Wilberg, Hansberry Jr., and Schmidt Take Home Wins at Madison

Photos Courtesy Jess Riedner / Website

Bobby Wilberg (Late Models), Robert Hansberry Jr. (Sportsman), and Nick Schmidt (Bandits) picked up feature wins tonight at Madison International Speedway as part of Pellitteri Waste Systems Kids’ Night. Jevin Guralski got the win in the visiting Bandoleros and more than 100 young fans collected coins on the track as part of the Oregon Community Bank $1000 Coin Scramble.

Bobby Wilberg Back in Victory Lane at Madison

Bobby Wilberg held off John Baumeister Jr. to win the 30 lap feature for the NASCAR Late Models. Wilberg has more than 60 career feature wins at Madison.

Wilberg and Baumeister Jr. took the field to the green flag. Wilberg took the lead after the two ran side by side for the first lap. On lap 3 Will Rece took the second spot from Baumeister Jr. with Brent Edmunds and Zack Riddle completing the top five.

On lap 8 Jeremy Miller broke into the top five after working his way past Riddle. Behind the leader, Rece and Baumeister Jr. were battling it out for second which allowed Wilberg to increase his lead to five car lengths.

The cars of Wilberg, Rece, and Baumeister Jr. broke away from the field as Miller, Edmunds, Jon Reynolds Jr., Shaun Scheel, and Zack were involved in a heated battle for the fourth spot. With ten laps to go Baumeister Jr. moved to the inside of Rece to regain the second position.

As Wilberg was working around lapped traffic it allowed Baumeister Jr. to cut the gap to two car lengths with three laps to go. With one lap to go the advantage was down to one car length, but Wilberg was able to hang on to pick up the win.

“We’ve struggled a little bit and sometimes you have to persevere and keep moving forward. Our crew guys have been working really hard,” said Wilberg. “Hope this is start of many more.”

Shaun Scheel set fast time with a lap of 18.782 (95.836 mph). Jon Reynolds Jr. won the Dash Series race. Heat race wins went to John Baumeister Jr. and Brent Edmunds.

A Clean Sweep for Robert Hansberry Jr.

Robert Hansberry Jr. won the 20 lap feature for the Dave’s White Rock Sportsman. It was his 20thcareer feature win at Madison.

Bryan Hellenbrand and Tim Wondrash paced the Sportsman field to the green flag. It would be Hellenbrand jumping out to the early lead with Sam Messel up to second followed by Trevor “Magic Shoes” Robinson.

Moving up quickly was Messel who was about to take the lead just before the caution flag came out on lap 5.

Robinson took the lead following the restart and held it for the next two circuits until Hansberry Jr. overtook him coming out of turn four on lap 8 to take the lead and pull away from the field. Two laps later Ray Hellenbrand worked his way past Robinson to move into second place and tried to close the gap on Hansberry Jr. but he would come up short tonight. Robinson finished in third followed by Gary Hellenbrand and Bryan Hellenbrand.

“Next week we’re going to Jefferson to try to pick up the Badgerland win,” said Hansberry Jr. from victory lane.

Fast time was set by Robert Hansberry Jr. with a mark of 20.080 (89.641 mph). He also won the Dash Series and the heat race.

Nick Schmidt Takes the Checkered Flag for the Bandits

Nick Schmidt won the 25 lap feature for the Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits.

Lyle Phillips and McKayla Adams brought the field to the green flag with Adams taking the early lead on the outside. On lap 4 Nick Schmidt went three wide with Dave Schmidt joining the mix. Phillips was able to take the lead on lap 5, but Nick Schmidt would join him and race side by side and eventually take the lead on lap 9 and check away from the field.

Behind the leader Adams and Phillips were racing side by side for second followed by Dave Schmidt and Jeremy Bredeson. Adams took the second position when Phillips drifted up the track coming out of turn four on lap 17.

Out front Nick Schmidt was building a sizeable margin as Adams and Dave Schmidt were racing for second. Adams won the fight for second, but nobody could catch the speedy Nick Schmidt tonight as he rolled his way to victory lane.

“It wasn’t easy. There’s good cars out there,” said Schmidt.

Quick time in qualifying was Dave Schmidt with a lap of 14.761 (60.971 mph). Schmidt also won the six lap Dash Series event. Nick Schmidt won the heat race.

