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July 31, 2004; Jefferson, Wis. - Dan Chesmore of Janesville extended his lead in the Late Model point standings, with a win in the Watertown Bowl 50. Starting 7th Chesmore started his drive to the front as Chad Reimer claimed the early lead. Reimer guided the way for 41 laps, as Chesmore worked his way to the second spot.
Andy Wendt moved into the 2nd spot, on lap 18, but could not find his way past Reimer. Chesmore made his way past Jason Schuler, for 3rd on lap 31, closing with Wendt. Wendt surrendered the 2nd spot, to Chesmore, on lap 37. Closing with Reimer, Chesmore moved to the inside, claiming the point on lap 42. At the stripe it was Chesmore for the win followed by Reimer, Wendt, Schuler and Steve Dobbratz.
In International action Tim Seitz of Edgerton claimed top honors in the 20 lap feature. Starting inside row 5, Seitz headed toward the point as Derek Bettenhausen pulled to the early lead. Seitz moved up quickly, relieving Bettenhausen at the point on lap 3. From there Seitz showed the way to the checkered flag. At the finish it was Seitz followed by Tim Petrie, Tory Adams, Scotty Hoeft and Steve Allman.
In Sportsman division action Trent Erdman of Fort Atkinson turned up in the win column in the 30 lap main event. Starting 13th in the field, Erdman started the long drive to the front, as Chris Schoonover claimed the early lead. Erdman made his way past Tom Reents for the second spot on lap 27. On lap 28, Schoonover received the Black Flag, for smoke and fluid coming from the back of his car, moving Erdman to the point. At the stripe it was Erdman for the win, followed by Reents, Bret Schmidt, Noel Ramge and Cliff Rucks.
In Hobby Stock action, Brett Schmidt of Johnson Creek guided the way flag-to-flag, winning the 20 lap feature. Starting outside row 1, Carson took the lead at the green flag and never looked back. At the checkers it was Carson followed by Dennis Schmidt, Jim Robinson, Larry Moen and Bryon Grassl.
In Bandit division action Dan Big Tiny Gosda of Sun Prairie turned a 6th place start into a feature win, in the 28 lapper. At the green flag Ryan Oldenhoff grabbed the point showing the way for 10 laps. Gosda made his way to 2nd on lap 3, closing with Oldenhoff by lap 7. After a, 3 lap, battle Gosda made his way past Oldenhoff, showing the way to the checkers. At the finish it was Gosda, followed by Renee Collins, Bill Sweeney, Tom Bleeker and Oldenhoff.
Next week Jefferson Speedway hosts the Good Karma Cup 50 with a 50 lap Late Model feature and a full racing program, in all 5 divisions. Also on tap are the Kids Events, rescheduled from the July 3 program: Race Car Rides for Kids", Big Wheel Races and the Coin Toss for Kids. To allow time for the kids events the regular schedule has been modified. The gates open at 1:00PM, qualifying starts at 3:00PM, kids rides are from 5:15-6:15PM and racing is at 7:00PM sharp.
Jefferson Speedway is on Highway 18, half way between Jefferson and Cambridge Wisconsin.
Jefferson Speedway - Date: July 31, 2004 - Event: Watertown Bowl 50 + Demo Derby
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