Merrill, Wisconsin's, Jason Weinkauf, won the the American Speed Association® Kwik Trip Midwest Tour presented by ECHO Outdoor Power Equipment and GrandStay Hospitality Marshfield 100 Saturday night at Marshfield Motor Speedway.
The caution-free event was the second green to checkered race in the ASA Midwest Tour in 2011. Local driver, Matt Tift and his mentor, Tim Schendel, led the field to the green. Jason Weinkauf took the lead on lap 14 over Tim Schendel and kept his margin over second place by over two car lengths the entire night. Minnesota driver, Nick Murgic powered his way into second and began closing in on Weinkauf.
Andrew Morrissey and Jacob Goede battled it out lap after lap for the fifth spot as Jacob Goede was right on their bumper. As the field began to settle in, fifth through tenth were nose to tail. Murgic continued to close in on Weinkauf as the two closed in on lapped traffic.
Tim Schendel found himself all alone in the fourth spot without any pressure. At the halfway point Weinkauf held his lead over Murgic, Tift, Schendel and Morrissey.
Skylar Holzhausen had a good run moving around Jonathan Eilen for the ninth spot halfway through the race. He quickly closed in on Jacob Goede as fourth threw tenth continued run nose to tail.
With twenty laps to go, Murgic closed in within two car lengths but lapped traffic kept him at bay.
Jason Weinkauf was the second local driver in a row in the ASA Midwest Tour to take home a victory. Murgic, Schendel, Morrissey, and Sauter rounded out the top five.
"This isn't my own car, but my brother said, you're going to run this car at Marshfield," said an emotional Weinkauf from victory lane. Jason could not thank Jay VanderGeest for all he has done for him and his brother Chris.
All of the ASA Midwest Tour drivers and teams will be headed to Elko Speedway next Friday and Saturday for the GrandStay Summer Clash racing for $10,000 to win!
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ASA KWIK TRIP MIDWEST TOUR PRESENTED BY ECHO OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT & GRANDSTAY® HOSPITALITY
2011 SEASON - EVENT 6 of 13
MARSHFIELD MOTOR SPEEDWAY - MARSHFIELD, WISCONSIN
SATURDAY, JULY 2nd, 2011
# Driver Name Hometown
1 - 76 - Jason Weinkauf - Merrill, WI
2 - 12 - Nick Murgic (TS) - Rosemount, MN
3 - 21 - Tim Schendel (TS) - Sparta, WI
4 - 39 - Andrew Morrissey (TS) - DeForest, WI
5 - 5 - Travis Sauter - Necedah, WI
6 - 72 - Jacob Goede (TS) - Carver, MN
7 - 77E - Jonathan Eilen (TS) - Hampton, MN
8 - 78 - Skylar Holzhausen (R) - Bangor, WI
9 - 89 - Matt Tift - Hinckley, OH
10 - 66 - Steve Carlson (TS) - West Salem, WI
11 - 58 - Cardell Potter - Camp Douglas, WI
12 - 52 - Chris Wimmer (TS) - Wausau, WI
13 - 64 - Griffin McGrath (TS) - Cedar Rapids, IA
14 - 25K - Ross Kenseth (TS) - Spring Valley, IL
15 - 29 - Ronnie Rihn - Cottage Grove, WI
16 - 75W - Chris Weinkauf (TS) - Merrill, WI
17 - 87 - Nathan Haseleu (TS) - Marshall, Wi
18 - 25S - Jeff Storm (TS) - Waterford, WI
19 - 77K - Kris Kelly - Norway, MI
20 - 22P - Nick Panitzke (TS) - Sauk Centre, MN
21 - 2 - Michael Bilderback (TS) - South Beloit, IL
22 - 15 - Dean LaPointe - Marshfield, WI
23 - 63 - Gary LaMonte - West Allis, WI
24 - 14 - Eugene Gregorich Jr. - Kewaunee, IL
25 - 70 - Neil Knoblock - Wausau, WI
26 - 97H - Steve Holzhausen - Nekoosa, WI
Lap Leaders: #21 Tim Schendel (1-5); #89 Matt Tift (6-13); #23 Jason Weinkauf (14-100)
ECHO Quick Cut Qualifier presented by VDL and B&B Racing Engines: Jacob Goede
Hedman Husler Hedders Husler Zone (Winners Circle): 1) 76 Jason Weinkauf; 2) 12 Nick Murgic (TS); 3) 21 Tim Schendel (TS)
Hedman Husler Hedders Hard Charger presented by Tesar Engineering: 25S Jeff Storm (+8)
Provisional Starters: 25S Jeff Storm (TS) (ASAMT); 15 Dean LaPointe (TRACK); 75T Joel Theisen (R) (ASAMT)
Next Race: GrandStay® Summer Clash 250L, Friday & Saturday, July 8th & 9th at Elko Speedway in Elko, Minnesota
Rookie of the Year Points: 1) 78 Skylar Holzhausen (R) 782; 2) 75T Joel Theisen (R) 706; 3) 33 Jeff Cannon (R) 496
Championship Points: 1) 39 Andrew Morrissey (TS) 919; 2) 25K Ross Kenseth (TS) 901; 3) 21 Tim Schendel (TS) 867; 4) 72 Jacob Goede (TS) 862; 5) 12 Nick Murgic (TS) 829; 6) 87 Nathan Haseleu (TS) 820; 7) 64 Griffin McGrath (TS) 819; 8) 52 Chris Wimmer (TS) 811; 9) 77E Jonathan Eilen (TS) 803; 10) 66 Steve Carlson (TS) 797