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Sunday June 15 Results

Seymour – June 15 – Despite a day that started windy and cool, and a mid afternoon shower. N.E.W. DIRT  was able to complete a full program sponsored by Coors Light.    Gold Star Racing Products also sponsored a major bike give away for the kids.

The Coors Light IMCA Stock Cars put a strong field of 23 cars out for their feature event, which got off to a slow start thanks to a rollover on the first lap and a second for people that walked up to the fence.   Bob Czarapata flipped his car on the side after hitting the turn one fence, but was not injured.

Once racing  settled in, Travis Springstroh took the lead followed by Chaz Van Ooyen, Bill Kelsey,  John Heinz and Chris Lowenhagen.   Travis Van Straten quickly moved to the front taking over third on lap 3.   A caution on lap 7 bunched the pack with Springstroh still leading the way.   A fantastic three wide battle for the lead ensued with Van Ooyen taking charge on the restart and Van Straten making a three wide pass into second.   Van Straten continued to move forward and was able to wrestle the top spot from Van Ooyen on lap 9.   He started to pull away leaving the still hot battle for the runner up spot.    Van Ooyen, Jeremy Wiitala, Rod Snellenberger, Heinz and Kelsey swapped positions white trying to keep up with Van Straten, who was adding to his lead lap after lap. 

A spin brought out the final caution on lap 16, but Van Straten was up to the challenge and held off Snellenberger and Heinz to record his first ever Stock  Car feature win at Seymour.   Snellenberger beat Heinz for the runner up spot with Van Ooyen a close fourth.  Wiitala settled for fifth and Justin Jacobsen came through the tight pack to take sixth.

The Turbo Blue Street Stock feature  saw Lexii Ashcraft grab the lead at the start and immediately start to open a lead on the field.   Ryan Blank, Jeff Doerschner, Patty Winkler, Jeff Jungwirth  and Jonny Ashcraft battled behind.    As the pack ran two and three wide, Lexii was able to just run alone at the front.   Blank was still holding the runner up spot slightly with Ashcraft, Jungwirth, Winkler and Alan Schluetter bunched together.

Contact in the pack on lap 8 caused Blank to loop his car and pull right back into battle in turn four.   Ashcraft, Jungwith and Winkler all backed off a bit in anticipation of a caution, that never appeared, which allowed Lexii to open a larger gap on the field before they got back up to speed.  Jungwirth was able to run in second place until Jon Ashcraft took the spot on lap 16 and set out after his daughter.  Lexii ran smooth at the front and crossed the finish line a ¼ lap ahead of the pack to collect her first career feature victory, giving her dad, Jonny a great Fathers  Day present as he finished in second.   Jungwirth took third with point leader, Jerry Winkler taking fourth.  Schluetter took fifth with Patty Winkler rounding out the top six.   The win also made Lexii the third woman to win a feature for N.E.W. DIRT.


Tyler Wilson pulled into the top spot of the Budweiser IMCA Modified feature with Lance Arneson, T.J. Smith, Jay Matthias and Eric Arneson behind.    Mike Wedelstadt made a direct run to the front taking second on lap 6, before the lone caution of the race appeared.   Wedelstadt wasted little time taking the top spot on the restart and set out to hide from the field, leaving Wilson, Brad Lautenbach, Chad Bartel, Lance Arneson and Jamie Schmidt to decide second.

Wedelstadt just continued to cruise taking his first feature win of the season and become the fifth different winner this season.   Lautenbach took the runner up finish with Bartel taking third.   Wilsdon recorded his best finish this season taking fourth. 2 time and defending champion, Jason Czarapata, fought into the fifth place finish ahead of Schmidt.


