A Sweep and a Track Championship for Spacek as Troutman Continues His Winning Ways
August 23, 2013
Cole Spacek swept a competitive field of WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds and picked up the track championship as a bonus, while Keith Troutman led all laps to win the WISSOTA Street Stock feature.In Pure Stock action, CJ Hedges added to his win column by tacking up another win in that division; and Louis Malluage sealed the deal in the Bandit division.
After winning at Eagle River Speedway on Tuesday night and a restful week at the Dells, Cole Spacek was ready to take on all comers on Friday night as he first won his heat and then got off to a quick start in the feature to lead by nearly a full turn by the end of lap five.
Bo Bennish slowed the pace during lap six when he went around coming out of turn three, but that didn’t slow Spacek much as he once again surged to the lead.Pinch hitting for Bruce Belland for the night, Alex Van Natta ran second in his first race of the year, followed by Tad Schoonover, Duane Dunbar and Travis Friske.
By the end of lap ten, Spacek was still in control as Van Natta was replaced in the second spot by Friske and Mike Schnider ran fourth, with Dunbar in fifth.Dunbar had come from the rear of the pack after he was credited with a caution during lap eight.
Spacek continued to lead by the end of lap 15, as Van Natta ran second.Schnider and Dunbar were fighting for third as Bennish ran fifth.Friske was no longer a threat as he had pulled his car into the infield as lap eleven neared completion.
When the checkered flag flew, it was Spacek with a win, a sweep and a repeat track championship in his JJ Motorsports-sponsored car.Rounding out the field was Van Natta in an impressive run for second after no racing all season, Dunbar coming back from the back of the pack, Schnider who had made his first trip to the track and Bennish.
After a feature win last week, would Keith Troutman be able to repeat? Starting on the pole, Troutman, this week, led every lap from start to finish in the caution-free feature.
Even though Troutman dominated the race, the race for second was a good one with Derek Eberl and Adam Soltis trading places for much of the early portion of the race, with Soltis winning that battle to finish second in the end.
When the checkered flag flew, it was Troutman with the win in his Bubba’s Garage-sponsored car, with Soltis taking second, and Jordan Kurtti coming home in third after making the pass on Eberl with four laps to go.
Nate Langberg and Tad Brown led the field to the start of the Pure Stock feature with Langberg taking the early lead.It was CJ Hedges coming from fifth, though, who would dominate the race from lap five until the checkered flag to take the win in his Wife and Kids-sponsored car.
John Johnson, Sr., Michael Brown, Langberg and Tad Brown rounded out the top five as they ran in a pack vying for the second spot.
Once again, the Bandit feature belonged to Louis Malluege, as he completed a sweep for the night.Malluege won by just three car lengths in his Hugo’s Pizza-sponsored car over Tim Holleran.
Racing continues on Friday, August 30, and Saturday, August 31, with a two-day special.Racing will begin at 7:00 on Friday and one hour earlier at 6:00 PM, on Saturday.
August 16, 2013, Race Result Summary
WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds
20-Lap Feature: Cole Spacek, Alex Van Naata, Duane Dunbar, Mike Schnider, Bo Bennish, Tad Schoonover, Travis Friske, Cory Dickman
Heat: Spacek, Van Natta, Schoonover, Schnider, Dunbar, Friske, Bennish, Dickman
WISSOTA Street Stocks
20-Lap Feature: Keith Troutman, Adam Soltis, Jordan Kurtti, Derek Eberl, Chad Boettcher
Heat: Soltis, Eberl, Troutman, Kurtti, Boettcher
TOMAHAWK Pure Stocks
20-Lap Feature: CJ Hedges, Jr., John Johnson, Sr., Michael Brown, Nate Langberg, Tad Brown, Chuck Sandquist, Tyler Musolff, Shawn Bialas
Heat: M Brown, Hedges, T Brown, Johnson, Langberg, Bialas, Musolff, Sandquist
Four Cylinder Bandits
15-Lap Feature: Louis Malluege, Tim Holleran, Ron Drake, Jr., Kevin Malluege, Richard Lietz, Alex Knoebel
Heat: L Malluege, Lietz, Holleran, Drake, Knoebel, K Malluege