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DEAU DOMINATES LUXEMBURG IMCA MODIFIED MAIN

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Photos by Dan Lewis Photography (www.danlewisphoto.net)

By Edward Anschutz

(Luxemburg, WI) August 20 – Danny Deau would lead every lap on his way to his first feature win of the season in the IMCA Modifieds at Luxemburg Speedway. Other feature winners were Brandon Czarapata (stock car), Mark Joski (sport mod), Eugene Gregorich Jr. (hobby stock), and Ralph Liegeois Jr. (four-cylinders).

Danny Deau would quickly pulled to an early lead from his front row starting spot. Chad Bartel would give chase working the low groove on Deau’s Ford powered machine. Deau would find a bit more speed running the cushion and would edge away from Bartel. Wisconsin State point leader Lance Arneson would charge from his 7th place starting spot and do battle with RM Van Pay and Kyle Kudick for 3rd. Arneson would win that battle, then rocketed past Bartel midway though the contest.

By then Deau worked to a full straightaway advantage. Arneson would slowly chop away at Deau’s lead but when the checkers flew Deau would take home the win in the caution free event, Deau also scored a clean sweep after winning his heat race earlier in the evening. Arneson came home a strong second followed by Van Pay, Kudick and Bartel.

Brandon Czarapata would take the lead away from Eric Malfroid and go on to win his 4th feature of the season in the IMCA Stock Cars.

Eric Malfroid would use his front row starting spot to take the lead early the contest. Maifroid would come under heavy pressure from Casey Groessl down low with Tony Bouche working the top side. With Malfroid solidly holding the low groove this allowed Brandon Czarapata to close in on the lead trio. Czarapata would march from row 4 working three wide through pack until he was door to door with Malfroid. As lap 8 went in the books Czarapata would the lead.

Charlie Kroll would move past Groessl and Malfroid and power into 2nd. Kroll would give chase but it wouldn’t be enough as Czarapata took home the victory in the caution free feature. Czarapata would score a clean sweep. Consi winner Dustin Loberger would drive through the field and take home third, Rod Snellenberger and last weeks winner Devin Snellenberger would round out the top 5.

Mark Joski would lead every lap and become the 10th different winner in the IMCA Sport Mods.

Mark Joski took off from the front row and jumped right the high side and quickly built up a huge lead. Last week’s winner Tyler Hackett was quickly challenged by Ryan LeMieux for the 2nd spot. LeMieux would begin to work the low groove trying to chase down Joski. As the race progressed Joski would continue to run the cushion and pull away. The top 3 separated themselves from the rest of the pack as the laps clicked away. A lone caution would set up a 6 lap dash for the win. Joski’s insurmountable lead would be wiped away.

As the green dropped Joski would again head right back the top side and power away from the field leaving the battle for second as he cruised to his first feature win of the season. Andy Kleczka would make a late race charge to second and was followed to the checkers by LeMieux, Hackett and Brian Bruechert.

Eugene Gregorich Jr. would drive from 18th to pick up his second feature of the season in the IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Rick Lumaye who was fresh off a feature win last Saturday at Thunderhill Raceway quickly worked past Tyler Dorn and began to pull away from the rest of the field. Lumaye had the win in hand until a caution would fly, setting up an 8 lap dash to the checker. George Paul would use the restart to his advantage and slide by Lumaye for the top spot. Eugene Gregorich Jr. would use the high groove and pull even with Paul. It would only take 13 laps for Gregorich to come from row 9 to the lead and cruise to victory. Paul would take second holding off point leader Marcus Moede, State point leader Tom Brumlic would place fourth with Wes Salentine rounding out the top 5.

Point leader Ralph Liegeois Jr. would take the lead away from Brian Johnson with 5 laps remaining and go on to pick up his 6th feature of the season in the Sport Fours. Liegeois also scored a clean sweep.

Racing resumes next Friday night, August 26 at 7 p.m. Toccata Gaming will be the nights sponsor which will feature the return of the Late Models . For more information call (920) 660 8095, or check the track website at luxemburgspeedway.com. Luxemburg Speedway is located 15 minutes east of Green Bay off highway 54 at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds.

RACE SUMMARY

BUDWEISER IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE: 1. Danny Deau, Little Suamico; 2. Lance Arneson, Krakow; 3. RM Van Pay, Denmark ; 4. Kyle Kudick, Two Rivers; 5. Chad Bartel, Shiocton

HEAT 1: Dean Mauer, De Pere
HEAT 2: Deau
HEAT 3: Bartel
CONSI: Shawn Havel, Algoma

BADGERLAND CONCRETE IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE: 1. Brandon Czarapata, Appleton; 2. Charlie Kroll, Forestville; 3. Dustin Loberger, Oconto; 4. Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski; 5. Devin Snellenberger, Pulaski

HEAT 1: Eric Malfroid, Luxemburg
HEAT 2: Czarapata
HEAT 3: Kroll
CONSI: Loberger

TRI COUNTY HEATING IMCA SPORT MOD FEATURE: 1. Mark Joski, New Franken; 2. Andy Kleczka, Suamico; 3. Ryan LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Tyler Hackett, Algoma; 5. Brian Bruechert, Kewaunee

HEAT 1: Mike Joski, Green Bay
HEAT 2: Chris Budzban, Luxemburg
HEAT 3: Dennis Miesler, Luxemburg
CONSI: Jeremy Cota, Oconto

PEPSI IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE: 1.Eugene Gregorich Jr., Amherst; 2. George Paul, Luxemburg; 3. Marcus Moede, Algoma; 4. Tom Brumlic, Denmark; 5. Wes Salentine, Luxemburg

HEAT 1: Jordan Parma, Kewaunee
HEAT 2: Tyler Dorn, Luxemburg

TILSER SALVAGE SPORT 4 FEATURE: 1. Ralph Liegeois Jr., Oconto; 2. Brian Johnson, Oconto Falls; 3. Sam Ambrosius, Pulaski; 4. Jeff Behm, Clintonville; 5. Erik Fonder, Green Bay

HEAT 1: Liegeois Jr.
HEAT 2: Brandon Tegan, Two Rivers

Posted under Race Reports on August 20th, 2011