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Mashl Leads Wire-to-Wire In Luxemburg IMCA Mod Main

Posted under Race Reports on August 26th, 2005

By Joe Verdegan

August 26, 2005; Luxemburg, WI. – De Pere’s Mike Mashl led every lap and survived numerous caution periods to win the $1,000 Tyler De Noble Memorial 24 lap IMCA modified feature at Luxemburg Speedway Friday night. The victory was Mashl’s first of the season.

By qualifying for the main event hometown driver Benji LaCrosse captured his first division track championship.

A total of 33 IMCA modifieds were on hand, along with 37 IMCA stock cars, 16 IMCA hobby stocks, 30 street stocks, 16 sport fours and six Lady 4’s.

Mashl started the event from the pole position, and never relinquished the top spot. He was challenged late in the race by the uncle/nephew combination of Scott Mullen and Mike Mullen, who placed second and third, respectively. Randy LeMieux Jr. took fourth while Jared Siefert rounded out the top five finishers.

Pulaski’s Rod Snellenberger passed early race leader Jesse Colwell to take the lead on lap 10 and fought off Shawn Kilgore in the closing laps to win the 22 lap IMCA stock car feature. By virtue of his runnerup finish Kilgore garnered enough points to win the division’s track championship, his second straight title. Charlie Kroll took third, followed by Jason Czarapata and Jamie Colwell, who had a one point lead heading into the night. Colwell cut a tire in his heat and was forced to qualify into the feature through one of two consolation races.

Appleton’s Dave Hoerning led every lap and survived three caution periods to capture the 18 lap street stock feature. With his second place finish Sturgeon Bay’s Aaron Thornton captured the street stock points championship. Second place points sitter Von Eychenson placed third in the feature, followed by Fred Davister and Joe Johnson.

Lomira’s Jesse Kanas captured the 18 lap caution free IMCA hobby stock main. The win was his third of the season. Illinois’ Tony Schlei placed eighth in the main, earning him the division’s points title, his first ever at Luxemburg.

Bonduel’s Greg Banker captured both the 15 lap sport four feature, along with the division’s track championship. Shawano’s Holly Welch won her first 10 lap Lady 4 feature while Seymour’s Amanda Johnson won the division track title.

. There will be no racing next Friday night, September 2. A $1,000-to-win, 35 lap IMCA modified feature sponsored by U & I Express Movers will highlight action during a special race on Thursday night, Sept. 1 beginning at 7 p.m. IMCA stock cars, hobby stocks and sport fours will also be in action. Bonus money will be thrown into the other divisions. This will be a state and national IMCA points race, with a draw/redraw format being used. 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

24 lap IMCA modified feature – Mike Mashl, De Pere; Scott Mullen, Seymour; Mike Mullen, Seymour; Randy LeMieux Jr., Sturgeon Bay; Jared Siefert, Green Bay; Brad Rohloff, Pulaski

12 lap semi features – 1st) James Tebon, Algoma; Todd Dart, Algoma; Chad Wilcox, Pulaski; Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay 2nd) Dan Ratacjzak, Frog Station; Benji LaCrosse, Luxemburg; Eddie Muenster, Green Bay; Art Siefert, Green Bay

10 lap heats 1) Russ Reinwald, Iron Ridge; Brian Joski, Green Bay 2) Brian Mullen, Seymour; Scott Mullen 3) Mashl; RM Van Pay, Denmark 4) Mike Mullen; Danny Deau, Little Suamico

22 lap IMCA stock car feature – Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski; Shawn Kilgore, Kewaunee; Charlie Kroll, Forestville; Jason Czarapata, Pulaski; Jamie Colwell, Greenleaf; Kerry Havlovetz, Maribel

12 lap semi features – 1) Tony Bouche, Algoma; Jamie Colwell; Eric Van Iten, Green Bay; Matt Junio, Casco 2) Ben Kroll, Luxemburg; Cory Suhoski, Bolt; Derrick Bruechert, Kewaunee; Kyle Frederick, Gillett

10 lap heats 1) Kroll; Craig Paque, Algoma 2) Cory Cochart, Kewaunee; Gary Reinhardt, Baileys Harbor 3) Czarapata; Rick Dix, Green Bay 4) Jesse Colwell, Greenleaf; Kilgore

18 lap street stock feature – Dave Hoerning, Appleton; Aaron Thornton, Sturgeon Bay; Fred Davister, Luxemburg; Joe Johnson, Oneida; Troy Wilson, Pulaski; Larry Ingebretsen, Luxemburg

8 lap qualifying races 1) Todd Polster, Baileys Harbor; Ingebretsen; Faron Beilke, Oneida; Jamie Van Ooyen, Appleton 2) Mitch Landveck, Oconto Falls; Allan Schlueter, Oshkosh; Kyle Kudick, Mishicot; Eric Arnenson, Oconto Falls

18 lap IMCA hobby stock feature – Jesse Kanas, Lomira; Marcus Moede, Casco; Adam White, Little Suamico; Dan Davister, Luxemburg; Keith Kickbush, Kewaunee; Tom Brumlic, Denmark

10 lap heats 1) Kanas; Duane Mertens, Luxemburg 2) Marcus Moede; Dave De Grave, Luxemburg

15 lap sport four feature – Greg Banker, Bonduel; Tim Jorgenson, De Pere; Bruce Sand, Mishicot; Jeremy Czarapata, Pulaski; DJ Jorgenson, De Pere; Ben Daoust, Seymour

8 lap heats 1) Brett Besaw, Green Bay; Tim Jorgenson 2) Tyler Smith, Luxemburg; Tim Peer, Green Bay

10 lap Lady 4 feature – Holly Welch, Shawano

Powder Puff feature winners – Nicole De Ruyter, Any Bruechert, Rachel Czarapata, Beth Daul

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