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STEPHEN SCHEEL SHINES AT JEFFERSON SPEEDWAY

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STEPHEN SCHEEL SHINES AT JEFFERSON SPEEDWAY

CAMBRIDGE, WI  (Saturday, August 8, 2020)  After a wild 50 laps of Late Model racing action, Stephen Scheel of Lake Mills stood tall as the winner of the Dave’s White Rock main event on Saturday night at Jefferson Speedway. The win marks Scheel’s first feature victory of the 2020 season at Wisconsin’s Action Track, allowing him to tighten the gap in the point standings as we head towards the home stretch.

Lincoln Keeser and Kyle Taylor led the field to green as they battled side by side for control. Keeser took the spot on lap three with Kyle Smith following into second. Smith went right to work on Keeser, stealing the top spot on lap seven and bringing Chris Chenoweth along for second. Lap 12 saw the first yellow flag period of the race for an incident in turns one and two. Smith and Chenoweth battled for the lead on the restart with Chenoweth clearing on the exit of turn four. Chenoweth continued to lead through three more cautions on laps 23, 25 and 26. As racing resumed on lap 26, bumper tag amongst the top five drivers led to another caution for a melee on the backstretch involving Luke Westenberg, Kyle Smith and others. This time, Chenoweth and Michael Grueneberg paced the field back to green with Grueneberg firing into the lead on the restart. Chenoweth began to fade slightly after contact, allowing Dale Nottestad and Stephen Scheel to slide forward into a battle for second behind Grueneberg. Scheel took the position on lap 30 as Nottestad began to fall off the pace. Lap 31 saw another caution when Nottestad’s engine expired, forcing him to retire for the evening. Grueneberg and Scheel made up the front row on the restart as they began leaning on eachother, fighting for the lead with Shaun Scheel watching closely from third. The final caution of the event appeared on lap 35, pitting Grueneberg and Stephen Scheel side by side once again for the final 15 circuits. This time, Scheel got the advantage on the restart, grabbing the top spot with Shaun Scheel moving up alongside Grueneberg for second. After a good battle between the duo, Shaun Scheel took over second on lap 39. The Scheel brothers led the way through the final 11 laps with Stephen keeping Shaun at bay to grab the checkers. Shaun Scheel settled for second with Chenoweth, Westenberg and Grueneberg rounding out the top five.

Jefferson’s Jason Thoma claimed the win in the 30 lap Sportsman feature event. Josh Madell led lap one from the outside of the front row with Cody Houseweart and Tony Ciano battling for second. Ciano began to fade on lap three, handing third to Chris Jones while Madell increased his advantage over the field. Jones got past Houseweart for second with Thoma following into third on lap 11. Thoma began to peek to the high side of Jones just as the sole caution of the race slowed the action on lap 15. Madell and Jones led the field back to green with Madell once again claiming the point. Thoma followed into second and immediately began to challenge Madell. Thoma drove to the outside of the leader on lap 18, clearing for the top spot as they raced into turn three. Tim Coley, Madell and Jones entered into a three wide fight for second behind Thoma, with Coley taking the position. Mark Deporter quickly followed into third on lap 20. Deporter got by Coley a lap later, but Thoma had the field covered at the front to pick up the victory. Deporter was second followed by Coley, Robert Hansberry Jr and Randy Breunig.

Tyler Deschaine of Loves Park, IL, captured the 20 lap International feature event. Tim Higgins lead early from the pole with Josh Rusch up to challenge for the lead on lap three. Rusch claimed the spot, bringing Nick Schmidt along for second. On lap five, Schmidt dove under Rusch as they raced into turn one. Schmidt cleared for the lead on lap nine while Mark English tried to follow past Rusch. English took over second on lap ten with Deschaine in his tracks for third. Deschaine slipped under English to move up to second on lap 12. A caution slowed the pace on lap 13 for a melee in turn two, erasing Schmidt advantage and setting up a seven lap shootout to the finish. Schmidt and Deschaine brought the field back to green as they fought for control. Deschaine moved out front on lap 15, remaining in control over the final laps to secure the win. Schmidt was second followed by English, Jason Uttech and James Junget.

Korey Bengsch of Fond du Lac powered to the win in the 25 lap Hobby Stock main event. Shane Radtke and Jason Dunn battled from the front row to open up the action. Contact on lap five led to a broken wheel on Radtke’s machine and caution for the ensuing incident. Bengsch and Chuck Egli restarted side by side with Bengsch taking the lead followed by Jordy Egli moving up to second. Anther caution on lap six pitted Bengsch and Jordy Egli on the front row. This time, Egli got the jump to take the lead with Bengsch trying to hold on. Bengsch gathered his ride and mounted a comeback on the low side of Egli. Bengsch drew even on lap nine, taking back the top spot on lap 11. Brandon Riedner followed into the second position while Bengsch began to stretch his lead. Bengsch raced the remainder of the event unchallenged to score the win with Riedner coming home second. Third went to Christian Janssen with Chester Williams and Nick Bruley rounding out the top five.

