JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, August 29, 2015) Jefferson’s Dylan Schuyler got to the front of the B&M Electric 50 lap Late Model feature on Saturday night and held off a late race charge to capture the win. Schuyler’s victory marks his second such accomplishment in the 2015 season.
Before the field could take the green flag, pole sitter Eddie May experienced a flat left rear tire as he spun his mount exiting turn four. May collected Chris Quam as his competitors swerved to miss the melee. Once order was restored, John Ovadal Jr and Bruce Lee led the field to the drop of the green flag as they battled side by side for control of the top spot. Ovadal led lap one by inches with nothing settled on the point. On lap five, with neither driver giving an inch, contact between the duo resulted in Ovadal spinning down the front stretch to force the caution period. Both drivers were forced to the rear of the field on the restart with Schuyler inheriting the lead followed by Trent Erdman and Brent Edmunds. Once racing resumed, Edmunds began to challenge Erdman for second, pulling alongside on lap seven. Edmunds cleared for the position on lap nine with Brandon Pendleton trying to follow into third. Pendleton moved past Erdman on lap ten and quickly set his sights on Edmunds. While Pendleton and Edmunds fought for second, Michael Grueneberg and Casey Johnson moved into the top five. Pendleton cleared Edmunds for second on lap 16 with Grueneberg in his tracks for third. Johnson followed past Edmunds to pick up the fourth spot and continue forward alongside Grueneberg for third. Johnson completed the pass on lap 24 with Dale Nottestad in tow for fourth. Meanwhile at the front, Pendleton began to reel in Schuyler, closing the gap slightly as the laps wound down. With 12 laps remaining, Pendleton found himself on Schuyler’s rear bumper. Pendleton searched for an opening to draw even with Schuyler while Johnson and Nottestad closed in as well. Schuyler and Pendleton raced for control with Johnson now close behind. With five laps to go, Schuyler and Pendleton were wheel to wheel with Johnson and Nottestad right behind fighting for third. As the laps ticked away, Schuyler owned a slight advantage each time they crossed the stripe. As they raced out of turn four one final time, Schuyler held the momentum and carried it past the checkered flag for the win. Pendleton settled for second with Johnson, Nottestad and Grueneberg rounding out the top five.
Jefferson’s Jason Thoma got to the front of the 30 lap Sportsman feature and ran away to capture the win. Kody Hubred and Tim Coley brought the field to green as they battle door to door for the lead. After a great side by side war, Hubred took control on lap five. Coley fell to second followed by Scott Hoeft and Randy Breunig. Thoma pulled up next to Breunig looking for fourth on lap eight. Thoma took the position and continued forward alongside Hoeft on lap nine. Thoma was clear for third by lap ten with Hubred still showing the way out front. On lap 14, Thoma drove to the outside of Coley as they fought for second. Thoma cleared for second and dove to the low side as he began to challenge Hubred for the top spot. On lap 18, Thoma and Hubred were side by side with Thoma inching forward. Thoma cleared for the lead and immediately began to pull away from the field. Coley moved up to kick off another battle with Hubred, this time for second. Coley cleared for the position on lap 23, but Thoma was already well on his way to the win. Coley finished second followed by Hubred, Jay Kalbus and Jim Taylor.
Mike Lambert of Fort Atkinson claimed the 20 lap International feature event. Seth Green took the initial lead on lap one with Brandon DeLacy up to second. DeLacy moved past Green on lap two bringing Lambert along for second. Lambert wasted little time behind DeLacy, dropping to the low side and powering past into the lead on lap four. Tommy Pfeifer drew even with DeLacy for second with Neil Higgins coming up on the bottom to join the battle. Higgins emerged with the second spot on lap seven with Seth Reamer following him into third. Reamer passed Higgins for second on lap nine as he looked to close in on Lambert’s already large lead. But Lambert had the field covered as he cruised to the checkers to pick up the win. Reamer was second with Higgins, Jason Uttech and DeLacy completing the top five.
AJ Lloyd of Machesney Park, IL, made the late race pass to net the win in the 25 lap Hobby Stock main event. Korey Bengsch and Jeff LeFave battled for position to start the race. With nothing settled out front, Dylan Buckingham split the leaders on lap three as they raced three wide for control of the lead. Buckingham cleared for the lead on lap five with his brother, Lucas filling the hole between Bengsch and LeFave. Lucas Buckingham eventually moved into sole possession of second on lap ten with Jared Vike and Dustin Ward following into third and fourth respectively. Vike went to work on Lucas Buckingham while Lloyd joined the top five. On lap 14, Vike got by Lucas Buckingham for second with Ward and Lloyd in his tracks. One lap later, Ward drove to the outside of Vike while Lloyd dropped to the low side. The trio raced three wide into turn three with Ward getting stuck behind a lapped vehicle. Lloyd and Vike emerged side by side for second with Lloyd taking the position for himself on lap 19. Lloyd continued his charge toward the front, catching Dylan Buckingham on lap 22. After a brief side by side battle, Lloyd moved into control of the top spot with just two laps to go. Lloyd hung on to the lead from there to see the checkers first with Dylan Buckingham, Vike, Ward and Lucas Buckingham rounding out the top five.
