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DEFENDING CHAMPION DAVE BOUCHE IS BACK ON TOP WITH WIN AT THUNDERHILL

Photos by Dan Lewis Photography – www.danlewisphoto.net

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) July 20, 2013 Results- Dave “The Bulldozer” Bouche brought home his first feature win of the season with a late race pass on Charlie Kroll at Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were Greg Gretz (IMCA Modified), Jacob Zellner (IMCA Sport Mod), Scott Boulanger (IMCA Hobby Stock) and John Sternard (Street Stock).

Action was halted in the IMCA Hobby Stock feature when Travis LeMaye broke an axle sending his car rolling. He emerged ok but his car suffered extensive damage.

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Scott Reinhardt worked to high side around Dennis Weidner to earn the lead early on in the IMCA Stock Car feature. Former champ Charlie Kroll returned after a couple weeks off and his presence was felt early on as he battled Jeremy Anschutz for the runner up position. Point leader Dave Bouche joined in working to the inside of title contender John Anschutz for fourth. Just past the midway point of the race Kroll broke away from the pack charging under Reinhardt taking the lead. Bouche was able to follow Kroll down low to the runner up position. Bouche latched onto Kroll’s rear bumper, with just 3 laps remaining Bouche ducked under Kroll out of turn four blasting to the lead. Bouche pulled away in the final laps en route to his first feature win of the season. Kroll scored a season best second, John Anschutz stayed a close with third, Reinhardt had another consistent night with fourth and Jeremy Anschutz completed and racy top five.

14 year old Rookie Jacob Zellner pulled an upset scoring his first feature win in the IMCA Sport Mods.

The former National Karting champion raced from row 2 and to the lead around Jeff Lautenbach. Zellner then set sail leaving the battle for second behind him. Kelsy Hayes was the first to get through to second. Title contender Randy LeMieux Jr. and point leader Bernie Reinhardt began working through field and into the top five. Zellner had a straight away lead with only 5 laps remaining when the caution flew. This put Hayes and LeMieux Jr. on his back spoiler. The green dropped and Zellner again dusted the field pulling away in dominating fashion to earn his first ever feature win. LeMieux Jr. was second, Reinhardt came home third, Jarred VanLaanen rallied late for fourth and Jesse Kroll rounded out the top five.

For the second week in a row Rookie Greg Gretz led every lap en route to victory in the IMCA Modifieds.

Point leader James Tebon gave chase getting to Gretz’s back bumper late in the going but didn’t have enough to make the pass. For Gretz it was a clean sweep after winning his heat race earlier in the night. Tebon settled for second once again, Dan Ratajczak was third, Billy LeMieux brought home fourth and Eugene Gregorich Sr. was fifth. The contest went green to checker. Tebon leads Ratajczak by a mere 2 points.

Scott Boulanger earned his 4th feature win of the season in the IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Dave Schmidt slid past Travis LeMaye for the lead on the opening lap. Schmidts lead was erased as Scott Boulanger raced by down low for the top spot on lap 4. Schmidt stayed within striking distance the entire race but it was all Boulanger when the checkers fell. Schmidt was a strong second, last weeks winner Sawyer Haese was third, point leader Derek Moede was fourth and Joe Hegnet rounded out the top five.

Johnny “The Jet” Sternard scored a clean sweep in the Street Stocks.

Sternard slipped from row 2 to the lead on the opening lap. Sternard paced the field until a series of cautions set up a 6 lap dash to the checker. Sternard was stalked by point leader Keith Kickbusch the rest of the way but Sternard who is a former Street Stock champion was up for the challenge earning his first feature win of the year. Kickbusch padded his point lead with second, Brandon Peterson was third, Kevin Luedtke came home fourth and Todd Wagner placed fifth.

