LaCrosse Wins IMCA Mod Feature Number Six at Luxemburg!
By Joe and Jordan Verdegan
August 15, 2008; Luxemburg, WI. –Hometown driver Benji LaCrosse continued his domination at Luxemburg Speedway Friday night by winning his fourth straight 25 lap IMCA modified feature at the third-mile, clay oval. The win
was LaCrosse’s sixth of the season here.
A total of 128 cars were on hand, including 40 IMCA modifieds, 25 stock cars, 26 northern sportmods,
22 hobby stocks and 15 sport fours.
Green Bay’s Kyle Lentz paced the opening five laps of the contest before Little Suamico’s Danny Deau ducked underneath to take the lead on lap six. Deau kept the lead but LaCrosse passed Deau on a lap 8 restart for the top spot..
After a lap 15 yellow LaCrosse kept his lead, and quickly distanced himself from the rest of the field. LaCrosse maintained the lead through three more cautions to hang on for the victory. RM Van Pay, who battled his way through the field from the back by winning a semi-feature, came home in second, after trading paint with LaCrosse on the final round. Points leader Brian Mullen took third, followed by his brother Scott Mullen and Tim Czarneski.
Green Bay’s John Heinz swept action in the IMCA stock car class, winning both the heat and 22 lap feature, his first of the year here.
Green Bay’s Mike Pierrard paced the opening seven circuits of the 22 lap contest before a lap seven caution flew for a three car pileup in turn four. When racing resumed Green Bay’s John Heinz wrestled the lead away from Pierrard with Greg Gretz on his tail in second. Heinz went to work distancing himself from the field, only to have Gretz begin chopping away at Heinz’ lead.
Gretz ran out of time as Heinz collected the victory. Gretz took second, followed by Charlie Kroll, Troy Muench, who worked his way up from 14th, and Shawn Havel.
Green Bay’s Troy De Grave survived several caution periods to win his first, IMCA northern sportmod feature. The event ran 16 laps, and was shortened due to time limit.
Denmark’s Tom Brumlic also netted a sweep in the IMCA hobby stock division, winning both the heat and 20 lap IMCA hobby stock feature. Brumlic fought off points leader Dave De Grave in the final laps for the win. Little Suamico’s Tailor Ness, a fourth generation driver, captured his first 15 lap sport four feature.
Next Friday night August 22 Venture One Stop, Main Street Crossing and MacDonald’s will be sponsoring the night’s activities to help celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Village of Luxemburg. A 50 lap IMCA modified feature will be on tap, along with a full program in all five divisions. Ronald MacDonald will make an appearance at the track from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 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 luxemburgspeedway.com.
25 lap IMCA modified feature – Benji LaCrosse, Luxemburg; RM Van Pay, Denmark; Brian Mullen, Seymour; Scott Mullen, Seymour; Tim Czarneski, Denmark; Julie McDermid, Oconto
12 lap semi features – 1) Mike Wedelstadt, Fremont; Chad Bartel, Shiocton
2) VanPay; Sean Jerovetz, Little Suamico
10 lap heats 1) Shawn Frelich, Kaukauna; Deau
2) Scott Mullen; Eric Scribner, Forest Junction
3) M.J Hintz, DePere; Shawn Kilgore, Kewaunee
4) LaCrosse; Kyle Lentz, Green Bay
5) Dave Zeitler, Green Bay; Brian Mullen
22 lap IMCA stock car feature – John Heinz, Green Bay; Greg Gretz, Kewaunee; Charlie Kroll, Forestville; Troy Muench, Brussels; Shawn Havel, Brussels; Ben Kroll, New Franken
12 lap semi features – 1) Kroll; Pat Davister, Luxemburg
10 lap heats 1) Kerry Havlovetz, Maribel; Mike Conard, Green Bay
2) Heinz; Jerry Leary, Green Bay
3) Gretz; Jesse Colwell, Greenleaf
20 lap IMCA northern sportmod feature – Troy De Grave, Green Bay; Travis Cain, Oconto; Brad Lautenbach, New Franken; Adam White, Little Suamico; Jesse Kroll, Algoma; Aaron Holiday, Green Bay
12 lap Semi Feature- 1) Tracy Wassenberg, Shawano; Eric Arneson, Coleman
10 lap heats 1) Reagan May, DePere; Cain
2) Tim Jorgensen, De Pere; Kroll,
3) Jerovetz; Ian Lassanske, Oconto
18 lap IMCA hobby stock feature – Tom Brumlic, Denmark; Dave De Grave, Luxemburg; Chad Kaminski, Luxemburg; John Hill, Sturgeon Bay; Marcus Moede, Casco; Brandon Peterson, Sturgeon Bay
10 lap heats 1) Brumlic; Hill
2) Moede; Chris Christensen, Sturgeon Bay
3) DeGrave; Tyler Wilson, Sobieski
Sport Fours 15 lap feature – Tailor Ness, Little Suamico; Jeff Behm, Clintonville; Jason Cornelius,
Oneida; Kendall Odekirk, New Holstein; Kevin Birr, Oconto; Matt Frisch, Oconto
6 lap heats 1) Mike Prey, Oconto; Odekirk
2) Ralph Legois, Oconto; Phil Martzahl, Freedom
Powder Puff winners – Angie Wolf; Brook Boulanger