May 27 IRA Outlaw Sprint Cars

Friday May 27th presented by Bergstrom GM of Oshkosh and Budweiser the IRA Outlaw Sprint cars.
With Goldstar Racing Products Grand Nationals, Outlaw Chassis Street Stocks, Ellington Mutual Insurance Dirt Devils
and first time appearing the Wisconsin Dirt Legend’s.

Pit Gates will open at 4:00 PM
Grandstands 5:00 PM
IRA Hot laps 6:00 PM
Qualifying 6:30 PM
Racing at 7:00 PM

Adults $20.00
Students 11 to 15 $10.00
Children 10 and under Free

A.J. DIEMEL COLLECTS FIRST CAREER LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL SERIES VICTORY

Oshkosh, May 20- A perfect night greeted the second annual Lucas Oil Late Model traveling series to the Oshkosh SpeedZone Friday night, and the big show did not disappoint. The Late Models brought in a great mix of travelers and local talent totaling 35 machines. The IMCA Modifieds opened their King of the Ring series with a 46 car field and the local Street Stock division put 30 cars on the track for a full night of racing action.

The Lucas Oil Spring Shootout put 25 cars in the 50 lap feature lineup. It was state grown talent, turned traveler, A.J. Diemel from Navarino, that started the night setting the fast qualifying lap, and then sat outside pole for the main event. Diemel quickly put his car at the front and by lap 10, had a ¼ lap lead on the field. By the ½ way mark, the gap grew to nearly a ½ lap. Diemel was navigating lapped traffic as a tight four car battle for the second spot was raging behind between Jared McCradie, Chris Simpson, Jared Landers and Jonathan Davenport.

A lone caution bunched the field on lap 34. The restart saw Diemel take off again as the group behind seemed to lose a bit of pre caution momentum for a couple laps which allowed Diemel to build his lead again. For the final laps. Diemel maintained his lead while the race was for second, with Simpson winning the battle for the runner up finish. Landers, McCreadie, Brandon Sheppard and Davenport rounded out the top six.

Jeff Wicinsky settled into the lead at the start of the Street Stock main event with Jason Fairbank, Steve Seehawer, Dan Knaus and Adam Crapser behind. Wicinsky ran alone at the point for several laps before Fairbank moved outside to challenge for the top spot. The pair ran side by side far several laps with Steve Gawareski moving in between to make a three wide race just as the lone caution appeared on lap 13.

Wicinsky was still at the lead with Fairbank, Gawareski, Knaus, Steve Ecker and Travis Stratton behind. Ecker took to the outside and in three laps worked by Wicinsky for the lead and collected the feature win his first night out this season. Wicinsky took the runner up honors with Gawareski, Fairbank, Jesse Krahn and Stratton making the top six.

The IMCA Modified nightcap was a 30 lap contest for the first round of the King of the Ring series for 2016. A field of 24 cars took the green with Mike Wedelstadt setting the opening lap pace before RC Whitwell took over and started to open a lead. Kevin Baldry, Tyler DeBouche, Nick Ferari and Rick Lemay were behind and singled out . Eyes were on the rear of the field as consy transfers, Brian Drexler, Todd Dart, Benji LaCrosse and Brian Mullen had to work through the tight field.

A lone caution appeared on lap 11, and Whitwell again pulled away from the field on the restart, opening a 1/4 lap lead over the next few laps as the battle for second saw Marcus Yarie, Steve Schneider, and Benji LaCrosse mix it up with Baldry and Wedelstadt. Yarie was the first to break out of the group, taking second on lap 16, LaCrosse and Schneider followed suite and the trio set out after Whitwell.

As the final 10 laps were scored, Whitwell was still holding a several length lead, but as the laps ticked off, Yarie, LaCrosse and Schneider seemed to get faster as they started to catch the leader. With 5 left, the trio was right behind Whitwell. Yarie was using the inside line while LaCrosse settled outside, and the group was three wide with 2 laps left. Yarie pulled into the lead on the final lap, with LaCrosse still outside and challenging. Out of the final turn, LaCrosse knew there was some bite out of the turn, and was able to hit it just right to get a shot down the chute and take the win over Yarie by less than half a car length. Whitwell held off Schneider for third with Wedelstadt and Russ Reinwald rounding out the top six. LaCrosse started the race 18th to make the impressive run to the victory.

Tonights great racing will be followed by another next week as the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint cars will invade the 1/3 mile clay oval for the first of two visits in this, their 50 Anniversary season.

