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Dustin Strand Stomps the Stampede; Claims WISSOTA National Title

October 20th, 2016

Grand Forks, North Dakota – Not only did Dustin Strand win the annual Jamestown Stock Car Stampede for the second-straight year in his RH Rebel Storage #71 Q&Z Plumbing & Heating/ Longhorn Late Model, but he also claimed the WISSOTA Late Model National Championship.

“Wow, what a season this has been,” said Strand. “Things started a little slower than we might’ve liked this season, but when things finally kicked into gear, we put together a phenomenal year.”

Dustin concluded by noting, “It’s very special to get my first WISSOTA National Championship in the Late Model division. I want to thank all of my sponsors, crew members, family, and fans for their support and belief in my racing program!”

Competing in both his Super Late Model and Midwest Modified, Dustin Strand visited Jamestown Speedway (Jamestown, North Dakota) on Friday for the 45th annual Stock Car Stampede. In a field of 23 Late Models, Dustin scored a heat race win early in the night, locking his spot into the main event on Saturday evening. Outdueling Curt Gelling at the finish line, Strand reeled in his 25th victory of the season over Gelling, Brad Seng, Cole Schill, and Mike Balcaen. Pocketing a $3,000 payday, Dustin Strand also captured the WISSOTA Late Model National Championship. This marked the first time he’s won the title in the Late Model ranks and the second WISSOTA National Championship of his racing career.

In the Open Wheel Modified division, Strand started the night off again with a heat race win in his Millenium Chassis, positioning him 5th on the starting rundown for the feature. Holding his position, Dustin notched a 5th-place finish behind Ryan Schroeder, Tyler Peterson, Zach Laqua, and Ryan Lehr. For full results from the event, please visitwww.JamestownSpeedway.com .

Dustin’s 2016 season has now drawn to a close. He claimed 25 victories and 39 Top 5 finishes in 60 events. In addition to the WISSOTA title, he also claimed the River Cities Speedway Late Model Track Championship, the WISSOTA North Dakota State Championship, and finished second in the Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) standings.

Strand Racing is now busily preparing for 2017. Keep your browsers directed towww.StrandRacing.com for the latest team news and notes.

Dustin Strand would like to thank all of his sponsors including RealTruck.com, Q&Z Plumbing & Heating, Forks Mobile Wash, Schill Construction, Anderson Brothers Body Shop, McCaughen Builders, Generations Salon & Spa, Bemidji Welders Supply, RH Rebel Storage, Ben Adams Racing Engines, Forest Flying Service, Altru’s Sports Advantage powered by EXOS, Parallel Technologies Inc., Troy Pecka Trucking, R-n-R Stix, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Dustin Strand, please visit his official internet home atwww.StrandRacing.com .

Dustin Strand Ties NLRA Record; Leads WISSOTA National Points

September 14th, 2016

Grand Forks, North Dakota – With a weekend victory Dustin Strand tied the single-season win record for the Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) in his RH Rebel Storage #71 Q&Z Plumbing & Heating Late Model. He now has 20 total triumphs this season.

The first night of the 10th annual John Seitz Memorial found Dustin Strand in action at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) on Thursday in the Prelude to the Johnny. Drawing 37 Super Late Models for the Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) sanctioned event, Strand started the night by setting the track record in qualifying. Registering a runner-up finish in his heat behind Brad Seng, Dustin rolled off the grid in the 7th position for the opening night A-Main. Taking over the lead for the final 16 circuits of the feature, Strand tied the single-season record for most NLRA wins in a season after recording his seventh NLRA victory and 20th-win overall on the season. Capturing a $1,500 payday, Billy Mooney, David McDonald, Chad Mahder, and Don Shaw rounded out the Top 5 finishers. Dustin ended the season in a close 2nd in NLRA standings, coming up 8 points short behind Brad Seng.

On Friday night, starting in 8th in his heat race, Dustin was up to 3rd at one point but ultimately settled into a 5th-place finish. Starting on the pole for the B-Main, Strand landed a runner-up finish behind Scott Ward, earning him the 20th-starting position for the $10,092-to-win John Seitz Memorial on Saturday night. Working his way through the field eight positions, Dustin Strand posted a 12th-place finish in the 92-lap A-Main.

Dustin was crowned the track’s WISSOTA Late Model champion and is currently leading WISSOTA national point standings.

“We were just off a bit in the Seitz Memorial finale, but we still had a really good weekend,” said Strand. “Hopefully we can finish the season strong and claim the WISSOTA national title.”

For full results from these events, please visitwww.NLRA.org andwww.WISSOTA.org .

The team will be idle this coming weekend before returning to competition on September 23-24 in the 45th annual Stock Car Stampede at Jamestown Speedway (Jamestown, North Dakota). Dustin is the defending champion of the event. For more information on the event, please visitwww.JamestownSpeedway.com .

Dustin Strand would like to thank all of his sponsors including RealTruck.com, Q&Z Plumbing & Heating, Forks Mobile Wash, Schill Construction, Anderson Brothers Body Shop, McCaughen Builders, Generations Salon & Spa, Bemidji Welders Supply, RH Rebel Storage, Ben Adams Racing Engines, Forest Flying Service, Altru’s Sports Advantage powered by EXOS, Parallel Technologies Inc., Troy Pecka Trucking, R-n-R Stix, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Dustin Strand, please visit his official internet home atwww.StrandRacing.com .

IMCA Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour pre-entries now at 112

July 8th, 2016

All Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified features over the course of the 27th annual tour pay $2,200 to win, a minimum of $300 to start and are qualifying events for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. IMCA Sunoco Stock Car features pay $800 to win and a minimum of $125 to take the green.

Pre-entries now represent a dozen states and the provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

After opening night July 9 at Jamestown Speedway, the tour travels to Nodak Speedway in Minot on July 10, to Estevan, Sask., Motor Speedway on July 11, Williston Basin Speedway on July 12, Southwest Speedway in Dickinson on July 13 and to Dacotah Speedway in Mandan for the July 14 finale.

Modified drivers who have pre-entered include:

Jordan Huettl, Minot; Wayne Johnson, Minot; Jeremy Keller, Mandan; Troy Kittler, Turtle Lake; Karie Kjonaas, Argusville; Randy Kollman, Jamestown; Rusty Kollman, Carrington; Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; Tommy Lee, Grenora; Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.; Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; Tony Marsh, Dickinson; Jerry Martin, Moorcraft, Wyo.; Dale Mathison, Clearwater, Minn.; Tanner Matthewson, Redvers, Sask.; and Ryan Mikkelson, Jamestown;

And Roy Spielman, Mills, Wyo.; Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif.; Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; Shawn Strand, Mandan; Jerad Thelen, Minot; Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; Ricky Thornton Jr., Harcourt, Iowa; Marcus Tomlinson, Turtle Lake; Myles Tomlinson, Turtle Lake; Jay Tooley, Dickinson; Aaron Turnbull, Estevan, Sask.; Tyson Turnbull, Estevan, Sask.; Travis Ulmer, Mandan; Billy Vogel, West Fargo; Tyler Wagner, Weyburn, Sask.; Spencer Wilson, Minot; Jason Wolla, Ray; and Josh Wolla, Minot.

Pre-entered Stock Car drivers are:

And Chris Hortness, Estevan, Sask.; Kyler Jeffrey, Williston; Matt Lang, Turtle Lake; Kary Larson, Crosby; Keith Mattox, Ray; Kevin Mattox, Ray; Cody Nelson, Kenmare; Jake Nelson, Williston; Randy Schultz, Swift Current, Sask.; Matt Speckman, Sleepy Eye, Minn.; Rob Stenvold, Minot; Jeremy Swanson, Westby, Mont.; Michael Vennes, Minot; and Elijah Zevenbergen of Ocheyedan, Iowa.

Tour title sponsor Kupper Chevrolet of Mandan provides point funds of $2,000 for the Modifieds and $1,000 for the Stock Cars. Entry fees each night of the tour are $30 for Modifieds and $25 for Stock Cars. Pit passes are $25.

Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. at Jamestown. Hot laps are at 6:15 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. Nodak opens pit gates open at 11 a.m. The grandstand opens and hot laps are at 6 p.m. Racing starts at 7 p.m.

At Estevan, pit gates open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. Williston opens the pits at 3 p.m. and the grandstand at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.

More information is available from Tour Director John Gartner at 701 202-6075.

All six Dakota Tour events as well as the $10,001 to win Legendary at Dacotah Speedway on July 15 will be broadcast by IMCA.TV.

IMCA Modified finale at Jamestown falls to rain; Thornton is Dakota Classic Tour champion

July 16th, 2015

JAMESTOWN, N.D.– Rain and wet track conditions were combined to kayo the final Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature of the record-setting Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour Week.

Ricky Thornton Jr. won his heat and drew the pole start for what was to have been the Friday finale at Jamestown. He headed home for Chandler, Ariz., with the tour championship, eight points better than 2013 king Aaron Turnbull and nine markers ahead of defending champion Jeff Taylor.

Joe Flory won the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature and $800 at Jamestown. Elijah Zevenbergen clinched his career second championship in the division with his second place showing.

With many of the best drivers in the division converging on North Dakota and Saskatchewan, a record average 90.33 Modifieds competed each night of the July 5-10 tour.

Track car count records were established each night while all-time series marks were set with 93 cars Sunday at Minot and 98 on Thursday at Mandan.

IMCA Modifieds join Sept. 19, 20 Stock Car Stampede at Jamestown

September 19th, 2014

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds join the Stock Car Stampede special at Jamestown Speedway, racing for $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start this Saturday, Sept. 20.

Heat races begin on Friday, Sept. 19 with “B” features preceding Saturday’s main event, a quali­fier for the 2015 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Belleville Motorsports North Central Region and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded.

Pit gates open at 10 a.m. Friday for the 43rd annual event and the draw ends at 6 p.m. Racing starts at 7 p.m. that evening and at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets on Friday are $15 for adults and $8 for kids ages 6-14; a family pass is $40.

Saturday spectator admission is $20 for adults and $10 for kids. Family passes are $50.

Advance tickets are available at both local Casey’s General Store locations, the Neighborhood Grocery and the Cenex Convenience Store

Haulers and trailers will be allowed on the fairgrounds beginning Thursday morning; drivers will receive pit entry numbers based on their arrival time.

There is a $10 security fee for any race car parked on the grounds Thursday night.

Camping will be available on a first come, first served basis on the fairgrounds. Some electrical and water hookups are available but there is no RV sewer dump on the grounds.

More information is posted on the www.jamestownspeedway.com website.

Gustin gallops out of Jamestown with USMTS loot

June 13th, 2011

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – The USMTS Casey’s General Stores National Tour powered by Swan Energy swept into the Jamestown Speedway Saturday night and just like twelve other times this year, Ryan Gustin swept out of town with the biggest paycheck.

Gustin started third in the feature race and took the lead from polesitter Ryan Mikkelson with two laps in the books. From there ‘The Reaper’ led the final 38 laps of the WIX Filters “A” Main and rolled to his thirteenth USMTS victory of the season.

The 20-year-old from Marshalltown, Iowa, had to work for every penny of his $2,000 payday though as caution flags on laps 19 and 28 kept the field within striking distance.

Al Hejna clawed his way to second from the fifteenth starting spot and pulled alongside Gustin midway through the race. Gustin immediately switched from his high line to the low side to thwart Hejna’s efforts.

Later on, Zack VanderBeek closed in on the leader using the high side of the high-banked quarter-mile clay oval but as quickly as he saw the nose of VanderBeek’s machine Gustin was up on the cushion to take control of the fast lane.

From there, Gustin held off VanderBeek to the checkered flag while Ward Imrie of Winnipeg was impressive in his career-first USMTS start, coming from fourteenth to finish third and earn the Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger Award.

With Jon Tesch missing Saturday’s event due to a family commitment, Gustin leap-frogged into the runner-up spot in the Farm Boy BBQ Sauce Great Plains Region points standings behind Kelly Shryock, who finished fourth in the main event.

Friday’s winner Corey Dripps took fifth, Rodney Sanders was sixth, Chase Junghans finished seventh, Aaron Turnbull grabbed eighth, Hejna wound up ninth and Jamestown’s Jason Grimes rounded out the top ten finishers.

Although the journey through the Dakotas is over, the chaos is just beginning as the tireless USMTS titans invade the Nobles County Speedway in Worthington, Minn., on Sunday for the last of five straight events in the Farm Boy BBQ Sauce Great Plains Region as part of a grueling stretch of 17 races over the course of 19 days during Summer Speedweeks.

Shryock won the inaugural event at Worthington in 2007 while the 2008 edition was twice rained-out. Tesch snared the checkered flag in 2009 and Gustin showed the way in last year’s tilt.

The night’s racing action will also feature the hard-as-nails Iron Man Challenge for USRA Karl Chevrolet Stock Cars ($1,000 to win) and USRA Karl Performance Parts B-Mods ($500 to win). Also on the racing card will be USRA Hobby Stocks racing for track and national points in the American Racer USRA Weekly Racing Series, plus Sportsmans and Outlaw Mini-Sprints.

Gates open at 4 p.m., hot laps are scheduled for 5:30 and the first heat race takes to the track at 6 p.m.

Race fans can pick up $2-off coupons for Sunday’s event at both Casey’s General Stores locations in Worthington. Check out www.caseys.com for more information or to find the location nearest you.

The Nobles County Speedway is a 1/4-mile semi-banked clay oval located off of I-90 at Exit 43, then 0.4 mile south on SR 59, then 0.4 mile west on Oxford St., then 0.2 mile north on McMullan (Pioneer Village). For more information, call the track hotline at (507) 360-3825 or check out www.noblescountyspeedway.net online.

USMTS SUMMER SPEEDWEEKS:

Mon Jun 13 . Mineral City Speedway, Fort Dodge, Iowa
Tue Jun 14 . Fairmont Raceway, Fairmont, Minn.
Wed Jun 15 . Cresco Speedway, Cresco, Iowa
Thu Jun 16 . Central Wisconsin Raceway, Unity, Wis.
Fri Jun 17 . Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis.
Sat Jun 18 . Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis.
Tue Jun 21 . I-35 Speedway, Mason City, Iowa
Wed Jun 22 . Buena Vista Raceway, Alta, Iowa
Thu Jun 23 . Park Jefferson Speedway, Jefferson, S.D.
Fri Jun 24 . Rapid Speedway, Rock Rapids, Iowa
Sat Jun 25 . North Central Speedway, Brainerd, Minn.

Each event will pay $2,000 to the winner of the main event, with more than $200,000 in total prize money up for grabs during the three-week adventure.

After a chaotic month of June, drivers will get a vacation of nearly three weeks before picking up the throttle again on Wednesday, July 13, at the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., where the USMTS Casey’s General Stores National Tour powered by Swan Energy will join the World of Outlaws Late Model Series for the first time at the legendary NAPA Gopher 50.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also follow the USMTS on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and YouTube.

Jamestown Speedway Loses to Mother Nature

May 28th, 2010

JAMETOWN, ND – It wasn’t a matter of “if” it was going to rain, only “when”. The Speedway staff did an awesome job of moving the show along to get as much of the program completed as possible before the skies opened up. All 14 heat races, 2 B-mains and 2 features were completed before the show was called.

An impressive field of 25 WISSOTA Modifieds was on hand and the 4 heat race winners were Bob Sagen, Randy Klein, Corey Seckerson and Jason Grimes. The qualifiers from the B-main were Randy Tarno, Ben Mickelson, Ross Romdalvik and Eric Edwards.

The largest field of cars Saturday night was the WISSOTA Street Stock class with 28 cars. Heat races were won by Royce Jawaski, Ryan Pommerer, Rusty Kollman and Trent Grager. The B-main qualifiers were Bob Banish, Jr., Travis Ulmer, Cammy Ost and Dustin Erickson.

The WISSOTA MW Mods ran three heat races which were won by Lance Schill, Ryan Mikkelson and Scott Bintz.

The Bombers were the last to run before the rains came. The 19 cars registered Saturday night finished their feature in a light rain that became heavier and cancelled the rest of the program. Corey Jacobson took the early lead in the 15 lap feature event but had to surrender the lead and leave the track when the belts came off his #70 Bomber and the radiator overheated. Shawn Becker took over the point and went on to win his first feature of the 2010 season. Finishing second was Brandon Gussiaas followed by Jason Thoms, Joe Jacobson and Donnie Martin.

The second night of the new Hornet class had 8 competitors who ran a 15 lap feature. Jamestown’s Steven Nicolson took the lead with 3 laps to go and held on to win his first ever feature event. Finishing behind Nicolson were last week’s winner, David
Freeman, Rudy Theis, Brandon Michel and Jesse Ahoe.

The rained out features will be made up over the next 2 weekends. The WISSOTA MW Mod makeup feature will be run next weekend. June 5th will be the night of the makeup features for the WISSOTA Street Stock and the WISSOTA Modified classes.

Lamb wins Wissota Modified

June 3rd, 2009

JAMESTOWN, ND – WISSOTA Amsoil Dirt Track racing at Jamestown Speedway has been absolutely outstanding the entire month of May. Close racing and lead changes have been the norm every night and the fans are loving it. Saturday night was another
outstanding night with John Corell, Dustin Strand, Rusty Kollman and Justin Kollman visiting victory lane.

Jerry Lamb and Corey Seckerson waged a battle for the lead in the WISSOTA Modified feature that had Seckerson running high and just nosing ahead of Lamb each time they crossed the line. Then the only yellow of the race came at lap 12 and closed up the field. Seckerson slid a little high in turn 2 on the restart and Lamb and Corell got by. Then they fought back and forth for the lead over the remaining 8 laps. Lamb led the next 4 laps, then Corell led lap 17. Lamb came back to lead lap 18 but Corell took the white flag and the checkered ahead of Lamb to claim his first feature win of the season. Lamb was followed across the line by Ben Mickelson, Mike Stearns, Seckerson, Jason Grimes, Mark Trautner, Bobby Eckerdt, Tim Compson and Jamie Trautner.

The WISSOTA Street Stock feature saw 4 cars cross the line side by side to complete the first lap. Scoring had Rusty Kollman ahead of Casey Stangeland by a nose with Rory Opp and Barrett Berg also in the mix. Kollman then opened up a 2 car length
lead but was never able to pull away. The only yellow flag of the race came at lap 17 and gave Stangeland and Luke Nelson a shot at Kollman. Kelly Hagel, who was in 5th on the restart, moved into contention and mixed it up with Nelson, Stangeland and Kollman over the last 3 laps. Kollman took the checkered flag with Hagel close behind. Stangeland edged Nelson at the line for third. Barrett Berg finished fifth followed by Rory Opp, Cammy Ost and Dustin Erickson.

Brent Perleberg grabbed the lead at the start of the WISSOTA MW Mod feature but Dustin Strand took control on lap 2. Ryan Mikkelson moved into second on lap 3 and raced hard with Strand over the next 8 laps until the yellow flag waved for Todd Johnson whose car slowed on the track. The yellow flag flew just one lap later for Jason Halvorson who spun. Strand again led the field back to green with Mikkelson and Jerry Theis in striking distance. Theis nosed ahead of Mikkelson at the line to complete lap 13 but Mikkelson passed him back and held him off over the remaining laps. At the line, it was Strand, Mikkelson, Theis, Jason Grimes, Tim Compson, Brent Perleberg, Josh Eberhardt, Eric Edwards, Taylor Weight and Brent Weight.

The Bomber feature was all Justin Kollman. Kollman took the lead on the first lap and never looked back in capturing his third feature win in a row. Donnie Martin passed Joe Jacobson for second and challenged Kollman for several laps. Martin was beside Kollman and actually nosed him out at the line just as the yellow flag waved for a blown motor. After the restart, the race went green the rest of the way with Martin on Kollman’s bumper but not able to get beside him again. Martin had to settle for second behind Kollman while Chris Gussiaas finished third. Joe Jacobson crossed the line in fourth followed by Shawn Becker, Jason Thoms, Jake Emo, Tyler Michel, Brandon Gussiaas and Josh Ganser.

Randy Gordon and Brandon Guthmiller won the Road Hog Race.

Next week will be a big show with the NLRA Late Models making a visit to the Speedway. All regular classes will also be competing. Races start at 7 PM.

Grimes, Hagel and Strand win at Jamestown Speedway

May 22nd, 2009

JAMESTOWN, ND — The sun came out for race day, Saturday, at Jamestown Speedway and the race cars came from all over the area for a great night of WISSOTA AMSOIL Dirt Series action on the smooth, high banked quarter mile.

The field of 26 WISSOTA Modifieds was pared down to 20 feature qualifiers through three heats and a B-main. Blake Jegtvig of Hawley, MN, Mike Stearms of Hecla, SD and Bobby Eckerdt of Grand Forks won the heat races and Nate Heinrich of Madison, MN
won the B-main.

Tim Compson was on the poll for the 20 lap feature race with Jason Grimes starting next to him and Stearns and Eckerdt in row 2. Grimes grabbed the lead at the drop of the green followed by Compson, Stearns, Eckerdt, Randal Hanson and Mitch Johnson.
Johnson wasted no time going to the front as he was in second by lap 5. Grimes and Johnson battled for the lead for the next 10 laps with Johnson gaining the advantage for laps 15 and 16 before Grimes squeezed by on the outside to retake the lead.
Johnson fought back but had his hands full with Stearns who managed to edge out Johnson for second at the line.

Grimes claimed his first feature win of the 2009 season followed by Stearns, Johnson, John Corell, Eckerdt, Randy Tarno, Mark Trautner, Hanson, Bob Sagen and Ben Mickelson.

The WISSOTA Street Stock feature was as action packed and entertaining as ever with four different leaders during the 20 lap event. Bob Banish Jr. started on the pole and lead early before seventh starting Luke Nelson took over at lap 7. Kollman nosed out Nelson for the lead off a restart at lap 14 and Kelly Hagel fought with Kollman for the lead over the last 5 laps with Hagel crossing the finish line first. Kollman, last week’s feature winner, finished second followed by Nelson, Banish, Nate Keena, Royce Jawaski, Rory Opp, Stangeland, Josh Olheiser and Travis Ulmer.

Thirty-three WISSOTA MW Modifieds ran 4 heats and 2 B-mains to qualify 20 cars for the feature race. Heat winners were Jerry Theis, Taylor Weight, Dustin Strand and Eric Edwards. The B-main winners were Josh Eberhardt and John Clemens.

Ryan Mikkelson and Scott Bintz started on the front row of the 20 lap feature with Brent Weight and Taylor Weight in row 2. Mikkelson grabbed the lead on the start followed by Bintz, Theis and Strand. Strand moved into second on lap 4 followed by
Bintz and Taylor Weight. The first yellow flag waved at lap 8 for Patrick Sobolik. The field had trouble getting going again with 2 more yellow flags on the restart.

One more lap in the books and the leader, Mikkelson, brought out the yellow with a spin in turn 4. That left Strand in the lead followed by Bintz and Theis. Theis moved into second on the restart and made the pass on Strand on lap 14. Strand passed him back and on Theis’ attempt to regain the lead, there was contact and Theis was called for bringing out the yellow flag. Strand went on to take the checkered flag just ahead of Bintz. Jeremy Forester came from his 15th starting spot to finish third followed by Taylor Weight, Josh Eberhardt, Bryce Borgen, Mike Anderson, Pat Sobolik, Brent Weight and Zach Naastad.

The Bomber heats were won by Zach Frederick, John VanBruggen and Shawn Becker and the B-main was won by Justin Kollman. Devin Christ started on the front row of the feature with VanBruggen starting next to him. Bryan Wolf and Leann Christensen
started in row 2. VanBruggen grabbed the lead followed by Christensen, Christ and Jake Emo. Christensen brought out the yellow on lap 2 with a spin on the back straight. On the restart, Emo took over the lead followed by Joe Jacobson.

The yellow flag flew after lap 4 for an incident in turn four that sent Becker to the rear of the field and on the restart, fifteenth starting Justin Kollman took over the lead. Kollman and Emo battled for the lead the rest of the way with Kollman coming out on top. Emo finished as the runner-up for the second week in a row. Zach Frederick finished third followed by Tyler Michel, Jason Thoms, Joe Jacobson, Bryan Wolf, Donnie Martin, Chris Gussiaas and Shawn Becker.

The Road Hog race was won by Randy Gordon and Brandon Guthmiller.

Next week will be 2009 High School Graduates night with all 2009 area High School seniors admitted free. All regular classes will be competing with racing starting at 7 PM.

Jamestown Gets their Season Opener under their Belt!

May 11th, 2009

JAMESTOWN, ND – The season opener at Jamestown Speedway went off without a hitch in spite of Mother Nature throwing in a winter day in the middle of May. The temperature struggled to reach 40 degrees and sprinkles and some snowflakes kept the staff on edge all afternoon. The sun peaked out of the clouds during the pit meeting but was soon gone. The fans who braved the weather were treated to some awesome racing and an early night as the staff moved the show along quickly and completed the program by 9:30.

Twenty WISSOTA Modifieds were on hand for the opener with heat wins going to Jason Grimes, Mike Greseth and John Corell. Opening night feature lineups are done by redraw and Blake Jegtvig drew the pole for the 20 lap event. Jerry Lamb started beside Jegtvig with Corell and Grimes in row 2. Jegtvig grabbed the lead on the start followed by Corell, Lamb, Grimes and Bob Sagen.

Jegtvig and Corell battled for the lead the entire race with Jegtvig prevailing and claiming the first WISSOTA Modified checkered flag of the 2009 season. Corell finished second followed by Sagen, Lamb, Bobby Eckerdt, Randy Tarno, Paul Englestad, Corey Seckerson, Alex Englestad and Ben Mickelson.

The WISSOTA Street Stock class fielded 18 cars for the opener with heat wins going to Bill Miller, Rusty Kollman and Trent Grager. Bill Miller and his brother James brought their WISSOTA Street Stocks all the way from Plevna, MT to race the opener
at Jamestown Speedway. James’s car was right at home on the high banked ¼ mile as it was formerly owned by Spencer Johnson of Jamestown.

Travis Ulmer of Dickinson drew the pole for the feature with Nate Keena starting next to him. Kollman and Kelly Hagel drew row 2. Ulmer led the first lap before Kollman took over followed by Hagel. Bill Miller quickly moved into third place with Luke Nelson running fourth. The only caution flag of the race came at lap 15 for Ulmer. Kollman maintained the lead throughout the 20 lap event with Hagel finishing second and Nelson in third. Trent Grager finished fourth followed by Casey Stangeland, Keena, Bill Miller, Nic Klein, Jordan Zillmer and Geoff Hellman.

The WISSOTA MW Mods ran 3 heats which were won by Eric Edwards, Bryce Borgen and Jerry Theis. Brent Weight drew the pole for the feature with Ryan Fike starting next to him. Borgen and Edwards started in row 2. Weight led the first 3 laps with Fike and Theis battling for second place. Fike took over the lead on lap 4 and Josh Eberhardt got by Weight for second on lap 5. The yellow flag flew for Travis Aljets on lap 7 and on the restart, Fike went off the back straight in heavy traffic. As
Fike came back on the racing surface, the cars behind him had to check up and the melee brought out another yellow flag. Fike had to retire to the pits and the race restarted with Weight grabbing the lead from Eberhardt.

Eberhardt came back to take the lead on lap 9 and Edwards came with him to second. Edwards followed Eberhardt the second half of the race looking for an opening to get by. Coming out of turn 4 for the checkered, Eberhardt got high and Edwards took
advantage pulling even and then ahead at the checkered. Eberhardt’s car clipped the wall and spun to the infield as it crossed the line but did not interfere with the rest of the field. In what proved to be a controversial call, the win was awarded to Edwards. Eberhardt was scored in second followed by Theis, Taylor Weight, Brent Perleberg, Borgen, Jeremy Forester, Brent Weight, Scott Bintz and Randy Klein.

The first feature event of the 2009 season was also the first career feature win for Chris Gussiaas. Gussiass drew the pole for the 15 lap event and went flag to flag holding off a determined Jake Emo at the checkered flag. Emo finished second followed by Brandon Gussiaas, Zach Frederick, Shawn Becker, Tyler Michel, Donnie Martin, Leann Christensen, Justin Kollman and Kyle Sand.

The Road Hog race was won by Seth Schulz and Chase Biel followed by the team of Randy Gordon and Brandon Guthmiller.

Jamestown Speedway Doubleheader

September 4th, 2008

Two days of $1000 to win shows for the WISSOTA Street Stocks drew 32 cars each
night. Kelly Hagel of Carrington took the lead on lap 4 of Saturday night’s feature and held off Luke Nelson and Spencer Johnson for the big win. Nelson reversed the roles Sunday night as he took the lead from Hagel on lap 10 and held on for the win. Hagel finished second with Johnson third.

Mark Trautner of Mahnomen, MN started in the 5th position for the Saturday night WISSOTA Modified feature but finished first. On Sunday night, he finished second behind Mike Stearns of Hecla, SD. Stearns went flag to flag in claiming his second feature of the season at Jamestown Speedway.

Randy Klein topped a large field of WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds on Saturday night
after an 11th place start. Eric Edwards led early and Jayson Corell led the middle laps but it was all Klein the second half of the race. Corell finished second followed by Bobby Eckerdt and Jerry Theis.

Jason Grimes climbed back into his old car Sunday night and went flag to flag to win the WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature. Rusty Kollman finished second in Kelly Hagel’s car.

Corey Jacobson went flag to flag to win the Bomber feature on Saturday night and Justin Schempp was the winner Sunday night.

CHAMPIONS CROWNED AT JAMESTOWN SPEEDWAY

August 27th, 2008

The point championships were up for grabs in the WISSOTA Modifieds and the Bombers. Randy Tarno went into the night with a 4 point lead over Corey Seckerson in the Modifieds and Matt Gumke and Landon Becker started the night tied for the Bomber point lead. Spencer Johnson had a 14 point lead over Royce Jawaski and just needed to finish the feature to wrap up the title while Ryan Fike had a safe 35 point lead over Ryan Mikkelson in the Midwest Modifieds.

The eighteen car WISSOTA Modified feature started with Jason Grimes and Mike Stearns on the front row. Grimes went to the rim and took the lead and Jerry Lamb broke out in second followed by Stearns, Mike Greseth and Blake Jegtvig. The first yellow flag came after 3 laps when Stearns spun in turn 4 while running third. The remainder of the field scrambled to avoid contact but Jegtvig and John Corell both sustained damage in the incident. Jegtvig was able to continue with minor sheet metal damage but Corell retired to the pits. Before another lap could be completed, Randall Hanson brought out another yellow flag and joined Stearns at the rear of the field. Jegtvig got by Lamb for second on the restart while Grimes continued in the lead. After 2 more cautions in the early laps, the race got into a rhythm with Grimes rim-ridding and Jegtvig running low. Corey Seckerson worked his way through the field and moved into third at the halfway point bringing ninth starting Andy
Gordon with him.

The yellow flag waved after 14 laps as Corey Stangeland spun in turn 4. On the
restart, Seckerson ducked low when the green flag dropped and clipped the inside wall with the left front tire. The damage wasn’t apparent until he let off the gas entering turn one. When the weight of the car came down on the damaged left front, the car spun causing the rest of the field to scramble to avoid him. Seckerson’s car was towed to the pits and green flag racing resumed with Grimes still in the lead followed by Jegtvig, Gordon, Lamb, Kent Arment, Greseth and Stearns. Jegtvig edged Grimes at the line to complete lap 15 and then held him off the rest of the way to take the feature win. Gordon got by Grimes on the last lap to finish second. Grimes crossed in third place followed by Greseth, Arment, Stearns, Lamb, Nate Heinrich and Randy Tarno.

Tarno and Seckerson went into the feature tied in points but Seckerson’s early
departure from the event left Tarno to claim the season point championship for the class.

The WISSOTA Street Stock feature was one of the best races of the season at the
Speedway. Eighteen cars started the 20 lap event with Levi Babcock and Casey
Stangeland occupying the first row. Babcock took the lead early with Stangeland running second and Rory Opp in third. Lap 2 was scored Babcock, Stangeland, Rusty Kollman, Royce Jawaski, Trent Grager and Opp. Opp recovered for fourth place on lap 3 behind Stangeland, Jawaski and Babcock.

The yellow flag flew on lap 5 for Dave Weigum and on the restart, it was Babcock, Jawaski, Opp, Stangeland and Luke Nelson. The front six or seven cars were running in a pack so close that their scored positions were determined by inches as they crossed the line at the completion of each lap. At the head of the pack, Opp nosed out Babcock for the lead at lap 11 and when the yellow waved for Paul Kirkeide at the end of 12 laps, the running order was Opp, Babcock, Kollman, Nelson, Hagel, Jawaski and Johnson. After just one more lap, the yellow waved again as Durwin Powers and Barrett Berg got together coming out of turn 2. Both changed flat tires and rejoined the field. On the last restart of the race, Kollman edged Opp for the lead. Nelson spun but continued on without bringing out a yellow flag and retired to the pits on the next lap.

The battle at the front waged on as Opp continued to challenge Kollman for the lead. Opp finally nosed out Kollman on lap 17 and held him off the rest of the way for his first feature win of the season. Kollman finished second followed by Jawaski, Hagel, Johnson, Babcock, Stangeland, Grager and Weigum.

Spencer Johnson is the season point champion for the Wissota Street Stock class.

Rusty Kollman borrowed Kelly Hagel’s Midwest Modified Saturday night and turned in a winning performance as he went flag to flag in the feature event. Kollman and Corey Wegner started on the front row but Joie Pfaff edged Wegner for second on the first lap. Wegner spun in turn 4 bringing out the yellow on lap 3 and on the restart, Brent Perleberg and Ryan Fike got together in turn 1. Perleberg went to the rear of the field and Kollman brought the field back to the green flag. Kelly Seckerson passed Pfaff for second on lap 5 and Ryan Mikkelson ran fourth followed by Scott Bintz and Jayson Corell.

Dave Peterson was charged with causing a caution on lap 11 and Perleberg spun on lap 14. Kollman took the white flag ahead of Pfaff and Seckerson but Pfaff was charged with causing Seckerson to spin in turn one. The race ended under yellow with Kollman getting the win ahead of Seckerson, Mikkelson, Corell, Jerry Theis, Eric Edwards, Ryan Lehr and Josh Eberhardt.

Ryan Fike is the track champion in the Midwest Modifieds.

The title for the Bomber point champion went right down to the wire as Matt Gumke and Landon Becker were tied going into championship night. Corey Jacobson was only 3 points behind the leaders. Becker won his heat while Gumke came in fourth in his heat giving Becker a 3 point advantage going into the feature.

Charlie Carr and Tyler Michel were on the front row for the Bomber feature with Jake Emo and Paul Wanzek in row 2. Emo led the first lap followed by Carr, Michel, Jeff Voegl and Wanzek. The yellow flag waved after lap 2 when Dusty Mund lost a tire coming out of turn 2. The tire rolled down the back straightaway, around turns 3 and 4 and down the front straightaway before finally losing momentum and rolling into the infield. Emo led the field back to green followed by Carr, Landon Becker, Michel, Vogel, Corey Jacobson and Wanzek. Becker passed Carr for second on lap 3 and set his sights on Emo and the lead.

The second yellow flag of the race came at lap 8 for Vogel. Emo maintained the lead coming out of the caution period but Becker got by on lap 10 for the lead. Becker held on through 2 more caution periods but Jacobson and Gumke had advance to second and third behind him. Gumke passed Jacobson on lap 14 but wasn’t able to challenge Becker for the lead. Becker won the feature and the point championship. Gumke finished second in the feature and second in points while Jacobson finished third in the feature and third in points. Emo crossed the line in fourth place followed by Justin Schempp, Dustin Erickson, Michel and Donnie Martin.

The Road Hog race was won by the 6G team of Chris Gussiaas and Kyle Braaten.

The WISSOTA Street Stock Doubleheader will be Saturday and Sunday, August 30th and 31st. The WISSOTA Modifieds and Midwest Modifieds, the Bombers and the Road Hogs will also be running. There will be a complete show each night with racing starting at 7 PM on Saturday and 6 PM on Sunday.

JAMESTOWN SPEEDWAY RESULTS

August 20th, 2008

The annual Road Hog Rumble was the featured event this week as the 2-driver cars ran heats and a feature. They put on a spirited race with the team of Glenn Christianson and Randy Gordon taking the trophy.

The WISSOTA Amsoil Dirt Track Series classes came through with some awesome racing on a great track surface. The feature winners were Mike Stearns in the WISSOTA Modifieds, Luke Nelson in the WISSOTA Street Stocks, Ryan Fike in the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds and Matt Gumke in the Bombers.

Mike Stearns started on the pole and grabbed the early lead in the WISSOTA Modified feature followed by Corey Seckerson, Eric Edwards and Leo Burkhardsmier. Blake Jegtvig started eighth but was in third behind Seckerson by lap 3. Stearns was flying on the high side while Seckerson was inching closer on the bottom and Jegtvig was searching for the fastest line.

The leaders entered lapped traffic by the halfway point and green flag racing
continued until lap 14 when a yellow flag slowed the action. Stearns brought the field to the restart followed by Seckerson and Jegtvig side by side behind him. Stearns maintained the lead on lap 15 but Seckerson edged ahead at lap 16. Stearns fought back on the outside and nosed out Seckerson to lead lap 17. Stearns crossed the finish line inches ahead of Seckerson to claim his first Jamestown Speedway victory. Seckerson was followed closely by Jegtvig, Corky Thomas, John Corell, Randy Tarno, Jason Grimes and Eric Edwards.

Casey Stangeland grabbed the lead from outside row one at the start of the WISSOTA Street Stock feature. Luke Nelson broke out in second followed by Royce Jawaski, Kelly Hagel, Rusty Kollman and Trent Grager. Hagel edged Nelson for second on lap 3 but Nelson came back to take over second on lap 4. Hagel ran second on laps 7 through 9 but at the halfway point, it was Nelson in second behind Stangeland. Hagel ran third followed by Jawaski, Kollman and Spencer Johnson.

Stangeland’s strong run at the point and his bid for his first WISSOTA Street Stock feature win came to an end at lap 16 when he exited off turn one with a mechanical problem. Nelson inherited the lead followed by Jawaski, Johnson, Hagel and Kollman. Hagel edged Johnson for third on lap 19 and at the checkered flag, it was Nelson, Jawaski, Hagel, Johnson, Kollman, Grager, Bob Banish, Jr., and Cammy Ost.

The father and son team of Brent and Taylor Weight led the 20 car WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature field to the green flag. Taylor grabbed the lead followed by Brent, Jerry Theis, Josh Eberhardt, Eric Edwards, Ryan Fike and Ryan Lehr. The yellow flag waved at lap 9 when Brent Weight spun and made contact with Theis who pitted for a flat tire. Taylor Weight led the field back to green but brought out an immediate yellow when his car lost a brake rotor in turn 2.

Ryan Fike inherited the lead followed by Eberhardt, Ryan Mikkelson, Edwards and
Lehr. Mikkelson took over 2nd place on the restart and Lehr moved into third on lap 11. Eberhardt took third place back on lap 15. Fike held off Mikkelson for the win and Eberhardt came in third followed by Lehr, Edwards, Jayson Corell and Jeremy Forester.

Polesitter Devin Christ was unable to make the call for the Bomber feature so Donnie Martin moved into that spot and lead the first lap of the 15 lap event. Shawn Becker took over at the point on lap 2 putting Martin back to second. Paul Wanzek ran third followed by Jake Emo and Matt Gumke. Wanzek dropped to fifth on lap 3 and Gumke got by Emo for third on lap 4. The yellow flag waved on lap 7 for Dustin Erickson who was off turn 2 with a flat tire. Another yellow flag came out on the restart as Wanzek had problems and exited to the pits.

Shawn Becker led the field back to the green flag followed by Martin, Gumke, Emo and Landon Becker. Gumke passed Martin for second on lap 8 and Landon Becker got by Martin for third on lap 9. Gumke kept his momentum going and passed Shawn Becker for the lead on lap 10. Shawn faded to fifth on lap 12 leaving Landon in second, Emo in third and Martin fourth. Shawn Becker and Justin Kollman passed Martin on lap 13 and at the checkered flag, it was Gumke, Landon Becker, Emo, Shawn Becker, Kollman, Martin and Justin Schempp.

Next week will be Season Championship night followed on August 30 and 31 by the
WISSOTA Street Stock Double Header.

JAMESTOWN SPEEDWAY RESULTS

August 13th, 2008

The WISSOTA Modifeds were the featured class Saturday night with visitors Kent
Arment of Aberdeen, SD and Rick Jacobson of Bemidji, MN joining the regulars for the increased payoff. The top 3 qualifiers from each heat redrew for their starting positions in the feature. Mark Trautner drew the pole with Kent Arment starting alongside. Row 2 was Rick Jacobson and Blake Jegtvig and row 3 was Jerry Lamb and John Corell.

The 20 lap feature race was yellow flagged before the first lap could be completed and Mark Trautner was charged with causing the caution. That put Jacobson on the pole for the second start and again, the yellow flag flew immediately after the green as Jacobson and Arment got together and spun between turns 1 and 2. A judgement call that could have gone either way, went against Jacobson who dropped to the rear for the restart.

Arment grabbed the lead on the next start followed by Jegtvig, Lamb, Corell and
Jason Grimes. Corell got by Lamb for third on lap 2 and Corey Seckerson passed Lamb for fourth on lap 8. Arment opened up a considerable lead as Corell and Seckerson reeled in Jegtvig to set up a three way battle for second place. The race continued under green for the entire 20 laps and Arment started lapping cars at lap 16. Jegtvig picked the wrong line around a lapped car on lap 18 allowing Corell and Seckerson to sneak by.

At the checkered, it was Arment, Corell, Seckerson, Jegtvig, Sagen, Jacobson, Randy Tarno, Mark Trautner and Jason Grimes.

Levi Babcock and Paul Kirkeide started on the front row for the 20 lap WISSOTA
Street Stock feature but it was Trent Grager who grabbed the lead from inside row 3. The yellow flag waved on lap 2 and again on the restart as first Bob Banish, Jr., then Kirkeide, spun in turn 2. Grager maintained the lead for 2 more laps before the yellow waved again for Kelly Hagel who spun in turn 3. Rusty Kollman was charged with causing Hagel to spin, so he dropped to the rear for the next restart. Luke Nelson spun on the restart while running second and had to go to the pits as the yellow and black flags had been displayed to the field.

Grager again brought the field to the green flag with Spencer Johnson glued to his rear bumper followed by Royce Jawaski, Tyler Lambert and Kelly Hagel. The race went green for 9 laps before the final yellow flag waved for Kirkeide. Grager lead on the restart and held off Johnson over the next 5 laps to claim his first ever Jamestown Speedway feature trophy. Johnson was followed across the line by Jawaski, Hagel, Lambert, Scott Bintz, Rusty Kollman, Rory Opp and Durwin Power.

The WISSOTA Midwest Modified class had 29 cars vying for 20 feature starting spots. Dave Peterson and Joie Pfaff qualified for the front row of the main event, but Peterson was unable to make the call moving Jeremy Forester to the pole position. Pfaff lead the first 3 laps before the yellow flag waved for a spin by Corey Wegner. Pfaff lead one more lap after the restart before Ryan Lehr took over at the point followed by Pfaff, Scott Bintz, Kelly Seckerson and Randy Klein. Seckerson moved to second on lap 8 and the yellow came out on lap 10 for a spin by Billie Christ.

Lehr brought the field back to the green flag but spun between turns 1 and 2
bringing out yet another yellow flag. Seckerson inherited the lead on the restart and Jayson Corell passed Pfaff to take over second place. The yellow flag came out again after just one more lap for Wegner who retired to the pits.

Seckerson led the field back to the green flag followed by Corell, Eric Edwards, Pfaff, Bintz and Klein. Edwards passed Corell for second on lap 14 but Corell passed both Edwards and Seckerson for the lead on lap 17. Edwards also got by Seckerson for second before Seckerson spun bringing out the final yellow flag of the race. Corell held on through the final 2 laps to claim his second Jamestown Speedway feature in a row. Edwards finished second followed by Klein, Bintz, Josh Eberhardt, Christ, Pfaff, Kelly Hagel, Jim Morlock and Ryan Fike.

The Bombers ran the cleanest feature of the night with only one yellow flag slowing the action. Paul Wanzek grabbed the early lead followed by Donnie Martin, Tyler Michel and Matt Gumke. Gumke moved into second by lap 3 and Corey Jacobson passed Michel for third on lap 4. Michel took the third position back on lap 5. Lap 9 saw Gumke pass Wanzek for the lead and Jacobson passed Michel again for third.

