John DeAngelis Jr. Takes Home the Late Model Checkered Flag

A great crowd was on hand on Salute to Agriculture Night at MIS and saw five drivers take home the big trophies led by John DeAngelis Jr. who won his first-ever Late Model race at Madison. Other winners included Blake Brown (Trucks), Kody Hubred (Sportsman), Dan Snyder (Bandits), and Aaron Moyer (Legends).

DeAngelis Holds Off Johnson for Late Model Victory

John DeAngelis Jr. won his first ever feature at Madison but he had to hold off a hard charging Casey Johnson in the 40 lap feature for the Club LaMark Late Models.

DeAngelis Jr. started on the pole and out sprinted Mike Meyerhofer for the early lead. Caution flags came out on lap 5 and then again on the restart, but both times DeAngelis Jr. was able to maintain his lead. Bobby Wilberg gave him the biggest challenge early on before losing the second position to Zack Riddle on lap 7. The caution flag came out for another spin on lap 8 setting up a restart with DeAngelis Jr. on the inside and Wilberg on the outside.

At this point it looked like it might be a long night for the nineteen late models, but the race would stay green the rest of the way.

DeAngelis Jr. was able to keep his lead when the green flag waved with Riddle taking over the second spot on lap 10. Casey Johnson moved past Wilberg on lap 11 with Kevin Knuese and Dale Nottestad rounding out the top five. On lap 17 Johnson powered his way into second while DeAngelis Jr. was enjoying the lead by building up a big lead.

With each lap, Johnson was able to cut into DeAngelis Jr.’s lead and by lap 25 appeared to be in a position to take over the point. Johnson tried every which way he could…inside and outside…but just was unable to get by DeAngelis Jr. who led wire to wire to pick up the win. Johnson finished in the runner-up position followed by Jon Reynolds Jr., Nottestad, and Riddle.

“Towards the end I thought he (Johnson) was going to get me so I had to protect the bottom of the track,” said DeAngelis Jr. from victory lane.

Riddle was fastest in qualifying while heat race wins went to Tony Brutti, Jesse Bernhagen, and Nottestad.

Late Models 8/15/2014
40 Lap Feature:1. John DeAngelis (Hubertus, WI), 2. Casey Johnson (Stoughton, WI), 3. Jon Reynolds Jr. (Rockford, IL), 4. Dale Nottestad (Cambridge, WI), 5. Zack Riddle (Cottage Grove, WI), 6. Mike Meyerhofer (Burlington, WI), 7. Jesse Bernhagen (Markesan, WI), 8. Bobby Wilberg (Beloit, WI), 9. Kevin Knuese (Waukesha, WI), 10. Brent Edmunds (Monticello, WI), 11. Shane Morrissey (Cuba City, WI), 12. Tony Brutti (Dyer, IN), 13. Pat Richgels (Middleton, WI), 14. Casey Strese (Watertown, WI), 15. Hunter Drefal (Evansville, WI), 16. Tom Jasinski (Pewaukee, WI), 17. Mike Taylor (Stoughton, WI), 18. Rusty Hansen (Sun Prairie, WI), 19. Don Wickstrum (Monroe, WI),

Heat 1:1. Tony Brutti (Dyer, IN), 2. Rusty Hansen (Sun Prairie, WI), 3. Pat Richgels (Middleton, WI), 4. Mike Taylor (Stoughton, WI), 5. Casey Strese (Watertown, WI), 6. Hunter Drefal (Evansville, WI), 7. Tom Jasinski (Pewaukee, WI),

Heat 2:1. Jesse Bernhagen (Markesan, WI), 2. John DeAngelis (Hubertus, WI), 3. Mike Meyerhofer (Burlington, WI), 4. Shane Morrissey (Cuba City, WI), 5. Kevin Knuese (Waukesha, WI), 6. Don Wickstrum (Monroe, WI),

Heat 3:1. Dale Nottestad (Cambridge, WI), 2. Casey Johnson (Stoughton, WI), 3. Zack Riddle (Cottage Grove, WI), 4. Brent Edmunds (Monticello, WI), 5. Bobby Wilberg (Beloit, WI), 6. Jon Reynolds Jr. (Rockford, IL),

Qualifying:1. Zack Riddle (Cottage Grove, WI), 2. Jon Reynolds Jr. (Rockford, IL), 3. Bobby Wilberg (Beloit, WI), 4. Casey Johnson (Stoughton, WI), 5. Dale Nottestad (Cambridge, WI), 6. Brent Edmunds (Monticello, WI), 7. Shane Morrissey (Cuba City, WI), 8. Mike Meyerhofer (Burlington, WI), 9. Kevin Knuese (Waukesha, WI), 10. John DeAngelis (Hubertus, WI), 11. Don Wickstrum (Monroe, WI), 12. Jesse Bernhagen (Markesan, WI), 13. Rusty Hansen (Sun Prairie, WI), 14. Tony Brutti (Dyer, IN), 15. Pat Richgels (Middleton, WI), 16. Casey Strese (Watertown, WI), 17. Mike Taylor (Stoughton, WI), 18. Tom Jasinski (Pewaukee, WI), 19. Hunter Drefal (Evansville, WI),

Brown Back in Victory Lane

Blake Brown won the 25 lap feature for the American Ethanol Super Trucks and increased his point lead in the division as a result.

