Wausau, WI (PRESS RELEAS) - Chris Wimmer wrapped up his 2009 ASA Midwest Tour with yet another top-five finish, this time at La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway. "I actually didn't run very well at La Crosse the last two years," says Wimmer, "I really wanted to do better this year and to finish in the top-five is awesome."
Wimmer qualified 5th for the Octoberfest 100, and with the invert, began the race from the 6th position. Just over ten laps in to the race Wimmer moved his #52 Chevy up in to the fifth spot and held on to that position for much of the race. "I was able to catch the top-four in front of me a few times," says Wimmer, " But my car started to get a little tight and I wasn't able to make a move."
On the last lap of the 100-lap feature, a car in front of him had problems, giving Wimmer a chance to go around and pick up another spot. He crossed the finish line fourth. "My car was pretty good for the race," says Wimmer, "All the guys in front of me like Steve Calrson, Steve Holzhausen, and Travis Sauter have so many laps here I wasn't sure if I'd have anything for them," says Wimmer, "They're tough on this track and to come home with a 4th place finish is definitely exciting."
Wimmer ends the 2009 ASAMT season with four top-three finishes, including a win at Iowa Speedway. "I don't think I had one podium finish, let alone a win, on the Tour last year," says Wimmer, "So, I'm pretty proud of that. Anytime you can run up front and win or finish in the top three is pretty special and that fact that I was able to do it four times means a lot."
The #52 Chevy tallied a total of six top-five finishes and eight top-tens on the Tour, combine his 2009 success, and Wimmer finds himself third in ASAMT points. "I finished 4th in points last year," says Wimmer, "So to be able to move up is always a goal. I got wrecked on the second lap of our first race and had a driveshaft problem at one of the Wisconsin Dells races. You always think, where would I have been without those things happening, but that's racing. I thought I ran well at almost every track we went to and that's what means the most to me, to know I'm improving and getting better."
Wimmer's 2009 season is not quite over yet though. He plans to compete in a Championship Racing Association race in Nashville at the end of October. Please check back at www.chriswimmer.com for an announcement on those plans.
Wimmer Racing also begins its sponsorship search for the 2010 season. If you are interested in any sponsorship and marketing opportunities, please contact Jana Jurkvovich at firstname.lastname@example.org or (612) 819-4564