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Johnson Claims Autism Awareness Feature

 

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, August 30, 2014)         Casey Johnson of Edgerton charged to the front of the pack to claim the lead and the victory in the Race for Autism Awareness 50 lap Late Model feature on Saturday night. With his latest feature win, Johnson leads the way with five victories in Jefferson Speedway’s premier division.

                Michael Grueneberg and Stephen Scheel led the field to green with Scheel holding a slight advantage to lead lap one. Grueneberg stuck his nose ahead of Scheel to lead the second lap, pulling his mount into sole possession of the top spot in turns three and four. Brandon Pendleton slipped by Scheel to gain the second spot with Scheel dropping into a battle for third with Trent Erdman. Erdman claimed third on lap ten as the leaders lined up single file and began to separate themselves from the rest of the pack. The first of two cautions waved on lap 20 when Dylan Schuyler and Chris Quam made contact with each other sending both cars hard into the backstretch wall and ending their evenings. Racing resumed with Johnson now lurking in the fifth position as he launched his trek through the top five. Johnson got by Erdman for third on lap 27 and pulled up behind Pendleton looking for second. Johnson stole the runner up spot from Pendleton just before the second and final caution of the race waved on lap 31 for a multiple car melee in turns three and four. As the green flew once again. Johnson began to shadow the leader, Grueneberg. Lap after lap Johnson searched for an opening to make a pass for the lead. Slight contact between the two entering turn one on lap 43 opened the door to Johnson to make his move. Drawing even on lap 44, Johnson completed the winning pass as they exited turn four. Grueneberg made one attempt to fight back, but Johnson had him covered as he cruised to the checkers to get the win. Grueneberg finished second followed by Pendleton, Erdman and Shaun Scheel.

                In Sportsman action, Mark Deporter stated his case in the fight for the 2014 championship by dominating the 30 lap feature event. Tony Ciano took the initial lead on lap one with Deporter and Seth Lootans battling for second behind him. Deporter claimed the position just before Lootans spun to bring out the caution on lap three. As racing resumed, Deporter began to peek to the low side of Ciano, drawing alongside on lap six. Deporter cleared a lap later as he opened up a large lead. Robert Hansberry Jr motored through the top five up to third by lap 18. Two laps later, Hansberry got past Ciano for second and began trying to reel in the leader. Hansberry chipped away slowly at Deporter’s advantage, but ran out of laps as Deporter saw the checkers first for the win. Hansberry settled for second with Ciano, Kody Hubred and Steven Sauer rounding out the top five.

                Waupun’s Seth Reamer used a late race pass for the lead to capture the 20 lap International feature event. Dan Birkett led lap one from the outside of row one with Joe Cross up to second on lap two. Mike Lambert took the second spot away from Cross on lap four with Reamer in tow for third. Lambert drove under Birkett on lap six, claimed the point on lap eight with Reamer still in his tracks for second. Reamer began searching for a way around the new leader while Chris Chenoweth pulled into third. On lap 13, Reamer got a good run under Lambert as they entered turn one. After a brief side by side battle, Reamer took over the top spot on lap 17 and never looked back on his way to the win. Lambert came home second followed by Chenoweth, Birkett and John Handeland.

                Whitewater’s Lucas Buckingham picked up his first career Hobby Stock feature victory as he and his brother made up the one-two finish of the 25 lap feature event.  Boyd Eichelkraut and Jared Vike paced the field to green with Vike taking the early lead on lap one. The sole caution of the raced waved on lap two when Dustin Ward slid across the front stretch and into the sand pile on the infield. As racing resumed, Lucas Buckingham drove to the outside for third and then took second from Eichelkraut in the same manner on lap four. Lucas Buckingham crossed over to the bottom and pulled alongside Vike looking to lead with Dylan Buckingham now up to third. Lucas cleared for the top spot on lap nine bringing along his younger brother, Dylan , for second. Cody Buchs made his way up to third by lap 15 as he began to apply pressure to Dylan for second. Dylan was up to the challenge as he kept Buchs in his rear view mirror while his brother showed the way out front. At the checkers, it was the brother’s Buckingham with the one-two finish with Lucas getting the win. Dylan was second followed by Buchs, Bobby Selsing Jr and AJ Lloyd.

                Bill Sweeney of Edgerton won the 20 lap Road Warrior main event. Jeff LeFave led early with Bryan Gottschalk in second. After a caution on lap five, Sweeney drove around the outside of Gottschalk to claim second. Sweeney dove to the bottom of the racing surface as he drew even with LeFave on lap seven. Sweeney cleared for the lead with Chris Gottschalk following into second a lap later. Gottschalk spent the remainder of the race trying to catch the new leader, but to no avail as Sweeney flew past the checkers first to get the win. Gottschalk was second with Craig Henning, Bryan Gottschalk and Matt Melchiori rounding out the top five.

                Waterloo’s Kyle Stark completed the sweep in the Bandit division by claimed fast time in qualifying, winning his heat race and claiming the 20 lap feature event. Noah Pankow led lap one from the outside of row one with Adam Schook in second. After a caution on lap seven, Dave Schmidt began battling with Schook for second while Pankow continued to lead. Stark joined the battle for the second spot, making it a three wide affair on lap nine. Stark claimed the position a lap later and charged up behind Pankow. Stark made his move on lap 12, drawing even and making the winning pass a lap later. Point leader Nick Schmidt made his way up to second by lap 17, but Stark was already well on his way to the win. Schmidt finished second followed by Pankow, Brian Cook and Dave Schmidt.

                Next Saturday, September 6, is Havill Spoerl Season Championship Night. A full program of racing in all six divisions is on tap as we crown our 2014 track champions. Time trials begin at 5pm with racing at 7pm. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18. Please visit www.jeffersonspeedway.com for more information.

 

Jefferson Speedway Race Summary

 

Late Model-

Feature Results- 1) Casey Johnson, Edgerton  2) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  3)  Brandon Pendleton, Helenville  4) Trent Erdman, Fort Atkinson  5) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  6) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  7) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge  8) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson  9) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills  10) Dave Edwards, Salem  11) Steve Dobbratz, Rio  12) Craig Phillips, Edgerton  13) Roger Behlke, Jefferson  14) Tony Koepke, Jefferson  15) Kyle Chwala, Lake Mills  16) Jason Schuler, Cambridge  17) Chris Quam, Stoughton  18) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson

Fast Qualifier- Casey Johnson—14.562 seconds

Consi- Mike Ehde, Shawn Gunsolus, Joe Wendorf

Last Chance- Craig Phillips, Roger Behlke, Dave Edwards, Kyle Chwala

Heat Winners- 1) Gary Krueger  2) Tyler Peterson  3) Shaun Scheel  4) Dylan Schuyler

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  2) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit  3) Tony Ciano, Janesville  4) Kody Hubred, Utica  5) Steven Sauer, Waterloo  6) Jim Tate Jr, Deforest  7) Jay Kalbus, Whitewater  8) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson  9) Jason Thoma, Jefferson  10) Will Rece, Stoughton  11) Jeff Schultz, Elkhorn  12) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  13) Adam Bleskan, Menomonee Falls  14) Michael Gilomen, Northfield (MN)  15) Tim Coley, Madison  16) Dan Schmidt, Farmington  17) Mike Storkson, Evansville  18) Seth Lootans, Kenosha

Fast Qualifier- Steven Sauer—15.299 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Mike Storkson  2) Mark Deporter

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) Seth Reamer, Waupun  2) Mike Lambert, Madison  3) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  4) Dan Birkett, Jefferson  5) John Handeland, Belleville  6) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  7) Jason Uttech, Watertown  8) Neil Higgins, Watertown  9) Keith Bell, Brodhead  10) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  11) Chandale Swartout,   12) Aaron Randel, 

Fast Qualifier- Seth Reamer—16.295 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Dan Birkett  2) Mike Lambert

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater  2) Dylan Buckingham, Whitewater  3) Cody Buchs, Mazomanie  4) Bobby Selsing Jr, Edgerton  5) AJ Lloyd, Loves Park (IL)  6) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  7) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson  8) Jared Vike, Sussex  9) Wayne Buchs, Mazomanie  10) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton  11) Justin Kumbier, Juneau  12) Jim Wolf, Watertown  13) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  14) Chester Williams, Waukesha  15) Bill Bush, Jefferson

Fast Qualifier- Bobby Selsing Jr—15.718 seconds

Heat Winners-1) Wayne Buchs  2) Phil Wuesthoff

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Bill Sweeney, Edgerton  2) Chris Gottschalk, Jefferson  3) Craig Henning, Helenville  4) Bryan Gottschalk, Jefferson  5) Matt Melchiori, Milwaukee  6) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson  7) Kenny Storkson, Evansville  8) Tom Dorn, Fort Atkinson  9) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  10) Brandon DeLacy, Fort Atkinson  11) Chad Olds, Whitewater  12) Don Goergeson Jr,   13) Scott Hoeft, Watertown 14) Tadd Douglas, Jefferson

Fast Qualifier- Bill Sweeney—16.686 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Tom Dorn  2) Chris Gottschalk

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Kyle Stark, Waterloo  2) Nick Schmidt, Oak Creek  3) Noah Pankow, Jefferson  4) Brian Cook, Janesville  5) Dave Schmidt, Cudahy  6) Adam Schook, Whitewater  7) Josh Marx, Dousman  8) Jamie Kohn, Madison 9) Jeremy Bredeson, Columbus  10) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  11) Dennis Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  12) Trent Rueth, Jefferson  13) Lyle Phillips, Edgerton  14) Mike Bleecker, Lake Mills  15) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  16) Devon Dixon, Janesville  17) Brandon DeLacy, Fort Atkinson  18) Josh Lenz, Lake Mills  19) Josh Rusch, Cambridge  20) Chad Olds, Whitewater

Fast Qualifier- Kyle Stark—17.026 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Adam Schook  2) Dave Schmidt  3) Kyle Stark

Nottestad Notches Another Victory

 

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, August 16, 2014)         As the 2014 season quickly winds toward a close, the point battles at Wisconsin’s Action Track become front and center. Dale Nottestad of Cambridge strengthened his case to repeat as Late Model track champion with a convincing win in the Cost Cutters Family Hair Care 50 lap feature event. The win marks Nottestad’s fourth visit to victory lane this season allowing him to extend his lead in the standings with just three weeks of point racing left.

                Bruce Lee and Craig Phillips paced the strong field of competitors to the green flag with Phillips taking the early lead down the backstretch on lap one. John Ovadal Jr followed into second with Brandon Pendleton in tow for third. Ovadal drove up alongside Phillips on lap five, clearing for the top spot a lap later with Pendleton still in his tracks for second. The leaders ran nose to tail while Michael Grueneberg charged into the top five. Grueneberg picked off positions, slipping by Pendleton for second on lap 13. Two laps later, Grueneberg and Ovadal were side by side for the lead while Nottestad was already knocking on the door to enter the top three. Grueneberg completed the pass on Ovadal to take over the top spot on lap 16. Nottestad followed under Ovadal for second a lap later as he set his sights on the new leader. As the duo passed the stripe to complete the halfway point of the race, Nottestad motored under Grueneberg entering turn one. After a brief battle, Nottestad claimed the point on lap 26 and began to check out from the rest of the field. Nottestad cruised to the checkers from there to get the win with Grueneberg hanging on to finish second. Rounding out the top five were Casey Johnson, Dylan Schuyler and Shaun Scheel.

                A thrilling finish to the 30 lap Sportsman feature saw Jefferson’s Jason Thoma sitting in victory lane. Adam Bleskan led early with Tim Coley creeping up to his inside. Coley grabbed the lead with Jay Kalbus following into second just before the sole caution of the race appeared on lap three. As racing resumed, Kalbus began to apply heavy pressure to Coley for the top spot, drawing even on lap five and clearing a lap later. Meanwhile, Thoma, who was forced to the pit area for repairs following the caution, restarted on the tail of the field and was charging through the pack at a rapid pace. Thoma found himself all the way up to third by lap 17 as he continued to close in on the leaders. Thoma got past Coley for second on lap 21 and drove up behind the leader, Kalbus. Thoma began to search for a way around Kalbus, making several attempts at a pass using the low groove through turns three and four. But each time Kalbus would get momentum off turn four and slam the door entering turn one. Thoma zeroed in one final time as the duo passed under the white flag. As they raced into turn three, Kalbus dropped to the bottom of the racing surface to block Thoma. Thoma fired to the outside of Kalbus this time, drawing even as they exited turn four. Thoma won the drag race to the stripe by inches to claim the win with Kalbus settling for second. Mark Deporter, Robert Hansberry Jr and Coley completed the top five.

                Another exciting feature finish ended with John Handeland of Belleville in victory lane following the 20 lap International main event. Merek Pankow took command on lap one while Keith Bell and Josh Lenz battled for second behind him. Pankow held the lead through an early caution as Handeland made his way next to Bell looking for second. Handeland cleared for the position on lap 15 and began to close on Pankow at the point. With two laps remaining, Handeland drove to the outside of Pankow looking to pass. The pair of drivers flew past the white flag door to door to start the final lap. Handeland gained a slight advantage down the backstretch and into turn three. As they raced toward the checkered flag, contact forced Handeland to begin to spin as he crossed the stripe first sideways to score the victory. Pankow finished a close second followed by Bell, Chris Chenoweth and Mike Lambert.

                Phil Wuesthoff of Beaver Dam dominated the 20 lap Hobby Stock feature event to pick up the win. Jeff LeFave and Jim Wolf brought the field to the green flag. On lap one. Wuesthoff dropped to the low side and drove up next to LeFave and Wolf in a three wide fight for first. Wuesthoff took control of the lead on lap two. Ken Scott followed into second with Dustin Ward on his tail for third. Ward worked past Scott on lap six and began to close in on Wuesthoff at the front. Ward caught the leader on lap ten and began to search for a lane to the front. But Wuesthoff was up to the challenge as he kept Ward in his rear view mirror to see the checkers first and get the win. Ward was second followed by Bobby Selsing Jr, Scott and Dylan Buckingham.

                Bill Sweeney of Edgerton claimed the 20 lap Road Warrior feature event. Tom Dorn held the early lead from the pole while Craig Henning and Sweeney made their way to the front. Henning worked past Brandon DeLacy for second on lap seven with Sweeney on his bumper for third. On lap nine, Henning drove under Dorn looking to lead. Sweeney charged up the middle in a three way fight for first. Sweeney took over the top spot on lap ten and drove away to pick up the win. Henning finished second followed by Bill Reynolds, Dorn and Matthew Melchiori.

                Jefferson’s Trent Rueth scored the victory in the 15 lap Bandit feature event. Noah Pankow led early from the pole with Dennis Wuesthoff up to second and Rueth right behind in third. Rueth drove around the outside of Wuesthoff to claim second and set his sights on Pankow at the front. Rueth dropped to the low side, drawing even with Pankow on lap five. Rueth cleared a lap later and immediately began to stretch his advantage. Devon Dixon made it up to second in the closing laps, but Rueth was already well on his to the checkers for the win. Dixon came home second followed by Pankow, Nick Schmidt and Brandon DeLacy.

                Next Saturday, August 23, is Autism Awareness Night with a full program of racing starting with time trials at 5pm and racing at 7pm sharp. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18. Please visit www.jeffersonspeedway.com for more information.

 

Jefferson Speedway Race Summary

Late Model-

Feature Results- 1) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge  2) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  3) Casey Johnson, Edgerton  4) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  5) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  6) John Ovadal Jr, Watertown  7) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson  8) Trent Erdman, Fort Atkinson  9) Noel Ramge, Helenville  10) Brandon Pendleton, Helenville  11) Craig Phillips, Edgerton  12) Kyle Chwala, Lake Mills  13) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek  14) Tyler Peterson, Lake Geneva  15) Andrew Kiedrowski, Union Grove  16) Jordan Devoy, Lake Geneva  17) Chuck Duncan, Milwaukee  18) Bruce Lee, Cambridge

Fast Qualifier- Casey Johnson—14.584 seconds

Consi- Chris Quam, Shawn Gunsolus

Last Chance- Chuck Duncan, Andrew Kiedrowski, Tyler Peterson, Jerry Eckhardt

Heat Winners- 1) Jake Vanoskey  2) Dave Edwards  3) Kyle Chwala  4) Brandon Pendleton

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Jason Thoma, Jefferson  2) Jay Kalbus, Whitewater  3) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  4) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit  5) Tim Coley, Madison  6) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  7) Seth Lootans, Kenosha  8) Steven Sauer, Waterloo  9) Tony Ciano, Janesville  10) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson  11) Tim Belz, Sun Prairie  12) Mike Storkson, Evansville  13) Adam Bleskan, Menomonee Falls  14) Roy O’Gorman, Lake In the Hills (IL)

Fast Qualifier- Mark Deporter—15.367 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Mike Storkson  2) Robert Hansberry Jr

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) John Handeland, Belleville  2) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  3) Keith Bell, Brodhead  4) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  5) Mike Lambert, Madison  6) Neil Higgins, Watertown  7) Jason Uttech, Watertown  8) Dan Birkett, Jefferson  9) Dave Lembke, Hubertus  10) Aaron Randle, Janesville  11) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  12) Josh Lenz, Lake Mills

Fast Qualifier- Chris Chenoweth—16.419 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Keith Bell  2) Neil Higgins

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  2) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  3) Bobby Selsing Jr, Edgerton  4) Ken Scott, Rio  5) Dylan Buckingham, Whitewater  6) Cody Buchs, Mazomanie  7) Chester Williams, Waukesha  8) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater  9) Jim Wolf, Watertown  10) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson  11) Kevin Henderson, Waterford

Fast Qualifier- Bobby Selsing Jr—15.844 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Phil Wuesthoff  2) Chester Williams

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Bill Sweeney, Edgerton  2) Craig Henning, Helenville  3) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  4) Tom Dorn, Fort Atkinson  5) Matthew Melchiori, Milwaukee  6) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson  7) Chris Gottschalk, Jefferson  8) Chad Olds, Whitewater  9) Tadd Douglas, Jefferson  10) Scott Hoeft, Watertown  11) Kenny Storkson, Evansville  12) Brian Gottschalk, Jefferson  13) Brandon DeLacy, Fort Atkinson

Fast Qualifier- Bill Sweeney—16.692 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Jeff LeFave  2) Brian Gottschalk

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Trent Rueth, Jefferson  2) Devon Dixon, Janesville  3) Noah Pankow, Jefferson  4) Nick Schmidt, Oak Creek  5) Brandon DeLacy, Fort Atkinson  6) Josh Marx, Dousman  7) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  8) Dennis Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  9) Adam Schook, Whitewater  10) Chad Olds, Whitewater  11) Sueter Bennett, Franksville  12) Tara Belz, Sun Prairie  13) Robert Taylor, Wind Lake  14) Matt Rusch, Cambridge

Fast Qualifier- Nick Schmidt—17.269 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Adam Schook  2) Trent Rueth

Scheel Shines at Jefferson Speedway

 

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, August 09, 2014)         Shaun Scheel of Lake Mills benefitted from an early caution to take over the top spot in the Serenity Concepts 50 lap Late Model main event. Scheel held off a heavy challenge late in the race to capture the victory, his first of the 2014 season.

