Wilberg, Edwards, and Schmidt Win Track Championships at Madison

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Ten Different Feature Winners on Final Night

Ten different drivers took home feature wins on the final night of the 2019 season at Madison with Bobby Wilberg (NASCAR Late Models), Dave Edwards (Dave’s White Rock MISfitz), and Nick Schmidt (Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits) also earning track championships as part of Whelen Engineering Season Championship Night.

It was the fourteenth track championship at Madison for Wilberg (21st overall) who picked up his fifth Late Model championship after wins in 2007, 2008, 2016, and 2017. This year Wilberg won two feature races and finished in the top ten for all eleven races including eight top five finishes on his way to accumulating 1082 points. Defending champion Zack Riddle also won two features but had to settle for runner-up with 1052 points. Dale Nottestad (955), John Baumeister Jr. (944), and Shaun Scheel (883) completed the top five.

Dave Edwards won his first-ever track championship at Madison in the inaugural season of the Dave’s Whie Rock MISfitz. Edwards piloted his modified to four feature wins and never finished outside the top five in the eleven feature races. Ray Hellenbrand was runner-up with 1069 points followed by Mike Taylor in third with 970 points.

Nick Schmidt made it two in a row in the Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits. He finished with 1096 points and finished in the top five in all eleven races. The defending champion won one feature and set a new track record. Runner-up was Jeremy Bredeson who totaled 1076 points and won three features. Brandon Junget earned a podium finish with 1067 points.

Zack Riddle and Jacob Goede Pick Up Wins at Madison

Zack Riddle came into tonight’s races trailing Bobby Wilberg by 41 points and knew exactly what he had to do. However, adversity came early when mechanical issues forced him to borrow Will Rece’s car. Despite driving a different car, Riddle cruised to victory lane in the first 25 lap NASCAR Late Model feature. In the second feature Jacob Goede, who came into the night second in national points for NASCAR, held off the field to pick up the win.

Riddle and Pat Richgels paced the field to the green flag with Riddle grabbing the top spot. On lap 2 Brian Beale worked his way to the inside of Richgels with Stephen Scheel trying to to the same. On lap 3 Dale Nottestad broke into the top five with Jacob Goede up to sixth.

Out front Riddle was opening up a huge lead over Richgels and the rest of the field. On lap 8 Beale pulled to the inside of Richgels was Nottestad was battling with Stephen Scheel for the fourth spot. On lap 11 Goede moved by both Nottestad and Beale to take the fourth spot. As the race for second through fifth heated up, Riddle increased his lead out front to nearly a straightaway.

Stephen Scheel was winning the battle for second with Goede, Richgels and Nottestad following him in the top five. Nottestad would be able to move up to fourth with Beale right behind him with five laps to go.

But nobody could catch Riddle in the remaining laps as he cruised to victory lane followed by Stephen Scheel, Goede, Nottestad, and Beale.

“I have to thank Will Rece for letting me use his car,” said Riddle. Going into the second feature Riddle would only trail Bobby Wilberg, who finished eighth, by 19 points.

Jacob Goede Captures Checkered Flag for Late Models

Jacob Goede kept on pace for his NASCAR national points championship by winning the second 25 lap feature for the NASCAR Late Models.

John Baumeister Jr. and Pat Richgels paced the field to the green flag in the second 25 lap feature for the NASCAR Late Models. Richgels jumped out to the early lead followed by Baumeister Jr., Wilberg, and Rusty Hansen. On lap 5 Hansen drifted up the track allowing Shaun Scheel to move into fourth. One lap later Wilberg moved to the inside of Baumeister Jr. for second just before the caution flag came out for a spin in turn two on lap 7.

Richgels brought the field back to green, but Wilberg wasted no time pulling to the inside to take the lead one lap later. On lap 10 Jacob Goede was on the move as he moved to fourth and was closing quickly on Richgels and Baumeister Jr. The tight race for second allowed Wilberg to increase his lead to nearly ten lengths.

On lap 14 the caution flag came out when fluid on the track resulted in Dale Nottestad’s car going into the wall in turn one thus ending his night.

On the restart Wilberg chose to line up on the inside with Baumeister Jr. on the outside followed by Goede and Zack Riddle in the second row. Wilberg continued to lead with Goede in second followed by Baumeister Jr., Riddle, and Nick Panitzke.

