2017 Norway Speedway Schedule
ZEHR, LINDQUIST SPLIT NORWAY TWIN 35’S
(ZEHR DECLARED OVERALL WINNER ON RACING FOR A CURE NIGHT) by Joe Verdegan
 
(Norway, MI) Aug. 11 – Menominee’s Dalton Zehr and Bark River’s Tom Lindquist each scored super late model feature victories on Wendricks Truss “Race For a Cure” night at Norway Speedway Friday.
 
By virtue of his fourth place finish in the first 35 lap feature Zehr was declared the overall winner
 
In the first feature Lindquist, who started sixth on the grid worked his way into the top three by lap 10, trailing leader Joey Pontbriand of Norway and Appleton, Wisconsin’s Mike Reichenberger. An amber flew on lap 14 for a Mike D’Angelo spin. On the restart Lindquist took the lead as the trio broke away from the pack. The contest went green the rest of the way with Lindquist capturing the win, with Pontbriand, Reichenberger, Dehr and Kingsford’s Scott Stanchina rounding out the top five finishers.
 
A full, 14 car invert was how the second 35 lap main was lined up. Spread Eagle, Wisconsin’s Bruce White assumed the lead in the early going with Kingsford’s Jason Wells  and Eldorado, Wisconsin’s Tyler Radavich in tow. White saw his lead wiped out on lap 16 when Norway’s Dan Lindsley got caught up with the lapped car of Dean Varda of Vulcan. By the time the caution flew Zehr had worked his way past Radavich to third. After another caution a few laps later Zehr jumped into the lead on the restart and never looked back. Radavich took home second place money, followed by White, Kingsford’s Brian Stanchina and D’Angelo.
 
Former track champion Tim Schultz of Vulcan won a crash filled super stock feature. The race was red flagged on lap 17 when Marinette’s Kevin Peterson was T-boned on the fronstretch by Oconto’s Tyler Wusterbarth. Both drivers received medical attention from paramedics and both cars sustained significant damage. Trailing Peterson at the checkers were a pair of Iron Mountain drivers Andy Gerwig and Mark Bubloni who placed second and third, respectively. Norway’s Brett Bray took fourth while Iron’ Mountain’s Dave Fraser rounded out the top five finishers.
 
Armstrong Creek’s Michelle Janczewski inherited the lead on the final lap of the sportsman feature when Bobby Lewis and Pembine’s Anthony Schiefelbein locked horns battling for the lead. Janczewski went on the take the checkers.
 
Jake Dolfurd of Vulcan was victorious in the DQ Dogs feature.
 
Next Friday night, August 18 is Valley Med Flight night. The famous Green Mamba Jet Car will be on hand.  Paramedics, EMT’s and Firefighters all get in for just $5. A full program of super late models, super stocks, sportsman, Wisconsin sport trucks and DQ Dogs are on tap.  Time trials at 5:4 p.m. and racing getting underway at 7 p.m. For more information check out norwayspeedway.com.
 
SUPER LATE MODEL FEATURE 1) Tom Lindquist, Bark River; Joey Pontbriand, Norway; Mike Reichenberger, Appleton, WI; Dalton Zehr, Menominee; Scott Stanchina, Kingsford; Jordan Ives, Gladstone; Dan Lindsley, Norway; Dillion Kralovetz, Bonduel, WI; Robby Iverson, Escanaba; Brian Stanchina, Kingsford
 
SUPER LATE MODEL FEATURE 2) Zehr; Tyler Radavich, Eldorado, WI: Bruce White, Spread Eagle, WI; Brian Stanchina; Mike D’Angelo, Marquette; Ives; Pontbriand; Kralovetz; Iverson; Scott Stanchina
 
HEAT 1) Iverson; Radavich
 
HEAT 2) Brian Stanchina; Pontbriand
 
DASH – Scott Stanchina
 
FAST TIME – Zehr, 14.692
 
SUPER STOCK FEATURE – Tim Schultz, Vulcan; Andy Gerwig, Iron Mountain; Mark Bubloni, Iron Mountain; Brett Bray, Norway; Dave Fraser, Iron Mountain
 
