Weekly Reports from the 2013 Season


DALTON ZEHR NABS 2013 ASA MEMBER TRACK NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Daytona Beach, FL (October 9, 2013) – In his first full-season of running at Norway Speedway Dalton Zehr dominated the Late Models division winning nine of 11 races, took the early lead in the 2013 ASA Member Track National Championship standings and never gave it up en route to winning the 2013 ASA Member Track National Championship announced today.

At his best, Zehr’s season included a six race win streak and he recorded 10 top-three and nine top-five finishes. He paced the 2013 ASA Member Track National Championship throughout the eight weeks of standings and finished with a 4.3540 average.

Zehr was born in Middleton, Idaho, grew up in Port Orange, Florida and now splits his time between Port Orange and Menominee, Michigan. The 22-year-old rising star earned his first track championship at Norway after running a part-time schedule the previous seven seasons.

“This is a great thrill for me and our race team,” said Zehr. “We were unaware of our position within the national championship until the halfway point of the season but once we realized we had a shot we stepped up our efforts and kept our noses to the ground and battled our way to the track title and the national championship.

“I really want to thank my team owner Joe Nechodom of Racetech Chassis for giving me the opportunity to run all season-long at Norway Speedway and also Gene Adcock who brought Joe and me together last off-season. I also owe a special thanks to Gene Coleman for his years of mentoring; I don’t think I would be a champion without Gene’s guidance.”

It is also the first National Championship for Norway Speedway, a slightly banked one-third mile asphalt oval located at the Dickinson County Fairgrounds in Norway, Michigan. The track, originally built as a dirt track in 1942, was blacktopped in 1979. Racing is held on Friday evenings from mid-May through Labor Day weekend when the champions are crowned during the fair.

“This is great recognition for Dalton and all of us at Norway Speedway,” said Caleb Fulcher, the treasurer for the Dickinson County Racing Association. “As a club run venue we are very proud of the great car counts and strong competition we offer race fans each week. It feels good to share this great news with all of our board members.

“It is a pleasure to be a part of the ASA racing family and our association with ASA has made a difference for us as a weekly racing facility.”

The final 2013 ASA Member Track National Championship standings include the only four track champions who recorded an average of 2.90 or better:

Dalton Zehr, Norway Speedway – 4.3540
Ryan Stiltner, Lonesome Pine Raceway - 3.7791
Shelby Stroebel, Meridian Speedway – 2.9564
Mark Mackesy, State Park Speedway – 2.9486

“It is always an exciting day when we get to call the ASA Member Track National Champion and this year’s champion, Dalton Zehr, is well-deserved,” said Dennis Huth, ASA president. “I’ve gotten to know Dalton and his family and I know the efforts they have put into racing and supporting the ASA program so I want to congratulate not only Dalton but the entire Zehr family.

“I also want to salute Caleb Fulcher and the entire team at Norway Speedway who can now proudly wave an ASA Member Track National Championship banner for being the home of this year’s champion.”

Though he led the ASA Member Track National Championship from its 2013 debut on August 9, he faced a tough battle from Ryan Stiltner (Lonesome Pine Raceway), Shelby Stroebel (Meridian Speedway) and Mark Mackesy down the stretch.

With Zehr, Stiltner was the only driver to be in the ASA Member Track National Championship standings each week in 2013 and finished with a 3.7791 average. The four year veteran at Lonesome Pine Raceway ran 16 times with seven wins, 12 top-three’s and 15 top five’s in the Late Models at the 3/8-mile asphalt oval in Coeburn, VA.

Stroebel, who joined the standings in week three (August 23), visited Victory Lane 10 times in 13 races with 11 top-three finishes running the Modifieds division at the 1/4-mile asphalt oval in downtown Meridian, ID. The 2012 ASA Member Track National Champion has won 27 of 30 features, including all 14 in 2012, dating back to late in the 2011 season. His 2013 ASA Member Track National Championship average was 2.9564.

Mackesy was one of three – Jeremy Lepak and Ryan Hinner were the others -- State Park Speedway drivers to hold a position in the standings at various times in 2013.He ran 10 times, earned two wins, finished second three times and recorded six top-five finishes at the 1/4-mile asphalt oval just outside Wausau, WI in the Super Late Models division and earned a 2.9486 average.

While racing with his family in Florida where they moved when he was 11 years old, Zehr's skills, talent and demeanor caught the eye of Gene Coleman of Coleman Racing Products. Through the years it developed to a point where Zehr began driving Coleman's personal race cars and they ran numerous events at what Coleman considers his home track, Norway Speedway. During the 2012 off-season Zehr was approached by Joe Nechodom of Racetech Chassis to pilot their house car and compete for the 2013 championship.

Although his 2014 plans have not been finalized, Zehr confirmed he will be back at Norway Speedway for select events and he will be running the entire TUNDRA Super Late Model touring series after finishing runner-up in the points the past two seasons.

Speednetdirect.com, for the sixth year in a row, tabulated the National Championship standings. Using a proprietary formula that creates an average based on wins, finishing positions, number of cars passed, car counts and events. The driver who wins their track championship and has the highest average over the other ASA Member Track champions won the 2012 ASA Member Track National Championship.

Full standings are available at www.speednetdirect.com. Click on the ASA Member Track logo at the top of the page.

To learn more about the ASA Member Tracks and Sanctioned Series in your area, please visit www.asa-racing.com. Follow ASA Racing on Facebook at www.facebook.com/american.speed.assoc and on Twitter at @ASARacing.

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The American Speed Association started as a single racing series in 1968 and is a fast growing racing sanctioning body today. The ASA Member Track program sanctions dirt and asphalt short tracks along with road courses around the United States, as well as a variety of regional and national touring series. For more information call 386/258-2221, or send an email to info@asa-racing.com. The latest news and information from all the racetracks and tours involved in the ASA can be found by visiting www.ASA-Racing.com.
 


