2017 Jefferson Speedway Schedule

Casey Johnson Owns Wisconsin State Championships

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, September 16, 2017)                  Edgerton’s Casey Johnson seems to feel right at home each time he races at Jefferson Speedway. The three time Late Model champ and defending Wisconsin State Champion continued to show his strength at Wisconsin’s Action Track by capturing the 37th annual Wisconsin State Championship presented by American Ethanol. Two top three finishes in the twin 60 lap feature events led to Johnson adding more hardware to his ever-growing trophy case.

The first 60 lapper began with Alex Papini and Dylan Schuyler leading the field of 24 drivers to the green flag. After a caution on the opening lap for a multi car melee, Schuyler grabbed the early lead with Papini dropping back to second and Johnson in third. Johnson made quick work of Papini to take over the second position as he set his sights on Schuyler. Dale Nottestad followed Johnson into third as Johnson took a peek to the low side of Schuyler. Johnson drew even with Schuyler on lap nine, clearing for the lead a lap later and bringing Nottestad along for second. Nottestad immediately began to apply heavy pressure to the new leader. On lap 20, Nottestad got under Johnson on the exit of turn two. After a brief battle, Nottestad slipped into the lead. But Johnson used a crossover move to get back alongside Nottestad on lap 23. Johnson moved out front on lap 24, with Nottestad taking a turn using the crossover move. The pair of competitors swapped paint and the lead a couple times until Nottestad got loose in turns three and four. This allowed Johnson to pull away slightly while Nottestad hung on to second. Nottestad spent the remainder of the race trying to stick close to Johnson, but Johnson stayed strong on the point to grab the checkers for the win. Nottestad was second followed by Shaun Scheel, Jason Erickson and Brent Edmunds.

The second main event started with Jacob Nottestad and Schuyler battling for control. A caution on lap three slowed the pace with Schuyler out front and Nottestad right behind. As racing resumed, Nottestad got back alongside Schuyler, moving out front on lap 18. John Ovadal Jr followed into second on lap 21 and pulled up behind Nottestad. His efforts were slowed on lap 23 for the second caution of the race. Once racing got back underway, Ovadal made his move, diving under Nottestad as they raced into turn three. After a two lap battle, Ovadal slid out front while Nottestad fell back into a fight for second with Michael Grueneberg. Meanwhile, further back in the pack, Johnson was making his way toward the front. Johnson moved up to fourth on lap 33 with Dale Nottestad trying to follow him through. Johnson got past Jacob Nottestad for third on lap 43 with Dale Nottestad in his tracks for fourth. But it was all Ovadal out front as he cruised to the checkers to pick up the win. Grueneberg was second with Johnson, Dale Nottestad and Jacob Nottestad rounding out the top five. With combined finishes of first and third, Johnson was crowned the overall Late Model champion.

Beloit’s Robert Hansberry Jr capped off a very strong season by laying claim to the overall Sportsman Wisconsin State Championship. Andy Welter and Howie Ware led the field to green. Ware dropped off the pace on lap two, handing the lead to Welter with Hansberry quickly up to second. On lap four, Hansberry got alongside Welter, stealing the lead on lap six with Dave Trute following into second. Trute spent the remainder of the race trying to chase down Hansberry. But Hansberry held him at bay to see the checkers first and win feature number one. Trute settled for second followed by Mark Deporter, Randy Breunig and Jason Thoma.

The second 35 lapper began with Chris Jones taking the early lead and Terry Wangsness up to second. Wangsness drove to the high side of Jones, pulling even with him on lap ten. Wangsness stuck his nose out front right before the caution waved on lap 13. Wangsness led the pack back to green with Jones in second and Thoma lurking in third. On lap 17, Thoma got by Jones for second as the yellow waved once again. On the restart, Thoma charged under Wangsness. Hansberry pulled into third as Thoma cleared for the top spot on lap 21. Hansberry followed Thoma past Wangsness with Trute in tow for third. The top three lined up nose to tail as the laps ticked away. At the checkers, it was Thoma claiming the win with Hansberry in second. Trute finished third followed by Wangsness and Deporter. Hansberry’s first and second place finishes handed him the overall title.

Nick Cina Jr of Belvidere, IL, claimed the overall International title following post-race inspection. Neil Higgins led the first of the twin 20 lap features with Tom Berens up to second on lap two. Berens drove alongside Higgins on lap three, with Higgins reclaiming the lead a lap later. Scott Hoeft took a turn next to Higgins, pulling even with the leader on lap eight. Gary Stark joined the battle up front on lap 12, taking the lead just before the cation waved. Stark and Higgins led the field back to green with Stark moving back out front on the restart. Stark remained in control through one more caution period to cross the stripe first at the finish followed by George Sparkman, Higgins, Cina and Brandon Tackes.

Devon Dixon took the early lead in the second feature event with Brandon DeLacy up to second. After a caution on lap 12, Dixon and DeLacy battled for the lead with Stark and Mark English fighting for third behind them. Stark moved into third and drew up behind Dixon on lap 14. Contact between the duo forced both to check up, allowing DeLacy to move into the lead. Another caution slowed the action on lap 17. DeLacy and Dixon once again led the field back to green with DeLacy regaining control on the restart. Stark followed into second and continued forward next to DeLacy. The two leaders raced wheel to wheel on the final lap with Stark holding the advantage on the exit of turn four. At the stripe, it was Stark out front once again with DeLacy right behind. Following post-race inspection, Stark was forced to vacate his finishing positions. This mean Sparkman was credited with winning the first feature while DeLacy won the second. Nick Cina Jr was crowed the overall champion.

Jason Stark of Sparta wrapped up the overall championship in the Hobby Stock division after the twin 25 lap features. Dan Snyder and Kenny Storkson led the first feature to green as they battled side by side. A caution on lap four slowed the pace with Storkson holding the advantage. He led the field back to green with Snyder in second and Stark in third. On the restart, Stark got under Snyder for second with Bud Riedner trying to follow into third. After a second yellow on lap seven, Stark charged under Storkson as they raced off turn two. Stark cleared on the same circuit and immediately began to pull away. Stark streaked to the checkers to win the first feature Storkson, Riedner, AJ Lloyd and Chester Williams rounding out the top five.

Jon Benninger led early in feature number two with Chuck Egli and Jim Tate Jr battling for second. Tate cleared Egli and stayed in the high groove as he pulled even with Benninger on lap seven. Tate moved into sole possession of the lead on lap eight while AJ Lloyd tried to follow in his tracks. Lloyd got to second on lap ten with Stark in tow for third a lap later. After a caution on lap 13, Tate continued to show the way with Lloyd and Stark right behind. On lap 15, Stark drove to the outside of Lloyd, looking to steal away the runner up position. Stark completed the pass on lap 17 and looked to close in on Tate. Stark closed the gap in the final laps, but Tate stayed out front to see the checkers first. Stark crossed the line second followed by Lloyd, Riedner and Egli. Stark’s combined finishes netted him the overall title.

Fort Atkinson’s Chris Gottschalk dominated both Road Warrior 15 lap features to claim the overall championship. Merek Pankow led the first even early on with Bill Sweeney in second. Sweeney drove under Pankow on lap two as Gottschalk joined the leaders as well. On lap three, Gottschalk drove up the middle between Sweeney and Pankow, clearing for the lead. Gottschalk spent the remainder of the race stretching his lead while Sweeney tried to hang on to second. At the checkers, it was Gottschalk for the win followed by Sweeney, Bill Reynolds, AJ Accardi and Mark Dewey.

Rodger Stephenson led the second feature until Craig Henning slipped past on lap four. Bill Reynolds moved into second on lap nine with Gottschalk in his tracks for third. Gottschalk drove around the high side of Reynolds to claim second on lap 11. Gottschalk continued forward next to Henning, wrestling the lead away on lap 12. Gottschalk cruised to the checkers from there to get the win followed by Reynolds, Sweeney, Bryan Gottschalk and Henning.

The first of twin 20 lap Bandit features began with Chad Olds leading lap one. Bart Brockman followed up to second with Bobby Frisch in third. After a caution on lap 11, Olds continued to show the way with Nick Schmidt up to second and Frisch in tow. Another yellow on lap 13 slowed the pace. Olds and Schmidt led the field back to green with Schmidt now in command. Frisch followed into second. As they raced on the final lap, contact between Frisch and Schmidt slowed the leader. Frisch allowed Schmidt to correct and the duo raced off towards the checkers. Schmidt crossed under them first with Frisch close behind. Brockman was third followed by Olds and Cade Watters.

Tyler Deporter and Kenny Au led feature number two to green. Deporter fired into the lead with McKayla Adams up to second. After a caution on lap two, Deporter returned to the lead with Kenny Au up to second. A final caution on lap eight led to Deporter and Au leading the field back to green Deporter once again moved into control with Jeremy Bredeson sliding up to second. Deporter led the remainder of the laps to cross the stripe first for the win. Bredeson was second followed by Adams, Frisch and Brockman. With finishes of second and third, Frisch was crowed the overall Bandit champion.

Riley Stenjem of Cambridge owned both 20 lap Legends features to claim the overall title as well. Cole Grey and Hans Roeschli battled early for the lead with Roeschli grabbing the position onlap three. Stenjem motored up to second on lap five. Roeschli drifted high entering turn one on lap six allowing Stenjem to move up next to him. A caution on lap seven slowed the action with Stenjem and Roeschli leading the field back to green. Stenjem rocketed into the lead on the restart with Matt Berlin following into second. Stenjem raced through one final caution to cross the stripe first and get the win. Berlin finished second with Ethan Ross, Dilon Schwanbeck and Ryan Weyer rounding out the top five.

Dale Kiley-Schaefer led the second feature early until Frank Beutel motored by on lap three. Beutel and Matt Berlin led the field back to green after a caution on lap four. This time it was Berlin grabbing the lead with Beutel dropping back into a battle for second with Stenjem. Another caution on lap 14 set up a six lap shootout to the finish. Berlin and Stenjem led the pack back to green as they battle door to door. Stenjem moved out front on lap 17 and flew to the checkers from there to get the win. Ethan Ross got by Berlin late to finish second with Schwanbeck and Beutel completing the top five.

Max Price of Holt, MI, captured the 20 lap Bandolero feature event. Kaeden Wangsness and Michael Guderski led the field to green with Guderski taking the initial lead. Robbie Rucks powered into the lead on lap two with Emma Hunstiger up to second followed by Logan Taylor in third. Taylor drove around the outside of Hunstiger to claim second on lap five. After a caution, Rucks and Taylor paced the field back to green. Taylor eventually cleared for the top spot on lap nine. Price moved up to second on lap 14 as the leaders began to encounter heavy lapped traffic. After another caution on lap 15, Taylor returned to the lead with Price in second. A final caution waved on lap 17 when Taylor spun in turns three and four. This time, it was Price and Anna Malouf leading the field back to green. Price grabbed the lead on the restart and hung on to cross under the checkers first. Rucks came home second followed by Chase Wangsness, Guderski and Carli Lenz.

This ends the regular racing season at Wisconsin’s Action Track in 2017. Jefferson Speedway would like to thank all the fans, race teams and sponsors for a great season. Stay tuned to jeffersonspeedway.com for upcoming events.  

 

 

 

JEFFERSON SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY

Late Model-

Qualifying Results- 1) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson 14.140  2) Jacob Nottestad, Cambridge 14.238  3) Casey Johnson, Edgerton 14.254  4) Craig Phillips, Edgerton 14.326  5) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson 14.333  6) John Ovadal Jr, Watertown 14.339  7) Brent Edmunds, Monitcello 14.342  8) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge 14.348  9) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills 14.361  10) Brody Willett, Aubernet (IA) 14.397  11) Jason Schuler, Cambridge 14.408  12) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson 14.424  13) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills 14.432  14) Steve Dobbratz, Rio 14.445  15) Alex Papini, Machesney Park (IL) 14.485  16) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills 14.577  17) Max Kahler, Caledonia (IL) 14. 585  18) Ed Wolff III, Watertown 14. 588  19) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek 14. 592  20) Noel Ramge, Helenville 14. 595  21) Steven Sauer, Waterloo 14. 605  22) Joe Wendorf, Beaver Dam 14. 650  23) Kyle Taylor, Deerfield 14. 693  24) David Malisch, Madison 14. 711  25) Tyler Peterson, Lake Geneva 14. 822  26) Seth Green, Milton 14.868  27) Lincoln Keeser, Johnson Creek 14.923  28) Jody Krueger, Edgerton 14.924  29) Brian Van Epps, 14.952  30) Mike Taylor, Stoughton 14.996  31) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  32) Dan Heying,

Feature #1 Results- 1) Casey Johnson  2) Dale Nottestad  3) Shaun Scheel  4) Jason Erickson  5) Brent Edmunds  6) Luke Westenberg  7) Alex Papini  8) John Ovadal Jr  9) Stephen Scheel  10) Michael Grueneberg  11) Dylan Schuyler  12) Jacob Nottestad  13) Steve Dobbratz  14) Kyle Taylor  15) Brody Willett  16) Noel Ramge  17) Kyle Smith  18) Max Kahler  19) Jerry Echardt  20) Steven Sauer  21) Jason Schuler  22) Craig Phillips  23) Joe Wendorf  24) Ed Wolff III

Feature #2 Results- 1) John Ovadal Jr  2) Michael Grueneberg  3) Casey Johnson  4) Dale Nottestad  5) Jacob Nottestad  6) Shaun Scheel  7) Dylan Schuyler  8) Jason Erickson  9) Brent Edmunds  10) Stephen Scheel  11) Steve Dobbratz  12) Max Kahler  13) Luke Westenberg  14) Noel Ramge  15) Jerry Eckhardt  16) Craig Phillips  17) Ed Wolff III  18) Kyle Smith  19) Steven Sauer  20) Joe Wendorf  21) Kyle Taylor  22) Alex Papini  23) Jason Schuler

Overall Results- 1) Casey Johnson  2) Dale Nottestad  3) John Ovadal Jr  4) Shaun Scheel  5) Jason Erickson

Last Chance- Steven Sauer, Joe Wendorf, Ed Wolff III, Kyle Smith

Preview Feature Results- 1) Dale Nottestad  2) Stephen Scheel  3) Shaun Scheel  4) Brent Edmunds  5) John Ovadal Jr  6) Michael Grueneberg  7) Jason Erickson  8) Casey Johnson  9) Dylan Schuyler  10) Alex Papini  11) Brody Willett  12) Jason Schuler  13) Jacob Nottestad  14) Kyle Taylor  15) Craig Phillips  16) Noel Ramge  17) Luke Westenberg  18) Steve Dobbratz

Dash Winners- 1) Dylan Schuyler  2) Stephen Scheel

Qualifier Transfers- 1) Michael Grueneberg, Noel Ramge  2) Alex Papini, Kyle Taylor

Race of Champions Winner- Shaun Scheel

 

Sportsman-

Qualifying Results-1)  Dave Trute, New Lisbon 14.881 seconds  2) Jason Thoma, Jefferson 14.951  3) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit 14. 983  4) Andy Welter, Cedarburg 15.126  5) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson 15.140  6) Bryce Miller, Columbus 15.170  7) Jim Taylor, Stoughton 15.188  8) Chris Jones, Capron (IL)  9) Michael Giloman, Northfield (MN) 15.192  10) Howie Ware,  15.209  11) Randy Breunig, Columbus 15.209  12) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson 15.227  13) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown 15.232  14) Tim Coley, Madison 15.262  15) Jake Biever, Janesville 15.266  16) Johnny Robinson II, Beloit 15.292  17) Trevor Robinson, Beloit 15.347  18) Cody Houseweart, Machesney Park (IL) 15.354  19) Dustin Ward, Waterloo 15.386  20) Joe Shelby, Slinger 15.452  21) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton 15.464  22) Kyle Stark, Marshall 15.589

Feature #1 Results- 1) Robert Hansberry Jr  2) Dave Trute  3) Mark Deporter  4) Randy Breunig  5) Jason Thoma  6) Andy Welter  7) Chris Chenoweth  8) Terry Wangsness  9) Jim Taylor 10) Chris Jones  11) Kyle Stark  12) Joe Shelby  13) Cody Houseweart  14) Dustin Ward  15) Bryce Miller  16) Jake Biever  17) Trevor Robinson  18) Tim Coley  19) Boyd Eichelkraut  20) Howie Ware  21) Michael Giloman  22) Johnny Robinson II

Feature #2 Results- 1) Jason Thoma  2) Robert Hansberry Jr  3) Dave Trute  4) Terry Wangsness  5) Mark Deporter  6) Chris Jones  7) Chris Chenoweth  8) Randy Breunig  9) Kyle Stark  10) Dustin Ward  11) Joe Shelby  12) Trevor Robinson  13) Jake Biever  14) Bryce Miller  15) Johnny Robinson II  16) Tim Coley  17) Andy Welter  18) Jim Taylor  19) Cody Houseweart  20) Boyd Eichelkraut  21) Howie Ware  22) Michael Giloman 

Overall Results- 1) Robert Hansberry Jr  2) Dave Trute  3) Jason Thoma  4) Mark Deporter  5) Terry Wangsness

Preview Feature Results- 1) Chris Chenoweth  2) Randy Breunig  3) Terry Wangsness  4) Michael Giloman  5) Jason Thoma  6) Mark Deporter  7) Dave Trute  8) Robert Hansberry Jr  9) Howie Ware  10) Andy Welter  11) Tim Coley  12) Chris Jones  13) Bryce Miller  14) Kyle Stark  15) Jim Taylor  16) Cody Houseweart  17) Joe Shelby  18) Trevor Robinson

Qualifier Transfers- Kyle Stark, Trevor Robinson, Cody Houseweart, Joe Shelby

 

