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 Nottestad Claims Overall, Jarlsberg and Chesmore Notch Individual Victories,
in Miller Lite Twin 35’s
By Larry & Jeanne Starr

June 7, 2003; Jefferson, Wis. - Kyle Jarlsberg of Cambridge claimed the first feature win of his career in the first, of 2, 35 lap Late Model features, at Jefferson Speedway. Starting from the outside of row 1, Jarlsberg claimed the early lead, guiding the field to the checkered flag. As Jarlsberg led the way, John Ovadal Jr. kept pace, in the 2nd spot, but was never, quite, close enough to make a serious bid for the top spot. At the stripe it was Jarlsberg for the win, followed by Ovadal, Randy Breunig Curt Thompson and Scott Nottestad.

Photo Highlights

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Kyle Jarlsberg (#87) makes his first trip to Victory lane following his victory in the first of the "Miller Lite Twin 35's".42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)
Dan Chesmore (#27) moving under Nick Wendt (#94) on his way to winning the second "Miller Lite 35 lapper".42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)
Scott Nottestad (#14) claimed the Overall victory, in the twin 35's.
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They don't come much closer than this! Aaron Rude (#9) edges Steve Drays (#84) in the International fast heat.
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A meeting of the minds ... or was it bumpers, in Sportsman division action. Seen are Tyson Grossman (#29), Randy
Padfield (#2) and Chris Koepke (#23).
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Pete Elgas (#52) claimed victory in the Hobby Stock feature.42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)
s this how it's supposed to be done? Christian Nelson (#73) is first at the checkered flag, ahead of Bill Reynolds
(#38) in the Bandit feature. Joe Cross (#67) is a lap down.
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Christian Nelson (#73), tours victory lane following his win in the Bandit feature.42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)
Brent Nottestad (#25) moving under Steve Drays (#84), for the lead in the International feature. Nottestad is on his way to another win.
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Brent Nottestad (#25), stops by Victory Lane, following his win, in the International feature.42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)
Trent Erdman (#11), won top honors, in the Sportsman division feature.

The top 13 finishers, from the first 35 lapper were inverted, to form the starting lineup, for the 2nd half of the “Miller Lite Twin 35’s." Ed Wolff III was unable to make the call, for the 2nd race, moving Matt Frey into the lineup.

Dan Chesmore of Janesville, a former track champion, came from a 7th place start to claim top honors in the final 35 lap feature. At the green flag Nick Wendt claimed the early lead, with rookie driver Dylan Schuyler running 2nd. Jasper Gronert, fresh off his first win (last week) made his way around Schuyler, on lap 8, claiming 2nd and challenging Wendt for the top spot. As Wendt fended off the challenge, with Schuyler staying in the fray, Chesmore made his way to the 4th spot, on lap 12, with Scott Nottestad close behind, in the 5th spot. Schuyler slipped a bit, on lap 17, with Chesmore and Nottestad moved past, in to 3rd and 4th. On lap 19, any advantage that Wendt and Gronert may have had disappeared, as a multi-car incident, in turn 2, brought out the yellow flag. On the restart Chesmore moved to the inside, past Gronert and Wendt, claiming the point by lap 20. As Chesmore claimed the top spot, Nottestad was right behind, for 2nd. As they flew past the checkers it was Chesmore for the win, followed by Nottestad, Wendt, Gronert and Ron Bishofberger.

Nottestad’s 5th and 2nd place finish placed him at the top of the overall standings, with Chesmore combining 7th and 1st, to score 2nd in the overall.

In International action, Brent Nottestad of Cambridge drove from 10th to 1st, in the 20 lap main event. At the start it was Scott Uttech at the point, as Nottestad worked his way through traffic. Steve Drays motored around Uttech, claiming the point on lap 2. Nottestad claimed 2nd on lap 13 closing with Drays. Debris on the track brought out the yellow, on lap 16, closing the field for a restart. At the green, Nottestad moved under Drays, claiming the point by lap 18. At the finish it was Nottestad for the win, followed by Steve Drays, Chris Quam, Scott Hoeft and Mike Drays.

