2017 Madison International Speedway Schedule
Bobby Wilberg (NASCAR Late Models), Robert Hansberry Jr. (NASCAR Sportsman), and Dave Schmidt (NASCAR Bandits) were crowned 2017 NASCAR Track Champions at Madison International Speedway tonight.

 

For Wilberg it was his thirteenth track championship at Madison.  His total is the most for a single driver in speedway history. “it’s amazing. It just shows what hard work does.  We’ve been working on this car all year.  We got a little behind the eight ball early on in the season.  This is something very special.  This one’s for mom and dad…I hope you’re watching,” said an emotional Wilberg from victory lane.

Jeremy Miller finished in second place while Zack Riddle was in third place.  Will Rece, who finished in fourth place overall, won the Late Model Rookie of the Year.

Robert Hansberry Jr. won his fourth title in the NASCAR Dave’s White Rock Sportsman.

“There are so many people who make this happen, but I have to start by thanking my family,” said Hansberry Jr. who became the winningest Sportsman driver in Madison history this season.

Mike Taylor finished in the runner-up position with Trevor Robinson taking home third place.  Bryan Hellenbrand won Rookie of the Year honors for the division.

Schmidt won his first-ever track championship at Madison in the NASCAR Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits. “I wanted to win them both tonight.  We were going for it, but what can you do,” said Schmidt.

Dan Snyder finished second overall with McKayla Adams taking third place.

Three drivers also won the RA Heating and Air Conditioning Dash Series for their respective divisions:  Zack Riddle (Late Models), Robert Hansberry Jr. (Sportsman), and Steve Dickson (Bandits).

Andrew Morrissey drove Dave Klein’s Outlaw Late Model in the Mad Town Meltdown Time Trials and set a new stock car record on Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile with a lap of 16.639 (108.180 mph)

Late Model Checkered Flags Go to Wilberg and Riddle

Bobby Wilberg and Zack Riddle each won a 30 lap feature in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Models.

In the first feature, the field was brought to the green flag by John Baumeister Jr. and Tom Gille.   Baumeister Jr. quickly took the lead with Jacob Goede up to second followed by Gille, Will Rece, and Miller.

Miller was on the move through the field as he moved into fourth on lap 6 with Wilberg up to fifth one lap later. On lap 7 Miller worked his way past Gille to take third with Wilberg right behind him.  Out front Baumeister Jr. was holding on to a two car length lead over Goede.  But Miller was quickly moving up and pulled to the inside of Goede on lap 13 to take second and on lap 14 powered his way past Baumeister Jr. to take the lead just before the caution flag waved for a spin.

Miller continued to lead after the restart, but Wilberg was not going to let him out of his sight.  On lap 18 Wilberg pulled to the inside going into turn three and made the pass for the lead.  The two  then began to put some distance between themselves and the top five cars of Zack Riddle, Goede, and Rusty Hansen.  Wilberg was able to increase his lead over Miller to three car lengths with five laps to go.  From there it was all Wilberg who cruised to victory lane.  Miller finished second followed by Riddle, Goede, and Hansen.

“It was good hard racing there with Jeremy.  It’s good racing and I like racing with Jeremy.  It’s going to go down to the wire,” said Wilberg.

The track championship was now down to the final race.  Wilberg had a one point advantage over Miller and the title would go to whoever finished higher in the second feature.   It was that simple.

Wilberg and Miller would be starting side by side in row four.

Brian Beale jumped out to the early lead and led the first lap before the caution flag came out when Jeremy Miller’s motor expired bringing out the caution, ending his night, and eliminating him from title contention.

Beale continued to lead after the restart with Brent Edmunds, Zack Riddle, Will Rece, and Rusty Hansen in pursuit.  On lap 6 Riddle moved up to second followed by Rece and Hansen.  On lap 10 Dale Nottestad joined the top five with Wilberg in sixth.

Riddle was doing everything possible to get past Beale and made the pass for the lead coming down the front shoot on lap 14.  Rece moved up to second ahead of Beale but was still multi-car lengths behind Riddle.  With ten laps to go Wilberg slid by Hansen to take fourth.  Trouble struck for Rece who dropped off the pace with five laps to go allowing Wilberg to move up to second.

But Wilberg wouldn’t be able to catch Riddle who picked up his second win of the season. Beale, Hansen, and Nottestad rounded out the top five.

“It’s been a roller coaster year.  Tonight we had a real good car,” said Riddle.

Riddle won the RA Heating and Air Conditioning Dash while Jeremy Miller set fast time with a lap of 18.690 (96.308 mph).

Hansberry Jr. and Weber Take Home Sportsman Checkered Flags

Robert Hansberry Jr. and Chris Weber each won a feature in tonight’s Dave’s White Rock Sportsman.

Hansberry Jr. took the checkered flag in the first 20 lap feature.

Gary Hellenbrand and Mike Taylor brought the field of ten cars to the line in the first 20 lap feature.  Taylor quickly jumped out to a six car length lead over Hellenbrand and the rest of the field. On lap 9 Ray Hellenbrand took over the second position with a great distance still between himself and the leader.  On lap 11 Chris Weber moved up to third while Ray Hellenbrand was closing the gap on Taylor.

Not only did Taylor have his hands full with Ray Hellenbrand, but Weber and Hansberry Jr. had joined the mix with four laps to go.  Weber was putting heavy pressure on Ray Hellenbrand for second when the two made contact sending Hellenbrand spinning in turn four who was then collected by Gary Hellenbrand bringing out the caution.

On the restart Hansberry Jr. powered his way to the outside of Taylor to take the lead and sprint his way to victory lane.  Taylor finished second followed by Trevor Robinson, Tim Wondrash, and Weber.

“We got lucky and pulled it off and we’ll try to get the second one,” said Hansberry Jr.

In the second feature Chris Weber took the lead on the second lap and began pulling away from the field, but Robert Hansberry Jr. wasn’t about to let that happen as he was up to challenge for the top spot on lap 5.  At the half-way mark the two were side by side with both Trevor Robinson and Mike Taylor closing in on them.

On lap 13 Weber was able to open up some running room while Hansberry Jr. and Trevor Robinson were fighting it out for second.  Robinson took over the second position on lap 16 while Weber was building his advantage.

But Weber was simply too fast in this race as he picked up his first win at Madison.  Robinson finished second followed by Hansberry Jr., Taylor, and Bryan Hellenbrand.

“The car wasn’t too bad.  It still needs some work,” said Weber.

Bryan Hellenbrand was honored as the 2017 Rookie of the Year for the Sportsman.

In his first appearance at Madison in 2017, Chris Weber set fast time with a lap of 20.036 (89.838 mph).  Weber also won the RA Heating and Air Conditioning Dash.  Hansberry Jr. won the overall Dash title.

Schmidt and Dickson Get Wins in the Bandits

Dave Schmidt and Steve Dickson picked up the wins tonight in the Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits.

Schmidt won the first 20 lap feature

McKayla Adams jumped out to the early lead after getting ahead of Bart Brockman at the wave of the green flag.  Dan Snyder and Dave Schmidt were quickly up to battle Adams for the lead.  On lap 5 Schmidt moved to the inside of Snyder for second.  On lap 8 Schmidt pulled to the outside of Adams and the two raced side by side with Snyder close behind in third. 

On lap 12 Schmidt passed Adams to take the lead with Lyle Phillips moving ahead of Snyder for third.  Schmidt opened up a big lead over Adams and the rest of the field and cruised to victory lane.  Adams finished in second followed by Phillips, Snyder, and Steve Dickson.

“One more to go,” said Schmidt who was on his way to a track championship.

Steve Dickson jumped out to the early lead with Lyle Phillips and Dave Schmidt in second and third.  Schmidt took the second spot from Phillips on lap 6 and began hunting down Dickson.  When it appeared that Schmidt might be ready to take the lead, he got loose coming out of turn four giving Phillips back the second position.

Dickson was able to keep Phillips at bay until the caution flag waved for a spin on lap 17.  On the restart Phillips gained the advantage over Dickson from the outside, but Dickson fought back and got the win at the stripe.

 “We thought this might be our year,” said Dickson who picked up his third feature win of the season.

Dave Schmidt had the fastest time in qualifying with a lap of 14.790 (60.852 mph).  Steve Dickson won the RA Heating and Air Conditioning Dash.

Next Friday (September 8th) at Madison it’s the Night of Destruction featuring a wide variety of events including Monster Trucks, 6Shooters, and much more.  A gigantic fireworks program will also be featured.  Adult tickets are $20.00, Whelen Heroes and Seniors are $16.00, Students 12-17 are $10.00, children 6-11 are $5.00, and 5 and under free.  Save big money by purchasing a “Family” ticket that includes two adults and up to four students / children for just $40.00.  Grandstands open at 6:00 with the first event slated for 7:30 PM.

Photo By: Jess Riedner

BOBBY WILBERG TAKES HOME THE CHECKERED FLAG AND LEADS JEREMY MILLER BY 3 POINTS GOING INTO FINAL WEEK

Oregon, Wi - Bobby Wilberg started seventh and took the lead on lap 5 and went on to win the 30 lap feature for the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Models. With double features next week Wilberg leads Jeremy Miller 890-887. Trevor Robinson won his first-ever feature in the Dave’s White Rock Sportsman with Dave Schmidt taking the win in the Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits and Ken Morris topping the Roto Rooter 6Shooters.

Bobby Wilberg Wins a Wild One

Bobby Wilberg won the caution filled 30 lap feature for the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Models. 

The talented nineteen car field was led to the green flag by Pat Richgels and Bill Baumeister who raced side by side for the first two laps before getting together coming out of turn one sending cars spinning to avoid and bringing out the caution flag. Both drivers were sent to the back of the field as a result.

Will Rece took the lead on the restart followed by Wilberg, Michael Bilderback, and Brent Edmunds. On lap 5 Wilberg pulled inside of Rece coming out of turn two to take the lead just before several cars got together in turn one bringing out the second caution flag of the night.

Wilberg continued to lead after the restart with Bilderback up to second before another caution flag came out on lap 7 when Rece and Zack Riddle made contact on the front stretch. Wilberg, Bilderback, and Nick Panitzke broke away from the pack on the restart with Wilberg again taking the lead before the caution waved again for a spin after the field completed just one lap. Two more restarts led to two more caution flags for spins behind the leaders.

Wilberg was able to get back out front with Panitzke passing Bilderback for second on lap 13 with Jeremy Miller and Adam Peschek rounding out the top five. Wilberg was able to open up a two car length advantage over Panitzke with ten laps to go with the top four distancing themselves from the rest of the field. With six laps to go John Baumeister Jr. broke into the top five when he passed Peschek.

Panitzke was able to close the gap on Wilberg to a single car length with four laps to go. With three laps to go the caution flag came out when Brian Beale made contact with the wall in turn three setting up another restart.

Wilberg and Panitzke raced side by side back to the green flag with Wilberg gaining the upper hand and leading the rest of the way to the green flag. Panitzke, Bilderback, Baumeister Jr., and Brent Edmunds rounded out the top five.

“That was a long race. It felt like two hundred laps. The car was fast in practice, but I didn’t do well in qualifying,” said Wilberg.

Fast time was set by Panitzke with a trip of 18.882 (95.329 mph). Bilderback won the RA Heating and Air Conditioning Dash. Heat races were won by John Baumeister Jr., Jeremy Miller, and Wilberg.


Trevor Robinson Performs His Magic in Sportsman Feature

Trevor “Magic Shoes” Robinson won his first-ever feature at Madison by holding off Robert Hansberry Jr. in the 20 lap event for the Dave’s White Rock Sportsman.

Shawn Evans and Robinson paced the field of eleven cars to the green flag.

Robinson won the drag race to take the early lead from Evans who surrendered the second position on lap 2 to Robert Hansberry Jr. just prior to the waving of the caution flag for a spin.

Robinson maintained his lead over Hansberry Jr. when the green flag waved with Mike Taylor up to third as the top three broke away from the pack. Hansberry Jr. made several attempts to get by Robinson on the outside but each time he was able to hold him off.

On the final lap Hansberry Jr. gave it one more shot but again would be denied as Robinson picked up the checkered flag. Hansberry Jr. finished second followed by Taylor, Ray Hellenbrand, and Evans.

“Hansberry was really fast tonight. I’ve been trying to get this for two years and it’s great,” said Robinson.

For the first time at Madison, Gary Hellenbrand set fast time with a lap of 20.351 (88.448 mph). The RA Heating and Air Conditioning Dash was won by Mike Taylor. Heat races were won by Ray Hellenbrand and Trevor Robinson.
 

Dave Schmidt Best of the Bandits

Dave Schmidt won the 20 lap feature for the Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits. It was his fourth victory of the season and increased his point lead in the division with two feature events remaining on the schedule.

Bill Kohn jumped out to the early lead followed by Jeremy Bredeson and Steve Dickson. On lap 4 Dave Schmidt worked his way past Dickson for third and one lap later passed Bredeson for second and started to hunt down the leader. On lap 9 Schmidt raced by Kohn on the outside to take the lead and quickly pulled away from the field. Kohn was able to hang on to second place with Nick Schmidt and Dany Snyder in pursuit. 

With four laps to go Nick Schmidt moved into second place, but nobody was going to be able to catch Dave Schmidt as long as the race stayed green. It stayed green and Dave Schmidt easily picked up the win with Nick Schmidt, Snyder, Kohn, and Lyle Phillips completing the top five.

“We’ve been getting faster and faster each week,” said Schmidt.

Dave Schmidt was the fastest qualifier with a circuit of 14.767 (60.946 mph). Dan Snyder won the RA Heating and Air Conditioning Dash. Lyle Phillips and Steve Dickson won the heat races.



6Shooter Win Goes to Ken Morris

Ken Morris notched his second feature win of the season in the Roto Rooter 6Shooter 12 lap main event.

Randy Grant and Cory Xander raced side by side for the early lead before a spin on lap 2 brought out the caution flag. Xander led following the restart for one lap before Ken Morris took the lead from the outside. 

Morris quickly ran away from the field as the main action was taking place behind him. Mike Seidel moved up to second followed by Nick Krohn, Chris Brugger, and Trevor Chilson. Krohn powered his way to second with three laps to go, and was able to hold off Seidel and Chilson at the stripe but were never able to get close to Morris.

“I want to thank everyone for coming. It means a lot to us as drivers,” said Morris.

Heat races were won by Trevor Chilson and Nick Krohn.

Next week at Madison is Whelen Engineering Season Championship Night with double features for the Late Models, Sportsman, and Bandits. Gates open at 6:00 with qualifying at 6:15 and racing at 7:30.

Results

NASCAR Late Models

A Feature 1 30 laps

1. 28W-Bobby Wilberg, [6]; 2. 22P-Nick Panitzke, [11]; 3. 2MB-Michael Bilderback, [7]; 4. 19B-John Baumeister, [14]; 5. 87E-Brent Edmunds, [4]; 6. 14R-Zack Riddle, [9]; 7. 5M-Jeremy Miller, [12]; 8. 1A-Steve Anderson, [16]; 9. 12B-Billy Baumeister, [2]; 10. 66P-Adam Peschek, [13]; 11. 64P-Jesse Pokszyk, [18]; 12. 32D-Paul Dygon, [19]; 13. 15R-Pat Richgels, [1]; 14. 78L-Matt Lundberg, [15]; 15. 15WR-Will Rece, [3]; 16. 18B-Brian Beale, [10]; 17. 37JS-Jesse Saunders, [8]; 18. 3G-Shawn Gunsolus, [17]; 19. 40G-Tom Gille, [5]; 20. 7H-Rusty Hansen, [20]

Dash 1 6 laps

1. 2MB-Michael Bilderback, [6]; 2. 5M-Jeremy Miller, [4]; 3. 18B-Brian Beale, [2]; 4. 14R-Zack Riddle, [3]; 5. 22P-Nick Panitzke, [1]; 6. 37JS-Jesse Saunders, [5]

Heat 1 8 laps

1. 19B-John Baumeister, [5]; 2. 78L-Matt Lundberg, [4]; 3. 3G-Shawn Gunsolus, [2]; 4. 1A-Steve Anderson, [3]; 5. 64P-Jesse Pokszyk, [1]; 6. 32D-Paul Dygon, [6]

Heat 2 8 laps

1. 5M-Jeremy Miller, [6]; 2. 12B-Billy Baumeister, [2]; 3. 40G-Tom Gille, [4]; 4. 2MB-Michael Bilderback, [5]; 5. 87E-Brent Edmunds, [3]; 6. 18B-Brian Beale, [7]; 7. 66P-Adam Peschek, [1]

Heat 3 8 laps

1. 28W-Bobby Wilberg, [4]; 2. 15WR-Will Rece, [2]; 3. 7H-Rusty Hansen, [3]; 4. 14R-Zack Riddle, [6]; 5. 15R-Pat Richgels, [1]; 6. 37JS-Jesse Saunders, [5]; 7. 22P-Nick Panitzke, [7]

Qualifying 1

1. 22P-Nick Panitzke, [13]; 2. 18B-Brian Beale, [11]; 3. 14R-Zack Riddle, [8]; 4. 5M-Jeremy Miller, [5]; 5. 37JS-Jesse Saunders, [16]; 6. 2MB-Michael Bilderback, [3]; 7. 28W-Bobby Wilberg, [14]; 8. 40G-Tom Gille, [17]; 9. 7H-Rusty Hansen, [6]; 10. 87E-Brent Edmunds, [1]; 11. 15WR-Will Rece, [10]; 12. 12B-Billy Baumeister, [7]; 13. 15R-Pat Richgels, [9]; 14. 66P-Adam Peschek, [19]; 15. 19B-John Baumeister, [12]; 16. 78L-Matt Lundberg, [20]; 17. 1A-Steve Anderson, [2]; 18. 3G-Shawn Gunsolus, [4]; 19. 64P-Jesse Pokszyk, [18]; 20. 32D-Paul Dygon, [15]

Dave’s White Rock Sportsman

A Feature 1 20 laps

1. 99TR-Trevor Robinson, [2]; 2. 95H-Robert Hansberry, [4]; 3. 4T-Mike Taylor, [3]; 4. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand, [7]; 5. 51E-Shawn Evans, [1]; 6. 00H-Gary Hellenbrand, [5]; 7. 03T-Jeff Thompson, [6]; 8. 1H-Bryan Hellenbrand, [11]; 9. 84W-Tim Wondrash, [8]; 10. 14DD-Dwight Dunlap, [10]; 11. 7M-Sam Messell, [9]

Dash 1 6 laps

1. 4T-Mike Taylor, [1]; 2. 00H-Gary Hellenbrand, [4]; 3. 51E-Shawn Evans, [3]; 4. 03T-Jeff Thompson, [5]; 5. 99TR-Trevor Robinson, [6]; 6. 95H-Robert Hansberry, [2]

Heat 1 8 laps

1. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand, [3]; 2. 14DD-Dwight Dunlap, [4]; 3. 84W-Tim Wondrash, [2]; 4. 1H-Bryan Hellenbrand, [5]; 5. 7M-Sam Messell, [1]

Heat 2 8 laps

1. 99TR-Trevor Robinson, [4]; 2. 51E-Shawn Evans, [5]; 3. 00H-Gary Hellenbrand, [3]; 4. 03T-Jeff Thompson, [6]; 5. 4T-Mike Taylor, [1]; (DNS) 95H-Robert Hansberry,

Qualifying 1 2 laps

1. 00H-Gary Hellenbrand, [4]; 2. 95H-Robert Hansberry, [1]; 3. 4T-Mike Taylor, [6]; 4. 99TR-Trevor Robinson, [2]; 5. 51E-Shawn Evans, [9]; 6. 03T-Jeff Thompson, [3]; 7. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand, [10]; 8. 84W-Tim Wondrash, [11]; 9. 7M-Sam Messell, [7]; 10. 14DD-Dwight Dunlap, [8]; 11. 1H-Bryan Hellenbrand, [5]

Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits

A Feature 1 20 laps

1. 10S-Dave Schmidt, [7]; 2. 09S-Nick Schmidt, [8]; 3. 51S-Dan Snyder, [6]; 4. 83K-Bill Kohn, [1]; 5. 35P-Lyle Phillips, [9]; 6. 77W-Cade Watters, [10]; 7. 7B-Jeremy Bredeson, [2]; 8. 49A-McKayla Adams, [5]; 9. 0P-Steve Putman, [3]; 10. 12M-Nicole Mueller, [12]; 11. 10D-Steve Dickson, [4]; 12. 13S-Travis Schneeberg, [11]

