Races Canceled For June 23, 2017

June 22, 2017 – Due to 141 Speedway rescheduling the $10,000.00 Clash at the Creek to Friday June 23rd because of the bad weather on Thursday, the Oshkosh Speedzone will not be racing on Friday. Larry and Jeff had some discussions on what to do whether to race or not, it was decided not to race. We looked at racing Sunday but not getting sanctioning was a deciding factor plus Debbie and Larry were working their full time jobs.

If you had bought advanced sales tickets please contact us so we can get you a refund. Drivers, we will be sending back your checks you had sent to us for your entry fee. Please contact Larry through his email, lstratt@sbcglobal.net for a refund on your tickets.

Next week Friday June 30th will be Dominos night of Fire, there will be fireworks after the races to celebrate our Country’s Freedom.

The following week, July 7 we will be off due to Lifest having their event.

Then Thursday July 13th will be the USMTS Modified Touring series at the Speedzone with IMCA Stock Cars and the newly debuted Street Stock Cow Bell Series. The Bell will ring at 7:00 PM.

The Oshkosh Speedzone is located at 500 East County Rd Y at the Sunnyview Expo Center just off of US Highway 41 and Highway 76.

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Race Track

With a vote of 14 yay and 17 nay, Lifest’s request to build a permanent stage o the racetrack has been denied. This means the track will stay. Request for Propasals will be sent out for potential promoters of the county owned race track.

SpeedZone results June 16, 2017

Oshkosh, June 16- Despite threatening weather , co-operation was the key as a fast paced program was needed to get a full program in the books Friday night the SpeedZone Raceway.

Patrick Klawitter paced the opening four circuits of the Nolte’s Auto Repair and Towing Street Stock division main with Frank Knaus taking command on lap 5. Once in the lead. Knaus set a torid pace on route to his second feature win of the season. The field behind stayed bunched with Alex Crapser holding the runner up spot with Brady Baldry, Klawitter, Jeff Wicinsky and Jeff Jungwirth all in contention. Knaus paced the rest of the non stop race with Crapser taking the runner up finish. Wicinsky was third. Adam Crapser wrestled the fourth place finish with Klawitter taking fifth and Jungwirth sixth.

Jeremy Jiles set the opeing lap pace as the Outlaw Chassis IMCA Stock Car main took the track. Jeff Schmuhl calimed the top spot on lap 2 and despite several cautions in the first half of the race, maintained the lead. Jeremy Christians made his way to second and the pair went side by side for several laps before Christians used the slick inside line to take the lead on lap 10. The race was tight to the finish with Justin Jacobsen, Schmuhl, Dan Michonski, Travis Van Straten and Jerry Winkler all ran at the front. Christians drove to his third feature win of the season with Jacobsen securing the runner up spot. Schmuhl took third with Michonski, in his first run here this season, took fourth. Winkler bested Van Straten to round out the top six.

After getting a late start on the 2017 season, defending Automotive Supply Company IMCA Modified champion, Marcus Yaruie, led the first 2 laps of the feature before Ryan Besaw took charge on lap 3. One in front, Besaw drove off to take a convincing first career division feature win. Kenny Richards overtook Yarie early on and chased Besaw the rest of the way to take his best finish of the season in second. Yarie took the third place finish. Tony Wedelstadt, dad, Mike Wedelstadt, T.j. Smith and Drian Drexler battled the entire race and at the finish Tony took fourth with Smith fifth and Mike Wedlestadt rounding outthe top six.

