Dave Moulis Crowned "King of Wisconsin" By Kendra Jacobs WILMOT, WI (July 22)-Dave Moulis knows Wilmot Speedway. A former Wilmot Speedway track champion and King of Wisconsin victor, Moulis has won many races there. But no win seemed quite...
Dave Moulis Crowned "King of Wisconsin"
By Kendra Jacobs
WILMOT, WI (July 22)-Dave Moulis knows Wilmot Speedway. A former Wilmot Speedway track champion and King of Wisconsin victor, Moulis has won many races there. But no win seemed quite as rewarding as his win tonight over the Gumout Racing Series competitors.
"We won one of the "King of Wisconsin" [races] two years ago. That was a good one. This surpasses that. This was a really good win," Moulis stated in front of an elated crowd.
"I knew Jeff [Shepard] was going to try to go high on me. I just tried to hold my line and stay as calm as possible, and try to run my line as smooth as possible," Moulis said about the events final restart.
Second finishing Jeff Shepard remained on Moulis's tail during the final two laps, but could not make the pass for the win. "He was the fastest car. We made a run at it and passed him a couple of times. It was a good finish in the end. He [Moulis] deserved it."
Just shy of making a clean sweep of the event, Moulis won both the Third Manufacturer's Heat Race and the Weld Racing Dash. Moulis, along with Jason Meyers who won the Weld Race Components Dash, comprised the starting row for the "King of Wisconsin" 40-lap event.
Meyers took the early lead, as fourth starting Craig Dollansky made a charge by both Shepard and Moulis to take over second. Moulis retaliated in turn four to put Dollansky back to third. Shepard filed into fourth position with Kurt Winker holding on to fifth.
The first caution of the night was brought out on lap three as Kim Mock spun low in turn two. Mock rejoined the field on the tail. Meyers held onto his lead at the restart. Dollansky continuously raced along the high side in all efforts of stealing second position from Moulis. Moulis, content on the bottom, held off Dollansky.
By lap five, Moulis was on Meyers' tail. As Moulis built up momentum, Kim Mock brought out the red as he flipped coming out of turn two. Mock was not able to re-start.
Dollansky again ran high on the restart to take second away from Moulis. Moulis, refusing to give-up, took back the position in turn four as Winker took fourth position away from Shepard.
Meyers, by lap seven, had created a ten carlengths lead over Moulis. Brad Furr had closed in on Shepard, hoping to join the top five. Moulis began to pull away from Dollansky, as he set his sights on the leader. Dollansky, Winker, and Shepard began a three-way fight for the third position. Winker earned the position on lap 10, as Moulis found himself on Meyers tail.
Lap twelve saw Meyers and Moulis enter lapped traffic for the first time. Dollansky was put back to fifth position when Shepard passed him high in turn two. The following lap saw Shepard pass Winker in the same corner to take over third. Shepard found his groove along the highside to join Meyers and Moulis in the fight for the lead.
On lap 16, Meyers was forced to change his line and go high around lapped traffic. Moulis saw an open opportunity on the low side and cut by Meyers to take the lead coming out of turn two. Meyers desperately tried to regain the position but held nothing for Moulis. Meyers deciding to duck back to the low groove, was passed by Shepard in turn one. Shepard took over second position, moving Meyers back to third.
Shepard cut Moulis' lead in less than one lap. With Moulis on the bottom and Shepard on top, Shepard worked up enough momentum to take the lead from Moulis on lap 20. Shepard quickly found himself in heavy traffic allowing Moulis to stay close behind.
The yellow flag was dropped on lap 22, as Paul McMahan skidded to a stop on the backstretch with a flat right rear tire. The United Expressline crew was able to change the tire and restart on the tail. Shepard and Moulis pulled away from the pack on the restart. Moulis, running a fine line along the bottom, closed the small gap between himself and the leader. On lap 28, Moulis took the lead coming out of turn four, as Winker moved by Meyers for third. Meyers continuously moved back as both Dollansky and Furr charge by moving Meyers into sixth position.
