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Champions crowned as season ends!!!

September 1st Earlville Iowa

 Azbills last race
Azbills last race    

After having lost elimination on Saturday, Sunday was a real good race day. Track Champions were crowned and there was a big showing in most NHRA classes. After one TT/qualifier eliminations were started on time and ran well. Tracy Fairchild won the Heartland/MCR Combo over Jason DeForrest in a close final. Brett Speer and Stephanie Diekema were semi-finalists. 106 cars for the event made for a big day. Bob Shaw was low qualifier. Bo Sanders ran dead-on the 8.90 to best Steve Geiger in the S/C final. Jeremy Lehrke was the lone semi-finalist. In the Dr. Potach sponsored S/G class final it was Robert Rowan getting the win over Don Friis. Jeremy Siffering and Mark McMasters were semi-finalists. In the Valley View Farms sponsored S/ST class final it was Jerry Jones besting Kris Thies in a close final. Jay Wilson was the lone semi-finalists. Casey Jo Garrett got the win in the Quick Performance S/P final over Tim Paap. Casey Jo ran dead-on to get the win. Shawn Deters and Garrett Chitty were semi-finalists. Jason Azbill Jr. ran dead-on to best Mark Rosenbaum in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final. Joshua Scharis was the lone semi-finalist. Tim Earle got his first win over new points champ Lance Schroeder. Tim Kania was the lone semi-finalist. Chris Knutson fresh off his National event win at Brainerd got the Trophy class win over Theresa Miller. Brock Azbill was the lone semi-finalist. Evan Begyn won the Toys Done Right sponsored Junior Dragster class over Brock Hill. Jack McMasters was the lone semi-finalist. Brock Azbill won the Novak Electric Junior Consi over Levi Mulholland. Briar Hess was the lone semi-finalist. At the end of the day it was Brock Azbill getting the win over Evan Begyn in the Novak’s Helmet Run-Off. TSR would like to thank its class sponsors, crew and racers for working together to get this event in the books.

 S/C winner Bo Sanders and his dad.
S/C winner Bo Sanders and his dad.   

Track Points Champions were crowned. Ray Thompson won the Quick Performance S/P class championship. Rob Miller won the series in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class. Lance Schroeder was the Delhi Lumber Sportsman class. Jazzy Moore won the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class. Brock Azbill was our High School class champ. Congrats to all the champions.


Let’s make big of it!!!!

As the season gets near the end the points battles are shaping up to be real interesting. The Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class is close as usual. Delhi Lumber Sportsman class is really close and it will be fun to watch it play itself out. Maxwell Transmission Pro class is not settled but still could be close at the end. The Quick Performance S/P class is far from over as a few drivers have a shot at the championship. The Wright-Way Trailers Quick 16 is still up for grabs as the season comes to an end. It should be great to watch this season play out.

Bryan Yeomans receives his perfect package award from TSR's Bill Cassil
Bryan Yeomans receives his perfect package award from TSR's Bill Cassil    

Bryan Yoemans won the TSR perfect package award this summer. Bryan put together the run during eliminations and received the 500$ award. This award is a one time a year award that in years past has grown in size. Yoeman didn’t allow any growth winning it with-in its first year. The last perfect package money lasted many years. If anyone is interested, that perfect package award is in need of a sponsor.


Kania’s both win: Ollinger wins Foxy Lady

August 3rd Earlville Iowa

Ollinger's celebrate in winners circle
Ollinger's celebrate in winners circle   

Ashley Ollinger was the winner of the last Foxy Lady of the season. Ashley bested Tammy Ulbrich in a close final. Ashley’s win came in the eliminator that her father sponsors. Ollinger Garage Door Foxy Lady will return next season for sure. Brittany Miller was the lone semi-finalist. Bill Homuth beat Tom Roschen in the Quick Performance S/P class final. Brad Squier and Darin Seeger were semi-finalists. Chavon Warner bested a red-lighting Zach Halverson in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final. Bill Cox and Jason Seeley were semi-finalists.

Kania's celebrate double win
Kania's celebrate double win   

Tim Kania won the Delhi Lumber Sportsman class over Lance Schroeder. Andrew Quinn was the lone semi-finalist. Suzy Kania won the Thompson Truck and Trailer Trophy class over Brock Azbill. Brian Moody and Drake Boven were semi-finalists. Max Feldmann won Jr. Street class over Abby Kluesner. Maggie Bockenstedt and Hunter Carlson were semi-finalists. In the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class final it was Brock Azbill getting the win over Jazzy Moore. Evan Begyn was the lone semi-finalist. Allie Ulbrich got the win over Haley Moyer in the Novak Electric Junior Consi. Austin Begyn was the lone semi-finalist. In the Novak’s Helmet Run-Off it was Allie Ulbrich besting Brock Azbill who fouled.

August 4th Earlville Iowa

Low Qualifier and class winner Emilee Novak with Bill Cassil from TSR
Low Qualifier and class winner Emilee Novak with Bill Cassil from TSR   

In the 4th running of the series Wright-Way Trailers Quick 16 it was EmiLee Novak getting the win over Travis Thompson in a double break-out round. Novak won from the #1 qualifying position, which hasn’t been done before. Kevin Haack and Brad Thompson were semi-finalists. Garrett Chitty bested Dave Walker in the Quick Performance S/P final. Both drivers were dead-on the dial but Chitty had the tree. Brandon Busch and Jim Hesseling were semi-finalists. In the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final it was Terry Heller getting the win over Doug Heinrichs. James Thompson Jr. and Randy Temperley were semi-finalists. In the Delhi Lumber Sportsman class it was Tim Earle getting the win over Lance Schroeder. Michael Freeman and Mark Rosenbohm were semi-finalists. Suzy Kania finished off her double win weekend by besting Lou Rausch in the Thompson Truck and Trailer Trophy class. Zach Krava and John Ihm were semi-finalists. Zach Halverson bested Levi Mulholland in the High School class final. Maddie Notch and Brock Azbill were semi-finalists. In the AIH Chrome Street bike class final it was newcomer Tyler Marthaler getting the win over Randy Czarnecki. Eric Arenson and Strad Dighton were semi-finalists. Bill Gauley won the Gear-Driver Performance Open Bike class over Stan Sleaver. Brian Moody was the lone semi-finalist. Tucker Ladeburg won the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class over Bobby Ince Jr. Leah DeCook and Brock Azbill were lone semi-finalists. Briar Hess got the win in the Novak Electric Junior Consi over a red-lighting Cole Robinson. Slade Hess and Allie Ulbrich were semi-finalists. In the Novak’s Helmet Run-Off it was Briar Hess getting the win over Tucker Ladeburg. Briar used a .004 r/t to help with the win.

