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Results from Elko Speedway

2014-09-22

A-Main 01 — 1. Austin Nason, Roscoe; 2. Casey Johnson, Edgerton, Wis; 3. Christopher Marek, Lakeville, Minn.; 4. Jon Lemke, Shakopee, Minn.; 5. Joe Neisius, Rosemount, Minn.; 6. John DeAngelis, Jr, Hubertus, Wis; 7. Michael Ostdiek, Lakeville, Minn.; 8. Lawrence Berthiaume, Albertville, Minn.; 9. Dave Edwards, Salem, Wis; 10. Jake Sernett, Prior Lake, Minn.; 11. Jamie Farrell, New Prague, Minn.; 12. Mike Ehde, Prairie du Chien, Wis; 13. Casey Strese, Johnson Creek, Wis; 14. Jerry Mueller, Richfiled, Wis; 15. Michael Beamish, Egan, Minn.; 16. Ryan Kamish, Farmington, Minn.; 17. Collin Olson (r), Hugo, Minn.; 18. J. Herbst, LaCrosse, Wis; 19. Adam Bendzick, Elko, Minn.; 20. Tom Jasinski (r), Pewaukee, Wis; 21. Todd Kamish, Lakeville, Minn.; 22. Andy Niles, Holmen, Wis; 23. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Rockford.

Time Trial — 1. Michael Beamish, Egan, Minn.; 2. Casey Johnson, Edgerton, Wis; 3. Michael Ostdiek, Lakeville, Minn.; 4. Lawrence Berthiaume, Albertville, Minn.; 5. Austin Nason, Roscoe; 6. Jon Lemke, Shakopee, Minn.; 7. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Rockford; 8. Christopher Marek, Lakeville, Minn.; 9. John DeAngelis, Jr, Hubertus, Wis; 10. Dave Edwards, Salem, Wis; 11. Joe Neisius, Rosemount, Minn.; 12. Mike Ehde, Prairie du Chien, Wis; 13. Jerry Mueller, Richfiled, Wis; 14. Jamie Farrell, New Prague, Minn.; 15. Collin Olson (r), Hugo, Minn.; 16. Jake Sernett, Prior Lake, Minn.; 17. Adam
Bendzick, Elko, Minn.; 18. Todd Kamish, Lakeville, Minn.; 19. J. Herbst, LaCrosse, Wis; 20. Casey Strese, Johnson Creek, Wis; 21. Ryan Kamish, Farmington, Minn.; 22. Andy Niles, Holmen, Wis; 23. Tom Jasinski (r), Pewaukee, Wis.

CHAMPIONSHIP CHASE ‘THUNDERS’ INTO MINNESOTA THIS WEEKEND!

2014-09-18

What: 6th Annual ‘Thunderstruck 93,’ celebrating the life of Dan Ryan

Where: Elko Speedway (located at 26350 France Avenue Elko New Market, MN)

When: Saturday September 20

Schedule and Information:
9 AM- Pit Gates Open
1PM-2:30 PM- Rotating Practice (Big 8, Mid Am, Thundercars, Mini Stocks, Legends)
3 PM- Spectator Gates/Concessions Open
3:30 PM- Driver’s Meeting inside Champions
4 PM- Time Trials
5:30 PM- Heat Racing Begins
7:00 PM- Opening Ceremonies followed by Dashes, Last Chance Racing and Features!
HUGE FIREWORKS DISPLAY follows racing

Admission:
Adults- $20
Children (ages 4-12)- $5
Kids 3 & under FREE

Current Big 8 Series point standings (Top 6)

1. #5 Casey Johnson 626
2. #X Jon Reynolds, Jr. 589
3. #14 Austin Nason 587
4. #51 Dale Nottestad 566
5. #28 Jesse Bernhagen 495
6. #7 John DeAngelis, Jr 445

LAST YEAR AT ELKO: Hometown favorite ‘Cruiser’ Chris Marek protected his home turf with a commanding performance during the 2013 ‘Thunderstruck Weekend.’ On Friday evening, Marek set the fastest time in qualifying then followed that up with a win in the Big 8 Late Model Series 58 lap feature event. Marek held off all challengers and survived numerous yellow flags en route to the win, his first ever in Big 8 Series competition. Eventual 2013 Big 8 champion Casey Johnson and youngster John DeAngelis Jr dueled for second over the race’s final laps, with Johnson edging DeAngelis for the runner up position.

