Cottew Motorsports Race Report

Lake Geneva, WI, March 18-20, 2016

The final rounds 15 and 16 were held March 18-20, 2016, at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, WI.

The Grand Geneva Resort has a great facility, and the track was awesome.  Temperatures in the 40’s  made great conditions for all the fans that turned out for a 3 day event of great racing!!

The hard work that our mechanics, Corey Verdoljak, Keith Musolf , Jesse Thelen and Jeff Torgerson put in this entire season is something we are grateful for!!  These guys are up early and stay late to make sure our racers’ sleds are ready to rip!

On Saturday, James went 5-7 in both rounds and 2nd in the LCQ, finishing the pro lite final in 11th.  On Sunday James went 8-3 in his rounds and finished 5th in the LCQ and 9th in the final.  This was his first weekend back racing since his injury, and we are happy that he was able to make both finals.

Cole went 1-8 in his rounds on Saturday, winning his LCQ and finishing 12th in the final.  On Sunday, he went 7-6 and won the LCQ again, and finished 8th in the final.  Capturing a lot of speed on that track in Lake Geneva, but having some offs.  We love that he never gave up and raced to make up as much ground as he could.   This was a huge learning year for Cole as he made the move to pro lite.  We are happy that he was able to finish the season 7th in points overall.  We can’t wait to see what next year will bring for him!

Mitchell Thelen had a great weekend, going 1-4 on Saturday and finishing the sport final in 5th place.  On Sunday, Mitchell went 2-1 and finished the final in 5th place again!  Stepping up to the sport class is not easy.  Mitchell has continued to learn and improve this year and we can’t wait to see what next year will bring for him!

Cottew Motorsports would also like to thank Polaris, FXR, Hayford Ford, Schwieters Exteriors, JL Schwieters Construction, Bid 2 Buy, Amsoil, Fox, Woody’s, Hanco Utilities, and Alaskan Adventures.  We could not do this without our sponsors!  Looking forward to a little bit of rest, and then preparing for the 2016-2017 race season!!

Heat 1 Heat 2 LCQ Final
Round 14 Results:
James Johnstad 5 7 2 11
Cole Cottew 1 8 1 12
Mitchell Thelen 1 4          5
Round 15 Results:
James Johnstad 8 3 5 9
Cole Cottew 7 6 1 8
Mitchell Thelen 2 1   5