FEATURE, HEAT & LCQ RESULTS

18 LAP KELSEY RACING IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE: 1. Greg Gretz, Kewaunee; 2. James Tebon, Algoma; 3. Dan Ratajczak, Frog Station; 4. Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; 5. Eugene Gregorich Jr., Kewaunee

HEAT 1: Gretz; Ratajczak

18 LAP BULL PEN BAR & GRILL IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE: 1. Dave Bouche, Algoma; 2. Charlie Kroll, Forestville; 3. John Anschutz, Brussels; 4. Scott Reinhardt, Baileys Harbor; 5. Jeremy Anschutz, Brussels

HEAT 1: S. Reinhardt; D. Bouche
HEAT 2: Kroll; Shawn Havel, Algoma

18 LAP LAVINE’S ICE IMCA SPORT MOD FEATURE: 1. Jacob Zellner, Luxemburg; 2. Randy LeMieux Jr., Sturgeon Bay; 3. Bernie Reinhardt, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Jarred VanLaanen, Green Bay; 5. Jesse Kroll, Mount Pleasant MI

HEAT 1: Martin Kelsey, Sturgeon Bay; Zellner
HEAT 2: Kelsy Hayes; Sturgeon Bay; Reinhardt

15 LAP LACKIE RENTALS IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE: 1. Scott Boulanger, Duvall; 2. Dave Schmidt, Casco; 3. Sawyer Haese, New Franken; 4. Derek Moede, Casco; 5. Joe Hegnet, Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: Hegnet; Travis LeMaye, Sturgeon Bay
HEAT 2: Schmidt; Moede

15 LAP SHOWCASE KITCHENS STREET STOCK FEATURE: 1. John Sternard, Sturgeon Bay; 2. Keith Kickbusch, Kewaunee; 3. Brandon Peterson, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Kevin Luedtke, Sturgeon Bay; 5. Todd Wagner, Brussels

HEAT 1: Sternard; Luedtke
HEAT 2: Peterson; Jeremy DuBois, Algoma

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PULASKI’S “HOT ROD” SNELLENBERGER FINDS REDEMPTION – WINS BADGER STOCK CAR TOUR NIGHT #2

Photos by Dan Lewis Photography – www.danlewisphoto.net

By Ed Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) July 18 – Pulaski’s “Hot” Rod Snellenberger survived a late race challenge from Boulder Junction’s Mark Schuenmann and Marion’s Dan Michonski to win round II of the Iron Horse Sales & Service Ironman swing for the Badger Stock Tour presented by Kick Ass Drive Train & Iron Horse Recycling at Thunder Hill Raceway in Sturgeon Bay Thursday.

With bonus monies Snellenberger earned $950 for his win. It capped off a night of redemption for Snellenberger, who was charged with a caution the night before at Seymour Speedway and sent to the back after battling near the front of the pack. “I’m pretty pumped to win this one,” said Snellenberger in victory lane. “I was pretty fired up after what happened last night at Seymour.”

A total of 38 BST stock cars checked in to compete at Thunder Hill.

Manitowoc’s Logan Rhode rode the top side to the lead early in the 30 lap Kick Ass Drive Train Stock Car feature. Cautions plagued the field early on as Snellenberger raced past Rhode for the lead on lap 13. Algoma’s Dave Bouche and Oconto Falls driver Eric Arneson who qualified through a last chance qualifier raced into the top five as Marion’s Dan Michonski secured the runner up position.

Bouche muscled his way under Michonski on lap 18 resulting in a flat tire for Bouche which ended his bid for the win. Schuenemann battled from row 8 and into the top 3 with 10 laps to. Schuenemann was the only driver to using the top side of the track battling past Sturgeon Bay’s Billy LeMieux for third. A caution with 3 laps remaining set up a thrilling dash to the checkers. Schuenemann raced past Michonski for second and set his sights on the leader pulling even with “Hot” Rod with 2 laps to go. Snellenberger fought back using the low groove keeping lead and barely beating Michonski and Schuenemann to the checkers for the win. It was a clean sweep for the former Thunderhill champion who won his heat race earlier in the night. Michonski battled back for second, Schunemann had to settle for third, LeMieux rallied to third after heading to pit lane early in the contest and Arneson completed the top five.

The winner of Seymour’s round I event, Scott Stewart of Oconto, just missed making the show by placing seventh in the second B main.

The Macdonalds Auto Electric Hard Charger Award went to Hortonville’s Justin Jacobson who started 24th and finish 6th.

