Eswein strikes again at
July 21, 2000; Plover, WI - Tons and tons, did I mention tons, of kids joined in the festivities at Golden Sands Speedway for the Hot n Now/Letter Perfect Kids Night 2000. Hot n Now, Letter Perfect, and the Navy gave a plethora of things away. Bikes, mini sports bottles, over 1000 basket balls, airplanes, key chains, and many, many more prizes. The drivers also gave kids stock car rides. Total excitement for any young race fan. The Schriner Clowns were on hand giving out stickers and balloons. Congratulations to the Short Trax Jr. Fan of the week, Jonny Van. Alan Andreasen from Hot n Now, Buck Westbrook from Letter Perfect, and Shawn McGregor from the Navy, all raced each other in the Short Trax gas powered go karts. Great job to Alan for fending off the rest of the party.
Congratulations to Doug Drost for taking fast time in the Super Late Models. Doug spun a 11.885 second lap! Doug also opted to take the Hot n Now Ultimate Challenge which was up to $400.00
Low 12s and 11s was what it was going to take to even make the feature. A few cars opted to take the back of the feature due to engine problems switching the lineups around. Leroy Pettis started on the pole and took the early jump, but Mark Eswein quickly pulled ahead of him. Kirby Kurth, who was right behind Pettis, wasnt going to let Eswein get away the easily. Kurth started punching it down trying to get around Pettis, to try to knock Eswein out of the lead spot. Other fast runners, Mike Budleski, Chris Wimmer, Scott Beyer, and Todd Stapleman were all fighting for position in the middle of the pack.
As lap 13th took place, Kurth was able to get around Pettis for the second position. Kurth eyed up Eswein and started driving hard. By lap 20, Terry Schoppenhorst lost fluid onto the track and quickly pulled off, before the flagman could even pull out the yellow, MG Gajewski and Mike Budleski hit the liquid and skidded off into the barrels coming out of turn one. Both drivers were okay.
At the restart Eswein maintained his lead with Kurth still right behind
him. Doug Drost made his way up to the third position. It was going to be tough for Drost
to get around Kurth and Eswein, but the crowd was cheering for him. They wanted to see
another Late Model driver take the challenge money home. All three drivers fought hard.
Eswein pulled ahead by a few car lengths stabilizing his lead. Eswein took the checkered
with Kurth in second and Drost finishing in third. An awesome move for Drost from starting
at the back of the pack.
Talk about action in the Super Stocks! Brian Stroik took the early lead with Jim Cormack right behind him. The drivers changed positions a couple of times, before Cormack was able to take the lead away from Stroik. As Cormack took the lead from Stroik, Gary Wosick moved up and around Stroik also. Jason Kirsling and Keith Bohmsach were moving up fast to work on the leaders. By lap 17, Cormack started smoking it looked like his engine was going to blow, the leader pulled off the racetrack into the pits. This gave the lead to Wosick with Stroik in second. By lap 19, lapped traffic started coming into play. Everyone held onto their positions.
By the 22nd lap and just four short lap from the checkered flag, Wosick started having engine problems and pulled it in. This was the second leader to fall out of this race! Bohmsach moved up into the top position holding off Stroik and Kirsling. Kirsling was able to move around Stroik for the second position. Storlie was making his way to the front of the pack looking to win the Challenge money once again. As the checkered flag fell Bohmsach took the win with Kirsling in second and Stroik in third. Storlie made it up to the fifth position. Great job!
Brad Scholze took fast time again in his very fast Mopar. Scholze also opted to take the CarQuest Challenge, which was up to $350.00.
Matt Osowski took the lead right away in the Pure Stock feature. By lap 6, lapped traffic came into play, as the new drivers were getting the hang of the raceway. A spin occurred on lap 8, between Marv Flick, Neal Soyka, and Marlowe Greening, bringing out a caution. Osowski held onto his lead at the restart, but a very fast Mike Somers had maneuvered his way up to the second position. Duane Robinson and Brad Scholze also had moved up into the top positions. With just four laps to go, Somers made his way around Osowski for the top position. Robinson made his way around Osowski on the white flag lap. Somers took the checkered with Robinson in second and Osowski in third.
Super Late Model Division
CWSSA Super Stock Division
Pure Stocks Division