Seymour, July 2- At the regularly scheduled board meeting on Wednesday July 1, N.E.W. DIRT officers discussed the upcoming events scheduled for the Seymour Speedway.
This week, July 5, the track will host their Summer Holiday Classic series. Scheduling problems with WDLMA Late Models and a couple other groups prevent this years July event from having an outside division join us.
It was decided to run Sunday nights program with the usual increased Classic payoff. There will be NO increases at the pit or grandstand gates.
Frank’s Place and O’Reilly Auto Parts are the sponsors and have door prizes lined up for fan giveaway on Sunday.
The WDLMA Late Models will be making their second scheduled Lucky 7 series appearance at the Seymour Speedway on Sunday July 19. Swinkles and Victory Vinyl will be the title sponsors for this big event.
The race from Memorial Day that was rained out has been rescheduled for Sunday August 23. All five regular divisions will be running both nights along with the Thunder Trucks.
The High powered IRA Outlaw Sprints will be making their annual appearance on Sunday August 2. Bumper to Bumper of Seymour is the presenting sponsor for the night. All other divisions will be running their full programs. Spectator Eliminators are on the schedule as well.
Practices have been well attended so far and the next dates set for July 14 and August 11. There has been one added for August 25. The practices are held on Tuesday nights from approx 5 – 8 PM. Cost is $15 per person for the pit. Grandstand is open FREE. Practice is open to any division.
The Board also discussed and decided that starting with the Sunday July 12 race, race start time will be moved back to 6 PM. Several reasons from driver and fan input, and it will also help with track prep.
It was brought to our attention last weekend, that the engine rules for the street stock division were missing on the web site. Looking into it, we found the last 3 pages are not there. We are following rules as Oshkosh and 141, and will be getting that re set in the next day or so. To clear any confussion, rules will be printed and handed out to the Street Stock drivers on Sunday. Also found the link to IMCA for the 4 cylinder division is gone. We will get that re done as well. If there are any other issues with information, please let the club know so we can make sure everything is current and applologize for any inconvienience.
The second half of the 2015 season is already here, and plans continue to bring you the best racing on the 1/3 mile banked clay oval in Northeastern Wisconsin.
We appreciate your choice to come to Seymour Speedway on Sunday nights.
We hope to see you all this Sunday, July 5. Racing this week starts at 5:30.
Seymour, June 28- Another beautiful night greeted everyone at the Seymour Speedway Sunday night. Despite being the end of a very busy race week in Northeastern Wisconsin, a good field of cars put on a very racy program.
The Coors Light IMCA Stock Cars took the track for their main event with Jason Bork leading the 20 car field for the first 2 laps before Chas Van Ooyen powered by for the lead. Rod Snellenberger, Kyle Frederick, Brandon Czarapata, Tom Riehl, Mike Schmidt and Bork were running together while Van ooyen took advantage of the group to continue building on his lead.
Snellenberger , Frederick, Czarapata, Riehl, Bork and Schmidt were behind the leader at the mid point of the race. Over the final ½ of the context, Van Ooyen enjoyed running out front with no close competition and was able to take his second feature win of the season. Snellenberger was the runner up with Czarapata, Frederick, Travis Van Straten, from the back after a flat tire in the heats, taking fifth and Roehl hangs in there for 6th place in the non-stop event.
Cody Schroeder took the lead in the O’Reilly Auto Parts IMCA Sport Mods feature, holding the top spot through several early cautions, and after the final restart on lap 7, followed by Kevin Bethke, Lucas Lanberies, Jeremy Cota, Scott Besaw, J.J. Andersen and Beau Handschke.
Bethke worked the leader until lap 12, when he took command of the race with Lamberies moving into the runner up spot on lap 15. Lamberies was able to take over the top spot on lap 18 and held on to the finish for his 4th feature win of the season. Bethke claimed the runner up spot with Schroeder in third. Todd Wiese made his first visit of the season and started 19th and came through the field to place fourth. Cota and Andersen rounded out the top six.
Tony Everard led the way for the first laps of the Turbo Blue Street Stock main event. Point leader, Lexii Ashcraft started the race in 10th and quickly moved through tight traffic to second place on lap 8, and then to the lead the following lap. A caution on lap 7 bunched the field with Everard, Ryan Blank, Allan Schlueter, Harley Diedrick, Matt Warner and George Tabalske behind.
