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Nottestad, Nottestad, Stough, Hartwig and Nelson Notch Winner’s Circle Challenge Victories at Jefferson Speedway!
By Larry Starr

August 16, 2003; Jefferson, Wis. - Scott Nottestad of Stoughton won the, 30 lap, “WFAW AN-940/Voss Sentry Foods -- Winner’s Circle Challenge” in the late model division. A lucky draw placed Nottestad at the pole, for the start, ahead of a field of Feature winners. A short battle with Scott Patrick, earned Nottestad the point, as he lead the way to the checkered flag.

Photo Highlights

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Scott Nottestad (#14), on his way to victory, ahead of Andy Wendt (#18), in the WFAW/ Voss Sentry Foods Winner's Circle Challenge, for the Late Models.42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)
John Ovadal Jr. (#71), moving under Jasper
Gronnert (#22), for the lead of the Late
Model feature, with Ken Olson close behind. Ovadal is on his way to the win.
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Brent Nottestad (#25), motors under Jim
Pankow (#16), on his way to the win, in the
International feature.
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Randy Padfield (#2), pulling ahead of Chris
Koepke (#23), at the start of the Sportsman
feature, with Tod Goldade coming up on the outside. Padfield was victorious in this
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Eric Gardner (#13), leads Terry Wangsness
(#55) and Ken Au (#31), at the finish of
the Hobby Stock feature. Gardner and Au
did not fare well in the post race technical inspection. Wangsness was the "Official" winner.
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Peter Shelley (#5), on his way to winning
the Bandit feature.

John Ovadal Jr. of Watertown claimed top honors in the 35 lap Late Model feature. Starting from the outside of row 2, Ovadal watched Jasper Gronert claim the early lead. Ovadal claimed 3rd by lap 4, motoring under Ken Olson for 2nd, on lap 6. Ovadal powered past Gronert, for the lead, on lap 7 claiming the point, and guiding the field t the checkered flag. At the stripe it was Ovadal for the win, followed by Scott Nottestad, Gronert, Nick Wendt and Ron Bishofberger.

Brent Nottestad of Cambridge won the, 15 lap, “WFAW AN-940/Voss Sentry Foods -- Winner’s Circle Challenge” in the International division.

Coming off his “Winner’s Circle Challenge” victory, Brent Nottestad claimed top honors in the International main event. Starting from the outside of row 4, Nottestad headed toward the point, as Jim Pankow claimed the early lead. Nottestad made his way to 2nd, before the first caution, on lap 8, and was still 2nd, when the final caution came, on lap 10, for a blown engine. Closing with Pankow, on the restart, Nottestad claimed the point by lap 12, guiding the field to the checkers. At the stripe it was Nottestad for the win, followed by Aaron Rude, Pankow, Chris Quam and Mike Drays.

Bobby Stough Jr. of Waunakee took the top prize in the, 20 lap, “WFAW AN-940/Voss Sentry Foods -- Winner’s Circle Challenge” in the Sportsman Division.

Randy Padfield, of Stoughton, guided the field, from the start to the checkered flag, in the Sportsman Division feature. Starting from the pole, Padfield grabbed the early lead and never looked back. At the stripe it was Padfield for the win, followed by Scott “Chico” Riedner, Tod Goldade, Trent Erdman and Bret Schmidt.

Jeramy Hartwig of Cottage Grove won the, 15 lap, “WFAW AN-940/Voss Sentry Foods -- Winner’s Circle Challenge” in the Hobby Stock division.

In Hobby Stock feature action it was Eric Gardner claiming victory, in the 20 lap main event. Starting from the outside front row, Gardner claimed the early lead, guiding the filed to the finish. Gardner’s trek to the checkers was interrupted by 2 caution flags, on laps 2 and 14. At the finish, it was Gardner for the win followed by Terry Wangsness, Ken Au, Rick Kehoe and Jeramy Hartwig.

Chris Nelson of Cottage Grove won the 12 lap, “WFAW AN-940/Voss Sentry Foods -- Winner’s Circle Challenge."
In Bandit feature action it was Peter Shelley of Edgerton claiming the victory. Starting from the inside of row 4, Shelley headed to the front, as Brandon Kozak jumped to the early lead. Kozak led the way for 9 laps, before losing the point to Shelley. At the finish it was Shelley for the win followed by Tim Seitz, Alan Petrie, Kozak and Brian Paulson.

Next week at Jefferson Speedway it’s the “UAW Local 95 - 50” with a 50 lap Late Model feature and a full racing program in all divisions, including the Bandits. Members of UAW Local 95 receive discount admission, by presenting their Union cards and, for this event, members of Local 538 are considered “honorary” members of Local 95.

Gates open at 3:00pm, qualifying at 4:30pm and racing at 7:00pm sharp.

Jefferson Speedway is half way between Cambridge and Jefferson Wisconsin, on highway 18.

