Nottestad Nails Down Title With Win

 

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, August 27, 2016) Dale Nottestad began Saturday evening with two goals in mind. The first was to win the Serenity Concepts 50 lap Late Model feature event. The second was to wrap up his third Late Model track championship in the last four seasons at Wisconsin’s Action Track. Both missions were accomplished by the Cambridge pilot after making a late race pass for the lead to secure the victory and the 2016 Late Model crown.

Ed Wolff III and Tyler Peterson paced the pack to the green as they battled wheel to wheel for control. Kyle Smith tried to make it a three wide fight for first, but Peterson grabbed the lead as they crossed the stripe to complete lap one. Smith moved up alongside Wolff for second, taking the spot for himself on lap four. Smith began to peek to the low side of Peterson on lap seven, drawing even a lap later while Wolff and Shaun Scheel fought for third behind them. Smith and Peterson battled side by side until lap 15 when Smith gained the upper hand to take the lead. But Peterson would not go away that easily as he raced back to the outside of Smith on lap 16 and launched into the lead on lap 17. Smith fell to second until lap 23 when he dove under Peterson as they raced into turn one. Meanwhile, Trent Erdman moved alongside Wolff looking to steal the third position. On lap 24, Smith and Peterson got together as they raced through turns one and two. Smith rocketed out to the lead with Erdman following into second. The contact between Smith and Peterson resulted in a tire rub for Peterson as he was forced to retire from the race early. On lap 29, Erdman took to the outside groove as he raced up next to Smith for the top spot. A lap later, Erdman was out front as Smith began to fade into the back, handing second to Dylan Schuyler. On lap 33, Scheel and Nottestad opened a battle for third, which Nottestad won a lap later. Nottestad pulled up behind Schuyler, claiming the second position on lap 42. Nottestad set his sights on Erdman on the point just as the caution waved to slow the action on lap 43. The leaders closed up for the restart with Erdman showing the way ahead of Nottestad in second. As racing resumed, Nottestad fired under Erdman looking to grab the lead. With five laps to go, Nottestad slid his mount in front of Erdman and drove off to score the win. Erdman finished a season best second followed by Schuyler, Michael Grueneberg and Luke Westenberg.

Watertown’s Chris Chenoweth powered to the win in the 30 lap Sportsman feature event. Jim Taylor grabbed the early lead from row one with Bobby Selsing quickly up to second. Selsing continued to move forward, sliding under Taylor on lap two. A lap later, Selsing was out front and pulling away while Taylor dropped back to battle Terry Wangsness for second. Wangsness moved past Taylor on lap eight, bringing Chenoweth along for third. Wangsness and Chenoweth raced for second while Selsing increased his advantage at the front. On lap 12, Chenoweth completed the pass for the runner up spot and began to reel in Selsing out front. Chenoweth picked away at Selsing’s lead as the laps ticked away. On lap 18, Chenoweth found himself on Selsing’s rear bumper. One lap later, Chenoweth and Selsing were side by side. After a brief battle, Chenoweth took over the top spot as he drove away to grab the win. At the checkers, it was Chenoweth first followed by Selsing, Jay Kalbus, Jason Thoma and Wangsness.

James Bell of Janesville picked up the win in the 20 lap International feature event. Scott Crawford and Noah Pankow opened up the action from the front row as they fought for control. Crawford eventually moved into the lead on lap three with Neil Higgins and Josh Marx battling for second behind him. On lap six, Higgins slid up next to Crawford, claiming the lead two laps later. Bell followed Higgins into second as he quickly began to challenge the new leader. On lap 11, Bell looked to the inside of Higgins for the lead. Slight contact between the duo as they raced into turn one on lap 13 allowed Bell to fire into the lead while Kyle Stark moved up next to Higgins for second. Stark cleared for the spot on lap 16, but Bell was already on his way to the checkers for the win Stark was second with Mike Lambert, Higgins and Seth Reamer rounding out the top five.

Cody Buchs of Mazomanie claimed the 25 lap Hobby Stock feature event after a late race pass netted him the lead. Dan Snyder and Jared Vike began the race on the front row. After battling door to door, Snyder took control of the point on lap three with Vike in second and Lucas Buckingham in third. Kenny Storkson got past Buckingham on lap ten with Buchs already shadowing the top three. Buchs worked past Storkson for third on lap 13 and drew even with Vike two laps later for second. Buchs slipped into second just before the sole caution of the race waved on lap 17. As racing resumed, Buchs began to apply heavy pressure to Snyder at the front. Snyder tried to hold back Buchs with Storkson watching from third. The top three began to separate themselves from the rest of the pack while Buchs continued to search for an opening. On lap 21, Buchs got a good run to pull even with Snyder as they entered turn one. With two laps remaining, Buchs moved out front alone and raced away to the checkers for the win. Snyder hung on for second with Storkson in third. Dustin Ward and Buckingham completed the top five.

Chris Gottschalk of Fort Atkinson picked up another feature win after claiming the 15 lap Road Warrior event. Mark Dewey led early with Rodger Stephenson in second and Bill Reynolds in third. Reynolds slipped by Stephenson on lap two and pulled up alongside Dewey a lap later. Reynolds claimed the lead on lap four with Craig Henning in tow for second and Gottschalk now up to third. On lap five, Reynolds got loose in turn two allowing Henning to move past into the lead and bring Gottschalk along for second. Gottschalk continued forward and he drew even with Henning on lap six. A lap later, Gottschalk was out front alone. At the checkers, it was Gottschalk for the win followed by Henning, Bill Sweeney, Reynolds and Bryan Gottschalk.

Chad Olds of Whitewater made a last lap pass to pick up the win in the 15 lap Bandit feature event. Kade Watters grabbed the lead from the outside of row one. By lap five, DJ Hill and Olds were already battling for second behind Watters who was enjoying a healthy advantage. Olds moved into control of the second position on lap six and began to close the gap on Watters at the front. His efforts were aided by a caution with just two laps left setting up a shootout to the finish. Watters and Olds led the field back to green as they raced side by side. On the final lap, Olds used momentum off turn two to gain the advantage. Olds held that advantage as they raced across the stripe to claim the win. Watters settled for second followed by Jeremy Bredeson, Brody Chilvers and Tyler Deporter.

Next Saturday, September 3, is a full program of racing sponsored by Triana’s Trophy Case. It’s also fan appreciation night with food and drink specials from 5-7pm. Sunday, September 4, is the Tournament of Destruction World Championships beginning 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) Trent Erdman, Fort Atkinson  3) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  4) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  5) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  6) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  7) Kody Hubred, Utica  8) Ed Wolff III, Watertown  9) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills  10) Bruce Lee, Cambridge  11) Aaron Wilke, Waterloo  12) Kyle Taylor, Deerfield  13) Scott Patrick, Dousman  14) Craig Phillips, Edgerton  15) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson  16) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills  17) Chuck Duncan, Milwaukee  18) Tyler Peterson, Lake Geneva

Fast Qualifier- Dale Nottestad—14.274 seconds

Last Chance- Kyle Taylor, Aaron Wilke, Scott Patrick, Chuck Duncan

Heat Winners- 1) Chuck Duncan  2) Ed Wolff III  3) Michael Grueneberg

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  2) Bobby Selsing, Johnson Creek  3) Jay Kalbus, Watertown  4) Jason Thoma, Jefferson  5) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson  6) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit  7) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  8) Tony Ciano, Janesville  9) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  10) Josh Madell, Mayville  11) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton  12) Ed Jackson, Madison  13) Jim Tate Jr, Doylestown

Fast Qualifier- Jason Thoma—14.960 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Bobby Selsing  20 Robert Hansberry Jr

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) James Bell, Janesville  2) Kyle Stark, Waterloo  3) Mike Lambert, Fort Atkinson  4) Neil Higgins, Watertown  5) Seth Reamer, Beaver Dam  6) Mark English, Edgerton  7) Tom Pfeifer, Fort Atkinson  8) Jamie Kohn, Madison  9) Scott Crawford, Cambridge  10) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  11) Jason Uttech, Watertown  12) Adam Schook, Palmyra  13) Keith Bell, Brodhead  14) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  15) Noah Pankow, Jefferson  16) Josh Marx, Dousman

Fast Qualifier- Kyle Stark—15.769 seconds NEW TRACK RECORD

Heat Winners- 1) Merek Pankow  2) Neil Higgins

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) Cody Buchs, Mazomanie  2) Dan Snyder, Stoughton  3) Kenny Storkson, Edgerton  4) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  5) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater  6) Chester Williams, Waukesha  7) Brandon Angileri, Beloit  8) Korey Bengsch, Fond du Lac  9) Jared Vike, Sussex  10) Chuck Egli, Stoughton  11) Kris Chwala, Johnson Creek  12) Gary Paulick, Union Grove  13) AJ Lloyd, Loves Park (IL)  14) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  15) Brandon DeLacy, Fort Atkinson  16) Jon Benninger, Windsor

Fast Qualifier- AJ Lloyd—15.803 seconds

Last Chance- Brandon DeLacy, Kris Chwala, Gary Paulick, Jon Benninger

Heat Winners- 1) Gary Paulick  2) Jared Vike

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  2) Craig Henning, Helenville  3) Bill Sweeney, Aztalan  4) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  5) Bryan Gottschalk, Jefferson  6) Kenny Storkson, Edgerton  7) Mark Dewey, Janesville  8) Rodger Stephenson, Cambridge  9) David Pautsch Jr, Roscoe (IL)  10) Rickie Nelson, Evansville  11) Sheen Marsh, Palmyra

Fast Qualifier- Bryan Gottschalk—16.517 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Bill Reynolds  2) Chris Gottschalk

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Chad Olds, Whitewater  2) Kade Watters, Sun Prairie  3) Jeremy Bredeson, Deforest  4) Brody Chilvers, Milton  5) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  6) Josh Lenz, Lake Mills  7) Bill Kohn, Madison  8) Jared Pinnow, Jefferson  9) DJ Hill, Watertown  10) CJ Hemiller, Watertown  11) Scott Riedner, Waunakee  12) Ryan Ostenson, Beloit  13) Lyle Phillips, Edgerton

Fast Qualifier- Chad Olds—14.172 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Scott Riedner  2) Tyler Deporter

Badgerland Battles Settled

 

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, August 20, 2016)           Wisconsin’s Action Track hosted the finale of the 2016 Badgerland Challenge Series on Saturday evening. The Series pits the best Late Model and Sportsman drivers from Jefferson Speedway, Slinger Super Speedway and Madison International Speedway in a three race series to determine which driver and track stand supreme. When the dust settled, it was Dale Nottestad of Cambridge taking top honors in the Late Models while Jefferson’s Jason Thoma owned the Sportsman. While Nottestad was busy putting the finishing touches on his Badgerland crown, Edgerton’s Casey Johnson was powering his way back into victory lane after winning the CR Construction 50 lap Late Model feature event.

Don Gaserude and Bruce Lee paced the field of 19 of the area’s best Late Model pilots to the green. Lee held the slight advantage as they crossed the stripe to complete the opening lap. Shaun Scheel tried to make it a three wide affair on lap two for the lead, but couldn’t quite make it work as Lee slipped out into control of the point on lap three. Luke Westenberg followed into second with Scheel in third when the first of three cautions waved on lap five for a wreck in turn three. Once racing resumed, Westenberg began to challenge Lee for the top spot. On lap ten, Westenberg slipped under Lee through turns three and four as they battled side by side. Westenberg took control on lap 12 as Michael Grueneberg moved up to third. Grueneberg followed Westenberg past Lee to claim second and immediately go to work on the new leader. The action was slowed on lap 19 for the second yellow flag period when Ryan Farrell spun in turn one. As racing resumed, Westenberg drifted high entering turn one allowing Grueneberg to slip underneath. On lap 20, slight contact between the two competitors resulted in Grueneberg sliding to the infield down the front stretch to force the final caution. As a result, both drivers were forced to restart from the back of the pack handing the lead over to Jason Erickson with Casey Johnson in second and Dale Nottestad in third. A great battle for second ensued once the green flag reappeared between Johnson and Nottestad. On lap 21, Nottestad dove under Johnson entering turn one. After a brief battle, Nottestad cleared for second on lap 24. But Johnson would not go away that easily. Johnson got back under Nottestad on lap 33, reclaiming second for himself a lap later. Johnson now set his sights on Erickson at the point as he began to reel in the leader. Johnson caught Erickson with just six laps remaining. On lap 44, Johnson powered under Erickson as they raced off turn two. Johnson drew even down the backstretch as they raced door to door for the lead. On lap 46, Johnson slid in front of Erickson to clear for the lead. Erickson tried to fight back on the low side, but Johnson fended off his advances to score the feature win. Erickson settled for second followed by Nottestad, Lee and John Ovadal Jr. As mentioned, Nottestad was crowned Badgerland Challenge Champ with Johnson finishing second and Ovadal in third.

In Sportsman action, Janesville’s Tony Ciano claimed the 30 lap feature event. Starting from the pole, Ciano took early command of the lead on lap one with Robert Hansberry Jr up to second. Several drivers slammed fenders behind the leaders as they jostled for position in the opening laps. The yellow flag slowed the pace on lap three. Ciano restarted on the point with Hansberry in second and Mark Deporter in third. As racing resumed, Jason Thoma entered the top five while Ciano tried to keep Hansberry at bay at the front. Hansberry spent the remainder of the race searching for a way to get by Ciano, but to no avail. Ciano remained strong on the point as he led every lap on his way to the victory. Hansberry finished second with Chris Chenoweth, Thoma and Deporter rounding out the top five. Thoma sealed the Badgerland Challenge Championship with his fourth place finish. Jay Kalbus was runner up with Bobby Selsing finishing third in the standings.

Mike Lambert of Fort Atkinson captured the 20 lap International feature event. Tim Petrie and Noah Pankow opened up the action on row one as they fought for control. Lap after lap, the duo raced side by side for the lead while Lambert, James Bell and Seth Reamer made their way forward. On lap nine, Petrie got a little loose allowing Pankow to claim the lead. But a multi car melee on lap 12 resulted in the sole caution of the race. Pankow and Bell led the field back to green with Bell firing into the lead on the restart. Lambert followed into second with Reamer up to third. Lambert quickly went to work on the new leader, diving under Bell as they raced into turn one. After a brief battle, Lambert moved out front with three laps to go. Lambert led the way to the checkers from there followed by Bell, Reamer, Neil Higgins and Jamie Kohn.

Korey Bengsch of Fond du Lac scored his second feature win of the season after laying claim to the 25 lap Hobby Stock main event. Jeff LeFave and Bengsch paced the field to green as they battled wheel to wheel for the lead. On lap two, LeFave and Jim Robinson made contact as they raced through turns three and four resulting in LeFave spinning in front of the field to force a caution. Bengsch restarted on the point with Chuck Egli up to second. Egli began to pressure Bengsch until the second caution waved on lap nine. On the restart, Phil Wuesthoff dove under Egli looking to take second. But Egli mounted a run on the high side as he drew even with Bengsch at the front. The top eight competitors lined up side by side at the front of the field as Bengsch and Egli battled for control. The laps ticked away with Bengsch owning a slight advantage over Egli. Egli began to fade slightly with five laps remaining. Bengsch continued to fend off challenges while Egli now battled with Wuesthoff for second. At the checkers, it was Bengsch out front for the win with Wuesthoff nipping Egli at the line for second. AJ Lloyd finished fourth with Kenny Storkson rounding out the top five.

