Travis Sauter and Kody Hubred the Big Winners at MIS Tonight

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Travis Sauter and Kody Hubred the Big Winners at MIS Tonight

Travis Sauter won the 100 lap Super Late Model Triple Crown Challenge race while Kody Hubred topped the field in the Dave’s White Rock Sportsman in exciting racing action at Madison International Speedway tonight.

Travis Sauter Wins Round Two of Triple Crown Challenge

Travis Sauter retook the lead on lap 28 and never looked back on his way to victory lane and a $4000 payout  in the Ho Chunk Gaming Super Late Model Triple Crown Challenge at MIS.

Michael Bilderback and Travis Sauter brought the field to the green flag. Sauter sprinted out to the lead with Bobby Wilberg quickly up to second and by lap 2 was side by side for the lead. On lap 5 Wilberg got loose while going for the lead giving Sauter the advantage.  But quickly closing on the leader was Jeremy Miller who took the lead from Sauter on lap 7.  Chris Wimmer worked his way past Wilberg for third on lap 12 with Dave Feiler in fifth.  Feiler took the fourth position on lap 17 when he passed Wilberg coming out of turn one.

Sauter retook the lead on lap 28 when he worked his way to the inside of Miller coming out of turn four.  Wimmer did the same and moved up to second place while Miller held on for third followed by Feiler, and Wilberg.  On lap 32 Feiler took the third spot from Miller and started dialing in the top two.

Out front Sauter, Wimmer, and Feiler were working their way past lapped traffic and distancing themselves from Miller and Wilberg.  By the half-way point Wimmer was one car length behind Sauter and closing quickly.  But Sauter was able to maintain the advantage with the laps counting down to the competition yellow at lap 75. 

The race stayed green for all seventy-five laps and at the break it was Sauter, Wimmer, Feiler, Holzhausen, Miller, and Wilberg, the only cars on the lead lap at the break. Casey Johnson got the “lucky dog” and moved up to the end of the lead lap cars.

At the break, Sauter noted, “We’re making a few small changes.  We don’t want to change too much.”

Feiler added, “This should be an interesting shoot out in the last twenty five laps.”

In the twenty-five lap shootout, Sauter chose to go to the outside on the restart giving the inside position to Wimmer.  Feiler and Holzhausen made up the second row followed by Miller and Wilberg.

 When the green flag waved Sauter got a big advantage when Wimmer was off the pace and quickly opened up a five car length advantage that by lap 79 was ten lengths.  Skylar Holzhausen was in third after getting by Feiler with Wilberg rounding out the top five.  Holzhausen quickly began hunting down Wimmer for second, but wouldn’t be able to catch him.  But out front Sauter would never look back as he picked up the win in the caution free event.

“The car was really good.  The tires are different this year so we’ve had to make a lot of adjustments to the car,” said Sauter.  When asked about his choice to start on the outside, “I gave away the race at the Colony Brands 100.  You just have to know your car.”

Runner-up Wimmer added, “I would have preferred to be on the top on the restart since you get so much momentum from there.”

Holzhausen added, “It wasn’t too bad of a night.  Something happened after the break, but it was a good run.”

After two rounds of the Triple Crown Challenge, Feiler leads with 216 points with Wimmer in second at 203 and Casey Johnson third with 189.  Feiler also leads the Super Late Model Championship points with Johnson in second.

In the B and B Lawn Care Dash, Chris Wimmer took the lead from the green flag and never looked back on his way to picking up the checkered flag.  Dave Feiler finished second followed by Bobby Kendall and Travis Sauter.  Casey Johnson passed Mike Lichtfeld on the outside on the final lap to get the win in the heat race.  Lichtfeld had led the first seven laps from his front row starting position.

Bobby Kendall set fast time with a lap of 17.297 (104.064 mph).

Super Late Models 7/11/2014

Feature:1. Travis Sauter (Prairie du Sac, WI), 2. Chris Wimmer (Wausau, WI), 3. Skylar Holzhausen (Bangor, WI), 4. Dave Feiler (Sun Prairie, WI), 5. Jeremy Miller (Rockton, IL), 6. Casey Johnson (Stoughton, WI), 7. Bobby Kendall (Montello, WI), 8. Colin Reffner (Wisconsin Rapids, WI), 9. Jeff Storm (Waterford, WI), 10. Chuck Garetson (Albany, WI), 11. Russ Blakely (Delavan, WI), 12. Bobby Wilberg (Beloit, WI), 13. Austin Nason (Rockford, IL), 14. Michael Bilderback (South Beloit, IL), 15. Mike Lichtfeld (Portage, WI),