Dash 1 6 laps

1. 51S-Dan Snyder, [1]; 2. 10S-Dave Schmidt, [2]; 3. 10D-Steve Dickson, [3]; 4. 49A-McKayla Adams, [4]; 5. 09S-Nick Schmidt, [5]; 6. 0P-Steve Putman, [6]

Heat 1 8 laps

1. 35P-Lyle Phillips, [3]; 2. 77W-Cade Watters, [1]; 3. 83K-Bill Kohn, [4]; 4. 7B-Jeremy Bredeson, [5]; 5. 13S-Travis Schneeberg, [2]; 6. 12M-Nicole Mueller, [6]

Heat 2 8 laps

1. 10D-Steve Dickson, [2]; 2. 51S-Dan Snyder, [4]; 3. 10S-Dave Schmidt, [6]; 4. 49A-McKayla Adams, [3]; 5. 09S-Nick Schmidt, [5]; 6. 0P-Steve Putman, [1]

Qualifying 1

1. 10S-Dave Schmidt, [4]; 2. 09S-Nick Schmidt, [3]; 3. 51S-Dan Snyder, [10]; 4. 49A-McKayla Adams, [9]; 5. 10D-Steve Dickson, [5]; 6. 0P-Steve Putman, [1]; 7. 7B-Jeremy Bredeson, [2]; 8. 83K-Bill Kohn, [12]; 9. 35P-Lyle Phillips, [8]; 10. 13S-Travis Schneeberg, [7]; 11. 77W-Cade Watters, [11]; 12. 12M-Nicole Mueller, [6]

Roto Rooter 6Shooters

A Feature 1 12 laps

1. 78M-Ken Morris, [3]; 2. 8K-Nick Krohn, [12]; 3. 11S-Mike Seidel, [4]; 4. 101C-Trevor Chilson, [13]; 5. 18R-Jim Ronspiez, [10]; 6. 54B-Chris Brugger, [9]; 7. 01B-Mike Bollinger, [8]; 8. 83X-Cory Xander, [2]; 9. 19O-Ronnie Osborne, [6]; 10. 123M-Chad MacLeod, [7]; 11. 4W-Kevin Whitford, [11]; 12. 55N-Chad Niday, [5]; 13. 27G-Randy Grant, [1]

Heat 1 6 laps

1. 101C-Trevor Chilson, [5]; 2. 4W-Kevin Whitford, [1]; 3. 54B-Chris Brugger, [7]; 4. 123M-Chad MacLeod, [2]; 5. 55N-Chad Niday, [4]; 6. 78M-Ken Morris, [6]; 7. 27G-Randy Grant, [3]

Heat 2 6 laps

1. 8K-Nick Krohn, [2]; 2. 18R-Jim Ronspiez, [5]; 3. 01B-Mike Bollinger, [6]; 4. 19O-Ronnie Osborne, [4]; 5. 11S-Mike Seidel, [1]; 6. 83X-Cory Xander, [3]

Paul Shafer Jr. Wins Howie Lettow Classic

Dan Fredrickson Takes the 2017 Triple Crown Challenge

Paul Shafer Jr. of Portage, Indiana,  took the checkered flag in the Howie Lettow Classic while Dan Fredrickson of Lakeville, Minnesota, won the Super Late Model Triple Crown Challenge points race for 2017.  Kevin Knuese of Waukesha, Wisconsin, won the Midwest Truck Series main event while Bobby Frisch of Beloit, Wisconsin (Vintage) and Jamie Domski of Genoa City, Wisconsin (Super Cups) also took home checkered flags.

Paul Shafer Jr. Holds Off Johnny Sauter for Classic Victory

Paul Shafer Jr. held off Johnny Sauter to win the 50 lap Howie Lettow Classic.

The twenty car field was brought to the green flag by Andrew Morrissey and Johnny Sauter.  Morrissey and Sauter raced side by side with Sauter gaining the lead on the second lap.  Morrissey ran second with Paul Shafer Jr. and Austin Nason battling it out for third with Jeff Van Oudenhoven in fifth.  Shafer Jr. won the race for third and then took second from Morrissey with Nason close behind.

Shafer Jr. quickly closed in on Sauter for the lead and on lap 10 pulled to the inside to take the lead.  Shafer Jr. built a 1.7 second lead over Sauter and 2.1 seconds over Nason as the top three were pulling away from the fourth and fifth place cars of Morrissey and Dan Fredrickson.  Fredrickson worked his way past Morrissey for fourth while Casey Johnson cracked the top five after twenty laps.

Sauter cut the lead to less than five car lengths at the half-way mark as the leaders began to work their way through lapped traffic.  With twenty laps to go Shafer Jr.’s lead was down to less than two car lengths.

Shafer Jr. was able to increase his lead to 0.7 seconds with fifteen laps to go with Nason a distant third.  But Sauter wasn’t finished as once again he closed the gap to a car length.  On lap 40 Sauter took the lead from Shafer Jr. coming out of turn two and started to build a multi-car length lead.  The battle for third between Nason and Fredrickson was heating up with Fredrickson taking the spot with seven laps to go.

With five laps to go Sauter slowed coming out of turn two giving the lead back to Shafer Jr.  As Sauter appeared to be making his move to regain the lead his car slowed coming out of turn four due to ignition problems with one lap to go and allowing Shafer Jr. to cruise to victory lane.  Fredrickson finished second followed by Johnson, Sauter, and Nason.

“It was a lot of fun.  Johnny’s car was starting to shut off at the end.  We’ll take it any way we can,” said Shafer Jr.

“I love this race track.  It’s super fun.  It’s a great race, we would have loved to have a caution, but we had a good time,” said Fredrickson.

“We started back a ways and made up a lot of ground,” said third place finisher Casey Johnson.

Fredrickson won the 2017 Super Late Model Triple Crown Challenge with 355 points followed by Rich Bickle Jr. (285), Paul Shafer Jr. (284), Travis Sauter (254), and Bobby Wilberg (252) completing the top five.

Fredrickson set fast time with a lap of 17.516 (102.763 mph).  Reagan May, Fredrickson, and Paul Shafer Jr. won the ten lap heat races.

Kevin Knuese Wins a Wild One

It’s what you expect whenever the Midwest Trucks come to Madison.  Exciting side by side racing that goes down to the final lap.  And that’s what happened tonight as Kevin Knuese picked up his second win of the season at Madison in the 30 lap feature.

The field was brought to the green flag by James Swan and Nick Egan who raced side by side for the first lap before Egan grabbed the advantage from the outside.  The caution came out on lap 2 for a spinning truck in turn four.

From the outside, Swan won the restart with Egan, Kevin Knuese, Gabe Sommers, and Rick Corso in pursuit.  On lap 5, Egan pulled back to the inside of Swan and regained the lead from the inside.  On lap 8 Knuese muscled his way past Swan for second with Corso moving by Sommers for fourth as the top four started to pull away from the field.

On lap 13 Knuese pulled to the inside of Egan to battle for the lead while Corso moved to the inside of Swan for third with Chester Ace on the move in fifth.  One lap later Knuese took over the top spot and opened up a two truck length advantage over Egan.

The trio of Knuese, Egan, and Corso broke away from the pack with ten laps to go before Egan spun on the front stretch bringing out the caution flag.

Corso and Knuese raced side by side on the restart with Corso gaining the advantage before Knuese wrestled it back one lap later as the two traded some paint out front with Ace on the outside looking in.  Corso regained the lead on lap 5 with Ace up to challenge.  However, Knuese was not done as he worked his way back to the lead with three laps to go followed by Corso and Ace.

 Knuese was able to hold off the field to pick up the win with Corso, Ace, Swan, and Ross Christiansen rounding out the top five.

“That was a lot of work.  It was a lot of fun,” said Knuese from victory lane.

Chester Ace was fast qualifier with a mark of 19.122 (94.132 mph).  James Swan and Nick Egan were the winners in the heat races.

The Northern Illinois Vintage Stocks Cars made their first visit to Madison with Bobby Frisch picking up the win in their 15 lap feature.  Jamie Domski won for the second time this season at Madison in the Central States Region Super Cups.

Next Friday (August 25th) at Madison it’s Buck Night with all concessions just $1.00 and beer for $2.00 with racing action in the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Models, Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits, and Roto Rooter 6Shooters.  Fans will also have the opportunity to meet and greet all of the weekly racers for Autograph Night.

Complete results at misracing.com

NICK PANITZKE AND JEREMY MILLER PICK UP WINS TONIGHT AT MADISON

Nick Panitzke and Jeremy Miller (Late Models), Jason Thoma (Sportsman), Dave Schmidt and Nick Schmidt (Bandits), Aaron Moyer (Legends), and Karter Stark (Bandoleros) all picked up feature wins tonight as part of Kids’ Night at Madison International Speedway.

Panitzke and Miller Take Home Checkered Flags

Nick Panitzke and Jeremy Miller won features tonight for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Models.

In his first visit to Madison this season and his first Late Model start ever at Madison, Panitzke of Lonsdale, Minnesota, made his trip worthwhile picking up the checkered flag in the first 30 lap feature.

Jason Schuler and Brian Beale brought the twenty-one car field to the green flag with Schuler jumping out to the lead while Beale and Nick Panitzke were racing side by side for second. On lap 3 Panitzke cleared Beale for the second position. Jeremy Miller broke into the top five on lap 5 with Bobby Wilberg doing the same two laps later.

Out front Schuler was under heavy pressure from Panitzke who was able to take the lead coming out of turn two just before the caution flag waved for a spin back in the pack on lap 9.

Schuler and Panitzke brought the field back to green with Panitzke gaining the advantage from the outside. Panitzke opened up a six car length lead over Schuler by lap 11 with Miller, Wilberg, and Brady Liddle rounding out the top five.

With Panitzke running away from the field, the best battle on the track was shaping up behind him with Schuler, Miller, and Wilberg. However, a stalled car on the backstretch brought out the caution flag on lap 23 and negating Panitzke’s multi-car length lead.

Once again Schuler and Panitzke led the field back to green with Panitzke on the inside and Schuler on the outside. Panitzke was able to regain his lead with five laps to go with Schuler in second and Miller and Wilberg racing side by side for third with Wilberg winning that battle on lap 27. Will Rece moved his way past Miller as well to move into the fourth position.

Panitzke led the rest of the way to pick up the win followed by Schuler, Wilberg, Rece, and Miller.

“I love coming to these Wisconsin tracks. They have the best fans and it’s a lot of fun,” said Panitzke.

Jeremy Miller started ninth and picked up the win in the second 30 lap feature.

In the second feature, Pat Richgels and Tom Gille ushered the twenty car field to the green flag. Richgels jumped out to the early lead with Matt Lundberg working past Gille to take the second spot. John Baumeister Jr. moved into third on lap 3 and two laps later went to work Lundberg to take second. Jeremy Miller raced his way past Lundberg for third on lap 5 as well with Wilberg doing the same one lap later.

Nick Panitzke joined the top five on lap 7. Out front Richgels, Baumeister Jr., and Miller were breaking away from the pack. On lap 11 Baumeister Jr. found room to the inside of Richgels to take the lead. Miller and Wilberg moved into second and third ahead of Richgels on lap 12 with Panitzke moving into fourth on lap 13.

Miller took the lead coming out of turn four on lap 15 with Wilberg and Panitzke right behind as Baumeister Jr. settled for fourth and Zack Riddle in fifth.

The top three had no trouble working their way around lapped traffic as they had a sizeable lead over Baumeister Jr., Riddle, and Michael Bilderback who were battling it out for fourth.

Miller was able to keep Wilberg and Panitzke in his rear view mirror as he picked up the checkered flag. Wilberg, Panitzke, Baumeister Jr., and Riddle rounded out the top five.

“It’s a total team effort,” said Miller in a post race interview.

Bobby Wilberg was quick qualifier with a lap of 18.664 (96.442 mph). Brent Edmunds won the RA Heating and Air Conditioning Dash.

Clean Sweep for Jason Thoma

Jason Thoma dominated the Dave’s White Rock Sportsman tonight by setting fast time, winning the Dash, and taking home the checkered flag in both features.

Jason Thoma cruised to victory lane from his seventh starting position in the first 20 lap feature for the Dave’s White Rock Sportsman.

Ray Hellenbrand and Trevor Robinson paced the field to the green flag and raced side by side for the first two laps before Robinson gained the advantage. On lap 3 Jason Thoma worked his way around Hellenbrand for the second position and then moved past Robinson to take the lead two laps later.

Thoma quickly jumped out to a six car length advantage over Robinson Robert Hansberry Jr. moved into third on lap 11 with Mike Taylor up to fourth when he passed Hellenbrand. Thoma continued to run away from the field while his fellow competitors were hoping for a caution flag that never materialized. Robinson was able to hold off Hansberry Jr. for second while Taylor and Hellenbrand rounded out the top five.

“The car’s pretty fast tonight. We love coming here,” said Thoma.

Gary Hellenbrand took the early lead in the second 20 lap feature followed by Ray Hellenbrand, Hansberry Jr., and Thoma. On lap 3 Thoma moved past Hansberry Jr. into third place. On lap 4 Thoma passed both of the Hellenbrands to take the lead.

Within a couple of laps, Thoma’s lead was able to build a two second lead over Gary Hellenbrand. Terry Wangsness and Trevor Robinson cracked the top five with ten laps to go. On lap 13 Ray Hellenbrand moved into second ahead of Gary Hellenbrand who then had to fight off Robinson for third.

Thoma’s lead would evaporate on lap 16 when the caution flag flew for a spin on the front stretch. But the caution flag would not slow down Thoma who jumped back into the lead following the restart and led the rest of the way. Ray Hellenbrand finished second with Trevor Robinson, Gary Hellenbrand, and Terry Wangsness completing the top five.

“This car is really hooked up tonight,” said Thoma.

Thoma was fast qualifier with a lap of 20.042 (89.811 mph). He also picked up the win in the RA Heating and Air Conditioning Dash.

Schmidt Brothers Win Bandit Features

Dave and Nick Schmidt each won a 20 lap feature for the Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits.

Dave Schmidt won the first 20 lap feature for the Bandits after starting seventh in the field.

Steve Putman and Bill Kohn comprised the front row for the eleven car event. McKayla Adams wasted no time and moved into the lead before the first lap was completed. Dave Schmidt was up to second on lap 3 followed by Lyle Phillips, Jeremy Bredeson, and Steve Dickson.

Adams and Schmidt were pulling away from the field with Schmidt working to the inside of Adams on lap 11 and making the pass for the lead. Adams was not about to let Schmidt get away from her, but Schmidt was just too fast tonight and appeared to be on his way to victory lane until a caution flag with two laps to go changed things for the time being.

Schmidt won the race back to the green flag while Adams finished second followed by Dickson, Dan Snyder, and Lyle Phillips.

Steve Putman jumped out to the early lead in the second 20 lap feature with Nick Schmidt ready to take over the top spot on lap 4 just as the yellow flag came out for a stalled car. Schmidt was able to take the lead on the restart with Dan Snyder up to second. Steve Dickson moved past Putman on lap 5 for the third spot with Dave Schmidt moving up to fourth on the following lap.

Nick Schmidt and Snyder worked their way away from the field and were fighting it out for the lead. Schmidt was able to maintain the lead and run away and hide from Snyder. The best race on the speedway was for third where Dickson and Dave Schmidt were running side by side with Dickson winning the battle. Jeremy Bredeson finished in fifth.

Fastest qualifier was Nick Schmidt with a mark of 14.805 (60.79 mph). The RA Heating and Air Conditioning Dash was won by Steve Dickson.

Aaron Moyer Races to Legends Victory

Aaron Moyer won the 20 lap feature for the Legends which was his 23rd victory at Madison.

Ryan Weyer took the early lead with Riley Stenjem and Aaron Moyer up to challenge.

On lap 4 Moyer and Stenjem sprinted by Weyer with Moyer opening up a big lead over Stenjem.

By the half-way mark Moyer was working his way through lapped traffic with ease as only a caution flag could slow him down. But the race stayed green and Moyer cruised into victory lane.

“We’ve had a rough month so it feels great to be back in victory lane here at MIS,” said Moyer.

Quick time in qualifying was set by Aaron Moyer with a trip of 13.682 (64.93 mph) which narrowly missed breaking the track record. Riley Stenjem won the heat race.

Karter Stark King of the Bandoleros

Karter Stark took the lead on lap 7 and held off Cole Guralski to win the 12 lap feature for the Bandoleros.

Robbie Rucks and Michael Guderski brought the field of thirteen Bandoleros to the green flag. Guderski led the first three laps before Guralski worked his way to the outside to take the lead on lap 4. Stark moved into second and started to hunt down the leader. On lap 7 Stark powered his way to the inside of Guralski to take the lead and began to work his way in and around lapped traffic.

Stark was able to keep Guralski at bay to pick up the win. Guderski finished third followed by Emma Huntsiger and Kaleb Winter.

Heat race wins went to Anna Price and Cole Guralski. Michael Guderski won the the half-mile bike race for the Bandoleros.

Next week at Madison it’s the Howie Lettow Classic and Championship Round of the Super Late Model Triple Crown Challenge. The Midwest Trucks will be here for their fourth visit along with the Central States Super Cups. Pit gates open at 3:30 with practice at 5:00 followed by qualifying at 6:15 and racing at 7:30.

