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Results from 07.04.14

2014-07-04

Big 8 Late Model Series

A-Main 01 — 1. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Rockford; 2. Nick Nolden, Sun Prairie, Wis; 3. Dale Nottestad, Cambridge, Wis; 4. Austin Nason, Roscoe; 5. Dan Lensing, Roscoe; 6. Jesse Bernhagen, Markesan, Wis; 7. Rich Schumann, Jr., Portage, Wis; 8. John DeAngelis, Jr, Hubertus, Wis; 9. Gregg Pawelski, Muskego, Wis; 10. Casey Johnson, Edgerton, Wis; 11. Tim Sargent, South Beloit; 12. Morgan Schissel, Marshall, Wis; 13. Jacob Gille, Machesney Park; 14. Steve Dobbratz, Rio, Wis; 15. J. Herbst, LaCrosse, Wis; 16. Dave Edwards, Salem, Wis; 17. Michael Ostdiek, Lakeville, Minn.; 18. Shayne Poehnelt, Spring Green, Wis; 19. Shane Morrissey, Cuba City, Wis; 20. Jacob Zellmer, Waterford, Wis; 21. Tyler Sauter, Necedah, Wis; 22. Luke Westenberg, Jefferson, Wis; 23. Wayne Freimund, Elkhorn, Wis; 24. Mike Ehde, Prairie du Chien, Wis.

Last Chance “A” 01 — 1. Dave Edwards, Salem, Wis; 2. Jacob Gille, Machesney Park; 3. Shayne Poehnelt, Spring Green, Wis; 4. Mike Ehde, Prairie du Chien, Wis; 5. Michael Clapper, Dane, Wis; 6. Luke Westenberg, Jefferson, Wis; 7. Garett Goodwin, Three Oaks, Mich.; 8. Craig Phillips, Edgerton, Wis; 9. Casey Strese, Johnson Creek, Wis; 10. Mark Miller, Columbus, Wis; 11. Tony Brutti, Dyer, Ind.; 12. Nick Roehl, Fond du Lac, Wis; 13. Cody Kippenhan, Ypsilanti, Mich.; 14. Jim Bates, Wisconsin Dells, Wis; 15. Dillon Hammond, Grand Marsh, Wis; 16. Ken Jacoby, Marhsall, Wis; 17. Collin Olson, Hugo, Minn.; 18. Mark English, Edgerton, Wis; 19. Tom Jasinski, Pewaukee, Wis; 20. Shane Morrissey, Cuba City, Wis; 21. Dale Schultz, Mauston, Wis.

Heat 01 — 1. Morgan Schissel, Marshall, Wis; 2. J. Herbst, LaCrosse, Wis; 3. Dave Edwards, Salem, Wis; 4. Michael Clapper, Dane, Wis; 5. Jacob Gille, Machesney Park; 6. Luke Westenberg, Jefferson, Wis; 7. Jim Bates, Wisconsin Dells, Wis; 8. Casey Strese, Johnson Creek, Wis; 9. Mark Miller, Columbus, Wis; 10. Dillon Hammond, Grand Marsh, Wis; 11. Nick Roehl, Fond du Lac, Wis; 12. Cody Kippenhan, Ypsilanti, Mich.; 13. Mark English,

Heat 02 — 1. Tyler Sauter, Necedah, Wis; 2. Wayne Freimund, Elkhorn, Wis; 3. Mike Ehde, Prairie du Chien, Wis; 4. Shayne Poehnelt, Spring Green, Wis; 5. Garett Goodwin, Three Oaks, Mich.; 6. Tony Brutti, Dyer, Ind.; 7. Craig Phillips, Edgerton, Wis; 8. Ken Jacoby, Marhsall, Wis; 9. Tom Jasinski, Pewaukee, Wis; 10. Collin Olson, Hugo, Minn.; 11. Dale Schultz, Mauston, Wis; 12. Shane Morrissey, Cuba City, Wis.

Qualifying Dash 01 — 1. Casey Johnson, Edgerton, Wis; 2. Dale Nottestad, Cambridge, Wis; 3. Steve Dobbratz, Rio, Wis; 4. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Rockford; 5. Jacob Zellmer, Waterford, Wis; 6. Gregg Pawelski, Muskego, Wis; 7. Tim Sargent, South Beloit.

