RESULTS BY RICH PLUM......If you see Rich, thank him for these results.....
August 21, 2004
Heat#1-Jeff Larson,Dan Shelliam,Mark Curwen,Dan Gallant,Mike Miller
Heat#2-Terry Huizel,Syeve Morgan,Lyle Zanker,Matt Rodebaugh,Craig Jacobs
Feature-Jeff Larson,Dan Gallant,Dan Shelliam,Mike Miller,Steve Morgan,Lyle Zanker,Terry Huizel,Matt Rodebaugh,Craig Jacobs,Greg Wagner,Jeremiah Hurst,Mike Fryer,Mark Curwen,Jon Rogers,Mel Abels,Pat Gillespie
Heat#1-Josh Vinnedge,Bob Silaggi,Tim Sorn,Jeff Larson,Steve Wetter
Heat#2-Scott Lemke,Ron Barker,Rod Vautsmier,Reed Withers,Scott Holbert
Heat#3-Mike Garland,Mark Verbeck,Tim Maurer,Terry Pfeiffer,Sean Rupp
Feature-Scott Lemke,Ron Barker,Reed Withers,Scott Holbert,Mike Garland,Rod Vautsmier,Tim Maurer,Tim Sorn,Mike Schnirla,Sean Rupp,Jamie Pfeiffer,Andy Dinges,Terry Pfeiffer,Steve Wetter,Bob Silaggi,Mike Dittmar,Josh Vinnedge,Jeff Larson,Mark Verbeck,Jason Leverington,Martin Johnson,BillHorn
Heat#1-Matt Crawford,Dave Milie,Bruce Schmitz,Travis Denning
Heat#2-Mike Kline,Mike Kueling,Bob Bollon,Joe Foshee,Austin Blume
Feature-Mike Kline,Bob Bollon,Mike Kueling,Dave Stichter,Matt Crawford,Austin Blume,Dave Milie,Bruce Schmitz,Ttracy Mienders,Kieth Brietol,Joe Foshee,Travis Denning
Heat#1-Randy Leehan,Donavan Stichter,Buddy Boyd,Jess Larson
Heat#2-Bob Silaggi,Jason Roth,Chuck Turner,Chuck Hall
Feature-Bob Silaggi,Chuck Turner,Rany Lehan,Jason Roth,Joe Huenefeld,Spike Folgate,Buddy Boyd,Jess Larson,Donavan Stichter,Chuck Hall,Roger Trame
Heat#1-Ricki Shenberger,Ed Williams.Nick Breed,Tim Gross,Kieth Huenefeld
Heat#2-Dan Evans,Zach Maurer,Donnie Cole
Feature-Dan Evans,Nick Breed,Tim Gross,Zach Maurer,Ed Williams,Chuck Griffin,Ricky Shenberger,Greg McKinstrey,Jake Petticrew,Donnie Cole,Gordin Lipe,Kieth Huenefeld,Kevin Green
WDRL at Freeport, IL Aug 19th
Photo by Marcus Mackey
MILLER HOLDS ON FOR WDRL WIN AT FREEPORT
Illinois driver survives late-race mechanical woes
By Tom Lathen and Phil Roberts
WORLD Dirt Racing League
Freeport, Ill. (Aug. 20, 2004) -- Darren Miller held off the late charge of
Steve Francis on Thursday night to win the Jumpin' Joe's/Hooker Harness 40,
a WORLD Dirt Racing League-sanctioned event held here at Freeport Raceway
The PolyDome Super Series driver from Chadwick, Ill., survived a late-race
caution flag and some unexpected mechanical problems to pick up the win in
front of the large "Pretzel City Showdown" crowd at the northwest Illinois
"It was a good race for us, and we had a good car early in the race to let
us get the lead when we needed it," said Miller. "We had some problems there
the last 15 laps. I had a four-link rod break or a bolt came out or
something, and the car wasn't very good at the end but we were able to hold
After securing the pole starting position with a win in the Iowa-Illinois
Taylor Insulation pole dash, Miller fell behind outside front-row starter
Brady Smith on the opening circuit as Smith¹s Kapus-Erickson Chrysler/Big
Red Motorsports entry darted into the lead as the field raced out of turn
Miller followed the early leader for the opening five laps before pulling
alongside of Smith as the pair raced down the back straightaway on lap six.
On the next go-around, Miller placed his car number 32D on the bottom
through turns three and four and outran Smith out of the corner to grab the
The race's first caution flag was waved on lap 25 when Steve Kosiski¹s car
number 52 slowed to a halt in turn two, with the second caution coming out
directly following the restart when series points leader Kyle Berck also
slowed in turn two with mechanical problems.
When racing resumed, Francis roared into second in his Larry Morning-owned
entry, and on lap 28 the Ashland, Ky., driver showed a front fender to the
race leader as the pair raced out of turn two and headed down the back
Miller was able to regain control, however, and prior to the final caution
flag, two laps from the finish, had moved out to a five-car length advantage
With Francis in tow, Miller won the two-lap sprint to the finish, with Smith
wheeling his car number 2 to a third-place finish.
"The way the car was, I sure didn't need those cautions toward the end,"
"After I ran a few laps, I could get it kind of smoothed out, but on those
restarts, it was a hand full. We managed, though, and that's the important
Smith's third-place finish pulled the Solon Springs, Wis.,
series rookie to
within 47 points of Berck in the WDRL point standings.
In the modified portion of the Mark Verbeck on Annawan, IL
took the top honors in the 20 lap A-main. A solid field of 21 modifieds
were on hand for the $500 win event. Verbeck took the lead on the second
lap and was able to hold off several challenges from Scott Lemke and Mike
Garland. Lemke and Garland would finish on the second and third spots while
Marty Thompson of Mineral, IL and Rich Smith of Davenport, IA would round
out the top 5.
FREEPORT RACEWAY PARK
THURSDAY, AUG. 19
Heat 1 Mark Verbeck, Jason Leverington, Andy Dinges
Heat 2 Scott Lemke, Terry Pfeiffer, Rodney Vaustmeier
Heat 3 Mike Garland, Scott Holbert, Mike Schnirla
Feature: Mark Verbeck, Scott Lemke, Mike Garland, Marty Thompson, Rich Smith, Scott Holbert, Terry Pfeiffer, Reed Withers, Randy Neiman, Rodney Vaustmeier, Mike Schirla, Mike Dittmar, Jason Leverington, Mike Billhorn, Andy Dinges, Tim Sorn, Bob Silaggi, Spike Folgate, Mitch Zanker, Ken Kostenbater, Josh Vinnedge
First PolyDome Qualifier: 1. Jeff Bair (Solon, IA), 2. Dan Shelliam (Hazel
Green, WI), 3. Steve Morgan (Orangeville, IL), 4. Steve Boley (West Liberty,
IA), 5. Denny Eckrich (Tiffin, IA).
Second PolyDome Qualifier: 1. Darren Miller (Chadwick, IL), 2. Chris Carlson
(Greenfield, WI), 3. Mark Teske (Spring Valley, MN), 4. Kyle Berck
(Marquette, NE), 5. Dave Eckrich (Cosgrove, IA).
Third PolyDome Qualifier: 1. Brady Smith (Solon Springs, WI), 2. Ray Guss
Jr. (Milan, IL), 3. Keith Foss (Winona, MN), 4. Matt Furman (Iowa City, IA),
5. Eric Pember (Pittsfield, WI).
Fourth PolyDome Qualifier: 1. Steve Francis (Ashland, KY), 2. Joe Kosiski
(Omaha, NE), 3. John Hampel (Nodaway, IA), 4. Jeff Larson (Freeport, IL), 5.
