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Seymour Holiday Classic Today

Seymour – May 25- Today is THE day.   And what a perfect one it is going to be.

After the never ending winter, we are being treated to a beautiful weekend  here in Northeastern Wisconsin.      The first leg of the 2014 Summer Holiday Classic series at the Seymour Speedway will be the perfect stop on your holiday racing weekend.   Racing starts at 5:30 PM.

Victory Sign is the title sponsor for the BIG program tonight.   The 5 regular divisions, Budweiser IMCA Modifieds, Coors Light IMCA Stock Cars, Turbo Blue Street Stocks, IMCA Sport Mods and 4 Cylinders will be running a full program with the WDLMA Late Models making their first appearance of the season topping the night with a 30 lap main event.      There is a total purse in excess of $25,000 up for grabs.

The pit area opens at 3 PM.

Sign in cut off is 4:30 for all divisions.   The five weekly divisions will line up by regular point averages.  Late Models will draw/re-draw.

Pit passes are $30 for all weekly drivers. Late Models $75.  All others in the pit will be $30 for non members and $23 for members.

The grandstand will open at 4.

Special event pricing is

Adults $16.00

Students 13-18 and seniors 55 up $11.00

Kids 12 and under FREE with paid adult.

Racing starts at 5:30 PM…SHARP!!

Running order for tonight will be:

Budweiser IMCA Modifieds

Coors Light IMCA Stock Cars

WDLMA Late Models

IMCA Sport Mods

Turbo Blue Street Stocks

4 Cylinders

Running order is subject to change.

The Summer Holiday Classic series is the perfect way to spend your Holiday Sunday night.     We appreciate you choosing to join us at the Seymour Speedway.

The Seymour Speedway is a featured member track of a website dedicated to bringing fans the best possible coverage of local short track racing.

Look forward to seeing you TONIGHT.


Seymour set for Summer Holiday Classic this Sunday night

Seymour May 22 – N.E.W. DIRT is all set for a big night of racing this Sunday night at the Seymour Speedway.

Victory Sign is the title sponsor for the first leg of the 2014 Summer Holiday Classic series which will feature the WDLMA Late Models, along with the five regular weekly divisions that race on the 1/3 mile banked clay oval.

The Budweiser IMCA Modifieds, Coors Light IMCA Stock Cars, Turbo Blue Street Stocks, IMCA Sport Mods and 4 Cylinders have all been very competitive during this very young season.

With only 2 races in out of 5 run so far, the weather finally took a turn for the better last week with a near perfect night for racing.   Looks like the big Memorial Day weekend should continue that trend.

The pit opens at 3 PM Sunday afternoon.  

For the five weekly divisions, drivers pit passes are all $30.

WDLMA entry is $75.

All other pit entry is $23 for club members, $30 for non members.

Lineups will be by averages for the weekly divisions and Draw/ re-draw for the Late Models.

Cut off for both is 4:30.

The grandstand opens at 4 PM.

Admission for the Special event is:

Adults $16.00

Students 13-18 and seniors 55 plus $11.00

Kids 12 and under are FREE with paid adult.

Special Note: if anyone is using a rain check from 2 weeks ago, the difference in the admission price will be charged.

Racing is set to begin at 5:30 PM…SHARP!

The Summer Holiday Classics are a three race series its sixth year and offers fans the opportunity to see the late models compete at Seymour.   

The other 2 races are set for Sunday June 29 and Sunday August 31.

Last year, Ron Berna, Troy Springborn and Nick Anvelink each took a feature trophy home and the competition should be equally exciting this year.

The Budweiser IMCA Modifieds have seen 2 different feature winners in Jamie Schmidt and Tony Wedelstadt.  Jeremy Cota and Kevin Bethke share the IMCA Sport Mod wins and 4 Cylinders have split as well between Brad Wedde and Ralph Liegeois, Jr.

Brandon Czarapata  has claimed the first 2 Coors light IMCA Stock Car features and Jerry Winkler has done the same in the Turbo Blue Street Stock division.

The competition has been tight so far and with the total purse increased for all divisions,  should amp the energy level up a bit as well.

Don’t forget, the starting time is 5:30 PM  EVERY Sunday this season, so you don’t miss a lap of action.

Seymour Speedway is a featured member track of a website dedicated to bringing fans the best possible coverage of local short track racing.

We appreciate you choosing to come race with us on Sunday nights at the Seymour Speedway.  The Summer Holiday Classic series is the perfect race for that choice this week.



Seymour – May 18- Sunday turned out to be a perfect night for racing at the Seymour Speedway, with no wind and temps in the low 60’s.   111 cars checked in to do battle on the 1/3 mile banked clay oval.

The Turbo Blue Street Stocks were up first with Alan Schlueter pacing the opening lap before Ryan Blank took charge.   Blank started to pull away as the race for second heated up.   Jeff Jungwirth, Patti Winkler, Jerry Winkler and Schlueter all watched as Blank built a lead until a lone caution flew on lap 9 and bunched the field.

Blank had his hands full over the next six laps as Jerry Winkler with Patty and Derek Lecker running hard for the runner up spot.  Winkler pulled right behind the leader and put heavy pressure on,  but Blank was able to maintain the top spot.   As the pack came out of turn 4 to get the white flag, Winkler was able to slip inside and be scored as the leader.  Over the final lap, Winkler was able to pull away for his second straight feature win at Seymour this season.   Blank was able to hold off Patti Winkle and Lecker to be scored in second, with defending champion, Jonny Ashcraft taking fifth and Jeff Dorschner makiing the top six.

