JASON ERICKSON

Eventual winner Jason Erickson (94) battles Dylan Schuyler (33) in Saturday’s Late Model feature at Jefferson Speedway.

CAMBRIDGE — On a beautiful Saturday evening in Southern Wisconsin, the roar of race engines filled the air as Jefferson Speedway kicked off the 2019 season. The season opener presented by Serenity Concepts marked the beginning of another year of intense racing action.

When the dust settled, Jason Erickson parked his new machine in victory lane following a very entertaining 50-lap Late Model main event. The win ended a drought for the Yelk Motorsports team, which has lasted since 2016. But a return to the form that led to four track championships appeared to aid the Fort Atkinson pilot as he sliced his way toward the front of the field on the way to the victory.

Fort Atkinson’s Tyler Deporter made a late race pass to net the lead of the 30 lap Sportsman feature event on his way to victory lane with the win.

Multi-time International track champion Mark English, of Edgerton, picked up another feature win after claiming the 20-lap affair

Whitewater’s Lucas Buckingham led every lap of the 25-lap Hobby Stock feature event to score the win.

Dillon Schwanbeck of Poynette picked up his first feature win at Wisconsin’s Action Track after claiming the 25-lap Legends feature event.

The 20-lap Bandolero feature event ended with defending champion, Jevin Guralski of Wausau sitting in victory lane.

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This Saturday, May 11, is a full program of racing presented by Papa Murphy’s Pizza. Time trials begin at 5 p.m. with racing at 7.

Jefferson Speedway is located halfway between Jefferson and Cambridge on Hwy 18.

Editor’s Note: A full story appears online.

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