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Jacob Nottestad Victorious at Jefferson Speedway; Race Report for May 22, 2021

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Jefferson Speedway Race Report for May 22, 2021

By Nichole N. Schultz

CAMBRIDGE, WI (Saturday, May 22, 2021) – The second week of racing was rained out on May 15, bringing the ladies and gentlemen back to the track for a full night of racing at Wisconsin’s Action Track on May 22.  Six divisions of racing packed the program, highlighted by the Fort Atkinson Small Engines 50 lap Late Model main event. When it was over, third generation driver, Jacob Nottestad, stood victorious after taking the lead on lap 14.

Rookie Ryan Weyer and Luke Westenberg  paced the Clear View Tree Care Late Model feature to green with Weyer jumping on the early lead. Shaun Scheel and Stephen Scheel followed behind the two with Shaun pouncing into second. The top 3 positions remained Weyer, Shaun, and Westenberg for several laps. On lap 9 the first of 4 cautions would happen when Michael Gruenberg, Dale Nottestad and Westenberg got involved with each other in turn one. The field would reline up with those 3 in the rear of the field, the race would restart with Weyer and Shaun leading. On lap 11 the second caution would come out for Gruenberg for a mishap of his hood flying up and making him lose sight of the track. Shaun Scheel would take the lead for 5 laps while Riley Stenjem and Jacob Nottestad were on the move. With Stenjem in second behind Scheel and J. Nottestad not far behind, on lap 14 Nottestad would take the lead with Scheel in second and Stenjem in third. The battle between the top positions gave Nottestad plenty of time to gain a large lead. On lap 17 Stenjem overtook Scheel for second where he would remain the rest of the race. On lap 20 Weyer spun alone causing the third caution of the race. The race restart was with J. Nottestad and Stenjem. On lap 29, the final caution would be brought out by Weyer spinning again and this time into another driver. The race restarted single file with J. Nottestad at the point. On lap 31 D. Nottestad would finally make it to the top 5 and take the 5th position. As laps would continue to tick away, D. Nottestad would continue his pursuit to the top. On lap 36, he moved to the fourth position overtaking Seth Reamer. On lap 41 & 42 he fought Shaun Scheel for the 3rd position finally taking it on lap 43 where he remain until the checker. The race ended single file for the front runners, J. Nottestad, Stenjem, D. Nottestad, Shaun Scheel and Reamer for the top 5.

The Serenity Concepts sportsman feature was claimed by Mark Deporter after a sea saw battle. It started with an almost immediate caution on lap 2. This would be the only caution of the race. It involved Tyler Deporter, Tony Ciano and Tytus Hegestad. Pacing the field on the restart would be Bobby Selsing Jr. and Jason Thoma. With the pole position, Selsing Jr. was able to take the lead. This gave way from M. Deporter who started in 9th position to get to third because of the double file restart after picking his lane. M. Deporter would pass Thoma on lap 6 for second and then continue the hunt on Selsing Jr. The sea saw battle began on lap 20/ 21 when Deporter would make it halfway up Selsing door. Finally on lap 22, M. Deporter would take the lead from Selsing Jr. But Selsing didn’t want second and passed M. Deporter back on lap 23. M. Deporter crossed the start/ finish line again ahead of Selsing Jr. on lap 25 they raced door handle to door handle. But it was finally on lap 25 M. Deporter took the lead the raced to victory lane. Top five finishers: M. Deporter, Selsing Jr. Chris Jones, Tim Coley and Thoma.

James Junget collects the win for the 20 lap Wolff Pack Apparel International feature. Timothy Higgins and Josh Rusch paced the field and after the first lap was complete the first caution was brought out by Rusch, Jason UTech and Carson Strese. The race restarted and Rusch leading the first 4 laps. Mark Dewey made a run for the front and took over the lead on lap 5 with James Junget in a fast chase to the front, only allowing Dewey the lone lap lead. Junget continued to lead the rest of the race. Weston Strese finished second, followed by Jason Uttech, Neil Higgins and finishing your top five T. Higgins.

