Anvelink Tops Watson Classic, Zielski WingLess, Hamburg Modifieds, Potter Street Stocks September 7 Feature Winners

(Wilmot, Wis., Saturday, September 7, 2019)–A third restart proved to be the charm as Navarino’s Nick Anvelink bested Waukesha’s Mitch McGrath for the Dirt Kings Late Model Tour Jim “Wildman” Watson Classic Saturday, September 7 at Wilmot Raceway. McGrath was bidding for back to back wins at Wilmot having won the inaugural 2018 Watson Classic at Wilmot, appeared headed toward achieving the victory. Leading every lap, a series of late race cautions and a call back on a restart for a car going early set up a great final two laps. McGrath stuck to the high side while Anvelink kept to the inside groove as the two went wide by side. On the white flag lap Anvelink made the move stick powering past McGrath to the win. McGrath gave it one last shot coming for the checkered ending up second by less than a car length. Dorchester’s Mark Rose was third. Taylor Scheffler and Mark Rose led the 24-car field to the green flag of the 2nd Annual Dirt Kings Late Model Tour Jim Wildman Watson Classic at Wilmot Raceway. McGrath passed Scheffler for the lead on the inside of turn three on the first lap. McGrath continued to lead the race as Anvelink and Justin Schmidt battled for second. Caution slowed the field on lap 15, when Brad Mueller slowed in turn three. On the restart, McGrath, Schmidt and Anvelink pulled away from the rest of the field. Schmidt and Avenlink battled for second position but with ten laps to go, Anvelink passed Schmidt for second place. Caution slowed the field with three laps to go as Justin Reed spun in turn two. On the restart, McGrath led the field to the green flag with Anvelink diving to the inside in turn two with Rose and Scheffler close behind. Caution slowed the field one more time for an incident in turn two. On the final restart of the night, McGrath led the field to the green flag with Anvelink diving to the inside as they entered turn one. Avenlink made the pass as they raced down the backstretch, with McGrath in pursuit. Anvelink held on to win his fifth Dirt Kings Late Model Tour race of the season and returned to Mueller’s Sales & Service Victory Lane. Rose finished third followed by Scheffler and Brett Swedberg. Brittany Watson, Jim’s daughter was in the Mueller’s Sales & Service Victory Lane to present the trophy to Nick Anvelink after the race. John Burnside designed the custom trophy, courtesy of Behling Racing Equipment and Impact Helmets. The Brent Family sponsored the W1ld heat races with Mark Rose, Mitch McGrath and Nick Anvelink taking the win in their respective heat races, taking home an additional $50 from The Brent Family. Brett Swedberg won the Redline Web Design Hard Charger Award for $100 and a commemorative trophy by advancing ten positions in the 30-lap event. Justin Ritchie took home the Sunoco Rookie of the Race Award, finishing eighth. For Anvelink, the win was his first at Wilmot but fifth out of eight events on the Dirt Kings 2019 tour. Next stop is Plymouth Dirt Track Saturday, September 14. Shawano’s Brett Swedberg earned the hard charger award finishing fifth after starting 15th in the 24-car field. Oconomowoc’s Ryan Zielski won his second 20-lap AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprints feature. The initial start of the main was red flagged when Zielski and front row starter Mitchell Davis of Auburn, IL got together creating a wild scramble resulting in Nick Petska of Spring Grove, IL flipping on the front straightaway. Petska and 2018 Wilmot Champion Tim Cox of Park City, IL, who was caught up in the melee, were both unable to continue. Davis came back and ended up tenth after restarting from the rear. “That’s not what I want to do to win a race,” said Zielski of the incident. “I feel badly about what happened.” At the checkered it was Zielski, Greg Olsen of Round Lake Heights, IL second. Trevor’s Chris Dodd third. 2019 Wilmot Track Champion Jimmy Sivia of Winthrop Harbor, IL fourth. Salem’s Jordan Paulsen fifth. Tim Hamburg of Dixon, IL captured his third 20-lap Modified feature. “This is big for us,” said Hamburg, noting it’s a 2 1/2- hour one-way tow to Wilmot from home. “I really love this place, run well here and the fans are great. Hamburg battled wheel to wheel with past Wilmot champion South Milwaukee’s Chris Carlson for several laps. Hamburg was up to the challenge. Mitch Morris of McCausland, Iowa caught Carlson for second in the final laps. Carlson was third. Joe Huenefeld of Cedarville, IL, 2019 Wilmot season champion, finished fourth. Genoa City’s Mike Simons, 2-time Wilmot champion, was fifth. Pell Lake’s Cody Potter won his third 20-lap street stock main. “I knew Adam (Crapser) was coming and boy is that young guy fast,” said Potter. “I have to thank my dad, everyone who works on the car, and Nick Simons along with Wilmot Raceway for hosting this event.” Brookfield’s Adam Crapser was second. Cody Erickson of Algonquin, IL third. Caledonia’s Kyle Caswell fourth. Big Bend’s Mark Baker fifth. Thanks to numerous race