Nine Different Winners Take Home Checkered Flags at Madison

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Zack Riddle Wins Two

Oregon, WI (May 26, 2023) It was a perfect night for racing at Madison International Speedway highlighted by ten feature races in five divisions. Zack Riddle was the only repeat winner as nine different drivers went home with checkered flags.

Zack Riddle Opens 2023 with a Clean Sweep

It was a clean sweep for Zack Riddle tonight who picked up his 29th and 30th career Late Model wins at Madison.

Riddle took the lead with ten laps to go and held off the field to pick up the win in the first 30 lap feature for the Late Models.

Brent Edmunds and Rusty Hansen showed the way to the green flag. A stalled car after the first lap brought out the caution flag. Edmunds led the field back to the green followed by Shaun Scheel, Bobby Wilberg, and Zack Riddle. Another stalled car on lap 2 meant a second caution flag. Edmunds again paced the field back to the green and continued to lead. On lap 6 Wilberg powered his way past Scheel for second with Riddle doing the same on lap 7. Wilberg quickly closed in on Edmunds and got to the inside and took the lead on lap 10. On lap 13 Riddle moved to the inside of Edmunds to take the second spot and set his sights on Wilberg. On lap 15 an incident involving Stephen Scheel and Dale Nottestad brought out the caution flag and bringing out the cone. Wilberg chose the low side with Edmunds taking the high side followed by Riddle and Morgan Schissel in row two. Wilberg continued to lead with Riddle up to second followed by Edmunds and Riley Stenjem. On lap 17 Stenjem and Shaun Scheel took over the third and fourth positions. Out front Wilberg’s lead was down to a car length with ten laps to go. On lap 21 Riddle got to the inside and the two raced side by side with Riddle getting a slight advantage. With seven laps to go Riddle was able to clear Wilberg with the caution flag coming out one lap later for a spin and setting up another restart. Riddle and Wilberg both chose to line up on the inside with Stenjem choosing the outside of row one. Riddle continued to lead with Stenjem second and Wilberg third with five laps to go. Riddle built up a seven car length lead over Stenjem with Wilberg, Schissel, and Shaun Scheel rounding out the top five. And that’s how the race would finish with Riddle picking up the win.

“The guys had a great car for me tonight,” said Riddle from victory lane.

Brent Edmunds took the early lead followed by Shaun Scheel, Bobby Wilberg, and Zack Riddle. On lap 4 Wilberg pulled to the outside of Scheel for second with Riddle passing Scheel on lap 5. On lap 10 Wilberg took the lead with Riddle right behind him. A fierce battle was taking place for fourth with Nottestad taking the position followed by Stenjem and Will Rece. Out front Wilberg and Riddle were quickly approaching a lapped car on lap 19 and maneuvered their way around it with Wilberg still leading just before a caution came out for a spin.

Wilberg chose the inside for the restart with Riddle on the outside followed by Edmunds and Shaun Scheel. Wilberg continued to lead over Riddle with Will Rece up to third followed by Edmunds and Stenjem. Wilberg continued to show the way out front with Riddle getting to the inside of him on lap 24 to take the lead with Rece joining the mix. But Riddle was a little quicker and was able to hold off Wilberg for the win. Rece finished in third followed by Stenjem and Edmunds.

Zack Riddle was quickest in qualifying with a lap of 18.434 ((97.646 mph).

Tanner Berge and Dave Edwards Top the MISfitz

Berge picked up his first-ever feature win in his first visit to Madison by taking the victory in the first 20 lap feature for the Dave’s White Rock MISfitz.

Rookie Tanner Berge and Chris Wangrow paced the field to the green flag. Wangrow took the early lead with Ray Hellenbrand up to second after passing Berge on lap 2. The action up front was really heating up on lap 7 behind Wangrow as Berge, Hellenbrand, and Dave Edwards were fighting it out. But a stalled car brought out the caution flag on lap 7. Wangrow brought the field back to the green with Edwards and Berge side by side for second. At the half way point Wangrow and Berge were side by side with Hellenbrand and Edwards side by side behind them. With six laps to go Berge cleared Wangrow to take the lead with Hellenbrand up to second. With four laps to go, Hellenbrand pulled to the outside of Berge and was able to take the lead with two laps to go and at this point looked unstoppable. Unfortunately, Hellenbrand “broke out” on the final two laps and was disqualified giving the win to Berge.

