KUDICK COLLECTS 141 IMCA MODIFIED GO
Photos courtesy of Dan Lewis Photography (http://www.danlewisphoto.net/)
by Joe Verdegan
(Francis Creek, WI) May 19 –Mishicot’s Kyle Kudick passed Green Bay’s Eddie Muenster for the lead on lap fourteen and went on to win the 20 lap IMCA modified feature night at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek.
Kudick caught up with early race leader Muenster on lap four and continued to pressure the veteran driver. The duo traded paint for the next several laps until Kudick muscled inside of Muenster for the lead with six laps remaining. Green Bay’s Jared Siefert, caught up with Kudick and pressured him in the waning laps but Kudick held on for the win. Siefert took second, followed by Muenster, Tim Czarnecki of Denmark and New London’s Mike Wedelstadt.
Denmark’s Rick Mahlberg fought heavy pressure from Greenleaf’s Mike Gilson to capture the 20 lap IMCA stock car main, the third of his career. Gilson hung on for runnerup honors, followed by Oconto’s Scott Stewart, Pulaski’s Junior Karcz who salvaged a fourth place finish despite pitting for a cut tire, and Algoma veteran Tony Bouche.
Green Bay’s Troy Jerovetz slipped inside of New Franken’s Brad Lautenbach for the lead on lap six and went on to win the 20 lap IMCA northern sportmod feature. Oconto’s Travis Cain finished second, followed by De Pere’s Johnny Whitman, New Franken’s Brad Lautenbach and Oconto’s Rob Charapada.
Montello’s Kenny Richards made the nearly three hour drive worthwhile, by scoring a clean sweep in the Grand National class. Manitowoc’s Jake “Rowdy” Fuller guest driving the Dennis Duggan car, won the 15 lap sport four feature.
Action was halted during an IMCA stock car heat when Green Bay’s Mike Pierrard and Little Suamico’s Tyler De Bauche locked horns on the fronstretch, with De Bauche’s car rolling over twice. Both drivers were unhurt.
Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw sprint car drivers Mike Reinke of Howards Grove and Randy Brunette of Chilton shook their sprint cars down in preparation for the series special event on Sunday, May 30. They will be joined by the Grand National Sportsman and sport fours. Next Wednesday night, May 26 will be sponsored by Muenster’s Shell of Green Bay and Ken’s Sports of Little Chute The IMCA hobby stocks will be the guest class. Racing gets underway at 7 p.m..
For more information, please check out the track’s website at 141speedway.com. You can also follow 141 Speedway on both Twitter and Facebook. 141 Speedway is located 20 miles south of Green Bay on County “R” in Francis Creek. For more information call 920 905 1112.
IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE – Kyle Kudick, Mishicot; Jared Siefert, Green Bay; Eddie Muenster; Green Bay; Tim Czarnecki, Denmark; Mike Wedelstadt, New London; Randy Markwardt Jr., Sheboygan Falls
HEATS 1) Wedelstadt; Eric Van Iten, Green Bay 2) Siefert; Kudick
IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE — Rick Mahlberg, Denmark; Mike Gilson, Greenleaf; Scott Stewart, Oconto; Junior Karcz, Pulaski; Tony Bouche, Algoma; Rick Dix, Green Bay
HEATS 1) Karcz; John Mahlberg, Hilbert 2) Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski; Rick Mahlberg
GRAND NATIONAL SPORTSMAN — Kenny Richards, Montello; Ben Stumpf, Brillion; TJ Smith, Menasha; Dick Hed, Sheboygan Falls; Gregg Haese, Manitowoc; Jim Rhoade, Montello
HEATS 1) Haese; Stumpf 2) Richards; Smith
IMCA NORTHERN SPORTMOD FEATURE — Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay; Travis Cain, Oconto; Johnny Whitman, De Pere; Brad Lautenbach, New Franken; Rob Charapada, Oconto; Eric Arneson, Oconto Falls
HEAT –Lautenbach; Jerovetz
SPORT FOUR FEATURE — Jake Fuller, Manitowoc; Sam Ambrosius, Pulaski; Mathius Prouty, De Pere; Brian Johnson, Oconto Falls; Doug Lange, Manitowoc
HEATS 1) Fuller; Johnson 2) Justin Vanniewenhoven, Pulaski; Alex Lepak, Pulaski
Posted on May 20th, 2010