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Dirt Track Action on Krahn Performance Night at the Races

It was Ladies Night at the Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway Sunday with vendors set up for pre-race activities and Powder Puff races to end the evening. The Tim Paitrick Street Stocks started out the evening with Michael Held leading the field to the green flag followed by Aaron Falbe & Steve Ecker. The lone caution came on lap 3 as Ecker spun and also seeing the leader leave the track. On the restart a three way battle ensued between Falbe, Dan Miller & Chad Hummelmeier. Side by side racing between Falbe & Hummelmeier as lap 4 saw Hummelmeier use the low groove and pull out front as Russ Davison raced into 4th spot. Hummelmeier started to out distance himself from the field as the battle remained for the runner up spots. Lap 8 saw Falbe get high allowing Miller to take over 2nd spot as Davison & Ecker was putting the heat on Falbe for the 3rd spot. Hummelmeier went on to win followed by Miller, Falbe & Davison. Heat winners were Miller & Falbe.

The Daizy Sweeps Grand Nationals took the field next with John Stanton starting on the pole followed by Jay Schaalma & Todd Ascherien. Lap 3 saw the leader pull on the infield with mechanical issues putting Schaalma out front. Schaalma found his groove running the high line as Ascherien worked the bottom of the track for the top spot. Schaalma continued to dominate as Ascherien keeps putting the heat on followed by Jeff Richards. A spin on lap 7 brings out the yellow and tightens the field up. Schaalma continues to use the high line on the restart as Richards looks low. The leaders staged a side by side battle with Ascherien also coming into the mix with a tight race up front. On lap 9 Richards found enough bite on the backstretch and took the top spot but Schaalma wasn’t done. The next circuit saw Schaalma trying the inside to regain the lead only to spin in turns 3 & 4. Richards went on to win followed by Kenny Richards, Nathan Persha & Schaalma getting 4th. . Heat race winner was Stanton.

The United Auto Parts Sport Modifieds took to the track with Jack Jones taking the green followed by Tim Sheppard & Keith Schmitt. Jones kept the lead throughout multiple cautions in the first 3 laps due to spins. On the restart on lap 3 Jones was forced to give up the lead with mechanical issues putting Sheppard out front and feeling the heat from Schmitt. Sheppard & Schmitt stage door handle to door handle racing the next few laps as Colten Van Hierden moves into 3rd spot. On lap 8 Van Hierden races under Schmitt and takes over 2nd spot & sets his sights on the leader as Schmitt follows suit. Van Hierden finds the low groove to his liking and takes the lead from Sheppard on lap 11. A late caution on lap 14 sets the stage for a final battle to the checker. Schmitt tries to look under Van Hierden for the lead as Van Hierden keeps it. Van Hierden went on to win followed by Schmitt & Sheppard. Heat winners were Schmitt & Van Hierden.

The final feature of the night had the Performance Motorsports Modifieds take to the track. Joel Crowbridge & Mike Mueller led the field around to take the green as cars sorted out on the first lap. Dan Roedl powered his way out front by lap 2 with Jeremy Christians following suit. Christians started to reel in the leader & on lap 5 takes the lead coming out of turn 2. Caution falls on lap 7 as Christians keeps his spot followed by Roedl & Kelly Brown. The next few circuits saw the battle of the #33 cars for 2nd spot between Roedl & Brown. Brown takes 2nd spot on lap 8 only to have Roedl reclaim it the next time by. Brown took the position back next time around and was giving his everything running the high line to catch the leader. Brown was forced to retire to the pits on lap 15 with a flat tire. Christians went on to win followed by Roedl & Mueller. Heat winners were Christians & Crowbridge.

Next week is Fan Appreciation Night at the races. Come and meet your favorite driver on the track at intermission! Wear your current or vintage Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway T-shirt to get $2.00 off general admission plus lots of giveaways for the kids! It is also the Dave Draheim Memorial Race.

More information about local racing on the Horsepower Half Mile at http://www.dodgecountyspeedwaywi.com/

Photos by Leader Photography

IMCA Modified – A-Main
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Race Points
1 7 99X Jeremy Christians Horicon , Wi 40
2 6 33X Dan Roedl Beaver Dam, Wi 39
3 3 3M Mike Mueller Fond Du, Wi 38
4 13 89 Adam Reed Rubicon , Wi 37
5 4 27 Frank Firari Juneau , Wi 36
6 2 28C Joel Crowbridge Burlington , Wi 35
7 1 95 Jeff Bodendorfer Jr Waterford , Wi 34
8 9 9 Mike Sullivan 33
9 8 21F Nick Firari Reeseville , Wi 32
10 5 33H Kelly Brown Beaver Dam, Wi 31
11 10 17R Kevin Reed West Allis, Wi 30
12 11 0 Scottie Hatton Clyman , Wi 29
13 12 5X Tim Lemirande Middleton , Wi 28
IMCA Sport Modified – A-Main
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Race Points
1 7 66C Colten Van Hierden Beaver Dam, Wi 40
2 5 49 Keith Schmitt Beaver Dam, Wi 39
3 4 29S Tim Sheppard 38
4 2 29 Nick Heelin Fort Atkinson, Wi 37
5 1 12T Tim Thrun 36
6 3 17S Jack Jones Rio , Wi 35
7 10 66 Adam Perschek Oconomowoc , Wi 34
8 9 103 Brekken Kleinschmidt North Fond, Wi 33
9 8 69K Travis Kleindl Beaver Dam, Wi 32
10 6 11S Jeff Schmuhl Fall River, Wi 31
Street Stock – A-Main
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Race Points
1 10 33H Chad Hummelmeier Beaver Dam, Wi 40
2 4 5 Dan Miller Watertown , Wi 39
3 3 87 Aaron Falbe Beaver Dam, Wi 38
4 9 68 Russ Davison Horicon , Wi 37
5 8 12E Steve Ecker Montello , Wi 36
6 1 77H Michael Held Hustisford , Wi 35
7 6 99 Phillip Wuesthoff Beaver Dam, Wi 34
8 5 55K Jesse Krahn Beaver Dam, Wi 33
9 11 74D Tim Draheim Beaver Dam, Wi 32
10 12 49 Craig Lepple Beaver Dam, Wi 31
11 2 76H Jeremy Hallmeyer Randolph , Wi 30
12 7 75F James Fletcher Burnett , Wi 29
13 13 22 Tim Tiedt 28
Grand National – A-Main
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Race Points
1 7 10R Jeff Richards Montello , Wi 37
2 6 9R Kenny Richards Montello , Wi 36
3 4 20 Nathan Persha Horicon , Wi 35
4 1 29X Jay Schaalma Juneau , Wi 34
5 2 27S John Stanton Reeseville , Wi 33
6 3 7A Todd Ascherien Beaver Dam, Wi 32
7 5 11R Larry Richards Montello , Wi 31
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About Fair Assoc

The Dodge County Fair Association is a State of Wisconsin Corporation formed for the purpose of operating a fairgrounds, which is presently located four (4) miles east of the city of Beaver Dam on State Highway 33 on 40 acres of land, which the Corporation owns. The Association is an IRC (Internal Revenue Code) Sec. 501(c)(3) organization. Your tax deductible contributions are appreciated to maintain buildings and grounds.

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