Qualifying Dash 02 — 1. Nick Nolden, Sun Prairie, Wis; 2. Michael Ostdiek, Lakeville, Minn.; 3. Rich Schumann, Jr., Portage, Wis; 4. Dan Lensing, Roscoe; 5. Austin Nason, Roscoe; 6. John DeAngelis, Jr, Hubertus, Wis; 7. Jesse Bernhagen, Markesan, Wis.

Time Trial — 1. Tim Sargent, South Beloit; 2. Dan Lensing, Roscoe; 3. Steve Dobbratz, Rio, Wis; 4. John DeAngelis, Jr, Hubertus, Wis; 5. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Rockford; 6. Austin Nason, Roscoe; 7. Dale Nottestad, Cambridge, Wis; 8. Jesse Bernhagen, Markesan, Wis; 9. Gregg Pawelski, Muskego, Wis; 10. Rich Schumann, Jr., Portage, Wis; 11. Casey Johnson, Edgerton, Wis; 12. Nick Nolden, Sun Prairie, Wis; 13. Jacob Zellmer, Waterford, Wis; 14. Michael Ostdiek, Lakeville, Minn.; 15. J. Herbst, LaCrosse, Wis; 16. Shane Morrissey, Cuba City, Wis; 17. Luke Westenberg, Jefferson, Wis; 18. Mike Ehde, Prairie du Chien, Wis; 19. Morgan Schissel, Marshall, Wis; 20. Tyler Sauter, Necedah, Wis; 21. Dave Edwards, Salem, Wis; 22. Wayne Freimund, Elkhorn, Wis; 23. Jim Bates, Wisconsin Dells, Wis; 24. Shayne Poehnelt, Spring Green, Wis; 25. Michael Clapper, Dane, Wis; 26. Garett Goodwin, Three Oaks, Mich.; 27. Jacob Gille, Machesney Park; 28. Tony Brutti, Dyer, Ind.; 29. Casey Strese, Johnson Creek, Wis; 30. Craig Phillips, Edgerton, Wis; 31. Dillon Hammond, Grand Marsh, Wis; 32. Dale Schultz, Mauston, Wis; 33. Cody Kippenhan, Ypsilanti, Mich.; 34. Ken Jacoby, Marhsall, Wis; 35. Nick Roehl, Fond du Lac, Wis; 36. Tom Jasinski, Pewaukee, Wis; 37. Mark English, Edgerton, Wis; 38. Collin Olson, Hugo, Minn.; 39. Mark Miller, Columbus, Wis.

AFTER SEVEN YEARS OF WAITING, BIG 8 RACING RETURNS TO DELLS RACEWAY PARK!

2014-07-03

The year was 2007. George W Bush was still President, Apple released the first IPhone and the Big 8 Late Model Series presented by Gandrud Chevrolet made its first trip to Dells Raceway Park.

On that sweltering Tuesday evening in June, rookie Matt Byrne was quick qualifier, while eventual Series champion Ricky Bilderback made a late race move on Mike Lloyd to score his only Big 8 Series win in the 58 lap race.

Seven years later, the ‘Best Weekly Warriors in the Country’ are finally set to make their return to the central Wisconsin speed plant for a date this Friday night July 4 as part of the ‘North American Cup’ Racing Weekend!

Friday night’s tilt features another strong list of entrants including defending Dells Raceway Park (DRP) champion Nick Nolden. Nolden, who won more features than anyone else last season at DRP, has already pocketed three wins at his home track this year. Other local favorites joining Nolden on the entry list include former DRP track champions Rich Schumann Jr, Mike Ehde and ‘Rocketman’ Dan Lensing, who currently sits sixth in Big 8 point standings.

No driver may be riding more momentum into the weekend’s race at DRP than ‘Driver X’ Jon Reynolds Jr. Last Friday night, Reynolds captured his eighth career Big 8 Series trophy, leading every lap of the ‘Salute to America 48’ at Madison International Speedway. The following night, Reynolds went from 20th to 1st on his way to victory in Rockford Speedway’s ‘Star Spangled 76’, pocketing nearly $2100 for his efforts. Reynolds, the 2006 Big 8 Series champion, made a big move in the series points last weekend and another solid run would put him in the conversation for the Big 8 point lead.