Novak gets Wright=Way Quick 16 win
Novak gets Wright=Way Quick 16 win   


Walker and Azbill get 1st wins

July 20th Earlville Iowa

Walker and Azbill get 1st wins
Walker and Azbill get 1st wins   

All racers were faced with weather changes that were needed to break high humidity. Races started with high temps and humidity and everyone was finding it hard to hit the dials. Dave Walker figured it out better than everyone else in the class. Walker bested Mike Handke in a close final in the Quick Performance S/P class. Jason Azbill Jr. bested Chavon Warner in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final. Jason put the new family built Mustang in the winner’s circle over a red-lighting Chavon Warner. Lance Schroeder is on a late season charge, Lance bested a red-lighting Derek Maxwell to take the win. Brad Sanford was uncontested in the Thompson Truck and Trailer Trophy class. Zach Halverson kept his season points total going towards a championship by beating Levi Mulholland in a double break-out race. Evan Begyn bested Daizy Begyn in a close final in the Novak Electric Junior Consi. Evan Begyn and Zach Halverson came back around for the Novak’s Helmet Run-Off. It was all Halverson as Begyn red-lighted his chances away. Temps lowered all day making a dial-in tough but we needed a break from the heat and got it.

July 21st Earlville Iowa
21st July
Pete McGlynn won the Quick Performance   

Sunday greeted racers with much improved temps and less humidity. Pete McGlynn won the Quick Performance S/P class over Brandon Schmall. McGlynn was behind at the start but pushed Schmall under his dial for the win. Bill Black and Dave Walker were semi-finalists. Best friends Nathan Schroeder and Chavon Warner met in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final. It was over at the green as Warner turned it red, giving the easy win to Schroeder. Brennan Weets and Brandon Schmall were semi-finalists. In the Delhi Lumber Sportsman class final it was Matt Melchert getting the win as Dave Benson turned it red in the final. Andrew Quinn and Derek Maxwell were semi-finalists. Andrea Hoeger was better at both end to win the Thompson Truck and Trailers Trophy class over Drake Boyer. Jason Kaiser was the lone semi-finalist. Brock Azbill got the win in the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class over Tucker Ladeburg. Zach Halverson was the lone semi-finalist. Jazzy Moore won the Novak Electric Junior Consi over Allie Ulbrich. Braeden Begyn and Maddie Ladeburg were semi-finalists. TSR would like to thank its racers and crew for working together to get this event completed.


Haack crowned, Thompson and Moody double.

July 13th Earlville Iowa

SPro Winners July 13th
SPro Winners July 13th   

Tri-State Raceway runs it King of the Track at the mid-season point and contests it among our top points earners. Kevin Haack bested Mike Halverson in the Quick Performance S/P class final. Bob Ridenour won the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final over Nathan Schroeder. Ron Waline bested Tim Kania in the Delhi Lumber Sportsman class final. In the run-off it was Kevin Haack in his Lake Louie Brewery sponsored dragster getting the win over David Primrose our Pro Bike champ, then in the final it was Ron Waline our Sportsman champ. Waline went red, giving the easy win to Haack. Other classes contested were Quick Performance S/P and Brad Thompson bested Doug Yates in a close final round. Rob Miller got the win in the Maxwell Transmission Pro final over Randy Temperely. Andrew Quinn won the Delhi Lumber Sportsman class over Tim Kania who fouled. Brain Moody started his weekend off winning Thompson Truck and Trailer Trophy class over a red-lighting Paul Kleusner. Hunter Carlson bested Maggie Bockenstedt in the Junior Street class final. New points leader Jasmine Moore took another step toward a championship by winning the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class over Emily McMasters in a close final. Slade Hess got his first win of his young career by besting Alexis Halverson in the Novak Electric Junior Consi. In the Novak’s Helmet Run-Off it was Jasmine Moore getting the win over Slade Hess, Hess broke out trying to stay out front. TSR would like to thank NHRA for the King of the Track program and Wally.

July 14th Earlville Iowa
SPro winner July 14 Brad Thompson.
SPro winner July 14 Brad Thompson.   


Q16 winner July 14 Bill Black
Q16 winner July 14 Bill Black   

Bill Black won the Wright-Way Trailers Quick 16 over Ray Thompson. Black used great r/t’s to get the win. Larry Demers was low qualifier and Kevin Haack was the lone semi-finalist. Brad Thompson completed his double by stopping Bill Black from his double in the Quick Performance S/P class final. Brad had won yesterday completing his double. Ray Thompson and Mike Handke were semi-finalists. Brad was quick to thank his father Ray for the opportunity to race such a well prepared car. Randy Temperely got his first win in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final over a red-lighting Mike Wymore. Nick Merfeld and Mark Rosenbaum were semi-finalists. Temperley was in Saturday’s final also to complete a nice racing weekend. Lance Schroeder got the win in the Delhi Lumber Sportsman class as Bruce Cox’s car slowed to give Lance the easy win. Matt Melchert was the lone semi-finalist. Biker Bill Morris got the win in the Thompson Truck and Trailers Trophy class as Drake Boyer broke out. Dave Berry and John Ihm were semi-finalists. In High School Class it was Zach Halverson besting Maddie Notch, Maddie had the tree but the LUV slowed giving the win to Zach. Brock Azbill and Levi Mulholland were semi-finalists. Our bike classes were contested and Brian Moody won both classes again. Moody bested Jarron Christisnson in the AIH Chrome Street Bike class final, the came back around for the Gear-Driven Open Bike class presented by Carlson Customs. Moody bested Shawn Bellock in a double break-out round. Tammy Ulbrich won the Ollinger Garage Door Foxy Lady class over a red-lighting Terry Jo Halverson. Diana Cox was the lone semi-finalist. In the 348/409 Div.1 class it was Dan Hradisky getting the win over Scott Hall. In the Div. 2 class final it was Paul Strensland over Randy Johnson. In the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class final it was Evan Begyn getting the win over Allie UlbrichDaizy Begyn was the lone semi-finalist. In the Novak Electric Junior Consi it was Leah DeCook getting the win over Jasmine Moore who fouled. Zach Halverson and Austin Begyn were semi-finalists. Now for the Novak’s Helmet Run-Off it was a tardy Evan Begyn getting the win as Leah DeCook broke out, taking too much stripe. Not the prettiest final but a learning opportunity for both. TSR would like to thank its class sponsors for their continued support.


King of the Track 2019

Pro Bike pairings
Larry Christianson vs. Bill Homuth
Dave Primrose vs. Bye
Quick Performance S/P pairings
Jim Ulbrich vs. Kevin Haack
Brandon Busch vs. Mike Halverson
Maxwell Transmission Pro pairings
Rob Miller vs. Bob Ridenour
Mark Rosenbaum vs. Nathan Schroeder
Delhi Lumber Sportsman pairings
Michael Freeman vs Tim Kania
Andrew Quinn vs. Ron Waline

We will get after this during the second time trial session.

National Open ran in tough conditions.

June 29th Earlville Iowa

Mike Mans wins day 1 and the 2000$ check. And the Traveling Belt..
Mike Mans wins day 1 and the 2000$ check. And the Traveling Belt.   

