JEROVETZ BESTS WHITMAN, TAKES 141 MOD FEATURE
Photos by Dave Hooker
by Joe & Jordan Verdegan
(Francis Creek, WI) July 30 – Sobieski’s Sean Jerovetz passed RM Van Pay for the lead on lap 12 and fought his way through lapped cars and pressure from De Pere’s Johnny Whitman to win the caution free 20 lap Modified feature at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek Saturday night.
A total of 113 drivers turned out to race, including 19 Modifieds, 20 Stock Cars, 14 Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals, 17 Sportmods, 25 Street stocks and 18 Sport fours.
Green Bay’s Art Siefert paced the opening two circuits of the Mod feature before Van Pay wrestled the lead away on lap three. Jerovetz, who started eighth, crept his way up into second by lap nine and began tracking down Van Pay.
The pair went side by side for the next several laps, trading the lead with Jerovetz pulling away with five laps to go. Jerovetz weaved through lapped cars in the final laps to collect his second feature flag here of the season, and padding his points lead in the process.
Brillion’s Ben Stumpf dodged several caution periods and fought off points leader Steve Schneider of Chilton to win his second Brian Peterson Builders Grand National feature. Chilton’s Tom Schneider, Brillion’s Alex Stumpf and defending track champion TJ Smith of Menasha rounded out the top five finishers.
It was a Colwell brothers sweep in the stock car class, as Jamie bested brother Jesse in the feature. The duo threaded their way through lapped cars. Last week’s winner Tyler Smith of Luxemburg took third, followed by points leader Junior Karcz of Pulaski and Green Bay’s Jeremy Wiitala, who made his first appearance of the season.
Suamico’s Brandon Long fended off Green Bay’s Troy Jerovetz and several caution periods to win the crash marred sportmods feature. Jerovetz settled for second at the pay window. Long’s brother Josh Long took third, followed by Suamico’s Andy Kleczka and Green Bay’s Eric Mahlik.
Brillion’s Ryan Brandes carefully dodged lapped cars and outdueled points leader Danny Gracyalny of Greenville to win the street stock feature. Gracyalny took second, followed by Greenville’s Shawn Haydon, Stockbridge’s Adam Broehm and Sheboygan Falls Josh MacDonald.
Chilton’s Shawn Bangart captured his first career sport four feature. His teammate Brandon Goeser of Chilton took second, followed by Two Rivers Brandon Tegen, Plymouth’s Zack Dickie and Freedom’s Calvin Stueck placing third through fifth, respectively.
The Manitowoc Motor Machining $100 product gift certificate was awarded to Suamico’s Tyler DeBouche by virtue of his eighth place finish in the Stock car feature. Seymour’s Jamie Schmidt won the Modified hard charger award. Schmidt gained 12 spots having started 19th and winding up 7th in the Mod feature. Jesse Brey of Two Rivers captured the Sportmod hard luck award. Brey wound up 15th after getting caught up in cautions earlier in the race. Both drivers earned a set of AP Brake Pads through Behling Circle Track Equipment in Butler.
Racing action continues next Saturday night on TA Motorsports night August 6 at 6 p.m. For more information please check the track website 141speedway.com. You can also follow 141 Speedway on both Facebook and Twitter.
141 Speedway is located 20 miles south of Green Bay on County Trunk “R” in Whitelaw. For more information call 920 863 3377. The track’s website is 141speedway.com.
MODIFIED FEATURE – Sean Jerovetz, Sobieski; Johnny Whitman, De Pere; RM Van Pay, Denmark; Eddie Muenster, Green Bay; James Tebon, Algoma
HEATS 1) Art Siefert, Green Bay; Van Pay 2) Ronnie Plog, Green Bay; Kyle Kudick, Mishicot
BRIAN PETERSON BUILDERS GRAND NATIONAL FEATURE – Ben Stumpf, Brillion; Steve Schneider, Chilton; Tom Schneider, Chilton; Alex Stumpf, Brillion; TJ Smith, Mishicot
HEATS 1) Smith; Mike Bastain, Manitowoc 2) Brett Wenzel, Two Rivers; Keith Schommer, Chilton
SPORTMOD FEATURE – Brandon Long, Green Bay; Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay; Josh Long, Green Bay; Andy Kleczka, Green Bay; Eric Mahlik, Green Bay
HEATS 1) Mike Dauphinais, Green Bay; Rob Charapata, Oconto 2) Brandon Long; Scott Boyea, Abrams
STOCK CAR FEATURE- Jamie Colwell, Greenleaf; Jesse Colwell, Greenleaf; Tyler Smith, Luxemburg; Junior Karcz, Pulaski; Jeremy Wiitala, Green Bay
HEATS 1) John Mahlberg, Hilbert; Rick Mahlberg, Denmark 2) Phil Mott, Two Rivers; Jerry Leary, Pensaukee
STREET STOCK FEATURE – Ryan Brandes, Brillion; Dan Gracyalny, Greenville; Shawn Haydon, Greenville; Adam Broehm, Stockbridge; Josh McDonald, Sheboygan Falls
STREET STOCK SEMI FEATURE- Ray Fuller,Manitowoc
HEATS 1) Broehm; George Paul, Luxemburg 2) Gracyalny; Mert Summers, De Pere 3) Haydon; David Gauger Sr., Two Rivers
SPORT 4 FEATURE – Shaun Bangart, Chilton; Brandon Goeser, Chilton; Brandon Tegan, Two Rivers; Zack Dickie, Sheboygan Falls; Calvin Stueck, Freedom
HEATS 1) Dickie; Tegen 2) Ralph Liegois, Oconto; Dan Jusczyk, Sobieski
Posted on July 30th, 2011