Fort Atkinson’s Chris Gottschalk picked up the clean sweep in the Road Warrior division by claiming fast time in qualifying, winning his heat race and claiming the 15 lap feature event. Craig Henning led lap one with Kenny Storkson up to second and Gottschalk in third. Gottschalk moved past Storkson for second on lap four as he pulled up behind Henning. On lap six, Gottschalk dove under Henning as they raced off turn two. After a three lap fight for the lead, Gottschalk slid out front on lap nine and drove off to the checkers to get the win. Henning was second followed by Storkson, Bill Reynolds and Bill Sweeney.

Whitewater’s Chad Olds picked up the win in the 20 lap Bandit feature event. Cade Watters led early with Bill Kohn up to second. The race was slowed on lap two for a caution with Watters and Kohn leading the field back to green. Kohn took the top spot away on lap three with Jeremy Bredeson in tow for second. Olds took to the high side as they charged up to third on lap five. Olds crossed over to the bottom of the racing surface as he drew even with Bredeson for second on lap seven. Olds cleared a lap later and set his sights on Kohn at the front. On lap ten, Olds drove to the outside of Kohn as they race side by side for the lead. Olds inched forward until he was out front alone on lap 13. Kohn fell back into a fight for second with Bredeson while Olds pulled away for the win. Bredeson finished second followed by Kohn, Ryan Ostenson and Nick Schmidt.

Marshall’s Karter Stark took top honors in the 8 lap Bandolero feature event. Chase Wangsness and Stark made up row one at the start with Wangsness taking the initial lead. But Stark raced under Wangsness down the backstretch on lap one, taking over the top spot through turns three and four. Robbie Rucks followed into second as he began to look to the high side of Stark. Stark stayed low while Rucks continued to work the outside lane. But Stark remained in control to see the checkers first with Rucks settling for second. Wangsness was third followed by Emma Huntstiger in fourth.

Next Friday, August 26, is another Jefferson Speedway Track Attack event starting at 7pm. Saturday, August 27, is Serenity Concepts night with racing in all six divisions. Time trials start 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) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson  3) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge  4) Bruce Lee, Cambridge  5) John Ovadal Jr, Watertown  6) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  7) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  8) Kevin Knuese, Waukesha  9) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills  10) Trent Erdman, Fort Atkinson  11) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills  12) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  13) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  14) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek  15) Scott Patrick, Dousman  16) Ryan Farrell, Big Bend  17) Jacob Vanoskey, Hartford  18) Kody Hubred, Utica  19) Don Gaserude, Fort Atkinson

Fast Qualifier- Dale Nottestad—14.199 seconds

Last Chance- Jerry Eckhardt, Kyle Smith, Scott Patrick, Ryan Farrell

Consi- Chuck Duncan, Mike Taylor

Heat Winners- 1) Tony Koepke  2) Kyle Smith  3) Casey Johnson

Badgerland Challenge Final Standings- 1) Dale Nottestad, 174  2) Casey Johnson, 125  3) John Ovadal Jr, 121  4) Shaun Scheel, 110  5) Ryan Farrell, 96  6) Kevin Knuese, 94  7) Stephen Scheel, 91  8) Jacob Vanoskey, 73

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Tony Ciano, Janesville  2) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit  3) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  4) Jason Thoma, Jefferson  5) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  6) Jay Kalbus, Watertown  7) Jim Tate Jr, Doylestown  8) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson  9) Bobby Selsing, Johnson Creek  10) Josh Madell, Mayville  11) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  12) Cody Houseweart, Machesney Park (IL)  13) Ed Jackson, Madison

Fast Qualifier- Jason Thoma—14.887 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Tony Ciano  2) Terry Wangsness

Badgerland Challenge Final Standings- 1) Jason Thoma, 182  2) Jay Kalbus, 159  3) Bobby Selsing, 153  4) Terry Wangsness, 149

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) Mike Lambert, Fort Atkinson  2) James Bell, Janesville  3) Seth Reamer, Beaver Dam  4) Neil Higgins, Watertown  5) Jamie Kohn, Madison  6) Noah Pankow, Jefferson  7) Mark English, Edgerton  8) Jason Uttech, Watertown  9) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  10) Josh Marx, Dousman  11) Scott Crawford, Cambridge  12) Tim Petrie, Whitewater  13) Eric Connell, Janesville  14) Nick Schmidt, Watertown  15) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  16) Keith Bell, Brodhead

Fast Qualifier- Seth Reamer—15.845 seconds NEW TRACK RECORD

Heat Winners- 1) Nick Schmidt  2) Jamie Kohn

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) Korey Bengsch, Fond du Lac  2) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  3) Chuck Egli, Stoughton  4) AJ Lloyd, Loves Park (IL)  5) Kenny Storkson, Edgerton  6) Dan Snyder, Stoughton  7) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  8) Chester Williams, Waukesha  9) Cody Buchs, Mazomanie  10) Jim Robinson, Beloit  11) Jon Benninger, Windsor  12) Jim Wolf, Watertown  13) Jamie Tate, Doylestown  14) Brandon DeLacy, Fort Atkinson  15) Kris Chwala, Johnson Creek  16) Eric Bennett, Beloit  17) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson  18) Jared Vike, Sussex

Fast Qualifier- AJ Lloyd—15.840 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Kris Chwala  2) Kenny Storkson

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  2) Craig Henning, Helenville  3) Kenny Storkson, Edgerton  4) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  5) Bill Sweeney, Aztalan  6) Bryan Gottschalk, Jefferson  7) Mark Dewey, Janesville  8) David Pautsch Jr, Roscoe (IL)  9) Sheen Marsh, Palmyra

Fast Qualifier- Chris Gottschalk—16.504 seconds

Heat Winner- Chris Gottschalk

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Chad Olds, Whitewater  2) Jeremy Bredeson, Deforest  3) Bill Kohn, Madison  4) Ryan Ostenson, Beloit  5) Nick Schmidt, Watertown  6) Cade Watters, Sun Prairie  7) Jared Deming, Jackson  8) Brody Chilvers, Milton  9) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  10) CJ Hemiller, Watertown  11) Kevin Lentz, Horicon  12) Jared Pinnow, Jefferson  13) Dave Lembke, Germantown  14) Duane Lounsbury, Beloit 

Fast Qualifier- Chad Olds—14.001 seconds NEW TRACK RECORD

Heat Winners- 1) Jared Pinnow  2) Bill Kohn

 

Bandoleros-

Feature Results- 1) Karter Stark, Marshall  2) Robbie Rucks, Deerfield  3) Chase Wangsness, Jefferson  4) Emma Huntstiger, Helenville

Fast Qualifier- Robbie Rucks—16.117 seconds

Heat Winner- Karter Stark

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Johnson Grabs Miller Lite 50

 

 

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, July 30, 2016)                 Edgerton’s Casey Johnson returned to Jefferson Speedway victory lane on Saturday night, for the first time since back to back feature wins in late May. Johnson methodically picked his way to the front of the field and showed why he is a three time track champion.

 

 

Cody Erdman and Bruce Lee paced the field of 18 drivers to the drop of the green flag. Lee held the advantage at the completion of lap one as Cody Erdman dropped back into a battle for second with Trent Erdman. Trent completed the pass for second on lap three with Dylan Schuyler in his tracks for third. The first of two cautions waved on lap three for an incident involving several cars including the current point leader, Dale Nottestad. Nottestad and others were forced the restart from the rear with Lee still leading the pack in front of Trent Erdman and Schuyler. Racing resumed with the leaders running single file while Jason Erickson and Johnson zeroed in on the top five. Erickson claimed fifth on lap ten with Johnson sticking close by in sixth. On lap 12, Schuyler made his move on Trent Erdman, picking up the second position with Kody Hubred in tow for third. Erickson moved up to fourth with Johnson right behind just before the second caution waved on lap 20 for a spinning Nottestad. Lee led the field back to green with Erickson and Johnson looking to advance. Erickson took a peek to the high side of Hubred for third, which allowed Johnson to sneak underneath and grab the spot from Erickson. Johnson continued forward next to Hubred, clearing for third on lap 24. Erickson followed past Hubred while Johnson pulled up behind Schuyler in second. On lap 30, Johnson got a good run off turn two as he drew even with Schuyler. Johnson cleared for second on lap 33 and set his sights on Lee at the front. Johnson pulled up behind the leader as he searched for an opening. On lap 39, Lee drifted high exiting turn four. Johnson tried to pounce on the opening, but Lee held him at bay. The next lap, Lee once again went high on the exit of turn two, and this time Johnson took advantage. The duo raced wheel to wheel down the backstretch. Johnson moved into sole possession of the top spot on lap 41 as Lee dropped back to second. From there, Johnson cruised to the checkers to score the win. Lee finished second followed by Schuyler, Erickson and John Ovadal Jr.

 

 

Bobby Selsing Jr of Johnson Creek got the front of the 30 lap Sportsman feature and hung on to secure the victory. Jim Taylor grabbed the lead on lap one from the pole with Selsing up to battle Josh Madell for second. On lap two, Selsing took second from Madell and pulled up behind Taylor. The pair of competitors was side by side on lap three with Selsing looking to gain the advantage. Selsing did just that as he cleared for the point on lap four while Mike Rahn took a turn battling Taylor for position. Rahn took second from Taylor on lap eight just before the first of two cautions slowed the pace. On the restart, Robert Hansberry Jr moved into third past Taylor while Rahn began to pressure Selsing at the front. His efforts were slowed on lap 16 for the second yellow flag. Once racing resumed, Rahn again began to apply heavy pressure to the leader while Jay Kalbus worked his way up to fourth. Kalbus got past Hansberry for third with seven laps remaining while Selsing remained in control at the front. On lap 26, Kalbus went to work on Rahn for the second spot, taking it for himself a lap later. Kalbus looked to close on Selsing out front, but ran out of time as Selsing flew past the checkers for the win. Kalbus settled for second with Rahn, Hansberry and Terry Wangsness rounding out the top five.

 

 

Fort Atkinson’s Mike Lambert picked up the 20 lap International feature victory. Noah Pankow and Adam Schook led the field to green as they fought side by side for control of the top spot. Pankow eventually moved out front on lap four while Schook dropped back into a fight for second with Joe Cross. Lambert joined Schook and Cross on lap six, moving into second and drawing up behind the leader, Pankow. Lambert dove under Pankow on lap seven, clearing for the lead a lap later. James Bell moved up to battle with Pankow for second on lap ten. Bell grabbed the position, but immediately began to fade with mechanical issues. Pankow reclaimed the second spot while Seth Reamer moved past Bell for third. Reamer ran Pankow down while Lambert increased his lead. Reamer managed to slip by Pankow for the second spot in the closing laps, but Lambert was already well on his way to the win. Reamer finished second followed by Pankow, Jamie Kohn and Cross.

 

 

Dustin Ward of Waterloo claimed the win in the 25 lap Hobby Stock main event. Gary Paulick and Brandon DeLacy brought the field to green with DeLacy grabbing the early lead. Mike Storkson followed into second, and continued forward next to DeLacy for the lead. Storkson claimed the point on lap three with Lucas Buckingham following into second. On lap six, Buckingham dropped to the low side of Storkson looking to lead. The duo launched a battle that lasted the next seven circuits. The action was slowed on lap 13 for the first of two cautions. Buckingham restarted out front after being scored the leader with Storkson right behind in second and Jared Vike third. Racing resumed briefly, but contact between Storkson and Buckingham resulted in a second caution when Buckingham spun as a result in turn two. The incident ended Buckingham’s evening while Storkson was relegated to the rear. Vike was handed the top spot with Ward now running second and Cody Buchs in third. As racing resumed, Ward began to peek to the low side of Vike. On lap 14, Ward drew even with Vike. Two laps later, Ward was out front and pulling away. Ward cruised to the checkers from there to pick up the win with Vike, Buchs, AJ Lloyd and Phil Wuesthoff completing the top five.

 

 

Chris Gottschalk of Fort Atkinson picked up another feature win by claiming the 15 lap Road Warrior main event. Rodger Stephenson led early from the front row with Tim Ellis up to second and Bill Sweeney in third. Ellis moved to the low side of Stephenson on lap two with Sweeney watching from third. Sweeney drove his mount right up the middle on lap four as Ellis and Sweeney emerged side by side for the lead. Sweeney claimed the point on lap five with Gottschalk following into second. Gottschalk wasted little time, pulling up next to Sweeney on lap six. Gottschalk was clear for the lead on lap eight as he began to pull away. At the checkers, it was Gottschalk for the win followed by Sweeney, Bill Reynolds, Craig Henning and Kenny Storkson.

 

 

Whitewater’s Chad Olds picked up the convincing win in the 15 lap Bandit feature event. Tara Belz led lap one with DJ Hill riding in second. Tyler Deporter and Olds took the outside groove as they charged towards the front of the pack. By lap four, it was a three wide fight for first with Belz down low, Deporter in the middle and Olds on the high side. Olds fired into command on lap five and immediately began to check out from the field. Deporter moved into second, but Olds had the field covered on his way to the stripe for the win. Deporter came home second followed by Jeremy Bredeson, Belz and Ryan Ostenson.

