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Nottestad Holds Off Broughton to Win Late Model Feature Wilberg, Stark, and Jones Also Win

June 24th, 2011

It was great see a nice car count and crowd on Friday night at MIS. Remember to tell your friends about us and try to bring someone new with you to the track each week.

This Week at MIS
Oregon, WI– It was a beautiful night for racing at Madison International Speedway and the fans were treated to an awesome night of racing excitement as part of Bike Night presented by Big Oldies 93.7 and Fast Signs. Dale Nottestad (Rockweiler Insulation Late Models), Bobby Wilberg (Area Sportsman), Kyle Stark (Roto Rooter Bandits), and Andy Jones (Pellitteri Waste Systems Legends) took home the checkered flags.

Dale Nottestad Notches a Win in Late Model Thriller. Dale Nottestad picked up his first win of the 2011 season by edging Scott Broughton in the 40 lap feature for the Rockweiler Insulation Late Models. Kevin Knuese and Dale Nottestad had the honors of ushering the twenty-two car field of Rockweiler Insulation Late Models to the green flag in their 40 lap feature. Nottestad would grab the early lead over Knuese with Broughton sliding into second on lap 2. Ryan Goldade would pass Knuese on lap 3 with Wilberg doing the same one lap later. Nottestad, Broughton, and Goldade put some distance between themselves and the field as the event remained under green until lap 23 when two cars tangled on the front stretch bringing out the yellow flag.

Now it was time for real drama to begin as the cone made its first appearance of the night. The front runners would all choose the inside while Bobby Wilberg would make the move to the outside of row two. Jeremy Miller, who has benefited from his choices the past two races, would opt to stay on the inside and restart in the fifth row. On the restart the inside row was dialed in as Nottestad, Broughton, and Goldade took the top three spots and stayed that way for one more lap before the caution came out for a melee in turn four.

So here it came again. The cone. This time Wilberg and Miller moved to the outside but nobody would have enough to catch Nottestad who quickly built up a big lead over Broughton. The battle was taking place behind the pair out front with Goldade,
Zack Riddle, Miller, and Wilberg fighting for position. But Broughton was not about to throw in the towel as he closed the gap with each passing lap. On lap 38 Broughton appeared to be ready to make his move for the lead coming out of turn four but came up short. He would have one last chance. On the final lap Broughton pulled to the inside of Nottestad going into turn three but wouldn’t quite have enough to get to the front as Nottestad would take the win by half a car length. Goldade would finish in third with Riddle and Miller rounding out the top five.

“We didn’t really want to see the cautions late in the race, but we did well on the restarts and were running great on green,” said Nottestad in a post race interview with Matt Panure.

Zack Riddle was fast qualifier with a lap of 19.071. Heat wins went to Scott McGettigan, Ed Szelagowski Jr., and Casey Johnson.

Wilberg Returns to Victory Lane– Different car…same results. Driving TJ Goldade’s Camaro, Bobby Wilberg returned to victory lane in the Ho Chunk Gaming Area Sportsman by winning their 20 lap feature. Thirteen cars took the green flag in the Ho Chunk Gaming Area Sportsman feature with Greg Baxter and Russ Nicholson showing the way. Baxter and Nicholson would run side by side with Austin Nason and Shaun Scheel in hot pursuit. On lap 3 Baxter would clear Nicholson with Scheel up to second and looking for more. On lap 5 Scheel would nudge his way by Baxter coming out of turn four before the caution flag came out for an incident in turn one.

On the restart Bobby Wilberg would move to the outside of row two next to Matt Lundberg. Wilberg would be up for the challenge as he ran side by side with Scheel for a lap before taking over the top spot on lap 7. The caution came out a lap later when Lundberg and Austin Nason got together on the backstretch. Wilberg maintained his lead over the field with Robert Hanseberry Jr. up to second followed by Shaun Scheel, Baxter, and Chester Ace. On lap 10 Stephen Scheel would overtake Baxter for fifth. Despite another caution, Wilberg was still able to wheel his way to victory lane by ten car lengths.. Hansberry Jr. would finish second followed by Shaun Scheel, Stephen Scheel, and Mike Taylor.

“This was a great night and a lot of fun,” said Wilberg who presented his trophy to a young fan. Wilberg was the fastest in qualifying with a lap of 20.826 while Russ Nicholson and Stephen Scheel won the six lap heat races.

Stark Stars in Bandits– Kyle Stark won for the second time in 2011 by topping the seventeen car field in the Roto Rooter Bandits feature. Ed Klug and Steve Dickson led the field of seventeen Roto Rooter Bandits to the inaugural green flag in their 20 lap feature. Dickson took the lead on the first lap followed closely by John Beale. On the second lap Beale pulled alongside Dickson and made the pass for the lead coming out of turn two. The first caution of the event came out on lap 4 for a spin on the backstretch. Following the restart, Beale would continue to show the way followed by Dickson, Lee Haag, and Davy Pennell. Beale put some real estate between himself and the field increasing his lead to ten car lengths by lap 6. On lap 7 both Ace and Kyle Stark were able to power their way past Dickson for second and third respectively. One lap later the caution flag came out again and took away Beale’s sizeable advantage.

Beale would maintain his lead after the restart holding off the hard charging Stark and Ace. On lap 11 Stark dropped to the lowside coming out of turn four to take the lead. One lap later the caution would come out again for a spinning car. Stark, Beale, and Ace would continue their chase at the front of the pack when the race went green again. Even though they needed to work through lapped traffic, Stark would lead the rest of the way to pick up the victory. Beale would hold off Ace
to finish second with Lee Haag and Davy Pennell rounding out the top five. “It feels pretty good to be back in victory lane,” said Stark. He is teaming with Jim Lorang for points this year, but his points from this event were applied only to him since Lorang was also in the race earning points for the team. Ace set fast time with a lap of 15.379 with heat wins going to Dan Snyder, Davy Pennell, and John Beale.

Jones Works His Way Through the Field to Win Legends Main Event–Andy Jones won for the second straight week by making a late race pass to take the checkered flag back to Illinois. Steve Narr and Jeff Lechnir brought the field of sixteen Pellitteri Waste Systems Legends to the green flag in their 20 lap feature. Narr would grab the early lead with Tim Narr up to second on lap 2. The first caution flag came out on lap 3 when two cars tangled in turn 3. Fast qualifier Max McNamara also experienced mechanical problems and was forced to retire to the pits.

The Narr boys continued to lead after the green flag waved again with Kevin Griffin in third followed by Rachael Pinkerman. Steve Narr quickly built a sizeable lead of ten car lengths over Tim Narr. On lap 11 Griffin moved past Tim Narr for second
followed by Cory Talaska and Andy Jones with Steve Narr coasting out front. The last thing Steve Narr wanted to see happen to his big lead was the caution flag to come out… and it did on lap 13.

Narr continued to lead after the race went green again, but Talaska had something to say about it on lap 15 when he slid by on the inside coming out of turn four to take the point closely followed by Griffin and Jones just before the caution flag came out again for a spin. On lap 16 Jones powered to the inside of Griffin to take over the second position and set his sights on Talaska. On lap 19 Jones made his move to the inside of Talaska to take the lead and the checkered flag. Talaska would finish in the runner-up spot followed by Griffin, Rodney Mundt, and Tommy Jones.

It was back to back wins for Jones who started fifteenth in the field. “It was pretty tight out there, but it was fun working up through the field,” said Jones from Buckshot Exteriors Victory Lane. McNamara turned the fastest lap in qualifying at 14.531 and heat victories went to Kyle Vergata and McNamara.

Upcoming Events at MIS

Friday, July 1, 2011
Big 8 Late Models / ASA Trucks / Mid American Stock Car Series along with the “MIS Fireworks Extravaganza.” FREE General Admission for all fans with a Military ID. FREE Meat Snacks to the first 200 kids 11 and under presented by Wild Hare Brands.
Presenting media sponsors: WIBA 101.5 & Z-104

Friday, July 8, 2011
NASCAR Night presented by WSLD 104.5 FREE General Admission tickets to the Rockford Speedway to the first 500 adults. Fans can also save $2.00 off a General Admission ticket by wearing their favorite NASCAR shirt. MIS Weekly Racing featuring Late Models, Area Sportsman, Bandits and Legends. Plus, FREE General Admission for fans from Evansville and Edgerton with valid I.D.

Friday, July 15, 2011
Tingalls Dzyn Jimmy Buffet Night presented by BIG 1070. Fans can save $2.00 off a General Admission ticket by wearing their favorite Hawaiian outfit. Cheeseburgers will cost just $2 and there are rumors of special beverage offers. MIS Weekly Racing
will feature Late Models, Area Sportsman, Bandits, and Legends. Plus, FREE General Admission for fans from Waunakee and Sun Prairie with valid I.D. BIG 1070 will broadcast the races starting at 7:30pm.

Saturday, July 16, 2011
Family Movie Night at MIS. Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and come out to MIS to enjoy an outdoor Christian racing movie: “Can We Talk.” A $5 donation at the gate is requested and MIS is offering FREE small popcorn to the first 200 kids.

Friday, July 22, 2011
Colony Brands Super Late Models 85, Late Models 50 and more… Plus, the Inflatamaniacs make a return visit to MIS to entertain kids of all ages. FREE Inflatamaniacs activity books to the first 200 kids 11 and under. THE BIG Easy 93.7 will broadcast the races starting at 7:30pm.

Friday, July 29, 2011
Rain date for any July MIS Weekly Racing event that has been rained out. If none,then there will be no racing.

Saturday, July 30, 2011
Rinsing Harvest Christian Festival featuring inspiring music and motivational speakers.

Friday, August 5, 2011
Miller Lite College Night #2 presented by ESPN 100.5 FREE admission to all college students with valid school I.D. MIS Weekly Racing will feature Late Models, Area Sportsman, Bandits, and Legends.

Friday, August 12, 2011
Faster Pastor Races. Come watch several of your favorite local Pastors duke it out for the title of Fastest Pastor in 2011. Bring along and donate three cans of food to receive $1 off General Admission tickets. Plus, the first 200 kids 11 and under
receive FREE small popcorn and residents from McFarland and Monona will receive FREE General Admission with valid I.D. MIS Weekly Racing presented by STAR 96.3 will feature Late Models, Area Sportsman, Bandits, and Legends.

Friday, August 19, 2011
Mt. Dew Regular Season Championships presented by Unified News Group featuring the Rockweiler Insulation Late Models, Ho Chunk Gaming Area Sportsman, Roto Rooter Bandits and Pellitteri Waste Systems Legends racing divisions. Plus, FREE bowling passes from Community Entertainment Centers to the first 200 kids 11 and under, as well as, FREE General Admission for fans from Brooklyn and Verona.

Saturday, August 20, 2011
Sunrise Road Country Music Festival will feature four top-notch country music bands from across the Midwest. (Country Twist, Three Bucks & Change, Brian Gleason Band and Trouble Shooter). Bands will play for five hours covering top country hits from
today and yesterday.

Friday, August 26, 2011
Menard’s ARCA Racing Series and the Herr Live Life With Flavor 200. The Menard’s ARCA Series is one of the top racing programs in the country and will bring drivers from throughout the US to take on Wisconsin’s fastest half-mile.

Saturday, August 27, 2011
Rain date for ARCA Racing Series

Friday, September 2, 2011
Rain date for the Mt. Dew Regular Season Championship Night on August 19th.

Saturday, September 3, 2011
The Fall Red Neck Round Up presented by ESPN 100.5 will feature a 200 lap 4-cylinder Enduro Race, Destruction Show and FIREWORKS. Destruction events include a “Steel Wall” crash, Double O, Spin to Win, Flagpole Race, Bump and Run Relay, Trailer Race of Destruction and more.

Friday, September 16, 2011
Puller’s Inc. & South Central Wisconsin Pullers’ Season Championships presented by STAR 96.3(Tractor & Truck Pulls) Hot Farm, Super Farm, 2WD Trucks and Semis. Plus, FREE Ice Cream treat to the first 200 kids 11 and under.

Saturday, September 17, 2011
Puller’s Inc. & South Central Wisconsin Pullers’ Season Championships presented by STAR 96.3(Tractor & Truck Pulls) Hot Farm, Super Farm, Natural Super Stock, Modified Trucks, Super Stock Diesel Trucks and Open Stock Trucks.

Friday, September 23, 2011
The Fifth Annual MIS Fall Classic featuring more than a dozen different racing divisions taking on Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile and the Ring of Fire Quarter Mile. Fans can save $2.00 off General Admission for wearing your favorite Wisconsin sports team shirt

Saturday, September 24, 2011
The Fifth Annual MIS Fall Classic featuring more than a dozen different racing divisions taking on Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile and the Ring of Fire Quarter Mile and $2.00 off on Saturday for wearing your favorite MIS apparel.

Racer’s Mom Wins Championship Insider Drawing at Madison

July 17th, 2007

But now it was his mother’s turn to do some winning.

Sandra Peterlin was the winner on July 11th at Madison Speedway in the Speednet Direct Championship Insider prize drawing, pocketing a $100 limited-edition Championship Insider gift card.

Sandra was the second of ten winners in Speednet Direct’s Championship Insider summer promotion. Eight more drawings remain, so there is still time to get entered for your chance to win.

The next drawing will be held at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, WI on July 21st. You don’t need to be present to win, but if you are, you will win a $100 cash bonus!

You can sign up at www.speednetdirect.com by following the Championship Insider links. Membership is $19.95 per season which gives you behind-the-scenes access to the WISSOTA and DTRA point battles as well as entry in all of the remaining drawings.

While you’re there be sure and check out all the latest race results,
point standings, event schedules and news stories as well as the dates for the upcoming drawings.

Season Championship Night at Madison Speedway

August 31st, 2006

The first feature of the evening was for the Midwest Modified division.

All Brock Gronwold needed to do was take the green flag for the feature to pick up the 2006 Track Championship and that is exactly what he did. The Fergus Falls native went on to finish second behind Brandon Nelson who blistered the rest of the field from the sixth starting position.

Nelson assumed the lead from Brett Hoium on lap four and was never seriously challenged for the top spot despite several cautions that slowed the field.

Buddy Thorstad turned in a nice run moving up one spot to finish in the third position.

The WISSOTA Street Stock feature saw a great a race and a slew of yellow flags that slowed the field on six occasions.

Ryan Buer shot to the lead past Jimmy Williams on lap eight and went on to pick up the win despite pressure from Mike Jans at the end.

Despite a flat tire and being the cause of two yellow flags Cory Tammen went onto pick up his first ever Track Championship at Madison Speedway.

The WISSOTA Mod Four feature was a blowout by the #99 of Justin Bjorklund. The Sacred Heart, MN driver not only picked up the win but also the Track Championship.

Bjorklund shot to the lead past Jamie Flickinger and Dean Larson on the opening lap and cruised to the win which went green the entire distance.

Jim Kanten moved into second past Dean Larson who held on to finish in a very solid third place run.

The WISSOTA Super Stock feature was the most exciting feature event of the night.

The feature started off with Scott Thompson and Brent Pulskamp on the front row.

Paulson shot to the early lead and would pace the field riding the hub for the next ten laps.

Behind him the action was furious as Pulskamp, Steve Beach, Steve Weber, Jon Stepan and Mike Stearns battle it out for second. That group of racers went two and three wide on several occasions with Stearns threading the needle and moving into third with ten to go.

Up front Thompson continued to lead with Beach right behind him second. Both drivers were running on the bottom of the track which allowed Stearns to drive by on the outside two laps later and take over the lead.

The Hecla, SD driver paced the field for the final eight laps and picked up first career feature win at Madison Speedway.

Steve Beach picked up the Track Championship after running a very consistent season at the high banked 3/8 mile facility.

The WISSOTA Modified feature was also an exciting affair as Rick Schroeder shot to the early lead and looked as if he was going to cruise to the feature win but that was before Andy Gordon moved to second early in the race.

Schroeder ran a very good race on the bottom of the track but Gordon moved all over track in search of some very precious traction which he found with only six laps remaining in the 18 lap event.

Gordon shot past Schroeder in turn four and cruised to a very impressive feature win.

Schroeder was able to hang on to second despite a charging JJ Schuelke who moved up from the seventh starting position to finish third and secure another Track Championship.

The final event of the evening was for the WISSOTA Late Models.

Chuck Kelly shot to the early lead with Adam Hensel moving to second from the sixth starting position on lap one.

The next lap around Hensel shot underneath Kelly in turn on to assume the lead. When the duo entered turn three Kelly shot up the track and off the banking to bring out the first of two cautions.