In Sportsman Division action, Trent Erdman battled his way to the front of the 30 lap feature. Starting from the outside of row 4, Erdman headed to the front as Kyle Taylor pulled to the early lead. Taylor guided the way for 25 laps as Tony Koepke, Erdman and Dave Oswald battled their way through the field. Koepke pulled up behind Taylor on lap 12, looking for an opening. Finding his opening, on lap 32, Koepke motored under Taylor for the top spot, only to surrender it, a lap later, to Erdman. As Erdman pulled ahead, Oswald claimed 2nd, challenging Erdman. At the finish it was Erdman for the win, followed by Oswald, Koepke, Taylor and Jason Thoma.

In Hobby Stock action, Pete Elgas of Janesville, led flag-to-flag, in the 20 lap feature, guiding the field from the green, to the checkered flag. Terry Wangsness of Delavan pulled up to challenge for the lead, by lap 17, but it was too little and too late. At the finish it was Elgas for the win, followed by Wangsness, Bryon Grassl, Johnny Robinson and Jeremy Hartwig.
The Bandits rounded out the evenings racing program, with Chris Nelson of Cottage Grove besting the field, in the 18 lap feature. Starting from the inside of row 4, Nelson closed with the early leader, Justin Punsel, by lap 2, claiming the top spot on lap 3. Nelson was first at the stripe, followed by Bill Reynolds, Punsel, Bill Sweeney and Jesse McKinney.

Next week Jefferson Speedway hosts part 2 of the “NAPA Summer Rumble,” with the “Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N Bake Pizza 50." Part 1 takes place Friday night at Columbus 151 Speedway.

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- Date: June 7, 2003 - Event: Miller Lite Twin 35’s & WIBA FM Night

Late Model Feature (#1) Finish:     Laps:    35
1.        87 Kyle Jarlsberg (Cambridge) First Feature     11.        44 Roger Behlke (Jefferson)
2.        71 John Ovadal Jr. (Watertown)                        12.         33 Dylan Schuyler (Dousman)
3.        4 Randy Breunig (Columbus)                            13.         94 Nick Wendt (Watertown)
4.        100 Curt Thompson (Fort Atkinson)                   14.         7 J.C. Stanelle (Milton)
5.        14 Scott Nottestad (Stoughton)                           15.         11 Russ Goodwin (Beloit)
6.        76 Ron Bishofberger (Ft. Atkinson)                   16.         6 Ken Piotrowski (Janesville)
7.        27 Dan Chesmore (Janesville)                          17.         56 Don Mattrisch (Ft. Atkinson)
8.        11 Beau Sanden (Janesville)                            18.         68 Ken Olson (Ft. Atkinson)
9.        52 Steve Dobbratz (Rio)                                   19.         13 Ed Wolff III (Clyman)
10.        22 Jasper Gronert (Jefferson)                         20.         82 Chad “Squirt” Stevens (Orfordville)

Late Model Feature (#2) Finish:    Laps:     35
1.        27 Dan Chesmore (Janesville)                       11.         87 Kyle Jarlsberg (Cambridge)
2.        14 Scott Nottestad (Stoughton)                        12.         11 Beau Sanden (Janesville)
3.        94 Nick Wendt (Watertown)                             13.         2 Matt Frey (Cambridge)
4.        22 Jasper Gronert (Jefferson)                         14.         68 Ken Olson (Ft. Atkinson)
5.        76 Ron Bishofberger (Ft. Atkinson)                 15.         7 J.C. Stanelle (Milton)
6.        44 Roger Behlke (Jefferson)                           16.         6 Ken Piotrowski (Janesville)
7.        52 Steve Dobbratz (Rio)                                 17.         56 Don Mattrisch (Ft. Atkinson)
8.        100 Curt Thompson (Ft. Atkinson)                  18.         11 Russ Goodwin (Beloit)
9.        4 Randy Breunig (Columbus)                        19.         33 Dylan Schuyler (Dousman)
10.        71 John Ovadal Jr. (Watertown)                  20.         82 Chad “Squirt” Stevens (Orfordville)
FAST QUALIFIER : 14 Scott Nottestad (Stoughton): 14.906 seconds
FAST DASH: (Mead Nursery and Concord Inn) 8 Lap : 76 Ron Bishofberger (Fort Atkinson)
LAST CHANCE: 20 Lap : 7 J.C. Stanelle (Milton), 6 Ken Piotrowski (Janesville), 11 Russ Goodwin (Beloit),  13 Ed Wolff III (Clyman), 33 Dylan Schuyler (Dousman), 56 Don Mattrisch (Ft. Atkinson)
Heats: 10 lap: 1) 11 Russ Goodwin (Beloit)    2) 33 Dylan Schuyler (Dousman) 3) 41 Mike Taylor (Stoughton)   