THIS YEAR: Heading into Elko, defending series champion Casey Johnson leads the Big 8 Series point standings, after a solid weekend at his ‘home track’ Jefferson Speedway during the Wisconsin State Championships. Johnson won both 65 lap features and captured the overall Wisconsin State Championship, his first ever in the prestigious event. As kind as Jefferson was to Johnson, many of the rest of the Big 8 Series title contenders battled their share of rough luck. Three-time series winner ‘Driver X’ Jon Reynolds Jr left Jefferson second in points, just two points ahead of Austin Nason in third. Dale Nottestad fell to fourth place in points and is still just 23 markers out of second place.

REMAINING BIG 8 LATE MODEL SERIES EVENTS:
Sat Sept 20- 6th Annual ‘Thunderstruck 93’ at Elko (MN) Speedway
Sat Sept 27- 49th Annual ‘National Short Track Championships’ at Rockford (IL) Speedway
Sat October 4- Oktoberfest Racing Weekend at LaCrosse (WI) Fairgrounds Speedway

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please visit www.big8series.com or www.elkospeedway.com

34th WISCONSIN STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS BELONG TO JOHNSON!

2014-09-16

JEFFERSON, WI (Sunday, September 14, 2014) Sporting the Dan Chesmore tribute paint scheme, Edgerton’s Casey Johnson captured wins in both of the twin 65 lap Wisconsin State Championship Late Model features. The wins marked Johnson’s seventh and eighth trip to victory lane this season at Jefferson Speedway and also won him his first Wisconsin State Championship.

The first of two Big 8 Series Late Model main events got underway with Dale Nottestad and Kyle Jarlsberg leading the field of 24 competitors to green. Nottestad grabbed control on lap one as Jarlsberg dropped back into a battle for second with Noel Ramge. Two cautions in the early going slowed the pace with Nottestad still showing the way with Jarlsberg and Ramge in second and third respectively. On lap 21, Alex Papini joined the leaders taking over the fourth position behind Ramge. Another caution on lap 29 for fluid on the racing surface served as an extended break in the action while cleanup ensued. Once racing resumed, Papini continued his climb toward the front as he took third from Ramge on lap 30 and second from Jarlsberg on lap 32. Papini began to size up Nottestad on the point while the leader tried to keep him in his rear view mirror. Meanwhile, Johnson pulled his machine into the third position on lap 48. After another yellow flag period on lap 58, Papini began to apply heavy pressure to Nottestad with Johnson continuing to watch from third. Nottestad and Papini made contact several times, eventually resulting in Johnson spinning to avoid an incident and force another caution. Johnson was allowed to keep his position on the restart behind Nottestad and Papini with only six laps to go. Nottestad and Papini renewed their battle for the top spot once racing resumed. After swapping paint several time, Nottestad spun on lap 63 to bring out one final caution. Nottestad and Papini were relegated to the rear of the field on the restart for their involvement in the caution, handing the point over to Johnson with only two laps remaining. Johnson remained in control through the checkers to claim the win with Ramge, Stephen Scheel, Shaun Scheel and Dylan Schuyler completing the top five.