Results

NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Models

A Feature 1 30 laps

1. 22P-Nick Panitzke, [3]; 2. 37S-Jason Schuler, [1]; 3. 28W-Bobby Wilberg, [11]; 4. 15WR-Will Rece, [10]; 5. 5M-Jeremy Miller, [9]; 6. 18L-Brady Liddle, [5]; 7. 2MB-Michael Bilderback, [6]; 8. 14R-Zack Riddle, [12]; 9. 18B-Brian Beale, [2]; 10. 19B-John Baumeister, [7]; 11. 78L-Matt Lundberg, [17]; 12. 40G-Tom Gille, [15]; 13. 15R-Pat Richgels, [13]; 14. 12B-Billy Baumeister, [4]; 15. 1A-Steve Anderson, [18]; 16. 37R-Seth Reamer, [19]; 17. 16G-Russ Grossen, [21]; 18. 87E-Brent Edmunds, [8]; 19. 7H-Rusty Hansen, [14]; 20. 50G-Jake Gille, [16]; 21. 2K-Gary Krueger, [20]; (DNS) 3G-Shawn Gunsolus,

A Feature 2 30 laps

1. 5M-Jeremy Miller, [9]; 2. 28W-Bobby Wilberg, [11]; 3. 22P-Nick Panitzke, [13]; 4. 19B-John Baumeister, [4]; 5. 14R-Zack Riddle, [6]; 6. 2MB-Michael Bilderback, [7]; 7. 18B-Brian Beale, [5]; 8. 37S-Jason Schuler, [12]; 9. 15R-Pat Richgels, [1]; 10. 15WR-Will Rece, [10]; 11. 40G-Tom Gille, [2]; 12. 78L-Matt Lundberg, [3]; 13. 87E-Brent Edmunds, [18]; 14. 18L-Brady Liddle, [8]; 15. 12B-Billy Baumeister, [14]; 16. 50G-Jake Gille, [20]; 17. 37R-Seth Reamer, [16]; 18. 2K-Gary Krueger, [21]; 19. 1A-Steve Anderson, [15]; 20. 16G-Russ Grossen, [17]; (DNS) 7H-Rusty Hansen,

Dash 1 6 laps

1. 87E-Brent Edmunds, [5]; 2. 14R-Zack Riddle, [4]; 3. 5M-Jeremy Miller, [3]; 4. 19B-John Baumeister, [6]; 5. 28W-Bobby Wilberg, [1]; 6. 15WR-Will Rece, [2]

Qualifying 1

1. 28W-Bobby Wilberg, [22]; 2. 15WR-Will Rece, [16]; 3. 5M-Jeremy Miller, [11]; 4. 14R-Zack Riddle, [14]; 5. 87E-Brent Edmunds, [7]; 6. 19B-John Baumeister, [20]; 7. 2MB-Michael Bilderback, [10]; 8. 18L-Brady Liddle, [19]; 9. 12B-Billy Baumeister, [13]; 10. 22P-Nick Panitzke, [21]; 11. 18B-Brian Beale, [18]; 12. 37S-Jason Schuler, [3]; 13. 15R-Pat Richgels, [15]; 14. 7H-Rusty Hansen, [12]; 15. 40G-Tom Gille, [4]; 16. 50G-Jake Gille, [5]; 17. 78L-Matt Lundberg, [6]; 18. 1A-Steve Anderson, [8]; 19. 37R-Seth Reamer, [2]; 20. 2K-Gary Krueger, [9]; 21. 16G-Russ Grossen, [17]; (DNS) 3G-Shawn Gunsolus,

Dave’s White Rock Sportsman

A Feature 1 20 laps

1. 6T-Jason Thoma, [5]; 2. 99TR-Trevor Robinson, [2]; 3. 95H-Robert Hansberry, [6]; 4. 4T-Mike Taylor, [3]; 5. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand, [1]; 6. 55W-Terry Wangsness, [4]; 7. 00H-Gary Hellenbrand, [7]; 8. 1H-Bryan Hellenbrand, [8]; 9. 84W-Tim Wondrash, [10]; 10. 7M-Sam Messell, [9]

A Feature 2 20 laps

1. 6T-Jason Thoma, [8]; 2. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand, [4]; 3. 99TR-Trevor Robinson, [7]; 4. 00H-Gary Hellenbrand, [2]; 5. 55W-Terry Wangsness, [3]; 6. 4T-Mike Taylor, [5]; 7. 95H-Robert Hansberry, [6]; 8. 1H-Bryan Hellenbrand, [1]; 9. 84W-Tim Wondrash, [9]; 10. 7M-Sam Messell, [10]

Dash 1 6 laps

1. 6T-Jason Thoma, [1]; 2. 4T-Mike Taylor, [2]; 3. 99TR-Trevor Robinson, [3]; 4. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand, [4]; 5. 95H-Robert Hansberry, [5]

Qualifying 1

1. 6T-Jason Thoma, [9]; 2. 55W-Terry Wangsness, [1]; 3. 4T-Mike Taylor, [8]; 4. 99TR-Trevor Robinson, [5]; 5. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand, [2]; 6. 95H-Robert Hansberry, [4]; 7. 00H-Gary Hellenbrand, [6]; 8. 1H-Bryan Hellenbrand, [7]; 9. 7M-Sam Messell, [10]; 10. 84W-Tim Wondrash, [3]

Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits

A Feature 1 20 laps

1. 10S-Dave Schmidt, [7]; 2. 49A-McKayla Adams, [3]; 3. 10D-Steve Dickson, [9]; 4. 51S-Dan Snyder, [6]; 5. 35P-Lyle Phillips, [4]; 6. 09S-Nick Schmidt, [8]; 7. 7B-Jeremy Bredeson, [5]; 8. 83K-Bill Kohn, [2]; 9. 0P-Steve Putman, [1]; 10. 13S-Travis Schneeberg, [11]; 11. 112T-Chris Tolliver, [10]

A Feature 2 20 laps

1. 09S-Nick Schmidt, [4]; 2. 51S-Dan Snyder, [6]; 3. 10D-Steve Dickson, [7]; 4. 10S-Dave Schmidt, [9]; 5. 7B-Jeremy Bredeson, [3]; 6. 83K-Bill Kohn, [2]; 7. 35P-Lyle Phillips, [5]; 8. 0P-Steve Putman, [1]; 9. 112T-Chris Tolliver, [11]; 10. 13S-Travis Schneeberg, [10]; 11. 49A-McKayla Adams, [8]

Dash 1 6 laps

1. 10D-Steve Dickson, [4]; 2. 10S-Dave Schmidt, [2]; 3. 35P-Lyle Phillips, [6]; 4. 09S-Nick Schmidt, [1]; 5. 51S-Dan Snyder, [3]; 6. 7B-Jeremy Bredeson, [5]

Qualifying 1

1. 09S-Nick Schmidt, [7]; 2. 10S-Dave Schmidt, [10]; 3. 51S-Dan Snyder, [5]; 4. 10D-Steve Dickson, [9]; 5. 7B-Jeremy Bredeson, [8]; 6. 35P-Lyle Phillips, [1]; 7. 49A-McKayla Adams, [2]; 8. 83K-Bill Kohn, [3]; 9. 0P-Steve Putman, [6]; 10. 112T-Chris Tolliver, [4]; 11. 13S-Travis Schneeberg, [11]

Bandoleros

A Feature 1 15 laps

1. 92S-Karter Stark, [9]; 2. 56G-Kole Guralski, [4]; 3. 90G-Michael Guderski, [2]; 4. 16H-Emma Huntsiger, [6]; 5. 16W-Kaleb Winter, [12]; 6. 5R-Robbie Rucks, [8]; 7. 64PM-Anna Price, [7]; 8. 20G-Jevin Guralski, [3]; 9. 901H-Alex Hartwig, [5]; 10. J3-Justin Ziemlecki, [14]; 11. 17B-Keagen Benz, [1]; 12. 17Z-Jessica Ziemlecki, [13]; 13. 11W-Kaeden Wangsness, [11]; (DNS) 8W-Chase Wangsness,

Heat 1 6 laps

1. 64PM-Anna Price, [3]; 2. 11W-Kaeden Wangsness, [2]; 3. 17B-Keagen Benz, [1]; 4. J3-Justin Ziemlecki, [4]; 5. 5R-Robbie Rucks, [7]; 6. 8W-Chase Wangsness, [6]; 7. 17Z-Jessica Ziemlecki, [5]

Heat 2 6 laps

1. 56G-Kole Guralski, [3]; 2. 16H-Emma Huntsiger, [5]; 3. 20G-Jevin Guralski, [2]; 4. 901H-Alex Hartwig, [4]; 5. 16W-Kaleb Winter, [7]; 6. 90G-Michael Guderski, [1]; 7. 92S-Karter Stark, [6]

Legends

A Feature 1 20 laps

1. 140M-Aaron Moyer, [5]; 2. 77S-Riley Stenjem, [6]; 3. 12W-Ryan Weyer, [1]; 4. 34M-Derek Mueller, [4]; 5. 17G-Cole Gray, [2]; 6. 41M-Tony Moyer, [3]; 7. 3H-Michael Hoffman, [7]

Heat 1 8 laps

1. 77S-Riley Stenjem, [4]; 2. 140M-Aaron Moyer, [5]; 3. 12W-Ryan Weyer, [6]; 4. 17G-Cole Gray, [1]; 5. 41M-Tony Moyer, [2]; 6. 34M-Derek Mueller, [3]; 7. 3H-Michael Hoffman, [7]

Qualifying 1

1. 140M-Aaron Moyer, [4]; 2. 77S-Riley Stenjem, [3]; 3. 34M-Derek Mueller, [1]; 4. 41M-Tony Moyer, [2]; 5. 17G-Cole Gray, [5]; 6. 12W-Ryan Weyer, [6]; 7. 3H-Michael Hoffman, [7]

Photo By: Mark Melchiori

BOBBY WILBERG RETURNS TO VICTORY LANE AT MADISON

Nottestad and Wangsness Win Badgerland Championships

Oregon, Wi - Bobby Wilberg took home top honors in the Whelen All American NASCAR Late Models tonight at Madison. Mike Taylor (Sportsman), Steve Dickson (Bandits), and Jim Robinson (Hobby Stocks) also visited victory lane.

Dale Nottestad (Late Models) and Terry Wangsness (Sportsman) won the three race Badgerland Challenge featuring drivers from Madison, Jefferson, and Slinger. For each driver it was his second overall win in the three years of the series.

Bobby Wilberg Races to Late Model Win

Bobby Wilberg started ninth in the twenty-seven car field and won the 30 lap feature for the NASCAR Late Models to pick up his first win of the 2017 season. Dale Nottestad won the Badgerland Challenge for the Late Models.

John Baumeister Jr. and Shaun Scheel led the field of twenty-seven late models to their green flag. Baumeister Jr. captured the early advantage with Michael Bilderback up to second followed by Will Rece. On lap 3 Brady Liddle moved up to fourth with Bobby Wilberg moving into fifth on lap 5.

On lap 8 Bilderback worked to the inside of Baumeister Jr. to take the lead coming out of turn three with Rece moving into second one lap later. Wilberg passed Liddle for fourth on lap 12 with Riddle moving into the top five on lap 13.

Out front Bilderback’s lead over Rece had grown to three car lengths nearing the half-way mark just prior to the caution flag coming out for a backstretch spin involving Shawn Gunsolus and Kyle Taylor.

Bilderback continued to lead after the restart followed by Rece, Wilberg, Miller, and Baumeister Jr with Rece cutting into the leader’s advantage. But the race only stayed green for one lap when the caution flag came out for a turn four incident

Bilderback and Rece raced side by side back to the green flag with Bilderback eventually able to hold off Rece for the lead. On lap 19 Wilberg was up to battle Bilderback for the lead just before the yellow flag came out setting up another exciting restart.

Wilberg and Bilderback raced side by side with Miller, Rece, and Dale Nottestad joining the pack of five. Bilderback was able to keep the lead, but Wilberg worked his way back to the inside taking the lead on lap 23. But once again the caution flag came out for a spinning car back in the pack.

When the green flag waved Wilberg took the lead with Miller passing Bilderback for second as the three broke away from the fourth place car of Nottestad. Wilberg was able to put two car lengths between himself and Miller and take his car to victory lane. Miller finished in second followed by Bilderback, Nottestad, and Rece.

“We’re getting better and better. This is the right time of the year to get better. It feels good to get back to victory lane,” said Wilberg.

Dale Nottestad won the Badgerland Challenge with 179 points followed by Zack Riddle with 135, Kyle Chwala (129), Stephen Scheel (125), and Shaun Scheel (98).

Fast qualifier was Jeremy Miller with a mark of 18.485 (97.376 mph). Bobby Wilberg took the checkered flag in the RA Heating and Air Conditioning Dash. Heat races were won by Kody Hubred, Kyle Chwala, Jeremy Miller, and Dale Nottestad.

Mike Taylor Captures the Sportsman Checkered Flag

For the second time this season, Mike Taylor won the 20 lap feature for the Dave’s White Rock Sportsman. Terry Wangsness was the overall point winner in the 2017 Badgerland Challenge for the Sportsman. 

Tony Ciano and Taylor brought the fourteen car field to the green flag and raced side by side for the first three laps before Don Wickstrum and Gary Hellenbrand got together coming out of turn one bringing out the caution flag.

After the restart Taylor and Ciano continued to race side by side for the lead with Terry Wangsness up to third. Ciano powered his way past Taylor to take the point on lap 5, but Taylor fought back to the inside to regain the lead two laps later.

At the half-way point Taylor had a car length lead over Ciano while Wangsness, Jake Schraufnagel, and Jason Thoma were fighting it out for the third position. On lap 13 Wangsness worked his way to the inside of Ciano to take second with Schraufnagel and Thoma both moving past Ciano one lap later.

Taylor continued his leading ways until the caution flag waved on lap 16 for a spin in turn four. This set up a restart with Taylor and Wangsness bringing the field back to the green flag. Taylor was able to maintain his lead while Schraufnagel pulled to the inside of Wangsness for second. While the action was heating up for second, Taylor rolled his way to the checkered while Schraufnagel held off Wangsness for second with Robert Hansberry Jr. and Jason Thoma rounding out the top five.

Based on his third place finish, Wangsness won the Badgerland Challenge for the Sportsman with 160 points with Thoma finishing second with 155, Jim / Mike Taylor in third with 154, and Paul Wagner in fourth with 151 points and Jay Schraufnagel completing the top five with 137 points. Wangsness also won the Badgerland Challenge title in 2015.

Robert Hansberry Jr. was fastest in qualifying with a lap of 19.854 (90.662 mph). Hansberry Jr.also won the RA Heating and Air Conditioning Dash. Heat race winners were Gary Hellenbrand and Jason Thoma.

Steve Dickson Picks Up Second Win of the Season

Steve Dickson won the 20 lap feature for the Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits taking home his second checkered flag of the 2017 season.

Lyle Phillips took the early lead in the Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits feature with Steve Dickson up to second as the two broke away from the pack. Dickson worked his way to the inside of Phillips on lap 6 to take the lead as Dan Snyder and Dave Schmidt were quickly gaining ground on the leaders. While Phillips and Snyder were wrestling it out for second, Dickson was able to build a solid lead out front. With five laps to go Snyder was able to move into second and tried to hunt down Dickson who was cruising out front. 

On the final lap Dickson had to work his way past a lapped car which allowed Snyder to close the gap, but there would be no denying Dickson who picked up the checkered flag. Snyder finished second followed by Schmidt, Phillips, and McKayla Adams.

“I didn’t even realize he (Snyder) was back there,” said Dickson from victory lane.

Setting a new track record in qualifying was David Schmidt with a lap of 14.751 (61.01 mph). Steve Dickson won the RA Heating and Air Conditioning Dash. Schmidt won the heat race.

Jim Robinson Tops the Hobby Stock Field

Jim Robinson won the 25 lap feature for the Benninger Concrete Hobby Stocks while Dan Snyder picked up the overall points win for the two race series.

Chuck Egli and Jordan Egli led the sixteen car Hobby Stock field to the green flag. Jordan Egli took the early lead with Jim Robinson moving up to second followed by Jamie Tate and Brandon Riedner. Robinson powered his way to the lead on lap 4 with Riedner moving up to the third and Dustin Ward to fourth ahead of Tate.

Robinson quickly built a large lead over the field and by lap 9 was working his way through lapped traffic. Riedner, Ward, Jordan Egli, and Dan Snyder rounded out the top five. On lap 15 Snyder moved into fourth ahead of Egli while Riedner was starting to close the gap on Robinson but was running out of time unless there was a caution. And with three laps to go the caution came out for a spin in turn one.

Robinson chose the inside line on the restart forcing Riedner to go to the outside with Snyder and Ward lining up in the second row. Robinson won the race back to the green and jumped out to a six car length lead and step away from the field. Snyder was able to move into second while Riedner and Ward fought it out for third. But in the end it was all Robinson who picked up the win followed by Snyder, Ward, Riedner, and Phillip Wuesthoff.

“We haven’t race here since 2006 so this was a lot of fun,” said Robinson from victory lane.

Quick time was Brandon Angilieri with a time of 14.292 (62.97 mph). Heat races were won by Jon Benninger and Brandon Riedner.

Next Friday, August 11th at Madison it’s Kids’ Night highlighted by double features for the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Models, Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, and Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits plus the Legends and Bandoleros will also be in action. All kids 11 and under will be admitted free plus there will be bike and big wheel races and many special events for the young fans.

Results

Whelen All American NASCAR Late Models

30 Lap Feature

1. 28W-Bobby Wilberg, [9]; 2. 5M-Jeremy Miller, [13]; 3. 2MB-Michael Bilderback, [3]; 4. 51N-Dale Nottestad, [12]; 5. 15WR-Will Rece, [5]; 6. 14R-Zack Riddle, [11]; 7. 4S-Stephen Scheel, [17]; 8. 7H-Rusty Hansen, [6]; 9. 78L-Matt Lundberg, [20]; 10. 18L-Brady Liddle, [7]; 11. 19B-John Baumeister, [1]; 12. 8S-Shaun Scheel, [2]; 13. 22C-Kyle Chwala, [16]; 14. 40G-Tom Gille, [8]; 15. 3G-Shawn Gunsolus, [19]; 16. 12GB-Greg Bowers, [22]; 17. 2K-Gary Krueger, [28]; 18. 1G-Michael Grueneberg, [14]; 19. 20H-Kody Hubred, [15]; 20. 64P-Jesse Pokszyk, [25]; 21. 15R-Pat Richgels, [18]; 22. 18B-Brian Beale, [4]; 23. 11S-Steven Sauer, [24]; 24. 1A-Steve Anderson, [21]; 25. 14T-Kyle Taylor, [23]; 26. 16G-Russ Grossen, [27]; 27. 46J-Tom Jasinski, [26]; (DNS) 87E-Brent Edmunds,

Dash

1. 28W-Bobby Wilberg, [1]; 2. 51N-Dale Nottestad, [3]; 3. 14R-Zack Riddle, [4]; 4. 40G-Tom Gille, ; 5. 5M-Jeremy Miller, [5]; 6. 87E-Brent Edmunds, [2]

Heat 1

1. 20H-Kody Hubred, [6]; 2. 4S-Stephen Scheel, [7]; 3. 3G-Shawn Gunsolus, [3]; 4. 1A-Steve Anderson, [5]; 5. 14T-Kyle Taylor, [1]; 6. 64P-Jesse Pokszyk, [4]; 7. 16G-Russ Grossen, [2]; (DNS) 2K-Gary Krueger,

Heat 2

1. 22C-Kyle Chwala, [4]; 2. 15R-Pat Richgels, [5]; 3. 78L-Matt Lundberg, [6]; 4. 12GB-Greg Bowers, [1]; 5. 11S-Steven Sauer, [3]; 6. 46J-Tom Jasinski, [2]

Heat 3

1. 5M-Jeremy Miller, [7]; 2. 28W-Bobby Wilberg, [5]; 3. 2MB-Michael Bilderback, [2]; 4. 18L-Brady Liddle, [4]; 5. 19B-John Baumeister, [1]; 6. 14R-Zack Riddle, [6]; 7. 15WR-Will Rece, [3]

Heat 4

1. 51N-Dale Nottestad, [7]; 2. 18B-Brian Beale, [3]; 3. 1G-Michael Grueneberg, [1]; 4. 7H-Rusty Hansen, [4]; 5. 8S-Shaun Scheel, [2]; 6. 40G-Tom Gille, [5]; (DNS) 87E-Brent Edmunds,

Qualifying

1. 5M-Jeremy Miller, [8]; 2. 51N-Dale Nottestad, [26]; 3. 14R-Zack Riddle, [13]; 4. 87E-Brent Edmunds, [2]; 5. 28W-Bobby Wilberg, [23]; 6. 40G-Tom Gille, [24]; 7. 18L-Brady Liddle, [19]; 8. 7H-Rusty Hansen, [9]; 9. 15WR-Will Rece, ; 10. 18B-Brian Beale, [18]; 11. 2MB-Michael Bilderback, [5]; 12. 8S-Shaun Scheel, [10]; 13. 19B-John Baumeister, [20]; 14. 1G-Michael Grueneberg, [4]; 15. 4S-Stephen Scheel, [7]; 16. 78L-Matt Lundberg, [1]; 17. 20H-Kody Hubred, [21]; 18. 15R-Pat Richgels, [15]; 19. 1A-Steve Anderson, [3]; 20. 22C-Kyle Chwala, [22]; 21. 64P-Jesse Pokszyk, [27]; 22. 11S-Steven Sauer, [11]; 23. 3G-Shawn Gunsolus, ; 24. 46J-Tom Jasinski, [25]; 25. 16G-Russ Grossen, [17]; 26. 12GB-Greg Bowers, [12]; 27. 14T-Kyle Taylor, [14]

Dave’s White Rock Sportsman

Feature 20 laps

1. 4T-Mike Taylor, [2]; 2. 29S-Jake Schraufnagel, [4]; 3. 55W-Terry Wangsness, [5]; 4. 95H-Robert Hansberry, [7]; 5. 6T-Jason Thoma, [6]; 6. 53W-Paul Wagner, [8]; 7. 86C-Tony Ciano, [1]; 8. 99TR-Trevor Robinson, [15]; 9. 95W-Don Wickstrum, [9]; 10. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand, [3]; 11. 11B-Adam Bleskan, [11]; 12. 00H-Gary Hellenbrand, [10]; 13. 14DD-Dwight Dunlap, [14]; 14. 84W-Tim Wondrash, [13]; 15. 1H-Bryan Hellenbrand, [12]

Dash 6 laps

1. 95H-Robert Hansberry, [1]; 2. 6T-Jason Thoma, [2]; 3. 55W-Terry Wangsness, [4]; 4. 29S-Jake Schraufnagel, [3]; 5. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand, [5]; 6. 4T-Mike Taylor, [6]

Heat 1 8 laps

1. 00H-Gary Hellenbrand, [2]; 2. 95W-Don Wickstrum, [3]; 3. 11B-Adam Bleskan, [1]; 4. 1H-Bryan Hellenbrand, [4]; 5. 84W-Tim Wondrash, [5]; 6. 99TR-Trevor Robinson, [7]; 7. 14DD-Dwight Dunlap, [6]

