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WIITALA FENDS OFF FREDRICK TO TAKE HOME $1000 PAY DAY AT THUNDERHILL

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Photos by Dan Lewis Photography (www.danlewisphoto.net)

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) August 5- Jeremy Wiitala fought off Kyle Fredrick and Jeremy Christians to take home his first feature win of the season in the IMCA Stock Cars at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were Tony Wondra (MSA Sprints) and Eric Barth (Legend Cars)

Former IMCA National Champion “Hot” Rod Snellenberger would draw the pole for the 25 lap IMCA Stock Car feature. Fans and sponsors would ante up an extra $900 to win if Snellenberger would start last in the feature, but the current Wisconsin State point leader opted to keep front row starting spot.

Snellenberger would lead the opening 2 circuits before the “High-Side Hustler” Kyle Fredrick would work to the outside and take over the lead. Snellenberger would then come under attack for the second spot from former Champion “Mad” Matt Junio who was driving Casey Groessl’s racer and multi-time Champion Jeremy “Weeds“ Wiitala. Wiitala would get the best of that battle and work into the second spot. A caution on lap 5 would bunch the field.

On the restart the 2010 IMCA Super National’s champion Jeremy Christians would join in the chase as he worked into third right on the back bumper of Wiitala. Fredrick would continue to lead running the high groove. Wiitala began to work down low and begin to make his presence felt. On lap 13 Wiitala would sneak below Fredrick and take the lead. Fredrick would come back 2 laps later and retake the top spot. The pair would run door to door not allowing any room for Christians to get through. With 8 laps remaining Wiitala would take the lead back from Fredrick. Christians and Fredrick would keep constant pressure on Wiitala all the way to the checkers. The win would net Wiitala $1000. Fredrick would place second, Christians third, Shawn Wagner and Rod Snellenberger rounded out the top five.

Tony Wondra would survive a pair of late race cautions to pick up the victory in the MSA Sprint Cars.

Wondra would take off from his front row starting spot and quickly sprinted away from the rest of the pack. At the mid way point Wondra would start to encounter heavy lap traffic allowing Danny Schlafer to close in. Wondra who had been running the top side for most of the race switched to the bottom in hopes of clearing lap traffic. But Schlafer continued to dog the leader. With only 2 laps remaining Schlafer would be right on the back bumper of Wondra, but the caution would fly as rookie Jeremy Schultz winged machine would come to a halt on the backstretch.

This would set up a green white checker finish. The field would reset and the green would fly, Wondra would waste no time going right back down low tight to the infield tire. Earl Possi would quickly power into the second spot but it wouldn’t be enough as Wondra picked up the win, Possi would place second, Tim Haddy third, fourth for Danny Schlafer with Lance Fassbender taking fifth.

Eric Barth would pass Ethan Ross on lap 5 and cruise to the feature win in the Midwest Legend Cars.

Mike Mueller would make a late race charge placing second, Ross would hold on for third, D.J. Ross and Greg Hartlaub would round out the top five.

Extra money on the line this Saturday August 6. The Fiesty Fours have off.
IMCA Modifieds $800 to win, 2nd $500, 3rd $400, 4th $300 and $100 to start,
IMCA Stock Cars $600 to win, 2nd $350, 3rd $225, 4th 200 and $100 to start,
IMCA Sport Mods $400 to win, 2nd $200, 3rd $150, 4th $130 and $40 to start,
IMCA Hobby Stocks $300 to win $40 to start,
Street Stocks $300 to win $40 to start

Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

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DART, GRETZ, ARNESON AND GREGORICH JR. TAKE HOME IMCA WINS AT THUNDERHILL

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Photos by Dan Lewis Photography (www.danlewisphoto.net)

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) July 23 – “Felix” Todd Dart took the lead from Cory Cochart midway through the IMCA Modified feature and cruised to his third win of the season at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were Greg Gretz (stock car), Eric Arneson (sport mod), Eugene Gregorich Jr. (hobby stock), Dennis Weidner (street stock) and Charlie Gross (four-cylinders)

Rick Johnson and rookie Cory Cochart would battle for the lead in the early goings with Cochart taking the lead on lap 4. Cochart would come under heavy pressure from last weeks winner Eugene Gregorich. This would allow Todd Dart and point leader Jay Matthias to close in. Gregorich would look several times under Cochart but just didn’t have enough to make the pass. A caution with 11 laps remaining would bunch the field. On the restart Dart would use the middle groove to pull along side Cochart and take the lead. Dart would slowly pull away and pick up the win, his 44th at Thunderhill. Matthias would place a strong second, Gregorich was third, Tebon would sneak by for fourth with Cochart placing fifth in only his second night in the car.

