RECAP: ALL STAR SATURDAY NIGHT

By: Tom Ace

ARCA Midwest Tour Kar Korner All Star 100

After coming frustratingly close to victory in last year’s All Star
100, Roscoe’s Austin Nason left little doubt in this year’s version of
the Super Late Model Showdown. The Roscoe resident led the race’s
final 59 laps en route to one of the biggest victories of his career
and his second win along the ARCA Midwest Tour in 2018.

Despite having a very fast race car, Nason’s road to victory was far
from easy. After climbing to the lead on the 16th lap, Nason had his
left rear tire cut down in a bottleneck on lap 31. The incident was
enough to luckily bring out a yellow flag for Nason, as his crew was
able to replace the flat and quickly get Nason’s car back on track. A
myriad of yellow flags allowed Nason the advantage of moving forward
on “pick and choose” restarts, allowing him the opportunity to quickly
climb back to the front of the field.

Nason challenged Casey Johnson for the lead just a few laps later and
re-assumed the lead for good on lap 41. Despite a handful of yellow
flags over the final 59 laps, Nason was never seriously challenged for
the lead again. Johnson claimed second while Minnesota’s Jonathon
Eilen came home in third.

Florida’s Dalton Zehr finished fourth and earlier in the evening set
the new ARCA Midwest Tour track record in qualifying with a lap of
12.913. South Beloit’s Michael Bilderback rounded out the top five.

STANLEY STEEMER NASCAR LATE MODEL STAR SPANGLED 76

Speaking of Bilderback, for the second straight year, he was the man
to beat in the 76 lap Late Model feature which served as the
under-card to the 100 lap Super Late Model race.

After setting fast time in qualifying, Bilderback elected to start at
the back of the 14 car field in pursuit of the $700 Gerber Collision
and Glass Ultimate Challenge Bonus. A couple of early yellow flags
chipped away at the field, sidelining three cars by lap five, allowing
Bilderback a small assist in his climb forward.

After a second yellow flag on lap 3, the race proceeded to go 31
straight laps green, allowing Bilderback to race his way into the top
three. Following a restart just before halfway, Bilderback was able to
get into second place and challenge race leader Alex Papini for the
top spot. After a brief yet exciting exchange, Bilderback assumed the
lead on the 38th lap. Despite a couple of late-race yellow flags, the
two-time Rockford Speedway track champion was never seriously
challenged for the lead and picked up the win, his third of the season
and second in as many nights after winning Friday night’s Big 8 Series
event at Madison International Speedway.

Jon Reynolds Jr took advantage of a late race restart to move from
fourth place on lap 71 to second place when the race ended five laps
later. 15 year old Max Kahler capped off a solid night with a third
place finish, with Matt Berger coming home fourth. Wisconsin teenager
RJ Braun persevered throughout the 76 laps and was rewarded with his
first ever Rockford Speedway top-five finish.

KICKSTART ROADRUNNERS

The most exciting finish of the night was the 20 lap Kickstart
Roadrunner feature, which included no less than five cars battling at
the front of the field at any given time. When the curtain came down
on a caution-free 20 lap race, Beloit’s Chad Lounsbury outdistanced
Austin Fowler by a matter of inches at the line for the checkered flag
and his fifth victory of the year.

Fowler got to the front of the field just before halfway after getting
by Terry Gerber for the race’s top spot. Lounsbury, saddled with an
unfavorable starting position, fought into the runner up spot with 8
laps to go. Quickly Lounsbury chased Fowler down for the lead. Over
the course of the race’s final four laps, Lounsbury and Fowler went
back and fourth in their battle for the win, with Lounsbury slipping
sideways while getting after Fowler for the lead with two laps to go.
As the field took the white flag, Lounsbury got under Fowler in turn
two and the duo raced side-by-side through the final corners, with the
two drivers trading paint off the corner headed towards the finish
line. When the dust settled and the checkered flag waved, it was
Lounsbury who ground to victory by 18 inches over Fowler.

Kevin Memoli finished third after holding off several aggressive
challenges for Robby Robinson for the position. Robinson settled for
fourth, while Gerber finished fifth.

Rockford Speedway Results from 06.30.18

NASCAR Late Models

A-Main 01 — 1. Michael Bilderback, South Beloit; 2. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Loves Park; 3. Max Kahler, Caledonia; 4.
Matt Berger, Loves Park; 5. RJ Braun, Wales, Wis; 6. Jeff Wakeman, Streator; 7. Jordan DeVoy, Lake Geneva, Wis;
8. Alex Papini, Rockford; 9. Tom Gille, Winnebago; 10. Brody Willett, Alburnett, Iowa; 11. Mike Lloyd, Davis; 12.
Dennis Smith, Jr, South Beloit; 13. Jacob Vanoskey, Hartford, Wis; 14. Steve Vaughn, Maple Park.

Heat 01 — 1. Dennis Smith, Jr, South Beloit; 2. Tom Gille, Winnebago; 3. Jacob Vanoskey, Hartford, Wis; 4. Mike
Lloyd, Davis; 5. RJ Braun, Wales, Wis; 6. Jeff Wakeman, Streator; 7. Steve Vaughn, Maple Park.

