Skylar Holzhausen Scores First Career SLM Win At Marshfield Motor Speedway
August 22, 2009; Fairchild, WI: – WAXX 104.5/Rock n Roll To Go night at the races brought warm temperatures and plenty of racing excitement for the large crowd, here at Marshfield Motor Speedway Saturday night.
Hitting the 1/2 mile paved oval tonight was the Culver’s of Marshfield Super Late Models, D & D Amusement Games Super Stocks, 4-Cylinders, Motorcycles, and Junkyard Warriors. Fast qualifiers tonight were Chris Weinkauf, Colin Reffner, Randall Wilhorn, Steve Kasten, and Kyle Rasmussen.
There were plenty of good drivers in the 23-car Super Late Model feature event. Leading the way was Darren Jackson and Tim Hintz. Hintz got the jump on Jackson and led the way the first 3 laps with Jackson hot on his heels. With Skylar Holzhausen and Travis Sauter moving up from their third row positions, both drivers were looking to advance their positions. After completion of lap 3, things got a bit exciting for the race fans. With Hintz leading and Jackson and Dean LaPointe battling for the second position, Travis Sauter was looking to steal second entering turn one. With Jackson running the low groove and LaPointe slightly off his quarter panel running in the upper groove, Sauter looked to the inside of Jackson in an attempt to capture the second position. When Sauter realized that his car wasn’t far enough up on Jackson entering the corner, Sauter made an attempt to back out of his attempted inside pass, however, he got into the left rear bumper cover of Jackson. Unfortunately, 1/3 of the field had no place to go and was caught up in the melee. Blake Horstman made a valiant effort in trying to thread the needle between Darren Jackson’s car and the wall, unfortunately there wasn’t enough room causing major right side damage to the Wehr’s Machine sponsored machine. With no place to go, point leaders Chris & Jason Weinkauf also sustained heavy damage to their racecars Jason Weinkauf ended up on his side with his brother Chris sliding underneath Jason’s car. Chili, Wisconsin driver Chad Selk ended up under the machine of Jason Weinkauf and buried by two other cars while imbedded into the turn one wall. Travis Stebane had no place to go and wound up in the backside of Selk’s car. Marshfield driver Rory Melbinger also received damage to his car as he was pinched in between the cars of Jason Weinkauf, Selk, Horstman, and Jackson. We are very happy to report that no drivers were injured in the 8-car pile up. The red flag to 47 minutes allowing drivers and track officials to figure out the best way to untangle the cars without causing further damage. The car that officials were most worried about was that of Jason Weinkauf’s that was up on his side. Officials were able to bring Weinkauf’s car back to the pavement with no further damage. Once the clean up process was complete and drivers given the green flag to restart the 25-lap feature event, Bangor, Wisconsin driver Sylar Holzhausen quickly put his Ford in the top spot. Tim Hintz held the runner up spot until Tim Rothe decided it was time for him to advance a position and start working on Holzhausen by lap 17. Being place in the rear of the field for the earlier caution, Travis Sauter appear to be driving a rocket ship. The Necedah driver passed many cars at will and advanced his position eight spots in eight laps. By lap 18, Sauter moved to the third position setting his sights on a very fast Rothe. With Holzhausen enjoying a five car length lead, Sauter edged by Rothe on lap 20 and pushed his car, cutting Holzhausen’s lead to 3 car lengths once starter Patrick Barrett threw the while flag indicating one lap to go. On the races final lap, Sauter was able to cut into the lead slightly that Holzhausen built, however, Skylar Holzhausen came across the finish line first capturing his first ever super late model win! Sauter, Tim Rothe, Robb Vanderloop, Tim Hintz, and Elliott Weiler rounded out the top six drivers respectively. Heat winners were Jesse Pokszyk, Jay VanDerGeest, and Travis Sauter. Jason Weinkauf won the Dash 4 Cash.