Summary

LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL TRAVELING SERIES

50 Lap Feature l. A.J. Diemel 2. Chris Simpson 3. Jared Landers 4. Tim McCreadie 5, Brandon Sheppard 6. Jonathand Davenport

IMCA MODIFIEDS

30 Lap Featuree l. Benji LaCrosse, Green Bay 2. Marcus Yarie, Wausau 3. RC Whitwell 4. Steve Schneider, Chilton 5. Mike Wedelstadst, Fremont 6, Russ Reinwand, Juneau

8 Lap Consy First 1. Brian Drexler, Oshkosh 2. Chris Engels 3. Greg Gretz

Seconds l. Todd Dart 2. LaCrosse 3. Brian Mullen

Third l. Chad Bartel 2. Tim Robbins 3. Mike Mueller

8 Lap Heats First l. Whitwell 2. Ed Lemay

Second l. Nick Ferari 2. Tyler DeBouche

Third l Tyler Hackett 2. Yarie

Fourth l. Mike Wedelstadt 2. Kevin Baldry

Fifth l. Lance Arneson 2. Reinwand

STREET STOCKS

20 Lap Feature l. Steve Ecker 2. Jeff Wicinsky 3. Steve Gawareski 4. Jason Fairbank 5. Jesse Krahn 6. Jerry Winkler

10 Lap Consy l. Ryan Blank 2. Eric Derks 3. Jeremy Kemnitz 4 Zack Spangenberg

8 Lap Heats First l. Fairbank 2. Steve Seehawer

Second l. Gawareski 2. Winkler

Third l. Wicinsky 2. Alex Crapser

Diemel Dashes to Home-State Win at Oshkosh

OSHKOSH, WI (May 20, 2016) Home-state driver A.J. Diemel scored his first-ever Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory tonight at Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway. In front of a packed grandstand, Diemel led all 50 laps and took the biggest win of his career.
Chris Simpson drove his Cheap Cars/Longhorn Chassis to a second place finish, followed by Jared Landers in the Crop Production Services/Sweet-Bloomquist. Tim McCreadie wheeled the Sweeteners Plus/Longhorn into fourth, and last year’s LOLMDS Rookie of the Year; Brandon Sheppard; in the Best Performance Motorsports/Rocket was fifth.
“I don’t know if we will make it to LaSalle tomorrow night. We may party too hard,” said the 34-year-old Wisconsin native. “We did what we had to do tonight. We qualified well, won our heat, and started up front in the feature. It was great to see this crowd again for the second year in a row. Everyone needs to write in and keep this place open!”
Diemel started alongside pole-sitter Tim McCreadie as he jumped to the lead at the onset of the race. Diemel’s early race dominance was evident when he lapped the hottest driver on the LOLMDS tour, Scott Bloomquist, 18 laps into the race.
Diemel’s winning MB Customs Chassis is powered by a Pro Power Racing Engine and sponsored by Beltline Body Shop, Prestige Custom Cabinetry, Joe Provo RaceWear, and BobCat.
Simpson was gaining on Diemel as the leader was running in heavy traffic. The only caution of the race appeared on lap 34 for Brian Shirley, who had a flat tire. On the restart, Diemel again stayed ahead of Simpson and Landers as he went on to the win.
“I would like to thank Jimmy and Chris Mars and everyone for this MB Customs. My biggest win before tonight was $9,200 for winning the John Seitz Memorial in Grand Forks, North Dakota. We will try to go back-to-back tomorrow night at LaSalle.”
Simpson commented, “I sure didn’t need that yellow. On the restart he [Diemel] took off and Jared was all over me. He tried several times to get by me. It’s all good. We have had a really good car lately, so this is something to build on. We are really pleased with this Longhorn Chassis. To finish second against these guys is awesome.”
Landers recorded another podium finish this year by taking third. “We have had some bad luck in the last few races. We broke two J-bars last weekend. Jason [Durham] and the crew have worked their tails off this week and it paid off tonight.”
Completing the top ten were current LOLMDS points leader Jonathan Davenport, Don O’Neal, Darrell Lanigan, Billy Moyer, and Chad Simpson.
In preliminary action, Tim McCreadie set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group A) amongst the 38 entrants, with a lap of 15.942 seconds. AJ Diemel set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 16.603 seconds. Tim McCreadie, Chris Simpson, AJ Diemel, and Brian Shirley won their respective heat races. Earl Pearson Jr. and RC Whitwell won their respective B-Mains.