In over 100 degree heat index weather over 300 competitor’s races were held. Mike Mans bested David Bogner in the MCR /Heartland S/SS combo final. Duane Dickens and Ben Line were semi-finalists. In the Midwest S/C class final it was James Glosson putting together a .009 package to keep Larry Bernshausen from doubling. Bernshausen was also in the Dr. Potach sponsored S/G class final were he bested Kevin Theobald. Kevin Haack was the lone semi-finalist in S/C and Jeff Kinney was the lone semi-finalist in S/G. Alan Busch bested Mark Hackett in the Valley View Farms S/ST shoot-out final. Andrew Field and Brad Wurtzberger were semi-finalists. Doug Heinrichs got the easy win in the Maxwell Transmission Pro final as Grant Zimmerman turned it red in the final. Tony Meyer and Jason Azbill Jr. were semi-finalists. In the Quick Performance S/P final it was Krissy Gonser getting the win over a red-lighting Ben Haugen. Craig Schultz was the lone semi-finalist. Mark Rosenbohm bested Derek Maxwell in the Delhi Lumber Sportsman class final. Mike Freeman and Andrew Quinn were semi-finalists. Tim Flynn won the Thompson Truck and Trailer Trophy class over Damian Mootz. Jason Azbill Jr. and Suzy Kania were semi-finalists. Alexis Halverson won the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class over Daisy Begyn. Austin Begyn was the lone semi-finalist. In the Novak Electric Junior Consi it was Levi Mulholland getting the win over Evan Begyn. Braeden Begyn and Jackson Melchert were semi-finalists. Lastly was the Novak’s Helmet Run-Off and Levi Mulholland bested Alexis Halverson in a close race. TSR would like to thank special sponsors for the event Hawkeye Weld, Valley View Farms, Chitty Family and Shane Novak for the Antron Brown 3X Championship piston and Rod trophies.


June 30th Earlville Iowa    

Well we tried to complete the event but Mother Nature had other ideas. After a round of time trials, eliminations were contested until it rained us out. In the MCR/Heartland S/SS Combo there were 7 cars left. Mike Lund, Jim Parsons, Bill Rowe, Dan Zrust, Johnny Diekema, Matt Lund and Jared Hutar. In the Midwest S/C Assoc. it was Chris Gerakis, Tim Hallberg and Brad Thompson reaching the split. In the Dr. Potach S/G class we were down to the final and were forced to split. Dale Evens and Larry Wiebusch Jr. were the guys in the split. In the Valley View Farms S/ST class presented by Holmes-Braden Constr. It was Brad Wurtzberger and Steve Traeger reaching the final and the split. In the Quick Performance S/P class we were down to 4 cars and were forced to split. Dan Boger, Steve Marquis, Mike Fuller and Brennan Weets were finalists. One other note the TSR Perfect Run Bonus is gone for the season as Bryan Yoemans put together a perfect run in the 3rd round. Bryan claims the 500$ bonus put up by TSR. In the Maxwell Transmission Pro class it was down to 4 cars. Doug Heinrichs, Mark Rosenbaum, Mike Wymore and Jason Seeley were involved in the split. In the Delhi Lumber Sportsman class final it was Michael Freeman and Ron Waline and they want that Trophy and will run-off next race. In the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class final it was Jasmine Moore getting the win over Leah DeCook. Austin Begyn was the lone semi-finalist. In the final of the Novak Electric Junior Consi it was Briar Hess getting the win over brother Slade. Braeden Begyn was the lone semi-finalist. The Novak’s Helmet Run-Off will be contested at a later date. TSR would like to thank the Div. 5 NHRA crew for the help with the event, and to its top notch crew for working together.


Busch wins Member Track Madness: Moody Doubles again!

June 15th Earlville Iowa

Husband and wife both win. Brittany wins Foxy Lady and Rob was a double finalist in Pro on the weekend.
Busch launches as father watches.   

With a special run-off at the end of eliminations called Member Track Madness. The winners in all classes met for a chance at the special award. Quick Performance S/P winner Brandon Busch bested Jim Hesseling in a close final. Doug Heinrichs won the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final over Coley Novak. Delhi Lumber Sportsman winner was Gaige Allen over Lance Schroeder. Brennen Burgess won the Thompson Truck and Trailer Trophy class over Brian Sawvell. In the Run-Off it was Brandon Busch getting the win over a red-lighting Doug Heinrichs, Brennen Burgess bested Gaige Allen to make the final. In the last race of the day it was Busch getting the win as Burgess left a rod on the track and couldn’t make the call. TSR would like to thank the NHRA for the Member Track Madness program and the National event vouchers that go with the win. Jasmine Moore got the win in the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class final over a red-lighting Brock Azbill. Lucas DeCook won the Novak Electric Junior Consi over Allie Ulbrich in a close race. In the Novak’s Helmet Run-Off it was Jasmine Moore getting the win as DeCook red=lighted.

June 16th Earlville Iowa

He got the win on Saurday and R/U on Sunday Freeman doubles in Sportsman on the weekend. Photo's by Startingline Photography
Moody celebrates with family.   

In the second running of the 5 race series dubbed Wright-Way Trailers Quick 16 it was Ray Thompson getting the win over Jim Hesseling. Bob Wright was low qualifier with a strong 6.28. Jeff Cheney and Lou Rausch were semi-finalists. Quick Performance S/P was won by Kevin Haack in his Lake Louie Brewery sponsored dragster. Haack bested Mike Halverson in a close final. Jeff Cheney was the lone semi-finalist. Bob Ridenour won the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final over a red-lighting Jim Wolff. Jeremy Youngblood and Ron Waline were semi-finalists. Michael Freeman took the win in the Delhi Lumber Sportsman final over a red-lighting Ron Waline. Andrew Quinn was the lone semi-finalist. Andrea Hoeger won Thompson Truck and Trailer Trophy class over Jason Kaiser. Jamie Schmidt was the lone semi-finalist. Maddie Notch won High School class over Levi Mulholland. Brock Azbill and Allie Ulbrich were semi-finalists. In the AIH Chrome Street Bike class it was Brian Moody getting the win over Tom Krava. Eric Arenson was the lone semi-finalist. Brian Moody bested Strad Dighton in the Gear-Driven Performance Open Bike class. Ryan Kruger was the lone semi-finalaist. That completed the double win for Moody. Brock Azbill won the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class final over a red-lighting Payton Martinson. Evan Begyn was the lone semi-finalist. Trent Johnson bested Briar Hess in the Novak Electric Junior Consi. Jasmine Moore was the lone semi-finalist. To end a long day of racing we had one Run-off to complete. The Novak’s Helmet Run-Off was won be Brock Azbill over Trent Johnson in a close final.


Freeman Doubles: Miller makes both finals.

June 8th Earlville Iowa

Husband and wife both win. Brittany wins Foxy Lady and Rob was a double finalist in Pro on the weekend.
Husband and wife both win. Brittany wins Foxy Lady and Rob was a double finalist in Pro on the weekend.   