Wilberg and Goede were able to break away from the pack with Panitzke moving into fourth with six laps to go. With three laps to go Goede worked his way to the inside of Wilberg coming out of turn two to take the lead and race his way to victory lane just ahead of Wilberg. Baumeister Jr., Riddle, and Panitzke would round out the top five.

“We had a great car tonight. We were really good and exactly what we needed after a disappointing outing last week,” said Goede.

Fast qualifier was Nick Panitzke with a trip of 18.640 (96.567 mph). Bobby Wilberg edged Dale Nottestad by .004 seconds to win the Dash. Wilberg was the overall winner of the Late Model Dash Series for 2019.

A big thank you to Morrison’s for the additional purse money.

Ray Hellenbrand and Dave Edwards Win MISfitz Features

Ray Hellenbrand and Dave Edwards each picked up a feature win in the Dave’s White Rock MISfitz.

In the first fifteen lap feature, Tim Wondrash and Bryan Hellenbrand brought the field to the green flag with Hellenbrand jumping out to the lead. But quickly up to challenge Bryan Hellenbrand was Ray Hellenbrand who took the lead on the second lap.

On lap 4 Mike Taylor moved to the outside of both Bryan and Ray Hellenbrand and raced side by side with Ray Hellenbrand for the top spot. At the half-way point Dave Edwards was up to third as the leaders continued to race side by side.

Ray Hellenbrand and Taylor continued to race wheel to wheel with Edwards on the outside looking in. With one lap to go Ray Hellenbrand edged his way to the lead and cleared Taylor on the final lap to pick up the win.

“That was a lot of work…maybe more than it needed to be,” said Hellenbrand.

Tyler Hansen jumped out to the early lead in the second 15 lap feature for the Dave’s White Rock MISfitz. Chris Wangrow joined him in second followed by Mike Taylor and Dave Edwards. On lap 6 Wangrow slowed allowing Taylor to move up to second with Edwards in third.

While Taylor and Edwards were racing hard for second, Hanson was able to increase

Unfortunately, Hanson broke out on back to back laps and was black flagged giving the lead to Taylor who was in a battle with Edwards, and Ray Hellenbrand.

With one lap to go Edwards proved to be too quick as he pulled to the outside of Taylor and took the lead to win a thriller at the stripe over Taylor with Ray Hellenbrand a close third.

“It was a good night overall and a good season,” said Edwards.

Tyler Hansen was fast qualifier with a lap of 20.039 (89.825 mph). Dave Edwards won the Dash and the overall MISfitz Dash title for 2019.

Brandon Junget and Steve Dickson Best of the Bandits

Brandon Junget and Steve Dickson each won a 20 lap feature for the Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits.

In the first twenty lap feature, Dave Schmidt jumped out to the early lead from his front row starting position with five cars in pursuit. After five laps Brandon Junget passed Steve Dickson for second with Nick Schmidt up to third. On lap 8 Dave Schmidt slid coming out of turn four giving the lead to Junget who opened up a three car length lead over Nick Schmidt.

Junget continued to lead, but with five laps to go the gap over Nick Schmidt was down to less than a car length just prior to the caution flag coming out for fluid on the track.

Junget and Nick Schmidt brought the field back to the green flag with Junget climbing back into the lead from his inside position. If Nick Schmidt was going to win he was going to have to get by Junget on the outside. But Junget was able to step away on the final lap to pick up the win. Nick Schmidt finished second followed by Jeremy Bredeson, Dave Schmidt, and Ronnie Osborne.

“It feels pretty good. We’ve been fighting for this all year,” said Junget.

Steve Dickson and Lyle Phillips brought the field to the green flag in the second 20 lap feature.. Dickson opened up a sizeable advantage over Phillips and Ronnie Osborne who were racing side by side for second.

On lap 4 Dave Schmidt moved past Phillips for third with Jeremy Bredeson up to fourth a lap later. Meanwhile, Osborne was quickly closing the gap on Dickson and with ten laps to go was just a car length out of the lead.

With five laps to go, Bredeson moved up to third ahead of Dave Schmidt with Junget and and Nick Schmidt up to fourth and fifth one lap later.

But this race belonged to Dickson who led wire to wire on his way to picking up his seventeenth career win at Madison.

“I want to thank my fans who came up from Rockton and those who helped me with my car,” said Dickson.

Nick Schmidt set a new track record in qualifying with a lap of 14.654 (61.417 mph). Steve Dickson picked up the win in the Dash.