On the restart Hensel jumped out front and stretched his lead to almost half a lap over the hard charging Jeff Wildung who had moved into second.

The caution came out one last time with only three laps remaining for the #9m car of Josh Moen who made contact with the outside guardrail in turn two. Moen spun and then came to a stop but was able to exit the track under his own power.

That bunched Hensel and Wildung up and set the stage for a three lap shootout while Dave McDonald had quietly moved into third from his fifth starting spot.

On the restart Hensel shot out to a half straightaway lead down the backstretch only to see Wildung close with several car lengths the next lap. Hensel was able to weather the last ditch effort of Wildung and pick up his fourth feature win of the season at Madison Speedway.

Wildung finished second and by doing so picked up the 2006 Track Championship.

Dave McDonald finished in third.

The next race night at Madison Speedway will be on Monday, September 4th when it will be the Midwest Wireless Labor Day Special brought to you by Schrunk’s Implement / Nassau Farmers Elevator / Odden Zimbelman / Farmers Mutual Telephone Company / Milbank Communications.

You can find more information on our website at www.madisonmnspeedway.com or by calling the track phone at 320-668-2184

Madison Quiet Until Friday, August 18th

August 11th, 2006

Race time will be at 7 PM with a rain date set for Sunday, August 20th.

All six WISSOTA sanctioned classes will be racing. They include the Street Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Mod Fours, Super Stocks, Modifieds, and Late Models.

Please mark Friday, August 18th on your calendar and make plans to join us for a great night of racing action. You can visit our website at www.madisonmnspeedway.com for more details.

Madison Speedway Races Through Heatwave

August 1st, 2006

There were some familiar faces that graced victory lane and the racing action was definitely up to par with the heat.

The track tried something different this week and switched the Midwest Modifieds to run first for the evening. The move paid off when the racing was fast and furious in both the heat races that were won by Buddy Thorstad and Brandon Nelson.

The feature event kicked off with Matt Suckow and Zach Schultz on the front row. At the drop of the green Schultz used the high side of the track to his advantage and shot to the early lead while Suckow slipped back.

The caution flag flew early on for the #34jr car of Thorstad who came to a stop on the back stretch with left front suspension damage. Schultz was still in the lead but was forced pit side for an over heating engine. A sight that was all too familiar due to the extremely high temperatures.

That handed the lead over to the fifth starting car of Brock Gronwald who never looked back in picking up another feature win and added to his five point lead in season points over Derek Bluhm who finished fourth.

Brandon Nelson waged a good battle with last weeks feature winner Ryan Schmitt and picked up second with Schmitt crossing the line in very close third.

The WISSOTA Street Stocks came out second for their feature event. Travis Berends finished fourth in his heat race securing himself the pole position the sixteen lap feature event. Berends started the race in first and stayed out front until lap seven when Ryan Schroeder pulled alongside and then past the Montevideo racer.

Schroeder has been fighting bad luck all season long and looked as if he might have a feature win coming to him but that all changed on the next lap when Cory Tammen shot to the outside and into the lead.

That was all the Clara City Comet needed and he cruised to another feature win on the super slick surface. Tammen was followed to the line by Schroeder and Kelly Timm who charged from his seventh starting position.

Tammen added to his fourteen point lead over Mike Jans who was unable to make the call for the feature event.

The Mod Four feature event saw Justin Bjorklund in victory lane as well when he picked up a clean sweep over the small but competitive field.

Bjorklund snuck past the 4u car of Jim Kanten on lap four and went on to post the feature win over Kanten and Dean Larson.

Dustin Zieske was running in the third spot for the first half of the feature only to have his engine expire as he was racing down the front stretch around the half way point.

Bjorklund also added to his season points lead over Dean Larson and has a very comfortable point lead going into the second half of the season at Madison Speedway.

The WISSOTA Super Stocks experienced a wild feature that saw Jon Stepan come all the way from the 10th starting position to pick up the feature victory. Stepan used the cautions to his advantage and sliced his way thru the field after suffering overheating problems in his heat race.

Greg Keppen finished second and looked as if he had something in the tank for Stepan but the Volga, SD racer saw the handling go away on his #13k ride over the last handful of laps.

Finishing third and shaking some off some of the bad luck from his Midwest Modified feature was the #511 of Zach Schultz.

Steve Beach entered the night with a thirty point lead over Greg Keppen in season points but saw some of that evaporate in the heat when he ran into problems while racing for second and was forced to watch the rest of the race from the infield.

A small field of Modifieds came to the track next for their feature event but that didn’t take away from the quality of the racers on hand. Zach Johnson posted a win in the heat and the feature event showing that he was able to come back from the hard accident he had the week before. The team rolled out a backup car but never skipped a beat in showing how dominate a car can be when the setup, engine and drive click on all eight cylinders.

JJ Schuelke knows how hard it can be to nail down a season championship as he has put himself in position to defend his 2005 championship at Madison Speedway after he followed Johnson to the stripe. Schuelke was only running on seven cylinders but it worked in his favor with the dry slick track conditions.

Terry Engebretson made a nice move to the outside of Andy Gordon with a handful of laps remaining to keep #1x in the points hunt by posting a third place finish.

The final event of the night was by far the strangest when the WISSOTA Late Models rolled on to the track for the last race of the evening.

A driver that hasn’t run a lot of laps at Madison Speedway started on the pole. Dan Dohman was that racer but he also showed he can run in WISSOTA’s top division when he shot the early lead at the drop of three green flag.

Dohman led the first eight circuits and weathered challenges from Corey Nelson and Jeff Wildung but experience is the name of the game in the Late Model division and Wildung showed that when he drove to the outside of Dohman on the back stretch.

After Wildung shot into the lead is when things turned south and the weirdness factor went up to ten. Normally the Late Model division sees very few caution but they came in droves over the last half of the race. Six, count them six, yellow flags came out for a plethora of incidents that saw Dohman sent to the back along with current track points leader Mike Wold.

Several drivers had problems with turn four where traction was coming at a high cost. Chuck Kelly, John Winge and Zach Johnson all went for rides over the top of the track with Johnson the only one of the three getting his spot back due to contact with another car.

Wildung weathered the cautions and went on to post a very convincing win.

Corey Nelson turned in another solid performance by finishing second and closing the point lead that Wold as we head into the last half of the season.

Adam Hensel threw everything but the kitchen sink at Nelson over the last half of the race but was forced to settle for a third place finish. Hensel has made the log tow from Barron, WI pay off as he has two wins and a third during weekly racing at Madison Speedway.

Madison Speedway has a lot of great racing coming up in the month of August when the track will see one more night of Sunday night racing coming up on Sunday, August 6th. The track will then stand idle on August 13th in preparation for a Friday night of racing that will take place on August 18th. You can visit our website at www.madisonmnspeedway.com for more information on upcoming events, point standings and more.

Schmitt Bags First Midwest Modified Victory

July 25th, 2006

The evening started off with a bang in the WISSOTA Street Stock division with Kelly Timm picking up a feature victory over a very determined Ryan Schroeder.

Mike Flickinger and Travis Berends started on the front row but both slipped back at the drop of the green. Berends car began to smoke almost immediately and the handle went away on the #37 of Flickinger.

It was all Kelly Timm needed as he found a lane towards the front on the first lap and shot to the lead by the time the field came around to complete its first lap.

Ryan Schroeder followed Timm to the front and picked up a very solid second place finish after staying close to Timm the entire way.

Current tracks points’ leader Cory Tammen finished close to Schroeder after charging from his 8th starting position.

The Midwest Modifieds rolled out next with DJ Tesch and Zach Schultz occupying the front row. At the drop of the green Tesch slipped back with an ill handling racecar and Schultz took full advantage as he shot to the lead taking Matt Deering and Buddy Thorstad with him.

Those three cars put on a great show swapping the lead several times every lap for the next three laps.

That all came to a screeching halt when Deering spun in the front of the field in the middle of turn three and four. Deering had been using the bottom of the track to get around but moved up to the middle where it was slick and that forced the spin.

Thorstad was collected in the accident and both were forced pit side to make repairs.

That moved Zach Schultz to the lead with Ryan Schmitt sitting in second and Brandon Nelson in third.

Schmitt worked the low side of the track with Schultz using the cushion. Schmitt eventually was able to get around Schultz when he and Nelson moved underneath him in turn two after he slid up the track.

Over the course of the last few laps Nelson applied serious pressure to Schmitt but the rookie Midwest Modified shoe held on to pick up his first career win.

Nelson finished a close second with Schultz finishing third.

The WISSOTA Mod Four feature was won by Justin Bjorklund who was able to get past Dustin Zieske two laps into the feature. Jim Kanten also moved past Zieske for second.

Over the last five laps Bjorklund stretched his lead out to a straight away in picking up another convincing win.

The WISSOTA Super Stocks saw another first time winner for the season when Scott Thompson parked the Loopy’s Dollar Store #00 into victory lane for the first time this year.

Thompson started on the outside pole and shot out to the lead at the drop of the green and led every lap. The Willmar, MN driver weathered several cautions and the challenges from Zach Schultz who finished second.

Jon Stepan charged from the 7th starting position to pick up a solid third place finish.

The Modified division started out with a scary wreck when the #13 of Rick Schroeder shot up the track and made contact with the #73 of Zach Johnson sending him into the outside guard rail in turn four. Johnson went head first into the wall and came to an abrupt stop.

Johnson was all right and the field went back to a complete restart.

When the green flag came out the #1x of Terry Engebretson checked out on the rest of the field on his way to picking up the feature win. By the end Engebretson had almost a straight away length lead over the second place finisher of Andy Gordon.

Scott Tofte rolled out a new Shaw chassis and charged from 9th to finish in the third position.

The final feature of the night was for the WISSOTA Late Models. Chuck Kelly and Corey Nelson started on the front row.

At the drop of the green Kelly shot to the lead as Nelson began to fade back just a bit.

Brady Johanneck shot past Corey Nelson on lap two and then ran down Kelly. The Spicer pilot moved to the inside of Kelly the next lap and shot into the lead.

The car on the move was the #50 of Jeff Wildung who started 8th and was already up to 3rd by lap six.

Zach Johnson snapped back after the hard hit in his Modified to run second for the better part of the race but was eventually passed by Wildung on his way to the front.

Johanneck went on to pick up the win by six car lengths over Wildung who ran out of time on his way to the front.

Johnson dialed in a nice run by finishing third.

Racing will continue next Sunday night when the World Famous Budweiser Clydesdale’s will be in town before the races. The night’s action is sponsored by Casey’s General Store, Madison Bowl, Jubilee Foods, and Bruce’s 66. You can visit our website at www.madisonmnspeedway.com

Mass Grabs Top Prize on Second Night

July 6th, 2006

The Street Stocks picked up where the left off the night before when Ryan Schroeder was once again on the front row but this time with Cory Tammen drawing the outside pole.

At the drop of the green Schroeder shot out front only to relinquish the lead to Tammen several laps later.

Tammen led but then gave it up to Kelly Timm who came back after mechanical problems the night before.

Timm went onto pickup the feature victory but Tammen battled him the entire way. With two laps to go the caution flew with Brandon Jacobson sitting sideways on the front stretch. Timm was able to dodge the accident but Tammen received heavy damage to the body of his machine.

Despite the damage Tammen battled Timm for the win over the course of the next two laps.

Finishing third was the #25 of Mike Jans who came from fifth on the starting grid.

The Midwest Modifieds brought a strong field to the track once again and provided the most drama of the night when they took the green for the feature with Brandon Nelson and Jake Wildman on the front row.

At the drop Nelson shot to the lead only to see the yellow come out for contact between Lonny Loeshke and Brock Gronwold in turn three. Both cars were able to continue with Loeschke tagging the end of the starting grid.

Nelson once again shot to the lead with the rest of the field in tow. Nelson led the entire way with four wide action, once again, taking place directly behind him.

Buddy Thorstad, Al Bohlman, Jake Wildman, and Ryan Kriese raced extremely hard for second going four wide on more than one occasion with Thorstad coming across the line with Bohlman, Wildman and Kriese less than one car length separating the three.

The Mod Four feature event saw Dean Larson snooker the entire field with three laps to go. The Pennock, MN driver shot to the lead from third and cruise on to the feature win.

Justin Bjorklund finished a close second with, the previous night’s winner, Nick Egge finishing second.

The Modified found themselves in a different spot as they lined up for their feature event third on the night as the Super Stocks took the headlining spotlight.

JJ Schuelke took advantage of his front row starting position and picked up the feature win but not before Steve Arpin made a late race dash in a concerted effort to grab the win.

Schuelke shot to the early lead and stretched it out to almost a straightaway length lead over the rest of the field only to see the caution come out on lap four when the #1x of Terry Engebretson experienced problems in turn three.

That bunched the field back up with Schuelke in the lead and Steve Arpin coming hard from deep in the field after having a flat tire in the heat race.

Schuelke ran a strong race and only felt pressure from Arpin who made a hard dash for the win at the end only to come up short in his quest to take two wins out of Madison.

Mike Storck finished a strong third.

The WISSOTA Late Models almost saw a flashback to the night before when Adam Hensel led the entire way during the feature event.

Mike Wold picked up the heat race and looked strong in doing so but Hensel shot the lead from his pole position and picked up his second consecutive win in as many nights.

Jeff Wildung settled in to second but couldn’t reel in the youngster from Barron, WI.

He eventually finished second with Don Eischens picking up third.

The feature event of the night was the twenty five lap feature event for the Super Stocks and the action didn’t disappoint those in attendance.

Jon Stepan shout out the early from the pole position and lead the first four laps only to give the lead up to Dave Mass who was running on the bottom of the track.

The leader encountered lapped traffic on lap ten and navigated it with ease. The car on the move was the #71a car of Ryan Aho who had moved up to fifth from his eleventh starting position up to fifth over the first half of the race.

Another car on the move was the #28x of Steve Beach who was up to sixth after starting 13th. Beach had to earn every position as the traffic was two and three wide all over the track.

A yellow came out on lap nineteen when the #31jr of Rodger Johnson Jr. made hard contact with the outside retaining wall on the backstretch.

Under caution the second place car of Jon Stepan stopped on the front stretch with ignition problem and was forced to go pit side ending his night.

Back under green the action heated up with Mass weathering two more cautions and picking up the feature win. Kyle Peterlin made the long haul from Hibbing pay off with a second place finish. Following him to the line was the #71a of Ryan Aho.

Racing action will continue on Wednesday, July 12th when the Tri Star Late Model Challenge Series and the Governors Ethanol Challenge for the Midwest Modifieds will take to the high banks along with the WISSOTA Street Stocks. All other classes will have the evening off. You can visit our website at www.madisonmnspeedway.com for more information.

Arpin Takes Feature Win at Madison

July 4th, 2006

The action kicked off with the WISSOTA Street Stocks. Matt Grabow and Ryan Schroeder occupied the front row for the feature. On the first lap the field raced through turn one and two only to see the red flag come out when the #16 of Jason Vandekamp spun and then rolled in turn two. Vandekamp was all right and the race went back to yellow.

When the field finally settled back into green flag racing, Cory Tammen shot out to the lead. The Clara City racer never looked back and was never seriously challenged as he went on to pick up another feature win at the high banks.

Mike Jans finished second after having to start in the 10th position. Jans did a nice job of working his way through the field and thus keeping himself in the track point’s hunt.

Brandon Jacobson, in only his second season behind the wheel of a WISSOTA Street Stock, finished in a very respectable third position.

A nice field of Midwest Modifieds were on hand for their feature event. The draw/redraw system saw Brock Gronwold get his best starting spot of the season (6th) and he took full advantage of it by picking up the feature win.

The race was not without drama though as three cautions before one lap was complete forced the feature lineup to go single file.

That didn’t deter Gronwold though as he powered his way to front but along the way he encountered a very good run turned in by Ryan Schmitt in only his first year behind the wheel of a Midwest Modified.

Schmitt led the first half of the race only to see Gronwold power by on the outside and pick up another feature win with six laps remaining.

The action behind the top two cars was intense to say the least as the battle for third went four wide at one time. Lonny Loeshke eventually weathered the storm and picked up a well earned third place finish.

In the WISSOTA Mod Four division Nick Egge picked up another feature win at Madison Speedway after starting from the pole position.

Egge had to earn his win though as Justin Bjorklund led the majority of the race only to see Egge pass him with two to go in the feature. The duo battled side by side for the majority of the race and put on a great show for the fans.

