Annual 'Fair Races' are tonight, Friday (updated)
For The Telegram
Local racing fans will get a double treat with two nights of action this week at the Gondik Law Speedway.
The annual "Fair Week" races are tonight (Tuesday) with Late Models, Super Stocks and Pure Stocks taking to the track.
Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing begins at 7 p.m. and admission is $10.
Friday's races will feature Modifieds, Midwest Modified and pure stocks taking to the track.
Friday's event is free with regular fair admission.
Corey Jones of Zimmerman, Minnesota, won the Midwest Modified Summer Sizzler and Cory Jorgensen of Hermantown took the Rob Monahan Memorial Pure Stock special on a rare Friday night of racing at Proctor Speedway.
Jones overcame a late spate of caution flags to pull out the win over Dan Kingsley, Mitch Weiss, Brandon Copp and Deven VanHouse in the 25-lap, 27-car Midwest Modified finale.
A large field of 26 Pure Stocks competed, with 25 taking part in the 25-lap finale. Jorgensen grabbed the lead on one of the restarts and cruised to the win, while Andrew Hanson got by Dustin Follet in the closing laps to capture second.
Jody Bellefeuille (Modifieds), Scott Lawrence (Super Stocks) and Christian Ripley (Hornets) were Friday's other feature winners, with Bellefeuille and Lawrence earning sweeps by also winning their heat races. A total of 97 cars competed.
Friday, July 6
A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. Jody Bellefeuille; 2. Rick Rivord; 3. Darrell Nelson; 4. Neil Balduc; 5. Danny Vang; 6. Adam Ayotte; 7. Jeffrey Lien Jr.; 8. Donnie Lofdahl; 9. Todd Gehl; 10. Steve Lavasseur. DNF: Cody Carlson; Peter Loecken.
Heat 1: 1. Bellefeuille; 2. Carlson; 3. Lavasseur; 4. Gehl; 5. Vang; 6. Lofdahl.
Heat 2: 1. Ayotte; 2. Nelson; 3. Rivord; 4. Balduc; 5. Lien Jr. DNS: Loecken.
WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds
A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. Corey Jones; 2. Dan Kingsley; 3. Mitch Weiss; 4. Brandon Copp; 5. Deven VanHouse; 6. Shane Howell; 7. Karl Kolek; 8. Tyler Vernon; 9. Craig Lofdahl; 10. Andrew Inman; 11. David Simpson; 12. Josh Heavirland; 13. Gunner Peterson; 14. Jared Stricker; 15. Tom Smart; 16. Nick Ayotte; 17. Jeffery Forseen; 18. Jack Rivord. DNF: Wayne Stricker; Ryan Savoy; Marcus Dunbar; Dalton Mains; Michael Blevins; Tanner Hicks; George Kyrola; McLean Andrews; Jeffrey Lien Jr. DNS: Josh Danielson,
Heat 1: 1. Kolek; 2. VanHouse; 3. Blevins; 4. 99. Dunbar; 5. Ayotte; 6. Stricker, DNF: Danielson.
Heat 2: 1. Weiss; 2. Jones; 3. Vernon; 4. Heavirland; 5. Inman; 6. Forseen; 7. Hicks.
Heat 3: 1. Lofdahl; 2. Howell; 3. Stricker; 4. Peterson; 5. Andrews; 6. Smart. DNF: Kyrola.
Heat 4: 1. Kingsley; 2. Copp; 3. Rivord; 4. Simpson; 5. Lien Jr.; 6. Savoy; 7. Mains.
WISSOTA Pure Stock
3D Construction A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. Cory Jorgensen; 2. Andrew Hanson; 3. Dustin Follet; 4. James Vendela; 5. Dusty Caspers; 6. Brian Hoff; 7. Jeremy Cash; 8. Dylan Shelton; 9. Kyle Copp; 10. Austin Carlson; 11. Chad Puschinsky; 12. Cody Herrick; 13. Allen Rapp; 14. Tyler Keup; 15. Jason Simonson; 16. Chuck Markasich. DNF: Mackenzie Bjorklund; Michael Blevins; Carter Nelson; Kaylee Remington; Andy Poll; Markia Smith; Aaron Bernick; Caitlyn Carlson; Tucker Quinn. DNS: Matthew Cunha.
