|Photo by Bill Behm
MSC SEASON OPENER
The Milwaukee Stock Car Racing Association
began their racing season at Columbus 151 Speedway Friday May 18th.The vintage modifieds put on a great show just
like the former cars and drivers that raced on the Columbus asphalt in the 50’s and 60’s .Names like Miles Melius,
Billy Johnson, Dick Duerst, Kato Theisen, and Lee Weber, were heard from those who remember the “good old days “.
Terry Pulver of Wyocena, WI won the 10 lap heat race in the former Billy
“The Cat” Johnson number 5. In the feature race a three way battle for the lead was won by Bill Schmitz of Mukwonago, WI. Driving the Glen Haddy
built, Pogo style super modified. Terry Pulver and Brian Titel crossed the line
second and third. Brian drives the car of six time Plymouth
track champion Ken Markwardt. As is the custom in the MSC, Bill Schmitz gave his feature win trophy to a youngster from the
grandstand. Pictures were taken in the winners circle with Bill holding the checkered flag and handing his trophy to a smiling
The MSC races next at the Oshkosh Speedzone on June 8th.
Bill Behm, Pres. MSC
|June 8, 2007
|Terry Pulver & Skylar Hazelwood
Ten Vintage Modifieds turned out for the MSC's second race of the season. The Oshkosh Speedzone was the
track. With two heat races and one feature race, three different cars found the winners circle. In the first heat Jerry Bergdorf
of West Bend, started on the inside of the front row and went on to win. Jerry drives the former Russ Waldron 1959 Ford Fairlane,
powered by the only Ford engine in the group. Coming in second was Bill Thompson of Butler, WI, who drives the former Billy
Johnson 1963 MSC championship car. Third was Brian Titel of Sheboygan WI, in the 1962 Olds F-85, formerly driven by Kenny
Corey Pieper of Oshkosh, WI, driving in his first dirt track race, won the second heat. He was driving the
former Randy Butler car. Rany was in the pits Friday night and saw his former car for the first time since it was restored.
Butler drove the car for the 1980, 81, 82 and 83 seasons, and was rookie of teh year at Beaver Dam and in the EWSC in 1980.
Ralph Pulver of Wyocena, WI was second, driving the Rick Lemanski #26 car. Rick was also rookie of the year in 1969. In the
second heat Bill Behm of Lomira, WI took third in the Ken Monroe #75 modified, a car that was on a dirt track for the first
time since it was restored.
Terry Pulver of Wyocena, WI won the feature race driving the former Billy Johnson #5. In the winners
circle Terry had his picture taken with Skylar Hazelwood, Age 11, of Oshkosh, WI to whom he gave the feature win trophy. Coming
in second was Bill Thompson, third was Brian Titel, and fourth was Corey Pieper, fifth was Jerry Bergdorf, sixth Bill Behm,
seventh was Ralph Pulver, eighth was Bill Schmitz and ninth was Dave Waldron of Waupun, WI, who was driving the #90 of Bob
Zynda which suffered a broken driveshaft. Mark Kraemer of Wisconsin Dells, WI failed to make the feature race because of broken
steering in his 1965 Dodge Dart bodied modified.
Thanks to all the guys that came out on Friday night to show the Oshkosh crowd what modified racing was.
The next race for the MSC is Friday, June 22nd at Chilton and the Saturday, June 23rd at Plymouth.
Bill Behm, President MSC
FRIDAY JUNE 22ND CHILTON
SIX CARS CONTESTED THE VINTAGE MODIFIED HEAT RACE AT CHILTON
FRIDAY NIGHT. BILL THOMPSON OF BUTLER WON THE HEAT RACE, WITH BILL BEHM OF LOMIRA CLOSE BEHIND FOR SECOND. A ROUGH TRACK WELCOMED
THE VINTAGE CARS FOR THE FEATURE RACE. WITH THE INVERT FROM THE HEAT RACE, RALPH PULVER OF WYOCENA STARTED ON THE POLE WITH
BRIAN TITEL OF SHEBOYGAN ON THE OUTSIDE. IN THE SECOND ROW IT WAS JERRY BERGDORF OF WEST BEND AND OUTSIDE COREY PIEPER OF
OSHKOSH.THE THIRD ROW WAS BILL BEHM AND BIILL THOMPSON. BRIAN TOOK THE LEAD IN THE #K5 CAR, COREY IN THE #55 AND JERRY IN
THE #12 DICED FOR SECOND, WITH COREY CATCHING TITEL WITH A FEW LAPS TO GO. BILL THOMPSON CAUGHT UP TO JERRY, BUT COULD NOT
MAKE A PASS STICK. COREY PIEPER DRIVING THE FORMER RANDY BUTLER #55 TOOK HIS FIRST FEATURE WIN IN HIS SECOND DIRT TRACK OUTTING.