Dennis Charles made the long haul from Fargo, ND pay off as he picked up a solid third place finish.

A nice field of eighteen Super Stocks was on hand with Mike Peterson and Scott Thompson leading the feature down to take the green.

At the drop of the green the seventh place starter, Steve Beach took advantage of a hole and shot directly to the lead. That was all Beach needed as he cruised to another feature win.

Although the race up front was decided early on the battle for second was far from over as 9th place starter, Ryan Aho, and 12th place starter, Dave Mass, went at it tooth and nail with the pole sitter of Mike Peterson for second.

At the checkered flag Aho was able to sneak into second with Dave Mass finishing third and Peterson in fourth.

The WISSOTA Late Models took a rare second billing to the Modifieds and saw a first time visitor to the track pickup the feature win.

Adam Hensel started in the fourth spot and shoot to the lead on the outside on the first lap. Hensel used the momentum on the high side of the track to his advantage and picked up a very convincing win.

Mike Wold started on the pole and ran a very solid race to pick up second.

He was followed to the line by the #66 of Eric Breeschoten in third.

The final event of the night was for the WISSOTA Modifieds.

A stout field of Mods took the green flag with Dave Cain and Andy Gordon leading the field to greet the green flag.

Andy Gordon used the moisture left in the track on the high side to lead the first fifteen circuits with Dave Cain in tow.

The car on the move was the 00 of Steve Arpin who started in the 8th position and moved into the 3rd by lap six.

The caution flew on lap fifteen for the #77t of Tim Alexander who went off the top side of turn three and came to a stop.

On the drop of the green for the restart Arpin, Cain, and Gordon went three wide in turn one. Arpin was on the inside and motored past both Cain and Gordon into the lead.

The Shaw chassis driver never looked back as he picked up his heat race win and the feature and in doing so pocketed $1275 in prize money.

Gordon and Cain battled it out for second with Gordon edging out Cain after he made contact with the wall in turn two with two laps to go.

Gronwald Pulls Off Impressive Run at Madison

June 6th, 2006

The WISSOTA Street Stocks kicked off the racing for the evening with Jay Hedtke and Andrew Bangsund on the front row. At the drop of the green the racing was wild with cars going two and three wide all the way through the field. The close racing caught up with several drivers when on the second lap when the #70 car of Bangsund spun sideways in turn number two. The #21h of Scott Huston had nowhere to go and drilled Bangsund in the passenger side door flipping him over one time before he came to rest on the car’s wheels. Huston’s car ended up sitting on top of Bangsund’s car. The accident also collected the #2* car of Travis Berends. Everyone was okay, the accident was cleaned up and the race went back to green.

On the restart Jay Hedtke continued to lead with Cory Tammen in second. Tammen began to reel in Hedtke and eventually passed him five laps into the race. Tammen was able to get the proverbial monkey off his back and pick up the feature win with Mike Jans charging from 10th to finish second. Hedtke was able to hang on and finish third.

The Midwest Modified was the best race of the night and kept the crowd on the edge of their seats despite three yellows that slowed the feature event. Brock Gronwald charged from the back of the field after he forced to the work area to change a flat tire two laps into the eighteen lap feature.

Buddy Thorstad lead the entire feature until the last corner when Gronwald made a pass on the low side of the track. Gronwald crossed the finish line a car link ahead of Thorstad with a clenched fist out the window in celebration. Brandon Nelson turned in a great run charging from 9th to finish in the 3rd position.

Afterward, in victory lane, Gronwald’s pit crew drenched him with a cooler full of water in celebration as he accepted the well deserved hardware.

The WISSOTA Mod Four feature saw the #99 of Justin Bjorklund jump out to an early lead and never look back to pick up his first feature win of the season at the “Drivers Track”.

Matt Halls came from the 9th starting spot to finish second. The Big Lake, MN driver was able to move into second on lap seven but never apply serious pressure to Bjorklund.

Dean Larson held on to finish in the third spot after fading from his outside front row starting position.

The Super Stock feature had Dale Tomes, who won his heat race, start alongside rookie Brady Mellendorf on the front row. Mellendorf faded quickly while Tomes shot out to the early lead. Tomes paced the field on the high side of the track for the first seven circuits only to see the 10th place starter of Steve Beach shoot into the lead after a yellow one lap before.

Beach backed up an impressive win the week before with another feature victory over Steve Weber who turned in a solid second place finish after starting in the fifth spot.

Jeff Crouse also turned in a nice run finishing third after starting in the seventh spot.

The WISSOTA Modifieds brought a nice field of cars to the track next with Rick Schroeder and Terry Bendel starting on the front row.

At the drop of the green Schroeder shot to the early lead with Bendel pressuring him on the outside for the first handful of laps. Bendel made several bids for the lead early on but faded late in the race to finish fifth with engine problems.

Andy Gordon worked every lane on the speedway to shoot into the second spot three laps into the fourteen lap feature. Gordon then worked the bottom of the track and shot past Schroeder and into the lead on lap five when he shot to the inside of the leader in turn one.

Schroeder was forced to turn over the lead and faded back to a sixth place finish.

Defending track champion, JJ Schuelke, moved into second past Schroeder one lap after Gordon took over the lead and began to close ever so slowly on the leader as the laps wound down.

The Dawson, MN driver worked every inch of the track in an effort to get past Gordon but was never able to take over the top spot as Gordon cruised to his first feature win of the season at Madison Speedway.

Schuelke came in a close second with rookie Nate Heinrich turning in an impressive third place finish.

The final event of the nights was for the high-powered WISSOTA Late Models. Jeff Wildung, who picked up a heat race win, shot into the lead past Corey Nelson in turn four on the first lap to pick his first feature win of the young season the track. Wildung made it look way too easy as he stretched his lead to almost half a lap over the rest of the field.

Pole sitter Josh Moen faded back to a fifth place finish after fighting Mike Wold and Brady Johanneck for third over most of the feature event.

Wold was able to close with in a few car links of Nelson to take home a third place finish after a win on Friday night.

Racing action will resume once again on Sunday, June 11th at 6:30 PM sharp. You can find more information on upcoming specials and promotions on our website at www.madisonmnspeedway.com

Madison Speedway Releases ’06 Schedule

March 10th, 2006

The season will start with a Test-N-Tune day on Sunday, May 21st when local race teams can bring their cars out and get set for the season opener which will once again take place on Memorial Day – Monday, May 29th.

The month of June will see four consecutive weekends of regular racing on Sunday evening’s beginning at 6:30 sharp.

The month of July will start with a bang, literally, when the annual 4th of July races turn into a two day affair that will see a special event planned for the WISSOTA Modifieds on July 3rd and then turn around the next day and feature the WISSOTA Super Stocks who will take center stage. More details about these two special events will be released once everything has been set in stone.

The following Sunday, July 9th, will see the high-banks fall silent as Madison Speedway prepares for the biggest event of the season and one of the most anticipated races of the year when the Tri Star Engine Supply Challenge Series will make it’s annual stop on Wednesday, July 12th. Last season saw a series record setting 51 WISSOTA Late Models compete in one of the best races the track has ever seen.

Not only will fans be treated to the high powered WISSOTA Late Model on July 12th but they will also be able to take in the opening night of the Governors Ethanol Challenge that will see WISSOTA’s best Midwest Modified drivers compete for a healthy purse courtesy of the MN Corn Growers Association. Also on the card will be the WISSOTA Street Stocks.

Exciting regular racing will again be the norm until the middle of August when Madison will race on Friday, August 18th. Several area tracks are off for the weekend and this will allow racers and fans alike to take in action on a Friday in Madison.

Then it’s back for one more week of racing before Madison rounds out the regular season on Monday, September 4th. The annual Labor Day races promise to deliver drama once again this year as the 2006 Season Champions will be crowned on the last track point’s night of the year.

The season will round out for 2006 with the Fall Nationals on Friday, September 8th and Sunday, September 10th during the Lac Qui Parle County Fair. The annual event sees travelers from across the Midwest pull into town trying to nail down precious National Points with just a month left in the WISSOTA point’s season.

A new twist for the 2006 season will see children 12 and under admitted free with a paid adult ticket. Season tickets are also available by calling 320-668-2184.

A big season of racing is planned at Madison Speedway so make sure to mark off the dates on the calendar and plan on bringing your family to spend some time with ours on Sunday nights throughout 2006.

Madison Speedway is a wide high-banked 3/8 mile dirt track located in west central Minnesota featuring WISSOTA Late Models, Modifieds, Super Stocks, Midwest Modifieds, Mod Fours and Street Stocks. Regular season races take place on Sunday nights. Pit areas for the competitors will open at 3:30 pm with racing to start at 6:30 pm sharp. For more information please visit our website at www.madisonmnspeedway.com

May 21st: Test-N-Tune
May 29th: (Monday) Memorial Day Opener
June 4th: Regular Races
June 11th: Regular Races
June 18th: Regular Races
June 25th: Regular Races
July 2nd: NO RACES
July 3rd: Double Header Mod Special
July 4th: Double Header Super Stock Special
July 9th: NO RACES
July 12th: Late Model Challenge Series/Governor’s Ethanol Challenge (LM, Mid Mods & Street Stocks)
July 16th: TBA
July 23rd: Regular Races
July 30th: Regular Races
Aug 6th: Regular Races
Aug 13th: Regular Races
Aug 18th: (Friday) Regular Races
Aug 20th: Rain date for the 18th
Aug 27th: Regular Races
Sept. 4th: (Monday) Labor Day Special
Sept 8th: (Friday) Fair Night – Fall Nationals
Sept 11th: Fair Night

Gullickson Makes Long Haul Pay Off at Madison

September 11th, 2005

Other winners on the evening were Brock Gronwald in the Midwest Modifieds, Nick Egge in the Mod Fours, Jon Stepan in the Super Stocks, Jason Miller in the Modifieds and Jeff Wildung in the Late Models.

In the WISSOTA Street Stock feature Chuck Savoie and Ryan Buer started on the front row but when the green flag came out Savoie stumbled in turn two and made contact with the #22 of Jimmy Williams causing the yellow to fly and the field to go back to a complete restart.

On the restart Gullickson went to work right away and began his charge through the field while the battle up front was heating up between the #71x of Cory Tammen and the #F7 of Ryan Buer.

Gullickson made a move to the outside on lap four to take over both second and first from Tammen and Buer.

The current WISSOTA National Points leader never looked back and picked up a very convincing feature win.

Mike Jans turned in a nice run finishing second with Cory Tammen coming home third.

Brock Gronwald has been nearly unstoppable in the Midwest Modifieds at Madison Speedway this season and he backed that up again this evening when he picked up another feature win.

On the start Jamie Thorstad shot to the lead from his pole position starting position only to see Gronwald hang with him on the outside all the way thru lap one as the duo went door to door for the lead.

Gronwald eventually made the outside groove work and shot to the lead one lap later. That was all the Fergus Falls native needed as he went on to pick up another feature win.

Zach Johnson finished second with Nate Heinrich coming from the seventh starting spot to pick up third.

The Mod Four feature win went to the #7 of Nick Egge but the red hot shoe had to work for it after starting seventh.

Gery Citrowske led the first half of the race feeling pressure from Ryan Schmitt who was glued to the bottom of the track.

Schmitt moved into the lead as Citrowske fought an ill handling racecar on lap three with Bjorklund sitting in third.

Egge took over the lead after slicing his way through the field at the halfway point and never looked back picking a very impressive feature win on a slick race track.

Justin Bjorklund was able to hang on to finish second after Schmitt slid back. Jesse Yarmon came from ninth to finish third.

The Super Stock was caution filled but that didn’t stop Jon Stepan from dominating from the pole position.

Two new drivers debuted in the Super Stock class as former cruiser pilot Dustin Holtquist brought out a former Scott Tietjen owned car and former Street Stock driver Rick Whitlock rolled out an Arrow Chassis formerly wheeled by Brent Urban.

Zach Schultz finished second and Mike Peterson came home in the third position.

The Modified feature was an exciting race as Jason Miller made the long haul from Osceola, WI and picked up the win after starting seventh.

Several early cautions kept the field bunched up and that worked to Miller’s advantage as he cleaned off a lane for himself roughly a car length and a half up the track.

Miller moved into the lead past Terry Engebretson with a handful of laps remaining and stretched his advantage out to almost ten car lengths when the checkers flew.

Engebretson held on to second with Mike Storck finishing third.

The final race of the night had the fans on the edge of their seats the whole distance. Kent Arment started on the pole and looked to be the class of the field but all eyes were on the #50 of Jeff Wildung who started ninth.

Arment jumped to the early lead as the outside pole sitter of Chuck Kelly settled into second.

A second really began to come in about four laps into the feature and Wildung was one of the first cars to find. The veteran late model shoe made some impressive passes on the Rick Nelson and Jerry Pridal to move into second and began to apply pressure to Arment with seven laps remaining.

Arment was committed to the inside with Wildung using the second groove to make the pass for the lead with six laps to go.

Rain began to fall with three laps remaining but it didn’t stop Wildung from picking up his most impressive feature win of the season at Madison Speedway.

Arment was able to hold off a hard charging Rick Nelson for second at the line.

SUMMARY

WISSOTA Street Stocks:

Heat 1 – 1 Jim Williams (22) 2 Jimmy Gullickson (21G) 3 Mike Jans (25)
Heat 2 – 1 William Anseeuw (5) 2 Corey Tammen (71X) 3 Ryan Buer (F7)

Feature – 1 Jimmy Gullickson (21G) 2 Mike Jans (25) 3 Corey Tammen (71X) 4 Ryan Buer (F7) 5 Jason Long (18X) 6 Kelly Timm (75) 7 Travis Berends (27) 8 Brandon Jacobson (8) 9 William Anseeuw (5) 10 Mark Klaassen (11)

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:

Heat 1 – 1 Nate Heinrich (10H) 2 Dominick Gregoire (44D) 3 Brock Gronwald (2G)
Heat 2 – 1 Jason Hoffman (07) 2 Jamie Thorstad (34X) 3 Zach Johnson (73)

Feature – 1 Brock Gronwald (2G) 2 Zach Johnson (73) 3 Nate Heinrich (10H) 4 Dominick Gregoire (44D) 5 Jason Hoffman (07) 6 Jake Wildman (99) 7 Todd Soderstrom (63) 8 Derek Bluhm (51) 9 Brandon Nelson (11N) 10 Tyler Barker (29)

WISSOTA Mod Fours:

Heat 1 – 1 Gery Citrowske (17) 2 Jesse Yarmon (2) 3 Nick Egge (7)
Heat 2 – 1 Ryan Schmitt (52S) 2 Justin Bjorklund (99) 3 Dean Larson (37)

Feature – 1 Nick Egge (7) 2 Justin Bjorklund (99) 3 Jesse Yarmon (2) 4 Dean Larson (37) 5 Josh Moen (9M) 6 Gery Citrowske (17) 7 Jim Kanten (4U) 8 Ryan Schmitt (52S) 9 David Anderson (49) 10 Tim Kanten (16T)

WISSOTA Super Stocks:

Heat 1 – 1 Jon Stepan (3S) 2 Zach Schultz (511) 3 Greg Keppen (13K)
Heat 2 – 1 Steve Beach (28X) 2 Brent Pulskamp (26) 3 Travis Winter (2)

Feature – 1 Jon Stepan (3S) 2 Zach Schultz (511) 3 Mike Peterson (1) 4 Greg Keppen (13K) 5 Steve Beach (28X) 6 Brent Pulskamp (26) 7 Travis Winter (2) 8 Justin Hedtke (83) 9 Dale Tomes (21T) 10 Dustin Holquist (5H)

WISSOTA Modifieds:

Heat 1 – 1 Terry Engebretson (1X) 2 JJ Schuelke (11S) 3 Andy Gordon (21)
Heat 2 – 1 Kent Arment (9) 2 Scott Tofte (28) 3 Mike Storck (75)

Feature – 1 Jason Miller (12M) 2 Terry Engebretson (1X) 3 Mike Storck (75) 4 Andy Gordon (21) 5 Kent Arment (9) 6 JJ Schuelke (11S) 7 Chad Williamson (57X) 8 Rick Schroeder (13) 9 Derek Zieske (19) 10 Jay Triplet (10)

WISSOTA Late Model:

Heat 1 – 1 Corey Nelson (8) 2 Brady Johanneck (54) 3 Rick Nelson (12N)
Heat 2 – 1 Jeff Wildung (50) 2 Kent Arment (9) 3 Arden Eilers (75)

Feature – 1 Jeff Wildung (50) 2 Kent Arment (9) 3 Rick Nelson (12N) 4 Jerry Pridal (38) 5 Curt Gelling (18) 6 Chuck Kelly (90) 7 Brady Johanneck (54) 8 Arden Eilers (75) 9 Mike Wold (151) 10 Corey Nelson (8)

Corey Nelson Picks up Late Model Feature

August 30th, 2005

At the drop of the green third place starter Kelly Timm ducked to the inside of Savoie in turn one and took over the top position. The green didn’t stay out for long as the #49 of Tim Olson spun in turn number as the first lap went in the books.

