ROOKIE THEYS WINS CAUTION FREE 141 SPEEDWAY MOD FEATURE
Photos by Dave Hooker
by Chris Janda
(Francis Creek, WI) July 28 – Brad Theys of Kewaunee lead every lap from the drop of the green and went on to capture his first career modified feature at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek.
A total of 115 cars checked in to do battle. The field included 18 modifieds, 13 Brian Peterson Grand Nationals, 24 stock cars, 22 Tisler Salvage street stocks, 21 IMCA northern sportmods and 17 sport fours.
A hard charge from Luxemburg’s Jeremy Jacobs came up short in the end and he ended up in second. Defending track champion Sean Jerovetz came home third, with Seymour’s Jamie Schmidt and De Pere’s Johnny Whitman taking fourth and fifth, respectively.
Manitowoc’s Logan Rhode fought off a fast closing Don Sorce Jr. of West Allis to win the Brian Peterson Builders Grand National feature. Sorce took second with defending track champion TJ Smith third. Little Chute’s Matt Vetting and Manitowoc’s Shawn Schmitt placed fourth and fifth, respectively.
New Franken’s Brad Lautenbach started 12th, and methodically worked his way through the field, passing Green Bay’s Mike Dauphinais for the lead on lap 12 and dodge a pair of late cautions to win the IMCA northern sportmod feature. Oconto’s Rob Charapada pressured Lautenbach the distance, finishing 2nd. Pulaski’s JJ Anderson took third, followed by Green Bay’s Eric Mahlik and Suamico’s Josh Long.
Jeremy Hebel took the lead on lap seven and had free sailing to a feature win that was almost taken away from a hard charging Shawn Haydon. With three laps to go Shawn Haydon made Jeremy Hebel fight for that feature win and it came down to a half a car win by Two Rivers Jeremy Hebel. Coming home in second was Manitowoc’s Shawn Haydon. Third was Adam Fuhrmann of Brillion, Sobieski’s Dan Juszczyk took fourth and Travis Springstroh of De Pere wound up fifth.
Current point leader John Heinz of Green Bay caught Brillion’s Dan Nelson and passed him with three laps to go and went on to win the stock car feature, padding his points lead in the process. Nelson hung on for second place money followed by Green Bay’s Paul White, Manitowoc’s Brett Wenzel and Kewaunee’s Todd Augustain.
Brian Johnson Jr. of Oconto Falls won the sport four feature.
Racing resumes next Saturday, August 4 at 6 p.m. It will be cancer survivor night presented by Holy Family Memorial and TA Motorsports. All cancer survivors get into the races for free. 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 – Brad Theys, Kewaunee; Jeremy Jacobs, Luxemburg; Sean Jerovetz, Sobieski; Jamie Schmidt, Seymour; Johnny Wittman, De Pere
HEATS 1) Theys, Jacobs 2) Schmidt
BRIAN PETERSON BUILDERS GRAND NATIONAL FEATURE – Logan Rhode, Manitowoc; Don Sorce Jr., West Allis; TJ Smith, Menasha; Matt Vetting, Little Chute; Shawn Schmitt, Manitowoc
HEATS 1) Smith; Vetting 2) Sorce; Kevin Naidl, Whitelaw
STOCK CAR FEATURE – John Heinz, Green Bay; Dan Nelson, Brillion; Paul White, Green Bay; Brett Wenzel, Manitowoc; Todd Augustain, Kewaunee
SEMI FEATURE – Jamie Colwell, Kaukauna; Steven Stewart, Oconto; Roger Johnson, Saukville
HEATS 1) Chris Malfroid, Luxemburg; Josh Mroczkowski, Krakow 2) Heinz; White 3) Nelson; Dustin Loberger, Oconto
IMCA NORTHERN SPORTMOD FEATURE – Brad Lautenbach, New Franken; Rob Charapata, Oconto; JJ Anderson, Pulaski; Eric Mahlik, Green Bay; Josh Long, Suamico
HEATS 1) Anderson; Greg Potts, Green Bay 2) Mahlik; Brian Bruechert, Kewaunee 3) Rob Charapata, Oconto; Mike Dauphinais, Green Bay
TISLER SALVAGE STREET STOCK FEATURE – Jeremy Hebel, Two Rivers; Shawn Haydon, Greenville; Andrew Fuhrmann, Brillion; Dan Juszczyk, Sobieski; Travis Springstroh, De Pere
HEATS 1) Haydon; Fuhrmann 2) Juszczyk; Allan Schueter, Oconto 3) Hebel; Ray Fuller, Manitowoc
SPORT FOUR FEATURE – Brian Johnson, Oconto Falls; Ralph Legious, Oconto; Shaun Bangart, Chilton; Mike Montie, Abrams
HEATS 1) Johnson; Liegeois 2) Montie; Cody Hungerford, Little Chute
Posted on July 28th, 2012