The yellow flag came at lap 10 for Kyle Sand whose car caught fire exiting turn 2. Sand stopped on the back straight and the pit steward quickly put out the fire. Sand was not injured. Gumke led the field back to green followed by Wanzek, Jacobson and Michel. Jacobson passed Wanzek for second on lap 12 but could not get by Gumke for the lead. Gumke went on to win the feature followed by Jacobson, Wanzek, Martin, Justin Kollman, Shawn Becker, Justin Schempp, Dustin Erickson and Brandon Gussiaas.

Next Saturday, August 16th, the Road Hogs will be the featured class.

JAMESTOWN SPEEDWAY RESULTS

August 2nd, 2008

The die-hard race fans were on their feet for the finish of the Mod feature and the WISSOTA Amsoil Dirt Track Series program, including a makeup feature, was completed by 10:30 PM.

The makeup feature was the WISSOTA Modified feature that was rained out on July
19th. Bob Sagen and Jerry Lamb started on the front row and it was Lamb who grabbed the lead from the outside. Randy Tarno got by Sagen for second on lap 2 and Blake Jegtvig passed Sagen for third on lap 4. The caution came out for Sagen on lap 5 and on the restart, Jegtvig got by Lamb for the lead. Lamb came back to lead the next four laps before the yellow flag waved for Duane Zabel. Jegtvig again took over the lead on the restart and held it for 2 laps before Lamb reclaimed the point.

The final pass for the lead came on lap 19 as Jegtvig edged Lamb at the line and held on for the win. Lamb finished second followed by Tarno, John Corell and Corey Seckerson.

The current night’s WISSOTA Modified feature started 21 cars with Jerry Lamb and Dwight Wegner on the front row and Rusty Kollman and John Corell in row 2. Lamb grabbed the lead at the drop of the green followed by Kollman and Wegner. The yellow flag waved after just one lap for Terry Busack. Lamb led the field back to green and held the lead through the next 4 laps until the yellow waved for Chase Carlson.

Lamb again led on the restart followed by Corell, Kollman, Mark Trautner and Randal Hanson. After 6 green flag laps, a series of caution periods slowed the action. When green flag racing resumed, Lamb was at the point followed by Corell, Kollman, Jegtvig and Corky Thomas. Lamb ran the middle groove while Corell hugged the bottom of the track. Corell edged Lamb at the line to complete lap 18 and held on for the win. Lamb finished second ahead of Jegtvig, Kollman, Thomas, Randy Tarno and Randal Hanson.

Cammy Ost paced the field of WISSOTA Street Stocks to the green flag for their 20 lap feature but it was Spencer Johnson who grabbed the early lead. Luke Nelson, Trent Grager and Kelly Hagel followed Johnson for 2 laps before Nelson rode the rim to the front. Johnson and Hagel battled for second as Greger tried to hold off Royce Jawaski for fourth.

The first caution of the race came on lap 11 as Wayne Smith spun. On the restart, Hagel got by Johnson for second. One lap later, the caution came out again for Bob Banish, Jr. who was off turn 4. Nelson brought the field back to the green flag and Hagel and Johnson made it 3-wide for the lead but Nelson prevailed and hung on for the win. Johnson edged Hagel for second and Jawaski finished fourth followed by Kollman, Casey Stangeland, Scott Bintz and Grager.

After 2 quick yellows on the start, the WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature got into a rhythm interrupted by only 1 more caution. Brent Perleberg grabbed the lead from the outside pole position and held off Kelly Seckerson and Ryan Mikkelson through the next and final caution which came on lap 3 for Randy Klein’s spin. Perleberg kept the lead off the restart and Seckerson passed Mikkelson for second. Mikkelson came back and took second again on lap 6. Jayson Corell passed Seckerson on lap 8 and edged Mikkelson at the line to complete lap 9.

Pereleberg continued in the lead as Mikkelson and Corell swapped the second spot and Jerry Theis moved into fourth. Mikkelson was in second on lap 17 but Corell got by on lap 18 and held off Mikkelson on lap 19. On lap 20, Corell got a good run off turn 4 and passed Perleberg for the lead and the win. Perleberg finished second followed by Theis, Mikkelson, Ryan Lehr, Jason Strand, Seckerson and Ryan Fike.

The Bomber feature started 18 cars and after a quick yellow flag on the start, they went green the rest of the way. Dan Mulske and Leann Christensen crossed the line to complete the first lap in a dead heat but Corey Jacobson took over on lap 2 and never looked back as he captured his second feature of the season. Point leader Justin Schempp finished second followed by Matt Gumke, Tyler Michel, Landon Becker and Jake Emo.

The Road Hog race was won by Travis Edinger and Nick Rowley.

The Speedway will be off next weekend but returns to action on August 9th with a Wissota Modified Special.

JAMESTOWN SPEEDWAY RESULTS

July 24th, 2008

All the races except the WISSOTA Modified feature were run
before the rain reappeared and washed out that portion of the program. The WISSOTA Modified feature will be run next week along with an entirely new program of WISSOTA Amsoil Dirt Track Series racing.

The WISSOTA Modifieds ran 2 exciting heat races before the rains came. Blake
Jegtvig came from the back of Heat #1 to pass Bob Sagen for the lead on lap 6.
Corey Seckerson passed Sagen on the final lap to take second. Sagen finished third followed by Dwight Wegner and Mike Stearns. Heat #2 was won by Jason Grimes followed by Mark Trautner, Randy Tarno and Jerry Lamb.

Jason Babcock and Trent Grager lead the WISSOTA Street Stock feature to the green flag and it was Grager to the point for the lead. Rusty Kollman passed Babcock for second on lap 2 and started pressuring Grager for the lead. Grager held off Kollman until lap 8 when Kollman got by on the low side to take over the lead.

The yellow flag waved on lap 15 for a spin by Casey Stangeland. Kollman continued at the point on the restart and Grager held off Luke Nelson to maintain second place. The race ended with the yellow and checkered displayed together as Babcock was off the top of turn 4. Kollman got the win followed by Grager, Nelson, Spencer Johnson, Royce Jawaski and Kelly Hagel.

The start of the WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature was packed with excitement and frustration as the yellow flag waved more then the green. Jeremy Forester led the first lap followed by Derek Bernstein, Ryan Lehr, Josh Eberhardt and Brent Weight. The yellow flag was coming out for Randy Klein who went off turn 3 when the action in turn 2 drew everyone’s attention. Lehr and Bernstein got together and Weight, with no where to go, ran over the front of Bernstein’s car. Weight went up in the air and rolled. The car then pirouetted on its nose before landing wheels up on the track. The race was red flagged while Weight’s car was rolled onto its wheels. Weight unbuckled and climbed out unscathed but with a heavily damaged car to take home. Bernstein was also done for the night.

Forester restarted at the point followed by Lehr but the action was halted again on lap 3 when Corey Wegner spun in turn 4. One more lap and the caution flag came out for the leader, Forester, who spun in turn 2. Lehr lead on the next restart before the yellow waved for Jeff DeBuck whose car died on the track.

When green flag racing resumed on lap 6, Lehr was at the point followed by Scott Bintz, Jayson Corell and Jerry Theis. After 11 laps without a caution, the final yellow flag waved for Ryan Carr on lap 16. Lehr brought the field back to green for the single file restart, but Bintz turned it up a notch and took the lead from Lehr on lap 17. Ryan Fike also made a move on the restart going to third followed by Theis and Randy Klein. Bintz held off Lehr the rest of the way to claim his first ever feature trophy in a WISSOTA Midwest Modified. Lehr crossed the line in second followed by Fike, Klein, Theis, Wegner, Ryan Mikkelson and Brent Perleberg.

Paul Wanzek grabbed the early lead in the Bomber feature followed by Casey Jensen, Josh Ganser and Justin Schempp. The only yellow flag of the race came after lap 1 for Tyler Michel. Wanzek brought the field back to green flag racing as Schempp got by Ganser for third. Schempp continued his march to the front passing Jensen on lap 5. Schempp immediately put pressure on Wanzek for the lead and passed him on lap 7.

As Schempp continued in the lead, Jeff Vogel was making his presence known. He
started fourth but dropped back to fifth on the start where he stayed until lap 11 when he got by Landon Becker and Jensen for third. Wanzek slipped back on lap 12 leaving Vogel in second and Jensen in third. Schempp cruised to his second feature win of the season followed by Vogel, Jensen, Corey Jacobson and Landon Becker.

The 6G Road Hog driven by Chris Gussiaas and Kyle Braaten was back in victory lane Saturday night. Glenn Christianson and Randy Gordon in the #18 car finished second.

Next week will be Kids’ Ride in the Race Cars night. Rides start at 7 PM followed by a full racing program for all classes and the make-up feature for the WISSOTA Modifieds.

JAMESTOWN SPEEDWAY RESULTS

July 15th, 2008

Mike Greseth and Jerry Lamb started on the front row of the WISSOTA Modified feature with Greseth taking the lead on the start. Lamb hugged the bottom and inched closer to Greseth taking the lead away on lap 4. Greseth continued in second place followed by Corey Seckerson, Jason Grimes and Blake Jegtvig.

The race continued under green and Lamb looked to have a solid hold on the lead
until lap 14 when something broke on his car and he pulled into the infield.
Seckerson had just passed Greseth for second and now found himself in the lead. Greseth and Jegtvig challenged Seckerson over the next 6 laps but Seckerson held onfor the win. Greseth finished second followed by Jegtvig, Jason Grimes and Randy Tarno.

Casey Stangeland took the lead on the drop of the green to start the WISSOTA Street Stock feature but his tenure there was short as Rory Opp took over on lap 2. Opp looked comfortable in the lead but Stangeland was getting pressure for the second spot. Luke Nelson moved into third on lap 2 and stayed there for much of the race. Nelson advanced another spot when Stangeland spun on lap 15. The only caution of the race came after lap 16 when Bob Banish Jr. spun in turn 4.

The restart bunched up the field and created a 4-car battle for the lead as Opp held off Nelson, Royce Jawaski and Rusty Kollman. Jawaski nosed out Nelson for second on lap 19 and took advantage of a bobble by Opp on the last corner of the race to sneak by on the bottom for the lead and the win. Opp finished second followed by Kollman, Nelson, Kelly Hagel and Spencer Johnson.

The WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature started with Derek Bernstein and Jayson Corell on the front row followed by Josh Eberhardt and Bobby Eckerdt. Corell jumped into the lead on the start followed by Bernstein and Eckerdt. The yellow flag flew on lap 2 for a spin by Kelly Seckerson and again on the restart for Ryan Mikkelson.

Corell brought the field back to the green flag but it was Eckerdt with the run and the lead on lap 3. Bernstein got by Corell for second on lap 5 followed by Ryan Fike and Jerry Theis. The final caution of the race came on lap 8 as John Clemens connected with Seckerson and spun him in turn 4.

Eckerdt held the lead on the final restart and fought off all challengers on his way to the checkered flag. Bernstein finished second followed by Theis, Dustin Strand, Jim Morlock and Scott Bintz.

The Bomber feature had many yellow flags and a few surprises. Tyler Michel led the first lap but pulled in during a caution period with mechanical problems. Josh Ganser inherited the lead but it was Cory Jacobson who snatched it away and held off Justin Schempp through the longest green flag run of the race between laps 4 and 9.

Jacobson restarted at the point after the lap 9 caution for Marty Nitschke but when the yellow waved again one lap later for Jeff Vogel, Jacobson had to pull in with an overheating problem. Justin Schempp brought the field back to the green flag but it was rookie Justin Kollman edging Schempp at the line to lead lap 11. Kollman maintained the lead through one more caution period and kept Schempp at bay in route to his first ever feature win. Schempp finished second followed by Dustin Erickson, Shawn Becker, Donnie Martin and Matt Gumke.

Next Saturday will be Support Our Troops Night at the Speedway with all Military personnel admitted free with a military ID. Racing starts at 7 PM.

JAMESTOWN SPEEDWAY

July 10th, 2008

The weather was hot and muggy with the humidity increasing late in the afternoon and remaining high during the entire program. This drew moisture up from deep in the track keeping the racing surface tacky and fast all night. Several Sprint cars pulled both front tires off the ground as they exited the corners.

Nick Shirek and Ryan Wilson started on the front row of the 19 car, 25 lap feature. Kevin Lawson and Casey Mack pushed off in row two. It was Mack who grabbed the lead at the drop of the green followed by Shirek and Lawson. The caution flew on lap 6 for Chris Shirek who had stalled just off the back straightaway.

Mack led the field back to green followed by Nick Shirek, Kevin Lawson and Lou
Kennedy, Jr. Kennedy got a good run on the restart and moved into second several car lengths behind Mack. Mack started lapping the rear of the field at lap 12 as the race continued under green. The second and final caution of the race came with 4 laps remaining as Nick Shirek spun in turn 4.

Mack maintained the lead on the restart followed by Kennedy, Lawson and Wade
Nygaard. Nygaard got by Lawson on the restart bringing Greg Nikitenko with him. Mack crossed the finish line well ahead of Kennedy who was followed by Nygaard, Nikitenko and Tom Egeland.

Jamie Trautner and Dwight Wegner led the field of WISSOTA Modifieds to the green flag to start their 20 lap feature event. When the green flag waved, Trautner jumped out in front followed by Jason Grimes and Wegner. Corey Seckerson and Mark Trautner moved up to 3rd and 4th on lap 3. Seckerson edged by Grimes on lap 6 to take over second as Jamie Trautner continued at the point.

The only caution of the race came at lap 15 for Mike Stearns who went off turn 3. Jamie Trautner maintained the lead coming off the restart but Grimes edged Seckerson for second. “High-side” Grimes then set out after Trautner getting beside him on lap 17. Grimes edged Trautner at the line to take the lead on lap 18 and held on for his first WISSOTA Modified feature win on his hometown track. Jamie Trautner finished second followed by Seckerson, Mark Trautner, John Corell and Randy Tarno.

Trent Grager and Casey Stangeland led the field of WISSOTA Street Stocks to the
green flag to start their 20 lap feature event with Bob Banish, Jr., and Kelly Hagel in row two. Stangeland took the point followed by Hagel, Rusty Kollman and Banish. The race went green for 12 laps with Stangeland out in front before the yellow waved. Unfortunately, the yellow was for Stangeland who went off turn 3.

Hagel inherited the lead and turned it into a victory as he held off Rusty Kollman and Royce Jawaski to the line. Kollman finished second followed by Jawaski, Luke Nelson and Spencer Johnson.

The WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature saw the first yellow flag wave on the start. On the restart, Ryan Lehr grabbed the lead but as he went into turn 2 on lap 2, Ryan Mikkelson slid up the track and into Lehr sending him off the track. Lehr was unable to continue and Mikkelson tagged the rear of the field. Jayson Corell inherited the lead but the yellow waved again for Steve Ost.

Corell brought the field back to green with Jerry Theis in second followed by Brent Perleberg and Jim Morlock. Eric Edwards got by Morlock for fourth on lap 5 and the yellow waved for Morlock on lap 9. Corell was out front on the restart but Theis got a run and took the position on lap 10. Edwards passed Perleberg for third on lap 16. Theis held off Corell for the win followed by Edwards in third, Perleberg in fourth and Mikkelson, fifth.

Rookie Kyle Sand was on the pole for the Bomber feature but Casey Jensen grabbed the lead on the drop of the green. Sand fell back to fourth on lap 2 as Landon Becker and Marty Nitschke got by. The yellow flag came out on 5 for Donnie Martin who pulled up with a flat tire. Jensen led the field back to the green flag on the restart and maintained the point through a series of yellow flags.

When green flag racing resumed, Jensen was still at the point followed by Justin Schempp and Jeff Vogel. Jensen led the rest of the way to capture is first feature win of the season. Schempp finished second followed by Vogel, L. Becker, Matt Gumke and Jake Emo.

The Road Hog race was won by Travis Edinger and Chuck Himmerich.

Next up is the Stutsman County Fair Race on July 12th. The Fair race will have an early start time of 6 PM.

JAMESTOWN SPEEDWAY RESULTS

July 9th, 2008

The WISSOTA Modified feature started out with a caution flag before Leo
Burkhardsmier took control at the point with Jamie Trautner, Corey Seckerson and Jason Grimes following. Mark Trautner made fast progress through the field and passed Burkhardsmier for the lead on lap 5.

The first of 3 cautions on lap 6 flew for Jerry Lamb. On the restart, Burkhardsmier made contact with Mark Trautner ending Trautner’s night early. On the next restart, the caution came out again for Jason Grimes who then tagged the rear of the field.

After the series of cautions, the race went green the rest of the way with Seckerson assuming the lead. Mike Stearns fought by John Corell for second on lap 10 and Randy Tarno edged out Corell for third on lap 17. Seckerson crossed the finish line a straightaway ahead of the rest of the field. Stearns held off Tarno for second followed by Corell, Rusty Kollman and Jamie Trautner.

On the start of the WISSOTA Street Stock feature, Levi Babcock slid off turn 2 as he tried to avoid a spinning Jordan Zillmer. Babcock’s car flipped, bounced in the air and rolled over the cement wall barrier on the back stretch. The car ended up hung up in the catch fence where it remained until the racing program was complete. Babcock was not injured.

Rory Opp grabbed the lead on the restart followed by Kelly Hagel, Spencer Johnson and Barrett Berg. Royce Jawaski passed Berg for fourth on lap 4 as Hagel and Johnson battled for the second spot. The caution flag waved on lap 88 for Chase Biel. Johnson got by Hagel on the restart and Jawaski passed Hagel for third one lap later. Another caution was called on lap 13 for Bob Banish.

Opp led the field back to the green flag on the restart and Jawaski got by Johnson for second. The battle became Opp running the higher groove and Jawaski on the bottom. Jawaski nosed out Opp for the lead and held on to win his first feature at the Speedway this season. Opp finished second followed by Johnson, Berg, Casey Stangeland and Luke Nelson.

WISSOTA Midwest Modified rookie, Jarrett Carter took the early lead in the 20 lap feature only to give it up to Kelly Seckerson on a restart at lap 4. Carter held off Ryan Mikkelson for the second spot until a restart at lap 9 when Mikkelson slipped by. Mikkelson passed Seckerson for the lead on lap 12. The final yellow flag of the race came at lap 16 for Brent Perleberg. On the restart, Ryan Fike nosed out Seckerson for second and set out after Mikkelson. Mikkelson held on for the win followed by Fike, Seckerson, Jerry Theis and Scott Jacobson.

Dustin Erickson went flag to flag to win the Bomber feature. Charlie Carr finished second followed by Matt gumke, Leann Christensen, Corey Jacobson and Tyler Pfaff.

The Road Hog race was won by Randy and Kelly Gordon driving the #18 car.

JAMESTOWN SPEEDWAY RESULTS

July 4th, 2008

The WISSOTA/NLRA Late Models ran 3 heats with Brad Seng, Kent Arment and Troy Olson claiming victory in their respective heats. NLRA procedures call for a redraw for the first 12 positions in the feature. Mike Johnson and Mitch Johnson had the lucky picks drawing positions 1 and 2. Mike Johnson grabbed the lead at the drop of the green with Mitch Johnson in second and Paul Mueller in third. Chad Becker and Olson passed Mueller on lap 2. Becker kept the momentum going passing Mitch Johnson for second on lap 3 and Mike Johnson for the lead on lap 4.

The yellow flag waved for the first and only time on lap 5. Becker bought the field to the green flag on the restart with Mike Johnson, Mitch Johnson, Olson and Steven Pfeifer in tow. Mike Johnson faded back to fourth leaving Mitch Johnson to battle with Becker for the lead. Mitch Johnson was scored in the lead at lap 7 but Becker fought back to retake the position one lap later. Olson joined the battle taking over second from Mitch Johnson on lap 13 as the leaders started lapping the cars at the rear of the field. Pfeifer got by Mitch Johnson in lapped traffic on lap 22 as the race continued under green.

Chad Becker held off a hard charging Troy Olson for the win as Steven Pfeifer
finished third followed by Mitch Johnson, Kent Arment, Brady Johanneck, Mike
Balcaen, Matt Aukland, Brad Seng and Mike Johnson.

The WISSOTA Modified field grew a bit Saturday night as 3 of the Late Model drivers also brought their Mods along. Kent Arment, Chad Becker and Steven Pfeifer all ran both classes. Rusty Kollman and Mike Stearns started the WISSOTA Modified feature on the front row and it was Stearns who grabbed the early lead. The yellow flag flew after lap 2 for a spin by Jerry Lamb who was running second at the time. On the restart, it was Stearns, Arment, Randy Tarno, Bob Sagen and Pfeifer.

The race went green for 9 laps before another caution was called for an incident between turns 3 and 4. Stearns led the field to the green flag on the restart but as the lead pack crossed the line nearly 4 wide to complete the lap, it was Pfeifer who nosed out Arment for the lead followed by Sagen and Stearns. Arment took over from Pfeifer on the next lap before the yellow flag waved for Chris Prussman. Sagen got by Pfeifer on the restart and battled with Arment for the lead. Arment held him off for the remaining laps to claim the feature win. Sagen finished a close second followed by Pfeifer, Blake Jegtvig, Stearns, Danny Staff, Mark Trautner, Eric Edwards, Randy Tarno and Chad Becker.

Casey Stangeland ran a race very similar to last week’s WISSOTA Street Stock feature including the part where his car broke and went off turn 3 while leading. Stangeland took the lead on the start followed by Bob Banish Jr. and Rusty Kollman. On a restart at lap 4, Stangeland shot off turn 3 when a ball joint broke on theright front of his car. Stangeland retired to the pits and Kollman took over at the point followed by Rory Opp.

Royce Jawaski joined the battle as he passed Opp for second on lap 7. Jawaski
challenged Kollman for the lead before giving way to Luke Nelson on lap 12. Nelson raced Kollman hard over the next 8 laps but Kollman held on for the win. Nelson finished third followed by Jawaski, Spencer Johnson, Kelly Hagel, Barrett Berg, Banish, Jordan Zillmer, Jim Wall and Paul Kirkeide.

The WISSOTA Midwest Modified class saw 29 cars compete in qualifying races for the right to race the 20 lap feature event. Jayson Corell and Jeremy Forester started on the front row of the feature followed by Brent Perleberg and Ryan Mikketlson in row 2. Forester grabbed the lead on the first lap followed by Corell, Perleberg, Mikkelson and Ryan Fike. Mikkelson passed Perleberg on lap 2 and Corell on lap 3 before Fike took over second place on lap 5.

The yellow flag came out after lap 5 for Scott Bintz and on the restart, Fike
grabbed the lead from Forester. Mikkelson and Randy Klein moved around Forester for second and third on lap 7 before the yellow flag waved for Corell.

On the restart, it was Fike, Mikkelson, Klein, Forester and Jerry Theis. Klein got by Mikkelson on lap 8 and set his sites on Fike and the lead. Klein could get to Fike but couldn’t get by. Fike held on for the win followed closely by Klein, Mikkelson, Theis, Kelly Seckerson, Eric Edwards, Phil Christlieb, Josh Eberhardt, Forester and Perleberg.

The Bombers almost went the whole 15 lap distance without a yellow flag as their feature was one of the cleanest of the night. Tyler Schrenk started on the pole but it was Shawn Becker who grabbed the lead on the start. Chris Gussiaas broke out of the pack into second place followed by Charlie Carr and Schrenk. The lone caution came at lap 13 for Schrenk who was off the track in turn 3.

Shawn Becker held the lead on the restart and went on to win his first feature of the 2008 season. Gussiaas finished second followed by Carr, Corey Jacobson, Justin Schempp, Jake Emo, Geoff Hellman, Clay Houchin, Leann Christensen and Landon Becker.

The Road Hog race was won by the #8 car driven by Travis Edinger with Travis Ganser on the gas. Glenn Christianson and Randy Gordon finished second in the #18 car.

Jamestown Speedway will see action both Friday, July 4th and Saturday, July 5th with races starting at 7 PM each night.

JAMESTOWN SPEEDWAY RESULTS

June 27th, 2008

Rusty Kollman and Jerry Lamb lead the WISSOTA Modified field to the green flag for their 20 lap feature event. Lamb lead the first lap before Kollman took over on lap 2. Bob Sagen made his move around Kollman on lap 5 to take the lead and Chad Ohnstad got by Kollman for 2nd on lap 7 before the yellow flag waved. The caution was for Mike Stearns and Corey Seckerson who got together on the back stretch when Stearns slowed with mechanical problems. Seckerson rejoined the field but Stearns went to the pits on the hook.

Sagen led on the restart followed by Ohnstad, Kollman, Seckerson, Lamb and John
Corell. Seckerson went into turn 3 too hard on the restart and spun collecting Mark Trautner. Trautner went to the pits with assistance from the wrecker while Seckerson tagged the rear of the field.

Sagen brought the field back to the green flag on the second and final restart of the race. Ohnstad ran second while Corell got a good run on the top and passed Lamb and Kollman to take over third place. Ohnstad nosed out Sagen for the lead on lap 12 but Sagen fought back and retook the lead on lap 14. Ohnstad kept the pressure on Sagen and got by for the lead again on lap 17 but Sagen wasn’t done yet. He got beside Ohnstad coming out of turn 4 for the checkered and won the drag race to line. Seckerson recovered from his lap 7 spin to finish third followed by Randy Tarno, Corell, Lamb, Jason Grimes and Kollman.

Jordan Zillmer and Casey Stangeland started on the front row of the WISSOTA Street Stock feature. Both drivers were involved in a crash at the track 3 weeks ago which totally destroyed Stangeland’s car and sent Zillmer’s car to the frame shop. Stangeland purchased another car and Zillmer repaired his car and both returned to do battle once again.

Stangeland grabbed the lead at the drop of the green flag followed by Rusty Kollman,Levin Babcock, Zillmer, Luke Nelson and Spencer Johnson. Johnson and Royce Jawaski got by Zillmer on lap 4 before and Zillmer brought out the first yellow flag when he spun on lap 5.

Stangeland led the field back to the line for the restart followed by Kollman,
Babcock, Johnson and Jawaski. Babcock nosed out Kollman for second on lap 6 but Kollman surged ahead one lap later and edged Stangeland at the line for the lead. Kollman dropped back to fourth on the next circuit as the front pack jockeyed for postion. Stangeland took over the point again on lap 8 followed by Nelson, Johnson, Kollman and Babcock.

The lead changed on lap 11 as Johnson nosed out Stangeland to take over at the
point. Stangeland continued in second and Babcock passed Nelson for third. Babcock edged Stangeland at the line for second on lap 17 before the second and final yellow flag flew for Rory Opp who went off turn 1. Stangeland’s great run ended when he went off turn 3 as the yellow flag was waving and did not return to the track.

Johnson brought the field back to the green flag on the final restart and held off Babcock for the win. Nelson finished third followed by Jawaski, Kollman, Barrett Berg, Trent Grager, Kelly Hagel, Scott Bintz and Zillmer.

Josh Skorczewski started on the pole for the WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature with Ryan Carr next to him. Carr grabbed the lead followed by Skorczewski but the yellow flag waved after just one lap for a spin by Corey Wegner. On the restart, Jerry Theis surged to the lead followed by Ryan Lehr, Skorczewski, Eric Edwards and Joie Pfaff. The yellow flag came out again after lap 3 for debris on the track followed by 2 more yellow flags on the subsequent restart.

Theis remained at the point through the early yellows and endured 3 more before the race went 11 consecutive green flag laps. Lehr put pressure on Thies the entire distance and edged Thies at the line to lead lap 10. Theis retook the point on lap 11 and was never headed again. Brent Perleberg got by Lehr for second on lap 15 and Josh Eberhardt came from his 18th starting position to finish third. Lehr finished fourth followed by Pfaff, Ryan Fike, Jayson Corell and Steve Ost.

Bomber rookies Justin Kollman and Brandon Gussiaas led the field to the green flag for the start of their 15 lap feature event. Gussiaas took the early lead followed by Corey Jacobson, Matt Gumke and Justin Schempp. Jacobson passed Gussiaas for the lead on lap 5 before the yellow flag came out for Kollman who blew his engine.

On the restart, it was Jacobson, Gussiaas, Gumke, Schempp and Daniel Muske. Muske got by Schempp on lap 7 and Landon Becker and Marty Nitschke got by on lap 8 as Schempp continued to fade. The second and final caution period came at lap 9 for Tyler Schrenk who lost a wheel in turn 2. Jacobson maintained the lead on the restart followed by Gumke, Gussiaas, Muske, Becker and Nitschke.

Muske passed Gussiaas for third on the restart and passed Gumke for second on lap 11. Gumke battled back and beat out Muske at the line to finish second behind Jacobson. Muske finished third followed by Nitschke, Gussiaas, Jake Emo, Jeff Vogel, Dustin Erickson and Schempp.

The husband and wife driving duo of Glenn and Cindy Christianson were awarded the win in the Road Hog race after the apparent winners were DQ’d for illegal suspension parts.

Next Saturday, the WISSOTA / NLRA Late Models will take on the quarter mile high banks of Jamestown Speedway. All regular classes will also be in action.

JAMESTOWN SPEEDWAY RESULTS

June 18th, 2008

It rumbled in with wind and rain around 3 PM followed by even more rain a half hour later. The track crew surveyed the situation, make a plan and worked the plan to perfection. Even a shower while the race cars were helping to pack in the racing surface couldn’t stop the WISSOTA Amsoil Dirt Series races.

The WISSOTA Midwest Modified Special attracted 38 cars and drivers vying for the increased purse. Heat races were won by Dustin Strand, Mike Anderson, Kelly Seckerson and Randy Klein. B-main winners were Jarrett Carter and Ryan Carr. The heat winners redrew for their feature starting positions and Seckerson drew the pole with Anderson lining up next to him. At the drop of the green, Seckerson shot into the lead with Strand and Klein right behind as Anderson dropped to fourth. Lap 2 saw Josh Eberhardt pass Anderson for the fourth spot as Seckerson maintained the lead.

Strand made his move around Seckerson for the lead on lap 3 and Klein got by
Seckerson for second on lap 4 before the yellow flag waved for an incident on the back straightaway. Anderson and Jeremy Forester made contact after Anderson apparently slowed with mechanical problems. Neither car was able to continue. Other cars exiting during this caution were Ryan Lehr and Jim Morlock.

Strand brought the field back to the green flag on the restart with Klein and
Seckerson maintaining second and third. The running order up front was still the same when the next caution flew on lap 7 for Ryan Carr.

Strand maintained his lead during the next green flag run with Klein and Seckerson running second and third. Meanwhile, back in the pack, Ryan Fike was making progress toward the front after starting in the 11th position. At the lap 7 restart, he was up to 6th and he passed Eberhardt for fourth on lap 10. His run came to an end on lap 15 when Seckerson got crossed up exiting turn 4 and collected Fike. Seckerson restarted at the back of the field while Fike retired to the pits with front end damage.

The race went green for the last 10 laps of the 25 lap event and Strand maintained his lead to the checkered. Klein crossed the line in second place followed by Eberhardt, Scott Jacobson, Eric Edwards, Bobby Eckerdt, Rusty Kollman, Ryan Mikkelson, Jerry Theis and Scott Bintz.

The WISSOTA Modified feature got off to a rough start with front row starter Jason Grimes taking a hard right turn and going airborne off turn 2 when a tie rod end broke. The rest of the field scrambled as some drivers checked up and others didn’t. Bob Sagen ended up getting hit and spun into the outside wall off the back stretch. Grimes and Sagen were unable to continue.

With Grimes out, Mark Trautner moved up to the front row for the restart and grabbed the lead at the drop of the green. John Corell broke out of the pack in second followed by Jamie Trautner and Mike Stearns. By lap 5, Blake Jegtvig had joined the lead pack running fifth and Chad Ohnstad was sixth. Corell dropped 2 spots back to fourth on lap 6 leaving the Trautners to battle for the lead but Jamie Trautner dropped back on lap 7 leaving Stearns in second and Corell in third.

The yellow flag flew on lap 9 for Jamie Trautner who collected Corey Seckerson and both cars retired to the pits. Mark Trautner brought the field to the green flag on the restart followed by Stearns, Corell, Jegtvig and Ohnstad. The yellow flag waved again one lap later for Tim Thomas. Ohnstad got a good run on the subsequent restart and completed the next lap in second but was back to fifth one lap later as the lead pack jockeyed for position.

The final caution of the race came at lap 12 for Jason Blue who was off the track in turn 4. Mark Trautner again brought the field to the green flag followed by Corell and Stearns. Stearns surged ahead from third past Corell and Trautner on lap 13 to take the lead and Ohnstad nosed out Corell for third at the line.

Jegtvig started picking off cars as the green flag laps continued. He was in fourth on the lap 12 restart, then back to fifth behind Ohnstad on lap 13. On lap 14 he passed Corell for fourth again. Jegtvig then passed both Ohnstad and Trautner to take over second on lap 16. Jegtvig ran behind Stearns for 3 laps before passing him low coming out of turn 4 for the white flag. Jetgvig took the checkered flag ahead of Stearns with Ohnstad finishing third and Corell in fourth. Mark Trautner edged Randy Tarno in a near photo finish for fifth place followed by Jerry Lamb, Jeremy Schmidt and Eric Edwards.

Second year Bomber driver, Josh Ganser, had the run of his short racing career in the Bomber feature as he led from the green flag in the caution free 15 lap event. He came up just short of his first trophy, though, when Dan Muske got by on the white flag lap.

Muske started the feature in the sixth position and was in third by lap 2. He made his move past second running Devin Christ on lap 13 and passed Ganser for the lead on lap 14. Landon Becker got by Ganser for second on the final lap. Following Muske across the line were Becker, Ganser, Christ, Jeff Vogel, Clay Houchin, Leann Christensen, Justin Schempp and Matt Gumke.

The #18 Road Hog, driven by Glenn Christianson with Randy Gordon on the gas, went flag to flag in the Road Hog race. The #51 of Brian Miller and Joe Richter came in second.

JAMESTOWN SPEEDWAY RESULTS

June 10th, 2008

The 20 lap WISSOTA Modified feature was an action packed event with 5 lead changes involving 4 different drivers. Dev Malmlov grabbed the early lead followed by Robert Hellebust, Jerry Lamb and Cory Seckerson. The yellow waved on lap 2 and Hellebust went to the pits on the wrecker while Seckerson went to the rear of the field. Malmlov brought the field back to green but Lamb passed him on lap 3 and Randy Tarno nosed out Malmlov for second on lap 6.

Malmlov kicked it up a notch and took the lead again on lap 7 before the caution came out for Lamb who spun. Malmlov restarted at the point followed by Tarno, Bob Sagen and John Corell. Corell took over second place on lap 8 as Jamie Trautner passed Sagen for fourth.

Corell nosed out Malmlov at the line on lap 12 but Malmlov came right back to lead lap 13 bringing Tarno with him to second. Malmlov started fading and pulled off the track leaving Tarno in the lead followed by Corell, Mark Trautner and Jamie Trautner. Mitch Johnson in the Specialty Fabricating house car passed Jamie Trautner for fourth on lap 19.

Tarno held off Corell over the last 5 laps and crossed the line in first place.
Corell finished second followed by Mark Trautner, Mitch Johnson, Jamie Trautner and Corey Seckerson. Jason Grimes finished seventh after a 25th place start.

Jason Zillmer just can’t buy a break in his WISSOTA Street Stock. Last week he got caught up in a wreck while running near the front of the feature event. His car spent some time at the frame shop during the week and came back Saturday night, looking a bit wrinkled, but ready to run. And run he did, taking the lead from the pole for the feature event and pulling away. He was looking good running ahead of the pack for 7 laps, right up to the point where his car shot off turn 3 and rolled at least 2 and possibly as many as 4 times. Zillmer was not injured but the car received extensive damage. Apparently, the right axle cover came off allowing the axle to come out part way. This left him with only left rear drive which turned the car to the right as he entered turn 3.

Royce Jawaski inherited the lead followed by Spencer Johnson, Rory Opp, Barrett Berg and Luke Nelson. Johnson, the victor in the first 3 features of the season, took the lead from Jawaski on lap 10. Nelson passed Opp for third on lap 13. Jawaski passed Johnson to take the lead back on lap 15 and Nelson passed Johnson for second on lap 16. Nelson kept the momentum going as he passed Jawaski for the lead on lap 17.

Nelson held off Jawaski and Johnson for 3 more laps to claim his first feature win of the season. Jawaski finished second followed by Johnson, Opp, Rusty Kollman Kelly Hagel and Barrett Berg.

WISSOTA Midwest Modified rookie Joie Pfaff took the lead from the pole in the
Midwest Modified feature and held on for 2 laps before another rookie, Jayson
Corell, took over at the point. Randy Klein passed Pfaff for second on lap 4 and Ryan Fike came to third on lap 6.

Corell, Klein and Fike jockeyed for position with Klein nosing ahead on lap 10 but Corell came right back to lead lap 11. The first yellow flag of the race waved after lap 13 for Jerry Theis. On the restart, Rich Pavlicek got a run and came to second but fell back again on lap 14 as Fike took over second and Klein ran third. Pfaff brought out the yellow flag on lap 15 and Kelly Seckerson brought it out again on the restart. One lap later, Josh Eberhardt spun in turn 4.

When green flag racing resumed with four laps to go, Corell was at the point
followed by Fike, Klein, Ryan Mikkelson and Pavlicek. Scott Bintz passed Pavlicek
for fifth on lap 19. Corell held on for his first feature win in the WISSOTA
Midwest Modified class followed by Fike, Klein, Mikkelson, Bintz, Pavlicek and Kelly
Hagel.

The Bomber feature started with a caution on the first lap when the leader spun, but then ran green thru 13 laps. Shawn Becker was the first leader but he also brought out the first yellow flag. Corey Jacobson took over the lead from third on the restart followed by Justin Schempp, Bryan Wolf, Jake Emo and Matt Gumke. Jacobson’s lead was short lived as he pulled off with a flat tire on lap 5 leaving Schempp in the lead followed by Emo, Gumke and Dustin Erickson.

Gumke took second from Emo on lap 10 and Landan Becker moved into third on lap 11. The second caution of the 15 lap event came on lap 13 when Brandon Gussiaas spun on the backstretch in the path of Bryan Wolf. The cars collided head on and both cars came to a stop off the backstretch. The ambulance was called to Wolf’s car but both drivers emerged uninjured.

Schempp brought the field back to the green flag but second running Gumke gave up second when he pitted for a flat tire. That left Becker in second on the restart followed by Erickson, Emo and Marty Nitschke. Becker faded fast as Erickson took over second and Cory Rodin came to third. At the finish line, it was Schempp taking the win in the Bomber Special followed by Erickson. Erickson’s engine tested slightly over the compression limit in the tech area, so Rodin was awarded second place. Nitschke finished third followed by Emo, L. Becker, Charlie Carr, Clay Houchin and Leann Christensen.

The Road Hog race was won by Chris Gussiaas and Kyle Braaten driving the #6g.
Justin Valenta and Levi Nienow in the #58 were awarded second place when the #07 of Kelly Gordon and Paul Wanzek failed to make weight.

Next week will be the WISSOTA Midwest Modified Special with WISSOTA Modifieds,
Bombers and Road Hogs also on the card. Racing starts at 7 PM.

JAMESTOWN SPEEDWAY RESULTS

June 5th, 2008

Tim Thomas and Dwight Wegner were scheduled to start on the front row of the WISSOTA Modified feature but Wegner didn’t make the call and Thomas spun on the start. That left Mike Stearns on the pole for the restart with Bob Sagen next to him. Sagen led the first lap but Stearns got by for the lead on lap 2. Jerry Lamb spun on lap 3, Eric Edwards spun on lap 6 and Rusty Kollman spun on the restart.

Stearns maintained the lead when green flag racing resumed followed by Sagen, Randy Tarno and Corey Seckerson. Seckerson passed Tarno for third on lap 7 and got by Sagen for second on lap 11. Mark Trautner brought out a caution on lap 18 setting up a 2 lap shoot out for the win. Stearns brought the field to the green on the restart but Seckerson had the run and passed him for the lead on lap 19. Seckerson capped off a great run from the 19th starting position with his first WISSOTA Modified feature win at Jamestown Speedway. Stearns crossed the line second followed by Sagen, Blake Jegtvig, Jason Grimes and Paul Engelstad.

Luke Nelson led the first lap of the WISSOTA Street Stock feature but pole sitter Casey Stangeland took the lead on lap 2. Rory Opp moved ahead of Stangeland on lap 4 and Scott Bintz took over second on lap 9. The red flag few for a roll over on lap 11. A rear wheel on Paul Kirkeide’s car broke, dug into the track and caused the car to roll over. Kirkeide was uninjured. Opp led the field to the green flag on the restart but the yellow flag waved again as Spencer Johnson parked at the top of turn 2 with a flat tire.

On the restart of lap 12, the running order was Opp, Bintz, Stangeland, Rusty
Kollman, Nelson and Royce Jawaski. Stangeland and Kollman got by Bintz to take over second and third on lap 12. Coming to the flag to complete lap 13, Kollman passed Stangeland for second, the cars made contact and both cars headed for the outside wall. Kollman’s car got up on the wall and bounced off it while Stangeland’s car hit the wall head on. Stangeland’s car then flipped in the air and while it was upside down, Jordan Zillmer couldn’t avoid it and drove underneath. Stangeland’s car came down on top of Zillmer’s car then rolled off and onto its wheels. The roof on Zillmer’s car was peeled back. Stangeland appeared to be alright but was transferred to the local hospital where he was examined and released. No other drivers were injured but several other cars suffered damage as the field tried to avoid the initial wreck. Besides Stangeland, Kollman and Zillmer, other cars out of the race were James Tandeski, Scott Bintz and Levi Babcock. Johnson pitted for another flat tire and tagged the back of the field.

The race restarted with just 10 of the initial 18 cars left on the track. Opp led on the restart but was passed by Nelson and then Jawaski. Jawaski took the lead from Nelson on lap 17 and one lap later, Nelson lost his driveshaft. On the final restart with 2 laps to go, Jawaski led followed by Opp, Kelly Hagel and Johnson. Hagel passed Jawaski for the lead on the restart and Johnson got by Jawaski for second. Coming out of 4 on the last lap, Johnson got beside Hagel and they raced to the finish line. Johnson crossed first claiming his third feature in a row at the Jamestown speed plant. Hagel finished second followed by Opp, Nick Thoreson, Jawaski, Bob Banish Jr., Jerome Guyot and Jesse Pederson.

The WISSOTA Midwest Modified class was again the largest of the night with 32 cars on hand. Jim Morlock and Corey Wegner started on the front row for the 20 lap feature event and it was Morlock out in front at the drop of the green. Wegner ran second followed by Ryan Lehr, Scott Jacobson and Ryan Fike. The yellow waved on lap four and before another green flag lap could be run, the leader, Morlock, pulled to the pits with mechanical problems. That left Fike, the winner of the last 2 features, in the lead on the restart. Behind Fike were Wegner, Jacobson, Lehr and Ryan Carr. Wegner slipped up on lap 9 and Jacobson and Lehr got by. Kelly Seckerson passed Wegner on lap 10 and Ryan Carr got by on lap 11.

The red flag waved on lap 14 when Chris Tuchscherer got spun on the front straight and his car flopped over on its roof. Tuchscherer crawled out unharmed. Fike led the field back to the green flag with Jacobson, Lehr, Seckerson and Carr swarming like bees. Seckerson nosed out Lehr on lap 18 and made the move around both Jacobson and Fike on lap 19. Seckerson, the victor in many WISSOTA Street Stock battles, led the final circuit to claim victory in just his third WISSOTA Midwest Modified race. Jacobson finished second followed by Fike, Carr, Scott Bintz, Josh Eberhardt and Ryan Mikkelson.

Jake Emo went flag to flag to win the 15 lap Bomber feature. Emo was pressured
during most of the race by Corey Jacobson, last week’s feature winner. Matt Gumke came on strong passing Jacobson on lap 12 to finish second. Daniel Muske passed Jacobson on lap 13 and held on for third. Jacobson ended up fourth followed by Dustin Erickson, Leann Chirstensen, Tyler Michel and Justin Schempp.

The Road Hog race was won by the team of Travis Edinger and Travis Ganser with Glenn and Grant Christianson finishing second.

Next week’s race will be a Bomber Special with all regular classes competing.
Racing starts at 7 PM.

Edward Claims First Ever Feature win!

May 28th, 2008

20-year old Eric Edwards in just his 2nd year in a WISSOTA Modified claimed his first ever feature victory. Edwards started in the 3rd position behind Jerry Lamb and Brandon Carlson. Carlson led the first 2 laps before Edwards got by putting Carlson back to second with Bob Sagen running third and Lamb fourth.

