Bouches Clash In Thunderhill Battle
STURGEON BAY, Wisc. – The late Brad Anderegg’s best friends, Tony and Dave Bouche, battled for the win late in the going of the IMCA Stock Car feature at Thunderhill Raceway on Saturday.
The opening laps of the IMCA Stock Car feature were rough for Dylan Heilmann and co-point leader Shawn Havel as they ended up wrecked after an opening lap collision that sent Havel to pit lane.
Heilmann clipped the turn 4 light pole and received heavy damage. Jamie Suchocki grabbed the lap one lead but was quickly over taken by Tony Bouche who took his Ford powered machine to the top side. Tony then set sail pulling out to a sizable advantage. Co-point leader Dave Bouche and Billy LeMieux gave chase with Dave working to third. Dave slipped by Suchocki with 10 laps remaining for the runner up spot.
Dave then began reeling in his uncle, using the low side of the track. With 5 laps remaining Dave pulled even with Tony. A lap later it was Dave grabbing the top spot to which he never let go of, taking home an emotional victory.
Tony took a proud second, Suchocki had another solid week with third, LeMieux held on for fourth and the ever consistent Heilmann was able to salvage a fifth place. Dave did a polish victory lap while carrying the black flag in remembrance of Anderegg.
Feature winners were Todd Dart (IMCA Modified), Chris Budzban (IMCA Sport Mod), Jeremy Jauquet (IMCA Hobby Stock) Danny Gracyalny (Street Stock), Cole Possi (600 Sprints)and John Mathias (500 Sprints).