IMCA NATIONAL POINTS LEADER JEROVETZ PADS POINTS LEAD WITH LUXEMBURG WIN
by Joe and Jordan Verdegan
(LUXEMBURG, WI) July 2– Current IMCA national northern sportmod points leader Troy Jerovetz of Green Bay padded his points lead, by scoring a clean sweep at Luxemburg Speedway Friday night.
Seymour’s Brian Mullen fought off arch rival Eddie Muenster of Green Bay in the final ten laps to capture the 25 lap IMCA modified feature.
A total of 109 cars signed in to do battle, including 19 IMCA modifeds, 25 stock cars, 29 northern sportmods, 20 hobby stocks and 16 sport fours.
Mullen started in 13th and worked his way into the top five by lap seven. Muenster wrestled the lead away from Jeremy Jacobs on lap five and kept Mullen at bay, until a mid race caution tightened the field.
On the restart the veteran duo swapped the lead no less than five times, with Mullen driving around Muenster with three laps to go to seal the win. Muenster, Benji LaCrosse, James Lee Tebon and Shawn Kilgore placed second through fifth, respectively.
While it appeared the IMCA northern sportmod main would be a cakewalk for Jerovetz, nothing could have been further from the truth, as with six laps to go the Oconto duo of Jeremy Cota and Travis Cain closed in on the national points leader. At one point, Cota held the lead for two laps. In the end Jerovetz sifted his way skillfully through lapped cars to collect the win. Cota nailed down second in his finest performance of the year, followed by Cain, Oconto Falls’ Eric Arneson and Green Bay’s Aaron Holiday.
Kewaunee’s Brian Bruechert fought off arch rival Troy Muench of Union to win the time shortened, caution plagued 18 lap IMCA stock car feature. Muench took second, followed by Luxemburg’s Dave De Grave, former street stock driver Mike Coel and Casco’s Matt Junio.
Points leader John Heinz lost his points lead after he was black flagged for running into another car while under caution. Kewaunee’s Greg Gretz inherited the points lead with his sixth place finish. That after pitting early in the race and charging through the field.
Denmark’s Tom Brumlic won his second straight IMCA hobby stock feature. Brumlic fought off a late race surge from Luxemburg’s Frank Paul, who took second. Chad Kaminski, Marcus Moede and
John Hill rounded out the top five.
Pulaski’s Justin Vanniewenhoven won the 15 lap sport four main.
Next Friday night, July 9 it will be Custom Windows Plus night at the races. Street stocks will be an added class and Big wheel races will also be run at intermission. Custom Windows Plus team driver Nick Anvelink of Bonduel will have his WISSOTA late model on display under the grandstand.
Racing gets underway at 7 p.m. For more information call 920 660 8095. The track phone is (920) 845 2300. The track’s website is luxemburgspeedway.com. Luxemburg Speedway is located 15 minutes east of Green Bay off state highway 54 at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds.
IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE — Brian Mullen, Seymour; Eddie Muenster, Green Bay; Benji LaCrosse, Luxemburg; James Lee Tebon, Algoma; Shawn Kilgore, New Franken; Jeremy Jacobs, Algoma
HEATS 1) Jacobs; Dave Zeitler, Green Bay 2) Tebon; Muenster
IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE — Brian Bruechert, Kewaunee; Troy Muench, Union; Dave De Grave, Luxemburg; Mike Coel, Green Bay; Matt Junio, Casco; Greg Gretz, Kewaunee
SEMI FEATURE 1) Steven Stewart, Oconto
HEATS 1) Shawn Havel, Algoma; Muench 2) Charlie Kroll, Forestville; Eric Malfroid, Luxemburg 3) DeGrave; Ben Kroll, New Franken
IMCA NORTHERN SPORTMOD FEATURE –Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay; Jeremy Cota, Oconto; Travis Cain, Oconto; Eric Arneson, Oconto Falls; Aaron Holiday, Green Bay; Cory Cochart, Brussels
SEMI FEATURES 1) Mark Joski, Green Bay 2) Brad Theys, Kewaunee
HEATS 1) Cota; Tyler Hackett, Algoma 2) Jerovetz; Cain 3) Brandon Long, Green Bay; Jesse Kroll, Algoma
IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE — Tom Brumlic, Denmark; Frank Paul, Luxemburg; Chad Kaminski, Luxemburg; Marcus Moede, Casco; John Hill, Sturgeon Bay; Mike Mueller, Green Bay
HEATS 1) Derek Moede, Casco; Marcus Moede 2) Douglas Engelking, Menomonee Falls; Travis Hackett, Algoma
SPORT FOUR FEATURE –Justin Vannieuwenhoven, Pulaski; Jason Cornelius, Oneida; Jessi Ness, Abrams; Sam Ambrosius, Pulaski; Ralph Liegois Jr., Oconto; Calvin Stueck, Clintonville
HEATS 1) Liegois; Ambrosius 2) Brian Johnson, Oconto Falls; Vannieuwenhoven