LaCrosse Posts Fourth IMCA Mod Main at Luxemburg!
By Joe Verdegan
August 18, 2006; Luxemburg, WI. -Defending IMCA Supernationals champion Benji LaCrosse of Luxemburg got a good tuneup for the upcoming show in Iowa next month, taking the lead on a lap seventeen restart and capturing his fourth 25 lap feature of the season at Luxemburg Speedway Friday night. 137 cars were on hand, including 37 IMCA modifieds, 44 IMCA stock cars, 18 street stocks, 19 IMCA hobby stocks and 18 sport fours.
Polesitter Clyde Skenadore grabbed the early lead in the 25 lap contest, and pulled away to a five car length lead over second place Dave Werbelow Jr. By the event’s halfway point Werbelow caught Skenadore and challenged for the lead. Werbelow and Jeremy Jacobs collided on lap seventeen, drawing a caution.
On the restart LaCrosse passed Skenadore for the lead using the high line, leaving Zeitler and Skenadore to duke it out for second. A caution flew with three laps to go when Lance Arnenson’s mount stalled in turn four. After another lap and another yellow took place a two lap dash to the checkers was set for the finish. LaCrosse was never headed as he collected the victory. Zeitler came home second, followed by Jared Siefert, Brian Mullen and Jay Matthias.
Ellisville’s Bob Waechter swept action in the IMCA stock car division, winning his heat and taking the lead on a lap five restart to win his first 20 lap IMCA stock car feature of the season. Mishicot’s Doug Morgan took the lead at the beginning of the 20 lap feature, when a lap five yellow flew for a multi-car pileup in turn one. When racing resumed Bob Waechter ducked underneath Morgan to take the lead. Morgan’s racer broke down two laps later, drawing an amber on lap seven.
Waechter kept the lead on the restart. Ben Kroll took the second spot on the restart and stayed within striking distance, but was unable to catch Waechter who posted his first feature flag of the season. Troy Muench, Jesse Colwell, points leader Jason Czarapata and Kroll rounded out the top five finishers.
Green Bay’s Mike Mueller fought off a fast closing Dave De Grave in the closing laps to win the caution free, 18 lap IMCA hobby stock feature. The win was Mueller’s first of the year. De Grave, Tom Brumlic, Dan Davister and points leader Ed Anschutz rounded out the top five. With his heat win, Mueller also scored a clean sweep for the evening.
Seymour’s Harley Simon won the caution filled 14 lap street stock feature. He also won his heat, sweeping the division for the night. Hometown driver Fred Davister captured the division points title.
De Pere’s Tim Jorgenson swept action in the sport four division, winning his fifth feature of the season here and 18th of the season on area ovals. Gary Novitski Jr. took second followed by 14-year-old Matt Cherney, who competed in his first ever race on dirt. JJ Anderson and Jeremy Czarapata rounded out the top five finishers.
Next Friday night, August 25 Tri County Heating will sponsor championship night at the races. Also there will be a trailer race of destruction. All four weekly divisions will be in action, along with the street stocks, who will have their final race of the season. For more information call 920 863 8446. The track phone is 920 845 2300. The track website is luxemburgspeedway.com. Luxemburg Speedway is located 15 minutes east of Green Bay off highway 54 in Luxemburg.
25 LAP IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE – Benji LaCrosse, Luxemburg; Dave Zeitler, Luxemburg; Jared Siefert, Green Bay; Brian Mullen, Seymour; Jay Matthias, Luxemburg; Mike Mashl, De Pere
12 LAP SEMI-FEATURES 1st) Mashl; Danny Deau, Little Suamico; Lance Arnenson, Oconto Falls
2nd) Todd Dart, Algoma; Tim Van De Hei, Green Bay; Eric Van Iten, Green Bay
10 LAP HEATS 1st) Clyde Skendadore, De Pere; Scooter Boyea, Abrams
2nd) Jerry Muenster, Green Bay; Dave Fischer, Green Bay
3rd) Dave Werbelow Jr., Shawano; Mike Mullen, Seymour
4th) Sean Jerovetz, Little Suamico; Zeitler
20 LAP IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE – Bob Waechter, Ellisville; Troy Muench, New Franken; Jesse Colwell,
Greenleaf; Jason Czarapata, Pulaski; Ben Kroll, Luxemburg; Matt Junio, Casco
12 LAP SEMI-FEATURES 1st) Czarapata;Shawn Wagner, Pulaski; Tony Schlei, Zion, IL
2nd) Greg Gretz, Kewaunee; Jeff Vlies, Kewaunee; BJ Soquet, Luxemburg
3rd) Eugene Gregorich, Kewaunee;
Laurel Ettien, Luxemburg; Dave Davister, Luxemburg
10 LAP HEATS 1st) Charlie Kroll, Forestville; Ben Kroll,
2nd) Jesse Colwell; Willie De Grave, Luxemburg
3rd) Bob Waechter; Kraig Gretz, Kewaunee
4th) Doug Morgan, Mishicot; Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay
5th) Tony Bouche, Algoma; Pat Davister, Luxemburg
16 lap street stock feature – Harley Simon, Seymour; Lance Arnenson, Oconto Falls; Fred Davister, Luxemburg;
Paul White, Green Bay; Rod Solem, Seymour; Jordan Whipple, Sturgeon Bay
10 lap qualifying heat – Simon; Kudick
18 LAP IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE – Mike Mueller, Green Bay; Dave De Grave, Luxemburg;
Tom Brumlic, Denmark; Dan Davister, Luxemburg; Ed Anschutz, Algoma; Joe White, Oconto Falls
10 LAP HEATS 1st) Mueller; De Grave
2nd) Brumlic; Joe White
15 LAP SPORT FOUR FEATURE – Tim Jorgenson, De Pere; Gary Novitski Jr., Mishicot; Matt Cherney, Mishicot; JJ Anderson, Little Suamico; Jeremy Czarapata, Pulaski; Ben Daoust, Seymour
8 LAP HEATS 1st) Novitski Jr.; Matt Theys, Green Bay
2nd) Tim Jorgenson; Daoust