The last event of the night was the road warrior feature, sponsored by Marc’s Garage of Cambridge. 6 Cars started, with the 15 of Aaron Genske taking the lead. He led for 1, lap when AJ Acardi in the 14 took over and led the rest of the race to win. The real action was midway through the feature between the 17 of Kevin “Sonic” Zimmerman and 16 “Mr. Excitement” Rodger Stevenson. They battled back and forth for 3-4 laps with Zimmerman finally finishing in 3rd ahead of Stevenson. Finishing order, Acardi, Matthew Thoma, Zimmerman, Stevenson, Garrett Meister and Genske.

Matt Krinke claimed the Fort Atkinson Small Engine Bandit 20 lap feature event. Krinke started on the poll and lead the entire race. Finishing in the top five: Krinke, Nick Newton, Carson Phillips, Tommy Bleecker, and Gavin Smothers.

Bandolero feature started with 14 cars. Alex Hartwig, captured the 15 lap CR Custom Construction Bandolero feature race for the second race of the season. 7D Easton Riedner grabbed the hole shot and took the lead on the first lap. He led for 4 laps and was overtaken by 901 Alex Hartwig. On lap 11 the caution was brought out by the 5 of Penn Sauter. With 4 laps to go, Hartwig finished with the win, followed by Cohen Henze, Riedner, Avery Linnerud, and Lincoln Cain.

Next Saturday, May 29, is a special program with a “Salute to the Troops” the ARCA Midwest Series brings the super late models to the track. Time trials at 5pm and racing at 7pm. On Sunday, May 30th, Round One of the Tournament of Destruction with fireworks and racing starting at 7pm. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18. Please visit for more information.

By Nichole N. Schultz


Late Model Qualifying

PosStart NumberCompetitorBest Lap
197NJacob Nottestad14.202
294EJason Erickson14.212
32NDale Nottestad14.216
477SRiley Stenjem14.289
537RSeth Reamer14.304
61GMichael Gruenberg14.341
733SDylan Schuyler14.357
84SCStephan Scheel14.446
98SShaun Scheel14.447
1016WLuke Westenberg14.47
1112WRyan Weyer14.562
1256GKolton Guralski14.584
1347MDavid Malisch14.657
1440PScott Patrick14.693
159KPaul Kisow14.704
1661EJerry Eckhardt14.704
1797CChris Chenoweth14.707
1897SKyle Smth14.72
1941TMike Taylor14.94
2017BBill Bush15.015
217KEd Kubicz15.119
2220WDale Warner15.445

Late Models Heat 1

PosStart NumberCompetitor
197CChris Chenoweth
297SKyle Smth
361EJerry Eckhardt
49KPaul Kisow
57KEd Kubicz
641TMike Taylor
717BBill Bush
820WDale Warner

Late Models Heat 2

PosStart NumberCompetitor
156GKolton Guralski
21GMichael Gruenberg
394EJason Erickson
433SDylan Schuyler
58SShaun Scheel
677SRiley Stenjem
740PScott Patrick

Late Models Heat 3

PosStart NumberCompetitor
12NDale Nottestad
216WLuke Westenberg
312WRyan Weyer
497NJacob Nottestad
54SCStephan Scheel
637RSeth Reamer
747MDavid Malisch

Late Model Last Chance

PosStart NumberCompetitor
19KPaul Kisow
297SKyle Smth
361EJerry Eckhardt
497CChris Chenoweth
541TMike Taylor
617BBill Bush
77KEd Kubicz
820WDale Warner

Late Model Feature

PosStart NumberCompetitor 
197NJacob Nottestad 
277SRiley Stenjem 
32NDale Nottestad 
48SShaun Scheel 
537RSeth Reamer 
656GKolton Guralski 
733SDylan Schuyler 
897SKyle Smth 
91GMichael Gruenberg 
109KPaul Kisow 
1161EJerry Eckhardt 
1240PScott Patrick 
1312WRyan Weyer 
1497CChris Chenoweth 
154SCStephan Scheel 
1616WLuke Westenberg 
1794EJason Erickson 
1847MDavid Malisch 

