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 Stevens Makes Victorious Comeback at Jefferson!
By Larry & Jeanne Starr

May 3, 2003; Jefferson, Wis. -- Chad “Squirt” Stevens of Janesville claimed top honors in the 35 lap Late Mode main event. Starting from the inside of row 4, Stevens headed toward the front as Russ Goodwin of Beloit claimed the early lead.

Photo Highlights

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Coming down to the wire! Chad "Squirt" Stevens (#82), holding off Scott Nottestad (#14), on his way to winning the Late Model feature.42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)
Making his way to the point! Chad "Squirt" Stevens, working his way past Nick Wendt (#94), on his way to the front of the Late Model feature. At this point Russ Goodwin
(#11) is at the point, with Roger Behlke (#44) in 2nd. Stevens is on his way to the win!
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Aaron Rude (#9) makes his way past Troy Nelson (#7), in the International feature. Rude went on to win, with Olson finishing third.
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Bobby Stough (#27) challenging Tod Goldade (#9) in the Sportsman feature. Goldade crossed the line first, followed by Stough. Goldade subsequently failed the post race technical inspection, making Stough the "Official" winner.
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Terry Wangsness (#55) moving in behind Johnny Robinson (#99) in Hobby Stock feature action. Robinson went on to win the event and Wangsness would finish 3rd.
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Rikki Bishofberger (#20), holding off Allen Petrie (#12), on her way to her first career feature win, in the Bandit division main.42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)
The rest of the Bandit action! Bill Reynolds (#38), Justin Punsel (#21), Brian Paulson (41) and Tim Seitz (#57) battle for position in the Bandit feature. Seitz made his way to the 3rd place finish.

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Nick Wendt (#94) won the Late Model "Best Appearing Car Contest".42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)
Chris Quam (#4) won the International "Best Appearing Car Contest".42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)
Chad Reimer (#19) won the Sportsman division "Best Appearing Car Contest".42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)
Jeremy Hartwig (#6) won the Hobby Stock "Best Appearing Car Contest".42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)
Brandon "Bud" Riedner won the Bandit division "Best Appearing Car Contest".

All eyes were at the front of the field, as Goodwin battled to stay ahead of Roger Behlke, for most of the race. Stevens made his way to 5th by lap 10, behind Nick Wendt. Stevens claimed 3rd from Wendt, on lap 25, closing with Behlke. As Stevens moved under Behlke, for 2nd, on lap 27, Scott Nottestad was close behind for 3rd. Moving under Goodwin on lap 29, Stevens claimed the point on lap 30, with Nottestad following for 2nd. Nottestad battled hard for the top spot, but Stevens was up to the challenge. Caution came, on the white flag lap, setting up a Green/White/Checkered finish. Stevens handled the restart, holding off Nottestad. At the checkered flag it was Stevens for the win, followed by Nottestad, Randy Breunig, Wendt and Goodwin.

Winning the “Best Looking Car” honors, for the Late Models was Nick Wendt.

In International action, defending Track Champion, Aaron Rude of Cambridge turned a 9th place start into a feature win. At the green flag it was Randy Jansen claiming the early lead. Jansen surrendered the point to Troy Olson on lap 4, with Rude up to the 3rd spot. Caution came, on lap 8, for debris on the front stretch. On the restart Rude moved under Scott Hoeft, for 2nd and closed with Olson. Moving under Olson on lap 12, Rude claimed the top spot on lap 17. At the stripe it was Rude for the win, followed by Chris Quam, Olson, Hoeft and Mike Drays.

Winning the “Best Looking Car” honors, for the Internationals was Chris Quam.

In Sportsman Division action Tod Goldade of Stoughton led every lap, claiming victory in the 30 lap main event. Moving from the outside of row 1, to the point, at the green flag, Goldade held off all challengers, on his way to the checkered flag. Bobby Stough moved into 2nd, on lap 19, closing with Goldade in a bid for the lead. They battled all the way to the checkered. At the stripe it was Goldade for the win, followed by Stough, Dave Oswald, Trent Erdman and Jason Thoma.
Winning the “Best Looking Car” honors, for the Sportsman was Chad Reimer of Oconomowoc.

In Hobby Stock Action Orfordville’s Johnny Robinson II moved from 4th to first, in the 20 lap feature. Eaan Carson took the lead at the start, surrendering the point to Robinson on lap 5. Once at the point it was Robinson all the way. As they flew past the checkered flag it was Robinson for the win, followed by Terry Wangsness, Jim Robinson Jr., Carson and Jerry Chapman.
Winning the “Best Looking Car” honors, for the Hobby Stocks was Jeramy Hartwig of Cottage Grove.

In Bandit Action, Rikki Bishofberger of Fort Atkinson claimed her first, career, feature win, leading the 20 lap main event from green to checkered. Starting on the pole, Bishofberger held off Allen Petrie all the way to the checkered flag. At the finish it was Bishofberger for the win, followed by Petrie, Tim Seitz, Brandon Riedner and Brian Paulson.
Winning the “Best Looking Car” honors, for the Bandits was Brandon Riedner of Waunakee.

