Weekly Reports from the 2019 Season

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8/9/19 - ATTENTION SPORTS/MOTORSPORTS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

LINDSLEY SHADES KRAVLOVETZ IN NORWAY SPEEDWAY LATE MODEL GO

 

(Norway, MI) Aug 9 – Vulcan’s Dan Lindsley patiently sifted his way through traffic and grabbed the lead on a late race restart to grab the Werner Electric Supply $1,000 super late model feature at Norway Speedway Friday night.

 

Vulcan’s Dean Varda jumped into the lead at the drop of the green  of the 50 lap feature and quickly built up a sizeable margin and kept that lead throughout several yellow flags.  Lindsley, who started 12th on the field, had worked his way up to third by mid race and got to within second by lap 33.

 

Lindsley pressured Varda with the Vulcan driver using every inch of the race track. Lindsley ducked his nose underneath Varda with 11 laps to go. The two made contact with Varda spinning. However Varda received the black flag for not heeding several warnings from track officials to pick a lane.

 

Lindsley was handed the lead and cruised to victory. Kralovetz took second place, followed by Scott Stanchina, Jason Wells and Bruce White.

 

Defending Auto Value super stock champion Tim Schultz Jr. padded his current points lead with a feature win.  Schultz, who earlier in the night scored valuable points by copping fast time, kept John Mattia Jr. at bay the balance of the contest through a bevy of yellows. Mattia scored second at the pay window, followed by Anthony Schiefelbein, Adam Faull and Kevin Peterson.

 

A pair of drivers scored feature wins in their first appearances of the year. Marion, Wisconsin’s B.J. Schoneck made the long haul worthwhile by winning the 141 Auto stock feature while Faithorn’s Trevor Cronick followed suit in the MC Signs & Graphics stock four class.

 

Freedom’s Cody Vander Loop emerged triumphant in the Ken’s Sports sport truck.

 

Next Friday night August 16 the speedway will host the Central Upper Peninsula Championship series as racers from north at Sands Speedway in Marquette will come down to battle. Racing gets underway at 6:45 p.m. Please check our website norwayspeedway.com and at our page on Facebook for further information or email ostermannjohn@hotmail.com.

 

BINK’S COCA COLA SUPER LATE MODEL FEATURE –  Dan Lindsley, Vulcan; Dillion Kralovetz, Bonduel, WI; Scott Stanchina, Kingsford; Jason Wells, Kingsford; Bruce White, Kingsford; Mark Schroeder, Green Bay, WI; Robby Iverson, Escanaba; Joey Pontbriand, Norway; Daryl Britton, Marquette; Cory Cootware, Iron Mountain; Matt Charlebois, Wallace; Jordan Chambers; Green Bay, WI; Scott Bolster, Marquette; John Ostermann, Norway; Tyler Wusterbarth, Oconto, WI; Dean Varda, Vulcan; Robby Younger, De Pere, WI

 

HEATS 1) Varda; Chambers 2) Wusterbarth; Britton

 

DASH – White

 

FAST TIME –  Lindsley, 14.706

 

AUTO VALUE SUPER STOCK FEATURE – Tim Schultz, Vulcan; John Mattia Jr., Norway; Anthony Schiefelbein, Pembine, WI; Adam Faull, Vulcan; Kevin Peterson, Marinette, WI; Kelly LaCount, Athelstane, WI; Gary Stanaway, Ishpeming; Parker Cain, Big Bay; Savanna Novara, Kingsford; Andy Gerwig, Norway; Brett Bray, Norway; Doc Holliday, Marquette

 

HEAT -Bray; LaCount

 

DASH - Schiefelbein

 

FAST TIME – Schultz 15.948

 

141 AUTO SALES SPORTSMAN FEATURE – B.J. Schoneck, Marion, WI; Joe Ostermann, Norway; Jade Novara, Kingsford; Michelle Janczewski, Armstrong Creek; Todd Schmidt, Spread Eagle, WI

 

HEATS  1st) Anthony Schiefelbein; Bobby Lewis, Bark River 2nd) choneck; Joe Ostermann

 

FAST TIME – Preston Weddle, Crivitz, WI 18.046

 

4 CYLINDER A FEATURE – Trevor Cronick, Faithorn; Zach Gazda, Vulcan; Dean Bellmore, Hermansville; Jody Gillespie, Coleman, WI; Jesse Dolfurd, Vulcan

 

