Hubred Hangs On to Win American Ethanol 50
JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, July 1, 2017) Cambridge driver, Kody Hubred, has looked strong in the early going this season at Jefferson Speedway. Hubred continued to build on his early success by getting his first feature win of 2017. Hubred took the lead on lap six and led the rest of way, surviving a late race challenge by Michael Grueneberg, to win the American Ethanol 50 lap Late Model feature.
Steven Sauer and Seth Reamer paced the strong field of 18 hot shoes to the drop of the green. Sauer held the slight advantage at the completion of lap one, clearing for sole possession of the top spot on the second circuit. On lap, Reamer got crossed up as he exited turn two, allowing Hubred to fire past into second. Hubred charged up behind Sauer, dropping to his inside on lap five. Hubred drew even and then past Sauer on lap six to take over the point and begin to pull away. Meanwhile, Steve Dobbratz moved into third behind Sauer with Dale Nottestad and Grueneberg also joining the top five. On lap 16, Dobbratz got by Sauer for second with Nottestad and Grueneberg in tow as well. Nottestad quickly went to work on Dobbratz, stealing second away on lap 18 and bringing Grueneberg along for the ride. By lap 20 Hubred was enjoying a straightaway advantage while Nottestad and Grueneberg began to battle for second. On lap 30 Grueneberg got a strong run off turn two as he slipped inside Nottestad. After a brief battle, Grueneberg moved into the runner up position. Hubred continued to enjoy a large lead until the yellow flag waved on lap 46 when Sauer spun down the backstretch. The leaders closed up for the final four laps as Hubred tried to hang on to the race he had led for so long. As racing resumed, Grueneberg began to apply heavy pressure to Hubred as the two raced each other very hard. Neither driver gave an inch with Hubred maintaining the advantage all the way to the checkers. At the stripe, it was Hubred for the win followed by Grueneberg, Nottestad, Dobbratz and Kyle Smith.
Beloit’s Robert Hansberry Jr completed the clean sweep on the evening after winning the Sportsman 30 lap feature as well as capturing fast time through qualifying and winning his heat race. Tim Coley and Jim Taylor battled for control of the lead from the front row as the race got underway. The duo raced side by side for the opening seven laps until Taylor moved out front alone. Coley fell back to second in front of Jay Kalbus. Coley and Kalbus made contact on lap nine resulting in Coley spinning to force the yellow. Both drivers were relegated to the rear for the restart with Taylor still showing the way and Jake Schraufnagel in second. After another caution on lap 15, Schraufnagel began to pressure Taylor for the lead. After a two lap fight, Schraufnagel moved out front with Chris Chenoweth trying to follow under Taylor for second. Chenoweth made the pass with Hansberry following into third. On lap 19, Schraufnagel bobbled as the he raced off turn two. Chenoweth tried to pounce, but couldn’t make the pass stick. A lap later, Hansberry charged into second and pulled up behind the leader. Hansberry dove under Schraufnagel on lap 20 as they raced side by side for the lead. Hansberry cleared for the top spot on lap 23 and drove away to grab the win. Schraufnagel was second followed by Chenoweth, Taylor and Kalbus.
Edgerton’s Mark English was declared the winner of the 20 lap International feature event. Ashley Gottschalk led lap one with Jason Uttech up to second and Nick Schmidt in third. Schmidt got by Uttech on lap five for second as he began to size up the early leader. Schmidt moved under Gottschalk on lap six, taking the top spot away as Gottschalk began to fall off the pace. Gottschalk stalled on the back stretch to force the sole caution of the race on lap eight. Schmidt and Tom Berens led the field back to green with Berens firing into the lead on the restart. Schmidt tried to fight back on the low side while English watched from third. Berens maintained control of the lead as Schmidt fell back into a battle for second with English. English took the position for himself on lap 13 as he began to look for a way around Berens. Berens stayed on the low side of the racing surface forcing English to try the outside. But English couldn’t make a move on Berens in the closing laps. At the checkers, it was Berens crossing the stripe first with English close behind. Following post-race inspection, Berens was forced to vacate his finishing position, handing the victory to English. Neil Higgins was awarded second followed by Uttech, Noah Pankow and Jamie Kohn.