A beautiful weather weekend was in store for racers that frequent Tri-State Raceway. After morning time trials eliminations were contested. In the Quick Performance S/P class final it was Dave Ringelstetter getting the win over Ray Thompson. Ringelstetter was better at both ends, having the tree and closer to his dial. Jim Ulbrich and Mike Fuller were semi-finalists. Rob Miller got the win in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class by besting Ryan Seffrood in a close final. Bob Ridenour was the lone semi-finalist. In the Delhi Lumber Sportsman class final it was Micheal Freeman getting the win over Tim Kania. Ron Waline was the lone semi-finalist. In the Thompson Truck and Trailers Trophy class final it was Brian Moody getting the win over Suzy Kania. Strad Dighton was the lone semi-finalist. The new class Jr. Street was won by Hunter Carlson over Maggie Bockenstedt. Abby Kluesner was the lone semi-finalist. Next was the Ollinger Garage Door Foxy Lady class and Brittany Miller took top honors over Billie Jo Azbill in a close race. Tammy Ulbrich was the lone semi-finalist. Zach Halverson won the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class final over Jasmine Moore. Evan Begyn and Daisy Begyn were semi-finalists. In the Novak Electric Junior Consi it was Austin Begyn getting the win over Alexis Halverson. Braeden Begyn and Briar Hess were semi-finalists. In the Novak’s Helmet Run-Off Zach Halverson ran dead-on his dial to best a red-lighting Austin Begyn. Special thanks go out to track sponsors Toys Done Right Body Shop, Novak Electric, Ollinger Garage Door, Quick Performance and Maxwell Transmission for their continued support.

June 9th Earlville Iowa

He got the win on Saurday and R/U on Sunday Freeman doubles in Sportsman on the weekend. Photo's by Startingline Photography
He got the win on Saurday and R/U on Sunday Freeman doubles in Sportsman on the weekend. Photo's by Startingline Photography   

Sunday treated everyone to the same great weather as Saturday. Brandon Busch bested Doug Yates in the Quick Performance S/P class final. Mike Chitty and Jim Ulbrich were semi-finalists. In the Maxwell Transmission Pro class it was Nathan Schroeder besting Rob Miller. Miller took too much stripe and broke out handing the win to Schroeder. Mark Rosenbaum was the lone semi-finalist. Michael Freeman completed his double win weekend by besting Andrew Quinn in Delhi Lumber Sportsman class final. Tim Earle was the lone semi-finalist. Jason Kaiser won the Thompson Truck and Trailer Trophy class final over Jim Ihm. Brock Azbill bested Allie Ulbrich in the High School class final. In the AIH Chrome Street Bike presented by Grady’s Graphics class final it was Jarod Lorenson besting Strad Dighton. Shaun Bellock and Kenny Mills were semi-finalists. In the Gear-Driven Performance Open Bike presented by Carlson Customs was won by Glen Aubrey. Aubrey bested Bill Gauley in a close race. Tom Schmuecker and Brian Moody were semi-finalists. In the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class final it was Allie Ulbrich getting the win over Paige Davis. Evan Begyn and Lucas Decook were semi-finalists. In the Novak Electric Junior Consi it was Brock Azbill getting the win over Braeden Begyn. Begyn ran dead-on his dial but Brock had the tree advantage to get the win. Zach Halverson and Daisy Begyn were semi-finalists. In the Novak’s Helmet Run-Off it was Allie Ulbrich besting Brock Azbill in a close final round. TSR would like to thank our Bike class sponsors AIH Chrome, Grady’s Graphics, Gear-Driven Performance and Carlson Customs for their continued support.


Lund in both finals, Chitty wins first Quick 16

May 25th Earlville Iowa

At the end of qualifying Bill Dyer’s Mustang was at the top of the Heartland/MCR S/SS combo sheet. Matt Lund bested a tough field of Midwest racers to meet Al Corda in the final. Lund had the r/t at the start and never trailed to get the win. Jay Wilson bested Terry Miller in the NCSSA S/ST final. Both drivers ran under with Jay being closer to the number for the win. In the Quick Performance final it was getting to dark and the final was split between Justin Reaves and Lou Rausch. Rob Miller got the win in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class presented by Wymore Automotive by besting Nathan Schroeder in a close double break-out round. Ross Wiebensohn won the Delhi Lumber Sportsman class final over Andrew Quinn. Josh Moore won the Thompson Truck and Trailer Trophy class when Thersa Miller was not able to make the call.

Mike Chitty won the Wright-Way Trailers Quick 16. Celebrates with Grandsons!
Mike Chitty won the Wright-Way Trailers Quick 16. Celebrates with Grandsons!   

In the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster Challenge presented by Summit, Lucas Decook bested Jasmine Moore in a close final. In the Novak Electric Junior Consi it was Evan Begyn getting the win over Joe Lindberg. Then in the Novak’s Helmet Run-Off it was Evan Begyn besting Lucas Decook. Zach Halverson won the Azbill Family run for the RING over Daisy Begyn. We had held this eliminator from last season’s wet fall and finally got it done. Congrats to all the top 8 points earners from last season.

Having that wet fall set back the All Access Challenge race that awards Wally’s in most all classes. Mike Chitty won the Wally in the Wright-Way Trailers Quick 16 by besting John Davis Jr.

Brian Moody celebrates with family. Moody won both bike classes and that Wally that got away from him last year.
Brian Moody celebrates Gear-Driven Open Bike class win with family!   
   

Chitty ran dead-on his dial for the win. Bob Wright was low qualifier with a 6.32. As TSR had a record bump of 7.40 to make the field. Greg Anderson prevented Matt Lund the double win on the weekend. Both drivers were under the dial but Greg was closer for the win. Bill Dyer was low qualifier and received the Bulicek’s gift certificate. Scott LaRue won the NCSSA S/ST event by besting Nick Vogelsang in a close final. Casey Jo Garrett won the Quick Performance S/P class over Kevin Haack. Casey Jo used sharp dialing and great r/t’s to win the largest S/P car count in TSR history. Brandon Schmall bested Shane Pope in the Maxwell Transmission Pro final. Schmall used a .019 package to seal the deal. Brent Kopejka won the Delhi Lumber Sportsman class over Travis Steffens in a close final. Jace Deering won the Wally in the Thompson Truck and Trailers Trophy class by besting Mike Freeman. Zach Halverson ran dead 4 to his dial in the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class final to get the win over Bobby Ince Jr. Briar Hess got the Novak Electric Junior Consi win over Cade Whitmore in a close final. In the Novak’s Helmet Run-Off it was Zach Halverson getting the win over Briar Hess. It was another double break-out round that Zach was closer to his dial. TSR would like to thank NHRA for the


Moody doubles, Novak gets first win!!!!

May 19th Earlville Iowa

Mike Chitty celebrates Wright-Way Trailers Quick 16 with grandson!

With spring weather some delays are expected, but come on!!! After losing Saturday to weather Sunday forecast didn’t look great but we fought through and winners were crowned. In the Quick Performance S/P class final it was Jim Ulbrich getting the win over Adam Wood in a close race. Ed Fox Jr. was the lone semi-finalist. In the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final it was Coley Novak getting his first win over a red-lighting Chavon Warner. Novak pumped his arm in the air seeing the win light and accidentally hit the kill switch in celebration. Jim Wolfe was the lone semi-finalist. Andrew Quinn bested Tim Kania in the Delhi Lumber Sportsman class final. David Berry was the lone semi-finalist. Jason Kaiser won the hardware in Thompson Tire Trophy class over John Ihm. Brock Azbill bested Levi Mulholland in the High School class final. Brian Moody won both bike classes, Moody bested Bill Gauley in the Gear-Driven Perf. Open Bike class. Stan Sleaver and Damon Pulliam were semi-finalists.