teams, Wilmot Raceway staff, sponsors, a total of 104 bikes were given away to youngsters in the grandstands. In addition, Alt-Egan racing donated glow sticks and Frisbees which were given away during the program. Prior to the races, WLCB 101.5 at with Pat Cameron, Matt Rosenburg and Ron Pecorini broadcasted with a live remote from the Raceway. Wilmot Raceway is scheduled to host its Fall Festival of Speed on Saturday, October 5. WingLess sprints, modifieds, street stocks, lightning sprints and Bandit 4-cylinder stock cars are planned for the 2019 season ending program. For details check the track web site or the official Wilmot Raceway Facebook Page. SUMMARY – WILMOT RACEWAY, WILMOT, WISCONSIN – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2019 DIRT KINGS LATE MODEL TOUR JIM “WILDMAN” WATSON CLASSIC PRESENTED BY UNEEDA IRON & SANDBLASTING/J.R.’S WRECKER SERVICES OF WAUKEGAN/ASPHALT CONTRACTORS OF UNION GROVE/MLS AUTO CLINIC OF PADDOCK LAKE – 30-LAP FEATURE: 1. Nick Anvelink, Navarino; 2. Mitch McGrath, Waukesha; 3. Mark Rose, Dorchester; 4. Taylor Scheffler, Waukesha; 5. Brett Swedberg, Shawano; 6. Justin Schmidt, Cleveland; 7. Joe Bennett, Hortonville; 8.Justin Ritchie, New London; 9. Turk Letizia, Milwaukee; 10. Victor Benedetto, Marengo, IL; 11. Jim Schmidt, Cleveland; 12. David Jaeger, Slinger; 13. Tim Buhler, Green Bush; 14. Ron Stroika, Milwaukee; 15. Dan White, Elgin, IL; 16. Jim Letizia, Milwaukee; 17. Jim Juneau, Brookfield; 18. Derek Janke, Bear Creek; 19. Kyle Raddant, Shawano; 20. Justin Reed, Camp Point, IL; 21. Ron Berna, Abrams; 22. Brad Mueller, Random Lake; 23. Troy Springborn, Shawano; 24. Chris Engels, Green Bay. 10-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Rose; McGrath; Anvelink. AUTOMETER WISCONSIN WINGLESS SPRINTS PRESENTED BY IRA: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Ryan Zielski, Oconomowoc; 2. Greg Olsen, Round Lake Heights, IL; 3. Chris Dodd, Trevor; 4. Jimmy Sivia, Winthrop Harbor, IL; 5. Jordan Paulsen, Salem; 6. Zach Raidart, Antioch, IL; 7. Derek Crane, Waukegan, IL; 8. Allen Hafford, Beach Park, IL; 9. Chris Klemko, Bristol; 10. Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL; 11. Travis Mahoney, Olgesby, IL; 12. Nathan Crane, Waukegan; 13. Daniel Graumenz, Salem; 14. Rusty Egan, Burlington; 15. James Walldan, Kenosha; 16. Dennis Spitz, Lewisburg, KY; 17. Tom Eller, Zion, IL; 18. Greg Alt, Delavan; 19. Natalie Klemko, Bristol; 20. Vince Bartolotta, Muskego; 21. Shawn Swim, Winthrop Harbor; 22. Charles Spoonmore, Somonauk, IL; 23. Tim Cox, Park City, IL; 24. Nick Petska, Spring Grove, IL. 12-LAP “B” MAIN: 1. Spitz; 2. Eller; 3. Graumenz; 4. Swim; 5. William Huck, Mukwonago; 6. Jim Wehrman, Kenosha; 7. Zach Hansen, New Berlin; 8. Steve Clott, Bradley, IL; 9. Lance Walldan, Winthrop Harbor; 10. Seth Johnson, Hartland; 11. Randy Stanford, Kenosha. 8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Hafford; Sivia; Davis; Zielski. FAST QUALIFIER: Cox(:15.124 seconds). MODIFIEDS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Tim Hamburg, Dixon, IL; 2. Mitch Morris, McCausland, IA; 3. Chris Carlson, South Milwaukee; 4. Joe Huenefeld, Cedarville, IL; 5. Mike Simons II, Genoa City; 6. Todd Kluever, Sun Prairie; 7. Eric Scribner, Kiel; 8. Joel Crowbridge, Union Grove; 9. Don Scheffler, Milwaukee; 10. Mike Conn, Big Bend; 11. Andrew Araco, New Berlin; 12. Scott Barnharst, Franklin; 13. John Dost, Bristol; 14. Marcus Hoeppner, Neosho; 15. Ryan Marshall, Kansasville; 16. Steve Mueller, Eagle; 17. Andy Gross, Hartford; 18. Brandon Hamburg, Dixon; 19. Jason Wirth, Elkhorn; 20. Mike Wittenburg, Tichigan. 1st 12-LAP “B” MAIN: 1. Scheffler; 2. B. Hamburg; 3. Brad McGuire, New Berlin; 4. Danny Walter, Burlington; 5. Scott Crowbridge, Burlington; 6. Morgan Sheppard, Hebron, IL; 7. Jason Schilling, Wauwatosa; 8. Lee Tibbitts, Hebron; 9. Tony Izzo, Capron, IL(Did Not Start); 10. Mike Simon Jr., Grayslake, IL(DNS). 2nd 12-LAP “B” MAIN: 1. J. Wirth; 2. Hoeppner; 3. Randy Markwardt, Jr., Sheboygan Falls; 4. Donnie Paskiewicz, Dousman; 5. Bart Sievert, West Allis; 6. Jimmy Vandervere, 7. Jack Williams, Rockford, IL; 8. Jeremy Johnson, East Troy; 9. Mike Knurr, Mukwonago. 8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Huenefeld; Morris; Carlson. FAST QUALIFIER: Huenefeld(:17.063 seconds). STREET STOCKS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Cody Potter, Pell Lake; 2. Adam Crapser, Brookfield; 3. Cody Erickson, Algonquin, IL; 4. Kyle Caswell, Caledonia; 5. Mark Baker, Big Bend; 6. Jesse Krahn, Beaver Dam; 7. Craig Kreuser, Kenosha; 8. Josh Gehrig, Pleasant Prairie; 9. Brandon Mertes, Antioch, IL; 10. Terry Hilgendorf, McHenry, IL; 11. Trent Anderson, Trevor; 12. Marc Caswell, West Allis; 13. James Jaime, Salem; 14. Sarah Jasinski, Milwaukee; 15. Courtney Atkinson, Pleasant Prairie; 16. Kevin Domrose, Big Bend; 17. Alex Crapser, Brookfield; 18. Justin McBain, Sturtevant. 8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Atkinson; Potter. FAST QUALIFIER: Adam Crapser(:0:18.313 seconds). Submitted by Michael H. Babicz and Dirt Kings Tour.


