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DART, BRUMLIC AND LEMIEUX MAKE LATE RACE DRIVES TO CLAIM VICTORY AT THUNDERHILL RACEWAY

Photos by Dan Lewis Photography – www.danlewisphoto.net

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) May 31, 2014 Results- Raced fans were on the edge of their seat all night long with thrilling finishes, as drivers did battle on a superb racing surface. Tom “Tuffy” Brumlic out dueled Dylan Heilmann to score his first IMCA Stock Car feature win at Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were Todd Dart (IMCA Modified), Ryan LeMieux (IMCA Sport Mod), Scott Boulanger (IMCA Hobby Stock) and Billy LeMieux (Street Stock)

Action was halted in the first feature of the night with a red flag as Todd Wagner hit the wall head on in turn 2. Wagner emerged unscathed but his 23w Street Stock suffered heavy damage.

Mike Wietor paced the opening laps of the IMCA Stock Car headliner before Dylan Heilmann swept through using the low groove to take the lead. Heilmann distanced himself from the from the pack as Charlie Kroll and Tom Brumlic worked through traffic. Brumlic worked to second using the high side to real in the leader. With each driver running a different groove, the stage was set for a great battle. Brumlic pulled even with Heilmann as the duo raced door to door.

Brumlic was able to find a bit more speed running the cushion and grabbed the lead for good by the midway point . Brumlic set sail, going unchallenged the remainder of the caution free contest. Heilmann edged out Kroll by a bumper for second, point leader Shawn Havel and Dave Bouche rallied late after starting deep in the field to finish in the top five.

IMCA Modified action saw James Tebon jump out to an early lead, surprising to many fans as Tebon’s car started on fire during his qualifying race. Tebon was able to pull away as Sean Jerovetz and Todd Dart slugged it out for the runner up spot. Dart was able to secure second at the midway point, setting his sights on the leader. Dart road the high groove, with Tebon down low.

With 4 laps remaining Dart was able to sling-shot past Tebon to take the lead. Dart was able to keep the rest of the field at bay in scoring his first win of the season. Considering how Tebon’s night started, second was pretty solid. After his big payday last weekend, Sean Jerovetz brought home third, Friday night feature winner Troy Jerovetz was fourth and Greg Gretz was fifth. The race went caution free.

The saying “Race motors always run the best before they blow up” held true for the IMCA Sport Mod winner. Rick LeMieux raced to the point, leading lap 1. Second year racer Jacob Zellner zoomed by a lap later to take the lead. Point leader “Rocket” Ryan LeMieux began his march through the field and into third, right behind Randy LeMieux Jr. Zellner pulled away as the LeMieux’s challenged each other. A caution wiped away the lead midway through the feature.

This was the break Ryan needed as he methodically worked around Zellner and to the lead. Once up front the car began to show small signs of smoke. Ryan raced to a sizable advantage only to see it disappear with 3 laps remaining, as Zellner lost the handle on his racer which brought out the caution. LeMieux had another puff of smoke from his engine on the restart as Randy and Chris Budzban came chasing. Ryan kept the lead but coming for the checkers out of turn 4 the engine started to blow up, Ryan held it to the floor and was able to pick up the win. The smoke was so bad you couldn’t see half the track after the race was over. It was his second feature win of the weekend after winning Friday night at Luxemburg. Budzban was able to secure second, LeMieux Jr. third, Jarred VanLaanen brought home fourth with Bernie Reinhardt fifth.

Billy LeMieux continued his dominance in the Street Stock division with his 3rd feature win of the season. Kevin Luedtke passed Aaron Thornton on lap 5 for the lead. Luedtke had the best chance to end LeMieux’s streak but a caution on lap 9 wiped out what seemed to be an insurmountable lead. LeMieux used the restart to his advantage, working past Thornton and Luedtke en route to victory. Luedtke still salvaged a good point night with second, Thornton had a solid third, Geno Sternard was fourth and Mike Sargent placed fifth.

Scott Boulanger found redemption after being disqualified last week, he took the lead away from CJ Weckler with 6 laps remaining to win the IMCA Hobby Stock feature. Derek Moede was second, point leader Jeremy Jauquet came home third followed by Weckler and Marcus Moede.

Next Saturday June 7 will be Driver Autograph night at intermission and will be brought to you by Jim Olson Motors.

