Jefferson Speedway Race Report:

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Westenberg Wins Late Models at Jefferson Speedway
by Larry & Jeanne Starr

August 12, 2006;  Jefferson WI -- Luke Westenberg of Watertown led every lap of the “Watertown Bowl 50” Late Model feature, taking home top honors. Starting inside row 2, Westenberg claimed the lead on the first lap and never looked back, guiding the field to the checkers..

Photo Highlights

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Bob Schmidt (left) of Watertown Bowl, presents the trophy in Victory Lane with Luke "The Duke" Westenberg (#16) following Westenberg's win, in the "Watertown Bowl 50" Late Model feature. 42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)
Luke Westenberg (#16), holding off the challenge, from John Ovadal Jr. (#71). Westenberg is on his way to the win. Ovadal was a close second until the final turn, when he lost the handle, coming off turn 4, dropping to the rear of the field for the finish.

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Jay Kalbus (#27) came in first, in the 30 lap Sportsman feature.42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)

Steven Sauer (#11) led every lap of the, 25 lap, Hobby Stock feature. Shown here after collecting his trophy in Victory Lane. 42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)
Larry Moen (#10) working the inside of Steven Sauer (#11) in the closing laps of the Hobby Stock Feature. This is as close as Moen would get as a late race caution set up a Green-White-Checkered finish. Sauer went on to Victory, with Moen finishing 2nd.42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)
Ashley Smith (#05), notched here first feature win, in the, 20 lap, International feature. Shown here, with her trophy, in Victory Lane.
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Ashley Smith (#05), leading Chris Gottschalk (#61), in the International feature. Smith is on her way to her first feature win, with Gottschalk finishing 2nd.42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)
Bobby Selsing (#42) makes another trip to Victory Lane following is victory in the 20 lap Bandit feature.

John Ovadal Jr moved up to the second spot on lap 17, looking a quarter lap ahead to Westenberg. Ovadal closed with Westenberg turning up the pressure by lap 40, but was never able to find the opening he needed. In a last ditch effort, coming off turn 4 to the checkers, Ovadal spun the car, dropping to the rear of the field. Westenberg was first at the checkers followed by Kyle Jarlsberg, Doug Hahn, Andy Wendt and Jasper Gronert.

In Sportsman action Jay Kalbus of Oconomowoc claimed top honors in the 30 lap feature. Starting outside row 6, Kalbus headed toward the front as Tom Rents drove to the early lead. Rents surrendered the point, to James Helmer on lap 17, with Helmer succumbing to Scott Riedner on lap 20. Kalbus made his way to the 2nd spot on lap 17 as the field saw the white flag. Caution cam on lap 29, for a spin in turn 1, setting up a Green-White-Checkered finish. At the green Kalbus dove to the inside, bouncing past Riedner as they came off the second turn. At the stripe it was Kalbus for the win followed by Riedner, Helmer, Dave Oswald and Dan Schmidt.

In International action Ashley Smith of Lake Mills notched her first feature win, in the 20 lap main event. Starting inside row 2, Smith claimed the lead on lap 1 an never looked back, showing the way to the checkers. Chris Gottschalk caught Smith by lap 16, launching a bid for the lead. Smith was up to the challenge, holding Gottschalk to 2nd. At the stripe it was Smith for the win followed by Gottschalk, Mike Winters, Chris Chenoweth and Brandon Riedner.

In Hobby Stock action Steven Sauer of Waterloo claimed top honors in the 25 lap feature. Starting from outside row 1 Sauer grabbed the early lead, guiding the way from there to the checkers. Larry Moen had a strong challenge going, on lap 23, only to have it cut short by the caution flag, for a spin in turn 2. On the restart it was Sauer heading first to the checkers, followed by Moen, Tim Lange, Jim Robinson and Pete Elgas.

In Bandit Action Bobby Selsing Jr of Fort Atkinson earned victory in the 20 lap feature. Starting 12, Selsing headed to ward the point, as Ryan Granzow took the early lead. Caution came on lap 3, when Sean Watters and Steven Scheel tangled in the 3rd turn, collecting a number of cars. Selsing came through the melee untouched, to restart in the 3rd spot. As the field went green Selsing motored past Chad Olds for 2nd on lap 4 and claimed the top spot, from Granzow on lap 5. At the stripe it was Selsing for the win followed by Rodney Mundt, Granzow, Kyle Watters and Tim Bristol.