Pete Parker (Kaukauna, WI).
First KSE Racing Products Consolation: 1. Steve Kosiski (Papillion, NE), 2.
Parker, 3. Skip Frey (Ely, IA), 4. Craig Jacobs (Freeport, IL), 5. Steve
Isenberg (Marshfield, WI).
Second KSE Racing Products Consolation: 1. Tommy Elston (Keokuk, IA), 2.
Dave Eckrich, 3. Mike Miller (Leaf River, IL), 4. Mark Curwen (Hazel Green,
WI), 5. Darrell DeFrance (Marshalltown, IA).
Iowa-Illinois Taylor Insulation Pole Dash: 1. Miller, 2. Smith, 3. Bair, 4.
Francis, 5. Foss, 6. Guss.
Jumpin' Joe's/Hooker Harness 40-lap feature: 1. Miller, 2. Francis, 3.
Smith, 4. Guss, 5. Foss, 6. Bair, 7. Denny Eckrich, 8. Joe Kosiski, 9.
Elston, 10. Larson, 11. Carlson, 12. Dave Eckrich, 13. Teske, 14. Furman,
15. Isenberg, 16. Ace Ihm (Hazel Green, WI), 17. Pember, 18. Morgan, 19.
Berck, 20. Miller, 21. Shelliam, 22. Steve Kosiski, 23. Frey, 24. Boley, 25.
Parker, 26. Hampel.
Additional information of interest:
* Billet Proof Lap Leaders: Smith (1-7), Miller (8-40)
* QA1 Shocks Passing Points winner: Francis (64.28)
* Seubert Calf Ranches Rookie-of-the-Race: Smith
* Chase Race Decals Hard Luck Award winner: Berck
Contingency Award Winners:
* Oval Craft Racing Aluminum Designs: Miller, Francis, Smith
MSD Ignition: Guss
* Performance Bodies: Foss
* Peterson Fluid Systems: Denny Eckrich
* Fast Shafts by Axle Exchange: Joe Kosiski
* Hooker Harness: Elston
* Weld Wheels: Carlson
* Diamond Oil/Sunoco Race Fuels: Dave Eckrich
For more information on or the latest schedule for the PolyDome Super
Series, check out the WORLD Dirt Racing League's Web site
(www.worldraceleague.com) or contact series founder and director Jim Wilson
by phone (816-228-3951) or e-mail
Here is an additional article
from Freeport Jounarl Standard
WORLD DIRT RACING LEAGUE: A hometown victory
The flagman waves the checkered flag as the Modified class wraps up its hot laps Thursday night at Freeport Raceway Park.
Chadwick's Darren Miller wins race versus best in the Midwest
By Eric Huenefeld, For The Journal-Standard
FREEPORT -- Chadwick's Darren Miller began his racing career not too long ago racing Sportsman cars on Saturday nights at Freeport Raceway Park.
Picking up the class quick, he moved to the Late Model Division. He won a track championship, and moved on to other area race tracks and soon began to travel across the midwest and nationally.
This season he's already won a race in the Stacker 2 Xtreme Dirtcar Series as a rookie, and also won a $20,000-to win race in Oklahoma this spring.
But Thursday night at Freeport Raceway, it came full circle.
Miller came home the big winner in the Polydome Super Series' "Jumpin Joe's/Hooker Harness 40" at Freeport Raceway Park, taking the $5,000 prize at the place he considers home.
"It's always nice to come back and win in front of your home fans," Miller said. "Especially in a big race like this."
Miller earned the pole for the main event by winning the six-lap pole dash comprised of the top qualifying drivers in the evening's heat races. He was challenged right off the bat by Solon Springs, Wis., driver Brady Smith. Smith, the winner of the Polydome Super Series "Pretzel City Shootout" in April at FRP, took the lead from Miller on the opening lap and held that spot for the first seven circuits.
On Lap 8, Miller would power underneath Smith in the fourth turn to take the lead. The field proceeded to string out and ran under green for the first 24 laps, until a caution for Omaha, Neb., driver Steve Kosiski brought out the first of four yellow flags. The yellow flag gave Smith and last year's Freeport winner Steve Francis a chance to cut into Miller's 15-carlength lead.
Francis would slip into second and set his sites on Miller. Francis appeared to be reeling in Miller, but needed a caution flag, and with only 2 laps to go, he got it.
Orangeville's Steve Morgan brought out the final caution on Lap 38 and set up a two-lap dash to the checkers, with Miller keeping Francis at bay, winning by three carlengths. The checkered flag was a welcome site for Miller.
"About midway through, I broke a four-length rod," the winner explained. "The rear end was moving all around, and I was telling (my crew) 'I'm broke,' and they were like, 'too bad.' I'm glad that held together."
Following Miller, Francis and Smith to the line was Milan's Ray Guss Jr. and Winona, Minnesota's Keith Foss. Keokuk, Iowa driver Tommy Elston made the biggest charge of the night, coming from the 20th spot to 9th.
The undercard for the evening was the Modified Division, who ran a 20-lap main event. Annawan driver Mark Verbeck was the big winner on this night, beating out regular foes Scotte Lemke and Mike Garland. Verbeck took the lead from polesitter Andy Dinges on Lap 2 and never looked back, despite numerous challenges from Lemke and Garland.
Out-of-towners Marty Thompson and Rich Smith rounded out the top five.
The WORLD Invades Freeport
FREEPORT, IL The World Dirt Racing League is prepared to make it’s second and final stop of the 2004 season at Freeport Raceway Park on Thursday August 19th. That night will mark the 2nd annual “Pretzel City Showdown”. The highlight of the evening will be the “Jumpin Joes/Hooker Harness 40” paying $5,000 to the winner. Last year’s event saw Ashland, KY’s Steve Francis hold of a hard-charging Darren Miller of nearby Chadwick, IL to claim the top honors.
The event is expected to draw drivers from as far away as Nebraska, Kentucky, and Minnesota. The impressive roster includes track champions from throughout the Midwest and even a past NASCAR national champion or two. Included in this list is two time WDRL champion and former International Motor Contest Association national champion Kyle Berck of Marquette, Nebraska. Berck has used the momentum of three wins in his last six WDRL starts to recapture the points lead and is making a run at his third straight title. He will need to keep that momentum up as he hopes to hold of WDRL rookie Brady Smith of Solon Springs, WI who currently sits in the runner-up spot. Smith will be a man to watch as he made history by being the first rookie to ever win a WDRL main event at the “Spring Nationals” in Freeport this past April.
Joining these two will be such traveling stars such as brothers Steve, Ed and Joe, members of Nebraska’s legendary Kosiski racing family. Joe and Ed are both former Nascar national champions. Blue Grass, Iowa’s Gary Webb, another Nascar national champion, is expected to join the Kosiski brothers. 46 late models were in attendance this past April and another strong field is expected.
Many late model competitors from Freeport Raceway Park’s Saturday night roster will be competing against the touring stars. The local drivers look forward to the opportunity to step up to the plate against the WDRL’s regulars. Freeport’s Terry Huizel explains “I like it when they come to town. They’re the best in the Midwest. We get to run against them, but we’re on our home track. That help’s us out. Plus, the drivers on the series are good guys. They don’t tear up our equipment. They treat us with respect, and we treat them with respect.”
Huizel is a 34 year veteran of Freeport Raceway Park and knows his way around the big half-mile oval. During his career he has notched numerous feature victories. Topping that list of achievements is a victory at the 2003 Rebel held each fall at the raceway. At last years WDRL appearance, Huizel led the Freeport drivers with a twelfth place finish. Armed with a new Rocket race car and a couple of new engines, fans should be on the lookout for an even better finish from Huizel behind the wheel of his familiar orange number 72.
