FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUNDRA SUPER LATE MODELS SLATED FOR NORWAY SPEEDWAY VISIT IN ‘22
(Saturday, July 16 special marks tour’s first appearance at Michigan oval since 2014)
(Norway, MI) – Norway (MI) Speedway’s 2022 schedule recently received a pleasant surprise when officials from the TUNDRA Super Late Model Series announced the Tour would host an event at the third-mile, paved oval at the Dickinson County Fairgrounds Saturday, July 16.
The race will pay a minimum of $2,500 to the winner.
The last time the tour headed north of the Wisconsin border was in 2014 when Dalton Zehr, driving the familiar 119 car for Gene Coleman, scored the victory. “We’re really excited to be heading back to Norway,” said series announcer and promoter Matt Panure. “You can feel the history when you walk through the gates and hear the rumble of the cars off the old school, wooden grandstands. It is one of the most unique facilities in the Midwest and should be a bucket list place for both racers and fans alike.”
The 2021 TUNDRA series champion was Riley Stenjem of Stoughton, Wisconsin and he will be back to defend his series crown.
There will be no weekly racing at the track the Friday night prior July 15, which is the speedway’s normal night for racing. The tracks other divisions will be in action including Auto Value Super Stocks, 141 Auto Stock Cars and MC Signs and Graphics 4 Bangers.
Starting times and other details, including additional bonuses for the drivers, are expected to be released down the road.
To learn more about the TUNDRA Super Late Model Series check out their website tundrasuperlates.com. For additional information regarding Norway Speedway you can check out the track’s Facebook page or visit norwayspeedway.com.
PHOTO CREDIT: Eamon Bauman
CUTLINE: Dalton Zehr won the last TUNDRA Super Late Model Series event held at Norway (MI) Speedway in July, 2014
Joe Verdegan - 9/5/21
MONDEIK NIPS BENNETT, CAPTURES BOB IVERSON MEMORIAL AT NORWAY
(Norway, MI) September 5 – Gleason, Wisconsin’s Justin Mondeik grabbed the lead on lap 41 and danced through lapped cars and fought off fellow Wisconsin driver Braison Bennett at the line to capture the Bob Iverson Memorial on Dickinson County Fair night at Norway Speedway Friday.
Mondeik’s margin of victory was slim - .041 seconds.
Champions were crowned in all the divisions. They included Green Bay, Wisconsin’s Chad Butz (late model), Norway’s Joey Pontbriand (super stock), Marion, Wisconsin’s B.J. Schoneck (stock car), Kingsford’s Brent Barglind (sport truck), Hermansville’s Dean Bellmore (4 banger) and Kingsford’s Jim Chartre (spectator eliminator).
Mondeik started 12th in the 19-car field and patiently bided his time in the early going. Polesitter Mike Reichenberger of Appleton led much of the early action and began encountering lapped traffic himself by lap 15.
After a couple of early yellows Mondeik had sliced his way up to 3rd by lap 35 and motored around Scott Stanchina for the runnerup spot two circuits later. Mondeik motored past Reichenberger for the top spot with 59 laps remaining.
Meanwhile Bennett, who started 10th in the Coleman Racing Products entry, worked his way up to 2nd by the event’s midway point and kept the Gleason hotshoe within striking distance as Mondeik squeezed past the lapped traffic. On a few occasions in the last 30 laps that lapped traffic allowed Bennett to close in on Mondeik’s rear bumper. On the final lap as the leaders crossed the checkers it was a lapped car that impeded Mondeik just enough, giving Bennett a ray of hope of catching the win. However, the third generation racer came up less than one-tenth of a second away from victory, placing second.
Butz, who already had the track title wrapped up (team driving with Mike D’Angelo) placed third. Former track champion Dan Lindsley and Stanchina placed fourth and fifth, respectively.