The Don Herman Auto Repair IMCA Sport Mods were led by Brianna Ambroziak at the start with Andrew Meyerhofer, Jason Ebert, Tom Schneider and Robby Thiel in chase. Scott Besaw hooked up on the outside and worked his way from mid field to move into the runner up spot on lap 7. He continued his trek to the front taking over the lead on lap 9. Once in the front, Besaw opened a lead on the field. Jeff Schmuhl moved into the runner up spot on lap later with Lucas Lamberies, Ebert and Colten Van Hierden joining Ambroziak I nt tight battle for second. The first of 2 late race cautions appeared on lap 13 and put the field on Besaw. Van Hierden amd a run into third on the restart and joind Besaw and Schmuhl at the front of the pack. A final caution on lap 17 set the stage for a 3 lap shoot out. In the scrable after the final resatart, Besaw again help the point with Van Hirrden making an inside run at the lead. Besaw stayed high with Schmuhl and pulled ahead with the white flag waving. Schmuhl made a last lap charge and dove to the inside out of the final turn to take the victory at the line. Besaw settled for the runner up spot with Van Heirden taking third. Ambroziak took her best finish of the season holding on to fourth. Ebert and Todd Kluever rounded out the top six.

The Gold Star Racing Products Grand Nationals took the green with Tim Doehling settling into the lead position right away with Nick Schumacher, Dustin Weiss, Tim Reichenberger and Don Schumacher in chase. Brian Vinney, Jr picked his way to the front taking over the runner up spot on lap 8, and closed in on the leader. Running side by side, Vinney was scored as the leader one lap before the caution appeared on lap 13. Vinney continued to set the pace on the restart, before losing the handle briefly in turn on on lap 16, which allowed Doehling to retake the lead. Doehling drove off with his first feature win of the season with Nick Schumacher taking THE SEOND PLACE FINISH. Derek Schrauth and Larry Richards were next in the finish with Jeff Richards and Brian Gilles rounding out the top six.

Cody Booth and Barrett Hummelmeier each lead a lap to start the Lynn’s Service Center IMCA Sport Compact Dirt Devil feature. Cody Pankow took over on lap 3 and drove off with his first feature win of the season. Jordan Klemmer made a late race charge at the leader but settled for the runner up spot. Chris Maas, Seth Hickman, Booth and Alvin Testroete rounded out the top six.

The IMCA Modified Cheesehead Triple Crown “Battle at the Zone” will invade Oshkosh next Friday night. The IMCA Sport Mods, IMCA Stock Cars and Street Stocks will also be part of the big night. Racing starts at 7 PM every Friday night.

SUMMARY

AUTO MOVIVE SUPPLY COMPANY IMCA MODIFIEDS

20 Lap Feature l. Ryan Besaw 2. Kenny ichards 3. Marcus Yarie 4. Tony Wedelstadt 5. T.J. Smith 6. Mike Wedlestadt

8 Lap Heats First l. Yarie 2. Besaw

Second l. Chase Parker 2. Mike Mueller

Third l. Smith 2. Richards

OUTLAW CHASSIS IMCA STOCK CARS

20 Lap Feature l. Jeremy Christians 2. Justin Jacobsen 3. Jeff Schmuhl 4. Dan Michonski 5. Jerry Winkler 6. Travis Van Straten

