FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BUTZ’ RETURN TO NORWAY SPEEDWAY TRIUMPHANT
SCHULTZ SWEEPS SUPER STOCKS
(Norway, MI) July 13 – Green Bay’s Chad Butz made his first visit to Norway Speedway in 2018 a successful one as he passed defending track champion Dillion Kralovetz for the lead on lap 16 and went on to win the Rick Stanchina Memorial 41 at Norway Speedway Friday night.
Defending track champion Tim Schultz of Vulcan scored a clean sweep in the super stock class.
Butz, who nabbed fast time earlier in the night, started in the fifth row and carefully picked his way through traffic in the early going. Kralovetz and Robby Iverson had a race long battle for the lead with Butz joining the chase around lap 12.
After some late cautions Butz checked out and wound up winning by a full straightaway margin. Iverson finished second with Tom Lindquist recovering from an early race spin to take third.
Schultz of Vulcan passed veteran Al Bilski for the lead on lap 15 and survived a lengthly caution period to collect his fourth super stock feature of the season – padding his points lead in the process.
Defending sportsman champion Preston Weddel won the division’s feature when the top two finishers Reid DeVoe and Gary Thom both broke out past the 18 second bracket.
Current stock four points leader Adam Faull won his second straight division feature.
Action was halted during the super stock dash when the cars of John Mattia Jr. and Kevin Peterson collided on the fronstretch. Peterson’s racer slammed into the foam blocks below the grandstand. Both drivers were ok but Peterson’s machine required two wreckers to bring his car back into the pit area.
With assistance of several neighboring pit crew members and a run to the local parts store Peterson was able to answer the bell for the feature.
Next Friday night July 20 will be Round II of the Auto Value Challenge Series.
Racing gets underway at 7 p.m.
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COCA COLA SUPER LATE MODEL FEATURE – Chad Butz, Green Bay, WI; Robby Iverson, Escanaba; Tom Lindquist, Bark River; Alex Seidl, Appleton, WI; Brian Stanchina, Kingsford; Dillion Kralovetz, Bonduel, WI; Cameron Clifford, Norway; Dean Varda, Vulcan; Brian Stanchina, Kingsford; Joey Pontbriand, Norway; Bruce White, Spread Eagle, WI; Jordan Chambers, Green Bay, WI; Alyssa Larson, Green Bay, WI; Jason Wells, Kingsford (DNS); Scott Bolster, Marquette (DNS)
HEATS 1) Chambers; Brian Stanchina 2) White; Kralovetz
DASH – Clifford
FAST TIME – Butz, 14.827
AUTO VALUE SUPER STOCK FEATURE – Tim Schultz, Vulcan; Jim Stachowicz, Vulcan; Andy Gerwig, Vulcan; Anthony Schiefelbein, Pembine, WI; Dave Fraser, Iron Mountain
HEAT – Wusterbarth; Schiefelbein
DASH – Schultz
FAST TIME – Schultz 16.217
141 AUTO SALES SPORTSMAN FEATURE – Preston Weddle, Crivitz, WI; Michelle Janczewski, Armstrong Creek, WI; Pete Fraser, Iron Mountain; Jeff Schettler, Kingsford; Bob Schiefelbein, Pembine, WI
HEATS 1) Kaitlyn Schettler, Kingsford; Jade Novara, Kingsford 2) Joe Ostermann, Norway; Jeff Schettler
FAST TIME – Reid Devoe, Faithhorn, 18.103
4 CYLINDER A FEATURE – Adam Faull, Vulcan; Mike Moore, Aurora, WI; Jesse Dolfurd, Vulcan; Alex Bellmore, Hermansville; Adam Loomis, Norway
HEATS 1) Jesse Dolfurd, Vulcan; Bradley Harter, Hermansville 2) Adam Loomis, Norway; Mike Moore, Aurora, WI
FAST TIME – Jake Dolfurd, Vulcan 18.336