Stephen Hillary and Kevin Beyer Pick Up 6Shooter Wins

There were so many Roto Rooter 6Shooters that they ran four features. Stephen Hillary and Kevin Beyer each picked up their first wins of the season in the first two 12 lap features for the Roto Rooter 6Shooters.

Josh Morris and Kevin Zemp paced the field to the green flag in the first feature. Morris jumped out to the early lead and opened it up to five car lengths after two laps. Tom Goetz moved up into second followed by Todd Holerud and Cory McCarthy. Morris worked his way through lapped traffic with Goetz giving chase. With four laps to go Trevor Chilson powered his way to second with Stephen Hillary to third.

With two to go Chilson was applying heavy pressure to Morris, but lapped traffic allowed Hillary to close the gap and make the pass on the final turn to pick up the win.

“First time here,” said Hillary. “I paid $100 for the car and that’s about it.”

Ken Morris and Dan Bishop led the field to the green flag in the second 6Shooter feature. Sean Worman and Kevin Beyer joined the early leaders as the four broke away from the pack. Morris continued to lead despite heavy pressure from Worman and Beyer.

With four laps to go Beyer pulled to the outside of Morris while Steven Mueller moved up to third. Morris and Beyer were side by side going into the final lap with Beyer getting it done on the outside to pick up the win on the final turn.

“It’s exciting to get my first win,” said Beyer.

Based on the results from the first two features, the top 8 finishers advanced to the A feature with the lower finishers moving to a B feature.

Seth Niday won the 15 lap B Feature for the Roto Rooter 6Shooters.

Jeff Watson Jr. and Seth Niday ushered the field to the green flag in the 15 lap B feature for the 6Shooters. NIday jumped out to the early lead before the caution flag came out on the second lap. He continued to lead after the green flag waved with Watson Jr. and Justin Hawkins in pursuit.

Niday caught the tail end of the field on the fifth lap and was able to work his way around several cars and maintain his lead. Hawkins moved past Watson Jr. for second on lap 10, but was five car lengths behind the leader. Hawkins would close the gap to two lengths, but Niday was on a mission to victory lane.

“This is great,” said Niday who was joined by his dad in victory lane. “We have more money spent in stickers than we do on the car.”

Dallas Conniff won the 15 lap A feature for the Roto Rooter 6Shooters in his first-ever visit to Madison.

Randy Grancorvitz and Todd Carteron brought the field to the green flag in the A Feature, but the race wouldn’t stay green for long as a pile up on the second lap brought out the caution flag. Grancorvitz continued to lead with Steve Buna quickly up to second followed by Dylan Klinger and Dallas Conniff. On lap 5 Buna tried to take the lead from the outside but was unable to get the pass. On lap 9 the leaders were three wide with Conniff coming out in the lead followed by Buna.

On the move was Stephen Hillary who pulled to the outside of Buna for second with two laps to go. But the tight battle for second allowed Conniff to increase his lead and race to victory lane.

“This is amazing,” said Conniff from victory lane.

A big thank you to Austin Fowler for the additional money for the A and B features.

One event remains on the 2019 calendar at Madison and that’s our final night for One on One Street Drags and Shine n Show Contest on Thursday, September 12thwith bracket racing in nearly twenty divisions. Bracket entry fees are just $10.00 plus $10.00 for a pit pass. Grandstand admission is just $10.00. Gates open at 6:00 with practice at 6:30 and racing at 7:30.