Bill Sweeney of Lake Mills dominated the 15 lap Road Warrior feature to get the win. Garrett Meister led lap one with Sweeney quickly moving forward. Matthew Thoma got by Meister for the lead on lap two, bringing Sweeney along for second. Sweeney immediately drove by the new leader to take the position for himself on lap three. AJ Accardi followed into second with Bill Reynolds up to third. The leaders ran single file for the remainder of the race with Sweeney taking home the trophy. Accardi was second followed by Reynolds, Thoma and Jim Ronspiez.

Next Saturday, August 15, is a full program of racing including the return of the Midwest Truck Series. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18. Please visit jeffersonspeedway.com for more information.

JEFFERSON SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY

Late Model-

Qualifying

PosStart NumberCompetitorBest Lap
18SShaun Scheel14.382
251NDale Nottestad14.386
34SCStephan Scheel14.397
41GMichael Gruenberg14.447
537RSeth Reamer14.499
633SDylan Schuyler14.561
716WLuke Westenberg14.615
899PKPaul Kisow14.619
961EJerry Eckhardt14.668
1097CChris Chenoweth14.714
1197SKyle Smith14.742
1214TKyle Taylor14.887
137KEd Kubicz14.942
1499LKLincolin Keeser15.083
1516GRuss Grossen15.226
1613STerry Sauer15.281
173GShawn Gonsolus15.298

Heat Races

PosStart NumberCompetitor
199LKLincolin Keeser
247MDavid Malisch
37KEd Kubicz
413STerry Sauer
516GRuss Grossen
PosStart NumberCompetitor
151NDale Nottestad
21GMichael Gruenberg
333SDylan Schuyler
497SKyle Smith
514TKyle Taylor
699PKPaul Kisow
PosStart NumberCompetitor
161EJerry Eckhardt
297CChris Chenoweth
34SCStephan Scheel
48SShaun Scheel
537RSeth Reamer
616WLuke Westenberg

Feature

PosStart NumberCompetitor
14SCStephan Scheel
28SShaun Scheel
397CChris Chenoweth
416WLuke Westenberg
51GMichael Gruenberg
661EJerry Eckhardt
737RSeth Reamer
899LKLincolin Keeser
97KEd Kubicz
1013STerry Sauer
1151NDale Nottestad
1216GRuss Grossen
1399PKPaul Kisow
1497SKyle Smith
1533SDylan Schuyler
1647MDavid Malisch
1714TKyle Taylor

Sportsman-

Qualifying

PosStart NumberCompetitorBest Lap
128DMark Deporter14.848
27HRobert Hansberry Jr.14.955
391CTim Coley14.995
46TJason Thoma15.026
54TJim Taylor15.103
645BRandy Breunig15.107
742SBobby Selsing15.111
82DTyler Deporter15.128
921HCody  Houseweart15.134
1086CTony Ciano15.143
1122JChris Jones15.151
1271MJosh Madell15.201
1390HTytus Helgestad15.238
1494HCraig Henning15.276
1534BJake Biever15.301
1631AKen Au15.377
175SDan Silberhorn15.463
1826LMike Lambert15.465

Heat Races

PosStart NumberCompetitor
194HCraig Henning
234BJake Biever
390HTytus Helgestad
426LMike Lambert
531AKen Au
65SDan Silberhorn
PosStart NumberCompetitor
16TJason Thoma
271MJosh Madell
32DTyler Deporter
445BRandy Breunig
586CTony Ciano
67HRobert Hansberry Jr.
PosStart NumberCompetitor
122JChris Jones
291CTim Coley
328DMark Deporter
442SBobby Selsing
54TJim Taylor
621HCody  Houseweart

Feature

PosStart NumberCompetitor
16TJason Thoma
228DMark Deporter
391CTim Coley
47HRobert Hansberry Jr.
545BRandy Breunig
62DTyler Deporter
790HTytus Helgestad
886CTony Ciano
922JChris Jones
1021HCody  Houseweart
1134BJake Biever
1242SBobby Selsing
1394HCraig Henning
1426LMike Lambert
154TJim Taylor
165SDan Silberhorn
1731AKen Au
1871MJosh Madell

