LaCrosse Scores Second IMCA Mod Sweep at Luxemburg!
By Joe Verdegan
May 16, 2008; Luxemburg, WI. — For the second time this season hometown driver Benji LaCrosse netted a clean
sweep of activities in the IMCA modified division at Luxemburg Speedway Friday night. LaCrosse passed Billy LeMieux of Sturgeon Bay for the lead on lap 14 to win the 25 lap IMCA modified feature.
A total of 158 cars attended the opening night races, including 37 IMCA modifieds, 43 stock cars, 32 northern sportmods, 21 hobby stocks and 25 sport fours.
LeMieux shot into the lead at the drop of the green from the pole position. LeMieux held the lead through three early yellows. On a lap four restart Seymour’s Mike Mullen slipped into the lead with LaCrosse hot on his heels. LeMieux repassed Mullen for the lead using the high line on lap seven. LaCrosse also went to the top and tried to keep LeMieux in his sights.
LaCrosse reeled in LeMieux on lap 14 and ducked underneath LeMieux for the lead. LaCrosse kept all challengers
at bay to collect his second feature flag here of the season. Brian Mullen emerged triumphant in a late race battle with his son Mike Mullen to take second. LeMieux settled for fourth while defending track champion Jared Siefert rounded out the top five finishers.
Kewaunee’s Brian Bruechert passed Mike Pierrard of Green Bay for the lead on lap 10 and hung on to win the 22 lap IMCA stock car feature. Greenleaf’s Jesse Colwell took second, after having to qualify into the feature by winning a semi feature. Colwell was followed by Pierrard, Jamie Cowell and Matt Junio.
Green Bay’s Troy Jerovetz passed Marcus Yarie for the lead on lap six and held on through a pair of cautions to win his second straight 20 lap IMCA Northern sportmod feature. Adam White applied pressure at the end but wound up second, followed by Tim Jorgensen, Travis Cain and Tracy Wassenberg.
Luxemburg’s Dave De Grave passed Scott Boulanger for the lead on lap seven and went on to win his third straight, 18 lap IMCA hobby stock feature.
The sport four feature was cancelled due to rain. The purse money and points were divided evenly by all the feature drivers.
Bushville’s Tim Czarnecki barrel rolled his IMCA modified several times in the frontstretch during a semi feature. Czarnecki emerged unhurt but the car sustained significant damage.
Racing resumes next Friday 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; Brian Mullen, Seymour; Mike Mullen, Seymour; Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; Jared Siefert, Green Bay; Jerry Muenster, Green Bay
12 lap semi features – 1st) Jay Matthias, De Pere; Todd Dart, Algoma
2nd) Dave Zeitler, Luxemburg; Shawn Kilgore, Kewaunee
10 lap heats 1) Billy LeMieux; Eric Mullen, Seymour
2) Kudick; Dan Ratacjzak, Frog Station
3) Jerry Wilinski, Seymour; Jeremie Hedrick, Shawano
4) LaCrosse; Jason Czarapata, Pulaski
22 lap IMCA stock car feature – Brian Bruechert, Kewaunee; Jesse Colwell, Greenleaf; Mike Pierrard, Green Bay; Jamie Colwell, Greenleaf; Matt Junio, Casco; Troy Muench, New Franken
12 lap semi features – 1) Jesse Colwell; Ben Kroll, New Franken
2) Greg Gretz, Kewaunee; Jamie Colwell, Greenleaf
3) Von Etychenson, Forestville; Charlie Kroll, Forestville
10 lap heats 1) Brian Ambrosius, Pulaski; Brian Bruechert
2) Bob Schampers, Green Bay; Rick Dix, Green Bay
3) Kraig Gretz, Kewaunee; Pierrard
4) Cory Suchoski, Bolt; Tim Czarnecki, Bushville
5) Derrick Bruechert, Kewaunee; Cory Cochart, Brussels
18 lap IMCA northern sportmod feature – Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay; Adam White Oconto Falls; Tim Jorgensen, De Pere; Travis Cain, Oconto; Tracy Wassenberg, Shawano; Marcus Yarie, Wausau
12 lap semi-features 1) Chad Nelson, Little Suamico; Josh Long, Green Bay
2) Jeff Vlies, Kewaunee; Mark Christensen, Mishicot
10 lap heats 1) Joe White, Oconto Falls; Dennis Meisler, Luxemburg
2) Chad Guyette, Black Creek; Keith Kickbush, Kewaunee
3) Jeff Dubois, Luxemburg; Jerovetz
4) Troy De Grave, Green Bay; Cain
15 lap IMCA hobby stock feature – Dave De Grave, Luxemburg; Tom Brumlic, Denmark; Marcus Moede, Casco; Scott Boulanger, Luxemburg; Chad Kaminski, Luxemburg; Dean Anhalt, Mishicot
10 lap heats 1) Scott Boulanger, Luxemburg; Dean Anhalt, Mishicot
2) Chris Christensen, Sturgeon Bay; Jason LaViolette, Sturgeon Bay
15 lap sport four feature – rained out
6 lap semi-feature – Brad Williquette, Suamico
8 lap heats 1) Brandon McKeefry, Pulaski; Jesse Heise, Green Bay
2) Phil Martzahl, Freedom; Andy Kleczka, Pulaski
3) Matt Frisch, Green Bay; Jason Cornelius, Oneida