In the super stock main second place points finisher Anthony Schiefelbein scored a consolation prize of sorts – holding off Pontbriand in a paint-trading thriller in which Schiefelbein scored his third feature flag of the season. Pontbriand took home runnerup honors, followed by Tony Wender, Kevin Peterson and Nick Anderson.
Schoneck scored his stock car track title by simply taking the green flag in the division’s main event, which was won by Spread Eagle, Wisconsin’s Todd Schmidt. Kingsford’s Brent Barglind won both the battle and the war. The former track champion scored the sport truck feature win and in doing so, came out champion in the tightest of point battles.
Hermansville’s Dean Bellmore, who was forced to pit with a flat tire midway through the race, mustered up a ninth place finish. That was good enough to earn him the 4 banger track title. The feature race was won by Brent Ayotte.
The Dickinson County Racing Association would like to thank the fans, race teams and employees for a successful 2021 campaign.
BINK’S COCA COLA SUPER LATE MODEL FEATURE – Justin Mondeik, Gleason, WI; Braison Bennett, Neenah, WI; Chad Butz, Green Bay, WI; Dan Lindsley, Vulcan; Scott Stanchina, Kingsford; Mike Reichenberger, Appleton, WI; Jason Wells, Kingsford; Greg Haese, Manitowoc, WI; Tanner Kelly, Waucedah; Wyatt Spade, Norway; Bruce White, Kingsford; Cory Cootware, Iron Mountain; Mike Lantagne, Vulcan; John Ostermann, Norway; Scott Bolster, Marquette; Robby Iverson, Escanaba; Bryan Monday, Appleton, WI; Dean Varda, Vulcan; Ryan Hood, Niagara, WI
HEATS 1) Hood; Monday 2) Reichenberger; Wells
DASH - Haese
FAST TIME – Butz, 14.354
AUTO VALUE SUPER STOCK FEATURE – Anthony Schiefelbein, Pembine, WI; Joey Pontbriand, Norway; Tony Wender, Kingsford; Kevin Peterson, Marinette, WI; Nick Anderson, Menominee; John Komp, Menominee; John Mattia Jr, Norway; Todd Maki, Sands; Jeremy Yelle, Gwinn; Kelly La Count, Athelstane, WI; Andy Gerwig, Norway; Mark Bubloni, Iron Mountain; Tim Schultz, Vulcan; Destiny Bullard, Marquette; William Wiley, Ishpeming; Rodney Haferkorn, Norway; Shane Krueger, Kaukauna, WI
HEATS 1) Maki; Bubloni 2) Wender; Gerwig
DASH – Pontbriand
FAST TIME – Komp, 15.841
141 AUTO SALES STOCK CAR FEATURE – Todd Schmidt, Spread Eagle, WI; Travis Hulsizer, Menominee; Gary Thom, Aurora, WI; Graeson Pankratz, Little Suamico, WI; Pontbriand
HEATS 1) Zachery Krans, Kingford; Preston Weddel, Crivitz, WI 2) Nick Kroehler, Appleton, WI; Hulsizer
FAST TIME – Pankratz, 18.002
KENS SPORTS SPORT TRUCK FEATURE – Brent Barglind, Kingsford; Brad Barglind, Kingsford; Andy Secrist, Florence, WI; Cody Vander Loop, Freedom, WI; Andrew Ross, Appleton, WI
HEATS 1) Ross; Bode Johnson, Ishpeming 2) Brent Barglind; Brad Barglind
FAST TIME – Brad Barglind, 16.402
MC SIGNS & GRAPHICS 4 BANGER FEATURE – Brett Ayotte, Hermansville; Alex Bellmore, Hermansville; Trevor Cronick, Faithorn; Garrett Goetsch, Oconto, WI; Elliot Reid, Faithorn
HEATS 1) Zach Gazda, Vulcan; Garrett Strochota, Wausau, WI 2) Owen Eichmeyer, Powers; Cassandra Freeman, Niagara, WI
SPECTATOR ELIMINATOR – Jim Chartre, Kingsford
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