Weekly Reports from the 2018 Season


7-27-18- LINDSLEY SWEEPS NORWAY LATE MODELS – FRASER GOES WIRE-TO-WIRE IN SUPER STOCK MAIN

(Norway, MI) July 27 – Vulcan’s Dan Lindsley broke out the broom, netting a clean sweep in the Coca Cola late models at Norway Speedway Friday night.

Iron Mountain’s Dave Fraser picked a great night to win his first Auto Value super stock feature of ’18 – a night when his sponsor, Grow Maxx, is also the nightly sponsor.

In the 35 lap late model main Lindsley quickly darted through the field, grabbing the lead on lap nine and never looking back. Lindsley took the checkers after sweating out a handful of caution periods with Tom Lindquist claiming the bridesmaid spot in second. Scott Stanchina, Dean Varda and Jason Wells placed third through fifth, respectively.

Fraser led from the drop of the green and survived numerous yellows. The race was called early due to multiple crashes and spins. Point leader Tim Schultz took second, followed by Ryan Wender, Andy Gerwig and Anthony Schiefelbein

Two time division champion Joe Ostermann came out on top of a race long duel with Pembine, Wisconsin’s Bob Schiefelbein to win the 141 Auto Sportsman feature. The victory was his fourth of the season.
The stock four feature came down the wire, with Tim Dolfurd besting Cody Skog in a door-banging, metal scraping finish at the line.
Former track champion Jamie Iverson wheeled his Dad Bob Iverson’s vintage modified to heat and feature wins while Channing’s Brad Minerick won the UTV feature.

At intermission the class of 2018 Hall of Fame inductees were recognized. They included former drivers Joe Haferkorn and Duke Gardiner, former DCRA club officials Peg Baciak and Ken Johnson and two longtime, local sponsors Elwood Anderson and Paula Pieropon.

Next Friday night August 3 will be Werner Electric night. A 50 lap late model feature is on tap paying $1,000-to-win. The sport trucks will also be in action. The raindate for this event will be Saturday August 4.

Racing gets underway at 7 p.m.

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RACE SUMMARY

COCA COLA SUPER LATE MODEL FEATURE –  Dan Lindsley, Vulcan; Tom Lindquist, Bark River; Scott Stanchina, Kingsford; Dean Varda, Vulcan; Jason Wells, Kingsford; Brian Stanchina, Kingsford; Mike D’Angelo, Gwinn; Dillion Kralovetz, Bonduel, WI; Robby Iverson, Escanaba; Cameron Clifford, Norway; Bruce White, Spread Eagle, WI; Alyssa Larson, Green Bay; WI; Joey Pontbriand, Norway; Jordan Chambers, Green Bay; WI; Derek Gagne, Menominee; Scott Bolster, Marquette (DNS)

HEATS 1) White; Chambers 2) Iverson; Varda

Dash –  Lindsley

FAST TIME – Lindsley, 14.844

 

AUTO VALUE SUPER STOCK FEATURE – Dave Fraser, Iron Mountain; Tim Schultz, Vulcan; Ryan Wender, Upper Pine Creek; Andy Gerwig, Norway; Anthony Schiefelbein, Pembine, WI

HEAT –  Fraser; Kevin Peterson, Marinette 

DASH – Schultz

FAST TIME – Wender, 16.136


141 AUTO SALES SPORTSMAN FEATURE – Joe Ostermann, Norway; Bob Schiefelbein, Pembine, WI; Michelle Janczewski, Armstrong Creek, WI; Corey DeGrave, Escanaba; Jade Novara, Kingsford

HEATS 1) Bobby Lewis, Bark River; Todd Schmidt, Spread Eagle, WI 2) Jeff Schettler, Kingsford; Schiefelbein

FAST TIME – Ostermann, 18.177

4 CYLINDER A FEATURE – Jake Dolfurd, Vulcan; Cody Skog, Vulcan; Adam Faull, Vulcan; Mike Moore, Aurora, WI; Jacob Meneghini, Norway

HEATS 1) Alex Bellmore, Hermansville; Bradley Harter, Hermansville 2) Faull; Moore

FAST TIME – Faull, 18.186

VINTAGE MOD FEATURE – Jamie Iverson, Escanaba

VINTAGE MODS HEAT 1) Darrin Allard, Milwaukee 2) Jamie Iverson, Escanaba

UTV FEATURE – Brad Minerick, Channing

HEATS 1) Minerick 2) Dylan Hart, Gwinn

 

7-13-18 - BUTZ’ RETURN TO NORWAY SPEEDWAY TRIUMPHANT
 SCHULTZ SWEEPS SUPER STOCKS

(Norway, MI) July 13 – Green Bay’s Chad Butz made his first visit to Norway Speedway in 2018 a successful one as he passed defending track champion Dillion Kralovetz for the lead on lap 16 and went on to win the Rick Stanchina Memorial 41 at Norway Speedway Friday night.

