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Skylar Holzhausen and Jonathan Eilen Pick Up Capital Classic Wins at Madison

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Casey Johnson is Overall Winner

Skylar Holzhausen and Jonathan Eilen each picked up wins tonight at Madison in the Twin 50s for the Alive for Five Super Late Model Capital Classic. But it was local favorite Casey Johnson who took home the big prize for the best combined finish in the two races for the second round of the series.

In the first feature Rich Bickle Jr. and Holzhausen paced the twenty-four car field to the green flag. Holzhausen jumped out to the early lead with Casey Johnson moving by Bickle Jr. for second with Paul Shafer Jr. getting by Bickle Jr. for second on lap 2.

After five laps the top three were putting some distance between themselves and the rest of the field. Behind the top three, the cars of Bickle Jr., John DeAngelis, Andrew Morrissey, Austin Nason, and Dalton Zehr were battling it out for spots in the top five.

Holzhausen and Johnson continued to run out front with Shafer Jr. a distant third after twenty laps. The car on the move behind the leaders was Morrissey who moved into the fourth spot at the half-way mark and was the fastest car on the track but with a lot of ground to cover in order to catch the top three.

Johnson was doing his best to close the gap but time was running out. That all changed on lap 42 when the car of Corey Jankowski spun on the backstretch bringing out the caution flag for the first time and taking away Holzhausen’s advantage.

For the restart Holzhausen elected to line up on the outside with Johnson going to the inside followed by Morrissey and Shafer Jr. in the second row.

Holzhausen jumped back out to the lead followed by Johnson with Morrissey, Shafer Jr., and Bickle Jr. racing for the third spot. With five laps to go Holzhausen had a two car length lead over Johnson just before the second caution flag came out when Bickle Jr. spun coming out of turn one.

Once again Holzhausen would choose the outside and Johnson the inside for the restart. Holzhausen was able to keep his car out front following the waving of the green flag and with two laps to go had a two car length lead over Johnson who had his hands full with Morrissey. But this race belonged to Holzhausen who picked his first ever feature win at Madison followed by Johnson, Morrissey, Nason, and Zehr.

“I’ve been close in a couple of big races here before so this one feels good,” said Holzhausen from victory lane.

There was no shortage of drama in the second feature.

Jeff Storm and Gabe Sommers brought the field to the green flag. Storm took the early lead with Jonathan Eilen moving past Sommers for second with DeAngelis and Zehr completing the top five. On lap 8 Eilen worked his way to the inside of Storm as the two raced side by side before Eilen got the advantage on lap 11.

Eilen opened up a five car length lead as Storm, Sommers, Zehr, and Morrissey were fighting it out for second. On lap 15 Zehr took second and started to cut into Eilen’s lead. Three laps later Zehr powered his way to the inside of Eilen and the two raced side by side with Zehr gaining a slight advantage until the caution flag came out on lap 21 for a spin on the backstretch.

Zehr elected to start on the outside with Eilen on the inside followed by Storm and Morrissey in the second row. Zehr jumped back out to the lead with Morrissey getting by Eilen for second followed by Sommers and Storm.

Wasting no time, Zehr quickly built his lead up to nearly ten car lengths over Morrissey at the half-way point. On lap 28 the caution flag came out for an incident in turn two behind the leaders thus negating Zehr’s solid advantage over the field.

The restart was disastrous for Zehr whose car slowed and eventually rolled to a stop in turn two bringing out the caution flag and sending him temporarily to the pits.

Morrissey would keep his place on the inside with Eilen moving up to the outside for the restart. Morrissey was able to take the lead from Eilen followed by Sommers, Johnson, and Storm. On lap 34 Johnson worked his way to third but still had a lot of real estate between his car and the top two.

With ten laps to go Morrissey’s lead over Eilen was just a single car length. One lap later the cars of Nason and Bickle Jr. made contact bringing out another caution flag.

This time Morrissey would line up on the outside with Eilen on the inside followed by hard charging John Beale and Johnson in the second row. Morrissey continued to lead when the green flag waved followed by Eilen, Johnson, Beale and Sommers. Just as Eilen was making his move to the inside of Morrissey, the caution flag came out for a spin.