HEATS 1) Mike Loberger, Marinette, WI; Henry Neerdals, Wrightstown, WI 2) Cronick; Gazda 

 

FAST TIME – Dean Bellmore, 18.062

 

7/26/19 - ATTENTION SPORTS/MOTORSPORTS

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LINDSLEY STRIKES AGAIN – SCORES NORWAY SPEEDWAY LATE MODEL WIN

(Schiefelbein scores first super stock main – Ostermann, Dolfurd double up on features)

 

(Norway, MI) July 26 – Vulcan’s Dan Lindsley took the lead on lap 14 and kept Jason Wells and company at bay to win the Bob Iverson Memorial on Hall of Fame night at Norway Speedway Friday night. It was Lindsley’s second straight feature win here.

 

The late model main event saw four different leaders in the contest, including rookie Matt Charlebois who took the lead from the drop of the green from his pole position. Iron Mountain’s Cory Cootware snagged the lead on an early restart and veteran Bruce White lend the top spot for several circuits in the early going.

 

Lindsley chased down White and passed him on lap 14. Wells broke through traffic and was able to stay within striking distance of the former track champion, but was forced to settle for second at the pay window when the checkers flew.

Defending track champion Dillion Kralovetz took third, followed by Robby Iverson and Brian Stanchina rounding out the top five finishers.

 

Pembine, Wisconsin’s Anthony Schiefelbein, pulling double duty racing in both the stock and super stock divisions, captured his first Auto Value super stock feature of the season. Trailing Schiefelbein at the checkers were Parker Cain, Adam Faull, Ryan Wender and Andy Gerwig.

 

In 141 Auto stock feature Norway’s Joe Ostermann doubled up in feature wins – capturing both the makeup feature that was rained out a week ago and the regular main event for the evening.

 

Vulcan’s Jake Dolfurd pulled off the same fete, copping both the nightly and makeup features in the MC Signs & Graphics stock four mains.

 

Escanaba’s Jamie Iverson swept action in the vintage modified division.

 

Next Friday night August 2 will be the Thirsty Whale Bar & Grill Fan Appreciation Night.  The speedway will also host the local dirt sportmods in a “Border Battle” between the regulars at Upper Peninsula International Raceway (UPIR) and the Wisconsin competitors who battle weekly at the dirt tracks in the Badger State. Action gets underway at 6:45 p.m. Please check our website norwayspeedway.com and at our page on Facebook for further information or email ostermannjohn@hotmail.com.

 

BINK’S COCA COLA SUPER LATE MODEL FEATURE – Dan Lindsley, Vulcan; Jason Wells, Kingsford; Dillion Kralovetz, Bonduel, WI; Robby Iverson, Escanaba; Brian Stanchina, Quinnessec; Scott Stanchina, Kingsford; Cameron Clifford, Norway; Tom Lindquist, Bark River; Bruce White, Kingsford; Tyler Wusterbarth, Oconto; WI; Cory Cootware, Iron Mountain; Mike Lantagne, Vulcan; Dean Varda, Vulcan; Matt Charlebois, Wallace; Scott Bolster, Marquette; Jordan Chambers, Green Bay, WI

 

SEMI FEATURE – Lindquist; Chambers; Tim Howen, Kingsford; Robby Younger, De Pere, WI; John Ostermann, Norway (DNS)

 

HEATS 1) Lindquist; Chambers 2) Lindsley; Wusterbarth

 

DASH – Brian Stanchina

 

FAST TIME – Clifford, 14.569

 

AUTO VALUE SUPER STOCK FEATURE – Anthony Schiefelbein, Pembine, WI; Parker Cain, Big Bay; Adam Faull, Vulcan; Ryan Wender, Upper Pine Creek; Andy Gerwig, Norway; Tim Schultz, Vulcan; Kevin Peterson, Marinette, WI; Kelly LaCount, Athelstane, WI; Savanna Novara, Iron Mountain; Brett Bray, Norway

 

HEAT – Novara; Peterson

 

DASH - Gerwig

 

FAST TIME –  Schultz, 15.870

 

141 AUTO SALES SPORTSMAN MAKEUP FEATURE FROM JULY 19 – Joe Ostermann, Norway; Preston Weddle, Crivitz, WI; Anthony Schiefelbein, Pembine, WI; Michelle Janczewski, Armstrong Creek, WI; Kaitlyn Schettler, Iron Mountain

 