Heat 2 8 laps

1. 6T-Jason Thoma, [2]; 2. 95H-Robert Hansberry, [3]; 3. 55W-Terry Wangsness, [1]; 4. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand, [5]; 5. 29S-Jake Schraufnagel, [4]; 6. 4T-Mike Taylor, [6]; 7. 86C-Tony Ciano, [7]; 8. 53W-Paul Wagner, [8]

Qualifying 00:00:00

1. 95H-Robert Hansberry, [11]; 2. 6T-Jason Thoma, [9]; 3. 55W-Terry Wangsness, [15]; 4. 29S-Jake Schraufnagel, [13]; 5. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand, [1]; 6. 4T-Mike Taylor, [8]; 7. 86C-Tony Ciano, [3]; 8. 53W-Paul Wagner, [14]; 9. 95W-Don Wickstrum, [4]; 10. 00H-Gary Hellenbrand, [6]; 11. 11B-Adam Bleskan, [10]; 12. 1H-Bryan Hellenbrand, [7]; 13. 84W-Tim Wondrash, [2]; 14. 14DD-Dwight Dunlap, [12]; 15. 99TR-Trevor Robinson, [5]

Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits

20 Lap Feature

1. 10D-Steve Dickson, [4]; 2. 51S-Dan Snyder, [8]; 3. 10S-Dave Schmidt, [5]; 4. 35P-Lyle Phillips, [1]; 5. 49A-McKayla Adams, [2]; 6. 83K-Bill Kohn, [3]; 7. 0P-Steve Putman, [7]; 8. 95L-Dan Lerdahl, [6]

Dash

1. 10D-Steve Dickson, [3]; 2. 10S-Dave Schmidt, [1]; 3. 51S-Dan Snyder, [2]; 4. 83K-Bill Kohn, [4]; 5. 49A-McKayla Adams, [5]; 6. 35P-Lyle Phillips, [6]

Heat 1

1. 10S-Dave Schmidt, [5]; 2. 51S-Dan Snyder, [8]; 3. 49A-McKayla Adams, [1]; 4. 10D-Steve Dickson, [3]; 5. 35P-Lyle Phillips, [6]; 6. 83K-Bill Kohn, [2]; 7. 0P-Steve Putman, [7]; 8. 95L-Dan Lerdahl, [4]

Qualifying

1. 10S-Dave Schmidt, [5]; 2. 51S-Dan Snyder, [8]; 3. 10D-Steve Dickson, [4]; 4. 83K-Bill Kohn, [1]; 5. 49A-McKayla Adams, [7]; 6. 35P-Lyle Phillips, [6]; 7. 0P-Steve Putman, [3]; (DNS) 95L-Dan Lerdahl,

Benninger Concrete Hobby Stocks

Feature 25 laps

1. 33R-Jim Robinson, [3]; 2. 51S-Dan Snyder, [11]; 3. 9W-Dustin Ward, [10]; 4. 4D-Brandon Riedner, [8]; 5. 99W-Phillip Wuesthoff, [9]; 6. 23E-Jordan Egli, [2]; 7. 22E-Chuck Egli, [1]; 8. 57S-Kenny Storkson, [12]; 9. 18R-Robby Robinson, [7]; 10. 10B-Jon Benninger, [15]; 11. 81S-Ricky Sanwick, [6]; 12. 5A-Brandon Angileri, [13]; 13. 34MM-Matthew Melchiori, [5]; 14. 71T-Jamie Tate, [4]; 15. 36B-Eric Bennett, [16]; 16. 7W-Jim Wolf, [14]

Heat 1

1. 10B-Jon Benninger, [2]; 2. 33R-Jim Robinson, [6]; 3. 36B-Eric Bennett, [1]; 4. 7W-Jim Wolf, [3]; 5. 71T-Jamie Tate, [7]; 6. 22E-Chuck Egli, [4]; 7. 23E-Jordan Egli, [5]; 8. 34MM-Matthew Melchiori, [8]

Heat 2

1. 4D-Brandon Riedner, [3]; 2. 51S-Dan Snyder, [6]; 3. 99W-Phillip Wuesthoff, [4]; 4. 5A-Brandon Angileri, [8]; 5. 9W-Dustin Ward, [5]; 6. 18R-Robby Robinson, [2]; 7. 57S-Kenny Storkson, [7]; 8. 81S-Ricky Sanwick, [1]

Qualifying

1. 5A-Brandon Angileri, [4]; 2. 57S-Kenny Storkson, [15]; 3. 51S-Dan Snyder, [14]; 4. 9W-Dustin Ward, [6]; 5. 99W-Phillip Wuesthoff, [2]; 6. 4D-Brandon Riedner, [3]; 7. 18R-Robby Robinson, [8]; 8. 81S-Ricky Sanwick, [1]; 9. 34MM-Matthew Melchiori, [12]; 10. 71T-Jamie Tate, [16]; 11. 33R-Jim Robinson, [11]; 12. 23E-Jordan Egli, [10]; 13. 22E-Chuck Egli, [9]; 14. 7W-Jim Wolf, [5]; 15. 10B-Jon Benninger, [7]; 16. 36B-Eric Bennett, [13]​

Photo By: Jess Riedner

TOMMY BOILEAU BEST IN BANDIT BIG RIGS AT MADISON

Ace, Gerster, Morris, and Bollinger Also Capture Wins

Tommy Boileau won the 25 lap feature for the Bandit Big Rig Series in their first-ever visit to Madison International Speedway. Chester Ace (Midwest Trucks), Brian Gerster (Must See Sprint Cars), Ken Morris (6Shooters), and Mike Bollinger (6Shooters) also took home victories. One lucky fan also won over $2500 in the 50/50 raffle.

Tommy Boileau Best in Big Rigs

Tommy Boileau of Monument, Colorado, topped the field of Bandit Big Rigs in an exciting 25 lap feature.

Fourteen Bandit Big Rigs took the green flag with Scott Treadway and Trevor Kruckeberg leading the way. Tommy Boileau grabbed the lead away from Kruckeberg after one lap with Ricky Rude up to second. After five laps Boileau had an eight truck lead over Rude with Craig Kruckeberg, Mike Morgan, and Justin Ball rounding out the top five. On lap 9 Morgan moved past Kruckeberg to take the third position. With ten laps to go Boileau had caught the tail end of the field and began working his around the slower trucks. Rude was not about to allow him out of his sight as he closed the gap to a couple of truck lengths.

With eight laps to go and Boileau appearing to be ready for a trip to victory lane, several trucks made contact coming out of turn one sending fluids and parts all over the track and bringing out the red flag.

The race went green again after a lengthy caution period with twelve of the fourteen trucks able to continue. Boileau was able to retain his lead with Allen Boles up to second followed by Justin Ball, Craig Kruckeberg, and Darren Proffitt. Boles was able to get close enough to Boileau to give him a tap, but he was unable to make the pass.

Boileau would lead the rest of the way to pick up the win followed by Boles, Ball, Craig Kruckeberg, and Trevor Kruckeberg.

“This was an incredible win. We started figuring things out. The lower track temperature allowed us to get the truck to get hooked up,” said Boileau who picked up his second-ever circle track win.

Heat races were won by Allen Boles and Mike Morgan who also won the Challenge races.

Chester Ace Back in Victory Lane

Chester Ace won the 30 lap feature for the Midwest Truck Series in his first race of the season.

Mike Corvo and Dan Jung paced the field of sixteen trucks to the green flag. Corvo had a slight lead over Jung after the first lap. The two raced side by side until they made contact coming out of turn four on lap 3 bringing out the caution and forcing the rest of the field to take evasive action.

That incident gave Nick Egan the point on the restart as he chose the outside line with Rick Corso taking the inside. Egan gained the advantage over Corso followed by Kevin Knuese, Chester Ace, and Dave Edwards. On lap 6 Corso pulled to the inside of Egan with Ace up to third. Corso was able to wrestle the lead away from Egan one lap later.

Ace moved past Egan on lap 8 with Corso still showing the way out front. On lap 14 Ace worked his way to the inside of Corso to take the lead coming out of turn four and quickly opened up a two truck length lead. Ace increased his lead thanks to the battle for second between Corso and Edwards with James Swan up to fourth. Edwards took the second spot away from Corso on lap 18 but still had a lot of room between himself and the truck of Ace.

Ace’s lead would disappear on lap 21 when the truck of Rock Christiansen made contact with the backstretch wall and collected Corvo bringing out the yellow flag.

Ace and Edwards raced side by side following the restart with Ace able to regain his lead with Corso back up to challenge Edwards for second. Edwards was able to maintain second as Corso had his hands full with Swan. Out front it was all Ace who built his lead back to six truck lengths over Edwards. Swan and Corso were continuing to fight it out for third and were joined by Michael Bachaus. Bachaus would win the race for third while Ace took his truck to victory lane.

“I was very happy for how fast we were for not being out here yet this year. I had the itch to race again. We had to get the truck out again,” said Ace.

Dave Edwards was fastest qualifier with a lap of 18.968 (94.897 mph). Heat winners were Gabe Sommers and Mike Corvo.

Brian Gerster Holds Off Jimmy McCune for Sprint Car Victory

Brian Gerster of Fishers, Indiana, held over Jimmy McCune to pick up the win in the 30 lap feature for the Must See Sprint Cars.

Charlie Schultz and Anthony McCune comprised the front row for the feature. Schultz took the early lead with Jimmy McCune and Brian Gerster up to second and third before Jason Cox spun on lap 2 bringing out the caution.

Schultz continued to lead after the green flag waved but not for long as McCune and Gerster were up for the challenge. McCune appeared to be going for the lead on lap 5 when he drifted up the track giving second to Gerster. On lap 6 Gerster took the lead going into turn one with McCune moving into second one lap later.

At the half-way point Gerster’s advantage over McCune was one second as the two worked their way through lapped traffic. Gerster was able to increase his lead over McCune to 1.2 seconds with five laps to go.

But the race was far from over when the leader got caught behind lapped traffic allowing McCune to catch him. But Gerster was able to keep McCune at bay to pick up his first-ever win at Madison. McCune finished second followed by Anthony McCune, Charlie Schultz, and Jerry Caryer.

“I tried to get to the front as quick as I could so we were able to get out there and get that clean air. Unfortunately, I got hung up in the lapped traffic but that’s what makes it exciting,” said Gerster from victory lane.

Fast qualifier was Gerster with a mark of 14.710 (122.366 mph). Heat winners were Jeff Bloom and Jason Cox.

Ken Morris and Mike Bollinger Win 6Shooter Features

In only his second night in a 6Shooter, Ken Morris won the first twelve lap feature while Mike Bollinger picked up his second win of 2017 in the second feature.

Cory Xander and Chad Niday brought the field to the green flag Niday took the early lead away from Xander and built up a multi-car length advantage as Xander, Mike Seidel, and Ken Morris were fighting it out for second. A spin in turn two brought out the caution on lap 6 and took away Niday’s lead.

Niday and Morris raced side by side for the lead following the restart with Mike Bollinger up to third after starting last. Unfortunately, Bollinger made contact with Niday bringing out the caution sending both to the rear of the field.

Morris took the lead on the restart followed by Don Ledwidge and Kevin Whitford. But Morris was two speedy tonight as he lead the rest of the way to pick up his first-ever win at Madison. Whitford finished second followed by Jim Ronspiez, Trevor Chilson, and Ledwidge.

Chad MacLeod took the early lead in the second feature with Mike Bollinger quickly up to second taking the lead on lap 3. Despite some sliding and spinning cars the race stayed green with Bollinger never looking back as he easily won for the second time this season. Ronnie Osborne finished second followed by Trevor Chilson, Jim Ronspiez, and Tyler Spiegel.

6Shooter heat races were won by Ronnie Osborne and Mike Bollinger.

Racing continues at Madison on Friday, August 4th when it will be the final round of the Badgerland Challenge with action in the Late Models and Sportsman plus the Bandits and Hobby Stocks. Pit gates open at 3:30 with practice at 5:00, qualifying at 6:15, and racing at 7:30.

Results

Bandit Big Rigs

25 Lap Feature: (1-10) Tommy Boileau, Allen Boles, Justin Ball, Craig Kruckeberg, Darren Proffitt, Travis Buckner, Jonathon Lisenbee, Tyler Kruckeberg, Terry Greenwood

(11-15) Scott Treadway, Joey Seaman, Ricky Rude, Mike Morgan, Chris Kikelhan-DNS

Heat One: (1-8) Allen Boles, Ricky Rude, Tommy Boileau, Craig Kruckeberg, Scott Treadway, Travis Buckner, Trevor Kruckeberg, Terry Greenwood

Heat Two: (1-7) Mike Morgan, Justin Ball, Darren Proffitt, Tyler Kruckeberg, Joey Seamen, Jonathon Lisenbee, Chris Kikelhan

Challenge Race #1: (1-7) Allen Boles, Ricky Rude, Darren Proffitt, Trevor Kruckeberg, Tyler Kruckeberg, Scott Treadway, Joey Seamen

Challenge Race #2: (1-7) Mike Morgan, Tommy Boileau, Justin Ball, Craig Kruckeberg, Jonathon Lisenbee, Travis Buckner, Terry Greenwood

Must See Sprint Series

30 Lap Feature: (1-11) Brian Gerster, Jimmy McCune, Anthony McCune, Charlie Schultz, Jerry Caryer, Tom Jewel, Joe Speakman, Adam Bilitz, Jason Cox, H.D Carter, Jeff Bloom

Heat One: (1-5) Jeff Bloom, Joe Speakman, Jerry Caryer, Tom Jewell, Adam Biltz

Heat Two: (1-5) Jason Cox, Brian Gerster, Anthony McCune, Charlie Schultz, Jimmy McCune

Qualifying: (1-10) Brian Gerster, Jimmy McCune, Jason Cox, Anthony McCune, Charlie Schultz, Jerry Caryer, Tom Jewel, Jeff Bloom, Joe Speakman, Adam Bilitz, H.D. Carter- DNS

Midwest Truck Series

30 Lap Feature: (1-10) Chester Ace, Dave Edwards, Michael Bachaus, Rick Corso, James Swan, Kevin Knuese, Nick Egan, Gabe Sommers, Danielle Behn, Ross Christiansen

(11-16) Erica Ensor, Dan Jung, Daniel Calhoun, Derek Doerr, Rock Christiansen, Mike Corvo

Heat One: (1-6) Gabe Sommers, Michael Bachaus, Ross Christiansen, Danielle Behn, Erica Ensor, Daniel Calhoun

Heat Two: (1-10) Mike Corvo, Dan Jung, Derek Doerr, Nick Egan, Kevin Knuese, Dave Edwards, Rick Corso, Chester Ace, Rock Christiansen, James Swan

Qualifying: (1-10) Dave Edwards, Kevin Knuese, James Swan, Derek Doerr, Nick Egan, Rock Christiansen, Rick Corso, Mike Corvo, Dan Jung, Michael Bachaus

(11-16) Gabe Sommers, Ross Christiansen, Danielle Behn, Erica Ensor, Daniel Calhoun, Chester Ace- DQ

6Shooters

12 Lap Feature One: (1-10) Ken Morris, Kevin Whitford, Jim Ronspiez, Trevor Chilson, Don Ledwidge, Ronnie Osborne, Tyler Spiegel, Mike Bollinger, Mike Seidel, Chad Niday

(11-15) Steven Buna, Chad MacLeod, Nick Krohn, Cory Xander, Chris Brugger-DNS

12 Lap Feature Two: (1-10) Mike Bollinger, Ronnie Osborne, Trevor Chilson, Jim Ronspiez, Tyler Spiegel, Ken Morris, Cory Xander, Mike Seidel, Chris Brugger, Kevin Whitford

(12-15) Nick Krohn, Chad MacLeod, Don Ledwidge, Chad Niday, Steven Buna

Heat One: (1-8) Ronnie Osborne, Don Ledwidge, Chris Brugger, Kevin Whitford, Steve Buna, Mike Seidel, Chad MacLeod, Cory Xander

Heat Two: (1-7) Mike Bollinger, Ken Morris, Jim Ronspiez, Tyler Spiegel, Nick Krohn, Trevor Chilson, Chad Niday

Photo By: Jess Riedner

Zack Riddle Back in Victory Lane at Madison

 

Hansberry Jr., Snyder, Stenjem, and Guralski Also Winners

Zack Riddle returned to victory lane in the Whelen All American NASCAR Late Models holding off Bobby Wilberg to pick up the checkered flag on Kids’ Night at Madison. Robert Hansberry Jr. (Sportsman), Dan Snyder (Bandits), Riley Stenjem (Legends), and Kole Guralski (Bandoleros) also earned wins.

Zack Riddle Holds Off Bobby Wilberg for Late Model Win

Zack Riddle started ninth and picked up his first feature win of the 2017 season at Madison taking home the checkered flag in the 30 lap feature for the NASCAR Late Models. Riddle became the fifth different winner in as many events this season.

Michael Bilderback and Rusty Hansen paced the field of fourteen cars to the green flag. Bilderback jumped to the early lead when Hansen didn’t get up to speed which allowed Tom Gille to slide into second ahead of Hansen, Will Rece, and Pat Richgels.

Zack Riddle cracked the top five on lap 11 when he found room to the inside of Richgels going into turn one. Jeremy Miller passed Richgels to move into sixth on lap 14 just before the caution flag waved when Richgels and John Baumeister Jr. got together coming out of turn two.

Bilderback and Gille raced back to the green flag with Bilderback racing his way back to the lead for one lap when the second caution flag came out when Gille and Hansen made contact on the front stretch resulting in both drivers going to the rear of the field.

When the green flag waved again Bilderback continued to lead with Zack Riddle and Bobby Wilberg now up to second and third place. On lap 20 Riddle moved to the inside of Bilderback coming out of turn two to take the lead with Wilberg passing Bilderback one lap later.

With three laps to go Wilberg was right on Riddle’s rear bumper but Riddle was able to hold him off to pick up the win. Bilderback finished third followed by Rece and Miller.

“We had a good car here tonight. The car was good tonight, not great, but my guys did a great job getting it ready,” said Riddle.

Fast qualifier was Jeremy Miller with a circuit of 18.744 (96.031 mph). John Baumeister Jr. was the winner in the RA Heating and Air Conditioning Dash. Michael Bilderback and Will Rece won the heat races.

Robert Hansberry Jr. Cruises to Sportsman Checkered Flag

Robert Hansberry Jr. started eighth and took the lead on a restart with ten laps to go and cruised to his fourth feature win in 2017 in the Dave’s White Rock Sportsman.

Gary Hellenbrand took the early lead from Tim Wondrash from his starting position outside of row one. Bryan Hellenbrand raced past Tim Wondrash to take second on the first lap followed by Robert Hansberry Jr., Ray Hellenbrand, and Mike Taylor.

On lap 6 Hansberry Jr. worked his way into second when he passed Bryan Hellenbrand coming out of turn two with Ray Hellenbrand moving into third position one lap later. Gary Hellenbrand’s lead was now six car lengths, but it would disappear when the first caution flag came out on lap 8 when Bryan Hellenbrand made contact with the front stretch wall.

On the restart Hansberry Jr. was able to take the lead with Ray Hellenbrand up to second. On lap 10 both Gary Hellenbrand and Mike Taylor were able to pass Ray Hellenbrand for second and third respectively with Taylor moving into second one lap later but nearly 2.5 seconds behind Hansberry Jr.

But there would be no denying Hansberry Jr. who easily picked up the win. Mike Taylor, Gary Hellenbrand, Trevor Robinson, and Ray Hellenbrand rounded out the top five.

“We had a rough start earlier in the night. I just have to thank everyone who helps us out each week,” said Hansberry Jr.

Ray Hellenbrand set fast time for the first time in his career with a lap of 20.174 (89.224 mph). Trevor Robinson was the winner in the RA Heating and Air Conditioning Dash. Heat winners were Tim Wondrash and Robinson.

Dan Snyder Picks Up Bandit Win

Dan Snyder took the lead at the half-way point and won the 20 lap feature for the Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits.

The field was ushered to the green flag by Jeremy Bredeson and Bill Kohn. Bredeson grabbed the early lead followed by Dan Snyder, Kohn, and David Schmidt. It would soon be a tight battle behind Bredeson with Snyder, Dave Schmidt, McKayla Adams, and Nick Schmidt.

Schmidt moved past Snyder for second on lap 5 and it appeared that he was ready to take the lead but wasn’t able to get by Bredeson on the high side allowing Snyder to maintain second.

On lap 10 Snyder worked his way past Bredeson to take the lead and was able to hold off the field to pick up the win. David Schmidt finished in second followed by Nick Schmidt, Bredeson, and Adams.

