Jefferson Speedway Race Report:

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 Spring Sizzler (Finally)!
By Larry  & Jeanne Starr

May 15, 2004; Jefferson, Wis. -  A large crowd was on hand to watch over 150 cars do battle in a huge program at Jefferson Speedway. They were treated to over 650 laps of racing, in 22 races.

Photo Highlights

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Dan Chesmore (27) sweeps under the checkered flag ahead of runnerup Randy
Breunig (19) to take the win in the Spring Sizzler 65 late model feature race Saturday at Jefferson Speedway.
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Watertown¹s Bret Schmidt (20) edged Trent Erdman (11) to win the Spring Sizzler sportsman main event Saturday at Jefferson Speedway. Schmidt returned later in the evening to win the second sportsman feature go. 42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)
Scott Nottestad (14) passed Ken Olson (68) for the lead and went on to win the second late model feature race Saturday at Jefferson. 42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)
Bill Sweeney (42) won both bandit class features Saturday at Jefferson. Here
he passes Kyle Stark (92) and Troy Wohn (X) enroute to winning the second
main event. 

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Terry Wangsness won both hobby stock feature races Saturday night at
Jefferson Speedway.

Dan Chesmore of Janesville claimed top honors in the 65 lap “Spring Sizzler Finale," originally scheduled April 24. Starting from the outside of the front row, Chesmore claimed the early lead, guiding the way all the way to the checkers. Chesmore took the checkered flag first, followed by Randy Breunig, John Ovadal Jr., Chad “Squirt” Stevens and Ken Olson.

In the 2nd, 35 lap, Late Model feature of the night, Scott Nottestad of Stoughton claimed the winning spot. Starting from the outside of the front row, Nottestad lost the battle for the early lead to Ken Olson. Working his way back Nottestad claimed the top spot on lap 10 and never looked back, guiding the field to the checkered flag. At the stripe it was Nottestad for the win, followed by Randy Breunig, Olson, Jason Erickson and John Ovadal Jr.

In International action Scott Hoeft of Watertown notched the win, in the 25 lap “Spring Sizzler” main event. Starting from the Outside of row 4, Hoeft headed toward the front as Alan Petrie pulled to the early lead. Hoeft closed with Petrie on lap 4, claiming the point on lap 5. As Hoeft motored to the front, B.J. Sparkman closed with Petrie, making his bid for 2nd. Sparkman claimed 2nd on lap 10, closing with Hoeft. At the stripe it was Hoeft for the win, followed by Sparkman, Alan Petrie, Tim Petrie and Steve Allman.

Hoeft came back to claim top honors in the 2nd, 15 lap, International feature. Starting from outside of the 4th row, Hoeft saw Alan Petrie grab the early lead. Hoeft claimed the 2nd spot, by lap 2, closing with Petrie. Slipping, just a bit, on lap 7, Petrie saw Hoeft go by, for the lead. As the took the checkered, it was Hoeft at the point, followed by B.J. Sparkman, Steve Allman, Alan Petrie and Tim Petrie.

In the Sportsman division, Bret Schmidt of Watertown notched the win, in the 40 lap “Spring Sizzler” feature. Starting from the inside of row 5, Schmidt set his sites on the front, as Ryan Goldade grabbed the early lead. Goldade guided the way for 33 laps, as Schmidt battled his way through traffic, behind several of the speedway’s top drivers. Schmidt motored under Dave Oswald, for 3rd on lap 23. Defending track champion Trent Erdman moved under Goldade, for the top spot, on lap 34, only to surrender the spot to Schmidt on lap 35. As they flew past the checkered, it was Schmidt for the win, followed by Erdman, Mark Deporter, Oswald and Goldade.

Mark Deporter of Fort Atkinson claimed top honors in the 2nd, 30 lap, Sportsman feature. Starting from the inside of row 5, Deporter started his drive to the checkers, as Noel Ramge raced to the early lead. Deporter made his way past Dave Oswald, for 4th, on lap 8 and Jason Thoma, for 3rd, on lap 12. Claiming 2nd, from Tom Reents on lap 14, Deporter closed in on Ramge. Moving to the inside of Ramge, on lap 13, Deporter made the winning pass on lap 18. At the finish it was Deporter claiming his 2nd career feature win, followed by Ramge, Oswald, Reents and Trent Erdman.