8 Lap Heats First l. Jacobsen 2. Kevin Hebbe

Second l. Schmuhl 2. Christians

DON HERMAN AUTO REPAIR IMCA SPORT MODS

20 Lap Feature l. Jeff Schmuhl 2. Scot Besaw 3. Colen Van Hierden 4. Brianna Ambroziak 5. Jason Ebert 6. Todd Kluever

8 Lap Heats First l. Kevin Bethke 2. Robby Thiel

Second l. Besaw 2. Schmuhl

Third l. Ambroziak 2. Van Hierden

NOLT’S AUTO REPAIR AND TOWING STREET STOCKS

20 Lap Feature l. Frank Knaus 2. Alex Crapser 3. Jeff Wicinsky 4. Adam Crapser 5. Patrick Klawitter 6. Jeff Jungwirth

8 Lap Heats First l. Chase Solomon 2. Knaus

Second l. Adam Crapser 2. Jungwirth

GOLD STAR RACING PRODUCTS GRAND NATIONALS

20 Lap Feature l, Tim Doehling 2. Nich Schumacher 3. Derek Schrauth 4. Larry Richards 5. Jeff Richards 6. Brian Gilles

8 Lap Heats First l. Jeff Richards 2. Schrauth

Second l. Larry Richards 2. Tim Reichenberger

LYNN’S SERVICE CENTER IMCA SPORT COMPACT DIRT DEVILS

20 Lap Feature l. Cody Pankow 2. Jordan Klemmer 3. Chris Maas 4. Seth Hickman 5.,Cody Booth 6. Alvin Testroete

8 Lap Heats First l. Mitchell Lee Fairbank 2., Pankow

Second l. Booth 2. Maas

SpeedZone results June 9, 2017

Oshkosh, June 9- A perfect night for racing greeted the Friday night crowd to the Oshkosh SpeedZone Raceway as the IRA Sprint cars joined the program.

The Gold Star Racing Products Grand Nationals started out the feature portion of the program with Jesse Cullen pacing the opening 2 circuits before Larry Richards took control. Following the lone caution of the race on lap 4, Richards took off for a nice Friday night drive, picking up his second feature win of the season. Jeff Richards came home in second followed by Brian Vinney, Jr, Cullen, Derek Schrauth and Donny Kulow.

Mark Schultz grabbed the lead as the Nolte’s Auto Repair Street Stocks took the green and started to pull away from the field over the early laps. A cautio appeared on lap9 and bunched the pack. A wild battle for the lead ensued following the restart. Schultz ran the high line with Jeff Wicinsky, Alex Crapser, Jeff Jungwirth, Frank Knaus and Jesse Krahn running three and four wide behind.

The pack finally broke with Wicinsky securing the lead on lap 15, and running to his second feature win of the season. Schultz held off the rest and chased the leader taking the runner up spot. Jungwirth, Krahn, Knaus and Crapser made up the final top six.

Kitana Poquette led the opening lap of the Lynn’s Service Center IMCA Sport Compact Dirt Devil main with Cody Booth taking charge on lap 2. Booth stretched the lead until the lone caution of the race flew on lap 12. Shaun Bangart was chasing down the leader when the caution appeared and one lap after the restart, inherited the lead when Booth suddenly pulled off the track. Bangart paced the rest of the way, picking up his first feature win of the season. Jordan Klemmer, Tyler Lind, Chris Maas, Seth Hickman and Mitchell Lee Fairbank rounded out the top six.

The IRA nightcap saw a flag to flag contest with Mike Kertscher leading most of the way picking up his first feature win of the season. Bill Balgog, Mike Reinke, Scotty Thiel, Jeremy Schultz and Jordan Goldsesberry rounded out the top six.

SUMMERY

NOLTE’S AUTO REPAIR AND TOWING STREET STOCKS

20 Lap Feature. 1. Jeff Wicinsky 2. Mark Schultz 3. Jeff Jungwirth 4. Jesse Krahn 5. Frank Knaus 6. Alex Crapser

9 Lap Heats First l. Schultz 2.Jordan Ross

Second l. Wicinsky 2. Brandon Ross

GOLD STAR RACING PRODUCTS GRAND NATIONALS

20 Lap Feature l. Larry Richards 2. Jeff Richards 3. Brian Vinney, Jr 4. Jesse Cullen 5. Derek Schrauth 6. Donny Kulow

8 Lap Heats First l. Larry Richards 2. Vinney, Jr

Second l. Cullen 2. Jeff Richards

LYNN’S SERVICE CENTER IMCA SPORT COMPACT DIRT DEVILS

20 Lap Feature l. Shaun Bangart 2. Jordan Klemmer 3. Tyler Lind 4. Chris Maas 5. Seth Hickman 6. Mitchell Lee Fairbank

8 Lap Heats First l. Cody Booth 2. Maas

Second l. Bangart 2. Fairbank

IRA WINGED SPRINTS

30 Lap Feature l. Mike Kertscher 2, Bill Balog 3. Mike Reinke 4. Scotty Thiel 5. Jeremy Schultz 6. Jordan Goldesberry

15 Lap Consy l. Scott Neitzel 2. Blake NImee 3. Josh Walter

10 Lap Heats First l. Tayler Malsam 2. Jeremy Schultz

Second l. Balog 2. Thiel

Third l. Reinke 2, Kertscher

Race Day

I would like to remind everyone that Larry and Jeff will not be able to answer their phones or answer text messages on race days, we are working on the track. Not trying to be jerks but we are trying hard to learn this new venue of track prep. Thank you!!!