During his 34 years, Huizel has driven for many different promoters and racing series. One that is well known to local fans is the Nascar Busch All-Star Series. That series, led by then director of competition Jim Wilson, had made a few stops in Freeport from time to time. After Nascar disbanded the tour, Wilson started the WDRL which is in its third year of existence. “The WDRL is a lot better than the Nascar All-Star Series. Jim Wilson is doing a great job. He’s listening to what people want. Both the fans and drivers love it.”
Agreeing with Huizel’s comments about fans loving the WDRL is longtime Freeport fan Gary Popp. Popp will travel throughout Illinois and Iowa for the opportunity to see the top dirt late model drivers compete. “There’s nothing better than to see the Midwest’s best drivers at your home track.. Seeing the drivers and their huge haulers is incredible. The WDRL puts on a well run show with friendly officials. They even talk to the fans after the races. It’s a class organization.”
Joining Huizel on the track from Freeport’s Saturday night roster is Hazel Green, WI’s Dan Shelliam. In only his second full season in a late model, Shelliam captured a heat race victory and a stunning victory in the pole dash at the April event. That put him the front row for the $5,000 to win feature race. “We got caught with a bad set up for the feature”, said Shelliam. “We had some lead in the wrong spot and the wrong spring in the car.” Shelliam finished twelfth in the main event. Fixing those problems could make the Hazel Green driver a front runner come feature time on the August 19th
“We’re aiming and ready for that race. We’ve been trying some different things and seeing how they work. We’ve had pretty good results. We’ve been able to go from the back to the front at Freeport.”
Though in only his second full season behind the wheel of Davis, IL’s Dave Becke owned number 27 late model, Shelliam has had success in other division’s. In his nine year career, he has won two Pro Stock championship at the Farley (IA) speedway and three Rebel championships in Freeport in both the Hobby Stock and Sportsman classes.
Shelliam enjoys the experience and knowledge he gains by running in a WDRL event. “Competition doesn’t hurt. It steps your game up. When you run against the big guys, you learn a lot more. It teaches you a lot. “
Shelliam and Huizel will be joined by several of Freeport Raceway Park’s local drivers as they defend their turf August 19th in the “Pretzel City Showdown”. The late models will be joined that night by the modified division which will compete in a 20 lap feature. Gate will open at 5:00 , hot laps will start at 6:30 and racing action will begin at 7:00. Admission for the night is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and kids 6-12 are $5. Kids 5 and under are free. The pits will open at 2:00. Admission to the pits will be $25. For more information contact DB Promotions Inc. at 815-541-3460 or email them at DBPromoinc@msn.com.
August 14, 2004
Shelliam,Vinnedge,Foshee,Huenefeld,Maurer finish First at Freeport Raceway Park.
Dan Shelliam has been trying to work the Bugs out of the Becke Motorsports car to finish up front and it seems he is getting closer as the "World Dirt Race League" Invades Freeport for the second showing of the year.Shelliam has been touring to several different tracks and santionings working on different set ups,all the work seems to be paying off as he was walking away from the field in the main event of the night,but a caution bunched things up on the restart,Steve Morgan used every bit of track to close the gap on Shelliam but had to settle for second,followed by Terry Huizel.
In the Modiefied class it was the "Josh Vinnedge Show" as Vinnedge started in the rear of the feature event after having trouble in his heat race not earning a decent starting spot.Josh used every caution flag that was dropped to work his way to the front and never looked back winning with Scott Lemke and Mark Verbeck following.
The Sportsman class was anyones race as a blanket would have covered Travis Denning,Toby Kuntzelman and Joe Foshees race cars at one point the racing was so tight,but to Foshees advantage Kuntzelman and Denning both pulled off the racetrack with problems Foshhe taking his fifth feature win of the season.
Joe "Racer"Huenefeld was back in victory lane with a last lap pass of Bob Silaggi in the B-Mod Class.
The Hobbystock class ended in a two lap dash for the checkers between Zach Maurer And Ed Williams,Maurer being the first to the line.
Heat#1-Dan Shelliam,Craig Jacobs,Mark Curwen,Terry Huizel,Greg Wagner
Heat#-Steve Morgan,Lyle Zanker,Matt Rodebaugh,Jeff Blair,Jeff Hayunga
Heat#3-Luke Merfeld,Mike Fryer,Mike Miller,Dan Gallant,Mel Abels
Feature- Dan Shelliam,Steve Morgan,Terry Huizel,Matt Rodebaugh,Mike Fryer,Mark Curwen,Jeff Larson,Craig Jacobs,Luke Merfeld,Lyle Zanker,Mike Miller,Jeff Hayunga,Dan Gallant,Greg Wagner,Pat Gillispie,Frank King,Gary Hunt,Jeff Bair,Mel Abels
Heat#1-Scott Holbert,Scott Lemke,Reed Withers,Ken Kostenbader,Jeff Larson
Heat#2-Mark Verbeck, Mike Garland,Jamie Pfeiffer,Randy Nieman,Terry Pfeiffer
Feature-Josh Vinnedge,Scott Lemke,Mark Verbeck,Tim Sorn,Terry Pfeiffer,Reed Withers,Andy Dinges,Randy Nieman,Rod Vautsmier,Mike Schnirla,Jason Leverington,Jamie Pfeiffer,Jeff Larson Mike Garland,Ken Kostenbader,Scott Holbert
Heat#1-Mike Kueling,Travis Denning,Toby Kuntzelman,Mike Kline,Austin Blume
Heat#2-Dave Stichter,Joe Foshee,Matt Crawford,Bob Bollon
Feature-Joe Foshee,Bob Bollon,Mike Kueling,Austin Blume,Dave Stichter,Matt Crawford,Steve Rouse,Toby Kuntzelman,Travis Denning,Todd Alexander
Heat#1-Joe Huenefeld,Bob Silaggi,Jason Roth,"Dangerous" Donavan Stichter,Terry Simons
Heat#2-Mark Massey,Joe Stienman,Jess Larson,Norn Mckinstrey,Spike Folgate
Feature-Joe Huenefeld,Bob Silaggi,Joe Stienman,Jason Roth,Norm Mckinstrey,Jess Larson,Roger Trame,Spike Folgate,Terry Simons,Dale Mcintrye,Mark Massey,Donavan Stichter
Heat#1-Tim Gross,Dan Evans,Jake Petticrew,Josh Kloepping,Don Cole
Heat#2-Chuck Griffin,Zach Maurer,Ed Williamsjr,Nick Stange,Greg Mckinstrey
Feature-Zach Maurer,Ed Williams jr,Dan Evans,Greg Mckinstrey,Chuck Griffin,Nick Stange,Nick Breed,Josh Kloepping,Don Cole,Kieth Huenefeld,Randy Kloepping,Ricky Shenberger,Tim Gross,Jess Larson
August 7, 2004
Action packed night of Racing!
The sky didnt look very promising after a set of Hot Laps in all classes,But Mother Nature did bypass Freeport Raceway Park and allowed drivers and fans alike to go racing.
In the Latemodel Feature it seemed Mark Curwen wheeling the Randy Motorsports#54 car had things pretty well under control and was going to take his second win of the season,but (Jake)Craig Jacobs#21 didnt see things in the same manner!Jacobs used every bit of the racetrack to his avantage closing the gap lap after lap and finally overtaking Curwen on the final turn to take the win.
