STURGEON BAY’S LEMIEUX TOPS 141 SPEEDWAY SPORTMODS
Photos by Dave Hooker
by Joe and Jordan Verdegan
(Francis Creek, WI) June 11 — Sturgeon Bay’s Ryan “The Rocket” LeMieux led every lap en route to victory in the 20 lap Sportmod feature at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek. It was LeMieux’s first feature win here.
LeMieux scored a clean sweep in the division, and wasn’t the only one who did so on this night. Green Bay’s Jared Siefert, Pulaski’s Junior Karcz, Plymouth’s Ryan Minster and Stockbridge’s Adam Broehm each scored clean sweeps in their respective divisions.
A total of 97 cars were on hand, including 17 Modifieds, 16 stock cars, 14 Brian Peterson Grand nationals, 25 sportmods, 17 street stocks and 9 sport fours.
LeMieux jumped into the lead from his front row starting spot and never looked back, carefully sifting his way through lapped cars en route to victory. Green Bay’s Troy Jerovetz charged through the field from 10th to finish second. Green Bay’s Josh Long, Two Rivers’ Jesse Brey and New Franken’s Mike Joski rounded out the top five finishers.
For Siefert it was a repeat performance of a week ago, as the defending track champion again led every lap en route to victory. Mishicot’s Kyle Kudick came out on top of a race long dog fight with Sobieski’s Sean Jerovetz to take second. Jerovetz finished third, followed by Green Bay drivers Kyle Lentz and Eddie Muenster.
Karcz’s stock car victory proved to be a major downer for Pensaukee’s Jerry Leary. The pair traded the lead for the balance of the contest, with Denmark’s Rick Mahlberg joining the trio during the final laps making it a three car tussle for the lead. Leary’s racer experienced mechanical woes on the final lap and slowed, handing the win to Karcz, his third of the year here. Mahlberg hung onto second. Dave Kropp of Green Bay took third, with Steve Thornton of Sobieski and Greenleaf’s Mike Gilson rounding out the top five.
John Mahlberg of Hilbert won the Manitowoc Motor and Machining $100 gift certificate for his sixth place finish in the stock car feature.
Plymouth’s Ryan Minster made the tow north worth his while. In just his second appearance of the year Minster pulled off the victory in the Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals, fending off Manitowoc’s Logan Rhode and Ben and Alex Stumpf of Brillion for the win. Plymouth’s Brian Gilles rounded out the top five finishers.
Stockbridge’s Adam Broehm beat Francis Creek’s Kraig Koehler at the line to collect the street stock feature. Koehler settled for the runnerup spot, followed by New Holstein’s Tim Mueller, Manitowoc’s Brand Laurent and Kewaunee’s Jordan Parma.
Oconto’s Ralph Liegios Jr. won the sport four feature.
Racing resumes next Saturday, June 18 with racing 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; Kyle Kudick, Mishicot; Sean Jerovetz, Suamico; Kyle Lentz, Green Bay; Eddie Muenster, Green Bay
HEATS 1) Brain Thielke, Green Bay; Lentz 2) Siefert; Jamie Schmidt, Seymour
BRIAN PETERSON BUILDERS GRAND NATIONAL FEATURE — Ryan Minster, Plymouth; Logan Rhode, Manitowoc; Ben Stumpf, Brillion; Alex Stumpf, Brillion; Brian Gilles, Plymouth
HEATS 1) Minster; Keith Kellenbenz, Manitowoc 2) Gilles, Plymouth; Alex Stumpf
SPORTMOD FEATURE — Ryan LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay; Josh Long, Green Bay; Jesse Brey, Two Rivers; Mike Joski, Green Bay; Brian Bruechert, Kewaunee
SEMI FEATURE — JJ Andersen, Pulaski
HEATS 1) Josh Long; Andy Kleczka, Green Bay 2) LeMieux; Scott Boyea, Abrams 3) Brandon Long, Green Bay; Bruechert
STOCK CAR FEATURE- Larry Karcz, Pulaski; Rick Mahlberg, Denmark; Doug Kropp, Green Bay; Steve Thornton, Sobeski; Mike Gilson, Greenville; John Mahlberg, Hilbert
HEATS 1) Roger Johnson, Saukville; Jerry Leary, Pensaukee 2) Karcz; Tyler DeBouche, Little Suamico
STREET STOCK FEATURE — Adam Broehm, Stockbridge; Kraig Koehler, Francis Creek; Tim Mueller, New Holstein; Brad Laurent, Manitowoc; Jordan Parma, Kewaunee
HEATS 1) Dan Gracyalny, Greenville; Allan Schlueter, Oconto 2) Broehm; Mueller
SPORT 4 FEATURE — Ralph Liegois Jr., Pulaski; Brandon Tegen, Two Rivers; Zack Dickie, Sheboygan; Broehm; Mike Zitzer, Sheboygan Falls
HEATS 1) Brandon Kaye, Green Bay; Broehm
Posted on June 11th, 2011