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posted June 25, 2001 02:48 AM
Melis Wins EWSC Super Mod Action
by Sheila Karstaedt
June 23, 2001
Tim Melis, Plymouth, captured the checkered flag, with a pass on lap 32, in the 35 lap A-Main feature event. The
night of racing was sponsored by Coca-Cola.
When the green flag dropped, Melis, Milwaukee's Pete Ostrowski, and Butch Hafemann, Campbellsport, got together
between turns 1 and 2, bringing out the yellow. After getting the mishap cleaned up and the field back in their starting
positions, the green flag fell again. Fred Clatt, Sheboygan Falls, took the early lead from the pole, and on lap 4, the
caution came out for an infield tire that was pushed out on to the track. The restart saw Clatt, Whitelaw's Chuck Tuschl,
Robert Enders, Campbellsport, and Ostrowski vying for the lead.
By lap 11, Ostrowski was reeling Clatt in and on lap 13, they were running wheel to wheel. Ostrowski took over the
lead on lap 14.
Lap 15 saw West Bend's Paul Pokorski, who flipped in his heat race and had to transfer through the B-Main, closing
in on the leaders.
Melis was chasing Ostrowski for the lead, but Ostrowski would not relinquish it easily. Melis would make his move
on lap 32 and take home the checkered flag. Following Melis to the stripe was Ostrowski, Pokorski, Clatt, Gary Laack,
Glenbeulah, Manitowoc's Kris Hansen, Billy Hafemann, Cedar Grove, and Tuschl.
Fast time was claimed by Cedar Grove's Ben Schmidt and Pokorski took home the honors of the Tuschl Septic
Systems Hard Charger Award.
The 15 lap B-Main saw Hansen clinch the victory from the pole. The cars of John Schraufnagel, Lomira, and
Plymouth's Bob Brion got together on lap 2. Hansen set the pace on the restart with the caution flag flying again on
lap 9 for an infield tire on the track.
Getting the field back under way, Hansen led the pack across the finish line, followed by Matt VanWyk, Waldo, Billy
Hafemann, Pokorski, and West Bend's Tony Wondra.
The 30 lap Limited Late Model feature was a race marred with many cautions. Jim Schmidt, Cleveland, took the
lead from the start, with the cars of Glenbeulah's Howie Weiss and Mark Zimmermann, Kohler, getting together on
lap 4. The restart saw Oostburg's JJ Walvoord, John Scharenbroch, Sheboygan Falls, and Sheboygan's Dave Herr get
together. Chasing Schmidt on the restart was Steve Ziegelbauer, Sheboygan, Dan Dippel, Plymouth, Sheboygan's
Dingel Bros., and Charlie Schmidt, Cedar Grove.
The field was slowed down once again on lap 5 for an accident involving Kewaskum's Chad Espen, Charlie Schmidt,
Zimmermann, Brian Kessler, Plymouth, and Herr. Jim Schmidt would hold on to the lead on the restart with Dippel
passing Ziegelbauer for second.
Campbellsport's Rick Thompson would come to rest on the track bringing out the caution on lap 15. Schmidt again
would set the pace on the restart and go the distance to the finish. Following Schmidt was Ziegelbauer, Scharenbroch,
Kessler, Tim Carmen, Sheboygan Falls, Dippel, Thompson, and Sheboygan's Keith Borth.
Fast time and the Bob Akright Memorial Hard Charger Award were both claimed by Kessler.
Matt Yancy, Sheboygan Falls, would win the Limited Late Model semi-feature from the pole, followed by Plymouth's
Scott Haugstad, Dave Schaetzer, Sheboygan Falls, Oostburg's Nate Winkel, and Nate Ruh, Elkhart Lake.
Bradley Ruh, Elkhart Lake, would take the lead in the Super Stock feature. By lap 12, Oostburg's Luke Scholten was
putting pressure on Ruh for the lead. Lap 14 saw Ruh and Scholten running door to door with a caution on Lap 16 for
an infield tire. The restart saw Ruh hold on to the lead followed by Scholten, Ben Schmidt, Plymouth, Newton's Mike
Plate, and Brian Gilles, Plymouth.
With Ruh and Schmidt racing side by side for the lead, Gilles was closing in on them. On lap 20,
Gilles took over the lead and went on to win being followed by Schmidt, Brian Genske, Sheboygan Falls, Ruh,
Plymouth's Brian Kaat, Todd Jensema, Sheboygan Falls, Scholten, and Cleveland's Steve Schad.
Fast time was set by Doug Teunissen for the second week in a row and the WHBL Hard Charger Award was claimed
The Super Stock Semi-feature was clinched by Josh Gierke, Kiel, followed by Sheboygan's Jeff Leonhard, Bob
Albinger, Belgium, Sheboygan's Brian Goetsch, and Kyle Odekirk, Plymouth.
The Mighty 4's saw 8 cars take to the track. Rich Miske, Belgium, kept his winning streak going by crossing the line
first. He was chased to the line by Roger Borth, Plymouth's Eric Mueller, Duane Dippel, Plymouth, and Sheboygan's
There was also two Winged Super Modified Mechanics races. The first heat was won by Lester Erickson, driving the
#19 car of Dave Becker, and the second heat was won by Ben Schmidt, driving the #5 car of Chuck Geiger.
Sandi Deicher, Plymouth, was crowned the new Miss EWSC at intermission. Sandi is the daughter of Judy and Dave
Deicher (driver of the #26 Super Winged Modified).
The EWSC Limited Late Models will travel to Chilton on Friday, June 29, for a points show.
EWSC Super Stocks will be running a points show on Sat., June 30, with the World of Outlaws Gumout Series.
On Tues., July 3, EWSC will be taking the entire show on the road and traveling to Manitowoc Expo. This will be
the first time this year that EWSC will race in Manitowoc. The Mighty 4's will see Manitowoc's track for the first time
ever. Pit gates open at 3:00, admission gates open at 5:00 and racing begins at 7:00. Slated on the agenda for July 3 is
Autograph Night. Everyone is invited in the pits after the races to get their favorite drivers autograph.
EWSC will resume their full show of racing at the Sheboygan County Fair Park on Sat., July 7. This will be the
mid-season championships sponsored by Sheboygan Chevrolet. All features will be extended 10 laps.