Defending track champion Tim Schultz of Vulcan scored a clean sweep in the super stock class.

Butz, who nabbed fast time earlier in the night, started in the fifth row and carefully picked his way through traffic in the early going. Kralovetz and Robby Iverson had a race long battle for the lead with Butz joining the chase around lap 12.

After some late cautions Butz checked out and wound up winning by a full straightaway margin. Iverson finished second with Tom Lindquist recovering from an early race spin to take third.

Schultz of Vulcan passed veteran Al Bilski for the lead on lap 15 and survived a lengthly caution period to collect his fourth super stock feature of the season – padding his points lead in the process.

Defending sportsman champion Preston Weddel won the division’s feature when the top two finishers Reid DeVoe and Gary Thom both broke out past the 18 second bracket.

Current stock four points leader Adam Faull won his second straight division feature.

Action was halted during the super stock dash when the cars of John Mattia Jr. and Kevin Peterson collided on the fronstretch. Peterson’s racer slammed into the foam blocks below the grandstand. Both drivers were ok but Peterson’s machine required two wreckers to bring his car back into the pit area.

With assistance of several neighboring pit crew members and a run to the local parts store Peterson was able to answer the bell for the feature.

Next Friday night July 20 will be Round II of the Auto Value Challenge Series.

Racing gets underway at 7 p.m.

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RACE SUMMARY:
 COCA COLA SUPER LATE MODEL FEATURE – Chad Butz, Green Bay, WI; Robby Iverson, Escanaba; Tom Lindquist, Bark River; Alex Seidl, Appleton, WI; Brian Stanchina, Kingsford; Dillion Kralovetz, Bonduel, WI; Cameron Clifford, Norway; Dean Varda, Vulcan; Brian Stanchina, Kingsford; Joey Pontbriand, Norway; Bruce White, Spread Eagle, WI; Jordan Chambers, Green Bay, WI; Alyssa Larson, Green Bay, WI; Jason Wells, Kingsford (DNS); Scott Bolster, Marquette (DNS)
 HEATS 1) Chambers; Brian Stanchina 2) White; Kralovetz
 DASH – Clifford
 FAST TIME – Butz, 14.827

AUTO VALUE SUPER STOCK FEATURE – Tim Schultz, Vulcan; Jim Stachowicz, Vulcan; Andy Gerwig, Vulcan; Anthony Schiefelbein, Pembine, WI; Dave Fraser, Iron Mountain
 HEAT - Wusterbarth; Schiefelbein
 DASH – Schultz
 FAST TIME – Schultz 16.217

141 AUTO SALES SPORTSMAN FEATURE – Preston Weddle, Crivitz, WI; Michelle Janczewski, Armstrong Creek, WI; Pete Fraser, Iron Mountain; Jeff Schettler, Kingsford; Bob Schiefelbein, Pembine, WI
 HEATS 1) Kaitlyn Schettler, Kingsford; Jade Novara, Kingsford 2) Joe Ostermann, Norway; Jeff Schettler
 FAST TIME – Reid Devoe, Faithhorn, 18.103
 4 CYLINDER A FEATURE – Adam Faull, Vulcan; Mike Moore, Aurora, WI; Jesse Dolfurd, Vulcan; Alex Bellmore, Hermansville; Adam Loomis, Norway
 HEATS 1) Jesse Dolfurd, Vulcan; Bradley Harter, Hermansville 2) Adam Loomis, Norway; Mike Moore, Aurora, WI
 FAST TIME – Jake Dolfurd, Vulcan 18.336

7-6-18 - JOHNNY SAUTER WINS 35TH ANNUAL NORWAY SPEEDWAY STATELINE CHALLENGE

 
(Norway, MI) July 6 –After three years of Michigan drivers winning Norway Speedway’s Stateline Challenge NASCAR truck champion Johnny Sauter changed all that at Norway Speedway Friday night.
 
Sauter survived early race pressure from Andy Monday and late race pressure from Dalton Zehr and his own nephew Travis Sauter to win the 35th annual Stateline Challenge.
 
The second-generation driver started on the outside front row and quickly darted into the lead of the contest. Monday scrapped his way up to third on lap four and began chasing down Sauter and second place car Jason Wells. A lap seven yellow slowed the action and on the restart Monday ducked underneath and he and Sauter traded the lead for several laps. Fast qualifier and defending race winner Zehr broke through the pack into third and began chasing down the leaders.
 
