Jefferson Speedway Race Report:

Hahn Crowned Mid Season Champ
By Andrew Schaller

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, June 26, 2010) Whitewater's Doug Hahn made a late race pass for the lead when a competitor experienced mechanical difficulties and went on to capture the Smith Motors mid season championship 60 lap feature. The win was Hahn's first Late Model feature victory in the 2010 season.                       

Jason Deppe and Brandon Pendleton paced the field of 20 cars to green with Deppe grabbing the lead on lap one. Don Gaserude made his way to second with Trent Erdman in third. On lap 11, Dylan Schuyler moved past Erdman into third as Gaserude started to look low on Deppe for the lead. Gaserude began to lose grip on the low side allowing Schuyler to go around him into second. Caution waved on lap 22 just as Hahn found his way into the top five. On the restart, Hahn made his move to third with Jason Erickson in tow. On lap 26, Schuyler dove under Deppe, looking to lead. After a brief side by side battle, Schuyler claimed sole possession of the point and began to open up a healthy lead while Hahn and Deppe fought for second. Hahn cleared for the position on lap 44 and set his sights on the leader. Hahn pulled to challenge Schuyler, driving to his inside with ten laps remaining. The duo battled door to door until lap 58 when Schuyler was forced to pull off the racing surface with clutch problems. Hahn took control and flew to the checkers for the win. Rounding out the top five were Erickson, Kyle Jarlsberg, Casey Johnson and Erdman.  

Scott Riedner of Waunakee laid claim to his fourth feature win in a row by winning the 35 lap Sportsman main event. Jim Taylor grabbed control from the pole on lap one with Adam Bleskan right behind in second. James Helmer made his way into the top five on lap 5 with Riedner on his rear bumper. By lap 15, Helmer was in third with Riedner still in his rearview mirror. On lap 21, Riedner split Bleskan and Helmer, claiming second. Riedner quickly charged up behind Taylor and looked to the bottom lane for the lead. Riedner fired past Taylor into the lead just before caution waved on lap 26. After the restart, Riedner pulled away from the pack on his way to the win. Taylor finished second followed by Helmer, Bleskan and Kody Hubred.  

Ashley Smith of Lake Mills captured the 25 lap International feature event. Eric Connell and Chad Olds made up the front row at the start. The pair of drivers battled side by side, trading the lead for the opening 13 laps. Olds finally claimed sole possession of the top spot on lap 14 with Smith in tow for second. Smith quickly slid under Olds and pulled even on lap 15. Smith cleared for the lead two laps later with Mike Lambert trying to follow into second. Lambert claimed the runner up spot on lap 22, but Smith held him off to get the win. Lambert settled for second followed by Olds, Kyle Smith and Connell.  

Jefferson's Curt Thompson sliced his way to the front of the 30 lap Hobby Stock feature to claim the win in the event. Tony Ciano took the initial lead on lap one with Chester Williams following into second. Thompson found himself in third by lap 18 with Steven Sauer right behind. On lap 21, Thompson got by Williams for second, bringing Sauer along for third. Thompson made his move on Ciano for the point on lap 22. Thompson cleared a lap later and held on to get the win. Jim Tate nipped Sauer at the line for second. Rounding out the top five were Johnny Robinson and Ciano.  

 Bill Reynolds claimed yet another Road Warrior feature by winning the 12 lap event.  Roger Stephenson lead lap one from the pole as Reynolds moved into second behind the early leader.  Reynolds wasted little time as he drove to the high side of Stephenson and grabbed the top spot on lap two.  Reynolds remained in control of the event, racing unchallenged to the checkers for the win.  Stephenson was second followed by Leonard Reimer, Bryan Ellis and Brett Carson.

Devon Dixon of Janesville captured the 25 lap Bandit feature event.  Stan Schave lead lap one from the inside of the front row with Mike White in second and Dixon riding in third.  After an early caution on lap three, White got shuffled out of the second spot as Dixon motored up to challenge Schave for the lead.  Dixon drove under Schave on lap four and claimed the point one lap later.  Keaton Hubred followed Dixon into second and began to apply pressure to the new leader.  But Dixon remained strong out front to see the checkers first for the win.  Heather Stark got past Hubred at the finish to claim second.  Will Rece was fourth and Phil Wuesthoff finished fifth.

Next Saturday, July 3, is a full program of racing including activities for the kids.  There will be Kids Stock Car Rides as well as other fun events for the little ones.  The Green Mamba Jet Car also makes its return to Wisconsin’s Action Track and there will be fireworks to cap off the evening.  Gates open at 2pm, time trials at 4:30 and racing at 7pm.  Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18.  Please visit for more information. 

Jefferson Speedway Race Summary
Late Model-
Smith Motors 50 lap Feature Results- 1) 99 Doug Hahn, Whitewater  2) 94 Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson  3) 87 Kyle Jarlsberg, Jefferson  4) 5 Casey Johnson, Stoughton  5) 11 Trent Erdman, Fort Atkinson  6) 71 Jason Deppe, Waterloo  7) 81 Don Gaserude, Fort Atkinson  8) 61 Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek  9) 52 Steve Dobbratz, Rio  10) 21 Ryan Zielski, Oconomowoc  11) 7 Bob Kahler, Caledonia (IL)  12) 16 Luke Westenberg, Jefferson  13) 71 John Ovadal, Watertown  14) 44 Roger Behlke  15) 29 Scott Lindsay, Dousman  16) 4 Chris Quam, Stoughton  17) 33 Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson  18) 7 Ed Kubicz, Whitewater  19) 21 Brandon Pendleton, Helenville  20) 41 Mike Taylor, Stoughton
Fast Qualifier- 99 Doug Hahn—14.381 seconds
Last Chance- 71 John Ovadal, 44 Roger Behlke, 41 Mike Taylor, 7 Ed Kubicz
Heat Winners- 1) 55 Joe Pecaro  2) 21 Ryan Zielski  3) 71 John Ovadal  

