LUXEMBURG SPEEDWAY HONORS 2010 TRACK CHAMPIONS
(Denmark, WI) January 29– More than 300 drivers, track officials and race fans converged on Pott’s Beverly Gardens Saturday as the 2010 Luxemburg Speedway champions were crowned at the annual awards banquet.
Leading the way in the IMCA modifieds was Jared Siefert of Green Bay, who captured the crown by a four point edge over De Pere’s Jay Matthias. A total of 52 different modified drivers raced in weekly events at the track. Siefert will defend his crown in 2011.
Union’s Troy Muench survived a season long dogfight with Casco’s Matt Junio with a three point edge making the difference in Muench’s first ever stock car crown. 63 different drivers mixed it up at Luxemburg in the class dubbed “too tough to tame.”
Green Bay’s Troy “General Jed” Jerovetz put a stomping on the IMCA northern sportmod field, whooping Oconto Falls Eric “Chummy” Arneson by 44 points in securing the track championship. 61 different drivers in the division competed, in the area’s fastest growing class.
Hometown driver Chad Kaminski battled Luxemburg’s Marcus Moede right down to the wire, beating him out by two slim points to win the IMCA hobby stock crown. That division’s title is wide open in 2011, as Kaminski will wheel an IMCA northern sportmod. 33 different IMCA hobby stock drivers competed, the highest total ever in the division’s seven year run at the third-mile, clay oval.
Abram’s Jessi Ness, a third-generation driver made Luxemburg Speedway history as becoming the first ever woman to capture a track championship. Ness, driving her familiar “Pink Panther # 7, beat out Oconto’s RJ Liegois Jr. by seven points to collect the sport four track championship. The sport four title will be open this year as well, as Ness will run an IMCA northern sportmod. 50 different drivers competed in the class.
Arneson was awarded the “Mark Reinhard Memorial sportsmanship award” for his great sportsmanship and willingness to help his fellow drivers. Reinhard’s widow Jodi presented the award to Arneson.
Rookie of the years in the respective divisions were Steven Stewart, Oconto (IMCA stock car), Scott Boulanger, Luxemburg (IMCA northern sportmod), Shawn Besson, Green Bay (IMCA hobby stock) and Josh Mroczkowski, Krakow (sport fours).
Luxemburg Speedway will open it’s doors for the 2011 season on Friday night, April 22 at 7 p.m. An open practice session will take place Friday night, April 15 for cars in any division. The Luxemburg Speedway car show will take place at East Town Mall in Green Bay Sunday, April 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information contact Rick Goral at (920) 660 8095. Luxemburg Speedway is located 15 minutes east of Green Bay off highway 54 at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds. The track’s website is luxemburgspeedway.com.