The only caution of the race came at lap 4 when Mike Stearns spun between turns 1 and 2 while running 5th. Edwards maintained the point on the restart followed by Carlson but Lamb got by Sagen to retake third. Blake Jegtvig started the feature in the 8th position and worked his way through the field to take over second place on lap 9. Another hard charger, Corey Seckerson, started 16th but sliced and diced his way to third by lap 12.

Edwards had a comfortable lead by the time Jegtvig got to second but Jegtvig drove hard and reeled him in. At the checkered, Jegtvig was nearly on Edwards’ bumper. Seckerson crossed the line in third followed by Lamb and John Corell.

Spencer Johnson went 3-wide with Rusty Kollman and Kelly Hagel to take the lead and the win in the Wissota Street Stock feature Saturday night. Trent Grager and Jordon Zillmer started on the front row with Zillmer taking the lead on the green flag. Grager blew his engine and exited the track on lap four leaving Casey Stangeland in second.

Zillmer spun between turns 1 and 2 on lap 6 bringing out the only caution of the race. Stangeland got collected in the spin and retired to the pits. That left Hagel in the lead on the restart followed by Johnson, Kollman, Luke Nelson and Scott Bintz. Kollman and Johnson swapped second place on consecutive laps but coming to the flag on lap 9, Kollman went low, Hagel was in the middle and Johnson made it 3-wide on the outside to take the lead. Kollman emerged with second place and Hagel went from the lead to third.

The race continued green to the end with Johnson claiming his second feature at
Jamestown Speedway in two weeks and his second of the weekend having won at Dacotah Speedway the night before. Kollman finished second followed by Hagel, Royce Jawaski and Scott Bintz.

The WISSOTA Midwest Modified class had a strong field of 29 cars on hand Saturday night. Heat winners were Jerry Theis, Brent Perleberg, Rich Pavlicek and Jarrett Carter. Kelly Seckerson won the B-main. Eric Edwards and Ryan Mikkelson started on the front row for the 20 lap feature event and it was Mikkelson who grabbed the early lead followed by Edwards, Carter, Pavlicek and Jeremy Forester.

Last week’s feature winner, Ryan Fike, started in the 8th position but was up to third when the yellow flag waved for a spin by Seckerson at lap 6. Mikkelson maintained the point on the restart followed by Edwards and Fike. Fike took over second place on lap 8 and set out after Mikkelson. A yellow flag for Theis on lap 10 bunched up the field and on the restart, Fike got by Mikkelson for the lead.

The race went green the rest of the way and Fike held on for the repeat win.
Mikkelson finished second followed by Edwards, Ryan Carr and Brent Perelberg.

The Bomber class ran 3 heats and a B-main to qualify 20 cars for the 15 lap feature. Heat winners were Tyler Michel, Corey Jacobson and Dan Muske. The B-main was won by Casey Jensen.

The Bomber feature got off to a rough start when Brian Seyer spun after taking the green flag. On the second start, Justin Schempp ran out of room and went off turn 3. The third time was the charm as Jacobson grabbed the lead followed by Dustin Erickson, Marty Nitschke and Dan Muske. Erickson started to fade on lap 5 and eighth starting Landon Becker got by Nitschke for second. Nitschke took the spot back one lap later and the 2 battled the rest of the race.

After the 2 cautions on the start, the race went green the rest of the way. At the checkered, it was Jacobson, Nitschke, Landon Becker, Leann Christensen and Muske.

Only three Road Hogs were on hand Saturday night with the 6G car repeating as the winner. Driving the car this week were Chris Gussiaas and Kyle Erdman.

All regular classes will be running next week with racing starting at 7 PM. All Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts in uniform will be admitted free.

JAMESTOWN SPEEDWAY RESULTS

May 20th, 2008

WISSOTA Modified heats were won by Leo Burkhardsmier, Randy Tarno and Mark Trautner. Using a straight up start for the feature, Burkhardsmier was on the pole with Tarno next to him and Trautner and Mike Stearns in row 2. Burkhardsmier had the misfortune of spinning between turns 1 and 2 on the first lap collecting Jerry Lamb and Corey Seckerson. Seckerson pitted for a flat tire and returned to the field while Lamb ended up on the hook. The race was restarted with Trautner moving up to start on the pole but it was Tarno who grabbed the early lead. Trautner ran second followed by Jason Grimes, Stearns, Dwight Wegner and John Corell.

The yellow flag flew on lap 4 when Burkhardsmier and Rusty Kollman got together in turn 1. Grimes grabbed second place from Trautner on the restart while Tarno continued to lead. A yellow for debris on the track at lap 15 allowed Trautner to retake the second position from Grimes.

Tarno went flag to flag for the win followed by Trautner, Grimes, Corell, Jeremy Schmidt, Wegner, Bob Sagen, Seckerson, Stearns, Eric Edwards, Kollman, Brandon Carlson and Chaun Peterson.

The 16 car field of WISSOTA Street Stocks ran 2 heats which were won by Rory Opp and Casey Stangeland who then started the feature on the front row. Rusty Kollman grabbed the early lead followed by Spencer Johnson, Opp, Stangeland and Kelly Hagel. The only yellow flag of the race flew on lap 6 when Luke Nelson and Opp got together on the front straightaway. Opp made contact with the wall and left the track on the hook. After a delay to fix the wall, the race resumed with Kollman still at the point followed by Johnson and Hagel. Johnson got by Kollman for the lead on lap 9 and held on for the win as the race went green the rest of the way. Johnson was followed over the finish line by Kollman, Nelson, Hagel, Royce Jawaski, Scott Bintz, Barrett Berg, Bob Banish, Jr., Paul Kirkeide and Jason Weigel.

The WISSOTA MW Mods ran 4 heats and a B-main to set the field for their feature. Heat winners were Josh Eberhardt, Ryan Carr, Jeff DeBuck and Ryan Fike and the B-main winner was Brent Perleberg. Eberhardt and Carr started on the front row with Carr grabbing the lead at the drop of the green. Fike followed in second with Jerry Theis and Eberhardt trailing. Fike got by Carr for the lead on lap 4 leaving Carr to battle with Theis and Randy Klein for second. Theis gained the position on lap 14 as the race continued without interruption until lap 18.

With just 2 laps to go, Jeremy Forester spun bringing out the only yellow flag of the race. Fike restarted at the point followed by Theis, Carr, Klein, Eberhardt, Ryan Mikkelson, Ryan Lehr and Kelly Hagel. Mikkelson rode the front stretch wall under the white flag but exited the track without causing a caution. Fike held off Theis for the win followed by Klein, Carr, Eberhardt, Lehr, Perleberg, Hagel, Steve Ost, DeBuck, Skorczewski, Jarret Carter, Scott Bintz, Brent Weight, Forester, Kelly Seckerson and Don Hook.

Bomber class heat winners were Shawn Becker, Corey Jacobson, Marty Nitschke and
Landon Becker. The B-main was won by Jake Emo. Jacobson grabbed the lead from
outside row one followed by Shawn Becker, Landon Becker, Nitschke, Leann
Christensen, Nate Jenrich and Casey Jensen.

Landon Becker took over second from his brother, Shawn, on lap 3 and Nitschke got by Shawn on lap 6. The yellow flag waved for Charlie Carr on lap 8 and again on the restart for Jake Emo. Before racing could resume, Jacobson retired to the pits leaving Landon Becker to restart at the point. Nitschke took over from Landon on lap 9 but Landon came back to lead lap 10. Jenrich was scored in the lead at lap 11 when the yellow flag flew for contact on the backstretch that sent a car off the track.

Jenrich lead the field back to the green flag with 4 laps to go but Landon Becker got by on the restart and held on for the win. Jenrich finished second followed by Matt Gumke, Justin Schempp, Daniel Muske, Christensen, Jensen, Tracy Voightman, Tyler Michel, Carr, Randy Kollman, Devin Christ, Scott Witkowski and Jeff Vogel.

Only 4 cars ran the Road Hog race with the Carrington duo of Chris Gussiaas and Kyle Braaten taking the win.

Racing next Saturday will start at 7 PM with all regular classes running. All 2008 high school graduates from area schools will be admitted free.

36th ANNUAL STOCK CAR STAMPEDE

September 25th, 2007

The WISSOTA AMSOIL Dirt Track Series Late Model division had 48 drivers split into 6 heats. Heat winners included Greg Meyer, Myron Tschakert, John Corell, Kyle Peterlin, Chad Williamson and Don Shaw in the Friday night portion of the show. The remaining non-qualified field was divided into three B-mains with Jeff Wildung, Brian Diede and Jeff Provinzino all earning wins.

A major reworking of the track surface was completed before the 21 car, 30 lap
WISSOTA Late Model feature commenced. By way of redraw for all heat race winners, Myron Tschakert and Don Shaw occupied the front row. Tschakert led the field into turn one while Greg Meyer raced under Don Shaw coming out of turn two to take over second. Meyer lost traction in turn three and spun to the bottom of the track and was narrowly missed by the full field of cars as they raced by.

Shaw had the better restart and went around Tschakert to take over the lead while Kyle Peterlin dove to the bottom of the track looking to get by Tschakert also. Shaw led at the completion of lap one with Tschkert and Peterlin close behind. Hank Berry slid off the top of turn one and came to a stop off the track to bring out the second caution period. Shaw again raced into the lead in turn one but Peterlin got beside him on the backstretch . Shaw held him off to lead lap two. Kent Arment passed Tschakert and raced up beside Peterlin as they crossed the line for lap three. Tschakert got too high on the backstretch and the field went by putting him back to eighth on the following lap. Another caution flew as Matt Aukland spun in turn one.

The restart again saw Shaw leading while Arment dove to the bottom of the track and moved past Peterlin for second. As the field raced past the finish line, fellow competitor, John Corell made contact with the front stretch wall which sent him into turn one on just two wheels. Corell than left turn one in a series of barrel rolls. The safety crew was on the scene instantly and Corell emerged from his mangled race car under his own power. Corell was unhurt but unfortunately his car would need the roll back truck to assist in its return to the pits.

Shaw continued his restart control as he led the field into turn one. Peterlin
moved past Arment into second and the field completed one more lap before the yellow flag waved for the spun cars of Ed Turnbull and Brad Seng. The field was realigned once again and Shaw controlled the restart with Arment, Peterlin and Jeff Provinzino racing three wide coming out of turn two for second. Peterlin wrestled co ntrol away and moved into second as they crossed the line. Provinzino controlled the third spot one lap later as the field began to stretch out into racing mode. At the halfway mark, Shaw had a comfortable ½ corner lead over the field as he began to reach the back end of the racing field. Eight laps remained as the caution flag waved once again as the leader, Shaw, spun in turn four after making contact with a car he was trying to put a lap down. The call was on Shaw and he was relegated to the back of the field leaving Peterlin in the lead on the restart.

Peterlin controlled the restart while Provinzino held off Arment for second. The final caution flag flew two laps later as Tschakert came to a stop off the back stretch minus his left rear wheel assembly which came off his car as he went into turn one. Peterlin again led the field around the first set of turns while Arment dove into turn one and slid up in front of Provinzino coming out of turn two to take over second. The remaining laps clicked off and Peterlin added his name to the Stock Car Stampede feature winner list. Arment, Provinzino, Jeff Wildung, Scott Greer, Troy Olson, Chad Williamson, Curt Gelling, Dave Tyrchniewicz and Ed Turnbull completed the top ten.

The WISSOTA Modifeds were the largest class in the field with 56 entrants. Heat races were won by Randy Tarno, Robert Hellebust, Jay McDonald, Mark Dahl, Tim Jackson and Greg Pfaff. The B-main winners were Leo Burkhardsmier, Corky Thomas and Alex Engelstad.

Jay McDonald drew the pole for the 25 lap feature with Robert Hellbust starting
alongside. Hellebust grabbed the lead on the start followed by McDonald, Dahl,
Jackson and Pfaff. The caution flag flew on lap 7 for a spin in turn 4. Hellebust maintained his lead off the restart as Tarno got by Pfaff and Jackson to take over fourth. The running order in the top 5 stayed the same until lap 19 when McDonald fell back to fourth. The yellow flag flew on lap 20 for a spin by Jerry Lamb and on the restart, Jay McDonald spun in turn 2.

Hellebust lead the field back to green with 6 laps to go followed by Dahl, Tarno, Jackson, Bob Sagen, Pfaff and John Corell. Hellebust made one more pass by the flagstand in the lead before his right rear tire blew giving the lead to Dahl. Tarno passed Dahl on the next lap before the yellow flag waved for 3 cars that went off the track. Brian Strand went off in turn 1 with a flat tire while Rusty Kollman and Jerry Lamb had problems at the other end of the track. All retired to the pits.

On the final restart, it was Tarno, Dahl, Sagen, Corell, Jackson, Pfaff and Tony Leiker. Coming to the white flag, Dahl started to fade as Sagen got by and then Corell and Jackson. Tarno claimed the Stampede title as he took the checkered ahead of Sagen, Corell, Jackson, Dahl, Pfaff, Leiker, Corky Thomas, Hank Berry and Kent Arment.

Thirty-three WISSOTA Super Stock drivers signed in for their annual appearance at Jamestown Speedway. The drivers were split into four heats with Matt Sparby, Ty Hanten, John Nord and William Wadeson all racing to heat wins. Josh Maurstad and Dennis Charles joined the winner list after winning the B-mains.

Twenty Super Stock drivers lined up for a twenty lap feature with Matt Sparby and John Nord setting the pace. Nord raced into turn one and into the lead coming out of turn two. Nord was followed by Sparby, William Wadeson, Ty Hanten and Nick Guthmiller at the completion of lap one. Nord began to ease away from the field as the battle behind him heated up. Guthmiller got too high in turn four and allowed Tim Compson and Jamie Hanna to move by and into the top five. The first caution period occurred on lap 5 when a car spun to the bottom of turn 3. The field was realigned and Nord controlled the restart. Wadeson went around Sparby and took over second. Sparby was moved back two more spots as Compson and Hanna raced by him. The caution came out as Dennis Charles slid off the top of turn three.

Nord once again led the restart followed by Wadeson, Compson and Hanna. One more lap was completed before the yellow lights came on for the spun car of Scott Jacobson in turn one. Nord controlled the ensuing restart as Wadeson and Compson gave chase. Compson moved past Wadeson in turn three a few laps later to take over second as Nord raced out to a comfortable lead. The next lap saw Guthmiller and Wadeson swapping slide jobs in opposite corners with Wadeson still in control of third at the line. The following lap saw a shower of sparks as leader Nord made heavy contact with the front stretch wall. Compson dove low into turn one but was unable to hold the line and slid up and spun Nord in turn two. Compson was sent to the pits with the fourth yellow of the event and Nord rejoined the field at the rear of the pack after changing a flat rear tire. Wadeson inherited the lead and led the field into turn one on the restart. Guthmiller controlled second while Ty Hanten and Dave Mass raced side by side for third. The following lap saw another caution flag as Nord
spun in turn four.

Wadeson controlled the lap 13 restart as Guthmiller held off Hanten and Mass coming to the line. Mass raced side by side with Hanten for another lap before gaining control of third. Mass then dove below Guthmiller coming out of turn four to move into second with five laps to go. The final caution flag flew when Sparby slid into Scott Jacobson and spun him out. Wadeson held off Mass on the restart in the first set of turns but Mass went around Wadeson and claimed first by inches with four laps to go. Hanten raced around Wadeson one lap later in turn four and into second with three laps to go. Mass led the remaining laps on his way to his second Stock Car Stampede victory in as many years. Hanten, Wadeson, Guthmiller, Scott Jacobson, Al Cleveland, Derek Vessel, Kevin Robertson, Mike McCaughan and Barry Bontrager completed the top 10.

The WISSOTA Street Stocks brought a 42 car field to the Stampede with heat wins
going to Rick Schulz, Luke Nelson, Nick Thoreson and Trent Grager. The B-mains were won by Lance Haskell and Aaron Leininger.

Grager sat on the pole for the start of the 20 lap feature but on the start, it was Nelson who grabbed the lead from outside the front row. Grager came off the start in second followed by Thoreson, Schulz, Levi Babcock and Bill Miller. Schulz got by Thoreson on lap 2 only to bring out the first yellow when he spun on lap 3. Grager got shuffled back on the restart as both Miller and Babcock got by. Babcock then passed Miller on lap 4 for third.

The yellow flag flew on lap 12 for Josh Olheiser and again on the restart for Lance Schill. When green flag racing resumed, it was Nelson, Thoreson, Babcock, Kelly Hagel, Bob Banish, Jr., Rory Opp and Rusty Kollman. Hagel took third from Babcock on lap 13 and Hagel passed Thoreson for second on lap 16. The final caution of the event came on lap 19 for Thoreson who got lose in turn 2 causing a chain reaction spin.

Nelson led the field back to the green followed by Hagel, Babcock, Opp and Spencer Johnson. Babcock and Opp got by Hagel on lap 19. At the checkered flag, it was Nelson, Babcock, Opp, Hagel, Johnson, Banish, Randy Meyer, Chris Michaelsohn, Kollman and Grager.

53 WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds checked in for the Stampede with heat wins going to Brett Hoium, Josh Eberhardt, Bobby Eckerdt, Dustin Strand, Jerry Theis and Jason Grimes. Nate Reinke, Dennis Swanson and Dave Peterson won the B-mains.

Hoium and Strand started on the front row with Hoium grabbing the lead from the pole followed be Eberhardt, Strand, Eckerdt and Theis. The yellow flag waved on lap 3 for a spin by Reinke and again on the restart for Peterson. Ryan Lehr was called for a caution on lap 4. When green flag racing resumed, it was Hoium in the lead followed by Eberhardt, Strand, Grimes, Eckerdt and Theis.

Eberhardt made his move coming out of 4 on lap 10 and passed Hoium for the lead. Green flag racing continued until lap 18 when Strand went off the track in turn 1. Eberhardt maintained his lead on the restart followed by Hoium, Eckerdt and Theis. Eckerdt made a last lap pass on Hoium for second but it was first year driver, Josh Eberhardt who claimed the Stampede title. Eckerdt was second followed by Hoium, Theis, Ryan Mikkelson, Grimes, Brock Gronwold, Phil Christlieb, Ross Romdalvik and Dennis Swanson.

The Bomber field of 50 was reduced to 21 through 5 qualifying heats and 3 B-mains. Heat winners were Mark Berg, Tim Shiek, Wayne Jahner, Jake Emo and Landon B ecker while B-mains went to Tyler Michel, Joie Pfaff and Cory Rodin.

Becker and Shiek redrew the front row for the 15 lap feature but it was Emo who
grabbed the early lead. Becker ran second followed by Shiek, Berg, Jahner and Matt Gumke. Becker passed Emo for the lead on lap 3 and held off all challengers as the race went green the entire distance. At the finish line, it was Becker, Casey Jensen, Jahner, Paul Olson, Dale Wampler, Gumke, Shiek, Tyler Michel, Nate Keena and Marty Nitschke.

After a couple of yellow flags at the start of the Road Hog feature, the race went 11 green flag laps. The Carrington duo of Chase Biel and Seth Schulz won the race followed by Ben Beach and Preston Carr. Travis Edinger and Travis Ganser finished third.

TOP WISSOTA STREET DRIVERS COMPETE AT JAMESTOWN

September 6th, 2007

Defending WISSOTA national champion, Dave Rohweder, had a clean sweep on Saturday night and another local driver, Kelly Hagel, won the feature on Sunday night. The other regular AMSOIL Dirt Track Series classes also ran both nights with Randy Tarno claiming the WISSOTA Modified feature on Saturday and South Dakota driver Scott Ward stealing the show on Sunday.

The WISSOTA Midwest Modified features were won by national point leader Brock
Gronwold on Saturday and local driver Jerry Theis on Sunday. Clay Houchin won his first ever Bomber feature on Saturday and veteran Mark Berg claimed the trophy on Sunday.

Saturday nights WISSOTA Street Stock feature saw Rohweder pass the early leader, Cory Tammen, on lap 8. The race then became a 4-way battle for the lead with Rohweder, Tammen, Redge Nohrenberg and Cory Rosen all having a shot. Rosen got shuffled back on a restart with 2 laps to go leaving room for 18th starting Cory Crapser to join the fray at the front. At the checkered, it was Rohweder, Nohrenberg, Crapser, Tammen, Billie Christ, Chris Serr, Nick Thoreson, Spencer Johnson and Rosen.

Randy Tarno took the lead from the front row in Saturday’s WISSOTA Modified feature followed by Chad Williamson and Bob Sagen. Williamson spun coming out of turn 4 on lap 3 causing a mad scramble on the front straightaway. When all cars had come to a stop, Chad Ohnstad’s car was upside down on the hood of Alex Englestad’s car. Neither driver was injured but both cars were towed to the pits. Tarno held off all challengers including Scott Ward who started 12th, to win his first WISSOTA Modified feature of the season. Ward finished second followed by Bob Sagen, Corey Seckerson, Jason Grimes, Blake Jegtvig, Jamies Trautner, Mike Greseth and Dano Ostrander

The WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds also had a big wreck on Saturday night just 2 laps into the feature when 4th running Jeff DeBuck spun coming out of turn 4. The ensuing pileup took 6 cars out of competition for the rest of the night. Brock Gronwold and Ryan Lehr battled for the lead the entire race with Gronwold coming out on top. Lehr finished second followed by Rusty Kollman, Jeremy Forester, Derek Bernstein, John Corell, Ryan Carr and Ryan Mikkelson

Clay Houchin claimed his first ever feature win in the Bomber class on Saturday
night and the duo of Ben Beach and Preston Carr won the Road Hog race.

Sunday night’s WISSOTA Street Stock feature saw Cory Rosen take the early lead but Kelly Hagel got by on lap 3. Rosen battled with Rory Opp, Chris Michaelsohn and Dave Rohweder to maintain the second spot. Hagel survived a series of cautions between laps 7 and 10 and went on to win his first Jamestown Speedway feature of the season. Rosen finished second followed by Opp, Rohweder, Rusty Kollman, Luke Nelson, Kasey Brown, Spencer Johnson, Barrett Berg and Cory Tammen.

Scott Ward improved on his Saturday night finish in the WISSOTA Modified feature by taking the win on Sunday. Jerry Lamb led from the pole while Ward started third. Lamb had the race well in hand until lap 18 when he was slowed by a lapped car and Ward got by. Ward then held off Lamb to take the win. Lamb finished second followed by Jason Grimes, Mark Trautner, Bob Sagen, Corey Seckerson, John Corell, Randy Tarno, Chad Williamson, Jeremy Schmidt and Brent Urban.

Jerry Theis won his first ever WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature on Sunday night. Theis led every lap and held off the national point leader Brock Gronwold to take the win. Gronwold finished second followed by Derek Bernstein, Ryan Mikkelson, Josh Eberhardt, John Corell, Kenny Klaudt, Ryan Lehr, Rusty Kollman and Spencer Johnson.

Charlie Carr and Jake Emo took their turns leading a caution filled Bomber feature Sunday night before Mark Berg took over and held on for the win. Berg was followed by Matt Gumke, Emo, Landon Becker, Paul Wanzek, Marty Nitschke, Tyler Michel and Donnie Martin.

The Road Hog race was won by the team of Chris Gussiaas and Brandon Gussiaas.

The next race at Jamestown Speedway will the 36th Annual Stock Car Stampede on
September 21 and 22.

JAMESTOWN SPEEDWAY RESULTS

August 29th, 2007

Taylor Weight won his third Bomber feature of the year and the AMSOIL Dirt Track Series feature winners were Rusty Kollman in the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, Dave Rohweder in the WISSOTA Street Stocks and Mark Trautner in the WISSOTA Modifieds. Season point champions are Ryan Carr in the Bombers, Rusty Kollman in both the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds and the WISSOTA Street Stocks and John Corell in the WISSOTA Modifieds.

Mark Trautner started on the pole of the WISSOTA Modified feature and ran at the point all the way to the checkered flag. Steven Pfeifer was in second on the first lap but struggled with suspension issues before spinning out and pitting on lap 10. Jerry Lamb and Jason Grimes exchanged second place several times during the fast-paced 20 lap event with Lamb holding the spot at the checkered. Impressive runs were made by Chad Ohnstad from 12th to 4th and John Corell from 16th to 5th.

The feature win was Trautner’s fifth of the season. Lamb finished second followed by Grimes, Ohnstad, Corell, Randy Tarno, Corey Seckerson, Alex Engelstad, Paul Engelstad and Jamie Trautner.

The WISSOTA Street stock feature got off to a slow start with a couple of quick
yellows, then went green the rest of the way. Nick Thoreson was the early leader with Trent Grager, Levi Babcok and Rory Opp in tow. Babcock moved to second on lap 2 but was replaced by Dave Rohweder on lap 3. Rohweder took the lead from Thoreson on lap 6 and went on to claim his third feature of the season. Thoreson finished second followed by Rusty Kollman, Chris Michaelsohn, Scott Bintz, Luke Nelson, Nic Klein, Billie Christ, Jayson Corell and Bret McIllonie.

Jim Morlock took the lead from the pole in the WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature
followed by Brent Perleberg and Rusty Kollman. Kollman passed Perleberg on lap 2 and took the lead from Morlock on lap 3. Morlock held off all challenges for second place including a restart on lap 11 for a spin by Josh Eberhardt. Lap 13 was a different story as Ryan Mikkelson and Rich Pavlicek passed Morlock for second and third, respectively.

Kollman survived the second and final caution of the event and went on to claim his third feature win of the season. Mikkelson finished second followed by Pavlicek, Derek Bernstein, Dustin Strand, Morlock, Jeremy Forester, Eric Edwards, Ryan Fike and Bryan LePier.

The Bombers had full-moon fever at the start of their 15 lap feature event as
several yellows and one red flag slowed the event. The red flag was for Travis
Aljets and Mark Berg. After contact on the front straightaway, Aljets’ car ended up on its roof just over the lip of the track in turn 1. Berg’s car came to a stop with its back wheels on the track and its front wheels on top of Aljets’ inverted ride. Neither driver was injured but both cars were retired to the pits.

Once the Bomber feature got a green flag lap in, it went 15 laps without a halt. Shawn Becker was the early leader but Taylor Weight took over on lap 4 and crossed the finish line ahead of Dustin Erickson, Matt Gumke, S. Becker, Landon Becker, Paul Wanzek, Jake Emo, Tracy Voightman, Clay Houchin and Justin Schempp.

The Road Hog race was won by Glenn and Grant Christenson with Travis Edinger and Travis Ganser taking second.

Racing at the Speedway will take place next Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1 and 2 with a complete show each night. The WISSOTA Street Stocks will be running for $1000 to win each night and all other classes will also run for increased pay.

SAGEN, GRONWOLD, CRAPSER WIN FEATURES AT A DAMP JAMESTOWN SPEEDWAY

August 22nd, 2007

There were 116 cars on hand and feature wins in the AMSOIL Dirt Track Series race went to veteran Bob Sagen in the WISSOTA Modifieds, national point leader Cory Crapser in the WISSOTA Street Stocks, national point leader Brock Gronwold in the WISSOTA MW Modifieds and Taylor Weight in the Bombers. The Road Hog Rumble was won by Preston Carr and Ben Beach.

Tim Thomas and Dwight Wegner started on the front row of the WISSOTA Modified
feature but the early leader, Mike Greseth, came from row 2. Sagen also started in row 2 and ran second to Greseth followed by Thomas and Wegner. Chad Ohnstad took over fourth place on lap 3 as John Corell broke into the top 5.

The yellow flag came out for a spin by Jason Grimes on lap 7. On the restart, Sagen got by Greseth for the lead and Ohnstad moved into second. Greseth reclaimed second on lap 11 off a restart charged to Jerry Lamb and Corky Thomas got by Alex Engelstad for fifth.

The last caution period of the race came at lap 13 when Jamie Trautner slowed on the frontstretch. On the restart, it was Sagen, Greseth, Ohnstad, Corky Thomas and Alex Engelstad. The race went green the rest of the way with Ohnstad passing Greseth for second on lap 15 and Corell passing Engelstad for fifth on lap 19.

At the checkered flag, it was Bob Sagen claiming his second feature victory of the season followed by Chad Ohnstad, Mike Greseth, Corky Thomas, John Corell, Alex Engelstad, Tim Thomas, Corey Seckerson, Eric Edwards and Jason Grimes.

Levi Babcock took the lead at the start of the 20 lap WISSOTA Street Stock feature followed by Jason Babcock, Jayson Corell, Cory Crapser and Rusty Kollman. The yellow flag waved for Casey Stangeland after only 2 laps and on the restart, Jason Babcock nosed ahead of his brother for the lead. Levi fought back and retook the lead on lap 4.

The Babcock brothers ran 1 and 2 until a restart at lap 9 when Crapser got by Jason for second. The national point leader took the lead from Levi on lap 12 while Jason ran third followed by Rusty Kollman and Spencer Johnson. Dave Rohweder nosed out Johnson for fifth on lap 15 just before the red flag was displayed when Cammy Ost rolled her car in turn 2. Ost was not injured.

Crapser lead the field back to the green flag and maintained the lead to the
checkered adding yet another feature win to his stellar resume. Levi Babcock
finished second followed by Rusty Kollman, Dave Rohweder, Jason Babcock, Luke
Nelson, Jayson Corell, Kelly Hagel, Redge Nohrenberg and Chris Michaelsohn.

Jeff DeBuck survived a couple of early yellows with the lead in the WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature but was the cause of the yellow on lap 8 when he went off the track with a flat tire. Brock Gronwold, who had just taken over at the point, lead the field back to green. Lehr ran second followed by Rusty Kollman, Rich Pavlicek, Jeremy Forester and Troy Nelson.

The race went green the rest of the way with national point leader Brock Gronwold picking up another feature win followed by Ryan Lehr, Rich Pavlicek, Rusty Kollman, Josh Eberhardt, Jeremy Forester, Ryan Fike , Jerry Theis, Jim Morlock and Derek Bernstein.

Taylor Weight took the lead from row 2 on the start of the Bomber feature and led every lap on the way to his second feature win of the season. Jake Emo ran second followed by Matt Gumke and Tyler Michel. On the last lap, Gumke crossed the line in third behind Michel but was charged with bumping Emo out of the race. Emo replaced Gumke in the official finish and Gumke was scored as finishing at the end of the lead lap.

The finish was scored Taylor Weight, Tyler Michel, Jake Emo, Paul Wanzek, Ryan Carr, Leann Christensen, Tracy Voightman, Clay Houchin, Jerry Kapp and Dustin Erickson.

The Road Hog Rumble was one by the driving team of Preston Carr and Ben Beach of Carrington. The husband-wife team of Glenn and Cindy Christenson finished second.

Next week is season championship night with out-of-the car driver introductions
before each feature race. Racing starts at 7 PM.

JAMESTOWN SPEEDWAY RESULTS

August 14th, 2007

Jegtvig took the lead from the pole in the WISSOTA Modified feature followed by
Jason Grimes, Mark Trautner, Rusty Kollman and Leo Burkhardsmier. The yellow flag came out after lap 4 when Jamie Trautner spun in turn 2. On the restart, it was Jegtvig, Grimes, M. Trautner, Kollman and Randy Tarno. John Corell got by Kollman and Tarno to take over fourth place on lap 8.

The race continued under green until lap 21 when the second yellow of the event came out for Dwight Wegner. On the restart, M. Trautner got by Grimes for second and brought Tarno along into third. The race went green the rest of the way with Jegtvig taking the flag to flag victory followed by M. Trautner, Tarno, Grimes, Corell, Steven Pfeiffer, Leo Burkhardsmier, Bob Sagen, Jerry Lamb and Kent Arment.

Brothers Levi and Jason Babcock occupied the front row of the WISSOTA Street Stock feature lineup and it was Jason who grabbed the lead when the green flag fell. Rory Opp passed Jason for the lead on lap 3 just before the only yellow flag of the event came out for Trent Grager.

On the restart, it was Opp, Jason Babcock, Levi Babcock, Redge Nohrenberg, Spencer Johnson and Brett McIllonie. Johnson and Levi Babcock swapped the third postion several times over the next few laps as Nohrenberg faded. Johnson took control of the position on lap 6 and set out after Jason Babcock in second place. Johnson made the pass to take over the runner-up spot on lap 12 but was unable to reduce the lead that Opp had over the field. Opp crossed the finish line well ahead of Johnson who was followed by Kelly Hagel, Jason Babcock, Luke Nelson, Levi Babcock, Nick Thoreson, Billie Christ, Rusty Kollman and Chris Michaelsohn.

After an incident on the first lap of the WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature, the
event went 20 green flag laps. Kenny Klaudt was the early leader followed by Chris Tuchscherer, Ryan Lehr and Eric Edwards. Lehr passed Tuchscherer for second in lap 2 and took the lead from Klaudt on Lap 4.

At the halfway point, it was Lehr, Klaudt, Randy Klein, Josh Eberhardt, Jerry Theis and Ryan Mikkelson. Klaudt nosed ahead of Lehr to lead laps 15 and 16 but Lehr took over again on lap 17 and held the position to the checkered flag. Theis nosed out Klaudt for second as Eberhardt crossed the line in fourth ahead of Derek Bernstein, Mikkelson, Klein, Tuchscherer, Rusty Kollman and Jeremy Forester.

After three tries, the Bomber feature finally got going with Paul Wanzek in the lead followed by Joie Pfaff and Landon Becker. Pfaff took over the lead on lap 4 and held it to the end as the rookie picked up his first career feature win. Travis Aljets finished second followed by Landon Becker, Justin Schempp, Paul Wanzek, Matt Gumke, Ryan Carr, Nate Jenrich, Jake Emo and Paul Kirkeide.

The husband-wife duo of Glenn and Cindy Christenson won the Road Hog race with
Travis Edinger and Travis Ganser coming in second.

The winners of the Schwin Construction Bonuses were Bryan Wolf in the Bombers, Chris Tuchscherer in the WISSOTA MW Mods, Kelly Hagel in the WISSOTA Street Stocks and Rusty Kollman in the WISSOTA Modifieds.

All classes will be running next week for the Road Hug Rumble. Racing starts at 7 PM sharp.

JAMESTOWN SPEEDWAY RESULTS

August 8th, 2007

Twenty-two WISSOTA Modifieds started the feature event with Blake Jegtvig and Corey Seckerson starting on the front row. A spin by Tim Thomas on the first lap collected Derek Hanson, Dwight Wegner and Mark Trautner. Wegner was the only one able to continue.

Jegtvig grabbed the lead on the restart followed by Seckerson , Steven Pfeiffer, Eric Edwards and Randy Tarno. Tarno moved to second on lap 4 and chased Jegtvig all the way to the checkered as the race went 20 green flag laps. Jamie Trautner ran third most of the race but was edged out by Brian Strand on the last lap. Strand, in his first appearance at the Speedway this season, started twelveth.

At the checkered, it was Jegtvig, Tarno, Strand, J. Trautner, Seckerson, Bob Sagen, Jerry Lamb, John Corell, Leo Burkhardsmier and Jason Grimes.

The WISSOTA Street Stock class started 18 cars in their 20 lap feature with Billie Christ and Barrett Berg on the front row. Kelly Hagel grabbed the lead at the drop of the green from his second row starting position followed by Berg, Christ, Jason Babcock and Luke Nelson.

With one lap in the books, the yellow flag waved for a wreck on the front stretch. All cars involved were able to continue. The yellow flag waved again on the restart and Casey Stangeland went to the pits with a damaged racer.

Hagel led the field back to green and held off Christ on the restart but Christ nosed ahead 3 laps later just before the yellow flag came out for a spin by Trent Gregar. On the lap 4 restart, Jason Babcock got by Hagel for second as Luke Nelson, Scott Bintz and Rusty Kollman jockeyed for fourth.

Just past the halfway mark, the yellow waved for Babcock who was spun out in turn 2. That moved Hagel back to the second position with Nelson in third followed by Bintz, Kollman and Dave Rohweder who started 18th after a DNF in his heat race.

The race went green the rest of the way and Christ claimed his second feature of the season. Hagel finished second followed by Nelson, Rohweder, Kollman, Bintz, Chris Michaelsohn, Spencer Johnson, Barrett Berg and Rory Opp.

The WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds started 23 cars in their 20 lap feature with Phil
Christleib and Kenny Klaudt occupying the front row. Christleib grabbed the lead while Klaudt, Troy Nelson, Brent Perleberg and Randy Klein battled for second. Klein took over second place on lap 9 and took the lead from Christlieb on lap 11. Christlieb took the lead back on the next lap and held it to the checkered flag. Christlieb was followed by Klein, Rich Pavlicek, Ryan Lehr, Jeremy Forester, Kenny Klaudt, Josh Eberhardt, Troy Nelson, Brent Perleberg and Ryan Mikkelson.

The Bomber feature was shortened to 11 laps after numerous caution periods took the race past the time limit. Matt Gumke was the winner followed by Leann Christensen, Tyler Michel, Tracey Voightman, Landon Becker, Travis Aljets, Paul Wanzek, Ryan Carr, Bryan Wolf and Donnie Martin.

The Road Hog race went 8 laps with no cautions and was won by the team of Mike Bear and Kelly Gordon.

The next race at Jamestown Speedway is Aug. 11th and will be a WISSOTA Modified
Special. All other regular classes will also be running.

Jamestown Highlights

July 24th, 2007

Two caution periods before any green flag laps were completed in the WISSOTA
Modified class saw front row starters Corey Seckerson and Corey Stangeland
reassigned to the rear of the 20 car field. It was Jason Grimes who ended up with the lead from his third row starting spot followed by Corell, Terry Haven, Leo Burkhardsmier and Randy Tarno.

The yellow flag waved after lap 7 for Grimes who looped it in turn two. That left Corell in the lead followed by Haven, Burkhardsmier, Jerry Lamb, Mark Trautner and Tarno. Trautner got by Lamb on the restart and nosed out Burkhardsmier for second on lap 9. The caution came out after lap 11 for Derek Bernstein who was driving Brandon Carlson’s Mod.

On the restart, it was Corell, Trautner, Burkhardsmier, Haven, Blake Jegtvig and Lamb. The front pack of cars jockeyed for position over the next 9 laps with Burkhardsmier nosing ahead of Trautner on lap 13 and Haven crossing ahead of Trautner on lap 14. Trautner took over third again on lap 15 and sixth running Jegtvig exited the track with mechanical problems on lap 16.

At the checkered, it was Corell claiming his first Jamestown Speedway feature of the 2007 season. Burkhardsmier finished second followed by M. Trautner, Haven, Lamb, Jamie Trautner, Rusty Kollman, Bob Sagen, Tim Thomas and Corey Seckerson.

The WISSOTA Street Stock class was down in numbers Saturday night but the action was no less exciting as 13 cars went 20 non-stop laps on the smooth, tacky high banks. Kelly Hagel grabbed the lead from inside row 2 followed by Brett McIllonie, Dave Rohweder, Casey Stangeland and Spencer Johnson. Luke Nelson moved into fourth on lap 2 and Rohweder took over second on lap 3 bringing Johnson with him to third.

Rohweder made the pass for the lead on lap 10 and Johnson passed Hagel for second on lap 13. Hagel exited in a cloud of smoke on lap 15 leaving Nelson in third. Rohweder held off Johnson for the win and Nelson finished third followed by McIllonie, Rusty Kollman, Chris Michaelsohn, Billie Christ, Casey Stangeland, Trent Grager, Ryan Pommerer and Jason Weigel.

The WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature saw four different drivers lead the field
before Rusty Kollman claimed the checkered flag. Jeff DeBuck was the early leader followed by Chris Tuchscherer, Troy Nelson, Dave Peterson and Brock Gronwold. A series of caution periods after lap 5 slowed the action and when racing resumed, Ryan Lehr, Randy Klein, Troy Nelson and Brock Gronwold had all retired to the pits with a variety of problems.

On the lap 5 restart, it was DeBuck, Tuchscherer, Josh Eberhardt, Rusty Kollman and Jerry Theis. Eberhardt had just moved into second when the next yellow flag waved for Bryce Borgen. DeBuck continued in the lead followed by Eberhardt, Tuchscherer, Kollman and Jim Morlock. Tuchscherer took over the lead on lap 13 just before the yellow flag waved for debris on the track. Tuchscherer led the field back to green followed by Theis, Kollman, Eberhardt and DeBuck but spun out on his own and lost several positions. Theis assumed the lead but Kollman passed him on the next lap and held on for the win. Theis finished second followed by Eberhardt, Eric Edwards, Ryan Fike, Brent Perleberg, Jeremy Forester, Tuchscherer, DeBuck, Borgen and John Clemens.

Thirty Bombers registered Saturday night to compete for the extra prize money on the line for the Bomber Special. Tracy Voightman and Paul Kirkeide started on the front row and Voightman led the first lap. However, Kirkeide came back to lead laps 2 and 3 before the yellow flag waved for Tayler Weight. On the restart, it was Kirkeide, Paul Wanzek, Voightman, Dustin Erickson, Landon Becker and Matt Gumke.

Wanzek made his move for the lead on lap 7 bringing Ryan Carr with him to second. Voightman continued in third followed by Kirkeide and Gumke. Yellow flag fever hit at the half way point in the 20 lap event. First Landon Becker went off turn 4, then Justin Schempp hit the end of the wall in turn 4. Both were able to continue, but Weight and Mark Berg were in the pits when racing resumed.

Carr took the lead off the restart and held on for the big paycheck followed by
Wanzek, Marty Nitschke, Travis Aljets, Kirkeide, Gumke, Dale Wampler, Leann
Christensen, Clay Houchin and Joie Pfaff.

The Road Hog feature winners were Chris and Brandon Gusiaas.

There will be no racing at Jamestown Speedway on Saturday, July 28th. Racing
resumes on August 4th with Kids Ride in the Race Cars night.

JAMESTOWN SPEEDWAY

July 16th, 2007

Rusty Kollman, who also drives a WISSOTA Street Stock and a WISSOTA Midwest
Modified, started on the pole for the 20 lap WISSOTA Modified feature with Mike
Greseth beside him. Corey Seckerson and Jamie Trautner started in row 2 but it was third row starter, Bob Sagen who took the lead at the drop of the green flag. The start was called back when Seckerson spun exiting turn 2. On the restart, Sagen again grabbed the lead followed by Greseth, Kollman, Randy Tarno and Jamie Trautner.

Lap2 saw Tarno and Jerry Lamb move into third and fourth, respectively. The yellow flag waved on lap 5 for Eric Edwards as he spun off turn 2. Tarno got the jump on Greseth and took over second on the restart but one lap later, Greseth was again ahead of Tarno. Lap 7 saw Lamb nose out Tarno for third and lap 8 ended in a caution as John Corell was called for the yellow flag.

The race went green for the next 11 laps but ended with the yellow and checkered displayed together as Seckerson’s car was stalled in turn 4. Sagen took home his first feature trophy of the season followed by Greseth, Tarno, Lamb, Mark Trautner, Jamie Trautner, Dwight Wegner, Jason Grimes, Kollman and Edwards.

The WISSOTA Street Stock feature was more entertaining then any carnival ideshow as some of the fastest Street Stocks in WISSOTA jockeyed for position and fought for the win. Scott Bintz took the lead from row 2 with Jordon Zillmer, Kelly Hagel, Casey Stangeland and Rory Opp in tow. The lineup changed on lap two with Bintz still leading but Redge Nohrenberg was in second followed by Opp, Zillmer and Rusty Kollman.

The yellow flag waved after lap 7 when Billie Christ lost a wheel going down the front straightaway. During the caution period, Zillmer pitted for a flat tire and Opp retired to the pits with a broken ball joint. On the restart, it was Bintz, Nohrenberg, Kollman, Hagel and Dave Rohweder. Kollman, Nohrenberg and Bintz went 3 wide in turn two. Bintz dropped the right rear tire off the track exiting turn 2 and got a little out of shape. The resulting bottleneck saw Luke Nelson get booted off the track bringing out the yellow flag. Bintz was called for the caution and restarted at the rear.

Nohrenberg led the field back to the green followed by Kollman, Hagel, Rohweder, Nelson, Spencer Johnson and Stangeland. Kollman nosed out Nohrenberg for the lead on the next lap followed by Rohweder and Johnson. For the next 11 laps, Kollman, Nohrenberg and Rohweder engaged in a three way battle for the lead. Kollman ran the middle of the track. Rohweder ran the lower groove and Nohrenberg hugged the wall. Neither Rohweder nor Nohrenberg could gain an advantage as they swapped the second spot back and forth while tryng to get around Kollman for the lead. Kollman successfully held them off to claim a hard fought feature win. Rohweder finished second and Johnson got by Nohrenberg on the last lap to finish third. Nelson finished fifth followed by Hagel, Jason Babcock, Barrett Berg and Stangeland.

The WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature went 20 laps without a caution. Jeremy
Forester led the first lap but Randy Klein took over on lap 2. Brock Gronwold came from the 9th starting position to third by the halfway point followed by Ryan Fike, Dale Kraling, Ryan Mikkelson, Rusty Kollman and Rich Pavlicek.

Klein continued to hold off Forester and Gronwold as they started lapping the rear of the field at lap 11. Gronwold got by Forester for second on lap 16 and at the checkered, it was Klein, Gronwold, Forester, Fike, Mikkelson, Pavlicek, Kollman, Kraling, Jim Morlock, Jerry Theis and Ryan Lehr.

Paul Kirkeide was the polesitter and early leader in the Bomber feature. Devin
Christ was in second on the first lap but Mark Berg replaced him on lap 2. Justin Schempp started 8th but was up to third by lap 3. Kirkeide and Berg battled for the lead until Berg finally got by on lap 10. After 15 lap nonstop laps, Berg took the checkered ahead of Kirkeide, Schempp, Landon Becker, Joie Pfaff, Shawn Becker, Paul Wanzek and Leann Christensen.

The Road Hog race was a test of survival. 15 cars registered for the race, 13
started and only 5 finished. The duo of Kyle Braaten and Tyler Ingebretson led the whole distance and claimed the trophy. Travis Edinger and Joe Jacobson finished second followed by Glenn Christenson and Grant Christenson.

Next Saturday’s races at Jamestown Speedway will include the Bomber Special. The WISSOTA Modifieds, WISSOTA Street Stocks, WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds and the Road Hogs will also be competing.

JAMESTOWN SPEEDWAY RESULTS

July 10th, 2007

Eighteen NOSA sprint cars were on hand, some for their first ever visit to Jamestown Speedway. Heat winners were Nick Shirek, Chris Shirek and Greg Nikitenko. After passing points were figured and the coin toss took place for the invert, the Shirek brothers found themselves on the front row for the feature start but it was Lou Kennedy, Jr. who took the early lead from his fifth place starting position. Greg Nikitenko quickly moved into second place followed by Chris Shirek, Scott Butz and Nick Shirek.

Nikitenko made the pass for the lead on lap 8 but that pass was negated when the yellow flag came out for Stan Mayer who lost a header in turn 2. Nikitenko
restarted behind Kennedy but made the pass again on the next lap.

A caution period at lap 14 saw Nikitenko still in the lead on the restart followed by Kennedy, Butz, C. Shirek, Wade Nygaard and N. Shirek. Chris Shirek made his move off the restart and got around Kennedy for second place. Kennedy held off Nygaard for third while Butz dropped back to fifth.

Nick Shirek brought out the final caution of the 25 lap event on lap 19 when he spun in turn 2. Chris Shirek didn’t have a good restart and Kennedy and Nygard both got by him. Kennedy set out in pursuit of Nikitenko but was unable to challenge him over the remaining laps. Nikitenko took the win followed by Kennedy Jr., Nygaard, C. Shirek, Casey Mack, Butz, Todd Mickelson, Shane Roemeling, Nick Shirek and Tyler Monson.

Rusty Kollman was the definition of determination in the WISSOTA Street Stock
feature. Starting in the seventh position by virtue of his high point average,
Kollman had some stiff competitors in front of him.

Brett McIllonie took the lead from the pole and looked untouchable as he powered around the high banks with no other driver close enough to mount a challenge. The only caution in the 20 lap event came at lap 7 for an incident involving Casey Stangeland who restarted at the rear of the field.

When green flag racing resumed, McIllonie continued in the lead followed by Nic
Klein, Barrett Berg, Kelly Hagel, Spencer Johnson, Luke Nelson and Kollman.
Kollman, Johnson and Hagel battled lap after lap with Kollman finally getting by on lap 14. Kollman passed Berg for third on lap 15 and Klein for second on lap 16. Needing only 2 laps to catch and pass McIllonie, Kollman took the lead on the white flag lap and held it to the checkered. McIllonie finished second followed by Klein, Johnson, Berg, Hagel, Scott Bintz, Billie Christ and Jason Weigel.

Tyler Michel won his first ever Bomber feature Saturday night in convincing fashion as he went flag to flag for the win. Michel grabbed the lead from his front row starting position and held off all challenges in a race that went 15 laps without a caution period. Justin Schempp ran second to Michel the entire distance and was able to get a fender beside him but that was all as Michel held his line. Following Michel and Schempp across the line were Clay Houchin, Joie Pfaff and Dustin Erickson.

The Road Hogs ran heats and a feature Saturday night with the heat race wins going to Preston Carr and Ben Beach in heat one and Chris and Brandon Gusiaas in heat two.

The Road Hog feature started with a pileup in turn 2 that eliminated several cars. The rest of the race went 10 laps straight through without a yellow flag and it was the number 33 car of Glenn and Grant Christenson who found their way to victory lane for the third race in a row. Chase Biel and Seth Schulz finished second followed by Chris and Brandon Gusiaas.

The next race at Jamestown Speedway will be the Stutsman County Fair’s Don Wilhelm Classic. Racing during the fair will start at 6 PM.

JAMESTOWN SPEEDWAY

July 8th, 2007

The racing was also “spectacular” as last week’s WISSOTA Modified feature winner, Mark Trautner, came from mid-pack to battle past some veteran drivers to earn another feature trophy. Rookie Eric Edwards started on the pole and led Jerry Lamb, Bob Sagen, Leo Burkhardsmier and Jason Grimes for 11 laps before Trautner took advantage of a slow restart and got around him.

Edwards held on to finish fourth after his best run of the season in the “Big Mod” class. Lamb and Burkhardsmier finished second and third, respectively. John Corell finished fifth ahead of Grimes and Sagen.

Redge Nohrenberg is making his return to WISSOTA Street Stock racing a memorable one as he has contended for the win in every feature he has been in this season. Of those 3 feature races, Nohrenberg won 2 and lost the third on a last lap incident. There were no last lap surprises Saturday night as Nohrenberg took the lead from his second row starting position on the opening lap and lead all the way to the checkered flag.

Rory Opp started one row behind Nohrenberg and was running directly behind him in second place by lap 3. Opp chased Nohrenberg the rest of the way but was never able to challenge for the lead. By the time Rusty Kollman worked through the field from his 9th place starting position, the leaders had checked out and Kollman had to settle for third.

Chris Michaelsohn, last week’s feature winner, finished fourth Wednesday night
followed by Luke Nelson, Dave Rohweder, Nick Thoreson and Dave Weigum.

The lead in the WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature was up for grabs as Jim Morlock led lap one, Jeremy Forester led lap 2, Morlock led lap 3, Rich Pavlicek led lap 4 and Brock Gronwold led lap 5. Pavlicek led one more time before Gronwold took over for good and held off all challengers to claim the feature trophy. Pavlicek finished second followed by Morlock, Rusty Kollman and Derek Bernstein.

Taylor Weight in the #68 won his first Jamestown Speedway Bomber feature Wednesday night. Weight took the lead from Tracy Voightman on lap 2 and led the rest of the way to the checkered flag. Ryan Carr finished second followed by Paul Wanzek, Matt Gumke and Joie Pfaff.

Glenn Christenson and Grant Christenson led flag to flag to win their second Road Hog race this week. Chase Biel and Seth Schulz finished second.

Racing continues at Jamestown Speedway Saturday night with the NOSA Sprint Car special.

A great crowd saw some awesome racing Saturday night at Jamestown Speedway. 101 cars registered to compete and the weather was perfect.

July 2nd, 2007

The yellow flag came out on lap 10 for Sheesley who was stopped in turn 3. Before the race could be restarted, Lamb’s car suffered mechanical problems and had to be towed. The running order on the restart was Trautner, Grimes, Randy Tarno, John Corell, Leo Burkhardsmier and Alex Englestad. Tarno and Corell found an opening and got by Grimes as the leaders exited turn two on the restart. Englestad and Burkhardsmier nosed past Grimes on the next circuit before the yellow flag flew for Corey Stangeland who went off turn 1.

On the lap 12 restart, it was Trautner, Tarno, Corell, Engelstad, Burkhardsmier and Grimes. On lap 13, Corell bumped Tarno in turn one, spinning him and bringing out another caution. Jamie Trautner spun in turn 4 on the restart as Mark Trautner led followed by Tarno, Engelstad, Grimes and Burkhardsmier. Burkhardsmier passed Grimes on lap 17 and at the finish line it was M. Trautner, Tarno, Engelstad, Burkhardsmier, Grimes, Seckerson and Sheesley.

The WISSOTA Street Stock feature started with a rollover as Kevin Babcock’s car spun and was hit by 2 other cars as it slid off the track. Babcock’s car rolled over on the backside of turn two suffering minor damage. Babcock was not injured. Pole sitter Casey Stangeland spun on the next attempt to start the race, relegating him to the rear of the field and moving Luke Nelson into the pole position. Chris Michaelsohn started beside Nelson and grabbed the lead followed by Nelson, Rusty Kollman, Billie Christ and Kelly Hagel. Hagel moved into third on lap 2 followed by Christ and Dave Rohweder.

The race continued under green and at the halfway point, it was Michaelsohn, Nelson, Hagel, Kollman, Rohweder and Spencer Johnson. Rohweder nosed ahead of Kollman on lap 11 and got by Hagel for third on lap 15 but Hagel passed him back on lap 16. At the checkered flag, it was Michaelsohn capturing his first feature win followed by Nelson, Hagel, Rohweder, Kollman, Jason Babcock and Johnson.

Eric Edwards led the first lap of the WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature but Derek Bernstein took over on lap 2. Rusty Kollman passed him on lap 4 but Bernstein led again on lap 5. When the yellow came out on lap 9 for a spin by Ryan Mikkelson, Kollman was again in the lead with Bernstein second followed by Edwards, Steve Ost, Jerry Theis and Josh Eberhardt. Eberhardt was called for causing a caution on the next lap as well as Brent Perleberg on the restart.

Kollman led the rest of the way to the checkered followed by Bernstein, Edwards, Theis, Jim Morlock, Ost and Jeremy Forester.

Tracy Voightman took the early lead in the Bomber feature but Mark Berg took over the point on lap 4. Berg held off all challengers and survived 2 caution periods to claim the feature win. Ryan Carr had to qualify for the feature through the consolation race which put him in the 19th starting position. At the halfway point, he was in 6th and by the end of the race, he had moved up to second. Nate Jenrich finished third followed by Charlie Carr, Paul Wanzek, Voightman and Landon Becker.

Two Road Hog races were run with 8 cars in each race. Kyle Braaten and Tyler
Ingebretson were declared the winners in the first race after the original winners were found to be illegal. Race 2 went to Glenn Christenson and Grant Christenson.

The Fireworks Spectacular will start at 7 PM on Wednesday, July 4th with all regular classes competing. Saturday, July 7th will be the NOSA Sprint Car special.

JAMESTOWN SPEEDWAY

June 26th, 2007

42 WISSOTA Late Models entered the Jamestown Speedway event that was co-sanctioned by the NAPA/MDA and NLRA. Drivers represented North Dakota, South Dakota,Minnesota, Montana, Wyoming and Manitoba to do battle tonight for the top prize.

Heat winners on the evening included Friday nights NAPA /MDA feature winner Jeremy Keller of Bismarck, ND, Brad Seng of Grand Forks, ND, Mitch Johnson of Hickson, ND, Troy Olson of Fargo, ND and current WISSOTA national point leader Curt Gelling of Aberdeen, SD.

Two fifteen lap consolation races were also run with the top two drivers advancing to the main event. Harold Schill of West Fargo, ND crossed the finish line ahead of Ricky Weiss from Winnipeg, MB in the first “B” main while Chris Johnson of Rapid City, SD picked up the win in the second consi with Scott Greer of East St. Paul, MB in second.

A four-wide parade lap with the missing man formation showcased the 24-car field before tonight’s 25-lap feature to honor John Seitz, a great racer and friend to many in the racing world who unexpectedly left us this past winter.

Tom Corcoran of East Grand Forks, MN and Corey Wheeler of Casselton, ND led the
field out of turn four on the fast high-banked 1/3-mile oval. Wheeler found himself on the outside looking in on the backstretch as the yellow was thrown before completion of lap one. Third starting Brad Seng was tagged with the caution and the field once again started two-by-two.

The second time around Wheeler got the jump and powered his machine on the top side of the track with John Corell of Jamestown, ND and Corcoran in line. Meanwhile, Mitch Johnson began his march toward the ront from his sixth starting position before the caution flag waved as the Northwest Auto Body machine of Troy Olson spun off the top of turn three and four.

Wheeler once again led the field, this time single file out of turn four with
Corell, Corcoran, Johnson and Jeremy Keller in tow. Wheeler put his machine on top once again while Mitch Johnson dove to the bottom of the speedway to make a pass on Corcoran. Johnson cleared Corcoran on lap 9 and set his sites on Wheeler and Corell. Johnson’s momentum stopped as the yellow waived for Ricky Weiss as he found himself off turns three and four on lap seven.

The following restart would prove to be what Johnson needed as he made his move on Correl out of turn four on lap eight and then cleared Wheeler on lap nine to put his M & J Auto Parts, Swartz chassis in the lead. Once out front, Johnson ran untouched during the rest of the caution free event and picked up the win ahead of Wheeler, Corell, Corcoran and Keller. Mike Johnson of Harwood, ND, Curt Gelling, Kelly Hample of Billings, MT, 16th place starting Harold Schill and Mike Balecan of Winnipeg, MB rounded out the top ten.

Mitch Johnson also became victorious as well by winning the mini point series that was sponsored by Paul Mueller of P & B Transportation over the two-night swing between Dacotah Speedway in Mandan, ND and Jamestown (ND) Speedway. Jeremy Keller finished second and Kelly Hample third in that point series.

A quartet of veteran drivers led the 17 car Modified feature field to the checkered flag for the start of their 20 lap feature. Jerry Lamb used the high side of the track to speed past Darrell Bauer into the lead on the start. Leo Burkhardsmeier raced around Bauer to take over second on the completion of the first lap. Lamb and Burkhardsmeier began to pull away from the field as Bauer, Bob Sagen and South Dakota traveler Chris Prussman fought for the third spot. Prussman and Bauer swapped the spot 2 to 3 times a lap while Sagen and Chad Ohnstad waited for an opening to join the battle.

At the midway point of the race Lamb had his hands full with Burkhardsmeier right on Lamb’s rear bumper as both cars had a ½ corner lead on the pack. Bauer was third with Ohnstad in fourth followed by Sagen while Prussman slid back to eighth. The first caution flew two laps later as Eric Edwards and Matt Sheesley spun into the frontstrech infield. Sheesley retired to the pits and the field bunched up for the restart. Jerry Lamb again led the charge on the restart with Burkhardsmeier directly on his rear bumper. Ohnstad went under Sagen and Bauer and into third and set his sights on the front duo. Ohnstad used the bottom groove looking for an advantage on the front two cars for a couple of laps. Ohnstad fell back to fourth as Sagen drove by on the high side of the track.

The final caution flag came as the field completed the 18th lap as Prussman was
sitting in the bottom of turn two. The call from the flag stand sent Corey Seckerson to the back for spinning out Prussman. The field reset for the final two laps as the crowd sat on the edge of their seats in anticipation of the exciting finish. Burkhardsmeier dove to the inside of Lamb but couldn’t make the pass stick and Lamb lead the field with one lap to go. Burkhardsmeier’s again dove under Lamb in the first set of turns and this time made it stick as he cleanly slid up in front of Lamb coming out of turn two. Lamb spun into the infield after the pass after contact was made with Sagen. Burkhardsmeier received the checkered flag followed by Prussman, Ohnstad and Bauer. A conference between officials determined that Burkhardsmeier had completed the pass cleanly and the call was on Sagen to the rear and Lamb was awarded second spot.

The final feature of the night was paced by Jayson Corell and Billie Christ in the WISSOTA Street Stock division. Christ raced into the lead on the backstretch only to see the caution lights as Ryan Pommerer and Casey Stangeland spun on the front stretch. The second attempt was again a no go as Barrett Berg and Cammy Ost spun in turn one.

The third time was the charm as Christ again led the charge on the first lap with fourth starting Luke Nelson glued to his rear bumper. Chris Michaelsohn, Kelly Hagel, Corell and Spencer Johnson gave chase in two wide formation.
Christ fended off Nelson during the opening laps while Hagel completed the pass of Michaelsohn into third. Johnson moved Michaelsohn back one more spot a half lap later. The final caution flag flew at the midway point as Travis Ulmer slid off of the top of turn three. David Rohweder had been patiently moving towards the front and snuck past Hagel and Johnson on the restart and moved into third. Christ received the smallest of breathers as Nelson now had his hands full with Rohweder for second. The front five cars were side by side and nose to tail as the laps wound down with Nelson and Rohweder both hounding Christ for the front spot. Rohweder drove off turn two and pulled into the pits with three laps to go leaving the battle to the rest.

As the white flag flew Rusty Kollman went to the inside of Nelson coming out of turn four. Kollman also tried to best Christ but was defeated as Christ came home with a well earned feature win. Kollman, Nelson, Hagel and Johnson rounded out the top five to complete the night’s action.

Eric Edwards and Steve Ost started on the front row of the WISSOTA MW Modified
feature with Brent Perleberg and Randy Klein in row two. Ost grabbed the lead at the drop of the green followed by Edwards, Klein and Perleberg. Klein passed Edwards for second on lap 2 while Ryan Lehr took over fourth place on lap 4. Ost spun off the top of the track on lap 5 and retired to the pits with broken steering parts. That left Klein in the lead followed by Edwards, Mikkelson and Lehr. Edwards was called for a caution one lap later and retired to the pits. Lehr was the next to bring out the yellow flag and then the race went green the rest of the way.

Klein continued in the lead and went on to win his second feature of the season. Jerry Theis got by Mikkelson for second and Perleberg finished fourth followed by Rusty Kollman, Jeff DeBuck, Ryan Fike and Bobbie Eckerdt.

Rookie Joie Pfaff and Justin Schempp lined up on the front row for the start of the 15 lap Bomber feature. Last week’s winner, Landon Becker and Bob Banish, Jr. started in row two. The first attempt to start the race was called back when Matt Gumke spun Becker coming to the green. On the next start, Banish went off the backstretch coming out of turn two and then drove back onto the track in traffic going into turn three. Banish was t-boned by Chuck Himmerich who had no where to go and several other cars tangled trying to avoid the melee. Ryan Carr’s car was airborn as it cleared the top of tun 3 and landed hard on the other side. Besides Banish, Himmerich and Carr, others eliminated from competition in this incident were Trent Grager, Donnie Martin and Jeff Widmer. All of the drivers escaped injury.

When racing resumed, Landon Becker took the early lead but Schempp took over on lap 2 and never looked back as he became the 5th different feature winner in 5 races this season. Becker held on for second followed by Paul Wanzek, Leann Christensen, Nate Jenrich, Joie Pfaff, Dustin Erickson, Charlie Carr and Shawn Becker.

The next race at Jamestown Speedway will be Saturday, June 30th with all regular classes scheduled to compete starting at 7 PM.

JAMESTOWN SPEEDWAY RESULTS

June 20th, 2007

The WISSOTA MW Mods ran 4 heats and a B-main to set the 20-car starting field. Jerry Theis, Jeff DeBuck, Troy Nelson and Ryan Fike were heat winners and Derek Bernstein won the B-main. Jeremy Schmidt and Fike were on the front row for the feature followed by DeBuck and Nelson. Schmidt jumped into the lead but the start was called back when Kevin Bliese’s car suffered mechanical problems.

On the restart, Steve Ost’s car went up in flames as it entered turn 1. The fire was quickly extinguished and Ost was not injured. Theis and Josh Eberhardt were sent tailend for causing caution periods before a green flag lap could be completed. Schmidt again grabbed the lead followed by Randy Klein, Fike, Jeremy Forester and DeBuck. Klein, however, spun in turn 2 and was unable to continue.

Fike led lap two but caused a yellow flag on lap 3 and went to the back of the
field. Bernstein took over the lead on the restart followed by Forester, Schmidt and Ryan Mikkelson. Bernstein had a solid hold on the lead until he suffered engine problems and pulled off on lap 8. That left Forester in the lead followed by Eberhardt, Theis, Fike and Mikkelson. Mikkelson left the track with mechanical problems on lap 9 leaving Nelson in fifth.

Eberhardt started pressuring Forester for the lead on lap 13 with Theis running a close third. Eberhardt finally made the pass in turn 2 on lap 15 but Forester bumped him going into turn 3 and both cars spun. Forester was called for the caution and went to the pits while Eberhardt went on to win the race followed by Theis, Fike, Nelson and Schmidt. Eberhardt is in his first year of stock car racing having raced Go-Karts for several years.

The WISSOTA Modifieds started 17 cars in their feature event with Blake Jegtvig on the pole and Bob Sagen alongside. Jegtvig grabbed the lead at the drop of the green followed by Sagen, Corey Stangeland, Jamie Trautner and Randy Tarno. John Corell moved into fifth on lap 3 and into third on lap 4.

On lap 5, Chad Becker’s car suffered a broken rear end and blown tire and stopped on the track causing several cars to collide. Leo Burkhardsmier, Eric Edwards and Jerry Lamb were all unable to continue after the wreck.

Jegtvig resumed the lead on the restart followed by Sagen, Corell and Jamie
Trautner. Tarno got by Trautner for fourth on lap 10. The final caution period was called when Mark Trautner spun in turn 2 collecting Corey Stangeland and Jason Blue. Corell got by Sagen on the restart making the finishing order Jegtvig, Corell, Sagen, J. Trautner and Tarno.

Casey Stangeland was the early leader in the WISSOTA Street Stock feature wth Nick Thoreson in second followed by Chris Michaelsohn and Rusty Kollman. Thoreson took over the lead on lap 2 before a yellow came out for Scott Bintz. Stangeland took the lead back on the restart followed by Thoreson, Kollman and Redge Nohrenberg. Nohrenberg got by Kollman on lap 4 for third place, passed Thoreson for second on lap 7 and took the lead from Stangeland on lap 9. The yellow came out after lap 10 for contact between Stangeland and Thoreson who both retired to the pits.

Nohrenberg resumed the lead on the lap 10 restart followed by Kollman, Dave
Rohweder, Spencer Johnson and Kelly Hagel. Rohweder took over second on lap 13 and set his sights on the lead. As the laps ticked by, Rohweder edged closer and closer to Nohrenberg and at the white flag, the cars were nearly even. Nohrenberg got a little out of shape coming out of turn four to the checkered flag and made contact with Rohweder who then hit the outside wall. The win was awarded to Rohweder followed by Kollman, Johnson, Hagel and Barrett Berg.

Bomber rookie Landon Becker held off Justin Schempp in the early going and then
Taylor Weight for his first feature win. Weight finished second followed by Ryan Carr, Schempp, Kyle Zittleman and Tracy Voightman.

Brandon Gusiaas and Chris Gusiaas were the winners of the Road Hog race with Preston Carr and Ben Beach coming in second.

Next week will be the WISSOTA Late Model Special with all regular classes also
running. Racing will start at 7 PM.

JAMESTOWN SPEEDWAY RESULTS

June 12th, 2007

Sixteen cars started the 20 lap WISSOTA Modified feature with Randy Tarno and Alex Engelstad on the front row. Tarno led lap one but Engelstad took over on lap 2. Tarno stayed with Engelstad and challenged him for the lead on several occasions. The yellow flag flew on lap 11 for Eric Edwards whose car had a mechanical problem and was trying to get off the track when he tangled with Tim Thomas.

On the restart, it was Engelstad, Tarno, Bob Sagen, John Corell, Mike Greseth, Mark Trautner and Jerry Lamb. Sagen pulled off the track immediately after the green flag dropped leaving Corell to take over third place. Corell didn’t stop there as he passed Tarno for second as they completed lap 12. Trautner got by Tarno on lap 13 and Corell took over the lead from Engelstad on lap 15.

Corell led the next 4 laps but coming out of turn 4 for the checkered flag, Trautner got beside Corell on the outside and nosed ahead at the finish line. Corell came in second followed by Tarno, Engelstad, Leo Burkhardsmier, Greseth, Jamie Trautner, Corey Stangeland and Lance Johnson.

The WISSTOA Street Stock feature went flag to flag without any caution periods. Rory Opp took the lead from the pole followed by Jason Babcock, Casey Stangeland and Spencer Johnson. Johnson took over third from Stangeland on lap 3 and Rohweder got by Stangeland on lap 7.

On lap 9, Opp pulled off the track with a broken ball joint and Babcock inherited the lead. Rohweder got by Johnson on lap 13 and challenged Babcock the rest of the way. Babcock was up to the challenge and held off Rohweder to win his first WISSOTA Street Stock feature. Rohweder slowed for a lapped car coming to the checkered flag and Johnson got by for second. Rohweder finished third followed by Stangeland, Barrett Berg, Nick Klein, Scott Bintz, Kelly Hagel, Chris Michaelsohn and Billie Christ.

The WISSOTA MW Modified feature started with Lyn Lamb and Jim Morlock on the front row followed by Jerry Theis and Troy Nelson. Lamb took the lead at the drop of the green followed by Morlock, Theis, Rusty Kollman and Dale Kraling. Morlock took the lead on a restart at lap 6 followed by Theis, Kollman, Lamb and Brock Gronwold. The yellow flag came out after lap 13 for Kevin Bliese whose car was spun out in turn 3 and the restart was called back when Derek Bernstein and Lamb got together in turn 2. The next restart had Morlock out front followed by Travis Sauer and Dale Kraling. As the cars came down the front straight, Saurer and Kraling went three wide with Morlock as the entire field ran in a tight pack. Morlock got spun around so that he was facing traffic and the field started piling up. By the time all was quiet again, at least 6 heavily damaged cars were sitting in turn one. Those needing assistance from the two trucks were Randy Klein, Ryan Lehr, Brock Gronwold, Josh Eberhardt, Jeremy Forester and Morlock.

Due to the late hour, the number of wrecked cars and the time needed to clean up the track, it was decided to call the race complete and revert back to the last completed lap for the finish. Morlock was declared the winner followed by Dale Kraling, Jerry Theis, Brock Gronwold, Lyn Lamb, Rusty Kollman, Ryan Restad, Jeremy Forester, Ryan Lehr and Josh Eberhardt.

Thirty-five Bombers competed in four heats and two consolation races to set the
20-car, 15 lap feature field. Justin Schempp and Matt Gumke earned the front row starting spots and it was Gumke who grabbed the early lead followed by Schempp, Dustin Erickson, Paul Kirkeide and Jake Emo. The caution waved on lap 5 and before racing could resume, the leader, Gumke, pitted. That left Schempp in the lead followed by Kirkiede, Emo, Leann Christensen, Aden Clark and Jason Thoms. On the restart, coming out of turn 2, Chuck Himmerich got into Clark and Thoms and both ended up on the wall off the backstretch.

When racing resumed, Schempp led the cars to the green flag followed by Kirkeide, Emo, Christensen, Paul Wanzek and Tyler Michel. Kirkeide’s car began to fade and he eventually pulled off the track leaving Emo in second. On the final lap, Schempp spun off the track exiting turn 2 and Emo went on to take the feature win followed by Wanzek, Christensen, Erickson, Gumke, Michel, Nate Keena, Corey Rodin and Dane Bollingberg.

The Road Hog race was won by Ben Beach and Preston Carr. The duo of Travis Ganser and Travis Edinger finished second followed by Chase Biel and Seth Schulz.

Next week will be the WISSOTA MW Modified Special and all regular classes will also be competing.

JAMESTOWN SPEEDWAY RESULTS

May 23rd, 2007

The race of the night was the WISSOTA Street Stock feature. Jayson Corell and Jason Babcock started on the front row with Kelly Hagel and Barrett Berg in row 2. Babcock grabbed the lead followed by Corell, Hagel, Berg and Spencer Johnson. The first lead change came on lap 3 when Berg took the lead followed by Hagel, Babcock, Rusty Kollman and Corell.

Berg lead through lap 11 but Dave Rohweder took over on lap 12. Berg pulled ahead again on lap 14 but Rohweder claimed the point on lap 15. Rohweder was still in the lead on lap 18 when the only caution of the race came for a spin by Lance Straabe.

On the restart, it was Rohweder, Kollman, Luke Nelson, Berg, Johnson, Hagel and
Billie Christ.

Rohweder survived the restart and led lap 19 but coming to the finish line for the checkered flag, Kollman pulled even with Rohweder. The finish was almost dead even with the flagman giving the nod to Kollman for the win. Rohweder had to settle for second followed by Nelson, Johnson and Berg.

The WISSOTA Modified feature ran 20 laps with only one interruption. Jerry Lamb
grabbed the lead from the pole and never looked back in capturing his first feature win of the new season. Mike Greseth finished second followed by Leo Burkhardsmier, Bob Sagen and Corey Seckerson.

The WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature saw Jim Morlock grab the lead at the drop of the green followed by Lyn lamb, Ryan Lehr, Ryan Mikkelson and Jeremy Forester. The yellow flag flew for a spin by Corey Wegner on lap 4 followed by another yellow for Ryan Fike and Travis Sauer whose cars broke before another green flag lap could be completed.

On the restart, it was Morlock, Lamb, Mikkelson, Rusty Kollman and Forester. Lamb lost several spots on the restart leaving second place to Mikkelson with Kollman, Randy Klein and Rich Pavlicek also getting by. Mikkelson passed Morlock for the lead on lap 7 and Morlock hung onto second until lap 12 when Kollman got by.

Mikkelson continued to lead as the green flag laps clicked off and at the completion of 20 laps, Mikkelson took the checkered flag ahead of Kollman, Klein, Pavlicek and Morlock.

The Bombers came out 35 strong for the second night of the 2007 season. Heat race winners were Mark Berg, Ryan Carr, Jason Zillmer and Chuck Himmerich. The feature lined up with Paul Kirkeide and Charlie Carr on the front row and Landon Becker and Ryan Carr in row 2.

Kirkeide took the early lead followed by Becker, Ryan Carr and Himmerich. Ryan Carr got by Becker for second on lap 2 and the yellow waved for Charlie Carr on lap 3.

On the restart, Ryan Carr got by Kirkeide for the lead and held on for the remainder of the 15 lap event to take his first feature win of the season. Kirkeide came in second followed by Berg, Zillmer Matt Gumke and Tyler Weight.

Twelve Road Hogs were on hand for the Road Hog Rumble but both cars scheduled to start on the front row were unable to make the call leaving just 10 cars to compete. Preston Carr and Ben Beach led lap one but Travis Edinger and Travis Ganser took over on lap 2 and led the rest of the way to claim the feature trophy. Chase Biel and Seth Schulz finished second followed by Chris and Brandon Gussiaas in third.

Next week, area 2007 High School Graduates will be allowed free admission to the grandstand with a copy of their graduation announcement and a picture ID. All classes will be competing with racing getting underway at 7 PM.

Jamestown Gets Opener Under Way!

May 14th, 2007

Jason Grimes, the 2006 WISSOTA Midwest Modified Rookie of the Year, has moved up to the WISSOTA Modified class and got off to a good start with a win in Modified heat #1. Dev Malmlov and Leo Burkhardsmier won the other 2 heats.

The features on opening night are lined up straight up from the heats, so that put Grimes on the pole with Malmlov beside him on row one. Burkhardsmier and Mark Trautner were in row two. Grimes grabbed the lead at the drop of the green but Burkhardsmier and Malmlov went by on lap 2. After Grimes passed him in turn 4 on lap 5, Malmlov got into Grimes in turn 2 bringing out a yellow and sending both cars to the pits. Grimes was able to return but Malmlov was not.

On the restart, it was Burkhardsmier, M. Trautner, John Corell, Jerry Lamb and Alex Engelstad. Two more cautions came on the next 2 laps sending rookie Eric Edwards and veteran Jerry Lamb to the rear of the field. Burkhardsmier continued to lead until lap 10 when M. Trautner got by on the high side and held the lead the rest of the way to the checkered.

Following Trautner across the finish line were Burkhardsmier, Corell, Jamie
Trautner, Bob Sagen, Randy Tarno, Engelstad, Jason Blue, Grimes and Mike Greseth.

The WISSOTA Street Stock heat winners were 2006 national WISSOTA Street Stock
Champion Dave Rohweder, Luke Nelson and Billie Christ. Rohweder lined up on the pole for the 20-lap feature with Nelson beside him and Christ and Barrett Berg in row 2. Nelson grabbed the lead on the start but the yellow flag flew before a lap could be completed. Levi Babcock went to the rear for spinning Rohweder and the race resumed with the rest of the cars in their original starting position.

Nelson again grabbed the lead followed by Rohweder, Christ and Rusty Kollman.
Kollman got by Rohweder on lap 3 before the yellow waved for Scott Bintz. Two more caution periods resulted from the restarts and then the race went green the rest of the way.

Nelson led on the lap 3 restart followed by Kollman, Rohweder, Christ and Spencer Johnson. The green flag laps continued and the leaders encountered lapped traffic on lap 10. Johnson got by Christ on lap 18 and at the finish, it was Nelson, Kollman, Rohweder, Johnson, Christ, Berg, Kelly Hagel, Jason Babcock, Jayson Corell and Chris Michaelsohn.

The WISSOTA Midwest Modified heat winners were Randy Klein, Tyler Larson, Brock
Gronwold and Travis Sauer. The feature got off to a rough start with a caution
called on the start. Lyn Lamb and Dave Peterson went to the pits on the hook, Derek Bernstein pitted and returned and Dennis Swanson had to restart at the rear of the field. Another caution on the restart resulted in Jim Morlock on the hook, Tyler Larson pitting and Eric Edwards restarting at the rear.

Klein led from the pole followed by Sauer, Gronwold, Ryan Mikkelson and Rusty
Kollman. Kollman got by Mikkelson on lap 4 and Bernstein passed Mikkelson on lap 6. The yellow flag flew for Jeremy Forester on lap 8 and on the restart, it was Klein, Sauer, Gronwold, Kollman, Bernstein and Mikkelson.

The running order stayed the same until lap 13 when a caution flag flew for
Mikkelson. On the restart, Gronwold went to the top of the track and lost a spot to Kollman before moving back to the low groove. The final caution of the race flew on lap 16 for rookie Josh Eberhardt. Sauer and Gronwold both went to the top on the subsequent restart and Bernstein got by Kollman. At the completion of lap 18, it was Klein, Bernstein, Gronwold, Sauer and Kollman.

Gronwold passed Bernstein on the final lap to finish second behind Klein. Bernstein finished third followed by Kollman, Sauer, Swanson, Edwards, Kevin Bliese, Ryan Lehr and Jerry Theis.

The Bombers ran 4 heats and 2 consolation races to set the 20 car field. Heat
winners were Dustin Erickson, Taylor Weight, Marty Nitschke and Mark Berg.
Consolation winners were Nate Jenrich and Tracy Voightman.

Berg grabbed the lead on the start of the 15 lap feature but the yellow flag waved before a lap could be completed. Ryan Kleinknecht and Taylor Weight were involved in an altercation and both retired to the pits. Berg took the lead again on the restart followed by Erickson, Nitschke, Justin Schempp and Paul Wanzek. The yellow flag came out again on lap 5 for Ryan Carr who had a flat tire after running over his own bumper.

On the restart, it was Berg, Nitschke, Erickson, Schempp and Wanzek. Berg survived 3 more caution periods before he took the checkered flag to capture the first feature of the 2007 season. Second place went to Wanzek followed by Erickson, Tyler Michel, Voightman, Chase Carlson, Leann Christensen, Tom Bjerke, Caley Babcock and Cory Rodin.

The Road Hog race was a wild one as 12 cars started and only 3 cars finished. The team of Ben Beach and Preston Carr led for 2 laps before they were passed by the team of John Slag and Chris Krapp. On lap 6, the father-son duo of Glenn and Grant Christenson took the lead only to be hit and rolled by the Slag/Krapp team on the next corner. The subsequent pileup left only 3 cars operational for the 4 laps remaining in the race. The finishing order was Evan Reimers / Tate Johnson, Kyle Presser / Charlie Nelson and Mike Bear / Kelly Gordon.

Next week’s race will be in honor of the National Guard. All National Guard members will be admitted free to the grandstand with a military ID card. All regular classes will be competing with racing to start at 7 PM.

Jennerstown to Operate In 2007

November 12th, 2006

“After a great deal of soul searching, track owners Dave and Jennifer Wheeler have made the decision to operate the half-mile paved NASCAR-sanctioned oval on a weekly basis next season,” said speedway General Manager Larry Mattingly.

(Dave) Wheeler had announced to competitors late in August that there was a very real possibility that the 77-yeart-old Somerset County speed plant may not operate during the upcoming season.

“The main issue is that time constraints involved with Dave’s other business (Somerset-based Wheeler Bros., Inc.) prevent him from having a great deal of involvement with the speedway anymore. Dave’s management-style is ‘hands-on’, and not being directly involved in the day-to-day operation was a hard decision for him to make.

“But, Dave’s heart and soul is tied to local motorsports and weekly racing. He has been a fan, driver, car owner, sponsor and a track owner. He has been involved at every level of the sport,” Mattingly said. “Ultimately, he couldn’t bear to just close the track down over night, leaving local competitors in the lurch.”

Wheeler fully realizes that external business pressures will eventually force him to leave the sport. “Jennerstown is officially for sale, and/or lease,” Mattingly added. “The one-year extension allows us time to develop an exit plan, and find another owner-operator to keep the tradition alive.”

In a related matter the speedway has also announced that the late model class will continue to be on the weekly race card next season.

“It was announced late in the 2006 season that the class would be dropped and merged into the super late model division in 2007,” Mattingly said. “After analyzing the situation we felt the fair thing for everyone involved was to keep the racing status quo for 2007.”

Other announced 2007 weekly classes include super late models, street stocks and hobby stocks. A decision has also been made to include the open-wheel modified class into the rotation on a monthly basis.

Details regarding other format changes, car specifications, and the 2007 schedule will be released at a later date.

“We’ve been in limbo for the past two months,” concluded Mattingly. “We hope to have all the details regarding the 2007 season released by the end of November.”

Will Thomas Crowned 2006 MAARA Champion

November 1st, 2006

The series was comprised of five extra-distance late model races staged at the alliance tracks, which included: Holland (NY) Speedway, Jennerstown Speedway, Lake Erie Speedway, Lancaster (NY) Raceway Park and Motordrome Speedway.

Thomas used three victories as a springboard to the championship. The Sharpsville-driver, who accumulated over $9,000 in winnings, was victorious at Jennerstown, Holland and Lancaster, while recording a fourth-place effort at Lake Erie. Thomas suffered an early race DNF in the Motordrome season opener.

“The MAARA series was a dream come true for our team,” said Thomas, who started his career in the Allison Legacy cars and progressed up to the late model ranks.. “We seem to do better in the longer races and this series was a perfect fit for our organization.”

The MAARA championship marked the first asphalt title for his Colonial Steel team, which is owned by patriarch Bill Thomas, who fielded dirt track sprint car and modified entries for drivers Lou Blaney and Ralph Quarterson over several decades.

Canadian champion Pete Vanderwyst finished second, 50-points down, to Thomas. Ohio’s Glenn Gault Jr, who captured the Lake Erie MAARA race, was third, trailed by NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Division 3 champion Mark Bliss and multi-time Motordrome champion Rick Miller. Rounding out the top-10 were: T.J. Johnson, Todd Hoddick, Cole Pearn, Cory Lischer, and Rich Skora.

West Virginia ace Richard Mitchell, a former NASCAR Northeast region champion, and former ARCA and BUSCH Series competitor, was the winner of the Motordrome century grind.

A total of 90-different drivers attempted to qualify for the five events.

Following the awards portion of the luncheon MAARA officials conducted an informational session with the competitors regarding the upcoming 2007 season. A 2007 schedule, car specifications, and event procedures will be released by mid-November.

Rohweder Cops WISSOTA Street Stock Special

September 5th, 2006

Thirty-eight WISSOTA Street Stocks from four states and Canada signed in to compete for the $1000 first place money. Heat races were won by Keith Tourville of Star Prairie, WI; Nick Thoreson of Ft. Ransom, ND; Steffen Snare of Hallock, MN and Spencer Johnson of Jamestown. Doug Songer from Huron, SD and Randy Klein of Valley City qualified for the feature by winning the B-mains.

Johnson and Thoreson redrew the front row for the 25 lap, $1000 to win, feature event with Tourville and Snare in row 2. Johnson grabbed the lead at the drop of the green followed by Tourville, Rusty Kollman, Luke Nelson and Dave Rohweder. Tourville took over the point on lap 3 and lead for 7 laps until Kollman nosed ahead on lap 11.

At the halfway point, it was Kollman, Tourville, Johnson, Rohweder, Snare, Derek Bernstein and Nelson. Rohweder got by Johnson for third on lap 18 and took over second from Tourville on lap 22. Keeping his momentum going, Rohweder eased past Kollman for the lead on lap 23 and held on for the win. Kollman finished second followed by Tourville, Johnson, Nelson, Snare, Songer, Dave Weigum, Randy Klein and Barrett Berg.

Heat winners in the WISSOTA Modifed class were Randy Tarno, Jamestown; Bill Mooney of Garson, Manitoba, Canada and Leo Burkhardsmier, Bismarck. Burkhardsmier redrew the pole for the 20-lap feature event with Duane Zabel of Selby, SD lining up beside him. Jay McDonald and Mooney drew row 2. Burkhardsmier led the first lap followed by Zabel, Lamb, Chad Williamson and McDonald. The yellow flag waved after just one completed lap for McDonald who made contact with another car and retired to the pits with a flat tire. Another caution was called on the restart for John Corell who went off turn one.

When green flag racing resumed, Williamson grabbed the lead from Burkhardsmier followed by Zabel in third and Lamb in fourth. Williamson lost several positions when he went off the track in turn 2 on lap 5 giving the lead to Zabel. The yellow flag waved for a spin by Corey Stangeland and on the restart, it was Zabel, Lamb, Mooney, Burkhardsmier and Tarno. Lamb grabbed the lead on lap 7 before another yellow was needed for Corey Seckerson who was competing in his first WISSOTA Modified race since purchasing Don Gumke’s car just last week.

Lamb held the lead on the lap 7 restart followed by Zabel, Mooney, Tarno, Williamson and Burkhardsmier. Tarno and Williamson got by Mooney on lap 8 and Tarno passed Zabel for second on lap 10. Seckerson retired to the pits after causing another caution on lap 16 and the race went green the rest of the way with Lamb crossing the line ahead of Tarno, Williamson, Chad Ohnstad and Zabel.

The WISSOTA Midwest Modified heat races were won by Brock Gronwold of Fergus Falls, MN; Dale Kraling of Fargo and Jerry Theis of New Rockford. Gronwold and Rusty Kollman drew the front row for the feature with Jason Grimes and Ryan Restad in row two. An incident on the start of the race saw the cars of Jason Strand and Dale Wagner go to the pits on the hook. John Clemens also went pitside. Gronwold grabbed the lead on the next start followed by Kollman, Grimes, Jeremy Schmidt and Restad. Grimes nosed out Kollman for second on lap 2 and edged Gronwold at the line for the lead on lap 5 before the yellow flag waved for an incident in turn 4. Bobby Eckerdt retired to the pits after his car suffered frontend damage and Eric Edwards had a mechanical problem that took him out of the race.

Grimes led the field back to the green followed by Gronwold, Kollman and Restad. The final yellow flag waved after lap 6 for Rich Pavlicek who spun in turn 3. The running order on the restart was Grimes, Kollman, Restad, Gronwold and Schmidt. Kollman nosed Grimes at the line to take over the lead followed by Gronwold and Restad. Gronwold began to drop back with a flat tire and went to the pits on lap 10.

Kollman and Grimes battled side by side the remainder of the race with Kollman holding a slight advantage at the finish line. Grimes finished second followed by Restad, Schmidt, Jim Morlock, Jerry Theis and Jeremy Forester.

Paul Wanzek and Chuck Himmerich redrew the front row for the Bomber feature with Joe Jacobson and Ryan Mikkelson starting in row 2. Himmerich grabbed the lead the first lap before the yelow flag waved for a broken axle on Trent Grager’s car. On the restart, Paul Wanzek was cited for causing another yellow. Ryan Mikkelson grabbed the lead when green flag racing resumed followed by Himmerich, Jacobson, Dustin Erickson and Matt Gumke.

Season point champion, Ryan Carr brought out the next yellow flag when a ball joint broke on his car and he went off turn 2. Mikkelson led on the restart and the rest of the way to the checkered claiming his second Jamestown Speedway feature win of the year. Himmerich came home in second followed by Jacobson, Erickson, Gumke and Jake Emo.

