Johnson First Repeat Winner of Season

 

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, June 27, 2015)             

 

Edgerton’s Casey Johnson became the first Late Model pilot to capture a second feature win in the 2015 season at Jefferson Speedway. After contact between the leaders late in the event, Johnson slid from third to first and led the rest of the way to claim the victory in the River’s Edge Meat Market and Catering 50 lap main event.

Bruce Lee and Tyler Peterson paced the field to green with Peterson taking the early advantage on lap one. Lee didn’t give up easily, as he fought back to draw even with Peterson and lap three. But Peterson returned to the point on lap five as Luke Westenberg moved up to challenge Lee for the second spot. On lap seven, Westenberg took control of second with Lee dropping into third and Michael Grueneberg riding in fourth. The leaders raced single file until lap 18 when Westenberg began to pressure Peterson at the front.  A lap later, the pair of drivers were side by side fighting for control of the top spot. Westenberg continued to inch forward until clearing for the lead on lap 21. Lee followed into second with Grueneberg in his tracks for third. Meanwhile Dale Nottestad was making his way into the top five, followed closely by Casey Johnson. On lap 35, while racing hard for second, contact between Lee and Grueneberg resulted in Lee spinning in turn one to force the sole caution of the race. Lee and Grueneberg were forced to the rear of the field on the restart handing second over to Nottestad with Johnson right behind in third. As racing resumed, Nottestad went to work on Westenberg as they raced for the lead. On lap 37, Nottestad drove under Westenberg exiting turn two. After a side by side battle, Nottestad slid into first on lap 40. Before they could complete the circuit, contact between Nottestad and Westenberg forced both drivers to slow slightly allowing Johnson to fire past into the lead. Johnson remained in control over the final laps to see the checkers first for the win. Nottestad settled for second followed by Westenberg, Dylan Schuyler and Alex Papini.

Jay Kalbus of Whitewater captured the 30 lap Sportsman feature event. Scott Hoeft led early from the pole with Russ Nicholson trying to hold on to second. Tom Schuette moved alongside Nicholson on lap three with Schuette taking over second a lap later. Schuette continued forward, drawing even with Hoeft on lap seven. Behind the battle for the lead, Kalbus moved up to third with Tony Ciano in tow for fourth on lap 10. Schuette won his fight for first with Hoeft, taking over the top spot on lap 11. Kalbus followed past Hoeft into second a couple laps later as he set his sights on the new leader, Schuette. Kalbus closed into on Schuette, moved to his inside on lap 18. After a brief battle, Kalbus claimed the point on lap 20 with Ciano still in his tracks for second. A single caution slowed the pace on lap 23 setting up a seven lap shootout to the finish. Ciano began to apply heavy pressure to Kalbus once racing resumed, but Kalbus kept him at bay to cross the stripe first for the win. Ciano was second with Michael Giloman, Jason Thoma and Schuette completing the top five.

Fort Atkinson’s Mike Lambert claimed top honors in the 20 lap International feature event. Noah Pankow and Keith Bell brought the field to green with Bell taking the initial lead on lap one. Joe Cross moved up to challenge Bell on lap five with Devon Dixon watching from third. Cross drew even with Bell on lap eight, clearing a lap later. Dixon took his turn alongside Bell with Lambert close behind on lap 12. Lambert dove under Dixon on lap 14, making the pass and driving up next to Bell for second. Lambert cleared for second on lap 16 and charged up alongside Cross for the lead a lap later. Lambert cleared for first as he flew past the white flag. Seth Reamer followed into second, but didn’t have time to make a move on the new leader as Lambert saw the checkers first the claim the win. Reamer was second followed by Cross, Bell and Dixon.

A wild 20 lap Hobby Stock feature ended with Cody Buchs in victory lane for his first win of the season. Jim Wolf led early while Jeff LeFave and Wayne Buchs battled for second behind him. Buchs claimed the position on lap three while LeFave fell back into a fight for third with Bobby Selsing Jr and Cody Buchs. Cody Buchs and Selsing emerged side by side for third as they pulled up behind Wayne Buchs. Selsing slide up next to Wayne Buchs on lap five, clearing for second a lap later. Dustin Ward shadowed Selsing as he moved into third. Selsing closed in on Wolf at the point, catching him and drawing even on lap nine. Selsing cleared for the lead on lap ten with Ward in tow for second. On lap 11, Selsing got loose in turns three and four allowing Ward to  slip under him as they fought for the lead. Ward cleared for the position on lap 13, but contact between the duo resulted in Ward sliding into the infield on the front stretch to force a caution. As a result of the contact, both drivers were sent to the rear on the restart handing the lead back to Wolf with Cody Buchs in second. Once racing resumed, Buchs quickly went to work on the leader, stealing the position for himself with five laps to go. Buchs stayed strong on the point from there to seal the win followed by Wayne Buchs, LeFave, Ward and Selsing.

Bill Sweeney of Aztalan won the 20 lap Road Warrior main event. Lucas Stevenson and Charles Novotney led the field to green with Novotney taking the early lead on lap one. Bryan Gottschalk slipped by Novotney on lap two bringing Sweeney and Bill Reynolds along for second and third respectively. Sweeney went right to work on the new leader, driving alongside Gottschalk on lap four. Sweeney cleared for the lead a lap later and immediately began to pull away from the pack. Reynolds managed to get past Gottschalk for second on lap 11, but Sweeney was already well on his way to the victory. Reynolds finished second followed by Craig Henning, Gottschalk and Don Mattrisch.

Jamie Kohn of Madison claimed the 20 lap Bandit feature event. Bill Kohn moved past Brody Chilvers to claim the early lead on lap two with Chad Olds right behind for second. Jeremy Bredeson joined the leaders a lap later, using the high side to fire past Kohn and take over the point. Olds moved past Kohn to reclaim second on lap seven with Jamie Kohn already up to third. Jamie Kohn slipped past Olds on lap nine as he set his sights on Bredeson out front. Kohn caught Bredeson on lap 11, moving under and clearing for the lead by lap 12. Dustin Yanke moved up to second on lap 15, but Kohn had him covered as he cruised to the stripe for the win. Yanke was second with Josh Marx, Adam Schook and Bredeson rounding out the top five.

Next Saturday, July 4, is round two of the Tournament of Destruction. The festivities get underway starting 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) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge  3) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  4) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  5) Alex Papini, Machesney Park (IL)  6) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  7) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills  8) Chris Quam, Stoughton  9) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson  10) Brandon Pendleton, Helenville  11) Tyler Peterson, Lake Geneva  12) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  13) Kyle Taylor, Deerfield  14) Craig Phillips, Edgerton  15) Bruce Lee, Cambridge  16) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills  17) Don Gaserude, Fort Atkinson  18) Scott Patrick, Dousman

Fast Qualifier- Casey Johnson—14.163 seconds

Last Chance- Scott Patrick, Kyle Taylor, Kyle Smith, Craig Phillips

Heat Winners- 1) Lincoln Keeser  2) Jerry Eckhardt  3) Michael Gruenberg

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Jay Kalbus, Whitewater  2) Tony Ciano, Janesville  3) Michael Gilomen, Nerstrand (MN)  4) Jason Thoma, Jefferson  5) Tom Schuette, Fort Atkinson  6) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  7) Mike Rahn, DePere  8) Scott Hoeft, Watertown  9) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson  10) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  11) Russ Nicholson, Madison  12) Tim Coley, Madison  13) Mike Winters, Sun Prairie  14) Brian Mayer, Machesney Park (IL)  15) Jason Kubicz, Whitewater  16) Tim Belz, Sun Prairie  17) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  18) Mike Storkson, Evansville

Fast Qualifier- Mark Deporter—15.009 seconds

Last Chance- Brian Mayer, Mike Storkson, Tim Belz, Jason Kubicz

Heat Winners- 1) Mike Storkson  2) Jim Taylor  3) Jason Thoma

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) Mike Lambert, Fort Atkinson  2) Seth Reamer, Waupun  3) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  4) Keith Bell, Brodhead  5) Devon Dixon, Janesville  6) Mark English, Janesville  7) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  8) Dan Birkett, Jefferson  9) Neil Higgins, Watertown  10) Noah Pankow, Jefferson  11) David Demeny, Janesville  12) Jason Uttech, Watertown