Moulis effortlessly moved through lapped traffic. Shepard continued to struggle with lapped cars giving Moulis a straightaway lead on lap 36. Lap 37, brought out another yellow as Brian Carlson in the Lincoln Welders #18, spun between turns one and two. With three laps remaining, Moulis jumped out into a big lead on the restart. Furr took fourth position away from Dollansky. Shepard gained ground on the race leader, but he appeared to be running out of time.
As Moulis rounded turn four to take the checkered, Ronald Laney and Darrell Dodd tangled high in turn one. Both drivers were uninjured. The race was not checkered due to the accident happening before Moulis crossed the flagstand.
With the accident cleared from the racing surface, the field re-lined for the final restart. As Moulis filed in behind the pace vehicle his left rear was obviously flat. Moulis made all efforts to retain the little air that was left in his tire. There were no lapped cars between he and Shepard this time. As the green dropped, Shepard again charged to the high side. Moulis remained on the bottom hoping to hold off Shepard. Crossing beneath the white flag, Moulis still held the lead with Shepard close behind. Exiting turn four for the final time, Moulis held off Shepard's attempt at victory to win the Gumout Racing Series "A" Feature event by ½ of a car. Shepard finished second, followed by Winker, Furr and Dollansky.
Shane Stewart earned his second Huggins Fast Qualifier Award with a time of 13.946. The Frankland Hard Luck Award was given to Ronald Laney, due to his last lap accident with Dodd. Brad Furr was named KSE Hard Charger for his move from eighth to fourth.
Bob Bennett and Brian Carlson both used provisionals to create a 26-car field.
The Gumout Racing Series will compete next in Oskaloosa, Iowa on Monday, August 7th, for the fetch-O-matic Front Row Challenge.
2000 Gumout Racing Series King of Wisconsin Sprint Car Challenge Wilmot Speedway, Wilmot, Wisconsin Saturday, July 22, Feature Program #19
Huggins Qualifications: 1. Shane Stewart, Holbrook 9H, 13.946; 2. Brad Furr, Furr Racing 2F, 14.018; 3. Kurt Winker, Walsh-Griffith 10W, 14.123; 4. Craig Dollansky, Karavan Mtspts. 7, 14.127; 5. Jeff Shepard, Double L Mtspts. 4J, 14.169; 6. Paul McMahan, Warren Johnson U2, 14.178; 7. Dave Moulis, Moulis 20M, 14.257; 8. Jimmy Carter, Rudeen Racing 14C, 14.288; 9. Randy Kinser, Kinser Racing 14, 14.338; 10. Wayne Modjeski, MMZ Mtspts. 77X, 14.345; 11. Fred Michaels, Michaels&Simmon F15, 14.380; 12. Kraig Kinser, Kinser Racing 11K, 14.406; 13. Kris Spitz, Spitz 4K, 14.407; 14. Scott Grissom, Grissom 54, 14.422; 15. Darrell Dodd, Dodd 11X, 14.457; 16. Dave Bliss, Bliss 39, 14.475; 17. Kim Mock, AB Mtspts. 