In the Modified class it was Mark Verbeck in the Denton Racing#90 car moving to the point and never looking back.The only threat was early during a restart,Jamie Pfeiffer got into the rear of another car causing a big pile up causing many cars severe damage, after that Verbeck had clear sailing taking the win for his first of the season.(Verbeck currently stands second in the points in the modified class)
Travis Denning#56 took the Sportsman Feature win in the caution free race winning by a half of track lead.
In The B-Mod Class Jake Seegmiller of Dubuque made his return to Freeport finishing in the same spot as his last appearence,Number#1 in the feature.
Matt Crist was victorious in the Hobbystock feature.
Jeff Rolland was first to take the checkers in the 4cyl B-Main.
Nollan Mullen took another A-Main win in the 4cyl Class
Heat#1-MarkCurwen,Lyle Zanker,Jon Rogers,Dan Gallant,Pat Gillispie
Heat#2-Craig Jacobs,Mike Miller,Grag Wagner,Steve MorganMike Fryer
Feature-Craig Jacobs,Mark Curwen,Pat Gillispie,Dan Gallant,Mike Miller,Lyle Zanker,Jon Rogers,Jeff Hayunga,Dan Schielliam,Mel Abels,Greg Wagner,Steve Morgan,Matt Rodebaugh,Mike Fryer,Terry Huizel,Jeff Larson
Heat#1-Mark Verbeck,Tim Sorn,Mike Garland,Jason Schueller
Heat#2-Kenny Kostenbader,Jason Leverington,Terry Pfeiffer,Randy Nieman
Heat#3-Scitt Holbert,Josh Vinnedge,Jamie Pfeiffer,Mike Schnila
Feature-Mark Verbeck.Scott Holbert,Josh Vinnedge,Mike Garland,Scott Lemke,Bob Silaggi.Tim Sorn,Jason Leverington,Mike Schnirla,Mitch Zanker,Jason Schueler,Randy Nieman,Rod Vautsmier,Jamie Pfeiffer,Chuck Turner,Ken Kostenbader,Reed Withers,Jeff Larson,Terry Pfeiffer
Heat#1-Bob Bollon,Joe Foshee,Ben Hamberg,Matt Crawford,Dave Stichter
Heat#2-Mike Kuelling,Travis Denning,Mike Kline,Austin Blume,Steve Rouse
Feature-Travis Denning,Bob Bollon,Joe Foshee,Austin Blume,Matt Crawford,Mike Kueling,Steve Rouse,Donnie Reed,Bruce Schmitz,Mike Kline,Ben Hamberg,Davr Stichter
Heat#1-Jake Seegmiller,Norm Mckinstrey,Joe Huenefeld,Spike Folgate,Donavan Stichter
Heat#2-Joe Stieman,Bob Silaggi,Jason Roth,Roger Trame
Feature-Jake Seegmiller,Joe Stienman,Jason Roth,Norm Mckinstrey,Spike FolgateDale Mcintrye,Donavan Stichter,Roger Trame,Joe Huenefeld,Bob Silaggi
Heat#1-Riky Shenberger,Ed Williams,Matt Crist,Kieth Huenefeld,Jay Laue
Heat#2=Chuck Griffin,Zach Maurer,Dan Evans,74s,Randy Kloepping
Feature=Matt Crist,Ed Williams,Riky Shenberger,Chuck Griffin,Greg Mckinstrey,Jay Laue,Zach Maurer,Dan Evans,Josh Kloepping,Jake Petticrew,38t,,B4,2R,Terry Tucker,RandyKloepping,Kieth Huenefeld
July 31, 2004
Heat#1-Mike Fryer,Jeff Larson,Dan Gallant,Mark Curwen,Steve Morgan
Heat#2-Craiog Jacobs,Jeff Hatunga,Mike Miller,Mel Abels,Terry Huizel
Feature-Mike Fryer,Mark Curwen,Jon Rogers,Steve Morgan,Mike Miller,Matt Rodebaugh,Craig Jacobs,Terry Huizel,Jeff Hayunga,Mel Abels,Dan Gallant,Pat Gillespie,Dave Engelkins,Jeff Larson,Frank King
Heat#1-Josh Vinnedge,Rod Vautsmier,Scott Lemke,Jayson Leverington,Jamie Pfeiffer
Heat#Ken Kostenbader,Tim Sorn,Mark Verbeck,Mike Schnirla,Bob Silaggi
Feature-Josh Vinnedge,Scott Lemke,Mike Garland,Jamie Pfeiffer,Ken Kostenbader,Scott Holbert,Terry Pfeiffer,Mark Verbeck,Tim Sorn,Bob Silaggi,Tim Maurer,Mike Schnirla,Jason Leverington,Rod Vautsmier,Randy Nieman,Reed Withers,Mike Dittmar
Heat#1-Bob Bollon,Toby Kuntzelman,Austin Blume,Dave Stichter,Steve Rouse
Heat#2-Joe Foshee,Travis Denning,Mike Kline,Mike Kueling,Matt Crawford
Feature-Joe Foshee,Mike Kline,Austin Blume,Donnie Reed,Matt Crawford,Steve Rouse,Ben Hamberg,Terry Mowrey,Tracy Meinders,Dave Stichter,Kieth Brightol,Travis Denning,Bob Silaggi,Toby Kuntzelman,Mike Kueling,Bob Bollon
Heat#1-Spike Folgate,Roger Trame,Jess Larson,Jason Roth,Dale McIntyre
Heat#Bob Silaggi,Joe Huenefeld,Norm Mckinstrey,Joe Stienman,Randy Lehan
Feature-Norm Mckinstrey,Bob Silaggi,Randy Lehan,Joe Stienman,Spike Fplgate,Roger Trame,Joe Huenefeld,Dan Niesman,Dale Mcintrre,Jason Roth,Jess Larson
Heat#1-Zach Maurer,Chuck Griffin,Rick Shenberger,Greg Mcintrey,Kieth Huenefeld
Heat#2-Ed Williams jr,Jay Laue,Tim Gross,Dan Evans,Josh Kloepping
Feature-Ed Williams jr,Tim Gross,Zach Maurer,Jay Laue,Dan Evans,Greg Mckinstrey,Josh Kloepping,Randy Kloepping,Kieth Huenefeld,Terry Tucker,Rick Shenberger,Chuck Griffin,
July 24, 2004
Miller, Garland, Bollon and Williams Jr take Mid-Season Honors.
Darren (Thriller) Miller returned to Freeport Raceway Park this past Saturday, but not a repeat of the previous week. With Freeport being Millers originating Home Track he was back to his Old ways! Working his way through traffic and being the first car to take the checkers!
Miller started 14th of the 18 car starting field and on the 15th circuit he took the point and never looked back as he stretched his lead by a pretty good margin and taking the Win.
Miller planned on racing lasalle speedway Saturday night to get the car dialed in for the upcoming Xtreme Race next week but the weather didnt look favorable so he decided to race on his old stomping grounds.
Darren is currently in the runner up spot for Rookie of the Year in the Stacker 2 Xtreme Dirtcar Series.
In the Modified class Scott Lemke started on the point an held off all challengers until the 18th of 20 lap main event,Lemke had to hear the Motor of Mike Garland last years modified Champion the whole race as Garland was waiting for Lemke to slip-up.As the Two raced hard,one chose the high side and the other chose the low side of the race track as they approached a lapped car,the low side was the right choice as the upcomming lapped car was running the high side of the track also!Garland was victorious.
Earlier in the evening Garland was involved in a hit,damaging steering parts and the flywheel.
