Brad Hetzel Captures SynMax Lubricants 40 - Late Model
       

Saturday, May 21, 2016


Brad Hetzel from West Bend, WI who started outside pole of Kurt Clapper from Deforest, WI took the lead on lap one and lead flag to flag for his first ever late model feature win Saturday Night at Dells Raceway Park. Hetzels first win had to wait thru multiple cautions and a red flag before he could turn into victory lane as the race which started smooth took a turn for the worst under the full moon on lap 9 when Dillion Hammond from Grand Marsh, WI and last years rookie of the year Chris Storey got together on the backstretch sending Hammonds car airborn and both Storey and Hammond when thru for the event. On the double file restart Hetzel had a mirror full of Clapper and two time track champion Nick Nolden, but Hetzel held serve until lap 17 when Dells Raceway Park had its full moon version of the Big One as Brad Muller from Hillsboro, WI got loose coming out of turn 4 and collected a host of drivers including Falloween Winner Jesse Bernhagen, Shane Morrisey, Nick Roehl, Steve Dobbratz, Chad Miller, Ken Jacoby, and Nick Nolden. Eight Drivers in all were collected in the mayhem with only Nolden able to make repairs and get back on track before the clean up was over. On the restart it was Hetzel again setting sail into the lead and with ten to go Nolden made one last charge back thru the field to try Hetzel on the high side but came up short as Hetzel held on for the flag to flag win followed by Clapper who was able to get back past Nolden, who finished third and Kelsey Schultz fourth with Jim Bates rounding out the top five. In earlier action it was Jim Bates coming home the victor in the Assembly Products Dash, with Steve Schlosser of Fond Du Lac and Chris Storey from Burlington picking up heat race wins and Storey also one the B-Main which got him a spot in the A-main feature. Jake Zellmer of New Berlin, WI posted the fasted time in qualifying, his first time ever to be a Five Star Fast Qualifier for a Late Model event.

Late Model - SynMax Lubricants 40 Feature
1 41 Brad Hetzel
2 7C Kurt Clapper
3 67 Nick Nolden
4 31KSKelsey Schultz
5 34 Jim Bates
6 8 Harley Jankowski
7 31S Larry Schotten
8 70K Rachel Kallas
9 99 Jake Zellmer
10 93 Brad Muller
11 28 Jesse Bernhagen
12 21 Shane Morrisey
13 52R Nick Roehl
14 52 Steve Dobbratz
15 55 Chad Miller
16 88 Ken Jacoby
17 66 Chris Storey
18 75 Dillon Hammond

Assembly Products Late Model Dash
1 34 Jim Bates
2 31 Larry Schotten
3 52 Nick Roehl
4 28 Jesse Bernhagen
5 52 Steve Dobbratz
6 99 Jake Zellmer
7 21 Shane Morrissey
8 75 Dillon Hammond
9 31 Kelsey Schultz
10 67 Nick Nolden

Late Model - Heat 1
1 36S Steve Schlosser
2 70K Rachel Kallas
3 33F Bernie Fritz Sr
4 39M Colton Morgan
5 31M Eric Melchior
6 88 Ken Jacoby

Late Model - Heat 2
1 66 Chris Storey
2 8 Harley Jankowski
3 7C Kurt Clapper
4 55 Chad Miller
5 41 Brad Hetzel
6 93 Brad Muller

Late Model - B-Main
1 66 Chris Storey
2 88 Ken Jacoby
3 8 Harley Jankowski
4 70K Rachel Kallas
5 39M Colton Morgan
6 36S Steve Schlosser
7 33F Bernie Fritz Sr
8 59 Ted Griffith
9 31M Eric Melchior

Late Model - Qualifying
1 99 Jake Zellmer 14.136
2 52 Steve Dobbratz 14.137
3 21 Shane Morrisey 14.145
4 28 Jesse Bernhagen 14.158
5 31KS Kelsey Schultz 14.192
6 75 Dillon Hammond 14.216
7 67 Nick Nolden 14.269
8 52R Nick Roehl 14.303
9 31S Larry Schotten 14.347
10 34 Jim Bates 14.350
11 93 Brad Muller 14.356
12 41 Brad Hetzel 14.390
13 7C Kurt Clapper 14.403
14 55 Chad Miller 14.418
15 66 Chris Storey 14.442
16 8 Harley Jankowski 14.455
17 88 Ken Jacoby 14.511
18 31M Eric Melchior 14.606
19 70K Rachel Kallas 14.775
20 39M Colton Morgan 14.892
21 36S Steve Schlosser 15.075
22 33F Bernie Fritz Sr 15.166
23 59 Ted Griffith (No time)
 
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