For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, 2016 tour schedule, driver information, and more visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday, May 20th, 2016
Spring Shootout
Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway – Oshkosh, WI

Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Tim McCreadie / 15.942 seconds
Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: AJ Diemel / 16.603 seconds

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Tim McCreadie, Jared Landers, Chad Simpson, Dennis Erb, Jr., Earl Pearson, Jr., Jimmy Owens, Scott Bloomquist, Turk Letizia, Jason Feger, Kolby Vandenbergh

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Chris Simpson, Billy Moyer, Mitch McGrath, Billy Moyer, Jr., Nick Anvelink, Doug Blashe, Mike Fryer, James Letizia, Jimmy Mars

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (12 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): AJ Diemel, Jonathan Davenport, Shannon Babb, Darrell Lanigan, RC Whitwell, Russ Scheffler, Ron Berna, Mike Mataragas, David Fieber, Bill Rezutek

QA1 Heat Race #4 Finish (12 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Brian Shirley, Brandon Sheppard, Don O’Neal, Mike Mullen, Brent Larson, Brett Swedberg, Spencer Diercks, Paul Parker, Colton Flinner

Fast Shafts B-Main #1 Finish (15 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Earl Pearson, Jr., Nick Anvelink, Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, Jason Feger, Kolby Vandenbergh, Turk Letizia, Doug Blashe, Mike Fryer, James Letizia, Jimmy Mars-DNS

Keyser MFG B-Main #2 Finish (15 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): RC Whitwell, Russ Scheffler, Brent Larson, Brett Swedberg, Mike Mataragas, David Fieber, Spencer Diercks, Colton Flinner, Ron Berna, Bill Rezutek, Paul Parker

Feature Finish (50 Laps):

FINISH
START
CAR #
DRIVER NAME
HOMETOWN
MONEY EARNED
1
2
58D
AJ Diemel
Elk Mound, WI
$10,000
2
3
32X
Chris Simpson
Oxford, IA
$5,500
3
5
777
Jared Landers
Batesville, AR
$4,200
4
1
39
Tim McCreadie
Watertown, NY
$3,550
5
8
B5
Brandon Sheppard
New Berlin, IL
$2,950
6
6
6
Jonathan Davenport
Mount Airy, NC
$2,900
7
12
5
Don O’Neal
Martinsville, IN
$2,300
8
14
15L
Darrell Lanigan
Union, KY
$2,000
9
7
21
Billy Moyer
Batesville, AR
$1,200
10
9
25
Chad Simpson
Mt. Vernon, IA
$1,100
11
19
15A
Nick Anvelink
Bonduel, WI
$1,075
12
11
74m
Mitch McGrath
Waukesha, WI
$1,050
13
13
28e
Dennis Erb, Jr.
Carpentersville, IL
$1,725
14
17
1
Earl Pearson, Jr.
Jacksonville, FL
$1,800
15
25
25F
Jason Feger
Bloomington, IL
$950
16
21
0
Scott Bloomquist
Mooresburg, TN
$1,725
17
23
20
Jimmy Owens
Newport, TN
$1,700
18
4
3s
Brian Shirley
Chatham, IL
$875
19
24
75
Colton Flinner
Allison Park, PA
$950
20
18
96T
RC Whitwell
Tucson, AZ
$825
21
22
B1
Brent Larson
Lake Elmo, MN
$800
22
16
99
Mike Mullen
Suamico, WI
$800
23
20
74
Russ Scheffler
Waukesha,WI
$800
24
15
21jr
Billy Moyer, Jr.
Batesville, AR
$800
25
10
18
Shannon Babb
Mowequa, IL
$800
Race Statistics

Entrants: 38
Lap Leaders: AJ Diemel (Laps 1 – 50)
Cautions: Brian Shirley
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Jimmy Owens, Colton Flinner
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Miller Welders Fast Time Provisional: n/a
Track Provisional: Jason Feger
Wrisco Feature Winner: AJ Diemel
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Jason Feger (Started: 25th; Finished: 15th; Advanced 10 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Scott Bloomquist
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jared Landers
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: Colton Flinner
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Pro Power Race Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Jason Durham (Jared Landers)
Fastest Lap of the Race: AJ Diemel (Lap #1 – 17.202 seconds)
Most Laps Led: AJ Diemel (50 Laps)
PFC Brakes Tough Break Award: Brian Shirley
Time of Race: 18 minutes 29 seconds

Lifest

The Oshkosh Speedzone recently had a telephone conference with the organization involved with Lifest.

