Muenster Tops 141 Speedway Opener
FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. – On a very cold night that saw 121 cars in the pit area, the racing did the best it could to keep the fans warm at 141 Speedway.
Feature winners were Eddie Muenster (IMCA Modifieds), Rod Snellenberger (IMCA Stockcars), Tracy Wassenberg (IMCA Sportmod), Shawn Haydon (Street Stock), Dan Sorce (Grand National) and Matt Brehmer (4 Cylinder).
Muenster earned his front row starting spot by winning his heat race and making the invert. He had to use every ounce of his racing skill to earn the feature win. Muenster shot in front of the field to a comfortable lead to start the main event. Johnny Whitman rushed into second place and set his sight on the leader. Whitman would run down the leader and go to work on him.
Brian Mullen used the side by side battle to make it a three car race with 5 laps remaining. Mullen’s hopes would dwindle in turn 1 when he slipped up causing him to fall back in the field. Muenster fought the final laps with Whitman waiting for a any slip. That never came and Muenster picked up the win plus an extra $210 for leading every lap.
Whitman settled for second. Eric Mahlik had a strong finish to the feature to wind up third. Eric Van Iten and Brad Lautenbach rounded out the top five.