JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, August 8, 2015) Shaun Scheel of Lake Mills got the front of the field midway through the Benninger Concrete 50 lap Late Model feature and stayed there to claim the victory. Scheel’s visit to victory lane is his first of the 2015 campaign in Jefferson Speedway’s premier division.
Kyle Smith and Bruce Lee paced the field to green as they battled side by side to open the action. The duo remained wheel to wheel while the field raced two by two behind them. On lap six, Lee drifted high through turns one and two allowing Smith to slide into the lead with Don Gaserude in his tracks for second. As Lee fell off the pace, Gaserude went to work on Smith at the front of the field. On lap ten, Gaserude got under Smith as they entered turn one. After a brief battle, Gaserude moved out front while Shaun Scheel claimed the third position. Scheel took his turn on the inside of Smith, stealing the second spot for himself on lap 16. Dylan Schuyler moved up to fill the gap under Smith as they fought for third while Scheel closed in on Gaserude. Schuyler and Smith battled door to door with point leader Casey Johnson now right behind them looking for a hole. Meanwhile, Scheel launched his bid for the lead on lap 23 as he dove under Gaserude entering turn three. A lap later, Scheel was in the clear as he started to pull away from Gaserude in second. The battle raged for third with Schuyler and Smith still side by side and Johnson watching from fifth. Dale Nottestad joined Johnson as they both searched for an opening. With 11 laps to go, Smith reclaimed the third position while Nottestad, Schuyler and Johnson raced three wide for fourth behind him. Johnson emerged with the position and quickly went to work on Smith for third. Johnson moved past Smith on lap 42, but Scheel was already well on his way to the checkers for the win. Gaserude finished second followed by Johnson, Nottestad and Smith.
In Sportsman action, Mike Rahn of DePere picked up his first career feature win at Jefferson Speedway after claiming the 30 lap affair. Mike Storkson and Russ Nicholson kicked off the action as they raced side by side from the front row. Storkson took command of the top spot on lap three with Scott Hoeft up to second. Hoeft took a shot at the lead on lap seven, but Storkson returned to the point. Rahn moved into third on lap ten as he closed in on the rear bumper of Hoeft. Rahn made the pass for second just before the caution flew on lap 17. Storkson restarted at the front with Rahn now filling his mirror and Hoeft in third. As racing resumed, Rahn went to work while Storkson tried to fend him off. On lap 22, Rahn got a good run under Storkson as they raced into turn one. After a good side by side battle, Rahn emerged with the lead on lap 23 as Mark Deporter moved up to challenge Storkson for second. Deporter cleared Storkson with four laps to go, but Rahn remained in control in the final circuits to grab the win. Deporter was second with Hoeft, Tim Coley and Jay Kalbus rounding out the top five.
Jamie Shelley of Edgerton led every lap of the 20 lap International feature to claim the win. Starting on the pole, Shelley took the lead on lap one as they raced through turns one and two. Brandon DeLacy moved up to second with Joe Cross in tow for third on lap three. Neil Higgins moved under Cross on lap five while Shelley stretched his advantage. Higgins slid past Cross and alongside DeLacy on lap six. Higgins cleared DeLacy for second on lap seven as he began to cut into Shelley’s large lead. Meanwhile, Seth Reamer was making his way through the top five up to third by lap 11. Higgins slowed reeled in Shelley at the front of the pack, finally catching him on the final lap. Higgins dove to the low side of the racing surface as they entered turn three the final time. Higgins and Shelley raced wheel to wheel off turn four as they came to the checkers. At the stripe, it was Shelley by a nose over Higgins for the win. Reamer was third followed by Mark English and Mike Lambert.
Wayne Buchs of Mazomanie took top honors in the 30 lap Hobby Stock main event. Jeff LeFave led early from the outside of row one with Buchs already up to second by lap three. Buchs drove to the high side of LeFave on lap five, clearing for the lead just before a caution slowed the pace on lap six. As racing resumed, Boyd Eichelkraut moved around LeFave to claim second. Eichelkraut pulled up behind Buchs at the front on lap 13, looking to the low side of the leader through turns three and four. Eichelkraut drew even with Buchs on lap 14 as the pair of competitors raced door to door. Cody Buchs joined the leaders on lap 22 as he watched from third. Wayne Buchs moved back out front alone just before the second yellow flag waved with three laps to go. As racing got back underway, Cody Buchs drove to the high side of Eichelkraut looking for second. Cody Buchs cleared at the stripe to begin the final circuit. But Wayne Buchs held him off on the final lap to pick up the victory. Cody Buchs settled for second with Eichelkraut, Jim Wolf and Jared Vike completing the top five.
Jefferson’s Chris Gottschalk captured the 20 lap Road Warrior feature event. After a multi car melee on lap one, Bill Sweeney grabbed the early lead with Kenny Storkson and Bill Reynolds fighting for second behind him. Reynolds briefly claimed the position until Gottschalk charged up underneath him on lap four. Gottschalk cleared for second as he looked to catch Sweeney on the point. Gottschalk did just that on lap 11, moving under Sweeney and looking to lead. Gottschalk cleared for the top spot on lap 13, dropping Sweeney to second. Gottschalk remained in control to close out the feature event and get the win. Sweeney was second followed by Storkson, Craig Henning and Bryan Gottschalk.
