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Point races Tight Heading into final 2 weeks

Seymour, August 27 – A total of 2 weeks remain on the 2015 schedule and both are full point nites to decide the division champions.

 

Racing has been very competitive and could even ramp up a bit over the final 2 weeks.

 

The Budweiser IMCA Modifieds has Eric Scribner still sitting atop the standings, but only 5 points 450-445, ahead of Eric Arneson.    Mike Wedelstadt was in the title hint a couple weeks ago, until an early crash dropped him from 2rd to fifth.  He made a huge jump back into the thick of the battle last week with a dominating  feature win, his second of the season, that pushed him up to third with 433.    Rookie, Konnor Wilinski, and his dad, Jerry, sit next in line with 432 and 429.    T.J. Smith is still mathematically in the hunt as well.

 

The Coors Light IMCA Stock Cars has Travis Van Straten in command of the division.    He has a division leading 7 feature wins so far this season and has also been the dominant driver in Northeastern Wisconsin driving towards 30 wins for the season.    He holds a 505-481 lead over 6 time and defending champion, Rod Snellenberger.    The race seems to be for second unless Van Straten has a major something happen.     Snellenberger is only 6 points ahead of Chas Van Ooyen in third with Kyle Frederick in fourth with 463.    Mike Schmidt is fifth with 426 and Jeremy Wiitala rounds out the top six with 400.

 

The race in the O’Reilly Auto Parts IMCA Sport Mod division has basically been a 2 car race all season long.   Defending champion, Jeremy Cota, and Lucas Lamberies have been in a back and forth battle all season.  Over the first 6 weeks, both won three features.  Lamberies won back to back at mid season to move into the point lead and Cota has rebounded from mid season woes to win the last three main events and has moved up to 4 points, 495-491 of a repeat title.    The last 2 weeks should prove to be very interesting.   Travis Arenz has had an interesting season the past couple weeks, but even running borrowed cars has kept him in third place  with 461.    Kevin Bethke has 448 with Scott Besaw in fifth at 431.   J.J. Andersen rounds out the top six at 395

 

The Turbo Blue Street Stocks has been very close all season .   Jeff Jungwirth  sat atop the standings early in the season with Allan Schlueter and Lexii Ashcraft chasing.   Schlueter moved  ahead of the field until Ashcraft put together a string of three straight wins at the end of June to spend a few weeks as point leader.   Schlueter has since won 2 more features to retake the top spot and holds a 495-491 margin over Jungwirth.   Ashcraft is still right in the hunt with 490 for what should be an excellent run for the title over the next 2 weeks.   Jeff Dorschner is fourth  with 440 markers, only 2 ahead of Matt Warner.  Defending champion, Ryan Blank currently sixth with 435, but an accident a couple weeks ago, ended his title run for the year.     Paul Ambrosius  is next in line with 431.

 

The 4 Cylinder division will see a new, and first time, Seymour champion in 2015.   Kasey Gross is the current point leader since mid season and has a 486 – 473 lead over a tie for second with Tanner Westphal and Tyler Hungerford.    Carl King is third with 472.     Taylor Becher, Heidi Meverden and rookie Skyler Bork round out the top six,

 

Looks like the weather will be nice for this week for the final sprint to the finish line for all the divisions.

 

Pit opens at 4 PM.

Grandstand opens at 4:30.

Racing at 6 PM every week.

We appreciate you support and choosing the Seymour Speedway for your Sunday night racing.

 

We hope to see you all this Sunday at the Seymour Speedway.

 

Last Practice TONIGHT

Seymour, August 25 – The final practice of 2015 will be held tonight, Tuesday August 25, at the Seymour Speedway.

 

Track will be open from 5 – 8 PM for anyone wishing track  time.

 

Cost is $15 per person to enter the pit.

 

Grandstand is open FREE for anyone to watch.

 

Two weeks of racing remain on the 2015 schedule as well.

 

This week, Sunday August 30, will have a full five division program  with the spectator eliminators making their final run of the season.

 

Then, Sunday, September 6, will be the final point night of the season for all divisions.   The Thunder Trucks will make their final run as well.    The full program will wrap up the season for 2015.

 

IT'S RACE DAY, TODAY, IN SEYMOUR

Seymour, August 23-   10 AM     IT’S  RACE DAY!

 

A little morning rain will give us a cooler, clear day this afternoon, which will mean a PERFECT Day for racing tonight at the Seymour Speedway.

 

The WDLMA Late Models will be in town to join our full cast of five division regulars as they will challenge the 1/3 mile banked clay oval in the Summer Holiday Classic series finale.

 

This is the second last race in the WDLMA Lucky 7 Series for 2015.