On lap 55 a melee ensued in turn two in which Monday, who was running near the front, was charged with the caution. Monday retired to the pit area. On the restart Zehr began pressuring Sauter applying the chrome horn more than once. With five laps to go Zehr sent Sauter into a spin on the frontstretch. Zehr “tapped out” admitting fault for the caution. As such per track policy Zehr was sent to the tail of the field while Sauter kept his lead. Sauter kept the lead and cruised to victory, despite late race pressure by nephew Travis Sauter who finished second. “Man I don’t know what was going on with Dalton behind me,” Sauter said in victory lane. “It got a little physical. He knows I came here to win this race though. I can’t thank Coleman Machine enough for giving me a great car. This track changed a ton from when we practiced here at 11 this morning. This track really, really changed a lot.”
 
Travis Sauter settled for second. Wells hung on for a third place finish. Scott Stanchina and Kris Kelly placed fourth and fifth, respectively.
 
A field of 30 Coca Cola super late models checked in to do battle. Of the 19 starters in the late model feature, 10 drivers resided from Michigan while nine hailed from Wisconsin.
 
Other feature winners on the evening included Upper Pine Creek’s Ryan Wender, who captured a green-to-checkered caution free feature in the Auto Value super stocks. The 141 Auto Sportsman feature also went caution free with Joe Ostermann of Norway capturing his third feature flag of the year. Vulcan’s Adam Faull and Kingsford’s Brad Barglind chalked up feature wins in the stock four and sport truck classes, respectively.
 
Next Friday night July 13 Norway Speedway will host the Rick Stanchina Memorial presented by Pembine Sport and Lawn. A nickel toss for the kids will take place on the track.
 
Racing gets underway at 7 p.m.
 
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RACE SUMMARY
 
STATELINE CHALLENGE SUPER LATE MODEL FEATURE –  Johnny Sauter, Necedah, Wisconsin; Travis Sauter, Necedah, Wisconsin; Jason Wells, Kingsford; Scott Stanchina, Kingsford; Kris Kelly, Norway; Dillion Kralovetz, Bonduel, WI; Robby Iverson, Escanaba; Cameron Clifford, Norway; Dalton Zehr, Menominee; Tyler Radavich, Eldorado, Wisconsin; Gregg Haese, Francis Creek, WI: Neal Sannes, De Pere, WI; Jordan Ives, Bark River; Bruce White, Spread Eagle, WI; Tom Lindquist, Bark River; Mike D’Angelo, Gwinn; Andy Monday, Appleton, WI; Mickey Schallie, Darboy, WI; Joey Pontbriand, Norway
 
SEMI FEATURE – Lindquist; White; Schallie; Scott Hoffman, Menominee; Brian Stanchina, Kingsford; Taylor Haufschildt, De Pere, WI; Alyssa Larson, Green Bay, WI; Dean Varda, Vulcan; Scott Bolster, Marquette; Jordan Chambers, Green Bay, WI; Jason Stanaway, Negaunee; Dan Lindsley, Vulcan; Ricky Holmstrom, Florence, WI
 
HEATS 1) Radavich; Chambers 2) Lindquist; D’Angelo 3) Haese; Johnny Sauter
 
DASH –  Kelly
 
FAST TIME – Zehr, 14.404
 
AUTO VALUE SUPER STOCK FEATURE – Ryan Wender, Upper Pine Creek; Andy Gerwig, Norway; Tim Schultz, Vulcan; Kevin Peterson, Marinette, WI; Anthony Schiefelbein, Pembine, WI; Tyler Wusterbarth, Oconto, WI
 
HEAT - Peterson
 
FAST TIME – Wender, 16.114
 
141 AUTO SALES SPORTSMAN FEATURE – Joe Ostermann, Norway; Michelle Janczewski, Armstrong Creek, WI; Reid DeVoe, Faithhorn; Todd Schmidt, Spread Eagle, WI; Jade Novara, Kingsford
 
HEATS 1) Schmidt; Bobby Lewis, Bark River 2) Jordan Schettler, Kingsford; DeVoe
 
FAST TIME – DeVoe, 18.110
 
4 CYLINDER A FEATURE -Adam Faull, Vulcan; Cody Skog, Vulcan; Jake Dolfurd, Norway; Brett Bray, Norway; Adam Loomis, Norway
 
HEATS 1) Dean Bellmore, Hermansville; Devon Wilcox, Florence, WI 2) Mike Moore, Aurora, WI; Skog
 
FAST TIME – Skog, 18.249

6/29/18 ~KRALOVETZ PADS POINTS LEAD WITH NORWAY LATE MODEL WIN
 
(Norway, MI) June 29 – Defending track champion Dillion Kralovetz of Bonduel, WI fought off Escanaba’s Robby Iverson and sweated out a handful of caution periods to win the Coca Cola late model feature at Norway Speedway Friday night.
 
Kralovetz snatched the lead from Scott Stanchina on a lap 13 restart. As the race went on Kralovetz and Iverson pulled away from the pack the settle the score – only to have cautions bunch up the field. Trailing Kralovetz at the line was Iverson, Tom Lindquist, Stanchina and Jason Wells.

