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Steve Holzhausen Powers to Yellow River Racing Series Feature Win at Marshfield Motor Speedway

Posted under Race Reports by Wayne Brevik on July 16th, 2012

Fairchild, WI – July 14, 2012 – It was the Bill Sherman Memorial & Immanual Lutheran Church Night tonight at Marshfield Motor Speedway, and outside of a very brief shower, the fans were treated to a beautiful night of action packed racing!

It was leg two of three in the Earth Incorporated Yellow River Racing Series super late model feature event, here tonight, at Marshfield Motor Speedway.  On the start, it was Jim Sauter, Jr. and Chad Selk filling the void in the front row, and Jason Weinkauf and Dean LaPointe in row two.  It was Sauter, Jr. leading the way for the first 8 laps in this, a 65 lap main event.  One lap later, it was Merrill, WI hotshoe Jason Weinkauf taking the lead away from Sauter, Jr. with an inside pass.  Weinkauf, who calls Marshfield Motor Speedway his home track, looked extremely fast as he stretched his lead over Sauter, Jr.  Further back, it was Cardell Potter working his way to the third position, with Jordan Thiel climbing to fourth in the Wisz Racing entry.  On lap 23, Potter was able to clear the stock car of Sauter, Jr. for the runner up position.  On lap 33, caution flew for an incident on the backstretch in which Matt Tifft and Jordan Thiel made contact with each other, sending the Tifft car wildly off the backstretch and up onto the backstretch hill.  The Ohio native of Tifft, was able to drive away and re enter the race on the restart.  Once the field chose their lane for the restart, it was once again Jason Weinkauf at the helm with Cardell Potter in second, and Bangor, WI ace, Steve Holzhausen in the third position.  As it looked, Potter made several attempts at Weinkauf for the lead, but just couldn’t get close enough to make the pass on the machine of Weinkauf.  As Potter slipped a bit, it was Steve Holzhausen taking advantage and powered his Kempf’s Logging sponsored stock car to the second position.  Holzhausen now had 18-laps to decide how he wanted to make an attempt on takng over the lead in this special Yellow River Racing Series feature event.  Holzhausen looked to the inside of Weinkauf several times and closed on Weinkauf.  It looked as if Weinkauf’s machine may have been pushing slightly as Holzhausen was able to cleanly look to the inside of Weinkauf. On lap 50, Steve Holzhausen pulled alongside of Weinkauf to the inside, and the two drivers raced side by side for several laps.  Finally, it was Holzhausen clearing the stock car of Weinkauf for the race lead.  Another driver working his way from the back of the field was Randall Wilhorn.  Wilhorn’s car looked equally fast as the leaders, but just had to work his #88 machine through much traffic.  Working his way back to the front after an earlier caution was Jordan Thiel.  Thiel, by lap 51, raced his way all the way back to the sixth position battling a very fast and competitive Colin Reffner.  Back up front, however, it was Holzhausen by two car lengths over Weinkauf for the race lead.  Once starter Geno Eckes threw the checkered flag, it was Steve Holzhausen pocketing the win over Weinkauf and Cardell Potter.  Finishing fourth and fifth respectively was Randall Wilhorn and Jim Sauter, Jr.  Matt Tifft was the evening’s fast timer, with Dean LaPointe nabbing the Dash 4 Cash.  Heat winners tonight were Cory Jankowski, Jim Sauter, Jr., and Colin Reffner.

1. Steve Holzhausen

2. Jason Weinkauf

3. Cardell Potter

4. Randall Wilhorn

5. Jim Sauter, Jr.

6. Jordan Thiel

7. Colin Reffner

8. Matt Tifft

9. Ben Pettis

10. Cory Jankowski

11. Ryan Hinner

12. Chad Selk

13. Dean LaPointe

14. Ernie Schlough

15. Paige Decker

16. Claire Decker

17. Darek Gress

18. Don Turner

Also competing tonight on the 1/2 mile paved oval of Marshfield Motor Speedway was the CWMSA 4-Cylinders.  Chili, WI driver Charlie Nickel must relish the opportunity of racing the Roger Cochrane #79 machine.  Nickel, since hopping in the car a few weeks back, has been nothing short of sensational.  Again tonight, Nickel took home fast time honors, along with heat & feature wins!  Derk and Steve Hauser did all they could do to take the win away from Nickel, but tonight, it was Charlie Nickel with the sweep.  Steve Hauser captured the other heat win tonight in 4-cylinder action.

1. Charlie Nickel

2. Derk Hauser

3. Steve Hauser

4. Tim Anderson

5. Dennis Goetsch

6. Jeff Behrens

7. Ricky Brandl

8. Charles Dixon

9. Mike Juedes

The always exciting Bandits were back in action tonight and it was John Lendred and Corey Stephens  leading the way in the feature event.  Stephens would grab the early lead with Randy Polansky running in second.  However, it was Phil Malouf making exceptional moves to work his way to the top spot on lap 4.  Randy Polansky made numerous attempts to close on the very fast Malouf machine, but tonight, it was Phil Malouf powering  his familiar #32 machine to the feature win.  Polansky finished a strong second with Eau Claire, WI driver Brian Hudson finishing third.

1. Phil Malouf

2. Randy Polansky

3. Brian Hudson

4. Corey Stephens

5. Christine Schmude

6. John Radtke

7. Lizzie Hamilton-Zahn

8. Dan Nickel

9. John Lendred

Marshfield Motor Speedway will be competing again next week with the Limited Late Models joining us for their special feature event.  CWSSA Super Stocks, CWMSA 4-Cylinders, Bandits, and the second running of the Pure Stock Invitational will all be in action.  Along with these 5 divisions of racing, we will also have the annual Pie Eating Contest  for our point leaders and other named individuals!  Don’t miss all this and more, next week at Marshfield Motor Speedway.  Join us on Facebook, or visit us on Twitter or online at for further updates.