The Raceway at Powercom Park 8-12-06
Saturday night was Day 2 of the Modified Special at The Raceway at Powercom Park. The Johnsonville Brats Modifieds were joined by the Gibbsville Cheese INEX Legends/Wisconsin Legends Racing Dirt Series and the Wallys Auto Dirt Devils divisions to provide an action packed night of racing.
Jay Schraufnagel of Beaver Dam took over the lead from Dan Tafelski of West Allis on lap five of the 25-lap Johnsonville Brats Modified A-Main and remained out in front the rest of the way to claim his third win of the season. Point leader Craig Priewe of Beaver Dam was able to close in behind Schraufnagel following a caution on lap fifteen, but had to settle for second as Schraufnagel pulled away after the restart. Frank Firari of Lowell moved up from the fifth row to finish in third. Mike Sandholm of Oconomowoc, who started the event next to Firari, followed in fourth. Dennis Krause of Oconomowoc had his best run of the season with a fifth place finish. Aaron Rake of Beaver Dam, in his rookie season in the modifieds, also had his best race of the season crossing the line in sixth. Larry Zirbel of Iron Ridge drove to seventh ahead of Eddie Lemay Jr. of Milwaukee and Jim Zdroik of Big Bend. Brian Crapser of Brookfield was tenth.
In the special Prestige Custom Cabinetry 21-lap non-qualifiers A-Main that involved drivers who did not make the A-Mains on both Friday and Saturday nights, Steve Mueller of Mukwonago battled to the win over Don Scheffler of Wauwatosa. Tony Peterson of Big Bend followed in third ahead of Jeff Owens of Randolph and Dave Voigt of Beaver Dam.
Joel Wyttenbach of Sauk City added to his point lead in the Gibbsville Cheese INEX Legends/Wisconsin Legends Racing Dirt Series as he drove to victory in the 20-lap A-Main. Wyttenbach started the event in the fifth row and used the outside groove to move to the front and record his fifth win of the season. Joey Johnson of Slinger ran well as he raced to third ahead of Eric Barth of Sauk City. Brad Weber of Rolling Prairie followed in fifth.
Aaron Stolp of West Allis came from far back in the pack to take over the lead on lap eight and go onto score his second win of the season in the 20-lap Wallys Auto Dirt Devils A-Main. Shawn Klapps Jr. of Mauston led the first seven laps and finished in second. Doug Draheim of Brookfield came from the back of the pack to finish in third. Tim Sheppard of Beaver Dam drove to the fourth position. Andrew Araco of New Berlin raced to his best finish of the season by taking fifth.
Modified B-Main wins were registered by John Stanton of Reeseville, Jeremy Christians of Horicon, and Chad Hummelmeier of Beaver Dam. Aaron Stolp was victorious in the dirt devils B-Main.
Modified heat race wins were recorded by Dan Tafelski, Craig Priewe, Dennis Krause, Jay Schraufnagel, Mike Sandholm, and Eddie Lemay Jr. Joel Wyttenbach and Adam Reed captured the legends heat race wins. The dirt devils heat race wins went to Kevin Allard of Brandon, Mike Klawitter of Berlin, and Doug Draheim.
Johnsonville Brats Modifieds
Non-Qualifiers A-Main (top 5) Steve Mueller, Don Scheffler, Tony Peterson, Jeff Owens, Dave Voigt
B-Main 1 John Stanton, B-Main 2 Jeremy Christians, B-Main 3 Chad Hummelmeier
Heat 1 Dan Tafelski, Heat 2 Craig Priewe, Heat 3 Dennis Krause, Heat 4 Jay Schraufnagel, Heat 5 Mike Sandholm, Heat 6 Eddie Lemay Jr.
