Midwest Sprintcar Powercom Park report 2002-08-17

Saturday, August 17, 2002 - by Barry Arbogast and Jay Ohman Beaver Dam, WI - Halfway through the Midwest Sprintcar Association Feature, Troy Wondra slipped by Todd Lehr to collect his first A-Main checker of the season. Points leader K.J. Skelton...

Saturday, August 17, 2002 - by Barry Arbogast and Jay Ohman Beaver Dam, WI - Halfway through the Midwest Sprintcar Association Feature, Troy Wondra slipped by Todd Lehr to collect his first A-Main checker of the season. Points leader K.J. Skelton improved his margin in the season points chase over Troy Hepfner.

With drop of the green in the MSA Feature, Joe Wipperfurth darted out from the front row with Danny Schlafer and Todd Lehr in tow. With a lap in the books, Lehr made a breath taking pass diving under both Wipperfurth and Danny Schlafer for the lead.

With the field pounding hard through the rutted conditions, the front left tire of Danny Schlafer broke off and went bouncing up to the turn 3 wall, eventually bouncing off several of the cars slowing for the caution and at one point lodging itself on top of the hood of Frank Firari.

With the return to action, Lehr rocketed away from the field with Wondra keeping within reach. Lehr's lead was erased after a tenth lap yellow, with Wondra still running second and Dean Erfurth had worked his way up to third.

Lehr again took off with the return to green, but this time with Wondra and Erfurth in tow, three laps later Lehr's car went sideways on him giving Wondra the opportunity he was waiting for. Wondra would be challenged several times by Lehr, but Lehr was unable to get his car to stick as Wondra would go on to notch his first Feature win of the season and marking his third in as many seasons with the MSA.

Lehr settled for the second spot and Erfurth would place third. Skelton had worked his way up to finish second, and Jerry Ski picked up the KSE Hard Charger title advancing fifteen spots to finish fifth. Tim Haddy advanced to finish sixth and Keith Olejnik slipped to finish seventh. Joe Wipperfruth, Al Schlafer and Paul Geib rounded out the top ten finishers.

The first of two Triton Trailers B-Mains, was green to checker Michael Emme, Paul Geib followed in second and Andy Hunt capped the top three transferring to the Feature. In the second B-Main, Kurt Davis worked past Jerry Ski for the win with Lance Fassbender holding off Troy Hepfner for the final transfer spot.

The Hepfner Race Products first heat was all J.J. Stefan, Wipperfurth followed in second. In the second heat sponsored by JB Enterprises Dean Erfurth made a last lap pass on Al Schlafer for the win.

In the MPD third heat Danny Schlafer worked by K.J. Skelton for the win. David O'Neal led green to checker in the B & B Oval Track Products sponsored fourth heat, Doug Schenck followed in second. The Wisconsin PC Fast Time Award went to Doug Schenck with a fast lap of 13.469.

This coming week, the MSA appears in a first ever week night show at Powercom Speedzone at Oskosh, the next week Saturday the MSA returns to The Raceway at Powercom Park in Beaver Dam. For all of the latest standings, results, pictures and more, visit the MSA website at www.msasprints.com.

Midwest Sprintcar Association - Results for Aug 17, 2002

Feature -- 1. Troy Wondra, Lomira, WI; 2. Todd Lehr, Twin Lakes, WI; 3. Dean Erfurth, Oregon, WI; 4. K. J. Skelton, Cascade, WI; 5. Jerry Ski, Milwaukee, WI; 6. Tim Haddy, Lomira, WI; 7. Keith Olejnik, Sun Prarie, WI; 8. Joe Wipperfurth, Sun Prarie, WI; 9. Al Schlafer, Sussex, WI; 10. Paul Geib, Cascade, WI; 11. Lance Fassbender, Rubicon, WI; 12. J.J. Stefan, Hartford, WI; 13. Frank Firari, Lowell, WI; 14. Doug Schenck, Madison, WI; 15. Andy Hunt, Randolph, WI; 16. Kurt Davis, West Allis, WI; 17. Michael Emme, Manitowoc, WI; 18. Mark Wernes Jr., West Allis, WI; 19. Chris Wiser, Sussex, WI; 20. David O'Neal, Greenfield, WI; 21. Dan Uttech, Kenosha, WI; 22. Danny Schlafer, Sussex, WI.