FEATURE – Joe Ostermann; Brian Massicotte, Iron Mountain; Kaitlyn Schettler; Schiefelbein; Weddle

 

FAST TIME – John Ostermann, Norway 18.072

 

STOCK FOUR MAKEUP FEATURE FROM JULY 19 FEATURE – Jake Dolfurd, Vulcan; Dean Bellmore, Hermansville; Zach Gazda, Vulcan; Tanner Kelly, Milwaukee, WI; Cory Grondine, Hermansville

 

 FEATURE – Dolfurd; Gazda; Dean Bellmore; Kyle Loberger, Marinette, WI; Grondine

 

FAST TIME – Dolfurd, 17.997

 

VINTAGE MOD FEATURE – Jamie Iverson, Escanaba; Allen Yelle, Sands; Joe Piron, Escanaba; Jeff Allard, Oak Creek, WI; Brian Gilhuber, Niagara, WI; Eddie Gasperini, Iron River; Darrin Allard, St. Francis, WI (DNS)

 

HEAT – Iverson; Yelle

 

 

7-19-19 - ATTENTION SPORTS/MOTORSPORTS

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LINDSLEY COPS RAIN-SHORTENED NORWAY AUTO VALUE SERIES FEATURE

(Schultz wins super stock main – all other feature washed out)

 

(Norway, MI) July 19 – Vulcan’s Dan Lindsley passed veteran Bruce White for the lead on lap 26 and held on to win the rain-shortened, 33 lap Auto Value Series feature at Norway Speedway Friday night.

 

It was another Vulcan driver – defending super stock champion Tim Schultz – who motored around Andy Gerwig for the lead and the win in the super stock class.

 

Mother Nature was the winner in the other divisions as lightning and rain forced track officials to cancel the balance of the program.

 

Next Friday night July 26 Norway Speedway will host the annual “Norway Speedway Hall of Fame” Night. The class of ’19 inductees include Mike Kelly, Herb Iverson, Mike Kangas, Leroy Sovey, Bob Busch and Henry Wender.  The Vintage modifieds will also be an added attraction. Action gets underway at 6:45 p.m. Please check our website norwayspeedway.com and at our page on Facebook for further information or email ostermannjohn@hotmail.com.

 

BINK’S COCA COLA SUPER LATE MODEL FEATURE – Dan Lindsley, Vulcan; Brian Stanchina, Quinessec; Dillion Kralovetz, Bonduel, WI; Justin Mondeik, Gleason, WI; Scott Stanchina, Kingsford; Cory Cootware, Iron Mountain; Jason Wells, Kingsford; Tyler Wusterbarth, Oconto, WI: Bruce White, Kingsford; Dean Varda, Vulcan; Robby Iverson, Escanaba; John Ostermann, Norway; Karl Lamoreaux, Niagara, WI (DNS)

 

HEAT – Varda; Cootware

 

DASH – Mondiek

 

FAST TIME –  Kralovetz, 14.665

 

AUTO VALUE SUPER STOCK FEATURE – Tim Schultz, Vulcan; Andy Gerwig, Norway; Anthony Schiefelbein, Pembine, WI; Joey Pontbriand, Norway; Brett Bray, Norway; Parker Cain, Big Bay; Kevin Peterson, Marinette, WI; John Mattia Jr., Norway; Jon Benninger, Windsor, WI; Adam Faull, Vulcan; Savanna Novara, Iron Mountain; Danny Gracyalny, Greenville, WI; Gary Stanaway, Ishpeming

 

HEAT – Gracyalny; Gerwig

 

DASH – Faull

 

FAST TIME – Schultz 15.796

 

141 AUTO SALES SPORTSMAN FEATURE – RAINED OUT

 

HEATS – 1st) John Ostermann; Nick Kroehler, Appleton, WI 2nd) Kaitlyn Schettler, Iron Mountain; Michelle Janczewski, Armstrong Creek, WI

 

FAST TIME – Scott Ronski, Niagara, WI 18.061

 

SPORT TRUCK FEATURE – RAINED OUT

 

HEATS 1) Drew Habeck, Green Bay; WI; Casey Vander Loop, Freedom 2) Cody Vander Loop, Freedom; J.J. Vander Loop, Freedom

 

FAST TIME – Brent Barglind, Kingsford, 16.867

 

4 CYLINDER A FEATURE – RAINED OUT

 

HEATS 1) Alex Bellmore, Hermansville; Jody Gillespie,Coleman, WI 2) Jake Dolfurd, Vulcan; Isiah Lawrence, Spruce, WI 

