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GRUENEBERG GRABS FOURTH FEATURE VICTORY
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GRUENEBERG GRABS FOURTH FEATURE VICTORY

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CAMBRIDGE, WI (Saturday, September 5, 2020)  Wisconsin Dells pilot, Michael Grueneberg, charged to the front of the field on Saturday night and drove away to win the Jensen Plumbing 50 lap Late Model main event. The win marks Grueneberg’s fourth feature victory on the 2020 season with only one more week of points racing left to determine the championship.

After a caution on the opening lap, Pat Richgels and Craig Phillips led the field to green with Phillips grabbing the early lead. Seth Reamer moved around Richgels to gain the second spot on lap eight with Kyle Smith following into third. On lap 15, Reamer began working the low side of Phillips at the front, taking the lead away on lap 19. By this point. Grueneberg had made his way up into the top three from his sixth row starting spot. Grueneberg slipped past Phillips for second on lap 22, brining Riley Stenjem along for third. Grueneberg continued forward, pulling up behind Reamer on lap 30. When Reamer dropped to the bottom of the racing surface, Grueneberg charged up alongside him on the high side. After a brief battle, Grueneberg moved ahead of the Reamer and immediately began to stretch his advantage. At the checkers, it was Grueneberg for the win followed by Nottestad, Reamer, Stenjem and Stephen Scheel.

It Sportsman action, it was Fort Atkinson’s Tyler Deporter ending the evening with the 40 lap feature win. Tytus Helgestad took the early lead from the front row with Jim Taylor up to second on lap two. Chris Weber got by Taylor for second on lap nine as he closed in on Helgestad at the front. Just before the halfway point, Weber began to challenge Helgestad for the top spot, peeking to the outside of the leader. Helgestad continued to hold off Weber’s advances, allowing Randy Breunig to join the battle as well. Weber continued to search for an opening to get by Helgestad for the lead as the laps dwindled. As they raced into turn one for the final time, Weber got under Helgestad and the duo made contact. Weber emerged with the lead with Tyler Deporter looking to take advantage of the contact. Deporter motored up alongside Weber as they race door to door off turn four. Weber nipped Deporter at the line to complete the race. But following post-race inspection, Weber was forced to vacate his finish, handing the win to Deporter. Helgestad was credited with second with Breunig, Chris Jones and Bobby Selsing Jr rounding out the top five.

Nick Bruley of Johnson Creek claimed the 25 lap Hobby Stock feature. Ken Scott and Robbie Rucks battled for control at the drop of the green. Rucks eventually moved ahead on lap five with Scott back to second. A caution on lap eight pitted the duo back on the front row for the restart, with Rucks once again moving into command. After a challenge from Scott Riedner, Rucks recleared for the lead with Bruley charging toward the front. Bruley got around Riedner for second on lap 14 and drew up behind Rucks. On lap 17, Bruley dove under Rucks as they raced off turn two. After a three lap affair, Bruley moved out front alone with Christian Janssen moving up to challenge Rucks for second. Bruley flew to the checkers from there to pick up the win with Janssen getting by Rucks for second. Jared Vike was fourth with Riedner completing the top five.

Bill Sweeney of Lake Mills extended his lead in the standings by winning the 15 lap Road Warrior feature. After an early caution, Sweeney flew into the lead with AJ Accardi following into second. Sweeney quickly pulled away from the pack with Accardi trying to stay in his tracks. Sweeney ran the remainder of the feature unchallenged to score the win with Accardi settling for second. Jim Ronspiez, Rodger Stephenson and Alex Noel rounded out the top five.

