Mark Mackesy Passes Tom Reffner for All-Time Wins at SPS


WAUSAU, WI – Mark Mackesy passed Travis Volm on a lap three restart, in the second feature to take the lead, and was in front the rest of the way. He pulled away from the field, easily working his way through lapped traffic in the final laps. For his second CWRA feature win of the year and first of the season at State Park Speedway.

The win was also Mackesy’s 57th career feature win at SPS. Moving him past Tom Reffner and into second place on the track’s all-time late model win list. Leaving only Dick Trickle with more feature wins at the track than Mark Mackesy.

“Yeah, that sounds pretty neat, he’s one of my heroes for sure,” said Mackesy after the race. “Even to be considered with him, names like that, I grew up watching…I remember thirty years ago, all I wanted to do was finish in the top five with those guys.”

Mackesy got to the front quickly in the second feature. After the race was marred on the second lap, by an accident that damaged half of the 16-car field. Outside pole-sitter Dakota Blakeslee’s car lost an engine as the cars entered turn one, and oil on the track resulted in Blakeslee, Glen Bush, Dillon Mackesy, Mike Sievers and Tyler Wusterbarth all going into the wall and suffering heavy damage. All five, as well as Brett Breitenfeldt, were unable to continue. While Paine and Volm also sustained damage but would remain in the race.

Paul Paine capped a terrific night by finishing runner-up to Mackesy in the second feature. As his crew repaired rear end damage, after the early wreck, and was able to get by Volm for second with eight laps left. Volm would finish third. While Minnesota’s Adam Oxborough held off Beale, following a long battle for fourth. With Beale finished in fifth, rounding out the top five.

QUALIFYING RESULTS:

1) 76V TRAVIS VOLM
2) 12M MARK MACKESY
3) 27 PAUL PAINE
4) 3W JEFF WEINFURTER
5) 25 ADAM OXBOROUGH
6) 6 MIKE SEAVERS
7) 93 TIM SATORIUS
8) 5B JOHN BEALE
9) 2J DARREN JACKSON
10) 12B PUTCH BENTLEY
11) 93M DILLON MACKESY
12) 14B BRETT BREITENFELDT
13) 80G MONTE GRESS
14) 14W TYLER WUSTERBARTH
15) 2T JORDON THEIL
15) 55 DAKOTA BLAKESLEE

FEATURE ONE RESULTS

1) 27 PAUL PAINE
2) 5B JOHN BEALE
3) 3W JEFF WEINFURTER
4) 6 MIKE SEAVERS
5) 12B PUTCH BENTLEY
6) 14W TYLER WUSTERBARTH
7) 12M MARK MACKESY
8) 76V TRAVIS VOLM
9) 93M DILLON MACKESY
10) 55B DAKOTA BLAKELSLEE
11) 25 ADAM OXBOROUGH
12) 14B BRETT BREITENFELDT
13) 7T GLEN BUSH
13) 711 NEIL KNOBLOCK
14) 80G MONTE GRESS
15) #9K DEREK KRAUS
15) 2J DARREN JACKSON
16) 93 TIM SATORIUS

FEATURE TWO RESULTS

1) 12M MARK MACKESY
2) 27 PAUL PAINE
3) 76V TRAVIS VOLM
4) 25 ADAM OXBOROUGH
5) 5B JOHN BEALE
6) 93 TIM SATORIUS
7) 3W JEFF WEINFURTER
8) 12B PUTCH BENTLEY
9) 80G MONTE GRESS
10) 2J DARREN JACKSON
11) 55B DAKOTA BLAKELSLEE
12) 93M DILLON MACKESY
13) 14W TYLER WUSTERBARTH
14) 6 MIKE SEAVERS
15) 7T GLEN BUSH
16) 14B BRETT BREITENFELDT

Statepark Speedway Press Release

Photo courtesy of QC Willy

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