|Jefferson Speedway Race Report:|
September 11, 2004; Jefferson, Wis. - Janesvilles Dan Chesmore capped his 2004 Late Model Championship, with a victory in the Havill-Spoerl 75, feature. Starting 15th Chesmore headed toward the front as Chris Quam charged to the early lead. Quam held off all challengers for 68, of the 75, laps.
Chesmore claimed the 2nd spot on lap 58 closing with Quam. Quam fought hard to stay at the front but slipped, just enough, on lap 68 for Chesmore to claim the top spot, followed by Kyle Jarlsberg, for 2nd. At the checkered flag it was Chesmore for the win, followed by Jarlsberg, Quam, Ken Olson and Jason Thoma.
Chris Nelson of Cottage Grove claimed top honors in the International divisions, 30 lap, Championship feature. Stating 11th, Nelson headed toward the front as Jordan Hill grabbed the early lead. Hills turn at the point lasted a single lap, as he was relieved by Tim Seitz. With Seitz in the lead, Tory Adams moved up to challenge, on the 18th circuit. The battle ended, on lap 27, when Adams car erupted in a cloud of steam. While the caution was out, Seitz car was found to be leaking fluid, and was sent from the track, leaving Nelson in the top spot for the restart. At the stripe it was Nelson for the win, followed by Brent Nottestad, Steve Allman, Mike Drays, Tim Petrie and Scotty Hoeft. The sixth place finish was more than enough for Hoeft to maintain his lead, in the Championship points.
In Sportsman division action Kyle Padfield claimed top honors in the 40 lap main event. Fourth in the lineup, Padfield moved to the front row, after a collision took out the front 2 cars at the green flag, bringing about a, complete, restart. Padfield powered to the lead, guiding the field, flag-to-flag to win the event. At the finish it was Padfield, followed by Trent Erdman, Brandon Riedner, Dave Oswald and Mark Deporter.
The Sportsman division had the closest battle, for the Championship, with Deporter starting the night with an 11 point lead, over Noel Ramge. After qualifying, and heat races, that lead had narrowed to 3 points. Ramge was caught up in a crash, during his heat race, and had to borrow a backup car, for the feature. Deporters 5th place finish, over Ramges 11th, in the feature secured the Championship for Deporter.
In Hobby Stock action Larry Moen of Madison notched a win, in the 30 lap feature.
Starting 7th Moen made his way to the front, as Lincoln Keeser drove to the early lead.
Keeser surrendered the point, to Jessie Ayers on lap 19, with Moen up to the 3rd spot.
Moen made his way past Keeser on lap 21, closing with Ayers. Running 2nd at the white
flag, Moen moved to the inside, looking for the win. Ayers slipped high, in turn 2, giving
Moen the opening that he had been looking for. As they flew past the checkered flag it was
Moen for the win followed by Ayers, Eaan Carson, Ken Au and Keeser.
In Bandit action, Bill Sweeney of Janesville cemented his second Championship, by winning the 28 lap main. Starting 16th Sweeney started the long drive to the front, as Shaun Scheel led the field. Patiently picking his way through the field, Sweeney claimed 3rd on lap 19. Powering under Scheel, Sweeney claimed the top spot on lap 22, opening a strong lead on his way to the checkers. Sweeney was first at the finish followed by Scheel, Bobby Selsing, Paula Seitz and Jody Krueger.
This concludes the 2004 Championship chase at Jefferson Speedway.
Next week Jefferson Speedway hosts the 24th Annual Pepsi Wisconsin State Championships," with two full nights of racing action.
Friday night the gates open at 1:00PM, the track opens for practice at 2:00PM, qualifying starts at 5:00PM and racing starts at 8:00.
Saturday night the gates will open at 2:00PM and racing begins at 6:00PM. For complete detail check the schedule online at www.jeffersonspeedway.com.
Camping will be available at the track.
Jefferson Speedway is half way between Jefferson and Cambridge Wisconsin on Highway 18.
Jefferson Speedway - Date: September 11, 2004 - Event: Havill-Spoerl Season Championships.
Late Model Feature
Finish: Laps: 75
Hobby Stock Feature: