2017 Jefferson Speedway Schedule

 

Shaun Scheel Charges to Win

 

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, June 10, 2017) Shaun Scheel of Lake Mills used a late race pass to net the lead and score the win in the Triana’s Trophy Case 50 lap Late Model feature on Saturday night. The win marks Scheel’s first feature victory of the young 2017 season at Wisconsin’s Action Track as he looks to increase his lead in the point standings.

Dylan Schuyler and Cody Erdmann paced the stout field of drivers to the green flag. Erdmann held the advantage as they completed lap one with Schuyler still flanking him to the inside. Erdmann began to edge forward, finally clearing for sole possession of first on lap five. But two laps later, Schuyler charged back under Erdmann, drawing even once again. The time Schuyler stuck his nose out front, eventually clearing for the top spot on lap ten. Erdmann tried to crossover and get back next to Schuyler, but when that didn’t work, he settled in line behind Schuyler while Don Gaserude and Stephen Scheel fought for third behind them. Gaserude moved into third alone, and by lap 20 the top three began to break away from the pack slightly. Shaun Scheel got to fourth and began to run down the leaders until a caution on lap 30 slowed the action when Steve Dobbratz made hard contact with the turn three wall, ending his evening. As racing resumed, Scheel went to work on Gaserude, stealing the third spot on lap 32 with Kody Hubred in tow for fourth. With 15 laps to go, Scheel drew even with Erdmann for second, clearing a lap later and bringing Hubred along for third. Scheel began to pressure Schuyler as the laps ticked away. On lap 45, Scheel dove under the leader while Hubred watched closely from third. Schuyler and Scheel raced side by side as Scheel inched forward. With three laps to go, Scheel slid out front while Hubred tried to follow past Schuyler. Scheel hung on to the top spot as the checkers flew with Hubred edging out Schuyler for second. Erdmann finished fourth followed by Luke Westenberg in fifth.

Building on his second place finish from a week ago, Beloit’s Robert Hansberry Jr picked up the win in the 30 lap Sportsman main event. Dustin Ward grabbed the early lead from the outside of row one with Josh Madell quickly up to second. Jay Kalbus moved into third behind them on lap two and went right to work on Madell for the runner up position. Kalbus drove under Madell on lap four, clearing for second a lap later as they raced off turn two. Kalbus continued forward, pulling even with Ward on lap six. By lap seven, Kalbus was out front alone while Hansberry entered the top five. Hansberry picked his way through the top five, gaining second on lap 11. Hansberry set his sights on Kalbus, peeking low through turns three and four on lap 12. When that didn’t work, Hansberry charged to the high side as he looked to draw even with Kalbus. The duo raced door to door off turn four on lap 13 as Hansberry began inching ahead. After a five lap battle, Hansberry moved out front and began to stretch his advantage over Kalbus. At the checkers, it was Hansberry for the win followed by Kalbus, Chris Chenoweth, Bobby Selsing and Tony Ciano.

Devon Dixon of Janesville scored the win in the 20 lap International feature event. Joe Cross and Noah Pankow lead the field to green with Pankow taking the initial lead. Ashley Smith and Josh Marx followed in second and third respectively. Pankow, Smith and Marx began to fight for the top spot on lap four as they exited turn four. When this happened, the field bunched up behind them, forcing some to check up. The incident ended when Mike Lambert drove very hard into the turn two wall for force the sole caution of the race. Lambert’s evening was over as he needed to be checked over by emergency personnel. Once racing resumed, Pankow moved back to the lead with Marx now racing up to second. Marx quickly drove by Pankow to secure the lead with Dixon in his tracks for second. Dixon wasted little time behind Marx, drawing even and moving past on lap eight. Dixon began to pull away slightly while Marx tried to hold off Neil Higgins for second. In the closing laps, Dixon began to show smoke from his machine. But he was able to get to the checkers to pick up the win with Higgins, Mark English, Marx and Pankow rounding out the top five.

Fort Atkinson’s Chris Gottschalk captured the 15 lap Road Warrior feature event. Richie Nelson led early from the pole with Craig Henning up to second. On lap three, Henning motored by Nelson to take over the top spot with Gottschalk in his tracks for second. Gottschalk began looking to the high side of Henning on lap five, finally pulling alongside on lap eight. Gottschalk slid forward, taking control of the lead on lap 11 as they raced into turn one. Bryan Gottschalk got by Henning for second as well, but Chris was the first across the stripe to get the win. Henning was third followed by Bill Reynolds and Merek Pankow.

Tyler Deporter of Fort Atkinson scored the win in the 15 lap Bandit feature event. CJ Hemiller took the lead on lap one with Cade Watters running second. DJ Smith joined the battle at the front on lap four, taking second from Watters. On lap five, contact between Smith and Hemiller resulted in Hemiller spinning as they raced into turn three. Smith inherited the top spot with Deporter and Chad Olds moving up to battle for second. On lap nine Deporter, Smith and Olds raced three wide into turn one with Deporter emerging as the leader. Jeremy Bredeson slipped into second and tried to challenge Deporter, but was unable to make a pass. At the checkers, it was Deporter for the win followed by Bredeson, Smith, Olds and Bill Kohn.