Heat 1: 1. Hoff; 2. Hanson; 3. Jorgensen; 4. Puschinsky; 5. Copp; 6. Shelton; 7. Herrick; 8. Smith. DNF: Carlson.
Heat 2: 1. Caspers; 2. Follet; 3. Bernick; 4. Vendela; 5. Keup; 6. Nelson; 7. Bjorklund. DNF: Quinn; Blevins.
Heat 3: 1. Carlson; 2. Cash; 3. Rapp; 4. Cunha; 5. Poll; 6. Remington; 7. Simonson. DQ: Markasich.
A Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. Christian Ripley; 2. Jake Smith; 3. Paul Ripley; 4. Derek Dunbar; 5. Wally Ament; 6. Rick Long; 7. Patrick Passeri; 8. Brad House; 9. Kristy Marken. DNF: Brittany Smith; Tyler Kachinske; Cordell Kylven; Hunter McDougall; Tate Niehaus; Allen House; Josh Rowe; Ken Hapy. DNS: Derek Ament.
Heat 1: 1. Smith; 2. Ripley; 3. House; 4. Ripley; 5. Ament; 6. Long; 7. Passeri. DNF: Rowe; Ament.
Heat 2: 1. Dunbar; 2. Hapy; 3. Niehaus; 4. McDougall; 5. Kachinske; 6. Smith; 7. Kylven; 8. House; 9. Marken.
WISSOTA Super Stocks
A Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. Scott Lawrence; 2. Nick Oreskovich; 3. Mike Bellefeuille; 4. Andy Grymala; 5. Jeff Klopstein; 6. Ronnie Malecki; 7. Annika Hammitt; 8. Jesse Young. DNF: Matthew Hammitt; Brian Carl; Dan Yrjanson; Jon Hammitt; Josh Schmidt.
Heat 1: 1. Lawrence; 2. Bellefeuille; 3. Carl; 4. Oreskovich; 5. Grymala; 6. Malecki; 7. Schmidt.
Heat 2: 1. Hammitt; 2. Klopstein; 3. Yrjanson; 4. Hammitt; 5. Hammitt; 6. Young.
For The Telegram
On a gorgeous early July evening in northern Wisconsin, the younger fans in attendance at the ABC Raceway got to visit with their favorite drivers, race their bikes on the red-clay oval and watch as visiting drivers Kevin Burdick and David Simpson captured feature wins Saturday.
The Kids’ Night festivities included a giveaway of nearly three dozen bikes, plus plenty of other treats for the younger fans.
Eighty-three racers registered for action on a smooth, fast and very racy track on a night in which temperatures started in the low 80s and never dipped much below the mid-70s after nightfall.
Another long-standing ABC Raceway special event is slated for Saturday, July 14, when the Ashland-Bayfield County Sportsmen’s Club presents the 15th annual “Pure Excitement 25.”
This event offers an initial enhanced purse for the WISSOTA Pure Stocks that is increased by fan and sponsor donations raised throughout the race program. Past events have produced winner’s checks of well over $1,000 and generated as much as $5,500 in total purse for the entry-level division.
WISSOTA Modifieds and Midwest Mods and ABC Six-Cylinders will also be on hand; Super Stocks will have that night off at Ashland.
Hot laps will begin at 6:15 p.m., with racing scheduled to start at 7 p.m.. Adult grandstand admission tickets are just $11, and children ages 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult.
ABC (Ashland) Raceway
Saturday, July 7
Feature: 1. Steve Stuart, Ashland; 2. Paul Niznik, Medford; 3. Neil Balduc, Bessemer, Mich.; 4. Kevin Eder, Ashland; 5. Brandon Jensen, Hammond; 6. Al Uotinen, Superior; 7. Pat Cook, Washburn; 8. Rick Rivord, Superior; 9. Cody Carlson, Superior; 10. Todd Gehl, Solon Springs; 11. Steve Lavasseur, River Falls; 12. Jake Hiatt, Mason; 13. Tanner Byholm, Glidden; 14. Jeff Spacek, Phillips; 15. Bill Byholm, Glidden.
Heat 1: Balduc; Jensen; Carlson; Niznik; Eder; B. Byholm; Hiatt; T. Byholm.
