RYAN’S ROLL CONTINUES AT ELKO SPEEDWAY
8/20/05 (Elko, MN) Jake Ryan’s recent domination continued Saturday night at Elko Speedway as the young upstart captured his fifth Budweiser Super Late Model win in a row in claiming the College City Homes Dwain Behrens Memorial 50. Steve Schultz and Doug Brown garnered wins in the College City Homes Twin 30’s for the GhostRiders Sportsmen while Matt Carlander won the Coca-Cola Thunder Cars College City Homes 25 and Dustin Tuma held on to win the ACDelco Power Stocks College City Homes 20.
“I’m just not sure what to say anymore,” said a happy Ryan from victory lane. “We got over our early problems and refocused on what we needed to do. It says so much about what this team is all about.” Ryan had suffered a cut tire in a heat race with the team scrambling to get the ride back together in time for the feature and a start near the tail of the 23 car field. A cut tire also was the culprit in a disappointing night for NASCAR Division Four point leader Donny Reuvers. Reuvers milked the car for all he could before being forced to retire the ride on the 27th circuit. Reuvers and Brian Johnson battled for the lead off the green flag, but Johnson headed for the pits during a second lap caution, making it back out at the end of the lead lap. Reuvers started backing up on the fifth lap as Darrin Giles took a lead he would hold until giving way to Jason Schneider on the 17th lap. Adam Royle battled around Giles for second but the two got together, sending both to the back. Schneider had trouble on the restart giving the lead to Conrad Jorgenson and forcing Schneider into the pit. Ryan chased down Jorgenson and passed for the lead on lap 25. Steve Anderson battled Jorgenson for the runner-up spot the rest of the way with Jorgenson holding the spot with Anderson third followed by Steve Murgic and Brian Johnson who had made his way from the back of the field to finish fifth.
It took Steve Schultz 27 of the 30 laps to work his way from his tenth starting spot to the lead and the win in the first of the two GhostRiders Sportsmen features. Tom Kamish would claim the early lead with Josh Larsen in tow. Larsen made a high side pass to gain the lead on the 8th lap with Doug Brown and Schultz moving around Adam Bendzick into the top four. Brown moved around Kamish for second on the 13th lap. Kamish got loose out of turn four two laps later allowing Schultz into third and bringing Paul Neisius to fourth. Schultz muscled around brown for second on lap 21 and set his sights on Larsen making the pass for the lead and the win on lap 27 of the caution-free feature. Larsen held on for second, followed by Brown, Greg Bieber and Neisius.
Brown made a last lap pass on Kevin Lutz to claim the win in the second GhostRiders Sportsmen feature. Lutz claimed the lead from Cliff Adee on the 7th lap and looked to be on his way to his first Sportsmen win. However, the only caution of the race on lap 20 tightened the field. Lutz held the lead on the restart with Bieber moving around Adee for second a lap later. Bieber slid high in turn two of the 23rd circuit giving room for Brown to make the pass on the inside. Brown reeled in Lutz and the two battled side by side with Brown claiming the win on the final lap. Lutz settled for second followed by Bieber, Neisius and Schultz.
Carlander methodically worked his way to the front and took the lead from Jerry Thomsen on the 19th lap and then held on over two late cautions to claim the win in the Coca-Cola Thunder Cars 25. Thomsen led from the start with Ted Reuvers getting around Kevin Turek for second in the early laps. Carlander moved into third by lap 5 and grabbed second from Reuvers on the next lap. Carlander was able to make the 19th lap pass for the lead hold up despite two late cautions. Thomsen held off Reuvers for second with James Weeks earning fourth and Dave Sellner, Jr. fifth.
Tuma was on the move toward the front from the get-go of the ACDelco Power Stocks 20. He moved into fourth on lap 3, to third on lap 7, to second on lap 8 and into the lead for good on the 12th circuit. Jay Seiler took the early lead away from Nick Crawford and would hold on until Tuma made the 12th lap pass. Seiler was able to come home second, followed by Adam Simon, Scott King and Jeremy Rypkema.