Next week at Jefferson Speedway it’s the “Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters -- 50," featuring a 50 lap Late model feature and action packed racing in all divisions. Gates open at 3:00, Qualifying at 5:00 and racing at 7:00 sharp.
Jefferson Speedway is on Highway 18, half way between Jefferson and Cambridge Wisconsin.

Jefferson Speedway -  May 3, 2003Event: Autograph & Picture Night

Late Model Feature Finish:

Laps:

1.         

82 Chad “Squirt” Stevens (Orfordville)

10.      

68 Ken Olson (Fort Atkinson)

2.         

14 Scott Nottestad (Stoughton)

11.      

33 Dylan Schuyler (Dousman)

3.         

4 Randy Breunig (Columbus)

12.      

88 Jim Gleesing (Whitewater)

4.         

94 Nick Wendt (Watertown)

13.      

8 Aaron Wilke (Marshall)

5.         

11 Russ Goodwin (Beloit)

14.      

41 Mike Taylor (Stoughton)

6.         

76 Ron Bishofberger (Ft. Atkinson)

15.      

22 Tony Schuchardt (Belleville)

7.         

44 Roger Behlke (Jefferson)

16.      

18 Andy Wendt (Watertown)

8.         

100 Curt Thompson (Fort Atkinson)

17.      

87 Kyle Jarlsberg (Cambridge)

9.         

52 Steve Dobbratz (Rio)

18.      

11 Beau Sanden (Janesville)

FAST QUALIFIER  :   4 Randy Breunig (Columbus): 14.830 seconds
FAST DASH: 8 Lap (Reedy Home Imp./M&M Bar - Watertown) :   100 Curt Thompson (Ft. Atkinson)

LAST CHANCE:
18 Andy Wendt (Watertown), 33 Dylan Schuyler (Dousman), 41 Mike Taylor (Stoughton),  8 Aaron Wilke (Marshall)
Heats: 10 lap: 1)    18 Andy Wendt (Watertown)  2)      44 Roger Behlke (Jefferson)     3)  11 Russ Goodwin (Beloit)           

International Feature:

Laps:

20

1.       

9 Aaron Rude (Cambridge)

4.         

00 Scotty Hoeft (Watertown)

2.         

4 Chris Quam (Stoughton)

5.         

48 Mike Drays (Milton)

3.         

7 Troy Olson (Janesville)

6.         

84 Steve Drays (Milton)

FAST QUALIFIER  :   4 Chris Quam (Stoughton): 15.867 seconds
Heats: 8 lap: 1)    00 Scotty Hoeft (Watertown)                2)   7 Troy Olson (Janesville)

Sportsman Feature:

Laps:

30

1.         

9 Tod Goldade (Stoughton)

4.         

11 Trent Erdman (Ft. Atkinson)

2.         

48 Bobby Stough Jr. (Waunakee)

5.         

95 Jason Thoma (Jefferson)

3.         

3 Dave Oswald (Cottage Grove)

6.         

55 Carey Hensel (Stoughton)

FAST QUALIFIER  :   95 Jason Thoma (Jefferson): 15.661 seconds
CONSI: 8 Lap :   100 Curt Thompson (Fort Atkinson), 4 Luke Padfield (Jefferson)
LAST CHANCE: 15 Lap :   17 Noel Ramge (Hellenville), 26 Brent Moe (Deforest),  3 Rory Padfield (Stoughton), 59 Judy Weir (Cottage Grove)
Heats: 10 lap: 1)    4 Luke Padfield (Jefferson)   2)   48 Bobby Stough Jr. (Waunakee)
   3)   57 Jason Ayers (Stoughton)
    

Hobby Stock Feature:

Laps:

20

1.         

99 Johnny Robinson II (Orfordville)

4.         

2  Eaan Carson (Fort Atkinson)

2.         

55 Terry Wangsness (Delevan)

5.         

88 Jerry Chapman (Juneau)

3.         

33 Jim Robinson Jr. (Orfordville)

6.         

6 Jeramy Hartwig (Cottage Grove)

FAST QUALIFIER  :   38 Bryon Grassl (Janesville): 16.793 seconds
LAST CHANCE: 12 Lap :   70 Rick Kehoe (Ft. Atkinson), Jason Finnegan (Milton), 8 Chris Schoonover (Janesville), 52 Pete Elgas (Janesville)
Heats:  8 lap: 1)    70 Rick Kehoe (Ft. Atkinson)     2)   52 Pete Elgas (Janesville)    3)
 20 Gary Pashley (Marshall)              

Bandit Feature:

Laps:

15

1.         

20 Rikki Bishofberger (Ft. Atkinson)

4.         

4D Brandon Riedner (Waunakee)

2.         

12 Allen Petrie (Whitewater)

5.         

41 Brian Paulson (Edgerton)

3.         

57 Tim Seitz (Edgerton)

6.         

38 Bill Reynolds (Watertown)

FAST QUALIFIER  :   38 Bill Reynolds (Watertown): 15.408 seconds
LAST CHANCE: 12 Lap :   98 John Remsik (Watertown), 08 Renee Collins (Lake Mills),  4 Christopher Higgins (Watertown), 5 Peter Shelley (Edgerton)
Heats:  8 lap: 1) 29 Mark Joyner (Whitewater)   2)   5 Peter Shelley (Edgerton)   3)  38 Bill Reynolds (Watertown)