Jon Reynolds Jr took control on the opening lap of feature number two with Jason Schuler battling Don Gaserude for second. Gaserude made hard contact with the turn three wall on lap two to force a caution. Racing resumed with Reynolds out front and Schuler riding in second. Meanwhile, Johnson was picking way toward the front as he looked to secure the overall championship. Johnson entered the top five on lap 34. Johnson continued forward, taking fourth on lap 40 and third three laps later. By lap 45, Johnson was alongside Schuler for second with Papini riding in his tracks. Johnson cleared for the second spot and pulled up behind Reynolds on lap 49. Johnson made quick work of Reynolds to secure the lead and begin to pull away from the pack. Papini followed into second in the closing laps, but Johnson was already well on his way to another feature victory. At the checkers, it was Johnson for the win followed by Papini, Reynolds, Schuler and Austin Nason. With his victories, Johnson was awarded the overall title with Noel Ramge second and Luke Westenberg in third.

Jefferson Speedway Results

2014-09-14

Big 8 Late Model Series Overall Results (UNOFFICAL) — 1. Casey Johnson, Edgerton, Wis; 2. Noel Ramge, Helenville, Wis; 3. Luke Westenberg, Jefferson, Wis; 4. Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills, Wis; 5. Austin Nason, Roscoe; 6. Jason Schuler, Cambridge, Wis; 7. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Rockford; 8. Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson, Wis; 9. Alex Papini, Machesney Park; 10. Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills, Wis; 11. Mike Grueneberg;; 12. Steve Dobbratz, Rio, Wis; 13. Brent Edmunds, Monticello, Wis; 14. Kyle Smith, Lake Mills, Wis; 15. Chris Quam, Stoughton, Wis; 16. Danny Church, Delavan, Wis; 17. Don Gaserude, Fort Atkinson, Wis; 18. J. Herbst, LaCrosse, Wis; 19. John Ovadal, Jr., Watertown, Wis; 20. Dale Nottestad, Cambridge, Wis; 21. Jesse Bernhagen, Markesan, Wis; 22. Brandon Pendleton, Helenville, Wis; 23. Kyle Jarlsberg, Jefferson, Wis; 24. Caleb Adrian, Walcott, Iowa.

Feature #1 — 1. Casey Johnson, Edgerton, Wis; 2. Noel Ramge, Helenville, Wis; 3. Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills, Wis; 4. Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills, Wis; 5. Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson, Wis; 6. Luke Westenberg, Jefferson, Wis; 7. Austin Nason, Roscoe; 8. Kyle Smith, Lake Mills, Wis; 9. Jason Schuler, Cambridge, Wis; 10. Don Gaserude, Fort Atkinson, Wis; 11. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Rockford; 12. Steve Dobbratz, Rio, Wis; 13. Brent Edmunds, Monticello, Wis; 14. Mike Grueneberg;; 15. Chris Quam, Stoughton, Wis; 16. Danny Church, Delavan, Wis; 17. Alex Papini, Machesney Park; 18. J. Herbst, LaCrosse, Wis; 19. Dale Nottestad, Cambridge, Wis; 20. Jesse Bernhagen, Markesan, Wis; 21. John Ovadal, Jr., Watertown, Wis; 22. Kyle Jarlsberg, Jefferson, Wis; 23. Brandon Pendleton, Helenville, Wis; 24. Caleb Adrian, Walcott, Iowa.

Feature #2 — 1. Casey Johnson, Edgerton, Wis; 2. Alex Papini, Machesney Park; 3. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Rockford; 4. Jason Schuler, Cambridge, Wis; 5. Austin Nason, Roscoe; 6. Luke Westenberg, Jefferson, Wis; 7. Noel Ramge, Helenville, Wis; 8. Mike Grueneberg;; 9. Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills, Wis; 10. Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson, Wis; 11. Steve Dobbratz, Rio, Wis; 12. Brent Edmunds, Monticello, Wis; 13. Danny Church, Delavan, Wis; 14. Chris Quam, Stoughton, Wis; 15. John Ovadal, Jr., Watertown, Wis; 16. Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek, Wis; 17. J. Herbst, LaCrosse, Wis; 18. Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills, Wis; 19. Casey Strese, Johnson Creek, Wis; 20. Kyle Smith, Lake Mills, Wis; 21. Brandon Pendleton, Helenville, Wis; 22. Don Gaserude, Fort Atkinson, Wis; 23. Dale Nottestad, Cambridge, Wis; 24. Jesse Bernhagen, Markesan, Wis.

