Park Jefferson

Park Jefferson For the 2nd time this season rain forced race officials to cancel the festivities last week at Park Jefferson Speedway. With the rain, officials deemed the surface unfit for racing.

Heading into next Saturday's NASCAR Dodge Weekly Racing Series action sponsored by Coors Light and Old Milwaukee Beer, the points battles are heating up. In the KPTH Fox 44 Charger division John Cain of Homer, NE, is the points leader after 5 weeks of racing. Cain has 224 points while Rusty Montagne's 1T machine sits in second with 222. Tom Love (212), Randy Harlow (204), and Tim Hinrich (194) round out the Top 5.

Andy Hofmeyer with 4 feature victories and a second place finish has a comfortable lead on the OK 1 Stop B Modified field. Hofmeyer has 248 points, 20 better than second place Darin Roepke of LeMars (228). Keith Sanders of North Sioux City has battled up front all season and his strong finishes have earned him 226 points and 3rd place. Other Top 5 drivers are Les Lundquist in 4th with 216 points and Jon "Bones" Felix in 5th with 188.

The B & B Salvage Super Stock class has featured some of the most exciting features of the season. Early season feature winner Curt Van Beek of Sioux Center used a 6th place finish two weeks ago to take over the points lead. Van Beek's 212 points is just 2 points better than the 210 Sid Mosher has credit for. Dave Kuehn has driven his Z-98 machine into the top 3 with 202 points. There is a 3 way tie for 4th including the 22w of Heath Warntjes, the #2 of Jason Grant, and the 27X of Randy Brands. All three racers have 190 points.

Orange City hot shot Jay Noteboom has won three straight Y 101.3 Modified features in his 7N Harris Auto Racing machine. Jay's 244 points are good enough for 1st. Meanwhile, Mike Hanson of Alton, Iowa has been very consistent this season in his 12H entry. Mike's 226 points place him in 2nd, followed by Ricky "the racer" Stephan (218), Mike Cooper (182), and Reese Coffee (178).

Racing resumes this Friday night for the North/South Sprint Shootout presented by Computer SOS. 360 sprints from around the Midwest will be racing for bragging rights as we find out which territory has the finest sprint drivers � the North? Or the South? Tickets are $12 for adults for this special event.

Saturday night the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Racing Series is sponsored by Coors Light and Old Milwaukee Beer. Pit gates open at 4:30, grandstand gates at 5:30, and racing starts at 7. Tickets are $9 for adults and children 6-13 $3.00.

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