Mike Dauphinais set the pace for the first 7 laps of the IMCA Sport Mod contest with Lucas Lamberies chasing in second with Hunter Parsons and Bruce Belland.    By lap 5, last weeks winner, Joey Taycher had moved into third and continued into the runner up spot on the next lap.   Taycher challenged the leader for two laps and took charge on lap 8.   Lamberies and Belland moved up in line as well, but could not keep pace with Taycher, who ran alone to the finish.    Point leader, Jeremy Cota ran to the front, taking second on lap 14, and set out after Taycher.  Cota was visably closing in on the leader but could only get to the back bumper on the final lap, following Taycher to his second straight feature win.   Belland was third over Lamberies with J.J. Andersen taking fifth and Robby Thiel rounding out the top six.


Jeremy Czarapata took charge of the 4 Cylinder main, leading the way for 5 laps before Tanner Westphal took the top spot one lap later.   Point leader Brad Wedde moved into the runner up spot and could not close up on the leader, who maintained a car length lead until the final 2 laps.   Westphal was bale to work by lapped traffic on the final lap to secure his very first Seymour feature win.  Wedde took the checkers in second, but post race inspection dropped him to last place giving the runner up spot to Czarapata.  Tyler Hungerford, Brad Prahl,  and Trever Spaulding rounded out the top six.


N.E.W. DIRT would like to THANK all of the race teams and fans that braved the wierd day to run tonights program.


Racing resumes next week with Studio 54, Hometown Grill and Van Straten Auto Service as the nights sponsors.


A reminder that on Sunday, June 29, Frank’s Place will be hosting the second leg of the Summer Holiday Classic series at the Seymour Speedway featuring all five divisions with the WDLMA Late Models along with the Spectator Eliminators.


The Seymour Speedway is a features member track of www.Racetext.net, a website dedicated to bringing race fans the best possible coverage of local short track racing.



20 Lap Feature  l. Mike Wedelstadt   2. Brad Lautenbach  3. Chad Bartel   4. Tyler Wilson   5. Jason Czarapata   6. Jamie Schmidt

8 Lap Heats First  l. Lautenbach  2. Lance Arneson

Second l. Tyler Wilson   2. Jay Matthias

                                                COORS LIGHT IMCA STOCK CARS

20 Lap feature  l. Travis Van Straten   2. Rod Snellenberger  3. John Heinz   4. Chaz Van Ooyen  5. Jeremy Wiitala   6. Justin Jacobsen

8 Lap Heats  First  l. Kyle Frederick   2. Chris Lowenhagen

Second  l. Heinz   2. Van Ooyen

Third  l. Jacobsen   2, Barry Van Straten

                                                TURBO BLUE STREET STOCKS

20 Lap Feature  l. Lexii Ashcraft   2, Jonny Ashcraft   3. Jeff Jungwirth   4. Jerry Winkler

5. Alan Schluetter   6. Patty Winkler

8 Lap Heats  First  l. Ryan Blank   2, Frank Groeshel

Second  l. Jungwirth   2. Jerry Winkler


20 Lap Feature  l. Joey Taycher   2. Jeremy Cota   3. Bruce Belland   4 Lucas Lamberies  5. J.J. Andersen   6. Robby Thiel

8 Lap Heats  First  l. Lamberies     2, Hunter Parsons

Second  l. Mike Dauphinais   2. Cota


15 Lap Feature  l.  Tanner Westphal   2. Jeremy  Czarapata  3. Tyler Hungerford   4. Brad Prahl   5. Trever Spaulding   6. Kasey Gross

8 Lap Heats  First  l. Hungerford   2. Gross

Second  l. Prahl   2. Westphal




Racing set for Fathers Day Tonight at Seymour

Seymour June 15-  Happy Fathers Day.

Tonights program on the 1/3 mile clay oval at the Seymour Speedway is sponsored by Coors Light, and will feature the Coors Light IMCA Stock Cars, Turbo Blue Street Stocks, Budweiser IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods and 4 Cylinders.

In addition to all that action, the Spectator Eliminators are also on the schedule to close out the program.

Racing action starts at 5:30 PM…SHARP!!!