                John Ovadal Jr and Bruce Lee paced the field to green with Ovadal grabbing early control on lap one. Tory Bagley moved past Lee to claim second on lap two and began to challenge Ovadal at the front. Contact between the two competitors on lap three resulted in Ovadal spinning in turn two to force the caution. Both drivers were relegated to the rear for the restart handing the lead over to Scheel with Lee in second and Chris Quam third. The leaders raced single file as racing resumed while Dylan Schuyler began making his way into the top five. Point leader Dale Nottestad, as well as Casey Johnson, weren’t far behind as they battled for position in the top ten. Schuyler made his way to third on lap 13 with Nottestad and Johnson following into the top five a few laps later. Another caution on lap 23 erased Scheel’s advantage and closed the leaders back up as they headed into the second half of the feature event. As racing resumed, Schuyler drew even with Lee for second allowing Scheel to slip away again. Schuyler eventually claimed the second spot on lap 35 with Nottestad and Johnson in tow. Nottestad quickly went to work on Schuyler with Scheel continuing to show the way. Nottestad and Johnson got past Schuyler just before the yellow waved again on lap 43. As racing got back underway with seven laps to go, Johnson slipped by Nottestad for second and pulled up behind Scheel on the point. One final caution with five laps remaining set up a shootout to the finish. But Scheel had the field covered despite a serious challenge from Johnson in the closing laps. At the checkers, it was Scheel for the win followed by Johnson, Nottestad, Schuyler and Jason Erickson.

                Fort Atkinson’s Mark Deporter charged to the front of the 30 lap Sportsman feature and drove away to claim the win. Adam Bleskan led lap one from the pole with Mike Storkson still to his outside. Bleskan cleared for sole possession on lap two with Tony Ciano creeping up on his low side. Ciano fired past Bleskan on lap three and immediately began to open up a large advantage. Meanwhile, Deporter found himself in second by lap seven as he looked to close on Ciano who was already enjoying a big lead. Deporter chipped away at Ciano’s lead as the duo continued to distance themselves from the rest of the field. On lap 16, Deporter caught Ciano, diving to his inside as they entered turn one. A lap later, Deporter owned the top spot as he drove away to get the win. Ciano finished second with Jason Thoma, Jay Kalbus and Robert Hansberry Jr rounding out the top five.

                Madison’s Mike Lambert captured the 20 lap International feature event. Merek Pankow grabbed the early lead from the pole on lap one with Keith Bell right behind in second. Bell found himself in a battle for that second spot on lap seven when Lambert charged alongside. Lambert moved into second on lap eight and began to close on Pankow at the front. Lambert pulled up to Pankow’s rear bumper on lap 13, drawing even and clearing a lap later. Pankow fell back into a great battle for second with Seth Reamer and Chris Chenoweth. But Lambert showed the way over the final laps to see the checkers first for the win. Reamer was second followed by Chenoweth, Pankow and Bell.

                Bobby Selsing Jr of Edgerton won the 25 lap Hobby Stock main event. Justin Thomas and Ed Wolff, III battled for control of the lead as the green flew over the field. Thomas cleared for first on lap two as the battle for second raged behind him. Lucas Buckingham used the high groove to charge into second on lap six. Buckingham stayed to the outside , drawing even with Thomas on lap nine and clearing for the top spot a lap later. After a caution on ten, Selsing moved past Thomas to claim second and set his sights on Buckingham out front. Another caution on lap 16 pulled Selsing up to Buckingham’s rear bumper with only nine laps left. On the restart, Selsing drove under Buckingham entering turn three. After a brief battle, Selsing moved out front with Buckingham falling into a battle for second with Cody Buchs. Selsing raced through one final caution with five laps to go to pick up the win. Buckingham held on to finish second followed by AJ Lloyd, Buchs and Dylan Buckingham.

                Jefferson’s Chris Gottschalk claimed the 20 lap Road Warrior feature event. Jeff LeFave and Brandon DeLacy battled side by side from the front row as the racing got underway. Bill Reynolds pulled into third on lap three with the battle for the lead still unsettled in front of him. On lap five, Reynolds split the two leaders as he raced up the middle trying to take over the point. Reynolds accomplished the feat on lap six bringing Gottschalk along for second. Gottschalk immediately began to challenge the new leader. On lap eight, Reynolds got loose entering turn one allowing Gottschalk to slip past for first. Reynolds tried to return the favor, but couldn’t make it happen as he got loose once again. Bill Sweeney drove into second and began to search for a way around Gottschalk. But Gottschalk kept Sweeney at bay to see the checkers first for the win. Sweeney was second with Craig Henning, Reynolds and Bryan Gottschalk completing the top five.

                Josh Marx of Dousman charged to the front of the 15 lap Bandit feature to claim the win. Steve Dobbratz led early from the outside of row one with Adam Schook up to second. Using the high groove, Marx drew even with Schook on lap four as they battled door to door for second. The duo began to close on Dobbratz as they continued to fight for position. On lap ten, Marx motored into second and drove to the low side of Dobbratz down the backstretch. Marx cleared for the lead exiting turn four and cruised to the checkers to get the win. Trent Rueth finished second followed by Schook, Dobbratz and Nick Schmidt.

                Next Saturday, August 16, is Cost Cutter’s Back to School Night with racing in all six divisions plus the school supply giveaway. Time trials begin at 5pm with racing at 7pm sharp. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18. Please visit www.jeffersonspeedway.com for more information.

 

Jefferson Speedway Race Summary

Late Model-

Feature Results- 1) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  2) Casey Johnson, Edgerton  3) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge  4) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  5) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson  6) Kyle Jarlsberg, Jefferson  7) Chris Quam, Stoughton  8) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills  9) Noel Ramge, Helenville  10) Greg Pawelski, Muskego  11) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  12) Tory Bagley, Stoughton  13) Bruce Lee, Cambridge  14) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  15) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek  16) Eric Connell, Fort Atkinson  17) Tyler Peterson, Lake Geneva  18) John Ovadal Jr, Watertown

Fast Qualifier- Casey Johnson—14.513 seconds

Last Chance- Eric Connell, Tyler Peterson, Jerry Eckhardt, Stephen Scheel

Heat Winners- 1) Kyle Taylor  2) Brandon Pendleton  3) Stephen Scheel 

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  2) Tony Ciano, Janesville  3) Jason Thoma, Jefferson  4) Jay Kalbus, Whitewater  5) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit  6) Adam Bleskan, Menomonee Falls  7) Steven Sauer, Waterloo  8) Tim Coley, Madison  9) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson  10) Mike Storkson, Evansville  11) Joe Shelby, West Bend  12) Peter Gillis, Watertown  13) Tim Belz, Sun Prairie  14) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  15) Jason Kubicz, Whitewater

Fast Qualifier- Steven Sauer—15.330 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Jason Kubicz  2) Mark Deporter

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) Mike Lambert, Madison  2) Seth Reamer, Waupun  3) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  4) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  5) Keith Bell, Brodhead  6) Jamie Shelley, Edgerton  7) Neil Higgins, Watertown  8) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  9) Dan Birkett, Jefferson  10) Jason Uttech, Watertown  11) John Handeland, Belleville  12) Aaron Randle, Janesville

Fast Qualifier- Chris Chenoweth—16.361 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Keith Bell  2) Joe Cross

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) Bobby Selsing Jr, Edgerton  2) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater  3) AJ Lloyd, Loves Park (IL)  4) Cody Buchs, Mazomanie  5) Dylan Buckingham, Whitewater  6) Jim Wolf, Watertown  7) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson  8) Jared Vike, Sussex  9) Kevin Henderson,  Waterford  10) Ricky Sanwick, Janesville  11) Justin Thomas, Fort Atkinson  12) Ed Wolff III, Clyman  13) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton  14) Emery Hayes, Fort Atkinson  15) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  16) Dustin Ward, Waterloo

Fast Qualifier- AJ Lloyd—15.865 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Ricky Sanwick  2) Cody Buchs

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk, Jefferson  2) Bill Sweeney, Edgerton  3) Craig Henning, Helenville  4) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  5) Bryan Gottschalk, Jefferson  6) Brandon DeLacy, Fort Atkinson  7) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson  8) Kenny Storkson, Evansville  9) Scott Hoeft, Watertown  10) Tom Dorn, Fort Atkinson  11) Chad Olds, Whitewater  12) Matthew Melchiori, Milwaukee  13) Don Georgeson, Madison  14) Brett Carson, Fort Atkinson

Fast Qualifier- Craig Henning—16.778 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Matthew Melchiori  2) Chris Gottschalk

 

Bandit-

Feature Results-  1) Josh Marx, Dousman  2) Trent Rueth, Jefferson  3) Adam Schook, Whitewater 4) Steve Dobbratz, Rio  5) Nick Schmidt, Oak Creek  6) Dennis Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  7) Dave Schmidt, Cudahy  8) Brandon DeLacy, Fort Atkinson  9) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  10) Sueter Bennett, Franksville  11) Noah Pankow, Jefferson  12) Robert Taylor, Wind Lake  13) Mike Bleecker, Lake Mills

Fast Qualifier- Trent Rueth—17.209 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Steve Dobbratz  2) Josh Marx

Westenberg a Winner at Jefferson Speedway

 

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, August 2, 2014)           Jefferson’s Luke Westenberg led every lap of the Benninger Concrete 50 lap Late Model feature en route claiming the victory. The win marked Westenberg’s first of the season at Wisconsin’s Action Track.

                Starting outside Kyle Smith on the front row, Westenberg grabbed control at the completion of lap one. Smith fell back into a battle with Tory Bagley for second with Zack Riddle and Brandon Pendleton fighting for fourth behind them. Bagley earned the second spot just before the first of three cautions waved on lap 11 when point leader Dale Nottestad spun in turns one and two. On the restart, Smith and Riddle began to race eachother for the third spot. Contact between the two resulted in Smith making very hard contact with the turn four wall to bring out the second caution and end his evening. Westenberg restarted as the leader once again with Bagley on his bumper in second and Pendleton now in third. The leaders raced single file for several laps while Chris Quam made his way up to third on lap 33. Contact between Pendleton and Shaun Scheel on lap 37 forced the third and final caution when Scheel spun in turns three and four. As racing resumed, Bagley took a shot at a pass for the lead as he dove under Westenberg entering turn one. Bagley couldn’t make the move stick allowing Westenberg to reclaim sole possession of the top spot while Quam moved up to challenge for second. Bagley got loose on lap 38 allowing Quam and Casey Johnson to slip past for second and third. Johnson began to challenge Quam for second, eventually taking the position with three laps remaining. But Westenberg stayed strong on the point to see the checkers first for the win. Johnson was second followed by Quam, Bagley and Trent Erdman.

                Jefferson’s Terry Wangsness got to the front of the 30 lap Sportsman feature early and raced off to get the win. Mike Storkson and Peter Gillis battled for the lead until Storkson took command on lap three with Wangsness in tow for second. Wangsness dropped to the low side and drew even with Storkson on lap six while Jason Thoma watched from third. Wangsness moved out front on lap seven when Storkson got loose and fell back into a battle with Thoma for second. Thoma took the spot on lap ten with Mark Deporter in his tracks for third. After a caution on lap 14, Wangsness continued to show the way with Thoma and Deporter right behind. The top three broke away from the rest of the pack as the laps wound down, but Wangsness had the group covered as he cruised to the checkers for the win. Deporter nipped Thoma in the closing laps for second with Tony Ciano and Storkson rounding out the top five.

                Seth Reamer of Waupun charged to the front of the International field to capture the 20 lap feature victory. Keith Bell led lap one with Merek Pankow pulling up behind him in second. Pankow drew even with Bell on lap four while Reamer and Joe Cross fought for third behind them. On lap five, Reamer continued forward into the three wide fight for first. Bell and Reamer emerged side by side until a caution on lap six slowed the pace. Bell and Reamer led the field back to green with Reamer rifling out into the lead on the restart. Cross followed into second with Chris Chenoweth behind him in third. Chenoweth got by Cross for second on lap ten, but Reamer was already enjoying a large advantage. The top two separated themselves from the pack with Reamer leading the way. Reamer cruised to the stripe for the win followed by Chenoweth, Cross, Jason Uttech and Bell.

                Cody Buchs of Mazomanie grabbed the win in the 25 lap Hobby Stock feature event. Jared Vike led lap one from the outside of the front row. Jeff LeFave and Dylan Buckingham battle for second behind them with Buckingham taking the spot on lap three. Buckingham dove to the low side of Vike on lap four and claimed the lead a lap later. Buchs followed in to second on lap six and began to challenge the new leader immediately. Buchs drew even with Buckingham on lap nine, taking command of the point one lap later. Buchs began to open up a healthy advantage over the field with Buckingham trying to stick close. But Buchs remained in control all the way to the checkers with Buckingham, Bobby Selsing Jr, Lucas Buckingham and Dustin Ward following him across the line to complete the top five.

                Jefferson’s Chris Gottschalk claimed the 20 lap Road Warrior feature race. Jeff LeFave led early with Scott Hoeft and Chad Olds battling for second behind him. Craig Henning and Hoeft made contact on lap four resulting in Hoeft coming to a stop on the backstretch for force the first of two cautions. LeFave led the field back to green with Olds and Henning following. Henning passed Olds for second on lap five and continued past LeFave a lap later to lead with Gottschalk in his tracks for second. Gottschalk began searching for a lane around the new leader. Gottschalk drove to the high side of Henning as they raced wheel to wheel for first with Bill Sweeney up to third behind them. As the laps ticked away, Henning and Gottschalk each tried to gain enough momentum to take control. A caution on lap 18 ended the side by side battle with Gottschalk scored as the leader on the restart. Gottschalk stayed out front for the final two circuits with Sweeney nipping Henning for second. Bill Reynolds was fourth with Kenny Storkson coming home in fifth.

                Trent Rueth of Jefferson claimed the 20 lap Bandit feature event. Noah Pankow and Adam Schook fought for control from the front row with Schook eventually taking the lead on lap three. Pankow tried to fight back on the high side while the battle for third raged behind him. Keith Erickson slipped under Schook on lap five as they battled three wide for the lead down the backstretch. Pankow was the odd man out as Erickson and Schook emerged door to door with Rueth looking to split the difference. Rueth drove right up the middle to fire into the lead on lap seven. Erickson moved into second on lap nine, but Rueth had the field covered to pick up the win. Erickson was second followed by Nick Schmidt, Schook and Josh Marx.

                Next Saturday, August 9, is a full program of racing as well as One on One Spectator Drags. It’s also Kids Bike Night with every kid having a chance to take home a brand new bike. Time trials begin at 5pm with racing at 7pm sharp. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18. Please visit www.jeffersonspeedway.com for more information.

               

 

 

Jefferson Speedway Race Summary

Late Model-

Feature Results- 1) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  2) Casey Johnson, Edgerton  3) Chris Quam, Stoughton  4) Tory Bagley, Stoughton  5) Trent Erdman, Fort Atkinson  6) Michael Grueneberg, Madison 7) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  8) John Ovadal Jr, Watertown  9) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek  10) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson  11) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge  12) Noel Ramge, Helenville  13) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  14) Zack Riddle, Stoughton  15) Brandon Pendleton, Helenville  16) Andrew Kiedrowski, Union Grove  17) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills  18) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills

Fast Qualifier- Jason Erickson—14.568 seconds

Consy- Tyler Peterson, Joe Wendorf

Last Chance- Stephen Scheel, Jerry Eckhardt, Andrew Kiedrowski, Michael Grueneberg

Heat Winners- 1) Tyler Peterson  2) Jerry Eckhardt  3) Dylan Schuyler  4) Chris Quam

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson  2) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  3) Jason Thoma, Jefferson  4) Tony Ciano, Janesville  5) Mike Storkson, Evansville  6) Seth Lootans, Kenosha  7) Steven Sauer, Waterloo  8) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  9) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit  10) Tim Coley, Madison  11) Peter Gillis, Watertown  12) Jay Kalbus, Whitewater  13) Roy O’Gorman, Lake In the Hills

Fast Qualifier- Steven Sauer—15.250 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Mark Deporter  2) Tony Ciano

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) Seth Reamer, Waupun  2) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  3) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  4) Jason Uttech, Watertown  5) Keith Bell, Brodhead  6) Neil Higgins, Watertown  7) Aaron Randle, Janesville  8) Trent Rueth, Jefferson  9) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  10) Mike Lambert, Madison  11) Dan Birkett, Jefferson

Fast Qualifier- Chris Chenoweth- 16.324 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Neil Higgins  2) Joe Cross

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) Cody Buchs, Mazomanie  2) Dylan Buckingham, Whitewater  3) Bobby Selsing Jr, Edgerton  4) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater  5) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  6) Chester Williams, Waukesha  7) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  8) AJ Lloyd, Loves Park (IL)  9) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson  10) Jim Wolf, Watertown  11) Jared Vike, Sussex  12) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton  13) Ed Wolff III, Janesville  14) Kevin Henderson, Waterford  15) Jordan Lamb, Fort Atkinson

Fast Qualifier- Dustin Ward—15.721 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Phil Wuesthoff  2) Cody Buchs

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk, Jefferson  2) Bill Sweeney, Edgerton  3) Craig Henning, Helenville  4) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  5) Kenny Storkson, Evansville  6) Brian Gottschalk, Jefferson  7) Chad Olds, Whitewater  8) Matthew Melchiori, Milwaukee  9) Tom Dorn, Fort Atkinson  10) Brandon DeLacy, Fort Atkinson  11) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson  12) Scott Hoeft, Watertown

Fast Qualifier- Bill Sweeney—16.550 seconds NEW TRACK RECORD

Heat Winners- 1) Tom Dorn  2) Craig Henning

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Trent Rueth, Jefferson  2) Keith Erickson, Columbus  3) Nick Schmidt, Oak Creek  4) Adam Schook, Whitewater  5) Josh Marx, Dousman  6) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  7) Brandon DeLacy, Fort Atkinson  8) Noah Pankow, Jefferson  9) Sueter Bennett, Franksville  10) Robert Taylor, Wind Lake

Fast Qualifier- Trent Rueth—17.239 seconds

Johnson Wins by Inches at Jefferson Speedway

 

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, July 26, 2014)                               

 

Casey Johnson of Edgerton has been a force to deal with each time he unloads his Late Model at Wisconsin’s Action Track this season.  That trend continued on Saturday night as Johnson overtook a strong performance by Jefferson’s Dylan Schuyler to nip him at the stripe for his fourth feature victory of 2014.

