|Rain shortens night at Jefferson Speedway!!
By Jeanne & Larry Starr
August 12, 2000; Jefferson, WI. -A large crowd and an equally large car count were on hand for the Watertown Bowl 50 at Jefferson Speedway.
Everything looked good for a great night of racing. Everything, that is, except the storm clouds coming from the West. Qualifying and heat races were run, up through the 2nd, of 4, Late Model heat races. At nearly 9:00 the rain started and there was no letup. The remainder of the racing program, for Watertown Bowl, will run next week, Saturday, August 19.
Next week Jefferson Speedway will begin its race program with the remainder of the Watertown Bowl event; two late model heat races, Last Chance races, the Watertown Bowl 50 and feature races in all divisions. Following this is the Generac Portable Products 50 racing program, with heat races, Last Chance races and a 50 lap Late Model feature as well as another round of feature races in all divisions. Rounding out the nights racing program is the Demo Derby.
The entire schedule, for August 19, has been moved up 1/2 hour to make time for this full night of racing. Gates open at 3:30, qualifying at 5:00 and racing at 7:00 sharp.
Note that there are no "rain checks" for the August 12 racing program, since the entire program will be completed on August 19 and fans will have the opportunity to see all of the scheduled racing events for both August 12 and 19th.
The "Voss Sentry Foods/WFAW Winners Circle Challenge" has been moved to August 26 and will run in conjunction with the "UAW Local 95 - "50" and the Roll Over Contest Finale.
Remember: August 19, gates open at 3:30, qualifying 5:00 and racing at 7:00 sharp.
August 26, gates open at 4:00, qualifying at 5:30 and racing at 7:30 sharp.
Jefferson Speedway is on Highway 18, between Cambridge and Jefferson Wisconsin.
FAST QUALIFIER - #18 Andy Wendt (Watertown): 14.827 Seconds.
FAST DASH: 8 Lap - 27 Dan Chesmore (Janesville)
Heats: 10 laps: (Winners Only) 1) 12 Butch Mierendorf (Waterloo) 2) 11 Russ Goodwin (Beloit)
FAST QUALIFIER - #25 Brent Nottestad (Cambridge): 16.017 seconds
Heats: 10 laps: (Winners Only) 1) 53 Jim Pankow (Oregon) 2) 4 Chris Quam (Stoughton)
FAST QUALIFIER - #31 Dave Oswald (Cottage Grove): 15.825 seconds
10 Heats: lap: (Winners Only) 1) 4 Luke Padfield (Jefferson)2) 19 Chad Reimer (Oconomowoc)
3) 17 Noel Ramge (Hellenville) 4) 9 Todd Goldade (Stoughton)
FAST QUALIFIER - #71 Tim Noble (Janesville): 16.989 seconds.
Heats: 8 lap: (Winners Only) 1) 56 Randy Strasburg (Ft. Atkinson) 2) 66 Nick Golich (Hebron)
3) 83 John Remsik (Sun Prairie)