Closing of the Speedzone

This past Tuesday May 30, 2017, the Winnebago County Park and Recreation committee held a publ…ic meeting about the future of Lifest and closing of the race track. Rob Way Park and Recreation department head led the conversation about the future of the race track and Lifest.

With threats from Rob Way, Parks Director, to the committee, quote, “This is not a threat but if you don’t vote in favor of these resolutions Lifest will leave”, please tell me how this isn’t a threat.

Several false documents sent to the county board.

A county board member asked last year, 2016, what the revenue from the race track over the years of the track. Rob way sent a spread sheet to the board members showing income of past promoters, Odyssey Productions and Wisconsin Motorsports, what they paid in rent as well as Impact Motorsports, current promoter. The spread sheet showed all the income but misleading information. Income from the past promoters showed all utilities, water, sewer, storm water runoff and electric. All this was included in their rent shown on the spread sheet. Impact Motorsport showed just the rent, no utilities, or advertising they had to pay the county. Rob Way did not include any of these utilities or the 10% advertising in the spread sheet. This would mislead the county’s thinking that the county was subsidizing the race track. When in fact Impact motorsports paid all the utilities plus the rent, Impact Motorsports has all the receipts showing they paid these bills. When questioned why he did not include the same for Impact Motorsports, Rob sent another spread sheet showing the rent without utilities and the results were about the same as what Impact Motorsports paid. How he came up with these numbers in such a short time, less than a day is beyond us. Jeff Lemiesz asked for the signed contracts from Wisconsin Motorsports and Odyssey and he could not provide these documents. He stated that the county purges records after 10 years. He in turn was asked how this could be true when in fact the county has all meeting minutes and records for the past 100 years, he could not explain.

With the County Parks and Recreation vote on Tuesday May 30, 2017 in favor of Lifest on these items,

Approval of Life Promotions, Inc. Ground Lease Agreement
Approval of Life Promotions, Inc. Multi-year Expo Rental Agreement
Approval of Stage Facility
All 5-0

What this means, is a recommendation will be going in Front of the Winnebago County Board June 20, 2017 for the approval for demolishing of the race track for preparations for Lifest to build a permanent stage on the back stretch area of the race track for once a year event, Lifest that is the first week of July each year.

Lifest’s future rent for 2018 and 2019 will be just a dollar, $1.00. If any other venue wants to come in and put on a show whether it be for one day or a multi-day event the cost of renting the stage starts at $10,000.00 which is paid to Lifest plus what the county charges for the grounds. A county board member asked what the county is getting in return for giving Lifest more room for camping and parking, which Lifest will reap the benefits, Rob Way stated that the county will receive nothing until after 10 years when the stage becomes property of the county. When another board member asked, why give up 24 Friday nights verses 1 weekend event, Rob Way stated they would be able to bring in other events that would help generate income. They were then asked if they had any events lined up to come in and was told this could take several years, 5 to 10 years. How can the Parks Department afford to promote a stage and venue when they don’t have money to pay for upkeep on a park given to them by the Landfill department, this was another item on the agenda which they asked the Landfill department to help pay expenses for maintenance and upkeep saying the Parks Department is broke!

With this all being said there will be a county board vote June 20, 2017 on the fate of the race track. If the county board approves these resolutions the race track will be demolished and the grounds prepared at Winnebago Tax payers expense which they will see no benefits from.

Let’s not see this happen. Please come to the board meeting June 20, 2017 and the Winnebago County Court House at 6:00 PM. You can come and show support or talk and say your piece.