Jason Long had moved into the second spot and started right behind Timm when the green came back out. Long showed Timm his nose several times over the next three circuits and took the lead on lap five. Timm didn’t back down though and jumped back into the lead on lap six. The caution flew one more time on lap seven when the pole sitter, of Chuck Savoie, spun his ride in turn two.

Back under green the top five cars of Timm, Long, Hedtke, Jans and Tammen all took off from the rest of the field. Tenth starting Mike Jans slid into the top three one lap later when Long moved into the lead past Kelly Timm who slid up high and slipped back four spots.

Jay Hedtke moved into second and began to pester Long for the lead but never mounted a serious charge as the former WISSOTA National Champion picked up his first feature win of the season at Madison Speedway. Hedtke held onto second with Mike Jans finishing a very impressive third.

A nice field of seventeen WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds pulled to the racing surface next with hotshoe Zach Johnson starting on the pole alongside the #54x of Cullen Brown.

At the drop of the green Johnson shot to the lead with Brown in tow and the rest of the field racing two and three wide all the way back through the pack.

Bad luck struck the #07 of Jason Hoffman who suffered a flat right front tire on the opening lap and was forced to the work area to make repairs.

Johnson began to stretch is lead out to five car lengths over Cullen Brown and looked untouchable when the caution came out on lap nine when Steve Malharek, who was racing at Madison Speedway for the first time this season, tagged the front stretch wall and came to a stop in turn two with heavy damage to the rear end on his ride.

That bunched the field back up with Johnson leading, Brown in second and Nate Heinrich in third. At the drop the fourth place car of Brandon Nelson made a bold move to slide into second but it was all for not when the caution came out for the #63 of Todd Soderstrom as he came to stop in turn two after spinning.

That bunched the field back up again with Johnson leading the way. Nate Heinrich found some bite on the inside of turn two and picked off Brown and then pulled alongside Johnson going into turn three. Off turn four Heinrich continued his charge to the front and picked up first from Johnson entering turn one.

Heinrich never looked back, despite pressure from Johnson, and picked up another impressive feature win at Madison Speedway. Johnson held onto second despite pressure from Brandon Nelson who slipped past Cullen Brown for third.

WISSOTA Mod Fours were the next class out for their feature with Dean Larson and Nick Egge sitting on the front row.

At the drop of the green Nick Egge powered into the lead on the high side in turn one. Larson, Ryan Schmitt and Jim Kanten went three deep exiting turn three. Schmitt was able to pick up second and began to track down Egge who already had a four car length lead on the rest of the field.

The car on the move was the eighth starting car of Matt Halls who moved into third on lap four and then slipped past Schmitt for second one lap later on the inside.

Another car on the move was Josh Moen who has been absent from the Mod Four ranks recently. Moen moved into third past Schmitt and tried to reel in Halls for second when the caution came out on lap eight for the stalled car of Jim Kanten who came to a stop in turn four at the entrance to the pits.

That bunched the field back up with Egge up front, Halls in second and Moen now in third. At the drop of the green Halls moved to the inside of Egge in turn one and went side by side for the lead. Egge was able to keep his momentum up running the top of the track and stay just ahead of Halls and pick up his first win of the season at Madison Speedway. Finishing in third was Ryan Schmitt who slipped past Moen at the line.

A wild feature was up next with the WISSOTA Super Stocks taking the track. Steve Beach and Ross Dixon were on the front row when the green came out only to see it reeled back in by head flagman Stan Ross when the #13k of Greg Keppen spun in turn three. The caution was charged to the #00 of Matt Gilbertson who tagged the end of the field.

With one lap in the books Steve Beach was leading the race as the green came back out. Ross Dixon slipped past Beach for the lead when the green came back out but Beach was able to sneak past him down the back stretch and regain the lead.

The caution flew once again on lap three when the #83 of Justin Hedtke made contact with the outside retaining wall on the front stretch.

With the field bunched back up and Beach leading the green came back out. It didn’t stay out long as the start was called back when the #4L of Larry Schulz spun down the front stretch.

The field went back to green only to see Steve Beach slow exiting turn two after contact with Ross Dixon. Beach was charged with the caution and tagged the end of the field.

The green few once again with Dixon at the point but not for long as Jon Stepan slipped past Dixon for the lead and started to pull away. The cautions were contagious and came back out again when the #21t of Dale Tomes spun and came to a stop in turn four.

It was the last time it would fly as Jon Stepan picked up the win followed by Dixon and Travis Winters.

The WISSOTA Modifieds went the opposite direction of the Super Stocks and went green the whole way but that didn’t take away from the action as Scott Tofte shot to the lead from his pole position to lead the way around the high banks.

JJ Schuelke moved past outside pole sitter Kent Wilms on the opening lap and began to pressure Tofte right away.

Tofte pulled away the first five laps but Schuelke started to reel him in and pulled alongside the veteran pilot on lap nine. The two made contact with both cars getting sideways, Tofte suffering damage to the left front suspension and Schuelke getting airborne for a moment.

Despite the contact, Schuelke began to pull away and Tofte started to feel the pressure from Andy Gordon who had moved past Kent Wilms for third several laps earlier.

Gordon would make the pass over Tofte with two laps to go but would never mount a challenge to Schuelke who picked up another feature win at Madison Speedway. Tofte would hold on to third.

The last feature of the evening came out next as the high-powered WISSOTA Late Models rolled trackside.

Chuck Kelly and Brian Beutler led the field down to the green but it wouldn’t stay out for long as Brady Johanneck looped his #54 ride in turn two.

The field would bunch back up with Chuck Shellenbarger moving up to the outside front row when the green came out.

Kelly shot to the lead and began to stretch his lead out to half a straight away. Corey Nelson moved into second at the drop and started to reel in Kelly as the laps began to wind down.

On lap three the caution came out as Chuck Shellenbarger swerved to miss a tire lining the inside of turn three. Ardy Eilers turned hard right to miss Shellenbarger and made serious contact with Rick Nelson. Both cars went flying off turn three with Nelson sustaining heavy damage to the left front of his late model. Eilers was able to continue and Shellenbarger tagged the end of the field.

Nelson was now right on the bumper of Kelly as the green came back out. Nelson began to pressure Kelly and moved into the lead two laps later.

Jerry Pridal was the car on the move as he moved into third on lap seven and then past Kelly for second three laps later. He was never able to apply pressure to Nelson who went on to pick up his first ever feature win at Madison Speedway. Chuck Kelly was able to hang on to third.

The next race up on the 2005 schedule is on Monday, September 5th as the annual Labor Day special will take place at Madison Speedway. Race time is at 6:30 pm. Please visit our website at www.madisonmnspeedway.com for more information.

SUMARY

WISSOTA Street Stocks:

Heat 1 – Jay Hedtke, Kelly Timm, Chuck Savoie
Heat 2 – Jason Long, Cory Tammen, Kris Edwards

Feature – Long, Hedtke, Jans, Tammen, Timm, Klassen, Jacobsen, Edwards, Savoie

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:

Heat 1 – Jason Hoffman, Steve Malharek, Derek Bluhm
Heat 2 – Brandon Nelson, Nate Heinrich, Brock Gronwald
Heat 3 – Dominic Gregoire, Cullen Brown, Zach Johnson

Feature – Heinrich, Johnson, Nelson, Cullen Brown, Gregoire, Gronwald, Wildman, Deering, Bluhm, Gronwald

WISSOTA Mod Fours:

Heat 1 – Gery Citrowske, Ryan Schmitt, Matt Halls
Heat 2 – Jesse Yarmon, Josh Moen, Nick Egge

Feature – Egge, Halls, Schmitt, Moen, Bjorklund, Yarmon, Dean Larson, Jim Kanten, Tim Kanten, Tyler Larson

WISSOTA Super Stocks:

Heat 1 – Jon Stepan, Steve Beach, Travis Winters
Heat 2 – Greg Keppen, Mike Peterson, Matt Gilbertson

Feature – Stepan, Dixon, Winters, Peterson, Schultz, Bergquist, Beach, Keppen, Tomes, Gilbertson

WISSOTA Modifieds:

Heat 1 – Andy Gordon, Dustin Zieske, Kent Wilms
Heat 2 – JJ Schuelke, Rick Schroeder, Scott Tofte

Feature – Schuelke, Gordon, Tofte, Wilms, Storck, Engebretson, Schroeder, Zieske, Bendel, Ehrp

WISSOTA Late Models:

Heat 1 – Corey Nelson, Brady Johanneck, Chuck Shellenbarger
Heat 2 – Mike Wold, Chuck Kelly, Brian Beutler

Feature – Corey Nelson, Pridal, Kelly, Wold, Beutler, Johanneck, Eilers, Shellenbarger, Rick Nelson, Wildung

Wild Night at Madison Speedway

August 24th, 2005

The evening started off with the WISSOTA Street Stock feature. Heat race winner, Jay Hedtke, started on the pole alongside the #71x of Cory Tammen. At the drop of the green Tammen shot to the lead with Hedtke slipping back and eventually out with mechanical problems.

Tammen maintained a sizeable lead until the caution came out on lap twelve for the #25 of Mike Jans who came to a stop in turn four with mechanical problems after running in the top five.

On the restart Tammen led the field into turn one only to see his chance at a win come to an end when the right rear tire and rim sheared off exiting turn two. The yellow came back while Tammen came to the work area to replace the tire.

That handed the lead over to Kelly Timm who went on to pick up another feature win at Madison Speedway. Jason Long finished a close second with Jimmy Williams coming home third.

The always exciting Midwest Modifieds were up next with Bill Dack and Todd Soderstrom leading the field off turn four to accept the green.

Dack shot out to the early lead. The veteran Mid Mod pilot stretched his lead out to eight car lengths only to see Brandon Nelson clear the fading Soderstrom for second on lap four and begin to reel him in. At the same time Brock Gronwald came from his eight starting position to take over third and get by Dack for second one lap later after he bobbled exiting turn four.

One lap later Gronwald showed his dominance at the track and shot to the lead past Nelson and never looked back to pick up another win at Madison Speedway. Nelson went pitside several laps later ending his night handing second over to Zach Johnson who stayed there till the checkered flag dropped. Nate Heinrich finished in third after starting fifth.

Things were wild in the Mod Four class which rolled onto the track next with Dean Larson and Jim Kanten on the front row.

The green flag dropped with Larson getting the jump on the field. It wouldn’t stay that way for long as the yellow came out on lap two for the spinning Ryan Hausmann. On the restart Matt Halls gathered up the steam off turn four to take the lead from Larson. The caution came out again on lap six for contact between the #17 of Gary Citrowske and the #4u of Kanten. Citrowske was charged with the caution and tagged the end of the field.

The caution flew again on the restart for contact between Tim Kanten and Hausmann.

The field bunched back up and the green came back out once again.
Halls never looked back and picked up the feature win with a charging Ryan Schmitt finishing second and Justin Bjorklund bringing home third.

A scary accident occurred on the last lap between Ryan Hausmann and Zach Moen who made contact exiting turn two and ended in the middle of the backstretch with both cars upside down after making heavy contact with the outside retaining wall. After Moen’s car was flipped back on its wheels, and Moen was able to exit unhurt, the car caught fire in a huge ball of flames and forced the Madison Fire Department to fight a rare fire at the track. Hausmann was able to escape unhurt but both cars were heavily damaged in the incident.

The wild WISSOTA Super Stocks were up next. Alan Bergquist and Ross Dixon raced down to the green flag on the front row only to see the caution come out before a lap was in the books for the #2 of Travis Winters who spun in turn two. The field went back to a complete restart only to see it called back once again when the pole sitter, Bergquist, spun coming out of turn four before a lap was completed.

That forced the field into a single file start with Dixon leading the way. The “Ramona Rocket” never looked back, despite several more cautions which slowed the way, and picked up a very convincing feature victory.

The second to last feature of the evening was up next as the WISSOTA Modifieds rolled onto the high banks. Mike Storck was on the pole alongside the up and coming rookie of Kent Wilms. At the drop of the green Storck shot to the lead with Wilms and the rest of the field in tow.

Just past the half way point the caution flag came out for the national rookie of the year point’s leader, Andy Gordon, who came to a stop in turn two with heavy damage to his rear suspension.

Back underway Storck continued to lead the way but the caution came out before another lap was in the books for contact between the #19 of Derek Zieske and the #23 of Matt Gilbertson in the backstretch who got together after having to checkup for another car. Both cars retired for the remainder of the feature.

The next restart was called back again when Terry Engebretson and JJ Schuelke connected off turn four and caused both cars to spin and come to a stop before turn one. Schuelke was done for the night while Engebretson was able to continue.

The race went green the rest of the way with Storck picking up the feature win despite a busted left front suspension which only slowed him a little. Kent Wilms held onto a very well raced second placed finish despite pressure from veteran mod shoe Scott Tofte who finished a very close third.

The final feature of the night was for the WISSOTA Late Models. Jeff Wildung was on the pole and grabbed the lead at the drop of three green. Brady Johanneck settled into second from his outside front row starting position.

The field was slowed by two cautions but that didn’t hinder Wildung who went on to pick up another feature win at Madison Speedway.

A hard charging Corey Nelson was able to grab second from Johanneck after the first restart and stay there until the checkered flag came out. Mike Wold was also able to slip past Johanneck on the last lap and finished a very close third.

Next Sunday night is Season Championship at Madison Speedway. The start time is 6:30 with racing in all six divisions. Please visit our website at www.madisonmnspeedway.com for more information.

Doar Takes Another Win Out of Madison Speedway

August 21st, 2005

The action started off with the WISSOTA Street Stocks. Travis Berends and defending track champion, Kelly Timm, started on the front row of the 14 lap feature. At the drop of the green Kelly Timm jumped out to a nice lead. Berends began to experience handling problems and began to fade right away. The issue that Berends began to get worse and it showed what it was on lap three when the right rear tire on his car went flying off the car and into the guardrail in turn two. That brought out the caution bunching the field back up.

Back under green Timm began to pull away but Mike Jans, Cory Tammen, and Jason Long began to reel him in. Jans night came to an end one lap later when the car quit coming off turn two.

That gave Timm another nice buffer between himself and the rest of the field but that came to an end when Long began to run him down and went to second coming off turn two but then slipped back when he jumped the cushion in turn four. That put Cory Tammen in second with Don Barber now pressuring him for position.

The yellow came out one lap later for the 18s of Ryan Schroeder who experienced mechanical problems but was able to continue.

Back under green and with only six laps remaining Timm began to feel pressure from the #77 of Don Barber who found bit on the high side of the track. Barber passed Timm with two laps remaining and picked up his first feature win of the season at Madison Speedway.

The Midwest Modifieds were the next class up. Dominic Gregoire and Brock Gronwald were lucky on the redraw and started on the front row.

At the drop of the green Gronwald shot out to a familiar position and into the lead on lap one. The action was hot and heavy thru the middle of the pack with two and three wide racing all the way back.

On lap seven the caution came out when the #29b of Tyler Barker blew and engine exiting turn two. That bunched the field up with Gronwald in the lead and the #11n of Brandon Nelson now in second.

Gronwald crossed the line with the lead on lap 12 but was really feeling the pressure from Nelson who had now pulled right alongside the Fergus Falls resident. The duo had the crowd on the feet the last two laps as they went door-to-door all the way around the track. At the line Gronwald just edged out Nelson by just a few feet to pick up another win. Nelson finished second with Gregoire in third.

The WISSOTA Super Stock class came to the track with Ross Dixon and Kyle Peterlin on the front row. The green came out but was followed by the yellow right away when the #1 car of Mike Peterson was forced into the wall by the #66b of Bergquist when he lost control coming out of turn four to take the green. Peterson was not able to continue.

When the green came out again the #23 of Peterlin shot to the early lead with Dixon on his bumper. Jeff Crouse had quietly worked his way into third and began to apply pressure to Dixon for second.