Hobby stock action saw Terry Wangsness of Delavan claim the top finishing spot, in the “Spring Sizzler” 25 lap main event. Starting from the outside of row 5, Wangsness began his trek to the front, as Rick Kehoe drove to the early lead. Wangsness was running 4th, when the only caution of the race came, for a blown engine on lap 15. On the restart Wangsness moved under Ken Au and Lincoln Keeser, claiming the 2nd spot on lap 18. Kehoe bobbled, coming out of turn 2 on lap 19, providing the only opening that Wangsness needed to charge to the point. At the stripe it was Wangsness, followed by Kehoe, Bret Carson, Eaan Carson and Keeser.

Wangsness returned to claim the 2nd, 20 lap, main event for the Hobby Stocks. Starting from the outside of row 5, Wangsness started his charge to the point, as Jim Robinson jumped to the early lead. Robinson led the way for 8 laps, as Wangsness wound his way through traffic. Jim Tate made his way under Robinson, claiming the top spot on lap 9. Tate surrendered the point to Ken Au on lap 17, with Wangsness moving into the 2nd spot on lap 18. Wangsness relieved Au at the point, on their way to the checkered flag. At the finish it was Wangsness for the win, followed by Au, Tate, Robinson and Eaan Carson.
In Bandit action, Bill Sweeney of Janesville motored from a 10th place start to claim top honors in the 20 lap “Spring Sizzler” feature. At the green flag it was Kyle Stark claiming the point. Stark led the first 4 laps, before passing the point to Troy Yohn. Sweeney closed with Yohn on lap 13, driving hard to the inside. Claiming the point, Sweeney was first at the stripe followed by Peter Shelley, Rory Padfield, Stark and Yohn.

Sweeney made it 2-for-2 in the 2nd, 15 lap, Bandit main event. Starting from the outside of the 5th row, Sweeney saw Dan Gosda motor to the early lead. Gosda surrendered the point to Peter Shelley, on lap 2, with Sweeney claiming 2nd on lap 7. Motoring to the front, on lap 11, Sweeney was first at the checkers, followed by Shelley, Rory Padfield, Dan Collins and Jordan Hill.

Next week Jefferson Speedway returns to its, action packed, racing schedule with a full racing program, plus, One-on-One Street Drags.

Gates open at 3:00PM, 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: May 15, 2004 Event: Spring Sizzler Finale

Late Model Feature Finish:

Laps:

65

1.         

27 Dan Chesmore (Janesville)

13.      

76 Ron Bishofberger (Ft. Atkinson)

2.         

19 Randy Breunig (Columbus)

14.      

21 Mike Lloyd (Machesney Pk, IL)

3.         

94 John Ovadal Jr. (Watertown)

15.      

52 Steve Dobbratz (Rio)

4.         

82 Chad “Squirt” Stevens (Orfordville)

16.      

26 Scott “Chico” Riedner (Waunakee)

5.         

68 Ken Olson (Ft. Atkinson)

17.      

41 Mike Taylor (Stoughton)

6.         

97 Jimmy Jarlsberg (Cambridge)

18.      

4 Jason Thoma (Jefferson)

7.         

14 Scott Nottestad (Stoughton)

19.      

4 Chris Quam (Stoughton)

8.         

11 Beau Sanden (Janesville)

20.      

19 Chad Reimer (Oconomowoc)

9.         

12 Greg Bowers (Waterloo)

21.      

2 Jason Erickson (Cambridge)

10.      

22 Jasper Gronert (Jefferson)

22.      

44 Roger Behlke (Jefferson)

11.      

87 Kyle Jarlsberg (Cambridge)

23.      

33 Dylan Schuyler (Dousman)

12.      

16 Luke Westenberg (Watertown)

CONSI: 10 Lap :   41 Mike Taylor (Stoughton), 37 Nick Berge (Janesville)

LAST CHANCE: 20 Lap :   16 Luke Westenberg (Watertown), 87 Kyle Jarlsberg (Cambridge), 14 Scott Nottestad (Stoughton), 19 Chad Reimer (Oconomowoc)

 

International Feature:

Laps:

25

1.       

