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By Andrew Schaller
COLUMBUS, WI (Friday, August 26, 2011) Al Weishoff of Columbus started on the pole and held off the current point leader, Ron Bishofberger to capture the 35 lap Late Model feature at Columbus 151 Speedway on Friday night. Weishoff led every lap as on his way to his first feature win of the 2011 season.

Weishoff and Bishofberger paced the field to green with Weishoff grabbing the lead on lap one as Bishofberger pulled in line behind him for second. After a quick caution on lap two, Weishoff maintained his lead as he and Bishofberger started to pull away from the pack. The top two continued to stretch their advantage while Jerry Eckhardt tried to hold on to the third spot. With two laps remaining, Bishofberger pulled up to the rear bumper of Weishoff to attempt one more pass for the lead. But Weishoff held tough on the point to see the checkers first with Bishofberger right behind for second. Eckhardt hung on to finish third with Jerry Auby and Michael Clapper rounding out the top five.


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By Andrew Schaller
COLUMBUS, WI (Friday, August 5, 2011) One week after Bill Retallick led every lap of the Late Model feature to get the win, Rob Retallick repeated the performance as he captured the 35 lap feature event at Columbus 151 Speedway.

Retallick and Andy Tomlinson paced the field to green with Retallick gaining the top spot as they exited turn four on the first lap. Tomlinson tucked in line behind Retallick with Michael Clapper up to third. The leaders lined up single file as the laps ticked away. Tomlinson followed Retallick closely as they maneuvered through lapped traffic at the mid-point of the race. The duo broke free of traffic with ten laps remaining in the contest as Tomlinson began to size up the leader. Tomlinson applied heavy pressure as the pair separated themselves from the rest of the pack. But Retallick held Tomlinson at bay to see the checkers first and get the win. Tomlinson settled for second followed by Clapper, Al Weishoff and Nick Wendt.


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By Andrew Schaller
COLUMBUS, WI (Friday, July 29, 2011) Marshall’s Bill Retallick started on the pole and held off some fierce challenges to gain the win of the 35 lap Late Model feature on Friday at Columbus 151 Speedway. The part-time racer led every lap of the event as he withstood heavy pressure throughout the entire race.

Retallick and Jason Deppe led the field to green with Retallick gaining control and Andy Wendt following into second. The first of several cautions waved on lap five. On the restart, Mark Miller took a shot at the early leader as he tried to pull to his outside. Miller couldn’t make the move stick as he fell back and tucked into line behind Wendt for third. Wendt stayed in Retallick’s tracks waiting for him to make a mistake so he could capitalize. The second caution waved on lap 15. Scott Patrick took his turn on the outside of Retallick for the restart. Patrick tried to pull alongside the leader, but was unable to do so as he fell back into a battle with Wendt for second. After a caution for debris on lap 22, Patrick drew even with Retallick looking to lead. Patrick tried to hang on in the outside groove, but eventually slipped back into a fight with Wendt for second. A final caution on lap 30 set up a five lap shootout to the finish with Wendt looking to take one final stab at the lead. As racing resumed, Wendt fired to the high side to make his move. But Retallick stayed strong on the point as he saw the checkers first to get the win. Wendt settled for second followed by Patrick, Miller and Jerry Eckhardt.


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By Andrew Schaller
COLUMBUS, WI (Friday, July 22, 2011) Fort Atkinson’s Don Gaserude grabbed his second feature win of the 2011 season at Columbus 151 Speedway by capturing the Justin Schade Memorial Late Model main event. Making use of the outside groove Gaserude worked his way to the front and went on to win the 35 lap affair.

Al Weishoff and Eric Melchior paced the field to green with Weishoff taking control exiting turn two. Spencer Schultz followed into second with Jerry Eckhardt running third. Gaserude made his way into the top five by lap ten as he began to work the outside groove moving forward. Gaserude made it to third before Eckhardt and Tyler Sauter made contact to bring out the first caution period. Using the outside lane on the restart, Gaserude pulled even with Weishoff as they battled door to door. Gaserude continued to inch forward lap after lap until finally clearing for the top spot on lap 32. A late caution set up a green/white/checker finish, but Gaserude stayed strong at the point to get the win. Weishoff came home second followed by Schultz, Lincoln Keeser and Nick Wendt.


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By Andrew Schaller
COLUMBUS, WI (Friday, July 15, 2011) Baraboo’s Joel Soenksen led flag to flag to capture the Late Model feature event at Columbus 151 Speedway on Friday night. After coming very close to getting that first win of the 2011 season in recent weeks, Soenksen was not going to be denied this win as he was never seriously challenged for the top spot.

