Friday July 22 Running Order

6:00 IRA Hot Laps
6:30 IRA Qualifying
6:50 National Anthem
7:00 Racing

IMCA Stock Cars
IMCA Modifieds
IRA Sprints
IMCA Sport Mods


IMCA Stock Cars
IMCA Sport Mods
IRA Sprint Cars
IMCA Modifieds

Subject to Change

Free Water!

With temperatures heading into the 90’s the Oshkosh Speedzone will offer FREE water to our guests, grandstands and pit area.

Tubs with ice will be placed in the grandstand area along with the pit area filled with bottled water. Water will be free while supplies last.

Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Cars Friday July 22

Bergstrom GM of Oshkosh and Budweiser present the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Cars. Round 2 of the IMCA Modified “King of the Ring” with $1000 going to winner along with the IMCA Northern Sport Mods and IMCA Stock Cars. Pit gates will open at 4:00 PM grandstands open at 5:00 PM, hot laps at 6:00 PM, qualifying at 6:30 PM with racing at 7:00 PM.

Pit area: $30.00, IRA Members with IRA card $25.00
Grandstands: Adults $20.00, students 11-15 $10..00 and 10 and under free

SpeedZone results July 15

Oshkosh, July 15- The Oshkosh SpeedZone Raceway presented the Christmas in July event sponsored by Hobbytown USA Friday night. Santa attended the program and had special presents for the kids while the drivers earned their rewards ranging from three first time winners up to 5 wins for the year.

The Gold Star Racing Products Grand Nations took the track first with Terry Van Roy leading the first pair of laps before suddenly pulling out of the contest, turning the top spot over to Larry Richards. Derek Schrauth pulled into the runner up spot on lap 5 with Don Schumacher, Jeff Richards, and Brian Vinney,Jr in order behind. Schrauth closed in on the leader by lap 10 and for the next 5 laps ran side by side in a great battle for the lead. Schrauth was finally able to secure the top spot and held off a late Richards charge to secure not only his first career feature win, but, in over 20 years of racing in various divisions, his first win period. Larry and Jeff Richards finished second and third and are tied for the division point lead following the nights action. Vinney scored fourth with Rich Garb and Schumacher rounding out the top six.

Brandon Ross led the opening circuit of the Outlaw Chassis Street Stock main event with Jeff Wicinsky taking over the top spot on lap 2. Keremy Kemnetz, Lexii Ashcraft, Clint Evans and Steve Gawaresky were in line by lap 5. One lap later, the first caution appeared when Ashcrafts mount erupted in flames in turn three and four and stopped on the front chute. There were no injuries but she was parked for the rest of the race.

On the restart, Gawaresky pulled into the runner up spot and 3 laps later was able to take over the lead and start to open a lead. After and 8 hr trip from Ohio, got him to the track too late for the heats, and then starting the race in 22nd spot, Jesse Krahn made his way into third on lap 12 and second on lap 14, facing a several car length gap to catch the leader. A spin on the next lap gave Krahn a special Christmas gift, putting him right behind Gawaresky for the final 5 lap dash to the finish. Gawaresky was able to open a slight lead after the restart, but Krahn continued his quest, and attempted a run to the inside as the white flag appeared, only to be fought off. Entering turn one on the final lap, Krahn was able to get inside, dropping back again entering turn three. But a final push off the final corner gave him enough momentum to steal the victory from Gawaresky at the line, for his first feature win of the season. Gawaresky, the current pint leader, settled for second with Frank Knaus making a final push to take third. Kemnetz, Alex Crapser and Wicinski rounded out the top six.

After an opening lap caution, Mike Mueller grabbed the lead in the Automotive Supply Company IMCA Modified feature and proceeded to open a lead on the field until a final caution on lap 8 bunched the field. T.J. Smith Ed Lemay, Tim Lemirande, Sean Jerovetz and Benji LaCrosse were in line for the restart.

Mueller continued to set the pace with LaCrosse continuing to run the outside line and move into the runner up spot on lap 14, after starting the race in 23rd. A pair of laps later, LaCrosse took control and ran off to collect his second feature win of the season and also become the first repeat division feature winner this season. Mueller completed his best run of the season taking second with Lemirande taking third and Smith fourth. Lemay took fifth with Brain Drexler rounding out the top six.