Rick Corso and John Beale fought for the early lead with Corso gaining the upper hand. Things really heated up on lap 7 when Chester Ace joined the leaders with three wide action for the lead with Corso able to hold on to the point. Brown and Jerry Wood were able to work their way to the top third after things shook up on lap 11. One lap later Brown moved by Corso for the lead coming down the front shoot.

The caution flag came out on lap 13 when Beale and Corso were involved in an incident. Brown continued to lead after the green flag waved with Ace passing Wood on lap 15 and starting his hunt for the leader. But five laps would not be enough tonight as Brown was able to hold off Ace for the victory. Wood finished third followed by Camden Murphy and Michael Raskovic.
“These trucks are a lot of fun especially when I am able to run out front,” noted Brown. “This is a good win for us.”

Ace was fastest in qualifying with Beale and Ace winning the heat races.

25 Lap Feature:1. Blake Brown (Franksville, WI), 2. Chester Ace (Oregon, WI), 3. Jerry Wood (Madison, WI), 4. Camden Murphy (Itasca, IL), 5. Michael Raskovic (New Glarus, WI), 6. Rick Corso (McHenry, IL), 7. Mike Corvo III (Park Ridge, IL), 8. Dan Porath (West Bend, WI), 9. John Beale (Verona, WI), 10. Shawn Lockington (Mindoro, WI),

Heat 1:1. John Beale (Verona, WI), 2. Mike Corvo III (Park Ridge, IL), 3. Rick Corso (McHenry, IL), 4. Dan Porath (West Bend, WI), 5. Michael Raskovic (New Glarus, WI),

Heat 2:1. Chester Ace (Oregon, WI), 2. Blake Brown (Franksville, WI), 3. Jerry Wood (Madison, WI), 4. Camden Murphy (Itasca, IL), 5. Shawn Lockington (Mindoro, WI),
Qualifying:1. Chester Ace (Oregon, WI), 2. Blake Brown (Franksville, WI), 3. Jerry Wood (Madison, WI), 4. Camden Murphy (Itasca, IL), 5. John Beale (Verona, WI), 6. Michael Raskovic (New Glarus, WI), 7. Mike Corvo III (Park Ridge, IL), 8. Rick Corso (McHenry, IL), 9. Dan Porath (West Bend, WI), 10. Shawn Lockington (Mindoro, WI),

Hubred Captures Sixth Checkered Flag

Kody Hubred won the 20 lap feature for the Dave’s White Rock Sportsman and took home his sixth checkered flag of the season. Hubred still trails point leader Ryan Goldade by 25 points with one race to go.

Jay Kalbus and Kody Hubred brought the Sportsman field to the green flag with Hubred getting the early advantage over Kalbus. Will Rece and Ryan Goldade wasted no time in getting up to second and third before Rece spun on lap 10 spending both himself and Goldade to the rear of the field.
Hubred was able to regain his sizeable lead over Robert Hansberry Jr. and Kalbus before the two made contact and brought the yellow out on lap 17.

Following the restart Hubred had not trouble getting out to the lead while Goldade and Jim Taylor battled for second. In the end it was all Hubred followed by Goldade, Taylor, Rece, and Jason Dunn.

“We struggled in qualifying. I wanted to beat Ryan fair and square tonight. And we got it done especially after last week’s race,” said Hubred. Goldade was the fast qualifier with a lap of 20.312 while Hubred won the heat race.

20 Lap Feature:1. Kody Hubred (Utica, WI), 2. Ryan Goldade (Stoughton, WI), 3. JimTaylor (Stoughton, WI), 4. Will Rece (Stoughton, WI), 5. Jason Dunn (Madison, WI), 6. Jay Kalbus (Whitewater, WI), 7. Robert Hansberry (Beloit, WI),

Heat:1. Kody Hubred (Utica, WI), 2. Jay Kalbus (Whitewater, WI), 3. Will Rece (Stoughton, WI), 4. Ryan Goldade (Stoughton, WI), 5. JimTaylor (Stoughton, WI), 6. Robert Hansberry (Beloit, WI), 7. Jason Dunn (Madison, WI),

Qualifying:1. Ryan Goldade (Stoughton, WI), 2. Robert Hansberry (Beloit, WI), 3. Jim Taylor (Stoughton, WI), 4. Jason Dunn (Madison, WI), 5. Will Rece (Stoughton, WI), 6. Kody Hubred (Utica, WI), 7. Jay Kalbus (Whitewater, WI),

Snyder Does It Again

Dan Snyder picked up another win in the Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits and clinched his first-ever track championship at Madison.

