Fresh off a fifth-place finish Thursday night in the Wisconsin Challenge Series race at State Park Speedway, Gabe Sommers scored a career-high TUNDRA finish Saturday night at Marshfield Speedway. The 16-year-old driver brought home a second-place finish at the Marshfield, Wisconsin track rounding out a successful weekend of racing.
“It feels good to bring home two top-five finishes, it makes a difference when we can run up front,” said Sommers. “The car was just great tonight and hopefully we can take this to Milwaukee.”
“It was a really solid weekend with Gabe and the GSR team,” said his Wimmer Motorsports Crew Chief Chris Wimmer. “Gabe’s feedback continues to get better and better and he knows what he needs out of his cars. I was very impressed with the job he did at Marshfield on Saturday and when you can put together back to back top-five finishes that’s a good weekend.”
Sommers was able to work his way into the second position in the TUNDRA Series race at Marshfield, but the gap to leader Eugene Gregorich Jr. was too big to overcome over the final laps.
“We were going pretty hard there, but if there was a caution, we would have been able to race him for the lead and maybe win the thing,” said Sommers.
Next-up for the Plover, WI driver is his first ever trip to the Milwaukee Mile. The ARCA Midwest Tour is bringing racing back to the prestigious racetrack for the first time in four years for the Father’s Day 100. At only 16 years old, Sommers has never seen the racetrack, let alone raced there.
“It gives me confidence coming off of our strong run at Marshfield because it is flat like Milwaukee,” said Sommers. “Even though the speeds are really different, we had a really good turning car. I’m just going to try and watch as much video as I can and hopefully, we can start off running in the right grove and work on the car and my driving and just knowing where to drive since I’ve never seen the place.”
Sommers will have practice on Saturday at the Milwaukee Mile followed by additional practice on Sunday with qualifying at 11:00am and racing at 1pm. Fans who cannot make it to the Milwaukee Mile for the event can watch live on Speed51.com