9/18/07 September Membership Meeting - Proposed Amendement to DCRA BY-laws Submited September 17th the DCRA membership met at the Rialto Lanes and Lounge in Norway to stamp out some 2007 issues, prepare for the Enduro and Nominate 2008 Executive Board Members.
9/2/07 Dickinson County Fair, Championship Night The Dickinson County Fair presented Championship Night at the Norway Speedway. As Mike Reichenberger (LM) Ron Jenshak (SS) Jim Stachowicz (SL) and Jamie Hedlund (4’s) were crowned as our 2007 Champions.
8/25/07 Week 15 - Sorny's Crane Service - Childrens Nickel Toss Nickels rained from the skies, as Sorny’s Crane Service and Bear 93.1 presented week 15 at the Norway Speedway. Paul Radavich stormed threw the field to win his first Late Model feature of his career, while Tom Neeley won his 2nd Super Stock feature in 3 weeks.
8/18/07 Fan Appreciation Week 14 - presented by Thirsty Whale and UPcars.com Hundreds of fans were rewarded with pictures, candy, and prizes at the 7th Annual Fan Appreciation Night was brought to us by the Thirsty Whale Bar and Grill and Upcars.com. Dillon Kralovetz raced through the field to win his first Norway Speedway Late Model A feature, while John Komp won his first Super Stock Feature of the season, while Bob Nordell won his first ever Four Cylinder feature, and Mike Stanchina won the Late Model Super stock Shoot out special to cap the evening.
8/11/07 Auto Value RD III First of all everybody in the Racing Association would like to thank all the fans for sticking with us during the town of Norway Power Outage, and the late evening THANK YOU!!!
Bob Menor raced to a $1000 Round III Auto Value Bumper to Bumper win, but Menor and Mike Gardner will share the 2007 Late Model Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Championship. Tom Neeley survived another Super Stock marathon race to win the $500 Round III prize. As Ron Jenshak secured the $500 2007 Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Stock Championship.
Mike Gardner set fast time in the Late Model division with a time of 14.835 averaging 80.889 mph. Ron Jenshak started off his Auto Value Championship night with fast time in the Super Stock division timing in at 16.220 averaging 73.982 mph. 2006 Defending DQ Dog Four Cylinder Champion Bill Delfosse set fast time for the 4 cylinders.
Bob Danes held off 16-year-old Floridian Dalton Zehr to win the Late Model dash, and Mike Bubloni held off Jeff Boetcher to win the Super Stock Dash. Trey Beauchamp drove away from the field in DQ-Dog 4 cylinder dash to claim the victory.
Dallas Kralovets took the lead from Dan Carne and then held off Tom Lindquist to win the fist Late Model heat. Scott Degnan led flag to flag in the second Late Model heat, gathering the win. Fred Gignac led flag to flag as well to win the third Late Model heat.
Marcus Bubloni raced to the outside of Tom Theobald to win the first Super Stock heat. Brian Stanaway held off Scott Visintainer to win the second Super Stock heat, and Tom Neeley held off a challenge from Dave Sanicki to win the third Super Stock heat.
And then the skies went dark, literally as the Speedway and a section of Norway Township experienced a power outage. After an hour delay to the program, light bestowed upon us again as the Late Model Semi-feature returned to the track. Dallas Kralovets jumped in front of Dan Carne to hold the early lead as Tom Lindquist moved into the second position. Lindquist would then run down Kralovets who had opened a decent sized lead. 13 laps into the race Lindquist mounted his challenge going to the high side completing the pass. Following Lindquist past Kralovets was the #75 of Scott Degnan who zeroed in on Lindquist. As the laps ticked away Degnan could stay in his tracks but never make it along side of the leader. Tom Lindquist took home his first semi-feature win of the season, Scott Degnan second, and Dallas Kralovets third, earning the final transfer spot into the feature.
