Three First Timers At Luxemburg
LUXEMBURG, Wis. – A first career feature win is always exciting, but when you have three first time winners in one night it make for a classic evening of racing.
That’s just what was provided for race fans at Luxemburg Speedway Friday night.
Hunter Parson earned his first career Feature win in an IMCA Sport Mod. Luke Lemmens has won IMCA Stock Car features at Thunderhill, but never at Luxemburg until Friday. Aaron Zellner won his first career IMCA Hobby Stock Feature after demolishing his front end two weeks ago.
Benji LaCrosse picked up the IMCA Modified Feature win while Gary Kasperek won in the Street Stocks.
LaCrosse proved he is still the man to beat in the modified division. Eric Mahlik opened up strong in the big show as he led the opening five laps. Mechanical issues would sideline the leader and Josh Long was handed the reins.
Long would show the way as Benji LaCrosse came from twelfth place to the front under green flag. LaCrosse pulled off multiple three-wide passes on his way to the front. LaCrosse shot outside and kept his momentum right pass Long and into the lead. A caution on the next lap allowed the field one more chance with six laps remaining.
LaCrosse pulled the field on the restart and never looked back in picking up his first win of the season. Jason Czarapata made a late race move to get passed Long for second. Brian Mullen finished fourth beating out James Tebon in fifth.
Rick Dix opened up the IMCA Stockcar Feature with the lead on lap one. Luke Lemmens showed up on the back door on lap two and powered into the lead. Lemmens would take heavy pressure from Troy Muench through the first half of the race. A couple of cautions with eight laps remaining kept the field close.
Lemmens again was able to lead the charge ahead of the crowd and picked up his first career Luxemburg IMCA Stockcar Feature win. Lemmens earned the clean sweep on the night as he also won his heat race. Rod Snellenberger grabbed second with a couple laps remaining and grabbed the point lead after Brandon Czarapata had a flat tire early in the race. Rob Waechter snuck by Troy Muench on the final corner for third. Evan Madden had another impressive fifth place finish.