 

 

Next Saturday, August 6, the regular racing takes the week off as Jefferson Speedway hosts round three of the Tournament of Destruction. Men, metal and mayhem all starts 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) Bruce Lee, Cambridge  3) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  4) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson  5) John Ovadal Jr, Watertown  6) Kody Hubred, Cambridge  7) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  8) Trent Erdman, Fort Atkinson  9) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge  10) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  11) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  12) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek  13) Scott Patrick, Dousman  14) Cody Erdman, Horicon  15) Don Gaserude, Fort Atkinson  16) Eddie May, Crystal Lake (IL)  17) Chuck Duncan, Milwaukee  18) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills 

 

 

Fast Qualifier- Michael Grueneberg—14.207 seconds

 

 

Last Chance- Chuck Duncan, Scott Patrick, Don Gaserude, Jerry Eckhardt

 

 

Heat Winners- 1) Ed Wolff III  2) Stephen Scheel  3) Dylan Schuyler

 

 

 

 

 

Sportsman-

 

 

Feature Results- 1) Bobby Selsing Jr, Johnson Creek  2) Jay Kalbus, Watertown  3) Mike Rahn, DePere  4) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit  5) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson  6) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  7) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  8) Josh Madell, Mayville  9) Tony Ciano, Janesville  10) Jim Tate Jr, Doylestown  11) Dan Schmidt, Farmington  12) Bryce Miller,  13) Ed Jackson, Madison  14) Tim Belz, Sun Prairie  15) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton  16) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson

 

 

Fast Qualifier- Jay Kalbus—14.981 seconds

 

 

Heat Winners- 1) Dan Schmidt  2) Terry Wangsness

 

 

 

 

 

International-

 

 

Feature Results- 1) Mike Lambert, Fort Atkinson  2) Seth Reamer, Beaver Dam  3) Noah Pankow, Jefferson  4) Jamie Kohn, Madison  5) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  6) Mark English, Edgerton  7) Neil Higgins, Watertown  8) Seth Green, Janesville  9) James Bell, Janesville  10) Adam Schook, Palmyra  11) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  12) Keith Bell, Brodhead  13) Tim Petrie, Whitewater  14) Jason Uttech, Watertown

 

 

Fast Qualifier- Seth Reamer—15.931 seconds

 

 

Heat Winners- 1) Seth Green  2) James Bell

 

 

 

 

 

Hobby Stock-

 

 

Feature Results- 1) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  2) Jared Vike, Sussex  3) Cody Buchs, Mazomanie  4) AJ Lloyd, Loves Park (IL)  5) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  6) Chester Williams, Waukesha  7) Brandon DeLacy, Stoughton  8) Gary Paulick, Union Grove  9) Jon Benninger, Windsor  10) Jamie Tate, Doylestown  11) Jim Wolf, Watertown  12) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater  13) Mike Storkson, Evansville  14) Chuck Egli, Stoughton  15) Korey Bengsch, Fond du Lac  16) Mike Manley, Fort Atkinson  17) Austin Stitz, Watertown  18) Jim Robinson, Beloit

 

 

Fast Qualifier- AJ Lloyd—15.732 seconds

 

 

Last Chance- Jamie Tate, Jon Benninger, Jim Wolf, Mike Manley, Austin Stitz

 

 

Heat Winners- 1) Jamie Tate  2) Lucas Buckingham  3) Phil Wuesthoff

 

 

 

 

 

Road Warrior-

 

 

Feature Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  2) Bill Sweeney, Aztalan  3) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  4) Craig Henning, Helenville  5) Kenny Storkson, Edgerton  6) Tim Ellis, Rockford (IL)  7) Rodger Stephenson, Cambridge  8) David Pautsch Jr, Roscoe (IL)  9) Rickie Nelson, Evansville  10) Todd Dillinder, Cross Plains  11) Bryan Gottschalk, Jefferson

 

 

Fast Qualifier- Chris Gottschalk—16.641 seconds

 

 

Heat Winners- 1) Tim Ellis  2) Bill Sweeney

 

 

 

 

 

Bandit-

 

 

Feature Results- 1) Chad Olds, Whitewater  2) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  3) Jeremy Bredeson, Deforest  4) Tara Belz, Sun Prairie  5) Ryan Ostenson, Beloit  6) Bill Kohn, Madison  7) Josh Lenz, Lake Mills  8) Tad Douglas, Jefferson  9) DJ Hill, Watertown  10) Grace Spencer,

 

 

Fast Qualifier- Ryan Ostenson—14.205 seconds

 

 

Heat Winner- Chad Olds

Erickson Makes Return to Victory Lane    

 

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, July 16, 2016) Fort Atkinson’s Jason Erickson charged through the field from his seventh row starting position to claim the Teamster’s Local 200 Late Model 50 lap feature event. The win ends a long drought for the Yelk Motorsports team in the win column. Meanwhile, point leader Dale Nottestad maintained his streak of top two finishes, a feat he has accomplished every week of the 2016 racing season.

Kyle Smith and Kody Hubred paced the field of 18 drivers to the drop of the green flag as they battled wheel to wheel for control. Hubred gained the advantage and cleared for the point on lap two with Smith falling back to second. On lap seven, Tyler Peterson cleared for third and began to challenge Smith for the second spot. Peterson claimed the runner up position on lap 12 as Dylan Schuyler moved up to challenge Smith for third. Schuyler made the pass for third and entered into a battle for second with Peterson on lap 13. The duo raced hard until the first of three cautions waved at the halfway point of the race. The yellow erased the large lead that Hubred was enjoying as the field closed up behind him for the restart. As racing resumed, Erickson began to work over Schuyler for third. As they raced side by side, they pulled up behind Peterson who was running in second. Erickson slid past Schuyler and drew even with Peterson on lap 31. After a brief battle, Erickson cleared for second with Dale Nottestad now following in his tracks for third. Nottestad began to apply pressure to Erickson until the second yellow waved on lap 37. Hubred led the field back to green with Erickson close by in second and Nottestad riding in third. As racing resumed, Erickson quickly went to work on Hubred, who had led from the beginning of the race. With ten laps remaining, Erickson got a run on the low side of Hubred, pulling up next to the leader. The pair of competitors raced door to door over the next five laps with Erickson slowing inching forward. On lap 45, Erickson cleared for the lead with Nottestad trying to follow past Hubred. Nottestad cleared Hubred with Schuyler trying to follow. But contact between Schuyler and Hubred resulted in Hubred spinning in turns one and two to force the final yellow flag of the race. This time, Erickson restarted out front with Nottestad filling his rear view mirror for the final five lap shootout. But Erickson kept Nottestad at bay over the closing circuits as he crossed under the checkers first to score the win. Nottestad finished second followed by Michael Grueneberg, Shaun Scheel and Stephen Scheel.

Tony Ciano of Janesville claimed the win in the 30 lap Sportsman feature event. Ed Jackson and Dan Schmidt opened up the action as they battled for the lead from the front row. Schmidt eventually took over sole possession of the point on lap five with Jim Tate Jr trying to pull alongside for the lead. Tate drew even with Schmidt on lap six, easing into the lead as they raced off turn four. Ciano followed past Schmidt into second on lap seven with Bobby Selsing in tow for third. Lap 14 saw the first of two cautions. Tate led the field back to green with Ciano in second and Selsing still in third. On lap 18, Ciano got a run under Tate as they raced off of turn two. Ciano pulled even with Tate as they raced wheel to wheel for the lead. Ciano completed the pass on lap 20 with Selsing continuing to follow Ciano to the front. Selsing began to apply heavy pressure to the new leader with Ciano holding him off. The race was slowed by one final caution with three laps remaining, but Ciano remained in control to grab the checkers and the win. Selsing settled for second followed by Jay Kalbus, Robert Hansberry Jr and Mark Deporter.

In International action, it was John Handeland of Belleville picking up the 20 lap feature victory. Scott Crawford led early with Jason Uttech, Jamie Kohn and Merek Pankow racing three wide for second behind him. Kohn emerged with the second position on lap two and pulled up behind Crawford looking to lead. Kohn drove under Crawford on lap three, clearing for the top spot a lap later.  A sole caution slowed the pace on lap five with Kohn and Crawford leading the field back to green on the restart. Kohn returned to the lead while Crawford fell off the pace allowing Uttech and Handeland to move up into a battle for second. Handeland took the spot on lap seven and quickly pulled up behind Kohn. Handeland drove to the low side of the leader on lap ten, clearing for the lead down the backstretch on lap 12. Handeland began to stretch his advantage while Kohn tried to hold off Mark English for second. English for the second spot while Handeland cruised to the checkers to get the win. Lambert came home ahead of English to finish second. Seth Reamer was fourth with Kohn in fifth.

Waterloo’s Dustin Ward returned one week after mechanical difficulties to pick up the win in the 25 lap Hobby Stock main event. Jon Benninger and Brandon DeLacy battled for control on lap one with Chuck Egli watching from third. On lap two, Egli made it a three way fight for first as they raced three wide into turn one. Egli emerged with the lead just before the yellow flag waved on lap four. As racing resumed, Ward and Cody Buchs entered into a battle for third with Egli still showing the way out front and Benninger in second. Ward grabbed the third spot on lap six and quickly drew even with Benninger for second. Ward moved into the runner up position on lap seven with Buchs following into third. Ward charged up behind Egli, moving to the bottom of the racing surface and passing for the lead on lap 16. Ward immediately began to pull away while Egli and Buchs battled for second behind him. Ward cruised to the checkers to score the win with Buchs claimed second over Egli. Jared Vike was fourth followed by Lucas Buckingham in fifth.

Chris Gottschalk of Fort Atkinson was the winner of the 15 lap Road Warrior feature event. Jim Wolf led early from the pole with Bill Sweeney, Bill Reynolds and Mark Dewey racing for second. Sweeney and Reynolds continued forward side by side as they drove under Wolf. Reynolds emerged with the lead on lap four with Craig Henning up to battle Sweeney for second. Henning moved into second on lap five with Gottschalk in tow for third. Gottschalk immediately went to work on Henning for second, pulling alongside and making the pass on lap seven. Gottschalk continued forward as he launched his bid for the lead with Reynolds in front of him. Gottschalk drew even with Reynolds on lap 11 as they raced side by side. Gottschalk eventually cleared for the top spot with only two laps to go. Gottschalk stayed out front all the way to the checkers with Reynolds following across the line in second. Henning was third followed by Kenny Storkson and Sweeney.

Jeremy Bredeson made a late race pass to score the win in the 15 lap Bandit feature event. Cade Watters took the early lead with DJ Hill riding in second. On lap three, Hill got under Watters to take over the top spot with Ross LaMont following into second. On lap five, Tyler Deporter got past LaMont to claim the second spot and pull up behind Hill at the front. Bredeson followed into third as the leaders lined up single file. On lap ten, Bredeson decided to move to the high side as he pulled up alongside Deporter for second. A lap later, Bredeson continued forward next to Hill at the front. Bredeson took over the lead with three laps to go while Deporter went to work under Hill for second. Bredeson drove off to the checkers to pick up the win. Deporter was second followed by Chad Olds, Hill and Ryan Ostenson.

Next Friday, July 22, is another installment of Jefferson Speedway Track Attack beginning at 7pm. Saturday, July 23, is a full program of racing sponsored by Triana’s Trophy Case. 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) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson  2) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge  3) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  4) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  5) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills  6) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills  7) Tyler Peterson, Lake Geneva  8) Ed Wolff III, Watertown  9) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  10) Kody Hubred, Cambridge  11) Don Gaserude, Fort Atkinson  12) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  13) Bruce Lee, Cambridge  14) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek  15) Trent Erdman, Fort Atkinson  16) Kyle Taylor, Deerfield  17) Chuck Duncan, Milwaukee  18) Randy Nottestad, Cambridge

Fast Qualifier- Jason Erickson—14.201 seconds

Last Chance- Ed Wolff III, Chuck Duncan, Kyle Taylor, Randy Nottestad

Heat Winners- 1) Ed Wolff III  2) Stephen Scheel  3) Shaun Scheel

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Tony Ciano, Janesville  2) Bobby Selsing, Johnson Creek  3) Jay Kalbus, Watertown  4) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit  5) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  6) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson  7) Jason Thoma, Jefferson  8) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  9) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  10) Dan Schmidt, Farmington  11) Ed Jackson, Madison  12) Ken Scott, Rio  13) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton  14) Dean Bleecker, Lake Mills  15) Jim Tate Jr, Doylestown  16) Tim Belz, Sun Prairie

Fast Qualifier- Jay Kalbus—14.910 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Chris Chenoweth  2) Tony Ciano

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) John Handeland, Belleville  2) Mike Lambert, Fort Atkinson  3) Mark English, Edgerton  4) Seth Reamer, Beaver Dam  5) Jamie Kohn, Madison  6) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  7) Jason Uttech, Watertown  8) Noah Pankow, Jefferson  9) Adam Schook, Palmyra  10) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  11) James Bell, Janesville  12) Scott Crawford, Cambridge  13) Neil Higgins, Watertown  14) Josh Marx, Dousman 

Fast Qualifier- Mike Lambert—15.911 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Seth Reamer  2) John Handeland

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  2) Cody Buchs, Mazomanie  3) Chuck Egli, Stoughton  4) Jared Vike, Sussex  5) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater  6) Jon Benninger, Windsor  7) Chester Williams, Waukesha  8) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  9) Mike Storkson, Evansville  10) Korey Bengsch, Fond du Lac  11) Brandon Angileri, Beloit  12) Jamie Tate, Doylestown  13) Terry Ciano, Janesville  14) Eric Bennett, Beloit  15) Justin Kumbier, Watertown  16) Brandon DeLacy, Stoughton

Fast Qualifier- Chester Williams—15.879 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Chuck Egli  2) Lucas Buckingham

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  2) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  3) Craig Henning, Helenville  4) Kenny Storkson, Edgerton  5) Bill Sweeney, Aztalan  6) Jim Wolf, Watertown  7) Mark Dewey, Janesville  8) David Pautsch Jr, Roscoe (IL)  9) Rickie Nelson, Evansville

Fast Qualifier- Chris Gottschalk—16.590 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Bill Sweeney  2) Craig Henning

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Jeremy Bredeson, Deforest  2) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  3) Chad Olds, Whitewater  4) DJ Hill, Watertown  5) Ryan Ostenson, Beloit  6) Bill Kohn, Madison  7) Cade Watters, Sun Prairie  8) Ross LaMont,   9) Tad Douglas, Jefferson  10) Tara Belz, Sun Prairie

Fast Qualifier- Chad Olds—14.160 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Tara Belz  2) Bill Kohn 

Nottestad Keeps Streak Alive     

  

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, July 9, 2016)                   Current Jefferson Speedway Late Model point leader, Dale Nottestad of Cambridge, claimed top honors in the Tired Iron Promotions 50 lap feature event on Saturday night. With his victory, Nottestad maintains his streak of top two finishes in Jefferson Speedway’s premier division. The two time Late Model champion has finished first or second in every feature event at Wisconsin’s Action Track in the 2016 racing season, including visiting victory lane a division leading three times.

Eddie May and Tony Koepke led the field to 18 hot shoes to the drop of the green flag. May took control of the point on lap one while Koepke dropped back into a battle for second with Tyler Peterson. May began to open up a sizable advantage while Koepke and Peterson fought for the second position. Peterson eventually gained the spot with Koepke lining up in third. By lap nine, Nottestad was already shadowing the top five in sixth behind Stephen Scheel. Nottestad motored past Scheel for fifth on lap 11 as he continued to move towards the front of the field. By lap 16, Nottestad was past Kody Hubred for fourth and closing in on Koepke for third. Nottestad grabbed third on lap 20, and stole second from Peterson a lap later. By the halfway point of the feature race, Nottestad was in second trying to close the ten car length lead that May was enjoying. Lap after lap, Nottestad picked away at May’s advantage. Nottestad zeroed in on May’s rear bumper, catching the leader on lap 36. Nottestad began to peek to the low side of May on lap 37, drawing even with the leader with eleven laps to go. After a brief battle, Nottestad cleared for the top spot on lap 43 and quickly sped away. From there, the point leader cruised to the checkers to score the win. May finished second with Michael Grueneberg in third. Casey Johnson and John Ovadal Jr slammed their way to fourth and fifth respectively as they made heavy contact crossing the stripe to finish the race.

Jefferson’s Jason Thoma picked up the win in a very exciting 30 lap Sportsman feature event. Ed Jackson and Dan Schmidt battled door to door to open the action with Thoma watching from third. Schmidt eventually moved out in front on lap seven while Thoma followed him past Jackson for second. Thoma quickly drove under Schmidt, claiming the lead for himself on lap eight. Tony Ciano stayed in Thoma’s tracks for second as the top two began to separate themselves from the pack. On lap ten, Ciano began to peek under Thoma looking to grab the lead. A lap later, Ciano drew even with Thoma as they raced off of turn two. The duo began to wage a battle for the top spot that would last the remainder of the event. Lap after lap, they swapped the lead without either gaining complete control. Every time Ciano would gain the advantage through turns one and two, Thoma would power back alongside through turns three and four. Without ever barely touching, the pair of drivers flew past the white flag to signal one final lap to decide the winner. Thoma gained a slight advantage as they raced down the backstretch. Thoma held the advantage out of turn four and through the stripe to get the win by inches over Ciano. Robert Hansberry Jr was third followed by Terry Wangsness and Bobby Selsing.

