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........Racing Results From 2004........

Racing Results ...The 2004 Season


May 14th Butler County Gotra Results from the BCS Website

Bob Harm won the first of three heat races in the GOTRA division. Jesse Orlowski was second, Jeremy 
Orlowski third and Richard Ferguson fourth. Dan Titus won the second heat race with Jim Mills second, Doug 
Johnson third and Bob Schalk fourth. Ron Stohlmann won the final Heat race as Doug Wilkening took second, 
JJ Fritz third and Howard Sheets fourth. 

Doug Wilkening won the GOTRA Trophy Dash win Dan Titus second, Jim Mills third and Ron Stohlmann 

Howard Sheets won the GOTRA A features as Johnny Orlowski III came in second, Carroll Behlen third and 
Doug Wilkening fourth.

Some of the GOTRA family in '99

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The 2003 Season 

Sunday, April 27- US 30 Speedway,  Feature won by #9 Rich Anderson

Saturday, May 3th, NE Raceway Park, Greenwood, Ne. Feature results: 1st- #3 Roger Ruwe  2nd- #29 KEN GANSKOW 3rd- #21 J.J. FRITZ 4th- #9 RICH ANDERSON 5th- #37 RON STOHLMAN

Sunday, May 11- US 30 Speedway, Race 6:30pm, Columbus, Ne., Pits open at 5:00 pm, hot laps at 5:30pm, races start at 6:30pm. RAINED OUT

Friday, May 16- Butler County Speedway, Rising City, Ne. 1/3 mile dirt, Gates open at 6:00 pm, hot laps at 7:15 pm, racing at 8:00. 

Friday, June 6- The Speed Bowl, Red Cloud, Ne.. Results: 1. Rich Anderson, 2. Bob Schalk, 3. John Orlowski III.

Sunday, June 15- US 30 Speedway,  Columbus, Ne.,  Results: Doug Wilkening Clean Sweep! 

Wednesday, June 18- Buena Vista Raceway, Alta, Ia. Feature won by #9 Rich Anderson

Saturday, June 21-  Blackbird Bend Speedway, Onawa, Ia.  Graffitti Night Races. RAINED OUT!

Friday, July 4,  Boone County Raceway,  Albion, Ne.

Friday-Sunday, July 11-13, HOTROD OPEN Montevideo, Mn.

Friday, July 18- Butler County Speedway, Rising City, Ne.   A Feature results: #9 Rich Anderson, #21 J.J. Fritz, #us92 Johnny Orlowski, III, #33 Larry Aldrich, #55 Carroll Behlen



The 2002 Season 


May 4th,2002.. Nebraska Raceway Park was the opener for GOTRA. 22 GOTRA cars joined the 23 World of Outlaw sprint cars for a night of open wheeled racing. Legend cars were on hand as well. The GOTRA feature was won by Roger Ruwe in the #3 car. Rich Anderson in the #9 was 2nd. Steve Delevan in the 12 car was 3rd. Howard Sheets 17 car was 4th and John Orlowski Jr. drove the 1 car to a 5th place finish. It was a green to checker non-stop race night with no restarts. Top ten finishers: 1) 3 Roger Ruwe 2) 9 Rich Anderson 3) 12 Steve Delevan 4) 17 Howard Sheets 5) 1 John Orlowski Jr. 6) 33 Larry Aldrich 7) k2 Michael Lee Thomas 8) 37 Ron Stohlman 9) v8 Doug Wilkening 10) 30 Dan Titus

May 12th, US30 Speedway, Columbus, Nebraska. Rained out.


May 17th, Butler County Raceway, Rising City, Nebraska. 22 cars made it to the track.  GOTRA had 3 heats, a trophy dash and 2 feature races. Steve Delevan had his way all night, winning his heat, trophy dash and the feature. Top ten finishers: 1) 12 Steve Delavan 2) 17 Howard Sheets 3) 6 J.R. Strong 4) 55 Carroll Behlen 5) 21 J.J. Fritz 6) 11 John Busche 7) 31 John Ferguson 8) 66s Bob Schalk 9) 81 Richard Ferguson 10) 48 Kerry Stohlmann

May 18th,2002.. Nebraska Raceway Park . NRP likes us so much that they squeezed us in again.  14 GOTRA cars joined 360  sprint cars for a night of open wheeled racing. Legend cars were on hand as well. The GOTRA feature was won by  Howard Sheets 17 who also won the trophy dash.   Top ten finishers: 1) 17 Howard Sheets 2) 12 Steve Delavan 3) 6 J.R. Strong 4) 66s Bob Schalk 5) 48 Kerry Stohlmann 6) 31 John Ferguson 7) 11 John Busche 8) 55 Carroll Behlen 9) 81 Richard Ferguson 10) k2 Michael Lee Thomas.