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2019 Points Standings

WingLESS Sprints

FinalCar #Driver NameTotal Points
191Jimmy Sivia1603
201Chris Dodd1597
321Ryan Zielski1544
423zZach Raidart1537
540Tim Cox1522
638Allen Hafford1465
719kDerek Crane1412
89Greg Olsen1411
918Nick Petska1351
1050Rusty Egan1268
1170Chris Klemko1260
1241Dennis Spitz1218
1329Randy Stanford1198
144Jordan Paulson1191
1551Charles Spoonmore1179
166Vince Bartolotta1117
1712Shawn Swim1099
1822Greg Alt1089
1977James Walldan1071
2020Natalie Klemko1066
21OOPaul Shaffer1035
2229ogTom Eller1031
2339William Huck979
2489George Gaertner942
2511Lance Walldan888
2661Zach Hansen774
275hPatrick Haynes755
2894James Wehrman705
297Steve Clott668
302Tommy Colburn665
3193Travis Mahoney648
320Johnny Fahl640
337sCraig Campton521
3471sDoug Schenck468
3514ajBG Wood468
364tjBrian Kristan379
371Rod Colburn286
3854Scott Grissom275
399aAndy Hunt220
4066Kevin Frederikson216
41K9Andrew Kiedrowski214
4210Mitchell Davis214
4310HBryan Haynes210
4438vMatt Vandervere195
452Nathan Crane179
460Jordan Mattson178
474gGeorge Gaertner III145
4822wBruce Waterworth142
498dRyan Irwin135
5014ajDavey Ray95
511Scott Uttech74
5266Denny Smith72
534gJames Coots72
5452Craig Lager70
555Garrett Deieso60


