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20 Questions with Les Sternard

Posted on August 15th, 2011

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20 Questions with Les Sternard

Name: Lester Harold Sternard

Nickname: Black Stallion

Age: 67

Division: Street Stock

Car Number: 76

1. Who was your favorite driver growing up?
IRV ITTIEN

2. Most memorable moment in racing?
LOSING A RACE TO MY BROTHER WENZEL (1977)

3. What’s your favorite food?
STEAK

4. What do you drive for a street vehicle?
1993 CHEVY 1/2 TON PICKUP

5. What or who got you into racing?
MY BROTHERS AND I DECIDED TO BUILD A CAR OUT OF A 1969 FORD COUGAR

6. How many years have you been racing?
LOST…

20 Questions with Brandon Peterson

Posted on July 25th, 2011

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20 Questions with Brandon Peterson

Name: Brandon Peterson

Nickname: Boogity

Age: 26

Division: IMCA Hobby Stock

Car Number: 10

1. Who was your favorite driver growing up?
“Hot” Rod Snellenberger

2. Most memorable moment in racing?
Winning my first feature at Luxemburg Speedway, I remember Evan Madden spun Joe Hegnet on the last lap in turn 4. It felt like forever waiting for the checkers to fall.

3. What’s your favorite food?
Hamburgers, bake beans and potato chips. LOVE IT!

4. What do you drive for a street vehicle?
1999 Chevy Silverado

5. What or…

20 Questions with Dan Ratajczak

Posted on July 18th, 2011

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Name: Dan Ratajczak

Nickname: Frog Station Flash

Age: 46

Division: IMCA Modified

Car Number: 73

1. Who was your favorite driver growing up?
Jerry Jonet

2. Most memorable moment in racing?
Winning 3 IMCA Modified features in a row at Luxemburg Speedway

3. What’s your favorite food?
Pizza

4. What do you drive for a street vehicle?
2008 Red Ford F-350

5. What or who got you into racing?
Friends from high school

6. How many years have you been racing?
20+ years

7. Most forgettable moment in racing?
Climbing the fence at Luxemburg Speedway after the race was over to yell at…

20 Questions with David Baenen

Posted on July 5th, 2011

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20 Questions with David Baenen

Name: David Baenen

Nickname: NOT Bashin’ Baenen

Age: 50

Division: Street Stock

Car Number: 98

1. Who was your favorite driver growing up?
Rusty Wallace

2. Most memorable moment in racing?
Winning my first feature at Luxemburg Speedway in the first car we built from scratch

3. What’s your favorite food?
Fruit

4. What do you drive for a street vehicle?
Buick LeSabre (OLD)

5. What or who got you into racing?
My cousin Brian Baenen and my brother John

6. How many years have you been racing?
13

7. Most forgettable moment in…

20 Questions with Jesse Kroll

Posted on June 20th, 2011

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20 Questions with Jesse Kroll

Name: Jesse Kroll

Nickname: “The Baby Bull”

Age: 18

Division: IMCA Sport Mod

Car Number: 8

1. Who was your favorite driver growing up?
My Dad, Charlie Kroll

2. Most memorable moment in racing?
Winning my first feature in the Bomber division

3. What’s your favorite food?
Raspberry Torte

4. What do you drive for a street vehicle?
2010 Ford Fusion

5. What or who got you into racing?
My dad, I asked him if I could have Go-Kart when I was about 12…he bought me a racecar

6. How many years…

20 Questions with Luke Lemmens

Posted on June 14th, 2011

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20 Questions with Luke Lemmens

Name: Luke Lemmens

Nickname: Bieber

Division: IMCA Stock Car

Car Number: 00

1. Who was your favorite driver growing up?
Gregg Haese and Eugene Gregorich Jr.

2. Most memorable moment in racing?
Making it to the races in time to start the feature after High School graduation.

3. What’s your favorite food?
Pork Chops in a can

4. What do you drive for a street vehicle?
’01 Monte Carlo SS

5. What or who got you into racing?
My Pops, Rick Lemmens

6. How many years have you been racing?
6 years

7….

