Erding's Top 100: Racers Günter Krzizok – Bavaria Grass Track King | Landkreis Erding

Günter Krzizok is for many football fans in the district of a term. But the Erdinger was also one of the best Grass - and dirt-track drivers of his time. Erdi

Erding's Top 100: Racers Günter Krzizok – Bavaria Grass Track King | Landkreis Erding

Günter Krzizok is for many football fans in the district of a term. But the Erdinger was also one of the best Grass - and dirt-track drivers of his time.

Erding–The most people who have known Günter Krzizok, will remember him as a football player and official – as a player of FC Finsing, football-in-chief of the TSV Erding and FC long geisling, referee, umpire, game, head men's and youth or as a youth coach. Few people know that the former detective chief superintendent who died in 2009 at the age of 77 years, also has a Motorsport past. He was one of the best Grass - and dirt-track drivers of his time, he also played a very successful road races and really good in the terrain was.

+ rival of the racetrack: Georg Scharl thinks back often to the previous competitions.©Birgit Lang

Like Georg Scharl (85) recalls his common racing time with Günter Krzizok, for hours, he could spill some beans. "Günter was in Bavaria and Swabia is the Best," he says, without envy, and recognizing, even though he was always going to be a competitor. Krzizok was no world Cup, just a normal race, "but he was a grass track champion. A higher title, it was not with us.“ With the sand rail he had not had more opportunities, "because Günter was there often," the Taufkirchener. "He was a natural, friendly and honest person. A young guy and a poor dog, as we do,“ but he had, in Hans Maier Neufinsing a very good friend who had recognized his Talent.

workshop was the second at home

Hans Maier (Born 1933) and Günter Krzizok (1932) were two that liked each other right off the bat. "Mia was fit'n zwoa grode, wuide dog, of hod," says Hans Maier, the uncle of the later four-times dirt-track world champion Karl Maier. Krzizok came in 1945 with his mother and two siblings as a war refugee from upper Silesia to Neufinsing. "With us in the workshop and smithy was always something going on, and there was always something to eat," recalls Hans Maier, whose father, Karl, the "blacksmith Karl", sold since 1928 motorcycles. "Since it has pleased the Günter on the first try."

Hans Maier, who was already an avid hobbyists and screwdrivers, up Krzizok its first motorcycle. "He went black in the doctrine that was not approved," he says, laughing. The apprenticeship as an electrical engineering company completed Krzizok at the company Kirmeyer in Erding. After graduating in 1951, he went to the police, but the engine's fever had gotten the best of him for a long time.

In each curve, with both feet on the pedals

Together, the two inseparable Neufinsinger friends made the tracks in Bavaria and Swabia uncertain. "Shortly after the war, was allowed to be on horse racetracks hazards," says Hans Maier and remembers the race in Straubing, Germany, Mühldorf, and Munich – "in the BBM-Stadion am Oberwiesenfeld". But it is not only Sand and grass track races were announced, including road racing and Motocross, off-road and reliability rides like "Around middle Swabia" in 1954, the "ride through the Bavarian mountains", 1955 or "Heavy Swabian off-road ride" in Aalen, Germany, in 1955.

"Günter has mastered his machine, he had told in each curve, both feet on the pedals", Scharl. "When he first was at the Start, then in the second round. He was to all of us is simply superior.“ And then the Material was there. The NSU Max was technically been better than his Horex, notes Scharl. "The was located from the rack was better. The had bought the Günter from Forster, George, a haulage contractor from Sulding“ – a Cousin of his future wife.

"You must have steam test"

+ Best friend: Hans Maier, were here in front of his trophy Cabinet, and Günter Krzizok inseparable.©Wolfgang Krzizok

Hans Maier also made it, from the 250 CC engine, the full PS-performance out, "As we drove even the 500cc of it," he says, laughing. "I have been in countless training sessions at NSU in Neckarsulm, which has paid off," he tells us, gave his expertise to his buddy far.

