KUDICK CAPTURES RAIN SHORTENED 141 SPEEDWAY MOD FEATURE
Photos by Dave Hooker
by Joe & Jordan Verdegan
(Francis Creek, WI) August 6 — Mishicot’s Kyle Kudick fought off De Pere’s Johnny Whitman in the final laps to win the 20 lap Modified feature at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek Saturday night. The race was called after 10 laps to to a thunderstorm that pelted the track with rain.
A total of 101 drivers turned out to race, including 16 Modifieds, 18 Stock Cars, 16 Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals, 17 Sportmods, 21 Street stocks and 13 Sport fours.
Kudick jumped into the lead at the drop of the green from his outside front row starting spot and never relinquished the lead. Whitman sliced his way through the field from seventh to second in four short laps.
Whitman pulled alongside of Kudick twice in the final two laps but Mother Nature had the final say as the race was called at the halfway point. Kudick won the race. Whitman took second, followed by Jamie Schmidt of Seymour, Mitch McGrath of Neosho and Green Bay’s Eddie Muenster.
Greenleaf’s Jesse Colwell beat his brother Jamie Colwell to the line to win the stock car feature. Jerry Leary of Pensaukee took third. Pulaski’s Junior Karcz took fourth with Greenleaf’s Mike Gilson rounding out the top five finishers.
Chilton’s Tom Schneider won his first career Brian Peterson Builders Grand National feature, beating defending track champion TJ Smith of Menasha to the line. Smith took second, followed by Manitowoc’s Kevin Damrow, Chilton’s Steve Schneider and Crivitz’s Mike Kudick. Schneider charged through the field from last to fourth after being involved in a caution earlier in the event.
Green Bay’s Eric Mahlik collected his first Sportmod feature win of the season, fending off a late race surge from Suamico’s Josh Long for the victory. Suamico’s Andy Kleczka took third. Green Bay’s Troy Jerovetz and Abrams’ Scooter Boyea took fourth and fifth, respectively.
Greenville’s Danny Gracyalny padded his points lead with another street stock feature win. Hometown driver Kraig Koehler took second, followed by Stockbridge’s Adam Broehm, Brillion’s Randy Rahn and Manitowoc’s Ray Fuller.
Oconto’s Ralph Liegois Jr. won the sport four feature.
The Manitowoc Motor Machining $100 product gift certificate was awarded to Brett Wenzel of Manitowoc by virtue of his 10th place finish in the Grand National feature. De Pere’s Mike Dauphinais won the hard luck award in the sportmod feature. Whitman won the hard charger award in the Modified class, charging from seventh to 2nd in 10 short laps. Both drivers earned a set of Wildwood Brake Pads through Behling Circle Track Equipment in Butler.
Racing action continues next Saturday night August 13 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 — Kyle Kudick, Mishicot; Johnny Whitman, De Pere; Jamie Schmidt, Seymour; Mitch McGrath, Neosho; Eddie Muenster, Green Bay; RM Van Pay, Denmark
HEATS 1) Kudick; Van Pay 2) Schmidt; Whitman
BRIAN PETERSON BUILDERS GRAND NATIONAL FEATURE — Tom Schneider, Chilton; TJ Smith; Kevin Damrow, Manitowoc; Steve Schneider, Chilton; Mike Kudick, Crivitz
HEATS 1) Smith; Shawn Schmitt, Manitowoc 2) Brett Wenzel, Two Rivers; Tom Schneider
SPORTMOD FEATURE — Eric Mahlik, Green Bay; Josh Long, Green Bay; Andy Kleczka, Green Bay; Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay; Scott Boyea, Abrams
HEATS 1) Mike Dauphinais, Green Bay; Boyea 2) JJ Andersen, Green Bay; Jesse Brey, Two Rivers
STOCK CAR FEATURE- Jesse Colwell, Greenleaf; Jamie Colwell, Greenleaf; Jerry Leary, Pensaukee; Larry Karcz, Pulaski; Mike Gilson, Greenleaf
HEATS 1) Roger Johnson, Saukville; Jamie Colwell 2) Gilson; Karcz
STREET STOCK FEATURE — Dan Gracyalny, Greenville; Kraig Koehler, Francis Creek; Adam Broehm, Stockbridge; Ryan Brandes, Brillion; Ray Fuller, Manitowoc
HEATS 1) Koehler; Dave Gauger, Forest Junction 2) Mert Summers, De Pere; Gracyalny
SPORT 4 FEATURE — Ralph Liegois Jr., Oconto; Brandon Goeser, Chilton ; Brian Krejcarek, Two Rivers; Zach Dickie, Plymouth; Shaun Bangart, Chilton
HEATS 1) Adam Broehm, Stockbridge; Jerry Duggan, Mishicot 2) Liegois Jr.; Krejcarek
Posted on August 6th, 2011