FEATURE & HEAT RESULTS

20 LAP KELSEY RACING IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE: 1.Todd Dart, Algoma; 2. James Tebon, Algoma; 3. Sean Jerovetz, Sobieski Corners; 4. Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay; 5. Greg Gretz, Kewaunee

HEAT 1: Gretz; Sean Jerovetz
HEAT 2: Dart; Troy Jerovetz

20 LAP OLSON FABRICATION IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE: 1.Tom Brumlic, Denmark; 2. Dylan Heilmann, Green Bay; 3. Charlie Kroll, Forestville; 4. Shawn Havel, Algoma; 5. Dave Bouche, Algoma

HEAT 1: Mike Wietor, Green Bay; Kroll
HEAT 2: Heilmann; Dave Bouche

20 LAP LAVINE’S ICE IMCA SPORT MOD FEATURE: 1. Ryan LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; 2. Chris Budzban, Luxemburg; 3. Randy LeMieux Jr., Sturgeon Bay; 4. Jarred VanLaanen, Green Bay; 5. Bernie Reinhardt, Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: Rick LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; Jacob Zellner, Luxemburg
HEAT 2: VanLaanen; Josh Massart, Brussels

15 LAP LACKIE RENTALS IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE: 1. Scott Boulanger, Duvall; 2. Derek Moede, Casco; 3. Jeremy Jauquet, Luxemburg; 4. CJ Weckler, Sturgeon Bay; 5. Marcus Moede, Algoma

HEAT 1: Jauquet; Dave Schmidt, Casco
HEAT 2: Derek Moede; Boulanger

15 LAP REES’S AUTO BODY STREET STOCK FEATURE: 1 Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay.; 2. Kevin Luedtke, Sturgeon Bay; 3. Aaron Thornton, Maplewood; 4. Geno Sternard, Sturgeon Bay; 5. Mike Sargent, Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: Jeremy Dubois, Algoma; Luedtke
HEAT 2: Thornton; Jimmy Anderson, Forestville

NATHAN BOUCHE MEMORIAL TO HAVEL

Photos by Dan Lewis Photography – www.danlewisphoto.net

(Sturgeon Bay, WI – 5/24/2014) – Shawn Havel raced his way through a tight lead pack en route to a $1,500 payday in the IMCA Stock Car Nathan Bouche Memorial Saturday night at the Thunderhill Raceway in Sturgeon Bay.

It was also a good night at the pay window for Sean Jerovetz who pocketed a $1,000 top prize for his win in the IMCA Modified feature. Other winners on the second night of the 2014 season were Chris Budzban in the IMCA Northern Sport Mods, Billy LeMieux in the Street Stocks and Jeremy Jauquet in the IMCA Hobby Stocks.

In the Stock Cars, while Havel had solid control of the second half of the extended 27 lap feature, the first few laps were anything but. John Anschutz paced the opening laps, the lead man in a tight pack of cars racing two and three wide behind him.

Reminiscent of a lead pack you might see at a NASCAR super speedway, Havel found himself in the middle of a three-wide battle for fourth, with two cars running side by side ahead of him. With virtually nowhere else to run, and little room to move up or down, Havel was forced to stay put in the middle and make the best of the situation.

He was able to move forward from one three-wide contest into the middle of another, eventually breaking free to set his sites on Anschutz. Sweeping outside of the leader, he finished off the final pass a few laps before the midway point, then cruised away to the win.

Charlie Kroll would claim the second spot , but could never mount a serious challenge to Havel. Anschutz scored an impressive third against a very strong field, with Dave Bouche winning a race-long battle with Larry Karcz for fourth. Rick Dix ran a consistent race in the top ten finishing with a solid sixth.

In the Modifieds, Jerovetz was fast out of the gate, sprinting to a sizeable margin before anyone had a chance to challenge. With Jerovetz checking out, focus shifted to Benji LaCrosse who was working his way through the field. He moved into third on the 7th lap, and one lap later passed Greg Gretz for second.

In the distance was Jerovetz as LaCrosse began the attempt to chase him down. Whether or not he would have caught him became a moot point halfway home as the event’s lone caution took care of closing the gap all at once.

The stage was set for a shoot out to the checker, but Jerovetz again took control of the point position. While he wasn’t able to run totally free again, Jerovetz edged forward just far enough that LaCrosse could never quite pull even to make a move.

Gretz never dropped from the third spot, with week one winner Troy Jerovetz finishing strong to take fourth ahead of Todd Dart and Jay Matthias.

Having a large lead wiped away by a caution was a fairly routine procedure for Budzban in the Sport Mods. First, there were three early cautions to contend with – two for crashes and one for debris. Then a couple others later on. But each restart played out the same way; Budzban hitting his marks perfectly and pulling away.

While the win was never in doubt, second place certainly was as Ryan LeMieux and Jarred VanLaanen dueled to the wire with LeMieux coming out on top. Bernie Reinhardt held off Jesse Kroll for fourth with J.J. Anderson rounding out the top six.

Billy LeMieux continued his torrid pace in the Street Stock class, winning for the second straight week, and five out of the last six dating back to last season.

He found himself in familiar territory by the third lap, passing Jimmy Anderson for the lead. He did have one more test before the trophy as Aaron Thornton’s disabled racer stopped the event with five laps to go.

Despite it being his first appearance at the Hill, Paul Diefenthaler was fast all night, and used the ensuing restart to move into second. But as has been the case of late, once LeMieux takes the lead in the class, that’s where he stays.

After an early incident that sent him to the back of the field, Kevin Luedtke battled back for a third place finish ahead of Gene Sternard, Fred Davister and Jeremy Dubois.

As the checker was flying in the Hobby Stock finale, it appeared like Jauquet would not be winning his second straight feature.

Jauquet had been leading the race, inheriting the point after Dave Schmidt was forced to the pits under caution with a tire going down.