It’s a “Double Header Eve” weekend coming up at Elko Speedway. This Friday night, August 26th is “Five Dollar Friday” with tickets for all at just five bucks! The night will feature the Minnesota Late Model Challenge Series including a 50 lap feature. Big Dawg Monster Truck will make an appearance along with the Hornets, and all female Queen Bee race, the Minnesota Quarter Midget Racing Association and Spectator Drags. All the action will begin Friday night at 7:30pm. The “Eve of Destruction” weekend continues on Saturday night, August 27th with Big Dawg returning to take on Nitemare in the battle of the Monster Trucks. The night will also feature the high flying antics of the Guiltee by Association motorcycle ramp jumpers, a trailer race, school bus races, the Hornets, Figure Eights, Two-man Cruisers and Spectator Drags, all beginning at 7:00pm. For more information, contact the speedway at 952-461-7223 (RACE) or go to the speedway website at www.elkospeedway.com.
Budweiser Super Late Model College City Homes
Dwain Behrens Memorial 50
1 Jake Ryan, Farmington, MN
2 Conrad Jorgenson, Lakeville, MN
3 Steve Anderson, Lakeville, MN
4 Steve Murgic, Rosemount, MN
5 Brian Johnson, Lakeville, MN
6 Jonathan Eilen, Hampton, MN
7 Jon Lemke, Greenfield, MN
8 Adam Royle, ??????
9 Jacob Goede, New Germany, MN
10 Chad Walen, Prior Lake, MN
11 Gary Petrash, Lakeville, MN
12 Duane Halvorson, Rosemount, MN
13 Rick Burns, Veseli, MN
14 Darren Wolke, Belle Plaine, MN
15 Scott Marschall, Elko, MN
16 Rick Felt, Young America, MN
17 Matt Kern, Bloomington, MN
18 Benny Van Cleve, Prior Lake, MN
19 Jason Schneider, Lakeville, MN
20 Darrin Giles, New Market, MN
GhostRiders Sportsmen College City Homes 30 Feature #1
1 Steve Schultz, New Market, MN
2 Josh Larsen, Glencoe, MN
3 Doug Brown, Savage, MN
4 Greg Bieber, Lakeville, MN
5 Paul Neisius, Hastings, MN
6 Justin Neisius, Eagan, MN
7 Adam Bendzick, Prior Lake, MN
8 Tom Kamish, Franklin, MN
9 Daniel Whitehead, Farmington, MN
10 Terry Moore, St. Paul, MN
11 Kevin Lutz, Lakeville, MN
12 Clifford Adee, Lakeville, MN
13 Shannon Eriksen, Lakeville, MN
14 Robert Hazelton, Apple Valley, MN
15 Ricky McNamara, Rosemount, MN
16 Thomas Boisvert, Prior Lake, MN
GhostRiders Sportsmen College City Homes 30 Feature #2
1 Doug Brown, Savage, MN
2 Kevin Lutz, Lakeville, MN
3 Greg Bieber, Lakeville, MN
4 Paul Neisius, Hastings, MN
5 Steve Schultz, New Market, MN
6 Clifford Adee, Lakeville, MN
7 Ricky McNamara, Rosemount, MN
8 Justin Neisius, Eagan, MN
9 Terry Moore, St. Paul, MN
10 Josh Larsen, Glencoe, MN
11 Robert Hazelton, Apple Valley, MN
12 Daniel Whitehead, Farmington, MN
13 Thomas Boisvert, Prior Lake, MN
14 Tom Kamish, Franklin, MN
15 Shannon Eriksen, Lakeville, MN
16 Adam Bendzick, Prior Lake, MN
Coca-Cola Thunder Car College City Homes 25
1 Matt Carlander, Faribault, MN
2 Jerry Thomsen, Cottage Grove, MN
3 Ted Reuvers, Northfield, MN
4 James Weeks, St. Paul, MN
5 David Sellner Jr., Lakeville, MN
6 Adam Wolfe, Rosemount, MN
7 Dustin Mann, Dundas, MN
8 Kevin Turek, Montgomery, MN
9 Christopher Cooley, Minneapolis, MN
10 John Norris, Prior Lake, MN
11 Tony Jirik, Lonsdale, MN
12 Heath Herman, Jordan, MN
13 Daniel Weber, Shakopee, MN
14 Kristopher Morelan, Nerstrand, MN
15 Roger Meyer, Montgomery, MN
16 Joseph Garofalo, Lakeville, MN
