BRIAN MULLEN CHARGES FROM DEAD LAST TO CAPTURE 141 SPEEDWAY BADGER MODIFIED TOUR FEATURE
Photos by Dave Hooker
By Chris Janda
(Seymour veteran captures inaugural Badger Mod Tour crown)
(Francis Creek, WI) October 5 –Driving a brand new race car, Seymour’s Brain Mullen won both the battle and the war at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek Saturday night. Mullen started dead last and sliced his way through the field, passing Two Rivers Kyle Kudick with eight laps to go and won the Badger Mod Tour feature on night #1 of the Northern Concrete Creek Classic at 141 Speedway Friday night.
In doing so, Mullen also captured the first ever Badger Mod Tour championship. Coming into the final night Mullen held a 4 point lead over Neosho’s Mitch McGrath. After the heats, both drivers were dead even with 456 points going into the feature event. McGrath started 20th in the feature and Mullen started dead last, forced to take a Tour points provisional.
“We constantly were chasing this car all night, and we made some pretty major adjustments after the heat and again after the consi,” said Mullen. “There was a tough field of 61 modifieds here tonight, and we’re real happy to come out on top.”
Denmark’s Tim Czarneski blasted past Kudick for second with three laps to go and finish second, earning his first ever BMT podium finish. Kudick did the same taking third. McGrath also had a solid run, charging from his 20th position to take fourth, and wound up second in the BMT point standings.
A total of 291 cars checked in to compete on the first night of the event . The field included 61 BMT modifieds, 31 Brian Peterson Grand Nationals, 44 stock cars, 57 street stocks, 37 sportmods, 14 hobby stocks, 8-600 micro sprints and 40 sport fours.
For more information please check 141speedway.com. You can also follow us 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.
MODIFIED FEATURE – Brain Mullen, Seymour; Tim Czarneski, Denmark; Kyle Kudick, Two Rivers; Mitch McGrath, Neosho; Kyle Lentz, Green Bay; Dean Maurer, De Pere; Sean Jerovetz, Green Bay; Mike Mullen, Seymour; Todd Dart, Algoma; Russ Reinwald, Juneau; Eugene Gregorich, Kewaunee; Jamie Schmidt, Seymour; Marcus Yarie, Wausau; Johnny Whitman, DePere; Lance Arneson, Oconto Falls; Eric Mahlik, Green Bay; Jeremy Christians, Horicon; Brad Theys, Kewaunee; Matt Rechek, Beaver Dam; RM VanPay, Denmark; Benji Lacrosse, Green Bay; Tim Jorgenson, Seymour; Tim Lemirande, Middleton; Shawn Kilgore, New Franken;
SEMI-FEATURES 1) Marcus Yarie, Wausau; Brad Theys, Kewaunee 2) Tim Lemirande, Middleton; Russ Reinwald, Juneau 3) Mitch McGrath, Neosho; Mike Mullen, Seymour
Vlies Custom Bodies Heat 1) Tim Jorgenson, Seymour
Vlies Custom Bodies Heat 2) Jeremy Christians, Horicon
R2C Performance Heat 3) Shawn Kilgore, New Franken
Wehrs Machine & Racing Products heat 4) Tim Czarneski, Denmark
Wehrs Machine & Racing products heat 5) RM VanPay, Denmark
Custom Windows Plus heat 6) Jamie Schmidt, Seymour
Track Provisional- Johnny Whitman
BMT Series Provisional- Brian Mullen
CONTINGENCY AWARD WINNERS
Wild Incorporated Hard Charger Award – Brian Mullen
Vlies Custom Race Bodies – (17th place) Christians
Comp Cams – (2nd, 4th places) Czarneski, McGrath
Quartermaster Clutches- (3rd, 8th place) Kudick, Mike Mullen
Jerovetz Shock Services – (20th place) Van Pay
R2C Performance – (4th, 8th place) Mitch McGrath, Mike Mullen
Wehr’s Machine & Racing Products – (10th place) Reinwald
BRIAN PETERSON BUILDERS GRAND NATIONALS
HEATS 1) Charlie Sancinati, West Allis 2) Brian Henry, Omro 3) Dan Schumacher, Milwaukee
HEATS 1) Bob Waechter, Ellisville 2) Dustin Loberger, Oconto 3) Mark Schuenemann, Bolder Junction 4) Devin Snellenberger, Pulaski 5) John Heinz, Green Bay
IMCA NORTHERN SPORTMODS
HEATS 1) Todd Dart, Algoma 2) Brian Bruechert, Kewaunee 3) Jake Solin, Antigo 4) Joey Taycher, Mackville
TISLER SALVAGE STREET STOCKS
HEATS 1) Jeff Jungwirth, Oshkosh 2) Jerry Kope, Oshkosh 3) Mark Baker, West Allis 4) Douglas Engleking, Menominee Falls 5) Rob Maule, Wilmot 6) Paul Diefenthaler, Manitowoc
HEATS 1) Marcus Moede, Casco 2) Scott Boulanger, Luxemburg
600 MICRO SPRINTS
HEATS 1) Jered Cech, Escanaba, MI
HEATS 1) Kasey Gross, Gleason 2) Tim Simon, St. Peter 3) Jay Orr, South Milwaukee 4) Ralph Legious Jr., Oconto
Posted on October 6th, 2012