Nottestad, Goldade, Snyder and Moyer Season Opener Winners at Madison

Dale Nottestad held off Jeremy Miller to win the 30 lap feature for the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Models tonight at Madison International Speedway. Other feature winners were Ryan Goldade in the Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, Dan Snyder in the Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits, and Aaron Moyer in the Legends.

Overall, it was a great night for defending champions as Nottestad, Goldade, and Snyder all won titles in 2014.

Nottestad Takes Home the Trophy in Late Models

Defending champion Dale Nottestad held off Jeremy Miller to win the 30 lap feature for the NASCAR Whelen All American Late Models. For Nottestad it was his eleventh career Late Model feature win at MIS.


Season Opener Gallery / by TJ Harron Photography / Official Photographer of MIS

Shane Morrissey brought the field to the green flag and wasted no time in setting the pace for the fourteen car field. Kevin Knuese was in pursuit running in second before Miller overtook him on lap 11. Two laps later both Ryan Goldade and Nottestad were able to work their way past Kneuse into third and fourth respectively.

On lap 19 Miller had caught the leader and moved his way to the inside coming out of turn four to take the lead with Nottestad on his tail.

One lap later on lap 20, Nottestad found the room he needed to make the pass for the lead coming out of turn four and became the third different race leader.

From there it was Nottestad extending his lead by a couple of car lengths, but Miller was not giving up by any means. With lapped traffic ahead and one lap to go, Nottestad was able to maneuver his way around and keep the lead and the victory.

“We were able to find the room to get by for the lead and run out front the rest of the way,” said Nottestad.

Bobby Wilberg set fast time with a lap of 18.816 while Riddle won the First Supply Dash while Nottestad and Rusty Hansen won the heats.

Late Models 5/15/2015
30 Lap Feature:1. Dale Nottestad (Sun Prairie, WI), 2. Jeremy Miller (Rockford, IL), 3. Zack Riddle (Brooklyn, WI), 4. Shane Morrissey (Cuba City, WI), 5. Kevin Knuese (Waukesha, WI), 6. Ryan Goldade (Edgerton, WI), 7. John Baumeister (Beloit, WI), 8. Bobby Wilberg (Beloit, WI), 9. Scott Broughton (Stoughton, WI), 10. Rusty Hansen (Sun Prairie, WI), 11. John Beale (Madison, WI), 12. Shawn Gunsolus (Stoughton, WI), 13. Hunter Drefahl (Evansville, WI), 14. Casey Johnson (Edgerton, WI),

First Supply Dash: Zack Riddle

Heat 1:1. Dale Nottestad (Sun Prairie, WI), 2. Jeremy Miller (Rockford, IL), 3. Zack Riddle (Brooklyn, WI), 4. Bobby Wilberg (Beloit, WI), 5. Casey Johnson (Edgerton, WI), 6. Ryan Goldade (Edgerton, WI), 7. John Beale (Madison, WI),

Heat 2:1. Rusty Hansen (Sun Prairie, WI), 2. Shane Morrissey (Cuba City, WI), 3. Kevin Knuese (Waukesha, WI), 4. Scott Broughton (Stoughton, WI), 5. John Baumeister (Beloit, WI), 6. Shawn Gunsolus (Stoughton, WI), 7. Hunter Drefahl (Evansville, WI),

Qualifying:1. Bobby Wilberg (Beloit, WI), 2. Casey Johnson (Edgerton, WI), 3. Zack Riddle (Brooklyn, WI), 4. John Beale (Madison, WI), 5. Ryan Goldade (Edgerton, WI), 6. Jeremy Miller (Rockford, IL), 7. Dale Nottestad (Sun Prairie, WI), 8. Kevin Knuese (Waukesha, WI), 9. John Baumeister (Beloit, WI), 10. Shane Morrissey (Cuba City, WI), 11. Scott Broughton (Stoughton, WI), 12. Rusty Hansen (Sun Prairie, WI), 13. Hunter Drefahl (Evansville, WI), 14. Shawn Gunsolus (Stoughton, WI),

Goldade Earns Clean Sweep in Sportsman

Ryan Goldade picked up his first-ever clean sweep in the Sportsman division tonight at MIS. Goldade, the defending Sportsman champion, now has four career victories in the division.