00 Scotty Hoeft (Watertown)

4.         

57 Tim Seitz (Edgerton)

2.         

70 B. J. Sparkman (Machesney PK, IL)

5.         

70 Steve Allman (Oconomowoc)

3.         

12 Alan Petrie (Sun Prairie)

6.         

X75 Travis Schneeberg (Sun Prairie)

 

Sportsman Feature:

Laps:

40

1.         

20 Bret Schmidt (Watertown)

4.         

31 Dave Oswald (Cottage Grove)

2.         

11 Trent Erdman (Ft. Atkinson)

5.         

39 Ryan Goldade (Stoughton)

3.         

28 Mark Deporter (Ft. Atkinson)

6.         

17 Noel Ramge (Hellenville)

CONSI: 10 Lap :   01 Bobbi Bishofberger (Ft. Atkinson), 87 Ed Jackson

LAST CHANCE: 15 Lap :   57 Mark English (Edgerton),  21 Josh Courtney (Janesville),    8 Rick Schoonover (Janesville), 4D Brandon Riedner (Waunakee)

 

Hobby Stock Feature:

Laps:

25

1.         

55 Terry Wangsness (Delavan)

4.         

2 Eaan Carson (Ft. Atkinson)

2.         

70 Rick Kehoe (Jefferson)

5.         

99 Lincoln Keeser (Whitewater)

3.         

94 Bret Carson (Ft. Atkinson)

6.         

31 Ken Au (Ft. Atkinson)

LAST CHANCE: 15 Lap :   7 Scott Carson (Fort Atkinson), 08 Dennis Smith (Beloit),  58 Dave Ryan (Madison), 52 Pete Elgas (Janesville)

 

Bandit Feature:

Laps:

20

1.         

42 Bill Sweeney (Janesville)

4.         

92 Kyle Stark (Waterloo)

2.         

5 Peter Shelley (Edgerton)

5.         

X Troy Yohn (Waterloo)

3.         

3 Rory Padfield (Stoughton)

6.         

21 Dan Gosda  (Sun Prairie)

LAST CHANCE: 12 Lap :   77 Sean Watters (Sun Prairie), 75 Michael Hoppe (Milwaukee),  75 Paula Seitz (Edgerton), 94 Mike Storkson (Madison)

Heats:   8 lap: 1)  42 Bobby Selsing (Ft. Atkinson)   2)   75 Paula Seitz (Edgerton)  3)    42 Bill Sweeney (Janesville)  

 

Jefferson Speedway - Date: May 15, 2004

Event: Fill Race Program - Second Half of Double Feature Show

Late Model Feature Finish:

Laps:

35

1.         

14 Scott Nottestad (Stoughton)

10.      

4 Jason Thoma (Jefferson)

2.         

19 Randy Breunig (Columbus)

11.      

11 Russ Goodwin (Beloit)

3.         

68 Ken Olson (Ft. Atkinson)

12.      

52 Steve Dobbratz (Rio)

4.         

2 Jason Erickson (Cambridge)

13.      

16 Luke Westenberg (Watertown)

5.         

94 John Ovadal Jr. (Watertown)

14.      

12 Greg Bowers (Waterloo)

6.         

4 Chris Quam (Stoughton)

15.      

44 Roger Behlke (Jefferson)

7.         

66 Curt Thompson (Ft. Atkinson)

16.      

21 Mike Lloyd (Machesney PK IL)

8.         

87 Kyle Jarlsberg (Cambridge)

17.      

82 Chad “Squirt” Stevens (Orfordville)

9.         

8 Aaron Wilke (Waterloo)

18.      

