SIEFERT MAKES IT THREE IN A ROW IN 141 SPEEDWAY MODIFIED ACTION
Photos by Dave Hooker
(WHITELAW’S MIKE CONARD COLLECTS FIRST CAREER STOCK CAR WIN)
By Joe and Jordan Verdegan
(Francis Creek, WI) June 18 — Green Bay’s Jared Siefert continued his winning ways at 141 Speedway, taking the lead on lap two and cruising to victory in the 20 lap Van Drisse Racing Parts feature Saturday night.
A total of 90 drivers turned out to race, including 20 Modifieds, 16 Stock Cars, 10 Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals, 19 Sportmods, 14 Street stocks and 11 Sport fours.
Siefert jumped into the lead on lap two, passing Green Bay’s Chris Engels for the lead and never looking back. Siefert sweated out three caution periods and late surge by Jamie Schmidt of Seymour to collect the win. Schmidt hung on for second place, followed by Engels. De Pere’s Johnny Whitman finished fourth after charging from the tail of the field. Green Bay’s Eddie Muenster rounded out the top five finishers.
By virtue of his eighth place finish, Green Bay’s Eric Van Iten won the $100 gift certificate for Manitowoc Motor and Machining.
Brillion’s Alex Stumpf crossed the line first in the Brian Peterson Builders Grand National feature. However during a post race inspection his car was deemed to have an illegal part, handing the win to the second place finisher TJ Smith of Menasha.
Whitelaw’s Mike Conard made his first race of the year a good one, as Conard wound up winning the stock car feature with a thrilling, last lap pass. The win was the first of the career. Denmark’s Rick Mahlberg took second, followed by Pulaski’s Junior Karcz, Saukville’s Roger Johnson and Greenleaf’s Mike Gilson.
Green Bay’s Josh Long survived a race long battle with his brother Brandon Long and won the Sportmod feature. Suamico’s Andy Kleczka wound up second, followed Two Rivers Jesse Brey, Green Bay’s Eric Mahlik and Brandon Long.
Driving a car borrowed by Danny Gracyalny, Pulaski’s Junior Karcz wound up winning the Street stock feature. Francis Creek’s Kraig Koehler pressured Karcz in the waning laps but wound up second. Brillion’s Ryan Brandes, Two Rivers Dave Gauger Sr. and New Holstein’s Tim Mueller.
Two Rivers Brandon Tegen passed Adam Broehm of Stockbridge for the lead with two laps to go to win the 15 lap sport four feature.
Manitowoc’s Keith Kellenbenz brought the crowd to it’s feet, flipping onto his roof on the frontstretch in his Grand National heat race. His crew put the battered car back together where he wound up finishing 9th in the feature.
Racing resumes next Saturday, June 25 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 — Jared Siefert, Green Bay; Jamie Schmidt, Seymour; Chris Engels, Green Bay; Johnny Whitman, De Pere; Eddie Muenster, Green Bay
HEATS 1) Kyle Lentz, Green Bay; Eddie Muenster, Green Bay 2) Chris Engels, Green Bay, Sean Jerovetz, Little Suamico
BRIAN PETERSON BUILDERS GRAND NATIONAL FEATURE — TJ Smith, Menasha; Steve Schneider, Manitowoc; Logan Rhode, Manitowoc; Tom Schneider, Manitowoc
HEATS 1) Alex Stumpf; Steve Schneider 2) Smith; Ben Stumpf, Brillion
SPORTMOD FEATURE — Josh Long, Green Bay; Andy Kleczka, Green Bay; Jesse Brey, Two Rivers; Eric Mahlik, Green Bay; Brandon Long, Green Bay
HEATS 1) Scott Boulanger, Luxemburg; Jesse Brey, Two Rivers 2) Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay; Frank Geiger, Whitelaw
STOCK CAR FEATURE- Mike Conard, Whitelaw; Rick Mahlberg, Denmark; Larry Karcz, Pulaski; Roger Johnson, Saukville; Mike Gilson, Greenleaf
HEATS 1) John Mahlberg, Hilbert; Rick Dix, Green Bay 2) Rick Mahlberg; Tyler DeBouche, Little Suamico
STREET STOCK FEATURE — Karcz; Kraig Koehler, Francis Creek; Ryan Brandes, Brillion; Dave Gauger Sr., Two Rivers; Tim Mueller, New Holstein
HEATS 1) Lee Kielpikowski, Green Bay; Andrew Mellberg, Kaukauna 2) Karcz; Steven Gretz, Francis Creek
SPORT 4 FEATURE — Brandon Tegen, Two Rivers; Adam Broehm, Stockbridge; Shaun Bangart, Little Chute; Brandon Kaye, Green Bay; Brian Krejcarek, Two Rivers
HEATS 1) Kaye; Mike Zitzer, Sheboygan 2) Ralph Liegois Jr., Oconto; Tegen
Posted on June 18th, 2011