 

FAST TIME – Dolfurd, 18.057

7/5/19 - ATTENTION SPORTS/MOTORSPORTS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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TRAVIS SAUTER SURVIVES YELLOWS, CAPTURES HIS FIRST NORWAY SPEEDWAY STATELINE CHALLENGE
(2ND PLACE Wells mops up in lap leader cash)

(Norway, MI) July 5 – Travis Sauter passed Kingsford’s Jason Wells for the lead on lap 43 and sweated out numerous caution periods to survive and win the 36th annual Stateline Challenge presented by Island Resort & Casino & Aurora Liquors at Norway Speedway Friday night.

Sauter started deep in the field and bided his time – staying clear of the multiple yellow flags that flew in the early going. Hometown driver Joey Pontbriand paced the opening two circuits before a caution – handing the lead to Kingsford’s Scott Stanchina. Stanchina kept the top spot until Wells’ wrestled the lead away from him on lap 8.

Wells kept his spot through numerous caution flags. Meanwhile Sauter, began slowly picking off cars after a lap 35 restart. The second-generation driver from Prairie Du Sac slipped into the eighth spot and muscled his way inside of Andy Monday to take over the second spot.

Sauter kept the field at bay through a bevy of yellows and captured not only the winner’s share of the purse $1,200, but with lap leader bonuses pushing his total won for the night to $2,260. Wells battled back to take second place. Wells pocketed $2,240 – just $20 less than the winner through cash donated by local businesses, fans and other racing enthusiasts.

Four time track champion Dillion Kralovetz captured third place, followed by Mike D’Angelo Jr. and Robby Iverson.

“I’ve got to dedicate this win to Gene Coleman,” Sauter explained in victory lane. “I was a 19-year-old kid who let me race his house car around at Norway and other tracks. I had no experience – my Dad just raced for him. Gene, This win is for you!”

In super stock action hometown driver Andy Gerwig emerged triumphant in the super stock main. The sport truck feature was captured by Kingsford’s Brent Barglind. After the checkers flew Marquette’s Destiny Bullard crashed her truck up between turns one and two. Bullard was transported by ambulance. Due to the lateness of the program the balance of the program was canceled.

Next Friday night July 12 the Kid’s Nickel toss will take place along with the spectator eliminator races.  Please check our website norwayspeedway.com and at our page on Facebook for further information or email ostermannjohn@hotmail.com.
 
RACE SUMMARY 36th ANNUAL STATELINE CHALLENGE

BINK’S COCA COLA SUPER LATE MODEL FEATURE – Travis Sauter, Prairie Du Sac, WI; Jason Wells, Kingsford; Dillion Kralovetz, Bonduel, WI; Mike D’Angelo Jr., Gwinn; Robby Iverson, Escanaba; Andy Monday, Appleton; Mark Schroeder, Green Bay; Dean Varda, Vulcan; Dan Lindsley, Vulcan; Mike Reichenberger, Appleton, WI; Joey Pontbriand, Norway; Mike Lantagne, Vulcan; Chad Butz, Green Bay, WI; Tyler Radavich, Eldorado, WI; Cory Cootware, Iron Mountain; Scott Stanchina, Kingsford; Bruce White, Kingsford; Neal Sannes, De Pere, WI; Tom Lindquist, Bark River

SEMI-FEATURE – Sannes; Varda; White; Matt Charlebois, Wallace; Jordan Chambers, Green Bay; WI; Robby Younger, De Pere, WI; Scott Bolster, Marquette; John Ostermann, Norway

FAST TIME – Sauter, 14.414

AUTO VALUE SUPER STOCK FEATURE – Andy Gerwig, Norway; Tim Schultz, Vulcan; Anthony Schiefelbein, Pembine, WI; Kevin Peterson, Marinette, WI; Ryan Wender, Upper Pine Creek; Kelly LaCount, Athelstane, WI; Adam Faull, Vulcan; Parker Cain, Big Bay; Savanna Novara, Iron Mountain; Brett Bray, Norway; John Mattia Jr, Norway (DNS)