Jevin Guralski Declared Winner in Bandoleros

Jevin Guralski was declared the winner in the 15 lap feature for the Bandoleros after the apparent winner failed post-race inspection.

Kaden Wangsness and Emma Hunstiger brought the sixteen car field to the green flag with Hunstiger setting the early pace. On lap 3 Zachary Konop took the lead on the backstretch just before the caution flag came out for a stalled car. Konop continued to lead after the green flag waved with Jevin Guralski and Alex Hartwig up to second and third trying to chase down the leader.

Guralski was closing the gap with each lap as the pair worked their way through and around lapped traffic. Konop continued to hold the advantage with a five car length lead prior to the race’s second caution flag coming out on lap 10 for a spin.

Konop was able to hold off Guralski on the restart to take a three car length lead. With two laps to go the advantage was down to just a single car length with lapped traffic just ahead. But in the end it was Konop taking home the win followed by Guralski, Hartwig, Anna Malouf, and Laney Osborne.

Konop’s car was unable to pass post race inspection giving the win to Guralski.

Alex Hartwig was fastest in qualifying with a lap of 14.885 (60.464 mph). Heat races were won by Jevin Guralski and Zachary Konop.

Racing continues at Madison next Friday night (June 15th) for Herr’s Potato Chips 200 for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. Qualifying begins at 5:00 followed by an on-track autograph session and racing at 8:00 PM. Checkout the series website at arcaracing.com or the track website at misracing.com.

The One on One Street Drags will take to the 300 foot dragstrip on Thursday, June 14thwith pit gates open at 6:00 PM followed by practice / grudge matches at 6:30 and bracket racing at 7:30 PM.

Results

NASCAR Late Models
A Feature 1 30 laps
1. 28W-Bobby Wilberg, [1]; 2. 19B-John Baumeister, [2]; 3. 15WR-Will Rece, [4]; 4. 43M-Jeremy Miller, [8]; 5. X-Jon Reynolds Jr, [6]; 6. 14R-Zack Riddle, [7]; 7. 8S-Shaun Scheel, [14]; 8. 87E-Brent Edmunds, [3]; 9. 18B-Brian Beale, [5]; 10. 15R-Pat Richgels, [9]; 11. 3G-Shawn Gunsolus, [10]; 12. 14T-Kyle Taylor, [12]; 13. 16G-Russ Grossen, [11]; 14. 32D-Paul Dygon, [13] Dash 1 6 laps
1. X-Jon Reynolds Jr, [2]; 2. 18B-Brian Beale, [1]; 3. 14R-Zack Riddle, [3]; 4. 15WR-Will Rece, [6]; 5. 8S-Shaun Scheel, [5]; 6. 43M-Jeremy Miller, [4] Heat 1 8 laps
1. 19B-John Baumeister, [7]; 2. 28W-Bobby Wilberg, [6]; 3. 15R-Pat Richgels, [5]; 4. 3G-Shawn Gunsolus, [4]; 5. 14T-Kyle Taylor, [2]; 6. 16G-Russ Grossen, [3]; 7. 32D-Paul Dygon, [1] Heat 2 8 laps
1. 87E-Brent Edmunds, [1]; 2. 18B-Brian Beale, [3]; 3. 14R-Zack Riddle, [5]; 4. 43M-Jeremy Miller, [6]; 5. 15WR-Will Rece, [2]; 6. X-Jon Reynolds Jr, [4]; 7. 8S-Shaun Scheel, [7] Qualifying
1. 8S-Shaun Scheel, [12]; 2. 43M-Jeremy Miller, [7]; 3. 14R-Zack Riddle, [11]; 4. X-Jon Reynolds Jr, [9]; 5. 18B-Brian Beale, [2]; 6. 15WR-Will Rece, [8]; 7. 87E-Brent Edmunds, [4]; 8. 19B-John Baumeister, [1]; 9. 28W-Bobby Wilberg, [14]; 10. 15R-Pat Richgels, [10]; 11. 3G-Shawn Gunsolus, [6]; 12. 16G-Russ Grossen, [5]; 13. 14T-Kyle Taylor, [13]; 14. 32D-Paul Dygon, [3]