But Scott Boulanger passed him with three laps to go and was the first to cross the line. However, Boulanger had issues in post-race tech with unapproved ball joints and tires. The resulting disqualification moved everyone up a notch with Jauquet declared the event’s winner.

Derek Moede raced in the lead trio for the duration, winding up second, with Schmidt coming back from the hard luck break early on to take third.

Travis Lumaye and Amber Weidner turned in strong efforts to place fourth and fifth respectively with C.J. Weckler rounding out the top six.

Week three of the season is up next with Palmer Johnson of Sturgeon Bay hosting the show.

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 5/24/2014

Olson Fabrication Nathan Bouche Memorial IMCA Stock Car 27 Lap Feature – Shawn Havel, Algoma; Charlie Kroll, Forestville; John Anschutz, Forestville, Dave Bouche, Algoma; Larry Karcz, Jr, Pulaski; Rick Dix, Green Bay

Semi-Feature – Jeremy Anschutz, Brussels; Josh Mroczkowski, Krakow; Tony Bouche, Algoma; John Adams, Denmark

Heat 1 – Kroll; Luke Lemmens, Kewaunee
Heat 2 – Bret Koehler, Two Rivers; Dylan Heilmann, Green Bay
Heat 3 – Dave Bouche; Karcz
Heat 4 – Jaime Suchocki, Forestville; Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski

Kelsey Racing IMCA Modified 20 Lap Feature – Sean Jerovetz, Sobieski; Benji LaCrosse, Green Bay; Greg Gretz, Kewaunee; Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay; Todd Dart, Algoma; Jay Matthias, DePere

Heat 1 – Troy Jerovetz, LaCrosse
Heat 2 – James Tebon, Algoma; Gretz
Heat 3 – Sean Jerovetz; Dart

LaVines’s Ice IMCA Northern Sport Mod 18 Lap Feature – Chris Budzban, Luxemburg; Ryan LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; Jarred VanLaanen, Green Bay; Bernie Reinhardt, Sturgeon Bay; Jesse Kroll, Algoma; J.J. Anderson, Pulaski

Heat 1 – Budzban; Dennis Miesler, Luxemburg
Heat 2 – Reinhardt; VanLaanen
Heat 3 – Ryan LeMieux; Rick LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay

Reese’s Auto Body Street Stock 15 Lap Feature – Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; Paul Diefenthaler, Manitowoc; Kevin Luedtke, Sturgeon Bay; Gene Sternard, Sturgeon Bay; Fred Davister, Sugarbush; Jeremy Dubois, Sturgeon Bay

Heat 1 – LeMieux; Dubois
Heat 2 – Aaron Thornton, Maplewood; Diefenthaler

Lackie Rental & Remodeling IMCA Hobby Stock 15 Lap Feature – Jeremy Jauquet, Green Bay; Derek Moede, Casco; Dave Schmidt, Casco; Travis Lumaye, Forestville; Amber Weidner, East Maplewood; C.J. Weckler, Sturgeon Bay

Heat 1 – Moede; Scott Boulanger, Luxemburg
Heat 2 – Jauquet; Weckler

KOEHLER CONQUERS IMCA STOCK CAR OPENER, WHILE TROY JEROVETZ TAKES FIRST MODIFIED CHECKER AT THUNDERHILL RACEWAY

Photos by Dan Lewis Photography – www.danlewisphoto.net

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) May 17, 2014 Results- Track conditions could not have been any better for the first night of the season, as drivers raced 2 and 3 wide all while battling for the win on opening night. Hardcore fans braved the cold and were warmed by hot action on the track.

Bret Koehler fought off Shawn Havel late in the contest to score his first trophy of the season in the IMCA Stock Cars at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were Troy Jerovetz (IMCA Modified), Randy LeMieux Jr. (IMCA Sport Mod), Jeremy Jauquet (IMCA Hobby Stock) and Billy LeMieux (Street Stock).

Bret Koehler received the best of luck drawing the pole position for the IMCA Stock Car main. Koehler got the jump over Jamie Suchocki and began to pull away early with Dylan Heilman and Tom Brumlic giving chase. Brumlic found the high groove and began chopping away at Koehler’s lead. Brumlic then pulled along side Koehler and took the lead away with 8 laps remaining. Koehler fought back down low regaining the top spot 2 laps later. A caution flew for Billy LeMieux after he caught an infield tire that ripped the front wheel off his machine which ended his night. Shawn Havel used the 3 lap dash to checker to his advantage taking second away from Brumlic. Havel charged to the back bumper of Koehler but it wasn’t enough and Koehler collected the win. Havel was second, followed by Brumlic, defending champion Dave Bouche and Dylan Heilman was fifth.

In IMCA Modified action, defending champion James Lee Tebon and Troy Jerovetz drew the front row for the feature. When the green dropped the duo went door to door lap after lap for the lead. Jerovetz running up top and Tebon down low. Jerovetz was able to inch away from Tebon and ultimately set sale en route to his first ever feature win at Thunderhill Raceway. Felix Dart made a late race pass to place second, Tebon was third, Tyler Hackett and Sean Jerovetz completed the top five. This was also the first feature win for Jerovetz in his new Rage Chassis.

