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Mullen cashes in at 141 Speedway’s Clash at the Creek

June 28th, 2015

FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. – In 2014, Mike Mullen started on the pole for 141 Speedway’s 50 lap, $10,000 to win Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature. There were rumblings that there was no passing and that all he did was stay out in front of the field.

Mullen quieted the naysayers Thursday night and proved why he is one of the top IMCA Modified drivers in the nation. Mullen won the last-chance qualifier, started 14th on the main event field and picked up his second straight Clash at the Creek win.

The new Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier raced his way into the lead with six laps left and took the rich checkers ahead of Shawn Kilgore, Russ Reinwald, Jeff Taylor and Johnny Whitman.

Seventy-four Modifieds vied at the Clash and nine states were represented in the main event. The front 10 cars in the main event grid qualified on Wednesday.

Whitman grabbed the lead early on from the pole and put distance on the rest of the field. Kilgore worked from the sixth starting spot to the runner-up position before the first caution flag flew on lap eight.

On the restart, Kilgore powered up on top of the circle and made his bid for the lead. Kilgore and Whitman had a power struggle up top as they exchanged the lead numerous times over the first half of the race.

With the lead duo battling hard, Reinwald came into the picture to make it a three-car race. He caught the leaders and made the race a three-wide battle on lap 28. Kilgore grabbed the lead for himself as they made their way into lapped traffic.

A final caution on lap 37 bunched the field up for a final run to the checkered flag. Mullen and 12th starting Jeff Taylor made the race up front a five-car battle when the race resumed. Mullen picked his way around both Reinwald and Whitman, then set his sights on Kilgore and had all the open air he needed down low.

With Kilgore working the top, Mullen ran the shortest way around the track. Mullen shot into the lead with six laps remaining and never looked back in capturing his second straight Clash at the Creek win.

Brandon Czarapata was the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner and, for a second straight night, Kelsy Hayes prevailed in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature.

IMCA Modified winner at 141’s Clash at The Creek earns $10,000

June 21st, 2015

FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. – 141 Speedway rolls out the red carpet for one of the top paying Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified events of the season on Wednesday and Thursday, June 24 and 25, sending the winner home with a check for $10,000.

The Clash at the Creek is a qualifying race for the 2015 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Qualifying begins on Wednesday and every driver taking the green in the main event earns a minimum of $750.

IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet North­ern SportMods race for $500 to win in features Wednes­day and Thursday. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Rac­ing National, regional and Allstar Performance State points, but no local track points, will be awarded for all three divisions.

Entry fee for Modifieds is $250 before, or $300 on race day.

Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m. both days. There will be no hot laps.

Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and free for kids 12 and under accompa­nying a paid adult. Pit passes each day are $30.

Pre-tech on Tuesday, June 23 starts at noon and an open practice session runs from 6-9 p.m. Pit passes are $15 and admission to the grandstand is free.

Limited free camping, with shower facilities, is also available at the speedway on a first come, first served ba­sis. Overnight accommodations are available by calling the Quality Inn at 920 683-0220, Fox Hills Resort at 800 950-7615 or the Devil’s River Campground at 920 863-2812.

More information about the Clash at the Creek is posted on the www.141speedway.com website and on Face­book.

Battle at the Barn VII Pre-Entries Reach an All Time High

January 16th, 2015

Des Moines, IA – With the biggest indoor Coke syrup in the Midwest just a little over week away, the early entries have reached an all time high. This winter time tradition is once again set for January 23rd and 24th at the Jacobson Building located on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. With 29 different classes set to be in competition, there is always something to bring a smile to race fans in the cold of the Iowa winters. Over the past few years, the Outlaw Lawn Mowers have continued to grow and become a fan favorite. Along with the Lawn Mowers, fan will be thrilled with go-karts, Four Wheelers, Outlaw Three Wheelers, Outlaw Cage Carts, and Motorcycles. The 2014 version of this event saw a record 356 entries from 11 different states in competition. For race fans not able to attend, they can tune in to Speed Shift TV for live flag to flag coverage on each day. The great folks at Jim’s Johns will once again be putting up extra cash Saturday for the “Jim’s Johns Challenge” The front row starters in the Stock Medium, KT100, and Quad A all have the option to fall to the tail and pick up an additional $500 with a win. Following are some quick Barn facts for 2015:

-Friday doors open at 10:00 a.m. with practice from 3:00 – 6:00
-Friday ALL CLASSES RUN ROUND NUMBER ONE HEAT RACES at 6:30
-Friday “Special Features” for the top 12 from heats in 370 Clones, KT100, Stock Medium, Pro Bikes, and Quad A. $200 to win each Feature event.
-Saturday doors open at 9:00 a.m. with practice from 11:00 – 1:00
-Saturday round two of heats go green at 1:30 followed by “B” Features
-Saturday Features for all classes set to roll at 5:30
-Complete details can be found at www.battleatthebarn.com

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Balog Edges Reinke for Victory Number 11 in Foggy 141 Speedway Go

September 4th, 2014

Francis Creek, WI – A fog hanging in there air, above the raceway reflected off the track lighting gave a surreal effect as backdrop.. one could say it was almost a scene from a nightmare, with eerie shadows cast in the mists. After consulting the drivers on the effects of the fog they opted to continue the show for the fans and they delivered an exciting main event. Perhaps it was fitting then that Bill Balog, whose moniker “The Northpole Nightmare”, wound up sitting in victory lane after a hard fought battle with Mike Reinke for the win. For Balog the victory was a matter of speed, skill and “luck”. Reinke has demonstrated the past several weeks his #02 machine has the speed to win some more races this season. Since his win at the Roger Iles Memorial race at Wilmot, Reinke has set fast time the past three events, each time establishing a new track record in the process. Tonight he blistered the 141 Speedway oval with a lap of 10.668 seconds lowering the former mark set two years ago by Mike Kertscher, which had stood at 10.750 seconds. This evening Reinke tracked down Balog in the closing stages of the 30 lap main event. Balog running a dozen car lengths ahead of Reinke had tagged the wall coming off turn four on lap 23. In a matter of two laps Reinke erased Balog’s advantage, and was working to Balog’s inside when a late race caution negated the pass. Under the yellow Balog was able to access the damage to his ride, and finding none, he bolted back into the lead keeping Reinke at bay the final five circuits to score the win. Reinke was only three car lengths behind at the finish. The runner-up performance was Reinke’s fourth straight top four effort. Last year’s winner Jeremy Schultz crossed the finish line in third. Balog acknowledged his enjoyment of the 141 Speedway track where he has seen a great deal of success over the years.

Balog has won seven of the ten events at the quarter-mile bullring since the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprints first appeared at the track during the 2010 season Dave “Hagar” Nelson of Hagar’s Half Cookie’s also provided extra incentive, giving Balog an extra $400 for his efforts. A wild card drawn earlier awarded the other portion of the bonus to Bryon Walters. The prize was awarded in memory of Dick Symones a former board member of the IRA sprints. “It feels great, I just love this place”, exclaimed Balog after climbing from the cockpit in victory lane. Balog also indicated tagging the wall almost had cost him the race “We’ll probably have to put a new right rear whe el on it. I kind of lost track where I was behind a lapped car there and smacked thewall a little bit”, he said. The show hindered by fog did not deter the loyal fans attending the event. “It was an awesome night I want to thank everyone for coming out”, Balog concluded. Reinke was pleased with his performance especially the handling of his ride. “We had the car real nice, it was rolling really good”, said Reinke also referenced Balog’s rare miscue. “He smacked the wall there, if the caution had not come out it would have been closer”. Still Reinke knew that a restart with only five laps would prove to be a challenge in overtaking Balog. “On the restart if you give Bill Balog an open track he’s going to be hard to pass. We did what we could, and just came up short again. The crew gave me a car to win we just didn’t accomplish it”, Reinke stated on his runner-up performance. The 22 car starting grid rolled trackside for the A-main warm-up laps in a light fog which had descended on the speedway. The field was stopped to poll the drivers on the safety of racing in the conditions. With the fog beginning to lift, and with the approval of the drivers who wanted to put on a show for the fans the event resumed.

Rookie of the Year contender Bill Rose of Plainfield, Indiana set the pace for the opening green flag of the 30 lap contest. Schultz, last season’s event winner sat to his outside as the green flag fell, with Balog, and Jordan Goldesberry making up the second row. Rose made the bottom work at the drop of the green flag to bolt into the lead, with Balog following in his tire tracks, while Schultz slipped back on the outside. After leading the first lap Rose was unable to repel the charge of Balog, who sliced to his inside on the second circuit. Balog poured on the speed taking the lead. Reinke meanwhile was also on the move coming away with the third spot after a brief duel with Schultz. Matt Vandervere came to a halt in turn four on lap seven, forcing the first caution of the contest. The lead trio of Balog, Rose and Reinke again showcased the high line at the drop of the green flag as racing resumed. The leaders quickly found themselves working lapped traffic by the halfway point of the contest, with Balog moving out to a dozen car length advantage. Second place became the focus of attention as Reinke pressured Rose for the position. Reinke managed to claim the spot before the only red flag of the event, which occurred when Scott Biertzer, and Kyle Marten collided in turn two on lap 18. Both cars nearly got upside down in the tangle. Both racers were okay but their machines were too damaged to continue. Balog, with a cushion of several lapped cars between himself, and second running Reinke blasted back into the lead as action resumed. Rose meanwhile lost the third position to an impressive restart by Schultz.

Out front Reinke quickly disposed of lapped machines and set out after Balog. On lap 23, Balog clipped the turn four wall as he attempted to negotiate past a lapped car. Breaking his momentum Balog soon found Reinke closing the gap. The pair crossed the line on lap 24 with only a car length between them. On the next circuit Reinke dove to the bottom of the track and drew alongside Balog but as that occurred Brandon Thone came to a halt in turn two creating the final slowdown. The five lap dash to the checkered saw open track among the leaders as lapped machines fall to the tail of the field for the final five laps of an IRA event. Reinke was able to hang with Balog on the restart and the pair quickly pulled away from third running Schultz. Over the final laps Reinke remained close but Balog’s speed was enough to carry the six-time series champion to his 11th victory of the season. Reinke netted second place followed by Schultz taking the final podium spot. Rose held on to fourth. Scotty Neitzel made his way into the final top five spot during the last half of the contest. Goldesberry netted a sixth place performance followed by Russel Borland and Steve Meyer. Scotty Thiel, coming off a pair of second place runs the past two shows, had to settle for ninth tonight. He overcame a fair number of obstacles to do so. He expired a motor in his 410 powered machine forcing him to a backup car after the heat race. He then had to start at the tail of the B-main, but he blazed to the third spot to transfer to the A-main event.

In the A-main he was able to advance to ninth from a 20th place starting spot. Raymond Hensley making another late season IRA start was rewarded with a tenth place run. 15 of the 22 cars were still trackside at the finish. Earlier in the night 15 cars ran the B-main to set the balance of the field. Ben Schmidt handedly won the contest followed by Scotty Neitzel, Scott Thiel, Jason Johnson, Brandon Thone, Ken Jay Fielder in the top six spots. Four heat races were held with wins going to Borland, Balog, Dennis Spitz and Biertzer. 33 cars were on hand to qualify this evening with 31 actually taking a time on the clock. Reinke’s 10.668 second effort was good for the fastest lap, and established the new track record. Balog was second quick with a time of 10.715 seconds. Goldesberry was third quick turning in a lap of 10.929. Bill Rose, and Scotty Neitzel also eclipsed the 11 second mark. The 2014 racing season continues with a double-header weekend in the extreme northwestern part of the state. First up is a trip to the Amsoil Speedway in Superior on Friday night, September 5th.

The Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprints are the featured class for the opening night of the tracks Northern Nationals weekend. That race was won by Neitzel last year. Then it’s a two-hour trip back south to Cedar Lake Speedway for the running of the prestigious 14th annual Jerry Richert Memorial event on Saturday night September 6th. The program showcase the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw 410 winged sprints along with the UMSS 360 winged sprints and the Northern Vintage Stockcar Racers. The Richert Memorial is always one of the premier sprint car racing events held each season and should see a strong field of cars in both divisions. IRA proudly moves continues it’s 2014 season backed by its long time supporting series partners led by title sponsor Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts & Service Centers, and associate series partners Osborn & Son Trucking, TW Metals, Hoosier Tire, Cedar Creek Motorsports, Cummins Onan, and Carriage Auto Body.

The Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints are a featured member of Racetext.net a website dedicated to bringing fans the best possible coverage of local short track racing.For more information on the IRA Outlaw Sprints check out the tour website at www.irasprints.com or by logging onto the series Facebook page at www.facebook.com/irasprints the series is also on twitter at #IRA_sprints.

Scotty Thiel Collects First Career IRA Podium Finish

May 29th, 2014

Francis Creek, WI. – Not the largest track on the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint tour, but surely one of the most exciting, 141 Speedway, played host to the 900 horsepower winged outlaw sprints on Sunday evening. The well groomed racing surface lead to intense battles at the front of the pack that thrilled the large crowd on hand and when the contest was complete it was six-time and defending champion, Bill Balog, standing victorious in victory lane for the second consecutive night.

To collect top honors Balog had to fend off ferocious challenges from the hard charging Mike Reinke. Balog spent the early portions of the contest working his way into the third spot and with a daring move on lap 18 he split both Wayne Modjeski and Scotty Neitzel who were locked in battled for the lead. As a result of the move Balog was able to steal the top spot, vaulting from third to first in one swift stroke.

Reinke rim rode into the second spot several laps later putting on a thrilling display of speed while trying to catch Balog, but ultimately he would have to settle for second. Rookie of the Year contender, Scotty Thiel, showed poise and patience as he methodically picked off positions in a late race charge to score his first career podium finish with the series.

With excellent weather conditions the stands at 141 Speedway were full as the field of 22 starters rolled trackside for the 30 lap A-main event.

A flurry early race cautions flew for the stalled car of Brandon Thone and a quick spin by Russell Borland during the first two circuits. The next try resulted in Lance Fassbender spinning off the racing circuit onto the pit lane exit. All three drivers were able to rejoin the contest.

The first green flag stretch occurred after the next restart with Scotty Neitzel assuming the lead of the contest while Wayne Modjeski, Reinke and Balog gave chase.

Neitzel and Reinke opted to use the high line around the track while Modjeski held fast to the low groove. The group tossed the positions back and forth with Neitzel leading at the line at the conclusion of each lap.

On lap 10 Modjeski got a good run off the bottom and nosed ahead for the lead. Pacing his first A-main laps of the season. The front runners were catching lapped traffic when Scott Biertzer spun toward the infield coming off turn two drawing caution number four.

Modjeski fought off the challenges of both Neitzel and Balog still clinging to the bottom of the track while Neitzel found his speed running high in the turns inches from the wall. On lap 16 Neitzel edged out Modjeski for the top spot but before the lap was complete Balog placed his car on the center of the track and darted between the pair powering ahead down the backstretch.

Modjeski rallied to move back into the second spot dropping Neitzel into the third position. Once out front Balog began to stretch out his lead and he began to weave through lapped traffic with ten laps to go in the contest.

Reinke began to stand on the gas surging forward passing both Neitzel and Modjeski in quick order reaching second with six laps to go in the contest.

Over the final laps Reinke waited for a miscue by Balog to close in the lapped traffic but Balog drove a flawless race to the finish to earn the victory backing up his win last night at Wilmot Raceway. Reinke has now reached the podium in all but one of his appearances this season and has back to back second place runs.

Thiel, who reached the finish line in third, had perhaps the fastest car on the track over the final circuits vaulting from fifth to third during the final five orbits of the banked quarter-mile oval.

Modjeski narrowly missed a podium run with his fourth place effort, his strongest run of the 2014 season. Neitzel had to settle for fifth after leading the early positions of the event.

Fifth through tenth would literally finish in a pack. Mock, a two-time winner on the season so far, was awarded sixth just ahead of 2013 rookie of the year contender, Ben Schmidt. Eighth would go to Jordan Goldesberry while the most recent winner at 141 Speedway, Jeremy Schultz, finish in ninth. Steve Meyer completed the top ten finishers.

In earlier action Bill Rose and Dave Uttech did battle for the victory in the B-main, never separated by more than a car length. In the end Rose would claim the win by a slim margin while Uttech crossed the line second. Meyer, Ken Jay Fiedler, Biertzer, Blake Nimee and Bill Wirth made up the transfer cars.

Heat race victories were claimed by Thiel, Modjeski and Schultz.

Balog posted the quickest qualifying time of the 26 cars on hand turning in a lap of 11.080 seconds just edging Reinke for the honor. Reinke’s lap was clicked off at 11.091 seconds. Mock was third quick on the clock with a lap of 11.169 seconds.

Next weekend the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints will again present a double-header weekend of action. The first stop is a trip to the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in northern Wisconsin as the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints play their role in the Triple Crown event held on Saturday night May 31st.

The following evening the series packs up and heads south for the “Return of the Roar” event at Angell Park Speedway, as sprint cars will be taking to the third-mile clay oval for the first time in 29 years! Fans simply have to be there for this historical show on Sunday, June 1st.

The 2014 Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series season will consist of 30 shows to be held at 15 different area tracks.

IRA proudly moves into 2014 backed by its long time supporting series partners led by title sponsor Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts & Service Centers, and associate series partners Osborn & Son Trucking, TW Metals, Hoosier Tire, Cedar Creek Motorsports, Cummins Onan, and Carriage Auto Body.

The Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints are a featured member of Racetext.net a website dedicated to bringing fans the best possible coverage of local short track racing.

For more information on the IRA Outlaw Sprints check out the tour website at www.irasprints.com or by logging onto the series Facebook page at www.facebook.com/irasprints the series is also on twitter at #IRA_sprints.

141 Speedway adds IMCA Modifieds, Stock Cars

February 5th, 2013

MARIBEL, Wis. – Two IMCA-sanctioned divisions return this season to 141 Speedway at Maribel.

Both IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars join Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods on Saturday night cards. Opening night will be in April with the 2013 schedule to be announced.

141 had sanctioned all three divisions on Wednesday nights in 2010; the Northern SportMod sanction was resumed on Saturdays last season.

“A majority of the drivers who race here weekly already hold IMCA licenses and we have been following the IMCA rules package since sanctioning in 2010,” promoter Bruce Conard said. “Essentially, there are little to no changes to an already well-established program. The decision to sanction will benefit 141 and IMCA but most importantly our drivers.”

“Bruce and Renee Conard have an outstanding facility and we are proud to be running three sanctioned divisions there during the 2013 season,’” IMCA Director of Track Relations Jim Stannard said.

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded in all three classes.

Modified points earned at 141 apply in IMCA’s Belleville Motorsports North Central Region. Stock Cars are part of the Arnold Motor Supply Northern Region.

Balog Sets His Sights On Records – Notches 15th Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Win of 2012!

September 6th, 2012

Francis Creek, WI – When the 2012 racing season concludes for the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series the name Bill Balog will be heading up many of the statistical lists. One list that’s already been topped is the win column for the 2012 season where Balog has now racked up an impressive 15 victories in A-main contests by topping Sunday Nights main event at the third-mile 141 Speedway bullring located in Francis Creek, Wisconsin. His career win total has in IRA action has reached 42, second only to sprint car legend Joe Roe who had amassed 61 wins. While Roe’s all-time win total will withstand Balog’s assault on the record books this season, Roe’s record setting streak of four consecutive IRA titles is in jeopardy as Balog is closing in onhis fifth consecutive series title.

A solid late season showing of 30 Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints turned out for competition at the 141 Speedway for what turned out to be an action packed program.

The 22 car starting grid would present themselves for the green flag complete with pyrotechnic displays during the 4-wide salute.

Once the green flag was dropped the fireworks were provided by the drivers slinging their 900 horsepower machines around the oval turning sub 12 second laps. 2011 Wilmot Raceway champion Tommy Sexton who earlier in the night dominated his
heat race shot off his pole starting berth to set the pace early in the contest.

Steve Meyer had started to his outside came under immediate pressure from Mike Reinke and Scott Neitzel at they attempted to wrestle away the runner-up position. Balog would follow the group in the fifth spot during the opening laps. Meyer had attempted to use the high line around the 141 Speedway oval, but the groove didn’t agree with his machine and he soon dropped several positions allowing Neitzel to scramble into the second spot.

Sexton would hold precariously to the lead rim riding the raceway while Neitzel worked the bottom of the track, on several occasions Neitzel managed to draw even with Sexton. As lapped traffic began to come into play Sexton shot back ahead but the runner-up spot became hotly contested with Balog joining the battle with Reinke and Neitzel for the second position.

Reinke would briefly take over the second spot after powering around the outside on Neitzel on lap six but Balog would take over the position on lap nine.

Sexton still opting for the high side opened up the bottom of the raceway giving Balog a shot at taking the lead. Heading into turn one on lap ten Balog shot to the inside of Sexton. Drawing even down the backstretch Balog gained the advantage heading into turn three. Balog would officially take over the top spot on lap eleven with the field having to chase this #17b machine the remaining distance.

The battle for second would prove to be the focus of attention. The battle between Reinke and Neitzel would be epic as the pair swapped positions back and forth while reeling in Sexton who found himself under heavy pressure for the second spot. Reinke was just about to overtake Sexton for the position when the lone caution of the contest appeared when Meyer did a 360 degree spin on lap 21.

The field would close up on Balog’s rear nerf bar but three lapped machines separated him from Sexton in second.

As the green flag waved Balog was quick to extend his lead over Sexton while Neitzel began to show his speed. With three laps to go in the contest Neitzel would sail past Sexton for the second spot but in the distance to the checkered he was only able to take off a small margin of Balog’s lead.

Balog would reach the line eight car lengths ahead of Neitzel. Reinke caught Sexton for the third spot with
a pair of laps left to go in the contest. Mike Kertscher who was victorious in the series last appearance at 141 Speedway during Memorial Day weekend also managed to work by a fading Sexton to reach fourth. Sexton managed to hold onto the final top five position.

The state of Illinois would represent the next two position with Jim Moughan and Jordan Goldsberry claiming sixth and seventh respectively. Leading series rookie Robbie Pribnow capped off a very successful weekend taking eighth after earning his first career podium finish two days earlier at Plymouth Dirt Track. Kurt Davis making a rare IRA appearance
advanced the most positions in the main event charging for a 20th place starting spot to reach ninth. A four car tangle
among lead lap cars occurred in the final turn with that involved the machines of Bill Warren, Kris Spitz, Bill Wirth and Scott Young. Warren was officially credited with tenth position. 21 cars were on the racing surface when the checkered flag fell.

In earlier action the B-main proved to be the downfall of Todd King. Luck was simply not in King’s corner this weekend. After leading much of the main event two days earlier at Plymouth where he would spin while running second. He seemed to rebound tonight turning in the fastest qualifying lap with an 11.257 second trip around the raceway. In the heat race however he was unable to reach the transfer position thereby having to run the B-main. Things seemed to be back on track with King leading the event when suddenly he slipped from the racing groove before tagging the turn one wall and beginning a series of flips which took down the safety fencing and several retaining posts. He was unhurt in the accident which severely damaged his machine and resulted in a red flag for 20 minutes to repair the fencing.

Goldsberry who inherited the top spot would pace the remaining distance followed by Warren, Scott Uttech, Ken Jay Fiedler and Davis who completed the top five.

Heat race victories would go to Sexton, Phillip Mock and Reinke.

The series wraps up its final double-header weekend of the year this coming week in northern Wisconsin. On Friday Night September 7th the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprints will make an appearance at Amsoil Speedway in Superior, Wisconsin and on the following evening the weekend wraps up with a stop at Cedar Lake Speedway for the Reichert Memorial on Saturday September 8th.