Fast Qualifier- Seth Reamer—16.418 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Devon Dixon  2) Jason Uttech

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) Cody Buchs, Mazomanie  2) Wayne Buchs, Mazomanie  3) Jeff LeFave, Fort ATkisnon  4) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  5) Bobby Selsing Jr, Johnson Creek  6) Jared Vike, Columbus  7) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton  8) Terry Sauer, Waterloo  9) Korey Bengsch, Sun Prairie  10) Jim Wolf, Watertown

Fast Qualifier- Dustin Ward—15.841 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Korey Bengsch  2) Bobby Selsing Jr

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Bill Sweeney, Aztalan  2) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  3) Craig Henning, Helenville  4) Bryan Gottschalk, Jefferson  5) Don Mattrisch, Fort Atkinson  6) Chris Gottschalk, Jefferson  7) Kenny Storkson, Evansville  8) Brett Carson, Fort Atkinson  9) Lucas Stevenson, Janesville  10) Charles Novotney, Fort Atkinson

Fast Qualifier- Craig Henning—16.697 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Bryan Gottschalk  2) Bill Reynolds

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Jamie Kohn, Madison  2) Dustin Yanke, Fort Atkinson  3) Josh Marx, Dousman  4) Adam Schook, Whitewater  5) Jeremy Bredeson, Columbus  6) Nick Schmidt, Watertown  7) Chad Olds, Whitewater  8) Dalton Jones, Sun Prairie  9) Bill Kohn, Madison  10) Lyle Phillips, Edgerton  11) Sueter Bennett, Franksville  12) Brody Chilvers, Fort Atkinson  13) Tara Belz, Sun Prairie  14) DJ Hill, Fort Atkinson  15) Scott Crawford, Cambridge  16) Dylan Brown, Jefferson

Fast Qualifier- Jamie Kohn—17.110 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Dalton Jones  2) Adam Schook 

Alex Papini Wins At Jefferson Speedway Photo Courtesy Of Mark Melchiori

Papini Prevails in ATS 50

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, June 6, 2015)                                Alex Papini of Machesney Park, IL, charged to the front of the field on Saturday night to capture the Automatic Transmission Service of Janesville 50 lap Late Model feature. Papini’s win marks his second career feature victory at Wisconsin’s Action Track and makes him the fifth different winner in as many weeks in the 2015 season.

Starting outside Bruce Lee, Jerry Eckhardt grabbed the initial lead on lap one as they raced out of turn four. Chris Quam drove around Lee to move into second on lap two with Papini in his tracks for third. Papini drove under Quam looking for second on lap seven. Two laps later, Papini muscled by Quam to claim the position and set his sights on the leader. Exiting turn two on lap 13, Papini peeked under Eckhardt, drawing even as they flew through turns three and four. One circuit later, Papini was out front with Eckhardt back to second and Quam still running third. The first of three cautions slowed the pace on lap 18 when Lee spun. After another quick caution a couple laps later, Papini began to stretch his lead while Michael Grueneberg and Casey Johnson began their trek through the top five. Grueneberg got to third on lap 26 with Johnson trying to stay on his rear bumper the whole way. Grueneberg began to work on Eckhardt for the second spot while Johnson watched from fourth. On lap 34 Grueneberg made the pass for the runner up spot with Johnson right behind for third. Grueneberg began to slice into Papini’s advantage as the laps ticked away. Grueneberg’s efforts were aided with a final caution on lap 48 setting up a green-white-checkered finish. But Papini remained in control over the final two laps to see the checkers first for the win. Grueneberg settled for second with Johnson, Eckhardt and Quam completing the top five.

In Sportsman action, Tim Coley of Madison led flag to flag to capture the 30 lap feature event. Starting outside Mike Rahn on the front row, Coley took command of the top spot on lap one with Rahn back to second and Jim Taylor third. Terry Wangsness and Tony Ciano entered the top five on lap two running fourth and fifth respectively. Wangsness and Ciano each got past Taylor on lap 12 while Coley continued to show the way. Wangsness and Ciano swapped positions on lap 17 while Rahn moved up behind Coley. Rahn continued to shadow the leader, waiting for an opening to pounce on the lead. But Coley remained steady on the point as he raced to the checkers for the win. Rahn was second followed by Ciano, Jason Thoma and Mark Deporter.

Seth Reamer of Waupun held off Mike Lambert to capture the 20 lap International feature event. Neil Higgins led lap one from the front row with Keith Bell trying to stay strong to his inside. Higgins cleared for sole possession of the lead on lap two with Joe Cross sliding past Bell for second. Reamer and Lambert also got around Bell for third and fourth on lap four. Reamer quickly went to work on Cross, taking away the second spot on lap six. Reamer continued to move forward, pulling alongside Higgins for the lead on lap eight. After a brief battle, Reamer claimed the lead with Lambert staying in his tracks for second. The top three lined up single file as they began to separate themselves from the rest of the pack. Reamer held off Lambert’s advances in the closing laps to grab the checkers and the win. Lambert was second followed by Higgins, Cross and Jason Uttech.

Dustin Ward of Waterloo powered his way to the win in the 25 lap Hobby Stock main event. Korey Bengsch and Jim Tate Jr led the field to green with Tate grabbing control on lap two. Jeff LeFave moved up to second on lap three while Bobby Selsing Jr sliced into the top five. After a caution on lap seven, Selsing began to move toward the front with Ward on his rear bumper and AJ Lloyd not far behind. Selsing moved up to second on lap 12 with Ward and Lloyd in his rear view mirror. Selsing, Ward and Lloyd drove three wide through turns three and four on lap 14. Contact between the three pilots resulted in Selsing and Ward emerging side by side while Lloyd tried to regain control. Ward and Selsing made contact entering turn one on the subsequent lap with Ward powering past Selsing for second. Ward quickly pulled up next to Tate at the front, clearing for the top spot on lap 16. Selsing followed for second a lap later with Lloyd also up to third. A late caution set up a four lap shootout to the finish, but nobody had anything for Ward as he stayed out front to cross the stripe first for the win. Selsing finished second with Lloyd, Lucas Buckingham and Tate rounding out the top five.

Bill Sweeney of Aztalan claimed the 20 lap Road Warrior feature. Nick Newton and Lucas Stevenson brought the field to green with Newton leading to complete the opening lap. Bryan Gottschalk used the high side to claim second on lap two and continue  forward alongside Newton for the lead. Gottschalk stole the point from Newton on lap three just before the caution waved to slow the action. Gottschalk and Bill Sweeny led the field back to green, this time with Sweeney taking control of the top spot. Sweeney began to stretch his lead over the field while Kenny Storkson and Chris Gottschalk moved forward. Storkson cleared for second on eight, but Sweeney was already well on his way as he cruised to the checkers for the win. Storkson was second followed by Chris Gottschalk, Craig Henning and Bryan Gottschalk.

Watertown’s Nick Schmidt held off a hard charging Dustin Yanke in the closing laps to win the 20 lap Bandit feature event. Starting on the front row, Schmidt fired into the lead and immediately began to pull away while Tyler Deporter and Adam Schook battled for second. Schook claimed the position on lap five with Yanke in tow for third. Yanke and Schook opened up a fight for second while Schmidt was comfortably out front. Yanke finally cleared for second on lap 10 and began to close the gap on the leader. Yanke chipped away at Schmidt’s advantage lap after lap, finally catching him with three laps to go. Yanke dove low through turns three and four each of the final circuits, but Schmidt beat him back to turn one each time to stay out front. At the checkers, it was Schmidt by a nose with Yanke settling for second. Schook was third with Jamie Kohn fourth and Chad Olds in fifth.