Lifest would like to go on record that they are NOT intending to bulldoze the track for a permanent stage unit for its yearly event held at the Sunnyview Expo Center where the Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway is. Lifest intentions were to build a permanent stage on the present location close to the roadway of County Rd. Y. The County Parks Department had/have the plans to build the stage on the race track site.

Both parties are working to secure a date to sit down with the County Parks Department to work things out where both venues can coexist and thrive and bring revenue and great entertainment to the County of Winnebago.

Once more details are made available there will be other press releases made.

In the meantime, Impact Motorsports would like to thank everyone for all their continued support.

Lucas Oil Spring Shootout at Oshkosh and LaSalle Up Next!

WAYCROSS, GA (May 17, 2016) – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will continue the rip-roaring month of May with a doubleheader weekend for the Lucas Oil “Spring Shootout.” The action will kick off on Friday, May 20th at Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway in Oshkosh, WI before wrapping up on Saturday, May 21st at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, IL.

Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway is a 1/3-mile, semi-banked clay oval, located just 4 miles north of Oshkosh, WI. In 2015, Earl Pearson Jr. survived a duel with Dennis Erb Jr. to win the first-ever Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event at the Wisconsin oval. Jimmy Mars finished second, followed by Erb, Devin Moran, and Jared Landers.

The Friday, May 20th event will feature a complete program of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and the 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event. The Open Wheel Modifieds and Street Stocks will also be in competition. To purchase tickets or to find more information, visit: www.oshkoshspeedzone.net.

The last Series visit to LaSalle Speedway saw Jimmy Owens overtake Jared Landers on the 37th circuit, after a thrilling side-by-side battle around the 1/4-mile oval. Trailing Owens and Landers to the finish line were Scott Bloomquist, Earl Pearson Jr., and Don O’Neal.

A strong contingent of local and regional drivers are expected to tackle the nation’s dirt late model talents in a complete show of: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and the 60-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. To purchase tickets or find more information on LaSalle Speedway visit, www.lasallespeedway.com.

Jonathan Davenport leads the stable of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series stars into the “Spring Shootout” with a 100-point lead over two-time champion, Scott Bloomquist. Jared Landers is third, followed by Darrell Lanigan. Brandon Sheppard completes the top five in series standings. Sixth through twelfth are: Tim McCreadie, Dennis Erb Jr., Jimmy Owens, Don O’Neal, Earl Pearson Jr., Steve Francis, and Colton Flinner. Flinner leads the Lucas Oil Products Rookie of the Year – Presented by Hot Rod Processing.

Track Information:
Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway
Phone Number: (920) 252-1463 or (920) 426-1111 (Race Day Info)
Promoter: Joe and Tony Izzo Jr. – (815) 223-6900 (office)
Location: 500 E County Rd Y, Oshkosh, WI 54901
Website: www.oshkoshspeedzone.net

LaSalle Speedway
Phone Number: 815-223-6900
Tracks Promoter: Tony and Joe Izzo
Location: 578 E US Hwy 6, LaSalle, IL 61301
Website: www.lasallespeedway.com

Tire Rule for Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway and LaSalle Speedway, May 20th-21st:
Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier 1320, LM20
Right Rear – Hoosier 02, LM20, 06, LM40

Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway May 20th Event Purse:
$10,000-to-win: 1. $10,000, 2. $5,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $2,750, 5. $2,250, 6. $1,800, 7. $1,500, 8. $1,300, 9. $1,200, 10. $1,100, 11. $1,075, 12. $1,050, 13. $1,025, 14. $1,000, 15. $950, 16. $925, 17. $900, 18. $875, 19. $850, 20. $825, 21. $800, 22. $800, 23. $800, 24. $800

LaSalle Speedway May 21st Event Purse:
$12,000-to-win: 1. $12,000, 2. $5,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $2,750, 5. $2,250, 6. $1,800, 7. $1,500, 8. $1,300, 9. $1,200, 10. $1,100, 11. $1,075, 12. $1,050, 13. $1,025, 14. $1,000, 15. $1,000, 16. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000, 21. $1,000, 22. $1,000, 23. $1,000, 24. $1,000

For the latest breaking news concerning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, 2016 tour schedule, driver information, and more visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com.

IMCA Modified’s and Street Stocks

May 20, 2016 the IMCA Modified’s along with the Street Stocks will be in competition at the Oshkosh Speedzone along with the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Racing series. After talking with track officials and track owners it has been agreed that both divisions will be doing the “Draw/Redraw” for lineups.

