LaCrosse Romps to Fifth IMCA Mod Feature Flag!
By Joe and Jordan Verdegan
August 8, 2008; Luxemburg, WI. –Hometown driver Benji LaCrosse of Luxemburg passed Denmark’s RM Van Pay
for the lead on lap 14 and cruised to victory in the 25 lap IMCA modified feature at Luxemburg Speedway Friday night. The victory was LaCrosse’s fifth of the year and his third straight at his hometrack. A total of 113 cars were on hand, including 33 IMCA modifieds, 26 stock cars, 21 northern sportmods, 17 hobby stocks and 16 INEX Legends.
Frog Station’s Dan Ratajczak paced the opening two circuits of the 25 lap IMCA modified feature before Van Pay wrestled the lead away from Ratajczak on lap two. Van Pay began pulling away from the pack. At that same time LaCrosse had picked his way through the field from his twelfth starting spot into third by lap five and second by lap six. LaCrosse began closing in on Van Pay when a caution flew on lap 10, tightening the field.
LaCrosse stormed past Van Pay on lap 14 to take the lead. The former track champion pulled away to a comfortable lead and cruised to his fifth feature flag here of the season. Van Pay finished second, followed by Mullen and Brad Rohloff. Tim Czarneski and Sean Jerovetz placed fifth and sixth, respectively after having the qualify into the main events through semi features.
Brussels’ Troy Muench executed a three wide pass to take the lead from Pat Davister with three laps remaining and went on to win the 22 lap IMCA stock car feature.
Muench, who started 12th on the field, sliced his way through the field, cracking the top five by lap six. Muench caught up with Pat Davister and Cory Suchoski, who were engaged in a torrid battle for the lead. Muench went outside the pair on lap 19 and whisked past the duo coming out of turn four. Muench held on for the feature flag, followed by Davister, Shawn Havel, Kevin Charles and Suchoski.
De Pere’s Johnny Whitman passed Green Bay’s Troy De Grave for the lead on lap four and fought off defending track champion Tim Jorgensen and Troy Jerovetz in the final laps to collect his first, 20 lap IMCA northern sportmod feature. Trailing at the checkers were Jerovetz, Jorgensen, points leader Tracy Wassenberg and De Grave.
Denmark’s Tom Brumlic won the 18 lap IMCA hobby stock feature while Oostburg’s Kevin Brill won the 20 lap INEX Legends feature.
Next Friday night August 15 Luxemburg Implement and Concrete Finishers will sponsor the night’s events, which will include Powder Puff races. 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; RM Van Pay, Denmark; Brian Mullen, Seymour; Brad Rohloff, Pulaski; Tim Czarneski, Denmark; Sean Jerovetz, Little Suamico
12 lap semi features – 1) Jerovetz; Czarneski
2) Jared Siefert, Green Bay; Chad Wilcox, Pulaski
10 lap heats 1) Jamie Schmidt, Seymour; Dan Ratacjzak, Frog Station
2) Dan Gracyalny, Greenville ; R.M VanPay, Denmark
3) Jeremy Jacobs, Luxemburg; Mullen
4) Jay Matthias, DePere; Eddie Muenster, Green Bay
22 lap IMCA stock car feature – Troy Muench, Brussels; Pat Davister, Luxemburg; Shawn Havel, Brussels; Kevin Charles, Green Bay; Cory Suchoski, Denmark; JerryLeary, Green Bay
12 lap semi features – 1) Dave Bouche, Algoma; Jamie Colwell, Greenleaf
10 lap heats 1) Charles; Jesse Colwell, Greenleaf
2) Muench; Greg Gretz, Kewaunee
3) Sochuski; Davister
20 lap IMCA northern sportmod feature – Johnny Whitman, De Pere; Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay; Tim Jorgensen, De Pere; Tracy Wassenberg, Shawano; Troy De Grave, Eric Arneson, Coleman
10 lap heats 1) Jesse Kroll, Algoma ; Adam White, Suamico
2) Whitman Dave Davister , Luxemburg
3) DeGrave; Jerovetz
18 lap IMCA hobby stock feature – Tom Brumlic, Denmark; Chad Kaminski, Luxemburg; Dave De Grave, Luxemburg; Marcus Moede, Casco; Jared Van Laanen, Green Bay; Wes Salentine, Luxemburg
10 lap heats 1) Moede; Luke Lemmens, Kewaunee
2) John Hill, Sturgeon Bay; Salentine
20 lap feature – Kevin Brill, Oostburg; Brian Peterson, Mukwanago; Greg Hartlaub, Sheboygan Falls; Jeff Steenbergen, Waupun; Phil VanTatenhove, Sheboygan Falls; Joe Johnson, Slinger
8 lap heats 1) VanTatenhove; Johnson
2) Eric Barth, Sauk City; Peterson