Jefferson Speedway - Date: August 16, 2003 - Event: WFAW/Voss Sentry Foods - Winners Circle Challenge
Late Model Feature Finish:     Laps:    35
1.        71 John Ovadal Jr. (Watertown)                  10.         2 Jason Erickson (Cambridge)
2.        14 Scott Nottestad (Stoughton)                     11.         13 Shane Radtke (Watertown)
3.        22 Jasper Gronert (Jefferson)                     12.         4 Randy Breunig (Columbus)
4.        94 Nick Wendt (Watertown)                         13.         68 Ken Olson (Ft. Atkinson)
5.        76 Ron Bishofberger (Ft. Atkinson)             14.         100 Curt Thompson (Ft. Atkinson)
6.        97 Jim Jarlsberg (Cambridge)                     15.         87 Kyle Jarlsberg (Cambridge)
7.        11 Beau Sanden (Janesville)                      16.         12 Greg Bowers (Waterloo)
8.        44 Roger Behlke (Jefferson)                       17.         91 Matt Berger (Machesney PK IL)
9.        82 Chad “Squirt” Stevens (Orfordville)       18.         18 Andy Wendt (Watertown)

FAST QUALIFIER : 97 Jim Jarlsberg (Cambridge): 14.928 seconds
Winners Circle (30 lap) : 14 Scott Nottestad (Stoughton)
FAST DASH: 8 Lap : 82 Chad “Squirt” Stevens (Orfordville)
CONSI: 8 Lap : 28 Paul Seeber (Watertown), 6 Ken Piotrowski (Janesville)
LAST CHANCE: 20 Lap : 13 Shane Radtke (Watertown), 91 Matt Berger (Machesney PK IL),   12 Greg Bowers (Waterloo), 100 Curt Thompson (Ft. Atkinson)
Heats: 10 lap: 1) 99 Doug Hahn (Whitewater)    2) 52 Steve Dobbratz (Rio) 3) 18 Andy Wendt (Watertown)  

International Feature:     Laps:    20
1.        25 Brent Nottestad (Cambridge)           4.         4 Chris Quam (Stoughton)
2.        9 Aaron Rude (Cambridge)                  5.         48 Mike Drays (Milton)
3.        16 Jim Pankow (Oregon)                      6.         10 Derek Bettenhausen (Cambridge)
FAST QUALIFIER : 9 Aaron Rude (Cambridge): 15.934 seconds
Winners Circle (20 lap) : 25 Brent Nottestad (Cambridge)
Heats: 10 lap: 1) 17 Mike Bingham (Milton)    2) 16 Jim Pankow (Oregon)

Sportsman Feature:     Laps:    30
1.        2 Randy Padfield (Stoughton)                  4.         11 Trent Erdman (Ft. Atkinson)
2.        26 Scott “Chico” Riedner (Waunakee)     5.        20 Bret Schmidt (Watertown)
3.        9 Tod Goldade (Stoughton)                     6.         31 Dave Oswald (Cottage Grove)
FAST QUALIFIER : 95 Jason Thoma (Jefferson): 15.605 seconds
Winners Circle (25 lap) : 48 Bobby Stough Jr. (Waunakee)
LAST CHANCE: 15 Lap : 98 J.J. Yanke (Ft. Atkinson), 19 Dan Schmidt (Watertown), 57 Mark English (Janesville), 17 Ron Pankow (Oregon)
Heats: 10 lap: 1) 38 Brent Gergen (Jefferson)    2) 55 Carey Hensel (Stoughton)     3) 2 Jordan McBride (Janesville) 

Hobby Stock Feature:     Laps:    20
1.        13 Eric Gardner (Marshall)              4.         70 Rick Kehoe (Jefferson)
2.        55 Terry Wangsness (Delavan)      5.        6 Jeramy Hartwig (Cottage Grove)
3.        31 Ken Au (Jefferson)                      6.         19 Dennis Schmidt (Johnson Creek)
FAST QUALIFIER : 6 Jeramy Hartwig (Cottage Grove): 16.746 seconds
Winners Circle (20 lap) : 6 Jeramy Hartwig (Cottage Grove)
LAST CHANCE: 12 Lap : 71 Jason Deppe (Waterloo), 91 Bret Carson (Ft. Atkinson),    58 Dave Ryan, 21 Josh Courtney (Janesville)
Heats: 8 lap: 1) 56 Randy Strasburg (Jefferson)    2) 71 Jason Deppe (Waterloo)       3)     8 Chris Schoonover (Janesville)  

Bandit Feature:     Laps:    15
1.        5 Peter Shelley (Edgerton)                4.         02 Brandon Kozak (Whitewater)
2.        57 Tim Seitz (Edgerton)                     5.         41 Brian Paulson (Edgerton)
3.        12 Alan Petrie                                    6.         29 Mark Joyner (Whitewater)
FAST QUALIFIER : 11 Tim Petrie (Whitewater): 15.698 seconds
Winners Circle (15 lap) : 73 Chris Nelson (Cottage Grove)
CONSI: 8 Lap : 33 Charity Shockley (Janesville), 72 Dan Collins (Jefferson)
LAST CHANCE: 12 Lap : 99 Jordan Hill (Black Earth), 8 Jay Williams (Janesville),  21 Ron Nelson (Utica), 92 Kyle Stark (Waterloo) , 75 Paula Seitz (Edgerton)
Heats: 8 lap: 1) 72 Dan Collins (Jefferson)    2) 14 Luke Kreyer (Beloit)      3) 45 Don Munns (Milton)    4) 73 Chris Nelson (Cottage Grove)