Greg Gretz would charge from row four taking the lead on lap 7 and picking up his second straight feature of the season in the IMCA Stock Cars.

Veteran racer Tony Bouche would lead the field early in the contest as defending champion Greg Gretz methodically worked his way through traffic. Gretz would pull to the outside of Bouche and the pair of Ford powered cars would race door to door. With Gretz taking the lead on lap 7. Shawn Havel would follow Gretz through the field and move into the runner up position and began to slowly try to reel in Gretz. John Anschutz and Luke Lemmens would tangle in turn 3 and the caution would fly with just 4 laps remaining. This would put Havel and point leader Troy Muench who started outside row seven right behind Gretz on the restart. As the green flew Gretz would pull away leaving the battle for second. Gretz would take home the win, his third of the season followed by Havel, Dave Bouche would sneak by Muench at the line for third and Tony Bouche would come home fifth.

Eric “Chummy” Arneson would find redemption taking home his fourth feature win of the season in the IMCA Sport Mods.

Last weeks feature winner Tom Stark would take the lead away from Jeff Lautenbach early in the contest. Current State point leader Eric Arneson would quickly work his way to second and begin to cut into Starks lead. At the midway point Arneson would work past Stark and take the lead. Tyler Hackett would break into the clear and begin to chase down Arneson, but it wouldn’t be enough as the race would go green to checker with the defending champion taking home the clean sweep. Arneson would find redemption after contact with a lap car last week cost him a chance at victory. Hackett would place a strong second, Stark third, point leader Brad Lautenbach fourth and Randy LeMieux Jr. would place fifth.

Asphalt hot shoe Eugene Gregorich Jr. made his first appearance of the year a successful one, starting last and winning the IMCA Hobby Stock main event.

The Hobby Stocks saw 6 different leaders in the first 13 laps of the feature. Point leader Brandon Peterson would battle lap after lap with Travis Hackett. The duo would trade the lead several times before Eugene Gregorich Jr. would pass Peterson with 2 laps remaining winning his first every IMCA Hobby Stock feature. Gregorich Jr. who had trouble in the heat race started last in the feature. Peterson would pad his point lead taking second, C.J. Weckler, State point leader Tom Brumlic and Rick Lumaye rounded out the top five.

Dennis Weidner would take the lead with 5 to go and win his first feature of the season in the Street Stocks.

Kipp Burlo would lead early jumping from his front row starting spot. Dennis Weidner who also started on the front row would be locked in a battle with James Anderson and Aaron Thornton for second. Weidner was the only car working the outside groove. For several laps Weidner would catch Burlo only to slide high with Anderson and Thornton looking under him. This allowed Burlo to hold the low line and stay in command of the race, a caution on lap 9 would set up a 6 lap dash. On the restart Weidner would find the bite he was looking for and would take the lead away from Burlo. Weidner would go on to pick up his first feature win of the season. Burlo would place second, Anderson, Thornton and point leader Geno Sternard would round out the top five.

In the Feisty Fours, Charlie Gross would out duel his son Kasey and point leader Calvin Stueck to pick up his first ever feature win. Stueck who suffered damage in his heat race would start last in a borrowed car to come home second, Kasey Gross would challenge for the lead but a shredded right front tire would relegate him to a third place late in the event. TJ Everard would place fourth with Joey Scoon fifth.

Next Saturday July 30 will feature the “King of The Hill” Modified tournament. A change to the tournament this year will allow every Modified to enter the event with a cash prize of $500. The race will take place at intermission with 2 cars on the track for a 2 lap race with winner moving on. The night will be brought to you by Quietwoods RV & Campgrounds and Packerland Whey.

Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

RACE SUMMARY

KELSEY RACING IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE: 1. Todd Dart, Algoma; 2. Jay Matthias, De Pere; 3. Eugene Gregorich, Kewaunee; 4. James Tebon , Algoma; 5. Cory Cochart, Kewaunee

HEAT 1: Chris Derenne, Luxemburg
HEAT 2: Dart

ALGOMA MOTORS IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE: 1. Greg Gretz, Kewaunee; 2. Shawn Havel, Algoma; 3. Dave Bouche, Algoma; 4. Troy Muench, Union; 5. Tony Bouche, Algoma

HEAT 1: Charlie Kroll, Forestville
HEAT 2: Tony Bouche

BUTCHS AUTO IMCA SPORT MOD FEATURE: 1. Eric Arneson, Oconto Falls; 2. Tyler Hackett, Algoma; 3. Tom Stark, Egg Harbor; 4. Brad Lautenbach, New Franken; 5. Randy LeMieux Jr., Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: LeMieux Jr.
HEAT 2: Arneson

COORS LIGHT IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE: 1. Eugene Gregorich Jr., Plover; 2. Brandon Peterson, Sturgeon Bay; 3. C.J. Weckler, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Tom Brumlic, Denmark; 5. Rick Lumaye, Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: Weckler
HEAT 2: David Schmidt, Algoma

LACKIE RENTALS STREET STOCK FEATURE: 1. Dennis Weidner, Maplewood; 2. Kipp Burlo, Sturgeon Bay; 3. James Anderson, Forestville; 4. Aaron Thornton, Maplewood; 5. Geno Sternard, Luxemburg

HEAT 1: Thornton
HEAT 2: Burlo

DENIL AUTO 4 CYLINDER FEATURE: 1. Charlie Gross, Gleason; 2. Calvin Stueck, Clintonville; 3. Kasey Gross, Gleason; 4. TJ Everard, Green Bay; 5. Joey Scoon, Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: Kasey Gross

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EUGENE GREGORICH SCORES IMCA MODIFIED A-MAIN AT THUNDERHILL

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Photos by Dan Lewis Photography (www.danlewisphoto.net)

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) July 16 – Four-time IMCA Modified champion Eugene Gregorich would fight off a late race charge from Jay Matthias to take home his first win of the season at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were Greg Gretz (stock car), Tom Stark (sport mod), Travis Hackett (hobby stock), Geno Sternard (street stock) and TJ Everard (four-cylinders).

Eugene Gregorich would jump from his front row starting spot in the Modified feature and pull out to a half a track lead by the midway point. The battle for second would be a three car contest with Chris Derenne, Dan Ratajczak and defending champion Jay Matthias. Matthias would battle to second at the halfway point. Gregorich would begin to encounter lap traffic slowing his progress and allowing Matthias to close in.

With 5 laps remaining in the contest Matthias would get to Gregorich’s back bumper. Over the next few laps Gregorich would continue to work through lap traffic on the last lap Matthias would work to the inside of the leader. With the checkers waving Gregorich would find a little more bite out of turn 4 and take home the win, making it a clean sweep in the caution free event. Matthias would pad his points lead placing second followed by Derenne, Ratajczak and Mike Wedelstadt.

Defending IMCA Stock Car champion Greg Gretz would take the lead on lap 6 and never look back winning his second feature of the season.

Tony Bouche and Todd Polster would battle early in the contest with Polster taking the lead away from Bouche. A series of cautions early would keep the field tight. Gretz would use this to his advantage working his way to second by lap 5. On the restart Gretz would use a cross over move and slide up in front of Polster taking the lead on lap 6. Gretz would get bottled up in lap traffic midway through the feature allowing Jeremy Wiitala to close in on Gretz, but with a clear track Gretz would slowly pull away taking home the win. Wiitala would place second, followed by Polster, points leader Troy Muench who battle from row 5 to take fourth and Don Aregoni would have another good showing placing fifth.

Tom Stark would inherit the lead with 5 laps remaining and take home the win in the IMCA Sport Mods.

Jeff Lautenbach would lead the first 7 circuits before defending track champion Eric Arneson would make the pass, taking over the lead. Arneson would begin to check out on the field. With five laps remaining Arneson appeared to be on his way to another feature win, but contact from a lap car would send his machine spinning to a stop off turn 3. This handed the lead over to Tom Stark. Stark would go uncontested picking up his first feature win of the season. Tyler Hackett would place second, point leader Brad Lautenbach would place third with Jeff Lautenbach placing a season best fourth and Randy LeMieux Jr. fifth.

Travis Hackett would make it two feature wins a row in the IMCA Hobby Stocks.

