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Jefferson Speedway; Michael Gruenberg Goes Home Victorious; Nottestad strong second Goldade, Stephen Scheel, and Seth Reamer

By Nichole N. Schultz

Photo Credit: Leader Photography

CAMBRIDGE, WI (Saturday, June 5, 2021) – The 5th week of racing started out on a scorching, hot evening at Wisconsin’s Action Track. Five divisions of racing packed the program, highlighted by the R.S. Lilly Auto Care Center 60 lap Late Model main event. When it was over, Michael Gruenberg would go home victorious.

Chris Chenoweth and Paul Kisow paced the 60 lap Clear View Tree Care Late Model feature to green with Kisow taking the lead on the first lap and they stayed side by side for lap 2 when Chenoweth got his only lead lap.  Kisow fought back to stay in the lead for the next 6 laps. While the battle for first ensued, on lap 9 Kisow, Ryan Goldade and Michael Gruenberg would entertain the crowd with 3 wide action. Goldade would take the lead on lap 9 and the first and only caution would come out on lap 10 for Kisow and Dale Nottestad spinning, sending them to the rear of the field. Goldade and Chenoweth would restart the race with Goldade getting the jump to the front where he would remain for 5 more laps until lap 15 when Gruenberg would nudge Goldade just to enough to take over the lead. Gruenberg would run the rest of the race out in front. Jacob Nottestad started in P9 and was in hot pursuit to get to the lead. He never quite made it but finished in second. Gruenberg remained out front through the checkers to pick up his first win of the season. J. Nottestad finished a strong second followed by Goldade, Stephen Scheel, and Seth Reamer

Tytus Helgestad claims the 35 lap Serenity Concepts Sportsman feature main event. When we say this is Wisconsin’s Action track, we mean it. This race was packed with so much action. It started as Tyler Deporter and Jim Taylor paced the field. Taylor pounced out to the front to take the early lead. Helgestad staring in P3 fast approached Taylor. It became a long battle for the full 35 laps. Taylor led the first 19 laps with Helgestad pushing his nose across the line first on lap 20. It would be for 2 laps, then Taylor would fight back to take the lead again on lap 22. On lap 23 Helgestad would lead. The sea saw battle would continue. Side by side on the back stretch, door to door. Whose nose would cross first? Finally on lap 32 Helgestad was able to stay ahead of Taylor to win. Besides trying to watch the font of the race, mid pack there was more action happening as Jason Thoma tried to fight for a higher finish. First he battled to stay at 6th with Mark Deporter. M. Deporter was able to get past him, he then battled with Chris Jones. Jones was able to overcome him. But on lap 31 Thoma pulled off. The race finished with Helgestad, Taylor, Tim Coley, Robert Selsing Jr. and Jones.

Rookie Karter Stark captured the 20 lap Wolff Pack Apparel International feature event. The International feature would be one of the few races this night to go start to finish without a caution. The race started with Jason Uttech and Jim Ronspiez setting the pace. Uttech would take the lead on the first lap. He continued to lead while Stark battled through traffic to overtake him on lap 12. Mark Dewey would try to make a run for the front, but the highest he would make it was second. He was passed by several drivers to finish 6th. Neil Higgins would pass Uttech with three laps to go and not enough to get to Stark. Stark finished first, followed by Higgins, Uttech, James Junget, and Weston Strese.

Poynette’s Dillon Schwanbeck acquires another 25 lap Legends.Direct Legends feature event. Robbie Morrison took the initial lead on the opening lap with Michael Guderski in second. The first of 2 cautions would come out on lap 3 when Mike Storkson and Danny Lehmkuhl would tangle up.  One lap later the second and final caution of the race would come out for M. Storkson spinning on his own. By lap four, Schwanbeck was already up to second.  Schwanbeck would pass Morrison on lap six to take the lead for the rest of the race. On lap 10 James Lynch would begin his challenge on Schwanbeck for the lead, but Schwanbeck would stay on top.  Lynch would be DQ’d after the race giving Aaron Moyer second with Robbie Morrison, Logan Taylor and Guderski completing the top five.

Juda driver, Cohen Henze, captured the 15 lap CR Custom Construction Bandolero feature race. Axel Oldenhoff would take the early lead. On lap 3, Marianna Kubicz would bring out the first of three cautions. Henze would pass Oldenhoff on lap 4 to take the lead. Behind him the battle between second with Oldenhoff and Alex Hartwig would end in a caution caused by Hartwig. They would restart from the back. A third caution would happen with Oldenhoff spinning on his own. The rest of the race would transpire with no additional cautions and Henze with the win, followed by Easton Riedner, Avery Linnerud, Lincoln Cain and Kaeden Wangsness.

