May 18, 2001;
Plover, WI - Ida's Tavern VIP Party brought a ton of new
race fans out for a spectacular show. Congratulations to Casey Williams the Short Trax Jr.
Fan Club Member of the Week and to Jenny Hansen winner of the River City Motors Kid's Gift
Certificate. Wayne Glodowski got to try his luck in the Whirl-wind money machine for the
"Fast Dash for Cash".
Leroy Pettis took the early lead, but was soon overtaken by Jeremy Lepak. Lepak held on to the lead fending off Jeff Weinfurter and Todd Stapleman. Mark Eswein moved up to the top positions along with fast runner Scott Beyer. Jeff W. fell back as Stapleman and Eswein advanced positions. Eswein, Stapleman, and Jeff W. worked hard to get by Lepak but Lepak just had too much power. Eswein got around Stapleman for the second position right before the yellow came out sending tons of cars into the pits, for major and minor fixes.
Allen Check, Eugene Gregorich, Burton Brown, and Brandon Selle all
needed some minor repairs. At the restart, Lepak held onto his lead with Eswein in second.
Stapleman and Jeff W. were still in hot contention. Greg W. started maneuvering thru the
pack, looking to take the Challenge monies home. Eswein didn't have enough power to get
around a very fast Lepak. Greg W. started motoring fast and advanced up to the top
positions quite quickly. By the fourth lap to go, Greg W. was already in the third
position. If there were just a few more laps in the race Greg W., would have had a good
chance getting around Lepak and Eswein for the win. With the four short laps to go, Lepak
took the win, with Eswein in second and Greg W. in third.
Just as in the Super Late Model feature, the fourth lap to go was the
key for major position changes. Kirsling finally got around Storlie and took the lead.
Brooks spun coming out of second and fell to the back of the pack on the white flag lap.
Kirsling took the win, with Storlie in second, Cormack in third, and Sankey ended up
taking the fourth position. Bohmsach finished fifth.
Rossier gained his second position back from Matthews after two laps, but couldn't catch Small. Rossier got tangled in a collision with Hank Frasch with just three laps to go. Small held onto his lead, Matthews advanced into the second position, and Mark Flink moved into the third position. With lapped traffic and just two short laps to go, every one held onto their positions as they crossed the start/finish line.
The wild and crazy Cruisers showed up to race. There were roughly thirty-four cruiser cars that came out to race. Golden Sands divided everyone up into three races and let them go.
There were some great spin-outs that the driver were able to get out
of and not even bring out a caution flag. The first race was won by Jack Szymkowiak and
Rick Cizewski. The second race winners were John Van and Barry Drews. The third race
winners were Jason and Peter Blenker in the "General Lee".