HEAT – Mark Bubloni; Tony Wilz, Menasha, WI
 
DASH – Schultz
 
FAST TIME –Mark Jenshak, Escanaba, 16.136
 
SPORTSMAN FEATURE – Michelle Janczewski, Armstrong Creek
 
HEAT 1 – Sovanna Novara; Kingsford
 
HEAT 2 – B.J. Schoneck, Marion, WI
 
 
DQ DOG FEATURE – Jake Dulford, Vulcan
 
HEAT 1 – Dulford
 
 
HEAT 2 – Reid DeVos, Norway
Photo By: Tim Soper

Norway Speedway Race Report
7/16/2017
Tyler Wusterbarth

Week 8 sponsored by LR Vincent & The Longbranch Saloon was filled with exciting racing and fun for all as the night at Norway Speedway featured the kids’ nickel toss along with the Sport 4 Shootout.

The Bink’s Coca-Cola Late Model Dash was the night’s opening race and Robby
Iverson got a good run on the outside as the green flag dropped and made the pass for the lead. Iverson would maintain that lead for the next nine laps and pick up the win. Tom Lindquist and Bruce White would finish second and third respectively. Following the Late Models was the Auto Value Super Stock Division and Andy Gerwig would be the winner, leading from start to finish. Dave Fraser finished second and Tim Schultz Jr. would round out the top 3.

Leading the way in the Coca-Cola Late Model Division Feature was Tom Lindquist from Bark River MI; Lindquist made the pass for the lead on lap 20 and picked up his first win of the season, tightening the gap between him and Dillon Kralovetz in the points standings. Dan Lindsley would make a pass in the final corner to beat Jordan Ives, they would respectively finish second and third trailed by Dillon Kralovetz, and Robby Iverson.

The Auto Value Super Stock winner was Andy Gerwig in the #2.75. He made a hard charge from mid pack, and made a pass for the lead with 10 laps left in the race picking up his first feature win of the year. Tim Schultz Jr. and Brett Bray would be hot on his heels in second and third, while Kevin Peterson and Mark Jenshak would complete the top 5.

The 141 Auto Sportsman would also see a first-time feature winner, as Jordan Massicotte took the checkered flag. Jordan would run an 18.089 and 18.041 on the last two laps making it near impossible to be overtaken by trailing cars. Preston Weddel and Michelle Janczewski would finish second and third respectively.

Last, but certainly not least the main event of the night, The Stock 4 Shootout, Reid Devoe would be the events first champion and claim the enhanced winnings thanks to everyone who donated to the pot making the night even more special for the drivers. Zach Gazda and Elliott Reid would make a hard push but run out of time finishing a close second and third.

Fast Qualifier Award presented by Stateline Automotive was claimed by Jordan Ives with a time of 14.802, The Auto Value Super Stock fast time was put down by Mark Jenshak who ran a 16.033 on his final qualifying lap. Other fast times included Michelle Janczewski(Sportsman), and Zach Gazda (Stock 4’s).

Heat Results:

- Late Model
1) Dean Varda
2) Jason Wells
3) Cameron Clifford

- Super Stock
1) Tyler Wusterbarth
2) Matt Charlebois
3) Kevin Peterson

- Sportsman 1)
1) Chris Dupuis
2) Preston Weddel
3) Jade Novara

- Sportsman 2
1) Joe Ostermann
2) Savanna Novara
3) Jordan Massicotte

- 4 Cylinder 1
1) Elliot Reid
2) Mike Moore
3) Reid Devoe

- 4 Cylinder 2
1) Tommy Hulce
2) Brent Ayotte
3) Bradley Harter

Photo By: Tim Soper

RACE RESULTS FROM THE SAFELITE AUTO GLASS, CJ GRAPHICS SEASON OPENER

Threatening skies and light rain did not discourage the great crowd that attended the Norway Speedway Safelite Auto Glass, CJ Graphics season opener. A huge field of cars put on a great show even though there was a short rain delay. Track officials and drivers worked feverishly to get the show in. The night started off with the Coca Cola Late Model Dash which was won by Green Bay’s Chad Butz in a car that will be driven for the remainder of the summer by Alyssa Larson. Reagan May of Depere, WI was second followed by Scott Stanchina of Kingsford, MI.

