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posted May 05, 2002 04:33 PM
Melis Monopolizes Opening Night EWSC Mod Action,
Schmidt Doesn't Miss a Beat in Limited Late Action!
By Sheila Karstaedt
May 4, 2002; Plymouth, WI - Tim Melis, Plymouth, won the EWSC Miller Light Season Opener 30-lap A-Main at
the Sheboygan County Fair Park, sponsored by Sheboygan Beverage.
Glenbeulah's Gary Laack took the lead from the pole until lap 3 when Barry Maas, Cascade, took over
control. By lap 15, Maas was trying to weave his way through lapped traffic when Laack went by him to take
back the lead. While Laack and Maas were racing their way through the traffic, Melis was easily making his
way through the traffic and took over the reigns on lap 19.
The field saw the first and only caution of the race when the ride of West Bend's Paul Pokorski, who was
running in 4th and closing in on the leaders, came to a halt in turn 3. Pokorski retired to the pits with
mechanical problems and would not return to the track. On the restart it was Melis, Laack, Maas, Butch
Hafemann, Campbellsport, and Kiel's Billy Kreutz. Melis would lead them all to the line and claim the first
A-Main checkered flag of the 2002 season. Trailing Melis across the line was Laack, Hafemann, Kreutz,
and KenJay Fiedler, Sheboygan Falls.
The 15 lap Winged Super Modified B-Main saw Milwaukee's Leroy Ostrowski take the lead and go flag to
flag to take the win. Following Ostrowski to the line was Billy Hafemann, Cedar Grove, Campbellsport's
Robert Enders, Dave Deicher, Plymouth, and Plymouth's Tim McMullen.
Fast time was claimed by Fiedler with a lap of 13.988 seconds.
In Limited Late Model Action, the 2001 track champion, Cedar Grove's Charlie Schmidt, found his way
to winners circle following the feature event.
Henry Dickmann, Sheboygan, took control from the outside pole position. By lap 5, he was encountering
lapped traffic. On lap 11, Dickmann was off the pace and would go in to the pits for a flat tire handing the lead
over to Sheboygan Falls Richard Hed.
The yellow flag would fly on lap 13 for debris on the track. After track personnel cleaned up the track, Hed
would set the pace in front of Howie Weiss, Glenbeulah, Schmidt, Oostburg's Nate Winkel, and Dave
Schaetzer, Sheboygan Falls. Schmidt got a great start and was running door to door with Hed down the
backstretch after the restart. At the line on lap 14, Schmidt found himself being chased by the rest of the field.
The caution flag would be waved twice again. Once on lap 20 for debris and also on lap 21 for the car of
Sheboygan's Larry Berg that came to rest in turn 1.
Schmidt would lead Hed, Weiss, Winkel, and Tim Carmen, Sheboygan Falls to the stripe on the restart.
Starting in the last row and now reeling in the leaders, Oostburg's JJ Walvoord was on a mission. When the
checkered flag fell, Schmidt crossed the line in front of Hed, Winkel, Walvoord, and Weiss.
Fast time was set by Rick Thompson, Campbellsport.
The Super Stock feature saw Sheboygan's Bob Duncan pull out to an early start. The field was slowed
by the caution flag, on lap 2, for the car of Jeff Leonhard, Sheboygan, that stopped on the track. The restart
saw Duncan, Plymouth's Don Kulow, Jim Bailey, Oostburg, Plymouth's Kyle Odekirk, and Brian Kaat,
Sheboygan's Brian Goetsch spun on lap 6 and brought out the yellow flag. Duncan led the field on the
restart. On lap 12, Duncan spun and relinquished the lead to Kulow. On lap 17, Kulow and Ben Schmidt, Kiel,
were running side by side and Schmidt would take the lead on lap 18. Following Schmidt across the line was
Plymouth's Brian Gilles, Kulow, Luke Scholten, Oostburg, and Sheboygan Falls Brian Genske.
The Super Stock semi-feature saw Chad Ninmer, Sheboygan, take the lead from the pole. Sheboygan's
Tony Ehaney took over control on lap 2 until he bobbled on lap 3 and lost the lead to back to Ninmer.
The cars of Paul Perronne, Plymouth and Plymouth's Adam/Cory Brasser got tangled together in turn 2,
bringing out the caution. On the restart it would be Ninmer, Mike Humphrey, Sheboygan, Elkhart Lake's John
Dirks, Steve Schad, Cleveland, and Sheboygan's Mike TeStroete.
On lap 6, Ninmer spun and collected the car of Humphrey allowing Dirks to take over. After another
caution on lap 12 for the spin of TeStroete, Dirks would claim the win. Following Dirks was Schad, Abe
Meinnert, Elkhart Lake, Perronne, and Sheboygan's Mike Damrow.