The yellow came out on lap five when the #26 of Brent Pulskamp spun on the front stretch. Jon Stepan was charged with the caution and tagged the end of the field.

Back under green Dixon relinquished second to Crouse. Peterlin was still out front but now had Crouse on his bumper to worry about. The caution came out one more time on lap 10 when the #21t of Dale Tomes spun exiting turn two.

That bunched the field back up and that produced one of the best races Madison Speedway has seen all season long. Peterlin continued to lead but Crouse began to find a faster line around the track and started to pull up alongside Peterlin with a handful of laps remaining. Peterlin and Crouse switched racing lines twice as the white flag flew. Down the back stretch Peterlin went low and Crouse went high as they entered turn three. Coming out of turn four it was anyone’s race. Crouse just edged Peterlin at the line by approximately two feet to pick up his first ever win at Madison Speedway. Peterlin finished second with Dixon in third.

The featured event of the night was the 40 lap $2000 to win Tri Star Engine Supply Challenge Series event. Curt Gelling, Duane Mahder, Myron Tschakert and Lance Mathees picked up the heat race wins and Jeff Wildung and Ron Schreiner grabbed the two B feature victories. The Dash was won my Terry Casey.

The front row was occupied by “Mr. Excitement” Terry Casey and former series champion Duane Mahder.

At the drop of the green Mahder jumped to the lead with Casey in tow. There were cars racing all over the track with two and three grooves available for them to do so.

Mahder continued to lead but the field was slowed on lap thirteen when Joel Cryderman came to a stop in turn one with a busted right rear.

Back underway Mahder continued to lead with the top five still fighting it out for position. The car on the move was the #11 of Pat Doar who came up to battle Mahder for the lead just before the halfway point after starting in the ninth position.

On lap 18 Doar shot to the lead and began to take off from the rest of the field. The yellow came out again on lap twenty five when the #50 of Jeff Wildung came to a stop in turn four with a busted engine.

Back under green Doar took off again and put about a straight away lead on the second place car of Terry Casey who took over second from Mahder just after the drop of the green on the restart.

Doar continued to walk away from the rest of the field when the caution came out again on lap thirty three for the #4f of Jeff Hinkemeyer who came to a stop on the back stretch with steering problems.

The restart didn’t go very well for the #73 of Chad VanDrunen who made contact with another car and caused heavy front end damage to the right front ending his night early.

The green came back out again but the results were the same with Doar walking away from the field. The best battle was between Provinzino and Casey for second. The two raced each other hard on both ends of the track and made contact several times. The caution came out one more time when Casey busted a right rear and came to a stop in turn four.

The final two laps went green and Pat Doar picked up another win at Madison Speedway. Jeff Provinzino finished second with Duane Mahder coming home in third.

SUMMARY

WISSOTA Street Stocks:

Heat 1 – 1 Don Barber (77) 2 Royce Jawaski (5J) 3 Mike Jans (25)
Heat 2 – 1 Travis Berends (27) 2 Jason Long (18X) 3 Corey Tammen (71X)

Feature – 1 Don Barber (77) 2 Kelly Timm (75) 3 Jason Long (18X) 4 Corey Tammen (71X) 5 Royce Jawaski (5J) 6 Kris Edwards (97) 7 Ryan Schroeder (18S) 8 Brandon Jacobson (8) 9 Chuck Savoie (21) 10 Mike Jans (25) DNF

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:

Heat 1 – 1 Brock Gronwald (2G) 2 Kevin Adams (40) 3 Dominick Gregoire (44D)
Heat 2 – 1 Jake Wildman (99) 2 Tyler Limoges (72) 3 Brandon Nelson (11N)

Feature – 1 Brock Gronwald (2G) 2 Brandon Nelson (11N) 3 Zach Johnson (73) 4 Nate Heinrich (10H) 5 Kevin Adams (40) 6 Jake Wildman (99) 7 Tyler Limoges (72) 8 Dominick Gregoire (44D) 9 Todd Soderstrom (63) 10 Brian Johnson (2B)

WISSOTA Super Stocks:

Heat 1 – 1 Jon Stepan (3S) 2 Greg Keppen (13K) 3 Zach Schultz (511)
Heat 2 – 1 Brent Pulskamp (26) 2 Kyle Peterlin (23) 3 Jeff Crouse (29)
Heat 3 – 1 Ross Dixon (3D) 2 Jeff Flaten (15F) 3 Nick Guthmiller (155)

Feature – 1 Jeff Crouse (29) 2 Kyle Peterlin (23) 3 Ross Dixon (3D) 4 Jeff Flaten (15F) 5 Zach Schultz (511) 6 Jon Stepan (3S) 7 Steve Beach (28X) 8 Brent Pulskamp (26) 9 Travis Winter (2) 10 Jeremy Brogaard (00)

WISSOTA Late Models:

Heat 1 – Curt Gelling (18) Joel Cryderman (51) John Seitz (92)
Heat 2 – Duane Mahder (51) Terry Casey(42) Pat Doar (11)
Heat 3 – Myron Tschakert (01) Jerry Pridal (38) Jeff Provinzino (28)
Heat 4 – Lance Matthees (90) Mitch Johnson (00) Scott Ward (37)

B-feature #1 – Jeff Wildung (50) Don Shaw (42s) Brad Seng (12s)
B-feature #2 – Ron Schreiner (97) Chad VanDrunen (73) Mike Stadel (7s)

Feature – Doar, Provonzino, Mahder, Johnson, Mathees, Schreiner, Sietz, Ward, Kaanta, Pridal, Gelling, Jensen, Tschakert, Stadal, Shaw, Casey, VanDrunen, Seng, Hinkemeyer, Zimmerman, Wildung, Johanneck, Beutler, Eischens, Cryderman

Gordon Notches Number Eight at Madison Speedway

August 1st, 2005

Up next were the Midwest Modifieds with Todd Soderstrom and Zach Johnson on the front row for the feature. At the drop of the green Johnson shot out to the lead as Soderstrom ran into handling problems and was shuffled to the back. Brock Gronwald shot from his sixth starting spot into second by lap two and began to track down Johnson. Gronwald was never able to mount a charge on Johnson as the feature went green the entire way. Johnson picked up the feature win with Gronwald in second and Nate Heinrich coming home third.

The WISSOTA Mod Fours came to the track next with Tim Kanten and Jesse Yarmon comprising the front row.

At the drop of the green the #2 of Yarmon shot to the lead with Kanten settling into second. Yarmon stayed out front until lap three when the #52s of Ryan Schmitt moved past Kanten and Yarmon into the lead. Schmitt took off and hid from the rest of the field as Gary Citrowske moved to second from his ninth starting position by lap twelve. That is the way they would finish with Yarmon settling for third.

The WISSOTA Super Stocks had a hard time getting their feature going next as Jon Stepan and Jeff Flaten led to the field to the green. The field went under caution right away as the #511 of Zach Schultz spun in turn two collecting the #13k of Greg Keppen.

Back under green the race went to caution right away as Alan Bergquist spun in the same spot collecting the #2 of Travis Winter. Bergquist retired for the night as Winter was able to continue.

The green came back out but yellow soon followed on lap five when mayhem broke out in turn two once again with several cars involved. Soon thereafter the laps were cut from twelve to six.

Stepan was still up front at the drop of the green but Steve Beach was applying all kinds of pressure. The duo raced hard to the line with Stepan taking home the win with Beach finishing second. Mike Peterson had a great run coming from eleventh to finish third.

The open wheeled WISSOTA Modifieds shot track side next with Matt Schroeder and Terry Bendel on the front row. At the drop of the green the field entered turn one only too see the #50w car of Ben Wolden spin in turn two. The #4k car of Kent Wilms made contact with Wolden but both cars were able to continue.

The field went back to green with Schroeder out front. Andy Gordon made a move one lap later to move into second past Bendel and began to apply pressure to Schroeder for the lead. Two laps later Gordon made a move on Schroeder in turn four to take over first and never looked back. Jason Miller was able to move from his fifth starting position to move into second on lap five but was never able to reel in Gordon. The rookie Mod pilot picked up the win followed by Miller and 10th start Terry Engebretson finished third.

The final feature of the night was the WISSOTA Late Models with Ardy Eilers starting on the pole alongside Brady Johanneck. At the drop of the green Eilers and Johanneck went door to door for the first two circuits. Eilers was able to get the edge and take over sole possession of first and occupy it for the first half of the race only to relinquish it to Jeff Wildung on lap seven. Wildung never looked back and picked up another feature win at Madison Speedway. Eilers finished second with Mike Wold taking third.

The next race up on the schedule for Madison Speedway is on Sunday, August 7th at 6:30 pm. You can visit our webpage at www.madisonmnspeedway.com for more information.

SUMMARY

WISSOTA Street Stocks:

Heat 1 – Bill Anseeuw, Scott Huston, Mike Jans
Heat 2 – Jay Hedtke, Chad Olsen, Cory Tammen

Feature – Kelly Timm, Travis Berends, Kody Jacobson, Jay Hedtke, Russ Carlson, Mike Jans, Cory Tammen, Kris Edwards, Scott Huston

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:

Heat 1 – John Schuelke, Brock Gronwald, Nate Heinrich
Heat 2 – Zach Johnson, Brandon Nelson, Dominic Gregoire

Feature – Zach Johnson, Brock Gronwald, Nate Heinrich, John Schuelke, Brandon Nelson, Dominic Gregoire, Todd Soderstrom, Derek Bluhm, DJ Tesch, Ryan Bjerkeset

WISSOTA Mod Fours:

Heat 1 – Dean Larson, Gary Citrowske, Jesse Yarmon
Heat 2 – Ryan Schmitt, Justin Bjorklund, Ryan Hausmann

Feature – Ryan Schmitt, Gary Citrowske, Jesse Yarmon, Nick Egge, Justin Bjorklund, Dean Larson, Zach Moen, Tim Kanten, Jim Kanten, Ryan Hausmann

WISSOTA Super Stocks:

Heat 1 – Kevin Robertson, Ross Dixon, Alex Engelstad
Heat 2 – Todd Carter, Jon Stepan, Steve Beach

Feature – Jon Stepan, Steve Beach, Mike Peterson, Todd Carter, Ross Dixon, Travis Winter, Dale Tomes, Larry Schulz, Alan Bergquist, Jeff Flaten

WISSOTA Modifieds:

Heat 1 – Jason Miller, Ben Wolden, Rick Schroeder
Heat 2 – Terry Engebretson, Andy Gordon, Kent Wilms

Feature – Andy Gordon, Jason Miller, Terry Engebretson, Scott Tofte, JJ Schuelke, Kent Wilms, Mike Storck, Rick Schroeder, Matt Schroeder, Ben Wolden

WISSOTA Late Models:

Heat 1 – Chad VanDrunen, Mike Wold, Jeff Wildung
Heat 2 – Corey Nelson, Josh Moen, Ardy Eilers

Feature – Jeff Wildung, Ardy Eilers, Mike Wold, Jerry Pridal, Corey Nelson, Rick Nelson, Chad VanDrunen, Brady Johanneck, Chuck Kelly, Josh Moen

Sabraski Takes Midwest Mod Feature Win at Madison

July 25th, 2005

The evening kicked off with #40 of Buzzy Adams starting on the pole after picking the lucky number during the redraw on the front stretch.

At the drop of the green Adams took off down the backstretch with a five car link lead but it was called back when the third starting car of Danny Bayer sustained left front suspension damage and couldn’t make it off the racing surface.

On the restart Adams shot back into the lead with the #11n of Brandon Nelson chasing him in second. Brock Gronwald shot into third and began to battle it out with Nelson for second when the two made contact in turn two. That caused Nelson to pull pit side with a flat left rear tire moving Gronwald into second.

The caution came out on lap four when the #44d of Dominic Gregoire jumped the cushion in turn three and went for a dusty ride on the other side of the banking. That bunched the field back up with Adams still in the lead.

The car on the move was the #7a of Shane Sabraski who had already moved into third on lap five and on the restart began to apply pressure on Gronwald for second. The duo went at it for the next handful of laps until Sabraski was able to move past Gronwald for second on lap twelve

Out front Adams was pulling away even further when the yellow came out again on lap sixteen when the #44d of Gregoire spun once again ending his night.

On the restart Sabraski dove to the inside of Adams for the lead but was not able to make the pass. Adams began to pull away and looked to be on his way to an easy win when a ominous puff of smoke came from under the hood when he exited turn four on lap twenty one. The blown engine of Adam’s brought out another caution handing the lead over to Sabraski.

Sabraski cruised to the win followed by Gronwald and Zach Johnson.

The WISSOTA Street Stocks came out next with Somerset, WI native Chris Peterson on the pole position. Alongside him was local hotshoe Mike Jans. On the start Jans shot to the lead and Peterson settled into second. The yellow came out on lap five when the #16 of Jason Vandekamp broke into turn two dropping debris on the track.

Back underway Scott Paulson began to work on Peterson for second and was able to get by him on lap nine. The Street Stock veteran set his sights on Jans for first. Three laps leader that’s exactly what he did and cruised on to pick up the win despite one more caution. Jans finished second with Peterson in third.

The open wheel warriors of the WISSOTA Modifieds rolled onto the racing surface next with Andy Gordon and Matt Schroeder making up the front row. On the start the two stayed side by side all the way around till turn four when Schroeder made slight contact with Gordon sending them both spinning. The caution was charged to Schroeder who tagged the end of the field.

On the restart JJ Schuelke was moved up to the outside front row with Gordon on the pole. Schuelke shot to the lead with Gordon in tow.

On lap eight the caution came out for contact between Scott Ward and Mike Storck in between turn one and two. Storck tagged the end of the field and the green came back out.

That was all JJ Schuelke needed as he cruised to his second consecutive win in four days at the high banks. Gordon held on to second with Terry Engebretson in third.

The last class of the night were the high powered WISSOTA Late Models.

Jeff Wildung started on the pole and ran away at the drop of the green. Corey Nelson was able to stay close but faded after two laps.

The best battle on the track was for second thru 5th between Nelson, Myron Tschakert, Rick Nelson and Jerry Pridal. The four drivers sliced and diced with Tschakert sliding into second with a handful of laps left. Nelson held on to third despite pressure at the end from Pridal.

The next race up is on Sunday, July 24th as all classes will be running at the track for the first time in several weeks. Start time is 6:30pm sharp. Please visit our website at www.madisonmnspeedway.com for more information.

RACE SUMMARY:

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds

Heat 1 – 1.Tyler Limoges (72) Redwood Falls, MN 2.Shane Sabraski (7A) Rice, MN 3.Jason Wendlandt (35W) Dassel, MN

Heat 2 – 1.Jim Horejsi (58) Echo, MN 2.Zach Johnson (73) Lowry, MN 3.DJ Tesch (30) Clear Lake, SD

Heat 3 – 1.Jake Wildman (99) Glenwood, MN 2.Kevin Adams (40) Cameron, WI 3.Brandon Nelson (11N) New London, MN

Heat 4 – 1.Danny Bayer (36) Elrosa, MN 2.Brock Gronwold (2G) Fergus Falls, MN 3.Jason Hoffman (07) Villard, MN

B-Feature – 1.Zach Schultz 2.E. Wendlandt 3.Matthews 4.Heinrich 5.Soderstrom 6.Olson 7.Bjerkeset DNF 8.Deering DNS 9.Bluhm DNS

Feature – A-Main – 25 laps
1.Shane Sabraski (11) 2.Gronwold (5) 3.Johnson (8) 4.Hoffman (6) 5.Sniezek (14) 6.Wildman (9) 7.Gulbrandson (17) 8.Gregg (15) 9.Johanneck (20) 10.J. Wendlandt (12) 11.Dack (18) 12.Brutger (16) 13.Tesch (7) 14.Slinden (19) 15.E.Wendlandt (22) 16.Jim Horejsi (4) 17.Nelson 18.Adams 19.Gregoire 20.Matthews 21.Limoges 22.Schultz 23.Heinrich 24.Bayer

WISSOTA Street Stocks

Heat 1 – 1.Chris Peterson (21x) Somerset, WI
2.Scott Huston (21H) Benson, MN
3.Ryan Buer (F7) Atwater, MN

Heat 2 – 1.Jason Long (18x) Madsion, MN
2.Jim Gullikson (21) Forest Lake, MN
3.Steve Weber (56) Big Stone City, SD

Heat 3 – 1.Mike Jans (25) Clarkfield, MN
2.Jim Randall (15) Rice Lake, WI
3.Don Barber (77B) New London, MN

Feature – A-Main – 25 laps
1.Scott Paulson (6)
2.Jans (2)
3.Peterson (1)
4.Barber (9)
5.Huston (8)
6.Long (11)
7.Gullikson (4)
8.Gustafson (15)
9.Berends (13)
10.Timm (18)
11.Schroeder (14)
12.Block (17)
13.Savoie (19)
14Weber
15.Tammen
16.Buer
17.Jawaski
18.Randall
19.Vandekamp

WISSOTA Modifieds:

Heat 1 – 1.Mike Storck (75) Morris, MN
2.Scott Tofte (28) Madison, MN
3.Terry Engebretson (1x) Cyrus, MN

Heat 2 – 1.Andy Gordon (21) Murdock, MN
2.Scott Ward (37) Watertown, SD
3.Matt Schroeder (27) Montevideo, MN

Feature – A-Main – 12 laps
1.JJ Schuelke
2.Gordon
3.Engebretson
4.Tofte
5.Ward
6.R. Schroeder
7.Bendel
8.Storck
9.M. Schroeder
10.Ehrp

WISSOTA Late Models:

Heat 1 – 1.Jeff Wildung (50) Nassau, MN
2.Rick Nelson (12N) Alexandria,MN
3.Josh Moen (9M) Boyd, MN

Heat 2 – 1.Scott Ward (37) Watertown, SD
2.Chad VanDrunen (73) Minneota, MN
3.Brady Johanneck (54) Spicer, MN

Feature – 1.Jeff Wildung (1)
2.Tschakert (6)
3.Nelson (4)
4.Pridal (8)
5.Johanneck (7)
6.Nelson (2)
7.VanDrunen (3)
8.Eilers (11)
9.Moen (10)
10.Wold (12)

Madison to Host Tri-Star Challenge Series Event

July 21st, 2005

The second Tri-Star event will be held on Tuesday, August 16th, which will fit in quite nicely to a week, which already had 2 Tri-Star series events on the schedule. The week will kick off at the Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, SD on Monday, August 15th and then the tour will travel to the Madison Speedway in Madison, MN on Tuesday, August 16th and then will complete a three-day swing on Wednesday, August 17th at the Fiesta City Speedway in Montevideo, MN.

