VanOudenhoven Wins Wally
Jors Memorial Cup At WIR
KAUKAUNA, WI (August 2, 2005) - Jeff VanOudenhoven one of the top Midwest Allstar Racing Series drivers showed off his stuff at his home track as he won the Wally Jors Memorial Cup at the Wisconsin International Raceway in Kaukauna. Trent Snyder started on the pole with Trevor Stewart alongside. Snyder quickly assumed the lead as fourth starting VanOudenhoven began working the outside lane as he sought the lead. VanOudenhoven would make the pass on lap four as Lowell Bennett took second and Steve Carlson moved to third. Bennett didnít have enough to challenge VanOudenhoven as Carlson overtook him for the runner-up spot. Also on the move was Jim Duchow, who started near the rear of the field, but wasted no time in working his way towards the front.
The only caution of the race flew on lap 22, when Trent Snyder and John
Meidem got together in turn four. VanOudenhoven took command when the race
resumed as Carlson looked to unseat him. Duchow then stepped things up as he
moved to third and began to work on Carlson. This allowed VanOudenhoven to
extend his lead by a few car lengths. With five laps to go, Duchow slipped by
Carlson for second. By that time it was too late to move up any more as
VanOudenhoven finished things off and took home the win.
Piontek Takes The Royal Rumble
KAUKAUNA, WI (August 2, 2005) - Brett Piontek made a late move pay off as he won the Mid-Am Stock Cars vs the Mid-Am Super Trucks Royal Rumble at the Wisconsin International Raceway in Kaukauna. Bill Prietzel, a driver of both divisions, opted to run his truck and took the lead from his number two starting spot. Hot and heavy racing would take itís toll on lap 2, when a pair of racers got together in turn three, sending everyone else scrambling. Prietzel continued to show the way as Piontek had Eddie Muenster, in his first pavement race of the year, looking for a way around.
With less than ten laps remaining, Todd Mott and Gary Tisler, who fighting
each other for position, got together in turn three, just in front of the
leaders. The rest of the field made it by without incident as the yellow flag
waved. Prietzel held the lead on the restart, but two laps later, Piontek pulled
alongside and snatched the lead out of turn four. Prietzel fell back in the
final laps as Piontek went unchallenged the rest of the way for the win in his
Leicht Powers To ASL 150 Win At
KAUKAUNA, WI (August 2, 2005) - 18-year-old Steven Leicht is one of the hottest rising stars of racing and he proved it once more as he dominated the ASL 150 at Wisconsin International Raceway in Kaukauna. Earlier in the evening, Leicht set fast time and with the series inversion, started fourth in the 20 car field. Pole sitter Bryan Reffner led the charge as Andrew Morrissey tried to take the lead in the opening laps. After a couple of laps of running side-by-side, Reffner solidified his position as Leicht took second. Leicht would lock onto the rear of Reffner as they ran together out front. Leicht looked to the low side several times, but each time was denied by Reffner. On lap 34, Leicht planted his nose down low and pulled off the pass exiting turn two. Morrissey then came to life as he moved by Reffner as well to take second. Reffner slowly backpedaled as Leicht and Morrissey kept it close up front as the mandatory halfway caution flag waved.
Leicht took control at the start of the second half as Reffner regained
second from Morrissey. Several cautions for minor incidents kept the leaders out
of lapped traffic as the race for third, fourth and fifth became heated between
Morrissey, Ryan Mathews and Terry Schoppenhorst. Leicht would open things up in
the last 50 laps, disposing himself of Reffner, while the next several spots
tightened up. Reffner had a mirror full in second as Morrissey, Mathews and Paul
Paine were right together. When the checkered flag finally waved, Leicht crossed
the line by 10 car lengths to take his second win of the season and first ever
at Wisconsin International Raceway.
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