2019 Marshfield Motor Speedway Schedule

WEINFURTER, MORRISSEY, WIN IN CWRA STARS TO LEGENDS TOUR ACTION AT MARSHFIELD SPEEDWAY

MARSHFIELD, WI - Two familiar names in racing circles, Jeff Weinfurter, Wis. Rapids, WI., and Andrew Morrissey, Deerfield, WI., were the big winners in CWRA Stars to Legends Tour, as presented by Smiley's Old Time Diner competition Saturday night, at Marshfield Motor Speedway, Marshfield, WI. Both drivers, were victorious for the first time on Tour this year, taking wins in the two 30 lap Feature races.

Joey Pontbriand,  Norway,  MI., and Derrick Van Dreel, Kellner, WI., paced the field from their front row starting spots in the 1st 30 lap main, with Pontbriand edging in front. Van Dreel kept the pressure on however, taking the lead from Pontbriand on lap 5.

The two had to contend with Weinfurter who was quickly moving to the front and up to 3rd. In the blink of an eye, Weinfurter swooped by the leading duo grabbing the top spot on lap 11. Weinfurter stretched his lead and although a caution for a spin slowed action, was able to hold off the field the last 4 laps and take the win. Morrissey, who had started deep in the field moved into 2nd position with two laps to go, but that was as far as he would get,  placing  2nd at  the checkered  flag.  Van Dreel  in his  best run of the  season placed   3rd,   and   was   followed   by   Darek   Gress,   Neillsville,  WI.,   Darren   Jackson,  Wis. Rapids, WI., and Paul Paine, Mound, MN.

The 2nd 30 lap Feature started with Mike Sievers, Wis. Rapids, WI., and Hunter Stenson, Wis. Dells, WI., leading the way. Sievers broke free and assumed the lead on lap 3. Jesse Pokszyk, Friendship, Wis., in his first Tour start of the year was moving up fast, grabbing the top spot on lap 6. A caution for a pair of spins slowed action, but when the green  flag  waved  it  was  once  again   Pokszyk   out  front.

The  field   was   tightly  bunched behind   Pokszyk,   but   Chad   Butz,   Green   Bay,   WI.,   broke   free   and   took   over   the   2nd position.   He   made   short   work   of  Pokszyk,   taking   the   lead   on   lap   10.  Butz   built   up   a substantial lead, but a couple more cautions, including one that found Darren Jackson on his roof, slowed action allowing Morrissey to move into the 2nd position from well back in the field. Butz continued in front, but the Morrissey challenge proved to be too much as he motored in front with 5 laps left in the race. That's how they would finish, with Morrissey taking the win followed by Butz, Weinfurter, Frank Nitzke, Berlin, WI., Mark Mackesy, Wausau, WI., and Darek Gress, the top 6.    

A field of 30 CWRA Stars to Legends Tour Late Models participated in the nights action in front of a sizeable crowd at the Marshfield Speed plant.

Next   action   for   the   CWRA   Tour   will   be   the  Albert   Getzloff   Memorial   race, Friday, June 14th, at the Golden Sands Speedway, Plover, WI.

SUMMARY

30 lap Feature one     

 1. Jeff Weinfurter, Wis. Rapids, WI., 2. Andrew Morrissey, Deerfield, WI., 3. Derrick Van Dreel, Kellner, WI., 4. Darek Gress, Neillsville, WI., 5. Darren Jackson, Wis. Rapids, WI., 6. Paul Paine, Mound, MN., 7. Mark Mackesy, Wausau, WI., 8. Joey Pontbriand, Norway, MI., 9. Travis Volm, Mosinee, WI., 10. Nick Roehl, Fond Du Lac, WI., 11. Harley Jankowski, Sparta, WI., 12. Chad Butz, Green Bay, WI., 13. Frank Nitzke, Berlin, WI., 14. Dillon Mackesy, Wausau, WI., 15. Mitch Stankowski, Wausau, WI., 16. Putch Bentley, Iron River, MI., 17. Rachel Kallas, Winneconne, WI., 18. Jesse Pokszyk, Friendship, WI., 19. Brett Breitenfeldt, Wausau, WI., 20. Hunter Stenson, Wis. Dells, WI., 21. Mike Sievers, Wis. Rapids, WI., 22. Curt Tillman, Rockton, IL., 23.Greg Back, Ringle, WI.,24. Tod Stenson, Wis. Dells, WI., 25. Rob Christen, Holmen, WI., 26. Chad Devine, Appleton, WI., 27. Greg Matthews, Wis. Rapids, WI., 28. Monte Gress, Neillsville, WI., 29. Mike Reichenberger, Appleton, WI., 30. Alyssa Larson, Green Bay,

30 Lap Feature two    

1. Morrissey, 2. Butz, 3. Weinfurter, 4. Nitzke, 5. M. Mackesy, 6. D. Gress, 7. Pokszyk, 8. D. Mackesy, 9. Roehl, 10. Jankowski, 11. Paine, 12. Volm, 13. H. Stenson, 14. Bentley, 15. Reichenberger, 16. Back, 17. Sievers, 18. Kallas, 19. Christen, 20. T. Stenson, 21. Matthews, 22. Devine, 23. Tillman, 24. Jackson, 25. M. Gress, 26. Breitenfeldt, 27. Pontbriand, 28. Van Dreel, 29. Larson, 30. Stankowski, DNS.