JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, August 12, 2017) As the laps ticked away in the Newville Auto Salvage 50 lap Late Model feature on Saturday night, it became clear that the two brothers from Lake Mills were on a course to do battle. Little brother, Stephen Scheel, led every lap of the main event as Shaun Scheel closed in. Stephen was in search of his first feature win in 2017 while Shaun sits second in the overall season standings, which meant neither of them were willing to give an inch. In the end, Stephen held off his older brother after a wild finish to capture the win and park it in victory lane.
Along with another Lake Mills pilot, Kyle Smith, Stephen Scheel brought the field to green as he quickly grabbed control of the point on lap one. Steve Dobbratz followed into second with Dylan Schuyler eventually taking the third position. On lap eight, Stephen Scheel got crossed up exiting turn two. This allowed Dobbratz to power to the inside of the leader down the backstretch. But Scheel regained control of the lead just before the first of cautions waved on lap ten. Once racing resumed, Shaun Scheel began to make his way through the top five. He took third from Schuyler on lap 17 and closed in on Dobbratz for second. At the half way point of the race, Shaun began to pressure Dobbratz. By lap 29, Scheel was wheel to wheel for second with Dobbratz. After a brief battle, Shaun moved into the second spot and began to size up his brother out front. Shaun began to peek low on the leader, managing to draw even with Stephen on lap 37. But contact between John Ovadal and Michael Grueneberg, who were battling for third, resulted in Ovadal spinning in turn two to force the second caution period. Stephen Scheel restarted on the point with Shaun filling up his mirror in second with 12 laps to go. Shaun went back to work on his brother as racing resumed. Meanwhile, point leader Dale Nottestad was quietly making his way into third. With seven laps remaining, Shaun drew even with Stephen once again as they raced door to door for the lead. This allowed Nottestad to close in on the duo with Jason Erickson right behind him in fourth. Nottestad watched the battle for the lead closely in third while he tried to decide who to follow. With two laps to go, Shaun got sideways after some contact, allowing Stephen to reclaim sole possession of the lead. Nottestad used the opening to charge up to second while Erickson pulled up next to Shaun. But Nottestad ran out of time to make a move on the leader as Stephen Scheel motored to the stripe to collect the win. Nottestad was second with Shaun Scheel edging out Erickson for third. Noel Ramge rounded out the top five in fifth.
Johnson Creek’s Bobby Selsing was tops in the 30 lap Sportsman feature event. Tim Coley and Chris Jones began the action on the front row as they battled for control. The opening circuits saw a great side by side fight for first while Tony Ciano watched from third. Jones eventually gained control until Coley spun exiting turn four after contact with Ciano. This brought out the first of two cautions with Jones restarting as the leader followed by Terry Wangsness in second and Selsing in third. Selsing dove under Wangsness on the restart, grabbing the second spot and continuing to look ahead. On lap 11, Selsing pulled alongside Jones, clearing for the lead a lap later. Before Selsing could get too far ahead, the second caution period slowed the pace on lap 14. But once racing resumed, it was all Selsing out front. Point leader, Robert Hansberry Jr, made a late race charge up to second. He tried to close the gap on the leader, Selsing, but the laps ran out before he could do so. At the checkers, it was Selsing for the win followed by Hansberry, Wangsness, Josh Madell and Randy Breunig.
Brandon DeLacy captured the 20 lap International feature event. Chris Gottschalk and Dillon Scott brought the field to green as Gottschalk took the initial lead on lap one. Scott dropped to the low side as he charged back up alongside Gottschalk on lap three. After a brief battle, Scott moved into the lead on lap five with Jamie Kohn following into second. Kohn drove to the high side of Scott, as they raced side by side for the lead. Kohn took over the lead on lap 11 with Noah Pankow up to battle Scott for second. On lap 17, DeLacy drove to the bottom of the racing surface under Pankow and Scott making it a three wide fight for second. DeLacy grabbed the position just as Pankow appeared to stall out and slow. This forced the only yellow of the race, setting up a three lap shootout to the finish between Kohn and DeLacy. On the restart, DeLacy charged out front alone with Mark English up to battle Kohn for second. DeLacy cruised to the checkers from there to get the win with English coming home second. Kohn was third followed by Neil Higgins and Scott.
Waukesha’s Chester Williams picked up the win in the 25 lap Hobby Stock main event. Chuck Egli lead lap one with Robby Robinson in second. On lap three. Kenny Storkson, Robinson and Lucas Buckingham made it a three way fight for second with Storkson emerging in the position. Williams joined the leaders on lap five, taking third and driving under Storkson. Williams continued forward under Egli on lap seven, clearing for the lead and beginning to pull away. Storkson followed into second with Bud Riedner in his tracks for third. Williams survived one late caution to remain out front and see the checkers first for the win. Storkson was second followed by Riedner, AJ Lloyd and Dan Snyder.