Making a special appearance at Jefferson Speedway was the American Ethanol Super Truck Series competing in twin 25 lap features. Feature number one saw Camden Murphy lead all 25 laps to grab the win. Starting on the pole, Murphy took control on lap one with Kurt Kleven up to second. Kleven began to pressure Murphy for the point with Tommy Pecaro up to third. Mike Raskovic powered under Pecaro to steal third on lap  14. With two laps remaining, Raskovic jammed under Kleven to grab second. But Murphy stayed in control to win the first feature event followed by Raskovic, Kleven, Pecaro and Chester Ace.

The second feature began with Pecaro and Ace on row one. Pecaro led lap one before the first of several cautions slowed the pace. After the restart, Pecaro spun in turn four to force a second yellow flag and relegate himself to the rear of the pack. Kevin Knuese and Raskovic led the field back to green with Knuese now taking control and Murphy following into second. A third caution on lap eight set up another shootout for the lead between Knuese and Raskovic. The duo battled side by side until lap 13 when Raskovic slid into turn three allowing Knuese to take control. Murphy followed around Raskovic to claim second. Knuese raced through a final caution with seven laps to go as he stayed in control to get the win. Murphy was second followed by Rick Corso, Mike Corvo and Raskovic. After combining finishes of first and second in the twin features, Camden Murphy of Itasca, IL, was crowned the overall winner with Raskovic taking second and Knuese in third.

Next Saturday, June 13, is a full program in all six divisions sponsored by B&M Electric plus the Flaming Wall of Death attraction. 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) Alex Papini, Machesney Park (IL)  2) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  3) Casey Johnson, Edgerton  4) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek  5) Chris Quam, Stoughton  6) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson  7) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills  8) Trent Erdman, Fort Atkinson  9) Brent Edmunds, Monticello  10) Don Gaserude, Fort Atkinson  11) Brandon Pendleton, Helenville  12) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  13) Noel Ramge, Helenville  14) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills  15) Bruce Lee, Cambridge  16) Kyle Taylor, Deerfield  17) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  18) John Ovadal Jr, Watertown

Fast Qualifier- Casey Johnson—14.095 seconds

Last Chance- John Ovadal Jr, Shaun Scheel, Don Gaserude, Kyle Smith

Consi- Andrew Kiedrowski, Tiffany Desjarlais

Heat Winners- 1) Ed Kubicz  2) Roger Behlke  3) Brandon Pendleton  4) Casey Johnson

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Tim Coley, Madison  2) Mike Rahn, DePere  3) Tony Ciano, Janesville  4) Jason Thoma, Jefferson  5) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  6) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson  7) Steve Sauer, Waterloo  8) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  9) Jay Kalbus, Whitewater  10) Mike Winters, Sun Prairie  11) Dan Schmidt, Farmington  12) Russ Nicholson, Madison  13) Scott Hoeft, Watertown  14) Mike Storkson, Evansville  15) Ed Jackson, Madison  16) Tom Schuette, Fort Atkinson

Fast Qualifier- Jason Thoma—14.951 seconds

Last Chance- Scott Hoeft, Russ Nicholson, Mike Storkson, Ed Jackson

Heat Winners- 1) Scott Hoeft  2) Tom Schuette  3) Steve Sauer

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) Seth Reamer, Waupun  2) Mike Lambert, Madison  3) Neil Higgins, Watertown  4) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  5) Jason Uttech, Watertown  6) Brandon DeLacy, Fort Atkinson  7) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  8) Keith Bell, Brodhead  9) Nick Schmidt, Watertown  10) Noah Pankow, Jefferson  11) Heather Stark, Watertown

Fast Qualifier- Seth Reamer—16.438 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Neil Higgins  2) Mike Lambert

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  2) Bobby Selsing Jr, Johnson Creek  3) AJ Lloyd, Loves Park (IL)  4) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater  5) Jim Tate Jr, Deforest  6) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson  7) Jim Wolf, Watertown  8) Wayne Buchs, Mazomanie  9) Korey Bengsch, Sun Prairie  10) Cody Buchs, Mazomanie  11) Jared Vike, Columbus  12) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton  13) Jon Benninger, Sun Prairie  14) Dylan Buckingham, Whitewater  15) Robert Steltz, Rockford (IL)

Fast Qualifier- Dustin Ward—15.773 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Boyd Eichelkraut  2) Wayne Buchs

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Bill Sweeney, Aztalan  2) Kenny Storkson, Evansville  3) Chris Gottschalk, Jefferson  4) Craig Henning, Helenville  5) Bryan Gottschalk, Jefferson  6) Nick Newton, Lake Mills  7) Charles Novotney, Fort Atkinson  8) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  9) Lucas Stevenson, Beloit  10) Brandon Johnson, Janesville

Fast Qualifier- Bill Sweeney—16.648 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Nick Newton  2) Kenny Storkson

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Nick Schmidt, Watertown  2) Dustin Yanke, Fort Atkinson  3) Adam Schook, Whitewater  4) Jamie Kohn, Madison  5) Chad Olds, Whitewater  6) Josh Marx, Dousman  7) Jeremy Bredeson, Deforest  8) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  9) Bill Kohn, Madison  10) James Junget, Rio  11) Lyle Phillips, Edgerton  12) DJ Hill, Fort Atkinson  13) Brody Chilvers, Milton 

Fast Qualifier- Josh Marx—17.213 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Tyler Deporter  2) Adam Schook

 

American Ethanol Super Truck Series-

Overall Finish- 1) Camden Murphy, Itasca (IL)  2) Michael Raskovic, New Glarus  3) Kevin Knuese, Brookfield  4) Chester Ace, Oregon  5) Tommy Pecaro, Markesan  6) Rick Corso, Mckenny, (IL)  7) Kurt Kleven, Utica  8) Mike Corvo, Park Ridge (IL)  9) Nick Egan, Slinger  10) Derek Kraus, Stratford  11) Danielle Behn, Waupaca  12) Chad Devine, Appleton  13) Mark English, Janesville  14) Joshua James, Saukville

Feature #1 Results- 1) Camden Murphy  2) Michael Raskovic  3) Kurt Kleven  4) Tommy Pecaro  5) Chester Ace  6) Derek Kraus  7) Kevin Knuese  8) Rick Corso  9) Nick Egan  10) Danielle Behn  11) Mike Corvo  12) Chad Devine  13) Joshua James  14) Mark English

Feature #2 Results- 1) Kevin Knuese  2) Camden Murphy  3) Rick Corso  4) Mike Corvo  5) Michael Raskovic  6) Chester Ace  7) Tommy Pecaro  8) Nick Egan  9) Kurt Kleven  10) Danielle Behn  11) Chad Devine  12) Mark English  13) Derek Kraus

Fast Qualifier- Chester Ace

Pendleton Powers to Victory

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, May 23, 2015)              Helenville’s Brandon Pendleton took control of the Newville Auto Salvage 50 lap Late Model main event on lap one and hung on to seal the win, his first of 2015. Pendleton led every lap but had to hold off a hard charging Casey Johnson in the closing circuits to claim the victory.

Pendleton and Tyler Peterson led the pack to green with Pendleton grabbing the lead down the back stretch on the opening lap. Peterson dropped into second with Kyle Taylor and Craig Phillips battling for third. Phillips took over the third spot on lap four with Chris Quam in tow for fourth. Pendleton began to stretch his lead while Quam slipped past Phillips for third on lap 15. Quam continued to move forward, racing up alongside Peterson for second on lap 18. Quam claimed the position a lap later with Shaun Scheel in his tracks for third. Quam began to try to close on Pendleton who was now enjoying a large advantage. Meanwhile, Alex Papini and Casey Johnson were slicing their way into the top five. Papini moved into fourth on lap 22 with Johnson right behind in fifth. On lap 30, Johnson slipped past Papini as they swapped positions. Pendleton refused to give up any ground to the rest of the top five as they raced nose to tail. On lap 36, Johnson got around Scheel to claim third with Papini in tow. Johnson also managed to wrestle the second spot from Quam on lap 39 as he set his sights on Pendleton out front. Papini followed into third as Johnson began to chip away at Pendleton’s advantage. As the laps ticked away, Johnson moved closer to the lead. Johnson caught Pendleton on the final lap, but ran out of time to make a move. At the checkers, it was Pendleton for win followed closely by Johnson. Papini finished third with Quam and Scheel rounding out the top five.