May 24th, Eagle Raceway, Lincoln Nebraska. Rained out.

May 26th, US30 Speedway, Columbus, Ne, 23 cars made the show but the races were stopped after the GOTRA "B" feature when mother nature sent another storm our way.

June 16th, US30 Speedway, finally a full night of racing in Columbus. 20 cars made for a good night of vintage racing.  John Orlowski Jr., car #1, won the Trophy Dash.

June 20th, Buena Vista Raceway, Alta, Iowa, Bob Schalk in 66S won the trophy dash which featured a rollover by Bob French.  Bob has joined the GOTRA rollover club!  The "A" feature was rained out.

June 21, Speed Bowl, Red Cloud, Ne., 12 cars made the haul.  Ron Stohlman won the trophy dash.

July 4th, Boone County Raceway, Albion, 14 cars made the show.  Rich Anderson in the #9 car won the trophy dash.

July 5th, Butler County Speedway, 20 cars put on a good night of racing.  J.R. Strong (9) won the trophy dash.  Bill Harm in the 7H, (the old Garfield car) joined the rollover club.  He got up on the berm in 3-4 and that'll do it!  I think that's the same spot Doug Wilkening put his model "A" on it's lid a year or two ago.


Racing Results ...The 2001 Season 


May 27th, US30 Speedway, Columbus, Nebraska. 22 cars made it to the track for the first race of 2001. GOTRA had 3 heats, a trophy dash and 2 feature races. Tony Orender driving the #32 car of Denny Taylor won the trophy dash. I didn't get the 'B' feature results. The 'A' feature appeared to be wrapped up by Steve Delevan ubtil he went too high in the corner and gave Roger Ruwe in the #3 car the opportunity he needed to shoot into first. Roger never looked back. Guy Sheffler in the #69 car finished second. Aside from one nerf bar getting ripped off a car, it was a damage free evening. All in all, a good night of racing.

June 17th at Columbus, Ne. saw 20 cars show up at US30 Speedway.  John ferguson won his heat and Steve Delevan won the trophy dash.  way to go guys!  More results when I get 'em.

The June 20 race at Butler County Speedway, Rising City, Ne. was rained out.  Mother nature was in a bad mood.

June 22nd, Butler County Speedway, Rising City, Ne. , 19 cars made the trip for another eventful night of racing action.  The trophy dash was won by Roger Ruwe #3.  The feature was also won by Roger, with Carroll Behlen #55 second, Tony Scheffler #21 and Dan Franks #00 nearly a dead heat for third.  The Denny Taylor car, #32 lofted the right front wheel into space between turns 1 and 2 in his heat.  Steve Delevan #12 tore up his left front in the feature.  Otherwise we were largely unscathed. 

July 3rd, GOTRA raced at Buena Vista Speedway in Alta, Iowa.  14 cars attended despite a very long tow for most.  #37 Ron Stohlman and #3, Roger Ruwe were heat winners.  THe "A" feature, and a very nice trophy were one by Rich Anderson #9.  Bob French #5, led all but the final lap of the 15 lap race and finished second for the 3rd year in a row!! Larry Aldrich #33 finished third.  John Ferguson joined the rollover club when his #31 Model "A" sedan rolled in turn 1 of his heat. John will begin building a new one.  Again, we don't parade these cars folks!!

July 4th, we put on an all GOTRA show at Avoca, Iowa.  The racing was very close on this small 1/4 mile track.  Dan Franks #00 and Rich Anderson were heat winners, the third I don't have results for.  The "A" feature was won by Dennis HundleyIII in car #111 in a flathead powered coupe.  Rich Anderson #9 nearly nipped Dennis at the flag and came in 2nd.  Larry Aldrich #33 was third.

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