By: Brandon Aschenbrenner
The Budweiser/Fabiano Brothers Limited Late Models Dave Cabelka took the heat win. In the feature, some close competitive racing took place and with four laps left Todd Handrick and Lyle Nowak made contact causing a yellow and with two laps left Handrick and Adam Peschek touched collection Nowak. All cars continued after those incidents and the survivor, holding off a late charge from Peschek, was Brock Heinrich who won his second straight feature. Peschek, Nowak, Cabelka, Handrick and Call finished second through sixth respectfully. Heinrich reeled in Peschek a bit more now in the points as the lead is down to only three.
The Ropa’s Pizza Pure Stocks were joined by the Central Wisconsin Steel Frame Challenge Series cars, their second visit on the year and fourth race in their six race series. In heat one, Karl Genett, the current point leader in CWSFCS points took the win with a last lap pass on Jeff Spatz. In heat two, Nick Grish took the win from the pole. In the feature, Kyle Genett had the early lead after starting on the pole. Travis Volm and Dillon Mackesy raced side by side for second. Four laps into the thirty lap event, Mackesy made the pass on Kyle Genett and took the lead. Mitch Stankowski made his way to the top three within the first ten laps looking ready to challenge for the win. Down to thirteen to go would bring out the yellow flag when Spatz and Brandon Knoblock had contact. Under yellow, Louie Merriam had a flat tire and would be forced out of the race. On the restart, Mackesy would get away from the field and set his sail taking the checkered flag. Unfortunately, a post-race inspection forced a disqualification for Mackesy. Volm, who crossed the line second, was credited with the win. Mitch Stankowski took second with Chad Dietsche, Karl Genett and Kyle Genett rounding out the top five. SPS points find Volm with well over a hundred point advantage. CWSFCS points find Karl Genett maintaining the lead over Volm by nine.
In the Snap-On Mini-Mods Greg Blount snagged the heat win. The feature had Snappy Joe Kuehn and John Lietz on the front row, but Blount would soon be hot on the heels of Kuehn. Snappy would hang onto the lead however and Blount tried to challenge for the win. Blount even at one point had his car completely pointing toward the infield from the middle of turns three and four and somehow saved it. Nobody had anything though for Kuehn as he took the win. Blount managed to finish second over George Seliger, Dale Louze and Jimmer Lietz. The points find Seliger with a thirty-eight point lead over Louze.
The Motors Service and Supply Mini-Stock class was dominated by Robb Wruck. Wruck took the win in the heat and feature. The top three finishers were the same for both heat and feature with Garret Strachota and Brett Breitenfeldt, with fresh repairs after finding the wall last week, taking second and third respectfully. Fourth and fifth in the feature would be Kevin Tessmer and Tom Lecher. Strachota has a large seventy-two point lead on Tessmer.
In the D&D Automotive Bandoleros Hannah Wolfe took the heat win. In the feature Wolfe was able to take the lead and tried to run away. Alex Hartwig was working the high line and made passes for third and second in the closing laps. Down to the checkered flag Wolfe and Hartwig were side by side but Hartwig was able to win by a nose, officially four-tenths of a second, over Wolfe. Unfortunately for Wolfe, post-race inspection caused a disqualification for her, so Kole Guralski was granted the second position. Jevin Guralski, Anna Malouf and Keagan Benz rounded out the field. Kole Guralski now has a point lead of twenty-three over Hartwig.
The next event at State Park Speedway is Sunday, September 10th. It will be the Eve of Devastation including Justin Sayne. Fan gates open at 2:00 and destruction begins at 3:00. The next regular race night will be Saturday September 16th for the Wayne Lodi Lodholz Memorial. Check out www.stateparkspeedway.com or the State Park Speedway Facebook page for more information.