17 Brent Kane, Lonsdale, MN
18 Don Whitebear, Red Wing, MN
19 Jason Novak, Lakeville, MN
20 David Carlson, Fredric, WI
ACDelco Power Stock College City Homes 20
1 Dustin Tuma, Lonsdale, MN
2 Jay Seiler, Lakeville, MN
3 Adam Simon, Veseli, MN
4 Scott King, Lakeville, MN
5 Jeremy Rypkema, Lonsdale, MN
6 Jeff Partington, Farmington, MN
7 Nick Crawford, New Prague, MN
8 Matt Ryan, Elko, MN
9 Joe Fierst, Faribault, MN
10 Adam Wiebusch, Shakopee, MN
11 Michael Gilomen, Northfield, MN
12 Steve Klose, Farmington, MN
13 Chase Weber, Apple Valley, MN
14 Brock Weber, Apple Valley, MN
15 Michael Schmitz, Northfield, MN
16 Kelly Wefel, Dundas, MN
17 Nicholas Meszaros, Oakdale, MN
18 Jeff Cook, Eagan, MN
19 Matt Wiebusch, Farmington, MN
20 John McReynolds, Shakopee, MN
ADJUSTMENTS MAKE ELKO SPEEDWAY’S ACDelco SUPER SUMMER SERIES AND THE STATE FAIR 300 THE “ULTIMATE”
(Elko, MN) – August 17, 2005 - Elko Speedway officials have fine tuned procedures for the Sunday, September 4th ACDelco Super Summer Series and Monday, September 5th Labor Day State Fair 300 to ensure race teams and race fans alike the ultimate experience. The changes center on allowing for as many race teams to compete over the two days as possible.
The racing format for the $10,000 to win, $1,000 to start 300 will allow for the top 16 qualifiers to automatically make the field for the 300. A qualifying race will fill positions 17 through 24 with two promoter provisionals making up the 26 car field. However, officials have added a 40 lap “B-Main” for those cars not making the field. The B-Main will be held during the mandatory break after 200 laps of the State Fair 300 have been completed. The B-Main will feature $1,000 to win and $150 to start. Officials have also announced that the Labor Day race will be run on Hoosier 3035’s and 3045’s.
The final round of the ACDelco Super Summer Series has been enhanced by the addition of potential “alternates” who could be added to the field for the second 50 lap race. The format takes the top seven finishers from the qualifying race plus two provisionals to fill the 25 car field. The top finisher of the qualifying race not to make the field would be considered the “first alternate” and would be added to the second 50 lap race if a competitor from the first race is not able to make the grid for the second race. The second top finisher would be considered the second alternate, and so on. This will ensure a 25 car field for both 50 lap features. The Super Summer Series will also feature the Hoosier 3035’s and 3045’s.
The Ultimate Race Weekend will kick-off with a full slate of NASCAR Dodge Weekly Racing Series events on Saturday night beginning at 7pm. Racing on Sunday will begin at 6pm with the final round of the ACDelco Super Summer Series along with the final round of the four race GhostRider Sportsmen/Mid-American Stock Car Series Daytona 500 Challenge. The post race festivities will include music provided by the popular Minnesota band Boogie Wonderland. The champions of the two series will be crowned during a break in the music. Monday’s State Fair 300 will kick off with qualifying at noon and include the qualifying race, the B-Main and the 300.
For tickets or information, call the speedway office at 952-461-RACE (7223) Tuesday through Friday between 9am and 4pm.