NASCAR Late Models
A Feature 1 25 laps
1. 14R-Zack Riddle, [1]; 2. 4S-Stephen Scheel, [6]; 3. 72G-Jacob Goede, [10]; 4. 51N-Dale Nottestad, [8]; 5. 18B-Brian Beale, [3]; 6. 8S-Shaun Scheel, [12]; 7. 7H-Rusty Hansen, [7]; 8. 28W-Bobby Wilberg, [9]; 9. 15R-Pat Richgels, [2]; 10. 19B-John Baumeister, [4]; 11. 87E-Brent Edmunds, [5]; 12. 38W-Jeff Watters, [16]; 13. 39M-Colton Morgan, [15]; 14. 14T-Kyle Taylor, [13]; 15. 99D-Hunter Drefahl, [14]; 16. 2JK-Jody Krueger, [17]; 17. 22P-Nick Panitzke, [11]; 18. 28X-Jon Reynolds Jr, [18] A Feature 2 25 laps
1. 72G-Jacob Goede, [8]; 2. 28W-Bobby Wilberg, [3]; 3. 19B-John Baumeister, [1]; 4. 14R-Zack Riddle, [10]; 5. 22P-Nick Panitzke, [17]; 6. 18B-Brian Beale, [6]; 7. 15R-Pat Richgels, [2]; 8. 7H-Rusty Hansen, [4]; 9. 28X-Jon Reynolds Jr, [18]; 10. 8S-Shaun Scheel, [5]; 11. 99D-Hunter Drefahl, [13]; 12. 87E-Brent Edmunds, [11]; 13. 38W-Jeff Watters, [12]; 14. 14T-Kyle Taylor, [14]; 15. 39M-Colton Morgan, [15]; 16. 2JK-Jody Krueger, [16]; 17. 4S-Stephen Scheel, [9]; 18. 51N-Dale Nottestad, [7] Dash
1. 28W-Bobby Wilberg, [2]; 2. 51N-Dale Nottestad, [1]; 3. 72G-Jacob Goede, [3]; 4. 22P-Nick Panitzke, [4]; 5. 7H-Rusty Hansen, [5]; 6. 4S-Stephen Scheel, [6] Qualifying
1. 22P-Nick Panitzke, [13]; 2. 72G-Jacob Goede, [2]; 3. 28W-Bobby Wilberg, [14]; 4. 51N-Dale Nottestad, [1]; 5. 7H-Rusty Hansen, [7]; 6. 4S-Stephen Scheel, [6]; 7. 87E-Brent Edmunds, [3]; 8. 19B-John Baumeister, [12]; 9. 18B-Brian Beale, [11]; 10. 15R-Pat Richgels, [10]; 11. 14R-Zack Riddle, [18]; 12. 8S-Shaun Scheel, [8]; 13. 28X-Jon Reynolds Jr, [15]; 14. 14T-Kyle Taylor, [9]; 15. 99D-Hunter Drefahl, [4]; 16. 39M-Colton Morgan, [17]; 17. 38W-Jeff Watters, [16]; 18. 2JK-Jody Krueger, [5]

Dave’s White Rock NASCAR MisFitz
A Feature 1 15 laps
1. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand, [4]; 2. 4T-Mike Taylor, [6]; 3. 5E-Dave Edwards, [8]; 4. 31W-Chris Wangrow, [3]; 5. 33H-Bryan Hellenbrand, [2]; 6. 2H-Tyler Hansen, [5]; 7. 00H-Gary Hellenbrand, [7]; 8. 84W-Tim Wondrash, [1] A Feature 2 15 laps
1. 5E-Dave Edwards, [5]; 2. 4T-Mike Taylor, [6]; 3. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand, [7]; 4. 33H-Bryan Hellenbrand, [3]; 5. 00H-Gary Hellenbrand, [1]; 6. 84W-Tim Wondrash, [8]; 7. 2H-Tyler Hansen, [2]; 8. 31W-Chris Wangrow, [4] Dash
1. 5E-Dave Edwards, [1]; 2. 4T-Mike Taylor, [5]; 3. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand, [3]; 4. 2H-Tyler Hansen, [6]; 5. 31W-Chris Wangrow, [4]; 6. 1A-Steve Anderson, [2] Qualifying
1. 2H-Tyler Hansen, [4]; 2. 4T-Mike Taylor, [5]; 3. 31W-Chris Wangrow, [7]; 4. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand, [1]; 5. 1A-Steve Anderson, [3]; 6. 5E-Dave Edwards, [6]; 7. 33H-Bryan Hellenbrand, [8]; 8. 84W-Tim Wondrash, [2]; 9. 00H-Gary Hellenbrand, [9]

