MUENSTER CAPTURES RAIN SHORTENED 141 SPEEDWAY MOD MAIN
Photos by Dave Hooker
by Joe Verdegan
(Francis Creek, WI) April 30 – Green Bay veteran Eddie Muenster passed Fremont’s Mike Wedelstadt for the lead on lap nine and won the Modified feature at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek Saturday night.
The race was called after 10 laps due to rain. The sport four feature was also cancelled due to the rain.
A total of 104 drivers checked in, including 16 Modifieds, 17 Grand Nationals, 26 Sportmods, 15 Stock Cars, 12 Street Stocks and 18 Sport 4’s.
Muenster, who started sixth, quickly jumped into the top four at the drop of the green, as polesitter Dave Zeitler paced the opening five circuits before being passed by Wedelstadt on lap five. A pair of rain delayed cautions flew within the next three laps. On the final restart Muenster squeezed inside of Wedelstadt to take the lead. With ten laps in the yellow flew for the rain and the event was called complete. Wedelstadt took second, followed by Green Bay’s RM Van Pay, Sean Jerovetz of Sobieski and Denmark’s Tim Czarneski.
Denmark’s Rick Mahlberg captured a wild finishing 20 lap stock car feature. On the final lap while heading for the finish line Pulaski’s Junior Karcz spinning in front of the field while attempting to pass Mahlberg for the lead. The finish went back to the last completed lap with Mahlberg getting the win. Points leader Roger Johnson of Saukville took second, followed by Green Bay’s John Heinz, Kewaunee’s Keith Kickbusch and Hilbert’s John Mahlberg. Rick Mahlberg swept the class for the night with his heat win.
Green Bay’s Troy Jerovetz fought off a fast closing duo of Brad Lautenbach of New Franken and Eric Arneson in the final laps to win the 20 lap Sportmod feature. Lautenbach, the opening night feature winner, nipped Arneson at the line to take the runnerup spot. Arneson took third, followed by Pulaski’s JJ Anderson and Green Bay’s Josh Long. Jerovetz netted a sweep for the night.
Brillion’s Ben Stumpf captured the time shortened, caution marred Brian Peterson Builders Grand National feature. Stumpf also won his heat, netting a sweep for the evening. Hank Horn Jr. of Brillion emerged triumphant in the caution marred street stock feature.
Weekly Saturday night racing resumes May 7 beginning at 6 p.m. 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 – Eddie Muenster, Green Bay; Mike Wedelstadt, Fremont; RM Van Pay, Green Bay; Sean Jerovetz, Sobieski; Tim Czarneski, Denmark; Kyle Kudick, Mishicot
HEATS 1) Wedelstadt; Sean Jerovetz, Sobieski 2) Kudick; Eddie Muenster
BRIAN PETERSON BUILDERS GRAND NATIONAL FEATURE – Ben Stumpf, Brillion; Tom Schneider, Chilton; Shawn Slayton, Greenville; Matt Vetting, Valders; Steve Schneider, Chilton; Keith Kellenbenz, Manitowoc
HEATS 1) Gilles; Alex Stumpf, Brillion 2) Ben Stumpf; TJ Smith, Menasha
SPORTMOD FEATURE – Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay; Brad Lautenbach, New Franken; Eric Arneson, Oconto Falls; JJ Anderson, Pulaski; Josh Long, Green Bay; Brandon Long, Green Bay
SEMI FEATURE – Eric Mahlik, Green Bay
HEATS 1) Lautenbach; Scott Boyea, Abrams 2) Jerovetz; Jesse Brey, Two Rivers 3) Tracy Wassenberg, Shawano; Josh Long
STOCK CAR FEATURE – Rick Mahlberg, Denmark; Roger Johnson, Saukville; John Heinz, Green Bay; Keith Kickbusch, Kewaunee; John Mahlberg, Hilbert; Jamie Suchocki, Denmark
HEATS 1) Rick Mahlberg, Denmark; Johnson 2) Junior Karcz, Pulaski; Heinz
STREET STOCK FEATURE – Hank Horn Jr., Brillion; Dave Gauger Sr., Two Rivers; George Paul, Luxemburg; Jordan Parma, Kewaunee; Adam Broehm, Stockbridge
HEATS 1) Dan Gracyalny, Greenville; Ed Anschutz, Kewaunee 2) Broehm; Eric Derks, Hollandtown
SPORT 4 FEATURE – Rained out
HEATS 1) Brian Johnson, Oconto Falls; Brian Krejcarek, Manitowoc 2) Ralph Leigois, Oconto; Adam Broehm, Stockbridge
Posted on April 30th, 2011