“The line out there is a little different than before,” said Snyder who has won two track championships at Madison.

Nick Schmidt set a new track record in qualifying with a mark of 14.815 (60.75 mph). Dave Schmidt won the RA Heating and Air Conditioning Dash. The checkered flags in the heat races went to Jeremy Bredeson and Dan Snyder.

Riley Stenjem Holds Off Max McNamara for Legends Win

Riley Stenjem won the 20 lap feature for the Legends holding off Max McNamara.

Derek Mueller and Ryan Weyer came to the line side by side to start the Legends feature, but it was Stenjem who took the lead after the first lap. Joining Stenjem was Max McNamara as the two quickly outdistanced themselves from the rest of the field.

Stenjem was able to hold off several attempts from McNamara to take away his lead. With two laps to go McNamara appeared to be ready to pass Stenjem on the high side, then quickly dived low coming out of turn four but was unable to make the pass giving Stenjem some breathing room as he picked up the victory.

“I came out here as a kid watching Max (McNamara) race so this was pretty nice to hold him off,” said Stenjem.

Fastest in qualifying for the Legends was Max McNamara with a lap of 13.763 (65.39 mph). Riley Stenjem was the winner in the heat race.

Kole Guralski Rolls to Bandolero Victory

Kole Guralski moved from last to first on his way to pick up the win in the 12 lap feature for the Bandoleros.

Keagen Benz and Kaeden Wangsness brought the Bandoleros to the green flag. Wangsness took the lead before his brother Chase Wangness passed him on lap 2. On lap 3 Karter Stark was up to second followed by Jevin Guralski.

Moving quickly up through the field was Kole Guralski who moved into second place on lap 7 sneaking past Stark and then took the lead on lap 9. Stark regained second on lap 10 but was still several car lengths behind Guralski and wouldn’t have enough time to catch the leader.

“There were a lot of holes that opened up for me,” said Guralski.

Heat race winners were Alex Hartwig and Cole Guralski.

Ryan O’Malley and Tyler Phillips from XPOGO of Tampa, Florida, entertained the crowd before the race and at intermission following the coin scramble. On Pogo Sticks they vaulted over a seven foot bar, performed back and front flips, and completely leaped over the car of Pat Richgels.

Next Friday night (July 21st) is Buck Night at Madison featuring all concession items for just $1.00 and ice cold beer for $2.00. It will also be double feature night with action in the NASCAR Late Models, Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, and Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits. Fan gates open at 6:00 with qualifying at 6:15 and racing at 7:30.

NASCAR Late Models

A Feature 1 30 laps

1. 14R-Zack Riddle, [9]; 2. 28W-Bobby Wilberg, [8]; 3. 2MB-Michael Bilderback, [1]; 4. 15WR-Will Rece, [5]; 5. 5M-Jeremy Miller, [10]; 6. 19B-John Baumeister, [7]; 7. 87E-Brent Edmunds, [6]; 8. 1A-Steve Anderson, [12]; 9. 7H-Rusty Hansen, [2]; 10. 40G-Tom Gille, [3]; 11. 18B-Brian Beale, [11]; 12. 15R-Pat Richgels, [4]; 13. 3G-Shawn Gunsolus, [14]; 14. 12B-Billy Baumeister, [13]

Dash 1 6 laps

1. 19B-John Baumeister, [3]; 2. 14R-Zack Riddle, [5]; 3. 15WR-Will Rece, [1]; 4. 5M-Jeremy Miller, [6]; 5. 28W-Bobby Wilberg, [4]; 6. 87E-Brent Edmunds, [2]

Heat 1 8 laps

1. 2MB-Michael Bilderback, [5]; 2. 12B-Billy Baumeister, [2]; 3. 7H-Rusty Hansen, [6]; 4. 40G-Tom Gille, [7]; 5. 18B-Brian Beale, [4]; 6. 1A-Steve Anderson, [3]; 7. 3G-Shawn Gunsolus, [1]

Heat 2 8 laps

1. 15WR-Will Rece, [2]; 2. 15R-Pat Richgels, [1]; 3. 19B-John Baumeister, [4]; 4. 5M-Jeremy Miller, [7]; 5. 87E-Brent Edmunds, [3]; 6. 28W-Bobby Wilberg, [5]; 7. 14R-Zack Riddle, [6]

Qualifying 1

1. 5M-Jeremy Miller, [1]; 2. 14R-Zack Riddle, [2]; 3. 28W-Bobby Wilberg, [3]; 4. 19B-John Baumeister, [4]; 5. 87E-Brent Edmunds, [5]; 6. 15WR-Will Rece, [6]; 7. 15R-Pat Richgels, [7]; 8. 40G-Tom Gille, [8]; 9. 7H-Rusty Hansen, [9]; 10. 2MB-Michael Bilderback, [10]; 11. 18B-Brian Beale, [11]; 12. 1A-Steve Anderson, [12]; 13. 12B-Billy Baumeister, [13]; 14. 3G-Shawn Gunsolus, [14]

Dave’s White Rock Sportsman

A Feature 1 20 laps

1. 95H-Robert Hansberry, [8]; 2. 4T-Mike Taylor, [5]; 3. 00H-Gary Hellenbrand, [2]; 4. 99TR-Trevor Robinson, [4]; 5. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand, [6]; 6. 84W-Tim Wondrash, [1]; 7. 7MM-Matt Messell, [7]; 8. 1H-Bryan Hellenbrand, [3]; (DNS) 43J-Shawn Johnson,

Dash 1 6 laps | 00:00:00

1. 99TR-Trevor Robinson, [1]; 2. 95H-Robert Hansberry, [2]; 3. 4T-Mike Taylor, [3]; 4. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand, [4]; 5. 00H-Gary Hellenbrand, [6]; 6. 1H-Bryan Hellenbrand, [5]

Heat 1 8 laps

1. 84W-Tim Wondrash, [2]; 2. 1H-Bryan Hellenbrand, [4]; 3. 00H-Gary Hellenbrand, [3]; 4. 7MM-Matt Messell, [1]; 5. 43J-Shawn Johnson, [5]

Heat 2 8 laps

1. 99TR-Trevor Robinson, [1]; 2. 95H-Robert Hansberry, [2]; 3. 4T-Mike Taylor, [3]; 4. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand, [4]

Qualifying 1

1. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand, [1]; 2. 4T-Mike Taylor, [2]; 3. 95H-Robert Hansberry, [3]; 4. 99TR-Trevor Robinson, [4]; 5. 1H-Bryan Hellenbrand, [5]; 6. 00H-Gary Hellenbrand, [6]; 7. 84W-Tim Wondrash, [7]; 8. 7MM-Matt Messell, [8]; 9. 43J-Shawn Johnson, [9]

Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits

A Feature 1 20 laps

1. 695S-Dan Snyder, [3]; 2. 10S-Dave Schmidt, [5]; 3. 09S-Nick Schmidt, [6]; 4. 7B-Jeremy Bredeson, [1]; 5. 49A-McKayla Adams, [4]; 6. 10D-Steve Dickson, [7]; 7. 35P-Lyle Phillips, [9]; 8. 83K-Bill Kohn, [2]; 9. 0P-Steve Putman, [8]

Dash 1 6 laps

1. 10S-Dave Schmidt, [1]; 2. 49A-McKayla Adams, [3]; 3. 695S-Dan Snyder, [4]; 4. 10D-Steve Dickson, [6]; 5. 09S-Nick Schmidt, [2]; 6. 83K-Bill Kohn, [5]

Heat 1 8 laps

1. 7B-Jeremy Bredeson, [3]; 2. 10D-Steve Dickson, [4]; 3. 83K-Bill Kohn, [5]; 4. 35P-Lyle Phillips, [1]; 5. 0P-Steve Putman, [2]

Heat 2 8 laps

1. 695S-Dan Snyder, [1]; 2. 10S-Dave Schmidt, [3]; 3. 49A-McKayla Adams, [2]; 4. 09S-Nick Schmidt, [4]

Qualifying 1 00:00:00

1. 09S-Nick Schmidt, [1]; 2. 10S-Dave Schmidt, [2]; 3. 49A-McKayla Adams, [3]; 4. 695S-Dan Snyder, [4]; 5. 83K-Bill Kohn, [5]; 6. 10D-Steve Dickson, [6]; 7. 7B-Jeremy Bredeson, [7]; 8. 0P-Steve Putman, [8]; 9. 35P-Lyle Phillips, [9]

Bandoleros

A Feature 1 12 laps

1. 56G-Kole Guralski, [12]; 2. 92S-Karter Stark, [8]; 3. 8W-Chase Wangsness, [6]; 4. 901H-Alex Hartwig, [11]; 5. 20G-Jevin Guralski, [10]; 6. 90G-Michael Guderski, [5]; 7. 64PM-Anna Price, [7]; 8. 109W-Mason Wilcott, [4]; 9. 16H-Emma Huntsiger, [9]; 10. 11W-Kaeden Wangsness, [2]; 11. 5R-Robbie Rucks, [3]; 12. 17B-Keagen Benz, [1]

Heat 1 6 laps

1. 901H-Alex Hartwig, [4]; 2. 16H-Emma Huntsiger, [2]; 3. 64PM-Anna Price, [5]; 4. 90G-Michael Guderski, [6]; 5. 5R-Robbie Rucks, [3]; 6. 17B-Keagen Benz, [1]

Heat 2 6 laps

1. 56G-Kole Guralski, [5]; 2. 20G-Jevin Guralski, [3]; 3. 92S-Karter Stark, [4]; 4. 8W-Chase Wangsness, [6]; 5. 109W-Mason Wilcott, [2]; 6. 11W-Kaeden Wangsness, [1]

Legends

A Feature 1 20 laps

1. 77S-Riley Stenjem, [5]; 2. 41M-Max McNamara, [4]; 3. 27S-Dillon Schwanbeck, [3]; 4. 12W-Ryan Weyer, [2]; 5. 34M-Derek Mueller, [1]; 6. 140M-Aaron Moyer, [6]

Heat 1 8 laps

1. 77S-Riley Stenjem, [4]; 2. 41M-Max McNamara, [5]; 3. 27S-Dillon Schwanbeck, [3]; 4. 12W-Ryan Weyer, [2]; 5. 34M-Derek Mueller, [1]

Qualifying 1

1. 41M-Max McNamara, [1]; 2. 77S-Riley Stenjem, [2]; 3. 27S-Dillon Schwanbeck, [3]; 4. 12W-Ryan Weyer, [4]; 5. 140M-Aaron Moyer, [5]; 6. 34M-Derek Mueller, [6]

Photo By: T J Harron

Rich Bickle Jr. Wins Round Two of Triple Crown at Madison

Beale, Hansberry Jr., Dickson and Bollinger Also Winners

 

Rich Bickle Jr. is back in victory lane at Madison after winning tonight’s 50 lap feature in Round Two of the Super Late Model Triple Crown Challenge.  Brian Beale took home the checkered flag in the Late Models while Robert Hansberry Jr. (Sportsman), Steve Dickson (Bandits), and Mike Bollinger (6Shooters) were also victorious all on Bobcat of Janesville Night at the Races.

 

Rich Bickle Jr. Holds Off Dan Fredrickson in a Thriller

 

Rich Bickle Jr. held off Dan Fredrickson to win the second round of the Super Late Model Triple Crown Challenge.  The win was Bickle Jr.’s eighteenth in his career at Madison that includes two track championships in 1985 and 1986.

 

Dean LaPointe and Travis Sauter brought the field of twenty cars to the green flag.  Sauter took the early advantage followed closely by Rich Bickle Jr. and Jeff Van Oudenhoven.  Moving up from his eighth starting position was quick qualifier Austin Nason who was all the way up to fourth on lap 3.    Casey Johnson broke into the top five on lap 4.  Nason took the third spot from Van Oudenhoven on lap 5.

 

The first caution flag of the race came out on lap 11 when Mikie Breiner spun coming out of turn two.

 

Sauter chose the outside on the restart allowing Bickle Jr. to line up on the inside.  Bickle Jr. was able to power his way to the lead with Nason passing Sauter for second one lap later.  Dan Fredrickson was up to fourth as the top four started to put some distance between themselves and the rest of the field.

 

On lap 20 Fredrickson found the room on the inside and passed Sauter for third and began to hunt down Bickle Jr. and Nason.  At the half-way point Bickle Jr. had increased his lead to four car lengths as Nason was dealing with the hard charging Fredrickson.  Nason got a little loose coming out of turn two on lap 27 allowing Fredrickson to take over the second spot.

 

In a scene very similar to the first race when he was chasing down Bobby Wilberg, Fredrickson was closing the gap on Bickle Jr. as they worked around lapped traffic. 

 

With ten laps to go Bickle Jr.’s lead was down to a single car length.  Fredrickson looked for any opportunity he could find to get by the leader just before the caution flag came out with six laps to go when Nason had a tire go down bringing out the caution flag.

 

The stage was set for an exciting restart.  Lining up side by side, Bickle Jr. was able to regain the lead over Fredrickson with John Beale moving up to third ahead of Sauter.  Again Fredrickson did everything possible to get by Bickle Jr. but was unable to do so as Bickle Jr. held him off for the win.

 

“I started here back in 1981. It’s been a long time.  I’ve given away over 450 trophies to kids over my career so this will be another one,” said a very happy Bickle Jr. from victory lane who continued his tradition of presenting his trophy to a lucky fan.

 

Austin Nason set fast time with a lap of 17.511 (102.793) and took home the Power Source Bonus money for being fastest in both Triple Crown events so far. Bobby Wilberg, Dan Fredrickson, and Austin Nason won the heat races.

 

Brian Beale Wheels His Way to Victory Lane

 

Rookie Brian Beale won his first-ever NASCAR Late Model feature tonight at Madison International Speedway by holding off the field in the 30 lap main event.  He became the second rookie in 2017 to win in the division.

 

Beale and Austin Nason brought the field to the green flag with Beale taking the early advantage after Nason was forced to the pits with mechanical issues.  That moved Brent Edmunds up to second followed by Tom Gille, Zack Riddle, and Bobby Wilberg.

 

On lap 6 Edmunds was up to challenge Beale for the lead as the field tightened up behind them.  On lap 11 Riddle squeezed by Gille coming out of turn four to take the third spot but was still six car lengths behind the top two.    Michael Bilderback cracked the top five on lap 12 when he raced past Gille.

 

Jeremy Miller worked his way into the top five on lap 18 but was still four car lengths behind the fourth place car of Wilberg.  Out front Beale was building his lead over Edmunds to nearly 0.7 seconds.

 

While the rest of the field was hoping for a caution flag it never materialized as Beale cruised to victory lane.  Edmunds finished in second followed by Riddle, Wilberg, and Miller. 

 

“It’s been an awesome season and the car keeps getting better each week,” said Beale in a post race interview.

 

Fast qualifier was Jeremy Miller with a lap of 18.910 (95.188 mph).  Zack Riddle won the RA Heating and Air Conditioning Dash.  Heat winners were Matt Lundberg and Tom Gille.

 

Robert Hansberry Jr. Back in Victory Lane

 

Robert Hansberry Jr. picked up his third feature win of the season in the Dave’s White Rock Sportsman.  As a result he became the all-time winningest feature winner in the Sportsman division at Madison with sixteen victories.

 

Gary Hellenbrand and Trevor Robinson comprised the front row of the nine car feature.  Hellenbrand led for the first three laps before making contact with the wall on the front stretch allowing Robinson to take the point.  Hellenbrand was able to continue, but he was quickly passed by Hansberry Jr. who then pulled up alongside Robinson on lap 4. 

 

The two raced side by side with Robinson able to hold off Hansberry Jr. until the caution flag came out on lap 10 for a spin.  On the restart Hansberry Jr. was able to clear Robinson and open up a four car length advantage.

 

Ray Hellenbrand took over the second position on lap 15 before spinning coming out of turn two and bringing out the caution flag.  Hansberry Jr. easily maintained his lead following the restart and cruised to victory lane.  Gary Hellenbrand finished in second followed by Tim Wondrash, Bryan Hellenbrand, and Robinson.

 

“The track was slick tonight so we definitely earned this one.  Everything worked out for me tonight,” said Hansberry Jr.

 

Robert Hansberry Jr. was fastest in qualifying for the fourth straight event with a mark of 20.351 (88.448 mph).  The RA Heating and Air Conditioning Dash was won by Trevor Robinson.  Winners in the heat races were Gary Hellenbrand and Mike Taylor.

 

Steve Dickson Chief of the Bandits Tonight

 

Steve Dickson won the 20 lap feature for the Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits.  It was his eighth career feature win for the 2007 Bandits champion.

 

Lyle Phillips and Steve Dickson paced the field to the green flag.  Dickson took the lead from the start with Dave Schmidt battling it out with Phillips for second taking that spot on lap 3.  McKayla Adams raced her way past Phillips for the third position on lap 4 with Jeremy Bredeson and Dan Snyder into the top five on lap 6.

 

Schmidt had cut Dickson’s lead to a single car length and began to challenge Dickson for the lead.  But tonight’s race belonged to Dickson who held off Schmidt to pick up the win.

 

“We were able to stop Dave Schmidt’s two race win streak.  I wasn’t going to give up the bottom groove,” said Dickson.

 

The quick qualifier was Dan Snyder with a lap of 15.000 (60.000 mph).  Dave Schmidt won the RA Heating and Air Conditioning Dash.  Bill Kohn and Steve Dickson won the heat races.

 

Mike Bollinger Top Gun in 6Shooters

 

Mike Bollinger picked up the win in the 15 lap feature for the Roto Rooter 6Shooters.

 

Bollinger and Nick Krohn brought the field to the green with Bollinger jumping out to a sizeable advantage.  Mike Seidel moved past Krohn for second on lap 4.  Ronnie Osborne moved up to fourth on lap 6 followed by Ken Morris and Jim Ronspiez.  Seidel had a tire go down on lap 7 ending his night and allowing Bollinger to increase his lead.  Osborne was able to get by Krohn for second with three laps to go, but Bollinger was just too fast for the field tonight and picked up his first-ever victory.

 

“This is awesome.  It is such a great time,” said Bollinger who indicated he has a total of $300 invested in his car.

 

Chris Brugger and Ronnie Osborne won the heat races for the 6Shooters.

 

Racing continues on Friday, July 14th when it’s Kids’ Night at Madison featuring a $1000 coin scramble and action in the Late Models, Sportsman, Bandits, Legends, and Bandoleros with all kids 11 and under admitted free.

Photo By: Guy Adams

MILLER REPEATS THE FEAT, CAPTURES SECOND STRAIGHT 'SALUTE TO AMERICA'


Story By: John Wells
Photo By: Guy Adams

For the second straight year, Jeremy Miller picked up the checkered flag in the ‘Salute to America’ 48 lap feature for the Big 8 Late Models at Madison International Speedway. Miller started eleventh and took the lead on lap 27 on his way to the checkered flag.

Tyler Brown and Tim Sargent led the field of seventeen cars to the green flag. Sargent was able to gain the early advantage. On lap 3 Bobby Wilberg passed Brown for second. Three laps later Brody Willett moved past Ryan Kamish for fourth place.

On lap 7, Wilberg moved to the inside of Sargent coming out of turn four to take the lead. Moving quickly up through the field was Miller who was fifth on lap 9.. On lap 11 Miller moved to the inside of Willett for the third position.

Miller moved past Sargent on lap 14 to take second and started to hunt down Wilberg. On lap 18, Wilberg’s lead was down to three car lengths over Miller as the leaders worked around lapped traffic. This allowed the pair to build a sizeable lead over the third place car of Michael Bilderback.

Miller took the lead on lap 27 when he found room on the low side coming out of turn two and worked his way past Wilberg. Miller was able to increase his lead on lap 31 when Wilberg got caught behind lapped traffic. Doing his best to dial in the top two, Bilderback was closing the gap on Wilberg.

Miller was able to increase his lead over Wilberg as the rest of the field was hoping for a caution flag, but it didn’t come out. Bilderback finished in third followed by Sargent and Willett.

“It’s crazy. This car has just been fast lately,” said Miller who became the all-time winningest driver in the Big 8.

“I’ve got to thank everyone who helps me out and allows me to do this out here,” said Wilberg.

Bilderback added, “We just didn’t work our way through traffic like we needed to tonight.”

Heat race wins went to Jeremy Miller and John Baumeister Jr. Miller also set fast time with a lap of 18.463, narrowly missing the Big 8 track record at Madison of 18.441.

