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August 20th, 2014
Seymour, WI – Though the start of the program at Seymour Speedway was slightly as the track staff worked to create ideal racing conditions on the banked third-mile oval, fans were rewarded with that effort by being able to witness two amazing achievements. First off the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw sprints lowered the track’ all-time record for the fastest lap on the third-mile banked oval, and later came back to run the 30 lap main event without interruption from green to checkered in less than seven minutes. Fans also saw, six time series champion Bill Balog on a passing clinic. First he would work his way to the front of the pack, taking the lead from talented rookie Scotty Thiel. He then skillfully worked his way past lapped cars, seemingly unhindered, to outrun the field, and collect the victory.
It was his ninth win of the 2014 season. Balog explained his proficiency in the lapped traffic. “It’s always pretty much survival. You have to make a concrete decision (on the pass) and don’t change it. You also kind of look where the leader is and go where he isn’t, to stay out of his dirty air”, explained Balog. “The track was nice, I knew after the heat and I knew we were fast. The car was awesome”, Balog concluded. Thiel’s runner-up performance this evening was somewhat bittersweet. Though a big improvement over his efforts at Wilmot, it was obvious he felt he had a shot at the victory this evening. “Seymour is a fun racetrack, I think we had the thing won but lapped cars sucked tonight”, exclaimed Thiel. “But you have to race them all. Bill (Balog) got lucky, unfortunately I got pinched behind a lapper. It was kind of frustrating”, Thiel noted. Still the second place effort was an obvious improvement on an otherwise frustrating weekend for the young charger who had difficulties at Wilmot the prior two evenings, which had resulted in DNF’s. “Hopefully we can capitalize next weekend”, Thiel concluded.
Knoxville Speedway regular Ryan Bunton, of Morton, Illinois sat on the pole as the 22 car field rolled trackside to accept the green flag. Scott Uttech sat to his outside as the green flag fell to start the event. Little did anyone know not a single caution would stop the furious pace set by the 410 outlaw sprints. Bunton took command of the contest at the drop of the green flag running the cushion while Scotty Thiel, who had started in the third slot held tight to the innermost groove to advance. With each passing lap Thiel reeled in Bunton, and on lap four Thiel nosed ahead and began to establish a lead on the field. Further back Jeremy Schultz was leading Balog through the pack, and the pair found fourth and fifth respectively by lap five. Balog continued to press forward picking off Schultz, and moments later Bunton hopped the cushion allowing Balog to slip past into the second spot. At the halfway point of the contest Thiel had established a straightaway lead on Balog, and had placed several lapped cars between them. Schultz meanwhile continued to test the high side of the raceway holding fast onto the third spot. Fans of the IRA series are familiar with Balog’s passing proficiency, and it was no surprise that once lapped traffic came into play that Balog would begin to slice into Thiel’s lead. In a matter of five laps Thiel’s advantage disappeared as Balog drew up on Thiel’s rear nerf bar. Once in striking distance Balog was quick to react upon reaching the next set of back markers, and soared past Thiel into the lead on lap 18.
Once out front Balog managed to establish a lead, which swelled to a dozen car lengths, while Thiel attempted to follow in his tire tracks. Over the final circuits attention focused on the battle developing for third between Schultz, and Mike Reinke. Both drivers had scored victories at Wilmot Raceway the prior evenings with Schultz taking the Friday night show, and Reinke hauling home top honors last night. The Reinke made several attempts to pass Schultz, which were successfully repelled. Coming off the final turn Reinke, and Schultz engaged in a drag race to the checker with Reinke being awarded the position by the slimmest of margins. Out front Balog had taken the victory over Thiel. Reinke earned his second podium of the weekend with a third place effort. Schultz settled for fourth followed by Steve Meyer who comprised the top five. Scott Uttech ran sixth followed by Scotty Neitzel, and Jordan Goldesberry in seventh, and eighth respectively. Bill Rose, and Bunton comprised the top ten finishers. 20 of the 22 starters were still on the racing surface at the finish, with 12 cars on the lead lap. 26 cars had checked into the pit area, including some teams that worked non-stop overnight to repair their rides after misfortune at Wilmot Raceway. Both Jordan Goldesberry, and Jeremy Schultz had flipped their rides but with dedicated crews were able to make repairs to appear at Seymour Speedway.
Additionally Dave Uttech and Bill Wirth overcame mechanical difficulties to make an appearance at Seymour. Five drivers broke the track record during the evening, including the first car to hit the racing surface. Bill Rose was first on the track to qualify and immediately lowered the mark to 12.526 seconds. Travis Whitney had established the previous record when he recorded a lap of 12.672 seconds on September 2, 2007. By the time qualifying was done Mike Reinke had established the fastest lap in track history when he blazed around the raceway in 12.265 seconds, lowering the old standard by nearly one-half second. With the strong field on hand a B-main was necessary and Rose handedly won the race. Dave Uttech, Scott Biertzer, Ben Schmidt, Blake Nimee, Paul Pokorski and Byron Walters made the main event by finishing first through seventh respectively. Heat races were captured by Scott Uttech, Knoxville speedway regular Ryan Bunton, and Balog.
After a hectic three event weekend, teams have a single shot next week with the running of the 5th annual Bill Waite Jr., Memorial show at LaSalle Speedway on Saturday night August 23rd. That event will pay $4,000 to win and $500 to start. The show will feature the top drivers from both the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series and the Midwest Open Wheel Association. A field of nearly 40 winged 410 outlaw sprints are expected for the program. IRA proudly moves continues it’s 2014 season backed by its long time supporting series partners led by title sponsor Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts & Service Centers, and associate series partners Osborn & Son Trucking, TW Metals, Hoosier Tire, Cedar Creek Motorsports, Cummins Onan, and Carriage Auto Body.
The Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints are a featured member of Racetext.net a website dedicated to bringing fans the best possible coverage of local short track racing.For more information on the IRA Outlaw Sprints check out the tour website at www.irasprints.com or by logging onto the series Facebook page at www.facebook.com/irasprints the series is also on twitter at #IRA_sprints.
August 15th, 2014
Appleton, WI. – The home stretch of the 2014 racing season is at hand, and it will be a busy couple months for the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series. This weekend will showcase the final “Triple-Header” weekend on the 2014 schedule, with three races and three days. What makes this weekends event unique however is the fact two of those contests take place, back to back, at the birthplace of the IRA Sprints, the Wilmot Raceway. Bother events run during the Kenosha County Fair will also pay respects to former car owner Roger Iles. On Friday night August 15th, the annual running of the “Fair Race”, will take place with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints joined by Street Stocks and 4 Cylinders. Admission to the race program is just $5 for adults with a fair admission ticket. Children ages 11 and under are admitted free, with the fair admission ticket in hand. The same pricing will hold true for the Roger Iles Tribute presented by Carriage Auto Body on Saturday night, August 16th.
The Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints will be running for an increased purse during the Tribute event. Once again the families
can take in an afternoon of fun at the Kenosha County Fair and then witness the high-speed thrills on Wilmot Raceway’s third-mile clay oval. The Saturday program will showcase the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints and fans will also witness Modified, Mini-Sprint and Vintage Modified action. Last season 2013 Wilmot Raceway champion Jeremy Schultz captured his first career IRA Sprint A-main victory in the thrilling contest outrunning six-time champion Bill Balog during the fair event.
Balog came back the following evening and took home the Roger Iles Memorial trophy taking Saturday’s headlining contest. Over 30 cars are expected at both shows. For both programs warm-ups will take place at 6:00 p.m. with racing action beginning at 7:00 p.m. For the latest updates contact the trackside race line 262-862-2090, raceway web site www.wilmotraceway.com or for fair event information 262-862-6121 or www.kenoshacofair.com. The Kenosha County Fairgrounds where the track resides is located just north of the intersection of county roads C and W in Wilmot, WI. Wilmot, Wisconsin is located just 8 miles west of I-94 taking county highway C which is exit 345. Then on Sunday it’s a long awaited return to Seymour Speedway as the banked third-mile oval will showcase the 900 horsepower winged-sprints for the first time since 2008. The tracks wide sweeping turns are ideal for the open wheeled machines, which should hit nearly 120 mph. The Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints have twice visited the track since its reshaping to an oval in 2005. The last series event held at the track was during the 2008 racing season. Australian National champion, Brooke Tatnell, was victorious in the contest six seasons ago on August 31st, as he held off former IRA champion, Donny Goeden. Goeden was the evening’s fastest qualifier with a lap of 13.023 seconds. As fast as that lap was on the banked third-mile oval, the current all-time track record belongs to two-time IRA champ Travis Whitney when he blistered the track in 12.672 seconds on September 2,
2007. During that show, the main event was captured by Mike Reinke. The race ran green to checkered with the 30 laps clicking off in just a tick under eight minutes.
Track record holder, Whitney, was second in that event. Those two races mark the only two appearances for sprint cars at the Seymour Speedway since the track reconfiguration from a tri-oval. The August 17th show will also feature the tracks own divisions including IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, Street Stocks and 4 cylinders. A special format for the Seymour Speedway classes will be in place focusing on single qualifying races and feature events. The Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints will present a full show. Fans enjoying any type of car will surely appreciate the program. IRA Sprints will hot lap and qualify at 5:30pm
with racing at set to begin at 6:00pm. Adult admission is $20 Currently Bill Balog sits atop the series standings on the strength of eight wins. The runner-up spot his hotly contest as nearly a half dozen drivers are within striking distance. Bill Rose has the position with a small advantage. Hot rookie Scotty Thiel is fresh off his first series win at Beaver Dam heads into the weekend third in points. Series starts Scotty Neitzel and Mike Reinke both looking to end dry spells and a new venue is a perfect opportunity to visit victory lane. Other drivers expected include Steve Meyer who is celebrating his 25th season behind the wheel with rookie standout and multiple 360 Sprint champion Ben Schmidt also expected to appear. 2013 rookie Jeremy Schultz is back after a brief hiatus and already back in race winning form.
Other drivers are shooting for a position within the top ten in points include, Scott Uttech, Lance Fassbender, Kris Spitz, Russel Borland, Blake Nimee, Dave Uttech, Wayne Modjeski, Dennis Spitz and Brandon Thone. A field of two-dozen cars or more is expected for the Seymour show. Seymour Speedway is located on the Outagamie County Fairgrounds. The fairgrounds are located at 637 North Main St. which is just north of downtown in Seymour, Wisconsin.
The 2014 Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series is in the second half of it’s 31 race schedule which presents shows at 16 different area tracks. IRA proudly moves continues it’s 2014 season backed by its long time supporting series partners led by title sponsor Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts & Service Centers, and associate series partners Osborn & Son Trucking, TW Metals, Hoosier Tire, Cedar Creek Motorsports, Cummins Onan, and Carriage Auto Body. The Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints are a featured member of Racetext.net a website dedicated to bringing fans the best possible coverage of local short track racing. For more information on the IRA Outlaw Sprints check out the tour website at www.irasprints.com or by logging onto the series Facebook page at www.facebook.com/irasprints the series is also on twitter at #IRA_sprints.
March 16th, 2014
Appleton, WI. – It’s that sound. A sound felt as much as heard. It happens when a full field of 22 drivers step on the “go pedal” as a green flag drops during a 410 sprint main event. It’s audio bliss, and, sadly it’s a sound that can’t be heard at every racetrack.
For two raceways joining the 2014 Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint schedule their fans will have a chance to discover first hand the roar of the Winged 410 Sprints doing battle at their home track as drivers turn loose the 900 horsepower engines.
After an absence of nearly three decades, 29 years to be exact, the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints will return to Angell Park Speedway located in Sun Prairie, WI. The third mile clay oval is hallowed ground to open-wheeled fans as the track had long been the home to the longest running weekly midget program in the history of the sport.
During the 1985 season the 410 Sprints appeared on three occasions, running a total of four feature events, as the final race held on August 7, 1985 would showcase a twin feature format. Four drivers that season had opportunity to visit victory lane with wins claimed by Dave Hanna, Rick Lemanski, Darrell Dodd and Joe Fote.
In addition to his A-main win in the first feature on that final race day, Dodd collected two of the three fast qualifying efforts, establishing the all-time track record of 13.742 seconds.
When looking at the drivers who competed during that 1985 season, Dodd is among three drivers who could be on hand for this year’s revival event as the three-time IRA champion still actively competes in the series. Likewise, Dennis Spitz, who took fifth in the last feature held is likely to be on hand for this seasons contests. Lemanski, was the July race winner in 1985, has since retired from driving but is crew chief for two-time series titlist Scotty Neitzel, who should be a threat to score a win almost 30 seasons after his car owner.
There will be two trips to Angell Park Speedway in 2014, both on Sunday evenings. The first visit will occur on June 1st with a return engagement on July 20th.
For fans of racing at the Seymour Speedway the wait for the roar of 410 sprints hasn’t been quite so long. The Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints have twice visited the track since its reshaping to an oval in 2005. The last series event held at the track was during the 2008 racing season. Australian National champion, Brooke Tatnell, was victorious in the contest six seasons ago on August 31st, as he held off former IRA champion, Donny Goeden. Goeden was the evening’s fastest qualifier with a lap of 13.023 seconds. As fast as that lap was on the banked third-mile oval, the current all-time track record belongs to two-time IRA champ Travis Whitney when he blistered the track in 12.672 seconds on September 2, 2007.
That contest was captured by Mike Reinke. The event ran green to checkered with the 30 laps clicking off in just a tick under eight minutes. Track record holder, Whitney, was second in that contest. Those two races mark the only two appearances for sprint cars at the Seymour Speedway since the track reconfiguration from a tri-oval.
Seymour fans will again “feel the roar” as the series revisits the banked third-mile clay oval on Sunday Night August 17th.
IRA proudly moves into 2014 backed by its long time supporting series partners led by title sponsor Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts & Service Centers and associate series partners Osborn & Son Trucking, TW Metals, Hoosier Tire, Cummins Onan, and Carriage Auto Body.
The 2014 season is currently scheduled to get underway on Saturday Night, April 19th at the Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway marking the first of 30 shows to be held this season at 15 different area tracks.
For more information on the IRA Outlaw Sprints check out the tour website at www.irasprints.com or logging onto the series Facebook page at www.facebook.com/irasprints
May 23rd, 2013
(Seymour, WI) – Jay Matthias made a late trip to Seymour Super Speedway a successful one charging from row 6 winning the feature in the IMCA Modifieds. Other feature winners were John Heinz (IMCA Stock Car), Brett Swedberg (Fastrak Late Model) Tracy Wassenberg (IMCA Sport Mod), John Ashcraft (Street Stock) and Brian Johnson (Sport Fours). Next Sunday May 26 will feature WDLMA Late Models with the first installment of the three Summer Holiday Classics. Action kicks off at 5PM.
In the Spectator Eliminator Rob Krull took a very wild ride en route to victory which ended with his cherry 1985 Chevy Monte Carlo getting T-Boned. Well it was cherry, Krull lost the handle in turn 3 this left Beau Schroeder with no where to go in his 1970 Monte Carlo slamming head on into the passenger door of Krull to shriek of the crowd. Krull beat Ben Rotter in the final race to take the overall win. Jordan Lesser and “The Land Shark” Jeff Schroeder also competed in the event.
Troy Jerovetz took the top spot at the drop of green in the IMCA Modified main, he and Jerry Wilinski quickly distanced themselves from the pack. The track was very racy as drivers went three and four wide through the field. Matthias and defending champion Jason Czarapata caught Jerovetz just before lap 10. As the cross flags flew Matthias made his move down low motoring by Jerovetz for the lead. Matthias pulled away from the field picking up the win after starting 12th on the grid. Jerovetz scored a season best second, Czarapata third, Wilinski was fourth and Brian Mullen fifth. What made the win even sweeter for Matthias was the chassis he drove to victory lane was built by himself, friends and crew members this off season. JJ Heinz handily bested a solid field of IMCA Stock Cars en route to victory.
Eric Malfroid paced the first 4 caution filled laps before Heinz marched from row 5 to the lead on lap 5. Another caution flew sending Jeremy Wiitala to pit lane with a flat tire. Bill Kelsey had a solid run going when his machine slowed and rolled to the infield. Heinz had the field covered pulling away on every restart. Shawn Wagner placed second, Wiitala marched through the pack fighting back to third, Harley Simon was fourth and Rod Snellenberger rallied to fifth after starting 20th. Tracy Wassenberg charged from row 4 taking the lead away on lap 3 from Robby Thiel.
Wassenburg set sail leaving the battle far behind. Wyatt Block had a good night go bad losing the handle on his machine collecting last weeks feature winner Jeremy Cota. Cota was forced to pit lane where he went a lap down with a flat tire and body damage, Block’s night was over. Wassenburg stayed hooked up 3-wheeling his machine all the way to victory lane. Thiel had a career Seymour best second, Rob Charapata third, JJ Anderson fourth and Cody Hokenstad battled back to fifth after a trip down pit lane. John Ashcraft passed Allan Schlueter on lap 2 for the top spot. Last weeks winner Jerry Kope charged from row 4 and began to chop away at Ashcraft’s lead. A caution with a handful of laps remaining put Kope, Jerry Winkler and Jeff Jungwirth directly on the back bumper of Ashcraft. As the green flag flew Winkler blew a right front tire ending his bid for the win. Kope’s racer was next to suffer problems as smoke billowed out from under the car resulting in a mechanical black flag. On the final lap Jungwirth also had a tire go down ending his solid run. When the dust settled it was Ashcraft cruising to victory, Joe Schwister scored a solid second in his first showing of the season, pole sitter Derek Lecker third, Mert Summers placed fourth after starting in row 7 and Lexii Ashcraft rounded out the top five.
Brett Swedberg wasted no time wrestling the lead away from Derek Janke on the opening lap. Swedberg never looked back leading every lap sweeping action in the topless Fastrak Late Model feature. Jeff Curtin charged into second but wasn’t able to cut into Swedberg’s lead. Third for Jeff Wickersheim, Derek Janke and Wayne Block completed the top five.
Brian Johnson scored a clean sweep in the Sport Fours, his second feature win in a row. Defending champion Calvin Stueck suffered mechanical issues after leading early sending him pit side. Cody Hungerford finished second, Taylor Becha, Carl King and Brandon Petri were your top five finishers.
Seymour Super Speedway’s GPS address is; 637 North Main St. Seymour, WI 54165. Racing in the six divisions that include IMCA Modified, Fastrak Late Model, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, Street Stock and the Sport Fours in action every Sunday night. Racing starts at 5:00 P.M. for all of May. Social media you can follow Seymour on Twitter and like us on Facebook. For more information, please visit the track’s website at www.seymoursuperspeedway.com
May 8th, 2013
(Kewaunee, WI) Instead of going to the track on the weekends, it was heading up north to the cabin for “Hot Rod“ Snellenberger. That’s where he spent a majority of the time relaxing in the wilderness. He usually sent a few texts during race weekends to his friends or competitors with his legs propped up on an old stump with a bonfire cooking Shish Kabobs. While Rod’s foes pounded the dirt, he spent the summer hunting of all things, Bears! For many fans in the stands the 2012 season went off without a hitch, for others there was something noticeably missing. That thing was former IMCA National Stock Car Champion, Pulaski’s Rod Snellenberger.
Snellenberger raced less than a handful of nights, showing that he couldn’t completely stay away. Come 2013 Wisconsin’s most winning IMCA Stock Car driver will hit the ground running. “We plan to start out racing three nights a week, Luxemburg Speedway, Shawano Speedway, Seymour Super Speedway and a few special’s along the way .” Snellenberger sits with a staggering 191 feature wins. Putting him with an elite group of competitors. There’s only one thing the veteran racer hasn’t won, the title at Luxemburg Speedway. “Many fans and other racers have asked me if the only reason I’m coming back is try and get to 200 feature wins. Although that would be great, I just want to be racing again.”
