tops Friday Night RAW!
September 8, 2000; Plover, WI - The 1st Annual Friday Night Raw Event at Golden Sands Speedway hosted a slew of drivers from all over the area. Local racers were nicked-named for the event. Some of the names included: Late Models, #29 Charlie The Godfather Schwoch, #77 Todd The Gun Stapleman, and #27 Judd Bam Bam Brandl. Super Stock nicknames included: #24 Keith The Roc Bohmsach, #99 Jason The Crusher Kirsling, and #40 Shawn The Sting Stelzer. Fans had a hey day with the new names.
Golden Sands Speedway also drew ten finalists for its Millennium Safe Giveaway. $100.00 had gone into the safe each week from Golden Sands, along with a prize from a local sponsor. $2,000.00 cash plus prizes totaling $2,000.00 where to be given away tonight. A huge congratulations goes out to Butch Hahn, the winner of the Millennium Safe. Fans also stayed after the feature event for a spectacular fireworks show. Golden Sands has received millions of comments on their fireworks show. Golden Sands hosts the best fireworks shows in the Central Wisconsin Area!
The Friday Nite Raw featured Tag Team Racing which
worked as follows: After the Super Stock feature, each driver then drew an envelope with a
Late Model starting position. This would become the Super Stocks partner. The team who
then finished with the least amount of points won the Tag Team bonus of $500.00. Points
were award by finish, with one point being for first, two points for second, ect. If both
partners won their feature events, they would then be awarded a $1,000.00 bonus. Hence
starting the Battle Royal at Wisconsins # 1 Short Track.
Wimmer took the pits, as Krzykowski headed to the rear of the field. Kendall took the lead at the restart with local fast runner, Jeremy Lepak in the second position. Check, Weinkauf, and Strupp fought each other for top contentions. By lap 13, lapped traffic started coming into play. The leaders held onto their positions, as fast timer, Eswein started making his way up to the front of the field. Rookie driver, Judd Brandl also showed some very strong driving skills, as he stayed up within the top ten spots. Lepak started losing power and dropped back, giving the second spot to Check.
Eswein had moved up around rookie driver, Brandl and looked at Weinkauf for his position. More and more lapped traffic started coming into play. The lapped traffic advanced Kendall in his lead, and mixed up the top ten. Eswein made his way around Weinkauf by lap 47, and started working on Strupp. Another causation came out by lap 52 between Krzykowski and The Gun Stapleman. The caution then tightened up the field, putting second place runner, Check, right on Kendalls bumper, but Kendall moved on with the lead, as Check took a couple of laps to get his car up to speed. Eswein kept working on Strupp and finally passed him by the 60th lap.
Now it was Check in Esweins view. With a few maneuvering tactics, Eswein over powered Check by the 65th lap and tried to catch Kendall. Eswein wanted the win and the bonus money for the night, but Kendall had to many car lengths ahead of the pack. Weinkauf moved ahead and passed Strupp on the checkered. With a total of 75 laps and only two short cautions, Kendall raised the victor, with Eswein in second, Check in third, Weinkauf in fourth, and Strupp in fifth. Rookie driver, Judd Brandl finished sixth. Congratulations to all drivers on an excellent race.
A couple of pure stock drivers joined the field for the Super Stock
main event. Matt Pyburn, Jared Back and the 2000 Champion Brad Scholze all tested the
water running with the Super Stocks. Pyburn who almost made the show by qualifying
finished second in the Last Chance to advance to the main. Back won his heat race. Rumors
talk of Pyburn and Scholze putting together Super Stocks for the 2001 season.
Storlie ended up passing Lyons by the ninth lap with a caution coming out between Matt Raykowski, Jason Kirsling and Jim Cormack. With Kirsling already up close to the front of the pack, he now had to start in the rear of the field again. Storlie took the lead once again. Mike Doughty tried his best to get around Lyons for the lead, but lost some power and positions coming around the bend, this gave way to Bohmsach to finally get around and start trying to steal all the top positions. Kirsling putting on a heck of a show was quickly moving up the pack for the second time, passing cars left and right.
Kirsling passed the most cars in the event by starting in the rear of the field for fast time, and then being sent to the back of the pack for being involved in a caution. With a little more than half way, Bohmsach was already in the second spot looking at taking the lead away from Storlie. With just twelve short laps to go, Bohmsach took the lead. Lapped traffic started coming into play, but kept out of the way of the top contenders. Kirsling showed up right in the front of the pack finishing fifth place. A very great run. Bohmsach took the win, with Storlie in second, Lyons in third, and Gary Wosick in fourth.
The tag-team bonus went to Jason Weinkauf and Keith Bohmsach.
Congratulations to both drivers for an excellent show.