Ostorwski Scores Last Lap EWSC Supermod Win at Luxemburg!
By Joe Verdegan
August 12, 2005; Luxemburg, WI. – Troy Center’s Pete Ostrowski passed Billy Hafeman of Campbellsport on the final lap to win the 30 lap EWSC supermodified special at Luxemburg Speedway Friday night. Ostrowski won the feature the last time the division appeared at the track two seasons ago.
A total of 36 IMCA modifieds were on hand, along with 35 IMCA stock cars, 14 EWSC supermodifieds, 14 IMCA hobby stocks, 17 sport fours and four Lady 4’s.
Reedsville’s Chuck Tuschl took the lead at the drop of the green and held the top spot until lap nine when Hafeman stormed through the field from his seventh spot to take the lead. An Al Dirkman spin on lap 10 bunched up the field. On the restart Ostrowski passed Lee Mohs for second and tried reeling in Hafeman. Ostrowski was able to chop away at Hafeman’s lead when the leader encountered lapped traffic with ten laps to go. As the white flag was displayed, Ostrowski chose the high side and passed a pair of lapped cars while Hafeman got briefly got tied up with the lapped machines. Ostrowski hung on for the win. Hafeman settled for second place money. Chad Kistner, Paul Pokorski and Tim McMullen rounded out the top five finishers.
De Pere’s Jay Matthias lost the lead to Dan Ratajczak and then repassed Ratajczak on lap 19 to capture his second, 25 lap IMCA modified feature win.
From his pole position Brian Joski jumped into the lead, keeping that spot through a pair of cautions for stalled cars in the first nine laps. On the lap nine restart Joski surrendered the lead to Ratajczak, who snuck inside Joski coming out of turn two. One lap later Matthias copied Ratajczak’s move to take the lead out of two.
A lap 13 caution tightened the field, and Ratajczak regained the lead on lap 16 using the outside groove. Matthias repassed Ratajczak three laps later using the inside groove and held Ratajczak off in a photo finish to collect his second feature flag of the season. For the second straight week Ratajczak played bridesmaid, taking second. Points leader Benji LaCrosse charged through the field his way through the field from his 16th starting spot to take third. Danny Deau and Eddie Muenster took fourth and fifth, respectively.
Casco’s “Mad Matt” Junio led wire-to-wire, leading all 22 laps en route to victory in the 22 lap IMCA stock car feature. The win was Junio’s second in three days, as he won two nights earlier at Thunder Hill Raceway in Sturgeon Bay.
Junio wrestled the lead away from polesitter Laurel Ettien on lap two. Kyle Frederick quickly tailed Junio and the pair broke away from the pack, waging their battle away from their foes. Junio kept his machine glued to the bottom groove while Frederick preferred the top line. Junio kept Frederick and company at bay to chalk up the win. Frederick kept second, followed by Jason Czarapata, Brian Bruechert and Jamie Colwell, who took over the points lead with his fifth place finish.
Hometown driver Dan “Hollywood” Davister took the lead with five laps to go to win the 16 lap IMCA hobby stock feature. Freedom’s Tim Jorgenson won the 15 lap sport four feature. Sue Cherney of Mishicot won the 8 lap Lady 4 feature, her second of the season.
. Next Friday, August 19 The Rendezvous will sponsor the racing, which will feature the fifth and final appearance of the season for the street stocks. The track’s four weekly divisions will also be in action, beginning at 7 p.m. 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 EWSC supermodified feature – Pete Ostrowski, Troy Center; Billy Hafeman, Campbellsport; Chad Kistner, Elkhart Lake; Paul Pokorski, West Bend; Tim McMullen, Plymouth; Dennis Klumb, Grafton
10 lap heats 1) Al Dirkman, Cato; Lee Mohs, Waldo 2) Dave Deicher, Plymouth; Chuck Tuschl, Reedsville
25 lap IMCA modified feature -Jay Matthias, De Pere; Dan Ratajczak, Frog Station; Benji LaCrosse, Luxemburg; Danny Deau, Little Suamico; Todd Dart, Algoma; Eddie Muenster, Green Bay
12 lap semi features – 1st) Sean Jerovetz, Little Suamico; Chad Wilcox, Pulaski; Doug Maurer, De Pere; Mike Mashl, De Pere 2nd) Jared Siefert, Green Bay; Dan Gracyalny, De Pere; Bob Waechter, Ellisville; Scooter Boyea, Abrams
10 lap heats 1) Ratajczak; Mike Klenz, Sobieski 2) Art Siefert, Green Bay; Brian Drexler, Oshkosh 3) Dave Zeitler, Luxemburg; Brian Joski, Green Bay 4) Scott Derenne, Luxemburg; Matthias
22 lap IMCA stock car feature – Matt Junio,Casco; Kyle Frederick, Gillett; Jason Czarapata, Pulaski; Brian Bruechert, Kewaunee; Jamie Colwell, Greenleaf; Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski
12 lap semi features – 1) Shawn Havel, Brussels; Eric Malfroid, Luxemburg; Dave Bouche, Algoma; Kyle Wanner, Denmark 2) Dave Davister, Luxemburg; Brandon Mindak, Casco; Kerry Havlovetz, Maribel; Ben Kroll, Luxemburg
10 lap heats 1) Shawn Kilgore, Kewaunee; Jeff Vlies, Casco 2) Laurel Ettien, Luxemburg; Charlie Kroll, Forestville 3) Junio; Snellenberger 4) Jamie Colwell Greenleaf; Frederick
16 lap IMCA hobby stock feature – Dan Davister, Luxemburg; Tom Brumlic, Denmark; Adam White, Oconto Falls; Jeff Lautenbach, Sturgeon Bay; Dave De Grave, Luxemburg; Tony Schlei, Zion, IL
10 lap heats 1) Ed Anschutz, Algoma; De Grave 2) Jeff Lautenbach, Sturgeon Bay; Derek Moede, Casco
15 lap sport four feature -Tim Jorgenson, Freedom; Tim Zastrow, Sturgeon Bay; Greg Banker, Bonduel; Tyler Smith, Luxemburg; Bruce Sand, Mishicot; Dave Habeck, De Pere
8 lap heats 1) Zastrow; Banker 2) Tim Peer, Green Bay; James Vandenboogart, Green Bay
10 lap Lady 4 feature -Sue Cherney, Mishicot, Holly Welch, Shawano; Miranda Woodke, Seymour; Rachelle Junio