Norway Speedway would like to congratulate all of our Champion's in 2013 for their hard work and dedication!


2013 Coca-Cola Late Model Champion - Dalton Zehr


2013 Auto-Value Super Stock Champion - Brett Bray


2013 Dairy Queen of Kingsford Fab Four Champion - Cody Skog

 


Dickinson County Fair Labor Day 100
Monday, September 2nd, 2013
Norway, MI
Jim Stanchina

The Dickinson County Fair presented the Labor Day 100 as the 2013 Champions of the Norway Speedway were crowned.

Robbie Iverson and 2013 Wisconsin International Raceway Champion Mike Myerhofer led the field to the green flag, as Iverson jumped out front for the early lead. Shawn Majkrzak quickly advanced into the second position and completed the pass for the lead on lap 6. Majkrzak led until lap 25 as Tom Lindquist took his turn as the leader.

Dalton Zehr advanced into the second position on lap 26 pressuring Lindquist for the lead. Lindquist moved into to the top grove as Zehr went low, Lindquist held Zehr off for numerous laps getting a great run from the top lane out of the corner as the battle raged on, although a caution flew on lap 33 stalling the action. When the two front runners took the Green Lindquist jumped back into the top groove as Zehr went low, although this time Lindquist went a little to wide in corner two drifting up into the marbles ruining his momentum as Zehr kept low and completed the pass. Zehr led the remainder of the race winning his ninth feature of the season. 1. #99 Dalton Zehr 2. #52 Tom Lindquist 3. #41 Scott Stanchina 4. #33 Reagan May 5. #3 Brian Stanchina.

Coca Cola Late Model 2013 Championship points – 1. #99 Dalton Zehr 840 pts 2. #2 Dillon Kralovetz 668 pts 3. #1 Mike Reichenberger 647 pts 4. #53 Brandon Reichenberger 629 pts 5. #52 Tom Lindquist 613 pt

Dalton Zehr entered the Labor Day 100 already clinching the Coca-Cola Late Model Championship, but he is also Chasing the ASA Member Track National Championship as of September 6th the Standings were:

Dalton Zehr, Norway Speedway – 3.4881

Jeremy Lepak, State Park Speedway – 2.8444

Ryan Stiltner, Lonesome Pine Raceway – 2.5129

Brian Blevins, Newport Speedway – 1.8569

Shelby Stroebel, Meridian Speedway – 1.5633

Throughout the season, drivers competing in the premiere divisions at eligible ASA Member Tracks are in the running for the 2013 ASA Member Track National Championship.  In order to have a chance for the national title, a driver must first win their 2013 track championship.

The Tightest point battle heading into the night at the Norway Speedway was in the Auto Value Super Stock Division, as Brett Bray entered the night with a 3 point advantage on Tanner Kelly. Bray had won fast time, but starting his warm up lap in his qualifying heat he broke a ball joint having not taken the green flag Bray earned zero points, as Kelly finished second in the same qualifying race earning ten points and holding a seven point lead entering the feature event. Seven points behind and starting at the rear of the field Bray had a lot of work to do win the championship, and Kelly Starting a couple rows ahead of Bray would just have to keep Bray in site to clinch the title for himself. As the green waived Bryce Cuggino took to the outside of John Mattia Jr taking the lead. As the field sorted it self and the lanes of traffic started to move Bray had advanced into the fifth position by lap 2, and had already passed Kelly who running in the tenth position stuck in a slow lane of competitors. Bray battled Mark Bubloni for ten laps until completing the pass on the high side, then drove to the bumper of defending champion Mark Jenshak and completed the pass, after a restart Bray jumped to the outside of Tim Schultz and put his number 6 machine into second place, as Kelly battled Jenshak and Bubloni a few positions behind. As the dust settled and the checkered flag flew, Bryce Cuggino won the feature, but it was Brett Bray grabbing the headlines racing his way to the 2013 Auto Value Super Stock Championship.

Race Results 1. #103 Bryce Cuggino 2. #6 Brett Bray 3. #5 Tim Schultz 4. #39 Mark Jenshak 5. #26 Dave Meyerhofer

Championship Results 1. #6 Brett Bray 835 pts 2. #77 Tanner Kelly 828 pts 3. #5 Tim Schultz 803 pts 4. #39 Mark Jenshak 768 pts 5. #John Mattia Jr 713 pts.

Matt Adams maneuvered his way threw the largest DQ-Dog four cylinder feature of the season to win his second feature of the season. Cody Skog entered the night 16 points ahead of Rhianna Carne and did enough to hold on for his 3rd DQ-Dog Championship in the last four seasons. (full results still not official at press time)

Mike D’Angelo held off Jordan Ives to win the last chance race, to enter the Labor Day 100.

Heat winners for the evening were, Brandon Reichenberger winning the Fast dash, Mike D’Angelo the first heat, Jordan Ives the second heat and Robbie Iverson won the fast heat.

Ron Jenshak won the first Auto Value Super Stock Qualifying race, and Mark Bubloni won the second qualifying race.

Shawn Ellis won the first Wisconsin Sport Truck heat race, and Corey Kemkes won the second heat.

Fast Qualifiers

Coca-Cola Late Models - #99 Dalton Zehr 14.533 82.57 mph
Auto Value Super Stocks #6 Brett Bray 16.325 73.506 mph
Sport Trucks - #01 Brian Monday 16.882 71.081 mph
DQ-Dog 4 Cylinders (Non Modified) #48 Rhianna Carne

 


 

Island Resort and Casino Showcase
Monday, August 12th, 2013
Norway, MI
Jim Stanchina

Island Resort and Casino presented the ninth week of action at the Norway Speedway. Dalton Zehr found victory lane again for the Coca-Cola Late Models, Bryce Cuggino won the Auto Value Super Stock feature, and Cody Skog won the DQ-Dog feature.