Snellenberger went to a fellow racer in order to get him back on track, that being non other than Thunderhill Raceway’s defending IMCA Stock Car Champion, Dave Bouche of FAST Chassis. “Dave is very old school like I am. Between working at Bay Speed Center, hunting and family it didn’t leave me time to build a new ride” “It came up jokingly between us and he made me a deal I couldn’t say no to.” Within a matter of a few days Bouche constructed a bare chassis in Rod‘s wood heated shop. Basically the entire roll cage welded to a General Motors 78-87 frame referred to as a “metric frame“ due to all the bolts that put those cars together were metric and not standard sizes like in the early 1970‘s. Son Devin Snellenberger ran 2012 on a part time basis and picked up feature wins at various tracks. Devin is also helping his father get the car ready while also preparing his own car to compete against his father. Devin will also be in a new Stock Car that he has been building.
Bouche asked Rod, “What happens if you win 30 features this season?” To which Rod replied, I’ll drop the car off turn key at your shop and you can have it! Then I’ll retire!” Drivers who have been competing against Rod since early 1990’s might be pushing for him to hit that “30” mark and he’s already scored a second place finish in just a few nights of racing.
Seymour Super Speedway’s next race will take place on Sunday May 12. The Fastrak Late Models are slated to race topless. Seymour Super Speedway’s GPS address is; Seymour Speedway, 637 North Main St. Seymour, WI 54165. Track phone number is (920)-883-7726. Racing in the six divisions that include IMCA Modified, Fastrak Late Model, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, Street Stock and the Sport Fours in action every Sunday night. Racing starts at 5:00 P.M. for all of May. Social media you can follow Seymour on Twitter and like us on Facebook. www.seymoursuperspeedway.com
May 7th, 2013
(Seymour, WI) 121 Cars took the green flag for the season opener at Seymour Super Speedway. Race fans saw Charlie Wild fight off Kyle Lentz to win in the Budweiser IMCA Modifieds. Other feature winners were Jeff Curtin (Fastrak Late Model), Brandon Czarapata (IMCA Stock Car), Jeremy Cota (IMCA Sport Mod), Jerry Kope (Street Stock) and Brian Johnson (Sport Fours). Racing starts at 5:00 P.M. for the entire month of May.
Charlie Wild and Kyle Lentz drew the front row for the IMCA Modified main event. When the green dropped the duo set a blistering pace distancing themselves from the rest of the field. At the midway point Wild caught lap traffic at the wrong time and Lentz capitalized slipping by and to the lead. Wild battled back, racing door to door with Lentz With a handful of laps left Wild was able to retake the lead from Lentz, winning the caution free feature. Lentz took home second, Jeremy Christians a strong third, Mitch McGrath marched to fourth from row six and defending champion Jason Czarapata rounded out the top five. Lentz and Wild raced side by side the entire race and never touched once, race fans showed their appreciation with a loud cheer for the spirited battle.
Defending Coors Light IMCA Stock Car champion Brandon Czarapata flexed his muscle leading every lap en route to victory.
Although Czarapata made it look easy, the battle behind him was fierce. Shawn Wagner and John Heinz were on their way to the front before they tangled resulting in a caution. Heinz was forced to pit lane with a flat tire and Wagner was sent to the tail end of the field. Chas Van Ooyen and Greg Gutt had good runs end with their machines suffering mechanical issues. Rod Snellenberger who had to qualify through the last chance race found himself battling Jeremy Wiitala and Bill Kelsey late in the going. Snellenberger secured second but it was to little to late as Czarapata took the checkers and the win. Snellenberger second, Wiitala was third, Kelsey fourth and Wagner worked back to fifth.
Jerry Kope made a three wide pass late the going winning the Street Stock main. Jerry Kope’s teammate Jon Ashcraft jumped to an early lead and looked to be the car to beat. Several mid race cautions kept the field close. As Ashcraft and Summers battled each other, Kope saw his opening in the middle groove, making it three wide passing Summers and Ashcraft. Kope led the rest of the way scoring a clean sweep. Summers scored a strong second, Ashcraft third, Dan Davister who hasn’t raced in several years placed fourth and Jeff Jungwirth made a late race charge to fifth. Jeremy Cota came home a winner earning a clean sweep in the IMCA Sport Mod feature. JJ Anderson pulled away early with Tyler Wilson giving chase. Defending champion Josh Long fought his way to second spot as Wilson was forced to the pits with problems. A late caution set up a five lap dash to the checker. Cota used this to his advantage slipping by Anderson for the lead and never looked back winning the feature. Anderson had to settle for second, Tracy Wassenberg gave the fans their monies worth placing third after starting in row ten. Long fourth and Steve Schneider rounded out the top five after a rough start.
Jeff Curtin dropped the hammer when the green flag flew leading every lap on his way to a clean sweep in the Fastrak Late Models. Jeff Wickersheim second, Wayne Block third, family members Adam Janke and Derek Janke rounded out the top five. Brian Johnson outlasted defending champion Calvin Stueck to win the Sport Four feature. The win was Johnson’s second of the weekend after winning at 141. Seymour Super Speedway’s next race will take place on Sunday May 12. The Fastrak Late Models are slated to race topless. Seymour Super Speedway’s GPS address is; Seymour Speedway, 637 North Main St. Seymour, WI 54165. Track phone number is (920)-883-7726. Racing in the six divisions that include IMCA Modified, Fastrak Late Model, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, Street Stock and the Sport Fours in action every Sunday night. Racing starts at 5:00 P.M. for all of May. Social media you can follow Seymour on Twitter and like us on Facebook. www.seymoursuperspeedway.com
September 5th, 2012
(Seymour, WI)- Derek Lecker scored his second win in a row in the Street Stocks at Seymour Super Speedway. Other feature winners on Jerry Calaway night were Ron Berna (Late Model), Benji LaCrosse (Modified) Jon Courchaine (Stock Car), Jeremy Cota (Sport Mod) and Calvin Stueck (Sport Fours) In the Spectator Eliminator it was Ben Rotter beating out 2-time winner Beau Schroeder for the victory in the full size class. Other entries and winners were Cody Peeters, Frank Calabrese, Brian Hillringhouse, Kayla Wilcox, Jeff “Land Shark” Schroeder, Jordan Lessor, Jen Schroeder and Ryan Krause. Thank you all for putting on a great show for the fans!
103 Cars packed the pit area as Seymour crowned champions in the Street Stocks and Sport Fours. The first feature of the night was the Street Stock main which kept fans on the edge of their seat to see who took home the title. Travis Springstroh came into the night leading the standings by 10 points over Gary Kasperek. Derek Lecker wasted no time opening up a sizable lead from his front row starting spot. Travis Springstroh’s night took a turn for the worst on the second lap as Lexxi Ashcraft caught the front stretch wall and lost the handle on her machine pilling into the side of the point leader. Ashcraft’s night was finished and Springstroh headed to pit lane with heavy damage, he returned on the lead lap with body panels missing. Kasperek was like a shark seeing blood as he quickly moved through the field and to the back bumper of Lecker. Springstroh’s car wasn’t up to snuff as he ran in the 11th position. With Kasperek second and hounding the leader, Springstroh desperately clung to a 1 point advantage. As Lecker took the white flag a lap car spun out of turn four, Kasperek had no where to go and drilled the lapper at full speed, destroying Kasperek’s racer. He was shaken up from the vicious hit, but was uninjured. Lecker scored the win, Allan Schluter had his best run of the season placing second, Jon Ashcraft third, Jerry Winkler fourth and Jerry Kope rounded out the top five.
The Street Stock title went to Springstroh, his first in his young racing career. Ryan Blank earned Rookie of the Year honors. Benji LaCrosse kept his cool scoring his fourth feature win of the season in the Budweiser Modifieds.
Couple of Wisconsin’s best in Mike Wedelstadt and LaCrosse started on the front row of the main event. The duo immediately traded paint as the green flag flew sending LaCrosse just about into the front stretch wall. This allowed newly crowned Champion Jason Czarapata to sneak by and to the lead. A caution on lap 3 slowed the field, while under caution LaCrosse and Wedelstadt seemed to have a little discussion about the “incident”. As Gracy waved the green flag LaCrosse worked the highline around Czarapata and never looked back slicing through lap traffic scoring the fan popular win. Czarapata capped off an amazing season with a second place, Rookie of the Year Eric Arneson was third, Marcus Yarie came home fourth after starting fourteenth and newly crowned Luxemburg Speedway champ Sean Jerovetz placed fifth. “Rocket” Ron Berna lead all 30 laps en route to victory in the Late Models. Berna drew outside row one with Benji LaCrosse starting on the pole in the Bob Cullen prepared machine. Berna got the jump for the lead up high as LaCrosse
searched for traction down low. A series of cautions kept the field tight in the early laps. Berna kept his poise and started working through lap traffic at the midway point. Second generation racer Paul Parker gave chase and closed within four car lengths with only 8 laps remaining, but that’s as close as he got as Berna scored a dominating win. Parker had to settle for second, Gordie Seegert was third, Nick Anvelink fourth and Troy Springborn got the hard charger award placing fifth after starting thirteenth.
Jon Courchaine piloted the Custom Windows Plus machine to victory in the Stock Car feature. Courchaine captured the lead from his front row starting spot over Tom Riehl. Several cautions lead to single file restarts where Mike Coel began to pressure Courchaine for the lead. Kyle Fredrick in a borrowed #12 car joined the battle but no one had enough for Courchaine tonight and he scored his first win of the season at Seymour, Coel had to settle for second, Fredrick third, Bob Czarapata looked very impressive taking fourth and Luke Lemmens placed fifth in his first trip to Seymour.
Jeremy Cota took home his fifth checker of the season the Sport Mods. Eric Mahlik borrowing his brother Nick’s car paced the field for the first four laps before Jeremy Cota took the lead away. Cota went the rest of the race unchallenged winning the main, Mahlik placed a solid second, Jason Guyette made a late race charge to take home third, Cody Hakenstad placed a season best fourth and Aaron Muhle rounded out the top five.
Calvin Stueck took the lead away from Jody Cornelius on lap 4 and went on to not only win his tenth feature of season but earned the track championship in dominating fashion. The title is his first at Seymour. Seymour Super Speedway wishes all the drivers who are heading out of state to race good luck! For 2013 information stay connected by visiting the track’s website at seymoursuperspeedway.com like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
August 28th, 2012
(Seymour, WI) Only one final event at Seymour Super Speedway that coming with the final installment of the Summer Holiday Classic featuring the return of the Late Models this Sunday September 2 brought to you by Jerry Calaway. A Trailer Race of Destruction is scheduled to conclude the nightly events which pays a minimum of $225 to win. For more details please contact Cosmo.
This will be the final point night for the Street Stocks and Sport Fours. In the Street Stocks Travis Springstroh has a solid 10 point lead over Gary Kasperek as we enter Sunday. Unless he is kidnapped by Bigfoot, Calvin Stueck’s stranglehold in Sport Fours looks to continue with 25 point lead over Jeff Behm.
In less than 24 hours Josh Long went from chasing his first ever track title to becoming a two time track champion in the IMCA Sport Mods, clinching the title at Seymour Speedway and 141 Speedway. Long had season worth of battling Jeremy Cota who had a division best four feature wins. He also beat out one of the nations best, defending champion Brad Lautenbach. Remainder of the top 10 in points; 4. Tyler Wilson, 5. Tyler Hackett, 6. Kurt Moeller, 7. Jordan Tuyls, 8. Jake Solin, 9. Jason Guyette, 10. Russel Franks. Tuyls was also crowned Rookie of The Year.
Jason Czarapata locked up the title three weeks early in the IMCA Modifieds with a 107 point lead over Rookie of The Year, Eric Arneson. Czarapata scored a division high 7 feature wins in only 14 nights of racing. Remainder of the top 10 in points; 3. Marcus Yarie, 4. Jay Matthias, 5. Benji LaCrosse, 6. Mike Mullen, 7. Rodger Van Roy, 8. Jeremy Hanson, 9. Jerry Wilinski, 10. Jamie Schmidt
Brandon Czarapata dominated the competition winning the title in the IMCA Stock Cars with a division high 11 feature wins in just 14 nights of action. Shawn Wagner put up a great fight all season but in the end trailed the champ by 42 points finishing in the second spot. Remainder of the top 10 in points; 3.Brian Ambrosius, 4. Jeremy Wiitala, 5. Mitch Stankowski, 6. Harley Simon, 7. Barry VanStraten, 8. Bill Kelsey, 9. Brandon Gagnon, 10. Justin Jacobsen. Josh Roehl earned Rookie of The Year.
Seymour Super Speedway’s GPS address is; Seymour Speedway, 637 North Main St. Seymour, WI 54165. Track phone number is (920)-883-7726. Racing in the five divisions that include IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, Street Stock and the Sport Fours in action every Sunday night. Pit gates open at 3:00 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. Social media you can follow Seymour on Twitter and like us on Facebook
August 24th, 2012
(Seymour, WI) Although there is still two weeks of racing left at Seymour Speedway, it will be the final point night for all IMCA classes (International Motor Contest Association) as they prep for the IMCA Super Nationals. Custom Windows Plus will be the title sponsor for this Sunday, August 26.
“Custom Windows Plus is a huge supporter of local dirt track racing and at Seymour, were fortunate enough to have them host one are biggest nights of the season” Cosmo stated. NAPA Auto Parts of Seymour will co-sponsor the nightly events as their night never started last weekend. Custom Windows Plus offers 100% American made custom window solutions in Wisconsin. For more info call toll free at (800) 689-6143 or visit their website customwindowsplus.com
“The Drifter” says the Spectator Eliminator will see their final night of the season this Sunday. Anyone with a license, car or truck can race on the track at the end of the night. One lap dash with winner moving on until we are left with one.Then it’s the first person to win two races. Sign up at the back pit gate. Please list name and vehicle information. The track is still looking to put a Trailer Race of Destruction together for the final night of racing on September 2. Contact Cosmo for more information. This will be the final installment of the Summer Holiday Classic and last point night the Street Stocks and Sport 4’s.
Last weeks cancellation sealed the Championship for IMCA Stock Car driver Brandon Czarapata, who bests Shawn Wagner by 42 points. The only way Czarapata could lose the title is if he denied a claim. Brandon also clinches the IMCA Wisconsin state title. If you think Czarapata is going to lay down for the competition because he has the title wrapped up you are sadly mistaken, he’s locked in a tight race for the IMCA National Championship. Only two Wisconsin drivers have ever won that honor in the IMCA Stock Cars, Kewaunee’s John Gregorich and Pulaski’s Rod Snellenberger. Keep tabs at imca.com to see ff Czarapata can close the deal. If Josh Long finishes 6th or better in the IMCA Sport Mod feature, he will have sole procession of his first Championship. Long leads Jeremy Cota by 6 points. If Cota wins and Long finishes 7th they would tie for the title. Defending Champion, Brad Lautenbach still has a dog in the fight trailing Long by only 7 points. This title may come down to the final lap of the season.
Brandon’s brother Jason has already clinched his first title in the IMCA Modifieds at Seymour. That makes Czarapata a triple crown winner also holding titles in the IMCA Stock Cars and Street Stocks. The Czarapata’s have taken home a lot of hardware this season!
The Street Stocks still have 2 nights to go. Travis Springstroh has a 10 point lead over Gary Kasperek as we enter Sunday. Both drivers finished close to each other 2 weeks ago and have faced there own fair share of bad luck this season. It may come down to limiting the bad nights to earn the Street Stock title. Unless he is kidnapped by Bigfoot, Calvin Stueck’s stranglehold in Sport Fours looks to continue with 25 point lead over Jeff Behm. Seymour Super Speedway’s GPS address is; Seymour Speedway, 637 North Main St. Seymour, WI 54165. Track phone number is (920)-883-7726. Racing in the five divisions that include IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, Street Stock and the Sport Fours in action every Sunday night. Pit gates open at 3:00 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. Social media you can follow Seymour on Twitter and like us on Facebook
August 17th, 2012
(Seymour, WI) NAPA Auto Parts of Seymour gets set to kick off the second to final night for all IMCA Divisions at Seymour Super Speedway this Sunday night August 19. Cosmo has expressed interest in possibly having a Trailer Race of Destruction on the final night of racing. If interested please get a hold of him.
As we get set for the 15th week of racing the Spectator Eliminator will see their final night of the season. Anyone with a license, car or truck can race on the track at the end of the night. One lap dash with winner moving on until we are left with two. Then it’s the first person to win two races. Sign up at the back pit gate. Please list name and vehicle information.
Seymour has already crowned one champion for the 2012 season, that coming in the Budweiser IMCA Modifieds where Pulaski’s “Racin” Jason Czarapata dominated the standings with a division high 7 feature wins in only 14 point nights. This is his first title in the Modifieds at Seymour. That makes Czarapata a triple crown winner also holding titles in the IMCA Stock Cars and Street Stocks at various local dirt tracks in north eastern Wisconsin.
Another Czarapata can also claim a championship before the final point night. That being IMCA Stock Car ace Brandon Czarapata. Czarapata leads former champion Shawn Wagner by 42 points, if Czarapata finishes in front of Wagner in the feature this Sunday he will clinch the title. Brandon has had one of best seasons to date holding 11 feature wins just at Seymour. He leads the Wisconsin State points and currently sits second in the IMCA National and Regional standings.
The IMCA Sport Mod battle only seems to get tighter and tighter after every weekend that passes. Josh Long currently holds the top spot by 6 points over Jeremy Cota. Each driver is chasing their first ever track championship. Defending champ Brad Lautenbach sits third in the standings , he’s solidly in the thick of the title chase just 7 markers back of Long.
The Street Stocks have an extra point night, leaving them with 3 nights to go. Travis Springstroh has a 10 point lead over Gary Kasperek as we enter Sunday. Both drivers finished close to each other in last weeks feature and have faced there own fair share of bad luck this season. It may come down to limiting the bad nights to earn the Street Stock title.
Calvin Stueck stranglehold in Sport Fours continues with 9 feature wins which has lead to a 25 point lead over Jeff Behm.
Seymour Super Speedway’s GPS address is; Seymour Speedway, 637 North Main St. Seymour, WI 54165. Track phone number is (920)-883-7726. Racing in the five divisions that include IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, Street Stock and the Sport Fours in action every Sunday night. Pit gates open at 3:00 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. Social media you can follow Seymour on Twitter and like us on Facebook
August 10th, 2012
(Seymour, WI) Seymour Super Speedway gets ready to kick off night #14 this Sunday night August 12, brought to you by Robinson Metal. Robinson Metal Inc. continues to be a huge supporter of the local dirt track racing community. For more information on what they can do for you please visit their website www.robinsonmetal.com/ The end of the racing season is fast approaching at Wisconsin fastest 1/3 mile clay oval. The rest of the schedule shakes down like this.
This Sunday August 12 Robinson Metal Night August 18 Napa Auto Parts of Seymour / Spectator Eliminator August 26 Custom Windows Plus / Final Point Night for all IMCA Classes September 2 Summer Holiday Classic / Jerry Calaway Night / Final Point Night for Street Stocks & Sport Fours
In the Budweiser IMCA Modifieds Pulaski’s Racin’ Jason Czarapata has a staggering 105 point lead. Oconto Falls driver and leading Rookie, Eric “Chummy” Arneson. Arenson holds down the runner up position in the standings. If Czarapata finishes 15th or better in the feature he could mathematically clinch the title this Sunday. Caupun’s Brandon Czarapata heads into Sunday with 8 feature wins in a row which has vaulted him to a 41 point lead over Seymour’s Shawn “Lunch Box” Wagner. Czarapata has a division high 10 point night wins, defending Champion Kyle Fredrick of Oconto Falls has 2 and Wagner has 1 main to his credit. Any other year Wagner’s results would most likely net him a championship. Wagner is still mathematically in the hunt but with the hot streak Czarapata has been on that will be a very tall task with only 3 point nights left.
