Jefferson Speedway Race Report:

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Chesmore Returns to Victory Lane at Jefferson Speedway
By Larry Starr

August 27, 2005;  Jefferson WI -- Dan Chesmore of Janesville claimed top honors in the “Good Karma Cup” 50 lap Late Model feature. Starting outside row 4 Chesmore headed toward the front, as Greg Bowers jumped to the early lead. Chesmore was up to the 5th spot when the first caution came, for a spin in turn 2, on lap 11. The race halted, again, on lap 18, for another spin in turn 2.

Photo Highlights

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Dan Chesmore (27) of Janesville readies to pass leader Greg Bowers (12) of Waterloo on his way to winning the Good Karma Broadcasting Cup 50-lap late model feature race Saturday at Jefferson Speedway. Bower placed second.
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Tim Noble of Janesville was tops in the Pernatıs Winner's Circle Challenge race for late models Saturday at Jefferson Speedway. Bonnie and Brian Pernat of Pernat's Premium Meats presented the trophy.
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Curt Thompson (3) of Ft. Atkinson dices with Dave Oswald of Cottage Grove (3) enroute to victory in the 25-lap sportsman feature Saturday at Jefferson Speedway. Oswald wound up placing second.42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)
Chris Nelson (73) of Cottage Grove passes eventual fourth place finisher Brent Nottestad (70) on his way to the top spot international class feature race Saturday at Jefferson Speedway.
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Whitewater's Lincoln Keeser (99) zips past Steve Sauer (11) to grab the number one position and the eventual win in the hobby stock feature field Saturday at Jefferson Speedway. Sauer came home second.
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Casey Johnson (5) of Stoughton outran Ryan Hart (3) to win the bandit division feature Saturday night at Jefferson Speedway.

Chesmore was still running 5th, when calamity struck, in turn 4, when a spin sent a car into the wall collecting 7 cars. On the restart Chesmore motored past Bret Schmidt, for 4th, closing with Mike Taylor. Taylor surrendered the 3rd spot on lap 25, as Chesmore moved in on Jerry Eckhardt. Motoring past Eckhardt on lap 28, Chesmore set his sites on Bowers. Closing with Bowers, on lap 25, Chesmore launched his bid for the lead. Moving to the inside, Chesmore pulled even on lap 37, claiming the lead on lap 38. At the stripe it was Chesmore for the win, followed by Bowers, Eckhardt, Tim Noble and Jason Schuler.

Noble won the “Winner’s Circle Challenge," with Chesmore finishing 2nd.

In International action Chris Nelson of Cottage Grove completed a “clean sweep” with his victory in the 15 lap main event. Starting inside row 4, Nelson headed for the point, as Keryn Hopwood claimed the early lead. Hopwood surrendered the point, to Brent Nottestad, on lap 5, with Nelson up to the 3rd spot. Nelson claimed 2nd by lap 7, and took the point on lap 8. At the stripe it was Nelson for the win followed by Brandon Kozak, Scotty Hoeft, Nottestad and Hopwood.
Nelson won the “Winner’s Circle Challenge,” as well as turning in fast time and winning the Fast Dash.

In Sportsman action Curt Thompson of Fort Atkinson notched a win in the 25 lap feature. Starting 6th, Thompson began his trek to the checkers, as Cliff Rucks drove to the early lead. Rucks guided the way for 7 laps, as Thompson moved to the front. Closing with Rucks Thompson claimed the point on lap 8, only to see Rucks take it back on lap 9. The battle raged for 2 more laps before Thompson was able to regain the lead. Once at the point, Thompson showed the way to the checkers. At the finish it was Thompson followed by Dave Oswald, Trent Erdman, Mark DePorter and Rucks.
Jason Thoma won the “Winner’s Circle Challenge," holding off Trent Erdman at the finish.

In Hobby Stock action Lincoln Keeser managed a last lap pass, to claim victory in the 20 lap feature. Starting inside row 3, Keeser watched Steve Sauer grab the early lead. Driving to the 2nd spot, by lap 4, Keeser closed with Sauer on lap 7. The pair battled side-by-side, all the way to the finish, with Sauer always holding a slight advantage. As the white flag flew, Keeser went for the gold driving even out of the 2nd turn the flew into turn 3. Keeser edged ahead around turns 3 and 4 to lead only one lap of the race, the final lap. At the stripe it was Keeser for the win over Sauer. Rounding out the top 5 were Jesse Ayers, Scott Carson and Bryon Grassl.

Eaan Carson won the “Winner’s Circle Challenge," with Larry Moen finishing 2nd.

In Bandit action Casey Johnson was first at the line, in the 20 lap main event. Starting outside row 1, Johnson ran 2nd to Tim Bristol at the start. A multi-car pileup, in turn 3, halted the racing action, on the first lap, with a second caution, for a car stalled on the front stretch on lap 2. Johnson claimed the point, from Bristol, on lap 3, showing the way from there to the checkers. At the stripe it was Johnson for the win followed by Ryan Hart, Shaun Scheel, Tom Schuette and Brandon Riedner.

Bill Sweeney won the “Winner’s Circle Challenge," with Scheel finishing 2nd.