International-

Qualifying Results-1) George Sparkman, Loves Park (IL) 15.986  2) Gary Stark, Sun Prairie 16.027  3) Mark English, Edgerton 16.032  4) Aaron Rude, Cambridge 16.105  5) Tom Berens, Slinger 16.150  6) Nick Cina Jr, 16.160  7) Josh Marx, Dousman 16.173  8) Neil Higgins, Watertown 16.224  9) Devon Dixon, Janesville 16.241  10) Scott Hoeft, Watertown 16.254  11) Noah Pankow, Jefferson 16.292 12) Brandon Tackes, 16.296  13) Keith Bell, Brodhead 16.378  14) Nick Schmidt, Watertown 16.401  15) Ashley Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson 16.460  16) John Handeland, Belleville 16.467  17) Brandon DeLacy, Stoughton 16.492  18) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie 16.502  19) Jason Uttech, Watertown 16.515  20) David Russell, 16.525  21) Chris Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson 16.533  22) Desting Genore, 16.640  23) Chris Jackson, Jefferson 16.659  24) Josh Rusch, Fort Atkinson 16.708  25) Brandon Johnson,  16.711  26) Bob Peters, Janesville 17.076

Feature #1 Results- 1) George Sparkman  2) Neil Higgins  3) Nick Cina Jr  4) Brandon Tackes  5) Aaron Rude  6) Mark English  7) Noah Pankow  8) Brandon DeLacy  9) Josh Marx  10) Devon Dixon  11) James Bell  12) Nick Schmidt  13) Tom Berens  14) David Russell  15) Ashley Gottschalk  16) Destiny Genore  18) John Handeland  19) Joe Cross  20) Scott Hoeft  21) Brandon Johnson  22) Chris Jackson  23) Chris Gottschalk  24) Gary Stark

Feature #2 Results- 1) Brandon DeLacy  2) Mark English  3) James Bell  4) Nick Cina Jr  5) Josh Marx  6) Aaron Rude  7) Scott Hoeft  8) Brandon Tackes  9) Noah Pankow  10) George Sparkman  11) David Russell  12) Neil Higgins  13) Ashley Gottschalk  14) Nick Schmidt  15) Destiny Genore  16) John Handeland  17) Tom Berens  18) Joe Cross  19) Jason Uttech  20) Devon Dixon  21) Gary Stark

Overall Results- 1) Nick Cina Jr  2) Mark English  3) Brandon DeLacy  4) Aaron Rude  5) George Sparkman

Preview Feature Results- 1) Gary Stark  2) George Sparkman  3) Brandon Tackes  4) Noah Pankow  5) Josh Marx  6) Nick Schmidt  7) Tom Berens  8) Scott Hoeft  9) Neil Higgins  10) Jason Uttech  11) Keith Bell  12) Ashley Gottschalk  13) Destiny Genore  14) Devon Dixon  15) Mark English  16) Aaron Rude  17) Nick Cina Jr 

Qualifier Transfers- 1) John Handeland, Destiny Genore  2) Jason Uttech, Ashley Gottschalk

 

Hobby Stock-

Qualifying Results- 1) AJ Lloyd, Loves Park (IL) 15.563  2) Jim Tate Jr, Doylestown 15.633  3) Jason Stark, Sparta 15.680  4) Brandon Angileri, Beloit 15.681  5) Bud Riedner, Waunakee  6) Chester Williams, Waukesha 15.810  7) Kenny Storkson, Indianford 15.812  8) Dan Snyder, Madison 15.896  9) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam 15.922  10) Jim Robinson, Orfordville 15.971  11) Chuck Egli, Stoughton 16.055  12) Robby Robinson, Orfordville 16.064  13) Korey Bengsch, Fond du Lac 16.121  14) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater 16.193  15) Jon Benninger, Windsor 16.223  16) Jordan Egli, Stoughton 16.310  17) Josh Thiering, 16.330  18) Mike Storkson, Evansville 16.331  19) Jamie Tate, Doylestown 16.538  20) Jessica Breunig, Columbus 16.569  21) Eaan Carson, Fort Atkinson 16.633  22) Bill Schott, LaCrosse 16.947  23) Jasper Gronert, Jefferson 18.280

Feature #1 Results- 1) Jason Stark  2) Kenny Storkson  3) Bud Riedner  4) AJ Lloyd  5) Chester Williams  6) Jim Tate Jr  7) Phil Wuesthoff  8) Chuck Egli  9) Korey Bengsch  10) Lucas Buckingham  11) Mike Storkson  12) Jordan Egli  13) Jon Benninger  14) Josh Thiering  15) Jessica Breunig  16) Jim Robinson  17) Brandon Angileri  18) Jasper Gronert  19) Jamie Tate  20) Dennis Stitz  21) Dan Snyder

Feature #2 Results- 1) Jim Tate Jr  2) Jason Stark  3) AJ Lloyd  4) Bud Riedner  5) Chuck Egli  6) Phil Wuesthoff  7) Kenny Storkson  8) Dan Snyder  9) Lucas Buckingham 10) Jordan Egli  11) Korey Bengsch  12) Jamie Tate  13) Jasper Gronert  14) Jon Benninger  15) Brandon Angileri  16) Josh Thiering  17) Jessica Breunig  18) Chester Williams  19) Mike Storkson

Overall Results- 1) Jason Stark  2) AJ Lloyd  3) Jim Tate Jr  4) Bud Riedner  5) Kenny Storkson

Preview Feature Results- 1) Phil Wuesthoff  2) AJ Lloyd  3) Korey Bengsch  4) Chester Williams  5) Chuck Egli  6) Jason Stark  7) Brandon Angileri  8) Bud Riedner  9) Kenny Storkson  10) Dan Snyder  11) Lucas Buckingham  12) Mike Storkson  13) Robby Robinson  14) Jordan Egli  15) Jon Benninger  16) Jim Robinson  17) Eaan Carson 

Qualifier Transfers- Mike Storkson, Jordan Egli, Eaan Carson, Jon Benninger

 

Road Warrior-

Qualifying Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson 16.563  2) Bryan Gottschalk, Jefferson 16.692  3) Bill Reynolds, Watertown 16.763  4) Bill Sweeney, Lake Mills 16.819  5) Craig Henning, Helenville 16.927  6) Merek Pankow, Jefferson 17.183  7) Chester Williams, Waukesha 17.370  8) Rodger Stephenson, Cambridge 17.375  9) AJ Accardi, Madison 17.395  10) Jasper Gronert, Jefferson 17.435  11) Mark Dewey, Janesville 17.453  12) Richie Nelson, Stoughton 17.687  13) Miguel Baladez, Jefferson 18.743

Feature #1 Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk  2) Bill Sweeney  3) Bill Reynolds  4) AJ Accardi  5) Mark Dewey  6) Craig Henning  7) Rodger Stephenson  8) Jasper Gronert  9) Richie Nelson  10) Miguel Baladez  11) Leroy Gronert  12) Bryan Gottschalk  13) Merek Pankow  14) Chester Williams

Feature #2 Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk  2) Bill Reynolds  3) Bill Sweeney  4) Bryan Gottschalk  5) Craig Henning  6) Rodger Stephenson  7) Mark Dewey  8) Jasper Gronert  9) AJ Accardi  10) Chester Williams  11) Richie Nelson  12) Miguel Baladez  13) Leroy Gronert

Overall Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk  2) Bill Reynolds  3) Bill Sweeney  4) Craig Henning  5) Mark Dewey

Preview Feature Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk  2) Craig Henning  3) Bill Reynolds  4) Bryan Gottschalk  5) Bill Sweeney  6) Mark Dewey  7) Rodger Stephenson  8) AJ Accardi  9) Merek Pankow  10) Richie Nelson  11) Jasper Gronert  12) Chester Williams  13) Miguel Baladez

 

Bandit-

Qualifying Results- 1) Nick Schmidt, Watertown 14.103  2) Lyle Phillips, Edgerton 14.322  3) Bart Brockman, Rockford (IL) 14.331  4) Chad Olds, Whitewater 14.367  5) Brody Chilvers, Milton 14.368  6) Jeremy Bredeson, Deforest 14.382  7) James Junget, Poynette 14.505  8) Cade Watters, Sun Prairie 14.512  9) CJ Hemiller, Watertown 14.555  10) McKayla Adams, Sun Prairie 14.563  11) Duane Lounsbury, 14.605  12) Josh Lenz, Lake Mills 14.683  13) Tom Eslinger Jr, West Bend 14.712  14) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson 14.723  15) Bobby Frisch, Rockford (IL) 14.824  16) Kenny Au, Watertown 14.879  17) Tyler Edmundson, Jefferson 14.990  18) Derek Dixon, Janesville 14.999  19) Al Strobel III, 15.078  20) Jim Hill, Watertown 15.159  21) Brian Stanczyk, 15.370  22) Parker Gawlick, West Bend 15.410  23) Marty Tackes, 15.458

Feature #1 Results- 1) Nick Schmidt  2) Bobby Frisch  3) Bart Brockman  4) Chad Olds  5) Cade Watters  6) Jeremy Bredeson 7) Tyler Edmundson  8) James Junget  9) Jim Hill  10) Brody Chilvers  11) Tom Eslinger Jr  12) McKayla Adams  13) Kenny Au  14) Tyler Deporter  15) Brian Stanczyk  16) Derek Dixon  17) Al Strobel  18) Parker Gawlick  19) CJ Hemiller  20) Josh Lenz  21) Marty Tackes  22) Duane Lounsbury  23) Lyle Phillips 

Feature #2 Results- 1) Tyler Deporter  2) Jeremy Bredeson  3) McKayla Adams  4) Bobby Frisch  5) Bart Brockman  6) Brody Chilvers  7) Chad Olds  8) Nick Schmidt  9) James Junget  10) Jim Hill  11) Tom Eslinger Jr  12) Al Strobel  13) Cade Watters  14) CJ Hemiller  15) Brian Stanczyk  16) Josh Lenz  17) Kenny Au  18) Tyler Edmundson  19) Derek Dixon  20) Lyle Phillips  21) Parker Gawlick  22) Marty Tackes

Overall Results- 1) Bobby Frisch  2) Jeremy Bredeson  3) Bart Brockman  4) Nick Schmidt  5) Chad Olds

Preview Feature Results- 1) Josh Lenz  2) Duane Lounsbury  3) McKayla Adams  4) Jeremy Bredeson  5) CJ Hemiller  6) Lyle Phillips  7) Bobby Frisch  8) Cade Watters   9) Bart Brockman  10) Nick Schmidt  11) Chad Olds  12) Tyler Deporter  13) James Junget  14) Tyler Edmundson  15) Kenny Au  16) Brody Chilvers  17) Tom Eslinger Jr  18) Marty Tackes

Qualifier Transfers- Bobby Frisch, Tyler Edmundson, Kenny Au, Marty Tackes

 

Legends-

Qualifying Results- 1) Riley Stenjem, Cambridge 15.614  2) Ethan Ross,  15.846  3) Dilon Schwanbeck, Poynette  15.929  4) Frank Beutel, Calendonia 15.951  5) Matt Berlin, Mequon  15.957  6) Ryan Weyer, Hubertus 16.021  7) Dale Kiley-Schaefer, West Bend 16.218  8) Hans Roeschli, 16.219  9) Derek Mueller, Verona 16.330  10) Cole Grey, Endeavor 16.464  11) Shelby Berlin, 16.491  12) Lucas Stevenson, Janesville 17.108  13) Michael Hoffmann II, Darien 17.236  14) Michael Hoffman, Darien 18.434

Feature #1 Results- 1) Riley Stenjem  2) Matt Berlin  3) Ethan Ross  4) Dilon Schwanbeck  5) Ryan Weyer  6) Hans Roeschli  7) Frank Beutel  8) Cole Grey  9) Dale Kiley-Schaefer  10) Shelby Berlin  11) Derek Mueller 12) Lucas Stevenson  13) Michael Hoffman II  14) Michael Hoffman

Feature #2 Results- 1) Riley Stenjem  2) Ethan Ross  3) Matt Berlin  4) Dilon Schwanbeck  5) Frank Beutel  6) Ryan Weyer  7) Hans Roeschli  8) Shelby Berlin  9) Cole Grey  10) Dale Kiley-Schaefer  11) Lucas Stevenson  12) Derek Mueller  13) Michael Hoffman  14) Michael Hoffman II

Overall Results- 1) Riley Stenjem  2) Ethan Ross  3) Matt Berlin  4) Dilon Schwanbeck  5) Ryan Weyer

 

Bandolero-

Qualifying Results- 1) Alex Hartwig, Portage 14.447  2) Karter Stark, Marshall 14.521  3) Logan Taylor, Watertown  4) Anna Malouf, Rhinelander  5) Max Price, Holt (MI) 14.870  6) Emma Hunstiger, Helenville 15.215  7) Chase Wangsness, Jefferson 15.224  8) Robbie Rucks, Deerfield 15.323  9) Keegan Kehoe, Fort Atkinson 15.563  10) Kaeden Wangsness, Jefferson 15.878  11) Michael Guderski, Markesan 16.038  12) Carli Lenz, Lake Mills 16.465  13) Mason Wilcott, Watertown 19.252

Friday Feature Results- 1) Karter Stark  2) Alex Hartwig  3) Chase Wangsness  4) Anna Malouf  5) Logan Taylor  6) Max Price  7) Emma Hunstiger  8) Keegan Kehoe  9) Robbie Ruck  10) Michael Guderski  11) Kaeden Wangsness  12) Carli Lenz  13) Mason Wilcott

Saturday Feature Results- 1) Max Price  2) Robbie Rucks  3) Chase Wangsness  4) Michael Guderski  5) Carli Lenz  6) Mason Wilcott  7) Logan Taylor  8) Anna Malouf 9) Karter Stark  10) Kaeden Wangsness  11) Emma Hunstiger  12) Keegan Kehoe

Photo By: Mark Melchiori

Champions Crowned at Jefferson Speedway

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, September 9, 2017)                    Cambridge driver, Dale Nottestad, entered the Griffin Ford Mercury Season Championship Night with a mere one point lead over Lake Mills pilot Shaun Scheel in the Late Model standings. The pair of drivers spent the entire 2017 season battling one another both on the track and in the standings. Scheel owned the top position early in the season, giving way to Nottestad around the halfway point. But it all came down to one night to decide who would stand tall atop the mountain. While that battle took place, it was John Ovadal Jr of Watertown who would finally overcome his recent struggles to put his ride in victory lane as the winner of the 60 lap main event.

Jerry Eckhardt and Kyle Smith paced the field of 20 of the area’s best racers to the green flag with Smith taking the early lead. Cody Erdmann followed into second with Stephen Scheel quickly up to third. Scheel drove to the high side of Erdmann to gain the second spot on lap five. Meanwhile. Dale Nottestad and Shaun Scheel was both mired deep in the field as they fought both the traffic and each other for position on the track. Stephen Scheel made his move on the leader, Smith, on lap 13. Getting under Smith as they raced into turn one, Scheel inched his machine out front, clearing for the top spot on lap 15. Ovadal entered the top five a lap earlier and began to make his way toward the front. On lap 21, Ovadal got past Erdmann for third. Further back in the pack, the two point leaders raced each other very hard, trading paint as each driver looked to gain the advantage over the other. A caution on lap 25 slowed the action when Kody Hubred’s motor expired in turn one. As racing resumed, Ovadal made his way around Smith for second. But another yellow flag on lap 30 closed the field back up at the halfway point of the race. Once the green returned, Ovadal went to work on Scheel for the lead. Ovadal muscled his way under Stephen Scheel on lap 31, sliding his ride into the lead on lap 33. Scheel came back hard at the new leader, getting under Ovadal on lap 34 after some contact. The duo raced wheel to wheel for five laps until Ovadal returned to the point. Back in the field, Shaun Scheel held the advantage over Dale Nottestad as they raced for tenth and eleventh. On lap 44, Nottestad got run on the low side of Scheel as they raced into turn one. After trading some more paint, Nottestad slipped by Scheel. The move put him ahead of Scheel both on the track and in the point standings. All Nottestad had to do at this point was remain ahead of Scheel on the track, and the championship would his. Out front, Ovadal continued to stretch his lead over the field as the laps ticked away. Nottestad began to pick off positions inside the top ten with Scheel trying to stick close. At the checkers, it was Ovadal for the convincing win. Stephen Scheel hung on for second with Jacob Nottestad, Michael Grueneberg and Jason Erickson rounding out the top five.

A sixth place finish for Dale Nottestad, combined with an eighth place for Shaun Scheel, handed Nottestad the 2017 Late Model crown. Nottestad noted, “With such a slim margin between Shaun and I, it was whoever could finish ahead of the other. So I wanted to stay out of trouble and finish ahead of him.” The title is Nottestad’s fourth in the last five years. It also ties him with Jason Erickson for the most Late Model championships in track history. “It means a lot to get the fourth for [late team owner] Sonny and to tie Jason, who has been a friend of mine for a long time,” stated Nottestad. “We weren’t sure what the plans were for next year, but now I’m thinking we have to come back and go for that fifth title!”

Fort Atkinson’s Mark Deporter continued his recent winning ways by claiming the 35 lap Sportsman feature event. Ed Jackson led early from the front row with Jake Biever up to second on lap two. Biever took to the high side of Jackson on la four, drawing even as they fought for the lead. Biever cleared a lap later while Jason Thoma powered towards the front of the pack. On lap six, Deporter, Thoma and Dustin Ward raced three wide for third with Deporter and Thoma emerging side by side. The pair of drivers continued forward under Jackson as they know battled for the second spot. On lap ten, Thoma gained the position and quickly began to challenge Biever for the top spot. Thoma drew even with Biever on lap 14, clearing for the lead down the back stretch. Deporter followed into second as the top two tried to break away from the rest of the field. On lap 24, Thoma’s machine caught fire, forcing him to dive off the racing surface and bringing out the yellow flag. Thoma was unable to continue as Deporter now led the field back to green. Another caution waved when Robert Hansberry Jr and Tony Ciano tangled as they raced for second. Terry Wangsness now drew in behind Deporter for the final five laps. But Deporter held him off to see the checkers first and claim the win. Wangsness was second followed by Chris Chenoweth, Biever and Ward. Beloit’s Robert Hansberry Jr was crowned the 2017 Sportsman track champion.

