Wimmer Looks to Build on Solid Start at Madison International Speedway

Wausau, WI – The ASA Midwest Tour makes its second stop of the season at Madison International Speedway Sunday, May 4th.  With a 12th place finish at the season opener in Elko, MN, Chris Wimmer looks to build on that solid start.  Says Wimmer, “Elko was a good start for us.  With a new car and it being our first time on the track I was very pleased.  I hope to change a few things and finish even better at MIS.”

Madison International is another track where Wimmer has some experience from his previous ASA days.   “MIS is a fun track,” Says Wimmer, “There are long straight-aways, but tight corners.  You have to have your car working well and I know a lot of the guys in the ASAMT have experience there, so it should be a great race.”  Meanwhile, Wimmer hopes that some of his previous experience helps him this weekend and can land him his first top-ten finish of the season.

As Wimmer found out last weekend, the ASAMT brings in the top driver from the area.  This weekend that competition gets even tougher when one of the hottest drivers on the NASCAR circuit enters the ECHO Chainsaw 100.  Kyle Busch announced his plans last week to run the event at MIS and avenge his 6th place finish of a year ago.

Wimmer thanks his associate sponsors Philly’s Subs and Gyro’s, Cloverbelt Credit Union and FlipSide Graphics of Wausau, Nelson Repair LLC of Lodi, and Leo’s Upper Dells Bar out of Lyndon Station.  He still searches from primary sponsorship, but makes the best of his opportunities.  “It’s always hard when you don’t have full sponsorship,” says Wimmer, “but my friend Dave Mayer and I put in a lot of time and work and it’s nice to see if paying off.  Hopefully that will continue this week.”

The Big 8 Series joins the ASAMT at MIS this weekend.  Qualifying gets started at 2:30 Sunday afternoon with racing beginning at 5 in the evening.  Ticket prices start at $17 and can be purchased at the gate.  More information can be found at www.asamidwesttour.com.

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Last modified: April 04, 2006