This three-race swing should provide a phenomenal week of Late Model auto racing throughout Western Minnesota and Eastern South Dakota. Fans should be looking for big car counts and always killer racing action all three nights long.

Madison Speedway has partnered with Stepan to co-promote this event as a FYE Motorsports event at “The Driver’s Track” in extreme Western Minnesota. This event will be co-sponsored by Happy Hour Sports Bar, FYE Motorsports, Mac Racing Promotions, Bobbers Down Bar & Grill of Dawson, Stolpman Gravel of Bellingham, Schrunk’s Implement of Canby.

There will be no racing on Sunday, August 14th.

Madison Speedway will run WISSOTA sanctioned Super Stocks, Midwest Modifieds and Street Stocks along with the Late Models and will have a start time of 7:00pm. This event should rival the July show which saw Joel Cryderman out-duel Curt Gelling and Kent Arment on his way to the $2,000 payday.

For more information about this event or the Challenge Series, check out the Madison Speedway website at www.madisonmnspeedway.com or call Chris at (715) 497-8916.

Schuelke Picks Up WISSOTA Mod Feature Win

July 18th, 2005

The WISSOTA Street Stocks were the first class to pull onto the racing surface for their feature event. Jim Williams picked up the lone heat race win and started in the sixth position for the feature. Mike Jans and Cory Tammen have seen a lot of each other lately and the duo were at it again starting side by side on the front row for the main event.

At the drop of the green flag Jans was able to shoot out to the lead with Tammen falling into second. The top two cars ran away from the rest of the field with Kelly Timm occupying third all by himself.

The lone yellow flag came on lap 10 when Ryan Schroeder spun in turn four. On the ensuing two lap shootout Tammen tried to get under Jans but was never able to pull off the pass on his second consecutive feature win at the high banked track. Tammen finished second with Kelly Timm rounding out the top three.

The exciting Midwest Modified feature made its way trackside next with Derek Bluhm and DJ Tesch starting on the front row. On the start the fifth starting car of Brock Gronwald was able to find bite on the inside of the straight away and shot to the lead as the pack exited turn two. Gronwald was not alone though as Zach Johnson came from the seventh starting spot to tag along and shoot into second down the back stretch.

The two young hotshoes took off from the rest of the pack with Gronwald adding to his lead over Johnson by about a car length each lap. The lone caution of the feature came on lap five when the #44d of Dominic Gregoire and the #51 of Derek Bluhm made contact in turn two sending Gregoire into the outside retaining wall.

Back under green Gronwald checked out on the rest of the field and picked up his second feature win of the week at Madison Speedway. Zach Johnson finished second and Nate Heinrich came home in third.

A nice field of WISSOTA Mod Fours showcased their feature event next as Dean Larson started on the pole and was able to get a good jump at the start and take the lead early on. Larson began to pull away from the rest of the field as the #17 of Gary Citrowske moved into second past the #14h of Chris Holte on lap two. It looked as if Citrowske might have something for Larson but was never able to mount a serious charge. Larson cruised to the feature win and Citrowske was nipped at the line for second by the #7 of Nick Egge.

The WISSOTA Super Stock feature saw a rookie and a veteran occupy the front row as Mike Peterson, who is in his first season behind the wheel of a Super Stock, started on the pole and Steve Beach sat in the outside pole position.

On the start Peterson was able to get a good jump and took over sole possession of the lead. Beach held tight in second and began to pressure Peterson right away for the lead. On lap two the yellow flag came out for Larry Schultz has he lost his right rear tire and rim in turn four.

Back underway Beach was still pressuring Peterson for the lead and saw the opening he needed on lap four as he moved to the inside and into the lead down the backstretch. Peterson didn’t go quietly and hung tightly in second position.

The battle was on for third between Jeremy Brogaard, Jon Stepan and Ross Dixon as the trio went three wide on several occasions.

Back up front Beach and Peterson had put almost a straight away between themselves and the rest of the pack. Beach never looked back and ran a super smooth race to pick up the feature win. Peterson finished in a very strong second and Ross Dixon was able to race his way into third.

The main event of the evening was up next as twenty WISSOTA Modifieds pulled to the racing surface. Heat race wins and an extra $100 (courtesy of Matt’s Motor Worx, Halls Performance Engines, Vetter Performance Engines, Sturdy Race Engines and Victory Racing Engine) went to Craig Christianson, JJ Schuelke, and Dave Cain.

The hottest rookie in the WISSOTA Mods started on the pole and right next to him was the hard charging Ryan Canon. On the drop of the green flag for the twenty five lap feature event Gordon jumped to the lead. Schuelke moved past Canon in turn two when the Clearwater, MN resident jumped the cushion on turn two which cost him several spots. Schuelke was able to get underneath Gordon one lap later but the pass was negated when the #11c of Chris Prussman had nowhere to go when a car checked up and made hard contact with the outside wall in turn one. After making quick repairs the Brookings hotshoe was able to continue.

On the restart the cars of Matt Anderson and Dave Storck made contact in turn two bringing out another yellow. Storck was not able to continue and ended his night early on.

Back underway once again Gordon and Schuelke were going at it tooth and nail for the lead. Schuelke was able to get underneath Gordon and several occasions but wasn’t able to get the run he needed until lap six when he moved inside Gordon in turn three and into the lead.

Schuelke then began to distance himself from the rest of the field until he encountered lapped traffic on lap seventeen which allowed Gordon to close within six car lengths. It was never enough though as Schuelke went on to pick up the $1000 winners share of the purse and picking up his first feature win of the season at Madison Speedway. Gordon was able to lock down second and Dave Cain edged Craig Christianson for third.

The next race up at Madison Speedway is the Governors Ethanol Challenge featuring the WISSOTA Midwest Mods and Street Stocks on Thursday, July 21st. Race time is 7pm sharp. You can find more information on our website located at www.madisonmnspeedway.com

SUMMARY

WISSOTA Street Stocks

Heat 1 – Jim Williams, Scott Huston, Mike Jans

Feature – Mike Jans, Cory Tammen, Kelly Timm, Jim Williams, Scott Huston, Jay Hedtke, Travis Berends, Ryan Schroeder, Kris Edwards

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:

Heat 1 – Brandon Nelson, Zach Schultz, DJ Tesch
Heat 2 – Dominic Gregoire, Zach Johnson, Nate Heinrich

Feature – Brock Gronwald, Zach Johnson, Nate Heinrich, Todd Soderstrom, Bill Dack, Zach Schultz, Jason Anderson, Ryan Bjerkeset, Derek Bluhm, Tyler Barker

WISSOTA Mod Fours:

Heat 1 – Gary Citrowske, Nick Egge, Tim Kanten
Heat 2 – Ryan Schmitt, Jim Kanten, Dean Larson

Feature – Dean Larson, Nick Egge, Gary Citrowske, Tim Kanten, Chris Holte, Dusty Peterson, Zach Moen, Ryan Schmitt, Jim Kanten, Justin Bjorklund

WISSOTA Super Stocks:

Heat 1 – Jon Stepan, Mike Peterson, Ross Dixon
Heat 2 – Greg Keppen, Travis Winters, Zach Schultz

Feature – Steve Beach, Mike Peterson, Ross Dixon, Jon Stepan, Greg Keppen, Brent Pulskamp, Travis Winters, Dale Tomes, Alan Bergquist, Jeremy Brogaard

WISSOTA Modifieds:

Heat 1 – Craig Christianson, Jay McDonald, Mike Storck
Heat 2 – JJ Schuelke, Dave Storck, Matt Gilbertson
Heat 3 – Dave Cain, Ryan Canon, Terry Engebretson

Feature – JJ Schuelke, Andy Gordon, Dave Cain, Craig Christianson, Terry Engebretson, Jay McDonald, Ryan Canon, Rick Schroeder, Kent Wilms, Mike Storck, Matt Schroeder, Scott Tofte, Zach Johnson, Bobby Gierke, Matt Anderson, Chris Prussman, Rod Ehrp, Derek Zieske, Dave Storck, Matt Gilbertson

Cryderman Cashes in at Madison Speedway

July 17th, 2005

The WISSOTA Street Stocks kicked off the evenings festivities with their feature event. The track started out tacky and quickly went to dry slick as the night went along and that provided a great racing surface for the Street Stock feature.

Kelly Timm and Mike Jans led the field down to greet the green flag. Timm jumped out to the early lead with the 5j car of Royce Jawaski sliding into second. Mike Jans slipped back to third but was able to stay on pace with the top two cars.

Jawaski tried every trick in the book to get around Timm but could not make the pass. Mike Jans quietly snuck up on the outside and made it three wide on the last lap and slipped by both Jawaski and Timm to pick up a very entertaining victory. Jawaski just nipped Timm for second at the line.

The Midwest Mods worked their way to the track next with last weeks feature winner, Justin Jones, leading the field down to the green from the pole position. On the start Jones jumped out to an early lead but soon saw it disappear as the #2g of Brock Gronwald shot around Jones. Gronwald proceeded to check out but the action was still heated throughout the rest of the field.

The car on the move was the #72 of Tyler Limoges who started 10th and began to move into second when the yellow flag came out with two laps remaining. On the ensuing restart the field went back to yellow again when there was contact in turn three between several cars that sent Limoges over the banking of the track with front end damage. That was when the track officials called the race due to the time limit. Gronwald picked up another feature win with Limoges being scored in second and Jason Hoffman in third.

The WISSOTA Mod Four class was out next with Zach Moen and Dean Larson sitting on the front row. Moen jumped out to an early lead but ran into bad luck two laps later when he spun in turn two. That brought out the yellow and bunched the field back up. The caution handed the lead over to Mike Greseth and that was all the current national points leader needed as he went on to pick up the feature win. Shayne Laske charged from his 11th starting position to finish second with Dean Larson finishing third.

The Tri Star Engine Supply Challenge Series Late Models were up next. Picking up heat race wins earlier in the night were Dave Zimmerman, Brad Seng, Jeff Provonzino, Pat Doar, and Curt Gelling. Jeff Provonzino picked up the dash victory to start on the pole for the 40 lap feature event.

On the start Provonzino shot to the lead in turn one but the top was the place to be early on and Joel Cryderman took advantage of his outside front row starting position and took the lead exiting turn two.

Curt Gelling and Kent Arment took to the high side as well and moved past Provonzino relegating the Hibbing native to fourth. Cars were two and three wide all over the racing surface and that is what Cryderman encountered when he entered lapped traffic early on. That allowed Gelling and Arment to close and battle with Cryderman for the lead. Cryderman went low off turn four on lap 12 to get around a car exiting the speedway and that allowed Arment to move into the lead and take Gelling with him into second. Cryderman gathered up his ride and held onto third.

As the top three cars were battling it out the #42 of Terry Casey began his move to the front working the rim on both ends of the track. Casey moved past the current Tri Star Engine Supply Challenge Series point leader, John Kaanta, for the fourth spot and began to track down the top three.

Up front Arment and Gelling were slicing their way through lapped traffic. On lap 14 Arment was bottled up by lapped traffic which allowed Gelling to move into the lead. Gelling stayed there for the next 13 laps when the top three changed once again as Cryderman shot past Arment into second and then past Gelling for the lead exiting turn four.

With only a handful of laps left Terry Casey slipped in turn 3 just a bit when his right rear jumped the thin cushion and slid over the banking dropping him back several positions.

Back up front Cryderman held on to pick up the win with Curt Gelling just edging Arment for second at the line.

SUMMARY:

WISSOTA Street Stocks:

Heat 1 – Kelly Timm, Royce Jawaski, Cory Tammen
Heat 2 – Jim Williams, Jason Long, Don Barber

Feature – Mike Jans, Royce Jawaski, Kelly Timm, Don Barber, Jason Long, Cory Tammen, Scott Huston, Steve Weber, Travis Berends, Ryan Schroeder

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:

Heat 1 – Brock Gronwald, Zach Johnson, Jason Hoffman
Heat 2 – Bill Dack, Tyler Limoges, Justin Jones

Feature – Brock Gronwald, Tyler Limoges, Jason Hoffman, Zach Johnson, Brandon Nelson, Justin Jones, Jake Wildman, Derek Bluhm, Todd Soderstrom, Ryan Bjerkeset

WISSOTA Mod Fours:

Heat 1 – Nick Egge, Jesse Yarmon, Gary Citrowske
Heat 2 – Mike Greseth, Justin Bjorklund, Jim Kanten

Feature – Mike Greseth, Shayne Laske, Dean Larson, Nick Egge, Justin Bjorklund, Gary Citrowske, Jesse Yarmon, Ryan Schmitt, Jim Kanten, Tim Kanten

WISSOTA Late Models:

Heat 1 – Dave Zimmerman, Duane Mahder, Brady Johanneck
Heat 2 – Brad Seng, Kent Arment, John Kaanta
Heat 3 – Jeff Provonzino, Eric Breeschoten, Terry Casey
Heat 4 – Pat Doar, Joel Cryderman, John Seitz
Heat 5 – Curt Gelling, Lance Mathees, Dale Skytland

B-Feature #1 – Steve Laursen, Greg Meyer, Corey Nelson
B-Feature #2 – Jeff Wildung, Randy Schloegl, Cody Skytland

Dash – Jeff Provonzino, Joel Cryderman, Curt Gelling, Kent Arment, John Kaanta, Dave Zimmerman

Feature – Joel Cryderman, Curt Gelling, Kent Arment, John Kaanta, Eric Breeschoten, Terry Casey, Pat Doar, Jeff Provonzino, John Seitz, Steve Laursen, Jeff Wildung, Greg Meyer, Harry Hanson, Brady Johanneck, Mike Wold, Lance Mathees, Brad Seng, Dave Zimmerman, Randy Schloegl, Ron Schreiner, Curt Meyers, Dale Skytland, Duane Mahder, Cody Skytland, Corey Nelson

Aho Clean Sweeps Madison Speedway Supers

July 10th, 2005

A brief but heavy shower came over the track an hour before race time and made for lightning quick race surface as the WISSOTA Street Stocks came to the track first.

The #4 of Jay Hedtke and the #1z of Don Zeman made up the front for the feature event. Zeman jumped out to the early lead and was slowed by only one caution on his way to picking up the feature win during his first visit of the season. Hedtke finished second with Kelly Timm finishing a very close third.

