Pettis Scores Super Late Victory & Soenksen Takes Limited Late Fast Time & Feature Win
By Mary Langreck
April 30, 2005; Marshfield, WI: – The American Asphalt and Stratford Sign Night almost froze out the fans, but the racing action was hot. Jeff Weinfurter was quick timer in the Super Lates, Joel Soenksen in his first visit grabbed fast time and the Limited Late Model feature win. Cale Laessig in the Supers also was best in time and in the feature. Cody Meyer picked up a clean sweep in the 1-Man Cruisers.
The first three laps of the CARQUEST Super Late Model feature were led by Jay VanDerGeest. Jeff Weinfurter then took over and looked to take the win. Ben Pettis had worked his way through the field and began to reel in Weinfurter. Pettis worked the inside groove under Weinfurter. Lap 20, Pettis was the new leader and stretched his lead to hold on for the win. Weinfurter finished second, Jay VanDerGeest third, Darek Gress fourth and Tim Hintz fifth.
Mike Merriam led the first two laps of the first Limited Late Model feature this season. Bo Bennish led the next 15 laps as Joel Soenksen chased him down for the lead. Soenksen battled close with Bennish and came out the new leader on lap 18. Soenksen took the victory, Bennish second, Mike Merriam third, Jody Benson fourth and Rick Hetzel fifth.
The CARQUEST Super Stock field was led by Randy Emmerich for the first two laps. Chad Scholl then led the next three. 2004 Track Champ Cale Laessig then took charge. Last week’s feature winner, Andy Simonis tried to catch Laessig to challenge for the lead, but Laessig stayed out front. Brian Weinfurter, Matt Pyburn and Tim Plowman all raced their way to the front looking to advance. Laessig fended off Simonis for the win, Simonis second, Weinfurter third, Plowman fourth and Pyburn fifth.
Laps one through four of the 1-Man Cruiser feature were led by Pat Dickman. Then Cody Meyer took the lead and held on for the win and a clean sweep. Tim Dickman took second, Wayne Dietz third, Mike Denny fourth and Todd Hoeper fifth.
Next Saturday is Weber Farms Milk Store and Nasonville Dairy Night at the races. Pits open at 3:30, stands 5 p.m., qualifying 6 p.m. and racing 7:30. Race divisions include Super Late Models, Super Stocks, 4-Cylinders and 1-Man Cruisers. Raindated for Sunday, pits open 1:30, stands open 3 p.m., qualifying 4 p.m., racing 5:30. 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 $10.00, Students ages 10-15 yrs. $5.00 and under 10 yrs FREE with a parent. Family Tickets $25.00 (includes 2 adult tickets + unlimited students & children).
Everyone 16 yrs and older may sign up FREE every race to win the 2005 Ford Mustang Pace Car!
Super Late Model: Jeff Weinfurter 17.931
Limited Late Model: Joel Soenksen 19.656
Super Stock: Cale Laessig 20.310
4-Cylinder: Didn’t race
1-Man Cruiser: Cody Meyer 23.800
CARQUEST Super Late Model
Heat 1: Weinfurter, Pettis, VanDerGeest, Gress, Hintz, Gibbons.
Limited Late Model
Heat 1: Bennish, Merriam, Soenksen, Benson, Peters, Hetzel, Woller.
CARQUEST CWSSA Super Stock
Heat 1: Zvolena, Meyer, Emmerich, Coon, Cournoyer.
Heat 2: Pyburn, Simonis, Laessig, Weinfurter, Plowman.
Heat 1: Meyer, T. Dickman, Dietz, Denny, Hewitt.
Super Late Model: Pettis, Weinfurter, VanDerGeest, Gress, Hintz, Gibbons.
Limited Late Model: Soenksen, Bennish, Merriam, Benson, Hetzel, Peters.
Super Stock: Laessig, Simonis, Weinfurter, Plowman, Pyburn, Bennish, Scholl, Meyer, Zvolena, Coon.
1-Man Cruiser: Meyer, T. Dickman, Dietz, Denny, Hoeper, Hewitt, P. Dickman.