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Mullen Masters Luxemburg IMCA Modified Feature!

Posted under Race Reports on June 4th, 2004

By Joe Verdegan

June 4, 2004; Luxemburg, WI. – Defending track champion Brian Mullen of Seymour grabbed the lead on lap three and carefully threaded his way through lapped cars to score the caution free, 25 lap IMCA modified feature win at Luxemburg Speedway Friday night.

Kewaunee’s Shawn Kilgore scored a clean sweep for the second straight week, passing Mike Franzke for the lead on a lap one restart and holding off Travis Van Straten to collect the 22 lap IMCA stock car feature of the season. Algoma’s Ed Anschutz matched Kilgore’s feats by sweeping action in the IMCA hobby stock division.

A season high 137 cars signed in to do battle. The field included 38 IMCA modifieds, 37 IMCA stock cars, 17 IMCA hobby stocks, 33 street stocks and 15 sport fours.

Mullen wrestled the lead away from Jeremy Jacobs on lap three and quickly whisked away from the field, encountering lapped traffic at lap 10. RM Van Pay, starting sixth on the field, sifted his way through traffic into second by lap 12. Despite Mullen’s heavy traffic the former champ was able to keep Van Pay and company at bay to collect his first win of the season. Van Pay settled for second, followed by Eric Van Iten, Benji LaCrosse and Jacobs.

The IMCA stock car main was only one lap old when Kyle Frederick and Troy DeGrave tangled in turn four, drawing a yellow. Kilgore shot underneath Franzke for the lead on the restart and quickly built up a full straightaway lead. Van Straten, who started 12th in the field, sliced his way through the pack, taking second away from Charlie Kroll on lap 10.

Van Straten whittled away at Kilgore’s lead, catching and passing him on lap 17. Kilgore repassed Van Straten one lap later and never looked back, scoring the win. Van Straten, Frederick, Dave Bouche and Greg Gretz rounded out the top five finishers.

Fish Creek’s Scott Reinhardt led every lap en route to a caution free, 20 lap street stock feature win. Hometown driver Fred Davister broke through traffic at the race’s midpoint but was able to muster a second place finish at the checkers. Rick Naparella, Mike Pierrard and Von Echenson rounded out the top five finishers.

Anschutz fought off Keith Kickbush in the closing laps to capture his first 15 lap IMCA hobby stock feature of the season. Anschutz also won his heat, scoring the clean sweep. Kickbush settled for second, followed by Tony Schlei, Evan Madden and Tom Brumlic.

Luxemburg’s Tyler Smith edged Bonduel’s Greg Banker at the line for the 15 lap sport four feature. Banker, Damon Scott, DJ Jorgenson and Todd Welsing placed second through fifth, respectively.

Action was halted during the second IMCA stock car heat when Dave Hoerning barrel-rolled his racer on the frontstretch after colliding with George Gerbers. Hoerning was shaken but otherwise all right.

.Next Friday June 11, Seubert Calf Ranches will host the third annual “Battle of The ‘Burg III” for dirt late models. A $1,750 top prize awaits the winner of the event, which will be run with the Wisconsin Dirt Late Model Association (WDLMA) sanctioning. A full program of IMCA modifieds, stock cars and hobby stocks will also be run.

For more information call 920 863 8446. The track phone number is 920 845 2300. The track’s website is www.luxemburgspeedway.com.

RACE SUMMARY

25 lap IMCA modified feature – Brian Mullen, Seymour; RM Van Pay, Green Bay; Eric Van Iten, Green Bay; Benji LaCrosse, Luxemburg; Jeremy Jacobs, Algoma; Todd Dart, Algoma

12 lap semi features – 1st) Rick Mott, Larabee; Dave Zeitler, Luxemburg; Mike Cole, Baileys Harbor; Chris Derenne, Luxemburg 2nd) James Tebon, Algoma; Sean Jerovetz, Suamico; Tim Van De Hei, Green Bay; Mike Klenz, Sobieski

10 lap heats 1) Jay Matthias, Luxemburg; Jared Siefert, Green Bay 2) Jacobs; Randy Back, Green Bay 3) Doug Maurer, De Pere; Dart 4) LaCrosse; Scott Boyea, Abrams

22 lap IMCA stock car feature – Shawn Kilgore, Kewaunee; Travis Van Straten, Hortonville; Kyle Frederick, Gillett; Dave Bouche, Algoma; Greg Gretz, Kewaunee; Craig Paque, Algoma

12 lap semi features – 1) Bouche; Paque; Laurel Ettien, Luxemburg; Brandon Mindak, Casco 2) George Gerbers, Little Suamico; Chris Van Iten, Green Bay; Mike Weitor, Green Bay; Gary Reinhardt, Fish Creek

10 lap heats 1) Mike Franzke, Appleton; Corey Suchoski, Luxemburg 2) Frederick; Dave Davister, Luxemburg 3) Kilgore; Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski 4) Brian Bruechert, Kewaunee; Jason Czarapata, Pulaski

20 lap street stock feature – Scott Reinhardt, Fish Creek; Fred Davister, Luxemburg; Rick Naparella, Pulaski; Mike Pierrard, Green Bay; Von Echenson, Forestville; Darren Otto, Pulaski

10 lap semi-features – 1) Brian Ambrosius, Pulaski; Dave Drawenek, Kaukauna; Mike Rauchle, Oshkosh; Faron Beilke, Oneida 2) Jerry Kope, Oshkosh; Kevin Jandrin, Forestville; James Anderson, Sturgeon Bay; Jimmy Williams, Oshkosh

10 lap heats 1) Echenson; Otto 2) Reinhardt; Aaron Thornton, Sturgeon Bay 3) Pierrard; Todd Polster, Sturgeon Bay

15 lap IMCA hobby stock feature – Ed Anschutz, Algoma; Keith Kickbush, Kewaunee; Tony Schlei, Zion, IL; Evan Madden, Algoma; Tom Brumlic, Denmark; Dave DeGrave, Luxemburg

10 lap heats 1) Dave Lane, Green Bay; Dave Serrahn, Algoma 2) Anschutz; Marcus Moede, Casco

15 lap sport four feature – Tyler Smith, Luxemburg; Greg Banker, Bonduel; Damon Scott, Appleton; DJ Jorgenson, Freedom; Todd Welsing, Denmark; Greg Gawrlynski, Green Bay

8 lap heat 1) Banker; Kenny Malcore, Algoma

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