Past MISfitz champion Dave Edwards won the second 20 lap feature.

Tim Wondrash and Justin Sellers had the honors of leading the field to the green flag. Sellers took the early lead with Wangrow up to second and Edwards to third. Wangrow and Edwards raced side by side which allowed Sellers to increase his lead. On lap 7 Edwards passed Sellers for the lead and opened up a six car length lead. Lapped traffic on lap 10 allowed Ray Hellenbrand to move to the inside of Berge in the battle for second. But Ray Hellenbrand would break out for the second time in the race and see his night end early. Edwards continued to grow his lead out front with Berge in second followed by Rick Coppernoll, Dan Snyder, and Sellers. Berge was closing the gap but time was running out on him to catch Edwards. But the past champion was not to be denied tonight as he raced his way to victory lane

Fast time was set by Dave Edwards with a lap of 20.032 (89.856 mph).

Josh Morris and Dylan Klinger Survive the 6Shooters

Josh Morris won the first 18 lap feature for the Roto Rooter 6Shooters. It was his second career feature win.

The twenty-three car field was brought to the green by Ken Dyer and Todd Carteron. Dyer took the lead after the first lap with Josh Morris and Dylan Klinger battling for the third spot. By the third lap the leaders had caught the tail end of the field and began working their way around lapped cars. On lap 5 Josh Morris took the lead coming out of turn four with Klinger in second followed by Dyer before the caution flag waved on lap 8 for a stalled car on the front stretch. Morris and Dyer brought the field back to green with Morris keeping the lead. Dyer nearly spun on the backstretch giving second to Klinger followed by Jason Van Hise, Trevor Chilson, and Dyer. The second caution came out on lap 12 for a spin in turn four. Morris kept the lead on the restart with Van Hise up to second and Chilson third. Morris was able to lead the rest of the way to pick up the win.

Dylan Klinger won the second 18 lap feature event. Nicholas Miller and Richard Nelson were the front row for the second feature. Nelson held the early lead followed by Dylan Klinger who pulled alongside him for the lead. The two raced side by side for several laps and were still side by side with 10 laps to go. Eventually and thanks to lapped traffic, Nelson was able to break away from Nelson. With 5 laps to go Chilson took the lead and two laps later got together with Nelson who literally sailed through victory lane bringing out the caution and ending the race prematurely. Klinger was declared the winner.

Bandolero Wins Go to Bentley Thompson and Penn Sauter

Ten year old Bentley Thompson won the first 15 lap main event for the Bandoleros.

Parker Bodendorfer and Parker Searles led the field to the green flag. Searles grabbed the early lead before Bentley Thompson took over the top spot on lap 3 with Penn Sauter applying heavy pressure on him. On lap 4 Sauter worked to the inside of Thompson to take the lead just before a spin brought out the caution flag. Thompson paced the field back to green and was able to hold off Sauter as the two checked away from the field. On lap 7 Sauter was off the pace and took his car back to the pits which allowed Thompson to build up a huge lead. The only thing that would slow down Thompson and that would happen on lap 4 when a spin brought out the caution flag. Thompson would bring the field back to green and quickly build up his lead with Parker Searles and Emily Billings in pursuit. But nobody would catch Thompson who picked up the win with Searles edging Billings for second.

Penn Sauter won the second 15 lap feature for the Bandoleros. It was his second career win at Madison.

Bodendorfer took the early lead in the second feature with Carter Stein leading after a lap before Thompson and Sauter took over the two top spots on lap 2 before the caution flag waved. Thompson brought the field back to green and kept the lead until lap 5 when Sauter moved by on the inside. A spin on lap 9 brought out a caution and once again Sauter and Thompson pulled away from the field with Billings in third followed by Stein and Searles. With three laps to go Searles took the third spot from Billings before another caution flag waved. Sauter was able to hold off Thompson the rest of the way to pick up the win with Searles, Billings, and Stein completing the top five.

