CAMBRIDGE, WI (Saturday, August 11, 2018) Three time Late Model champion, Casey Johnson of Edgerton, has been missing in action at Jefferson Speedway since he dominated last season’s Wisconsin State Championships. Johnson returned to Wisconsin’s Acton Track on Saturday night and picked up right where he left off last season. Johnson charged to the front of the IBEW Local 159 Late Model feature event and captured the win after 50 laps of hot and heavy racing intensity.
CAMBRIDGE, WI (Saturday, July 28, 2018) Utica pilot, Riley Stenjem, scored his first career Late Model feature victory on Saturday night at Jefferson Speedway. Stenjem waged a great battle with Dylan Schuyler on his way to winning the MDA 50 lap Late Model feature presented by Harley Davidson of Madison.
CAMBRIDGE, WI. (July 21, 2018) – On a night where more laps were turned in an effort to dry the racing surface than in actual competition, the portion of the TUNDRA Super Late Model Series event Mother Nature did allow was overflowing with action.
John Beale dashed to the lead from his fifth place starting spot on lap 27 of the rain-shortened feature to claim his first TUNDRA win in Round Four Powered by Wisconsin Potatoes Saturday night.
The win came just one year and one day after Beale challenged Wyatt Brooks to the very end of the 2017 main event. Although the feature only made it to the halfway point before another persistent rain brought an ending, Beale was pleased finally to visit victory lane in a TUNDRA event – especially at his de facto home track.
“It’s special to win one here after coming so close last year,” Beale said. “Everyone works so hard within this team. This was a long time coming.”
CAMBRIDGE, WI (Saturday, July 14, 2018) Cambridge pilot, Dale Nottestad, charged to the front of the field and claimed the O’Reilly Auto Parts 50 lap Late Model feature on Saturday night. The win marks Nottestad’s second feature win in as many weeks as well as his third on the season, giving him more wins than any other Late Model driver in 2018.
CAMBRIDGE, WI (Saturday, July 7, 2018) Following poor weather that forced a premature end to the racing program one week prior, it was double feature night at Jefferson Speedway on Saturday night. All seven divisions on hand were able to compete in two feature events, making for an action packed evening of racing. The two standouts in the premier division at Wisconsin’s Action Track on this particular evening were defending track champion, Dale Nottestad of Cambridge, and Lake Mills pilot, Shaun Scheel. Both drivers scored Late Model feature wins. The wins marked the second for each pilot on the 2018 season.
CAMBRIDGE, WI (Saturday, June 23, 2018) After inheriting the lead just past the halfway point of the Bumper To Bumper of Edgerton 50 lap Late Model main event, Shaun Scheel raced away to pick up the win. The victory gives the Lake Mills pilot his first such win of the 2018 season.
CAMBRIDGE, WI (Saturday, June 16, 2018) Round two of the Badgerland Challenge Series invaded Wisconsin’s Action Track on Saturday night. The series of events pits the best drivers from Jefferson Speedway and Madison International Speedway in a four night challenge to see which track can prevail. On this particular night, it was Michael Grueneberg of Wisconsin Dells flexing his muscle on his way to back to back feature wins in the Late Model division.
JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, June 9, 2018) Michael Grueneberg of Wisconsin Dells parked his mount in victory lane at Jefferson Speedway following the running of the Benninger Concrete and Construction 50 lap Late Model feature. A late race tangle between the leaders helped clear the way for Grueneberg to make his return to victory lane and give him his first feature win of the season.
It has been a long time coming, but Paul Shafer Jr. and his crew finally broke through and celebrated their first ARCA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment victory during a Memorial Day weekend special at Jefferson Speedway, located between Cambridge and Jefferson, Wisconsin.
Shafer took over the lead from Dalton Zehr with 45 laps to go and then kept his distance from three-time Jefferson Speedway track champion Casey Johnson to end his long drought and get the long-awaited checkered flag.
The win, especially being the first one in the Tour, at Jefferson Speedway has a special meaning for Shafer and his longtime crew chief Chris Purdy.
“Now that the first one is out of the way, maybe we can get a couple more,” a smiling Shafer said after the race. “It’s awesome to get the first win here for a lot of reasons. One, it’s probably the short track in whole State of Wisconsin, especially with the way how they run it every week. During the Joe Shear Classic, we practiced on Saturday afternoon and we came over here and watched the races. The second is that my crew chief Chris Purdy grew up in the Janesville/Milton area and he ran here a lot. I think he won eight out of nine features one year. It means a lot to me, Chris and everyone on the team because many are from around here.”
Shafer, who was also the fast qualifier, started 13th and was up to second by lap 42 after passing Johnson was an early leader in the race. Shafer was trying to chase down Dalton Zehr for the top spot.
JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, May 19, 2018) Four time and defending Jefferson Speedway Late Model champion, Dale Nottestad of Cambridge, captured his first feature win of the season in the Newville Auto Parts 50 lap main event. Nottestad positioned his machine out front early in the event and dominated the caution free race to get the victory.