Smokin Joe, Smokes Em'
In Supers Lates at Sands!
By Jeffrey Sachse
Plover, WI -
Joe Krzykowski 's nickname is Smokin' Joe. On Charter
Communications Night at Golden Sands Speedway, Joe simply smoked the
competition taking a dominating win after a thrilling side by side duel
with Mark Mackey for the top spot for the first ten laps of the contest.
By the time the checkered flag fell Krzykowski had pull away to a full
straightaway to score his first win of the 2006 season. In the
Super Stocks it was Roger Stanczyk leading a freight train of cars to
the wire to nab the Super Stock main event. It was his second victory of
the year. In the 4 cylinder class Casey Koback used the high line
to sail to the lead and capture the win.
Krzykowski (#77) dominated the Super Late Model feature this evening
to record his first win of the 2006 season at Golden Sands Speedway.
Mackesy (#12) was kept busy while he held the lad as Joe Krzykowski
(#77) and Jim Duchow (#36) challenged for the top spot.
Joe Krzykowski (#77) ran side by side with Mark Mackesy for the lead
position for several laps before gaining the upper hand in the Super
Late Model feature.
Derek Gress (#92.7) topped a highly competitive Super Late Model
semi-feature this evening.
Kenny Richards (#9) has had a grip on the season point lead, and
fast qualifying, for the past several weeks.
earned his second Super Stock feature win of the 2006 season.
Roger Stanczyk (#23) stayed just out of striking
distance of Josh Oleson (#20) and Wes Coon (#51) to win the Super
Stock feature race.
The opening laps of the Super Stock main event say
Roger Stanczyk (#23) and Josh Oleson (#20) battle for the top spot.
Current division point leader Brian Back (#71) set fast time in the
Super Stock division.
Casey Koback (#64) took a trip to victory lane after winning the 4
cylinder feature contest. Earlier in the evening he also
topped the fast heat.
In the final laps of the 4 cylinder feature, Casey Koback (#64) uses
the high line to pass Kevin Teske (#27) for the lead.
The Super Late Model headliner would feature some torrid
battles for second position which resulted in some great side by side
battle around the high banked third-mile oval. At the drop of the
green flag it was Joe Krzykowski and Mark Mackesy squaring off.
Krzykowski, the polesitter for the contest hugged the low line around
the raceway, while Mackesy opted to remain in the high groove.
The pair would run wheel to wheel in an excellent display of
sportsmanship as the pair battled around the raceway for the lead, never
touching, but neither getting the lead by more than a few feet. The
momentum of the outside groove would allow Mackesy to lead at the stripe
on each lap, but Krzykowski would nose ahead in the corners. After
a dozen laps, Krzykowski finally nosed ahead, and on lap 14 he would
secure the lead position.
Mackesy continued to run the high line around the raceway and faced a
new challenge for the second spot as Jim Duchow worked to his inside.
The halfway point of the contest saw Krzykowski begin to stretch his
lead as the side by side battle for second between Mackesy and Duchow
allowed Krzykowski to pull away. Meanwhile Blake Horstman and Pat
Williams were engaged in a similar side by side battle for the fourth
spot as the race entered it's second half.
With each passing lap Krzykowski pulled away from those doing battle
behind them and with ten laps to go he held a full straightaway lead.
In the battle for second Duchow had temporarily gained the advantage on
Mackesy, but Mackey would rally, and finally secured the spot with six
laps to go in the contest. Without a single caution to slow
his pace, Krzykowski was able to cruise to victory by nearly a
straightaway. In the final laps Mackesy was able to move away from
traffic and finish second. With two laps to go in the event
Horstman and Duchow would square off the third spot, with Horstman
nosing ahead in the outside line on the final lap to take third.
Duchow would settle for fourth and Jason Weinkauf made his way to fifth
by the checkered.
The Super Stock feature contest would run to conclusion just as the
Super Late Models had. Without a single slowdown. Rodger
Stanczyk and Josh Oleson would square off for the lead during the
opening rounds of the contest with Stanczyk gaining the upper hand by
lap two. Oleson would quickly drop down in line behind Stanczyk to
give chase. Scott Hamel would filter into the third position as
the lead trio swiftly navigated around the oval. Coon would make
it a four car line dance by the halfway point as everyone seemed content
to hold their positions.