FAST TIME –  Schiefelbein, 15.965

141 AUTO SALES SPORTSMAN FEATURE – Canceled

FAST TIME -Preston Weddle, Crivitz, WI 18.296

SPORT TRUCK FEATURE – Brent Barglind, Kingsford; Brad Barglind, Kingsford; Drew Habeck, Green Bay, WI; Casey Vander Loop, Freedom; Blaine Habeck, Green Bay, WI; Destiny Bullard, Marquette; Keith Habeck, Green Bay, WI; J.J. Vanderloop, Freedom, WI; Beth Craig, Appleton, WI; Cody Vander Loop, Freedom, WI; Tom Krueger, Green Bay, WI; Pete Zarnoth, Brillion, WI; Tanner Fickel, Neenah, WI; Kelly Burcar, Norway; Ted Ullman, Greenville, WI; Andrew Secrist, Florence, WI

FAST TIME – Bullard, 16.950

4 CYLINDER A FEATURE – Canceled

FAST TIME – Jake Dolfurd, Vulcan 18.037

 

5/31/19 - ATTENTION SPORTS/MOTORSPORTS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

KRALOVETZ OUTLASTS LINDSLEY IN NORWAY LATE MODEL DUEL

NORWAY, Mich. (June 7, 2019) – Four-time and defending Bink’s Coca Cola Late Model Champion Dillon Kralovetz held Fast Qualifier Dan Lindsley at bay Friday night to score his first feature win of the season in the 35-lap main event on Valley Med Fight Night at Norway Speedway.

Other feature winners on the night included Andy Gerwig in the Auto Value Super Stocks, Cody Vanderloop in the Wisconsin Sport Trucks, Gary Thom in the 141 Auto Sales Stock Cars, and Zach Gazda in the MC Signs and Graphics Bangers.

Before setting up his duel with Lindsley in the 35-lap Late Model feature, Kralovetz had to make some early moves to put himself in position to grab the lead on a lap-ten restart. Kralovetz dipped through traffic early as did Lindsley who started 12th on the grid.

The catalyst for the battle between Kralovetz and Lindsley came on lap ten. After Bruce White had taken the lead from polesitter Dean Varda, Jason Wells closed in on the top two. Wells attempted to slide to the bottom line on Varda, who went to protect the line. The two made contact sending Varda spinning to through the grass. Both would have to restart at the tail of the field.

On the restart Kralovetz elected to take the high line in the second row with Lindsley behind. Kralovetz took advantage of the open space to shoot past White and into the lead on lap 11. One lap later Lindsley followed past White on the outside line.

For the remainder of the race Lindsley kept within one or two car lengths, sizing up the defending Champion at each turn. However, Lindsley would not be able to muster a challenge before the duo hit lapped traffic and Kralovetz cemented his advantage.

Behind Kralovetz and Lindsley, Scott Stanchina made a late move to take Third, Joey Pontbriand was Fourth, and Brian Stanchina rounded out the Top Five.

The Auto Value Super Stocks also saw a showdown in the final laps of their 30-lap feature race for the win. Andy Gerwig was able to hold off Ryan Wender to take the checkered flag.

Ironically, Gerwig and Wender tangled early in the race. Gerwig retained his spot, but Wender was sent to the tail of the field. Another melee on lap eight claimed victim of all but three drivers on track. It also ended the night of fast qualifier Tim Schultz Jr.

On the restart Gerwig and Wender stepped away from the pack. A late spin with just four laps remaining set up one final opportunity for Wender to snatch victory from Gerwig. Wender would get to the bumper of Gerwig several times, including a firm tap on the back bumper entering turn three on the final circuit.

Gerwig held on and took the feature win with Wender settling for Second. Kevin Peterson was Third, John Mattia Jr. Fourth, and Adam Faull rounded out the Top Five.

Young Cody Vanderloop decided to make the battle for the win a bit less dramatic in the Wisconsin Sport Truck 20-lap feature. After picking up his first ever feature win the previous night at Wisconsin International Raceway, Vanderloop showed his strength by seizing the lead on lap seven and cruising to victory.

Drew Habeck took an early lead in the main event and attempted to stretch out his lead over the pack. Meanwhile, Vanderloop and fast qualifier Brad Barglind were working their way to the front. After a spin on lap six, Vanderloop took full advantage of a restart by diving to the inside of Habeck and setting up a battle for the lead.

The battle was short-lived as Vanderloop had the preferred line and jumped the top spot. Barglind followed but was unable to keep pace and later surrendered spots to Habeck and others in lapped traffic. Habeck did rally to finish Second, Andrew Secrist was Third, Tanner Fickel Fourth, and Barglind Fifth.