Kolton Guralski of Wausau captured the 15 lap Bandolero feature event. After an early caution on lap one, Logan Taylor took the early lead with Robbie Rucks and Anna Malouf battling for second. Rucks moved forward next to Taylor, clearing for the lead on lap four. Karter Stark followed into second with Guralski up to third. Stark and Guralski slipped by Rucks on lap six as Guralski began to size up the new leader. On lap nine, Guralski drove to the high side of Stark, pulling alongside as they raced for the lead. As they raced off turn two on lap ten, Guralski moved his machine out front and began to pull away. Guralski cruised to the checkers with Stark, Rucks, Jevin Guralski and Malouf completing the top five.

Next Saturday, June 17, is a full racing program sponsored by CR Construction. The Legends will join the program as the Sportsmen have the evening off. Time trials begin at 5pm with racing at 7pm. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18. Please visit jeffersonspeedway.com for more information.

 

JEFFERSON SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY

Late Model-

Feature Results- 1) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  2) Kody Hubred, Cambridge  3) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  4) Cody Erdmann, Horicon  5) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  6) Don Gaserude, Fort Atkinson  7) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge  8) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson  9) Kyle Chwala, Jefferson  10) Jacob Nottestad, Utica  11) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills  12) Noel Ramge, Helenville  13) John Ovadal Jr, Watertown  14) Ed Wolff III, Watertown  15) Steve Dobbratz, Rio  16) Jordan DeVoy, Lake Geneva  17) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills  18) Michael Grueneberg, Madison

Fast Qualifier- Jason Erickson—14.225 seconds

Last Chance- Kyle Smith, Michael Grueneberg, Ed Wolff III, Noel Ramge

Heat Winners- 1) Lincoln Keeser  2) Ed Wolff III  3) John Ovadal Jr

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit  2) Jay Kalbus, Watertown  3) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  4) Bobby Selsing, Johnson Creek  5) Tony Ciano, Janesville  6) Josh Madell, Mayville  7) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  8) Jason Thoma, Jefferson  9) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  10) Tim Coley, Madison  11) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  12) Dan Schmidt, Farmington  13) Dan Silberhorn, Fond du Lac  14) Bryce Miller, Columbus  15) Ed Jackson, Madison  16) Jake Biever, Janesville  17) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton

Fast Qualifier- Robert Hansberry Jr—14.850 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Dan Schmidt  2) Jay Kalbus

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) Devon Dixon, Janesville  2) Neil Higgins, Watertown  3) Mark English, Edgerton  4) Josh Marx, Dousman  5) Noah Pankow, Jefferson  6) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  7) Brandon DeLacy, Stoughton  8) Jason Uttech, Watertown  9) Chris Jackson, Jefferson  10) Ashley Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  11) Jamie Kohn, Madison  12) Mike Lambert, Fort Atkinson

Fast Qualifier- Mike Lambert—15.952 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Jamie Kohn  2) Mike Lambert

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  2) Bryan Gottschalk, Jefferson  3) Craig Henning, Helenville  4) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  5) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  6) Richie Nelson, Evansville  7) Jason Uttech, Watertown  8) AJ Accardi, Madison  9) Brandt Nicholson, Jefferson  10) Leroy Gronert, Jefferson  11) Jeff Senky, Janesville

Fast Qualifier- Chris Gottschalk—16.692 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Jason Uttech  2) Bryan Gottschalk

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  2) Jeremy Bredeson, Deforest  3) DJ Hill, Watertown  4) Chad Olds, Whitewater  5) Bill Kohn, Madison  6) Cade Watters, Sun Prairie  7) Barrett Hummelmaier, Beaver Dam  8) Bart Brockman, Rockford (IL)  9) Josh Lenz, Lake Mills  10) Brett Carson, Fort Atkinson  11) CJ Hemiller, Watertown

Fast Qualifier- Chad Olds—14.313 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Cade Watters  2) Bart Brockman

 

Bandolero-

Feature Results- 1) Kolton Guralski, Wausau  2) Karter Stark, Marshall  3) Robbie Rucks, Deerfield  4) Jevin Guralski, Wausau  5) Anna Malouf, Rhinelander  6) Chase Wangsness, Jefferson  7) Emma Hunstiger, Helenville  8) Logan Taylor, Watertown  9) Michael Guderski, Markesan  10) Kaeden Wangsness, Jefferson  11) Keagen Benz, Wausau  12) Alex Hartwig, Portage

Fast Qualifier- Alex Hartwig—14.270 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Anna Malouf  2) Kolton Guralski 

Photo By: Mark Melchiori

 

Jacob Nottestad Wins First Career Feature      

      

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, June 3, 2017)                  As lightning flashed in the distance, the thunder roared on Wisconsin’s Action Track as the best drivers in the area put on a show. When the dust settled after the River’s Edge Market 50 lap Late Model main event, it was Utica’s Jacob Nottestad standing tall. The 16 year old pilot held off a hard charging Casey Johnson and lead every lap to capture his first career victory in Jefferson Speedway’s premier division.