Fort Atkinson’s Chris Gottschalk grabbed another win after capturing the 15 lap Road Warrior feature. Rodger Stephenson led early with Bill Sweeney charging up to second on lap three. Sweeney quickly went to work on Stephenson, drawing even and completing the pass for the lead on lap four. Gottschalk followed into second and began to work over the new leader. On lap eight, Gottschalk got under Sweeney as they entered turn one. After a brief side by side battle, Gottschalk moved out front and drove away to get the win. Sweeney finished second with Bryan Gottschalk, Craig Henning and Bill Reynolds completing the top five.
Watertown’s Nick Schmidt used a wild finish to claim the 20 lap Bandit feature event. Tyler Edmundson led early with Jeremy Bredeson and Bill Kohn battling for second. Bredeson moved into the position on lap four with Chad Olds quickly up to challenge a lap later. Olds took second on lap five and drove to the high side of Edmundson on lap six. Olds cleared on lap seven while Tyler Deporter moved into second. After a caution on lap ten, Olds maintained the lead with Nick Schmidt now up to second. Schmidt followed Olds around the speedway as the laps wound down. With two to go, the leaders caught lapped traffic. Olds drove to the high side of a lapped car, opening the bottom of the speedway up to allow Schmidt to pounce. Olds and Schmidt made contact entering turn three with Schmidt moving into the lead with one lap to go. There was more contact entering turn one between Schmidt and Olds, but Schmidt hung to stay out front. At the checkers, it was Schmidt for the win with Olds settling for second. Deporter was third with Lyle Phillips and Cade Watters rounding out the top five.
Aaron Moyer of West Bend claimed the 15 lap Legends feature event. Cole Grey led lap one from the front row with Dilon Schwanbeck quickly up to second. Schwanbeck got by Grey for the top spot on lap two followed by Frank Beutel in second. Max McNamara moved into third followed by Moyer on lap four. McNamara continued forward, getting by Beutel for second on lap seven and bring Moyer along. McNamara pulled up next to Schwanbeck on lap eight, moving out front and brining Moyer along for the ride once again. After followed McNamara to the front, Moyer drove by the leader on lap 11. McNamara tried the crossover move, but Moyer held him at bay to see the checkers first for the win. McNamara was second followed by Schwanbeck, Beutel and Grey.
Wausau’s Kolton Guralski picked up the clean sweep in the Bandolero division after winning the 15 lap feature as well as his heat race and fast time though qualifying. Michael Guderski led lap one with Logan Taylor in second. Guralski entered the top five quickly with Karter Stark on his rear bumper. Guralski picked his way through the top five to second by lap eight. All the while Stark remained on Guralski’s bumper. After a caution on lap 11, Guderski and Guralski led the field back to green with Guralski moving out front. Stark followed him once again for second. Stark remained close to the leader, but Guralski stayed strong out front to score the win. Stark settled for second with Guderski, Taylor and Kaleb Winter rounding out the top five.
Next Saturday, August 19, is a full program of racing including the Bandoleros. Time trials begin at 5pm with racing at 7pm. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18. Please visit jeffersonspeedway.com for more information.