Fort Atkinson’s Ashley Gottschalk was the winner of the 25 lap International feature event. Adam Schook took the initial lead on lap one with Gottschalk up to second. A caution on lap two slowed the pack with Schook and Gottschalk leading the field back to green. Schook held the advantage as Gottschalk tried to battle back on the outside. She did just that, stealing the top spot on lap five while Gary Stark moved into third. Stark got by Schook for second on lap seven and pulling up next to Gottschalk a lap later. By lap nine, Stark was out front and pulling away while Gottschalk tried to fend off Nick Schmidt for second. Stark crossed under the checkers first, but following post-race inspection, he was forced to vacate his finishing position. Gottschalk was proclaimed the winner with Schmidt, Josh Marx, Noah Pankow and Jamie Kohn completing the top five. Watertown’s Neil Higgins was crowned the 2017 International track champion.

Kenny Storkson of Indianford hung on to claim the 30 lap Hobby Stock feature event. Jordan Egli led lap one from the pole with Chuck Egli up to second on lap two. After an early caution on lap three. Jordan Egli continued to lead while Storkson drove up to second on lap five. Another caution slowed the pace on lap seven. As racing resumed, Storkson dove under Egli looking to lead. Storkson moved into control of the top spot on lap 12 with Dan Snyder following in his tracks for second. While Storkson continued to lead, Bud Riedner and Jim Tate Jr were making their way towards the front as well. The third and final caution waved on lap 19, closing up the field for the restart with Storkson out front followed by Snyder, Riedner and Tate. On lap 23, Riedner got under Snyder for second while Tate watched closely from fourth. On lap 25, Tate decided he couldn’t wait for an opening, so he dove to the bottom of turn three, making it a three-way battle for second. Tate cleared for the position and began to to close in on the leader with five laps to go. Tate inched closer each lap while Storkson tried to stay out front. At the checkers, Storkson held the lead with Tate finishing a close second. Riedner came home in third followed by Snyder and Egli. AJ Lloyd of Loves Park, IL, was crowned the 2017 Hobby Stock track champion.

Fort Atkinson’s Chris Gottschalk capped off his 2017 Road Warrior track championship by capturing the 25 lap feature event as well. After a caution on the opening lap. Chester Williams took the lead with AJ Accardi working the high side in second. Accardi pulled up next to Williams on lap three, clearing for the lead a lap later. Gottschalk joined Accardi at the front on lap five, using a crossover move to draw even with the leader. Gottschalk moved out front alone on lap six and immediately began to pull away. Gottschalk cruised to the checkers from there to claim the win followed by Bill Reynolds, Craig Henning, Bryan Gottschalk and Accardi.

Watertown’s Nick Schmidt picked up the win in the 25 lap Bandit feature event. Tyler Edmundson led lap one with Bart Brockman up to second. Edmundson and Brockman led the field back to green after an early caution on lap three. Brockman moved out front on the restart, leading until the second yellow flag of the race waved on lap nine. As racing resumed, Brockman returned to the lead with Jeremy Bredeson up to second followed by Schmidt in third. On lap 12, Schmidt took to the high side of the speedway, drawing even with Bredeson. Schmidt continued forward next to Brockman, looking to lead on lap 13. After a brief battle, Schmidt cleared for the top spot on lap 15 with Bredeson following into second. But Schmidt ran the final laps unchallenged to score the win followed by Bredeson, Chad Olds, Tyler Deporter and Brockman. Chad Olds was crowned the 2017 Bandit track champion.

Utica’s Riley Stenjem captured the 25 lap Legends feature event. Stenjem rocketed into the lead as racing got underway. Frank Beutel raced up to second with Aaron Moyer quickly up to third behind him. Moyer slipped by Beutel for second on lap six as he looked to cut into Stenjem’s already large lead. A caution on lap seven closed the gap between Stenjem and Moyer on the restart. Moyer gained the advantage as racing resumed, but Stenjem wasn’t ready to give up. Stenjem slipped back under Moyer on lap ten, stealing the point back for himself. But Moyer spun entering turn three on lap 13, forcing the second caution period of the race. Stenjem and Matt Berlin led the field back to green with Stenjem reclaiming the point on the restart. Moyer tried to rip back through the field to get another shot at the top spot. Moyer got all the way back to second by lap 23, but it was Stenjem crossing under the checkers first to score the win. Moyer settled for second followed by Berlin, Ethan Ross and Ryan Weyer. Moyer was crowned the 2017 Legends track champion

Wausau’s Kolton Guralski capped his 2017 Bandolero championship by claiming the 20 lap feature event as well. Keegan Kehoe stole the early lead from Kaeden Wangsness on lap two with Chase Wangsness following up to second. Chase got past Kehoe before the caution waved on lap seven for a spinning Alex Hartwig. Chase Wangsness and Guralski paced the field back to green with Wangsness gaining the advantage while Karter Stark battled Guralski for second. Contact sent both Stark and Guralski spinning on lap nine to force another caution. Both were relegated to the rear on the restart as Wangsness continued to show the way. Guralski and Stark sliced their way back through the field, finding themselves in second and third. With five laps to go, the leaders found themselves in very heavy lapped traffic with Guralski searching for a way around Wangsness. A final caution on lap 18 set up a green-white-checkered finish with Wangsness and Guralski leading the pack back to green. As racing resumed, Wangsness inched out front. Guralski dropped back to second as they raced towards turn three. Guralski dove to the bottom and powered up next to Wangsness. Guralski cleared for the lead on the final circuit, coming home with the win. Wangsness settled for second followed by Anna Malouf, Jevin Guralski and Stark.

Next Friday and Saturday, September 15-16, is the 37th annual Wisconsin State Championships presented by American Ethanol. The two day event kicks off with time trials on Friday at 5pm and racing at 7:30. All the information can be found at jeffersonspeedway.com. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18.

 

JEFFERSON SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY

 

Late Model-

Feature Results- 1) John Ovadal Jr, Watertown  2) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills  3) Jacob Nottestad, Utica  4) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  5) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson  6) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge  7) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  8) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  9) Noel Ramge, Helenville  10) Cody Erdmann, Horicon  11) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek  12) Brent Edmunds, Monticello  13) Steve Dobbratz, Rio  14) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  15) Craig Phillips, Edgerton  16) Don Gaserude, Fort Atkinson  17) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills  18) Ed Wolff III, Watertown  19) Steven Sauer, Waterloo  20) Kody Hubred, Cambridge

Fast Qualifier- Jason Erickson—14.174 seconds

Last Chance- Ed Wolff III, Brent Edmunds, Steven Sauer, Craig Phillips

Consi- Brody Willett, Josh Bilicki

Heat Winners- 1) Lincoln Keeser  2) Greg Bowers  3) Cody Erdmann 4) Dylan Schuyler

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  2) Terry Wangness, Jefferson  3) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  4) Jake Biever, Janesville  5) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  6) Kyle Stark, Marshall  7) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  8) Tony Ciano, Janesville  9) Jason Kubicz, Whitewater  10) Ed Jackson, Madison  11) Dan Silberhorn Fond du Lac  12) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton  13) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit  14) Jason Thoma, Jefferson  15) Tim Coley, Madison  16) Michael Heimann, Waunakee

Fast Qualifier- Robert Hansberry Jr—14.848 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Mark Deporter  2) Jim Taylor

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) Ashley Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  2) Nick Schmidt, Watertown  3) Josh Marx, Dousman  4) Noah Pankow, Jefferson  5) Jamie Kohn, Madison  6) Adam Schook, Palmyra  7) Mark English, Edgerton  8) Neil Higgins, Watertown  9) Steve Zoromski, Slinger  10) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  11) Keith Bell, Brodhead  12) Chris Jackson, Jefferson  13) Bob Peters,   14) Josh Rusch, Fort Atkinson  15) Jason Uttech, Watertown  16) Todd Buckley, Slinger  17) Gary Stark, Sun Prairie

Fast Qualifier- Josh Marx—16.029 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Jason Uttech  2) Mark English

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) Kenny Storkson, Indianford  2) Jim Tate Jr, Doylestown  3) Bud Riedner, Waunakee  4) Dan Snyder, Madison  5) Jordan Egli, Columbus  6) Jared Vike, Sussex  7) Jim Robinson, Orfordville  8) Brandon Angileri, Beloit  9) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  10) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater  11) Chester Williams, Waukesha  12) Robby Robinson, Beloit  13) Jon Benninger, Windsor  14) AJ Lloyd, Loves Park (IL)  15) Chuck Egli, Stougton  16) Jamie Tate, Doylestown  17) Rodger Stephenson, Cambridge  18) Gary Paulick, Union Grove

Fast Qualifier- Jim Tate Jr—15.551 seconds NEW TRACK RECORD

Last Chance- Robby Robinson, Gary Paulick, Jamie Tate, Rodger Stephenson

Heat Winners- 1) Jon Benninger  2) Bud Riedner  3) Jared Vike

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  2) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  3) Craig Henning, Helenville  4) Bryan Gottschalk, Jefferson  5) AJ Accardi, Madison  6) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  7) Rodger Stephenson, Cambridge  8) Mark Dewey, Janesville  9) Leroy Gronert, Jefferson  10) Matt Weber, Whitewater  11) Miguel Baladez, Jefferson  12) Bill Sweeney, Lake Mills  13) Chester Williams, Waukesha  14) Richie Nelson, Stoughton

Fast Qualifier- Chris Gottschalk—16.542 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Chester Williams  2) Chris Gottschalk

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Nick Schmidt, Watertown  2) Jeremy Bredeson, Deforest  3) Chad Olds, Whitewater  4) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  5) Bart Brockman, Rockford (IL)  6) Cade Watters, Sun Prairie  7) Tyler Edmundson, Janesville  8) Josh Lenz, Lake Mills  9) CJ Hemiller, Jefferson  10) Bill Kohn, Madison  11) Kenny Au, Watertown  12) Brett Carson, Fort Atkinson  13) DJ Hill, Watertown  14) Lyle Phillips, Edgerton

Fast Qualifier- Chad Olds—14.204 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Tyler Edmundson  2) Bill Kohn

 

Legends-

Feature Results- 1) Riley Stenjem, Utica  2) Aaron Moyer, West Bend  3) Matt Berlin, Mequon  4) Ethan Ross,  5) Ryan Weyer, Hubertus  6) Shelby Berlin, Mequon  7) Derek Mueller, Verona  8) Mark Ritger, Elkhart Lake  9) Noah Eisenhower, Freeport (IL)  10) Dale Kiley-Schaefer, West Bend  11) Lucas Stevenson, Janesville  12) Frank Beutel, Caledonia  13) Michael Hoffman, Darien  14) Dilon Schwanbeck, Poynette  15) Cole Grey, Endeavor

Fast Qualifier- Riley Stenjem—15.618 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Cole Grey  2) Aaron Moyer

 

Bandolero-

Feature Results- 1) Kolton Guralski, Waupun  2) Chase Wangsness, Jefferson  3) Anna Malouf, Rhinelander  4) Jevin Guralski, Waupun  5) Karter Stark, Marshall  6) Emma Hunstiger, Helenville  7) Kaeden Wangsness, Jefferson  8) Robbie Rucks, Deefield  9) Alex Hartwig, Portage  10) Keegan Kehoe, Fort Atkinson  11) Carli Lenz, Lake Mills  12) Michael Guderski, Markesan  13) Logan Taylor, Watertown  14) Keagan Benz, Wausau  15) Mason Wilcott, Watertown 

Fast Qualifier- Kolton Guralski—13.830 seconds NEW TRACK RECORD

Heat Winners- 1) Keegan Kehoe  2) Karter Stark

Photo By: Mark Melchiori

Championship Battle Tightens While Hubred Wins

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, September 2, 2017)                    As the 2017 racing season winds to a close, the battle to crown a Late Model champion has taken center stage at Wisconsin Action Track. Defending champion, Dale Nottestad, entered the night with a slim 13 point margin over Shaun Scheel of Lake Mills. That lead shrunk following the Serenity Concepts 50 lap main event, which was captured by Kody Hubred of Cambridge. Hubred’s victory marks his second such accomplishment of the season.

Kyle Smith and Cody Erdmann paced the pack to green with Erdmann grabbing early control of the top spot. Dylan Schuyler followed up to second with Jacob Nottestad in his tracks for third. On lap five, Schuyler made his move on the leader, Erdmann, dropping to the low side and pulling up next to him. Two laps later, Schuyler was out front with Erdmann falling back into a fight for second with Nottestad. Nottestad got by Erdmann and quickly moved up to challenge Schuyler for the lead on lap nine. But a lap later, Schuyler fell off the pace, handing the point to Nottestad. Fluid on the racing surface forced the yellow flag to appear for the sole caution of the race. Jacob Nottestad led the field back to green in front of Erdmann in second and Hubred now up to third. As racing resumed, Hubred quickly slipped by Erdmann for second and set his sights on Nottestad. Shaun Scheel followed Hubred past Erdmann to claim third on lap 14 as Hubred began to peek under Nottestad at the front. On lap 17, Hubred drew even with Nottestad as they raced down the backstretch. By lap 19, Hubred was out front and beginning to stretch his advantage as the top four drivers lined up single file. Meanwhile, Dale Nottestad was making his way through traffic and into the top five by lap 27. A few laps later, Shaun Scheel made his way up to second while Dale Nottestad continued forward to fourth. Hubred continued to enjoy a comfortable lead as Nottestad moved into third behind Scheel. Nottestad closed in to challenge Scheel for second in the final laps, but Scheel managed to keep him at bay. As they crossed to stripe the final time, it was Hubred with the convincing win followed by Scheel, Dale Nottestad, Jacob Nottestad and Erdmann. Heading into the final points night of the season next week, Dale Nottestad owns a single point advantage over Shaun Scheel in the chase to the championship.

The finale of the 2017 Sportsman Challenge saw Beloit’s Robert Hansberry Jr take the title while Josh Madell and Mark Deporter each captured a feature win in the twin 25 lap events. The first feature got underway with Ed Jackson and Dan Silberhorn battling for control. The see saw battle was eventually won by Silberhorn with Bryce Miller up to second. Jackson spun on lap seven to force a caution. On the restart, Miller got loose allowing Jim Taylor to fire past into second and slide up next to Silberhorn as he looked to lead. Taylor cleared for the top spot on lap nine with Madell in tow for second. Madell began to work the low side of Taylor on lap 15. Each time through turns three and four, Madell would get a good run under Taylor. But Taylor managed to keep Madell behind him as they raced into turn one. But Madell got inside Taylor on lap 17, stealing the lead away a lap later as Taylor fell back to second. Madell drove off to grab the feature win while Jason Thoma got past Taylor to finish second. Chris Chenoweth was fourth with Hansberry in fifth.

The second feature began Rick Coppernoll taking the initial lead and Mark Deporter quickly up to second. On lap three, Deporter got under Coppernoll, moving into the lead a lap later. Deporter immediately began to pull away. Meanwhile, Chenoweth as making his way toward the front with Thoma and Hansberry following through traffic. Chenoweth moved up to second on lap 11 with Thoma and Hansberry in tow. A caution on lap 13 closed the leaders back in at the halfway point of the race. Deporter continued to show the way at the front with Chenoweth sticking close by in second and Thoma battling Hansberry for third. A final caution on lap 22 set up a three lap shootout to the finish. But Deporter remained in control to see the checkers first for the win. Chenoweth was second followed by Hansberry, Thoma and Tim Coley.

Dousman’s Josh Marx picked up the win in the 20 lap International feature event. Adam Schook led early from the front row with Ashley Gottschalk up to second. Gottschalk began to challenge Schook for the lead until a caution on lap three slowed her efforts. As racing resumed, Schook returned to the top spot with Gottschalk trying to fight back on the outside. On lap six, Gottschalk got back alongside Schook and made the pass for the lead. Jamie Kohn got by Schook as well for second with Marx in tow for third. Marx quickly went to work on Kohn, stealing the runner up position on lap 12. One lap later, a caution slowed the pace putting Gottschalk and Marx out front for the restart. As the green flag flew again, Marx got loose allowing Gottschalk to gain the advantage. But Marx fought back on the high side, drawing even with Gottschalk on lap 14. Marx continued to inch his machine ahead of Gottschalk, clearing for the lead with five laps to go. Marx cruised to the checkers from there to pick up the win. Kohn finished second with Jason Uttech, Noah Pankow and Rick Schaefer rounding out the top five.

AJ Lloyd of Loves Park, IL, captured the 25 lap Hobby Stock feature after an impressive charge to the front. Jon Benninger and Chuck Egli brought the field to green as they battled door to door for control. By lap five, nothing was settled at the front as the pack raced two by two around the track. On lap six, Lloyd took to the third groove as he began to charge toward the front. With Egli now owning the lead, Lloyd entered the top five behind Lucas Buckingham. After a caution on lap 14, Lloyd and Buckingham drove around Benninger to move into a battle for second. Lloyd claimed the spot on lap 16 as he pulled up behind Egli. With seven laps to go, Lloyd dove under Egli, taking over the point. Phil Wuesthoff followed into second on lap 21, but Lloyd was already well on his way to the checkers for the win. Wuesthoff was second followed by Jim Tate Jr, Jared Vike and Egli.

A wild ending to the 20 lap Road Warrior feature ended with Jefferson’s Bryan Gottschalk in victory lane with the win. Rodger Stephenson led early with Bill Reynolds up to second ahead of Bill Sweeney. After a caution on lap six. Reynolds moved past Stephenson into the lead with Sweeney following into second. Chris Gottschalk and Craig Henning joined the leaders on lap eight. Gottschalk drove to the high side of Sweeney, taking second and setting his sights on Reynolds. Gottschalk stayed in the outside groove, drawing even with Reynolds on lap 14. But contact between the two cars resulted in a flat tire for Gottschalk as he slowed to a stop to force the second yellow. Sweeney and Henning restarted on the front row as they battled for possession of the top spot. The laps ticked away with neither driver wrestling the lead away for himself. As they raced down the backstretch on the final lap, contact sent Sweeney into the turn three wall. The caution was thrown as the result, handing the lead over to Bryan Gottschalk who was awarded the win. Merek Pankow finished second with Mark Dewey, Reynolds and Stephenson rounding out the top five.