Brian Stanchina and Bruce White led the Coca-Cola Late Model field to the green flag, with Stanchina making the pass for the lead. Brian held the lead for the first five laps of the race until he was overtaken by his older brother Scott. Scott Stanchina led for the next hand full of laps until he was passed by Late Model Rookie contender Joey Pontbriand. Pontbriand held the lead for twelve laps until the black #99 of Dalton Zehr advanced from his 14th starting position to wrestle the lead away on lap 28. Zehr would not relinquish the lead for the remaining 22 laps winning his sixth feature of the season. 1. #99 Dalton Zehr 2. #41 Scott Stanchina 3. #52 Tom Lindquist 4. #1 Mike Reichenberger 5.# 31 Jason Blohm

Bryce Cuggino held off Tanner Kelly to win his first Auto Value Super Stock feature of the season. 1. #103 Bryce Cuggino 2. #77 Tanner Kelly 3. #6 Brett Bray 4. #39 Mark Jenshak 5. #42X T.J. Spierowski

Cody Skog won his 3rd DQ-Dog A feature of the season, holding off Trevor Cronick. 1. #28 Cody Skog 2. #55 Trevor Cronick 3. #41 Austin Stanchina 4. #48 Rihanna Carne 5. #316 Bradley Osterman

Winners of the Coca-Cola Late Model heat races were, Tom Lindquist won the Fast Dash, Darrel Britton won the first heat, and Jordon Ives won the second heat.

The Auto Value Super Stock heat win went to Bryce Cuggino.

Fast Qualifiers for the evening were,

Coca-Cola Late Models - Dalton Zehr 14.613 an average speed of 83.118mph

Auto Value Super Stocks - Mark Jenshak 16.453 an average speed of 72.934mph

DQ-Dog 4 Cylinders - Trevor Cronick 18.359 an average speed of 65.362mph

Next Week the ARCA Midwest Tour invades the speedway, for the DOC 100, come watch your local heroes against the Midwest's best drivers, along with a full schedule of Super Stocks, Four Cylinders and Midwest Banderole's in action.

 


 

Race For A Cure Impresses
Monday, August 5th, 2013
Norway, MI
Jim Stanchina

Large Crowd, Great Weather, and Exciting Racing all came together for a Great Cause Friday Night As BOSS Snow Plows presented The Race for a Cure 100 at the Norway Speedway. Kris Kelly snapped the winning streak of Dalton Zehr. Brett Bray survived the largest Auto Value Super stock show, and visiting Todd Mali from Golden Sands Speedway won the DQ-Dog Feature.

The 100 lap Coca Cola Race for a Cure presented by Boss Snowplows was led early on by Shawn Majkerzak. as he pulled out front of Reagan May and Dillon Kralovetz. May and Kralovetz had an excellent side by side battle for the second position trading the position back and forth throughout the first quarter of the race, as Shawn Majkerzak held a small lead. While the lap counter moved closer to the half-way point, Kris Kelly turned the front threesome into a foursome. It only took Kelly a handful of laps to put his 77 car out front at the halfway point of the race. As quickly as Kelly took the lead, the recent unstoppable force of Dalton Zehr jumped into the second position and drove to the rear bumper of Kelly. Zehr sniffed underneath Kelly for the next 25 laps but Kelly never gave an inch keeping a strong hold of the lead, after a brief caution the 99 car of Dalton Zehr developed mechanical issue and was forced to pull off ending his run for his sixth feature win. With twenty laps remaining the show was not over, Tom Lindquist put his 52 car into contention for the winning getting around Scott Stanchina for the second position to apply the pressure on Kris Kelly. Lindquist made a few great drives under Kelly, but just could not make the 52 car stick, as Kelly would just power on by out of the corner. If Kelly would make one bobble Lindquist would of drove right by, but the 77 car was on a rail held his lane and kept powering out of the corner driving to victory in the 100 lap Race for a Cure. 1. #77 Kris Kelly 2. 52 Tom Lindquist 3. #41 Scott Stanchina 4. 79 Dan Lindsley 5. #5 Brian Stanchina.

The Largest Auto Value Super Stock field of the season started 20 cars deep. Brett Bray took the lead on lap one and then the battle for second began, Mark Bubloni and Jim Yelle quickly positioned themselves into the second and third positions, while Bray pulled away with the lead. After a brief caution Bubloni and Yelle were door to door when Yelle tried to force Bubloni low and the 24 car of Bubloni climbed over the top Yelle's car creating havoc for the field behind them. Bubloni was awarded his spot back, deemed not at fault. The Green waved Bray pulled away and Bubloni and Mark Jenshak started a door to door battle for the second position with Bubloni holding on. With 12 laps remaining the caution waived nullifying Bray's lead. He would not get a clean restart as Bubloni forced his way underneath the leader completing the pass coming to the line, as the field came around to complete another lap the caution waived, and since the restart is lined up by the last completed lap by the field, Brett Bray was moved back into the lead, and never challenged again holding off numerous other restarts in the closing laps. 1. #6 Brett Bray 2. #39 Mark Jenshak 3. #77 Tanner Kelly 4. #40 Ron Jenshak 5. #103 Bryce Cuggino

Rhianna Carne looked to be on her way to her second feature win the DQ-Dog A feature, but out of town visitor Todd Mali made a last lap pass to for the win. 1 #16s Todd Mali 2. #48 Rhianna Carne 3. #28 Cody Skog 4. #17 Ross Olson 5. #55 Trevor Cronick

Coca-Cola Late Model Semi-feature was won by Jason Wells, and the Auto Value Super Stock Semi-feature was won by Mike Bubloni Jr.