Last Chance “A” 01 — 1. Don Gaserude, Fort Atkinson, Wis; 2. Caleb Adrian, Walcott, Iowa; 3. Brandon Pendleton, Helenville, Wis; 4. Casey Strese, Johnson Creek, Wis; 5. Trent Erdmann, Fort Atkinson, Wis; 6. Bruce Lee, Cambridge, Wis; 7. Kyle Taylor, Stoughton, Wis; 8. J. Herbst, LaCrosse, Wis; 9. Mike Ehde, Prairie du Chien, Wis; 10. Lincoln Keeser, Johnson Creek, Wis; 11. Tom Jasinski (r), Pewaukee, Wis; 12. Duke Long, West Bend, Wis; 13. Chester Williams, Waukesha, Wis.

Last Chance “A” 02 — 1. Jason Schuler, Cambridge, Wis; 2. Brent Edmunds, Monticello, Wis; 3. Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek, Wis; 4. Dave Edwards, Salem, Wis; 5. Tyler Peterson, Lake Geneva, Wis; 6. Craig Phillips, Edgerton, Wis; 7. Tony Koepke, Fort Atkinson, Wis; 8. Jeff Nowak, Weston, Wis; 9. Hunter Drefahl, Evansville, Wis; 10. Mike Taylor, Stoughton, Wis; 11. Tiffany Desjarlais, Columbus, Wis; 12. Shawn Gunsolus;.

Qualifier #1 — 1. Chris Quam, Stoughton, Wis; 2. Austin Nason, Roscoe; 3. Brandon Pendleton, Helenville, Wis; 4. Brent Edmunds, Monticello, Wis; 5. Bruce Lee, Cambridge, Wis; 6. Michael Bachaus, Milton, Wis; 7. Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek, Wis; 8. Kyle Taylor, Stoughton, Wis; 9. Tyler Peterson, Lake Geneva, Wis; 10. Casey Strese, Johnson Creek, Wis; 11. Duke Long, West Bend, Wis; 12. Mike Taylor, Stoughton, Wis; 13. Trent Erdmann, Fort Atkinson, Wis; 14. Tiffany Desjarlais, Columbus, Wis; 15. Chester Williams, Waukesha, Wis.

Qualifier #2 — 1. Mike Grueneberg;; 2. Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson, Wis; 3. Jason Schuler, Cambridge, Wis; 4. Don Gaserude, Fort Atkinson, Wis; 5. Dave Edwards, Salem, Wis; 6. J. Herbst, LaCrosse, Wis; 7. Mike Ehde, Prairie du Chien, Wis; 8. Jeff Nowak, Weston, Wis; 9. Caleb Adrian, Walcott, Iowa; 10. Tony Koepke, Fort Atkinson, Wis; 11. Hunter Drefahl, Evansville, Wis; 12. Lincoln Keeser, Johnson Creek, Wis; 13. Shawn Gunsolus;; 14. Tom Jasinski (r), Pewaukee, Wis; 15. Craig Phillips, Edgerton, Wis.

Race of Champions — 1. Dale Nottestad, Cambridge, Wis; 2. Mike Ehde, Prairie du Chien, Wis; 3. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Rockford; 4. Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek, Wis; 5. Don Gaserude, Fort Atkinson, Wis; 6. J. Herbst, LaCrosse, Wis; 7. Danny Church, Delavan, Wis.