Chad Olds of Whitewater was awarded the win after the 20 lap Bandit feature event. Lyle Phillips charged up to battle Tyler Edmundson for the lead on lap one. Phillips cleared Edmundson on lap two and quickly began to pull away. Cade Watters moved up to second as they leaders raced single file. A caution on lap 11 bunched the field back up with Phillips and Watters on the front row. Phillips returned to the lead on the restart as Watters began to fall off the pace. Olds made his way up to second and spent the remainder of the race trying to close the gap on Phillips. But Phillips crossed the stripe first to end the race. Following post-race inspection, Phillips was forced to vacate his finishing position. Olds was awarded the win with CJ Hemiller, Jeremy Bredeson, Tyler Deporter and DJ Hill completing the top five.

Next Saturday, September 9, is Season Championship Night presented by Griffin Ford of Fort Atkinson. Eight division of racing will hit the track with champions being crowned in all divisions. Time trials begin at 5pm with racing at 7pm. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18. Please visit jeffersonspeedway.com for more information.

 

 

JEFFERSON SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY

Note: Qualifying was rained out

 

Late Model-

Feature Results- 1) Kody Hubred, Cambridge  2) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  3) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge  4) Jacob Nottestad, Utica  5) Cody Erdmann, Horicon  6) Noel Ramge, Helenville  7) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  8) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  9) Craig Phillips, Edgerton  10) Don Gaserude, Fort Atkinson  11) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills  12) Scott Patrick, Dousman  13) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek  14) Steve Dobbratz, Rio  15) Lincoln Keeser, Johnson Creek  16) Steven Sauer, Waterloo  17) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson  18) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills 19) Ed Wolff III, Watertown  20) Joe Wendorf, Jefferson

Last Chance- Scott Patrick, Jerry Eckhardt, Lincoln Keeser, Joe Wendorf, Craig Patrick

Consi- Riley Stenjem, David Malisch

Qualifier Winners- 1) Ed Wolff III  2) Steven Sauer

Heat Winners- 1) Dylan Schuyler  2) Luke Westenberg

 

Sportsman-

Feature #1 Results- 1) Josh Madell, Mayville  2) Jason Thoma, Jefferson  3) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  4) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  5) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit  6) Tim Coley, Madison  7) Kyle Stark, Marshall  8) Joe Shelby, Slinger  9) Bryce Miller, Columbus  10) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  11) Rick Coppernoll, Stoughton  12) Dan Schmidt, Farmington  13) Jake Biever, Janesville  14) Derek Dobbs, Rockton (IL)  15) Dan Silberhorn, Fond du Lac  16) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton  17) Ed Jackson, Madison  18) Tony Ciano, Janesville

Feature #2 Results- 1) Mark Deporter  2) Chris Chenoweth  3) Robert Hansberry Jr  4) Jason Thoma  5) Tim Coley  6) Joe Shelby  7) Kyle Stark  8) Josh Madell  9) Jim Taylor  10) Jake Biever  11) Bryce Miller  12) Boyd Eichelkraut  13) Derek Dobbs  14) Ed Jackson  15) Dan Silberhorn  16) Dan Schmidt  17) Rick Coppernoll

Overall Results- 1) Jason Thoma (tied)  1) Chris Chenoweth (tied)  3) Robert Hansberry Jr  4) Josh Madell  5) Mark Deporter

Heat Winners- 1) Bryce Miller  2) Josh Madell

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) Josh Marx, Dousman  2) Jamie Kohn, Madison  3) Jason Uttech, Watertown  4) Noah Pankow, Jefferson  5) Rick Schaefer, West Bend  6) Adam Schook, Palmyra  7) Neil Higgins, Watertown  8) Steve Zoromski, Slinger  9) Todd Buckley, Slinger  10) Chris Jackson, Jefferson  11) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  12) Mark English, Edgerton  13) Ashley Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson

Heat Winners- 1) Steve Zoromski  2) Mark English

 

Hobby Stock-

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

Last Chance- Jim Robinson, Korey Bengsch, Robby Robinson, Jordan Egli

Heat Winners- 1) Jessica Breunig  2) Jon Benninger  3) Chester Williams

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Bryan Gottschalk, Jefferson  2) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  3) Mark Dewey, Janesville  4) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  5) Rodger Stephenson, Cambridge  6) AJ Accardi, Madison  7) Leroy Gronert, Jefferson  8) Richie Nelson, Evansville  9) Bill Sweeney, Lake Mills  10) Craig Henning, Helenville  11) Miguel Baladez, Jefferson  12) Matt Weber Whitewater  13) Chris Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  14) Chester Williams, Waukesha

Heat Winners- 1) AJ Accardi  2) Bill Reynolds

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Chad Olds, Whitewater  2) CJ Hemiller, Jefferson  3) Jeremy Bredeson, Deforest  4) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  5) DJ Hill, Watertown  6) Josh Lenz, Lake Mills  7) Zach Greer, Slinger  8) Jared Pinnow, Jefferson  9) Tyler Edmundson, Jefferson  10) Carter Watters, Sun Prairie  11) Cade Watters, Sun Prairie  12) Bill Kohn, Madison  13) Tom Eslinger Jr, West Bend  14) McKayla Adams, Sun Prairie  15) Lyle Phillips, Edgerton

Heat Winners- 1) McKayla Adams  2) Josh Lenz

Johnson Wins Cost Cutters 50

 

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, August 26, 2017)           Whenever Edgerton’s Casey Johnson unloads his familiar #5 Late Model at Jefferson Speedway, he is a threat to end the night in victory lane. In his previous three visits to Wisconsin’s Action Track in 2017 he has two wins and a second place finish to his credit. His success this season continued on Saturday night as the three time track champion once again put his ride out front and claimed the Cost Cutters Family Hair Salons 50 lap feature event.

Kyle Smith and Cody Erdmann brought the 20 car field to the green as they fought side by side for control. Smith eventually moved out front alone on lap four with Dylan Schuyler moving next to Erdmann for second. The first of three early cautions slowed the pack on lap five for a spinning Stephen Scheel. Smith restarted on the point with Schuyler now in second and Jacob Nottestad challenging Erdmann for third. But contact between Nottestad and Erdmann on lap seven forced the second caution, sending both drivers to the rear. More contact on the restart between Kody Hubred and Dale Nottestad resulted in caution number three, sending the duo to the back of the pack. Smith remained out front as racing resumed followed by Schuyler in second and John Ovadal up to third. Johnson joined the three leaders as the four way battle for position was underway. Schuyler drew even with Smith on lap 14 with Ovadal right behind and Johnson challenging for third. Lap after lap, Schuyler and Smith raced wheel to wheel with Ovadal and Johnson locked in a battle for third close behind. By the half way point of the race, Jason Erickson and Michael Grueneberg closed in on as the top six competitors raced two by two under a blanket. On lap 28, Schuyler inched into the lead with Johnson trying to follow. Johnson cleared Smith for second and quickly moved up to work on the new leader. On lap 30, Johnson rocketed off turn two, pulling up alongside Schuyler as they raced down the back stretch. Johnson cleared a lap later with Ovadal now trying to follow under Schuyler. Contact between Schuyler and Ovadal on lap 32 ended with caution after Schuyler spun in turn two and Ovadal made heavy contact. The incident ended both driver’s evenings and moved Grueneberg up to second for the restart. With ten laps to go, the top two began to separate themselves from the pack while Erickson battled Smith for third. A final caution on lap 43 set up a seven lap shootout to the finish. But Johnson held Grueneberg at bay over the final circuits to see the checkers first and secure his third feature win of the season. Erickson finished third with Hubred rebounding for a fourth place finish. Luke Westenberg rounded out the top five.

Mark Deporter of Fort Atkinson claimed the 30 lap Sportsman feature event. Ed Jackson led early from the pole with Boyd Eichelkraut and Dan Silberhorn fighting for second. Eichelkraut grabbed the spot on lap three bringing Jake Biever along for third. Biever quickly drove up next to Eichelkraut, stealing second and setting his sights on Jackson. On lap nine, Biever got under Jackson, moving into the lead just before a caution slowed the pace on lap ten. Biever restarted on the point followed by Jackson in second and Deporter in third. On the restart, Deporter dispatched of Jackson and began to peek to the low side of Biever at the front. On lap 16, Deporter got a run to draw even with Biever as they entered turn one. Deporter charged into the lead as they raced off turn four. Deporter began to pull away while Robert Hansberry moved into third and began to close in on Biever. Hansberry got to second with four laps to go, but ran out of time to catch Deporter. At the checkers, it was Deporter for the win followed by Hansberry, Biever, Josh Madell and Tony Ciano.

Sun Prairie’s Gary Stark made a late race pass to net the win in the 20 lap International feature. Adam Schook and Dillon Scott battled for control from row one at the start with Schook taking the initial lead. Scott tried to fight back on the low side as Ashley Gottschalk moved up to join the battle for first. On lap seven, with Schook out front, a three wide battle for second resulted in Jason Uttech grabbing the position. Caution for a multi car melee on the front stretch on lap eight set up a restart with Schook and Uttech on the front row. Schook reclaimed the lead with Brandon DeLacy firing up to second. DeLacy dove under Schook, grabbing the lead on lap 11 with Stark in his tracks for second. The top two began to break away from the rest of the pack as they laps wound down. With five laps to go, Stark dove under DeLacy entering turn one. After a one lap battle, Stark cleared for the lead with DeLacy remaining close by in second. At the stripe, it was Stark for the win followed by DeLacy, Josh Marx, Neil Higgins and Gottschalk.

Dan Snyder of Madison dominated the 25 lap Hobby Stock feature to get his first win of the season. Jordy Egli, Jon Benninger and Snyder raced three wide down the front stretch to complete the opening lap with Snyder sliding into control on lap two. Snyder immediately began to pull away from the pack while Egli and Benninger battled for second. Egli cleared for second on lap five with Jared Vike in tow for third. Vike quickly moved up next to Egli, stealing the second position  on lap seven Phil Wuesthoff and point leader, AJ Lloyd, moved up to third and fourth respectively on lap 11 while Vike tried to cut into Snyder’s advantage. But Snyder stayed strong on the point as he cruised to the checkers to secure the win. Vike was second followed by Wuesthoff, Lloyd and Brandon Angileri.

Fort Atkinson’s Chris Gottschalk continued his winning ways as he claimed the 15 lap Road Warrior feature event. Jim Wolf led early followed by Leroy Gronert in second. On lap four, Bill Sweeney joined the leaders as they raced three wide for the lead. Gronert moved out front just before the caution waved on lap five. Gronert and Sweeney led the field back to green with Sweeney grabbing the lead and Gottschalk up to second. Gottschalk quickly drove alongside Sweeney, motoring into the lead on lap six. Bryan Gottschalk moved up to battle Sweeney for second, taking the spot for himself on lap ten. But Chris Gottschalk was already well on his way to the feature win. Bryan Gottschalk was second followed by Sweeney, Merek Pankow and Mark Dewey.

Chad Olds of Whitewater solidified his point lead in the Bandit division by winning the 20 lap feature event. Tyler Edmundson led lap one from the pole with Cade Watters and Josh Lenz battling for second. Watters moved into the runner up position on lap four while Olds was making his way to the front on the high side. Olds took second from Watters on lap six and began sneaking up alongside Edmundson. On lap eight, Olds moved past Edmundson to claim the lead and begin to stretch his advantage. Tyler Deporter made his way to second, but couldn’t run down Olds. At the checkers, Olds was the winner followed by Deporter, Jeremy Bredeson, DJ Hill and Nick Schmidt.

West Bend’s Aaron Moyer claimed the 20 lap Legends feature event. Derek Mueller and Frank Beutel got by Lucas Stevenson as they battled for the lead on lap one. Beutel led lap two with Max McNamara quickly up to second and Moyer in third. McNamara got by Beutel on lap three to grab the lead while Moyer began to work over Beutel for second. Moyer completed the pass for second on lap eight before the yellow waved to slow the action. McNamara and Moyer led the field back to green with Moyer firing into the lead. But another caution on lap nine created another restart with Moyer and McNamara on the front row. This time, it was McNamara taking control of the lead. Yet another caution on lap 11 set up a third restart with McNamara and Moyer leading the way. McNamara held the advantage with Moyer stalking him in second. After a couple attempts to steal the lead, Moyer settled into second until the caution waved a final time on lap 17. Under the caution, McNamara experienced mechanical difficulties and was forced to retire from the race. Moyer took control of the lead on the restart with Dilon Schwanbeck into second. Moyer flew to the checkers to claim the win with Schwanbeck, Cole Grey, Beutel and Ryan Weyer rounding out the top five.

Next Saturday, September 2, is a full program of racing including the Sportsman Challenge Finale. Time trials begin at 5pm with racing at 7pm. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18. Please visit jeffersonspeedway.com for more information.

 

JEFFERSON SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY

Note: All qualifying and heat races were canceled due to weather conditions.

 

Late Model-

Feature Results- 1) Casey Johnson, Edgerton  2) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  3) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson  4) Kody Hubred, Cambridge  5) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  6) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills  7) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  8) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills  9) Steve Dobbratz, Rio  10) Steven Sauer, Waterloo  11) Cody Erdmann, Horicon  12) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek  13) Brody Willett, Aubernet (IA)  14) Jacob Nottestad, Utica  15) Seth Reamer, Beaver Dam  16) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  17) John Ovadal, Watertown  18) Noel Ramge, Helenville  19) Chuck Duncan, Milwaukee  20) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge

Last Chance- Casey Johnson, Jerry Eckhardt, Brody Willett, Chuck Duncan, Seth Reamer, Steven Sauer

Consi- Craig Phillips, Brody Willett, Riley Stenjem, Joe Wendorf

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  2) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit  3) Jake Biever, Janesville  4) Josh Madell, Mayville  5) Tony Ciano, Janesville  6) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  7) Bryce Miller, Columbus  8) Randy Bruenig, Columbus  9) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  10) Jim Tate Jr, Doylestown  11) Ed Jackson, Madison  12) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton  13) Dan Silberhorn, Fond du Lac  14) Rick Coppernoll, Stoughton  15) Tim Coley, Madison  16) Bobby Selsing, Johnson Creek

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) Gary Stark, Sun Prairie  2) Brandon DeLacy, Stoughton  3) Josh Marx, Dousman  4) Neil Higgins, Watertown  5) Ashley Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  6) Adam Schook, Palmyra  7) Todd Buckley, Slinger  8) Jason Uttech, Watertown  9) Noah Pankow, Jefferson  10) Nick Schmidt, Watertown  11) James Junget, Rio  12) Bob Peters, Janesville  13) Dillon Scott, Rio  14) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  15) Mark English, Edgerton

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) Dan Snyder, Madison  2) Jared Vike, Sussex  3) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  4) AJ Lloyd, Loves Park (IL)  5) Brandon Angileri, Janesville  6) Chester Williams, Waukesha  7) Jordan Egli, Stoughton  8) Kenny Storkson, Indianford  9) Bud Riedner, Waunakee  10) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater  11) Jon Benninger, Windsor  12) Jamie Tate, Doylestown  13) Korey Bengsch, Fond du Lac  14) Jim Wolf, Watertown  15) Gary Paulick, Union Grove  16) Chris Matz, Jefferson  17) Jessica Breunig, Columbus  18) Chuck Egli, Stoughton

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  2) Bryan Gottschalk, Jefferson  3) Bill Sweeney, Lake Mills  4) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  5) Mark Dewey, Janesville  6) Leroy Gronert, Jefferson  7) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  8) Jim Wolf, Watertown  9) Rodger Stephenson, Cambridge  10) Brett Carson, Fort Atkinson  11) Richie Nelson, Janesville  12) Craig Henning, Helenville

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Chad Olds, Whitewater  2) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  3) Jeremy Bredeson, Deforest  4) DJ Hill, Watertown  5) Nick Schmidt, Watertown  6) Bill Kohn, Madison  7) CJ Hemiller, Watertown  8) Tyler Edmundson, Jefferson  9) Anthony Dorzak, Cedarburg  10) Kelsey Dobbs, Beloit 11) Cade Watters, Sun Prairie  12) Josh Lenz, Lake Mills  13) Lyle Phillips, Edgerton  14) Mike Misch, Rochelle (IL)  15) Nicole Mueller, Muskego  16) Matt Weber, Whitewater

Last Chance- Lyle Phillips, Kelsey Dobbs, Anthony Dorzak, Nicole Mueller

 

Legends-

Feature Results- 1) Aaron Moyer, West Bend  2) Dilon Schwanbeck, Poynette  3) Cole Grey, Endeavor  4) Frank Beutel, Caledonia  5) Ryan Weyer, Hubertus  6) Derek Mueller, Verona  7) Mark Ritger, Elkhart Lake  8) Dale Kiley-Schaefer, West Bend  9) Michael Hoffman III, Darien  10) Max McNamara, McHenry (IL)  11) Lucas Stevenson, Janesville  12) Michael Hoffman, Darien

 

Shaun Scheel Charges to IBEW 50 Victory

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, August 19, 2017)           One week after little brother, Stephen Scheel, picked up his first feature win of the season, it was big brother Shaun that found himself in victory lane. Taking over the point after the leaders tangled late in the IBEW 50 lap Late Model feature, the Lake Mills driver hung on in the closing laps to secure the win and claim his second main event win of the 2017 season.