Heat Winners for the Coca Cola Late Models were Kris Kelly in the fast dash, Jason Blohm won the first heat, Jordan Ives won the second heat, and Shawn Majkerzak won the third heat.

Auto Value Super stock Odd / Even Qualifying heats were won by Mark Bubloni and Austin Cayer.

DQ-Dog heat race winners were Anthony Sheifelbean, and Jim Stanchina

Fast Qualifiers for the evening were Jamie Iverson in the Coca-Cola Late Models with a time of 14.538 an average speed of 82.531 mph, Auto Value Super Stock Fast Qualifier was Mark Jenshak with a time of 16.231 an average speed of 73.932 mph, and Ross Olson had fast time in the DQ-Dogs with a time of 17.896, an average speed of 67.053.

Please join us next week as the Island Resort and Casino presents the action at the Norway Speedway.


 

New Winner, Same Car
Sunday, July 21st, 2013
Norway, MI
Jim Stanchina

Werner Electric presented the action at the Norway Speedway, as Jeff Van Oudenhoven continued the dominant winning streak for the #99 Race Tech Chassis car subbing for point leader Dalton Zehr. Mark Jenshak became the first multiple feature winner in the Auto Value Super Stocks, and Rhianna Carne won her first DQ-Dog A feature of the season.

Jason Wells slid by veteran Allan Yelle to grab the early lead in the Werner Electric 50. Third generation budding Norway Speedway Star Robbie Iverson moved into the second position in his attempt to real in the leader, Iverson never could close the gap to challenge Wells, and after a restart Dillon Kralovetz advanced around Iverson to take the second position away. Wells continued to lead with Kralovetz glued to his bumper looking for an opening to drive underneath. After twelve laps of pressuring the leader Kralovetz finally advanced into the lead with fifteen laps remaining. Kralovetz time as the leader was short lived, as the black #99 was stalking the leader, although on this evening it wasn't being driven by point leader Dalton Zehr, it was being driven by past Wisconsin International Raceway champion, and current point leader Jeff Van Oudenhoven. Van Oudenhoven drove around Kralovetz and went on to lead the remaining twelve laps uncontested. 1. #99 Jeff Van Oudenhoven 2. #2 Dillon Kralovetz 3. #28 Ryan Hood 4. #53 Brandon Reichenberger 5. #1 Mike Reichenberger

The Auto Value Super Stock A feature was won by Mark Jenshak as he passed Tanner Kelly from his outside pole position spot, and led flag to flag winning his second feature of the season. 1. #39 Mark Jenshak 2. #77 Tanner Kelly 3. #5 Tim Schultz 4. #6 Brett Bray 5. #46 Neil Varda

Bradley Osterman led the first 8 laps of the DQ-Dog A feature. Rhianna Carne completed a pass for the lead on lap 9, as Point leader Matt Adams followed close behind. Rhianna and Adams ran nose to tail with Adams kept the pressure on looking to drive underneath the leader, but Rhianna kept her #48 Neon out front winning her first feature of the season. 1#48 Rhianna Carne 2. #4 Matt Adams 3. #55 Trevor Cronick 4. #316 Bradley Osterman 5. #41 Austin Stanchina

Heat race winners for the evening were Jay Baumler, Jr. won the Coca-Cola Late Model fast dash, Jason Wells won the first heat, and Shawn Majkerzak won the second heat.

Brett Bray won the Auto Value Super Stock heat race, and Bradley Osterman won the DQ-Dog heat race.

Coca-Cola Late Model fast qualifier for the evening was Brandon Reichenberger with a time of 14.657 an average speed of 81.871 mph. Mark Jenshak for the Auto Value Super Stocks with a time of 16.208 an average speed of 73.709. The DQ-Dog fast qualifier was Trevor Cronick with a time of 18.322 an average speed of 64.494

Please join us next week at the Norway Speedway as R&R Tire of Iron Mountain, Escanaba and L'anse as the Sport Trucks join along with our Coca-Cola Late Models, Auto Value Super Stocks and DQ-Dog Four Cylinders


Zehr pulls the broom out at Norway Speedway
Sunday, July 14th, 2013
Norway, MI
Jim Stanchina

Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Parts stores presented another beautiful night at the Norway Speedway, as Dalton Zehr continued his hot streak sweeping the competition by winning fast time, the fast dash, his fifth consecutive Coca-Cola Late Model feature, and winning the 2013 Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Championship. Ryan Wender ran away with the Auto Value Super stock feature and clinched the Super Stock Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Championship and Matt Adams won his second Four Cylinder A-Feature of the season.

Reagan May darted into the lead after a quick side by side battle with outside pole sitter Tony Wells. Although as has been the story all season, it does not matter when or who has the lead, the question is when will the #99 Race Tech Chassis car of Dalton Zehr will slice and dice his way through the field. Zehr raced from the back of the field taking the lead away from Reagan May on lap 22. Zehr flexed his muscle putting the fifth place competitor and Multi-Track champion Mike Reichenberger down a lap with four laps remaining. A late caution would give Reagan May one last shot as she jumped to the outside of Zehr coming to the Green with four laps remaining. They raced door to door heading into turn one. Zehr edged out front down the back stretch and then survived one more restart to win the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper round two event. 1. #99 Dalton Zehr 2. #2 Dillon Kralovetz 3. #33 Reagan May #4 Tom Lindquist 5. #1 Mike Reichenberger

Tim Schultz capitalized on a wild start to the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Stock A-Feature as an incident with Brett Bray and Tanner Kelly brought out an early yellow. On the restart Ryan Wender stormed to the bumper of Schultz and put the pressure on the current point leader. As Wender put the pressure on Schultz, the #5 of Schultz pulled up lame as a transmission failure claimed him for the second consecutive week. Wender went on to lead the remaining laps unchallenged winning the feature and claiming the 2013 Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Championship. 2. #39 Ron Jenshak 3. #77 Tanner Kelly 4. #6 Brett Bray 5. #46 John Mattia, Jr.

