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 Ehde Claims First Feature Win at Jefferson Speedway
by Larry & Jeanne Starr

August 5, 2006;  Jefferson WI - Mike Ehde of Prairie Du Chien claimed his first feature win, at Jefferson Speedway in the “Star Packaging” 50 Late Model feature. Starting from the pole Ehde grabbed the early lead and never looked back showing the way to the checkered flag. The race slowed for 3 cautions, for spins on laps 2 and 5 and a crash on lap 22.

Photo Highlights

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Mike Ehde (#18), takes a breather in Victory Lane after leading every lap of the "Star Packaging 50" Late Model feature.  This was Ehde's first win at Wisconsin's Action Track. 42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)
Scott "Chico" Riedner (#26) tours Victory Lane, following his win, in the 30 lap Sportsman feature.

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Going for the lead!  Scott "Chico" Riedner (#26) moves under Tom Rents (#42), in the Sportsman feature. Riedner went on to win, while Rents would finish 5th. 42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)
Pete Elgas (#52) takes his turn in Victory Lane, following his win in the Hobby Stock, 25 lap, feature.42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)
Pete Elgas (#52) fights the challenge of Ken Au (#31),in the Hobby Stock feature.  Elgas is on his way to the win and Au finished second. 42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)
Mark English (#57) stops in Victory Lane, following his win in the International 20 lap feature. 42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)
Bobby Selsing (#42 Right) stops in Victory Lane, with car owner Joe Cross (left), following his win, in the Bandit 20 lapper.42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)
Demo Winner!  The man with the checkered, should be, Jeremy Wethal, the winner of the event.

As Ehde led the way, Jasper Gronert stayed close behind, in the 2nd spot as the battles raged behind them. Moving up through the field were Doug Hahn and Jason Schuler. At the stripe it was Ehde for the win followed by Gronert, Hahn, Schuler and Roger Behlke.

In Sportsman action Scott “Chico” Riedner of Waunakee extended his point lead, with his win in the 30 lap main event. Starting inside row 6 Riedner headed toward the point as Tom Rents drove to the early lead. As Rents led the way, Riedner worked his way through traffic, making his way to 5th by lap 7. Moving to the inside of Luke Padfield, Riedner battled for the 4th spot as they battled it became a battle for 3rd, as they motored under John Handeland. Riedner claimed the 3rd spot on lap 12, closing with James Helmer for the 2nd spot. Motoring past Helmer on lap 14, Riedner moved under Rents, making his bid for the lead. Pulling ahead on lap 15, it was Riedner showing the way from there to the finish. At the line it was Riedner for the win, followed by Jay Kalbus, Mark Deporter, Dave Oswald and Rents.

In International action Mark English of Janesville claimed top honors in the 20 lap feature. Starting 6th, English avoided the lap first lap calamity, placing him on the outside front row for the 2nd attempt at starting the race. At the green flag English took the lead, guiding the field to the checkered flag. At the finish it was English for the win followed by Brandon Riedner, Mark Joyner, Chris Chenoweth and Scotty Hoeft.

In Hobby Stock action Pete Elgas of Janesville notched the win, in the 25 lap main. Starting from the outside of row 4, Elgas headed toward the point, as Mike Meyers took the early lead. Elgas made his way through the field, claiming the top spot from Meyers on lap 6. From there it was Elgas all the way to the checkers. The race slowed for a single caution, on lap 14, for a car up in smoke and fluid on the racing surface. At the finish it was Elgas for the win followed by Ken Au, Meyers, Scott Carson and Tim Lange.

In Bandit action Bobby Selsing Jr. of Fort Atkinson turned an 11th place start into a feature win, in the 20 lap main event. At the green flag it was Ryan Granzow to the early lead. Granzow led the way for 12 laps, as Selsing battled his way through traffic. Claiming the 32d spot by lap 11, Selsing made the winning pass on lap 13, showing the way from there to the checkers. As the crossed the line it was Selsing for the win followed by Kyle Watters, Sean Watters, Rodney Mundt and Steven Scheel.

Rounding out the night's action was the Demo Derby. First place went to Jeremy Wethal with second place going to Eric Page.

Next week Jefferson Speedway hosts the “Watertown Bowl 50," with a full racing program highlighted by “Watertown Bowl” 50 lap Late Model feature. Capping the nights, on track, action, is the Auto Bowling competition among selected “Favorite Drivers."