James Lynch of Palos Park, IL, inherited the win in the 30 lap Legends season championship feature event. Dillon Schwanbeck charged into the lead on lap four with Kenny Storkson up to second behind him. After a caution on lap seven, Schwanbeck returned to the lead with Aaron Moyer sliding in behind him. Moyer drew even with Schwanbeck on lap eight, briefly taking the lead while Ethan Ross moved up to challenge Schwanbeck for second. Ross moved past Schwanbeck and continued forward alongside Moyer. Ross cleared for the lead on lap 12 as Lynch joined the battle at the front. After the second caution on lap 15, Ross returned to the top spot with Lynch up to second and pressuring for the lead. Lynch briefly got by Ross, with Ross taking the lead back on lap 19. The trio raced together until a lap 28 caution slowed the pace, setting up a green/white/checkered finish. Ross led the pack back to green and remained out front through the checkers. Following post-race inspection, Ross was forced to vacate his position, handing the win to Lynch. Moyer was second followed by Schwanbeck, Storkson and Michael Guderski. With his second place finish, Moyer sewed up the 2020 Legends championship. The title is Moyer’s fourth consecutive championship at Wisconsin’s Action Track.

A caution marred 20 lap Bandolero feature ended with Portage’s Alex Hartwig in victory lane. Collin Murphy lead early from the pole with Chase Wangsness up to second. Wangsness moved ahead of Murphy on lap four with Tucker Bodendorfer following into second. Hartwig joined the leaders on lap seven with Wangsness still showing the way. But on lap eight, Wangsness spun his machine in turn two to force the first of several cautions. Bodendorfer moved into the lead on the restart with Jevin Guralski up to second. After the second yellow on lap nine, Bodendorfer moved back into the lead with Hartwig now coming up on the low side. On lap 11, Bodendorfer wiggled as they exited turn two, allowing Hartwig to slip into the lead. Lap 12 saw the first of many yellow flag periods, with Hartwig leading the way through it all. At the end, it was Hartwig for the win followed by Guralski, Laney Osborne, Bodendorfer and Cohen Henze. With her third place finish, Laney Osborne of Janesville put the finishing touches on her first Bandolero track championship.

Next Saturday, September 12, is Season Championship Night presented by Griffin Ford of Fort Atkinson with time trials at 5pm and 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

Late Model-

Qualifying

PosStart NumberCompetitorBest Lap
177SRiley Stenjem14.227
251NDale Nottestad14.234
34SCStephan Scheel14.347
41GMichael Gruenberg14.376
58SShaun Scheel14.396
633SDylan Schuyler14.432
761EJerry Eckhardt14.459
816WLuke Westenberg14.466
937RSeth Reamer14.48
1099PKPaul Kisow14.495
1179PCraig Phillips14.518
1297SKyle Smith14.53
1321HCody Houseweart14.63
1415PRPatrick Richgels14.648
1599LKLincoln Keeser14.796
167KEd Kubicz15

Heat Races

PosStart NumberCompetitor
197SKyle Smith
215PRPatrick Richgels
399PKPaul Kisow
479PCraig Phillips
521HCody Houseweart
637RSeth Reamer
799LKLincoln Keeser
87KEd Kubicz
954SShane Szydel
PosStart NumberCompetitor
116WLuke Westenberg
261EJerry Eckhardt
351NDale Nottestad
41GMichael Gruenberg
54SCStephan Scheel
677SRiley Stenjem
78SShaun Scheel
833SDylan Schuyler

Feature

PosStart NumberCompetitor
116WLuke Westenberg
261EJerry Eckhardt
351NDale Nottestad
41GMichael Gruenberg
54SCStephan Scheel
677SRiley Stenjem
78SShaun Scheel
833SDylan Schuyler

Feature

PosStart NumberCompetitor
11GMichael Gruenberg
251NDale Nottestad
337RSeth Reamer
477SRiley Stenjem
54SCStephan Scheel
679PCraig Phillips
78SShaun Scheel
816WLuke Westenberg
997SKyle Smith
1061EJerry Eckhardt
1199PKPaul Kisow
1215PRPatrick Richgels
1399LKLincoln Keeser
1454SShane Szydel
157KEd Kubicz
1621HCody Houseweart
1733SDylan Schuyler

