Order of Events 5/26/17

Order of events

Pit gates open at 4:00PM
Grandstands open at 5:00PM
Late Model Hot Laps at 6:00PM
National Anthem 6:50PM
Racing at 7:00PM

Running order
IMCA Stock Cars
IMCA Sport Mods
IMCA Modifieds
Discountshoptowel.com Dirt King Late Models
IMCA 4 Cylinders

B-Mains same as heats
IMCA Stock Cars
IMCA Sport Mods
IMCA Modifieds
IMCA 4 Cylinders
Discountshoptowel.com Dirt King Late Models

Order subject to change

IMCA Modifieds – Friday May 26, 2017

May 22, 2017

The Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway is proud to announce that with the Discount Shoptowels.com Dirt King Late Model Touring series this Friday, May 26, will have the IMCA Modifieds added to the show. We would like to thank Allstate Insurance and Liberty Tax Service of Oshkosh for stepping up to make this happen. Along with the Discount Shoptowels.com Dirt King Late Models and IMCA Modifieds you will see in action the IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Sport Mods and the IMCA 4 Cylinders. This is an all IMCA night plus the inaugural night of the Discount Shoptowels.com Dirt King Late Model.

This event is going to be one for the books. Friday May 26, 2017 is shaping up to be one of the biggest nights of the year. This is short notice for the Modifieds, but with the support we have had in the past we felt this is the right thing to do.

Once again thank you to Allstate Insurance and Liberty Tax Service of Oshkosh for stepping up to make this happen!

Pit gates will open at 4:00 PM
Grandstands will open at 5:00 PM
Late Model Hot Laps 6:00 PM
Pit Passes $30.00
Adults $15.00
Students 11-15 $10.00
10 and under free

Speedzone Future

As everyone knows there has been some major changes at the Oshkosh Speedzone early in the 2017 race season. With the issue that happened during the first IRA Outlaw Sprint Car show which we took full responsibility for. Larry and I went out and spent almost $20,000.00 on different equipment and brought in a different crew to help complete the remainder of the 2017 race season.

With no guarantees of racing in Oshkosh past 2017 we could have just given up but didn’t. We hope that people whether you are a Sprint car fan, Late Model fan, Modified fan or one of the fans that come out and support us on a weekly basis don’t give up either.

The future of the Oshkosh Speedzone is still uncertain, we want everyone to know Larry and myself will never give up on our fight to keep the Speedzone open.

Thank you for your support in the past and hopefully the remainder of the time we have left here in Oshkosh at the Speedzone.

Jeff Lemiesz
Larry Stratton
Impact Motorsports

Oshkosh SpeedZone May 19 results

Oshkosh May 19-A very windy, cold night greeted the second race of 2017. A solid field of 121 cars filled the pit and a crowd of loyal, die hard race fans braved the weather to see a great night of action at the SpeedZone Friday.

The Don Herman Auto Repair IMCA Sport Mods took the first feature flag with Jayden Schmdit grabbing the top spot followed by Kevin Bethke, Bernie Miller, Robby Thiel and Brock Saunders. Several cautions kept the field bunched and Saunders was able to move into the top spot on lap 6. Scott Besaw, Lucas Lamberies and Chris Budzban all joined the race for the lead. Despite several more cautions that eventually cut the race short, Saunders was able to hold off all challengers to record his first feature win here Since July 31, 2015. Bethke maintained the runner up spot to the finish with Besaw, Budzban, Lamberies and Tim Warner rounding out the top six.

Tim Reichenberger grabbed the lead at the start of the Gold Star Racing Products Grand National main and opened a lead as the rest of the field tried to sort oout behind. Larry Richards was finally able to break free of the pack into second and set out to run down Reichenberger. With 5 laps remaining, Richards moved behind the leader and despite several charges alongside, Reichenberger was able to fend off each attempt and won his first feature of the season. Richards settled for second with Tim Doehling, Jeff Richards, Brian Vinney, Jr and Rich Garb rounding out the top six.

Steve Schneider blasted into the lead of the Automotive Supply Company IMCA Modifed main with Kodiak Wirtz Ryan Besaw, Dan Roedl and Joey Taycher tucking in behind. Over the first few laps, Schneider was able to open a lead on the pack until a lone caution came out on lap 6, Roedl moved into the runner up spot after the restart and stay right behind Schneider as the pair moved away for the battle for third. Schneider was hugging the inside line and Roedl was using every horse under the hood to continually charge alongside in the corners, but could not keep the momentum out of the turns to take charge. With 5 laps left, Schneider was able to creep ahead and secured his first feature win of the season. Roedl was able to take second with Konnor Wilinski ending a run from 10th to challenge for second over the final couple laps, ending in third. Mike Wedelstadt also made a long run from 15th to take fourth. Zeke Bishofberger and Matt Klenz rounded out the top six.