The Midwest Modifieds pulled onto the track next with Brian Johnson and Dominic Gregoire leading the 16 car feature off turn four to take the green. As the field raced off into turn one John Schuelke made a hard right hand turn and headed straight towards the wall. Along the way he collected the #10h of Nate Heinrich. Schuelke did a good job of keeping off the car off the wall and both cars were able to continue.

On the restart Gregoire was able to get the start and jump out to a nice lead only to see a vanish in an instant when he spun in turn two with as the right rear tire was going flat. That moved the #69 car of Justin Jones into the lead. The car slicing through the field was the #2g car of Brock Gronwald who moved into second and began to apply a ton of pressure to Jones for the lead. Jones was able to weather the pressure and went on to pick up the checkered flag during his first visit to Madison Speedway. Gronwald was able to finish second with Tyler Limoges in third.

WISSOTA Mod Fours were next on the ticket and rolled to the track with Gary Citrowske and Mike Greseth on the front row. That changed right away as Greseth went to the work area before the race started with mechanical problems. That moved Dave Moe into the outside front row starting position.

On the start Citrowske took the lead exiting turn two and never looked back as he picked up his second consecutive win of the season. Justin Bjorklund turned in a good run finishing second and Steve Johnson finished third.

The twenty five lap Super Stock feature came rumbling to the track next. Zach Schultz, Bill Kelsey and Ryan Aho picked up the heat race wins. Brent Pulskamp and Schultz started on the front row and led the field to the green flag. On the start the red flag came out for Jeff Flaten who made hard contact with the back stretch wall causing heavy damage to the car. Once the accident was cleaned up the field went back to green with Schultz shooting out to the lead. Schultz led for the first sixteen laps and three cautions only to see Ryan Aho move around the Grove City, MN resident for the lead. A handful of cautions slowed the field from there on but Aho was able to hang on and pick up the win with Schultz finishing second and 15th starting Ross Dixon finishing third.

The eighteen car fields of WISSOTA Modifieds were ready to tackle the super fast racing surface next as Terry Engebretson and Kelly Harmelink comprised the front row. Engebretson shot out to the lead at the drop of the green and never looked back despite the field being slowed by four cautions. Jim Horseji came from his 6th starting position to finish second and Ryan Canon finished third during his first visit of the season.

The Tri Star Engine Supply Challenge Series for the WISSOTA Late Models are up next at Madison Speedway on Wednesday, July 13th. The always exciting show will start at 7pm on Wednesday night. You can visit our website at www.madisonmnspeedway.com to learn more about this exciting event.

SUMMARY

WISSOTA Street Stocks:

Heat 1 – Cory Tammen, Doug Groenhoff, Don Zeman
Heat 2 – Jay Hedtke, Kelly Timm, Scott Huston

Feature – Don Zeman, Jay Hedtke, Kelly Timm, Cory Tammen, Scott Huston, Kris Edwards, Mike Jans, Ryan Schroeder, Doug Groenhoff, Tim Olson

WISSOTA Midwest Mods:

Heat 1 – Zach Schultz, John Schuelke, Nate Heinrich
Heat 2 – Justin Jones, Derek Bluhm, Dominic Gregoire

Feature – Justin Jones, Brock Gronwald, Tyler Limoges, Zach Schultz, DJ Tesch, Jason Anderson, Dominic Gregoire, John Schuelke, Todd Soderstrom, Derek Bluhm

WISSOTA Mod Fours:

Heat 1 – Steve Johnson, Dennis Charles, Shayne Laske
Heat 2 – Ryan Schmitt, Jim Kanten, Mike Greseth

Feature – Gary Citrowske, Justin Bjorklund, Steve Johnson, Nick Egge, Shayne Laske, Dean Larson, Ryan Schmitt, Jim Kanten, David Moe, Zach Moen

WISSOTA Super Stocks:

Heat 1 – Zach Schultz, Kip Myers, Brent Pulskamp
Heat 2 – Bill Kelsey, Greg Keppen, Alex Engelstad
Heat 3 – Ryan Aho, Travis Winters, Jon Stepan

Feature – Ryan Aho, Zach Schultz, Ross Dixon, Jon Stepan, Steve Beach, Kyle Peterlin, Brent Pulskamp, Alex Engelstad, Greg Keppen, Jeff Crouse

WISSOTA Modifieds:

Heat 1 – Terry Engebretson, Jim Horejsi, Mike Storck
Heat 2 – Derek Zieske, Chris Prussman, Kent Wilms
Heat 3 – Matt Gilbertson, Matt Schroeder, JJ Scheulke

Feature – Terry Engebretson, Jim Horejsi, Ryan Canon, JJ Schuelke, Andy Gordon, Chris Prussman, Matt Schroeder, Derek Zieske, Matt Gilbertson, Wayne Jacquet

Dixon Scorches Supers at Madison Speedway

June 27th, 2005

The feature action started off with the WISSOTA Street Stocks and Jay Hedtke pacing the field from the pole position. Kelly Timm started alongside Hedtke and jumped to the lead at the drop of the green. Timm never looked back and led every lap to pick up another feature win at the 3/8 high-banked oval. Cory Tammen was able to work his way from the 4th starting position to finish second while Hedtke finished second.

The Midwest Modifieds were the next class to take to the racing surface. First heat race winner Nate Heinrich drew the number two starting position and started alongside Brandon Nelson on the front row as the field came off turn four to take the green. Heinrich jumped out to the early lead with Nelson settling into second. Heinrich stretched his lead to eight car lengths as third place starter, Brock Gronwald, began to duke it out with Nelson for second. The first caution flew on lap twelve of the feature when DJ Tesch spun to the inside of turn four with a broken rear suspension. On the restart Todd Soderstrom slowed to the inside of turn three bringing out another caution. Back underway Heinrich stretched his lead out but the action for second was still heated between Nelson and Gronwald as the duo traded paint and position. Heinrich went on to take the win with Nelson holding onto second and Gronwald finishing third.

The fast and furious Mod Four division was up next with rookie Tim Kanten and first heat race winner ,Ryan Schmitt, leading the field down to accept the green. On the start Schmitt jumped to the lead with Dean Larson coming to second from his fourth starting spot. Kanten made contact with Larson in turn three and spun collecting Justin Bjorklund and Matt Greseth. All three cars were able to continue with Kanten tagging the end of the field. Gary Citrowske inherited the outside front row as Schmitt took over the pole position on the restart. Citrowske used the starting position to his advantage and jumped out to a nice lead at the drop of the green. Citrowske held on to the lead until lap seven when the caution flew for Tim Kanten once again as he bobbled in turn two and forced Zach Moen to spin. Kanten was sent pitside for his second yellow of the feature. Citrowske jumped out to another nice lead on the restart and went on to pick up first feature win of the season. He felt pressure at on the last lap from Matt Greseth who finished second with his brother Mike Greseth finishing third.

The Super Stock were up next with a wild feature with Zach Schultz and Travis Winter leading the field to the green from the front row. Schultz jumped out the early lead with Steve Beach moving from his sixth starting spot up to second with several nice moves. The car to watch was the #3d of Ross Dixon who was on the move from his tenth starting spot to move into third on lap three. The first of four cautions came on lap two when Mike Stearns caused a caution in turn one. The field bunched back up and went green for two more laps only to see the yellow wave again when Jeremy Brogaard spun in turn two. Dixon moved had moved into second past Steve Beach on the restart and set his sites on Schultz for the lead when the green dropped once again. Dixon put his Arrow chassis up the high side and passed Schultz for the lead only to see the yellow fly again for the #15f of Jeff Flaten who blew a right front tire and flew off turn three. Back under green Dixon stretched his lead out leaving Schultz and Beach to wage a heated battle for second. The final caution flew on lap twelve when the #66b of Alan Bergquist spun in turn two. It didn’t matter to the #3d of Ross Dixon who went on to pick up another feature win at Madison Speedway with Steve Beach taking second and Zach Schultz finishing third.

The open wheeled warriors of the WISSOTA Mods came out next with the father son duo of Matt Schroeder and Rick Schroeder leading the field down to take the green. On the start the fourth starting car of Andy Gordon made a bold move and shot into second. The rookie sensation moved into the lead one lap later. Gordon went on to take the checkered flag for his third feature win of the weekend despite four cautions that slowed the pace.

The high-powered WISSOTA Late Models were up next. Brady Johanneck and Jeff Wildung were on the front row with Johanneck leading the first lap. Wildung quickly moved into the lead with a move to the inside off turn four on lap two. The Rocket Chassis driver never looked back as he picked up the victory during caution free feature event. Johanneck held on to second with Corey Nelson taking home a solid third place finish.

The next race night will be Monday, July 4th at Madison Speedway with all divisions, minus the late models, racing for the checkered flag. A huge fireworks display will follow courtesy of the Madison Chamber of Commerce. You can find out more information at our website located at www.madisonmnspeedway.com

SUMMARY:

WISSOTA Street Stocks:

Heat 1 – 1. Cory Tammen (71x) Clara City, MN, 2. Bill Anseeuw (5) Canby, MN, 3. Kelly Timm (75) Hanley Falls, MN

Feature – 1. Kelly Timm (75) Hanley Falls, MN, 2. Cory Tammen (71x) Clara City, MN, 3. Jay Hedtke (4) Grove City, MN, 4. Bill Anseeuw (5) Canby, MN, 5. Scott Huston (21h) Benson, MN, 6. Mike Jans (25) Clarkfield, MN, 7. Travis Berends (27) Montevideo, MN, 8. Ryan Schroeder (18s) Hancock, MN, 9. Kris Edwards (97) Watertown, SD

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds:

Heat 1 – 1. Nate Heinrich (10h) Madison, MN, 2. Brandon Nelson (11n) New London, MN, 3. Brock Gronwald (2g) Fergus Falls, MN

Heat 2 – 1. Jake Wildman (99) Glenwood, MN, 2. Bill Dack (2) Montevideo, MN, 3. DJ Tesch (30t) Clear Lake, SD

Feature – 1. Nate Heinrich (10h) Madison, MN, 2. Brandon Nelson (11n) New London, MN, 3. Brock Gronwald (2g) Fergus Falls, MN, 4. Jake Wildman (99) Glenwood, MN, 5. Zach Schultz (511) Grove City, MN, 6. Derek Bluhm (51) Clara City, MN, 7. Tim Siercks (71s) Princeton, MN, 8. Bill Dack (2) Montevideo, MN, 9. Dominic Gregoire (44d) Montevideo, MN, 10. Todd Soderstrom (63) Granite Falls, MN

WISSOTA Mod Fours:

Heat 1 – 1. Ryan Schmitt (52s) Dawson, MN, 2. Nick Egge (7) Kandiyohi, MN 3. Mike Greseth (17g) Harwood, ND

Heat 2 – 1. Matt Greseth (18) Harwood, ND, 2. Dean Larson (37) Pennock, MN, 3. Justin Bjorklund (99) Sacred Heart, MN

Feature – 1. Gary Citrowske (17) Dawson, MN, 2. Matt Greseth (18) Harwood, ND, 3. Mike Greseth (17g) Harwood, ND, 4. Ryan Schmitt (52s) Dawson, MN, 5. Dean Larson (37) Pennock, MN, 6. Nick Egge (7) Kandiyohi, MN, 7. Eric Monson (6) Harwood, ND, 8. Zach Moen (14) Boyd, MN, 9. Jim Kanten (4u) Milan, MN, 10. Justin Bjorklund (99) Sacred Heart, MN

WISSOTA Super Stocks:

Heat 1 – Jeremy Brogaard (00) Montevideo, MN, 2. Steve Beach (28x) Eagle Bend, MN, 3. John Lendry (1*) Aberdeen, SD

Heat 2 – 1. Ross Dixon (3d) Ramona, SD, 2. Zach Schultz (511) Grove City, MN, 3. Alan Bergquist (66b) Milbank, SD

Feature – 1. Ross Dixon (3d) Ramona, SD, 2. Steve Beach (28x) Eagle Bend, MN, 3. Zach Schultz (511) Grove City, MN, 4. Greg Keppen (13K) Brookings, SD, 5. Travis Winters (2) Sleepy Eye, MN, 6. Jon Stepan (3s) Brandon, MN, 7. Dale Tomes (21t) Dell Rapids, SD, 8. Jeremy Brogaard (00) Montevideo, MN, 9. Alan Bergquist (66b) Milbank, SD, 10. John Lendry (1*) Aberdeen, SD

WISSOTA Modifieds:

Heat 1 – 1. Andy Gordon (21) Murdock, MN, 2. JJ Schuelke (11s) Dawson, MN, 3. Dave Siercks (71b) Mounds View, MN

Heat 2 – 1. Blake Jegtvig (2j) Hawley, MN, 2. Terry Engebretson (1x) Cyrus, MN, 3. Matt Gilbertson (23) Montevideo, MN

Feature – 1. Andy Gordon (21) Murdock, MN, 2. JJ Schuelke (11s) Dawson, MN, 3. Terry Engebretson (1x) Cyrus, MN, 4. Dave Siercks (71b) Mounds View, MN

5. Kent Wilms (4k) Willmar, MN 6. Matt Schroeder (27) Montevideo, MN, 7. Matt Gilbertson (23) Montevideo, MN, 8. Rick Schroeder (13) Granite Falls, MN, 9. Mike Storck (75) Morris, MN, 10. Chris Prussman (11c) Brookings, SD

WISSOTA Late Models:

Heat 1 – 1. Corey Nelson (8) Canby, MN, 2. Brady Johanneck (54) Spicer, MN, 3. Mike Wold (151st) Dawson, MN

Heat 2 – 1. Jeff Wildung (50) Nassau, MN, 2. Rick Nelson (12n) Alexandria, MN, 3. Jason Thoennes (52) Alexandria, MN

Feature – 1. Jeff Wildung (50) Nassau, MN, 2. Brady Johanneck (54) Spicer, MN, 3. Corey Nelson (8) Canby, MN, 4. Rick Nelson (12n) Alexandria, MN, 5. Jerry Pridal (38) Taunton, MN, 6. Mike Wold (151st) Dawson, MN, 7. Josh Moen (9m) Boyd, MN, 8. Chuck Shellenbarger (2) Montevideo, MN, 9. Jason Thoennes (52) Alexandria, MN, 10. Brian Beutler (97) Canby, MN

Greseth Wins 1st Annual Jordy Martinson Memorial

June 20th, 2005

The action started off wit the WISSOTA Street Stock feature event. The top runners of Kelly Timm and Mike Jans comprised the front row and paced the field to the green flag for the feature event. Timm got the initial lead but after one lap the caution flew as the #71x of Cory Tammen slowed in turn four with an expired engine. The Hanley Falls resident, Kelly Timm, led the field back to take the green on the restart. Timm began to stretch his lead as Mike Jans and Scott Paulson battled it out for second. Paulson moved past Jans with eight laps to go and then set his sights on the #75 of Kelly Timm. With five laps remaining Paulson began to apply pressure on Timm but was never able to make the pass as the defending track champion went on to lead every lap and pick up the feature victory. Paulson was a close second with Mike Jans finishing third.

The always exciting Midwest Modifieds rumbled to the racing surface next. The low line was beginning to blow off and a second groove was becoming evident as Derek Bluhm and Zach Schultz led the field to take Stan Ross’s green flag for the start. Schultz jumped out to an early and commanding lead with Bluhm settling into the second position. The cars to watch were the #10h of Nate Heinrich and the #2g of Brock Gronwald who began to slice their way thru the field from their 6th and 10th starting positions respectively. At the halfway point Schultz was in the lead by almost a straight away as Gronwald moved into second. With 1 ½ laps remaining Gronwald closed right on the bumper of Schultz in turn three and made a bold move to take the lead as the white flag flew. Gronwald went on to pick up the green-white-checkered win with Schultz in second and Derek Bluhm just edging out Heinrich for third.

The main event for the evening rolled to the track next as the field formed up behind Josh Moen and Steve Johnson for the 1st Annual Jordy Martinson Memorial WISSOTA Mod Four feature event. At the drop of the green Johnson jumped out to the lead with Moen following closely in second. The race stayed green with Johnson in the lead till lap six when the #5p of Larry Strandberg looped his ride in between turns three and four. The field went back to green but only stayed that way for one lap when the caution came back out for the #17c of Gary Citrowske who made contact with the #99 of Justin Bjorklund in turn two. Citrowske was forced to tag the end of the field with Bjorklund getting his position back. The restart was called back when the #14h of Chris Holte jumped which brought out the caution once again. The next restart was even uglier as the #37 of Dean Larson made contact with the second running car of Josh Moen that sent him up the banking in turn two. The #4u car of Jim Kanten had nowhere to go and plowed into the right side of Moen ending both their nights prematurely. The caution was charged to Larson who tagged the end of the field. The cautions were playing into the hand of Mike Greseth and Matt Halls who were slicing their way thru the field and had moved into the second and fifth spots respectively. On the restart, Johnson remained in the lead but was now feeling the pressure from the 10th starting Greseth. One lap later Greseth dove underneath Johnson off turn four and took over the lead. Greseth began to stretch his lead by almost half a straight away but saw it shrink when the caution came out for the last time when Cory Thene spun his #8 machine. It was all for not as the 2004 WISSOTA Mod Four National Champion went on to pick up one of the largest paydays of his young career. Johnson finished second with the hard charging Matt Halls in third.