Officials said that seeing this is a special and racing for more money it would be better to do the line ups this way as to attract the most amount of cars for the show. All Modified specials, “King of the Ring” Cheesehead and Cornbelt will be doing draw/redraw.

The Speedzone is expecting one of the largest field of cars for this special date.

Pit gates will open at 3:00PM advance ticket holders will be able to get in at 4:00PM, general admission will open at 5:00PM.

Hot laps at 6:00PM
Late Model Qualifying 6:30PM
Racing at 7:00PM

Order of events will be;
Street Stocks
Modifieds
Late Models

Adults/Students $30.00
Children 5-11 $5.00
4 and under free

Pit admission is $40.00 for this event.

Kids Ride Along

Friday May 13 is Kids Ride Along.

Pit gates will open at 4:00 PM grandstands at 5:00 PM
Racing at 7:00 PM
Adults $11.00
Students 11-15 $7.00
10 and under free

Kids Ride along will kick off at 6:15 PM. Kids will form a line in front of the grandstands and will be put in different types of race cars and take a lap, slow, around the track.
If arrangements have been made with a certain driver kids will ride in a race car that is available. There is no cost for the ride along.
The kids and or parents may ride in the Speedzone 2 seated modified also.

This is one of the nights drivers, fans, parents and kids love. What a way to make a memory!

SpeedZone May 6 results

Oshkosh, May 6- It is Kentucky Derby weekend, but, horsepower of a different kind was in abundance Friday night a the Oshkosh SpeedZone Raceway with a solid field of 131 teams entering the nights competition on a perfect night for racing in Northeastern Wisconsin.

A caution on the opening lap of the Automotive Supply Company IMCA Modifieds was the only blemish on a great feature event. Kevin Baldry sat on the pole and set the pace for the opening 2 laps before T.J. Smith used the outside line to sweep into the lead. The pair opened a gap on the rest of the field as the rest of the pack tried to sort out behind. There was a lot of tight racing behind as the cars from mid pack tried to get to the front. Grouped in a bunch running three and four wide at times it was lap 8 before the pack started to break form. RC Whitee

Fourth l. all and Zeke Bishofberger were the first to emerge and on lap 9, defending track champion, Marcus Yarie, also broke out of the pack.

Smith was running a couple lengths ahead of Baldry at the front as Yarie started to close in and advance, breaking into third on lap 15. Smith encountered a couple lapped cars and was drifting a bit wider in the turns which allowed Baldry to close in and challenge on the inside. That race for the lead allowed Yarie to close the gap and make a three car race with four laps left. Baldry was able to take the top spot and pulled ahead as Yarie moved to the inside on Smith and into second as the white appeared. On the final lap, Baldry, looking for his first ever division feature win, held the inside line and Yarire pulled outside and alongside through the final turns. Yarie had a bit more momentum out of the turn and won the drag race to the finish line winning his first SpeedZone feature of the season by less than a car length. Baldry completed his best run here in second with Smith taking third. Whitewell and Bishofberger held their spots in 4th and 5th with Tim Lemirande making a strong run from the back of the field to take 6th.

Corey Wegner led the opening lap of the Jim’s Auto Repair IMCA Stock Car feature with Steve Hiles taking charge after a series of three cautions to open the race. Hiles led until Travis Van Straten moved into the top spot on lap 5 and started to pull away from the field. Ryan Blank moved from the rear of the starting grid into third on lap 8 and into the runner up spot on lap 11. The race changed with a final caution on lap 13, which erased the Van Straten lead and put Blank, Jerry Wheeler, Hiles and Arron Stolp right behind.

The final 8 laps saw Van Straten able to open a lead again as the battle for the runner up spot was tight to the finish. Van Straten claimed his second straight feature win and it was Winkler taking the runner spot over Blank. David Hoerning took fourth with Hiles making a strong first run in fifth and Stolp rounding out the top six.

Elijah Koenig led the opening lap of the Nolte’s Auto Repair and Towing IMCA Sport Mod main before last weeks winner, Tom Schneider, moved into the top spot on lap 2. Schneider had started the race mid field, but took a gamble on finding bite the outside on the start, which paid off, allowing him to sweep by the front half of the field and into the lead. Schneider kept running the outside line the entire distance of the non-stop event and collected his second straight feature win of the young season. The race was behind as the Koenig and Scott Besaw battled for the runner up spot. The pack remained bunched behind with plenty of swapping going on throughout the race. Besaw eventually settled for the runner up spot, with Koening completing a strong run in third. Adam Peschek, making his first run pf the year, claimed fourth over defending champion, Jeff Schmuhl with Mark Schuenemann rounding out the top 6.

