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Matthias Scores $3,000 IMCA Mod Win at Luxemburg!

Posted under Race Reports on June 9th, 2006

Joe Verdegan

June 9, 2006; Luxemburg, WI. – De Pere’s Jay Matthias led every lap en route to winning the 35 lap IMCA modified feature during the first ever Badger State Showdown at Luxemburg Speedway Friday night. The two day program was sponsored by McCoy’s Harley Davidson and 1st Choice Auto, both of Green Bay.

A total of 107 cars were in attendance, including 42 IMCA modifieds, 44 IMCA stock cars and 21 IMCA hobby stocks.
Matthias jumped out from his pole position into the lead at the start of the IMCA modified feature. By lap five Matthias, Jeremie Hedrick and Brian Mullen ran first through third, respectively. The trio slowly began to pull away from the field when a Jeremy Jacobs spin on lap seven slowed the action.

On the restart Matthias maintained the lead with Hedrick second and Benji LaCrosse passing Mullen for third. Matthias was repeatedly dogged by Hedrick, who tried several times to sneak underneath Matthias. Matthias fought off the challenges to capture the victory. Hedrick placed second, followed by LaCrosse, Brian Mullen and Scott Mullen. Little Suamico’s Sean Jerovetz, who qualified into the main event through a semi-feature, charged through the field from 18th to finish sixth. Pulaski’s Jason Czarapata took the lead on lap three and cruised to victory in the 30 lap IMCA stock car feature. Czarapata’s win was worth $2,000.

Polesitter Jeff Vlies took the lead at the start of the 30 lap IMCA stock car feature, with Czarapata passing Vlies for the lead on lap three. The duo ran nose-to-tail until lap seven when Cory Cochart and Eugene Gregorich tangled in turn one, drawing an amber. When racing resumed Czarapata was pressured from Vlies, Jesse Colwell and Dan Michonski. At the event’s halfway point Czarapata and Vlies began breaking away from the field. The duo began encountering lapped traffic by lap 20. A Kyle Wanner spin on the frontstretch tightened the field again. Czarapata kept the lead through another late caution period to win and collect the checkered flag. Vlies, Jesse Colwell, Junior Karcz and Rod Snellenberger rounded out the top five finishers.

Denmark’s Tom Brumlic passed Adam White for the lead on lap nine and won the 20 lap IMCA hobby stock feature.
Granger, Iowa’s Larry Embery snatched the lead from his pole position at the drop of the green. On lap three Dan Davister’s racer stalled, drawing a caution. On the restart Jesse Kanas motored into the lead, with Joe White wrestling the top spot away on lap six. Denmark’s Tom Brumlic carefully threaded his way through the field to take second by lap nine and passing White for the lead on lap ten. A Tim Peer spin on lap 17 forced a yellow and a three lap shootout to the checkers. With three laps to go Brumlic kept his lead and cruised to the victory, worth $800. Adam White, Ed Anschutz, Keith Kickbush, Kanas and Embery rounded out the top five finishers.

Next Friday night, June 16 will be sponsored by Budweiser/Flanigan’s Distributing. There will be an autograph session for the race fans at intermission. For more information call 920 863 8446. The track phone number is 920 845 2300. The track’s website is


35 lap IMCA modified feature – Jay Matthias, De Pere; Jeremie Hedrick, Shawano; Benji LaCrosse, Luxemburg; Brian Mullen, Seymour; Scott Mullen, Seymour; Sean Jerovetz, Little Suamico; Mike Mashl, De Pere; Jared Siefert, Green Bay; Jay Noteboom, Hinton, Iowa; Dan Gracyalny, De Pere

15 lap semi features – 1st) Jeremy Jacobs, Kewaunee; Tim Van De Hei, Green Bay; James Tebon, Algoma 2nd) Eddie Muenster, Green Bay; Shawn Kilgore, Kewaunee; Reese Coffee, Hinton, Iowa

10 lap heats 1) Dave Zeitler, Luxemburg; Mashl 2) Art Siefert, Green Bay; Mike Mullen, Seymour 3) LaCrosse; Craig Bartz, Shawano 4) Gracyalny; Jerry Muenster, Green Bay

30 lap IMCA stock car feature – Jason Czarapata, Pulaski; Jeff Vlies, Kewaunee; Jesse Colwell, Greenleaf; Junior Karcz, Pulaski; Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski; Brian Bruechert, Kewaunee; Dave Bouche, Algoma; Eugene Gregorich, Kewaunee; Bob Waechter, Ellisville; Shawn Havel, Brussels

12 lap semi features – 1) Cory Cochart, Brussels; Shawn Wagner, Pulaski; Derrick Bruechert, Kewaunee 2) Gregorich; Kraig Gretz, Kewaunee; Ben Kroll, Luxemburg

10 lap heats 1) Karcz Jr; Rick Mahlberg, Denmark 2) Dave Bouche, Algoma; Waechter 3)Kyle Frederick, Gillet; Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay 4) Dan Michonski, Leopolis; Laurel Ettien, Luxemburg

25 lap IMCA hobby stock feature – Tom Brumlic, Denmark; Adam White, Little Suamico; Ed Anschutz, Algoma; Keith Kickbush, Kewaunee; Jesse Kanas, Lomira; Larry Embery, Hinton, Iowa

10 lap heats 1) Chad Kaminski, Luxemburg; Duane Mertens, Casco 2) Anschutz; Brumlic

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