International Feature:     Laps:    20
1.        25 Brent Nottestad (Cambridge)       4.        00 Scott Hoeft (Watertown)
2.        84 Steve Drays (Milton)                   5.         48 Mike Drays (Milton)
3.        4 Chris Quam (Stoughton)                6.         74 Scott Uttech (Beaver Dam)
FAST QUALIFIER : 4 Chris Quam (Stoughton): 15.890 seconds
Heats: 10 lap: 1) 74 Scott Uttech (Beaver Dam)    2) 9 Aaron Rude (Cambridge)

Sportsman Feature:     Laps:    30
1.        11 Trent Erdman (Ft. Atkinson)        4.        14 Kyle Taylor (Stoughton)
2.        3 Dave Oswald (Cottage Grove)     5.        95 Jason Thoma (Jefferson)
3.        32 Tony Koepke (Ft. Atkinson)        6.        57 Mark English (Janesville)
FAST QUALIFIER : 19 Chad Reimer (Oconomowoc): 15.702 seconds
CONSI: 10 Lap : 2 Randy Padfield (Stoughton), 23 Chris Koepke (Ft. Atkinson)
LAST CHANCE: 15 Lap : 2 Jordan McBride (Janesville), 9 Tod Goldade (Stoughton), 17 Noel Ramge (Hellenville), 59 Judy Weir (Cottage Grove),
Heats: 10 lap: 1) 100 Kevin Thompson (Palmyra)    2) 9 Tod Goldade (Stoughton)   3)     26 Brent Moe (Deforest)     4) 3 Dave Oswald (Cottage Grove)

Hobby Stock Feature:    Laps:    20
1.        52 Pete Elgas (Janesville)              4.         99 John Robinson (Orfordville)
2.        55 Terry Wangsness (Delavan)     5.        6 Jeremy Hartwig (Cottage Grove)
3.        38 Bryon Grassl (Janesville)           6.         31 Ken Au (Jefferson)
FAST QUALIFIER : 6 Jeremy Hartwig (Cottage Grove): 16.710 seconds
CONSI: 8 Lap : 71 Jason Deppe (Waterloo), 43 Jay Finnegan (Milton)
LAST CHANCE: 12 Lap : 99 Lincoln Keeser (Johnson Creek), 89 Garrett Goth (Cottage Grove),   9 Bill Emmons (Jefferson), 26 Mike Bretl (Fort Atkinson)
Heats: 8 lap: 1) 2 John Orr (S. Milwaukee)    2) 52 Pete Elgas (Janesville)     3)     6 Jeremy Hartwig (Cottage Grove) 

Bandit Feature:     Laps:    15
1.        73 Chris Nelson (Cottage Grove)     4.        42 Bill Sweeney (Janesville)
2.        38 Bill Reynolds (Watertown)            5.         36 Jesse McKinney (Watertown)
3.        21 Justin Punsel (Cambridge)           6.         4 Chris Higgins (Watertown)
FAST QUALIFIER : 42 Bill Sweeney (Janesville): 15.542 seconds
CONSI: 8 Lap : 7 Sean Watters (Sun Prairie), 51 Matthew McKinney (Watertown)
LAST CHANCE: 12 Lap : 1 Tade Swerig (Janesville), 39 Jesse McKinney (Watertown), 92 Kyle Stark (Waterloo), 75 Paula Seitz (Edgerton)
Heats: 8 lap: 1) 51 Matthew McKinney (Watertown) 2) 94 Mike Storkson (Madison)  3) 08 Renee Collins (Lake Mills)    4) 41 Brian Paulson (Edgerton)