Brandl for Super Late victory at Sands!
By Amy Kolo
July 13, 2001;
Plover, WI - A hot day and a gorgeous night brought a large
crowd to the Power Playground for Midstate Truck night. Midstate Truck hosted a huge VIP
Party for their customers and employees.
Allen Check screamed out fast time for the first time this
season, and opted to take the Hot n' Now Ultimate Challenge, which was up to $1300.
Jeff Weinfurter didn't make the feature due to some car troubles. Judd Brandl took the
lead right at the beginning, with Brandon Selle trying to make a move on the outside.
Selle started to fall back, as Gary Back came to race with Brandl. Both drivers raced
extremely hard. Back got around Brandl by the ninth lap. Frank Nitzke started to be a hard
contender as he closed in on the leaders.
The outside groove was fast, as guys started to pass each other.
Burton Brown, Greg Weinfurter, Mark Eswein, and Allen Check all started to move up. The
two leaders started crossing the line almost nose to nose. Back stayed ahead most of the
time, as Brandl moved ahead on some of the laps. Finally Back got the power to take a car
lengths lead, as Brandl fought hard to catch him. Eswein moved his way around Nitzke.
Check got caught mid pack behind some of the slower cars. Back took the checkered with
Brandl in second and Eswein in third.
Keith Bohmsach took fast time in the Super Stock division. He also opted to take the
Mobile Link Challenge, which was up to $650.
Brian Stroik and Dave Nietzke took the early lead, but was quickly surpassed by Jason
Kirsling by the fifth lap. Nietzke and Stroik fell back as some of the fast runners moved
ahead. Andy Simonis edged up into the second spot, with Shawn Stelzer right behind him.
Jim Cormack and Randy Storlie followed suite. Fast timer, Keith Bohmsach had made it half
way thru the pack by lap ten. Cormack and Storlie made their way around Stelzer, as a
caution came out on lap 15 for a five-car pile up. Stelzer's racer was wrecked. Tim
Plowman, Alan Sankey, Steve Borski, and Jeremy Szymkowiak all headed into the pits with
Kirsling kept his lead at the restart, with Cormack and Bohmsach hot
on his heels. Storlie was closing in on Bohmsach. Bohmsach wanted the win and to take the
Challenge pot home. Mike Doughty and Scott Hamel were also moving up fast looking at the
top spots. A caution came out on the checkered as the leader took the green. Cormack and
Bohmsach spun with Storlie running into Bohmsach, as he had no were to go. Cormack and
Bohmsach were scored to the back for bringing out the caution. Storlie got his spot back
as an innocent counterpart. Kirsling took the win with Simonis in third.
The Pure Stocks had John Matthews again take fast time. Matthews also opted to take the
Navy/8th Street Auto Challenge, which was up to $100.
John Matthews had already accomplished fast time, won his dash and his heat, and was
looking for a clean sweep by winning the feature. Scott Christensen took the early lead,
with Dave Swanson in the second spot. Hank Frasch proved to be a tough contender for
Swanson as both of the exchanged positions lap after lap. By the tenth lap Matthews moved
up into fifth position. By the 12th lap he was in the second spot looking at taking the
clean sweep and the challenge home.
With just three laps to go Matthews made his way around Christensen
and was looking for the win. Christensen drove hard to take it away from Matthews, but
Matthews was just to fast. Matthews took the checkered, the clean sweep and the Challenge
pot home. Christensen finished second with Frasch in third.
The spectator racers put on a thrilling show, with 20 contestants! Jerry Monroe's hot rod
even threw out flames from the tail pipes sending the crowd into screams and cheers.
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