Seymour – July 19 – After a couple very sticky days in Northeastern Wisconsin, the weather gods provided a perfect day for racing Sunday at the Seymour Speedway.
Swinkles Trucking and Victory Vinyl were the title sponsors for the big 5 division program which featured the WDLMA Late Models Lucky 7 series race. 118 cars participated with 27 Late Models on hand.
The Kim Parsons Memorial Trophy Tour promoting Organ and Tissue donations was also on hand with trophies for all race winners including the BIG trophies for the features.
The Budweiser IMCA Modifieds were up first with Jamie Schmidt setting the pace to the lone caution of the race on lap 4. Jerry Wilinski, T.J. Smith, Marcus Yarie and Eric Scribner were behind for the restart. Schmidt continued to lead the field but Yarie hooked up on the inside and in 2 laps found the lead. Benji LaCrosse was also working the inside line and moved into the runner up spot on lap 8. Yarie and LaCrosse rand side by side for 4 laps before LaCrosse could move into the top spot and was able to pull away form the field to collect his second straight and fourth feature overall. Yarie took the runner up spot. Wilinski hel off Brian Mullen and Scriber to take third with Eric Arenson rounding out the top six. The win by LaCrosse began his next string of wins after winning #100 last week.
Jamie Van Ooyen grabbed the initial lead as the Coors Light IMCA Stock Cars took the green. Barry Van Straten took the inside line and was scored as the leader on lap 2. The front of the field stayed packed with Van Straten holding the top spot with three and four wide racing behind. Point leader, Travis Van Straten, worked his way from mid pack into the runner up spot on lap 7 and for the next 2 laps was door to door for the lead. Travis moved into control of the race on lap 10 and while Rod and Devin Snellenberger were also side by side for second, he was able to start to build a lead.
Rod Snellenberger suddenly pulled out of the race on lap 14 and for the final 5 laps, Devin, Barry Van Straten and Chas Van Ooyen,Jr were tight for second. Travis Van Straten drove away with his third straight feature win and 6th on the season. Devin won the battle for second with Van Ooyen taking third ahead of Barry Van Straten. Kyle Frederick started the race in 19th and came through traffic to finish 5th with Mike Schmidt rounding out the top six in the green to checker race.
The O’Reilly Auto Parts IMCA Sport Mod feature started with a lap 2 caution, and then finished with 18 non stop laps. Dennis Miesler moved from the second row into the lead and had J.J. Andersen move behind after the restart. The pair moved ahead of the field a bit while a battle for third developed between, Scott Besaw, Jeremy Cota, Lucas Lamberies and Travis Arenz.
Andersen was able to wrestler the lead away from Miesler on lap 9 and then settled into building a lead on the rest of the field. Miesler then became part of the race for second for the rest of the race and had Lamberies challenge for a few laps. Andersen was able to collect his first feature win of the season here at Seymour, his first since July 8, 2012. Miesler took the runner up finish with Lamberies, Cota, Arenz and Besaw rouding out the top six.
The WDLMA headliners were next with 21 cars in the feature grid.
Tim Buhler started in the front row and quickly took the lead followed by Joel Bennett, Brad Mueller, Justin Ritchie, Justin Schmidt and Paul Parker. Ritchie brought out the first caution of the race when the car lost the driveshaft on lap 9. Buehler again pulled to a lead on the restart with Mueller Parker, Taylor Scheffler and Mitch McGrath now behind. A stalled car brought the final caution on lap 15.
Buehler was again able to pull away from the field on the restart as Mueller and Scheffler and a side by side duel for most of the final half of the race. McGrath, Parker and Mike Mullen ran together for fourth pace to the end of the race as well.
Buhler, a former track champ in 2004, collected his first Luck 7 series feature win with Sceffler taking the runner up spot over Mueller. McGrath won the battle for fourth with Mullen and Parker rounding out the top six.
The next Lucky 7 series race will be at Plymouth on Saturday July 25. The series returns to Seymour for a second time on Sunday, August 23, which will be part of the Summer Holiday Classic series with increased pay for all divisions that night.
The Turbo Blue Street Stocks took the track with Tony Everard leading the way followed by Harley Diedrick, Clint Evans, Ryan Blank, Jared Spaulding, Jeff Dorschner and Jeff Jungwirth. The pack remained tight at the front with Blank making a move into the runner up spot on lap 6 and then continued to take the lead one the following circuit. Once in front, Blank just eased away leaving the battle for second. Jungwirth moved into second on lap 9 but Blank had already open a lead. Allan Schlueter started to move forward over the final half of the race and moved into third on lap 16 and closed in on Jungwirth. Blank cruised to his second feature win of the season with Schlueter chasing down Jungwirth on the final lap to take the runner up spot. Evans was fourth and Diedrick finished fifth, bot career best finishes, and Dorschner rounding out the top six finishers.
An opening lap mix up and a lap 2 caution were the only slow downs in the 4 Cylinder main event. Joe Minks set the pace early with Kasey Gross, Mike Meier, Tyler Hungerford and Roger Braun behind. Gross was able to work into the top spot on lap 8 and had Braun, Minks and Hungerford right behind him for the final half of the race. Gross collected his second straight and third feature overall this season. Braun, Minks, Hungerford, Brad Wedde and Brandon Kaye rounded out the top siz.
Brandon Van Ooyen picked up the Thunder Truck win.
Reminder that there will be NO racing at the Seymour Speedway this coming Sunday July 26 because of the Outagamie County Fair.
When racing returns on Sunday, August 2, the Outlaw IRA Sprint Cars will be in town with a full regular 5 division program.