State points leader Tom Brumlic and Hackett would battle door to door all 15 laps, each lap the duo would trade the lead. With 3 laps remaining Hackett would capture the lead for good and take home his second feature win of the season. Brumlic would settle for second, CJ Weckler third, point leader Brandon Peterson would make a late charge to fourth with Rick Lumaye fifth.

Defending Street Stock champion Geno Sternard would make a last lap last corner pass to collect his fourth feature win of the season.

Aaron Thornton would jump to an early lead from his front row starting spot. Kipp Burlo would work to the back bumper of Thornton and begin to challenge for the lead. Just as Burlo was about to take the lead his racer would suffer a mechanical failure and end his night. This would allow Geno Sternard to take the second spot right behind Thornton. With one lap remaining Sternard pull to the high side and pull even with Thornton. Sternard would find a little bit more traction out of turn four and pass Thornton for the win. With the win Sternard is the new points leader. Thornton settled for second, followed by Nick Everard, Dennis Weidner and Tony Everard.

TJ Everard would lead every lap in route to his second feature win in a row in the Feisty Fours.

Point leader Kasey Gross would encounter trouble midway through the event handing the points lead to Calvin Stueck who would place second. Third for Matt Borths, fourth for Michael Verheyden and fifth to Brittany King.

Next Saturday, July 23 will be brought to you by Miller Lite and the Street Stocks will feature driver introductions as well as the annual Christmas in July theme. Drivers are encouraged to decorate their trailers with the Christmas theme. Prizes for the best decorated trailer will be given out.

Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

RACE SUMMARY

KELSEY RACING IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE: 1. Eugene Gregorich, Kewaunee; 2. Jay Matthias, De Pere; 3. Chris Derenne, Luxemburg; 4. Dan Ratajczak, Frog Station; 5. Mike Wedelstadt, Fremont

HEAT 1:Gregorich
HEAT 2:Tony Wedelstadt, Fremont

ALGOMA MOTORS IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE: 1. Greg Gretz, Kewaunee; 2. Jeremy Wiitala, Green Bay; 3. Todd Polster, Jacksonport; 4. Troy Muench, Union; 5. Don Aregoni, Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: Polster
HEAT 2: Tony Bouche, Algoma

BUTCHS AUTO IMCA SPORT MOD FEATURE: 1 Tom Stark, Egg Harbor.; 2. Tyler Hackett, Algoma; 3. Brad Lautenbach, New Franken; 4. Jeff Lautenbach, Sturgeon Bay; 5. Randy LeMieux Jr., Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: Martin Kelsey
HEAT 2: Brad Lautenbach

COORS LIGHT IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE: 1. Travis Hackett, Algoma; 2. Tom Brumlic, Denmark; 3.CJ Weckler, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Brandon Peterson, Sturgeon Bay; 5. Rick Lumaye, Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: Peterson
HEAT 2: Marcus Moede, Algoma

LACKIE RENTALS STREET STOCK FEATURE: 1. Geno Sternard, Luxemburg; 2. Aaron Thornton, Maplewood; 3. Nick Everard, Green Bay; 4. Dennis Weidner, Maplewood; 5. Tony Everard, Green Bay

HEAT 1: Thornton
HEAT 2: Kipp Burlo, Sturgeon Bay

DENIL AUTO 4 CYLINDER FEATURE: 1. TJ Everard, Green Bay; 2. Calvin Stueck, Clintonville; 3. Matt Borths, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Michael Verheyden, Appleton; 5. Brittany King, Appleton

HEAT 1: Stueck

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300TH IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE AT THUNDERHILL GOES TO TODD DART

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Photos by Dan Lewis Photography (www.danlewisphoto.net)

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) July 9 – Thunderhill Raceway celebrated its 300th feature in the IMCA Modifieds and when the fireworks ended it was 6-time champion “Felix” Todd Dart sitting in victory lane. Other feature winners were Troy Muench (stockcar), Brad Lautenbach (sport mod), Travis Hackett (hobby stock), Jimmy Anderson (street stock) and Teddy Everard (four-cylinders).

Former champion Eugene Gregorich would jump to a sizable lead at the drop of the green for the IMCA Modified feature leading the first 6 laps before Todd Dart would move from row 4 into second. Like the days of old a side by side battle with Dart and Gregorich. Dart would take the lead away from Gregorich on lap 7. Dart would slowly pull away from the field till a caution with 3 laps remaining would bunch the field. Dan Ratajczak would pull to the outside of Dart on the restart but that was as close as he would get, as Dart cruised to the win, his second of the season. Gregorich would suffer a flat tire ending his good run. Second would go to Ratajczak followed by point leader Jay Matthias, Evan Madden and Jeremy Jacobs.

