Wausau, WI - State Park Speedway hosted the first ever Detjens Dash Friday night. Twenty-four cars attempted to qualify for the 25-lap event and only 17 made it in to the show.
Neil Knoblock set fast time and began the race from the third position. Up front Chris Wimmer and Jeremy Lepak battled side by side for the lead at the drop of the green flag.
Wimmer grabbed the lead with 21 laps to go and just as he took the top spot the caution flag flew. Eugine Gregorich Jr. found himself in the wall between turns three and four and Wimmer saw his lead diminish.
On the restart the 52 machine of Wimmer held on to the top spot, but it wasn’t long before the caution flew again. This time as the 25 of Russ Blackely spun coming out of turn two.
Wimmer grabbed the lead on the restart and this time stretched it out. As Wimmer put distance on second place Lepak and third place Neil Knoblock, Colin Reffner and Jason Weinkauf raced side by side for fourth. Weinkauf took the spot and began to close on the top three.
As the laps wound down Wimmer held a healthy lead as Lepak, Knoblock, and Weinkauf all battled nose to tail for positions two through four.
Wimmer held on to take the checkers, Lepak came home second, Knoblock third, Weinkauf fourth and Nathan Haseleu fifth.
The Snap-On Mini Mods had an extra long feature on Friday night. They raced 25 laps, took a 10 minutes break and then ran 15 more.
It was Joe Kuehn who jumped out to the early lead. His #31 machine led the first eight laps until John Lietz stole the lead. But Brad Conant was right behind him and followed past Kuehn and began to pressure Lietz for the lead.
Conant used the outside groove to work his way around Lietz with 28 laps to go. As Conant stretched his lead Dale Louze worked his way to the front. The #9 found himself in the third spot with Conant in the lead and Lietz in second when the caution flew
Snap-On Mini-Mod drivers got a ten minute break to work on their cars.
When the field went back to green Conant retained his lead as Louze worked his way around Lietz and in to the second spot with 12 laps to go.
Louze pressured Conant for the lead with five laps to go, but used up all the #9 machine had. Conant held off Louze to take the win and Louze faded back to finish fourth. Lietz came home second and Adam Krzykowski third.
5 and under - FREE
Ages 6 - 12 - $10
Adults (13 and up) - $15
** Friday receive $5 in Speedway bucks with a $15 ticket
MILER LITE DETJENS MEMORIAL WEEKEND
PRESENTED BY BUDGET AUTO
FRIDAY JULY 27TH AND
SATURDAY JULY 28TH
2 DAYS OF RACING EXCITEMENT!
C-Tech Super Late Models, Super Stocks, NAPA of Schofield Pure Stocks, Snap-On Mini-Mods, Motors Service and Supply Mini-Stocks
3pm - Pit Gates Open1pm - Pit Gate 4:30 pm - Fan Gates Open3pm - Fan Gates Open 6:30 pm - Qualifying 5pm - Qualifying 7:30 pm - Racing Begins 6pm - Racing Begins