 

                Kyle Smith and Bruce Lee paced the field of 18 Late Models to begin the Cambridge Auto Repair and Sales 50 lap feature event. Lee took the initial lead entering turn one with Smith back to second. On lap three, Smith dove under Lee through turns one and two as they reignited their opening lap battle for the lead. Smith moved out front on lap six with Lee now in second and Brandon Pendleton up to third. On lap 17, racing slowed as the sole caution of the race waved for point leader Dale Nottestad and his flat right rear tire. As racing resumed, Dylan Schuyler began his trek through the top five as he drew even with Pendleton for third. Schuyler claimed the position on lap 27 with Johnson now on his rear bumper. On lap 31, Smith and Lee once again entered into a fight for first as they battled wheel to wheel. Lee retook the top spot on lap 32 with Schuyler trying to follow past Smith. Schuyler claimed second on lap 34 with Johnson in tow for third. On lap 36, Lee got loose entering turn one allowing Schuyler to pounce on the leader. After a brief battle, Schuyler moved into sole possession of the lead on lap 39 while Johnson continued to follow into second. Johnson began stalking the new leader as he searched for his opportunity to make a move. With four laps to go, Johnson charged under Schuyler trying to pull alongside. With two laps remaining, Schuyler and Johnson now fought door to door, each looking to gain the upper hand. As they raced off turn four one final time, Johnson held the slight advantage and held it as they flew past the checkers. Johnson claimed the win by inches over Schuyler with Lee, Smith and Zack Riddle rounding out the top five.

 

                Jim Tate Jr of Deforest made his second visit to Jefferson Speedway in 2014 and captured the 25 lap Sportsman main event. Adam Bleskan led early from the pole with Mark Deporter up to second. On lap three, Deporter charged under Bleskan to claim the lead a lap later with Terry Wangsness in tow for second. Jason Thoma followed into third a lap later with Tate on his rear bumper in fourth. Thoma and Tate got by Wangsness on lap eight as they continued to move to the front. Thoma drew even with Deporter on lap nine, overtaking the leader a lap later with Tate still in his tracks for second. On lap 11, Tate decided he was done following as the pulled even with Thoma into turn one. A lap later, Tate rocketed off turn two to claim the top spot with Thoma back to second. The leaders raced nose to tail through a caution on lap 15 with Tate remaining unchallenged on the point. At the checkers, it was Tate for the win followed by Thoma, Jay Kalbus, Wangsness and Deporter.

 

                Watertown’s Chris Chenoweth claimed the 20 lap International feature event. Joe Cross led on lap one from the front row with Peter Shelley in second. Chenoweth quickly entered the top five, finding himself in a battle for third with Neil Higgins on lap five. Chenoweth claimed third on lap six and second on lap nine as he looked to close on Cross at the front. Chenoweth pulled up to the leader’s rear bumper on lap 11, drawing even a lap later and clearing down the backstretch on lap 12. A caution on lap 14 set up a six lap shootout to the finish with the new double wide restarts for the International division. As racing resumed, Chenoweth fired back out into the lead as Cross tried to hang on to second. Chenoweth cruised to the checkers for the win with Cross winning a tight three way battle for second. Mike Lambert was third followed by John Handeland and Keith Bell.

 

                An exciting second half of the 25 lap Hobby Stock feature ended with Waterloo’s Dustin Ward in victory lane. Justin Kumbier and Justin Thomas battled door to door to open the action. Lucas Buckingham took to the high groove as he drove around the outside of Kumbier and Thomas to take over the lead on lap two. Cody Buchs followed Buckingham to second with Ward in his tracks for third on lap three. On lap six, Buchs drove under Buckingham, clearing for first two laps later with Ward in tow. Caution on lap ten slowed the action with Buchs still showing the way and Ward filling his rear view mirror. Ward launched his bid for the lead on the restart as he looked to the high side of Buchs. Ward drew even as they battled fender to fender. Buchs slipped back out front by himself on lap 18, but Ward used the crossover down the backstretch and into turn three as he now pulled alongside Buchs on the inside. Ward inched forward, clearing for the top spot with four laps to go. Buchs stayed close to the new leader, but Ward held him at bay to see the checkers first for the win. Buchs was second followed by Bobby Selsing Jr, Buckingham and AJ Lloyd.

 

                Watertown’s Bill Reynolds captured the 20 lap Road Warrior feature event. Tom Down led early with Matthew Melchiori peeking to his inside. After a brief battle with Melchiori, Dorn reclaimed possession of the lead with Reynolds up to third. Reynolds got past Melchiori for second on lap six as Chris Gottschalk joined him in third. Reynolds slipped under Dorn, claiming the lead on lap seven with Gottschalk in tow for second. Gottschalk began to apply heavy pressure to the new leader with Reynolds trying to hold him off. Gottschalk appeared to get a run several times, but Reynolds was able to hold him at bay. With two laps remaining, Gottschalk made one last attempt at a winning pass, but was unable to get the job done. At the checkers, it was Reynolds for the win with Gottschalk, Bill Sweeney, Craig Henning and Kenny Storkson completing the top five.

 

                Paul Reagles of Colgate led every lap of the 15 lap Bandit feature en route to the win. Starting from the pole, Reagles claimed the lead on lap one with Adam Schook up to second and Josh Marx in third. Marx stole second from Schook on lap six with Nick Schmidt trying to follow into third. Marx and Schmidt battled for second in the closing laps, but Reagles was well on his way to grabbing the win. Schmidt came home second followed by Marx, Trent Rueth and Tyler Deporter.

 

                Next Saturday, August 2, is a full program of racing in all divisions with time trails at 5pm and racing at 7pm sharp. Kids Bike Night is scheduled for Saturday, August 9. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18. Please visitwww.jeffersonspeedway.com for more information.

 

 

Jefferson Speedway Race Summary (7/26/14)

 

Late Model-

Feature Results- 1) Casey Johnson, Edgerton  2) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  3) Bruce Lee, Cambridge  4) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills  5) Zack Riddle, Stoughton  6) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  7) Trent Erdman, Fort Atkinson  8) Brandon Pendleton, Helenville  9) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek  10) Chris Quam, Stoughton  11) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge  12) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson  13) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills  14) John Ovadal Jr, Watertown  15) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  16) Dan Jung, Iron Ridge  17) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  18) Steve Dobbratz, Rio

Fast Qualifier- Jason Erickson—14.541 seconds

Last Chance- Jerry Eckhardt, Stephen Scheel, Luke Westenberg, Dan Jung

Heat Winners- 1) Dan Jung  2) Luke Westenberg  3) John Ovadal Jr

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Jim Tate Jr, Deforest  2) Jason Thoma, Jefferson  3) Jay Kalbus, Whitewater  4) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson  5) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  6) Adam Bleskan, Menomonee Falls  7) Tim Coley, Madison  8) Chris Weber, Sparta  9) Mike Storkson, Evansville  10) Josh Fehrman, Hartford

Fast Qualifier- Jim Tate Jr—15.272 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Tim Coley  2) Tony Ciano

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  2) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  3) Mike Lambert, Madison  4) John Handeland, Belleville  5) Keith Bell, Brodhead  6) Neil Higgins, Watertown  7) Dan Birkett, Jefferson  8) Jason Uttech, Watertown  9) Seth Reamer, Waupun  10) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  11) Peter Shelley, Edgerton  12) Aaron Randell, Janesville  13) Josh Lenz, Lake Mills 

Fast Qualifier- Mike Lambert—16.390 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Neil Higgins  2) Seth Reamer

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  2) Cody Buchs, Mazomanie  3) Bobby Selsing Jr, Edgerton  4) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater  5) AJ Lloyd, Loves Park (IL)  6) Dylan Buckingham, Whitewater  7) Chester Williams, Waukesha  8) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  9) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson  10) Gary Paulick, Union Grove  11) Jim Wolf, Watertown  12) Justin Kumbier, Watertown  13) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton  14) Justin Thomas, Jefferson

Fast Qualifier- Dustin Ward—15.742 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Gary Paulick  2) AJ Lloyd

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  2) Chris Gottschalk, Jefferson  3) Bill Sweeney, Edgerton  4) Craig Henning, Jefferson  5) Kenny Storkson, Evansville  6) Tom Dorn, Fort Atkinson  7) Scott Hoeft, Watertown  8) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson  9) Matthew Melchiori, Milwaukee  10) Brandon DeLacy, Fort Atkinson  11) Mike Bleecker, Watertown  12) Don Georgeson Jr, Madison  13) Tadd Douglas, Jefferson  14) Rodger Stephenson, Cambridge

Fast Qualifier- Bill Sweeney—15.652 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Matthew Melchiori  2) Bill Sweeney

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Paul Reagles, Colgate  2) Nick Schmidt, Oak Creek  3) Josh Marx, Dousman  4) Trent Rueth, Jefferson  5) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  6) Brandon DeLacy, Fort Atkinson  7) Adam Schook, Whitewater  8) Noah Pankow, Jefferson  9) Tom Bleecker, Lake Mills  10) Dennis Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  11) Devon Dixon, Janesville  12) Mike Bleecker, Watertown  13) Lyle Phillips, Edgerton  14) Robert Taylor, Wind Lake  15) Sueter Bennett, Franksville

Fast Qualifier- Devon Dixon—17.188 seconds

Nottestad Flexes Muscle at Jefferson Speedway

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, July 19, 2014) Current point leader and defending Late Model champion, Dale Nottestad of Cambridge, added to his long list of accomplishments at Wisconsin’s Action Track on Saturday night. Nottestad picked his way to the front of the Trostel Limited 50 lap feature event and ended in victory lane with his third feature win of the season.

Tory Bagley and John Ovadal Jr paced the stout field to the green with Ovadal grabbing control on lap one as they exited turn four. Bagley dropped into line in second with Kyle Jarlsberg third and Dylan Schuyler up to fourth. On lap six, Schuyler drove by Jarlsberg for third and quickly set his sights on Bagley. Two laps later, Schuyler and Bagley were door to door for the second spot while Ovadal tried to extend his advantage. The first of four cautions slowed the field on lap ten for fluid on the racing surface. As racing got back underway, Ovadal still held the point with Schuyler now filling his rear view mirror. Meanwhile, Shaun Scheel was making his way into the top five with Nottestad in tow the whole way. While Ovadal and Schuyler began to slip away from the pack, Scheel and Nottestad made their way up to third and fourth respectively. Another caution just before the halfway point of the race closed the leaders back up on the restart, As racing resumed, Scheel dove off the speedway with mechanical difficulties handing the third position to Nottestad. Schuyler went to work on the leader as he drove under Ovadal on lap 27. After a four lap battle, Schuyler cleared for the lead with Nottestad in his tracks for second. With 15 laps remaining, Nottestad launched his bid for the top spot, drawing even with Schuyler a lap later. Nottestad inched his mount ahead of Schuyler just as another caution waved on lap 39. Nottestad restarted as the leader with Schuyler now in second and Ovadal third. The leaders raced single file through one more caution with Nottestad never seriously challenged in the closing laps. At the checkers it was Nottestad out front followed by Schuyler, Ovadal, Jarlsberg and Michael Grueneberg.

In Sportsman action, Tony Ciano of Janesville got out front and ran away with the 25 lap feature victory. Bob Hansberry Sr took the initial lead on lap one as a three way fight for second raged behind him between Mike Storkson, Ciano and Seth Lootans. Lootans and Ciano emerged side by side for second with Ciano eventually taking control of the position on lap four. Ciano charged alongside Hansberry on lap six with Ciano taking the top spot for himself exiting turn four. Ciano began to pull away from the field while Mark Deporter made his way up to second by lap eight. The two leaders continued to separate themselves from the rest of the pack while Jason Thoma was slicing his into the top five. Thoma made it up to third in the closing laps, but Ciano remained in complete control on his way to picking up the win. Deporter finished second followed by Thoma, Steven Sauer and Jay Kalbus.

Defending International champion, Mike Lambert of Madison, captured the 20 lap feature event for his division. Dan Birkett led early from the front row with Keith Bell in second. John Handeland pulled into third on lap four with Lambert in his tracks. Handeland moved up to challenge Bell for second allowing Birkett to slip away slightly in front of them, Handeland claimed the second spot on lap then with Lambert in tow for third. Lambert quickly went to work on Handeland, drawing even with Handeland as they closed in on Birkett. On lap 15, Lambert slid past Handeland and up alongside Birkett as he looked to lead. Two laps later, Lambert owned the top spot with Chris Chenoweth trying to follow into second. At the checkers, it was Lambert for the win followed by Chenoweth, Birkett, Handeland and Seth Reamer.

Edgerton’s Bobby Selsing Jr hung on to claim the 20 lap Hobby Stock main event. Jim Wolf led early with a gaggle of cars fight for position behind him. Scott Riemer and Phil Wuesthoff emerged wheel to wheel for second with Selsing watching from fourth. On lap four, Wuesthoff used the outside groove to charge alongside Wolf at the front. Wuesthoff was scored as the leader just as the caution waved on lap five. As racing resumed, Selsing drove to the outside of Wolf to claim second with Dustin Ward in tow for third. Selsing pulled up behind Wuesthoff on the point and began to peek to the low side of the leader with nine laps to go. Selsing drew even with Ward watching from third on lap 12. Selsing cleared for the lead as Ward followed into second and immediately began to apply heavy pressure to the new leader. Lap after lap, Ward searched for a way past Selsing. But Selsing kept Ward at bay as he saw the checkers first for the win. Ward settled for second with Wuesthoff, Cody Buchs and Riemer rounding out the top five.

Jefferson’s Chris Gottschalk claimed the win in the 20 lap Road Warrior feature event. Bryan Gottschalk and Mike Storkson led the field to green as they battled side by side on the opening lap. Storkson got loose on lap two allowing Gottschalk to take control with Jeff LeFave up to second. LeFave quickly worked past Gottschalk on lap four bringing Bill Sweeney along for second. Sweeney began to challenge LeFave at the front while Bill Reynolds and Chris Gottschalk waged their own battle for the third position right behind them. Using the outside groove, Sweeney claimed the top spot on lap ten with Gottschalk following into second. Gottschalk crossed over to the low side of Sweeney, grabbing the top spot for himself on lap 12. After a caution on lap 14, the leaders began to pull away from the rest of the field with Gottschalk hanging onto the lead. At the checkers, it was Gottschalk in control followed by Sweeney, Reynolds, Scott Hoeft and Craig Henning.

Beaver Dam’s Dennis Wuesthoff captured the 15 lap Bandit feature event. Starting on the pole, Wuesthoff grabbed control of the lead on lap one. Josh Marx used the high groove to pull into second on lap two. Marx tried to stay on the high side to get past Wuesthoff, but lapped traffic on lap five forced Marx to pull back in line behind the leader. Marx went back to the outside as he tried to draw even with Wuesthoff. Nick Schmidt joined the leaders as he tucked in behind Wuesthoff with Marx to his outside. Marx was never able to get the momentum he needed to overtake Wuesthoff allowing Wuesthoff to pick up the win. Schmidt nipped Marx at the stripe to claim second with Trent Rueth and Noah Pankow completing the top five.

Next Saturday, July 26, is a full program of racing in all divisions. There will also be kids stock car rides following time trials. Qualifying begins at 4:30pm with kids rides to follow and racing at 7pm. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18. Please visit www.jeffersonspeedway.com for more information.

