Wimmer Looks Forward to Special Weekend of Racing

            Each year there are a couple races, which hold special meaning for Chris Wimmer, and one is the Larry Detjens Memorial Friday, August 1st  at Golden Sands Speedway, Plover, WI.  The late Larry Detjens was Wimmer’s uncle and was killed in a tragic racing accident at Wisconsin International Raceway in 1981.  Each year since a race has been held in his honor and it’s always a special day for the Wimmer family.  “I was only two when my uncle was killed,” says Wimmer, “But his love of racing definitely impacted my life.  He was a great racecar driver and always gave me and my brother something to aspire to.”

            The Wimmer’s swept the Detjens Memorial race from 2000-2002.  Chris claimed the first victory in 2000 while his brother Scott captured the next two in 2001 & 2002.  Last year Chris came home from North Carolina for the race and drove to a top ten finish after starting from the rear of the field.   “It’s always a big goal to win the Detjens race,” says Wimmer, “It’s something I try to run every year and it’s always special to win it.  My brother and I used to have a good rivalry going and it would be nice to tie his two wins.”

            This year the Detjens Memorial race is also part of the Wisconsin Challenge Series schedule.  That means drivers that race the WCS on a full-time bases will be on hand with the local drivers and there will also be a 100-lap late model feature race.  “I think it’s great,” says Wimmer, “The Challenge Series has some really good drivers and the longer race should make for a really good show.”

            Practice gets started Friday at 4p.m. with qualifying set for 6:30p.m. and racing at 7:45p.m.  Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

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Last modified: April 04, 2006