Gibbsville Cheese INEX Legends/Wisconsin Legends Racing Dirt Series
Heat 1 Joel Wyttenbach, Heat 2 Adam Reed
Wallys Auto Dirt Devils
B-Main Aaron Stolp
Heat 1 Kevin Allard, Heat 2 Mike Klawitter, Heat 3 Doug Draheim
The Raceway at Powercom Park 8-11-06
Fifty-two modifieds were on hand for Day 1 of the 2-Day Modified Special at The Raceway at Powercom Park on Friday night. Joining the Johnsonville Brats modifieds were the Northwoods Paper Converting Grand Nationals and the Dodge Central Credit Union Stocks.
Russ Reinwald of Iron Ridge wasted little time as he charged from his second row starting position to take the lead on lap one of the 25-lap modified A-Main. Reinwald never gave up the top spot as he raced to his second win of the season. Jay Schraufnagel of Beaver Dam moved up into the second position early in the race. Although Schraufnagel stayed within striking distance, he was never able to catch Reinwald and settled for second. Mike Sandholm of Oconomowoc fought his way up from the fourth row to finish in third. Eddie Lemay Jr. of Milwaukee drove to fourth. Brian Drexler of Oshkosh, making his first appearance of the season, came from the sixth row to finish in fifth. Larry Zirbel of Iron Ridge followed in sixth ahead of Frank Firari of Lowell and Jim Zdroik of Big Bend. Point leader Craig Priewe of Beaver Dam drove to ninth. Dennis Krause of Oconomowoc was tenth.
Four different drivers would lead in the 20-lap grand nationals A-Main. Eric Grunst of Beaver Dam led the opening lap before giving way to Geoff Zdroik of Big Bend. One lap later, Steve Seitz of Beaver Dam moved to the point. Seitz remained out in front while Roger Lee of Wind Lake put the pressure on most of the way. As the pair exited turn four heading for the white flag, Lee found room inside of Seitz and slipped past to take over the lead. At the checkered flag, Lee crossed the line in first to pick up his second consecutive win in the division and move into the lead in the division point standings by one point over Don Sorce Jr. of West Allis. Seitz finished second in the race followed by Sorce and Nick Schumacher of Eagle. Geoff Zdroik of Big Bend had his best finish of the season in fifth.
The finish of the 20-lap stocks A-Main was not what it seemed. Jerry Kope of Oshkosh took over the lead with four laps remaining and was the first to take the checkered flag. However, Kope failed post race inspection handing the win to Brent Lepple of Beaver Dam. It was Lepples first win of the season. JR Madell of Poy Sippi drove to second for his best finish of the season. Aaron Streblow of Waupun, who led at one point in the event, finished a strong run in third. Matt Bedker of Beaver Dam moved into the point standings lead with his fourth place finish. Steve Gawaresky of Omro was fifth.
Modified B-Main wins were registered by George Scheffler of Waukesha, Jeremy Christians of Horicon, and Brian Crapser of Brookfield. Will Schumacher of Hartford won the grand nationals B-Main.
Modified heat race wins were recorded by Dennis Krause, Larry Zirbel, Frank Firari, Russ Reinwald, Jim Zdroik, and Brian Drexler. Grand National heat race wins were captured by Roger Lee, Don Sorce Jr., and Steve Seitz. The stocks heat race wins were taken by Chuck Hummelmeier of Friesland, Jerry Winkler of Oshkosh, and Matt Bedker.
Johnsonville Brats Modifieds
B-Main 1 George Scheffler, B-Main 2 Jeremy Christians, B-Main 3 Brian Crapser
Heat 1 Dennis Krause, Heat 2 Larry Zirbel, Heat 3 Frank Firari, Heat 4 Russ Reinwald, Heat 5 Jim Zdroik, Heat 6 Brian Drexler
Northwoods Paper Converting Grand Nationals
B-Main Will Schumacher
Heat 1 Roger Lee, Heat 2 Don Sorce Jr., Heat 3 Steve Seitz
Dodge Central Credit Union Stocks
Heat 1 Chuck Hummelmeier, Heat 2 Jerry Winkler, Heat 3 Matt Bedker
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