JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, August 27, 2016) Dale Nottestad began Saturday evening with two goals in mind. The first was to win the Serenity Concepts 50 lap Late Model feature event. The second was to wrap up his third Late Model track championship in the last four seasons at Wisconsin’s Action Track. Both missions were accomplished by the Cambridge pilot after making a late race pass for the lead to secure the victory and the 2016 Late Model crown.
Ed Wolff III and Tyler Peterson paced the pack to the green as they battled wheel to wheel for control. Kyle Smith tried to make it a three wide fight for first, but Peterson grabbed the lead as they crossed the stripe to complete lap one. Smith moved up alongside Wolff for second, taking the spot for himself on lap four. Smith began to peek to the low side of Peterson on lap seven, drawing even a lap later while Wolff and Shaun Scheel fought for third behind them. Smith and Peterson battled side by side until lap 15 when Smith gained the upper hand to take the lead. But Peterson would not go away that easily as he raced back to the outside of Smith on lap 16 and launched into the lead on lap 17. Smith fell to second until lap 23 when he dove under Peterson as they raced into turn one. Meanwhile, Trent Erdman moved alongside Wolff looking to steal the third position. On lap 24, Smith and Peterson got together as they raced through turns one and two. Smith rocketed out to the lead with Erdman following into second. The contact between Smith and Peterson resulted in a tire rub for Peterson as he was forced to retire from the race early. On lap 29, Erdman took to the outside groove as he raced up next to Smith for the top spot. A lap later, Erdman was out front as Smith began to fade into the back, handing second to Dylan Schuyler. On lap 33, Scheel and Nottestad opened a battle for third, which Nottestad won a lap later. Nottestad pulled up behind Schuyler, claiming the second position on lap 42. Nottestad set his sights on Erdman on the point just as the caution waved to slow the action on lap 43. The leaders closed up for the restart with Erdman showing the way ahead of Nottestad in second. As racing resumed, Nottestad fired under Erdman looking to grab the lead. With five laps to go, Nottestad slid his mount in front of Erdman and drove off to score the win. Erdman finished a season best second followed by Schuyler, Michael Grueneberg and Luke Westenberg.
Watertown’s Chris Chenoweth powered to the win in the 30 lap Sportsman feature event. Jim Taylor grabbed the early lead from row one with Bobby Selsing quickly up to second. Selsing continued to move forward, sliding under Taylor on lap two. A lap later, Selsing was out front and pulling away while Taylor dropped back to battle Terry Wangsness for second. Wangsness moved past Taylor on lap eight, bringing Chenoweth along for third. Wangsness and Chenoweth raced for second while Selsing increased his advantage at the front. On lap 12, Chenoweth completed the pass for the runner up spot and began to reel in Selsing out front. Chenoweth picked away at Selsing’s lead as the laps ticked away. On lap 18, Chenoweth found himself on Selsing’s rear bumper. One lap later, Chenoweth and Selsing were side by side. After a brief battle, Chenoweth took over the top spot as he drove away to grab the win. At the checkers, it was Chenoweth first followed by Selsing, Jay Kalbus, Jason Thoma and Wangsness.
James Bell of Janesville picked up the win in the 20 lap International feature event. Scott Crawford and Noah Pankow opened up the action from the front row as they fought for control. Crawford eventually moved into the lead on lap three with Neil Higgins and Josh Marx battling for second behind him. On lap six, Higgins slid up next to Crawford, claiming the lead two laps later. Bell followed Higgins into second as he quickly began to challenge the new leader. On lap 11, Bell looked to the inside of Higgins for the lead. Slight contact between the duo as they raced into turn one on lap 13 allowed Bell to fire into the lead while Kyle Stark moved up next to Higgins for second. Stark cleared for the spot on lap 16, but Bell was already on his way to the checkers for the win Stark was second with Mike Lambert, Higgins and Seth Reamer rounding out the top five.
Cody Buchs of Mazomanie claimed the 25 lap Hobby Stock feature event after a late race pass netted him the lead. Dan Snyder and Jared Vike began the race on the front row. After battling door to door, Snyder took control of the point on lap three with Vike in second and Lucas Buckingham in third. Kenny Storkson got past Buckingham on lap ten with Buchs already shadowing the top three. Buchs worked past Storkson for third on lap 13 and drew even with Vike two laps later for second. Buchs slipped into second just before the sole caution of the race waved on lap 17. As racing resumed, Buchs began to apply heavy pressure to Snyder at the front. Snyder tried to hold back Buchs with Storkson watching from third. The top three began to separate themselves from the rest of the pack while Buchs continued to search for an opening. On lap 21, Buchs got a good run to pull even with Snyder as they entered turn one. With two laps remaining, Buchs moved out front alone and raced away to the checkers for the win. Snyder hung on for second with Storkson in third. Dustin Ward and Buckingham completed the top five.
Chris Gottschalk of Fort Atkinson picked up another feature win after claiming the 15 lap Road Warrior event. Mark Dewey led early with Rodger Stephenson in second and Bill Reynolds in third. Reynolds slipped by Stephenson on lap two and pulled up alongside Dewey a lap later. Reynolds claimed the lead on lap four with Craig Henning in tow for second and Gottschalk now up to third. On lap five, Reynolds got loose in turn two allowing Henning to move past into the lead and bring Gottschalk along for second. Gottschalk continued forward and he drew even with Henning on lap six. A lap later, Gottschalk was out front alone. At the checkers, it was Gottschalk for the win followed by Henning, Bill Sweeney, Reynolds and Bryan Gottschalk.
