MCGRATH FENDS OFF LENTZ, WINS $1,600 MOD FEATURE AT 141 SPEEDWAY
Photos by Dave Hooker
by Joe & Kim Verdegan
(Francis Creek, WI) July 23 — Neosho’s Mitch McGrath fought off Green Bay’s Kyle Lentz all race long, leading every lap en route to victory in the Mike Hansel Trucking Modified feature at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek Saturday night. The win was worth $1,600.
A total of 106 drivers turned out to race, including 16 Modifieds, 23 Stock Cars, 17 Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals, 18 Sportmods, 18 Street stocks and 14 Sport fours.
McGrath sprinted into the lead from his front row starting spot at the drop of the green. Lentz shot from his row three spot into second by lap seven. De Pere’s Johnny Whitman joined the duo and the trio mixed it up until lap 14 for a Michelle Loy spin. With the field tightened up McGrath maintained the lead, with Lentz keeping the second spot. McGrath hung on for the win, with Lentz running second. RM Van Pay of Denmark battled past Whitman to take third. Whitman got fourth with Green Bay’s Eddie Muenster rounding out the top five.
Chilton’s Steve Schneider regained the points lead in the Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals by winning the feature. Whitelaw’s Kevin Naidl took runnerup honors, followed by Manitowoc’s Mike Bastian, Menasha’s TJ Smith who charged from 14th, and Brillion’s Ben Stumpf.
Luxemburg’s Tyler Smith came out on top of a race long duel with Greenleaf’s Jamie Colwell to win the Stock car main. Jamie took second with brother Jesse Colwell finishing third. It was the second straight week the Colwell brothers finished second and third. Shiocton’s Barry Van Straten took fourth with points leader Junior Karcz finishing fifth after pitting after a lap one caution.
New Franken’s Mark Joski passed Green Bay’s Dylan Heilmann for the lead on lap 16 and went on to win the Sportmod feature. Suamico’s Josh Long placed second, followed by Abrams Scooter Boyea, Green Bay’s Troy Jerovetz and Heilmann.
Oconto Falls Brian Johnson swept action in the sport four class, winning his heat and the feature.
Contingency awards winners included Jared Siefert of Green Bay. The defending track champion had a top five race going and wound up a DNF in the modified feature. He wins a set of AP Brake Pads courtesy of Behling Circle Track Equipment of Butler.
In the sportmods Jerovetz won the AP Brake Pads/Behling Circle Track Equipment Hard Charger award. Jerovetz charged from 10th to fourth in the feature, gaining six spots.
The Manitowoc Motor Machining $100 product gift certificate was awarded to Alex Stumpf of Brillion, by virtue of his seventh place Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals.
Racing action continues next Saturday night July 30 at 6 p.m for Schmitz Amusement night. 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 — Mitch McGrath, Neosho; Kyle Lentz, Green Bay; RM Van Pay, Denmark; Johnny Whitman, De Pere; Eddie Muenster, Green Bay
HEATS 1) Randy Markwardt, Sheboygan Falls; Jared Siefert, Luxemberg 2) McGrath; Lentz
BRIAN PETERSON BUILDERS GRAND NATIONAL FEATURE — Steve Schneider, Chilton; Kevin Naidl, Whitelaw; Mike Bastian, Manitowac; T.J. Smith, Menasha; Ben Stumpf, Brillion
HEATS 1) Keith Schommer, Chilton; Tom Schneider, Chilton 2) Naidl; Steve Schneider
SPORTMOD FEATURE — Mark Joski, New Franken; Josh Long, Suamico; Scott Boyea, Abrams; Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay; Dylan Heillman, Green Bay
HEATS 1) Mike Dauphinais, Green Bay; Boyea 2) Heillman; Joski
STOCK CAR FEATURE- Tyler Smith, Luxemberg; Jamie Colwell, Greenleaf; Jesse Colwell, Greenleaf; Barry VanStraten, Shiocton; Larry Karcz Jr, Pulaski
HEATS 1)Jesse Colwell, Greenleaf ; VanStraten 2) Rick Mahlberg, Denmark ; Jeremy Jauquet, Green Bay 3) Jerry Leary, Pensaukee ; John Mahlberg, Hilbert
STREET STOCK FEATURE — Josh Novak, Neenah; Dan Gracyalny, Greenville; Frank Groeschel, Menasha; Jeremy Hebel, Two Rivers; Kraig Koehler, Francis Creek
HEATS 1)Bob Czarapata, Krakow; Groeschel 2) Novak; Gracyalny
SPORT 4 FEATURE –Brian Johnson, Oconto Falls; Brandon Tegen,Two Rivers; Brandon Kaye,Green Bay; Tim Simon, St. Peter; Brandon Goeser, Chilton
HEATS 1) Johnson; Tegen 2)Brandon Kaye, Green Bay; Zack Dickie, Plymouth
Posted on July 23rd, 2011