Jefferson Speedway Race Report:

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 Chesmore Claims 50 Lapper at Jefferson Speedway!
By Larry  & Jeanne Starr

July 17, 2004; Jefferson, Wis. - Dan Chesmore of Janesville outdistanced the field, to claim top honors in the “Kearns Motor Car Company 50.” Starting from the inside of row 6, Chesmore headed toward the front as Chad Reimer claimed the early lead. Reimer guided the way for 32 laps, as Chesmore made his way through traffic.

Photo Highlights

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Janesville's Dan Chesmore (27) passes Chad Reimer (19) of Oconomowoc to take
the lead in the Kearnšs Motor Car Company 50-lap late model feature Saturday
night at Jefferson Speedway. Chesmore went on to win and Reimer took home
the runnerup spot.
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Trent Erdman (11) moves past Bret Schmidt (20) on his way to victory in the sportsman class main event at Jefferson Speedway Saturday.42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)
Brent Nottestad (70) nipped Steve Allman (79) to win the international class feature Saturday at Jefferson Speedway.42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)
Jefferson's Rick Kehoe (70) takes the lead from Bryon Grassl in the hobby stock main event Saturday at Jefferson Speedway. Kehoe went on to win the 20-lap go.
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John Remsik of Watertown topped the bandit division feature Saturday at
Jefferson Speedway.
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WJJO radio personality Johnny Danger won the Kearnšs vs. WJJO grudge race
Saturday at Jefferson Speedway

Chesmore motored past Ron Bishofberger, for 2nd, on lap 31, closing with Reimer. Chesmore claimed the point on lap 33, showing the way to the checkers. At the stripe it was Chesmore for the win, followed by Reimer, Tim Noble, Ron Bishofberger and Scott Nottestad.

In International action Brent Nottestad of Deerfield came from a ninth place start to win the 20 lap feature. Joe Cross took the lead at the green flag, running at the point for 4 laps, before being overtaken by Nottestad. From lap 5 to the finish it was Nottestad at the point, with Steve Allman keeping the pressure on, from the 2nd spot. As they took the checkers it was Nottestad for the win, followed by Allman, Alan Petrie, Chris Nelson and Scotty Hoeft.

In Sportsman division action Chris Schoonover of Janesville was first at the finish, in the 30 lap main. Starting from the outside of the front row Schoonover jumped to the early lead, guiding the field to the checkered flag. Kyle Taylor kept the pressure high, in the early going, before surrendering 2nd to Bret Schmidt. Trent Erdman moved up, to join the battle for the top spot on lap 25, working his way under Schmidt, as Schmidt challenged Schoonover. At the finish it was Schoonover followed by Erdman, Schmidt, Luke Padfield, Ryan Goldade, Taylor and Noel Ramge.

Schoonover failed the post-race technical inspection, handing the win to Fort Atkinson’s Erdman.

In Hobby Stock action, Rick Kehoe of Jefferson placed his mark in the win column, in the 20 lap feature. Starting 10th in the field, Kehoe started his trek to the checkered, as Bryon Grassl claimed the early lead. Kehoe drove to the second spot, on lap 7, setting his sights on Grassl. Catching Grassl on lap 11, Kehoe moved to the inside, and made the winning pass on lap 13. As they flew past the checkered flag it was Kehoe for the win, followed by Grassl, Johnny Robinson, Eaan Carson and Dennis Smith.

In Bandit action John Remsik of Watertown claimed top honors in the 18 lap feature. Starting 7th in the field, Remsik watched as Travis Schneeberg drove to the early lead. Schneeberg surrendered the point, to Kyle Stark, on lap 2, with Stark handing it back to Schneeberg, on lap 6. Stark reclaimed the point on lap 7, with Remsik up to the 4th spot. Remsik motored into the 2nd spot on lap 9, and past Stark on lap 10.

The race was red flagged, at the end of lap 10, when a pair of 42 cars tangled on the front stretch, sending the current point leader Bill Sweeney on his side in the infield. On the restart it was Remsik at the point, guiding the way to the checkered flag. At the finish it was Remsik for the win, followed by Troy Yohn, Stark, Schneeberg and Brandon Kozak.

During intermission Johnny Danger of WJJO claimed the win, in the “WJJO DJ Grudge Match.”

With 149 cars on hand, and 144 qualifying, it was a long night at Jefferson Speedway, but the large crowd was treated to a great night of racing action.

Next week Jefferson Speedway hosts the “Blackhawk 50,” with a 50 lap Late Model feature and a full racing program, in all divisions. Also on tap is the “Trailer Race of Doom,” and the Bandits will be racing.

Gates open at 3:00PM, with qualifying at 5:00PM and racing at 7:00PM sharp.