Heat 02 — 1. Matt Berger, Loves Park; 2. Brody Willett, Alburnett, Iowa; 3. Michael Bilderback, South Beloit; 4.
Jon Reynolds, Jr., Loves Park; 5. Jordan DeVoy, Lake Geneva, Wis; 6. Max Kahler, Caledonia; 7. Alex Papini,

Time Trial — 1. Michael Bilderback, South Beloit; 2. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Loves Park; 3. Brody Willett, Alburnett,
Iowa; 4. Matt Berger, Loves Park; 5. Max Kahler, Caledonia; 6. Jordan DeVoy, Lake Geneva, Wis; 7. Alex Papini,
Rockford; 8. RJ Braun, Wales, Wis; 9. Mike Lloyd, Davis; 10. Dennis Smith, Jr, South Beloit; 11. Tom Gille,
Winnebago; 12. Jacob Vanoskey, Hartford, Wis; 13. Steve Vaughn, Maple Park; 14. Jeff Wakeman, Streator.

Trophy Dash 01 — 1. Michael Bilderback, South Beloit; 2. Matt Berger, Loves Park; 3. Max Kahler, Caledonia; 4.
Brody Willett, Alburnett, Iowa; 5. Jordan DeVoy, Lake Geneva, Wis; 6. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Loves Park.

NASCAR Road Runners

A-Main 01 — 1. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 2. Austin Fowler, Loves Park; 3. Kevin Memoli, Belvidere; 4. Robby
Robinson, Orfordville, Wis; 5. Terry Gerber, Loves Park; 6. Brent Garnhart, Machesney Park; 7. Devin Opsahl,
Rockford; 8. Justin Wagner, Beloit, Wis; 9. Curt Nighswonger, Machesney Park.

Heat 01 — 1. Austin Fowler, Loves Park; 2. Terry Gerber, Loves Park; 3. Justin Wagner, Beloit, Wis; 4. Devin
Opsahl, Rockford; 5. Curt Nighswonger, Machesney Park.

Heat 02 — 1. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 2. Brent Garnhart, Machesney Park; 3. Robby Robinson, Orfordville,
Wis; 4. Kevin Memoli, Belvidere.

Trophy Dash 01 — 1. Kevin Memoli, Belvidere; 2. Austin Fowler, Loves Park; 3. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 4.
Terry Gerber, Loves Park; 5. Justin Wagner, Beloit, Wis; 6. Brent Garnhart, Machesney Park.

HOTLY CONTESTED FEATURE RACES HIGHLIGHT KIDS NIGHT

By: Tom Ace

Race fans at Rockford Speedway were treated to both comfortable
weather and thrilling feature races as part of Metro Medical Kids
Night.

STANLEY STEEMER NASCAR LATE MODELS

Division point leader Jon Reynolds Jr finally put one in the win
column on Saturday night, charging to the lead on lap five of the 30
lap Late Model Feature and holding on for his first win of 2018.

Reynolds had to withstand several challenges over the race’s final
eight laps from Alex Papini en route to the checkers. During those
final eight circuits, Papini took numerous looks at the lead while
using his front bumper to massage the backside of Reynolds car in
looking for the right opportunity to take the lead. Despite coming
ever so close, Papini could not slip past Reynolds and snag his fourth
win of the season.

The two former track champions had the crowd on their feet as the
checkered flag waved, with Reynolds keeping his car straight off turn
four after one final nudge from Papini. Despite falling short of
victory, the win was a solid bounce-back for Papini, who had to
scratch his entry following qualifying one week ago after discovering
rear end issues.

Tom Gille finished third in the caution-free race, followed by Matt
Berger in fourth. Jake Vanoskey, making his first start at Rockford
since a violent wreck on Opening Night, rounded out the top five.

BARGAIN HUNTER SPORTSMAN

After working hard on the track and coming painfully close to victory
one week ago, Adam Cartwright overcame early obstacles and endured
some hard work off-the-track this week. The reward was a second win of
the season for the Roscoe resident, who inherited the lead after a lap
15 restart and sailed to victory in the 25 lap feature race.

Cartwright began the night with rear end issues on his car, forcing
him to miss some practice while only receiving one lap of qualifying.
When the green flag flew on his main event though, Cartwright and
Terrance Robinson waged an epic 15 lap tussle for the top spot, while
each car behind them found a dancing partner…creating up to four
continuous battles for position on the track! An incident between
Richie Schinderling and Cody Houseweart brought out the race’s only
yellow and shook up the field in several ways. Schinderling left the
track and Houseweart went to the back, while Josh Thiering, who held a
top five position, made his way pitside during the caution flag.

The driver who inherited the most good fortune during the yellow was
point leader Howie Ware, who was running seventh before the yellow.
but found himself fourth in the order after the chaos and elected to
restart on the bottom groove when the race restarted. Robinson lead
the field back to green but stumbled out of the blocks, handing the
lead to Cartwright. Robinson’s car then struggled to negotiate turn
one and tickled the wall, ending his chances for victory. Ware
continued to benefit from the madness, making his way to second place
by lap 17. But Ware’s run ended there, as Cartwright won the race
while Ware settled for second place. Johnny Robinson II finished
third, with Houseweart battling back to fourth and Garrick Fry
rounding out the top five.