Mike Chitty celebrates Wright-Way Trailers Quick 16 with grandson!

Then Moody came around for the AIH Chrome/Grady’s Graphics Street Bike final where Strad Dighton awaited. Moody got the win and won the Wally from last years All Access Challenge that rained out. Bill Morris and Kenny Mills were semi-finalists. Last year points champ in the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class Zach Halverson won again today with sharp reaction to the green and proper dialing won the race. Zach bested Daisy Begyn in the class final. Austin Begyn and Briar Hess were semi-finalists. Zach’s sister Alexis Halverson bested Lucas Decook in the Novak Electric Junior Consi. Then it was an all Halverson final for the Novak Helmet Run-Off with Alexix besting Zach in a close race as both drivers were dead-on the dial. Alexis won the race at the tree.

With Quinn’s win in Sportsman a special shout-out to his mentor Justin Rosenbohm of the Bohm Squad is fighting health issues and needs all our support. GET WELL Justin from all of us at Tri-State Raceway. And hope to see you soon.



New for 2019

A few new things for 2019. We have added a couple of more races to the points races. We will still be the best 12 races, but with the cushion of a couple more races. Vacations, rain-outs, blown up racecar, and any other thing that get in the way. We have given room in the schedule to give everyone a chance at the championship.

Chassis certification date will be April 27. Chassis certs are good for three years. NHRA has raised the 3-year tag to $170. Driver restraint systems are dated and are a 2-year recert, or replace those old belts. Call the track to make your appointment either in Cedar Rapids at Wright-Way Trailers or at the TSR in the afternoon. Thanks to Bob at Wright-Way Trailers in Hiawatha for allowing us to use his facility, this gives area racers a short tow for the certification. We will be at the track all afternoon on the 27th with a Test & Tune scheduled for Sunday the 28th.

Check out the website for new entry fees and payouts. This should be exciting for everyone at TSR. Junior Street has been added to the Schedule for 2019, please support the class to keep it alive! This class requires licensing and we will be glad to help with this. Go to NHRA Division 5’s website and download the paperwork for Jr Street. Please read and follow the steps or call Bill at the track for assistance.

We are excited to see everyone, bring on race season!!



Azbill Family Run for the Ring

Each year the top 8 points earners in the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class have a race within a race called Azbill Family Run for the Ring. This is contested during the All Access Challenge event September 30th. Usually first round will be during the second time trial session. Good luck to all the competitors.

Zach Halverson vs. Breice Begyn
Austin Begyn vs. Maddie Ladeburg
Jazzy Moore vs. Levi Mulholland
Valerie Steffens vs. Daisy Begyn
This is built like the ladder, so you know your second round opponent.

Congratulations go out to track Champions. LODRS event cancelled for Sept. 7-9.

Well that wasn’t how the points season was supposed to end, but mother nature had other plans. With a rain-out for Saturday’s event and shortened event on Sunday champions were crowned. Jim Hesseling is our 2018 Quick Performance S/P class champion. James Thompson Jr. is our 2018 Maxwell Transmission Pro class champion. Valerie Steffens is the 2018 Delhi Lumber Sportsman class champion. Valerie also won the High School Championship by running the table. She won every event this season. Dave Primrose won the Pro Bike class for 2018, but Larry Christianson almost came from behind. The class margin was less than a round. Zach Halverson is our 2018 Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class champion. Most classes came down to the last day of racing to decide the champions.

ET Final ROC representatives for TSR will be Al Grimm in S/P, James Thompson Jr. in Pro, Valerie Steffens in Sportsman, Dave Primrose in Pro Bike and Brock Azbill will represent in High School. We are fielding a full field with 1 alternate in case someone breaks.

We will be parking straight in through the tunnel in front of the souvenir building on pavement. Bill will be there to assist in parking and registration issues. Get with Bill before you head to registration to get the tech card filled out correctly to help with easy registration.

Our LODRS event scheduled for September 7-9 has been cancelled and moved to Great Bend Kansas September 27-28. The grounds at TSR are saturated and parking would have been impossible. Division 5 and TSR had to do something and the decision to move the event was made. It is hard at best to make a decision that work good for everyone, but it had to be made.



Moody makes both finals: Chitty wins Quick 16


August 19th Earlville Iowa
Mike Chitty celebrates Wright-Way Trailers Quick 16 with grandson!
Mike Chitty celebrates Wright-Way Trailers Quick 16 with grandson!   

The fourth running of the 5 race series named Wright-Way Trailers Quick 16 was contested on a beautiful August day. Mike Chitty took top honors by getting the win over John Day. Both drivers were .021 on the tree, but the big speed of Chitty’s door-car pushed John under his dial. Bob Wright and Rick Bowman were semi-finalists. Dustin Meier was low qualifier with a stout 6.34. Pete McGlynn got the win over Mike Fuller in the Quick Performance S/P final. Fuller was better at the green but broke out by .002 in the loss. McGlynn’s slingshot dragster was dead on all day long for his first win at TSR. Brad Thompson and Tyler Stych were semi-finalists.


Brian Moody celebrates Gear-Driven Open Bike class win with family!
Brian Moody celebrates Gear-Driven Open Bike class win with family!   

Brad Maxwell got the win over Jason Azbill Jr. in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class. Both drivers were good at the green, but both ran under the dial and Maxwell was closer by .008. Jason Seeley and Coley Novak were semi-finalists. Valerie Steffens bested Dave Benson in the Delhi Lumber Sportsman class final. Steffens was better at both ends of the double break-out round. Mark Rosenbohm and Andrew Quinn were semi-finalists. In the Thompson Truck and Trailer Trophy class it was Tim Kania getting the win over John Ihm. A large break-out by Ihm gave the win to Kania. Maddie Notch was the lone semi-finalist. Biker Bill Morris won the AIH Chrome Street Bike class presented by Grady’s Graphics over a red-lighting Brian Moody. Tom Krava was the lone semi-finalist. Brian Moody bested a red-lighting Dylan Tydrich in the Gear-Driven Performance Open Bike class presented by Carlson Customs. Ron Ligue and Jarod Lorenson were semi-finalists. Congratulations to Brian for making both finals!!!! Valerie Steffens won High School class over Ryan Fangman. Maddie Notch and Brock Azbill were semi-finalists. Congratulations to Valerie Steffens for the double win day. That doesn’t happen very often. Valerie did run the table in High School class winning all the events we had this season. Jason Azbill Jr. won the Street Legal class over Travis Steffens. Sean Loete was the lone semi-finalist. In the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class it was Gaige Curtis getting her first win at TSR by besting Tucker Ladeburg in a close race. Alexis Halverson was the lone semi-finalist. In the Novak Electric Junior Consi it was Austin Begyn over Brock Azbill in a close race. Jasmine Moore was the lone semi-finalist. Austin Begyn came back around to win the Novak’s Run-off over a red-lighting Gaige Curtis. That puts the lid on another great day of racing at Tri-State Raceway.



Clinton Iowa should be proud of its racers


Jody Brady celebrates win in Ollinger Garage Door Foxy Lady class.
Jody Brady celebrates win in Ollinger Garage Door Foxy Lady class.   

