August 3, 2001;
Plover, WI - Hard core race fans tolerated the hot weather
to come and watch the action at the Power Playground. Super Lates, Super Stocks,
4-Cylinders and Cruisers took the stage.
The Late Model feature had many cautions. The first two laps ended up in cautions. The first lap had Eugene Gregorich going three wide, with Leroy Pettis and Gary Back spinning. At the restart, the first and second spots, Greg Weinfurter and Kirby Kurth collided bringing out the caution. Jeremy Lepak took the lead at the restart, but another caution came out again with Back and Dwayne Vetrone getting into each other.
Lepak took the lead once again on the restart with Monte Gress in second and Kevin Peterson in third. Jeff Weinfurter and Brian Roach started moving up to work on the leaders. It stayed green for about seven more laps as another caution came out for Roach and Allen Check. Lepak lead the restart once again, with Peterson hot on his heels.
They only ran for four more laps as another caution came out for
Back, Doug Drost, and Kurth. Lepak took the lead again at the restart and motored ahead.
Peterson put on the gas trying to catch him. Gress dropped back as Burton Brown slid into
the third spot. Nine more laps ran green, until a caution came out as Brown and Peterson
tangled. The checkered was then dropped ending the race. Lepak took the checkered with
Jeff Weinfurter taking second and Gress finishing third.
Cormack, Bohmsach, and Simonis fought hard for position. The middle
of the pack also fought hard for positions as Doughty, Sankey and Schultz battled it out.
Sankey started to put the pedal to the metal looking to take the challenge money home.
Cormack held onto his lead and took the checkered with Bohmsach in second and Simonis in
Nick Wierzba, a greatly improved driver, got right behind Adams and
looked at the lead. Fast timer, Dzwonkowski had already moved up into the fourth spot,
drooling at the thought of stealing the lead away from Bell. Bell held onto his lead with
Adams in second. Dzwonkowski took the third spot away from Wierzba on the white flag lap,
but Wierzba regained his position as the checkered fell. Bell took first with Adams in
second and Wierzba in third.