The Road Hogs were divided into 2 races with the duo of Dale Seckerson and Jayson Grimes winning the first race and Jeff Larson and Brian Beckley winning the second race.

The next race at Jamestown Speedway will be the 35th Annual Stock Car Stampede on Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23.

Season Championship Races Heat Up Jamestown

August 31st, 2006

Tarno won his heat and Sagen finished third giving Tarno a 2 point lead going into the WISSOTA Modified feature. Both drivers lined up in row 4 for the 20-lap feature to decide the season championship. Darrell Bauer took the lead at the drop of the green followed by Mark Trautner, Leo Burkhardsmier, Jerry Lamb and Jason Blue. Blue and Sagen moved up to third and fourth on lap 2 with Burkhardsmier sliding back to fifth. Burkhardsmier lost 2 more spots on lap 3 as Lamb and Duane Zabel got by.

Sagen took over third place on lap 10 as Tarno broke into the top five. Trautner was putting pressure on Bauer for the lead but caught the berm in turn three on lap 11 and spun off the track. The running order on the restart was Bauer, Sagen, Blue, Lamb, Tarno and John Corell. Corell came off the double file restart in third followed by Tarno, Blue and Zabel.

The race went green the rest of the way, with Bauer holding off Sagen for the feature win. Corell finished third followed by Tarno, Blue, Zabel, Lamb and Burkhardsmier. Sagen and Tarno ended the night the way it begun, tied for the season championship.

Royce Jawaski, Wissota Street Stock point champion at Red River Valley Speedway, took the lead at the start of the WISSOTA Street Stock feature followed by Brett McIlonie, Rusty Kollman, Barrett Berg and Luke Nelson. McIlonie was shuffled back to fifth on lap 2 before the yellow flag came out for a spin by Scott Bintz on lap 4. After 2 attempts to restart the race, the green flag finally stayed out with Jawaski maintaining his lead over Kollman, Nelson and Nick Thoreson.

Jason Babcock and Ben Hunt both retired to the pits after a collision on lap 8 and the yellow flag waved again after lap 10 for a spin by Dave Weigum. On the restart, it was Jawaski, Nelson, Kollman, Dave Rohweder and Thoreson. Kollman came off the restart with the lead followed by Jawaski, Nelson and Rohweder. Another restart after Dusty Peterson spun at lap 12 saw Rohweder edge Kollman for the lead. Jawaski maintained his high line while running in third and eventually regained second place from Kollman. Nelson and Kollman then battled for the third place spot with Kollman grabbing the postion for good on lap 19.

Rohweder held off Jawaski for the feature win with Kollman finishing third. Spencer Johnson got by Nelson on the last lap to finish fourth with Nelson settling for fifth.

Grimes carried a one-point lead into the WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature after besting Kollman in the heat race. Kollman lined up in the eighth position and Grimes in ninth for the start of the 20-lap race. Rich Pavlicek grabbed the lead on the drop of the green followed by Dennis Swanson, Jerry Theis, Dave Peterson and Jim Morlock. The yellow flag waved just one lap into the race for a spin by Joe Possehl. Steve Ost and Jeremy Schmidt joined Possehl at the rear of the field before another green flag lap was completed. When racing resumed, Pavlicek maintained his lead with Theis taking over second and Morlock in third.

The yellow flag waved for debris on the track after lap 4 and on the restart, it was Pavlicek, Thies, Morlock, Rusty Kollman and Jason Grimes. Kollman and Grimes moved together past Morlock and Theis to take over second and third, respectively. Grimes edged out Kollman for second place on lap 9 while Pavlicek remained in the lead. Grimes pressured Pavlicek for the lead but Pavlicek held him off. At the finish line, it was Pavlicek, Grimes, Kollman, Theis and Swanson. Grimes won the season championship by 2 points.

Ryan Carr only had to take the green flag in the Bomber feature to secure the season championship. Marty Nitschke took the early lead followed by Matt Gumke, Clay Houchin, Paul Kirkeide and Paul Wanzek. A spin by Gumke brought out the yellow flag at lap 9 and on the restart, it was Nitschke, Kirkeide, Mark Berg, Cory Jacobson and Justin Schempp. Jacobson moved to second on lap 10 before Kirkeide brought out the next yellow flag.

Jacobson took the lead from Nitschke on the restart followed by Berg and Ryan Mikkelson. Jacobson led the rest of the way to capture his fourth feature of the season. Mikkelson nosed out Nitschke at the line for second while Schempp and Berg rounded out the top five.

The Road Hog race was won by Chris Gusiaas and Kyle Braaten followed by Travis Aljets and Kyle Erdman.

Next weekend will be the WISSOTA Street Stock Doubleheader featuring 2 complete shows each paying $1000 to win. The WISSOTA Modifieds, WISSOTA Midwest Mods, Bombers and Road Hogs will also run 2 complete shows for an increased payoff. Racing starts at 7 PM on Saturday and 6 PM on Sunday.

Back to School Night at Jamestown

August 22nd, 2006

With only 1 yellow flag to slow the action, the 20 lap WISSOTA Modified feature was over in 8 minutes. Jerry Lamb took the lead on lap one from his fourth place starting position and held on through a lap 2 restart. Jason Blue was in second when the yellow flag came out for a spin by John Corell, but Dev Malmlov passed him on the restart.

Malmlov went to work on Lamb and finally made the pass on lap 8. Blue continued in third place followed by ninth place starter, Bob Sagen and the tenth place starter, Randy Tarno. As the race continued under green, the leaders encountered lapped traffic and by the time the checkered flag fell, Malmlov had lapped 6 cars with 3 of them running between him and Lamb who finished second. Blue crossed the finish line in third followed by Sagen and Tarno.

The WISSOTA Street Stock feature was a caution filled event but eventually came down to a battle of good friends. Brett McIllonie took the lead from the pole before the yellow waved for a spin by Dusty Peterson. On the restart, Rick Schulz and Ben Hunt got together in turn four bringing out the yellow flag again. Kelly Hagel passed McIllonie on the second restart followed Nick Thoreson, Luke Nelson and Chris Michaelsohn.

The next yellow came out on lap 8 for a spin by Levi Babcock. The running order on the restart was Hagel, eleventh place starter Rusty Kollman, Thoreson, Billie Christ and Nelson. Kollman completed his run to the front by passing his friend, Hagel, on lap 10 and surviving 3 more caution periods to claim his first Jamestown Speedway Wissota Street Stock feature of the season. Hagel finished second followed by Thoreson, 20th place starter Dave Rohweder and Spencer Johnson.

Chris Tuscherer won his first WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature of the season with a flag to flag run. The only caution period of the event came after lap 3 for a spin by John Clemens. Jeff DeBuck was in second on the restart followed by Jeremy Schmidt, Jerry Theis and Eric Edwards. Theis encountered mechanical trouble and pulled off the track on lap 7.

At the halfway point, the running order was Tuscherer, Schmidt, Rusty Kollman, Kenny Klaudt and Jason Grimes. Klaudt exited on lap 13 with mechanical problems moving Grimes to fourth and Edwards to fifth. The running order in the front pack did not change during the remaining laps as the leaders wove their way through lapped traffic. Tuscherer was followed across the finish line by Schmidt, Kollman, Grimes and Edwards.

Matt Gumke led the first lap of the Bomber feature but Ryan Mikkelson took over on lap 2. Gumke continued in second followed by Jake Emo, Cory Jacobson and Mark Berg. Jacobson passed Emo for third on lap 9.

As the 15-lap feature continued without any caution periods, Mikkelson ran away and hid in lapped traffic. At the finish line, there were 5 lapped cars between Mikkelson and second place Gumke. Jacobson finished third followed by Emo, Berg and Leann Christensen.

The Road Hog race was won by the team of Travis Aljets and Kyle Erdman.

Next week will be Season Championship night at Jamestown Speedway. The show will be run as a regular night using the 3-week point average invert for the feature lineups. Racing starts at 7 PM sharp.

Better Late than Never at Jamestown

August 14th, 2006

The WISSOTA Modified feature got off to a rough start with a yellow flag on the first start. Mark Trautner pitted for a flat tire and tagged the field for the restart. Jerry Lamb led the first lap but was also the cause of the next yellow flag. John Corell took over the lead on the restart followed by Randy Tarno, Chad Williamson, Chris Prussman and Bob Sagen.

Sagen passed Prussman for fourth on lap 3 and Williamson for third on lap 5. Williamson took back the third position on lap 8 and passed Tarno for second on lap 11. The yellow flag waved on lap 14 for Andy Gordon whose car had come to a stop in turn 4. Gordon was able to continue and restarted at the rear of the field.

Corell maintained the lead on lap 15 but Williamson took over on lap 16. Corell nosed ahead on lap 19 but Williamson came right back and edged Corell at the finish line. Sagen finished third followed by Tarno, M. Trautner, Leo Burkhardsmier, Prussman, Corey Stangeland, Jason blue and Lamb.

Eric Anderson of Bismarck led the first three laps of the WISSOTA Street Stock feature before Luke Nelson took over the point. Nelson survived a series of caution periods during the middle laps of the feature event and went on to win his first feature race of the season.

Dave Rohweder started the feature in the 18th position and gradually worked his way through the field. Halfway through the 20 lap feature, he had made up half of the positions he needed to get to the front. On the last lap, Rohweder got by Casey Stangeland to finish second. Stangeland held on for third followed by Spencer Johnson and Anderson.

The WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature had 4 different leaders before a winner was decided. Jeff DeBuck took the lead from the front row only to be passed by Jerry Theis on lap 2. The yellow flag came out for a spin by DeBuck on lap 8 and on the restart, it was Theis, Jason Grimes, Rusty Kollman, Chris Tuscherer and Bobby Eckerdt.

The yellow flag waved again on lap 13 for Don Hook who spun in turn 2. Grimes and Eckerdt came out of the restart in the first and second positions followed by Theis, Tuscherer and Kollman. The final caution came at lap 18 when Eric Edwards jumped a tire on another car and went off turn three. Grimes led the field back to the green flag but Eckerdt nosed ahead at the white flag and held Grimes off for the win. Theis finished third followed by Tuscherer and Kollman.

Shawn Becker took the early lead in the Bomber feature but Mark Berg got by on lap 4. A caution on lap 6 for point leader Ryan Carr reset the field with Berg leading the field back to green followed by Leann Christensen, Cory Jacobson, Becker and Clay Houchin. Jacobson took over second on lap 8 and passed Berg for the lead on lap 9 before the yellow waved for Justin Schempp. Jacobson survived the restart with the lead and went on to win his third feature of the season. Berg finished second followed by Christensen, Jake Emo and Ryan Mikkelson.

The Road Hogs came out 20 strong for their special night. Heat winners were Ben Beach and Preston Carr in heat one and Landon Becker and Jeff Widmer in heat two. The feature was lined up using a 4-car invert so that put John Slag and Chris Krapp on the pole alongside Rick Wilson and Marie Christ. Slag/Krapp took the lead at the drop of the green followed by Wilson/Christ and Travis Aljets/Kyle Erdman.

Slag/Krapp led the entire 15 lap distance crossing the finish line ahead of the duo of Kyle Bratten/Chris Gusiaas. Glenn and Cindy Christenson finished third followed by Ross and Dane Bollingberg. In post-race inspection, both the first and second place finishers were disqualified for illegal parts giving the win to Glenn and Cindy Christianson.

Next Saturday is Back-to-School night with all kids 12 and under admitted free. All regular classes will be competing.

Young Fans Take Ride-Along with Smiles

August 7th, 2006

The youth movement continued on the track as two young hot shoes in the WISSOTA Modified class claimed heat race wins. Alex Engelstad of Beltrami, MN and Mike Greseth of Harwood, ND were the heat winners.

Tim Thomas and Jason Blue claimed the front row of the WISSOTA Modified feature with Jamie Trautner and Greseth in row two. Thomas took the lead at the drop of the green while Greseth grabbed second followed by Blue and J. Trautner. The first caution of the race came on lap 3 as Randy Tarno went off the track in turn 3. Thomas continued in the lead on the restart but 2 laps later, Greseth passed Thomas for the lead. Jerry Lamb got by Thomas for second on lap 6 before the yellow flag waved for Cory Stangeland.

An incident in turn 2 on the restart involving the second and third place cars brought out another yellow flag. Englestad’s car was damaged as he tried to escape the melee but ran over a tire on Lamb’s car. Jamie Trautner told the officials that he felt he started the incident and would go to the rear.

Greseth led the field to the flag for the restart followed by Lamb who went to the pits for a tire change during the next caution period leaving John Corell in second place. Corell dogged Greseth trying to pass him low but Greseth held his car on the bottom and didn’t give Corell an opening. With 4 laps to go, Tarno decided to go to the top while the rest of the field hugged the bottom of the track. Tarno passed Mark Trautner with 3 to go and Bob Sagen and Jason Blue with 1 to go. Greseth held off Corell for his second feature win of the season at Jamestown Speedway. Tarno finished third followed by Sagen, Blue, M. Trautner, Jason Smith and Tim Thomas.

A yellow on the start of the WISSOTA Street Stock feature was the only caution period in the 20 lap event. Nick Thoreson took the lead on the restart followed by seventh place starter Dave Rohweder. Rohweder was called for jumping the restart and was destined to be penalized 2 spots for the infraction. Track policy is that the penalty be assessed on the next restart or the finish of the race, whichever comes first. Rohweder passed Thoreson on lap 5 and crossed the line ahead of Thoreson but with the penalty imposed, Thoreson was awarded the win and Rohweder was scored in third. Rusty Kollman finished second, Spencer Johnson fourth and Billie Christ fifth.

Jason Grimes went to the high side to take the lead on the first lap of the WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature followed closely by Eric Edwards and Troy Nelson. Nelson nosed ahead of Edwards on lap 4 but Edwards moved back into second on lap 6. Jim Morlock got by both Nelson and Edwards to take over the runner-up spot on lap 8.

Grimes continued to lead running the high groove while Morlock closed on the bottom. Morlock edged ahead of Grimes on lap 14 and held him off the rest of the way to win his second career feature at Jamestown Speedway. Grimes finished second followed by Nelson, Edwards, Jeremy Forester, Jeff DeBuck, Rusty Kollman and Ross Romdalvik.

Mark Berg went flag to flag in the Bomber feature to claim his third feature win of the season. Paul Kirkeide started on the front row with Berg and challenged him all the way to the checkered. Eighth place starter Leann Christensen finished third followed by point leader Ryan Carr and Cory Jacobson who started the feature in the sixteenth position.

The Road Hog race went caution free the entire distance with the number 5 car of Preston Carr and Ben Beach crossing the finish line first. Their car was found to have an illegal carburetor during post-race inspection, so the win was awarded to the team of Chris Gussiaas and Kyle Braaten.

The Road Hog Rumble will highlight next Saturday’s races at Jamestown Speedway. All regular classes will be running with racing starting at 7 PM.

Burkhardsmier Rethinks the Heat, Wins First Mod Feature

July 24th, 2006

Remembering how uncomfortable he was in the pits last week when the temperature was over 100 degrees, he wasn’t sure he wanted to go through another evening like that. Burkhardsmier made the decision to continue on to the race and was very happy he did. After winning his heat, he lined up on the front row for the WISSOTA Modified feature and led every lap on his way to his first victory of the season.

Mark Trautner broke a tie rod coming out of turn 4 on lap 8 and slowed causing the cars behind him to swerve around him. Dwight Wegner had no where to go and ran into the back of Trautner’s car. Trautner was out for the rest of the race but Wegner was able to continue.

One lap later, another accident in turn three brought out the red flag while the track was cleared. Blake Jegtvig cut down from the top of turn three to the bottom in front of John Corell who hit him. Steven Pfeiffer then piled into Corell. Jegtvig went to the pits under the yellow/black rule and Pfeiffer’s car went off on the hook. Corell was able to change a tire and return to the race.

The Mod feature went green the rest of the way with Burkhardsmier crossing the finish line ahead of Bob Sagen, Jerry Lamb, Randy Tarno and Jamie Trautner.

Billie Christ went flag to flag in capturing the WISSOTA Street Stock feature race, his first of the season. Only 2 cautions interrupted the action in the 20 lap feature. Randy Kollman, driving his dad’s street stock, caused the yellow flag to come out on lap 13 and Corey Wegner spun on lap 14.

Following Christ under the checkered flag were Barrett Berg, Nick Thoreson, Randy Klein and Spencer Johnson.

Troy Nelson led the first lap of the WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature but Rich Pavlicek took over on lap 2 before a caution came out for a spin by Dave Peterson. Trailing Pavilcek on the restart were Rusty Kollman, Jason Grimes, Nelson and Jeremy Schmidt.

Kevin Bliese spun on lap 16 and again on the restart ending his night under WISSOTA’s 2 yellow rule. Pavlicek got sideways in turn 2 on lap 18 causing Kollman to check up for him. Grimes got into the back of Kollman who then spun out. Pavlicek was called for causing the caution and went to the rear of the field for the restart. Kollman led the field to the line for the green, white, checkered finish and held on for the win. Grimes finished second followed by Schmidt, Brent Schlafmann and Jim Morlock.

Thirty-one cars were on hand for the Bomber Special. Heat winners were Marty Nitschke, Caley Babcock, Clay Houchin and Jordan Zillmer. The consi’s were won by Paul Kirkeide and Dave Crane.

Trent Grager and Houchin started the 20 lap feature from the front row with Houchin grabbing the lead at the drop of the green. The yellow flag waved for John Sommerfield on lap 3 and on the restart, Ryan Mikkelson slipped by Houchin for the lead.

Point leader Ryan Carr started the feature in the twelfth position but was up to third by the halfway point. Carr got by leader Mikkelson coming out of turn four for the white flag. Mikkelson then spun in turn 2 as he tried to recapture the lead. The race ended under yellow and the finish reverted back to the white flag lap. Carr was declared the winner with Justin Schempp finishing second. Leann Christensen finished third followed by Paul Wanzek and Dave Crane.

The Road Hog race was won by the team of Seth Schulz and Chase Biel of Carrington. Chris Gusiaas and Brian Stangeland finished second followed by Chris Scouten and Shawn Leavey.

There are no races scheduled at Jamestown Speedway next Saturday, July 29th. The next race will be Saturday, August 5th when the kids in the grandstand get to ride in the race cars. WISSOTA Modifieds, WISSOTA Street Stocks, WISSOTA Midwest Mods, Bombers and Road Hogs will all be competing.

Heat Can’t Stop Wilhelm Stock Car Classic

July 17th, 2006

The WISSOTA Modified feature race went 20 laps without a stop. Bob Sagen took over the lead from Dwight Wegner on lap 2 and held it to the end claiming his first feature victory of the season. Jerry Lamb finished second followed by Randy Tarno, Mark Trautner and Jason Blue.

Billie Christ took the lead from the pole in the WISSOTA Street Stock feature but was overtaken by Dave Rohweder on lap 10. Rohweder held the lead to the checkered flag to take the feature trophy . Nic Thoreson finished second followed by Randy Klein, Kelly Hagel and Spencer Johnson.

Troy Nelson was the early leader in the WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature but Jim Morlock made the winning pass on lap 13 and went on to claim his first career feature win. Rusty Kollman raced from eighth to second and Rich Pavlicek came from twelfth to finish third. Nelson and Jerry Theis rounded out the top 5.

Caley Babcock led the Bomber feature from the front row before Ryan Mikkelson took over on lap 3. A yellow flag for Jake Emo on lap 12 was the only caution period of the race and on the restart, Cory Jacobson got by Babcock for second place. One lap later, Jacobson passed Mikkelson for the lead and went on to win his second feature in a row. Mikkelson finished second followed by Leann Christensen, Ryan Carr and Babcock.

Dane Bollingberg and Ross Bollingberg were the winners in the Road Hog race. Kyle Braaten and Chris Gusiass finished second followed by Preston Carr and Jamie Rindy.

Jamestown Speedway will host a Bomber special next weekend with the WISSOTA Modifieds, WISSOTA Street Stocks, WISSOTA Midwest Mods and the Road Hogs also running. Race time is 7 PM.

Johnson Noses Out Rohweder For WISSOTA Street Stock Win

July 11th, 2006

Levi Babcock and Chris Michaelsohn started the 20 lap feature on the front row with Michaelsohn grabbing the early lead. Randy Klein spun on lap 5 bringing out the yellow flag. On the restart, it was Michaelsohn, Royce Jawaski, Barrett Berg, Hagel and Johnson.

Jawaski got by Michaelsohn on the restart to take over the lead while Johnson moved into fourth. Johnson passed Hagel for third one lap later and got by Michaelsohn for second on lap 8. Johnson took the lead from Jawaski on lap 10.

Meanwhile, Dave Rohweder was weaving his way through traffic as he fought his way forward from the rear of the field. When Johnson passed Jawaski for the lead, Rohweder was already up to third. Rohweder got by Jawaski to take over second place on lap 13 and set out after Johnson and the lead. Both Johnson and Rohweder were running the very top groove which meant Rohweder had to go under Johnson to have a chance at the lead. As the white flag waved, Rohweder went to the middle down the front straight and nosed out Johnson at the line. Johnson kept up his momentum on the top side, retook the lead and held off Rohweder coming to the checkered flag to capture his third feature in a row at Jamestown Speedway. Rohweder finished second followed by Jawaski, Hagel and Michaelsohn.

Alex Engelstad and Corey Stangeland started the WISSOTA Modified feature on the front row but it was John Corell who grabbed the lead at the start of the 20 lap feature. Engelstad fell in behind Corell while Jerry Lamb ran third followed by Jason Blue and Bob Sagen. Leo Burkhardsmier moved into the top five on lap 2 and into third on lap 3.

Corell and Englestad were both running the bottom groove but Engelstad was able to go down along the wall and get under Corell in turn four on lap 10. Englestad won the drag race down the front straight and took over the lead. The race continued under green and Englestad held on for his first ever feature win at Jamestown Speedway. Corell finished second followed by Burkhardsmier, Mark Trautner and Jerry Lamb.

The WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature started with Keith Hermanson and Jerry Theis on the front row but it was Jim Morlock who grabbed the lead at the drop of the green. The yellow came out on lap 3 for s spin by Dave Petereson. On the restart, Jeremy Schmidt took the lead from Morlock but Morlock recaptured the spot one lap later. Schmidt spun on lap 6 while running second leaving tenth place starter Jason Grimes in the runner-up spot. Grimes took over the lead on lap seven and Rusty Kollman got by Morlock for second on lap eight.

The yellow flag flew several times over the next 5 laps and on the final restart at lap 13, Kollman was able to get under Grimes and take the lead. The race went green the rest of the way and Kollman took the checkered flag ahead of Grimes, Morlock, Schmidt and Steve Ost.

Blame it on the nearly full moon or on drivers being too aggressive but the Bomber feature was an endurance test with one yellow flag after another. Caley Babcock led the first lap, Ryan Carr lead the next 3 and Corey Jacobson led the rest of the way capturing his first feature win of the season. Jacobson was followed across the finish line by Dustin Erickson, Paul Kirkeide, Casey Jensen and Tyler Michel.

The Road Hog race was won by the team of Travis Aljets and Kyle Erdman.

The next race at Jamestown Speedway will be the Don Wilhelm Classic on Saturday, July 15 during the Stutsman County Fair. The race will start one hour earlier then normal with the first green flag dropping at 6 PM.

Jamestown 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

July 5th, 2006

The WISSOTA Modified field of 13 cars took the track with Tim Thomas and Jamie Trautner starting on the front row. Thomas grabbed the lead at the drop of the green followed by Jamie Trautner, Mark Trautner, Cory Stangeland and Bob Sagen. Thomas had a problem on lap 6 and dropped back to fourth as Mark Trautner took over the lead.

The father-son duo of Mark and Jamie Trautner appeared to be on their way to a 1-2 finish until tenth starting Randy Tarno caught the leaders. Tarno got by Thomas for third on lap 8 and worked his line challenging Jamie Trautner repeatedly for second. Tarno finally made the pass with 3 laps to go and challenged Mark Trautner the rest of the way. Mark Trautner held him off for the win and Tarno had to settle for second. Jamie Trautner took third followed by Steven Pfeiffer and Jason Blue.

The ever competitive WISSOTA Street Stock class started 21 cars in their feature with Nick Thoreson and Ashley Donald on the front row. The yellow flag flew on lap 2 for debris on the track. Two drivers who were making their first appearances at Jamestown Speedway this season caused the next 2 caution periods. Levi Babcock was able to continue after his yellow flag incident but Shawn Wageman parked his damaged car in the infield and was done for the night.

Nick Thoreson was the early leader followed closely by Dave Rohweder. Spencer Johnson started twelveth but was right behind Rohweder by the half-way point. A caution came out for Billie Christ on lap 13 and on the restart, Thoreson’s car slowed and appeared to be off the pace in the first corner. Rohweder collided with Thoreson and was finished for the night. With Thoreson restarting in the rear, Johnson inherited the lead.

Casey Stangeland challenged Johnson for the lead the rest of the way with Luke Nelson making it a 3-way battle. Johnson held on for his second feature win in a row and Nelson nipped Stangeland at the line for second. Chris Michaelsohn finished fourth followed by Rusty Kollman.

Twenty-three WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds were on hand Tuesday night for the 4th of July special. John Clemens and Jim Morlock started the 20 lap feature on the front row followed by Jeremy Schmidt and Chris Tuscherer. Schmidt grabbed the lead on the start followed by Morlock, Tuscherer, John Corell, Jr., and Jeremy Forester. Rich Pavlicek spun on lap 4 bringing out the yellow flag and on the restart, Tuscherer got by Morlock for second.

Another caution period was flagged on lap 9 when Jason Grimes went off turn one. Schmidt restarted in the lead followed by Tuscherer, Morlock, Rusty Kollman and Corell, Jr. Two more caution periods were called before another lap was completed with Schmidt holding the lead throughout. Kollman got by Morlock for third on lap 10 and passed Tuscherer for second on lap 12.

The race continued under green the rest of the way with Schmidt holding off Kollman for his first career WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature win. Kollman finished second followed by Tuscherer, Eric Edwards, Morlock, Grimes, Jeff DeBuck, Pavlicek and Travis Sauer.

The Bomber class had the largest car count on Tuesday night with a field of 35 racers. Shawn Becker and Dave Crane started on the front row of the feature event but it was Chad Hausauer who grabbed the lead from his third row starting position. After 2 yellow flags on the first lap, the race went green the rest of the way with Hausauer picking up the feature win. Point leader Ryan Carr finished second followed by Crane, Jordon Zillmer and Paul Wanzek.

A season record 18 Road Hogs were split into 2 feature events. John Flaig and Chris Krapp won the first race and Glenn and Cindy Christenson won the second one.

Upcoming events at Jamestown Speedway include a WISSOTA Street Stock special on Saturday, July 8th at 7 PM and the Stutsman County Fair races on July 15th starting at 6 PM. All regular classes will be participating both nights.

Olson Wins WISSOTA/NLRA Late Model Special

July 3rd, 2006

Thirty-one late models were on hand with heat race wins going to John Corell, Curt Gelling, Mitch Johnson and Troy Olson. The B-main was won by Greg Meyer.

The 25-lap feature had Troy Olson and Matt Aukland on the front row followed by Mitch Johnson and Russ John. On the drop of the green, Johnson shot to the bottom and roared ahead into turn one. Johnson encountered a problem in turn one and his car spun collecting several other front runners including Kent Arment, Curt Gelling, Mike Balcaen, Russ John and Harold Schill. All cars were able to continue except Arment.

On the restart, Olson took the lead followed by Aukland, Gelling, H. Schill and Paul Mueller. The yellow flag flew after 4 laps for Steve Anderson who retired to the pits. Olson led the field to the restart with Aukland and Gelling in tow. Several cars had mechanical problems and pulled off the track on laps 8 and 9 including Ryan Corbett, Paul Mueller and Mitch Johnson.

The yellow flag came out after lap 11 for Mike Balcaen who retired to the pits. Olson maintained the lead on the restart and survived 2 more caution periods to claim the win and extend his point lead on the NLRA tour. Aukland, fresh off his first career feature win the night before at RRVS, held off Gelling for third. H. Schill and Russ John rounded out the top five.

Corey Wegner and Wayne Smith started on the front row of the WISSOTA Street Stock feature but it was Kelly Hagel who led the first lap followed by Rusty Kollman, Smith and Wegner. Wegner got by Smith on lap 2 bringing Brett McIllonie and Luke Nelson with him.

Wegner got turned around between turns 1 and 2 on lap four collecting several cars and bringing out the red flag. Cars involved were Rory Opp, Greg Huus, McIllonie, Nelson and Smith. Opp was the only one not able to continue.

On the restart, it was Hagel, Kollman, McIllonie, Nelson and Spencer Johnson. Nelson and Johnson passed McIllonie and on lap 6, Johnson got by Nelson and Kollman to take over the second spot. Johnson passed Hagel one lap later for the lead and held it to the checkered to claim his first Jamestown Speedway feature win of the season. Kollman finished second followed by Hagel, Casey Stangeland and Chris Michaelsohn.

Clay Houchin and Justin Schempp started the Bomber feature on the front row. Schempp quickly took the lead followed by Cory Jacobson, Paul Kirkeide Chuck Himmerich and Houchin. The yellow flag flew after just 2 completed laps for an incident on the back stretch that sent Chad Hausauer to the pits on the wrecker and Mark Berg to the rear of the field.

Jacobson led the field to the green on the restart put was overtaken by Schempp on lap 4. Jacobson exited with mechanical problems on lap 5. The yellow flag came out again on lap 6 for Himmerich. Schempp held the lead on the restart followed by Kirkeide, Jordon Zillmer, Brad Hanson and Ryan Carr.

Zillmer and Carr got by Schempp on lap 7 to take over the first two spots followed by Schempp and Ryan Mikkelson. Mikkelson passed Schempp for third on lap 10 and Carr took over the lead from Zillmer on lap 12. Mikkelson got by Zillmer for second on the final lap.

Carr held on for the win, his second in a row and fourth of the season, followed by Mikkelson, Zillmer, Schempp and Hanson.

The Road Hog race was won by the team of Ross and Dane Bollingberg.

The Fireworks Spectacular on the 4th of July will be the next race at Jamestown Speedway. A full program of WISSTOA Modifieds, WISSOTA Midwest Mods, WISSOTA Street Stocks, Bombers and Road Hogs will be followed by the city’s gigantic fireworks display. Racing starts at 7 PM.

Greseth Shows the Way in WISSOTA Modifieds

June 5th, 2006

Greseth started on the front row of the feature next to Jamie Trautner and fell back to third on the start. He came back to second place on lap 2 followed by Steve Pfeiffer, Bob Sagen and Leo Burkhardsmier. The only caution of the race came after 7 laps and was charged to Randy Klein.

On the restart, it was Trautner, Greseth, Burkhardsmier, Sagen and Pfeiffer. Sagen got by Burkhardsmier for third as Jerry Lamb and John Corell passed Pfeiffer. Lamb and Corell passed Burkhardsmier on lap 9 knocking him out of the top 5. Lamb gained one more position as he passed Sagen for third on lap 10 and Burkhardsmier got back around Corell.

It was lap 11 when Greseth passed Trautner for the lead. On lap 12, Randy Tarno moved into the top five as he passed Burkhardsmier and 2 laps later he passed Sagen for fourth.

At the white flag, it was Greseth, Trautner, Tarno, Lamb and Sagen. Jaime Trautner’s excellent run was foiled when something broke on his car and he faded back to 6th. Lamb turned up the wick on the last lap and passed Tarno to take over second place. At the checkered flag, it was Greseth, Lamb, Tarno, Sagen and Burkhardsmier.

The start of the 20 lap WISSOTA Street Stock feature was called back due to a spin by Cory Wegner. Then with 2 laps in and last week’s winner, Royce Jawaski, in the lead, the yellow waved again when pole sitter, Casey Stangeland, broke a tie-rod end and got into the back straight wall.

On the restart, it was Jawaski, Rory Opp, Luke Nelson, Rusty Kollman and Nic Klein. Opp grabbed the lead when the green flag dropped again and Kollman followed him past Jawaski. Dave Rohweder was up to fourth from his twelfth place start.

Opp’s turn at the helm was short lived as Kollman took over the lead on lap 5 followed by Jawaski. Rohweder suffered a flat tire and pulled off the track on lap 12. Kollman was able to hold off Jawaski over the next 15 laps to take the win. Nelson, Opp, Greg Huus, Spencer Johnson, Barrett Berg, Billie Christ, Chris Michaelsohn and Nick Thoreson rounded out the top 10.

Eric Edwards grabbed the lead from the pole in the WISSOTA MW Modified feature with Steve Ost, Dave Peterson, Jeff DeBuck and Rich Pavlicek following. Jason Grimes and Travis Saurer started in row 6 but were moving up fast.

The yellow flag waved on lap 7 and Chris Tuscherer went to the rear of the field. On the restart, Ost’s car broke in turn 2. After one more lap was completed, Chris Mack spun and brought out the yellow flag. On the restart, Grimes took the lead from Edwards who then faded back to 6th.

One more lap, one more yellow. This time for a pileup between turns 3 and 4. Pavlicek got sideways and then saved it but several cars piled up behind him. Edwards’ and DeBuck’s cars were damaged too much to continue while Sauer and Kollman were able to pit and return.

On the restart, Nelson’s car pushed to the top of the track taking Sauer off the #2 corner. Both were able to continue. The race went green the rest of the way with Grimes crossing the line ahead of Ron Sauer, Jeremy Forester, Travis Sauer and Rusty Kollman. It was Grimes’ first win in the WISSOTA MW Mods at Jamestown Speedway but his second of the weekend as he also won at RRVS the previous night.

The Bomber feature saw the lead change several times in the early laps. Pole sitter Ryan Kleinknect led lap 1, Jake Emo led lap 2 and Paul Wanzek led laps 3,4 and 5. That’s how long it took point leader Ryan Carr to get to the front from his twelfth place starting position. Carr took over the lead on lap 6 and held off Wanzek and Ryan Mikkelson for the win. Mikkelson crossed the line in second followed by Bear, Mark Berg and Emo.

The Road Hog feature started 15 cars and finished nine. The car that crossed the line first was penalized for rough driving, so the win went to the duo of Matt Gumke and Duane Wiest. Mike Bear and Brandon Guthmiller finished second.

Next week will be the only Super Saturday Value Night of the season. All regular classes will be running as well as the NOSA Sprints. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the gate. Race time is 7 PM.

Action is Hot and Heavy at Jamestown

May 29th, 2006

Dev Malmlov and John Corell started on the front row of the WISSOTA Modified feature and battled for the lead the entire 20 lap distance. Corell took the lead on the first lap with Malmlov challenging. Steve Pfeiffer joined the fray for several laps before giving way to Cory Stangeland and Randy Tarno.

Corell held off Malmlov to claim the feature win with Stangeland, Tarno and Pfeiffer rounding out the top 5.

Royce Jawaski, fresh off a feature win at Red River Valley Speedway on Friday night, took the lead from the pole in the WISSOTA Street Stock feature. Dave Rohweder started twelfth by virtue of his high point average but was in second and challenging Jawaski by lap 6. As they battled for the lead, Spencer Johnson worked his way through the pack from his eleventh starting position to take over third place.

Rohweder was beside Jawaski at the line several times but could not make the pass. Jawaski held on for the win followed by Rohweder, Johnson, Rick Schulz and Ryan Pommerer.

The WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature got off to a rough start with a yellow flag thrown after just one completed lap when Dave Peterson went off turn 2. Jeff DeBuck spun on the restart bringing out another yellow flag. After just one more lap, the yellow flag waved for Jerry Kollman and a crash on the restart brought out the next and final yellow flag. The crash in turns 3 and 4 eliminated drivers Jeremy Forester, Clinton Dunwoody, Chris Mack and Jerry Kollman.

Troy Nelson led the field to the final restart but gave way to Eric Edwards on lap 6. Just 2 laps later, twelfth starting Travis Sauer took over the lead. Jason Grimes was up to fourth from his eleventh place start and continued his march to the front by passing Nelson on lap 11 and Edwards on lap 16. The race continued under green the final 4 laps and Grimes was unable to mount a challenge for the lead. Sauer crossed the finish line ahead of Grimes followed by Rich Pavlicek, Edwards and Rusty Kollman.

Mark Berg went flag to flag in winning the 15 lap Bomber feature. Berg started on the front row with pole sitter Justin Schempp and took the lead on the first lap. Paul Kirkeide passed Schempp on lap 2 and set out after Berg. Kirkeide was called for causing a caution period on lap 7 and restarted at the rear of the field giving second place back to Schempp. Schempp, however was charged with causing the next and final caution period leaving Bob Banish in second place.

Banish tried to mount a challenge on Berg for the lead but he had his hands full with Ryan Carr and Ryan Mikkelson who were also trying to get to the front. Berg held off all challengers for the win followed by Banish, Carr, Mikkelson and Cory Jacobson.

Glenn and Cindy Christianson went from third to first on the last lap of the Road Hog race to claim their third victory of the season.

Next week is “Say No to Drugs Night” at Jamestown Speedway. A coloring contest will be held with 3 winners each receiving a bike and a trophy. The WISSOTA Modifieds, WISSOTA Street Stocks, WISSOTA Midwest Mods, the Bombers and the Road Hogs will all be in action.

Lamb Red Hot After Cooling Off Last Week

May 22nd, 2006

Lamb won his heat and lined up in tenth position for the start of the feature while John Corell and Steven Pfeiffer started on the front row. Corell led the first 8 laps before Pfeiffer nosed ahead on lap 9. Mark Trautner’s car suffered mechanical problems bringing out the yellow flag after 10 completed laps. Pfeiffer led the field to the green flag restart followed by Corell , Bobby Sagen, Chad Ohnstad and Lamb. Lamb moved into third on lap 11 and into second on lap 12 before a caution came out for a crash in turn 3. Ohnstad was charged with the caution and retired to the pits with a damaged front end.

Lamb took over the lead on the restart followed by Pfeiffer, Corell, Sagen and Cory Stangland. Sam Rankin got by Sagen on lap 18 and on the final circuit, Sagen’s car lit up like a rolling ball of fire as his engine let go. The fire extinguished itself and Sagen coasted over the finish line. Lamb was followed to the checkered flag by Pfeiffer, Corell, Rankin and Stangeland.

The WISSOTA Street Stock feature got off to a rough start with the yellow flag waving after just one completed lap. It took four tries before another lap was completed and the race could get into a rhythm. Rory Opp took over from first lap leader, Wayne Smith, and led the rest of the way to claim his first feature win of the season. Spencer Johnson came from the eleventh starting position to nip Barrett Berg for second at the line. Billie Christ and Rusty Kollman rounded out the top five.

The WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds put on a 20-lap show that had the cold fans on their feet. The yellow flag came out after just one completed lap and Jason Grimes restarted at the rear of the field. Troy Nelson led the field to the green but Jeremy Schmidt took over on lap 2. Travis Sauer started the feature in the twelfth position but was in the lead by lap 4.

The yellow flag flew again on lap 7 for a spin by Jeremy Forester. On the restart, it was Sauer, Kenny Klaudt, Schmidt, Nelson and Grimes. Grimes moved to third on lap 8 and to second on lap 11. A yellow for John Clemens on lap 12 gave Grimes the help he needed to close the gap on Sauer.

As the green flag waved for the lap 12 restart, Rusty Kollman moved by Schmidt for third while Sauer fought off Grimes for the lead. What appeared to be an excellent 2-car battle for the lead became a 3- way thriller as Kollman started closing in on the leaders. Kollman, running the low groove, nosed ahead of Grimes for second on lap 14 and took the lead from Sauer on lap 16. Kollman held on for the win as Grimes got by Sauer for second on the final lap. Rich Pavlicek finished fourth followed by Schmidt.

Justin Schempp was the early leader in the 15 lap Bomber feature but after a series of yellow flags midway through the race, it was Mark Berg who emerged with the lead. Ryan Carr started the race in the fourteenth position but was up to third by lap 8 and twelfth starting Cory Jacobson was in fourth.

Carr and Jacobson both got by Schempp on lap 11 and set out after Berg. Berg was able to hold on for the win followed by Carr, Jacobson, Schempp and Ryan Mikkelson.

The Road Hog race was a bit wilder then usual as one car rolled onto it’s top and another flipped several times. The duo of Landon Becker and Shane Roemmich slid off turn three and rolled onto their roof after just 2 laps of racing. On the restart, the car of Travis Albrecht and Tate Johnson broke an axle going into turn 1 and barrel rolled several times landing on it’s wheels. All of the drivers climbed out of their cars unscathed.

Glenn and Cindy Christianson were the eventual winners of the race followed by Travis Aljets and Kyle Erdman.

Next week at Jamestown Speedway, all area 2006 High School graduates will be admitted free to the Speedway. The WISSOTA Modifieds, WISSOTA Street Stocks, WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, Bombers and Road Hogs will all be in action.

Racers Warm Chilly Jamestown Crowd

May 15th, 2006

Chad Ohnstad’s bad luck at last week’s opener paid off this week as his low point average put him on the pole for the WISSOTA Modified feature. Ohnstad opened up a big lead during the first 8 laps before a yellow for the stalled machine of Dev Malmlov closed up the field. Mike Greseth got by Steve Pfeiffer on the restart and made a run at Ohnstad before another yellow came out for a spin by Brandon Carlson.

A pile up between turns one and two on the restart involved several cars and virtually blocked the track. Pfeiffer and Delwain Lehr were eliminated by the wreck while Randy Tarno and Carlson changed tires and rejoined the field. Mark Trautner was charged with causing the caution and restarted at the back of the field.

Ohnstad saw his biggest challenge of the race on the restart when Bob Sagen, Alex Engelstad and Blake Jegtvig made it four wide at the flag stand. Ohnstad maintained a slight advantage and held on for the win while Jegtvig got by Englestad for second. Engelstad finished third followed by Sagen and Tarno.

The WISSOTA Street Stocks lived up to their reputation with a hotly contested 20 lap feature race. Corey Wegner and Rob Jewett started on the front row and Jewett took the lead at the drop of the green. A caution was called after 5 laps when Casey Stangeland spun in turn 3. An incident on the restart brought out another caution and Luke Nelson went to the rear.

Jewett continued in the lead for 2 more laps before Rusty Kollman nosed ahead at lap 8. Spencer Johnson got by Jewett on lap nine for second and Dave Rohweder took over third on lap 10. Rohweder nosed out Johnson for second on lap 13 and took over the lead from Kollman one lap later. Rohweder held off Kollman the rest of the way to the checkered while Jewett got by Johnson for third. Johnson finished fourth followed by Wegner and Brent McIllonie.

Every WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature during the 2005 regular season, except one, was won by Travis Saurer. Sauer also won the feature last Saturday during the 2006 opener, but not this week!

Brett Schlaffman and Chris Tuchsherer were on the front row for the start of the 20 lap feature while Sauer started 11th. Schlaffman led lap one, Tuchsherer led lap 2, Schlaffman led laps 3 and 4 and Tuchsherer led lap 5. The yellow flag waved for an incident on the back stretch caused when Tuchsherer went off the track and then came back on. Schlaffman had dropped to fourth, so that left Bobby Eckerdt to inherit the lead with Sauer up to second. Sauer took the lead from Eckerdt on the restart while Brock Gronwold joined the battle.

Gronwold nosed ahead of Eckerdt for second on lap 7 and started working on Sauer. The three front runners came by the flagstand 3-wide on lap 10 with Gronwold’s bumper crossing the line just inches ahead of Sauer’s. The yellow flag flew for Karl Tollefson after 10 completed laps and on the restart, it was Gronwold, Sauer, Eckerdt, Tony Johnson and Chris Mack.

Tony Johnson dropped out of the race on lap 12 leaving fourth place to Jason Grimes. Grimes got by Eckerdt on lap 15 to take over third place and got around Sauer on the high side on lap 17 for second. At the checkered, it was Gronwold, Grimes, Sauer, Eckerdt and Jeremy Forester.

Nick Cichos was the early leader in the Bomber feature but pulled off the track on lap 5 leaving Ryan Carr in the lead. Carr survived several caution periods and one red flag to claim his first ever feature win. The red flag was for last week’s winner, Marty Nitschke, who rolled his car off turn 2 near the end of the race. Carr was followed across the finish line by Ryan Mikkelson, Cory Jacobson, Casey Jensen and Nate Jenrich.

The Road Hog race was won by Steve Comer and Garrett Hillius with Glenn and Cindy Chritianson finishing second.