Jefferson Speedway Race Summary

Late Model-

Feature Results- 1) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge 2) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson 3) John Ovadal Jr, Watertown 4) Kyle Jarlsberg, Jefferson 5) Michael Grueneberg, Madison 6) Noel Ramge, Helenville 7) Trent Erdman, Fort Atkinson 8) Bruce Lee, Cambridge 9) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson 10) Zack Riddle, Stoughton 11) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson 12) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills 13) Tyler Peterson, Lake Geneva 14) Paul Dygon, Wind Lake 15) Casey Johnson, Edgerton 16) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills 17) Tory Bagley, Stoughton 18) Chris Quam, Stoughton

Fast Qualifier- Zack Riddle—14.557 seconds

Consi- Ed Kubicz, Brandon Pendleton

Last Chance- Bruce Lee, Paul Dygon, Tyler Peterson, Luke Westenberg

Heat Winners- 1) Brandon Pendleton 2) Tyler Peterson 3) Dylan Schuyler 4) Luke Westenberg

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Tony Ciano, Janesville 2) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson 3) Jason Thoma, Jefferson 4) Steven Sauer, Waterloo 5) Jay Kalbus, Whitewater 6) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson 7) Robert Hansberry Sr, Beloit 8) Tim Coley, Madison 9) Seth Lootans, Kenosha 10) Jim Taylor, Stoughton 11) Mike Storkson, Evansville 12) Scott Scholl, Pewaukee

Fast Qualifier- Steven Sauer—15.240 seconds

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

International-

Feature Results- 1) Mike Lambert, Madison 2) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown 3) Dan Birkett, Jefferson 4) John Handleand, Belleville 5) Seth Reamer, Waupun 6) Keith Bell, Brodhead 7) Merek Pankow, Jefferson 8) Jason Uttech, Watertown 9) Josh Lenz, Lake Mills 10) Devon Dixon, Janesville 11) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie 12) Neil Higgins, Watertown

Fast Qualifier- Chris Chenoweth—16.441 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Dan Birkett 2) John Handeland

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) Bobby Selsing Jr, Edgerton 2) Dustin Ward, Waterloo 3) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam 4) Cody Buchs, Mazomanie 5) Scott Reimer, Brookfield 6) Dylan Buckingham, Whitewater 7) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater 8) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson 9) Jim Wolf, Watertown 10) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton 11) Rick Coppernoll, Cottage Grove

Fast Qualifier- Dustin Ward—15.804 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Jim Wolf 2) Dylan Buckingham

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk, Jefferson 2) Bill Sweeney, Edgerton 3) Bill Reynolds, Watertown 4) Scott Hoeft, Watertown 5) Craig Henning, Jefferson 6) Kenny Storkson, Evansville 7) Tom Dorn, Fort Atkinson 8) Chad Olds, Whitewater 9) Matthew Melchiori, Milwaukee 10) Brian Gottschalk, Jefferson 11) Mike Storkson, Evansville 12) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson 13) Rodger Stephenson, Cambridge 14) Brandon DeLacy, Fort Atkinson 15) Don Goergeson Jr,

Fast Qualifier- Chris Gottschalk—16.851 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Chad Olds 2) Scott Hoeft

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Dennis Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam 2) Nick Schmidt, Oak Creek 3) Josh Marx, Dousman 4) Trent Rueth, Jefferson 5) Noah Pankow, Jefferson 6) Paul Reagles, Colgate 7) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson 8) Brandon DeLacy, Fort Atkinson 9) Adam Schook, Whitewater 10) Matt Rusch, Fort Atkinson 11) Sueter Bennett, Franksville 12) Robert Taylor, 13) Josh Rusch, Cambridge

Fast Qualifier- Trent Rueth—17.345 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Brandon DeLacy 2) Paul Reagles

Johnson Stays Hot at Jefferson Speedway

 

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, July 05, 2014)                                Edgerton’s Casey Johnson maintained his hot streak at Wisconsin’s Action Track on Saturday night. After winning the TUNDRA Super Late Model Series event two weeks ago and winning the 50 lap Late Model feature last week, Johnson combined two top five finishes in the Morrison’s Auto Parts and Glassworks of Wisconsin twin 35 lap features to win the overall title. Helenville’s Brandon Pendleton and Kyle Smith of Lake Mills each took top honors in the two feature events for Jefferson Speedway’s premier division.

                John Ovadal Jr and Pendleton paced the field to green in the first 35 lap event with Pendleton taking command on lap one. Ovadal tried to fight back on the low side, but Pendleton maintained control while Noel Ramge moved ahead to battle Ovadal for second. Ramge claimed the spot on lap four as the leaders lined up single file. Alex Papini joined the leaders in the top five on lap 15 as he tried to pick his way toward the front. Papini made it to third behind Ramge on lap 23 as the duo battled for second behind Pendleton. At the checkers, it was Pendleton winning the caution free affair followed by Ramge, Papini, Johnson and Dale Nottestad.

                Feature number two got underway with Trent Erdman and Smith making up the front row. Smith grabbed the lead exiting turn four on the opening circuit with Dylan Schuyler up to battle Erdman for second. Schuyler took the runner up position from Erdman on lap five with Zack Riddle in tow for third. Schuyler began to apply pressure to Smith on the point, but Smith kept him at bay as Johnson picked his way into the top five. The first caution of either twin feature slowed the pace on lap 27 when Erdman spun in turn four. As racing resumed, Riddle began to challenge Schuyler for second while Smith continued to show the way. A final caution waved on lap 31 setting up a four lap shootout to the finish. Smith remained steady in the closing laps to see the checkers first and pick up his second feature win of the season. Schuyler finished second with Riddle, Johnson and Nottestad rounding out the top five. With a pair of fourth place finishes, Johnson was crowned the overall winner. Alex Papini took second overall with Nottestad finishing third.

                A wild finish to the 30 lap Sportsman feature resulted in Steven Sauer of Waterloo parking in victory lane with the win. Jason Bragg and Adam Bleskan led the field to green with Bragg taking the early lead. Seth Lootans charged alongside Bragg on lap four, clearing for the top spot two laps later with Jay Kalbus in tow. Lootans and Kalbus ran nose to tail while Sauer made his way up to third by the midway point of the race. Kalbus continued to bide his time behind Lootans waiting for the right moment to make his move. That moment came with three laps to go as Kalbus got under Lootans exiting turn two. Kalbus and Lootans raced door to door with Kalbus gaining the advantage entering turn one on the final lap. Using lapped traffic, Kalbus took possession of the lead down the backstretch and into turn three. Lootans charged hard into the corner as they pair made heavy contact exiting turn four. Both drivers slowed to collect their machines allowing Sauer to fire past and cross the stripe first to pick up the win. Terry Wangsness was also able to get by and claim second with Jim Tate Jr in tow for third. Kalbus came home fourth followed by Lootans in fifth.

                Watertown’s Chris Chenoweth captured the victory in the 20 lap International feature event. Neil Higgins took the lead on lap one from the pole with Joe Cross up to second. John Handeland took second away from Cross on lap eight with Seth Reamer in his tracks for third. Mike Lambert joined Reamer as they fought for third on lap 13. A lap later, Lambert and Chenoweth slipped past Reamer and Handeland for second and third respectively. The two competitors raced wheel to wheel as they both closed in on Higgins at the front. Chenoweth and Lambert caught the leader with two laps to go as Chenoweth slid up next to Higgins. The duo remained side by side over the final two laps with Chenoweth barely nipping Higgins at the line by inches for the win. Higgins settled for second followed by Lambert, Reamer and Handeland.

                Cody Buchs of Mazomanie scored the win in the 25 lap Hobby Stock main event. Boyd Eichelkraut led lap one from the pole with Jeff LeFave up to second. LeFave moved past Eichelkraut to take over first on lap two as Buchs charged into third. Buchs got by Eichelkraut for second on lap six with Bobby Selsing Jr following into third a lap later. Buchs went to work on LeFave for the top spot on lap eight, completing the pass two laps later with Selsing still in his tracks for second. Selsing began searching for a path around the new leader, but Buchs kept him in his rear view mirror. Selsing began to fade in the closing laps allowing Buchs to drive off to the win. Selsing finished second followed by Dustin Ward, Dylan Buckingham and Phil Wuesthoff.

                Jefferson’s Chris Gottschalk dominated the 20 lap Road Warrior feature to get the win. Matthew Melchiori and Tom Dorn led the field to green as they battled side by side early on. On lap four, Gottschalk split the difference on the two front row starters to grab control of the lead. Gottschalk immediately began to separate himself from the pack as Bill Sweeney pulled into second. Gottschalk continued to flex his muscle out front while Sweeney tried to hold off Bill Reynolds for second. Reynolds made the pass with five laps to go, but Gottschalk was already well on his way to picking up the win. Reynolds came home second followed by Sweeney, Craig Henning and Kenny Storkson.

                Trent Rueth of Jefferson claimed the 15 lap Bandit feature event. Adam Schook took the initial lead on lap one with Rueth already up to second. Rueth charged under Schook on lap two as they fought door to door for the top spot. Rueth claimed the position on lap three as Josh Marx moved into third. Marx motored past Schook for second with Nick Schmidt eventually following into third. Rueth cruised over the remaining laps to see the checkers first for the win. Marx was second with Schmidt, Brandon DeLacy and Schook completing the top five.

                Next Saturday, July 12, is a full program of racing sponsored by Tired Iron Promotions. Time trials begin at 5pm with racing at 7pm. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18. Please visit www.jeffersonspeedway.com for more information.

 

Jefferson Speedway Race Summary-

 

Late Model-

Feature #1 Results- 1) Brandon Pendleton, Helenville  2) Noel Ramge, Helenville  3) Alex Papini, Machesney Park (IL)  4) Casey Johnson, Edgerton  5) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge  6) John Ovadal Jr, Watertown  7) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  8) Zack Riddle, Stoughton  9) Chris Quam, Stoughton  10) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  11) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  12) Trent Erdman, Fort Atkinson  13) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills  14) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson  15) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek  16) Tory Bagley, Stoughton  17) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  18) Steve Dobbratz, Rio

Feature #2 Results- 1) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills  2) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  3) Zack Riddle, Stoughton  4) Casey Johnson, Edgerton  5) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge  6) Alex Papini, Machesney Park (IL)  7) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  8) Chris Quam, Stoughton  9) Noel Ramge, Helenville  10) John Ovadal Jr, Watertown  11) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek  12) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  13) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson  14) Tory Bagley, Stoughton  15) Steve Dobbratz, Rio  16) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  17) Brandon Pendleton, Helenville  18) Trent Erdman, Fort Atkinson

Overall Finish Results- 1) Casey Johnson, Edgerton  2) Alex Papini, Machesney Park (IL)  3) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge  4) Zack Riddle, Stoughton  5) Noel Ramge, Helenville

Fast Qualifier- Zack Riddle—14.389 seconds

Consi- Tyler Peterson, Andy Brocker, Kyle Taylor

Last Chance- Jerry Eckhardt, Steve Dobbratz, Tory Bagley, Luke Westenberg

Heat Winners- 1) Tyler Peterson  2) Chuck Duncan  3) Brandon Pendleton  4) Alex Papini

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Steven Sauer, Waterloo  2) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson  3) Jim Tate Jr, Deforest  4) Jay Kalbus, Whitewater  5) Seth Lootans, Kenosha  6) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  7) Jason Thoma, Jefferson  8) Tim Coley, Madison  9) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  10) Jason Bragg, Machesney Park (IL)  11) Adam Bleskan, Menomonee Falls  12) Robert Hansberry Sr, Beloit  13) Jason Kubicz, Whitewater  14) Tony Ciano, Janesville  15) Mike Storkson, Evansville

Fast Qualifier- Steven Sauer—15.155 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Robert Hansberry Sr  2) Seth Lootans

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  2) Neil Higgins, Watertown  3) Mike Lambert, Madison  4) Seth Reamer, Waupun  5) John Handeland, Belleville  6) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  7) Dan Birkett, Jefferson  8) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  9) Jason Uttech, Watertown  10) Keith Bell, Brodhead  11) Josh Lenz, Lake Mills  12) Aaron Randle, Jefferson

Fast Qualifier- Mike Lambert—16.422 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Keith Bell  2) John Handeland

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) Cody Buchs, Mazomanie  2) Bobby Selsing Jr, Edgerton  3) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  4) Dylan Buckingham, Whitewater  5) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  6) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson  7) AJ Lloyd, Loves Park (IL)  8) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater  9) Jim Wolf, Watertown  10) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton  11) Jared Vike, Columbus  12) Josh Courtney, Madison  13) Gary Paulick, Union Grove  14) Robert Myher, S.Beloit (IL)  15) Garrett Goulder, Fort Atkinson  16) Kevin Henderson, Waterford  17) Ed Hayes, Fort Atkinson

Fast Qualifier- Dustin Ward—15.784 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Jim Wolf  2) Dylan Buckingham

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk, Jefferson  2) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  3) Bill Sweeney, Edgerton  4) Craig Henning, Helenville  5) Kenny Storkson, Evansville  6) Matthew Melchiori, Milwaukee  7) Chad Olds, Whitewater  8) Brian Gottschalk, Jefferson  9) Tom Dorn, Fort Atkinson  10) Rodger Stephenson, Cambridge  11) Mike Storkson, Evansville  12) Scott Hoeft, Watertown

Fast Qualifier- Chris Gottschalk—16.732 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Scott Hoeft  2) Bill Reynolds

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Trent Rueth, Jefferson  2) Josh Marx, Dousman  3) Nick Schmidt, Oak Creek  4) Brandon DeLacy, Fort Atkinson  5) Adam Schook, Whitewater  6) Heather Stark, Sun Prairie  7) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  8) Dennis Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  9) Paul Reagles, Colgate  10) Noah Pankow, Jefferson  11) Sueter Bennett, Franksville  12) Mike Bleecker, Lake Mills

Fast Qualifier- Brandon DeLacy—17.192 seconds

Johnson Wins Again at Mid-Season Championships

 

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, June 28, 2014)             

 

                One week after showing the TUNDRA Travelers how to get around Wisconsin’s Action Track, Edgerton’s Casey Johnson returned his mount to victory lane. Johnson got to the front of the River’s Edge Farm Market Mid-Season Championship 60 lap Late Model feature and held off a hard charging Dale Nottestad to take the checkers and get the win. The win marks Johnson’s third feature victory in 2014 at Jefferson Speedway.

Tyler Peterson and Andrew Kiedrowski led the 22 car field to green. Before they could complete the opening circuit, the duo made contact resulting in Kiedrowski spinning in turns three and four and collecting a large number to competitors in the process. After the mess was cleared, Michael Grueneberg and Stephen Scheel made up the revamped front row as racing got underway. Scheel took the early lead while Grueneberg tried to fight back on the low side. On lap five, Grueneberg dropped back into a battle for second with Luke Westenberg as Scheel pulled into sole possession of the top spot. Westenberg slipped by Grueneberg and pulled alongside Scheel on lap seven as Brandon Pendleton moved into third. By lap nine, Johnson was up to fourth and challenging the leaders while Westenberg and Scheel battled at the front. On lap 13, Scheel regained the point allowing Johnson to slip past Pendleton and alongside Westenberg for second. Johnson claimed second a lap later and quickly began to challenge Scheel for the lead. After a brief battle, Johnson secured the top spot on lap 18 with Scheel now second followed by Pendleton. After another caution on lap 22, Nottestad began his assault on the top five. Nottestad quickly moved toward the front as Johnson opened up a healthy advantage over the rest of the pack. By lap 27, Nottestad was in second and looking to close on the leader. Lap after lap, Nottestad tried to chip away at Johnson’s advantage until finally catching him with ten laps remaining. But Johnson saved just enough to hold off the current point leader and stay out front to see the checkers first. Nottestad settled for second with Scheel, Zack Riddle and Grueneberg rounding out the top five.

                Stoughton’s Jim Taylor held off the advances of Mark Deporter to claim the win in the 30 lap Sportsman Mid-Season Championship feature. Taylor and Adam Bleskan brought the field to green with Taylor taking early control on lap one. Seth Lootans pulled into second just before the sole caution of the race waved on lap two. As racing resumed, Tony Ciano began to challenge Lootans for second with Taylor still showing the way. On lap six, Ciano wrestled second away from Lootans with Deporter following into the third spot. Deporter moved into a battle with Ciano for second allowing Taylor to enjoy a good lead in front of them. On lap 14, Deporter cleared for the second spot and began to close in on Taylor at the point. By lap 20, Deporter was on Taylor’s rear bumper looking to steal the top spot for himself. Deporter drew even with the leader with five laps to go as they raced door to door. As they flew past the white flag, Taylor held enough of a lead to pull down in front of Deporter as they entered turn one. Taylor stayed strong over the final lap to cross the stripe first and get the win. Deporter was second followed by Steven Sauer, Lootans and Ciano.

                Seth Reamer of Waupun claimed victory in the 25 lap International Mid-Season Championship feature. Jason Uttech took the initial lead on lap one from the pole with Keith Bell up to second. A caution on lap five slowed the action and set up a double file restart with Uttech and Bell making up the front row. The duo battled side by side as racing resumed with neither willing to give up ground to the other. Bell eventually gained control of the point on lap ten with Joe Cross now in third and Reamer up to fourth. Reamer dropped to the low side of the speedway  as he passed Cross for third. Uttech returned to the inside of Bell as they fought for the lead with Reamer now joining the battle. Reamer stayed on the low side, pulling even with Uttech in a three way battle for the lead. Reamer and Uttech emerged wheel to wheel with five laps to go. Reamer cleared for the top spot on lap 22 and set sail on his way to the checkers for the win. Uttech finished second followed by John Handeland, Bell and Mike Lambert.

                A thrilling finish to the 30 lap Hobby Stock feature ended with Dylan Buckingham of Whitewater beating Bobby Selsing Jr by inches to seal the win. Scott Riemer took the early lead on lap one with Buckingham charging up alongside him entering turn three. After a brief battle, Buckingham moved into sole possession of first on lap three and quickly began to pull away from the field. The battle for second ensued behind with Riemer trying to hang on while being joined by Lucas Buckingham and Cody Buchs. Buckingham and Buchs moved around Riemer as they continued to fight for position on lap nine.  The pair of drivers made contact on lap 14 resulting in a caution which eliminated Dylan Buckingham’s large lead. Both Lucas Buckingham and Buchs were finished for the evening putting Selsing right on Lucas Buckingham’s rear bumper for the restart. As racing resumed, Selsing began searching  for a way around Buckingham as he tried everything he could. Lap after lap, Selsing tried to draw even with the leader as they touched several times. As they raced into turn one on the final lap, Selsing and Buckingham touched getting Buckingham loose and allowing Selsing to slip past. But Buckingham returned the favor as they flew through turns three and four and came to the checkers side by side. The pair of drivers swapped heavy paint down the front stretch coming to the stripe with Buckingham holding a very slight advantage to take the win. Selsing finished second by inches behind Buckingham with Dustin Ward, Phil Wuesthoff and Chester Williams completing the top five.

                Watertown’s Bill Reynolds picked up the 25 lap Mid-Season Championship Road Warrior feature win. Jordan Lamb took the lead on lap one from the pole with Tadd Douglas up to second. Lamb continued to lead while Douglas battled Scott Hoeft and Tom Dorn for the second spot with Reynolds watching from fifth. Douglas and Dorn emerged side by side for second allowing Reynolds to get by Hoeft for fourth on lap six. Reynolds drove to the high side to steal third from Douglas on lap seven. Reynolds cleared and crossed over to the low side of Dorn to second on lap nine. Reynolds wasted little time behind Lamb, drawing even on lap ten and clearing for the lead a lap later. Reynolds hung on through two cautions in the closing laps to get the win with Bill Sweeney, Hoeft, Chris Gottschalk and Kenny Storkson rounding out the top five.

                Defending Bandit champion, Nick Schmidt of Oak Creek, captured the 20 lap Mid-Season Championship feature in his division. Paul Reagles and Sueter Bennett led the field to green with Reagles taking command on lap one. Tyler Deporter moved in to second before a caution slowed the field on lap two. As racing resumed, Deporter and Brandon DeLacy fought for second with Reagles still showing the way. On lap five, DeLacy was forced to pull off the racing surface with problems allowing Schmidt to fire up alongside Deporter for second. Schmidt cleared Deporter on lap eight. Schmidt took to the high groove as he looked to get by Reagles on the point. Schmidt cleared for the top spot on lap 11 as was never seriously challenged on his way to the checkers for the win. Deporter was second followed by Noah Pankow, Josh Marx and Dennis Wuesthoff.