‘Salute to America’
Race Results

1. Jeremy Miller Rockford, IL
2. Bobby Wilberg Beloit, WI
3. Michael Bilderback South Beloit, IL
4. Tim Sargent South Beloit, IL
5. Brody Willett Alburnett, IA
6. John Baumeister Jr Beloit, WI
7. Matt Lundberg Rockton, IL
8. Zach Riddle Cottage Grove, WI
9. Ryan Kamish Farmington, MN
10. Mike Lloyd Davis, IL
11. Jerry Mueller Richfield, WI
12. Cody Kippenhan Ypsilanti, MI
13. Jake Vanoskey Hartford, WI
14. Jared Duda St Michael, MN
15. Steve Vaughn Maple Park, IL
16. Tyler Hromadka Brookfield, WI
17. Tyler Brown Carol Stream, Il
DNS- Jake Zellmer Muskego, WI

BIG 8 LATE MODEL SERIES POINTS
(Top 10, as of 6.30.17)

1. Michael Bilderback 354
2. Jeremy Miller 343
3. Tim Sargent 295
4. Brody Willett 267
5. Ryan Kamish 205
6. Jerry Mueller 202
7. Mike Lloyd 186
8. Jake Vanoskey 180
9. Tyler Brown (R) 175
10. Jared Duda 166

Theriault Wins Another Short Track Thriller, Conquers Madison

MADISON, Wis. (June 23, 2017) -- Austin Theriault didn't have the best car in the beginning, but his Ken Schrader Racing crew got it right for the most important part. Theriault, in the No. 52 Federated Auto Parts Toyota, held off a hard charge from Zane Smith in the end to win the Montgomery Ward 200 Friday night at Madison Int'l Speedway. Theriault also increased his ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship points lead, added his third win of the season and fourth of his career.

"We don't always have the fastest car at the beginning, but this team races smart," said Theriault. "We were good when it counted."

Theriault hovered in the top-five for most of the race but got the car adjusted to his liking just in time to lead the final 35 laps and fend off whoever took a run at the eventual winner.

"You gotta take what the car gives you. We lost positions in the beginning but we stayed consistent and we didn't drive over our heads. We kept ourselves in position the whole race and went when we could. Whoever had the track position was going to win this. Really proud of all these guys on this Ken Schrader Racing team…they race really smart."

Theriault wasn't the only one with a good handling race car. After fending off Christian Eckes in the closing laps, Theriault then had to deal with Smith who stayed right with Theriault after the final restart inside 10 laps to go. Smith, in the No. 55 LaPaz Margarita Mix-Icon Vehicle Dynamics Toyota, got to Theriault's rear bumper but fell back two lengths coming to checkered flag as the leaders sliced their way through lapped traffic.

"So close," said Smith. "I had a lot of fun out there…be just that more fun if we were over there where the 52 is. Hats off to Venturini Motorsports…we were up front all day. I'm just lucky to be a part of the team. Lapped traffic was a handful tonight. We caught the left-front corner in traffic coming to the checkered flag…racing for the win. We could have timed that last lap a little better, but other than that, I think we did just about everything we could do."

Riley Herbst finished third in the No. 18 NOS Energy Drink-UFC Gym Toyota.

"We were up and down all day," said Herbst. "We got up to second once, then got shuffled back on a restart. Wish we had 10 more laps…I think we had something for them. As abrasive as this track is, I didn't think the General Tires were going to hold up, but they held up great all day."

Shane Lee finished fourth in the No. 22 Big Tine Ford.

"Feels good…finally finished one," said Lee. "We were just riding around in eighth or ninth, saving our brakes so we'd have good brakes for the end. Overall, I'm happy with how this one ended up."

Eckes finished fifth in the No. 15 New York Bus Sales Toyota. But for a while, inside of 25 laps to go, Eckes looked like it was going to end up way better than that. Eckes caught Theriault in the final laps and was working his rear bumper when the final caution flag stopped his progress. On the restart, Eckes couldn't get going as well and fell back.

"I think that last caution saved us," Theriault said. "The 15 caught us and I missed my line a couple times. I'm not sure if we could have held him off. But the caution allowed our tires to cool down and we got going again."

Twelve lead changes among six drivers kept the race hopping from start to finish while eight cautions for 55 laps continually mixed up the order. General Tire Pole winner Dalton Sargeant led the first 22 laps before Smith took control to the lead the 23rd. Sargeant charged right back and reclaimed the top spot on the 24th circuit. And so the race went…as Sargeant, Smith, Eckes, Dean, Tanner Thorson and Theriault continually swapped the lead back and forth with fantastic two- and three-wide racing all the back through the pack.

Sargeant fell back for most of the race, but came on like gangbusters for the end and finished sixth in the No. 77 Big Tine Ford. Bret Holmes kept himself in the mix all night, coming home seventh in the No. 23 Southern States Bank Chevrolet. Seventeen-year-old Ryan Repko looked good in his ARCA debut, battling from a lap down most of the race to finish a hard-earned eighth in the No. 78 Champion Power Equipment-Eibach Chevrolet. Dean recovered from an early-race spin and looked to be a victory lane threat most of the way before fading in the end. Dean, in the No. 32 GREE Cooling Products Toyota, finished ninth with Thorson, after leading 27 laps, falling back to 10th in the final running order in the No. 25 Musselman's Apple Sauce Toyota. Justin Fontaine, in the No. 33 ProMatic Toyota, finished 11th, the last car on the lead lap.

The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards is headed to Iowa Speedway next for the Fans With Benefits 150 Saturday night, July 8.

RACE RESULTS

Photo By: Jess Riedner

Will Rece Rules the Late Models at Madison

Taylor, Schmidt, and Koerner Also Winners

Rookie Will Rece took home the win in the 30 lap feature for the Whelen All American NASCAR Late Models at Madison. Veteran Mike Taylor picked up the victory for the Dave’s White Rock Sportsman while Dave Schmidt made it two in a row for the Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits and Scott Koerner won in the ILLINI Midgets. Chris Koepke defended his championship in the second annual Beer Mile.

Due to a threat of severe weather moving towards the track, speedway management decide to eliminate the heat races for all divisions which allowed the racing program to be completed before the rains hit.

Rece Goes Wire to Wire in Late Models

In only his third start in a Late Model, Will Rece started on the pole and won the caution free 30 lap feature for the Whelen All American NASCAR Late Models.

Rece and Austin Nason paced the field of eighteen cars to the green flag. Rece took the early lead followed by Nason, Brian Beale, Brent Edmunds, and Dale Nottestad. On lap 4 Nottestad moved to the inside of Edmunds to take the fourth position.

Out front Rece was continuing to hold off Nason. On lap 13 Nason and Rece made slight contact coming out of turn four allowing Rece to increase his lead to six car lengths. On lap 16 Beale appeared to be in position to pass Nason, but drifted up the track coming out of turn two allowing Nason to keep the second spot, Nottestad to move into third, and Rece’s lead to increase.

On lap 19 Jeremy Miller moved into fifth place. With six laps to go Miller moved into fourth when he worked his way past Beale. But out front Rece was building a huge lead over Nason and the rest of the field. Two laps later Miller moved into third when he passed Nottestad, and then two laps later took second from Nason.

But Rece was on a mission tonight and cruised his way to victory lane. Miller, Nason, Nottestad, and Beale rounded out the top five.

Fast time was Jeremy Miller with a lap of 18.604 (96.753 mph). Zack Riddle won the RA Heating and Air Conditioning Dash.

Mike Taylor Wins a Sportsman Thriller

Much to the delight of the crowd, long-time racer Mike Taylor held off Robert Hansberry Jr. to win the 20 lap feature for the Dave’s White Rock Sportsman.

Mike Taylor and Mark DePorter brought the field to the green flag. The two ran side by side for the first lap before Taylor got the advantage. Behind the leader DePorter, Josh Madell, and Trevor Robinson were fighting it out for second. Robinson would eventually get the advantage, but it allowed Taylor to build a huge lead.

On lap 5 Robinson and Madell made contact on the front stretch bringing out the caution flag and negating Taylor’s sizeable advantage.

Taylor and Ray Hellenbrand brought the field back to green with Taylor choosing the inside. Hellenbrand took the top spot from Taylor by running the outside with DePorter, Hansberry, and Gary Hellenbrand rounding out the top five.

On lap 7 Taylor and Ray Hellenbrand were running side by side before Taylor regained the point. On lap 9 DePorter and Ray Hellenbrand were side by side for second with Robert Hansberry Jr. on the outside looking in. Hansberry Jr. was able to take the third spot on lap 11 and was trying to work his way past Ray Hellenbrand. On lap 13 Hansberry Jr. moved to the outside of Ray Hellenbrand to take the second spot but still one second behind Taylor.

With four laps to go Hansberry Jr. had cut Taylor’s lead down to two car lengths. But nobody was going to deny Taylor on this night who picked up the win.

Hansberry Jr. set fast time with a lap of 20.282 (88.749 mph) which was .001 seconds ahead of Ray Hellenbrand and also picked up his third straight win in the RA Heating and Air Conditioning Dash.

Two in a Row for Dave Schmidt

Dave Schmidt took home the checkered flag in the 20 lap feature for the Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits.

Tyler DePorter and Lyle Phillips led the eleven car field of Bandits to the green flag. DePorter had the early advantage before Dan Snyder and Dave Schmidt were up to challenge. Snyder had the lead on lap 2 before Schmidt wrestled away the top spot on lap 4.

Behind Schmidt Phillips and Snyder were running side by side for second followed closely by McKayla Adams and Bill Kohn. The tight racing behind Schmidt allowed him to build a huge lead. On lap 12 Snyder had won the race for second with Adams up to third place.

With two laps to go, Adams worked her way to the inside of Snyder to take third. But Schmidt was simply too fast tonight as he picked up his second straight win followed by Adams, Snyder, Nick Schmidt, and Jeremy Bredeson.

Quickest in qualifying with a lap of 15.128 was Dave Schmidt. Steve Dickson won the RA Heating and Air Conditioning Dash.

Scott Koerner Wins ILLINI Midget Feature

Scott Koerner edged Ryan Probst by less than one foot to take home the victory in the 20 lap feature for the ILLINI Midgets.

Doug Orseske led for the first lap before drifting up the track on lap 2 to give the lead to Jordan Caskey. Caskey looked like he was going to run away from the field, but Scott Koerner was up to challenge him by lap 4 and was able to take the lead on lap 5 coming out of turn four when he worked to the inside of Caskey.

The caution flag came out on lap 7 when rookie Chris Adrien spun in turn four. Koerner was able to maintain his lead on the single file restart. On lap 9 Ryan Probst moved to the outside of Caskey to take the second position. Two laps later the caution flag waved for the second time when Taylor Fenske spun in turn two.

Koerner brought the field back to the green on the restart and was able to keep the lead as Probst was working the outside groove. On lap 14 Probst dove to the inside of Koerner coming out of turn four to take the lead. But Koerner was not about to give up as he tried to work his way to the inside and regained the lead with two laps to go. The two ran side by side with Koerner edging Probst at the stripe to pick up the victory.

Chris Koepke Wins the Beer Mile

Four laps and four beers later, Fort Atkinson’s Chris Koepke won the Beer Mile for the second straight year after taking the lead on the final lap. Runner-up Joe Jacobus won the Over 50 division, Kevin Gassner won the Big Man’s Challenge, and Paige Munns won the Women’s Division.

The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards is here next Friday night for the Montgomery Ward 200. Practice takes place from 1:30 – 3:30 PM, qualifying at 5:00 PM, on-track autographs from 6:30 – 7:30 PM, and racing at 8:00 PM.

Results

NASCAR Late Models

A Feature 1 30 laps

1. 15WR-Will Rece, [1]; 2. 5M-Jeremy Miller, [12]; 3. 14N-Austin Nason, [2]; 4. 51N-Dale Nottestad, [6]; 5. 18B-Brian Beale, [3]; 6. 28W-Bobby Wilberg, [11]; 7. 87E-Brent Edmunds, [5]; 8. 14R-Zack Riddle, [10]; 9. 2MB-Michael Bilderback, [13]; 10. X-Jon Reynolds Jr, [7]; 11. 18L-Brady Liddle, [8]; 12. 19B-John Baumeister, [14]; 13. 78L-Matt Lundberg, [4]; 14. 15R-Pat Richgels, [15]; 15. 12B-Billy Baumeister, [17]; 16. 1A-Steve Anderson, [16]; 17. 40G-Tom Gille, [9]; 18. 3G-Shawn Gunsolus, [18]

Dash 1 6 laps

1. 14R-Zack Riddle, [3]; 2. 28W-Bobby Wilberg, [5]; 3. 18L-Brady Liddle, [2]; 4. 5M-Jeremy Miller, [6]; 5. 40G-Tom Gille, [1]; 6. 2MB-Michael Bilderback, [4]

Qualifying 1

1. 5M-Jeremy Miller, [2]; 2. 28W-Bobby Wilberg, [5]; 3. 14R-Zack Riddle, [4]; 4. 2MB-Michael Bilderback, [6]; 5. 40G-Tom Gille, [10]; 6. 18L-Brady Liddle, [13]; 7. X-Jon Reynolds Jr, [11]; 8. 51N-Dale Nottestad, [3]; 9. 87E-Brent Edmunds, [9]; 10. 78L-Matt Lundberg, [14]; 11. 18B-Brian Beale, [7]; 12. 14N-Austin Nason, [1]; 13. 15WR-Will Rece, [12]; 14. 19B-John Baumeister, [8]; 15. 15R-Pat Richgels, [16]; 16. 1A-Steve Anderson, [18]; 17. 12B-Billy Baumeister, [15]; 18. 3G-Shawn Gunsolus, [17]

Dave’s White Rock Sportsman

A Feature 1 20 laps

1. 4T-Mike Taylor, [1]; 2. 7H-Robert Hansberry, [6]; 3. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand, [5]; 4. 00H-Gary Hellenbrand, [8]; 5. 1H-Bryan Hellenbrand, [7]; 6. 84W-Tim Wondrash, [9]; 7. 5S-Dan Silberhorn, [11]; 8. 71JM-Josh Madell, [4]; 9. 28D-Mark DePorter, [2]; 10. 99TR-Trevor Robinson, [3]; 11. 14DD-Dwight Dunlap, [10]; (DNS) 7M-Sam Messell,

Dash 1 6 laps

1. 7H-Robert Hansberry, [1]; 2. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand, [2]; 3. 71JM-Josh Madell, [3]; 4. 28D-Mark DePorter, [5]; 5. 4T-Mike Taylor, [6]; 6. 99TR-Trevor Robinson, [4]

Qualifying 1

1. 7H-Robert Hansberry, [1]; 2. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand, [2]; 3. 71JM-Josh Madell, [8]; 4. 99TR-Trevor Robinson, [12]; 5. 28D-Mark DePorter, [3]; 6. 4T-Mike Taylor, [5]; 7. 1H-Bryan Hellenbrand, [6]; 8. 00H-Gary Hellenbrand, [4]; 9. 84W-Tim Wondrash, [7]; 10. 5S-Dan Silberhorn, [9]; 11. 14DD-Dwight Dunlap, [10]; (DNS) 7M-Sam Messell,

Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits

A Feature 1 20 laps

1. 10S-Dave Schmidt, [8]; 2. 49A-McKayla Adams, [7]; 3. 51S-Dan Snyder, [4]; 4. 09S-Nick Schmidt, [10]; 5. 7B-Jeremy Bredeson, [5]; 6. 13S-Travis Schneeberg, [9]; 7. 83K-Bill Kohn, [6]; 8. 10D-Steve Dickson, [3]; 9. 35P-Lyle Phillips, [2]; 10. 2D-Tyler DePorter, [1]; 11. 44S-Todd Snow, [11]

Dash 1 6 laps

1. 10D-Steve Dickson, [1]; 2. 10S-Dave Schmidt, [6]; 3. 7B-Jeremy Bredeson, [3]; 4. 83K-Bill Kohn, [4]; 5. 51S-Dan Snyder, [2]; 6. 49A-McKayla Adams, [5]

Qualifying 1: Lineup

1. 10S-Dave Schmidt, [1]; 2. 49A-McKayla Adams, [2]; 3. 83K-Bill Kohn, [4]; 4. 7B-Jeremy Bredeson, [5]; 5. 51S-Dan Snyder, [3]; 6. 10D-Steve Dickson, [7]; 7. 35P-Lyle Phillips, [11]; 8. 2D-Tyler DePorter, [8]; 9. 13S-Travis Schneeberg, [10]; 10. 09S-Nick Schmidt, [6]; 11. 44S-Todd Snow, [9]

Photo By: Jess Riedner

MICHAEL BILDERBACK BEST IN SHOW TONIGHT AT MADISON

Hansberry Jr., Schmidt, Moyer and Hartwig also Victorious

Michael Bilderback Powers His Way to Victory Lane

Michael Bilderback took the lead on lap 11 and led the rest of the way to pick up the checkered flag in the caution-free 30 lap feature for the Whelen All American NASCAR Late Models.

The twenty-one car field was brought to the green flag by Brent Edmunds and Michael Bilderback. Edmunds took the lead followed by Bilderback, Tom Gille, Austin Nason and Brady Liddle. On lap 3 Nason moved past Gille for third with Liddle moving up to fourth one lap later. On lap 5 Bobby Wilberg joined the top five when he passed Gille.

On lap 10 Bilderback worked his way to the inside of Edmunds to try to take the lead. But Edmunds held on for a lap before surrendering the top spot to Bilderback who took the lead on lap 11. Nason moved past Edmunds into second on lap 12.

At the half-way point Bilderback’s lead over Nason was just under one second. On lap 18 Wilberg raced his way past Edmunds to take over the third spot. With ten laps to go Bilderback was increasing his lead over Nason to eight car lengths. Wilberg trailed Nason by eight lengths while Dale Nottestad was closing on Edmunds for fourth place.

With five laps to go, Bilderback had caught the tail end of the field and began to work his way through the soon to be lapped traffic. While doing so he was able to increase his lead to more than ten lengths over Nason. But tonight there would be no denying Bilderback who cruised to victory lane. Nason finished in second followed by Wilberg, Nottestad, and Edmunds. Rounding out the top ten were Liddle, Jon Reynolds Jr., Jeremy Miler, Zack Riddle, and Brian Beale.

“We had some problems with the car earlier tonight. The crew worked hard to get this car ready to go for the feature,” said Bilderback.

Fast qualifier was Kevin Knuese with a circuit of 18.759 (95.954 mph). Knuese elected to start at the rear of the feature field to try to win the $400 “Ultimate Challenge” money for starting from the rear and winning the feature compliments of United Fans of Wisconsin.

Jeremy Miller won the RA Heating and Air Conditioning Dash. Ten lap heat races were won by Steve Anderson, Will Rece, and Dale Nottestad. The wins for Anderson and Rece were their first ever in a Late Model as both are rookies this season.

Two in a Row for Robert Hansberry Jr.

Defending track champion Robert Hansberry Jr. won the 20 lap feature for the Dave’s White Rock Sportsman.

Tim Wondrash and Bryan Hellenbrand led the field to the green flag racing side by side for the first two laps before Hellenbrand was able to take the lead. Unfortunately, Hellenbrand spun coming out of turn two on lap 3 and found himself facing the field who were somehow able to avoid making contact.

On the restart, Gary Hellenbrand took the lead from Wondrash with Mike Taylor and Robert Hansberry Jr. up to second and third one lap later. On lap 10 the caution came out for a spin in turn two just as Hansberry Jr. was about to pass Taylor.

Hellenbrand and Taylor lined up side by side on the restart with Hellenbrand taking the advantage. One lap later Hansberry Jr. was up to second before giving the spot back to Taylor before the caution flag waved for debris on the track.

Taylor took the lead on the restart only to see Hellenbrand get the top spot on lap 13. On lap 14 Hansberry Jr. powered by on the inside of Hellenbrand coming out of turn two to take the lead.

From there it was all Hansberry Jr. who checked away from the field while Taylor and Hellenbrand fought it out for second. Taylor would win the battle for second with Hellenbrand, Ray Hellenbrand, and Tim Wondrash rounding out the top five.

“This has always been a good car. I have a lot of pride in this car since it was the first one we built. I wasn’t sure I was going to get by those guys racing side by side,” said Hansberry Jr.

