LaCrosse, Frederick Sweep Seymour IMCA Action
Luxemburg’s Benji LaCrosse passed Little Suamico’s Danny Deau for the lead on lap 14 and went on to capture the 20 lap IMCA modified feature at Seymour Speedway Sunday night. With his heat win LaCrosse netted a sweep for the evening.
Gillett’s Kyle Frederick followed suit, winning his heat and fending off arch rivals John Heinz of Green Bay and Pulaski’s Rod Snellenberger to win the 20 lap IMCA stock car feature and his heat, garnering a sweep for the night.
A total of 137 cars showed up to race, including 28 IMCA modifieds, 30 stock cars, 29 northern sportmods, 27 street stocks and 24 4 bangers.
Deau took the lead at the drop of the green in the IMCA mod feature, while LaCrosse started 11th. LaCrosse had clawed his way to second by lap 10, and wasted no time in reeling in Deau. LaCrosse muscled inside of Deau with six laps to go and sped away to victory. Deau hung on for second. Seymour’s Mike Mullen nipped Green Bay’s Chris Engels at the line for third. Seymour’s Brian Mullen rounded out the top five.
Frederick waged a see-saw battle with Snellenberger in the waning laps, and wound up breaking Shawn Wagner’s four-in-a-row win streak. Heinz took second followed by Snellenberger, Wagner and Luxemburg’s Bill Kelsey.
De Pere’s Johnny Whitman ducked underneath Shawano’s Tracy Wassenberg for the lead on lap four and fought off a late challenge by Wassenberg in the final two laps to collect his first, 20 lap IMCA northern sportmod feature win. Wassenberg settled for second at the checkers, followed by Hortonville’s Travis Van Straten, Green Bay’s Troy Jerovetz and Beaver Dam’s Jeff Schmuhl. Defending track champion Todd Everard of Green Bay passed Kaukauna’s Danny Gracyalny for the lead on lap six and survived two caution periods to win his first, 20 lap street stock feature of the season.
Points leader Matt Drawenek of Kaukauna got caught up in a lap two wreck. The mishap sent him off with the help of a wrecker, and thus surrendering the points lead to Everard.
A pair of violent rollovers occurred in separate incidents at the start of the 4 banger finish. Krakow’s Rachel Czarapata and Kaukauna’s Ben Meyerhoffer both rolled their mounts, but escaped unhurt. Pulaski’s Dean DeKeyser won the time shortened, caution plagued event.
Next Sunday night’s races on June 13 are sponsored by Titletown Express. Racing gets underway at 6 p.m. For more information check the track website seymoursuperspeedway.net. The track phone is 920 833 7726. Seymour Speedway is located 15 minutes west of Green Bay off highway 54 at the Outagamie County Fairgrounds in Seymour.
IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE: Benji Lacrosse, Luxemburg; Danny Deau, Little Suamico; Mike Mullen, Seymour; Chris Engels, Green Bay; Brian Mullen, Seymour; Sean Jerovetz, Little Suamico
SEMI FEATURE: 1) Julie Wedelstadt, New London; Brad Rohloff, Pulaski
HEATS: 1) Lacrosse; Tim Czarneski, Denmark 2) Chad Bartel, Shiocton; Sean Jerovetz, Little Suamico 3) Engels; Mike Wedelstadt, New London
IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE: Kyle Frederick, Gillett; John Heinz, Green Bay; Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski; Shawn Wagner, Seymour; Bill Kelsey, Luxemburg; Rick Dix, Green Bay
SEMI FEATURES: 1) Harley Simon, Seymour; Jeremy Wiitala, Green Bay
HEATS: 1) Heinz; Bill Kelsey 2) Wagner; Snellenberger 3) Frederick; Dan Nelsen, Brillion
IMCA NORTHERN SPORTMOD FEATURE: Johnny Whitman, De Pere; Tracy Wassenberg, Shawano; Travis Van Straten, Hortonville; Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay; Jeff Schmuhl, Beaver Dam; Jason Guyette, Black Creek
SEMI FEATURE: 1) Jeremy Cota, Oconto; Scott Boulanger, Luxemburg
HEATS: 1) Jerovetz; Whitman 2) Van Straten; Brad Lautenbach, New Franken 3) Rob Charapata, Oconto; Eric Mahlik, Green Bay
STREET STOCK FEATURE: Todd Everard, Green Bay; Dan Gracyalny, Kaukauna; Jerry Winkler, Oshkosh; Aaron Melchert, Seymour; Derek Lecker, Black Creek; Bob Czarapata, Krakow
SEMI FEATURE: 1) Stephen Hiles, Hortonville; Lee Propson, Chilton
HEATS: 1) Bob Czarapata, Krakow; Matt Drawenek, Kaukauna 2) Melchert; Austin Olson, Clintonville 3) Joe Schwister, Seymour; Winkler
4 BANGER FEATURE: Dean DeKeyser, Pulaski; Sam Ambrosius, Pulaski; Tim Simon, St. Peter; Jeremy Czarapata, Krakow; Josh Roehl, Appleton; Jason Cornelius, Oneida
SEMI FEATURE: 1) Brian Johnson, Oconto Falls; Ryan Plog, Green Bay
HEATS: 1) Jeremy Czarapata; Rachel Czarapata, Krakow 2) Roehl; Calvin Stueck, Clintonville 3) Cornelius; Wayne Hansen, Krakow
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