Next week, the fans are invited to come early and “Meet the Mod Drivers” on the front straight before the races start at 7 PM.

Pfaff Tops WISSOTA Mod Field at Jamestown

May 8th, 2006

Greg Pfaff of Fingal made his move for the lead at the right time and won the first WISSOTA Modified feature of the season. Jerry Lamb started the 20 lap feature race on the pole with Mark Trautner alongside. Blake Jegtvig and Randy Klein started in row 2 followed by Pfaff and Chad Ohnstad.

Lamb grabbed the early lead followed by Jegtvig, Trautner, Pfaff and Ohnstad. At the first yellow flag on lap 8 for a spin by Jeff Odden, Lamb led followed by Jegtvig, Pfaff, Randy Klein and Ohnstad. Trautner had faded back to 7th. The yellow flag flew again on the restart as Ohnstad went into turn 1 too hard and went off the track. With one more lap in the books, Ohnstad was again called for causing a yellow and retired to the pits.

Cory Stangeland spun in turn 2 on lap 12 and collected Dwight Wegner eliminating both cars from the race. Lamb was still in the lead on the restart followed by a hard charging Trautner who had worked his way back to the front. Pfaff restarted in third followed by Klein and Jegtvig.

Coming out of turn 4 to complete lap 17, Pfaff swung wide and got alongside Lamb on the outside as Trautner pulled up under Lamb. It was three wide at the flag stand with Pfaff holding a slight advantage over Lamb and Trautner. The yellow flag flew for a spin by Steve Pfeiffer on lap 18 setting up a 3 lap shoot out for the win. Pfaff held on to the lead while Trautner got by Lamb for second. Jegtvig came home fourth followed by Klein and John Corell.

Greg Huus of Ft. Ransom won the first WISSOTA Street Stock feature of the season after early leader Billy Christ suffered mechanical problems. Christ took the lead at the drop of the green from his third place starting position and held it until lap 5 when Huus got by. The first yellow of the race came out one lap later for a spin by Nick Thorsenson and Christ’s car was unable to make the restart.

Kelly Hagel lined up in second on the restart followed by Dave Rohweder and Brett McIlonie. Rohweder took over second one lap later and Duffy Froemke moved into third on lap 11.

Huus held on through 9 more laps and 3 more yellow flags to take the win followed by Rohweder, Froemke, McIlonie, Rory Opp, Hagel and Spencer Johnson.

Travis Sauer picked up right where he left off last year capturing the opening night feature win in the WISSOTA Midwest Modified class. Sauer started on the front row and survived several yellow flags to gain the victory.

Jason Grimes, a first year WISSOTA Midwest Modified competitor, worked his way to the front from the eighth starting position and finished second. Another rookie in the class, Rusty Kollman, recovered from a first lap flat tire to finish third followed by yet another rookie, Mike Greseth. Second year driver, Eric Edwards, finished fith.

The Bombers boasted the largest field of the night with 31 cars making Marty Nitschke’s first ever feature win even sweeter. Ryan Carr and Cory Jacobson started on row one followed by Chuck Himmerich and Nitschke in row 2. Carr led lap one but Jacobson took over on lap 2. Carr kept the pressure on Jacobson and took the lead back on lap 9. Nitschke was in third almost from the start, just waiting for his chance at the lead.

Carr led the next 4 laps as Nitschke battled with Jacobson for second. Nitschke finally took the spot on lap 12 and nosed out Carr for the lead on lap 13. Nitschke held off both Carr and Jacobson for 2 more laps to claim the win. Carr and Jacobson were followed across the line by a hard charging Ryan Mikkelson and Nate Jenrich.

The Road Hog race was won by the husband-wife team of Glenn and Cindy Christianson.

Next week, the fans are invited to come early and visit with the Wissota Street Stock, Bomber and Road Hog drivers on the front straightaway before the races start at 7 PM.

259 Compete in 34th Annual Stock Car Stampede

September 26th, 2005

Veteran Tom Corcoran set the pace on heat number one with Jodi Olson alongside. Corcoran grabbed the lead with Olson and Shawn Malsam in tow. The top three stayed the same as Mike Balcaen moved into fourth with Don Shaw in fifth. The first caution flag flew on lap three as Shaw spun in turn three and was sent to the back of the field. Corcoran maintained his lead on the restart as Malsam raced under Olson in turn two to take over second with six to go. The final caution flag flew on lap five as Olson and Balcaen spun in turn three. Corcoran again maintained the front spot as Troy Olson gained ground on Balcaen in fourth. Olson found his way around Balcaen on the backstretch on lap seven only to have Balcaen fight back into fourth at the flagstand as they completed the lap. Corcoran completed the final laps for the win while Malsam and Jodi Olson also transferred. Balcaen held off Blaine Dopper for fourth.

The second heat saw three wide action going into turn one with Pual Mueller, Cody Skytland and Chad Becker all racing for the front spot. Mueller pulled into the lead coming out of turn four with Don Eischens sneaking by both Becker and Skytland for second at the completion of lap one. Chris Johnson moved around Scott Johnson for fifth at the completion of lap three. The only caution of the heat race came on the third lap as Matt Auckland and Scott Johnson spun in turn three with Auckland getting the call for the caution. Mueller dove low in turn one on the restart while Eischens went high. Eischens found the high side to his liking and pulled ahead of Mueller to lead lap four. Becker also raced around Skytland into third with Chris Johnson maintaining fifth. The front five stayed the same as the laps wound down and Eischens was declared the winner of heat number two. Mueller and Becker joined Eischens for the Saturday show with C. Johnson finishing fourth.

Mitch Johnson went to the high side in turn one as he raced around Terry Newhouse in heat number three. Jeff Provinzino raced under Newhouse on the backstretch to follow Johnson across the line at the completion of lap one. Myron Tschakert and Curt Gelling both moved around Newhouse on the following lap. Gelling went to work on Tschakert for third as the field settled into racing mode. Gelling found an opening in turn two on lap six and moved into the final transfer spot. Jeff Wildung raced up Tshakert’s rear bumper as he too was looking to move forward. Johnson held off the speedy Provinzino as the laps wound down to win heat number three.

Johns Seitz shot into the lead from the pole position in heat number four while Dale Skytland raced ahead of Brad Seng for second. Roger Gendron moved into fourth after passing Dave Zimmerman on lap three. Seng gained a spot on the fifth circuit as he passed Skytland for second. Gendron did the same to Skytland the following lap as he moved into the final transfer spot. Skytland slide back two more spots with two laps to go after letting Zimmerman and John Corell race by. Seitz completed his domination of heat four with Seng and Gendron joining him for the feature on Satuday night.

A total of forty seven WISSOTA Modifieds entered the 34th Annual Stampede with the first heat race proving to be exciting for the crowd as some of WISSOTA’s best racers show up for Jamestown Speedway’s last race of the year. The first heat race had Marlyn Seidler and Hank Berry on the front row. Berry took the lead and didn’t look back until two laps remaining as Scott Greer snuck up from the sixth starting spot to take the lead. Greer went on to win the caution free race with Berry in the second spot followed by Seidler.

Greg Pfaff started on the pole of the second heat race with Chris Johnson outside of him. On the start, Pfaff grabbed the lead and led every lap to win the second heat race. John Corell, Jr. raced forward after starting sixth to finish second with Shane Tendeland following Corell, Jr., from the last row, to finish third. Greg Johnson also came from the back row to finish fourth.

The third heat had a little trouble getting started as there were two cautions before a lap was complete. Darrell Bauer and Dev Malmlov sat on the front row with Malmlov leading the first two laps and Scot Danzeisen taking the lead on lap three after starting fourth. Danzeisen held on to win the heat race with Malmlov second. Dennis Bitzan came from the fifth starting spot to finish third.

Chad Ohnstad and David Seircks composed the front row of the fourth Modified heat race. On the start it was Seircks who grabbed the lead and with a yellow on lap five for Ohnstad, the field was bunched up again. This allowed Randy Tarno a chance at the lead, which he took advantage of. Tarno led every lap thereafter to transfer to the feature. Seircks followed Tarno across the line with Mike Johnson third after starting in the last row.

In racing action during the fifth heat race, Dwight Wegner and Leo Burkhardsmeier led the field around to take the green flag. After one complete lap Cory Jorgenson and Randy Klein were working each other for the first spot with Jorgenson being scored as the leader of lap one. Klein got past Jorgenson on the second lap. After a brief caution for Josh Jones, the field was given the green flag again. Randy Klein led every lap and held off attempts by Jorgenson and late in the race by Tim Jackson.

The final Modified heat race had Chad Williamson and Jay McDonald on the front row. As the green flag dropped, McDonald shot to the lead but the yellow hanky waved for Jamie Trautner. The field was restarted only to have another caution for Jason Blue in turn one. McDonald then led the field around for the green flag and led every lap to take the win. John Corell stormed forward to finish second after starting sixth. Jason Thoennes followed Corell up to the front and finished third.

WISSOTA Super Stock heat race were divided up into four ten lap heats with 38 total drivers. The top three from each heat race qualified for the A-Feature while the rest would have one more chance on Saturday night.

The first start was called back as Dean Boychuck was spun into William Wadeson on the initial green flag. Chad Corbett raced around Boychuk on the following restart with Jeff Hapala and Brian Bernotas not far behind. The second caution flag came on lap two as Boychuk spun in turn two. Corbett again led the field coming out of turn two on the restart while Hapala and Bernotas were joined by Todd Carter in the race for second. Carter raced to the bottom of the track as he moved by both of them for second on lap three. The caution flag was shown again as Bernotas spun in turn one. Corbett once again lead the charge on the restart while Hapala was joined by Shawn Wageman in the battle for third. The final caution flag flew as Jeremy North spun in turn four and collected Bernotas. Bernotas pulled into the pits with a broken radiator. Corbett again led the field on the restart as Wageman searched for a way into the feature. Wageman raced under Hapala in turn four with four to go to take over third. Carter harassed Corbett as the laps wound down and made the pass for the lead with two to go coming out of turn two. Carter finished the race up front while Corbett and Wageman followed him into the feature.

A pair of Fargo drivers occupied the front row of heat number two with Troy Freadrich and Randal Hanson leading the pace. Hanson lead the charge on lap one with Alex Engelstad and Dustin Strand racing around Freadrich into second and third. Engelstad raced under Hanson on the backstretch to take over the point. Strand moved into second on the frontstrech as lap two was completed. Freadrich moved back into the transfer spot after racing under Scott Jacobson in turn four on lap three. Todd Heinrich was moving up from his last row starting spot as he moved into fifth on lap three. Heinrich gained one more spot on lap four as he went under Jacobson on the frontstretch. Heinrich needed two more laps to dispose of Freadrich as he took over the final transfer spot. The caution flag flew on lap seven as Fredrich spun in turn four. Engelstad maintained his lead on the restart while Heinrich dove under Strand and raced into second with two to go. Engelstad, Heinrich and Strand were the qualifiers with Jacobson and Fredrich rounding out the top five.

The third heat was the yellow flag special as it took four attempts to get a start with the race starting single file in a last ditch attempt to get some green flag racing in. John Gartner caused the first yellow as Tim Compson spun to avoid hitting Gartner’s car. Jay Kintner spun in turn two for the second caution. The third attempt was called as the nose piece off of Kintner’s car fell off in turn one on the restart. Finally a green flag lap was completed as Mike Stearns led with Corky Thomas and Steve Beach following. The yellow flag flew again as Barry Bontrager collected Gartner after spinning in turn three. Stearns again took the lead while Beach worked on Thomas for second. Beach moved under Thomas on the back stretch to take over second on lap four. Derek Vesel and Ryan Aho closed in on the top three as the third heat got some green flag racing in. Beach moved under Stearns coming out of turn four to lead lap five. Stearns was joined by Thomas while Aho moved around Vesel on lap six. Stearns found the going slick in turn three as his car spun on lap eight. Vesel and Aho slid into Stearns’s ride with Vesel going to the pits. The final yellow flag flew as Aho and Tim Compson spun in turn two on the restart. Beach finished out the remaining laps while Thomas and Aho maintained second and third.

Brent Pulskamp rocketed into the lead with Larry Langland and Scot Danzeisen in hot pursuit in heat number four. Danzeisen raced under Langland in turn two to take over second on lap two. Kevin Robertson and Shawn Malsam raced into the top five and started to track down the top three. The first caution flag came on lap two as Langland was spun by Justin Thompson in turn two. Danzeisen went around Pulsakamp in turn one, on the restart, for the front spot while Robertson held off Malsam for third. Malsam raced under Robertson in turn three on the following lap for the third spot. The second caution flag flew on lap four as Langland spun in turn four. Malsma raced around Pulskamp on the restart to take over second. Debris in corner one was the culprit on yellow number three at the halfway mark. Danzeisen held off Malsam while Pulsakamp did the same to Robertson on the restart. The final caution flag flew on lap six as Thompson spun in turn four. Danzeisen once again held off Malsam on the restart and completed the remaining three laps to win heat number four with Malsam and Pulskamp also transferring into the feature.

Forty Two WISSOTA Street Stocks were split into five heat races to see who would transfer to the feature. The first heat race started with Richard Pommerer and Billy Michaelsohn on the front row. The first lap was interesting as Ross Romdalvik found out that the wheels should stay on the ground. Romdalvik rolled off turn two entering the straightaway. After a brief red flag, the cars were lined up and the green given to Rohweder who took the lead on the first lap from the third starting spot. Rohweder held off attempts by Jason Grimes for the win.Jayson Corell picked up the third spot.

Ryan Stall and Pat Sobolik composed the front row of the second Street Stock heat race. At the drop of the green flag, Sobolik took the lead but Stall, running the lower groove, slipped past Sobolik for the lead on the second lap. Spencer Johnson entered the race for the lead on lap five and took the first spot away from Stall. The top three were racing hard as Sobolik got past Johnson to take the win home.

Rory Opp and Nic Klein brought out the third heat race from the staging area and took the green flag from the front row in the first caution free Street Stock heat race. Rory Opp lead every lap to take home the win. Barrett Berg ran a close second after starting in the fourth spot. Randy Meyer picked up the third spot on the last lap as he got past Clare Miller.

Eight more WISSOTA Street Stocks rolled onto the track for the fourth heat race with Joe Potter and Brad Meidinger on the front row. On the start it was Meidinger who got the better spot with Potter running second. Rusty Kollman came from the back row to take over the third spot on lap three and then passed Joe Potter for the second spot on the next lap. Kollman continued after the only caution and passed Meidinger for the lead. Kollman held on to the lead and won the fourth heat race. Greg Huus passed Meidinger for the second spot on the last corner to finish second.

Duffe Froemke and Billie Christ lead the rest of the field to the green flag for the fifth and final Street Stock heat race. On the start, it was Froemke out front and he led every lap to win the heat race. Luke Nelson was on the move after starting sixth and passed Dave Weigum for the second spot halfway through the race. Weigum finished third with Billie Christ fourth.

Thirty-six WISSOTA Midwest Modified drivers checked in for their second appearance at the Stock Car Stampede. The drivers were split into four 10 lap heat races with the top three drivers in each heat race transferring to the show on Saturday night.

Dev Malmlov did double duty for the weekend as he strapped in behind the wheel of Tony Johnson’s Midwest Modified for the weekend. Malmlov raced into the lead going into turn one in heat race one. Wyoming traveler, Allen Locken followed him in second while Brock Gronwold passed both Dennis Swanson and Kyle Olson in turn three on the first lap. Malmlov maintained the front spot while Ryan Restad moved into fifth on lap three. Gronwold desperately tried to get around Locken during the middle stages of the heat race before speeding past him on the backstretch on lap seven. Malmlov raced the rest of the way for the win while Gronwold and Locken picked up the other two transfer spots.

Nate Reinke and Tim Siercks paced the front of heat number two as the green flag dropped. Siercks raced into the point going into turn one with Kyle Olson and Karl Tollefson diving under Reinke to follow Siercks across the line. Rich Pavlicek moved into fourth on lap two and set his sights on the final transfer spot held by Tollefson. Siercks stretched out his lead over Olson while Eric Edwards joined Pavlicek in the top five. Siercks continued the rest of the caution free race up front as he collected heat win number two. Olson and Tollefson finished in the next two spots while Pavlicek finished fourth.

Local hotshoe, Chris Mack drew the pole for heat race number three with fellow Jamestown driver Keith Hermanson alongside. Mack shot low under Hermanson going into turn one with Josh Differding giving chase. The front three maintained their order while Dennis Korf raced under Norm Olson into fourth on lap two. Steve Ost also gained a position as he raced under Tim Thomas on the front stretch. Ost moved up one more spot the following lap after passing Olson out of turn four. Hermanson’s strong run ended on the fourth lap as the motor was done for the weekend. Mack and Differding had comfortable leads over Korf and Ost who were swapping the third position back and forth. Korf finally wrestled the transfer spot away from Ost with two to go. Mack completed his heat three win by a corner length over Differding with Korf also transferring into Saturday night’s show.

The front row in the final heat was filled by drivers from the east and the west as Gillette, WY driver Brian Brennan had the pole and Blaine, MN driver Vince Corbin was alongside him. Corbin went to the high side in turn one while Brennan tried the low line. Corbin pulled into the lead coming out of turn two while Brennan slid up and allowed Brad Perleberg into second. Corbin pulled away from the pack while Brennan raced under Perleberg on lap two. Dale Kraling raced under Perleberg on the backstretch to take over third on lap three. Blake Borgen dove under both Perleberg and Dave Peterson coming out of turn four to take over the fourth spot on lap four. The first caution flag came out on lap five as Peterson and Clinton Dunwoody made hard contact in turn four. The restart again saw Corbin shoot away from the pack while Kraling raced around Brennan coming out of turn two for second. Borgen’s night ended as he pulled off the track while Perleberg and Dunwoody raced for the fourth spot. Corbin led the remaining laps with Kraling and Brennan joining him in the final transfer spots in heat number four.

The Bomber class had the largest number of competitors this year with 50 drivers vying for the 2005 Stampede title. Six, 10-lap heat races were run with the top 2 from each heat transferring to Saturday’s feature event.

Paul Kirkeide led the first Bomber feature onto the track and grabbed the lead when the green flag flew. Dave Falkenstein and Dave Crane settled into second and third. Crane got by Falkenstein on lap 4 only to be called for causing a caution one lap later. Kirkeide maintained the lead through 2 more yellows and took the checkered flag ahead of Crane had charged back to the front. Falkenstein finished third followed by Paul Wanzek and Kyle Zittleman.

John Sad and Steve MacDonald were on the front row for Heat #2 and it was Sad into the lead at the drop of the green. Jason Saari came from the third row to second place on the first lap and followed Sad all the way to the checkered. Sad and Saari were followed by Trevor Lund, MacDonald and Nate Jenrich.

Tom Bjerke held the pole position for the start of Heat #3 but it was Chuck Himmerich who led the early laps. Brad Hanson started 7th but charged to the front and took the lead from Himmerich on lap 6. Hanson held on for the win followed by Bjerke, Himmerich, Ryan Carr and Paul Schuh.

Jeremy Forester took the lead from the pole in Heat #4 and led every lap in the caution free, 10 lap race. Jordon Zillmer finished second followed by Ryan Mikkelson, Troy Kaber and Jim Olson.

Heat #5 was all Jeff DeBuck as he, too, started on the pole and led every lap. DeBuck was followed across the line by Travis Edinger, Bob Banish, Jr., Blaine Wampler and Zach Reinke.

Casey Stangeland grabbed the lead from his front row starting position and led every lap for the win in Heat #6. Paul Olson finished second followed by Josh Entzel, Lance Straabe and Tim Shiek.

The Road Hogs, who usually run just a feature, were scheduled to run heat races and a feature just like the other classes. Two heat races were run Friday night with the team of Jake Emo and Garret Hillius victorious in Heat #1. Tyler Michel and Eric Kilzer won Heat #2.

SUMMARY – FRIDAY NIGHT

WISSOTA LATE MODELS:

Heat 1 – Tom Corcoran, Shawn Malsam, Jodi Olson, Mike Balcaen, Blaine Doppler, Troy Olson, Hank Berry, Don Shaw, Mike McCord

Heat 2 – Don Eischens, Paul Mueller, Chad Becker, Chris Johnson, Cody Skytland, Dustin Hapka, Matt Auckland, Scott Johnson, Joe Johnson

Heat 3 – Mitch Johnson, Jeff Provinzino, Curt Gelling, Myron Tschakert, Jeff Wildung, Bob Slater, Terry Newhouse, Jason Thoennes

Heat 4 – John Seitz, Brad Seng, Roger Gendron, Dave Zimmerman, John Corell, Dale Skytland, Randy Schilling, Mike Stadel

WISSOTA MODIFIEDS:

Heat 1 – Scott Greer, Hank Berry, Marlyn Seidler, Mark Trautner, Troy Heupel, Corky Thomas, Brian Strand, Neil Hoff

Heat 2 – Greg Pfaff, John Corell, Jr., Shane Tendeland, Greg Johnson, Chris Johnson, Chris Prussman, John Schulz, Eldon Ostermiller

Heat 3 – Scot Danzeisen, Dev Malmlov, Dennis Bitzan, Scott Bender, Chaun Peterson, Darrell Bauer, Phil Christlieb, Richard Haberstroh

Heat 4 – Randy Tarno, David Siercks, Mike Johnson, Cory Stangeland, Bryce Bjerke, Brandon Carlson, Marvin Priem, Chad Ohnstad

Heat 5 – Randy Klein, Tim Jackson, Leo Burkhardsmeier, Jerry Lamb, Troy Butz, Dwight Wegner, Josh Jones, Cory Jorgenson

Heat 6 – Jay McDonald, John Corell, Jason Thoennes, Jamie Trautner, Jason Blue, Blake Jegtvig, Chad Williamson

WISSOTA SUPER STOCKS:

Heat 1 – Todd Carter, Chad Corbett, Shawn Wageman, Jeff Hapala, Dave Shipley, Jeremy North, Dean Boychuk, John Miller, Brian Bernotas, Bill Wadeson

Heat 2 – Alex Engelstad, Todd Heinrich, Dustin Strand, Scott Jacobson, Troy Freadrich, Tony Provinzino, Dave Jacobson, Cody Jensen, Blake Jegtvig, Randal Hanson

Heat 3 – Steve Beach, Corky Thomas, Ryan Aho, Tim Compson, Mike Stearns, Derek Vesel, John Gartner, Barry Bontrager, Jay Kintner

Heat 4 – Scot Danzeisen, Shawn Malsam, Brent Pulskamp, Kevin Robertson, Steve Middlestad, Larry Langland, Bob Schumacher, Justin Thompson, Norm Olson

WISSOTA STREET STOCKS:

Heat 1 – Dave Rohweder, Jason Grimes, Jayson Corell, Richard Pommerer, Cammy Ost, Jerry Theis, Brett McIlonie, Billy Michaelsohn, Ross Romdalvik

Heat 2 – Patrick Sobolik, Spencer Johnson, Jeremy Schmidt, Travis Ulmer, Rick Schulz, John Feist, Ryan Stall, Chanda Fjorden-Nord, Corey Wegner

Heat 3 – Rory Opp, Barrett Berg, Randy Meyer, Clare Miller, Jonny Zastrow, Scott Paulson, Eric Robertson, Nic Klein

Heat 4 – Rusty Kollman, Greg Huus, Brad Meidinger, Joe Potter, Kelly Hagel, Rostock Pat, Lyn Lamb, Dave Rogers

Heat 5 – Duffy Froemke, Luke Nelson, Dave Weigum, Billie Christ, Eric Paul, Wade Urbach, Kevin Hermanson, Ryan Lehr

WISSOTA MIDWEST MODIFIEDS:

Heat 1 – Dev Malmlov, Brock Gronwold, Allan Locken, Dennis Swanson, Ryan Restad, Dalen Baasch, Kyle Olson, Tommy Lee, Jeff Odden

Heat 2 – Tim Siercks, Justin Olson, Karl Tollefson, Rich Pavlicek, Eric Edwards, Brent Schlafmann, Nate Reinke, Mark Anderson, Jim Morlock

Heat 3 – Chris Mack, Dennis Korf, Josh Differding, Steve Ost, Norm Olson, Tim Thomas, Steve Pavlicek, Joe Possehl, Keith Hermanson

Heat 4 – Vince Corbin, Dale Kraling, Brian Brennan, Clinton Dunwoody, Chad Sogge, Ron Saurer, Brad Perleberg, Dave Peterson, Blake Borgen

BOMBERS:

Heat 1- Paul Kirkeide, Dave Crane, Dave Falkenstein, Paul Wanzek, Kyle Zittleman, Pete Jewett, Lenny Makowski, Jason Wiest, Stoney Kruk

Heat 2 – John Sad, Jason Saari, Trvor Lund, Steve MacDonald, Nate Jenrich, Mark Berg, Dustin Herz, Irv Mulfinger, Casey Jensen

Heat 3 – Brad Hanson, Tom Bjerke, Chuck Himmerich, Ryan Carr, Paul Schuh, Josh Radcliffe, Caley Babcock, Chris Miranowski

Heat 4 – Jeremy Forester, Jordan Zillmer, Ryan Mikkelson, Troy Kabor, Jim Olson, Marty Nitschke, Landon Becker, Craig Hoff

Heat 5 – Jeff Debuck, Travis Edinger, Bob Banish, Jr., Blaine Wampler, Zach Reinke, Mike Nims, Ryan Kleinknecht. Dustin Erickson

Heat 6 – Casey Stangeland, Paul Olson, Josh Entzel, Lance Straabe, Tim Shiek, Charlie Jensen, Nick Cichos, Chad Hausauer

Grimes Takes the High Groove to Street Stock Win

September 6th, 2005

When the green flag waved again, Nelson took the lead followed by Bernstein, Johnson, Hanna, Randy Meyer and Kelly Seckerson. The yellow came out after just one completed lap but Nelson survived the restart with the lead as the cars behind him bunched up 3 and 4 wide. Seckerson was on the move passing Meyer on lap 2 and Hanna and Johnson on lap 3.

Meyer brought out the yellow flag when he spun in turn four on lap 8. On the restart, the running order was Nelson, Bernstein, Seckerson, Johnson and Hanna. Grimes, who went to the rear of the field at the start of the race, chose the highest line possible on the race track and was up to sixth by lap 8. Seckerson got shuffled back on lap 9 as Rusty Kollman and Grimes got by. Grimes passed Kollman for third on lap 11 and nosed out Bernstein for second on lap 12.

Grimes, still running at the very top of the track, crossed the line ahead of Nelson on lap 14 to take the lead. The yellow flag waved on lap 15 for a spin and crash in turn 2 that ended the night for Eric Anderson and Ryan Lehr. On the restart, Grimes held the lead followed by Nelson, Bernstein, Kollman, Seckerson and Jerry Theis. Theis had started the race in the eighteenth position but followed Grime’s example and went to the rim of the track and roared to the front.

Grimes continued in the lead the final 10 laps to claim the victory and the $1000 paycheck. Bernstein crossed the line in second followed by Kollman, Nelson, Seckerson and Theis.

Kent Arment of Aberdeen drew the pole for the WISSOTA Modified feature and never looked back in capturing his first feature win of the season at Jamestown Speedway. After a lap one caution, the race went green until the checkered and yellow waved together on lap 20.

John Corell and Randy Tarno started the feature in row 2 and ran second and third the entire distance. Chad Ohnstad roared to fourth after a ninth place start and Greg Pfaff started 15th and finished fifth.

The WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature got the green flag with Jason Anderson of Hendricks, MN on the pole and Chris Mack starting beside him. Tim Thomas and Keith Hermanson started in row 2. Mack grabbed the lead at the drop of the green followed by Anderson, Thomas, Hermanson and Dave Peterson. Anderson nosed ahead of Mack to lead laps 3 and 4. Mack was scored in the lead on lap 5 while Anderson lead lap 6. Mack took the lead back on lap 7 before the yellow flag came out at lap 8 for a spin by Thomas. On the restart, Eric Edwards had mechanical problems and retired to the pits. Another try at a restart and another yellow flag resulted in Dave Peterson going to the rear of the field and Anderson going to the pits with front end damage.

When green flag racing resumed, Mack held the lead followed by Rich Pavlicek, Steve Ost, Steve Pavlicek and Keith Hermanson. The race went green the rest of the way with Mack claiming his first Jamestown Speedway feature win of the season. Rich Pavlicek finished second followed by Ost, Steve Pavlicek, Hermanson and Brad Perleberg.

The Bomber feature started with Marty Nitschke and Casey Stangeland on the front row but it was Saturday night’s winner, Jeremy Forester who led the first lap followed by Nitschke, Stangeland, Craig Hoff, Troy Kaber and Jeff DeBuck. The yellow flag waved after just one lap and Hoff and Nitschke went to the rear before green flag racing resumed.

Forester continued in the lead on the restart followed by Kaber, Cory Jacobson, Jeff Widmer and Stangeland. Jacobson took the lead on lap 4 as both he and Kaber got by Forester. Forester came back to take over second on lap 6 before the caution came out for a crash as the leaders struggled to lap the tailend cars. Forester got caught up in the incident and had to pit before rejoining the field. Stangeland brought out the yellow again on the restart and went to the rear of the field.

When action resumed on lap 8, Jacobson was at the point followed by Kaber, Chad Hausauer, Ryan Mikkelson, Jeff DeBuck and Mark Berg. DeBuck made steady progress over the remaining laps passing Mikkelson, Hausauer and Kaber to take over second place.

Jacobson held on to the lead and took the checkered ahead of DeBuck, Kaber, Berg, Hausauer and Mikkelson.

The next and final race of the 2005 season will be the Stock Car Stampede on Friday and Saturday, September 23 and 24.

SUMMARY

WISSOTA STREET STOCKS:

Feature – Jason Grimes, Derek Bernstein, Rusty Kollman, Luke Nelson, Kelly Seckerson, Jerry Theis, Billie Christ, Barrett Berg, Kelly Hagel, Chris Peterson, Rory Opp, Spencer Johnson, Brad Meidinger, Nick Thoreson, Brett McIlonie, Randy Meyer, Eric Anderson, Ryan Lehr, Jamie Hanna, Dave Rohweder.

Heat #1 – Lehr, Bernstein, Thoreson, Berg, Theis, Chris Serr, Jason Babcock, Jayson Corell
Heat #2 – Hanna, Meyer, Anderson, Hagel, Ryan Pommerer, Cammy Ost, Jeremy Schmidt, Levi Babcock
Heat #3 – Nelson, Seckerson, Kollman, Rohweder, Christ, Corey Wegner, Scott Bintz
Heat #4 – Grimes, Johnson, Opp, Peterson, McIlonie, Meidinger, Dave Weigum
Consi – Christ, Theis, Meidinger, McIlonie, Serr, , Schmidt, Ost, J. Babcock, Wegner, Bintz, Pommerer, Corell, L. Babcock

WISSOTA MODIFIEDS:

Feature – Kent Arment, John Corell, Randy Tarno, Chad Ohnstad, Greg Pfaff, Mark Trautner, Jamie Trautner, Mike Johnson, Duane Zabel, Dwight Wegner, Jeremy Keller, Leo Burkhardsmeier, Cory Stangeland, Clinton Dunwoody, Neil Hoff, Shane Tendeland, Danny Staff, Jerry Lamb, Randy Klein

Heat #1 – Zabel, Tarno, Burkhardsmeier, Stangeland, Staff, Dunwoody, Johnson
Heat #2 – Arment, Ohnstad, M. Trautner, J. Trautner, Pfaff, Hoff
Heat #3 – Corell, Lamb, Tendeland, Keller, Klein, Wegner

WISSOTA MIDWEST MODIFIEDS:

Feature – Chris Mack, Rich Pavlicek, Steve Ost, Steve Pavlicek, Keith Hermanson, Brad Perleberg, Tim Thomas, Dave Peterson, Josh Differding, Brent Schlafmann, Jason Anderson, Eric Edwards

Heat #1 – Thomas, Ost, Peterson, Anderson, R. Pavlicek, S. Pavlicek
Heat #2 – Mack, Schlaffman, Hermanson, Perleberg, Differding

BOMBERS:

Feature – Cory Jacboson, Jeff DeBuck, Troy Kaber, Mark Berg, Chad Hausauer, Ryan Mikkelson, Matt Gumke, Jeff Widmer, Landon Becker, Joe Jacobson, Craig Hoff, Charlie Carr, Jason Wiest, Irvin Mulfinger, Troy Ferguson, Casey Stangeland, Jeremy Forester, Paul Wanzek, Nick Cichos, Marty Nitschke, Casey Jensen, Mike Nims

Heat #1 – Kaber, Nitschke, Forester, Hoff, J. Jacobson, Wiest, Nims
Heat #2 – C. Jacbson, Widmer, Hausauer, DeBuck, Gumke, Jensen, Mulfinger
Heat #3 – Mikkelson, Berg, Cichos, Stangeland, Wanzek, Becker, Carr

ROAD HOGS:

1. Ryan Widmer and Shane Roemmich
2. Tyler Michel and Mike Trautman
3. Glenn Christenson and Cindy Christenson
4. Dane Bollingberg and Evan Reimers
5. Tricia Christ and Marie Christ
6. Ross Bollingberg and Grant Bollingberg
7. David Stoppleworth and Dan Albrecht
8. Jake Emo and Garett Hillius
9. Nathan Siegle and Levi Michel
10. Chris Krapp and Randy Gordon
11. Shaun Becker and Darvin Becker
12. Travis Albrecht and Chris Carpenter

Peterson Wins WISSOTA Street Stock Special

September 4th, 2005

The WISSOTA Street Stocks ran 5 heats and 2 B-mains to qualify 20 cars for the 25 lap feature event. The heat winners redrew for the front spots in the feature and Chris Peterson of Somerset, WI drew the pole position. Luke Nelson of Valley City started beside Peterson with Spencer Johnson and Jerry Theis in row 2.

Nelson took the lead at the drop of the green followed by Peterson, Theis, Johnson, Brad Meidinger and Jayson Corell. Nelson ran a high line around the top of the track with Peterson running in the middle. They were nearly side by side but Nelson held a slight advantage at the line. The rest of the cars spread out across the track, and at times, were 5-wide in the corners.

Nelson continued in the lead but Peterson kept inching closer. On lap 10, Peterson was scored as the leader with Nelson second followed by Theis, Kelly Seckerson, Meidinger and Johnson. The yellow flag came out on lap 11 for Levi Babcock who went off the track in turn #3. Just one more lap was completed when the yellow flag waved again, this time for Barrett Berg who suffered a flat tire after bumping the wall on the frontstretch.

On the restart, Peterson was followed by Nelson, Seckerson, Theis, Johnson and Meidinger. Seckerson got the nose of his car across the line before Nelson on lap 13 as the cars at the front of the field circled in a tight pack. Nelson picked up momentum on the high side and took back second place on lap 16.

Jamie Hanna brought out the yellow flag on lap 18 as his car suffered mechanical problems. On the restart, the running order was Peterson, Nelson, Seckerson, Theis and Johnson. Nelson was gaining ground on Peterson and was nearly beside him when the yellow came out again on lap 21 for Jason Grimes who went off turn 2 with a flat tire.

Peterson continued in the lead with Nelson and Seckerson challenging for the top spot and the big paycheck. Seckerson nosed ahead of Nelson at the white flag and came up just short of getting by Peterson. At the checkered, it was Peterson, Seckerson, Nelson, Theis, Dave Rohweder, Meidinger, Kelly Hagel, Johnson, Corell, Rusty Kollman, Billie Christ, Jeremy Schmidt, Royce Jawaski, Ryan Lehr, Nick Thoreson, Jason Grimes, Barrett Berg and Levi Babcock.

The WISSOTA Modified feature had Neil Hoff of Glendive, MT on the pole with Randy Tarno starting next to him. John Corell and Kent Arment started in row 2. When the green flag dropped, Tarno grabbed the lead ahead of Corell, Duane Zabel, Jay McDonald, Danny Staff and Arment.

Corell and Tarno ran nearly side by side for the first 8 laps of the 20 lap event. Corell was scored as leading laps 2 through 6 but Tarno nosed ahead on lap 7. Corell took the lead back on lap 8, one lap before the first yellow of the event for a spin by Hoff. On the restart, the running order was Corell, Tarno, McDonald, Jeremy Keller, Chad Ohnstad, Arment, Zabel, Staff and Bryce Bjerke.

McDonald passed Tarno on the restart to take over second place and roared under Corell for the lead on lap 10. The yellow flag waved on lap 11 for a spin in turn 4 and again on the restart for a spin in turn 1. When action resumed, McDonald held the lead followed by Corell, Tarno, Ohnstad, Arment, Keller and Bjerke.

McDonald continued in the lead the rest of the way to capture his first feature win at the Jamestown Speedway this season. Corell finished second followed by Ohnstad, Tarno, Arment, Leo Burkhardsmeier, Keller, Bjerke and Mike Johnson.

Travis Sauer drew the pole for the WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature and lead every lap to extend his win streak into the post season specials. Eric Edwards finished second followed by Ron Sauer, Rich Pavlicek, Tim Thomas, Brent Schlafmann, Steve Pavlicek, Dave Peterson, Rick Woehl and Kyle Olson.

Jeremy Forester returned to victory lane as he passed Cory Jacobson with 3 laps left in the Bomber feature. Jacobson finished second followed by Paul Wanzek, Chuck Himmerich, Troy Kaber, Casey Jensen, Travis Edinger, Craig Hoff, Ryan Mikkelson and Jeff Widmer.

The Road Hog’s ran their race going clockwise around the track instead of the normal counter clockwise direction. It didn’t make any difference to the 7.5 car as they claimed another Road Hog feature victory. Driving with Tyler Michel for this win was his father, Mark Michel. The team of Ryan Widmer and Shane Roemmich finished second.

SUMMARY

WISSOTA STREET STOCKS:

Feature – Chris Peterson, Kelly Seckerson, Luke Nelson, Jerry Theis, Dave Rohweder, Brad Meidinger, Kelly Hagel, Spencer Johnson, Jayson Corell, Rusty Kollman, Billie Christ, Jeremy Schmidt, Royce Jawaski, Ryan Lehr, Nick Thoreson, Jason Grimes, Barrett Berg, Levi Babcock, Derek Bernstein, Rory Opp, Jamie Hanna

Heat #1 – Corell, Rohweder, Bernstein, Kevin Veralrud, Billy Michaelsohn, Grimes, Ross Romdalvik
Heat #2 – Peterson, Meidinger, Jawaski, Hanna, Ryan Pommerer, Thoreson, Lehr
Heat #3 – Theis, Kollman, L. Babcock, Eric Anderson, Christ, Jeremy Thorstenson, Chris Serr
Heat #4 – Nelson, Seckerson, Hagel, Schmidt, Jason Babcock, Brett McIlonie, Cammy Ost
Heat #5 – Johnson, Berg, Opp, Corey Wegner, David Weigum, Todd Gregor, Scott Bintz
Consi #1 – Thoreson, Schmidt, Christ, Michaelsohn, J. Babcock, Veralrud, Romdalvik, Bintz
Consi #2 – Hanna, Grimes, Lehr, Thorstenson, Wegner, Pommerer, Gregor, Anderson

WISSOTA MODIFIEDS:

Feature – Jay McDonald, John Corell, Chad Ohnstad, Randy Tarno, Kent Arment, Leo Burkhardsmeier, Jeremy Keller, Bryce Bjerke, Mike Johnson, Jamie Trautner, Duane Zabel, Shane Tendeland, Jerry Lamb, Jason Smith, Danny Staff, Randy Klein, Neil Hoff, Dwight Wegner, Blake Jegtvig

Heat #1 – Tarno, Klein, Zabel, Jegtvig, Keller, J. Trautner, Lamb, Wegner
Heat #2 – Ohnstad, Corell, Staff, Bjerke, Tendeland, Burkhardsmeier, Smith
Heat #3 – McDonald, Arment, Hoff, Cory Stangeland, Darrell Bauer, Mark Trautner, Johnson

WISSOTA MIDWEST MODIFIEDS:

Feature – Travis Sauer, Eric Edwards, Ron Sauer, Rich Pavlicek, Tim Thomas, Brent Schlaffman, Steve Pavlicek, Dave Peterson, Rick Woehl, Kyle Olson, Chris Mack, Brad Perleberg, Dennis Swanson, Josh Differding, Clinton Dunwoody, Steve Ost

Heat #1 – Mack, Edwards, Sauer, Dunwoody, Woehl, R. Pavlicek, Ost, Thomas
Heat #2 – R. Sauer, Olson, Schlaffman, Perleberg, Peterson, S. Pavlicek, Differding, Swanson

BOMBERS:

Feature – Jeremy Forester, Cory Jacobson, Paul Wanzek, Chuck Himmerich, Troy Kaber, Casey Jensen, Travis Edinger, Craig Hoff, Ryan Mikkelson, Jeff Widmer, Irv Mulfinger, Landon Becker, Leann Christensen, Gary Zink, Sr., Troy Ferguson, Mike Nims, Luke Gudmestad, Nick Cichos, Casey Stangeland, Dustin Erickson, Jeff DeBuck

Heat #1 – Jacobson, Mikkelson, Christensen, Jensen, Mulfinger, Gudmestad, DeBuck
Heat #2 – Cichos, Becker, Stangeland, Erickson, Wanzek, Zink, Ferguson
Heat #3 – Widmer, Forester, Himmerich, Edinger, Kaber, Hoff, Nims

ROAD HOGS:

1. Tyler Michel and Mark Michel
2. Shane Roemmich and Ryan Widmer
3. Nathan Seigle and Levi Michel
4. Devon Christ and Jeremy Hook
5. Jake Emo and Garrett Hillius

Championships Decided at Jamestown

August 29th, 2005

Chad Ohnstad just had to show up to win the track point title in the WISSOTA Modified class but Ohnstad added to his point lead and sealed the championship by winning the feature.

Marvin Priem started on the pole and grabbed the early lead in the 20 lap WISSOTA Modified feature with Mike Johnson, Cory Stangeland, Jerry Lamb and Darrell Bauer in tow. Lamb moved into second on lap two and into third on lap 4. Ohnstad started in the ninth position but was up to third by lap five and passed Lamb for second on lap 6.

The yellow flag came out on lap 7 for a spin in turn four. On the restart, Priem was still at the point followed by Ohnstad, Lamb, Johnson, Stangeland and Jeremy Keller. Another yellow flew before the lap could be completed as the transmission exploded in Dwight Wegener’s car.

Lamb slipped back to eighth on lap 8 as Keller, Stangeland and Johnson got by. Ohnstad passed Priem for the lead on lap 10 making the running order Ohnstad, Priem, Keller, Stangeland and Johnson. Eighteenth starter, John Corell, was up to sixth while eleventh starter, Mark Trautner, ran seventh.

Corell and Trautner got by Stangeland on lap 13 and Keller passed Priem for second on lap 15. Corel continued his march to the front passing Johnson for fourth on lap 15 and Priem for third on lap 18. Trautner also continued to pass cars following Corell to the front. At the checkered, it was Ohnstad, Keller, Corell, Trautner, Johnson, Priem, Stangeland, Jason Blue, Lamb and Randy Klein.

Jason Grimes started the WISSOTA Street Stock feature from the third position and wasted no time taking the lead from pole sitter Levi Babcock. Two complete restarts were needed before a lap was completed and Grimes grabbed the lead every time. Rory Opp ran second followed by Babcock, Ryan Lehr and Spencer Johnson.

Lehr brought out a yellow flag after just 3 laps and on the restart, it was Grimes, Johnson, Opp, Luke Nelson, Dave Rohweder and Babcock. Grimes was flying around the rim of the track while Johnson ran the middle. Johnson nosed out Grimes at the line on laps 12 and 13 but Grimes came right back to retake the lead on lap 14.

Grimes held off Johnson the rest of the way for the win. Grimes and Johnson were followed across the line by Nelson, Rohweder, Opp, Duffy Froemke, Barrett Berg, Kelly Hagel, Jerry Theis and Brett McIlonie. Dave Rohweder is the 2005 track champion.

Twenty WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds came to do battle Saturday night on the high banks of Jamestown Speedway. Tim Thomas and Rich Pavlicek lead the field to the green with Dennis Korf and Travis Sauer in row 2. The race was restarted 3 times before a lap was completed and Thomas was credited with leading the lap. Rich Pavlicek ran second followed by Travis Sauer, Jim Morlock and Troy Burnside

A huge battle ensued for the lead with Thomas, R. Pavlicek and T. Sauer all wanting the point. Sauer got by Pavlicek for second on lap 2 but Pavlicek changed lines and passed both Sauer and Thomas for the lead on lap 3. Thomas came back to lead laps 4 and 5 while Pavilcek lead laps 6 and 7.

