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Carlson Grabs Big 8 Preview Feature at Jefferson
by Kevin Ramsell

Friday, September 15, 2006 (Jefferson, WI) – Ryan Carlson took home the 35-lap Big 8 Series Preview Feature at the Jefferson Speedway. It was the first of two nights of racing at Wisconsin’s Action Track as part of its 26th Annual Pepsi Wisconsin State Championship.

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Carlson started third in the event which featured the 18 cars that have already qualified for the Twin 50-lap feature event on Saturday night.

Jason Dunn was the early leader after a great side-by-side battle in the early going with Luke Westenberg. Dunn pulled out to the top spot by lap 3.

On lap 11, Carlson got on the inside of Dunn and the two raced side-by-side until Carlson pulled away on lap 17. Steve Dobratz moved from his eighth starting position to second by lap 18.

Dobratz wouldn’t have anything for Carlson as he would go on to the checkered flag. Dunn would hold on to third while current Big 8 Series point leader Jeremy Miller would come home fourth. Kyle Jarlsburg would round out the top five.

John Ovadal Jr. took the lead from Jerry Eckhardt and held off a late challenge from Jason Schuler and Ricky Bilderback to take home the 15-lap Race of Champions.

Kyle Jarlsburg and Ryan Carlson each took home qualifying dash wins.

Rob Braun and Roger Behlke finished first and second in the first qualifying race and Curt Thompson and Mike Ehde were the top-two in the second to earn starting positions in Saturday’s Twin 50-lap feature event.

Mark English and Michael Kruschke finished first and second in the pre-qualifying heat to advance to compete in the qualifying heats.

Jason Erickson led qualifying with a time of 14.142 seconds (63.640 mph).

Four more positions will still be filled for the Twin 50’s along with two promoter choices to fill the 24-car field for the main event on Saturday night.

The second day of racing will begin at 6:00 p.m. with last chance races and features for all of the divisions. The highlight will be a Twin-50 lap feature event for the Big 8 Series. The gates open at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday with practice beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Jefferson Speedway is located between Cambridge and Jefferson on Hwy 18. For more information, please visit their website at www.jeffersonspeedway.com. For more information on the Big 8 Series, please visit their website at www.big8series.com.

Big 8 Series Limited Late Models

Consi Qualifier 01 -- 1. Mark English, Janesville, Wis; 2. Michael Kruschke, Greenfield, Wis; 3. Nick Shutkas, Loves Park; 4. Brent Knight;; 5. Tom 'Slick' Schuette, Fort Atkinson, Wis; 6. Dennis Schmidt, Juneau, Wis; 7. Travis Dodson, Marathon, Wis; 8. Lorin Kurth, Waukon, Iowa; 9. Jeramy Hayton, Whitewater, Wis.

Preview Feature -- 1. Ryan Carlson, Loves Park; 2. Steve Dobbratz, Rio, Wis; 3. Jason Dunn, Sun Prairie, Wis; 4. Jeremy Miller, Rockton; 5. Kyle Jarlsberg, Cambridge, Wis; 6. Tim Noble, Janesville, Wis; 7. Michael Bilderback, South Beloit; 8. Jerry Gille, Roscoe; 9. Mike Ehde, Prairie du Chien, Wis; 10. Doug Hahn, Whitewater, Wis; 11. Jason Erickson, Lake Mills, Wis; 12. Rob Braun, Wales, Wis; 13. Luke Westenberg, Watertown, Wis; 14. Bob Kahler, Belvidere; 15. Roger Behlke, Jefferson, Wis; 16. Ricky Bilderback, Rockton; 17. Jason Schuler, Cambridge, Wis; 18. Curt Thompson, Ft. Atkinson, Wis.

Fast Dash 01 -- 1. Kyle Jarlsberg, Cambridge, Wis; 2. Tim Noble, Janesville, Wis; 3. Luke Westenberg, Watertown, Wis; 4. Michael Bilderback, South Beloit; 5. Jerry Gille, Roscoe; 6. Doug Hahn, Whitewater, Wis; 7. Bob Kahler, Belvidere.

Fast Dash 02 -- 1. Ryan Carlson, Loves Park; 2. Steve Dobbratz, Rio, Wis; 3. Ricky Bilderback, Rockton; 4. Jeremy Miller, Rockton; 5. Jason Schuler, Cambridge, Wis; 6. Jason Erickson, Lake Mills, Wis; 7. Jason Dunn, Sun Prairie, Wis.

