MAURER SWEEPS 141 MODIFIED ACTION WITH HOMEMADE RACE CAR (CHAMPIONS CROWNED IN SIX DIVISIONS)
by Joe Verdegan
(Francis Creek, WI) August 27 — Driving a race car he built from scratch, De Pere veteran Dean Maurer fought off Seymour’s Jamie Schmidt to win the Modified feature on Larry’s Distributing Budweiser night at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek Saturday. Maurer also won his heat, netting a sweep for the evening.
Champions were crowned in all six divisions. Sobieski’s Sean Jerovetz captured his first career Modified track championship. Pulaski’s Junior Karcz won the Stock car title, while Menasha’s TJ Smith successfully defended his Brian Peterson Grand National title. Greenville veteran Danny Gracyalny won the street stock title. Green Bay’s Troy Jerovetz won the Sportmod title while Oconto’s Ralph Liegois Jr. won the Sport four crown.
A total of 114 drivers turned out to race before the largest weekly crowd of the year, including 23 Modifieds, 17 Stock Cars, 18 Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals, 21 Sportmods, 20 Street stocks and 15 Sport fours.
“The Whitelaw Weapon” Kevin Naidl battled Manitowoc rookie Shawn Schmitt at the checkers to collect his second Brian Peterson Builders Grand National feature.
Luxemburg rookie Chad Kaminski netted an $850 payday with his victory in the Sportmod feature. A bulk of Kaminski’s bonus bucks came from his sponsors and fans. Luxemburg’s Dave De Grave netted his first Stock car feature of the season while Krakow’s Bob Czarapata wheeled a 12 year old street stock into victory lane, winning the street stock feature.
Oconto Falls Brian Johnson swept action in the sport four action, winning his heat and the feature.
The $100 Manitowoc Motor and Machining product gift certificate was awarded to Tim Mueller of New Holstein by virtue of his 13th place finish in the street stock feature.
There will be no racing on Saturday, September 3. The Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw sprints will be in action on Sunday, September 4. Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals will be in action, along with Sport fours. 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 — Dean Maurer, DePere; Jamie Schmidt, Seymour; Eddie Muenster, Green Bay; Tim Czarneski, Denmark; Jared Siefert, Luxemburg
HEATS 1) Maurer; Czarneski 2) Randy Markwardt, Sheboygan Falls; Kyle Kudick, Mishicot 3) Chris Engels, Green Bay; Siefert
BRIAN PETERSON BUILDERS GRAND NATIONAL FEATURE — Kevin Naidl,Whitelaw; Shawn Schmitt, Manitowoc; T.J. Smith, Menasha; Brett Wenzel, Two Rivers; Steve Schneider, Chilton
HEATS 1) Daniel Schumacher, Milwaukee; Brett Wenzel, Two Rivers 2) Shawn Schmitt, Manitowoc; Gauger
SPORTMOD FEATURE — Chad Kaminski, Luxemburg; Eric Mahlik, Green Bay; Brian Bruechert, Kewaunee; Josh Long, Suamico; Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay
HEATS 1) Kaminski; JJ Anderson, Pulaski 2)Mike Dauphinais, Green Bay; Dylan Heilman, Green Bay
STOCK CAR FEATURE- Dave Degrave, Luxemburg; Rick Dix, Green Bay; Mike Conard, Whitelaw; Steve Thorton, Sobieski; John Mahlberg, Hilbert
HEATS 1) Rick Mahlberg, Denmark; Mike Conard, Whitelaw 2) John Mahlberg, Hilbert; Larry Karcz Jr, Pulaski
STREET STOCK FEATURE –Bob Czarapata, Krakow; Travis Springstroh, Freedom; Dave Gauger Sr, Two Rivers; Randy Rahn, Brillion; Kraig Koehler, Francis Creek
HEATS 1)Travis Springstroh, Freedom; David Gauger Sr, Two Rivers 2)Eric Derks, Hollandtown; Bob Czarapata, Krakow
SPORT 4 FEATURE — Brian Johnson, Oconto Falls, Brandon Goeser, Chilton; Brandon Kaye, Green Bay; Cole Gracyalny, Kaukauna; Mike Zitzer, Sheboygan
HEATS 1)Brandon Tegen, Two Rivers; Jordan Gracyalny, Kaukauna 2) Johnson; Brandon Kaye
Posted on August 27th, 2011