B-Main -- First: 1. Emme; 2. Geib; 3. Hunt; 4. T.J. Luedke, Plymouth, WI; 5. John Fahl, Milwaukee, WI; 6. Bill Taylor, Cascade, WI; 7. Joe Palmisano, Neosho, WI; 8. Aaron Schipper, Cascade, WI; 9. Joe Pantely, Beaver Dam, WI; 10. Buzz Beverly, Crest Hill, IL; DNS Jeremie Hedrick, Shawano, WI; Second: 1. Davis; 2. Ski; 3. Fassbender; 4. Troy Hepfner, Hartland, WI; 5. Dan Duffield, McHenry, IL; 6. Jim Uttech Sr., Kenosha, WI; 7. John Sauermilch Jr., Sheboygan, WI; 8. Craig Hemmen, New Berlin, WI; 9. Chad Tessman, Jefferson, WI; 10. Rick Buslaff, Campbellsport, WI; 11. Jeff Schmidt, Slinger, WI; DNS Dennis Janus, Greenfield, WI.

Heat Race -- First: 1. Stefan; 2. Wipperfurth; 3. Firari; 4. Dan Uttech; 5. Geib; 6. Fahl; 7. Beverly; 8. Schipper; 9. Hedrick; Second: 1. Erfurth; 2. Al Schlafer; 3. Olejnik; 4. Wernes; 5. Emme; 6. Luedke; 7. Hunt; 8. Taylor; 9. Palmisano; 10. Pantely. Third: 1. Danny Schlafer; 2. Skelton; 3. Haddy; 4. Lehr; 5. Ski; 6. Jim Uttech Sr.; 7. Schmidt; 8. Fassbender; 9. Sauermilch; 10. Hepfner. Fourth: 1. O'Neal; 2. Schenck; 3. Wondra; 4. Wiser; 5. Duffield; 6. Hemmen; 7. Davis; 8. Tessman; 9. Buslaff; 10. Janus.

Time Trials - 1. Schenck, 13.469; 2. Haddy, 13.824; 3. Erfurth, 13.825; 4. Firari, 13.883; 5. Wondra, 13.953; 6. Ski, 14.017; 7. Luedke, 14.044; 8. Dan Uttech, 14.054; 9. Wiser, 14.055; 10. Lehr, 14.057; 11. Wernes, 14.137; 12. Hedrick, 14.181; 13. Davis, 14.181; 14. Danny Schlafer, 14.196; 15. Taylor, 14.201; 16. Wipperfurth, 14.232; 17. Janus, 14.292; 18. Hepfner, 14.298; 19. Olejnik, 14.336; 20. Schipper, 14.363; 21. O'Neal, 14.366; 22. Skelton, 14.371; 23. Al Schlafer, 14.413; 24. Stefan, 14.440; 25. Hemmen, 14.598; 26. Fassbender, 14.625; 27. Hunt, 14.638; 28. Geib, 14.654; 29. Duffield, 14.661; 30. Jim Uttech Sr., 14.669; 31. Palmisano, 14.681; 32. Fahl, 14.759; 33. Buslaff, 14.761; 34. Sauermilch, 14.803; 35. Pantely, 14.907; 36. Beverly, 15.177; 37. Tessman, 15.517; 38. Schmidt, 15.832; 39. Lloyd Dykstra, Waupun, WI, no lap; 40. Emme, no lap.

<pre> Midwest Sprintcar Association Standings as of Aug 17, 2002 1. K. J. Skelton 1585 2. Troy Hepfner 1515 3. Doug Schenck 1381 4. Kurt Davis 1343 5. Frank Firari 1320 6. Danny Schlafer 1312 7. Tim Haddy 1309 8. Lance Fassbender 1256 9. Al Schlafer 1206 10. Joe Wipperfurth 1107 11. Chris Wiser 1089 12. Jerry Ski 1081 13. Dean Erfurth 1075 14. Michael Emme 984 15. Keith Olejnik 978 16. Andy Hunt 968 17. John Sauermilch Jr. 957 18. John Fahl 932 19. Lloyd Dykstra 923 20. Jeremie Hedrick 893 21. T.J. Luedke 886 22. J.J. Stefan 857 23. Bill Taylor 755 24. Troy Wondra 752 25. Todd Lehr 744 26. Paul Geib 681 27. Mark Wernes Jr. 667 28. Chad Tessman 643 Dan Duffield 643 30. Aaron Schipper 560 31. Jay Schneider 558 32. Jeff Schmidt 449 33. Scott Conger 430 34. Dan Uttech 426 35. Joe Pantely 397 36. Jim Uttech Sr. 393 37. Craig Gravatt 378 38. Craig Hemmen 356 39. Chad Deselle 337 40. Joe Palmisano 287 41. Rick Buslaff 255 42. Donny Goeden 217 43. Jeff Fritz 205 44. Kenjay Fiedler 178 45. Dennis Janus 169 46. Alex Bliesner 158 47. Mark Topczewski 132 48. CJ Wagner 116 49. Andy Glewen 86 50. Bill Wojahn 76 51. Buzz Beverly 73 52. David O'Neal 55 53. Mick Hinkel 34 54. Craig Compton 31 55. Scott Nelson 30 56. Don Kiel 29 57. Eric Baesemann 28 58. Scott Billish 21 59. Scott Sippel 14

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