by Andrew Schaller
JEFFERSON, WI (Saturday, July 02, 2011) Helenville’s Noel Ramge dominated the Newville Auto Salvage 50 lap Late Model feature at Jefferson Speedway on Saturday night. Ramge led from start to finish picking up his first win of the 2011 campaign at Wisconsin’s Action Track.
Scott Lindsay and Ramge made up row one at the start. Coming to the green, Lindsay got very loose allowing Ramge to take control entering the first turn on lap one. Lindsay fell into line behind Ramge for second with Bruce Lee running in third. The first of three caution periods came on lap seven when Dylan Schuyler and Casey Johnson tangled in turn four. As racing resumed, the top three spread themselves out at the front with Ryan Zielski and Chris Quam battled for fourth. On lap 16, Zielski slid up in front of Quam causing contact between to two competitors. As a result, both drivers slowed slightly to correct their rides allowing John Ovadal to shoot past into fourth. Ovadal began to reel in the leaders until the second caution on lap 26 slowed the field. On the restart, Lindsay continued to pressure Ramge at the front as Ovadal maneuvered past Lee for the third spot. The final caution appeared on lap 30 setting up a 20 lap shootout to the finish. Once the field was back under the green, Jason Erickson began to challenge Ovadal for the third spot while Lindsay stayed close to the rear bumper of Ramge. Erickson slipped past Ovadal on lap 34, but Ovadal returned the favor a lap later to regain the third spot. Lindsay stayed glued to Ramge’s rear bumper over the closing laps, but Ramge kept him in his rear view mirror on his way to the checkers to pick up the win. Lindsay was second followed by Ovadal, Erickson and Zielski.
This article was posted to the website on July 3rd, 2011