Nelson captures wild Norway Speedway main event

NORWAY – Former track champion Troy Nelson of Antigo climbed behind the wheel of the Coleman Machine 119 and survived a few yellows and dodged a bad wreck to snag the Coca Cola late model feature flag Friday night at Norway Speedway.

Scott Stanchina, Bruce White, Nelson and Kris Kelly went nose-to-tail for several circuits, when Nelson grabbed the lead on lap 21. Kelly stormed into second with 10 laps remaining and began reeling in Nelson.

With four laps to go, Kelly got tapped by another car. While his car was parked in turn four, Tyler Wusterbarth T-boned Kelly. Both cars suffered significant damage but the drivers were not hurt.

Nelson then cruised to victory.

Defending Auto Value super stock champion Tim Schultz of Vulcan, who earlier in the night earned quick time, successfully started defense of his division title by winning the feature. Schultz fought off a tenacious Andy Gerwig to capture the win.

Kingsford’s Jade Novara brought the crowd to its feet, capturing her first career 141 Auto stock car main. Novara fended off fellow lady racer Michelle Janczewski at the checkers.

In Ken’s Sports sport truck action, the Barglind brothers of Kingsford dominated in the A main, with Brent winning and his brother Brad taking second. Faithorn’s Elliot Reid emerged triumphant in the stock four main event.

Racing resumes Friday. Sport Truck class will be part of the show that gets underway at 7 p.m. Valley Med Flight will sponsor the night and a kart exhibition race will also take place.

Summary:

BINK’S COCA COLA SUPER LATE MODEL

FEATURE – Troy Nelson, Antigo, WI; Tom Lindquist, Bark River; Scott Stanchina, Kingsford; Brian Stanchina, Kingsford; Dillion Kralovetz, Bonduel, WI; Dan Lindsley, Vulcan; Bruce White, Kingsford; Robby Iverson, Escanaba; Charlie Bell, Marquette; Dean Varda, Vulcan; Kris Kelly, Vulcan; Tyler Radavich, Eldorado, WI; Tyler Wusterbarth, Oconto, WI; Mark Schroeder, Green Bay, WI; Scott Bolster, Marquette; John Ostermann, Norway; Jason Wells, Kingsford

HEATS 1) Varda; White 2) Schroeder; Nelson

DASH – Brian Stanchina

FAST TIME – Lindsley, 14.450

AUTO VALUE SUPER STOCK

FEATURE – Tim Schultz, Vulcan; Andy Gerwig, Norway; Kevin Peterson, Marinette, WI; Joey Pontbriand, Norway; Anthony Schiefelbein, Pembine, WI; Kelly LaCount, Athelstane, WI; Savanna Novara, Kingsford; Adam Faull, Vulcan; Gary Stanaway, Ishpeming; Brett Bray, Norway

HEAT – Schiefelbein; LaCount

DASH – Peterson

FAST TIME – Schultz, 15.868

SPORT TRUCK

FEATURE – Brent Barglind, Kingsford; Brad Barglind, Kingsford; Drew Habeck, Green Bay; Andrew Secrist, Florence, WI; Cody Vanderloop, Freedom; Keith Habeck, Green Bay;

HEATS 1) Brent Barglind; Blaine Habeck, Green Bay 2) Drew Habeck; Brad Barglind

Fast Time: Tom Krueger, Green Bay, WI 17.158

141 AUTO SALES SPORTSMAN

FEATURE – Jade Novara, Kingsford; Michelle Janczewski, Armstrong Creek, WI; Bobby Lewis, Bark River; Jeff Schettler, Kingsford; Gary Thom, Aurora, WI

HEATS 1) Lewis; Jade Novara 2) Preston Weddle, Crivitz, WI; Janczewski

FAST TIME – Weddle 18.119

4 CYLINDER A

FEATURE – Elliot Reid, Faithorn; Jeremy Yelle, Sands; Todd Maki, Sands; Jody Gillespie, Coleman, WI; Dean Bellmore, Hermansville

HEATS 1) Gillespie; Sierra Oman, Faithorn 2) Reid; Yelle

FAST TIME – Maki 17.979