1. Dale Nottestad, Cambridge, Wis; 2. Kyle Jarlsberg, Jefferson, Wis; 3. Noel Ramge, Helenville, Wis; 4. Jesse Bernhagen, Markesan, Wis; 5. Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills, Wis; 6. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Rockford; 7. Steve Dobbratz, Rio, Wis; 8. Chris Quam, Stoughton, Wis; 9. Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson, Wis; 10. Kyle Smith, Lake Mills, Wis; 11. Mike Grueneberg;; 12. Casey Johnson, Edgerton, Wis; 13. Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills, Wis; 14. Danny Church, Delavan, Wis; 15. Alex Papini, Machesney Park; 16. John Ovadal, Jr., Watertown, Wis; 17. Austin Nason, Roscoe; 18. Luke Westenberg, Jefferson, Wis.

Qualifying Dash 01 — 1. Jesse Bernhagen, Markesan, Wis; 2. Noel Ramge, Helenville, Wis; 3. Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills, Wis; 4. Luke Westenberg, Jefferson, Wis; 5. Kyle Jarlsberg, Jefferson, Wis; 6. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Rockford; 7. Kyle Smith, Lake Mills, Wis.

Qualifying Dash 02 — 1. Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills, Wis; 2. Casey Johnson, Edgerton, Wis; 3. Steve Dobbratz, Rio, Wis; 4. Dale Nottestad, Cambridge, Wis; 5. Alex Papini, Machesney Park; 6. Danny Church, Delavan, Wis; 7. John Ovadal, Jr., Watertown, Wis.

Time Trial — 1. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Rockford; 2. Alex Papini, Machesney Park; 3. Luke Westenberg, Jefferson, Wis; 4. John Ovadal, Jr., Watertown, Wis; 5. Kyle Jarlsberg, Jefferson, Wis; 6. Dale Nottestad, Cambridge, Wis; 7. Noel Ramge, Helenville, Wis; 8. Casey Johnson, Edgerton, Wis; 9. Stephen Scheel, Lake Mills, Wis; 10. Danny Church, Delavan, Wis; 11. Jesse Bernhagen, Markesan, Wis; 12. Steve Dobbratz, Rio, Wis; 13. Kyle Smith, Lake Mills, Wis; 14. Shaun Scheel, Lake Mills, Wis; 15. Austin Nason, Roscoe; 16. Mike Grueneberg;; 17. Brent Edmunds, Monticello, Wis; 18. J. Herbst, LaCrosse, Wis; 19. Trent Erdmann, Fort Atkinson, Wis; 20. Dylan Schuyler, Jefferson, Wis; 21. Chris Quam, Stoughton, Wis; 22. Jason Schuler, Cambridge, Wis; 23. Brandon Pendleton, Helenville, Wis; 24. Don Gaserude, Fort Atkinson, Wis; 25. Michael Bachaus, Milton, Wis; 26. Mike Ehde, Prairie du Chien, Wis; 27. Bruce Lee, Cambridge, Wis; 28. Craig Phillips, Edgerton, Wis; 29. Tyler Peterson, Lake Geneva, Wis; 30. Dave Edwards, Salem, Wis; 31. Kyle Taylor, Stoughton, Wis; 32. Caleb Adrian, Walcott, Iowa; 33. Jerry Eckhardt, Johnson Creek, Wis; 34. Jeff Nowak, Weston, Wis; 35. Casey Strese, Johnson Creek, Wis; 36. Tony Koepke, Fort Atkinson, Wis; 37. Duke Long, West Bend, Wis; 38. Shawn Gunsolus;; 39. Mike Taylor, Stoughton, Wis; 40. Tom Jasinski (r), Pewaukee, Wis; 41. Tiffany Desjarlais, Columbus, Wis; 42. Hunter Drefahl, Evansville, Wis; 43. Chester Williams, Waukesha, Wis; 44. Lincoln Keeser, Johnson Creek, Wis.

—IMPORTANT! Friday WI State Championships POSTPONED—

2014-09-12

Friday WI State Championships POSTPONED

Due to poor weather conditions, tonight’s events at Jefferson Speedway have been POSTPONED. Day 1 of the Pepsi Wisconsin State Championships will now be tomorrow, SATURDAY Sept 13. Gates open at 1pm, time trials at 5pm and racing at 7:30pm. Day 2 will be SUNDAY, Sept 14 with gates open at 11am and the first race at 2pm.