GSR Racing Products will also be sponsoring a Kids Bike Give Away.   All you have to do is enter your name for one of the bikes being donated.

Pit opens at 3 PM.

Sign in cut off is 4:30.

Grandstand opens at 4 PM

Racing at 5:30 PM…SHARP.

Tonights running order is:

Turbo Blue Street Stocks

Budweiser IMCA Modifieds

Coors Light IMCA Stock Cars

IMCA Sport Mods

4 Cylinders

Spectator Eliminator

Treat dad to the finest short track racing every Sunday night at the Seymour Speedway.

Mark your calenders  for the second leg of the Summer Holiday Classic series coming to the Seymour Speedway in 2 weeks, Sunday June 29.      The event will feature our 5 regular divisions with the spotlight on the WDLMA Late Models.  Spectator Eliminators will also be on the program.

The Seymour Speedway is a features member track of www.Racetext.net, a website dedicated to bringing race fans the best possible coverage of local short track racing.

Hope to see you all tonight at the Seymour Speedway.


June 8 Results

Seymour, June 8- On a perfect night, PC Sanitation presented a full 5 division racing program Sunday at the Seymour Speedway,  that produced three first time winners at the1/3 mile banked clay oval.

Joey Taycher assumed the lead in the IMCA Sport Mod main at the start  and after a lone caution on lap 3, took control and ran away from the field the rest of the distance.    Dennis Meisler, Lucas Lamberies, Jordan Barkholtz and Jordan Tuyls bunched behind running two and thre side chasing the leader.

Tycher picked up his first feature win of the season with Lamberies taking the runner up finish.  Jordan Barkholtz,  Meisler,  Jessi Ness and Kevin Bethke rounded out the top 6.

The Turbo Blue Street Stock event went red on the opening lap when the car of Derik Lecker got turned around in turn 2 and slammed into the outside wall at the track exit, moving several blocks, requiring about 15 minutes to replace.  Ryan Blank took up the lead position once the race started with Alan Schlueter,  Lexi Ashcraft, Justin Lindner Jeff Dorschner and Jerry Winkler behind.  

The pack stayed bunched but positions changed several time with Blank holding the top spot until Ken Nelson hit the same spot at the track exit head on, resulting in another red flag on lap 9 to replace  the blocks again.    Blank again held the top spot on the restart with Winkler making a move to the front taking second from Ashcraft, with Lindner following into 4th.    Ashcraft brought out the final caution  when her car got too wide in turn 2 and scraped the wall, sending her car into, you guessed it, the same spot again at the track exit on lap 12.   Only a few tires had to be put back  so the caution  was quick. Fortunately, none of the three drivers that attacked the wall were injured.  

 But the field was now bunched on Blank.   Lindner moved inside and took second from Winkler on the restart with last weeks winner, Jeff Jungwith  moving into third.    With time expiring Lindner made a move to the inside of Blank out of turn 2 and took the lead as the white flag was displayed.   Jungwirth followed and took the runner up spot at the finish with Blank holding on to third ahead of Jon Ashcraft, Winkler and Schlueter.   The win would have been Lindners first ever at Seymour, but a post race inspection found  an illegal tire, which gave the win to Jungwirth , his second straight and moved Dorschner into the 6th spot.

Te Budweiser IMCA Modifieds put 23 cars on the feature grid with T.J. Smith grabbing the lead at the start with Tyler Wilson, Tony Wedelstadt, Travis Spaulding and Brad Lautenbach behind.   Smith hooked up on the outer groove and maintain a couple length lead as the battle was tight right behind for position.   Lautenbach moved into the runner up spot on lap 10 and set out to close in on the leader.    A lone caution on lap 13 bunched the field on Smith, with Lautenbach, Jason Czarapata,  Wilson, Jay Matthias and Spaulding right behind.   Smith again took to the high side on the restart with Lautenbach also up a groove.   Czarapata,  took up the lower groove and in 2 laps took the lead from Smith and drove off to his first feature win of the season.  Lautenbach worked by Smith on the white flag lap to take the second place finish.   Chad Bartel made a late race move that netted him fourth with Matthias taking fifth and Mike Wedelstadt sixth.