In one of the best races of the night Derek Moede and Jeremy Jauquet thrilled fans by exchanging the lead 5 times throughout the 15 lap IMCA Hobby Stock feature. The duo threw caution to the wind and began bumping and grinding in every corner. Back and forth the battle went for the top spot. With 2 laps remaining Jauquet was able to grab the lead for good and picked up his first ever Hobby Stock trophy. Derek had to settle for second, brother Marcus Moede was third, defending champion Scott Boulanger was fourth and CJ Weckler completed the top five.

Randy LeMieux Jr. picked up the win in the IMCA Sport Mods by leading all 15 laps. Randy held off several challenges from Ryan LeMieux and Jarred VanLaanen. Defending champ Bernie Reinhardt suffered mechanical issues while running in the top 5. In the day and age of new racing chassis, Randy bested the field with a 2005 Pro Chassis. Following Randy at the line was Ryan LeMieux, VanLaanen, Chris Budzban who battled from row five and Rick LeMieux.

Billy LeMieux picked up right where he left off last season, leading every lap of the Street Stock feature en route to the win. Von Eytcheson held off Aaron Thornton for second, Joey Scoon was fourth and Geno rallied to fifth.

FEATURE & HEAT RESULTS

18 LAP KELSEY RACING IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE: 1. Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay; 2. Felix Dart, Algoma; 3. James Tebon, Algoma; 4. Tyler Hackett, Algoma; 5. Sean Jerovetz, Sobieski

HEAT 1: Sean Jerovetz; Tebon

18 LAP OLSON FABRICATION IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE: 1. Bret Koehler, Two Creeks; 2. Shawn Havel, Algoma; 3. Tom Brumlic, Denmark; 4. Dave Bouche, Algoma; 5. Dylan Heilman, Green Bay
HEAT 1: Heilman; Koehler
HEAT 2: Brumlic; Havel

15 LAP LAVINE’S ICE IMCA SPORT MOD FEATURE: 1. Randy LeMieux Jr., Sturgeon Bay; 2. Ryan LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; 3. Jarred VanLaanen, Green Bay; 4. Chris Budzban, Luxemburg; 5. Rick LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: VanLaanen; Josh Massart, Forestville
HEAT 2: Ryan LeMieux; Budzban

15 LAP LACKIE RENTALS IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE: 1. Jeremy Jauquet, Green Bay; 2. Derek Moede, Casco; 3. Marcus Moede, Algoma; 4. Scott Boulanger, DuVall; 5. CJ Weckler, Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: Boulanger; Marcus Moede
HEAT 2: Jauquet; Derek Moede

15 LAP REESE’S AUTOBODY STREET STOCK FEATURE: 1. Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; 2. Von Eytcheson, Forestville; 3. Aaron Thornton, Maplewood; 4. Joey Scoon, Sturgeon Bay; 5. Geno Sternard, Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: Kevin Luedtke, Sturgeon Bay; Scoon
HEAT 2: LeMieux; Eytcheson

CHAMPIONS CROWNED…REINHARDT, MIESLER & HAYES GET FIRST WINS OF THE SEASON

Photos by Dan Lewis Photography – www.danlewisphoto.net

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) August 31, 2013 Results- Championship night will certainly be remembered for a long time by all. Scott Reinhardt was able to hold off Shawn Havel to score his first feature win of the season in the IMCA Stock Cars at Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were James Tebon (IMCA Modified), Dennis Miesler (IMCA Sport Mod), Bill Hayes (IMCA Hobby Stock) and Mike Sargent (Street Stock)

It was one of those nights where every feature could be the lead story. We will start with the IMCA Stocks which saw an opening lap crash that ended night for Jeremy Anschutz and Jamie Suchocki. Point leader Dave Bouche was also caught up in the wreck, giving the defending champion a damaged radiator. Bouche had to finish 12th or better to clinch the title. As the race restarted Scott Reinhardt raced to the lead. Bouche continued to race until his temperature gauge was pegged at 250 degrees, his car slowed and headed to the pits ending his night.

Title contender Shawn Havel hauled tail to the runner up position. Havel pressured Reinhardt for the lead. A full season of wear and tear began to set in as cars began to drop like flies. With 5 laps remaining there were only 3 cars left running. Reinhardt was able to hold off a hard charging Havel to score his first feature win of the season. Brett Koehler also battled mechanical issues to finish third, Dan Sell and Tony Bouche completed the top five. Despite not finishing the feature Dave Bouche was able to secure enough points to earn his second track championship in a row.

The opening lap of the IMCA Sport Mod main event was one fans won’t forget any time soon as Cody Rass and Andy Ratajczak wheel hoped resulting in Rass barrel rolling down the front stretch. Rass’s racer came to a halt on the driver side and the fuel cell was ripped out of the car lying next to the driver. The red flag waved stopping the field. Sturgeon Bay Fire and Rescue were called in to extricate Rass from his battered machine. Rass was alert and speaking to track officials. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital with back and neck pain, any additional info on his well being will be posted on our facebook page.