For more information on the IRA Outlaw Sprints check out the tour website at www.irasprints.com The Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints can also be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/irasprints and the series is also on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ira_sprints

The IRA Outlaw Sprint Series is proudly supported by Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts & Service Centers, Osborn & Son Trucking, Goodyear, TW Metals, Cummins Onan, DNA Energy Drink& Snacks, MPT Industries,

UltraLube, Big Game Treestands, Carriage Auto Body, Otis Gun, Mother’s Polishes and Waxes and Polaris DEFENSE. The office of the IRA Sprints can be reached at 815-759-9269 or by e-mail at steve@irasprints.com

Kertscher Sets Track Record, Takes Feature Win in Wild IRA Sprint Finish at 141

May 30th, 2012

Francis Creek, WI – After finishing second in Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car action the last three events, Mike Kertscher finally found his way to the winners circle. On Sunday evening at 141 Speedway, Kertscher broke his string of runner-up finishes by holding off Scott Neitzel in a three lap dash to the checkered flag. The 30 lap A-main on the third-mile clay oval wasn’t without some wild moments.

A restart with three laps to go in the contest would see Kertscher square off with four-time and defending IRA champion Bill Balog. As the green flag flew after the final caution race leader Balog would be challenged by Kertscher as the pair exited turn two. Balog found himself pinched between
the wall and Kertscher as the pair made contact. Balog’s machine began to tumble down the backstretch, while Kertscher was able to stay on his wheels and keep going. Third place running Scott Biertzer who was having his best run of the season also became entangled in the incident rolling his machine onto its side, while trying to avoid Balog’s crippled ride.

When the dust settled and the race resumed Kertscher was able to hold onto the lead the final three laps to earn his first victory of the 2012 season and completing a sweep of the nights acting action. Neitzel would finished runner-up three car lengths behind for his best performance of 2012.

Earlier in the evening Kertscher established a new track record becoming the first driver to turn a lap of under 11 seconds in qualifying at the tight third-mile clay oval. Kertscher turned in a blistering laps of 10.750 seconds erasing the old mark of 11.001 seconds which was set by Neitzel in May of 2010.

The evening began with a season high 33 Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Cars checking into the pit area.
The number barely edged out the 32 machines which appeared at Wilmot Raceway a couple weeks ago.

Four heat races would be held with victories going to Kertscher, Phillip Mock, Tommy Sexton and Bill Warren.

The B-main event would see 16 drivers competing for the six remaining transfer spots. Bill Wirth
would score the victory fending off the challenges of Jeremy Schultz in the closing laps for the win. Scott Thiel, Scott Young, Brandon Thone and Russel Borland earned the transfer spots finishing third through sixth respectively.

The 30 lap main event rolled trackside with all scheduled 22 starters ready to take the green flag. Biertzer would find himself sitting on the pole of the contest with Neitzel to his outside. Balog and Kertscher made up row two. The field roared to life taking the green flag but before the first lap was
complete Bill Warren rolled his machine down the front stretch ending his evening.

The race resumed again this time completing four laps before Scott Thiel began to climb the wall in turn one before doing a series of flips through turn two. Thiel climbed from his machine unhurt, but he too was done for the evening.

Racing began in earnest with the next restart with Balog showing the way and Biertzer in tow, followed by Kertscher, Neitzel and Brian Kristan in the top five.

Kertscher was able to pull off a perfect slide job on Biertzer to claim second as lap five began and he now set out after Balog who has opened up a small lead.

By lap ten Balog and Kertscher began to work lapped traffic with the pair weaving between the back markers. Balog had extended his lead to a dozen car lengths before Kertscher began to reel in the leader. By the halfway point Kertscher had closed in on Balog’s rear nerf bar. He then swung to the outside down the front stretch as the duo worked through lapped machines and briefly nosed ahead.

Balog was quick to rally however, shooting back to the lead and re-establishing the gap on second running Kertscher. The laps quickly passed and with five circuits remaining Balog was comfortably out front while Kertscher found himself having to fend off the challenges of Biertzer to hold onto the second
spot.

The outcome of the race would take a drastic turn with three laps to go as a caution flag flew for a spin by Russel Borland who looped his ride in turn four. This bunched the field and put the leaders back within sight of one another as the lap machines were filtered to the tail of the field.

It appeared to be another classic showdown for the win between front-running Balog and Kertscher, but the duel went awry as the pair ran out of space making contact in turn two right after the return of the green flag. Balog who had his ride damaged the night before at Wilmot suddenly found himself upside down in his borrowed machine, ending his bid for this fourth victory of the season and scoring his
second straight DNF.

Biertzer also saw his fine run upended when he tipped onto his side while trying to avoid Balog’s machine. Behind this fray, Kristan who was next to inherit the second spot, would roll to a stop and he was unable to finish the final three laps. As a result Neitzel suddenly found himself in
second for the restart.

The race resumed and the final three laps pulled off without incident with Kertscher making his way to checkered flag for the win. Neitzel was able to hold off a hard charging Mike Reinke to claim second. Reinke who had started in the 10th spot would be credited with third. Tommy Sexton who was victorious the night before at Wilmot Raceway earned a fourth place finish this evening. Jeremy Schultz finished
fifth the highest of any car transferring from the B-main. Phillip Mock, Todd King, Scott Young, Robbie
Pribnow and Darrell Dodd completed the top ten finishers.

Next week the IRA Sprints will contest it’s only triple-header weekend of the 2012 season. On Friday
Night, June 1st the series travels to Jackson Speedway in Jacks n, MN for the Big Game Treestands Sprint Shootout. The following night, Saturday June 2nd, the series comes back to Wisconsin for an event at Cedar Lake Speedway for the inaugural Triple Crown event featuring a $3,000 to win IRA 410 Outlaw Sprint Car feature. Also on hand will be NASCAR Late Models and NASCAR Modifieds. The triple header weekend wraps up with a stop at Eagle Valley Speedway in Jim Falls, WI on Sunday evening June 3rd.

For more information on the IRA Outlaw Sprints check out the tour website at www.irasprints.com

The IRA Outlaw Sprint Series is proudly supported by Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts & Service Centers, Osborn & Son Trucking, Goodyear, TW Metals, Cummins Onan, DNA Energy Drink& Snacks, MPT Industries,
UltraLube, Big Game Treestands, Carriage Auto Body, Otis Gun, Mother’s Polishes and Waxes and Polaris DEFENSE. The office of the IRA Sprints can be reached at 815-759-9269 or by e-mail at steve@irasprints.com

IMCA To Sanction SportMods at 141 Speedway in 2012

January 23rd, 2012

(Francis Creek, WI) – 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, Wisconsin will run their sportmods under the IMCA sanction for their weekly, Saturday night program in 2012.

Track promoter Bruce Conard announced today at the Lakeshore Motorsports Show & Sale in Manitowoc that they had decided to accept the sanctioning body’s request to rejoin the state’s newest, high-banked, third-mile, clay oval in sanctioning weekly racing action for the sportmods.

The track last sanctioned the sportmod division in 2010. De Pere’s Johnny Whitman was the division’s champion that season. IMCA, which was organized in 1915, continues to be the oldest active automobile racing sanctioning body in the United States. You can learn more about them at imca.com.

For more information please check 141speedway.com. You can also follow 141 Speedway on both Facebook and Twitter. 141 Speedway is located 15 minutes south of Green Bay on County “R” in Francis Creek. For more information call (920) 905 1112.

Consistency the Key to 141 Speedway’s 2012 Racing Season

December 31st, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI) – If there’s one key theme to 141 Speedway’s last two seasons of racing at the Francis Creek oval, it’s undoubtedly been “change.”

In 2010, the historic 1/4 mile paved oval, a Lakeshore tradition for one-half century, was taken out and replaced with a high-banked, third-mile clay oval.

In 2011, the track switched it’s weekly program from Wedesday nights to Saturday nights. More change.

Track owners Bruce and Renee Conard admit they’ll sleep a little easier in 2012. For the first time in more than two years, they’ll kick off the racing season with virtually no major changes at all. “It’s sort of a breath of fresh air,” said Bruce Conard. “A lot of this stuff we had to worry about in the past we really don’t have to this year. We had a solid 2011 and are looking at building upon it even more in 2012.”

141 saw it’s average, weekly car count increase as the summer months wore on, a trend much different than most weekly dirt tracks in Wisconsin. “Our Modified and Brian Peterson Builders Grand National classes were pretty steady, but we saw a pretty good jump in the Stock Car and Street Stock classes, especially in late July and early August,” said Bruce Conard. “I’m not sure what it was. We take a lot of pride in the whole program, everything from track prep to the concession area up
top to shooting the t shirts out to the fans at intermission. We pay attention to the details and we’d like to think it’s
paid off for us.”

On tap again for the 2012 season will be the Modifieds, Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals, Stock Cars, Street Stocks, Sportmods and 4 Bangers. While the upcoming season’s schedule is not finished just yet, Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints will invade 141 Sunday May 27 and Sunday, September 2. A third IRA date is a distinct possibility, along with a Wisconsin Dirt Late Model Association (WDLMA) late model special as well.

The new Badger Mod Tour will roll into town on Wednesday night June 27 for “Clash @ The Creek IV”. Last year Seymour’s Brian Mullen topped the 36 car field. The Badger Mod Tour series champion will be crowned on championship night, October 12.

In addition, World of Outlaws sprint car legend Sammy Swindell will be hosting the Open Wheel Driving school July 9.

141 Speedway’s Victory Lane Sports Bar is open during the winter on Friday and Saturday nights at 5 p.m. serving a full menu. A Badger Mod Tour drivers meeting will take place at the bar Thursday night, January 19 at 7 p.m. The track phone is
(920) 863 3377. You can also call 920 905 1112.

The season kicks off Saturday night, April 14 at 6 p.m. An open practice session will take place at the track on Saturday, April 7. You can learn more by checking out 141speedway.com. You can also follow 141 Speedway on both Facebook and Twitter.

Badger Mod Tour Drivers Meeting January 19th at 141 Speedway

December 24th, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI) – The first official drivers meeting for the newly created Badger Mod Tour will be held Thursday night, January 19 at 7 p.m. at the Victory Lane Sports bar located at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek.

The Badger Mod Tour is traveling modified series hosting dates at dirt ovals across the eastern half of Wisconsin in 2012. A series schedule will be unveiled, along with the rules package, payout and points fund as well as other pertinent information.

Driver memberships will be available and series apparel will also be on sale. The Badger Mod Tour will also have a booth at the 3rd annual Lakeshore Motorsports Show and Sale at the Manitowoc County Expo at the Merchants Building Saturday, January 21. They will also have a booth at the Motorsports show at Sunnyview Expo Center in Oshkosh February 11.

The bar will be offering up it’s full supper menu that evening.

For more information on the Badger Mod Tour please call (920) 676 5990 or email jverdegan2@new.rr.com. Victory Lane Sports bar is located 15 minutes south of Green Bay on county “R” in Francis Creek, WI.

Party Starts Early for 141 Speedway Creek Classic October 7 and 8

September 28th, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI) – The motorhomes, pop up campers and team transporters are rolling in as early as Wednesday October 5 as both race teams and fans prepare for the 2011 Creek Classic at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek October 7 and 8.

Although the racing doesn’t start until Friday night, track promoters Bruce and Renee Conard have been flooded with calls from drivers and fans, eager to stake out their pit stalls and camping spots. “We’re open for business for this special on Wednesday night, and we expect a good number of campers to roll in plenty early,” said Bruce Conard. “We’ve got calls drivers coming from as far west as Rice Lake, north in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and from the south in Illinois. We’re looking forward to a big weekend.”

Last season a total of 267 cars took part in the two day show. “With this being our second year as a dirt track, we’re pretty confident we’ll be closer to 300 cars,” said Bruce Conard. “There just seems to be a lot more interest and energy with our Fall special this season. The campers and drivers are coming earlier and earlier it seems.”

Camping for all fans is free and many race teams are snatching up the paved pit stalls. To reserve a paved or gravel pit stall call Renee at (920) 905 5111. A complete list of documents pertaining to this show, including drivers payout, can be found at 141speedway.com. Live entertainment will be provided Friday night with Oil Can Harry and Running Blind performing on Saturday. The bar and grill will be open beginning Wednesday night, with breakfast being served in the Victory Lane Sports bar from 8 a.m. til 10:30 with seating made available. The raindate, if needed, will be Sunday, October 9.

