by Andrew Schaller
JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, May 12, 2012) Dan Jung of Iron Ridge lead flag to flag on Saturday night at Jefferson Speedway to capture the Newville Auto Salvage 50 lap Late Model main event. Jung grabbed the lead on the opening lap and held off all challengers to get his first win of the 2012 season.
Starting alongside Dylan Schuyler, Jung took the early advantage with Schuyler trying to hang with him on the inside. Schuyler dropped back into a battle for second with Ty James on lap two while Bob Kahler watched from fourth. James cleared for the second spot on lap four as he pulled up behind Jung to challenge for the top spot. The sole caution of the race flew on lap 13 when Steve Dobbratz spun coming out of turn two. As racing resumed, Jung drifted a little high entering turn one and allowing James to get a good run to the inside. But James couldn’t make the move stick as Jung returned to sole possession of the lead on lap 14. James continued to apply heavy pressure to the leader as Schuyler watched the battle from the third position. With 20 laps remaining, Schuyler drove to the high side and drew even with James for second. A lap later, Schuyler found himself back in the runner up spot as he began to look for a way around Jung at the front. But Jung stayed strong on the point as he held off any and all advances on his way to the checkers to get the win. Schuyler settled for second with James, Kyle Jarlsberg and Jason Erickson rounding out the top five.
Kyle Chwala of Lake Mills picked up his first career Sportsman feature victory after winning the 30 lap main event for the division. Terry Wangsness and Jeff Schultz paced the field to green as they battled door to door over the opening five laps. Wangsness eventually took control on lap five with Tory Bagley charging up alongside Schultz for second. Schultz got loose entering turn one on lap ten allowing Bagley to claim second and move up to challenge Wangsness for the top spot. Kody Hubred joined the pair of drivers on lap 14 as Wangsness continued to hold onto the lead. Bagley got a good run to the inside of Wangsness on lap 19 as he drew even with the leader. Bagley cleared for the top spot on lap 21 with Chwala on his rear bumper as he tried to follow past Wangsness. Chwala made the pass for second on lap 24 as he set his sights on Bagley at the front. With three laps to go, Chwala got a run on the low side of Bagley as they entered turn three. Chwala claimed the point a lap later as he raced towards the white flag. Chwala hung on through the final circuit to see the checkers first and pick up the win. Bagley finished second followed by Jim Tate Jr, Hubred and Wangsness.
Waterloo’s Kyle Stark claimed his second feature win in as many weeks after taking over the lead with only six laps remaining in the 20 lap International feature event. Matt McKinney took the early lead from the front row on lap one with Dan Birkett falling in line in second. McKinney began to open up a healthy advantage over the field with Stark sliced his way into the top five by lap eight. By lap 12, Stark rode in third as he continued to move forward. Stark made his way to second on lap 13 as he began to cut into McKinney’s large lead. But McKinney slowed and was forced to retire from the race with mechanical difficulties on lap 14, handing the top spot over to Stark. Mark English made it up to second after a late race charge, but Stark was already well on his way to picking up the win. English finished second followed by Gary Stark, Mike Lambert and James Bell.
Bobby Selsing Jr of Edgerton also claimed his second feature win of the season by winning the 25 lap Hobby Stock main event. Duane Deppe took the initial lead on lap one from the front row as Kale Peterman charged up into the top three behind Lucas Buckingham in second. After an early caution on lap four, Peterman motored past Buckingham and alongside Deppe at the front of the field. Peterman cleared for the lead on lap five as the battle for position raged behind him. Jimmy Robinson pulled into second with James Helmer and Selsing in tow on lap nine. Helmer quickly made the pass on Robinson bringing Selsing along for third on lap ten. Meanwhile, Peterman opened up a big lead as Helmer and Selsing battled for the second position. On lap 15, Selsing made his move to get past Helmer for second as he began to cut into the lead Peterman was enjoying. Lap after lap, Selsing closed in on Peterman, finally catching him with eight laps remaining. Selsing slid under Peterman with seven laps to go, claiming sole possession of the top spot. Helmer eventually followed Selsing past Peterman, but it was too late to catch the new leader. At the checkers, it was Selsing for the win with Helmer, Peterman, Larry Moen and Andy Raley completing the top five.
Rodger Stephenson of Cambridge claimed the lead of the 15 lap Road Warrior feature and never looked back on his way to the win. John Handeland and Jared Larson paced the field to green with Handeland taking the early lead on lap one. Stephenson wasted little time as he charged under Handeland on lap two, claiming the lead as they entered turn three. Stephenson began to run away to the big lead with Bill Reynolds made his way forward. Reynolds claimed second from Bill Sweeney on lap nine as he began to try to reel the leader in. Reynolds shortened the gap as the laps ticked away, but he ran out of the time as the checkers flew with Stephenson showing the way. Reynolds was second followed by Sweeney, Tim Ellis and Rob Lange.
Cory Jansen of Lake Geneva lead every lap of the 20 lap Bandit feature on his way to picking up the victory. Starting on the pole, Jansen took control on the opening lap with Terry Ciano making his way up to second. Nick Schmidt followed in third as he and Ciano began to wage a battle for the runner up spot behind Jansen. The pair of competitors swapped the second position several times over the course of the feature event, but neither of them were able to get a good run at Jansen out front. Jansen survived heavy pressure as well as two caution periods to see the checkers first and gain the win. Schmidt grabbed second followed by Brian Beale, John Beale and Ciano.