MILLER LITE AMERICAN SHORT TRACKERS

For the fifth time this season, Franc Beldowski collected a feature
win in the Miller Lite American Short Trackers. Beldowski, who’s had a
flare for the dramatic in 2018, got past leader Aaron Rude on lap 15
when Rude’s car bobbled in turn two, opening the door for Beldowski to
take the lead and sail off to victory. Rude settled for second,
followed by Todd Bridges, who finished a career best third. Todd Snow,
who won the Bandit feature on Wednesday night, came home in fourth,
while Destiny Genore rounded out the top five.

KICKSTART ROADRUNNERS

Robby Robinson scored his third feature win of the year during the 20
lap Roadrunner main event, holding off several challenges from point
leader Kevin Memoli on his way to victory. Robinson joined Chad
Lounsbury as the only three-time winner in the class this year. Austin
Fowler followed Robinson and Memoli across the line in third, with
Brent Garnhardt in fourth and Lounsbury fifth.

Rockford Speedway Results from 06.23.18

NASCAR All American Sportsmen
A-Main 01 — 1. Adam Cartwright (r), Roscoe; 2. Howie Ware, South Beloit; 3. Johnny Robinson, II, Beloit, Wis; 4.
Cody Houseweart, Machesney Park; 5. Garrick Fry, Durand; 6. John Featherston (r), Loves Park; 7. Terrance
Robinson (r), Beloit, Wis; 8. Josh Thiering, South Beloit; 9. Rich Schinderling, Jr (r), Winnebago.
Heat 01 — 1. John Featherston (r), Loves Park; 2. Adam Cartwright (r), Roscoe; 3. Terrance Robinson (r), Beloit,
Wis; 4. Rich Schinderling, Jr (r), Winnebago; 5. Chris McQuality, Rockford.
Heat 02 — 1. Cody Houseweart, Machesney Park; 2. Josh Thiering, South Beloit; 3. Howie Ware, South Beloit; 4.
Johnny Robinson, II, Beloit, Wis; 5. Garrick Fry, Durand.
Time Trial — 1. Howie Ware, South Beloit; 2. Garrick Fry, Durand; 3. Johnny Robinson, II, Beloit, Wis; 4. Cody
Houseweart, Machesney Park; 5. Josh Thiering, South Beloit; 6. Rich Schinderling, Jr (r), Winnebago; 7. Terrance
Robinson (r), Beloit, Wis; 8. Adam Cartwright (r), Roscoe; 9. Chris McQuality, Rockford; 10. John Featherston (r),
Loves Park.
Trophy Dash 01 — 1. Cody Houseweart, Machesney Park; 2. Josh Thiering, South Beloit; 3. Johnny Robinson, II,
Beloit, Wis; 4. Howie Ware, South Beloit; 5. Garrick Fry, Durand; 6. Rich Schinderling, Jr (r), Winnebago.

NASCAR American Short Trackers
A-Main 01 — 1. Franc Beldowski, Rockford; 2. Aaron Rude, Cambridge, Wis; 3. Todd Bridges, Winnebago; 4. Todd
Snow, Rockford; 5. Destiny Genore (r), Beloit, Wis; 6. Melody Boyle (r), Kirkland; 7. David Russell, Jr, Rockford; 8.
Mark Bielefeldt, Loves Park; 9. Shannon Stoltz, Machesney Park.
Heat 01 — 1. Todd Snow, Rockford; 2. Todd Bridges, Winnebago; 3. Destiny Genore (r), Beloit, Wis; 4. Mark
Bielefeldt, Loves Park; 5. Shannon Stoltz, Machesney Park.
Heat 02 — 1. Franc Beldowski, Rockford; 2. Aaron Rude, Cambridge, Wis; 3. David Russell, Jr, Rockford; 4. Melody
Boyle (r), Kirkland.
Time Trial — 1. Franc Beldowski, Rockford; 2. Aaron Rude, Cambridge, Wis; 3. Melody Boyle (r), Kirkland; 4.
David Russell, Jr, Rockford; 5. Todd Bridges, Winnebago; 6. Shannon Stoltz, Machesney Park; 7. Todd Snow,
Rockford; 8. Destiny Genore (r), Beloit, Wis; 9. Mark Bielefeldt, Loves Park.
Trophy Dash 01 — 1. Franc Beldowski, Rockford; 2. Aaron Rude, Cambridge, Wis; 3. Melody Boyle (r), Kirkland; 4.
David Russell, Jr, Rockford; 5. Todd Bridges, Winnebago; 6. Shannon Stoltz, Machesney Park.