For more information call (920) 905 1112. 141 Speedway is located 15 minutes south of Green Bay on County “R” in Francis Creek. You can follow the track on both Facebook and Twitter.

Clash @ Creek IV @141 Speedway Set for June 13th, 2012

September 9th, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI) – The Clash @ Creek IV at 141 Speedway has been scheduled for Wednesday night, June 13, 2012 at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek.

The annual event will serve as the kickoff to the Badger Mod Tour in 2012. The BMT is a 9 to 10 event series which will host modified races at clay ovals across Wisconsin.

On June 29 Seymour’s Brian Mullen fought off De Pere’s Johnny “Hitman” Whitman and his teammate and boss at work Mike Mashl of De Pere captured the Clash @ Creek III and the $1,000 payday, earning himself a “Traveling Star” status for the BMT in 2012. “The event was a big hit so we wanted to get the date out early enough so folks can start picking their vacation days well in advance,” said track promoter Bruce Conard. “It’s only fitting that this event will signal the start of the Badger Mod Tour in 2012.”

Support classes for this event will be named at a later date. Further details on the Badger Mod Tour will be forthcoming in the very near future. The Two day Creek Classic will take place at 141 on October 7 and 8, with the “Night of Mayhem” slated for Saturday, October 15. For more information check out 141speedway.com or follow us on Facebook.

For more information call (920) 905 1112. The track phone is (920) 863 3377. 141 Speedway is located 15 minutes
south of Green Bay on County “R” in Francis Creek.

141 Speedway Champions To Be Crowned Saturday August 27th

August 26th, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI) – Track champions in six divisions will be crowned Saturday, August 27 at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek for Larry’s Distributing/Budweiser night at the races. Most of the points titles will go right down the final night of racing.

The tightest points battle of divisions is the Modifieds. Sobieski’s Sean Jerovetz is seeking his first ever track title. He holds a 10 point lead over Green Bay veteran Eddie Muenster. De Pere rookie Johnny Whitman is third 13 points out while Mishicot’s Kyle Kudick is fourth just 19 points out of first. Pulaski’s Junior Karcz holds a comfortable 28 point margin over Denmark’s Rick
Mahlberg in the stock car class. Green Bay’s Troy Jerovetz has a four point lead over Suamico’s Josh Long in the Sportmods. Suamico’s Andy Kleczka is third 22 points out of first.

In the street stocks Greenville’s Danny Gracyalny holds a 31 point lead over Stockbridge’s Adam Broehm. Defending track champion TJ Smith of Menasha holds a 15 point edge over Chilton’s Steve Schneider in the Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals while Oconto’s Ralph Liegois Jr. has a sizeable 38 point lead over Plymouth’s Zack Dickie in the sport fours. Racing gets underway at 6 p.m. After championship night three nights of racing remain at the high-banked, third-mile, clay oval. There will be no racing on Saturday September 3 as the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints will make their third appearance of the year. Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals and sport fours will compete in a non-points night. October 7 and 8 the track will host the Creek Classic with the “Night of Mayhem” scheduled for Saturday, October 15.

For more information call (920) 905 1112. The track phone is (920) 863 3377. The track website is 141speedway.com and you can also follow the track on both Facebook and Twitter. 141 Speedway is located 20 minutes south of Green Bay on county “R” in Francis Creek.

141 Speedway Night of Mayhem Moved to October 15

August 24th, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI) – The wildly popular 141 Speedway “Night of Mayhem” will be run Saturday, October 15 at 3 p.m. As a result there will NOT be a trailer race of destruction as originally planned on Saturday, August 27.

The night will include, but not limited to: Bus races, Trailer races, bump and run and Double O races, chain and blind man’s races, with a massive fireworks display to cap off the night. “We’ve got a few more surprises in store for that night as well,” said track promoter Bruce Conard.

For more information call (920) 905 1112. The track phone is (920) 863 3377. The track website is 141speedway.com and you can follow 141 Speedway on both Facebook and Twitter. 141 Speedway is located 20 minutes south of Green Bay on County “R” in Francis Creek.

$500 Product Gift Certificate, Motor Giveaways 141 Speedway August 20

August 18th, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI) – A pair of motors worth a combined $12,000 and another $500 gift certificate for a Sportmod driver will be doled out on Floors By Design night on Saturday, August 20 at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek.

Drivers who competed in 75 percent or more of the weekly races this year in both the Modified and Stock Car divisions are eligible for a drawing to win a complete motor sponsored by 141 Speedway and Manitowoc Motor and Machining. Both are 383 cubic inch engines with the Modified motor carrying a value of $7,500 and the Stock car engine valued at $4,500. “Every part on these motors is brand new from top to bottom,” said track promoter Bruce Conard.

Those Modified drivers who are eligible for the engine giveaway include: Eddie Muenster, Sean Jerovetz, Jared Siefert, Ronnie Plog Jr., Johnny Whitman, Kyle Kudick, Randy Markwardt, Eric Van Iten and Michelle Loy. In the stock car division these drivers are eligible for the motor giveaway: Junior Karcz, Rick Mahlberg, John Mahlberg, Tyler DeBouche, Todd Augustain, Roger Johnson, Steve Thornton, Chris Lowenhaegen, Jerry Leary and Tyler Derenne.

Both Van Iten and Leary must compete this Saturday to be eligible if the track races and does not rainout.

In addition, all sportmod drivers who have raced in 75 percent of the track’s weekly shows will be eligible for a drawing for a $500 product gift certificate. The award will be good for parts through ARP and All Star Performance redeemable through Manitowoc Motor and Machining.

A Powder Puff race, a free corn roast, free beer and a bike giveaway are also on tap for August 20.

Racing in the Modified, Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals, Stock cars, Street stocks, Sportmods and Sport 4′s gets underway at 6 p.m. For more information call (920) 905 1112. The race day track phone is (920) 863 3377. You can follow 141 Speedway on both Facebook and Twitter.

Kudick Captures Rain Shortened 141 Speedway Mod Feature

August 8th, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI) – Mishicot’s Kyle Kudick fought off De Pere’s Johnny Whitman in the final laps to win the 20 lap Modified feature at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek Saturday night. The race was called after 10 laps to to a thunderstorm that pelted the track with rain.

A total of 101 drivers turned out to race, including 16 Modifieds, 18 Stock Cars, 16 Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals, 17 Sportmods, 21 Street stocks and 13 Sport fours.

Kudick jumped into the lead at the drop of the green from his outside front row starting spot and never relinquished the lead. Whitman sliced his way through the field from seventh to second in four short laps.

Whitman pulled alongside of Kudick twice in the final two laps but Mother Nature had the final say as the race was called at the halfway point. Kudick won the race. Whitman took second, followed by Jamie Schmidt of Seymour, Mitch McGrath of Neosho and Green Bay’s Eddie Muenster.

Greenleaf’s Jesse Colwell beat his brother Jamie Colwell to the line to win the stock car feature. Jerry Leary of Pensaukee took third. Pulaski’s Junior Karcz took fourth with Greenleaf’s Mike Gilson rounding out the top five finishers.

Chilton’s Tom Schneider won his first career Brian Peterson Builders Grand National feature, beating defending track champion TJ Smith of Menasha to the line. Smith took second, followed by Manitowoc’s Kevin Damrow, Chilton’s Steve Schneider and Crivitz’s Mike Kudick. Schneider charged through the field from last to fourth after being involved in a caution earlier in the event.

Green Bay’s Eric Mahlik collected his first Sportmod feature win of the season, fending off a late race surge from Suamico’s Josh Long for the victory. Suamico’s Andy Kleczka took third. Green Bay’s Troy Jerovetz and Abrams’ Scooter Boyea took fourth and fifth, respectively.

Greenville’s Danny Gracyalny padded his points lead with another street stock feature win. Hometown driver Kraig Koehler took second, followed by Stockbridge’s Adam Broehm, Brillion’s Randy Rahn and Manitowoc’s Ray Fuller.

Oconto’s Ralph Liegois Jr. won the sport four feature.

The Manitowoc Motor Machining $100 product gift certificate was awarded to Brett Wenzel of Manitowoc by virtue of his 10th place finish in the Grand National feature. De Pere’s Mike Dauphinais won the hard luck award in the sportmod feature. Whitman won the hard charger award in the Modified class, charging from seventh to 2nd in 10 short laps. Both drivers earned a set of Wildwood Brake Pads through Behling Circle Track Equipment in Butler.

Racing action continues next Saturday night August 13 at 6 p.m.. For more information please check the track website 141speedway.com. You can also follow 141 Speedway on both Facebook and Twitter.

141 Speedway is located 20 miles south of Green Bay on County Trunk “R” in Whitelaw. For more information call 920 863 3377. The track’s website is 141speedway.com.

141 Speedway Modified, Stock Car Teams Eligible for Motor Giveaway

August 4th, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI) – Nearly two dozen Modified and Stock car drivers are in the running at 141 Speedway to take home a race ready engine supplied by track promoter Bruce Conard.

Conard, with some assistance from Jake Skarvan at Manitowoc Motor and Machining, is awarding a complete, race ready, top-to-bottom engine to a driver in the Modified and Stock car divisions, respectively, who have competed in three-quarters of the races at 141 Speedway this year. The Modified engine is worth $7,500 and the Stock car powerplant is worth $4,500.

“Basically it’s just a thank you to the guys who have supported our Saturday night program so far this year,” said Conard. “It’s a reward to the driver’s loyalty. They are both 383 c.i. motors. They both contain brand new parts from oil pan to valve cover.”

As of August 3, the drivers in the Modified class eligible to win the motor are: Sean Jerovetz, Eddie Muenster, Johnny Whitman, RM Van Pay, Kyle Kudick, Kyle Lentz, Jared Siefert, Jamie Schmidt, Eric Van Iten, Randy Markwardt Jr., Tim Czarneski and Ronnie Plog Jr. Michelle Loy, if she runs the next three nights, would still be eligible.

In the Stock car class drivers still in the running for the motor drawing include; Junior Karcz, Rick Mahlberg, Roger Johnson, Tyler De Bouche, Mike Gilson, Todd Augustain, Steve Thornton, John Mahlberg, Chris Lowenhagen, and Tyler Derenne Jerry Leary, if he runs the next three nights, would be eligible as well. The drawing for the powerplant will be held on August 20th or
27th. “This is just the beginning,” said Conard. “We plan on expanding this motor giveaway program in 2012 to include Sportmods and possibly other divisions.” Manitowoc Motor and Machining also offers a $100 product gift certificate weekly through All Star Performance and ARP, with rotating classes. In addition, Behling Circle Track Equipment of Butler also gives away a set of Wildwood brake pads weekly to drivers in the Modified and Sportmod divisions.

For more information call (920) 905 1112. The track raceday phone is (920) 863 3377. You can follow us at our website 141speedway.com and also follow us on Facebook. 141 Speedway is located 15 minutes south of Green Bay on county “R” in Francis Creek.

Jerovetz Bests Whitman, Takes 141 Mod Feature

August 1st, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI)– Sobieski’s Sean Jerovetz passed RM Van Pay for the lead on lap 12 and fough his way through lapped cars and pressure from De Pere’s Johnny Whitman to win the caution free 20 lap Modified feature at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek Saturday night.

A total of 113 drivers turned out to race, including 19 Modifieds, 20 Stock Cars, 14 Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals, 17 Sportmods, 25 Street stocks and 18 Sport fours.

Green Bay’s Art Siefert paced the opening two circuits of the Mod feature before Van Pay wrestled the lead away on lap three. Jerovetz, who started eighth, crept his way up into second by lap nine and began tracking down Van Pay.

The pair went side by side for the next several laps, trading the lead with Jerovetz pulling away with five laps to go. Jerovetz weaved through lapped cars in the final laps to collect his second feature flag here of the season, and padding his points lead in the process.