In Hobby Stock action, it was Beloit’s Brandon Angileri holding on to win the 25 lap feature event. Jim Wolf and Jon Benninger opened the racing on the front row as they fought for control of the lead. Wolf took sole possession of the top spot briefly until Benninger charged back alongside. Benninger moved out front on lap seven with Angileri following past Wolf for second. Angileri began to apply heavy pressure to Benninger while AJ Lloyd moved into third. On lap 13, Angileri motored under Benninger, clearing for the lead on the exit of turn two. Lloyd followed into second and they pair of drivers began to separate themselves from the rest of the pack. Lloyd staying in Angileri’s tracks waiting for the youngster to make a mistake. But Angileri stayed strong out front to see the checkers first and get the win. Lloyd settled for second with Benninger, Bud Riedner and Phil Wuesthoff completing the top five.
Fort Atkinson’s Chris Gottschalk won the 15 lap Road Warrior feature event. Richie Nelson took the initial lead on lap one with Merek Pankow up to second. After an early caution on lap two, Pankow drove his ride to the lead with Craig Henning moving up to second and Gottschalk in tow for third. Gottschalk drove to the high side of Henning on lap six as they race wheel to wheel behind Pankow. Gottschalk cleared to second with five laps to go as he quickly went to work on Pankow. Gottschalk got under Pankow on lap 12, clearing for the lead a lap later. Gottschalk cruised to the checkers from there to score the win. Pankow was second with Henning, Bryan Gottschalk and Bill Sweeney rounding out the top five.
Jeremy Bredeson of Deforest won the 20 lap Bandit feature event. Barret Hummelmaier took the early lead with Bart Brockman running in second. After a caution on lap eight, Hummelmaier retook the lead with Bredeson charging up to second. Bredeson went to the outside as he looked to steal the top spot for himself. Bredeson drew even with Hummelmaier and then moved past into the lead on lap 11. Chad Olds followed into second, but ran out of time to make a move on Bredeson. At the checkers, it was Bredeson for the win followed by Olds, Destiny Genore, Brockman and Tyler Deporter.
West Bend’s Aaron Moyer flexed his muscle on the way to winning the 20 lap Legends feature event. Tony Moyer led lap one until Dillon Schwanbeck and Shelby Berlin made it a three wide fight for first on lap two. Schwanbeck emerged with the lead with Aaron Moyer charging up to second. Moyer dove under Schwanbeck on lap four, stealing the point a lap later and beginning to pull away. Riley Stenjem drove up to second on lap six. Stenjem spent the remainder of the race trying to catch Moyer, but couldn’t run him down. At the stripe, it was Moyer for the win with Stenjem, Matt Berlin, Schwanbeck and Ryan Weyer rounding out the top five.
Next Saturday, July 8, is a full program of racing sponsored by Culver’s of Johnson Creek. Time trials begin at 5pm with racing at 7pm. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18. Please visit jeffersonspeedway.com for more information.