Kyle Stark of Marshall scored the win in the 20 lap International feature event. Joe Cross grabbed the early lead from the outside of row one with Noah Pankow and Jason Uttech fighting for second. Uttech moved up to second on lap four while Stark moved alongside Pankow for third. On lap 11, Stark slid up next to Uttech for second with Pankow looking to Uttech’s outside. But Uttech and Pankow made contact as they raced down the backstretch resulting in both making hard contact with the outside wall to force a caution. Cross and Stark lined up side by side as they brought the field back to green. Stark moved out front for good on lap 13 with Cross dropping back into a three wide fight for second with Jamie Kohn and Mark English. English emerged with second while Stark remained well out front. At the checkers, it was Stark for the win with English coming home in second. Kohn was third followed by Mike Lambert and Cross.

Korey Bengsch of Fond du Lac followed up a career best third place finish last week by capturing his first career feature win in the 25 lap Hobby Stock main event. Jamie Tate took the early lead on lap one with Bengsch quickly up to second. Bengsch immediately began to challenge Tate, driving under her and clearing for the lead on lap four. After a caution on lap eight, Bengsch began to stretch his advantage over the field while Brandon DeLacy worked over Tate for second. DeLacy claimed the position on lap 16 with Kenny Storkson in tow for third. With five laps remaining, Cody Buchs drew even with Storkson as they battled for second. But out front, it was all Bengsch on his way to the checkers for the win. Storkson nipped Buchs as the stripe to finish second with Lucas Buckingham in fourth and Chester Williams fifth.

Another side by side battle in the Bandit division ended with Brody Chilvers of Milton claiming the 20 lap feature event. Chilvers took the lead on lap one from the pole with DJ Hill dropping into second. Chad Olds took to the high side to motor into third on lap two. Olds continued forward next to Hill, grabbing second on lap six. Olds stayed to the high side as they pulled even with Chilvers on lap nine. Chilvers and Olds raced wheel to wheel for the remainder of the race without either taking complete control. As they exited turn four on the final circuit, Olds drifted high allowing Chilvers to drive to the stripe for the win. Ryan Ostenson also slipped past Olds to pick up second. Rounding out the top five were Bill Kohn and Nick Schmidt.

The Legends cars made their return to Jefferson Speedway as a great two car battle in the 25 lap feature ended with Jacob Nottestad of Cambridge in victory lane. Mark Ritger led early with Derek Mueller up to second. On lap three, Ritger and Mueller got together entering turn three resulting in both drivers sliding into the outside wall to force a caution. Frank Bertel and Anthony Metallo led the field back to green. On the restart, Aaron Moyer made it a three wide fight for first entering turn three. Moyer emerged with the lead while Nottestad stayed in his tracks for second. Moyer and Nottestad broke away from the rest of the field with Nottestad searching for an opening. On lap eight, Nottestad got a good run under Moyer to take the lead. Moyer remained close by until taking his turn on the low side of the leader on lap 13. Moyer moved back out front when Nottestad got boxed in by lapped traffic on lap 14. The duo swapped the lead after a second caution period on lap 15. Moyer made one last attempt to regaining control with two laps to go. But Nottestad kept him at bay to cross under the checkers first for the win. Moyer settled for second followed by Riley Stenjem, Blaise Watters and Metallo.

Deerfield’s Robbie Rucks claimed the 10 lap Bandolero feature event after a great battle with Karter Stark. Rucks took the initial lead on lap one with Stark quickly up to second. Stark drew even with Rucks on lap two, moving out front while Rucks tried to make the high groove work in his favor. The pair of youngsters waged a side by side battle that lasted the remainder of the race. The see saw battle ended with Rucks holding the slight advantage as they flew past the checkered flag. Stark finished second followed by Chase Wangsness and Emma Huntstiger.

Next Saturday, July 16, is a full program of racing in all division sponsored by Teamsters Local 200 with time trials at 5pm 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) Eddie May, Crystal Lake (IL)  3) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  4) Casey Johnson, Edgerton  5) John Ovadal Jr, Watertown  6) Tyler Peterson, Lake Geneva  7) Tony Koepke, Watertown  8) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  9) Kody Hubred, Cambridge  10) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills  11) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  12) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek  13) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson  14) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  15) Don Gaserude, Fort Atkinson  16) Kyle Taylor, Deerfield  17) Bruce Lee, Cambridge  18) Chuck Duncan, Milwaukee

Fast Qualifier- Jason Erickson—14.281 seconds

Last Chance- Chuck Duncan, Kyle Taylor, Jerry Eckhardt, Shaun Scheel

Heat Winners- 1) Chuck Duncan  2) Dylan Schuyler  3) Eddie May

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Jason Thoma, Jefferson  2) Tony Ciano, Janesville  3) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit  4) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson  5) Bobby Selsing, Johnson Creek  6) Jim Tate Jr, Doylestown  7) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  8) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  9) Jay Kalbus, Watertown  10) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  11) Dan Schmidt, Farmington  12) Ed Jackson, Madison  13) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton

Fast Qualifier- Robert Hansberry Jr—15.078 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Tony Ciano  2) Jay Kalbus

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) Kyle Stark, Marshall  2) Mark English, Edgerton  3) Jamie Kohn, Madison  4) Mike Lambert, Fort Atkinson  5) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  6) James Bell, Janesville  7) Josh Marx, Dousman  8) Neil Higgins, Watertown  9) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  10) Jamie Shelley, Edgerton  11) Keith Bell, Brodhead  12) Peter Shelley, Edgerton  13) Seth Reamer, Beaver Dam  14) Jason Uttech, Watertown  15) Noah Pankow, Jefferson

Fast Qualifier- Kyle Stark—15.929 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Keith Bell  2) Joe Cross

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) Korey Bengsch, Fond du Lac  2) Kenny Storkson, Edgerton  3) Cody Buchs, Mazomanie  4) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater  5) Chester Williams, Waukesha  6) Terry Ciano, Janesville  7) Brandon DeLacy, Fort Atkinson  8) Jamie Tate, Doylestown  9) Chuck Egli, Stoughton  10) Justin Kumbier, Watertown  11) Jared Vike, Sussex  12) Gary Paulick, Union Grove  13) Ricky Sanwick, Janesville  14) Mike Manley, Fort Atkinson  15) Austin Stitz, Watertown  16) Jon Benninger, Windsor  17) Dustin Ward, Waterloo

Fast Qualifier- Dustin Ward—15.815 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Mike Manley  2) Korey Bengsch

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Brody Chilvers, Milton  2) Ryan Ostenson, Beloit  3) Chad Olds, Whitewater  4) Bill Kohn, Madison  5) Nick Schmidt, Watertown  6) Jeremy Bredeson, Deforest  7) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  8) DJ Hill, Watertown  9) Cade Watters, Sun Prairie  10) Scott Gagen, Roselle (IL)  11) Andrew Bjornson, Sugar Grove (IL)  12) Terry Candella, Roselle (IL) 

Fast Qualifier- Chad Olds—14.299 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) DJ Hill  2) Nick Schmidt

 

Legends-

Feature Results- 1) Jacob Nottestad, Cambridge  2) Aaron Moyer, Allenton  3) Riley Stenjem, Utica  4) Blaise Watters, Mineral Point  5) Anthony Metallo, S.Elgin (IL)  6) Ryan Weyer, Hubertus  7) Frank Bertel, Racine  8) Jim Bucher, Richfield  9) Tony Moyer, Allenton  10) Aryn Wilson, S.Beloit (IL)  11) Kyle Hatton, Crown Point (IN)  12) Mark Ritger, Elkhart Lake  13) Derek Mueller, Verona

Fast Qualifier—Jacob Nottestad—15.638 seconds NEW TRACK RECORD

Heat Winners- 1) Mark Ritger  2) Aaron Moyer

 

Bandoleros-

Feature Results- 1) Robbie Rucks, Deerfield  2) Karter Stark, Marshall  3) Chase Wangsness, Jefferson  4) Emma Hunstiger, Sullivan

Fast Qualifier- Karter Stark—16.042 seconds

Heat Winner- Robbie Rucks

Nottestad Stays Hot at Jefferson Speedway

 

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, June 25, 2016) Current Late Model point leader, Dale Nottestad of Cambridge, remained red hot at Wisconsin’s Action Track in 2016. Nottestad continued his streak of top two finishes by laying claim to the Cambridge Auto Repair and Sales 50 lap feature event on Saturday night. The two time champion has finished first or second in each feature event thus far in the 2016 campaign, a streak which has reached seven race nights.

Kody Hubred and Don Gaserude paced the field to the green flag as they battle side by side for control. Hubred eventually gained the momentum and cleared for the lead on lap four with Gaserude dropping to second. Kyle Smith and Shaun Scheel fought for third until lap six when Smith spun following contact with Stephen Scheel to force the first of six caution periods. Once racing resumed, Shaun Scheel worked past Gaserude for the second spot while Nottestad and Dylan Schuyler raced for fourth behind them. On lap 11, Nottestad slid past Schuyler and under Gaserude for third. As Nottestad cleared for third, Gaserude and Schuyler touched resulting in Schuyler spinning and the second yellow flag. When the green waved again, Nottestad quickly drove under Scheel for second and set his sights on Hubred at the point. On lap 15, Nottestad and Hubred were wheel to wheel with Nottestad inching forward. Nottestad cleared for the lead a lap later. Meanwhile, John Ovadal Jr and Michael Grueneberg were making their way through the top five. On lap 20, Hubred and Ovadal made contact sending Hubred spinning and forcing the third caution. Both drivers were relegated to the back of the pack on the restart with Grueneberg now up to second. But Nottestad ran the remainder of the event unchallenged to score the victory. Grueneberg finished second with Luke Westenberg, Scheel and Jason Erickson rounding out the top five.

Fort Atkinson’s Mark Deporter picked up his first feature win of the season by capturing the 30 lap Sportsman main event. Jim Taylor led lap one from the pole with Deporter quickly charging up to second. On lap three, Deporter began to peek to the low side of Taylor, drawing even a lap later. Deporter cleared for the top spot on lap six with Mike Rahn trying to follow under Taylor. Deporter began to stretch his advantage while Rahn and Taylor fought for second. Rahn eventually made the pass for the runner up position on lap 12. A caution following the pass erased Deporter’s large lead with 18 laps to go. As racing resumed, the top two began to break away from the rest of the pack while Taylor tried to hold off Chris Chenoweth for third. Chenoweth gained the position on lap 19, but Deporter was already well on his way to the checkers for the win. Rahn finished second followed by Chenoweth, Robert Hansberry Jr and Jay Kalbus.

Jamie Kohn of Madison got to the front of the 20 lap International feature and hung on to score the victory. Joe Cross led lap one with Kohn, Jason Uttech and Merek Pankow three wide behind him for second. Kohn emerged with the spot on lap two and pulled up behind Cross. On lap six, Kohn drove under Cross as they raced for the lead. Kohn cleared a lap later while Mark English moved up to challenge Cross for second. English grabbed second for himself on lap nine bringing Mike Lambert along for third. Lambert began to challenge English for second as they duo battled for the position the remainder of the race. But Kohn stayed strong out front to see the checkers first and get the win. English finished second followed by Lambert, James Bell and Seth Reamer.

In Hobby Stock action, Waterloo’s Dustin Ward scored the 25 lap feature win. After an early caution on lap one, Korey Bengsch took the early lead with Lucas Buckingham up to second. Buckingham quickly went to work on Bengsch, driving to the outside of the leader. Buckingham moved into possession of the lead on lap four with Terry Ciano trying to follow into second. Ciano made the pass with Phil Wuesthoff and Ward in his tracks. Ward drove to the high side of Wuesthoff on lap ten, stealing third and dropping to the low side of the racing surface on lap 15. Ward charged past Ciano for second and pulled up behind Buckingham at the front. Ward drove under Buckingham as they raced into turn three on lap 17. After a brief battle, Ward cleared for the lead on lap 20 and drove away to the checkers to get the win. Buckingham finished second with Wuesthoff, Ciano and Brandon Angileri completing the top five.

Fort Atkinson’s Chris Gottschalk picked up the clean sweep in the Road Warrior division by winning the 15 lap feature as well as his heat race and fast time through qualifying. Bill Reynolds powered past Rickie Nelson to grab the lead early on while Jason Uttech, Craig Henning and Gottschalk battled three wide for second behind him. Gottschalk emerged with the position on lap four and quickly began to close in on Reynolds at the point. On lap ten, Gottschalk dove under Reynolds, grabbing the lead for himself with Reynolds trying to stick close by. But Gottschalk kept Reynolds at bay to cross under the checkers first for the win. Reynolds was second followed by Kenny Storkson, Henning and Uttech.

Fort Atkinson’s Tyler Deporter won the 15 lap Bandit feature event. Lap one saw the first of two cautions when Tara Belz made scary contact with the back stretch wall. Once racing resumed, Bill Kohn took control of the lead with Deporter up to second. Another caution at the midway point of the race set up a restart with Kohn and Deporter side by side. Contact on the restart resulted in Kohn experiencing a flat tire. Kohn was forced to retire from the event with Deporter and Peter Shelley leading the field back to green. Deporter shot out into the lead on the restart with Shelley now in second. Shelley drove to the high side, looking to get by Deporter for the lead. At the stripe, it was Deporter with the advantage and the win. Shelley settled for second followed by Ryan Ostenson, Bart Brockman and Kohn.

