Weinfurters’ Score Feature Wins
By Mae Schultz
August 13, 2005; Marshfield, WI: – The Marshfield News-Herald night at Marshfield Super Speedway treated race fans to some competitive races and close finishes. Jeff Weinfurter took first in the Super Late Model Feature, Brian Weinfurter in the Super Stock Feature, Steve Stewart in the 4-Cylinder Feature and Troy Engman in the 1-Man Cruiser Feature.
Early in the Super Late Model Feature, the race was three-wide for first with Tim Hintz, Elliott Weiler and Darek Gress. As the field entered turn one Greg Back and Tim Hintz made contact with each other causing a caution. Back hit the wall, but was not hurt. After the restart, Jeff Weinfurter charged ahead to take first place. Ben Pettis, who had restarted in fourth place, worked his way up to second. With ten laps to go, Pettis started to catch Weinfurter and challenged his lead. For the remainder of the race, it was close racing between Pettis and Weinfurter. Pettis kept trying to use the inside groove to overtake Weinfurter, but couldn’t quite make it happen. In turn three of the last lap, Pettis tried to slide around Weinfurter on the outside. It looked like he might get the win, but Weinfurter held strong and snatched the checkered flag. Points leader Pettis took second, Eugene Gregorich third, Weiler fourth, and John Totzke fifth. Joe Krzykowski was the fast qualifier.
In the Super Stock Feature, Brian Weinfurter pushed his way up from the middle of the pack to lead the race and demand the win. Andy Simonis slid around Chad Scholl on the outside to take first place with 13 laps to go. But, by the middle of the race, Weinfurter had taken second and was gunning for the number one slot. Simonis didn’t make it easy for him, he held Weinfurter off on both the inside and outside grooves. With five laps to go when they were neck and neck, Weinfurter shot around Simonis to steal first. After the white flag flew, an accident caused a caution but the race was called complete. Weinfurter took first, points leader Simonis got second and Bo Bennish third. Fast qualifier Cale Laessig took fourth, and Scholl fifth.
Steve Stewart nabbed the lead early in the 4-Cylinder Feature, but he had to race hard to keep it. With ten laps to go, Stewart was leading the race when the yellow flag flew. After the caution, J.J. Flick fought Dale Louze for third place and won. One lap later, with seven to go, Flick took second from Steve Hauser on the outside. Then the race for first place heated up between Stewart and Flick. Flick tried everything he could to pass Stewart, using both the inside and outside grooves. But Stewart held him off until the end and won the race. Points leader Flick took second, Hauser third, Dan McGiveron fourth, and Derk Hauser, who was the fast qualifier, took fifth.
The 1-Man Cruiser feature started out with lots of action, when the leaders took the race three wide in the first lap. David Knauf eventually took the lead, Cody Meyer second and Wayne Dietz third. With seven laps to go, Troy Engman, who had started ninth pushed his way up to take second place on the outside. Then, he started to hunt down Knauf for first. He tried multiple times to overtake the leader. With two laps to go, he was finally successful and took the lead. With a clean sweep, Engman won the race (was fast qualifier and heat winner), Knauf second, points leader Cody Meyer took third, Justin Moore fourth and Wayne Dietz fifth.
The powder puff Super Stock race was won by Christel Simonis with Kathy Raykowski second. Missy Pitts won the 4-Cylinder race over six other drivers. Shelby Langreck won the 1-Man Cruiser race over two other drivers.
Next Saturday is the Reigel Plumbing & Heating night. The race program includes CarQuest Super Lates, Limited Late Models, 4-Cylinders, 1-Man Cruisers. Pits open at 3:30, time trials at 6 p.m., racing at 7:30. Rain dated for Sunday, two 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. Adult grandstand admission $10.00, Students ages 10-15 yrs. $5.00 and under 10 yrs FREE with a parent. Family Ticket is $25.00 (includes 2 adult tickets + unlimited students & children).
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