International-

Qualifying

PosStart NumberCompetitorBest Lap
100HScotty  Hoeft15.565
236UJason  Uttech15.787
333DTyler Deschaine15.791
4213MJosh Marx15.801
557EMark English15.895
627JJames Junget15.945
782DMark Dewey16.031
892RJosh Rusch16.1
909SNick Schmidt16.12
1066HNeil Higgins16.216
1177HTimothy Higgins16.438
128SCarson Strese16.504
1321ETyler Edmundson17.165

Heat Races

PosStart NumberCompetitor
109SNick Schmidt
277HTimothy Higgins
366HNeil Higgins
492RJosh Rusch
516BJames Bohling
68SCarson Strese
721ETyler Edmundson
PosStart NumberCompetitor
127JJames Junget
2213MJosh Marx
357EMark English
433DTyler Deschaine
536UJason  Uttech
682DMark Dewey

Feature

PosStart NumberCompetitor
133DTyler Deschaine
209SNick Schmidt
357EMark English
436UJason  Uttech
527JJames Junget
682DMark Dewey
766HNeil Higgins
8213MJosh Marx
916BJames Bohling
108SCarson Strese
1121ETyler Edmundson
1292RJosh Rusch
1377HTimothy Higgins

Hobby Stock-

Qualifying

PosStart NumberCompetitorBest Lap
1114Chris Flairty15.69
24DBud Riedner15.709
320VJared Vike15.759
423NBNick Bruley15.776
543JChristian Janssen15.817
62WChester Williams15.832
70KJordan Egli15.919
871TJim Tate Jr15.926
926RChico Riedner15.958
1055BLucas Buckingham15.962
1152RShane Radtke Jr16.012
1222BKorey Bengsch16.043
1371DJason Dunn16.113
1422EChuck Egli16.168
1523JBJessica  Breunig16.202
1610BJon Benniger16.209
1701BMike Bollinger16.223
1841LJordan Lamb16.253
195RRobbie Rucks16.323
2034MMatthew Melchiori16.394
2116SShane Strothman16.812
2267NRJ Nicholson17.28

Heat Races

PosStart NumberCompetitor
141LJordan Lamb
210BJon Benniger
301BMike Bollinger
423JBJessica  Breunig
55RRobbie Rucks
616SShane Strothman
734MMatthew Melchiori
867NRJ Nicholson
900HLightening Dave Hatton
PosStart NumberCompetitor
171TJim Tate Jr
222EChuck Egli
32WChester Williams
423NBNick Bruley
54DBud Riedner
655BLucas Buckingham
722BKorey Bengsch
PosStart NumberCompetitor
152RShane Radtke Jr
271DJason Dunn
326RChico Riedner
40KJordan Egli
543JChristian Janssen
620VJared Vike
7114Chris Flairty

Last Chance

PosStart NumberCompetitor
141LJordan Lamb
223JBJessica  Breunig
334MMatthew Melchiori
401BMike Bollinger
567NRJ Nicholson
610BJon Benniger
716SShane Strothman

Feature

PosStart NumberCompetitor
122BKorey Bengsch
24DBud Riedner
343JChristian Janssen
42WChester Williams
523NBNick Bruley
60KJordan Egli
720VJared Vike
8114Chris Flairty
926RChico Riedner
1071DJason Dunn
1141LJordan Lamb
1223JBJessica  Breunig
1301BMike Bollinger
1471TJim Tate Jr
1522EChuck Egli
1652RShane Radtke Jr
1755BLucas Buckingham
1834MMatthew Melchiori

Road Warrior-

Qualifying

PosStart NumberCompetitorBest Lap
142SBill Sweeney16.295
214AAnthony Accardi16.336
38RBill Reynolds16.642
49TMatthew Thoma16.761
551RJim Ronspiez17.098
616SRodger Stevenson17.496
724NAlec Noel17.538
821MGarrett Miester17.822
92GAaron Genske17.966
1058ZKevin Zimmerman19.061

Heat Races

PosStart NumberCompetitor
116SRodger Stevenson
221MGarrett Miester
32GAaron Genske
458ZKevin Zimmerman
DQ24NAlec Noel
PosStart NumberCompetitor
18RBill Reynolds
214AAnthony Accardi
39TMatthew Thoma
451RJim Ronspiez
542SBill Sweeney

Feature

PosStart NumberCompetitor
142SBill Sweeney
214AAnthony Accardi
38RBill Reynolds
49TMatthew Thoma
551RJim Ronspiez
624NAlec Noel
721MGarrett Miester
82GAaron Genske
958ZKevin Zimmerman
1016SRodger Stevenson
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