Jefferson Speedway Race Report:

2010 Championships Underway
By Andrew Schaller

JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, September 17, 2010) Day one of the 30th annual Wisconsin State Championships got underway on Friday night with 164 race teams and drivers plugging up the pit area. It was Rio's Steve Dobbratz setting the pace in Late Model qualifying as the top 14 drivers locked themselves in to the twin 75 lap features seperated by only 0.157 seconds. Dale Nottestad of Cambridge flexed his muscle on day one as he laid claim to the 35 lap Late Model preview feature.                

Dan Lensing and Bruce Lee claimed their spots in the twin 75's after winning their respective qualifying races.

The final event of the evening was the Race of Champions which shined a spotlight on former and current champions competing in this year’s festivities.  Davey Pennel of Sparta came home with the victory after holding off a hard charging Doug Hahn in the closing laps.                 

All of these drivers, as well as competitors in all six divisions, hit the track on Saturday night to determine who will be crowned 2010 Wisconsin State Champion.  Gates open at 3pm with the first green flag flying at 6:30.  Last chance races followed by all the feature events are on the schedule which is highlighted by twin 75 lap Late Model main events.  Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18.  Please visit www.jeffersonspeedway.com for more information.

Jefferson Speedway Race Summary- Day One
Late Model-
Qualifying Results- 1) 52 Steve Dobbratz 14.218  2) 94 Jason Erickson 14.251  3) 99 Jerry Gille 14.256  4) X Jon Reynolds Jr 14.267  5) 5 Casey Johnson  14.293  6) 55 Ryan Carlson  14.306  7) 99 Doug Hahn 14.324  8) 87 Kyle Jarlsberg  14.337  9) 21 Ryan Zielski  14. 352  10) 97 Jason Schuler  14. 353  11) 51 Dale Nottestad  14.359  12) 4 Chris Quam  14.361  13) 39 Tim Sargent  14. 363  14) 14 Zack Riddle  14. 375  15) 33 Dylan Schuyler 14.380  16) 18 Dan Lensing 14.400  17) 44 Roger Behlke 14.415  18) 71 John Ovadal 14.423  19) 39 Ryan Goldade 14.458  20) 39 Alex Papini 14.494  21) 7 Rusty Hanson 14.499  22) 97 James Swan 14.521  23) 16 Luke Westenberg 14.529  24) 8 Shaun Scheel 14.530  25) 96 Tim Lange 14.533  26) 29 Davey Pennel 14.558  27) 5 Dave Edwards 14.615  28) 91 Matt Berger 14.628  29) 61 Jerry Eckhardt 14.676  30) 32 Tony Koepke 14.723  31) 77 Bruce Lee 14.767  32. 97 Jerry Mueller 14.789  33) 99 Lincoln Keeser 14.856  34) 41 Mike Taylor 14.885  35) 55 Joe Pecaro 14.896  36) 3 Jasper Gronert 14.949  37) 1 Jody Krueger 14.986  38) 12 Putch Bentley 14.995
35 lap Preview Feature- 1) 51 Dale Nottestad  2) 21 Ryan Zielski  3) 14 Zack Riddle  4) 87 Kyle Jarlsberg  5) 4 Chris Quam
Qual Winners- 1) 18 Dan Lensing  2) 77 Bruce Lee  

Sportsman-
Preview Feature- 1) 22 Brady Lilly  2) 67 Tory Bagley  3) 7 James Helmer  4) 23 Austin Nason  5) 51 Randy Bruenig
Fast Qualifier- 51 Randy Bruenig—14.987 seconds
Qual Winners- 1) 77 Mike Winters  2) 5 Doug Bennett  

International-
Preview Feature- 1) 92 Kyle Stark  2) 75 Travis Schneeberg  3) 74 Scott Uttech  4) 29 Waylin Willman  5) 90 Kyle Smith
Fast Qualifier- 92 Kyle Stark—16.141 seconds
Qual Winners- 1) 17 Eric Connell  2) 67 Joe Cross  

Hobby Stock-
Preview Feature- 1) 9 Dustin Ward  2) 10 Larry Moen  3) 55 Lucas Buckingham  4) 11 Steven Sauer  5) 92 Kyle Stark
Fast Qualifier- 92 Kyle Stark—16.265 seconds  

Road Warrior-
Preview Feature- 1) 71 Bill Sweeney  2) 6 Bill Reynolds  3) 135 Jared Larson  4) 01 Bryan Ellis  5) 88 Tina Stephenson
Fast Qualifier- 6 Bill Reynolds—16.886 seconds  

Bandit-
Preview Feature- 1) 27 Kyle Padfield  2) 2 Gary Stark  3) 15 Will Rece  4) 18 Scott Pauls 5) 99 Phil Wuesthoff
Fast Qualifier- 93 Heather Stark—14.336 seconds
Qual Winners- 1) 71 Tim Bristol  2) 18 Robby Robinson

All photos courtesy of Ben Hallock.