Mondeik wins his third Late Model feature; Speedway Hall of Fame inducts 2020 class
Wender cruises to his second Super Stock feature of the season
NORWAY — Justin Mondeik continued his streak of perfection at Norway Speedway Friday night.
Mondeik, of Gleason, Wis,. ducked underneath Cory Cootware of Iron Mountain for the lead and went on to capture the 35 lap late model feature at Norway Speedway Friday night. The victory was Mondeik’s third in as many nights in attendance at the third-mile, paved oval.
Mondeik, who started 10th on the grid, bided his time and patiently waded his way through traffic and caught the leader Cootware on lap 13 and passed him for the lead. Mondeik kept his cool through a couple of later caution periods to collect the win.
Cootware’s runnerup finish was his best here of the season, as was the third-place finish by former track champion Mark Schroeder of Green Bay, Wis.
Joey Pontbriand and Tanner Kelly placed fourth and fifth, respectively.
Super stock point leader Ryan Wender padded his advantage at the top of the division standings with his second feature flag of the 2020 campaign. Marinette, Wis. racer Kevin Peterson posted his best finish of the year in second, followed by Andy Gerwig, fast qualifier Anthony Schiefelbein and Adam Faull.
Little Suamico, Wis. rookie Trevor Pankratz scored a popular feature win — leading every lap en route to his first stock division feature win.
Kingsford’s Brad Barglind captured the sport truck feature while Vulcan’s Jake Dulford scored a clean sweep in the stock four class.
Sands veteran Allen Yelle scored a pair of popular wins in the vintage modifieds, capturing both the heat and features.
Earlier in the night the 2020 class of Norway Speedway Hall of Fame inductees were ushered in. They included former racers Jamie Iverson of Escanaba, Mike Gardner of Gladstone, Mark Miller of Kingsford, Don Benoit of Escanaba, former track official Roger Deau and longtime DCRA employee Joyce Hansen.
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BINK’S COCA COLA SUPER LATE MODEL FEATURE – Justin Mondeik, Gleason, Wis. Cory Cootware, Iron Mountain; Mark Schroeder, Green Bay, Wis. Joey Pontbriand, Norway; Tanner Kelly, Waucedah; Bruce White, Kingsford; Robby Iverson, Escanaba; Jason Wells, Kingsford; Tom Lindquist, Bark River; Gregg Haese, Francis Creek, Wis. Ryan Hood, Niagara, Wis. Mike D’Angelo Jr, Marquette; Scott Stanchina, Kingsford; Robert Younger, De Pere, Wis. Dan Lindsley, Vulcan
HEATS – 1ST) Lindquist; Cootware
2nd) D’Angelo Jr; White
DASH – Wells
FAST TIME – Lindsley, 14.698
AUTO VALUE SUPER STOCK FEATURE – Ryan Wender, Upper Pine Creek; Kevin Peterson, Marinette, Wis. Andy Gerwig, Norway; Anthony Schiefelbein, Pembine, Wis. Adam Faull, Vulcan; Parker Cain, Big Bay; Tim Schultz Jr. Vulcan; Kelly Lacount, Athelstane, Wis. Kyle McMahon, Skandia; Steve Wilcox, Florence, Wis. Bob Schiefelbein, Pembine, Wis. Destiny Bullard, Marquette; Devin Wilcox, Florence, Wis. Jordan Massicotte, Kingsford; Jeremy Yelle, Marquette
HEATS – 1st) Cain; Yelle
2nd) Lacount; Bob Schiefelbein
DASH – Wender
FAST TIME – Anthony Schiefelbein, 15.835
141 AUTO SALES STOCK FEATURE – Trevor Pankratz, Little Suamico, Wis. Pete Fraser, Iron Mountain; Preston Weddel, Crivitz, Wis. Joe Ostermann, Norway; Todd Schmidt, Spread Eagle, Wis.
HEATS 1ST) Ostermann; Schmidt
2nd) Weddel; Fraser
FAST TIME – Fraser, 18.103
KEN’S SPORT SPORT TRUCK FEATURE – Brad Barglind, Kingsford; Brent Barglind, Kingsford; Cody Vanderloop, Freedom, Wis. Andrew Secrist, Florence, Wis. J.J. Vanderloop, Freedom, Wis.
HEATS 1) Bode Johnson, Ishpeming; Andrew Ross, Appleton, Wis 2) Brent Barglind; Cody Vanderloop
FAST TIME – Brad Barglind, 16.389
MC SIGNS & GRAPHICS 4 BANGER FEATURE – Jake Dolfurd, Vulcan; Zach Gazda, Vulcan; Mike Loberger, Marinette, Wis. Kyle Loberger, Marinette, Wis. Dean Bellmore, Hermansville
HEATS 1) Devin Farah, Iron Mountain; Ashley Armbrust, Menominee
2) Gazda; Dulford
FAST TIME – Dulford, 17.865
VINTAGE MODIFIED FEATURE WINNER – Allen Yelle, Sands