N.E.W. DIRT would like to THANK everyone that came out to the races last night and for choosing to make Seymour Speedway part of your weekly racing entertainment.
BUDWEISER IMCA MODIFIEDS
20 Lap Feature l. Benji LaCrosse, Green Bay 2. Marcus Yarie, Wausau
3, Jerry Wilinski, Seymour 4. Brian Mullen, Seymour 5. Eric Scribner, Lena 6. Eric Arneson, Oconto Falls
8 Lap Heats First l. Mullen 2. Trevor Spaulding, Greenville
Second l. Jerry Wilinski 2. Scribner
Third l. Konnor Wilinski, Seymour 2. Jamie Schmidt, Seymour
COORS LIGHT IMCA STOCK CARS
20 Lap Feature l. Travis Van Straten, Hortonville 2. Devin Snellenberger, Pulaski 3. Chas Van Ooyen, Jr, Appleton 4. Barry Van Straten, Shiocton 5. Kyle Frederick, Oconto 6. Mike Schmidt, Shawano
8 Lap Heats First l. Travis Van Straten 2. Barry Van Straten
Second l. Tom Riehl, Hortonville 2. Frederick
O’REILLY AUTO PARTS IMCA SPORT MODS
20 Lap Feature l. J.J. Andersen, Green Bay 2. Dennis Miesler, Luxemburg 3. Lucas Lamberies, Clintonville 4. Jeremy Cota, Oconto 5. Travis Arenz, Sheboygan 6. Scott Besaw, Omro
8 Lap Heats First l. Hunter Parson, Green Bay 2. Andersen
Second l. Lamberies 2. Besaw
WDLAM LATE MODELS LUCKY 7
30 Lap Feature 12, Tim Buehler, Glenbuelah 2. Taylor Scheffler, Milwaukee 3. Brad Mueller, Random Lake 4. Mitch McGrath, Waukesha 5. Mike Mullen, Seymour 6. Paul Parker, Kaukauna
15 Lap B-Main 1. Nick Anvelink, Navarino 2. Tom Naeyaert, Shawano 3. Jim Schmidt, Sheboygan
6 Lap Dash First l. McGrath 2. Parker
Second l. Buehler 2. Joel Bennett, Hortonville
10 Lap Heats First l. Bennett 2. Justin Hirt, Shawano
Second l. Parker 2. Justin Schmidt
Third l. Mullen 2. Buehler
Fourth l. Justin Ritchie, New London 2. Dave Fieber, Neenah
TURBO BLUE STREET STOCKS
20 Lap Feature l. Ryan Blank, Greenville 2. Allan Schlueter, Oconto 3. Jeff jungwirth, Oshkosh 4. Clint Evans, Weyauwega 5, Harley Diedrick, Freedom 6, Jeff Dorschner, Combined Locks
8 Lap Heats First l. Blank 2. Schlueter
Second l. Jungwirth 2. Evans
15 Lap Feature l. Kasey Gross, Gleason 2. Roger Braun, Kaukauna 3. Joe Minks, Menasha 4. Tyler Hungerfors, Freedom 5. Brad Wedde, Shawano 6. Brandon Kaye, New Franken
8 Lap Heats First l. Gross 2. Braun
Second l. Tanner Westphal, Clintonville 2. Carl King, Clintonville
Heat and Feature Brandon Van Ooyen, Appleton
Sunday, Race Day at Seymour. WDLMA joins in the fun TONIGHT
Seymour, July 19 - 9 AM - It’s race day and what a beautiful day it is going to be.
The past two, hot, humid days are gone leaving a warm, sunny, breezy day to welcome the WDLMA Late Model Lucky 7 series to the Seymour Speedway tonight.
The Budweiser IMCA Modifieds, Coors Light IMCA Stock Cars, O’Reilly Auto Parts IMCA Sport Mods, Turbo Blue Street Stocks and 4 Cylinders, along with the Thunder Trucks will fill out the program which is sponsored by Swinkles and Victory Vinyl.
The return of WDLMA has been high on the expectation list here at Seymour since the Memorial Day visit was rained out. The recent addition of “rookies” Jared Siefert and Mike Mullen to the veteran Late Model field, and both having garnered feature wins only a couple weeks in, has drawn a renewed attention to the division. Mullen used the practice session last Tuesday night to get used to the late model on his home track where he has had a bit of success in the iMCA Modified. He has one feature win this season and 7 overall, and was the division Rookie of the year in 2006. Siefert was a 2000 Rookie in the Modifieds and Champion here in 2005. He has 13 Modified feature wins at Seymour which is 7th on the all time list. WDLMA expects a full field to compete in tonights Lucky 7 series 30 lap main event.
Tonights running order:
Budweiser IMCA Modified
Coors Light IMCA Stock Car
WDLMA Late Models
O’Reilly Auto Parts IMCA Sport Mod
Turbo Blue Street Stocks
Pit opens at 4 PM
Regular divisions will line up by averages, WDLMA will draw/redraw. Cut off for both is 5:15
Pit admission is $25 with discounts for minors.
Drivers meeting at 5:30
Racing at 6 PM.
Grandstand opens at 4:30.
Adults 19-55 $13.00
Students 13-18 / Seniors 55+ $10.00
Kids 12 and under FREE with paid adult.
Racing starts at 6 PM.
Kids Club tonight will have a Bike Giveaway sponsored by area Kwik Trip.
Reminder there is NO racing here at the Seymour Speedway next Sunday, July 26, due to the Outagamie County Fair.
Racing returns on Sunday August 2, with the only appearance of the Outlaw IRA Sprint Cars, along with our full regular program.
We appreciate your choosing to support the Sunday night racing programs here at the Seymour Speedway and hope you can join us tonight.
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