Speaking of momentum, defending Big 8 Series champion Casey Johnson will be at DRP Friday night. Johnson, fresh off a feature win last Saturday at Jefferson Speedway, is looking for his second Big 8 win of the year. Teenager Austin Nason, runner up in current Big 8 standings and defending Jefferson Speedway track champion Dale Nottestad, also will be part of the star-studded field Friday night in the Dells.

Other drivers to watch this Friday night include current Elko Speedway point leader ‘Cruiser’ Chris Marek, two-time LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway champion J Herbst, 2012 Big 8 Series Rookie of the Year Jesse Bernhagen, 2011 Slinger Speedway champion ‘Insane’ Wayne Freimund and John DeAngelis Jr, who is currently third in DRP point standings and ninth in Big 8 Series standings.

Spectator gates open Friday at 4 PM, with Quartermaster Time Trials set to begin at 5:15 PM. A complete program of Big 8 racing begins at 7:15 PM, along with the opening night of racing for the ‘Bandit Summer Nationals’. Adult admissions in $15, seniors (ages 65+) are $13, Students (ages 10-15) are $7 while Kids 9 and under are admitted FREE!

For more information on Dells Raceway Park and the North American Cup, please visit www.dellsracewaypark.com.

For more information in the Big 8 Late Model Series presented by Gandrud Chevrolet, please visit www.big8series.com.

Big 8 Late Model Series
Expected Entries (36 as of 8 AM 7/3/14)
‘North American Cup’
Dells Raceway Park
Friday July 4 2014

2- Shayne Poehnelt
2- Tim Sargent
3- Chris Marek
03- Cody Kippenhan
5- Casey Johnson
5- Dave Edwards
7- John DeAngelis Jr
9- Tony Brutti
X- Jon Reynolds Jr
14- Austin Nason
15- Michael Clapper
16- Luke Westenberg
17- Eric Connell
17- Gregg Pawelski
17- Jon Lemke
18- Mike Ehde
19- Dan Lensing
21- Shane Morrissey
23- Casey Strese
27- Collin Olson
28- Jesse Bernhagen
29- Garrett Goodwin
37- Mike Meyerhofer
46- Tom Jasinski
50- Jake Gille
51-Dale Nottestad
52- Steve Dobbratz
55- Craig Phillips
57- Mark English
67- Nick Nolden
71- Morgan Schissel
82- J Herbst
88- Mark Miller
88- Ken Jacoby
93- John Beinlich
95.3- Wayne Freimund

Results from 06.27.14

2014-06-28

Big 8 Late Model Series

A-Main 01 — 1. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Rockford; 2. Dale Nottestad, Cambridge, Wis; 3. Dan Lensing, Roscoe; 4. Casey Johnson, Edgerton, Wis; 5. Austin Nason, Roscoe; 6. Kevin Knuese, Waukesha, Wis; 7. Tim Sargent, South Beloit; 8. Gregg Pawelski, Muskego, Wis; 9. Ryan Goldade, Edgerton, Wis; 10. Jesse Bernhagen, Markesan, Wis; 11. Mike Meyerhofer, Burlington, Wis; 12. Steve Dobbratz, Rio, Wis; 13. John DeAngelis, Jr, Hubertus, Wis; 14. Shane Morrissey, Cuba City, Wis; 15. Billy Baumeister, Janesville, Wis; 16. J. Herbst, LaCrosse, Wis; 17. Jacob Gille, Machesney Park; 18. Dave Edwards, Salem, Wis; 19. Casey Strese, Johnson Creek, Wis; 20. Mike Ehde, Prairie du Chien, Wis; 21. Michael Clapper, Dane, Wis; 22. Brady Liddle, Oregon, Wis; 23. Bobby Wilberg, Beloit, Wis; 24. Christopher Marek, Lakeville, Minn..

Last Chance “A” 01 — 1. J. Herbst, LaCrosse, Wis; 2. Michael Clapper, Dane, Wis; 3. Dave Edwards, Salem, Wis; 4. Casey Strese, Johnson Creek, Wis; 5. Tony Brutti, Dyer, Ind.; 6. Mark Miller, Columbus, Wis; 7. Wayne Freimund, Elkhorn, Wis; 8. Shayne Poehnelt, Spring Green, Wis; 9. Jacob Gille, Machesney Park; 10. Craig Phillips, Edgerton, Wis; 11. Collin Olson, Hugo, Minn.; 12. Tom Jasinski, Pewaukee, Wis; 13. Shane Morrissey, Cuba City, Wis.

