Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Midwest Racing Archives (This week in history)

1992 -After apparently losing a furious battle with Kyle Berck of Marquette, Neb., in the 25-lap NASCAR late model feature, Omaha's Joe Kosiski was awarded the victory after Berck was penalized for rough driving at Mid-Continent Raceway in Doniphan, Neb., on April 25.

1987 -Gene Claxton of Kansas City, the 1985 and 1986 track champion at Lakeside Speedway, managed to get the early jump on polesitter Joe Kosiski, maintained a comfortable lead and held off both Joe and Steve Kosiski to win the Winston 50 Spring Spectacular on April 24.

1981 - Dick Schilitz of Waterloo roared past Al Urhammer of Radcliffe at the halfway point to win the 40-lap late model Spring Invitational at Boone Speedway on April 25. Schlitz would lap the entire field except Urhammer to collect the $800 top prize.

1970 - After Tom Reffner of Rudolph, Wis., won his third straight late model feature at Capital Super Speedway in Madison, Wis., on April 25th, promoter Sam Bartus offered a $100 bounty to any driver who could beat the Reffner in next week's race.

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