For the third straight week the Auto Value super stocks treated the fans to a tight, photo finish.  Defending champion Tim Schultz of Vulcan won but the victory was anything but a gimme. The entire contest the second-generation driver was hounded by Ryan Wender. Wender even took the lead a time or two. In the waning laps Marinette’s Kevin Peterson joined the fun for a three car tussle for the lead. When the checkers flew Schultz hung on to capture his third win of the year. Wender settled for second place money at the window, followed by Peterson, John Mattia Jr. and Jeremy Yelle.
 
Kingsford’s Jeff Schettler scored a wild victory in the 141 Auto sportsman feature. Schettler had a long race scrum with “The Polish Princess” Michelle Janczewski. Janczewski would settle for second followed by Gary Thom, Joe Ostermann and Todd Schmidt.
 
Skandia’s Kyle McMahon and Jake Dolford scored victories in the Mod 4 and Stock 4 features, respectively.
 
Next Friday night July 6 the 35 annual Stateline Challenge presented by Island Resort & Casino and Aurora Liquors will be run. Former Stateline champion Kent Pearson will be honored along with past champions of this prestigious event during a ceremony at intermission.
 
A field of nearly 30 super late models is expected, including NASCAR champion Johnny Sauter.
 
Qualifying begins at 5:45 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m.
 
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RACE SUMMARY
 
COCA COLA SUPER LATE MODEL FEATURE – Dillion Kralovetz, Bonduel, WI; Robby Iverson, Escanaba; Tom Lindquist, Bark River; Scott Stanchina, Kingsford; Jason Wells, Kingsford; Dan Lindsley, Vulcan; Brian Stanchina, Kingsford; Cameron Clifford, Norway; Bruce White, Spread Eagle, WI; Bob Goodwin, Skandia; Alyssa Larson, Green Bay, WI; Scott Bolster, Marquette; Charlie Bell, Marquette; Jordan Chambers, Green Bay, WI; Ricky HOlmstrom, Marquette; Mike D’Angelo, Gwinn (DNS)
 
HEATS 1) Lindquist; White 2) Brian Stanchina; Bell
 
DASH – Lindsley
 
FAST TIME – Kralovetz, 14.925
 
AUTO VALUE SUPER STOCK FEATURE – Tim Schultz, Vulcan; Ryan Wendor, Upper Pine Creek; Kevin Peterson, Marinette, WI; John Mattia Jr., Norway; Jeremy Yelle, Marquette
 
HEATS 1) Yelle; Savanna Novara, Kingsford 2) Peterson; Mattia Jr.
 
DASH – Gerwig
 
FAST TIME – Wender, 15.978
 
141 AUTO SPORTSMAN FEATURE – Jeff Schettler, Kingsford; Michelle Janczewski, Armstrong Creek, WI; Gary Thom, Aurora, WI; Joe Ostermann, Norway; Todd Schmidt, Spread Eagle, WI; Jade Novara, Kingsford
 
HEATS 1) Bob Schiefelbein, Pembine, WI; Bobby Lewis, Bark River 2) Kaitlyn Schettler, Kingsford; Jade Novara
  STOCK 4 CYLINDER FEATURE WINNERS – Jake Dulford, Vulcan; Elliot Reid, Faithhorn; Adam Faull, Vulcan; Cody Skog, Vulcan; Rebecca Fuchuk, Canada
HEATS 1) Anthony Karnack, Bucktown; Faull 2) Mike Moore, Aurora, WI; Kevin Bice, Oconto, WI
 
FAST TIME – Ryan Proctor, Marquette 18.016
 
MOD 4 FEATURE – Kyle McMahon, Skandia; Carter Adams, Negaunee; Proctor; Doc Holiday, Marquette; Cody Skog, Vulcan
 
HEAT – Carter Adams, Negaunee; Ryan Proctor, Marquette

 

6/22/18 ~ZEHR CAPTURES NORWAY SPEEDWAY LATE MODEL FEATURE WIN

(Zehr, Schultz, Skog and Ostermann repeat as feature winners)

(Norway, MI) June 22 – Menominee’s Dalton Zehr ducked inside of Cameron Clifford of Norway for the lead on mid race restart and cruised to victory at Norway Speedway Friday night.

Zehr became one of four repeat feature winners of the year so far, as Vulcan’s Tim Schultz Jr. accomplished the same feat in the super stocks, Vulcan’s Cody Skog in the 4 cylinders and Norway’s Joe Ostermann in the sportsman division.

Zehr started 10th on the grid and methodically worked his way through the field. Front row starter Clifford jumped into an early lead and was forced to sweat out several caution periods as Zehr slowly crept his way up through the field.