Heat 01 — 1. Billy Baumeister, Janesville, Wis; 2. Casey Johnson, Edgerton, Wis; 3. J. Herbst, LaCrosse, Wis; 4. Tony Brutti, Dyer, Ind.; 5. Mark Miller, Columbus, Wis; 6. Jacob Gille, Machesney Park; 7. Garett Goodwin, Three Oaks, Mich.; 8. Tom Jasinski, Pewaukee, Wis; 9. Wayne Freimund, Elkhorn, Wis; 10. Shane Morrissey, Cuba City, Wis; 11. Andy Evraets, Menomonee Falls, Wis.

Heat 02 — 1. Steve Dobbratz, Rio, Wis; 2. Mike Ehde, Prairie du Chien, Wis; 3. Dave Edwards, Salem, Wis; 4. Michael Clapper, Dane, Wis; 5. Casey Strese, Johnson Creek, Wis; 6. Shayne Poehnelt, Spring Green, Wis; 7. Craig Phillips, Edgerton, Wis; 8. Collin Olson, Hugo, Minn.; 9. Kyle Kirberger, Ramsey, Minn.; 10. Brent Edmunds, Monticello, Wis.

Qualifying Dash 01 — 1. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Rockford; 2. Dan Lensing, Roscoe; 3. Dale Nottestad, Cambridge, Wis; 4. Bobby Wilberg, Beloit, Wis; 5. Austin Nason, Roscoe; 6. John DeAngelis, Jr, Hubertus, Wis; 7. Brady Liddle, Oregon, Wis.

Qualifying Dash 02 — 1. Kevin Knuese, Waukesha, Wis; 2. Gregg Pawelski, Muskego, Wis; 3. Mike Meyerhofer, Burlington, Wis; 4. Tim Sargent, South Beloit; 5. Jesse Bernhagen, Markesan, Wis; 6. Christopher Marek, Lakeville, Minn.; 7. Ryan Goldade, Edgerton, Wis.

Time Trial — 1. Bobby Wilberg, Beloit, Wis; 2. Christopher Marek, Lakeville, Minn.; 3. Austin Nason, Roscoe; 4. Tim Sargent, South Beloit; 5. Dale Nottestad, Cambridge, Wis; 6. Ryan Goldade, Edgerton, Wis; 7. John DeAngelis, Jr, Hubertus, Wis; 8. Mike Meyerhofer, Burlington, Wis; 9. Brady Liddle, Oregon, Wis; 10. Jesse Bernhagen, Markesan, Wis; 11. Dan Lensing, Roscoe; 12. Gregg Pawelski, Muskego, Wis; 13. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Rockford; 14. Kevin Knuese, Waukesha, Wis; 15. Casey Johnson, Edgerton, Wis; 16. Brent Edmunds, Monticello, Wis; 17. Jacob Gille, Machesney Park; 18. Mike Ehde, Prairie du Chien, Wis; 19. Billy Baumeister, Janesville, Wis; 20. Steve Dobbratz, Rio, Wis; 21. Shane Morrissey, Cuba City, Wis; 22. Kyle Kirberger, Ramsey, Minn.; 23. J. Herbst, LaCrosse, Wis; 24. Dave Edwards, Salem, Wis; 25. Andy Evraets, Menomonee Falls, Wis; 26. Shayne Poehnelt, Spring Green, Wis; 27. Wayne Freimund, Elkhorn, Wis; 28. Michael Clapper, Dane, Wis; 29. Mark Miller, Columbus, Wis; 30. Craig Phillips, Edgerton, Wis; 31. Tony Brutti, Dyer, Ind.; 32. Nick Nolden, Sun Prairie, Wis; 33. Collin Olson, Hugo, Minn.; 34. Garett Goodwin, Three Oaks, Mich.; 35. Tom Jasinski, Pewaukee, Wis; 36. Casey Strese, Johnson Creek, Wis.

FIVE STATES AND NUMEROUS CHAMPIONSHIPS REPRESENTED ON MIS ENTRY LIST!

