Jefferson Speedway Race Report:

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Lindsay Scores First Feature Win at Jefferson Speedway
By Larry & Jeanne Starr

June 30, 2007;  Jefferson WI --- A large crowd turned out for the Independence Day Special at "Wisconsinís Action Track". The kids rides put smiles on the young faces as they took a ride with their favorite drivers. All of this was leading up to a great night of racing.

Photo Highlights

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Scott Lindsay (#29) leading Kyle Jarlsberg
(#87) in the Late Model feature. Lindsay
is on his way to this first feature win. Jarlsberg will finish 2nd.

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This way to the front! The 3 way battle
for the top spot, in the Sportsman feature.
Scott "Chico" Riedner (#26) on the inside
of James Helmer (#7) and Greg Ovadal (#72). Riedner is on his way to win #5 for 2007. Ovadal finished 3rd, and Helmer 5th.
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Chris Gottschalk (#61) celebrates his first
feature of 2007, following his International feature win.
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Jim Robinson (#33) stops in Victory Lane,
following his win in the Hobby Stock 25
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Gary Stark (#35), won the Bandit feature.

Scott Lindsay of Dousman notched his first Late Model feature win, in the 50 lap main event. Starting outside the front row, Lindsay watched Chuck Duncan grab the early lead. Duncan led the first lap before losing the point to Lindsay. As Lindsay led the way, Kyle Jarlsberg made his way through the field, claiming the 3rd spot by lap 13, and closing with Duncan. Caution came, for a spin in turn 2, on lap 15. On the restart Jarlsberg motored past Duncan closing with Lindsay. Jarlsberg was looking to the inside, for an opening, but Lindsay was up to the challenge as they battled for the top spot. Behind them were, defending track champion, John Ovadal and Steve Dobbratz battling for the 3rd spot. The race slowed, twice, for cautions on laps 23 and 35. As they flew past the checkers it was Lindsay for the win, by a fender, over Jarlsberg. Rounding out the top 5 were Dobbratz, Ovadal and Doug Hahn.

In Sportsman action Scott "Chico" Riedner of Waunakee claimed his 5th feature win of the season, in the 30 lap main event. Starting 11th Riedner avoided the first lap chaos, as much of the field piled up in turns 3 an 4. When the smoke cleared Riedner was up to 4th for the restart, with Greg Ovadal at the point. Ovadal led the way until lap 20, with Riedner battling past James Helmer for the 2nd spot, by lap 12, and closing with Ovadal. Caution came, on lap 20, for a spin in turn 4. Ovadal led the restart, with Riedner 2nd. Riedner moved to the inside, claiming the top spot on lap 21. As Riedner pulled ahead, Jay Kalbus closed with Ovadal, for 2nd. As they flew past the checkers it was Riedner for the win followed by Kalbus, Ovadal, Dave Oswald and Helmer.

In International division action Chris Gottschalk of Jefferson notched his first feature win of the season, in the 20 lap main event. Starting 4th, Gottschalk claimed the lead on the first lap and never looked back, guiding the field to the checkers. Caution came twice, on the first lap of the race. The first caution was due to a car leaking fuel and the second was for a crash on the front stretch, right under the flag stand, that collected several cars. With all of that cleaned up, Gottschalk claimed the lead at the green flag leaving the battles behind. At the stripe it was Gottschalk for the win followed by Kyle Smith, Mark English, Mike Bingham and Joe Cross.

In Hobby Stock action Jim Robinson of Orfordville claimed top honors in the 20 lap feature. Starting 4th Robinson headed toward the front as Greg Pruitt took the early lead. Robinson closed with Pruitt on lap 3, claiming the top spot on lap 4. As Robinson led the way the battle for 2nd raged behind him, with Chet Paffel and Kyle Stark battling for the spot. At the stripe it was Robinson for the win followed by Paffel, Stark, Jim Tate and Pete Elgas.

In Bandit action Gary Stark of Waunakee claimed top honors in the, 20 lap, feature. Starting outside row 7, Stark headed toward the front as Matt McKinney claimed the early lead. McKinney led the way, for 19 laps, as Stark battled through the field. Claiming the 3rd spot, by lap 13, Stark battled side-by-side, with Kyle Watters, as they closed with McKinney. By lap 17, the pair closed the McKinney, launching a 3-wide battle for the top spot, with McKinney on the bottom, Watters in the middle and Stark on the outside. The battle lasted all the way to the checkers with Stark claiming the win, by inches, over McKinney and Watters. Rounding out the top 5 were Stephen Scheel and Dustin Yanke. McKinney, subsequently, failed the post race technical inspection and was, officially, scored last in the event.

The action continues at Jefferson Speedway, with the "Tournament of Destruction" on Tuesday, July 3. A night of "Men Metal and Mayhem," or "Stupid Human Automobile Tricks," guaranteed to thrill kids of all ages. Rounding out the evening will be the Fireworks show. Same admission as Saturday night racing. Gates open at 4:00PM and the first event is at 7:00PM.

