Bobby T.runs away with Championship Night main event!! Krzykowski crowned Late Model champ!
By Amy Kolo

September 4, 1998; Plover, WI: - Chris Wimmer screamed out a new late model track record! With Wimmer having fast time he opted to take the Hot ‘n Now Ultimate Challenge, which was up to $2,100.00. At the start of the race Bobby T took the lead immediately. Larry Lepak was directly behind him with Brian Back behind Lepak. The stayed pretty much the same until lap 11. Bobby T started pulling away from the rest of the pack, as Jason Weinkauf maneuvered his way around Back. The rest of the fast runners were stuck in the back behind slower cars, allowing Bobby T to gain even more car lengths ahead of the rest of the pack.

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Time to celebrate!!

In the left photo, Joe Krzykowski (left) is

congratulated by track owner Darrel Bassuener on his track championship as he took the CWRA Late Model crown.  In the right photo; Scott Wimmer carries the American Flag during opening ceremonies after setting fast time and establishing a new track record for the Late Models with a lap of 12.265 seconds on the high-banked third mile oval.

Gary Back definitely had speed tonight. He soon made his way around Weinkauf. Back was bound and determined to catch Bobby T. By lap 23 Back made his way around Lepak. Bobby T had just enough car lengths ahead of him so Back would never be able to catch him. Bobby T took the checkered with Back in second, and Lepak in third. Wimmer ended up seventh.

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More victory lane activities!  Shown above is Gary Back (#26) who earned the most points this evening to take the Coca-Cola End of Season championship honors.  He is congratulated by track owner
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Darrel Bassuener.  In the right photo, Bobby Turzinski is surrounded by representatives of Coca-Cola after winning the CWRA Late Model feature event.

Cale Laessig pulled out ahead in the super stock feature, with Jim Cormack right behind him. Merle Weinfurter made his way around Cormack on lap 10. Randy Storlie who has been very fast lately was making his way up the pack to start working on the leaders.

By lap 11 Storlie found himself in the third position fighting for the second. Storlie with in the next two laps made it around Weinfurter, then Laessig for the lead. On lap 15, Alan Sankey drove his truck up the bank on the backstretch just missing all the signs. Sankey held on to her and made his way back onto the track all in one piece. Sankey definitely deserved the Culver’s Hot Dog of the Night Award, for hanging on to it.

sands9820e.jpg (10739 bytes) Jason Kirsling had a fine evening.  He set third quick time, won the dash and later came back and finished third in the feature race to score the most points during the Coca-Cola End of Season championships.  Darrel Bassuener, the owner of Golden Sands Speedway offers his congratulations not only on the fine performances this evening but Krisling also won the Super Stock title.

Fast runner Jason Kirsling was quickly moving his way up to the front. By lap 20, Kirsling had already made it to the second position and started working on Storlie for the lead. With five laps to go it looked like a dash. Storlie was able to hold off Kirsling for the checkered. Kirsling finished second with Weinfurter in third.

The pure stock feature looked like a crash fest and almost a dirt race. Everyone was racing so hard for the season championship. By lap 8, Shawn Stelzer made his way up to the front of the pack, with Jim Stratton right on his heals. Marv Flick was in the lead. A spin came out on lap 10, and as the guys lined back up to race Stelzer slammed into Flick. Since there was no lap completed, Stelzer and Flick both got their spots back.

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Randy Storlie would wind up in victory lane after the final Super Stock point race of the season. Shawn Stelzer earned his first ever track title when he locked up the Street Stock championship with this evenings performances.

By lap 12, Stelzer lost it in the sand sending dust storms everywhere. The flag stayed green as Stelzer ended up in the back of the pack. Through the dust storm the leaders Flick and Stratton tangled bringing out a caution and sending both of them to the back of the pack. With two laps to go Jeff Stroik was able to take the checkered, with Curt Blenker in second, and Reed Rossier in third.

