|Jefferson Speedway Race Report:|
April 30, 2005; Jefferson, Wis. - Nick Wendt of Watertown drove his Late Model, from the outside of row 1, to claim the lead at the green flag. Leading 50, of 50, laps Wendt was first at the checkered flag, claiming top honors in the Goodyear Tire - Spring Sizzler 50 season opener. Kyle Jarlsberg tailed Wendt the entire distance, but was unable to find his way to the front. At the finish it was Wendt for the win, followed by Jarlsberg, Luke Westenberg, Chad Reimer and Jason Erickson.
In International Action, Chris Chenoweth of Watertown notched the first feature win, of his career, in the 15 lap main event. Starting 4th in the field, Chenoweth motored to the point, on the first lap, and never looked back, guiding the way to the Checkers. Over the final 7 laps, Chenoweth held off a strong challenge by Scott Hoeft. As they flew past the checkers it was Chenoweth for the win, followed by Hoeft, Mark Joyner, Mark English and Chris Nelson.
In Sportsman division action Ryan Goldade of Stoughton edged Scott Chico Riedner, at the line, to claim victory in the, 30 lap, feature. Riedner took the lead, at the green flag, guiding the way as Goldade worked his way forward, from a 10th place start. Goldade claimed the 3rd spot on lap 8, and 2nd by lap 13, and started closing Riedners, lead. The only caution of the race came, on lap 17, for a car in the back stretch wall. On the restart Goldade was nose to tail with Riedner. As the took the white flag, Goldade moved to the inside, going for the win. Coming out of turn 4, they flew toward the checkers. At the stripe it was Goldade, by inches, over Riedner. Rounding out the top 5 were Trent Erdman, Curt Thompson and Dave Oswald.
In Hobby Stock action Jim Tate Jr. of Watertown powered to the lead at the green flag and never looked back, showing the way to the checkered flag. Eaan Carson drove to the 2nd spot, by lap 7, closing the gap with Tate but never found the opening that he needed. At the checkers it was Tate for the win, followed by Carson, Pete Elgas, Ken Au and Mike Meyers.
In Bandit action it was Troy Yohn of Waterloo, driving from an 11th place start to win the first feature of 2005. Yohn was first at the line, followed by Shaun Scheel, Brian Paulson, Brandon Riedner and Chris Hart.
Next week is Autograph and Picture Day at Jefferson Speedway, along with a full racing program.
Gates open at 3:00PM, Qualifying at 4:30 and racing at 7:00 sharp.
Jefferson Speedway is half way between Cambridge and Jefferson Wisconsin, on Highway 18.
Jefferson Speedway Race Summary - 04/30/2005