Penn Sauter set fast time with a lap of 14.676 (61.325 mph)

Bobby Stanley and Rob Baaske Best of the Midwest Super Cups

Bobby Stanley and Rob Baaske were feature winners for the Midwest Super Cups.

Stanley won the first 15 lap feature for the Midwest Super Cups.

Rob Baaske jumped out to early lead with Nicole Olmstead in second and Dustin Olmstead in third. Baaske had a sizeable lead over the field, but that was taken away when a stalled car brought out the caution flag on lap 6. Baaske would lead the single file restart back to green and was able to continue his leading ways by three car lengths over Nicole Olmstead. On lap 8 a spin on the front stretch involving the second and third place cars brought out the second caution flag. It was the same result for Baaske on the restart who retained his lead, but Appleton was not about to let him get away. With three laps to go Appleton was on the rear bumper of Baaske and took the lead momentarily before contact from Baaske sent him spinning into the infield bringing out the third caution and sending both drivers to the rear. This sent Bobby Stanley to the front along with Nicole Olmstead for the restart. Stanley was able to hold off Dustin Olmstead and Nicole Olmstead for the final two laps to pick up the win.

It was all Rob Baaske in the second 15 lap feature.

Cuchiara and Smith started the second feature in the front row and once again Baaske jumped out to the early lead before the caution came out for an incident in turn four involving two cars. Baaske led the group back to the green followed by Appleton. Baaske and Appleton wasted no time checking away from the field with Appleton doing everything he could to catch the leader, but it simply wasn’t going to happen as Baaske cruised to victory lane.

The Super Late Models return to Wisconsin’s Fastest Half-Mile next Friday night (June 2nd) with the Alive for 5 Super Late Model Series plus 602 Late Models, Area Sportsman, and the High School Racing Association.


Late Models – Feature 1 30 Laps
1. 14ZR-Zack Riddle , Brooklyn, WI[7], 2. 28RS-Riley Stenjem , Stoughton, WI[6], 3. 28BW-Bobby Wilberg , Beloit, WI[5], 4. 71MS-Morgan Schissel , Rio, WI[11], 5. 8SS-Shaun Scheel , Lake Mills, WI[3], 6. 2DN-Dale Nottestad , Cambridge, WI[4], 7. 87BE-Brent Edmunds , Monticello, WI[1], 8. 19MH-Michael Haggar , Hanover, MN[12], 9. 19RO-Ronald Osborne , Fitchburg, WI[10], 10. 32SL-Steven Lichtfeld , Pardeeville, WI[13], 11. 38JW-Joe Wendorf , Beaver Dam, WI[14], 12. 4SS-Stephen Scheel , Lake Mills, WI[9], 13. 15WR-William Rece , Stoughton, WI[8], 14. 32PD-Paul Dygon , Wind Lake, WI[15], 15. 9MC-Mike Coleman , Rockford, IL[16], 16. 7RH-Rusty Hansen , Sun Prairie, WI[2]

Late Models – Feature 2 30 Laps
1. 14ZR-Zack Riddle , Brooklyn, WI[8], 2. 28BW-Bobby Wilberg , Beloit, WI[6], 3. 15WR-William Rece , Stoughton, WI[13], 4. 28RS-Riley Stenjem , Stoughton, WI[7], 5. 87BE-Brent Edmunds , Monticello, WI[2], 6. 2DN-Dale Nottestad , Cambridge, WI[3], 7. 8SS-Shaun Scheel , Lake Mills, WI[4], 8. 7RH-Rusty Hansen , Sun Prairie, WI[16], 9. 71MS-Morgan Schissel , Rio, WI[5], 10. 4SS-Stephen Scheel , Lake Mills, WI[12], 11. 19MH-Michael Haggar , Hanover, MN[1], 12. 32SL-Steven Lichtfeld , Pardeeville, WI[10], 13. 19RO-Ronald Osborne , Fitchburg, WI[9], 14. 38JW-Joe Wendorf , Beaver Dam, WI[11], 15. 32PD-Paul Dygon , Wind Lake, WI[14], 16. 51SR-Sam Redmond , Crystal Lake, IL[17]