After a crazy IMCA Sport Mod feature last Sunday, Green Bay’s Josh Long took over the point lead for the first time in 2012 with his second feature win of the season. Defending Champion New Franken’s Brad Lautenbach was a victim in an opening lap wreck costing him the point lead, dropping him to second in standings. He trails Long by 6 points. Early season point leader Jeremy Cota of Oconto who also was caught up in the same wreck salvaged an 8th place finish despite being laps down. Cota’s damage control puts him 7 markers behind Long.
Freedom’s Travis Springstroh and Seymour’s Aaron Melchert are locked in a battle for the ages in the Street Stocks. Both drivers come into the night tied for the lead. Gary Kasperek of Tigerton has had a couple of tough weeks resulting in 2 dnf’s. Kasperek leads the division with 6 feature wins but trails Melchert and Springstroh by 12 points. With 4 nights remaining for the Street Stocks its not time to hit the panic button, but its getting close.
Clintonville’s Calvin Stueck has been the class of the field in the Sport Fours. Stueck leads the division with 8 feature wins and 7 heat race wins. Jeff Behm also of Clintonville trails Stueck by a hefty 23 points.
Seymour Super Speedway’s GPS address is; Seymour Speedway, 637 North Main St. Seymour, WI 54165. Track phone number is (920)-883-7726. Racing in the five divisions that include IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, Street Stock and the Sport Fours in action every Sunday night. Pit gates open at 3:00 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. Social media you can follow Seymour on Twitter and like us on Facebook
August 7th, 2012
(Seymour, WI) – Benji LaCrosse scored his 3rd win of the season in the IMCA Modifieds at Seymour Super Speedway. Other feature winners were Brandon Czarapata (IMCA Stock Car), Josh Long (IMCA Sport Mod), Nick Everard (Street Stock) and Calvin Stueck (Four-Cylinders) 101 drivers checked in for Van’s Highway Auto & Gwynne’s Detailing night at Wisconsin fastest 1/3 mile clay oval. 22 Budweiser IMCA Modifieds, 26 IMCA Stock Cars, 15 IMCA Sport Mods, 20 Street Stocks and 18 Sport Fours. Race fans saw the red flag fly 4 times, 3 of which involved wrecks. The most serious took place in the first Sport Four heat where Brittany King made heavy contact with the front stretch wall. She had to be cut out the car and transported to the hospital. She was conscious and talking to track workers during her removal, she has feeling in all her extremities, suffered extreme neck pain and the doctors are keeping her over night to do more tests. Everyone at Seymour is wishing her a speedy recovery.
Josh Long survived the IMCA Sport Mod feature and took over the point lead. Josh Long and Russell Franks tangled on the first lap inciting a 6 car pileup causing a red flag. The wreck sent point leader coming into the night, Brad
Lautenbach to the pits with extensive damage, ending his night. The rest of the drivers were able to return in some capacity. Rob Krull and Long battled for the lead allowing Cody Hudson to work to past both of them on lap 4 and to the lead in the Mark Sortino machine. Hudson chances at victory fell to the wayside as his racer broke ending his night. Long inherited the lead and survived a green white checker restart, picking up his 2nd win of the season which moved him to the top of the standings. Eric Mahlik scored solid second after going down pit lane, Mark Joski third, Krull fourth and Franks rounded out the top five. Nick Everard led every lap en route to his first Street Stock feature at Seymour.
Nick Everard quickly worked past pole sitter Derek Lecker for the start of the feature. Lecker’s night ended a few laps later as his machine started smoking, sending him to pit lane. Everard kept up the pace and soon found himself with a
quarter track lead. Title contender Gary Kasperek went up in smoke midway through contest, ending his night. Everard cruised to the win in dominating fashion, his first ever at Seymour. Just as the leader took the checker drama unfolded behind him. Jon Ashcraft found himself crossed up coming out of turn four as the field stacked behind him, Ryan Blank and last weeks winner Travis Springtroh then made contact sending Springstroh into the air rolling twice with debris flying
everywhere. The red flag flew, Springstroh emerged unscathed but his car suffered significant damage. Ashcraft and Blank were charged with the caution removing them from the finishing order, both had solid nights going. Going back to the last
completed lap Everard still the winner, Joe Schwister had another solid night placing second, Frank Groeschel had his best run of the season placing third, Aaron Melchert came home fourth and Springstroh was credited with fifth. With Melchert placing ahead of Springstroh the duo will come into next Sundays events tied for the point lead.Benji LaCrosse capped off a solid performance winning his 3rd feature of the year in the IMCA Modifieds.
Jamie Schmidt worked the cushion around Kyle Kudick in the opening laps and pulled away early. Jerry Wilinski and Benji LaCrosse battled hard for second with LaCrosse nabbing the spot on lap 5. LaCrosse then set his sights on Schmidt taking the lead away just before the midway point. Jay Matthias looked to have a top contending car, but a flat tired ended his night. Point leader Jason Czarapata worked through the field securing the runner up spot as LaCrosse worked through lap traffic. LaCrosse went uncontested scoring his 3rd main event of the season, Czarapata second, Schmidt third, Kudick fourth and Wilinski rounded out the top five. The contest went green to checker caution free.
In the IMCA Stock Cars the domination continued as Brandon Czarapata took home the win. Chris Loewenhagen and Harley Simon battled for the lead early as the caution flag flew several times in the first five laps. Action was halted when Loewenhagen and Brian Ambrosius made contact on the back stretch setting up a chain reaction wreck that led to Justin Jacobsen taking a ride in an ambulance to be checked over after heavy contact with Mike Schmidt. Brandon Czarapata used the restart to his advantage blowing by the competition and to the lead in only 5 laps. Czarapata never looked back scoring the win, Shawn Wagner second, Devin Snellenberger was third on his first trip to the track this season, Jon Courchaine scored a solid fourth after starting in row 7 and Simon took home fifth.
Calvin Stueck took the lead away from Andrew Meyerhofer on lap 2 and drove away from the field scoring the win and padding his point lead. Trent Nolan second, Tyler Hungerford, Shawn Bangart fourth and fifth for Jeff Behm.
Robinson Metals will host next weeks races on August 12 at Wisconsin’s fastest 1/3 mile. Seymour Super Speedway’s GPS address is; Seymour Speedway, 637 North Main St. Seymour, WI 54165. Track phone number is (920)-883-7726. Racing in the five divisions that include IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, Street Stock and the Sport Fours in action every Sunday night. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. Social media you can follow Seymour on Twitter and like us on Facebook. www.seymoursuperspeedway.com
July 23rd, 2012
(Seymour, WI)- Travis Springstroh used a late race restart to pass Derek Lecker and win in the Street Stocks at Seymour Super Speedway on Action Auto Night. Other feature winners were Jason Czarapata (IMCA Modified), Brandon Czarapata (IMCA
Stock Car), Jeremy Cota (IMCA Sport Mod) and Calvin Stueck (Four-Cylinders) Derek Lecker jumped from his pole position to a sizable lead in early in the Street Stock main event. Lexxi Ashcraft and Travis Springstroh gave chase while waging
battle for the runner up position. At the midway point Lecker kept his competition behind him. Gary Kasperek broke into the top 4 but after contact with last weeks winner Joe Schwister, sent Kasperek’s machine to the pits with a flat tire ending his night. Lecker looked to have the win locked up but a caution with 2 laps remaining brought the field to his back bumper. Springstroh capitalized sliding to the inside of Lecker as the white flag waved. Springstroh powered away winning his first career feature. Lecker had to settle for second, Schwister third, Aaron Melchert fourth and Justin Lindner rallied to a fifth place finish after a opening lap spin.
The win also netted Springstroh the point lead in the Street Stocks. In the IMCA Stock Cars it was once again Brandon Czarapata taking home the win. Barry VanStraten slipped his way from row two to the lead on the opening lap. He then powered away from the field. Shawn Wagner, Jeremy Wiitala and Brandon Czarapata marched through field making quick work of the 20 car starting field. By the midway point Czarapata sat alone in second slowly closing in on VanStraten, the only guess was if Czarapata could get to the leader before the checker. A caution on lap 9 took away that question. On the restart VanStraten slid high and Czarapata drove by down low and pulled away to his 9th point night win and 10th overall for the season after scoring the Spring Thaw special. Wagner placed second after a spirited battle with Wiitala who came home third, VanStraten fourth and Harley Simon came home fifth after starting in row 7.
Racin’ Jason Czarapata scored with 6th feature in the Budweiser IMCA Modifieds. Point leader Jason Czarapata passed Jamie Schmidt on lap 3 and never looked back scoring the win and padding his already huge point lead. Kyle Fredrick made a late race charge placing second, Schmidt third, Randy Markwardt Jr., fourth and Dean Mauer rounded out the top five. Jeremy Cota became the first driver in the IMCA Sport Mods to 3 feature wins this season.
Jeremy Cota took the lead at the drop of the green and cruised to the victory scoring a clean sweep after winning his heat race earlier in the night. The win keeps him within striking distance of the point leader. Kurt Mueller closed in late on Cota but had to settle for second, point leader Brad Lautenbach placed third, Josh Long fourth and Mike Dauphinais fifth. Calvin Stueck also padded his point lead by picking up his 7th feature win of the season. Trent Nolan had an interesting night that ended with a second place finish, Cody Hungerford third, last weeks winner Jeff Behm came home fourth and Jody Cornelius rounded out the top five.
Seymour is off next Sunday due to the fair. Racing resume on August 5 for Van’s Hwy Auto night.
July 21st, 2012
(Seymour, WI)- With only 5 point nights remaining in the IMCA divisions (6 for the Street Stocks and Sport Fours) if drivers are to make a charge in the points, now will be the time. For those who have yet to taste victory, the hour glass is almost empty. Racing will be hot and heavy come Sunday, July 22 at Seymour Super Speedway. The night will be brought to you by long time track supporter, Action Auto. Racin’ Jason Czarapata’s lead in the IMCA Modifieds grew as Eric Arneson suffered mechanical issues and didn’t finish the feature last Sunday night. Czarapata’s lead is a solid 45 point advantage over Arneson. The feature winner earns 40 points leaving Czarapata with over a one race advantage. Jason leads the class with 5 feature wins.
Brandon Czarapata also shares the luxury of almost a full point nights lead over Shawn Wagner. Wagner has been caught up in wrecks the last couple weeks leaving him 39 points back of Brandon who has dominated the class. Brandon has a total 7 point night feature wins, with the other coming at the Spring Thaw.
The IMCA Sport Mods on the other hand come in with one of the tightest points battles with the top 3 only separated by just 7 points. Defending Champion Brad Lautenbach sit’s a top the tight title chase with a 4 point edge over Josh Long. Early season point leader Jeremy Cota is still in the thick of the chase just 7 markers back. Cota and Tyler Wilson each have 2 feature wins, these are the only repeat winners, with a total of 8 different drivers winning features in the highly contested Sport Mods.
In what could go down as one of the most dominating runs in the Street Stocks, Gary Kasperek sits with a 7 point lead over Aaron Melchert and a 9 point edge over Travis Springstroh. Although the title is anything but a lock, Kasperek missed one point night and still leads the standings. Melchert and Springstroh have battled lady luck all season. If one of them gets on a roll, they could challenge Kasperek. All drivers are looking for their first Street Stock title. Kasperek holds a division high 6 feature wins.
Calvin Stueck leads the Sport Fours over Jeff Behm by 16 points. Stueck also leads the division in feature wins with 6.
Seymour Super Speedway’s GPS address is; Seymour Speedway, 637 North Main St. Seymour, WI 54165. Track phone number is (920)-883-7726. Racing in the five divisions that include IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, Street Stock and the Sport Fours in action every Sunday night. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. Social media you can follow Seymour on Twitter and like us on Facebook
July 17th, 2012
(Seymour, WI) – Benji LaCrosse bested a field of 18 cars to score his second win in a row in the IMCA Modifieds on Swinkles Trucking night at Seymour Super Speedway. Other feature winners were Brandon Czarapata (IMCA Stock Car), Brad Lautenbach (IMCA Sport Mod), Joe Schwister (Street Stock) and Jeff Behm (Four-Cylinders) Former track Champion Benji LaCrosse made quick work of Jamie Schmidt passing him for the lead on lap 4. Jay Matthias and Jerry Wilinski gave chase charging into the top 3. Matthias then secured the second spot from Wilinski and began the task of trying to reel in LaCrosse who had built up a sizable advantage over the field. Matthias efforts went to the wayside when his machine made a loud pop and he headed to the pits. LaCrosse went unchallenged and lapped all the way to the 6th spot, its his second win in a row. Point leader Jason Czarapata charged late scoring second, Wilinski third, Kyle Kudick finished fourth coming from row 6 and Jeremy Hanson rounded out the top five. IMCA Stock Car point leader Brandon Czarapata scored with 9th feature win of the season.
Trevor Howard paced the first lap before being caught up in a spin which collected Shawn Wagner and Bill Kelsey. Kelsey’s night was done, Wagner rejoined but his racer saw heavy damage and wasn’t up to speed rest of the feature. Barry VanStraten inherited the lead, his reign up front only lasted till lap 4 as Brandon Czarapata powered by after starting in row 6. Czarapata survived a late race caution padding his point lead with the win. In a replay of last week Brian Ambrosius placed second, Kyle Fredrick used several 3-wide passes to finish third, Mitch Stankowski fourth and Jeremy Wiitala placed fifth after starting 15th. After the checkers the red flag flew as VanStraten and Justin Jacobsen tangled battling for fifth. Jacobsen’s car hit the front stretch wall and ended up stopped on the driver side. Jacobsen emerged unscathed but his Wolfe Chassis suffered extensive damage. Defending IMCA Sport Mod Champion Brad Lautenbach took the checkers for the second time this season.
Tyler Wilson paced the opening laps from his front row starting spot before Jason Guyette charged by for the lead on lap 6. Guyette ran the high groove and distanced himself from the field. Brad Lautenbach waged battle for the runner up spot with Jeremy Cota. Lautenbach finally made the pass by the midway point. With just 5 laps to go and the win in hand Guyette suffered a mechanical failure sending him to the pits handing the lead over to Lautenbach who fought off a late race charge from Cota to score his second win of the season, padding his point. Cota second, Josh Long third, Wilson held on for fourth and Kurt Mueller placed fifth. Joe Schwister made it 2 wins in a row in the Street Stocks after leading every lap and fending off Jerry Winkler and Gary Kasperek. Kasperek came home second regaining the point lead, Winkler placed a solid third after starting 15th, Greg Steffens scored a season best fourth and Jon Ashcraft placed fifth after a spin midway through the contest.
Jeff Behm passed Andy Parshen on lap 4 and pulled away to his first feature win of the season in the Sport Fours. Tyler Hungerford second, last weeks winner Evan Beattie third, point leader Calvin Stueck fourth and Michael Verheyden fifth. Action Auto will host next weeks races at Wisconsin’s fastest 1/3 mile. Seymour Super Speedway’s GPS address is; Seymour Speedway, 637 North Main St. Seymour, WI 54165. Track phone number is (920)-883-7726. Racing in the five divisions that include IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, Street Stock and the Sport Fours in action every Sunday night. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. Social media you can follow Seymour on Twitter and like us on Facebook. www.seymoursuperspeedway.com
July 10th, 2012
(Seymour, WI)- Benji LaCrosse scored a dominating win in the IMCA Modifieds at Seymour Super Speedway. Other feature winners were Brandon Czarapata (IMCA Stock Car), JJ Anderson (IMCA Sport Mod), Joe Schwister (Street Stock) and Evan Beattie (Four-Cylinders)
It only took 1 lap for Benji LaCrosse to work from row 3 around pole sitter David Hoerning and to the lead in the IMCA Modified main event. LaCrosse quickly distanced himself from the rest of the field and left the battle for the runner up position. Midway through the contest Jay Matthias worked from row 5 and passed Hoerning for the second spot. Matthias did all he could to try and chase down LaCrosse but it wasn’t enough and LaCrosse dominated the caution free event. It was LaCrosse’s first feature win of the season. Second for Matthias, Randy Markwardt Jr. placed a solid third, Rookie Eric Arneson was fourth and David Hoerning placed a season best fifth. Point leader Jason Czarapata suffer mechanical issues and didn’t finish the feature.
Joe Schwister scored his first feature win of the season in the Street Stocks. Pole sitter Derek Lecker powered to lead and began to pull away from the field but a caution on lap 5 put the competition on his rear bumper. Again the green flew and Lecker took off opening up a sizable advantage. Rookie Dan Juszcyk fresh off a heat race win hung a solid second trying to chase down Lecker. Lecker showed he was the class of the field but a caution on lap 12 again slowed the field. Under caution Lecker suffered a flat right rear tire, sending the leader to pit lane handing the lead over to Joe Schwister who had snuck past Juszcyk for second. Schwister flexed his muscle and pulled away holding the top spot. Lecker returned to the track laps down and his night then went from bad to worse and his engine expired putting oil on the track which sent Joe Brenner into the wall ending his solid night on the wrecker.
This set up a 2 lap dash to the finish and it was Schwister holding off Tony Everard for the lead, winning his first feature of the season. Everard crossed the line second after starting in row 7 but Mert Summers pulled in the claim area and Everard was claimed. Everard denied the claim thus forfeiting second place money and points to Dan Juszcyk, Lexxi Ashcraft scored a season best third with Ryan Blank taking home fourth and Mert Summers fifth.
Street Stock point leader Gary Kasperek was a no show as he took his Wissota Street Stock to run with the Dakota Touring Series. This hands the point lead over to Aaron Melchert. JJ Anderson led every lap en rout to his first feature win of the season in the IMCA Sport Mods.
JJ Anderson got the jump on Tyler Wilson on the opening lap taking the lead in the IMCA Sport Mod feature. Midway through the contest Anderson had almost a quarter track lead, but that amount shrank and Jeremy Cota found his groove and chased down Anderson. Cota looked several times underneath Anderson but never was able to get by Anderson who scored his first win of the season in the caution free event. Cota placed second keeping the points battle tight, Josh Long was third, point leader Brad Lautenbach fourth and Jason Guyette was fifth.
Brandon Czarapata scored his 8th feature win the IMCA Stock Cars. A wild first lap saw a battle 4 wide for the lead in the IMCA Stock Car main event. Bill Kelsey was the one to make the best move working to the lead. His reign up front didn’t last long as Brandon Czarapata used the very racy surface to his advantage working around Kelsey on lap 4. Czarapata powered away from the competition scoring the win. Shawn Wagner was involved in an opening lap wreck which
sent his machine to the pits allowing Czarapata to open up his point lead. Brian Ambrosius scored a solid second, Bill Kelsey third, Barry VanStraten placed fourth after starting in row 6 and Mitch Stankoski rounded out the top five.
Evan Beattie started deep in the field and passed Trent Nolan with 9 laps remaining to score his first career feature win in the Four Cylinders. Nolan had to settle for second, despite having engine issue Calvin Stueck padded his point lead with a third place finish, Jeff Behm fourth and Tyler Hungerford fifth. Swinkles Trucking and Excavating of Freedom will play host July 15 at Seymour Super Speedway.
June 26th, 2012
(Seymour, WI)- A warm Sunday evening greeted race fans as they watched Brandon Czarapata use a little luck and continue his dominance in the IMCA Stock Cars at Seymour Super Speedway. Other feature winners were Jason Czarapata (IMCA Modified), Brad Lautenbach (IMCA Sport Mod), Jerry Winkler (Street Stock) and Brian Johnson (Four-Cylinders) Brandon Gagnon used the pole position to open up a sizable advantage in the first 5 circuits of the IMCA Stock Car feature. A caution on lap 6 erased his advantage and put Chas Van Ooyen and Barry VanStraten on the leaders back bumper. VanStraten got a great restart and passed Gagnon a lap later. Shawn Wagner and point leader Brandon Czarapata weren’t able to make much ground early as racing in front of them was 2 and 3 wide for the most of the event. Leaving the battle for second Van Straten pulled out to a huge lead. Czarapata worked to second place with 5 laps remaining but couldn’t cut into VanStraten’s lead. As the white flag flew VanStraten’s machine broke and slowed, coasting into the infield ending his all but sure win. This handed the lead over to Czarapata who cruised to his sixth feature win of the season in only eight point nights. With a second place Wagner stays in the title hunt, Greg Wichman had an up and down feature that ended with a third place, defending champion Kyle Fredrick fourth and Van Ooyen fifth. Czarapata holds a 15 point edge over Wagner.