Seth Reamer and Nottestad brought the field to green as Nottestad grabbed control on the opening circuit. Michael Grueneberg and Luke Westenberg moved up to into a battle for second on lap one with Shaun Scheel watching from fourth. Westenberg took over the second spot on lap three as Scheel tried to follow past Grueneberg. Scheel grabbed third on lap five with Zack Riddle in tow for fourth. Scheel began to apply heavy pressure to Westenberg while Nottestad increased his lead over the pack. Scheel got under Westenberg on lap seven as they battled for second. After a four lap fight, Scheel took over the runner up position with Westenberg falling back into a side by side war for third with Riddle. Riddle moved past Westenberg before the first of three cautions waved on lap 18 for a spinning Noel Ramge. As racing resumed, Riddle went to work on Scheel for second while Nottestad continued to show the way. The second yellow waved on lap 24 when Kody Hubred and Dale Nottestad got together sending Hubred around on the exit of turn two. Riddle was scored in second behind Jacob Nottestad for the restart with Scheel in third. As racing resumed, Riddle took a shot on the inside of Nottestad for the lead. The pair of drivers made slight contact forcing both to check up briefly. This allowed Scheel to get back by Riddle for second while Nottestad maintained his lead. Jason Erickson followed around Riddle with Casey Johnson in his tracks for fourth. The top five began to break away from the field as they ran nose to tail until lap 40. With ten laps remaining, Johnson went to the high side of Erickson looking to steal third. But one lap later, Riddle made contact to the rear of Erickson resulting in Erickson spinning off turn two to force the final caution of the race. The field took the green once again with nine laps to go. Johnson quickly went to work on Scheel for second, diving under him on lap 44 and clearing for the position with six to go. Johnson began to reel in Nottestad as the laps ticked away. Johnson began to apply heavy pressure to the leader in the final three laps. As they raced into turn three one final time, Johnson peeked under Nottestad. But the rookie, Nottestad kept the three time champion at bay as they flew past the checkers. It was Nottestad for the win with Johnson settling for second. Shaun Scheel finished third with Westenberg and Stephen Scheel rounding out the top five.

In Sportsman action, Jefferson’s Jason Thoma took the lead early in the 30 lap feature event and drove away to get the victory. Terry Wangsness and Rick Coppernoll paced the field to green with Wangsness taking the initial lead. Thoma moved into second just before the sole caution of the event slowed the pace on lap two. Once racing resumed, Thoma charged alongside Wangsness, clearing for the top spot on the exit of turn four. Thoma began to stretch his advantage while Chris Chenoweth moved up to battle Wangsness for second. Chenoweth cleared for second as Wangsness began to fall off the pace. Mark Deporter and Robert Hansberry Jr moved up to third and fourth respectively on lap four. Hansberry got by Deporter on lap eight as he pulled up behind Chenoweth looking for second. The duo battled door to door on lap 11, with Hansberry taking over the second position two laps later. Hansberry spent the remainder of the race trying to close the gap on Thoma at the front. But Thoma remained in control as he crossed the stripe first to score the win. Hansberry was second followed by Bobby Selsing, Chenoweth and Deporter.

Edgerton’s Mark English charged to the front of the 20 lap International feature event and drove away to get the win. Jamie Kohn, Joe Cross and Noah Pankow raced three wide on the opening lap for the lead with Kohn emerging with the spot. After an early yellow on lap two, Kohn returned to the lead with English quickly up to second. On lap three. English dove under Kohn as they raced into turn one. English moved out front down the back stretch with Kohn dropping back to second and Ashley Gottschalk in third. By the halfway point of the race, English was enjoying a straightaway lead as Josh Marx made his way up to the second spot. Mike Lambert and Neil Higgins joined Marx as the three drivers fought for second. But at the front, it was English in complete control as he saw the checkers first to get the win. Marx won the battle for second with Lambert, Higgins and Jason Uttech completing the top five.

Whitewater’s Lucas Buckingham led every lap of the 25 lap Hobby Stock feature en route the picking up the victory. Starting alongside Chuck Egli, Buckingham took control on lap one with Egli back to second. But Egli wasn’t ready to go away just yet as he fought back on the inside of Buckingham on lap three. While the duo raced wheel to wheel, a caution slowed their pace on lap seven with Jon Benninger spun in turn one. Buckingham restarted as the leader with Egli in second and Jimmie Robinson in third. As racing resumed, Chester Williams charged up to the second spot behind Buckingham with Phil Wuesthoff in tow for third. AJ Lloyd entered the top five around the midway point of the race as he began his charge towards the front. On lap 15, Lloyd drove to the high side of Wuesthoff, looking for third. Lloyd moved past Wuesthoff and alongside Williams with nine laps remaining. Williams and Lloyd waged an intense battle for the second position while Buckingham watched them in his rear view mirror. Buckingham stayed out front all the way to the checkered flag to pick up his first win of the season. Lloyd beat Williams to the line to finish second with Jim Tate Jr and Wuesthoff rounding out the top five.