Fellow racer Ken Kostenbader came through with a flywheel for Garland allowing him to make the main event,Garland stated"Its a good thing I race with a Great bunch of guys or I would of had to sit this one out" Thanks Kenny!!!"
Bob Bollon took the lead and win from Mike Kline about midway through the feature in the Sportsman Class,Kline never giving up,challenging Bollon several times had to settle for second place.
In the Hobbystocks Ed Williams jr was up to his winning ways as he took his fifth featue win of the season.
Heat#1-Terry Hiuzel,Jon Rogers,Jeff Larson,Mike FryerMatt Rodebaugh
Heat#2-Dan Gallant,Dan SShelliam,Craig Jacobs,Mel Abels,Ben Hamburg
Heat#3-Darren Miller,Jeff Hayunga,Steve Morgan,Mike Cardine
Feature-Darren Miller,Steve Morgan,Jeff Larson,Terry Hiuzel,Dan Gallant,Mel Abels,Matt Rodebaugh,Lyle Zanker,Mike Fryer,Jeff Hayunga,Mike Cardine,Mark Curwen,Greg Wagner,Jon Rogers,Pat Gillispie,Ben Hamburg.Dan Sheilliam.Craig Jacobs
Heat#1-Mike Garland,Mike Schnirla,Scott Lemke,Mark Verbeck,Terry Pfeiffer
Heat#2-Kenny Kostenbader,Scott Holbert,Jeff Larson,Tim Sorn
Heat#3-Josh Vinnedge,Reed Withers,Jamie Pfeiffer,Bob Sillagi
Feature-Mike Garland,Scott Lemke,Mark Verbeck,Josh Vinnedge,Scott Holbert,Tim Sorn,Ken Kostenbader,Tim Maurer,Terry Pfeiffer,Jason Leverington,Mike Schnirla,Jamie Pfeiffer,Jeff Larson,Andy Dinges,Bob Sillagi,Reed Withers,Rodney Vautsmier
Heat#1-Dave Milie,Dave Stichter,Austin Blume,Ed Mowery,Travis Denning
Heat#2-Bob Bollon,Brian Appel,Steve Rouse,Mike Kline,Toby Kuntelman
Feature-Bob Bollon,Mike Kline,Dave Stichter,Travis Denning,Mike Kuelling,Austin Blume,Matt Crawford,Steve Rouse,Ed Mowery,Toby Kuntzelman,Joe Foshee,Donnie Reed,Dave Milie,Brain Appel,Kieth Brightol
Heat#1-Ed Williams,Tim Gross,Chick Griffin,Josh Kloepping,Nick Breed
Heat#2-Zach Maurer,Jay Laue,Dan Evans.Kieth Huenefeld,Rick Shenberger
Feature-Ed Williams jr,Tim Gross,Dan Evans,Chuck Griffin,Jay Laue,Rick Schenberger,Zach Maurer,Josh Kloepping,Nick Stange,Donnie Cole
No 4cyl mains submitted
July 18, 2004
Hot Dogs Invade Freeport
Darren(The Thriller)Miller one of the Nations Young Top Guns of Dirt Track Racing in the LateModel Class and Ron Barker who dominates the Modified Class in Iowa from Dubuqe came to Freeport Raceway Park Saturday 17th to spoil the fun for the Weekly regulars!!
Both Miller and Barker seemed they were going to have a easy night after smoking the field in there Heat races,but as they soon found out The Picking wasnt so easy here!!
Lyle Zanker a weekly regular in his #9 Latemodel never was threatned by any of the 20 car starting field,Zanker was in a different time zone when he took the checkered flag winning by well over a half a track lead.
Josh Vinnedge#00 of Forreston another weekly regular at Freeport Raceway,took a early atvantage of a open hole jumping from his fifth row starting spot to the point and never looking back as he finished by a comfortable lead ahead of Barker.
In the Sportsman class Dave Stichter held off Travis Denning for most of the Feature Race,Dennig overtook Stichter with five laps remaining Denning held on for the win.
Randy Leehan held off all challengers for the win in the B-Mods.
Chick Griffin was victorious in the Hobbystock Feature.
Heat#1-Darren Miller,Dan Gallant,Jeff Larson,Matt Rodebaugh,Scott Heeren
Heat#2-Terry Huizel,Steve Morgan,Lyle Zanker,Craig Jacobs,Jon Rogers
Heat#3-Dan Shelliam,Mike Miller,Mark Curwen,Mel Abels,Jeff Hayuga
Feature-Lyle Zanker.Mike Miller,Matt Rodebaugh,Terry Huizel,Darren Miller,Mel Abels,Dan Shelliam,Jeff Larson,Craig Jacobs,Mike Fryer,Dan Gallant,Steve Morgan.Jeff Hayunga,Jon Rogers,Greg Wagner,Reno Markaum,Pat Gillespie,Mark Curwen,Scott Heeren
Heat#1-Ron Barker,Terry Pfeiffer,Josh Vinnedge,Mark Verbeck
Heat#2-Kenny Kostenbader,Mike Garland,Jeff Larson,Reed Withers
Heat#3-Scott Holbert,Scott Lemke,Jason Schiller,Tim Sorn
Feature-Josh Vinnedge,Ron Barker,Scott Lemke,Jeff Larson,Mike Garland,Mark Verbeck.Terry Pfeiffer,Tim Sirn,Jamie Pfeiffer,Kenny Kostenbader,Scott Holbert,Jason Schiller,Rod Vautsmier,Andy Dinges,Kevin Moore,Randy Niesmier,Reed Withers,Mike Schnirla
Heat#1-Dave Stichter,Mike Kuelling,Matt Crawford,Brian AppelSteve Roise
Heat#2-Mike Kline,Joe Foshee,Austin Blume,Toby Kuntzelman,Travis Denning
Feature-Travi Denning,Dave Stichter,Mike Kline,Toby Kuntzelman,Mike Kueling,Joe Foshee,Austin Blume,Steve Rouse,Matt Crawford,Bob Bollon,Brian Appel,Donnie Reed,Kieth Britol,Jason Arnold,Tracy Meinders
Heat#Joe Huenefeld,Randy Leehan,Jess Larson,Dale McIntyre
Feature-Randy Leehan,Dale McIntrye,Jess Larson,Dan Niesman,Joe Huenefeld,Roger Trame
June 21, 2004
New Faces in The Winners Circle.
With the car count slightly down than previous weeks,showed no cut back on the action at Freeport Raceway Park.The car cout was only down a hand full with some of the regulars going away for vacations.The Pit area still topped of with no room to spare,99 cars.The cool Spring like weather didnt seem to bother the fans they came to see the action.
The night started of with Craig Jacobs winning Heat#1 in the Latemodels followed by Greg wagner and Jeff Hayunga.Jeff(Bone)Larson made his come back in style after his ferocious roll over the In the B1 latemodel a couple weeks ago winning Heat#2 with Mark Curwen and Pat Gillispie follwing.Heat#3 Mike Fryer took the checkered Flag first,Terry Huizel second and Dan Gallant third.
The Feature saw a first time winner of the season Mike Fryer in the 5M hold off all challengers as Craig Jacobs and Jeff Larson knocked on Fryers back door several times throughout the feature event,Fryer held a steady line on the High side of the Very Slick track to take the win.
Mod action saw the same Jeff Larson win Heat#1,Tim Sorn and Mark Verbeck following.
Mike Garland(Morrison Il) was the first to see the checkered in Heat#2,Scott Lemke second and Tim Klauser third.
