Busy Night At 141 Speedway
FRANCIS CREEK, Wisc. – A night of great finishes and late passes was what the fans in the stands and pits were greeted with at 141 Speedway Saturday.
Feature Winners from Saturday night included Benji LaCrosse(IMCA Modifieds) Dustin Loberger(IMCA Stockcars) Robby Thiel(IMCA Sportmods) Mike Conard(Street Stocks) Charlie Sancinati(Grand Nationals) and Matt Brehmer(4 Cylinders.)
Four weeks in a row at 141 Speedway lapped traffic played a factor in the outcome of a feature event. This week it was the turn of the IMCA Modified division. Jeremy Jacobs led from the drop of the green flag and worked his lead to half a straightaway at the half way point of the feature.
The duo entered lapped traffic on the next lap. Jacobs found himself with a lapped car coming down on him off of turn four. Contact would give Brad Lautenbach the lead with five laps remaining. Jacobs came back immediately and tried a slide-job on Lautenbach causing contact between the duo.
Benji LaCrosse was able to run up front and into the lead with a three-wide pass with two laps remaining. LaCrosse led the final two circuits with lapped cars to his outside. LaCrosse picked up his second win of the season in the wild finish.
A final-corner tangle allowed Lautenbach to finish second in front of Josh Long. Shawn Kilgore and point leader Johnny Whitman rounded out the top five. The feature went caution free.
Jerry Leary opened as the early leader of the IMCA Stockcar feature event.
Todd Augustian powered by on the outside and set the pace with Larry Karcz in tow.
Augustian ran a little lower on the restart allowing Dustin Loberger to shoot into the lead off turn two. Loberger led Lemmens all the way until the checkered flag flew. The W was his second straight and third of the season. Rod Snellenberger helped his championship cause with his third place finish. Augustian finished fourth with Rick Mahlberg fifth.
Race Van Pay raced to the lead in the caution filled beginning of the IMCA Sportmod Main Event. Robby Thiel went unchallenged in picking up his first win at 141 Speedway. Boyea finished second with Greg Potts beating Brian Bruechert to the line for third. Point leader Brandon Long lost one point in the standings by finishing fifth.
Mike Conard picked up his third Street Stock win of the season.
Charlie Sancinati steered clear of trouble and entered Grand National victory lane as a birthday present to his mother. That was his third win of the season. Wirtz finished second in front of the new point leader of Kevin Naidl. Terry Van Roy finished fourth in his first run of the season. Scott Stewart finished fifth.