Tim Sauter and Chris Wimmer gave the fans a great show for the win in the 11th Annual Flip Merwin Memorial 100 at State Park Speedway in Wausau, Wisconsin.
The two veterans swapped the lead back and forth with Sauter winning getting the checkered flag.
“If I missed, just by a tick, he was on my bumper,” Sauter said after the race. “I screwed up and spun Natalie Decker early and had to go to the rear. I had to use my stuff up to get back to the front. I really wanted this win. This was the only Memorial race at State Park Speedway I hadn’t won and we got it tonight.”
On lap seven, Sauter was battling Decker for position when the two got together out of turn four causing Decker to spin. Sauter went to the rear for his involvement, but didn’t waste any time working his way back to the front.
On lap 66, Sauter got by Wimmer going into turn three to take the lead. But Wimmer would not let him get away.
Wimmer tried the outside and inside to get back to the front but Sauter was just too strong.
“It was the best I could do,” Wimmer said after the race. “I finished second to him the last two times we have raced here. I don’t know what I have to do to beat him, but we are getting close.”
Mark Mackesy made a late race pass to get by Travis Volm to finish third. Jeremy Lepak was fifth.
MG Gajewski, who was an early leader, was sixth. Tucker Miller was seventh with Cole Yach in eighth. Jay Van Der Geest was ninth and Ty Majeski rounded out the top ten.
The next big event at State Park Speedway is the Larry Detjens Memorial Weekend on July 25-26th.
– Kevin Ramsell, Speed51.com Midwest Editor/Director of Business – Twitter: @KevinRamsell
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