Wimmer Picks up Second Straight ASAMT Top-Five Finish

            Tuesday night Chris Wimmer recorded his second straight top-five finish in the ASA Midwest Tour Scag Power Equipment Dixieland 150.  Back on July 20th he finished 5th at Iowa Speedway and he followed that up with a 4th place finish at Wisconsin International Raceway on August 5th.  “Anytime you can get top-fives it’s exciting,” says Wimmer, “They were two totally different tracks, so to run well at both is a big boost to me and my guys.”

            The Dixieland 150 Tuesday seemed to be the tale of two halves for Wimmer.  He qualified 15th and started the race from that position.  After the first 75 laps, Wimmer had moved up just one position.  Teams though got a ten minute break at the halfway point to rotate tires and make changes to the car.  Wimmer called for a number of changes to try and work his way up in the second half of the race.  “My car just wasn’t handling very well in the first half of the race,”  I needed a bunch of changes and my crew guys did a great job getting everything done in just ten minutes,” says Wimmer, “It was like a totally different car the second half of the race.”

            Those changes to the #52 car paid off.  In the final 75 laps Wimmer moved from 14th to 4th, where he finished.  “The car was really good those last 75,” says Wimmer, “I would have liked even another five laps and I think I could have had a top-three finish, but I’ll definitely take 4th.” Wimmer also took second place in the odd  / even heat.

            Wimmer’s strong showing in Kaukauna moves him from 9th to 6th in the ASA Midwest Tour standings and just 51 points out of third.  However, just 59 points separate 8th place from 3rd place.  “Anytime you can move up in points it’s a good day,” says Wimmer, “The points are all so close though that it’s important to keep running well.”

            Next up for Wimmer and the ASAMT is the Shakopee 100 in Shakopee, MN August 17th.  That race at Raceway Park is the beginning of a stretch of four straight weekends of racing.  “This is kind of the home stretch,” says Wimmer, “It’ll be a lot of work, but also a lot of fun.  They’re all different tracks so hopefully we can just keep running well.”

Send mail to wimm25@wimmerracing.com with questions or comments about this web site.
Last modified: April 04, 2006