Merek Pankow of Jefferson scored the win in the 15 lap Road Warrior feature event. Anthony Accardi took the early lead on lap one with Pankow already up to second. Pankow motored past Accardi on lap two to take over the top spot while Craig Henning, Bill Sweeney and Accardi raced three wide for the second spot. Henning and Sweeney emerged side by side for second  while Pankow continued to lead the way. Chris Gottschalk joined the fight for second as the laps wound down. But Pankow remained in control all the way to the checkers to pick up his first feature win in the division. Sweeney came home with second followed by Chris Gottschalk, Henning and Bryan Gottschalk.

Madison’s Bill Kohn captured the 15 lap Bandit feature event. Matt Weber and Tyler Edmundson brought the field to green with Weber taking the lead into turn one. CJ Hemiller raced past Weber as they exited turn two. Weber got sideways down the backstretch ending with his mount sliding into the infield to force the sole caution of the race. Hemiller and Edmundson restarted on the front row with Hemiller grabbing control as the green waved once again. Kohn drove to the outside of Hemiller on lap three, taking over the top spot a lap later. DJ Hill moved past Hemiller to grab second on lap six with Chad Olds following into third. Olds used the outside lane to draw even with Hill while Kohn pulled away. Kohn cruised to the checkers from there to get the win with Hill holding on to finish second. Olds was third followed by Hemiller and Bart Brockman.

Next Saturday, June 10, is a full program of racing sponsored by Triana’s Trophy Case including the return of the Bandoleros. Time trials begin at 5pm with racing at 7pm. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18. Please visit jeffersonspeedway.com for more information.

 

JEFFERSON SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY

Late Model-

Feature Results- 1) Jacob Nottestad, Utica  2) Casey Johnson, Edgerton  3) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  4) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  5) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills  6) Kody Hubred, Cambridge  7) Steve Dobbratz, Rio  8) Ed Wolff III, Watertown  9) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge  10) John Ovadal Jr, Watertown  11) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson  12) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  13) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek  14) Noel Ramge, Helenville  15) Zack Riddle, Oregon  16) Cody Erdmann, Horicon  17) Tyler Peterson, Lake Geneva  18) Seth Reamer, Beaver Dam

Fast Qualifier- Casey Johnson—14.266 seconds

Last Chance- Steve Dobbratz, Jerry Eckhardt, Ed Wolff III, Tyler Peterson

Consi- Lincoln Keeser, Ed Kubicz

Heat Winners- 1) Tyler Peterson  2) Steve Dobbratz  3) Noel Ramge

Best Appearing Car Contest Winner- Shaun Scheel

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Jason Thoma, Jefferson  2) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit  3) Bobby Selsing, Johnson Creek  4) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  5) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  6) Tony Ciano, Janesville  7) Jay Kalbus, Watertown  8) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  9) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  10) Dan Schmidt, Farmington  11) Rick Coppernoll, Stoughton  12) Ed Jackson, Madison  13) Josh Madell, Mayville  14) Jake Biever, Janesville  15) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson  16) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton 

Fast Qualifier- Robert Hansberry Jr—14.909 seconds

Last Chance- Dustin Ward, Boyd Eichelkraut, Jake Biever, Ed Jackson

Heat Winners- 1) Dustin Ward  2) Josh Madell  3) Bobby Selsing

Best Appearing Car Contest Winner- Dustin Ward

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) Mark English, Edgerton  2) Josh Marx, Dousman  3) Mike Lambert, Fort Atkinson  4) Neil Higgins, Watertown  5) Jason Uttech, Watertown  6) Ashley Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  7) Noah Pankow, Jefferson  8) Chad Olds, Whitewater  9) Dylan Scott, Rio  10) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie   11) Chris Jackson, Fort Atkinson  12) Jamie Kohn, Madison

Fast Qualifier- Mike Lambert—16.012 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Jamie Kohn  2) Mark English

Best Appearing Car Contest Winner- Josh Marx

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater  2) AJ Lloyd, Loves Park (IL)  3) Chester Williams, Waukesha  4) Jim Tate Jr, Doylestown  5) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  6) Kenny Storkson, Indianford  7) Brandon Riedner, Waunakee  8) Robby Robinson, Orfordville  9) Chuck Egli, Columbus  10) Jared Vike, Sussex  11) Dan Snyder, Madison  12) Jon Benninger, Windsor  13) Jim Wolf, Watertown  14) Jim Robinson, Beloit  15) Brandon Angileri, Beloit  16) Korey Bengsch, Fond du Lac 