Jerry Eckhardt and Cody Erdmann paced the pack to the drop of the green as they battled side by side for control. Erdmann eventually gained the advantage and moved out front alone on lap four. But a lap later, Dylan Schuyler began creeping up on the high side of Erdmann. By lap eight, they were wheel to wheel with Erdmann trying to hold off Schuyler. Schuyler managed to gain the advantage, clearing for the lead on lap nine. Meanwhile, John Ovadal and Dale Nottestad were making their way towards the front, entering the top five on lap 12. Steve Dobbratz got under Erdmann for second on lap 14, bringing Ovadal along with him. Ovadal continued forward under Dobbratz, claiming second on lap 17 with Nottestad following in his tracks for third. Ovadal pulled up behind Schuyler on lap 20 as the top three ran nose to tail. The first of three cautions slowed the pace on lap 23 with Schuyler still showing the way and Ovadal right behind. On the restart, Schuyler got crossed up as they exited turn two allowing Ovadal to pounce and steal the lead. Nottestad made his way to second and drew in close to the new leader. On lap 29, Nottestad got a solid run off turn two, slipping under Ovadal and drawing even as the battle for the lead was underway. Lap after lap, the duo raced door to door with neither pilot giving an inch. But on lap 37, they made contact resulting in Ovadal spinning in turn four for force the second caution period. Both drivers were relegated to the rear of the field for the restart, handing the point over to Shaun Scheel who had made his way up to third prior to the yellow. Scheel began to stretch his lead as racing resumed with Dobbratz back in second. The leaders ran unchallenged until a wreck on the front stretch involving Luke Westenberg, Jacob Nottestad and Noel Ramge set up a green-white-checkered finish. But Scheel remaining in control in the final laps to see the checkers first and score the win. Dobbratz was second with Michael Grueneberg, Jason Erickson and Schuyler completing the top five.

Watertown’s Chris Chenoweth used a late race pass to net the lead and win the 30 lap Sportsman feature event. Tim Coley took the early lead from the pole on lap one with Chris Jones up to second. Terry Wangsness moved up to challenge Jones for the runner up spot on lap four, taking the position a lap later. Wangsness began to shadow Coley, waiting for an opening to appear. On lap 16, Wangsness began to peer to the inside of Coley, making his move a lap later. After a brief battle Wangsness moved out front with Chenoweth trying to follow under Coley for second. By lap 21, Chenoweth was clear of Coley and on the hunt for the lead. With four laps to go, Chenoweth got under Wangsness as they raced down the backstretch. Wangsness reclaimed sole possession of the point on lap 28, but Chenoweth wasn’t done trying yet. Chenoweth tried the low side once again, getting even with Wangsness as they flew past the white flag. Chenoweth inched forward on the final lap, holding the advantage as they raced out of turn four. At the stripe, it was Chenoweth with the half car lead to secure the win over Wangsness. Robert Hansberry Jr finished a close third with Bobby Selsing and Mark Deporter rounding out the top five.

Stoughton’s Brandon DeLacy picked up his second consecutive International feature win by claiming the 20 lap event. Ashley Gottschalk grabbed the initial lead on lap one with Noah Pankow quickly up to second. On lap five, Josh Marx got by Pankow with DeLacy in his tracks for third. Marx continued to move forward, drawing even with Gottschalk on lap seven. Marx cleared for the lead a lap later as DeLacy took his place on the low side of Gottschalk for second. On lap ten, DeLacy cleared Gottschalk and powered under Marx as he looked to lead. After a two lap battle, DeLacy moved out front alone with Marx sticking close by in second. Marx made one last attempt at reclaiming the lead, but DeLacy held him at bay to pick up the win. Marx was second followed by Mark English, Gottschalk and Pankow.

Jim Tate Jr of Doylestown captured the 25 lap Hobby Stock feature event. Kenny Storkson led lap one with Chuck Egli and Brandon Angileri battling for second behind him. On lap three, Angileri slid up to the outside of Storkson, stealing the lead with Egli following into second. Egli made a quick attempt to get by Angileri, but he slipped back into a battle with Jimmy Robinson for second instead on lap seven. Robinson cleared for second and began to look towards Angileri out front. Meanwhile, Tate and point leader AJ Lloyd were making their way towards the front, entering the top five on lap 13. Robinson and Angileri made contact on lap 14, forcing Angileri to check up and allowing Robinson to fire into the lead. Tate also took advantage as he pulled alongside Angileri for second. Tate cleared on lap 16 and immediately began to pressure Robinson for the lead. Tate got under Robinson on lap 18, stealing the point with Lloyd trying to follow under Robinson. Tate drove away to the checkers from there with Lloyd edging out Robinson for second. Angileri finished fourth followed by Phil Wuesthoff in fifth.

Fort Atkinson’s Chris Gottschalk claimed yet another feature win after winning the 15 lap Road Warrior main event. After a caution on lap one, Rodger Stephenson grabbed the lead with Chester Williams and Mark Dewey side by side for second. Williams motored up next to Stephenson on lap two, taking control of the lead a lap later with Craig Henning in tow for second. On lap four, contact between Williams and Henning forced both drivers to check up allowing Gottschalk to fly by on the high side. Gottschalk grabbed the lead and never looked back as he cruised to the checkers for the win. Henning finished second followed by Merek Pankow, Bryan Gottschalk and Bill Sweeney.

CJ Hemiller of Watertown hung on to win the 20 lap Bandit feature event. Tyler Edmundson led early  with Hemiller quickly up to challenge on lap two. Hemiller got under Edmundson and took command of the lead until a caution on lap four slowed the action. Hemiller and Bart Brockman led the field back to green with Hemiller reclaiming the lead. DJ Hill moved up to second with Tyler Deporter right behind him in third. Deporter got around Hill on lap nine as he set his sights on Hemiller. Another yellow flag on lap 11 set up a nine lap shootout to the finish. This time it was Hemiller and Deporter bringing the field back to green as they fought door to door for control. With three laps to go, Hemiller moved back into possession of the lead while Deporter tried to fight back on the high side. But as they crossed under the checkers, it was Hemiller with the advantage for the win followed by Deporter, Jeremy Bredeson, Chad Olds and Cade Watters.

Wausau’s Kolton Guralski scored another clean sweep in the Bandolero division by claiming fast time, winning his heat race and claiming the 15 lap feature event. Chase Wangsness powered into the early lead on lap one. A caution on lap five set up a restart with Wangsness and Anna Malouf on the front row while Guralski and Karter Stark lurked behind them in row tow. As racing resumed, Wangsness reclaimed the lead with Guralski quickly up to second. Guralski charged under Wangsness, clearing for the top spot on lap seven. Stark followed into second and the pair of drivers began to separate themselves from the rest of the pack. Stark stalked Guralski for the remainder of the race, but Guralski stayed strong out front to see the checkers first. Stark settled for second with Alex Hartwig, Wangsness and Jevin Guralski rounding out the top five.

Next Saturday, August 26, is Cost Cutters Bike Night with a full program of racing including the Legends. Time trials begin at 5pm with racing at 7pm. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18. Please visit jeffersonspeedway.com for more information.

 

 

JEFFERSON SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY

Late Model-

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

Fast Qualifier- Jason Erickson—14.268 seconds

Last Chance- Michael Grueneberg, Tony Koepke, Chuck Duncan, Kyle Smith

Heat Winners- 1) Michael Grueneberg  2) Steve Dobbratz  3) Dale Nottestad

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  2) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson  3) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit  4) Bobby Selsing, Johnson Creek  5) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  6) Tim Coley, Madison  7) Tony Ciano, Janesville  8) Jason Thoma, Jefferson  9) Josh Madell, Mayville  10) Chris Jones, Capron (IL)  11) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  12) Kyle Stark, Marshall  13) Jake Biever, Janesville  14) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  15) Bryce Miller, Columbus  16) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton

Fast Qualifier- Robert Hansberry Jr—14.918 seconds

Last Chance- Jake Biever, Dustin Ward, Boyd Eichelkraut, Kyle Stark

Heat Winners- 1) Jake Biever  2) Randy Breunig  3) Tim Coley

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) Brandon DeLacy, Stoughton  2) Josh Marx, Dousman  3) Mark English, Edgerton  4) Ashley Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  5) Noah Pankow, Jefferson  6) John Handeland, Belleville  7) Neil Higgins, Watertown  8) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  9) Jason Uttech, Watertown  10) Chris Jackson, Jefferson  11) Bob Peters, Janesville  12) Gary Stark, Sun Prairie  13) Dillon Scott, Rio  14) Adam Schook, Palmyra

Fast Qualifier- Brandon DeLacy—15.915 seconds

 Heat Winners- 1) Ashley Gottschalk  2) Josh Marx

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) Jim Tate Jr, Doylestown  2) AJ Lloyd, Loves Park (IL)  3) Jim Robinson, Beloit  4) Brandon Angileri, Janesville  5) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  6) Bud Riedner, Waunakee  7) Chester Williams, Waukesha  8) Chuck Egli, Stoughton  9) Kenny Storkson, Indianford  10) Jared Vike, Sussex  11) Dan Snyder, Madison  12) Jamie Tate, Doylestown  13) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater  14) Jordan Egli, Stoughton  15) Korey Bengsch, Fond du Lac  16) Gary Paulick, Union Grove

Fast Qualifier- AJ Lloyd—15.743 seconds

 Last Chance- Jamie Tate, Jordan Egli, Gary Paulick, Korey Bengsch

Heat Winners- 1) Jessica Breunig  2) Brandon Angileri  3) Phil Wuesthoff

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  2) Craig Henning, Helenville  3) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  4) Bryan Gottschalk, Jefferson  5) Bill Sweeney, Lake Mills  6) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  7) Chester Williams, Waukesha  8) Mark Dewey, Janesville  9) Richie Nelson, Stoughton  10) AJ Accardi, Madison  11) Rodger Stephenson, Cambridge

Fast Qualifier- Bill Sweeney—16.650 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Mark Dewey  2) Chris Gottschalk

 

Bandit-

Feature Results -1) CJ Hemiller, Watertown  2) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  3) Jeremy Bredeson, Deforest  4) Chad Olds, Whitewater  5) Cade Watters, Sun Prairie  6) Josh Lenz, Lake Mills  7) Bill Kohn, Madison  8) DJ Hill, Watertown  9) Tommy Bleecker, Lake Mills  10) Mike Misch, Rochelle (IL)  11) Bart Brockman, Rockford (IL)  12) Carter Williams, Sun Prairie  13) Matt Weber, Whitewater  14) Tyler Edmundson, Janesville

Fast Qualifier- Chad Olds—14.124 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Josh Lenz  2) CJ Hemiller

 

Bandolero-

Feature Results -1) Kolton Guralski, Wausau  2) Karter Stark, Marshall  3) Alex Hartwig, Portage  4) Jevin Guralski, Wausau  5) Chase Wangsness, Jefferson  6) Anna Malouf, Rhinelander  7) Logan Taylor, Watertown  8) Michael Guderski, Markesan  9) Keegan Kehoe, Fort Atkinson  10) Emma Hunstiger, Helenville  11) Robbie Rucks, Deerfield  12) Kaeden Wangsness, Jefferson  13) Keagan Benz, Wausau  14) Carli Lenz, Lake Mills

Fast Qualifier- Kolton Guralski—14.353 seconds

 Heat Winners- 1) Chase Wangsness  2) Kolton Guralski

Scheel Shines in Sibling Rivalry

 

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, August 12, 2017)           As the laps ticked away in the Newville Auto Salvage 50 lap Late Model feature on Saturday night, it became clear that the two brothers from Lake Mills were on a course to do battle. Little brother, Stephen Scheel, led every lap of the main event as Shaun Scheel closed in. Stephen was in search of his first feature win in 2017 while Shaun sits second in the overall season standings, which meant neither of them were willing to give an inch. In the end, Stephen held off his older brother after a wild finish to capture the win and park it in victory lane.

Along with another Lake Mills pilot, Kyle Smith, Stephen Scheel brought the field to green as he quickly grabbed control of the point on lap one. Steve Dobbratz followed into second with Dylan Schuyler eventually taking the third position. On lap eight, Stephen Scheel got crossed up exiting turn two. This allowed Dobbratz to power to the inside of the leader down the backstretch. But Scheel regained control of the lead just before the first of cautions waved on lap ten. Once racing resumed, Shaun Scheel began to make his way through the top five. He took third from Schuyler on lap 17 and closed in on Dobbratz for second. At the half way point of the race, Shaun began to pressure Dobbratz. By lap 29, Scheel was wheel to wheel for second with Dobbratz. After a brief battle, Shaun moved into the second spot and began to size up his brother out front. Shaun began to peek low on the leader, managing to draw even with Stephen on lap 37. But contact between John Ovadal and Michael Grueneberg, who were battling for third, resulted in Ovadal spinning in turn two to force the second caution period. Stephen Scheel restarted on the point with Shaun filling up his mirror in second with 12 laps to go. Shaun went back to work on his brother as racing resumed. Meanwhile, point leader Dale Nottestad was quietly making his way into third. With seven laps remaining, Shaun drew even with Stephen once again as they raced door to door for the lead. This allowed Nottestad to close in on the duo with Jason Erickson right behind him in fourth. Nottestad watched the battle for the lead closely in third while he tried to decide who to follow. With two laps to go, Shaun got sideways after some contact, allowing Stephen to reclaim sole possession of the lead. Nottestad used the opening to charge up to second while Erickson pulled up next to Shaun. But Nottestad ran out of time to make a move on the leader as Stephen Scheel motored to the stripe to collect the win. Nottestad was second with Shaun Scheel edging out Erickson for third. Noel Ramge rounded out the top five in fifth.

Johnson Creek’s Bobby Selsing was tops in the 30 lap Sportsman feature event. Tim Coley and Chris Jones began the action on the front row as they battled for control. The opening circuits saw a great side by side fight for first while Tony Ciano watched from third. Jones eventually gained control until Coley spun exiting turn four after contact with Ciano. This brought out the first of two cautions with Jones restarting as the leader followed by Terry Wangsness in second and Selsing in third. Selsing dove under Wangsness on the restart, grabbing the second spot and continuing to look ahead. On lap 11, Selsing pulled alongside Jones, clearing for the lead a lap later. Before Selsing could get too far ahead, the second caution period slowed the pace on lap 14. But once racing resumed, it was all Selsing out front. Point leader, Robert Hansberry Jr, made a late race charge up to second. He tried to close the gap on the leader, Selsing, but the laps ran out before he could do so. At the checkers, it was Selsing for the win followed by Hansberry, Wangsness, Josh Madell and Randy Breunig.

Brandon DeLacy captured the 20 lap International feature event. Chris Gottschalk and Dillon Scott brought the field to green as Gottschalk took the initial lead on lap one. Scott dropped to the low side as he charged back up alongside Gottschalk on lap three. After a brief battle, Scott moved into the lead on lap five with Jamie Kohn following into second. Kohn drove to the high side of Scott, as they raced side by side for the lead. Kohn took over the lead on lap 11 with Noah Pankow up to battle Scott for second. On lap 17, DeLacy drove to the bottom of the racing surface under Pankow and Scott making it a three wide fight for second. DeLacy grabbed the position just as Pankow appeared to stall out and slow. This forced the only yellow of the race, setting up a three lap shootout to the finish between Kohn and DeLacy. On the restart, DeLacy charged out front alone with Mark English up to battle Kohn for second. DeLacy cruised to the checkers from there to get the win with English coming home second. Kohn was third followed by Neil Higgins and Scott.

Waukesha’s Chester Williams picked up the win in the 25 lap Hobby Stock main event. Chuck Egli lead lap one with Robby Robinson in second. On lap three. Kenny Storkson, Robinson and Lucas Buckingham made it a three way fight for second with Storkson emerging in the position. Williams joined the leaders on lap five, taking third and driving under Storkson. Williams continued forward under Egli on lap seven, clearing for the lead and beginning to pull away. Storkson followed into second with Bud Riedner in his tracks for third. Williams survived one late caution to remain out front and see the checkers first for the win. Storkson was second followed by Riedner, AJ Lloyd and Dan Snyder.

Fort Atkinson’s Chris Gottschalk grabbed another win after capturing the 15 lap Road Warrior feature. Rodger Stephenson led early with Bill Sweeney charging up to second on lap three. Sweeney quickly went to work on Stephenson, drawing even and completing the pass for the lead on lap four. Gottschalk followed into second and began to work over the new leader. On lap eight, Gottschalk got under Sweeney as they entered turn one. After a brief side by side battle, Gottschalk moved out front and drove away to get the win. Sweeney finished second with Bryan Gottschalk, Craig Henning and Bill Reynolds completing the top five.

Watertown’s Nick Schmidt used a wild finish to claim the 20 lap Bandit feature event. Tyler Edmundson led early with Jeremy Bredeson and Bill Kohn battling for second. Bredeson moved into the position on lap four with Chad Olds quickly up to challenge a lap later. Olds took second on lap five and drove to the high side of Edmundson on lap six. Olds cleared on lap seven while Tyler Deporter moved into second. After a caution on lap ten, Olds maintained the lead with Nick Schmidt now up to second. Schmidt followed Olds around the speedway as the laps wound down. With two to go, the leaders caught lapped traffic. Olds drove to the high side of a lapped car, opening the bottom of the speedway up to allow Schmidt to pounce. Olds and Schmidt made contact entering turn three with Schmidt moving into the lead with one lap to go. There was more contact entering turn one between Schmidt and Olds, but Schmidt hung to stay out front. At the checkers, it was Schmidt for the win with Olds settling for second. Deporter was third with Lyle Phillips and Cade Watters rounding out the top five.

Aaron Moyer of West Bend claimed the 15 lap Legends feature event. Cole Grey led lap one from the front row with Dilon Schwanbeck quickly up to second. Schwanbeck got by Grey for the top spot on lap two followed by Frank Beutel in second. Max McNamara moved into third followed by Moyer on lap four. McNamara continued forward, getting by Beutel for second on lap seven and bring Moyer along. McNamara pulled up next to Schwanbeck on lap eight, moving out front and brining Moyer along for the ride once again. After followed McNamara to the front, Moyer drove by the leader on lap 11. McNamara tried the crossover move, but Moyer held him at bay to see the checkers first for the win. McNamara was second followed by Schwanbeck, Beutel and Grey.