A field of 24 cars started the Jim’s Auto Repair IMCA Stock Car main event with Jerry Kope setting the pace through a couple cautions during the first 7 laps. Karly Stadler, Travis Van Straten, Aaron Stolp and Jerry Winkler were behind for the lap 8 restart. Van Straten was able to find his way to the lead after the restart and opened a bit of a lead as Joe White moved in the runner up spot. For the last half of the race, Van Straten was able to hold the lead after repeated charges fy White. With 5 laps left, White was setting up for a final dash , running the outside line to perfection and pulling event with Van Straten several times. As the pair exited turn 4 for the white flag, White was again dead even, but Van Straten was still scored as the leader. The final lap showdown would not decide the race, however, as a spin brought out a caution just after the white flag ending the contest and preserving Van Stratens 5th feature win of the season. White settled for the runner up finish with Winkler taking third. John Heinz made his trip pay off with a strong fourth place run with Kope taking fifth and Barry Van Straten, making his first run of the season, finishing 6th.

Current Nolte’s Auto Repair and Towing IMCA Sport Mod point leader, Tom Schneider, started the feature event 10th on the grid and the green flag saw him take to the far outside line and the route took him to the lead on the opening lap. A couple early race cautions kept Tim Sheppard, Scott Besaw, Bernie Miller, Dennis Schultz and Jason Ebert tight behind. After a final restart on lap 8, Schneider was able to open a lead and despite Sheppard making a couple runs at him, was able to drive off with his 4th feature win of the season. Sheppard and Besaw were spaced out behind. T good battle mid pack saw Jeff Schmuhl take the fourth place finish with Lucas Lamberies and Ebert round out the top six.

The Ellington Mutual Insurance Company Dirt Devils saw Taylor Becher take the lead for the first 2 laps before Mitchell Fairbank took control. Kasey Gross moved into second on lap 6 and Chris Maas followed into third. The top three started to open a gap on the rest of the field. Gross tried several attempts to shake Fairbank lose from the inside line, but would not succeed. Maas tried several time to pass both on the outside, but could not make that line work enough o pay off. Fairbank outlasted the dual threat and collected his first ever SpeedZone feature win. Gross and Mass were right behind. Becher took fourth with Wes Lungwitz and Seth Hickman rounding out the top six.

This next week, July 22, will see Bergstrom Automotive sponsor the IRA Outlaw Sprint Cars in what will be their only SpeedZone appearance in 2016. The second round of the IMCA Modified King of the Ring series will also be on track. The IMCA Sport Mods and IMCA Stock Cars are also part of the big night.



20 Lap Feature l. Benji LaCXrsse, Green Bay 2. Mike Mueller, Rosendale 3. Tim Lemirande, Middleton 4. T.J. Smith, Menasha 5. Ed Lemay, Beaver Dam 6. Brian Drexler, Oshkosh

8 Lap Consy First l. Brian Mullen, Seymour 2. LaCrosse 3. Dan Roedl, Beaver Dam

Second l. Jeremy Christians, Horicon 2. Steve Schneider, Chilton 3. Kevin Baldry, Omro

8 Lap Heats First l. Mueller 2. Mike Wedelstadt, Fremont

Second l. Marcus Yarie, Wausau 2. Lemirande

Third l. Drexler 2. Jay Matthias, Green Bay

Fourth l. Sean Jerovetz, Suamico 2. Lemay


20 Lap Feature l. Travis Van Straten, Hortonville 2. Joe White, Oconto 3. Jerry Winkler, Oshkosh 4. John Heinz, Green Bay 5. Jerry Kope, Oshkosh 6. Barry Van Straten, Shiocton

8 Lap Heats First l. Travis Van Straten 2. Steve Hiles, Hortonville

Second l. Aaron, Stolp, Milwaukee 2. Greg Wichman, Bonduel

Third l. Winkler 2. Harley Simon, Seymour


20 Lap Feature l. Tom Schneider, Chilton 2. Tim Sheppard, Beaver Dam 3. Scott Besaw, Omro 4. Jeff Schmuhl, Fall River 5. Lucan Lamberies, Clintonville 6. Jason Ebert,