Chris Chenoweth of Watertown captured his first career Sportsman feature, as the rookie won the 30 lap feature event. Scott Hoeft and Tim Coley brought the field to green with Hoeft taking the early lead on lap one. Tom Schuette moved up to battle Coley for second with Mike Winters and Dan Schmidt racing for fourth. On lap three, Coley pulled off the pace as he was forced to retire from the event. Winters grabbed third on lap five with Chenoweth in tow for fourth. On lap nine, Schuette moved under Hoeft as he launched his bid for the lead. After a good side by side battle, Schuette took control of the top spot on lap 14 with Chenoweth in his tracks for second. Chenoweth quickly went to work on the new leader, drawing even on lap 17. The duo raced wheel to wheel until Chenoweth gained the advantage and took over the top spot on lap 21. Tony Ciano got to second after a late caution on lap 22, but Chenoweth stayed strong on the point to get his first win. Ciano was second followed by Michael Giloman, Schuette and Winters.

Waupun’s Seth Reamer charged to the front of the 20 lap International feature and drove away to claim the win. Keith Bell took the initial lead on lap one from the pole with Trent Rueth in second. Rueth slammed the front stretch wall on lap three to force the sole caution of the race. Bell and Joe Cross brought the field back to green, this time with Cross grabbing the lead on the restart. Brandon DeLacy followed into second with Reamer in tow for third. On lap six, Reamer drove to the outside of DeLacy, stealing second and charging alongside Cross at the front. After a brief battle, Reamer moved into possession of the top spot and immediately began to pull away. Reamer cruised over the final ten laps to pick up the win. Cross hung on for second with Mike Lambert, Bell and Jason Uttech completing the top five.

An exciting finish to the 25 lap Hobby Stock feature event saw AJ Lloyd of Machesney Park, IL, end up in victory lane. Boyd Eichelkraut and Jeff LeFave led the field to green with Eichelkraut grabbing the lead on lap one. LeFave tried to fight back on the inside, but Eichelkraut hung on the top spot while Wayne Buchs moved up to fight for second. Buchs took the second spot from LeFave on lap five as he began to shadow Eichelkraut. Buchs finally got a good run on the leader, pulling up next to Eichelkraut on lap 15 while Cody Buchs watched from third. Wayne Buchs moved into the lead on lap 18 as Lloyd and Dustin Ward joined the leaders in the top five. On lap 19, Lloyd used a three wide maneuver to move from fifth to third behind Cody Buchs in second. Lloyd drove to the high side of Cody Buchs for second on lap 20. Lloyd continued to move forward, drawing even with Wayne Buchs at the front with three laps to go. Lloyd inched forward, eventually clearing for the lead as they raced down the backstretch on the final lap. Lloyd maintained his lead through the checkers to take the win with Dustin Ward nipping Wayne Buchs for second. Cody Buchs was fourth with Bobby Selsing Jr in fifth.

Helenville’s Craig Henning owned the 20 lap Road Warrior feature event. After a caution on the opening lap, Nick Newton took the early lead with Don Mattrisch up to second. On lap four, Henning drove under Mattrisch to claim the runner up spot and slide forward alongside Newton for the lead. Henning cleared on lap five and immediately began to pull away. Bryan Gottschalk got past Newton for second on lap eight with Kenny Storkson up to third. Henning continued to show the way while Bill Sweeney made his way through the top five. Sweeney took over second on lap 19, but Henning was already well on his way to the win. Sweeney finished second followed by Bryan Gottschalk, Storkson and Chris Gottschalk.

Madison’s Jamie Kohn claimed the 20 lap Bandit feature event. Sueter Bennett took the initial lead on lap one with Josh Marx and Tyler Deporter battling for second. Marx and Deporter split Bennett as they drove three wide into turn one on lap three. Bennett was contacted from behind forcing him around to bring out the caution. Marx and Deporter led the field back to green with Marx taking control on the restart. Dustin Yanke moved up to second and began to challenge Marx for the point on lap five. A lap later, Yanke was out front with Kohn following into second. Kohn began to shadow the new leader, waiting to make his move until lap 15. The duo raced side by side as they drove between lapped traffic exiting turn four. A lap later, Kohn was out front with Yanke back to second. Kohn cruised to the stripe from there to grab the win with Yanke settling for second. Chad Olds, Adam Schook and Marx rounded out the top five.

Next Saturday, May 30, is a full program of racing sponsored by River’s Edge Market and Catering. 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) Brandon Pendleton, Helenville  2) Casey Johnson, Edgerton  3) Alex Papini, Machesney Park (IL)  4) Chris Quam, Stoughton  5) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  6) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  7) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  8) Trent Erdman, Fort Atkinson  9) Craig Phillips, Edgerton  10) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills  11) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson  12) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  13) Tyler Peterson, Lake Geneva  14) Bruce Lee, Cambridge  15) Kyle Taylor, Deerfield  16) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek  17) Andrew Kiedrowski, Union Grove  18) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills

Fast Qualifier- Trent Erdman—14.213 seconds

Last Chance- Jerry Eckhardt, Andrew Kiedrowski, Kyle Smith, Stephen Scheel

Heat Winners- 1) Jerry Eckhardt  2) Tyler Peterson  3) Stephen Scheel

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  2) Tony Ciano, Janesville  3) Michael Giloman, Nerstrand (MN)  4) Tom Schuette, Fort Atkinson  5) Mike Winters, Sun Prairie  6) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  7) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  8) Dan Schmidt, Farmington  9) Jay Kalbus, Whitewater  10) Russ Nicholson, Madison  11) Mike Storkson, Evansville  12) Ed Jackson, Madison  13) Scott Hoeft, Watertown  14) Jason Kubicz, Whitewater  15) Tim Coley, Madison

Fast Qualifier- Michael Giloman—15.040 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Jason Kubicz  2) Tom Schuette

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) Seth Reamer, Waupun  2) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  3) Mike Lambert, Madison  4) Keith Bell, Brodhead  5) Jason Uttech, Watertown  6) Dan Birkett, Jefferson  7) Brandon DeLacy, Fort Atkinson  8) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  9) Neil Higgins, Watertown  10) Noah Pankow, Jefferson  11) Trent Rueth, Fort Atkinson  12) Tim Petrie, Whitewater

Fast Qualifier- Seth Reamer—16.392 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Trent Rueth  2) Tim Petrie

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) AJ Lloyd, Machesney Park (IL)  2) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  3) Wayne Buchs, Mazomanie  4) Cody Buchs, Mazomanie  5) Bobby Selsing Jr, Johnson Creek  6) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton  7) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater  8) Jared Vike, Columbus  9) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson  10) Jim Wolf, Watertown  11) Dylan Buckingham, Whitewater  12) Jon Benninger, Sun Prairie  13) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam

Fast Qualifier- Bobby Selsing Jr—15.829 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Jeff LeFave  2) Dustin Ward

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Craig Henning, Helenville  2) Bill Sweeney, Aztalan  3) Bryan Gottschalk, Jefferson  4) Kenny Storkson, Evansville  5) Chris Gottschalk, Jefferson  6) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  7) Don Mattrisch, Fort Atkinson  8) Jonathan Stanelle, Janesville  9) Nick Newton, Lake Mills  10) Mike Storkson, Evansville  11) Charles Novotney, Fort Atkinson  12) Lucas Stevenson, Beloit  13) Jim Wolf, Watertown

Fast Qualifier- Bill Sweeney—16.697 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Jim Wolf  2) Bill Reynolds

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Jamie Kohn, Madison  2) Dustin Yanke, Fort Atkinson  3) Chad Olds, Whitewater  4) Adam Schook, Whitewater  5) Josh Marx, Dousman  6) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  7) Jeremy Bredeson, Columbus  8) Nick Schmidt, Watertown  9) Lyle Phillips, Edgerton  10) Bill Kohn, Madison  11) Brody Chilvers, Milton  12) Tara Belz, Sun Prairie  13) Tytus Helgestad,  14) Sueter Bennett, Franksville  15) DJ Hill, Fort Atkinson  

Fast Qualifier- Chad Olds—17.229 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Bill Kohn  2) Josh Marx

Johnson Charges to Victory

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, May 16, 2015)              Two time Jefferson Speedway Late Model champion, Casey Johnson of Edgerton, charged to the front of the pack on Saturday night to claim victory in the Stoddard’s Meat Market 50 lap main event. Starting on the outside of row six, Johnson methodically picked his way to the front of the field for his first win of 2015.

