Show Me The Money!
Eswein and Bohmsach, take the challenge and win during Mid-Season Championships and pocket
June 23, 2000; Plover, WI - The race season is flying by, as Golden Sands Speedway celebrated its Mid-Season Championship sponsored by Copps Food Stores. A special thanks goes to Copps for donating additional money to the purse for the night. Congratulations to Brandon Damask, the Wal-Mart Gift Certificate winner.
Mark Eswein took fast time in the Super Late Model division, and opted to take the Hot n Now Ultimate Challenge, which was up to $1,300.00.
The Super Late Model feature was a 50-lap event and $1,000 to win. Burton Brown started out with the early lead but was overtaken by Jason Weinkauf. Joe Krzykowski and Chris Wimmer were right behind looking for the leads. The fast runners started making their way up to the front of the pack. By the fifteenth lap Mark Eswein was already up to the seventh position. If Eswein would win the event he could walk away with a total of $2,300.00! On the seventeenth lap, Lepak spun. This allowed Kirby Kurth to advance some positions, along with Jeff Weinfurter.
By lap 20, Eswein had made it to the second position. Weinkauf still held on to the lead. Brown was in third, fighting off the advances of Kurth. Kurth started losing positions, allowing Weinfurter and Krzykowski to move back into the top positions. By the 31st lap, Eswein had made it to the front position. Weinkauf raced hard trying to regain is top position. Krzykowski made his way around Burton for the third position. With ten laps to go, Eswein was looking at taking home a ton of money. Lapped traffic started to come into play. Eswein was able to make his way around the traffic.
Weinkauf got caught up in the traffic, letting Eswein get a few car lengths ahead of the pack. Cars started punching it down, fight for top positions. As the checkered flag fell, Eswein took the win and a hunk of change. Weinkuaf held on for the second position with Krzykowski finishing third. Eswein also was crowed the Mid-Season Champion for finishing with the most points for the evening.
Keith Bohmsach timed in the fastest, and opted to take the Letter Perfect Challenge, which was up to $400.00. The Super Stocks were running a 35 lap feature, with $250.00 to win. Dave Pagels started out with the early lead. Alan Sankey and Carl Saylor were right behind him. Saylor started losing positions, giving way to Gary Wosick, Randy Storlie, Jim Cormack and Jason Kirsling, all fast runners. With the slower cars dropping back, and drivers moving in and out for positions, Keith Bohmsach made his way up to the sixth position by the fifth lap. Cormack started moving in on the outside passing some of the top fast runners.
By lap 11, Sankey finally made his way around Pagels for the lead. Pagels then started losing positions, and dropped to the middle of the pack. On lap 15, Kirsling who was in the second position, ended up with a flat tire and had to go into the pits. At the restart Sankey held on to his lead, with Storlie and Bohmsach fighting for the second position. By the 19th lap, Bohmsach got around Storlie for the lead. Cormack followed suit and moved in on Storlie. Storlie started facing mechanical problems and had to head into the pits. Merle Weinfurter and Mike Doughty then had a chance to move ahead.
Cormack started racing Bohmsach hard for the lead. Cormack was in and out, almost getting around Bohmsach. Cormack raced hard, but stayed clean, putting on an excellent show for the race fans. Could Bohmsach maintain the lead and walk away with a big check, or was Cormack going to take it all away. With seven laps to go, lapped traffic started coming into play, but it did not even phase Cormack and Bohmsach.
As the checkred flag dropped, Bohmsach took the win, winning the Letter Perfect Challenge. Bohmsach walked away with a check for the feature win of $650.00. Cormack finished second, with Wosick in third. Doughty moved up into fifth and Kirsling finished sixth, even after going into the pits and starting at the rear of the feature, half way through the race. Bohmsach was also crowned with the Mid-Season Championship title, finishing with the most points for the night.
Mike Somers took the fast time for the night, but opted not to take the CarQuest Challenge. Somers wanted to let the pot build. The Pure Stocks put on a 25 lap feature event with $125.00 to win. The field started out with 16 cars, but only 6 finished the event. Everyone was driving hard trying to win the big money. New racers, Russel Kramer and Jeff Gosh were lapped on the seventh lap. Lap11 was when everyone started dropping out. Duane Robinson, Marv Flick, Neal Soyka, Dan Ernst, and Jared Back all started experiencing mechanical problems and went into the pits. Soyka came back out to continue racing.
With four laps to go, ten cars were still in the race. With three laps to go they were down to six. Somers and Scholze spun on the backstretch. Roland Kuhn, Kramer, Curt Blenker, and Matt Pyburn all exited the track with difficulties. With the two lead cars spinning and being sent to the back of the pack, Matt Osowski took the lead with Soyka right behind him. The restart ended up green, white, checkered. Osowski took the win with Soyka in second and Lewandowski in third. Mike Somers was crowned the Mid-Season Champion, finishing with the most points for the night.
Super Late Model Division
CWSSA Super Stock Division
Pure Stocks Division