                Next Saturday, July 5, is the 2014 Jefferson Speedway Summer Rumble sponsored by Morrison’s Auto Parts and Glassworks of Wisconsin highlighted by twin 35 lap Late Model features. But before that is round two of the Tournament of Destruction with fireworks on Thursday, July 3. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18. Please visitwww.jeffersonspeedway.com for more information.

 

 

Jefferson Speedway Race Summary

 

Late Model-

Feature Results- 1) Casey Johnson, Edgerton  2) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge  3) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills  4) Zack Riddle, Stoughton  5) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  6) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  7) Brandon Pendleton, Helenville  8) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  9) Lincoln Keeser, Johnson Creek  10) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek  11) Roger Behlke, Jefferson  12) Chuck Duncan, Milwaukee  13) Ed Kubicz, Whitewater  14) Trent Erdman, Fort Atkinson  15) Tyler Peterson, Lake Geneva  16) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  17) Andrew Kiedrowski, Union Grove  18) Kyle Taylor, Deerfield  19) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills  20) Tory Bagley, Stoughton  21) Bruce Lee, Cambridge  22) John Ovadal Jr, Watertown

Fast Qualifier- Dale Nottestad—14.573 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Chuck Duncan  2) Jerry Eckhardt  3) Brandon Pendleton

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  2) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  3) Steven Sauer, Waterloo  4) Seth Lootans, Kenosha  5) Tony Ciano, Janesville  6) Jason Thoma, Jefferson  7) Jay Kalbus, Whitewater  8) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson  9) Adam Bleskan, Menomonee Falls 10) Dan Schmidt, Farmington  11) Tim Coley, Madison

Fast Qualifier- Steven Sauer—15.301 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Jay Kalbus  2) Tim Coley

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) Seth Reamer, Waupun  2) Jason Uttech, Watertown  3) John Handeland, Belleville  4) Keith Bell, Brodhead  5) Mike Lambert, Madison  6) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  7) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  8) Jamie Shelley, Edgerton 9) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  10) Josh Lenz, Lake Mills  11) Aaron Randle,   12) Neil Higgins, Watertown

Fast Qualifier- Mike Lambert—16.483 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Neil Higgins  2) Jason Uttech

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) Dylan Buckingham, Whitewater  2) Bobby Selsing Jr, Edgerton  3) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  4) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  5) Chester Williams, Waukesha  6) Scott Riemer, Brookfield  7) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson  8) Jared Vike, Columbus  9) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton  10) Rick Coppernoll, Cottage Grove  11) Justin Thomas, Fort Atkinson  12) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater  13) Cody Buchs, Mazomanie  14) Emery Hayes, Fort Atkinson  15) Jim Wolf, Watertown

Fast Qualifier- Bobby Selsing Jr—15.949 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Scott Riemer  2) Dylan Buckingham

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  2) Bill Sweeney, Edgerton  3) Scott Hoeft, Watertown  4) Chris Gottschalk, Jefferson  5) Kenny Storkson, Evansville  6) Tadd Douglas, Jefferson  7) Mike Bleecker, Lake Mills  8) Chad Olds, Whitewater  9) Tom Dorn, Fort Atkinson  10) Craig Henning, Watertown  11) Jordan Lamb, Fort Atkinson  12) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson  13) Rodger Stephenson, Cambridge  14) Matthew Melchiori, Milwaukee

Fast Qualifier- Chris Gottschalk—16.913 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Tom Dorn  2) Scott Hoeft

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Nick Schmidt, Oak Creek  2) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  3) Noah Pankow, Jefferson  4) Josh Marx, Dousman  5) Dennis Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  6) Trent Rueth, Jefferson  7) Paul Reagles, Colgate  8) Lyle Phillips,  9) Sueter Bennett, Franksville  10) Brandon DeLacy, Fort Atkinson  11) Keith Erickson, Columbus

Fast Qualifier- Nick Schmidt—17.376 seconds

Grueneberg Outlasts Nottestad for Win

 

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, June 14, 2014)             

 

Madison’s Michael Grueneberg survived an intense late race challenge from defending Late Model champ, Dale Nottestad, to capture the L&S Pattern 50 lap feature event on Saturday night. The victory marks Grueneberg’s first career feature win in Jefferson Speedway’s premier division.

                Kyle Smith and Rusty Hansen brought the field to green with Hansen taking control entering turn one on the opening lap. An early caution slowed the field on lap two when Shaun Scheel spun battling Grueneberg for the third position. As racing resumed, Hansen and Smith opened up a slight advantage over the field while Grueneberg and Noel Ramge battled for third. Grueneberg reclaimed the spot and pulled up behind Smith looking for second. Grueneberg claimed the position on lap 14 with Hansen still showing the way at the front. As the leaders approached slower traffic on lap 20, a car spun in front of Hansen and the leader was unable to avoid contact. The damage on Hansen’s machine was too significant for him to continue as he was forced to retire from the event handing the top spot to Grueneberg with Smith in second and Chris Quam riding in third. Nottestad entered the top five once racing restarted and began picking his way toward the leader. Nottestad was third by the midway point of the race as he quickly set his sights on Smith in second. After a brief side by side battle with Smith, Nottestad took over the runner up position and began to close on Grueneberg. Dylan Schuyler and Zack Riddle made their way past Smith as they fought for third, but the battle for the lead was just heating up in front of them. Nottestad dove under Grueneberg as they entered turn one with six laps remaining. Lap after lap, Grueneberg and Nottestad traded the lead as they battled wheel to wheel for control of the race. They touched only slightly as Grueneberg fought hard on the high side to maintain his lead. The duo raced under the white flag still door to door for one final lap. As they came to the checkers, it was Grueneberg with the advantage to gain his first career feature win. Nottestad settled for second with Riddle, Schuyler and Smith rounding out the top five.

                In Sportsman action, Terry Wangsness of Jefferson grabbed his first feature win of the season, winning the 30 lap event. Tim Coley and Adam Bleskan paced the field to green with as they fought for the lead. Coley eventually gained the initial lead on lap three with Wangsness up to second. A lap later, Wangsness drove under Coley as they exited turn two. Wangsness cleared for the top spot on lap six as the leaders lined up single file. Wangsness continued to show the way with Coley in second and Tony Ciano right behind. The leaders ran nose to tail over the final laps as Wangsness cruised to the stripe for the win. Coley finished second followed by Ciano, Mark Deporter and Jay Kalbus.

                Mike Lambert of Madison won the 20 lap International main event. Dan Birkett led early from the pole with Joe Cross up to second on lap two. Cross drew even with Birkett on lap five while Lambert made his way to the front. Lambert pulled in behind Cross on lap ten with Birkett still to the outside. On lap 12, Lambert got a great run exiting turn four as he raced three wide with Cross and Birkett for the lead. Lambert and Birkett emerged side by side until Lambert shot into the lead on lap 14. Seth Reamer followed into second, but Lambert raced unchallenged the remainder of the way to pick up the win. Reamer was second followed by John Handeland, Birkett and Chris Chenoweth.

                Dylan Buckingham of Whitewater picked up his first career feature win in the Hobby Stock division by winning the 25 lap event. Scott Riemer led early from the front row with Justin Thomas in second. Buckingham slipped past Thomas just before Thomas spun on lap two to bring out the first of two cautions in the race. As racing resumed, Buckingham launched his bid for the lead as Riemer tried to hold him off. Buckingham took to the high groove on lap 14 as he and Riemer battled door to door for the top spot. A caution slowed the pace on lap 15 and Buckingham was scored as the leader with Riemer now running in second. As racing resumed, Cody Buchs got around Riemer for second as he pulled up behind Buckingham on the point. Buchs began to work over the leader as he searched for a way past. But Buckingham was up to the challenge as he kept Buchs at bay to capture the win. Buchs was second with Bobby Selsing Jr, Phil Wuesthoff and Chester Williams completing the top five.

                Jefferson’s Chris Gottschalk claimed the 20 lap Road Warrior feature event. Joe Solem took the early lead with Craig Henning in second. While Solem tried to hold off Henning for the top spot, Gottschalk sliced his way to toward the front with Scott Hoeft and Tadd Douglas staying close by. Henning grabbed the lead on lap seven with Gottschalk now running third. Gottschalk got by Solem on lap eight as he began to peek to the low side of Henning. Gottschalk powered by Henning on lap 13 as he began to pull away from the field. Gottschalk cruised to the checkers to get the win. Bill Reynolds nipped Henning at the stripe to finish second with Bill Sweeney and Hoeft rounding out the top five.

                Defending Bandit champ, Nick Schmidt of Oak Creek, claimed the win in the 15 lap feature event in his division. Dennis Wuesthoff claimed the early lead on lap one with Tyler Deporter in second. Josh Marx found himself in second just before the sole caution of the race waved on lap five. On the restart, Marx drove to the outside of Wuesthoff as he looked to lead. Marx cleared for the top spot on lap seven while Schmidt pulled into third behind Wuesthoff. Schmidt got by for second on lap nine and continued forward alongside Marx as they battle for first. The pair of drivers raced wheel to wheel past the white flag with Schmidt trying to get control. As they came to the checkers, it was Schmidt with a slight advantage to pick up the win with Marx settling for second. Rounding out the top five were Steve Dickson, Trent Rueth and Wuesthoff.

                Next Saturday, June 21, marks the return of the TUNDRA Super Late Model Series. Most of the regular Jefferson Speedway divisions will have the night off as they rest up for a championship run handing the stage to super late models. Also joining the program is the Mid-American Stock Car Series and the IMCA Vintage Cars. The Jefferson Speedway Road Warriors will race this Saturday as well. Gates open at 3pm with time trials at 5pm and racing at 7pm sharp. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18. Please visit www.jeffersonspeedway.com for more information.

 

 

Jefferson Speedway Race Summary-

Late Model-

Feature Results- 1) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  2) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge  3) Zack Riddle, Stoughton  4) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  5) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills  6) Casey Johnson, Stoughton  7) Chris Quam, Stoughton  8) Noel Ramge, Helenville  9) Brandon Pendleton, Helenville  10) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  11) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  12) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson  13) John Ovadal Jr, Watertown  14) Kyle Taylor, Deerfield  15) Tyler Peterson, Lake Geneva  16) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek  17) Rusty Hansen, Madison  18) Jared Lannert, West Allis

Fast Qualifier- Zack Riddle—14.404 seconds

Last Chance- Jason Erickson, Kyle Taylor, Jerry Eckhardt, Jared Lannert

Heat Winners- 1) Kyle Taylor  2) Chris Quam  3) Jason Erickson

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson  2) Tim Coley, Madison  3) Tony Ciano, Janesville  4) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  5) Jay Kalbus, Whitewater  6) Jason Thoma, Jefferson  7) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit  8) Steven Sauer, Waterloo  9) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  10) Seth Lootans, Kenosha  11) Adam Bleskan, Menomonee Falls  12) Doug Paul, Montello  13) Jason Dummer, Holmen  14) Peter Gillis, Watertown  15) Mike Storkson, Evansville

Fast Qualifier- Steven Sauer—15.243 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Jason Dummer  2) Robert Hansberry Jr

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) Mike Lambert, Madison  2) Seth Reamer, Waupun  3) John Handeland, Belleville  4) Dan Birkett, Jefferson  5) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  6) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  7) Jamie Shelley, Edgerton  8) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  9) Jason Uttech, Watertown  10) Josh Lenz, Lake Mills  11) Neil Higgins, Watertown  12) Keith Bell, Brodhead

Fast Qualifier- Chris Chenoweth—16.495 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Joe Cross  2) Seth Reamer

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) Dylan Buckingham, Whitewater  2) Cody Buchs, Mazomanie  3) Bobby Selsing Jr, Fort Atkinson  4) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  5) Chester Williams, Waukesha  6) Scott Riemer, Brookfield  7) AJ Lloyd, Loves Park (IL)  8) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  9) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson  10) Jim Wolf, Watertown  11) Ricky Sanwick, Janesville  12) Jordan Lamb, Fort Atkinson  13) Ed Hayes,   14) Justin Thomas, Fort Atkinson

Fast Qualifier- Dustin Ward—15.894 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Jim Wolf  2) Scott Riemer

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk, Jefferson  2) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  3) Craig Henning, Jefferson  4) Bill Sweeney, Edgerton  5) Scott Hoeft, Watertown  6) Kenny Storkson, Evansville  7) Tadd Douglas, Jefferson  8) Joe Solem,   9) Chad Olds, Whitewater  10) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson  11) Matthew Melchiori, Milwaukee  12) Brian Gottschalk, Jefferson  13) Rodger Stephenson, Cambridge

Fast Qualifier- Chris Gottschalk—16.813 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Brian Gottschalk  2) Craig Henning

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Nick Schmidt, Oak Creek  2) Josh Marx, Dousman  3) Steve Dickson, Rockton (IL)  4) Trent Rueth, Jefferson  5) Dennis Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  6) Adam Schook, Fort Atkinson  7) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  8) Noah Pankow, Jefferson  9) Brandon DeLacy, Fort Atkinson  10) Paul Reagles, Colgate  11) Dave Schmidt, Cudahy  12) Sueter Bennett, Franksville

Fast Qualifier- Trent Rueth—17.263 seconds

Johnson Powers to Victory at Jefferson Speedway

 

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, May 31, 2014)              Two time champion, Casey Johnson of Stoughton, charged to the front of the field en route to picking up the win in the Ken Olson’s Used Cars 50 lap Late Model main event. Johnson appeared determined to become the fifth feature winner of the season despite starting deep in a field full of superior pilots.

                Noel Ramge and Tyler Peterson paced the field to green as they battled side by side for control of the top spot. Ramge eventually claimed possession of the lead on lap six with Shaun Scheel trying to follow under Peterson to second. On lap nine, Scheel completed the pass and quickly went to work on Ramge at the point. Scheel peeked to the low side of Ramge on lap ten, drawing even and clearing a lap later to take the lead. Scheel began to pull away from the pack while Chris Quam moved up to challenge Ramge for the second position. Quam eventually claimed the spot on lap 28 with Dylan Schuyler in tow for third. Schuyler made his move on Quam, pulling alongside him on lap 30. The first of two cautions waved on lap 31 for a multi-car melee on the front stretch. Schuyler was scored in the second position behind Scheel for the restart with Quam riding in third. As racing resumed, Johnson slipped by Ramge and alongside Quam. At the same time, Schuyler tried to make a move on Scheel, but the duo made slight contact resulting in Schuyler getting loose and allowing Johnson to charge around him to second. The second and final caution waved on lap 38 for a spinning Kyle Smith in turn two. On the restart, Johnson got a great run off turn two as he motored under Scheel looking to lead. Johnson continued to inch forward until he was clear of Scheel at the front of the field with ten laps remaining. Johnson cruised over the final circuits on his way to picking up the win. Schuyler was second followed by Scheel, Quam and Ramge.

                Jason Thoma of Jefferson hung on at the end of a very exciting finish to claim the win in the 30 lap Sportsman feature. Adam Bleskan led early from the pole with Jim Taylor up to second on lap one. The inside line followed forward with Seth Lootans taking third and Thoma already up to fourth. Taylor quickly went to work on Bleskan at the point, driving to the low side and clearing for the lead on lap four. Lootans followed into second with Thoma still in his rear view mirror. Lootans quickly drove up next to Taylor, taking over the lead on lap eight and bringing Thoma along for second. Thoma wasted little time in second as he pulled even with Lootans on lap ten. After a brief battle, Thoma was out front with Mark Deporter now trying to move past Lootans for second. Deporter completed the pass on lap 18 and began to shadow the new leader. With three laps to go, Deporter launched his bid for the lead. Looking to the low side, Deporter tried to draw even with Thoma. The battle was on as they duo flew past the white flag to begin the final lap. The pair of competitors raced out of turn four wheel to wheel as they came to the checkered flag. At the stripe, it was Thoma by inches over Deporter to grab the win. Rounding out the top five were Lootans, Jay Kalbus and Robert Hansberry Jr.

                Madison’s Mike Lambert claimed the win in the 20 lap International feature event. Joe Cross took the initial lead on lap one with Keith Bell up to second. A three way battle for third began to heat up between Lambert, Scott Uttech and Peter Shelley. Lambert eventually won that battle when he pulled into third on lap 11. A lap later, Lambert was side by side with Bell for second. Lambert picked up the position and continued forward alongside Cross on lap 13. Lambert cleared for the top spot on lap 14 as he began to pull away from the pack. At the checkers, it was Lambert for the win followed by Cross, Bell, Chris Chenoweth and Seth Reamer.

                In Hobby Stock action, it was Waterloo’s Dustin Ward picking up the 20 lap feature win. Jim Wolf and Dylan Buckingham brought the field to green as they battled wheel to wheel for the top spot. Wolf claimed the position on lap two with Jeff LeFave following into second. On lap five, LeFave drove to the low side of Wolf, taking the lead for himself and bringing Cody Buchs along for second. On lap seven, Ward joined the leaders as he began to challenge Buchs for the second spot. Ward dispatched of Buchs and drove up alongside side LeFave on lap eight. Ward cleared a lap later and drove out to a healthy advantage while Chester Williams worked his way up to second. Ward cruised to the checkers for the win with Williams, Buchs, Phil Wuesthoff and Bobby Selsing Jr rounding out the top five.

                Watertown’s Bill Reynolds achieved the clean sweep on the evening by setting quick time qualifying, winning his heat race and capturing the 15 lap Road Warrior feature win. Jordan Lamb led early on from the pole with Scott Hoeft and Craig Henning battling for second behind him. Henning got loose on lap three sending Hoeft into second and allowing Reynolds and Bill Sweeney to slip by as they fought for third. Hoeft moved around Lamb on lap five bringing Reynolds along for second. Reynolds quickly went to work under the new leader, claiming the top spot on lap seven. Reynolds pulled away from the pack while Chris Gottschalk picked his way up to second. At the checkers, it was Reynolds for the convincing win followed by Gottschalk, Hoeft, Sweeney and Kenny Storkson.