Fast time was set by Brian Gilles.
The 15 lap All American Mighty 4's saw 16 cars take to the track. Tim Sauter, Plymouth, took the lead
and by lap 4 was in lapped traffic. The caution flag flew on lap 8 for the car of Tim Anderson, that flipped in
turn 4. Anderson was unhurt. On the restart it was Sauter, Sheboygan Falls Jeremy Sauter, Duane Dippel,
Plymouth, Brian Stern, and Plymouth's Joe Miller/Tyler Elias.
T. Sauter claimed the checkered flag followed by J. Sauter, Dippel, Miller/Elias, and Stern.
Racing resumes at the Sheboygan County Fair Park next Saturday night, May 11 with a complete EWSC
racing program and the MSA 360 Sprint Cars. There will be no qualifying and the races will begin at 6:00 PM.
Adult ticket prices will be $10.00 and the season passes will be honored.
Another special event for May 11. Three lucky Jr. Fan Club Members will receive a free ride in the EWSC
pace car and one lucky Jr. Fan Club Member will assist the flagman in flagging the Mod. B-Main. Young
racing fans age 12 and under can sign up under the grandstand for the Jr. Fan Club. You receive a t-shirt and
many free prizes throughout the racing season. Along with all of that...you get into the races free.
Winged Super Modifieds
30 Lap A-Main: 1. Tim Melis, Plymouth 2. Gary Laack, Glenbeulah 3. Butch Hafemann, Campbellsport 4. Billy Kreutz, Kiel
5. KenJay Fieldler, Sheboygan Falls 6. Barry Maas, Cascade 7. Tim McMullen, Plymouth 8. Leroy Ostrowski, Milwaukee
9. Frank Geiger, Whitelaw 10. Kris Hansen, Manitowoc
15-Lap B-Main: 1. Leroy Ostrowski, Milwaukee 2. Billy Hafemann, Cedar Grove 3. Robert Enders, Campbellsport 4. Dave Deicher, Plymouth 5. Tim McMullen, Plymouth 6. Pete Ostrowski, Milwaukee 7. Matt VanWyk, Sheboygan Falls 8. Tony Wondra, West Bend
10-Lap Heats: First: 1. Kris Hansen, Manitowoc 2. Lee Mohs, Waldo 3. Tom Johnson, Slinger
Second: 1. Gary Laack, Glenbeulah 2. Tim McMullen, Plymouth 3. Matt VanWyk, Sheboygan Falls
Third: 1. Tim Melis, Plymouth 2. Pete Ostrowski, Milwaukee 3. Barry Maas, Cascade
Fourth: 1. Dave Deicher, Plymouth 2. Tony Wondra, West Bend 3. Billy Hafemann, Cedar Grove
Fast Time: KenJay Fiedler, Sheboygan Falls.................13.988 Sec.
Limited Late Models
25 Lap Feature: 1. Charlie Schmidt, Cedar Grove 2. Richard Hed, Sheboygan Falls 3. Nate Winkel, Oostburg 4. JJ Walvoord,
Oostburg 5. Howie Weiss, Glenbeulah 6. Dan Dippel, Plymouth 7. Tim Carmen, Sheboygan Falls 8. Rick Thompson, Campbellsport 9. Mark Zimmermann, Kohler 10. Chad Espen, Kewaskum
10 Lap Heats: First: 1. Mark Zimmermann, Kohler 2. Tim Carmen, Sheboygan Falls 3. JJ Walvoord, Oostburg
Second: 1. Brian Kessler, Plymouth 2. Steve Ziegelbauer, Sheboygan 3. Rick Thompson, Campbellsport
Third: 1. Richard Hed, Sheboygan Falls 2. Charlie Schmidt, Cedar Grove 3. Howie Weiss, Glenbeulah
Fast Time: Rick Thompson, Campbellsport
20 Lap Feature: 1. Ben Schmidt, Kiel 2. Brian Gilles, Plymouth 3. Don Kulow, Plymouth 4. Luke Scholten, Oostburg 5. Brian Genske, Sheboygan Falls 6. Jim Bailey, Oostburg 7. Terry McCoy, Hingham 8. Mark Scholten, Oostburg 9. Kyle Odekirk, Plymouth 10. Jeff Leonhard, Sheboygan