WE WILL BE RACING THROUGH THE END ON THE RACE SEASON WHICH IS SEPTEMBER 23 WITH THE FALL CLASSIC!!!!

IRA Outlaw Sprint Cars

This Friday June 9th, the IRA Outlaw Sprint cars are back in town. With this being the second showing of the IRA for the 2017 race season and possibly the last show at the Speedzone ever! This show you will not want to miss.

With the County Parks and Recreation vote on Tuesday May 30, 2017 in favor of Lifest on these items,
Approval of Life Promotions, Inc. Ground Lease Agreement
Approval of Life Promotions, Inc. Multi-year Expo Rental Agreement
Approval of Stage Facility
All 5-0
What this means, is a recommendation will be going in Front of the Winnebago County Board June 20, 2017 for the approval for demolishing of the race track for preparations for Lifest to build a permanent stage on the back stretch area of the race track for once a year event, Lifest that is the first week of July each year.

This IRA Sprint car race could be the final race ever for their event at the race track.
This is a must for you and your family to witness the fastest cars on dirt! With speeds exceeding 120 miles an hour and wild and crazy racing, you will surely not want to miss!

Pit gates will open at 4:00 PM
Grandstands will open at 5:00 PM
Sprint Hot Laps 6:00 PM
Sprints Qualifying 6:30 PM
Racing at 7:00 PM
Pit Passes $30.00
Adults $20.00
Students 11-15 $10.00
10 and under free

Running order for Friday June 9, 2017
Grand Nationals
Sprints Cars
Street Stocks
Dirt Devils

B-mains
IRA

Features
Grand Nationals
Street Stocks
Dirt Devils
Sprint Cars

Schedule subject to change

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SpeedZone results June 2, 2017

Oshkosh, June 2- Ecklund Motorsports presented a big night of racing action Friday at the Oshkosh SpeedZone Raceway with a pair of additional features added for the IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sport Mods.

Kevin Bethke started the evening by winning his first feature of the season in the Don Herman Auto Repair IMCA Sport Mods. Bethke took the lead on lap 6 and despite a late race caution with 4 laps left, was able to secure his first feature win of the season. Brock Saunders, Tim Warner, Mark Schuenemann, Scott Besaw and Jeff Schmul were right behind at the checkers.

In the make up Automotive Supply Co IMCA modified event, Eric Scribner start on the outside pole and pace every lap of the non stop race to win his first SpeedZone feature since July 31, 2015. Mike Mueller, Mike Wedelstadt, Konnor Wilinski, Chase Parker and Brian Drexler made up the top six.

The current nights events had 120 cars entered for the evening.

The Nolte’s Auto Repair and Towing Street Stocks started the feature portion. Numerous cautions plagued the race and force a shortened event. Jesse Krahn hooked up on the outside and took the lead after a lap 4 caution and held on to post his first feature win of the season. Jeff Wicinski, Alex Crapser, Frank Knaus, Mark Schultz and Brady Baldry finished behind Krahn, but post race inspections altered the finish with Knaus moving into third followed by Baldry, Adam Crapser and Chase Solomon in the top six.

The Gold Star Racing Products Grand Nationals took the track next and after a pair of pre race cautions, ran flag to flag. Jesse Cullen set the pace early with Jason Dyer also taking a shot at the point. Brian Vinney, Jr took control of the race on lap 8 and collected his first feature win since July 17, 2015. Jeff Richards claimed the runner up spot over Tim Doehling, with Larry Richards, Dyer and Steven Wirtz rounding out the top six.

Jeff Schmul, in his second full night in the Outlaw Chassis IMCA Stock Car division, started the main event from outside pole and led every lap to record his first career feature win. A late race caution with 2 laps left bunched the field but Schmul held off defending champion, Travis Van Straten, David Hoerning, Jeremy Christians, Aaron Stolp and Joe White to seal the deal.

Cody Booth set the pace for the first 6 laps of the Lynn’s Service Center IMCA Sport Compact Dirt Devil main. Chris Maas challenged over the final couple laps and secured his first feature win of the season on the final lap. Booth took second followed by Cody Pankow, Mitchell Lee Fairbank, Tyler Lind and Seth Hickman.