IMCA Modified point leader Jason Czarapata took home his 5th feature win of the season. Marcus Yarie jumped from his pole position to the lead bringing Jay Matthias with as they ran nose to tail early in the contest. With that duo running down low this forced Jason Czarapata out of the preferred racing groove and to the extreme high side. Czarapata pulled even with Matthias for second then chased down Yarie in what was a repeat of the week before, Czarapata took lead with 10 laps remaining and pulled away taking home the win. The race went green to checker. Matthias was finally able to shake Yarie with 5 to go and take home second. Yarie third, Eric Arneson fourth and fresh off the Badger Mod Touring Series win Lance Arneson placed fifth.
Czarapata leads the modified standings by 36 markers over Rookie Eric Arneson. Jerry Winkler extracted some revenge from last week holding off Gary Kasperek winning the Street Stock feature.
Joe Schwister quickly jumped from fourth to first on the opening lap. Patty Winkler worked to the second spot then took the lead away from Schwister on lap 4. Jerry Winkler made it a family battle racing to the outside of Patty and taking the lead away from her on lap 6. Point leader Gary Kasperek worked to the top 4 in only 5 laps. A caution on lap 9 allowed Kasperek to work to the second spot as he began to chop away at Jerry Winkler’s lead. The caution flew with 2 laps remaining setting up a green white checker finish. Winkler worked the low groove as Kasperek went to the high side. The white flag flew Kasperek pulled right to the back bumper of Winkler but it wasn’t a enough and Winkler scored his first feature win of the season. Becoming only the third driver to win a points night main in the Street Stocks. Kasperek second, third for Patty Winkler in her best run of the season, Schwister fourth and Tony Everard rounded out the top five.
With a second place finish Kasperek pulled out to a huge point lead as second place points man Travis Springstroh broke in the heat race and didn’t make a lap in the feature. Aaron Melchert came into the night third in points, suffered two flat tires and went laps down. Defending champion Brad Lautenbach picked up his first feature win of the season in the IMCA Sport Mods.
Defending feature winner Tyler Wilson led the first lap before Brad Lautenbach worked down low passing Wilson. Laps later Wilson headed to the pits with mechanical issues. Jason Guyette worked to second but never was never able to challenge Lautenbach who cruised to the win in the caution free feature. Guyette second, Tyler Hackett third, Josh Long fourth and point leader Jeremy Cota was fifth. Cota still holds a 4 point edge over Lautenbach and Long. Hackett sits just 5 points back in the chase for the crown.
Brian Johnson picked up his second feature win of the season in the four cylinders. Calvin Stueck took over the point lead by placing second in the main event, Trent Nolan who led half the race placed a solid third, Ralph Liegeois Jr. fourth and Cody Hungerford fifth.
June 19th, 2012
(Seymour, WI)- Gary Kasperek drove from row 9 to win a thriller in the Street Stocks at Seymour Super Speedway. Other feature winners were Jason Czarapata (IMCA Modified), Brandon Czarapata (IMCA Stock Car), Tyler Wilson (IMCA Sport Mod) and Calvin Stueck (Four-Cylinders)
Joe Schwister took the lead early in the Street Stock main event until a caution
with 7 to go slowed the field. Point leader Gary Kasperek who started in row 9 due to a mechanical failure on the first lap of his heat race. A series of cautions allowed Kasperek to work into the top 5. This put Schwister in a 4 car battle for the lead with last weeks winner John Ashcraft, Jerry Winkler and Kasperek. Ashcraft led with 5 to go, Winkler then took his turn up front sneaking by Ashcraft for the lead. With white flag waving Kasperek ducked underneath Winkler and the two slugged it out for the win. Winkler fired his racer into the corner allowing Kasperek to work the low groove powering past Winkler out of turn 2. Kasperek led only one lap, but it was the last one as he picked up his 5th feature win of the season and extended his point lead over Travis Springsttoh. Schwister used the last lap tousle to secure second, Ashcraft third, Winkler four and Aaron Melchert snuck by at the line for fifth.
Tyler Wilson scored his first career Seymour feature win in the IMCA Sport Mods Wilson made quick work from inside row 2 and jumped out to an early lead. Tyler Hackett waged battle with Kurt Moeller for the second spot while a series of early
cautions kept the field tight on Wilson’s rear spoiler. Midway through the contest Hackett secured the runner up position, then set his sights on Wilson. Hackett gave chase the rest of the race but it wasn’t enough as Wilson scored his second feature win of the weekend as he took home the win Friday night at Luxemburg Speedway. Josh Long snuck past Hackett for second at the checkers, point leader Jeremy Cota placed fourth and Mueller rounded out the top five. Brandon Czarapata out dueled Shawn Wagner taking home top honors in the IMCA Stock Cars.
Brandon Gagnon jumped to the lead after starting on the outside pole and led till a series of cautions slowed the field.. Shawn Wagner worked through the field passing 3 and 4 wide bringing him to the inside of Gagnon for the lead. Wagner secured the top spot and began to distance himself from Chas Van Ooyen. A caution midway through the contest put point leader Brandon Czarapata on Wagner’s back bumper. Czarapata used this caution to his advantage and muscled his way down low passing Wagner for the lead with 9 laps remaining. Czarapata pulled away from the field in dominating performance, earning his 5th feature of the season padding his point lead over second place finisher Wagner, Van Ooyen scored a solid third with Brian Ambrosius fourth and Jeremy Wiitala fifth.
IMCA Modified point leader “Racin” Jason Czarapata passed Marcus Yarie on lap 2 and dominated the field scoring his 4th feature win of the season. Yarie posted a solid third, Jim Hanson third, rookie Eric Arneson fourth and John Berna fifth.
Calvin Stueck scored his 5th feature win of the season and now sits tied for the point lead with Jeff Behm.
May 30th, 2012
(Seymour, WI)- 141 cars packed the pit area on Victory Sign night at Seymour Super Speedway. Nick Anvelink used a restart to his advantage working under Justin Hirt midway through the contest taking home top honors in the Late Models. Other feature winners were Jason Czarapata (IMCA Modifieds), Shawn Wagner (IMCA Stock Car), Jeremy Cota (IMCA Sport Mod), Jon Ashcraft (Street Stock) and Calvin Stueck (Sport 4’s)
Several early cautions in the Late Models kept the field tight to the back bumper of Justin Hirt. Hirt set the pace with the rest of the field giving chase. The early cautions allowed Nick Anvelink to quickly work to second from inside row 4. By lap 10 Anvelink worked to the inside of Hirt with the pair racing door to door for the next 5 laps. Anvelink wrestled the lead away midway through the contest and powered away from the pack putting several of the 24 car starting field down a lap. With Anvelink checked out Hirt and Craig Bartz battled for the runner up spot while weaving through lap traffic both tangled with a lap car sending Hirt to the infield and Bartz into the turn 3 wall. This set up a 7 lap dash to the checkers, as the green flew Paul Parker made his presence felt taking over second from Ron Berna but that only lasted for 2 laps as Parker made heavy contact with front stretch wall ending his night. Anvelink went unchallenged the final 5 laps taking home yet another feature win. Berna took a solid second, Jim Schmidt worked all the way from 22nd to place third, Justin Ritchie fourth and Brett Swedberg fifth. “Racin’ Jason Czarapata carved through the pack and bested a strong field of IMCA Modifieds.
Matt Rechek used his outside pole starting position to open up a sizable lead in the early going. Last weeks winner Eric Arneson battled Chad Bartel and Jerry Wilinski for the runner up spot. As the top 5 broke away from the pack. A caution on lap 9 bunched the field, Benji LaCrosse who had to qualify for the feature through a last chance race, had driven into the top 10 but had a tire go flat ending his night. On the restart Rechek again powered away from the field. Point leader Jason Czarapata worked his way into the top 4 midway through the contest. Czarapata worked the low line to perfection reeling in Rechek and taking the lead with 8 to go. A caution slowed the field setting up a 2 lap dash to the checkers.
Jay Matthias made a late race charge from his 6th row start spot to take second as the white flag flew. Matthias man handled his machine trying to catch Czarapata but it wasn’t enough and Czarapata came home the winner, Matthias second, Rechek had a solid third, Bartel and Arneson rounded out the top 5.
Shawn “Lunch Box” Wagner held off a hard charging J.J. Heinz to take home the victory in the IMCA Stock Cars.
Luck of the draw put Shawn Wagner and Brian Ambrosius on the front row of the IMCA Stock Car main event. The duo began putting on a great show for the packed house exchanging the lead several times over the first 10 laps. Point leader Brandon Czarapata broke into the top 5 midway through the contest and began to close in on the leaders. Wagner secured the lead and worked the low groove holding his competitors at bay. J.J. Heinz raced to Wagner’s back bumper as the duo pulled away. Justin Jacobson and Czarapata went wheel to wheel for 3rd, the pair made contact and Czarapata had to make a save out of turn 4 costing him several positions. Heinz kept consistent pressure on Wagner but had to settle for second place as Wagner took home the win. Czarapata rallied to take third, Ambrosius fourth and Greg Wichman came home fifth.
Point leader Jeremy Cota fought of Eric Mahlik en route to his second feature win of the year in the IMCA Sport Mods.
Jeremy Cota and Josh Long came into the night first and second in points. With it being a draw/redraw format those drivers found themselves starting on the front row of the IMCA Sport Mod feature. When Gracy dropped the green Cota quickly took command. Tracy Wassenberg raced from 6th into the top 3 setting his sights on Cota. A caution on lap 7 bunched the field. Again Cota began to pull away from the field and looked poised to walk away with the win. A caution on lap 16 set up a 4 lap dash to the checkers. Cota worked the low groove and Eric Mahlik joined in the battle for the top spot running the extreme high side. Mahlik pulled along side of Cota with 2 laps remaining but just couldn’t make the pass and Cota picked up his second win of the season and padded his point lead. Mahlik placed second, Wassenberg third, defending track champion Brad Lautenbach fourth and Josh Long fifth. Jon Ashcraft powered his way to his first feature win of the season in the Street Stocks.
Coming into the night Gary Kasperek had won 4 features in a row in 4 nights of racing. Travis Springsttoh in the old Todd Everard Street Stock took point, leading the first 2 laps of the Street Stock main. A caution on lap 2 would end the night
for Jerry Winkler, Joe Schwister and second place points man, Phil Hiles as they sat wrecked in turn one. All 3 cars suffered heavy damage and all 3 drivers had a heated conversation while looking over their wrecked racers.
As the race resumed Jon Ashcraft worked the top groove and took the lead on lap 3. Ashcraft opened up a huge lead but a caution for debris set up a 4 lap dash to the checkers. On the restart point leader Kasperek muscled his way into second and set his sights on Ashcraft. Kasperek just couldn’t find the room to make the pass and Ashcraft picked up his first feature win of the season ending Kasperek’s winning streak. Kasperek’s second place still allowed him to pad his point lead, Springsttoh came home third, Bob Czarapata fourth and Scott Besaw fifth. Calvin Stueck, who started shotgun on the field chased down point leader Jeff Behm and took the lead with 2 laps remaining winning his third feature in a row.
Next Sunday, June 3 Seymour Super Speedway will be in action for night #6. Racing gets started at 6 p.m. Featuring IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Sport Mods, Street Stocks and Four Cylinders.
April 7th, 2011
(Seymour, WI) – The second annual Seymour Spring Thaw scheduled for Saturday April 9 has been cancelled due to excessive wet weather.
The first weekly, Sunday night points race will be Sunday, May 1 at 5 p.m. All Sunday races in the month of May will start at 5 p.m., with the normal 6 p.m. start time going into effect beginning in the month of June. “With school still in session, we’d like to get done by 8:30 to 9 p.m. at the very latest in May,” said NEW DIRT club president Dave “Cosmo” Rihm.
IMCA modifieds, stock cars, northern sportmods, street stocks and sport fours will compete weekly on the high banked, third-mile clay oval. The Summer Holiday Classic series will feature the WDLMA style late models on May 29, July 3 and September 4. Seymour Speedway is located 15 minutes west of Green Bay off of state highway 54 at the Outagamie County Fairgrounds. For more information on Seymour Speedway please check our websites seymoursuperspeedway.net or seymoursuperspeedway.com.
March 18th, 2011
(Seymour, WI) – The second annual Seymour Spring Thaw is slated to kick off the 2011 season at Seymour Speedway
Saturday, April 9 at 2 p.m.
Seven classes of cars will square off on the high-banked, third mile clay oval in 200 laps of feature racing. The divisions
include WDLMA style late models, who will battle for a $1,250 to win top prize. IMCA modifieds are also on the card, along
with stock cars, northern sportmods, street stocks, sport fours and grand nationals making a rare appearance at the Speedway.
The pit area opens at 11 a.m. The draw cutoff is 1 p.m. with the first green flag flying at 2 p.m. Raceceivers will be used
but will not be mandatory for the Spring Thaw. Pit passes will be $25.00. NEW DIRT memberships will be available for sale for
$10.00. Drivers may purchase a membership license and a Raceceiver for $90.00.
Season pit passes may be purchased for $352.00 as well as season grandstand passes for $160.00 at the ticket window or pit shack by calling (920) 420 8838.
Grandstand admission for this event is $15.00 for adults, students ages 13-20 $12.00 and 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult.
There will be no raindate for this event and the race itself is subject to weather and track conditions. The first weekly, Sunday night points race will be Sunday, May 1 at 5 p.m. All Sunday races in the month of May will start at 5 p.m., with the normal 6 p.m. start time going into effect beginning in the month of June. “With school still in session, we’d like to get done by 8:30 to 9 p.m. at the very latest in May,” said NEW DIRT club president Dave “Cosmo” Rihm.
This will be the first of four appearances of the WDLMA style late models. The Summer Holiday Classic series will feature the late models on May 29, July 3 and September 4. Seymour Speedway is located 15 minutes west of Green Bay off of state highway 54 at the Outagamie County Fairgrounds. For more information on Seymour Speedway please check our websites
seymoursuperspeedway.net or seymoursuperspeedway.com.
April 9th, 2010
SEYMOUR, Wis – The inaugural Spring Thaw special sees three IMCA divisions on the track for the first time this season at Seymour Speedway.
IMCA Modifieds run for $1,000 to win in their Saturday, April 10 main event at Seymour. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods are also on the 2010 lidlifter.
National, regional and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded. The Modified winner will be added to the 2010 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.
Gates open at 10 a.m. and the grandstand opens at 11 a.m. on race day. Hot laps are at 11:30 a.m. with the first heat to fol low.
Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students ages 13 to 17. Kids 12 and under get in free when
accompanying a paid adult. Pit passes are $25. Fans can hobnob with drivers during the party that follows the race program.
Inspection and test and tune is from noon-7 p.m. on Friday, April 9. Pit passes are $15 and grandstand admission is free.
More information about the Spring Thaw is available by calling 920 420-8838.
August 21st, 2009
Seymour, – Mother Nature threw every threat at the Seymour Speedway throughout the day, but relented as racing started for a beautiful night for a fast paced program Sunday night. 118 cars checked in to battle on a smooth, fast track.
Phil Hiles grabbed the top spot in the Street Stock main for the opening 3 laps before David Hoerning took command. Hoerning survived a couple cautions over laps 4 to 7, but opened a lead after the restart with Aaron Melchert, Jeremy Wiitala, point leader, Todd Everard and Matt Drawenek battled for the runner up spot. After the mid point of the race, the pack started to close on the leader. Everard hooked up on the outside and moved into the runner up spot on lap 13. As Everard pulled up on Hoerning, lapped traffic came into play as the pair ran for the lead. With 3 laps left, the traffic cleared and Everard moved outside to attack the leader. The final effort was cut short by a late caution just after the leaders took the white flag, ending the race with Hoerning picking up his third feature win of the season. Everard inched his point lead to 7 marks by taking second over defending champ Wiitala in third. Melchert and Drawenek were next with Bob Czarapata rounding out the top six.
Troy Jerovetz started the IMCA Sport Mod main sixth and moved quickly to the front on the opening lap. Jerovetz opened a lead with Eric Arneson, Rob Charapata and Jason Guyette moving into line behind the leader. The top four pulled away from the rest of the field, but strung out behind Jerovetz. Over the last half of the race, lapped traffic came into play and allowed Arneson to close the gap on Jerovetz as they picked up the white flag. A 2 car incident on the final lap ended the race with Jerovetz claiming his first feature win of the year here. Arneson was right behind in second. Charapata and Guyette maintained their spots to the finish. Rod Solem held off Johnny Whitman to round out the top six.
Greg Gutt took control of the IMCA Stock Car division main at the start with Rod Snellenberger and John Heinz pulling right behind after lap 2. The trio ran nose to tail in the high groove for several laps until Heinz took his mount to the low side just before the mid point to challenge for the lead. A pair of cautions on lap 13 set up a great battle for the top spot for the final 7 laps. Gutt had Snellenberger glued to his rear bumper in the high groove while Heinz remained to the inside. Heinz could drive deeper into the corner but the high side offered a bit more bite out of the corners. Gutt maintained the lead by inches as the laps ticked away. They ran hard to the finish with Gutt crossing the line for his first feature win of the season with Heinz scored second with Snellenberger third. Kyle Wanner, Mark Schuenemann and Shawn Wagner rounded out the top 6. In post race inspection, Gutt’s car was DQ’d for a wheel base infraction, which gave the win to Heinz for his division leading 4th checker of the season. This also moved Larry Karcz, Jr into the sixth finishing spot.
The Budweiser IMCA Modifieds took the lightening fast track and clicked off 20 non stop laps in less than 8 minutes.
Mike Knapp set the pace for the opening lap before Scott Mullen took charge. His son, Eric, pulled into the runner up spot on the next circuit and nephew, Mike Mullen joined the leaders one lap later. The trio hooked up on the outside in a fast freight train to pull away from the field. Just before the mid point of the race, Mike pulled his car to the inside and was able to make a run at the lead and taking charge on lap 12. Once in the lead, Mike pulled to the outside again, and started to pull away. As Mike was taking over the lead, Benji LaCrosse had broke free of the pack and was closing in on the top three. LaCrosse, also running the inside line, was able to move into the runner up spot with 3 laps left, but ran out of time to make a run at the lead. Mike Mullen took his division leading third feature win of the season with LaCrosse taking over the point lead with his second place finish. Scott and Eric Mullen were right behind to complete the top 4, with Jason Czarapata and Julie Wedelstadt rounding out the top six.
After a false start, the 4 Cylinders also set out on a non stop run for their feature with Mitch Pallock grabbing the lead followed by Justin Vannieuwenniven, Wayne Hansen, Tony Everard and Alex Lepak. Logan Sobieck moved into the lead pack by lap 3 and took over the lead on lap 7. Once in front, Sobieck moved away from the field leaving the battle for the runner up spot.
Vannieuwenniven held second and was joined by point leader, Kevin Birr, Dan Juszczyk and Hansen over the last half of the race and were able to close the gap on the leader. Sobieck took the white flag before the lone caution of the race appeared, ending the race and securing his first feature win of the season. Vannieuwenniven received second as the caution ended Birr’s late race run to finish third. Hansen, Juszczyk and Calvin Stueck round out the top six.
Next Sunday will feature the annual Faster Pastor race following the regular program. Only three weeks now remain in the season, with 2 weeks for IMCA division points and the final leg of the Summer Holiday Classic on Labor Day weekend, September 6th, featuring the WDLMA Late Models. This will also be the final point night for the Street Stock and 4 Cylinders.
August 14th, 2009
Seymour, – The scheduled racing program for Sunday night at the Seymour Speedway was cancelled because of extremely wet grounds, and no drying with the hot, humid weather.