The WISSOTA Super Stocks were the next feature event to come to the track with the rookie drivers of Chris Winters and Jeremy Brogaard leading the field to the green. At the drop of the green third place starter, Steve Beach, ducked underneath Winters to take the lead. Beach then took off to a huge lead only to see it shrink when the Y5 of Doug VanLiere make contact with Travis Winters in turn four. VanLiere was charged with the caution and tagged the end of the field with Winters heading pit side for the evening. Beach jumped back out to a substantial lead on the restart only to see it diminish one lap later when the yellow came out for the pole sitter, Winters, who stopped against the outside wall in turn two. The restart was called back when Winters, who tagged the end of the field, couldn’t make it pit side with a busted upper right front A-frame. When the field went back to green flag racing Beach jumped back out to a good sized lead and never looked back, picking up the checkered flag in his Eagle Chassis. A hard charging Zach Schultz took his second runner up finish of the night followed by Jon Stepan in third.

A stout field of WISSOTA Modifieds were the next feature on the evening’s card with Matt Gilbertson starting on the pole position alongside the #57 of Dave Storck. Gilbertson darted out to the early lead with Storck trailing him into turn number one. Gilbertson and Storck battled it out until the yellow came out for the #13s of Rick Schroeder who slowed in turn three. That bottled up the #1x of Terry Engebretson who had nowhere to go and tagged Schroeder in turn four. Engebretson was able to continue with Rich Schroeder heading pit side on the hook. Back under green Gilbertson continued to lead but all eyes were on rookie sensation Andy Gordon who was carving out a line for himself on top side at both ends of the track. Gordon made a bold move to the outside of Storck and then around Gilbertson too take over the lead with a handful of laps remaining to take his second career Modified feature win and his second of the weekend. Gilbertson moved up the track to follow Gordon around to finish second with defending track champion JJ Schuelke finishing third.

The last feature event of the evening was the high powered WISSOTA Late Models. Perennial front runner Jerry Pridal started to the outside of Mike Wold on the front row and led the field down to accept the green flag. Pridal shot to the lead and never looked back. Wold ran second for the first half of the race only to suffer engine problems and was forced pitside on lap eight. Rick Nelson inherited the runner up position and finished that way with Corey Nelson coming home in third with a great run.

Next weeks racing action at Madison Speedway is brought to you by Klein Bank – Klein Reality – Klein Insurance of Madison, Dairy Queen of Madison, and Farmers Mutual Telephone Company of Bellingham. Race time is 6:30 PM sharp. You can find out more information at our website located at www.madisonmnspeedway.com

Madison Speedway Beats Mother Nature Once Again

June 13th, 2005

The action started off with the WISSOTA Street Stocks. Jay Hedtke and Kelly Timm lead the field off turn four to accept the green flag. Hedtke and Timm battled for the lead as the duo entered turn one with the field bunch up three wide behind them. Mike Jans was able to get a great start and slid into second. Two laps into the feature Timm was able to get passed Hedtke bringing Jans with him. The yellow flew on lap five bunching the field back up. Bill Anseeuw was the only car lost due to the caution when he suffered rear suspension damage. Back under green Timm started to stretch is lead back out but Mike Jans found a line and was able to reel in Timm and pass him for the lead on lap nine. Scott Paulson was able to move into second passed Hedtke one lap later and set his sites on the leaders and was able to get under Kelly Timm at the line but just missed finishing second. Mike Jans picked up his first feature win of the season at Madison Speedway followed by Kelly Timm and Scott Paulson.

The A nice filed of 20 Midwest Modifieds pulled to the track next. Chris Slinden and Jason Wendlandt occupied the front row and paced the field to the green. On the start as the field raced down the backstretch the #2b car of Brian Johnson made contact with the outside retaining wall and went spinning across the track collecting several other cars. The field lined back up for a complete restart which saw Wendlandt shoot into the early lead. Two laps later, Nate Heinrich was able to pull off a pass for the lead and looked to be setting sail for another feature victory when the caution flew for the spinning #51 car of Derek Bluhm. The car on the move was the #2g of Brock Gronwald who was up to second from his tenth starting position. Gronwald and Heinrich started a great battle for the lead that lasted another eight laps before Gronwald was able to pull in front of Heinrich and go on to pick up his first feature win of the season at Madison Speedway. Heinrich finished second with Wendlandt in third.

The Mod Four feature was dominated by the #37L car of Dean Larson who started on the pole position and was never seriously challenged. One caution flew on lap five for Zach Moen who was put to the back of the field. The car moving up thru the field was the #52s of Ryan Schmitt who finished second after starting 5th. Nick Egge locked down the third position.

The WISSOTA Super Stocks had a few problems getting their feature in as five cautions flew during the fifteen lap event. The first was for the pole sitter of Greg Keppen who made a hard right handed turn in the middle of turns three and four launching his car off the top side. Keppen was able to change the left rear tire and return to the tail of the field. That put Travis Winter on the pole with Jon Stepan to the outside. Winter shot to the lead early and began to stretch it out but the caution flew again for the #66b of Alan Bergquist. Winter lead the field back to green once again and stretched his lead back out but the caution flew again on lap 6 for the #15f of Jeff Flaten. Ross Dixon had moved into second when the green came back out and was applying all kinds of pressure to Winter. The second year super stock pilot crossed the car up once in turn two opening the door for Dixon who went on to pick up his second win of the season. Jon Stepan finished second with Jim Martinson finishing third.

A great field of WISSOTA Mods rumbled to the racing surface next with Matt Schroeder leading the field from the pole position to take the green flag. Schroeder jumped out to the early lead but was challenged almost immediately by the #4c of Craig Christianson. The New London racer didn’t take long to get into the lead as he shot past Schroeder and cruised to an easy win. The best battle on the track was between the #21 of Andy Gordon and Scott Tofte who moved into second and third on lap 4 and fought hard to hold the position. Tofte would eventually prevail and finish second with Gordon in third.

The WISSOTA Late Models were the final feature of the night with Myron Tschakert and Jeff Wildung making up the front row. Wildung shot to the early lead with Tschakert in tow. Rick Nelson was in third but Jerry Pridal was right on his bumper and the duo did battle side by side for several laps before the caution came out for debris. After the debris was taken from the track the field went back to green and stayed that way for the rest of feature. Wildung went on to pick up the win with Tschakert finishing second. Mitch Johnson snuck by Pridal to finish third.

Join us next week at Madison Speedway as we will be hosting the 1st Annual Jordy Martinson Memorial Mod Four Invitational that will over a $3000 purse for the Mod Four feature event. You can find more information on our website at www.madisonmnspeedway.com

Jordy Martinson Memorial Race Planned for Madison

June 12th, 2005

Martinson was a fixture at the track in Madison, MN for many years and the family will be adding a large amount of money for the Mod Four feature to honor his memory.

The day will start off with a tailgate party next to the track at 1pm with a DJ. Bring something to cookout as grills will be available and track sponsor Happy Hour Sports Bar, located in Madison, will be providing soft drinks. Feel free to bring your own refreshments.

The action will heat up when the green flag drops at 6:30 and the Mod Fours will do battle for a purse that will see an increase of $3000 that has been added by the family and friends of Jordy. The winners share is currently at over $900 (as of 6-11-05). The payback throughout the field is very nice and could increase before the event.

Please join us on Sunday, June 19th for this very special event at Madison Speedway. You can get more information at our website located at www.madisonmnspeedway.com.

Madison Speedway Kicks off 2005 Season

June 1st, 2005

The first class to hit the newly configured track was the WISSOTA Street Stocks. Ryan Buer and “Nitro” Jimmy Williams picked heat race wins earlier in the night and started 2nd and 9th in the feature respectively. Steve Weber paced the field along with Buer down to take the green flag for the first feature event of the 2005 season. The caution reared its ugly head early as the field had trouble on the start and several cars went spinning down the back chute. The caution was charged to the #18 of Ryan Schroeder.

On the restart Weber jumped out to the lead with Cory Tammen following him into second from his 3rd starting position. Weber continued to lead when the caution came out on lap #7 for the #5 of Bill Anseeuw. Back underway Weber stretched his lead out to several car lengths and never looked back picking up his second feature win in as many nights. Tammen followed him to the line in second with Mike Jans coming from dead last to finish 3rd.

A nice field of eighteen WISSOTA Mod Fours came out next. Picking up heat race wins were the #5E of Matt Halls, the #37 of Dean Larson and the #17G of Mike Greseth. Matt Ohnstad made the long haul from Harwood, ND and was able to pull the top spot out of the redraw bucket and paced the field down to accept the green flag. The caution flew for the first time on lap 1 when the #42 of Mike McCormick spun. On the restart Mike Greseth was able to get a good jump and shoot to the lead from his 4th starting position but the caution came out again on lap #2 for the #42 of McCormick who pulled pit side.

The field was back under caution two laps later for the #5p of Larry Strandberg who spun out in turn two. The caution flag was catchy as several more cautions flew with the field getting reset with Nick Egge as the leader after Mike Greseth was forced to back pits with engine problems. With a handful of laps to go Dean Larson, Nick Egge and Matt Greseth put on a great show for the fans with the swapping the lead three times in the last two laps. Matt Greseth was able to slip into the lead down the back chute on the last lap and hold on to pick up his first career feature win at Madison Speedway. Following him to the line was the #37 of Dean Larson and the #5E of Matt Halls

A healthy field of 21 WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds graced the track next with Jake Wildman, Mark Oftedahl and Jim Horseji picking up heat race wins. On the start Bill Dack and Horseji paced the field to the green but the caution flew early on as DJ Tesch brought out the caution as the field came out of turn four to complete lap one. The accident ended the night for Zach Schultz, Dustin Johanneck and Dominic Gregoire.

Back underway Bill Dack jumped the lead with Nate Heinrich in tow. The feature went yellow again on lap two when the #6 of Oftedahl spun in turn two. Heinrich was able to wrestle the lead away from Dack several laps later and never looked back even the pace was slowed by two more cautions. Finishing second was the #99 of Jake Wildman and in third was the #34 of Eric Wendlandt.

Jon Stepan and Zach Schultz picked up heat race wins in the WISSOTA Super Stock class and started 2nd and 7th respectively for the feature event. Travis Winter, along with Stepan, led the field down to take the green for the feature with Winter jumping out to the early lead. The field was slowed right away when Tim Dann, Alan Bergquist and Steve Beach were involved in a pileup in turn four. That forced a complete restart with Winter once again jumping out to the early lead. Stepan was right on Winter’s bumper and eventually made the pass down the back stretch. Winter was fighting a loose handling racecar and began to lose positions. Dixon was able to get past the Sleepy Eye resident next and set out to get around Stepan for the lead one lap later. The field was slowed by one more caution but that didn’t slow down Dixon as the Ramona Rocket picked up the opening night feature win. Stepan finished second with Jeff Flaten coming from the outside third row to come home in third.

Healthy fields of 22 WISSOTA Mods were the next class to hit the track. Scott Tofte, Blake Jegtvig and Nolan Olmstead picked up heat race wins. Shawn Nolan occupied the front row with Jegtvig to his outside for the feature event. On the start Nolan jumped out front with Jegtvig sliding back two positions. Mike Storck slid into second with the low groove appearing to be the fast way around the track. Nolan continued to lead when the caution came out on lap three for a spinning Kevin Iwan. Nolan was still on the point when the green came back out but all eyes were on the #1 car of Chad Ohnstad who was cleaning off a groove for himself on the high side of the race track and picking off cars at will. Ohnstad moved into third and then second with three laps remaining and appeared to have a run on Nolan when the caution came out on lap 18 for debris in turn four. The field was poised for a green-white-checkered shootout with two laps remaining. Ohnstad tried his fence riding groove once again but didn’t have enough for Nolan as the Annandale native picked up the feature victory. Ohnstad finished second with Mike Storck finishing third.

The last even of the night were the high powered WISSOTA Late Models. A healthy field of 20 Late Models took to the track with the anticipation high for a great feature event. Picking up heat race wins were Mitch Johnson, John Seitz and Scott Ward. Brady Johanneck started from the pole position and shot to the lead at the drop of the green but the start was called back when the #8m of Shawn Malsam was charged with a caution in turn two. Myron Tschakert was forced to the pits with damage to his #01 mount ending his night early. The big surprise happened when pole sitter, Johanneck, pulled off during the caution with mechanical problems. That handed the pole position over to John Seitz who jumped out to the lead on the restart. Corey Nelson followed him into turn one picking up second. The race stayed green until lap nine when the caution came out. Scott Ward was charged with the yellow and was forced to tag the end of the field. The car on the move was the #00 of Mitch Johnson was had moved into the third spot right behind Corey Nelson. On the restart Johnson was able to pull underneath Nelson off turn four and then set sail after race leader Seitz. Johnson pulled underneath Seitz off turn four on lap seventeen and went on to pick up his second feature win of the weekend. Seitz finished second with Nelson finishing third.

Racing action continues Sunday, June 5th at 6:30 with six WISSOTA classes set to take to the high banks. You can visit our website at www.madisonmnspeedway.com for more information.

SUMMARY:
WISSOTA Street Stocks
Heat 1 – Ryan Buer, Cory Tammen, Ryan Schroeder
Heat 2 – Jim Williams, Steve Weber, Jason Long
Feature – Steve Weber, Cory Tammen, Mike Jans, Kelly Timm, Ryan Schroeder, Travis Berends, Scott Huston, Dave Brooker, Ryan Buer, Kris Edwards

WISSOTA Mod Fours
Heat 1 – Matt Halls, Nick Egge, Steve Johnson
Heat 2 – Dean Larson, Matt Greseth, Justin Bjorklund
Heat 3 – Mike Greseth, Ryan Schmitt, Shane Laske
Feature – Matt Greseth, Dean Larson, Matt Halls, Justin Bjorklund, Josh Moen, Shane Laske, Nick Egge, Matt Ohnstad, Eric Monson, Steve Johnson

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds
Heat 1 – Jake Wildman, Dominic Gregoire, Dustin Johanneck
Heat 2 – Mark Oftedahl, Brandon Nelson, Hate Heinrich
Heat 3 – Jim Horseji, Bill Dack, Derek Bluhm
Feature – Hate Heinrich, Jake Wildman, Eric Wendlandt, Jim Horseji, Brandon Nelson, Jason Anderson, Todd Soderstrom, Chris Slinden, Jessica Olson, Dave Schoone

WISSOTA Super Stocks
Heat 1 – Jon Stepan, Travis Winter, Joey Hofer
Heat 2 – Zach Schultz, Ross Dixon, Jeff Flaten
Feature – Ross Dixon, Jon Stepan, Jeff Flaten, Zach Schultz, Mike Peterson, Travis Winter, Tim Dann, Scott Tietjen, Jeremy Brogaard, Joey Hofer

WISSOTA Modifieds
Heat 1 – Scott Tofte, Chad Ohnstad, Matt Schroeder
Heat 2 – Blake Jegtvig, Terry Engebretson, Jess Beckett
Heat 3 – Nolan Olmstead, JJ Schuelke, Matt Gilbertson
Feature – Shawn Nolan, Chad Ohnstad, Mike Storck, Blake Jegtvig, JJ Schuelke, Terry Engebretson, Scott Ward, Scott Tofte, Matt Gilbertson, Jay Triplett

WISSOTA Late Models
Heat 1 – Mitch Johnson, Myron Tschakert, Tim Jodsaas
Heat 2 – John Seitz, Brady Johanneck, Corey Nelson
Heat 3 – Scott Ward, Jeff Wildung, Shawn Malsam
Feature – Mitch Johnson, John Seitz, Corey Nelson, Jeff Wildung, Brad Wollman, Scott Ward, Chad Van Drunen, Mike Wold, Tim Jodsaas, Ardy Eilers