JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, June 10, 2017) Shaun Scheel of Lake Mills used a late race pass to net the lead and score the win in the Triana’s Trophy Case 50 lap Late Model feature on Saturday night. The win marks Scheel’s first feature victory of the young 2017 season at Wisconsin’s Action Track as he looks to increase his lead in the point standings.
Dylan Schuyler and Cody Erdmann paced the stout field of drivers to the green flag. Erdmann held the advantage as they completed lap one with Schuyler still flanking him to the inside. Erdmann began to edge forward, finally clearing for sole possession of first on lap five. But two laps later, Schuyler charged back under Erdmann, drawing even once again. The time Schuyler stuck his nose out front, eventually clearing for the top spot on lap ten. Erdmann tried to crossover and get back next to Schuyler, but when that didn’t work, he settled in line behind Schuyler while Don Gaserude and Stephen Scheel fought for third behind them. Gaserude moved into third alone, and by lap 20 the top three began to break away from the pack slightly. Shaun Scheel got to fourth and began to run down the leaders until a caution on lap 30 slowed the action when Steve Dobbratz made hard contact with the turn three wall, ending his evening. As racing resumed, Scheel went to work on Gaserude, stealing the third spot on lap 32 with Kody Hubred in tow for fourth. With 15 laps to go, Scheel drew even with Erdmann for second, clearing a lap later and bringing Hubred along for third. Scheel began to pressure Schuyler as the laps ticked away. On lap 45, Scheel dove under the leader while Hubred watched closely from third. Schuyler and Scheel raced side by side as Scheel inched forward. With three laps to go, Scheel slid out front while Hubred tried to follow past Schuyler. Scheel hung on to the top spot as the checkers flew with Hubred edging out Schuyler for second. Erdmann finished fourth followed by Luke Westenberg in fifth.
Building on his second place finish from a week ago, Beloit’s Robert Hansberry Jr picked up the win in the 30 lap Sportsman main event. Dustin Ward grabbed the early lead from the outside of row one with Josh Madell quickly up to second. Jay Kalbus moved into third behind them on lap two and went right to work on Madell for the runner up position. Kalbus drove under Madell on lap four, clearing for second a lap later as they raced off turn two. Kalbus continued forward, pulling even with Ward on lap six. By lap seven, Kalbus was out front alone while Hansberry entered the top five. Hansberry picked his way through the top five, gaining second on lap 11. Hansberry set his sights on Kalbus, peeking low through turns three and four on lap 12. When that didn’t work, Hansberry charged to the high side as he looked to draw even with Kalbus. The duo raced door to door off turn four on lap 13 as Hansberry began inching ahead. After a five lap battle, Hansberry moved out front and began to stretch his advantage over Kalbus. At the checkers, it was Hansberry for the win followed by Kalbus, Chris Chenoweth, Bobby Selsing and Tony Ciano.
Devon Dixon of Janesville scored the win in the 20 lap International feature event. Joe Cross and Noah Pankow lead the field to green with Pankow taking the initial lead. Ashley Smith and Josh Marx followed in second and third respectively. Pankow, Smith and Marx began to fight for the top spot on lap four as they exited turn four. When this happened, the field bunched up behind them, forcing some to check up. The incident ended when Mike Lambert drove very hard into the turn two wall for force the sole caution of the race. Lambert’s evening was over as he needed to be checked over by emergency personnel. Once racing resumed, Pankow moved back to the lead with Marx now racing up to second. Marx quickly drove by Pankow to secure the lead with Dixon in his tracks for second. Dixon wasted little time behind Marx, drawing even and moving past on lap eight. Dixon began to pull away slightly while Marx tried to hold off Neil Higgins for second. In the closing laps, Dixon began to show smoke from his machine. But he was able to get to the checkers to pick up the win with Higgins, Mark English, Marx and Pankow rounding out the top five.
Fort Atkinson’s Chris Gottschalk captured the 15 lap Road Warrior feature event. Richie Nelson led early from the pole with Craig Henning up to second. On lap three, Henning motored by Nelson to take over the top spot with Gottschalk in his tracks for second. Gottschalk began looking to the high side of Henning on lap five, finally pulling alongside on lap eight. Gottschalk slid forward, taking control of the lead on lap 11 as they raced into turn one. Bryan Gottschalk got by Henning for second as well, but Chris was the first across the stripe to get the win. Henning was third followed by Bill Reynolds and Merek Pankow.
Tyler Deporter of Fort Atkinson scored the win in the 15 lap Bandit feature event. CJ Hemiller took the lead on lap one with Cade Watters running second. DJ Smith joined the battle at the front on lap four, taking second from Watters. On lap five, contact between Smith and Hemiller resulted in Hemiller spinning as they raced into turn three. Smith inherited the top spot with Deporter and Chad Olds moving up to battle for second. On lap nine Deporter, Smith and Olds raced three wide into turn one with Deporter emerging as the leader. Jeremy Bredeson slipped into second and tried to challenge Deporter, but was unable to make a pass. At the checkers, it was Deporter for the win followed by Bredeson, Smith, Olds and Bill Kohn.
