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Dobbratz Victorious at Jefferson Speedway
By Larry & Jeanne Starr

August 25, 2007;  Jefferson WI -- Steve Dobbratz of Rio claimed top honors in the "PaPa Murphy’s 50" Late Model feature.  Starting outside row 6, Dobbratz headed to the front as Scott Lindsay grabbed the early lead. Lindsay was relieved, at the point, by Jasper Gronert on the 2nd circuit. Caution came, on lap 14, for a spin in turn 4.

Photo Highlights

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Steve Dobbratz (#52) works the inside of Jasper  Gronert (#22), for the lead of the
"PaPa Murphy's 50" Late Model feature.
Jerry Eckhardt (#61) brings up the 3rd
spot. Dobbratz is on his way to the win
with Eckhardt second. Gronert finished 14th.

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Dave Oswald (#31) moving under R.C. Van
Ransull (#36), for the top spot in the
Sportsman feature. Oswald went on to
win, with Van Ransull in 2nd.
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Kyle Smith (#90) making his move under Mike Bingham (#17), in the International
feature. Smith is on his way to the win,
with Bingham coming in 2nd.
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Jim Robinson (#33) leads Larry Moen (#10)
off turn 2, in the Hobby Stock feature.
This is just how they finished, Robinson
first and Moen 2nd.
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Gary Stark (#35) stops in Victory Lane
following his win in the Bandit feature.

Gronert led the restart with Dobbratz up to the 5th spot. Dobbratz battled his way past Roger Behlke, for 4th, by lap 34, and past Lindsay for 3rd by lap 36. Making his way under Jerry Eckhardt, for 2nd, by lap 40, Dobbratz closed with Gronert. Moving to the inside, on lap 46, Dobbratz launched his bid for the top spot. The battle ended, on lap 48 when Gronert spun, in turn 2. Dobbratz led the restart and the final laps. At the stripe it was Dobbratz for the win followed by Eckhardt, Doug Hahn, Behlke and Lindsay. Dylan Schuyler won the "Pernat’s Meats - Winners Circle Challenge" race for the Late Models.

In Sportsman action Dave Oswald of Cottage Grove notched another win, in the 30 lap main event. Starting 12th Oswald began his journey to the checkers as R.C. Van Ransull claimed the early lead. Van Ransull guided the way for 18 laps as Oswald worked his way forward. Oswald claimed the 5tyh spot boy lap 15, and 3rd by lap 16. Motoring under Van Ransull, on lap 19, Oswald took over the lead. As Oswald pulled ahead, Van Ransull found himself locked in a battled for 2nd with Scott Riedner. As they flew past the checkered flag it was Oswald for the win followed by Van Ransull, Riedner, Ryan Oldenhoff and Luke Padfield.

Oswald also notched the win, in the "Winners Circle Challenge" for the Sportsman division.

In International action Kyle Smith of Lake Mills drove to victory in the 20 lap feature. Starting outside row 3, Smith started his drive to the checkered as Mike Bingham grabbed the early lead. Bingham showed the way for 18 laps as Smith battled through traffic. By the time Smith motored past Mike Winters, into 2nd, on lap 11, Bingham, had opened a lead of, nearly, a quarter lap. Smith closed the gap, motoring past Bingham as they came to the white flag. At the stripe it was Smith for the win followed by Bingham, Casey Strese, Winters and ken Au.

Smith claimed victory in the "Winners Circle Challenge" for the International class.

In Hobby Stock action Jim Robinson of Orfordville notched the win, in the 25 lap main event. Starting 4th, Robinson headed to the front as Roger Stephenson took the early lead. Robinson claimed the 2nd spot on lap 17 closing with Stephenson. As Robinson moved to the inside of Stephenson, on lap 19, Stephenson fell off the pace, surrendering the point. A blown engine, on lap 20, lubricated the racing surface, collecting several cars between turns 3 and 4. Robinson led the restart, guiding the way to the checkers. At the finish it was Robinson for the win followed by Larry Moen, Bobby Selsing, Mike Storkson and Jim Tate.