Another Morrison Ill driver Scott Holbert was victorious in Heat#3 with Josh Vinnedge,Kenny Kostenbader following.(Holbert was the Feature winner at Princeton,Il Friday)
Jeff(BONE) Larson started on the point in the mod feature and never looked back as he strectched a very comfortable lead from from the rest of the field,even after a caution Larson was never theatened the entire race making his comeback look like childsplay and winning his first modified feature of the season,Vinnedge,Verbeck,Withers and Garland rounded of the top five.
As usual the Sportsman class had its excitment also,Dave Stichter took the win in Heat#1.
Dave Meile first in Heat#2 and Travis Denning winning Heat#3.
The Feature in this class would be no repeat fo last week,Travis Dennings victory would not be taken away as it was last week,Denning held off all hard charges By Bob Bollon And Mike Kline,making it Dennings First feature win of the season.
B-Mod action it was Joe(Racer)Huenefeld winning the Heat race But in the Feature it would be yet another new face in Victory lane a New comer to Freeport Raceway,Jeremy English made his debut by defeating points leader Huenefeld,Huenefeld finished second,And still is on top of the points in the B-Mod class.
Heat#1 Ed Williams jr followed by Dan Evans.
Ricky Shenberger Winner of Heat#2.
A repeat winner in this class was Ed Willims jr with a hard charging Zach Maurer second and Shenberger finishing third.
Plenty of action and cars in the 4cyl class,Rick Wishard,John Byvick,Randy Rowley,Joe Zrostlik winning there Heats
Heat#1-Jeff Larson,Mark Curwen,Pat Gillispie,Steve Morgan,Ed Williams sr
Heat#2-Craig Jacobs,Greg Wagner,Jeff Hayunga,Scott Heeren,Randy Manos
Heat#3-Mike Fryer,Terry Huizel,Dan Gallant,Mike Cardine,Mel Abels
Feature-Mike Fryer,Craig Jacobs,Jeff Larson,Terry Huizel,Mark Curwen,Greg Wagner,Dan Gallant,Jeff Hayunga,Randy Manos,Steve Morgan,Mike Cardine,Lyle Zanker,Mel Abels,Frank King,Pat Gillispie,Scott Heeren,Ed Williams sr
Heat#1-Jeff Larson,Tim Sorn,Jamie PfeifferAndy Dinges
Heat#2-Mike Garland,Scott Lemke,Tim Klauser,Reed Withers,Jason Leverington
Heat#3=Scott Holbert,Josh Vinnedge,Kenny Kostenbader,Rod Vautsmier,Mike Schnirla
Feature-Jeff Larson,Josgh Vinnedge,Mark Verbeck,Reed Withers,Mike Garland,Scott Holbert,Scott Lemke,Tim Sorn,Jamie Pfeiffer,Mike Hill,Mike Schnirla,Andy Dinges,Martin Johnson,Tim Klauser,Rod Vautsmier,Ken Kostenbader,Jason Leverington
Heat#1-Dave Stichter,Mike Kline,Travis Denning,Matt Crawford,Dan Arnold
Heat#2-Dave Meile,Mike Kuelling,Steve Rouse,Bob Bollon,Ed Mowry
Feature-Travis Denning,Bob Bollon,Mike Kline,Mike Kueling,Dave Stichter,Dave Meile,Austin Blume,Steve Rouse,Donnie Reed,Ed Mowry,Dan Arnold,Matt Crawford
Heat#1-Joe Huenefeld,Jeremy English,Joe Stienman,Dale McIntyre,Jess Larson
Feature-Jeremy English,Joe Huenefeld,Dale McIntyre,Joe Stienman,51,Jess Larson
Heat#1-Ed Williams jr,Dan Evans Greg McKinstrey,Paul Buffington,Kieth Huenefeld
Heat#2-Ricky Shenberger,Zach Maurer,Corey Book,Jay LaueNick Stange
Feature-Ed Williams jr,Zach Maurer,Ricky Shenberger,Dan Evans,Corey Book,Greg McKinstrey,Jake Petticrew,Nick Stange,Kieth Huenefeld,Jay Laue
4cy B-Main-Dan Raymond,Nate Weltzin,Jeff(Popeye)Buss,Dave Fritz,Duane Vogt
Sorry no A-Main resuts submitted
June 12. 2004
It Aint Over Till The Checkered Flag Drops!!!
What more can a Racing Fan ask for?Ideal weather,a Pit Area Full of Cars,and a Smooth Race Track and a Action Packed Night of Racing<thats exactly the setting forFreeport Raceway Park Saturday Night.With over 100 cars ready for a Full Show "It Was Showtime!!"
After a Set of Hotlaps in all Classes a Touch of Water was added to the Racing Surface to Tame the Dust And the Latemodels Entered the Track,Bob Silaggi started up front in the opening Heat and held off all challengers for the win in Heat#1.
In Heat#2 it was Jeff Hayunga taking the Checkers First.Heat#3 saw Freeport driver Terry Huizel winning.
With Huizel setting the point for the Feature,it wasnt goig to be a easy one,Once the Green Fell Huizel made his move and darted to take the lead,challenged late and Overcome by Mike Miller,but with the Yellow Flag falling the same lap and only One Lap remaining,the Point went back to Huizel Terry held Miller off on the restart and took the Feature win in Style.
The Modified class was just as Action filled!,Mark Verbeck(driving The Denton Racing Team Ride)took Heat#1win.Kenny Kostenbader charged his way to the front winning Heat#2.Mike Garland finished First in Heat#3.
Kenny Kostenbader made a fast move from the third row and went to the Front within the first couple laps,stretching his lead from the field seeming to dominate the class,then with the caution flag bunching the field tightened things up,Kostenbader jetted on the resart seeming to have the win,but then lapped traffic played a factor and Mike Garland was creeping his way through traffic from his #9th starting spot,with two laps remaining Garland overtook Kostenbader for the win.Garland stated "he didnt think he would of caught Kenny without the help of the lapped cars but thats all part of racing,Kenny ran a Hellofa race!Mike dedicated this win to one of his Greatest Fans "Les(Rosie) Rosemier"who passed on last Sunday morning unexpectinglyTHIS ONES FOR YOU "ROSIE"!!!"Garland was also victorious in Princeton Fridy night.
Yet more action in the Sportsman class
Mike Kline finished #1st in Heat#1
Joe(Catfish)Foshee won Heat#2
The Feature was a battle of Sterling Illinois and good friends,Travis Denning lead most of the race and seemed to have his first win of the season but Joe Foshee didnt see it that way and would not settle for second to his hometown friend and weekly competion,Catfish(Foshee) made his move on the final taking the checkered flag ahead of Denning.
B-Mods saw Terry Simon win the Heat race,Joe (Racer)Huenefeld won the Feature in B-Mod after not finishing in the heat race and having motor problems in Farley Ia Friday night.
Hobbystock Heat winners were Ed Williams jr and Greg McKinstrey,Williams winning the Feature.