Matt Adams dove to the inside of Elliot Reid to take the lead in the DQ-Dog Four Cylinder main event. He seamed to have the race in control and his car set on cruise control, but Rhianna Carne chipped away at the lead lap after lap, as they came to the white flag she had closed the gap to one car length. Adams went high to lap Elliot Reid, as Carne kept to the bottom as they dragged raced to the finish line as Matt Adams edged out Rhianna Carne by one tenth of a second to win his second feature of the season. 1. #4 Matt Adams 2 #48 Rhianna Carne 3. #55 Trevor Cronick 4. #28 Cody Skog 5. #41A Austin Stanchina.

Kris Kelly helping out an injured Mike D’Angelo out dueled Ryan Hood and Joe Pontbriand to win the Coca Cola Late Model Semi-feature.

Heat winners for the evening were Dalton Zehr in the fast dash, Kris Kelly, and Reagan May for the Coca-Cola Late Models. Ron Jenshak won the Auto Value Super Stock Heat, and Matt Adams and Rhianna Carne won the DQ Dog heats

Time Trials went to Dalton Zehr with a time of 14.378 an average speed of 83.46 for the Coca Cola Late Models. Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super stock fast time went to Tim Schultz with a time of 16.303, and average speed of 73.605. The DQ-Dog fast qualifier was Trevor Cronick with a time o 18.414 an average speed of 65.167 mph.

Please Join us next week for the Werner Electric 50! Time trials at 5:45 and Racing at 7:00


An Evening Full of Fireworks at Norway Speedway
Saturday, July 6th, 2013
Norway, MI
Jim Stanchina

Verso Paper, Econo Foods, and beautiful summer weather presented an exciting Night at the Norway Speedway in front of the largest crowd of the season as Dalton Zehr collected his forth consecutive Coca-Cola A feature win, Brett Bray became the 5th different Auto Value Super Stock Feature winner, and Trevor Cronick won the DQ-Dog Feature.

Robbie Iverson lead the field in the early going of the Coca-Coal Late Model race which was red flagged on the 7th lap after a huge wreck down the backstretch left many contenders with damage, Scott Stanchina and Mike D’Angelo received the worst and were unable to continue. When the race went to green Dillon Kralovetz drove by Iverson for the lead. Kralovetz held a comfortable lead as the second place car of Brian Stanchina was holding off visiting driver Reagan May. The caution flag flew with 8 laps remaining as contact between May and Stanchina moving both drivers to the rear of the field. Mike Reichenberger and Dalton Zehr took full advantage lining up behind Kralovetz as the green waved again. Zehr edged out front and held the lead for the final 7 laps of the race winning his fourth consecutive Coca-Cola Late Model main event. 1. #99 Dalton Zehr 2. #2 Dillon Kralovetz 3. #1 Mike Reichenberger 4. #52 Tom Lindquist 5. #97 Robbie Iverson.

The Auto Value Super Stock A feature was led early on by Brett Bray as he held off outside pole starter Mike Stanchina. Mark Jenshak moved to the bumper of Bray and the two ran nose to tail throughout the contest. Bray never faltered and led flag to flag with Jenshak in tow for his first victory of the season. 1. #6 Brett Bray 2. #39 Mark Jenshak 3. 43 Bryce Cuggino 4. #77 Tanner Kelly 5. #46 John Mattia

The DQ-Dog Main event was led early on by Jim Stanchina holding a comfortable lead over the field when the caution flag flew at the 12 lap mark bunching the field up. Stanchina pulled away but was chased down by Trevor Cronick, after a heated battle for the lead Cronick prevailed and led the remaining laps for his first victory of the season.

1. #55 Trevor Cronick 2. #4 Matt Adams 3. #74 Anthony Schiefelbein 4. #316 Bradley Osterman 5. #41 Austin Stanchina

Scott Hoffman won the Coca-Cola Semi feature holding off Anthony Poupore for the win, as both cars then advanced into the main event.

The fast qualifiers for the evening were, Dalton Zehr in the Coca-Cola Late Models with a lap of 14.499 an average speed of 82.764. Tim Schultz Jr had fast time in the Auto Value Super Stocks with a time of 16.316 an average speed of 73.547. Cody Skog clocked in with a time of 18.353 an average speed of 65.384 for fast time in the DQ-Dog division.

Coca-Coal Late Model Heat wins went to Scott Stanchina in the fast dash, Jason Blohm won the first heat, Craig Schei won the second heat in his first night back at the speedway, and Brian Stanchina won the final heat.

Auto Value Super Stock heat winners for the evening were won by Tanner Kelly as he slipped by Mike Stanchina for the win in the even qualifier and Brett Bray held of Bryce Cuggino for the win in the Odd qualifier. The DQ-dog heat win was captured by Trevor Cronick after a last lap pass of Mark Moraska. Norway Speedway presents the second round of the Auto Value Challenge series Next Friday Night, qualifying at 5:45 and Races at 7 pm see you at the speedway for some hot summer action.


Auto Value Round I In The Books!
Saturday, June 15th, 2013
Norway, MI
Jim Stanchina

Round 1 of the Auto Value Challenge Series was held Friday Night at the Norway Speedway. Dalton Zehr took Top honors in the Coca-Cola Late Model division, Mark Jenshak won the Auto Value Super Stock feature, and Cody Skog won the DQ-Dog event.