Next Saturday, July 2, is kids night at Jefferson Speedway sponsored by Culver’s and Midpoint Eatery and Sports Pub. There will be events for the kids including stock car rides beginning at 6pm. Time trials begin at 5pm with the first race at 7pm sharp. Then, Sunday, July 3, is round two of the Tournament of Destruction beginning at 7pm. Both nights include a fireworks display. 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) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  4) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  5) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson  6) Bruce Lee, Cambridge  7) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek  8) John Ovadal Jr, Watertown  9) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills  10) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  11) Kody Hubred, Cambridge  12) Don Gaserude, Fort Atkinson  13) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills  14) Ed Wolff III, Watertown  15) Brian Van Epps, Lomira  16) Chuck Duncan, Milwaukee  17) Ed Kubicz, Whitewater  18) David Malisch, Madison

Fast Qualifier- Jason Erickson—14.319 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Jerry Eckhardt  2) Michael Grueneberg

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  2) Mike Rahn, DePere  3) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  4) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit  5) Jay Kalbus, Watertown  6) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson  7) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  8) Jim Tate Jr, Deforest  9) Bobby Selsing, Johnson Creek  10) Michael Gilomen, Northfield (MN)  11) Shawn Evans, Kenyon (MN)  12) Josh Madell, Mayville  13) Tim Belz, Sun Prairie  14) Cody Houseweart, Machesney Park (IL)  15) Ed Jackson, Madison  16) Dan Schmidt, Farmington  17) Tim Coley, Madison

Fast Qualifier- Robert Hansberry Jr—15.099 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Jim Tate Jr  2) Mark Deporter

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) Jamie Kohn, Madison  2) Mark English, Edgerton  3) Mike Lambert, Fort Atkinson  4) James Bell, Janesville  5) Seth Reamer, Beaver Dam  6) Jason Uttech, Watertown  7) Josh Marx, Dousman  8) Seth Green, Janesville  9) Keith Bell, Brodhead  10) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  11) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  12) Brent Nottestad, Cambridge  13) Kyle Stark, Marshall  14) Neil Higgins, Watertown  15) Adam Schook, Palmyra

Fast Qualifier- Kyle Stark—15.919 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Seth Green  2) Kyle Stark

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  2) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater  3) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  4) Terry Ciano, Janesville  5) Brandon Angileri, Beloit  6) Korey Bengsch, Fond du Lac  7) Cody Buchs, Mazomanie  8) Chester Williams, Waukesha  9) Mike Storkson, Evansville  10) Justin Kumbier, Watertown  11) Eric Bennett, Beloit  12) Chuck Egli, Waterloo

Fast Qualifier- Chester Williams—15.864 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Lucas Buckingham  2) Chuck Egli

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1- Chris Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  2) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  3) Kenny Storkson, Edgerton  4) Craig Henning, Helenville  5) Jason Uttech, Watertown  6) David Pautsch Jr, Roscoe (IL)  7) Jim Wolf, Watertown  8) Mark Dewey, Janesville  9) Todd Dillinder, Cross Plains  10) Rickie Nelson, Evansville

Fast Qualifier- Chris Gottschalk—16.795 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) David Pautsch Jr  2) Chris Gottschalk

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  2) Peter Shelley, Edgerton  3) Ryan Ostenson, Beloit  4) Bart Brockman, Rockford (IL)  5) Bill Kohn, Madison  6) Grace Spencer,  7) Jared Pinnow, Jefferson  8) Tara Belz, Sun Prairie  9) Jeremy Bredeson, Deforest

Fast Qualifier- Jeremy Bredeson—14.442 seconds

Heat Winner- Ryan Ostenson

Grueneberg Grabs Benninger Concrete 50

 

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, June 18, 2016) On a warm evening in Southern Wisconsin, the racing action was hot on Benninger Concrete Night at Jefferson Speedway. After taking last Saturday night off, the competitors at Wisconsin’s Action Track were ready to put on a show, and that’s exactly what they did. After the dust settled, it was Madison’s Michael Grueneberg standing tall in victory lane having captured the 50 lap Late Model main event.

Noel Ramge and Bruce Lee paced the field of 18 Late Models to the drop of the green with Ramge taking control on the opening circuit. Trent Erdman drew even with Lee looking to grab second before the completion of lap one. On lap four, Erdman moved past Lee and slid up next to Ramge at the front. After battling for a couple laps, Erdman got a little loose exiting turn two as he fell back into a three wide fight for second with Shaun Scheel and Lee. The trio of drivers tangled down the back stretch ending with Lee hard into the outside wall and Erdman spinning into turn three to force the sole caution of the race on lap six. All three drivers were relegated to the rear of the field for the restart with Ramge still showing the way in front of Jerry Eckhardt and Grueneberg. As racing resumed, Grueneberg quickly went to work on Eckhardt for second. By lap 8 Grueneberg was in the runner up spot and hunting the leader, Ramge. Grueneberg dove under Ramge as they raced into turn one on lap 12. Grueneberg was out front and pulling away a lap later while John Ovadal Jr and Dale Nottestad began their trek through the top five. Ovadal methodically picked his way from sixth to third with Nottestad following him all the way. With ten laps remaining, Nottestad slipped under Ovadal to pick up the third spot and quickly go to work on Ramge for second. Nottestad made the pass on lap 42 with Ovadal now trying to follow. But at the checkers, it was Grueneberg with the convincing win. Nottestad kept his streak of top two finishes alive by grabbing the second position. Ovadal was third followed by Ramge and Eckhardt.

In Sportsman action, Doylestown’s Jim Tate Jr led every lap of the 30 lap feature to pick up the win. Mark Deporter and Tate brought the field to green with Tate taking command on lap one. After two early cautions, Tate restarted on the point with Deporter and Terry Wangsness in his rear view mirror. Bobby Selsing claimed third from Wangsness on lap 8 with Robert Hansberry Jr and Jay Kalbus following him through. Selsing slipped past Deporter for second on lap 11 with Hansberry and Kalbus continuing to stay in his tracks. On lap 18, Hansberry drove to the low side of Selsing looking for second. The duo raced side by side allowing Tate to stretch his advantage in the closing laps. Tate cruised to the finish to score the win with Selsing holding off Hansberry for second. Kalbus was fourth with Wangsness rounding out the top five.

James Bell of Janesville scored the win in the 20 lap International feature event. Joe Cross led early with Seth Green in tow for second. Green drove by Cross to claim the lead on lap three with Bell trying to follow into second. Bell completed the pass for second on lap four when Cross fell off the pace with problems. Seth Reamer joined the leaders in third by lap seven as he began to challenge Bell for second. After a brief battle, Reamer claimed the second position on lap 13 and began to close in on Green. Reamer got under Green on lap 16. Green tried to slam the door on Reamer, but was unable to hold him off. Reamer took over the top spot on lap 17 with Bell following into second. Bell began to peek to the low side of the new leader as the laps wound down. On the final circuit, Reamer seemed to experience mechanical difficulties as they raced through turns three and four. This allowed Bell to fire into the lead as they headed to the checkers. Green also slipped by to finish second as Reamer was forced to settle for third. Jamie Kohn and Neil Higgins rounded out the top five.

In a stout field of Hobby Stock drivers, Evansville’s Mike Storkson captured the 30 feature event for his division. Storkson took the lead on lap one from fellow front row starter Jamie Tate. Storkson began to open up a decent lead while the battle raged for second on back behind him. Chuck Egli and Jim Wolf raced door to door for second on lap five with Korey Bengsch and Lucas Buckingham right behind them. Egli claimed the second position on lap seven when Wolf began to experience mechanical difficulties and fall back. The caution waved on lap eight due to fluid on the racing surface from the Wolf machine. Once racing resumed, Storkson remained out front with Egli close behind and Dustin Ward now making his way into the top five. Ward claimed fourth on lap 18 and third two laps later. Ward began reeling in the pair of drivers at the front as the laps ticked away. With six laps to go, Ward drove to the high side of Egli looking to claim second. On lap 25, Storkson entered turn one high allowing Egli to drive under the leader. But Storkson reclaimed control on the point with Ward back to work outside Egli for second. On the final lap, Egli got loose exiting turn four while Storkson and Ward drove away to the checkers to finish first and second respectively. Egli slid sideways down the front stretch, making hard contact with Chester Williams as they came to the stripe. This allowing AJ Lloyd to motor past and finish in the third spot. Williams was fourth with Egli coming home in fifth.

Fort Atkinson’s Chris Gottschalk picked up the clean sweep in the Road Warrior division after claimed fast time through qualifying as well as winning his heat race and the 15 lap feature event. David Pautsch Jr led early from row one as the caution waved before they could complete the first lap. Pautsch and Todd Dillinder led the field back to green with Dillinder now claimed the point. Bill Reynolds fired up to second on lap two, driving under Dillinder to score the lead a lap later. Gottschalk followed Reynolds into second and quickly went to work on the new leader. Gottschalk drove to the outside of Reynolds on lap four. Reynolds tried to hold off the hard charging Gottschalk, but was unable to keep him at bay. Gottschalk crossed over to the low side of Reynolds on lap six. After a side by side battle, Gottschalk took over the top spot on lap eight with Kenny Storkson now up to battle Reynolds for second. Gottschalk cruised to the checkers from there to get the win with Reynolds hanging on to finish second. Storkson was third followed by Bill Reynolds and Dillinder.

In Bandit action, it was Fort Atkinson’s Tyler Deporter picking up his second feature win of the 2016 season. McKayla Adams led early with Michelle Heimann up to challenge on the first lap. Heimann moved into the lead while Chris Tolliver moved into second. On lap two, Heimann entered turn one high allowing Tolliver to drive past for the point and bring Deporter along for second. On lap five, Deporter got under Tolliver as they raced into turn three. Deporter cleared for the point off turn four while Tolliver fell back into a battle for second with Dillon Scott and Ryan Ostenson. Scott eventually emerged in the second position with Ostenson in third. Chad Olds made a late race charge into the top three, but Deporter remained unchallenged to see the checkers first for the win. Scott finished second followed by Olds, Ostenson and DJ Hill.

Next Friday, June 24, is round two of Jefferson Speedway Track Attack. Then on Saturday, June 25, there is a full program of racing in all divisions sponsored by Cambridge Auto Repair and Sales. Time trials at 5pm with racing at 7pm sharp. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Cambridge on Jefferson and 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) John Ovadal Jr, Watertown  4) Noel Ramge, Helenville  5) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek  6) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  7) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills  8) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  9) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson  10) Kody Hubred, Cambridge  11) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  12) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills  13) Chuck Duncan, Milwaukee  14) Don Gaserude, Fort Atkinson  15) Trent Erdman, Fort Atkinson  16) Bruce Lee, Cambridge  17) Tyler Peterson, Lake Geneva  18) Kyle Taylor, Deerfield

Fast Qualifier- Jason Erickson—14.206 seconds

Last Chance- Tyler Peterson, Kyle Smith, Kyle Taylor, Chuck Duncan

Heat Winners- 1) Tyler Peterson  2) Michael Grueneberg  3) Shaun Scheel

 

Sportsman-

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

Fast Qualifier- Jay Kalbus—14.972 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Tim Coley  2) Chris Chenoweth

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) James Bell, Janesville  2) Seth Green, Milton  3) Seth Reamer, Beaver Dam  4) Jamie Kohn, Madison  5) Neil Higgins, Watertown  6) Mike Lambert, Fort Atkinson  7) Josh Marx, Dousman  8) Scott Crawford, Cambridge  9) Keith Bell, Brodhead  10) Adam Schook, Palmyra  11) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  12) Jason Uttech, Watertown  13) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie

Fast Qualifier- Seth Reamer—15.918 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Joe Cross  2) Josh Marx

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) Mike Storkson, Evansville  2) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  3) AJ Lloyd, Loves Park (IL)  4) Chester Williams, Waukesha  5) Chuck Egli, Waterloo  6) Jared Vike, Sussex  7) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater  8) Brandon Angileri, Beloit  9) Korey Bengsch, Fond du Lac  10) Terry Ciano, Janesville  11) Jamie Tate, Doylestown  12) Jon Benninger, Windsor  13) Gary Paulick, Union Grove  14) Ricky Sanwick, Janesville  15) Brandon DeLacy, Fort Atkinson  16) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  17) Jim Wolf, Watertown  18) Cody Buchs, Mazomanie

Fast Qualifier- Dustin Ward—15.762 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Mike Storkson  2) Lucas Buckingham

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  2) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  3) Kenny Storkson, Edgerton  4) Bill Sweeney, Aztalan  5) Todd Dillinder, Cross Plains  6) David Pautsch Jr, Roscoe (IL)  7) Rickie Nelson,   8) Mark Dewey, Janesville  9) Matt Melchiori, Fort Atkinson  10) Matt Weber, Whitewater  11) Rodger Stephenson, Cambridge

Fast Qualifier- Chris Gottschalk—16.647 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Bill Sweeney  2) Chris Gottschalk

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  2) Dillon Scott, Rio  3) Chad Olds, Whitewater  4) Ryan Ostenson, Beloit  5) DJ Hill, Watertown  6) Nick Schmidt, Watertown  7) Bill Kohn, Madison  8) Lyle Phillips, Edgerton  9) Jeremy Bredeson, Deforest  10) Chris Tolliver,   11) Grace Spencer,   12) Michelle Heimann, Sun Prairie  13) McKayla Adams, Sun Prairie

Fast Qualifier- Ryan Ostenson—14.612 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Chad Olds  2) Tyler Deporter 

Corso, Prietzel, Stark, Moyer and Guralski Take Feature Wins

 

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, June 11, 2016) The weekly warriors of Wisconsin’s Action Track took the week off from chasing the 2016 championship as they gave way to the traveling series last Saturday night. Five different classes of motorsports appeared together at Jefferson Speedway headlined by the American Ethanol Super Truck Series as well as the Mid-American Stock Car Series. When the dust settled, Rick Corso claimed the truck feature with Bill Preitzel standing tall in the Mid-American Series.

The American Ethanol Super Truck Series feature kicked off with Michael Raskovic and Corso on the front row. Gabe Sommers joined them in a three wide fight for the lead exiting turn four on the opening lap. Sommers held the advantage as they crossed the stripe to complete lap one with Corse falling in line behind him and Chester Ace into third. Sommers began to stretch his lead slightly as the laps ticked away in the first half of the event. On lap ten, the competition caution waved slowing the pace and bunching the drivers back up for the second half restart. Corso and Sommers led the field back to green with Corso taking control through turns one and two. Sommers remained close by with Raskovic up to challenge for second. On lap 17, Sommers and Raskovic got together entering turn one as they both slid up into the outside wall to force the second caution of the race. Corso restarted on the point with Ace now challenging for second. But Corso kept Ace at bay over the final three laps to see the checkers first for the win.

In Mid-American Stock Car Series action, it was Bill Prietzel taking top honors in the 50 lap feature event. Ryan Gutknecht and Billy Rud paced the field to green with Gutknecht moving out front on lap one. Eric Lingford followed into second with Scott Dunning up to third. Rud tried to hold off Prietzel and Kenny Joosten for fourth as the top three drivers began to separate themselves from the rest of the pack. Tyler Bauknecht joined the battle for a top five position on lap 13 when he drove alongside Prietzel for fifth. Bauknecht slid past Prietzel and to the inside of Rud on lap 14. A lap later, Bauknecht was clear for fourth. Meanwhile, Dunning began to challenge Lingford for second allowing Gutknecht to slip away as well as Bauknecht to close in on them. On lap 23, Bauknecht drove to the outside of Dunning for third. Bauknecht continued forward as he drove by Dunning and dove under Lingford at the halfway point of the race. Bauknecht cleared for second just before the first of several cautions slowed the pace on lap 27. On the restart, Bauknecht tried to draw even with Gutknecht for the lead as they raced out of turn two. But Bauknecht made hard contact with the back stretch wall forcing him to fall off the pace and drop to the rear. Bauknecht came to a stop to force another yellow flag situation. Bauknecht’s evening was finished with Gutknecht still showing the way out front. Gutknecht and Prietzel restarted side by side on lap 30. The duo slid into turn one with both drivers struggling to gain control. Prietzel exited turn two with the advantage with Lingford up to second and Gutknecht back to third. After another caution on lap 33, Prietzel returned to the lead with Gutknecht getting by Lingford to reclaim second. Gutknecht began to search for an opening around Preitzel at the front. But even with Gutknecht pulling out all the stops, it was Prietzel who crossed the stripe first the claim the victory. Gutknecht settled for second followed by Bobby Gutknecht, Jimmie Evans and Lingford.

