Bernhagen Unstoppable in Dells Assembly Products Night
       

Saturday, July 16, 2016


Jesse Bernhagen from Markesan WI. was unstoppable at the Dells Raceway Park Saturday Night as he picked up not only the 50 lap Feature event but also won the Assembly Products 20 lap Shootout Rd-1 for the Late Models netting him $1500 for his efforts.

Chris Storey of Burlington was on the pole for the 50 lap feature event and brought the field to green but a miss in the motor would quickly side track the former Club LaMark Rookie of the Year and Jessie Bernhagen would take the lead from his outside starting spot and lead all 50 laps holding off a later charge by Dillon Hammond and Steve Dobbratz, Shane Morrissey would finish fouth and Nick Nolden would round out the top five. In Earlier Action it was Shane Morrissey picking up the Dash, with Colton Morgan and Kurt Clapper grabbing heat race wins, Nolden was the nights fast qualifier with a 13.989 85.781mph.

The last race of the night was the Assembly Products Shootout, a 20 lap Dash for Cash Formatted to reward consistently fast drivers who had earned points thru the season by qualifying for the week fast dash, the Assembly Products Shootout gives the best of the best 20 laps to get the job done. Drivers are given the incentive of a $1,000 pay day when the checkered flag falls. The Field was set by a draw by the 12 Assembly Products Shootout drivers. "It's a lot more exciting than just adding a little extra money every week," Ed Szelagowski Sr. said CEO of Assembly Products and sponsor of the event. "It was pretty neat when (a driver) made the Shootout. It added excitement throughout the late models to make the Shootout, to be a Shootout driver." As the draw was taking place it was to be Bernhagens night as he would draw the pole position against a stout field of drivers with Rio WI driver Steve Dobbartz on the outside.

Bernhagen and Dobbratz brought the field to green for the 20 lap event with $1000 to win on the line it was Bernhagen to the point followed by Dobbratz, Nolden, Jake Zellmer and prelude winner Dillon Hammond. As Bernhagen would continue to lead we saw defending DRP point champion Rich Schumann Jr. weaving his way thru traffic to join the battle at the front. The racing was clean and green as Bernhagen would have it his way leading all 20 laps in the caution free event holding off the late charge of former track champion Nick Nolden who made it to Bernhagens bumper in turn 3 on the final lap but could not complete the pass before the stripe. Bernhagen would take home the $1000 top prize followed by Nolden, Schumann, Jake Zellmer and Dillon Hammond rounding out the top five. While Bernhagen was all smiles in victory lane being presented with the check from Assembly Products own Ed Szelagowski Sr. Szelagowski said. "I do it for the love of the sport," "This is a great place to host the Shootouts. When you pull into the pits, it's like coming home."

DRP would like to issue A Big Thank You to all the race teams and fans who came out to see all the action at your very own Dells Raceway Park.

Late Model - Qualifying
0 No. Name Time
1 67 Nick Nolden 13.989
2 52 Steve Dobbratz 14.025
3 54S Rich Schumann Jr. 14.026
4 75 Dillon Hammond 14.081
5 99 Jake Zellmer 14.174
6 21 Shane Morrissey 14.228
7 28 Jesse Bernhagen 14.246
8 66 Chris Storey 14.270
9 31KS Kelsey Schultz 14.319
10 31S Larry Schotten 14.357
11 88 Ken Jacoby 14.372
12 7C Kurt Clapper 14.399
13 55 Chad Miller 14.429
14 93B John Beinlich 14.473
15 93M Brad Muller 14.476
16 19 Larry Devitio 14.501
17 70K Rachel Kallas 14.523
18 39M Colton Morgan 14.681
19 16 Joel Clossey 14.798
20 32 Darrell Kapp 14.863
21 36S Steve Schlosser 15.182
22 33F Bernie Fritz Sr 15.247
23 59 Ted Griffith 15.845

Late Model - Dash
0 No. Name Time
1 21 Shane Morrissey 6
2 99 Jake Zellmer 6
3 54S Rich Schumann Jr. 6
4 75 Dillon Hammond 6
5 67 Nick Nolden 6
6 52 Steve Dobbratz 6

Late Model - Heat 1
0 No. Name Time
1 39M Colton Morgan 8
2 19 Larry Devitio 8
3 16 Joel Clossey 8
4 70K Rachel Kallas 8
5 59 Ted Griffith 8
6 36S Steve Schlosser 6
7 33F Bernie Fritz Sr 5
8 32 Darrell Kapp 5
9 93M Brad Muller 5

Late Model - Heat 2
0 No. Name Time
1 7C Kurt Clapper 8
2 93B John Beinlich 8
3 31S Larry Schotten 8
4 55 Chad Miller 8
5 31KS Kelsey Schultz 8
6 88 Ken Jacoby 8
7 28 Jesse Bernhagen 8
8 66 Chris Storey 8

Late Model - B-Main
0 No. Name Time
1 39M Colton Morgan 10
2 19 Larry Devitio 10
3 16 Joel Clossey 10
4 70K Rachel Kallas 10
5 36S Steve Schlosser 10
6 59 Ted Griffith 10

Late Model - Feature
0 No. Name Time
1 28 Jesse Bernhagen 50
2 75 Dillon Hammond 50
3 52 Steve Dobbratz 50
4 21 Shane Morrissey 50
5 67 Nick Nolden 50
6 99 Jake Zellmer 50
7 7C Kurt Clapper 50
8 31S Larry Schotten 50
9 55 Chad Miller 49
10 88 Ken Jacoby 49
11 39M Colton Morgan 49
12 93B John Beinlich 49
13 16 Joel Clossey 49
14 19 Larry Devitio 48
15 54S Rich Schumann Jr. 45
16 31KS Kelsey Schultz 44
17 70K Rachel Kallas 43
18 66 Chris Storey 6

Late Model -Assembly Products Shoot-Out
0 No. Name Time
1 28 Jesse Bernhagen 20
2 67 Nick Nolden 20
3 54S Rich Schumann Jr. 20
4 99 Jake Zellmer 20
5 75 Dillon Hammond 20
6 21 Shane Morrissey 20
7 66 Chris Storey 20
8 52 Steve Dobbratz 20
9 55 Chad Miller 20
10 7C Kurt Clapper 20
11 31S Larry Schotten 20
12 31KS Kelsey Schultz 20
 
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