NASCAR Late Models
A-Main 01 — 1. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Loves Park; 2. Alex Papini, Rockford; 3. Tom Gille, Winnebago; 4. Matt Berger,
Loves Park; 5. Jacob Vanoskey, Hartford, Wis; 6. Dennis Smith, Jr, South Beloit; 7. Max Kahler, Caledonia; 8. Jeff
Wakeman, Streator; 9. Tyler Brown, Carol Stream; 10. Mike Lloyd, Davis; 11. Steve Vaughn, Maple Park.
Heat 01 — 1. Tom Gille, Winnebago; 2. Dennis Smith, Jr, South Beloit; 3. Jacob Vanoskey, Hartford, Wis; 4. Tyler
Brown, Carol Stream; 5. Steve Vaughn, Maple Park; 6. Jeff Wakeman, Streator.
Heat 02 — 1. Matt Berger, Loves Park; 2. Alex Papini, Rockford; 3. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Loves Park; 4. Max Kahler,
Caledonia; 5. Mike Lloyd, Davis.
Time Trial — 1. Max Kahler, Caledonia; 2. Matt Berger, Loves Park; 3. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Loves Park; 4. Alex
Papini, Rockford; 5. Mike Lloyd, Davis; 6. Jacob Vanoskey, Hartford, Wis; 7. Tom Gille, Winnebago; 8. Dennis
Smith, Jr, South Beloit; 9. Jeff Wakeman, Streator; 10. Tyler Brown, Carol Stream; 11. Steve Vaughn, Maple Park.
Trophy Dash 01 — 1. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Loves Park; 2. Matt Berger, Loves Park; 3. Alex Papini, Rockford; 4. Max
Kahler, Caledonia; 5. Jacob Vanoskey, Hartford, Wis.

NASCAR Road Runners
A-Main 01 — 1. Robby Robinson, Orfordville, Wis; 2. Kevin Memoli, Belvidere; 3. Austin Fowler, Loves Park; 4.
Brent Garnhart, Machesney Park; 5. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 6. Justin Wagner, Beloit, Wis; 7. Nick Schneider,
Rockton; 8. Terry Gerber, Loves Park; 9. Curt Nighswonger, Machesney Park.
Heat 01 — 1. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 2. Terry Gerber, Loves Park; 3. Austin Fowler, Loves Park; 4. Justin
Wagner, Beloit, Wis; 5. Curt Nighswonger, Machesney Park.
Heat 02 — 1. Brent Garnhart, Machesney Park; 2. Robby Robinson, Orfordville, Wis; 3. Kevin Memoli, Belvidere;
4. Nick Schneider, Rockton.
Trophy Dash 01 — 1. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 2. Kevin Memoli, Belvidere; 3. Nick Schneider, Rockton; 4.
Robby Robinson, Orfordville, Wis; 5. Brent Garnhart, Machesney Park; 6. Justin Wagner, Beloit, Wis.

RECAP: WILD WEDNESDAY (JUNE 20)

By: Clem Easterly

ROADRUNNERS

After setting the new Wild Wednesday track record in qualifying
earlier in the evening, Arlyn Roush finished off the night by winning
a thrilling Roadrunner feature race.

Roush held off a furious late-race charge from Chad Lounsbury and won
the 15 lap event by a distance of three feet. Lounsbury had a solid
night too, qualifying second (also under the old track record) and
winning both the Fast Dash and his Heat Race. Terry Gerber finished
third, followed by Nick Schneider in fourth place and Devin Opsahl
rounding out the top five.

BANDITS

Driving a steady race while staying ahead a quick group of
challengers, Rockford’s Todd Snow held on to the lead and claimed his
first ever feature win in the 20 lap Bandit main event.

Snow, who had been plagued by bad luck despite a fast car in 2018, was
able to lead the race’s final 15 laps while staying ahead of a
charging Bart Brockmann, who settled for second. Opening Night winner
Cassidy Frisch finished the race in third place, with Duane Lounsbury
fourth and Austin Nason fifth.

ORIGINAL SIXERS

Thomas Andrus started the season two-for-two in the Original Sixer
division with a win in the 15 lap “Sixermania” race. Andrus cut to the
front of the field just before halfway and was able to pull away from
the rest of the ten car field en route to the checkered flag.

Jim Crozier finished second, while Roger Thigpen raced to a third
place result. Stan Buczynski came home fourth while Sean Worman
rounded out the top five.

DOUBLE FIGURE 8

It was all Nick Schneider during the Figure 8 portion of the night, as
the Rockton resident won both the Roadrunner and Bandit Figure 8 races
on Wednesday night. With his win in the Roadrunner Figure 8, Schneider
is now two-for-two in that category so far in 2018.