Auto Value had a thousand dollar prize on the line in the Coca Cola Late Model feature. Reagan May and Bruce White lead the field to the green flag, with May taking the lead from White on lap two. May held the lead until 29 when she was passed by Scott Stanchina for the lead. Stanchina only led the next six laps until Dalton Zehr advanced from his 12th starting position to fire into the lead on lap 35. Zehr lead the remaining 30 laps winning round 1 of this Summers Auto Value events. Zehr has now capture the last three consecutive feature events at the speedway. 1. #99 Dalton Zehr 2. #52 Tom Lindquist 3. Mike Reichenberger 4. #33 Mike D’Angelo 5. #33 Reagan May.

The Auto Value Super Stock $500 main even was lead early on by Tanner Kelly. Kelly led the first 21 laps of the race until he was passed by defending champion Mark Jenshak. Jenshak led the 16 remaining laps winning his first feature of the season. 1. #39 Mark Jenshak 2. #77 Tanner Kelly 3 . #00 Ryan Wender 4. #6 Brett Bray 5. #5 Tim Schultz

Cody Skog won the DQ-Dog feature, second was Rhianna Carne third Bradly Ostermann fourth Matt Adams and rounding out the top five was Anthony Scheifelbein

Fast qualifiers for the evening were Dalton Zehr for the Coca-Cola Late Models with a time of 14.289 an average speed of 83.98. Mark Jenshak for the Auto Value Super Stocks a time of 16.112 an average speed of 74.478, and Cody Skog in the DQ-Dog four cylinders with a time of 18.435.

Coca Cola Late Model heat wins went to Jordan Ives kept Dalton Zehr away from the clean sweep for the evening by edging him in the Dash. Scott Hoffman won the first heat, Mark Miller won the second heat, and Dan Lindsley won the third heat.

Brett Bray beat Tim Schultz in the Auto Value Super Stock heat by one hundredth of a second.

Rhianna Carne won the DQ-Dog heat.

Please join us at the speedway next week for Classic Auto Collision Centers of Kingsford, Escanaba and Marquette Featuring Nascar Truck Series Driver Johnny Sauter in action


Fan Appreciation Heats Up The Season
Saturday, June 8th, 2013
Norway, MI
Jim Stanchina

The Thirsty Whale bar and Grill of Norway, Dairy Queen of Kingsford and UPCARS.com presented Fan Appreciation Night at the Norway Speedway. Hundreds of fans were treated to souvenirs, autographs, and some one on one time with Norway’s finest drivers on the front stretch before the night kicked off.

50 lap Coca-Cola Late Model Main event was led early on by Tony Wells, Rookie Joe Pontbriand quickly moved into the second position to challenge the lead, but was over taken by Brian Stanchina on lap seven. Slicing through the field form his 13th starting positing was the #2 of Dillon Kralovetz, moving into the lead on lap 16. Kralovetz held a comfortable lead over second place Brian Stanchina and seemed to be in cruise control on his way to securing his second feature win of the season.

Although stalking the field and moving through traffic from his last starting position was current point leader Dalton Zehr. Zehr put himself into position to challenge Kralovetz for the lead, and after a brief door to door battle Zehr motored ahead. Zehr survived a late restart unchallenged and held on for his second consecutive Coca-Cola Late Model Feature win. 1. #99 Dalton Zehr 2. #2 Dillon Kralovetz 3. #1 Mike Reichenberger 4. #79 Jordan Ives 5. #79 Dan Lindsley

Auto Value Super Stock Main event had Mike Stanchina battling Jeff Boetcher for the early lead. Stanchina Secured the pass on the second lap and opened up a multi-car length lead. Tim Schultz cleared himself of traffic moving into the second position and started to reel in the leader. Schultz caught Stanchina on lap 13 as the two ran nose to tail. As Stanchina came across the line to lead lap 16, his car broke loose heading into turn one allowing Schultz to secure the pass on the inside. Schultz pulled away and cruised for his first win of the season. 1. #5 Tim Shultz 2. #00 Ryan Wender 3. #16 Mike Stanchina 4. #6 Brett Bray 5. #77 Tanner Kelly

Marissa Bazan jumped to the lead from her second row starting spot to lead the early laps of the DQ-Dog Feature. Cody Skog took the lead halfway through the race and seemed to be in control until Matt Adams ran him down to challenge Skog for the victory. Cody held on winning his second feature of the season. 1. #28 Cody Skog 2. #4 Matt Adams 3. #48 Rhianna Carne 4. #00 Marissa Bazan 4. #41A Austin Stanchina.

Sport Truck feature was won by Jake Boldig, followed by #50, #96 Jason Plutz 4. #5 Brian Vixmer 5. #51.

Dan Lindsley won the Coca-Cola Late Model Semi feature earning a starting position for the main event, and Shawn Majkrzak finished second also earning a spot in the feature.

Coca-Cola Heat winners were Mike Reichenberger in the Fast dash, Dan Lindsley in the first heat, Jason Blohm in the second heat, and Mike D’Angelo in the third heat.

Ryan Wender out dueled Brett Bray to win the Auto Value Super Stock heat race.

Jim Stanchina used every inch of the speedway to hold off a hard charging Marissa Bazan to win the first DQ-Dog Heat, While Austin Stanchina pulled away from the field to win the second DQ-Dog heat race.

Sport Truck heat wins went to the #50 truck in the first heat and Kyle Quella in the second heat.

Please join us at the Speedway next week for the first round of the Auto Value Challenge Series! With the Midwest Bandolero Series making their first visit to the Norway Speedway.


Memorial Weekend Race Results
Saturday, May 25th 2013
Norway, MI
Jim Stanchina

Florence Auto parts sponsored Friday’s action at the Norway Speedway. Dalton Zehr, Tanner Kelly and Dan Carne collected feature wins, on a cool evening.

