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Russ Scheffler Sweeps Luxemburg WDLMA Late Model Show!

Posted under Race Reports on May 5th, 2006

Joe Verdegan

May 5, 2006; Luxemburg, WI. – Waukesha veteran Russ Scheffler passed Nick Anvelink for the lead on lap six and cruised to victory at Luxemburg Speedway Friday night during the Seubert Calf Ranches 30 for Wisconsin Dirt Late Model Association Late Models (WDLMA). Scheffler also won his heat, scoring a sweep for the evening. A total of 141 cars were in the pit area, including 26 WDLMA late models, 43 IMCA modifieds, 50 IMCA stock cars and 22 IMCA hobby stocks.

George Scheffler took the lead from the drop of the green of the 30 lap contest. Nick Anvelink quickly darted into the lead on lap three, with Russ Scheffler sliding into the second spot. Anvelink tailed Scheffler for the next several laps when a Ron Stroika spin on lap 10 tightened the field. When racing resumed Russ Scheffler took off and rapidly built up a full straightaway lead. Scheffler carefully sifted his way through lapped cars in the final laps to score the victory. Ron Berna wrestled the second spot away from Anvelink at the event’s halfway point and held on to finish second. Troy Springborn, Tim Buhler and Tom Naeyeart rounded out the top five.

Little Suamico’s Danny Deau put his Ford powered machine to the front, passing Benji LaCrosse for the lead with two laps remaining to win the caution free 20 lap IMCA modified feature.

De Pere’s Dean Maurer paced the opening 10 circuits before surrendering the lead to LaCrosse on lap 11. Deau caught up with LaCrosse on lap 13 and the pair traded the lead twice within the next three laps. LaCrosse had the lead with two laps remaining but got bottled up in lapped traffic. Deau snuck past the defending track champion to take the win. LaCrosse settled for second, followed by last week’s feature winner RM Van Pay who rebounded after smacking the frontstretch wall in his heat. Brian Joski and Maurer placed fourth and fifth, respectively.

Green Bay’s Troy Muench charged through the field from row four and grabbed the lead on lap eleven, fighting off Rod Snellenberger on the final lap to win the 18 lap IMCA stock car feature. Muench inherited the lead when leader Jesse Colwell dropped out with mechanical woes halfway through the contest. A caution with two laps to go tightened the field. Snellenberger, who was running third, passed Greg Gretz on the restart for second.

On the final lap Snellenberger pulled alongside of Muench but was unable to pull off the pass as Muench held on for the win. Snellenberger, Gretz, Dave Bouche and BJ Soquet rounded out the top five. Matt Junio, who qualified into the feature by winning one of three semi features, sliced through the field to take sixth.

Dave De Grave fought off Ed Anschutz in the waning laps to win the 16 lap IMCA hobby stock feature. Anschutz, Joe White, Dan Davister and Mike Mueller rounded out the top five..

Next Friday night, May 12 will be Baylakes Bank church night at the track, as track officials welcome members of several
local parishes to the speedway. A full program is on tap with racing getting underway 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.

RACE SUMMARY

30 lap WDLMA late model feature – Russ Scheffler, Waukesha; Ron Berna, Green Bay; Troy Springborn, Shawano; Tim Buhler, Glenbeulah; Tom Naeyaert, Shawano; Nick Anvelink, Navarino; Randy Markwardt, Sheboygan; MJ McBride, Shawano; Gordie Seegert, Oostburg; Eric Pember, Pittsville; George Scheffler, Waukesha; Frank Geiger, Whitelaw; Ron Stroika, New Berlin; Cody Grosskruetz, Clintonville; Nate Winkel, Oostburg; Michelle Ploeckelman, Green Bay; Terry Anvelink, Navarino; Pete Parker, Kaukauna; Jim Schmidt, Cleveland; Todd Jensema, Oostburg (DNS)

12 lap semi-feature – Terry Anvelink; Pember; Stroika; Geiger; Jensema

10 lap heats
1) Springborn; Grosskruetz
2) Scheffler; Berna
3) Schmidt; Nick Anvelink

20 lap IMCA modified feature – Danny Deau, Little Suamico; Benji LaCrosse, Luxemburg; RM Van Pay, Denmark; Brian Joski, Green Bay; Dean Maurer, De Pere; Jay Matthias, De Pere

10 lap semi features –
1st) Dan Ratajczak, Frog Station; Todd Dart, Algoma; Lance Arnenson, Oconto Falls; Mike Mullen, Seymour
2nd) Mike Mashl, De Pere; Sean Jerovetz, Little Suamico; Randy LeMieux Jr., Sturgeon Bay; Randy Back, Green Bay
3rd) Jared Siefert, Green Bay; Shawn Kilgore, Kewaunee; Chad Wilcox, Pulaski; Eric Van Iten, Green Bay

10 lap heats
1) Jeremy Jacobs, Kewaunee; Dave Werbelow Jr., Shawano
2) Brian Mullen, Seymour; Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay
3) Danny Deau, Little Suamico
4) Eric Scribner, Kiel; Dean Maurer, De Pere
5) LaCrosse; Dave Zeitler, Luxemburg

18 lap IMCA stock car feature -Troy Muench, Green Bay; Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski; Greg Gretz, Kewaunee; Dave Bouche, Algoma; BJ Soquet, Luxemburg; Matt Junio, Casco

10 lap semi features
1) Cory Cochart, Kewaunee; Kyle Frederick, Gillett; Laurel Ettien, Luxemburg; Dave Davister, Luxemburg
2) Junio; Dan Michonski, Leopolis; Shawn Havel, Brussels; Kraig Gretz, Kewaunee
3) Eugene Gregorich, Kewaunee; Doug Morgan, Mishicot; Jamie Colwell, Greenleaf; Charlie Kroll, Forestville

10 lap heats
1) Dave Bouche, Algoma; Troy Muench, Green Bay
2) Jeff Vlies, Kewaunee; Jason Czarapata, Pulaski
3) Jesse Colwell, Greenleaf; Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski
4) Tony Schlei, Zion, Il Mark Derenne, Luxemburg
5) Greg Gretz, Kewaunee; Mike Wietor, Green Bay

16 lap IMCA hobby stock feature – Dave De Grave, Luxemburg; Ed Anschutz, Algoma; Joe White, Oconto Falls; Dan Davister, Luxemburg; Mike Mueller, Green Bay; Frank Paul, Kewaunee

8 lap heats
1) Keith Kickbush, Kewaunee; Clint Forstner, Oconto Falls
2) Anschutz; De Grave
3) Tom Brumlic, Denmark; Duane Mertens, Casco

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