Wild Wednesday Results from 06.20.18

Bandits
A-Main 01 — 1. Todd Snow, Rockford; 2. Bart Brockmann, Rockford; 3. Cassidy Frisch, Beloit, Wis; 4. Duane
Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 5. Austin Nason, Roscoe; 6. Chris Tolliver, Watertown, Wis; 7. Jeff Parisot, Machesney Park;
8. Charles Schork, Rockford; 9. David Rucker, Jr, Beloit, Wis; 10. Nick Schmidt, Watertown, Wis; 11. Ashley Matts,
Rockford.
Bandits
A-Main 01 — 1. Todd Snow, Rockford; 2. Bart Brockmann, Rockford; 3. Cassidy Frisch, Beloit, Wis; 4. Duane
Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 5. Austin Nason, Roscoe; 6. Chris Tolliver, Watertown, Wis; 7. Jeff Parisot, Machesney Park;
8. Charles Schork, Rockford; 9. David Rucker, Jr, Beloit, Wis; 10. Nick Schmidt, Watertown, Wis; 11. Ashley Matts,
Rockford.
Heat 01 — 1. Austin Nason, Roscoe; 2. Duane Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 3. Jeff Parisot, Machesney Park; 4. David
Rucker, Jr, Beloit, Wis; 5. Charles Schork, Rockford; 6. Ashley Matts, Rockford.
Heat 02 — 1. Todd Snow, Rockford; 2. Cassidy Frisch, Beloit, Wis; 3. Chris Tolliver, Watertown, Wis; 4. Nick
Schmidt, Watertown, Wis; 5. Bart Brockmann, Rockford.
Time Trial — 1. Nick Schmidt, Watertown, Wis; 2. Bart Brockmann, Rockford; 3. Cassidy Frisch, Beloit, Wis; 4. Todd
Snow, Rockford; 5. Chris Tolliver, Watertown, Wis; 6. Duane Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 7. Jeff Parisot, Machesney
Park; 8. Ashley Matts, Rockford; 9. Austin Nason, Roscoe; 10. Charles Schork, Rockford; 11. David Rucker, Jr,
Trophy Dash 01 — 1. Nick Schmidt, Watertown, Wis; 2. Chris Tolliver, Watertown, Wis; 3. Cassidy Frisch, Beloit,
Wis; 4. Todd Snow, Rockford; 5. Duane Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 6. Bart Brockmann, Rockford.

Figure 8
A-Main 01 — 1. Nick Schneider, Rockton; 2. Terry Gerber, Loves Park; 3. Devin Opsahl, Rockford; 4. Curt
Nighswonger, Machesney Park.

Bandit Figure 8
A-Main 01 — 1. Nick Schneider, Rockton; 2. Charlie Frisch, Beloit, Wis; 3. Charles Schork, Rockford; 4. Ross
Lamont, Cherry Valley; 5. Duane Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 6. David Rucker, Jr, Beloit, Wis.

RoadRunner Super Summer Series
A-Main 01 — 1. Arlyn Roush, Woodstock; 2. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 3. Terry Gerber, Loves Park; 4. Nick
Schneider, Rockton; 5. Devin Opsahl, Rockford; 6. Curt Nighswonger, Machesney Park.
Heat 01 — 1. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 2. Arlyn Roush, Woodstock; 3. Terry Gerber, Loves Park; 4. Devin
Opsahl, Rockford; 5. Curt Nighswonger, Machesney Park; 6. Nick Schneider, Rockton.
Time Trial — 1. Arlyn Roush, Woodstock; 2. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 3. Nick Schneider, Rockton; 4. Terry
Gerber, Loves Park; 5. Greg Pruitt, Rockford; 6. Devin Opsahl, Rockford; 7. Curt Nighswonger, Machesney Park.
Trophy Dash 01 — 1. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 2. Arlyn Roush, Woodstock; 3. Nick Schneider, Rockton; 4.
Devin Opsahl, Rockford; 5. Terry Gerber, Loves Park; 6. Curt Nighswonger, Machesney Park.

Original Sixers
A-Main 01 — 1. Thomas Andrus, Rockford; 2. Jim Crozier, Machesney Park; 3. Roger Thigpen, Rockford; 4. Stan
Buczynski, Rockford; 5. Sean Worman, Roscoe; 6. Jordan Howell, Rockton; 7. Jerid Butram, Rockford; 8. Mike
Shipman, Rockford; 9. Steven Dover, Loves Park; 10. Andrew Garkey, Winnebago.
Heat 01 — 1. Stan Buczynski, Rockford; 2. Jerid Butram, Rockford; 3. Jordan Howell, Rockton; 4. Roger Thigpen,
Rockford; 5. Andrew Garkey, Winnebago; 6. Mike Shipman, Rockford.
Heat 02 — 1. Thomas Andrus, Rockford; 2. Jim Crozier, Machesney Park; 3. Sean Worman, Roscoe; 4. Blake
Andrus, Rockford; 5. Aimee Anderson, Loves Park; 6. Steven Dover, Loves Park.

DRAMATIC FEATURE FINISHES HIGHLIGHT ‘SALUTE TO DAD’ NIGHT

By: Clem Easterly

On a sweltering Saturday evening at Rockford Speedway, five divisions
took to the track as part of Tractor Town ‘Salute to Dad’ night. The
Father’s Day Eve racing program sent fans home happy following a great
night of short track racing which included a pair of “buzzer beating”
finishes.

In the Miller Lite American Short Tracker feature, Shannon Stoltz
skipped away to an early lead in the 25 lap feature event. A steady
hand from Stotlz, coupled with congestion from second place on back,
helped the Machesney Park racer maintain a stable lead. But with 10
laps to go, points leader Franc Beldowski made his way into second and
set sail for Stoltz, with visions of a fifth feature win of the year
in his sights.

