Chris Wimmer tops CWRA Late Model action
at the Golden Sands Speedway!

By Amy Kolo

July 10, 1998; Plover, WI: -  Chris Wimmer shot out into the lead during the late model feature as Fast runner, Sam Brundidge pulled out on the first lap with car problems. On the second lap Bob Mackesy ended up pitting with car problems also. On a good note Bob did win the Rollin’ Dough Pizza’s Best Looking Car Award.

sands9812a.jpg (13528 bytes) First career feature win at Golden Sands Speedway!   CWRA Late Model rookie driver Chris Wimmer scored his first feature checkered flag in this evenings Late Model feature.  Wimmer led the race from wire to wire and he held off late race challenges by Gary Back and Rex Rossier to score the win.

The top 6 positions started pulling away from the rest of the pack. Fast timer and Hot n’ Now Ultimate Challenger, Brian Back was stuck in the back behind all the slower cars. Gary Back started working on Wimmer for the lead, but Wimmer kept slamming on the gas cutting Back off. Mark Mackesy was working on Back for the second position, but by lap 14 Rex Rossier was finally able to make his way around Mackesy for the third position. Smokin’ Joe Krzykowski started coming up from the back of the pack looking for another feature win. With just five short laps to go, it looked like Back was going to get around Wimmer, but Wimmer would hold him off. On the last green flag lap it seemed like Wimmer, Back and Rossier were all going three wide fighting for the top position. As the checkered fell Wimmer took first with Back in second and Rossier in third.

sands9812b.jpg (14347 bytes) Keith Bohmsach charged passed Tim Plowman early in the Super Stock feature and held off his rivals to score his second feature win of the 1998 racing season at Golden Sands Speedway.  Bohmsach was challenged by Plowman to the checkered but he was able to stay out front and win the race.

During the super stock feature, it took about three tries before the pack actually completed the first green flag lap. Dustin Brillowski, and Andy Simonis pitted after a collision occurred coming into turn two. With the first green flag lap, Keith Bohmsach maneuvered around Tim Plowman for the lead. Plowman worked hard to try to regain the top position. Super truck runners Greg Gustin and Alan Sankey started making their way up from the back of the pack for the lead. By lap 14, Gustin started losing positions, first to Sankey. Then it looked like Judd Brandl and Jason Kirsling were going to make it around Gustin. It was a three wide effect with everyone fighting for the fourth position. Bohmsach took the checkered with Plowman in second, and Sankey in third. Gustin was able to hold Brandl and Kirsling off for fourth, but only by a fender.

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There were
two Pure Stock feature winners in tonight's action!!

Fans got to see some extra racing as a make-up feature was held for an earlier rain out.   Shawn Stelzer (right photo)  grabbed the win in the make-up race while,   Jim Stratton (left photo) won the hardware in the regular feature race.

The make up pure stock feature brought out some pretty exciting racing. Right away on the first lap Shawn Stelzer and Jim Stratton started taking cars three wide from the back of the pack trying to beat one another to the front. Stelzer is the point leader, but Jimmy Stratton defiantly would like to knock Stelzer out of the top position. Todd Radtke started joining the Stelzer and Stratton party fighting his way up to the top position. With a whole lot of banging, Stelzer took the checkered flag with Radtke in second and another fast runner Brian Stroik in third. Stratton took the fourth position.

The second pure stock feature pretty much looked like the first feature with the top runners fighting tooth and nail to get to the front, the only major difference was that the second feature had alot more cars in it. Almost double the amount. On lap four the top three positions spun coming out of turn one. Andy Bartell, Jeff Gruber, and Brad Scholze all sent to the back of the pack. This gave Brian Stroik the chance to take the lead, but it only lasted one short lap as Jim Stratton plowed around him. Stroik was able to hold on to second for the next five laps, but Stelzer put an end to that. Stelzer started working on Stratton. But Stratton was not giving up his lead. Stratton took the checkered with Stelzer in second and Stroik in third.

sands9812e.jpg (9976 bytes) You don't need a race car to challenge Golden Sands Speedway's high banked third mile oval.  You simply need a drivers license a street car and the courage to take to the track.  Here are the front runners in the Timed Event race.  Ron Witt in the brown Malibu at the right won the race.