RYAN REIGNS SUPREME IN ACDELCO SUPER SUMMER SERIES SWEEP
8/6/05 (Elko, MN) The Jake Ryan race team is back with a vengeance! Ryan was a dominant force in picking up wins in both 50 lap Super Late Model features Saturday night at Elko Speedway. Kristopher Morlean was nearly as dominate as Ryan in picking up the Scherer Brothers Lumber Company Coca-Cola Thunder Cars 25 win while a determined Steve Klose drove to victory lane in the Scherer Brothers Lumber Company ACDelco Power Stocks 20.
“We proved last week it can be done and we’re going to give it our best shot,” Ryan said from victory lane after winning the first 50 lapper. Ryan was referring to the invert of the lead lap cars that would relegate him to the 18th starting spot for the second 50 laps. A week earlier Ryan was forced to make a quick stop in the pits and returned to the track in turn two just as the field was taking the green flag. He motored through the field on his way to the winners circle just as he did in both features Saturday night. “We’re back in this thing even after all of our early season frustrations,” said Ryan. “We’ve got another week where we need to keep our hands off this car.”
After taking the top qualifying spot, Ryan drew for the invert and started 10th. It didn’t take long to motor past the strong field of Super Late Models that were battling at the front. Lead and position changes between the top five in the early going was the norm. Steve Murgic, Jason Schneider, Ryan Matthews, Brian Johnson and Dean Cornelius all showed early signs of capturing the win. But Ryan worked through traffic to the lead and never looked back. NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Divisional points leader Donny Reuvers patiently made his way toward the front and grabbed second place. “By the time I got up to second, Jake had checked out and we needed to save tires for the next 50,” said Reuvers. Cornelius was able to wrestle the third spot away from the strong run of Schneider while Murgic settled for fifth.
The second 50 was just as dominant for Ryan starting 18th on the field. Jon Lemke grabbed the lead and looked to have enough car to hold off the rest of the field. A couple of yellow flags tightened the field with Ryan moving around Blake Bjorklund and then Lemke for the lead and the win. Bjorklund caught Lemke in the late going for second with Lemke holding on for third followed by Andy Hanson and Todd Hanson.
Once Kristopher Morlean got the lead in the Thunder Cars 25, he showed he was the class of the field. Morlean motored past Dave Franek and Dustin Mann for the early lead and checked out on the field. Even a mid-race yellow didn’t faze Morlean as he had no trouble opening up the lead again on the restart. Division defending champ and current point leader Matt Carlander patiently worked his way through the field in garnering the runner-up spot. Mann held on for third followed by Joe Garofalo and James Weeks.
Adam Wiebusch took the early lead in the Power Stocks 20 but a hard charging Steve Klose was just too much for Wiebusch. Klose motored past Wiebusch and Dustin Tuma for the lead that he would keep to the checkered flag. Point leader Jeff Partington mounted a late rally but couldn’t get past Klose and settled for second. Tuma finished third followed by Scott King and Mike Meszaros.
Racing continues this Saturday night, August 13th with Lube Tech Night at the Races presented by Apple Valley Ford. Lube Tech is sponsoring a benefit for the Make-A-Wish Foundation with one dollar of each ticket sold for the night going to the foundation. The racing will feature the first of two stops for the Minnesota Late Model Challenge Series which pits the best drivers from Elko taking on competitors from I-94 Speedway and Raceway Park. The night will also feature the GhostRider’s Sportsmen, the Coca-Cola Thunder Cars, the ACDelco Power Stocks and a special appearance of the two-man Cruisers. Tickets are available on the website at www.elkospeedway.com or by calling the speedway box office Monday through Friday between 9am and 4pm.