Motorcycle racing will take place during the Vintage Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet at the Fairgrounds next Friday night, August 14 at 7:30. Full racing program will return on Sunday August 16.
July 16th, 2009
Mother nature has turned into a race fan lately, giving N.E.W. DIRT another perfect night for racing Sunday at the Seymour Speedway. A field of 187 cars checked in and ran a fast paced program done in record time at 8:44. Phil Hiles opened the Street Stock main setting the pace for the first lap before Matt Drawenek inched ahead. Drawenek held the position through 2 cautions on laps 3 and 7. After the final restart, Jeremy Wiitala moved into the top spot and opened a slight lead on the field with Hiles moving back into the runner up spot. By the halfway mark, point leader, Todd Everard moved into third. The leaders
spread out a bit over the last half of the race, but with 3 laps left, Hiles made a run at the leader, pulling alongside a couple times, and was even when the white flag appeared. Wiitala fought back and collected his first feature win of the season here. Hiles was second with Everard holding third. Joe Schwister, Aaron Melchert and Drawenek round out the top six.
After a couple cautions before the race started, the IMCA Sport Mods drove a non stop event. Dennis Miesler led the open round with Jamie Schmidt taking control on lap 2 and never looked back, leaving the field behind to race for second. Jeremy Cota, Brandon Long, Rod Solem, Josh Long and Eric Arneson bunched to do battle. Schmidt continued to stretch his lead by the mid point with Solem, Arneson, Jamie Goffard, point leader, Travis Van Straten and Cota behind. After running tight races to finish second the past 2 weeks, Schmidt continued to pull away and collect his first division feature win, making him the first driver in N.E.W. DIRT history to win features in 4 divisions, 4 cylinder, Street Stock, Modified and now Sport Mod. The race for second was won by Solem with Van Straten taking third, Arneson fourth and Goffard fifth. Eugene Gregorich finished sixth after blowing an engine in his heat and starting the main last in the 21 car field.
The IMCA Stock Cars set a field of 21 cars and clicked of 20 straight laps. Brian Ambrosius took off from the pole and checked out early on the field. Jason Bork, Paul White, Andy Kornowski, Jerry Leary, Darren Otto and John Heinz were next in line. Otto was the big mover, taking the runner up spot on lap 7 and started to work closing the huge lead of Ambrosius. The front half of the field strung out a bit over the final half of the race, but the rest of the field was bunched tight. Ambrosius continued to set the pace and hold a lead while Otto worked to close in. White was next with point leader, Shawn Wagner moving into fourth. Jeremy Christians, started near the back after winning his consy to make the main, hooked up on the outside and moved into fifth running with Kyle Frederick and Rod Snellenberger.
Otto continued to close the gap on the leader, but would run out of laps leaving Ambrosius to collect his first ever N.E.W. DIRT, Seymour Speedway feature win. Otto, Christians, Wagner, White and Frederick round out the top six. Dean Maurer set the pace in the Budweiser IMCA Modified main until the first and only caution flew on lap 5. Jason Czarapata, Brian Mullen and Jerry Wilinski were able to get by on the restart, with Czarapata and Mullen pulling away in their own race for the top spot. Czarapata hugged the inside line and Mullen was force to finally move outside just before the mid point and slipped by into the top spot on lap 12. Wilinski had Benji LaCrosse join him and battle for third with the rest of the field bunched behind. Mullen was able to hold off Czarapata for the distance to claim his second feature win and extend his point lead a bit. Czarapata, Wilinski and LaCrosse made the top four with Maurer holding fifth and Mike Mullen rounding out the top six.
After an opening lap caution, the 4 Cylinders wrapped up the fast paced night with a flag to flag contest. Ralph Liegeois, Jr, Matt Jahnke, Josh Vogel, Tony Everard and Kevin Glatz were running behind. When Liegeois bobbled a bit on lap 5, Vogel made the move to the lead and over the rest of the race, held off Liegeois to collect his first career Seymour feature win. Calvin Stueck, Logan Sobieck, Glatz and point leader, Kevin Birr round out the top six. Racing continues this week, July 19, before a week off for the County Fair
June 10th, 2009
Seymour- Water, water, everywhere…
That was all that could be said for the conditions at the Seymour Speedway on Sunday morning, which forced N.E.W. DIRT to cancel the Bumper to Bumper of Seymour sponsored racing program for Sunday night.
Next weeks Flag Day celebration will be sponsored by Baylake Bank and the American Legion Aux unit 106 will present the colors for the opening ceremonies.
Club Speed will be presenting American flags to all members, and the first bike give away from Tri County Heating will take place.
All this to go along with a full 5 division racing program on the 1/3 mile banked oval. Gates open at 4:30 with racing at 6 PM SHARP every Sunday.
June 5th, 2009
Seymour, – Despite threatening weather and a couple rain delays, N.E.W. DIRT was able to run and complete a full program Sunday night at the Seymour Speedway. A hearty group of fans withstood the cold, wind and rain to watch 116 cars do battle on the 1/3 mile clay oval.
The Street Stocks took the track first for the feature portion of the program. Black clouds were thickening all night and 2 laps into the race, a brief shower forced the caution with Justin Jacobsen in the lead followed by David Hoerning, Matt Drawenek, Phil Hiles, Joe Schwister and Todd Everard.
Jacobsen led until lap 9 when Hoerning was able to take command before the final caution appeared. On the restart, Hoerning was able to hold the top spot with Hiles and Everard running right behind. A three wide pass one lap later saw Hverard take over the lead with Hiles following into the runner up spot. Everard secured his 4th straight feature win with Hiles, Hoerning, Jeremy Wiitala, Joe Schwister and Dereck Lecker rounding out the top six. The win moves Everard into an elite group, Harley Simon-2007, Lance Arneson-2003 and T.J. White-1995 as the only drivers to win 4 straight features in the Street Stock division. The record is 5 set by Brian Drexler way back in 1989.
The IMCA Sport Mods were next with Brandon Long leading the opening lap. Jason Guyette grabbed the top spot on the next lap and started to pull away as the rest of the field strung out behind. Chad Guyette moved into the second spot on lap 3 battling with Johnny Whitman and Tim Jorgenson. Jason Guyette looked like the race his to lose as he maintained a several car length lead over his brother Chad.
Suddenly, on lap 16, Jason looped his car in turn 3 and 4, bringing out the lone caution of the race and turned the lead over to Chad. CHAD WAS ABLE TO HOLD OFF Jorgenson and Whitman in the 4 lap dash to the finish to collect his second feature win of the season. Whitman, Eric Arneson, Jorgenson, Travis Van Straten and Rod Solem rounded out the top six.
The first couple laps of the IMCA Stock Car feature were anxious at the front while the front cars tried to sort out positions. Mike Pierrard finally emerged as the early leader with Barry Van Straten, John Heinz, Jamie Becks and Rod Snellenberger behind. Heinz made the battle for the lead a short one as he took the top spot on lap 4 and stated to open a slight lead while the point cars worked their way to the front. Heinz was running the low groove and when the halfway signal was given, Shawn Wagner moved alongside to run for the lead. Brian Bruechert moved into third one lap later and for the rest of the race the trio staged a thrilling battle for the lead.
They ran three wide most of the time with Heinz able to hold off the charges. Wagner was scored as the leader a couple times and was able to run with Heinz using the outer groove. Bruechert continually tried to sneak between the lead pair. Wagner was ahead as the white appeared but Heinz would not be denied as he fought off the challenges and collected his third feature win of the season here. Wagner and Bruechert flashed by the finish line under a blanket with Pierrard holding off Jeremy Christians and Kyle Frederick rounded out the top six. The win also clinched a three win weekend for Heinz, the first time he has done the sweep.
The Budweiser IMVCA Modifieds were next and after 2 laps were in the books, another brief shower brought out the caution with Jason Czarapata leading the way with Zack Drews, Brandon Czarapata, Chad Bartel and Scott Mullen behind. It took a couple attempts to get the race restarted after the rain. Jason Czarapata continued to lead and was able to open a lead over his cousin Brandon Czarapata. Jerry Wilinski, Mike Mullen, Scott Mullen and Mike Wedelstadt battled for the third spot. Wedelstadt moved to the outside and moved to the front, taking the runner up spot away from Brandon Czarapata with 2 laps left.
Jason Czarapata had a big enough lead to drive off with his first feature win of the season. Wedelstadt took second over Brandon Czarapata. Point leader, Benji LaCrosse, battled I to the fourth place finish with Mike Mullen and Jerry Wilinski rounding out the top six.
The win was the second career division feature win, his first coming st Seymour as well, on July 22, 2007.
The 4 Cylinder division was out next and completed a non stop feature run. Calvin Stueck would lead the way for the first 4 laps before Dean DeKeyser took over the top spot. Stueck followed the leader for most of the race with Logan Sobieck, Jody Cornelius and point leader, Kevin Birr making their way through traffic to the front. DeKeyser ran alone at the front for awhile as the field sorted out behind and close on the leader over the final 5 laps. DeKeyser held off the challenges and picked up his second feature win of the year. Sobieck, Cornelius, Stueck, Birr and Tony Everard made up the top six.
May 29th, 2009
A big holiday weekend offered the perfect stage for a big night of racing action Sunday night at the Seymour Speedway.The first leg of the Summer Holiday Classic produced a quality field of 167 cars in six divisions, including 29 visiting WDLMA Late Models, and the largest crowd of the season.
A field of 20 late models took the track and following an initial mix up on the first start, clicked off an exciting flag to flag contest. The starting field boasted 9 drivers that share 230 feature wins and 6 former track champions that share 17 track titles.
Eric Pember grabbed the lead at the start with A.J Diemel, Bob Cullen, Pete Parker, Terry Anvelink and Tom Naeyaert. Diemel worked into the lead on lap 3 and started to distance himself from the field. Parker and Anvelink battled like days of old while trying to get by Pember. By lap 13, Anvelink had secured the runner up spot and started to reel in Diemel. Lapped cars entered the picture by lap 17 and Diemel had to contend with the traffic and seeing the 32 getting closer behind. Over the final 10 laps, Diemel picked up the pace and held his margin to the finish to collect his first feature win of the year here. Anvelink collected second with Parker third, Pember taking fourth, Naeyaert fifth and Cullen sixth.
The Budweiser IMCA Modifieds saw Mike Mullen jump from the outside pole to take the lead at the start followed by Marcus Yarie, Brandon Czarapata, Jared Siefert, Benji LaCrosse and Dan Ratajczak. Czarapata moved behind Mullen on lap 4 and the pair started to open a lead on the bunched field behind. By the mid way point, Mullen and Czarapata were still ahead of the pack with LaCrosse and Brian Mullen now running third and fourth. The leaders were hugging the inside line and Czarapata was relentless trying to shake the leader out of the line over the last half of the race. Mullen held off the challenges and collected his second feature win of the season with Czarapata competing the non stop race in second. LaCrosse and Brian Mullen were next with Mike Wedelstadt taking fifth and Siefert sixth.
Larry Karcz, Jr moved from the second row into the lead on the opening lap of what was to be the third non stop feature of the night. Rod Snellenberger, started 10th and quickly moved to the front, taking the runner up spot on lap 5 and moved right behind the leader. After a couple laps challenging the leader, the defending track champ took over the lead and started to open a lead on the field. Bob Schampers was holding third with Darren Otto, Kyle Frederick and John Heinz making their way to the front.
Snellenberger navigated lapped traffic and maintained his lead to the finish to collect his first feature win of the season here. The win also capped off a three win weekend . Karcz ran alone chasing Hot Rod to the finish with Otto, making his first run of the season, taking third. Shawn Wagner passed Schampers with a couple laps left to finish fourth and Heinz rounded out the top six.
The IMCA Sport Mods put 24 cars on the track for their main event with Troy Jerovetz drawing the pole and leading the opening lap before Eric Arneson took over on lap 2. Arneson held the top spot despite pressure from Jerovetz and Travis Van Straten early and 3 cautions in the first half of the race. After the final restart, Arneson was able to open alight lead as Van Straten, Jerovetz, Tim Jorgenson, Tracy Wassenberg and Jamie Schmidt battled for the runner up spot. Arneson took advantage of that battle to maintain his lead a drive off with his second straight feature win. Van Straten won the battle and took second with Schmidt ending a strong run in third. Jerovetz, Chad Guyette an Jorgenson round out the top six.
The Street Stocks started 23 cars on the grid with Derek Lecker taking the lead followed by Brian Widi, Justin Jacobsen, Joe Schwister and Matt Drawenek. Jacobsen hooked up on the outside and moved into the top spot on lap 4, with Todd Everard advancing to the runner up spot one lap later. Everard stayed low and moved into the top spot on lap 7 with David Hoerning, Jeremy Wiitala and Jerry Winkler moving up into the front pack. Despite several cautions, Everard was able to hold off all challenges over the final half of the race and when time ran out to force a shortened contest, picked up his third straight feature win. Hoerning and Wiitala were right behind with Schwister taking fourth. Jacobsen and Drawenek rounded out the top six.
4 Cylinder point leader, Kevin Birr, drew the pole for the finale and took charge right away with Logan Sobieck, Ralph Liegeois, Jr, Sam Ambrosius, Tony Everard and Wayne Hansen behind. The field stayed tight through most of the race with a lap 12 caution bunching the field for a 3 lap dash to the finish. Birr held off the field to win his third feature of the season with Sobieck tight behind. Jeff Behm takes third with Everard in fourth. Kevin Glatz and Tim Sheppard round out the top six.
Weekly Sunday night racing continues throughout the summer with the second lag of the Summer Holiday Classic set for Sunday July 5 and the final leg on September 6.
May 15th, 2009
Seymour, -What started out as a questionable day for racing, Mothers Day turned into a great night of racing at the Seymour Speedway. The IMCA Sport Mods took the track for their feature event with 21 cars on the grid. Chad Guyette took the green and the lead followed by Jamie Goffard, Johnny Whitman, Travis Van Straten and Brad Lautenbach. The front 2 cars started to pull away from the field as the pack stayed tight behind. A caution on lap 13 erased the big lead and put Rod Solem in third followed by Adam White, Van Straten, Tim Jorgenson and Troy Jerovetz.
Over the final 7 laps, Guyette was able to hold a slight lead as last weeks winner, Jorgenson moved into the runner up spot. Jorgenson ran out of laps, and followed Guyette across the finish line. The win was the first of the season for Guyette. Solem took third with Goffard, White and Jerovetz round out the top six. Street Stocks were up next with Derek Lecker taking the lead followed by Jesse LaCrosse, Justin Jacobsen, Aaron Melchert, Todd Everard and Joe Schwister. Four laps in, Lecker was still in control when the first caution appeared. Everard took the lead after the restart and started to pull away from the field.. Four more cautions slowed the pace and each time bunched the field on Everard. Melchert, Phil Hiles, Jeremy Wiitala, Jacobsen and David Hoerning were in line at the mid point of the race and battled with each other for the rest of the race. Everard collected his first feature win of the year pulling away in the time limit shortened race. Melchert took second followed by Hoerning and Wiitala. Hiles was fifth and Geno Sternard took sixth.
The Budweiser IMCA Modifieds took the green with Kyle Kudick taking charge with Zach Drews, Marcus Yarie, Chad Wilcox and Mike Mullen behind. Action at the front was tight and cautions on laps 8 and 10 bunched the pack. The battle continued
throughout the field with cars running four wide several times while trying to work to the front. Mullen took the lead after the final restart and was able to open a lead. Wilcox, Drews, Yarie, Sean Jerovetz, Brandon Czarapata and Benji LaCrosse
were grouped behind. Mullen was able to hold off all challenges and collected his first feature win of the young season. Wilcox took the runner up spot with LaCrosse taking third. Eric Scribner fought his way into fourth with Czarapata and Mike Wedelstadt rounding out the top six.
Rod Snellenberger quickly took charge in the IMCA Stock Car main but on a lap 2 caution, a tack official sent him to pit lane for a flat tire and second place Harley Simon also went down pit lane, turning the lead over to Dave Budzban with Bob Schampers, Kyle Wanner, Chris Lange, Larry Karcz, Jr and Kyle Frederick behind. The next 13 laps were green and there was plenty of action to keep track of as the middle of the field ran four and five wide battling to the front. By lap 7, John Heinz moved from the middle of the field into third and by lap 10, was in the top spot with Karcz, Wanner and Budzban behind. A late race caution on lap 15 bunched the field a final time but Heinz took off and earned his second straight feature win. Karcz took second with Chaz Van Ooyen, Jr coming from deep in the field, to take third . Wanner sat fourth with Brian Bruechert and Jeremy Christians rounding out the top six. Matt Frisch took charge of the 4 Cylinder main with Logan Sobieck, Dan Juszczyk, Kevin Glatz and Dean DeKeyser behind. After a lap 4 caution, Sobieck led for a lap before Frisch again took the top spot. Last weeks feature winner, Kevin Birr moved into the top five and continued to move to the front. By lap 9, Birr was in the lead with Frisch, Sobieck , Juszczyk, Brian Johnson and Tony Everard behind. Birr collected his second straight feature win with Frisch taking second. Sobieck, Juszczyk, Everard and Mitch Pallock round out the top six.
May 8th, 2009
Seymour, – On a perfect early May day, N.E.W. DIRT opened their 26th season Sunday night at the Seymour Speedway. 128 cars checked in top battle on a smooth, fast track.
The Street Stock opened the feature portion of the program with David Hoerning taking the top spot with John Sternard taking chase. The pair pulled away from the rest of the field and after 7 laps, Hoerning was putting distance between Sternard. Hoerning seemed like he was on a Sunday drive while the rest of the field battled behind. Hoerning collected his first feature win of the season with defending champion, Jeremy Wiitala, taking the runner up spot after a tight battle with Matt Drawenek and Sternard. Todd Everard and Joe Schwister round out the top six. Heat race winner, Jason Guyette, drew the pole and set out in the lead of the IMCA Sport Mod main. Defending champion, Tim Jorgenson, pulled into the runner up spot on lap 3 and 2 laps later was in front. Several cautions kept the field bunched on the leader but Jorgenson was able to hold off all challenges and drove off with his first feature win of the season. Eric Arneson moved into the runner up spot with 2 laps remaining but did not have enough laps to make a run at the leader.. Brad Lautenbach took a close third over Travis Van Straten. Rod Solem and Josh Long rounded out the top six.
John Heinz sat on the pole for the IMCA Stock Car main and took the lead at the start followed by Rick Dix, Chaz Van Ooyen, Kyle Frederick, Rod Snellenberger and Kyle Wanner. On the third lap, Dix lost control in turn 3 which collected Van Ooyen, and defending champion, Snellenberger. Snellenberger was not able to continue and Heinz held the top spot on the restart. Heinz was able to open a lead for the rest of the non stop race while Frederick, Larry Karcz, Jr, Mike Pierrard and Shawn Wagner went at it for second. Jeremy Christians joined the battle for second over the last half of the race. Heinz drove off with his first feature win of the season with Frederick taking the hard fought runner up spot. Karcz, Christians, Wagner and Wanner round out the top six. Opening nights are always luck of the draw for lineups and the Budweiser IMCA Modified division was not immune as defending champion, Benji LaCrosse drew the top spot and after the first couple laps, was able to pull away from the pack. Jason Czarapata Mike Mullen, Jerry Wilinski, Julie Wedelstadt and Brian Mullen were bunched behind for the first half of the race. A pair of cautions at the mid point of the race bunched the field on LaCrosse. For the final run to the finish, LaCrosse was able to stay out front and collect his first feature win of the season with the battle behind also staying close to the finish. Brian Mullen was able to secure second with Jared Siefert, making a run from 17th starting spot to take third. Mike Wedelstadt, Julie Wedelstadt and Brandon Czarapata rounded out the top six.
The 4 Cylinders closed the night with Josh Novak taking the lead followed by Mitch Pallock, Tony Everard, Matt Frisch, defending champion, Kevin Birr and Tyler Debouche.