JEFFERSON SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY
Feature Results- 1) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills 2) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge 3) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills 4) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson 5) Noel Ramge, Helenville 6) Steve Dobbratz, Rio 7) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson 8) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson 9) Jacob Nottestad, Utica 10) Kody Hubred, Cambridge 11) John Ovadal, Watertown 12) Michael Grueneberg, Madison 13) Don Gaserude, Fort Atkinson 14) Cody Erdmann, Horicon 15) Lincoln Keeser, Johnson Creek 16) Seth Reamer, Beaver Dam 17) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills 18) Chuck Duncan, Milwaukee
Fast Qualifier- Jason Erickson—14.209 seconds
Last Chance- Cody Erdmann, Don Gaserude, Lincoln Keeser, Seth Reamer
Consy- Roger Behlke, Joe Wendorf
Heat Winners- 1) Ed Kubicz 2) Cody Erdmann 3) Shaun Scheel
Feature Results- 1) Bobby Selsing, Johnson Creek 2) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit 3) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson 4) Josh Madell, Mayville 5) Randy Breunig, Columbus 6) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown 7) Tony Ciano, Janesville 8) Chris Jones, Capron (IL) 9) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson 10) Jim Taylor, Stoughton 11) Bryce Miller, Columbus 12) Tim Coley, Madison 13) Dan Schmidt, Farmington 14) Jake Biever, Janesville 15) Dan Silberhorn, Fond du Lac 16) Ed Jackson, Madison 17) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton
Fast Qualifier- Bobby Selsing—14.813 seconds
Heat Winners- 1) Tim Coley 2) Tony Ciano
Feature Results- 1) Brandon DeLacy, Stoughton 2) Mark English, Edgerton 3) Jamie Kohn, Madison 4) Neil Higgins, Watertown 5) Dillon Scott, Rio 6) Chris Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson 7) Josh Marx, Dousman 8) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie 9) Ashley Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson 10) Gary Stark, Sun Prairie 11) Jason Uttech, Watertown 12) Adam Schook, Palmyra 13) Nick Schmidt, Watertown 14) Chris Jackson, Jefferson 15) Noah Pankow, Jefferson 16) Devon Dixon, Janesville
Fast Qualifier- Mark English—15.994 seconds
Heat Winners- 1) Joe Cross 2) Neil Higgins
Feature Results- 1) Chester Williams, Waukesha 2) Kenny Storkson, Indianford 3) Bud Riedner, Waunakee 4) AJ Lloyd, Loves Park (IL) 5) Dan Snyder, Madison 6) Jim Robinson, Beloit 7) Brandon Angileri, Janesville 8) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater 9) Robby Robinson, Beloit 10) Jordan Egli, Stoughton 11) Phil Wuesthoff, Beaver Dam 12) Jon Benninger, Windsor 13) Ricky Sanwick, Janesville 14) Jessica Breunig, Columbus 15) Gary Paulick, Union Grove 16) Chuck Egli, Stoughton 17) Dustin Ward, Waterloo 18) Korey Bengsch, Fond du Lac
Fast Qualifier- AJ Lloyd—15.569 seconds
Heat Winners- 1) Korey Bengsch 2) Kenny Storkson
Feature Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson 2) Bill Sweeney, Lake Mills 3) Bryan Gottschalk, Jefferson 4) Craig Henning, Helenville 5) Bill Reynolds, Watertown 6) Merek Pankow, Jefferson 7) Mark Dewey, Janesville 8) Richie Nelson, Stoughton 9) Chester Williams, Waukesha 10) Rodger Stephenson, Cambridge 11) AJ Accardi, Madison 12) Leroy Gronert, Jefferson
Fast Qualifier- Chris Gottschalk—16.585 seconds
Heat Winners- 1) AJ Accardi 2) Craig Henning
Feature Results- 1) Nick Schmidt, Watertown 2) Chad Olds, Whitewater 3) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson 4) Lyle Phillips, Edgerton 5) Cade Watters, Sun Prairie 6) Jeremy Bredeson, Deforest 7) Bill Kohn, Madison 8) CJ Hemiller, Jefferson 9) Mike Misch, Rochelle (IL) 10) Tyler Edmundson, Janesville 11) Matt Weber, Whitewater 12) Don Trush, Sun Prairie 13) DJ Hill, Watertown 14) Carter Watters, Sun Prairie
Fast Qualifier- Nick Schmidt—13.998 seconds NEW TRACK RECORD
Heat Winners- 1) DJ Hill 2) Chad Olds
Feature Results- 1) Aaron Moyer, West Bend 2) Max McNamara, McHenry (IL) 3) Dilon Schwanbeck, Poynette 4) Frank Beutel, Caledonia 5) Cole Grey, Endeavor 6) Mark Ritger, Elkhart Lake 7) Derek Mueller, Verona 8) Lucas Stevenson, Janesville 9) Michael Hoffmann,
Fast Qualifier- Aaron Moyer—15.610 seconds
Heat Winner- Aaron Moyer
Feature Results- 1) Kolton Guralski, Wausau 2) Karter Stark, Marshall 3) Michael Guderski, Markesan 4) Logan Taylor, Watertown 5) Kaleb Winter, Rhinelander 6) Jevin Guralski, Wausau 7) Alex Hartwig, Portage 8) Anna Malouf, Rhinelander 9) Emma Hunstiger, Helenville 10) Chase Wangsness, Jefferson 11) Keegan Kehoe, Fort Atkinson 12) Kaeden Wangsness, Jefferson 13) Keagan Benz, Wausau 14) Robbie Rucks, Deerfield
Fast Qualifier- Kolton Guralski—14.265 seconds
Heat Winners- 1) Kaeden Wangsness 2) Kolton Guralski