 

WDLMA will draw for heats and use passing points to make up their dash, consy and feature line ups.    They will compete in a 40 lap main event with a $1200 pay day for the winner.   Brad Mueller is the current Lucky 7 series point leader with 71.   Taylor Scheffler is running second with 66.  Justin Ritchie is third at 61 and one mark behind in 4th is Rick Scheffler.    Justin Schmidt and Mitch McGrath round out the top six with 57 and 54 respectively.     At their last appearance on July 19, a field of 27 Late Models checked in  to compete.

 

Our five regular season divisions have more that extra pay to run for tonight.   As the season starts to come to a close, point races also come into play.

 

Running order tonight is:

Budwesier IMCA Modifieds

Coors Light IMCA Stock Cars

WDLMA Late Models

O’Reilly Auto Parts IMCA Sport Mods

Turbo Blue Street Stocks

4 Cylinders

Thunder Trucks

 

Pit opens at 4 PM

Admission  $25.00   Discounts for minors

Late sign in “ draw cut off 5:15

Drivers Meeting at 5:30

WDLMA Hot Laps 5:45

Racing at 6 PM

 

Grandstand opens at 4:30

Adults 19-55 $15.00

Students 13-18 and Seniors 55+  $10.00

Kids 12 and UNDER Free with paid adult.

 

Kids Club has a 6 bike giveaway tonight courtesy of Giddy Up Western Wear.   All kids, 12 and under, can register at the Kids Club table.  Drawing will be prior to intermission  in front of the grandstand.

 

The Giddy UP sponsored late model of Mike Mullen will be on display behind the grandstand this afternoon about 3:30 until the drivers meeting at 5:30.  A fgreat chance to get a close up look at a top Late Model and meet the driver.

 

The Budweiser IMCA Modifieds find Eric Scribner atop the standings with 412.  Eric Arneson moved back into the runner up spot last week and sits at 409.   Rookie contender, 15 year old Konnor Wilinski, has continued to improve all season and is sitting third in the season standings with 403.   That happens to be nine better that 4th place,  Jerry Wilinski, Konnors dad.   Mike Wedelstadt is one  behind in 5th at 393.   T.J. Smith rounds out the top six with 384.  In 14 races this summer, there have been 10 different feature winners in the highly exciting division.

 

The Coors light IMCA Stock Cars have provided some fantastic racing this summer.   There have been 5 different feature winners and in the very competitive division with Travis Van Straten having a strong season not only here with 7 feature wins, but in Northeastern Wisconsin as he nears 30 feature victories.   He has extended his point lead to 23 (468-445) over defending champion, Rod Snellenberger, who has 3 features to his credit.   Two time feature winner this season, Chas Van Ooyen, Jr, sits third in the standings  with 436.    Kyle Frederick is always a threat at any race, and although he has not picked up a feature win here yet this season,  he consistently places in the top five to be fourth in points with 425.    Mike Schmidt has one feature win and is fifth at 391.    Phil Hiles has inched his way into the top six after last week with 372.

 

The O’Reilly Auto Parts IMCA Sport Mod division has seen two drivers, current point leader, Lucas Lamberies (460), and defending champion, Jeremy Cota (451) accumulate 11 of the 14 features run this season.  Cota 6 and Lamberiues 5.  
Lamberies used a 2 race streak at mid season to take the point lead away from Cota,  but he has won the last 2 weeks to inch closer with 2 point nights remaining after this week.    Consistent  runs by Travis Arenz has him sitting third in the standings at 428 followed by Kevin Bethke (411), Scott Bessaw (397) and J.J. Andersen 6th with 356.

 

The Turbo Blue Street Stocks have been a fun division to see compete week in and week out.    Jeff Jungwirth and Allan Schlueter were early season point leaders before Lexii Ashcraft used a three week streak at mid season to move on top of the standings.    She has 4 feature win to her credit this summer.     Schluter has regained some momentum the past couple weeks and with his 4th feature win this season, last week, has moved back into the point lead with a 457-453 margin over Ashcraft.   Jungwirth is only one behind in third.   Defending champion, Ryan Blank, battled early season gremlins that kept him out of the hunt, it seemed, until mid season.     Two feature wins in the past three weeks put him in fourth place in the standings and a legitimate shot at a repeat.   Last week, while leading the feature. the engine let go on the front chute and the car was caught by several other cars.    The result was too many repairs causing an early  end to his season.   Matt Warner and Jeff Dorschner round out the top six in the standings.

 

The 4 Cylinder division also continues to entertain with close racing every week.  The divisions has put 9 different drivers in victory lane with feature wins so far this season.                Kasey Gross is currently leading the way with 447 points.   He used a 3 win sprint in four weeks to take over the top spot from Tanner Westphal.   Carl King has 2 feature wins this season  and sits second with 439.   Tyler Hungerford has one feature to his credit and sits third at 437.  Westphal won his second feature 2 weeks ago and is a close 4th with 431.     Taylor Becher is 5th at 351 and Heidi Meverden rounds out the top six at 328.

We hope you can all join us for an exciting night of racing< Tonight, at the Seymour Speedway.

 

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