Dart Fends Off LaCrosse to Win Luxemburg IMCA Mod Feature!
By Joe Verdegan
July 28, 2006; Luxemburg, WI. -Algoma’s Todd “Felix” Dart fought off a fast-closing Benji LaCrosse of Luxemburg on the final lap and held on to win his second 23 lap IMCA modified feature of the season at Luxemburg Speedway Friday night.
132 cars were on hand to race, including 36 IMCA modifieds, 42 IMCA stock cars, 21 IMCA hobby stocks, 17 street stocks and 18 sport fours.
Dave Fischer jumped from his front row starting spot into the lead of the 25 lap IMCA modified feature. Dart wrestled the lead away from Fischer on lap two. A lap five spin by Jeremy Jacobs halted the action. After a pair of aborted attempts at a restart racing resumed LaCrosse slipped into second and began pressuring Dart on the outside line. The pair pulled away from the field with Dart protecting the lower line. LaCrosse moved to the bottom to challenge Dart.
By lap 16 LaCrosse went back to the high groove. With three laps to go LaCrosse pulled nearly even with Dart. Dart held on for the win, with LaCrosse, Jared Siefert Brian Mullen and Sean Jerovetz rounded out the top five finishers. Green Bay’s Dave Fischer earned his best finish of the season winding up sixth.
Kewaunee’s Brian Bruechert survived a pair of late race caution periods to win his first 22 lap IMCA stock car feature of the season. With his heat win Bruechert swept the division for the night.
Polesitter Pat Davister paced the opening eight rounds of the 22 lap contest before Bruechert ducked underneath for the lead on lap nine. A Dave Davister spin on lap 10 tightened up the field. When racing resumed Bruechert maintained the lead with Davister glued to his rear bumper. Jason Czarapata moved into third and the trio ran nose-to-tail for the next several laps.
A five car pileup involving some backmarkers on lap 17 set up a five lap dash to the finish. Another yellow flew with two laps remaining, setting up a green white checkered finish. Bruechert kept his challengers at bay on the restart to collect the win. Czarapata, Jamie Colwell, Greg Gretz and Davister rounded out the top five.
Forestville’s Von Eychenson won his second 16 lap street stock feature. Fred Davister, Kyle Kudick, Mitch Landvick and Todd Everard rounded out the top five finishers.
Oconto Falls Joe White passed Mike Mueller for the lead on lap eight and went on to win the 18 lap IMCA hobby stock feature, his first of the season. Mueller collected second place money, followed by Tom Brumlic, Jesse Kanas and Dan Davister.
Green Bay’s Matt Theys won the 15 lap sport four feature, guest driving Brad Williquette’s car.
Next Friday night, August 4 Seubert Calf Ranches will sponsor the third late model special at the track. A 40 lap feature will be run for the Wisconsin Dirt Late Model Association Late Models. A full points night will be held for the IMCA modifieds, IMCA stock cars and IMCA hobby stocks. For more information call 920 863 8446.
The track phone number is 920 845 2300. The track’s website is www.luxemburgspeedway.com.
23 lap IMCA modified feature – Todd Dart, Algoma; Benji LaCrosse, Luxemburg; Jared Siefert, Green Bay; Brian Mullen, Seymour; Sean Jerovetz, Little Suamico; Dave Fischer, Green Bay
10 lap semi features – 1st) RM Van Pay, Denmark; Chad Wilcox, Pulaski; David Werbelow Jr., Shawano
2nd) Jay Matthias, De Pere; Shawn Kilgore, Kewaunee; James Tebon, Algoma
10 lap heats 1st) Jerry Muenster, Green Bay; Dan Ratajczak, Frog Station
2nd) Jeremy Jacobs, Algoma; Randy Back, Green Bay
3rd) Jerovetz; Fischer
4th) Mullen; Chris Derenne, Luxemburg
22 lap IMCA stock car feature – Brian Bruechert, Kewaunee; Jason Czarapata, Pulaski; Jamie Colwell, Greenleaf; Greg Gretz, Kewaunee; Pat Davister, Luxemburg; Charlie Kroll, Forestville
10 lap semi features – 1st) Bob Waechter, Ellisville; Jeff Vlies, Kewaunee; Kraig Gretz, Kewaunee
2nd) Cory Suchoski, Bolt; Shawn Wagner, Pulaski; BJ Soquet, Luxemburg
3rd) Eugene Gregorich, Kewaunee; Rick Dix, Green Bay; Troy De Grave, Green Bay
10 lap heats) 1st) Pat Davister, Luxemburg; Czarapata,
2nd) Bruechert; Junior Karcz, Pulaski
3rd) Kerry Havlovetz, Maribel; Laurel Ettien, Luxemburg
4th) Cory Cochart, Brussels; Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski
5th) Greg Gretz; Kroll
18 lap IMCA hobby stock feature – Joe White, Oconto Falls; Mike Mueller, Green Bay; Tom Brumlic, Denmark; Jesse Kanas, Lomira; Dan Davister, Luxemburg; Dave De Grave, Luxemburg
10 lap heats 1st) Brumlic; Duane Mertens, Casco
2nd) Mueller; De Grave
16 lap street stock feature – Von Eychenson, Forestville; Fred Davister, Luxemburg; Kyle Kudick, Mishicot; Mitch Landvick, Oconto Falls; Todd Everard, Green Bay; Bill Kelsey, Sobieski
10 lap heats 1) Harley Simon, Seymour; Tim Czarnecki, Bushville
2) Everard; Kelsey
15 lap sport four feature – Matt Theys, Green Bay; Tim Jorgenson, Oneida; JJ Anderson, Little Suamico; Phil Martzhall, Freedom; Josh Sand, Mishicot