                Young Noah Pankow of Jefferson claimed his first career feature victory after winning the 15 lap Bandit main event. Tyler Deporter and Pankow paced the field to green. Deporter took the early lead through turns one and two. Pankow charged back on the outside of Deporter before the completion of the opening lap. Pankow charged past Deporter and into the lead on lap two as he began to open up a large advantage. Meanwhile, Steve Dickson was picking his way through the field. Dickson drove around Dennis Wuesthoff on the outside to claim second on lap seven. Dickson began to close the gap on the leader as the laps ticked away. Dickson found himself on the rear bumper of  Pankow as they came to the while flag. But Pankow had just enough to hold him off and cross the stripe first for the win. Dickson settled for second followed by Brandon DeLacy, Nick Schmidt and Trent Rueth.

                Next Saturday is a full program of racing in all divisions with time trials at 5pm and racing at 7pm. Plus, mark your calendars for the return of the TUNDRA Super Late Model Series as well as the Mid-American Stock Car Series and the IMCA Vintage Cars on June 21. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18. Please visit www.jeffersonspeedway.com for more information.

 

 

Jefferson Speedway Race Summary

Late Model-

Feature Results- 1) Casey Johnson, Stoughton  2) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  3) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  4) Chris Quam, Stoughton  5) Noel Ramge, Helenville  6) Trent Erdman, Fort Atkinson  7) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge  8) Zack Riddle, Stoughton  9) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  10) Brandon Pendleton, Helenville  11) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson  12) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek  13) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills  14) Tory Bagley, Edgerton  15) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills  16) Rusty Hansen, Deerfield  17) Steve Dobbratz, Rio  18) Tyler Peterson, Lake Geneva

Fast Qualifier- Zack Riddle—14.537 seconds

Last Chance- Luke Westenberg, Tory Bagley, Stephen Scheel, Steve Dobbratz

Heat Winners- 1) Tory Bagley  2) Steve Dobbratz  3) Dylan Schuyler

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Jason Thoma, Jefferson  2) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  3) Seth Lootans, Kenosha  4) Jay Kalbus, Whitewater  5) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit  6) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  7) Tony Ciano, Janesville  8) Steven Sauer, Waterloo  9) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson  10) Tim Coley, Madison  11) Adam Bleskan, Menomonee Falls  12) Jason Kubicz, Whitewater  13) Peter Gillis, Watertown  14) Mike Storkson, Evansville

Fast Qualifier- Steven Sauer—15.285 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Tim Coley  2) Jason Thoma

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) Mike Lambert, Madison  2) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  3) Keith Bell, Brodhead  4) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  5) Seth Reamer, Waupun  6) John Handeland, Belleville  7) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  8) Jason Uttech, Watertown  9) Neil Higgins, Watertown  10) Peter Shelley, Edgerton  11) Dan Birkett, Arlington  12) James Bell, Janesville 

Fast Qualifier- Mike Lambert—16.429 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Peter Shelley  2) Seth Reamer

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  2) Chester Williams, Waukesha  3) Cody Buchs, Mazomanie  4) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  5) Bobby Selsing Jr, Edgerton  6) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson  7) Jim Wolf, Watertown  8) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater  9) Dylan Buckingham, Whitewater  10) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton

Fast Qualifier- Chester Williams—15.942 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Dylan Buckingham  2) Phil Wuesthoff

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  2) Chris Gottschalk, Jefferson  3) Scott Hoeft, Watertown  4) Bill Sweeney, Edgerton  5) Kenny Storkson, Evansville  6) Jordan Lamb, Fort Atkinson  7) Craig Henning, Helenville 8) Chad Olds, Whitewater  9) Joe Solem, Madison  10) Brian Gottschalk, Jefferson  11) Matthew Melchiori, Milwaukee

Fast Qualifier- Bill Reynolds—16. 796 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Matthew Melchiori  2) Bill Reynolds

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Noah Pankow, Jefferson  2) Steve Dickson, Rockton (IL)  3) Brandon DeLacy, Fort Atkinson  4) Nick Schmidt, Oak Creek  5) Trent Rueth, Jefferson  6) Dennis Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  7) Dustin Yanke, Fort Atkinson  8) Heather Stark, Watertown  9) Josh Marx, Dousman  10) Adam Schook, Fort Atkinson  11) Paul Reagles, Colgate  12) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  13) Sueter Bennett, Franksville

Fast Qualifier- Trent Rueth—17.183 seconds

Nottestad Is First Repeat Winner in 2014             

 

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, May 24, 2014)              

Cambridge’s Dale Nottestad charged to the front of the field to capture the Automatic Transmission Service 50 lap Late Model feature on Saturday night. The win helped Nottestad increase his lead in the point standings as he became the first Late Model pilot to repeat as feature winner in 2014 in Jefferson Speedway’s premier division.

              

  Ty James and Tyler Peterson brought the field to green as they battled side by side on the opening lap. James claimed the point on lap two just before the first of three cautions appeared for the spinning car of Shaun Scheel. Peterson lined up on the bumper of James for the restart with Jerry Eckhardt riding in third. On lap ten, Stephen Scheel got a great run exiting turn two as he fired past Eckhardt and alongside Peterson for second. Scheel cleared for second on lap 13 with Dylan Schuyler following into third. Schuyler immediately began to challenge Scheel for second while James continued to show the way. Schuyler completed the pass for second on lap 17, but Scheel didn’t let him enjoy the pass for long as he charged back alongside Schuyler. All the jostling for position allowed James to open up a healthy advantage. Brandon Pendleton joined the fight for second when he slipped by Schuyler and pulled up behind Scheel with Nottestad riding in his tracks. Nottestad got by Pendleton for third on lap 23 and slid up next to Scheel looking for second. Nottestad took second from Scheel just before the second caution waved on lap 30, closing up the field for the final twenty circuits. After another quick caution on lap 31, Nottestad launched his bid for the top spot as he drove under James down the backstretch on lap 32. Nottestad completed the pass for the lead on lap 33 as he began to check out from the field while the battle for second raged behind him. Pendleton eventually moved into second, but Nottestad was well on his way to the checkers to get his second feature win of the season. Pendleton finished second with Casey Johnson, James and Chris Quam rounding out the top five.

               

Rookie Sportsman driver Tony Ciano claimed his first win of the season as he claimed the 25 lap feature event. Adam Bleskan led lap one with Ciano already challenging Mike Storkson for second. Ciano claimed the position on lap two with Jay Kalbus following into third. On lap four, Ciano drew even with Bleskan as he looked to lead. Two laps later, Ciano was out front by himself with Kalbus trying to follow into second. Kalbus grabbed second on lap ten with Jason Thoma in tow. Kalbus and Thoma began to fight for the second spot allowing Ciano to open up a big lead. Thoma moved past Kalbus for second on lap 16 and began to close the gap on Ciano at the front. Thoma managed to catch the leader in the closing laps, but ran out of time to make a move as Ciano crossed the stripe first for the win. Thoma was second followed by Steven Sauer, Mark Deporter and Robert Hansberry Jr.

               

Chris Chenoweth of Watertown claimed victory in the 20 lap International feature event. Jason Uttech and Josh Lenz opened up the action side by side fighting for the lead. Uttech took control of the point on lap four with Merek Pankow following into second. Pankow drove up alongside the early leader on lap five as they fought for the lead. Pankow made the pass on lap eight as Neil Higgins moved to third with Chenoweth on his bumper in fourth. Chenoweth moved around Higgins and drove up next to Uttech on lap 11. Chenoweth cleared Uttech for second on lap 14 as he drove to the outside trying to get by Pankow. Pankow and Chenoweth raced door to door until Chenoweth claimed the top spot exiting turn four on lap 16. Chenoweth cruised over the final laps to grab the win with Pankow holding on to finish second. Rounding out the top five were Seth Reamer, Mike Lambert and Uttech.

               

In Hobby Stock action, AJ Lloyd of Loves Park, IL, picked up the win in the 25 lap feature event. Jim Wolf led early from the pole with Cody Buchs in second and Lucas Buckingham in third. After an early caution on lap two for a multi-car melee on the backstretch, Buchs drove under Wolf entering turn one. Buchs completed the pass for the lead on lap three bringing Buckingham along for second. Lloyd followed into third as he began to challenge Buckingham for second allowing Buchs to slip away from the pack. Lloyd made it to second on lap 13 with Bobby Selsing Jr in tow for third. Lloyd began to chip away at the large lead Buchs was enjoying with Selsing staying in his rear view mirror. With three laps remaining, Lloyd caught Buchs as he looked to the outside to make the winning pass. Lloyd cleared for the lead coming out of turn four to start the final lap. Lloyd stayed our front to see the checkers first with Selsing nipping Buchs for second. Buckingham was fourth with Chester Williams finishing fifth.

               

Watertown’s Bill Reynolds claimed the win in the 15 lap Road Warrior feature. Chad Olds led lap one with Bill Sweeney up to second. After a caution on lap three, Sweeney drove under Olds looking to lead. Reynolds joined the fight for first on lap seven as he drove to the low side of the speedway to make it a three wide battle. Reynolds emerged with the top spot on lap eight with Sweeney following into second a  lap later. Reynolds stayed out front over the final laps to see the checkers first for the win. Sweeney was second followed by Olds, Rodger Stephenson and Jeff LeFave.

               

Dousman’s Josh Marx won his second feature in the row by claiming the 15 lap Bandit main event. Adam Schook led lap one from the pole with Dennis Wuesthoff up to second. After an early caution on lap two. Wuesthoff began to challenge Schook as he drove under the early leader on lap three. Meanwhile, Marx was using the high line around the speedway moving through the field. On lap eight, Marx stayed on the high side and pulled even with Wuesthoff and Schook as they fought for the lead. Marx powered into the lead on lap nine and immediately began to open up a large lead. At the checkers, it was Marx for the easy win. Following post-race inspection, Schook was awarded second with Dustin Yanke, Trent Rueth and Brandon DeLacy rounding out the top five.

               

Next Saturday, May 31, is a full program in all six division highlighted by the Ken Olson’s Used Cars 50 lap Late Model feature. Time trials begin at 5pm with racing at 7pm. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18. Please visitwww.jeffersonspeedway.com for more information.

 

 

Jefferson Speedway Race Summary-

Late Model-

Feature Results- 1) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge  2) Brandon Pendleton, Helenville  3) Casey Johnson, Stoughton  4) Ty James, Oconomowoc  5) Chris Quam, Stoughton  6) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  7) Zack Riddle, Stoughton  8) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills  9) Tory Bagley, Stoughton  10) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  11) Kyle Taylor, Deerfield  12) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek  13) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  14) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  15) Trent Erdman, Fort Atkinson  16) Tyler Peterson, Lake Geneva  17) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills  18) Chuck Duncan, Milwaukee

Fast Qualifier- Zack Riddle—14.499 seconds

Last Chance- Luke Westenberg, Chuck Duncan, Michael Grueneberg, Kyle Taylor

Heat Winners- 1) Kyle Taylor  2) Chris Quam  3) Tory Bagley

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Tony Ciano, Janesville  2) Jason Thoma, Jefferson  3) Steven Sauer, Waterloo  4) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  5) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit  6) Jay Kalbus, Whitewater  7) Seth Lootans, Kenosha  8) Adam Bleskan, Menomonee Falls  9) Tim Coley, Madison  10) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  11) Mike Storkson, Evansville  12) Peter Gillis, Watertown

Fast Qualifier- Steven Sauer—15.177 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Tony Ciano  2) Jay Kalbus

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  2) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  3) Seth Reamer, Waupun  4) Mike Lambert, Madison  5) Jason Uttech, Watertown  6) James Bell, Janesville  7) Neil Higgins, Watertown  8) Keith Bell, Brodhead  9) Jamie Shelley, Edgerton  10) Dan Birkett, Arlington  11) Josh Lenz, Lake Mills  12) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  13) John Handeland, Belleville  14) Aaron Randle, Janesville

Fast Qualifier- Chris Chenoweth—16.383 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Joe Cross  2) Mike Lambert

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) AJ Lloyd, Loves Park (IL)  2) Bobby Selsing Jr, Edgerton  3) Cody Buchs, Mazomanie  4) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater  5) Chester Williams, Waukesha  6) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  7) Ken Scott, Rio  8) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson  9) Dennis Smith Jr, S.Beloit (IL)  10) Justin Thomas, Fort Atkinson  11) Robert Myher, S.Beloit (IL) 12) Jim Wolf, Watertown  13) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  14) Emery Hayes,  15) Justin Kumbier, Juneau  16) Jared Vike, Sussex  17) Dylan Buckingham, Whitewater 

Fast Qualifier- Bobby Selsing Jr—15.809 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Justin Kumbier  2) Cody Buchs

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Bill Reynolds, Watertown 2) Bill Sweeney, Edgerton  3) Chad Olds, Whitewater 4) Rodger Stephenson, Cambridge  5) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson  6) Kenny Storkson, Evansville  7) Scott Hoeft, Watertown  8) Chris Gottschalk, Jefferson

Fast Qualifier- Chris Gottschalk—16.834 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Chad Olds  2) Bill Sweeney

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Josh Marx, Dousman  2) Adam Schook, Fort Atkinson  3) Dustin Yanke, Fort Atkinson  4) Trent Rueth, Jefferson  5) Brandon DeLacy, Fort Atkinson  6) Nick Schmidt, Oak Creek  7) Noah Pankow, Jefferson  8) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  9) Steven Hillary,  10) Sueter Bennett, Franksville  11) Dennis Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  12) Paul Reagles, Colgate

Fast Qualifier- Trent Rueth—17.228 seconds

Smith Seizes B&M Electric 50

 

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, May 17, 2014)            

 

  Kyle Smith of Lake Mills captured his second career Late Model feature victory on Saturday night at Jefferson Speedway. Smith’s win in the B&M Electric 50 lap feature marks the fourth different winner in as many weeks at Wisconsin’s Action Track.

               

Smith and Tim Sargent brought the field of cars to green as Sargent rifled into the lead entering turn one on the opening circuit. Smith dropped in line behind him with Stephen Scheel in third. Sargent and Smith began to break away from the pack slightly as Brandon Pendleton battled Scheel for the third spot. Scheel reclaimed third on lap 20 with Dylan Schuyler up to fourth. A caution on lap 24 slowed the field and closed them back up with Sargent still showing the way in front of Smith, Scheel and Schuyler. Once racing resumed, Schuyler went to work for the third position. He accomplished that feat on lap 28 as the top three lined up single file and started to pull away from the rest of the pack. On lap 36, Smith began to apply heavy pressure to Sargent who had led every lap thus far. As they raced into turn three on lap 38, they touched slightly resulting in Sargent getting a little loose. Smith pounced on the opening as he drew even on the inside of Sargent. Smith cleared for the top spot a lap later as Schuyler tried to follow under Sargent. Schuyler eventually completed the pass with two laps remaining, but Smith stayed strong out front to see the checkers first. Schuyler finished second followed by Sargent, Dale Nottestad and Scheel.

              

  Stoughton’s Jim Taylor survived the 30 lap Sportsman main event to pick up his first win of the 2014 season. Starting alongside Russ Nicholson on the front row, Taylor grabbed control of the point on lap one with Tony Ciano up to second and Seth Lootans in third. The top three began to slip away from the rest of the field while Robert Hansberry Jr and Jason Thoma made their way toward the front. By lap 11, Hansberry was up to fourth with Thoma in tow for fifth. A caution on lap 16 erased the large lead the top three were enjoying. As racing resumed, Ciano went to work on the leader. Ciano drew even on the low side of Taylor as they raced for the top spot. Hansberry made it to third behind the duo of Ciano and Taylor just before the second and final caution on lap 24. Racing resumed with six laps to go and this time Ciano was trying to hang on to second with Hansberry to his outside. Taylor showed the way over the final laps to pick up the win with Hansberry overtaking Ciano for second. Mark Deporter was fourth with Jay Kalbus in fifth.

             

   James Bell of Janesville claimed the win in the 20 lap International feature event. Joe Cross took the initial lead on lap one from the outside of row one. Keith Bell got by Josh Lenz for second on lap two as James Bell began to shadow the top three. James Bell moved into the third position on lap seven just before the first of two cautions waved to slow the action. On the restart, James Bell slipped past his father, Keith, for second and set his sights on Cross at the front. James Bell drove under Cross at the half way point of the feature, clearing for the lead a lap later with Seth Reamer following into second. After the second caution on lap 14, Reamer began to challenge Bell for the top spot while Chris Chenoweth battled John Handeland for third behind them. Bell maintained control of the lead despite heavy pressure from Reamer as he crossed the stripe first to claim the win. Reamer was second with Chenoweth, Handeland and Mike Lambert rounding out the top five.

             

   Beaver Dam’s Phil Wuesthoff got to the front early and stayed there to win the 20 lap Hobby Stock main event. Lap one saw Kevin Henderson spin in front of the field from his front row starting spot as the yellow slowed the racing before it even got started. After the opening lap yellow, Lucas Buckingham took the early lead with Wuesthoff already up to second. On lap three, Wuesthoff drove under Buckingham, clearing through turns three and four. Another caution waved on lap four when Dustin Ward experienced mechanical difficulties as he was forced to retire for the evening. Anthony Lloyd and Bobby Selsing Jr made their way into the top four once racing resumed as the leaders lined up single file. The third and final caution waved on lap 11 set up a nine lap shootout to the finish. As racing resumed, the fight for second ensued as Lloyd, Buckingham and Selsing raced three wide down the backstretch. Selsing emerged with the position on lap 14 as he set his sights on Wuesthoff. But the battle for second allowed Wuesthoff to open up a large advantage and Selsing was unable to close in as Wuesthoff cruised to the checkers for the win. Selsing was second followed by Lloyd, Buckingham and Scott Riemer.

               

Jefferson’s Chris Gottschalk picked up this three consecutive feature win in as many weeks as he captured the 20 lap Road Warrior main event. Matthew Melchiori and Jordan Lamb led the field to green with Lamb taking the early lead on lap one. After an early caution lap tow, Melchiori tried to come back on Lamb, but Lamb stayed out front as Melchiori slipped back into the field. Scott Hoeft slid up to second with Gottschalk following into third on lap seven. Hoeft drove up alongside Lamb at the front, clearing a lap later with Gottschalk in his tracks. Gottschalk wasted little time as the now drove to the low side of the new leader. The duo raced side by side until Gottschalk moved into the top spot on lap 10. Bill Sweeney moved up to second with five laps to go, but Gottschalk had the field covered on his way to the win. Sweeney was second followed by Kenny Storkson, Chad Olds and Hoeft.