Ashcraft pulled the lead on the restart with Blank taking over the runner up spot for one lap before Schlueter took over on lap 9. A final caution bunched the field foer the final restart and Ashcraft held the top spot with Schlueter, Blank, Everard, Warner and Tabalske behind. Ashcraft held a car length lead over Schlueter for the final 9 laps and collected her third straight feature win. Blank finished third with Warner fourth. Jeff Jungwirth battled through traffic the entire race to take 5th with Jeff Dorschner rounding out the top six.
The competiton level for the Budweiser IMCA Modified division was raised a bit with the arrival of Mooresville, NC visitor, Kyle Strickler, to run on Sunday night. In the area all week for the special events, he decided to try out Seymour before heading South to Iowa to compete this week.
Rooke contender, Konnor Wilinski, started in the second row, but found the lead on the opening lap with Chad Bartel, John Berna, Rob Charapata and Eric Arneson behind. Wilinski was able to open a lead on the field by the mid point of the non-stop race. Bartel was still in the runner up spot with Strickler, moving up from 10 to third. T.J. Smith was now in fourth with Berna and Jerry Wilinski making up the top six.
Strickler closed in on the leader and was able to work by into the top spot on lap 15, and pulled away over the final laps to record his first ever Seymour Speedway feature win. Konnor Wilinski ran to his best finish of the season taking second. Bartel was third with Smith, Mike Wedelstadt and Jerry Winker in the top six.
Lee Koehler led the opening circuit of the 4 Cylinder main followed by Carl King, Brian Johnson, Dean DeKeyser and Kasey Gross. Johnson moved up in the line to the lead on lap 3 and started to pull away from the field. Gross moved up to take over second on lap 4 and set out to close in on the leader. After the half way point, Johnson had Gross right behind with Tyler Hungerford, King, point leader Tanner Westphal and Taylor Becher making the top six.
Gross was able to make the trek to the front of the field and on lap 11, and was able to hold on to win his first feature of the 2015 season here. Hungerford and King were able to work by Johnson on the final lap to finish in the top three. Johnson took fourth with Westphal and Koehler rounding out the top six.
Alex Mijal took top honors in the Spectator Eliminator
Racing returns next Sunday, July 5th with Franks place and O’Reilly Auto Parts sponsoring the Summer Holiday Classic.
BUDWEISER IMCA MODIFIEDS
20 Lap feature l. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, NC 2. Konnor Wilinski, Seymour 3. Chad Bartel, Shiocton 4. T.J. Smith, Menasha 5. Mike Wedelstadt, Fremont 6. Jerry Wilinski, Seymour
8 Lap Heats First l. Smith 2. Bartel
Second l. Konnor Wilinski 2. Eric Scribner, Keil
COORS LIGHT IMCA STOCK CARS
20 Lap Feature l. Chas Van Ooyen, Jr, Appleton 2. Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski 3. Brandon Czarapata, Waupun 4. Kyle Frederick, Oconto Falls 5. Travis Vsan Straten, Hortonville 6. Tom Riehl, Hortonville
8 Lap Heats First l. Federick 2. Bob Czarapata, Krakow
Second l. Snellenberger 2, Riehl
O’REILLY AUTO PARTS IMCA SPORT MODS
20 Lap Feature l. Lucas Lamberies, Clintonville 2. Kevin Bethke, Neenha 3. Cody Schroeder, Green Bay 4, Todd Wiese, Green Bay 5. Jeremy Cota, Oconto 6. J.J., Andersen, Pulaski
8 Lap Heats First l. Robby Thiel, Appeton 2. Scott Besaw, Oshkosh
Second l. Schroeder 2. Lamberies
TURBO BLUE STREET STOCKS
20 Lap Feature l. Lexii Ashcraft, Oshkosh 2. Allan Schlueter, Oconto 3. Ryan Blank, Greenville 4. Matt Warner, Kimberly 5. Jeff Jungwirth, Oshkosh 6. Jeff Dorschner, Combined Locks
8 Lap Heats First l. Blank 2. Paul Ambrosius, Seymour 2. Ashcraft
Second l. Warner 2. Jungwirth
15 Lap Feature l. Kasey Gross, Gleason 2. Tyler Hungerford, Freedom 3. Carl King, 4. Brian Johnson, Oconto Falls Tanner Westphal, Clintonville 6. Lee Koehler
8 Lap Heats First l. Lee Koehler 2. Hungerford
Second l. Johnson 2. Tanner
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