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Marshfield Motor Speedway 9-8-19

JOHN BEALE RACES TO ALL-STAR TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP!

DARREN JACKSON EARNS SLM TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP

Marshfield Motor Speedway 9-8-19

Marshfield Motor Speedway 9-8-19
JOHN BEALE RACES TO ALL-STAR TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP! Marshfield Motor Speedway 9-8-19

LEVON VANDERGEEST TOPS MIDWEST TRUCKS!

TYLER CUSTER, KEVIN ECKES, & BRIAN WEINFURTER SCORE FEATURE WINS IN FINALE!

Marshfield Motor Speedway 9-8-19

Marshfield, WI, (September 7, 2019) – Today, it was the second day of the Annual Fall Shootout, a year end celebration created by former track owner Jim Langreck back in the mid-1990’s.  The tradition continued this weekend as many fans and race teams filled the campground,  enjoy great racing and camaraderie! 

With the UMA ALL-STAR super late models on hand to complete for the third leg of the triple crown series, Verona, WI driver John Beale was looking to seal his first super late model series championship.  Beale started off the day very well as he locked down fast time honors with a lap time of 18.131 seconds. Heat winners today were veteran driver Mark Mackesy of Wausau, WI, and young hotshoe Justin Mondeik, who calls Gleason, WI home.

Once the drivers took to the track for their 75-lap feature event, it was Nekoosa, WI Darren Jackson jumping out to the early lead.  Jackson, once he took the green flag, was announced as the 2019 SLM track champion.  Jackson would lead the first three laps, however, on lap four, it was Harley Jankowski putting his high-powered #95 slm in the top spot with an outside pass of Jackson.  By lap 10, Corey Jankowski put his #31 car into the second spot, followed closely by Justin Mondeik.  Harley Jankowski had enjoyed a 5-car length lead, but with fast timer John Beale on the move, Jankowski’s lead diminished rapidly.  By lap 19, Jankowski slipped up the track in the middle of turns 3/4, and Beale took advantage of the low side, and motored to the front of the pack.  With Beale’s car on an absolute rail, it appeared the race would be for the other podium spots.  Colin Reffner, maybe the most successful driver in recent history at Marshfield, moved his familiar #87 blue/white hot rod to the third spot by lap 34.  Reffner, who captured a feature win on day one of the Fall Shootout, started to set his sight on a very fast Justin Mondeik. On lap 40, Reffner made the pass of Mondeik for the second spot.  Colin Reffner looked out front of his window and had to wonder where the first place Beale car was.  While Reffner and Mondeik were doing battle for the second spot, John Beale simply checked out on the field.  In the closing laps, the battle for the final podium spot had heated up.  Dan Lindsley closed within a few car lengths of the third place Mondeik car.  

Once the drivers took the checkered flag, it was John Beale capturing the feature win and ALL-STAR Triple Crown Championship.  With Colin Reffner gliding to an easy second place finish, Justin Mondeik held off Dan Lindsley for third.  Mark Mackesy drove his purple #12 car to a fifth place finish.

Marshfield Motor Speedway 9-8-19
 John Beale
John Beale
  1. John Beale
  2. Colin Reffner
  3. Justin Mondeik
  4. Dan Lindsley                                               
  5. Mark Mackesy
  6. Darren Jackson
  7. Corey Jankowski
  8. Brian Hakala
  9. Dillon Mackesy
  10. Harley Jankowski
  11. Jason Weinkauf
  12. Justin Woller
    1. Neil Knoblock

Midwest Trucks made their second appearance of the year, here today at Marshfield Motor Speedway, and it was James Swan earning fast time honors edging out Joe Valento by 18/1000’s of a second.  Heat winners today for the Midwest Trucks were Jason Stark & Kevin Knuese.

Jason Stark grabbed the early lead for the 40-lap feature event.  Quickly moving into the second spot with a pass on Rock Christiansen was the #54 truck of Jeremy Lepak.  Three laps later, it was Lepak grabbing the top spot with an outside pass of Jason Stark.  Caution would fly on lap nine as Jerry Brickner, Rock Christiansen, Ross Christiansen, and Brad Gajewski exited the track after being involved in an incident, either mechanical or being involved in a wreck.   On the restart, it was once again Jeremy Lepak finding himself out front of the field of 15 trucks.   Caution would fly again on lap 22, forcing another double file restart juggling the field of cars.  On the restart, it was Merrill, WI standout driver Levon VanDerGeest edging by Lepak for the race lead.  VanDerGeest, the son of veteran driver Jay VanDerGeest, has been nothing short of sensational in his 2019 Midwest Trucks campaign.  

