Chris Weinkauf Takes The Main at GSS Once Again!
With Randy Storlie Finishing First In The Super Stocks!
By Amy Kolo
August 27, 2004;
Plover, WI - Kids and
parents packed into the power playground to watch the school buses race again before the
school year started. They will race one more
time for the year during the Eve of Devastation on September 10th. One bus came all the way from the Kaukauna area to
race with the ever famous Golden Sands buses. Once
bus made a 360 while one tipped over coming out of turn three
Chris Weinkauf followed up a win by his brother
Jason the week before. This season the Weinkauf brothers have made several trips to
victory lane after Super Late Model feature contests.
Mark Eswein (#71) works past Greg Back (#62)
late in the Super Late Model main event. A strong performance this evening all but
locked up the 2004 Super Late Model title for Eswein.
It would be the final lead of the Super Late
Model feature race, as Chris Weinkauf (#75) sliced to the inside of Greg Back (#62) for
the top position during the middle portions of the Super Late Model headliner.
Joe Krzykowski (#77) worked past polesitter Mark Van (#66) to set the pace early in
the Super Late Model main event.
Mark Mackesy (#12) earned his first fast qualifying effort in nine years of trying
in Super Late Model action at Golden Sands Speedway.
Though Randy Storlie (#53) had only run in the later part of the season, he's
proven to be a contender every week. This week he captured his first feature win
since the 2002 season.
Rookie Collin Wilcott (#16) put plenty of pressure on Randy Storlie (#53) during
the closing laps of the Super Stock feature.
The point battle between Tim Plowman (#80), Tim
Hintz (#1) and Shawn Stelzer (not shown) remains up for grabs in the Super Stock division.
A fast qualifying effort by current point leader Tim Plowman (#80) helped his hoped
of a 2004 Super Stock title.
Tony Leis (#07) made his debut in the Pure Stock
division one to remember capturing the main event.
Fast qualifier Scott Strigel (#46) wound up on
the safety barrels after getting off course during the Pure Stock feature race.
Heavy metal thunder!! The Buses races were
again a sight to behold, as the mammoth machines raced in close quarters before a packed
Mark Mackesy turned fast time with a 12.303. With the hot day and evening the track times were
Mark Van took the lead right away during the late model feature with
Joe Krzykowski and Brian Back right behind him. Allen
Check was moving in fast, when a yellow came out on lap 11 as the fast timer Mackesy
sprung a leak. Krzykowski kept his lead with
the green, but Check made his way around Back as he started losing positions. Chris Weinkauf made his move as Back fell back and
maneuvered his way into the third position. The
top three ran hard, as Mark Eswein, Jason Weinkauf , Jeff Weinfurter, and Frank Nitzke got
caught in the middle of the pack. Krzykowski
and Check raced hard trying to beat each other out. As
they made their way into turn two on lap 27 the collided, gving the new lead to Chris
Weinkauf . Back slid into second but
Weinfurter was able to over take him in the very next lap.
With just ten short laps to go, Weinkauf was able to keep the lead and take
the checkered with Weinfurter in second and Nitzke in third.
Tim Plowman took the fast time in the super stocks with a 13.547.
Randy Storlie took the lead at the start of the super stock feature. Scott Hamel followed in pursuit, but Colin Wilcot
and Wes Coon shut the door and stole positions away from him. Hamel was able to get back around Coon by lap ten. Wally Kalman and Hamel fought over the third
postion for the next five laps, as Hamel proved the victor.
Coon fell back a few positions as Matt Pyburn moved ahead. Pyburn moved back after a few laps giving way to
Dave Neitzke and Sam Anderson. Storlie
maintained his lead taking the checkered with Wilcott in second, and Hamel in third.
Vetern race Eric Nelson spun fast time in the pure stocks with a
The pure stock feature was action, action, action! Drivers were trying to pass three and four wide at
times! Scott Strigel ended up hitting the
barrels hard on the front stretch damaging his car. Tony
Leis took the early lead and was able to fend off all the others and make it around lapped cars for the checkered. It looked like Dean Ashbacher was going
to take the second position, but Eric Nelson made his way around Dean and stole it away. Nelson finished second with Ashbacher in third.
Next week is the season championship featuring Super Late Models,
Super Stocks, Pure Stocks and 4 Cylinders. Gates
open at 4:30 pm, time trials at 6:30 pm, and racing starts at 7:45 pm. September 10th is the Eve of
Devastation, with Cruiser Championships, bus races, roll over contest, Dupes of Hazzard Jump, forward/backwards race,
paint ball massacre, Draco the Dragon on much, much more!
Golden Sands Speedway "Central Wisconsin's Power Playground" is located
between Wisconsin Rapids and Plover, Wisconsin on Highway 54. For additional
information please call (715) 423-4660 or consult the track website at www.goldensandsspeedway.com
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