WILMOT RACEWAY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BY MICHAEL H. BABICZ SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2016
262-206-5465 FOR INFORMATION
(Wilmot, Wis., Saturday, May 28, 2016)–Heavy thunderstorms rolled into the Wilmot Raceway just as the final preliminary event took the checkered flag bringing to a preliminary halt the Memorial Day Weekend Saturday Night Thunder race program on Saturday, May 28.
Since the preliminary heat races and the modified “B” main were concluded, the race program is considered complete and rain checks will not be valid. Drivers on hand do receive equal points and money for the feature events which were not run.
Winged sprint heats were won by Dennis Spitz of Lewisburg, Kentucky, a longtime veteran at Wilmot; and Matt Vandervere of Zion, Illinois.
The Meyers Service Wisconsin Wingless Sprints presented by the IRA heat wins went to fast qualifier Todd Lehr of Genoa City and Mike Sullivan of Burlington.
The modified heats were won by first year driver Rob Maule of Hebron, Illinois; Nick Simons of Genoa City and his brother, Mike Simons II also of Genoa City.
The “B Main was won by Steve Mueller of Eagle as the heavy clouds rolled in along with the lightening. Finishing behind Mueller and earning a spot in the feature lineup were Brad McGuire of New Berlin who was second, Tony Izzo of Capron, Illinois third and Scott Barnharst of Franklin fourth.
The street stocks debut saw heat race wins go to defending champion Pat Rossmann of Wadsworth, Illinois and past champion Charlie Pinkalla of Racine.
The Bandit 4-cylinder stock car heats were won by Allen Maher Jr. of Menomonee Falls and Sueter Bennett of Franksville.
Wilmot Raceway, a 3/8 mile banked clay oval located on the Kenosha County Fairgrounds, resumes action on Saturday, June 4 with the Meyers Service Wisconsin Wingless Sprints presented by the IRA, modifieds, Wisconsin-Illinois mini-sprints, street stocks and Bandit 4-cylinder stock cars. Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m. with racing at 6:45 p.m. Grandstand admission is $12.00 for adults ages 12 and older; $5.00 for ages 7-11, with youngsters ages 6 and under admitted free.
For the latest updates check the Raceway web site at www.wilmotraceway.com, the track’s Facebook page or phone 262-862-2090.
SUMMARY – WILMOT RACEWAY, SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2016
WINGED OUTLAW SPRINTS: HEAT WINNERS: Dennis Spitz, Lewisburg, Kentucky; Matt Vandervere, Zion, Illinois.
MEYERS SERVICE WISCONSIN WINGLESS SPRINTS: HEAT WINNERS: Todd Lehr, Genoa City; Mike Sullivan, Burlington.
FAST QUALIFIER: Lehr(:15.986 seconds).
MODIFIEDS: 12-LAP “B” MAIN: 1. Steve Mueller, Eagle; 2. Brad McGuire, New Berlin; 3. Tony Izzo, Capron, IL; 4. Scott Barnharst, Franklin; 5. Scott Crowbridge, Burlington; 6. Danny Walter, Burlington; 7. Jack Williams, Rockford, IL; 8. Jason Wirth, Elkhorn; 9. Terry Hilgendorf, McHenry, IL; 10. Jim Cadd, Brookfield.
STREET STOCKS: HEAT WINNERS: Pat Rossmann, Wadsworth, IL; Charlie Pinkalla, Racine.
BANDIT 4-CYLINDER STOCK CARS: Allen Maher Jr., Menomonee Falls; Suetter Bennett, Franksville.