Next Saturday, June 12, is a full program on six divisions with time trials at 4pm and racing at 6pm. 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
12NDale Nottestad14.433
297NJacob Nottestad14.434
337RSeth Reamer14.472
41GMichael Gruenberg14.479
533SDylan Schuyler14.509
68SShaun Scheel14.526
74SCStephan Scheel14.548
839GRyan Goldade14.581
99KPaul Kisow14.582
1097CChris Chenoweth14.708
1147MDavid Malisch14.748
1227TTyler James14.825
1397SKyle Smith14.869
1456GKolton Guralski14.892
1561EJerry Eckhardt14.959
1641TMike Taylor14.994
1739KRyan Kemnetz15.152
1817BBill Bush15.169
197KEd Kubicz15.349
2020WDale Warner15.824

Heat 1

PosStart NumberCompetitor
156GKolton Guralski
297SKyle Smith
361EJerry Eckhardt
441TMike Taylor
539KRyan Kemnetz
67KEd Kubicz
717BBill Bush Sr
820WDale Warner

Heat 2

PosStart NumberCompetitor
139GRyan Goldade
21GMichael Gruenberg
38SShaun Scheel
497CChris Chenoweth
597NJacob Nottestad
627TTyler James

Heat 3

PosStart NumberCompetitor
19KPaul Kisow
233SDylan Schuyler
32NDale Nottestad
437RSeth Reamer
54SCStephan Scheel
647MDavid Malisch

Late Model Feature

PosStart NumberCompetitor
11GMichael Gruenberg
297NJacob Nottestad
339GRyan Goldade
44SCStephan Scheel
537RSeth Reamer
633SDylan Schuyler
72NDale Nottestad
88SShaun Scheel
956GKolton Guralski
1097SKyle Smith
119KPaul Kisow
1261EJerry Eckhardt
1347MDavid Malisch
1441TMike Taylor
157KEd Kubicz
1639KRyan Kemnetz
1797CChris Chenoweth
1820WDale Warner
1917BBill Bush Sr

Sportsman Qualifying

PosStart NumberCompetitorBest Lap
128DMark Deporter14.894
26TJason Thoma14.906
342SBobby  Selsing14.917
491CTim Coley14.937
522JChris Jones14.944
690HTytus Helgestad15.122
74TJim Taylor15.144
82DTyler Deporter15.193
986CTony Ciano15.267
1034BJake Biever15.429
115GBobby Giers15.513
1280HChris Harmon15.581
1367NRuss Nicholson15.657
1498BMike Bleeker15.713

Heat 1

PosStart NumberCompetitor
15GBobby Giers
286CTony Ciano
380HCris Harmon
42DTyler Deporter
598BMike Bleeker
667NRuss Nicholson

Heat 2

PosStart NumberCompetitor
142SBobby  Selsing
222JChris Jones
328DMark Deporter
491CTim Coley
56TJason Thoma
64TJim Taylor
790HTytus Helgestad

Feature

PosStart NumberCompetitor
190HTytus Helgestad
24TJim Taylor
391CTim Coley
442SBobby  Selsing
522JChris Jones
628DMark Deporter
786CTony Ciano
85GBobby Giers
92DTyler Deporter
1080HCris Harmon
116TJason Thoma
1298BMike Bleeker
1367NRuss Nicholson

Internationals

Qualifying

PosStart NumberCompetitorBest Lap
192SKarter Stark15.786
211SWeston Strese15.878
327JJames Junget15.942
466HNeil Higgins16.102
592RJosh Rusch16.106
682DMark Dewey16.11
72RJim Ronspiez16.196
836UJason  Uttech16.237
977HTimothy Higgins16.272
108WCarson Strese16.588
1121ETyler Edmundson16.589
1212PCaden Pankow16.686
13165Tommy Bleeker17.262
1406LDave Lembke17.538

Heat 1

PosStart NumberCompetitor
136UJason  Uttech
221ETyler Edmundson
377HTimothy Higgins
412PCaden Pankow
506LDave Lembke
68WCarson Strese
7165Tommy Bleeker

Heat 2

PosStart NumberCompetitor
182DMark Dewey
266HNeil Higgins
392SKarter Stark
427JJames Junget
511SWeston Strese
62RJim Ronspiez
792RJosh Rusch