JEFFERSON SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY
Feature Results- 1) Kody Hubred, Cambridge 2) Michael Grueneberg, Madison 3) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge 4) Steve Dobbratz, Rio 5) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills 6) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills 7) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson 8) John Ovadal, Watertown 9) Eddie May, Crystal Lake (IL) 10) Jacob Nottestad, Utica 11) Don Gaserude, Fort Atkinson 12) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek 13) Cody Erdmann, Horicon 14) Steven Sauer, Waterloo 15) Shane Morrissey, Cuba City 16) Seth Reamer, Beaver Dam 17) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson 18) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson
Fast Qualifier- Jason Erickson—14.041 seconds
Last Chance- Jerry Eckhardt, Dylan Schuyler, Cody Erdmann, Don Gaserude, Shane Morrissey
Consy- Greg Bowers, Lincoln Keeser, Tony Koepke
Heat Winners- 1) Allen Borntreger 2) Cody Erdmann 3) Kody Hubred 4) Shaun Scheel
Feature Results- 1) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit 2) Jake Schraufnagel, Slinger 3) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown 4) Jim Taylor, Stoughton 5) Jay Kalbus, Watertown 6) Josh Madell, Mayville 7) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson 8) Mahlon Borntreger, Elroy 9) Bryce Miller, Columbus 10) Tony Ciano, Janesville 11) Chris Jones, 12) Tim Coley, Madison 13) Rick Coppernoll, Stoughton 14) Jim Tate Jr, Doylestown 15) Bobby Selsing, Johnson Creek 16) Jason Thoma, Jefferson
Fast Qualifier- Robert Hansberry Jr—14.745 seconds
Last Chance- Rick Coppernoll, Bryce Miller, Chris Jones, Jim Tate Jr
Heat Winners- 1) Rick Coppernoll 2) Jason Thoma 3) Robert Hansberry Jr
Feature Results-1) Mark English, Edgerton 2) Neil Higgins, Watertown 3) Jason Uttech, Watertown 4) Noah Pankow, Jefferson 5) Jamie Kohn, Madison 6) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie 7) Dylan Scott, Rio 8) Adam Schook, Palmyra 9) Chris Jackson, Jefferson 10) Ashley Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson 11) Josh Marx, Dousman 12) Tom Berens, Slinger 13) Nick Schmidt, Watertown
Fast Qualifier- Mark English—15.948 seconds
Heat Winners- 1) Joe Cross 2) Mark English
Feature Results- 1) Brandon Angileri, Beloit 2) AJ Lloyd, Loves Park (IL) 3) Jon Benninger, Windsor 4) Bud Riedner, Waunakee 5) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam 6) Dustin Ward, Waterloo 7) Dan Snyder, Madison 8) Jared Vike, Sussex 9) Kenny Storkson, Indianford 10) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater 11) Jim Wolf, Watertown 12) Jamie Tate, Doylestown 13) Chuck Egli, Stoughton 14) Gary Paulick, Union Grove 15) Jordan Egli, Stoughton 16) Ricky Sanwick, Janesville
Fast Qualifier- Phil Wuesthoff—15.737 seconds
Last Chance- Jamie Tate, Jordan Egli, Gary Paulick, Ricky Sanwick
Heat Winners- 1) Jordan Egli 2) Brandon Angileri
Feature Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson 2) Merek Pankow, Jefferson 3) Craig Henning, Helenville 4) Bryan Gottschalk, Jefferson 5) Bill Sweeney, Lake Mills 6) Rickie Nelson, Evansville 7) Mark Dewey, Janesville 8) Rodger Stephenson, Cambridge 9) Bill Reynolds, Watertown 10) Leroy Gronert, Jefferson
Fast Qualifier- Chris Gottschalk—16.555 seconds
Heat Winners- 1) Bill Reynolds 2) Craig Henning
Feature Results- 1) Jeremy Bredeson, Deforest 2) Chad Olds, Whitewater 3) Destiny Genore, Beloit 4) Bart Brockman, Rockford (IL) 5) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson 6) Bill Kohn, Madison 7) Steve Privett, Deforest 8) Brett Carson, Fort Atkinson 9) Tyler Edmundson, Janesville 10) Cade Watters, Sun Prairie 11) DJ Hill, Watertown 12) Ross LaMont, Cherry Valley (IL) 13) McKayla Adams, Sun Prairie 14) Kelsey Dobbs, Beloit 15) Nick Schmidt, Watertown 16) Barrett Hummelmaier, Beaver Dam
Fast Qualifier- Nick Schmidt—14.161 seconds
Heat Winners- 1) Barrett Hummelmaier 2) Kelsey Dobbs
Feature Results- 1) Aaron Moyer, West Bend 2) Riley Stenjem, Stoughton 3) Matt Berlin, Mequon 4) Dillon Schwanbeck, Poynette 5) Ryan Weyer, Hubertus 6) Frank Beutel, Caledonia 7) Shelby Berlin, 8) Derek Mueller, Verona 9) Mark Ritger, Elkhart Lake 10) Cole Grey, Endeavor 11) Tony Moyer, Allenton 12) Lucas Stevenson 13) Kyle Hatton, Crowne Point (IN)
Fast Qualifier- Aaron Moyer—15.528 NEW TRACK RECORD
Heat Winners- 1) Dillon Schwanbeck 2) Aaron Moyer