LOOKING AHEAD TO THIS WEEKEND’S WISCONSIN STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

2014-09-10

What: 34th Annual Wisconsin State Championships

Where: Jefferson Speedway, located between Jefferson and Cambridge WI on US Hwy 18

When: Friday and Saturday September 12 and 13

Schedule and Information:
Thursday Sept 11- Practice Night (Gates open at 4 PM, Track Open from 4 PM-9 PM)

Friday Sept 12- Gates open at 1 PM, Practice at 2 PM, Time Trials at 5 PM, Racing at 7:30 PM
(Full program including qualifying races, Preview Features and the Race of Champions)

Saturday Sept 13- Gates open at 3 PM, Practice at 4 PM, Racing at 7 PM
(Full program of Last Chance Races and Features including Twin 65 lap Late Model Features)

Admission:
Friday- $15 for adults, $12 (ages 12-15 & seniors) $8 (ages 8-11) Ages 7 & under are FREE
Saturday- $20 for adults, $15 (ages 12-15 & seniors), $10 (ages 8-11) Ages 7 & under are FREE

Current Big 8 Series point standings (Top 6)

1. #5 Casey Johnson 511
2. #51 Dale Nottestad 507
3. #14 Austin Nason 498
4. #X Jon Reynolds Jr 492
5. #7 John DeAngelis Jr 445
6. #28 Jesse Bernhagen 443

LAST YEAR AT JEFFERSON: 2013 Jefferson Speedway Track Champion Dale Nottestad shook off his Friday frustrations and felt Saturday sensations, sweeping the 33rd Annual Wisconsin State Championships. After issues in qualifying on Friday evening, Nottestad was forced to fight through a Friday night qualifying race. Nottestad avoided an early race wreck and won the qualifier, putting him in the 15th starting spot for Saturday’s first 75 lap feature. Nottestad raced through the field in both events, claiming both 75’s and the overall Wisconsin State Championship. Eventual Big 8 Series champion Casey Johnson was the weekend’s fast qualifier and finished second in both 75’s and overall.

THIS YEAR: For the second straight season, the Wisconsin State Championships at Jefferson kick off ‘four races in four weeks’ to determine the 2014 Big 8 Late Model Series champion. Defending series champion Casey Johnson leads his chief nemesis from 2013 Dale Nottestad by just four points in this year’s chase. Slinger Big 8 winner Austin Nason sits third, just thirteen points off the lead. ‘Driver X’ Jon Reynolds Jr, a three-time Big 8 winner in 2014, sits six points behind Nason and nineteen points behind Johnson. Young guns John DeAngelis Jr and Jesse Bernhagen are still in the battle for the championship and are separated by just two points in fifth and sixth.

REMAINING BIG 8 LATE MODEL SERIES EVENTS:
Fri-Sat Sept 13-14- 34th Annual Wisconsin State Championships at Jefferson (WI) Speedway
Sat Sept 20- 6th Annual ‘Thunderstruck 93’ at Elko (MN) Speedway
Sat Sept 27- 49th Annual ‘National Short Track Championships’ at Rockford (IL) Speedway
Sat October 4- Oktoberfest Racing Weekend at LaCrosse (WI) Fairgrounds Speedway

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please visit www.big8series.com or www.jeffersonspeedway.com

NEARLY SEVENTY ‘WEEKLY WARRIORS’ ALREADY ELIGIBLE FOR ‘JMcK 63’ AT ‘FEST!

2014-08-26

WEST SALEM, WI – The popular Big 8-style Late Models compete at ten different tracks throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa. Hundreds of Big 8 Late Model racers or ‘weekly warriors,’ compete against each other at these speedways and are involved in some of the toughest short track racing in the country.