1. 14ZR-Zack Riddle, 18.4340; 2. 28BW-Bobby Wilberg, 18.6210; 3. 28RS-Riley Stenjem, 18.6240; 4. 2DN-Dale Nottestad, 18.7350; 5. 8SS-Shaun Scheel, 18.7440; 6. 7RH-Rusty Hansen, 18.7680; 7. 87BE-Brent Edmunds, 18.7750; 8. 15WR-William Rece, 18.8050; 9. 4SS-Stephen Scheel, 18.8580; 10. 19RO-Ronald Osborne, 18.8890; 11. 71MS-Morgan Schissel, 18.9650; 12. 19MH-Michael Haggar, 18.9680; 13. 32SL-Steven Lichtfeld, 19.0350; 14. 38JW-Joe Wendorf, 19.2750; 15. 32PD-Paul Dygon, 20.4760; 16. 9MC-Mike Coleman, 20.6180; 17. 51SR-Sam Redmond, 55.5550

MISfitz – Feature 1 20 Laps
1. 35TB-Tanner Berge , Elkhorn, WI[1], 2. 5DE-David Edwards , Salem, WI[8], 3. 7RC-Rick Coppernoll , Stoughton, WI[9], 4. 31CW-Chris Wangrow , Avalon, WI[2], 5. 6DS-Dan Snyder , Oregon, WI[5], 6. 99JS-Justin Sellers , South Elgin, IL[7], 7. 84TW-Tim Wondrash , Brooklyn, WI[3], 8. 4MT-Mike Taylor , Stoughhton, WI[10], 9. 95DL-Dan Lerdahl , Evansville, WI[12], 10. 9SJ-Scott Jensen , Evansville, WI[11], 11. 23BU-Brian Ulrich , Racine, WI[13], 12. 78RH-Ray Hellenbrand , Verona, WI[4], 13. 67MH-Mason Hellenbrand , Verona, WI[6]

MISfitz – Feature 2 20 Laps
1. 5DE-David Edwards , Salem, WI[6], 2. 35TB-Tanner Berge , Elkhorn, WI[7], 3. 7RC-Rick Coppernoll , Stoughton, WI[5], 4. 6DS-Dan Snyder , Oregon, WI[3], 5. 99JS-Justin Sellers , South Elgin, IL[2], 6. 4MT-Mike Taylor , Stoughhton, WI[8], 7. 31CW-Chris Wangrow , Avalon, WI[4], 8. 84TW-Tim Wondrash , Brooklyn, WI[1], 9. 78RH-Ray Hellenbrand , Verona, WI[12], 10. 67MH-Mason Hellenbrand , Verona, WI[13], 11. 9SJ-Scott Jensen , Evansville, WI[10], 12. 95DL-Dan Lerdahl , Evansville, WI[9]


1. 5DE-David Edwards, 20.0320; 2. 99JS-Justin Sellers, 20.0850; 3. 6DS-Dan Snyder, 20.1130; 4. 78RH-Ray Hellenbrand, 20.2170; 5. 84TW-Tim Wondrash, 20.2580; 6. 31CW-Chris Wangrow, 20.3070; 7. 35TB-Tanner Berge, 20.3230; 8. 7RC-Rick Coppernoll, 20.5300; 9. 4MT-Mike Taylor, 20.5600; 10. 67MH-Mason Hellenbrand, 21.1090; 11. 9SJ-Scott Jensen, 21.6650; 12. 95DL-Dan Lerdahl, 21.8560; 13. 23BU-Brian Ulrich, 55.5550

6Shooters – Feature 1 18 Laps
1. 03JM-Josh Morris , Stoughton, WI[5], 2. XJVH-Jason VanHise , Roscoe, IL[9], 3. 101TC-Trevor Chilson , Middleton, WI[10], 4. 1DK-Dylan Klinger , Albany, WI[6], 5. 9DB-Dan Bishop , Lodi, WI[7], 6. 16S-Sam Schulz , Brooklyn, WI[3], 7. 24JM-Julie Morris , Windsor, WI[14], 8. 8CW-Chandler Workman , Oregon, WI[19], 9. 01BM-Robert McKeown , McFarland, WI[8], 10. 22NM-Nicholas Miller , Madison, WI[22], 11. 91RN-Richard Nelson , Oregon, WI[20], 12. 24KD-Ken Dyer , Madison, WI[1], 13. 4CK-Chad Koenecke , Albany, WI[17], 14. 7RG-Randy Grancorvitz , Fort Atkinson, WI[12], 15. 39JK-Jay Kincaid , Lake Geneva, WI[23], 16. 19OO-Ozzie Osborne , Fitchburg, WI[11], 17. 4GR-Gene Robbins , Evansville, WI[13], 18. 6DS-Dary Schulz , Madison, WI[16], 19. 2TK-Todd Klinger , Madison, WI[15], 20. 76JM-Jason Morgan , Evansville, WI[4], 21. 7DK-Daniel Killerlain , Madison, WI[18], 22. 54TC-Todd Carteron , Madison, WI[2], 23. 34CN-Curtis Nighswonger , Rockford, IL[21]