The field stayed bunched through out the race with the lead swapping several times between Novak, Everard and Birr. Over the final 5 laps, Birr was able to grab the lead and open a slight lead to collect his first feature win of the year. Everard took the runner up spot with Novak, Jason Cornelius, Pallock and Dean Dekeyser rounding out the top six. In post race inspections, Novak was DQ’d which moved Ralph Liegeois into the top six.
Weekly Sunday night racing will continue throughout the summer at the 1/3 mile banked clay oval at the Seymour Speedway. The season will be highlighted by the Summer Holiday Classic, a three race series on Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day, which carries over $63,000 in purse plus contingencies. The series will feature all 5 regular season divisions plus the WDLMA Late Models.
September 23rd, 2008
Seymour, September 20-The 2008 season came to a close with a special event Saturday night at the Seymour Speedway. A cool, breezy night greeted a hearty group of fans that watched 154 cars compete on a smooth, fast track.
The Sport Mods took the track first with Troy Jerovetz easing into the lead with Kyle Frederick, Alan Gast, Chad Guyette, Jeremy Cota and Mike Czarapata lining up behind. Jerovetz took off tucked tight to the inside of the track and Frederick chose the outside line. The pair started to pull away from the pack while running side by side. The lone caution during the race appeared on lap 8 and bunched the field.
Jerovetz got a clean break on the restart with Frederick again taking the high line. Again the pair pulled away and after a few laps, Frederick was again alongside the leader. Tracy Wassenberg led the charge behind followed by Cota, Matt Oreskovich, Gast and Clint Forstner.
The leaders continued to pull away to the finish with Jerovetz collecting his second feature win of the season over Frederick. Wassenberg held on to take third over Cota, with Forstner and Oreskovich rounded out the top six.
Jeremy Wiitala drew the pole and quickly pulled into the lead at the start of the Street Stock season finale. Aaron Melchert, Dereck Lecker, Bill Kelsey, Paul White and Samantha Olson bunched right behind. Wiitala and Melchert ran side by side in the front while White moved into third. Kelsey stayed right with the leaders. Wiitala was running the outside line and Melchert was able to get inside and inch into the top spot on lap 8. White started to use the inside line as the three really mixed it up for the lead. White finally worked into the lead on lap 12, but Wiitala was still strong on the outside, and was scored as the leader on the next lap before the lone caution of the race appeared on lap 14. White was the leader for the restart with Wiitala, Melchert, Kelsey, Lecker, Olson and Harley Simon tucked behind. On the restart, Wiitala did not get up to speed right away which allowed White a break to open a slight lead. Wiitala dropped back through traffic over the final laps due to a broken carb spring.
White, the 2008 division champion, crossed the line for his third feature win of the season. Kelsey was right behind in the runner up spot with Melchert taking third. Lecker was forth while Joe Schwister came through traffic to take fifth and Jon Schultz, making his first run here rounded out the top six.
The Stock Car division boasted a 40 car field with 24 taking the green for the main event. After a slow start with 3 cautions over the first 4 laps, the field settled down and stayed green to the finish. Chaz Van Ooyen was in the front with Kyle Frederick, Chris Gross, Barry Van Straten, John Mahlberg, Todd True and Dan Michonski behind. Van Ooyen was running inside and Frederick hugged the wall for most of the rest of the race with each swapping the lead several times. Frederick finally found the middle of the track out of turn 2 to his liking and was able to make a few strong runs at the leader late in the race and with 2 laps left, took the lead for good and walked off with his third feature win of the season. Van Ooyen was right behind in the runner up spot. The leaders were well ahead of third place Rod Snellenberger who came from the back of the field through tight traffic after an early race incident. True ran his best race of the season to take fourth. Larry Karcz, Jr settled for a hard fought fifth and Michonski rounded out the top six.
The Mods were up next with Jamie Schmidt taking the lead for the opening lap before Mike Mullen took over on the outside on lap 2. Mullen was running the outside line and like the earlier features, the challenger, 2008 track champion, Benji LaCrosse, came to the front running the inside line, setting up another tight side by side battle for the lead. Mullen was able to hold onto the lead until lap 9, when LaCrosse finally inched into the top spot. For the rest of the non-stop event, LaCrosse held the lead with Mullen staying in striking distance on the outside. They were able to pull away from the hard fought battle for third. Chad Wilcox, Tim Van De Hei, Eric Mullen, Jerry Wilinski and David Werbelow swapped positions until the finish. LaCrosse picked up his third feature win of the season over Mullen. Wilcox took third over Van De Hei with Eric Mullen holding off Wilinski for fifth.
Mike Prey grabbed the early lead in the 4 Cylinder main with Andy Kleczka, Adam Court, Josh Novak, Jeff Behm, Trevor Clark and Ralph Liegeois, Jr behind. Prey and Kleczka led the way with Kleczka finally taking the top spot on lap 7. By that time Liegeois was into third place and by lap 9, had worked into the lead. Once in front, Liegeois was able to open a slight lead and ran at the front to the finish of the non-stop race for his second feature win of the season. Kleczka, Behm, Logon Sobieck, Novak, Prey and 2008 champion, Kevin Birr were just behind the leader in a great race to the finish. Liegeois was followed at the finish by Behm, Sobieck, Kleczka, Birr and Prey making the top six.
The FASTRAK Late Models closed the night with a 40 lap Regional Qualifier feature which went flag to flag with pole sitter, Craig Bartz leading every lap. 2008 track champion, Tom Naeyaert, moved into second on lap 5 and closed in on the leader and made a bid for the lead on lap 10, pulling even in turn three and four. Bartz took the challenge to heart and picked up the pace. He would pull away fro the rest of the race and win his second straight feature for the season here. Naeyaert took second with Scott Lewis taking third. Justin Hirt, David Fieber and Jeff Curtin made up the top six.
The race was the final one for the 2008 season at the Seymour Speedway. N.E.W. DIRT would like to thank all the drivers, fans and sponsors for the fantastic support throughout the season.
The final event for this year will be the 25th annual banquet and dance on Saturday November 1st at Doxbee’s in Seymour.
The date for the 2009 season opening car show and practice will be set soon with the season kicking off in May.
September 18th, 2008
Seymour, September 15- N.E.W. DIRT officials released the format for the Saturday,
September 20 program at the Seymour Speedway.
The program will feature all six divisions that competed during the regular weekly
Sunday night season. The night will be highlighted by the FASTRAK Late Models as
they compete in a Regional Special that carries both regional and national points.
The Late Models will qualify for their portion of the program starting at 5PM, with
racing to follow.
The IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, Street Stocks, 4 Cylinders and IMCA Sport Mods
are also on the schedule.
All of these divisions will draw/redraw for the night. All divisions will run
under their regular season rules. There will be no IMCA sanctioning. There will be
NO claim in any division.
Pit gates open at 2:30, with draw cut off at 4:30. There will be a mandatory
FASTRAK drivers meeting at 4:30 prior to the general drivers meeting at 4:45.
Late Model qualifying at 5 Pm with racing to follow. The grandstand will open at 4
All regular season admission prices will remain in effect. Wrist bands or pit
passes from the September 7 rainout will be honored on the 20th.
Ever want to race a late model? You will have your chance on Saturday as the Turn
1 Motorsports Late Model simulator will be at the Seymour Speedway in the afternoon
prior to racing. You will be able to strap in, hold on and feel the rumble and hear
the sounds of driving a real Late Model on a dirt track with computer technology.
The first 100 Club Speed members with their card or wearing their Club Speed t-shirt
will get to drive the simulator FREE compliments of Tri-County Heating.
This will be a great way to close out the 2008 season at the Seymour Speedway.
September 17th, 2008
Seymour, WI, September 14- Two days of rain forced N.E.W. DIRT to cancel their scheduled racing program at the Seymour Speedway Sunday night. It was the second straight week rains washed out the weekly racing program, and leaves one week left on the 2008 schedule.
Next Saturday night, September 20th, the club will host a big program, which will feature all six divisions that competed during the season. The program will be highlighted by the FASTRAK Late Model regional qualifier. The program will start earlier with Late Model qualifying at 5 PM with racing to follow. All divisions will run full programs with heats and features.
September 3rd, 2008
The Sprinters took the track for their feature with Australian National Champion, Brooke Tatnell, grabbing the lead at the start with Todd King, Steve Meyer, Billy Balog and Donny Goeden singled out behind. Several cautions appeared during the contest which kept the field bunched behind the leader.
Tatnell maintained the top spot throughout the race with plenty of racing behind. Goeden worked into the runner up spot on lap 19, but could not make a run at Tatnell, who picked up his third IRA feature win of the season. Goeden, also the nights fast qualifier with 13.023, took second. King was third followed by Brian Kristan, Balog and Meyer.
The Late Models were up next with Justin Hirt grabbing the lead followed by Paul Parker, Tom Naeyaert, Craig Bartz, Scott Lewis and M.J. McBride. Parker took the point on lap 2 with Hirt re-taking the lead on lap 6. Naeyaert pulled into the runner up spot and worked into the lead on lap 9. Three cautions in the middle of the contest kept the field bunched. Hirt drove to the inside of Naeyaert for the lead in turn 1 on lap 16 when he slipped up to the wall, with Parker, Bartz and Lewis also able to sneak by. After the final restart on lap 18, Hirt was setting the pace with Bartz working the inside line and Parker right behind the pair. Hirt was able to hold off the
challenge until lap 28 when Bartz finally made the pass stick and drove off to win his first feature of the season here. Hirt, Parker, Naeyaert, Bret Swedberg and Lewis rounded out the top six.
Following the race, the FASTRAK director froze the entire finish, pending a dyno check of the top 5 engines, which were pulled at the track. The official finish and the final point standings will be posted when cleared by FASTRAK.
The Street Stocks were next and after a lap 2 caution, settled in for a tight race. Ian Lassanske led the first 2 circuits with Bill Kelsey taking over the top spot after the restart. David Hoerning and Harley Simon were working to the front with Hoerning leading lap 5 before Simon settled into the top spot one lap later. Aaron Melchert and Jeremy Wiitala pulled right behind the leaders as they pulled ahead of the field. Simon was running the top spot with Hoerning hounding the leader, running inside and outside, pulling alongside several times, but Simon would fight off every challenge. Melchert and Wiitala were still battling for third right behind the lead pair. With 3 laps left, Simon was still in control. Out of turn 4 to completed lap 18, the right front suspension on Simons car broke, with the front end of his car
digging into the track at the line. He tried to get out of the way, but Hoerning was right behind and had no where to go and got underneath the back of Simons disabled mount, sending both hard into the wall entering turn 1 as the rest of the field flashed by. No one was injured, but both car sustained heavy damage and not only the race, but the final 4 Cylinder race were done, with too much damage to the wall to continue. Hoerning was credited with the win with Melchert, Wiitala, Paul White, Justin Stuck and Todd Everard making the top six.
This next week will also be a point night for the Street Stock and 4 Cylinders. With the IMCA divisions returning from Boone, they will compete but no points will be up for grabs. All divisions will run their final point nights on September 14th.
August 28th, 2008
After a couple early cautions at the start of the Street Stock main, the field settled down with Samantha Olson leading the way followed by 2 former champions, Harley Simon and Jeremy Wiitala, Dereck Lecker, Greg Steffens, Joe Schwister and Todd Everard. After a couple hard fought laps by the lead trio, Wiitala finally took charge on lap 7 with Simon reaching the runner up spot a couple laps later. The pair pulled away for awhile before Everard moved into third on lap 6 and closed in on the leaders. Wiitala was able to hold off all of the charges from Simon and the defending champion picked up his first feature win of the season here.
Everard was able to sneak by Simon with 2 laps left to take second. Current point leader, Paul White finished 4th with Phil Hiles and Olson rounding out the top six. Reagan May set the pace for the first 3 laps of the IMCA Sport Mod feature with Brad Lautenbauch taking over the top spot after a lap 4 caution. Point leader, Tim Jorgenson, moved into the top spot by lap 5 and opened a lead on the field only to have a couple cautions bunch the field during the second half of the contest. Adam White moved up to battle with Lautenbauch for several laps before taking over to give chase on the leader on lap 13. Jorgenson used the outside line to perfection and despite pressure from White, picked up his third feature win of the season with White taking the close second. Tracey Wassenberg, Lautenbauch, Rod Solem and Marcus Yarie round out the top six.
The IMCA Stock Cars hit the track and never looked back, clicking off 20 non-stop feature laps. Bob Schampers grabbled the initial lead and opened a gap as the field sorted out behind. Shawn Wagner was leading the charge from the middle of the field and moved into second on lap 6. Kyle Frederick and point leader, Rod Snellenberger, marched to the front with Frederick moving into the top spot on lap 9 and Snellenberger into the runner up spot one lap later. Frederick was running smooth on the high side with Snellenberger also running the dame line. Frederick was able to maintain a couple length lead until a lapped car interrupted his rhythm on lap 16 and allowed Snellenberger to close right behind the leader. Over the final couple laps, Frederick stayed high and Snellenberger tried to make the inside line work, but ran out of laps as Frederick collected his second feature of the season and broke Snellenbergers run of 4 straight wins. Wagner took third with Schampers holding off Kyle Wanner to place 4th. Travis Van Straten rounded out the top six.
After several cautions in the first 4 laps, the 4 Cylinders settled down and an to the finish. Logan Sobieck led through lap 4 when Jason Cornelius took charge after the final restart. Cornelius settled into an even pace and opened a lead while the battle for second held the attention. Point leader, Kevin Birr, Dean DeKeyser, Brandon Long, Phil Martzahl and Tony Everard were bunched behind for most of the rest of the contest.
Cornelius rolled to his first ever Seymour feature win with Birr holding off all challengers to take the runner up finish. Long, DeKeyser, Sobieck and Martzahl round out the top six.
The Budweiser IMCA Mods took the track with Kyle Lentz grabbing the lead spot
followed by Jason Czarapata, Chad Bartel, Chad Wilcox, Jerry Wilinski, and Mike
Mullen. A caution on lap 5 was followed by a red flag on the restart as 7 cars in the back half of the field piled up entering turn one. No one was injured but 4 were out of the race including Mike Wedelstadt, Scott and Eric Mullen and Kyle Kudick. Lentz continued to set the pace after the restart with Brian Mullen moving into the runner up spot. Mullen moved into the lead on lap 10, and once in front was able to pull away to collect his third feature of the season which was also his 50th career feature at Seymour. Benji LaCrosse made his way into the runner up spot on lap 18, but ran out of laps to chase down the winner. Wilcox, Lentz, Mike Mullen and Czarapata round out the top six. The Faster Pastor race ended the night with Pastor Bill Schroeder from Christ the King church winning for the second straight year.
Next Sunday, August 31, Labor Day, will see the return of the Bumper to Bumper
IRA Sprint Cars to the Seymour Speedway.
The FASTRAK Late Models, Street Stocks and 4 Cylinders will also be part of the big program. Pits open at 3:30, Grandstand at 4:30. IRA Sprint qualifying at 6 PM with racing to immediately follow.
August 22nd, 2008
The IMCA Stock Cars took the track first with a 24 car field taking the green. A couple early lap cautions kept the field packed and for the first 8 laps, it was a bit hairy watching over half the field run three and four wide and bumper to bumper. Bob Schampers, Kurt Olson, Greg Gutt and Chaz Van Ooyen were all scored as leaders before current point leader, Rod Snellenberger, broke out of the pack and took the lead on lap 9. Snellenberger started to open a slight lead as Van Ooyen, John Heinz, Darren Otto and Shawn Wagner made chase. Over the final 5 laps, Snellenberger pulled away and won his 8th feature of the season with Van Ooyen, Heinz, Otto, Wagner and Schampers rounding out the top six. The win also gave Hot Rod his 50th career feature win here at Seymour. The 8 wins this season also breaks his own record of 7 in 1999 and ties him with Charlie Kroll with 8 set in 1995.
The Street Stocks were up next with 24 cars on the grid. The first couple laps were similar to the Stock Car main with a large group of cars at the front a couple cautions. Dereck Lecker led the first 3 laps before Justin Jacobson took over on lap 4. Jacobson tried to hook up on the outside like he did to win his first career feature last week, but did not find the same conditions and had to be a bit more careful with the rest of the field still right behind. Bill Kelsey, Todd Everard, Jeremy Wiitala, Samantha Olson and point leader, Paul White, were still tightly bunched. On lap 7, exiting turn 4, Everard had his car break lose in front of the pack and caused a scramble by the rest of the field. Everard was able to gather the car up after several hits that helped straighten him out, and continued on. Several cars
behind did pile up behind, causing the caution to fly and Everard getting sent to the back. Jacobson continued to set the pace with Kelsey and Wiitala running side by side for the second spot. On lap 11, Kelsey looped his car in turn three and cased the final caution and a time limit race. Jacobson continued to use the outside line after the restart and held off Wiitala to
win his second feature in a row. Phil Hiles made a last lap lunge and took third from White. Joe Schwister and Harley Simon made up the top six.
The FASTRAK Late Models were in town with Joe Reuter grabbing the top spot after an opening lap caution and set the pace until the lone caution of the contest on lap 26. Justin Hirt took up the chase until a broken spindle gave him the black flag. Paul Parker had already moved into the runner up spot and was closing on the leader. Parker would close right behind the leader several times but would lose a bit and have to work back, never making a serious challenge. Point leader, Tom Naeyaert, was working through the field and moved into third just before the l26 caution bunched the field for a 4 lap dash to the finish. Reuter took the green and held off Parker to win his second straight feature. Craig Bartz made a charge on the restart and settled into third over the final laps. Bret Swedberg finished fourth with David Fieber and Scott Lewis rounding out the top six.
Chad Wilcox took charge of the Budweiser IMCA Modified main and led through a couple early race cautions and the final restart on lap 5.
Mike Mullen worked to the inside of Wilcox and into the lead on lap 7 while point leader, Benji LaCrosse, led the charge from deep in the field with Mike Wedelstadt, Julie McDermid, Brian Mullen and Danny Deau in the mix behind. A three wide pass out of turn 2 with Wilcox in the middle, LaCrosse inside and Wedelstadt outside put Wedelstadt into second entering turn 3 as he swept by Mullen to be the leader at the line. Once in front, Wedelstadt hooked up on the outside and ran off to collect his division leading third feature win of the season. LaCrosse battle with Mullen to the finish taking the runner up spot at the line. Wilcox held on for the fourth place finish over McDermid and Brian Mullen.
The 4 Cylinders were the spotlight division with all entries introduced before their 25 lap finale. Logan Sobieck grabbed the lead after a couple opening lap cautions and had Jessi Ness, Calvin Stueck, Justin Vannieuwenniven, Wayne Hansen and Kevin Birr behind. Sobieck and Ness pulled away from the pack until a lap 9 caution bunched the field. Brandon Long was able to join the lead battle and took over second on lap 12. Ness reclaimed the spot on lap 16. The battle for the lead stayed tight to the finish with Sobieck winning his first career feature. Long took second after Ness had a brush with the front wall three laps from the end. Ralph Liegeois, Jr took second with Tony Everard in fourth. Birr and Hansen rounded out the top six.
Next week will be sponsored by Tri County Heating with the IMCA Sport Mods on the card and the Faster Pastor Race to benefit Good Shepherd Support Services.
The IRA Sprints will invade the track on Labor Day weekend, August 31 with the
FASTRAK Late Models, Street Stocks and 4 Cylinders. There is a Monday, September 1st rain date for this show. There are 3 races on the Schedule in September.
August 14th, 2008
The Street Stock division was in the spotlight as all drivers were introduced before their 25 lap feature event. Justin Jacobson grabbed the lead at the start from the front row and immediately hooked up on the high side of the 1/3 mile banked oval and opened a close to 1/4 lap lead before a mid race caution slowed the pace and bunched the field behind him. Dereck Lecker was in the runner up spot but spun in turn 2to bring out the caution. Phil Hiles, point leader Paul White, David Hoerning, Aaron Melchert, Joe Schwister and Harley Simon were in line for the restart. A final caution on lap 15 set up a quick 10 lap run to the finish. White and Melchert tried to get a run on the leader when the green appeared, but hadto worry about running for second as Hoerning and Hiles joined in a four car battle, which allowed Jacobson to continue to run the outside line to collect his first career feature win. White made a run over the final couple laps running the inside, but could not shake the leader into a miscue to finish second. Melchert finished a strong run taking third. Hoerning, Simon and Hiles rounded out the top six.