With a full field of lady racers the Ollinger Garage Door Foxy Lady class has become a track favorite. Jody Brady won for the second time this season. Jody bested a red-lighting Wendy Ulbrich who was a winner earlier in the season. Laurie Steffens was the lone semi-finalist. All the participants were thankfull for the class and thanked Kevin Ollinger. Clinton Iowa’s Adam Woods won the Quick Performance S/P class over Larry Christianson. Doug Yates and Jim Ulbrich were semi-finalists. Another Clinton racer Chavon Warner bested Mark Rosenbaum in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final.



Paige Carpenter celebrates Toys Done Right Junior Dragster win..
Paige Carpenter celebrates Toys Done Right Junior Dragster win.   

Greg Troeger and Kendall Keuter were semi-finalists. Lance Schroeder won the Delhi Lumber Sportsman class over a red-lighting Bruce Cox. Mike Freeman and Tim Kania were semi-finalists. Mike Lewis bested Brian Moody in the Thompson Truck and Trailer Trophy class final. John Ihm was the lone semi-finalist. In the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class it was another Clinton racer Paige Carpenter getting the win as Tucker Ladeburg turned on the red-light. Jasmine Moore and Daisy Begyn were the semi-finalists. Austin Begyn used a .005 r/t to get the best of Brock Azbill in the Novak Electric Junior Consi. Breice Begyn was the line semi-finalist. Austin Begyn used a dead-on the dial pass to better Paige Carpenter in the Novak Run-off. Carpenter was better at the green but ran under by .006 in the close loss. TSR would like to thank its series sponsors.


Seeley wins King of the Track

July 15th Earlville Iowa
Member Track Madness winner Matt Kohl with crew and family
Jason Seeley and friends celebrate King of the Track success.   

With the loss of Saturday’s event to rain, the Foxy Lady and King of the Track were contested on Sunday. With the top 4 in each class having a run-off for class champions it came down to Jim Hesseling Quick Perfromance S/P champ, Larry Christianson Pro Bike, Jason Seeley in Maxwell Transmission Pro and Valerie Steffens in the Delhi Lumber Sportsman class. In the run-off it was Larry Christianson over Jim Hesseling and Jason Seeley over Valerie Steffens. In the final it was Jason Seeley getting the win over Larry Christianson. Seeley won the King of the Track Wally and bragging rights for the rest of the season. Congratulations to all qualifiers and class champions. Also thanks to NHRA for the King of the Track program.

Member Track Madness winner Matt Kohl with crew and family
Wendy Ulbrich wins Ollinger Garage Door Foxy Lady class.   

. In an event full of classes we had some first time winners. Al Grimm last season’s S/P class points champ won the Wright-Way Trailers Quick 16 for his first win at Tri-State. The win came at the expense of Bob Wright who broke out. Bob was low qualifier with a 6.44 and held that as his dial until the final were he went under with a 6.43. Grimm bested a red-lighting Brad Thompson and Mike Chitty to reach Jim Hesseling. Grimm won with a nice lap to reach the final where Bob Wright awaited. Al Grimm was away first and best to turn on the win light. Kevin Haack won the Quick Performance S/P class over John Day in a close final. Doug Yates and Kevin Ollinger were semi-finalists. Brad Maxwell got his first win (@ TSR) in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final over Nick Merfeld in another close final. Mike Boyer was the lone semi-finalist. Lance Schroeder won the Delhi Lumber Sportsman class over last year’s champ Valerie Steffens. Ron Waline was the lone semi-finalist. David Berry won the Thompson Truck and Trailer Trophy class final over a broken Mitch Melchert couldn’t make the call. Valerie Steffens looks to run the table in High School class as she won again over Brock Azbill. Ryan Fangman and Maddie Notch were semi-finalists. Tom Krava got the win in the AIH Chrome Street Bike presented by Grady’s Graphics class final over Todd Tydrich. Bill Morris and Strad Dighton were semi-finalists. In the Gear-Driven Performance Open Bike class final it was Eric Arenson besting a red-lighting Jarron Christianson. Bill Gauley and Isaiah Keller were semi-finalists. In the Ollinger Garage Door Foxy Lady class it was Wendy Ulbrich getting the win over Ami Steel. Marcia Walker and Kari Ladeburg were semi-finalists. Zach Halverson singled to pick up his 4th win of the season by besting Paige Davis who couldn’t make the call in the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class final. Evan Begyn was the lone semi-finalist.

Member Track Madness winner Matt Kohl with crew and family
Zach Halverson and track EMT/Grand mother Rhonda Juran.    

. Points leaders met in the Novak Electric Junior Consi and it made for some close racing. Jasmine Moore bested Valerie Steffens in a close final. Austin Begyn was the lone semi-finalist. Jasmine Moore came back to face Zach Halverson in the Novak Run-off and red-lighted her chances away. TSR would like to thank its racers and crew for working through a tough day of racing. Also a special thanks goes out to our series sponsors.


NHRA’s Div. 5 National Open, Judi (Schuster) Meyer Memorial race

June 30 Earlville Ia.

Hot and humid conditions greeted racers on Saturday. After 2 qualifiers/time runs eliminations in all class’s eliminations started and ran smoothly until a cold front moved through. It felt great to have it cool off a bit but the density altitude changed 1500 ft. in 5 minutes someone told me. This made for some tough dialing conditions and many double break-out rounds were had. In the Midwest Class Racer/Heartland S/SS combo it was Alex Weise besting Chris Knudson in the final.

Member Track Madness winner Matt Kohl with crew and family
Alex Weise and crew celebrate Saturday’s MCR/Heartland Combo win.   

Jon Jamison was the lone semi-finalists. In the Saturday shoot-outs it was Craig Schultz winning the MWSCA S/C shoot-out over Jerry Hoss, Dale Evens bested Tom Carlson in the Hawkeye Weld S/G class, and Matt Kohl won NCSSA’s S/ST class shoot-out over Amy Jo Luberda. Other winners on the day were Tim Kania in the Delhi Lumber Sportsman class, and James Thompson Jr. in the Maxwell Transmission Pro, with Suzy Kania winning the Thompson Truck and Trailer Trophy class. Evan Begyn won the Novak Electric Junior Consi and Jazzy Moore won the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class and the Novak’s King of the Track run-off. As eliminations were winding down the eliminations were halted by rain and the Quick Performance S/P class was split at 5 cars and those drivers were Nathan Schroeder, Garrett Chitty, James Halverson, Kevin Ollinger and Jim Hesseling.

Member Track Madness winner Matt Kohl with crew and family
Chad LaMont won the MWSCA event as part of the NHRA Div. 5 National Open. Lamont celebrates with Travis Hilton and his father.   

July 1st

Much more tolerable weather greeted Sunday’s event. After 1 time run/qualifier eliminations started and ran smoothly all day. Randy Mans won the MCR/Heartland S/SS combo for the second time in as many years. Randy Mans bested Matt Lund in a close (little numbers) race. Alex Weise was the lone semi-finalist. Chad LaMont won the MWSCA S/C class over Dave Crawford in a double break-out round. Ben Baer and Don Leisdon were semi-finalists. Tom Carlson bested Keith Gilmore in the Hawkeye Weld S/G class final. Mark McMasters and Scott Udenberg were the semi-finalists. In the Holmes/Chitty S/ST final it was Scott LaRue getting the win as Matt Kohl fouled. Jeff Weets and Nick Vogelsang were the semi-finalists. Jim Hesseling took the points lead in the Quick Performance S/P class with the win over Serena Hopf.