Pellitteri Waste Systems NASCAR Bandits
A Feature 1 20 laps
1. 11J-Brandon Junget, [5]; 2. 09S-Nick Schmidt, [6]; 3. 7B-Jeremy Bredeson, [3]; 4. 10S-Dave Schmidt, [2]; 5. 19O-Ronnie Osborne, [4]; 6. 35P-Lyle Phillips, [9]; 7. 10D-Steve Dickson, [1]; 8. 02M-Chris Matz, [7]; 9. 15K-Matthew Karr, [8] A Feature 2 20 laps
1. 10D-Steve Dickson, [1]; 2. 19O-Ronnie Osborne, [3]; 3. 7B-Jeremy Bredeson, [5]; 4. 11J-Brandon Junget, [7]; 5. 09S-Nick Schmidt, [6]; 6. 35P-Lyle Phillips, [2]; 7. 10S-Dave Schmidt, [4]; 8. 02M-Chris Matz, [8]; (DNS) 15K-Matthew Karr,
1. 10D-Steve Dickson, [1]; 2. 10S-Dave Schmidt, [2]; 3. 7B-Jeremy Bredeson, [3]; 4. 11J-Brandon Junget, [5]; 5. 19O-Ronnie Osborne, [4]; 6. 09S-Nick Schmidt, [6] Qualifying
1.09S-Nick Schmidt, [3]; 2. 11J-Brandon Junget, [6]; 3. 19O-Ronnie Osborne, [8]; 4. 7B-Jeremy Bredeson, [2]; 5. 10S-Dave Schmidt, [5]; 6. 10D-Steve Dickson, [4]; 7. 02M-Chris Matz, [1]; 8. 15K-Matthew Karr, [7]

Roto Rooter 6Shooters
*May contain misidentified drivers
Feature 1
1. 08H-Stephen Hillary, [15]; 2. 1JM-Josh Morris, [1]; 3. 101C-Trevor Chilson, [9]; 4. 5PJ-Paul Johnson Jr, [11]; 5. 11DC-Dallas Conniff, [18]; 6. 18M-Cory McCarthy, [8]; 7. 7G-Tom Goetz, [3]; 8. 2G-Randy Grancorvitz, [6]; 9. 124W-Matthew Walters, [10]; 10. 550N-Chad Niday, [14]; 11. 52Z-Joshua Zacharias, [5]; 12. 8H-Todd Holerud, [4]; 13. 57W-Jeff Watson Jr, [16]; 14. 78Z-Kevin Zemp, [2]; 15. 00H-Joe Hunter, [13]; 16. 66P-Jaime Prado, [12]; 17. 4JR-Julie Richter, [7]; 18. 197N-Curtis Nishwoner, [17] Feature 2
1. 19B-Kevin Beyer, [4]; 2. XM-Ken Morris, [1]; 3. 84M-Steve Mueller, [8]; 4. 51W-Sean Worman, [3]; 5. 6K-Dylan Klinger, [6]; 6. 16B-Steve Buna, [7]; 7. 9B-Dan Bishop, [2]; 8. 54C-Todd Carteron, [5]; 9. 28L-Bradley Lounsbury, [9]; 10. 55SN-Seth Niday, [11]; 11. 75H-Curtis Hawkins, [13]; 12. 87W-Greg Whitt, [14]; 13. 3CK-Calvin Kramer, [15]; 14. 30M-Jason Morgan, [10] B Feature
1. 55SN-Seth Niday, [2]; 2. 75H-Curtis Hawkins, [3]; 3. 57W-Jeff Watson Jr, [1]; 4. 28L-Bradley Lounsbury, [10]; 5. 87W-Greg Whitt, [6]; 6. 550N-Chad Niday, [12]; 7. 124W-Matthew Walters, [13]; 8. 3CK-Calvin Kramer, [7]; 9. 52Z-Joshua Zacharias, [11]; 10. 78Z-Kevin Zemp, [4]; 11. 4JR-Julie Richter, [14]; 12. 30M-Jason Morgan, [15]; 13. 197N-Curtis Nishwoner, [16]; 14. 00H-Joe Hunter, [5]; 15. 66P-Jaime Prado, [8]; 16. 8H-Todd Holerud, [9] A Feature
1. 11DC-Dallas Conniff, [8]; 2. 16B-Steve Buna, [6]; 3. 08H-Stephen Hillary, [16]; 4. 6K-Dylan Klinger, [7]; 5. 5PJ-Paul Johnson Jr, [9]; 6. 101C-Trevor Chilson, [12]; 7. 2G-Randy Grancorvitz, [1]; 8. 84M-Steve Mueller, [11]; 9. 1JM-Josh Morris, [13]; 10. 51W-Sean Worman, [10]; 11. XM-Ken Morris, [14]; 12. 18M-Cory McCarthy, [5]; 13. 7G-Tom Goetz, [4]; 14. 19B-Kevin Beyer, [15]; 15. 9B-Dan Bishop, [3]; 16. 54C-Todd Carteron,