Jason and Chad Guyette shared the lead over the first 3 laps of the Sport Mod
feature before a caution led to Marcus Yarie grabbing the lead on the restart. Rod Solem moved into second before another caution reset the field on lap 7. Yarie was penalized 2 spots for jumping the previous restart which put Solem into the top spot. Chad Guyette was second, point leader, Tim Jorgenson third, Jason Guyette, Yarie and Adam White in the top six. Jorgenson moved into the top spot after the restart, hooked up on the outside line and started to pull away from the field. A final caution on lap 11 bunched the pack for the final time. Jorgenson again started to build his lead as Yarie moved back into second. Jorgenson was able to hold his line and Yarie stayed within striking distance but could not mount a serious challenge leaving Jorgenson to pickup his second feature win of the season with Yarie in second. White made a late race charge to take third on the final lap with Solem taking fourth. Chad and Jason Guyette rounded out the top six.
The Budweiser IMCA Mods took the track with Brad Bricco pulling into the lead at the start with R.M. Van Pay, Chad Wilcox, Jamie Schmidt and Danny Deau right behind. Bricco was able to hook up a pull away from the pack early in the outside line. Deau and Van Pay swapped second as Mike Wedelstadt, and Benji LaCrosse made a quick run to the front from the middle of the field.
On lap 7, Van Pay pulled inside Deau in turn 2 for second. Wedelstadt had moved to the outside and pulled even and LaCrosse saw a gap far inside to make it 4 wide out of the turn and through turns three and four. Wedelstadt emerged out of turn four in second with LaCrosse taking third. Van Pay and Deau were now followed by Brian Mullen and Mike Mullen. Wedelstadt and LaCrosse hooked up to chase down the leader. On lap 11, LaCrosse slipped past Wedelstadt for second and by lap 14, had caught and took over the lead from Bricco with Wedelstadt right behind. Once in front, LaCrosse pulled away in the non stop event and picked up his second feature of the year with Wedelstadt in second. Brian Mullen caught Bricco over the final 2 laps to finish third. Julie McDermid ended a race long battle to finish fifth just ahead of Mike Mullen.
Not to be outdone, the IMCA Stock Cars took the track and also clicked off 20 fast paced laps non stop. Todd True grabbed the lead for the opening lap with Matt Theys taking the helm for lap 2. True retook the top spot before Kyle Wanner took charge with True staying on the outside and in contention through out the race. Darren Otto kept True busy while point leader, Rod Snellenberger, was working though traffic. Snellenberger worked through the tight bunch for second on lap 9 and was inches ahead of Wanner for the lead at the mid point. Wanner, Otto and True kept each other busy for the rest of the race which allowed Snellenberger to pull away for his third straight and seventh feature win of the season. Otto was able to take the runner up spot with Wanner in third. Kyle Frederick was able to sneak by True over the final couple laps to place fourth. John Heinz rounded out the top six. The win also gives Snellenberger a career feature win total of 49 here at Seymour and completed a weekend sweep in the area.
Jessi Ness powered into the lead at the start of the 4 Cylinder nightcap and pulled away early while the field shuffle behind and a caution on lap 7. Brandon Long was in second followed by Jason Cornelius, Calvin Stueck, Wayne Hansen and Phil Martzahl. A couple more cautions kept the field bunched through lap 14. Ness was able to hold off the challenges over the final 6 laps to win her first feature of the season. Long took the runner up spot. Kevin Birr made a move into the third spot over the final laps with Tony Everard right behind to finish fourth. Wayne Hansen and Mike Prey rounded out the top six.
This next week will be busy at the track with the Badger Racing Vintage Motorcycle race on Friday August 15. A full racing program returns on Sunday with the Fastrak Late Models and the 4 Cylinders will be in the spotlight with driver intro and longer feature.
August 3rd, 2008
The Street Stocks kicked off the feature portion of the program with Bob Czarapata taking the point for the first 2 laps before T.J. White moved into the top spot. White stayed in front for 6 laps while the field sorted out right behind. Harley Simon moved into the lead on lap 9 with Paul White following into the runner up spot. The leaders ran side by side for a couple laps before White took the lead. Simon stayed right behind with Bill Kelsey moving into third with T.J. White, Derek Lecker and Todd Everard in tow.
Over the final laps, the battle between Simon and Kelsey allowed White to open a slight lead, until a late race caution on lap 18 set up a wild finish. Under green for the final 2 laps, Kelsey made a run on the outside of Simon for second and the pair tried to sandwich the leader out of turn 2. White pulled ahead with Simon retaking the second spot. White was still leading entering the final lap. Out of the second turn, Simons car exploded in a cloud of smoke, Kelsey was running right behind and slammed the rear of Simons car, breaking the radiator. The mix of oil from Simon and water from Kelsey, caused a wild scramble entering turn 3 as the caution came out to end the race a lap early. White claimed his second straight feature win and in doing so, became the new point leader. Simon was the cause of the caution which gave Kelsey the second place finish. Lecker was third, Jeremy Wiitala fourth, Samantha Olson fifth and T.J. White sixth. Kurt Olson grabbed the lead in the
IMCA Stock Car main followed by Bob Schampers, Chris Lange, Matt Theys, Greg Gutt and point leader, Rod Snellenberger. Snellenberger took the three wide route and quickly moved to the runner up spot on lap 3, and 2 laps later had moved into the top spot. Snellenberger was running the high groove and remained there white Olson stayed tight to the inside. The two ran side by side, swapping the lead back and forth until a caution on lap 12 reset the field. The leaders quickly moved back into that formation when the green reappeared with Larry Karcz, Jr, Shawn Wagner, Kyle Frederick and Darren Otto behind. With 5 laps left, Wagner pulled into the third spot and closed on Olson, which allowed Snellenberger to final shake Olson and run to his 6th feature win of the season and 48th career here. Olson held off Wagner for second with Karcz fourth. Chaz Van Ooyen came through to take fifth and Frederick was sixth.
Chad Bartel took the lead for the opening lap of the Budweiser IMCA Modified feature before Chad Wilcox took charge for the next 4 laps. Several cautions slowed the race which kept the field bunched. On lap 6, Scott Mullen moved into the lead and had his nephew, Mike Mullen move right behind in second. Jared Siefert was now in third with Wilcox, Jerry Wilinski Benji LaCrosse, Brian Mullen, and Mike Wedelstadt behind. After a lap 9 caution, Scott Mullen was still in control with Mike Mullen second. Lacrosse was now up to third. Siefert, Brian Mullen and Wedelstadt were in line. Under Green, Wedelstadt pulled to the outside and found something to his liking as he started to move to the front and finally into the lead on lap 15. Mike Mullen moved into second with LaCrosse, Brian Mullen and Siefert still bunched behind Scott Mullen. A late race caution on lap 17 set up a GWC finish as the time limit ran out. A caution on the final lap also cut the race by a lap with Wedelstadt running to his second feature win of the season. Mike Mullen took second with LaCrosse, Brian Mullen, Scott Mullen and Julie McDermid rounding out the top six. Brian Mullen, Wedelstadt and LaCrosse were the top 3 cars in the consy and started in the main at the rear of the field to finish in the top 4.
The FASTRAK Late Models put a field of 14 on the track for their feature with Brett Swedberg grabbing the lead followed by Craig Bartz, Jay Crighton, Jeff Curtin, Justin Hirt and Joe Reuter. Swedberg and Bartz pulled away from the field with Reuter and Paul Parker moving through traffic into the top 4 by lap 5. Parker was using the outside line and moved into third on lap 8 and started to reel in the second place Bartz. Bartz was running outside and Parker was now running the inside line. Entering turn 3 on lap 12, the two made contact with Bartz getting into the wall. Parker was sent to the back. The lone caution also erased Swedbergs huge lead and put Reuter, David Fieber, Tom Naeyaert, Hirt and Curtin behind. Under green, Reuter pulled inside and one lap later was in front and pulling away from the race for second. On lap 17, Fieber moved into the runner up spot with Naeyaert right behind. The pair started to slowly close on the leader. Over the final 5 laps, they had closed to a car length of Reuter, but ran out of laps, giving Reuter his first career Seymour feature win. Naeyaert was able to slip by Fiber on the final lap to finish second. Curtin was fourth. Parker came from the back to finish fifth with Swedberg rounding out the top six.
The 4 Cylinders took the track for the night cap with Justin Vanniewenniven leading the opening circuit before Jessi Ness moved into take the lead. Ness was able to pull away a bit before 3 separate cautions kept bunching the field behind her. Following the final caution on lap 14, Ness was still in charge with Brandon Long, Ralph Liegeois, Jr, Tony Everard, and Kevin Birr right behind. Over the final laps, Ness was able to hold the pack at bay to cross the line for her first feature win of the season with Long taking second, Birr third, Everard fourth, Dean DeKeyser fifth and Mitch Pallock sixth. Both Ness and Long failed to pass a post race inspection of the top six cars, which gave the win to Birr, his second of the season. Everard, DeKeyser, Pallock moved up putting Vanniewenniven and Jody Cornelius up into the top six finishers.
The IMCA Sport Mods will now return for the next two weeks. The Street Stocks will have their special night next week as well with introductions and a longer feature event.
July 25th, 2008
The Street Stocks took the track first with Bob Czarapata taking charge leading the first 4 circuits before Derek Lecker used the inside line to the lead on lap 5. A lone caution on lap 10 bunched the pack and made for some very tight action for the final half of the contest. Lecker continued to set the pace followed by Czarapata, Aaron Melchert, Paul White, Phil Hiles, Jeremy Wiitala and Harley Simon. The pack behind the leader ran three wide several times with White finally breaking into the runner up spot on lap 13, and continued to the front on the next lap. Once in control, White pulled away for the final laps leaving the battle for second. White collected his first career feature win and also took over the division point lead for the first time this season. Lecker took the battle for second with Wiitala and Simon sneaking into the top 4 on the final lap. Melchert and Hiles rounded out the top six. Larry Delemater set the pace for the first 2 laps of the IMCA Stock Car contest. The field quickly bunched up on the smooth fast track three and four wide behind with point leader, Rod Snellenberger, taking the extreme outside line to move into second as Bob Schampers moved into the lead on lap 2. Snellenberger stayed outside and pulled into the lead on lap 5 and never looked back as he was able to pull away and collected his 5th feature win of the season. By the mid point of the race, Kyle Frederick, Schampers, Chaz Van Ooyen, Jr, John Heinz and Chris Lange were running behind. The top 4 remained unchanged at the finish with Kyle Wanner taking 5th and Heinz rounding out the top six.
The win by Snellenberger was his 5th this season and moves his all time division win lead to 47. A lone caution on the second lap of the IMCA Mod feature set up another three and four wide contest once the green appeared. Chad Wilcox was the leader for the first 2 laps with Scott Mullen using the inside line to the front for 2 laps. Brian Mullen emerged from the tight pack to second on lap 4 and one lap later was in front of the field and started to open a lead. Brian was still in control at the mid point with Scott holding second. Benji LaCrosse was third, Mike Mullen fourth, Wilcox and Mike Mashl behind. Over the final half of the race, Brian continued to pull away and even with lapped traffic over the final 5 laps, never looked back to win his second feature of the season and his 49th career division feature win at his home track. The race for second was active to the finish with Mike Mullen able to sneak by LaCrosse on the final lap for second. Scott Mullen was fourth Julie McDermid and Mashl rounded out the top six.
Dean DeKeyser grabbed the lead in the 4 Cylinder main and opened a big lead over the first half of the race while the field sorted out behind. Brandon Long, Jessi Ness, Tony Everard, Jason Cornelius, and Kevin Birr made the top six at the mid point of the race. For the third straight feature event, a flat tire took DeKeyser out of the race on lap 12, turning the lead over to Long. Ness was right behind and over the final laps, the pair pulled away from the field. Long was able to hold the lead to collect his first career feature win with Ness pressing to finish second. Birr was able to get by Everard for third with Josh Novak and Jamie Miller rounding out the top six.
The fifth division this week was an exhibition run by the Badger Racing Motorcycle group, in preparation for their full program coming to the track on Friday, August 15, during the Motorcycle Show and Swap meet weekend. A field of 13 bikes in 2 divisions ran with Brothers Scott and Adam Bushman each winning their heat race and Scott winning a tight battle for the feature win.
This week will be a busy one with the Outagamie County Fair in progress. Racing will take place for the first time in several years on Sunday night at 6 PM, with the FASTRAK Late Models joining the Budweiser IMCA Mods, IMCA Stock Cars, Street Stocks and 4 Cylinders.
There will be a special event run in the afternoon. The second annual Compact Car Double Figure 8 will be run at 1 PM on the front straight. Weekly Sunday racing then continues through September 14 with a special Saturday, September 20 program to close the season.
July 18th, 2008
The IMCA Stock Cars took the track first with Marty Abshire taking control at the start followed by Jerry Leary, Chaz Van Ooyen, Jr, Larry Karcz, Jr, Darren Otto and John Heinz. Abshire was able to open a lead as the scuffle for second was sorting out. A lone caution bunched the pack on lap 9 and Abshire once again opened a lead when racing resumed. There were a couple tight races behind. A group of 5 cars for second and another bunch behind that. Abshire led flag to flag to win his first career feature event with Karcz winning the battle for second over Heinz. Point leader, Rod Snellenberger finally broke
out of the second pack of cars to place fourth. Van Ooyen and Shawn Wagner rounded out the top six.
The Street Stocks took the track next with outside pole sitter Derek Lecker taking off with a quick caution on the second lap keeping the pack tight. Under green, Lecker took off from the field with T.J. White, Samantha Olson, Joe Schwister, Harley Simon and Bob Czarapata behind. Lecker opened a lead while the field battled behind. Simon was working his way through the tight pack and was right behind White in third when the engine exploded out of turn 4 on lap 13. Czarapata was right behind and was also forced out after getting into Simons cars. Point leader, Todd Everard was also involved. Lecker lost his lead with White still second. Schwister, Jeremy Wiitala, Paul White and David Hoerning behind. Schwister pulled outside Lecker after the restart and was in front on lap 15. Paul White and Hoerning both got by T.J. White and Lecker before a final debris caution on lap 18. Paul White pulled inside on the final restart and ran even with Schwister as the white appeared.
Schwister was able to edge ahead on the final lap and hold off White to win his first career feature. Lecker fought off Hoerning to take third with Aaron Melchert and John Sternard rounding out the top six.
The FASTRAK Late Models made the fourth run of their Great Lakes series with Jay Crighton taking the lead followed by Tom Naeyaert, Brett Swedberg, Aaron Wickersheim and Justin Hirt. The race was slowed when Wickersheim got into the turn 1 wall on lap 6. Crighton was able to hold off Naeyaert and Swedberg on the restart to maintain the top spot, and with the green out for the next 16 laps, the top 3 remained the same while the field sorted out behind. A spin on lap 23, started a string of cautions that made for a shuffle in the lineup as the field was bunched. With each attempt to restart the race, Naeyaert was able to get to the inside of the leader. When the green finally stayed out, Naeyaert was again able to get inside entering turn one, and pulled ahead entering turn 3, only to slide up across the track in front of Crighton and Swedberg. Naeyaert held on to keep the top spot out of the turn and Troy Springborn was able to sneak by into the runner up spot in the shuffle. Springborn challenged for the lead over the final 4 laps but Naeyaert held off the challenge to win his first feature here since Aug 6, 2006. Springborn took second. Craig Bartz caught Swedberg on the final lap to finish 3rd. Crighton finished 5th, but was DQ’d in post race tech which moved Joe Reuter into 5th with point leader, Paul Parker placing 6th.
After an opening lap caution, Kyle Lentz led the way in the Budweiser IMCA Modified main followed by Chad Wilcox, Tim Van De Hei, Zack Drews, Mike Wedelstadt and Mike Mullen. The field quickly strung out at the front with a tight bunch from 7th place back, making it difficult for the point cars to break through. On lap 11, Wilcox was able to get outside of the leader and take the top spot, only to have the caution wave and put Lentz back in front.
Lentz again opened a lead on the restart and Mike Mullen quickly wove through to the runner up spot. Mullen took off after the leader, but Lentz was able to maintain a slight lead and the second year driver collected his first career feature win. Mullen was second with Wedelstadt taking third. Van De Hei held off point leader, Benji LaCrosse for 4th with Julie McDermid rounding out the top six. Dean DeKeyser set the pace for the first 8 laps of the 4 Cylinder main followed by Jessi Ness, Mitch Pallock, Jesse Heise, Kevin Birr and Jake Wilcox. Pallock moved into the runner up spot on lap 7 and 2 laps later was able to move into the top spot. Pallock led a tight battle for second as DeKeyser, Ness, Heise, Birr and Wilcox ran together. A debris caution on lap 17 set up a three lap dash with DeKeyser able to get alongside the leader on the restart, only to have a tire come off, ending his night. This put Ness, Birr and Heise right behind for the final run. Birr was able to get the outside line to work and took the lead as the white appeared and a final caution sealed his first win of the season with Jamie Miller getting through traffic to take second. Pallock was third, Ness fourth, point leader Ralph Liegeois snuck into fifth and Phil Martzahl rounded out the top six.
Next week will be Big Wheel/ Flintstone Race night at intermission. There will also be a Motorcycle exhibition for the upcoming Badger Motorcycle Racing event set for Friday, August 15.
June 19th, 2008
A debris caution slowed the pace on lap 5 with Olson again taking control after the restart. Mahlberg, Karcz and Chaz Van Ooyen were in line with point leader, Rod Snellenberger making his way to the front. By lap 10, Snellenberger was running second and closing on the leader. A spin brought out the caution on lap 11 and erased Olson’s lead. Snellenberger, Mahlberg, Karcz, Van Ooyen, Van Straten and Jay Matthias were behind. Two laps later, Karcz looped his car in turn 1 & 2 to bring out the final caution. Snellenberger, Van Ooyen, Jeremy Christians, Matthias and Van Straten were behind Olson for a final 7 lap sprint. Olson was running inside and Snellenberger was running hard on the outside. Christians, Van Ooyen, Van Straten and Matthias were bunched right behind the lead pair. Snellenberger pulled even a couple times and as the white flag was displayed, pulled just ahead at the line. The last lap was a drag race and Snellenberger was able to get a bit more grip through the final turn to sneak by Olson at the finish line for his third feature win of the season. Olson took the runner up finish with Christians, Van Ooyen, Matthias and Shawn Wagner completing the top six. Joe Wittmann snuck through the top 4 cars on the opening lap of the Street Stock main to be scored the leader followed by Derek Lecker, Joe Schwister, Phil Hiles, Troy Wilson and Mert Summers. Wittman had opened a several length lead by the time Hiles moved into second on lap 5. Jeremy Wiitala, Summers, David Hoerning, Schwister, Lecker and Todd Everard were bunched behind. Hiles was able to slowly close in on the lead and was on his bumper for a couple laps at the mid point, but when Wittmann felt the pressure, he set out to again, open a lead on the field.
Wiitala, Hoerning, Summers and Everard had caught Hiles and the battle switched to second place. Over the final laps of the non-stop contest, Wittmann drove off to claim his first feature win here since September 5, 2004. Hiles took the checkers in second, but refused a claim after the race and was DQ’d, moving the order up. Hoerning ended up in second with Wiitala, Everard, Summers and Paul White making up the top six.
