LENTZ SCORES THRILLING LAST LAP 141 SPEEDWAY MOD WIN
Photos by Dave Hooker
by Joe Verdegan
(Francis Creek, WI) June 9 – It was the “Kyle and Kyle” show Saturday night at 141 Speedway, as Green Bay’s “Kyle” Lentz motored around Mishicot’s “Kyle” Kudick on the final lap to capture the modified feature at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek on Custom Windows Plus/1st Choice Auto night.
A total of 141 cars checked in to do battle. The field included 24 modifieds, 15 Brian Peterson Grand Nationals, 30 stock cars, 24 Tisler Salvage street stocks, 31 IMCA northern sportmods and 17 sport fours.
Kudick, who started in row two, dove underneath polesitter Adam Reed at the drop of the green of the 20 lap contest. Kudick dove to the bottom and puttered around the slick, third mile clay oval. Dean Maurer of De Pere’s mount stalled on lap seven, drawing an amber.
Kudick kept the top spot through a pair of yellows, one of which was thrown on lap 13 for a Jamie Schmidt spin. When racing resumed, Lentz, who had stared in row four, was running in third and bolted into second on a restart. A caution flew with three laps to go, and Lentz jumped into the lead when there was contact with Kudick and third place driver Mitch McGrath. Lentz earned the win, with Kudick and Neosho’s Lentz taking the podium finishes. De Pere’s Jay Matthias and Suamico’s Sean Jerovetz rounding out the top five.
West Allis Don Sorce Jr. scored a clean sweep in the Brian Peterson Builders Grand National class. Sorce Jr. won his heat and kept Manitowoc’s Logan Rhode and company at bay to win the 15 lap feature. Rhode settled for second at the pay widnwo, followed by defending track champion TJ Smith of Menasha, Winneconne’s Tim Doehling and Whitelaw’s Kevin Naidl.
Green Bay’s John Heinz netted a clean sweep, winning both his heat and the feature in the stock car division. The stock car main got off to a rough start, with a pair of opening laps wrecks. The crashes took out Luke Lemmens of Kewaunee, Brussels’ Jeremy Anschutz and Luxemburg’s Tyler Smith. When racing resumed Krakow rookie Josh Mroczokowski took the lead, with Heinz, who started in row six, slicing his way through the pack into second, through a pair of caution periods.
Heinz slipped past Mroczkowski for the lead on lap eight, and held the top spot through two more yellows to collect the win. Denmark’s Rick Mahlberg took second, followed by Mroczkowski, Pulaski’s Devin Snellenberger and Manitowoc’s Brett Wenzel rounded out the top five finishers.
Algoma’s Tyler Hackett fended off a late race challenge from New Franken’s Brad Lautenbach to win the IMCA northern sportmod feature. Lautenbach took second, followed by Kewaunee’s Brian Bruechert, Green Bay’s Eric Mahlik and Green Bay’s Mike Duphinais. Hackett won his heat, nailing a sweep for the night.
Greenville’ Shawn Haydon dodged several caution periods and a late race surge from Green Bay’s Tony Everard to win a time shortened 15 lap Tisler Salvage street stock feature. Everard took second, followed by Luxemburg’s Mitch Vandermause, Manitowoc’s Brad Laurent and Reedsville’s Matt Reinke.
Defending track champion Ralph Liegeois Jr. charged from last to first to win the sport four feature. But a post race inspection drew a disqualifcation, handing the win to second place finisher Cody Hungerford of Little Chute.
Weekly racing resumes next Saturday, June 16. 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 – Kyle Lentz, Green Bay; Kyle Kudick, Mishicot; Mitch McGrath, Neosho; Jay Matthias, De Pere; Sean Jerovetz, Suamico
SEMI-FEATURE – Kyle Frederick, Gillett
HEATS 1) Jamie Schmidt, Seymour; Tim Czarneski, Denmark
2) Kudick; Jerovetz,
3) Jeremy Jacobs, Kewaunee; McGrath
BRIAN PETERSON BUILDERS GRAND NATIONALS FEATURE – Don Sorce Jr, West Allis; Logan Rhode, Manitowoc; TJ Smith, Menasha; Tim Doehling, Winneconne; Kevin Naidl, Whitelaw
HEATS 1) Sorce Jr.; Dave Gauger Jr., Two Rivers
2) Bernie Schommer, Chilton; Tim Warner, Malone
STOCK CAR FEATURE – John Heinz, Green Bay; Rick Mahlberg, Denmark; Josh Mroczkowski, Krakow; Devin Snellenberger, Pulaski; Brett Wenzel, Manitowoc
SEMI FEATURE –Todd Augustain, Kewaunee
HEATS 1) Rick Mahlberg; Mike Gilson, Greenleaf
2) Heinz; John Anschutz, Brussels
3) Junior Karcz, Pulaski; John Mahlberg, Hilbert
IMCA NORTHERN SPORTMODS FEATURE –Tyler Hackett, Algoma; Brad Lautenbach, New Franken; Brian Bruechert, Kewaunee; Eric Mahlik, Green Bay; Mike Dauphinais, Green Bay
SEMI FEATURES 1) Mark Joski, New Franken
2) Ryan LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay
HEATS 1) Rob Charapada, Oconto; Josh Long, Suamico
2) Chad Kaminski, Luxemburg; JJ Anderson, Pulaski
3) Hackett; Lautenbach
4) Greg Potts, Green Bay; Bruechert
TISLER SALVAGE STREET STOCK FEATURE – Shawn Haydon, Greenville; Tony Everard, Green Bay;Mitch Vandermause, Luxemburg; Brad Laurent, Manitowoc; Matt Reinke, Reedsville
SEMI FEATURE – Dave Gauger Sr., Two Rivers
HEATS 1) Matt McDonald, Manitowoc; Laurent
2) Jeff Jungwirth, Oshkosh; Haydon 3) George Paul, Luxemburg; Andrew Melberg, Kaukauna
SPORT FOUR FEATURE – Cody Hungerford, Little Chute; Brian Johnson, Oconto Falls; Scott Johnson, Evan Beattie, Little Chute
HEATS 1) Mike Montie, Abrams; Hungerford
2) Brian Johnson; Ralph Liegeois Jr,
Posted on June 9th, 2012