SNELLENBERGER STOMPS FOES IN 141 IMCA “CLASH AT CREEK” II
by Joe Verdegan
(Francis Creek, WI) Aug 4 — Pulaski’s Rod Snellenberger drove around Seymour’s Shawn Wagner for the lead on lap 19 and hung on to capture the 30 lap IMCA stock car “Clash at the Creek” at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek.
A total of 94 cars pulled through the pit gate, including 32 IMCA stock cars, 20 northern sportmods, 18 grand nationals, 12 street stocks, and 12 sport fours.
Polesitter Shawn Wagner appeared headed for smooth sailing as the green flag dropped in the 30 lap contest. But Pulaski’s Junior Karcz stepped to the plate to challenge Wagner for the lead by lap 10. A pair of mid race cautions tightened the field, and Snellenberger, who started in row six, charged into second on lap 14 and battled Wagner for the lead. Four laps later Snellenberger made the pass on top, and cruised to victory. Wagner hung on for second, followed by brothers Jamie and Jesse Colwell of Greenleaf. Karcz rounded out the top five.
De Pere’s Johnny “Hitman” Whitman padded his points lead with a feature win, beating out New Franken’s Brad Lautenbach at the line for the win.
Don Sorce of West Allis collected his first 141 Speedway feature flag in the grand national sportsman class.
Kewaunee’s Ed “Eagle” Anschutz took the lead at the drop of the green, and led every lap en route to the caution free, 20 lap street stock feature. Anschutz received a stout challenge from Reedsville’s Matt Reinke during the last five laps.
Sheboygan’s Mike Zitzer won the sport four feature.
Rapid River, Michigan’s Matt Valliquette won the $100 Long Haul award sponsored by Webmaster Chewy of Tonet, WI.
Racing will take place next both Wednesday, Aug. 11 and Friday Aug. 13. Grand National Sportsman will be the guest class on Wednesday. Friday night’s program will be a full IMCA sanctioned, including modifieds, stock cars, hobby stocks and sport 4′s. The show will be draw/redraw. This show will also be Fan Appreciation night as there will be free beer and a corn roast following the Friday night races.
For more information, please check out the track’s website at 141speedway.com. You can also follow 141 Speedway on both Twitter and Facebook. 141 Speedway is located 20 miles south of Green Bay on County “R” in Francis Creek. For more information call 920 905 1112.
IMCA STOCKCAR CLASH AT THE CREEK FINISH — Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski; Shawn Wagner, Seymour; Jamie Colwell, Greenleaf; Jesse Colwell, Greenleaf; Junior Karcz, Pulaski; John Heinz, Green Bay; Scott Stewart, Oconto; Brian Bruechert, Kewaunee; Dave De Grave, Luxemburg; Dustin Loberger, Oconto; Mike Gilson, Greenleaf; Rick Mahlberg, Denmark; Jerry Leary, Suamico; Barry Van Straten, Shiocton; Steven Stewart, Oconto; Devin Snellenberger, Pulaski; John Mahlberg, Hilbert; Rick Dix, Green Bay; Kyle Frederick, Gillett; Eric Malfroid, Luxemburg
SEMI-FEATURES 1) DeGrave ; Steven Stewart
2) Leary; Rick Mahlberg
HEATS 1) Karcz; Scott Stewart
2) John Mahlberg; Snellenberger
3) Heinz; Jamie Colwell
4) Bruechert; Frederick
GRAND NATIONAL FEATURE — Don Sorce, West Allis; Ben Stumpf, Brillion; Steve Schneider, Chilton; Alex Stumpf, Brillion; TJ Smith, Menasha; Tommy Moore, Muskego
HEATS 1) Alex Stumpf; Smith
2) Travis Groelle, Manitowoc; Ben Stumpf
IMCA NORTHERN SPORTMOD FEATURE — Johnny Whitman, De Pere; Brad Lautenbach, New Franken; Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay; Kelsey Hayes, Sturgeon Bay; Rob Charapada, Oconto; Andy Kleczka,
HEATS 1) Jesse Brey, Manitowoc; Jesse Kroll, Algoma
2) Josh Long, Green Bay; Kleczka
STREET STOCK FEATURE — Ed Anschutz, Kewaunee; Matt Reinke, Reedsville; Adam Krepline, Manitowoc; Ryan Brandes, Brillion; Alan Schlueter, Oconto; Hank Horn Sr., Brillion
HEATS 1) Matt Reinke, Reedsville; Alan Schlueter, Oconto
2) Aaron Melchert, Seymour; Ryan Brandes, Brillion
SPORT FOUR FEATURE — Michael Zitzer, Sheboygan; Sam Ambrosius, Pulaski; Dalton Cherney, Mishicot; Justin Vannieuwenhoven, Pulaski; Travis Arenz, Sheboygan; Jessi Ness, Abrams
HEATS 1) Vannieuwenhoven; Jordan Parma, Kewaunee
2) Zitzer; Ness
Posted on August 4th, 2010