NOWAK, VOLM, KUEHN, STRACHOTA & HARTWIG PARK IT IN BRICKNER FAMILY AUTO GROUP VICTORY LANE
By: Brandon Aschenbrenner
The Budweiser/Fabiano Brothers Limited Late Models found Adam Peschek picking up quick time. Todd Handrick won the heat. In the feature, Handrick lead the entire race, until Lyle Nowak made a late charge to the outside and Handrick slipped and that would allow Nowak to go on and pick up the win. Peschek, Brock Heinrich and Phil Malouf would all get past Handrick and finish top five. Peschek holds a nine point lead over Nowak in the Standings.
The Ropa’s Pizza Pure Stocks would find Dillon Mackesy getting his first quick time of the year. Nick Grish and Mitch Stankowski won the two heat races. In the feature event, Louie Merriam lead early until a caution would fly with contact between Brian Schramm and Jeff Spatz and slow the field down. Volm was able to work his way to the lead not too much later and caution flew again, this time for oil from Anthony Lashua’s car from a hole in the oil pan. After extensive clean up, Volm would carry on for the win. Stankowski and Mackesy would battle down to the line and finish second and third respectfully. Merriam and Grish rounded out the top five. Volm holds a commanding lead so far in the standings.
In the Snap-On Mini-Mods George Seliger took fast time for his first time this season. Joe Kuehn won the heat race by keeping Adam Eckes behind him. The feature started just like the heat with Kuehn leading and Eckes running him down. Seliger however added his name to the mix and made it to second with five laps remaining. Two laps later, Eckes would lose his right rear tire, and spin in turn four. A restart would put Kuehn and Seliger side by side, but Kuehn was able to hang on for the victory. Seliger took second, Jimmer Lietz third, Dale Louze fourth and Greg Blount fifth. Seliger is on top of the points by nineteen points.
The Motors Service and Supply Mini-Stocks Kevin Tessmer would get back to the top of the speed chart in qualifying. Garret Strachota answered back by winning the heat race. In the feature, Kyle Check lead the opening five laps. Strachota made the pass for the lead with ten laps remaining. Robb Wruck, in his first race on the season, made his way to second and challenged Strachota for the win. Some hard racing and contact lead to the checkered flag and Strachota was able to fend off Wruck and they finished first and second. Tessmer, Brett Breitenfeldt and Check would round out the top five. Strachota holds a twenty point edge on Tessmer.
In the D&D Automotive Bandoleros Alex Hartwig took fast time for the second race in a row. Hannah Wolfe was able to capture the heat victory. In the feature, Hartwig again would be able to take the top spot early and would not let up going on to win the race. Wolfe took second, Kolton Guralski third, Jevin Guralski, Anna Malouf and Keagan Benz rounded out the field. Wolfe leads the points race by two over Kolton Guralski.
The next race at State Park Speedway is the Flip Merwin Memorial on Friday June 16. Gates open at 4:30, Qualifying at 6:00 and Racing at 7:00. Check out www.stateparkspeedway.com or the State Park Speedway Facebook page for more information.
3:30pm - Pit Gate Opens
4:30pm - Fan Gates Open
6:00pm - Fred Mueller Qualifying
7:00pm - Racing Begins
Adults (13 and up) - $15
Kids (6-12) - $8
5 and under - FREE
FLIP MERWIN MEMORIAL
FRIDAY, JUNE 16TH
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