Several cautions throughout the Outlaw Chassis Street Stock feature kept the field close during the event. Jeremy Kemnetz settled into the top spot at the start leadin the first 6 laps befor Jeff Jungwirht was able to wrestle the inside line away and took over the top spot on lap 7. Alex Crapser, Steve Gawaresky, Jeff Wicinsky and Lexii Ashcraft tightened up behind Kemnetz which allowed Jungwirth to open a lead on the field.

A lap 10 caution regrouped the field and made a race of it over the final half of the contest. Jungwith set the pace with Crapser and Gawaresky moving right behind the leader. Runs by both were fought off Jungwirth. Gawaresky almost pulled off a pass for the top spot but a caution on lap 17 erased the move. A caution on each of the last three laps kept the field bunched but Jungwirth was able to survive and challenge to win his first feature of the season. Gawaresky took the runner up finish with Crapser in third. Kemnetz finished a strong run in fourth with Ashcraft taking fifth and Jason Fairbank in sixth.

Brian Vinney , Jr took the lead at the start of the Gold Star Racing Product Grand National main event setting the pace through lap 5 when Larry Richards moved up on the outside t make a run. Richards took the top spot with son, Jeff, moving into the runner up spot. The pair pulled away from the field witrh Larry holding the outside line and Jeff running inside, trying to make a move to the front. A lap 15 caution bunched the field and a couple more over the final laps, made for a tough run to the finish. After a final restart with 2 laps left, Jeff was finally able to make a run on Larry and made it hold, taking his first feature win of the season. Larry took second. Terry Van Roy won a spirited battle for third over Vinney with Don Schumacher and Rich Garb rounding out the top six.

Mike Meier grabbed hold of the lead in the Ellington Mutual Dirt Devil finale and despite a tight three car battle for the lead throughout the race. Meier was scored as the lead for all but 1 lap but had his hands full, holding the lead. Kasey Gross and Wes Lungwitz gave him fits, but Meier prevailed and took advantage of late race, slight contact between the pair, to claim his first feature win. Lungwitz took the second place moet over Gross, Mitchel Fairbank, Seth Hickman and Jordan Klemmer rounded out the top six.

Summary

AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY COMPANY IMCA MODIFIEDS

20 Lap Feature L. Marcus Yarie, Wausaw 2. Kevin Baldry, Omro 3. T.J. Smith, Menasha 4. RC Whitewell 5. Zeke Bishofberger 6. Tim Lemirande

8 Lap Consy First l. Lemirande 2. Mitch Stankowski 3. Chad Bartel

Second l. Ed Lemay 2. Steve Schneider 3. Dan Roedl

8 Lap Heats First l. Mike Wedelstadt 2. John Schultz

Second l. Brian Drexler 2. Andy Gross

Third l. Adam Reed 2. Whitewell

Fourth l. Bishofberger 2. Smith

JIM’S AUTO REPAIR IMCA STOCK CARS

20 Lap Feature l Travis Van Straten, Hortonville 2. Jerry Winkler 3.. Ryan Blank 4, David Hoerning 5. Steve Hiles 6. Aaron Stolp

8 Lap Heats First l. Stolp 2. Cory Wegner

Second l. Chase Parker 2. Van Straten

NOLT’E S AUTO REPAIR AND TOWING IMCA SPORT MODS

20 Lap Feature l. Tom, Schneider, Chilton 2. Scott Besaw 3. Elijah Koenig 4. Adam Peschek 5. Jeff Schmuhl 6. Mark Schuenemann

8 Lap Consy l. Kevin Bethke 2. Ron Besaw 3. Tim Sheppard

8 Lap Heats First l. Grant Plonske 2. Tim Thrun

Second l. Bernie Miller 2. Koenig

Third l. Peschek 2. Brock Saunders

OUTLAW CHASSIS STREET STOCKS

20 Lap Feature l. Jeff Jungwirth, Oshkosh 2. Steve Gawaresky 3. Alex Crapser 4. Jeremy Kemnetz 5. Lexii Ashcraft 6. Jason Fairbank

8 Lap Heats First l. Jungwirth 2. Ashcraft

Second l. Patty Winkler 2. Steve Seehauer

Third l. Kemnetz 2. Mark Schultz

GOLD STAR RACING SUPPLIES GRAND NATIONALS

20 Lap Feature l. Jeff Richards, Montello 2. Larry Richards 3. Terry Van Roy 4.Brian Vinney, Jr 5. Don Schumacher 6. Rich Garb