Wausau’s Kolton Guralski picked up the clean sweep in the Bandolero division after winning the 15 lap feature as well as his heat race and fast time though qualifying. Michael Guderski led lap one with Logan Taylor in second. Guralski entered the top five quickly with Karter Stark on his rear bumper. Guralski picked his way through the top five to second by lap eight. All the while Stark remained on Guralski’s bumper. After a caution on lap 11, Guderski and Guralski led the field back to green with Guralski moving out front. Stark followed him once again for second. Stark remained close to the leader, but Guralski stayed strong out front to score the win. Stark settled for second with Guderski, Taylor and Kaleb Winter rounding out the top five.

Next Saturday, August 19, is a full program of racing including the Bandoleros. Time trials begin at 5pm with racing at 7pm. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18. Please visit jeffersonspeedway.com for more information.

 

JEFFERSON SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY

Late Model-

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

Fast Qualifier- Jason Erickson—14.209 seconds

Last Chance- Cody Erdmann, Don Gaserude, Lincoln Keeser, Seth Reamer

Consy- Roger Behlke, Joe Wendorf

Heat Winners- 1) Ed Kubicz  2) Cody Erdmann  3) Shaun Scheel

 

Sportsman-

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

Fast Qualifier- Bobby Selsing—14.813 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Tim Coley  2) Tony Ciano

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) Brandon DeLacy, Stoughton  2) Mark English, Edgerton  3) Jamie Kohn, Madison  4) Neil Higgins, Watertown  5) Dillon Scott, Rio  6) Chris Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  7) Josh Marx, Dousman  8) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  9) Ashley Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  10) Gary Stark, Sun Prairie  11) Jason Uttech, Watertown  12) Adam Schook, Palmyra  13) Nick Schmidt, Watertown  14) Chris Jackson, Jefferson  15) Noah Pankow, Jefferson  16) Devon Dixon, Janesville

Fast Qualifier- Mark English—15.994 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Joe Cross  2) Neil Higgins

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) Chester Williams, Waukesha  2) Kenny Storkson, Indianford  3) Bud Riedner, Waunakee  4) AJ Lloyd, Loves Park (IL)  5) Dan Snyder, Madison  6) Jim Robinson, Beloit  7) Brandon Angileri, Janesville  8) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater  9) Robby Robinson, Beloit  10) Jordan Egli, Stoughton  11) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  12) Jon Benninger, Windsor  13) Ricky Sanwick, Janesville  14) Jessica Breunig, Columbus  15) Gary Paulick, Union Grove  16) Chuck Egli, Stoughton  17) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  18) Korey Bengsch, Fond du Lac

Fast Qualifier- AJ Lloyd—15.569 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Korey Bengsch  2) Kenny Storkson

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  2) Bill Sweeney, Lake Mills  3) Bryan Gottschalk, Jefferson  4) Craig Henning, Helenville  5) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  6) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  7) Mark Dewey, Janesville  8) Richie Nelson, Stoughton  9) Chester Williams, Waukesha  10) Rodger Stephenson, Cambridge  11) AJ Accardi, Madison  12) Leroy Gronert, Jefferson

Fast Qualifier- Chris Gottschalk—16.585 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) AJ Accardi  2) Craig Henning

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Nick Schmidt, Watertown  2) Chad Olds, Whitewater  3) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  4) Lyle Phillips, Edgerton  5) Cade Watters, Sun Prairie  6) Jeremy Bredeson, Deforest  7) Bill Kohn, Madison  8) CJ Hemiller, Jefferson  9) Mike Misch, Rochelle (IL)  10) Tyler Edmundson, Janesville  11) Matt Weber, Whitewater  12) Don Trush, Sun Prairie  13) DJ Hill, Watertown  14) Carter Watters, Sun Prairie 

Fast Qualifier- Nick Schmidt—13.998 seconds NEW TRACK RECORD

Heat Winners- 1) DJ Hill  2) Chad Olds

 

Legends-

Feature Results- 1) Aaron Moyer, West Bend  2) Max McNamara, McHenry (IL)  3) Dilon Schwanbeck, Poynette  4) Frank Beutel, Caledonia  5) Cole Grey, Endeavor  6) Mark Ritger, Elkhart Lake  7) Derek Mueller, Verona  8) Lucas Stevenson, Janesville  9) Michael Hoffmann,

Fast Qualifier- Aaron Moyer—15.610 seconds

Heat Winner- Aaron Moyer

 

Bandolero-

Feature Results- 1) Kolton Guralski, Wausau  2) Karter Stark, Marshall  3) Michael Guderski, Markesan  4) Logan Taylor, Watertown  5) Kaleb Winter, Rhinelander 6) Jevin Guralski, Wausau  7) Alex Hartwig, Portage  8) Anna Malouf, Rhinelander  9) Emma Hunstiger, Helenville  10) Chase Wangsness, Jefferson  11) Keegan Kehoe, Fort Atkinson  12) Kaeden Wangsness, Jefferson  13) Keagan Benz, Wausau  14) Robbie Rucks, Deerfield

Fast Qualifier- Kolton Guralski—14.265 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Kaeden Wangsness  2) Kolton Guralski

Badgerland Challenge Invades Jefferson Speedway

 

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, July 29, 2017)                 The 2017 version of the Badgerland Challenge made its way to Wisconsin’s Action Track on Saturday night. For the first time in its history, Jefferson Speedway was not the host for the championship round. Instead, the second of three nights of racing between Slinger Speedway and Madison International Speedway took place on the tricky quarter mile. Youngster Jacob Nottestad grabbed the lead early on and hung on through a late restart to capture the checkered flag. It’s the second feature win of the season for the budgeoning Late Model pilot from Utica.

Kyle Chwala and Nottestad paced the field to green to begin the Dean’s Helping Hands 50 lap feature event. After a good side by side battle to open the action, Nottestad took control of the point on lap four with Chwala dropping back to second. After an early caution on lap six for a chain reaction altercation, Brent Edmunds slipped by Chwala for second while Nottestad continued to show the way. On lap 15, Zack Riddle moved up to third behind Edmunds. The duo ran single file as they began to reel in Nottestad who had pulled away slightly. By the midway point of the race, the top three were running nose to tail with Nottestad the leader. On lap 30, contact entering turn one between Edmunds and Riddle resulted in Riddle muscling past for the second position. Riddle began to close in on Nottestad as the laps continued to tick away. With under ten laps to go, the leaders began to tiptoe through lapped traffic while Riddle searched for an opening. But on lap 43, Riddle made contact with one of those lapped cars, sending him around on the entrance to turn one to force a yellow flag. Riddle was forced to restart on the tail end of the field, moving John Ovadal up to second with Dale Nottestad now third. As racing resumed, Jacob Nottestad wiggled a bit coming to the green flag. Nottestad maintained the lead through turns one and two. Ovadal got sideways on the exit of turn two, allowing Dale Nottestad to draw even in a fight for second. But Ovadal managed to regain control of the second spot while Jacob Nottestad drove away to the checkers. At the finish, it was Jacob for the win followed by Ovadal, Dale Nottestad, and Edmunds. Jason Erickson won a spirited battle with Michael Grueneberg to claim the last spot in the top five.

Stoughton’s Jim Taylor also survived a late restart as he led every circuit of the 30 lap Sportsman main event en route to the victory.  Paul Wagner and Taylor brought the field to green as they battled door to door for control. Taylor moved out into sole possession of the top spot on lap two with Josh Madell up to battle Wagner for the second position. Madell cleared for the spot on lap four, bringing Mark Deporter along for third. On lap 13, Terry Wangsness got under Deporter to grab third and continue forward under Madell. After a brief battle, Wangsness took over the second spot as he began to try and reel in the leader. As the laps wound down, it looked like Taylor was too far out front to catch. But a caution with only four to go slowed the pace and closed up the leaders for the restart. Once racing resumed, Wangsness pressured the leader, taking several looks on the bottom side of the speedway. But Taylor held off his advances to see the checkers first to score the win. Wangsness settled for second with Tony Ciano, Madell and Bobby Selsing rounding out the top five.

International point leader, Neil Higgins of Watertown, padded his advantage in the standings by winning his 20 lap feature event. Dillon Scott took the early lead on lap one from the outside of the front row with Joe Cross up to second. Scott quickly began to stretch his advantage over the field while Cross tried to hang on to second. On lap 12, Higgins got by Nick Schmidt for the third position as he pulled up behind Cross. While Scott was enjoying a large lead, a caution on lap 15 erased his advantage. Scott and Cross led the field back to green with Cross now gaining control of the top spot. Higgins got by Scott and motored up next to Cross on lap 17. A lap later, Higgins was out front alone and pulling away while Mark English worked over Cross for second. At the checkers, it was Higgins for the win. English completed the pass to finish second with Cross, Scott and Schmidt completing the top five.

Jim Tate Jr of Doylestown charged to the front and hung on to win the 25 lap Hobby Stock feature event. Korey Bengsch and Jordy Egli paced the field to green with Bengsch taking the initial lead. But Egli charged back alongside Bengsch on lap two and stole the lead for herself a lap later. Chuck Egli followed into second and closed in on Jordy. The pair of Egli family drivers raced wheel to wheel into turn one on lap five, with Chuck taking control of the point down the backstretch. Lucas Buckingham and Tate followed into second and third respectively on lap six. Buckingham and Tate got by Chuck Egli on lap seven as Egli began to fade. On lap nine, Tate drove to the high side of Buckingham, clearing for the lead a lap later. Meanwhile, AJ Lloyd was making his way to the front, finding himself in fourth by lap ten. Lloyd continued forward, taking over third on lap 11 and second on lap 12. Lloyd spent the remainder of the race trying to run down Tate out front. But Tate could not be caught, as he crossed the stripe first to secure the win. Lloyd was second followed by Buckingham, Dan Snyder and Phil Wuesthoff.

In Road Warrior action, Jefferson’s Chris Gottschalk scored another win in the 15 lap feature event. Rodger Stephenson led early with Bill Reynolds up to challenge him on lap two. Reynolds grabbed the lead just before a caution on lap five slowed the pace. Reynolds and Richie Nelson led the field back to green with Reynolds reclaiming the top spot and Craig Henning moving up to second. Gottschalk joined the leaders while Henning went to work on Reynolds for the point. On lap seven, Henning moved out front with Gottschalk in tow for second. With four laps to go, Gottschalk fired to the outside lane, drawing even with Henning. Gottschalk inched his mount out front, clearing for the point with only two laps remaining. From there, it was all Gottschalk as he picked up the win. Henning was second followed by Bill Sweeney, Reynolds and Nelson.

Fort Atkinson’s Tyler Deporter also survived a late restart to get the win in the 20 lap Bandit feature. DJ Hill led early on with Bill Kohn up to second. Kohn slid by Hill to grab control on lap four with Deporter following into second and Chad Olds in tow for third. The leaders ran single file until lap 15, when Deporter got a good run on the inside of Kohn exiting turn four. Deporter cleared for the lead with Olds in his tracks for second. A caution on lap 18 set up a green-white-checkered scenario with Deporter and Olds side by side on the restart. Deporter quickly regained the lead and held off Olds to cross under the checkers first. Olds settled for second with Kohn, Ross Lamont and Tom Pfeifer rounding out the top five.

Kolton Guralski of Wausau picked up the 15 lap Bandolero feature win. Kaeden Wangsness took the early lead on lap one from the pole. His brother, Chase powered back alongside and into the lead on lap two with Karter Stark in his tracks for second. Stark quickly dove under Chase Wangsness and into the lead on lap four. Guralski followed into second and immediately began to pressure the new leader, Stark. On lap eight, Guralski got under Stark as they raced through turns one and two. Guralski cleared off turn two with Stark staying close in second. But Guralski had the lead covered as they raced to the checkers for the win. Stark was second followed by Alex Hartwig, Jevin Guralski and Logan Taylor.

Next Saturday, August 5, is round three of the Tournament of Destruction. All the mayhem gets kicked off at 7pm. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18. Please visitjeffersonspeedway.com for more information.

 

JEFFERSON SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY

Late Model-

Feature Results- 1) Jacob Nottestad, Utica  2) John Ovadal Jr, Watertown  3) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge  4) Brent Edwards, Monticello  5) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson  6) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  7) Kody Hubred, Cambridge  8) Kyle Chwala, Johnson Creek  9) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  10) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  11) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  12) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills  13) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills  14) Steve Dobbratz, Rio  15) Don Gaserude, Fort Atkinson  16) Zack Riddle, Brooklyn  17) Kyle Taylor, Deerfield  18) Cody Erdmann, Horicon  19) Scott Patrick, Dousman  20) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek  21) David Malisch, Madison  22) Tom Jasinski, Pewaukee  23) Steven Sauer, Waterloo

Fast Qualifier- Luke Westenberg—14.234 seconds

Last Chance- Cody Erdmann, Scott Patrick, Kyle Taylor, Billy Baumeister

Consi- Greg Bowers, Terry Sauer

Qualifiers- 1) Steven Sauer, Kyle Smith  2) Jerry Eckhardt, Don Gaserude

Heat Winners- 1) John Ovadal  2) Michael Grueneberg

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  2) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson  3) Tony Ciano, Janesville  4) Josh Madell, Mayville  5) Bobby Selsing, Johnson Creek  6) Paul Wagner, Iron Ridge  7) Michael Giloman, Northfield (MN)  8) Jason Thoma, Jefferson  9) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  10) John Ovadal Jr, Watertown  11) Andy Welter, Cedarburg  12) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit  13) Jacob Schraufnagel, Slinger  14) Adam Bleskan, Menomonee Falls  15) Cody Houseweart, Machesney Park (IL)  16) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  17) Bryce Miller, Columbus  18) Dan Schmidt, Farmington  19) Dan Silberhorn, Fond du Lac  20) Jay Kalbus, Watertown  21) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  22) Jim Tate Jr, Doylestown

Fast Qualifier- Robert Hansberry Jr—14.811 seconds

Last Chance- Dan Schmidt, Dustin Ward, Andy Welter, Cody Houseweart

Heat Winners- 1) Jim Tate Jr  2) Josh Madell  3) Bobby Selsing

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) Neil Higgins, Watertown  2) Mark English, Edgerton  3) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  4) Dillon Scott, Rio  5) Nick Schmidt, Watertown  6) Josh Marx, Dousman  7) Jamie Kohn, Madison  8) Noah Pankow, Jefferson  9) Ashley Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  10) Chris Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  11) Jason Uttech, Watertown  12) Adam Schook, Palmyra  13) Chris Jackson, Jefferson  14) Perry Anderson, Machesney Park (IL)

Fast Qualifier- Mark English—16.132 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Jamie Kohn  2) Josh Marx

 

Hobby Stock-

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

Fast Qualifier- AJ Lloyd—15.554 seconds NEW TRACK RECORD

Heat Winners- 1) Lucas Buckingham  2) Kenny Storkson

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  2) Craig Henning, Helenville  3) Bill Sweeney, Lake Mills  4) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  5) Richie Nelson, Evansville  6) Rodger Stephenson, Cambridge  7) Mark Dewey, Janesville  8) AJ Accardi, Madison  9) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  10) Jim Wolf, Watertown

Fast Qualifier- Chris Gottschalk—16.573 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Bill Reynolds  2) Chris Gottschalk

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Tyler Deporter Fort Atkinson  2) Chad Olds, Whitewater  3) Bill Kohn, Madison  4) Ross Lamont, Loves Park (IL)  5) Tom Pfeifer, Fort Atkinson  6) Jeremy Bredeson, Deforest  7) Nick Schmidt, Watertown  8) Tyler Edmundson, Janesville  9) Cade Watters, Sun Prairie  10) CJ Hemiller, Jefferson  11) Carter Watters, Sun Prairie  12) DJ Hill, Watertown

Fast Qualifier- Nick Schmidt—14.084 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Tom Pfeifer  2) Nick Schmidt

 

Bandolero-

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

Fast Qualifier- Kolton Guralski—14.458 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Karter Stark  2) Kolton Guralski

Photo By: Dale Nottestad Racing

Dale Nottestad Ends Winless Drought

 

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, July 15, 2017) Dale Nottestad of Cambridge charged to the front of the field on Saturday night on his way to capturing the O’Reilly Auto Parts 50 lap Late Model main event. This win marks the first for the Clifcorn Motorsports Chevrolet since August of last season. Despite the lack of wins this season until now, Nottestad is parked firmly in the top five in points as he searches for his fourth track championship in the last five seasons.

Dylan Schuyler and Kyle Taylor paced the field to green with Schuyler taking the initial lead on the opening lap. Taylor looked loose as they came to green and he fell back into a battle with Noel Ramge for second. On lap two, John Ovadal Jr got sideways off turn two and collected the point leader, Shaun Scheel to force the first of two early cautions. The leaders raced single file through the second caution on lap eight when Nottestad began to make his trek through the top five. As racing resumed on lap nine, Nottestad dove under Steve Dobbratz in a battle for fourth. Nottestad quickly moved up alongside Taylor to grab third on lap 12. At the same time, Ramge began to challenge Schuyler for the top spot while Nottestad pulled up behind them. Ramge got under Schuyler as they raced off turn two on lap 17. Nottestad watched the battle closely from third as Ramge began to chip away at Schuyler for the lead. Ramge finally cleared for the top spot on lap 19 with Nottestad filling the gap under Schuyler. After racing side by side for several laps, Nottestad cleared for second on lap 27 and began to reel in Ramge at the front. Lap after lap, Nottestad edged closer to the leader. With ten laps to go, Nottestad caught Ramge and fired under him through turns three and four. Nottestad stuck his nose into the lead as they completed the lap. From there, the race belonged to the three time and defending Late Model champion. At the checkers, it was Nottestad for the win followed by Ramge, Luke Westenberg, Jason Erickson and Michael Grueneberg.