2014-06-26

A very diverse and exciting lineup of drivers has thrown their hat into the ring for this Friday night’s Big 8 Late Model Series presented by Gandrud Chevrolet ‘Salute to America 48’ at Madison International Speedway.

Drivers from Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and Indiana have already entered for the event, with 30 track and series championships represented throughout the field. Local favorites such as multi-time track champion Bobby Wilberg, defending race winner Dale Nottestad and 2013 Big 8 Late Model Series champion Casey Johnson will look defend their home turf against the likes of ‘Rocketman’ Dan Lensing, ‘Cruiser’ Chris Marek, ‘Driver X’ Jon Reynolds Jr and many more!

The Madison Big 8 date has become a fan favorite, not only for the exciting on-track action, but also for the terrific Fireworks display that always accompanies the show. Once again this year, fans will be treated to the largest aerial fireworks display at any racetrack in the Midwest following the races. Along with the Big 8 excitement and the huge fireworks display, the Great Northern Sportsman Series and IMCA Vintage Cars will race in support of the ‘Best Weekly Warriors in the Country.’

Qualifying gets underway at 6 PM Friday night, with the first green flag set to wave at 7:30 PM. Adult admission is $15, with Students and Seniors admitted for $13. Children ages 6-11 are admitted for $5, while all kids 5 and under are admitted free! All current and retired Military Personnel will be admitted free with proof of service while current Boy and Girl Scouts will also be admitted free.

For more information on Madison International Speedway, please visit www.madisoninternationalspeedway.com or call 608/835-9700. For more information on the Big 8 Late Model Series presented by Gandrud Chevrolet, please visit www.big8series.com.

Big 8 Late Model Series presented by Gandrud Chevrolet
Expected Entries
‘Salute to America 48’
Madison International Speedway
(as of 6/26/14 12 PM)

2- Kyle Kirberger
2- Tim Sargent
3- Chris Marek
5- Casey Johnson
5- Dave Edwards
7- John DeAngelis Jr.
9- Tony Brutti
X- Jon Reynolds Jr.
12- Bill Baumeister
14- Austin Nason
15- Michael Clapper
17- Eric Connell
17- Gregg Pawelski
18- Mike Ehde
18- Brady Liddle
19- Dan Lensing
21- Shane Morrissey
23- Casey Strese
27- Collin Olson
28- Jesse Bernhagen
28- Bobby Wilberg
29- Garrett Goodwin
33- Kevin Knuese
37- Mike Meyerhofer
39- Ryan Goldade
46- Tom Jasinski
46- Ryan Miles
49- Andy Evraets
50- Jake Gille
51- Dale Nottestad
52- Steve Dobbratz
55- Craig Phillips
57- Mark English
67- Nick Nolden
71- Morgan Schissel
82- J Herbst
87- Brent Edmunds
88- Mark Miller
95.3- Wayne Freimund

Entry Forms for Big 8 Slinger and Wausau Events Now Online

2014-06-23

The Big 8 Late Model Series presented by Gandrud Chevrolet returns to “The World’s Fastest 1/4 Mile” during the King of the High Banks 68 at Slinger Speedway on Sunday night July 13. The Series featuring top weekly Late Model racers from across the region will finish a busy July on Friday night July 25 at State Park Speedway in Wausau, WI when they headline the opening evening of the Larry Detjens Memorial. Entry forms for both events are now online at www.big8series.com
The next event for the Big 8 Series is this Friday June 27 at Madison International Speedway before a long awaited return to Dells Raceway park on Friday July 4.

THROUGH RAIN, WIND AND LAPPED TRAFFIC, JOHNSON DELIVERS AT COLUMBUS

2014-05-28

Casey Johnson fought through a rain delay, power outage, and lapped traffic to emerge victorious in the Big 8 Late Model Series presented by Gandrud Chevrolet feature event Memorial Day Monday at Columbus 151 Speedway.

After three aborted starts to the event and with more threatening weather on the way, the race got underway with an announced distance of thirty-nine laps instead of the scheduled seventy-eight laps, with another rain storm fast approaching. Pole sitter and Columbus regular Brady Liddle showed the way early in the event over teenager Brent Edmunds, making his third Big 8 Series start. As the race settled in, Liddle continued to lead Edmunds, with Johnson quickly making his way to the front.

