Wilmot Raceway Prepares for Wayne Daun / Al & Marie Winker Memorial Race!
Wilmot, WI, May 18, 2013 – At last! The 2013 racing season got underway at Wilmot Raceway. Like many tracks in the upper Midwest weather has played a factor in opening season action at the third-mile clay oval located on the Kenosha County Fairgrounds. Tonight however fans got to enjoy the start of the 2013 racing season in style as the raceway presented its 2013 season opening event. In Modified action it was 2011 Wilmot Raceway champion Chris Carlson who worked his way to the front of the pack and then held off the challenges of Cameron Kuxhouse to pickup the win. Earlier in the night Carlson also collected his heat race victory giving him a sweep of the program. The main event itself would see mechanical gremlins eliminate over half the field before the checkered flag fell. While Carlson celebrated in victory lane, second place was contested between Cameron and his father Scott Kuxhouse. In this case youth overcame experience with Cameron besting his father Scott for runner-up honors. Jason Hyerdall would reach this finish line in fourth followed by Jimmy Morrison who earlier won his heat race completing the top five finishers. In open-wheeled action the mini-sprints presented plenty of wing to wing wheel to wheel competition. In the main event Tim Brannam would place himself in victory lane after stating the feature race in the third spot. Brannam wasted little time getting to the front of the pack and spent the majority of the contest fending off the challenges of 2012 division champion Nick Petska. Petska didn’t quite have the speed to find a way by Brannam and had to settle for second place honors this evening. Kyle Koch would finish third while Scott Johnson and Mark Heinart came from deep in the field to complete the top five finishers. Fans of a little fender rubbing action were not disappointed as the Street Stocks traded a little paint during their main event. Charles Pinkalla spent the majority of the race dueling with 2011 division titleholder Pat Rossman as the pair fought for the lead. Pinkalla would come out on top of the battle to collect the win with Rossman having to settle for second. Last season’s champ Rob Maule would finish third ahead of Vincey Heywood and Jason Condrad who completed the top five. The 4 cylinders presented a pair of feature winners in their main event with defending champ Joe Summers for winning Pro 4 feature chase to the finish line by Neils Kruse and Erik Grosch. While Vince Heywood outran Jason Jones and Rob Ehlenburg to take the Bandit main. Wilmot Raceway now prepares for its first special event of the 2013 racing season as the 900 horsepower winged 410 sprints of the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints make the first of five appearances at the track this season. The show will feature the Wayne Daun / Al and Marie Winkler Memorial race. Last season Balog established a new track record during the event turning in a lap of 12.609 Seconds on the third-mile clay oval. The main event was captured by 2011 track champion Tommy Sexton who was able to fend off last year’s title winner Mike Kertscher. All three drivers are expected to be in attendance for the show this coming Saturday Night May 25th. A field of over 30 sprint cars are expected for the show which will also feature a full program for Street Stocks and Mini-Sprints. The grandstands will open at 5:00pm and fans are encouraged to arrive early to get their favorite seat for this show. Racing is set to start at 6:45pm. Adult admission is $20 and members of the military with an active ID receive a discount of $5. Young fans ages 8 through 11 are admitted for $10 and children 7 and under are admitted FREE. The Kenosha County Fairgrounds where the track resides is located just north of the intersection of county roads C and W in Wilmot, WI. Wilmot is located just 8 miles west of I-43 taking county highway C which is exit 345. For those seeking additional information please check out the track website at or call the track on race day at 262-862-2090.

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