8 Lap Heats First l. Larry Richards 2. Van Roy

Second Jeff Richards 2. Tim Doehling

ELLINGTON MUTUAL INSURANCE DIRT DEVILS

20 Lap Feature l. Mike Meier, Chilton 2. Wes Luingwitz 3. Kasey Gross 4. Mitchell Fairbank 5. Seth Hickman 6, Jordan Klemmer

8 Lap Heats First l. Chgris Maas 2. Meier

Second l. Gross 2. Joe Minks

Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing

May 4, 2016

Due to scheduling conflicts the Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience has been moved to June 25, 2016. This is following one of the biggest events at the Oshkosh Speedzone, Cheesehead Triple Crown series, “Battle at the Zone”. Kenny Wallace said that seeing he might be racing the Cheesehead Triple Crown this would be a great time to have the Dirt Racing Experience in Oshkosh.

Here is the website to get more information.

Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway Dirt Racing Experience

SpeedZone results April 29, 2016

Oshkosh, April 29- Oh, What a Night!

Season openers have a way of getting out of control sometimes, and with 171 cars in 6 divisions filling the pit area at the Oshkosh SpeedZone Raceway on Friday night, one could only hope for the best.

The veteran staff at the Zone was up to the challenge and an entire program was complete in 3 ½ hours. The drivers also did their job to near perfection with all 6 very competitive features run in just under an hour. There were only a handful of cautions during the entire night, compliments of a very smooth, fast track.

The Street Stock division started the feature portion off with a caution on the opening lap. After the restart, it was a non-stop contest with defending champion, Steve Gawaresky, drawing the pole, and quickly setting the pace. After a few laps, Gawaresky was opening a lead and proceeded to run alone the entire distance at the front. Lexii Ashcraft, Jason Fairbank, Jesse Krahn and Frank Knaus were in a tight battle behind for much of the race.

Gawaresky got a good start on the season picking up the Kim Parson Memorial Trophy for his first win of his title defense. Krahn won the battle for the runner up spot with Ashcraft taking third. Frank Knaus, Shawn Haydon and Dan Knaus rounded out the final finish.

Another defending track champion, Travis Van Straten started the feature in the season row and was in the lead after the opening lap. Ryan Blank, Dan Nelson, Jerry Winkler and Joe White bunched for a runner up battle while Van Straten just pulled away from the field on his way to collect his fist Zone feature of the season. Blank and Wheeler had a great battle for second place with Winkler taking the spot at the finish with Blank, in his first run in the Stock Car division, settled for a strong third place finish. Joe White, John Heinz and Brandon Czarapata rounded out the top six.

With a stout 46 car field in the IMCA Modified division, it was atough go making the main event, with 24 cars on the grid. Steve Schneider took command at the start from the front row with Mike Wedelstadt, Benji LaCrosse, Jeff Steenbergen Todd Dart and Ed Lemay right behind.

Schneider opened a lead over the first few laps with LaCrosse moving into the runner up spot on lap 6, and closed in on the leader. For 8 laps, LaCrosse ran outside of Schneider and it was back and forth for the lead. A lapped car on lap 15 messed up the momentum briefly, which was all Schneider needed to regain the lead and move on to collect his first feature win of the season. LaCrosse could not get back to the leader and finished right behind in second. Defending champion, Marcus Yarie, had to make the main through the consy, and made an exciting run from the back of the field through traffic and ended up taking third at the finish. Wedelstadt, Ed Lemay and RC Withwell rounded out the top six.

Chris Budzban grabbed the lead in the IMCA Sport Mod main and was able to put distance on the field over the first half of the race. Tom Schneider, Kevin Bethke and JJ Andersen battled for the second spot. Once Schneider settled into the runner up spot alone, he slowly started to cut into the lead that Budzban had established and after lap 10, was getting to within striking distance. Lapped traffic also cane into the picture as the leaders had to move through traffic. On lap 15, Schneider was able to pull alongside Budzban on the front chute and after 2 more lap, was in control. Not to be outdone by his brother Steve, Tom ran to his first feature win of the season and the pair shared victory lane after their back to back victories. Budzban took a close second place finish with Andersen and Bethke holding down the top 4 spots. Defending champion, Jeff Schmuhl, finished 5th and Wyatt Block took 6th.