The Auto Value Super Stock Dash was won by Tim Schultz Jr. of Norway, MI, followed by Andy Gerwig of Norway and Mark Jenshak of Escanaba, MI.

The Coca Cola late model feature event was won by Joey Pontbriand of Norway MI. Pontbriand who recently competed at Bristol International Raceway in Bristol Tennessee started about mid pack, and calmly held off the pressure of defending champion Dillion Kralovetz to gain his first feature win of his career. Antigo’s Troy Nelson was third in his first appearance at the Speedway in seven years. Tom Lindquist of Bark River, MI and Mike Reichenberger of Appleton, Wi rounded out the top five respectively.

The Coca Cola Late Model B Feature was won by veteran Brett Widdis of Manistique, MI. Widdis held off Jason Wells of Kingsford MI and Tyler Radavich of Oshkosh, WI. Cameron Clifford of Norway, MI and Christopher Bouplon of Marinette, WI rounded out the top five respectively.

In the Auto Value Super Stock Feature, rookie Tyler Wusterbarth of Oconto, WI held off a field of seasoned veterans until lap 20 when Tim Schultz Jr. got by the young speedster coming out of turn two. Wusterbarth went on to finish second, followed by Dave Fraser of Iron Mountain, MI. Andy Gerwig and Karl Lamoreaux rounded out the top five.

In the John Lasatar Stock 4 Division, Cody Skog made a triumphant return by winning the feature event. Skog battled his way past Zach Gazda and Reid Devoe in the final laps. Jesse Dolfurd and Jake Dolfurd filled out the top five respectively.

In the 141 Auto Sportsman Division, Preston Weddell of Wausaukee, WI won his first feature of the season. Rookie Anthony Schiefelbein of Pembine, WI finished second followed by Michelle Janczewski. Defending champion Joe Ostermann and Jordan Massicotte finished fourth and fifth respectively.

In the Wilson Auto Collision Sport Trucks, Blaine Habeck of Appleton, WI won his first feature of his career followed by Drew Habeck. Justin Fickel of Green Bay, WI, Tanner Fickel of Green Bay WI and Brent Barglind of Iron Mountain, MI rounded out the top five respectively. Local truck drivers Rhianna Carne finished sixth and Gary Thom finished eighth. 
The Stateline Automotive Fast Qualifier Award went to Late Model driver Dalton Zehr with a time of 14.681. Other fast qualifiers for the night included Phil Lehl from Kaukauna, WI in the Auto Value Super Stock division with a time of 15.848. Rookie 141 Auto Sportsman driver Anthony Schiefelbein had a time of 18.503. Wilson Auto Collision sport truck driver Tanner Fickel of Green Bay, WI with a time of 17.268. Cody Skog of Norway MI, was the fast qualifier in the John Lasatar Stock Four Division time unknown. Racing will resume next Friday night. For more information go to 
www.norwayspeedway.com or visit us on facebook.

Heat Race Results:
Late Model Heat 1:
1.) Fred Gignac
2.) Christopher Bouplon
3.) Cameron Clifford
Late Model Heat 2:
1.) Tyler Radavich
2.) Jason Wells
3.) Brett Widdis
Late Model Heat 3:
1.) Joey Pontbriand 
2.) Dillon Kralovetz
3.) Tom Lindquist

Sport Truck Heat 1:
1.) Blaine Habeck 
2.) Tom Krueger
3.) Gary Thom
Sport Truck Heat 2:
1.) Brent Barglind 
2.) Justin Fickel 
3.) Tanner Fickel

Sportsman Heat 
1.) Joe Ostermann 
2.) Justin Belongia 
3.) Preston Weddell