Tom Theobald held the lead in the early going of the Super Stock Semi-feature, as Steve Sorenson followed in second and John McDonald followed on the inside. 16-year-old rookie Marcus Bubloni used the highline to drive from 4th on lap 4 all the way into the lead on lap 7. John McDonald would then move into the second position pressuring Markus when a caution flew with a couple laps remaining. From the restart McDonald fired to the outside; as he and Marcus raced door to door, slapping fenders and trading a little paint for the lead, one lap Marcus edged out front, the next lap McDonald would edge out front. Coming to the checkers they were door to door and in one of the closest finishes of the year, John McDonald got the victory by nine thousandths of a second over Marcus Bubloni, Steve Sorenson finished third earning the final transfer spot into the A feature.
The Late Model A feature, crashed to life during the 2 lap warm up period before the race, as Craig Schei received the worst damage as he was forced to scratch, unable to start the event. Once the race started Bruce White held the early lead but it was short lived as Scott Stanchina fired passed on lap 9. Stanchina put about 6 car lengths between himself and the rest of the field, but multi-track champion Bob Menor climbed his way into the second position and started to track Stanchina down. The two would battle door to door, until Menor secured the lead on lap 16. Dillon Kralovets would then get by Stanchina for second and start putting heat on Menor. For the remainder of the race Kralovets could stay in touch with Menor waiting for the slightest slip, but the two would keep their distance as Bob Menor raced to victory in the third Bumper to Bumper Auto Value Challenge Series feature. Dillon Kralovets second, Mike Gardner third, Scott Stanchina fourth, and Fred Gignac fifth. After the official point tabulation Bob Menor and Mike Gardner will share the 2007 Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Challenge Series Championship.
The Super Stock feature got off to a better start than the Late Model event, but that would soon change. Tom Neeley put himself in the early lead as he held off Tim Schultz jr in the early going. After numerous cautions and another 4 cylinder like performance the race was called after numerous cautions as the clock itched closer to 11:30pm. Tom Neeley was awarded the win, Ron Jenshak second, Jay Baumler jr third, Dave Sanicki fourth and Mike Bubloni fifth. After official point tabulations Ron Jenshak was awarded the 2007 Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Challenge Series Championship.
Keith Burcar raced away from the field earning his second career Slammer victory, Jim Stachowicz second John Mattia third, Neil Varda fourth, and Allan Beattie fifth.
Jesse Hedlund won his second DQ-Dog Four Cylinder A feature, running away from Gerald Dugree Sr second, Mark Moraska third, Scott Dabb fourth, Brett Bray fifth, Jamie Hedlund sixth, Chris Lassila seventh, Shawn Visintainer eighth, Jim Stanchina ninth, and Brian Stanchina tenth.
Eric Lafreneire dragged Jason Paris out of turn 4 to win the DQ-Dog B feature, Brandon Klitske third, Paul Martin fifth, and Jacob Stachowicz fifth.
Andrew Waitrovich won his first DQ-Dog C feature, in his second start of the year. Philip Galeazi second, Tom Golfis third, Bryce Cuggino fourth, and Scott Brunette fifth.
For complete results, please go to www.mylaps.com and search Norway Speedway.
Please Join us next week as The Thirsty Whale and UP Cars.com present the Seventh Annual Fan Appreciation Day. Making an appearance will be Korey Kemkes driving the Breast Cancer Awareness #07. Also the Salvation Army will be on hand for a can donation. When you donate a can to the Salvation Army you will be entered into a drawing for a 2008 Season Pass.
8/4/07 State Line Challenge Elias Auto Parts and the U.P. Off-road 100 presented the 2007 State Line Challenge as Mike Reichenberger persevered through the event to capture the $2000 prize over Dalton Zehr
7/28/07 International Truck and Engine-Schultz Equipment-Results Broadcasting International Truck and Engine of Chicago along with Schultz Equipment of Iron Mountain put up a $500 Super Stock prize which was won by Dave Sanicki. Also sponsoring this week’s action was Frog 101.5, Bee 100.7 and Oldies 106.7 as Troy Nelson captured the Late Model Feature.