Brandon Peterson out dueled fellow Sturgeon Bay driver Billy LeMieux to grab the lead early and held on to win the street stock feature.

Green Bay’s Jarred VanLaanen lead every lap en route to victory in the IMCA Sport Mod feature. The win is his second of the year at Thunderhill.

Round III will take place at Oshkosh Speedzone Friday, July 19. Joining the BST will be the Custom Windows Plus Badger Mod Tour presented by Gandrud Chevrolet. Racing gets underway at 7 p.m. both nights. The winner of the “Ironman” Swing will receive $1000 at Oshkosh Friday night.

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RACE SUMMARY

30 LAP IRON HORSE SALES & SERVICE BADGER STOCK TOUR PRESENTED BY KICK ASS DRIVE TRAIN & IRON HORSE RECYCLING “A” MAIN 1st) Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski 2nd)Dan Michonski, Shawano 3rd )Mark Schuenemann, Boulder Junction 4th)Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay 5th) Eric Arneson, Oconto Falls 6th) Justin Jacobson, Hortonville 7th) Jamie Suchocki, Forestville 8th) Larry Karcz, Pulaski 9th) Logan Rhode, Manitowoc 10th) Tyler Smith, Luxemburg 11th) Scott Reinhardt, Baileys Harbor 12th) Mike Schmidt, Shawano 13th) Devin Snellenberger, Pulaski 14th) JJ Heinz, Green Bay 15th) Dan Gracyalny, Greenville 16th) Dave Bouche, Algoma 17th) Luke Lemmens, Wausau 18th) David Hoerning, Appleton 19th) Dustin Loberger, Oconto 20th) Shawn Havel, Algoma 21st) Kyle Frederick, Oconto Falls 22nd) Jeremy Wiitala, Green Bay 23rd) Harley Simon, Seymour 24th) Greg Gutt, Greeley CO

B MAIN 1) Loberger; Schuenemann 2) Arneson; Dave Bouche

HEAT 1) Rhode; Gutt

HEAT 2) Rod Snellenberger; Michonski

HEAT 3) Schmidt; Lemmens

HEAT 4) Suchocki; Hoerning

IMCA NORTHERN SPORTMOD FEATURE – Jarred VanLaanen, Green Bay; Randy LeMieux Jr., Sturgeon Bay; Ryan LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; Chris Budzban, Luxemburg; Kevin Bethke, Appleton

HEAT 1) Anderson; Krull
HEAT 2) Van Laanen; Rick LeMieux

STREET STOCK FEATURE – Brandon Peterson, Sturgeon Bay; Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; Geno Sternard, Sturgeon Bay; Rick Mahlberg, Denmark; Joe Hegnet, Sturgeon Bay; Frank Groeshel, Appleton

Heat – Mahlberg; Groeschel

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SCOTT RATAJCZAK & GREG GRETZ GET FIRST OPEN WHEEL FEATURE WINS @ T-HILL

Photos by Dan Lewis Photography – www.danlewisphoto.net

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) July 13, 2013 Results- Scott Ratajczak survived a wild final lap to win his first ever feature win the IMCA Sport Mods at Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were Greg Gretz (IMCA Modified), Troy Muench (IMCA Stock Car), Sawyer Haese (IMCA Hobby Stock) and Keith Kickbusch (Street Stock).

Thunderhill is back in action on Thursday July 18 for the Badger Stock Car Tour with Sport Mods and Street Stocks. Our regular five classes will be back racing for points on Saturday July 20.

Scott Ratajczak in only his second night in the IMCA Sport Mods raced to the lead from his front row starting spot. Ryan LeMieux steadily worked through the field for row 4 and at the midway point was in the runner up position as he began to chop away at Ratajczaks half a lap lead. As the laps wore on the handling began to deteriorate on Ratajczaks racer and he fell into the clutches of Ryan LeMieux and the race to the checker was on. The duo checked out from the rest of the field as they settled the race for the win like a couple of heavy weight boxers. As the white flag flew the pair made heavy contact as they nearly came to a stop out of turn 2. With such a large gap back to third place both drivers were able to gather it back up and raced door to door out of turn 4. With the checkers waving Ratajczak beat LeMieux back to the finish line by a bumper for his first career feature win. LeMieux wasn’t happy with the way he was raced on the final lap and let the flagman know about it in front of a very animated crowd. Despite his displeasure it was a strong second place for LeMieux, Randy LeMieux Jr. made a late race charge to third, Rick LeMieux was fourth and Rookie leader Cody Rass was fifth. The contest was caution free.

