MCGRATH MOPS UP ON 141 MOD FOES
(RECORD 168 CARS SHOW UP IN SIX CLASS SHOW)
(Francis Creek, WI) May 5– Neosho’s Mitch McGrath passed Fremont’s Mike Wedelstadt for the lead on lap seven and battled defending track champ Shawn Jerovetz in the final laps to capture the modified feature at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek on Stock’s Harley Davidson/21 Guns Saloon night.
A weekly record of 168 cars checked in to do battle. The field included 24 modifieds, 19 Brian Peterson Grand Nationals, 31 stock cars, 31 street stocks, 42 IMCA northern sportmods and 22 sport fours.
McGrath swept action as he also won his heat. The second generation driver started in row three and wrestled the top spot away from Wedelstadt after a restart. Jerovetz slipped past Wedelstadt in the final laps to take second. Wedelstadt settled for third, followed by Green Bay’s Kyle Lentz and Dean Maurer of De Pere.
Green Bay’s Eric Mahlik netted a clean sweep of the IMCA northern sportmods division, as did Oconto’s Brian Johnson Jr. in the sport fours.
Defending track champion Junior Karcz of Pulaski outdueled arch rival John Heinz of Green Bay to collect the stock car feature win.
Malone’s Tim Warner captured the Brian Peterson Builders Grand National feature while Sturgeon Bay’s Kevin Luedtke sweated out several caution periods and a late race surge by Mt. Calvary’s Brian Vinney to capture the Tisler Salvage street stock main.
Next Saturday US Bank will sponsor the racing action beginning at 6 p.m. 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.
FEATURE – Mitch McGrath, Neosho; Sean Jerovetz, Sobieski; Mike Wedelstadt, Fremont; Kyle Lentz, Green Bay; Dean Maurer, De Pere
SEMI-FEATURE – Shawn Kilgore, New Franken; Eric Arneson, Oconto Falls
HEATS 1) McGrath; Tim Czarneski, Denmark
2) Johnny Whitman, De Pere; Mike Wedelstadt
3) Jamie Schmidt, Seymour; Jerovetz
BRIAN PETERSON BUILDERS GRAND NATIONALS
FEATURE – Tim Warner, Malone; T.J. Smith, Menasha; Don Sorce Jr., West Allis; Logan Rhode, Manitowoc; Matt Vetting, Valders
HEATS 1) Kevin Damrow, Manitowoc; Charlie Sancinati, West Allis
2) Sorce Jr.; Dave Gauger Jr., Two Rivers
FEATURE –Junior Karcz; Pulaski; John Heinz, Green Bay; Tyler Smith, Luxemburg; Jerry Leary, Pensaukee; Roger Johnson, Saukville
SEMI FEATURE –1) Johnson, ; Tyler Debouche, Green Bay
2) Chris Malfroid, Luxemburg; Wade Voegeltline, Suamico
HEATS 1) Brett Wenzel, Two Rivers; Mike Conard, Whitelaw
2) Tyler Smith, Luxemburg; Junior Karcz, Pulaski
3) Jerry Leary, Pensaukee; Luke Lemmens, Kewaunee
IMCA NORTHERN SPORTMODS
FEATURE – Eric Mahlik, Green Bay; Josh Long, Suamico; Brian Bruechert, Kewaunee ; Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay; Mark Joski, New Franken
SEMI FEATURES 1) Brandon Long, Suamico; Mike Dauphinais, Green Bay
2) Nick Mahlik, Green Bay; Scott Boyea, Abrams
HEATS 1) Chad Kaminski, Luxemburg; Andy Kleczka, Suamico
2) Jared Van Lannen, New Franken; Rob Charapada, Oconto
3) Rick Kretschmann, Sheboygan Falls; Joski
4) Eric Mahlik; Bruechert
TISLER SALVAGE STREET STOCKS
FEATURE – Kevin Luedtke, Sturgeon Bay; Brian Vinney, Mt. Calvary; Kraig Koehler, Francis Creek; George Paul, Luxemburg; Allen Schlueter, Oconto Falls
SEMI FEATURE – 1) Brad Laurent, Manitowoc; Matt McDonald, Manitowoc
2) Mike Nehmer, Waupun; Tony Everard, Green Bay
HEATS 1) Paul; David Baenen, New Franken
2) Jerry Winkler, Oshkosh; Mike Zitzer, Sheboygan Falls
3) Schlueter; Koehler
4) Jeremy Hebel, Two Rivers, Vinney
FEATURE – Brian Johnson, Oconto; Mike Montie, Oconto; Matthias Prouty, De Pere; Cody Hungerford, Little Chute; Jeremy Czarapata, Krakow
HEATS 1) Johnson; Montie
2) Ralph Legiois Jr., Oconto; Kasey Gross, Gleason
Posted on May 5th, 2012