Now with six laps to go EIlen would line up on the outside with Morrissey on the inside for the restart. The second row would be Beale and Johnson. But trouble happened shortly after the race went green when several cars got together in turn two including Morrissey, Zehr, Beale and others.

Another restart would find Eilen and Johnson in the front row followed by Sommers and Storm in row two with Holzhausen and Hill in the third row. Johnson was able to gain a slight advantage over Eilen before the caution flag came out on lap 4 for a turn two incident.

This time Johnson chose the inside giving Eilen the outside for the restart. Eilen was able to clear Johnson on the restart to take back the lead and maintain the advantage all the way to victory lane. Johnson finished second followed by Storm, Sommers, and Brandon Hill.

Based on his two runner-up finishes in the races, Casey Johnson was the overall winner of the Alive for Five Capital Classic picking up $3500.

Austin Nason was fast qualifier with a lap of 17.667 (101.885 mph) and picked up the $250 bonus money thanks to DeAngelis Construction.

Alive for Five Super Late Models
A Feature 1 50 laps
1. 78H-Skylar Holzhausen, [2]; 2. 47J-Casey Johnson, [4]; 3. 39M-Andrew Morrissey, [8]; 4. 14N-Austin Nason, [10]; 5. 119Z-Dalton Zehr, [7]; 6. 7S-Paul Shafer Jr, [6]; 7. 7D-John DeAngelis, [3]; 8. 5B-John Beale, [5]; 9. 77E-Jonathan Eilen, [15]; 10. 33K-Kevin Knuese, [13]; 11. 15S-Gabe Sommers, [9]; 12. 25S-Jeff Storm, [21]; 13. 4F-Luke Fenhaus, [12]; 14. 45B-Rich Bickle Jr., [1]; 15. 42P-Dennis Prunty, [20]; 16. 11K-Bobby Kendall, [11]; 17. 34H-Brandon Hill, [18]; 18. 38D-Jordan DeVoy, [16]; 19. 22G-MG Gajewski, [19]; 20. 88C-Rick Corso, [22]; 21. 31J-Corey Jankowski, [24]; 22. 80F-Ryan Farrell, [17]; 23. 9L-Tim Lampman, [14]; 24. 40T-Curt Tillman, [23]

A Feature 2 50 laps
1. 77E-Jonathan Eilen, [4]; 2. 47J-Casey Johnson, [11]; 3. 25S-Jeff Storm, [1]; 4. 15S-Gabe Sommers, [2]; 5. 34H-Brandon Hill, [17]; 6. 45B-Rich Bickle Jr., [14]; 7. 78H-Skylar Holzhausen, [12]; 8. 39M-Andrew Morrissey, [10]; 9. 14N-Austin Nason, [7]; 10. 5B-John Beale, [5]; 11. 22G-MG Gajewski, [19]; 12. 7D-John DeAngelis, [6]; 13. 33K-Kevin Knuese, [3]; 14. 9L-Tim Lampman, [22]; 15. 88C-Rick Corso, [20]; 16. 42P-Dennis Prunty, [15]; 17. 119Z-Dalton Zehr, [8]; 18. 11K-Bobby Kendall, [16]; 19. 80F-Ryan Farrell, [21]; 20. 38D-Jordan DeVoy, [18]; 21. 7S-Paul Shafer Jr, [9]; 22. 31J-Corey Jankowski, [23]; 23. 4F-Luke Fenhaus, [13]