Brillion’s Ben Stumpf dodged several caution periods and fought off points leader Steve Schneider of Chilton to win his second Brian Peterson Builders Grand National feature. Chilton’s Tom Schneider, Brillion’s Alex Stumpf and defending track champion TJ
Smith of Menasha rounded out the top five finishers.

It was a Colwell brothers sweep in the stock car class, as Jamie bested brother Jesse in the feature. The duo threaded their way through lapped cars. Last week’s winner Tyler Smith of Luxemburg took third, followed by points leader Junior Karcz of Pulaski and Green Bay’s Jeremy Wiitala, who made his first appearance of the season.

Suamico’s Brandon Long fended off Green Bay’s Troy Jerovetz and several caution periods to win the crash marred sportmods feature. Jerovetz settled for second at the pay window. Long’s brother Josh Long took third, followed by Suamico’s Andy Kleczka and Green Bay’s Eric Mahlik.

Brillion’s Ryan Brandes carefully dodged lapped cars and outdueled points leader Danny Gracyalny of Greenville to win the street stock feature. Gracyalny took second, followed by Greenville’s Shawn Haydon, Stockbridge’s Adam Broehm and Sheboygan Falls Josh MacDonald.

Chilton’s Shawn Bangart captured his first career sport four feature. His teammate Brandon Goeser of Chilton took second, followed by Two Rivers Brandon Tegen, Plymouth’s Zack Dickie and Freedom’s Calvin Stueck placing third through fifth, respectively.

The Manitowoc Motor Machining $100 product gift certificate was awarded to Suamico’s Tyler DeBouche by virtue of his eighth place finish in the Stock car feature. Seymour’s Jamie Schmidt won the Modified hard charger award. Schmidt gained 12 spots having started 19th and winding up 7th in the Mod feature. Jesse Brey of Two Rivers captured the Sportmod hard luck award. Brey wound up 15th after getting caught up in cautions earlier in the race. Both drivers earned a set of AP Brake Pads through Behling Circle Track Equipment in Butler.

Racing action continues next Saturday night on TA Motorsports night August 6 at 6 p.m. For more information please check the track website 141speedway.com. You can also follow 141 Speedway on both Facebook and Twitter.

141 Speedway is located 20 miles south of Green Bay on County Trunk “R” in Whitelaw. For more information call 920 863 3377. The track’s website is 141speedway.com.

141 Speedway 2nd Annual “Creek Classic” Slated for October 7th& 8th

July 30th, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI)– Eight divisions of racing will take place on Friday and Saturday October 7 and 8 at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek for the second annual “Creek Classic.”

Originally the two day racing festival was slated for September 23 and 24. However it was decided, after much deliberation amongst the track’s promoters, to move the date due to an event scheduled at another facility on the same weekend well after 141 had its Fall Classic already scheduled.

The Dynamite Derby of Destruction which was originally slated for October 8 will be rescheduled to a date to be announced in the very near future.

In action will be the track’s weekly, Saturday night headlining class the Modifieds.

Late Models will also be in action, along with Grand Nationals, Stock Cars, Sportmods, Street stocks, Hobby stocks and Sport 4’s.

Racing gets underway at 5 p.m. on Friday and 3 p.m. on Saturday.

There will be live entertainment on Friday night with the band Oil Can Harry and Running Blind performing on Saturday night.

Free camping will be allowed on the grounds beginning Wednesday night. The raindate for this event, if needed, will be Sunday October 9.

For more information, including downloadable flyers including payout information please check 141speedway.com. You can also follow 141 Speedway on both Facebook and Twitter. 141 Speedway is located 15 minutes south of Green Bay on County “R” in Francis Creek. For more information call (920) 905 1112.

McGrath Fends Off Lentz at 141

July 25th, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI) – Neosho’s Mitch McGrath fought off Green Bay’s Kyle Lentz all race long, leading every lap en route to victory in the Mike Hansel Trucking Modified feature at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek Saturday night. The win was worth $1,600.

A total of 106 drivers turned out to race, including 16 Modifieds, 23 Stock Cars, 17 Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals, 18 Sportmods, 18 Street stocks and 14 Sport fours.

McGrath sprinted into the lead from his front row starting spot at the drop of the green. Lentz shot from his row three spot into second by lap seven. De Pere’s Johnny Whitman joined the duo and the trio mixed it up until lap 14 for a Michelle Loy spin. With the field tightened up McGrath maintained the lead, with Lentz keeping the second spot. McGrath hung on for the win, with Lentz running second. RM Van Pay of Denmark battled past Whitman to take third. Whitman got fourth with Green Bay’s Eddie Muenster rounding out the top five.

Chilton’s Steve Schneider regained the points lead in the Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals by winning the feature. Whitelaw’s Kevin Naidl took runnerup honors, followed by Manitowoc’s Mike Bastian, Menasha’s TJ Smith who charged from 14th, and Brillion’s Ben Stumpf. Luxemburg’s Tyler Smith came out on top of a race long duel with Greenleaf’s Jamie Colwell to win the Stock car main. Jamie took second with brother Jesse Colwell finishing third. It was the second straight week the Colwell brothers finished second and third. Shiocton’s Barry Van Straten took fourth with points leader Junior Karcz finishing fifth after pitting after a lap one caution.

New Franken’s Mark Joski passed Green Bay’s Dylan Heilmann for the lead on lap 16 and went on to win the Sportmod feature. Suamico’s Josh Long placed second, followed by Abrams Scooter Boyea, Green Bay’s Troy Jerovetz and Heilmann.

Oconto Falls Brian Johnson swept action in the sport four class, winning his heat and the feature.

Contingency awards winners included Jared Siefert of Green Bay. The defending track champion had a top five race going and wound up a DNF in the modified feature. He wins a set of AP Brake Pads courtesy of Behling Circle Track Equipment of Butler.

In the sportmods Jerovetz won the AP Brake Pads/Behling Circle Track Equipment Hard Charger award. Jerovetz charged from 10th to fourth in the feature, gaining six spots.

The Manitowoc Motor Machining $100 product gift certificate was awarded to Alex Stumpf of Brillion, by virtue of his seventh place Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals. Racing action continues next Saturday night July 30 at 6 p.m for Schmitz Amusement night. For more information please check the track website 141speedway.com. You can also follow 141 Speedway on both Facebook and Twitter.

141 Speedway is located 20 miles south of Green Bay on County Trunk “R” in Whitelaw. For more information call 920 863 3377. The track’s website is 141speedway.com.

Veteran Mod Hotshoe Rohloff To Make 141 Speedway 2011 Debut July 23rd

July 22nd, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI)– Veteran Modified hotshoe Brad Rohloff of Pulaski will be making his debut at 141 Speedway Saturday, July 23 on Mike Hansel Trucking night.

Rohloff, who’s Modified career began in 1986 and has included track titles at Shawano and Langlade County Speedways, has roughly 75 career feature wins under his belt. He’s also a former dirt late model racer. Slowed by a back surgery he had awhile ago, Rohloff will be climbing behind the wheel of one of his former Sidebiter chassis cars owned by Ricky Lemmen of Floors By Design.

“I’ve been at 141 watching for several weeks and helping in the pits a bit,” said Rohloff. “I’ve got a chiropractor who’s given me the green light to go racing again.” Rohloff, who works shift work at Proctor and Gamble Paper Mill in Green Bay, cannot run any track weekly and raced at Luxemburg Speedway earlier this year and hasn’t raced since.

Rohloff is one of a handful of drivers who can claim to have raced in a modified at 141 Speedway’s old quarter-mile, paved track in 1986. “It’s neat to go back there and see all the changes that have been made,” said Rohloff. “It’s a top notch facility. They pay attention to detail and really know how to take care of both the fans and the drivers alike. I ran their Fall Classic last year and I finished 7th. I love that place and this will be only my second time racing there as a dirt track.”

While Lemmen will serve as Rohloff’s crew chief Saturday night, “Crocodile Kyle” Lentz will be assisted by NASCAR crew chief and Ashwaubenon native Jeff Vandermoss. Vandermoss is the car chief for David Ragan and was part of Matt Kenseth’s 2002 Winston Cup Championship team. Lemmen and Vandermoss are old high school chums, and have a friendly $500 bet on who’s car finishes higher.

The good news is the Modifieds will be racing for $700 to win courtesy of bonus bucks thrown in by Mike Hansel Trucking. Additional bonus money is also being thrown into the other five divisions.

For more information on 141 Speedway please check the track’s website 141speedway.com or follow us on Facebook. The raceday track phone is (920) 863 3377. 141 Speedway is located 15 minutes south of Green Bay on County “R” in Francis Creek.

141 Speedway Bonus Bucks to be Doled Out Saturday July 23

July 21st, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI ) – More than $600 in bonus money courtesy of sponsor Mike Hansel Trucking will be doled out Saturday July 23 at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek.

Feature winners in all six classes will fatten their wallets Saturday night. The modified feature winner will receive $700. The Brian Peterson Builders Grand National feature winner will take home $410 while the Stock car feature winner will get $410. The Sportmod feature winner will take home $345. The Street stock feature winner will pay $280 and the Sport four top prize will be $130.

So far 271 different drivers in the six divisions have competed in weekly racing action.

As we get get deep into the second half of the season some points battles are beginning to heat up. In the Modifieds Green Bay’s Eddie Muenster holds a slim one point edge over Sobieski’s Sean Jerovetz. To date 42 different modified drivers have competed at 141 in weekly, points racing action.

In the stock car division Pulaski’s Junior Karcz holds a 16 point leader of Denmark’s Rick Mahlberg. So far this year 46 different drivers have competed in the division in weekly action.

A big shakeup occurred last Saturday in the Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals when points leader Steve Schneider of Chilton broke and was a DNF in the main. The result was a tie in the point standings between Brillion’s Ben Stumpf and defending track champion TJ Smith of Menasha. Steve Schneider is 3rd one point behind first and Brillion’s Alex Stumpf fourth just two points out of first. 38 different drivers have competed in the class so far this year.

In sportmods action Green Bay’s Troy Jerovetz has an eight point lead over Suamico’s

Andy Kleczka. 51 different sportmods drivers have tested 141’s high-banked, third mile clay oval on Saturday nights. Greenville’s Danny Gracyalny holds a 27 point lead over Stockbridge’s Adam Broehm. 49 different drivers have raced in this class so far this year.

In Sport four action Oconto’s Ralph Liegois Jr. holds a 36 point lead over Sheboygan’s Mike Zitzer. 45 different sport four drivers have competed so far this year.

The green flag flies beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday. For more information please check our website 141speedway.com. 141 Speedway is located 15 minutes south of Green Bay on County “R” in Francis Creek. For more information call (920) 905 1112.

Schmidt Parlays Last Lap Pass into 141 Mod Feature Win (Oconto Falls’ Courchaine Earns First Career Stock Car Win”

July 18th, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI) – Seymour’s Jamie Schmidt passed De Pere’s Johnny Whitman on the final lap to win the 20 lap Modified feature at 141 Speedway Saturday. The win was Schmidt’s second in two days as he picked up to feature win Friday night at
Oshkosh Speedzone.

In stock car action Oconto Falls Jon Courchaine picked a big night to win his first career stock car feature. The owner of Custom Windows Plus drove around the brothers Jamie and Jesse Colwell to take the lead on his sponsored night. A total of 103 drivers turned out to race, including 17 Modifieds, 29 Stock Cars, 13 Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals, 21 Sportmods, 13 Street stocks and Sport fours.

While the Modified feature went green-to-checkered it was filled with thrills right down to the wire. Schmidt had the early lead but Whitman whisked past Schmidt for the lead on lap 16. The duo battled through lapped cars the final four circuits. As the checkers flew, Schmidt scampered past Whitman at the line for the win. Whitman hung on for second, followed by Green Bay’s Eric Van Iten, Green Bay’s Kyle Lentz and Green Bay’s Eddie Muenster, who retook the points lead.

Van Iten was awarded the Behling Circle Track/AP Brake hard charger award coming from 10th to third on the final circuit.