On lap 36, caution would fly again as the hood become ajar on the the Brad Gajewski truck.  On the restart, it was once again Levon VanDerGeest holding a one truck length lead on a fast Jeremy Lepak.  Looking to move his truck into the third position, it was fast timer James Swan looking high and low on the truck of Kevin Knuese.  Once starter Patrick Barrett threw the checkered flag, it was Levon VanDerGeest scoring the feature win.  With Lepak & Knuese finishing second and third respectively, James Swan and Joe Valento rounded out the top five.

Marshfield Motor Speedway 9-8-19
 Levon VanDerGeest
Levon VanDerGeest 
  1. Levon VanDerGeest                                
  2. Jeremy Lepak
  3. Kevin Knuese
  4. James Swan
  5. Joe Valento
  6. Mike Corvo
  7. AJ Kreager
  8. Danielle Behn
  9. Kenny Joosten
  10. Jason Stark
  11. Cole Howard
  12. Brad Gajewski
  13. Jerry Brickner
  14. Rock Christiansen
  15. Ross Christiansen

Competing for the X-Treme 4’s championship, it was Kevin Eckes and Dave Auringer battling for the top spot.  In qualifying, it was Kevin Eckes edging Auringer, Eckes turned a lap time of 21.761 seconds.  It was Minnesota driver Dave Auringer putting his #3 stock car in the McDonald’s Drive Thru Victory Lane, in heat action.

Grabbing the early lead for the X-Treme 4’s feature event, it was Dave Auringer.  Auringer has made huge strides in making his car fast as the season progressed.  Keith Wosick moved his #61 car into the second spot on lap three with Eckes hot on his bumper.  Kevin Eckes would make the pass of Wosick for the second spot two laps later.  On lap 10, it was Eckes getting by Auringer for the race lead.  Auringer made one last shot at Eckes, but it was Kevin Eckes winning the feaure event as well as the 2019 track championship.  With Dave Auringer finishing a close second, it was Keith Wosick having a great run, coming home in the third position.  

Marshfield Motor Speedway 9-8-19
Kevin Eckes
Kevin Eckes 
  1. Kevin Eckes                                           
  2. Dave Auringer
  3. Keith Wosick
  4. Jake Halterman
  5. Sam Sheahan
  6. Andrew Rhone
  7. Ron Sischo
  8. Tim Finstad

The Super Stocks/Sportsman made the trek to Marshfield Speedway today and it was Wisconsin Rapids, WI driver Brian Weinfurter nabbing fast time honors.  Weinfurter also took the checkered flag as he edged Keith Burcar in heat action.                                                           

Brian Weinfurter Marshfield Motor Speedway 9-8-19
Brian Weinfurter

In feature action, it was once again Brian Weinfurter grabbing another feature win on the half-mile paved oval.  Finishing a strong second was driver of the #8 car, Keith Burcar.  Rounding out the top five, it was Brian Plisch, Mark Bubloni, and Jason Stark, third thru fifth respectively.  

Championship racing continued for the Bandits, here today at Marshfield Motor Speedway.  Tyler Custer has ramped up his race program, the driver of the #57 has had a remarkable second half of the season at MMS.  Today was no different, Custer set fast time with a lap time of 23.118 seconds.   

In heat action, it was Christine Schmude grabbing the early lead, with Ryan Brock a car length back.  Schmude, who calls Arpin, WI home, would hold off challenges from Custer and Brad Lecher to earn her first heat win of the season.  Schmude would receive congratulations from her fellow drivers in victory lane.  The crowd also enjoy and roared as Schmude earned the heat win!

In feature action, Mike Meharg put his #11 car into the top spot early.  However, by lap three, it was Tyler Custer and Chad Ferge battling for the top spot.  Custer was able to hold off Ferge for the feature win.  It was Meharg grabbing the third spot, with Brad Lecher & Ryan Brock, fourth and fifth respectively.  It was Chad Ferge earning the 2019 track championship with his consistant top finishes throughout the year.

Marshfield Motor Speedway 9-8-19
Tyler Custer 
  1. Tyler Custer                                                               
  2. Chad Ferge
  3. Mike Meharg                                              
  4. Sam Sheahan
  5. Ryan Brock
  6. Christine Schmude
  7. Riley Zarda
  8. Tom Lecher

Marshfield Motor Speedway will be back in action next Saturday evening with their Truck & Tractor Pull, presented by N.E.W. Motorsports.  Pulls will begin at 6pm!  For all the up to date information, log onto www.marshfieldspeedway.com, or Like Us on Facebook.  Photos courtesy of Tom Loos Photography.

Marshfield Motor Speedway 9-8-19