Lost in the mix was the point battle of Bernie Reinhardt and Randy LeMieux Jr. who came into the night just 3 points apart. Dennis Miesler was able to work past Rick LeMieux on lap 3 for the lead. Miesler held on the rest of the way to score his first feature win of the season. LeMieux Jr. did all he could but came up short with a second place finish, Reinhardt placed third, Kelsy Hayes rallied to fourth after a trip down pit lane and Jarred VanLaanen rounded out the top five. Reinhardt became the first driver to win back to back championships in the Sport Mods.

James Lee Tebon fought off a hard charging Todd Dart to score his 3rd feature win of the season in the IMCA Modifieds. With 2 laps remaining Tebon and Dart touched sending Dart sliding through the grass, ending his bid for the win. Eric Scribner raced to second in his first visit of the season, Rookie Greg Gretz was third, Scott Ratajczak came home fourth and Eric Arneson was fifth. For Tebon it was his second championship in a row.

Bill Hayes’s return to racing was a successful one as he worked past Justin Hartel for the lead on lap 4 of the IMCA Hobby Stock feature. Hayes was able to hold off the competition for the win in only his second start of the season. Joe Hegnet came home second, Scott Boulanger was third, CJ Weckler fourth and Derek Moede was fifth. Boulanger was crowned champion of the division, the first of his career.

Mike Sargent muscled his way past Rookie Joey Scoon to win his first ever Street Stock main. Brandon Peterson crossed the finish line on fire and still finished second, Jeremy DuBois was third, Keith Kickbusch and Tony Everard completed the top five. Kickbusch was able to secure the championship, his second of the weekend after claiming the crown at Luxemburg Speedway on Friday,

FEATURE & HEAT RESULTS

20 LAP KELSEY RACING IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE: 1. James Lee Tebon, Algoma; 2 Eric Scribner, Forest Junction; 3. Greg Gretz, Kewaunee; 4. Scott Ratajczak, Frog Station; 5. Eric Arneson, Oconto

HEAT 1: Gretz; Cory Cochart, Casco

20 LAP BULL PEN BAR & GRILL IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE: 1. Scott Reinhardt, Baileys Harbor; 2. Shawn Havel, Algoma; 3. Brett Koehler, Two Rivers; 4. Dan Sell, Suring; 5. Tony Bouche, Algoma

HEAT 1: Havel; Dave DeGrave, Luxemburg
HEAT 2: T. Bouche; Reinhardt

20 LAP LAVINE’S ICE IMCA SPORT MOD FEATURE: 1. Dennis Miesler, Luxemburg; 2. Randy LeMieux Jr., Sturgeon Bay; 3. Bernie Reinhardt, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Kelsy Hayes, Sturgeon Bay; 5. Jarred VanLaanen, Green Bay

HEAT 1: Rick LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; Cody Rass, Sturgeon Bay
HEAT 2: James Iverson, Luxemburg; Josh Massart, Forestville

15 LAP LACKIE RENTALS IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE: 1. Bill Hayes, Sturgeon Bay; 2. Joe Hegnet, Sturgeon Bay; 3. Scott Boulanger, Duvall; 4. CJ Weckler, Sturgeon Bay; 5. Derek Moede, Casco

HEAT 1: Hegnet; Amber Weidner, Maplewood
HEAT 2: Moede; Eric Micolichek, Luxemburg

15 LAP SHOWCASE KITCHENS STREET STOCK FEATURE: 1. Mike Sargent, Sturgeon Bay; 2. Brandon Peterson, Sturgeon Bay; 3. Jeremy DuBois, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Keith Kickbusch, Kewaunee; 5. Tony Everard, Green Bay

HEAT 1: Kevin Luedtke, Sturgeon Bay; Nick Everard, Green Bay
HEAT 2: T. Everard; DuBois

DART WINS MOD MAIN WHILE TEBON TAKES BACK TO BACK TITLES AT THUNDERHILL

Photos by Dan Lewis Photography – www.danlewisphoto.net

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By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) August 24, 2013 Results- “Felix” Todd Dart inherited the lead of the IMCA Modified feature on lap 8 and went on to score his 2nd feature win of the season at Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were Shawn Havel (IMCA Stock Car), Andy Ratajczak (IMCA Sport Mod), Scott Boulanger (IMCA Hobby Stock) and Billy LeMieux (Street Stock). Bartenders race winner was Luke Ebel. Powder Puff winners were Megan Anschutz and Danelle Ferron.

Powder Puff racers were Megan Anschutz, Danelle Ferron, Tasha LeMieux, Donna Ferron, Eve Hegnet, Jessica Haen, Micki Tahlier, Chelsea Lau, Corrina Dart, Michelle Kootz, Carla Wynveen, Heather Goldman and Polly Soukup. Nice Job Ladies!!

