Written by Dave Panske Sunday, 13 July 2014 07:37
Seymour July 13- 8:30 AM- For the first time in a month, the weather will actually be co-operating with the Seymour Speedway today, providing sun shine for the racing program tonight.
The Swamp Bar and Jackson Point Sports Bar are combining to sponsor the racing on the 1/3 mile banked oval. The program will feature our five regular divisions, Budweiser IMCA Modifieds, Coors Light IMCA Stock Cars, Turbo Blue Street Stocks, IMCA Sport Mods and 4 Cylinders, and to close out the racing action, the Spectator Eliminators will on the card tonight.
Despite the lousy weather the past month, racing has been excellent on Sunday nights. Of the 10 features run, five have gone to a driver named Czarapata.
Jason has claimed two straight in the Budweiser IMCA Modifieds and three overall to move atop the point standings, Jason is a 2 time and defending series champion and now holds a 12 point margin over Mike Wedelstadt who sits tied with Jamie Schmidt in second with Chad Bartel in third. All four drivers are feature winners so far this season.
Cousin, Brandon Czarapata has been the dominant driver in rhe Coors Light IMCA Stock Car division the past three seasons, running to his second straight and fifth win of the season last week. He has won 25 features over the past 3 years here including 12 his 3rd championship season in 2012. He sits second on the all time feature win list with 36, which is 24 behind leader, Rod Snellenberger, who sits first with 60. Hot Rod also sits on top of the point standings with a 7 point margin over Travis Van Straten. Barry Van Strasten is third and Jeremy Wiitala and Chas VanOoyen round out the top five.
Jeremy Czarapata picked up his first career feature win in the 4 Cylinders 2 weeks ago to complete the family run. Tyler Hungerford leads Cody Hungerford to lead the division point standings by only 3 marks, Brad Prahl and Brandon Kaye round out the top 4.
Jeremy Cota has used a string of top five finishes to move on top of the IMCA Sport Mod standings. He holds a 14 point margin over Kevin Bethke. Bruce Beland has been a weekly competitor traveling from Eagle River each week and sits third in the standings with Jessi Ness and Lucas Lamberies tied for 4th. Robby Thiel has run to the last 2 feature wins and sits 8th in the standings.
Jeff Jungwirth has been strong in the Turbo Blue Street Stocks picking up his third feature win last week and took over the point lead 2 weeks ago. He holds a slim 1 point lead over Jerry Winkler, who also has three feature wins this season. Defending champion, Jonny Ashcraft, is 7 marks back in third with Ryan Blank fourth 1 point behind. Alan Schlueter and Patty Winkler are tied for fifth.
The competition has been great so far this season and should increase even more entering the last half of the 2014 campaign.
Pit gates open at 3 PM.
Late sign in is 4:30
Racing starts at 5:30 PM…SHARP
Grandstand opens at 4 PM
Tonights running order is:
Turbo Blue Street Stocks
Budweiser IMCA Modifieds
Coors Light IMCA Stock Cars
IMCA Sport Mods.
Remember, Racing starts at 5:30 every Sunday night.
We hope to see YOU tonight at the Seymour Speedway.