Jim Tate Jr. claimed victory in the Hobby Stock "Winners Circle Challenge".

In Bandit action Gary Stark of Waunakee claimed top honors in the 20 lap feature. Starting inside row 7 Stark headed toward the front as Zak Czeszynski grabbed the early lead. Czeszynski led 4 laps before losing the point to Steven Scheel. Sean Watters took the lead, from Scheel, on lap 15, with Stark close behind. Stark drove around Watters for the lead on lap 18, showing the way from there to the checkered. At the finish it was Stark for the win followed by Kyle Watters, Scheel, Sean Watters and Kenny Christenson.

Stark was victorious in the "Winners Circle Challenge" for the bandits.

Next week Jefferson Speedway hosts the Labor Day Special, featuring the "Petrie Family Twin 35’s" with twin, 35 lap, Late Model features and a full racing program, in all divisions.

Gates open at 3:00PM, qualifying starts at 5:00PM and racing commences at 7:00PM sharp.

Next Sunday, September 2, is the final "Tournament of Destruction" of the 2007 season.

Gates open at 4:00PM and the mayhem begins at 7:00PM.

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

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Jefferson Speedway Race Summary - 08/25/2007 Winners Circle Challenge


Late Model Division
Feature Finish
1) 52 Steve Dobbratz (Rio)                     2) 61 Jerry Eckhart
3) 99 Doug Hahn (Whitewater)               4) 44 Roger Behlke (Jefferson)
5) 29 Scott Lindsay (Dousman)              6) 33 Dylan Schuyler (Jefferson)
7) 66 Curt Thompson                            8) 98 Rob Braun (Wales)
9) 4 Chris Quam (Stoughton)               10) 87 Kyle Jarlsberg (Cambridge)
11) 104 Noel Ramge                           12) 71 Jason Deppe (Waterloo)
13) 19 Chad Reimer (Watertown)         14) 22 Jasper Gronert (Ft. Atkinson)
15) 79 Justin Schultz (Rio)                  16) 32 Tony Koepke (Fort Atkinson)
17) 71 John Ovadal (Watertown)          18) 27 Tom Schuette (Fort Atkinson)
19) 7 Bob Kahler (Belvidere IL)             20) 11 Trent Erdman (Fort Atkinson)

Late Model Winners Circle Challenge Finish
1) 33 Dylan Schuyler (Jefferson)           2) 44 Roger Behlke (Jefferson)
3) 99 Doug Hahn (Whitewater)             4) 87 Kyle Jarlsberg (Cambridge)
5) 19 Chad Reimer (Watertown)           6) 104 Noel Ramge
7) 29 Scott Lindsay (Dousman)            8) 52 Steve Dobbratz (Rio)
9) 66 Curt Thompson                         10) 22 Jasper Gronert (Ft. Atkinson)
Fast Qualifier: 19 Chad Reimer (Watertown) : 14.334 seconds
Fast Dash: 44 Roger Behlke (Jefferson)
Consi: 32 Tony Koepke, 12 Allen Petrie Jr.
Consi: 41 Mike Taylor, 19 Michael Kerushki
LastChance: 27 Tom Schuette, 11 Trent Erdman, 79 Justin Schultz, 71 Jason Deppe
Heats: Qual1) 7 Bob Kahler, Qual2) 11 Trent Erdman, Qual3) 71 John Ovadal, Qual4) 12 Greg Bowers

International Division
Feature Finish
1) 90 Kyle Smith (Lake Mills)                  2) 17 Mike Bingham (Milton)
3) 23 Casey Strese (Watertown)             4) 77 Mike Winters (Sun Prairie)
5) 31 Ken Au (Jefferson)                         6) 67 Joe Cross (Sun Prairie)