Fast Qualifier- AJ Lloyd—15.955 seconds

Last Chance- Jon Benninger, Jim Wolf, Korey Bengsch, Brandon Riedner

Heat Winners- 1) Jim Wolf  2) Jared Vike  3) Brandon Angileri

Best Appearing Car Contest Winner- Kenny Storkson

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  2) Bill Sweeney, Lake Mills  3) Chris Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  4) Craig Henning, Helenville  5) Bryan Gottschalk, Jefferson  6) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  7) Anthony Accardi, Madison  8) Mark Dewey, Janesville  9) Brandt Nicholson,   10) Leroy Gronert, Jefferson

Fast Qualifier- Chris Gottschalk—16.644 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Merek Pankow  2) Bryan Gottschalk

Best Appearing Car Contest Winner- Craig Henning

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Bill Kohn, Madison  2) DJ Hill, Watertown  3) Chad Olds, Whitewater  4) CJ Hemiller, Watertown 5) Bart Brockman, Rockford (IL)  6) Cade Watters, Sun Prairie  7) Jeremy Bredeson, Deforest  8) Tyler Edmundson,   9) Matt Weber, Whitewater  10) Josh Lenz, Lake Mills

Fast Qualifier- Jeremy Bredeson—14.404 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Josh Lenz  2) Cade Watters

Best Appearing Car Contest Winner- Chad Olds

 

Ovadal Returns to Victory Lane

 

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, May 13, 2017) Former Late Model track champion, John Ovadal Jr of Watertown, made a triumphant return to the Jefferson Speedway victory lane on Saturday night. The win marks Ovadal’s first feature victory in several seasons at Wisconsin’s Action Track.

Don Gaserude and Stephen Scheel paced the field to green with Scheel taking the early lead on lap one of the B&M Electric 50. An early caution on lap two for a spinning Steve Dobbratz bunched up the field for the restart with Scheel out front, Gaserude in second and Ovadal in third. On the restart, Ovadal slipped by Gaserude to claim second and set his sights on Scheel. Ovadal began to apply heavy pressure to the leader on lap seven as he looked to the inside lane to make his move. The duo made contact on several occasions with Scheel holding the advantage. Another caution on lap 13 slowed the action when Kody Hubred spun after contact with Michael Grueneberg. As racing resumed, Ovadal went back to work on Scheel for the top spot while Shaun Scheel, Jason Erickson and Dale Nottestad raced into the top five. After another yellow flag on lap 20, Ovadal dove under Scheel one more time, this time making it stick. After a brief side by side battle, Ovadal moved into control of the point on lap 29 with the Scheel brothers now waged in a war for the second position. One final caution period slowed the pace on lap 38, but Ovadal stayed strong out front to capture the win. Stephen Scheel held off his brother, Shaun to come home with second. Erickson and Nottestad rounded out the top five.

Serenity Concepts sponsored the Sportsman Challenge consisting of twin 25 lap feature events. The first feature got under way with Joe Shelby surrendering the lead to Tony Ciano on the opening lap. Jay Kalbus followed into second with Mark Deporter up to third. Deporter quickly got by Kalbus on lap four as Ciano and he began to break away from the rest of the pack. Deporter spent the remainder of the race trying to reel in Ciano, but was unable to do so. At the end of feature number one, it was Ciano for the win followed by Deporter, Josh Madell, Robert Hansberry Jr and Jason Thoma.

The second feature saw Jim Taylor take the initial lead on lap one from the outside of the front row. Chris Chenoweth raced up to second with Bobby Selsing in tow for third. Selsing motored past Chenoweth on lap six with Thoma in his tracks. On lap 11 the winner of the first feature, Tony Ciano, experienced a flat tire and was forced to pull off the racing surface ending his chance at the overall title. On lap 14, Selsing made his move on Taylor at the front, diving under the leader as they raced off turn two. A lap later, Selsing was out front and pulling away while Thoma took a turn racing with Taylor for second. Thoma made the pass on lap 16, but was unable to catch Selsing at the front. At the checkers, it was Selsing for the win followed by Thoma, Taylor, Hansberry and Chenoweth. Jefferson’s Thoma combined finishes of fifth and second to claim the overall title.

 Neil Higgins of Watertown claimed the 20 lap International feature event. Josh Rusch and Joe Cross led the field to green with Cross taking the early lead. Jason Uttech followed into second with Higgins in his tracks. Higgins drove under Uttech on lap three as they pulled up behind Cross. Higgins slid forward under Cross on lap four, clearing for first a lap later. Higgins began to stretch his lead while Josh Marx and Mark English moved into the top three. English got by Marx on lap 14 as he tried to close in on the leader. Tom Berens made a late race push towards the front, getting past English with two laps to go. But Higgins flew past the checkers first to score the win followed by Berens, English, Mike Lambert and Marx.

AJ Lloyd of Loves Park, IL, made it two feature wins in a row after claiming the 25 lap Hobby Stock main event. Brandon Angileri took the point on lap one from the pole with Jared Vike dropping into second. The leaders remained nose to tail through two cautions on lap nine and lap 15. After the second yellow, Jim Robinson drove to the outside of Vike to pick up second with Lloyd in tow for third. Lloyd quickly went to work on Robinson to move into the runner up spot and set his sights on Angileri. Lloyd began to stalk the leader as the laps wound down. Lloyd took to the outside of the leader on lap 21. But one lap later, Angileri began to show heavy smoke from his machine forcing a caution and ending his evening. This handed the lead over to Lloyd, which he held over the final three circuits to get the win. Robinson was second followed by Chester Williams, Phil Wuesthoff and Vike.