Troy Muench put his John Soukup tribute car in victory lane leading every lap of the IMCA Stock Car feature.

Muench a former champion who is used to starting deep the field, took advantage of his front row starting spot pulling away from the field at the drop of the green. A couple of early race cautions helped keep the field close to the leader. Scott Reinhardt and John Anschutz gave chase but as the laps clicked away Muench again pulled away working the low groove. Again the caution flew setting up a 7 lap dash to the checker, that’s what point leader Dave Bouche needed as he sliced from fifth to second on the restart. With 5 laps remaining Bouche caught Muench and began to apply heavy pressure to the leaders back bumper. Bouche was warned for rough driving allowing Muench a little more breathing room to which he used to take home his first feature win of the season. Bouche padded his point lead with second, Anschutz brought home third, Larry Karcz scored another top four and Tony Bouche completed the top five.

Greg Gretz scored an upset in the IMCA Modifieds as the Rookie lead every lap en route to victory.

Although on paper it shows Gretz as a Rookie, in only a handful of nights he has 3 heat race wins which is best in the division. With Gretz out front a caution on lap 2 brought the field to a halt as Eric Arneson and Dan Ratajczak tangled. Gretz built a big lead early but James Tebon began to close in on the leader late in the contest but it was all No. 24 up front with Gretz scoring a convincing clean sweep. Second for Tebon who sits alone as point leader with a 1 point edge over Dan Ratajczak who was third, Cory Cochart won a race long battle for fourth over Felix Dart who was fifth.

Sawyer Haese was victories in his visit to Thunderhill scoring the win in the IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Eric Micolichek paced the field from the front row with Joe Hegnet giving chase. Hegnet then muscled his way to the inside and took the lead but a caution negated the pass. As the race restarted Micolichek had suspension problems after battling with Hegnet ending his night in the pits. Sawyer Haese made quick work of the field racing to the lead on lap 7. Haese never looked back scoring his first career Thunderhill feature win. Hegnet was second, point leader Derek Moede rallied late for third, Ryan Rohr had strong fourth and Scott Boulanger rounded out the top five.
Keith Kickbusch clobbered the competition with his 2nd feature win of the season in the Street Stocks.

Rookie John Denil Jr. paced the field before he spun on lap 2 ending his hopes for a win. Brandon Peterson inherited the lead and looked to have the car to beat running down low until point leader Keith Kickbusch broke free of the field and moved to the high side challenging for the lead. The pair swapped the lead lap after lap. With 5 laps remaining Kickbusch took hold of the lead for good and never let go cruising to the win. Peterson placed second, Kevin Luedtke was third, Todd Wagner fourth and Rookie Joey Scoon was fifth.

FEATURE, HEAT & LCQ RESULTS

18 LAP KELSEY RACING IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE: 1. Greg Gretz, Kewaunee; 2. James Lee Tebon, Algoma; 3.Dan Ratajczak, Frog Station; 4. Cory Cochart, Casco; 5. Felix Dart, Algoma

HEAT 1: Gretz; Tebon

20 LAP BULL PEN BAR & GRILL IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE: 1. Troy Muench, Brussels; 2. Dave Bouche, Algoma; 3. John Anschutz, Brussels; 4. Larry Karcz Jr., Pulaski; 5. Tony Bouche, Algoma

HEAT 1:T. Bouche; Devin Snellenberger, Pulaski
HEAT 2: Muench; Dan Sell, Suring
HEAT 3: John Anschutz; Jeremy Anschutz, Brussels

18 LAP LAVINE’S ICE IMCA SPORT MOD FEATURE: 1. Scott Ratajczak, Frog Station; 2. Ryan LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; 3. Randy LeMieux Jr., Sturgeon Bay; 4. Rick LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; 5. Cody Rass, Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: Josh Massart, Forestville; Ryan LeMieux
HEAT 2: LeMieux Jr.; Rick LeMieux

