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by Charlie Spry
Columbus, WI. (Friday, August 10, 2012). Luke Hoffman made the most of his pole position start in the late model feature here on Friday night, leading the race from start to finish.

Hoffman and Kyle Smith brought the field to the green flag, with Hoffman clearing for the lead by the completion of the first lap. Scott Patrick quickly took over the second spot from Smith, with Curt Clapper grabbing the third spot. Brady Liddle also moved up, as Smith began to fade from contention. All eyes were on fast qualifier Ron Bishofberger, as he tried his best to move up on the leaders. The event went without a caution flag, as Hoffman pulled away at times, while at other times it seemed that the pack behind was catching him. In the end, the running order changed little, as Hoffman took the win, followed by Patrick, Clapper, Liddle, and Rob Retallick. Bishofberger moved up to claim sixth. Bishofberger was the fastest qualifier for the evening, with heat race wins going to Terry Sauer, Al Weishoff, and Rob Retallick.

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by Charlie Spry
Columbus, WI. (Friday, August 3, 2012). Lincoln "The President" Keeser became only the second driver this season to win more than a single feature event in the late model division, as the Johnson Creek pilot garnered his second of the season.

Keeser and rookie Brent Edmunds brought the field to the green flag, with Keeser quickly gaining control. Edmunds fell back, as another rookie, Kyle Smith settled into the second spot. Jerry Auby and Brady Liddle were close behind, with Liddle taking the third spot from Auby on lap six, then following up with a move to second the following lap. Point leader Don Gaserude and Ron Bishofberger were moving up quickly, with Gaserude taking third from Smith, and Bishofberger following into fourth. Meanwhile, Keeser continued to set the pace, with Liddle looking to make his car stick on the outside groove for the pass and lead, gaining a foothold on several occasions, only to fall back time and again. Gaserude was close behind, waiting for a mistake from either of the frontrunners, as Keeser had a mirror full of cars. Keeser continued to the end of the caution-free event with his steady pace, as Liddle fell back on the last lap, giving Gaserude the second spot and Bishofberger the third spot. At the checkers, "The President" got re-elected to another feature victory this season, with Gaserude, Bishofberger, Liddle, and Curt Clapper behind. Earlier in the evening, Gaserude set the fastest qualifying lap, with heat race victories going to Keeser and Auby.

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Columbus, WI. (Friday, July 27, 2012). Jerry Eckhardt, Kody Hubred, Dave Trute, Keith Erickson, and Andy Ward Jr. were the big winners of the feature events during the Jake Wasserburger memorial event held here. The program was run in honor of the 2009 street stock champion and two-time rookie-of-the-year, who was taken from us a few months ago.

Veteran Jerry Eckhardt and Jake's Dad, John, brought the field to the green flag at the start of the late model feature. The event was marred by several cautions, mostly for spinning cars, some of their own doing, and some with "help." Each caution would bring a new challenger to Eckhardt, whose car appeared to stutter on restarts, but run better once up to full speed. Point leader Don Gaserude, Brady Liddle, and multi-time track champion Ron Bishofberger all had chances to challenge Eckhardt's lead, and after a final late caution, Gaserude and Liddle ran side by side behind Eckhardt, as Jerry enjoyed watching the battle in his mirror. In the end, Eckhardt took the win, with Liddle, Gaserude, Bishofberger, and Scott Patrick following. Bishofberger set fast time for the evening, with heat race checkereds going to Eric Connell, Al Weishoff, and Michael Clapper.


by Charlie Spry
Columbus, WI. (Friday, July 20, 2012). Brady Liddle of Oregon scored his first career late model feature win at the track, and did it in impressive fashion, powering into the lead late in the event and guiding the field to the checkers.

Dan Jung took the lead at the start of the event, and after a caution on lap one, again took the lead over veteran Bill Retallick. Retallick would spin on lap four while diving into the turn under Jung, backing off to avoid making contact, but spinning in the process. On the restart, Jung led once again, now having Kyle Jarlsberg and Curt Clapper on his tail. Clapper got along the outside of Jung, but drifted back a bit as Brady Liddle began making his presence felt. Liddle would relieve Clapper of the second spot on lap 12, just as the caution would appear once again for a spin at the back of the pack. Jung again led on the start, with Jarlsberg and a resurgent Clapper battling for second. Another spin on lap 16 saw the caution flag displayed again, with Jung still leading on the restart. Clapper jumped to the outside of Jung in an attempt to unseat the leader, when the two made contact on lap 19, thus relegating both to the back of the pack. This gave the lead to Jarlsberg, who now had Michael Clapper and Liddle to contend with. Liddle took the second spot on lap 22, as Don Gaserude worked his way up to third. Liddle appeared to settle into the second spot, but as Jarlsberg's car began to lose grip a bit, Liddle gathered all the momentum, and flew by Jarlsberg on lap 32, seemingly shot out of a cannon. Liddle then took the win, followed by Jarlsberg, Gaserude, Al Weishoff, and Ron Bishofberger. Bishofberger had earlier set fast time for the division, while Jody Krueger, Lincoln Keeser, and Curt Clapper scored heat race victories.

