Lautenbach and Arneson Win First Career Features at Luxemburg
By Greg Aregoni
June 1, 2007; Luxemburg, WI. – Jeff Lautenbach and Eric Arneson both picked up their first career feature wins
in both the IMCA Hobby Stock and IMCA Northern Sportmod Features. 132 cars entered the pits looking
for feature wins including 38 IMCA Stockcars, 32 IMCA Modifieds, 20 IMCA Hobby Stocks, 19 Sportmods, and 23
The IMCA Stockcars were the first cars on the track for their 22 lap feature event. Rob Waechter and Mark Derenne took turns swapping the lead. Waechter used the bottom groove with Derenne up on top. Waechter
finally took command on lap 6 and started to pull away. A caution on lap 10 grouped the field allowing Jesse Colwell, Jamie Colwell and “Hot Rod” Snellenberger to catch up. Hot Rod shot like a cannon on the restart on the outside and grabbed the lead coming out of turn two. Jesse Colwell quickly made his way to second and made his bid for the lead.
Colwell made quick work of Snellenberger and pulled away from the rest of the field to win his first feature of the season. Snellenberger inched out Jamie Colwell for second followed by Matt Junio, and Greg Gretz.
Chad Wilcox and Eddie Muenster led the field to the green flag of the IMCA Modified 25 lap feature. Muenster grabbed the lead at the drop of the green flag with Shawn Kilgore right behind. Kilgore stayed right on the back bumper of Muenster as the two put distance on the rest of the field. As the caution flew on lap 10 Sean Jerovetz made his way to third. Jerovetz used the great restart to get past Kilgore and Muenster for the lead. Kilgore was able to maintain second but was never able to make a charge. Jerovetz won in convincing fashion; picking up his first win of the season. Kilgore was second, followed by Jared Siefert, Brian Mullen, and Jeremy Jacobs.
Jeff Lautenbach had led every lap in his career in the IMCA Hobby Stock division except the final lap. He has blown tires, broke axles, and blown motors all on the last lap while leading the feature. That all changed Friday Night. Lautenbach took the lead from the drop of the green flag in the 16 lap IMCA Hobby Stock feature. Lautenbach took off and wasn’t
challenged until two laps to go when Jesse Kanas entered the picture. Kansas tried both the High-line and the low-line but couldn’t make the pass. He tried one more time in turn three on the white flag lap but wasn’t able to make the pass. Lautenbach won his first career feature followed by Kanas, Eddie Anschutz, Scott Boulanger, and Brandon Peterson.
Dave Davister looked like the man to beat all race long in the IMCA Northern Sportmod feature. With 4 laps to go and a