FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KRALOVETZ MAKES HISTORY WITH NORWAY SPEEDWAY LATE MODEL FOUR-PEAT TITLE
(Zehr collects $2,000 by winning feature, two-night Fair points crown)
(Norway, MI) September 2 – Bonduel’s Dillion Kralovetz may have finished second to Menominee’s Dalton Zehr in the 100 lap Island Resort Casino feature during the Dickinson County Fair at Norway Speedway Sunday.
But the second-generation driver made Norway Speedway history by winning his fourth straight Coca Cola late model title. Zehr passed Brian Stanchina of Kingsford for the lead on lap 30 and sweated out several yellows and sifted through lapped cars to win the 100 lap feature. Zehr won not only the $1,000-to-win race but also the $1,000 bonus for being crowned champion of the two night fair race.
Fair night champions were crowned in four of the track’s five classes. The fair champions were determined from the races tonight and Friday night, August 31. 15-year-old Parker Cain made the tow down from Big Bay worthwhile as he captured the $500 bonus on the Auto Value super stocks. Cain also won Friday night. Iron Mountain’s “Uncle Pete” Fraser won the two night 141 Auto Sportsman title while Norway’s Joe Ostermann captured the division’s track championship.
Vulcan’s Tim Schultz captured his second straight Auto Value super stock crown. In the 141 Auto sportsman class captured the track title while in the stock 4 class Adam Faull won the crown.
Kingsford’s Brad Barglind not only captured the sport truck feature but earned enough points to fend off Neenah’s Tanner Fickel for the division crown.
In the Auto Value super stock main Cain played it straight, and traded paint with Upper Pine Creek’s Ryan Wender on the final lap to win the Auto Value super stock feature. Drama unfoded earlier in the race as race leader Andy Gerwig of Norway and track champion Schultz locked horns, with Gerwig driving over the top of Schultz’s racer, sending both machines scattered to the infield. Both drivers were done for the race and Gerwig received the black flag for rough driving.
Gary Thom of Aurora emerged triumphant in the 141 Auto sportsman feature while Vulcan’s Jake Dolfurd won the final race of the season, winning the stock four main event.
A season high 100 cars showed up to compete, including 31 Coca Cola late models.
The staff of Norway Speedway and the Dickinson County Racing Association would like to thank the fans, drivers and officials for their support throughout the 2018 campaign. To stay in touch with off season followings please check out our website norwayspeedway.com or check out our Facebook page as well.
AUTO VALUE COCA COLA LATE MODEL FEATURE – Dalton Zehr, Menominee; Dillion Kralovetz, Bonduel, WI; Brian Stanchina, Kingsford; Jason Wells, Kingsford; Cameron Clifford, Norway; Tyler Radavich, Eldorado, WI; Tom Lindquist, Bark River; Travis Rodewald, Manitowoc, WI; Brett Breitenfeldt, Wausau, WI; Scott Hoffman, Menominee; Bruce White, Spread Eagle, WI; Scott Bolster, Marquette; Robby Iverson, Escanaba; Joey Pontbriand, Norway; Kris Kelly, Vulcan; Neal Sannes, De Pere, WI; Dan Lindsley, Vulcan; Scott Stanchina, Kingsford; John Ostermann, Norway
SEMI- FEATURE – Ostermann; Breitenfeldt; Bolster; Charlie Bell, Marquette; Ricky Holmstrom, Kingsford; Doug Larson, Gwinn; Dean Varda, Vulcan; Jordan Chambers, Green Bay, WI; Mike Hardtke, Kewaunee, WI; Karl Lamoreaux, Niagara, WI; Mike Lantagne, Vulcan; Alyssa Larson, Green Bay, WI; Tyler Wusterbarth, Oconto, WI; Neal Sannes, De Pere, WI; Michelle Janczewski, Armstrong Creek, WI (DNS); Robert Solucki, Vulcan (DNS)
HEATS 1) Varda; Ostermann 2) Breitenfeldt; Holmstrom 3) Pontbriand; Lindquist 4) Brian Stanchina; Rodewald
DASH – Kralovetz
FAST TIME – Zehr, 14.554
AUTO VALUE SUPER STOCK FEATURE – Parker Cain, Big Bay; Ryan Wender, Upper Pine Creek; Anthony Schiefelbein, Pembine, WI; Kevin Peterson, Marinette, WI; John Mattia Jr., Norway
HEAT – Anthony Schiefelbein; John Mattia Jr.
DASH – Gerwig
FAST TIME – Schultz, 16.205
141 AUTO SPORTSMAN FEATURE – Gary Thom, Aurora, WI; B.J. Schoneck, Marion, WI; Jeff Schettler, Iron Mountain; Michelle Janczewski, Armstrong Creek,WI; Todd Schmidt, Spread Eagle, WI
HEATS 1) Pete Fraser, Iron Mountain; Bobby Lewis, Bark River 2) Bob Schiefelbein, Pembine, WI; Schmidt
FAST TIME – Jeff Schettler, 18.172
STOCK FOUR FEATURE – Jake Dolfurd, Vulcan; Zach Gazda, Vulcan; Cody Skog, Vulcan; Trevor Cronick, Faithhorn; Adam Faull, Vulcan
HEATS 1) Zach Gazda, Vulcan; Trevor Cronick, Faithhorn 2) Cody Skog, Vulcan; Jake Dolfurd, Vulcan
FAST TIME – Trevor Cronick, Faithhorn, 17.930
SPORT TRUCK FEATURE – Brad Barglind, Kingsford; Cody Vanderloop, Appleton, WI; Jason Plutz, Menasha, WI; Tanner Fickel, Neenah, WI; Keith Habeck, Green Bay, WI
HEATS 1) Jason Van Handel, Appleton, WI; Kyle Quella, Appleton, WI 2) Fickel; Plutz
FAST TIME – Brad Barglind, 16.795