Tyler Peterson and Craig Phillips paced the stacked field of competitors to the drop of the green flag. Phillips led lap one by a nose with Peterson hanging tough to his inside. Peterson grabbed control of the point on lap two with Chris Quam filling the gap under Phillips as they fought for second. Quam slipped past Phillips and tried to draw even with Peterson at the front. By lap four, Quam and Peterson were side by side. A lap later, Quam slid into the lead with Luke Westenberg in tow for second. A caution on lap 13 slowed the pace when Bruce Lee spun down the backstretch. Quam led the pack back to green followed by Westenberg, Michael Grueneberg and Peterson. Johnson entered the top five on lap 21 while the leaders bumped and banged for position. Grueneberg and Noel Ramge battled for third with Johnson watching from fifth. When Grueneberg regained the third spot, Johnson motored under Ramge to steal fourth. On lap 31, Johnson pulled alongside Grueneberg for third, clearing for the position on the exit of turn four. Johnson continued to surge to the front, stealing the second spot from Westenberg on lap 37. Johnson set his sights on the leader, Quam, catching him with 12 laps to go. Johnson dove under the leader as they entered turn three on lap 39. After a brief side by side fight, Johnson moved out front and quickly began to pull away. At the checkers, it was Johnson for the commanding victory followed by Quam, Grueneberg, Westenberg and Ramge.

In Sportsman action, Whitewater’s Jay Kalbus captured the 30 lap feature event. Jason Kubicz and Russ Nicholson brought the field to green as they battled wheel to wheel for control. Kubicz held the advantage at the completion of lap one, but Nicholson fought back to grab sole possession of the lead on lap three. Kalbus followed into second as the top two began to break away from the field. Tim Coley moved into third on lap seven followed by Terry Wangsness for fourth. Kalbus made his move for the lead on lap nine as he drove under Nicholson exiting turn two. Kalbus claimed the top spot on lap 11 with Wangsness up to third. Wangsness got past Nicholson for second on lap 14 with Jason Thoma in his tracks for third. After a caution on lap 19, Wangsness and Thoma made contact resulting in Thoma experiencing a flat right front tire to bring out a second yellow flag. As racing resumed, Kalbus remained in control all the way to the checkers for the win. Wangsness, Tony Ciano, Mark Deporter and Nicholson rounded out the top five.

Madison’s Mike Lambert used a late restart to grab the lead and hang on to win the 20 lap International feature event. After an early caution on the opening lap, Dan Birkett took the early lead with Jason Uttech in second and Neil Higgins up to third. On lap six, Higgins drove under Uttech to claim second and set his sights on Birkett at the point. Higgins drew even with Birkett on lap seven, clearing for the top spot two laps later. Lambert moved into the second spot just before the caution waved on lap 13. Higgins and Lambert led the field back to green with Lambert gaining the advantage through turns three and four. One more caution with four laps remaining set up another battle between Lambert and Higgins, but Lambert took control once again to grab the win. Higgins finished second followed by Seth Reamer, Birkett and Joe Cross.

Waterloo’s Dustin Ward took the lead late in the 25 lap Hobby Stock main event to claim his second feature of the season. Jeff LeFave took the lead from the outside of row one with Wayne Buchs still flanking his inside. Buchs battled back to draw even with LeFave as the field lined up two by two. LeFave and Buchs continued to fight for position with LeFave inching forward lap after lap. LeFave finally cleared for the lead on lap 14 with Ward and Boyd Eichelkraut fighting for third. Ward claimed the position on lap 16 and quickly drove to the high side of Buchs looking for second. By lap 18, Ward was in possession of second and still moving forward. With six laps left, Ward again used the outside groove to pull alongside LeFave at the front. Ward cleared for the lead as they raced through turns three and four. Bobby Selsing Jr followed into second, but Ward had the field covered as he cruised to the stripe for the win. Selsing was second followed by LeFave, Buchs and Eichelkraut.

Bill Sweeney of Aztalan captured his second consecutive feature win by claiming the 20 lap Road Warrior main event. Jordan Lamb and Lucas Stephenson made up row one at the start. After a caution on lap two, Stephenson experienced problems forcing him to retire from the event. Don Mattrisch emerged with the lead while Bryan Gottschalk moved into second. Gottschalk went to work on Mattrisch with Sweeney now up to the third spot. Gottschalk took charge of the point on lap four with Sweeney in tow for second. Sweeney quickly made his move for the lead, driving under Gottschalk on lap five. After making contact entering turn one, Sweeney grabbed the lead and began to pull away. Chris Gottschalk joined his brother in a fight for second as the laps dwindled. At the checkers, it was Sweeney for the win with Bryan Gottschalk holding off Chris Gottschalk for second. Rounding out the top five were Kenny Storkson and Craig Henning.

Madison’s Jamie Kohn grabbed the lead late in the 20 lap Bandit feature to claim his second win of the 2015 campaign. Brody Chilvers and AJ Hill brought the field to green. On lap one, Tyler Deporter joined them to create a three wide fight for first. Deporter emerged with the lead on lap two with Josh Marx up to second. Marx began to apply heavy pressure to Deporter for the top spot while Chad Olds and Dustin Yanke moved toward the front. On lap seven, Marx got under Deporter as they fought for the lead. Yanke used the bottom groove to set up another three wide battle for the top spot on lap 11. This time, Yanke took control with Kohn following him into second. Kohn began looking under the new leader on lap 13. A lap later, the two were side by side with Kohn taking the lead exiting turn four. Kohn didn’t look back as he drove off to get the win. Yanke was second followed by Olds, Marx and Jeremy Bredeson.

Next Saturday, May 23, is a full program in all division sponsored by Newville Auto Salvage. Time trials begin at 5pm with racing at 7pm. Jefferson Speedway plays host to round 1 of the Tournament of Destruction on Sunday, May 24, sponsored by The Radio Doctor. 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) Chris Quam, Stoughton  3) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  4) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  5) Noel Ramge, Helenville  6) Brandon Pendleton, Helenville  7) Trent Erdman, Fort Atkinson  8) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  9) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  10) Alex Papini, Machesney Park (IL)  11) Tyler Peterson, Lake Geneva  12) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills  13) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson  14) Craig Phillips, Edgerton  15) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills  16) Bruce Lee, Cambridge  17) Kyle Taylor, Deerfield  18) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek

Fast Qualifier- Casey Johnson—14.160 seconds

Consi- Andrew Kiedrowski, Hunter Drefahl

Last Chance- Kyle Taylor, Jerry Eckhardt, Shaun Scheel, Dylan Schuyler

Heat Winners- 1) Kyle Taylor  2) Dylan Schuyler  3) Shaun Scheel

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Jay Kalbus, Whitewater  2) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson  3) Tony Ciano, Janesville  4) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  5) Russ Nicholson, Madison  6) Tim Coley, Madison  7) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  8) Dan Schmidt, Farmington  9) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  10) Scott Hoeft, Watertown  11) Ed Jackson, Madison  12) Josh Madell, Mayville  13) Jason Thoma, Jefferson  14) Jason Kubicz, Whitewater

Fast Qualifier- Jason Thoma—14.795 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Jay Kalbus  2) Jim Taylor

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) Mike Lambert, Madison  2) Neil Higgins, Watertown  3) Seth Reamer, Waupun  4) Dan Birkett, Jefferson  5) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  6) Brandon DeLacy, Fort Atkinson  7) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  8) Trent Rueth, Fort Atkinson  9) Jason Uttech, Watertown  10) Noah Pankow, Jefferson