Heat 1:1. Chris Wimmer (Wausau, WI), 2. Dave Feiler (Sun Prairie, WI), 3. Bobby Kendall (Montello, WI), 4. Travis Sauter (Prairie du Sac, WI), 5. Bobby Wilberg (Beloit, WI), 6. Jeremy Miller (Rockton, IL),

Heat 2:1. Casey Johnson (Stoughton, WI), 2. Mike Lichtfeld (Portage, WI), 3. Russ Blakely (Delavan, WI), 4. Jeff Storm (Waterford, WI), 5. Austin Nason (Rockford, IL), 6. Colin Reffner (Wisconsin Rapids, WI), 7. Chuck Garetson (Albany, WI), 8. Skylar Holzhausen (Bangor, WI), 9. Michael Bilderback (South Beloit, IL),

Qualifying:1. Bobby Kendall (Montello, WI), 2. Jeremy Miller (Rockton, IL), 3. Dave Feiler (Sun Prairie, WI), 4. Bobby Wilberg (Beloit, WI), 5. Chris Wimmer (Wausau, WI), 6. Travis Sauter (Prairie du Sac, WI), 7. Michael Bilderback (South Beloit, IL), 8. Jeff Storm (Waterford, WI), 9. Colin Reffner (Wisconsin Rapids, WI), 10. Skylar Holzhausen (Bangor, WI), 11. Casey Johnson (Stoughton, WI), 12. Chuck Garetson (Albany, WI), 13. Austin Nason (Rockford, IL), 14. Mike Lichtfeld (Portage, WI), 15. Russ Blakely (Delavan, WI),


Hubred Holds Off Rece to Win Sportsman Feature

Kody Hubred held off Will Rece to win the twenty lap feature for the Dave’s White Rock Sportsman.

Mike Taylor and Jason Dunn brought the nine car Sportsman field to the green flag.  Dunn quickly jumped out to the lead followed by Taylor.  Todd Ambrose powered by Taylor for second on lap 2 before getting loose one lap later and losing his spot to both Kody Hubred and Will Rece.  Dunn’s lead was six car lengths but by lap 6 it was down to two car length.  On lap 8 Hubred took over the lead after passing Dunn on the inside coming out of turn two.  Rece was able to work his way past Dunn for second one lap later and go to work on the leader.

Hubred and Rece wasted no time distancing themselves from the field with Ryan Goldade the quickest in their rear view mirrors.  With two laps to go Rece was in a position to pass Hubred on the outside coming out of turn two, but couldn’t get it done and Hubred hung on for his fourth win of the season.  Rece finished second followed by Goldade, Matt Lundberg, and Dunn.

“It took a lot to hold off Will.  I knew I couldn’t make any mistakes,” said Hubred from victory lane.

Matt Lundberg won the first heat race with Jason Dunn finishing second.  In the second heat race Todd Ambrose took the lead from the start and led for five laps before Will Rece worked his way down on the  inside coming out of turn two to pick up the win.

A new track record was set in qualifying by Ryan Goldade with a lap of 20.294 (88.696 mph).

Sportsman 7/11/2014

Feature:1. Kody Hubred (Utica, WI), 2. Will Rece (Stoughton, WI), 3. Ryan Goldade (Stoughton, WI), 4. Matt Lundberg (Rockford, IL), 5. Jason Dunn (Madison, WI), 6. Todd Ambrose (Sauk City, WI), 7. Don Wickstrum (Monroe, WI), 8. Mike Taylor (Stoughton, WI), 9. Rick Coppernoll (Cottage Grove, WI),

Heat 1:1. Matt Lundberg (Rockford, IL), 2. Jason Dunn (Madison, WI), 3. Mike Taylor (Stoughton, WI), 4. Rick Coppernoll (Cottage Grove, WI),

Heat 2:1. Will Rece (Stoughton, WI), 2. Ryan Goldade (Stoughton, WI), 3. Kody Hubred (Utica, WI), 4. Todd Ambrose (Sauk City, WI), 5. Don Wickstrum (Monroe, WI),

Qualifying:1. Ryan Goldade (Stoughton, WI), 2. Kody Hubred (Utica, WI), 3. Will Rece (Stoughton, WI), 4. Don Wickstrum (Monroe, WI), 5. Todd Ambrose (Sauk City, WI), 6. Jason Dunn (Madison, WI), 7. Mike Taylor (Stoughton, WI), 8. Rick Coppernoll (Cottage Grove, WI), 9. Matt Lundberg (Rockford, IL),

The Quest Industrial Big Wheel Challenge was won by second generation driver Max Miller followed by Jaden Willingen, Manny Christopherson, and Brandon Engelson.

Racing continues on Friday, June 18th with Super Late Models, Sportsman, Legends, and Bandits all in action.  Qualifying is set for 6:00 PM with racing at 7:30 PM.