Matt Lundberg and Mike Taylor brought the field to the green flag with Lundberg gaining the early advantage only to see Goldade power by him on the inside coming out of turn four on the first lap.

Robert Hansberry was quickly up to second while Goldade took a commanding lead. Hansberry was able to slowly cut into Goldade’s advantage, but it was apparent that only a caution flag could give him a chance. A spin on lap 15 did just that and gave Hansberry one last shot. But Goldade was able to maintain his lead and cruise to victory lane. Hansberry finished second followed by Lundberg, Taylor, and Darrell Garman.

“It’s a good group of cars out here,” said Goldade. “This was my first-ever clean sweep and it’s a great way to start the year.”

Earlier in the evening Goldade set a new track record with a lap of 19.975 and won the First Supply Dash and his heat race. Garman was the winner in the second heat race.

Sportsman

20 Lap Feature:1. Ryan Goldade (Edgerton, WI), 2. Robert Hansberry (Beloit, WI), 3. Matt Lundberg (Rockford, IL), 4. Mike Taylor (Stoughton, WI), 5. Darrell Garman (South Beloit, IL), 6. Johnny Robinson II (South Beloit, IL), 7. Greg Pruitt (Rockford, IL), 8. Ray Hellenbrand (Verona, WI), 9. Stephen Anderson (Stoughton, WI)-DNS

First Supply Dash: Ryan Goldade

Heat 1:1. Darrell Garman (South Beloit, IL), 2. Johnny Robinson II (South Beloit, IL), 3. Matt Lundberg (Rockford, IL), 4. Greg Pruitt (Rockford, IL), 5. Ray Hellenbrand (Verona, WI),

Heat 2:1. Ryan Goldade (Edgerton, WI), 2. Robert Hansberry (Beloit, WI), 3. Mike Taylor (Stoughton, WI), 4. Stephen Anderson (Stoughton, WI),

Qualifying:1. Ryan Goldade (Edgerton, WI), 2. Robert Hansberry (Beloit, WI), 3. Stephen Anderson (Stoughton, WI), 4. Mike Taylor (Stoughton, WI), 5. Matt Lundberg (Rockford, IL), 6. Johnny Robinson II (South Beloit, IL), 7. Darrell Garman (South Beloit, IL), 8. Greg Pruitt (Rockford, IL), 9. Ray Hellenbrand (Verona, WI),

Snyder At Home in Victory Lane

“It’s a good way to start the year,” said defending track champion Dan Snyder after winning the 20 lap Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits feature. For the 2014 track champion, it was his seventh career feature win.

David Schmidt took the early lead before the field got mixed up on lap 3 when cars got loose coming out of turn three. The race stayed green which allowed Brandon DeLacy to take the point and it appeared like he would run away from the field. But Snyder had other plans as he traveled the high line and took the lead on lap 9 and led the rest of the way to pick up the win. DeLacy finished in second followed by Nick Schmidt, David Schmidt, and Brian Paulson.

Snyder was quick qualifier with a lap of 15.101 while heat wins went to David Schmidt and DeLacy. Nick Schmidt won the six lap First Supply Bandit Dash.