New Franken’s Mark Joski led wire-to-wire, winning a caution filled Sportmod feature, his second of the year. Kewaunee’s Brian Bruechert kept Joski in his sights through all of the restarts, and got within a car length or two on more than one occasion, but settled for second at the line, followed by Oconto’s Travis Cain, last week’s feature winner Josh Long of Suamico
and Green Bay’s Troy Jerovetz.

Greenleaf’s Jamie Colwell passed Suamico’s Tyler DeBouche for the lead on lap 8. Jamie’s brother Jesse wrestled second away from DeBouche one circuit later and the contest appeared to be a Colwell one-two punch.

Courchaine, driving with a battered race car with damage sustained in an early race wreck, rode the high line from his fifth starting spot. Courchaine patiently gained on the brothers each lap, and pulled off the winning pass on the final circuits. Jesse and Jamie Colwell took second and third, respectively as the brothers debuted brand new race cars. Shiocton’s Barry Van Straten took fourth with Gillett’s Kyle Frederick rounding out the top five.

Defending track champion Menasha’s TJ Smith took over the points lead in the Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals by winning the division’s feature. Chilton’s Tom Schneider took second in his best performance of the year. Brillion’s Ben Stumpf, Manitowoc’s Mike Bastain and Chilton’s Bernie Schommer placed third through fifth, respectively.

Hometown driver Kraig Koehler kept Stockbridge’s Adam Broehm and company at bay and went on to win the 20 lap street stock feature. Broehm took second followed by Brillion veteran Randy Rahn, Luxemburg’s George Paul and Green Bay’s Todd Hebel.

In the Stock car feature Pulaski’s Junior Karcz, by virtue of his seventh place finish, won the $100 Manitowoc Motor and Machining product gift certificate.

By virtue of his crash in the Stock car feature Pulaski’s JJ Anderson was awarded a pair of AP Brake Pads redeemable through Behling Circle Track Equipment in Butler.

Oconto’s Ralph Liegois Jr. padded his points lead with the sport four feature win, which went caution free.

Racing action continues next Saturday night July 23 with Hansel Trucking night beginning at 6 p.m. Extra cash will be thrown into the feature winners: Modifieds $200, Stock Cars, Sportmods and Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals $100, Street stocks and sport fours will race for an extra $50. For more information please check the track website 141speedway.com. You can also follow 141 Speedway on both Facebook and Twitter.

141 Speedway is located 20 miles south of Green Bay on County Trunk “R” in Whitelaw. For more information call 920 863 3377. The track’s website is 141speedway.com.

Van Pay Nets 1st Mod Feature Win in Eight Years at 141 Speedway

July 12th, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI) – Denmark’s RM Van ended an eight year winless drought by winning the 20 lap Modified feature at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek Saturday night.

A total 110 of drivers turned out to race, including 24 Modifieds, 19 Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals, 21 Sportmods, 18 Stock Cars, 18 Street stocks and 11 Sport 4’s.

Van Pay passed Seymour’s Jamie Schmidt for the lead on lap five and endured several caution periods throughout the contest. Van Pay fought off longtime arch rival Eddie Muenster for the win on the final circuit. Muenster took second, followed by De Pere’s Johnny Whitman, Sobieski’s Sean Jerovetz and Denmark’s Tim Czarneski. The win was Van Pay’s first in more than eight years of racing modifieds.

Don Sorce Jr. made the long haul from Milwaukee worthwhile as he won the 20 lap Brian Peterson Builders Grand national feature. Sorce became the ninth winner in the division in ten weeks of racing. Trailing at the checkers were Brillion’s Alex Stumpf, Chilton’s Steve Schneider, Brillion’s Ben Stumpf and Manitowoc’s Mike Bastian.

Pulaski’s Junior Karcz outdueled Green Bay’s Mike Pierrard and went on to win the Stock car feature, padding his points lead in the process. Pierrard took second in his best performance here of the year. Hilbert’s John Mahlberg took third, followed by Ellisville’s Bob Waechter and Shiocton’s Barry Van Straten.

Greenville’s Danny Gracyalny padded his points lead with a street stock feature win. Sugar Bush veteran Fred Davister led in the early going but surrendered the lead to Gracyalny on lap 9 and Davister dogged the points leader the entire contest. Hometown driver Kraig Koehler squeezed past Davister to take second on a late restart and wound up with second place pay, followed by Davister, Two Rivers’ Dave Gauger Sr. and Appleton’s Matt Warner.

With his fifth place finish, Warner was awarded the $100 Manitowoc Motor and Machining product gift certificate.

Suamico’s Josh Long muscled his way inside of De Pere’s Mike Duphanais to take the lead on the final lap and win the Sportmod feature. Duphanais took second in his best performance of the year here. Sturgeon Bay’s Ryan LeMieux, Green Bay’s Troy Jerovetz and Green Bay’s Eric Mahlik rounding out the top five.

Green Bay’s Brandon Kaye won the sport four feature by a full straightaway advantage over the second place car Mike Zitzer of Sheboygan.

Racing resumes next Saturday, July 16 on Stock’s Harley Davidson night. For more information please check the track website 141speedway.com. You can also follow 141 Speedway on both Facebook and Twitter.

141 Speedway is located 20 miles south of Green Bay on County Trunk “R” in Whitelaw. For more information call 920 863 3377. The track’s website is 141speedway.com.

BaLog Wins 141 IRA GO

July 5th, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI) – Eau Claire’s Billy Balog pass Kewauskum’s Donnie Goeden for the lead on a lap nine restart and survived three late caution periods to win the 30 lap Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw sprint car feature in Gandrud Chevrolet night at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek Sunday.

Manitowoc Logan Rhode became the first repeat winner in nine weeks of racing in the Brian Peterson Grand Nationals, nipping Chilton’s Steve Schneider at the line for the 20 lap feature win.

A total of 72 cars showed up including 29 Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw sprinters, 19 Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals, 14 sport fours and 10 Micro Sprints.

Kewauskum’s Donny Goeden sprinted into the lead at the drop of the green of the 30 lap contest. A caution on lap nine tightened the field and on the restart Balog slipped past Goeden for the lead. A red flag flew on lap 13 when Tommy Sexton flipped his mount in turn two. When racing resumed Balog kept his spot until a caution flew with six laps to go. With a six laps shootout to the finish, Balog kept his top spot and won his second feature of the year here and seventh on the season in seriesaction. Beaver Dam’s Scott Neitzel took second while Zion, Illinois’ Matt Vandervere snuck past Goeden on the final lap to take third. Goeden took fourth with Salem’s Kris Spitz rounding out the top five finishers.

In the Brian Peterson Grand National feature Rhode rode in the runnerup spot for most of the event, challenging Chilton’s Steve Schneider for the lead. Rhode snuck underneath Schneider for the lead on a lap 14 restart, and hung on to seal the deal. Schneider took second at the checkers by less than a foot. Brothers Ben and Alex Stumpf took third and fourth, respectively with Milwaukee’s Don Sorce rounding out the top five finishers.

Oconto’s Ralph Liegois Jr. swept action in the sport four class. Gladstone, Michigan’s Jordan Ives won the Micro sprint feature.

Next Saturday, July 9 S & B Trailers will sponsor the night’s activities, which get underway at 6 p.m. 141 Speedway is located 20 miles south of Green Bay on County Trunk “R” in Whitelaw. For more information call 920 863 3377. The track’s website is 141speedway.com.

Mullen Shades Whitman, Captures Clash @ Creek III at 141

July 2nd, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI) Seymour’s Brian Mullen inherited the lead during a caution period with six laps to go and fought off De Pere rookie Johnny Whitman to capture the 3rd annual Clash @ The Creek presented by Muenster’s Shell & Ken’s Sports at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek Wednesday.

With the $1,000 victory, Mullen has earned a spot for the new Badger Mod Tour in 2012.

A total of 104 cars showed up for the mid week special, including 35 Modifieds, 22 Stock Cars, 24 Sport mods and 26 Street stocks.

At the drop of the green it appeared the race would be a gimme for Iowa visitor Scott Olson, who shot into the lead from his front row starting spot. Olson kept the field at bay until lap 8 when Luxemburg’s Benji LaCrosse, who started ninth, worked the bottom groove to take the lead over on lap 8. LaCrosse appeared headed for smooth sailing until a caution flew on lap 24 when LaCrosse’s car made contact with Eric Van Iten. The contact forced, who was leading, to pit.

That handed the lead to Mullen on the restart, who kept the top spot for the final six laps to seal the deal.

De Pere rookie Johnny “Hitman” Whitman earned the second place finish while De Pere veteran Mike Mashl finished third.

Pulaski’s “Hot Rod” Snellenberger led every lap en route to victory in the 20 lap Stock Car feature. New Franken’s Mark Joski sweated out several caution periods to win his first sportmods feature at 141 Speedway. Francis Creek’s Kraig Koehler bested all foes in the street stock feature.

There will be no racing at 141 Speedway this Saturday, July 2. On Sunday, July 3 the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints will make their second appearance of the season. Brian Peterson Grand Nationals will also be on hand, with a first time feature winner in 2011 in that class pocketing $600. Sport fours and Micro Sprints will also be on hand.

141 Speedway is located 20 miles south of Green Bay on County Trunk “R” in Whitelaw. For more information call 920 863 3377. The track’s website is 141speedway.com.

More Cash on the Line for 141 Speedway Racers July 3rd

June 30th, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI)- With eight different winners in as many weeks of racing in the Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, the pot has been sweetened yet again.

Track promoter Bruce Conard has decided to pay $600 to the winner of that division’s feature on Sunday night, July 3 if the driver is a first time feature winner this season. On Saturday, June 25, The “Whitelaw Weapon” Kevin Naidl captured his first career feature on dirt, leading wire-to-wire en route to victory at the high-banked, third mile, clay oval.

Being a first time winner on the year, Naidl pocketed $175 in bonus bucks, pushing his feature winnings to $500. “With no other Grand Nationals running in the region next Sunday we’re hoping for a pretty solid field of Grand Nationals for that show,” said track promoter Bruce Conard. “We’re throwing another $100 on top so a first time feature winner on the year will pocket $600.”

Besides Naidl, the other drivers who have won features this year include brothers Alex and Ben Stumpf from Brillion, Chilton’s Steve Schneider, defending track champion TJ Smith of Menasha, Manitowoc’s Logan Rhode and Plymouth drivers Ryan Minster and Brian Gilles.

The Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals will join the headlining Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint cars, who will be making their second appearance of the season. Hot laps for the sprinters begin at 6 p.m., with qualifying and racing to follow. They’ll be joined by the sport fours and the 600 cc micro sprints, who will be putting on an exhibition race.

For more information please check our website 141speedway.com. You can also follow 141 Speedway on Facebook. 141 Speedway is located 15 minutes south of Green Bay off County Highway “R” in Francis Creek. The raceday track phone is (920) 863 3377.

Whitelaw’s Naidl Wins, Becomes 8th Grand National Winner in 8 Weeks at 141

June 27th, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI)– The “Whitelaw Weapon” Kevin Naidl became the eight different winner in as many weeks of racing at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek. in the Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals. Naidl led every lap and sweated out four cautions to win the 20 lap feature. Green Bay’s Jared Siefert won his fourth straight Modified feature, leading every lap en route to victory. A total of 100 drivers turned out to race, including 16 Modifieds, 17 Stock Cars, 16 Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals, 21 Sportmods, 16 Street stocks and 14 Sport fours.

Naidl sprinted into the lead at the drop of the green and sweated out three early caution periods. With five laps to go Chilton’s Steve Schneider closed the gap on Naidl, and as the white flag was displayed Schneider pulled door-to-door as they pair crossed the line. As the pair exited turn two, Schneider, who was on the inside, bobbled slightly, handing the lead and eventual win to Naidl, a former mini stock driver. Manitowoc’s Logan Rhode took second followed by Chilton’s Tom Schneider. Steve Schneider recovered from his miscue to take fourth. Brillion’s Alex Stumpf rounded out the top five
finishers.

