LaCrosse Collects Fourth Luxemburg IMCA Mod Win!
By Joe and Jordan Verdegan
August 1, 2008; Luxemburg, WI. — Hometown driver Benji LaCrosse passed veteran RM Van Pay of Denmark for the lead on lap sixteen and weaved his way through lapped traffic to win the caution free, 25 lap IMCA modified feature at
Luxemburg Speedway Friday night.
A total of 129 cars were in attendance, including 40 IMCA modifieds, 31 stock cars, 23 northern sportmods, 22 hobby stocks and 13 sport fours.
Shiocton’s Chad Bartel took the early lead in the IMCA mod main with Van Pay passing him for the lead on lap two. LaCrosse, who started in row five, threaded his way through the pack to third by lap 10 and second by lap 12. LaCrosse used the bottom groove to slip past Van Pay. LaCrosse sprinted to nearly a half lap lead and threaded his way through lapped cars to capture the win. Tim Czarneski beat Van Pay to the line for second in his best performance of the year. Van Pay took third, followed by Bartel and Brian Mullen, who fought his way into the feature by winning a semi-feature.
Greenleaf’s Jesse Colwell passed Eric Malfroid for the lead on a lap five restart and survived several caution periods to win the time shortened, 16 lap IMCA stock car feature. Kewaunee brothers Kraig and Greg Gretz took second and third, respectively. Jesse’s brother Jamie Colwell, battled his way to a fourth place finish by winning a semi-feature. Casco’s Matt Junio did the same, winning a semi feature and scoring a fifth place
Defending track champion Tim Jorgensen of De Pere survived a pair of caution periods and a few scary moments with lapped cars to win the 20 lap IMCA northern sportmod feature.
Hometown driver Scott Boulanger inherited the lead on a restart with two laps remaining and went on to win the 18 lap IMCA hobby stock feature, his second here of the season.
In lap 15 leader George Paul and points leader Dave De Grave collided and spun off the track, forcing a caution and a green-white-checkered finish.
Racing resumed after an aborted restart and Boulanger crossed the finish line first with John Hill glued to his rear bumper. Chad Kaminski, Mike Mueller and Jarred Van Laanen rounded out the top five finishers.
Freedom’s Phil Martzahl scored a clean sweep in the sport four division, scoring the heat and 15 lap feature win.
Next Friday night August 8 Miller beer will sponsor Luxemburg Legends night. The INEX Legends will make their second appearance of the season. Racing begins 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.
25 lap IMCA modified feature – Benji LaCrosse, Luxemburg; Tim Czarneski, Denmark; RM Van Pay, Chad Bartel, Shiocton; Brian Mullen, Seymour; Scott Mullen, Seymour
12 lap semi features – 1) Shawn Kilgore, New Franken; Todd Dart, Algoma 2) Brian Mullen; Brad Rohloff, Pulaski
10 lap heats 1) Dan Rataczjak, Frog Station; Scott Mullen
2) Art Siefert, Green Bay; Dan Gracyalny, Greenville
3) Jared Siefert, Green Bay; Tim Czarneski, Denmark
4) Bartel; Jay Matthias, Luxemburg
5) VanPay; LaCrosse
22 lap IMCA stock car feature – Jesse Colwell, Greenleaf; Kraig Gretz, Kewaunee; Greg Gretz, Kewaunee; Jamie Colwell, Greenleaf; Matt Junio, Casco; Eric Malfroid, Luxemburg
12 lap semi features – 1)Jamie Cowell; Shawn Havel, Algoma 2) Junio Troy Muench
10 lap heats 1) Kraig Gretz; Malfroid
2) Tyler Smith, Luxemburg; Ben Kroll, New Franken
3) Doug Kropp, Green Bay; Brain Bruechert, Kewaunee
4) Rick Dix,Green Bay; Rob Waechter, Ellisville
20 lap IMCA northern sportmod feature – Tim Jorgensen, De Pere; Travis Cain, Oconto; Troy De Grave, Green Bay; Tracy Wassenberg, Shawano; Josh Long, Green Bay; Shawn Potts, Denmark
10 lap heats 1) Long; Potts
2) Cain; Jeff DuBois, Luxemburg
3) Dave Davister, Luxemburg; Keith Kickbush, Kewaunee
18 lap IMCA hobby stock feature – Scott Boulanger, Luxemburg; John Hill, Sturgeon Bay; Chad Kaminski, Luxemburg; Mike Mueller, Green Bay; Jarred Van Laanen, Green Bay; Wes Salentine, Luxemburg
10 lap heats 1) Mueller; Van Laanen
2) Tyler Wilson, Sobieski; Marcus Moede, Luxemburg
3) Tom Brumlic, Denmark; Boulanger
18 lap sport four feature – Phil Martzahl, Freedom; Jacob Wilcox, Pulaski; Tony Everard, Green Bay; Kendall Odekirk, New Holstein; Justin Vannieuwenhoven, Green Bay; Jason Cornelius, Oneida
8 lap heats 1) Martzahl; Odekirk
2) Cornelius; Kyle Burmeister, Kewaunee