Coca-Cola Late Model feature started as Speedway veteran Mark Miller battled Brian Stanchina for the lead with Miller using every inch of the track to hold of the charge from the Monster Chevrolet of Stanchina. The duo were battling hard when Stanchina trying to avoid major contact with the leader took evasive action bringing out the yellow. The best benefactor from the yellow was Dalton Zehr as he was charging from his 11th starting position. The restart put him on the bumper of Mark Miller and Zehr powered by for the lead on lap 14 and led the remaining 36 laps unchallenged. 1. #99 Dalton Zehr 2. #1 Mike Reichenberger 3. #41 Scott Stanchina 4. #5 Brian Stanchina 5. #53 Brandon Reichenberger.

Auto Value Super Stock Feature race was also led from green flag to checkered flag by Tanner Kelly for his first A feature win, he had to hold of challenges from Brett Bray and Mark Jenshak to secure the victory. 1. #77 Tanner Kelly 2. #39 Mark Jenshak 3. #6 Brett Bray. 4. #5 Tim Schultz 5. #42 Jeff Boetcher

DQ – Dog Four Cylinder A feature was won by Dan Carne holding off the 2012 UP Small Car Champion Matt Adams.

Coca Cola Late Model Semi Feature was won by Allan Yelle holding Joey Pontbriand, both earning provisional into the main event.

Qualifying Results

Coca-Cola Late Models – Dalton Zehr 14.049 average speed of 85.41

Auto Value Super Stocks – Mark Jenshak 16.262 average speed of 73.91

DQ-Dog Four Cylinders – Cody Skog – 18.429 – average Speed of 65.114

Coca Cola Late Model Heat Winners were Allan Yelle, Scott Hoffman and Dillon Kralovetz won the Fast Dash.

Auto Value Super Stock heat winner was Brett Bray followed by Mark Jenshak

DQ-Dog Heat winner was Dan Carne holding off Trevor Cronick.


Island Resort and Casino Stateline Challenge Wrap Up
Saturday, May 18th 2013
Norway, MI
Jim Stanchina

Norway Speedway Kicked off their 2013 Season with the Island Resort and Casino Stateline Challenge.  The night started off with blistering speeds out of the Coca-Cola Late Models as Jamie Iverson was the first to qualify breaking his own track record, he was shortly followed by Brandon Reichenberger besting the new record, and Florida’s Dalton Zehr being the first driver to brake the 14 second barrier, setting a new record with a time of 13.951 averaging 86.014 miles per hour. 

A different format was used to set the line up, there would be two qualifying Races of 30 laps, and the feature would be 83 laps totaling 113 laps of Coca-Cola Late Model Racing.

The First Coca-Cola Late Model Qualifying Race saw Jordan Ives jumping in front of Scott Stanchina to take the lead in the first 30 lap qualifier. Fast qualifier Dalton Zehr slowly picked his way through the field and took the lead away on lap 23 cruising to victory.  

The Second Qualifier had Scott Hoffman taking the early lead over Ken Bower.  Bruce White came from his third starting position and moved around the 17 of Hoffman to take the lead on lap 7.  White lead the next 7 laps until the 17 of Hoffman charged the corner to hard and wrecked himself and the leader Bruce White.  Ken Bower assumed the lead but was overtaken by Dan Lindsley for the lead on lap 16.  Lindsley quickly felt pressure from Tom Lindquist whom then slipped underneath Lindsley coming out of turn two and took the lead away on lap 19 and led the final 11 laps for the victory.

With the lineup all set the Island Resort and Casino Stateline Challenge kicked off with Mike Reichenberger taking advantage of his pole position and passing Jamie Iverson on the inside to take the lead.  Kris Kelly and Jamie Iverson started a back and forth battle for the second position which ended in Iverson sliding sideways out of corner two putting the two Norway Stars to the rear of the field.  Benefiting from the altercation was Dalton Zehr moving into position to challenge Reichenberger which he did taking the lead away with 53 laps to go.  Most people probably thought the race was over, Zehr destroyed the track record, dominated his qualifying race and now has the lead in the feature, although that’s why you read the final chapter hot on Zehr’s tail was the #2 of Dillon Kralovetz who nosed his way under Zehr with 40 laps remaining Dillon looked to be pulling away until a late caution bunched the field up giving them another shot at Kralovetz.  When the green waved Zehr wasted no time found a lane under Kralovetz and motored on by.  Kralovetz was not done, as the laps wound down Kralovetz started to get closer and closer to Zehr with 20 laps remaining a final battle for the lead was brewing, and with 14 laps remaining Kralovetz passed Zehr for the lead adding a nice cushion cruising the final laps taking his first State Line Challenge. 1. #2 Dillon Kralovetz 2. #99 Dalton Zehr 3. #52 Tom Lindquist 4. Shawn Majkrzak 5. Tony Wells 6. Scott Stanchina 7. Brandon Reichenberger 8. Scott Hoffman 9. Bruce White 10. Joe Pontbriand.

Auto Value Super Stock A feature looked to be well in control as Mike Stanchina opened a commanding lead and with ten laps remaining and a straight away lead, he just pulled into the pits which turned out to be a belt issue.  Tim Schultz inherited the lead and had a heated battle with defending Champion Mark Jenshak. As Schultz and Jenshak battled the third place car of John Mattia jr kept inching closer and closer.  On the White flag lap Schultz was under heavy pressure from Jenshak as he approached slower traffic the slower traffic went low, Schultz and Jenshak went high, and the third place machine of John Mattia punched the gas, seen a hole took it three wide as he dove under Jenshak and Schultz while squeezing though the lapped machine of Chris Blouplon.  Mattia beat Schultz to the line by a half a car length winning his first Auto Value Super Stock A Feature with a super move!  1. #46 John Mattia jr 2. #5 Tim Schultz 3. #39 Mark Jenshak 4 #00 Dave Sanicki 5. #77 Tanner Kelly

In other Action Matt Adams won the DQ-Dog Four Cylinder Feature, and Brian Vixmer won the Sport Truck Feature. 

