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DARREN JACKSON NAPS FIRST CAREER FEATURE WIN AT MARSHFIELD!

DAREK GRESS CAPTURES CWRA WIN!

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DARREN JACKSON NAPS FIRST CAREER FEATURE WIN AT MARSHFIELD!

DARREN JACKSON NAPS FIRST CAREER FEATURE WIN AT MARSHFIELD! » Marshfield Motor Speedway

Marshfield, WI, – Fans were treated to some very exciting racing action here tonight at Marshfield Motor Speedway, as six divisions of racing competed on “Buck Night” at the races!

In what has become one of the best racing series in the Midwest, the CWRA Super Late Models visited the speedway tonight in an “open event.”  Wisconsin Rapids, WI hotshoe, Jeff Weinfurter, captured the CWRA championship a week ago at our neighboring track, Golden Sands Speedway.  Weinfurter, whom of which has had much success at the paved half mile of Marshfield, was nothing short of sensational in the 2019 “Stars to Legends” series.

The CWRA stars hit the track tonight and it was Darren Jackson edging Neillsville, WI ace driver Darek Gress for fast time honors.  Leading the pack to the green flag in feature #1 was Greg Mathews.  Mathews fended off challenges from Brett Breitenfeldt and Mike Sievers for the first half of the feature event.  On lap 10, Harley Jankowski pressed Mathews for the race lead, and completed the pass off turn 4 on the high side.  Mathews held down the runner up position until lap 16, but Darek Gress moved his 107.5 “The Rock” super late model to the outside of Mathews, and started to set his sights on a very fast Jankowski.  With Jankowski holding a 4-car length lead on Gress, Nekoosa, WI Darren Jackson started moving through the pack, and to the bumper of Greg Mathews.  With the race winding down, there were several finishing positions still in question.  Gress started edging closer and closer to Jankowski, and Jackson was doing the same to Mathews for the third position.  When veteran starter Patrick Barrett threw the white flag, Gress pressured Jankowski for the race lead.  As the two drivers flat-footed their hot rods down the backstretch, Gress moved side by side with gentleman driver Harley Jankowski.  When Barrett threw the checkered flag, it was Darek Gress notching another feature win on the wide half mile.  Equally exciting was the race for the third position.  Darren Jackson worked his way around Mathews for the spot.  With Greg Mathews having a great run finishing 4th, it was champion driver Jeff Weinfurter grabbing the fifth position.

  1. Darek Gress
  2. Harley Jankowski
  3. Darren Jackson
  4. Greg Mathews                                 
  5. Jeff Weinfurter
  6. Mike Sievers
  7. Monte Gress
  8. Derrick Van Dreel
  9. Brett Breitenfeldt
  10. Brian Henry

In feature #2 for the CWRA super late models, Wausau, WI driver Brett Breitenfeldt led the first lap.  As Breitenfeldt and Monte Gress raced off turn four on the second lap, it was Gress earning the top spot as they crossed the start/finish line.  Monte Gress would lead the next four laps, but he had all he could do to fend off the challenge of Jeff Weinfurter.  The popular red #3 machine of Weinfurter, raced his way past Gress for the race lead.  Starting to work their way forward in the pack, was Darek Gress and Darren Jackson.  On lap seven, it was Jackson getting by Monte Gress for the runner up spot.  One lap later, Darek Gress followed suit, and worked his way around his father, Monte, for the third position.  With 10 laps remaining, the fans were cheering as they knew this was setting up to be one of the best feature finishes of the year.  Jackson worked his was to the back end of Jeff Weinfurter on lap 12.  Weinfurter wasn’t about to give up the top spot without a fight.  The skilled veteran driver of Weinfurter did all he could do to hold off Jackson.  Weinfurter wasn’t about to givr up the inside to Jackson; With Jackson realizing exactly that, he started to work to the outside of Weinfurter.  The two drivers raced several laps side by side, with Jackson finally clearing the Weinfurter car.  One lap later, Darek Gress followed his way through, earning the second spot.  Darren Jackson would hold off Darek Gress for his first SLM feature win!  As Jackson pulled his car over on the front stretch to grab the checkered flag for a victory lap, track announcer Brandon Aschenbrenner announced to the fans that it was Jackson’s first feature win, and the fans reacted with a loud applause.  Jackson, in honor of the late Alan Kulwicki, did a “Polish” victory lap.  Once Jackson climbed from his dad’s #28 machine, he was mobbed by his crew and well-wishers.  Jackson stood up on his door as he exited the car, and pointed to the crowd, in what was a very emotional victory lane.  With Darek Gress and Jeff Weinfurter finishing second and third respectfully, it was Monte Gress and Mike Sievers rounding out the top five.