Fast Qualifier- Seth Reamer—16.466 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Joe Cross  2) Neil Higgins

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1)  Dustin Ward, Waterloo  2) Bobby Selsing Jr, Johnson Creek  3) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson  4) Wayne Buchs, Mazomanie  5) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton  6) Jim Wolf, Watertown  7) Dylan Buckingham, Whitewater  8) Jared Vike, Columbus  9) Jim Tate Jr, Deforest  10) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater

Fast Qualifier- Bobby Selsing Jr—15.782 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Jim Tate Jr  2) Jim Wolf

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Bill Sweeney, Aztalan  2) Bryan Gottschalk, Jefferson  3) Chris Gottschalk, Jefferson  4) Kenny Storkson, Evansville  5) Craig Henning, Helenville  6) Don Mattrisch, Fort Atkinson  7) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  8) Chester Williams, Waukesha  9) Charles Novotney, Fort Atkinson  10) Jordan Lamb, Fort Atkinson  11) Don Georgeson Jr, Madison  12) Lucas Stephenson, Beloit  13) Nick Newton, Lake Mills

Fast Qualifier- Kenny Storkson—16.772 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Charles Novotney  2) Bill Reynolds

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Jamie Kohn, Madison  2) Dustin Yanke, Fort Atkinson  3) Chad Olds, Whitewater  4) Josh Marx, Dousman  5) Jeremy Bredeson, Columbus  6) Bill Kohn, Madison  7) DJ Hill, Fort Atkinson  8) Brody Chilvers,   9) Adam Schook, Whitewater  10) Nick Schmidt, Watertown  11) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson

Fast Qualifier- Chad Olds—17.247 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Tyler Deporter  2) Nick Schmidt

Stephen Scheel Winner At Jefferson Speedway

Scheel Captures Serenity Concepts 50

JEFFERSON, WI  (Saturday, May 9, 2015)                                Stephen Scheel of Lake Mills took top honors at Jefferson Speedway on Saturday night by winning the Serenity Concepts 50 lap Late Model main event. Scheel grabbed the lead early and held off a hard charging Craig Phillips to claim the victory.

Tyler Peterson and Chris Quam paced the field of hot shoes to the drop of the green. Quam held a slight advantage as they completed lap one. Quam cleared for control of the lead on lap two with John Ovadal Jr following into second and Stephen Scheel in third. The first of three cautions waved on lap four when Ovadal spun exiting turn four. Ovadal escaped major damaged as he was relegated to the rear of the field on the restart. As racing resumed, Scheel moved up to challenge Quam for the top spot. On lap five, Scheel got under Quam entering turn three as the leaders raced side by side. Scheel moved past Quam for sole possession of the lead a lap later with Quam back to second followed by Phillips in third. Phillips went to work on Quam for the second spot, getting to his inside on lap 13. After a four lap battle, Phillips claimed the runner up spot on lap 17. The leaders raced single file while several battles for position raged behind them. The second caution slowed the field on lap 29 when Kyle Smith spun exiting turn four. Once racing resumed, Scheel and Phillips began to break away from the rest of the pack with Phillips remaining tight on Scheel’s rear bumper. Phillips continued to apply heavy pressure to the leader with Scheel keeping him at bay with each passing lap. A final caution on lap 46 set up a four lap shootout to the checkers, but Scheel remained in control to cross the stripe first for the win. Phillips settled for second followed by Dylan Schuyler, Casey Johnson and Quam.

Stoughton’s Jim Taylor led all 30 laps of the Sportsman main event to claim his first win of 2015. Taylor took control of the point on lap one from the pole with Mike Storkson dropping into second. On lap three, Mike Winters moved past Scott Hoeft for the third spot with Tony Ciano right behind in fourth. Winters got alongside Storkson for second on lap eight while Ciano watched closely from fourth. Winters cleared for second on lap ten with Ciano still in his tracks. Ciano quickly went to work on the new second place machine, driving under Winters and stealing the position on lap 12. Ciano spent the remainder of the caution free feature race trying to run down Taylor. But Taylor stayed strong out front to see the checkers first and claim the win. Ciano was second with Jay Kalbus, Terry Wangsness and Jason Thoma rounding out the top five.

Madison’s Mike Lambert claimed the 20 lap International feature event. Gary Stark Jr took the early lead from the front row while Keith Bell and Brandon DeLacy battled for second behind him. Stark began to stretch his advantage while the fight for second between DeLacy and Bell was joined by Merek Pankow. While Stark grew his lead, Pankow battled up to second with Lambert in his tracks for third. Lambert drove to the high side of Pankow, claiming second on lap ten. Lambert began to reel in Stark who was enjoying a healthy advantage. Lambert chipped away at Stark’s lead until finally catching him with six laps to go. Lambert again drove to the outside, clearing for the top spot on lap 15 and driving away to the checkers for the win. Stark finished second followed by Seth Reamer, Pankow and DeLacy.

In Hobby Stock action, it was Lucas Buckingham of Whitewater leading flag to flag to capture the 25 lap feature event. Jim Wolf and Buckingham led the field to green with Buckingham leading lap one by a nose. A quick caution on lap two handed sole possession of the lead to Buckingham with Wolf running second and Wayne Buchs in third. Buchs went to work on Wolf as racing restarted. After a brief battle, Buchs claimed the position behind Buckingham. The battle for third through sixth got hot and heavy as AJ Lloyd, Bobby Selsing Jr and Dustin Ward were trying to make their way to the front. Buckingham continued to show the way with Buchs right behind in second. As they flew towards the white flag, Wolf and Selsing made heavy contact resulting in both drivers being forced to slow. Ward pounced on the opening as he slid into third with Selsing regaining control and Wolf falling back into the field. Buckingham charged across the stripe to see the checkers first with Buchs on his bumper for second. Ward was third followed by Selsing and Dylan Buckingham.

Bill Sweeney of Aztalan was the winner of the 20 lap Road Warrior feature event. Lucas Stephenson and Charles Novotny led the field to green with Stephenson taking the early lead. After an early caution on lap two, Stephenson and Novotny restarted side by side with Bill Reynolds and Tom Dorn right behind. Stephenson regained the point on the restart with Reynolds sliding up to second. Reynolds charged past Stephenson to take the lead with Sweeney already up to second on lap four. Sweeney drove to the high side of Reynolds on lap five, clearing for the position as they entered turn three. Craig Henning followed Sweeney around Reynolds on lap seven as the leaders began to pull away from the rest of the pack. Sweeney remained in control of the race as he cruised to the checkers for the win. Henning was second with Kenny Storkson, Bryan Gottschalk and Dorn completing the top five.

In Bandit feature action, it was Nick Schmidt of Watertown taking top honors in the 20 lap affair. Bill Kohn led early from the front row with a jumble of drivers fighting for second behind him. Schmidt slid into control of the second spot on lap three as he drove alongside Kohn for the lead. Schmidt took the position a lap later with Josh Marx in tow for second. After a caution on lap nine, Schmidt restarted alongside Marx with Schmidt regaining the point on lap ten. Jamie Kohn moved up to battle with Marx for second on lap 11 with Kohn taking the position for himself on lap 13. Kohn moved up to take a shot at the leader, but Schmidt kept him at bay to see the checkers first and get the win. Following post-race inspection, Adam Schook was awarded second with Dustin Yanke, Tyler Deporter and Bill Kohn rounding out the top five.

Next Saturday, May 16, is a full program of racing in all six divisions highlighted by the Stoddard’s Meat Market 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 visit www.jeffersonspeedway.com for more information.