Sportsman-

Qualifying

PosStart NumberCompetitorBest Lap
12DTyler Deporter14.71
228DMark Deporter14.769
36TJason Thoma14.852
445BRandy Breunig14.871
571MJosh Madell14.995
622JChris Jones15.002
797WChris Weber15.021
84TJim Taylor15.028
924TCollin Tomlinson15.084
1090HTytus Helgestad15.1
118SAdam Schook15.116
1242SBobby Selsing15.158
1394HCraig Henning15.159
1426LMike Lambert15.232
1534BJake Biever15.25
165SDan Silberhorn15.299

Heat Races

PosStart NumberCompetitor
134BJake Biever
28SAdam Schook
342SBobby Selsing
45SDan Silberhorn
590HTytus Helgestad
694HCraig Henning
726LMike Lambert
824TCollin Tomlinson
PosStart NumberCompetitor
122JChris Jones
271MJosh Madell
36TJason Thoma
445BRandy Breunig
52DTyler Deporter
628DMark Deporter
797WChris Weber
84TJim Taylor

Feature

PosStart NumberCompetitor
12DTyler Deporter
290HTytus Helgestad
345BRandy Breunig
422JChris Jones
542SBobby Selsing
628DMark Deporter
74TJim Taylor
86TJason Thoma
98SAdam Schook
1026LMike Lambert
1134BJake Biever
1294HCraig Henning
1324TCollin Tomlinson
145SDan Silberhorn
1571MJosh Madell
DQ97WChris Weber

Hobby Stock-

Qualifying

PosStart NumberCompetitorBest Lap
1114Chris Flairty15.509
220VJared Vike15.588
322BKorey Bengsch15.7
44DBud Riedner15.713
556GKolton Guralski15.727
60KJordan Egli15.735
752RShane Radtke Jr15.736
823NBNick Bruley15.737
922EChuck Egli15.802
102WChester Williams15.81
1139SKen Scott15.862
1243JChristian Janssen15.884
1326RChico Riedner15.893
145RRobbie Rucks15.899
1555BLucas Buckingham15.905
1633RJimmy  Robinson15.971
1741LJordan Lamb15.993
1834MMatthew Melchiori16.001
1910BJon Benniger16.025
2071TJamie Tate16.026
2114KChris Kern16.214
227WJim Wolf16.378
2301BMike Bollinger16.424
2467NRJ Nicholson16.796
2516SShane Strothman0

Heat Races

PosStart NumberCompetitor
101BMike Bollinger
214KChris Kern
310BJon Benniger
434MMatthew Melchiori
541LJordan Lamb
667NRJ Nicholson
771TJamie Tate
87WJim Wolf
PosStart NumberCompetitor
133RJimmy  Robinson
25RRobbie Rucks
32WChester Williams
443JChristian Janssen
54DBud Riedner
623NBNick Bruley
70KJordan Egli
820VJared Vike
PosStart NumberCompetitor
156GKolton Guralski
252RShane Radtke Jr
3114Chris Flairty
426RChico Riedner
539SKen Scott
655BLucas Buckingham
722EChuck Egli
822BKorey Bengsch

Last Chance

PosStart NumberCompetitor
101BMike Bollinger
255BLucas Buckingham
314KChris Kern
410BJon Benniger
533RJimmy  Robinson
641LJordan Lamb
767NRJ Nicholson
834MMatthew Melchiori
971TJamie Tate
107WJim Wolf

Feature

PosStart NumberCompetitor
123NBNick Bruley
243JChristian Janssen
35RRobbie Rucks
420VJared Vike
526RChico Riedner
64DBud Riedner
70KJordan Egli
856GKolton Guralski
9114Chris Flairty
1055BLucas Buckingham
1122EChuck Egli
122WChester Williams
1352RShane Radtke Jr
1401BMike Bollinger
1514KChris Kern
1622BKorey Bengsch
1739SKen Scott
1810BJon Benniger

