SIEFERT, MUENCH, JEROVETZ, KAMINSKI, AND NESS TAKE HOME LUXEMBURG TITLES
By Edward Anschutz
(Luxemburg, WI) September 3 – Brian Mullen took the lead on lap 6 and went on to win the 25 lap IMCA Modified feature at Luxemburg Speedway. Other feature winners were Ben Kroll (stock car), Johnny Whitman (sport mod), Luke Lemmens (hobby Stock), and Ralph Liegeois Jr. (Sport Four).
Kyle Kudick took the lead early in the IMCA Modified feature before 7-time champion Brian Mullen began to work his way to the inside. They would run door to door, with Mullen taking the lead on lap 6 and never looking back, driving away from the field and winning the 25 lap contest. Kyle Kudick would take second, Shawn Kilgore third, Mike Wedelstadt fourth and Eddie Munster would place fifth.
Jared Siefert would capture his second title in the IMCA Modifieds, and his third total at Luxemburg as he is a former Street Stock Champion.
Ben Kroll took home his second feature in a row, also scoring a clean sweep winning his heat race in the IMCA Stock Cars.
The stage was set for a close points battle in the IMCA Stock Cars. Troy Muench came in the point leader holding a 2 point edge over Matt Junio and 11 points over Ben Kroll. When the green flag flew it was Scott Stewart taking off from his front row starting spot. Kroll quickly began working his way through the field, moving into second on lap 8 after starting 10th. Muench also broke into the top 10 early with Junio right on his back bumper.
Stewart and Kroll would begin a side by side battle that waged for 5 laps with Kroll taking the lead for good on lap 15. Kroll would begin to check out leaving Muench and Junio to battle for the title. Junio would pull door to door with Muench but couldn’t complete the pass. When the checkers fell Muench would place 7th with Junio 8th. Following Kroll at the finish line, Scott Steward second, Dave DeGrave third, Dustin Loberger fourth, and Steven Stewart fifth.
Troy Muench would capture his first career title in the Stock Cars, by 3 points over Matt Junio.
Johnny Whitmann would end his stellar season picking up the checkers in the IMCA Sport Mods.
Rookie Mike Joski set the early paces in the IMCA Sport Mods. Joski would begin to pull away from the field, but a series of cautions would put the pack right on his back bumper. That was the break Johnny Whitman would need, he would work the low side of Joski and take the lead on lap 14 and go on the to win the 20 lap contest, second would go to a hard charging Brad Lautenbach, third to Troy Jerovetz, fourth to Mike Joski, Chris Benes in his best run of the year was fifth.
Troy Jerovetz would capture the Sport Mod title, his first career at Luxemburg.
Luke Lemmens would charge from his 15th place starting position to take the lead on lap 11 and win the IMCA Hobby Stock feature, his second in a row.
A lap 5 crash in turn 4 would send points leader and defending champion Chad Kaminski with a flat tire to pit lane in the IMCA Hobby Stock Feature. Kaminski would come into the night with a 7 point edge over Marcus Moede. Moede also came in the Co-State point leader. Kaminski would return to action and stay on the lead lap but his car would suffer damage and not be up to full speed the rest of the event.
When the race resumed it was Rob Waechter Jr. on point. Waechter would lead the next 5 circuits before Co-State point Luke Lemmens rocketed by after coming through the B-Main, Waechter would make contact with Lemmens sending Lemmens spinning. The caution flag would fly, sending Waechter to the back for contact, Lemmens would be given his spot as the leader.
If the race had ended at that point Kaminski would have trailed Moede. As the race resumed Moede and Tom Brumlic who also went through the B-Main battled for the second spot, this allowed Lemmens to cruise away and pick up the win. Tom Brumlic would hold on to second with a borrowed car after blowing his engine in his heat race. Third for Marcus Moede, fourth to Rookie Douglas Engleking and fifth to Wes Salentine.
Chad Kaminski would soldier on with his machine and pass enough cars and clinch his second career track title by a mere 2 points in the IMCA Hobby Stocks.
Ralph Liegeois Jr. captured the Sport four feature win, holding off a hard charging Sam Ambrosious.
Jessi Ness would capture her first career Championship taking home the title in the Sport Fours. Ness became the first women to ever win a title at Luxemburg.
Their will be no racing next week. Racing will resume with the Tisler Salvage 7th Annual Fall Classic on September 17 & 18.
Racing gets underway Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday 5:00pm. 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.
25 LAP IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE: 1. Brian Mullen, Seymour; 2. Kyle Kudick, Two Rivers; 3. Shawn Kilgore, New Franken; 4. Mike Wedelstadt, Fremont; 5. Eddie Munster, Green Bay
HEAT 1: Kudick; Mullen
HEAT 2: Chad Bartel, Shiocton; Sean Jerovetz, Sobieski
22 LAP IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE: 1. Ben Kroll, New Franken; 2. Scott Stewart, Oconto; 3. Dave DeGrave, Luxemburg; 4. Dustin Loberger, Oconto; 5. Steven Stewart, Oconto
B-MAIN 1: Mike Conard, Whitelaw
HEAT 1: DeGrave; Matt Junio, Casco
HEAT 2: Shawn Havel, Algoma; Tony Bouche, Algoma
HEAT 3: Kroll; Dave Bouche, Algoma
20 LAP IMCA SPORT MOD FEATURE: 1. Johnny Whitman, De Pere; 2. Brad Lautenbach, New Franken; 3. Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay; 4. Mike Joski, Green Bay; 5. Chris Benes, Algoma
B-MAIN 1: Cory Cochart, Kewaunee; Scott Boulanger, Luxemburg
HEAT 1: Lautenbach; Dennis Miesler, Luxemburg
HEAT 2: Joski; Jeremy Cota, Oconto
HEAT 3: J.J. Anderson, Pulaski; Benes
18 LAP IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE: 1. Luke Lemmens, Kewaunee; 2. Tom Brumlic, Denmark; 3. Marcus Moede, Algoma; 4. Douglas Engleking, Menomonee Falls; 5 Wes Salentine, Luxemburg
B-MAIN 1: Lemmens; Brumlic
HEAT 1: Chad Kaminski, Luxemburg; Mike Mueller, Green Bay
HEAT 2: Rob Waechter Jr., Ellisville; Engleking
HEAT 3: Moede; Salentine
15 LAP SPORT FOUR FEATURE: 1. Ralph Liegeois Jr., Oconto; 2. Sam Ambrosius, Pulaski; 3. Tony Everard, Green Bay; 4. Dan Juszczyk, Sobieski; 5. Jessi Ness, Abrams
HEAT 1: Liegeois; Justin Vannieuwenhoven, Pulaski
HEAT 2: Ness; Andy Kleczka, Suamico