Facing a straightaway deficit, the odds seemed stacked against
Beldowski, but with three laps to go, the Rockford resident found the
leader and began a frantic tussle for the top spot. Both drivers
traded the lead multiple times in the final few circuits, with
Beldowski leading the white flag lap by the skinniest of margins. But
on the race’s final lap, Stoltz found just enough to hold off
Beldowski by inches en route the checkered flag. The win was Stoltz’s
second career American Short Tracker win and his first of 2018, while
Beldowski settled for his second runner up finish of the season. David
Russell came home in third, followed by Aaron Rude in fourth and
Destiny Genore in fifth.

The 25 lap Bargain Hunter Sportsman race was a different kind of
dramatic, with two contenders separating themselves from the pack
early and dueling side-by-side for the entire race.

Johnny Robinson II and Adam Cartwright engaged in a 25 lap game of
high-speed chess on the warm northern Illinois evening, with Robinson
holding the high line while Cartwright challenged from the bottom
groove. Robinson held off every single one of Cartwright’s challenges
while trading the lead with Cartwright three times in the final seven
laps before taking the checkered flag half a carlength ahead of
Cartwright at the conclusion of 25 laps. The win was Robinson’s second
of the season, making the Beloit resident the first repeat feature
winner in the division of 2018. Cartwright collected his best finish
since his Opening Night victory back in April with his second place
result. Rookie Richie Schinderling took third place and was followed
by Howie Ware in fourth and Terrance Robinson in fifth.

In other action Saturday night…

Max Kahler was declared the winner of the 30 lap Stanley Steemer
NASCAR Late Model feature after apparent race winner Jake Gille was
disqualified in post -race technical inspection with an illegal
carburetor. The win is Kahler’s second career and his first of 2018.
Matt Berger was credited with second place, one week after winning his
first feature of the season. Jon Reynolds Jr ended up third, with fast
qualifier Jerry Gille fourth and Tom Gille rounding out the top five.

Chad Lounsbury stayed hot in the Kickstart Roadrunner division by
winning his fourth total feature of the year. Lounsbury, a three-time
winner on Saturday nights this season, also pocketed the opening Wild
Wednesday feature earlier in the week. Points leader Kevin Memoli came
across the line in second place and was followed by Brent Garnhardt in
third.

Reigning T.E.D. Transit Bandit champion Kelsey Dobbs finally made it
back to victory lane after winning a closely contested 20 lap feature.
Dobbs outran runner up Ross Lamont and third place Duane Lounsbury on
the way to the win.

Rockford Speedway Results from 06.16.18

NASCAR All American Sportsmen
A-Main 01 — 1. Johnny Robinson, II, Beloit, Wis; 2. Adam Cartwright (r), Roscoe; 3. Rich Schinderling, Jr (r),
Winnebago; 4. Howie Ware, South Beloit; 5. Terrance Robinson (r), Beloit, Wis; 6. Josh Thiering, South Beloit; 7.
Cody Houseweart, Machesney Park; 8. John Featherston (r), Loves Park; 9. Joshua Lundy, Roscoe.
Heat 01 — 1. Cody Houseweart, Machesney Park; 2. Johnny Robinson, II, Beloit, Wis; 3. Joshua Lundy, Roscoe; 4.
Terrance Robinson (r), Beloit, Wis; 5. Josh Thiering, South Beloit.
Heat 02 — 1. Adam Cartwright (r), Roscoe; 2. Howie Ware, South Beloit; 3. Rich Schinderling, Jr (r), Winnebago;
4. John Featherston (r), Loves Park.
Time Trial — 1. Howie Ware, South Beloit; 2. John Featherston (r), Loves Park; 3. Adam Cartwright (r), Roscoe; 4.
Rich Schinderling, Jr (r), Winnebago; 5. Johnny Robinson, II, Beloit, Wis; 6. Terrance Robinson (r), Beloit, Wis; 7.
Josh Thiering, South Beloit; 8. Joshua Lundy, Roscoe; 9. Cody Houseweart, Machesney Park.

NASCAR American Short Trackers
A-Main 01 — 1. Shannon Stoltz, Machesney Park; 2. Franc Beldowski, Rockford; 3. David Russell, Jr, Rockford; 4.
Aaron Rude, Cambridge, Wis; 5. Destiny Genore (r), Beloit, Wis; 6. Todd Snow, Rockford; 7. Melody Boyle (r),
Kirkland; 8. Todd Bridges, Winnebago; 9. David Russell, Sr, Machesney Park.
Heat 01 — 1. David Russell, Jr, Rockford; 2. Shannon Stoltz, Machesney Park; 3. Melody Boyle (r), Kirkland; 4.
David Russell, Sr, Machesney Park.
Heat 02 — 1. Franc Beldowski, Rockford; 2. Destiny Genore (r), Beloit, Wis; 3. Aaron Rude, Cambridge, Wis; 4.
Todd Bridges, Winnebago; 5. Todd Snow, Rockford.
Time Trial — 1. Franc Beldowski, Rockford; 2. Aaron Rude, Cambridge, Wis; 3. Melody Boyle (r), Kirkland; 4.
Destiny Genore (r), Beloit, Wis; 5. Todd Snow, Rockford; 6. Shannon Stoltz, Machesney Park; 7. David Russell, Jr,
Rockford; 8. David Russell, Sr, Machesney Park; 9. Todd Bridges, Winnebago.

