Siefert Shades Field In Luxemburg Mod Main!
By Joe Verdegan
September 30, 2005; Luxemburg, WI. – Green Bay’s Jared Siefert took the lead from Brian Joski on lap three and held on to win the 25 lap IMCA style modified feature at Luxemburg Speedway Friday night during the first night of the second annual Luxemburg Fall Classic presented by Pepsi and Budweiser.
A total of 175 cars in six divisions representing three states were on hand during the first night, led by 43 modifieds and stock cars. In the modifieds and stock cars the top eight finishers earned starting berths in tomorrow night’s main events. The top six street stock finishers earned starting spots in tomorrow’s main while the top four finishers in the other divisions earned spots in the redraws for their respective main events tomorrow.
Green Bay’s Brian Joski paced the opening circuit of the modified feature. A lap two accident drew a red flag in the early going, when a chain reaction involving several cars sent multi-time track champion RM Van Pay on his roof. Van Pay emerged unhurt. Track champion Benji LaCrosse and Jay Matthias were also involved. LaCrosse went off on the hook and later rejoined the field along with Matthias.
On the restart Siefert began pressuring Joski, passing him on lap three. Siefert wasted no time putting a sizeable cushion between himself and the rest of the field. Tim Van De Hei scooted past Joski for second. On lap six Brian Drexler and Scott Lewis locked horns, drawing the second amber of the event. When racing resumed Siefert picked up where he left off and quickly distanced himself from the field once again. Siefert was never headed again as the 2005 IMCA Wisconsin state champion picked up the win by nearly a full straightaway over the rest of the field. Trailing at the checkers were Van De Hei, Dan Ratajczak, Dan Gracyalny and Matthias, who recovered from the earlier wreck as did LaCrosse, who sliced his way through the field to take sixth.
Hometown driver Laurel Ettien swept action in the IMCA-style division, capturing his heat and winning the 22 lap feature, his first here of the season. Ettien inherited the lead when leader Jason Czarapata dropped out with engine problems on lap five. Ettien sweated out a caution with four laps to go, as veterans Brian Bruechert and Rod Snellenberger applied heavy pressure in the final laps, as the pair finished second and third, respectively. Shawn Kilgore and Greg Gretz rounded out the top five finishers.
Hometown driver Larry Ingebretsen lost the lead to Fred Davister, only to repass Davister on the final lap to win the caution free, 20 lap street stock feature.
Ingebretsen scored a clean sweep with his heat win. Davister trailed by mere feet at the checkers, followed by Dave Hoerning, Harley Simon and Jerry Kope.
Denmark’s Tom Brumlic won the 18 lap IMCA style hobby stock feature. In his first ever appearance at the track, Brillion’s Ryan Eickert, a regular at 141 Speedway, captured the 15 lap Challenger hobby feature.
Beaver Dam’s Tim Draheim hushed the crowd during the sport four feature when his racer flew off of turn one, performing five barrel rolls before coming to a rest on it’s side. Draheim was unhurt. Pleasant Prairie’s Adam Abshire halted action during the first hobby stock heat when his racer barrel rolled on the backstretch. He was unhurt.
. Tomorrow night’s racing begins at 5:15 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 Modified feature – Jared Siefert, Green Bay; Tim Van De Hei, Green Bay; Dan Ratajczak, Frog Station; Dan Gracyalny, De Pere; Jay Matthias, De Pere; Brian Mullen, Seymour; Benji LaCrosse, Luxemburg; Sean Jerovetz, Little Suamico
10 lap heats 1) Matthias; Siefert 2) LaCrosse; Paul Parker, Kaukauna 3) Brian Drexler, Oshkosh; Randy LeMieux Jr., Sturgeon Bay 4) Brian Mullen; Scooter Boyea, Abrams 5) Van De Hei; Danny Deau, Little Suamico
22 lap Stock Car feature – Laurel Ettien, Luxemburg; Brian Bruechert, Kewaunee; Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski; Shawn Kilgore, Kewaunee; Greg Gretz, Kewaunee; Jeff Vlies, Casco; Kyle Frederick, Gillett; Dave Bouche, Algoma
10 lap heats 1) Frederick; Gretz 2) Ettien; Mike Weitor, Green Bay 3) Kilgore; Jason Czarapata, Pulaski 4) Snellenberger; Steve Kastning, Bonduel 5) Troy Muench, Green Bay; Dave Bouche
18 lap IMCA style hobby stock feature – Tom Brumlic, Denmark; Dave De Grave, Luxemburg; Dan Davister, Luxemburg; Ed Anschutz, Algoma; Michael Smith, Marshaltown, Iowa; Tony Schlei, Zion, IL
10 lap heats 1) De Grave; Anschutz 2) Dan Davister; Schlei
20 lap Street Stock feature – Larry Ingebretsen, Luxemburg; Fred Davister, Luxemburg; Dave Hoerning, Appleton; Harley Simon, Black Creek; Jerry Kope, Oshkosh; Von Eychenson, Forestville
10 lap heats 1) Ingebretsen; Eric Arnenson, Oconto Falls 2) Fred Davister, Luxemburg; 3) Eychenson; Kope 4) Kevin Charles, Green Bay; Bill Kelsey, Sobieski
15 lap Challenger Hobby feature – Ryan Eickert, Brillion; Jeff Saylor, Howards Grove;Craig Koehler, Two Rivers; Brett Koehler, Two Rivers; Pete Kumbalek, Green Bay; Don Mahlberg, Green Bay
10 lap heats – 1) Bob Voight, Green Bay; Mike Robinson, Denmark 2) Saylor; Brian Rathe, Denmark
15 lap Sport Four feature – Greg Banker, Bonduel; Tim Jorgenson, De Pere; Dan Daoust, Seymour; Kevin Birr, Dousman; Joe Jackels, Kaukauna; Tyler Smith, Luxemburg
8 lap heats 1) Matt Maleport, De Pere; Dave Draheim, Beaver Dam 2) Banker; Tim Jorgenson