Action Heats up at the (Ice)Burg!
Posted under Race Reports on April 29th, 2005
By Scott Owen
April 29, 2005; Luxemburg, WI. – Opening night at the Luxemburg Speedway was highlighted by some awesome on track action. The chilly crowd was thrilled by an IMCA modified duel between Jared Siefert and Benji LaCrosse.
Todd Dart use his front row starting position to grab the lead at the start. Both Siefert and LaCrosse started in the middle of the field. Siefert used the outside line and LaCrosse used the inside line to get to the front of the pack. As the laps wound down the two drivers were working lapped traffic and swapping the lead back and forth. Siefert eventually came out on top as the checkered flag flew. LaCrosse finished a close second with Dart, Mike Klenz, and Eddie Muenster rounding out the top five.
In IMCA stock car action Rod Snellenberger had some luck on his side as he drew for the pole position. Snellenberger was followed closely by Jason Czarapata the entire race. Many times Czarapata took a look to the inside of Snellenberger, but Snellenberger closed the door every time. At the end it was Snellenberger leading wire to wire. Czarapata took second, Dave Bouche had strong run to get third, Kyle Frederick was fourth, and Jeremy Christians was fifth. After the feature Shawn Kilgore pulled into the claim area and purchased Snellenbergers’ engine.
The IMCA hobby stock feature was led early on by former ice racer Jesse Kanas. Kanas was constantly being pestered by Tony Schlei. With only a handfull of laps left Schlei was able to complete the pass for the lead. At the end it was Schlei first, Dan Davister second, Kanas third, and Kieth Kickbusch fourth.
The final feature of the night proved to be very exciting also. The sport four compact feature was dominated early by Greg Banker. Mark Rose started deep in the field but worked his way up to the top spot as the white flag flew. Banker battled back in turn number one, and the two cars made contact. Tyler Smith, who got engaged at intermission, was running third at the time and had to slow down for the contact. Tim Jorgenson used the outside line to pass all three cars and take the lead in turn two. Jorgenson started dead last in starting grid but was able to hold on for the win followed by Smith, Tim Peer, Kraig Koehler, and Mark Rose.
The lady four division made its debut with Amanda Johnson picking up the win. Sue Cherney, Rachelle Junio, and Allison Wrobel rounded out the four car field.
Action will continue next friday at seven o’clock with the street stocks replacing the lady fours in the racing program.
Feature: 1,Jared Siefert, Green Bay; 2, Benji LaCrosse, Luxemburg; 3,Todd Dart, Algoma; 4,Mike Klenz, Sobieski; 5,Eddie Muenster,Green Bay.
Consaltion winners: 1,Doug Maurer,DePere; 2,Nick Anvelink,Navarino.
Heat winners: 1,LaCrosse; 2,Mike Wedelstadt,Fremont; 3,Danny Deau,Little Suamico; 4,Dart.
IMCA stock car
Feature: 1,Rod Snellenberger,Pulaski; 2,Jason Czarapata, Pulaski; 3,Dave Bouche,Algoma.
Consolation winners: 1,Chris VanIten,Luxemburg; 2,Matt Junio,Casco.
Heat winners: 1,Jeremy Christions,Horicon; 2,Czarapata; 3,Charlie Kroll,Forestville; 4,Derrick Bruechert,Kewaunee.
IMCA hobby stock
Feature: 1,Tony Schlei,Zion ILL; 2,Dan Davister,Luxemburg; 3,Jesse Kanas,Lomra.
Heat winner: 1,Jeff Lautenbach,Sturgeon Bay; 2,Kieth Kickbusch,Kewaunee.
Sport compact fours
Feature: 1,Tim Jorgenson,DePere; 2,Tyler Smith,Luxemburg; 3,Tim Peer,Green Bay.
Heat winners: 1,Bruce Sand; 2,Greg Banker,Bonduel.
Feature: 1,Amanda Johnson,Seymour; 2,Sue Cherney; 3,Rachelle Junio.