 

JEFFERSON SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY

Late Model-

Feature Results- 1) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills  2) Craig Phillips, Edgerton  3) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  4) Casey Johnson, Edgerton  5) Chris Quam, Stoughton  6) Trent Erdman, Fort Atkinson  7) Kyle Taylor, Deerfield  8) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  9) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  10) John Ovadal Jr, Watertown  11) Tyler Peterson, Lake Geneva  12) Duke Long, West Bend  13) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills  14) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek  15) Brandon Pendleton, Helenville  16) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson  17) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  18) Chuck Duncan, Milwaukee

Fast Qualifier- Jason Erickson—14.303 seconds

Last Chance- Brandon Pendleton, Casey Johnson, Duke Long, Chuck Duncan

Heat Winners- 1) Brandon Pendleton  2) Shaun Scheel  3) John Ovadal Jr

Beat Appearing- Jason Erickson

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  2) Tony Ciano, Janesville  3) Jay Kalbus, Whitewater  4) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson  5) Jason Thoma, Jefferson  6) Mike Winters, Sun Prairie  7) Andy Welter, Cedarburg  8) Adam Bleskan, Menomonee Falls  9) Mike Storkson, Evansville  10) Russ Nicholson, Madison  11) Scott Hoeft, Watertown  12) Tom Schuette, Fort Atkinson  13) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  14) Joe Shelby, Slinger  15) Jason Kubicz, Whitewater  16) Tim Coley, Madison

Fast Qualifier- Jason Thoma—14.782 seconds NEW TRACK RECORD

Last Chance- Jason Kubicz, Joe Shelby, Russ Nicholson, Adam Bleskan

Heat Winners- 1) Jason Kubicz  2) Scott Hoeft

Best Appearing- Terry Wangsness

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) Mike Lambert, Madison  2) Gary Stark Jr, Waterloo  3) Seth Reamer, Waupun  4) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  5) Brandon DeLacy, Fort Atkinson  6) Keith Bell, Brodhead  7) Neil Higgins, Watertown  8) Dan Birkett, Jefferson  9) Tim Petrie, Whitewater  10) Jason Uttech, Watertown  11) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  12) Noah Pankow, Jefferson  13) Trent Rueth, Fort Atkinson

Fast Qualifier- Mike Lambert—16.446 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Tim Petrie  2) Seth Reamer

Best Appearing- Jason Uttech

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater  2) Wayne Buchs, Mazomanie  3) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  4) Bobby Selsing Jr, Johnson Creek  5) Dylan Buckingham, Whitewater  6) AJ Lloyd, Loves Park (IL)  7) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson  8) Jared Vike, Columbus  9) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton  10) Joey Thomas, Rockford (IL)  11) Jon Benninger, Windsor  12) Jim Wolf, Watertown  13) Cody Buchs, Mazomanie  14) Eric Bennett, Beloit  15) Korey Bengsch, Sun Prairie

Fast Qualifier- Dustin Ward—15.716 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Lucas Buckingham  2) Jared Vike

Best Appearing- Dustin Ward

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Bill Sweeney, Aztalan  2) Craig Henning, Helenville  3) Kenny Storkson, Evansville  4) Bryan Gottschalk, Jefferson  5) Charles Novotney, Fort Atkinson  6) Lucas Stephenson, Beloit  7) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  8) Chester Williams, Waukesha  9) Tom Dorn, Fort Atkinson

Fast Qualifier- Kenny Storkson—16.770 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Bill Reynolds  2) Bill Sweeney

Best Appearing- Craig Henning

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Nick Schmidt, Watertown  2) Adam Schook, Whitewater  3) Dustin Yanke, Fort Atkinson  4) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  5) Bill Kohn, Madison  6) Devon Dixon, Janesville  7) DJ Hill, Fort Atkinson  8) Tara Belz, Sun Prairie  9) Chad Olds, Whitewater  10) Ryan Ostenson, Beloit  11) Jamie Kohn, Madison  12) Josh Marx, Dousman

Fast Qualifier- Jamie Kohn—17.158 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Ryan Ostenson  2) Nick Schmidt

Best Appearing- Tyler Deporter

·         Grueneberg Grabs Season Opener At Jefferson Speedway

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, May 02, 2015) Madison’s Michael Grueneberg bested a stout field of Wisconsin’s finest Late Model pilots to grab the first feature of the season at Jefferson Speedway. Grueneberg dominated every lap of the CR Construction 50 lap main event, en route to making a statement as the 2015 season got underway.

Grueneberg and Luke Westenberg led the field to green with Grueneberg taking control of the top spot as they exited turn two on the opening lap. Grueneberg immediately began to pull away from the pack while Westenberg battled for second with Craig Phillips. Westenberg took control of the runner up position on lap five while Stephen Scheel drove to the high side of Phillips to claim third. Shaun Scheel followed into fourth with two time defending champ, Dale Nottestad up to fifth. The leaders lined up single file as each driver began to size up the competition directly in front of them. At the midway point of the race, Nottestad made a move to get by Shaun Scheel for fourth, bringing Casey Johnson along into the top five. Johnson got a good run to move past Nottestad on lap 32. Johnson quickly went to work on Stephen Scheel for third, taking over the position on lap 39. Johnson spent the remainder of the race trying to close in on Westenberg for second while Grueneberg continued to show the way. Grueneberg closed out the event without ever being seriously challenged as he took the checkered flag for the win. Westenberg managed to hold off Johnson for second with Stephen Scheel and Shaun Scheel rounding out the top five.

Jefferson’s Jason Thoma completed the clean sweep in the Sportsman division by claimed fast time, winning his heat and claiming the 30 lap feature event. Russ Nicholson led early from the pole with Mike Winters quickly up to second. Winters stalked Nicholson until making his move for the lead on lap six. Winters cleared for the top spot a lap later while Tony Ciano moved up to challenge Nicholson for second. The sole caution of the race waved on lap 14, slowing the field with 16 laps remaining. As racing resumed, Thoma began his trek to the front. Using the high side, Thoma slipped past Jay Kalbus to claim third and draw even with Ciano for second. By lap 19, Thoma owned the second position as he continued to charge forward. Thoma pulled alongside Winters on lap 20, gaining the advantage and clearing for the point as they raced into turn one. Thoma quickly opened up a healthy advantage while Winters tried to fend off Ciano for second. At the checkers, it was Thoma for the win with Winters hanging on to second. Ciano was third followed by Terry Wangsness and Kalbus.

Seth Reamer of Waupun picked his way to the front of the 20 lap International feature to capture the victory. Brandon DeLacy and Tim Petrie led the field to green with Petrie taking the early lead on lap one. Joe Cross followed into second with Merek Pankow third and Reamer already running in fourth. Reamer slipped by Pankow for third on lap six and alongside Cross for second. Reamer cleared for second on lap seven as he continued forward alongside Petrie. Reamer took command of the lead on lap ten with Mike Lambert trying to stay in his tracks for second. Lambert attained the second spot on lap 12 as he looked to close on Reamer. But Reamer had the field covered as he streaked to the checkers for the win. Lambert was second followed by Petrie, Pankow and Cross.

Picking up the second clean sweep on the evening was Dustin Ward of Waterloo. Jim Wolf and Jeff LeFave Jr kicked off the 20 lap affair from the front row. LeFave led lap one with Wolf still flanked to his inside. Wolf motored past LeFave to claim the lead on lap two. Lucas Buckingham got by LeFave to take over second with Ward charging up to third on lap eight. Ward dove under Buckingham to take over the second spot on lap ten. A lap later, Ward was under the leader looking to steal the top spot for himself. Ward cleared Wolf for the point on lap 12 with Bobby Selsing Jr trying to follow him to the front. Selsing took second from Wolf on lap 14, but Ward was already well on his way to stripe to claim the win. Selsing was second with Buckingham, Wolf and Bo Bennish rounding out the top five.

In Road Warrior action, it was Bryan Gottschalk of Jefferson taking top honors in the 20 lap feature event. Starting behind row one, Gottschalk charged to the outside while Ken Paavo and Lucas Stevenson battled for the lead. Gottschalk drove around Paavo for second on lap two and quickly moved past Stevenson a lap later to take over the top spot. Gottschalk began to stretch his lead while Craig Henning and Bill Sweeney fought for second. Sweeney eventually claimed the position on lap 15 as he looked to catch the leader. Lapped traffic allowed Sweeney to close in on Gottschalk as the laps ticked away, but Gottschalk stay in command to get the win. Sweeney was second followed by Henning, Chris Gottschalk and Bill Reynolds.