Gates open at 3:00, Qualifying at 5:00 and racing at 7:00 sharp.
Wisconsin’s Action Track is half way between Cambridge and Jefferson Wisconsin, on highway 18. Visit us on the World Wide Web at

 Jefferson Speedway Race Summary -  08/05/2006  Star Packaging Night

 Late Model Division     
             Feature Finish
   1) 18 Mike Ehde (Prairie Du Chen)           2) 22 Jasper Gronert (Jefferson)
   3) 53 Doug Hahn (Whitewater)                 4) 97 Jason Schuler
   5) 44 Roger Behlke (Jefferson)                 6) 33 Dylan Schuyler (Jefferson)
   7) 66 Curt Thompson                              8) 32 Jason Thoma (Jefferson)
   9) 94 Jason Erickson                            10) 52 Steve Dobbratz
  11) 16 Luke Westenberg (Watertown)     12) 4 Chris Quam (Stoughton)
  13) 61 Jerry Eckhart (Johnson Creek)      14) 11 Timothy Petrie (Ft.Atkinson)
  15) 70 Rick Kehoe (Jefferson)                 16) 18 Andy Wendt
  17) 17 Noel Ramge (Helenville)               18) 68 Ken Olson (Fort Atkinson)
 Fast Qualifier:   52 Steve Dobbratz                     :  14.407 seconds
 Fast Dash: 97 Jason Schuler
 LastChance: 4 Chris Quam, 68 Ken Olson, 27 Tyler James, 70 Rick Kehoe
 Heats: Qual1) 70 Rick Kehoe, Qual2) 22 Jasper Gronert, Qual3) 4 Chris Quam

 International Division   
            Feature Finish
   1) 57 Mark English (Janesville)             2) 4D Brandon Riedner (Waunakee)
   3) 4 Mark Joyner (Elkhorn)                   4) 97 Chris Chenoweth (Watertown)
   5) 00 Scotty Hoeft (Watertown)            6) 67 Joe Cross (Sun Prairie)
 Fast Qualifier:   77 Mike Winters (Sun Prairie)         :  16.758 seconds
 Fast Dash: 4D Brandon Riedner (Waunakee)
 LastChance: 42 Bill Sweeney, 27 James Bell, 90 Kyle Smith, 49 Tory Adams
 Heats: Qual1) 42 Bill Sweeney, qual2) 57 Mark English



Sportsman Division                   Feature Finish
   1) 26 Scott Riedner (Waunakee)         2) 27 Jay Kalbus (Watertown)
   3) 28 Mark DePorter                          4) 31 David Oswald (Cottage Grove)
   5) 42 Tom Reents (Janesville)             6) 7 James Helmer (Oconomowoc)
 Fast Qualifier:   26 Scott Riedner (Waunakee)           :  15.109 seconds
 Fast Dash: 39 Ryan Goldade
 LastChance: 82 Mike Acheson, 53 Richard Rothwell, 1 Jody Krueger, 19 John Handeland
 Heats: Qual1) 53 Richard Rothwell, qual2) 7 James Helmer, qual3) 31 David Oswald

 Hobby Stock Division
                 Feature Finish
   1) 52 Peter Elgas (Janesville)             2) 31 Ken Au (Jefferson)
   3) 80 Mike Meyers                            4) 7 Scott Carson (Fort Atkinson)
   5) 96 Tim Lange (Dousman)               6) 19 Dennis Schmidt
 Fast Qualifier:   31 Ken Au (Jefferson)                 :  16.515 seconds
 Fast Dash: 62 Bret Carson (Johnson Creek)
 LastChance: 88 Roger Stephenson, 45 Nick Balis, 75 Travis Schneeberg, 08 Dennis Smith Jr.
 Heats: Qual1) 25 Jim Lampen, qual2) 10 Larry Moen, qual3) 52 Peter Elgas

 Bandit Division  
                    Feature Finish
   1) 42 Bobby Selsing                         2) 7 Kyle Watters (Stoughton)
   3) 77 Sean Watters (Sun Prairie)       4) 21 Rodney Mundt
   5) 4 Stephen Scheel (Lake Mills)       6) 19 Ryan Granzow (Watertown)
 Fast Qualifier:   42 Bobby Selsing                      :  14.586 seconds
 Fast Dash: 7 Kyle Watters (Stoughton)
 LastChance: 31 Michael Heimann, 89 Chad Olds, 7 Dennis Johnson Jr, 92 Andy Bauler
 Heats: Qual1) 92 Marc Balis, qual2) 93 Kyle Stark, qual3) 98 John Remsik