8 Lap Heats First l. Schneider 2. Schmuhl

Second l. Colten Van Hierden, Beaver Dam 2,. J.J. Andersen, Green Bay

Third l. Kevin Bethke, Neenah 2. Dennis Schultz, Oshkosh


20 Lap Feature l. Jesse Krahn, Beaver Dam 2. Steve Gawaresky, Oshkosh 3. Frank Knaus, Menasha 4. Jeremy Kemnetz, Hancock 5. Alex Crapser, Brookfield 6. Jeff Wicinsky, Winneconne

8 Lap Heats First l. Wicinsky 2. Kemnetz

Second l. Jeff Jungwirth, Oshkosh 2. Dan Knaus, Menasha

Third l. Frank Knaus 2. Lexii Ashcraft, Oshkosh


20 Lap Feature l. Derek Schrauth, Winneconne 2. Larry Richards, Montello 3. Jeff Richards, Montello 4. Brian Vinney, Jr, Oshkosh 5. Rich Garb, Eldorado 6. Don Schumacher, Oconomowoc

8 Lap Heats First l. Larry Richards 2. Schrauth

Second l. Garb 2. Vinney, Jr


20 Lap Feature 1; Mitchell, Fairbank, Van Dyne 2. Kasey Gross, Gleason 3. Chris Maasm Oakfield 4. Taylor Becher, Hortonville 5. Wes Lungwitz, Oshkosh 6. Seth Hickman, Oshkosh

8 Lap Heats First 1. Maas 2. Fairbank

Second l. Gross 2. Hickman

Richmond Gears will be at the Speedzone August 12 and tons of merchandise to be given away!

Richmond Gear Weekend Warrior Bonus Sponsorship!

Everyone knows that Richmond Gear, a Midwest Truck & Auto Parts brand, is the leading manufacturer of professional quality hi-performance ring and pinion sets, transmissions, and traction sets. For over 80 years, Richmond’s Double Diamond logo has signified the highest quality gears in the racing industry!

Grassroots Racers and Fans know that for two decades Richmond Gear has been the #1 Supporter of Grassroots Racing posting over $125,000 in weekly Racer Rewards at all Contingency Connection tracks and series! Combined with awards from other Midwest Truck & Auto Parts brands including Motive Gear, Ten Factory, Powertrax, and Lock-Right—the overall total awards posting for Richmond and all brands amounts to over $625,000!

offering Bonus Prize Packages to 100 Weekend Warriors at Contingency Connection tracks & series!

Here’s how it works…

  •   Contingency Connection tracks and series designate a Richmond Gear Weekend Warrior

    event between August 1st -September 15th

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    containing a product certificate, apparel, and other awards.

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    RACERS—-It’s as EASY as 1-2-3 to WIN with RICHMOND!

    1. RACE at your hometown Contingency Connection track or series… 2. RUN the Richmond Gear DECAL all season long…
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    Weekend Warriors RUN Richmond!

2nd Annual AMA Vintage National racing

The AMA Vintage National Dirt Track Series Kicks of tonight at 7:30 PM at the Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway. Grandstands open at 6:00 PM with racing at 7:30. Tickets $10.00, 10 and under free.

Sunday grandstands open at 11:00 with qualifing at 1:00 with Championship National finals at 3:00.
Tickets $10.00 and 10 and under free.

SpeedZone results, July 1

Oshkosh, July 1- The Oskosh SpeedZone Raceway hosted a big night of racing to kick off the 4th of July weekend Friday night that produced 6 first time winners this season.

The Nolte’s Auto Repair and Towing IMCA Sport Mods took the first feature flag of the night with Bernie Miller grabbing the lead through the lone caution of the race on lap 6. Miller continued to set the pace with Brock Saunders, Jeff Schmuhl, Kevin Bethke and Adam Peschek behind. Schmuhl tried the outside several times but Miller was quicker off each corner and held him at bay, until a power move to the inside entering turn three on lap 11 was able to secure the top spot. Schmuhl ran off the rest of the way to collect his first feature win of the season. Bethke secured the runner up finish with Miller taking his best finish for the year in third. Saunders, Tim Sheppard and point leader, Tom Schneider rounded out the top six.

