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DAREK GRESS EDGES COLIN REFFNER TO CLAIM MARSHFIELD MAIN!

Marshfield, WI, – It was a great night of racing for the WCAR Kid’s Night at the Races, with many children enjoying prizes and the thrilling stock car rides.  Fans were treated to five divisions of racing, as fans from Neillsville, Pittsville, and Vesper were admitted free. 

Colin Reffner made his 2019 CWRA debut here tonight, and Reffner, who calls Wisconsin Rapids, WI home, topped all cars in qualifying, earning another fast time honor at the half-mile paved oval.  For the CWRA super late models, it was Russ Tillman and Darek Gress earning heat wins.

Once the super late models took to the track, it was Curt Tillman and Monte Gress leading the field to the green flag.  After the completion of lap one, it was Rockton, Illinois driver Curt Tillman leading the way.  Action Racing driver Monte Gress fought back to the outside of Tillman as the two drivers exited turn four on lap two.  With Monte Gress claiming the top spot, it was Darek Gress taking over the runner up position with a pass of Tillman.  With a pair of #107.5 drivers leading the field, the driver everyone was watching, Colin Reffner, put his hot rod into the third spot from deep in the field.  It goes without question that Colin Reffner has been the fastest driver for the past few years at Marshfield Motor Speedway.  The third generation driver has earned many fast times, fast heat, and feature wins on the half-mile paved oval.  With that being said, I’m sure Darek Gress was keeping an eye on his rear view mirror to see where Reffner was.  Nekoosa, WI driver Darren Jackson, whom of which earlier in the day turned the second quickest lap in qualifying, motored his #28 car up to the fourth position.  With Darek Gress holding a 6-car length lead, Colin Reffner moved past Monte Gress with an inside pass on lap 16 of 30.  Now that Reffner cleared the machine of Monte Gress, he set his sights on the tail end of the Darek Gress machine.  As each lap eclipsed, it was apparent that Colin Reffner was closing on Gress.  As starter Patrick Barrett threw the white flag indicating one lap remaining, Reffner was on the rear bumper of Gress.  As the two drivers exited turn two, it was Reffner moving to the inside of Gress.  Entering turn three, Reffner and Gress were dead even;  with the fans loudly cheering, it was going to be a drag race off turn four, for the two drivers, for the race win.  Once Barrett threw the checkered flag, it was Darek Gress edging out Colin Reffner by a half a car length.  Making a last lap pass of Darren Jackson, was new point leader, Jeff Weinfurter for the third position.  With Jackson grabbing the fourth position, it was Monte Gress earning the fifth spot.  

  1. Darek Gress
  2. Colin Reffner
  3. Jeff Weinfurter
  4. Darren Jackson                                 
  5. Monte Gress
  6. Harley Jankowski
  7. Curt Tillman
  8. Putch Bentley
  9. Mike Sievers
  10. Derrick Van Dreel
  11. Brett Breitenfeldt

The X-Treme 4’s took to the track once again, here tonight, at Marshfield Motor Speedway.  Auburndale, WI driver Kevin Eckes earned fast time honors with a lap time of 21.820 seconds.  Minnesota driver Dave Auringer edged out Eckes for the X-Treme 4’s heat win.  

In feature action, it was John Domine and Ron Sischo leading the drivers to the green flag.  Kevin Eckes quickly jumped out to the early lead, with Ron Sischo holding down the runner up spot.  With Eckes leading, Dave Lembke would make the pass of Sischo on the race’s fourth lap, for the runner up position.  Out front however, was Kevin Eckes and he would go on for the feature win.  Dave Lembke would end up in the second spot, with John Domine grabbing the third spot.  Rounding out the top five, it was Ron Sischo in fourth, and Dave Auringer, fifth.   

Gary Haarklau captured the win in the 6-Cylinder division, with Kyle Finke securing the runner up spot.  Haarklau also grabbed fast time and the heat win.

The exciting Bandits were a part of the racing action here again tonight, and it was Kole Ferge grabbing fast time honors.  Heat winners tonight were Donovan Hawes and Kole Ferge.  

Patrick Nelson and Bradley Lecher led the field of ten cars to the green flag for their 15-lap feature event.  Once the drivers completed the first lap, it was Ryan Brock finding himself leading the way.  Ronnie Coppernoll would take over the helm on lap two, and fended off a very fast Kole Ferge for several laps.  On lap eight, it was Kole Ferge edging out Coppernoll at the line for the race lead.  The remaining seven laps, Kole Ferge, Coppernoll, and Chad Ferge had the fans on the edge of their seats.  The three drivers would go three-wide for the race lead on several occasions.  Coppernoll would regain the top spot from Kole Ferge with three laps remaining.  Chad Ferge made a last ditch effort for the race win as well.  In what may be once of the best Bandit features ever, it was anyone of three drivers going for the win.  In the end, it was Ronnie Coppernoll getting his first ever feature win at Marshfield Motor Speedway.  Chad Ferge edged Kole Ferge for the runner up position.  Rounding out the top five, it was Ryan Brock and Tyler Custer respectively.

  1. Ronnie Coppernoll
  2. Chad Ferge
  3. Kole Ferge
  4. Ryan Brock                                             
  5. Tyler Custer
  6. Christine Schmude
  7. Bradley Lecher
  8. Donovan Hawes
  9. Patrick Nelson
  10. Dave Lembke

2-Man Cruisers proved why they are a popular division of racing at the speedway.  These high-powered machines, with highly skilled drivers, put on a great show weekly!  In qualifying tonight, it was the team of Matthew Hill & Wheelock earning top honors.  Heat winner tonight in the 2-Man Cruisers was none other than Walter Mancil & Joey Kuhn.  Leading the feature from the first green flag, all the way to the checkered flag, was the team of Tyler Kalata & Jason Greenweller.  The team of Hill/Wheelock earned runner up honors tonight, with Shane Sikorski & Jeff McIntee finishing third.  Rounding out the top five was the team of  Walter Mancil & Joey Kuhn, and Aaron Hendricks, fourth and fifth respectively.

Next week, Marshfield Motor Speedway will be host to a very exciting Eve of Destruction.  Fans will be treated to 2-Man Cruiser racing, Burnout Contest, Demolition Derby, Chain Rain, with many other exciting Eve of Destruction events on the card as well.  After the event, fans will be treated to one of the best Fireworks shows in the Midwest.  Put this event on your calendar as it is one you won’t want to miss.  Like Us on Facebook, or Visit us online at www.marshfieldspeedway.com for all the up to date information leading up to this great event.