BRIAN TITEL DRIVING THE KEN MARKWARDT OLDS F85 WAS SECOND. THIRD WAS JERRY BERGDORF DRIVING THE “59” FORD FAIRLANE.
FORTH WAS BILL THOMPSON IN THE BILLY JOHNSON #3 1932 FORD COUPE.IN FIFTH PLACE WAS RALPH PULVER DRIVING THE FORMER RICK LEMANSKI
#26 COUPE. AND BRINGING UP THE REAR WAS BILL BEHM IN THE KEN MONROE BUILT #75. AFTER PICTURES IN THE WINNERS CIRCLE, COREY
GAVE HIS TROPHY TO A MEMBER OF THE CHILTON KIDS CLUB.
SATURDAY JUNE 23RD PLYMOUTH
AFTER STARTING ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE FRONT ROW, BILL BEHM TOOK THE LEAD AND WON THE TEN-LAP HEAT RACE GOING
AWAY. BILL’S SON-IN-LAW, COREY PIEPER LED THE REST OF THE FIELD TO A SECOND PLACE FINISH. A DRY SLICK RACE TRACK GREETED
THE VINTAGE MODIFIEDS FOR THE FEATURE RACE.DOUG DREWS IN HIS FIRST NIGHT OUT THIS YEAR, STARTED ON THE POLE IN HIS TURQUISE
1957 CHEVY BODIED MOD.BRIAN TITEL IN THE #K5 RED OLDS F85 STARTED OUTSIDE. THE SECOND ROW INSIDE WAS JERRY BERGDORF IN THE
YELLOW #12 FORD FAIRLANE AND ON THE OUTSIDE WAS COREY PIEPER IN THE ORANGE #55 CAMARO.THE BLUE #75 “57 CHEV OF BILL
BEHM LINED UP IN THE THIRD ROW.BRIAN TITEL AND JERRY BERGDORF FOUGHT FOR THE LEAD, WITH BRIAN FINALLY GETTING THE ADVANTAGE.
COREY PIEPER CHASED THE TWO OF THEM, BUT COULD NOT MAKE A SERIOUS CHALLANGE. BILL BEHM PASSED DOUG DREWS, BUT COULD NOT CATCH
COREY IN THE TWELVE LAP FEATURE. THE FEATURE FINISH WAS #1 TITEL, #2 BERGDORF, #3 PIEPER, #4 BEHM AND #5 DREWS. BRIAN TITEL
GAVE HIS FEATURE WIN TROPHY TO A CUB SCOUT IN THE CROWD.
|Plymouth Winner - Brian Titel
Results, July 7, 2007, Thunder Hill, Sturgeon Bay, WI
Seven cars made
the long trip to Sturgeon Bay
Sat. July 7th. After showing the cars behind the grandstands before the races, Ralph Pulver's car developed clutch
problems, so he had to scratch for the rest of the night. The heat race lined up with Jerry Bergdorf on the pole, Brian Titel
on the outside. Second row was Corey Pieper inside with Doug Drews outside. The third row was Bill Behm inside and Bill Schmitz
Titel fought for the lead with Schmitz in hot pursuit. Corey Pieper took off after Schmitz with Bill Behm on his tail. After
eight laps it was the yellow #12 of Jerry Bergdorf the winner ,Bill Schmitz in
the #15 second ,Brian Titel in the red #K5 third , Corey Pieper in the orange #55 forth, Bill Behm in the blue #55 fifth,
and Doug Drews in the turquoise # 57 sixth.
With the invert
from the heat race, the feature race lined up Drews – Behm, Pieper- Titel, and Schmitz- Bergdorf. On the start Behm
took the lead with Pieper and Titel fighting for second. Bill Schmitz and Jerry Bergdorf dicing third. About a third of the
way through the 15 lap feature, Pieper spun on black dry patch in the front stretch, Brian Titel tried to spin his car around
Pieper, but they tangled rear wheels and both were out of the race. Doug Drew’s car over heated so he was scratched
as well. On the restart both Schmitz and Bergdorf were able to get by Behm. With these three cars on the track, some of the
fastest laps of the year were turned looking for a win. At the checkered flag it was Bill Schmitz 1st, Jerry Bergdorf
2nd, and Bill Behm 3rd.
