Nelson Nails Down Marshfield Super Late Victory
By Sara Johnson
June 10, 2006; Marshfield, WI: – The families were out for St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and 101.9/WDEZ Kids Night. The first 100 kids through the gate were given a goody bag, plus all the children had the opportunity to take a ride in a stock car.
Brandon Selle was the super late model fast timer. The super stock quick timer was Matt Pyburn. Steve Stewart grabbed another 4-cylinder fast time. Justin Moore timed in quickest in the 1-man cruisers and Mike Gwidt made a clean-sweep of the pure stock division.
Troy Nelson jumped out from his pole position start to lead the field for the CarQuest super late model feature. Ben Pettis, Jay VanDerGeest and Eugene Gregorich Jr. all battled for the top five spots. By lap five Gregorich broke into the second spot and began chasing Nelson who had already a big lead on the field. VanDerGeest and Time Hintz battled back and forth over the third spot. Chris Weinkauf was racing behind those two in the fifth spot and on lap 14 went three-wide to the outside to overtake both of them and earned the third position. Lap 19 the only caution flew for the spun car of Mike Sievers, he was unable to continue. Nelson now lost his big lead as the field was now right behind him for the restart. Weinkauf moved up into the second spot as the field battled side-by-side for the spots behind him. Weinkauf was able to pull ahead of Nelson for one lap only. It was a very close finish, with Nelson winning, Weinkauf second, Gregorich third, Hintz fourth and VanDerGeest fifth.
The CarQuest super stock feature was riddled with cautions. Larry Schultz led the first three laps. Travis Zvolena led the next four. Lap seven the caution flew for the spun car of Schultz. On the restart, Brian Weinfurter overtook Zvolena for the lead. Cale Laessig was racing third, but also passed Zvolena a couple of laps later for second. Wes Coon raced in the fourth spot with Chad Scholl fifth. The next caution flew on lap 11 for the spun car of Scholl. Weinfurter continued to lead with Laessig, Coon, Zvolena and Randy Meyer racing hard in the field. Coon passed Weinfurter for the lead on lap 15 and held on for the win. Laessig second, Weinfurter third, Meyer fourth and Zvolena fifth.
The 4-Cylinder feature had many position changes as the field raced three, four and even five-wide at times. Erin Schlough led the first three laps. Dan McGiveron led the next four, but was forced to pit due to sparks flying out from under his car. Steve Hauser then claimed the lead. Adam Krzykowski raced second, Steve Stewart third, Derk Hauser fourth and Kyle Opelt fifth. Stewart took second on the tenth lap and began working for the lead. Steve Hauser held onto the lead and as he and Stewart came out of four to receive the checkers, Stewart dove to the inside lane, but Hauser pulled ahead for the win. Stewart second, Krzykowski third, Derk Hauser fourth and Kyle Opelt fifth.
Wayne Dietz led the entire 1-Man Cruiser feature. Lester Kuehn came from the back to the front to finish second. Justin Moore third, Kyle Rasmussen fourth and Ron Sischo fifth.
The pure stock had four lead changes. Tom Podratz led the first two. Then Chad Simone led a lap. Kyle Genett led three laps, until Mike Gwidt took the lead for the win. Genett finished second, Simone third, Behrens fourth and John Kundinger fifth.
Tuesday, June 13th is the Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MACCI) Race night. NASCAR Busch Series driver Randy LaJoie will be signing autographs and racing a super late model. Racing includes CarQuest Super Late Models and 4-Cylinders. Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m., time trials at 5:30, racing starts at 7 p.m. Adult grandstand admission $10.00, Students ages 10-15 yrs. $5.00 and under 10 yrs FREE with a parent. Family Ticket is $25.00 (includes 2 adult tickets + unlimited students & children). Rain dated for Wednesday, June 14th same times.
Next Saturday, June 17th is the Hoosier Outlaw Winged Sprints with drivers expected from WI, IL, IN and OH. Plus Limited Late Models, 4-Cylinders, Motorcycles and Dirt Pure Stocks. Racing is sponsored by Nasonville Dairy, Weber’s Farm Store, Seubert Inc and 99.9/WIZD. Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m., time trials at 5:30, racing starts at 7 p.m. Marshfield Super Speedway is located 3.5 miles west of Marshfield on County Road H with weekly Saturday night stock car racing April through September. Adult grandstand admission for this special is $17.00, Students ages 10-15 yrs. $5.00 and under 10 yrs FREE with a parent. Pick up $2 off adult admission flyers at all CarQuest stores. Rain dated for Sunday, two hours earlier.
Everyone 16 yrs and older may sign up FREE every race night to win the 2006 Dodge Charger Pace Car.