Feature Results- 1) 26 Scott Riedner, Waunakee  2) 4 Jim Taylor, Stoughton  3) 7 James Helmer, Beaver Dam  4) 11 Adam Bleskan, Menomonie Falls  5) 82 Mike Acheson, Watertown  6) 20 Kody Hubred, Utica  7) 8 Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills  8) Justin Schultz, Columbus  9) 19 John Handeland, Belleville  10) 19 Dan Schmidt, Farmington  11) 27 Tom Schuette, Whitewater  12) 71 Jason Dunn, Sun Prairie  13) 45 Nick Balis, Edgerton  14) 77 Mike Winters, Sun Prairie
Fast Qualifier- 7 James Helmer—15.226 seconds
Heat Winners- 1) 77 Mike Winters  2) 20 Kody Hubred  

Feature Results- 1) 05 Ashley Smith, Lake Mills  2) 26 Mike Lambert, Madison 3) 89 Chad Olds, Whitewater  4) 90 Kyle Smith, Lake Mills  5) 17 Eric Connell, Fort Atkinson  6) 57 Mark English, Edgerton  7) 95 Matt McKinney, Fort Atkinson  8) 66 Neil Higgins, Watertown  9) 135 Rob Lange, Jefferson  10) 61 Chris Gottschalk, Jefferson  11) 74 Scott Uttech, Beaver Dam  12) 4 Steven Scheel, Lake Mills  13) 23 Casey Strese, Jefferson  14) 82 Mark Dewey,  Beloit  15) 75 Travis Schneeberg, Sun Prairie  16) ONO Keith Bell, Brodhead  17) 35 Gary Stark, Sun Prairie  18) 25 Darren Brown, Jefferson
Fast Qualifier- 57 Mark English—16.492 seconds
Last Chance- 74 Scott Uttech, 82 Mark Dewey, 25 Darren Brown, ONO Keith Bell
Heat Winners- 1) 41 Nick Newton  2) 23 Casey Strese  3) 61 Chris Gottschalk  

Hobby Stock-
Feature Results- 1) 85 Curt Thompson, Jefferson  2) 27 Jim Tate, Watertown  3) 11 Steven Sauer, Waterloo  4) 99 Johnny Robinson, Beloit  5) 86 Tony Ciano, Janesville  6) 22 Chester Williams, Waukesha  7) 9 Dustin Ward, Waterloo  8) Ken Scott, Rio  9) 92 Kyle Stark, Sun Prairie  10) 22 Kyle Chwala, Lake Mills  11) 62 Allen McBride, Milton  12) 19 Zack Schmidt, Johnson Creek  13) 2 Brent Gergen, Jefferson  14) 71 Jamie Dunn, Madison  15) 72 Gary Paulick, Union Grove  16) 55 Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater  17) 49 Buck Stultz, Lake Mills  18) 88 Roger Stephenson, Jefferson
Fast Qualifier- 11 Steven Sauer—16.483 seconds
Last Chance- 55 Lucas Buckingham, 2 Brent Gergen, 71 Jamie Dunn, 72 Gary Paulick
Heat Winners- 1) 55 Lucas Buckingham  2) 9 Dustin Ward  3) 99 Johnny Robinson  
Road Warrior-
Feature Results- 1) 6 Bill Reynolds, Watertown  2) 88 Roger Stephenson, Jefferson  3) 71 Leonard Reimer  4) 01 Bryan Ellis, Loves Park (IL)  5) 7 Brett Carson, Jefferson  6) 88 Tina Stephenson, Jefferson
Fast Qualifier- 6 Bill Reynolds—17.120 seconds
Heat Winner- 6 Bill Reynolds  

Feature Results- 1) 111 Devon Dixon, Janesville  2) 93 Heather Stark, Waterloo  3) 2 Keaton Hubred, Utica  4) 15 Will Rece, Stoughton  5) 99 Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam  6) 57 Stan Schave, Lake Mills  7) 45 Matt Goodwin, Beloit  8) 18 Brandon Johnson, Avalon  9) 33 Mike White, Janesville  10) 31 Mike Heimann, Waunakee  11) 02 Michelle Heimann, Sun Prairie  12) 36 Erik Bennett, Beloit  13) 43 Mitch Brockway, Ixonia  14) 81 Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson  15) 10 Dave Schmidt, Menomonee  16) 78 Kevin Pauls, McFarland  17) 0 Bryan Ellis, Loves Park (IL)  18) 5 Kameron Lee, Madison
Fast Qualifier- 81 Jeff LeFave—14.472 seconds
Last Chance- 0 Bryan Ellis, 45 Matt Goodwin, 43 Mitch Brockway, 36 Erik Bennett
Heat Winners- 1) 27 Adam Feherty, 36 Erik Bennett, 2 Keaton Hubred

All photos courtesy of Ben Hallock.

Dylan Schuyler (33) and Doug Hahn (99) battle during Late Model feature.

Scott Riedner (26) makes pass to win Sportsman main event.

Ashley Smith (05) gets out front during International feature.

Hobby Stock feature winner Curt Thompson in victory lane.

Road Warrior feature winner Bill Reynolds in victory lane.

Bandit feature winner Devon Dixon (111) on his way to the front of the pack.