1M, 14.486; 18. Jason Statler, Statler Racing 00, 14.496; 19. Todd Hepfner, Hepfner 28, 14.510; 20. Todd Daun, Holden 19, 14.518; 21. Jeff Ferkin, Ferkin 21, 14.542; 22. Jon Trudeau, Trudeau 23, 14.553; 23. Ronald Laney, Laney Racing 52, 14.598; 24. Mike Stefka, Cameron 33X, 14.614; 25. Bob Bennett, Acme Trailers 3B, 14.625; 26. Tony Engels, Rasmussen 22, 14.643; 27. Troy Hepfner, Hepfner 28H, 14.647; 28. Jason Meyers, Carter Racing 14M, 14.665; 29. Brian Kristan, Kristan 5, 14.665; 30. Larry VanDervere, VanDervere 4, 14.701; 31. Tim VanDervere, Winker 7K, 14.723; 32. Dennis Spitz, Spitz 41, 14.740; 33.Mike Dubs, Dubs 79, 14.751; 34. Jim Walkanoff, Jr., Walkanoff 13, 14.840; 35. Kevin Hinich, Hinich 34, 14.862; 36. Brian Carlson, SC Mtspts. 18, 14.917; 37. John Tierney, Schultz 7X, 14.919; 38. Don Durham, Nelson&Winchester 16, 14.930; 39. Fred Ebler, Ebler 64, 14.955; 40. Scot Lenz, SEL Trucking 99S, 14.987; 41. Joe Kristan, Kristan 14X, 15.025; 42. Russ Egan, Egan 50, 15.040; 43. Bill Waite, Jr., Waite 3JR, 15.068; 44. Jay Sachs, Sachs 23J, 15.070; 45. Ed Shebenik, Jr., Shebenik 9E, 15.077; 46. Leroy Ostrowski, Ostrowski 27L, 15.159; 47. Dave Quist, Quist 4Q, 15.227; 48. Kirk Fehrman, Fehrman 33, 15.257; 49. Jereme Schroeder, Schroeder 43, 15.327; 50. Dave Uttech, Uttech 68, 15.339; 51. Charley Osborn, AB Mtspts. 53, 15.369; 52. Frank Moser, Moser 99, 15.504; 53. Rick Kelsey, Kelsey 11KX, 15.529; 54. Greg Frost, Frost 87, 15.653; 55. Bret Miles, Miles 59, 15.703; 56. Donny Schroff, Schroff Racing 9, 15.833; 57. Joe Roe, Roe 61, 15.847; 58. Rick Campbell, SEL Trucking 77, 15.985; 59. Adam Schroeder, Schroeder 42, 16.008; 60. Calvin Hinich, Hinich 24, 16.467; 61. Dave Boyd, Boyd 3D, 16.688; 62. Tim Ammon, Ammon 1A, no time; 63. Chip Bell, Winker Engineering 17, no time.
First Non-Qualifiers Race (eight laps): 1. Joe Roe, 2. Rick Kelsey, 3. Charley Osborn ($25); 4. Jereme Schroeder ($25); 5. Adam Schroeder ($25); 6. Brett Miles ($25); 7. Dave Boyd ($25). (Winner transferred to tail of First Manufacturer's Heat Race; Second place finisher transferred to tail of Second Manufacturer's Heat Race)
Second Non-Qualifiers Race (eight laps): 1. Dave Uttech 2. Frank Moser, 3. Greg Frost ($25); 4. Donnie Schroff ($25); 5. Calvin Hinich ($25); 6. Rick Campbell ($25). (Winner transferred to tail of Third Manufacturer's Heat Race; Second place finisher transferred to tail of Fourth Manufacturer's Heat Race)
First Manufacturer's Heat Race (ten laps): 1. Shane Stewart, 2. Randy Kinser, 3. Jeff Shepard, 4. Jeff Ferkin, 5. Kim Mock, 6. Mike Dubs, 7. Joe Kristan, 8. Kris Spitz, 9. John Tierney, 10. Brian Kristan, 11. Bob Bennett, 12. Ed Shebenik, Jr. (Top five qualified for "A" Feature)
Second Manufacturer's Heat Race (ten laps): 1. Jason Statler, 2. Paul McMahan, 3. Brad Furr, 4. Scott Grissom, 5. Tony Engels, 6. John Trudeau, 7. Don Durham, 8. Wayne Modjeski, 9. Leroy Ostowski, 10. Rick Kelsey, 11. Russ Egan. (Top five qualified for "A" Feature)
Third Manufacturer's Heat Race (ten laps): 1. Dave Moulis, 2. Fred Michaels, 3. Kurt Winker, 4. Ronald Laney, 5. Darrell Dodd, 6. Todd Hepfner, 7. Bill Waite, Jr., 8. Troy Hepfner, 9. Dave Uttech, 10. Fred Ebler, 11. Calvin Hinich, 12. Tim VanDervere, 13. Dave Quist. (Top five qualified for "A" Feature)