Overall Finish
1. 47J-Casey Johnson, [1]; 2. 78H-Skylar Holzhausen, [2]; 3. 77E-Jonathan Eilen, [3]; 4. 39M-Andrew Morrissey, [4]; 5. 14N-Austin Nason, [5]; 6. 25S-Jeff Storm, [6]; 7. 15S-Gabe Sommers, [7]; 8. 5B-John Beale, [8]; 9. 7D-John DeAngelis, [9]; 10. 45B-Rich Bickle Jr., [10]; 11. 119Z-Dalton Zehr, [12]; 12. 34H-Brandon Hill, [11]; 13. 33K-Kevin Knuese, [13]; 14. 40T-Curt Tillman, [14]; 15. 7S-Paul Shafer Jr, [15]; 16. 22G-MG Gajewski, [16]; 17. 42P-Dennis Prunty, [17]; 18. 11K-Bobby Kendall, [18]; 19. 88C-Rick Corso, [19]; 20. 4F-Luke Fenhaus, [20]; 21. 9L-Tim Lampman, [21]; 22. 38D-Jordan DeVoy, [22]; 23. 80F-Ryan Farrell, [23]; 24. 31J-Corey Jankowski, [24]


Bobby Frisch, Nick Schmidt and Ronnie Osborne Also Winners

Rusty Hansen (NASCAR Late Models), Bobby Frisch (Dave’s White Rock MISfitz), Nick Schmidt (Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits) and Ronnie Osborne (Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits) all took home checkered flags at Madison International Speedway on Friday night.

Hansen Tops the Late Models

Rusty Hansen won tonight’s 30 lap feature for the NASCAR Late Models.

Stephen Scheel and Zack Riddle led the field to the green flag. A spin on the first lap brought out an early caution flag. Following the restart, Stephen Scheel, Zack Riddle, and Shaun Scheel tried to break away from the pack. Behind the top three, Rusty Hansen and Brian Beale were fighting it out for fourth. On lap 10 Shaun Scheel cleared Riddle for second, but his brother Stephen was now six car lengths out front.

Behind the Scheel brothers a fight was taking place between Riddle and Hansen with Hansen getting the upper hand on lap 14. Out ahead of them, Shaun Scheel was starting to close the gap on his younger brother and with ten laps to go the lead was down to three car lengths.

Things were looking good for Stephen Scheel if the race continued to stay green as he continued to hold the top spot with ten laps to go. But two laps later the caution flag did come out when Kyle Taylor spun coming out of turn four.

On the restart Stephen Scheel elected to line up on the inside with Shaun Scheel lining up behind him in row two giving Hansen the outside of the first row. Stephen Scheel and Hansen battled it out side by side for a lap before Hansen gained the advantage.

Much to the delight of Hansen, the fight taking place behind him between Stephen Scheel and Brian Beale along with others allowed him to increase his lead and roll safely all the way to victory lane. Stephen Scheel, Shaun Scheel, Bobby Wilberg, and Dale Nottestad completed the top five.

Fast time was set by Dale Nottestad with a lap of 18.694 (mph). Rusty Hansen picked up the win in the Dash. John Baumeister Jr. and Zack Riddle were the heat race winners.

Bobby Frisch Best of the MISfitz

Bobby Frisch held off Scott Riedner to pick up the win in the 20 lap feature for the Dave’s White Rock MISfitz. Thirteen MISfitz were on hand for their second-ever race in a division where drivers must maintain speeds so that their lap times are at twenty seconds or higher.

Rick Coppernoll started on the pole for the twenty lap feature for the MISfitz. Danny Church Jr. was up to challenge for the lead and on lap 7 the two got together bringing out the caution and relegating both to the rear of the field.

Bobby Frisch inherited the lead on the restart. Frisch was quickly joined by Scott Riedner and Scott Ascher. Frisch was able to maintain his position on the low side of the track which forced Riedner to go to the outside yet still stay below the twenty second mark.

It would all come down to the final lap when the leaders had to work their way around lapped traffic coming out of the final turn with Frisch coming out on top by less than a car length.

Scott Riedner wheeled his truck to a fast time with a lap of 20.093 (89.583 mph). Ray Hellenbrand took the checkered flag in the Dash. Heat races were won by Bobby Frisch and Danny Church Jr.

Nick Schmidt and Ronnie Osborne Pick Up Bandit Checkered Flags

Defending track champion Nick Schmidt and last season’s Rookie of the Year Ronnie Osborne each won a 25 lap feature for the Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits.

