Golden Sands Speedway Race Report

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Nitzke Nails Down Super Late Victory!
Back Earns Super Stock Bragging Rights
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By Amy Kolo

June 30, 2006; Plover, WI - The exhaust fumes hung thick in the air as cars from all divisions warmed up the track at Golden Sands Speedway. The stands were full on this muggy June evening, and the promise of a chance at victory also had the pits packed with anxious drivers. Local unions watched the race from high above the track in the VIP tower while patrons and employees from Ida's Tavern enjoyed the view from the Coca-Cola pavilion.

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Motors whined to the limits in the ninety plus heat during fast time qualifying, but only one man from each division was able to claim fast time champ for the night. Jason Weinkauf in the number 76 Late Model proved fastest with a solid time of 12.228. Super Stock driver Tim Plowman drove hard to claim fastest in his division for the eighth consecutive time this season. J.J. Flick claimed fast time for the four-cylinder division, pushing his number 26 car around the oval for a respectable 14.937 time in.

Carquest/Coca-Cola Late Model racing was hot as ever, with Frank Nitske leading the pack from start to finish to complete and win the forty lap feature. A tough battle for second place proved Mark Eswein the victor with Alan Check on his heels to finish third. Jeff Weinfurter took fourth with the number 76 of Jason Weinkauf finishing up the top five.

In the Kwik Trip Super Stock division, Roger Stancheck won the semi-feature race and advanced to the finals. We considered this his wedding rehearsal as he was married to Becky Brusky in victory lane the very next day. Cars were nose to tail for the 25 lap feature, every driver holding tight to his position. But the number 71 car of Brian Back pushed the envelope and worked his way up from sixth to take the win. Randy Storly started in first and only lost one spot to Back, finishing in a respectable second place, followed by Scott Hammel in third, Brian Weinfurter in fourth and Tim Plowman taking fifth.

Finishing up the feature racing for the night was the fast Coors Lite four cylinders. Dallas Kralovetz snatched his third first place win of the season. Casey Koback managed to close in on fellow racers and mid-pack up to second. Third place was occupied by Kevin Teske, Adam Eckes in fourth and Torey Nitzsche finishing in fifith.

Racing events were concluded by Fast Lane Johnny pulling out his wheelie bus and setting a new wheelie record by completing a 1 laps on the high banked oval. Fireworks lit up the starry June sky above the track to kick off the festive fourth of July weekend.

Be sure to join us next week for more excitement with the Late Models, Super Stocks, Pure Stocks and Cruisers. Gates open at 4:30 pm, time trials at 6:30 pm and racing starting at 7:45 pm sharp!

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