Siefert pulled away from fellow front row starter Randy Markwardt Jr. as the Modified field took the green in their main. Siefert quickly pulled away from the field, building up a full straightaway lead by the halfway point. Denmark’s Tim Czarneski broke through traffic and kept the second spot, but the caution he needed to catch the defending track champion never came and Siefert won his fourth straight. Czarneski took runnerup honors, followed by Green Bay’s Eddie Muenster, Sobieski’s Sean Jerovetz and Sheboygan’s Randy Markwardt Jr., who posted his best performance of the year.

Pulaski’s Junior Karcz won his fourth Stock car feature, and took over the division’s points lead in the process. Greenleaf’s Mike Gilson took second, followed by Oconto’s Dustin Loberger, and brothers John and Rick Mahlberg, who took fourth and fifth,
respectively. Appleton’s Kevin Hebbe finished 10th and was the winner of the $100 Manitowoc Motor Machining product gift certificate. Kewaunee’s Brian Bruechert captured his first sportmod feature win of the season, passing New Franken’s Mark Joski in the final laps the seal the win. Joski hung on for second place money, followed by Sturgeon Bay’s Ryan LeMieux, Green Bay’s Eric Mahlik and Suamico’s Andy KIeczka.

Defending street stock champion Ryan Brandes of Brillion, team driving for Randy Rahn, took the lead on lap six and went on to win the street stock feature. Appleton’s Josh Novak took second, followed by Greenville’s Danny Gracyalny, Stockbridge’s Adam Broehm and Elkhart Lake’s Brad Ruh.

Sheboygan’s Mike Zitzer swept action in the sport four class, winning both his heat and the caution free 15 lap feature.

A mid week special is on tap next for the track, as the Clash @ The Creek III presented by Muenster’s Shell and Ken’s Sports will take place beginning at 7 p.m. A $1,000 to win Modified feature will cap off the night. Stock cars, sportmods and street stocks will also be in action. For more information please check the track website 141speedway.com. You can also follow 141
Speedway on both Facebook and Twitter.

141 Speedway is located 20 miles south of Green Bay on County Trunk “R” in Whitelaw. For more information call 920 863 3377. The track’s website is 141speedway.com.

141 Speedway Clash @ Creek III Field Boasts 39 Pre-Entered Modified Drivers

June 24th, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI) – A stout field of 39 pre-entered modified drivers is on tap for the Clash @ The Creek III presented by Muenster’s Shell and Ken’s Sports Wednesday, June 29 at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek. Pre-entries continue
to arrive in the mail on a daily basis.

Among the latest drivers to throw his hat in the ring in is Luxemburg native Benji LaCrosse. LaCrosse continues to be one of the hottest modified drivers in the United States. LaCrosse recently netted his 102nd career feature win at Luxemburg Speedway. LaCrosse was a national champion in 2006 and the winner of the prestigious Supernationals in Boone (IA) Speedway in 2005. He’ll wheel a Harris chassis sponsored by Vandenack Construction. Benji’s father, Larry LaCrosse, serves as the crew chief for Benji’s familiar number 54.

To date, 36 Wisconsin drivers have entered, two from Illinois and one from Iowa, Blairsburg’s Scott Olson.

The winner of the $1,000-to-win show will earn “Traveling Star Status” for the Badger Mod Tour in 2012.

The Badger Mod Tour is a touring series that will host open wheeled modified races at tracks across Wisconsin. A traveling star program will be setup for drivers who will sign contracts with a guarantee that they appear at each show in 2012. Street stocks and Sportmods are also on the card. The locally popular stock car class has been added to this show. The draw cutoff is at 6:30 p.m.

Webmaster Chewy of Tonet is offering a $100 long haul award to the driver who tows the furthest to compete. Drivers who pre-enter from now until June 28 will have a chance at a drawing for a $100 Shell gas card.

There are several contingencies for this event, which can be viewed at 141speedway.com. 141 Speedway is located 15 minutes south of Green Bay on County “R” in Francis Creek. For more information call (920) 905 1112 or (920) 676 5990

Bonus Money on Line June 25th for Prian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals at 141 Speedway

June 24th, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI) – A $500 top prize will be awarded to a first time Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals feature winner Saturday, June 25 at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek. That will pay an extra $175 to the feature winner if they are first time feature winner for 2011 in the division.

To date, no less than seven winners have graced the Tri County Heating victory lane in as many nights of racing at the third-mile, clay oval. The winners include defending champion TJ “The Kid” Smith from Menasha, Alex “A-Train”Stumpf and his brother Ben Stumpf of Brillion, Chilton’s Steve Schneider, Manitowoc’s Logan Rhode, Sheboygan’s Ryan Minster and Plymouth’s Brian Gilles.

Ben Stumpf currently holds a slim three point lead over Schneider in the point standings. Smith is third ten points out of first place. Brian Peterson Builders, Inc Custom Homes and Remodeling are family owned and operated business serving northeast Wisconsin for more than 15 years. They can be reached at (920) 732-3920.

Racing gets underway at 6 p.m. For more information call (920) 905 1112. The track raceday phone is (920) 863 3377. You can follow us at our website 141speedway.com and also follow us on Facebook. 141 Speedway is located 15 minutes south of Green Bay on county “R” in Francis Creek.

Siefert Makes it 3 in a Row in 141 Speedway Modified Action

June 21st, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI)– Green Bay’s Jared Siefert continued his winning ways at 141 Speedway, taking the lead on lap two and cruising to victory in the 20 lap Van Drisse Racing Parts feature Saturday night. A total of 90 drivers turned out to race, including 20 Modifieds, 16 Stock Cars, 10 Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals, 19 Sportmods, 14 Street stocks and 11 Sport fours.

Siefert jumped into the lead on lap two, passing Green Bay’s Chris Engels for the lead and never looking back. Siefert sweated out three caution periods and late surge by Jamie Schmidt of Seymour to collect the win. Schmidt hung on for second place, followed by Engels. De Pere’s Johnny Whitman finished fourth after charging from the tail of the field. Green Bay’s Eddie Muenster rounded out the top five finishers. By virtue of his eighth place finish, Green Bay’s Eric Van Iten won the $100 gift certificate for Manitowoc Motor and Machining.

Brillion’s Alex Stumpf crossed the line first in the Brian Peterson Builders Grand National feature. However during a post race inspection his car was deemed to have an illegal part, handing the win to the second place finisher TJ Smith of Menasha.

Whitelaw’s Mike Conard made his first race of the year a good one, as Conard wound up winning the stock car feature with a thrilling, last lap pass. The win was the first of the career. Denmark’s Rick Mahlberg took second, followed by Pulaski’s Junior Karcz, Saukville’s Roger Johnson and Greenleaf’s Mike Gilson. Green Bay’s Josh Long survived a race long battle with his brother Brandon Long and won the Sportmod feature. Suamico’s Andy Kleczka wound up second, followed Two Rivers Jesse Brey, Green Bay’s Eric Mahlik and Brandon Long.

Driving a car borrowed by Danny Gracyalny, Pulaski’s Junior Karcz wound up winning the Street stock feature. Francis Creek’s Kraig Koehler pressured Karcz in the waning laps but wound up second. Brillion’s Ryan Brandes, Two Rivers Dave Gauger Sr. and New Holstein’s Tim Mueller. Two Rivers Brandon Tegen passed Adam Broehm of Stockbridge for the lead with two laps to go to win the 15 lap sport four feature. Manitowoc’s Keith Kellenbenz brought the crowd to it’s feet, flipping onto his roof on the frontstretch in his Grand National heat race. His crew put the battered car back together where he wound up finishing 9th in the feature.

Racing resumes next Saturday, June 25 at 6 p.m. For more information please check the track website 141speedway.com. You can also follow 141 Speedway on both Facebook and Twitter.

141 Speedway is located 20 miles south of Green Bay on County Trunk “R” in Whitelaw. For more information call 920 863 3377. The track’s website is 141speedway.com.

Sturgeon Bay’s LeMieux Tops 141 Speedway Sportmods

June 13th, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI) – Sturgeon Bay’s Ryan “The Rocket” LeMieux led every lap en route to victory in the 20 lap Sportmod feature at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek. It was LeMieux’s first feature win here.

LeMieux scored a clean sweep in the division, and wasn’t the only one who did so on this night. Green Bay’s Jared Siefert, Pulaski’s Junior Karcz, Plymouth’s Ryan Minster and Stockbridge’s Adam Broehm each scored clean sweeps in their respective divisions. A total of 97 cars were on hand, including 17 Modifieds, 16 stock cars, 14 Brian Peterson Grand nationals, 25 sportmods, 17 street stocks and 9 sport fours.

LeMieux jumped into the lead from his front row starting spot and never looked back,
carefully sifting his way through lapped cars en route to victory. Green Bay’s Troy Jerovetz charged through the field from 10th to finish second. Green Bay’s Josh Long, Two Rivers’ Jesse Brey and New Franken’s Mike Joski rounded out the top five
finishers. For Siefert it was a repeat performance of a week ago, as the defending track champion again led every lap en route to victory. Mishicot’s Kyle Kudick came out on top of a race long dog fight with Sobieski’s Sean Jerovetz to take second. Jerovetz finished third, followed by Green Bay drivers Kyle Lentz and Eddie Muenster.

Karcz’s stock car victory proved to be a major downer for Pensaukee’s Jerry Leary. The pair traded the lead for the balance of the contest, with Denmark’s Rick Mahlberg joining the trio during the final laps making it a three car tussle for the lead. Leary’s racer experienced mechanical woes on the final lap and slowed, handing the win to Karcz, his third of the year here. Mahlberg hung onto second. Dave Kropp of Green Bay took third, with Steve Thornton of Sobieski and Greenleaf’s Mike Gilson rounding out the top five.

John Mahlberg of Hilbert won the Manitowoc Motor and Machining $100 gift certificate for his sixth place finish in the stock car feature.

Plymouth’s Ryan Minster made the tow north worth his while. In just his second appearance of the year Minster pulled off the victory in the Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals, fending off Manitowoc’s Logan Rhode and Ben and Alex Stumpf of Brillion for the win. Plymouth’s Brian Gilles rounded out the top five finishers.

Stockbridge’s Adam Broehm beat Francis Creek’s Kraig Koehler at the line to collect the street stock feature. Koehler settled for the runnerup spot, followed by New Holstein’s Tim Mueller, Manitowoc’s Brand Laurent and Kewaunee’s Jordan Parma.

Oconto’s Ralph Liegios Jr. won the sport four feature.

Racing resumes next Saturday, June 18 with racing at 6 p.m. For more information please check the track website 141speedway.com. You can also follow 141 Speedway on both Facebook and Twitter.

141 Speedway is located 20 miles south of Green Bay on County Trunk “R” in Whitelaw. For more information call 920 863 3377. The track’s website is 141speedway.com.

by Joe and Jordan Verdegan

Smoken Pig Express Throws Extra Street Stock Cash for June 29th 141 Clash

June 12th, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI) – Smoken Pig Express of Neenah is throwing a pair of $50 bills to be awarded to a pair of randomly drawn drivers who finish the street stock feature Wednesday, June 29 for the Clash @ The Creek III at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek.

The finishing positions to be awarded will be determined by a roll of the die. Three plus the number rolled and eight plus the number rolled will receive the extra $50 bills, respectively.

Smoken Pig Express is owned and operated by former racer Richard “RV” Linskens. Their hot dog cart is located in downtown Neenah on the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Commercial Street in front of the Statue of Liberty.

They offer hot dogs, bratwursts, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, specialty brats, pulled pork, chips & ice cold sodas.

Cheeseburgers will also take center stage on June 29 at 141. In honor of June Dairy month in Wisconsin, track prep captain Merle Lisowe of Chilton, who is a dairy farmer, will donate the cheese that night for the cheeseburgers, so fans will get a cheeseburger for the price of a hamburger.

The June 29 event features a $1,000-to-win Modified feature. Street stocks and Sportmods are also on the card. Racing gets underway at 7 p.m. A list of pre-entered Modified drivers can be found at 141speedway.com along with a list of contingency awards for drivers. You can follow 141 Speedway on Facebook. The race day track phone is (920) 863 3377. 141 Speedway is located 15 minutes south of Green Bay on County “R” in Francis Creek.