Heat#1-Bob Silaggi,Mark Curwen,Matt Rodebaugh,Randy Manos,Scott Heeren
Heat#2-Jeff Hayunga,Craig Jacobs,Dan Gallant,Gary Hunt,Mike Wirsema
Heat#3-Terry Huizel,Mike Miller,Lyle Zanker,Steve Morgan,Mel Abels
Feature-Terry Huizel,Mike Miller,Craig Jacobs,Mark Curwen,Dan Schielliam,Dan Gallant,Matt Rodebaugh,Mike Fryer,Steve Morgan,Scott Heeren,Mike Cardine,Mel Abels,Greg Wagner,Mike Wirsema,Pat Gillispie,Bob Silaggi.Gary Hunt,Lyle Zanker,Jeff Hayunga,Randy Manos
Heat#1-Mark Verbeck,Tim Sorn,Terry Pfeiffer,Mike Schnirla,Martin Johnson
Heat#2-Kenny Kostenbader,Scott Lemke,Tim Klauser,Josh Vinnedge,Reed Withers
Heat#3-Mike Garland,Scott Holbert,Randy Nieman,Jamie Pfeiffer,Rod Vautsmier
Feature-Mike Garland,Kenny Kostenbader,Scott Lemke,Scott Holbert,Mark Verbeck,Tim Klauser,Randy Nieman,Terry Pfeiffer,Reed Withers,Jamie Pfeiffer,Tim Sorn,Mike Schnirla,Martin Johnson.Andy Dinges,Josh Vinnedge,Rod Vautsmier,Spike Folgate,Kevin Moore
Heat#1-Mike Kline,Travis Denning,Bob Bollon,Brian Appel,Austin Blume
Heat#2=Joe Foshee,Dave Stichter,Mike Kuelling,Todd Alexander,Dan Arnold
Feature-Joe Foshee,Travis Denning,Austin Blume,Mike Kuelling,Brian Appel,Mike Kline,Ed Mowrey,Matt Crawford,Kieth Brietol,Dave Meile,Dan Arnold,Todd Alexander,Dave Stichter,Steve Rouse,Bob Bollon,Tracy Meinders
Heat#1-Terry Simon,Joe Stienman,Jess Larson
Feature-Joe Racer,Joe Stienman.Jess Larson,Terry Simon
Heat#1-Ed Williams,Riocky Shenberger,Josh Kloepping,Jake Petticrew,Kieth Huenefeld
Heat#2-Greg McKinstrey,Zach Maurer,Tim Gross,Cory BoothNick Stange
Feature-Ed Williams,Dan Evans,Greg McKinstrey,Cory Booth,Ricky Shenberger,Nick Stange,Gordon Lipe,Zach Maurer,Kieth Huenefeld,Randy Kloepping,Tim Gross,Jake Petticrew,Josh Kloepping
Heat winners in the 4cyl class were,Darrel Dirkson,Drew Hill,Dan Raymond,Ben Cline
B-Mod-Duane Vogt,JR Jacobs,14,Justin Stange,Bill Cather
A-Main-Rick Wishard,Nollan Mullen,Drew Hill,Scott Trickel,Ben Cline,Josh Trame,Darrel Dirkson,Dan Raymiond,Joe Caudillo,Nate Weltzin
June 5, 2004
Short Program,Becomes a Long Night!
The week long wait to see the Feature Events in the Latemodels,Modifieds and Sportsman Class turned out to be a full night of action and setbacks to make it a very long night at the Racetrack Saturday night.It started with Jeff Larson flipping his B1 latemodel during Hot Laps not the peliminary races. Larson had to be extracated from his racecar and taken to Freeport Memorial for observation(we will keep you updated on his condition)A wreck in the Hobbystock class with yet another rollover in the Four Cyl class didnt seem to be enough to slow things down and then Mother Nature had to put her Two cents in with a steady sprinkel of rain,drivers started loading up cars and the wetness came to a halt,allowing the show to continue and finally letting people see what they came for,The Main Events!!!!
Lyle Zanker,Kevin Skipper,MarkCurwen,Dan Gallant,Jeff Hayunga,Scott Heeren,Steve Morgan,Matt Rodebaugh,Craig Jacobs,Randy Manos,Gary Hunt,Mike Wirsema,Mike Cardine,Pat Gillispie,Mel Abels,Dan Schielliam,Bob Silaggi,Mike Fryer,Terry Huizel,Greg Wagner
Ron Barker,Scott Holbert,Josh Vinnedge,Scott Lemke,Steve Wetter,Mike Garland,Mark Verbeck,Reed Withers,Jamie Pfeiffer,Mike Schnirla,Rod Vautsmier,Martin Johnson,Kevin Moore,Randy Niesmier,Terry Pfeiffer,Spike Folgate,Tim Sorn,Tim Klauser,
Dave Meile,Bob Bollon,Jason Robbins,Mike Kline,Mike Kueling,Ken Martelle,Dave Stichter,Travis Denning,Matt Crawford,Todd Alexander,Hillbilly Mienders,Brian Appel,Donnie Reed,Joe Foshee,Jason Arnold,Toby Kuntzelman,Steve Rouse,
Jake Seegmiller,Terry Simon,Joe Racer,Joe Stienman,31?,Dale McIntyre
Heat1-Dan Evans,Zach Maurer,Greg McKinstry,Randy Kloepping,Josh Kloepping
Heat2-Chuck Griffin,80?,Jay Laue,Tim Gross,Tim Maurer
Feature-Jay Laue,Tim Gross,Chick Griffin,Ed Williams,Dan Evans,Jake Petticrew,13X,Zach Maurer,Josh Kloepping,4,,Rick Schenberger,Greg McKinstry,86,80,Kieth Huenefeld,
B-MainClin Sheppard,Tim Sampson
May 29, 2004
Weather Permits, Power Don't
It all started to be a great night of racing for Freeport Raceway Park,the wet cool Saturday morning turned into a reasonably warm sunny afternoon, so fans and drivers alike was ready to go racing. With a 120 cars in the pits and a decent crowd of fans in the stands a well groomed racetrack after the really wet weather Saturday morning it was Showtime!!!
Things started out as normal with all classes running a set of hot laps followed by the Latemodels heat races.Terry Huizel winning heat#1.
Heat#2 was a great start but then Jon Rogers had a violent crash comming off of turn two,flipping end over end several time before the 61R car came to a stop not even resembeling a racecar! Fortunately Jon walked away from the crash UNINJURED. Mike Miller took the checkered flag first in heat#2.Lyle Zanker was the winner in heat#3 of the Latemodels.
The first heat of the Modifieds saw Josh Vinnedge of Forreston hold off a hard charging Ron Barker for the win.
Heat#2was a battle of the Morrison Ill drivers Scott Holbert winning over Last years Modified Champion Mike Garland.
Steve Wetter was the victor in heat#3 over Scott Lemke.
The Sportsman class Saw Dave Meile walking away with Heat#1,Mike Kline working his way from the back for the win in heat#2.
Terry Simon won the heat in th B-Mod Class.
And when the darkness started to set in things didn't look so good, when the light switches was turned on and nothing happened! Track Officials worked on a Transformer for a hour or more with no avail that was possibly damaged when a lightning strike damaged the scoreboard a few weeks ago. The Races were the called off By Officials until next week so the problem can be fixed properly. Everyone that has payed to see the racesth 29th should keep there ticket stubs and pit bracelets for a free pass 6-5next Sat. Anyone tha wasnt at the track can pay ony $5.00 June 5th.Latemodels,Modifieds,Sportsman and B-Mods will race features only with Hobbystocks and 4cyl running a full nights show. SeeYa There!!