Feature

PosStart NumberCompetitor
192SKarter Stark
266HNeil Higgins
336UJason  Uttech
427JJames Junget
511SWeston Strese
682DMark Dewey
777HTimothy Higgins
82RJim Ronspiez
912PCaden Pankow
10165Tommy Bleeker
1106LDave Lembke
1292RJosh Rusch
1321ETyler Edmundson

Legends

Qualifying

PosStart NumberCompetitorBest Lap
176LJames Lynch15.913
2140Aaron Moyer15.961
327DSDillon Schwanbeck15.999
420LDanny Lehmkuhl16.179
557SMike Storkson16.241
64TLogan Taylor16.247
790GMichael Guderski16.266
832MRobbie Morrison16.355
97HEmma Hunstiger16.424
1054SKenny Storkson16.481
117MBen Massman16.539
1204DDonald Denman16.579
1341MTony Moyer16.614
1418TLTristan Lefave17.005

Heat 1

PosStart NumberCompetitor
141MTony Moyer
232MRobbie Morrison
37MBen Massman
454SKenny Storkson
518TLTristan Lefave
604DDonald Denman

Heat 2

PosStart NumberCompetitor
1140Aaron Moyer
227DSDillon Schwanbeck
376LJames Lynch
490GMichael Guderski
520LDanny Lehmkuhl
64TLogan Taylor
757SMike Storkson

Feature

PosStart NumberCompetitor
127DSDillon Schwanbeck
2140Aaron Moyer
332MRobbie Morrison
44TLogan Taylor
590GMichael Guderski
620LDanny Lehmkuhl
741MTony Moyer
87MBen Massman
97HEmma Hunstiger
1054SKenny Storkson
1104DDonald Denman
1218TLTristan Lefave
1357SMike Storkson
DQ76LJames Lynch

Bandoleros

Qualifying

PosStart NumberCompetitorBest Lap
188HCohen Henze16.918
252LAvery Linnerud17.122
311WKaeden Wangsness17.273
4901HAlex Hartwig17.279
57DEaston Riedner17.348
65CLincoln Cain17.405
717WTeegan Wangsness17.633
829OAxel Oldenhoff17.684
98FHaylee Flairty17.793
109MCollin Murphy17.832
11111KMarianna Kubicz18.082
128JJayden Johnson18.138
1364BCooper Bordendofer18.166
1410BEmily Billings18.242
1522GChase Gronert18.276
1660GChase Gottschalk18.289
177JHarley Johnson18.643
18000Lincoln Johnson18.643
1922TBentley Thompson18.788
204EAlex Erickson18.913
2161EPaegan Ellingson19.085
2206BParker Bodendorfer19.38
2317LMason Lenz19.685

Heat 1

PosStart NumberCompetitor
122TBentley Thompson
261EPaegan Ellingson
317LMason Lenz
406BParker Bodendorfer
54EAlex Erickson
6000Lincoln Johnson

Heat 2

PosStart NumberCompetitor
122GChase Gronert
28JJayden Johnson
310BEmily Billings
460GChase Gottschalk
57JHarley Johnson
664BCooper Bordendofer

Heat 3

PosStart NumberCompetitor
15CLincoln Cain
229OAxel Oldenhoff
3111KMarianna Kubicz
49MCollin Murphy
517WTeegan Wangsness
68FHaylee Flairty

Heat 4

PosStart NumberCompetitor
1901HAlex Hartwig
252LAvery Linnerud
311WKaeden Wangsness
47DEaston Riedner
588HCohen Henze

Consy

PosStart NumberCompetitor
122TBentley Thompson
2000Lincoln Johnson
361EPaegan Ellingson
406BParker Bodendorfer
57JHarley Johnson
617LMason Lenz

Last Chance

PosStart NumberCompetitor
110BEmily Billings
222GChase Gronert
38JJayden Johnson
464BCooper Bordendofer
522TBentley Thompson
6111KMarianna Kubicz
7000Lincoln Johnson

Feature

PosStart NumberCompetitor
188HCohen Henze
27DEaston Riedner
352LAvery Linnerud
45CLincoln Cain
511WKaeden Wangsness
69MCollin Murphy
722GChase Gronert
8111KMarianna Kubicz
929OAxel Oldenhoff
108FHaylee Flairty
1164BCooper Bordendofer
128JJayden Johnson
13901HAlex Hartwig

Photo Credit: Leader Photography

By Nichole N. Schultz | Jefferson Speedway

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