Jefferson Speedway Race Report:

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*Riedner, Robinson and Stark Victorious at Jefferson Speedway*
by Larry & Jeanne Starr

May 19, 2007;  Jefferson WI --Three of Jefferson Speedway’s divisions were racing, before a crowd of over 3800 fans, as the ASA Midwest tour came to Wisconsin's Action Track.

Photo Highlights

 

Scott "Chico" Riedner of Waunakee claimed top honors in the 35 lap
Sportsman main. Starting inside row 7 Riedner headed toward the front as
Russ Nicholson grabbed the early lead. Nicholson showed the way, for 14
laps, as Riedner worked his way through traffic. Motoring under
Nicholson, Riedner made the winning pass on lap 14 guiding the way to the checkers.

The run to the checkers was slowed by two cautions, for a spin on lap 17 and another on lap 24. At the stripe it was Riedner for the win followed by Luke Padfield, James Helmer, Tom Reents and Jay Kalbus.

In Hobby Stock action Jim Robinson of Orfordville cruised to victory, in the 25 lap feature. Starting outside of the third row, Robinson headed to the front as Mike Manley grabbed the early lead. Robinson was up to the 3rd spot when the caution came, on lap 2, for debris on the track. By the 6th circuit Robinson made his way to 2nd, closing with Manley.
Robinson drove under Manley, for the top spot, on lap 7, with Chet Paffel close behind for the 2nd spot. As they took the checkers it was Robinson for the win, followed by Paffel, Jim Tate Jr., Alan Dorn and Tim Lange.

In Bandit action Gary Stark of Waunakee notched the win, in the 25 lap main event. Starting inside row 8, Stark began his drive to the front as Titus Helgastade grabbed the early lead. Rodney Mundt relieved Helgastade at the point, on lap 6. Caution flew, on lap 8, for a spin in the 2nd turn. Mundt led the restart with Stark running 2nd. Kyle Watters and Stephen Scheel motored under both Stark and Mundt, claiming the top 2 spots, on the restart. Stark moved under Mundt hanging onto the 3rd spot. Moving under Scheel, on lap 18, Stark closed with Watters, making the winning pass on the lap 19. A spin, on lap 23 brought the final caution, setting up a green-white-checkered finish. At the stripe it was Stark for the win, followed by Scheel, Watters, Mundt and Jeffery Lefave.

Next week the action continues at Jefferson Speedway as Star Packaging presents Twin 35 lap Late Model features, along with a full racing program, in all 5 divisions and an extended feature in the International class.

Gates open at 3:00, qualifying at 5:00 and racing at 7:00 sharp. Also on tap for Sunday, of Memorial Day weekend, is the first Tournament of Destruction of the 2007 season.


Haseleu Wins ASA Midwest Tour Race at Jefferson Speedway
By Natasha Steenbergen, Publicist

CAMBRIDGE, WI (May 19, 2007) – Super Late Model racing returned to Jefferson Speedway Saturday night as the stars of the American Speed Association Kwik Trip Midwest Tour presented by Echo Outdoor Power Equipment took on the local heroes of the quarter-mile asphalt oval in the running of the Jefferson 100 presented by Lancaster Toyota.

Nathan Haseleu of Marshall finished out what he started at Elko Speedway three weeks prior, taking the checkers in the Jefferson 100. Haseleu had been leading with 10 laps remaining in the Elko 125 when he suffered ignition troubles, ending his night just shy of victory. Haseleu’s win brought his hometown crowd to its feet rooting for his feat.

Intermittent rain showers didn’t deter forty of the nation’s top Super Late Model drivers and a full-house crowd from heading out to Jefferson Speedway to put on an amazing show in the Jefferson 100 presented by Lancaster Toyota of Madison. The feature field started 26 cars. Sponsors Echo, Kwik Trip, and Scag Power Equipment greeted fans with displays in the pedestrian mall inside Speedway grounds with free product samples and actual power tools for people to handle and learn about. The full-house crowd and packed pit area further demonstrate the ASA Midwest Tour is going to be a hit this season and beyond.

The top sixteen in qualifying were locked into the show, and the top fourteen were inverted based on a dice roll plus eight. The inversion put Russ Blakely and Bryan Roach on the front row and fast time “Blow Your Competition Away” award winner Dan Lensing on the outside of the seventh row.

The Kwik Trip Touring Stars were fan favorites at Jefferson Speedway. Dan Fredrickson (Elko, MN), Josh Vadnais (White Bear Lake, MN), Donny Reuvers (Dundas, MN), Bryan Roach (Minneapolis, MN), Kenny Richards (Montello), Nathan Haseleu (Marshall), Rod Wheeler (Appleton), Brad “JJ” Mueller (Random Lake), Dave Feiler (Sun Prairie), Travis Sauter (Necedah), Collin Bamke (Slinger), Kris Kelly (Norway, MI), and Jamie Iverson (Escanaba, MI) took part in a pre-race autograph session before opening ceremonies and a long line of fans gathered to get posters and other memorabilia signed by the top Super Late Model drivers of today.