NASCAR Bandits
A-Main 01 — 1. Kelsey Dobbs, Beloit, Wis; 2. Ross Lamont, Cherry Valley; 3. Duane Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 4.
Tyler Deschaine, Loves Park; 5. Todd Snow, Rockford; 6. Ben Rucker, Beloit, Wis; 7. Ashley Matts, Rockford.
Heat 01 — 1. Todd Snow, Rockford; 2. Duane Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 3. Kelsey Dobbs, Beloit, Wis; 4. Ashley
Matts, Rockford; 5. Ross Lamont, Cherry Valley; 6. Ben Rucker, Beloit, Wis.
Time Trial — 1. Kelsey Dobbs, Beloit, Wis; 2. Duane Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 3. Todd Snow, Rockford; 4. Ashley
Matts, Rockford; 5. Ben Rucker, Beloit, Wis; 6. Ross Lamont, Cherry Valley.

NASCAR Late Models
A-Main 01 — 1. Max Kahler, Caledonia; 2. Matt Berger, Loves Park; 3. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Loves Park; 4. Jerry
Gille, Roscoe; 5. Tom Gille, Winnebago; 6. Dennis Smith, Jr, South Beloit; 7. Steve Vaughn, Maple Park; 8. Jeff
Wakeman, Streator; 9. Jacob Gille, Winnebago.
Heat 01 — 1. Tom Gille, Winnebago; 2. Dennis Smith, Jr, South Beloit; 3. Jacob Gille, Winnebago; 4. Steve
Vaughn, Maple Park; 5. Jeff Wakeman, Streator.
Heat 02 — 1. Matt Berger, Loves Park; 2. Jon Reynolds, Jr., Loves Park; 3. Jerry Gille, Roscoe; 4. Max Kahler,
Caledonia.
Time Trial — 1. Jerry Gille, Roscoe; 2. Max Kahler, Caledonia; 3. Matt Berger, Loves Park; 4. Jon Reynolds, Jr.,
Loves Park; 5. Jacob Gille, Winnebago; 6. Tom Gille, Winnebago; 7. Alex Papini, Rockford; 8. Steve Vaughn,
Maple Park; 9. Dennis Smith, Jr, South Beloit; 10. Jeff Wakeman, Streator.

NASCAR Road Runners
A-Main 01 — 1. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 2. Kevin Memoli, Belvidere; 3. Brent Garnhart, Machesney Park; 4.
Robby Robinson, Orfordville, Wis; 5. Nick Schneider, Rockton; 6. Kenneth Brazee III, Rockford.
Heat 01 — 1. Brent Garnhart, Machesney Park; 2. Nick Schneider, Rockton; 3. Kevin Memoli, Belvidere; 4. Robby
Robinson, Orfordville, Wis; 5. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis.

RECAP: WILD WEDNESDAY OPENER (JUNE 13)

By: Clem Easterly

ROADRUNNERS

A torrid four-car battle led a caution-free 20 lap feature for the Roadrunners. After getting to the lead early, it appeared Austin Fowler was going to hold off the persistent challenges of Arlyn Roush, Chad Lounsbury and Greg Pruitt for the win. But a flat tire with under five laps to go removed Fowler from the lead and ended his shot at victory.

With that small break, Lounsbury assumed the lead on the 16th lap and skated away for the win, his third combined Roadrunner win of the year. Pruitt nosed past Roush in the race’s final two laps two claim second, regulating Roush to third. Fast qualifier Dave Lumsden Jr finished fourth while Nick Schneider rounded out the top five.

BANDITS

Two-time Winged Women on Wheels champion Cassidy Frisch started the Wednesday night Bandit season on a strong note, winning the Fast Dash, her Heat Race and the 15 lap Feature race for the class. Frisch got to the lead on the race’s third lap and held a steady lead of three carlengths or more for the balance of the race.

Fast qualifier Nick Schmidt fought off a slow start to climb back to second place by the race’s conclusion, followed by Ashley Matts in third. Saturday night winner Duane Lounsbury finished fourth and was followed by fifth place Todd Snow.

ORIGINAL SIXERS

Eleven drivers took to the track for the first Original Sixer racing program of the season and staged some of the most exciting action of the night. At the end of 15 laps, Thomas Andrus stood tall above the competition as the Rockford native got to the front early and was able to keep his closest competition at bay.

Steve Dover took second place after winning a tight battle with Bobby Frisch for the runner up position. Sean Worman came home fourth place behind Frisch while Machesney Park’s Nate Swain rounded out the top five.

WINGED WOMEN ON WHEELS

Overall it was a solid night for Ashley Matts. Not only did the Rockford native come home third in the Bandit feature, but she also claimed her first ever Feature win in the Winged Women on Wheels feature by holding off a hard-charging Cassidy Frisch for the win. Nikki Mueller finished a distant third with Lily Allen fourth.