Heat1-Terry Huizel,Kevin Skipper,Greg Wagner,Mike Fryer,Matt Rodebaugh
Heat2-Mike Miller,Steve Morgan,Jeff Larson,Mark Curwen,Scott Heeren
Heat3-Lyle Zanker,Dan Gallant,Craig Jacobs,Jeff Hayunga
Heat1-Josh Vinnedge,Ron Barker,Mark Verback,Kenny Konstenbader
Heat2-Scott Holbert,Mike Garland,Mike Shnirla,Terry Pfeiffer
Heat3-Steve Wetter,Scott Lemke,Reed Witherd,Tim Sorn
Heat1-Dave Meile,Toby KuntzelmanMike Kueling,Joe Foshee
Heat2-Mike Kline,Bob Bollon,Brian Appel,Austin Blume
Heat1-Terry Simon,Joe Stienman,Jake Seegmiller,Dale Mcintyre
May 15, 2004
Heat#1-Mark Curwen,Bob Silaggi,Kevin Skipper,Lyle Zanker,Mike Fryer
Heat#2-Dan Schelliam,Pat Gillispie,Mike Cardine,Steve Morgan
Feature-Dan Scheilliam,Mark Curwen,Randy Manos,Matt Rodebaugh,Mike Cardine,Steve Morgan,Mike Fryer,Craig Jacobs,Jeff Hayunga,Terry Huizel,Kevin Skipper,Dan Gallant,Lyle Zanker,Bob Silaggi,Dave Tuft,Gary Hunt,Pat Gillispie,Jeff Larson
Heat#1-Scott Holbert,Jamie Pfeiffer,Terry Pfeiffer,Randy Nieman
Heat#2-Scott Lemke,Mark Verbeck,Rod Vautsmier,Mike Hill
Heat#3-Jeff Larson,Ken Konstenbader,Josh Vinnedge,Jason Leverington
Feature-Scott Holbert,Scott Lemke,Kenny Konstenbader,Mark Verbeck,Randy Nieman,Terry Pfeiffer,Tim Sorn,Rod Vautsmier,Mike Hill,Tim Klauser,Jeff Larson,Josh Vinnedge,Brian Lucas,Reed Withers,Mike Schnirla,Jamie Pfeiffer,Jason Leverington
Heat#1-Mike Kueling,Joe Foshee,24??,Steve Rouse,Matt Crawford
Heat#2-Mike Kline,Bob Bollon,Toby Kuntzelman,Jay Laue,Todd Alexander
Feature-Mike Kline,Mike Kueling,Steve Rouse,Matt Crawford,Toby Kuntzelman,Bob Bollon,Austin Blume,24??,Travis Denning,Joe Foshee,Jason Arnold,Donnie Reed,Dave Meile,Jay Laue
Heat#1-Terry Simon,Joe Huenefeld,Dale Mcintyre,
Feature-Joe Huenefeld,Terry Simon,Joe Stienman,Dale Mcintyre,Rich Phillips
Heat#1-Dan Evans,Ed Williams,Greg Mckinstrey,Kieth Huenefeld,Niel Stange
Heat#2-Zach Maurer,Tim Maurer,Chuck Griffin,Rick Shenberger
Feature-Zach Maurer,Tim Maurer,Dan Evans,Chuck Griffin,Ed Williams,Greg Mckinstrey,Niel Stange,Randy Kloepping,Kieth Huenefeld
May 10, 2004
Give Freeport raceway Park an A+ for a 2 week delay for Opening night!!
The weather was ideal,the pits full(well over 100 cars)a very fine groomed racetrack and a happy crowd to see Mother Nature was going to cooperate to let the racing season begin.
The only class lacking cars was th B-Mods,but expect the count to grow as this is the first year for this new class,it wiil grow as it has at other tracks.
After a good round of Hotlaps and the drivers dialing there cars in for the races,the Latemodels took to the track for the heat races first.
In heat one Kevin Skipperwas the First winner of the 2004 season followed by Freeports Terry Huizel,and another Freeporter Jeff(BONE)Larson.
Heat two was won by Freeport driver Craig Jacobs with Dan Gallant and Steve Morgan finishing 2nd and 3rd.
Heat three saw last years latemodel track champ take the checkers first followed by Mike Fryerand Jon Rogers.
The Feature event in the latemodel class was a thriller with some really hard charges from Terry Huizel and Dan Gallant but no one could overcome The Bone,Jeff Larson. Larson drove a steady line the whole race and made no mistakes brining him the win and second victory this season.
The fist heat in the A-mod cass was dominated by Steve wetter with Josh Vinnedge trying his best to run Wetter down but ran out of laps setteing for second place followed byMarty Thompson.
Jason Leveington lead fron green to checkers inthe second hest followed by Mike Shnirla and Mike Hill.
Mark Verbeck took the win in the 3rd heat followed by Mike Garland and Jason Schuller
The Modifieds were as exciting as usual with another victor not slipping up and maintaining a smooth line.Tim Sorn lead from flag to flag with only one caution flag bunching the field up.Mike Garland of Morrison Il made attempt after attempt to get on the low side of Sorn but just couldnt get the job done,Garland setteled for 2nd with Jason Schuller taking 3rd.
Heat1-Kevin Skipper,Terry Huizel,JeffLarson,Dave Tuft,Matt Rodebaugh
Heat2-Craig Jacobs,Dan Gallant,Steve Morgan,Jeff HayungaMike Cardine
Heat3-Mike Miller,Mike Fryer.Jon Rogers,Mark Curwen,Scott Heeren
Feature-Jeff Larson,Dan Gallant,Terry Huizel,Craig Jacobs,Steve Morgan,Scott Heerren,Matt Rodebaugh,Mike Fryer,Pat Gillispie,Jeff Hayunga,Gary Hunt,Larry Johnson,Ben Hamberg,Mike Cardine,Mike Miller,Randy Manos,Jon Rogers,Greg Wagner,Mark Curwen.Kevin Skipper,Dave Tuft
Heat1-Steve Wetter,Josh Vinnedge,Marty Thompson,Jamie Pfeiffer,Reed Withers
Heat2-Jason Leverington,Mike Schnirla,Mike Hill,Rod Vautsmier.Scott Holbert
Heat3-Mark Verbeck,Mike Garland,Jason Schuleer,Tim Sorn,Terry Pfeiffer
Feature-Tim Sorn,Mike Garland,JasonSchuller,Jamie Pfeiffer,Mark Verbeck,Josh Vinnedge,Steve Wetter,Mike Hill,Scotte Lemke,Scott Holbert,Rod Vautsmier,Terry Pfeiffer,Mike Schnirla,Reed Withers,Ken Kostenbader,Tim Klauser,Bob Sillagi,Spike Folgate,Randy Niesmier,Kevin Moore,Martin Johnson,Marty Thompson,Jason Leverington,JeffLarson
B-Mod Heat1-Jacob Seegmiller,Joe Huenefeld,Joe Stienman,Jess Larson
FeatureJacob Seegmiller,Joe(RACER)Huenefeld,Terry Simon,Joe Stienman,Jess Larson,Dan Niesman
Heat1-Toby Kuntzelman,Travis Denning,Bob Bollon
Heat2-Joe Foshee,Dave Stichter,Mike Kuelling
Feature-Joe(CATFISH)Foashee.BobBollon,Travis DenningDave Milie,Mike Kueling,Austin Blume,Toby Kuntzelman,Todd Alexander,Matt Crawford,Mike Kline,Dave Stichter,Donnie Reed,Kieth Brightol,Steve Rouse
Heat1-Ricky Shemberger,Mark Walen,Randy Kloeping
Heat2-Ed Williams,Dan Evans,Tim Gross
Heat3-Tim Maurer,Matt ChristJay Laue
Feature-Matt Christ,Tim Gross,Mark Wallen,Ed Williams,Ricky Shenberger
Heat1-Mike Beightol,Mike Wierzycki
Heat2-Nate Weltzine,Jeff (POPEYE)Buss,Drew Hill
Heat3-Don McKinstey,Scott Trickel,Becky Roth
Heat4-Nollan Mullert,Joe Zrostlik,LIL John Huenefeld
SORRY FOLKS NO FEATURE RESULTS SUBMITTED??