Kolton Guralski of Wausau captured the 15 lap Bandolero feature event. After an early caution on lap one, Logan Taylor took the early lead with Robbie Rucks and Anna Malouf battling for second. Rucks moved forward next to Taylor, clearing for the lead on lap four. Karter Stark followed into second with Guralski up to third. Stark and Guralski slipped by Rucks on lap six as Guralski began to size up the new leader. On lap nine, Guralski drove to the high side of Stark, pulling alongside as they raced for the lead. As they raced off turn two on lap ten, Guralski moved his machine out front and began to pull away. Guralski cruised to the checkers with Stark, Rucks, Jevin Guralski and Malouf completing the top five.
Next Saturday, June 17, is a full racing program sponsored by CR Construction. The Legends will join the program as the Sportsmen have the evening off. 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) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills 2) Kody Hubred, Cambridge 3) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson 4) Cody Erdmann, Horicon 5) Luke Westenberg, Jefferson 6) Don Gaserude, Fort Atkinson 7) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge 8) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson 9) Kyle Chwala, Jefferson 10) Jacob Nottestad, Utica 11) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills 12) Noel Ramge, Helenville 13) John Ovadal Jr, Watertown 14) Ed Wolff III, Watertown 15) Steve Dobbratz, Rio 16) Jordan DeVoy, Lake Geneva 17) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills 18) Michael Grueneberg, Madison
Fast Qualifier- Jason Erickson—14.225 seconds
Last Chance- Kyle Smith, Michael Grueneberg, Ed Wolff III, Noel Ramge
Heat Winners- 1) Lincoln Keeser 2) Ed Wolff III 3) John Ovadal Jr
Feature Results- 1) Robert Hansberry Jr, Beloit 2) Jay Kalbus, Watertown 3) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown 4) Bobby Selsing, Johnson Creek 5) Tony Ciano, Janesville 6) Josh Madell, Mayville 7) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson 8) Jason Thoma, Jefferson 9) Jim Taylor, Stoughton 10) Tim Coley, Madison 11) Dustin Ward, Waterloo 12) Dan Schmidt, Farmington 13) Dan Silberhorn, Fond du Lac 14) Bryce Miller, Columbus 15) Ed Jackson, Madison 16) Jake Biever, Janesville 17) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton
Fast Qualifier- Robert Hansberry Jr—14.850 seconds
Heat Winners- 1) Dan Schmidt 2) Jay Kalbus
Feature Results- 1) Devon Dixon, Janesville 2) Neil Higgins, Watertown 3) Mark English, Edgerton 4) Josh Marx, Dousman 5) Noah Pankow, Jefferson 6) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie 7) Brandon DeLacy, Stoughton 8) Jason Uttech, Watertown 9) Chris Jackson, Jefferson 10) Ashley Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson 11) Jamie Kohn, Madison 12) Mike Lambert, Fort Atkinson
Fast Qualifier- Mike Lambert—15.952 seconds
Heat Winners- 1) Jamie Kohn 2) Mike Lambert
Feature Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk, Fort Atkinson 2) Bryan Gottschalk, Jefferson 3) Craig Henning, Helenville 4) Bill Reynolds, Watertown 5) Merek Pankow, Jefferson 6) Richie Nelson, Evansville 7) Jason Uttech, Watertown 8) AJ Accardi, Madison 9) Brandt Nicholson, Jefferson 10) Leroy Gronert, Jefferson 11) Jeff Senky, Janesville
Fast Qualifier- Chris Gottschalk—16.692 seconds
Heat Winners- 1) Jason Uttech 2) Bryan Gottschalk
Feature Results- 1) Tyler Deporter, Fort Atkinson 2) Jeremy Bredeson, Deforest 3) DJ Hill, Watertown 4) Chad Olds, Whitewater 5) Bill Kohn, Madison 6) Cade Watters, Sun Prairie 7) Barrett Hummelmaier, Beaver Dam 8) Bart Brockman, Rockford (IL) 9) Josh Lenz, Lake Mills 10) Brett Carson, Fort Atkinson 11) CJ Hemiller, Watertown
Fast Qualifier- Chad Olds—14.313 seconds
Heat Winners- 1) Cade Watters 2) Bart Brockman
Feature Results- 1) Kolton Guralski, Wausau 2) Karter Stark, Marshall 3) Robbie Rucks, Deerfield 4) Jevin Guralski, Wausau 5) Anna Malouf, Rhinelander 6) Chase Wangsness, Jefferson 7) Emma Hunstiger, Helenville 8) Logan Taylor, Watertown 9) Michael Guderski, Markesan 10) Kaeden Wangsness, Jefferson 11) Keagen Benz, Wausau 12) Alex Hartwig, Portage
Fast Qualifier- Alex Hartwig—14.270 seconds
Heat Winners- 1) Anna Malouf 2) Kolton Guralski