Unity, WI– A perfect weather night greeted drivers and fans assembled at Central Wisconsin Raceway near Unity Wisconsin as all enjoyed the races of the Kim Parson Memorial, featuring six divisions of racing excitement. On hand for the night’s races were representatives from YesIWillWisconsin.com, an organization dedicated to organ, tissue and eye donations.
Cory Crapser came; saw and conquered as he picked up win number twenty-eight for the year in his WISSOTA/Amsoil Midwest Modified. Also picking up WISSOTA wins were Shane Kisling in his Super Stock and Jared Linder in his Street Stock. In the featured Late Model division of the evening’s race night, Pete Parker took the win in his Late Model while Duke Leu won in his Pure Stock and Rory Radtke bested the field in his Hornet.
Nick Linder and Cory Crapser led the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds to the green flag for the start of their feature with Crapser catapulting to an immediate lead as Linder ran second.
With five laps in the books, Crapser continued in the lead with Linder still doing his best to make an impression in second. Meanwhile, two drivers coming into the nights races number one and number two in the track points battle, fought it out for third with Andy Karl in third and Alex VanNatta in fourth. Running in the fifth spot at the time was Lance Leu.
With ten of the fifteen laps completed, the order for the top five remained the same. Aaron Dunbar called it night as he drove off to the pits following Mike Grosbier who had called it a night after lap two.
Just one more lap in and disaster struck for Karl as he looped his car coming out of turn four, causing the only caution of the race. With Karl in the back, the cars realigned and racing resumed. With two laps to go, Crapser led by three or four car lengths over Linder. Linder ran second for another lap and then was passed by VanNatta.
As the checkered flag flew, it was Crapser earning another win in his Buzzy Signs sponsored car. Crapser was joined in the top five by VanNatta, Linder, Karl and Leu.
Although there were only two of them, Duke Leu and Gunard Hoogland put on a good show for the top spot in the Pure Stocks with Hoogland leading the first half of the feature and Leu leading the most important part of the feature, the last half.
The Street Stocks didn’t fair too much better in numbers as the number of contenders was just three. Carolyn Nosser’s car was a missing in action as her car suffered mechanical failure earlier in the night. In spite of the low number, this too was a good race with Nathan Hauge and Jared Linder on the front row for the start of the feature.
Linder led every lap of this feature, but Cody Kummer, coming from third, ran bumper to bumper for almost the entire race. Linder, the birthday boy, capped off a perfect birthday with the win in his Red Door Saloon sponsored car as he held the advantage and momentum. Kummer finished second and Hauge third.
Shane Kisling and Matt McEathron ran side by side for the start of the Super Stock feature with Kisling dominating early as Randy Spacek moved into the second spot after starting third.
With five laps in the books, Kisling continued to lead by three or four car lengths over Spacek as McEathron ran third. In the fourth spot, Scott Geiger ran strong followed by Travis Schilling.
Not much had changed by lap ten as Kisling was still in firm control with the other cars staying in line in the same order.
By lap fifteen, Kisling was still ahead by about four car lengths as Spacek did his best to try to reel Kisling in. Meanwhile, McEathron ran third followed by Geiger and Terry Kroening who had worked his way back to fifth after starting in the back.
When the checkered flag flew, it was Kisling taking the win in his Gator Chassis sponsored car followed by Spacek, McEathron, Geiger and Kroening.
The Hornet feature saw Jim Schara and Rory Radtke pacing the pack for the start with Radtke showing early strength to take the lead. Fact of the matter is Radtke led every lap from that point on to take the win in his Backroad LLC sponsored car. Rounding out the top five were Cal Maule, who grabbed the second spot with three to go, Schara, Christine Schmude, and seventy eight year old, Bob Zynda.
Robbie Bunkelman and Pete Parker lined up side by side for the start of the Late Model feature with Parker taking the lead. Bunkelman ran second, but then had two unusual spins bringing out the caution flag. Bunkelman then pitted, returned and then started in the back to run a spin-free race.
Once Parker established himself as the leader, the wily veteran used his car’s power and his vast store-house of race knowledge to stay in that lead. Tim Isenberg and Steve Isenberg fought it out for the entire race with Tim taking the advantage. Tim Isenberg tried on several attempts to overtake Parker coming going into turn two, but to no avail.
When the last lap was done, it was Parker with the win in his Wild Incorporated sponsored car followed by Tim Isenberg, Steve Isenberg, Chris Oertel and Justin Oshsher.
Steve Parsons and the entire CWR staff would like to thank the fans and drivers who supported this event. Special thanks go out to Nasonville Dairy, Grassland Dairy, Sternweis & Sons, Creative Express LLC, Hilltop Auto Wrecking, Burt Trophies and a very special anonymous sponsor.
Racing resumes on Wednesday, August 22, when Central Wisconsin Raceway will host the Loyal Corn Fest Challenge featuring a Super Stock Invitational. There will also be kid’s bike races, kid’s school supplies raffle and $5.00 admission for those over 60. Seeing action will be the CWR Mods, Hornets, Pures, Supers, Midwest Mods, and Streets