The Grand National feature saw Tim Doehling grab the top spot ahead of Nick Schumacher and Dan Schumacher with Brian Vinney and Dan Schumacher behind over the first few laps. Larry Richards worked from the middle of the field and took over the runner up spot on lap 8, and running the outside line, closed in on the leader. For the final 6 laps, the pair ran side by side with Doehling holding the top spot at the line. At the white flag, Richards was scored as the leader and it was a drag rave to the finish line with the initial call giving Doehling the victory, but Doehling acknowledged Richards was inches ahead at the line and officials agreed that Richards was indeed the winner of the opening night contest. Doehling was the runner up with Vinney taking third, Jeff Richards fourth with Nick and Don Schumacher rounding out the top six.

Chris Maas sat on the pole for the Dirt Devil finale with Mike Meier, Anthony Fletcher, Tayler Becker and Kasey Gross behind. The pack stayed tight throughout the race with Gross making his way into third by lap 4, making a tight three way battle for the lead. Meier was in the thick of the battle when suddenly lost power and in an attempt to coast off the track, could not quite make it and forced only the second caution during all of the features for the night, setting up a 4 lap dash to the finish. Mass was able to hold off Gross to collect his first feature win of the season. Rick Fairbank took third followed by Joe Minks, Fletcher and Becker.

Racing will continue every Friday night through Labor Day at the SpeedZoine with racing at 7 PM.

SUMMARY

IMCA MODIFIEDS

20 Lap Feature l Steve Schneider, Chilton 2, Benji LaCrosse, Green Bay 3. Marcus Yarie, Wausau 4. Mike Wedelstadt, Fremont 5. Ed Lemay 6, RC Withwell

8 Lap Consy First l. Brian Drexler, Oshkosh 2. Josh Long, Green Bay

Second l., Yarie 2. Mitch Stankowski

Thhird l. Jay Matthias, Green Bay 2. Mike Klenz

8 Lap Heats First l. Dan Roedl, Beaver Dam 2. Shawn Kilgore. Luxemburg

Second l. Brian Mullen, Seymour 2. LaCrosse

Third l. Withwell 2. Wedelstadt

Fourth l. Todd Dart, Algoma 2. Schneider

Fifth l. Jeff Steenbergen 2. LeMay

IMCA STOCK CARS

15 Lap Feature l. Travis Van Straten, Hortonville 2. Jerry Winkler, Oshkosh 3. Ryan Blank, Greenville 4. Joe White, Green Bay 5. John Heinz, Green Bay 6. Brandon Czarapata, Pulaski

8 Lap Heats First l. Van Straten 2. Czarapata

Second l. Paul Holschuh, Green Bay 2. White

Third l. Blank 2. Winkler

IMCA SPORT MODS

20 Lap Feature l. Tom Schneider, Chilton 2. Chris Budzban, Luxemburg 3. JJ Andersen, Green Bay 4. Kevin Bethke, Neenah 5. Jeff Schmuhl, Beaver Dam 6, Wyatt Block, Shawano

10 Lap Consy First l. Brekken Kleinschmidt 2. Jason Ebert

Second l. Brandon Schmitt 2, Scott Besaw, Omro

8 Lap Heats First l. Brock Saunders, Appleton 2. Brian Bruechert, Kewaunee

Second l. Tom Schneider 2. Andersen

Third l. Bethke 2. Kelsey Hayes,

Fourth 1. Scott Reidner 2. Budzban

STREET STOCKS

15 Lap Feature l. Steve Gawaresky 2. Jesse Krahn 3. Lexii Ashcraft 4. Frank Knaus 5. Shawn Haydon 6. Dan Knaus

8 Lap Consy l, Dan Knaus 2. Mark Schultz 3. Zach Spangenburg

8 Lap Heats First l. Jeremy Kemnetz 2. Alex Crapser

Second l. Jeff Wicinsky 2. Ashcraft

Third l. Jeff Jungwirth 2. Frank Knaus

GRAND NATIONAL

15 Lap Feature l. Larry Richards, Montello 2. Tim Doehling, Winneconne 3. Brian Vinney 4,Jeff Richards 5. Nick Schumacher 6. Don Schumacher

8 Lap Heats First l. Tim Reichenberger 2. Doehling

Second l. Larry Richards 2. Rich Garb

Thhird l. Jeff Richards 2. Vinney

DIRT DEVILS

15 Lap Feature l. Chris Maas 2. Kasey Gross 3. Rick Fairbank 4. Joe Minks 5. Anthony Fletcher 6. Tayler Becher

8 Lap Heats First l. Fairbank 2. Jordan Klemmer

Second l. Gross 2. Mike Meier