Jefferson Speedway Race Report:

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Erickson Leads Qualifying at Jefferson
By Kevin Ramsell

Friday, September 16, 2005 (Jefferson, WI) - Jason Erickson's lap of 14.302 seconds (62.928 mph) captured the fast qualifier award for the Big 8 Series event at the 25th Annual Wisconsin State Championship at the Jefferson Speedway. A total of 44 cars made qualifying attempts.

Photo Highlights

Current Big 8 Series Point Leader, Mike Beyer along with Tony Bagstad, who is second in points, will have to come through a last chance race on Saturday night to make the Twin 50-lap main event.

Dylan Schuyler and Jerry Gille picked up heat wins for the 14 drivers already locked into the main event. Ken Piotrowski and Mike Taylor advanced from the Pre-Qualifier event to compete in one of two Qualifiers. Kyle Jarlsburg, Greg Bowers, Noel Ramge and Tony Koepke advanced from the qualifiers to the main event.

The fans were treated to a "Race of Champions." This 15-lap event was won by long-time racing veteran, Jerry Echardt.

The "Preview Feature" gave the fans a taste of what they will see tonight. The 35-lap event featured the cars that have already earned a starting position for tonight's Twin 50-lap event.

Jon Ovadahl Jr. got past Mike Lloyd on lap 17 to take home the win. Erickson came home second with Jon Reynolds Jr. third. Mike Ehde and Ryan Carlson rounded out the top five.

Racing action will start at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday night. Jefferson Speedway is located off of Hwy. 18 between Cambridge and Jefferson. For more information on the Big 8 Series, please visit the website at www.big8series.com and for information on Jefferson Speedway, please visit their website at www.jeffersonspeedway.com.

Big 8 Series Limited Late Models

Heat 01 -- 1. Kyle Jarlsberg, Cambridge, Wis; 2. Greg Bowers, Waterloo, Wis; 3. Jerry Echardt, Johnson Creek, Wis; 4.
George Bohn, Machesney Park; 5. Jason Thoma, Lake Mills, Wis; 6. Tony Bagstad, Westby, Wis; 7. Dennis Schmidt,
Juneau, Wis; 8. Mike Taylor, Stoughton, Wis; 9. Clayton Braaksma, Beaver Dam, Wis; 10. Roger Behlke, Jefferson,
Wis; 11. Jasper Gronert, Fort Atkinson, Wis.

Heat 02 -- 1. Noel Ramge, Helenville, Wis; 2. Tony Koepke, Fort Atkinson, Wis; 3. Doug Hahn, Whitewater, Wis; 4. Matt
Berger, Loves Park; 5. Mike Beyer, Machesney Park; 6. Chris Koepke, Jefferson, Wis; 7. Aaron Wilky, Waterloo, Wis; 8.
Jeff Steenbergen, Waupun, Wis; 9. Tim Petrie, Whitewater, Wis; 10. Ken Piotrowski, Janesville, Wis; 11. Kris Kelly,
Norway, Mich.; 12. Allen Petrie, Jr, Sun Prairie, Wis.

Last Chance Heat 01 -- 1. Ken Piotrowski, Janesville, Wis; 2. Mike Taylor, Stoughton, Wis; 3. April Reimer, Beloit, Wis;
4. Nick Wendt, Watertown, Wis; 5. Chuck Egli, Waterloo, Wis; 6. Charlie Miendorf, Lake Mills, Wis; 7. David Nauman,
Waunakee, Wis; 8. Scott Hatton, Waterloo, Wis.

Race of Champions -- 1. Jerry Echardt, Johnson Creek, Wis; 2. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Roscoe; 3. Jason Erickson, Lake
Mills, Wis; 4. Mike Beyer, Machesney Park; 5. Jason Schuler, Cambridge, Wis; 6. Jerry Gille, Roscoe; 7. Ryan Carlson,
Loves Park; 8. Kris Kelly, Norway, Mich.; 9. Randy Breunig, Columbus, Wis; 10. Tim Noble, Janesville, Wis; 11. Tony
Bagstad, Westby, Wis.

