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Noble Claims Overall Victory in 24th Annual Pepsi
Wisconsin State Championships!

By Larry  & Jeanne Starr

September 18, 2004; Jefferson, Wis. - Tim Noble of Janesville Scored 5th and 1st place finish, in the twin 50’s, to claim the overall title, in the “Pepsi Wisconsin State Championships."

Photo Highlights

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Tim Noble of Janesville scored a fifth and first place finish in the twin 50-lap late model features to claim the overall title in the Pepsi Wisconsin State Championships Saturday at Jefferson Speedway.
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Watertown's Nick Wendt won the late model preview feature Friday night and
won the first 50-lapper Saturday during the Pepsi Wisconsin State Championships Saturday at Jefferson Speedway..
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Trent Erdman mastered the 50-lap sportsman main event that was part of the
Pepsi Wisconsin State Championships Saturday at Jefferson Speedway.
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In the Pepsi Wisconsin State Champ- ionships Saturday at Jefferson Speedway, Aaron Rude (70) leads Scotty Hoeft (00) enroute to top honors in the 30-lap international feature victory.42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)
Saturday at Jefferson Speedway Jim Tate Jr. of Watertown  won the hobby stock feature during the Pepsi Wisconsin State Championships.
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Watertown's John Remsik (98) and Bill Sweeney (42) fought a duel to the finish in the 30-lap Pepsi Wisconsin State Champ- ionship bandit feature Saturday at Jefferson Speedway. Remsik won and Sweeney eventually placed fourth.

Starting inside row 6, in the first 50 lapper, Noble started forward, as Nick Went of Watertown grabbed the early lead. Wendt led the field, flag-to-flag, claiming victory, as Noble made his way to the 5th spot by the finish. At the stripe it was Nick Wendt for the win, followed by Andy Wendt, Kyle Jarlsberg, Dan Chesmore and Noble.

In the second 50, Roger Behlke claimed the early lead, guiding the way for 23 laps, as Noble battled through traffic. Noble overtook Behlke on lap 24, claiming the point and guiding the field to the checkered. At the stripe it was Noble for the win followed by John Ovadal Jr., Jason Schuler, Kyle Jarlsberg and Behlke.

The 5th and 1st place finish gave Noble the best, overall, finish, with Kyle Jarlsberg claiming 2nd place honors.
In International action, Aaron Rude of Cambridge claimed the win, in the 30 lap main event. Starting inside row 2, Rude watched Tim Seitz claim the early lead. Seitz surrendered the point, to Tim Petrie, on lap 11. Rude moved under Petrie, making the winning pass on lap 21. Rude was first to the finish, followed by Scotty Hoeft, Allen Petrie, Steve Allman and Chris Nelson.

In Sportsman action Trent Erdman of Fort Atkinson turned a 10th place start into a feature win, in the 50 lapper. Josh Courtney took the lead, at the green flag. Curt Thompson made his way past Courtney on lap 14, with Noel Ramge close behind for the 2nd spot. Ramge motored past Thompson on lap 27, with Erdman running 3rd. Erdman claimed 2nd on lap 29, pulling alongside Ramge by lap 37. The pair battled, side by side, for 9 laps before Erdman was able to edge his way to the point. As they flew past the checkers it was Erdman for the win, followed by Ramge, Luke Padfield, Thompson and Mark Deporter.

In Hobby Stock action Jim Tate Jr. of Watertown led the 35 lap main event flag-to-flag. At the finish Tate was followed by Larry Moen, Eaan Carson, Ken Au and Jim Robinson.

Bandit action saw John Remsik of Watertown win the 30 lap feature. Starting 10th Remsik made his way to the front, as Nick Nolden grabbed the early lead. Remsik relieved Nolden at the point, on lap 11, opening a strong lead. The yellow flag flew, on lap 15, to reverse the direction of travel. At the green, Bill Sweeney set his sites on Remsik, overtaking the leader on lap 23. Sweeney led the way for 3 laps, before lapped traffic played a part in the battle. Sweeney tangled with a lapped car, propelling Remsik Back to the top spot. At the stripe it was Remsik followed by Troy Yohn, Nolden, Sweeney and Dan Gosda.

This was the final racing event of the 2004 season, at Jefferson Speedway. The Management and Staff of Jefferson Speedway wish to thank the drivers, crew members and, especially, the fans for a great 2004 season.

The action will continue in the spring of 2005.