15 Lap Semi-feature: 1. John Dirks, Elkhart Lake 2. Steve Schad, Cleveland 3. Abe Meinnert, Elkhart Lake 4. Paul Perronne, Plymouth 5. Mike Damrow, Sheboygan 6. Robert Diener 7. Scott Landgraf, Sheboygan 8. Mike TeStroete, Sheboygan
10 Lap Heats: First: 1. Don Kulow, Plymouth 2. Brian Kaat, Plymouth 3. Jeff Leonhard, Sheboygan
Second: 1. Bob Duncan, Sheboygan 2. Ben Schmidt, Kiel 3. Doug Teunissen, Sheboygan Falls
Third: 1. John Dirks, Elkhart Lake 2. Steve Schad, Cleveland 3. Paul Perronne, Plymouth
Fourth: 1. Jeremy Bushman, Kiel 2. Tony Ehaney, Sheboygan 3. Adam/Cory Brasser, Plymouth
Fast Time: Brian Gilles, Plymouth
All American Mighty 4's
15 Lap Feature: 1. Tim Sauter, Plymouth 2. Jeremy Sauter, Sheboygan Falls 3. Duane Dippel, Plymouth 4. Joe Miller/Tyler Elias, Plymouth 5. Brian Stern 6. Joel Nyhof, Oostburg 7. Jonathan Dippel, Plymouth 8. Jeremy Goetsch, Sheboygan 9. Randy Ostermann, Jr., Howards Grove 10. Dippel Racing
Eastern Wisconsin Stock Cars
Standings as of: May 4, 2002
Winged Super Modifieds Limited Late Models Super Stocks All-American Mighty - 4's
1 11 Tim Melis 104 81 JJ Walvoord 40 35 Ben Schmidt 95 88 Tim Sauter 77
2 62 Gary Laack 82 22 Charlie Schmidt 39 7 Brian Gilles 87 89 Jeremy Sauter 67
3 95 Kenjay Fiedler 71 69 Rick Thompson 38 95 Don Kulow 74 5 Duane Dippel 59
4 93 Billy Kreutz 70 6 Richard Hed 37 80 Luke Scholten 69 83 Tyler Elias/Joe Miller 54
5 18 Butch Hafemann 65 85 Tim Carmen 35 87 Brian Genske 65 11 Brian Stern 49
6 98 Tim McMullen 57 8 Dan Dippel 34 14 Terry McCoy 55 69 Joel Nyhof 44
7 22 Barry Maas 52 52 Mark Zimmermann 31 0 Mark Scholten 49 18 Johnathan Dippel 39
8 26 Dave Deicher 48 11 Howie Weiss 29 89 Jim Bailey 49 23 Jeremy Goetsch 34
9 7 Leroy Ostrowski 45 18 Nathan Winkel 28 98 John Dirks 37 13 Randy Ostermann 30
10 97 Tony Wondra 42 88 Steve Ziegelbauer 26 37 Jeff Leonhard 35 15 Dippel Racing 27
11 2 Billy Hafemann 38 72 Chad Espen 24 6 Bob Duncan 34 22 Jamie Gauger 25
12 4 Paul Pokorski 38 38 Scott Haugstad 23 48 Doug Teunissen 31 3 Tim Zorn 23
13 55 Brian Portschy 35 57 John Scharenbroch 23 85 Stephen Schad 31 93 Brion Racing 21
14 1 Pete Ostrowski 33 79 Jim Schmidt 22 21 Kyle Odekirk 30 29 Christopher Seehaver 19
15 42 Matt VanWyk 32 65 Keith Borth 20 15 Brian Kaat 29 12 Tim Anderson 18
16 83 Frank Geiger 32 16 Brian Kessler 14 84 Bradley Ruh 29 71 Tammy Dickmann 17
17 3 Robert Enders 30 24 Dave Schaetzer 14 3 Dean Horneck 28
18 99 Chuck Tuschl 30 67 Melissa Singer 13 12 Brian Goetsch 27
19 8 Kris Hansen 28 3 Larry Berg 11 67 Josh Gierke 25
20 28 Ben Schmidt 26 71 Henry Dickmann 10 42 Jeremy Bushman 22
21 9 Lee Mohs 23 89 Todd Jensema 4 47 Paul Perronne 22
22 88 Tom Johnson 23 8 Abe Meinnert 21
23 68 Craig Perko 22 27 Tony Ehaney 19
24 20 Robert Lublow 14 9 Tony Miller 18
25 15 Jon Schraufnagel 13 81 Mike TeStroete 15
26 16 Tim Anderson 10 26 Adam/Cory Brasser 14
27 5 Chad Kistner 9 63 Scott Landgraf 14
28 71 Robert Diener 14
29 2 Dale/Mike Damrow 13
30 72 Mike Humphrey 11
31 74 Chad Ninmer 8
32 58 Dave Holm 6
33 82 Mark Vranak 5
34 59 Dan Holm 4