The Gold Star Racing Products Grand Nationals saw their only caution for a 2 car crash in turn 2 on lap 2. Tim Reichenberger settled into the top spot and ran alone at the front while the battle stayed for the runn er up spot. Chase Solomon, Derek Schrauth, Brian Vinney,Jr and Jeff Richards stayed bunched the rest of the way. Reichenberger claimed his first feature win of the season with Schrauth ending his best run of the year holding off Richards for the runner up finish. Solomon, Vinney and Larry Richards made up the top six.

Brain Crapser took the initial lead as the Automotive Supply Co IMCA Modifieds took the track. Johnny Whitman powered by the elader on lap 3 and took off to hide leaving the battle for the runner up spot. Crapser, Kevin Baldry, Brian Drexler, Ed Lemay and Matt Klenz kept the group tight with Baldry holding second for most of the distance. With five laps left, point leader, Marcus Yarie and Tim Lemirande made their way into the top of the lineup. Drexler used the outside line over the final laps to challenge Baldry wile Yarie made it t tight three was battle running indeed. Whitman collected his first SpeedZone feature of the season with Drexler taking the runner up spot over Baldry and Yarie. Lemirande and Klenz rounded out the top six.

Rookie Adam Crapser set the pace in the Outlaw Chassis Street Stock feature with Jason Fairbank, Brandon Ross, Jeff Jungwirth, Dan Knaus and Jeff Wicinsky right behind. Jungwirht oved into the runner up spot on lap 3 and started working the inside of the leader. Wicinsky and Frank Knause moved into the top four just before the mid point of the race. Wicinsky brought out the lone caution of the race when he caught a tire in turn 2 which sent his car airborn. The car landed on the next tire in line breaking the front end and bounced again before crashing to a halt. Driver was ok but the car was done for the night. On the restart, Jungwirth was able to get to the inside and took the lead away from Crapser. Frank Knaus was moving forward and was able to take over the lead 2 laps later from Jungwirth, with Jesse Krahn joining the lead pack and taking 2nd with 5 laps left. Knaus held the elad to collect his first featurte win of the season with Krahn settling for the runner up spot. Jungwirth held on for third with Dan Knaus in 4th. Steve Gawaesky and Jeremy Kemnetz rounded out the top six.

Cory Wegner led the first circuit as the Jim’s Auto Repair IMCA Stock Cars too k the green. Chase Parker took a shot at the lead on lap 2 before David Hoerning moved into the top spot and was able to open a bit of a lead. Aaron Stolp. Travis Van Straten and Jerry Winkler were working through tight traffic to the front. By lap 11, Van Straten was working on Parker for the runner up spot with Stolp and Winkler right behind . Van Strasten moved into the runner up spot on lap 13 and it took a couple laps to move right up on Hoernings bumper. Over the final 5 laps, Van Straten tried outside and then fought hard to look inside for a gap. Hoerning was up to the challenge, and a couple lapped cars held up Van Straten just enough to prevent a last lap charge. Hoerning picked up his first career division feature win after 3 years of competing. Van Straten settled for the runner up finish with Parker ending a strong run at third. Winkle, Stolp and Harley Simon rounded out the top six.

In the first 6 laps of the Ellington Mutual Insurance Company Dirt Devil feature, Seth Hickman, Taylor Becher, Jordan Klemmer and Kasey Gross all led laps. Once Gross took charge on lap 7, he opened a slight lead with Shaun Bangart making his move into second and pulled up on the leader. The pair wet at it for the next 6 laps with Gross able to hold off each attempt Bangart could try. On lap 17, as the leaders were exiting turn 4, the right front wheel broke off Gross’s cars, ending his bid and turning the lead over to Bangart for the final four laps dash.

Bangart, a 2 time defending division champ, was making his first run here this season and collected the feature win. Becher challenged over the final laps but settled for second. Wes Lungwitz, Jeremy Hames, Autumn Gill and Mark Pawlak made up the top six finishers.