Member Track Madness winner Matt Kohl with crew and family
Jim Hesseling and Steve Meyer celebrate Quick Performance S/P win. Win vaults Hesseling into points lead!!   

Ray Thompson and Doug Yates were semi-finalists. Clay Schlueter bested Jim Laughlin in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final. Mark Rosenbaum and James Thompson Jr. were the semi-finalists. Mark Rosenbohm won the Delhi Lumber Sportsman class final over Tim Kania. Kania red-lighted away his chances at the weekend double up. Ron Waline was the lone semi-finalist. Derek Maxwell won the Thompson Truck and Trailer Trophy class over Maddie Notch. Kyle Shepard was the lone semi-finalist. Twin brother and sister met in the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class final. Breice Begyn bested twin brother Austin who fouled. Max Kohl was the lone semi-finalist. Jasmine Moore won the Novak Electric Junior Consi over Austin Anthony. Daisy Begyn was the lone semi-finalist. Breice Begyn won the Novak’s King of the Track run-off over Jasmine Moore in another double break-out race.


King of the Track to contest July 14th

Quick Performance S/P

Jim Hesseling vs. Brad Thompson
Al Grimm vs. Garrett Chitty

Maxwell Transmission Pro

Jason Seeley vs. Rob Miller
James Thompson Jr. vs. Jason Azbill Jr.

Pro Bike

Dave Primrose vs. Larry Christianson

Delhi Lumber Sportsman

Valerie Steffens vs. Tim Kania
Travis Steffens vs. Mark Rosenbohm
We will probably run first round during the second time session, of course weather permitting.
Good Luck to all competitors.


Great news for Div. 5 sportsman racers.

NHRA Div. 5 was drawn for the wildcard spot in Sportsman at the National Championship run-off. What this means is the Race of Champions racer in Sportsman will have 2 chances at the California trip and the money that goes along with the win. Win the eliminator at the ET Final or win the Race of Champions on Saturday you will qualify for the California trip and the National Championship Run-off at Pomona Cal. at the World Finals event. Good luck to everyone involved.


Kohl wins Member Track Madness

June 16th Earlville Ia.
With the plan of doing the Member Track Madness Run-off at the end of eliminations, race crews and track crew worked together to get at all done. In the Quick Performance S/P class final it was Matt Kohl getting the win over Mike Fuller. Kohl had the r/t advantage and peddled to a win.

Member Track Madness winner Matt Kohl with crew and family
Member Track Madness winner Matt Kohl with crew and family   

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David Primrose and Kevin Haack were semi-finalists. Jason Azbill Jr. bested Terry Heller in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final. Jason was better at the green and ran dead-on 7 to his dial. Greg Troeger and Rob Miller were semi-finalists. In an all Bohm Squad final in the Delhi Lumber Sportsman class final it was father beating son. Mark Rosenbohm bested Justin Rosenbohm who fouled. In the Thompson Truck and Trailers Trophy class it was Kevin Keuter getting the win over Maddie Notch. Kevin was better at both ends for the win. Zach Halverson was sharp at the green and to the dial as he bested a tough field in the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class. Zach Bested Jasmine Moore in close final. Jasmine was .008 at the green and couldn’t run the number to give the win to Halverson. Valerie Steffens was the lone semi-finalist. Lyla Begyn won the Novak Electric Junior Consi over Alexis Halverson. Lyla was better at both ends and peddled to a win. Celia Perry was the lone semi-finalist. In the Novak’s King of the Track it was Zach Halverson getting the easy win as Lyla Begyn turned on the red-light.

June 17th Earlville Ia.

Last season’s series champ Bill Black bested a tough field in the Wright-Way Trailers Quick 16. Black got the easy win as Dave Walker fouled in his first Quick final. Brad Thompson and Kevin Haack were semi-finalists. Corey Johnson was the low qualifier with a 6.76 and received the 100$ low qualifier award. Jim Hesseling got the win in the Quick Performance S/P class final over first time finalist Scott Welsh. Hesseling was better at the green and turned on the win light. Steve Geiger was the lone semi-finalist. James Thompson Jr. put together a .012 package to dispatch Jace Deering in the Maxwell Transmission Pro final. Sabrina Neimann and Mike Freeman were semi-finalists. In another Bohm Squad final in the Delhi Lumber Sportsman class it was Andrew Quinn besting Mark Rosenbohm. Both drivers were .063 on the tree but Quinn had the dial and the win. Valerie Steffens was the lone semi-finalist. John Ihm got the win in the Thompson Truck and Trailer Trophy class as Kevin Keuter fouled. Valerie Steffens won High School making it 3 in a row. Valerie bested Maddie Notch in a double break-out race. Ryan Fangman and Brock Azbill were semi-finalists. In the Stowell It for Cancer benefit race it was Jason Azbill Jr. getting the win over Bill Gauley

Member Track Madness winner Matt Kohl with crew and family
Andrew Quinn and Mark Rosenbohm celebrate the Bohm Squad's weekend success!!!   

Dennis Begyn with Lyla and Jesse Begyn with Austin celebrate a great weekend.
Dennis Begyn with Lyla and Jesse Begyn with Austin celebrate a great weekend.    

Tom Krava and Scott Grady were semi-finalists. Jason Azbill Jr. then donated most of his winnings toward the benefit. Thanks Jason!!!! In the AIH Chrome Street Bike presented by Grady’s Graphics it was Brian Moody getting the win over Jarron Christianson. Moody had the tree and took the win. John Ihm was the lone semi-finalist. Stan Sleaver won the Gear-Driven Performance Open Bike class presented by Carlson Customs by by red-light by Damon Pulliam. Brain Moody was the lone semi-finalist, and about made both finals. In the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class final it was Austin Begyn getting the win over Brock Azbill. Austin had the tree and the win. Alexis Halverson was the lone semi-finalist. In the Novak Electric Junior Consi it was Jasmine Moore running dead-on the dial for the win over Lyla Begyn. Leah DeCook was the lone semi-finalist in her first weekend of racing. Congratulations Leah!!!!In Novak’s King of the Track Run-off it was Austin Begyn using a .008 r/t to get the win over Jasmine Moore. TSR would like to thank its series sponsors and NHRA for the Member Track Madness program.
Photo’s by Morgan Melchert at Starting Line Photagraphy
Bill Cassil


Many first time winners!!!

