By: Brandon Aschenbrenner

The Budweiser/Fabiano Brothers Limited Late Models saw Lyle Nowak picking up fast time. Todd Handrick would hold off Evan Call for the heat win. In the feature, Call would have an early end to the night as the car wasn’t up to par. Phil Malouf was able to lead the first laps until Heinrich made his way to the top side and then made contact with Malouf causing the field to scatter. That would allow Adam Peschek to claim the lead. Malouf would spin in turn four and cause a caution shortly after leaving seven laps left on the scoreboard. Peschek was able to hold the bottom line and fend off Heinrich for the victory, his first of the season. Heinrich, Handrick, Malouf and Nowak finished top five.

The Ropa’s Pizza Pure Stocks would once again find Travis Volm being interviewed during opening ceremonies. Brian Schramm won the first heat and Volm nipped Dillon Mackesy for the heat two win. In the feature event, it was Anthony Lashua leading early, but soon Schramm would make his way to the lead. Schramm put some distance between himself and the field and was able to outlast a late charge by Volm to pick up his first feature win on the season. Volm took second, Louie Merriam took third with Mitch Stankowski and Mackesy rounding out the top five.

In the Snap-On Mini-Mods Jimmer Lietz continued to shine in qualifying picking up fast time for the third race in a row. John Lietz picked up from where he left off last week and made it to Brickner Family Auto Group victory lane in the heat race. The feature would see Greg Blount lead the early part of the race until Adam Eckes, making his return to racing, took the top spot away. Eckes would pull away with the win as the rest of the field fought for positions. Eckes picked up the feature win. George Seliger picked up second place. Jimmer Lietz, Blount, John Lietz and Dale Louze rounded out the field. Chris Lehrmann had an early end to the night with engine issues.

The Motors Service and Supply Mini-Stocks would see a different diver with quick time this week, and that would be Garrett Strachota. Kevin Tessmer was able to gain some points back by swapping with Strachota and made his was to winners circle after the heat. In the feature, once again it would be left for Strachota and Tessmer to fight to the checkered flag. Tessmer was able to hold on and keep Strachota behind him for his first feature victory. Strachota took second with Breitenfeldt third, Tom Lecher and Mark Schooney finishing fourth and fifth.

In the D&D Automotive Bandoleros Alex Hartwig showed up on top of the speed charts in qualifying. Kolton Guralski looked strong in winning the heat race. The feature event would see Hartwig make the early move to the front and he would hang on to win his first ever feature. Kolton Guralski and Hannah Wolfe put on a good show for second with Guralski prevailing. Jevin Guralski, fresh off repairs from last week, took home fourth and Anna Malouf and Keagan Benz polished off the field of bandos.

The next race at State Park Speedway is Thursday, June 8th. It will be the CWRA Super Late Models running as well as the Midwest Trucks and all of our great regular divisions in action. Gates open at 4:30, Qualifying at 6:00 and Racing at 7:00. Looking further ahead, the Flip Merwin Memorial will be on Friday June 16th. Check out or the State Park Speedway Facebook page for more information.