15 LAP LACKIE RENTALS IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE: 1. Sawyer Haese, New Franken; 2. Joe Hegnet, Sturgeon Bay; 3. Derek Moede, Casco; 4. Ryan Rohr, Casco; 5. Scott Boulanger, Duvall

HEAT 1: CJ Weckler, Sturgeon Bay; Hegnet
HEAT 2: Travis Hackett, Algoma; Eric Micolichek, Luxemburg

15 LAP SHOWCASE KITCHENS STREET STOCK FEATURE: 1. Keith Kickbusch, Kewaunee; 2. Brandon Peterson, Sturgeon Bay; 3. Kevin Luedtke, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Todd Wagner, Brussels; 5. Joey Scoon, Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: Kickbusch; Jeremy DuBois, Sturgeon Bay
HEAT 2: Peterson; Luedtke

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“Grand” Night For Reinhardt at Thunderhill

Photos by Dan Lewis Photography – www.danlewisphoto.net

By Tom Wagner

(Sturgeon Bay, WI – 7/6/2013) – Over 20 years of racing experience paid off in a big way for defending IMCA Northern Sport Mod champ Bernie Reinhardt, as the Sturgeon Bay veteran raced to his second feature win of the season Saturday night at the Thunderhill Raceway in Sturgeon Bay.

Joining Reinhardt in victory lane on the night were Benji LaCrosse in the IMCA Modifieds, Shawn Havel in the IMCA Stock Cars, Billy LeMieux in the Street Stocks and Dave Schmidt in the IMCA Hobby Stocks.

The Sport Mods were in the spotlight Saturday, an evening dedicated to the memory of racer John Soukup. Soukup’s number “99″ was prominent on the night; both on the track and at the pay window, as the Sport Mod field was gunning for a top prize of $1,099.

Josh Massart led the headliner through a series of cautions over the course of the first 14 laps. Reinhardt was able to work the high line and secure the top spot on the 15th lap. He edged away to what appeared to be a comfortable cushion on second place running Jarred VanLaanen, but a caution set the stage for some late drama with five laps to go.

In his first start of the year, Jesse Kroll had been a force from the outside line all feature long. From the third starting spot on the restart, he was able to shoot past Reinhardt for the lead. But before the lap could be counted, another caution flew and Kroll was relegated back to third. Tipped off to Kroll’s dominance on the outside, Reinhardt was able to adjust his line enough on the second late restart to break his challenger’s momentum, allowing him to secure the top spot for good and pull away to the win – and the thousand dollar payoff.

In the Modifieds, Dan Ratajczak was shooting for his fourth win in a row, and wasted little time taking charge. He popped from his second row starting spot to take the lead on the first lap, with LaCrosse moving into second two laps later.

For the next 14 laps, it was a high speed chess match; LaCrosse trying to edge inside with Ratajczak refusing to budge. With time running out, LaCrosse changed tactics, going to work on the high side of the leader. The move paid off, and the 2007 champ was able to make the pass en route to his first Thunderhill win of the season.

Bret Koehler had used an outside move to pass Jeremy Anschutz on the ninth lap of the IMCA Stock Car feature, only to become a victim of a similar play by Havel in the closing stages of the division’s main.

Havel was put in position by a restart with five laps to go. He powered to the outside of second place Jaime Suchocki, and continued on past Koehler to record his second feature win of the season.

In the early going, first place wasn’t the best place to be in the Street Stock feature as both John Denil, Jr and Mike Sargent spun while out front. Sargent’s misfortune on the sixth lap allowed LeMieux to take control and cruise to his second straight win in the division.

Point leader Keith Kickbusch gave chase, but couldn’t get close enough to mount a serious challenge.

In the Hobby Stocks, pole sitter Justin Hartel suffered a flat tire as the field took the initial green, setting off a wild scramble as the tight pack of cars swerved around him. Schmidt was the first to break into the clear, taking the lead on the first lap.