Bartenders racers were Luke Ebel, Kurt Romdenne, Nick VanEff and Jason Ledvina

Only one more night remains at Thunderhill and all five champions will be crowned next Saturday August 31. We encourage everyone to join in the “Trick or Treat” themed night brought to you by Floors by Josh.

Rookie of the Year Greg Gretz jumped to the lead out pacing James Tebon on the opening lap of the IMCA Modified feature. Gretz held the top spot running the cushion as veteran racer Todd Dart worked low. Dart kept the pressure on but Gretz was up for the challenge holding off the from champ. Just before the midway contest Gretz suffered mechanical issues handing the lead over to Dart. A pit crew challenge was issued and right after the midway point all the drivers headed to pit lane where they had to change one tire. Each driver pitched in $20 for whoever had the fastest stop and that honor went to Billy LeMieux’s crew. As the race restarted Dart checked out, going unchallenged the remainder of the contest to win his 2nd feature of the year. By placing second Tebon earned enough points to clinch his second Modified championship a week early. LeMieux, Scott Ratajczak and Gretz completed the top five.

“Sugar Daddy” Shawn Havel kept his title hopes alive with his 4th IMCA Stock Car feature win of the season. Rookie David Reinhardt paced the field early on working to a huge lead. With everyone working the low line Havel went to the cushion racing to second and he began reeling in the leader. On lap 7 Havel took the lead and never looked back scoring the win and a clean sweep. For the second week in a row Jamie Suchocki took second, Scott Reinhardt was third, point leader Dave Bouche was fourth and John Anschutz was fifth. Bouche leads Havel by 12 points heading into championship night.

Andy Ratajczak lead all 15 laps to earn his 2nd feature win of the season in the IMCA Sport Mods. Jarred VanLaanen took second, Bernie Reinhardt padded his point lead with third, Rookie of the Year Cody Rass was fourth and Randy LeMieux Jr. was fifth. Reinhardt holds a 3 point edge over LeMieux, VanLaanen is still in the hunt 5 marks back.

In IMCA Hobby Stock action it was Scott Boulanger had another dominating performance taking his 8th feature win of the season. Joe Hegnet, Derek Moede, Eric Micolichek and Bill Hayes completed the top five. Boulanger holds a 3 point lead over Moede.

Billy LeMieux earned his 4th feature win of the season in the Street Stocks. Point leader Keith Kickbusch was second, Jeremy DuBois came home third, Scott Pagels fourth and Marcus Moede ended up fifth. Kickbusch just needs to start the feature to clinch the title.

FEATURE & HEAT RESULTS

15 LAP KELSEY RACING IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE: 1. Todd Dart, Algoma; 2. James Tebon, Algoma; 3. Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Scott Ratajczak; 5. Greg Gretz, Kewaunee

HEAT 1: Tebon; Gretz

15 LAP BULL PEN BAR & GRILL IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE: 1. Shawn Havel, Algoma; 2. Jamie Suchocki, Forestville; 3. Scott Reinhardt, Baileys Harbor; 4. Dave Bouche, Algoma; 5. John Anschutz. Brussels

HEAT 1: Suchocki; D. Bouche
HEAT 2: Havel; Jeremy Anschutz

15 LAP LAVINE’S ICE IMCA SPORT MOD FEATURE: 1. Andy Ratajczak, Frog Station; 2. Jarred VanLaanen, Green Bay; 3. Bernie Reinhardt, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Cody Rass, Sturgeon Bay; 5. Randy LeMieux Jr., Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: Ryan LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; Rass
HEAT 2: Josh Massart, Forestville; VanLaanen

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. Bill Hayes, Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: Boulanger; Kim Denil, Sturgeon Bay
HEAT 2: CJ Weckler, Sturgeon Bay; Hayes

15 LAP SHOWCASE KITCHENS STREET STOCK FEATURE: 1. Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; 2. Keith Kickbusch, Kewaunee; 3. Jeremy DuBois, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Scott Pagels, The Badlands; 5. Marcus Moede, Algoma

HEAT 1: Kevin Luedtke, Sturgeon Bay; Mike Sargent, Sturgeon Bay
HEAT 2: LeMieux; DuBois

7 LAP BARTENDERS RACE: Luke Ebel, Sturgeon Bay
7 LAP POWDER PUFF RACE 1: Megan Anschutz, Brussels
7 LAP POWDER PUFF RACE 2: Danelle Ferron, Luxemburg

DAVE BOUCHE MAKES LATE RACE PASS TO STEAL WIN FROM JAMIE SUCHOCKI

Photos by Dan Lewis Photography – www.danlewisphoto.net

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) August 17, 2013 Results- IMCA Stock Car point leader Dave “The Bulldozer” Bouche took the lead away from Jamie Suchocki with just 2 laps remaining to score his 3rd feature win of the season at Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were James Tebon (IMCA Modified), Jarred VanLaanen (IMCA Sport Mod), Scott Boulanger (IMCA Hobby Stock) and Billy LeMieux (Street Stock)

The Powder-Puff race will makes its annual visit to the Hill on Saturday August 24. The rescheduled Bartenders race will also take place at the end of the night. Action will be brought to you by Palmer Johnson Yachts.