The Coors Light IMCA Stock Cars ran a fast paced flag to flag event with Josh Mroczkowski taking the initial lead with Jow Schwister, Bill Kelsey, Chas Van Ooyen and Harley Simon  behind.   Right from the start the pack ran three and four wide from front to back.    Kelsey moved up to take over the lead on lap  5 with Rod Snellenberger following into the runner up spot.  Both Kelsey and Snellenberger were working in the low groove and Mroczkowski was committed to staying high.   The two leader pulled away by a couple car lengths, but Mroczkowski suddenly came back to life and charged alongside the leaders making it a three wide battle for the lead for 2 laps before Snellenberger took charge on lap 10.   For the rest of the race, Mroczkowski  stayed with Snellenberger almost side by side, but Snellenberger held on to win his first feature of the season which was also hi 195 career.  Van Ooyen was third with Travis Van Straten taking fourth, Jeremy Wiitala fifth and Barry Van Straten finished sixth.

Trever Saulding set the early pace for the 4 Cylinder finale with Brad Prahl, Brad Wedde, Tyler Hungerford and Brandon Kaye behind. Wedde moved into the lead on lap3 and a lone caution slowed the pace one lap later.    On the restart, Wedde began to pull away from the field battling for the runner up spot.   Wedde ran to his third feature win of the season with Kasey Gross making a run though the field to place second.   Carl King took third with Prahl in fourth, Chris Maas taking fifth and Cody Hungerford in sixth. 

Next Sunday will be Father’s Day at the Seymour Speedway and will be sponsored by Coors Light.    The kids club will also have a bike Give Away sponsored by Gold Star Racing Products.

The Seymour Speedway is proud to be a featured member track of www.Ractext.net, a website dedicated to bringing fans the best possible coverage of local short track racing.

                                                BUDWEISER IMCA MODIFIEDS

20 Lap Feature  l.  Jason Czarapata   2. Brad Lautenbach  3. T.J. Smith  4. Chad Bartel  5. Jay Matthias   6. Mike Wedelstadt

8 Lasp heat  First  l. Tyler Wilson  2. Bartel

Second  l. Lautenbach   2. Eric Mahlik

Third l. Czarapata   2. Smith

                                                COORS LIGHT IMCA STOCK CARS

20 Lap Feature  l. Rod Snellenberger  2. Josh Mroczkowski  3. Chas Van Ooyen   4., Travis Van Straten  5. Jeremy Wiitala 6. Barry Van Straten

8 Lap Heats  First  l. Justin Jacobsen   2., Mroczkowski

Second  l. Van Ooyen   2, Bill Kelsey

Third l. Travis Van Straten   2. John Heinz

                                    TURBO BLUE STREET STOCKS

16 Lap Feature (time limit)   l. Jeff Jungwirth  2. Ryan Blank  3. Jon Ashcraft   4. Jerry Winkler   5. Alan Schlueter  6. Jeff Dorschner

8 Lap Heats  First  l. Winkler   2. Derek Lecker

Second  l. Justin Lindner  2. Lexi Ashcraft

                                                            IMCA SPORT MODS

20 Lap Feature   1. Joey Taycher   2. Lukas Lamberies   3. Jordan Barkholtz   4. Dennis Meisler   5. Jessi Ness   6. Kevin Bethke

8 Lap Heats  First  l. Lamberies  2., Jordan Tuyls

Second  l. Taycher   2. Bethke

                                                            4 CYLINDER

15 Lap Feature  l. Brad Wedde  2. Kasey Gross   3. Carl King   4. Brad Prahl   5. Chris Maas   6. Cody Hungerford

8 Lap Heats  First l. Trever Spaulding   2. Tyler Hungerford

Second  l. Gross   2. Cody Hungerford


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