LACROSSE, STEWART AND KLECZKA NAB CAUTION FREE IMCA FEATURES AT LUXEMBURG
by Joe Verdegan
(LUXEMBURG, WI) August 6 — Luxemburg’s Benji LaCrosse snuck past Little Suamico’s Sean Jerovetz out of the final corner of the final lap to capture the green-t0-checkered 25 lap IMCA modified feature at Luxemburg Speedway Friday night. LaCrosse also won his heat netting a sweep for the evening.
A total of 127 cars signed in to do battle, including 21 IMCA modifeds, 23 stock cars, 32 northern sportmods, 11 street stocks, 22 hobby stocks and 18 sport fours.
It appeared Pulaski’s Brad Rohloff was headed to victory for the second week in a row, as Rohloff fought off Dean Maurer of De Pere in the early going. Rohloff had maintained a comfortable lead. But with seven laps to go Sean Jerovetz and LaCrosse closed in on the lead duo, with Jerovetz taking the lead on lap 20. With five laps to go LaCrosse began chipping away and Jerovetz’s advantage, and as the pair came out of turn four to take the checkers LaCrosse squeezed past Jerovetz for the lead. Jerovetz settled for second place money, followed by Rohloff, Seymour’s Mike Mullen and New Franken’s Shawn Kilgore.
Pulaski’s Andy Kleczka rode the high line, and led every lap en route to capturing his first career 20 lap IMCA northern sportmod feature, which went also went caution free. Brussel’s Cory Cochart kept Kleczka within striking distance the entire way, but settled for second. Oconto Falls’ Eric Arneson battled his way through the pack to finish third. Points leader Troy Jerovetz of Green Bay took fourth, followed by Seymour’s Kurt Moeller.
Oconto’s Scott Stewart captured his first 22 lap IMCA stock car feature of the season. New Franken’s Ben Kroll took second in the caution free contest, followed by John Heinz of Green Bay; Greg Gretz of Kewaunee and Matt Junio of Casco.
Joe Schwister of Black Creek outdistanced Kaukauna’s Danny Gracyalny and company to win the 20 lap street stock feature. Brillion’s Ryan Brandes passed Gracyalny on the final lap to take second. Reedsville’s Matt Reinke and Green Bay’s Todd Everard rounded out the top five.
Defending track champion Chad Kaminski of Luxemburg regained the points lead after picking up the win in the 18 lap IMCA hobby stock feature. Kewaunee’s Luke Lemmens took second, followed by Denmark’s Tom Brumlic, Casco’s Derek Moede and Kewaunee’s George Paul.
Oconto’s Ralph Liegois Jr. swept action in the sport four class, winning both his heat and the 15 lap feature.
Next Friday August 13 there will no racing at the track due to an RV event at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds. Weekly racing will resume Friday, August 20 during Luxemburg Implement night. Powder Puff races will be run and it will be sponsor appreciation night as well. 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 –Benji LaCrosse, Luxemburg; Sean Jerovetz, Little Suamico; Brad Rohloff, Pulaski; Mike Mullen, Seymour; Shawn Kilgore, New Franken; Tim Czarnecki, Denmark
HEATS 1) Rohloff,; Shawn Kilgore
2) Brian Mullen, Seymour; Russ Reinwald, Juneau
3) LaCrosse; Jerovetz
IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE — Scott Stewart, Oconto; Ben Kroll, New Franken; John Heinz, Green Bay; Greg Gretz, Kewaunee; Matt Junio, Casco; Steven Stewart, Oconto
SEMI FEATURE — Kyle Frederick, Gillett
HEATS 1) Kroll; Casey Groessel, Algoma
2) Troy Muench, Union; Jerry Leary, Suamico
3) Dustin Loberger, Oconto; Dave De Grave, Luxemburg
IMCA NORTHERN SPORTMOD FEATURE — Andy Kleczka, Pulaski; Cory Cochart, Brussels; Eric Arneson, Oconto Falls; Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay; Kurt Moeller, Seymour; Brad Lautenbach, New Franken
SEMI FEATURES 1) Travis Cain, Oconto
2) Brad Theys, Kewaunee
HEATS 1) Mark Joski, New Franken; Scott Boulanger, New Franken
2) Jerovetz; Kleczka
3) Jesse Kroll, Forestville; Johnny Whitman, De Pere
4) Lautenbach; Arneson
STREET STOCK FEATURE — Joe Schwister, Black Creek; Ryan Brandes, Brillion; Dan Gracyalny, Kaukauna; Matt Reinke, Reedsville; Todd Everard, Green Bay; Josh Novak, Neenah
HEAT Everard; Novak
IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE –Chad Kaminski, Luxemburg; Luke Lemmens, Kewaunee; Tom Brumlic, Denmark; Derek Moede, Casco; George Paul, Kewaunee; Marcus Moede, Algoma
SEMI FEATURE — George Paul, Kewaunee
HEATS 1) Lemmens; Kaminski
2) Derek Moede, Marcus Moede
3) Brumlic; Mike Mueller, Green Bay
SPORT FOUR FEATURE — Ralph Liegois, Jr., Oconto; Sam Ambrosius, Pulaski; Brian Johnson, Oconto Falls; Jessi Ness, Abrams; Josh Mrockowski, Krakow; Justin Vannieuwenhoven, Pulaski
HEATS 1) Liegois Jr; Dan Jusczyk, Sobieski
2) Vanneiwenhoven; Ness