Redemption For Jerovetz At 141
FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. – Friday night Troy Jerovetz led at the white flag but spun during the IMCA Modified feature at 141 Speedway. Saturday night he redeemed himself by finding his way to victory lane.
Other Feature winners from Saturday were John Heinz (IMCA stock car), Mike Dauphinais (IMCA sportmod), Kevin Naidl (grand national), Paul Diefenthaler (street stock) and Matt Brehmer (four-cylinder.)
Mike Joski and Jerovetz started on the front row of the IMCA Modified Feature and for the majority of the race they stayed the top two. Joski led the opening four laps of the feature. Troy Jerovetz rode around the top of 141 Speedway and into the lead on lap five. He built up a straightaway lead by the halfway point of the race.
Shawn Kilgore had forward bite all night in the feature as he worked his way to the front after starting eleventh. Unfortunately for Kilgore the race went caution free and Jerovetz had already checked out from the field. Jerovetz won his first feature of the season at the Speedway. Kilgore finished second. Tony Wedelstadt raced up front all feature long and finished third in front of Brad Theys. Johnny Whitman cut into the point lead with his fifth place finish.
Rick Mahlberg has probably never disliked lapped traffic more than Saturday night in the IMCA Stockcar Showdown. Mahlberg jumped up front in the feature and led through a couple early cautions. John Heinz quickly jumped from eighth to second and tracked down Mahlberg. Heinz stayed patient in attempting the pass for the lead as he stayed in the shadows of Mahlberg.
Luke Lemmens made it a three car race over the next ten laps. Lapped traffic helped decide this feature as Mahlberg came up on Peter Frasier with four laps remaining. Frasier got loose in front of the leader making Mahlberg hit the brakes. Heinz used this to his advantage and shot down under Mahlberg and into the lead. A final caution set up a green, white, checker finish. Troy Muench came back into the mix and shot to the outside of Heinz as the white flag flew.
Heinz was too tough down low and pulled Muench for his third win of the season. Mahlberg had to settle for third. Bret Koehler charged all the way from the back after going down pit lane to finish fourth. Mark Schuenemann finished fifth in his second run of the year.