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

Jefferson Speedway - Date: July 17, 2004
Event: Kearns Motor Car Co. 50 - WJJO Night at the Races

Late Model Feature Finish:Laps:50
1.27 Dan Chesmore (Janesville)        10.2 Paul Kisow (Marshall)
2.19 Chad Reimer (Oconomowoc)     11.22 Jasper Gronert (Jefferson)
3.71 Tim Noble (Janesville)                12.4 Jason Thoma (Jefferson)
4.76 Ron Bishofberger (Ft. Atkinson) 13.13 Shane Radtke (Watertown)
5.14 Scott Nottestad (Stoughton)      14.33 Dylan Schuyler (Dousman)
6.52 Steve Dobbratz (Rio)                  15.82 Chad Stevens (Orfordville)
7.99 Doug Hahn (Whitewater)            16.4 Chris Quam (Stoughton)
8.97 Jimmy Jarlsberg (Cambridge)    17.44 Roger Behlke (Jefferson)
9.11 Beau Sanden (Janesville)          18.87 Kyle Jarlsberg (Cambridge)
FAST QUALIFIER : 11 Beau Sanden (Janesville): 14.515 seconds
FAST DASH: 8 Lap : 71 Tim Noble (Janesville)
LAST CHANCE: 20 Lap : 13 Shane Radtke, 87 Kyle Jarlsberg, 33 Dylan Schuyler, 4 Chris Quam
Heats: 10 lap: 1) 11 Russ Goodwin (Beloit) 2) 33 Dylan Schuyler (Dousman) 3) 19 Chad Reimer (Oconomowoc) 4) 44 Roger Behlke (Jefferson)

International Feature:Laps:20
1.70 Brent Nottestad (Deerfield)            4.73 Chris Nelson (Cottage Grove)
2.79 Steve Allman (Oconomowoc)       5.00 Scotty Hoeft (Watertown)
3.12 Alan Petrie (Sun Prairie)               6.67 Joe Cross (Sun Prairie)
FAST QUALIFIER : 73 Chris Nelson (Cottage Grove): 16.771 seconds
FAST DASH: 6 Lap : 70 Brent Nottestad (Deerfield)
Heats: 10 lap: 1) 49 Tory Adams (Madison) 2) 70 Brent Nottestad (Deerfield)

Sportsman Feature:Laps:30
1.11 Trent Erdman (Ft. Atkinson)           4.39 Ryan Goldade (Stoughton)
2.20 Bret Schmidt (Watertown)              5.14 Kyle Taylor (Stoughton)
3.4 Luke Padfield (Jefferson)                  6.17 Noel Ramge (Hellenville)
FAST QUALIFIER : 17 Noel Ramge (Hellenville): 15.415 seconds
FAST DASH: 6 Lap : 42 Tom Reents (Janesville)
CONSI: 10 Lap : 21 Tony Chase, 63 Eugene Neidermeier (Orfordville)
LAST CHANCE: 15 Lap : 98 JJ Yanke, 94 Craig Henning, 30 Kyle Munro, 57 Mark English
Heats: 10 lap: 1) 01 Bobbi Bishofberger (Ft. Atkinson) 2) 38 Brent Gergen (Jefferson) 3) 39 Ryan Goldade (Stoughton) 4) 4 Luke Padfield (Jefferson)

Hobby Stock Feature:Laps:20
1.70 Rick Kehoe (Jefferson)            4.2 Eaan Carson (Ft. Atkinson)
2.38 Bryon Grassl (Janesville)        5.08 Dennis Smith (Beloit)
3.99 Johnny Robinson (Beloit)        6.44 Jesse Ayers (Stoughton)
FAST QUALIFIER : 27 Jim Tate Jr. (Watertown): 16.645 seconds
FAST DASH: 6 Lap : 31 Ken Au (Jefferson)
LAST CHANCE: 12 Lap : 10 Larry Moen, 4 Chris Higgins, 49 Buck Stults, 96 Alan Dorn
Heats: 8 lap: 1) 10 Larry Moen (Madison) 2) 99 Lincoln Keeser (Whitewater)  3) 99 Johnny Robinson (Beloit)

Bandit Feature:Laps:15
1.98 John Remsik (Watertown)     4.75X Travis Schneeberg
2.X Troy Yohn (Waterloo)              5.02 Brandon Kozak (Whitewater)
3.92 Kyle Stark (Waterloo)            6.98 Tom Bleeker (Watertown)
FAST QUALIFIER : 42 Bill Sweeney (Janesville): 15.128 seconds
FAST DASH: 6 Lap : 98 Tom Bleeker (Watertown)
Consi: 8 laps: 1) 30 Rick Seitz 2) 18 Nick Klettre
LAST CHANCE: 12 Lap : 71 Tim Bristol, 75 Mike Hoppe, 2 David Krull, 85 Matt Lorenz
Heats: 8 lap: 1) 18 Nick Klettre (Ft. Atkinson) 2) 008 Jeremy Espersen (Lake Mills) 3) 8 Jay Williams (Janesville) 4) 42 Bobby Selsing (Ft. Atkinson)  5) 02 Brandon Kozak (Whitewater)