With ten laps to go Oleson made several attempts to gain some
momentum on the outside but each time Stanczyk was up to the challenge
and Olseon soon had to fall back in line to fend off Hamel. Hamel
meanwhile came under pressure from Coon who opted for the outside making
the higher line work and advancing to third with eight laps to go in the
contest. That would be the last pass among the leaders however and
Stanczyk's pace was enough to keep his fellow competitors behind him to
the checkered. Oleson would settle for second, with Coon finishing
third. Hamel and Brian Weinfurter would comprise the top five
The final feature contest of the evening was held in the 4 cylinder
feature. Kevin Teske and Randy Polansky would make up the first
two spots during the early portions of that main event, with Casey
Koback rim riding the outside line to move up to third spot in the early
laps. A couple quick cautions would slow the pace before all
out action resumed for the final ten laps of the event.
On lap six Koback used the outside line to his advantage sweeping
past Teske for the top spot. Koback would remain out front for the
balance of the contest to take the win. Teske would give chase to
the checkered but instead of challenging for the win he would instead
have to fend off a late race charge by J.J Flick. Teske would be
successful in doing so taking second. Flick would finish third
after rebounding from an opening lap accident. Current division
point leader Dallas Kralovetz would finish fourth with Mike Oehmichen
completing the top five.
Next week, July 14th, Charter Communications will present an action
packed evening which will include the Faster Pastor races.
Ministry leaders from area congregations will take to the high banked
oval in a special event. The night will also feature racing in the
Super Late Model, Super Stock and 4 cylinder divisions. The night
will conclude with your chance to take to the high-banked third mile
oval, as Spectator Drags will take place.
Golden Sands Speedway 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
complete RACESTAT Race Results Click Here!
Super Late Models
1.) Joe Krzykowski; 2.) Mark Mackesy;
3.) Blake Horstman; 4.) Jim Duchow; 5.) Jason Weinkauf; 6.) Pat
Williams; 7.) Burton Brown; 8.) Dean Lapointe; 9.) Mark Eswein; 10.)
25 Lap Semi-Feature: 1.) Derek Gress; 2.)
Monte Gress; 3.) Allen Check; 4.) Chris Weinkauf; 5.) Frank Nitzke; 6.)
First 12 Lap Heat: 1.) Scott Beyer; 2. Joel
Schulz; 3.) Steve Gress
Second 12 Lap Heat: 1.) Eric Klawitter; 2.)
Check; 3.) Nitzke
Third 12 Lap Heat: 1.) Keith Bohmsach; 2.)
Mackesy; 3.) Duchow
Fourth 12 Lap Heat: 1.) Horstman; 2.) Todd Stapleman;
3.) J. Weinkauf
Fast Qualifier: Richards, 12.076 Seconds
1.) Rodger Stanczyk; 2.) Josh Oleson;
3.) Wes Coon; 4.) Scott Hamel; 5.) Brian Weinfurter; 6.) Mike Brooks;
7.) Dave Neitzke; 8.) Brian Back; 9.) Adam Krzykowski; 10.) Matt
15 Lap Semi-Feature: 1.)
Randy Storlie; 2.) David Pagels; 3.) Thomas Dowe; 4.) John Totzke Jr.;
5.) Dennis Crass
First 10 Lap Heat: 1.) Dowe; 2.) Donald Zuehlke;
Second 10 Lap Heat: 1.) Storlie; 2.) Stanczyk;
Third 10 Lap Heat: 1.) Steve Syverson; 2.)
Raykowski; 3.) Krzykowski
Fast Qualifier: Back, 13.266 Seconds
15 Lap Feature:
Koback; 2.) Kevin Teske; 3.) J.J. Flick; 4.) Dallas Kralovetz; 5.) Mike
Oehmichen; 6.) Randy Polansky; 8.) Brandon Polansky
First 10 Lap Heat: 1.) Teske; 2.) Flick; 3.) B. Polansky
Second 10 Lap Heat: 1.) Koback; 2.) Kevin Eckes;
Fast Qualifier: Zakrezwski, 15.273 Seconds