After a rash of yellows Zehr muscled his way inside of Clifford on a mid race restart. Three time track champion and current point leader Dillion Kralovetz broke through traffic into second with 12 laps remaining. The Bonduel driver stayed within striking distance of Zehr but was never able to get close enough and Zehr hung on for the win. Kralovetz settled for second place money while Kingsford’s Scott Stanchina shook his early season engine woes to place third. Young Clifford turned in a solid fourth while Escanaba’s Robby Iverson rounded out the top five finishers.

Defending track champion Tim Schultz and Ryan Wender drew the crowd to it’s feet, providing another photo finish in the super stock feature for the second straight week. It was Schultz by a fender at the checkers. John Mattia Jr., Andy Gerwig and Tyler Wusterbarth placed third through fifth, respectively.

Visiting driver Kyle McMahon of Skandia, a regular at Sands Speedway in Marquette, crossed the line first in the 4 cylinder feature. However it was deemed his car didn’t meet the rules and he was disqualified. That handed the win to defending track champion Cody Skog of Vulcan.

It took transponder scoring to determine the finish of the sportsman feature. Ostermann and defending track champion Preston Weddle of Crivitz were nearly in a dead heat as they crossed the checkered stripe. Ostermann won by the thinnest of margins.

Appleton, Wisconsin’s Jason Van Handel made the most of his first trip to Norway this year, winning the sport truck main event.

Next Friday night June 29 the track will host a huge fireworks display and spectator eliminator races will return. It will also be a night to honor a trio of Norway Speedway legends – Roy Allard, Ed Hedlund and Jimmy Peterson. Racing gets underway at 7 p.m.

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RACE SUMMARY

BINK’S COCA COLA SUPER LATE MODEL FEATURE – Dalton Zehr, Menominee, Dillion Kralovetz, Bonduel, WI; Scott Stanchina, Kingsford; Cameron Clifford, Norway; Robby Iverson, Escanaba; Tom Lindquist, Bark River; binGregg Haese, Francis Creek; Bruce White, Spread Eagle, WI; Mike D’Angelo Jr., Gwinn; Dan Lindsley, Norway; Alyssa Larson, Green Bay; Ricky Holmstrom, Kingsford; Jordan Chambers, Green Bay, WI; Dean Varda, Vulcan; Joey Pontbriand, Norway; Jason Wells, Kingsford (DNS)

HEATS 1) Varda; Larson 2) Clifford; Lindquist

DASH – Haese
 Jenn
 FAST TIME – Zehr, 14.427

AUTO VALUE SUPER STOCK FEATURE – Tim Schultz, Vulcan; Ryan Wender, Upper Pine Creek; John Mattia Jr., Norway; Andy Gerwig, Norway; Tyler Wusterbarth, Oconto; Anthony Schiefelbein, Pem mmmbine, WI

HEAT – Kevin Peterson, Marinette, WI; Dave Fraser, Iron Mountain

Dash - Cronick

Fast Time: Wender, 15.959

141 AUTO SALES SPORTSMAN FEATURE – Joe Ostermann, Norway; Preston Weddle, Crivitz, WI; Gary Thom, Aurora, WI; Jay Wozniak, Norway; Matt Haupt, Pembine, WI

HEATS 1) Kaitlyn Schettler, Kingsford; Bobby Lewis, Bark River 2) Jade Novara, Kingsford; Weddle

FAST TIME – Pete Fraser, Iron Mountain 18.030

Wilson Auto Collision sport truck feature – Jason Van Handel, Appleton, WI; Tom Krueger, Green Bay, WI; Brad Barglind, Kingsford; Andrew Secrist, Florence, WI; Tanner Fickel, Neenah, WI

Heats 1) Van Handel; Blaine Habeck, Green Bay, WI 2) Fickel; Destiny Bullard, Marquette
 Jenn
 FAST TIME – Brad Barglind, 17.019

4 CYLINDER A FEATURE - Cody Skog, Vulcan; Jake Dulford, Vulcan; Adam Faull, Vulcan; Zach Gazda, Vulcan; Mike Moore, Aurora, WI
 HEATS 1) Matt Adams, Escanaba; Bradley Harter, Hermansville 2) Kyle McMahon, Skandia; Jake Dulford, Vulcan
 Fast Time: Skog, 17.979

6/8/18 ~ PATIENT ZEHR CAPTURES ROUND ONE OF NORWAY SPEEDWAY AUTO VALUE TRIPLE CROWN
 
(85-year-old Pete Zarnoth captures heat win in sport trucks)
 
(Norway, MI) June 8 – Menominee’s Dalton Zehr carefully picked his way through traffic and passed Mike D’Angelo for the lead on lap 20 and sifted through lapped traffic to win Round I of the Auto Value Triple Crown and at Norway Speedway Friday night.
 