International Division Winners Circle Challenge Finish
1) 90 Kyle Smith (Lake Mills)                2) 23 Casey Strese (Watertown)
3) 61 Chris Gottschalk (Jeffferson)         4) 31 Ken Au (Jefferson)
5) 00 Scott Hoeft (Watertown)               6) 67 Joe Cross (Sun Prairie)
Fast Qualifier: 31 Ken Au (Jefferson) : 16.613 seconds
Fast Dash: 21 Rodney Mundt (Lake Mills)
LastChance: 1 Kyle Riedner, 57 Mark English, 5 Peter Shelley, 135 Robert Lange
Heats: Qual1) 31 Michael Heimann, qual2) 57 Mark English, qual3) 90 Kyle Smith

Sportsman Division
Feature Finish
1) 31 David Oswald (Cottage Grove) 2) 36 Van RC Ransull (Madison)
3) 26 Scott Riedner (Waunakee) 4) 29 Ryan Oldenhoff (Fort Atkinson)
5) 4 Luke Padfield (Jefferson) 6) 27 Jay Kalbus (Watertown)
Sportsman Division Winners Circle Challenge Finish
1) 31 David Oswald (Cottage Grove) 2) 27 Jay Kalbus (Watertown)
3) 6 Chris Ehrhart (Deerfield) 4) 4 Luke Padfield (Jefferson)
5) 42 Tom Reents (Janesville) 6) 26 Scott Riedner (Waunakee)
Fast Qualifier: 31 David Oswald (Cottage Grove) : 15.043 seconds
Fast Dash: 4 Luke Padfield (Jefferson)
LastChance: 22 Brady Lilly, 42 Tom Reents, 45 Nick Balis, 39 Ken Scott
Heats: Qual1) 22 Brady Lilly, qual2) 98 Jeff Kohlhoff, qual3) 55 Terry Wangsness

Hobby Stock Division
Feature Finish
1) 33 Jim Robinson (Orfordville)                  2) 10 larry Moen (Madison)
3) 42 Bobby Selsing Jr. (Fort Atkins           4) 94 Mike Storkson (Evansville)
5) 27 Jim Tate Jr. (Watertown)                   6) 60 Chet Paffel (Newerk Township)

Hobby Stock Winners Circle Challenge Finish
1) 27 Jim Tate Jr. (Watertown)                   2) 80 Mike Meyers (Town of Beloit)
3) 10 larry Moen (Madison)                        4) 42 Bobby Selsing Jr. (Fort Atkins
5) 92 Kyle Stark (Waterloo)                       6) 60 Chet Paffel (Newerk Township)
Fast Qualifier: 92 Kyle Stark (Waterloo) : 16.345 seconds
Fast Dash: 10 Larry Moen (Madison)
LastChance: 29 Mike Manley, 41 Nick Newton, 89 Lincoln Keeser, 05 Rob Nuti
Heats: Qual1) 22 Chester Williams, qual2) 94 Mike Storkson, qual3) 92 Kyle Stark

Bandit Division
Feature Finish
1) 35 Gary Stark (Waunakee)                   2) 7 Kyle Watters (Stoughton)
3) 4 Stephen Scheel (Lake Mills)              4) 17 Sean Watters (Sun Prairie)
5) 7 Kenny Christenson (Oconomowoc)    6) 42 Bobby Selsing

Bandit Winners Circle Challenge Finish
1) 35 Gary Stark (Waunakee)                  2) 7 Kenny Christenson (Oconomowoc)
3) 81 Jeffery Lefave (Fort Atkinson)          4) 8 Shawn Scheel
5) 4 Stephen Scheel (Lake Mills)             6) 7 Kyle Watters (Stoughton)
Fast Qualifier: 35 Gary Stark (Waunakee) : 14.230 seconds
Fast Dash: 4 Stephen Scheel (Lake Mills)
LastChance: 10 Roger Schultz, 25 Darren Brown, 86 Tony Ciano, 77 Shaun Gonsolus
Heats: Qual1) 77 Shaun Gonsolus, qual2) 7 Kenny Christenson, qual3) 42 Bobby Selsing