Sportman Qualifying

PosStart NumberCompetitorBest Lap
128DMark Deporter14.779
291CTim Coley14.794
36TJason Thoma14.878
422JChris Jones14.883
542SBobby  Selsing14.922
690HTytus Helgestad14.923
72DTyler Deporter14.952
88SAdam Schook15.01
986CTony Ciano15.059
104TJim Taylor15.122
1171MJosh Madell15.135
1226LMike Lambert15.164
1397WChris Weber15.17
1434BJake Biever15.292
1580HCris Harmon15.305
1627KJay Kalbus15.305
175GBobby Giers15.43
1824TCollin Tomlinson15.43
1967Russ Nicholson15.466

Sportsman Heat 1

PosStart NumberCompetitor
15GBobby Giers
234BJake Biever
324TCollin Tomlinson
480HCris Harmon
567Russ Nicholson
697WChris Weber
727KJay Kalbus

Sportsman Heat 2

PosStart NumberCompetitor
14TJim Taylor
226LMike Lambert
390HTytus Helgestad
422JChris Jones
58SAdam Schook
691CTim Coley

Sportsman Heat 3

PosStart NumberCompetitor
16TJason Thoma
271MJosh Madell
32DTyler Deporter
428DMark Deporter
586CTony Ciano
642SBobby  Selsing

Sportsman Last Chance

PosStart NumberCompetitor 
15GBobby Giers 
227KJay Kalbus 
334BJake Biever 
424TCollin Tomlinson 
580HCris Harmon 
697WChris Weber 
767Russ Nicholson 

Sportsman Feature

PosStart NumberCompetitor
128DMark Deporter
242SBobby  Selsing
322JChris Jones
491CTim Coley
56TJason Thoma
64TJim Taylor
790HTytus Helgestad
871MJosh Madell
926LMike Lambert
105GBobby Giers
1127KJay Kalbus
128SAdam Schook
1386CTony Ciano
142DTyler Deporter
1534BJake Biever
1624TCollin Tomlinson

International Qualifying

PosStart NumberCompetitorBest Lap
192SKarter Stark15.576
282DMark Dewey15.768
327JJames Junget15.839
436UJason  Uttech15.971
511SWeston Strese15.977
666HNeil Higgins16.018
78WCarson Weston16.118
892RJosh Rusch16.17
977HTimothy Higgins16.175
102RJim Ronspiez16.39
117BJeremy Bredeson16.637
1221ETyler Edmundson16.767
1312PCaden Pankow16.78
1445WMichael Weissmann16.828

International Heat 1

PosStart NumberCompetitor
112PCaden Pankow
292RJosh Rusch
32RJim Ronspiez
421ETyler Edmundson
577HTimothy Higgins
645WMichael Weissmann
77BJeremy Bredeson

International Heat 2

PosStart NumberCompetitor
111SWeston Strese
266HNeil Higgins
327JJames Junget
492SKarter Stark
536UJason  Uttech
682DMark Dewey
78WCarson Strese

International Feature

PosStart NumberCompetitor
127JJames Junget
211SWeston Strese
336UJason  Uttech
466HNeil Higgins
577HTimothy Higgins
692RJosh Rusch
792SKarter Stark
87BJeremy Bredeson
92RJim Ronspiez
1021ETyler Edmundson
1112PCaden Pankow
1282DMark Dewey
1345WMichael Weissmann
148WCarson Strese

Road Warrior Qualifying

PosStart NumberCompetitorBest Lap
19TMatthew Thoma16.476
28RBrittany Reynolds16.484
314AAJ Acardi16.548
416SRodger Stevenson17.255
515GAaron Genske17.338
617ZKevin Zimmerman17.7

Road Warrior Heat

PosStart NumberCompetitor
19TMatthew Thoma
215GAaron Genske
316SRodger Stevenson
417ZKevin Zimmerman
514AAJ Acardi
68RBrittany Reynolds

Road Warrior Feature

PosStart NumberCompetitor
114AAJ Acardi
29TMatthew Thoma
317ZKevin Zimmerman
416SRodger Stevenson
521MGarrett Meister
615GAaron Genske

Bandit Qualifying

PosStart NumberCompetitorBest Lap
171JBrandon Johnson14.369
2165BTommy Bleecker14.382
315PCarson Phillips14.522
412JAshlynn Jarlsberg14.545
541NNick Newton14.615
683RTravis Rose14.747
718SGavin Smothers14.768
85ORyan Oetzel14.873
929KMatt Krinke14.974
10133Waylon Robinson15.204
1162DEthan Degner15.205
1261GChris Gottschalk15.301
132WMatt Weber15.433
1416LCarly Lenz15.509
1589KJosh Kienbaum15.555
1672RRianne Ramsik15.564

