Wimmer Looks Forward to Weekend Full of Racing 

            Chris Wimmer gears up for one busy weekend on racing.  After quailifying 4th and a 8th place finish at the Slinger Nationals Tuesday, he heads to Iowa for the ASA Midwest Tour's 'Western Swing'.  "Slinger is always a good time," said Wimmer, "My car was pretty good all day.  In that race it's all about finishing, I was able to do that and come away with a good run so I'm happy."

            The 'Western Swing' includes the Keith Fleck Memorial 100 Friday in Cedar Rapids, IA and then a quick turn around for the Rasmussen Group Twin 75's Sunday in Newton, IA. "It'll be a lot of work in a short amount of time," said Wimmer, "But it should be fun.  My guys and I are ready and looking forward to a lot of racing this weekend."

            The Keith Fleck Memorial 100 at Hawkeye Downs in Cedar Rapids is the race rescheduled from June 13th.  Flooding in the Cedar Rapids area back in the middle of June forced the ASAMT to reschedule the event and they chose to pair it with the already scheduled race in Newton, IA.  "It was really smart if the ASA to postpone this race back in June," said Wimmer, "Just seeing all the flooding and devestation on television I think it was the right move.  I know some things are going to be done to raise money to continue to help the flood victims, so that will be nice."

            Iowa Speedway in Newton is a fairly new track and Sunday's Rasmussen Group Twin 75's will total 150 laps around the 7/8 mile track with a break at the halfway point.  "I think it's the longest race we'll have all year," said Wimmer, "but I'm really excited to run that track.  I've heard it's really nice, so it should be a good experience."

            Saturday, while Wimmer and his crew are busy preparing the car for Sunday's race, the ASAMT will also open Iowa Speedway for scheduled practice time.  "That will be nice," says Wimmer, "I'm not sure if anyone has ever raced there before so it's always nice when you can get a feel for the track.  We're also using a new tire, so it will be good to see how it responds."

            Wimmer enters the weekend with hopes to continue his recent success.  He's currently 4th in ASAMT points and comes off three straight top ten finishes in the series and six straight overall.  "As I've said before the points here are so tight you have to be prepared every week," says Wimmer, "My car has been good lately, so hopefully we can get it hooked up for Hawkeye Downs and figure some stuff out for Iowa right away in practice."

            Qualiying in Cedar Rapids begins at 4:45p.m. with racing set to start at 7p.m. NASCAR Spring Cup drivers Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch will also be racing at Newton Iowa on Sunday.  Practice begins at 9:30a.m with qualifying at 1:30p.m. and racing at 4p.m.

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Last modified: April 04, 2006