Those ‘weekly warriors’ who have notched wins at their home tracks in 2014 are among the Late Model drivers eligible for the ‘JMcK 63’, which will be held Sunday October 5th at La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway as part of the Oktoberfest Race Weekend . The Late Model invitational event, honoring the late short track auto racing promoter John McKarns, returns to the final day of Oktoberfest for the fifth consecutive season.

Modeled after the Dick Trickle 99 race format McKarns introduced to ‘Fest in 2007, the JMcK 63 is contested in three 21 lap segments with the first segment being lined up by draw, the second by inversion and third based on the overall point total heading into the final segment. ‘JMcK’ was an abbreviated version of John McKarns’ signature over the years.

This invitational event is open to 2014 weekly late model and Big 8 Series feature winners, former Big 8 Series Oktoberfest Champions, past ARTGO Challenge Series top guns as well as the top six in Big 8 Series points.

The first installment of the JMcK back in 2010 saw local favorite Skylar Holzhausen take the win in dramatic fashion. In 2011, Kyle Shear claimed top honors as he passed an impressive 34 cars throughout the day to capture victory. In 2012, Zach Riddle capped off an unforgettable Oktoberfest Weekend, winning the JMcK one day after finishing first in the Big 8 Series’ championship race on the half-mile oval. Last season, Minnesota’s Chris Marek nearly became the first driver to sweep all three segments of the event on his road to victory.

For additional information regarding the Oktoberfest Race Weekend including camping, call 608-786-1525 or visit www.oktoberfestraceweekend.com.

JMcK 63 Big 8 Late Model Invitational
Oktoberfest Race Weekend
Sunday Afternoon October 5, 2014
La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway
(68 Eligible Drivers as of 8/26/14)

DRIVER NAME- ELIGIBILITY
Adam Degenhardt- LaCrosse Speedway
Alex Papini- Rockford Speedway
Alex Prunty- Slinger Speedway
Alex Stumpf- Wisconsin Int’l Raceway
Austin Nason- Big 8 Series
Bobby Wilberg- 2012 JMcK Segment Winner
Brad Powell- LaCrosse Speedway
Brady Liddle- Columbus 151 Speedway
Brent Strelka- Wisconsin Int’l Raceway
Brett Wenzel- Wisconsin Int’l Raceway
Casey Johnson- Jefferson Speedway/Big 8 Series
Chris Marek- Elko Speedway/2013 JMcK winner
Chris Quam- Jefferson Speedway
Cole Anderson- Elko Speedway
Corey Jankowski- LaCrosse Speedway
Corey Manders- Wisconsin Int’l Raceway
Cory Kemkes- Wisconsin Int’l Raceway
Dale Nottestad- Jefferson Speedway
Dan Lensing- Dells Raceway Park
Danny Church- Slinger Speedway
David Cabelka- State Park Speedway
Don Gaserude- Columbus 151 Speedway
Doug Brown- Elko Speedway
Dudley Fleck- Hawkeye Downs
Gary Krueger- ARTGO Star
Griffin McGrath- Hawkeye Downs
J Herbst- 2012 JMcK Segment winner
Jack Stern- Slinger Speedway
Jake Carpenter- Wisconsin Int’l Raceway
Jason Schuler- 2011 JMcK Segment Winner/ARTGO Star
Jesse Bernhagen- Dells Raceway Park
Jim Duchow- Wisconsin Int’l Raceway
Jimmy Ganski- State Park Speedway
Joey Gase- Hawkeye Downs
John DeAngelis Jr- Madison International Speedway
Jon Lemke- Elko Speedway/ARTGO Star
Jon Reynolds Jr- Rockford Speedway/Big 8 Series
Kevin Nuttleman- Over 100 career La Crosse wins
Kyle Shear- 2011 JMcK Winner
Kyle Smith- Jefferson Speedway
Lawrence Berthiume- Elko Speedway
Lincoln Keeser- Columbus 151 Speedway
Luke Westenberg- Jefferson Speedway
Michael Gruenberg- Jefferson Speedway
Michael Ostdiek- Elko Speedway
Mike Brooks- State Park Speedway
Mike Ehde- Columbus 151 Speedway
Mike Koeneke- LaCrosse Speedway
Mike Meyerhofer- Slinger Speedway
Natalie Decker- State Park Speedway
Nick Beaver- Elko Spedway
Nick Nolden- Dells Raceway Park
Ricky Bilderback- Rockford Speedway
Ron Bishofberger- Columbus 151 Speedway
Ryan Kamish- Elko Speedway
Ryan Zielski- Slinger Speedway
Shane Morrissey- Dells Raceway Park
Shaun Scheel- Jefferson Speedway
Skylar Holzhausen- Past Big 8 ‘Fest Winner/2010 JMcK Winner
Stephen Scheel- Slinger Speedway
Steve Carlson- La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway/ARTGO Star
Steve Rubeck- Past Big 8 ‘Fest Winner
Tim Plummer- Hawkeye Downs
Todd Korish- La Cross Fairgrounds Speedway/Past Big 8 ‘Fest Winner
Tory Adams- Columbus 151 Speedway
Tory Bagley- Jefferson Speedway
Ty Majeski- LaCrosse Speedway
Wayne Freimund- Slinger Speedway
Zach Riddle- Past Big 8 ‘Fest Winner/2012 JMcK Winner

