By Brandon Aschenbrenner
Special to the City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — Golden Sands Speedway held a special event on Saturday this week and brought in the ARCA Midwest Tour Super Late Models and Modified class, for their first time ever, and also had a Pure Stock class in action.
The ARCA Midwest Tour recap and results can be found on their website; http://midwesttour.racing/ or on their Facebook page.
In Modified action, Matthew Clossey (16) took fast time turning a 13.331. In the heat, Denny Schott (3) pulled into victory lane after a convincing win. In the thirty lap feature, Kyle Ambroziak (12) was one of the dirt modifieds in the field, and you could tell. Making it very exciting for fans, Ambroziak was only on three and sometimes two and a half wheels around the turns. He was able to lead the early ten laps until Rick Coppernoll (7) caught and passed Ambroziak. Two more cars working through the field were Clossey, the fast qualifier, and Tyler Sauter (14).
Coppernoll did not waste time once he got the lead and pulled away from the field. Solid racing between Ambroziak and Clossey got a little too close for comfort at points, but they continued to race hard throughout the feature. With only two laps left, Nick Qwinnell (5) spun on the front stretch. On the restart, Coppernoll maintained his lead and would go on to pick up the win. Ambroziak and Clossey again raced hard for second and third and would finish that way respectfully. Tyler Sauter took home a fourth place finish and Dan Howard (25) took fifth.
In the Pure Stocks, Travis Volm (76) took fast time. In the heat race, all eight cars were in a very tight group and three wide racing was the norm. For five laps cars were three wide and at one point four wide in a very exciting heat race. Chad Weis (0) would prevail in the end winning the race. The feature began with a little more order it seemed, but Weis was again able take the lead and started to check away a bit.
Travis Volm and Mitch Stankowski (19), regulars weekly at GSS, made the outside passes on the rest of the field to make their way to the front. A late caution would bunch everything back up after Carson Sillars (2) got too high out of turn four and punched the barrels on the front stretch wall. After the restart, Kyle Genett (16X) would steal second away from Stankowski, but it would be Volm taking the feature victory. Genett stayed second, Stankowski third, Weis fourth and Jeremy Kemnetz (75x) in fifth. Jim Wolf (7), Warren Bartelt (60) and Sillars rounded out the field.
The next event at Golden Sands Speedway is Friday August 25th with all normal divisions in action. Also racing will be the increasingly popular Upper Midwest Vintage racers. Gates open at 5:00 p.m., Time Trials at 6:30 p.m. with racing at 7:45 p.m.. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter and/or www.gssraces.com.