KUDICK FENDS OFF LENTZ IN 141 MODIFIED GO
Photos by Dave Hooker
by Joe Verdegan
(Francis Creek, WI) August 20 – Mishicot’s Kyle Kudick fought off Green Bay’s “Crocodile Kyle” Lentz down to the wire to win the Modified feature on Floors By Design night at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek Saturday.
A total of 122 drivers turned out to race before the largest weekly crowd of the year, including 22 Modifieds, 23 Stock Cars, 16 Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals, 21 Sportmods, 24 Street stocks and 16 Sport fours.
Kudick dogged early starter Michelle Loy of Forest Junction for the first five laps, passing Loy on a lap seven restart. Lentz, who started in the third row, hugged the bottom groove and pulled alongside of Kudick on more than one occasion. Kudick’s Ford powered GRT was no match for Lentz, who settled for second at the pay window. Denmark’s RM Van Pay took third, followed by Sobieski’s Sean Jerovetz and Sheboygan Falls Randy Markwardt.
Winneconne’s Tim Doehling captured his first ever Brian Peterson Builders Grand National feature. Brillion’s Ben Stumpf, Menasha’s TJ Smith, Tom Schneider of Chilton and Alex Stumpf of Brillion rounded out the top five finishers.
Hortonville’s Justin Jacobsen captured his first Stock car feature, leading wire-to-wire and fighting off Greenleaf’s Jesse Colwell in the final laps to score the win. Colwell settled for second, followed by Green Bay’s Rick Dix, Pulaski’s Junior Karcz and Whitelaw’s Mike Conard.
Suamico’s Josh Long won the Sportmod feature. Rookie Jessi Ness of Abrams posted her best finish of the year with second. Kewaunee’s Brian Bruechert took third, followed by Green Bay’s Troy Jerovetz and Pulaski’s JJ Anderson.
Greenville’s Danny Gracyalny padded his points lead with a feature win. Oconto’s Ralph Liegois Jr. crossed the line first in the sport four feature but was disqualified after a post race inspection discovered an illegal flywheel. That handed the win to Green Bay’s Matt Kaye.
Van Pay won the $7,500 Modified motor donated by 141 Speedway and Manitowoc Motor and Machining. Pensaukee’s Jerry Leary won the Stock car motor valued at $4,500.
Wildwood brakes/Behling Circle track hard charger awards went to Kewaunee’s Brian Bruechert and Van Pay. Bruechert charged from 11th to third in the Sportmod main while Van Pay sliced through the field from 22nd to 3rd. Green Bay’s Eddie Muenster won the $100 Manitowoc Motor and Machining product gift certificate by virtue of his seventh place Modified feature finish.
Racing action continues next Saturday night August 27 at 6 p.m for Larry’s Distributing/Budweiser night. Trailer races of Destruction will take place after the regular racing program is complete. 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; Kyle Lentz, Green bay; RM VanPay, Denmark; Sean Jerovetz, Sobieski; Randy Markwardt, Sheboygan Falls
HEATS 1) Jerovetz; Dean Maurer, DePere 2) Michelle Loy, Forest Junction; Brad Rohloff, Pulaski 3) Eric Van Iten, Green Bay; Eddie Muenster, Green Bay
BRIAN PETERSON BUILDERS GRAND NATIONAL FEATURE — Tim Doehling, Winneconne; Ben Stumpf, Brillion; TJ Smith, Menasha; Tom Schneider, Chilton; Alex Stumpf, Brillion
HEATS 1) Doehling; Kevin Naidl, Whitelaw 2) Brian Cesar, Sheboygan; Smith
SPORTMOD FEATURE — Josh Long, Suamico; Jessi Ness, Abrams; Brian Bruechert, Kewaunee; Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay; JJ Anderson, Pulaski
HEATS 1) Dylan Heillman, Green Bay; Long 2) Jesse Brey, Two Rivers; J J Anderson, Pulaski 3)Mike Dauphinais, Green Bay; Eric Mahlik, Green Bay
STOCK CAR FEATURE- Justin Jacobson, Hortonville; Jesse Colwell, Greenleaf; Rick Dix, Green Bay; Larry Karcz Jr, Pulaski; Mike Conard,
SEMI FEATURE- Mike Conard, Whitelaw
HEATS 1) Jerry Leary, Pensaukee; Jamie Colwell, Greenleaf 2) Larry Karcz Jr, Pulaski; Tyler Debouche, Suamico 3) Justin Jacobson, Hortonville; Todd Augustian, Kewaunee
STREET STOCK FEATURE –Dan Gracyalny, Greenville; Kraig Koehler, Francise Creek; George Paul, Luxemburg, Jeremy Hebel, Green Bay; Shawn Haydon, Greenville
SEMI FEATURE- Koehler
HEATS 1) Randy Rahn, Brillion; Shawn Haydon, Greenville 2)Adam Broehm, Stockbridge; Frank Groeschel, Menasha 3)Dan Gracyanly, Greenville; Dave Gauger, Forest Junction
SPORT 4 FEATURE — Matt Kaye, Green Bay; Adam Broehm, Stockbridge; Zack Dickie, Plymouth; Michael Frelich, Kaukauna; Dalton Cherney, Mishicot
HEATS 1) Ralph Legious Jr, Oconto; Brandon Tegen, Two Rivers 2) Mike Zitzer, Sheboygan; Brandon Kaye, Green Bay
Posted on August 20th, 2011