Long Family Shines At Luxemburg
LUXEMBURG, Wis. – You know how sometimes people say they fight like brothers or how that is their brotherly love?
Well the Long family love was flowing Friday night at Luxemburg Speedway as both Josh and Brandon Long won their respective features in the IMCA Modified and IMCA Sportmod classes.
Other feature winners included Brandon Czarapata (IMCA Stockcars), Cody Junio (IMCA Hobby Stocks) and Dan Davister (Street Stocks.)
Dave Zeitler set the pace for the first two laps of the twenty lap IMCA Modified Feature event. Kyle Kudick rose to the top spot with a power move on lap three. Kudick would lead a short time until rookie Josh Long shot by down low. Long would continue to work the lead as he stretched out his legs up front. Benji LaCrosse made his way to the second spot on lap thirteen and tried multiple lanes to track down Long. LaCrosse would find the right lanes and cut into the three-quarter straightaway lead that Long had built up.
As the white flag flew, LaCrosse was on the back bumper. Long stayed true to champion form and held off LaCrosse on the final four corners to take the win. He won his first career IMCA Modified Feature at Luxemburg. He also scored the clean sweep evening as he won his heat race. LaCrosse was scored second with Kudick third. Eric Mahlik finished fourth with point leader Jason Czarapata fifth after coming thru the consy.
Luke Lemmens was hoping for rain until he was at the track and found himself at the front of the IMCA Stockcar Feature. Lemmens dove from fourth to first on the first lap and set the standard early. Lemmens would lead as point leader Brandon Czarapata made his way from the fifth row to second at the halfway point of the race. Czarapata tracked down Lemmens and moved outside of the leader on lap fourteen. Czarapata would take the lead and be on his way to another feature win.