Wimmer Hopes to Carry Momentum to Minnesota

Wausau, WI 7/3/2008: Fresh off his win in the Flip Merwin Memorial Race last Thursday night, Chris Wimmer heads back to the ASA Midwest Tour scene and hopes he and his team can use that win as a catalyst for bigger things. "Anytime you win it's good for morale of the team," says Wimmer, "It was so much fun to win Thursday and watch all our hard work pay off. Now we want to make it back to victory lane, it's just such a great feeling."

And pulling his #52 Chevy back in to victory lane might not be out of the question for Wimmer. With his busy race schedule last week, Wimmer earned a 10th place finish at the ASAMT race in Grundy, IL, then grabbed a 7th place finish at the Swiss Colony All-Star race Tuesday in Madison, WI before getting the win at his home track, State Park Speedway on Thursday. "The car has just really been running good lately," says Wimmer, "It was really good at Madison and then again at Wausau, so I just hope we can keep it going and try for a win in the ASA Midwest Tour."

The racetrack in Sauk Center, MN, where the ASAMT races Saturday, might not be the easiest place for Wimmer to try and take his first series checkered flag though. I-94 Raceway is yet another track on the schedule where Wimmer has never raced. However, he's been pretty good at tracks for the first time so far this year averaging a 12th place finish. "All the other guys are willing to help you out, says Wimmer, "So that make it a little easier. It's been fun though to go to new tracks and race pretty well. I enjoy the challenge, now we'll just have to see if we can keep it up."

Wimmer heads to the 3/8 mile track in Minnesota seventh in the ASAMT overall point standings, but just five points out of the top five. "These guys are just so good week in and week out and the points reflect that," says Wimmer, "You need to race well each week to have a shot at the championships. I'm happy with the position I've put myself in, now I just have to work hard to stay there and try to get in to the top five."

Practice for the July Spectacular 100 begins at 1:30p.m. with qualifying at 5:00p.m. and racing set to begin at 7:00p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $15.

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