Kurt Clapper and Soenksen paced the field to green as Soenksen took control on lap one. Michael Clapper followed into second as the leaders lined up single file. The first of two cautions waved on lap seventeen. Soenksen restarted as the leader with Michael Clapper and Don Gaserude side by side behind him. As racing resumed, Soenksen began to slip away from the pack while Clapper and Gaserude fought over the second spot. Caution number two appeared on lap 21 with the same scenario unfolding for the second restart. Soenksen immediately opened up a healthy advantage while Clapper and Gaserude battled for second. Gaserude began to lose grip on the outside as he slipped back into the pack. Scott Patrick moved up to challenge Clapper for second, but Clapper continued to hold him at bay as the laps wound down. Soenksen cruised to the checkers as he led every lap on his way to the win. Clapper held off Patrick for second with Nick Nolden and Nick Wendt rounding out the top five.


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By Andrew Schaller
COLUMBUS, WI (Friday, July 8, 2011) Fort Atkinson’s Ron Bishofberger successfully used a couple early restarts to make his way to the front of the field on Friday night and win the 35 lap Late Model feature event. The win marks the third feature victory on the season for the veteran in his quest to regain the points lead.

Spencer Schultz and Eric Connell paced the field to green with Schultz grabbing the early lead entering turn three on the opening lap. The first of four cautions appeared on lap two for debris with Connell and Mark Miller lined up behind Schultz on the restart. Miller charged up alongside Schultz when racing resumed as the duo battled side by side for the top spot. Miller fell back in line behind Schultz on lap six as he tried to regain his momentum. On lap 15, Miller experienced mechanical difficulties forcing him to pull off the racing surface. Simultaneously, Russ Grossen spun in turn two to force the second caution period of the night. Schultz restarted as the leader with Connell and Bishofberger door to door in his rear view mirror. As the green flew once again, Bishofberger rifled to the outside of Schultz looking to steal the lead. Bishofberger claimed the point just before the yellow flag waved on lap 16. Schultz spun down the backstretch as the field got up to speed on the restart, forcing the final caution of the event. Bishofberger began to open up a large lead as racing got back underway as Nick Wendt moved into third. Wendt slipped past Connell for the second spot on lap 20 as he set his sights on Bishofberger, who was enjoying a healthy advantage. On lap 30, Bishofberger made contact with a lapped competitor, allowing Wendt to close rapidly on the leader. Bishofberger regained composure to hold off a hard charging Wendt over the final five circuits and claim the win. Wendt came home second followed by Andy Wendt, Connell and Jerry Eckhardt.


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By Andrew Schaller
COLUMBUS, WI (Friday, July 01, 2011) Watertown’s Nick Wendt made a late race move around Joel Soenksen of Baraboo to capture the Cherry Bomb 50 lap Late Model feature at Columbus 151 Speedway on Friday night. Wendt’s victory marked his second of the season as he closed the gap in the standings on point leader Ron Bishofberger.

Soenksen and Eric Connell paced the field to green with Soenksen taking control as they entered turn one on the first lap. Jerry Eckhardt followed past Connell into second with Al Weishoff up to third. The leaders ran nose to tail until contact between Weishoff and Bishofberger forced Weishoff to spin and bring out the first of two caution periods. On the restart, it was Soenksen showing the way with Wendt pulling down in front of Eckhardt to claim second. Wendt began to search for an opening to get by the early leader, but each time Soenksen thwarted his efforts. Weishoff spun one more time on lap 34 to bring about the final caution period with Soenksen still the leader and Wendt right behind. With only seven circuits remaining, Wendt took a peek on the outside as he tried to draw even with Soenksen. Wendt pulled alongside the leader as he continued to inch forward. Wendt shot out into the lead on lap 45 as Soenksen dropped to second. Wendt showed the way over the final five laps to see the checkers first and get the win. Soenksen was second followed by Kurt Clapper, Don Gaserude and Eckhardt.


Madison’s Ed Jackson flexed his muscle as he dominated the 25 lap Sportsman main event. Starting from the pole, Jackson grabbed the lead on lap one, brining Dan Schmidt along for second. Ben Hewitt made his way to the third spot on lap two as the leaders lined up nose to tail. They continued to race single file lap after lap with Jackson showing the way. The race ran caution free as Jackson cruised to the stripe to get the win. Schmidt was second with Hewitt, Gary Winters and Phil Denikas rounding out the top five.


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