With the win Dart pocketed an extra $300 dollars and a special trophy commemorating the 300th modified feature.

Point leader Troy Muench charged through the field out dueling Kyle Fredrick to take home the win in the IMCA Stock Cars.

Jeremy Anschutz would jump from the pole leading the first 6 laps of the IMCA Stock Car feature before Todd Polster would work to the inside taking over the top spot. Polster’s reign up front wouldn’t last long as Troy Muench would rocket from row 6 and take the lead midway through the feature. Last weeks winner Kyle Fredrick and defending champion Greg Gretz would make a charge through the pack and begin working on Polster for the runner up spot. Gretz and Polster would tangle, sending Gretz to pit lane with a flat tire. This would move Fredrick who started in row 7 to the third spot as he tried to reel in Muench. A caution would fly with 4 laps remaining and wipe away the lead Muench had.

When the green flew Fredrick would move to the second spot and with one to go he would move to the high side and pull even with Muench, but it wouldn’t be enough as Muench would power down low and pick up his third win of the season and pad his points lead. Polster would be caught up in a late race wreck with Luke Lemmens ending their chances at top 5 finish. Fredrick would place second, third for Jeremy Wiitala followed by Dave Bouche and Scott Reinhardt who both started deep in the field.

Points leader Brad Lautenbach would come from row 8 to take home his third feature win of the season in the IMCA Sport Mods.

Tom Stark would jump from his front row starting spot opening up a big lead early. Second year Sport Mod drivers Tyler Hackett and Kelsy Hayes would reel in Stark waging a three car battle for the lead. Brad Lautenbach quickly worked through the field and by midway point was running in the top 5. Stark, Hackett and Hayes would go 3-wide for the lead with Hackett taking the top spot on lap 10. A lap later Stark would push up make contact with Hackett and send him spinning in turn 3. Caution would fly and Stark would be put to the back for the contact and Hackett would be given his spot back as the leader.
On the restart Lautenbach would make a power move and take the lead away from Hackett. Hackett would keep constant pressure on Lautenbach but was never able to make the pass. Lautenbach picked up the win with Hackett a close second, followed by Hayes, defending champion Eric Arneson and Jarred Van Laanen would have his best run of the season taking fifth.

Travis Hackett would lead every lap of the IMCA Hobby Stock feature to take home his first win of the season. Tom Brumlic would nip Marcus Moede at the line for second, point leader Brandon Peterson would place fourth with CJ Weckler rounding out the top five.

Jimmy “Windows” Anderson would take home the time shorted Street Stock Feature, his first of the season. Defending champion Geno Sternard would place second, Ford Malvitz would have another strong run placing third with new points leader Tony Everard fourth and brother Nick Everard fifth.

Teddy Everard took home his first win of the season in the Feisty Fours. Point leader Kasey Gross second followed by Calvin Stueck, Michael Verheyden and Joey Scoon.

The family of Teddy, Tony and Nick Everard have all won their first features at Thunderhill in the Feisty Fours.

Next week July 16 will be Driver Autograph night at Thunderhill and will be brought to you by Sonny’s Pizzeria and The Draft Haus of Sturgeon Bay.

Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

RACE SUMMARY

KELSEY RACING IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE: 1. Todd Dart, Algoma ; 2. Dan Ratajczak, Frog Station; 3.J ay Matthias, De Pere ; 4. Evan Madden, Algoma ; 5. Jeremy Jacobs, Luxemburg

HEAT 1: Eugene Gregorich, Kewaunee; Dart
HEAT 2: Matthias; James Tebon, Algoma

ALGOMA MOTORS IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE: 1. Troy Muench, Union ; 2. Kyle Fredrick, Gillet ; 3. Jeremy Wiitala, Green Bay ; 4. Dave Bouche, Algoma ; 5. Scott Reinhardt, Baileys Harbor

HEAT 1: Luke Lemmens, Kewaunee; Charlie Kroll, Forestville
HEAT 2: Wiitala; Greg Gretz Kewaunee

