June 29, 2001; Plover, WI - The 6th Annual Union Night at the races hosted the areas best fireworks show. Golden Sands Speedway has received tons of compliments on the spectacular show.
Congratulations to Courtney Chojnacki the Short Trax Jr. Fan of the Week and Tyler Goshsmith the River City Motors $80 gift certificate winner.
Rene Scheinoha took fast time in the Late Model division. She and
Burton Brown were the only two cars to get into the elevens. Rene opted to take the Hot n'
Now Ultimate Challenge which was up to $1100.
This gave Judd Brandl a chance to move up to the top spots. Frank Nitzke and Allen Check also moved up to the top positions. Brandl made his way around Gress for the second spot and started to work on Roach. While Mark Eswein, Jeremy Lepak, and Burton Brown moved up the pack.
Gress started to lose positions, as Nitzke climbed into the third spot. Brandl and Roach were head to head. Brandl was able to take the lead on the 29th lap, but Roach took it back by lap 30. With five short laps to go in the 40-lap event, Brandl started experiencing car trouble and started to drop back.
At first it looked like he was going to lose his engine. Nitzke and
Brown took advantage of Brandl's misfortune and move around him. As the checkered flag
fell Roach took the win, with Nitzke in second, and Brown in third.
Plowman dropped back giving the second spot to Storlie. Keith Bohmsach made it thru the pack and was in the top positions by the eleventh lap. Bohmsach dropped out of contention last week with a broken racer.
Storlie started working hard on Sankey trying to take the lead away. Mike Doughty started moving up the ranks, looking for another win. By lap 21, Lyons and Shawn Stelzer connected sending both cars to the rear. Sankey kept his lead at the restart. Jason Kirsling also moved up from the back of the pack.
With just four short laps to go, tragedy struck for Sankey. On the 26th lap he started smoking and smoking bad. By lap 27, Sankey blew his motor taking him out of contention.
Cormack and Andy Simonis collided with everyone braking and moving
out of Sankey's way. Cormack and Simonis both took their cars to the pits. This gave the
lead to Storlie with Kirsling hot on his heals. It looked like Kirsling had second place
locked in, but Bohmsach was able to pass him on the checkered flag. Storlie took first,
with Bohmsach in second, and Kirsling in third.
It took three caution flags before the cars even took their first green flag. Then there were two more yellows after that, with a mess on the track. Hank Frasch ended up winning the race with Dale Risch in second and Kevin Hill in third.