Local hero Rich Bickle also participated in the Jefferson 100 and was involved in a wreck at the green flag that took out half of the field, ending his night before the main event had a single lap in after a preliminary race win earlier in the evening. Bickle has competed in the top-tier of NASCAR on and off since 1989 and was runner up to the Craftsman Truck Series championship in 1997.

Super Late Models are 500+ horsepower fully fabricated tubular frame specially engineered racecars that can make a lap around Jefferson Speedway in less than 13.9 seconds.

Jefferson Speedway is a progressive banked quarter-mile located between Jefferson and Cambridge in South Central Wisconsin along US Highway 18. The facility hosts Limited Late Model, Sportsman, Hobby Stock, International, and 4-Cylinder Bandit divisions Saturday nights through mid-September.

More information about Jefferson Speedway is available online at www.jeffersonspeedway.com.

To learn more about the American Speed Association Kwik Trip Midwest Tour presented by Echo Outdoor Power Equipment log on to www.asamidwesttour.com or call the ASA Midwest Tour office at (262) 514-3880 or e-mail Tim Olson at tim@asamidwesttour.com or Steve Einhaus at steve@asamidwesttour.com.

To learn more of the Daytona Beach, Florida-based Racing Speed Associates or the American Speed Association Racing Member Track program, call (386) 258-2221 or send an e-mail to info@asa-racing.com. For news and information from all the racetracks and regional tours involved in the American Speed Association, visit www.asa-racing.com.

RESULTS JEFFERSON 100

Fast Qualifier: Dan Lensing, Rockton IL 13.815 Seconds
Qual. 1: Jim Duchow, Appleton; Bradley JJ Mueller, Random Lake
Qual. 2: Mark Kraus, Stratford; Brian Johnson Jr., Machesney Park, IL
Qual 3: Rich Bickle, Edgerton; Josh Vadnais, White Bear Lake, MN
Fast Heat 1: Donny Reuvers, Dundas, MN
Fast Heat 2: Tony Strupp, West Bend
Last Chance: Rich Loch, Franklin; Collin Bamke, Slinger
Provisional Starters: Dylan Schuyler, Dousman; Jonathan Eilen, Hampton, MN
Jefferson 100 Feature: Nathan Haseleu, Marshall; Russ Blakely, Whitewater; Johnson; Jamie Iverson, Escanaba, MI; Kenny Richards, Montello; Rich Loch, Franklin; Bryan Roach, Minneapolis, MN; Dave Feiler, Sun Prairie; Travis Sauter, Necedah; Vadnais; Steve Dobbratz, Rio; Mueller; Duchow; Rod Wheeler, Hortonville; Reuvers; Michael Pickens, Auckland, New Zealand; Robert Maynor, Brookfield; Schuyler; Strupp; Doug Mahlik, Green Bay; Lensing; Jamie Wallace, Pell Lake; Kraus; Bickle; Bamke; Eilen.
 

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Jefferson Speedway Race Summary - 05/19/2007 ASA Midwest Series 100

Sportsman Division
Feature Finish
1) 26 Scott Riedner (Waunakee)          2) 4 Luke Padfield (Jefferson)
3) 7 James Helmer (Oconomowoc)      4) 42 Tom Reents (Janesville)
5) 27 Jay Kalbus                                6) 67 Russell Nichelson (Stoughton)
Fast Qualifier: 26 Scott Riedner (Waunakee) : 15.303 seconds
Fast Dash: 27 Jay Kalbus
LastChance: 38 Brent Gergen, 1 Jody Krueger, 98 Jeff Kohlhoff, 82 Mike Acheson
Heats: Qual1) 52 Brandon Sletten, Qual2) 42 Tom Reents, Qual3) 38 Brent Gergen

Hobby Stock Division
Feature Finish
1) 33 Jim Robinson (Orfordville)            2) 60 Chet Paffel (Newerk Township)
3) 27 Jim Tate Jr. (Watertown)             4) 96 Alan Dorn (Waterlou)
5) 96 Tim Lange (Genoa, IL)                 6) 80 Mike Meyers (Town of Beloit)
Fast Qualifier: 11 Steven Sauer (Waterloo) : 16.738 seconds
Fast Dash: 96 Tim Lange (Genoa, IL)
LastChance: 55 PJ Johnson, 41 Nick Newton, J10 Nick Golich, 19 Jared Sutherland
Heats: Qual1) 56 Randy Strasburg, Qual2) 42 Bobby Selsing Jr., Qual3) J10 Nick Golich

Bandit Division
Feature Finish
1) 35 Gary Stark (Waunakee)               2) 4 Stephen Scheel (Lake Mills)
3) 7 Kyle Watters (Stoughton)              4) 21 Rodney Mundt (Lake Mills)
5) 81 Jeffery Lefave (Fort Atkinson)       6) 77 Sean Watters (Sun Prairie)
Fast Qualifier: 35 Gary Stark (Waunakee) : 14.375 seconds
Fast Dash: 21 Rodney Mundt (Lake Mills)
Heats: Qual1) 6 Czesynski, Qual2) 7 Kyle Watters, Qual3) 7 Kenny Christenson