Fourth Manufacturer's Heat Race (ten laps): 1. Jason Meyers, 2. Craig Dollansky, 3. Kraig Kinser, 4. Todd Daun, 5. Dennis Spitz, 6. Dave Bliss, 7. Mike Stefka, 8. Jay Sachs, 9. Brian Carlson, 10. Frank Moser, 11. Scott Lenz, 12. Kirk Fehrman. (Top five qualified for "A" Feature)
"C" Feature (ten laps): 1. Don Durham, 2. Joe Kristan, 3. Tim VanDervere ($40); 4. Fred Ebler ($40); 5. Dave Uttech ($40); 6. Leroy Ostowski ($40); 7. Rick Kelsey ($40); 8. Frank Moser ($40); 9. Jay Sachs ($40); 10. Ed Shebenik, Jr. ($40); 11. Dave Quist ($40); 12. Russ Egan ($40); 13. Scott Lenz ($40); 14. Kirk Fehrman ($40); 15. Bill Waite, Jr. ($40)-DNS. (Top two transferred to tail of "B")
Weld Racing Dash (five laps): 1. Dave Moulis, 2. Jeff Shepard, 3. Kurt Winker, 4. Shane Stewart, 5. Jason Meyers, 6. Fred Michaels. (Finish determined inside starting rows 1-6 in "A" Feature)
Weld Race Components Dash (five laps): 1. Jason Meyers, 2. Craig Dollansky, 3. Jason Statler, 4. Brad Furr, 5. Paul McMahan, 6. Kraig Kinser. (Finish determined outside starting rows 1-6 in "A" Feature)
Hank's Performance Products "B" Main (twelve laps): 1. Kris Spitz, 2. Jon Trudeau, 3. Todd Hepfner, 4. Dave Bliss, 5. Jimmy Carter ($200); 6. Don Durham ($150); 7. Mike Stefka ($120); 8. Joe Kristan ($100); 9. Mike Dubs ($100); 10. Troy Hepfner ($100); 11. Kevin Hinich ($80); 12. Larry VanDervere ($60); 13. Brian Carlson, 14. Jim Walkanoff ($50); 15. Wayne Modjeski ($50); 16. Tim VanDervere ($50); 17. Bob Bennett, 18. Brian Kristan ($50). (Top four qualified for "A" Feature)
Gumout Racing Series "A" Feature (40 laps): 1. Dave Moulis ($5,000); 2. Jeff Shepard (3,000); 3. Kurt Winker ($2,000); 4. Brad Furr ($1,800); 5. Craig Dollansky ($1,600); 6. Jason Meyers ($1,400); 7. Randy Kinser ($1,300); 8. Shane Stewart ($1,200); 9. Todd Hepfner ($1,120); 10. Jon Trudeau ($1,070); 11. Jason Statler ($1,000); 12. Dennis Spitz ($800); 13. Paul McMahan ($700); 14. Kris Spitz ($620); 15. Dave Bliss($620); 16. Kraig Kinser ($500); 17. Scott Grissom ($500); 18. Fred Michaels ($500); 19. Tony Engels ($500); 20. Bob Bennett ($500); 21. Brian Carlson ($500); 22. Darrell Dodd ($500); 23. Ronald Laney ($500); 24. Jeff Ferkin ($500); 25. Todd Daun ($500); 26. Kim Mock ($500). Provisional Starters: Bob Bennett, Brian Carlson
Huggins Fast Qualifier: Shane Stewart KSE Hard Charger: Brad Furr Frankland Hard Luck Award: Ronald Laney Lap Leaders: Jason Meyers 1-15; Dave Moulis 16-19; Jeff Shepard 20-27; Dave Moulis 28-40.
Gumout Racing Series Point Standings: 1. Craig Dollansky, 2956; 2. Jeff Shepard, 2946; 3. Paul McMahan, 2880; 4. Jason Meyers, 2712; 5. Brad Furr, 2635; 6. Shane Stewart, 2561; 7. Randy Kinser, 2525; 8. Ronald Laney, 2522; 9. Bob Bennett, 2041; 10. Brian Carlson, 1973; 11. Kraig Kinser, 1301; 12. Jimmy Carter, 1174.