DOUBLE FIGURE 8

2015 Figure 8 champion Nick Schneider was fast and fearless in the opening Roadrunner Figure 8 race of the season, winning by a wide margin in the 10 lap race, while Charlie Frisch claimed victory in the first ever Bandit Figure 8 race.

Wild Wednesday Results from 06.13.18

Bandits
A-Main 01 — 1. Cassidy Frisch, Beloit, Wis; 2. Nick Schmidt, Watertown, Wis; 3. Ashley Matts, Rockford; 4. Duane
Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 5. Todd Snow, Rockford; 6. Nicole Mueller, Muskego, Wis; 7. Richard Warren, Rockford.

Heat 01 — 1. Cassidy Frisch, Beloit, Wis; 2. Todd Snow, Rockford; 3. Ashley Matts, Rockford; 4. Nick Schmidt,
Watertown, Wis; 5. Nicole Mueller, Muskego, Wis; 6. Duane Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 7. Richard Warren, Rockford.

Time Trial — 1. Nick Schmidt, Watertown, Wis; 2. Cassidy Frisch, Beloit, Wis; 3. Todd Snow, Rockford; 4. Ashley
Matts, Rockford; 5. Duane Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 6. Richard Warren, Rockford; 7. Nicole Mueller, Muskego, Wis.

Trophy Dash 01 — 1. Cassidy Frisch, Beloit, Wis; 2. Ashley Matts, Rockford; 3. Duane Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 4.
Richard Warren, Rockford; 5. Nick Schmidt, Watertown, Wis; 6. Todd Snow, Rockford.

Figure 8
A-Main 01 — 1. Nick Schneider, Rockton; 2. Brent Garnhart, Machesney Park; 3. Harold Tipton;; 4. Terry Gerber,
Loves Park; 5. Dave Lumsden, Jr., Rockford.

Bandit Figure 8
A-Main 01 — 1. Charlie Frisch, Beloit, Wis; 2. Ashley Matts, Rockford; 3. Todd Snow, Rockford.

RoadRunner Super Summer Series

A-Main 01 — 1. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 2. Greg Pruitt, Rockford; 3. Arlyn Roush, Woodstock; 4. Dave
Lumsden, Jr., Rockford; 5. Nick Schneider, Rockton; 6. Terry Gerber, Loves Park; 7. Brent Garnhart, Machesney
Park; 8. Austin Fowler, Loves Park; 9. Curt Nighswonger, Machesney Park.

Heat 01 — 1. Terry Gerber, Loves Park; 2. Brent Garnhart, Machesney Park; 3. Nick Schneider, Rockton; 4. Adam
Tipton, Rockford; 5. Curt Nighswonger, Machesney Park.

Heat 02 — 1. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 2. Austin Fowler, Loves Park; 3. Greg Pruitt, Rockford; 4. Dave
Lumsden, Jr., Rockford; 5. Arlyn Roush, Woodstock.

Time Trial — 1. Dave Lumsden, Jr., Rockford; 2. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 3. Arlyn Roush, Woodstock; 4.
Austin Fowler, Loves Park; 5. Greg Pruitt, Rockford; 6. Nick Schneider, Rockton; 7. Brent Garnhart, Machesney
Park; 8. Terry Gerber, Loves Park; 9. Curt Nighswonger, Machesney Park.
Trophy Dash 01 — 1. Dave Lumsden, Jr., Rockford; 2. Nick Schneider, Rockton; 3. Arlyn Roush, Woodstock; 4.
Austin Fowler, Loves Park; 5. Chad Lounsbury, Beloit, Wis; 6. Greg Pruitt, Rockford.

Original Sixers

A-Main 01 — 1. Thomas Andrus, Rockford; 2. Steven Dover, Loves Park; 3. Bobby Frisch, Beloit, Wis; 4. Sean
Worman, Roscoe; 5. Nate Swain, Machesney Park; 6. Jim Crozier, Machesney Park; 7. Josh Smith;; 8. Blake
Andrus, Rockford; 9. Drew Collins, Loves Park; 10. Mike Shipman, Rockford; 11. Aimee Anderson, Loves Park.

Heat 01 — 1. Nate Swain, Machesney Park; 2. Bobby Frisch, Beloit, Wis; 3. Sean Worman, Roscoe; 4. Blake
Andrus, Rockford; 5. Drew Collins, Loves Park; 6. Mike Shipman, Rockford.

Heat 02 — 1. Jim Crozier, Machesney Park; 2. Steven Dover, Loves Park; 3. Aimee Anderson, Loves Park; 4.
Thomas Andrus, Rockford; 5. Josh Smith;.

Winged Women on Wheels

A-Main 01 — 1. Ashley Matts, Rockford; 2. Cassidy Frisch, Beloit, Wis; 3. Nicole Mueller, Muskego, Wis; 4. Lilly
Allen, Genoa.
Heat 01 — 1. Ashley Matts, Rockford; 2. Cassidy Frisch, Beloit, Wis; 3. Nicole Mueller, Muskego, Wis; 4. Lilly Allen,
Genoa.