But also physically they were in top shape. "You must have test steam," says Maier. To do this, he had hung a thick rope to a crane, with the then, at home, in the yard, various strength exercises were made.

In the case of the so-called "were racing" had met Krzizok and Scharl. When Adlberger market in Taufkirchen, in Baustarring and in Velden, it was "mainly on the grass track over the meadows and the shear-pile," said Scharl, laughing.

No were to race

+ the winner: Günter Krzizok, the mid-1950s, after a success in Kempten, Germany.©Private

All of the participants drove without a permit, until it was banned by the ADAC. This does not, however, was with the race circuit. "Then, licences have been organised. We only need a medical Check. The only restriction was that we were no were to race.“ A drove Krzizok and Maier but then – the "Great price of Baustarring" in 1959, in which both absahnten, but then by the ADAC prompt for three months, were locked out. For Hans Maier, it was his last race, he concentrated from then on – as planned – on business. He graduated in Bielefeld, the master's examination, later took over the business and turned it into the two car dealerships (Audi, VW, Skoda) in Erding and Neufinsing.

Krzizok remained – in the truest sense of the word – continue in the race. Holzkirchen, Furstenfeldbruck, Memmingen, Tacherting, Kempten, Miesbach, Krumbach, Eggenfelden, Ruhpolding, Fürstenfeldbruck, Bräunlingen, Dießen and Augsburg were just some of the stations, where he went on to win. Of the 20 000 spectators were there, sometimes only with straw bales secured route, "and the bales were hard as concrete," says Hans Maier. The paddock was a temporary stand, at the Start of the cord was clamped, with a Flag was waved to the Start "It was all very primitive, but we fought' til you drop," recalls Scharl. For the victory, there were mostly 60 marks, the second 30 and the third 20 or 15 marks. "But the most Important thing the cups were," says the 85-Year-old.

Severe fall ended career

Each driver was a single fighter, but none of them jealous. Despite the competition on the racetrack, you would have understood each other well, and a lot of Gaudi had, especially after the victory ceremonies, which is always found in a restaurant instead, where later a dance was. "The Krzizok, the Rötzer, the Andronik and I, we were umschwanzelt always dirndls," said Scharl, laughing. "They all wanted to burn an autograph from the Krzizok, with his black hair and always brown." He was also a decent guy who took advantage of his chances with the woman of the world, and drove in the evening of his wife's home. He had been accepted as an athlete and police officer of all the better, I really enjoyed a different View "and was educated as we are farmer boys," said Scharl. "Nevertheless, he was with us beinand."

+ The last race: 1962 Günter Krzizok (l.) crashed in Miesbach hard and ended his career.©Karl Gebhardt

2. September 1962 was a fateful day. The grass track was a race in Miesbach during the workout in the morning, Rupert Gnadl – a police colleague of Krzizok – is killed in an accident. In the afternoon, when the race was Krzizok in the finals in Front, as a tracker, Dieter Dauderer with his front wheel the rear wheel of the Leading touched. Both crashed horribly. "I was only allowed to tent to the first aid station, and as I was then to him, and he was lying with staring, I'll never forget," says Günter Krzizoks wife, Lotte. "When he had recovered from his severe concussion, and the bruises, I asked him to stop, let alone because of our son, who was at that time, scarce four years old".

So ended Günter Krzizok his racing career and went on to complete the football. His passion to motorcycles, but he's not lost. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the "Large price of Hofstarring" he brought his old NSU bike of that time to Run again and donated it to the Museum in Thal, including its original-leather suit with a helmet. And until his death, he was from April to October, with his BMW 100 RS on the road. This machine is now on the other side of the road from Autohaus Hans Maier Neufinsing – in the space of an exhibition by Karl Maier.

Birgit Lang and Wolfgang Krzizok

Updated Date: 15 June 2020, 05:35

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