Brody Chilvers of Milton picked up his first career feature win by claiming the 20 lap Bandit main event. Adam Schook took the initial lead on lap one with Jeremy Bredeson and Chad Olds fighting for second. Olds cleared for the spot on lap four bringing Josh Marx along for third in the process. On lap six, Chilvers joined Marx in a battle for third. Chilvers cleared Marx a lap later as he drove up alongside Olds for second. Chilvers completed the pass and kept moving forward next to Schook on lap eight. Chilvers cleared for the top spot as he immediately began to pull away from the field. Marx got by Schook for second with Jamie Kohn joining him on lap 14. Chilvers continued to drive away while Marx and Kohn battled for the second spot. At the checkers, it was Chilvers with the commanding lead while Kohn bested Marx for second. Olds was fourth with Nick Schmidt rounding out the top five.
Next Saturday, August 15, is Cost Cutters Hair Care Kid’s Bike Night with a full program in all six divisions. Time trials begin at 5pm with racing at 7pm sharp. 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) Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills 2) Don Gaserude, Fort Atkinson 3) Casey Johnson, Edgerton 4) Dale Nottestad, Cambridge 5) Kyle Smith, Lake Mills 6) Alex Papini, Machesney Park (IL) 7) Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson 8) Michael Grueneberg, Madison 9) Jason Erickson, Fort Atkinson 10) Brandon Pendleton, Helenville 11) Noel Ramge, Helenville 12) Chris Quam, Stoughton 13) Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills 14) Roger Behlke, Jefferson 15) Craig Phillips, Edgerton 16) Trent Erdman, Fort Atkinson 17) Tyler Peterson, Lake Geneva 18) Bruce Lee, Cambridge
Fast Qualifier- Casey Johnson—14.031 seconds NEW TRACK RECORD
Last Chance- Roger Behlke, Craig Phillips, Luke Westenberg, Tyler Peterson
Consi- Andy Brocker, Tiffany Desjarlais, Eddie May, Lincoln Keeser, Scott Patrick
Heat Winners- 1) Tiffany Desjarlais 2) Jerry Eckhardt 3) Shaun Scheel 4) Noel Ramge
Feature Results- 1) Mike Rahn, DePere 2) Mark Deporter, Fort Atkinson 3) Scott Hoeft, Watertown 4) Tim Coley, Madison 5) Jay Kalbus, Whitewater 6) Chris Chenoweth, Watertown 7) Terry Wangsness, Jefferson 8) Tony Ciano, Janesville 9) Russ Nicholson, Stoughton 10) Jim Taylor, Stoughton 11) Tom Schuette, Fort Atkinson 12) Ed Jackson, Madison 13) Brian Mayer, Machesney Park (IL) 14) Chester Williams, Waukesha 15) Brett Carson, Johnson Creek 16) Dan Silberhorn, Fond du Lac 17) Mike Storkson, Evansville
Fast Qualifier- Jay Kalbus—14.955 seconds
Heat Winners- 1) Brian Mayer 2) Mark Deporter
Feature Results- 1) Jamie Shelley, Edgerton 2) Neil Higgins, Watertown 3) Seth Reamer, Beaver Dam 4) Mark English, Edgerton 5) Mike Lambert, Fort Atkinson 6) Merek Pankow, Jefferson 7) Brandon DeLacy, Fort Atkinson 8) Joe Cross, Sun Prairie 9) Jason Uttech, Watertown 10) Keith Bell, Brodhead 11) Seth Green, Fort Atkinson 12) Noah Pankow, Jefferson
Fast Qualifier- Seth Reamer—16.353 seconds
Heat Winners- 1) Joe Cross 2) Neil Higgins
Feature Results- 1) Wayne Buchs, Mazomanie 2) Cody Buchs, Mazomanie 3) Boyd Eichelkraut, Stoughton 4) Jim Wolf, Watertown 5) Jared Vike, Deforest 6) Lucas Buckingham, Whitewater 7) Gary Paulick, Union Grove 8) Jeff LeFave, Fort Atkinson 9) Dustin Ward, Waterloo 10) Dylan Buckingham, Whitewater 11) Jon Benninger, Windsor 12) AJ Lloyd, Machesney Park (IL)
Fast Qualifier- AJ Lloyd—15.784 seconds
Heat Winners- 1) Lucas Buckingham 2) Cody Buchs
Feature Results- 1) Chris Gottschalk, Jefferson 2) Bill Sweeney, Aztalan 3) Kenny Storkson, Indianford 4) Craig Henning, Helenville 5) Bryan Gottschalk, Jefferson 6) Bill Reynolds, Watertown 7) Anthony Accardi, Watertown 8) Lucas Stevenson, Beloit 9) Charles Nevotney, Fort Atkinson
Fast Qualifier- Craig Henning—16.548 seconds NEW TRACK RECORD
Heat Winners- 1) Anthony Accardi 2) Chris Gottschalk
Feature Results- 1) Brody Chilvers, Milton 2) Jamie Kohn, Madison 3) Josh Marx, Dousman 4) Chad Olds, Whitewater 5) Nick Schmidt, Watertown 6) Dustin Yanke, Fort Atkinson 7) Adam Schook, Palmyra 8) Jeremy Bredeson, Deforest 9) DJ Hill, Watertown
Fast Qualifier- Brody Chilvers—17.101 seconds
Heat Winners- 1) Josh Marx 2) Jamie Kohn