BUTCHS AUTO IMCA SPORT MOD FEATURE: 1. Brad Lautenbach, New Franken ; 2. Tyler Hackett, Algoma ; 3. Kelsy Hayes, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Eric Arneson, Oconto Falls ; 5. Jarred Van Laanen, Green Bay

HEAT 1: Hackett; Tim McCormick, Sturgeon Bay
HEAT 2: Arneson; Bernie Reinhardt, Sturgeon Bay

COORS LIGHT IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE: 1. Travis Hackett, Algoma; 2. Tom Brumlic, Denmark ; 3. Marcus Moede, Algoma ; 4. Brandon Peterson, Sturgeon Bay; 5. CJ Weckler, Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: Brumlic; Moede

LACKIE RENTALS STREET STOCK FEATURE: 1. Jimmy Anderson, Forestville; 2. Geno Sternard, Sturgeon Bay; 3. Ford Malvitz, Sturgeon Bay ; 4. Tony Everard, Green Bay ; 5. Nick Everard, Green Bay

HEAT 1: Aaron Thornton, Maplewood; Les Sternard, Sturgeon Bay
HEAT 2: Dennis Weidner, East Maplewood; Kipp Burlo, Sturgeon Bay

DENIL AUTO 4 CYLINDER FEATURE: 1. Teddy Everard, Green Bay ; 2. Kasey Gross Gleason ; 3. Calvin Stueck, Clintonville; 4. Michael Verheyden, Green Bay ; 5. Joey Scoon, Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: Verheyden; Stueck

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Frederick Wins 300th IMCA Stockcar Feature at Thunderhill

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Photos by Dan Lewis Photography (www.danlewisphoto.net)

By Greg Aregoni

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Kyle Frederick started on the pole and fought off all challengers in winning the 300th IMCA Stockcar feature. He was awarded $300.00 for the win.

Other feature winners were Mike Wedelstadt in the IMCA Modifieds, Brad Lautenbach in the IMCA Northern Sportmods, Brandon Peterson in the IMCA Hobby Stocks, Lester Sternard in the Street Stocks, and Matt Borths in the 4 Cylinders.

Kipp Burlo led from the onset of the Street Stock feature and built up a nice lead until an Ed Franklin spin would bring out the first caution of the race on lap four. Geno Sternard would make his way through field with Lester Sternard and run to second and third. Both would make the pass on Burlo for the top two spots. With nephew Geno leading, uncle Lester would try to run him down. Over a series of cautions that plagued the middle part of the race the field would stay bunched. On the final restart Geno Sternard would get a good jump and take off but only to have a blown motor end his night coming to the white flag. Lester Sternard would inherit the lead and the 67 year old would win the Street Stock feature. Trailing Sternard were Burlo in second, Mike Sargent third, Jeremy Dubois fourth and Jimmy Anderson fifth.

Tom Stark used a power move early on with Ryan Lemieux to grab the top two spots in the IMCA Northern Sportmod feature. A lap four caution would bring Lemieux to the back bumper of Stark. Lemieux would use the restart and shoot down low and grab the lead on lap six. Lemieux looked to be on his way to a win but Brad Lautenbach made his second with other ideas. Lautenbach moved to the top side of the racetrack and started stalking Lemieux. Lautenbach got to the back bumper and made methodical work of Lemieux up top. Lautenbach would cruise to the win with Lemieux settling for second. Brother Randy Lemieux Jr finished third. Kelsey Hayes and Eric Arneson rounded out the top five.

Kyle Fredericks grabbed the early lead from the pole in the IMCA Stockcar feature. Fredericks would continue to lead but with heavy pressure from Brandon Czarapata. The top two would break away from the field. Jeremy Wiitala made his way to third and started to reel in the top two. Wiitala ran the highline and passed both Fredericks and Czarapata for the lead. Right after the lead change the lone caution would put a halt on the race. With Wiitala the leader Fredericks continued to work the bottom of the track and go side by side with Wiitala for the lead. With four laps to go Fredericks would grab the lead for good with Dave Bouche making the pass for second. Bouche would never get a chance to challenge as Fredericks would pick up the win. Fredericks would win the 300th feature in the IMCA Stockcars since the reopening of the track. Bouche would run second. Wiitala after leading midway through the race finished third. Greg Gretz would finish fourth and Brandon Czarapata fifth.