With the advancing storms apparent, a sense of urgency was felt by all competitors. Johnson especially felt this urgency, working inside of Edmunds for the second spot. As Johnson advanced through the field, Austin Nason followed the defending Big 8 Series champion through traffic. As Johnson advanced to second, Nason grabbed third. Only a few laps later, Johnson used the traffic to grab the lead from Liddle. As Johnson moved to the lead, Nason followed Johnson and assumed second place, dropping Liddle to third. Nason worked hard to find a way around Johnson, but lapped traffic worked in Johnson’s favor, as he was able to keep Nason at bay.

One final caution flew with four laps remaining, setting up a sprint to the finish. Johnson pulled away from the pack at the drop of the green, cruising to the victory. Nason matched his best ever Big 8 finish with a second place effort. Edmunds claimed third, his first podium finish in the Big 8 Series. Defending Dells Raceway Park champion Nick Nolden came home in fourth, with defending Jefferson Speedway Champion Dale Nottestad rounding out the top five.

(Thanks to Charlie Spry for his help and contributions to this report)

Columbus 151 Speedway Results

2014-05-27

Big 8 Late Model Series

A-Main 01 — 1. Casey Johnson, Edgerton, Wis; 2. Austin Nason, Roscoe; 3. Brent Edmunds, Monticello, Wis; 4. Nick Nolden, Sun Prairie, Wis; 5. Dale Nottestad, Cambridge, Wis; 6. Brady Liddle, Oregon, Wis; 7. Steve Dobbratz, Rio, Wis; 8. John DeAngelis, Jr, Hubertus, Wis; 9. Jesse Bernhagen, Markesan, Wis; 10. Wayne Freimund, Elkhorn, Wis; 11. Mike Meyerhofer, Burlington, Wis; 12. Dan Lensing, Roscoe; 13. Christopher Marek, Lakeville, Minn.; 14. Tim Sargent, South Beloit; 15. Gregg Pawelski, Muskego, Wis; 16. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Rockford; 17. J. Herbst, LaCrosse, Wis; 18. Mark Miller, Columbus, Wis; 19. Jacob Gille, Machesney Park; 20. Dave Edwards, Salem, Wis; 21. Jacob Vanoskey, Hartford, Wis; 22. Mike Ehde, Prairie du Chien, Wis; 23. John Beale, Verona, Wis; 24. Michael Clapper, Dane, Wis.

Last Chance “A” 01 — 1. J. Herbst, LaCrosse, Wis; 2. Mike Ehde, Prairie du Chien, Wis; 3. Jacob Gille, Machesney Park; 4. John Beale, Verona, Wis; 5. Dave Edwards, Salem, Wis; 6. Craig Phillips, Edgerton, Wis; 7. Ryan Kamish, Farmington, Minn.; 8. Jeff Nowak, Weston, Wis; 9. Mark English, Edgerton, Wis; 10. Eric Connell, Fort Atkinson, Wis; 11. Jacob Vanoskey, Hartford, Wis; 12. Casey Strese, Johnson Creek, Wis; 13. Collin Olson, Hugo, Minn.; 14. Tom Jasinski, Pewaukee, Wis; 15. Cody Kippenhan, Menasha, Wis; 16. Kyle Kirberger, Ramsey, Minn.; 17. Jeff Holtz, Franksville, Wis.

Heat 01 — 1. Mark Miller, Columbus, Wis; 2. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Rockford; 3. J. Herbst, LaCrosse, Wis; 4. Ryan Kamish, Farmington, Minn.; 5. Jeff Nowak, Weston, Wis; 6. Mike Ehde, Prairie du Chien, Wis; 7. Craig Phillips, Edgerton, Wis; 8. Cody Kippenhan, Menasha, Wis; 9. Kyle Kirberger, Ramsey, Minn.; 10. Mike Taylor, Stoughton, Wis; 11. Collin Olson, Hugo, Minn..

Heat 02 — 1. Tim Sargent, South Beloit; 2. Michael Clapper, Dane, Wis; 3. Jacob Gille, Machesney Park; 4. John Beale, Verona, Wis; 5. Dave Edwards, Salem, Wis; 6. Jeff Holtz, Franksville, Wis; 7. Casey Strese, Johnson Creek, Wis; 8. Mark English, Edgerton, Wis; 9. Jacob Vanoskey, Hartford, Wis; 10. Eric Connell, Fort Atkinson, Wis; 11. Tom Jasinski, Pewaukee, Wis.

