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By Jordan Kuehne
(MILWAUKEE, Wis.) – There was no track that Mark Pluer wanted to win at more than the Milwaukee Mile, and on Tuesday night, the local driver finally cashed in on a Mid-American Stock Car Series victory, fending off Bill Prietzel’s late-race charge and collecting the trophy in the Howie Lettow Memorial 30 on America’s Legendary Oval.

When the green flag finally waved on the Mid-American Stock Car Series Keith’s Marina/Gordy Boucher Ford of West Bend 30, Brian Holtz hustled into the top spot, easing past Ron Vandermeir as the 29-car field went three- and even four-wide behind him. Drivers continued to try and maneuver around America’s Legendary Oval as Holtz paced the tightening pack.

The leader fell off the pace a little on lap five and Wisconsin hotshoe Marv Flick closed up behind, peeking to the inside before Holtz slammed the door shut. Longtime series veteran Bobby Gutknecht took advantage of the track’s wide racing surface and utilized the high side to shoot past Flick for the bridesmaid’s position while Holtz extended his edge to five car lengths.

With lapped traffic coming into play, 1996 MASCS champion Mark Pluer powered past Gutknecht and the sliding Holtz for the lead and a traffic jam ensued in turn two. Seconds later, Holtz was turned into the backstretch retaining wall and Don Wood couldn’t avoid him, making contact as he spun in front of a majority of the field. Showing their driving skill, everyone managed to navigate around Wood’s stopped machine and the yellow waved with 13 laps in the books. Caution laps were counted after early afternoon rain showers delayed the racing program, and racing resumed with just nine laps to go.

FORT ATKINSON, Wis. (July 6, 2013) – Fifteen days will have elapsed between the Mid-American Stock Car Series last event at Jefferson Speedway and the time when they hit the track at the historic Milwaukee Mile. With just enough time to catch their breath, drivers and teams will be on track three out of four days this week.

On Monday Mid-American will begin a two-day event at the Mile as part of ARCAFest. Practice and qualifying will take place on Monday and the 30-lap feature will take place on Tuesday. Once teams put the wraps on Tuesday’s race they will be on the move to State Park Speedway in Wausau, Wis., Thursday. The tight quarter-mile truly will test the versatility of MASCS teams.

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