It was a family affair in the IMCA Modified feature event. Tony Wedelstadt would be the early leader with father Mike making his way to second. Dad would go to the top and pass son on lap three. Jeremy Jacobs would come up and challenge Tony Wedelstadt the rest of the way for second. Dad Mike Wedelstadt would cruise to a ¼ lap win over son Tony. Jacobs would run a solid third. Todd Dart would put his racer in the top 4. Point leader Jay Matthias would finish fifth.

Eric Micolichek graced the lead in the IMCA Hobby Stock feature before Brandon Peterson would come and make a three wide pass for the lead over Micolichek and Dave Schmidt. A caution would bunch up the field one last time midway through the race. After problems in his heat race, Travis Hackett would come from deep in the field and make his presence felt. Hackett would get to the outside of Peterson numerous times but could never make the pass. Peterson would pull away and go onto the win and become the new point leader. Marcus Moede would make a late pass to finish second. Hackett would fall back and finish third. C.J. Weckler would settle for fourth and Schmidt fifth.

Matt Borths would score a clean sweep on the night after winning both heat and feature in the 4 Cylinders. Borths would fight off all advances of Joey Scoon and win the main event. With Scoon second, Kasey Gross would finish third, Calvin Stueck fourth and Theodore Everard fifth.

Jarred VanLannen would like to thank the Thunderhill Racing community for the kind thoughts and prayers this week after the untimely passing of his mother.

Next Saturday Night at The Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway, Lakeside Painting and Sherwin Williams will; sponsor the night. IMCA Northern Sportmods will have driver introductions. A kids coin drop will also be done at intermission. The tracks website is www.racethunderhill.com For more information call Woody at 743-7052

Kelsey Racing IMCA Modified Feature- 1. Mike Wedelstadt, Fremont 2. Tony Wedelstadt, Fremont 3. Jeremy Jacobs, Algoma 4. Todd Dart, Algoma 5. Jay Matthias, DePere

Heats #1 1. James Tebon, Algoma 2. Tony Wedelstadt
#2 1. Mike Wedelstadt 2. Dan Rataczjak, Frog Station

Algoma Motors IMCA Modified Stockcar Feature- 1. Kyle Frederick, Oconto Falls 2. Dave Bouche, Algoma 3. Jeremy Wiitala, Green Bay 4. Greg Gretz, Kewaunee 5. Brandon Czarapata, Pulaski

Consy- 1. Barry Van Straten, Shiocton

Heats #1 1. Wiitala 2. John Anschutz, Sturgeon Bay
#2 1. Czarapata 2. Frederick
#3 1. Bret Koehler, Two Rivers 2. Scott Reinhardt, Bailey’s Harbor
#4 1. Shawn Wagner, Shawano 2. Troy Muench, Union

Butch’s Auto IMCA Northern Sportmod Feature- 1. Brad Lautenbach, New Franken 2. Ryan Lemieux, Sturgeon Bay 3. Randy Lemieux Jr, Sturgeon Bay 4. Kelsey Hayes, Sturgeon Bay 5. Eric Arneson, Oconto Falls

Heats #1 1. Tom Stark, Egg Harbor 2. Arneson
#2 1. Andy Rataczjak, Frog Station 2. Tyler Hackett, Algoma
#3 1. Lautenbach 2. Keith Peterson, Sturgeon Bay

Coors Light IMCA Hobby Stocks 1. Brandon Peterson, Sturgeon Bay 2. Marcus Moede, Casco 3. Travis Hackett, Algoma 4. C.J. Weckler, Sturgeon Bay 5. Dave Schmidt, Kewaunee

Heats #1 1. Peterson 2. Schmidt
#2 1. Moede 2. Tom Brumlic, Denmark

Lackie’s Rentals and Remodeling Street Stock Feature- 1. Lester Sternard, Sturgeon Bay 2. Kipp Burlo, Sturgeon Bay 3. Mike Sargent, Sturgeon Bay 4. Jeremy Dubois, Sturgeon Bay 5.Jimmy Anderson, Sturgeon Bay

Heats- #1 1. Ford Malvitz, Sturgeon Bay 2. Tony Everard, Green Bay
# 2 1. Burlo 2. Dubois

Denil Auto and Trucking 4 Cylinder Feature- 1. Matt Borths, Sturgeon Bay 2. Joey Scoon, Sturgeon Bay 3. Kasey Gross, Gleason 4. Calvin Stueck, Clintonville 5. Theodore Everard, Green Bay

Heat 1. Borths 2. Gross