Chris Gottschalk of Fort Atkinson grabbed his second straight feature win after capturing the 15 lap Road Warrior event. Bill Reynolds led early from the outside of the front row. Craig Henning slid up to second and went to work on Reynolds on lap two. By lap three, Henning was out front with Bill Sweeney trying to follow into second. Gottschalk joined the battle up front on lap five. Gottschalk got by Sweeney on lap six and pulled up behind Henning a couple laps later. With three laps remaining, Gottschalk motored past Henning to take over the top spot and cruise to the checkers for the win. Henning was second with Sweeney, Merek Pankow and Reynolds completing the top five.

Karter Stark of Marshall took top honors in the Bandolero 12 lap feature event. Stark fired into the lead on lap two after passing Michael Guderski. Stark began to stretch his advantage as Anna Malouf moved up to the second spot. Malouf spent the remainder of the race trying to reel in Stark at the front. But Stark was too fast to catch as he cruised to the checkers for the win. Malouf was second followed by Alex Hartwig, Keegan Kehoe and Kolton Guralski.

Next Saturday, May 20, is a full program including the Legends and the Best Appearing Car Contest. Time trails begin at 5pm with racing at 7pm. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18. Please visit jeffersonspeedway.com for more information.

 

 

JEFFERSON SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY

Late Model-

Feature Results- 1) John Ovadal Jr, Watertown  2) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills  3) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  4) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson  5) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge  6) Noel Ramge, Helenville  7) Cody Erdmann, Horicon  8) Don Gaserude, Fort Atkinson  9) Kody Hubred, Cambridge  10) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  11) Jacob Nottestad, Utica  12) Steve Dobbratz, Rio  13) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  14) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek  15) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills  16) Ed Wolff III, Watertown  17) Lincoln Keeser, Johnson Creek  18) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson

Fast Qualifier- Dale Nottestad—14.248 seconds

Last Chance- Luke Westenberg, Kyle Smith, Ed Wolff III, Lincoln Keeser

Heat Winners- 1) Lincoln Keeser  2) Ed Wolff III  3) Noel Ramge

 

Sportsman-

Feature #1 Results- 1) Tony Ciano, Janesville  2) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  3) Josh Madell, Mayville  4) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit  5) Jason Thoma, Jefferson  6) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  7) Bobby Selsing, Johnson Creek  8) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  9) Joe Shelby, Neenah  10) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson  11) Jay Kalbus, Watertown  12) Dan Schmidt, Farmington  13) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  14) Scott Hoeft, Watertown  15) Dan Silberhorn, Fond du Lac  16) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton  17) Ed Jackson, Madison

Feature #2 Results- 1) Bobby Selsing, Johnson Creek  2) Jason Thoma, Jefferson  3) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  4) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit  5) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  6) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  7) Josh Madell, Mayville  8) Jay Kalbus, Watertown  9) Joe Shelby, Neenah  10) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  11) Scott Hoeft, Watertown  12) Dan Silberhorn, Fond du Lac  13) Ed Jackson, Madison  14) Dan Schmidt, Farmington  15) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton  16) Tony Ciano, Janesville  17) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson

Overall Finish- 1) Jason Thoma  2) Bobby Selsing  3) Robert Hansberry Jr  4) Mark Deporter  5) Josh Madell

Fast Quallifier- Jason Thoma—14.880 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Tony Ciano  2) Robert Hansberry Jr

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) Neil Higgins, Watertown  2) Tom Berens, Slinger  3) Mark English, Edgerton  4) Mike Lambert, Fort Atkinson  5) Josh Marx, Dousman  6) Seth Green, Janesville  7) Jamie Kohn, Madison  8) Jason Uttech, Watertown  9) Josh Rusch, Fort Atkinson  10) Adam Schook, Palmyra  11) Ashley Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  12) Noah Pankow, Jefferson  13) Dylan Scott, Rio  14) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie

Fast Qualifier- Seth Green—15.891 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Adam Schook  2) Neil Higgins

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) AJ Lloyd, Loves Park (IL)  2) Jim Robinson, Orfordville  3) Chester Williams, Waukesha  4) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  5) Jared Vike, Sussex  6) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater  7) Kenny Storkson, Indianford  8) Dan Snyder, Madison  9) Robby Robinson, Orfordville  10) Jon Benninger, Windsor  11) Chuck Egli, Columbus  12) Jordan Egli, Columbus  13) Brandon Angileri, Beloit  14) Dylan Buckingham, Whitewater  15) Jessica Breunig, Columbus  16) Korey Bengsch, Fond du Lac

Fast Qualifier- Dan Snyder—15.871 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Brandon Angileri  2) Kenny Storkson

