June 3, 2001; Plover, WI - Friday night was cancelled due to rain and the races were held on Sunday afternoon. The weather was a bit chilly, but the racers put on an excellent show.
Burton Brown screamed out fast time and opted to take the Hot n' Now Ultimate
Challenge which was up to $700.
Lepak and Gress started racing neck and neck, trying to steal the top position away from Drost. A caution came out on lap 17, sending Greg W. and Mark Eswein to the rear. At the restart Drost maintained his lead, while Gress and Lepak fought for position. Drost held on strong.
Jeff W. finally got around Gress and started to work on Lepak for the second spot. With
just a few short laps left, Drost took the checkered, Lepak held onto second, and Jeff W.
took the third spot. Brown finished in eighth.
Storlie made his way around Kirsling by the eighth lap. Keith Bohmsach and Stelzer started moving up from the back of the pack to work on the leaders. Kirsling started to loose positions giving Brooks the second spot. Bohmsach moved into the third position, as Kirsling decided to pull off the track with mechanical problems.
Alan Sankey and Tim Hintz then made their way to some of the top positions. Stelzer was
fighting hard to get to the front for the Challenge money. With just five short laps to
go, Storlie held his lead for the win with Brooks in second. Sankey passed Bohmsach on the
white flag lap for the third position. Stelzer finished seventh.
Mark Flink took the lead at the restart but was quickly overtaken by Ryan Rossier. By
the eighth lap, Matthews pulled into the lead, as lapped traffic came into play. Rossier
held on to his second position, trying to catch Matthews. Matthews took the checkered with
Rossier in the second position and Ken Soyka taking third.