MODIFIED ACES GET “DIALED IN” FOR $10,000-TO-WIN 141 SPEEDWAY CLASH V
(Francis Creek, WI) June 25 – More than 40 race teams from three states shook down their machines Tuesday in preparation for the $10,000-to-win Clash at the Creek V at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek June 26-27.
Several out-of-state drivers were in attendance, taking advantage of the practice session. “This track reminds me a lot of Quad Cities Speedway in East Moline, Illinois,” said Mason City, Iowa’s Ron Pope, who sports car 45. Pope was the winner of the IMCA Supernationals in Boone, Iowa in 1993. “I already caught the wall once coming out of turn two. She should be a dandy tomorrow night.”
18-year-old Cayden Carter of Oskaloosa, Iowa showed up with his Victory chassis. “This place reminds me a lot of like a smaller version of Marshalltown,” said Carter, who sports car 10. “It’s smooth, and we’re getting as many practice laps as we can here tonight.”
Kanawha, Iowa’s Ryan Ruter, a former regular on the United States Modified Touring Series, was on hand with his Sidebiter chassis. “Honestly I’ve never raced on a track quite like this before,” said Ruter. “Three and four are kinda tight, while there’s plenty of room in one and two.”
For a pair of 141’s regular IMCA northern sportmods drivers the Clash will give them a taste of running with the track’s top weekly class. Suamico’s Andy Kleczka, winner of a pair of 141 features this year, will wheel Jerry Muenster’s Razor chassis. “I’m struggling a little bit with getting it figured out,” said Kleczka. Meanwhile defending track champion Josh Long of Suamico will also wheel a modified owned and driven by Danny Deau of Suamico in the Clash. “It feels pretty good,” said Long.
Adult admission prices for the two day Clash for ages 15 and up will be $20.00 for Wednesday, $25.00 for Thursday and a $40.00, two day pass being offered. For students ages 7-14 prices will be $15.00 Wednesday, $20.00 Thursday and a $30.00 two day pass. Ages 6 and under are free with a paid adult both days.
Two full programs of racing are on tap. On Wednesday, a full modified show including heat races, last chance qualifiers and a feature will take place. The top seven finishers in that main will be locked into the big show on Thursday night. In addition, a Badger Mod Tour qualifier “6-for-6” dash will also take place.
On Thursday, another full modified program will take place, including the big 50 lap mod feature and the debut of the Iron Horse Sales & Service Badger Stock Tour presented by Kick Ass Drive Train & Iron Horse Recycling, with a field of between 40 to 50 cars expected in that division.
Racing gets underway at 7 p.m. both nights. You can check 141speedway.com for more information. The track phone is 920 863 3377. You can also follow 141 Speedway on both Facebook and Twitter.
Posted on June 25th, 2013