Zehr started 11th on the grid and stayed patient. Marquette’s D’Angelo snatched the lead and appeared headed for a career win. But Zehr surgically picked off cars one-by-one and motored around D’Angelo for the lead with 30 laps remaining.
 
Zehr wound up taking home the $1,000 top prize. D’Angelo held on for second place money in his best performance of his career. Last week’s feature winner Tom Lindquist took third, followed by Robby Iverson and Kris Kelly. “It’s always tough to get a win here at Norway as there are a real tough bunch of competitors,” Zehr said in victory lane. “We’ll be back next week as I’ll be shaking a car down for Johnny Sauter’s appearance for the Stateline Challenge here on July 6.”
 
Norway’s Andy Gerwig brought the crowd to his feet with a last lap, metal-grinding super stock victory. Gerwig traded paint with visiting driver Scott Bolster who towed all the way from Sparta, Wisconsin to race after another track rained out.
 
Other feature winners for the evening included Spread Eagle’s Bobby Lewis in the sportsman, Tanner Fickel in the sport trucks and Jake Dolfurd in the 4 cylinders.
 
Earlier in the evening 85-year-old Pete Zarnoth of Brillion, Wisconsin brought the crowd to a standing ovation after he won a 10 lap sport truck heat race.
 
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RACE SUMMARY
 
BINK’S COCA COLA SUPER LATE MODEL FEATURE –  Dalton Zehr, Menominee, Mike D’Angelo, Marquette; Tom Lindquist, Bark River; Robby Iverson, Escanaba; Kris Kelly, Vulcan; Dillion Kralovetz, Bonduel, WI; Cameron Clifford, Norway; Gregg Haese, Francis Creek, WI; Jason Wells, Kingsford; Bruce White, Spread Eagle, WI; Alyssa Larson, Green Bay, WI; Jordan Chambers, Green Bay, WI;
 
Dean Varda, Vulcan; Scott Bolster, Marquette; Rick Holmstrom, Florence, WI; Dan Lindsley, Norway
 
HEATS 1)  Varda; Chambers 2) D’Angelo;   White
DASH –  Iverson
 
FAST TIME – Zehr, 14.295
 
AUTO VALUE SUPER STOCK FEATURE – Andy Gerwig, Norway; Jason Stark, Sparta, WI; Tim Schultz, Vulcan; Trevor Cronick, Faithhorn; Alex Seidl, Appleton; Larry Bolster, Sparta; John Mattia Jr., Norway; Dave Fraser, Iron Mountain; Kevin Peterson, Marinette, WI; Carson Sillars, Wausau, WI
 
HEATS 1) Tony Wilz, Menasha; Alex Seidl, Appleton, WI 2)  Tyler Wusterbarth, Oconto, WI; Dave Fraser, Iron Mountain
 
DASH – Larry Bolster, Sparta
 
FAST TIME – Ryan Wender, Norway 15.858
 
141 AUTO SALES SPORTSMAN FEATURE – Bobby Lewis, Spread Eagle, WI; Jeff Schettler, Kingsford; Preston Weddel, Crivitz, WI; Michelle Janczewski, Armstrong Creek; Jade Novara, Kingsford
 
HEATS 1) Lewis;  Janczewski 2) Jeff Schettler; Gary Thom, Aurora, WI
 
FAST TIME – Joe Ostermann, Norway 18.431

Wisconsin Sport truck feature – Tanner Fickel, Neenah; Brad Barglind, Kingsford; Drew Habeck, Green Bay, WI; Tom Krueger, Green Bay; Brent Barglind, Kingsford
 
Heats 1) Pete Zarnoth, Brillion, WI; Cody Vanderloop, Appleton,WI 2) Fickel; Brad Barglind,
 
FAST TIME – Brad Barglind, 16.748
 
4 CYLINDER A FEATURE -Jake Dolfurd, Vulcan; Adam Faull, Vulcan; Cody Skog, Vulcan; Zach Gazda, Vulcan; Mike Moore, Aurora, WI; Bradley Harter, Hermansville
 
HEATS 1) Moore; Skog 2) Jake Dolfurd, Vulcan; Faull
 
18.204

6/5/18 ~ LINDQUIST CAPTURES NORWAY SPEEDWAY’S OPENING NIGHT LATE MODEL FEATURE
 
(Norway, MI) June 1 – Bark River’s Tom Lindquist sweated out several caution periods and fended off a fierce challenge from defending track champion Dillion Kralovetz and captured the Bink’s Coca Cola late model feature at Norway Speedway Friday night.
 
The show was run based upon qualifying from opening night since nearly the entire program last week, minus the late model dash, was canceled due to rain.
 
