Race Reports

Siefert Snares Last Lap Luxemburg IMCA Mod Win!

By Joe Verdegan

July 27, 2007; Luxemburg, WI. -Points leader Jared Siefert of Green Bay passed Shawn Kilgore of Kewaunee for the lead on the last lap to capture his sixth, 25 lap IMCA modified feature at Luxemburg Speedway Friday night.

A total of 110 cars were in attendance including 26 IMCA modifieds, 31 IMCA stock cars, 18 IMCA hobby stocks, 13 northern sportmods and 22 sport fours.

Danny Deau motored past Evan Madden for the lead on the second lap of the 25 lap contest. Kilgore moved into second by lap four and rode the high line around Deau to take the lead on lap nine. Kilgore pulled away to a comfortable five car length margin, which Dave Werbelow and Deau diced for second.

With seven laps to go Siefert stormed from his 11th starting spot, into second with five laps to go. Siefert began pressuring Kilgore, taking the lead as the white flag was displayed. Siefert hung on to claim his sixth feature flag of the year. Kilgore settled for second place money, followed by Deau, Dave Werbelow and Jason Czarapata.

Ellisville’s Bob Waechter swept action in the IMCA stock car class, winning his heat and fighting off pressure from brothers Jesse and Jamie Colwell in the waning laps to capture his second feature of the division.

Algoma’s Tony Bouche outraced fellow front row starter Mike Gilson into the lead at the drop of the green, only to surrender the top spot to Waechter by lap five. Rod Snellenberger, who started ninth, worked his way to third by lap five and wrestled second away from Bouche on lap seven and began reeling in Waechter, who had built up a five car length lead. Caution flew on lap 15, which tightened the field. On the restart Snellenberger slapped the frontstretch wall as Jamie and Jesse Colwell ducked underneath to take second and third, respectively.
The Colwell brothers put heavy pressure on Waechter but Waechter was up for the challenge, taking the win. Jesse and Jamie finished second and third, respectively followed by Snellenberger and Brian Bruechert.

Lomira’s Jesse Kanas inherited the lead with two laps to go when leader Dan Davister suddenly faded out of the top four, with Kanas winning his third 18 lap IMCA hobby stock feature. Marcus Moede, Dave De Grave, Chad Kaminski and Chris Christensen rounded out the top five. De Pere’s Tim Jorgenson fought off arch rival Eugene Gregorich in the final laps to win his third 15 lap IMCA northern sportmod feature of the year.

Oneida’s Jason Cornelius won his second straight, 15 lap sport four feature. In pre-race ceremonies Tony Bouche was honored by track officials and his longtime sponsor Dorsch Ford Kia for his 30 years of racing.

Next Friday night, August 3 the fifth annual Beverly Gardens Luxemburg Legends night will take place. Former drivers spanning four decades worth of racing will be honored during a ceremony at intermission. 12 restored coupes and vintage modifieds will be on display courtesy of the Vintage Modified Stock Car Club of Milwaukee.

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.

RACE SUMMARY

25 LAP IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE – Jared Siefert, Green Bay; Shawn Kilgore, Kewaunee; Danny Deau, Little Suamico;
Dave Werbelow, Shawano; Jason Czarapata, Pulaski;Benji LaCrosse, Luxemburg

12 LAP SEMI-FEATURES 1) RM Van Pay, Denmark; Kyle Kudick, Mishicot; Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; Brian Joski, Luxemburg

10 LAP HEATS 1) Jason Czarapata, Pulaski; Jay Matthias, De Pere
2) LaCrosse; Evan Madden, Algoma
3) Kilgore; Werbelow

22 LAP IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE – Bob Waechter, Ellisville; Jesse Colwell,, Greenleaf; Jamie Colwell, Greenleaf; Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski; Brian Bruechert, Kewaunee; Travis Van Straten,Hortonville

12 LAP SEMI-FEATURES 1) Kyle Wanner ,Suamico; Troy Muench, New Franken; Jay Matthias, De Pere; Ben Kroll, New Franken;
2) Tony Schlei, Zion, IL.; Pat Davister, Luxemburg; Doug Kropp, Green Bay; Von Eytchson, Forestville

10 LAP HEATS 1) Kerry Havlovetz, Maribel; Brian Ambrosius, Pulaski
2) Mike Gilson, Greenleaf; Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay
3) Tony Bouche, Algoma; Rod Snellenberger
4) Waechter; Colwell

18 LAP IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE – Jesse Kanas, Lomira;Marcus Moede, Casco; Dave De Grave, Luxemburg;
Chad Kaminski, Luxemburg; Dan Davister, Luxemburg; Chris Christensen, Carlsville

10 LAP HEATS 1) De Grave; Davister
2) Moede; Tom Brumlic, Denmark

15 LAP IMCA NORTHERN SPORTMOD FEATURE – Tim Jorgenson, De Pere; Eugene Gregorich, Kewaunee; Steve Svoboda, Green Bay; Eric Arneson, Coleman; Adam White, Oconto Falls; Dave Davister, Luxemburg

10 LAP HEATS 1) Gregorich
2) Davister

15 LAP SPORT FOUR FEATURE – Jason Cornelius, Oneida; Jacob Wilcox; Pulaski; Andy Kleczka, Suamico;Jamie Miller, Suamico; JJ Anderson, Pulaski

8 LAP HEATS 1) Miller; Wilcox
2) Tyler Derenne, Luxemburg; Jeff Behm, Clintonvile
3) Kleczka; Tony Everard, Green Bay

Posted under Race Reports on July 27th, 2007