Beloit’s Robert Hansberry Jr continued his hot streak in the Sportsman division by winning the 30 lap feature event. Rick Coppernoll grabbed the early lead from the poll with Jake Biever back to second. On lap two, the machine of Boyd Eichelkraut went up in smoke to force the sole caution of the race. Once racing resumed, Tony Ciano made his move for third as he pulled even with Biever for second on lap six. Ciano cleared a lap later with Terry Wangsness in tow. Ciano pulled up behind Coppernoll, looking to lead on lap 10. Two laps later, Ciano dove under Coppernoll into turn one. After a brief battle, Ciano claimed the point with Wangsness following under Coppernoll. Meanwhile, Hansberry was slicing his way through the field on his way to the front. On lap 16, Wangsness moved into second with Hansberry now on his heels in third. Hansberry drew even with Wangsness for second on lap 17, claiming the position and setting his sights on Ciano at the front. With ten laps to go, Hansberry began to apply pressure to Ciano. Looking to his outside, Hansberry drew even with Ciano on lap 22. Two laps later, it was Hansberry out front on his way to the checkers for the win. Ciano finished second with Wangsness, Chris Chenoweth and Josh Madell rounding out the top five.

Watertown’s Neil Higgins picked up the win in the 20 lap International feature. Dillon Scott grabbed the lead on lap one with Chris Jackson in second. Mark English moved up to challenge Jackson for the runner up position with Jason Uttech joining the fight on lap five. They raced three wide into turn with Jackson and Uttech emerging side by side. Uttech eventually grabbed the position with Higgins following up to the third spot. On lap eight, Higgins drove to the low side of Uttech, grabbing second a lap later. Higgins began to slowly reel in the leader, Scott, who was enjoying a healthy advantage. With five laps remaining, Higgins caught Scott and dove under him entering turn one. Higgins cleared down the backstretch as he began to pull away to the win. Uttech got by Scott in the closing laps, but was unable to make a run at Higgins. At the stripe, it was Higgins for the win followed by Uttech, Scott, Nick Schmidt and Noah Pankow.

In Hobby Stock action, it was Brandon Angileri of Beloit scoring the win in the 25 lap affair. Chuck Egli moved into the lead on lap one with Kenny Storkson and Jon Benninger battling for second. Benninger took the spot on lap two with Angileri following up to third. On lap seven, Angileri drove to the high side of Benninger. Angileri continued forward as he drew even with Egli on lap eight. Angileri moved out front alone as Dustin Ward entered the top three. Ward got by Egli for second on lap ten as he began to stalk the leader. Lap after lap, Ward tried to close on Angileri. As the laps ticked away, Chester Williams and AJ Lloyd waged a great battle for third. But nobody could catch Angileri as he cruised to the checkers to capture his second feature win of the season. Ward was second with Williams edging Lloyd out for third. Egli rounded out the top five in fifth.

Chris Gottschalk of Fort Atkinson dominated the 15 lap Road Warrior feature en route to another win in the division. Rodger Stephenson led early with Bill Sweeney quickly up to second. On lap four, Gottschalk powered under Sweeney for second. Gottschalk took the position and continued forward alongside Stephenson. Gottschalk cleared for the lead through turns three and four and immediately began to check out from the field. Gottschalk cruised to the checkers to get the win with Sweeney, Bryan Gottschalk, Bill Reynolds and Merek Pankow completing the top five.

Watertown’s Nick Schmidt grabbed the win in the 20 lap Bandit feature event. Tyler Edmundson led lap one by a nose with Josh Lenz still to his outside. Lenz powered into the lead on lap three. After two quick cautions in the first half of the race, Lenz continued to show the way while Bill Kohn and Schmidt joined the battle up front. On ten, the three competitors raced three wide into turn three. Lenz returned to the point with Schmidt now up to second. Schmidt dove under Lenz as they entered turn three on lap 12. A lap later, Schmidt was on the point and pulling away. At the checkers, it was Schmidt for the win followed by Lenz, Jeremy Bredeson, Tyler Deporter and DJ Hill.

Wausau’s Kolton Guralski got another Bandolero feature win by claiming the 15 lap event. Kaeden Wangsness and Logan Taylor kicked off the race from the front row. On lap two, Michael Guderski split the leaders as he took control of the top spot. Jevin Guralski moved up to second on lap four with Kolton Guralski in his tracks for third. Kolton got by Jevin on lap five with Alex Hartwig up to battle Jevin for third. But on lap six, contact between Jevin and Hartwig ended with Guralski spinning off turn four to force a caution. Guderski and Kolton Guralski led the field back to green on the restart. Guralski grabbed the lead as the green flew and he ran way to the checkers to get the win. Karter Stark charged up to finish second with Guderski, Hartwig and Taylor rounding out the top five.

Next Saturday, July 22, marks the return of the TUNDRA Super Late Model Series. Support divisions include the Midwest Truck Series and the Legends. Time trials begin at 5pm with racing at 7pm. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18. Please visit jeffersonspeedway.com for more information.

 

JEFFERSON SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY

Late Model-

Feature Results- 1) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge  2) Noel Ramge, Helenville  3) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  4) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson  5) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  6) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  7) Kyle Taylor, Deerfield  8) John Ovadal, Watertown  9) Steve Dobbratz, Rio  10) Kody Hubred, Cambridge  11) Jacob Nottestad, Utica  12) Don Gaserude, Fort Atkinson  13) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  14) Eddie May, Crystal Lake (IL)  15) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek  16) Ed Wolff III, Watertown  17) Chuck Duncan, Milwaukee  18) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills

Fast Qualifier- Jason Erickson—14.192 seconds

Last Chance- Jerry Eckhardt, Don Gaserude, Ed Wolff III, Chuck Duncan

Heat Winners- 1) Seth Reamer  2) Noel Ramge  3) Dale Nottestad

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit  2) Tony Ciano, Janesville  3) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson  4) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  5) Josh Madell, Mayville  6) Rick Coppernoll, Stoughton  7) Jake Biever, Beloit  8) Bryce Miller, Columbus  9) Dan Schmidt, Farmington  10) Derek Dobbs,  11) Dan Silberhorn, Fond du Lac  12) Jason Kubicz, Whitewater  13) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  14) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  15) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton  16) Tim Coley, Madison 

Fast Qualifier- Robert Hansberry Jr—14.888 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Bryce Miller  2) Mark Deporter

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) Neil Higgins, Watertown  2) Jason Uttech, Watertown  3) Dillon Scott, Rio  4) Nick Schmidt, Watertown  5) Noah Pankow, Jefferson  6) Jamie Kohn, Madison  7) Ashley Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  8) Josh Marx, Dousman  9) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  10) Seth Green, Janesville  11) Chris Jackson, Jefferson  12) Mark English, Edgerton

Fast Qualifier- Neil Higgins—16.136 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Joe Cross  2) Neil Higgins

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) Brandon Angileri, Beloit  2) Dustin Ward Waterloo  3) Chester Williams, Waukesha  4) AJ Lloyd, Loves Park (IL)  5) Chuck Egli, Waterloo  6) Jared Vike, Sussex  7) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  8) Dan Snyder, Madison  9) Kenny Storkson, Indianford  10) Bud Riedner, Waunakee  11) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater  12) Jon Benninger, Windsor  13) Jordan Egli, Waterloo

Fast Qualifier- AJ Lloyd—15.735 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Jon Benninger  2) Dustin Ward

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  2) Bill Sweeney, Lake Mills  3) Bryan Gottschalk, Jefferson  4) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  5) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  6) Rodger Stephenson, Cambridge  7) Mark Dewey, Janesville  8) Richie Nelson, Evansville  9) Anthony Accardi, Madison

Fast Qualifier- Chris Gottschalk—16.590 seconds

Heat Winner- Chris Gottschalk

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Nick Schmidt, Watertown  2) Josh Lenz, Lake Mills  3) Jeremy Bredeson, Deforest  4) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  5) DJ Hill, Watertown  6) Bill Kohn, Madison  7) Kenny Au, Watertown  8) Cade Watters, Sun Prairie  9) Chad Olds, Whitewater  10) Brett Carson, Fort Atkinson  11) Kevin Lentz,   12) Carter Watters, Sun Prairie  13) Tyler Edmundson, Janesville  14) Kelsey Dobbs, Beloit  15) Steve Privett, Deforest 

Fast Qualifier- Chad Olds—14.114 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Kenny Au  2) Nick Schmidt

 

Bandolero-

Feature Results- 1) Kolton Guralski, Wausau  2) Karter Stark, Marshall  3) Michael Guderski, Markesan  4) Alex Hartwig, Portage  5) Logan Taylor, Watertown  6) Emma Hunstiger, Helenville  7) Anna Malouf, Rhinelander  8) Jevin Guralski, Wausau  9) Keegan Kehoe, Fort Atkinson  10) Robbie Rucks, Deerfield  11) Kaeden Wangsness, Jefferson  12) Mason Wilcott, Watertown  13) Chase Wangsness, Jefferson  14) Keagan Benz, Wausau

Fast Qualifier- Kolton Guralski—14.204 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Anna Malouf  2) Kolton Guralski

Casey Johnson Returns to Victory Lane    

 

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, July 8, 2017)                   After a few weeks off from racing at Wisconsin’s Action Track, Edgerton’s Casey Johnson returned to action and parked his familiar #5 Late Model in victory lane. The three time track champion has raced at Jefferson Speedway three times in 2017 and has two wins and runner up to show for his efforts.

The Culver’s of Johnson Creek 50 lap Late Model main event began with Kyle Smith and Dylan Schuyler pacing the stacked field of drivers to the green flag. Schuyler took control of the point as they exited turn four to complete lap number one. Smith fell in line behind Schuyler with Stephen Scheel racing up to third. The first of three yellow flag periods appeared on lap eight when Stephen Sauer spun off turn two. Schuyler led the field back to green as they raced single file at the front. The second caution came on lap 14 when Shaun Scheel spun in turn four after contact with Luke Westenberg. While still under the yellow, the leader began to leak fluid onto the racing surface. Schuyler was forced to retire for the evening, handing the lead Smith with Stephen Scheel in second. As racing got back underway, Scheel quickly tried to make his move on the new leader. On lap 16, the two made contact racing off turn two. They slid up the track, collecting Ovadal and ending with all three drivers in the backstretch wall. After the cleanup, it was now Casey Johnson at the front of the pack with Steve Dobbratz in his rear view mirror. Johnson began to stretch his advantage once the green waved over the field again. Michael Grueneberg sliced his way up to second as he looked to cut into Johnson’s already large lead. But Johnson remained in control as he cruised to the checkers to score the win. Grueneberg was second with Dale Nottestad, Jason Erickson and Kody Hubred rounding out the top five.

Round two of the Sportsman Challenge went solidly to Robert Hansberry Jr of Beloit. Hansberry won both of the twin 25 lap feature events to claim the overall title. Jake Biever and Bryce Miller led the field to green for the first feature with Miller taking the early lead. After an early caution on lap two, Jim Tate Jr drove to the high side of Miller to take away the lead. On lap six, contact between Bobby Selsing and Jay Kalbus ended when both wrecked into turn three collecting several other drivers. After the caution, Mark Deporter slipped by Miller for second with Terry Wangsness in his tracks for third. Wangsness continued forward, passing Deporter on lap nine to take over second with Hansberry in tow for third. Hansberry went to work on Wangsness as they two battled for the second position. After two attempts, Hansberry completed the pass on lap 17 and began to close the gap on Tate at the front. On lap 21, Deporter began to slow with problems as the caution waved once again. Tate led the field on the restart with Hansberry now right on his rear bumper. Hansberry quickly drove to the high side of Tate as the due raced side by side for the lead. They flew past the white flag with nothing settled to begin to final lap. As they crossed the stripe to complete the race, it was Hansberry with a half car advantage to get the win. Tate settled for second followed by Wangsness, Tony Ciano and Selsing.

The second feature saw Ed Jackson take the initial lead on lap one until a caution slowed the pace. Jackson led the field back to green with Jake Biever in second. On lap five, Biever drew even with Jackson while Josh Madell and Bobby Selsing raced for third behind them. One lap later, the leaders raced four wide off turn two. The result was a multi car melee down the back stretch that ended with Jackson and Wangsness paying the biggest price and forcing another yellow. Racing restarted with Madell on the point and Hansberry already up to second. The two leaders began to separate themselves from the pack as Hansberry sized up Madell. On lap nine, Hansberry got under Madell as they entered turn one. A lap later, Hansberry was out front alone and checking out on his way to the win. Madell finished second with Tony Ciano, Jay Kalbus and Jim Tate Jr completing the top five.

Sun Prairie’s Joe Cross was awarded the win in the 20 lap International feature event. Chris Jackson and Dillon Scott raced for control on lap one. Ashley Gottschalk joined the battled as they race three wide on lap two for the top spot. Gottschalk got clear on lap three just before Scott got crossed up and spun to force the caution. Gottschalk and Cross led the field back to green, this time with Cross gaining the advantage. Chris Gottschalk raced up to third and began to challenge his wife, Ashley, for the second position. But Chris began to fade giving second back to Ashley until the caution flew on lap 12. Cross and Ashley Gottschalk led the field back to green with Cross once again taking the lead. Jamie Kohn fired up next to Gottschalk to steal second on lap 15. With two laps remaining, Kohn peeked to the low side of Cross looking to lead. Kohn drew even with Cross on the final lap. As they raced to the checkers wheel to wheel, it was Kohn with the very slight advantage. But following post-race inspection, Kohn was forced to vacate his finishing position, handing the win to Cross. Noah Pankow was second followed by Ashley Gottschalk, Josh Marx and Neil Higgins.

In Hobby Stock action, it was Jared Vike from Sussex who lead every lap and held off a challenge to get the win in the 25 lap feature. Vike lead lap one from the pole as the field began to stack up behind him. This forced the sole caution of the race. Vike led the field back to green with Lucas Buckingham in second. Meanwhile, AJ Lloyd was charging his way through the field and into the top five by lap six. Lloyd got himself to third by lap seven as he went to work on Buckingham for second. Lloyd drove to the high side of Buckingham, taking away the second position on lap nine. Lloyd began reeling in Vike at the front, catching the leader and beginning to search for away by. Lloyd made several attempts to get a good run, but Vike fended off his challenge each time. At the checkers, it was Vike for the win with Lloyd settling for a close second. Chester Williams come home in third followed by Buckingham and Bud Riedner.

Fort Atkinson’s Tyler Deporter captured the 20 lap Bandit feature event. Barrett Hummelmaier took the early lead on lap one with Josh Lenz up to second. On lap four, the duo made contact allowing Deporter to fire past into the lead. Lenz tried to come back strong on the low side, but Deporter moved out into control. Chad Olds raced his way up to second as he tried to close in on Deporter. But Deporter was already on his way to the checkers to get the win. Olds was second followed by Jeremy Bredeson, Lenz and DJ Hill.

West Bend’s Aaron Moyer grabbed another win in the 20 lap Legends feature event. David McCalla took the lead on lap one with Mark Ritger in second. Ritger fell off the pace on lap two handing second to Brady Fox-Rhode. After a caution on lap three, McCalla and Fox-Rhode paced the field back to green with Fox-Rhode taking control. Moyer charged up to third on lap four behind Dilon Schwanbeck. Moyer got to second on lap five and began to reel in Fox-Rhode. At the halfway point of the race, Moyer dove under the leader, grabbing control of the top spot on lap 11. But Fox-Rhode used the crossover move to get back past Moyer a lap later. Not to be outdone, Moyer used the same crossover move to retake possession of the lead, this time for good. Moyer flew to the checkers while Fox-Rhode held off Riley Stenjem to finish in second. Rounding out the top five were Max McNamara and Schwanbeck.

Next Saturday, July 15, is O’Reilly Auto Parts night as well as the Toys for Tots event. Bring a new toy or game to donate and receive vouchers for Jefferson Speedway concessions. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18. Please visit jeffersonspeedway.com for more information.

