Race Reports

LaCrosse Charges Through Field for Luxemburg IMCA Mod Feature Win!

By Joe Verdegan

July 15, 2005; Luxemburg, WI. – After qualifying into the feature by winning a semi-feature, hometown driver Benji LaCrosse charged from his 17th starting spot and passed Todd Dart for the lead on lap 18 to win his second 25 lap IMCA modified feature of the season at Luxemburg Speedway Friday night.

A total of 38 IMCA modifieds were on hand, along with 34 IMCA stock cars, 60 IMCA hobby stocks, 20 sport fours and seven Lady 4’s.

Polesitter Chad Wilcox grabbed the lead at the drop of the green with Randy Back wrestling the top spot away on lap two. Dart threaded his way through the field, moving from his 11th spot into second by lap 6. Dart ducked underneath Back for the lead coming out of turn four on lap 10. Dart fought off a fast closing LaCrosse, who charged from 17th to second by lap 16 when caution flew for a Dan Ratajczak spin.

With nine laps remaining Dart raced door-to-door with LaCrosse, with LaCrosse squeezing past Dart for the lead on lap 18. LaCrosse pulled away from the field to collect his second feature win of the season. Trailing at the checkers were Sean Jerovetz, Dart, Brian Mullen and RM Van Pay.

Pulaski’s Rod Snellenberger battled a tenacious Craig Paque in the waning laps to collect the 22 lap IMCA stock car feat

Polesitter Chad Wilcox grabbed the lead at the drop of the green with Randy Back wrestling the top spot away on lap two. Dart threaded his way through the field, moving from his 11th spot into second by lap 6. Dart ducked underneath Back for the lead coming out of turn four on lap 10. Dart fought off a fast closing LaCrosse, who charged from 17th to second by lap 16 when caution flew for a Dan Ratajczak spin.

With nine laps remaining Dart raced door-to-door with LaCrosse, with LaCrosse squeezing past Dart for the lead on lap 18. LaCrosse pulled away from the field to collect his second feature win of the season. Trailing at the checkers were Sean Jerovetz, Dart, Brian Mullen and RM Van Pay.

Pulaski’s Rod Snellenberger battled a tenacious Craig Paque in the waning laps to collect the 22 lap IMCA stock car feature. The contest, which saw just one yellow, saw a total of six different leaders. Paque settled for second, followed Brian Bruechert, Greg Gretz and Kyle Frederick, who sliced his way through the pack from 19th.

Algoma’s Ed Anschutz fought off a fast-closing Tony Schlei in the closing laps to win the caution free 20 lap IMCA hobby stock feature. Schlei settled for second at the pay window, followed by Dave De Grave, defending track champion Keith Kickbush and Dan Davister.

Bonduel’s Greg Banker padded his points lead with a victory in the 15 lap sport four feature.

Mishicot’s Sue Cherney led every lap en route to her first 10 lap Lady 4 feature win.

A pair of violent rollovers occurred in the IMCA modified division. During one of two semi-features, Dean Maurer collided with Dave Zeitler in turn two, sending Maurer’s machine into a series of barrel rolls off the track. Maurer escaped unhurt but his racer received significant damage.

During heat race action Danny Gracyalny of De Pere escaped injury when his IMCA modified barrel rolled off the track in turn one.

There will be no racing at the track next Friday, July 23 due to the Kewaunee County Fair. Weekly racing will resume Friday, July 29 for Triangle Distributing Miller Beer night. The street stocks will join the track’s weekly four divisions in their fourth appearance of the season.

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 – Benji LaCrosse, Luxemburg; Sean Jerovetz, Little Suamico; Todd Dart, Algoma; Brian Mullen, Seymour; RM Van Pay, Green Bay; Scott Mullen, Seymour

12 lap semi features – 1st) LaCrosse; Mike Klenz, Sobieski; James Tebon, Algoma; Jeremy Jacobs, Casco 2nd) Mike Mullen, Seymour; Dan Ratajczak, Frog Station; Randy LeMieux Jr., Sturgeon Bay; Doug Maurer, De Pere

10 lap heats 1) Sean Jerovetz, Little Suamico; Randy Back, Green Bay 2) Scott Derenne, Luxemburg; Mullen 3) Chad Wilcox, Pulaski; RM Van Pay, Green Bay 4) Art Siefert, Green Bay; Dart

22 lap IMCA stock car feature – Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski; Craig Paque, Algoma; Brian Bruechert, Kewaunee; Greg Gretz, Kewaunee; Kyle Frederick, Gillett; Jamie Colwell, Greenleaf

12 lap semi features – 1) Jamie Colwell, Greenleaf; Kyle Frederick, Gillett; Mike Weitor, Green Bay; Tony Bouche, Algoma 2) Dave Bouche, Algoma; Kerry Havlovetz, Maribel; Mark Derenne, Luxemburg, Cory Cochart, Brussels

10 lap heats 1) Snellenberger; Todd Vlies, Brussels 2) Paque; Eugene Gregorich, Kewaunee 3) Greg Gretz; Shawn Kilgore, Kewaunee 4) Charlie Kroll, Forestville; Jason Czarapata, Pulaski

15 lap IMCA hobby stock feature – Ed Anschutz, Algoma; Tony Schlei, Zion, IL; Dave De Grave, Luxemburg; Keith Kickbush, Kewaunee; Dan Davister, Luxemburg; Tom Brumlic, Denmark

10 lap heats 1) Marcus Moede, Casco; Anschutz 2) Davister; De Grave

15 lap sport four feature – Greg Banker, Bonduel; Tyler Smith, Luxemburg; Tim Jorgenson, Freedom; Bruce Sand, Mishicot; DJ Jorgenson, Freedom; Bob Abbett, Maribel

8 lap heats 1) Bruce Sand, Mishicot; Tim Jorgenson, Freedom 2) Tyler Smith, Luxemburg; Greg Banker, Bonduel

10 lap lady four feature – Sue Cherney, Mishicot; Sherry Czarapata, Krakow; Amanda Johnson, Seymour; Rachelle Junio, Casco; Lisa Moon, Green Bay; Holly Welch, Shawano

Posted under Race Reports on July 15th, 2005