141 SPEEDWAY WEEK # 3 PREVIEW FOR BRIAN PETERSON BUILDERS NIGHT MAY 11
(Francis Creek, WI) May 7 – Brian Peterson Builders, the tracks weekly sponsor for the grand national division, will serve as the nightly sponsor for the racing action at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek May 11. Here’s a preview of what lies ahead at the high-banked, third-mile clay oval:
HANSEL TRUCKING IMCA MODIFIEDS – Seymour veteran Brian Mullen scored his third career feature win at 141 Saturday night. Mullen’s previous victories include a Clash at the Creek III win (2011) and the Fall Classic Badger Mod Tour win (2012).
Mullen fended off a hard charging Jay Matthias of De Pere in the closing laps to seal the deal. 2010 champion Jared Siefert blew a powerplant in his machine in the heat race, forcing him to scratch for the evening. De Pere’s Johnny Whitman and Green Bay’s Benji LaCrosse are tied for the points lead heading into Saturdays action.
IMCA STOCK CARS – For Oconto’s Dustin Loberger, the soaker was well worth it. Loberger scored the feature win in the class “too tough to tame” and promptly celebrated by taking a dip in the 141 Speedway pond. For Loberger, the whole deal was captured on live television on Sports Showdown My 32. The live television broadcast will resume this Saturday night as well, with coverage beginning at 7 p.m. Loberger leads defending track champion John Heinz of Green Bay by 3 points. Look for the return of Manitowoc’s Logan Rhode this week in the 50 stock car.
BRIAN PETERSON BUILDERS GRAND NATIONALS – Defending track champion Don Sorce Jr. leads the division by four points over Manitowoc drivers Shawn Schmitt and Greg Haese, a former Mid Am Sportsman champion at 141 on the tar. Sorce’s teammate Charlie Sancinati sits fourth in points, 11 points out of first place.
HANSEL TRUCKING IMCA NORTHERN SPORTMODS – Points leader JJ Anderson of Pulaski has crossed the finish line second and third in both main events so far this year. Despite being docked two spots for jumping a restart in the main last Saturday, Anderson remains two points ahead of defending track champion Josh Long of Suamico.
TISLER SALVAGE STREET STOCKS – A surprising face sits atop the leaders in this fendered class, West Allis’ Mark Baker. The opening night feature winner holds a 2 point edge over Manitowoc’s Paul Diefenthaler, Brillion’s Jason Behnke and defending track champion Kraig Koehler, respectively. Baker intends to run 141 every week and
chase the division title.
SPORT FOURS – Defending track champion Brian Johnson of Oconto currently has an eight point lead over Abrams Mike Montie.
IF IT WERE HELD THIS WEEKEND – If the “Big Cash Dash” for Hansel Trucking IMCA modifieds were held this Saturday instead of June 15, the 12 car field would consist of the following drivers: Whitman, LaCrosse, Shawn Kilgore (New Franken), James Tebon (Algoma), Russ Reinwald (Juneau), Todd Dart (Algoma), Matthias, Eric Scribner (Kiel), Tim Czarneski (Denmark), Jamie Schmidt (Seymour) Siefert and Sean Jerovetz (Sobieski). Mullen secured his spot by winning the feature, thwarting off a late race charge by Matthias in the waning laps. All IMCA mod feature winners leading up to June 15 qualify for the “Big Cash Dash” in which the winner will earn the 141 Speedway provisional to the $10,000-to-win Clash @ Creek V at 141 June 26-27. The balance of the field will comprise of the remaining drivers in the top ten in points
STROUF IS BACK – Former 141 asphalt track champion and track record holder Monte Strouf of Menchalville returned to action for the first time ever since the track was converted to dirt in 2010. Strouf won the Mid American Sportsman track title in 2007. His familiar red number 8 was dug out of the mothballs and a dirt track setup was thrown in. Joining Strouf in a return to 141 was “Dangerous Dale” Caron of Manitowoc in his familiar number 5 grand national.
CAR COUNTS – A total of 193 drivers have taken part in the racing action the first two nights. That number includes 45 IMCA modifieds, 33 IMCA stock cars, 39 IMCA northern sportmods, 22 grand nationals, 34 street stocks and 20 sport fours.
Racing gets underway at 6 p.m. For more information check 141speedway.com or follow the track on both Facebook and Twitter. The track phone is (920) 863 3377. For further information call (920) 905 1112. 141 Speedway is located 15 minutes south of Green Bay on County “R” in Francis Creek.
Posted on May 7th, 2013