Next Saturday, May 19, is a full program of racing in all divisions with time trials beginning at 5pm and racing at 7pm. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18. Please visit www.jeffersonspeedway.com for more information.
Jefferson Speedway Race Summary
Newville Auto Salvage 50 lap Feature Results- 1) Dan Jung, Iron Ridge 2) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson 3) Ty James, Oconomowoc 4) Kyle Jarlsberg, Jefferson 5) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson 6) John Ovadal Jr, Watertown 7) Casey Johnson, Stoughton 8) Brady Liddle, Oregon 9) Bob Kahler, Caledonia (IL) 10) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek 11) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills 12) Doug Hahn, Whitewater 13) Steve Dobbratz, Rio 14) Tommy Pecaro, Markesan 15) Tim Sargent, S.Beloit (IL) 16) Tim Lange, Dousman 17) Scott Lindsay, Dousman 18) Dennis Schmidt, Juneau
Fast Qualifier- Jason Erickson—14. 200 seconds
Consi- Mike Taylor, Dennis Schmidt
Last Chance- Scott Lindsay, Tim Sargent, Tim Lange, Dennis Schmidt
Heat Winners- 1) Rob Summers 2) Dennis Schmidt 3) Tim Sargent 4) Chris Quam
Best Appearing Car- Chris Quam
Feature Results- 1) Kyle Chwala, Lake Mills 2) Tory Bagley, Stoughton 3) Jim Tate Jr, Deforest 4) Kody Hubred, Cambridge 5) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson 6) Jason Thoma, Jefferson 7) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson 8) Steven Sauer, Waterloo 9) Will Rece, Stoughton 10) Jim Taylor, Stoughton 11) Jeff Schultz, Elkhorn 12) Kenny Au, Helenville 13) Ryan Oldenhoff, Fort Atkinson 14) Steve Allman, Oconomowoc 15) Jason Kubicz, Whitewater 16) Seth Lootans, Kenosha
Fast Qualifier- Jim Tate Jr—14.948 seconds
Heat Winners- 1) Terry Wangsness 2) Kody Hubred
Best Appearing Car- Steven Sauer
Feature Results- 1) Kyle Stark, Waterloo 2) Mark English, Edgerton 3) Gary Stark, Sun Prairie 4) Mike Lambert, Madison 5) James Bell, Brodhead 6) Devon Dixon, Janesville 7) Peter Shelley, Edgerton 8) Dan Birkett, Jefferson 9) John Handeland, Jefferson 10) Mike Storkson, Madison 11) Seth Reamer, Columbus 12) Josh Kubicz, Whitewater 13) Keith Bell, Brodhead 14) Darren Brown, Jefferson 15) Dylan Buckingham, Whitewater 16) Ed Klug, Oregon 17) Neil Higgins, Watertown 18) Matt McKinney, Fort Atkinson 19) Devin Wild, Jefferson
Fast Qualifier- Mike Lambert—16.167 seconds
Heat Winners- 1) Matt McKinney 2) Seth Reamer
Best Appearing Car- Devin Wild
Feature Results- 1) Bobby Selsing, Edgerton 2) James Helmer, Beaver Dam 3) Kale Peterman, Iron Ridge 4) Larry Moen, Sun Prairie 5) Andy Raley, Fall River 6) Duane Deppe, Waterloo 7) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson 8) Jim Wolf, Watertown 9) Jamie Tate, Deforest 10) Gary Paulick, Union Grove 11) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater 12) Jimmy Robinson, Orfordville 13) Chris Matz, Watertown 14) Bill Bush, Jefferson 15) Crystal O’Gorman, Lake In The Hills
Fast Qualifier- Bobby Selsing—16.143 seconds
Heat Winners- 1) Duane Deppe 2) James Helmer
Best Appearing Car- Bobby Selsing
Feature Results- 1) Rodger Stephenson, Cambridge 2) Bill Reynolds, Watertown 3) Bill Sweeney, Edgerton 4) Tim Ellis, S.Beloit (IL) 5) Rob Lange, Jefferson 6) Travis Schneeberg, Cottage Grove 7) John Handeland, Jefferson 8) Matt McKinney, Fort Atkinson 9) Jared Larson, Jefferson 10) Rory Hardy, Oregon
Fast Qualifier- Rob Lange—16.815 seconds
Heat Winners- 1) Rodger Stephenson 2) Bill Reynolds
Best Appearing Car- Rob Lange
Feature Results- 1) Cory Jansen, Lake Geneva 2) Nick Schmidt, Oak Creek 3) Brian Beale, Franklin 4) John Beale, Verona 5) Terry Ciano, Janesville 6) Scott Dixon, Janesville 7) Keith Erickson, Columbus 8) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam 9) Dustin Yanke, Fort Atkinson 10) Tiffany Desjarlais, Columbus 11) Michael Heimann, Waunakee 12) Ken Storkson, Madison 13) Michelle Kriegel, Sun Prairie 14) Taylor Schmude, Cambridge 15) Jordan Lamb, Fort Atkinson 16) Brad Birzer, Ixonia 17) Gary Stark, Sun Prairie
Fast Qualifier- Scott Dixon—14.369 seconds
Consi- Alan Stillman, Tom Olson
Last Chance- Ken Storkson, Brad Birzer, Jordan Lamb, Michelle Kriegel
Heat Winners- 1) Dave Lembke 2) Josh Marx 3) Brian Beale
Best Appearing Car- Mitch Brockway
This article was posted to the website on May 13th, 2012