Next week Jefferson Speedway hosts the “Fort Quick Cash 50," with a full racing program highlighted by “Fort Quick Cash” 50 lap Late Model feature. Capping the nights, on track, action, is the Bubble Bump Draft race.

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 www.jeffersonspeedway.com.


Jefferson Speedway Race Summary - 08/12/2006 Watertown Bowl Night


Late Model Division Feature Finish
1) 16 Luke Westenberg (Watertown)      2) 87 Kyle Jarlsberg
3) 53 Doug Hahn (Whitewater)               4) 18 Andy Wendt
5) 22 Jasper Gronert (Jefferson)             6) 19 Chad Reimer (Oconomowoc)
7) 33 Dylan Schuyler (Jefferson)            8) 52 Steve Dobbratz
9) 27 Dan Chesmore                           10) 17 Noel Ramge (Helenville)
11) 44 Roger Behlke (Jefferson)            12) 18 Mike Ehde (Prairie Du Chien)
13) 68 Jeff Way                                   14) 32 Tony Koepke (Fort Atkinson)
15) 11 Timothy Petrie (Fort Atkinson)    16) 8 Ron Stoehr (Waukesha)
17) 71 John Ovadal Jr (Watertown)        18) 27 Tyler James (Oconomowoc)
Fast Qualifier: 33 Dylan Schuyler (Jefferson) : 14.488 seconds
Fast Dash: 22 Jasper Gronert (Jefferson)
LastChance: 27 Tyler James, 8 Ron Stoehr, 68 Jeff Way, 32 Tony Koepke
Heats: Qual1) 41 Mike Taylor, Qual3) 16 Luke Westenberg, Qual2) 44 Roger Behlke

International Division
Feature Finish
1) 05 Ashley Smith                            2) 61 Chris Gottschalk (Jefferson)
3) 77 Mike Winters (Sun Prairie)         4) 97 Chris Chenoweth (Watertown)
5) 4D Brandon Riedner (Waunakee)    6) 57 Mark English (Janesville)
Fast Qualifier: 00 Scotty Hoeft (Watertown) : 16.668 seconds
Fast Dash: 57 Mark English (Janesville)
LastChance: 49 Tory Adams, 23 Casey Strese, 22 Chris Drays, 24 Tyler White
Heats: Qual1) 49 Tory Adams, qual2) 57 Mark English

Sportsman Division
Feature Finish
1) 27 Jay Kalbus (Watertown)            2) 26 Scott Riedner (Waunakee)
3) 7 James Helmer (Oconomowoc)     4) 31 David Oswald (Cottage Grove)
5) 19 Dan Schmidt (Watertown)         6) 2 Eaan Carson (Fort Atkinson)
Fast Qualifier: 26 Scott Riedner (Waunakee) : 15.212 seconds
Fast Dash: 31 David Oswald (Cottage Grove)
LastChance: 1 Jody Krueger, 82 Mike Acheson, 39 Ken Scott, 29 Ryan Oldenhoff
Heats: Qual1) 29 Ryan Oldenhoff, qual3) 26 Scott Riedner, qual2) 42 Tom Reents

Hobby Stock Division
Feature Finish
1) 11 Steven Sauer (Waterloo)           2) 10 Larry Moen (Madison)
3) 96 Tim Lange (Dousman)              4) 33 Jim Robinson
5) 52 Peter Elgas (Janesville)            6) 99 Johnny Robinson II (Beloit)
Fast Qualifier: 62 Bret Carson (Johnson Creek) : 16.543 seconds
Fast Dash: 52 Peter Elgas (Janesville)
Consi: 30 Josh Carson, 41 Nick Newton
LastChance: 56 Randy Strasburg, 29 Mike Manley, 7 Scott Carson, 25 Jim Lampen
Heats: Qual1) 41 Nick Newton, qual3) 25 Jim Lampen, qual2) 10 Larry Moen

Bandit Division
Feature Finish
1) 42 Bobby Selsing                       2) 21 Rodney Mundt
3) 19 Ryan Granzow (Watertown)    4) 7 Kyle Watters (Stoughton)
5) 71 Tim Bristol (Watertown)          6) 4 Stephen Scheel (Lake Mills)
Fast Qualifier: 42 Bobby Selsing : 14.858 seconds
Fast Dash: 4 Stephen Scheel (Lake Mills)
LastChance: 71 Tim Bristol, 48 Steve Priuett, 20 Kody Hubred, 16 James Bowlin
Heats: Qual1) 71 Tim Bristol, qual2) 21 Rodney Mundt