Madison’s Jamie Kohn claimed the 20 lap Bandit main event. Jesse Johnson took the lead from Sueter Bennett on lap two with Tyler Deporter following into second. Kohn joined the leaders, stealing the second spot from Deporter on lap seven . Kohn closed up to the rear bumper of Johnson on lap eight. Kohn dove under Johnson, taking the top spot away on lap ten. Nick Schmidt followed into second, but Kohn had him covered as he drove to the checkers for the win. Schmidt was second with Chad Olds, Josh Marx and Johnson completing the top five.

Next Saturday, May 9, is a full program in all divisions highlighted by the Serenity Concepts 50 lap Late Model feature as well as the Best Appearing Car Contest. 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) Michael Grueneberg, Madison 2) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson 3) Casey Johnson, Edgerton 4) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills 5) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills 6) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge 7) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson 8) Trent Erdman, Fort Atkinson 9) John Ovadal Jr, Watertown 10) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson 11) Craig Phillips, Edgerton 12) Brandon Pendleton, Helenville 13) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills 14) Kyle Taylor, Deerfield 15) Chris Quam, Stoughton 16) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek 17) Andrew Kiedrowski, Union Grove 18) Tyler Peterson, Lake Geneva

Fast Qualifier- Jason Erickson—14.138 seconds

Last Chance- Tyler Peterson, Kyle Smith, Dylan Schuyler, Andrew Kiedrowski

Heat Winners- 1) Tyler Peterson 2) Dylan Schuyler 3) Kyle Smith

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Jason Thoma, Jefferson 2) Mike Winters, Sun Prairie 3) Tony Ciano, Janesville 4) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson 5) Jay Kalbus, Whitewater 6) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson 7) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit 8) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown 9) Jim Taylor, Stoughton 10) Mike Storkson, Madison 11) Mike Rahn, DePere 12) Josh Madell, Mayville 13) Ed Jackson, Madison 14) Tom Schuette, Fort Atkinson 15) Russ Nicholson, Madison 16) Tim Coley, Madison 17) Scott Hoeft, Watertown

Fast Qualifier- Jason Thoma—14.919 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Mike Storkson 2) Jason Thoma

International-

Feature Results- 1) Seth Reamer, Waupun 2) Mike Lambert, Madison 3) Tim Petrie, Whitewater 4) Merek Pankow, Jefferson 5) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie 6) Neil Higgins, Watertown 7) Dan Birkett, Jefferson 8) Jason Uttech, Watertown 9) Brandon DeLacy, Fort Atkinson 10) Noah Pankow, Jefferson

Fast Qualifier- Mike Lambert—16.447 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Joe Cross 2) Seth Reamer

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) Dustin Ward, Waterloo 2) Bobby Selsing Jr, Fort Atkinson 3) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater 4) Jim Wolf, Watertown 5) Bo Bennish, Merrill 6) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton 7) Jeff LeFave Jr, Fort Atkinson 8) Dylan Buckingham, Whitewater 9) Jared Vike, Columbus 10) Wayne Buchs, Mazomanie 11) Korey Bengsch, Sun Prairie 12) Cody Buchs, Mazomanie

Fast Qualifier- Dustin Ward—15.735 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Wayne Buchs 2) Dustin Ward

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Bryan Gottschalk, Jefferson 2) Bill Sweeney, Aztalan 3) Craig Henning, Helenville 4) Chris Gottschalk, Jefferson 5) Bill Reynolds, Watertown 6) Don Mattrisch, Fort Atkinson 7) Charles Novotny, Fort Atkinson 8) Lucas Stevenson, Beloit 9) Don Georgeson Jr, Fort Atkinson 10) Ken Paavo, Fort Atkinson

Fast Qualifier- Kenny Storkson- 16.793 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Bill Reynolds 2) Craig Henning

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Jamie Kohn, Madison 2) Nick Schmidt, Watertown 3) Chad Olds, Whitewater 4) Josh Marx, Dousman 5) Jesse Johnson, Fort Atkinson 6) Adam Schook, Whitewater 7) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson 8) Bill Kohn, Madison 9) Tara Belz, Sun Prairie 10) DJ Hill, Fort Atkinson 11) Sueter Bennett, Franksville 12) Jeremy Bredeson, Columbus

APRIL

11APRIMPACT SURVIVAL SERIES300 LAP ENDURO - GATES OPEN AT NOON - RACE AT 2PM

18APRFINAL PRESEASON PRACTICE

25APRCABIN FEVER 50GATES OPEN AT 2PM - TRIALS AT 5PM - RACE AT 7PM

MAY

2MAYFULL RACING PROGRAMGATES OPEN AT 3PM - TRIALS AT 5PM - RACE AT 7PM

8MAYTRACK ATTACK

9MAYFULL RACING PROGRAM - MOTHERS DAYGATES OPEN AT 3PM - TRIALS AT 5PM - RACE AT 7PM

16MAYFULL RACING PROGRAMGATES OPEN AT 3PM - TRIALS AT 5PM - RACE AT 7PM

23MAYFULL RACING PROGRAMGATES OPEN AT 3PM - TRIALS AT 5PM - RACE AT 7PM

23MAYTOURNAMENT OF DESTRUCTION ROUND 1FIREWORKS AT 7PM

30MAYFULL RACING PROGRAMGATES OPEN AT 3PM - TRIALS AT 5PM - RACE AT 7PM

JUNE

12JUNTRACK ATTACK

20JUNTUNDRA RACING SERIES - FATHERS DAYGATES OPEN AT 3PM - TRIALS AT 5PM - RACE AT 7PM

JULY

4JULTOURNAMENT OF DESTRUCTION ROUND 2FIREWORKS

10JULTRACK ATTACKGATES OPEN AT 3PM - TRIALS AT 5PM - RACE AT 7PM

11JULFULL RACING PROGRAMGATES OPEN AT 3PM - TRIALS AT 5PM - RACE AT 7PM

11JULFULL RACING PROGRAM (COPY)GATES OPEN AT 2PM - TRIALS AT 5PM - RACE AT 7PM

18JULFULL RACING PROGRAMGATES OPEN AT 3PM - TRIALS AT 5PM - RACE AT 7PM

25JULFULL RACING PROGRAMGATES OPEN AT 3PM - TRIALS AT 5PM - RACE AT 7PM

AUGUST

1AUGFULL RACING PROGRAMGATES OPEN AT 3PM - TRIALS AT 5PM - RACE AT 7PM

7AUGTRACK ATTACKGATES OPEN AT 2PM - TRIALS AT 5PM - RACE AT 7PM

8AUGFULL RACING PROGRAMGATES OPEN AT 3PM - TRIALS AT 5PM - RACE AT 7PM

15AUGFULL RACING PROGRAM - BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHTGATES OPEN AT 2PM - TRIALS AT 5PM - RACE AT 7PM

22AUGTHE BADGERLAND CHALLENGE SERIES - FINALEGATES OPEN AT 2PM - TRIALS AT 5PM - RACE AT 7PM

29AUGFULL RACING PROGRAMGATES OPEN AT 3PM - TRIALS AT 5PM - RACE AT 7PM

SEPTEMBER

5SEPFULL RACING PROGRAMGATES OPEN AT 3PM - TRIALS AT 5PM - RACE AT 7PM

6SEPTOURNAMENT OF DESTRUCTION ROUND 3FIREWORKS

11SEPTRACK ATTACKGATES OPEN AT 2PM - TRIALS AT 5PM - RACE AT 7PM

12SEPHAVILL SPOERL SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPSGATES OPEN AT 2PM - TRIALS AT 5PM - RACE AT 7PM

18SEPWISCONSIN STATE CHAMPIONSHIPGATES OPEN AT 3PM - RACE AT 7PM

19SEPWISCONSIN STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS FINALEGATES OPEN AT 2PM - TRIALS AT 5PM - RACE AT 7PM