The D &; D Amusement Games Super Stock feature changed hands numerous time the first seven laps. Aaron Anderson led the way the first two laps with Greenwood’s Erin Schlough pacing the field the next three laps. Ryan Hinner took the lead from Schlough on the lap five and held the lead until lap eight. That was when point leader Colin Reffner out distanced Hinner down the backstretch taking over the top spot. Adam Dagenhardt proved to be very fast as well. The Coulee Region driver got by Hinner exiting turn two setting his sights on the point leader from Wisconsin Rapids, Colin Reffner. Daganhardt and Reffner seemed to have near equally prepared super stocks. The distance remained 3 car lengths the remainder of the race with Hinner towing behind Dagenhardt. The three drivers, Reffner, Daganhardt, and Hinner finished as the top three respectively. The second group of three crossing the finish line was that of Schlough, Burton Brown, and Kyle Davis.
In what appears to be a point battle right down to the last night of the season, Randall Wilhorn, Jeremiah Strauss, and Derk Hauser are making it a very exciting point race as the three drivers are only separated by a few points. Heat winner Wayne Elmhorst led the way early in the 20-lap feature event. On lap 4, Boyd, Wisconsin driver Don Dunow raced pass Elmhorst and took over the lead. Dunow, who has been extremely fast the past 4 weeks, led the next 12 laps with Austen Stump placed in the runner up position. Stump made several attempts on Dunow, however, Dunow was able to slam the door on Stump. Working his was through the field in an attempt to score yet another victory was that of Randall Wilhorn. The Nekoosa driver was able to get by Dunow on lap 16 of the 20-lap event. Wilhorn was able to hold off the field of 14 cars for the win and gain slightly on his point lead over fellow driver Jeremiah Strauss. Don Dunow finished a strong second with Austen Stump coming home in third. Jeremiah Strauss, Steve Hauser and Rick Brandl finished fourth, fifth, and sixth respectively.
Last year’s point champion here at Marshfield Motor Speedway in the Junkyard Warrior division was Kyle Rasmussen. With some bad luck early in the year, Rasmussen has turned things around and has been racing like the champion he is, most of the second half of the racing season. Rasmussen, who earlier in the night captured fast time, was looking to have a strong finish to the 2009 race season. Marc Baldwin, and Chad Kaser led the way to the green flag for the 12-lap feature event. By lap two, Kyle Rasmussen already took over the top spot pulling point leader Tim Anderson with him. With Shawn Carpenter moving into the third position, Rasmussen and Anderson continued to lead the way. Once the checkered flag flew, it was all Rasmussen as he captured the top spot. With Anderson second, Carpenter, Kaser, and Marc Baldwin rounded out the top five.
In a second Junkyard Warrior feature event, the winner was disqualified with Tim Anderson, Shawn Carpenter, and Kyle Rasmussen the podium finishers. Heat winners were Marc Baldwin and Buddy Barrow.
WAXX 104.5 night at the races was an appropriate title for tonight’s cycle races. Lee Johnson journeyed here from Big Falls, Wisconsin and was the man to beat from the get go. He stopped the qualifying clock fastest at 21.83 seconds; then went out and pushed Steve Kasten, a Hatley native, the complete six laps in the heat race. In the ten-lap feature event, Marshfield’s Bobby Fedrowitz shot into the lead off the starting line but Lee Johnson was right there pressing him hard for the three laps before he got by. Heat race winner Kasten, got a bad start and sliced his way through the pack to second place; however, he came up short as Johnson had eked out enough distance to secure his first win at Marshfield Motor Speedway. The motorcycles will once again roar around the paved oval of Marshfield Motor Speedway during the Annual Fall Spectacular the second weekend of September.
The next race will be the Season Championship on September 5th. Come out and see who will win the season point championships. There are many tight point races hence the night will prove to every bit exciting as it’s billing. Also in two weeks, we will be giving the Official Pace Car of Marshfield Motor Speedway away to some lucky fan. Your chances are very good, so please visit us in two weeks on Championship Saturday! Visit us online at: www.marshfieldmotorspeedway.com for all the update information about Marshfield Motor Speedway.