  1. Darren Jackson                                               
  2. Darek Gress
  3. Jeff Weinfurter
  4. Monte Gress
  5. Mike Sievers                                       
  6. Greg Mathews
  7. Harley Jankowski
  8. Brian Henry
  9. Brett Breitenfeldt
  10. Derrick Van Dreel                                           

Tim Finstad earned fast time honors tonight in the X-Treme 4’s, a modified 4-cylinder division of racing.  Finstad was clocked in with a lap time of 21.444 seconds. Finstad also grabbed the heat win, with Dave Auringer finishing second, and Kevin Eckes grabbing the third spot.

Minnesota driver Dave Auringer grabbed the early lead from his fourth starting spot.  Auringer would lead the first few laps, then Chili, WI driver Charlie Nickel grabbed the top spot.  Nickel would lead the next three laps, but his lead was short lived as well.  Point leader Kevin Eckes made the pass on Charlie Nickel on lap six.  Tim Finstad moved his green #33 car to the third spot, with the pass of Auringer.  As the race progressed, it seemed as if the top four cars, (Eckes, Nickel, Finstad, Auringer), all had equal speed.  With that, it was Kevin Eckes putting his car in the McDonald’s Drive Thru Victory Lane.  Charlie Nickel held on for the runner up spot, with Tim Finstad earning third.

  1. Kevin Eckes
  2. Charlie Nickel
  3. Tim Finstad
  4. Dave Auringer                             
  5. Keith Wosick
  6. Andrew Rhone
  7. Ron Sischo
  8. Dave Lembke
  9. John Domine

In the Six-Shooter division, it was Gary Haarklau holding off Charlie Spry for the race win.  Haarklau also earned fast time and heat win honors.                                       

Brian Weinfurter and Carson Sillars battled in the super stock/sportsman division feature event.  Sillars led most the race, but it was Brian Weinfurter making the pass of Sillars with three laps remaining for the feature win.  Weinfurter turned an impressive lap of 19.709 seconds, to earn fast time honors.     

The exciting Bandits (stock 4-cylinders), made the trek to Marshfield Motor Speedway tonight, and put on another great show.  Earning top honors in qualifying was Dave Lembke turning a lap on the half-mile in 22.712 seconds.  Lembke also captured the heat win as he edged Chad Ferge and Tyler Custer.

In feature action for the Bandits, it was Sam Sheahen leading the field to the green flag.  Sheahen would lead lap one, but his lead was brief as Corey Jankowski grabbed the lead on lap two.  From his fifth starting position, Tyler Custer quickly moved into the second spot by lap four.  Custer has been impressive in his efforts, and he has been getting consistently faster as the season progresses.  With Jankowski holding a comfortable lead, fast timer Dave Lembke moved into the second position with the pass on Custer.  Once starter Patrick Barrett threw the checkered flag, it was Jankowski getting the feature win.  With Lembke grabbing second, it was Tyler Custer grabbing the final podium spot and finishing third.  

  1. Corey Jankowski                                     
  2. Dave Lembke
  3. Tyler Custer
  4. Chad Ferge
  5. Sam Sheahen                                                     
  6. Brad Lecher
  7. Christine Schmude
  8. Riley Zarda

Fast timer tonight for the 2-Man Cruisers, it was the team of Mike Helbach & Tyler Kalata grabbing the top spot.  In heat action, it was the team of John Van Stedum & Brandon Van Stedum earning the win.                                 

Leading the pack to the green flag for their feature event, it was the team of Craig Lyon & Chris Jensen.  Grabbing the early lead however, it was the team of Craig Carlson & Jason Greenweller leading the first three laps.  On lap four, it was Kalata & Helbach motoring to the top spot.  The father/son team of Van Stedum would put their high-powered #77 machine into the runner up position.  Once the checkered flag was thrown, it was the team of Tyler Kalata & Mike Helbach holding off John & Brandon Van Stedum for the race win.  Finishing third in a very entertaining/competitive race, was the team of Joey Kuhn & Walter Mancil.

  1. Tyler Kalata & Mike Helbach
  2. John Van Stedum & Brandon Van Stedum
  3. Joey Kuhn & Walter Mancil
  4. Craig Carlson & Jason Greenweller
  5. Craig Lyon & Chris Jensen                                   

Next Friday & Saturday, Marshfield Motor Speedway will host it’s Annual Fall Shootout.  Friday’s races will begin at 7:30 PM, and Saturday’s at 3:00PM.  A full story and all details will be published on Tuesday on our Web & Facebook pages.  Have a great Labor Day everyone!