Kyle Stark of Waterloo picked up the clean sweep in the Outlaw 4 Cylinder division by winning the 15 lap feature as well as the heat race and scoring quick time through qualifying. Scott Crawford led lap one from the outside of the front row while Brandon DeLacy, Joe Cross and Noah Pankow raced three wide for second. Aaron Rude took Pankow’s place on lap three, clearing for second. Stark moved into third on lap five and quickly pulled up behind Rude with Mark English in tow. Stark drove under Rude on lap seven, continuing forward alongside Crawford on the same lap. Stark cleared as they exited turn four with Rude in his tracks for third. Stark began to stretch his advantage while Crawford tried to hold off English for third. At the checkers, it was Stark for the win followed by Rude, Crawford, English and DeLacy.

A good battle between Max McNamara and Aaron Moyer in the 20 lap Legends feature ended with Moyer, of Allenton, in victory lane. McNamara motored through the field on the opening lap, claiming the point on lap two. Moyer followed into second a lap later as the top two drivers began to break away from the rest of the field. Moyer slowly cut into McNamara’s lead lap after lap, until finding himself on the rear bumper of the leader on lap 12. Two laps later, Moyer drove under McNamara on the exit of turn four. After a brief battle, Moyer moved into control in front of McNamara. A caution on lap 18 set up a two lap shootout to the finish. But Moyer remained out front as he claimed the win followed by McNamara, Anthony Metallo, Blaise Watters and Derek Mueller.

Kolton Guralski of Wausau picked up the win in the 12 lap Bandolero feature event. Starting in the rear, Guralski fired into the lead on lap one and immediately began to pull away. Jevin Guralski moved into second with Emma Hunstiger in third. Kolton Guralski continued to drive away while Hunstiger, Karter Stark and Robbie Rucks battled for third. At the checkers, it was Kolton Guralski with the convincing win followed by Jevin Guralski, Stark, Rucks and Hunstiger.

Next Saturday, June 18, is a full program of racing in all six divisions 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

American Ethanol Super Truck Series-

Feature Results- 1) Rick Corso, McHenry (IL)  2) Chester Ace, Oregon  3) Michael Raskovic, New Glarus  4) Gabe Sommers, Plover

Fast Qualifier- Chester Ace—14.279 seconds

 

Mid-American Stock Car Series-

Feature Results- 1) Bill Prietzel, Richfield  2) Ryan Gutknecht, Oak Creek  3) Bobby Gutknecht, Oak Creek  4) Jimmie Evans, St. Francis  5) Eric Lingford, Wind Lake  6) Mark Brooner, Tomah  7) Rick Tackman Jr, Waukesha  8) Kenny Joosten, Wonder Lake (IL)  9) Billy Rud, Stearmwood (IL)  10) Scott Dunning, LaGrange (IL)  11) Tyler Bauknecht, Reedsville  12) Greg Beebe, Waukesha  13) Butch Mierendorf, Waterloo

Fast Qualfiier- Rick Tackman Jr—15.074 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Tyler Bauknecht  2) Ryan Gutknecht

 

Outlaw 4 Cylinder-

Feature Results- 1) Kyle Stark, Waterloo  2) Aaron Rude, Cambridge  3) Scott Crawford, Cambridge  4) Mark English, Edgerton  5) Brandon DeLacy, Fort Atkinson  6) Noah Pankow, Jefferson  7) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  8) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie

Fast Qualifier- Kyle Stark—15.905 seconds

Heat Winner- Kyle Stark

 

Legends-

Feature Results- 1) Aaron Moyer, Allenton  2) Max McNamara, McHenry (IL)  3) Anthony Metallo, South Elgin (IL)  4) Blaise Watters, Mineral Point  5) Derek Mueller, Verona  6) Aryn Wilson, S.Beloit (IL)  7) Jim Bucher, Richfield  8) Ryan Weyer, Hubertus  9) Kyle Hatton, Crown Point (IN)

Fast Qualifier- Max McNamara—15.724 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Ryan Weyer  2) Aaron Moyer

 

Bandoleros-

Feature Results- 1) Kolton Guralski, Wausau  2) Jevin Guralski, Wausau  3) Karter Stark, Marshall  4) Robbie Rucks, Deerfield  5) Emma Hunstiger, Sullivan

Fast Qualifier- Kolton Guralski—15.026 seconds

Heat Winner- Kolton Guralski

Schuyler Seizes B&M Electric Feature

 

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, June 4, 2016)   Jefferson’s Thrillin’ Dylan Schuyler took the early lead of the B&M Electric 50 lap Late Model main event and hung on to claim the win on Saturday night at Jefferson Speedway.

Schuyler and Trent Erdman brought the field to the drop of the green flag as they battled side by side for control. Finally on lap five, Schuyler slid out into sole possession of the lead with Erdman falling back to second and Kyle Smith running in third. After a caution on lap eight, the leaders lined up single file and began to tick the laps away. On lap 24, Stephen Scheel got very loose on the front stretch and slid through the infield grass and back out again in turn one spinning to force the second caution of the race. As racing resumed, John Ovadal began to challenge Smith for the third position with Schuyler still showing the way in front of Erdman. Contact between Smith and Ovadal on lap 27 allowed Dale Nottestad to fire past both drivers into third. Nottestad began to run down the duo at the front, catching Erdman on lap 42. Nottestad powered past Erdman with seven laps to go and began to reel in Schuyler on the point. Nottestad caught the leader as they raced one final time around Wisconsin’s Action Track. But Schuyler held off Nottestad’s advances to see the checkers first and score the win. Nottestad was second with Erdman, Ovadal and Michael Grueneberg rounding out the top five.

Tony Ciano of Janesville picked up the win in the 30 lap Sportsman feature event. Josh Madell grabbed the lead from the pole on lap one. A three wide fight for second ensued between Ciano, Jim Taylor and Dan Schmidt. Ciano and Schmidt emerged wheel to wheel on lap two with Ciano gaining control of the position on lap three. Ciano began to close in on the early leader, Madell. Madell kept Ciano at bay while Chris Chenoweth made his way up to third by lap 13. Ciano once again zeroed in on Madell at the front, this time drawing even with the leader on lap 19. As they raced for control, Chenoweth joined the battle at the front. On lap 23, Madell got loose exiting turn two allowing Ciano to fire into the lead with Chenoweth in tow for second. Ciano ran the remainder of the race unchallenged as he claimed the win. Chenoweth was second followed by Madell, Bobby Selsing and Jay Kalbus.

Jamie Kohn of Madison scored his first career International feature win by claiming the 20 lap main event. Joe Cross led early from the front row with Josh Marx up to second. On lap two, Marx peeked under Cross while Kohn and Merek Pankow raced door to door for third. Marx began to gain the advantage over Cross when Kohn joined the battle on lap four. Kohn motored into the lead a lap later while Marx and Neil Higgins began to fight for the second spot. On lap seven Higgins moved into second with Mike Lambert in his tracks for third. Lambert began to challenge Higgins for the second position with Seth Reamer now watching from fourth. While Higgins and Lambert fought for second, Higgins got loose allowing Reamer to slip past both drivers. But Kohn was already on his way to the checkers to pick up the win. Reamer finished second followed by Higgins, Lambert and Marx.

In Hobby Stock action, it was Waterloo’s Dustin Ward getting to the front of the field and driving away with the victory. After a caution on the opening lap, it was Jeff LeFave and Terry Ciano leading the pack to green. LeFave led lap one with Ciano still to his outside. But LeFave cleared for the top spot on lap two while Dustin Ward shot to the outside of Ciano looking for second. Ward charged past Ciano and alongside LeFave to lead lap number four. Following a caution for debris, Ward restarted as the leader and immediately began to check out from the field. Ciano moved by LeFave on lap five for second with Chester Williams and Cody Buchs in tow for third and fourth respectively. Williams slipped past Ciano on lap nine bringing Buchs along for third. Ward’s lead grew larger while Williams and Buchs battled for second. Ward cruised to the checkers to score the win with Williams nipping Buchs at the line for second. Brandon Angileri was fourth followed by Ciano in fifth.

Fort Atkinson’s Chris Gottschalk got the win in the 15 lap Road Warrior feature event. Mark Dewey led lap one with Mike Storkson up to second. Storkson made his move on Dewey as the caution waved on lap two. The duo led the field back to green with Storkson taking the brief lead and Bill Sweeney up to second. Sweeney quickly moved past Storkson for the top spot on lap three with Gottschalk in his tracks. On lap five, Gottschalk pulled alongside Sweeney through turns one and two. After a brief battle, Gottschalk moved out front with Sweeney back to second. Sweeney made one attempt to reclaim the top spot, but Gottschalk kept him at bay to cross the stripe first for the win. Sweeney was second followed by Bill Reynolds, Kenny Storkson and Mike Storkson.

Whitewater’s Chad Olds won his second Bandit feature in as many weeks after claiming the 15 lap affair. Michelle Heimann and DJ Hill led the field to green with Heimann taking the early lead on lap one. Olds went to high side as he did one week ago to charge into the top five. Olds was outside Hill for second by lap four. Olds claimed the position on lap five and drew even with Heimann for the lead on lap seven. Olds cleared for the lead a lap later and quickly began to drive away from the pack. Jeremy Bredeson made a late race charge up to second, but Olds was already well on his way to the checkers for the win. Bredeson finished second with Heimann, Ryan Ostenson and Bill Kohn completing the top five.

Next Saturday, June 11, is the National Ethanol Short Track Racing Championships at Jefferson Speedway. The American Ethanol Super Truck Series will be on hand racing in twin 35 lap feature events. They will be joined by the Mid-American Stock Car Series as well as the Outlaw 4 Cylinders, Legends and Bandoleros. 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) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  2) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge  3) Trent Erdman, Fort Atkinson  4) John Ovadal Jr, Watertown  5) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  6) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills  7) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek  8) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  9) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  10) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills  11) Brent Edmunds, Monticello  12) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson  13) Kody Hubred, Cambridge  14) Bruce Lee, Cambridge  15) Ed Wolff III, Watertown  16) Dale Smith, Lake Mills  17) Noel Ramge, Helenville  18) Dillon Hammond, Grand Marsh

Fast Qualifier- Jason Erickson—14.244 seconds

Last Chance- Michael Grueneberg, Kody Hubred, Dale Smith, Ed Wolff III

Heat Winners- 1) Ed Wolff III  2) Kody Hubred  3) Kyle Smith

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Tony Ciano, Janesville  2) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  3) Josh Madell, Mayville  4) Bobby Selsing, Johnson Creek  5) Jay Kalbus, Watertown  6) Tim Coley, Madison  7) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson  8) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit  9) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  10) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  11) Dan Schmidt, Farmington  12) Mike Winters, Sun Prairie  13) Ed Jackson, Madison  14) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton

Fast Qualifier- Bobby Selsing—14.967 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Tony Ciano  2) Mark Deporter

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) Jamie Kohn, Madison  2) Seth Reamer, Beaver Dam  3) Neil Higgins, Watertown  4) Mike Lambert, Fort Atkinson  5) Josh Marx, Dousman  6) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  7) Mark English, Edgerton  8) Jason Uttech, Watertown  9) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  10) Keith Bell, Brodhead  11) Seth Green, Janesville

Fast Qualifier- Seth Reamer—15.963 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Jason Uttech  2) Mark English

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  2) Chester Williams, Waukesha  3) Cody Buchs, Mazomanie  4) Brandon Angileri, Beloit  5) Terry Ciano, Janesville  6) Jared Vike, Sussex  7) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson  8) Korey Bengsch, Fond du Lac  9) Chuck Egli, Stoughton  10) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater  11) Jim Wolf, Watertown  12) Jamie Tate, Doylestown  13) Mike Manley, Fort Atkinson  14) Justin Kumbier, Watertown  15) Mike Storkson, Evansville  16) Dan Snyder, Stoughton

Fast Qualifier- Chester Williams—15.868 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Mike Manley  2) Lucas Buckingham

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  2) Bill Sweeney, Aztalan  3) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  4) Kenny Storkson, Edgerton  5) Mike Storkson, Evansville  6) Mark Dewey, Janesville  7) David Pautsch Jr, Roscoe (IL)  8) Matt Weber, Whitewater  9) Alan Stillman, 10) Todd Dillinder, Cross Plains 

Fast Qualifier- Chris Gottschalk—16.630 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Mark Dewey  2) Kenny Storkson

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Chad Olds, Whitewater  2) Jeremy Bredeson, Deforest  3) Michelle Heimann, Sun Prairie  4) Ryan Ostenson, Beloit  5) Bill Kohn, Madison  6) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  7) Brody Chilvers, Milton  8) DJ Hill, Watertown  9) Jared Pinnow, Jefferson

Fast Qualifier- Chad Olds—14.323 seconds

Heat Winner- Michelle Heimann

Johnson Flexes Muscle To Win Again

 

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, May 28, 2016) Edgerton’s Casey Johnson charged his way to the front of the field on Saturday night to claim the Newville Auto Salvage 50 lap Late Model feature. The feat made it back to back visits to victory lane for the defending and three time track champion at Wisconsin’s Action Track.

Bruce Lee and Stephen Scheel paced the pack to the drop of the green flag with neither giving an inch to the other on the opening lap while Kyle Smith watched from third. Scheel took control of the point as they completed the second circuit while Michael Grueneberg moved up to challenge Smith for third. On lap ten, Grueneberg got shuffled back slightly as John Ovadal Jr took his place under Smith. Ovadal moved into the third spot on lap 15 with Johnson in his tracks for fourth. Johnson quickly made his move to the inside of Ovadal on lap 19, clearing for third on lap 21. Johnson began reeling in the top two competitors as they approached the halfway point of the race. By lap 26, Johnson was peeking to the low side of Lee for second with Scheel continuing to show the way. Johnson stole the second position for himself on lap 27 and pulled up behind Scheel, just as he did one week ago. Johnson drew even with Scheel on lap 29, clearing for the top spot a lap later. The sole caution of the race flew on lap 36 when Kody Hubred spun exiting turn four. As racing resumed, Dale Nottestad began to pick his way through the top five, finding his way to second by lap 43. But Johnson was well out front enjoying his lead as he cruised to the checkers for the win. Nottestad finished second followed by Scheel, Lee and Grueneberg.

Watertown’s Jay Kalbus led each lap of the 30 lap Sportsman feature to capture the win. Dan Schmidt and Kalbus brought the field to green with Kalbus leading lap one. Tony Ciano followed past Schmidt into second as the top two drivers began to separate themselves from the rest of the pack. Ciano began to pressure Kalbus as the front as Mark Deporter and Bobby Selsing moved into third and fourth respectively. Ciano spent the majority of the race searching for the best way past the leader. Several times, Ciano would peek to the low side of Kalbus through turns three and four only to have the door slammed shut as they raced into turn one. With two laps remaining, Ciano took one last shot at the race long leader. The duo made contact several times over the final laps, but Kalbus remained in control to cross the stripe first for the win. Ciano settled for second with Deporter, Selsing and Jason Thoma rounding out the top five.