Eight cars took the green flag with Jason Coker setting the early pace. On lap 6 Dave Schmidt worked his way past Coker for the lead with Snyder and Brian Beale up to join the mix. The three distanced themselves from the field with Snyder taking the lead on lap 15 on the front stretch and led the rest of the way to pick up the victory in the 25 lap feature. Beale would get by Schmidt for second with four laps to go but couldn’t catch the speedy Snyder.

“This is quite an accomplishment,” said Snyder who won his second race in a row and picked up $500.
Snyder set fast time in qualifying while Brian Paulson and Schmidt won heat races.

25 Lap Feature:1. Dan Snyder (Stoughton, WI), 2. Brian Beale (Franklin, WI), 3. Dave Schmidt (Oak Creek, WI), 4. Jason Coker (Madison, WI), 5. Brian Paulson (Edgerton, WI), 6. Nick Schmidt (Watertown, WI), 7. Kelsey Dobbs (Beloit, WI), 8. Dave Wickstrum (Brodhead, WI),

Heat 1:1. Brian Paulson (Edgerton, WI), 2. Kelsey Dobbs (Beloit, WI), 3. Jason Coker (Madison, WI), 4. Dave Wickstrum (Brodhead, WI),

Heat 2:1. Dave Schmidt (Oak Creek, WI), 2. Dan Snyder (Stoughton, WI), 3. Brian Beale (Franklin, WI), 4. Nick Schmidt (Watertown, WI),

Qualifying:1. Dan Snyder (Stoughton, WI), 2. Brian Beale (Franklin, WI), 3. Dave Schmidt (Oak Creek, WI), 4. Nick Schmidt (Watertown, WI), 5. Brian Paulson (Edgerton, WI), 6. Jason Coker (Madison, WI), 7. Kelsey Dobbs (Beloit, WI), 8. Dave Wickstrum (Brodhead, WI),
Moyer Masters the Legends

Aaron Moyer was back in victory lane after winning the 20 lap feature for the Roto Rooter Legends.

It appeared that the night belonged to Kyle Jusits as he outbattled Chris Lishamer for the lead on the first lap and quickly built up a sizeable lead. By lap 7 Moyer was able to move his way past Lishamer for second but with a lot of ground to close if he wanted to catch the leader.

Jusits continued to run a strong race out front, but Moyer was catching him with each lap. By lap 13 Cory Talaska was up to third and closing quickly. On lap 18 Moyer worked his way to the inside on Jusits on the front stretch to take the lead and race his way to victory lane. Talaska and Lishamer were both able to pass Jusits to take second and third respectively.

Moyer noted, “I saw Talaska coming and had to make my move to get by Jusits. Kyle ran a great race tonight.”

Moyer was fast qualifier while Talaska won the heat race.

20 Lap Feature:1. Aaron Moyer (Malone, WI), 2. Cory Talaska (Campbellsport, WI), 3. Kyle Jusits (Kenosha, WI), 4. Chris Lishamer (South Elgin, IL), 5. Grant Griesbach (Pewaukee, WI), 6. Kyle Vergata (New Berlin, WI), 7. Fred Hefti (LaCrosse, WI),

Heat:1. Cory Talaska (Campbellsport, WI), 2. Aaron Moyer (Malone, WI), 3. Chris Lishamer (South Elgin, IL), 4. Kyle Jusits (Kenosha, WI), 5. Grant Griesbach (Pewaukee, WI), 6. Kyle Vergata (New Berlin, WI), 7. Fred Hefti (LaCrosse, WI),

Qualifying:1. Aaron Moyer (Malone, WI), 2. Cory Talaska (Campbellsport, WI), 3. Grant Griesbach (Pewaukee, WI), 4. Chris Lishamer (South Elgin, IL), 5. Kyle Jusits (Kenosha, WI), 6. Kyle Vergata (New Berlin, WI), 7. Fred Hefti (LaCrosse, WI),

Racing continues at Madison with ARCA Jam on Saturday, August 23rd and Sunday, August 24th. The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will be practicing from 1:00 – 3:00 on Saturday and qualifying at 4:30. Following ARCA qualifying the American Ethanol Super Trucks will be in action with a pair of 30 lap features. The truck races will count in the MIS point standings. On Sunday a live concert will begin at 11:30 AM followed by on-track autographs from Noon-1:00 PM and the Herr’s Live Life with Flavor 200 at 2:00 PM.

– Madison International Speedway Press Release

Photo Credit: TJ Harron

John DeAngelis Jr. Gets the Win at Madison International Speedway