Qualifying Dash 01 -- 1. Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson, Wis; 2. Steve Dobbratz, Rio, Wis; 3. Jason Schuler, Cambridge,
Wis; 4. Jason Erickson, Lake Mills, Wis; 5. John Ovadal Jr., Watertown, Wis; 6. Ryan Carlson, Loves Park; 7. Luke
Westenberg, Watertown, Wis.

Qualifying Dash 02 -- 1. Jerry Gille, Roscoe; 2. Tim Noble, Janesville, Wis; 3. Randy Breunig, Columbus, Wis; 4. Mike
Lloyd, Machesney Park; 5. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Roscoe; 6. Mike Ehde, Prairie du Chien, Wis.

Time Trial -- 1. Jason Erickson, Lake Mills, Wis; 2. Randy Breunig, Columbus, Wis; 3. Jason Schuler, Cambridge,
Wis; 4. Tim Noble, Janesville, Wis; 5. John Ovadal Jr., Watertown, Wis; 6. Bob Wilberg, Orfordville, Wis; 7. Steve
Dobbratz, Rio, Wis; 8. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Roscoe; 9. Ryan Carlson, Loves Park; 10. Mike Ehde, Prairie du Chien, Wis;
11. Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson, Wis; 12. Mike Lloyd, Machesney Park; 13. Luke Westenberg, Watertown, Wis; 14. Jerry
Gille, Roscoe; 15. George Bohn, Machesney Park; 16. Mike Beyer, Machesney Park; 17. Jason Thoma, Lake Mills, Wis;
18. Tony Koepke, Fort Atkinson, Wis; 19. Jerry Echardt, Johnson Creek, Wis; 20. Doug Hahn, Whitewater, Wis; 21.
Greg Bowers, Waterloo, Wis; 22. Noel Ramge, Helenville, Wis; 23. Roger Behlke, Jefferson, Wis; 24. Kris Kelly,
Norway, Mich.; 25. Chad Stevens, Orfordville, Wis; 26. Aaron Wilky, Waterloo, Wis; 27. Jasper Gronert, Fort Atkinson,
Wis; 28. Chris Koepke, Jefferson, Wis; 29. Tony Bagstad, Westby, Wis; 30. Matt Berger, Loves Park; 31. Kyle Jarlsberg,
Cambridge, Wis; 32. Allen Petrie, Jr, Sun Prairie, Wis; 33. Clayton Braaksma, Beaver Dam, Wis; 34. Tim Petrie,
Whitewater, Wis; 35. Dennis Schmidt, Juneau, Wis; 36. Jeff Steenbergen, Waupun, Wis; 37. Charlie Miendorf, Lake
Mills, Wis; 38. Ken Piotrowski, Janesville, Wis; 39. April Reimer, Beloit, Wis; 40. Nick Wendt, Watertown, Wis; 41. Mike
Taylor, Stoughton, Wis; 42. Chuck Egli, Waterloo, Wis; 43. Scott Hatton, Waterloo, Wis; 44. David Nauman, Waunakee,
Wis.

PREVIEW FEATURE -- 1. John Ovadal Jr., Watertown, Wis; 2. Jason Erickson, Lake Mills, Wis; 3. Jon Reynolds, Jr.,
Roscoe; 4. Mike Ehde, Prairie du Chien, Wis; 5. Ryan Carlson, Loves Park; 6. Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson, Wis; 7. Randy
Breunig, Columbus, Wis; 8. Luke Westenberg, Watertown, Wis; 9. Jason Schuler, Cambridge, Wis; 10. Kyle Jarlsberg,
Cambridge, Wis; 11. Greg Bowers, Waterloo, Wis; 12. Noel Ramge, Helenville, Wis; 13. Tony Koepke, Fort Atkinson,
Wis; 14. Steve Dobbratz, Rio, Wis; 15. Mike Lloyd, Machesney Park; 16. Tim Noble, Janesville, Wis; 17. Jerry Gille,
Roscoe.