LACROSSE SURVIVES LUXEMBURG IMCA MOD SLUGFEST
Posted under Race Reports on April 25th, 2009
(Luxemburg, WI) April 24 – Hometown driver Benji LaCrosse dodged several cautions and fought off defending track champion Brian Mullen of Seymour to win the season opening, 22 lap IMCA modified feature at Luxemburg Speedway Friday night.
A total of 151 cars were on hand, including 46 IMCA modifieds, 41 IMCA stock cars, 31 IMCA northern sportmods, 19 IMCA hobby stocks and 15 sport fours.
LaCrosse took the lead, slipping past Cross Plains driver Tim Lemirande for the lead on a lap 13 restart. The pair traded the top spot for the next few laps. Attrition was high in the contest, as only nine cars of the original 24 that started the race were running when the checkers flew. Mullen took second place, followed by Kyle Lentz in his best outing ever at the track with a third. Former track champions Eddie Muenster and Jared Siefert placed fourth and fifth, respectively.
Kewaunee’s Greg Gretz slipped past Bob Waechter for the lead on lap 16 and hung on to win the caution filled, 20 lap IMCA stock car feature. Kyle Wanner sliced his way through the rough and tumble contest to claim second, followed by Troy Muench, Mike Gilson and Ben Kroll.
A pair of Travis’, both sporting the number two, squared off in the IMCA northern sportmod feature, with Travis Van Straten leading from the drop of the green, and holding off Travis Cain to win the caution free, 18 lap feature.
Cain closed in on Van Straten in the final laps, but Van Straten threaded his way through lapped cars and hung on for the win. Cain settled for second, followed by Chad Nelson, Tracy Wassenberg and Troy Jerovetz.
Denmark’s Tom Brumlic emerged victorious in the 15 lap IMCA hobby stock feature. Trailing Brumlic at the finish was Scott Boulanger, Tyler Wilson, Frank Paul and Jared Van Lannen.
Defending track champion Jason Cornelius of Oneida swept action in the sport four class, winning both his heat race and feature event.
A pair of red flag incidents were thrown for rollovers. IMCA modified driver Shawn Frelich of Kaukauna rolled his mount, winding up on it’s side during the semi-feature. Greenleaf’s Jamie Colwell hooked the berm in the IMCA stock car feature, launching his racer into a rollover which halted action. Both drivers emerged unhurt.
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22 lap IMCA modified feature – Benji LaCrosse, Luxemburg; Brian Mullen, Seymour; Kyle Lentz, Green Bay; Eddie Muenster, Green Bay; Jared Siefert, Green Bay; Jeremy Jacobs, Kewaunee
12 lap semi features – 1st) Jacobs; Jerry Muenster, Green Bay; James Tebon, Algoma
2nd) Brian Mullen; Tim Czarnecki, Denmark; Tim Van De Hei, De Pere 3rd) RM Van Pay, Denmark; Jared Siefert; Marcus Yarie, Wausau
10 lap heats 1) Mike Mullen, Seymour; Mike Wedelstadt, Fremont 2) Eric Scribner, Kiel; Dan Gracyalny, DePere; 3) LaCrosse; Eddie Muenster 4) Lentz; Tim Lemirande, Cross Plains 5) Dave Zeitler, Luxemburg; Shawn Kilgore, Kewaunee
22 lap IMCA stock car feature – Greg Gretz, Kewaunee; Kyle Wanner, Sobieski; Troy Muench, New Franken; Mike Gilson, Greenleaf; Ben Kroll, New Franken; Jamie Colwell, Greenleaf
12 lap semi features – 1) Dave Bouche, Algoma; Troy Muench, New Franken; Pat Davister, Luxemburg 2) Charlie Kroll, Forestville; Gilson; Jamie Suchoski, Denmark
10 lap heats 1) Jamie Colwell; Ben Kroll 2) Junior Karcz, Pulaski; Eric Malfroid, Luxemburg 3) Shawn Havel, Brussels; Kyle Wanner, Sobieski 4) Harley Simon, Seymour; Rob Waechter, Luxemburg
20 lap IMCA northern sportmod feature – Travis Van Straten, Hortonville; Travis Cain, Oconto: Chad Nelson,Little Suamico; Tracy Wassenberg, Shawano; Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay; Brad Lautenbach, New Franken
10 lap semi-feature – 1) Greg Wichman, Bonduel; Dennis Miesler, Luxemburg; Cory Cochart, Denmark 2) Tim Jorgensen, DePere; Ian Lassanske, Oconto; Aaron Holiday, Green Bay
10 lap heats 1) Nelson; Adam White, Little Suamico 2) Cain; John Whitman, DePere; 3) Jerovetz; Keith Kickbush, Kewaunee
20 lap IMCA hobby stock feature – Tom Brumlic, Denmark; Scott Boulanger, Luxemburg; Tyler Wilson, Sobieski; Frank Paul, Kewaunee; Jared Van Lannen, Green Bay; Luke Lemmens, Kewaunee
10 lap heats 1) George Paul, Kewaunee; Derek Moede,Casco 2) Boulanger; Wilson
15 lap sport four feature – Jason Cornelius, Oneida; Ralph Legois, Oconto: Tyler DeBauche, Little Suamico; Jesse Heise, Pulaski; Jeff Behm, Clintonville, Dan Jusczyk, Green Bay
8 lap heats 1) Debauche; Behm 2) Brian Johnson, Oconto Falls; Heise