Weinkauf and Coon Both Earn Fast Time and Feature Wins
By Sara Johnson
June 3, 2006; Marshfield, WI: – The Sternweis & Sons Concrete and Mountain Dew race night super late model quicker timer was Chris Weinkauf. Wes Coon grabbed fast time in the super stocks. Kyle Opelt was fastest in the 4-cylinders. Justin Moore made a clean-sweep of the 1-Man Cruisers events and Troy Engman did the same in the Pure Stocks.
The super late model feature began with a battle between the 15 cars. Rick Grunden led the first two laps, then Dean LaPointe led the next four. Ben Pettis led the following lap, but LaPointe came back to lead the next one. The first caution came out for the spun car of Doug Drost in turn two. Fast timer Chris Weinkauf had been working his way to the front very quickly and before the caution was already in third. Lap nine Weinkauf shot ahead of both Pettis and LaPointe to take over the lead. LaPointe continued to race hard in second with Pettis, Eugene Gregorich and Jay VanDerGeest all waiting for their chance to advance. Pettis rallied back against LaPointe and re-claimed the second spot. Gregorich then moved up to take over third. Lap 19, contact between VanDerGeest and Jeff Weinfurter sent cars spinning. Tim Hintz and MG Gajewski got tangled together and Hintz’ car climbed up on top of Gajewski’s. Thankfully the drivers were alright, but none were able to finish the race. Weinkauf continued with his strong lead for the re-start right to the checkers. Gregorich passed Pettis for second, Pettis third, Jason Weinkauf moved up to fourth and LaPointe fifth.
Larry Schultz led the first two laps of the super stock feature. Denny Jo Crass led the next six. The first caution came out on lap six for the spun car of Randy Meyer. When the race resumed, Wes Coon moved up into the second spot, Brian Weinfurter third, Chad Scholl fourth and Matt Raykowski fifth. Coon passed Crass for the lead on lap nine. Weinfurter then began working his way by Crass. Lap 11 Weinfurter took second. The caution flew the final time on lap 13 for a blown radiator in Luke Bravener’s car. The race re-started single file, Scholl started to work the outside lane to get by Crass. With only three to go, Scholl took that third spot. Meanwhile, Weinfurter was racing his way to the front looking to take the lead from Coon. As Coon took the checkers for the lead, Weinfurter was able to pull up with his nose to Coon’s rear tires, but Weinfurter didn’t have enough to take the lead. Scholl finished third, Crass fourth and Raykowski fifth.
The 4-cylinder feature was led by Dan McGiveron the first two laps. JJ Flick had worked his way from his ninth place start to take over the lead. McGiveron continued to race in the second spot until Paul Berg passed him on lap ten. Fast timer Kyle Opelt was already up to the fourth spot with Steve Hauser fifth. Opelt and Hauser both passed McGiveron for lap 11. Opelt then passed Berg for the second spot with three laps remaining. Opelt was unable to challenge Flick for the lead. Flick won, Opelt second, Berg third, Hauser fourth and McGiveron fifth.
Don Elmhorst led the first lap of the 4-cylinder semi-feature. Adam Krzykowski then took the lead and held out for the win. Chris Langreck finished second, both advanced to the feature.
Todd Hoeper led almost the first half of the 1-Man Cruiser feature. Justin Moore then took the lead to complete his clean-sweep. Hoeper held on in second, with Wayne Dietz third. There was a battle back and forth between Mike Denny and Travis Paul. With only four laps left of the 14-lap contest, Paul won the battle. Moore won, Dietz second, Hoeper third, Paul fourth and Denny fifth.
Matthew Schmidt led the first lap of the 12 lap Pure Stock feature. Skylar Domine then took charge of the lead for the next two laps. Ron Kundinger then ran in second, Kyle Genett third, Jeff Behrens fourth and Tom Podratz fifth. Genett then passed both Kundinger and Domine for the lead on lap six. Chad Simone worked his way into the top five on lap five. The next lap Simone moved up to fourth and then the following lap third. Engman passed Genett for the lead on lap six. Engman won, Genett second, Simone third, Kundinger fourth and Behrens fifth.
Next Saturday, June 10th is St. Joseph’s Hospital and WDEZ 101.9FM Kids Night at the races. Stock Car Rides for Kids will begin immediately after qualifying. Plus FREE admission to all Scouts in uniform. Racing includes CarQuest Super Late Model, CarQuest Super Stocks, 4-Cylinders, 1-Man Cruisers, Junkyard Warriors and Pure Stocks. Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m., time trials at 5:30, racing starts at 7 p.m. 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). Rain dated for Sunday, two hours earlier.
Tuesday, June 13th is the Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MACCI) Race night. NASCAR Busch Series driver Randy LaJoie will be signing autographs and racing a super late model. Racing includes CarQuest Super Late Models and 4-Cylinders. Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m., time trials at 5:30, racing starts at 7 p.m. 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). Rain dated for Wednesday, June 14th same times.
Everyone 16 yrs and older may sign up FREE every race night to win the 2006 Dodge Charger Pace Car.