6Shooters – Feature 2 18 Laps
1. 1DK-Dylan Klinger , Albany, WI[9], 2. XJVH-Jason VanHise , Roscoe, IL[11], 3. 03JM-Josh Morris , Stoughton, WI[12], 4. 24KD-Ken Dyer , Madison, WI[1], 5. 4CK-Chad Koenecke , Albany, WI[13], 6. 16S-Sam Schulz , Brooklyn, WI[7], 7. 19OO-Ozzie Osborne , Fitchburg, WI[16], 8. 22NM-Nicholas Miller , Madison, WI[3], 9. 7DK-Daniel Killerlain , Madison, WI[21], 10. 8CW-Chandler Workman , Oregon, WI[5], 11. 91RN-Richard Nelson , Oregon, WI[2], 12. 101TC-Trevor Chilson , Middleton, WI[10], 13. 4GR-Gene Robbins , Evansville, WI[17], 14. 2TK-Todd Klinger , Madison, WI[19], 15. 6DS-Dary Schulz , Madison, WI[18], 16. 01BM-Robert McKeown , McFarland, WI[4]

Bandoleros – Feature 1 15 Laps
1. 22BT-Bentley Thompson , West Salem, WI[7], 2. 5SE-Parker Searles , Beloit, WI[4], 3. 10EB-Emily Billings , Waterloo, WI[6], 4. 11CS-Carter Stein , Germantown, WI[5], 5. 24BM-Blake Michael , Evansville, WI[2], 6. 07JT-Joey Thomas , Rockford, IL[1], 7. 51BT-Brody Thompson , West Salem, WI[9], 8. 5SA-Penn Sauter , DeForest, WI[8], 9. 06PB-Parker Bodendorfer , Muskego, WI[3]

Bandoleros – Feature 2 15 Laps
1. 5SA-Penn Sauter , DeForest, WI[2], 2. 22BT-Bentley Thompson , West Salem, WI[9], 3. 5SE-Parker Searles , Beloit, WI[8], 4. 10EB-Emily Billings , Waterloo, WI[7], 5. 11CS-Carter Stein , Germantown, WI[6], 6. 06PB-Parker Bodendorfer , Muskego, WI[1], 7. 24BM-Blake Michael , Evansville, WI[5], 8. 51BT-Brody Thompson , West Salem, WI[3], 9. 07JT-Joey Thomas , Rockford, IL[4]


1. 5SA-Penn Sauter, 14.6660; 2. 22BT-Bentley Thompson, 14.7770; 3. 10EB-Emily Billings, 15.4240; 4. 11CS-Carter Stein, 15.5430; 5. 5SE-Parker Searles, 15.7520; 6. 06PB-Parker Bodendorfer, 16.0970; 7. 24BM-Blake Michael, 16.8630; 8. 07JT-Joey Thomas, 17.7840; 9. 51BT-Brody Thompson, 19.7330

Midwest Super Cups

Feature 1: Bobby Stanley, Dustin Olmstead, Nicole Olmstead, Evander Peterson, Makayla Hall, Rob Baaske, Chris Cuchiara, Carter Appleton, Greg Stanley, Quinn Ahrens, Tom Smith

Feature 2: Rob Baaske, Carter Appleton, Dustin Olmstead, Bobby Stanley, Greg Stanley, Chris Cuchiara, Makayla Hall, Evander Peterson, Quinn Ahrens, Nicole Olmstead, Tom Smith