LANCE ARNESON CAPTURES LUXEMBURG IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE
Photos by Dan Lewis Photography (www.danlewisphoto.net)
By Edward Anschutz
(Luxemburg, WI) July 15 – Dancin’ Lance Arneson passed RM Van Pay with two laps remaining to capture his first checker of the season at Luxemburg Speedway. Other feature winners were Brandon Czarapata (IMCA Stock Cars), Andy Kleczka (IMCA Sport Mod), Derek Moede (IMCA Hobby Stock), and Justin Vannieuwenhoven (Four-Cylinders).
Former champion RM Van Pay would jump from his front row starting spot using the high side leading the first 11 laps. Point leader Benji Lacrosse would charge from row 6 to take the lead away on lap 12 and quickly pulled out to a huge lead and looked to be well on his way to win another feature win, but one lap later would suffer a mechanical failure sending his machine to the pits handing the lead back to Van Pay. Dan Ratajczak and state point leader Lance Arneson would begin slowly to reel in Van Pay. Arneson would take second and begin to challenge Van Pay for the lead. Arneson using the low groove and Van Pay on top. With just 2 laps remaining Arneson would sneak by down low and make the pass taking home his first win of the season. Van Pay would place a season best second followed by Ratajczak Brian Mullen and Rookie Johnny Whitman.
Brandon Czarapata would pass Mike Pierrard midway through the IMCA Stock Car feature to take home his second feature win of the season.
Mike Pierrard would wrestle the lead away from Jeremy Jacquet on lap 3. Pierrard would quickly be challenged by Greg Gretz and Shawn Wagner. The trio would go three wide for the lead just as the caution would fly. The caution was exactly what Brandon Czarapata need as he worked by Pierrard using the middle groove. Czarapata would go the rest of the contest unchallenged taking home the clean sweep winning his heat race as well. Gretz would come home a strong second with Wagner taking third, defending champion Troy Muench and Ben Kroll rounded out the top five.
Andy Kleczka would make a last lap pass on Mike Joski to become the first repeat winner in nine weeks in the IMCA Sport Mods.
Kurt Moeller would lead opening circuits before Mike Joski took over the lead on lap 6. A caution early in the event would send points leader Troy Jerovetz down pit lane where his racer would sit the remainder of the contest. Joski would continue to lead using the high groove. With one lap remaining Andy Kleczka would surprise Joski working to the inside for the lead. Joski would give it a hard run up top but it wouldn’t be enough as Kleczka took home the win his second of the season. Joski would finish a season high second followed by Kurt Moeller, Brian Bruechert and Tracy Wassenberg.
Derek Moede would outlast point leader Tom Brumlic to take home his second feature win in a row and third of the season in the IMCA Hobby Stocks. Travis Hackett would placed third followed by George Paul and Marcus Moede. The win also netted Derek a clean sweep.
Justin Vannieuwenhoven took home his second feature win of the season in the Sport Fours.
Luxemburg will be off next week July 22. Racing resumes Friday, July 29 at 7 p.m. Which will be brought to you by Badgerland Concrete and will be driver Autograph night. 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: 1. Lance Arneson, Krakow; 2. RM Van Pay, Denmark; 3. Dan Ratajczak, Frog Station ; 4. Brian Mullen, Seymour ; 5. Johnny Whitman, De Pere
HEAT 1: Chad Bartel, Shiocton; Arneson
HEAT 2: Jay Matthias, De Pere; Kyle Kudick, Two Rivers
HEAT 3: Van Pay; Jared Siefert, Luxemburg
BADGERLAND CONCRETE IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE: 1. Brandon Czarapata, Appleton ; 2. Greg Gretz, Kewaunee ; 3. Shawn Wagner, Seymour ; 4. Troy Muench, Union ; 5. Ben Kroll, New Franken
HEAT 1: Rob Waechter, Ellisville; Dustin Loberger, Oconto
HEAT 2: Kroll; Dave DeGrave; Luxemburg
HEAT 3: Czarapata; Muench
CONSI: Dave Bouche, Algoma; Justin Jacobson, Hortonville
TRI COUNTY HEATING IMCA SPORT MOD FEATURE: 1.Andy Kleczka, Suamico ; 2. Mike Joski, Green Bay; 3. Kurt Moeller, Seymour ; 4. Brian Bruechert, Kewaunee ; 5. Tracy Wassenberg, Shawano
HEAT 1: Brad Theys, Kewaunee; Greg Potts, Green Bay
HEAT 2: Joski; Brandon Long, Green Bay
HEAT 3: Jarred VanLaanen, Green Bay; Wassenberg
HEAT 4: Kleczka; Moeller
CONSI 1: J.J. Anderson, Pulaski; Tyler Hackett, Algoma
CONSI 2: Josh Long, Suamico; Chris Budzban, Luxemburg
PEPSI IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE: 1. Derek Moede, Casco ; 2. Tom Brumlic, Denmark ; 3. Travis Hackett, Algoma ; 4. George Paul, Luxemburg ; 5. Marcus Moede, Algoma
HEAT 1: Derek Moede; Marcus Moede
HEAT 2: Sawyer Haese, New Franken; Douglas Engleking, Menomonee Falls
TISLER SALVAGE SPORT FOUR FEATURE: 1. Justin Vannieuwenhoven, Pulaski; 2. Ralph Liegeois Jr., Oconto; 3. Tony Everard, Green Bay ; 4. Dan Van Pay; Denmark 5. Jay Welsing, Denmark
HEAT 1: Jeff Behm, Clintonville; Michael Verheyden, New Franken
HEAT 2: Ralph Liegeois Jr.; Jessica Liegeois, Oconto