The next MSC
race is Sat. Aug. 18th at 141 Speedway and then Aug. 19th at Seymour. Let’s have a good turn out for these events.
Bill Behm, Pres.
|Thunder Hill Winner - Bill Schmitz
RESULTS 141 SPEEDWAY AUGUST 25TH 2007
THE MSC MADE
UP THE RAIN POSTPONED RACE OF AUGUST 18TH AT 141 SPEEDWAY IN FRANCIS CREEK ON SATURDAY THE 25TH. THIS
TURNED OUT TO BE A HISTORIC NIGHT AT 141, AS MATT, THE PROMOTER AT 141 HAD HIS HAIR CUT OFF, WHICH HAD NOT BEEN DONE SINCE
1982. HE HAD THE HAIR CUT AS A PROMOTION TO RAISE MONEY FOR MD.
SEVEN CARS LINED
UP FOR THE HEAT RACE ON THE BANKED ASPHALT TRACK. JERRY BERGDORF PULLED AHEAD EARLY, WITH MERLIN ARMSTRONG AND BILL SCHMITZ
BATTLING FOR SECOND.BRIAN TITEL FOLLOWED CLOSE BEHIND WITH RALPH PULVER, BILL BEHM AND MIKE ARACO ABOUT HALF A STRAIGHT AWAY
BACK.BILL SCHMITZ POWERED UP TO BERGDORF ON LAP SEVEN, BUT COULD NOT MAKE A PASS.JERRY BERGDORF WON THE HEAT WITH BILL SCHMITZ
SECOND, MERLIN ARMSTRONG THIRD, BRIAN TITEL FORTH, RALPH PULVER FIFTH, BILL BEHM SIXTH AND MIKE ARACO SEVENTH.
WITH THE INVERT FROM THE HEAT RACE, MIKE
STARTED ON THE POLE IN THE FEATURE RACE DRIVING BILL BEHM’S #75 CAR.BILL STARTED ON THE OUTSIDE IN THE #55 FORMER RANDY
BUTLER CAR USUALLY DRIVEN BY COREY PIEPER. THE FIRST TWO CARS JUMPED OUT TO A QUICK LEAD OVER THE REST OF THE FIELD.MIKE LEAD
THE RACE WITH BILL ON HIS HEELS LOOKING FOR A CHANCE TO PASS. AT THE HALFWAY POINT OF THE FEATURE BILL BEHM SPUN OUT IN TURN
3 AND 4, BRINGING OUT A CAUTION FLAG. ON THE RESTART MIKE KEPT THE LEAD WITH BRIAN TITEL CLOSE BEHIND. MERLIN ARMSTRONG AND
JERRY BERGDORF WERE DICING FOR THIRD. TWO LAPS LATTER MIKE SPUN OUT IN THE SAME PLACE THAT BEHM HAD EARLIER. BRIAN HAD NO
TROUBLE HOLDING ON TO THE LEAD ON THE RESTART AND WENT ON TO WIN THE MSC FEATURE RACE.FINISHING SECOND WAS ARMSTRONG, THIRD
WAS BERGDORF, FORTH WAS SCHMITZ, FIFTH WAS PULVER, SIXTH WAS BEHM, SEVENTH WAS ARACO.
|8-25-07 141 Speedway Winner - Brian Titel
September 8, 2007 - Dells Raceway Park, Wisconsin Dells
This special night was organized by Bob Zynda and saw a total of 10 cars show up to race. The #66 of Merlin
Armstrong was scratched at practice for a broken transmission. So there were 9 cars that took the green flag for the 15 Lap
The race ended under yellow after lap 13 when the driver of the #7, Joel Wilman, and the #Y4, Dave Waldron,
had an on-track mishap with the #5 of Terry Pulver taking the checkered flag.
For the 10 lap Feature, the #Y4 was able to take the green but the #7 was not. At about lap 7 the #Y4 and
the #12 (Jerry Bergdorf) tangled in turns 1 & 2 which put the #22 (Mark Crump) in the lead. In turns 3 & 4, on the
last lap, the #Y4 caught the #22. The #22 spun around which left the #Y4 to take the checkered flag.
Participants included: #5-Terry Pulver, #7-Joel Wilman, #12-Jerry Bergdorf, #22-Mark Crump, #26-Ralph Pulver,
#55-Shannon Bergdorf, #75-Bill Behm, #66-Merlin Armstrong, #90-Bob Zynda, #Y4-Dave Waldron
|9-8-07 Heat Winner - Terry Pulver - Dells Raceway Park
|9-8-07 Feature Winner - Dave Waldron - Dells Raceway Park