Jefferson Speedway Race Report:

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Midseason Finished Plus Full Race Program
and Kids Night at Jefferson Speedway

By Larry Starr

July 2, 2005; Jefferson, Wis. - In the Hobby Stock “Midseason Championship” 25 lapper, postponed last week due to rain, Scott Carson claimed top honors. Starting inside row 2, Carson drove to the front on the first circuit and never looked back guiding the field all the way to the checkers. As Carson led the way, Jim Tate drove from 8th to 2nd, followed trough the field by Dennis Schmidt. At the stripe it was Carson for the win, followed by Tate, Schmidt, Jesse Ayers and Pete Elgas.

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In the Bandit division “Midseason championship," 23 lap main event, Shaun Scheel of Johnson Creek claimed top honors. Starting 7th, Scheel headed toward the point as Chris Hart drove to the early lead. Scheel caught Hart on lap 5, making the winning pass on the 9th circuit. At the stripe it was Scheel for the win, followed by Hart, Tom Bleecker, Kyle Stark and John Remsik.

With Midseason Championships complete the program moved on to the, regularly scheduled racing program.

Tim Noble of Janesville notched the win in the “Kearns Motor Car Company” 50 lap Late Model feature. Starting inside row 4, Noble headed for the point as Dennis Schmidt jumped to the early lead. Schmidt led the way for 9 laps as Noble worked his way toward the front. Moving to the inside of Schmidt, on lap 13, Noble claimed the lead on lap 14. Jason Erickson motored past John Ovadal and Schmidt, on laps 31 and 32, making his way to 2nd, with Noble far ahead. Noble’s advantage vaporized when a spinning car brought out a caution, on lap 36, closing the field for the restart. On the restart Noble held the point with Erickson working the inside. Erickson kept the pressure high, but Noble was up to the challenge. At the finish it was Noble, followed by Erickson, Schmidt, Roger Behlke and Jasper Gronert.

In Sportsman action Trent Erdman of Fort Atkinson stretched his point lead, with a win in the 30 lap feature. Starting outside row 4, Erdman began his journey to the checkers, as Brent Gergen grabbed the early lead. Making his way to 2nd, on lap 11, Erdman closed with Gergen. Pulling to the inside Erdman inched ahead, claiming the top spot on lap 18. As they flew past the checkered flag it was Erdman for the win, followed by Gergen, Mike Heelein, Jason Thoma and Josh Courtney.

In International action Chris Nelson of Cottage Grove was awarded the win, in the 20 lap main event. Starting 7th, Nelson headed for the front as Joe Cross jumped to the early lead. Scotty Hoeft closed with Cross on lap 5, pulling ahead on lap 6. Hoeft was first at the stripe, followed by Nelson, Mark English, Chris Chenoweth and Cross. Hoeft was penalized a position for rough driving, awarding the win to Nelson.

In Hobby Stock action Eaan Carson claimed victory in the 20 lap feature. Starting at the back of the field Carson started his long drive to the front, as Lincoln Keeser claimed the early lead. Keeser surrendered the point to Bret Carson, on lap 5, with Eaan Carson up to the 3rd spot. Eaan Carson moved under Keeser on lap 8, claiming 2nd on lap 9 and looking ahead to Bret Carson. Eaan motored past Bret on lap 5, leading the final 5 circuits. At the finish it was Eaan Carson for the win followed by Keeser, Dennis Schmidt, Bret Carson and Pete Elgas.

In Bandit action Chris Hart of Edgerton claimed the win, in the 18 lap main event. Starting 3rd Hart watched Darren Brown pull to the early lead. Hart was in the 2nd spot by lap 8, moving to the inside of Brown to claim the lead. At the finish it was Hart for the win, followed by John Remsik, Kyle Start, Troy Yohn and Brandon Riedner.

It was kid's night, with Stock Car Rides after Qualifying, Big Wheel races during intermission, and the Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular by Thundercat. The smiles of the kids lit up the evening at Jefferson Speedway.

Next week at Jefferson Speedway hosts “Miller 50,” with a 50 lap Late Model feature along with a full racing program in all divisions.

Gates open at 2:00, Qualifying at 4:30 and racing starts at 7:00 sharp.