The Nolte’s Repair and Towing Street Stocks were up next with Brandon Ross taking the initial lead with Chase Solomon moving into the top spot on lap 3. Jeff Wicinski moved into the battle for the top spot on lap 6. A Lap 9 caution bunched the field with Solomon again taking the point. Wicinski was all over the leader after the restart with Ross battling with Jesse Krahn , Mark Schultz, Lexii Ashcraft, Brady Baldry and Alex Crapser. Wiciniski was finally able to win the duel of the lead on lap 13 and opened a bit of a gap before a crash red flagged the race on lap 16. Ashcraft, Logan Schmeck and Dan Knaus got together out of turn 2. After the drivers were out of their cars, the Knaus machine burst into flames, which required foam to get out. No one was injured.

Wicinski continued at the point for the final 4 laps with Krahn taking the runner up spot on the final lap. Baldry finish third with Mike Carter taking 4th. Solomon placed fifth and Ross rounded out the top six.

Scott Karbon took the initial lead in the Outlaw Chassis IMCA Stock Car main. Dan Miller, Harley Simon, Jerry Winkler and Aaron Stolp followed. Jeremy Christians quickly moved from mid pack and took over the top spot on lap 7. Once in control Christians pulled away leaving the rest of the field to race for second place. Joe White, Winkler, Travis Van Straten and Stolp battled the rest of the race and when the victory banner flew, Christians garnered his first feature win of the season with White winning the battle for second place over Van Straten, Winkler, Karbon and Stolp.

Mike Meier took the lead in the Lynn’s Service Center IMCA Dirt Devils on lap 4 and despite heavy pressure from Chris Maas for much of the second half of the race, was able to win his first feature of the season. Cody Pankow took third with Mitch Meier, Mitchell Lee Fairbank and Kasey Gross rounding out the top six.

Next Friday night, the Dirt King Late Models will join the IMCA Stock Cars, Sport Mods and Dirt Devils for a big night of action at the SpeedZone. Racing starts at 7 PM



20 Lap Feature l. Steve Schneider, Chilton 2. Dan Roedl, Beaver Dam 3. Konnor Wilinski, Seymour 4., Mike Wedelstadt, Fremont 5. Zeke Bishofberger 6. Matt Klenz

12 Lap Consy 1. T.J. Smith 2. Jeff Steenbergen 3. John Schnultz 4. Brian Drexler

8 Lap Heats First l. Ryan Besaw 2. Joey Taycher

Second l.Schneider 2. Matt Klenz

Third l. Roedl 2. Kodiak Wirtz


20 Lap Feature e l. Jeremy Christians, Horican 2. Joe White, Oconto 3. Travis Van Straten, Hortonville 4, Jerry Winkler, Oshkosh 5. Scott Karbon 6. Aaron Stolp

8 Lap Heats First l. Winkler 2. Stolp

Second l. Christians 2. White


20 Lap Feature l. Brock Saunders, Appleton 2. Kevin Bethke, Neenah 3. Scott Besaw 4. Chris Budzban 5. Lucas Lamberies 6. Tim Warner

12 Lap Consy l. Tom Schneider 2. Chase Randerson 3. Brandon Schmitt 4. Travis Hanson

8 Lap Heats First l. Bernie Miller 2. Robby Thiel

Second l. Saunders 2. Coleten Van Hierden

Third l. Warner 2. Jayden Schmidt


20 Lap Feature l. Jeff Wicinski, Winneconne 2. Jesse Krahn 3. Brady Baldry 4. Mike Carter 5. Chase Solomon 6. Brandon Ross

8 Lap Heats First l. Baldry 2. Ross

Second l. Solomon 2. Mark Schultz

Third l. Krahn 2. Lexii Ashcraft


20 Lap Feature l, Tim Reichenberger 2. Larry Richards, 3. Tim Doehling 4. Jeff Richards 5. Brian Vinney, Jr 6. Rich Garb

8 Lap Heats First l. Derek Schrauth 2. Larry Richards

Second l. Jeff Richards 2. Reichenberger


20 Lap Feature l. Mike Meier 2. Chris Maass 3. Cody Pankow 4. Mitch Meier 5. Mitchell Lee Fairbank 6. Kasey Gross

8 Lap Heats First l. Seth Hickman 2. Jordan Klemmer

Second .l. Mike Meier 2. Chris Maas

Cheesehead Triple Crown paydays add up to $20,000 for IMCA Modified winners

FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. – IMCA Modified drivers chase winner’s checks totaling $20,000 over the course of the upcoming Cheesehead Triple Crown.