Kyle Stark of Waterloo claimed victory in the 20 lap International feature event. Jason Uttech led lap one from the pole with Mike Lambert up to challenge from second on lap two. While Uttech and Lambert fought for position, Stark, Neil Higgins and Seth Reamer sliced their way into the top five. Uttech remained out front as Higgins drew even with Lambert for second on lap seven. Higgins took the spot on lap nine as he slid up next to Uttech on the same circuit. Higgins took control of the top spot with Stark in tow for second. One lap later, Stark moved under Higgins looking to get by the new leader. Stark completed the pass on lap 12 and immediately began to open up a healthy advantage. Reamer moved up to fight with Higgins for second with Reamer taking the position for himself on lap 17. But Stark was already on his way to the checkers to pick up the win. Reamer finished second followed by Higgins, Uttech and Lambert.

Bill Sweeney of Aztalan won the 15 lap Road Warrior feature event. David Pautsch Jr led lap one with Bill Reynolds and Sweeney in hot pursuit. On lap two, Reynolds and Sweeney split Pautsch as they moved out into a side by side battle for the lead. Sweeney emerged with the point on lap three as Reynolds settled into second with Kenny Storkson up to third. Sweeney stayed strong out front for the remainder of the race while Reynolds tried to hold off Storkson for second. At the checkers, it was Sweeney for the win with Reynolds holding off Storkson for second. Chris Gottschalk was fourth with Craig Henning in fifth.

Chad Olds of Whitewater came home victorious in the 15 lap Bandit feature event. Michelle Heimann led early from the front row with Dillon Scott up to second. Olds used the high groove to charge up to third on lap three. Olds continued forward, driving to the outside of Scott looking for second. On lap nine, Scott went to the low side of Heimann with Olds going high in a three way battle for the lead. Scott and Olds emerged side by side with Olds taking over the top spot a lap later. Olds drove to the checkers from there to score the win with Ryan Ostenson moving up to second at the finish. Tyler Deporter was third followed by Scott and Heimann.

The Legends cars made their first visit to Jefferson Speedway in 2016 with Aaron Moyer of Allenton taking top honors in the 15 lap feature. Blaise Watters led lap one from the outside of the front row with Riley Stenjem and Moyer up to second and third. Stenjem drove around Watters on lap three bringing Moyer with him. Moyer wasted no time as he began to challenge the new leader on lap four. Moyer shot past Stenjem on lap five with Max McNamara in his tracks for second. Moyer ran unchallenged for the remainder of the race to see the checkers first for the win. McNamara was second followed by Vince Bartolotta, Jacob Nottestad and Stenjem.

Robbie Rucks for Deerfield took the win in the 8 lap feature as the Bandoleros also returned to action at Jefferson Speedway. Karter Stark led lap one. On lap four, Stark spun in turn one to force a caution. Rucks claimed the point on the restart with Stark back to second. Stark spun again on lap five handing Rucks a large lead which he never relinquished. At the checkers, it was Rucks for the convincing win with Stark finishing second.

Next Saturday, June 4, is a full racing program in all six divisions with time trials starting at 5pm and the first race 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) Casey Johnson, Edgerton  2) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge  3) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills  4) Bruce Lee, Cambridge  5) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  6) John Ovadal Jr, Watertown  7) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  8) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  9) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  10) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills  11) Kody Hubred, Cambridge  12) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek  13) Tory Adams, Madison  14) Ed Wolff III, Watertown  15) Scott Patrick, Dousman  16) Don Gaserude, Fort Atkinson  17) Chuck Duncan, Milwaukee  18) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson

Fast Qualifier- Casey Johnson—14.117 seconds

Last Chance- Jerry Eckhardt, Ed Wolff III, Chuck Duncan, Scott Patrick

Heat Winners- 1) Ed Wolff III  2) Kody Hubred  3) Shaun Scheel

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Jay Kalbus, Watertown  2) Tony Ciano, Janesville  3) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  4) Bobby Selsing, Johnson Creek  5) Jason Thoma, Jefferson  6) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit  7) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  8) Tim Coley, Madison  9) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  10) Dan Schmidt, Farmington  11) Adam Bleskan, Menomonee Falls  12) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton  13) Tim Belz, Sun Prairie 

Fast Qualifier- Jason Thoma—14.925 seconds

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

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) Kyle Stark, Waterloo  2) Seth Reamer, Beaver Dam  3) Neil Higgins, Watertown  4) Jason Uttech, Watertown  5) Mike Lambert, Fort Atkinson  6) James Bell, Janesville  7) Jamie Kohn, Madison  8) Mark English, Edgerton  9) Josh Marx, Dousman  10) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  11) Keith Bell, Brodhead  12) Adam Schook, Palmyra  13) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie

Fast Qualifier- Seth Reamer—15.904 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) James Bell  2) Seth Reamer

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Bill Sweeney, Aztalan  2) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  3) Kenny Storkson, Edgerton  4) Chris Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  5) Craig Henning, Helenville  6) Mike Storkson, Evansville  7) David Pautsch Jr, Roscoe (IL)  8) Lucas Stevenson, Janesville  9) Mark Dewey, Pierre (SD)  10) Matthew Melchiori, Fort Atkinson  11) Matt Weber, Whitewater  12) Todd Dillinder, Cross Plains

Fast Qualifier- Chris Gottschalk—16.670 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) David Pautsch Jr  2) Bill Reynolds

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Chad Olds, Whitewater  2) Ryan Ostenson, Beloit  3) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  4) Dillon Scott, Rio  5) Michelle Heimann, Sun Prairie  6) Bill Kohn, Madison  7) Jeremy Bredeson, Deforest  8) Tara Belz, Sun Prairie  9) McKayla Adams, Madison  10) Lyle Phillips, Edgerton  11) DJ Hill, Watertown

Fast Qualifier- Chad Olds—14.137 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Michelle Heimann  2) Ryan Ostenson

 

Legends-

Feature Results- 1) Aaron Moyer, Allenton  2) Max McNamara, McHenry (IL)  3) Vince Bartolotta, Vernon  4) Jacob Nottestad, Cambridge  5) Riley Stenjem, Utica  6) Blaise Watters, Mineral Point  7) Derek Mueller, Verona  8) Ryan Weyer, Hubertus  9) Aryn Wilson, S.Beloit (IL)

Fast Qualifier- Jacob Nottestad—15.628 seconds NEW TRACK RECORD

Heat Winners- 1) Blaise Watters  2) Aaron Moyer

 

Bandoleros-

Feature Results- 1) Robbie Rucks, Deerfield  2) Karter Stark, Marshall

Johnson Battles to Win River’s Edge 50

 

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, May 21, 2016)                Casey Johnson of Edgerton survived the war of attrition and battled his way to the front of the River’s Edge Meat Market and Catering 50 lap Late Model feature en route to picking up the victory. The win is Johnson’s first of the young season at Wisconsin’s Action Track.

Don Gaserude and Jerry Eckhardt paced the field to green with Eckhardt grabbing control of the lead on lap one. Shaun Scheel followed Eckhardt around the high side of Gaserude to second. On lap two, Eckhardt lost control of his mount, spinning in front of the field in turn two and collecting several competitors to force the first caution period of the race. Scheel restarted the event on the point followed closely by Gaserude in second and Stephen Scheel in third. On lap seven, Stephen Scheel slipped by Gaserude for second as he pulled up behind his brother, Shaun. After a quick caution on lap 11, The Scheel brothers showed the way while Johnson and defending champion, Dale Nottestad began to shadow the top five. On lap 19, while leading the race, Shaun Scheel’s machine went up in smoke to bring out the third caution. Shaun was forced to retire from the event handing the lead over to Stephen Scheel with Gaserude back up to second. As racing resumed, Johnson and Nottestad began their trek through the top five making their way to the front. Johnson made his way up to third just before caution number four slowed the action when Trent Erdman and Michael Grueneberg got together down the back stretch collecting Jason Erickson. Johnson powered past Gaserude once racing resumed. Johnson pulled up to the rear bumper of Stephen Scheel as he searched for an opening. Nottestad moved into third on lap 37 while Johnson hunted the lead. On lap 38, Johnson peeked to the low side of Scheel, but couldn’t make it stick. He tried again a lap later with better results. The duo slammed doors as they entered turn one with ten laps to go. They continued to rub fenders down the back chute and into turn three. Johnson got his ride out front on lap 41, but Scheel wasn’t about to give up that easily. Scheel got under Johnson as they slammed doors once again entering turn one. After trading paint several time, Johnson gained control of the lead for good on lap 43 with Nottestad taking a turn battling with Scheel. Nottestad completed the pass for second on lap 46, but Johnson was already well on his way to the checkers to pick up the win. Nottestad came home second followed by Scheel, John Ovadal Jr and Gaserude.

Robert Hansberry Jr of Beloit scored the win in the 30 lap Sportsman feature event. Jim Taylor grabbed the early lead on lap one from the outside of the front row. Tim Coley and Chris Chenoweth fired up into a battle for second behind Taylor on lap two. Coley cleared for second on lap three as he drove up alongside Taylor looking to lead. After battling for a few laps, Coley took over the top spot on lap nine. Chenoweth moved up to fight for second with Taylor on lap 14, with Taylor regaining control of the position. Hansberry slipped past Chenoweth on lap 15 and pulled even with Taylor a lap later. Hansberry cleared Taylor allowing Chenoweth to slide up next him as well. But contact between the two resulted in the sole caution period of the race forcing both to drop to the rear of the field. Coley restarted on the point with Hansberry close by in second. Once racing resumed, Hansberry drew even with Coley as they raced into turn one. After a three lap fight for the lead, Hansberry moved out front on lap 20. Bobby Selsing followed into second as he moved up to challenge the new leader. But Hansberry remained in control to see the checkers first for the win. Selsing was second with Jay Kalbus, Terry Wangsness and Coley rounding out the top five.

Janesville’s James Bell hung on to capture the 20 lap International feature event. Joe Cross led early with Seth Green in tow for second. On lap three, Green drove to the high side of the early leader while Bell watched from third. A lap later, Bell made it a three way fight for first, taking control on lap five with Neil Higgins following into second. Higgins began to pressure the new leader while Kyle Stark and Seth Reamer made their way forward. Reamer got by Stark and pulled up next to Higgins on lap 16. With two laps remaining, Reamer got by Higgins on the high side and crossed over trying to get under the leader, Bell. Reamer drew even with Bell as they raced down the back stretch on the final lap. But Bell held the advantage as they flew to the stripe, picking up the feature win. Reamer was second with Higgins, Stark and Mark English completing the top five.

AJ Lloyd of Machesney Park, IL, was awarded the win in the 25 lap Hobby Stock feature event. Jim Wolf grabbed the lead on lap one. Terry Ciano moved past Jared Vike for second on lap three with Dustin Ward in tow for third. After a caution on lap four for fluid on the racing surface, Ward got by Ciano for second and drew even with Wolf looking to lead. Ward cleared for first on lap seven with Lucas Buckingham in this tracks for second. Lloyd, Dave Trute and Ciano raced three wide for third on lap ten with Trute emerging in the position. On lap 16, the caution flew when the leader experienced mechanical failure. Ward was forced to retire for the evening handing the lead over to Buckingham with Trute close behind in second. As racing resumed, Trute went to work on Buckingham, driving into the lead with seven laps to go. Lloyd moved up to battle Buckingham for second while Trute drove away to see the checkers first. Lloyd beat Buckingham to the line followed by Chester Williams and Ciano. Following post-race inspection, Trute was forced to vacate his finishing position, handing the win to Lloyd.

Kenny Storkson completed a last lap pass to net the win in the 15 lap Road Warrior feature. David Pautsch Jr took the early lead on lap one. Tim Ellis motored up next to Pautsch, taking the lead for himself with Bill Reynolds in tow for second. Reynolds quickly drove up alongside Ellis, with Bryan Gottschalk watching from third. Gottschalk and Ellis made contact entering turn one on lap five, allowing Reynolds to move into the lead. Gottschalk took over second with Bill Sweeney moving into third. On lap eight, contact between Gottschalk and Sweeney resulted in a wreck in turn two involving Ellis as well. As racing resumed, it was Reynolds and Storkson at the front of the field with only seven laps to go. Reynolds returned to the lead with Storkson sticking to his rear bumper. Storkson shadowed Reynolds until the final lap when he got a good run on the low side. The duo drifted high as they exited turn four with Storkson beating Reynolds to the line for the win. Sweeney came home third followed by Mike Storkson and Pautsch.

A great side by side battle ended with Tyler Deporter of Fort Atkinson picking up the win in the 15 lap Bandit feature event. Tara Belz and Michelle Heimann led the field to green. Chris Jones tried to make it a three wide fight for first on the opening lap with the attempt ending in a caution. Deporter and Belz restarted on row one with Deporter grabbing control on the restart. Chad Olds used the high groove to move forward, catching the leader on lap six. Deporter and Olds raced wheel to wheel for the remainder of the race with neither willing to give an inch to the other. They drifted high exiting turn four on the final circuit allowing Deporter to nip Olds at the line. A loose Olds clipped Deporter as they crossed the line sending the winner hard into the turn one wall. But Deporter was unhurt as he scored the win with Olds, Ryan Ostenson, Bill Kohn and Jeremy Bredeson rounding out the top five.