While he wasn’t able to totally escape, a race-long battle for second between Joe Hegnet, Scott Boulanger and Derek Moede occupied the trio long enough to prevent any of them from moving in on Schmidt.

Hegnet lost and then regained the runner-up spot on the final lap as Schmidt took the checker for his first win of the year.

Saturday night, the Street Stocks will be in the spotlight with driver introductions, hosted by Jim Olson Motors of Sturgeon Bay.

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

Thunderhill Raceway Results 7/6/2013

LaVines’s Ice IMCA Northern Sport Mod 25 Lap Feature – Bernie Reinhardt, Sturgeon Bay; Jarred VanLaanen, Green Bay; Randy LeMieux, Jr, Sturgeon Bay; Jesse Kroll, Forestville; Josh Massart, Brussels; Chad Vetting, Valders

Heat 1 – Massart; Ryan LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay
Heat 2 – Jacob Zellner, New Franken; VanLaanen
Heat 3 – Vetting; Kroll

Kelsey Racing IMCA Modified 20 Lap Feature – Benji LaCrosse, Green Bay; Dan Ratajczak, Frog Station: Todd Dart, Algoma; Eugene Gregorich, Kewaunee; Greg Gretz, Kewaunee; Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay

Heat 1 – Gretz;: LeMieux

Bull Pen IMCA Stock Car 20 Lap Feature – Shawn Havel, Algoma; Dave Bouche, Algoma; Jaime Suchocki, Forestville; Jeremy Anschutz, Sturgeon Bay; Bret Koehler, Two Rivers; Charlie Kroll, Forestville

Heat 1 – Troy Muench, Namur
Heat 2 – John Anschutz, Brussels: Jeremy Anschutz
Heat 3 – Dan Sell, Suring, Suchocki

Showcase Kitchens Street Stock 15 Lap Feature – Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; Keith Kickbusch, Kewaunee; Kevin Luedtke, Sturgeon Bay; Von Eytcheson, Brussels; Jeremy Dubois, Sturgeon Bay; Mike Sargent, Sturgeon Bay

Heat 1 – LeMieux; Luedtke
Heat 2 – Kickbusch; Debois

Lackie Rental IMCA Hobby Stock 15 Lap Feature – Dave Schmidt, Casco; Joe Hegnet, Sturgeon Bay; Derek Moede, Casco; Scott Boulanger, Luxemburg; Travis Hackett, Algoma; Amber Weidner, East Maplewood

Heat 1 – Boulanger; Hegnet
Heat 2 – C.J. Weckler, Sturgeon Bay; Moede

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SUCHOCKI SWEEPS STOCK CAR MAIN / DAN & ANDY RATAJCZAK RACE TO WINS @ T-HILL

Photos by Dan Lewis Photography – www.danlewisphoto.net

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) June 29, 2013 Results- Jamie Suchocki withstood all challengers scoring a clean sweep the IMCA Stock Car feature at Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were Dan Ratajczak (IMCA Modified), Andy Ratajczak (IMCA Sport Mod), Travis Hackett (IMCA Hobby Stock), Billy LeMieux (Street Stock).

Next Saturday July 6 will be the 1st Annual John Soukup Memorial. $1 Coors w/paid wristband. The IMCA Sport Mods will be Topless and they’re racing for extra cash.

Jamie Suchocki sped to the lead from his front row starting spot in the IMCA Stock Car feature. Shawn Olson in only he second race of the season raced to the leaders back bumper as a series of cautions plagued the field. Olson kept Suchocki honest as laps clicked away. Larry Karcz Jr. made his presences felt as he worked inside Olson for the runner up spot. The duo made contact resulting in Olson suffering a flat tire ending his night. Karcz set his sites on Suchocki and began to work the leader over. With heavy and constant pressure Suchocki was forced to run a perfect lap each and circuit around the track. As the top two played bumper tag, point leader Dave Bouche caught the duo and made it a trio for the lead. With Karcz pressured from Bouche, Suchocki was able to gain a car length lead on the final lap and scored the feature win. Bouche won the battle for second, Karcz in his first run of the season was third, John Anschutz fourth and Troy Muench completed the top five.