Rich Schinderling took the early lead in the first 25 lap feature for the Bandits, but quickly had all he could handle from Dave Schmidt who took the lead four laps in as the two traded paint while racing side by side. The caution flag would come out on lap 7 when Schinderling’s car slowed on the front stretch.

Schmidt powered his way to a five car length lead after the race went green again. Up to challenge him was Nick Schmidt. With ten laps to go the lead was down to a car length and three laps later the Schmidts were running side by side. With five laps to go Nick Schmidt took over the top spot and opened up a sizeable lead on his way to victory lane. Dave Schmidt, Brandon Junget, Jeremy Bredeson, and Ronnie Osborne rounded out the top five.

Lyle Phillips jumped out to the early lead in the second feature for the Bandits with Bart Brockmann and Ronnie Osborne running second and third. Phillips was able to open up a sizeable lead as the laps ticked away. At the half-way point Osborne was beginning to cut into Phillips’ lead. With eight laps to go the lead was down to less than two car lengths.

Osborne was doing everything he could do to get to the outside of Phillips. With four laps to go Osborne was on Phillips’ rear bumper as the two raced side by side. What was shaping up to be a classic finish failed to materialize when the caution flag came out for a spin.

Phillips and Osborne lined up side by side on the restart with the second row consisting of Brockmann and Nick Schmidt. The race would go down to the final lap when Osborne was able to edge his way to the front on the final turn to pick up the victory. Phillips finished second followed by Nick Schmidt, Dave Schmidt, and Brockmann.

Dave Schmidt set a new track record with a lap of 14.687 (61.279 mph). The Dash winner was Brandon Junget.

Racing at Madison continues on Friday, June 7thfor Kids’ Night featuring free admission for all kids eleven and under. Racing action will take place in the NASCAR Late Models, Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, Pelliterri Waste Systems Bandits, Roto Rooter 6Shooters, and the first of three visits by the Bandoleros. There will also be a $1000 coin scramble for the kids at intermission.

NASCAR Late Models
A Feature
1. 7H-Rusty Hansen, [4]; 2. 4S-Stephen Scheel, [1]; 3. 8S-Shaun Scheel, [3]; 4. 28W-Bobby Wilberg, [7]; 5. 51N-Dale Nottestad, [8]; 6. 14R-Zack Riddle, [2]; 7. 19B-John Baumeister, [9]; 8. 15R-Pat Richgels, [5]; 9. 18B-Brian Beale, [6]; 10. 39M-Colton Morgan, [10]; 11. 14T-Kyle Taylor, [11] Dash
1. 7H-Rusty Hansen, [1]; 2. 28W-Bobby Wilberg, [4]; 3. 15R-Pat Richgels, [2]; 4. 18B-Brian Beale, [3]; 5. 51N-Dale Nottestad, [5] Heat 1
1. 19B-John Baumeister, [4]; 2. 4S-Stephen Scheel, [2]; 3. 51N-Dale Nottestad, [6]; 4. 8S-Shaun Scheel, [3]; 5. 18B-Brian Beale, [5]; 6. 14T-Kyle Taylor, [1] Heat 2
1. 14R-Zack Riddle, [2]; 2. 15R-Pat Richgels, [4]; 3. 28W-Bobby Wilberg, [5]; 4. 7H-Rusty Hansen, [3]; 5. 39M-Colton Morgan, [1] Qualifying
1. 51N-Dale Nottestad, [5]; 2. 28W-Bobby Wilberg, [11]; 3. 18B-Brian Beale, [2]; 4. 15R-Pat Richgels, [6]; 5. 19B-John Baumeister, [1]; 6. 7H-Rusty Hansen, [3]; 7. 8S-Shaun Scheel, [8]; 8. 14R-Zack Riddle, [7]; 9. 4S-Stephen Scheel, [9]; 10. 39M-Colton Morgan, [4]; 11. 14T-Kyle Taylor, [10]

