Nick Anvelink Captures Luxemburg Late Model Special!
By Joe Verdegan
July 15, 2007; Luxemburg, WI. – Bonduel’s Nick Anvelink passed Shawano’s Tom Naeyaert for the lead on lap 24 and skillfully weaved through lapped cars to win the caution free, 40 lap Seubert Calf Ranches late model special at Luxemburg Speedway Friday night. A total of 91 cars were in the pits, including 18 late models, 30 IMCA modifieds, 24 stock cars and 19 northern sportmods.
Polesitter Russ Scheffler of Waukesha paced the opening 13 laps of the contest until Naeyeart whisked by to take the lead on lap 13. Anvelink, who started sixth, caught up to Naeyaert on lap 22 and passed him two laps later to take the lead.
Anvelink worked his way through lapped traffic the rest of the way to take the win. Naeyeart, who won here Friday night in a Fastrak late model event, took second, followed by Scheffler, Troy Springborn and Pete Parker. Hometown driver Benji LaCrosse swept action in the IMCA modified division, as the defending track, regional and national IMCA modified champion passed Shawano’s Dave Werbelow on lap fifteen to claim his first 25 lap IMCA modified feature of the year here. After an aborted start at the drop of the green, the contest went caution free the rest of the way.
Shawano’s Dave Werbelow outraced fellow front row starter Art Siefert to the lead at the drop of the green. While Werbelow maintained the lead Siefert kept his racer stuck to the bottom. By lap 13 Benji LaCrosse had stormed through the pack from 10th into second, as he worked the high line chasing Werbelow for the lead.
LaCrosse drove around Werbelow for the top spot on lap fifteen and went on to build a comfortable cushion to claim the win.
Pulaski’s Rod Snellenberger passed Luxemburg’s Pat Davister for the lead on lap 10 and went on to win his third 22 lap IMCA stock car feature of the season here. The victory went green-to-checkered without a caution. Davister settled for second place money, followed by Charlie Kroll, Jay Matthias and Jesse Colwell.
Kewaunee’s Eugene Gregorich passed Tim Jorgenson for the lead on the final lap to capture his fourth 18 lap IMCA northern sportmod feature of the season. Trailing at the checkers were Jorgenson, Eric Arneson, Travis Cain and Marcus Yarie.
There will be no racing on Friday, July 20 due to the Kewaunee County Fair. Weekly racing will resume Friday, July 27 on Dorsch Ford Kia night at the track. All five weekly divisions will be in action, beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday night with racing commencing at 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information call 920 863 8446. The track phone is 920 845 2300. The track’s website is luxemburgspeedway.com.
40 LAP LATE MODEL FEATURE – Nick Anvelink, Bonduel; Tom Naeyaert, Shawano; Russ Scheffler, Waukesha; Troy Springborn, Shawano; Pete Parker, Kaukauna; Terry Anvelink, Navarino; Frank Geiger, Whitelaw; Tim Buhler, Glenbeulah; George Scheffler, Waukesha; MJ McBride, Shawano; Todd Jensema, Oostburg; Rick Scheffler, Waukesha; Paul Parker, Kaukauna; Joe Reuter, Shawano; Scott Sorwheide, Chilton; Ron Bomber, Rio Creek; Joe McGrath, Hartford; Kyle Odekirk, Oostburg (DNS)
10 LAP HEATS 1) Pete Parker; George Scheffler
2) Russ Scheffler; Reuter
25 LAP IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE – Benji LaCrosse, Luxemburg; Dave Werbelow, Shawano; Art Siefert, Green Bay; Jared Siefert, Green Bay; Tim Van De Hei, De Pere; Randy LeMieux,Sturgeon Bay
12 LAP SEMI-FEATURES – 1) Jason Czarapata, Pulaski; Jerry Muenster, Green Bay; Dan Rataczjak, Frog Station
2) Jared Siefert, Green Bay; Kyle Kudick, Mishicot; Dave Fischer, Green Bay
10 LAP HEATS 1) Shawn Kilgore, Kewaunee; Randy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay
2) Brian Joski, Luxemburg; Art Siefert
3) LaCrosse; Werbelow
22 LAP IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE – Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski; Pat Davister, Luxemburg; Charlie Kroll, Forestville; Jay Matthias, De Pere; Jesse Colwell, Greenleaf; Greg Gretz, Kewaunee
12 LAP SEMI-FEATURE – Brian Bruechert, Kewaunee; Shawn Wagner, Pulaski; Tony Schlei, Zion, IL
10 LAP HEATS 1)Travis Van Straten, Hortonville; Brian Ambrosius, Pulaski
2) Davister; Troy Muench, Brussels
3) Von Eychenson, Forestville; Kroll
18 LAP IMCA NORTHERN SPORTMOD FEATURE – Eugene Gregorich, Kewaunee; Tim Jorgenson, De Pere; Eric Arneson, Coleman; Travis Cain, Oconto; Marcus Yarie, Wausau; Adam White, Oconto Falls
10 LAP HEATS 1) Jorgenson; Marcus Yarie, Wausau
2) Duwayne Mertens, Casco; Cain