The champions of the night were as follows: in late models, Gary Back. The season champion in the late model division is Smokin’ Joe Krzykowski. Pure stock season nightly champion and season champion is Shawn Stelzer. Super stock season nightly champion and season champion is Jason Kirsling. Great job to all drivers. Don’t for get next week is the 4th Annual Miller Night with the 2nd Annual CWRA Race of Champions, plus Super Stocks.

Golden Sands Speedway is a high-banked 1/3 mile oval, located between 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
Feature Event Time Trials
1. #31 Bobby Turzinski

1. #52 Chris Wimmer

12.265 Seconds
2. #26 Gary Back 2. #26 Gary Back 12.283 Seconds
3. #40 Jeremy Lepak 3. #71 Mark Eswein 12.294 Seconds
4. # 3 Jeff Weinfurter 4. #98 Brian Back 12.320 Seconds
5. #71 Mark Eswein 5. # 3 Jeff Weinfurter 12.360 Seconds
6. #98 Brian Back
7. #52 Chris Wimmer

Established New Track Record

8. #85 Kirby Kurth
9. #77 Todd Stapleman
10. #18 Mike Brahmstedt

Semi-Feature: 1.) Keith Witt; 2.) Jason Weinkauf; 3.) Rene Scheinoha; 4.) Dean LaPointe; 5.) Brian Seubert; 6.) Scott Beyer; 7.) Larry Lepak; 8.) Joe Kryzkowski
Consolation: 1.) Bob Mackesy; 2.) Aaron Roehl; 3.) Garrett Fait; 4.) Eric Getzloff
First Heat: 1.) Chad Devine; 2.) Weunkauf; 3.) Roehl
Second Heat: 1.) Witt; 2.) Beyer; 3.) Mike Cox Jr.
Third 10 Lap Heat: 1.) Monte Gress; 2.) Mike Budleski; 3.) LaPointe
Fourth 10 Lap Heat: 1.) J. Lepak; 2.) Kurth; 3.) Weinfurter
Dash: 1.) Weinfurter; 2.) Wimmer; 3.) G. Back

CWSSA Super Stock Division
Feature Event Time Trials
1. #53 Randy Storlie 1. #61 Gary Wosick 13.312 Secs.
2. #99 Jason Kirsling 2. #17 Jason Szymkowiak 13.576 Secs.
3. #24 Merle Weinfurter 3. #99 Jason Kirsling 13.673 Secs.
4. #01 Cale Laessig 4. # 3 Alan Sansky 13.637 Secs.
5. #17 Jason Syzmkowiak 5. #27 Judd Brandl 13.703 Secs.
6. # 7 Jim Cormack
7. #78 Scott Hamel
8. #52 Mike Doughty
9. #61 Gary Wosick
10. #27 Judd Brandl

Semi-Feature: 1.) Matt Wisz; 2.) David Pagels; 3.) Tim Plowman; 4.) Jim Marquard; 5.) Darwin Brunow; 6.) Wesley Krause
First Heat: 1.) Brunrow; 2.) Krause; 3.) John Bell
Second Heat: 1.) Pagels; 2.) Laessig; 3.) Weinfurter
Third Heat: 1.) Andy Simonis; 2.) Hamel; 3.) Brandl
Dash: 1.) Kirsling; 2.) Brandl; 3.) Wosick

Pure Stock Division
Feature Event Time Trials
1. # 7 Brian Stroik 1. # 8 Jim Stratton 14.963 Secs.
2. # 4 Curt Blenker 2. #40 Shawn Stelzer 14.964 Secs.
3. #22 Reed Rossier 3. #78 Bradley Scholze 15.051 Secs.
4. #40 Shawn Stelzer
5. #17 Mike Merriam
6. #78 Bradley Scholze
7. #22 Michael Brooks
8. # 8 Jim Stratton

Semi-Feature: 1.) Merriam; 2.) Brooks; 3.) Roland Kuhn; 4.) Jeffrey Gruber;
5.) Tony Christamn Jr.

First Heat:
1.) Kuhn; 2.) Jason Lewandowski; 3.) Merriam
Second Heat: 1.) Marv Flick; 2.) Stroik; 3.) Cal Greening
Dash: 1.) Blenker; 2.) Stelzer; 3.) Todd Radtke