Andy Ratajczak had a stellar weekend of racing, not only did the young gun score his first feature win Friday at Luxemburg Speedway. 24 hours later he completed the same feat at Thunderhill in the IMCA Sport Mods.

Ratajczak led every lap of the feature going unchallenged through contest collecting the win. Defending champion Bernie Reinhardt had the rest of the field covered placing second thus taking over the point lead, Rookie Jacob Zellner had a career best finish of third, Dennis Miesler made a late race charge to fourth after starting in row 7 and title contender Randy LeMieux Jr. brought home fifth.

Not to be outdone Andy’s father Dan Ratajczak raced to his 3rd feature win in a row in the IMCA Modifieds.

Ratajczak matched his son by leading every lap in the Modified main event en route to the win. Point leader James Tebon ounce again placed second at the pay window, Tyler Hackett took home third in his first run of the season, former champ Todd Dart was fourth and Billy LeMieux rounded out the top five.

Billy LeMieux took the lead away from Scott Pagels on lap 5 and never looked back picking up his first Street Stock feature win.

Point leader Keith Kickbusch padded his point lead placing second, Marcus Moede was third, Brandon Peterson fourth and Geno Sternard came home fifth after starting in row 7. LeMieux’s racer let out a huge puff of smoke when he took the checker which turned out to be a blown transmission that lasted just long enough to earn the victory. LeMieux has raced Mods and Street Stocks each night throughout the season.

Travis Hackett picked up his first feature win of the year in the IMCA Hobby Stocks.

CJ Weckler paced the field until lap 6 when he lost the handle and spun in turn 4 whole battling for the lead with Scott Boulanger. Hackett inherited the lead and never let go taking home the win. The run for 4 feature wins in a row ended as Boulanger suffered mechanical problems while running 2nd ending his night. Derek Moede placed second and took over the point lead, Sawyer Haese was third, Joe Hegnet fourth and Amber Weidner had a solid fifth place finish.

FEATURE, HEAT & LCQ RESULTS

20 LAP KELSEY RACING IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE: 1. Dan Ratajczak, Frog Station; 2. James Tebon, Algoma; 3. Tyler Hackett, Algoma; 4. Todd Dart, Algoma; 5. Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: Mark Joski, New Franken; Ratajczak
HEAT 2: Jay Matthias, Green Bay; Hackett

20 LAP BULL PEN BAR & GRILL IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE: 1. Jamie Suchocki, Forestville; 2. Dave Bouche, Algoma; 3. Larry Karcz Jr., Pulaski; 4. John Anschutz, Brussels; 5. Troy Muench, Brussels

HEAT 1: Suchocki; Shawn Olson, Casco
HEAT 2: Dennis Weidner, Maplewood; Karcz
HEAT 3: Muench; Bret Koehler, Two Rivers

20 LAP LAVINE’S ICE IMCA SPORT MOD FEATURE: 1. Andy Ratajczak, Frog Station; 2. Bernie Reinhardt, Sturgeon Bay; 3. Jacob Zellner, New Franken; 4. Dennis Miesler, Luxemburg; 5. Randy LeMieux Jr., Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: Kelsy Hayes, Sturgeon Bay; Jarred VanLaanen, Green Bay
HEAT 2: Ryan LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; LeMieux Jr.
HEAT 3: Zellner; Josh Massart, Forestville

15 LAP LACKIE RENTALS IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE: 1. Travis Hackett, Algoma; 2. Derek Moede, Casco; 3. Sawyer Haese. New Franken; 4. Joe Hegnet, Sturgeon Bay; 5. Amber Weidner, Maplewood

HEAT 1: Hackett; CJ Weckler, Sturgeon Bay
HEAT 2: Eric Micolichek, Luxemburg; A. Weidner

15 LAP SHOWCASE KITCHENS STREET STOCK FEATURE: 1. Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; 2. Keith Kickbusch, Kewaunee; 3. Marcus Moede, Algoma; 4. Brandon Peterson, Sturgeon Bay 5. Geno Sternard, Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: LeMieux; Kickbusch
HEAT 2: Scott Pagels, Bad Lands; Kevin Luedtke, Sturgeon Bay