Volm Wins Emotional Dave Lashua Memorial Race
Double memorial night would honor two wonderful individuals who influenced many racers and fan throughout their years. The Flip Merwin Memorial, originally scheduled for June 16th, and the Dave Lashua Memorial brought out tons of fans and drivers to show their support. It was announced that any driver in the pit area, who had been influenced by either of these two gentlemen, could bring their cars onto the track for opening ceremonies. The response was every single car in the pits made their way onto the track and proceeded to do two slow parade laps in honor of Flip and Dave. An extra special thanks goes out to the Flip Merwin and Dave Lashua families as both provided trophies to the winners in victory lane.
The Ropa’s Pizza Pure Stocks were joined with the Central Wisconsin Steel Frame Challenge Series and a seventeen car field would show their support for Dave Lashua with a thirty-four lap feature event, thirty-four was Dave’s original racecar number. Travis Volm was the fastest in town as the entire field re-qualified with the series in attendance. Two heats would end with track champion from last year at SPS Louie Merriam and GSS regular Mark Kalata getting their pictures in victory lane. The feature event was stacked and ready to roll with Nick Grish and Kalata starting on the front row. Grish was able to lead early, and hold on until Kyle Genett would work his way past Grish and bring Volm and Karl Genett along with him. Grish and Kalata would soon after make contact on the back stretch, causing Grish to come to almost a stop which brought out the yellow flag. Contact rule was called and both would be sent to the rear. After the restart, Volm was able to take advantage and the top spot from Kyle Genett. Younger Genett Karl would make the same move and move up to second. However Volm looked dominate and he was able to pick up the feature victory. Karl Genett took a hard fought second. Dillon Mackesy raced his way to third. Mitch Stankowski had a strong showing by finishing fourth and Kyle Genett would hold onto a fifth place finish. Brandon Knoblock, Brian Schramm, Jeff Spatz, Grish and Kalata would finish in the top ten. Anthony Lashua, driving his dad Dave’s car this season, finished a well-deserved eleventh. The Central Wisconsin Steel Frame Challenge Series points are updated on their Facebook page and they will be back in action on July 7th at Golden Sands Speedway.
3:30pm - Pit Gate Opens
4:30pm - Fan Gates Open
6:00pm - Fred Mueller Qualifying
7:00pm - Racing Begins
Adults (13 and up) - $15
12 and under - FREE
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THURSDAY, JULY 20
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FIRST 200 KIDS RECEIVE FREE ICE CREAM
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