The FASTRAK Late Models made the second of their Great Lakes Series appearances with Troy Springborn and Justin Hirt taking charge from the front row on the start. By lap 5, Paul Parker, Craig Bartz and Tom Naeyaert had moved into the top 5. Springborn and Hirt pulled away in their own run as they steadily pulled away from the rest of the pack. The pair started to lap cars on the 12th circuit and wove through traffic for most of the middle of the race. Parker, Bartz and Naeyaert ran their own battle for third. Springborn and Hirt completed the 30 lap flag to flag contest in front, but failed to follow FASTRAK post race instructions and were dropped to the back of the
finishing order. This gave the win to Parker, as the second generation driver
picked up his first Late Model victory at Seymour. Bartz and Naeyaert were next with Joe Rueter taking fourth, Scott Lewis fifth and Cody Grosskreutz in sixth.
Chad Wilcox flew from the pole into the early lead of the Budweiser IMCA Modified contest and was pulling away from the pack until a lone caution appeared for debris on the track on lap 9. Eric Mullen, Scott Mullen, Mike Mullen, Tim Van De Hei, Mike Wedelstadt and Brian Mullen were battling hard behind the leader for second place. The caution reset the field right behind Wilcox. Eric Mullen, Wedelstadt, Mike Mullen, Scott and Brian Mullen were right behind. With the green out again, Wilcox set out to build his lead again as the group of cars behind renewed their battle for second. Wilcox drove off to claim his first feature win here since July 31, 2005. Wedelstadt won the race for second with Scott Mullen leading the family in third. Eric took his best ever finish in fourth with Mike fifth and Brian rounding out the top six.
The 4 Cylinders took the track for the night cap with several cautions keeping the field bunched which also caused a time limit race. Josh Novak set the pace for the first 2 laps before a flat tire took him out of the race on a lap 3 caution. Jason Cornelius took charge and set the pace until Andy Kleczka and Jesse Heise moved right behind for a hard fought battle for the top spot.
Tony Everard moved into the lead battle and on lap 9, made contact with Cornelius in turn 1 & 2 to get by into third. Cornelius decided to retaliate and spun Everard in turn 3, which brought out not only the caution, but the black flag for both. Heise was leading with Kleczka second. Ralph Liegeois, Jr, Brandon Long, Kevin Birr, Wayne Hansen and Phil Martzahl chased the leaders to the early finish with Heise winning his second feature with Kleczka second. Liegeois was third with Martzahl, Long and Hansen making the top six.
The IMCA Sport Mods return next week with the famous Bump and Run race also on the schedule. The FASTRAK Late Models return on June 29.
June 9th, 2008
Racing will return next week with the second race in the Fastrak Great Lakes Late Model Series on the schedule. The Super Street Stock series will also run another installment on the 1/3 mile banked oval.
June 6th, 2008
The Street Stocks took the green first with Joe Schwister finally leading after
several attempts to complete the opening lap. Mert Summers took over the lead on lap 2 and the race at the front was classic with the top six cars running three wide and swapping spots for the next 6 laps. Todd Everard worked into the top spot on lap 7 while just behind, David Hoerning caused an anxious moment when his car broke lose out of turn 4 while the middle car in a three wide battle. Experience was golden here, as he was able to regain control and avoid a sure pile up on the front chute. The incident did break up the pack at the front. Harley Simon moved into the runner up spot and started to close in on the leader, but the time limit ended his chance to mount a serious challenge and Everard took the checkered for his second feature win of the season. Simon was second with Summers in third. Phil Hiles, Joe Wittmann and Schwister rounded out the top six.
Every division seems to have a night where nothing works well, and the IMCA Sport Mods had their night tonight. A field of 24 machines took the green for their feature, but a marathon of cautions produced a three lap feature under time limit. Rod Solem was one that survived and was in front when the checker was finally shown to win his first career feature. Tim Jorgenson, Tracy Wassenberg, Greg Wichman, Eric Arneson and Chuck Grall made the top six.
The IMCA Stock Cars appeared next, and after an opening lap multi car spin in turn one, settled down and clicked off a flag to flag feature. Chaz Van Ooyen grabbed the early lead and opened a couple length lead with Kyle Frederick moving into second. Larry Karcz, Jr, Jeremy Christians, Bob Schampers and Rod Snellenberger dropped in behind. Frederick finally found his preferred line on the high side of the track and once in rhythm, slowly closed in on the leader, while a great battle for third was brewing behind. Karcz, Christians, Snellenberger and John Heinz were running together while searching for a line as well. By the mid point of the contest, Frederick had caught the leader and after a couple laps, eased into the top spot and then pulled away to win his first feature of the season. Van Ooyen held his line to take the runner up finish. Christians, Snellenberger, Karcz and Heinz continued their battle to the finish with Christians getting caught by a lapped car near the end which allowed Snellenberger an opening to take third. Karcz and Heinz followed Christians to round out the top 6.
The Budweiser IMCA Mods were up next and settled into a fast pace from the start with Chad Wilcox leading the way followed by Eric VanIten, Mike Mullen, David Werbelow, R.M. Van Pay and Mike Wedelstadt. Wilcox was running low and VanIten hooked up high as they ran side by side for a couple laps. Wedelstadt moved behind the pair on lap 5 and one lap later snuck between the two exiting turn 2 to take the lead and started to open a lead. A spin in turn 4 brought out the caution on lap 10, with Wedelstadt still in control for the
restart. VanIten, Brian Mullen, Wilcox, Mike Mullen and Benji LaCrosse were lined up behind. Wedelstadt again pulled away from the field as the battle for second heated up.
VanIten was running high and Brian Mullen was trying to get the advantage low. On lap 14, Mullen caught a tire in turn three and spun to the infield in turn 4. The caution flew for the tire on the track and took Mullen out of the race. Wedelstadt maintained the lead after the final restart, with VanIten now joined by Jared Siefert, who started the main in 20th, Mike Mullen, LaCrosse and Julie McDermid. Siefert moved into second and pulled alongside Wedelstadt several times over the final laps. A final lap shoot out was denied when Mullen looped his car in turn one which allowed Wedelstadt to take the checker for his first win of the season. Siefert took second with LaCrosse in third and McDermid in fourth. VanIten and Wilcox made up the top six finishers.
Adam Court grabbed the lead in the 4 Cylinder main with Brian Johnson, Brandon Long, Josh Vogel, Calvin Stueck and Dean DeKeyser behind. A lap 5 caution bunched the field with Court still in charge. Andy Kleczka moved into the second spot one lap after the restart and by lap 8 was in front. Once in the lead, Kleczka pulled away until a final caution on lap 12 grouped the field again. Kleczka was still in front with Jake Wilcox in second, Long, Kevin Birr, Tony Everard and Ralph Liegeois behind. Wilcox challenged the leader for the final 7 laps but could not pull off the lead and settled for second as Kleczka picked up his second feature win of the season. Liegeois took third with Everard fourth. DeKeyser and Jody Cornelius rounded out the top six.
June 1st, 2008
A brief shower during the IMCA Sport Mod feature slowed the pace on lap 3, but young Reagan May, was holding the lead and continued to set the pace after the restart with Chad Guyette, Aaron Holiday, Ian Lassanske and Marcus Yarie behind. Guyette moved into the top spot on lap 6 with Yarie moving into the runner up spot. Troy Jerovetz moved into third and started pressuring Yarie, which allowed Guyette to open a slight lead. Jerovetz moved into second and
started to close on the leader. A caution closed the field with 3 laps left, and under green for the final time, Jerovetz was scored as the leader on lap 13, but Guyette was hooked outside and retook the lead on the white flag lap and held off Jerovetz out of the final turn to win his first career division feature. Jerovetz was followed by Yarie. Adam White, Tim Jorgenson and Travis Van Straten made the top six.
Joe Schwister, Justin Jacobsen, Dave Drawenek, Mert Summers and Harley Simon made the lead pack in the early laps of the Street Stock feature. Jacobsen took over the lead on lap 2, with Simon making a run at the top spot on lap 6. A caution erased the pass, but one lap after the restart, Simon regained the lead and took off to run alone to the checker. Todd Everard moved into the runner up spot on lap 8 and started to close the gap on the leader with David Hoerning moving behind Everard. As the field took the white flag, Everards mount slowed and allowed Hoerning to sneak by on the back straight to take the runner up spot. Everard coasted by in third with Jacobsen taking 4th. Paul White and Bob Czarapata rounded out the top six. The win by Simon was his first of the season and ended a streak of bad luck to start the year.
The IMCA Mods took the green for a 25 lap affair with Jamie Schmidt taking charge early followed by Brandon Czarapata, Julie McDermid, Jerry Wilinski, Scott Mullen and Mike Mullen. A lap 5 caution grouped the field with Schmidt still in control. McDermid moved into second and using the inside line, was able to take over the top spot on lap 7. Once in front, McDermid started to build a lead while the rest of the pack stayed tight in a hard quick battle for second. Czarapata, Eddie Muenster, Wilinski, Schmidt and Mike Mullen mixed it up until a final caution bunched the field again on lap 17. Munster moved into second after the restart, but Mike Mullen found himself in striking distance of the leader and moved into second one lap later. Mullen started to close on McDermid and looked like there would be a three lap battle to the finish. In turn 3 and 4 with 2 laps left, Mullen caught the berm and popped a tire, sending him to the pit and allowing McDermid and easy run to her second straight feature win. Muenster crossed the line in second, only to be DQ’d for not going to the scale after the race. This put Wilinski in the runner up spot with Jeremie Hedrick taking third. Benji LaCrosse, Scott Mullen and Czarapata round out the top six. Rick Mahlberg set the pace for 2 laps in the IMCA Stock Car main with Dave Budzban taking charge on lap 3. Darren Otto powered into the top spot using the outside line on lap 4 and hooked the berm to maintain smooth easy laps while Rod Snellenberger moved into second on lap 6. Otto held a several length lead over Snellenberger and Mahlberg as all three were running the high line and about the same speed. Otto seemed to have things well in hand until lap 143, when his car threw smoke crossing the line forcing his to pit, turning the lead over to Snellenberger. Hot Rod held off Mahlberg the rest of the way to pick up his second straight feature win. Kyle Wanner was third with Jeremy Christians sneaking by John Heinz on the final lap to take 4th. Shawn Wagner rounded out the top six.
Brandon Long set the pace and held the lead for the first 7 laps of the 4 Cylinder nightcap. The field was bunched and battled for position behind the leader with Jesse Heise finally moving into the runner up spot on lap 5 and then into the lead on lap 6. Heise was able to break away from the pack and open a lead. Ralph Liegeois, point leader Andy Kleczka and Jake Wilcox battled with Long for the rest of the race with Long hold on to claim his best ever feature finish in second.
Kleczka, Liegeois, Wilcox and Josh Novak also followed Heise to his first ever
feature win here to round out the top six places. In a driver driven rule crack down for the division, both Heise and Kleczka were given their positions but the cars have to be legal before next week. Several others were given warnings in the post race tech line.
The IMCA Sport Mods will be on the schedule next and will have their special night next week.
May 22nd, 2008
The Street Stock feature had a double meaning as this was also the first of the 5 race Super Series being run with the Chilton Speedway. A field of 20 took the green with Joe Wittmann leading the opening lap before David Hoerning pulled into the lead. Several cautions slowed the race with Derek Lecker,Steve Decurf, Jesse Behnke and Todd Everard moving to challenge for the lead. By the mid point of the race, Hoerning was still in control with Behnke in second, Everard, Wittmann and Paul White behind. Another restart on lap 11 had Everard take the high line and move into the lead leaving Hoerning to battle for second with Behnke. A final caution on lap 13 set up a shortened green white checker finish. Everard maintained the lead to the finish. Behnke sent Hoerning spinning in turn 3 on the final lap, with Wittmann, Bill Kelsey, White and Mitch Landvick following at the finish line. Behnke was greeted by the black flag on the next trip by and Hoerning was given his spot back to finish second with the rest of the order remaining the same. The win by Everard was his first of the season.
Mike Gilson took charge of the IMCA Stock Car main with Jerry Leary, Kevin Charles, Barry Van Straten, Shawn Wagner and Larry Karcz, Jr behind. Karcz had moved into the runner up spot when the first caution flew on lap 6 for a stalled car. Leary, Van Straten, Rod Snellenberger and Kyle Frederick were in line behind. A series of cautions over the next 10 laps kept the race tight with Snellenberger able to work into the lead on lap 12. Van Straten and Frederick hounded the leader until a final caution on lap 17 made a time limit finish. On the restart, Frederick flew by on the outside and took the lead to receive the white flag. On the final lap, Snellenberger was able to pull inside entering turn 3 and the pair crossed the line side by side with Snellenberger getting the checker by a bumper at the line. Van Straten finished third but was docked 2 spots for jumping the final restart, putting him fifth. John Heinz, Gilson and Jay Matthias rounded out the top six.
Julie McDermid grabbed the lead from the pole of the IMCA Modified main. Kyle
Kudick, Mike Mullen, Mike Wedelstadt and Scott Mullen battled for second while
McDermid pulled to comfortable lead before Wedelstadt moved into the runner up spot on lap 6. Wedelstadt took off in pursuit with over a 1/4 lap margin to eat into. He slowly closed the gap but with the field stringing out, looked like laps would run out before any challenge could be dealt. With three laps left, a car trying to get off the track stalled just before making it off, which brought out the lone caution of the race. Wedelstadt was right behind
the leader with Jeremy Hedrick, Benji LaCrosse, Jared Siefert and Mike Mullen
bunched behind for the 3 lap dash.
With the green out for the final time, Hedrick drifted out of line a bit entering turn 1, with Wedelstadt able to settle back into second out of turn 2. McDermid was able to us the time to open a couple length lead again and became the first woman to win a Mod feature here at the Seymour Speedway. Wedelstadt, Hedrick, LaCrosse, Siefert and Russ Reinwald rounded out the top six.
The FASTRAK Great Lakes Series made their first of 7 Appearances this season and a field of 21 cars took the flag for the 30 lap main event. David Fieber took charge at the start with rookie, Joe Reuter, Paul Parker, Brett Swedberg and CraigBartz behind. Reuter wrestled the top spot away from Fieber on lap 7 and looked every bit a veteran over the next 12 laps as Parker, Troy Springborn and A.J. Diemel moved right behind to challenge the leader. Reuter held his line despite a couple cautions the kept the field bunched behind him. Following a lap 18 caution, Diemel made a daring move between Reuter and Parker entering turn 1, and by the next lap, had squeezed into the lead with Parker taking over second. Diemel started to pull away until a final caution on lap 23 bunched things up for the final time. Diemel held the lead for his first feature win of the season with Parker behind him at the finish. Reuter held off Springborn and then Tom Naeyaert to take a strong third place finish with Naeyaert fourth, Springborn fifth and Bartz taking sixth. The Fastrak Late Models will be back again on June 15.
The 4 Cylinders closed the night with a non stop feature run. Brian Johnson
grabbed the lead at the start with Logan Sobieck, Matt Frisch and Jake Wilcox. By lap 6, Johnson was drifting up the track in the turns which allowed the field an opening to the front. Wilcox was able to use that to move into the top spot on lap 11 and open a lead as the field continued to wrestle for second. Wilcox had built a sizable lead before Andy Kleczka moved into the runner up spot with 4 laps left. Wilcox picked up his first feature win of the young season with Kleczka taking second. Johnson held on to take his best finish ever in third. Ralph Liegeois, Frisch and Kevin Birr rounded out the top six.
The IMCA Sport Mods return next week with Victory Sign the title sponsor for the Memorial Day weekend racing program. There will also be a Kids Club Bike Giveaway.
May 8th, 2008
The Street Stock feature took to the track first with Todd Everard taking the lead with Matt Vetting, John Sternard, defending champion, Jeremy Wiitala and Paul White dropping in behind. Vetting, making his first appearance to the track, pulled alongside the leader for a couple laps and moved into the lead on lap 6. Two laps later, Wiitala moved into the runner up spot and chased down the leader but could not man handle his power steering less car to seriously challenge for the win. Vetting claimed the win with Wiitala second. Everard was third followed by White, Sternard and Ryan Brandes from Chilton.
The IMCA Sport Mods join the weekly program this season and brought a 34 car field for their first outing. Travis Cain led the opening four laps with Tracy Wassenberg taking over the top spot following the lone caution of the race on lap 5. Troy Jerovetz moved from the middle of the field into the runner up spot at the same time and took 2 more laps to move into the lead. Joe White made his way into second on lap 9 and Tim Jorgenson moved up to make it a 4 car battle one lap later. For the rest of the way, Jerovetz held off the heavy challenges to become the first official division feature winner. White finished second but failed to report to the claim area after the race moving Jorgenson into the second place finish. Wassenberg was third, Eric Arneson fourth, Mike Czarapata fifth and Brian Besaw rounding out the top six.
Former 2 time IMCA Stock Car champion, Jeremy Christians, grabbed the lead in their feature run at the start with John Heinz, Barry Van Straten, Dave Budzban, Chaz Van Ooyen and Kyle Wanner filling in behind. Christians and Heinz pulled ahead of the field over the first half of the race when defending champion, Rod Snellenberger broke from the packed field into third. A lone caution on lap 9 bunched the field for a thrilling battle to the finish.
After the green appeared, Heinz dove to the inside and took the lead. Snellenberger made a three wide attempt at the leaders on the following lap, but Christians continued strong on the outside and re-took the top spot. The battle was tight for the rest of the way, with Christians able to hold off the challenge for his first feature win here since June 6, 2004. Heinz held on for second. Kyle Frederick made a strong run over the final 2 laps to nip Snellenberger for the third place finish. Wanner took fifth and Shawn Havel rounded out the top six. Defending IMCA Mod champion, Jared Siefert, drew the pole for the feature and took charge from the start. Russ Reinwald, Mike Mashl, Tim Van De Hei, Benji LaCrosse and Eddie Muenster dropped in behind. Siefert was able to open a lead while the field shuffled for position behind. LaCrosse broke from the pack first on lap 5 and 2 laps later, Brian Mullen pulled free and the pair took off to chase down Siefert.
With no cautions to help out, LaCrosse and Mullen slowly erased some of the lead but ran out of laps to challenge for the top spot. Siefert took his first feature win of the season with LaCrosse and Mullen closing in behind. Sean Jerovetz won a tight battle behind to finish 4th. Reinwald and Muenster rounded out the top six.
The 4 Cylinders closed out the night with Jon Duesing taking the lead for the
opening lap. Jake Wilcox took charge 1 lap later and on lap 4, Logan Sobieck was in front. Following a couple of cautions, Andy Kleczka moved into the top spot with Jessi Ness moving right behind in second. Ness challenge the leader for the rest of the way, but Kleczka secured his first feature win of the season with Ness right behind. Tony Everard made a run at the leaders over the final 4 laps, but took the third spot. Jason Cornelius, Calvin Stueck and Ralph Liegeois rounded out the top six.
The club would like to THANK everyone for their co-operation in running a quick, orderly show to get all races in under curfew. Weekly racing action will continue every Sunday night through September 14, and close with a special on Saturday Sept 20.
May 1st, 2008
The weekly programs on the banked 1/3 mile clay oval will feature these four divisions. The IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks, IMCA Stock Cars and 4 Cylinders will be joined by the Fastrack Late Models and IMCA Sport Mods on a rotation basis.
New to the schedule this year will be a first time visit by the Badger
Racing Motorcycle Club for a full night of racing on Friday night, August 15.
The IRA Sprints will be returning after their thrilling non stop feature program last year, on Labor Day weekend, Sunday August 31. This show will have a rain date set for Monday, September 1st.
For the first time in several years, there will be a full racing schedule during the County Fair. On Sunday July 27, the track will be busy with a Double Figure 8 event at 1 PM. At 6 PM, the regular weekly program with Fastrack Late Models will be on track. In all, the 2008 schedule boasts 23 events. 22 racing events, 1 motorcycle show and the annual Car Show and Practice which was held this past weekend.
The Seymour Speedway is located within a 15 to 20 minute drive from most of the valley and Green Bay areas and boasted fields That averaged 132 cars weekly. The programs start at 6 PM SHARP and are usually complete shortly after 10.
We appreciate you making the Seymour Speedway on Sunday your choice for weekend racing.