7/20/07 Week 10 - the Wendricks Truss Shoot out Mike Reichenberger took charge of the $1000 Wendricks Truss Shoot out Friday night at the Norway Speedway as he claimed the top prize of Tom Gee Jr. Jim Beauchamp was credited with his first win in the Super Stock feature.
7/13/07 Auto Value Bumper To Bumper, and Werner Electric Round II The Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Challenge series found two different winners in the second round. Troy Nelson captured the $1000 prize in the Late Models, while John McDonald took home the $500 prize in the Super Stock feature.
7/6/07 Iron Mountain Power Sports and Kingsford Dairy Queen Week 8 Iron Mountain Power Sports and the Kingsford Dairy Queen welcomed the fans to week 8 at the Norway Speedway as Scott Degnan collected his first Late Model Feature win of the season, and Mark Bubloni won his 4th Super Stock feature.
6/29/07 Econo Foods, Fire work spectacualr, week 7 Craig Schei and Tom Neeley raced to victory on Econo Foods Night at the Norway Speedway, as the Norway Fire Department lit the sky with a fantastic fireworks display as week 7 came to a close.
6/22/07 ASA Midwest Tour Norway 100 The largest crowd in Norway Speedway history watched local hero and ASA Midwest Touring star Jamie Iverson take home the victory in the Norway 100 over a hard charging Donny Reuvers.
6/15/07 North Honda Motorsports - Week 5 North Honda Motorsports sponsored week five, as Jamie Iverson raced to the checkered flag in the Late Model division using the night as a warm up for the up coming ASA Midwest Tour Event on June 22nd. In the Super Stock Feature, John McDonald captured his first checkered flag of the season.
6/8/07 Iron Mountain Power Sports and Dairy Queen, week 4 a Beautiful late spring day greeted Iron Mountain Power Sports and the Kingsford Dairy Queen night as two veterans chalked up more wins to their ever growing total. As Bob Menor captured the Late Model A feature, and Mike Bubloni Jr. won the Super Stock A Feature.
6/1/07 Auto Value/Bumper To Bumper RD 1 - Week 3 The Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper Challenge Series always brings out the best of our drivers, and when the drivers are up to the challenge, it can only mean a fantastic show for the fans. As Mike Reichenberger snuck underneath Bruce White to win the $1,000 Late Model Prize, and Ron Jenshak benefited from Dave Sanicki and Ryan Hood tangling as he inherited the lead and the $500 prize
5/25/07 Four Seasons Beer Distributing and Standard Printing Night Four Seasons Beer Distributing and Standard Printing night was greeted with friendly sunny skies, as week 2 fired up at the Norway Speedway. Mike Reichenberger captured fast time in the Late Model Division, while Ron Jenshak was the fastest Super Stock.
5/19/07 2007 Opener Presented by Wilson Auto Collision The 2007 Norway Speedway Opener presented by Wilson Auto Collision was promoted as possibly the biggest opener in Norway History. That fact may be left for discussion but it sure became the longest. After all the rain and cold Andy Monday and the 10th frame racing team clamed the top prize in the Late Model Division, while Mark Bubloni opened up the Super Stock season with an impressive victory.
5/14/07 2007 Speedway Opener and More With the start of racing season at Norway Speedway only a few days away, I’m getting very excited and I have many things on my mind that I’d like to write about.
1/15/07 2007 Opener $2000 to win!!!!! At the last board meeting, it was decided that the 2007 Norway Speedway Opener (May 19th) will post $2000 to win the A feature. The Winner of the B feature will be awarded $500 for the win, but will given a "DEAL or NO DEAL" either to accept the money or test his luck in the A feature drawing for a position. The Super Stock main event will also be awared a $250 prize. As we hope to Kick off the 2007 Season with a BANG!!