August 10, 2001; Plover, WI - A large crowd showed for the Kwik Trip/Tobacco Outlet night benefiting the Special Olympics. A ton of prizes were given away, with an auction to bid on some very cool race items with proceeds going to the Special Olympics.
Allen Check took fast time with an 11.861. He opted to take the Hot n' Now Ultimate Challenge which was up to $1700!
It took two cautions to finally get the Late Model feature going. Chad Devine took the lead with Bryan Roach and Burton Brown hot on his heels. Brown made his way around Roach for the second spot as, Kirby Kurth and Check started to make their way to the front. Check was in the fourth position by the tenth lap. Sauter Jr was also making his way up to the front of the pack. Kurth made his way around Devine for the top spot, with Check following in hot pursuit.
Check made his way into the second spot on the very next lap. Cars started vying for position behind Check. Jeremy Lepak zoomed past Devine for the third spot. Doug Drost started to move up as Burton started loosing positions. By the twenty-third lap a caution came out moving Devine back to spots for not paying attention to the move over flag. Kurth kept his lead on the restart with Check in second and Lepak in third.
Check started racing hard for the win, hoping to take the challenge
pot home. The next seven laps were pretty intense watching Check trying to gain positions
for the lead. By the white flag lap Check, Kurth, and Lepak were almost going three wide,
all wanting the lead. Check fell back just a smallest amount as Lepak and Kurth crossed
the line almost head to head, but Kurth had Lepak just by the nose. Kurth took the win,
with Lepak in second and Check in third.
Hintz kept his lead at the restart, but Jim Cormack was coming up
fast. Cormack took the lead away from Hintz within the next four laps. Schultz stayed in
the third spot, but Simonis moved up into the fourth spot. Kirsling started moving up fast
through the pack hoping to take the win, but there was only a few laps left. Kirsling
passed Simonis and Schultz moving into the third position. Cormack took the checkered for
the second week in a row. Hintz took the second spot with Kirsling in third.