Siefert Snaps LaCrosse’s Win Streak at Luxemburg!
By Joe and Jordan Verdegan
August 22, 2008; Luxemburg, WI. — Defending track champion Jared Siefert of Green Bay ended hometown driver
Benji LaCrosse’s domination of winning the last four weeks at Luxemburg Speedway. Siefert fought off LaCrosse in the final laps to capture the 50 lap IMCA modified feature Friday night.
Forest Junction’s Eric Scribner outdueled fellow front row starter Jame Tebon of Algoma into the lead at the drop of the green on the 50 lap contest. The race had three laps in when a Dan Gracyalny spin on lap three drew an amber. When racing resumed Scribner kept the lead while Danny Deau whisked past Tebon for the second spot.
Scribner rode the cushion around the third mile, clay oval but Deau quickly closed the gap. By lap nine Deau challenged Scribner for the lead. On lap 10 Scribner bobbled in the marbles, opening the door for Deau to take the lead, which he did. Deau quickly built a comfortable cushion between himself and the rest of the field.
Deau began picking his way through lapped cars until a lap 21 yellow flew for a Jerry Wilinski spin. On the restart LaCrosse, who started in row six, battled his way into second by lap 23. A lap 26 yellow flew for a Jay Matthias spin, which once again tightened the field.
Siefert motored past LaCrosse and Deau for the lead on lap 28. Another Gracyalny spin drew a lap 33 caution. With 17 laps remaining Siefert maintained his lead. A pair of cautions flew, the last one on lap 48, setting up a two lap shootout to the finish. Siefert fought off LaCrosse’s challenge for the win. LaCrosse settled for second, followed by Brian Mullen, Sean Jerovetz and Deau.
New Franken’s Troy Muench executed a three wide pass around Tony Bouche and Travis Van Straten for the lead on lap 16 and went on to capture his second, 22 lap IMCA stock car feature of the season here.
Van Straten settled for second at the pay window, followed by Bouche in his best performance of the year. Mike Pierrard and Jesse Colwell, who captured the division championship by qualifying into the feature.
Defending track champion Tim Jorgensen of De Pere passed Adam White for the lead on lap seven and went on to win the 20 lap IMCA northern sportmod feature. White hung on for second, followed by Troy De Grave, Cory Cochart and Keith Kickbush.
Luxemburg’s Scott Boulanger swept action in the IMCA hobby stock class, winning his heat and the 18 lap feature.
Boulanger passed Jared Van Lannen of Green Bay for the lead on a lap 10 restart. The victory was Boulanger’s second of the season.
Next Friday night August 29 Tri County Heating will sponsor championship night at the races. Champions in five divisions will be crowned. 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.
50 lap IMCA modified feature – Jared Siefert, Green Bay; Benji LaCrosse, Luxemburg; Brian Mullen, Seymour; Sean Jerovetz, Little Suamico; Danny Deau, Little Suamico; Eric Scribner, Forest Junction; Shawn Kilgore, Kewaunee; Todd Dart, Algoma; Jerry Wilinski, Seymour; Kyle Lentz, Green Bay
12 lap semi features – 1) Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; Jay Matthias, De Pere;
2) Tim Czarneski, Denmark; Jason Czarapata, Pulaski
10 lap heats 1) James Tebon, Algoma; Mullen
2) Scribner; Dave Zeitler, Luxemburg
3) Wilinski; Kyle Kudick, Mishicot
4) Deau; Art Siefert, Green Bay
22 lap IMCA stock car feature – Troy Muench, Brussels; Travis Van Straten, Hortonville; Tony Bouche, Algoma; Mike Pierrard, Green Bay; Jesse Colwell, Greenleaf; Kerry Havlovetz, Maribel
12 lap semi feature Matt Junio, Casco; John Heinz, Green Bay
10 lap heats 1) Greg Gretz, Kewaunee; Kerry Havolvetz, Maribel
2) Cory Suchocki, Denmark; Dave Bouche, Algoma
3) Doug Kropp; Pierrard
20 lap IMCA northern sportmod feature – Tim Jorgensen, De Pere; Adam White, Little Suamico; Troy De Grave, Green Bay; Cory Cochart, Brussels; Keith Kickbush, Kewaunee; Dennis Miesler, Luxemburg
10 lap heats 1) Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay; Rick Kretschmann, Sheboygon Falls
2) Kickbush Brad Lautenbach, New Franken
18 lap IMCA hobby stock feature – Scott Boulanger, Luxemburg; Tom Brumlic, Denmark; Marcus Moede,
Casco; Dvae De Grave, Luxemburg; Chad Kaminski, Luxemburg; Frank Paul, Luxemburg
10 lap heats 1) Boulanger; Aaron Zellner, Luxemburg
2) Moede, DeGrave