BALOG SHADES MEYER, COLLECTS 141 SPEEDWAY IRA OUTLAW SPRINT WIN
Photos by Dave Hooker
by Chris Janda
(Francis Creek, WI) May 26 – Hartland’s Billy Balog stormed past Sheboygan Falls Steve Meyer on lap nine and carefully sifted his way through lapped cars to collect the 30 lap A main in the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw sprint car series event at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek Sunday.
A pair of late yellows during the last ten laps bunched up the field, but Balog checked out on the restarts and wound up in victory lane. Meyer took second while Beaver Dam rookie Jeremy Schultz scored a podium finish in third.
In earlier heat action Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania’s Lucas Wolfe spun and got tangled up with West Bend’s Paul Pokorski. Both cars suffered significant damage and were through for the night.
In the Tisler Salvage Street Stocks Jerry Kope of Oshkosh led from the drop of the green and went on to win the $500 top prize. . Kope won his third feature win in a row at 141 speedway. Jerry Winkler of Oshkosh took second with Shawn Hayden of Greenville in third and IMCA stock car driver Tyler Smith of Luxemburg guest drove Eric Micolichek’s car to place fourth.
In the Brian Peterson Grand National division it was Nick Strobbe of Germantown who picked a good night to score his first feature win at 141 Speedway. Strobbe fattened his wallet to the tune of $700, the bounty amount that was placed on Gregg Haese of Manitowoc after his back to back feature wins the last two weeks. Strobbe’s teammate Charlie Sancinati of West Allis took second with Milwaukee’s Dan Schumacher third. The top three guys all make the long haul from the Milwaukee area and cash in with top stops. The fourth place finisher Scott Stewart of Oconto and Dustin Loberger of Oconto Falls in fifth both normally run with the IMCA stock cars but decided to run tonight with the grand nationals.
A total of 61 cars were on hand in the three division show including 32 sprinters, 14 Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals and 15 Tisler Salvage Street stocks.
Regular Saturday night racing resumes Saturday, June 1 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.
BUMPER TO BUMPER IRA OUTLAW A MAIN
Bill Balog, Hartland
Steve Meyer, Sheboygan Falls
Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam
Phillip Mock, Pleasant Prairie
Scotty Thiel, Sheboygan
Billy Hafeman, Waldo
Ken Jay Fiedler, Sheboygan Falls
Jordan Goldsberry, Springfield, IL
Nick Alden, Beach Park, IL
Brett Triplett, Lincoln, IL
Ben Schmidt, Plymouth
Scott Neitzel, Beaver Dam
Todd King, Sheboygan Falls
Kris Spitz, Salem
Dave Uttech, Kenosha
Bill Wirth, Cudahy
Russell Borland, Kewaskum
Darrell Dodd, Beach Park, IL
Tommy Sexton, Antioch, IL
Scott Uttech, New Berlin
Wayne Modjeski, Oak Creek
Brandon Thone, Sheboygan
B MAIN – Uttech; Borland
HEATS 1) Uttech; Neitzel 2) Balog; 3) Sexton; Wirth
FAST QUALIFIER: Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA 11.124
BRIAN PETERSON BUILDERS GRAND NATIONAL FEATURE – Nick Strobbe, Germantown; Charlie Sancinati, West Allis; Dan Schumacher, Milwaukee; Scott Stewart, Oconto; Dustin Loberger, Oconto
HEATS 1) Shawn Schmitt, Manitowoc; Gregg Haese, Manitowoc 2) Schumacher; Strobbe
TISLER SALVAGE STREET STOCK FEATURE – Jerry Kope, Oshkosh; Jerry Winkler, Oshkosh; Shawn Hayden, Greenville; Tyler Smith, Luxemburg; Jeff Jungwirth, Oshkosh
HEATS 1) Hayden; Fred Davister, Sugarbush 2) Kope; Dan Juszczyk, Sobieski
Posted on May 26th, 2013