Jefferson Speedway - Date: September 17, 2004 - Event: Pepsi - Wisconsin State Championships Day 1
Big Mike’s Home & Barn Improvement 50

Late Model Preview Feature Finish: Laps: 50
1. 46 Nick Wendt (Jefferson)              9. 97 Jason Schuler (Cambridge)
2. 18 Andy Wendt (Watertown)        10. 56 Don Mattrisch (Ft. Atkinson)
3. 87 Kyle Jarlsberg (Cambridge)      11. 19 Mark Miller (Columbus)
4. 71 John Ovadal Jr. (Watertown)     12. 1 Doug Hahn (Whitewater)
5. 52 Steve Dobbratz (Rio)                13. 12 Greg Bowers (Waterloo)
6. 68 Ken Olson (Ft. Atkinson)         14. 40oz Jeremy Switlick (Wausau)
7. 97 Jason Schuler (Cambridge)      15. 82 Chad “Squirt” Stevens (Orfordville)
8. 71 Tim Noble (Janesville)               16. 71 Jim Dunn (Sun Prairie)
FAST QUALIFIER : 94 Jason Erickson (Cambridge): 14.462 seconds
FAST DASH: #1: 82 Chad “Squirt” Stevens (Orfordville), #2: 18 Andy Wendt (Watertown)
Race of Champions: 18 Andy Wendt (Watertown)
Qualifier Transfers:
Qual-1: 68 Ken Olson (Ft. Atkinson), 19 Mark Miller (Columbus), 71 Jim Dunn (Sun Prairie)
Qual-2: 40oz Jeremy Switlick (Wausau), 56 Don Mattrisch (Ft. Atkinson), 14 Scott Nottestad (Stoughton)

International Preview Feature: Laps: 20
1. 70 Aaron Rude (Cambridge)               4. 12 Allen Petrie (Sun Prairie)
2. 49 Tory Adams (Madison)                  5. 00 Scotty Hoeft (Watertown)
3. 73 Chris Nelson Jr. (Cottage Grove)   6. 48 Mike Drays (Milton)
FAST QUALIFIER : 79 Steve Allman (Oconomowoc): 16.720 seconds
Qualifier Transfers:
Qual-1: 84 Steve Drays (Milton), 17 Mike Bingham (Milton), 99 Keryn Hopwood (Madison)

Sportsman Preview Feature: Laps: 30
1. 3 Curt Thompson (Johnson Creek)      4. 51 Dennis Schmidt (Johnson Creek)
2. 11 Trent Erdman (Ft. Atkinson)            5. 39 Ryan Goldade (Stoughton)
3. 17 Noel Ramge (Hellenville)                 6. 4 Luke Padfield (Jefferson)
FAST QUALIFIER : 11 Trent Erdman (Ft. Atkinson): 15.358
Qualifier Transfers:
Qual-1: 19 Dan Schmidt (Watertown), 33 Dale Weatherwax (Cambria), 39 Ken Scott (Rio)
Qual-2: 57 Mark English (Janesville), 14 Kyle Taylor (Stoughton), 94 Craig Henning (Hellenville)

Hobby Stock Preview Feature: Laps: 20
1. 27 Jim Tate Jr. (Watertown)               4. 67 Jeff Jesberger
2. 31 Ken Au (Jefferson)                        5. 83 Brandon Sletten
3. 2 Eaan Carson (Ft. Atkinson)             6. 52 Pete Elgas (Janesville)
FAST QUALIFIER : 55 Terry Wangsness (Delavan): 16.375 seconds
Qualifier Transfers:
Qual-1: 44 Jesse Ayers (Stoughton), 10 Larry Moen (Madison), 19 Dennis Schmidt (Johnson Creek)
Qual-2: J10 Jim Williams (Milton), 99 Lincoln Keeser (Whitewater), 50 Jim Schmidt (Jefferson)

Bandit Preview Feature: Laps: 20
1. 98 John Remsik (Watertown)            4. X Troy Yohn (Waterloo)
2. 42 Bill Sweeney (Janesville)              5. 98 Tom Bleeker (Watertown)
3. 21 Dan Gosda (Sun Prairie)              6. 67 Nick Nolden
FAST QUALIFIER : 98 John Remsik (Watertown): 14.703 seconds
Qualifier Transfers:
Qual-1: 24 Tyler White (Ft. Atkinson), 18 Nick Klettke (Ft. Atkinson), 27 Tom Schuette (Sullivan)
Qual-2: 12 Mike Winters (Sun Prairie), 86 Ron Nelson, 42 Bobby Selsing (Ft. Atkinson)

 

Jefferson Speedway - Date: September 18, 2004 - Event: Pepsi Wisconsin State Championships - Finale

Late Model Feature No. 1Finish: Laps: 50
1. 46 Nick Wendt (Jefferson)               14. 40oz Jeremy Switlick (Wausau)
2. 18 Andy Wendt (Watertown)          15. 97 Jason Schuler (Cambridge)
3. 87 Kyle Jarlsberg (Cambridge)        16. 33 Dylan Schuyler (Dousman)
4. 27 Dan Chesmore (Janesville)         17. 16 Luke Westenberg (Watertown)
5. 71 Tim Noble (Janesville)                 18. 28 Justin Switlick (Wausau)
6. 94 Jason Erickson (Cambridge)      19. 82 Chad “Squirt” Stevens (Orfordville)
7. 52 Steve Dobbratz (Rio)                  20. 1 Doug Hahn (Whitewater)
8. 71 John Ovadal Jr. (Watertown)      21. 41 Mike Taylor (Stoughton)
9. 56 Don Mattrisch (Ft. Atkinson)     22. 19 Mark Miller (Columbus)
10. 68 Ken Olson (Ft. Atkinson)        23. 12 Greg Bowers (Waterloo)
11. 44 Roger Behlke (Jefferson)         24. 3 Jon Hornby
12. 8 Aaron Wilke (Waterloo)             25. 26 Bruce Lee (Edgerton)
13. 71 Jim Dunn (Sun Prairie)             26. 32 Tony Koepke (Ft. Atkinson)

Late Model Feature No. 2 Finish: Laps: 50
1. 71 Tim Noble (Janesville)                14. 16 Luke Westenberg (Watertown)
2. 71 John Ovadal (Watertown)          15. 33 Dylan Schuyler (Dousman)
3. 97 Jason Schuler (Cambridge)       16. 28 Lenny Gullenberg
4. 87 Kyle Jarlsberg (Cambridge)       17. 28 Justin Switlick (Wausau)
5. 44 Roger Behlke (Jefferson)            18. 41 Mike Taylor (Stoughton)
6. 94 Jason Erickson (Cambridge)     19. 40oz Jeremy Switlick (Wausau)
7. 27 Dan Chesmore (Janesville)        20. 18 Andy Wendt (Watertown)
8. 8 Aaron Wilke (Waterloo)               21. 46 Nick Wendt (Jefferson)
9. 52 Steve Dobbratz (Rio)                 22. 17 Duane Deppe (Waterloo)
10. 56 Don Mattrisch (Ft. Atkinson)   23. 82 Chad “Squirt” Stevens (Orfordville)
11. 71 Jim Dunn (Sun Prairie)            24. 1 Doug Hahn (Whitewater)
12. 12 Greg Bowers (Waterloo)         25. 68 Ken Olson (Ft. Atkinson)
13. 19 Mark Miller (Columbus)          26. 26 Bruce Lee (Edgerton)
LC #1: 20 Lap : 33 Dylan Schuyler (Dousman), 32 Tony Koepke (Ft. Atkinson), 8 Aaron Wilke (Waterloo)
LC #2: 20 Lap : 44 Roger Behlke (Jefferson), 28 Justin Switlick (Wausau), 26 Bruce Lee (Edgerton)

Inernational Feature: Laps: 30
1. 70 Aaron Rude (Cambridge)         4. 79 Steve Allman (Oconomowoc)
2. 00 Scotty Hoeft (Watertown)        5. 73 Chris Nelson Jr. (Cottage Grove)
3. 12 Allen Petrie (Sun Prairie)         6. 11 Tim Petrie (Whitewater)

Sportsman Feature: Laps: 50
1. 11 Trent Erdman (Ft. Atkinson)   4. 3 Curt Thompson (Johnson Creek)
2. 17 Noel Ramge (Hellenville)        5. 28 Mark Deporter (Ft. Atkinson)
3. 4 Luke Padfield (Jefferson)          6. 51 Dennis Schmidt (Johnson Creek)
LC #1: 15 Lap : 42 Tom Reents (Janesville), 46 Lyle Messinger, 38 Brent Gergen (Jefferson)
LC #2: 15 Lap : 59 James Helmer, 98 Jeremiah Yanke (Ft. Atkinson), 17 Mike Bingham (Milton)

Hobby Stock Feature: Laps: 35
1. 27 Jim Tate Jr. (Watertown)        4. 31 Ken Au (Jefferson)
2. 10 Larry Moen (Madison)             5. 33 Jim Robinson (Orfordville)
3. 2 Eaan Carson (Ft. Atkinson)      6. 44 Jesse Ayers (Stoughton)
LC #1: 15 Lap : 89 Brian Piller, 22 Brian Hehl, 11 Steven Sauer (Waterloo)
LC #2: 15 Lap : 80 Mike Meyers, 67 Brad Luck, 96 Lana Dorn

Bandit Feature: Laps: 30
1. 98 John Remsik (Watertown)     4. 42 Bill Sweeney (Janesville)
2. X Troy Yohn (Waterloo)              5. 21 Dan Gosda (Sun Prairie)
3. 67 Nick Nolden   .                      6. 1 Scott “Chico” Riedner (Waunakee)
LC #1: 15 Lap : 75X Travis Schneeberg, 7 Kyle Watters (Sun Prairie), 18 Jess Wilcox
LC #2: 15 Lap : 22 Michael Hart (Edgerton), 77 Sean Watters (Sun Prairie), 02 Brandon Kozak (Whitewater)