Heat 2: Rivord; Cook; Stuart; Lavasseur; Uotinen; Gehl; Spacek.
WISSOTA Super Stocks
Feature: 1. Kevin Burdick, Proctor; 2. Scott Lawrence, Superior; 3. Nick Oreskovich, Mason; 4. Shane Kisling, Park Falls; 5. Terran Spacek, Phillips; 6. Cory Casari, Montreal; 7. Matt Deragon, Ashland; 8. Shawn McFadden Jr., Ashland; 9. Jeff Klopstein, Tomahawk; 10. Dave Flynn, Superior; 11. Greg Kuklinski, Ironwood, Mich.; 12. Don Muzzy, Ironwood, Mich.; 13. Patrick Beeksma, Ironwood, Mich.; 14. Randy Spacek, Phillips; 15. Aaron Mashlan, Ashland; 16. Austin McWilliam, Thunder Bay, Ontario; 17. Kevin Salin, Iron, Minn.
Heat 1: Kisling; Oreskovich; McFadden; Casari; Klopstein; Kuklinski; Muzzy; R. Spacek; McWilliam.
Heat 2: Burdick; Lawrence; T. Spacek; Deragon; Salin; Mashlan; Beeksma; Flynn.
WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds
Feature: 1. David Simpson, Thunder Bay; 2. Dan Kingsley, Superior; 3. Tanner Hicks, Ashland; 4. Tyler Vernon; Ashland; 5. Wayne Stricker, Highbridge; 6. Paul Suzik, Ironwood, Mich.; 7. Jesse Aho, Toivola, Mich.; 8. Gunner Peterson, Mason; 9. Ross Fuhrman, Ashland; 10. Ryan Savoy, Superior; 11. Ryan Barningham, Bayfield; 12. Jack Rivord, Superior; 13. Don Craig, Thunder Bay; 14. Brandon Copp, Brule; 15. Andrew Inman, Hermantown; 16. Jeremy Lindquist, Ashland; 17. Diamond Bressette, Spooner; 18. Steve Altman, Mercer; 19. Tyler Hudack, Ashland; 20. Jared Stricker, Highbridge; 21. Justin Weinberger, Park Falls; 22. Jordan Barningham, Bayfield; 23. Clay Passuello, Ironwood; 24. Jake Kruzan, Mellen.
Heat 1: W. Stricker; Simpson; Peterson; Inman; Kingsley; R. Barningham; Bressette; Kruzan; Mitch Weiss, Scandia, Minn.
Heat 2: Vernon; Suzik; Passuello; Fuhrman; Hudack; Savoy; Lindquist; Weinberger.
Heat 3: Aho; Hicks; Copp; Altman; J. Stricker; Craig; Rivord; J. Barningham.
Feature: 1. Tiffany Hudack, Ashland; 2. Randy Graham, Trego; 3. Bubba Anderson, Trego; 4. Forrest Schultz, Ashland; 5. Steve Stuart, Ashland; 6. DeJay Jarecki, Ashland; 7. Aaron Mashlan, Ashland; 8. Adam Traaholt, Ashland; 9. Joshua Saunders, Spooner; 10. Jake Nevala, Ashland; 11. Jordan Pearce, Ashland; 12. Devin Dalbec, Ashland; 13. Jonathan Popp, Iron River.
Heat 1: Hudack; Graham; Dalbec; Anderson; Nevala; Popp; Pearce.
Heat 2: Jarecki; Schultz; Mashlan; Saunders; Stuart.
WISSOTA Pure Stocks
Feature: 1. Andrew Hanson, Iron River; 2. Randy Graham, Trego; 3. Brandon Hakala, Tomahawk; 4. Jeremy Cash, Duluth; 5. Don Livingston, Washburn; 6. Kyle Copp, Brule; 7. Aaron Bernick, Duluth; 8. Darren Dudley, Ashland; 9. Brock Beilke, Hayward; 10. Cory Jorgensen, Hermantown; 11. Jeff Christman, South Range.
Heat 1: Jorgensen; Copp; Graham; Livingston; Bernick; Christman; Joe Pajtash, Lake Nebagamon.
Heat 2: Hanson; Hakala; Cash; Dudley; Beilke; Chad Puschinsky, Bemidji.