Next Saturday, May 28, is a full program of racing including Legends and Bandoleros and highlighted by the Newville Auto Salvage 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) Casey Johnson, Edgerton 2) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge  3) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills  4) John Ovadal Jr, Watertown  5) Don Gaserude, Fort Atkinson  6) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  7) Ed Wolff III, Watertown  8) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek  9) Trent Erdman, Fort Atkinson  10) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  11) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson  12) Bob Kahler, Caledonia (IL)  13) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  14) Tyler Peterson, Lake Geneva  15) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills  16) Kody Hubred, Cambridge  17) Bruce Lee, Cambridge  18) Rich Schumann Jr, Portage

Fast Qualifier- Casey Johnson—14.121 seconds

Last Chance- Kody Hubred, Tyler Peterson, Kyle Smith, Ed Wolff III

Heat Winners- 1) Kyle Smith  2) Don Gaserude  3) Jerry Eckhardt

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit  2) Bobby Selsing, Johnson Creek  3) Jay Kalbus, Watertown  4) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson  5) Tim Coley, Madison  6) Tony Ciano, Janesville  7) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  8) Jim Tate Jr, Doylestown  9) Dan Schmidt, Watertown  10) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  11) Ed Jackson, Madison  12) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton  13) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  14) Josh Madell, Mayville  15) Tim Belz, Sun Prairie 

Fast Qualifier- Bobby Selsing—15.078 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Jim Tate Jr  2) Chris Chenoweth

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) James Bell, Janesville  2) Seth Reamer, Beaver Dam  3) Neil Higgins, Watertown  4) Kyle Stark, Waterloo  5) Mark English, Edgerton  6) Josh Marx, Dousman  7) Seth Green, Janesville  8) Mike Lambert, Fort Atkinson  9) Keith Bell, Brodhead  10) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  11) Jason Uttech, Watertown  12) Noah Pankow, Jefferson  13) Adam Schook, Palmyra  14) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  15) Chris Angrick, Jefferson  16) Brandon Johnson, Elkhorn

Fast Qualifier- Seth Reamer—15.870 seconds NEW TRACK RECORD

Heat Winners- 1) Seth Green  2) Seth Reamer

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) AJ Lloyd, Machesney Park (IL)  2) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater  3) Chester Williams, Waukesha  4) Terry Ciano, Janesville  5) Cody Buchs, Mazomanie  6) Jared Vike, Sussex  7) Jim Wolf, Watertown  8) Brandon Angileri, Beloit  9) Chuck Egli, Stoughton  10) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  11) Korey Bengsch, Fond du Lac  12) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  13) Mike Manley, Fort Atkinson  14) Dan Snyder, Stoughton  15) Brandon DeLacy, Fort Atkinson  16) Dave Trute, New Lisbon

Fast Qualifier- Dave Trute—15.731 seconds

Last Chance- Phil Wuesthoff, Korey Bengsch, Mike Manley, Brando DeLacy

Heat Winners- 1) Mike Manley  2) Chuck Egli  3) Dustin Ward

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Kenny Storkson, Edgerton  2) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  3) Bill Sweeney, Aztalan  4) Mike Storkson, Evansville  5) David Pautsch Jr, Roscoe (IL)  6) Todd Dillinder,  7) Bryan Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  8) Tim Ellis, Loves Park (IL)  9) Matt Weber, Fort Atkinson  10) Chris Gottschalk, Jefferson

Fast Qualifier- Bryan Gottschalk—16.737 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Tim Ellis  2) Chris Gottschalk

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  2) Chad Olds, Whitewater  3) Ryan Ostenson, Beloit  4) Bill Kohn, Madison  5) Jeremy Bredeson, Deforest  6) Keith Erickson, Columbus  7) Michelle Heimann, Sun Prairie  8) DJ Hill, Watertown  9) Tara Belz, Sun Prairie  10) Chris Jones,   11) Bart Brockman,

Fast Qualifier- Chad Olds—14.151 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) DJ Hill  2) Chad Olds

Nottestad Takes Season Opener

 

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, May 7, 2016)                  

Racing has returned to the serene countryside of Jefferson County. The 2016 chase for the championship kicked off on Saturday night at Jefferson Speedway with Dale Nottestad of Cambridge staking his claim as title contender by winning the Serenity Concepts 50 lap Late Model main event. Nottestad methodically picked his way to the front of the stout field to drivers, taking the lead at the midway point of the feature and driving away to pick up the victory.

John Ovadal Jr and Shaun Scheel paced the field to green with Scheel holding the early advantage on lap one. Ovadal remained to his inside until a caution on lap four slowed the pack. Scheel restarted on the point followed by Ovadal in second and Trent Erdman in third. As racing resumed, Nottestad began his trek through the top five. Nottestad grabbed the fifth spot from Michael Grueneberg on lap seven. Two laps later, Nottestad drew even with Brent Edmunds for fourth. Nottestad claimed the position on lap 12 and set his sights on Erdman in third. Nottestad and Erdman began to fight for the spot on lap 17 while Ovadal began to work over Scheel at the front of the pack. Some bumping and banging between Scheel and Ovadal allowed Nottestad and Erdman to close the gap on the leaders on lap 18. A second and final caution waved on lap 20. Scheel restarted on the point with Ovadal right behind in second and Nottestad now up to third. Nottestad quickly went to work on Ovadal for second once the green flew. Nottestad cleared for the second position on lap 22 as he pulled up behind Scheel. On lap 25, Nottestad dove under Scheel as they raced into turn one. Nottestad took sole possession of the top spot as they came to line to complete that lap. Nottestad immediately began to open up a healthy advantage while Scheel went back to making sure his mount stayed in front of Ovadal. At the checkers, it was Nottestad for the win followed by Scheel, Ovadal, Erdman and Edmunds.

An exciting finish to the 30 lap Sportsman feature ended with Jim Tate Jr of Doylestown in victory lane with the win. Tony Ciano and Jim Taylor led the field to green as they battled side by side for control of the lead. Ciano eventually took control on lap three with Tate quickly moving up to battle Taylor for second. Tate took the runner up position for himself on lap four with Terry Wangsness in tow for third. On lap five, Tate drew even with Ciano as he looked to lead. Tate cleared for the top spot on lap seven when he slid up in front of Ciano exiting turn two. Wangsness again stayed in Tate’s tracks as he claimed second from Ciano on lap nine. Wangsness charged up behind the new leader as he began to hound Tate’s rear bumper. Wangsness continued to search for an opening to get alongside Tate. That opening appeared on lap 22 as Wangsness pulled up alongside Tate on his inside. Wangsness completed the pass on lap 24 as Tate tried to regroup. Tate pulled back up behind Wangsness to make on last bid to regain the lead. As they raced into turn one on the final lap, contact between the two competitors resulted in Wangsness washing up the racing surface. Tate allowed Wangsness to collect his mount as they flew down the backstretch. Tate drove under Wangsness through turns three and four. They raced side by side on the exit of turn four as they drag race to the stripe was on. At the checkers, it was Tate by inches over Wangsness to claim the win. Ciano finished third with Bobby Selsing and Robert Hansberry Jr rounding out the top five.

Former many time track champion, Mark English of Edgerton claimed the season opening 20 lap International feature event. Seth Green took the early lead from the pole on lap one with Jason Uttech and Merek Pankow fighting for second behind him. An early caution on lap two led to Green and Pankow pacing he field back to the green flag. Green returned to the lead as racing resumed with English now up to battle Pankow for second. English moved past Pankow on lap seven as he set his sight on Green at the front. English drove under Green on lap nine, taking control of the point a lap later. English opened up a good lead while Neil Higgins moved up to battle Green for second. Higgins took the spot away on lap 14 with James Bell and Seth Reamer right behind him. Bell took second from Higgins on lap 17 brining Reamer along for third. Reamer tried to get by Bell in the closing laps, but couldn’t complete the pass. At the stripe, it was English for the win followed by Bell, Reamer, Higgins and Green.

Chester Williams of Waukesha scored the victory in the 25 lap Hobby Stock main event. Terry Ciano and Jim Wolf made up row one at the start. Ciano took control of the lead exiting turn two on the first lap. Phil Wuesthoff got by Wolf for second on lap four with Lucas Buckingham in tow for third. Dustin Ward got to third on lap six and quickly went to work on Wuesthoff for second. Ward took the spot away on lap nine and closed the gap on the leader, Ciano. On lap 11, Ward dove under Ciano entering turn three. Ward cleared for the lead a lap later down the back stretch. Ciano made contact with Ward’s rear bumper as they entered turn three on lap 12. The contact loosened Ward’s bumper as it began to drag on the racing surface. The new leader was shown the black flag for safety reasons, but the bumper came all the way off on lap 14 to force the caution. Ciano was handed the lead once again for the restart with Buckingham now second and Williams in third. Williams moved around Buckingham for second on the restart and quickly pulled up behind Ciano. Williams drove to the low side of Ciano, pulling even and grabbing control on lap 17. Williams drove away to claim the win with AJ Lloyd stealing the second spot from Ciano in the final laps. Buckingham and Cody Buchs completed the top five.

Chris Gottschalk of Fort Atkinson claimed the 20 lap Road Warrior feature event. Tim Ellis led early with Bill Reynolds up to second and Gottschalk in third. Gottschalk, Reynolds and Ellis raced three wide for the lead on lap five. Gottschalk cleared for the position on lap six with Reynolds moving into second. Kenny Storkson moved up to challenge Reynolds for second on lap nine. Storkson took the spot on lap 12 with Bill Sweeney in his tracks. Gottschalk remained in control to see the checkers first for the win. Storkson held off Sweeney for second with Reynolds and Bryan Gottschalk rounding out the top five.

Watertown’s DJ Hill hung on to pick up the win in the 20 lap Bandit feature. Tara Belz and Ryan Ostenson led the field to green with Belz in early command. Belz stayed out front through a caution on lap six with Hill on her heels in second. Hill moved out front on the restart while Belz dropped back to battle Ostenson for second. Jeremy Bredeson drove around the outside to pick up the second spot just before the second caution waved on lap 12. Hill and Bredeson led the field back to green as they battled for the top spot. Hill held the advantage while Bredeson continued to work the high side. Bredeson motored back up alongside Hill on the final lap. At the stripe, it was Hill by inches over Bredeson for the win. Ostenson came home in third followed by Tyler Deporter and Belz.

Next Saturday, May 14, is a full program of racing including the American Ethanol Super Truck Series and highlighted by the Rivers Edge Meat Market and Catering 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) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge  2) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  3) John Ovadal Jr, Watertown  4) Trent Erdman, Fort Atkinson  5) Brent Edmunds, Monticello  6) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills  7) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  8) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  9) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson  10) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills  11) Bruce Lee, Cambridge  12) Kody Hubred, Cambridge  13) Don Gaserude, Fort Atkinson  14) Tyler Peterson, Lake Geneva  15) Scott Patrick, Dousman  16) Casey Johnson, Edgerton  17) Bob Kahler, Caledonia (IL)  18) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson

Fast Qualifier- Jason Erickson  14.173 seconds

Last Chance- Casey Johnson, Kyle Smith, Bob Kahler, Scott Patrick

Heat Winners- 1) Bob Kahler  2) Stephen Scheel  3) John Ovadal Jr

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Jim Tate Jr, Doylestown  2) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson  3) Tony Ciano, Janesville  4) Bobby Selsing, Johnson Creek  5) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit  6) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  7) Jay Kalbus, Watertown  8) Tim Coley, Madison  9) Jason Thoma, Jefferson  10) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  11) Dan Schmidt, Watertown  12) Josh Madell, Mayville  13)  Tim Belz, Edgerton  14) Adam Bleskan, Menomonee Falls  15) Ed Jackson, Madison  16) Dan Silberhorn, Fond du Lac  17) Lucas Hernandez, Waunakee  18) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  19) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton

Fast Qualifier- Robert Hansberry Jr  14.833 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Tim Coley  2) Tony Ciano

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) Mark English, Edgerton  2) James Bell, Janesville  3) Seth Reamer, Beaver Dam  4) Neil Higgins, Watertown  5) Seth Green, Milton  6) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  7) Josh Marx, Dousman  8) Jason Uttech, Watertown  9) Jamie Kohn, Madison  10) Adam Schook, Whitewater  11) Noah Pankow, Jefferson  12) Keith Bell, Brodhead  13) Mike Lambert, Fort Atkinson

Fast Qualifier- Seth Reamer 15.936 seconds NEW TRACK RECORD

Heat Winners- 1) Seth Green  2) Mark English

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1)  Chester Williams, Waukesha  2) AJ Lloyd, Loves Park (IL)  3) Terry Ciano, Janesville  4) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater  5) Cody Buchs, Mazomanie  6) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  7) Chuck Egli, Stoughton  8) Jim Wolf, Watertown  9) Jared Vike, Sussex  10) Korey Bengsch, Fond du Lac  11) Rick Coppernoll, Stoughton  12) Brandon DeLacy, Stoughton  13) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson  14) Ricky Sanwick, Janesville  15) Jamie Tate, Doylestown  16) Jon Benninger, Windsor  17) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  18) Brandon Angileri, Beloit 

Fast Qualifier- Cody Buchs  15.839 seconds

Last Chance- Brandon DeLacy, Jon Benninger, Ricky Sanwick, Jamie Tate

Heat Winners- 1) Ricky Sanwick  2) Brandon Angileri  3) Dustin Ward

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  2) Kenny Storkson, Edgerton  3) Bill Sweeney, Aztalan  4) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  5) Bryan Gottschalk, Jefferson  6) Tim Ellis, Rockford (IL)  7) Anthony Accardi, Madison  8) David Pautsch Jr, Roscoe (IL)  9) Matthew Melchiori, Fort Atkinson

Fast Qualifier- Kenny Storkson  16.633 seconds

Heat Winner- Chris Gottschalk

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) DJ Hill, Watertown  2) Jeremy Bredeson, Deforest  3) Ryan Ostenson, Beloit  4) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  5) Tara Belz, Sun Prairie  6) Bill Kohn, Madison  7) Eric Pearson, Beloit  8) Chad Olds, Whitewater  9) Nick Schmidt, Watertown  10) Brody Chilvers, Milton

Fast Qualifier- Chad Olds  14.445 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Ryan Ostenson  2) Tyler Deporter

APRIL 16 - IMPACT SURVIVAL SERIES 300 LAP- GATES 12N, RACE 2 PM

APRIL 23 - PRACTICE AND INSPECTION DAY- GATES 11AM, TRACK OPENS AT 1 PM

APRIL 28 - FIRST THURSDAY NIGHT PRACTICE - TRACK OPENS AT 4 PM

APRIL 30 - SPRING OPENER GATES-2PM,TT 5PM, RACE 7PM

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

MAY 14 - FULL RACING PROGRAM PLUS ETHANOL SUPER TRUCKS ****BANDITS OFF**** RACE 7PM

MAY 21 - FULL RACING PROGRAM GATES-3PM,TT 5PM, RACE 7PM

MAY 28 - FULL RACING PROGRAM PLUS LEGENDS / BANDOLEROS ****HOBBY STOCKS OFF**** RACE 7PM

MAY 29 - TOURNAMENT OF DISTRUCTION ROUND 1 (SUNDAY) 7 PM JUNE 4 - FULL RACING PROGRAM GATES-3PM,TT 5PM, RACE 7PM

JUNE 11 - ETHANOL SUPER TRUCKS / MID-AMERICAN STOCK CARS / LEGENDS / BANDOLEROS ***************(ALL JEFFERSON CLASSES OFF)**************

JUNE 18 - FULL RACING PROGRAM GATES-3PM,TT 5PM, RACE 7PM

JUNE 25 - FULL RACING PROGRAM GATES-3PM,TT 5PM, RACE 7PM

JULY 2 - FULL RACING PROGRAM PLUS ETHANOL SUPER TRUCKS/FIREWORKS, RACE 7PM

JULY 3 - TOURNAMENT OF DISTRUCTION ROUND 2 (SUNDAY) 7 PM JULY 9 - FULL RACING PROGRAM PLUS LEGENDS / BANDOLEROS ****ROADWARRIORS OFF**** RACE 7PM

JULY 16 - FULL RACING PROGRAM 7PM

JULY 23 - FULL RACING PROGRAMRACE 7PM

JULY 30 - FULL RACING PROGRAM GATES-3PM,TT 5PM, RACE 7PM AUGUST 6 - TOURNAMENT OF DISTRUCTION ROUND 3 (SATURDAY) 7 PM * **************(ALL JEFFERSON CLASSES OFF)**************

AUGUST 13 - FULL RACING PROGRAM LM/SP/HS/RW/BT CLASSES PLUS ETHANOL SUPER TRUCKS/LEGENDS / BANDOLEROS, ****INTERNATIONAL CLASS OFF**** RACE 7PM

AUGUST 20 – BADERLAND CHALLENGE SERIES FINALE GATES-3PM,TT 5PM, RACE 7PM

AUGUST 27 - FULL RACING PROGRAM RACE 7PM

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

SEPTEMBER 4 - TOURNAMENT OF DISTRUCTION WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (SUNDAY) 7PM

SEPTEMBER 10 - SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS PLUS LEGENDS / BANDOLEROS GATES-3PM,TT 5PM, RACE 7PM

SEPTEMBER 15-16-17-18 36TH ANNUAL WISCONSIN STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS