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 Spring Sizzler Washed Out – For the Second Time at Jefferson Speedway!
By Larry  & Jeanne Starr

May 8, 2004; Jefferson, Wis. -   The “Spring Sizzler Finale -- 65," held over from April 24, was doomed to a second wet night. With qualifying completed and heat races underway. As the first Bandit division heat saw the green flag the skies opened up, drenching all hope of finishing a fantastic night of racing.

Photo Highlights

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Aason Erickson zipped around the newly paved Jefferson Speedway Saturday
night to set a new qualifying mark of 14.512 seconds, erasing the old mark held by Watertown¹s Andy Wendt of 14.535, set September 17, 1999.
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Watertown's Andy Wendt (18-outside) leads Jim Jarlsberg (97) John Ovadal, Jr. (94) and Randy Breunig (19) on his way to capturing the dash race for late model stocks Saturday at Jefferson Speedway . 42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)
Steve Dobratz of Rio (52) outran Curt Thompson (66) and Russ Goodwin (outside) to take the win in the second late model heat race at Jefferson Speedway Saturday night. 42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)
Defending track champion Scott Nottestad of Stoughton mastered the fourth late model heat Saturday night at Jefferson Speedway. Here he leads Ken Olson of Ft. Atkinson (68) and Mike Lloyd of Machesney Park, IL (21)
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Eventual hobby stock third heat race winner Rick Kehoe of Jefferson is barely visible on the outside in this photo as he goes three wide with Ken Au of Jefferson and Larry Moen of Madison Saturday night at Jefferson Speedway.

Next week Jefferson Speedway will complete the “Spring Sizzler” program, along with a full racing program. After qualifying, the program will move directly to the remainder of the events on the “Spring Sizzler” program, followed by the complete, regularly scheduled racing program.

With 13 events completed, this event is considered a complete show, for ticketing purposes.

Due to the amount of racing on the schedule, Jefferson Speedway will adjust its regular times. Gates open at 2:00PM, qualifying at 4:00PM and racing at 6:00PM.

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

Date: May 8, 2004

Event: Spring Sizzler Finale

Late Model Feature Finish:

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FAST QUALIFIER  :   2 Jason Erickson (Cambridge): 14.512 seconds (New Track Record)

FAST DASH: 8 Lap :   18 Andy Wendt (Watertown)

Heats: 10 lap: 1)    41 Mike Taylor (Stoughton)     2)   52 Steve Dobbratz (Rio)    3)    8 Aaron Wilke (Waterloo)  
                      4)   14 Scott Nottestad (Stoughton)

International:

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FAST QUALIFIER  :   00 Scott Hoeft (Watertown): 17.216 seconds

Heats: 10 lap: 1) 79 Steve Allman (Oconomowoc)

Sportsman:

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FAST QUALIFIER  :   28 Mark Deporter (Fort Atkinson): 15.449 seconds

Heats: 10 lap: 1)    63 Gene Nedemeier (Orfordville)    2)   5 Cliff Rucks (Cottage Grove)    3)    19 Dan Schmidt (Farmington) 
                      4)   7 Jody Purdy (Milton)

Hobby Stock:

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FAST QUALIFIER  :   55 Terry Wangsness (Delavan): 16.728 seconds

Heats:  8 lap: 1)    7 Scott Carson (Ft. Atkinson)       2)   08 Dennis Smith (Beloit)     3)       70 Rick Kehoe (Jefferson)                 

Bandit:

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FAST QUALIFIER  :   42 Bill Sweeney (Janesville): 14.997 Seconds