Next week at Jefferson Speedway presents the “Labor Day Special,” with a full racing program in all divisions and added attractions including the “Great American Bartender’s Race,” the “Iron Man Race” and a Bubble Race.
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 -  08/27/2005  Winners Circle Challenge
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 Late Model Division                  Feature Finish
   1) 27 Dan Chesmore                                2) 12 Greg Bowers (Waterloo)
   3) 61 Jerry Eckhardt (Johnson Creek)     4) 50 Tim Noble (Janesville)
   5) 97 Jason Schuler (Cambridge)              6) 82 Chad Stevens (Orfordville)
   7) 46 Nick Wendt                                    8) 19 Randy Breunig (Columbus)
   9) 6 Ken Piotrowski (Janesville)              10) 41 Mike Taylor (Stoughton)
  11) 20 Bret Schmidt (watertown)             12) 23 Chris Koepke (Jefferson)
  13) 22 Jasper Gronert (Ft. Atkinson)       14) 52 Steve Dobbratz (Rio)
  15) 94 Jason Erickson (Lake Mills)          16) 17 Noel Ramge (Helenville)
  17) 71 John Ovadal                                 18) 16 Luke Westenberg (Watertown)
  19) 32 Tony Koepke (Fort Atkinson)     20) 2 Matt Frey
 Winners Circle Challenge
   1) 50 Tim Noble (Janesville)                    2) 71 John Ovadal
   3) 27 Dan Chesmore                               4) 94 Jason Erickson (Lake Mills)
   5) 82 Chad Stevens (Orfordville)             6) 12 Greg Bowers (Waterloo)
   7) 33 Dylan Schuyler                               8) 16 Luke Westenberg (Watertown)
   9) 6 Ken Piotrowski (Janesville)             10) 97 Jason Schuler (Cambridge)
  11) 44 Roger Behlke                               12) 46 Nick Wendt
  13) 52 Steve Dobbratz (Rio)
 Fast Qualifier:   94 Jason Erickson (Lake Mills)         :  14.375 seconds
 Fast Dash: 27 Dan Chesmore
 LastChance: 17 Noel Ramge, 32 Tony Koepke, 22 Jasper Gronert, 19 Randy Breunig
 Heats: Qual1) 46 Nick Wendt, Qual2) 20 Bret Schmidt

 International Division               Feature Finish
   1) 73 Chris Nelson (Cottage Grove)         2) 2 Brandon Kozak (Whitewater)
   3) 00 Scotty Hoeft (Watertown)               4) 70 Brent Nottestad
   5) 99 Keryn Hopwood (Madison)            6) 79 Steve Auman
 Winners Circle Challenge
   1) 73 Chris Nelson (Cottage Grove)         2) 57 Mark English
   3) 00 Scotty Hoeft (Watertown)               4) 2 Brandon Kozak (Whitewater)
   5) 70 Brent Nottestad                              6) 79 Steve Auman
 Fast Qualifier:   73 Chris Nelson (Cottage Grove)        :  16.727 seconds
 Fast Dash: 73 Chris Nelson (Cottage Grove)
 Heats: Qual1) 02 Michelle Heimann

 Sportsman Division                   Feature Finish
   1) 3 Curt Thompson (Fort Atkinson)     2) 31 David Oswald (Cottage Grove)
   3) 11 Trent Erdman (Fort Atkinson)      4) 28 Mark DePorter (Fort Atkinson)
   5) 5 Cliff Rucks (Cottage Grove)           6) 55 Terry Wangsness (Delavan)
 Winners Circle Challenge
   1) 42 Jason Thoma                                  2) 11 Trent Erdman (Fort Atkinson)
   3) 28 Mark DePorter (Fort Atkinson)     4) 3 Curt Thompson (Fort Atkinson)
   5) 31 David Oswald (Cottage Grove)     6) 38 Brent Gergen (Jefferson)
 Fast Qualifier:   42 Jason Thoma                         :   15.226 seconds
 Fast Dash: 3 Curt Thompson (Fort Atkinson)
 Heats: Qual1) 6 Chris Ehrhart

 Hobby Stock Division                 Feature Finish
   1) 99 Lincoln Keeser (Whitewater)      2) 11 Steve Sauer (Waterloo)
   3) 44 Jesse Ayers (Stoughton)              4) 7 Scott Carson
   5) 38 Bryon Grassl (Janesville)              6) 1 Brett Carson (Johnson Creek)
 Winners Circle Challenge
   1) 2 Eaan Carson                                     2) 10 Larry Moen (Madison)
   3) 52 Pete Elgas (Janesville)                     4) 1 Brett Carson (Johnson Creek)
   5) 19 Dennis Schmidt (Johnson Creek)   6) J10 Jim Williams (Milton)
 Fast Qualifier:    2 Eaan Carson                         :   16.584 seconds
 Fast Dash: 44 Jesse Ayers (Stoughton)
 LastChance: 96 Alan Dorn, 41 Nick Newton, 50 Jim Schmidt, 49 Buck Stults
 Heats: Qual1) 88 William Stephenson, qual2) 99 Lincoln Keeser

 Bandit Division                      Feature Finish
   1) 5 Casey Johnson (Stoughton)                2) 3 Ryan Hart
   3) 8 Shaun Scheel (Johnson Creek)          4) 27 Tom Schuette (Fort Atkinson)
   5) 4D Brandon Riedner (Waunakee)       6) 98 John Remsik
 Winners Circle Challenge
   1) 08 Bill Sweeney                                    2) 8 Shaun Scheel (Johnson Creek)
   3) 98 John Remsik                                    4) 98 Tom Bleecker (Watertown)
   5) 42 Bobby Selsing Jr (Fort Atkinso       6) 22 Chris Hart (Edgerton)
 Fast Qualifier:   98 John Remsik                         :   14.678 seconds
 Fast Dash: 8 Shaun Scheel (Johnson Creek)
 Consi: 008 Jeremy Espersen, 66 Mathew Ruetter
 LastChance: 21 Rodney Mundt, 90 Kyle Smith, 80 Lane Smith
 LastChance: 42 Bobby Selsing Jr, 08 Renee Collins
 PreQual: 27 Tom Schuette, 75H Raymond Davis
 Heats: Qual1) 71 Tim Bristol, qual2) Z28 Jody Krueger