June 9th Earlville Iowa
Overnight rains delayed the start of Saturday’s races. Once we got going it was one time trial and go! The Valley View Farms sponsored NCSSA event was contested and Roger VanErsvelde moved first and never trailed against Jay Holmes. Rom Walk and Terry Miller were semi-finalists. The Ollinger Garage Door Foxy Lady eliminator was won by Jody Brady over a red-lighting Laurie Steffens. Brenda Waline and Ashley Ollinger were semi-finalists.
Jim Ulbrich parked his Camaro in the winner’s circle to celebrate his first Quick Performance S/P win of the season.
Jim Ulbrich parked his Camaro in the winner’s circle to celebrate his first Quick Performance S/P win of the season.   
Jim Ulbrich got his first win of the season in the Quick Performance S/P class. Jim bested the Lake Louie Brewery sponsored dragster of Kevin Haack in a close final. Bill Black was the lone semi-finalist. In the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final it was last year’s champ Jason Seeley besting a red-lighting Bill Cox. Sabrina Niemann was the lone semi-finalist. Both drivers ran dead-on the dial in the Delhi Lumber Sportsman class final. Tim Kania had the tree and never trailed as Travis Steffens left a little back at the start. Bruce Cox was the lone semi-finalist. Bill Gauley bested a red-lighting Kendall Keuter in the Thompson Truck and Trailers Trophy class. Shannon Duggan was the lone semi-finalist. Zach Halverson got the Toys Done Right win and the Novak’s King of the Track Run-off. This was Zach’s second win on the season.
Zach Halverson got the Toys Done Right win and the Novak’s King of the Track Run-off. This was Zach’s second win on the season.   
Zach Halverson bested last year’s champ Valerie Steffens in a close final in the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class. Both drivers were green but Valerie ran under staying in front. Maddie Ladeburg was the lone semi-finalist. In the Novak Electric Junior Consi it was Max Kohl getting the win over Brock Azbill in another close final. Matthias Kohl was the lone semi-finalist. In the Novak’s King of the Track it was Zach Halverson getting a hole-shot win over Max Kohl. TSR would like to thank its competitors for their efforts in getting the races done.

June 10th Earlville Iowa

The second running of the Valley View Farms NCSSA S/ST class was won by Scott LaRue. Larue bested a red-lighting Jay Holmes. Holmes was in his second final of the weekend. Jerry Jones was the lone semi-finalist. Jim Hesseling bested Stephen Geiger in the Quick Performance S/P class final. Jim was better at the green and both racers were under the dial. Brad Thompson was the lone semi-finalist. Jason Azbill Jr. got his first win of the season in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class over a red-lighting Nathan Schroeder. Bill Cox was the lone semi-finalist. In the battle of the champions in the Delhi Lumber Sportsman class Valerie Steffens got the win over Justin Rosenbohm in a close final. Andrew Quinn was the lone semi-finalist. Blake Boeke won the Thompson Truck and Trailers Trophy class over Johm Ihm. Angie Carlo was the lone semi-finalist. Damon Pulliam bested a red-lighting Brian Moody in the AIH Chrome Street Bike class presented by Grady’s Graphics. Jarron Christianson and Bill Morris were semi-finalists.
Valerie Steffens got the win in High School and Delhi Lumber Sportsman. This was her second win in Sportsman this season.
Valerie Steffens got the win in High School and Delhi Lumber Sportsman.
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In the Gear-Driven Performance Open Bike class presented by Carlson Customs it was Pat Finder shifting his way to the victory over double finalist Damon Pulliam. Finder had the tree and Pulliam ran under trying to get in front. Brian Moody and Todd Tydrich were semi-finalists. Levi Mulholland got the win in the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class final over Allie Ulbrich. Both drivers had great reaction to green but Levi ran dead-on with a 1 for the win. Daisy Begyn was the lone semi-finalist. Brandon White won the Novak Electric Junior Consi over Maddie Ladeburg. Zach Halverson was the lone semi-finalist. In the Novak’s King of the Track it was Levi Mulholland putting together a .026 package to get the win over a break-out run by Brandon White. TSR would like to thank its series sponsors and racers for competing.
Bill Cassil
Photo’s by Morgan Melchert


May 26-27, 2018  -  Haack wins Quick 16, Steffens doubles up!!!

May 26th Earlville Iowa

The Heartland and Midwest Class Racers were in the house for a 2 day S/SS Combo. High heat and humidity greeted all racers who braved the for-casted hot weekend. Mike Cotton bested a tough field of 66 racers. In the final it was Cotton and Eric Pearson for the money. Cotton was better at the green and at the stripe. Brad Van Lant was the lone semi-finalists. John Davis Jr. got the win in the Quick Performance S/P final over Nathan Schroeder. Tony Frazier was the lone semi-finalist. In the Maxwell Transmission Pro final it was Garrett Chitty getting the win over a red-lighting Jim Wolff. Brad Maxwell was the lone semi-finalist. Valerie Steffens bested Lance Schroeder in the Delhi Lumber Sportsman final. Mark and Justin Rosenbohm were semi-finalists. Bobby Bode was the big winner in the Summit Racing Equipment sponsored Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class. Bode bested Zach Halverson in a close final. Tucker Ladeburg and Eleanor Lindberg were semi-finalists. Bobby Bode the won the Novak’s King of the Track over Novak Electric Junior consi winner Levi Mulholland. Levi had won the Novak Electric consi over Breice Begyn. Austin Begyn and Kaleb Westendorf were semi-finalists. The Summit Junior Dragster Challenge presented by Summit was a big hit with the kids. They like racing for Wally’s. TSR would like to thank the NHRA for the Box Programs as well as our series sponsors.

May 27th Earlville Iowa

Sunday brought more heat and humidity for the racers and crews to contend with. In the Heartland/MCR S/SS combo it was Matt Lund getting the win over Kevin Leinart. Lund was better at both ends of the final. Paul Lindberg and Tim Dyer were semi-finalists. In the first running of our 6 race series called Wright-Way Trailers Quick 16. Bradley Green was the low qualifier with a 6.57. The eliminator was tough all the way through. Kevin Haack parked his Lake Louie Brewery sponsored dragster in the winner’s circle. Haack bested Rick Bowman in a close final. Tony Frazier and Mike Chitty were semi-finalists. Ben Haugen bested Dan Boger in the Quick Performance S/P class final. Haugen put together a .017 pack in the final. James Halverson and Tony Robertson were semi-finalists. Dustin Wells won the Maxwell Transmission Pro final over a red-lighting Jeremy Youngblood. Paul Steward and James Thompson Jr. were semi-finalists. Valerie Steffens completed a double win weekend with the Delhi Lumber class win over Mark Rosenbohm. Justin Rosenbohm was the lone semi-finalist. Zach Halverson had been denied the Wally the day before but not today. Zach bested last year’s points champ Valerie Steffens for the win. Bobby Bode was the lone semi-finalist. Aiva Moore won the Novak Electric Junior consi over Austin Begyn. Eleanor Lindberg was the lone semi-finalist. Thanks to all that weathered the weather with us.

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Feb 18, 2018  -  2018 Tech Reminders

·         Chassis certifications are good for 3 years

·         Driver restraints (seat belts) are good for 2 years from the punched date

·         Transmission /Bellhousing are on a 5-year certification

·         Chassis certification day is April 21 and will start out at Wright-Way Trailers in Hiawatha and finish the day at Tri-State Raceway. Call 563-923-3724 for an appointment time.

More announcements to follow, watch the news page for 2018 updates!!!!


Feb 5, 2018  -  2018 Schedule Announced

We have just released our Event Schedule for 2018.  Go to the Schedule page or CLICK HERE for a printable version.