Beaver Dam, Wisconsin – Nick Anvelink powered to his fourth win of the 2018 Dirt Kings Late Model Tour season at the Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway.


Avenlink started the 25-lap Mid-Summer Showdown from fourth position, as Jim Schmidt and Brett Swedberg led the field to the green flag. Swedberg had the advantage on the first lap over Schmidt as the two cars raced side-by-side coming out of turn two. Swedberg held the lead as Anvelink worked outside of Schmidt for second position on lap three. Anvelink grabbed the top spot just one lap later as he battled with Swedberg for position at the line.


By lap eight, cars were spread out around the Horsepower Half-Mile, allowing Anvelink to catch the end of the field and begin lapping. The lapped traffic allowed Anvelink to pull away from Swedberg, Schmidt and Jared Siefert.


A caution slowed the field just past halfway, for Joe Reuter, who had stopped on the track in turn four. On the restart, Anvelink jumped out to the lead as Siefert passed Swedberg for second position and tried to make a run on Anvelink.


Anvelink was able to hold off Siefert for the win. Swedberg finished third, followed by Schmidt, Justin Schmidt, Mark Rose, Tim Buhler, Troy Springborn, Chris Engels and Ron Stroika.


The Stockbridge Engineering Touring Kings were all in attendance for the Mid-Summer Showdown. Anvelink took the win with Siefert in second, Swedberg finished third, Schmidt was fourth, Justin Schmidt finished fifth. Buhler finished seventh, Troy Springborn was eighth, Chris Engels finished ninth, Diamond Jim Letizia finished fifteenth, and Ron Berna finished seventeenth.


Mid-Summer Showdown A-Main -25 Laps Results:

P1: 15 – Nick Anvelink

P2: 25 – Jared Siefert

P3: 3 – Brett Swedberg

P4: 70 – Jim Schmidt

P5: 97 – Justin Schmidt

P6: 0r – Mark Rose

P7: 7b – Tim Buhler

P8: 81 – Troy Springborn

P9: 33e – Chris Engels

P10: 33s – Ron Stroika

P11: 20 – Joe Reuter

P12: 8r – Bill Rezutek

P13: 16 – Zack Kessler

P14: d1 – Turk Letizia

P15: d7 – Jim Letizia

P16: 27 – Derek Janke

P17: 66 – Ron Berna


Heat Race #1 sponsored by Pro Power Racing Result

P1: 15 – Nick Anvelink

P2: 7b – Tim Buhler

P3: d1 – Turk Letizia

P4: 27 – Derek Janke

P5: 20 – Joe Reuter

P6: 8r – Bill Rezutek


Heat Race #2 sponsored by Oak Ridge Foam & Coating Systems Result

P1: 97 – Justin Schmidt

P2: 66 – Ron Berna

P3: 25 – Jared Siefert

P4: 0r – Mark Rose

P5: 33s – Ron Stroika

P6: 33e – Chris Engels


Heat Race #3 sponsored by Londerville Steel Result

P1: 3 – Brett Swedberg

P2: 70 – Jim Schmidt

P3: d7 – Jim Letizia

P4: 16 – Zack Kessler

P5: 81 – Troy Springborn



-Dirt Kings Late Model Tour Press Release

-Photo Credit: Dirt Kings Late Model Tour / G-MARQ Photography

Nick Anvelink Wins the Mid-Summer Showdown at Dodge County