Tony Bouche looked like the man the beat early on in the IMCA Stock Car feature until Jamie Suchocki raced by using the high side on lap 8. Suchocki paced the field opening up a sizable advantage over Tony. Defending champ Dave Bouche quickly raced to the top five and slipped by his Uncle Tony for the runner up position. Dave then began to chop away at Suchocki’s advantage. Suchocki kept working the high side with Dave down low. With 3 laps remaining Dave snuck to the inside of the leader, taking the top spot as the white flag flew. Suchocki fought back on the final lap pulling ahead down the backstretch. The duo raced door to door out of turn 4 with checker waving, Dave was able to beat Suchocki to the finish line by only a fender. Shawn Havel was third, Tony Bouche fourth and Scott Reinhardt completed the top five. For the Bulldozer it was his second win in a row.

Jarred VanLaanen earned a his 3rd feature win of the season in the IMCA Sport Mods.

Three different drivers led the first 3 laps of the Sport Mod main with Rookie Cody Rass pacing the field through a series of cautions. This kept the field on his rear spoiler allowing Jarred VanLaanen to muscle his way by Rass on a lap 7 restart. Title contender Randy LeMieux Jr. had a good night go bad while running third as his racer lost power sending him coasting into the pits. VanLaanen went unchallenged the rest of the way picking up the win. Bernie Reinhardt capitalized on LeMieux‘s mechanical issues by placing second, Rass, Jeff Lautenbach and Jacob Zellner rounded out the top five.

Scott Boulanger raced around Travis Lumaye for the lead midway through the IMCA Hobby Stock feature and never looked back picking up his 7th victory of the season. It was also a clean sweep for Boulanger who sits tied for the point lead. Dave Schmidt was second, co-point leader Derek Moede placed third and Joe Hegnet was fourth.

Billy LeMieux earned a division high 4th feature win of the season in the Street Stocks. Point leader Keith Kickbusch was second, Kevin Leudtke came home third and Scott Pagels rounded out the top four.

In IMCA Modified action defending champion James Lee Tebon led every lap en rout to his 2nd feature win in a row. Rookie Greg Gretz was third and fellow Rookie Scott Ratajczak brought home third subbing for the injured Dan Ratajczak.

FEATURE & HEAT RESULTS

18 LAP BULL PEN BAR & GRILL IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE: 1. Dave Bouche, Algoma; 2. Jamie Suchocki, Forestville; 3. Shawn Havel, Algoma; 4. Tony Bouche, Algoma; 5. Scott Reinhardt, Baileys Harbor

HEAT 1:Reinhardt; Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay
HEAT 2: T. Bouche; Jeremy Anschutz, Brussels

18 LAP LAVINE’S ICE IMCA SPORT MOD FEATURE: 1. Jarred VanLaanen, Green Bay; 2. Bernie Reinhardt, Sturgeon Bay; 3. Cody Rass, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Jeff Lautenbach, Sturgeon Bay; 5. Jacob Zellner, Luxemburg

HEAT 1: Rick LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; Randy LeMieux Jr., Sturgeon Bay
HEAT 2: Zellner; Reinhardt

15 LAP KELSEY RACING IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE: 1. James Lee Tebon, Algoma; 2. Greg Gretz, Kewaunee; 3. Scott Ratajczak, Frog Station

HEAT 1: Tebon; Gretz

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

HEAT 1: Boulanger; Schmidt
HEAT 2: Moede; Hegnet

15 LAP SHOWCASE KITCHENS STREET STOCK FEATURE: 1. Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; 2. Keith Kickbusch, Kewaunee; 3. Kevin Leudtke, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Scott Pagels, The Badlands; 5. Jeremy DuBois, Algoma

HEAT 1: Dave Schmidt, Casco; Pagels
HEAT 2: LeMieux; Marcus Moede, Algoma

JOSH MASSART WINS IMCA SPORT MOD MAIN IN MEMORY OF HIS GRANDMA

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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)

Kids Big Wheel races will take place Saturday August 17 and will be brought to you Witt Peninsula Ford.

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

DART & HAVEL HUSTLE TO $1000 PAYDAY / MASSART WINS FIRST SPORT MOD MAIN AT THUNDERHILL RACEWAY

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By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) July 27, 2013 Results- Shawn “Sugar Daddy” Havel snatched $1,000 and a feature win away from Troy Muench and Ben Kroll late in the going of the IMCA Stock Car main event at Thunderhill Raceway. The victory earned Havel a special Kim Parsons Memorial Trophy along with the his biggest payday of his career . Other feature winners were Todd Dart (IMCA Modified), Josh Massart (IMCA Sport Mod), Scott Boulanger (IMCA Hobby Stock) and Keith Kickbusch (Street Stock). Quietwoods RV Sales & Service provided a wild Trailer Race of Destruction. Those who attended saw how tough their campers are. Thank you to all the teams who participated.

Next weekend there will be no racing as the Door County Fair is in town. Racing will resume on Saturday August 10. Huge thanks to Steve Parsons for providing special trophies for all feature winners. Parsons is helping promote organ and tissue donation in memory of his daughter.