To Enter this event or for eligibility questions please contact Gregg McKarns at 815-703-0285

REYNOLDS OUTRUNS NOTTESTAD FOR MIS CHECKERS!

2014-07-30

Jon Reynolds Jr. won the 48 lap feature for the Big 8 Late Models on Salute to America Night at Madison International Speedway.

Jon Reynolds Jr. and Kevin Knuese paced the field of twenty-four to the green flag. Reynolds Jr. took the lead from the top with Dan Lensing, Dale Nottestad, and Bobby Wilberg up to second through fourth. Nottestad and Wilberg were both able to pass Lensing on lap 5 but were still eight lengths behind the leader. The caution flag came out on lap 8 when Chris Marek’s machine stopped on the backstretch.

Reynolds Jr. maintained the lead with Nottestad, Wilberg, Tim Sargent, and Knuese in pursuit before the caution flag came out on lap 8 when Brady Liddle’s car spun in turn three. Wilberg had mechanical issues and was forced to take his car to the pits ending his night.

The race stayed green for just one lap before Michael Clapper spun on the backstretch. On the restart Reynolds Jr. and Nottestad jumped ahead of the field followed by Sargent, Knuese, and Lensing. A spin in turn two brought out the caution flag on lap 14.

Reynolds Jr. and Nottestad once again put more than ten lengths between themselves and the field while Lensing and Sargent were fighting it out for third. By lap 25 Reynolds Jr. had built a five car length lead over Nottestad with Lensing a distant third followed by Knuese and Sargent. On lap 33 Reynolds Jr. had to slow to get around lapped traffic allowing Nottestad to cut into his lead. But two laps later the lead was back to seven car lengths and growing. On lap 42 Casey Johnson was up to fourth after passing Knuese.

Only a caution flag could slow down Reynolds Jr., but it didn’t happen tonight as he cruised to victory lane. Nottestad finished second followed by Lensing, Johnson, and Austin Nason.

“I’ve spent most of my life up here watching my dad and other people race…I just love this place. It’s cool winning here,” said Reynolds Jr. from victory lane.

J Herbst won the twelve lap last chance race with Michael Clapper, Dave Edwards, and Casey Strese also transferring.

Transferring to the feature from the qualifying races were Bill Baumeister and Casey Johnson from the first race and Steve Dobbratz and Mike Ehde from the second.

Jon Reynolds Jr. won the first six lap dash while Kevin Knuese took home the win in the second. Both races determined the starting fourteen in the feature.

Bobby Wilberg set fast time in qualifying with a lap of 18.930 (95.087 mph).

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