(Luxemburg, WI) – Defending IMCA national northern sportmod champion Luke Wanninger of Jefferson, Iowa has filed an entry for the two day, Badger State Showdown presented by CZ’s Bushville Lanes and Pro Label Thursday June 25 and Friday June 26 at Luxemburg Speedway.

Wanninger, a 21-year-old college student at Iowa State University, won track championships in 2008 at Marshalltown, Alta and Harlan (Iowa) Speedways en route the the title, winning 25 features in the process. “I actually tied with Tim (Jorgenson) in points, but I had more feature wins and that was the tiebreaker,” said Wanninger.

Wanninger won the national crown in his rookie year. In 2007 he won the IMCA hobby stock national crown. This year, it’s a different story. “I can’t chase the national points because of my job commitments,” said Wanninger, who is serving an internship with Renewable Energy Group, one of the largest recycling firms in the country. “My racing this year is limited to Marshalltown and Alta.”

Wanninger met fellow sportmod competitor Troy Jerovetz of Green Bay while competing against him down at the Frostbuster race at Marshalltown in the Spring. “Troy and I both run ’09 Harris chassis so we struck up a friendship of sorts,” said Wanninger. “We share some setup information and such. He told me about the Luxemburg race. I’ve heard it’s great competition and I’m looking forward to it.”

The northern sportmod feature will pay $600-to-win the modified feature Friday night. The two day event will feature full programs of racing both nights.

The annual event boasts the largest paying IMCA sanctioned event in Wisconsin history. In addition to the sportmod class, IMCA sanctioned modifieds, stock cars and hobby stocks will also compete in a full program both nights.

For more information call 920 863 8446. The track’s website is Luxemburg Speedway is located 15 minutes east of Green Bay off highway 54 at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds.

Posted under News on June 17th, 2009