Weinfurter fends of challengers for first win of season at Sands!
By Amy Kolo

July 14, 2000; Plover, WI -  With yet another record crowd, and some awesome weather, fans joined together for another action packed night at the Power Playground. Congratulations go out to Brandon Hintz the Short Trax Jr. Fan of the Week, and Jack Lane the Wal-Mart Gift Certificate winner.

71500a.jpg (17688 bytes) Jeff Weinfurter (#3) bested his brother Greg for the lead in Super Late Model action.  Jeff was then able to fend off challenges from Jason Weinkauf and Doug Drost to earn his first feature victory of the season at Golden Sands Speedway.

Chris Wimmer displayed his racing ability, and his pit crew’s ability to set up a car, by taking fast time once again. Wimmer also opted to take the Hot n’ Now Ultimate Challenge which was up to $300.00.

Both Weinfurter Brothers started right by each other, and started battling each other right away. Greg Weinfurter took the early lead in the Super Late Model feature. Mike Budleski was right behind Greg, but Jeff looking to better his brother, zoomed pass Budleski for the second position.

The Late Models were racing hard this evening.  Here in the first heat Eric Getzloff (#31), Charlie Schwock (#29) and Ted Griffith (#40) race three wide on the high banked turns. 71500j.jpg (12961 bytes)

The Weinfurter brothers then proceeded to bang into each other one trying to get around the other. By the ninth lap, Aaron Roehl went in the pits with car trouble, and Jeff finally stole the lead away from his brother. As Jeff moved into the first position, Doug Drost followed right behind him and sent Greg into the third position. Greg started to loose positions as fast runners, Jason Weinkauf and Kirby Kurth advanced positions.

Fast timer, Chris Wimmer, was making his way up to the front from the back of the pack, but then pulled into the pits with car problems. Drost started running Weinfurter hard, trying to take the lead away. Weinfurter held on, fending off Drost. With just a few short laps to go, Weinfurter was able to maintain his lead and take the win. Weinkauf maneuvered his way around Drost for the second position. Drost finished in third.

71500c.jpg (14575 bytes) Jason Kirsling (#99) fought off the challenges of Keith Bohmsach during the second half of the Super Stock main event to claim the victory this evening.

Mike Doughty spun fast time for the third time this season. He also opted to take the Letter Perfect Challenge, which was up to $250.00.

Jason Kirsling having troubles in timing took the early lead in the Super Stock feature. The caution flag came out right away on the second lap as Wes Coon and Alan Sankey got into each other. At the restart, Kirsling maintained his lead but the other fast runners, started working their way up to the top. By the sixth lap, another caution came out between Jim Cormack and Mike Doughty. Doughty went into the pits with two cut tires.

The Super Stocks always put on a super show.  Here Don Cline (#17), Paul Meronk (#15) and Wes Coon (#51) trade a little paint while doing battle for position. 71500i.jpg (14273 bytes)

At the restart, Kirsling once again maintained his lead with Keith Bohmsach, Brian Stroik and Merle Weinfurter in hot pursuit. Randy Storlie, who has won quite a few races this year, was making his way to the front from the back of the pack. Storlie’s racecar seems to be one of the fastest for this season.

He has won the Letter Perfect Challenge and seems to always make it the front of the pack. Storlie passed Weinfurter and Stroik and started working on Bohmsach. Kirsling seeing Storlie in his mirrors put the pedal to the metal and started gaining positions on the rest of the pack. With three laps to go lapped traffic came into play. The lapped traffic looked like it was going to change the top running order at first, but everyone maintained their positions. Kirsling took the win with Bohmsach in second and Storlie in third.

Brad Scholze took fast time in the Pure Stock division as he screamed out an awesome time of 14.865! Scholze also opted to take the CarQuest Challenge, which was up to $300.00.

71500b.jpg (14638 bytes) Michael Somers (#15) was back in the groove this evening and in spite of a few scrapes while working traffic his car was as sharp as ever.

Chris Brooks took the early lead with Roland Kuhn right behind him. Fast runner, Duane Robinson flew to the top of the pack stealing second away from Kuhn. By the ninth lap, lapped traffic already started coming into play. A caution came out in the tenth lap between Neal Soyka and Marv Flick. At the restart, Robinson took the lead, but Mike Somers quickly took it away from him.

Jason Lewandowski (#11) got a closeup loom at the billboards on the backstretch during the Pure Stock feature event after he climbed the sandpile.  Lewandowski was unhurt in the incident but his racing was done for the evening. 71500h.jpg (10836 bytes)

Another caution came out on the thirteenth lap, between Matt Pyburn and Jason Lewandowski. Somers kept his lead at the restart, but Curt Blenker was able to move up into the second position. As the checkered flag fell, Somers took the win, but Robinson was able to pass Blenker for second. Blenker came in third.

71500f.jpg (8753 bytes) Nick L'Huiller topped the spectator racing this evening driving a high performance Pontiac Firebird.

