YARIE BESTS DERENNE, WINS LUXEMBURG IMCA MOD MAIN
Posted under Race Reports on August 13th, 2011
Photos by Dan Lewis Photography (www.danlewisphoto.net)
by Jordan and Joe Verdegan
(Luxemburg, WI) August 12 — Marcus Yarie made the trip from his hometown Wausau pay off. The second year IMCA modified driver beat out hometown driver Chris Derenne to capture the 25 lap IMCA modified feature at Luxemburg Speedway Friday night. The win was Yarie’s first here in a modified. He won a main event in a sportmods two years ago.
109 Cars turned up to compete, including 22 IMCA modifieds, 29 stock cars, 29 northern sportmods, 15 hobby stocks and 14 sport fours.
Yarie and Derenne began swapping the lead as soon as the green flag flew, and the pair kept it going throughout the contest, despite a pair of cautions which tightened the field. In the final five laps Derenne stayed high with Yarie down low, and Yarie wound up victorious in a photo finish. Derenne posted second in his best finish of the year. Hometown driver Benji LaCrosse, fresh off his $6,500 win of the “Night of 1,000 Stars” in Britt, Iowa took third. Algoma drivers James Lee Tebon and Shawn Havel took fourth and fifth, respectively.
Pulaski’s Devin Snellenberger passed Troy Muench of Union for the lead on a lap eleven restart and cruised to victory in the IMCA stock car feature. Muench, the defending track champion wound up second. Dave De Grave of Luxemburg took third followed by Wausau visitor Mitchell Stankowski and Pulaski’s Junior Karcz who took fourth and fifth, respectively. Karcz had battled his way into the main by winning the last chance qualifier.
Algoma’s Tyler Hackett fended off Green Bay’s Troy Jerovetz to win the IMCA northern sportmods feature. Jerovetz settled for second, followed by Eric Arneson of Oconto Falls, Luxemburg’s Chris Budzban and Suamico’s Josh Long.
Menominee Falls Doug Engelking netted his first career IMCA hobby stock feature. Engelking also captured his heat race, scoring a sweep for the night.
Oconto’s Ralph Liegois Jr. swept action in the sport four division, winning his heat and his fifth feature of the season.
Racing resumes next Friday night, August 19 at 7 p.m. Beverly Gardens sponsored the Powder Puff races. 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 — Marcus Yarie, Wausau; Chris Derenne, Luxemburg; Benji LaCrosse, Luxemburg; James Lee Tebon, Algoma; Shawn Havel, Algoma; Jay Matthias, De Pere
10 LAP HEATS 1) Yarie; Eddie Muenster, Green Bay 2) Jared Siefert, Green Bay; Derenne 3) Dan Rataczjak, Frog Station; Shawn Kilgore, New Franken
BADGERLAND CONCRETE IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE — Devin Snellenberger, Pulaski; Troy Muench, Union; Dave DeGrave, Luxemburg; Mitch Stankowski, Wausau; Larry Karcz
12 LAP LAST CHANCE RACE — Karcz
10 LAP HEATS 1) Jeremy Jauquet, Green Bay; Ben Kroll, New Franken 2) Brandon Czarapata, Pulaski; DeGrave3) Rob Waechter, Ellisville; Devin Snellenberger
TRI COUNTY HEATING IMCA NORTHERN SPORTMOD FEATURE – Tyler Hackett, Algoma; Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay; Eric Arneson, Oconto Falls; Chris Budzban, Luxemburg; Josh Long, Suamico; Chad Kaminski, Luxemburg
15 LAP SEMI-FEATURE — Kurt Moeller, Seymour
10 LAP HEATS 1) Dennis Miesler, Luxemburg; Brian Bruechert, Kewaunee 2) Mike Joski, Green Bay; Brad Lautenbach, New Franken 3) Budzban, Jerovetz
PEPSI IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE — Douglas Engelking, Menominee Falls; Marcus Moede, Luxemburg; Derek Moede, Casco; Dean Anhalt, Mishicot; Eugene Gregorich Jr., Kewaunee
10 LAP HEATS 1) Engelking; Gregorich Jr, 2) Anhalt; David Schmidt, Algoma
TISLER SALVAGE SPORT 4 FEATURE — Ralph Liegois Jr. Oconto; Brian Johnson, Oconto Falls; Brandon Tegen, Two Rivers; Jeff Behm, Clintonville; Brandon Kaye, Green bay
10 LAP HEATS 1) Liegois; Behm; 2) Kaye; Tegen