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

Jefferson Speedway Race Summary

06/25/2005  MidSeason Championships -    Run 07/02/2005
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 Hobby Stock Division                 Feature Finish
   1) 7 Scott Carson                                    2) 27 Jim Tate Jr (Watertown)
   3) 19 Dennis Schmidt (Johnson Creek)   4) 44 Jesse Ayers (Stoughton)
   5) 52 Pete Elgas (Janesville)                     6) 31 Ken Au (Jefferson)

 Bandit Division                      Feature Finish
   1) 8 Shaun Scheel (Johnson Creek)       2) 22 Chris Hart (Edgerton)
   3) 98 Tom Bleecker (Watertown)          4) 92 Kyle Stark (Waterloo)
   5) 98 John Remsik                                 6) 27 Tom Schuette (Fort Atkinson)
 Consi: 23 Casey Strese, 5 Casey Johnson
 Last Chance: 98 John Remsik, 86 Ron Nelson, 21 Rodney Mundt, 24 Tyler White


 Jefferson Speedway Race Summary

 07/02/2005  Kearns Motor Car Co. 50
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 Late Model Division                  Feature Finish
   1) 71 Tim Noble (Janesville)                     2) 94 Jason Erickson (Lake Mills)
   3) 51 Dennis Schmidt (Juneau)                  4) 44 Roger Behlke
   5) 22 Jasper Gronert (Ft. Atkinson)          6) 14 Scott Nottestad
   7) 32 Tony Koepke (Fort Atkinson)         8) 52 April Reimer (Beloit)
   9) 12 Allen Petrie Jr (Sun Prairie)            10) 16 Luke Westenberg (Watertown)
  11) 87 Kyle Jarlsberg (Cambridge)          12) 6 Ken Piotrowski (Janesville)
  13) 20 Bret Schmidt (watertown)             14) 61 Jerry Eckhardt (Johnson Creek)
  15) 71 John Ovadal                                 16) 52 Steve Dobbratz (Rio)
  17) 68 Ken Olson (Ft. Atkinson)             18) 99 Doug Hahn (Whitewater)
  19) 17 Noel Ramge (Helenville)               20) 11 Beau Sanden
 Fast Qualifier:   52 Steve Dobbratz (Rio)                :   14.397 seconds
 Last Chance: 32 Tony Koepke, 14 Scott Nottestad, 87 Kyle Jarlsberg,  20 Bret Schmidt
 Heats: Dash) 71 Tim Noble, Qual1) 61 Jerry Eckhardt, Qual2) 52 April Reimer

 International Division               Feature Finish
   1) 73 Chris Nelson (Cottage Grove)     2) 00 Scotty Hoeft (Watertown)
   3) 57 Mark English                                4) 97 Chris Chenoweth (Watertown)
   5) 67 Joe Cross (Sun Prairie)                 6) 4 Mark Joyner (Palmyra)
 Fast Qualifier:   73 Chris Nelson (Cottage Grove)        :  16.752 seconds
 Heats: Dash) 97 Chris Chenoweth, Qual1) 02 Michelle Heimann

 Sportsman Division                   Feature Finish
   1) 11 Trent Erdman (Fort Atkinson)     2) 38 Brent Gergen (Jefferson)
   3) 8 Mike Heelein (Oregon)                  4) 42 Jason Thoma
   5) 21 Josh Courtney (Janesville)            6) 26 Scott Riedner (Waunakee)
 Fast Qualifier:   42 Jason Thoma                         :   15.290 seconds
 Heats: Dash) 28 Mark DePorter, Qual1) 4 Luke Padfield, qual2) 8 Mike Heelein

 Hobby Stock Division                 Feature Finish
   1) 2 Eaan Carson                                     2) 99 Lincoln Keeser (Whitewater)
   3) 19 Dennis Schmidt (Johnson Creek)   4) 1 Brett Carson (Johnson Creek)
   5) 52 Pete Elgas (Janesville)                     6) J10 Jim Williams (Milton)
 Fast Qualifier:   27 Jim Tate Jr (Watertown)             :  16.640 seconds
 Last Chance: 80 Mike Meyers, 21 Dan Gosda, 2 John Orr, 67 Russ Nicholson
 Heats: Dash) 2 Eaan Carson, Qual1) 1 Brett Carson, qual2) 25 Jim Lampen

 Bandit Division                      Feature Finish
   1) 22 Chris Hart (Edgerton)                     2) 98 John Remsik
   3) 92 Kyle Stark (Waterloo)                    4) 5 Troy Yohn (Waterloo)
   5) 4D Brandon Riedner (Waunakee)       6) 98 Tom Bleecker (Watertown)
 Fast Qualifier:   98 John Remsik                         :   14.790 seconds
 Consi: 32 Cody Strese, 4 Steve Fulwiler
 Last Chance: Z28 Jody Krueger, 92 Marc W. Balis, 29 Brad Knapp, 86 Ron Nelson
 Heats: Dash) 8 Shaun Scheel, PQul1) 11 Jim Pfeifer, PQul2) Z28 Jody Krueger,
           Qual1) 3D Ryan Oldenhoff, qual2) 25 Darren Brown