Next Saturday night, Smith Motors presents the "Mid-Season Championships", highlighted by a 50 lap Late Model feature, and extended features, in all divisions. There will be driver autograph sessions prior to racing, during qualifying. Gates open at 3:00PM, qualifying at 5:00PM and racing starts at 7:00PM sharp.

Jefferson Speedway is half way between Cambridge and Jefferson Wisconsin, on highway 18.

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Jefferson Speedway Race Summary - 06/30/2007 Independence Day Special


Late Model Division Feature Finish
1) 29 Scott Lindsay (Dousman)          2) 87 Kyle Jarlsberg (Cambridge)
3) 52 Steve Dobbratz (Rio)                 4) 71 John Ovadal (Watertown)
5) 99 Doug Hahn (Whitewater)            6) 79 Justin Schultz (Rio)
7) 104 Noel Ramge                           8) 68 Ken Olson (Fort Atkinson)
9) 71 Jason Deppe (Waterloo)          10) 32 Tony Koepke (Fort Atkinson)
11) 22 Jasper Gronert (Ft. Atkinson) 12) 4 Chris Quam (Stoughton)
13) 14 Kyle Taylor (Stoughton)         14) 11 Tim Petrie (Fort Atkinson)
15) 12 Allen Petrie Jr. (Sun Prairie)   16) 3 Chuck Duncan (Milwaukee)
17) 33 Dylan Schuyler (Jefferson)     18) 44 Roger Behlke
Fast Qualifier: 99 Doug Hahn (Whitewater) : 14.507 seconds
Fast Dash: 71 John Ovadal (Watertown)
LastChance: 68 Ken Olson, 4 Chris Quam, 32 Tony Koepke, 12 Allen Petrie Jr.
Heats: Qual1) 11 Trent Erdman, Qual2) 4 Chris Quam, Qual3) 32 Tony Koepke

International Division
Feature Finish
1) 61 Chris Gottschalk (Jeffferson)     2) 90 Kyle Smith (Lake Mills)
3) 57 Mark English (Janesville)          4) 17 Mike Bingham (Milton)
5) 67 Joe Cross (Sun Prairie)            6) 1 Kyle Riedner (Waunakee)
Fast Qualifier: 1 Kyle Riedner (Waunakee) : 16.849 seconds
Fast Dash: 57 Mark English (Janesville)
LastChance: 21 Rodney Mundt, 77 Mike Winters, 5 Peter Shelley, 27 James Bell
Heats: Qual1) 5 Scott Hoeft, qual2) 57 Pete Seitz

Sportsman Division
Feature Finish
1) 26 Scott Riedner (Waunakee)         2) 27 Jay Kalbus (Watertown)
3) 72 Greg Ovadal (Franksville)            4) 31 David Oswald (Cottage Grove)
5) 7 James Helmer (Oconomowoc)      6) 39 Ken Scott (Rio)
Fast Qualifier: 27 Jay Kalbus (Watertown) : 15.190 seconds
Fast Dash: 42 Tom Reents (Janesville)
LastChance: 19 John Handeland, 1 Jody Krueger, 22 Brady Lilly, 41 Dick Reents
Heats: Qual1) 22 Brady Lilly, qual2) 31 David Oswald, qual3) 38 Brent Gergen

Hobby Stock Division
Feature Finish
1) 33 Jim Robinson (Orfordville)          2) 60 Chet Paffel (Newerk Township)
3) 92 Kyle Stark (Waterloo)               4) 27 Jim Tate Jr. (Watertown)
5) 52 Peter Elgas (Janesille)              6) 88 Roger Stephenson (Cambridge)
Fast Qualifier: 96 Tim Lange (Genoa, IL) : 16.555 seconds
Fast Dash: 27 Jim Tate Jr. (Watertown)
LastChance: 52 Peter Elgas, 2 Eaan Carson, 55 PJ Johnson, 29 Mike Manley
Heats: Qual1) 2 Eaan Carson, qual2) 52 Peter Elgas, qual3) 6P Greg Pruitt

Bandit Division
Feature Finish
1) 35 Gary Stark (Waunakee)            2) 7 Kyle Watters (Stoughton)
3) 4 Stephen Scheel (Lake Mills)       4) 34 Dustin Yanke (Jefferson)
5) 27 Kyle Padfield (Stoughton)         6) 3 Rory Padfield (Stoughton)
Fast Qualifier: 35 Gary Stark (Waunakee) : 14.157 seconds
Fast Dash: 4 Stephen Scheel (Lake Mills)
LastChance: 82 Mark Dewey, 24 Tyler White, 25 Darren Brown, 6 Czesynski
Heats: Qual1) 24 Tyler White, qual2) 4 Stephen Scheel, qual3) 6 Czesynski