 

JEFFERSON SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY-

Late Model-

Feature Results- 1) Casey Johnson, Edgerton  2) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  3) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge  4) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson  5) Kody Hubred, Cambridge  6) Steve Dobbratz, Rio  7) Nick Nolden, Sun Prairie  8) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills 9) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  10) Don Gaserude, Fort Atkinson  11) Ed Wolff III, Watertown  12) Tony Koepke, Jefferson  13) Kyle Taylor, Deerfield  14) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills  15) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills  16) John Ovadal Jr, Watertown  17) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  18) Steven Sauer, Waterloo

Fast Qualifier- Jason Erickson—14.131 seconds

Last Chance- Tony Koepke, Steven Sauer, Ed Wolff III, Kyle Taylor

Consy- Andy Brocker, Lincoln Keeser

Heat Winners- 1) Andy Brocker  2) Tony Koepke  3) Dylan Schuyler  4) Michael Grueneberg

 

Sportsman-

Feature #1 Results- 1) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit  2) Jim Tate Jr, Doylestown  3) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson  4) Tony Ciano, Janesville  5) Bobby Selsing, Johnson Creek  6) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  7) Josh Madell, Mayville  8) Bryce Miller, Columbus  9) Dan Schmidt, Farmington  10) Jake Biever, Janesville  11) Jason Kubicz, Whitewater  12) Ed Jackson, Madison  13) Dan Silberhorn, Fond du Lac  14) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  15) Jay Kalbus, Whitewater  16) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton  17) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  18) Jason Thoma, Jefferson  19) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown

Feature #2 Results- 1) Robert Hansberry Jr  2) Josh Madell  3) Tony Ciano  4) Jay Kalbus  5) Jim Tate Jr  6) Terry Wangsness  7) Bobby Selsing  8) Jim Taylor  9) Chris Chenoweth  10) Bryce Miller  11) Jason Kubicz  12) Boyd Eichelkraut  13) Dan Schmidt  14) Dan Silberhorn  15) Jason Thoma  16) Ed Jackson  17) Jake Biever  18) Dustin Ward

Overall Results- 1) Robert Hansberry Jr  2) Tony Ciano  3) Jim Tate Jr  4) Terry Wangsness  5) Josh Madell

Fast Qualifier- Robert Hansberry Jr—14.849 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Dustin Ward  2) Tony Ciano

 

International-

Feature Results- 1) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie  2) Noah Pankow, Jefferson  3) Ashley Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  4) Josh Marx, Dousman  5) Neil Higgins, Watertown  6) Chris Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  7) Adam Schook, Palmyra  8) Chris Jackson, Jefferson  9) Dillon Scott, Rio  10) Jason Uttech, Watertown  11) Jamie Kohn, Madison 

Fast Qualifier- Mark English—15.933 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Joe Cross  2) Mark English

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) Jared Vike, Sussex  2) AJ Lloyd, Loves Park (IL)  3) Chester Williams, Waukesha  4) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater  5) Bud Riedner, Waunakee  6) Chuck Egli, Waterloo  7) Dan Snyder, Madison  8) Jon Benninger, Windsor  9) Robby Robinson, Orfordville  10) Jamie Tate, Doylestown  11) Kenny Storkson, Indianford  12) Jim Robinson, Orfordville  13) Andy Raley, Fall River  14) Jessica Breunig, Columbus  15) Jordan Egli, Waterloo  16) Brandon Angileri, Beloit  17) Eric Bennett, Beloit  18) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam

Fast Qualifier- AJ Lloyd—15.682 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Jamie Tate  2) Phil Wuesthoff

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  2) Chad Olds, Whitewater  3) Jeremy Bredeson, Deforest  4) Josh Lenz, Lake Mills  5) DJ Hill, Watertown  6) Bill Kohn, Madison  7) Bart Brockman, Rockford (IL)  8) Cade Watters, Sun Prairie  9) Barrett Hummelmaier, Beaver Dam  10) Carter Watters, Sun Prairie  11) Matt Weber, Whitewater  12) Tyler Edmundson, Janesville

Fast Qualifier- Chad Olds—14.151 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Josh Lenz  2) Bill Kohn

 

Legends-

Feature Results- 1) Aaron Moyer, West Bend  2) Brady Fox-Rhode, Loretto (MN)  3) Riley Stenjem, Stoughton  4) Max McNamara, McHenry (IL)  5) Dilon Schwanbeck, Poynette  6) Ryan Weyer, Hubertus  7) Cole Grey, Endeavor  8) David McCalla, Cedar Rapids (IA)  9) Noah Eisenhouer, Freeport (IL)  10) Rick Schaefer, West Bend  11) Mark Ritger, Elkhart Lake  12) Derek Mueller, Verona  13) Lucas Stevenson, Janesville  14) Frank Beutel, Stoughton

Fast Qualifier- Aaron Moyer—15.543 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) David McCalla  2) Brady Fox-Rhode

Photo By: Mark Melchiori

Hubred Hangs On to Win American Ethanol 50

 

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, July 1, 2017)                   Cambridge driver, Kody Hubred, has looked strong in the early going this season at Jefferson Speedway. Hubred continued to build on his early success by getting his first feature win of 2017. Hubred took the lead on lap six and led the rest of way, surviving a late race challenge by Michael Grueneberg, to win the American Ethanol 50 lap Late Model feature.

Steven Sauer and Seth Reamer paced the strong field of 18 hot shoes to the drop of the green. Sauer held the slight advantage at the completion of lap one, clearing for sole possession of the top spot on the second circuit. On lap, Reamer got crossed up as he exited turn two, allowing Hubred to fire past into second. Hubred charged up behind Sauer, dropping to his inside on lap five. Hubred drew even and then past Sauer on lap six to take over the point and begin to pull away. Meanwhile, Steve Dobbratz moved into third behind Sauer with Dale Nottestad and Grueneberg also joining the top five. On lap 16, Dobbratz got by Sauer for second with Nottestad and Grueneberg in tow as well. Nottestad quickly went to work on Dobbratz, stealing second away on lap 18 and bringing Grueneberg along for the ride. By lap 20 Hubred was enjoying a straightaway advantage while Nottestad and Grueneberg began to battle for second. On lap 30 Grueneberg got a strong run off turn two as he slipped inside Nottestad. After a brief battle, Grueneberg moved into the runner up position. Hubred continued to enjoy a large lead until the yellow flag waved on lap 46 when Sauer spun down the backstretch. The leaders closed up for the final four laps as Hubred tried to hang on to the race he had led for so long. As racing resumed, Grueneberg began to apply heavy pressure to Hubred as the two raced each other very hard. Neither driver gave an inch with Hubred maintaining the advantage all the way to the checkers. At the stripe, it was Hubred for the win followed by Grueneberg, Nottestad, Dobbratz and Kyle Smith.

Beloit’s Robert Hansberry Jr completed the clean sweep on the evening after winning the Sportsman 30 lap feature as well as capturing fast time through qualifying and winning his heat race. Tim Coley and Jim Taylor battled for control of the lead from the front row as the race got underway. The duo raced side by side for the opening seven laps until Taylor moved out front alone. Coley fell back to second in front of Jay Kalbus. Coley and Kalbus made contact on lap nine resulting in Coley spinning to force the yellow. Both drivers were relegated to the rear for the restart with Taylor still showing the way and Jake Schraufnagel in second. After another caution on lap 15, Schraufnagel began to pressure Taylor for the lead. After a two lap fight, Schraufnagel moved out front with Chris Chenoweth trying to follow under Taylor for second. Chenoweth made the pass with Hansberry following into third. On lap 19, Schraufnagel bobbled as the he raced off turn two. Chenoweth tried to pounce, but couldn’t make the pass stick. A lap later, Hansberry charged into second and pulled up behind the leader. Hansberry dove under Schraufnagel on lap 20 as they raced side by side for the lead. Hansberry cleared for the top spot on lap 23 and drove away to grab the win. Schraufnagel was second followed by Chenoweth, Taylor and Kalbus.

Edgerton’s Mark English was declared the winner of the 20 lap International feature event. Ashley Gottschalk led lap one with Jason Uttech up to second and Nick Schmidt in third. Schmidt got by Uttech on lap five for second as he began to size up the early leader. Schmidt moved under Gottschalk on lap six, taking the top spot away as Gottschalk began to fall off the pace. Gottschalk stalled on the back stretch to force the sole caution of the race on lap eight. Schmidt and Tom Berens led the field back to green with Berens firing into the lead on the restart. Schmidt tried to fight back on the low side while English watched from third. Berens maintained control of the lead as Schmidt fell back into a battle for second with English. English took the position for himself on lap 13 as he began to look for a way around Berens. Berens stayed on the low side of the racing surface forcing English to try the outside. But English couldn’t make a move on Berens in the closing laps. At the checkers, it was Berens crossing the stripe first with English close behind. Following post-race inspection, Berens was forced to vacate his finishing position, handing the victory to English. Neil Higgins was awarded second followed by Uttech, Noah Pankow and Jamie Kohn.

In Hobby Stock action, it was Beloit’s Brandon Angileri holding on to win the 25 lap feature event. Jim Wolf and Jon Benninger opened the racing on the front row as they fought for control of the lead. Wolf took sole possession of the top spot briefly until Benninger charged back alongside. Benninger moved out front on lap seven with Angileri following past Wolf for second. Angileri began to apply heavy pressure to Benninger while AJ Lloyd moved into third. On lap 13, Angileri motored under Benninger, clearing for the lead on the exit of turn two. Lloyd followed into second and they pair of drivers began to separate themselves from the rest of the pack. Lloyd staying in Angileri’s tracks waiting for the youngster to make a mistake. But Angileri stayed strong out front to see the checkers first and get the win. Lloyd settled for second with Benninger, Bud Riedner and Phil Wuesthoff completing the top five.

Fort Atkinson’s Chris Gottschalk won the 15 lap Road Warrior feature event. Richie Nelson took the initial lead on lap one with Merek Pankow up to second. After an early caution on lap two, Pankow drove his ride to the lead with Craig Henning moving up to second and Gottschalk in tow for third. Gottschalk drove to the high side of Henning on lap six as they race wheel to wheel behind Pankow. Gottschalk cleared to second with five laps to go as he quickly went to work on Pankow. Gottschalk got under Pankow on lap 12, clearing for the lead a lap later. Gottschalk cruised to the checkers from there to score the win. Pankow was second with Henning, Bryan Gottschalk and Bill Sweeney rounding out the top five.

Jeremy Bredeson of Deforest won the 20 lap Bandit feature event. Barret Hummelmaier took the early lead with Bart Brockman running in second. After a caution on lap eight, Hummelmaier retook the lead with Bredeson charging up to second. Bredeson went to the outside as he looked to steal the top spot for himself. Bredeson drew even with Hummelmaier and then moved past into the lead on lap 11. Chad Olds followed into second, but ran out of time to make a move on Bredeson. At the checkers, it was Bredeson for the win followed by Olds, Nick Schmidt, Hummelmaier and Destiny Genore.

West Bend’s Aaron Moyer flexed his muscle on the way to winning the 20 lap Legends feature event. Tony Moyer led lap one until Dillon Schwanbeck and Shelby Berlin made it a three wide fight for first on lap two. Schwanbeck emerged with the lead with Aaron Moyer charging up to second. Moyer dove under Schwanbeck on lap four, stealing the point a lap later and beginning to pull away. Riley Stenjem drove up to second on lap six. Stenjem spent the remainder of the race trying to catch Moyer, but couldn’t run him down. At the stripe, it was Moyer for the win with Stenjem, Matt Berlin, Schwanbeck and Ryan Weyer rounding out the top five.

Next Saturday, July 8, is a full program of racing sponsored by Culver’s of Johnson Creek. Time trials begin at 5pm with racing at 7pm. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18. Please visit jeffersonspeedway.com for more information.

 

JEFFERSON SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY

Late Model-

Feature Results- 1) Kody Hubred, Cambridge  2) Michael Grueneberg, Madison  3) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge  4) Steve Dobbratz, Rio  5) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills  6) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  7) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  8) John Ovadal, Watertown  9) Eddie May, Crystal Lake (IL)  10) Jacob Nottestad, Utica  11) Don Gaserude, Fort Atkinson  12) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek  13) Cody Erdmann, Horicon  14) Steven Sauer, Waterloo  15) Shane Morrissey, Cuba City  16) Seth Reamer, Beaver Dam  17) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  18) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson

Fast Qualifier- Jason Erickson—14.041 seconds

Last Chance- Jerry Eckhardt, Dylan Schuyler, Cody Erdmann, Don Gaserude, Shane Morrissey

Consy- Greg Bowers, Lincoln Keeser, Tony Koepke

Heat Winners- 1) Allen Borntreger  2) Cody Erdmann  3) Kody Hubred  4) Shaun Scheel

 

Sportsman-

Feature Results- 1) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit  2) Jake Schraufnagel, Slinger  3) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown  4) Jim Taylor, Stoughton  5) Jay Kalbus, Watertown  6) Josh Madell, Mayville  7) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson  8) Mahlon Borntreger, Elroy  9) Bryce Miller, Columbus  10) Tony Ciano, Janesville  11) Chris Jones,   12) Tim Coley, Madison  13) Rick Coppernoll, Stoughton  14) Jim Tate Jr, Doylestown  15) Bobby Selsing, Johnson Creek  16) Jason Thoma, Jefferson

Fast Qualifier- Robert Hansberry Jr—14.745 seconds

Last Chance- Rick Coppernoll, Bryce Miller, Chris Jones, Jim Tate Jr

Heat Winners- 1) Rick Coppernoll  2) Jason Thoma  3) Robert Hansberry Jr

 

International-

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

Fast Qualifier- Mark English—15.948 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Joe Cross  2) Mark English

 

Hobby Stock-

Feature Results- 1) Brandon Angileri, Beloit  2) AJ Lloyd, Loves Park (IL)  3) Jon Benninger, Windsor  4) Bud Riedner, Waunakee  5) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  6) Dustin Ward, Waterloo  7) Dan Snyder, Madison  8) Jared Vike, Sussex  9) Kenny Storkson, Indianford  10) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater  11) Jim Wolf, Watertown  12) Jamie Tate, Doylestown  13) Chuck Egli, Stoughton  14) Gary Paulick, Union Grove  15) Jordan Egli, Stoughton  16) Ricky Sanwick, Janesville

Fast Qualifier- Phil Wuesthoff—15.737 seconds

Last Chance- Jamie Tate, Jordan Egli, Gary Paulick, Ricky Sanwick

Heat Winners- 1) Jordan Egli  2) Brandon Angileri

 

Road Warrior-

Feature Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson  2) Merek Pankow, Jefferson  3) Craig Henning, Helenville  4) Bryan Gottschalk, Jefferson  5) Bill Sweeney, Lake Mills  6) Rickie Nelson, Evansville  7) Mark Dewey, Janesville  8) Rodger Stephenson, Cambridge  9) Bill Reynolds, Watertown  10) Leroy Gronert, Jefferson

Fast Qualifier- Chris Gottschalk—16.555 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Bill Reynolds  2) Craig Henning

 

Bandit-

Feature Results- 1) Jeremy Bredeson, Deforest  2) Chad Olds, Whitewater  3) Nick Schmidt, Watertown  4) Barrett Hummelmaier, Beaver Dam  5) Destiny Genore, Beloit  6) Bart Brockman, Rockford (IL)  7) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson  8) Bill Kohn, Madison  9) Steve Privett, Deforest  10) Brett Carson, Fort Atkinson  11) Tyler Edmundson, Janesville  12) Cade Watters, Sun Prairie  13) DJ Hill, Watertown  14) Ross LaMont, Cherry Valley (IL)  15) McKayla Adams, Sun Prairie  16) Kelsey Dobbs, Beloit

Fast Qualifier- Nick Schmidt—14.161 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Barrett Hummelmaier  2) Kelsey Dobbs

 

Legends-

Feature Results- 1) Aaron Moyer, West Bend  2) Riley Stenjem, Stoughton  3) Matt Berlin, Mequon  4) Dillon Schwanbeck, Poynette  5) Ryan Weyer, Hubertus  6) Frank Beutel, Caledonia  7) Shelby Berlin,  8) Derek Mueller, Verona  9) Mark Ritger, Elkhart Lake  10) Cole Grey, Endeavor  11) Tony Moyer, Allenton  12) Lucas Stevenson  13) Kyle Hatton, Crowne Point (IN)

Fast Qualifier- Aaron Moyer—15.528 NEW TRACK RECORD

Heat Winners- 1) Dillon Schwanbeck  2) Aaron Moyer

 

Shaun Scheel Charges to Win

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

JEFFERSON SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY

Late Model-

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

Fast Qualifier- Jason Erickson—14.225 seconds

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

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

 

Sportsman-

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

Fast Qualifier- Robert Hansberry Jr—14.850 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Dan Schmidt  2) Jay Kalbus

 

International-

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

Fast Qualifier- Mike Lambert—15.952 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Jamie Kohn  2) Mike Lambert

 

Road Warrior-

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

Fast Qualifier- Chris Gottschalk—16.692 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Jason Uttech  2) Bryan Gottschalk

 

Bandit-

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

Fast Qualifier- Chad Olds—14.313 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Cade Watters  2) Bart Brockman

 

Bandolero-

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

Fast Qualifier- Alex Hartwig—14.270 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Anna Malouf  2) Kolton Guralski 

Photo By: Mark Melchiori

 

Jacob Nottestad Wins First Career Feature      

      

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

JEFFERSON SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY

Late Model-

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

Fast Qualifier- Casey Johnson—14.266 seconds

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

Consi- Lincoln Keeser, Ed Kubicz

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

Best Appearing Car Contest Winner- Shaun Scheel

 

Sportsman-

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

Fast Qualifier- Robert Hansberry Jr—14.909 seconds

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

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

Best Appearing Car Contest Winner- Dustin Ward

 

International-

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

Fast Qualifier- Mike Lambert—16.012 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Jamie Kohn  2) Mark English

Best Appearing Car Contest Winner- Josh Marx

 

Hobby Stock-

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

Fast Qualifier- AJ Lloyd—15.955 seconds

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

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

Best Appearing Car Contest Winner- Kenny Storkson

 

Road Warrior-

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

Fast Qualifier- Chris Gottschalk—16.644 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Merek Pankow  2) Bryan Gottschalk

Best Appearing Car Contest Winner- Craig Henning

 

Bandit-

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

Fast Qualifier- Jeremy Bredeson—14.404 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Josh Lenz  2) Cade Watters

Best Appearing Car Contest Winner- Chad Olds

 

Ovadal Returns to Victory Lane

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

JEFFERSON SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY

Late Model-

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

Fast Qualifier- Dale Nottestad—14.248 seconds

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

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

 

Sportsman-

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

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

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

Fast Quallifier- Jason Thoma—14.880 seconds

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

 

International-

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

Fast Qualifier- Seth Green—15.891 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Adam Schook  2) Neil Higgins

 

Hobby Stock-

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

Fast Qualifier- Dan Snyder—15.871 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Brandon Angileri  2) Kenny Storkson

 

Road Warrior-

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

Fast Qualifier- Chris Gottschalk—16.649 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Bill Reynolds  2) Craig Henning

 

Bandolero-

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

Fast Qualifier- Kolton Guralski—14.603 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Anna Malouf  2) Kolton Guralski

Casey Johnson Claims Season Opener

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

JEFFERSON SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY

 

Late Model-

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

Fast Qualifier- Dale Nottestad—14.094 seconds

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

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

 

Sportsman-

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

Fast Qualifier- Bobby Selsing—14.623 seconds NEW TRACK RECORD

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

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

 

International-

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

Fast Qualifier- Mark English—15.930 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Seth Green  2) Jamie Kohn

 

Hobby Stock-

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

Fast Qualifier- AJ Lloyd—15.822 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Lucas Buckingham  2) Kenny Storkson

 

Road Warrior-

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

Fast Qualifier- Chris Gottschalk—16.480 seconds

Heat Winners- 1) Brandon DeLacy  2) Chris Gottschalk

 

Bandit-

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

Fast Qualifier- Chad Olds—14.258 seconds

Heat Winner- CJ Hemiller