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 Patrick, Deporter, Au & Paulson Claim Summer Rumble Overall Titles!
By Larry & Jeanne Starr

June 14, 2003; Jefferson, Wis. -   It was the “NAPA Summer Rumble” finale of a 2 night racing program, between Columbus 151 and Jefferson Speedways. Drivers earned normal pay, for each race night, and points toward bonus money, paid for the top, overall finishers, for both nights.

Photo Highlights

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NAPA Summer Rumble Overall Champs. Right to Left: Scott Patrick (Late Model #40), Mark Deporter (Sportsman #28), Ken Au (Hobby Stock #31) and Brian Paulson (Bandit #41).42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)
Scott Patrick (#40) takes his turn in victory lane, following his victory in the "Papa Murphy's Take 'N Bake 50", to seal his overall "NAPA Summer Rumble" championship.42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)
Scott Patrick (#40), leads Chad "Squirt" Stevens (#83) and Nick Wendt (#94), in the "Papa Murphy's Take 'N Bake Pizza 50". Patrick is on his way to the win. Stevens finished 3rd and Wendt had mechanical problems, late in the race, droping to 15th.
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Scott Dolphin (#0), makes his way to victory lane following, his first Interational feature win.
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Mark Deporter (#28) catches his breath, in victory lane, following the first feature win of his Sportsman career.42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)
Going for the lead! Mark Deporter (#28), moving under Tod Goldade (#9) for the top spot in the Sportsman feature.42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)
Paul Edmundson (#00), claimed the Hobby Stock feature win.
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Bill Sweeney (#42) made his way to victory land, following his bandit feature win.42801a.jpg (14062 bytes)
Bill Sweeney (#42), goes around Allen Petrie (#12), for the lead in the Bandit feature. They will finish in this position, Sweeney first and Petrie second.

Top Bonus money was paid to Scott Patrick of Dousman in the Late Model division, Mark Deporter of Fort Atkinson in the Sportsman division, Ken Au of Fort Atkinson in the Hobby Stock division and Brian Paulson of Edgerton in the Bandit division.

In Late Model action Scott Patrick moved from the outside of the front row to the early lead, and never looked back, guiding the field all the way to the checkered flag. The race slowed for two yellow flags, on lap 9 for a single car spin down the back stretch and on lap 20 when a pair of cars tangled on the front stretch. Scott Nottestad moved to the 2nd spot, on lap 37, and was closing the gap with Patrick. Nottestad caught Patrick but was unable to make a serious bid for the lead. At the stripe it was Patrick for the win, followed by Nottestad, Chad “Squirt” Stevens, Ron Bishofberger and Jason Erickson.

In International action Mike Dolphin of Marshall turned a front row, outside, start in to the first feature win of his career. Pulling ahead at the green flag, Dolphin opened a strong lead, as the battles raged behind him. At end of 20, caution free, laps it was Dolphin for the win, followed by Troy Olson, Aaron Rude, Chris Quam and Mike Drays.

The International division did not participate in the “NAPA Summer Rumble” bonus program.

In Sportsman division action fans witnessed another first time feature win as Fort Atkinson’s Mark Deporter drove from and 8th place start to the first feature victory of his Sportsman career. At the wave of the green Deporter started his journey to the front as Ken Scott claimed the early lead. Scott led the way for 18 laps, opening a strong lead, as Deporter battled his way to 3rd. Scott developed car trouble pulling from the track on lap 18, handing the point to Tod Goldade. As Goldade pulled to the point, Deporter moved to the inside, launching his bid for the lead. Motoring under Goldade, on lap 19, Deporter claimed the point, guiding the field from there to the checkered flag. At the stripe it was Deporter followed by Chad Reimer, Bret Schmidt, Jason Thoma and Curt Brown.

In Hobby Stock action Paul Edmundson of Whitewater claimed top honors in the 20 lap feature. Starting from the pole position, Edmundson watched Jim Williams pull to the early lead. Williams led for 2 laps before Edmundson was able to find his way back to the point. As they flew past the checkered flag it was Edmundson for the win, followed by Terry Wangsness, Jim Williams, Ken Au and Dennis Schmidt.

In Bandit action Bill Sweeney claimed top honors in the 18 lap main event. Starting outside row 7, Sweeney headed to the front as Allen Petrie claimed the early lead. Petrie had the point for 14 laps, as Sweeney motored through traffic. Sweeney made the winning pass on lap 15, showing the way from there to the checkered. At the stripe it was Sweeney for the win, followed by Petrie, Chris Nelson, Jim Remsik, Bill Reynolds and Brian Paulson.

