Weinfurter and Simonis Score Feature Wins
By Mae Schultz
July 23, 2005; Marshfield, WI: – The WDEZ, Bill Sherman and Dental Clinic of Marshfield night at Marshfield Super Speedway treated fans to some exciting and unpredictable races. Jeff Weinfurter snatched the Super Late Model Feature win, Andy Simonis won the Super Stock Feature and Cody Meyer took the Cruiser Feature win.
Cautions and clever racing created some surprising action in the Super Late Model Feature. Rookie Tim Hintz began the race with the pole, but he had to fight off Josh Bell to keep the lead from the very beginning. Then, with 13 laps to go, Darek Gress came around on the outside to grab first place from Hintz, Eugene Gregorich Jr. followed to take second, pushing Hintz back to third. Then Hintz spun out, and a caution followed. A lot changed after the caution. Gress fell to the back and Jeff Weinfurter, who started third on the restart, charged up on the inside to steal second and then first place. Weinfurter, who had the fast qualifying time, held the lead and achieved his second win in three weeks. Gregorich finished second, Brian Back third, Josh Bell fourth and Ben Pettis fifth.
The caution flag flew early in the Super Stock feature when Wes Coon spun out in the fourth lap. After the caution, Matt Cournoyer, who had been leading the race, fell to the middle of the field. With 13 laps to go, Andy Simonis took first place on the outside. He pulled away from the field and went basically unchallenged for the remainder of the race. The action was in the battle for second place between Bo Bennish and Brian Weinfurter. Bennish prevailed in turn three with seven laps to go. After the white flag flew, Matt Pyburn’s car started to spark from the front wheel. A caution was called and the race was considered finished. Simonis took first, Bennish second, Weinfurter, who had the fast qualifying time, third, Randy Meyer fourth, and Travis Zvolena fifth.
Cody Meyer started the Cruiser Feature third but charged to take first place in the first lap. He held it to the end of the race, but it wasn’t easy. With three laps to go, David Knauf caught up to Meyer and tried both the inside and the outside grooves to get around him. When the white flag flew, they were nose to tail, but Knauf’s efforts went unrewarded because Meyer held him off until the checkered flag. Meyer finished first, Knauf, who had the fast qualifying time, finished second, Tim Dickman third, Wayne Dietz fourth, and Marc Baldwin fifth.
Motorcycle Results By Woody Eckes
Last weekend T J Zeidler of Ringle , Wisconsin hit a haybale at another race track, got knocked out and received a ride to the hospital. Tonight he paced the field in the heat to a first place finish with local rider Cliff Eckes Jr hot on his heels in second place. All eight riders transferred to the final for a 10 lap shootout that raged all race long. But this race joining Zeidler and Eckes were Steve Kasten from Hatley and Randy Ruffi fromDuluth in a back and forth meelee. Kasten led off the line with Eckes thundering by on the outside down the backstretch; then entering turn three Zeidler swept by both on the high line. Ruffi lurked in their shadows waiting for his turn at the point. Eckes held the point the first lap, but Kasten surged ahead down the backstretch for lap two. Zeidler took his turn out front on lap three with a full throttle blast around turns three and four in an attempt to break away from the snarling pack. But Kasten and Eckes held their ground and sped past once Zeidlers’ abused tires lost grip. Ruffi tucked in behind those two and Zeidler was relegated to fourth at the finish line. Craig Nigh led home the second pack battle for fifth.
RESULTS: 1.Steve Kasten YAM 2.Cliff Eckes Jr. YAM 3.Randy Ruffi YAM 4.T J Zeidler YAM 5.Craig Nigh HON 6.Troy Johnson ROT 7. Craig Lewis YAM 8.Ron Bean YAM
Story by Woody Eckes
The WDEZ IROC Saturn race was won by Daria Lietza, Diana Zabel second, Tanya Stege third and Lee Peek fourth.
The Hardees and Dr. Pepper kids bicycle was won by Shane Yach of WI, Rapids.
Next Saturday, July 30, is the Racin Back To The Country Concert Special sponsored by WAXX 104.5 and Rock N Roll To Go. This special event features a full race program of Super Lates, Limited Lates, Super Stocks and 1-Man Cruisers plus two concerts. Pits and stands open at 12:30 p.m., with the first concert at 2 p.m., time trials at 5 p.m., racing at 6:30 and the second concert at approximately 7:30. Rain dated for Sunday, one hours earlier. 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. VIP tickets available for only $20.00, Adult grandstand admission $12.00, Students ages 10-15 yrs. $6.00 and under 10 yrs FREE with a parent. Family Ticket is $30.00 (includes 2 adult tickets + unlimited students & children).
Everyone 16 yrs and older may sign up FREE every race night to win the 2005 Ford Mustang Pace Car!