Mahlik Steals One At Luxemburg
LUXEMBURG, Wis. – A win is a win anyway a driver can capture it. Eric Mahlik said that Friday night following his victory in the IMCA modified feature at Luxemburg Speedway.
Dave Bouche (IMCA stock cars) won his first feature event of the season Friday. Tracy Wassenberg (IMCA sportmods), Derek Moede (IMCA hobby stocks) and Keith Kickbusch (street stocks) added to their feature win totals.
Kyle Kudick used the top of the race track to fend off the competition early in the IMCA modified main event. Eric Mahlik grabbed the lead only to see the caution make it a no-go. When racing resumed after a couple of cautions Eric Mahlik and Troy Jerovetz split Kudick for the lead. Mahlik used the top of the track to lead at the line with Jerovetz charging in second.
Jerovetz fell back for a few laps until his momentum came back and he took the lead with three laps remaining. Jerovetz would lead with Mahlik outside of him as he took the white flag. Jerovetz went into turn one fine but then spun to the infield. Mahlik was left alone in the lead and captured his first feature win of the season. James Tebon wound up second. Benji LaCrosse charged from 12th to finish third. Jason Czarapata increased his point lead with his fourth place run. Kyle Kudick fell to fifth after leading early.
Dave Bouche started third on the field and timed the start of the IMCA stock car feature perfectly. He grabbed the lead going into turn one. Bouche would lead with Eric Malfroid holding off the field. Brandon Czarapata moved into second and pursued Bouche quickly. Czarapata moved to the outside of Bouche and a fifteen lap side by side battle ensued.