Golden Sands Speedway held it’s ever popular Timed Event Races once again. The winner was Ron Witt in a Chevy Malibu. Don Cline came in second with his Ford Ranger, and Charlie Rossier came in third with his Chevy Camaro.

Golden Sands Speedway is a hig-banked 1/3 mile oval, located bwtween Wisconsin Rapids and Plover, WI, on highway 54.  Time Trials for the program start at 6:30 p.m. with racing at 7:45 p.m.  Each week the show features CWRA Late Models, Super Stocks and Pure Stocks with many added special events.  For those special nights please consult our schedule.

CWRA Late Model Division
30 Lap Feature Event Time Trials
1. #52 Chris Wimmer 1. #98 Brian Back 12.720 Secs.
2. #26 Gary Back 2. # 3 Jeff Weinfurter 12.903 Secs.
3. #21 Rex Rossier 3. #21 Rex Rossier 12.963 Secs.
4. #77 Joe Krzykowski 4. #12 Mark Mackesy 12.996 Secs.
5. #12 Mark Mackesy 5. #77 Joe Krzykowski 13.036 Secs.
6. #55 Mike Budleski Dash
7. # 3 Jeff Weinfurter 1. #77 Joe Krzykowski
8. #28 Wayne Cottrell 2. #12 Mark Mackesy
9. #73 Kevin Peterson 3. #21 Rex Rossier
10. #18 Mike Brahmstedt

Semi-Feature: 1.) Mark Mackesy; 2.) Greg Weinfurter; 3.) Steve Gress; 4.) Bobby Turzinski; 5.) Kirby Kurth; 6.) Jeremy Lepak
First Heat: 1.) Bob Mackesy; 2.) Gress; 3.) Lepak
Second Heat: 1.) Turzinski; 2.) Kurth; 3.) Garret Fait
Third 10 Lap Heat: 1.) Cottrell; 2.) Budleski; 3.) Peterson

CWSSA Super Stock Division
25 Lap Feature Event Time Trials
1. #24 Keith Bohmsach 1. #61 Gary Wosick 13.954 Secs.
2. #80 Tim Plowman 2. #52 Mike Doughty 13.984 Secs.
3. # 3 Alan Sansky 3. #99 Jason Kirlsing    14.074 Secs.
4. #44 Greg Gustin 4. #24 Merle Weinfurter   14.205 Secs.
5. #27 Judd Brandl 5. #27 Judd Brandl 14.301 Secs.
6. #99 Jason Kirlsing Dash
7. #17 Jason Szymkowiak 1. #27 Judd Brandl
8. #24 Merle Weinfurter 2. #99 Jason Kirsling
9. #61 Gary Wosick 3. #61 Gary Wosick
10. #52 Mike Doughty

Semi-Feature: 1.) Matt Wisz; 2.) John Bell; 3.) Jim Cormack; 4.) Darein Brunow; 5.) Wesley Krause
First Heat: 1.) Wisz; 2.) Bell; 3.) David Pagels
Second Heat: 1.) Cormack; 2.) Greg Gustin; 3.) Krause
Third Heat: 1.) Randy Storlie; 2.) Kirsling; 3.) Wosick

Pure Stock Division
20 Lap Feature Event Time Trials
1. # 8 Jim Stratton 1. #40 Shawn Stelzer    15.139 Secs.
2. #40 Shawn Stelzer 2. #26 Curtis Turner  15.345 Secs.
3. # 7 Brian Stroik 3. # 4 Curt Blenker 15.429 Secs.
4. # 7 Todd Radtke Dash
5. #41 Cal Greening 1. # 7 Todd Radtke
6. #78 Bradley Scholze 2. #40 Shawn Stelzer
7. #43 Marlowe Greening 3. # 4 Kurt Blenker
8. #22 Michael Brooks

First Heat: 1.) Andrew Bartell; 2.) Brooks; 3.) Jeffrey Gruber
Second Heat: 1.) Stratton; 2.) Cal Greening; 3.) Radtke

Timed Event:  1.) Ron Witt; 2.) Don Cline; 3.) Charlie Rossier