Tony Wedelstadt grabbed the lead at the start of the Budweiser IMCA Modified main followed by T.J. Smith, John Berna, Mike Mullen, Sean Jerovetz and Eric Arneson.    Marcus Yarie came through traffic to move in third on lap 11 and slowly picked his was into the runner up spot  with three laps reaming.  

The lone caution  of the race appeared then, and set up a three lap dash to the finish. 

Wedelstadt continued to lead the way over the final laps to secure his first ever Seymour Speedway feature win.   Yarie took second and Jamie Schmidt made a

Late race charge that put him third in the final tally,   Smith held on to record his first top 4 feature finish.   Arneson and Jereovetz rounded out the top 6.

The Coors Light IMCA Stock Cars set sail with Travis Springstroh leading the opening lap.  Tom Reihl tok over on lap 2 and led to the lone caution of the race on lap 4.   On the restart, John Heinz powered into the top spot  with Brandon Czarapata following through to second.   Reihl, Chas Van Ooyen and Travis Van Straten  made up the running order.   On lap 11, Czarapata was bale to take the lead from Heinz and set out to hide from the field over the last half of the race.   The top 5 cars strung out  and the battle for 7th place was the focus of attention with 8 cars running three wid and nose to tail  for 8 laps.

Czarapata cruised to his second straight feature win with Heinz holding onto second.    Van Ooyen concluded his strong run taking third.  Van Straten took  fourth followed by Barry Van Straten and Jeremy Wiitala.

Bruce Beland, Jessi Ness and Kevin Bethke thrilled the crowd with a nearly race long battle for the lead that started after a lap 2 caution.  Beland led the way and Ness hooked up in the outside line. Bethke chose the inside line that Beland was using.  They ran three wide several times for the lead spot until Bethke was able to move into the top spot on lap 12.  Once in front, Bethke was able to open a lead over second and ran to collect his second career division feature.   It was also his first Seymour Speedway feature win.    J.J. Andersen  was running fourth behind the lead trio, and over the final laps, Made a strong run forward that netted his the runner up finish.  Jordan Barkholz  nipped Ness at the line to take third.  Chris Budzban  and Beland rounded out the top six positions.

Brad Prahl  grabbed the lead in the 4 Cylinder main with Tyler Hungerford taking second followed by Harley Diedrick Ralph Liegeois and Dean DeKeyser.   Hungerford took over the top spot on lap 5 and Liegeois followed into the runner up spot.  On lap 8, Leigeoi powered into the lead and  drove off to win his first feature of the season.  Hungerford, Prahl, Brian Johnson, Cody Hungerford and Brad Wedde rounding out the top six.

Next Sunday night, Victory Signs will present the first leg of the 2014 Summer Holiday Classic series at the Seymour Speedway.  Along with the regular five division, the WDLMA Late Models will be the featured division.

There will be an increased purse for all divisions and special event pricing will be in effect.   Regular line up procedures will be used with the Late Models using the draw.       Racing will start at 5:30 PM.



                                    BUDWEISER IMCA MODIFIEDS

20 Lap Feature  l Tony Wedelstadt,  2. Marcus Yarie  3. Jamie Schmidt   4. T.J. Smith   5. Eric ASrneson   6. Sean Jerovetz

8 Lap Heats  First  l. John Berna   2. Mike Mullen

Second  l. Jerry Wilinski  2. Wedelstadt

Third  l. Arneson  2.  Jay Matthias

                                                COORS LIGHT IMCA STOCK CARS

20 Lap Feature  l. Brandon Czarapata  2. John Heinz  3. Chas Van Ooyen  4. Travis Van Straten  5. Barry Van Straten   6. Jeremy Wiitala

8 Lap Heats   First  l. Czarapata   2. Brandon Gagnon 

Second   l. Travis Springstroh   2. Van Ooyen

Third  l. Heinz   2. Josh Mroczkowski

                                                TURBO BLUE STREET STOCKS

16 lap feature  l. Jerry Winkler   2. Ryan Blank   3. Patty Winkler  4. Dereck Lecker   5. Jonny Ashcraft  6. Jeff Dorschner

8 Lap Heats  First  l. Ashcraft   2. Patty Winkler

Second  l. Jeff Jungwith   2. Dorschner

                                                IMCA SPORT MODS

20 Lap Feature l. Kevin Bethke   2. J.J. Andersen  3. Jordan Barkholz   4. Jessi Ness  5. Chris Budzban   6. Bruce Beland

8 Lap Heats  First  l. Dennis Miesler   3. Lucas Lamberies

Second  l. Beland   2. Robby Thiel

Third  l. Bethke   2. Andersen

                                                4 CYLINDER

15 Lap Feature  l  Ralph Liegeois, Jr   2. Tyler Hungerford  3. Brad Prahl  4. Brian Johnson   5. Cody Hungerford   6. Brad Wedde

8 Lap Heats  First  l. Tanner Westphal   2. Cody Hungerford

Second  l. Tyler Hungerfdord   2. Prahl 

Third  l. Liegois   2. Wedde


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