Please join us at the Speedway Next Friday Night to kick off your Memorial Weekend festivities.

Fast Qualifiers Coca-Cola Late Models - Dalton Zehr 13.951 average speed of 86.014
Auto Value Super Stocks - Mark Jenshak 16.016 average speed of 74.924
DQ-Dog 4 Cylinder - Trevor Cronick
Sport Truck - Brian Monday 16.371 and average speed of 73.3

Heat Winners - Coca-Cola Even Qualifier -1. #52 Tom Lindquist 2. #79 Dan Lindsley 3. #33 Mike D’Angelo 4. #7 Joey Pontbriand 5. #77 Kris Kelly
Odd Qualifier - 1. #99 Dalton Zehr 2. #18 Jordan Ives 3. #41 Scott Stanchina 4. #36 Tony Wells 5. #38 Shawn Majkrzak

Auto Value Super Stock Heat - 1. #16 Mike Stanchina 2. #77 Tanner Kelly 3. #00 Dave Sanicki 4. #5 Tim Schultz 5. #46 John Mattia Jr

DQ-Dog A-Feature 1. #28 Cody Skog 2. #4 Matt Adams 3. #48 Rhianna Carne 4. #316 Bradley Ostermann 5. #74 Anthony Schiefelbein


Norway Speedway is Looking to be Lightening Quick!
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Caleb Fulcher

The past eight days during various practices held at Norway Speedway have flew by quick, quicker yet though have been the cars on the track. This coming Friday, May 17th, we will kick off the season with our Daytona 500, The Island Resort and Casino Stateline Challenge. The offseason has been busy getting everything inline for an exciting season. Track preparations, rule changes, format changes and bringing new drivers into all the divisions.

In the Coca-Cola Late Models we have a star studded lineup for opening weekend include hometown favorite Kris Kelly, Dalton Zehr, Jamie Iverson, Mike and Brandon Reichenberger, Dan Lindsley and many more all vying for the win. As the season progresses the championship hunt will heat up with Zehr, both Reichenberger's, Lindsley, brothers Scott and Brian Stanchina and many other strong teams looking to be crowned the best of the best. Brandon Reichenberger learned plenty last season running at WIR with the Limited Late Models and it has shown, he has teamed up with Bullet Racing in a new car to them, they were very fast in the first organized practice last week. Zehr has teamed up with Racetech Chassis, Lindsley has the support of Butz Racing and Lefthander. All three will be trying to out duel yearly favorites like Mike Reichenberger, Dillon Kralovetz, and Tom Lindquist. And who knows who the sleepers might be? Could Kelly commit to a full season? Iverson? Time shall tell.

Our Auto Value Super Stocks will see change this year. First and foremost will be format, out are the dash and heat races, in are Odd/Even Qualifiers. Drivers will qualifying as usual. After that though everyone who landed in an odd position(1,3,5, etc...) will head out for a 12 lap race, the top seven will be locked in the A-Feature, same for the even position(2,4,6, etc...) qualifiers. The feature race will be lined up off that with a random invert each week. The winners of each qualifying race will be starting somewhere between rows four and seven. Body rules were changed during the off season allowing for newer appearing car makes like the Camaro, Mustang and Charger. Brett Bray will be looking to earn his first championship, the always tough Jenshak's won't make that easy though. Tanner Kelly has a very sharp car and is back to build off a strong rookie season last year. Tim Schultz Jr. has one of the new appearing Camaro bodies and is always tough. Jeff Boettcher was out at the track and has picked up speed also from last season. New comers include Chris Bouplon and Chris Dupris who will pull double duty some weeks with his four cylinder.

The DQ Dogs will be going back in time a bit with three wide rolling starts! They have a strong group of dedicated drivers, several have built new cars, including defending champion Cody Skog, past champion Mark Moraska and strong up and comer Trevor Cronick. Rhianne Carne was out the past two Saturday's and she isn't going to let the boys run away that is for sure, she was quick and will be contending for wins from the get go.

Other additional divisions this season at the track will include the Sport Trucks for five events, The Midwest Bandoralo Series twice and the Vintage Mod's once. Also Johnny Sauter will be racing in the first round of the Auto Value challenge series on Friday, June 14th.


Johnny Sauter is set to do battle at Norway Speedway in 2013!!
Friday, May 5, 2013
Caleb Fulcher

Johnny Sauter has won in the Trucks at Daytona and Martinsville already this year and now he is coming too Norway Speedway to go after a win here. We are excited too announce that current NASCAR Truck series competitor and Wisconsin native Johnny Sauter will be coming too Race this summer! Johnny will be here on Friday, June 21st.

He grew up watching and helping his dad and brothers race both nationally and at the local short tracks in the Upper Midwest. After high school it was his turn. Johnny has done well in recent years with multiple wins each of the past few years in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He has also won in the Nationwide Series in the past. But he hasn't forgotten his roots folks. Sauter is excited to be coming back up this way to via for a win in the sought after Auto Value Challenge Series. Rest assure it won't be easy with the likes of Kelly, Zehr, Iverson, Ives and Reichenberger.

Mark your calendars as you will not want too miss this event on Friday night June 14th. Racing will start at 7pm. Admission prices will be the same as every other event.

In addition too racing that night he will be in the grandstands to sign autographs also!

Check him out on the web at:

http://www.johnny-sauter.com/