|Null battles to win at Jefferson Speedway!
By Jeanne & Larry Starr
May 6, 2000; Jefferson, WI. - Scott Null of Lake Mills earned a, hard fought, victory in the 35 lapper at Jefferson Speedway. Starting from the outside of row 3, Null started his drive to the point as Russ Goodwin of Beloit pulled out to the early lead. In the second spot by lap 2, Null worked to close the gap with Goodwin.
Moving to the inside, on lap 11, Null made his bid for the lead, with Andy Wendt of Watertown moving up behind in the battle for third. Null and Wendt had claimed the top two spots before the first caution of the race came, on lap 14, when a spin triggered a multi-car crash in the second turn.
On the restart Null and Wendt continued the battle for the top spot, with Null holding only a slight advantage, on many laps. The battle for third was lost in the distance as all eyes were on the leaders. Wendt made several moves to the inside, but was never quite able to get the run he needed. As they flew past the checkered flag it was Null for the win, followed by Wendt, Dan Chesmore of Janesville, Nick Wendt of Watertown and Luke Westenberg of Palmyra.
Ron Bishofberger of Ft. Atkinson set the fast qualifying pace with a 14.863 second circuit of the quarter mile.
Claiming victories, in 10 lap heat races, were Butch Mierendorf of Waterloo, Bruce Clark of Watertown, Andy Wendt and Russ Goodwin of Beloit.
Moving to the Last Chance race from the 12 lap Consi. were Brent Knight of Watertown and Scott Bleeker of Jefferson.
Transferring to the feature lineup from the 20 lap Last Chance race were Bruce Clark, Ken Piotrowski of Milton, Mike Taylor of Stoughton and Randy Cusick of Ft. Atkinson.
In International division action, the feature was postponed until next week, due to rain. It will run as the first race of the night next week.
Aaron Rude of Cambridge set the fast qualifying pace with a 16.125 second tour of the quarter mile.
Tory Adams of Madison, Bobby Moore of Madison and Mike Drays of Milton, each claimed victory in 8 lap heat races.
Moving to the feature lineup from the 10 lap Last Chance race were Tim Woollen of Madison, Derrick Bettenhausen, Mike Dietzen of Milwaukee and Tory Adams of Madison.
In Sportsman Division action defending Track Champion Dave Oswald of Cottage Grove claimed top honors in the 25 lap main event. Starting from the inside of row 7, Oswald started the long drive to the front, as Rick Cedar pulled out to the early lead. Cedar held the point for 16 laps, as Oswald worked his way through traffic. Oswald was up to the 5th spot by lap 12 with the first caution came, for a blown motor on the front stretch.
On the restart Oswald made his way up to 2nd, behind Cedar, before the final caution came, on lap 16. On the restart Oswald moved to the inside, claiming the top spot by lap 17 and guiding the field to the checkered flag. At the stripe it was Oswald for the win, followed by Cedar, Dylan Schuyler of Dousman, Jeff Kohlhoff of Watertown and Mark Deporter of Ft. Atkinson.
Oswald turned in the fast qualifying effort, with a 15.085 second orbit of the quarter mile.
Claiming victories, in 10 lap heat races, were Bob Jacobs of Rio, Josh Weir of Cottage Grove, and Trent Erdman of Ft. Atkinson.
Moving to the feature, via the 15 lap Last chance race were Jacobs, Chad Reimer of Oconomowoc, Joe Wendorf of Jefferson and Kevin Thompson of Palmyra.
In Hobby Stock division action Jason Ayers claimed top honors in the 20 lap feature. Starting from the outside of row 3, Ayers started toward the point as Bill Bush of Jefferson pulled out the early lead. Ayers moved past John Shane of Waukesha, for 2nd, by lap 5, setting his sights on Bush. Closing with Bush on lap 8, Ayers launched his bid for the lead.
The two battled side-by-side until Ayers managed to pull ahead on lap 14. From there it was Ayers all the way to the checkered flag. At the stripe Ayers was followed by Dennis Gaserude of Oregon, Jim Pfeifer of Ft. Atkinson, Brent Schmidt of Farmington and Nick Golich of Hebron.
Pfeifer set the fast qualifying pace with a 17.268 second lap of the quarter mile speed plant.
Lincoln Keeser of Milton and Golich each claimed victory, in 8 lap heat races.
Moving to the feature, from the 8 lap Last Chance race were Keeser, Scott Johnson of Deforest, Jim Blucher of Madison and Terry Wensess of Whitewater.
Next week Jefferson Speedway hosts the Mountain Dew 50 lap Late Model feature along with the First round of the One-on-One Street Drags. The Street Drags are held over from this week and the Spin-to-Win, originally scheduled for next week will be rescheduled to a later date.
Gates open at 4:00, qualifying at 5:30 and racing at 7:30 sharp. Jefferson Speedway is between Jefferson and Cambridge on highway 18.
Results - Autograph & Picture Day
FAST QUALIFIER - 76 - Ron Bishofberger (Ft.
Atkinson): 14.863 Seconds
Held over till Next Week.
FAST QUALIFIER - 31 - Dave Oswald (Cottage Grove):
Heats: 10 laps:
1) - 23 - Bob Jacobs (Rio) 2) - 52 - Josh Weir (Cottage Grove)
3) - 11 - Trent Erdman (Ft. Atkinson)
FAST QUALIFIER - 11 - Jim Pfeifer (Ft. Atkinson):
1) - 99 - Lincoln Keeser (Milton) 2) - 66 - Nick Golich (Hebron)