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Tifft Holds Off Rihn, Wins Second Feature at Marshfield

Posted under Race Reports by Wayne Brevik on June 27th, 2011


Fairchild, WI, June 25, 2011 – With all divisions racing including the exciting motorcycles, tonight proved to be a great night of hot racing action.  Despite a half hour rain delay, sunny – warm weather prevailed, and 6 classes of racing provided much excitement for the race fans in attendance. 

Chris Grimes and Mark Kraus battled for the top spot in the 35-lap Super Late Model feature event.  Grimes, who earlier in the evening took top honors in his heat, paced the field for the first 17 laps.  With Kraus holding down the second spot, Ohio sensation Matt Tifft worked his way from his twelfth starting position, into the third spot by lap 18.  On the same lap, Ronnie Rihn took the lead away from Grimes.  With Tifft making the inside pass of Grimes to capture the second spot, Greenwood, WI driver Erin Schlough moved past four cars to gain the fourth position.  While Matt Tifft and Ronnie Rihn battled side by side for the top spot, and Schlough closing in on Grimes for the third spot, caution flew as Jesse Pokszyk was tagged and spun in turn three.  With seven laps remaining, it appeared there was much great racing remaining with all the two and three wide racing occurring.  Up front, it was Tifft and Rihn racing side by side for the win, further back, Grimes proved to have the better car on short runs and pulled away slightly from Schlough.  Several times in the closing laps, the two lead cars made contact with Rihn getting moved up the track slightly.  Young Matt Tifft fought off a hard charging Ronnie Rihn for the win by no more than three feet.  With Grimes coming home third, new point leader Randall Wilhorn took advantage of Schlough sliding up the track slightly off turn two, and made the inside pass on the last lap to pocket fourth.  Schlough, who had a great car on the long runs, earned his first top five finish of the year at Marshfield Motor Speedway.  Matt Tifft also took home top honors in qualifying with Rihn crossing the line first in the fast heat.  Cardell Potter held off Tifft to win the Napa of Marshfield Dash 4 Cash.

  1. #89 MATT TIFFT
  2. #29 RONNIE RIHN
  5. #7-11 ERIN SCHLOUGH
  6. #9 MARK KRAUS
  10. #21 BEN PETTIS
  11. #22 MG GAJEWSKI
  13. #7 DON TURNER


CWSSA Super Stocks were once again in action tonight and Ryan Hinner was looking to keep his stronghold on the division with point leader Bryan Langreck looking to knock off the multi feature winner.  Matt Pyburn enjoyed a comfortable lead as he surpassed Joe Nowak, Bryan Langreck, and John Kasbowski on the first lap.  Pyburn held the lead until fast timer Ryan Hinner grabbed the lead away on the ninth lap.  Once Hinner found himself in the top spot, the real race would be for second.  With Pyburn holding down the second spot, Paige Decker was looking to take it away.  With Ryan Hinner capturing yet another feature win, Matt Pyburn held off a hard charging Paige Decker for the runner up position.  Natalie Decker and Claire Decker rounded out the top five.

Participating in another great night of racing was the 4-Cylinder Division.  Dennis Goetsch tripped the clock fastest with a lap time of 22.737.  Heat winners tonight were Matt Cole and point leader Don Dunow.  Mike Dixon looked strong once again tonight as he led the first 16 laps of the 20-lap main event.  On lap 17, Don Dunow and Mike Dixon made contact bringing out the first caution.  With Dixon taking the blame for the event, Don Dunow would get his top position back.  Dunow would have to hold off the challenges of Steve Hauser the rest of the way to earn a feature win.  Another great battle on the speedway was Matt Cole and Rick Brandl for the fourth spot.  Once starter Patrick Barrett threw the checkered flag, it was Don Dunow winning another feature.  With Steve Hauser coming home in the second spot, Dixon, Matt Cole, and Rick Brandl finished third, fourth, and fifth respectively.

Harry Bell not only has a very sharp looking Bandit racecar, it is very fast!  Bell, who calls Marshfield home, tripped the clock at 23.713 to earn top honors in qualifying.  Tim Anderson was standing in the way of Bell earning another feature win.  Anderson, an Auburndale, WI resident, took the lead away from Bell and went out to win the Bandit Feature.  Anderson also pocketed the Bandit heat win.  With Harry Bell coming home in second, Charlie Nickel and Isaiah Rowe finished third and fourth.

In their debut at MMS, the Midwest Mod 4’s Adam Eckes set fast time.  Eckes tripped the clock at 21.870.  Dale Louse quickly set the pace in feature action as he powered his #9 racecar in front of the field. Scott Scholze made every attempt to run down Louse, however, Dale Louse fought off all battles and came home in the top spot.  With Scholze taking second, Adam Eckes, Bob Dalski, and Aaron Peterson rounded out the top five respectively.

Next week, the stars and cars of the ASA Midwest Tour visit Marshfield Motor Speedway.  See former Nascar Sprint Cup champion Matt Kenseth’s son, Ross, compete against some of the top stars in America, including Steve Carlson, Tim Schendel, and Chris Wimmer.  For complete details, visit us online at