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  2) Craig Henning, Helenville  3) Bill Sweeney, Lake Mills  4) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  5) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  6) AJ Accardi, Madison  7) Mark Dewey, Janesville  8) Brant Nicholson, Stoughton  9) Bryan Gottschalk, Jefferson  10) Rickie Nelson, Stoughton

Fast Qualifier- Chris Gottschalk—16.649 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Bill Reynolds  2) Craig Henning

 

Bandolero-

Feature Results- 1) Karter Stark, Marshall  2) Anna Malouf, Wausau  3) Alex Hartwig, Portage  4) Keegan Kehoe,   5) Kolton Guralski, Wausau  6) Jevin Guralski, Wausau  7) Logan Taylor,   8) Robbie Rucks, Deerfield  9) Michael Guderski,   10) Emma Hunstiger, Helenville  11) Mason Milcott,  12) Kaeden Wangsness, Jefferson

Fast Qualifier- Kolton Guralski—14.603 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Anna Malouf  2) Kolton Guralski

Casey Johnson Claims Season Opener

 

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, May 6, 2017)                  Three time Jefferson Speedway Late Model track champion, Casey Johnson of Edgerton, added to his long list of feature victories at the 2017 season opener at Wisconsin’s Action Track. Starting from the outside of row two, Johnson quickly surged to the front of the field and drove away to capture the Serenity Concepts 50 lap feature on a cool evening in south central Wisconsin.

Steve Dobbratz and Shaun Scheel paced the field to green to kick off the new season of racing in the premier division at Jefferson Speedway. Scheel held the advantage at the completion of lap one with Dobbratz still flanking him on the inside. Scheel cleared for sole possession of the lead on lap three as Johnson quickly filled the high side lane above Dobbratz. A lap later, Johnson moved past Dobbratz and drew even with Scheel at the front of the field. Johnson took over the point on lap five as Scheel dropped back to second with Dobbratz still running third. Kody Hubred began to challenge Dobbratz on lap six. But contact between the duo on lap ten sent Dobbratz spinning into turn one to force the first of two cautions in the 50 lap feature event. As racing resumed, Johnson began to stretch his advantage over the field with Scheel still in second. John Ovadal and defending champ Dale Nottestad moved up to third and fourth respectively on lap 11. The pair of pilots began to wage an intense battle for third while Johnson continued to show the way. The leaders raced through one more yellow flag on lap 32, but Johnson remained in control as he cruised to the checkers for the win. Scheel finished second with Ovadal, Nottestad and Jason Erickson rounding out the top five.

Janesville’s Tony Ciano grabbed the win in the 30 lap Sportsman main event. Ciano and Jay Kalbus led the field to green as they battled for control. The pair of drivers waged a seesaw battle over the course of the opening laps with Robert Hansberry Jr watching closely from third. Finally, on lap 13, Ciano gained control of the top spot with Hansberry moving up to challenge Kalbus for second. Two laps later, Hansberry was up to second as he tried to begin closing the gap on Ciano at the front. But Ciano was too strong as he stayed in control on his way to the checkers for the win. Hansberry was second followed by Kalbus, Michael Giloman and Jason Thoma.

Mark English of Edgerton charged to the front of the 20 lap International feature to score the victory. Joe Cross and Josh Rusch made up the front row at the start with Rusch holding the advantage in the opening laps. With Rusch leading, Adam Schook moved up to battle Cross for second with English already up to fourth. On lap five, Schook moved into second with English in his tracks for third. English charged past Schook on lap six and set his sights on Rusch at the front. One lap later, English drove under Rusch as they raced into turn one. English was clear for the top spot before the completion of lap seven as he began to pull away. Jamie Kohn found his way to second with Neil Higgins coming along for third on lap 13. Higgins made a late race pass to net the second position, but English was already well on his way to picking up the win. Higgins finished second followed by Kohn, Rusch and Schook.

In Hobby Stock action, it was AJ Lloyd of Loves Park, IL, scoring the 25 lap feature win. Jim Wolf took the early lead on lap one with Lucas Buckingham up to second. Buckingham drove under Wolf on lap two as they raced into turn three. On the following circuit, Wolf slowed with problems handing the top spot to Buckingham with Phil Wuesthoff now up to second and Lloyd in third. Lloyd began to look to the high side of Wuesthoff for second on lap seven. But Wuesthoff held his ground and began to challenge Buckingham for the lead on lap ten. Wuesthoff drew even with Buckingham, clearing on lap 12 to take over the lead. Lloyd followed into second and began to size up the new leader. Lloyd decided to try to high side once again, this time pulling alongside Wuesthoff with six laps remaining. After a brief battle, Lloyd slid into the lead on lap 21 and drove off the capture the win. Wuesthoff was second with Chester Williams, Jim Tate Jr and Buckingham completing the top five.