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Columbus, WI. (Friday, July 13, 2012). Johnson Creek's "The President" Lincoln Keeser took control at the start of the late model feature here Friday night, and was never passed, as he vetoed the rest of the field from the throne.

Keeser gained the lead at the start from fellow front row starter Chad Devine, and from there withstood several stoppages of the event for various spins and minor incidents, as throughout the event Curt Clapper, Michael Clapper, point leader Don Gaserude, and four time track champion Ron Bishofberger all mounted serious challenges. After a caution on lap 23, Gaserude looked to be able to make the pass for the lead on the outside, but another caution on lap 27 changed the scenario, with Bishofberger now making his move on the outside to try to make the pass stick. Bishofberger could briefly nose ahead, but could never complete the pass, and fell inches short at the end, as Keeser took his second career late model feature win here, and first of the season. Bishofberger followed in second, followed by Gaserude, Michael Clapper (who started last on the field), and Curt Clapper. Earlier in the evening, Bishofberger set fast time, with Michael Clapper and Jerry Eckhardt winning the heat races.

Racing events at the Columbus 151 Speedway have been cancelled for this Friday, July 6th, due to the extreme heat. It's just too hot to ask our fans and drivers participate in this extreme heat. Racing will continue next Friday with hopefully cooler weather!

Columbus 151 Speedway will not be open for Tuning and Testing this Wed
July 4. Tuning and Testing will continue every Wednesday July 11 through
September 19, 2012.

Due to dry weather conditions we have resceduled our THUNDERCATS
Firework show to Friday August 24, 2012.

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by Charlie Spry
Columbus, WI. (Friday, June 29, 2012). Spencer Schultz took control of the late model feature at the start here Friday night, leading the event from start to finish to gain his first ever feature win in the division.

Taking the lead from his pole position start, Schultz had anything but an easy time of it, as a multi-car mishap at the rear of the field caused the caution to be displayed on lap 2. On the restart, Schultz's mirror was filled with veteran Jerry Eckhardt, Joel Soenksen, and point leader Don Gaserude. Gaserude relieved Soenksen of third place on the ninth lap, with Ron Bishofberger taking fifth on lap 11. Gaserude repeatedly tried to take second from Eckhardt, while Schultz enjoyed the scene in his mirror, maintaining his lead. Soenksen gained the third spot back from Gaserude, when another caution came out for a spinning car. The restart on lap 28 saw Schultz maintain his lead, while Eckhardt fought off the advances of Gaserude, who took the third spot back from Soenksen, and tried to gain second from Eckhardt on the tricky outside groove. A resurgent Bishofberger worked past both Soenksen and Gaserude in the closing laps, as Schultz had relatively clear sailing to grab his first big win. Eckhardt placed second, followed by Bishofberger, Gaserude, and Soenksen. Earlier in the evening, Gaserude had set fast time, with heat race victories being recorded by Tiffany Desjarlais and Eckhardt.

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by Charlie Spry
Columbus, WI. (Friday, June 22, 2012). Nick Nolden took advantage of a little bit of an opening left by Jerry Eckhardt on the last lap to edge past and into the lead and ultimate feature win for the late models at Columbus 151 Speedway on Friday night.

Eckhardt and Joel Soenksen brought the field to the green, with Eckhardt jumping into the lead. Nolden followed closely, as Don Gaserude began working on the outside, finding himself in third spot in short order. The caution flag was displayed on lap 12, when Rob Retallick made hard contact with the wall on the fourth turn. Rob was not injured, but his machine was done for the night. On the restart, Eckhardt assumed command, while Nolden and Gaserude were looking for a way past. A caution on lap 22 for a spinning car brought no change on the restart, as again, Eckhardt took the lead, with Nolden down low and Gaserude looking to the high side. Another spin before a lap was completed brought another restart, with the same results coming into play when the green flag was waved once again. Gaserude continually looked to the outside of both Nolden and Eckhardt, would fall back in line, then make an attempt again. It appeared that this would be the way they would finish, however, Eckhardt gave just a bit too much room on the final lap off turn one, opening the door just slightly for Nolden to look under. At this same time, Gaserude was committed to going to the outside, making for a possible three wide situation on the backstretch during the last lap. Gaserude wisely backed out of the throttle, allowing Nolden and Eckhardt to make their run to the finish, with Nolden pulling ahead. Eckhardt finished a close second, followed by Gaserude, Jerry Auby, and Pete Moore, who was making his first start of the season. Gaserude set fast time during qualifications, with heat race victories going to Lincoln Keeser, Curt Clapper, and Spencer Schultz.

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