Bandit Heat 1

PosStart NumberCompetitor
1133Waylon Robinson
229KMatt Krinke
361GChris Gottschalk
416LCarly Lenz
52WMatt Weber
689KJosh Kienbaum
781BScott Barlass
862DEthan Degner

Bandit Heat 2

PosStart NumberCompetitor
15ORyan Oetzel
283RTravis Rose
371JBrandon Johnson
4165BTommy Bleecker
515PCarson Phillips
612JAshlynn Jarlsberg
741NNick Newton
818SGavin Smothers

Bandit Feature

PosStart NumberCompetitor
129KMatt Krinke
241NNick Newton
315PCarson Phillips
4165BTommy Bleecker
518SGavin Smothers
612JAshlynn Jarlsberg
761BZack Barnes
8133Waylon Robinson
92WMatt Weber
1081BScott Barlass
1171JBrandon Johnson
1283RTravis Rose
1372RRianne Ramsik
145ORyan Oetzel
1516LCarly Lenz

Bandolero Qualifying

PosStart NumberCompetitorBest Lap
152LAvery Linnerud16.817
288HCohen Henze16.839
3901HAlex Hartwig16.944
45CLincoln Cain17.16
511WKaeden Wangsness17.247
67DEaston Riedner17.385
78Haylee Flairty17.563
89MCollin Murphy17.666
9111KMarianna Kubicz17.677
1017WTeegan Wangsness17.756
1164BCooper Bordendofer17.887
1229OAxel Oldenhoff17.93
1370KKeegan Kehoe17.946
1422GChase Gronert18.147
1560GChase  Gottschalk18.343
165SPenn Sauter18.366
1722TBentley Thompson18.54
188JJaden Johnson18.59
1917LMason Lenz18.641
2006BParker Bodendorfer18.714
21000Lincoln Johnson18.738
2210BEmily Billings18.828
2361Paegan Ellingson18.938
247JHarley Johnson19.138
25114Peyton Kubicz19.319

Bandolero Heat 1

PosStart NumberCompetitor
161Paegan Ellingson
206BParker Bodendorfer
3114Peyton Kubicz
47JHarley Johnson
510BEmily Billings
60Lincoln Johnson
717LMason Lenz

Bandolero Heat 2

PosStart NumberCompetitor
15SPenn Sauter
270KKeegan Kehoe
38JJaden Johnson
422TBentley Thompson
560GChase  Gottschalk
622GChase Gronert

Bandolero Heat 3

PosStart NumberCompetitor
129OAxel Oldenhoff
264BCooper Bordendofer
39MCollin Murphy
48Haylee Flairty
5111KMarianna Kubicz
617WTeegan Wangsness

Bandolero Heat 4

PosStart NumberCompetitor
17DEaston Riedner
288HCohen Henze
3901HAlex Hartwig
452LAvery Linnerud
55CLincoln Cain
611WKaeden Wangsness

Bandolero Consy

PosStart NumberCompetitor
110BEmily Billings
206BParker Bodendorfer
3114Peyton Kubicz
47JHarley Johnson
517LMason Lenz
661Paegan Ellingson
7000Lincoln Johnson

Bandolero Last Chance

PosStart NumberCompetitor
15SPenn Sauter
229OAxel Oldenhoff
370KKeegan Kehoe
48JJaden Johnson
564BCooper Bordendofer
622GChase Gronert
722TBentley Thompson
806BParker Bodendorfer
910BEmily Billings
1060GChase  Gottschalk

Bandolero Feature

PosStart NumberCompetitor
1901HAlex Hartwig
288HCohen Henze
37DEaston Riedner
452LAvery Linnerud
55CLincoln Cain
68Haylee Flairty
79MCollin Murphy
829OAxel Oldenhoff
911WKaeden Wangsness
1070KKeegan Kehoe
11111KMarianna Kubicz
128JJaden Johnson
135SPenn Sauter
1417WTeegan Wangsness


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