Bandits
20 Lap Feature:1. Dan Snyder (Stoughton, WI), 2. Brandon DeLacy (Stoughton, WI), 3. Nick Schmidt (Watertown, WI), 4. David Schmidt (Cudahy, WI), 5. Brian Paulson (Edgerton, WI), 6. Steve Dickson (Rockton, IL), 7. Chris Tolliver (Watertown, WI), 8. Joe DiMaggio (Oregon, WI), 9. McKayla Adams (Sun Prairie, WI), 10. Leo Vargas (Madison, WI), 11. Adam Monte (Waunakee, WI),

First Supply Dash: Nick Schmidt

Heat 1:1. David Schmidt (Cudahy, WI), 2. Joe DiMaggio (Oregon, WI), 3. Adam Monte (Waunakee, WI), 4. Chris Tolliver (Watertown, WI), 5. McKayla Adams (Sun Prairie, WI), 6. Leo Vargas (Madison, WI),

Heat 2: 1. Brandon DeLacy (Stoughton, WI), 2. Nick Schmidt (Watertown, WI), 3. Dan Snyder (Stoughton, WI), 4. Brian Paulson (Edgerton, WI), 5. Steve Dickson (Rockton, IL)

Qualifying:1. Dan Snyder (Stoughton, WI), 2. Brandon DeLacy (Stoughton, WI), 3. Nick Schmidt (Watertown, WI), 4. Steve Dickson (Rockton, IL), 5. Brian Paulson (Edgerton, WI), 6. David Schmidt (Cudahy, WI), 7. Joe DiMaggio (Oregon, WI), 8. Adam Monte (Waunakee, WI), 9. Leo Vargas (Madison, WI), 10. Chris Tolliver (Watertown, WI), 11. McKayla Adams (Sun Prairie, WI),

Moyer Tops the Legends

Aaron Moyer is no stranger to victory lane and tonight was no exception as he picked up the win in tonight’s 20 lap feature. The win was Moyer’s seventeenth at Madison which places him second on the all-time list for the Legends.

Tony Moyer led the first two laps before Kyle Vergata motored by him for the lead. Vergata looked extremely strong and held the lead until lap 17 when Moyer snuck by coming out of turn four. Vergata’s night would end one lap later when he got together with Matt Berlin which resulted in both cars coming off on the hook.

From there it was a walk in the park for Moyer who easily picked up the win followed by rookie driver Riley Stenjem, Todd Schmitz, Jacob Nottestad, and Tony Moyer.

“It’s always great to win here. Kyle Vergata drove an awesome race tonight,” said Moyer.

Moyer set fast time with a lap of 13.902 with heat races going to Vergata and Matt Berlin.

Legends
20 Lap Feature:1. Aaron Moyer (Malone, WI), 2. Riley Stenjem (Utica, WI), 3. Todd Schmitz (Verona, WI), 4. Jacob Nottestad (Utica, WI), 5. Tony Moyer (Malone, WI), 6. Derek Mueller (Verona, WI), 7. Aryn Wilson (South Beloit, WI), 8. Kyle Vergata (New Berlin, WI), 9. Matt Berlin (Mequon, WI), 10. Shelby Berlin (Mequon, WI),

Heat 1:1. Kyle Vergata (New Berlin, WI), 2. Derek Mueller (Verona, WI), 3. Tony Moyer (Malone, WI), 4. Jacob Nottestad (Utica, WI), 5. Aryn Wilson (South Beloit, WI),

Heat 2:1. Matt Berlin (Mequon, WI), 2. Aaron Moyer (Malone, WI), 3. Shelby Berlin (Mequon, WI), 4. Todd Schmitz (Verona, WI), 5. Riley Stenjem (Utica, WI),

Qualifying:1. Aaron Moyer (Malone, WI), 2. Riley Stenjem (Utica, WI), 3. Shelby Berlin (Mequon, WI), 4. Todd Schmitz (Verona, WI), 5. Matt Berlin (Mequon, WI), 6. Kyle Vergata (New Berlin, WI), 7. Jacob Nottestad (Utica, WI), 8. Derek Mueller (Verona, WI), 9. Tony Moyer (Malone, WI), 10. Aryn Wilson (South Beloit, WI),

Racing continues at Madison next Friday, May 22nd with the Whelen All American Late Models, Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits, and Vintage racing. It will also be a big night for the fans as it will be $1.00 concessions and $1.00 beers. Gates open at 6:00 with qualifying at 6:30 and racing at 7:30. For more information checkout the track website at misracing.com.