Robert Hansberry Jr. set quick time with a lap of 20.421 (88.145 mph). Hansberry also picked up the RA Heating and Air Conditioning Dash. Eight lap heat races were won by Gary Hellenbrand and Ray Hellenbrand.

Dave Schmidt Captures the Bandit Checkered Flag

Schmidt took the lead on lap 6 and took home the victory in the 20 lap feature for the Pellitteri Waste Systems

Cade Watters and Bill Kohn ushered the field of ten Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits to the green flag. Watters took the early lead before McKayla Adams worked her way to the inside to take the lead on lap 2 before the caution came out on lap 3 for debris on the track.

Adams and Dan Snyder brought the field back to the green with Dave Schmidt up to third. Schmidt made it three wide coming out of turn four on lap 5 with Adams able to hold onto the lead.

On lap 6 Schmidt found the room he needed to take the lead away from Adams with Snyder, Lyle Phillips, and Jeremy Bredeson rounding out the top five. Schmidt built a sizeable lead of fifteen car lengths out front as Adams and Snyder were racing side by side for second.

As the battle for second continued, Schmidt’s lead was growing out front. Schmidt easily rolled his way to victory lane with Adams holding off Snyder for second with Bredeson and Phillips completing the top five.

“I knew I had to make my move coming out of turn four,” said Schmidt from victory lane who donated his trophy to a lucky fan.

Setting fast time in qualifying was Schmidt with a lap of 14.928. The winner in the RA Heating and Air Conditioning Dash was Dan Snyder. Eight lap heat races were won by Jeremy Bredeson and Schmidt.

Aaron Moyer Wins Legends Shootout

Aaron Moyer picked up the win in the 20 lap feature for the Legends and became the all-time winningest Legends driver at Madison with twenty-two feature wins. He and teammate Max McNamara came into the night tied for feature wins.

Derek Mueller and Dillon Schwanbeck brought the field of Legends to the green flag, but it was McNamara wasting no time in splitting the top two and taking the lead on the first lap. Up to second and third on lap 2 were Riley Stenjem and Aaron Moyer who had an eight car length lead. On lap 9 Moyer pulled to the inside of Stenjem and the two raced side by side before Moyer got the advantage on lap 10.

Moyer began to close the gap with McNamara to two car lengths by lap 12. With five to go Moyer was right on McNamara’s back bumper with Stenjem keeping the top two in his sights. With two laps to go McNamara drifted up the track on the back shoot giving the lead to Moyer for good and allowing Stenjem to grab the second spot.

Moyer was fastest in qualifying with a mark of 13.778 while McNamara won the eight lap heat race.

Alex Hartwig Runs Away from the Pack of Bandoleros

Alex Hartwig cruised to victory in the 12 lap feature for the Bandoleros in a race that featured the largest field for the division in Madison history.

Keagen Benz and Emma Huntsiger brought the field to the green flag. Huntsiger jumped out to the lead followed by Anna Price, but moving up through the field was the very speedy Alex Hartwig.

On lap 3 Hartwig moved to second ahead of Price and started closing the gap on Huntsiger. On the next lap Hartwig powered by Huntsiger coming out of turn four to take the lead and by the half-way point had a huge lead as he worked his way in and out of lapped traffic.

The best race was for second between Huntsiger and Karter Stark who were also doing a great job working through lapped traffic. Stark finished in second place followed by Kole Guralski, Huntsiger, and Price.

The Bandoleros did not qualify. Six lap heat races were won by Chase Wangsness and Cole Guralski.

Racing continues on Friday June 16th with action in the Late Models, Sportsman, Bandits and the visiting Illini Midgets plus the second annual “Beer Mile” on the Ring of Fire. Grandstands open at 6:00 with qualifying at 6:20 and racing at 7:30.

The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards is here on Friday, June 23rd for the Montgomery Ward 200 featuring the top drivers from across the country plus live pit stops.. Advance tickets are on sale now at participating Menards stores for just $15.00.

Whelen All American NASCAR Late Models

Feature 30 laps

1. 2MB-Michael Bilderback, [2]; 2. 14N-Austin Nason, [5]; 3. 28W-Bobby Wilberg, [4]; 4. 51N-Dale Nottestad, [8]; 5. 87E-Brent Edmunds, [1]; 6. 18L-Brady Liddle, [6]; 7. X-Jon Reynolds Jr, [9]; 8. 5M-Jeremy Miller, [11]; 9. 14R-Zack Riddle, [10]; 10. 18B-Brian Beale, [7]; 11. 40G-Tom Gille, [3]; 12. 15WR-Will Rece, [12]; 13. 00W-Brody Willett, [13]; 14. 19B-John Baumeister, [18]; 15. 33K-Kevin Knuese, [21]; 16. 78L-Matt Lundberg, [15]; 17. 1A-Steve Anderson, [14]; 18. 12B-Billy Baumeister, [17]; 19. 15C-Michael Clapper, [16]; 20. 37R-Seth Reamer, [19]; 21. 32D-Paul Dygon, [20]; (DNS) 15R-Pat Richgels,

Dash 6 laps

1. 5M-Jeremy Miller, [4]; 2. X-Jon Reynolds Jr, [3]; 3. 14R-Zack Riddle, [2]; 4. 51N-Dale Nottestad, [5]; 5. 33K-Kevin Knuese, [1]; 6. 18B-Brian Beale, [6]

Heat 1 10 laps

1. 1A-Steve Anderson, [2]; 2. 78L-Matt Lundberg, [4]; 3. 15C-Michael Clapper, [6]; 4. 12B-Billy Baumeister, [3]; 5. 19B-John Baumeister, [5]; 6. 37R-Seth Reamer, [1]; 7. 32D-Paul Dygon, [7]

Heat 2 10 laps

1. 15WR-Will Rece, [2]; 2. 2MB-Michael Bilderback, [4]; 3. 00W-Brody Willett, [1]; 4. 87E-Brent Edmunds, [3]; 5. 14N-Austin Nason, [7]; 6. 40G-Tom Gille, [5]; 7. 28W-Bobby Wilberg, [6]

Heat 3 10 laps

1. 51N-Dale Nottestad, [3]; 2. X-Jon Reynolds Jr, [5]; 3. 18B-Brian Beale, [2]; 4. 18L-Brady Liddle, [1]; 5. 14R-Zack Riddle, [6]; 6. 33K-Kevin Knuese, [7]; 7. 5M-Jeremy Miller, [4]

Qualifying 2 laps | 00:00:00

1. 33K-Kevin Knuese, [10]; 2. 14R-Zack Riddle, [20]; 3. X-Jon Reynolds Jr, [18]; 4. 5M-Jeremy Miller, [13]; 5. 51N-Dale Nottestad, [15]; 6. 18B-Brian Beale, [4]; 7. 18L-Brady Liddle, [11]; 8. 14N-Austin Nason, [14]; 9. 28W-Bobby Wilberg, [21]; 10. 40G-Tom Gille, [9]; 11. 2MB-Michael Bilderback, [5]; 12. 87E-Brent Edmunds, [8]; 13. 15WR-Will Rece, [17]; 14. 00W-Brody Willett, [22]; 15. 15C-Michael Clapper, [6]; 16. 19B-John Baumeister, [3]; 17. 78L-Matt Lundberg, [12]; 18. 12B-Billy Baumeister, [2]; 19. 1A-Steve Anderson, [1]; 20. 37R-Seth Reamer, [16]; 21. 32D-Paul Dygon, [7]; 22. 15R-Pat Richgels, [19]

Dave’s White Rock Sportsman

Feature 20 laps

1. 7H-Robert Hansberry, [7]; 2. 4T-Mike Taylor, [6]; 3. 00H-Gary Hellenbrand, [4]; 4. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand, [3]; 5. 84W-Tim Wondrash, [1]; 6. 14DD-Dwight Dunlap, [9]; 7. 1H-Bryan Hellenbrand, [2]; 8. 99TR-Trevor Robinson, [5]; (DNS) 7M-Sam Messell,

Dash 6 laps | 00:00:00

1. 7H-Robert Hansberry, [1]; 2. 00H-Gary Hellenbrand, [4]; 3. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand, [3]; 4. 4T-Mike Taylor, [2]; 5. 1H-Bryan Hellenbrand, [5]

Heat 1 8 laps

1. 00H-Gary Hellenbrand, [1]; 2. 4T-Mike Taylor, [3]; 3. 99TR-Trevor Robinson, [2]; 4. 7H-Robert Hansberry, [4]

Heat 2 8 laps

1. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand, [3]; 2. 1H-Bryan Hellenbrand, [2]; 3. 14DD-Dwight Dunlap, [5]; 4. 84W-Tim Wondrash, [1]; 5. 7M-Sam Messell, [4]

Qualifying 2 laps | 00:00:00

1. 7H-Robert Hansberry, [2]; 2. 4T-Mike Taylor, [8]; 3. 99TR-Trevor Robinson, [7]; 4. 00H-Gary Hellenbrand, [4]; 5. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand, [5]; 6. 1H-Bryan Hellenbrand, [3]; 7. 84W-Tim Wondrash, [9]; 8. 14DD-Dwight Dunlap, [1]; 9. 7M-Sam Messell, [6]

Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits

Feature 20 laps

1. 10S-Dave Schmidt, [5]; 2. 49A-McKayla Adams, [3]; 3. 695S-Dan Snyder, [4]; 4. 7B-Jeremy Bredeson, [6]; 5. 35P-Lyle Phillips, [7]; 6. 77W-Cade Watters, [1]; 7. 83K-Bill Kohn, [2]; 8. 0P-Steve Putman, [8]; 9. 95L-Dan Lerdahl, [9]; 10. 13S-Travis Schneeberg, [10]

Dash 6 laps

1. 695S-Dan Snyder, [2]; 2. 49A-McKayla Adams, [3]; 3. 83K-Bill Kohn, [4]; 4. 77W-Cade Watters, [5]; 5. 7B-Jeremy Bredeson, [6]

Heat 1 8 laps

1. 7B-Jeremy Bredeson, [4]; 2. 35P-Lyle Phillips, [3]; 3. 0P-Steve Putman, [2]; 4. 95L-Dan Lerdahl, [1]; 5. 13S-Travis Schneeberg, [5]

Heat 2 8 laps

1. 10S-Dave Schmidt, [5]; 2. 49A-McKayla Adams, [3]; 3. 695S-Dan Snyder, [4]; 4. 83K-Bill Kohn, [2]

Qualifying 2 laps | 00:00:00

1. 10S-Dave Schmidt, [1]; 2. 695S-Dan Snyder, [2]; 3. 49A-McKayla Adams, [3]; 4. 83K-Bill Kohn, [4]; 5. 77W-Cade Watters, [5]; 6. 7B-Jeremy Bredeson, [6]; 7. 35P-Lyle Phillips, [7]; 8. 0P-Steve Putman, [8]; 9. 95L-Dan Lerdahl, [9]; 10. 13S-Travis Schneeberg, [10]

Bandoleros

Feature 12 laps

1. 901H-Alex Hartwig, [8]; 2. 92S-Karter Stark, [6]; 3. 56G-Kole Guralski, [12]; 4. 16H-Emma Huntsiger, [2]; 5. 64PM-Anna Price, [4]; 6. 20G-Jevin Guralski, [10]; 7. 5R-Robbie Rucks, [11]; 8. 17B-Keagen Benz, [1]; 9. 109W-Mason Wilcott, [5]; 10. 90G-Michael Guderski, [3]; 11. 8W-Chase Wangsness, [13]; 12. 70K-Keegan Kehoe, [7]; 13. 11W-Kaeden Wangsness, [9]

Heat 1 6 laps

1. 8W-Chase Wangsness, [1]; 2. 5R-Robbie Rucks, [3]; 3. 11W-Kaeden Wangsness, [4]; 4. 70K-Keegan Kehoe, [5]; 5. 109W-Mason Wilcott, [2]; 6. 90G-Michael Guderski, [6]; 7. 17B-Keagen Benz, [7]

Heat 2 6 laps

1. 56G-Kole Guralski, [3]; 2. 20G-Jevin Guralski, [4]; 3. 901H-Alex Hartwig, [2]; 4. 92S-Karter Stark, [5]; 5. 64PM-Anna Price, [1]; 6. 16H-Emma Huntsiger, [6]

Legends

Feature 20 laps

1. 140M-Aaron Moyer, [5]; 2. 77S-Riley Stenjem, [3]; 3. 41M-Max McNamara, [4]; 4. 27S-Dillon Schwanbeck, [2]; 5. 34M-Derek Mueller, [1]

Heat 8 laps

1. 41M-Max McNamara, [4]; 2. 140M-Aaron Moyer, [5]; 3. 77S-Riley Stenjem, [3]; 4. 34M-Derek Mueller, [1]; 5. 27S-Dillon Schwanbeck, [2]

Qualifying 2 laps | 00:00:00

1. 41M-Max McNamara, [2]; 2. 140M-Aaron Moyer, [1]; 3. 77S-Riley Stenjem, [3]; 4. 27S-Dillon Schwanbeck, [4]; 5. 34M-Derek Mueller, [5]

DAN FREDRICKSON FLIES TO VICTORY AT MADISON

Dan Fredrickson picked up his second career feature win at Madison by taking home the checkered flag in the first round of the Triple Crown Super Late Model Challenge. Nick Egan (Midwest Trucks), Trevor Chilson (6Shooters), and Jamie Domski (Super Cups) also were winners.

Fredrickson Takes Round One

Dan Fredrickson made his long trip from Minnesota a good one tonight as he won the 50 lap feature for the Triple Crown Super Late Model Challenge. Fredrickson started eighth in the field and took the lead with twelve laps to go. It was his second career win at Madison.

Bobby Wilberg and Travis Sauter brought the twenty-four car field to the green flag. Wilberg gained the advantage for the lead on lap 2. Following the leaders were Andrew Morrissey, John Beale, and Mark Eswein. Dan Fredrickson passed Eswein for the fifth position on lap 5.

Wilberg and Sauter were breaking away from the pack while Beale was passing Morrissey for third on lap 10. On lap 14 Paul Shafer Jr. broke into the top five when he was able to pass Morrissey. Two laps later Fredrickson powered his way past Beale for third but with a lot of ground to close on the top two.

At the half-way the fastest car on the track belonged to Fredrickson who was closing the gap on the leaders. With twenty laps to go Fredrickson took the second position from Sauter and began to hunt down Wilberg.

With fifteen laps to go Wilberg’s lead was down to a car length. On lap 36 it appeared like Fredrickson was ready to take the lead but a lapped car thwarted any hopes Fredrickson had to take the lead for now. But on lap 38 he was able to move to the inside of Wilberg going into turn three to take the lead.

Fredrickson was cruising to a seven car length advantage with six laps to go and looked like he was all set for a trip to victory lane. But a spinning car on the front stretch brought out the caution flag setting up a five lap shootout.

Fredrickson led the single file restart back to green and got a great restart opening up a three car length lead. The closest racing was for third where Beale, Rich Bickle Jr., and Shafer Jr. were fighting it out. But this race belonged to Fredrickson who rolled to victory lane followed by Wilberg, Bickle Jr., Beale, and Shafer Jr.

“That’s the hardest fifty laps I’ve ever driven here,” said Bickle Jr. “We’ll get better. We just have a little work to do yet.”

“We were racing against the cream of the crop (Fredrickson and Bickle Jr.) out here so it was a good finish,” said Wilberg.

“This car was a real pleasure to drive. I love coming here to race at these Wisconsin tracks. I wished I lived around here. You Wisconsin guys are lucky to have such great tracks here,” said Fredrickson.

Austin Nason was fast qualifier with a lap of 17.539 (102.628 mph). Heat wins went to Jeff Van Oudenhoven, Dean LaPointe, and Dan Fredrickson.

Nick Egan Wins a Wild One

Nick Egan was in the right place at the right time to pick up the win in the 30 lap feature for the Midwest Trucks. As the leaders made contact ahead of him on the final lap, Egan was able to keep his eyes on the finish line and get the victory.

Egan and Derek Doerr paced the field of eighteen trucks to the green flag. The two raced side by side followed by Dave Edwards, Kevin Knuese, and James Swan. On lap 4 the caution flag came out when trucks the trucks of Michael Bachaus, Reagan May, and Gabe Sommers got together coming out of turn four.

Egan led for one lap following the restart before the trucks of Doerr and Knuese got together in turn two bringing out the yellow flag and sending both drivers to the tail of the field.

Egan and Edwards raced side by side on the restart with Swan and Tommy Pecaro directly behind the front row. On lap 6 Mike Corvo moved past Pecaro to take the fourth position. On lap 9 Egan took a two truck length advantage with Corvo taking the second position from Edwards.

At the half-way point Egan’s lead was four lengths over Corvo who was doing his best to hold off Swan. Moving up through the field after being sent to the rear was Knuese who was now up to sixth.

With ten laps to go, Egan had a 0.56 seconds advantage over Corvo who was starting to close the gap. On lap 22 Corvo pulled to the inside of Egan and was quickly joined by Swan in a three truck battle for the lead.

Two laps later Corvo captured the lead over Egan who was unable to hold off Swan for second. But quickly up to join the leaders was Knuese who was on a mission before he spun on the backstretch bringing out the caution with four laps to go.

Corvo brought the field back to the green single file style and was able to maintain his lead over Swan, Egan, Pecaro, and Edwards.

It looked like Corvo was headed to victory lane, but on the final lap Corvo got loose coming out of turn two giving Swan the opportunity he needed to take the lead, but the two made contact in turn four sending Swan up the track and opening the door for Egan who picked up the win.

“This is hard to describe…it’s hard to put into words. This is so great, it’s something you dream about,” said Egan.

Fast qualifier was Kevin Knuese with a lap of 18.958 (94.947 mph). Heat wins went to Rock Christiansen and Nick Egan.

Chilson Tops the 6Shooters

Trevor Chilson won the 20 lap feature for the Roto Rooter 6Shooters.

Dandy Don Ledwidge took the early lead from Charlie Spry before surrendering the top spot to Nick Krohn on lap 2. Up to join Krohn was 6Shooter veteran Chilson just before the caution flag came out for a spin.

When the green flag waved again, Krohn and Chilson raced side by side before Chilson sprinted out to the lead and checked away from the field working his way in and out of lapped traffic.

It was never in doubt for Chilson who despite a few near misses with lapped cars easily picked up the victory. Mike Seidel would finish in second followed by Jim Ronspiez, Mike Bollinger, and Krohn.

Heat wins went to Chad Niday and Mike Bollinger.

Domski Cruises to Super Cup Checkered Flag

Zachary Tinkle took the early lead before being joined by Jamie Domski who eventually took the point on lap 4. After a caution on lap 5, Domski continued to lead followed by Alex Ertmann and Payton Glodowski.

By lap 12 Domski had caught the tail end of the field and maneuvered his way through traffic building a big lead before a spin brought out the caution on lap 14 and negating the sizeable margin for Domski.

Domski continued to lead following the restart with Glodowski and Tinkle battling it out for second. The caution flag came out again with two laps to go for a spin in turn four.

It was another successful restart for Domski who held off Tinkle for the win. Rounding out the top five were Steve Naples, Glodowski, and Ertmann.

“This is my favorite track. I take a lot of pride in winning because these guys are good,” said Domski.

Jamie Domski topped the qualifying list for the Cups with a lap of 14.794. Zachary Tinkle won the 8 lap heat race.

Racing continues next Friday night June 9th with Kids’ Night featuring the Whelen All American NASCAR Late Models, Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits, Legends, and Bandoleros. Kids 11 and under will be admitted free plus there will be a candy scramble for the young fans.

