Point Chases Underway at Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway!
Oshkosh, WI, May 30, 2013 – If at first you don’t succeed … try try again! Dan Kelly Plumbing Services one of Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway’s newest sponsors will have its second opportunity to present a racing program this Friday Night May 31st having lost it’s original schedules race date to rain. The local master plumber stepped forward this season to sponsor not only a race night at Oshkosh Speedzone but Dan Kelly Plumbing also sponsors one of the most unique motorsports marketing ideas… “The Lucky Crapper”.
The Dan Kelly Plumbing “Lucky Crapper” is a non-functional toilet used to collect surveys, business cards and prize drawing registrations. It is located next to the Panske Enterprises photo and apparel booth under the grandstand. Last week the first of four marketing surveys were done and a prize drawing was held for a ticket giveaway.
Additionally any business can drop their business card in the Lucky Crapper and have their business name announced over the public address system. Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway wishes to thank Dan Kelly Plumbing for their support in 2013 and we hope you will choose Dan for all your plumbing needs.
The 2013 season at Oshkosh Speedzone is well underway and the point battles are beginning to take shape in all the five weekly divisions. Once again “Wisconsin’s Modified Action Track” is showcasing a very close point chase. Marcus Yarie has used consistency to place himself atop the season point battle in the Automotive Supply Company IMCA Modified division. He currently leads division rookie Troy Jerovetz by three points. Jerovetz is no stranger to success at the Speedzone having captured the Sport Modified title last season. Eddie Muenster who has multiple championships at area tracks had already collected a feature win this season and sits third in the current point standings five markers out of the lead. There is currently a tie for fourth in the rankings between young charger Johnny Whitman and opening night feature winner Sean Jerovetz. Currently 57 different drivers have earned points in the first three nights of racing action.
The Hansel Trucking IMCA Northern Sport Modifieds have continued to see amazing growth since introduced as a weekly division at the start of the 2011 racing season. Climbing from a dozen to an average of newly 30 cars per night the class is a mix of veteran racers and drivers just entering the sport. In the past two years more “rookie” drivers have entered the sport modified class at Oshkosh Speedzone than any other division.
Currently veteran racer Todd Wiese is setting the pace in the point battle with 108 markers. Jon Schultz a graduate of the Street Stock division is second in the current standings with 104. Kevin Bethke who finned runner-up in the standings during the inaugural season for the class sits third with 99 points followed by J.J. Anderson with 98. Fifth in the current standings is one of Oshkosh Speedzone’s top female racers Kelsy Hayes who captured her first career feature win a couple weeks ago. She is tied with Steve Schneider the division’s leading rookie candidate and a graduate of the Grand National division. Both drivers have 88 points. 47 different drivers have participated in the division this season so far.
The Grand National division has no clear cut leader at the moment as the top five drivers are all within 10 points of one another. Currently Jeff Richards is showing the way with a three point advantage over Terry Van Roy. Tim Reichenberger is also in the thick of the mix already having a feature win to his name and veteran racer Larry Richards who has been racing some 40 years finds himself in the top five as well. Defending division champion Brian Henry has clawed into the top five in the standings thanks to his feature win last week after a slow start to the 2013 racing season.
The Total Power Sales Street Stocks find former champion Jerry Kope leading the way by 10 points over defending division title holder Richard Garb. The pair are threatening to pull away from the pack as third place Jon Ashcraft finds himself 25 markers back. Fourth in the current standings is a three way tie between Jeff Wicinsky, Dan Knaus and 2011 track champion Jeff Jungwirth.
Ellington Mutual Insurance stepped up as the division sponsor of the Dirt Devil division in 2013 and the class has seen a fair bit of growth presenting the largest field of cars in years. Kasey Gross finds himself atop the division standings over last year’s point runner-up Mike Montie. Both Gross and Montie have wins to their name in 2013. Third place is two time and defending champion Jason Fairbank who has a couple point advantage on Ralph Liegeois Jr. who had won titles are other area tracks. Patrick Klawitter rounds out the current top five point earners.
Racing action is set to get underway this Friday evening at 7:00pm with a full program of heats, consolations and feature events. Over 120 cars are expected to participate in the program with over 60 modifieds between the two IMCA sanctioned mod classes.
Adult admission is just $10, with student pricing admission only $5 for young fans ages 11 through 15. Children 10 and under are admitted FREE with a paid adult admission.
Fans are encouraged to seek out the track website at www.oshkoshspeedzone.net to download a copy of the exciting 2013 racing schedule and plan your family outing at the races.
When visiting the website fans are also encouraged to sign-up for the free track newsletter which features weekly updates throughout the season along with photos, videos, interviews and more. Oshkosh Speedzone can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thespeedzone
Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway is a 1/3 mile semi-banked clay oval located at the Sunnyview Expo Center which resides near the intersection of Highways 76 and County Trunk Y in Oshkosh.
This article was posted to the website on May 30th, 2013