Sauer took over the point from Pavlicek on lap 9 and Thomas passed Sauer for second on lap 10. Pavlicek and Thomas exchanged second place several more times over the final 10 laps while Sauer ran out front. At the checkered, it was Sauer winning the feature, and the track point title, followed by Pavlicek, Thomas, Rick Woehl, Chris Mack from the nineteenth starting spot, Jeff Odden, Ron Sauer, Korf, Steve Pavlicek and Dave Peterson.

Jeff DeBuck held a 4 point lead over Cory Jacobson for the season championship in the Bomber class going into the final night. DeBuck started the feature in the eighth position while Jacobson started in fifteenth.

Blaine Wampler and Tom Bjerke started the feature on the front row and it was Bjerke who grabbed the lead when the green flag waved. Wampler ran second followed by Jeff Widmer, Mark Berg and Paul Kirkeide.

The only yellow flag of the race waved on lap 4 and Nate Jenrich went to the rear of the field. On the restart, it was Bjerke, Wampler, Widmer, Kirkeide and Berg. Widmer got by Wampler for second and Berg passed Kirkeide for fourth. Kirkeide passed Berg back on lap 8.

Bjerke held on for the win followed by Widmer, Wampler, DeBuck, Kirkeide, Jacobson, Berg, Leann Christenson, Marty Nitschke and Bob Banish, Jr. DeBuck is the 2005 season point champion.

The Road Hog class continued to grow throughout the 2005 season with 14 cars on hand for the final regular night. A crash in turn 4 early in the race resulted in a double rollover. The #56 driver by Shaun Becker and Darvin Becker and the #82 driven by Josh Klein and Chris Krapp rolled over. None of the drivers were injured. The eventual winners were Jake Emo and Garrett Hillius.

Next weekend will be the third annual WISSOTA Street Stock Doubleheader paying $1000 to win each night. The WISSOTA Modifieds, WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, Bombers and Road Hogs will also be running 2 complete shows on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3 and 4.

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SUMMARY

WISSOTA MODIFIEDS:

Feature – Chad Ohnstad, Jeremy Keller, John Corell, Mark Trautner, Mike Johnson, Marvin Priem, Cory Stangeland, Jason Blue, Jerry Lamb, Randy Klein, Randy Tarno, Darrell Bauer, Leo Burkhardsmeier, Shane Tendeland, Jayson Corell, Jamie Trautner, Bryce Bjerke, Greg Pfaff, Dwight Wegner , Blake Jegtvig

Heat #1 – Bjerke, Ohnstad, Lamb, M. Trautner, Pfaff, Klein, Corell
Heat #2 – Jegtvig, Keller, Tarno, Blue, Tendeland, Jayson Corell, J. Trautner
Heat #3 – Johnson, Bauer, Stangeland, Priem, Wegner, Burkhardsmeier

WISSOTA STREET STOCKS:

Feature – Jason Grimes, Spencer Johnson, Luke Nelson, Dave Rohweder, Rory Opp, Duffy Froemke, Barrett Berg, Kelly Hagel, Jerry Theis, Brett McIlonie, Rusty Kollman, Jeremy Schmidt, Billie Christ, Ryan Lehr, Ryan Pommerer, Cammy Ost, Jayson Corell, Scott Bintz, Kelly Seckerson, Levi Babcock

Heat #1 – Opp, Hagel, Johnson, Schmidt, Nelson, McIlonie, Rick Pommerer
Heat #2 – Rohweder, Seckerson, Ost, Ryan Pommerer, Corell, Theis, Wegner
Heat #3 – Froemke, Grimes, Babcock, Lehr, Berg, Kollman, Bintz

WISSOTA MIDWEST MODIFIEDS:

Feature – Travis Sauer, Rich Pavlicek, Tim Thomas, Rick Woehl, Chris Mack, Jeff Odden, Ron Sauer, Dennis Korf, Steve Pavlicek, Dave Peterson, Chad Teiken, Troy Burnside, Eric Edwards, Steve Ost, Joe Possehl, Norm Olson, Brent Schlaffman, Cory Wheeler, Jim Morlock, Dennis Swanson

Heat #1 – Schlaffman, T. Sauer, Edwards, Morlock, Swanson, Teiken, Mack
Heat #2 – Thomas, R. Pavlicek, S. Pavlicek, Korf, Odden, Peterson, Possehl
Heat #3 – R. Sauer, Morlock, Ost, Wheeler, Burnside, Olson

BOMBERS:

Feature – Tom Bjerke, Jeff Widmer, Blaine Wampler, Jeff DeBuck, Paul Kirkeide, Cory Jacobson, Mark Berg, Leann Christenson, Marty Nitschke, Bob Banish, Jr., Casey Stangeland, Casey Jensen, Chuck Himmerich, Nate Jenrich, Irvin Mulfinger, Ryan Carr, Ryan Mikkelson, Jeremy Forester, Matt Gumke

Heat #1 – Kirkeide, Berg, Banish, Nitschke, Jensen, Carr, Dustin Erickson, Paul Wanzek
Heat #2 – Christensen, Mikkelson, Bjerke, Wampler, Stangeland, Landon Becker
Heat #3 – Jenrich, DeBuck, Forester, Widmer, Jacobson, Himmerich, Jason Wiest, Gumke
Consi – Carr, Himmerich, Gumke, Mulfinger, Dave Steckler, Wiest, Becker

ROAD HOGS:

1. Jake Emo and Garrett Hillius
2. Tyler Michel and Eric Kilzer
3. Glenn Christenson and Cindy Christenson
4. Devon Christ and William aren’t
5. John Slag and Chris Scouten
6. Tricia Christ and Marie Christ
7. Travis Albrecht and Tate Johnson
8. Shawn Gefroh and Travis Ganser
9. Ross Bollingberg and Tyler Thoms
10. Josh Klein and Chirs Krapp
11. Shaun Becker and Darvin Becker
12. Dane Bollingberg and Evan Reimers
13. Shane Roemmich and Ryan Widmer
14. David Stoppleworth and Dan Albrecht

Corell Takes WISSOTA Mod Win at Jamestown

August 22nd, 2005

The Fastor Pastor races were held after the completion of the regular program with fourteen area pastors signed up to race cars borrowed from the Bomber and Street Stock drivers. The top 3 from heat number one were Dave Thompson from First Presbyterian Church, Troy Gunderson from Youth for Christ and Steve Berntson from Atonement Lutheran. Heat #2 was won by Dwight Grotberg of Bethany Prairie Church, followed by Darrell Losing of First Assembly of God and Kelvin Friesen of Temple Baptist.

The Faster Pastor feature saw Steve Berntson take the early lead but Troy Gunderson passed him on lap 2. Darrell Losing got by Gunderson to lead laps 4 and 5 but Gunderson came back to retake the lead on lap 6 and held on for the win. Gunderson was followed across the line by Kelvin Friezen, Dave Thompson, Darrell Losing, Steve Berntson and Dwight Grotberg.

A big Jamestown Speedway thank you to the following drivers who loaned their cars to the pastors: Jeff DeBuck, Marty Nitschke, Chuck Himmerich, Paul Kirkeide, Irv Mulfinger, Jeff Widmer, Levi Babcock, Nick Thoreson, Tyler Michel and Eric Kilzer.

The WISSOTA Modified feature got 4 laps of green flag racing in before the “yellow flag fever” hit. Mark Trautner started on the pole and grabbed the early lead. Duane Zabel ran second followed by Jerry Lamb, Randy Klein and John Corell. The first yellow came after 4 completed laps for a spin by Corell. Trautner survived 2 more yellow flags with the lead and then became the reason for a yellow when his car suddenly shut down.

Zabel held the lead on the next restart followed by Lamb, John Corell, Jr., Klein and Randy Tarno who brought out the next yellow flag when he spun in turn 2. Zabel was still in the lead on the restart at the halfway mark followed by Lamb, Leo Burkhardsmier, Klein and Corell, Sr.

Lamb took over the lead from Zabel on lap 12 and on a lap 13 restart, Lamb was followed by Klein, Burkhardsmier, Corell, Sr., Zabel and Bryce Bjerke. Corell passed Lamb for the lead on lap 16 and held on for the win. Lamb finished second followed by Burkhardsmier, Chad Ohnstad, Zabel, Mike Johnson, Marvin Priem, Jason Blue and Jamie Trautner.

The WISSOTA Street Stocks ran 20 laps with only 1 yellow flag to interrupt the action which was fast and furious. Jamie Hanna took the lead from the pole but Rory Opp passed him on lap 2. The caution came out on lap 5 for a spin by Ryan Pommerer and on the restart, Hanna got by Opp to retake the point. Following Hanna and Opp were Billie Christ, Kelly Seckerson, Duffy Froemke and Spencer Johnson. Johnson roared through the field to take the lead on lap 9.

At the halfway mark, Johnson was at the point followed by Hanna, Opp, Christ, Seckerson and Froemke. Johnson appeared to be firmly in control and unstoppable over the next few laps but exited the track on lap 13 with mechanical problems leaving Hanna with the lead. Opp passed Hanna to recapture the point on lap 15 and held on for the win. Grimes finished second followed by Seckerson, Froemke, Christ, Nick Thoreson, Kelly Hagel, Dave Rohweder, Brett McIlonie and Levi Babcock.

Travis Sauer was back on top of the WISSOTA Midwest Modified class Saturday night starting on the front row and leading the entire 20 lap feature. Ron Sauer finished second followed by Troy Burnside, Clinton Dunwoody, Rich Pavlicek, Steve Ost, Jim Morlock, Steve Pavlicek, Jeff Odden, Eric Edwards, Brent Schlafmann and Keith Hermanson.

Point leader Jeff DeBuck started on the pole for the Bomber feature with #2 in points, Cory Jacobson, starting alongside. DeBuck lead the first 9 laps of the 15 lap event before Jacobson got by. A restart at lap 10 saw Jacobson in the lead followed by DeBuck, Bob Banish, Jr, Jeff Widmer and Jeremy Forester. Jacobson went on to claim his first feature of the season. DeBuck was penalized 2 positions for jumping on the restart, so Widmer finished second followed by Banish, DeBuck, Forester, Marty Nitschke, Chuck Himmerich and Paul Kirkeide.

Fourteen cars entered the Road Hog race Saturday night but the team of Tyler Michel and Eric Kilzer came away with yet another win. Glenn and Cindy Christenson finished second followed by Ryan Widmer and Shane Roemmich.

The race next Saturday will be the season championship race. All classes will be running a regular format with out-of-car driver introductions being the only added event.

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SUMMARY

WISSOTA MODIFIEDS:

Feature – John Corell, Jerry Lamb, Leo Burkhardsmier, Chad Ohnstad, Duane Zabel, Mike Johnson, Marvin Priem, Jason Blue, Jamie Trautner, Jason Smith, Bryce Bjerke, Cory Stangeland, Jeremy Keller, Randy Klein, John Corell, Jr., Dwight Wegner, Randy Tarno, Mark Trautner

Heat #1 – M. Trautner, Corell, Zabel, Lamb, Priem, Stangeland, Bjerke
Heat #2 – Ohnstad, Keller, Johnson, Klein, Blue, J. Trautner
Heat #3 – Corell, Jr., Tarno, Burkhardsmier, Wegner, Smith

WISSOTA STREET STOCKS:

Feature – Rory Opp, Jason Grimes, Kelly Seckerson, Duffy Froemke, Billie Christ, Nick Thoreson, Kelly Hagel, Dave Rohweder, Brett McIlonie, Levi Babcock, Luke Nelson, Ryan Lehr, Barrett Berg, Rusty Kollman, Jeremy Schmidt, Ryan Pommerer, Cammy Ost, Rick Pommerer, Corey Wegner, Jamie Hanna, Spencer Johnson

Heat #1 – Hanna, Lehr, Nelson, Berg, Johnson, Kollman, Schmidt
Heat #2 – Opp, Seckerson, Hagel, Froemke, Babcock, Ryan Pommerer, Rohweder
Heat #3 – Grimes, McIlonie, Thoreson, Christ, Ost, Wegner, Rick Pommerer

WISSOTA MIDWEST MODIFIEDS:

Feature – Travis Sauer, Ron Sauer, Troy Burnside, Clinton Dunwoody, Rich Pavlicek, Steve Ost, Jim Morlock, Steve Pavlicek, Jeff Odden, Eric Edwards, Brent Schlafmann, Keith Hermanson, Dave Peterson, Rick Woehl, Tim Thomas, Chad Teiken, Chris Mack, Josh Differding, Justin Olson

Heat #1 – R. Pavlicek, R. Sauer, Woehl, Dunwoody, Differding, Edwards, Teiken
Heat #2 – Mack, Thomas, Schlafmann, S. Pavlicek, Hermanson, Olson
Heat #3 – T. Sauer, Ost, Burnside, Peterson, Morlock, Odden

BOMBERS:

Feature – Cory Jacobson, Jeff Widmer, Bob Banish, Jr., Jeff DeBuck, Jeremy Forester, Marty Nitschke, Chuck Himmerich, Paul Kirkeide, Casey Jensen, Ryan Mikkelson, Clay Houchin, Matt Gumke, Paul Wanzek, Casey Stangeland, Mark Berg, Lance Straabe, Leann Christensen, Tom Bjerke, Irv Mulfinger, Ryan Carr

Heat #1 – Straabe, DeBuck, Kirkeide, Jensen, Stangeland, Gumke, Curt Wiest, Mulfinger
Heat #2 – Jacobson, Forester, Bjerke, Nitschke, Christensen, Wanzek, Carr, Rohweder
Heat #3 – Berg, Banish, Mikkelson, Widmer, Himmerich, Landon Becker, Houchin
Consi – Wanzek, Gumke, Carr, Houchin, Mulfiner, Becker, Wiest

ROAD HOGS:

1. Tyler Michel and Eric Kilzer
2. Glenn Christenson and Cindy Christenson
3. Ryan Widmer and Shane Roemmich
4. Shaun Becker and Darvin Becker
5. Dana Snelson and Brian Albrecht
6. Tricia Christ and Marie Christ
7. Jake Emo and Garret Hillius
8. Loren Gumke and Fran Silbernagel
9. Dane Bollingberg and Evan Reimers
10.Devin Christ and Jeremy Hook
11.Tyler Thoms and Ross Bollingberg
12.Travis Albrecht and Tate Johnson
13.Jon Slag and Chris Scouten
14.Josh Klein and Chris Krapp

Cool Weather Can’t Stop Hot Racing Action

August 14th, 2005

The WISSOTA Modified feature saw Randy Tarno sneak through on the drop of the green, from his third row starting spot, to lead the first lap. The yellow flag waved at the completion of the first, second and third laps before the drivers settled into a rhythm and ran some consecutive green flag laps.

Mark Trautner got by Tarno on the lap 2 restart to take over the lead with Jerry Lamb moving around Tarno for second on lap 3. Kent Arment got by Lamb on lap 5 for second and set out after Trautner. Arment was flirting with disaster at the top of the track while Trautner ran a lower line.

The yellow flag came out again for a spin by Jamie Trautner on lap 9 and for Blake Jegtvig’s stalled car on lap 10. On the restart, Chad Ohnstad got by Arment for second but Arment passed him back on the next lap. Ohnstad and Arment exchanged the second place spot again on laps 12 and 13. Arment still ran second to Trautner on lap 18 and seemed to be gaining when his car suddenly died and he coasted off the track.

The race continued with Mark Trautner taking the checkered flag ahead of Ohnstad. Leo Burkhardsmier finished third after starting in the twelfth position. Dev Malmlov finished fourth followed by Lamb, Tarno, Chaun Peterson, Dave Rohweder driving the former Bob Sagen ride, Darrell Bauer and Jason Smith.

The WISSOTA Street Stock feature also had some yellow flag issues before the race finally got going with Ryan Lehr in the lead followed by Kelly Seckerson, Dave Rohweder, Brett McIlonie and Rusty Kollman.

Seckerson passed Lehr for the lead on lap 14 and Rohweder also got by Lehr. The yellow flag waved again on lap 15 when Kollman bumped Lehr in turn 4 causing him to spin. Lehr’s car was unable to refire and was towed to the pits.

On the restart at lap 15, the running order was Seckerson, Rohweder, Jason Grimes, Luke Nelson and McIlonie. Nelson passed McIlonie on lap 16 and Grimes on lap 17. At the finish line, it was Seckerson, Rohweder, Nelson, Grimes, McIlonie, Billie Christ, Kelly Hagel, Barrett Berg, Nick Thoreson and Ryan Pommerer.

The WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature produced a new winner this week in the person of Rich Pavlicek. Travis Sauer had won all but 1 feature race at Jamestown Speedway this season and some fans had put up a $100 bounty for anyone who could beat him. Pavlicek drew the pole for the feature while Sauer drew number 10. Sauer has come from the back to gain the win on several occasions and almost accomplished it again on Saturday.

Pavlicek opened up a sizable lead over second place Jim Morlock by the end of 5 laps and Sauer was up to fifth. At the end of ten laps, Sauer was still in fifth and Pavlicek’s lead was increasing. A yellow came out after 11 laps for contact between Sauer and Justin Jones. Jones was charged with the caution and restarted at the back of the field while Sauer restarted in fourth.

Sauer took over third from Steve Pavlicek on lap 16 and passed Morlock for second on lap 18. Once clear of traffic, Sauer turned up the wick and set out to catch Pavlicek only to spin in turn 4 collecting Morlock and Steve Ost. Ost pitted and was able to rejoin the field. Morlock’s right front tire came to rest in the right side of the windshield on Sauer’s car. Morlock was able to continue as was Sauer – less right side tin.

Steve Pavlicek passed Morlock on the restart and finished second to his son, Rich. Morlock finished third followed by Jones, Brent Schlafmann, T. Sauer, Dave Peterson, Chris Mack, Ron Sauer and Ost.

The bounty on Bomber driver Jeremy Forester went unclaimed as Forester scored yet another feature win. Forester started on the front row and led every lap as he extended his feature win streak to 5.

Mark Berg and Jeff DeBuck chased Forester the entire 15 lap distance but were unable to get by. Berg finished second followed by DeBuck, Bob Banish, Jr., Tom Bjerke, Marty Nitschke, Ryan Mikkelson, Cory Jacobson, Jeff Widmer and Dustin Erickson who celebrated his 21st birthday with a top 10 finish.

All regular classes will be competing again next week in the 2nd to the last point night of the season. The Faster Pastor race will also be part of the program on Saturday, Aug. 20th.

SUMMARY

WISSOTA MODIFIEDS:

Feature – Mark Tratner, Chad Ohnstad, Leo Burkhardsmier, Dev Malmlov, Jerry Lamb, Randy Tarno, Chaun Peterson, Dave Rohweder, Darrell Bauer, Jason Smith, Don Gumke, John Corell, Dwight Wegner, Cory Stangeland, Kent Arment, Balke Jegtvig, Jamie Trautner, Randy Klein

Heat #1 – Ohnstad, Arment, Jeremy Keller, Tarno, J. Trautner, Corell
Heat #2 – Malmlov, Klein, Burkhardsmier, Lamb, Smith, Bauer
Heat #3 – M. Trautner, Jegtvig, Rohweder, Wegner, Stangeland, Peterson

WISSOTA STREET STOCKS:

Feature – Kelly Seckerson, Dave Rohweder, Luke Nelson, Jason Grimes, Brett McIlonie, Billie Christ, Kelly Hagel, Barrett Berg, Nick Thoreson, Ryan Pommerer, Corey Wegner, Kevin Hermanson, Cammy Ost, Richard Pommerer, Spencer Johnson, Ryan Lehr, Rusty Kollman, Rory Opp, Jayson Corell

Heat #1 – Johnson, Ost, Nelson, Ryan Pommerer, Wegner, Rick Pommerer, Thoreson
Heat #2 – Lehr, Grimes, Kollman, Seckerson, Hagel, Corell
Heat #3 – Berg, Rohweder, Opp, McIlonie, Christ, Hermanson

WISSOTA MIDWEST MODS:

Feature – Rich Pavlicek, Steve Pavlicek, Jim Morlock, Justin Jones, Brent Schlafmann, Travis Sauer, Dave Peterson, Chris Mack, Ron Saurer, Steve Ost, Rick Woehl, Clinton Dunwoody, Eric Edwards, Keith Hermanson

Heat #1 – S. Pavlicek, R. Sauer, R. Pavlicek, Mack, Dunwoody, Hermanson, Ost
Heat #2 – T. Sauer, Jones, Edwards, Woehl, Morlock, Schlafmann, Peterson

BOMBERS:

Feature – Jeremy Forester, Mark Berg, Jeff DeBuck, Bob Banish, Jr., Tom Bjerke, Martin Nitschke, Ryan Mikkelson, Cory Jacobson, Jeff Widmer, Dustin Erickson, Leann Christenson, Ryan Carr, Paul Wanzek, Nate Jenrich, Casey Jensen, Paul Kirkeide, Casey Stangeland, Matt Gumke, Clay Houchin

Heat #1 – Jacobson, Berg, Stangeland, Bjerke, Carr, Jason Saari, Matt Gumke, Nick Cichos, Landon Becker
Heat #2 – Forester, Christensen, DeBuck, Nitschke, Erickson, Jenrich, Casey Jensen Chad Sogge, Mike Nims
Heat #3 – Kirkeide, Wanzek, Banish, Houchin, Widmer, Himmerich, Mikkelson, Irv Mulfinger
Consi – Saari, Jenrich, Mikkelson, Jensen, Gumke, Himmerich, Becker, Sogge, Nims, Mulfinger

ROAD HOGS:

1. Tyler Michel and Eric Kilzer
2. Devon Christ and Jeremy Hook
3. Loren Gumke and Donnie Martin
4. Travis Albrecht and Tate Johnson
5. Glenn Christensen and Brad Braun

Trautner and Seckerson Lead Flag-to-Flag for Wins

August 8th, 2005

Mark Trautner started on the front row of the WISSOTA Modified feature and led the entire 20 laps. Leo Burkhardsmier finished second followed by Randy Klein, John Corell and Jason Blue.

Kelly Seckerson led every lap of the WISSOTA Street Stock feature but the winner was decided by just inches at the line. Polesitter Billie Christ was the first to challenge Seckerson before Luke Nelson took over the second spot. Nelson ran the high groove while Seckerson ran low and maintained a slight advantage.

Just after the halfway point, Dave Rohweder moved into second and started working on Seckerson. Rohweder tried Seckerson high and low but Seckerson held his line. Coming out of turn four for the final time, Seckerson got a little high and Rohweder came out under him. They drag raced to the line with Seckerson taking the win by inches. Rohweder finished second followed by Nelson, Christ, Kelly Hagel, Jayson Corell and Rusty Kollman.

Travis Sauer took the lead from Cullen Brown on lap 3 and never looked back as he recorded yet another feature win. Rich Pavlicek finished second followed by Steve Ost, Chris Mack, Jim Morlock, Steve Pavlicek and Brown.

Jeremy Forester took the checkered flag in the Bomber feature ahead of point leader Jeff DeBuck to make it 4 feature wins in a row at Jamestown Speedway. Forester took the lead on lap 7 when former leader Mark Berg spun. DeBuck was right behind Forester on the restart and tried for the next 8 laps to make the pass. Forester was up to the challenge and held on for the win. DeBuck came in second followed by Jeff Widmer, Cory Jacobson, Bob Banish, Jr., Paul Kirkeide and Paul Wanzek.

Next Saturday will be a regular race with the Shriner Clowns on hand to entertain the crowd.

SUMMARY

WISSOTA MODIFIEDS:

Feature – Mark Trautner, Leo Burkhardsmier, Randy Klein, John Corell, Jason Blue, John Corell, Jr., Blake Jegtvig, Randy Tarno, Jamie Trautner, Marvin Priem, Dwight Wegner, Chad Ohnstad, Cory Stangeland, Jerry Lamb, Brett Neset, Jason Smith, Kent Arment.

Heat #1 – M. Trautner, Klein, Tarno, Lamb, Wegner, J. Trautner
Heat #2 – Ohnstad, Corell, Jegtvig, Stangeland, Arment, Corell, Jr.,
Heat #3 – Burkhardsmier, Priem, Blue, Smith, Neset

WISSOTA STREET STOCKS:

Feature – Kelly Seckerson, Dave Rohweder, Luke Nelson, Billie Christ, Kelly Hagel, Jayson Corell, Rusty Kollman, Barrett Berg, Ryan Lehr, Brett McIlonie, Corey Wegner, Ryan Pommerer, Cody Stotz, Cammy Ost, Spencer Johnson, Levi Babcock, Jon Young

Heat #1 – Christ, Young, Nelson, Seckerson, Kollman, Lehr
Heat #2 – Johnson, McIlonie, Hagel, Stotz, Babcock, Ost
Heat #3 – Berg, Corell, Rohweder, Pommerer, Wegner

WISSOTA MIDWEST MODIFIEDS:

Feature – Travis Sauer, Rich Pavlicek, Steve Ost, Chris Mack, Jim Morlock, Steve Pavlicek, Cullen Brown, Clinton Dunwoody, Rick Woehl, Eric Edwards, T.J. Brown, Dave Peterson

Heat #1 – Sauer, Woehl, S. Pavlicek, R. Pavlicek, Peterson, Edwards
Heat #2 – Ost, Morlock, Mack, C.Brown, Dunwoody, TJ Brown

BOMBERS:

Feature – Jeremy Forester, Jeff DeBuck, Jeff Widmer, Cory Jacobson, Bob Banish, Jr., Paul Kirkeide, Paul Wanzek, Tom Bjerke, Leann Christensen, Nate Jenrich, Dave Crane, Matt Gumke, Marty Nitschke, Dustin Erickson, Casey Stangeland, Mark Berg, Mark Michel, Ryan Carr, Casey Jensen, Landon Becker, Lance Straabe, Irvin Mulfiner, Ryan Mikkelson

Heat #1 – Mikkelson, Kirkeide, Nitschke, Bjerke, Carr, Stangeland, Straabe, Jenrich
Heat #2 – DeBuck, Banish, Erickson, Widmer, Gumke, Jensen, Michel, Mulfinger
Heat #3 – Forester, Berg, Jacobson, Becker, Crane, Wanzek, Christensen

ROAD HOGS:

1. Tyler Michel and Eric Kilzer
2. Jake Emo and Garrett Hillius
3. Shane Roemmich and Ryan Widmer
4. Evan Reimers and Dane Bollingberg
5. Glenn Christenson and Cindy Christenson

Rohweder Wins Dakota Street Stock Challenge Race #2

July 24th, 2005

The highlight of the evening was the Dakota Street Stock Challenge feature – the second in a series of 4 races at area tracks. Kelly Seckerson drew the pole for the 25 lap feature with Ryan Lehr starting alongside. A wreck on the first lap eliminated Derek Bernstein, the winner of the first Dakota Street Stock Challenge Series race, with front end damage.

On the restart, it was Dave Rohweder grabbing the lead from his second row starting spot. Rusty Kollman took over the second spot from Seckerson on lap 2 while Spencer Johnson ran fourth and Brett McIlonie was in fifth. The yellow flag waved after 3 laps for a spin by Cammy Ost and another caution came out on the restart for a spin by Barrett Berg in turn one.

Green flag racing resumed with Rohweder at the point followed by Kollman, Seckerson, Johnson and Ryan Lehr. While the leaders were nose to tail on the bottom of the track, Jason Corell and Jason Grimes, who started last, went to the rim of the track and made their own lane. At the 15 lap mark, the running order was Rohweder, Kollman, Seckerson, Jamie Hanna, Johnson, Grimes and Corell when the yellow flag waved for a spin by McIlonie. Before the race could be restarted, Kollman pulled in with a broken hub and Hanna broke an axle on the restart.

With ten laps remaining, the restart order was Rohweder, Seckerson, Johnson, Grimes and Corell. Corell stayed low but Grimes went to the top again and passed Seckerson for second. Two laps later, Grimes crossed the line ahead of Rohweder to take over the lead. After 4 laps at the front, however, Grime’s groove went away and Rohweder was able to get by him again. At the completion of 25 exciting laps, Rohweder claimed the win followed by Grimes, Seckerson, Corell and Johnson.

Thw WISSOTA Modified feature started with Leo Burkhardsmier on the pole and Dwight Wegner drawing the other front row spot. The start was yellow flagged as Randy Klein spun in turn 2. On the next start, it was Blake Jegtivg who grabbed the lead from his fifth place starting spot. Burkhardsmier came across in second followed by Randy Tarno, Mark Trautner and Chad Ohnstad.

The yellow flag came out after just 2 completed laps for a spin by Jamie Trautner. On the restart, Tarno was able to get by Burkhardsmier for second and Ohnstad passed Burkhardsmier one lap later. A caution period was called after 11 completed laps for a spin by M. Trautner in turn 1. On the restart, it was Jegtvig, Tarno, John Corell, Ohnstad and John Corell, Jr.

Ohnstad passed Corell for third on lap 17 as Jegtvig continued in the lead. Corell suffered a flat tire on the final lap giving up several spots at the finish line. Jegtvig took the checkered ahead of Tarno who was followed by Ohnstad, Scott Greer, Burkhardsmier, Corell, Jr., Mike Johnson and Corell, Sr.

Racing against a WISSOTA National Champion can be a good learning experience. That’s how the drivers in the new WISSOTA Midwest Modified class at Jamestown Speedway view racing against Travis Sauer every weekend. Of course, their goal is to beat him and they get closer to achieving that goal every week.

Rick Woehl, the only driver to beat Saurer in a feature event at Jamestown Speedway, drew the pole for the WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature Saturday night. Woehl grabbed the lead at the drop of the green followed by Rich Pavlicek, Saurer, Steve Pavlicek and Ron Saurer. Woehl was able to hold off Saurer for 2 laps but Sauer took the lead on lap 3 and never looked back.

Tim Thomas came for the back row to challenge Sauer the last 3 laps but ran out of time to try to make a serious attempt at a pass. Thomas finished second followed by R. Pavlicek, Steve Ost, Woehl and R. Saurer.

Jeff DeBuck went into Saturday night’s race leading the Bomber point standings by one point over Cory Jacobson. DeBuck’s lead seemed to be in jeopardy when Jacobson drew the front row for the start of the 15 lap feature and DeBuck drew #11. Jacobson had already gained 3 points more then DeBuck by winning his heat race while DeBuck finished 4th.

When the green flag dropped at the start of the Bomber feature, it was Jeremy Forester taking the lead from the fourth starting position. Forester was followed by Jacobson, Ryan Mikkelson, Matt Gumke and Tom Bjerke. After 5 completed laps, the event suffered a rash of yellow flags that saw both Jacobson and Mikkelson relegated to the rear of the field as well as Jordan Zillmer, Paul Wanzek and Nate Jenrich.

When green flag racing resumed, Forester found himself with a new challenger as DeBuck had worked his way through the field to second place. Forester was up to the challenge and held off DeBuck to win his third feature in a row. DeBuck finished second followed by Mikkelson, Leann Christensen and Paul Kirkeide. Jacobson also came back from the rear of the field and finished sixth.

There will be no racing at Jamestown Speedway on July 30th due to special events at other area tracks. The Speedway will not be idle, however, as it will host a Demo Derby and Herby Derby as well as other “Eve of Destruction” events.

SUMMARY

WISSOTA MODIFIEDS:

Feature – Blake Jegtvig, Randy Tarno, Chad Ohnstad, Scott Greer, Leo Burkhardsmier, John Corell, Jr., Mike Johnson, John Corell, Sr., Mark Trautner, Jamie Trautner, Jerry Lamb, Dwight Wegner, Corey Stangeland, Randy Klein

Heat #1 – Johnson, Greer, M. Trautner, Klein, Corell, Sr., Corell, Jr., Stangeland
Heat #2 – Ohnstad, Wegner, Burkhardsmier, Tarno, Jegtvig, Lamb, J. Trautner

WISSOTA STREET STOCKS:

Feature – Dave Rohweder, Jason Grimes, Kelly Seckerson, Jayson Corell, Spencer Johnson, Billie Christ, Barrett Berg, Ryan Lehr, Cammy Ost, Ryan Pommerer, Jamie Hanna, Brett McIlonie, Rusty Kollman, Levi Babcock, Brandon Hastings, Derek Bernstein

Heat #1 – Bernstein, Kollman, Hanna, Seckerson, McIlonie, Corell, Berg, Babcock
Heat #2 – Pommerer, Rohweder, Johnson, Hastings, Lehr, Ost, Christ, Grimes

WISSOTA MIDWEST MODIFIEDS:

Feature – Travis Saurer, Tim Thomas, Rich Pavlicek, Steve Ost, Rick Woehl, Ron Saurer, Clinton Dunwoody, Chris Mack, Steve Pavlicek, Brent Schlaffman, Eric Edwards, Dave Peterson, Keith Hermanson

Heat #1 – Dunwoody, Peterson, Ost, T. Saurer, Woehl, Schlaffman, Thomas
Heat #2 – R. Saurer, Jim Morlock, S. Pavlicek, R. Pavlicek, Hermanson, Mack, Edwards

BOMBERS:

Feature – Jeremy Forester, Jeff DeBuck, Ryan Mikkelson, Leann Christensen, Paul Kirkeide, Cory Jacobson, Matt Gumke, Casey Stangeland, Jeff Widmer, Bob Banish, Jr., Ryan Carr, Dustin Erickson, Paul Wanzek, Jordan Zillmer, Mark Berg, Tom Bjerke, Marty Nitschke, Nate Jenrich, Lance Straabe, Landon Becker

Heat #1 – Kirkeide, Straabe, Bjerke, DeBuck, Jenrich, Pete Jewett, Carr, Nick Cichos, Nitschke
Heat #2 – Berg, Christensen, Zillmer, Banish, Wanzek, Stangeland, Widmer, Erickson
Heat #3 – Jacobson, Forester, Mikkelson, Gumke, Becker, Irv Mulfinger, Clay Houchin, Casey Jensen
Consi – Stangeland, Widmer, Erickson, Nitschke, Carr, Jewett, Cichos, Mulfinger, Jensen

ROAD HOGS:

1. Shane Roemmich and Ryan Widmer
2. Jake Emo and Garrett Hillius
3. Tyler Michel and Eric Kilzer
4. Aaron Ritter and Loren Gumke
5. Shawn Becker and Darvin Becker
6. Tate Johnson and Travis Albrecht
7. Chris Kropp and John Slag
8. Cindy Christenson and Glenn Christenson
9. Brian Albrecht and David Stoppleworth
10. Chris Scouten and Brian Triebold

Hot and Windy for Stutsman County Fair Race

July 17th, 2005

Randy Tarno and Mike Johnson drew the front row for the WISSOTA Modified feature and Tarno grabbed the lead at the drop of the green. Johnson came by the flagstand in second followed by Marvin Priem, Leo Burkhardsmier and Blake Jegtvig. Priem brought out the yellow flag on lap 3 and on the restart, it was Tarno, Johnson, Mark Trautner, Jegtvig and Burkhardsmier.

Just one more lap was completed when John Corell, Jr. spun in turn 1. Trautner took advantage of the double file restart to get by Tarno and Scott Greer got by Johnson for third. The yellow flag flew for Johnson on lap 8 and he left the track with engine problems. Trautner led the field to the green for the restart followed by Greer, Burkhardsmier, Tarno and Jegtvig. Greer got by Trautner for the lead on lap 9 as Tarno passed Burkhardsmier for third. Burkhardsmier took third back from Tarno on lap 10.

The last caution of the race came on lap 14 for Priem and he retired to the pits. Greer continued in the lead and Burkhardsmier got by Trautner for second on the restart. Greer led the rest of the way and picked up his first Jamestown Speedway feature win of the season. Burkhardsmier finished second followed by Trautner, Jegtvig and Tarno.

The WISSOTA Street Stock feature started with Spencer Johnson grabbing the lead from the pole position. Brett McIlonie broke out of the pack in second followed by Kelly Seckerson, Kelly Hagel and Derek Bernstein. Seckerson passed McIlonie for second on lap 2 as Bernstein got by Hagel for fourth. Bernstein passed McIlonie for third on lap 3.

Seckerson made the move and the pass to get by Johnson for the lead on lap 9 just before the yellow flag came out for a spin by Cammy Ost. Seckerson held the lead for the restart followed by Johnson, McIlonie, Jason Grimes and Hagel. The yellow flag flew for Ryan Pommerer on lap 12 and again on lap 14 for debris on the track.

The race went green the rest of the way and Seckerson picked up his second feature win in row. Johnson finished second followed by Bernstein, Dave Rohweder, Hagel, Barrett Berg, Rusty Kollman and Luke Nelson.

Tim Thomas of West Fargo led the WISSOTA Midwest Modified field to the green for the start of their 20 lap feature event. Thomas was followed by Steve Ost, Keith Hermanson, Jim Morlock and Dave Peterson. After just 2 completed laps, the yellow came out for a crash in turn 2. All cars involved were able to continue with Brett Schlaffman restarting at the rear.

Ost took over the lead from Thomas on the restart followed by Morlock, Travis Sauer and Dave Peterson. Thomas brought out the next yellow on lap 7 giving second to Saurer. Ost survived the restart with the lead followed by Saurer, Steve Pavlicek, Morlock and Ron Saurer.

After two more caution periods and with 8 laps left, Ost was still in the lead followed by Travis Saurer, Ron Saurer, Steve Pavlicek and Jim Morlock. Ost held off the reigning WISSOTA National Champion for 5 more laps before sliding a little high in turn four on lap 18 and giving Sauer the opening he needed. Saurer took the lead and the win followed by Ost, Steve Pavlicek, Ron Saurer and Rich Pavlicek.

The point race in the Bomber class became a little closer Saturday night after the point leader had a DNF. Jeff DeBuck remains the point leader but by a much slimmer margin after he rolled his Bomber off turn 3 during the feature event.

Nate Jenrich was the early leader in the Bomber feature followed by Ryan Carr, Cory Jacobson, Jeremy Forester and Paul Wanzek. After 5 laps, Jenrich still held the lead but Forester had moved into second followed by Jacobson, Paul Kirkeide and DeBuck. On lap 6, DeBuck went off turn 3 and rolled his #3 Bomber. The car came to rest on its wheels and DeBuck was out of the car, uninjured, before the dust settled.

Jenrich had problems on the restart and Forester took over the lead followed by Jacobson, Kirkeide, Mark Berg and Ryan Mikkelson. The next and last caution came on lap 11 for Jenrich who retired to the pits.

Forester went on to claim his first feature win of the season followed by Jacobson, Kirkeide, Berg and Mikkelson.

The next race at Jamestown Speedway will be Wednesday, July 20th starting at 7 PM. This will be a complete points show for WISSOTA Modifieds, WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, WISSOTA Street Stocks, Bombers and Road Hogs.

SUMMARY

WISSOTA MODIFIEDS:

Feature – Scott Greer, Leo Burkhardsmier, Mark Trautner, Blake Jegtvig, Randy Tarno, John Corell, Chad Ohnstad, Corey Stangeland, John Corell, Jr., Jerry Lamb, Harold Peters, Dwight Wegner, Jamie Trautner, Marvin Priem, Mike Johnson

Heat #1 – Lamb, Johnson, Greer, Burkhardsmier, Jegtvig, Corell, Jr., Ohnstad, Peters
Heat #2 – M. Trautner, Tarno, J. Trautner, Wegner, Priem, Stangeland, Corell

WISSOTA STREET STOCKS:

Feature – Kelly Seckerson, Spencer Johnson, Derek Bernstein, Dave Rohweder, Kelly Hagel, Barrett Berg, Rusty Kollman, Luke Nelson, Billie Christ, Brett McIlonie, Kevin Hermanson, Ryan Pommerer, Corey Wegner, Cammy Ost, Jason Grimes, Jayson Corell.

Heat #1 – Corell, Nelson, Johnson, Kollman, Berg, Hermanson, Wegner, Ost
Heat #2 – Seckerson, Rohweder, Bernstein, McIlonie, Hagel, Grimes, Pommerer, Christ

WISSOTA MIDWEST MODIFIEDS:

Feature – Travis Sauer, Steve Ost, Steve Pavlicek, Ron Sauer, Rich Pavlicek, Jim Morlock, Ricky Woehl, Tim Thomas, Chris Mack, Keith Hermanson, Clinton Dunwoody, Dave Peterson, Brett Schlaffman, Troy Nelson, Eric Edwards

Heat #1 – Ost, Mack, T.Sauer, Hermanson, Peterson, Schlaffman, Nelson, R. Sauer
Heat #2 – Thomas, R. Pavlicek, Morlock, Woehl, S. Pavlicek, Dunwoody, Edwards

BOMBERS:

Feature – Jeremy Forester, Cory Jacobson, Paul Kirkeide, Mark Berg, Ryan Mikkelson, Leann Christensen, David Crane, Dustin Erickson, Lance Straabe, Pete Jewett, Clay Houchin, Marty Nitschke, Paul Wanzek, Nate Jenrich, Ryan Carr, Chad Hausaurer, Jeff DeBuck, Casey Stangeland, Landon Becker

Heat #1 – Straabe, Jenrich, Jacobson, Berg, Bob Banish, Jr., Matt Gumke, Casey Jensen
Heat #2 – Kirkeide, Mikkelson, Forester, Erickson, Jeff Widmer, Nick Cichos, Marty Nitschke
Heat #3 – Stangeland, Carr, Wanzek, Houchin, Christensen, Crane, Irv Mulfinfer
Heat #4 – Hausaurer, DeBuck, Jewett, Becker, Kyle Zachrison, Tony Underwood
Consy – Banish, Christensen, Crane, Nitschke, Gumke, Cichos, Zachrison, Mulfinger, Widmer, Jensen, Underswood

ROAD HOGS:

1. Jake Emo and Garrett Hillius
2. Randy Williams and Darvin Becker
3. Travis Albrecht and Tate Johnson
4. Will Traut and Loren Gumke
5. Devon Christ and Brent Christ
6. Brian Triebold and Chris Scouten
7. Mark Schumacher and Glenn Christenson
8. Shane Roemmich and Ryan Widmer
9. John Slag and Chris Krapp
10. Tyler Michel and Eric Kilzer

Dakota Classic Modifieds Highlight Jamestown Show

July 11th, 2005

Heat winners in the Modifieds were John Flory, of Williston, ND; Hank Berry of Sydney, MT; Eric Martini of Avon, MN; Dean Mahlstedt of Garner, IA; and Steven Pfeifer of Bowbells, ND. B-main winners were Joren Boyce of Minot, ND and Darrell Bauer of Mandan, ND.

Martini and Pfeifer drew the front row for the start of the 30 lap feature with John Flory of Williston and Berry in row 2. Martini led the first lap but Pfeifer came back to take the lead on lap 2. Mahlstedt, who started fifth, took over the point on lap 5 before the yellow flag came out for Jeremy Keller who tangled with Mark Trautner in turn 4. Keller retired to the pits but Trautner was able to continue.

Another yellow flag came out on the restart for John Corell, Jr. who was spun out in turn #1. Mahlstedt held the lead for the restart followed by Pfeifer, Berry, Flory and Martini. Berry passeed Pfeifer for second on the next lap. Another yellow came out on lap 8 for a spin charged to Wayne Johnson. Mahlstedt continued in the lead on the restart but Berry passed him 2 laps later for the lead.

Berry survived serveral caution periods and held off Mahlstedt on every restart to capture the feature event and the point lead for the 2005 Dakota Classic Modified Tour. Mahlstedt finished second followed by Scott Duval, Pfeifer, Flory, Ed Turnbull, Shawn Nolan, Mike Hagen, Shawn Strand and Wayne Johnson

The WISSOTA Street Stock feature was another hard fought event. Rusty Kollman was the early leader before Dave Rohweder took over at the halfway point. Rohweder’s car pushed high in turn four on lap 17 and Kelly Seckerson took advantage of Rohweder’s slip and passed him for the lead. Seckerson lead the last 4 laps and took the win over Rohweder, Derek Bernstein, Jamie Hanna, Brett McIlonie, Kollman and Barrett Berg.

Chris Mack was able to repair the Midwest Modified that he rolled Monday night and returned to competition Saturday along with Ricky Woehl whose car was heavily damaged in an accident on July 2nd. Both cars proved to be very competitive once again.

Ron Saurer and and Brett Schlaffman started the WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature on the front row. Ron Saurer took the lead at the drop of the green followed by Ricky Woehl, Travis Saurer, Chris Mack and Schlaffman. Travis Saurer passed his dad for the lead on lap 5 and led the rest of the way to the checkerd. Ron Saurer finished second followed by Woehl, Jim Morlock, Rich Pavlicek, Steve Pavlicek, Steve Ost and Dave Peterson. Mack dropped out after just one lap when he lost his air cleaner.