               

Josh Marx of Dousman made a late race pass to seal the win in the 15 lap Bandit feature event. Sueter Bennett took the initial lead entering turn one. Tyler Deporter charged alongside Bennett, clearing for the top spot to complete the opening lap. Nick Schmidt didn’t let Deporter lead for long as he drove by for the position on lap three bringing Dave Schmidt along for second. On lap five, Marx drove to the high side of Dave Schmidt. After a brief battle, Marx claimed the spot and continued forward looking to lead. With three laps to go, Marx again took to the high side as he drew even with Nick Schmidt. A lap later, Marx was in sole possession of the point on his way to the checkers for the win. Trent Rueth managed to claim second in the closing laps from Nick Schmidt with Brandon DeLacy and Dustin Yanke rounding out the top five.

               

Next Saturday, May 24, is a full program of racing highlighted by the Automatic Transmission Service 50 lap Late Model feature. Also, any active or former military service member will be admitted free with a proper ID. Time trials begin at 5pm with racing at 7pm. Sunday, May 25, is also round one of the Tournament of Destruction. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18. Please visit www.jeffersonspeedway.com for more information.

 

 

Jefferson Speedway Race Summary

Late Model-

Feature Results- 1) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills  2) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  3) Tim Sargent, S.Beloit (IL)  4) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge  5) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills  6) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek  7) Tory Bagley, Stoughton  8) Brandon Pendleton, Helenville  9) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  10) Zack Riddle, Stoughton  11) Trent Erdman, Fort Atkinson  12) Kyle Jarlsberg, Jefferson  13) Noel Ramge, Helenville  14) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  15) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  16) Roger Behlke, Jefferson  17) Ty James, Oconomowoc  18) Tyler Peterson, Lake Geneva

Fast Qualifier- Kyle Jarlsberg—14.512 seconds

Last Chance- Tyler Peterson, Michael Grueneberg, Roger Behlke, Luke Westenberg

Heat Winners- 1) Luke Westenberg  2) Stephen Scheel  3) Dylan Schuyler

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  2) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit  3) Tony Ciano, Janesville  4) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  5) Jay Kalbus, Whitewater  6) Seth Lootans, Kenosha  7) Jason Thoma, Jefferson  8) Chad Smith, Machesney Park (IL)  9) Jason Bragg, Machesney Park (IL)  10) Tim Coley, Madison  11) Nick Letsinger, Rockford (IL)  12) Mike Storkson, Evansville  13) Peter Gillis, Watertown  14) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson  15) Russ Nicholson, Stoughton

Fast Qualifier- Terry Wangsness—15.168 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Nick Letsinger  2) Jason Thoma

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) James Bell, Janesville  2) Seth Reamer, Waupun  3) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  4) John Handeland, Belleville  5) Mike Lambert, Madison  6) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  7) Neil Higgins, Watertown  8) Keith Bell, Brodhead  9) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  10) Jason Uttech, Watertown  11) Josh Lenz, Lake Mills  12) Dan Birkett, Arlington

Fast Qualifier- Chris Chenoweth—16.329 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Keith Bell  2) Chris Chenoweth

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  2) Bobby Selsing Jr, Edgerton  3) Anthony Lloyd, Loves Park (IL)  4) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater  5) Scott Riemer, Brookfield  6) Cody Buchs, Mazomanie  7) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson  8) Dylan Buckingham, Whitewater  9) Jim Wolf, Watertown  10) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton  11) Justin Thomas, Fort Atkinson  12) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  13) Kevin Henderson, Waterford

Fast Qualifier- Dustin Ward—15.690 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Lucas Buckingham  2) Phil Wuesthoff

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk, Jefferson  2) Bill Sweeney, Edgerton  3) Kenny Storkson, Evansville  4) Chad Olds, Whitewater  5) Scott Hoeft, Watertown  6) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson  7) Tory Adams, Janesville  8) Matthew Melchiori, Milwaukee  9) Jordan Lamb, Fort Atkinson  10) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  11) Rodger Stephenson, Cambridge

Fast Qualifier- Chris Gottschalk—16.758 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Tory Adams  2) Scott Hoeft

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Josh Marx, Dousman  2) Trent Rueth, Jefferson  3) Nick Schmidt, Oak Creek  4) Brandon DeLacy, Fort Atkinson  5) Dustin Yanke, Fort Atkinson  6) Dave Schmidt, Cudahy  7) Paul Reagles, 8) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  9) Adam Schook, Whitewater  10) Noah Pankow, Jefferson  11) Sueter Bennett,

Fast Qualifier- Trent Rueth—17.215 seconds

Bagley Bests Radio Doctor 50

 

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, May 10, 2014)             

 

Tory Bagley of Stoughton showed why he is a contender to challenge for the Late Model crown in 2014 as he drove to the front of the field and stayed there to pick up the Radio Doctor 50 lap Late Model feature win. The win marked Bagley’s first career feature victory in a Late Model in only his second year of competition in Jefferson Speedway’s premier division.

             

   Kyle Smith and Noel Ramge brought the field to green with Ramge taking the early lead exiting turn four on lap one. Michael Grueneberg slid up alongside Smith as they battled side by side for second. Grueneberg claimed the spot on lap five while Kyle Jarlsberg and Shaun Scheel entered the top five. On lap ten, Grueneberg began to pressure Ramge on the point for the lead. Grueneberg drove up next to the leader, clearing for the top spot a lap later. Smith took a turn alongside Ramge as they battled for second allowing Grueneberg to slip away from the pack. Ramge reclaimed the second spot on lap 17 with Scheel following into third. Scheel moved to the low side of Ramge as he tried to take second on lap 18. The duo battled wheel to wheel until lap 25 when Scheel appeared to have something give way on his mount and he spun entering turn one collecting Ramge in the melee. Scheel was forced to retire for the evening with Ramge being relegated to the rear of the field on the restart. The caution erased Grueneberg’s large lead and closed the field up with Bagley now filling Grueneberg’s rear view mirror from second. As racing resumed, Bagley quickly charged under Grueneberg in turn two. A lap later, Bagley claimed sole possession of the top spot with Steve Dobbratz moving up to challenge Grueneberg for second. Bagley stretched his lead while the battle for second raged behind him. Dobbratz claimed the spot with Dale Nottestad up to third just before another caution slowed the action on lap 44. The leaders closed in for the restart with only six laps remaining, but Bagley was never seriously challenged while Nottestad slipped by Dobbratz for second in the closing laps. At the checkers, it was Bagley for the win followed by Nottestad, Dobbratz, Jarlsberg and Dylan Schuyler.

            

    In Sportsman action, Kyle Chwala of Lake Mills hung on after a green/white/checkered finish to claim the win in the 25 lap feature event. Tony Ciano and Adam Bleskan opened the action from the front row with Ciano taking early control and Chwala already up to second. On lap four, Chwala launched his bid for the lead as he drew even with Ciano. After a brief two lap battle, Chwala stuck his nose out front to lead lap seven. Robert Hansberry followed into second on lap nine with Mark Deporter not far behind into third. The trio ran nose to tail until Deporter pounced on Hansberry to steal second with five laps to go. Deporter moved up to challenge Chwala who looked to be in control until the caution slowed the field with two laps remaining. As racing resumed, Deporter looked for an opening to take the lead for himself. Deporter got a good run exiting turn four as they raced past the white flag. Deporter pulled alongside Chwala on the final lap, but Chwala flew off turn four and drove under the checkers with the advantage to seal the win. Deporter settled for second with Hansberry, Terry Wangsness and Ciano rounding out the top five.

               

One week after experiencing major mechanical issues, Madison’s Mike Lambert returned to victory lane by winning the 20 lap International feature event. Merek Pankow took the initial lead on lap one from the pole with Jason Uttech in second. Jamie Shelley moved past Uttech on lap five with John Handeland and Lambert in tow for third and fourth respectively. Handeland and Lambert got by Uttech as Lambert moved alongside Handeland looking for third. Lambert made the pass and drove alongside Shelley as they raced behind Pankow. On lap 12, Pankow entered turn one on the high side allowing Lambert to slide up next to the leader. Lambert cleared for the lead a lap later and began to pull away from the pack. Chris Chenoweth made a late race charge to second, but Lambert was already well on his way to the checkers for the win. Chenoweth finished second followed by Seth Reamer, James Bell and Pankow.

              

  A thrilling Hobby Stock main event ended with Waukesha’s Chester Williams in victory lane after the 25 lap affair. Boyd Eichelkraut and Jared Vike made up row one at the start. Dylan Buckingham joined them in a three wide fight for first as they raced down the backstretch on the opening circuit. Buckingham emerged with the lead on lap two while Williams followed him into second with Bobby Selsing in his tracks for third. On lap five, Williams drew even with Buckingham as they raced door to door for the top spot with Selsing watching from third. Williams cleared for first on lap seven with Selsing in tow for second. Selsing quickly began to challenge the new leader to his outside as Dustin Ward and Phil Wuesthoff battled right behind them for third. Selsing continued to inch forward as it looked like he would claim sole possession of the point. On lap 17, Selsing got very loose through turns three and four allowing Williams to charge back alongside him. The battle for first was back on with Williams now looking to take control. Williams held a slight advantage as they flew past the white flag with Ward now trying to hold off Cody Buchs for third. At the stripe, it was Williams in command for the win with Selsing finishing a close second. Ward hung on for third followed by Buchs and Wuesthoff rounding out the top five.

              

  Chris Gottschalk of Jefferson took top honors in the 20 lap Road Warrior main event. Jordan Lamb led lap one with Keith Erickson and Brett Carson fighting for second. Gottschalk entered the top five on lap two as he quickly moved towards the front. Gottschalk flew past Erickson and Carson to claim second on lap three with Scott Hoeft in tow for third. On lap four, Gottschalk drove alongside the early leader, clearing at the stripe to complete the lap. Gottschalk immediately began to stretch his advantage as Hoeft moved into second with Bill Reynolds up to third. Hoeft and Reynolds battled for second over the closing laps while Gottschalk continued to show the way. At the checkers, it was Gottschalk with the convincing win followed by Reynolds, Hoeft, Bill Sweeney and Erickson.

               

Jefferson’s Trent Rueth hung on to pick up the victory in the 18 lap Bandit feature event. Dustin Yanke led early from the pole with Rueth up to second on lap two. Rueth drew even with Yanke on lap three, clearing a lap later. Meanwhile, quick qualifier Devon Dixon was slicing his way through the field and up to third by lap eight. Dixon moved past Yanke on lap 11 as he looked to close in on Rueth at the front. But Rueth stayed strong on the point over the final circuits as he flew past the checkers first for the win. Dixon was second followed by Steve Dickson, Yanke and Dave Schmidt.

               

Next Saturday, May 17, is a full program of racing highlighted by the B&M Electric 50 lap Late Model feature. Time trials begin at 5pm with racing at 7pm sharp. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18. Please visitwww.jeffersonspeedway.com for more information.

 

Jefferson Speedway Race Summary

Late Model-

Feature Results- 1) Tory Bagley, Stoughton  2) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge  3) Steve Dobbratz, Rio  4) Kyle Jarlsberg, Jefferson  5) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  6) Trent Erdman, Fort Atkinson  7) Zack Riddle, Stoughton  8) Chris Quam, Stoughton  9) Greg Pawelski, Muskego  10) Noel Ramge, Helenville  11) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills  12) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills  13) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  14) Craig Phillips, Edgerton  15) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  16) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  17) Brandon Pendleton, Helenville  18) Casey Johnson, Edgerton

Fast Qualifier- Zack Riddle—14.549 seconds

Consi- Andrew Kiedrowski, Chuck Duncan

Last Chance- Luke Westenberg, Greg Pawelski, Brandon Pendleton, Stephen Scheel

Heat Winners- 1) Luke Westenberg  2) Brandon Pendleton  3) Jerry Eckhardt

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Kyle Chwala, Lake Mills  2) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  3) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit  4) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson  5) Tony Ciano, Janesville  6) Jason Thoma, Jefferson  7) Seth Lootans, Kenosha  8) Jay Kalbus, Watertown  9) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  10) Adam Bleskan, Menomonee Falls  11) Tim Coley, Madison  12) Russ Nicholson, Stoughton

Fast Qualifier- Jason Thoma—15.191 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Tony Ciano  2) Mark Deporter

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) Mike Lambert, Madison  2) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  3) Seth Reamer, Waupun  4) James Bell, Janesville  5) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  6) Jamie Shelley, Edgerton  7) John Handeland, Belleville  8) Dan Birkett, Arlington  9) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  10) Neil Higgins, Watertown  11) Keith Bell, Brodhead  12) Jason Uttech, Watertown  13) Aaron Randle

Fast Qualifier- Chris Chenoweth—16.440 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Merek Pankow  2) Seth Reamer

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) Chester Williams, Waukesha  2) Bobby Selsing Jr, Edgerton  3) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  4) Cody Buchs, Mazomanie  5) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  6) Dylan Buckingham, Whitewater  7) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson  8) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton  9) Ricky Sanwick,  10) Jared Vike, Columbus  11) Gary Paulick, Union Grove  12) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater

Fast Qualifier- Dustin Ward—15.660 seconds   NEW TRACK RECORD

Heat Winners- 1) Jeff LeFave  2) Phil Wuesthoff

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk, Jefferson  2) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  3) Scott Hoeft, Watertown  4) Bill Sweeney, Edgerton  5) Keith Erickson, Columbus  6) Jordan Lamb, Fort Atkinson  7) Chad Olds, Whitewater  8) Matthew Melchiori, Milwaukee  9) Kenny Storkson, Evansville  10) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson  11) Brett Carson, Fort Atkinson  12) Doug Harriman, Madison  13) Doug O’Grady, Stoughton  14) Tom Dorn, Fort Atkinson

Fast Qualifier- Chris Gottschalk—16.887 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Matthew Melchiori  2) Scott Hoeft

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Trent Rueth, Jefferson  2) Devon Dixon, Janesville  3) Steve Dickson, Rockford (IL)  4) Dustin Yanke, Fort Atkinson  5) Dave Schmidt, Cudahy  6) Nick Schmidt, Oak Creek  7) Josh Marx, Dousman  8) Brandon DeLacy, Fort Atkinson  9) Adam Schook, Whitewater  10) Dennis Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  11) Heather Stark, Watertown  12) Paul Reagles,  13) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  14) Carl Benn,  15) Sueter Bennett,  16) Noah Pankow, Jefferson

Fast Qualifier- Devon Dixon—17.131 seconds

Quam Conquers Newville Auto Salvage 50

 

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, May 03, 2014)              Starting from the outside of the front row, Stoughton’s Chris Quam survived several challenges for the top spot en route to earning the victory in the Newville Auto Salvage 50 lap Late Model feature on Saturday night.

 

                Quam grabbed control of the lead on lap one with fellow front row starter Jerry Eckhardt falling in line for second and Brandon Pendleton up to third. Two early cautions passed with Quam continuing to show the way and Eckhardt right behind. Stephen Scheel and Dylan Schuyler joined the leaders in the top five following the second caution on lap seven. The leaders ran nose to tail until the yellow waved once again on lap 18. Following the restart, the action at the front began to intensify as Eckhardt tried to hold off Pendleton for second. On lap 23, the duo made contact entering turn one resulting in Eckhardt going around to force another caution. Both drivers were forced to the rear of the field for the restart handing second to Schuyler with Zack Riddle up to third. As racing resumed, Schuyler launched his bid to overtake Quam for the top spot. Schuyler got a good run on the low side of the leader on lap 26. The pair of drivers raced side by side until the field was slowed again by the yellow flag. As the green flag returned, Dale Nottestad joined the top three while Schuyler went back to work on Quam. Quam held Schuyler at bay until lap 44 when Schuyler got a good run once again under the leader. This time Schuyler inched ahead until the yellow made another appearance with five laps to go. Quam was scored the leader with Schuyler still second and Nottestad riding in third. Schuyler charged under Quam one more time as the yellow was lifted with just five laps remaining. But a final caution with two laps to go set up a green/white/checkered finish with Quam trying to hang on and secure the win. Schuyler had his hands full with Nottestad as the racing resumed for the final time allowing Quam to slip away and pick up the hard fought victory. Schuyler finished second followed by Nottestad, Riddle and Tory Bagley.

  

              In Sportsman action, it was Jason Thoma of Jefferson charging to the front and away with the win in the 20 lap feature event. Tim Coley and Tony Ciano brought the field to green with Coley owning the slight advantage to lead lap one. Coley cleared on lap two as Thoma moved up to challenge Ciano for second. Thoma claimed the runner up position on lap and set his sights on the early leader. On lap five, Thoma drove to the outside of Coley looking to steal the top spot. Thoma drew even, clearing for the lead a lap later and immediately beginning to open up a healthy advantage. Mark Deporter made his way to second on lap 13, but Thoma was already well out in front of the field. Thoma cruised to the checkers to get the win with Deporter in second and Coley, Robert Hansberry and Ciano completing the top five.

  

              Waupun’s Seth Reamer made a late race pass to pick up the win in the 20 lap International main event. Joe Cross and Peter Shelley made up row one at the start. Cross pulled his mount to the infield as they raced down the backstretch on lap one handing the lead to Shelley. An early caution on lap two lined the field up single file with Shelley on the point followed by Dan Birkett and John Handeland. On the restart, Handeland made his move for the second spot as he pulled alongside Birkett. A lap later, Handeland slid up next to the leader, Shelley. Handeland grabbed control of the lead on lap seven as Reamer followed into second. Birkett and Neil Higgins tangled on lap ten to bring out caution number two. Reamer began to challenge Handeland on the restart but Handeland held him off until the third and final caution waved on lap 12. After the cleanup was finished and racing resumed, Reamer began to work over Handeland once again for the lead. Reamer got a good run on lap 16 as he drew even with Handeland. Reamer motored past to claim the lead on lap 17. James Bell followed Reamer past Handeland to grab second, but Reamer stayed out front to see the checkers first and get the win. Bell was second followed by Handeland, Shelley and Higgins.