Results

Super Late Models

Feature 50 laps

1. 36F-Dan Fredrickson, [8]; 2. 99W-Bobby Wilberg, [1]; 3. 45B-Rich Bickle Jr., [5]; 4. 7S-Paul Shafer Jr, [7]; 5. 5B-John Beale, [4]; 6. 47S-Travis Sauter, [2]; 7. 39M-Andrew Morrissey, [3]; 8. 25S-Jeff Storm, [10]; 9. 71E-Mark Eswein, [6]; 10. 42P-Dennis Prunty, [15]; 11. 89M-Brad Mueller, [11]; 12. 62H-John Heath, [18]; 13. 26B-Chris Blawat, [19]; 14. 15L-Dean LaPointe, [12]; 15. 28F-Jake Finney, [21]; 16. 10M-Andy Monday, [16]; 17. 22S-Jeremy Spoonmore, [22]; 18. 13B-Mikie Breiner, [23]; 19. 5H-Jeff Holmgren Jr, [24]; 20. 14N-Austin Nason, [9]; 21. 45O-Jeff Van Oudenhoven, [17]; 22. 11K-Bobby Kendall, [20]; 23. 75T-Joel Theisen, [14]; 24. 41R-Donny Reuvers, [13]; (DNS) 87F-Jay Foster,

Heat 1 10 laps

1. 45O-Jeff Van Oudenhoven, [3]; 2. 62H-John Heath, [4]; 3. 26B-Chris Blawat, [1]; 4. 11K-Bobby Kendall, [5]; 5. 28F-Jake Finney, [7]; 6. 22S-Jeremy Spoonmore, [2]; 7. 13B-Mikie Breiner, [6]; 8. 5H-Jeff Holmgren Jr, [8]

Heat 2 10 laps

1. 15L-Dean LaPointe, [2]; 2. 99W-Bobby Wilberg, [5]; 3. 25S-Jeff Storm, [4]; 4. 41R-Donny Reuvers, [1]; 5. 89M-Brad Mueller, [3]; 6. 42P-Dennis Prunty, [8]; 7. 75T-Joel Theisen, [6]; 8. 10M-Andy Monday, [7]

Heat 3 10 laps

1. 36F-Dan Fredrickson, [4]; 2. 71E-Mark Eswein, [2]; 3. 45B-Rich Bickle Jr., [1]; 4. 7S-Paul Shafer Jr, [3]; 5. 39M-Andrew Morrissey, [7]; 6. 14N-Austin Nason, [5]; 7. 47S-Travis Sauter, [8]; 8. 5B-John Beale, [6]

Qualifying 2 laps

1. 14N-Austin Nason, [1]; 2. 36F-Dan Fredrickson, [2]; 3. 7S-Paul Shafer Jr, [3]; 4. 71E-Mark Eswein, [4]; 5. 45B-Rich Bickle Jr., [5]; 6. 5B-John Beale, [6]; 7. 39M-Andrew Morrissey, [7]; 8. 47S-Travis Sauter, [8]; 9. 99W-Bobby Wilberg, [9]; 10. 25S-Jeff Storm, [10]; 11. 89M-Brad Mueller, [11]; 12. 15L-Dean LaPointe, [12]; 13. 41R-Donny Reuvers, [13]; 14. 75T-Joel Theisen, [14]; 15. 10M-Andy Monday, [15]; 16. 42P-Dennis Prunty, [16]; 17. 11K-Bobby Kendall, [17]; 18. 62H-John Heath, [18]; 19. 45O-Jeff Van Oudenhoven, [19]; 20. 22S-Jeremy Spoonmore, [20]; 21. 26B-Chris Blawat, [21]; 22. 13B-Mikie Breiner, [22]; 23. 28F-Jake Finney, [23]; 24. 5H-Jeff Holmgren Jr, [24]

Midwest Trucks

30 Lap Feature: (1-10) Nick Egan, Tommy Pecaro, Dave Edwards, Rick Corso, Dan Jung, Michael Bachaus, Ross Christiansen, Parker Retzlaff, Derek Doerr, Kevin Knuese

(11-18) Jerry Wood, Rock Christiansen, Mike Corvo, James Swan, Daniel Calhoun, Danielle Behn, Reagan May, Gabe Sommers

8 Lap Heat #1: (1-8) Rock Christiansen, Ross Christiansen, Danielle Behn, Gabe Sommers, Jerry Wood, Parker Retzlaff, Dan Jung, Daniel Calhoun

8 Lap Heat #2: (1-10) Nick Egan, Derek Doerr, Tommy Pecaro, Dave Edwards, James Swan, Kevin Knuese, Mike Corvo, Rick Corso, Reagan May, Michael Bachaus

Qualifying: (1-10) Kevin Knuese, Michael Bachaus, James Swan, Mike Corvo, Dave Edwards, Reagan May, Rick Corso, Tommy Pecaro, Derek Doerr, Nick Egan

(11-18) Gabe Sommers, Dan Jung, Danielle Behn, Jerry Wood, Ross Christiansen, Parker Retzlaff, Rock Christiansen, Daniel Calhoun

6Shooters

Feature 20 laps

1. 101C-Trevor Chilson, [7]; 2. 11S-Mike Seidel, [9]; 3. 18R-Jim Ronspiez, [13]; 4. 01B-Mike Bollinger, [11]; 5. 8K-Nick Krohn, [3]; 6. 08L-Don Ledwidge, [1]; 7. 11CS-Charlie Spry, [2]; 8. 2W-Skyler Woerpel, [6]; 9. 7F-Brian Field, [14]; 10. 4W-Kevin Whitford, [17]; 11. 16B-Steve Buna, [15]; 12. 19O-Ronnie Osborne, [16]; 13. 54B-Chris Brugger, [8]; 14. 3S-Tyler Spiegel, [5]; 15. 23L-Bradley Lounsbury, [4]; 16. 3N-Trent Nelson, [10]; 17. 55N-Chad Niday, [12]; (DNS) 04M-Jared Marty,

Heat 1 8 laps

1. 55N-Chad Niday, [2]; 2. 3N-Trent Nelson, [5]; 3. 54B-Chris Brugger, [6]; 4. 04M-Jared Marty, [4]; 5. 23L-Bradley Lounsbury, [8]; 6. 11CS-Charlie Spry, [1]; 7. 7F-Brian Field, [3]; 8. 19O-Ronnie Osborne, [7]

Heat 2 8 laps

1. 01B-Mike Bollinger, [2]; 2. 11S-Mike Seidel, [3]; 3. 101C-Trevor Chilson, [7]; 4. 3S-Tyler Spiegel, [4]; 5. 8K-Nick Krohn, [6]; 6. 08L-Don Ledwidge, [5]; 7. 18R-Jim Ronspiez, [8]; 8. 16B-Steve Buna, [9]; 9. 4W-Kevin Whitford, [1]

Super Cups

20 Lap Feature: (1-7) Jamie Domski, Zachary Tinkle, Steve Naples, Payton Glodowski, Alex Ertmann, Mike Mucha, Connor Kosowski

8 Lap Heat Race (1-7) Zachary Tinkle, Payton Glodowski, Jamie Domski,

Qualifying: (1-7) Jamie Domski, Payton Glodowski, Alex Ertmann, Steve Naples, Michael Mucha, Connor Kosowski, Zachary Tinkle

Qualifying: (1-7) Jamie Domski, Payton Glodowski, Alex Ertmann, Steve Naples, Mike Mucha, Connor Kosowski, Zachary Tinkle

Photo By: Jess Riedner

MILLER HOLDS OFF NASON FOR LATE MODEL WIN AT MADISON

Hansberry Jr., Angileri, and Rufener III Also Victorious

Jeremy Miller held off Austin Nason to pick up the checkered flag in the NASCAR Late Models at Madison tonight. Robert Hansberry Jr. (Sportsman), Brandon Angileri (Hobby Stocks), and Don Rufener III (Midwest Compact Series) also took home victories.

Miller Wins Late Model Feature

Jeremy Miller won the 30 lap feature for the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Models.

Austin Nason and Michael Bilderback brought the very competitive twenty-two car field to the green flag. After two starts were waved off by flagman Arne Thompson, Nason was able to get the lead with Brent Edmunds up to second after Bilderback drifted up the track going into turn two.

On lap 3 Miller had worked his way to third after passing Dale Nottestad and joining Edmunds to challenge Nason for the lead. Two laps later on lap 5 the caution flag waved when the car of Tom Gille lost power on the front stretch.

Another caution came out on lap 7 when Matt Lundberg spun on the back stretch after the rear end of his car broke.

When the race restarted, Nason maintained his lead while Miller and Nottestad were battling it out for second and Riddle and Brady Liddle fighting for fourth. Nason and Miller had put seven car lengths between themselves and Nottestad before the caution flag came out again on lap 12 for a spin in turn two.

Once again Nason kept the lead after the green waved again followed by Miller, Liddle, Nottestad, and Bilderback. On lap 14 Liddle powered his way past Nottestad for third with Bilderback doing the same one lap later.

Miller decided to make his move on lap 16 when he worked his way to the inside of Nason coming out of turn. Miller opened up a three car lead over Nason with Liddle, Bilderback, and Riddle completing the top five.

With eight laps to go Miller’s lead was up to six car lengths before the caution flag came out when Bilderback spun coming out of turn two and was collected by Jon Reynolds Jr. and Kevin Knuese.

Following a lengthy clean up, things were really heating up out front with Miller and Nason trading the lead twice before it appeared Nason had gained the advantage, But the caution flag would come out on lap 5 due to a spin. Unfortunately, Nason would have to surrender his lead after being penalized two positions for changing lanes on the previous restart.

The double file restart saw Miller take a four car length lead with Nason in second followed by Bobby Wilberg, Liddle, and John Baumeister Jr. There was no denying Miller tonight who led the rest of the way to pick up his thirteenth career win at Madison. Nason, Wilberg, Liddle, and Baumeister Jr. rounded out the top five.

Zack Riddle set fast time with a lap of 18.523 (97.176 mph) and picked up the win in the RA Heating and Air Conditioning Dash. Ten lap heat wins went to John Baumeister Jr., Austin Nason, and Michael Bilderback.

Hansberry Jr. Tops the Sportsman Field

Defending track champion Robert Hansberry Jr. picked up the checkered flag in the 20 lap feature for the Dave’s White Rock Sportsman. The win was Hansberry Jr.’s fourteenth in his career at Madison.

Mike Taylor took the lead from the start and led the first ten laps before Robert Hansberry Jr. passed him on the outside coming out of turn two. Hansberry Jr. quickly built up a multi-car advantage and appeared to be running away from the field before the caution flag came out on lap 15.

Hansberry Jr. regained the lead after the restart and despite another caution was still able to maintain his advantage and sprint to victory lane. Taylor finished second followed by Bryan Hellenbrand, Tim Wondrash, and Josh Madell.

Hansberry Jr. was fastest in qualifying with a lap of 20.300 (88.670 mph) and also took the checkered flag in the RA Heating and Air Conditioning Dash. Mike Taylor won the eight lap heat races.

Brandon Angileri Picks Up Hobby Stock Win

The big cars took to the small track tonight with Brandon Angileri leading wire to wire to take home the checkered flag in the 25 lap Hobby Stock main event.

The fourteen car field of Benninger Concrete Hobby Stocks was brought to the field by Brandon Angileri and Chester Williams. The two raced side by side for the first three laps before Angileri took the lead. Jim Tate Jr. moved into second with Williams and Snyder racing it out for third. A spin just ahead of the leaders on lap 7 brought out the event’s first caution.

Angileri showed the way on the restart with Snyder up to second on lap 10 after moving past Tate Jr. Snyder did everything he could to get the lead but was unable to do so. Tate Jr. tried to get some momentum on the outside but was unable to make the high side work.

Snyder and Tate Jr. continued to find a way past Angileri. With one to go Snyder was side by side but Angileri was not about to be denied as he forced Snyder high and held on to the lead to pick up the win.

Dan Snyder led the way in qualifying with a lap of 14.201 which set a new track record on the Ring of Fire. Brandon Angileri and won the eight lap heat races.

Badger 25 Win Goes to Rufener III

Don Rufener III took the lead on lap 4 following a great restart and went on to win the Badger 25 for the Midwest Compact Touring Series.

Mike Lambert and Scott Ciesielski brought the twenty car field to the green flag. Lambert broke away from the pack to take the early lead as cars raced two and three wide behind him. The caution flag came out on lap 3 when the cars of Don Rufener Jr. and Tim Finstad made contact with the wall after coming out of turn one.

After the green flag waved again Lambert continued to lead for another lap before drifting up the track and giving the lead to Don Rufener III who wasted no time building up a ten car length lead. On lap 5 Gary Stark Jr. passed both Ciesielski and Lambert to move into the second position. Stark Jr. was closing in on the leader before his car slowed considerably on lap 11

This allowed Rufener III to build up a larger lead over the field while the best race was for second between Wayne Stack and Ciesielksi. Stack would eventually gain the advantage on lap 15. Two laps later Seth Green passed Ciesielski for third with Ashley Gottschalk moving into the top five.

But the longer the race stayed under green the better it was for Don Rufener III who cruised to victory lane. Stack, Green, Gottschalk, and Stark Jr. rounded out the top five.

Gary Stark Jr. was quickest in qualifying with a lap of 22.012 (81.774 mph) while Wayne Stack and Don Rufener III won the eight lap heat races.

Next Friday night is Round One of the Super Late Model Triple Crown Challenge Series with more than 30 cars expected to take on Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile. The Midwest Trucks, Central States Super Cups, and 6Shooters will also be in action. Pit gates open at 3:30, practice at 5:00, qualifying at 6:20 with racing at 7:30.

Results

Whelen All American Late Models

30 Lap Feature

1. 5M-Jeremy Miller[9]; 2. 14N-Austin Nason[1]; 3. 28W-Bobby Wilberg[4]; 4. 18L-Brady Liddle[5]; 5. 19B-John Baumeister[19]; 6. 51N-Dale Nottestad[7]; 7. 14R-Zack Riddle[10]; 8. 7H-Rusty Hansen[16]; 9. 18B-Brian Beale[12]; 10. 87E-Brent Edmunds[3]; 11. 15WR-Will Rece[13]; 12. 1A-Steve Anderson[11]; 13. 15R-Pat Richgels[14]; 14. 37R-Seth Reamer[21]; 15. 2MB-Michael Bilderback[2]; 16. X-Jon Reynolds Jr[6]; 17. 33K-Kevin Knuese[8]; 18. 32D-Paul Dygon[22]; 19. 15C-Michael Clapper[17]; 20. 12B-Billy Baumeister[20]; 21. 78L-Matt Lundberg[18]; 22. 40G-Tom Gille[15]

Dash

1. 14R-Zack Riddle[4]; 2. 5M-Jeremy Miller[3]; 3. 33K-Kevin Knuese[2]; 4. X-Jon Reynolds Jr[5]; 5. 51N-Dale Nottestad[1]; 6. 18L-Brady Liddle[6]

Heat 1

1. 19B-John Baumeister[2]; 2. 40G-Tom Gille[6]; 3. 78L-Matt Lundberg[3]; 4. 7H-Rusty Hansen[5]; 5. 15C-Michael Clapper[4]; 6. 37R-Seth Reamer[7]; 7. 32D-Paul Dygon[8]; 8. 12B-Billy Baumeister[1]

Heat 2

1. 14N-Austin Nason[2]; 2. 18B-Brian Beale[1]; 3. 51N-Dale Nottestad[5]; 4. 87E-Brent Edmunds[3]; 5. 18L-Brady Liddle[4]; 6. 5M-Jeremy Miller[6]; 7. 15R-Pat Richgels[7]

Heat 3

1. 2MB-Michael Bilderback[2]; 2. 28W-Bobby Wilberg[3]; 3. 14R-Zack Riddle[6]; 4. 33K-Kevin Knuese[5]; 5. 15WR-Will Rece[7]; 6. 1A-Steve Anderson[1]; 7. (DNF) X-Jon Reynolds Jr[4]

Qualifying

14R-Zack Riddle[20]; 2. 5M-Jeremy Miller[14]; 3. 33K-Kevin Knuese[11]; 4. 51N-Dale Nottestad[15]; 5. X-Jon Reynolds Jr[18]; 6. 18L-Brady Liddle[12]; 7. 28W-Bobby Wilberg[21]; 8. 87E-Brent Edmunds[7]; 9. 2MB-Michael Bilderback[5]; 10. 14N-Austin Nason[22]; 11. 1A-Steve Anderson[1]; 12. 18B-Brian Beale[4]; 13. 15WR-Will Rece[17]; 14. 15R-Pat Richgels[19]; 15. 40G-Tom Gille[8]; 16. 7H-Rusty Hansen[10]; 17. 15C-Michael Clapper[23]; 18. 78L-Matt Lundberg[13]; 19. 19B-John Baumeister[3]; 20. 12B-Billy Baumeister[2]; 21. 37R-Seth Reamer[16]; 22. 32D-Paul Dygon[6]; (DNS) 3G-Shawn Gunsolus

Dave’s White Rock Sportsman

20 Lap Feature

1. 7H-Robert Hansberry[6]; 2. 4T-Mike Taylor[2]; 3. 1H-Bryan Hellenbrand[7]; 4. 84W-Tim Wondrash[1]; 5. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand[5]; 6. 7JM-Josh Madell[3]; (DNS) 14DD-Dwight Dunlap; (DNS) 00H-Gary Hellenbrand

Dash

1. 7H-Robert Hansberry[3]; 2. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand[2]; 3. 00H-Gary Hellenbrand[1]; 4. 4T-Mike Taylor[5]; 5. 7JM-Josh Madell[4]; 6. 84W-Tim Wondrash[6]

Heat

1. 4T-Mike Taylor[1]; 2. 7JM-Josh Madell[2]; 3. 00H-Gary Hellenbrand[3]; 4. 7H-Robert Hansberry[5]; 5. 1H-Bryan Hellenbrand[7]; 6. 84W-Tim Wondrash[6]; 7. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand[4]; 8. 14DD-Dwight Dunlap[8]

Qualifying

1.7H-Robert Hansberry[2]; 2. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand[5]; 3. 00H-Gary Hellenbrand[4]; 4. 7JM-Josh Madell[6]; 5. 4T-Mike Taylor[7]; 6. 84W-Tim Wondrash[8]; 7. 1H-Bryan Hellenbrand[3]; 8. 14DD-Dwight Dunlap[1]

Hobby Stocks

25 Lap Feature

1. 5A-Brandon Angileri[1]; 2. 51S-Dan Snyder[5]; 3. 27T-Jim Tate Jr[3]; 4. 57S-Kenny Storkson[4]; 5. 22W-Chester Williams[2]; 6. 36T-Josh Thiering[6]; 7. 18R-Robby Robinson[9]; 8. 71T-Jamie Tate[10]; 9. 10B-Jon Benninger[7]; 10. 81S-Ricky Sanwick[11]; 11. 7RC-Rick Coppernoll[12]; 12. 14R-Andy Raley[8]; 13. 34M-Mark Melchiori[14]; 14. 23E-Jordan Egli[13]

Heat 1

1. 5A-Brandon Angileri[1]; 2. 27T-Jim Tate Jr[2]; 3. 51S-Dan Snyder[3]; 4. 18R-Robby Robinson[5]; 5. 10B-Jon Benninger[4]; 6. 81S-Ricky Sanwick[6]; 7. 23E-Jordan Egli[7]

Heat 2

1. 57S-Kenny Storkson[3]; 2. 14R-Andy Raley[4]; 3. 71T-Jamie Tate[5]; 4. 7RC-Rick Coppernoll[6]; 5. 36T-Josh Thiering[1]; 6. 22W-Chester Williams[2]; 7. 34M-Mark Melchiori[7]

Qualifying

1. 51S-Dan Snyder[9]; 2. 57S-Kenny Storkson[10]; 3. 27T-Jim Tate Jr[12]; 4. 22W-Chester Williams[15]; 5. 5A-Brandon Angileri[1]; 6. 36T-Josh Thiering[13]; 7. 10B-Jon Benninger[2]; 8. 14R-Andy Raley[6]; 9. 18R-Robby Robinson[7]; 10. 71T-Jamie Tate[11]; 11. 81S-Ricky Sanwick[8]; 12. 7RC-Rick Coppernoll[3]; 13. 23E-Jordan Egli[4]; 14. 34M-Mark Melchiori[5]

Midwest Compact Touring Series

25 Lap Feature

(1-10) Don Rufener III, Wayne Stack, Seth Green, Ashley Gottschalk, Gary Stark Jr., Scott Ciesielski, Mike Lambert, Brandon DeLacy, Phil Malouf, Joe Cross

(11-18) Merek Pankow, Chad Gray, Curtis Gray, Chris Jackson, Steve Dickson, Chris Gottschalk, Don Rufener Jr., Tim Finstad

Qualifying

(1-10) Gary Stark Jr., Don Rufener III, Don Rufener Jr., Seth Green, Phil Malouf, Tim Finstad, Steve Dickson, Devon Dixon, Chris Gottschalk, Ashley Gottschalk

(11-18) Scott Ciesielski, Mike Lambert, Wayne Stack, Joe Cross, Merek Pankow, Brandon DeLacy, Ryan Hoffman, Chris Jackson