Stapleman puts new car
in victory lane!
July 28, 2000; Plover, WI - Brief bursts of rain, cancelled time trials for the Late Models and Super Stocks. The Pure Stocks were able to time in. The Late Models and Super Stocks proceeded to be lined up by time for their perspective events.
The rain showers did not delay the Team Schierl Companies Employee Party at all. Team Schierls party was in full swing by the beginning of time trials. Team Schierl invited over 300 employees and their families for the festivities at Golden Sands Speedway. The ultimate place to hold all of your parties. Where else can you throw a great party with the best facilities in Wisconsin, with such great entertainment!
The buses were here for the show also. None tipped over this time, but it looked like a few were going to! Never knew that a full size school bus could turn a 360! Lot of bumping and rubbing. Looked like some intentional bumping going on between some of the track workers. Congratulations to Glen Siedel the winner of the bus races. Golden Sands tech officials, Snoozer and Terry Marzofka took second and third respectively.
The Late Models went from green to checkered for their entire feature. And what an exciting feature it was! Scott Beyer took the early led with Todd Stapleman, and Doug Drost right behind him. Beyer wanted the feature win; Drost was looking at taking his second for the year. By the ninth lap Stapleman took the lead from Beyer.
Most of the fast runners were stuck in the back of the pack vying for positions. Drost made his way around Beyer for the second position by the eleventh lap. Chris Wimmer was making a fast dash to the front taking the outside groove to advance. By lap 20, Wimmer made his way up to the fourth position, stealing it away from Mike Budleski. Kirby Kurth and Mark Eswein also started making their way up to the top. With six laps to go, Wimmer made his way around Beyer for the third position, and started eyeing up Drost and Stapleman. Both drivers maintained their positions fending off Wimmer. Stapleman took the checkered with Drost in second and Wimmer in third.
The Super Stock feature had a few caution flags, but still was a great race. Jim Cormack tried to make the feature by borrowing a car, since his broke last Friday, but had some engine problems with the borrowed car. Gary Wosick took the lead at the start of the feature with Mike Brooks and Shawn Stelzer right behind him. By the fourth lap of the race, Jason Kirsling was up to the third position like a streak of lightning. Shawn Stelzer had a mirror full of Kirsling.
By the eighth lap another fast runner; Keith Bohmsach maneuvered his way around Kirsling stealing the position away. Mike Doughty and Brian Stroik moved up along with Bohmsach. Wosick pulled ahead. Stelzer followed in hot pursuit. By the fifteenth lap, lapped traffic came into play and the top positions. Alan Sankey took advantage of the lapped traffic, moving him up four positions into the third spot. Bohmsach moved up, sending Stelzer, and Kirsling back. Storlie also moved up positions. With only five short laps to go, the leaders maintained their positions. Storlie moved up a position stealing it away from Stelzer. Wosick took the checkered with Bohmsach in second and Sankey in third.
The Pure Stocks had quite a few cautions right off the bat on the first two laps. Jeff Gosh spun coming out of the turn, Duane Robinson headed into the pits along with Neal Soyka. Curt Blenker took the lead with Matt Osowski and Mike Somers right behind. With four laps to go another yellow came out sending John Matthews into the pits. Blenker held off Somers up until the checkered flag. Somers was able to get around Blenker for the win. Blenker then finished second with Osowski in third.
Super Late Model Division
CWSSA Super Stock Division
Pure Stocks Division