The action continues next week on Wisconsin’s Action Track, with a full racing program. 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 14, 2003- Event: Summer Rumble Finale - PaPa Murphy’s Take ‘N Bake 50
Summer Rumble Overall Winners ( Best Average finish for both nights)
Late Model: 40 Scott Patrick (Dousman)
Sportsman : 28 Mark Deporter (Ft. Atkinson)
Hobby Stock: 31 Ken Au (Jefferson)
Bandit: 41 Brian Paulson (Edgerton)

Late Model Feature Finish:    Laps:    35
1.        40 Scott Patrick (Dousman)                         10.         71 John Ovadal Jr. (Watertown)
2.        14 Scott Nottestad (Stoughton)                    11.         16 Luke Westenberg (Watertown)
3.        82 Chad “Squirt” Stevens (Orfordville)      12.         4 Randy Breunig (Columbus)
4.        76 Ron Bishofberger (Ft. Atkinson)            13.         8 Aaron Wilke (Marshall)
5.        68 Jason Erickson (Cambridge)                 14.         7 J.C. Stanelle (Milton)
6.        2 Matt Frey (Cambridge)                           15.         94 Nick Wendt (Watertown)
7.        87 Kyle Jarlsberg (Cambridge)                  16.         100 Curt Thompson (Ft. Atkinson)
8.        11 Beau Sanden (Janesville)                     17.         18 Andy Wendt (Watertown)
9.        52 Steve Dobbratz (Rio)                            18.         13 Ed Wolff III (Clyman)
FAST QUALIFIER : 4 Randy Breunig (Columbus): 14.880 seconds
FAST DASH: 8 Lap (Lake Country Heating & Cooling): 18 Andy Wendt (Watertown)
CONSI: 12 Lap : 22 Tony Schuchardt (Belleville), 6 Ken Piotrowski (Janesville)
LAST CHANCE: 20 Lap : 16 Luke Westenberg (Palmyra), 7 J.C. Stanelle (Milton), 8Aaron Wilke (Marshall), 13 Ed Wolff III (Clyman)
Heats: 10 lap: 1) 6 Ken Piotrowski (Janesville)    2) 81 Don Gaserude (Ft. Atkinson)    3) 12 Greg Bowers (Waterloo)   

International Feature:     Laps:    20
1.        0 Scott Dolphin (Marshall)             4.         4 Chris Quam (Stoughton)
2.        7 Troy Olson (Janesville)              5.         48 Mike Drays (Milton)
3.        9 Aaron Rude (Cambridge)          6.         84 Steve Drays (Milton)
FAST QUALIFIER : 4 Chris Quam (Stoughton): 15.595 seconds
Heats: 10 lap: 1) 7 Troy Olson (Janesville)    2) 84 Steve Drays (Milton)


Sportsman Feature:     Laps:    30
1.        28 Mark Deporter (Ft. Atkinson) (first feat win)      4.        95 Jason Thoma (Jefferson)
2.        19 Chad Reimer (Oconomowoc)                           5.         97 Curt Brown
3.        20 Bret Schmidt (Watertown)                                 6.         48 Bobby Stough Jr. (Waunakee)
FAST QUALIFIER : 95 Jason Thoma (Jefferson): 15.681 seconds
CONSI: 10 Lap : 17 Bill Bush (Jefferson), 59 Trent Erdman (Ft. Atkinson)
LAST CHANCE: 15 Lap : 9 Dustin Ward (Beaver Dam), 4 Luke Padfield (Jefferson), 57 Mark English (Edgerton), 100 Kevin Thompson (Palmyra),
17 Noel Ramge (Hellenville), 23 Chris Koepke (Ft. Atkinson)
Heats: 10 lap: 1) 17 Bill Bush (Jefferson)    2) 9 Dustin Ward (Beaver Dam)    3) 14 Kyle Taylor (Stoughton)    4) 26 Brent Moe (Deforest)

Hobby Stock Feature:     Laps:    20
1.        00 Paul Edmundson (Whitewater)        4.        31 Ken Au (Jefferson)
2.        55 Terry Wangsness (Delavan)          5.         19 Dennis Schmidt (Johnson Creek)
3.        J10 Jim Williams (Milton)                   6.         6 Eaan Carson (Ft. Atkinson)
FAST QUALIFIER : 6 Jeremy Hartwig (Cottage Grove): 16.669 seconds
CONSI: 8 Lap : 43 Jay Finnegan (Milton), 58 Dave Ryan
LAST CHANCE: 12 Lap : 99 Lincoln Keeser (Johnson Creek), 66 James Wingett (Fall River), 10 Larry Moen (Madison), 26 Mike Bretl (Ft. Atkinson)
Heats: 8 lap: 1) 43 Jay Finnegan (Milton)    2) 66 James Wingett (Fall River)    3)     00 Paul Edmundson (Whitewater)     4) 27 Jim Tate (Watertown)

Bandit Feature:    Laps:    15
1.        42 Bill Sweeney (Janesville)             4.         45 Jim Remsik (Watertown)
2.        12 Allen Petrie (Sun Prairie)             5.         38 Bill Reynolds (Watertown)
3.        73 Chris Nelson (Cottage Grove)     6.        41 Brian Paulson (Edgerton)
FAST QUALIFIER : 42 Bill Sweeney (Janesville): 15.134 seconds
CONSI: 8 Lap : 29 Gary Stark (Waterloo), 7 Sean Watters (Sun Prairie), 99 Jordan Hill (Black Earth)
LAST CHANCE: 12 Lap : 8 Mike Heelein (Ft. Atkinson), 13 Aaron Mullen (Janesville), 21 Justin Punsel (Cambridge), 20 Rikki Bishofberger (Ft. Atkinson)
Heats: 8 lap: 1) 7 Sean Watters (Sun Prairie)    2) 39 Jesse McKinney (Watertown)   3) 67 Joe Cross (Sun Prairie)    4) 38 Bill Reynolds (Watertown)