WHITMAN AWARDED 141 SPEEDWAY IMCA MODIFIED VICTORY
Photos by Dave Hooker
By Chris Janda
(Francis Creek, WI) April 28– De Pere’s Johnny Whitman has been awarded the Hansel Trucking IMCA modified feature that was run at 141 Speedway on April 27.
Whitman, who crossed the line second at the checkers, was awarded the victory following a post race inspection of first place finisher Marcus Yarie’s racecar. The inspection found Yarie’s car to be equipped with illegal spindles, thus disqualifying Yarie and awarding the win to Whitman.
A total of 147 cars checked in to do battle on night 1. The field included 36 Mike Hansel Trucking IMCA modifieds, 12 Brian Peterson Grand Nationals, 28 IMCA stock cars, 24 Tisler Salvage street stocks, 30 Mike Hansel Trucking IMCA northern sportmods and 17 sport fours.
Defending track champion John Heinz of Green Bay picked up his first IMCA stock car feature win of the year. Dustin Loberger wins the battle for second place over Algoma’s Shawn Havel; Oconto’s Scott Stewart has a good finish in fourth with the “Wild Child” Tyler Smith of Luxemburg finishing in fifth.
Shawano driver Tracy Wassenberg jumps out to a big lead in the Hansel Trucking IMCA Sportmods but a caution on lap 11 would wipe that lead away. On the restart Wassenberg quickly stretches over the hard chasing JJ Anderson who comes home in second with Josh Long of Little Suamico third. Andy Kleczka picks up fourth and Cody Hudson rounding out the top five.
Mark Baker makes the long trip up from West Allis pay off by picking up the heat and feature win in the Tisler Salvage Street Stocks. Home town driver Kraig Koehler picks up second with Manitowoc’s Paul Deifenthaler in third.
Dan Sorce of West Allis picks up the clean sweep in the Brian Peterson Grand Nationals by capturing the checkered flag in the feature. Sorce lead from the drop of the green in the 15 lap feature with Shawn Schmitt of Manitowoc coming home in second. Don Sorce of West Allis ends up third with Manitowoc driver Greg Haese in fourth.
Abrams Mike Montie scored a clean sweep in the sport four division.
Racing resumes next Saturday night, May 4 beginning at 6 p.m. 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.
MIKE HANSEL TRUCKING IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE – Johnny Whitman, De Pere; Justin Ritchie, New London; Eric Scribner, Kiel; James Tebon, Algoma
SEMI-FEATURE 1) Sean Jerovetz, Sobieski; Don Scheffler, Milwaukee 2) Jared Seifert, Luxemburg; Jamie Schmidt, Seymour
HEATS 1) Eric Scribner, Kiel; Todd Dart, Algoma 2) Jay Mathias, Green Bay; Russ Reinwald, Juneau 3) Eric Mahlik, Green Bay; Marcus Yarie, Wausau 4) Jeremy Jacobs, Luxemburg; Johnny Whitman, Depere
BRIAN PETERSON BUILDERS GRAND NATIONAL FEATURE – Dan Sorce, West Allis; Shawn Schmitt, Manitowoc; Don Sorce, West Allis; Greg Haese, Manitowoc; Kodiak Wirtz, Bucktown
HEATS 1) Dan Sorce; Don Sorce, West Allis
IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE – John Heinz, Green Bay; Dustin Loberger, Oconto; Shawn Havel, Algoma; Scott Stewart, Oconto; Tyler Smith, Luxemburg
SEMI FEATURE – Luke Lemmens, Stevens Point; Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay
HEATS 1) Rick Mahlberg, Denmark; Dave Bouche, Algoma 2) Shawn Havel, Algoma; John Heinz, Green Bay 3) John Courchaine, Pound; Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski
MIKE HANSEL TRUCKING IMCA NORTHERN SPORTMOD FEATURE – Tracy Wassenberg, Shawano; JJ Anderson, Pulaski; Josh Long, Little Suamico; Andy Kleczka, Suamico; Cody Hudson, Shawano
1) Rob Charapata, Oconto; Brandon Long, Little Suamico 2) Joey Taycher, Appleton; Cody Hokenstad, Shawano
HEATS 1) John Heinz, Green Bay; Ryan Lemieux, Sturgeon Bay 2) Travis Cain, Oconto; Cody Hudson, Shawano 3) Tracy Wassenberg, Shawano; Andy Kleczka, Suamico 4) JJ Anderson, Pulaski; Rob Kroll, Navarino
TISLER SALVAGE STREET STOCK FEATURE – Mark Baker, West Allis; Kraig Koehler, Francis Creek; Paul Deifenthaler, Manitowoc; Jason Behnke; Travis Luedtke, Sturgeon Bay
HEATS 1) Scott Boulanger, Luxemburg; Kevin Luedtke, Sturgeon Bay 2) Baker; Deifenthaler 3) Behnke; Andrew Melberg, Kaukauna
SPORT FOUR FEATURE – Mike Montie, Abrams; Brian Johnson, Oconto; Ralph Legios, Oconto; Brad Prahl, Luxemburg; Jeff Brehmer, Pulaski
HEATS 1) Montie; Johnson 2) Brehmer; Calvin Nowak, Abrams
Posted on April 28th, 2013