Fort Atkinson’s Chris Gottschalk completed the clean sweep on the evening in the Road Warrior division by claiming top honors in qualifying and winning the 15 lap feature as well as his heat race. After a caution on the opening lap, Richie Nelson and AJ Accardi brought the field to green with Gottschalk already up to third. Gottschalk flew into the lead on lap two with Merek Pankow following into second a lap later. Another caution on lap four slowed the pace and set up a restart with Gottschalk on the inside of Pankow. But as racing resumed, Gottschalk fired back into the lead as he raced unchallenged the rest of the way to get the win. Pankow settled for second followed by Bill Reynolds, Nelson and Accardi.

Watertown’s DJ Hill picked up the win in the 15 lap Bandit feature event. CJ Hemiller and Hill got the racing started from the front row with Hemiller taking the initial lead. Hill stayed close as the cars at the front of the field began to bump and bang. The contact resulted in Hemiller spinning as they entered turn three on lap seven. Following the caution, Hill and Chad Olds led the field back to green as they battled door to door for the top spot. Hill held the advantage while Olds trying to hold off Jeremy Bredeson for second. As they raced across the stripe to finish the event, it was Hill still clinging to the lead with Bredeson nipping Olds at the line for second. Jared Pinnow was fourth with Kade Watters in fifth.

Next Saturday, May 13, is a full program of racing with Late Models, Sportsman, Internationals, Hobby Stocks, Road Warriors and Bandoleros. It is also round one of the Sportsman Challenge with twin 25 lap feature events. Time trials begin at 5pm with racing at 7pm. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18. Please visit jeffersonspeedway.com for more information.

 

 

JEFFERSON SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY

 

Late Model-

Feature Results- 1) Casey Johnson, Edgerton  2) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  3) John Ovadal, Watertown  4) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge  5) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson  6) Don Gaserude, Fort Atkinson  7) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  8) Jacob Nottestad, Utica  9) Kody Hubred, Cambridge  10) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  11) Steve Dobbratz, Rio  12) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek  13) Scott Patrick, Dousman  14) Cody Erdmann, Horicon  15) Ed Wolff III, Watertown  16) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills  17) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  18) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills

Fast Qualifier- Dale Nottestad—14.094 seconds

Last Chance- Kyle Smith, Ed Wolff III, Scott Patrick, Dylan Schuyler

Heat Winners- 1) Tyler Peterson  2) Luke Westenberg  3) Shaun Scheel

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Tony Ciano, Janesville  2) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit  3) Jay Kalbus, Watertown  4) Michael Giloman, Northfield (MN)  5) Jason Thoma, Jefferson  6) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson  7) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  8) Josh Madell, Mayville  9) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  10) Shawn Evans, Kenyon (MN)  11) Rick Coppernoll, Stoughton  12) Bryce Miller, Columbus  13) Cody Houseweart, Machesney Park (IL)  14) Scott Hoeft, Watertown  15) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  16) Bobby Selsing, Johnson Creek

Fast Qualifier- Bobby Selsing—14.623 seconds NEW TRACK RECORD

Last Chance- Bryce Miller, Cody Houseweart, Shawn Evans, Scott Hoeft

Heat Winners- 1) Shawn Evans  2) Mark Deporter  3) Jason Thoma

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) Mark English, Edgerton  2) Neil Higgins, Watertown  3) Jamie Kohn, Madison  4) Josh Rusch, Fort Atkinson  5) Adam Schook, Palmyra  6) Mike Lambert, Fort Atkinson  7) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  8) Ashley Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  9) Noah Pankow, Jefferson  10) Dustin Yanke, Fort Atkinson  11) Seth Green, Janesville  12) Jason Uttech, Watertown

Fast Qualifier- Mark English—15.930 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Seth Green  2) Jamie Kohn

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) AJ Lloyd, Loves Park (IL)  2) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  3) Chester Williams, Waukesha  4) Jim Tate Jr, Doylestown  5) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater  6) Chuck Egli, Waterloo  7) Kenny Storkson, Indianford  8) Brandon Angileri, Beloit  9) Jared Vike, Sussex  10) Dylan Buckingham, Whitewater  11) Jon Benninger, Windsor  12) Korey Bengsch, Fond du Lac  13) Jordan Egli, Columbus  14) Dan Snyder, Madison  15) Jessica Breunig, Columbus  16) Jim Wolf, Watertown

Fast Qualifier- AJ Lloyd—15.822 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Lucas Buckingham  2) Kenny Storkson

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  2) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  3) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  4) Rickie Nelson, Evansville  5) Anthony Accardi, Madison  6) Mark Dewey, Janesville  7) Brant Nicholson, Stoughton  8) Bryan Gottschalk, Helenville  9) Brandon DeLacy, Stoughton

Fast Qualifier- Chris Gottschalk—16.480 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Brandon DeLacy  2) Chris Gottschalk

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) DJ Hill, Watertown  2) Jeremy Bredeson, Deforest  3) Chad Olds, Whitewater  4) Jared Pinnow, Jefferson  5) Cade Watters, Sun Prairie  6) Bill Kohn, Madison  7) CJ Hemiller, Watertown  8) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  

Fast Qualifier- Chad Olds—14.258 seconds

Heat Winner- CJ Hemiller