Jeff DeBuck won another feature in the Bomber class Saturday night. DeBuck started on the front row and led every lap taking the checkered ahead of Mark Berg, Jeremy Forester, Cory Jacobosn, Chuck Himmerich, Leann Christensen, Ryan Carr and Ryan Mikkelson.

Next weekend will be the Stutsman County Fair Race and will start at 6 :00 PM. All regular classes will be competing.

SUMMARY

DAKOTA CLASSIC MODIFIED TOUR :

Feature – Hank Berry, Dean Mahlstedt, Scott Duval, Steven Pfeifer, John Flory, Ed Turnbull, Shawn Nolan, Mike Hagen, Shawn Strand, Wayne Johnson, Eric Martini, Joren Boyce, Troy Heupel, Ed Conlon, Nathan Burke, John Corell, Jr., Mark Trautner, Aaron Turnbull, Darrell Bauer, Jeremy Keller, Randy Tarno

Heat #1 – Flory, Burke, Corell, Jr., Phil Penney, Kevin Lisafeld, Mark Dahl, Jim Hausauer, Don Gumke
Heat #2 – Berry, Keller, Duval, E. Turnbull, Herb Bargman, Chris Scholpp, Jodi Olson, Davin Emmel
Heat #3 – Martini, Strand, Trautner, Boyce, KoenVanMeeteren, Johnson, John Corell, Drew Christianson, Jason Nordhougen
Heat #4 – Mahlstedt, Conlon, Nolan, Bauer, Tarno, Darcy Walker, Chris Woodal, Kelly Bauman
Heat #5 – Pfeifer, Hagen, Heupel, Marlyn Seidler, Kurt Erdman, Eric Folstad, Terry Hanson, Trent Johnson
B-Main #1 – Boyce, W. Johnson, A. Turnbull, Penney, Hanson, T. Johnson, Corell, Sr., Van Meeteren, Erdman, Hausauer, Emmel, Walker, Bargman, Seidler
B-Main #2 – Bauer, E. Turnbull, Tarno, Folstad, Gumke, Schlopp, Lisafeld, Nordhougen, Bauman, Woodal, Mike Spaulding, Olson, Christianson

WISSOTA STREET STOCKS :

Feature – Kelly Seckerson, Dave Rohweder, Derek Bernstein, Jamie Hanna, Brett McIlonie, Rusty Kollman, Barrett Berg, Spencer Johnson, Jayson Corell, Billie Christ, Ross Romdalvik, Ryan Pommerer, Royce Jawaski, Jason Grimes, Jerry Theis, Cammy Ost, Kevin Hermanson

Heat #1 – Bernstein, Theis, Seckerson, McIlonie, Grimes, Pommerer
Heat #2 – Corell, Berg, Kollman, Jawaski, Corey Wegner, Romdalvik
Heat #3 – Johnson, Hanna, Ost, Rohweder, Christ, Hermanson

WISSOTA MIDWEST MODIFIEDS :

Feature – Travis Saurer, Ron Saurer, Ricky Woehl, Jim Morlock, Rich Pavlicek, Steve Pavlicek, Steve Ost, Dave Peterson, Clinton Dunwoody, Brett Schlafmann, Eric Edwards, Chris Mack

Heat #1 – Mack, R. Saurer, R. Pavlicek, Schlafmann, Dunwoody, Morlock,
Heat #2 – T.Saurer, Woehl, S. Pavlicek, Ost, Edwards, Peterson

BOMBERS :

Feature – Jeff DeBuck, Mark Berg, Jeremy Forester, Cory Jacobson, Chuck Himmerich, Leann Christensen, Ryan Carr, Ryan Mikkelson, Paul Kirkeide, Casey Stangeland, Jeff Widmer, Tom Bjerke, Matt Gumke, Jordon Zillmer, Nick Cichos, Marty Nitschke, Lance Straabe, Chad Hausauer, Bob Banish, Blaine Wampler

Heat #1 – Carr, Gumke, Straabe, Nitschke, Bjerke, Chad Roemmich, Cichos
Heat #2 – Berg, Widmer, Wampler, Himmerich, Hausauer, Casey Jensen, Tony Underwood
Heat #3 – DeBuck, Jacobson, Stangeland, Christensen, Paul Wanzek, Irv Mufflinger, Dustin Herz
Heat #4 – Mikkelson, Forester, Zillmer, Banish, Kirkeide, Jason Wiest
Consi – Hausauer, Kirkeide, Bjerke, Cichos, Jensen, Wanzek, Herz, Wiest, Underwood, Mulfinger

ROAD HOGS :

1. Tyler Michel and Eric Kilzer
2. Travis Albrecht and Tate Johnson
3. Devon Christ and William Ahrendt
4. David Stoppleworth and Dan Albrecht
5. Jake Emo and Garrett Hil

Weather Not Factor in Late Model Action

July 3rd, 2005

Heat winners in the Late Model division were Brad Seng, Troy Schill, Mike Balcaen and Curt Gelling while Les Pritchard won the B-main. Gelling drew the pole for the 25 lap feature with Jon Seitz starting beside him. Gelling grabbed the lead at the drop of the green followed by Tom Corcoran, Seitz, Dale Skytland and Mitch Johnson.

The start was called back because of an incident in turn 2 when Brian Strand and Skytland made contact. Skytland resumed his starting position while Strand restarted at the back of the field. The race went green for eight laps before a caution came out for Cody Skytland who lost a wheel in turn 1. He was able to make repairs and rejoin the field. On the restart, a pile up in turn 4 eliminated John Corell, Russ John and Blaine Doppler.

The race went green the rest of the way with Gelling taking his second feature victory of the season at Jamestown Speedway. Corcoran finished second followed by Jon Seitz, Dale Skytland, Mitch Johnson, Brad Seng, Matt Aukland, Troy Schill, Mike Balcaen and Roger Gendron.

The WISSOTA Street Stock feature had Dave Rohweder and Jamie Hanna starting on the front row followed by Luke Nelson and Jason Grimes. Rohweder took the lead on the start followed by Hanna, Nelson, Kelly Seckerson, Grimes and Rory Opp.

The yellow flag came out after just 2 completed laps for a spin by Corey Wegner in turn 2. The green flag restart only lasted a quarter of a lap before the yellow waved again. The second place car of Jamie Hanna appeared to lose power going through the first corner causing a melee that eliminated Luke Nelson. With Hanna and Nelson out, the running order on the restart was Rohweder, Grimes, Seckerson, Opp and Billie Christ. Derek Bernstein lost a wheel going into turn 1 ending his night and bringing out the yellow flag once again.

Grimes went to the top of the track on the restart and blew by Rohweder to take the lead. Three laps later, the yellow flag waved for Rory Opp who was stopped just off the racing surface. Opp retired to the pits and on the restart Rohweder passed Grimes for the lead followed by Seckerson, Christ and Dave Weigum.

Grimes’ high groove began to go away and Seckerson got by him on lap 10. Grimes maintained third followed by Christ, Weigum and Rusty Kollman. When the white flag waved on lap 19, Seckerson began working under Rohweder and passed him for the lead and the win coming out of turn 4. Rohweder finished second followed by Grimes, Christ, Brett McIlonie, Kollman, Spencer Johnson and Barrett Berg.

The Bomber Challenge Series kicked off Saturday night with 38 cars competing in the first race of the 3 race series. Mark Berg and Leann Christensen started on the front row for the 20 lap main event. Berg took the lead at the drop of the green followed by Christensen, Paul Kirkeide, Paul Olson and Travis Edinger. Jeff DeBuck passed Edinger for fifth before the yellow came out after just 2 completed laps for Ryan Mikkelson who changed a flat tire and rejoined the field. Paul Olson spun on the restart and collected several more cars. Olson was done for the night as were Ryan Carr and Pete Jewett.

Kirkeide got by Christensen for second just before the yellow flag flew again. Casey Stangeland went to the back of the field for the restart as Berg continued in the lead followed by Kirkeide. Christensen’s car was off the pace allowing Jeff DeBuck to get by on lap 4. Cory Jacobson and Edinger passed Christensen on lap 5.

Bob Banish, Jr. was charged with the fourth and final caution of the race and retired for the remainder of the event under the yellow/black rule. Berg continued in the lead on the lap 12 restart followed by Kirkeide, DeBuck, Dana Spitzer, Jacobson, Edinger and Marty Nitschke.

With just 3 laps remaining in the event, Berg gave up his lead and pulled off the track with a flat tire leaving Kirkeide to take the lead and the win. Kirkeide was followed across the line by DeBuck, Spitzer, Jacobson, Nitschke, Dave Falkenstein, Edinger and Dave Crane.

The next race of the Bomber Challenge Series will be at Sheyenne River Speedway in Lisbon, ND on July 10th.

The 4th of July race will be followed by a gigantic fireworks display sponsored by the City of Jamestown. Next Saturday, July 9th, Jamestown Speedway will host the opening night of the 7-day Dacotah Classic Modified Tour. This is an unsanctioned event for Modifieds. The WISSOTA MW Mods, WISSOTA Street Stocks, the Bombers and the Road Hogs will also compete. The Dacotah Classic Modified Tour moves to NoDak Speedway in Minot, ND on July 10th.

SUMMARY

WISSOTA / NLRA LATE MODELS:

Feature – Curt Gelling, Tom Corcoran, Jon Seitz, Dale Skytland, Mitch Johnson, Brad Seng, Matt Aukland, Troy Schill, Mike Balcaen, Roger Gendron, Steve Anderson, Les Pritchard, Brian Strand, Cody Skytland, Troy Olson, Howard Schill, Jr., Blaine Doppler, Russ John, John Corell, Paul Mueller

Heat #1 – Seng, Seitz, Corcoran, Doppler, Pritchard, Terry Newhouse, John

Heat #2 – T. Schill, D. Skytland, Troy Olson, Steve Anderson, Scott Brown, H. Schill, Greg Meyer

Heat #3 – Balcaen, M. Johnson, Gendron, Mueller, Dustin Hapka, Ben Mickelson, Scott Johnson

Heat #4 – Gelling, Strand, Aukland, Corell, C. Skytland, Robbie Rice, Joe Johnson

B-Main – Pritchard, John, C. Skytland, Rice, Hapka, Mickelson, S. Johnson, Newhouse, H. Schill, Brown

WISSOTA STREET STOCKS:

Feature – Kelly Seckerson, Dave Rohweder, Jason Grimes, Billie Christ, Brett McIlonie, Rusty Kollman, Spencer Johnson, Barrett Berg, Dave Weigum, Cammy Ost, Jeremy Schmidt, Jason Babcock, Ryan Pommerer, Ross Romdalvik, Kelly Hagel, Eric Robertson, Corey Wegner, Chris Crutcher, Levi Babcock, Rory Opp, Derek Bernstein, Luke Nelson, Jamie Hanna

Heat #1 – Rohweder, Kollman, Grimes, McIlonie, L. Babcock, J. Babcock, Hagel, Wegner

Heat #2 – Berg, Hanna, Christ, Weigum, Robertson, Ost, Crutcher, Schmidt

Heat #3 – Bernstein, Seckerson, Opp, Nelson, Johnson, Romdalvik, Pommerer

BOMBERS:

Feature – Paul Kirkeide, Jeff DeBuck, Dana Spitzer, Cory Jacobson, Marty Nitschke, Dave Falkenstein, Travis Edinger, Dave Crane, Casey Stangeland, Tom Bjerke, Nick Cichos, Dustin Erickson, Casey Jensen, Leann Christensen, Mark Berg, Ryan Mikkelson, Jeremy Forester, Bob Banish, Jr., Pete Jewett, Ryan Carr, Paul Olson

Heat #1 – Jacobson, Stangeland, Carr, Cichos, Landon Becker, Jason Wiest, Duane Wiest

Heat #2 – DeBuck, Spitzer, Banish, Bjerke, Jim Olson, Kyle Zachrison, Tony Underwood

Heat #3 – Kirkeide, Christensen, Jewett, Jensen, Erickson, Irv Mulfinger, Matt Gumke

Heat #4 – Mikkelson, Berg, Forester, Falkenstein, Tim Shiek, Lance Straabe, Chad Roemmich, Chuck Himmerich

Heat #5 – P. Olson, Travis Edinger, Crane, Nitschke, Kyle Zittleman, Jeff Widmer, Nate Jenrich

Consi #1 – Nitschke, Jensen, Cichos, Widmer, Shiek, Himmerich, J. Wiest, Underwood, J. Olson

Consi #3 – Falkenstein, Bjerke, Erickson, Zittleman, Straabe, Becker, Jenrich, Zachrison, Gumke, D. Wiest

ROAD HOGS:

1. Tyler Michel and Eric Kilzer
2. Glenn Christenson and Cindy Christenson
3. Travis Albrecht and Tate Johnson
4. Brian Triebold and Chris Scouten
5. David Stoppleworth and Dan Albrecht

Swift Swenson Sprints to WISSOTA Victory

June 26th, 2005

Chuck Swenson of Watertown, SD and Scott Butz of Argusville were the winners of the Sprint Car heats. John Frantzen of Baxter, MN drew the pole for the feature event with Swenson on the outside of the front row.

Swenson grabbed the lead on the drop of the green followed by Frantzen, Loren Langerud and Butz. The yellow flag waved on lap 5 for a spin by Kevin Ingle and on the restart, Lee Grosz spun. The green flag was followed by another yellow as Butz ran over the cone on the start. The alignment for the final restart was Swenson, Frantzen, Langerud, Natalie Sather and Nikitenko.

Langerud challenged Swenson on the restart but Swenson pulled away leaving Langerud to battle with Frantzen for second. Sather got by Langerud two laps later and set her sights on Frantzen. She finally made the pass on lap 17 but wasn’t able to catch Swenson in the remaining 3 laps. At the checkered, it was Swenson, Sather, Frantzen, Langerud, Butz, Nikitenko and rookie Mike Sitzman, Jr.

Jerry Lamb and Chad Ohnstad started the Wissota Modified feature on the front row followed by Kent Arment and John Corell, Jr. Lamb led the first lap but Ohnstad took over on lap two just before a yellow came out for Brandon Carlson. On the restart, the running order was Ohnstad, Lamb, Arment, Duffy Froemke and John Corell, Sr.

Froemke was driving the #90 car of Greg Pfaff and wasted no time taking it to the front. He started in the eighth position but was in fourth on the lap 2 restart, passed Arment for third on lap 4 and Lamb for second on lap 5.

The yellow flag came out on lap 16 as a tailend car spun while being lapped by the leaders. On the restart, it was Ohnstad, Froemke, Lamb, Arment and Corell. Corell got by Arment on the drop of the green but Arment took the spot back on lap 18 and passed Lamb for third on lap 19. Ohnstad took the checkered flag ahead Froemke, Arment, Lamb and Corell.

The lineup for the 20 lap WISSOTA Street Stock feature had Duffy Froemke and Cammy Ost on the front row followed by Luke Nelson and Billie Christ. Froemke led the first lap with Nelson in second and Kelly Seckerson in third. Nelson got by Froemke for the lead on lap 2 and Seckerson passed Froemke for second on lap 4. Froemke continued be shuffled back as Christ passed him for third on lap 5.

The yellow flag flew for a spin by Ost on lap 10 and one the restart, Derek Bernstein was called for jumping the start. After one more lap was completed, the yellow flag waved again for Ross Romdalvik. Green flag racing resumed with Nelson in the lead followed by Seckerson, Froemke, Christ and Spencer Johnson.

Dave Rohweder broke into the top five when he passed Johnson on lap 12 and bettered that by one spot when he passed Christ for fourth on lap 14. The final yellow flag of the race came on lap 16 when Kevin Hermanson had a flat tire and spun.

At the finish line, it was Nelson, Seckerson, Froemke, Rohweder, Christ, Barrett Berg, Jason Grimes, Johnson, Rusty Kollman and Jamie Hanna.

The WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature started with Eric Edwards and Steve Pavlicek on the front row followed by Jim Morlock and Clinton Dunwoody. Pavlicek grabbed the lead followed by Edwards, Dunwoody, Travis Saurer and Steve Ost. Jim Morlock pitted during a yellow flag after just one lap was completed. Two laps later another yellow flag came out for Edwards who restarted at the rear of the field. Saurer took the lead on lap 4 but his car was smoking heavily and he was given a mechanical black flag. A yellow came out just as Saurer pulled into the pits and he was able to complete repairs in time to rejoin the field before the green waved again.

Dunwoody was in the lead on the lap 5 restart followed by Ost, Steve Pavlicek, Chris Mack and Rich Pavlicek. Ost took the lead from Dunwoody on lap 9 and Mack got by Rich Pavlicek to take over third. Meanwhile, Saurer was making his way through the fireld and moved into second on lap 13.

A yellow flag waved on lap 18 and Brent Schlafmann retired to the pits. On the restart with 2 laps to go, Saurer got the jump on Ost and took over the lead. Ost was followed by Rick Woehl, Steve Pavlicek and Rich Pavlicek. On the final lap, Ost got sideways on the backstretch and Dunwoody ran over the front of Ost’s car. Dunwoody’s car launched into the air and rolled coming to rest upside down on the top of the track. Dunwoody emerged uninjured but his car was heavily damaged.

The finish of the race reverted back to the running order on the white flag lap giving Saurer the win followed by Woehl, S. Pavlicek, R. Pavlicek and Dunwoody.

The Bomber feature had Mark Berg and Jeff DeBuck on the front row for the start of the 15 lap race. DeBuck grabbed the lead at the drop of the green and led all the way to the checkered. The last lap of the race brought a lot of bumping and banging and when the smoke had cleared, the finishing order was determined to be DeBuck, Berg, Bob Banish Jr., Casey Stangeland and Jeff Widmer.

Next Saturday will bring the return of the WISSOTA / NLRA Late Models to Jamestown Speedway along with the Challenge Series for Bombers. The WISSOTA Street Stocks and the Road Hogs will also be running.

SUMMARY

WISSOTA CHAMPIONSHIP SPRINTS:

Feature – Chuck Swenson, Natalie Sather, John Frantzen, Loren Langerud, Scott Butz, Greg Nikitenko, Mike Sitzman, Jr., Sye Anderson, Dave Glennon, Lee Grosz, Brian Fuchs, Kevin Ingle

Heat #1 – Swenson, Nikitenko, Langerud, Sather, Anderson, Fuchs, Ingle
Heat #2 – Butz, Franzen, Sitzman, Glennon, Grosz, Todd Nickelson

WISSOTA MODIFIEDS:

Feature – Chad Ohnstad, Duffy Froemke, Kent Arment, Jerry Lamb, John Corell, Sr., Blake Jegtvig, Chaun Peterson, Leo Burkhardsmier, Randy Tarno, John Schulz, Don Gumke, Corey Stangeland, Brandon Carlson, Michael Tiani, Dwight Wegner, Scott Anderson, John Corell, Jr.

Heat #1 – Lamb, Tarno, Corell, Jr., Peterson, Carlson, Burkhardsmier, Schulz, Wegner, Tiani
Heat #2 – Ohnstad, Arment, Froemke, Jegtvig, Corell, Sr., Anderson, Stangeland, Randy Klein, Gumke

WISSOTA STREET STOCKS:

Feature – Luke Nelson, Kelly Seckerson, Duffy Froemke, Dave Rohweder, Billie Christ, Barrett Berg, Jason Grimes, Spencer Johnson, Rusty Kollman, Jamie Hanna, Jerry Theis, Kelly Hagel, Derek Bernstein, Jayson Corell, Eric Anderson, Ryan Pommerer, Ross Romdalvik, Cammy Ost, Kevin Hermanson, Corey Wegner, Royce Jawaski, Rick Pommerer, Brett McIlonie

Heat #1 – Froemke, Seckerson, Ost, Theis, Romdalvik, Wegner, Rick Pommerer, McIlonie
Heat #2 – Johnson, Bernstein, Rohweder, Grimes, Ryan Pommerer, Hagel, Jawaski, Anderson
Heat #3 – Nelson, Berg, Kollman, Christ, Hanna, Hermanson, Corell

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:

Feature – Travis Saurer, Rick Woehl, Steve Pavlicek, Rich Pavlicek, Clinton Dunwoody, Chris Mack, Dave Peterson, Ron Saurer, Marcus Montgomery, Eric Edwards, Keith Hermanson, Steve Ost, Brent Schlaffman, Jim Morlock, Brad Perleberg

Heat #1 – S. Pavlicek, Mack, Edwards, Morlock, Hermanson, S. Pavlicek, R. Saurer
Heat #2 – Ost, Woehl, Dunwoody, T. Saurer, Peterson, Montgomery, Schlaffman, Perleberg

BOMBERS:

Feature – Jeff DeBuck, Mark Berg, Bob Banish, Jr., Casey Stangeland, Jeff Widmer, Lance Straabe, Dave Crane, Jeremy Forester, Cory Jacobson, Leann Christensen, Curt Wiest, Chuck Himmerich, Nick Cichos, Nate Jenrich, Dustin Erickson, Landon Becker, Paul Wanzek, Paul Kirkeide, Ryan Carr

Heat #1 – Forester, Widmer, Berg, Jacobson, Clay Houchin, Tom BJerke, Himmerich, Matt Gumke
Heat #2 – DeBuck, Carr, Straabe, Crane, Erickson, Casey Jensen, Dana Spitzer, Marty Nitschke
Heat #3 – Ryan Mikkelson, Kirkeide, Wiest, Cichos, Jenrich, Christensen, Kyle Zachrison
Heat #4 – Stangeland, Banish, Becker, Wanzek, Irv Mulfinger, Andy Kapp, Eugene Dunwoody
Consi – Erickson, Christensen, Himmerich, Jenrich, Bjerke, Houchin, Gumke, Zachrison, Jensen, Kapp, Tony Underwood, Nitschke, Mulfinger

ROAD HOGS:

1. Tyler Michel and Eric Kilzer
2. Ryan Widmer and Shane Roemmich
3. Brian Triebold, and Chris Scouten
4. Ross Bollingberg and Evan Reimers
5. David Stoppleworth and Dan Albrecht

Hughes Captures USMTS Winner’sTrophy

June 19th, 2005

USMTS heat races were won by Alan Mondus of Lakeville, MN; Corey Dripps of Waterloo, IA and Jason Hughes of Colcord, OK. The B-main winner was Jamestown Speedway regular, Mark Trautner, of Mahnomen, MN.

The top eight in passing points after the heat races were Hughes, Dripps, Mondus, Jon Tesch, Randy Tarno, Scott Greer, Kelly Shryock and Tommy Myer. After the redraw, the starting lineup was Tarno, Hughes, Greer, Tesch, Mondus, Dripps, Myer and Shryock.

Tarno led the first lap but Hughes led lap 2 followed by Myer, Tarno, Mondus, Greer and Shryock. A caution flew at lap 4 for a spin in turn 4 by Tommy Weder, Jr. and 2 laps later, Brad McEwan spun in turn 1.

Hughes continued to lead during a 16 lap green flag run that ended on lap 22 when the yellow flew for a spin by Mike Johnson. Jodi Olson slowed with mechanical problems on lap 25 and exited the track at the end of the front straightaway. Several cars got together trying to avoid Olson and the yellow flew again.

Hughes survived the restarts with his lead intact and Myer, Shryock and Dripps battling behind him for second. Trautner moved into fifth on lap 31 while Corell, Greer and Berry jockeyed for the sixth position.

After 40 laps of USMTS Modified racing, Hughes took the checkered ahead of Myer, Shryock, Dripps, Trautner, Corell, Berry, Greer, Weder and Tesch.

Steve Ost made his 2005 WISSOTA Street Stock debut memorable by drawing the pole for the 20 lap feature. Dave Rohweder started alongside Ost and grabbed the lead at the drop of the green followed by Brett McIlonie, Ost, Ryan Lehr and Kelly Seckerson. Seckerson passed Lehr on lap 3 and McIlonie on lap 5 to take over second place.

The yellow flag flew after 13 laps when Ost and Jason Grimes made contact. On the restart, Rohweder held off a challenge from Seckerson and went on to win his second Jamestown Speedway feature of the season. Seckerson finished second followed by McIlonie, Billie Christ, Rusty Kollman and Ryan Lehr.

Second year Bomber driver Matt Gumke drew the pole for the Bomber feature with rookie Ryan Mikkelson lined up alongside. Mikkelson grabbed the lead when the field took the green followed by Gumke, Tom Bjerke and Paul Kirkeide. The yellow flew with only 1 lap completed and Nick Cichos went to the back for the restart. Veteran Bomber driver Jeff DeBuck moved into second on lap 4 after starting in the eighth position.

Mikkelson held off DeBuck through several green flag laps and another restart before DeBuck’s engine locked up and he coasted off the track. Kirkeide found himself in second for the next restart but was unable to get by Mikkelson. Mikkelson, a fourteen year old rookie, went on to claim his first ever Jamestown Speedway feature win over a field of 31 other Bomber drivers. Kirkeide came in second followed by Mark Berg, Lance Straabe, Leann Christensen, Paul Wanzek, Bob Banish, Jr. and Cory Jacobson.

Next Saturday will bring the WISSOTA Championship Sprint Cars to the high banks of Jamestown Speedway. All regular classes will also be running in the first Super Saturday event of the season. Racing starts at 7 PM.

Picture credit: Phat Dinh of Jamestown

Saurer Comes from 17th to Win Midwest Mod Feature

June 6th, 2005

The WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds were featured Saturday with a $500 to win special. Travis Saurer, the 2004 WISSOTA national champion, has dominated the class at Jamestown so far this season, but after a spin in his heat race, Saurer lined up for the feature in the 17th position.

It was last week’s feature winner, Rick Woehl, who took the lead at the start of the Midwest Modified 20 lap main event followed by Clinton Dunwoody, Steve Pavlicek, Rich Pavlicek and Ron Saurer. A crash in turn 4 on lap 3 brought out the yellow flag for an extended caution period while the cars of Brad Perleberg and Matt Fullerton were separated. Fullerton was able to continue while Perleberg’s car was towed to the pits.

Woehl maintained the lead on the restart as Steve Pavlicek got by Dunwoody for second. On lap 5, T. Saurer broke into the top five as Dunwoody continued to slip back. T. Saurer continued his march to the front passing his father and Rich Pavlicek on lap 7 and Steve Pavlicek on lap 8. The yellow flag was displayed after lap 9 for a spin by Eric Edwards.

Woehl held the lead on the restart and fended off T. Saurer over the next 3 laps but Saurer was not to be denied and took over the point on lap 13. Travis Saurer went on to win his third feature of the 2005 season at the Jamestown Speedway. Woehl finished second followed by Rich Pavlicek, Cullen Brown and Ron Saurer.

The WISSOTA Modified feature started with Mark Trautner and Jay McDonald on the front row with John Corell, Sr. and Leo Burkhardsmier in row two. Trautner grabbed the lead at the drop of the green followed by Corell, McDonald, Burkhardsmier and Jerry Lamb. The yellow flag came out after 4 laps for a spin by Mike Johnson. Two laps later, another yellow flag was displayed for John Corell, Jr. and again for Jerry Lamb on the restart.

When another green flag lap was recorded, it was Trautner with the lead followed by McDonald, Kent Arment, Corell, Sr., and Chad Ohnstad. Trautner held off McDonald and survived 3 more cautions with the lead intact. McDonald made his final move as the pair entered turn 1 after taking the white flag. The two cars made contact and McDonald spun leaving Trautner to take the checkered flag ahead of Arment, Corell, Sr., Ohnstand and Corell, Jr. McDonald recovered to finish 10th.

Barrett Berg and Billie Christ started the WISSOTA Street Stock feature from the front row and were the only 2 leaders in the 20 lap event. Berg lead the first 12 laps before Christ got by to record his first feature win in his rookie year in the class. Dave Rohweder charged from the eighth starting position to finish second followed by Kelly Seckerson, Berg and Royce Jawaski.

Dana Spitzer lead all 15 laps of the Bomber feature holding off Jeff DeBuck the last half of the race to capture his first victory of the 2005 season. DeBuck finished second followed by Bob Banish, Jr., Leann Christensen and Marty NItschke.

Jamestown Speedway’s annual Say No to Drugs coloring contest winners will be announced next week during the regular racing program.

Ohnstad Gets Checkers in WISSOTA Mod Action

May 29th, 2005

The WISSOTA Modified feature went 20 laps non-stop on the smooth, fast ¼ mile oval. Greg Pfaff held the pole on the start with Chad Ohnstad on his right. Ohnstad grabbed the lead when the green flag waved followed by Pfaff, Randy Tarno, Bryce Bjerke, Blake Jegtvig, Mark Trautner and John Corell, Jr.

Trautner moved up to fourth on the second lap and into third on lap 5 while Ohnstad started to stretch out his lead. Trautner got by Pfaff on lap 9 to take over the second spot and set his sights on Ohnstad. At the halfway point, Ohnstad was already in lapped traffic, weaving his way around slower cars without hesitation. Trautner never got a clear view of Ohnstad the rest of the way as there was always at least one lapped car between them.

When the checkered flag flew, it was Ohnstad followed by Trautner, Pfaff, Corell, Jr., Jetgvig, Jerry Lamb, Mike Johnson, Bjerke Corell, Sr. and Darrell Bauer.

The WISSOTA Street Stock heat races were some of the most exciting races of the Saturday night program. In the first heat, Kelly Seckerson, Jason Grimes, Duffy Froemke and Luke Nelson battled three and four wide the entire 8 laps. Grimes was the eventual winner followed by Froemke, Nelson and Seckerson.

Heat two was another thriller with Derek Bernstein winning ahead of Ryan Lehr, Tony Marsh and Kelly Hagel. Last week’s feature winner, Barrett Berg, was the winner of the third heat over Rory Opp, Jerry Theis and Rusty Kollman. Dave Rohweder went flag to flag to win heat four.

Bernstein drew the pole for the WISSOTA Street Stock feature with Rohweder starting alongside. It was Rohweder who grabbed the early lead followed by Bernstein, Grimes, Kevin Hermanson and Lehr. Lehr got by Hermanson for second on lap three as Rohweder opened up a sizable lead. The battle for second saw Bernstein, Grimes, Lehr and Hermanson four wide at the flagstand. When the yellow flag flew for Rory Opp on lap 7, Rohweder was in command of the race with Bernstein scored in the second place.

For the double file restart, Bernstein chose the inside of row 2 – a choice he came to regret as Grimes got by him on the restart. Bernstein battled back but it was a blown tire on Grimes’ car that finally gave the second spot back to Bernstein. On the lap 11 restart, Rohweder was still on the point followed by Bernstein, Luke Nelson, Lehr and Seckerson.

Rohweder survived one more restart with his lead intact and took the checkered flag ahead of Bernstein, Nelson, Lehr, Seckerson, Kollman, Hermanson, Brett McIlonie, Ryan Pommerer and Kelly Hagel.

The WISSOTA Midwest Modified feature was halted on lap 2 when Keith Hermanson and Travis Saurer got together in turn one. Hermanson was relegated to the rear on the restart as was Saurer who pitted to change a tire. Leader Rick Woehl brought the field to the green flag on the restart followed by Josh Differding, Chris Mack, Clinton Dunwoody and Rich Pavlicek. Mack nosed ahead of Differding on lap 4 but Differding reclaimed the spot one lap later. Pavlicek put Mack back to fourth on lap seven but Mack battle back and held the spot on lap 9.

The yellow flag flew for Brad Perleberg on lap 12 and on the restart it was Woehl, Differeding, Mack, Pavlicek and Tim Thomas. Saurer used the double file restart to his advantage as he took over the fifth spot from Thomas. Mack nosed out Differding for second at the white flag but Differeding reclaimed the spot on the last lap. At the checkered, it was Rick Woehl holding off Differding, Mack, Pavlicek and Saurer.

The Bombers claimed honors as the largest field on hand Saturday night with 30 entrants. Jeremy Forester was on the pole for the 15 lap feature with Jeff Widmer starting on his right. Forester was credited with leading the first lap followed by Casey Stangeland, Widmer, Leann Christenson and Lance Straabe. Stangeland took over the lead on lap 2 and never looked back as he went on to claim his first ever feature trophy. Forester finished second followed by Widmer, Christenson and Straabe.

Next week, Jamestown Speedway will host a special for its newest class, the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds. The WISSOTA Modifieds, WISSOTA Street Stocks, Bombers and Road Hogs will also be in action.

SUMMARY

WISSOTA MODIFIEDS:

Feature – Chad Ohnstad, Mark Trautner, Greg Pfaff, John Corell, Jr., Blake Jegtvig, Jerry Lamb, Mike Johnson, Bryce Bjerke, John Corell, Sr., Darrell Bauer, Trevor Saurer, Randy Klein, Corey Stangeland, Dwight Wegner, Jamie Trautner, Randy Tarno, Josh Jones, Jamie Schulz

Heat #1 – M. Trautner, Bjerke, Corell, Jr., Bauer, Lamb, Saurer, Wegner, Jones
Heat #2 – Ohnstad, Jegtvig, Pfaff, Johnson, Tarno, Schulz, Klein, Corell, Sr., Stangeland

WISSOTA STREET STOCKS:

Feature – Dave Rohweder, Derek Bernstein, Luke Nelson, Ryan Lehr, Kelly Seckerson, Rusty Kollman, Kevin Hermanson, Brett McIlonie, Ryan Pommerer, Kelly Hagel, Cory Wegner, Jerry Theis, Billie Christ, Jeremy Schmidt, Jason Grimes, Barrett Berg, Tony Marsh, Duffy Froemke, Nic Klein, Rory Opp

Heat #1 – Grimes, Froemke, Nelson, Seckerson, McIlonie, Cammy Ost, Levi Babcock, Wegner
Heat #2 – Bernstein, Lehr, Marsh, Hagel, Dave Weigum, Ryan Pommerer, Rick Pommerer
Heat #3 – Berg, Opp, Theis, Kollman, Jayson Corell, Chris Crutcher, Spencer Johnson
Heat #4 – Rohweder, Hermanson, Christ, Klein, Schmidt, Eric Anderson, Jason Babcock
Consi – McIlonie, Schmidt, Wegner, Ryan Pommerer, Crutcher, Rick Pommerer, Ost, Johnson, Corell, Anderson, L. Babcock

WISSOTA MIDWEST MODIFIEDS:

Feature – Rick Woehl, Josh Differding, Chris Mack, Rich Pavlicek, Travis Saurer, Steve Pavlicek, Tim Thomas, Dave Peterson, Clinton Dunwoody, Eric Edwardson, Brent Schlafman, Kyle Olson, Justin Olson, Keith Hermanson, Ron Saurer, Brad Perleberg

Heat #1 – R. Pavlicek, Perleberg, Differding, Hermanson, Dunwoody, Jim Morlock, Schlafman, Peterson, Edwardson

Heat #1 – T. Saurer, Thomas, Steve Pavlicek, Woehl, Mack, J. Olson, K. Olson, R. Saurer

BOMBERS:

Feature – Casey Stangeland, Jeremy Forester, Jeff Widmer, Leann Christenson, Lance Straabe, Paul Kirkeide, Chuck Himmerich, Ryan Mikkelson, Corey Jacobson, Bob Banish, Jr., Tom Bjerke, Mark Berg, Dana Spitzer, Jeff DeBuck, Nate Jenrich, Landon Becker, Duane Wiest, Mike Nims, Ryan Carr, Dustin Erickson

Heat #1 – Himmerich, Nims, Christenson, Jenrich, Becker, Casey Jensen, Trent Lindberg
Heat #2 – Berg, Stangeland, Widmer, Carr, Bjerke, Mikkelson, Nick Cichos
Heat #3 – Kirkeide, Straabe, Forester, Banish, Spitzer, Paul Wanzek, Matt Gumke
Heat #4 – DeBuck, Wiest, Jacobson, Becker, Marty Nitschke, Kyle Zachrison, Chad Roemmich
Consi – Bjerke, Spitzer, Mikkelson, Dustin Erickson, Becker, Nitschke, Wanzek, Gumke, Zachrison, Jensen, Irv Mulfinger, Roemmich

ROAD HOGS:

1. Jake Emo and Garrett Hillius
2. Tyler Michel and Eric Kilzer
3. Curt Wiest and Loren Gumke
4. Ryan Widmer and Shane Roemmich
5. Glenn Christensen and Cindy Christensen
6. Shawn Becker and Darvin Becker
7. Travis Albrecht and Tate Johnson
8. Brad McKay and Jeff Lutz

Gelling Victorious in WISSOTA/NLRA Joint Event

May 23rd, 2005

The WISSOTA / NLRA dual sanctioning attracted 25 Late Models to compete on the high banks of Jamestown Speedway. Heat winners were Cody Skytland, Blaine Doppler and Troy Olson. Transferring to the feature through the B-main were Roger Gendron, Mitch Johnson and Joey Pederson. NLRA provisional starters were Troy Schill and Steve Anderson.

John Corell drew the pole for the 25 lap late model feature with Matt Aukland starting alongside. Aukland took the lead at the drop of the flag followed by Corell, Curt Gelling, Harold Schill, Jr., Mike Balcaen and Robbie Rice. The first caution of the race came after just 2 completed laps when Rice got into the back of Balcaen. Corell pitted during the caution period with a flat tire. On the restart, it was Aukland, Gelling, H. Schill, Balcaen and Greg Meyer. Gelling got around Aukland for the lead on lap 6. The yellow flag flew again on lap 8 for Joe Johnson who went off the track in turn 2. On the restart, Gelling held the lead and H. Schill got by Aukland for second.

Gelling continued to lead encountering lapped traffic on lap 15 as Doppler got past Aukland for third. Joe Johnson was charged with another caution period when lead lap cars got tangled while lapping him. With seven laps remaining, Gelling brought the cars to the green followed by H. Schill, Doppler, Aukland and Balcaen. Troy Olson passed Balcaen for fifth on lap 23 and Aukland for fourth on lap 24. Gelling took home top honors followed by Doppler, H. Schill, Olson, Aukland, Corell, C. Skytland, Paul Mueller and Pederson.

The WISSOTA Modifieds ran 2 features Saturday night. The first feature was a makeup feature from the rain-shortened May 7th opener. Mark Trautner went flag to flag in that 20 lap event to take home the hardware followed by Chad Ohnstad, Blake Jegtvig, Randy Tarno, John Corell, Jr., John Corell, Sr., Jerry Lamb, Trevor Saurer, Darell Bauer and Jamie Trautner.

The WISSOTA Modified feature for Saturday night’s program started with Randy Tarno and Trevor Saurer on the front row. Tarno took the early lead followed by Trautner, Corell, Jr., Ohnstad and Saurer. Corell Jr. passed Trautner for second on lap 4 and Ohnstad got by Trautner on lap 5. When the caution flag came out for Randy Klein, the running order was Tarno, Corell, Jr., Ohnstad, Trautner and Dev Malmlov. Ohnstad got by Corell, Jr. on the restart and just one lap later, the yellow flag flew for an incident in turn 2 which was charged to Bryce Bjerke.

Tarno got off to a slow start when the green flag waved again allowing Corell, Jr., and Malmlov to slip by. Tarno fought back passing Malmlov for second on lap nine. The restart following a caution for Jeremy Keller at lap 10 saw another shakeup in the top runners as Greg Pfaff got by Malmlov for third only to give the spot up the next lap as both Malmlov and Ohnstad slipped by.

Corell, Jr., held on through two more caution periods to claim the WISSOTA Modifed feature victory followed by Tarno, Malmlov, Ohnstad, Pfaff, Trautner, Darrell Bauer, Trevor Saurer and Dwight Wegner.

The ever competitive WISSOTA Street Stock class did it again with a thrilling 20 lap feature event. Ryan Pommerer and Jon Young drew the front row followed by Barrett Berg and Ryan Lehr. Pommerer led the first lap before Berg took command. Dave Rohweder started sixth but was in second place after 3 laps. Berg ran the middle of the track while Rohweder gradually closed in running the top groove. Rohweder was recorded as the leader on laps 13 and 14 before he slipped back slightly allowing Berg to regain the lead.

Ryan Lehr, winner of the opening night thriller, entered the battle for the front spot and when the white flag waved, he was a half a car length ahead of Rohweder. Rohweder charged back but for naught as the checkered and yellow waved together due to a spin by Brett McIlonie. Reverting back to the white flag lap for the finish, it was Berg, Lehr, Rohweder, Kelly Seckerson, Rory Opp, Jason Grimes, Billie Christ, Nic Klein, Rusty Kollman and Jerry Theis.

Travis Saurer continued his domination of the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds in the first year of sanctioning for this class at Jamestown Speedway. Cory Wheeler took the lead from the front row in the early going of the 20 lap feature event only to give way to Saurer on lap 6. Saurer held on through several caution periods and challenges from both Wheeler and Cullen Brown to claim yet another WISSOTA Midwest Modified victory. Saurer was followed across the line by Brown, Wheeler, Bobby Eckherdt, Chris Mack, Ryan Restad, Steve Ost, Ron Saurer, Ricky Woehl and Tim Thomas.

Next week will be a regular night of racing with area 2005 High School Graduates admitted free. Early arrivals at the Speedway will be invited onto the front straightaway to “Meet the Drivers” before racing action gets under way at 7 PM.

Jamestown Sneaks Action in Before Rain

May 8th, 2005

Jeremy Keller of Bismarck and Chad Ohnstad of Harwood were victorious in the 2 WISSOTA Modified heats that were completed. Darrell Bauer of Mandan and Mark Trautner of Mahnomen, MN will be on the front row for the make-up feature next week.

The WISSOTA Street Stocks have earned the reputation of being the most competitive class at the Speedway and they lived up to that reputation Saturday night. Jason Grimes and Ryan Lehr started on the front row of the feature with Lehr being credited for leading the first lap. Jamie Hanna started fifth but was already in third at the completion of the first lap. It was a three way battle for the lead for the rest of the race which was shortened to 15 laps due to the impending weather.

Hanna took over the second spot from Grimes on lap 3 and put heavy pressure on Lehr. Hanna appeared to have the advantage coming out of turn 4 but Lehr, running the outside groove, had the momentum and inched ahead of Hanna at the line. Hanna managed to hold the advantage on laps 5 and 6 while Lehr was credited with leading lap 7. Hanna again edged ahead on lap 8 and maintained a slight advantage for the next 6 laps.

Jayson Corell converted his 2004 Bomber car to a WISSOTA Street Stock and won his heat in his first night in the Street Stock class. Corell started the feature in the ninth position but was up to fourth by lap 2. As Lehr and Hanna continued their battle for the lead, Corell passed Grimes for third and began his own challenge for the top spot.

The only caution period of the race came at lap 13 and setup a 2 lap shootout to the checkered. On the restart, it was Hanna, Corell and Lehr. Hanna held his line in the middle of the track with Lehr going back to the top and Corell to the bottom. With a light rain starting to fall, Hanna took the white flag ahead of Corell and Lehr. The moisture made the top of the track faster and Lehr mounted a surge on the last lap that paid off in a spectacular win over Corell and Hanna. Grimes and Derek Bernstein rounded out the top five.

The WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds were added to the regular weekly lineup for the 2005 season. Seventeen cars were on hand for the season opener including the 2004 WISSOTA National Champion and 2004 Stampede champion, Travis Saurer of Dalton, MN. Saurer won his heat and drew the pole for the 15 lap feature event. Clinton Dunwoody, a 2004 Jamestown Speedway Bomber driver, started on the front row next to Saurer.

Saurer jumped into the lead at the drop of the green followed by Dunwoody, Rick Woehl, Rich Pavlicek and Steve Ost. Woehl got by Dunwoody for second just before the one and only caution period which was for a spin by Ost. On the restart, the lineup was Saurer, Woehl, Dunwoody, Pavlicek and sixteenth starting Chris Mack. Woehl had a good restart and mounted a challenge for the lead but Saurer held him off. Pavlicek got by Dunwoody on the restart and took over second from Woehl 2 laps later. At the line, it was Saurer, Pavlicek, Woehl, Dunwoody and Mack.

The Bombers had the largest car count for the 2005 opener with 28 cars. After 4 heat races and a b-main, the feature lineup was set. Valley City’s Lance Straabe drew the pole with Paul Olson of Barnesville, MN starting beside him on the front row. Olson grabbed the lead on the first lap and survived 6 caution periods during the 15 lap event to claim the first feature of the new season. Straabe ran second the entire race and was followed across the line by Casey Stangeland, Bob Banish, Jr. and Leann Christenson.

Next Saturday, before racing begins, the fans will have a chance to “Meet the Drivers” and get a close look at their cars on the front straightaway. Fans are urged to arrive early for this event. Racing begins at 7 PM.