141 Speedway’s June 21 and 22 Clash at the Creek boasts a $10,000 top check. Both the June 23 Battle at the Zone at Oshkosh SpeedZone Raceway and Shawano Speedway’s June 24 Fury at the Fairgrounds are $5,000 to win events.

All three features are Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifiers and Ken Schrader will vie with the IMCA regulars both nights at 141.

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Side Biter Chassis North Central Region and EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region, and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded through­out the richest week of IMCA racing in Wisconsin.

Pre-tech starts at noon and an open practice session runs from 6-9 p.m. at Francis Creek on Tues­day, June 20. Dirt Kings Late Models are in town, pit passes are $25 and admission to the grandstand $10.

Clash qualifying starts Wednesday, June 21. The Thursday, June 22 feature pays a minimum of $750 to start. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods race for $1,000 to win, with a $20 entry fee, both nights.

Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m. both days. Wednesday spectator admission is $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students; on Thursday, admission is $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. Kids 10 and under accompa­nying a paid adult get in free and pit passes are $30 each day. Three-day pit passes are $75.

Entry fee for Modifieds is $200 by June 3, $250 after that date or $300 on race day. More infor­mation about the Clash at the Creek is available from promoter Scott Ratajczak at 920 360-5925.

A minimum of $250 will be paid to start the Modified headliner at Oshkosh on Friday, June 23 and the entry fee is $125 or $150 after June 15. Stock Cars and Northern SportMods both race for $750 to win and all applicable points, including track.

Gates open at 2 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 4 p.m. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for students ages 11-15 and free for 10 and under. Pit passes are $30.

More information about the Battle at the Zone is available from promoter Jeff Lemiesz at 920 279-9096.

The Saturday, June 24 Fury at the Fairgrounds also pays a minimum of $250 to start the Modified main. Entry fee is $125 before June 15 or $150 after that date.

Stock Cars race for $500 to win and Northern SportMods for $400 to win, along with all applicable points.

Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 4 p.m. Hot laps are at 5:30 p.m. with racing to follow. Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $5 for students ages 12-16 and free for kids 11 and under. Pit passes are $25.

Information about the Shawano special is available from Marketing and Promotions Manager Brad Luepke at 715 509-0057.

All three events will be broadcast on IMCATV.

Track websites are www.141speedway.com, www.oshkoshspeedzone.net and www.shawanospeedway.net.

Track Prep

First of all we at the Speedzone would like to thank everyone for your support over the years.

There has been a change at the Speedzone. Earlier in the year and part of last year Mike Rabe and Jeff Brooks had indicated that they wanted to retire from doing the track prep. They agreed to come back for the 2017 race season because it could be the last year of the track.

After the mess on Friday Mike Rabe and Jeff Brooks quit. Over the weekend Mike removed his equipment and left us to sit empty handed. We had some equipment but still needed a tractor and grader. By this coming Wednesday night we will have a grader and tractor ready to prep the track for Friday. There will be no break in action at the Speedzone, racing will continue. We need to thank Dave Panske and Randy Wolff for coming through for the Speedzone.

This Friday, May 12, 2017 will be the kids ride along, sponsored by Alliance Laundry System and Family night. Pit gates will open at 4:00 PM, grandstands at 5:00 PM and the kids ride along will begin at 6:15 PM with racing at 7:00 PM. If you do have a wristband from one of the rainouts you may use them this week or next week.

For up to date information please visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/thespeedzone or our website, www.oshkoshspeedzone.net

Note from Jeff Lemiesz

This is Jeff Lemiesz here. I am going to talk about last night. I was going to read through all the comments but decided I needed to take the high road here. Last night We, Larry and I, will take full responsibility of what happened. In the past we, Mike and his crew, have tried to make the best tracks he could make, whether it be for our weekly shows or any special that the Speedzone had. What happened last night, May 5, 2017, was inexcusable. Although one could blame the we…ather do to a huge change in a short period of time or we could blame the IRA for wanting more water, which they did not ask for, or we could blame the track prep crew for doing what they did. We are not going to blame any of that. We make the final say in what ever happens at the track. We did not stop the track crew from adding more water to the track because from past experience what we thought was the right thing to do, ended up being the wrong thing and Mike and his crew were right. In this case we would have been right. We all can second guess each other and in the end nothing gets changed or accomplished. Larry and I are going to step back and look at the big picture. Things may change or things may stay the same. Thank you all for supporting us and the Speedzone. If you did not get a refund last night at the track and would still like one let either Larry or myself know and we will gladly get you a refund. If you would like to use your wristband for a future show we will honor it then. In the end here no one wins. Once again thank you for your continued support! Sincerely, Larry Stratton and Jeff Lemiesz