JEROVETZ COLLECTS FIRST LUXEMBURG IMCA MOD FEATURE FLAG OF YEAR
Posted under Race Reports on July 9th, 2011
Photos by Dan Lewis Photography (www.danlewisphoto.net)
by Jordan and Joe Verdegan
(Luxemburg, WI) July 8 — Sobieski’s Sean Jerovetz passed Green Bay’s Kyle Lentz for the lead on lap 11 and went on to capture the caution free, 25 lap IMCA modified feature at Luxemburg Speedway Friday night.
127 Cars turned up to compete, including 24 IMCA modifieds, 29 stock cars, 34 northern sportmods, 17 hobby stocks and 15 sport fours.
Jerovetz hustled to a full straightaway lead when the checkers flew. Algoma’s James Lee Tebon placed second in his strongest performance of the year. De Pere’s Jay Matthias muscled inside of Green Bay’s Kyle Lentz to take third at the checkers. Lentz took fourth with Luxemburg’s Benji LaCrosse taking fifth.
Pulaski’s Junior Karcz passed Pulaski’s Rod Snellenberger for the lead on lap 10 and went on to win the IMCA stock car feature.
The IMCA stock car feature got off to a rough start with two cautions in the first four laps. Algoma’s Tony Bouche kept the lead until a lap four yellow flew. Scott Stewart of Oconto received a black flag for rough driving after making contact with Bouche while battling for the lead.
When racing resumed Pulaski’s Snellenberger moved through the field from 10th to second by lap 8. Snellenberger drove around the Algoma veteran for the lead on lap nine. Another caution flew one circuit later. When racing resumed Pulaski’s Karcz ducked underneath Snellenberger to take the lead. Karcz cruised to victory, followed by Snellenberger, Union’s Troy Muench, Shawano’s Shawn Wagner and Bouche.
For the eighth straight week we’ve had a new winner in victory lane in the IMCA northern sportmods. This week it was Pulaski’s JJ Anderson’s turn, as the driver led wire-to-wire in the 20 lap contest.
Hometown driver Dennis Miesler posted his best finish of the year with a second. Suamico’s Brandon Long, De Pere’s Troy De Grave and Green Bay’s Troy Jerovetz rounded out the top five.
Casco’s Derek Moede swept action in the IMCA hobby stocks. The thrilling feature so no less than three different leaders in the final seven laps as DerekMoede traded the top spot with his brother Marcus Moede and Kewaunee’s Eugene Gregorich Jr. Gregorich settled for second at the line, followed by Derek Moede, points leader Tom Brumlic of Denmark and hometown driver George Paul.
Greenville’s Danny Gracyalny swept action in the street stock class, winning both his heat and the caution free feature event. Brillion’s Randy Rahn placed second, followed by Tigerton visitor Gary Kasparek, Kewaunee’s Ed Anschutz and Sugar Bush veteran Fred Davister.
Oconto’s Ralph Liegois Jr. won his fourth sport four feature en route to a clean sweep.
Racing resumes next Friday night, July 15 at 7 p.m. The popular Trailer Race of Destruction presented by Victory Sign will take place. 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.
BUDWEISER IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE — Sean Jerovetz, Sobieski; James Lee Tebon, Algoma; Jay Matthias, De Pere; Kyle Lentz, Green Bay; Benji LaCrosse, Luxemburg; Brian Mullen, Seymour
LAST CHANCE RACE- Shawn Kilgore, New Franken
HEATS 1) Jeremy Jacobs, Luxemburg; Mullen 2) Lentz; Jared Siefert, Green Bay 3) Matthias; LaCrosse
BADGERLAND CONCRETE IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE — Junior Karcz, Pulaski; Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski; Troy Muench, Union; Shawn Wagner, Shawano; Tony Bouche, Algoma; Kyle Frederick, Gillett
LAST CHANCE RACE — Troy Muench, Union
HEATS 1) Tony Bouche; Ben Kroll, Algoma 2) Dave Bouche, Algoma; Tom Coel, Green Bay 3) Rod Snellenberger; Devin Snellenberger, Pulaski
TRI COUNTY HEATING IMCA NORTHERN SPORTMOD FEATURE – JJ Anderson, Pulaski; Dennis Miesler, Luxemburg; Brandon Long, Suamico; Troy De Grave, De Pere; Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay; Eric Arneson, Oconto Falls
SEMI-FEATURES — 1) Josh Long, Green Bay 2) Eric Mahlik, Green Bay
HEATS 1) Jeremy Cota, Oconto; Jerovetz 2) Andy Kleczka, Green Bay; Brandon Long, Green Bay 3) Mark Joski, Green Bay; DeGrave 4) Miesler; Chris Budzban, Luxemburg
PEPSI IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE — Derek Moede, Casco; Eugene Gregorich Jr., Kewaunee; Marcus Moede, Luxemburg; Tom Brumlic, Denmark; George Paul, Luxemburg; Jason Vandenhouten, Luxemburg
HEATS 1) Derek Moede; Dean Anhalt, Mishicot 2) Marcus Moede,; VandenHouten
STREET STOCK FEATURE- Dan Gracyalny, Kaukauna; Randy Rahn, Brillion; Gary Kasperek, Eddie Anschutz, Algoma; Fred Davister, Sugarbush
HEAT- Gracyalny; Davister
TISLER SALVAGE SPORT 4 FEATURE — Ralph Liegois Jr., Oconto; Brian Johnson, Oconto Falls; Sam Ambrosius, Pulaski; Brandon Tegen, Two Rivers; Dan Jaszcyk, Sobieski; Justin vannieuwenhoven, Pulaski
HEATS 1) Johnson; Randy VerHeyden, New Franken 2) Liegois; Vannieuwenhoven