FINALCar # Total Points
133jJoe Huenefeld1470
225Mike Simons1324
324Nick Simons1300
419Mike Wittenburg1274
530John Dost1130
6c12Chris Carlson1085
76wDavid Wirth1028
810cMike Conn1005
940Jack Williams962
1003TLee Tibbits894
112mSteve Mueller855
129wJason Wirth841
135Terry Kiedrowski685
1404Morgan Sheppard682
1522Tony Izzo632
1657Tim Hamburg615
1717bScott Barnharst608
189Ryan Marshall608
1915wDan Walter452
2013Donnie Paskiewicz445
2174Jimmy Vandervere382
228Zeke Bischofberger328
2357hAndrew Hamburg290
2488jJeremy Johnson238
2531Mike Knurr224
2628cJoel Crowbridge183
2719bAustin Blume177
28b1Jeff Larsen148
29O9Jared Spalding127
3095Jeff Bodendorfer124
3144Andy Sherley118
3257hBrandon Hamburg107
3355Mike Cougan103
3470wSteve Wirtz98
3528sScott Crowbridge91
364sJoel Seegert91
373zAustin Zdroik87
3844DDustin Wilkinson87
3925sLee Sohns76
407jrJason Schilling JR76
4148Mike Simons74
425aAndrew Araco72
4352mBrad McGuire70
44290Doyle Buzzell60
4518Ronnie Mink60
46492Trent Wysdbrod60
4718Eric Scribner60

Street Stocks

FINALCar #NameTotal Points
199Rob Maule1111
219Craig Kreuser1106
346ACourtney Atkinson1074
479David Jones973
565Mark Baker972
677Jason Jones835
710Josh Gehrig798
857Cody Potter783
912Brandon Mertes774
10J8James Jaime723
1150Terry Hilgendorf709
1246Cody Erickson665
1374tTrent Anderson646
1405sSarah Jasinski635
152Nick Smalley551
1645Kevin Domrose550
177Carl Sturt362
1875Dirk Aissen292
19316Joe Suhfras274
20O1Dustin Holland158
2111Adam Crapser148
2251Landry Potter142
2340Alex Crapser126
2451Nate Coon115
2575Don Kannenberg85
2611Justice McBain83
2731Andy Lundstrum70
281Tony Kautz60
29O5Ian Malinowski60


FINALCar #Driver NameTotal Points
173afJoey Moughan515
217bBill Balog511
310wJeremy Schultz496
42wScotty Neitzel490
564Scotty Thiel475
673Ben Schmidt461
719Todd Daun446
868Dave Uttech427
923Russel Borland415
104kKris Spitz388
1143Jereme Schroeder381
1265Austin Deblauw359
1314ajWayne Modjeski355
1425Jake Blackhurst342
1529Hunter Custer341
1663Nick Matuszewski340
1745Matt Wiese310
184bScott Biertzer302
1985mSteve Meyer295
205HPatrick Haynes233
2165Jordan Goldesberry230
2222sBrian Strane226
237twBrandon Wimmer220
2418Keith Fellner209
2514Jim Fifield185
2629LBrayton Lynch182
270Johnny Fahl173
2870Chris Klemko161
2924Rico Abreu129
309xPaul Nienhiser125
31O2Mike Reinke113
3214Tony Stewart110
3311Danny Schlaffer105
3411Brett Triplet98
359kKyle Shuett95
3653wBill Wirth94
3710vMatt Vandervere90
3820IKelsey Ivy89
3914RSean Rayhall85
4020RRobbie Pribnow75
4112Mike Decker70

IRA Lightning Sprints

FINALCar #Driver NameTotal Points
113CJ Malueg970
216Mike Neau894
319Ion Stear841
455HMark Heinert820
574Tim Brannam799
65KKevin Douglas-r774
71Ron Brannam745
873Jeremy Douglas-r710
96Jeff Schmidt664
1067Kevin Frederiksen595
1174MMax Brannam-r550
126BDerek Fortier513
1376Mike Unger509
1487RJosh Rehberg-r504
1565Jon Smith-r456
1651Shaun McGill430
179John Kirk403
1834Tim Christenson-r385
197JBob Jeziorski-r213
2059John Smith164
2188SNick Sheridan149
22B20Tom Brown106
2356Kinser Medler105
2456Bobby Tackman76
2532Darren Ihrke64

Bandit 4’s

FINALCar #Driver NameTotal Points
138Ryan Johnson1063
29BTony Barron983
323Robin Wachsmuth914
492John Cole801
529sScott Quarnstrom798
65dTerry Davis740
736Scott Luedtke724
8696Louie Toutant665
993Dave Ehleiter664
107Sam VanPatten559
1125sSteve Ellis545
1288mBranden Walters534
134Kody Molitor486
1423sScott Ellis458
153Ryan Andrews346
1653John Tuttle324
175John Vassh311
183srBrad Becker239
1912bDavid McKellips213
20b18David Rudzinski195
2146Brody Rivest143
22O1Carl Benn132
239Brian Hilringhouse117
2418Jay Orr112
25343Patrick Riley101
26O2Brody Childers96
2719Joe Summers93
2813Jake Balk77
2959Peter Tuttle71
307Jacob Dallago70
3114xScott Schmiese60
3239Justin Kumbier60