In the 141 Auto Sales Stock Cars, the race was more than just a battle to see whose car reigned supreme. Drivers must not eclipse the 18-second mark during the race, or they will be sent to the tail. This guideline left drivers being very careful about setting times that may be too fast.

Preston Weddel led most of the 20-lap feature from the pole position. He was watched throughout the race by Gary Thom who swung to the outside but was careful to not break the time barrier. However, with pressure from Joe Osterman, Thom decided to rev up over the final laps.

Thom took the lead from Weddel and held off Osterman on the final lap. His final lap time was 18.047 seconds, a mere blink of an eye from breaking through the time barrier. Osterman was Second, Weddel Third, Scott Ronski was Fourth, and Bob Schiefelbein rounded out the Top Five.

In the MC Bangers (4 Cylinders) the night belonged to Zach Gazda. Gazda completed the sweep by setting fast time, winning his heat, and topping the 20-lap feature.

Gazda had to do some work in the heat to get past Dean Bellmore and collect the checkered flag. In the feature he would have to outduel Ron Linder to take the lead and sail to victory. Bellmore would find his way to Second in the feature, Linder Third, Sierra Oman was Fourth, and Jim Dallapiazza was Fifth.

Next week at Norway Speedway is Big 10 Sportsbar & Grill and U.P. Cycle and Sport Night featuring Richard’s Supper Club & Motel UTV Race Round 1. Qualifying is at 5:30 with racing beginning at 7 p.m.

Valley Med Flight Night Results (6/7/19)

Bink’s Coca Cola Late Models

35-Lap Feature: 1. Dillon Kralovetz, Bonduel, Wis.; 2. Dan Lindsley, Norway, Mich.; 3. Scott Stanchina, Iron Mountain, Mich.; 4. Joey Pontbriand, Norway, Mich.; 5. Brian Stanchina, Iron Mountain, Mich.

Dash Winner: Jason Wells, Norway, Mich.

Heat Winner: Bruce White, Spread Eagle, Wis.

Fast Qualifier: Lindsley

Auto Value Super Stocks

30-Lap Feature: 1. Andy Gerwig, Norway, Mich.; 2. Ryan Wender, Upper Pine Creek, Mich.; 3. Kevin Peterson, Marinette, Wis.; 4. John Mattia Jr., Vulcan, Mich.; 5. Adam Faull, Vulcan, Mich.

Dash Winner: Wender

Heat Winner: Gerwig

Fast Qualifie: Tim Schultz Jr., Vulcan, Mich.

Wisconsin Sport Trucks

20-Lap Feature: 1. Cody Vanderloop, Appleton, Wis.; 2. Drew Habeck, Green Bay, Wis.; 3. Andrew Secrist, Florence, Mich.; 4. Tanner Fickel, Neenah, Wis.; 5. Brad Barglind, Kingsford, Mich.;

Heat Winners: Fickel, Casey Vanderlooop, Freedom, Wis.

Fast Qualifier: Barglind

141 Auto Sales Stock Cars

20-Lap Feature: 1. Gary Thom, Aurora, Wis.; 2. Joe Osterman, Niagara, Wis.; 3. Preston Weddel, Crivitz, Wis.; 4. Scott Ronson, Menasha, Wis.; 5. Bob Schiefelbein, Pembine, Wis.

Heats: Brian Massicotte, Norway, Mich.; Weddel

Fast Qualifier: Schiefelbein

MC Bangers (4 Cylinders)

20-Lap Feature: 1. Zach Gazda, Vulcan, Mich.; 2. Dean Bellmore, Hermansville, Wis.; 3. Ron Linder, Norway, Mich.; 4. Sierra Oman, Faithorn, Mich.; 5. Jim Dallapiazza, Norway, Mich.

Heats: Linder, Gazda

Fast Qualifier: Gazda

 

5-31-19 - NELSON SURVIVES NORWAY LATE MODEL MAIN - CAPTURES WINATTENTION SPORTS/MOTORSPORTS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NELSON CAPTURES WILD NORWAY SPEEDWAY LATE MODEL MAIN


(Norway, MI) May 31 – Former track champion Troy Nelson of Antigo, WI climbed behind the wheel of the Coleman Machine 119 and survived a few yellows and dodged a bad wreck to snag the Coca Cola late model feature flag Friday night at Norway Speedway.