Chris Gottschalk of Jefferson won the 20 lap Road Warrior feature event. Anthony Accardi led lap one from the pole with Bill Sweeney and Bill Reynolds battling for second behind him. Reynolds took over second and moved around Accardi on lap three with Gottschalk already up to second. Gottschalk dove under Reynolds, clearing for the lead on lap six. Sweeney followed into second as he began to shadow the new leader. But Gottschalk kept him at bay to cross the stripe first for the win. Sweeney was second followed by Craig Henning, Kenny Storkson and Reynolds.
Dousman’s Josh Marx claimed the 20 lap Bandit feature event. Bill Kohn led lap one with Josh Rusch and Jeremy Bredeson fighting for second. Bredeson took the spot on lap three with Marx charging up alongside him. Marx cleared for second on lap six as he dropped to the low side of the racing surface. Marx drew even with Kohn on lap seven, motoring past into the lead as they raced out of turn four. Marx began to pull away while Adam Schook and Jamie Kohn moved up to battle for second. After some contact, Schook claimed the position with Kohn dropping to third. Marx remained in control in the closing laps to see the checkers first. Schook finished second followed by Jamie Kohn, Nick Schmidt and Dustin Yanke.
Next Saturday, September 5, is a full program of racing in all six divisions with time trials at 5pm and racing at 7pm. Sunday, September 6, is also round three of the Tournament of Destruction. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18. Please visit www.jeffersonspeedway.com for more information.
JEFFERSON SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY
Feature Results- 1) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson 2) Brandon Pendleton, Helenville 3) Casey Johnson, Edgerton 4) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge 5) Michael Grueneberg, Madison 6) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson 7) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills 8) Brent Edmunds, Monticello 9) Trent Erdman, Fort Atkinson 10) Bruce Lee, Cambridge 11) Noel Ramge, Helenville 12) Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek 13) Roger Behlke, Jefferson 14) Chris Quam, Stoughton 15) Tory Bagley, Stoughton 16) John Ovadal Jr, Watertown 17) Eddie May, Crystal Lake (IL) 18) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson
Fast Qualifier- Casey Johnson—14.110 seconds
Last Chance- Roger Behlke, Tory Bagley, Noel Ramge, Jerry Eckhardt
Consi- Tory Adams, Kyle Smith
Heat Winners- 1) Tory Adams 2) Tyler Peterson 3) Eddie May 4) Chris Quam
Feature Results- 1) Jason Thoma, Jefferson 2) Tim Coley, Madison 3) Kody Hubred, Utica 4) Jay Kalbus, Whitewater 5) Jim Taylor, Stoughton 6) Jim Tate Jr, Doylestown 7) Tony Ciano, Janesville 8) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown 9) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson 10) Scott Hoeft, Watertown 11) Steve Anderson, Evansville 12) Ed Jackson, Madison 13) Russ Nicholson, Stoughton 14) Randy Breunig, Columbus
Fast Qualifier- Tony Ciano—14.854 seconds
Heat Winners- 1) Randy Breunig 2) Chris Chenoweth
Feature Results- 1) Mike Lambert, Fort Atkinson 2) Seth Reamer, Beaver Dam 3) Neil Higgins, Watertown 4) Jason Uttech, Watertown 5) Brandon DeLacy, Fort Atkinson 6) Tom Pfeifer, Fort Atkinson 7) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie 8) Seth Green, Fort Atkinson 9) Noah Pankow, Jefferson 10) Merek Pankow, Jefferson
Fast Qualifier- Seth Reamer—16.341 seconds
Heat Winners- 1) Mike Lambert 2)Neil Higgins
Feature Results- 1) AJ Lloyd, Machesney Park (IL) 2) Dylan Buckingham, Whitewater 3) Jared Vike, Deforest 4) Dustin Ward, Waterloo 5) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater 6) Jamie Tate, Doylestown 7) Jim Wolf, Watertown 8) Korey Bengsch, Sun Prairie 9) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton 10) Jon Benninger, Windsor 11) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson 12) Gary Paulick, Union Grove 13) Brandon DeLacy, Fort Atkinson 14) Rodger Stephenson, Cambridge 15) Eric Bennett, Beloit 16) Wayne Buchs, Mazomanie 17) Cody Buchs, Mazomanie
Fast Qualifier- Dustin Ward—15.812 seconds
Heat Winners- 1) Wayne Buchs 2) Dylan Buckingham
Feature Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk, Jefferson 2) Bill Sweeney, Aztalan 3) Craig Henning, Helenville 4) Kenny Storkson, Indianford 5) Bill Reynolds, Watertown 6) Anthony Accardi, Watertown 7) Rodger Stephenson, Cambridge 8) Lucas Stevenson, Beloit
Fast Qualifier- Craig Henning—16.503 seconds NEW TRACK RECORD
Heat Winner- Chris Gottschalk
Feature Results- 1) Josh Marx, Dousman 2) Adam Schook, Palmyra 3) Jamie Kohn, Madison 4) Nick Schmidt, Watertown 5) Dustin Yanke, Fort Atkinson 6) Jeremy Bredeson, Deforest 7) Chad Olds, Whitewater 8) Brody Chilvers, Milton 9) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson 10) Bill Kohn, Madison 11) Heather Stark, Watertown 12) Josh Rusch, Fort Atkinson 13) DJ Hill, Watertown 14) Dylan Brown, Jefferson
Fast Qualifier- Jamie Kohn—17.182 seconds
Heat Winners- 1) Heather Stark 2) Josh Marx