11 Beau Sanden (Janesville)

FAST QUALIFIER  :   2 Jason Erickson (Cambridge): 14.702 seconds

FAST DASH: 8 Lap :   19 Randy Breunig (Columbus)

CONSI: 12 Lap :   41 Mike Taylor (Stoughton), 37 Nick Berge (Janesville)

LAST CHANCE: Lap :   8 Aaron Wilke (Waterloo), 11 Russ Goodwin (Beloit),  82 Chad “Squirt” Stevens (Orfordville), 4 Jason Thoma (Jefferson)

Heats: 10 lap: 1)    41 Mike Taylor (Stoughton)   2)   27 Dan Chesmore (Janesville)  3)  33 Dylan Schuyler (Dousman)              4)   82 Chad “Squirt” Stevens (Orfordville)

International Feature:

Laps:

15

1.       

00 Scotty Hoeft (Watertown)

4.         

12 Alan Petrie (Sun Prairie)

2.         

70 B.J. Sparkman (Machesney PK IL)

5.         

11 Tim Petrie (Whitewater)

3.         

79 Steve Allman (Oconomowoc)

6.         

41 Brian Paulson (Edgerton)

FAST QUALIFIER  : 79 Steve Allman ( Oconomowoc): 17.350 seconds

Heats: 10 lap: 1)    70 B.J. Sparkman (Machesney PK IL)                    

Sportsman Feature:

Laps:

30

1.         

28 Mark Deporter (Ft. Atkinson)

4.         

42 Tom Reents (Janesville)

2.         

17 Noel Ramge (Hellenville)

5.         

11 Trent Erdman (Ft. Atkinson)

3.         

31 Dave Oswald (Cottage Grove)

6.         

20 Bret Schmidt (Watertown)

FAST QUALIFIER  :   20 Bret Schmidt (Watertown): 15.580 seconds

CONSI: 10 Lap :   63 Eugene Niedermeier (Orfordville), 20 Rikki Bishofberger (Ft. Atkinson)

LAST CHANCE: 15 Lap :   9 Dustin Ward (Beaver Dam), 5 Cliff Rucks (Cottage Grove),  4D Brandon Riedner (Waunakee), 17 Mike Bingham (Milton)

Heats: 10 lap: 1)    98 J.J. Yanke (Ft. Atkinson)   2)   5 Cliff Rucks (Cottage Grove)   3)    28 Mark Deporter (Ft. Atkinson)                        4)   17 Noel Ramge (Hellenville)

Hobby Stock Feature:

Laps:

20

1.         

55 Terry Wangsness (Delavan)

4.         

33 Jim Robinson (Orfordville)

2.         

31 Ken Au (Jefferson)

5.         

2 Eaan Carson (Ft. Atkinson)

3.         

27 Jim Tate (Watertown)

6.         

19 Dennis Schmidt (Johnson Creek)

FAST QUALIFIER  :   55 Terry Wangsness (Delavan): 16.763 seconds

LAST CHANCE: 12 Lap :   44 Jason Ayers (Stoughton), 10 Larry Moen (Madison),  58 Dave Ryan (Madison), 7 Scott Carson (Ft. Atkinson)

Heats:   8 lap: 1)    96 Alan Dorn (Waterloo)       2)   10 Larry Moen (Madison)      3)   19 Dennis Schmidt (Johnson Creek)                        4)   52 Pete Elgas (Janesville)

Bandit Feature:

Laps:

15

1.         

42 Bill Sweeney (Janesville)

4.         

72 Dan Collins (Jefferson)

2.         

5 Peter Shelley (Edgerton)

5.         

99 Jordan Hill (Black Earth)

3.         

3 Rory Padfield (Stoughton)

6.         

2 David Krull (Cambridge)

FAST QUALIFIER  :   42 Bill Sweeney (Janesville): 15.083 seconds

Consi: 8 Lap :   71 Tim Bristol (Jefferson), 11 Beth Goodwin (Beloit)

LAST CHANCE: 10 Lap :   25 Darren Brown (Jefferson), 01 Huberr Hansen (Stoughton),    85 Matt Lorenz (West Allis), 42 Bobby Selsing (Ft. Atkinson)

Heats:   8 lap: 1)    71 Tim Bristol (Jefferson)       2)   8 Jay Williams (Janesville)     3)    42 Bobby Selsing (Ft. Atkinson)                         4)   72 Dan Collins (Jefferson)