Road Warrior-

Heat Races

PosStart NumberCompetitor
124NAlec Noel
221MGarrett Miester
358ZKevin Zimmerman
PosStart NumberCompetitor
142SBill Sweeney
28RBill Reynolds
39TMatthew Thoma
414AAnthony Accardi
551RJim Ronspiez

Feature

PosStart NumberCompetitor
142SBill Sweeney
214AAnthony Accardi
351RJim Ronspiez
416SRodger Stevenson
524NAlec Noel
69TMatthew Thoma
72SJasper Gronert
88RBill Reynolds
958ZKevin Zimmerman
1021MGarrett Miester

Legends-

Heat Races

PosStart NumberCompetitor
143KConnor Kosowski
218LTrystian LeFave
332MRobby  Morrison
4361Jeff Senty
57BM Ben Massman
623HMichael Hoffman
PosStart NumberCompetitor
176LJames Lynch
254REthan Ross
389OChad Olds
490GMichael Guderski
552KKacey Korsmo
641MTony Moyer
73GShawn Gunsolus
PosStart NumberCompetitor
1140Aaron Moyer
28WMichael Weber
327DSDillon Schwanbeck
464SRusty Shadden
54TLogan Taylor
657SMike Storkson
754SKenny Storkson

Feature

PosStart NumberCompetitor
176LJames Lynch
2140Aaron Moyer
327DSDillon Schwanbeck
454SKenny Storkson
590GMichael Guderski
68WMichael Weber
789OChad Olds
864SRusty Shadden
941MTony Moyer
104TLogan Taylor
1143KConnor Kosowski
1232MRobby  Morrison
1352KKacey Korsmo
1423HMichael Hoffman
153GShawn Gunsolus
167BM Ben Massman
17361Jeff Senty
1818LTrystian LeFave
DQ54REthan Ross

Bandolero-

Heat Races

PosStart NumberCompetitor
122GChase Gronert
261EPaegan Ellingson
34Laci Stargardt
4114Peyton Kubicz
517LMason Lenz
660GChase Gottschalk
710BEmily Bilings
PosStart NumberCompetitor
129OAxel Oldenhoff
27REaston Riedner
370KKeegan Kehoe
411WKaeden Wangsness
516LCarli Lenz
664BCooper Bodendorfer
717WTeegan Wangsness
PosStart NumberCompetitor
18WChase Wangsness
29MCollin Murphy
317BKeagen Benz
4111KMarianna Kubicz
552LAvery Linnerud
654SRiley Smith
75BPaxton Benz
PosStart NumberCompetitor
1901HAlex Hartwig
23OLaney Osborne
364PAnna Price
420GJevin Guralski
588HCohen Henze
605BTucker Bodendorfer

Consy

PosStart NumberCompetitor
116LCarli Lenz
24Laci Stargardt
361EPaegan Ellingson
417LMason Lenz
5114Peyton Kubicz

Last Chance

PosStart NumberCompetitor
154SRiley Smith
264BCooper Bodendorfer
311WKaeden Wangsness
429OAxel Oldenhoff
522GChase Gronert
64SLaci Stargardt
77REaston Riedner
870KKeegan Kehoe
917WTeegan Wangsness
1016LCarli Lenz

Feature

PosStart NumberCompetitor
1901HAlex Hartwig
220GJevin Guralski
33OLaney Osborne
405BTucker Bodendorfer
588HCohen Henze
68WChase Wangsness
752LAvery Linnerud
864PAnna Price
954SRiley Smith
1064BCooper Bodendorfer
115BPaxton Benz
1217BKeagen Benz
139MCollin Murphy
1429OAxel Oldenhoff
1511WKaeden Wangsness
16111KMarianna Kubicz

Next Saturday, September 12, is Season Championship Night presented by Griffin Ford of Fort Atkinson with time trials at 5pm and racing at 7pm. Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18. Please visit jeffersonspeedway.com for more information.

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