Following the final checker, the track sponsored an impressive fireworks show.

There will be NO racing a the SpeedZone this week, July 8 because of Life Fest.

The full racing program will resume with HOBBYTOWN USA presenting Christmas in July on July 15.

The IRA Sprint Cars and second round of the IMCA Modified “King of the Ring” series will be at the Zone on Friday July 22.



20 Lap Feature l. Johnny Whitman, DePere 2. Brian Drexler, Oshkosh 3. Kevin Baldry, Omro 4. Marcus Yarie, Wausau 5. Tim Lemirande, Middleton 6, Matt Klenz, West Bend

10 Lap Consy l. R.J. Gerber, Waupun 2. Tim Robbins, Rosendale 3. Shawn Frelich, Forestville 4. Dan Roedl, Beaver Dam

8 Lap Heats First l. Whitman 2. Yarie

Second l. EdLemay, Beaver Dam 2. Trevor Spaulding, Greenville

Third l. Matt Klenz 2. Drexler


20 Lap Feature l. David Hoerning, Appleton 2. Travis Van Straten, Hortonville 3. Chase Parker, Hortonville 4. Jerry Winkler, Oshkosh 5. Aaron Stolp, Milwaukee 6. Harley Simon, Seymour

8 Lap Heats First l. Van Straten 2. Stolp

Second l. Parker 2. Winkler


20 Lap Feature l. Jeff Schmuhl, Fall River 2. Kevin Bethke, Neenah 3. Bernie Miller, Hatley 4, Brock Saunders, Greenville 5. Tim Sheppard 6, Tom Schneider, Chilton

8 Lap Heats First l. Bethke 2. Schmuhl

Second l. Sheppard 2. Dennis Schultz, Oshkosh


20 Lap Feature l. Frank Knaus, Menasha 2. Jesse Krahn, Beaver Dam 3. Jeff Jungwirth, Oshkosh 4. Dan Knaus, Menasha 5. Steve Gawaresky, Oshkosh 6. Jeremy Kemnetz, Hancock

8 Lap Heats First l. Frank Knaus 2. Jungwirth

Second l. Lexii Ashcraft, Oshkosh 2. Adam Crapser, Milwaukee


20 Lap Feature l. Tim Reichenberger, Neenah 2 . Derek Schrauth, Omro 3. Jeff Richards, Montello 4. Chase Solomon, Oshkosh 5. Brian Vinney, Jr, Oshkosh 6. Larry Richards, Montello

8 Lap Heats First l.Reichenberger, 2. Schrauth

Second l. Tim Doehling, Omro 2. Larry Richards


20 Lap Feature l Shaun Bangart, Chilton 2. Taylor Becher2, Hortonville 3. Wes Lungwitz, Oshkosh 4.Jeremy Hames, Omro 5. Autumn Gill, 6. Mark Pawlak, Oshkosh

8 Lap Heats First l. Mike Meier, Chilton 2., Mitch Meier, Chilton

Second l. Chris Maas, Oakfield 2. Bangart

Battle at the Zone

The Oshkosh Speedzone would like to thank everyone who came out to round 2 of the IMCA Cheesehead Triple Crown, Battle at the Zone.

We would like to thank all the track workers, kitchen help, safety crew, photographers and anyone else I may have missed. There are a few people we need to thank for keeping the show going, Brittany Lechnir, Jeff Lechnir, Bob Schultz, Nancy Flaig, Angie Moeller, Tracy Thrun and of course the announcers, Scott Owen and Dave Buss. Thank you to Barry Braun and his crew from IMCA.TV for producing a great live event for viewers that were not able to attend.

If you look at the big picture it was one heck of a show. Track was smooth, only 7 cautions, and no laps were cut in the features plus all the breaks we needed to get line ups correct and still completed in a timely manner.

Thank you to all the driver’s that came and supported the Speedzone, if it weren’t for you this would have not happened.

Next week July 1, will be a regular show with fireworks after the show sponsored by Dominos of Oshkosh. Plus we have the AMA Flat Track Motorcycles dirt races on the Saturday and Sunday, a show you will not want to miss.

We then take a week off due to Lifest then back at it July 15th.