20 Questions with Geno Sternard

Posted on June 7th, 2011

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20 Questions with Geno Sternard

Name: Geno Sternard
 
Nickname: Geno Bear

Age: 37
 
Division: Street Stock
 
Car #: 8
 
1. Who was your favorite driver growing up?
Chargin’ Charlie Kroll
 
2. Most memorable moment in racing?
My first feature win and championship
 
3. What’s your favorite food?
Prime Rib from the Nitengale Supper Club
 
4. What do you drive for a street vehicle?
2003 GMC Truck and 1993 Dodge Dynasty
 
5. What or who got you into racing?
My cousin Kevin Sternard and I built Enduro cars in the early 90’s and had a blast…

20 Questions with Chris Budzban

Posted on May 30th, 2011

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#X IMCA Northern Sportmod driver Chris Budzban

Name: Chris Budzban

Nickname: Budzo

Age: 24

Division: IMCA Northern Sportmod

Car Number: X

1. Who was your favorite driver growing up?
Roy Ihlenfeldt & John Gregorich

2. Most memorable moment in racing?
It was taking 9th place last year at 141 from 20th starting spot, but now it’s winning a semi-feature at Luxemburg on 5/27/11.

3. What’s your favorite food?
Pizza

4. What do you drive for a street vehicle?
1999 Saturn SL2 (aka Budzomobile)

5. What or who got you into racing?
Being around the…

20 Questions with Jay Matthias

Posted on May 23rd, 2011

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Jay Matthias - #8 IMCA Modified

Name: Jay Matthias

Nickname: Big Money

Division: IMCA Modified

Car Number: 8

1. Who was your favorite driver growing up?
Gene Mathu

2. Most memorable moment in racing?
First race. Wasn’t very good.  Actually ran over my own front bumper.

3. What’s your favorite food?
I like steak. A nice Med rare ribeye broiled.

4. What do you drive for a street vehicle?
Geo Tracker

5. What or who got you into racing?
I’d blame Mike Tebon. And Aaron M. Had so much fun couldn’t imagine doing anything…

20 Questions with Marcus Moede

Posted on May 17th, 2011

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Marcus Moede

Name: Marcus Moede

Nickname: Way Fast Whitey

Age: 30

Division: IMCA Hobby

Car Number: 9

1. Who was your favorite driver growing up?
Chargin’ Charlie Kroll

2. Most memorable moment in racing?
Winning the last chance race and then going on to make the big show at the 2007 IMCA Supernationals

3. What’s your favorite food?
Village Kitchen Breakfast

4. What do you drive for a street vehicle?
1999 Grand Am GT and a 2001 Ford F-250

5. What or who got you into racing?
My and my brother Derek both decided to buy bombers,…

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MUENCH MASTERS THE HILL / MALVITZ ENDS MOEDE’S WINNING STREAK

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By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) June 28, 2015 Results- In the IMCA Stock Cars Troy Muench withstood all challengers to claim his first feature win of the season at Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were Tyler Hackett (IMCA Modified), Jacob Zellner (IMCA Sport Mod), Ford Malvitz (IMCA Hobby Stock) and Billy LeMieux (Street Stock).

Next Sunday, July 5 will feature the $1000 to win Topless IMCA Sport Mod feature for the 3rd Annual John Soukup Memorial. Racing starts at 5:30PM

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HACKETT, HAVEL, DAHLSTROM & MOEDE REPEAT AT THUNDERHILL RACEWAY

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By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) June 21, 2015 Results- Shawn Havel took his Wolfe Racing Chassis IMCA Stock Car to victory for the second week in a row at Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were Tyler Hackett (IMCA Modified), Jacob Zellner (IMCA Sport Mod), Marcus Moede (IMCA Hobby Stock) and James Dahlstrom (Street Stock).

Five members were inducted into the Thunderhill Raceway Hall of Fame. They were Wally Massart, Darrell Massart, Reggie Cochart, Jerry Jonet and George Henkel.

Next Sunday, June 28 will feature the Powder Puff…

HAVEL HUSTLES TO IMCA STOCK CAR WIN / ENGEBREGTSEN GETS FIRST VICTORY

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By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) Sunday, June 14 2015 Results- Shawn Havel used a late race restart to snatch victory from Scott Reinhardt in the IMCA Stock Cars at Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were Tyler Hackett (IMCA Modified), Vince Engebregtsen (IMCA Sport Mod), Marcus Moede (IMCA Hobby Stock) and James Dahlstrom (Street Stock). A total of 73 cars we on hand for the new night as well as a solid crowd.

Next Sunday, June 21 will feature the 2nd Annual Hall of Fame induction presented…

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