Qualifier 01 -- 1. Rob Braun, Wales, Wis; 2. Roger Behlke, Jefferson, Wis; 3. John Ovadal Jr., Watertown, Wis; 4. Dylan
Schuyler, Wis; 5. Don Mattrisch, Whitewater, Wis; 6. Bob Wilberg, Orfordville, Wis; 7. Ken Olson, Ft. Atkinson, Wis; 8. Tony Koepke, Fort Atkinson, Wis; 9. Tim Petrie, Ft. Atkinson, Wis; 10. Jason Deppe, Waterloo, Wis; 11. Mark English, Janesville, Wis; 12. Jeff Falbe, Beaver Dam, Wis; 13. Andy Niles, Holmen, Wis; 14. Nick Wendt, Lake Mills, Wis.

Qualifier 02 -- 1. Curt Thompson, Ft. Atkinson, Wis; 2. Mike Ehde, Prairie du Chien, Wis; 3. Chad Stevens, Orfordville, Wis; 4. Noel Ramge, Helenville, Wis; 5. Brady Liddle, Oregon, Wis; 6. Jerry Echardt, Johnson Creek, Wis; 7. Chris Quam, Stoughton, Wis; 8. Mike Taylor, Stoughton, Wis; 9. Greg Bowers, Waterloo, Wis; 10. Kris Kelly, Norway, Mich.; 11. Allen Petrie, Jr, Sun Prairie, Wis; 12. John Wasserberger, Dodgeville, Wis; 13. Mark Miller, Columbus, Wis; 14. Michael Kruschke, Greenfield, Wis.

Champions Main Event -- 1. John Ovadal Jr., Watertown, Wis; 2. Jason Schuler, Cambridge, Wis; 3. Ricky Bilderback, Rockton; 4. Michael Bilderback, South Beloit; 5. Jason Erickson, Lake Mills, Wis; 6. Jason Dunn, Sun Prairie, Wis; 7. Andy Tomlinson, Pardeville, Wis; 8. Jerry Echardt, Johnson Creek, Wis; 9. Andy Niles, Holmen, Wis; 10. Nick Shutkas, Loves Park; 11. Jeremy Miller, Rockton.

Time Trial -- 1. Jason Erickson, Lake Mills, Wis; 2. Doug Hahn, Whitewater, Wis; 3. Ricky Bilderback, Rockton; 4. Michael Bilderback, South Beloit; 5. Jeremy Miller, Rockton; 6. Bob Kahler, Belvidere; 7. Steve Dobbratz, Rio, Wis; 8. Tim Noble, Janesville, Wis; 9. Jason Schuler, Cambridge, Wis; 10. Jerry Gille, Roscoe; 11. Ryan Carlson, Loves Park; 12. Kyle Jarlsberg, Cambridge, Wis; 13. Jason Dunn, Sun Prairie, Wis; 14. Luke Westenberg, Watertown, Wis; 15. CurtThompson, Ft. Atkinson, Wis; 16. Roger Behlke, Jefferson, Wis; 17. Chad Stevens, Orfordville, Wis; 18. John Ovadal Jr., Watertown, Wis; 19. Mark Miller, Columbus, Wis; 20. Bob Wilberg, Orfordville, Wis; 21. Mike Ehde, Prairie du Chien, Wis; 22. Rob Braun, Wales, Wis; 23. Noel Ramge, Helenville, Wis; 24. Dylan Schuyler, `, Wis; 25. Chris Quam, Stoughton, Wis; 26. Don Mattrisch, Whitewater, Wis; 27. Brady Liddle, Oregon, Wis; 28. Tim Petrie, Ft. Atkinson, Wis; 29. Jerry Echardt, Johnson Creek, Wis; 30. Ken Olson, Ft. Atkinson, Wis; 31. Allen Petrie, Jr, Sun Prairie, Wis; 32. Tony Koepke, Fort Atkinson, Wis; 33. Kris Kelly, Norway, Mich.; 34. Nick Wendt, Lake Mills, Wis; 35. Mike Taylor, Stoughton, Wis; 36. Jason Deppe, Waterloo, Wis; 37. John Wasserberger, Dodgeville, Wis; 38. Jeff Falbe, Beaver Dam, Wis; 39. Greg Bowers, Waterloo, Wis; 40. Andy Niles, Holmen, Wis; 41. Brent Knight;; 42. Mark English, Janesville, Wis; 43. Dennis Schmidt, Juneau, Wis; 44. Michael Kruschke, Greenfield, Wis; 45. Travis Dodson, Marathon, Wis; 46. Nick Shutkas, Loves Park; 47. Tom 'Slick' Schuette, Fort Atkinson, Wis; 48. Lorin Kurth, Waukon, Iowa.