Qualifying Dash 01 — 1. Brady Liddle, Oregon, Wis; 2. Brent Edmunds, Monticello, Wis; 3. Mike Meyerhofer, Burlington, Wis; 4. Casey Johnson, Edgerton, Wis; 5. Gregg Pawelski, Muskego, Wis; 6. Wayne Freimund, Elkhorn, Wis; 7. Steve Dobbratz, Rio, Wis.

Qualifying Dash 02 — 1. Austin Nason, Roscoe; 2. Dale Nottestad, Cambridge, Wis; 3. Christopher Marek, Lakeville, Minn.; 4. Dan Lensing, Roscoe; 5. Nick Nolden, Sun Prairie, Wis; 6. Jesse Bernhagen, Markesan, Wis; 7. John DeAngelis, Jr, Hubertus, Wis.

Time Trial — 1. Steve Dobbratz, Rio, Wis; 2. Jesse Bernhagen, Markesan, Wis; 3. Casey Johnson, Edgerton, Wis; 4. John DeAngelis, Jr, Hubertus, Wis; 5. Mike Meyerhofer, Burlington, Wis; 6. Christopher Marek, Lakeville, Minn.; 7. Gregg Pawelski, Muskego, Wis; 8. Nick Nolden, Sun Prairie, Wis; 9. Brent Edmunds, Monticello, Wis; 10. Dale Nottestad, Cambridge, Wis; 11. Wayne Freimund, Elkhorn, Wis; 12. Dan Lensing, Roscoe; 13. Brady Liddle, Oregon, Wis; 14. Austin Nason, Roscoe; 15. Kyle Kirberger, Ramsey, Minn.; 16. Jeff Holtz, Franksville, Wis; 17. Ryan Kamish, Farmington, Minn.; 18. Michael Clapper, Dane, Wis; 19. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Rockford; 20. Casey Strese, Johnson Creek, Wis; 21. Mark Miller, Columbus, Wis; 22. Tim Sargent, South Beloit; 23. Mike Ehde, Prairie du Chien, Wis; 24. Jacob Gille, Machesney Park; 25. J. Herbst, LaCrosse, Wis; 26. Dave Edwards, Salem, Wis; 27. Jeff Nowak, Weston, Wis; 28. John Beale, Verona, Wis; 29. Craig Phillips, Edgerton, Wis; 30. Eric Connell, Fort Atkinson, Wis; 31. Mike Taylor, Stoughton, Wis; 32. Tom Jasinski, Pewaukee, Wis; 33. Collin Olson, Hugo, Minn.; 34. Jacob Vanoskey, Hartford, Wis; 35. Cody Kippenhan, Menasha, Wis; 36. Mark English, Edgerton, Wis; 37. Mark Hartline, Gilberts.

TOP REGIONAL RACERS SET TO CONVERGE ON COLUMBUS THIS MONDAY!

2014-05-22

It appears that the lengthy wait to get the 2014 season underway for the Big 8 Late Model Series presented by Gandrud Chevrolet will be well worth it.

When the ‘Best Weekly Warriors in the County’ gather this Monday May 26 at Columbus (WI) 151 Speedway, a solid cast of racers from across the region are set to greet those in attendance.

Champions from tracks across the region along with former Big 8 Series champions are among the names who have entered their machines for the Memorial Day tilt. The field ranges from drivers who have experienced victory at the tight quarter mile facility, to drivers who have never even seen the bullring located northeast of Wisconsin’s capitol city.

Leading the charge are the two drivers who battled for last season’s Big 8 Series championship, Casey Johnson and Dale Nottestad. Johnson, the two-time Jefferson Speedway track champion, bested Nottestad for the 2014 Big 8 title by the smallest of margins in a thrilling finale at the Oktoberfest Race Weekend last October. Putting the heartbreak of 2013 in his rear view, Nottestad has started 2014 strong by winning a feature at Jefferson Speedway while also holding the track point lead. Nottestad does have a Big 8 podium finish to his credit at Columbus, taking third place in the series’ first ever race at the track in 2011.

