Brian Mullen Scores Second Straight Luxemburg Mod Main!
By Joe Verdegan
June 17, 2005; Luxemburg, WI. – Seymour’s Brian Mullen took the lead on a lap eleven restart and won his second straight 25 lap IMCA modified feature at Luxemburg Speedway Friday night.
A total of 122 cars signed in, including 40 IMCA modifieds.
18-year-old rookie Dave Werbelow from Shawano swapped the lead with Dean Maurer in the first 11 laps of the race. An Eddie Muenster spin on lap 11 tightened the field, at which time Mullen had already advanced from his seventh starting spot up to second.
On the restart Mullen ducked underneath Werbelow to take the lead. Mullen survived a pair of late race caution flags to capture the win. Tim Van De Hei, Todd Dart, Benji LaCrosse and Randy LeMieux Jr. placed second through fifth, respectively.
Kewaunee’s Shawn Kilgore survived a late race caution to capture the 22 lap IMCA stock car feature.
Corey Suchoski and Bernie Reinhardt traded the lead for the first several laps of the contest, with Suchoski taking the lead on lap six. Brian Bruechert and Shawn Kilgore scooted past the field using the outside lines, advancing to first and third, respectively when the caution flew. A lap 13 yellow flew when Josh Massart and Eugene Gregorich tangled in turn four.
When racing resumed Kilgore bolted into second and the pair ran door-to-door for the next several laps. A Corey Suchoski spin on lap 19 set up a three lap dash to the finish, with Kilgore holding on for the win. Placing second through fifth were Charlie Kroll, who nipped Bruechert at the line for third. Jeff Vlies and Jamie Colwell rounded out the top five finishers.
Casco’s Derek Moede led wire-to-wire, leading every lap en route to capturing his first 15 lap IMCA hobby stock feature win of the season.
The contest went caution free. Moede held off a fast closing Tony Schlei in the final laps of the contest for the win. Schlei, Jesse Kanas, Ed Anschutz and Tom Brumlic rounded out the top five finishers.
Dan Dippel of Plymouth captured the caution free 14 lap limited late model feature while Shawano’s Hollie Welch captured her first 10 lap Lady 4 feature.
Bonduel’s Greg Banker won the 15 lap sport four feature.
. Next Thursday night, June 23 the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) will make it’s annual appearance at the track for a $2,000-to-win, 40 lap feature. IMCA style stock cars and hobby stocks along with 141 Speedway hobbys will run without the sanction that evening.
The following night June 24 there will be no racing. Weekly Friday night racing will resume Friday, July 1 with the US Concrete Construction/Peters Concrete IMCA stock car special. A $750 top prize is on the line in the IMCA stock car feature. The track’s regular divisions will also be in action. A huge fireworks display is also on tap. For more information call 920 863 8446. The track phone number is 920 845 2300. The track’s website is www.luxemburgspeedway.com.
25 lap IMCA modified feature – Brian Mullen, Seymour; Tim Van De Hei, De Pere; Todd Dart, Algoma; Benji LaCrosse, Luxemburg; Randy LeMieux Jr., Sturgeon Bay; Scott Mullen, Seymour
12 lap semi features – 1st) RM Van Pay, Green Bay; Jeremy Jacobs, Kewaunee; Chris Derenne, Luxemburg 2nd) LaCrosse; Scott Mullen; Sean Jerovetz, Little Suamico
10 lap heats 1) Van De Hei; Jay Matthias, De Pere 2) Dean Maurer, De Pere; Randy LeMieux Jr. 3) Art Siefert, Green Bay; Brian Mullen 4) Eddie Muenster, Green Bay; Dart
14 lap limited late model feature – Dan Dippel, Plymouth; Nathan Yonkers, Little Chute; Jeff Curtin, Shawano; Jesse Peebles, Shawano; Rocky Miller, Bear Creek; Bob Schmidt, Marion
10 lap heat – Dippel; Yonkers
22 lap IMCA stock car feature – Shawn Kilgore, Kewaunee; Charlie Kroll, Forestville; Brian Bruechert, Kewaunee; Jeff Vlies, Algoma; Jamie Colwell, Greenleaf; Craig Paque, Algoma
12 lap semi features – 1) Jason Czarapata, Pulaski; Eugene Gregorich, Kewaunee; Kyle Frederick, Gillett 2) Kroll; Gene Johnson, Sobieski; Laurel Ettien, Luxemburg
10 lap heats 1) Bernie Reinhardt, Sturgeon Bay; Josh Massart, Brussels 2) Shawn Kilgore, Kewaunee; Jamie Colwell, Greenleaf 3) Bruechert; Greg Gretz, Kewaunee 4) Corey Suchoski, Bolt; Dave Bouche, Algoma
15 lap IMCA hobby stock feature – Derek Moede, Casco; Tony Schlei, Zion, IL; Jesse Kanas, Lomira; Ed Anschutz, Algoma; Tom Brumlic, Denmark; Dave DeGrave, Luxemburg
8 lap heats 1) Keith Kickbush, Kewaunee; Ed Danoff, Green Bay 2) Kanas; Anschutz
15 lap sport four feature – Greg Banker, Bonduel; Tim Peer, Green Bay; DJ Jorgenson, Freedom; Tom Jorgenson, Freedom; Tyler Smith, Luxemburg
8 lap heats 1) Bruce Sand, Mishicot; Greg Banker 2) Peer; Smith
10 lap Lady 4 feature – Hollie Welch, Shawano; Rachel Czarapata, Pulaski; Sue Cherney, Mishicot; Amanda Johnson, Seymour; Rachelle Junio, Casco