Chad Olds of Whitewater made a last lap pass to pick up the win in the 15 lap Bandit feature event. Kade Watters grabbed the lead from the outside of row one. By lap five, DJ Hill and Olds were already battling for second behind Watters who was enjoying a healthy advantage. Olds moved into control of the second position on lap six and began to close the gap on Watters at the front. His efforts were aided by a caution with just two laps left setting up a shootout to the finish. Watters and Olds led the field back to green as they raced side by side. On the final lap, Olds used momentum off turn two to gain the advantage. Olds held that advantage as they raced across the stripe to claim the win. Watters settled for second followed by Jeremy Bredeson, Brody Chilvers and Tyler Deporter.
Next Saturday, September 3, is a full program of racing sponsored by Triana’s Trophy Case. It’s also fan appreciation night with food and drink specials from 5-7pm. Sunday, September 4, is the Tournament of Destruction World Championships beginning 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
Feature Results- 1) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge 2) Trent Erdman, Fort Atkinson 3) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson 4) Michael Grueneberg, Madison 5) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson 6) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills 7) Kody Hubred, Utica 8) Ed Wolff III, Watertown 9) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills 10) Bruce Lee, Cambridge 11) Aaron Wilke, Waterloo 12) Kyle Taylor, Deerfield 13) Scott Patrick, Dousman 14) Craig Phillips, Edgerton 15) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson 16) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills 17) Chuck Duncan, Milwaukee 18) Tyler Peterson, Lake Geneva
Fast Qualifier- Dale Nottestad—14.274 seconds
Last Chance- Kyle Taylor, Aaron Wilke, Scott Patrick, Chuck Duncan
Heat Winners- 1) Chuck Duncan 2) Ed Wolff III 3) Michael Grueneberg
Feature Results- 1) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown 2) Bobby Selsing, Johnson Creek 3) Jay Kalbus, Watertown 4) Jason Thoma, Jefferson 5) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson 6) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit 7) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson 8) Tony Ciano, Janesville 9) Jim Taylor, Stoughton 10) Josh Madell, Mayville 11) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton 12) Ed Jackson, Madison 13) Jim Tate Jr, Doylestown
Fast Qualifier- Jason Thoma—14.960 seconds
Heat Winners- 1) Bobby Selsing 20 Robert Hansberry Jr
Feature Results- 1) James Bell, Janesville 2) Kyle Stark, Waterloo 3) Mike Lambert, Fort Atkinson 4) Neil Higgins, Watertown 5) Seth Reamer, Beaver Dam 6) Mark English, Edgerton 7) Tom Pfeifer, Fort Atkinson 8) Jamie Kohn, Madison 9) Scott Crawford, Cambridge 10) Merek Pankow, Jefferson 11) Jason Uttech, Watertown 12) Adam Schook, Palmyra 13) Keith Bell, Brodhead 14) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie 15) Noah Pankow, Jefferson 16) Josh Marx, Dousman
Fast Qualifier- Kyle Stark—15.769 seconds NEW TRACK RECORD
Heat Winners- 1) Merek Pankow 2) Neil Higgins
Feature Results- 1) Cody Buchs, Mazomanie 2) Dan Snyder, Stoughton 3) Kenny Storkson, Edgerton 4) Dustin Ward, Waterloo 5) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater 6) Chester Williams, Waukesha 7) Brandon Angileri, Beloit 8) Korey Bengsch, Fond du Lac 9) Jared Vike, Sussex 10) Chuck Egli, Stoughton 11) Kris Chwala, Johnson Creek 12) Gary Paulick, Union Grove 13) AJ Lloyd, Loves Park (IL) 14) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam 15) Brandon DeLacy, Fort Atkinson 16) Jon Benninger, Windsor
Fast Qualifier- AJ Lloyd—15.803 seconds
Last Chance- Brandon DeLacy, Kris Chwala, Gary Paulick, Jon Benninger
Heat Winners- 1) Gary Paulick 2) Jared Vike
Feature Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson 2) Craig Henning, Helenville 3) Bill Sweeney, Aztalan 4) Bill Reynolds, Watertown 5) Bryan Gottschalk, Jefferson 6) Kenny Storkson, Edgerton 7) Mark Dewey, Janesville 8) Rodger Stephenson, Cambridge 9) David Pautsch Jr, Roscoe (IL) 10) Rickie Nelson, Evansville 11) Sheen Marsh, Palmyra
Fast Qualifier- Bryan Gottschalk—16.517 seconds
Heat Winners- 1) Bill Reynolds 2) Chris Gottschalk
Feature Results- 1) Chad Olds, Whitewater 2) Kade Watters, Sun Prairie 3) Jeremy Bredeson, Deforest 4) Brody Chilvers, Milton 5) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson 6) Josh Lenz, Lake Mills 7) Bill Kohn, Madison 8) Jared Pinnow, Jefferson 9) DJ Hill, Watertown 10) CJ Hemiller, Watertown 11) Scott Riedner, Waunakee 12) Ryan Ostenson, Beloit 13) Lyle Phillips, Edgerton
Fast Qualifier- Chad Olds—14.172 seconds
Heat Winners- 1) Scott Riedner 2) Tyler Deporter