The race was marred with several yellow flags and Lindquist bided his time, keeping the lead on a restart after a lap nine yellow and never giving up the lead the balance of the race. Kralovetz settled for runnerup money, with hometown driver Dan Lindsley snatching the third spot. Norway’s Jason Wells and Escanaba’s Robby Iverson rounded out the top five finishers.
 
Defending Auto Value super stock champion Tim Schultz came out swinging, picking up the 30 lap super stock feature. The race was littered with cautions and a high attrition rate, which saw just six of the 13 original starters finish the race.   
 
Kingsford’s Brad Barglind scored a thrilling win with a last lap pass of Neenah’s Tanner Fickel to win the sport truck feature. Fickel had the lead and spun on the frontstretch just prior to crossing the finish line. Andrew Secrist snuck by Fickel for second. Fickel did hang on for third.
 
Former track champion Joe Ostermann won the 141 Auto sportsman feature while Vulcan’s Cody Skog capped off the night by winning the 4 cylinder feature.
 
Next Friday night June 8 will be Round 1 of the Auto Value Series. A $1,000-to-win prize is on the line for the Coca Cola late models. The Wisconsin Sport Trucks will also be in action. Racing gets underway at 6:45 p.m.
 
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RACE SUMMARY
 
BINK’S COCA COLA SUPER LATE MODEL FEATURE – Tom Lindquist, Bark River; Dillion Kralovetz, Bonduel, WI; Dan Lindsley, Norway; Jason Wells, Norway; Robby Iverson, Escanaba; Tyler Radavich, Eldorado, WI; John Ostermann, Norway; Kris Kelly, Norway; Bruce White, Spread Eagle, WI; Mike D’Angelo, Marquette
 
HEATS 1) White; Dean Varda, Vulcan 2) Lindquist; Neal Sannes, De Pere, WI
 
AUTO VALUE SUPER STOCK FEATURE – Tim Schultz, Vulcan; Andy Gerwig, Norway; Ryan Wender, Kingsford; Trevor Cronick, Faithhorn; Kevin Peterson, Marinette, WI
 
HEAT – Peterson; Al Bilski, Norway
 
DASH – Gerwig
 
141 AUTO SALES SPORTSMAN FEATURE – Joe Ostermann, Norway; Jeff Schettler, Kingsford; John Doe, Bucktown; Todd Schmidt, Spread Eagle, WI; Gary Thom, Aurora
 
HEATS 1)  Thom; Bobby Lewis, Bark River 2) Ostermann; Michelle Janczewski, Armstrong Creek, WI
 
Wilson Auto Collision sport truck feature – Brad Barglind, Kingsford; Andrew Secrist, Florence, WI; Tanner Fickel, Neenah; Brent Barglind, Kingsford; Destiny Bullard, Marquette
 
Heats 1) Drew Habeck, Green Bay, WI; Blaine Habeck, Green Bay, WI 2) Fickel; Bullard
 
4 CYLINDER A FEATURE – Cody Skog, Vulcan; Mike Moore, Aurora; Adam Faull, Vulcan
 
HEATS 1)  Moore; Skog 2) Jake Dulford, Vulcan;  Faull

April 2, 2018 - KINGSFORD’S BARGLIND LOOKS TO REPEAT AS NORWAY SPEEDWAY SPORT TRUCK CHAMPION IN ‘18 (Local racer looking to become first repeat champion) - Joe Verdegan

(Norway, MI) – There has not been a repeat champion in the Wisconsin Sport Truck class at Norway Speedway since the snowmobile-powered racers began competing bi-weekly at the third-mile, paved oval at the Dickinson County Fairgrounds in Norway in 2014.

Defending track champion Brent Barglind is looking to change that in 2018. Last season the Kingsford driver became the fourth different champion in as many years in the class. Ryan Longtine was the first Norway truck champion in 2014 followed by Darboy’s Mickey Schallie, now a super late model competitor at Wisconsin International Raceway in Kaukauna.  Green Bay’s Keith Habeck captured the crown in 2016.

In four years Norway Speedway has slowly built up a posse of teams based in either Michigan’s Upper Peninsula or Northern Wisconsin. In addition to Barglind among the locals who’ll compete at the track on an every-other-week basis include hometown drivers Kelly Burcar and Paul Nora, Niagara, Wisconsin rookie Nick Lantange, Kingsford’s Brad Barglind, Marquette’s Rhianna Carne and Florence, Wisconsin rookie Andrew Secrist.

In addition to the strong local contingent a consistent pack of “Badgers” from Wisconsin made a bulk of the shows each week, including last year’s second place points finisher Tanner Fickel of Neenah. Green Bay should be well represented by not only Keith Habeck, but also Blaine and Drew Habeck along with Tom Krueger. In addition you can expect to see defending WIR champion Kyle Quella of Appleton making a handful of appearances at Norway, along with Denmark’s Bobby Wautier, Neenah’s Jason Plutz, Greenville’s Ted Ulman and Brillion’s Pete “The Barber” Zarnoth, who at the ripe of age of 86 continues to race occasionally at Norway.