     

           Phil Wuesthoff of Beaver Dam claimed his first career Hobby Stock feature by winning the 20 lap affair. Lucas Buckingham led early from the outside of row one with Jeff LeFave up to second and Anthony Lloyd in third. Wuesthoff got past Lloyd and moved alongside LeFave on lap six. Wuesthoff cleared a lap later bringing Dustin Ward along for third. Wuesthoff continued to charge forward as he drew even with Buckingham on lap eight. A lap later, Wuesthoff was out front by himself with Ward still in his tracks for second. Ward began searching for a way around the new leader, but Wuesthoff kept fighting off his advances. With one lap to go, Ward tried the high side to get by the leader, but to no avail as Wuesthoff hung on to cross the stripe first for the win. Ward settled for second followed by Bobby Selsing Jr, Buckingham and LeFave.

  

              Jefferson’s Chris Gottschalk picked up the win in the 20 lap Road Warrior feature event. Kenny Storkson led lap one from the front row with Scotty Hoeft up to second on lap two. Hoeft drove under Storkson on lap three while Bill Sweeney and Gottschalk battle for third behind them. Hoeft took the lead on lap five with Gottschalk in tow for second. Gottschalk wasted little time as he began to apply pressure to the new leader on lap eight. Gottschalk drew even as the pair raced wheel to wheel for the top spot. Sweeney moved up to third as he watched the leader duke it out for the lead. Gottschalk cleared for sole possession of the lead with five laps to go while Hoeft tried to hold on to second. Gottschalk saw the checkers first for the win with Hoeft picking up second. Sweeney was third with Storkson and Tom Dorn rounding out the top five.

     

           Brandon DeLacy of Stoughton was awarded the win after the 15 lap Bandit feature event. Seuter Bennett and Paul Reagles led the field to green with Bennett taking the early lead. A four wide battle for second ensued with DeLacy claiming the position and Devon Dixon charging up to third. Dixon drove to the low side and DeLacy went high on Bennett as they all looked to lead. Dixon took the top spot on lap four with DeLacy following into second. Dixon remained in control of the lead with DeLacy close behind over the remainder of laps. But following post-race inspection, Dixon was forced to vacate his finishing position handing the win to DeLacy. Josh Marx was scored second followed by Dave Schmidt, Nick Schmidt and Dennis Wuesthoff.

        

        Next Saturday, May 10, is a full program of racing in all division sponsored by the Radio Doctor of Madison as well as the Best Appearing Car Contest. Time trials begin at 5pm with racing at 7pm sharp. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18. Please visit www.jeffersonspeedway.com for more information.

 

Jefferson Speedway Race Summary

Late Model-

Feature Results= 1) Chris Quam, Stoughton  2) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  3) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge  4) Zack Riddle, Stoughton  5) Tory Bagley, Stoughton  6) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  7) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek  8) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  9) Brandon Pendleton, Watertown  10) Kyle Taylor, Deerfield  11) Roger Behlke, Jefferson  12) Tim Sargent, S.Beloit (IL)  13) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills  14) Andrew Kiedrowski, Union Grove  15) Casey Johnson, Edgerton  16) Trent Erdman, Jefferson  17) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  18) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills  19) Tyler Peterson, Lake Geneva  20) Jared Lannert, West Allis

Fast Qualifier- Trent Erdman—14.499 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Luke Westenberg  2) Chris Quam  3) Michael Grueneberg

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Jason Thoma, Jefferson  2) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  3) Tim Coley, Madison  4) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit  5) Tony Ciano, Janesville  6) Jay Kalbus, Watertown  7) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  8) Steven Sauer, Waterloo

Fast Qualifier- Steven Sauer—15.112 seconds

Heat Winner- Tim Coley

 

International-

Feature REsults- 1) Seth Reamer, Waupun  2) James Bell, Janesville  3) John Handeland, Helenville  4) Peter Shelley, Edgerton  5) Neil Higgins, Watertown  6) Keith Bell, Brodhead  7) Josh Lenz, Lake Mills  8) Dan Birkett, Arlington  9) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  10) Mike Lambert, Madison  11) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  12) Aaron Randle,  13) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  14) Jason Uttech, Watertown

Fast Qualifier- Chris Chenoweth—16.338 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Jason Uttech  2) Dan Birkett

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  2) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  3) Bobby Selsing Jr, Edgerton  4) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater  5) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson  6) Anthony Lloyd, Loves Park (IL)  7) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton  8) Chester Williams, Waukesha  9) Cody Buchs, Mazomanie  10) Kevin Henderson,  11) Jared Vike, Columbus

Fast Qualifier- Bobby Selsing Jr—15.808 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Lucas Buckingham  2) Cody Buchs

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk, Jefferson  2) Scotty Hoeft, Watertown  3) Bill Sweeney, Edgerton  4) Kenny Storkson, Evansville  5) Tom Dorn, Fort Atkinson  6) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson  7) Keith Erickson, Columbus  8) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  9) Jordan Lamb, Fort Atkinson  10) Brett Carson, Fort Atkinson  11) Matthew Melchiori, Milwaukee  12) Doug Harriman,  13) Brian Gottschalk, Jefferson  14) Doug O’Grady, Stoughton

Fast Qualifier- Chris Gottschalk—16.945 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Scotty Hoeft  2) Bill Sweeney

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Brandon DeLacy, Stoughton  2) Josh Marx, Dousman  3) Dave Schmidt, Cudahy  4) Nick Schmidt, Oak Creek  5) Dennis Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  6) Adam Schook, Jefferson  7) Paul Reagles,   8) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  9) Sueter Bennett,  10) Noah Pankow, Jefferson  11) Trent Rueth, Jefferson  12) Devon Dixon, Janesville

Fast Qualifier- Devon Dixon—17.190 seconds

Nottestad Opens Title Defense at Jefferson Speedway

 

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, April 26, 2014)              Dale Nottestad of Cambridge kicked off the 2014 season  the same way he ended 2013…..in victory lane.  After capturing the 2013 Late Model championship as well as winning the final features of the season, Nottestad charged through the field to capture the Stoddard’s Market Ice Breaker 50 on a chilly night at Wisconsin’s Action Track.

          

      Kyle Taylor and Tyler Peterson paced the field of 20 Late Models to the drop of the green flag. Taylor led lap one at the stripe as Peterson fell back to battle Brandon Pendleton for second. The first of three early cautions waved on lap four when Kyle Smith spun in turn two. After two more quick cautions, the racing got serious with Pendleton making his move around Peterson and setting his sights on Taylor. Pendleton began to peek under Taylor on lap eight, drawing even a lap later. Pendleton slid past for the top spot on lap ten as he began to open up a healthy lead over the field. Meanwhile, Nottestad was picking his way towards the front, moving into the top five by lap 19. Shaun Scheel claimed third from Peterson on lap 22 with Nottestad in tow for fourth. Scheel continued to move forward, taking second from Taylor on lap 22 as Nottestad remained in his tracks for third with Tory Bagley up to fourth. On lap 29, Scheel got loose exiting turn four forcing Nottestad to check up and allowing Bagley to shoot past for second. But Bagley got loose two laps later giving second back to Scheel. On lap 33, Nottestad charged by Scheel for second as he began to try to reel Pendleton in at the front. Lap after lap, Nottestad closed the gap on the leader. A final caution on lap 44 set up a six lap shootout to the finish with Pendleton trying to hang on out front. As racing resumed, Nottestad made his move diving to the low side and dispatching Pendleton to claim the point. Nottestad drove off to see the checkers first and get the win. Scheel nipped Pendleton at the stripe to finish second with Bagley and Casey Johnson rounding out the top five.

              

         Watertown’s Jay Kalbus was awarded the victory in the 30 lap Sportsman feature event. Kalbus led early from the outside of row one as Doug Paul and Adam Bleskan fought for second. Paul claimed the position with Hansberry up to third on lap two. The top three began to break away from the pack by lap ten. On lap 12, Hansberry slipped by Paul for second and charged up alongside Kalbus at the front. Hansberry cleared for the lead a lap later and immediately began to pull away. Jason Thoma made a late race charge into the top five, finding his way to third in the closing circuits. But Hansberry had the field covered on his way to checkers. Following post race inspection, Hansberry was forced to vacate his finishing position handing the win to Kalbus. Rounding out the top five were Thoma, Paul, Terry Wangsness and Mark Deporter.

        

        Watertown’s Chris Chenoweth claimed the lead at the halfway point of the 20 lap International feature and drove away with the win. Jason Uttech led lap one with Peter Shelley challenging to his inside. Uttech claimed sole possession of the lead on lap two as Peter Shelley dropped into a three way fight for second with Jamie Shelley and Keith Bell. Caution waved on lap four when Peter Shelley experience a flat right front tire. As racing resumed, Jamie Shelley moved up to challenge Uttech for the lead. Shelley drew even on lap five, making the pass for the top spot a lap later. John Handeland and Chenoweth followed past Uttech on lap eight. Chenoweth got by Handeland just before the second caution slowed the action. Once the green flew again, Chenoweth went to work on Shelley out front. Chenoweth peeked under Shelley on lap as he pulled up next to the leader. A lap later, Chenoweth was out front alone and driving away to the win. Shelley hung on to finish second with Kyle Stark, James Bell and Handeland completing the top five.

             

       Defending 2013 Hobby Stock champion Bobby Selsing Jr picked up where he left off last season by winning his 20 lap feature event. Boyd Eichelkraut and Kevin Henderson led the field to green with Eichelkraut leading lap one. Lucas Buckingham made his way to second on lap three with Selsing already up to third. After the sole caution of the race, Buckingham moved under Eichelkraut to claim the lead on lap four. Selsing followed into second as he began to challenge the new leader. After a brief side by side battle, Selsing claimed the point and opened up a large lead. Chester Williams moved up to second on lap nine and began to cut into Selsing’s advantage. Williams continued to chip away at the leader as he found himself on Selsing’s rear bumper as they flew past the white flag. But Selsing held off Williams’ advances to cross under the checkers first. Williams settled for second followed by Phil Wuesthoff, Dustin Ward and Buckingham.

         

       Watertown’s Bill Reynolds made a late race pass to claim the win in the 15 lap Road Warrior feature. Matthew Melchiori grabbed the early lead on lap one with Keith Erickson up to second. Melchiori and Erickson remained first and second while Reynolds sliced his way towards the front. Reynolds joined the leaders on lap ten as he began to challenge Erickson for second. Reynolds made the pass on lap 11 and pulled up behind Melchiori. Reynolds drove alongside the leader on lap 12 as they battle door to door for the top spot. Reynolds poked his nose out front and cleared for the lead as they raced past the while flag. Reynolds hung on to cross the stripe first for the win with Melchiori, Erickson, Jeff LeFave and Chad Olds rounding out the top five.

        

        Devon Dixon of Janesville claimed the 15 lap Bandit feature as the division made the move to the full quarter mile track for the 2014 season. Ron Coppernoll and Dave Schmidt led the field to the green flag. Coppernoll got very loose entering turn one on the opening lap as Schmidt took control of the lead with Karl Benn up to second and Josh Marx in third. After an early caution on lap two, Marx drove to the high side of Benn to claim second with Dixon in tow for third. On lap five, Dixon took a shot on the outside as he drew even with Marx for second. Dixon cleared for the position as he looked to close on Schmidt at the front. Schmidt looked to have the field covered until lapped traffic forced him to check up allowing Dixon to fire past into the lead with only two laps remaining. Dixon held off Schmidt in the final laps to claim the win. Schmidt was second followed by Marx, Nick Schmidt and Heather Stark.

        

        Next Saturday, May 3, is a full program of racing sponsored by Newville Auto Salvage. Time trials begin at 5pm with racing at 7pm sharp. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18. Please visit www.jeffersonspeedway.com for more information.

 

Jefferson Speedway Race Summary

Late Model-

Ice Breaker 50 lap Feature Results- 1) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge  2) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  3) Brandon Pendleton, Watertown  4) Tory Bagley, Stoughton  5) Casey Johnson, Edgerton  6) Zach Riddle, Stoughton  7) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek  8) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  9) Kyle Taylor, Stoughton  10) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  11) Tyler Peterson, Lake Geneva  12) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills  13) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills  14) Roger Behlke, Jefferson  15) Andrew Kiedrowski, Union Grove  16) Tom Jasinski, Pewaukee  17) Ed Kubicz, Whitewater  18) Jared Lannert, West Allis  19) Trent Erdman, Fort Atkinson  20) Bruce Lee, Cambridge

Fast Qualifier- Dale Nottestad—14.484 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Roger Behlke  2) Stephen Scheel  3) Brandon Pendleton

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results-  1) Jay Kalbus, Watertown  2) Jason Thoma, Jefferson 3) Doug Paul, Montello  4) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson  5) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  6) Kyle Chwala, Lake Mills  7) Tony Ciano, Janesville  8) Adam Bleskan, Menomonee Falls  9) Ed Jackson, Madison  10) John Daley, West Bend  11) Tim Coley, Madison  12) Steven Sauer, Waterloo  13) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  14) Robert Hansberry Jr

Fast Qualifier- Steven Sauer—15.164 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Adam Bleskan  2) Robert Hansberry Jr

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  2) Jamie Shelley, Edgerton  3) Kyle Stark, Waterloo  4) James Bell, Janesville  5) John Handeland, Belleville  6) Dan Birkett, Arlington  7) Seth Reamer, Waupun  8) Neil Higgins, Watertown  9) Keith Bell, Brodhead  10) Josh Lenz, Lake Mills  11) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  12) Jason Uttech, Watertown  13) Peter Shelley, Edgerton  14) Mike Lambert, Madison

Fast Qualifier- Chris Chenoweth—16.293 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Jason Uttech  2) Seth Reamer

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) Bobby Selsing Jr, Edgerton  2) Chester Williams, Waukesha  3) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  4) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  5) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater  6) Ken Scott, Rio  7) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson  8) Jim Wolf, Watertown  9) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton  10) Ricky Sanwick, Janesville  11) Dylan Buckingham, Whitewater  12) Kevin Henderson, Waterford

Fast Qualifier- Bobby Selsing Jr—15.740 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Jeff LeFave  2) Ken Scott

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  2) Matthew Melchiori, Milwaukee  3) Keith Erickson, Columbus  4) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson  5) Chad Olds, Whitewater  6) Brett Carson, Fort Atkinson  7) Doug Harriman, Madison  8) Scott Hoeft, Watertown  9) Tom Dorn, Fort Atkinson  10) Bryan Gottschalk, Jefferson  11) Chris Gottschalk, Jefferson  12) Kenny Storkson, Evansville  13) Bill Sweeney, Edgerton

Fast Qualifier- Bill Sweeney—16.747 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Keith Erickson  2) Bill Sweeney

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Devon Dixon, Janesville  2) Dave Schmidt, Cudahy  3) Josh Marx, Waukesha  4) Nick Schmidt, Watertown  5) Heather Stark, Waterloo  6) Karl Benn, Menomonee Falls  7) Brandon DeLacy, Stoughton  8) Trent Rueth, Jefferson  9) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  10) Dennis Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  11) Paul Reagles, Colgate  12) Sueter Bennett, Franksville  13) Kyle Dopkins,  14) Adam Schook, Fort Atkinson  15) Ron Coppernoll,  16) Steve Dobbratz, Rio  17) Noah Pankow, Jefferson

Fast Qualifier- Devon Dixon—16.998 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Dave Schmidt  2) Josh Marx

2014 Season Schedule

(Subject to Change)

Printable Schedule (PDF)

Gates Open: 3:00PM - Time Trials: 5:00PM.
First Race: 7:00PM unless noted!

APRIL 12 - IMPACT SURVIVAL SERIES 300 LAP- GATES 12N, RACE 2 PM

APRIL 19 - PRACTICE AND INSPECTION DAY- GATES 11AM, TRACK OPENS AT 1 PM

APRIL 24 - FIRST THURSDAY NIGHT PRACTICE - TRACK OPENS AT 4 PM

APRIL 26 - SPRING OPENER GATES-2PM,TT 5PM, RACE 7PM

MAY 3 - FULL RACING PROGRAM GATES-3PM,TT 5PM, RACE 7PM

MAY 10 - FULL RACING PROGRAM GATES-3PM,TT 5PM, RACE 7PM

MAY 17 - FULL RACING PROGRAM GATES-3PM,TT 5PM, RACE 7PM

MAY 24 - FULL RACING PROGRAM GATES-3PM,TT 5PM, RACE 7PM

MAY 25 - TOURNAMENT OF DESTRUCTION ROUND 1 (SUNDAY) 7 PM

MAY 31 - FULL RACING PROGRAM GATES-3PM,TT 5PM, RACE 7PM

JUNE 7 - FULL RACING PROGRAM GATES-3PM,TT 5PM, RACE 7PM-

JUNE 14 - FULL RACING PROGRAM GATES-3PM,TT 5PM, RACE 7PM-

JUNE 21 -TUNDRA Super Late Model Series; MidAmerican Stock Car Series; IMCA Vintage Cars

JUNE 28 - FULL RACING PROGRAM GATES-3PM,TT 5PM, RACE 7PM-

JULY 3 - TOURNAMENT OF DESTRUCTION ROUND 2 (SUNDAY) 7 PM

JULY 5 –FULL RACING PROGRAM 7PM

JULY 12 –FULL RACING PROGRAM 7PM

JULY 19 - FULL RACING PROGRAM GATES-3PM,TT 5PM, RACE 7PM

JULY 26 - FULL RACING PROGRAM GATES-3PM,TT 5PM, RACE 7PM

AUGUST 2 - FULL RACING PROGRAM GATES-3PM,TT 5PM, RACE 7PM

AUGUST 9 - FULL RACING PROGRAM GATES-3PM,TT 5PM, RACE 7PM

AUGUST 16 - FULL RACING PROGRAM GATES-3PM,TT 5PM, RACE 7PM

AUGUST 23 - FULL RACING PROGRAM GATES-3PM,TT 5PM, RACE 7PM

AUGUST 30 - FULL RACING PROGRAM GATES-3PM,TT 5PM, RACE 7PM

AUGUST 31- TOURNAMENT OF DESTRUCTION ROUND 3 (SUNDAY)

SEPTEMBER 6 SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS GATES-3PM,TT 5PM, RACE 7PM

SEPTEMBER 12-13-14  34TH WISCONSIN STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

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