ACDelco Super Summer Series Factory Motor Parts 50 #1
1 Jake Ryan, Farmington, MN
2 Donny Reuvers, Dundas, MN
3 Dean Cornelius, Chaska, MN
4 Jason Schneider, Lakeville, MN
5 Steve Murgic, Rosemount, MN
6 Ryan Mathews, Elkhorn, WI
7 Steve Anderson, Lakeville, MN
8 Adam Royle, Farmington, MN
9 Jacob Goede, New Germany, MN
10 Brian Johnson, Lakeville, MN
11 Darrin Giles, New Market, MN
12 Todd Hansen, Minneapolis, MN
13 Jeff Van Oudenhoven, Green Bay, WI
14 Blake Bjorklund, Isanti, MN
15 Jonathan Eilen, Hampton, MN
16 Andy Hanson, Saint Paul, MN
17 Trevor Stewart, Saint Augusta, MN
18 Jon Lemke, Greenfield, MN
19 Rick Burns, Veseli, MN
20 Chad Walen, Prior Lake, MN
ACDelco Super Summer Series Factory Motor Parts 50 #2
1 Jake Ryan, Farmington, MN
2 Blake Bjorklund, Isanti, MN
3 Jon Lemke, Greenfield
4 Andy Hanson, Saint Paul, MN
5 Todd Hanson, Minneapolis, MN
6 Jonathan Eilen, Hampton, MN
7 Jeff Van Oudenhoven, Green Bay, WI
8 Jacob Goede, New Germany, MN
9 Dean Cornelius, Chaska, MN
10 Darrin Giles, New Market, MN
11 Conrad Jorgenson, Jordan, MN
12 Donny Reuvers, Dundas, MN
13Steve Anderson, Lakeville, MN
14 Brian Johnson, Lakeville MN
15 Ryan Matthews, Elkhorn, WI
16 Steve Murgic, Rosemount, MN
17 Charlie Menard, Eau Claire, MN
18 Jason Schneider, Lakeville, MN
19 Chad Walen, Prior Lake, MN
20 Rick Burns, Veseli, MN
Scherer Brothers Lumber Coca-Cola Thunder Cars 25
1 Kristopher Morelan, Nerstrand, MN
2 Matt Carlander, Faribault, MN
3 Dustin Mann, Dundas, MN
4 Joseph Garofalo, Lakeville, MN
5 James Weeks, St. Paul, MN
6 Bill Woodworth, Chanhassen, MN
7 James Lindgren, Apple Valley, MN
8 Ted Reuvers, Northfield, MN
9 Jerry Thomsen, Randolph, MN
10 Daniel Weber, Shakopee, MN
11 Dave Franek, Montgomery, MN
12 Kevin Turek, Montgomery, MN
13 Adam Wolfe, Rosemount, MN
14 Raymond Sandgren, New Richmond, WI
15 Christopher Cooley, Minneapolis, MN
16 David Sellner Jr., Lakeville, MN
17 John Norris, Prior Lake, MN
18 Heath Herman, Jordan, MN
19 Josh Gernentz, Red Wing, MN
20 David Carlson, Frederic, WI
Scherer Brothers Lumber ACDelco Power Stocks 20
1 Steve Klose, Farmington, MN
2 Jeff Partington, Farmington, MN
3 Dustin Tuma, Lonsdale, MN
4 Scott King, Lakeville, MN
5 Michael Meszaros, Rosemount, MN
6 Adam Wiebusch, Shakopee, MN
7 Nick Crawford, New Prague, MN
8 Jay Seiler, Lakeville, MN
9 Jeremy Rypkema, Lonsdale, MN
10 Matt Ryan, Elko, MN
11 Michael Schmitz, Northfield, MN
12 Kelly Wefel, Dundas, MN
13 Brock Weber, Apple Valley, MN
14 Heather Herman, Jordan, MN
15 Bud Kane, Morristown, MN
16 Kevin Novonty, Montgomery, MN
17 Matt Wiebusch, Shakopee, MN
18 Michael Gilomen, Northfield, MN
19 Tim Hollen, Richfield, MN
20 Nicholas Meszaros, Oakdale, MN
ELKO SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES “USER FRIENDLY” 2005 SCHEDULE
Elko, MN - Nov. 9, 2004 - Elko Speedway officials have released a tentative 2005 season schedule designed to allow competitors, crews and fans alike some “family downtime”. The schedule includes two weekends where the four major speedway divisions will not compete.
