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Veteran Zeitler Sweeps Luxemburg IMCA Mods!

Posted under Race Reports on May 9th, 2008

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By Joe Verdegan

May 9, 2008; Luxemburg, WI. — Hometown driver Dave Zeitler of Luxemburg survived several caution periods and a late race charge by defending track champion Jared Siefert of Green Bay to capture the time shortened, 12 lap IMCA modified feature at Luxemburg Speedway Friday night. Zeitler also won his heat, netting a sweep of the division for the night.

A weekly track record 163 cars were on hand, including 40 IMCA modifieds, 44 stock cars, 32 northern sportmods, 21 hobby stocks and 26 sport fours.

A pair of cautions in the first three laps got the IMCA modified feature off to a slow start. Polesitter Tim Czarnecki paced the lead on the restart with Zeitler pulling alongside of Czarnecki to challenge for the lead. Zeitler wrestled the lead away on lap five, only to have the lap wiped away when Jason Czarapata looped his mount in turn
two, drawing an amber.

A handful of cautions flew within the next few circuits. When racing resumed Zeitler took the lead with SIefert moving into second.

Siefert kept Zeitler in his sights. Time expired with just 10 laps in, setting up a two lap dash to the finish. Siefert settled for second at the pay window, followed by Tim Czarnecki Eric Van Iten and Brian Mullen.

Green Bay’s Troy Jerovetz passed Travis Cain for the lead on lap 15 and cruised to victory in the 18 lap IMCA northern sportmod main. Trailing at the checkers were Cain, Chad Guyette, Mark Christensen and Joe White. Jerovetz also won his heat, scoring a clean sweep. Greenleaf’s Jamie Colwell passed Kewaunee’s Brian Bruechert for the lead on lap 11 and
maintained the lead to win the 20 lap IMCA stock car feature. Bruechert, John Heinz, Greg Gretz and Jesse Colwell followed.

Luxemburg’s Dave De Grave won his second straight IMCA hobby stock feature while Ralph Legois won the sport 4 feature, his second of the year.

A pair of drivers escaped injuries when their mounts barrel rolled several times in their respective divisions. Luxemburg’s Tyler Dorn and New Franken’s Ben Kroll each rolled their mounts in the sport four and IMCA stock car classes, respectively. Not only were they uninjured, but both drove their cars into the pits without the assistance of a wrecker.

Racing resumes next Friday night beginning at 7 p.m.

The track phone is 920 845 2300. The track website is luxemburgspeedway.com. Luxemburg Speedway is located 15 minutes east of Green Bay off highway 54 in Luxemburg.

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RACE SUMMARY

12 LAP IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE – Dave Zeitler, Luxemburg; Jared Siefert, Green Bay; Tim Czarnecki, Bushville; Eric Van Iten, Green Bay; Brian Mullen, Seymour; Todd Dart, Algoma

12 LAP SEMI-FEATURES 1) Jason Czarapata, Pulaski; Jay Matthias, De Pere
2) Russ Reinwald, Juneau; Kyle Kudick, Mishicot

10 LAP HEATS 1) Dan Rataczjak, Frog Station; Czarnecki
2) Jerry Muenster, Green Bay; Eddie Muenster, Green Bay
3) Van Iten; RM Van Pay, Green Bay
4) Zeitler; Dart
5) Benji LaCrosse, Luxemburg; Siefert

22 LAP IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE – Jamie Colwell, Greenleaf; Brian Bruechert,Kewaunee; John Heinz, Green Bay; Greg Gretz, Kewaunee; Jesse Colwell, Greenleaf;
Charlie Kroll, Forestville

12 LAP SEMI-FEATURES – 1st) Bob Waechter, Ellisville; Von Etycheson, Forestville
2nd) Kyle Wanner, Suamico; 3rd) Troy Muench, New Franken; Tony Bouche, Algoma

10 LAP HEATS 1) Brian Bruechert; Charlie Kroll
2) Matt Junio, Casco; Mike Gilson, Greenleaf
3) Greg Gretz; Jamie Colwell
4) Junior Karcz, Pulaski; Heinz
5) Cory Cochart, Brussels; Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski

18 LAP HOBBY STOCK FEATURE – Dave De Grave, Luxemburg; Chad Kaminski,
Luxemburg; Marcus Moede, Casco; Jason LaViolette, Green Bay; Brandon Peterson,
Sturgeon Bay; Tom Brumlic, Denmark

10 LAP HEATS 1) Frank Paul, Kewaunee; Mike Mueller, Green Bay
2) Scott Boulanger, Luxemburg; De Grave

15 LAP NORTHERN SPORTMOD FEATURE – Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay; Travis Cain,
Oconto: Chad Guyette, Black Creek; Mark Christensen, Mishicot; Joe White, Oconto
Falls; Tracy Wassenberg, Shawano

12 LAP SEMI FEATURES 1st) Aaron Holiday, Green Bay; Troy De Grave,Green Bay
2nd) John Whitman, De Pere; Tim Jorgensen, De Pere

10 LAP HEATS 1) Cain; Guyette
2) Jeff DuBois, Luxemburg; Ian Lassanske, Oconto
3) Jerovetz; Brad Lautenbach, New Franken
4) Dave Davister, Luxemburg; Jeff Vlies, Algoma

15 LAP SPORT FOUR FEATURE – Ralph Legois, Spring Valley; Jeff Behm, Clintonville;
Jason Cornelius, Oneida; Brandon Long, Green Bay; Jacob Wilcox, Pulaski;

8 LAP SEMI FEATURE – Ralph Legois, Spring Valley; Luke Lemmens, Kewaunee

8 LAP HEATS 1) Phil Martzahl, Freedom; Behm
2) Matt Frisch, Oconto; Jon Duessing, Sobieski
3) Brad Williquette, Suamico; Cornelius

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