Dave’s White Rock Sportsman
A Feature 1 20 laps
1. 7H-Robert Hansberry, [7]; 2. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand, [6]; 3. 99TR-Trevor Robinson, [4]; 4. 45H-Gary Hellenbrand, [5]; 5. 33H-Bryan Hellenbrand, [1]; 6. 84W-Tim Wondrash, [2]; 7. 7M-Sam Messel, [3] Dash 1 6 laps
1. 7H-Robert Hansberry, [3]; 2. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand, [2]; 3. 99TR-Trevor Robinson, [4]; 4. 45H-Gary Hellenbrand, [1]; 5. 7M-Sam Messel, [5]; 6. 84W-Tim Wondrash, [6] Heat 1 8 laps
1. 7H-Robert Hansberry, [4]; 2. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand, [3]; 3. 99TR-Trevor Robinson, [1]; 4. 45H-Gary Hellenbrand, [2]; 5. 7M-Sam Messel, [5]; 6. 84W-Tim Wondrash, [6]; 7. 33H-Bryan Hellenbrand, [7] Qualifying
1. 7H-Robert Hansberry, [1]; 2. 78H-Ray Hellenbrand, [4]; 3. 4T-Mike Taylor, [7]; 4. 45H-Gary Hellenbrand, [3]; 5. 99TR-Trevor Robinson, [6]; 6. 7M-Sam Messel, [5]; 7. 84W-Tim Wondrash, [8]; 8. 33H-Bryan Hellenbrand, [2]

Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits
A Feature 1 20 laps
1. 09S-Nick Schmidt, [4]; 2. 49A-McKayla Adams, [2]; 3. 10S-Dave Schmidt, [6]; 4. 7B-Jeremy Bredeson, [3]; 5. 35P-Lyle Phillips, [1]; 6. 10D-Steve Dickson, [5]; 7. 83K-Bill Kohn, [7]; 8. 19O-Ronnie Osborne, [8] Dash 1 6 laps
1. 10S-Dave Schmidt, [1]; 2. 09S-Nick Schmidt, [3]; 3. 49A-McKayla Adams, [5]; 4. 10D-Steve Dickson, [2]; 5. 7B-Jeremy Bredeson, [4]; 6. 35P-Lyle Phillips, [6] Heat 1 8 laps
1. 09S-Nick Schmidt, [1]; 2. 10S-Dave Schmidt, [3]; 3. 10D-Steve Dickson, [2]; 4. 49A-McKayla Adams, [5]; 5. 7B-Jeremy Bredeson, [4]; 6. 35P-Lyle Phillips, [6]; 7. 83K-Bill Kohn, [7]; 8. 19O-Ronnie Osborne, [8] Qualifying 1
1. 10S-Dave Schmidt, [7]; 2. 10D-Steve Dickson, [3]; 3. 09S-Nick Schmidt, [8]; 4. 7B-Jeremy Bredeson, [2]; 5. 49A-McKayla Adams, [1]; 6. 35P-Lyle Phillips, [6]; 7. 83K-Bill Kohn, [4]; 8. 19O-Ronnie Osborne, [5]

Bandoleros

15 Lap Feature: (1-10) Jevin Guralski, Alex Hartwig, Anna Malouf, Laney Osborne, Emma Hunstiger, Michael Guderski, Robbie Rucks, Adam Ratliff, Chase Wangsness, Riley Smith
(11-16) Riley Smith, Kaden Wangsness, Paxton Benz, Keagen Benz, Karter Stark, Christopher Konop, Zachary Konop-DQ

Heat 1: (1-8) Jevin Guralski, Emma Hunstiger, Kaden Wangsness, Chase Wangsness, Keagen Benz, Paxton Benz, Riley Smith, Adam Ratliff

Heat 2: (1-8) Zachary Konop, Anna Malouf, Laney Osborne, Alex Hartwig, Robbie Rucks, Michael Guderski, Karter Stark, Christopher Konop

Qualifying: (1-10) Alex Hartwig, Karter Stark, Christopher Konop, Laney Osborne, Anna Malouf, Zachary Konop, Michael Guderski, Robbie Rucks, Emma Hunstiger, Kaden Wangsness
(11-16) Adam Ratliff, Keagen Benz, Riley Smith, Paxton Benz, Chase Wangsness-DNS, Jevin Guralski-DNS