Scott Stanchina, Bruce White, Nelson and Kris Kelly went nose-to-tail for several circuits when Nelson grabbed the lead on lap 21. Kelly stormed into second with ten laps remaining and began reeling in Nelson. With four laps to go Kelly got tapped by another car and while his car was parked in turn four Tyler Wusterbarth t-boned Kelly. Both cars suffered significant damage but were unhurt.

Nelson cruised to victory.

Defending Auto Value super stock champion Tim Schultz of Vulcan, who earlier in the night earned quick time, successfully defended his division title by winning the feature. Schultz fought off a tenacious Andy Gerwig to capture the win.

Kingsford’s Jade Novara brought the crowd to it’s feet, capturing her first career 141 Auto stock car main. Novara fended off fellow lady racer Michelle Janczewski at the checkers.

In Ken’s Sports sport truck action the Barglind brothers of Kingsford dominated in the A main, with Brent winning and his brother Brad taking second. Faithorn’s Elliot Reid emerged triumphant in the stock four main event.

Racing resumes next Friday June 7. The Sport truck class will be part of the show that gets underway at 7 p.m. Valley Med Flight will sponsor the night and a kart exhibition race will also take place.  Please check our website norwayspeedway.com and our page on Facebook for further information or email ostermannjohn@hotmail.com.
 
RACE SUMMARY

BINK’S COCA COLA SUPER LATE MODEL FEATURE – Troy Nelson, Antigo, WI; Tom Lindquist, Bark River; Scott Stanchina, Kingsford; Brian Stanchina, Kingsford; Dillion Kralovetz, Bonduel, WI; Dan Lindsley, Vulcan; Bruce White, Kingsford; Robby Iverson, Escanaba; Charlie Bell, Marquette; Dean Varda, Vulcan; Kris Kelly, Vulcan; Tyler Radavich, Eldorado, WI; Tyler Wusterbarth, Oconto, WI; Mark Schroeder, Green Bay, WI; Scott Bolster, Marquette; John Ostermann, Norway; Jason Wells, Kingsford

HEATS 1) Varda; White 2) Schroeder; Nelson

DASH – Brian Stanchina

FAST TIME –  Lindsley, 14.450

AUTO VALUE SUPER STOCK FEATURE – Tim Schultz, Vulcan; Andy Gerwig, Norway; Kevin Peterson, Marinette, WI; Joey Pontbriand, Norway; Anthony Schiefelbein, Pembine, WI; Kelly LaCount, Athelstane, WI; Savanna Novara, Kingsford; Adam Faull, Vulcan; Gary Stanaway, Ishpeming; Brett Bray, Norway

HEAT – Schiefelbein; LaCount

DASH - Peterson

FAST TIME –  Schultz, 15.868

SPORT TRUCK FEATURE – Brent Barglind, Kingsford; Brad Barglind, Kingsford; Drew Habeck, Green Bay; Andrew Secrist, Florence, WI; Cody Vanderloop, Freedom; Keith Habeck, Green Bay;

HEATS 1) Brent Barglind; Blaine Habeck, Green Bay 2) Drew Habeck; Brad Barglind

Fast Time: Tom Krueger, Green Bay, WI 17.158

141 AUTO SALES SPORTSMAN FEATURE – Jade Novara, Kingsford; Michelle Janczewski, Armstrong Creek, WI; Bobby Lewis, Bark River; Jeff Schettler, Kingsford; Gary Thom, Aurora, WI

HEATS 1) Lewis; Jade Novara 2) Preston Weddle, Crivitz, WI; Janczewski

FAST TIME –  Weddle 18.119

4 CYLINDER A FEATURE – Elliot Reid, Faithhorn; Jeremy Yelle, Sands; Todd Maki, Sands; Jody Gillespie, Coleman, WI; Dean Bellmore, Hermansville

HEATS 1) Gillespie; Sierra Oman, Faithorn 2) Reid; Yelle

FAST TIME – Maki 17.979

4/30/19 - ATTENTION SPORTS/MOTORSPORTS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NORWAY SPEEDWAY CAR SHOW RETURNS TO RECREATION LANES IN IRON MOUNTAIN MAY 18

 

(Season opener at the third-mile, paved oval set for May 24)

(Norway, MI) April 30 – Norway Speedway’s 2019 season will kick off with a race car show at Recreation Lanes in Iron Mountain Saturday, May 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The show will be followed by a practice session open to cars in any division that take part in the show from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $10 per person to enter the pits with grandstand admission for fans free for this event.

