2009-10 Round 3

Reinhart FoodService 400 - Milwaukee International

Round 3 of 14

October 8, 2009

Fast Facts

The Reinhart FoodService 400

What: The Reinhart Foodservice 400

Where: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Milwaukee Int’l Speedway

When: Thursday October, 8th 2009

U.S. TELEVISION SCHEDULE: YouTube.com, Indy Slot Car Web Site

2008 Champion: Mike Fitzlaff

2008 Pole sitter: Mark Walczak


RACE LENGTH: 400 laps

TRACK RECORDS: Qualifying-Mark Walczak-24.500-07’

Race: N/R

Fast Lap: Mark Walczak-1.703- 07’

RACE ROUND: 3 of 16 in the 2009-2010 Indy Slot Car Series

Instant Replay:

The second race of the year was contested at Milwaukee International Raceway, due to the lingering weather remnants of Hurricane Gustav. Hometown driver Chris Spehert easily took the win in the first heat over Dan Margetta, Andy Spehert, and rookie John Wiedemann. John completed 36 laps prior to a spectacular crash and DNF, that left the driver dazed and confused asking everybody when his race would begin.

Larry Rotter held off a late race challenge from Tom Spehert to take the win. Matt Hayek would finish a distant third. Mike Fitzlaff would cruise to a ten lap victory over Ev Kamikawa and forty laps over Mike Kristof. In the forth and final heat race, pole sitter Mark Walczak would jump out to a 15 lap lead over John Shea and rookie Mike Lack, only to see it shrink to 3 laps over Shea at the end of the race

In the finals Fitzlaff would jump out to a 21 lap lead over Walczak and would cruise to a 13 lap final marker as Walczak tried but couldn’t make up the distance he needed dealing with handling issues. Larry Rotter would come home third while Chris Spehert would finish fourth.

THE Reinhart Foodservice 400 HISTORY (16 events, 1993 - Present)

Year Race Winner

1993 Jim Chitel

1994 Dave Austin

1995 Phil Cianciola

1996 Dave Austin

1997 Jim Kaehny

1998 Jim Kaehny

1999 Phil Marich HO Road America

2000 Ev Kamikawa

2001 Dan Margetta

2002 Jim Kaehny

2003 Larry Rotter

2004 Dan Margetta

2005 Ev Kamikawa Road Wisconsin

2006 Jim Iverson Milwaukee Int’l Speedway

2007 Jim Iverson Milwaukee Int’l Speedway 2nd version

2008 Mike Fitzlaff

2009 ????????????

Top Stories:

Two races in this season and we’ve had eight different drivers make the finals. Mike Lack collected his first win of the year at the Lia Sophia Grand Prix over Mark Walczak. The two Husarsbilt Cup title favorites staged a back and forth battle over the last 2 minutes that would result in Walczak making a rare error in the final 10 seconds allowing Lack to collect the win. Only two drivers have collected top five finishes in the first two races, Ev Kamikawa and Mark Walczak.

Stat Watch:

The win by Mike Lack was his 3rd career win, good for a tie for 13th all time

Mike Lack moved into a tie for 18th with his 8th career heat win

- John Wiedemann moved in to 21st with his 3rd career heat win

Mike Lack moved into 18th all time with his 9th career finals appearance

- Dean Strom is tied for 19th all time, with his 8th career Finals appearance

- John Wiedemann is 24th all time with 3 career finals appearances

Ev Kamikawa moved into 3rd place all time on the laps completed list

- Mike Kristof is now 13th all time on the laps completed list

- Dean Strom moved into 18th all time on the laps completed list

- John Wiedemann moved into 25th on the laps completed list

Tom Spehert has moved into 2nd place all time on the career starts list with 174

- Chris Spehert moved into 7th place all time with 136 career starts

- Mike Kristof is now 9th an the all time starts list with 119

Larry Rotter moved into a tie for 5th all time on the DNF list with his 25th DNF

- Amy Butler collected her 11th DNF, good for 17th all time

Who’s Hot:

Ev Kamikawa has two top five finishes this year, a win and fifth place

Mark Walczak has two top five finishes, a fifth and a second place finish so far this year