The schedule also accommodates special activities and nights to celebrate the 40th year the track has been in operation. Highlighting the celebration will be a special visit to the track by NASCAR Legends Bobby Allison and Ned Jarrett on May 21. The track will also take time to salute all of the former greats who have competed at the track over the first 40 years.
Plans are being formulated to host another NEXTEL Cup Drivers Night. The speedway hosted stars Bill Elliott, Sterling Marlin, Greg Biffle, Kenny Wallace and Travis Kvapil in 2004.
The ACDelco Super Summer Series will return in 2005. The three night series featuring twin 40 lap features for the Super Late Models was very successful in its inaugural year and officials are looking to grow the series into a premier event in Midwest racing circles.
A four race Challenge Series has been added to the schedule featuring the Elko Sportsmen and the Mid American Stock Car Series. Separate points will be awarded within the four races with the over-all champion receiving a trip for two to the 2006 Daytona 500.
Speedway officials have also included the four popular Eve of Destruction nights. However, unlike the past, two of the four “Eve’s” are set for Saturday nights.
The season kicks off on Saturday, April 23rd with the all new Enduromania 240. The3 enduro will feature two divisions including full size enduro cars and a separate Hornet enduro. The schedule calls for the season to conclude with the 2nd Annual Thunder Car Nationals on Saturday, October 1st.
Sat. 4/23 NEW! Enduromania 240!
Sat. 4/30 NDWS + Round One of the Mid-Am/Sportsmen Challenge 50!
Sat. 5/07 NDWS + Cruisers!
Sat. 5/14 NDWS + Figure 8’s!
Sat. 5/21 NDWS + Elko’s Legacy Salute. Famous Racers of the past 40 years at Elko Speedway!
Fri. 5/27 Eve of Destruction! Dueling Monster Trucks, School Bus Races,
Cruisers, Hornets, Figure 8’s!
Sat. 5/28 NDWS + Round Two of the Mid-Am/Sportsmen Challenge 50!
Sat. 6/04 NDWS + Hornets
Sat. 6/11 NDWS + Tuner Car/Lowrider Extravaganza!
Sat. 6/18 NDWS + Cruisers!
Sat. 6/25 NDWS featuring Race One of the ACDelco Super Summer Series Twin 40’s!
Fri. 7/01 Eve of Destruction! Dueling Monster Trucks, School Bus Races,
Cruisers, Hornets, Figure 8’s!
Sat. 7/02 NDWS + Round Three of the Mid-AM/Sportsmen Challenge 50!
Sat. 7/09 NDWS + NEXTEL CUP DRIVER NIGHT! NASCAR’s best in grudge racing!
Sat. 7/16 NDWS Mid-Season Championships + Figure 8’s!
Sat. 7/23 Stay tuned for BIGGEST EVENT EVER at Elko Speedway! Watch Web site for announcement!
Sat. 7/30 NDWS + Hornets!
Sat. 8/06 NDWS featuring Race Two of the ACDelco Super Summer Series Twin 40’s!
Sat. 8/13 NDWS + Cruisers!
Sat. 8/20 Dwain Behrens Memorial, NDWS + Figure 8’s!
Sat. 8/27 Eve of Destruction! Dueling Monster Trucks, Bus Races,
Cruisers, Hornets, Figure 8’s & Trailers!
Sat. 9/03 MN 300 Weekend Begins Featuring the NDWS!
Sun. 9/04 Final Round of the ACDelco Super Summer Series and Mid-Am/Sportsmen
Challenge Championship night, Minnesota 300 Qualifying, Boogie Wonderland!
Mon. 9/05 Minnesota 300!
Sat. 9/10 NDWS + Hornets!
Sat. 9/17 Season Championships for NDWS + Cruisers!
Sat. 9/24 Eve of Destruction! Dueling Monster Truck Championships,
Cruiser and Figure 8 Championships,
Hornets, Figure 8 Trailer Race and more!
Sat. 10/1 2nd Annual Thunder Car/Area Sportsmen Nationals! Plus Power/Hobby/Street Stocks, 305 Bombers, American Short Trackers, Legends and Hornets. Plus...the Charlie Brown Great Pumpkin Give Away!!
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