JOSH MASSART WINS IMCA SPORT MOD MAIN IN MEMORY OF HIS GRANDMA
Posted under Race Reports on August 11th, 2013
Photos by Dan Lewis Photography – www.danlewisphoto.net
By Edward Anschutz
(Sturgeon Bay, WI) August 10, 2013 Results- When the week started it was a tough one for Josh Massart with the passing of his Grandma Joan, widow of Wally Massart. With deep family ties to racing in Door County Josh Massart did his family proud winning his second feature in a row in the IMCA Sport Mods at Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were James Tebon (IMCA Modified), Dave Bouche (IMCA Stock Car), Scott Boulanger (IMCA Hobby Stock) and Billy LeMieux (Street Stock)
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Rookie Jacob Zellner raced past Rick LeMieux on lap 4 to take charge in the IMCA Sport Mod main event. Zellner then pulled away from the field until a caution at the midway point the bunched the field. While under caution Bernie Reinhardt had a tire go flat, he went laps down while on pit lane costing him the point lead. Again Zellner zoomed away from the pack. Josh Massart worked to the runner up position and began chopping away at Zellers’s lead. Massart hounded the leader lap after lap. With just 3 laps remaining Massart ducked under Zellner and took the top spot. Massart motored away from the pack to pick up the win in front his family and friends. Massart dedicated the win to his Grandma. Randy LeMieux Jr. placed second and took over the point lead. Zellner crossed the finish line third but lost the handle on his racer pounding the front stretch wall, he would be ok. Ryan LeMieux and Jared VanLaanen completed the top five.
Dave Bouche inherited the lead midway through the IMCA Stock Car feature to score his 2nd win of the season.
Bret Koehler quickly slipped by Scott Reinhardt taking the lead of the IMCA Stock Car feature. Troy Muench quickly worked to second and began pressuring the leader with Dave Bouche giving chase. At the cross flags Muench ducked inside of Koehler coming out of turn 4 and heavy contact was made. The duo locked horns all the way down the front stretch and when it ended Billy LeMieux, Muench and Reinhardt headed to pit lane with flat tires as the caution waved. Fans erupted with a chorus of cheers and boos. Koehler was deemed part of the caution handing lead over to Dave Bouche. Bouche held off the advances of Shawn Havel the remainder of the event, going on to score the win. Bouche’s win awarded him an extra point over Havel in the title chase, Jamie Suchocki placed a strong third, Muench rallied to fourth and Tony Bouche was fifth.
In IMCA Hobby Stock action it was Scott Boulanger scoring 6th feature win of the season in a caution filled race. Joe Hegnet came home second, Derek Moede brought home third and holds a mere 1 point advantage over Boulanger in the title chase. Eric Micolichek and CJ Weckler rounded out the top five. Weckler claimed the carburetor of Hegnet, the claim was accepted.
James Tebon lead every lap en route to his first feature win of the season holding of Todd Dart to the checkers in the IMCA Modified feature. Rookie Greg Gretz was third and Matt Vilquette brought home fourth.
Billy LeMieux blasted by Scott Pagels on lap 5 and never looked back scoring his 3rd feature win of the season in the Street Stocks. Pagels had to settle for second, Mike Sargent was third, Marcus Moede fourth and Kevin Luedtke brought home fifth.
FEATURE & HEAT RESULTS
15 LAP KELSEY RACING IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE: 1. James Lee Tebon, Algoma; 2. Todd Dart, Algoma; 3. Greg Gretz, Kewaunee; 4. Matt Vilquette, De Pere
HEAT 1: Dart; Tebon
18 LAP BULL PEN BAR & GRILL IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE: 1. David Bouche, Algoma; 2. Shawn Havel, Algoma; 3. Jamie Suchocki, Forestville; 4. Troy Muench, Brussels; 5. Tony Bouche, Algoma
HEAT 1: Muench; Havel
HEAT 2: Bret Koehler, Two Rivers; D. Bouche
18 LAP LAVINE’S ICE IMCA SPORT MOD FEATURE: 1. Josh Massart, Brussels; 2. Randy LeMieux Jr., Sturgeon Bay; 3. Jacob Zellner, Luxemburg; 4. Ryan LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; 5. Jarred VanLaanen, Green Bay
HEAT 1: VanLaanen; Jeff Lautenbach, Sturgeon Bay
HEAT 2: Massart; LeMieux Jr.
15 LAP LACKIE RENTALS IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE: 1. Scott Boulanger, Duvall; 2. Joe Hegnet, Sturgeon Bay; 3. Derek Moede, Casco; 4. Eric Micolichek, Luxemburg; 5. CJ Weckler, Sturgeon Bay
HEAT 1: Boulanger; Amber Weidner, Maplewood
HEAT 2: Hegnet; Micolichek
15 LAP SHOWCASE KITCHENS STREET STOCK FEATURE: 1. Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; 2. Scott Pagels, The Badlands; 3. Mike Sargent, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Marcus Moede, Algoma; 5. Kevin Luedtke, Sturgeon Bay
HEAT 1: LeMieux; Pagels
HEAT 2: Luedtke; Keith Kickbusch, Kewaunee