Spectator races held some spectacular action. Congratulations to the top drivers, first place Nick L’Huiller, 2nd place-Paul Hojnacki, and 3rd place-Pat Steele.

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With a huge field of cars on hand, the 2-man Cruisers ran two feature races. In the left photo the team of Jack Szymkowiak and Rick Cisewski topped the first main event, while Jason Blenker and John Kampert Sr took the finale.

Golden Sands Speedway also hosted Cruiser action! With twenty-six cruiser cars entering the field, two races were held. The first race featured a near roll over! All drivers were fine, thanks to all safety equipment on their cars, and the speediness of the Golden Sands Safety Crew.

71500g.jpg (12382 bytes) Sometimes the Cruiser drivers get a little more than they bargained for.  Here the team of Christensen & Nigh (on side ) put their car on it's side after tangling with another car.

The winners of the first Cruiser heat were: 1st place-Jack Szymkowiak and Rick Cisewski. 2nd place-Dave Kinney and Gary Kinney. 3rd place-Don Yeske and Aaron Yeske. The second race had Jason Blenker and John Kampert Sr in first. 2nd place-Dean Kramer and Eugene Kramer. 3rd place-Darin Subert and Jim Murkowski.

Results

Super Late Model Division
Feature: 1.) Jeff Weinfurter; 2.) Jason Weinkauf; 3.) Doug Drost; 4.) Kirby Kurth; 5.) Jeremy Lepak; 6.) Mark Eswein; .7) Burton Brown; 8.) Greg Weinfurter; 9.) Mike Budleski; 10.) Terry Schoppenhorst; 11.) Mark Van; 12.) Rene Scheinoha
Semi-Feature: 1.) Terry Schoppenhorst; 2.) Frank Nitzke; 3.) Leroy Pettis; 4.) Judd Brnadl; 5.) Scott Beyer; 6.) Steve Gress; 7.) Chad Devine; 8.) M.G. Gajewski
First Heat:
1.) Leroy Pettis; 2.) Steve Gress; 3.) Charlie Schwock
Second Heat: 1.) M.G. Gajewski; 2.) Frank Nitzke; 3.) Judd Brandl

Third Heat: 1.) Jeff Weinfurter; 2.) Jason Weinkauf; 3.) Kirby Kurth
Dash: 1.) Jeremy Lepak; 2.) Mark Eswein; 3.) Chris Wimmer

Time Trials: 1.) Chris Wimmer, 12.086 Seconds; 2.) Doug Drost, 12.104 Seconds; 3.) Mark Eswein, 12.145 Seconds; 4.) Burton Brown, 12.160 Seconds; 5.) Jeremy Lepak, 12.164 Seconds

CWSSA Super Stock Division
Feature: 1.) Jason Kirsling; 2.) Keith Bohmsach; 3.) Randy Storlie; 4.) Merle Weinfurter; 5.) Brian Stroik; 6.) Carl Saylor; 7.) Scott Hamel; 8.) Jim Cormack; 9.) Dean Brillowski; 10.) Bernie Fritz Sr
Semi-Feature: 1.) Don Cline; 2.) Bernie Fritz Sr.; 3.) Mark Baldwin; 4.) Paul Meronk
First Heat:
1.) Dean Brillowski; 2.) Don Cline; 3.) Bernie Fritz Sr.
Second Heat: 1.) Jim Cormack; 2.) Jason Kirsling; 3.) Merle Weinfurter
Dash: 1.) Randy Storlie; 2.) Keith Bohmsach; 3.) Alan Sankey

Time Trials: 1.) Mike Doughty, 13.313 Seconds; 2.) Carl Saylor, 13.467 Seconds; 3.) Alan Sankey, 13.541 Seconds

Pure Stocks Division
Feature: 1.) Michael Somers; 2.) Duane Robinson; 3.) Curt Blenker; 4.) Bradley Scholze; 5.) Matt Osowski; 6.) Roland Kuhn; 7.) Chris Brooks; 8.) Dan Ernst
First Heat:
1.) Neal Soyka; 2.) Chris Brooks; 3.) Roland Kuhn
Second Heat: 1.) Michael Somers; 2.) Curt Blenker; 3.) Marv Flick
Dash: 1.) Matt Osowski; 2.) Bradley Scholze; 3.) Duane Robinson

Time Trials: 1.) Bradley Scholze, 14.865 Seconds; 2.) Michael Somers, 15.285 Seconds; 3.) Duane Robinson, 15.300 Seconds

2-Man Cruisers
First Feature: 1.) Szymkowiak & Cisewski; 2.) Kinney & Kinney; 3.) Teske & Yeske; 4.) Applebee & Applebee; 5.) Koback & Davis
Second Feature:
1.) Blenker & Kampert Sr; 2.) Kramer & Kramer; 3.) Suebert & Molkolski; 4.) Klug & Cory; 5.) Pingel & Williams