Lucas Lamberies took over the lead in the Don Herman Auto Repair IMCA Sport Mod main after a lap 2 caution and survived several late race cautions and heavy pressure from Jeff Steenbergen to secure his first career SpeedZone feature win. Steenbergen, Robby Thiel, Tim Warner, Kevin Bethke and Jason Vandenberg rounded out the top six.

Tony Wedelstadt grabbed the lead in the Automotive Supply Co IMCA Modified main from the front row and open a big lead until a caution with 6 laps left bunched the field. Steve Schneider tried for a couple laps to de-throne the leader, but Wedelstadt would pull away again and claim his first feature win at the SpeedZone since May 8, 2015. Schneider, Eric Scribner, Kenny Richards, Chase Parker and Tim Robbins rounded out the top six.

Racing continues next Friday night when the IRA Sprint Cars invade the Zone.

SUMMARY

AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY COMPANY IMCA MODIFIEDS

Feature l. Tony Wedlestadt, 2, Steve Schneider, 3. Eric Scribner 4. Kenny Richards 5. Chase Parker 6. Tim Robbins

10 Lap Consy First John Schultz 2. Brian Drexler

Second 1. Rob Krull 2, Jason Zdroik

8 Lap Heats First l. Mike Mueller 2. Robbins

Second l. Kenny Richards 2. Jamie Schmidt

Third l. Mike Klenz 2. Scribner

Fourth 1. Tony Wedelstadt 2. Parker

OUTLAW CHASSIS IMCA STOCK CARS

Feature l. Jeff Schmul 2. Travis Van Straten 3. David Hoerning 4. Jeremy Christians 5. Aaron Stolp 6. Joe White

8 Lap Heats First l. Justin Jacobsen 2. White

Second l. Hoerning 2. Jerry Winkler

Third l. Schmul 2. Christians

DON HERMAN AUTO REPAIR IMCA SPORT MODS

Feature l. Lucas Lamberies 2. Jeff Steenbergen 3. Robby Thiel 4. Tim Warner 5. Kevin Bethke 6. Jason Vandenberg

10 Lap Consy First l. Colten Van Hierden 2. Bernie Miller

Second l. Jayden Schmidt 2. RW Aschenbrenner

8 Lap Heats First l. Brock Saunders 2. Jeff Schmul

Second l. Lamberies 2. Vandenberg

Third l. Steenbergen 2. Warner

Fourth l. Bethke 2. Mark Schuenemann

NOLTE’S AUTO REPAIR AND TOWING STREET STOCKS

Feature l. Jesse Krahn 2. Jeff Wicinski 3. Frank Knaus 4. Brady Baldry 5. Adam Crapser 6. Chase Solomon

8 Lap Heats First l. Mark Schultz 2. Adam Crapser

Second l. Ian Wainio 2. Joe Minks

GOLD STAR RACING PRODUCTS GRAND NATIONALS

Feature l. Brian Vinney, Jr 2. Jeff Richards 3. Tim Doehling 4. Larry Richards 5. Jason Dyer 6. Steven Wirtz

8 Lap Heats First l. Vinney, Jr 2. Larry Richards

Second l. Jeff Richards 2. Jesse Cullen

Lynn;s service center imca sport compact dirt devils

Feature 1. Chris Maas 2. Cody Booth 3. Cody Pankow 4. Mitchell Lee Fairbank 5. Tyler Lind 6. Seth Hickman

8 Lap Heats First l. Hickman 2. Maas

Second l. Booth 2. Jordan Klemmer

Running order for Friday June 2,

Heats – SS
Sport Mod Feature from last week
Modified Feature from last week
GN…
SC
Sport Mod Heat for June 2
Mod heat for June 2
DD heat
B-Mains
Feature
SS
GN
SC
DD
SM
Mod
Everything is subject to change due to car counts