The car show was held at Recreation Lanes in 1992 and boasted a solid turnout. John Kohler will be broadcasting live from the car show on Frog Country 106.7 The Mountain. Race cars from all tracks are welcome to partake in the car show.

Weekly Friday night racing kicks off May 24 with the grandstand opening at 5 p.m. Time trials begin at 5:45 p.m. with the first green flag of the ’19 season flying at 7 p.m.

The Dickinson County Racing Association (DCRA) would like to thank the many sponsors who’ve been a part of the weekly Friday night program. They include Island Resort & Casino, Hoosier Tires, Five Star Bodies, The Thirsty Whale Bar & Grill, The Knight Owl Bar & Grill, Pembine Sport & Lawn, Okler Roofing, Stateline Chevrolet Buick GMC, Wendricks Truss, Bink’s Coca Cola, 141 Auto Sales & Service, Auto Value Parts Stores, Sayklly’s Candies, Iron Range Farm Bureau, Lena Sod Farms, The Big 10 Sports Bar, Pomps Tire Service, Valley Med Flight, Aurora Liquors, Neville Guitars, Kubick Aviation, Redline Sport & Marine, River Valley State Bank, Nine Lakes Sport & Marine, U.P. State Credit Union, Bimbo’s, U.P. Cycle & Sport, Proformance Pros, Northern Interstate Bank, Annie’s Trading Post, Long Branch Saloon, Annie’s T & T Steakhouse and the Dickinson County Fair Association.

 

4/24/19 - ATTENTION SPORTS/MOTORSPORTS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SCHULTZ JR. EYES THREE-PEAT IN NORWAY AUTO VALUE SUPER STOCKS IN 2019
(handful of new faces will spice up division in ’19)

(Norway, MI) April 25 – Vulcan’s Tim Schultz Jr. is looking to score a hat trick in terms of Auto Value Super Stock track titles in 2019.

The third-generation racer has captured the division crown the past two seasons. A few new faces in the division plus a handful of tough, familiar foes are guaranteed to make the championship chase a tough one for Schultz who chalked up four feature wins and seven fast time awards a year ago.

Among the chief competitors returning are a bevy of feature winners from the previous year – Andy Gerwig of Norway (3 main event wins), teen sensation Parker Cain of Big Bay (two feature wins) and former champion Ryan Wender of Upper Pine Creek (2 feature wins). Wender’s effort will be part time in 2019.

Other top regular competitors who are expected back on a full-time basis include Marinette, Wisconsin’s Kevin Peterson, Pembine, Wisconsin’s Anthony Schiefelbein, Vulcan’s John Mattia Jr. and John and Savanna Novara of Kingsford.

Among the rookie candidates will be 2018 stock four champion Adam Faull of Vulcan, Athelstane, Wisconsin’s Kelly LaCount and the Vulcan brother act of Jake and Jesse Dulford. Ishpeming’s Gary Stanaway will also return to the super stock ranks full time in 2019.
Part-timers fans can expect to see on occasion will include Peshtigo native John Komp and Norway veteran and diehard Ford campaigner Al Bilski. From the Fox Valley Norway fans can expect occasional visits from Tony, Peter and Jeff Wilz of Menasha, Alex Seidl of Appleton and Trev, Derek and Ed Howard from Kaukauna.

Weekly Friday night racing kicks off May 24 with the grandstand opening at 5 p.m. Time trials begin at 5:45 p.m. with the first green flag of the ’19 season flying at 7 p.m.

The Dickinson County Racing Association (DCRA) would like to thank the many sponsors who’ve been a part of the weekly Friday night program. They include Island Resort & Casino, Hoosier Tires, Five Star Bodies, The Thirsty Whale Bar & Grill, The Knight Owl Bar & Grill, Pembine Sport & Lawn, Okler Roofing, Stateline Chevrolet Buick GMC, Wendricks Truss, Bink’s Coca Cola, 141 Auto Sales & Service, Auto Value Parts Stores, Sayklly’s Candies, Iron Range Farm Bureau, Lena Sod Farms, The Big 10 Sports Bar, Pomps Tire Service, Valley Med Flight, Aurora Liquors, Neville Guitars, Kubick Aviation, Redline Sport & Marine, River Valley State Bank, Nine Lakes Sport & Marine, U.P. State Credit Union, Bimbo’s, U.P. Cycle & Sport, Proformance Pros, Northern Interstate Bank, Annie’s Trading Post, Long Branch Saloon, Annie’s T & T Steakhouse and the Dickinson County Fair Association