ROHLOFF ROCKETS TO VICTORY IN MODIFIED ACTION AT LUXEMBURG
By Edward Anschutz
(Luxemburg, WI) August 28 – Brad Rohloff fought off a hard charging Kyle Lentz to pick up his second IMCA Modified feature win of the season at Luxemburg Speedway. Other feature winners were Ben Kroll (stock car), Troy Jerovetz (sport mod), Luke Lemmens (hobby stock), and Justin Vannieuwenhoven (sport four).
Dean Mauer set the early paces in the IMCA Modified main before former stock car champion Eric Van Iten took over the top spot sprinting past Mauer using the high groove. Van Iten would choose to run the middle groove, leaving the high side open, Brad Rohloff would use that to his advantage and pass Van Iten on lap 10.
R.M. Van Pay and Jeremy Jacobs would make contact heading into turn one causing a 6 car pile up that included title contender Benji LaCrosse who came in only 1 point out of the lead. LaCrosse would end up on pit lane and wouldn’t return. Once racing resumed Rohloff set sail leaving the battle between Mauer and Kyle Lentz. With 5 laps remaining Lentz put on a charge and began to reel in Rohloff. As the checkers waved Lentz dove under Rohloff, when they cross the finish line it was Rohloff winning by half a car length. Second for Kyle Lentz, Dean Mauer third, point leader Jared Siefert third after starting 14th, and Eric Van Iten rounded out the top five.
Ben Kroll picked out dueled Kyle Fredrick to pick up his first win of the season in the IMCA Stock Cars.
Evan Madden set the first 11 laps of the stock car main, which saw 3 and 4 wide racing deep in the field. This close racing would be trouble for point leader Matt Junio as he would suffer a flat tire due to contact. Junio would go pit side under green and go laps down. A caution on lap 11 was not what Madden wanted to see as this would bunch the field.
On the restart Ben Kroll who charged from his 12th place starting position would take the lead on lap 12. Kyle Fredrick who started 9th would make his presence felt as he began working the low groove and challenging Kroll for the top spot. Fredrick fresh off a big win at 141 Speedway would take the lead on lap 16. Kroll would regroup a lap later and take the lead away from Fredrick and fight off a hard charging Shawn Havel to win his first feature of the season. Shawn Havel would place second, Kyle Fredrick third, with a fourth place finish Troy Muench would take over the point lead and Dave Bouche would place fifth.
With his feature win in the IMCA Sport Mods, Troy Jerovetz all but locked up his first Luxemburg title.
Kurt Moeller set the early paces but was challenged early by multi feature winner Johnny Whitmann. The duo would run door to door with Whitmann taking over the top spot on lap 10. Whitmann looked to be well on his way to another feature win.
Points leader Troy Jerovetz began working his way through the pack from his 12th place starting spot and by lap 15 he had caught Whitmann. Jerovetz would run the high groove and Whitmann down low. With only 2 laps remaining Jerovetz would make the pass for the lead and take home the win. By virtue of his win, Troy will just have take the green flag next week to clinch his first career title at Luxemburg. Second to Johnny Whitmann, third J.J. Anderson, fourth to Brad Theys who started 16th and Kurt Moeller fifth.
Luke Lemmens took home top honors in the IMCA Hobby Stock division.
Lemmens would take the lead away from Rookie Shawn Besson on lap 5 and survive several late race cautions to pick up yet another feature win. Current point leader Chad Kaminski would pad his lead taking second, Tom Brumlic third, State Point leader Marcus Moede fourth and defending State Champion Frank Paul fifth.
With the win Lemmens now sits just one point back of Moede in the battle for State Crown.
Justin Vannieuwenhoven would pass Tony Everard in the waning laps to win the Sport Four Feature.
Next Friday night, September 3 will be Tri County Heating Championship night at the races. Track Champions will be crowned in all five divisions.
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: 1. Brad Rohloff, Pulaski; 2. Kyle Lentz, Green Bay; 3. Dean Mauer,
De Pere; 4. Jared Siefert, Luxemburg; 5. Eric Van Iten, Green Bay
HEAT 1: Van Iten; Brian Mullen, Seymour
HEAT 2: Shawn Kilgore, New Franken; Mauer
HEAT 2: Jeremy Jacobs, Luxemburg; R.M. Van Pay, Denmark
IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE: 1. Been Kroll, New Franken; 2. Shawn Havel, Algoma; 3. Kyle Fredrick, Oconto Falls; 4. Troy Muench, Brussels; 5. Dave Bouche, Algoma
CONSI 1: Casey Groessl, Algoma; Steven Stewart, Oconto
HEAT 1: Dustin Loberger, Oconto; Evan Madden, Algoma
HEAT 2: Greg Gretz, Kewaunee; D. Bouche
HEAT 3: Barry Van Straten, Shiocton; B. Kroll
IMCA SPORT MOD FEATURE: 1. Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay; 2. Johnny Whitmann, De Pere; 3. J.J. Anderson, Pulaski; 4. Brad Theys, Kewaunee; 5. Kurt Moeller, Seymour
CONSI 1: Theys; Tyler Hackett, Algoma
HEAT 1: Anderson; Brad Lautenbach, New Franken
HEAT 2: Jerovetz; Whitmann
HEAT 3: Moeller; Andy Kleczka, Suamico
IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE: 1. Luke Lemmens, Kewaunee; 2. Chad Kaminski, Luxemburg; 3. Tom Brumlic, Denmark; 4. Marcus Moede, Algoma; 5. Frank Paul, Kewaunee
CONSI 1: John Hill, Sturgeon Bay; Chris Christiansen, Sturgeon Bay
HEAT 1: Rob Waechter Jr., Ellisville; Dave Schmidt, Algoma
HEAT 2: Lemmens; Shawn Besson, Green Bay
HEAT 3: Dean Anhalt, Mishicot; Kaminski
SPORT FOUR FEATURE: 1. Justin Vannieuwenhoven, Pulaski; 2. Tony Everard, Green Bay; 3. Sam Ambrosius, Pulaski; 4. Cody Huven, Green Bay; 5. Brian Johnson, Oconto Falls
HEAT 1: Everard; Huven
HEAT 2: Kyle Rhoades, Pulaski; Vannieuwenhoven
POWDER-PUFF WINNERS: (Stock Cars)-Miranda Wendel, Oconto; (Hobby Stock)-Jess Schultz, Green Bay; (Sport Mod #1)-Kayla LaCount, Krakow; (Sport Mod #2)-Amanda Kropp, Oneida; (Sport Four)-Angie Munster, Green Bay