NASCAR Dave’s White Rock MISfitz
A Feature 1 20 Laps
1. 92F-Bobby Frisch, [7]; 2. 4R-Scott Riedner, [9]; 3. 19A-Scott Ascher, [2]; 4. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand, [6]; 5. 5E-Dave Edwards, [8]; 6. 33H-Bryan Hellenbrand, [4]; 7. 45H-Gary Hellenbrand, [10]; 8. 29C-Danny Church, [3]; 9. 7C-Rick Coppernoll, [1]; 10. 4T-Mike Taylor, [5]; 11. 12M-Butch Mierendorf, [12]; 12. 2H-Tyler Hansen, [11] Dash 1
1. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand, [3]; 2. 4R-Scott Riedner, [6]; 3. 45H-Gary Hellenbrand, [1]; 4. 5E-Dave Edwards, [5]; 5. 4T-Mike Taylor, [2]; 6. 92F-Bobby Frisch, [4] Heat 1
1. 92F-Bobby Frisch, [5]; 2. 4R-Scott Riedner, [6]; 3. 19A-Scott Ascher, [2]; 4. 33H-Bryan Hellenbrand, [3]; 5. 2H-Tyler Hansen, [1]; 6. 4T-Mike Taylor, [4]; 7. 12M-Butch Mierendorf, [7] Heat 2
1. 29C-Danny Church, [2]; 2. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand, [4]; 3. 5E-Dave Edwards, [5]; 4. 45H-Gary Hellenbrand, [3]; 5. 31W-Chris Wangrow, [6] Qualifying
1. 4R-Scott Riedner, [4]; 2. 5E-Dave Edwards, [6]; 3. 92F-Bobby Frisch, [2]; 4. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand, [1]; 5. 4T-Mike Taylor, [5]; 6. 45H-Gary Hellenbrand, [9]; 7. 33H-Bryan Hellenbrand, [8]; 8. 29C-Danny Church, [13]; 9. 19A-Scott Ascher, [12]; 10. 7C-Rick Coppernoll, [7]; 11. 2H-Tyler Hansen, [3]; 12. 31W-Chris Wangrow, [11]; 13. 12M-Butch Mierendorf, [10] 5

NASCAR Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits
A Feature 1
1. 09S-Nick Schmidt, [5]; 2. 10S-Dave Schmidt, [3]; 3. 11J-Brandon Junget, [6]; 4. 7B-Jeremy Bredeson, [2]; 5. 19O-Ronnie Osborne, [8]; 6. 5S-Josh Smith, [10]; 7. 70BB-Bart Brockmann, [9]; 8. 35P-Lyle Phillips, [7]; 9. 47H-Dillon Hill, [11]; 10. 78S-Rich Schinderling, [1] A Feature 2
1. 19O-Ronnie Osborne, [4]; 2. 35P-Lyle Phillips, [1]; 3. 09S-Nick Schmidt, [8]; 4. 10S-Dave Schmidt, [7]; 5. 70BB-Bart Brockmann, [2]; 6. 7B-Jeremy Bredeson, [5]; 7. 5S-Josh Smith, [3]; 8. 11J-Brandon Junget, [6]; 9. 78S-Rich Schinderling, [9]; 10. 10D-Steve Dickson, [10]; 11. 47H-Dillon Hill, [11] Dash 1
1. 11J-Brandon Junget, [1]; 2. 09S-Nick Schmidt, [2]; 3. 7B-Jeremy Bredeson, [4]; 4. 19O-Ronnie Osborne, [5]; 5. 10S-Dave Schmidt, [3]; 6. 10D-Steve Dickson, [6] Qualifying 1
1. 10S-Dave Schmidt, [9]; 2. 09S-Nick Schmidt, [10]; 3. 11J-Brandon Junget, [5]; 4. 7B-Jeremy Bredeson, [1]; 5. 19O-Ronnie Osborne, [6]; 6. 10D-Steve Dickson, [3]; 7. 70BB-Bart Brockmann, [2]; 8. 5S-Josh Smith, [11]; 9. 35P-Lyle Phillips, [7]; 10. 78S-Rich Schinderling, [8]; 11. 47H-Dillon Hill, [4]