Two top weekly racers and reigning track champions will race on the same track for the first time ever on Monday, as defending Dells Raceway Park champion Nick Nolden and defending Elko Speedway champion ‘Cruiser’ Chris Marek have both filed their entries for the holiday afternoon matinee. Nolden was dominant last season at Dells Raceway Park, picking up six feature wins on the way to his first ever track championship. Nolden has already started 2014 strong, winning one feature and setting a new Late Model track record. Marek was equally strong in 2013, winning four features at Elko en route to the track championship. Marek also closed 2013 winning two of the last three Big 8 Series races (Elko and LaCrosse) while also winning the ‘JMcK 63’ Invitational at Oktoberfest.

Other track or series champions who have thrown their hat in the ring for this Monday at Columbus include 2010 Rockford Speedway champion Tim Sargent, two-time Slinger Speedway champion and former Big 8 Series champion ‘Driver X’ Jon Reynolds Jr, former Dells Raceway Park champions Mike Ehde and ‘Rocketman’ Dan Lensing, two-time LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway champion J Herbst and former Slinger Super Speedway champion ‘Insane’ Wayne Freimund.

The racing youth movement will also be represented Monday at Columbus 151, as 2013 Big 8 Series Rookie of the Year Casey Strese and 2012 Big 8 Series Rookie of the Year Jesse Bernhagen have committed to the race. Bernhagen has tasted past success at the mighty quarter mile, finishing fourth in his rookie campaign two years ago. Also entered for the all-star event are Hubertus Wisconsin’s John DeAngelis Jr and Roscoe Illinois’ Austin Nason. Both DeAngelis and Nason have been busy early this 2014 season, competing in both Big 8 Late Model and Super Late Model races regionally.

To go along with the Late Model excitement, the Great Northern Sportsman Series (GNSS) opens their season at Columbus this Monday. The GNSS event at Columbus 151 marks the series’ first ever trip to the facility. Also appearing on the busy holiday afternoon card will be the four-cylinder ‘Bandit Blast’ and the Back Up Cars, a Columbus 151 Speedway staple.

Spectator gates open Monday at Noon, with time trials set to begin at 12:30 PM. Racing begins at 2 PM, with a full slate of preliminaries and feature races for the Big 8 Late Models, GNSS and Bandits plus the ‘wild n crazy’ Back Up Race . Adult general admission tickets are $15, Children ages 6-10 are $5 with kids ages 5 and under admitted free.

Columbus 151 Speedway is located northeast of Madison on US 151 at Exit 111 between Columbus and Sun Prairie. For more information on Columbus 151 Speedway, please visit www.columbus151.com or call 920-623-4393.

For more information about the Big 8 Late Model Series presented by Gandrud Chevrolet, please visit www.big8series.com.

Entry List (as of 5/22/14)
4th Annual Memorial Day Special
Big 8 Late Model Series
Columbus (WI) 151 Speedway
Monday, May 26, 2014

2 Kyle Kirberger Ramsey, MN
2 Tim Sargent South Beloit, IL
03 Cody Kippenhan Menasha, WI
3 Chris Marek Lakeville, MN
5 Casey Johnson Edgerton, WI
5 Dave Edwards Salem, WI
7 John DeAngelis Jr Hubertus, WI
X Jon Reynolds Jr Rockford, IL
14 Austin Nason Roscoe, IL
15 Michael Clapper Dane, WI
17 Eric Connell Ft Atkinson, WI
17 Gregg Pawelski Muskego, WI
18 Mike Ehde Prairie du Chien, WI
18 Brady Liddle Oregon, WI
19 Dan Lensing Roscoe, IL
23 Casey Strese Johnson Creek, WI
28 Jesse Bernhagen Markesan, WI
30 Mark Hartline Gilberts, IL
32 Mike Meyerhofer Hilbert, WI
41 Mike Taylor Stoughton, WI
46 Tom Jasinski Pewaukee, WI
46 Ryan Miles Crystal Lake, IL
50 Jake Gille Machesney Park, IL
51 Dale Nottestad Cambridge, WI
52 Steve Dobbratz Rio, WI
57 Mark English Edgerton, WI
66 Adam Peschek Oconomowoc, WI
67 Nick Nolden Sun Prairie, WI
82 J Herbst West Salem, WI
84 Jake Vanoskey Hartford, WI
87 Brent Edmunds Monticello, WI
88 Mark Miller Columbus, WI
95.3 Wayne Freimund Elkhorn, WI

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