Tebon Roars to Victory in Mods at Thunderhill
July 11, 2009; Sturgeon Bay, WI — Algoma’s James Lee Tebon got by Chris Derenne midway through the IMCA modified feature and cruised to victory at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway.
Derenne set the pace early on with Tebon lurking up high. Tebon made the pass stick on lap 10 and begun to build up a straightaway lead on the field. A caution flag flew, bunching the field. Tebon powered back to a nice lead, with action behind him. Shawn Kilgore charged hard through the field, starting on the back row up to the top 5. Tebon held on for the win, followed by Brett Wenzel, Kilgore, Art Siefert and Eric Van Iten.
Forestville’s Von Eytcheson took command of the lead early in the IMCA stock car feature, with Shawn Havel on his outside. Troy Muench, looking for a 4th straight feature win, tangled with Jamie Suchocki, putting him a lap down to the rest of the field. Havel charged hard on the outside, getting by Eytcheson and built a comfortable lead en route to the checkers. Following Havel were Eytcheson, Pat Davister, Mike Pierrard and Dave Bouche.
An opening lap fracas took out 6 cars in the IMCA northern sport mod feature. Outside polesitter Tim Mcormick spun, collecting Eric Arneson, Jeff Lautenbach and Rod Solem among others. When the race resumed, Jeff DuBois snatched the top spot with Jesse Kroll and Brad Lautenbach in tow. Kroll jumped to the outside of DuBois and rode the outside line to victory. Bernie Reinhardt, DuBois, Lautenbach and Cory Cochart would finish second through fifth, respectively.
Hometown driver Brandon Peterson picked up his first feature win of the season in the IMCA hobby stock division. It wasn’t easy, as he had to duel with the up-and-coming 2nd year driver Luke Lemmens down to the wire. In the end, the inside line prevailed for Peterson, netting him the win. Lemmens settled for second, Frank Paul third, Marcus Moede fourth and CJ Weckler fifth.
When he’s not in the booth announcing, he’s out on the track winning features. That’s the story for Thunderhill announcer/NEW super stock driver Eddie Anschutz. Anschutz has made 3 appearances on the track this season, and picked up his second win on Saturday night. He took the lead away from Gene Sternard and promptly took the checkers. Sternard finished second, followed by Jeremy Wiitala, Dennis Weidner and James Anderson.
A wild finish in the 4 cylinder feature would net a win for Sturgeon Bay’s Kipp Burlo, his 1st of the 2009 season. Jeremy DuBois was black flagged for taking out race leader Matt Borths, giving the win to Burlo.
Next week’s races are sponsored by Dave Hatch Racing. Racing gets underway at 6pm with IMCA modifieds, stock cars, hobby stocks, northern sport mods, NEW super stocks and 4 cylinders. For more information, visit the website at www.racethunderhill.com or call (920) 743-7052.
IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE — James Lee Tebon, Algoma; Brett Wenzel, Two Rivers; Shawn Kilgore, New Franken; Art Siefert, Green Bay; Eric Van Iten, Green Bay
Heat 1 — Tebon; Rick Johnson, Gills Rock
Heat 2 — Tim Czarneski, Denmark; Van Iten
Heat 3 — Mike Wedelstadt, Fremont; Kyle Kudick, Two Rivers
IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE — Shawn Havel, Brussels; Von Eytcheson, Forestville; Pat Davister, Luxemburg; Mike Pierrard, Green Bay; Dave Bouche, Algoma
Heat 1 — Troy Muench, Brussels; Ben Kroll, New Franken
Heat 2 — Marty Abshire, Waukesha; Pierrard
Heat 3 — Havel; Bouche
IMCA NORTHERN SPORT MOD FEATURE — Jesse Kroll, Algoma; Bernie Reinhardt, Sturgeon Bay; Jeff DuBois, Luxemburg; Brad Lautenbach, New Franken; Cory Cochart, Kewaunee
Heat 1 — Tim Mcormick, Sturgeon Bay; Eugene Gregorich, Kewaunee
Heat 2 — Lautenbach; Nick Potts, Green Bay
IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE — Brandon Peterson, Sturgeon Bay; Luke Lemmens, Kewaunee; Frank Paul, Luxemburg; Marcus Moede, Luxemburg; CJ Weckler, Sturgeon Bay
Heat 1 — Jarred VanLaanen, Green Bay; Chad Kaminski, Luxemburg
Heat 2 — Lemmens; Peterson
NEW SUPER STOCK FEATURE — Eddie Anschutz, Kewaunee; Gene Sternard, Luxemburg; Jeremy Wiitala, Seymour; Dennis Weidner, Maplewood; James Anderson, Forestville
Heat 1 — Sternard; Anderson
Heat 2 — Todd Everard, Green Bay; Tim Jandrin, Kewaunee
4 CYLINDER FEATURE — Kipp Burlo, Sturgeon Bay; Tony Everard, Green Bay; Matt Borths, Algoma; Jared Smith, Luxemburg; Matt Torphy, Bonduel
Heat 1 — Jeremy DuBois, Sturgeon Bay; Kasey Gross, Gleason
Heat 2 — Burlo; Everard