The Sport Truck touring series event will take place during the annual Dickinson County Fair race Sunday, September 2 at 4 p.m. The rain date will be Monday, September 3 with a start time to be determined if need be.

The annual Island Resort & Casino Car Show will take place Saturday, May 19 at the Casino in Harris from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A practice is tentatively slated from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. that day for teams who attended the car show.

The season opening race at Norway Speedway is slated for Friday, May 25 heading into Memorial Day weekend. Pit gates open at 3 p.m. weekly with the grandstand opening at 5 p.m. Qualifying begins at 5:45 p.m. with the first green flag flying at 7 p.m.

Please check our website norwayspeedway.com and our Facebook page for further information.

 

Feb. 19, 2018 - ATTENTION SPORTS/MOTORSPORTS - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Joe Verdegan

NASCAR TRUCK CHAMPION JOHNNY SAUTER RETURNS TO NORWAY SPEEDWAY JULY 6

(’18 Daytona Speedweeks winner to compete in the 35th annual Stateline Challenge)

(Norway, MI) – Defending NASCAR truck series champion and Necedah, Wisconsin native Johnny Sauter will return to Norway Speedway in 2018 to compete in the 35th running of the Stateline Challenge presented by Island Resort & Casino & Aurora Liquors Friday, July 6.

Sauter is hot off winning the season opening NASCAR truck series event at Daytona International Speedway last week. The second generation racer annually competes in a handful of short track races in Wisconsin and for the second straight year the NASCAR champion has included Norway Speedway on his list of stops.

“Johnny’s personality, his popularity, sense of humor, and generosity towards the sport he loves certainly reminds me and resembles that of Dick Trickle,” said John Ostermann of the Dickinson County Racing Association (DCRA).  “We’re thrilled to have him back.” Sauter’s appearance is made possible by Coleman Racing Products of Menominee.

Many past winners of this prestigious event will be honored on the track during a ceremony at intermission. In the history of the Stateline Challenge 18 different drivers have won the prestigious race, with Escanaba’s Jamie Iverson capturing the highest number of event wins with five. The late Dick Trickle won the very first Stateline Challenge which was held at the third-mile, paved oval in 1981. To date, Wisconsin drivers outnumber Michigan drivers in the total number of series wins with 21 victories. Michigan drivers have collected 11 race wins.

The season opening race at Norway Speedway is slated for Friday, May 25 heading into Memorial Day weekend. Pit gates open at 3 p.m. weekly with the grandstand opening at 5 p.m. Qualifying begins at 5:45 p.m. with the first green flag flying at 7 p.m.

 

Feb. 8, 2018 - ATTENTION SPORTS/MOTORSPORTS - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NORWAY SPEEDWAY RELEASES 2018 SCHEDULE (season opener slated for Friday May 25)

(Norway, MI)  Feb. 8– Officials of the Dickinson County Racing Association (DCRA) have released the 2018 schedule of racing at Norway Speedway, located at the Dickinson County Fairgrounds.

16 dates of racing are planned at the third-mile, paved oval with the season’s lid lifter kicking off Memorial Day weekend on Friday, May 25.

Among the highlights of the season are the 35th running of the annual Stateline Challenge presented by Island Resort & Casino & Aurora Liquors Friday, July 6. The event will also play host to the Kent Pearson Memorial. Pearson himself was a two time winner of the event. Many past winners of this prestigious event will be honored on the track during a ceremony at intermission.

The Northern Michigan Triple Crown, which typically draws drivers from fellow Upper Peninsula tracks Sands Speedway and Kinross Raceways will be Friday June 15.

A huge fireworks display will be part of the Roy Allard, Ed Hedlund and Jimmy Peterson Memorial Night Friday, June 29 while the immensely popular Norway Speedway Hall of Fame night, featuring the vintage modifieds will be Friday July 27.

Racing is tentatively scheduled twice during the Dickinson County Fair on Labor Day weekend. Friday August 31 will showcase the super stocks with the spectator eliminator championship rounds. The season wraps up during the fair Sunday September with a 100 lap super late model feature.

The Wisconsin sport trucks will continue with roughly an every other week schedule. The Impact Survival Series (ISS) will host its popular four cylinder series Saturday August 25.

The DCRA awards banquet will be held at Island Resort & Casino in Harris Saturday, October 27.

Pit gates open at 3 p.m. weekly with the grandstand opening at 5 p.m.. Qualifying begins at 5:45 p.m. with the first green flag flying at 7 p.m.

Please check our website norwayspeedway.com and our Facebook page for further information. You can also contact Joe Verdegan at jverdegan2@gmail.com.