The stakes were high when the 17 car starting field of IMCA Stock Cars rolled out. All drivers knew at the end of the 25 lap feature a $1,000 payday was waiting for the winner. Ben Kroll wheeled his White Lightening Chassis to lead in the opening laps. Troy Muench was the first to put the pressure on Kroll for the top spot. Muench was then able to work inside Kroll taking the lead on lap 10. Even with the lead Muench was unable to shake Kroll at the midway point of the contest.

With Muench and Kroll arguing for the same real-estate, Shawn Havel raced to third on the high side. As laps clicked away Havel inched closer and closer to the outside of Kroll for second. With a handful of laps remaining Kroll knew it was go time and he began to muscle his way inside of Muench. Every time Kroll tangled with Muench, Havel gained more ground. With 2 laps remaining Havel took the lead but Muench rallied back pulling even with Havel down the backstretch on the final lap. With the checkers coming down it was Havel taking the win and the money by half a car length over Muench. Kroll was third, Dave Bouche and Bret Koehler completed the top five.

“Felix” Todd Dart joined Havel at the pay window scoring a $1,000 victory in the IMCA Modifieds.

The Modified main brought some heavy hitters out for the extra cash that included 2 former IMCA National Champions and several multi-time track champions. As Leddy dropped the green Rookie Greg Gretz raced past Eric Arneson and to the lead. Gretz winner of the last 2 features looked tough early on. Dart quickly slid into the runner up position, reeled in Gretz and took the lead away on lap 9. Laps later Gretz suffered mechanical woes ending his night. Dart ran unopposed the remainder of the contest earning his first feature win of the year. Dart is 4 feature wins shy of the big “50” at Thunderhill. James Tebon, Dan Ratajczak, Jared Siefert and Tyler Hackett rounded out the top five. The 25 lap contest went green to checker.

Josh Massart took the lead away from Martin Kelsey on lap 3 and survived a series of cautions to win his first ever IMCA Sport Mod feature. Kelsey lost a power plant while running fourth ending his night. With a second place finish Randy LeMieux Jr. sits just 1 point behind point leader Bernie Reinhardt who was third, Dennis Miesler and Rookie Jacob Zellner completed the top five.

In IMCA Hobby Stock action Scott Boulanger took the lead away from CJ Weckler on lap 2 and never looked back racing to his 5th feature win of the season. Joe Hegnet scored second, point leader Derek Moede was third, Rookie Dan Van Pay was fourth and second generation racer Cody Junio had his best career finish with fifth.

Street Stock point leader Keith “The Kicker” Kickbusch outlasted Billy LeMieux to win his 3rd feature of the season. LeMieux raced door to door with Kickbusch the entire 15 laps but had to settle for second. Marcus Moede rallied late to nab third.

FEATURE & HEAT RESULTS

25 LAP KELSEY RACING IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE: 1.Todd Dart, Algoma; 2. James Tebon, Algoma; 3 Dan Ratajczak, Frog Station.; 4. Jared Siefert, Luxemburg; 5. Tyler Hackett, Algoma

HEAT 1: Eric Arneson, Oconto Falls; Dart
HEAT 2: Siefert; Ratajczak

25 LAP BULL PEN BAR & GRILL IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE: 1. Shawn Havel, Algoma; 2. Troy Muench, Brussels; 3. Ben Kroll, New Franken; 4. Dave Bouche, Algoma; 5. Bret Koehler

HEAT 1: Muench; Havel
HEAT 2: B. Kroll D. Bouche

18 LAP LAVINE’S ICE IMCA SPORT MOD FEATURE: 1. Josh Massart, Forestville; 2. Randy LeMieux Jr., Sturgeon Bay; 3. Bernie Reinhardt, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Dennis Miesler, Luxemburg; 5. Jacob Zellner, Luxemburg

HEAT 1: LeMieux Jr.; Massart
HEAT 2: Cody Rass, Sturgeon Bay; Martin Kelsey, Sturgeon Bay

15 LAP LACKIE RENTALS IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE: 1. Scott Boulanger, Duvall Speedbarn; 2. Joe Hegnet, Sturgeon Bay; 3. Derek Moede, Casco; 4. Dan Van Pay, Denmark; 5. Cody Junio, Casco

HEAT 1: Hegnet; Moede
HEAT 2: Boulanger; Van Pay

15 LAP SHOWCASE KITCHENS STREET STOCK FEATURE: 1. Keith Kickbusch, Kewaunee; 2. Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; 3. Marcus Moede, Algoma; 4. Scott Pagels, The Badlands; 5. Kevin Luedtke, Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: LeMieux; Kickbusch
HEAT 2: Pagels; Jeremy DuBois, Sturgeon Bay

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

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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.

Next Saturday July 27 will feature the ever popular Trailer Race of Destruction brought to you by Quietwoods RV Sales & Service. Quietwoods is slated to bring four campers to get wrecked in the race. To pre-register please contact Woody by Phone: (920) 743-7052 or email: woodysigns@itol.com

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

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

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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