Genett, Peterson, Capek, Ciesielski Win School's Out Trophies
by Mike Barrett
Kyle Genett slid backwards off the roof of his car celebrating a Late Model feature race win Friday night at Golden Sands Speedway in Plover WI. He landed on his feet and thanked everyone who had anything to do with the fast car he had. An up front start was all he needed and a brief skirmish with Frank Nitzke ended with Kyle taking off and leaving the rest of the 16 car field to race for second place. Early contact between Renee Sheinoha and Todd Stapleman put those two to the rear, and a big challenge was on between Nitzke, Jim Sauter Jr., Colin Reffner, Corey Jankowski and Jeff Weinfurter. Daring lane changes and big passes took place which shuffled Jankowski and fast qualifier Reffner as far back as seventh. The pair darted in and out of traffic until they made it to second and third. Frank Nitzke and Sauter grappled the whole race, Frank Nitzke edging Jim Sauter Jr. for fourth. Stapleman rushed back to seventh after his restart at the rear.
Roger Peterson started on the front row in the Super Stock division and let no one else lead, although Natalie Decker and Scott Hamel shadowed Peterson for the final 15 laps. Hamel kept his ride close to Peterson for second, Decker on the outside posted third, and Phil Malouf picked up a good bit of speed to beat Matt Ciesielski for fourth. Quick qualifier Jeff Nowak suffered some damage early, and managed an eighth place run.
Ben Capek is having a heck of a year winning his second feature of 2012. Travis Volm blasted his way to second, John Van Stedum stayed stuck in third and Brent Weiland and Mark Kalata were close behind, and to each other, for fourth and fifth. Cale Marzofka's fast time started him toward the back, and the traffic was too tough to really get forward, finishing seventh.
Four Cylinder Stock racers really stacked up a couple of times, driving through near-accidents to finish with Scott Ciesielski up front. His fast qualifying run was followed up by a great feature win as he sliced through a packed field that spent a lot of time nearly sideways in front of him. A stray fuel pickup problem fixed by his group and several other racers made his win even better tonight. Kelley Sankey and Kevin Burris finished not too far behind, Lucas Betro drove an excellent race to finish fourth, and Jay Stone stayed in the top 5 all night.
The first lap of the bus races went off with a bus going onto its side, and Chris Nelson climbed out as Keith Wosick took the red/checkered flag.