SATURDAY NIGHT RACING RESUMES AT 141 SPEEDWAY JUNE 1 AFTER BIG HOLIDAY WEEKEND
(Francis Creek, WI) May 28 – After having a Saturday night off, weekly Saturday night points racing resumes at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek Saturday night June 1 at 6 p.m.
On Sunday May 26 31 IRA sprint cars were on hand, as Hartland’s Billy Balog sliced his way through lapped cars to hold off Sheboygan Falls Steve Meyer to pick up the 30 lap A main win. Germantown visitor Nick Strobbe picked up the $700 bounty by beating Francis Creek’s Gregg Haese in the Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals. Oshkosh’s Jerry Kope continued his dominance in the Tisler Salvage street stock class by picking up yet another feature win.
Heading into this weekend’s racing, defending track champions hold the edge in three of the six divisions point standings. Defending Hansel Trucking IMCA modified champion Shawn Kilgore of New Franken holds a 3 point edge over Green Bay’s Benji LaCrosse and a four point margin over former IMCA northern sportmod track champion Johnny “Hitman” Whitman of De Pere. LaCrosse has been on a tear as of late. Not only did he get the proverbial “monkey” off his back by winning his first feature in four years of trying at 141 nearly two weeks ago. The Luxemburg native fattened his wallet to the tune of $1,925 by winning the Badger Mod Tour event Saturday night at Shawano Speedway.
Defending IMCA stock car champion John “JJ” Heinz of Green Bay holds a slim 4 point advantage of Dustin “Soaker” Loberger of Oconto. The pair have developed a feisty rivalry in the early season as the pair have mopped up on feature wins in the class “too tough to tame.”
Defending Hansel Trucking IMCA northern sportmod champ Josh Long of Suamico holds a tight 3 point edge over Pulaski’s JJ Anderson while Manitowoc’s Paul Diefenthaler has an eight point leader over defending Tisler Salvage street stock champion Kraig Koehler of Francis Creek.
Abrams’ Mike Montie leads Jeff Brehmer by a mere one point in the sport four division points.
You can look for 141 to pick up some additional modifieds in the next few weeks as many teams will “shaking down” their machines to prepare for the $10,000-to-win Clash at the Creek V June 26-27. The event is the highest paying modified race in Wisconsin history and has already drawn out-of-state entries from Iowa hotshoes Ryan Ruter Jimmy Gustin and Ron Pope with many others expected. Drivers who win IMCA modified features during the next two nights (June 1 and June 8) will be eligible, along with the current top ten in points heading into June 15, to run a “Big Cash Dash” qualifier race on June 15. The race, which also includes past dirt modified track champions, will offer the winner the 141 Speedway provisional in the $10,000 to win show June 27.
Racing gets underway at 6 p.m. The track phone is (920) 863 3377. You can follow the track at 141speedway.com and on both Facebook and Twitter.
Posted on May 28th, 2013