Jim’s Countyline Bar Sponsors 141 Speedway Clash @ Creek Hard Charger Award June 29th

June 10th, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI) May 22 – Three drivers will walk out of 141 Speedway in Francis Creek with an extra $100 bill Wednesday June 29 during the third annual Clash @ The Creek presented by Muenster’s Shell and Ken’s Sports.

Jim’s Countyline Bar on state highway 26 in Oshkosh is sponsoring a $100 Hard Charger award to the driver who passes the most cars in his or her respective feature race. The award will go for the Modifieds, Sportmods and Street Stocks. The tiebreaker, if needed, will be which driver comes from furthest back in the field.

Jim’s Countyline Bar sponsors race cars in several divisions, including Modified drivers Eddie LeMay of Milwaukee, Mitch McGrath of Neosho and Craig Priewe of Beaver Dam. They also sponsor several street stock drivers and Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw sprint car driver Russell Borland of Fond Du Lac.

The third annual Clash @ The Creek will pay $1,000 to the winner of the Modified feature. The winner of that event will earn Traveling Star status for the new Badger Mod Tour, which will host Modified events at Wisconsin clay ovals in 2012.

For an updated list of pre-entries for this event and a list of contingencies as well, please check 141speedway.com.

141 Speedway is located 15 minutes south of Green Bay on County “R” in Francis Creek. For more information call (920) 905 1112.

Eau Claire’s Balog Shades Reinke, Wins 141 IRA Outlaw Go

June 1st, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI)– Eau Claire’s Billy Balog sweated out a pair of late cautions and went on to win the 30 lap, Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Car series race at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek Sunday.

Balog, who was coming off of a third place finish the night before at Wilmot Raceway, started fourth on the grid and snuck underneath polesitter Russell Borland of Fond Du Lac for the lead on lap 2. A caution flew two laps later for an Earl Possi spin. When racing resumed Balog took off and quickly put real estate between himself and the field, dodging his way through lapped cars throughout the contest.

“I had to fight off Donnie (Goeden) on the last restart and he was pretty strong on
the bottom,” sai Balog. “You get a lot of lapped traffic here early so you’ve gotta be careful.”

“I could not be happier with how things turned out,” said Series President Steve Sinclair. “The facilities at 141 are top notch. They fixed turn four quite a bit from a year ago here, and the track was smooth. The bad weather and few guys wrecked last night at Wilmot and that kept our car count down low to 23, but they still put on a great show. We are excited to return here on July 3.”

With four laps to go a caution flew, bunching up the field with 8 cars on the lead lap, and Donnie Goeden of Kewauskum running second with Scotty Neitzel third. On the restart Reinke, last year’s winner here dove underneath Goeden for second. Balog kept Reinke and company at bay for the balance of the contest to collect the win. Reinke took second, followed Scotty Neitzel, Fredonia’s Mike Kertscher and Goeden.

Earlier in the night Neitzel smashed his own track record, clocking in at a lap of 11.001.

Drivers in both supporting divisions netted clean sweeps for the night. Brillion’s Alex Stumpf won his heat and the 20 lap Brian Peterson Builders Grand National feature while Oconto’s Ralph Legiois Jr. performed the same fete in the sport 4 class.

Next Saturday, June 4 141 Speedway will host sponsor appreciation night for the drivers sponsor’s. Action gets underway at 6 p.m.

141 Speedway is located 20 miles south of Green Bay on County Trunk “R” in Whitelaw. For more information call 920 863 3377. The track’s website is 141speedway.com.

Weather Forces 141 Speedway to Cancel May 25th Races

May 27th, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI)- Rain slated for this afternoon and evening has forced 141 Speedway to cancel it’s scheduled Wisconsin Dirt Late Model (WDLMA) program for Wednesday, May 25.

141 Speedway and WDLMA officials are in the process of trying to find a raindate that will be mutually beneficial to both parties.

There will be no racing this Saturday, May 28 as the track will host the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Cars on Sunday, May 29. Joining the fastest machines on dirt will be the Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals, Sport Fours, Mini Sprints and the Vintage Modifieds. Qualifying gets underway at 5 p.m. with racing at 6 p.m.

For more information in the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Cars, check out irasprints.com.

For more information please check the track website 141speedway.com. You can also follow 141 Speedway on both Facebook and Twitter. The track raceday phone is (920) 863 3377. 141 Speedway is located 15 minutes south of Green Bay on county highway “R” in Francis Creek.

Thunderhill Raceway cancelled May 21

May 23rd, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Persistence showers force Thunderhill Raceway to cancel for the third time in four weeks. The Nathan Bouche Memorial Night will be rescheduled and will still have the drivers get in free and larger pay. A full press release will follow next week. Next week May 28 will be the Pedal Pushers Breast Cancer fund raiser and will be brought to you by Palmer Johnson Inc.
 
For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Late Shower Forces 141 Speedway Cancellation May 21

May 23rd, 2011

LATE SHOWER FORCES 141 SPEEDWAY CANCELLATION MAY 21

(Francis Creek, WI) – A heavy shower hit the track as track crews were attempting to pack the track, forcing track officials to pull the plug and cancel the races at 141 Speedway on May 21.

Pit passes and wrist bands will be good for the following two Saturday nights that there will be racing on June 4 and June 11. There will be no racing on Saturday, May 28. The next scheduled event will be the Wisconsin Dirt Late Model Association (WDLMA) late models first appearance of the year Wednesday, May 25 presented by Riverside Foods. Sportmods and Street stocks will also be competing. The start time for this mid-week show is 7 p.m.

For more information please check the track website 141speedway.com. You can also follow 141 Speedway on both Facebook and Twitter. The track raceday phone is (920) 863 3377. 141 Speedway is located 15 minutes south of Green Bay on county highway “R” in Francis Creek.

141 Speedway Unveils $2,000 Contingency Program

May 20th, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI)– A contingency program worth nearly $2,000 has been unveiled for 141 Speedway in Francis Creek through Manitowoc Motor and Machining & Parts in Manitowoc, Automotive Racing Products and All Star Performance.

Each night beginning May 21 a driver’s name will be chosen from a random drawing. The driver will be awarded a $100 product gift certificate good for racing related products through ARP or All Star Performance. The awards must be redeemed through Manitowoc Motor and Machining & Parts. The classes that will be chosen weekly will be between the Modifieds, Sportmods, Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals and Stock Cars.

“Drivers can basically order anything that comes out of the catalogs from either ARP or All Star,” said track promoter Bruce Conard. “Our first night (May 21) we’ll award a driver in the Sportmod class. The drawing will be random each night and isn’t based upon performance whatsoever.”

Manitowoc Motor Machining & Parts is a fully equipped machine shop run by ASE certified master engine machinists. They can be reached at (920) 684 8577 or toll free at 1 800 666 9129. Their business website is motormachining.com.

To learn more about ARP and All Star Performance please check their respective websites at ARP-bolts.com or allstarperformance.com.

For more information please check our website 141speedway.com. 141 Speedway is located 15 minutes south of Green Bay on County “R” in Francis Creek. For more information call (920) 905 1112.

Shawano’s Reuter Eager For Return to 141 Speedway May 25

May 17th, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI)- Shawano’s Joe “The Show” Reuter left 141 Speedway in Francis Creek with a good taste in his mouth in 2010. Reuter won the Wisconsin Dirt Late Model Association (WDLMA) late model season ending feature at the Fall Classic in September. Reuter will take the same car, a 2008 GRT, and is hoping to put it in victory lane when the late models make their return appearance to the high-banked, third mile clay oval on Wednesday, May 25.

“With the weather we’ve been having lately, I’m just happy to be able to go racing period,” said Reuter, who was able to race the season opener in his home town track Shawano Speedway May 7. “I love running those specials at other tracks. When you run for points, you drive differently. It just keeps the juices flowing to mix it up a bit.”

Reuter has gotten some assistance from a fellow late model racer who will be his father-in-law someday, Greenbush’s Tim Buhler. Reuter is engaged to Tim’s daughter Kristy. “We started dating three years ago when Tim was still running Shawano and I was running a crate late model,” said Joe Reuter. “He gave me some pointers that helped me a lot early in my career. But after I won last September I think that’s all done now.”

Buhler himself is off to an outstanding start in 2011, winning both opening night features at Manitowoc County Expo Speedway and Plymouth Dirt Track. Buhler will also be among the top drivers to challenge for the win May 25, along with last year’s feature winners Paul Parker of Appleton, Waukesha’s Rick Scheffler and Navarino veteran Terry Anvelink. “To race with those guys further south is always a lot of fun too,” said Reuter. “It’s always a good mix of WISSOTA cars, WDLMA and crate guys. Plus the racing is a lot closer because you’re racing bigger cars on a smaller track, and it’s exciting for the fans.”

Joining the WDLMA late models on May 25 will be Sportmods and Street stocks. A 7 p.m. start time is slated for this mid-week special. You can learn more about the WDLMA by checking out their website wdlma.net.

You can follow 141 Speedway on both Facebook and Twitter and also through their website at 141speedway.com. For more information call 920 905 1112. 141 Speedway is located 15 minutes south of Green Bay and 15 minutes north of Manitowoc on County “R” in Francis Creek.

141 Speedway May 14th Cancelled Due to Rain

May 16th, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI) – A steady all day drizzle and below average temperatures have forced 141 Speedway track officials to cancel the planned racing program for Saturday, May 14.

It was the track’s second rainout in five weeks of racing this year.

Racing will resume Saturday, May 21 for Sherwin Williams Paint night at the high-banked, third-mile clay oval. Modifieds, Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals, Sportmods, Stock cars, Street stocks and sport fours will compete.

A pair of specials also dot the track’s calendar in the month of May. Wednesday, May 25 will mark the first appearance of the year for the Wisconsin Dirt Late Model Association (WDLMA) late models to compete. Sportmods and Street stocks are also on the card. The Wednesday program will begin at 7 p.m.

On Sunday May 29 the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaws will make the first of three appearances in 2011 presented by Riverside Foods. Joining the winged warriors that night will be the Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals, Street stocks and a rare appearance of the Mini sprints which compete weekly down at Wilmot Speedway. Sport fours will be in action and there
will be a special appearance by the Vintage Modifieds. Racing gets underway at 6 p.m. for the Sunday night special.

There will be NO racing at the track on Saturday, May 28. For more information on these shows, please check our website 141speedway.com. You can also follow 141 Speedway on both Facebook and Twitter. 141 Speedway is located 15 minutes south of Green Bay and 15 minutes north of Manitowoc on County “R” in Francis Creek. The track Phone is (920) 863 3377.

Racing Innovations LLC To be Hard Charger Award For 141 Speedway Clash @ Creek June 29th

May 11th, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI)- A pair of Stack Stands from Racing Innovations LLC. valued at $200.00 will be awarded to the Modified driver who passes the most cars in the A main during the third annual Clash @ The Creek Wednesday, June 29 at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek.

Racing Innovations LLC. Is owned by Modified driver Tim Lemirande, a native of Oconto Falls who now resides in Middleton. The company DBA Stackstands.com has been in existence since 2005. “We just started building the stands to save space in our own trailer,” said Lemirande, a former IMCA stock car and Modified champion who cut his teeth racing at Luxemburg Speedway and Seymour Tri Oval in 1992. “What we found was a demand for these by race teams and it really took off well.”

Race teams all across the country, including NASCAR teams, use Stackstands. The main distributor of this product is Motorstate Distributing and they are sold anywhere All Star products are sold. The company’s plant is near Madison, Wisconsin. You can check Stackstands.com. A list of all contingency awards for this special event is available at 141speedway.com. A list of paid, pre-entries is also available.

The winner of the $1,000 Modified feature will earn a berth as a “Traveling Star” on the newly created Badger Mod Tour, which will host races at clay ovals in Wisconsin in 2012. Lemirande himself is entered in the event. “I think the idea of a traveling Modified series is a great concept and we look forward to supporting it down the road,” said Lemirande.

For more information on this special call (920) 676 5990 or (920) 905 1112. You can follow 141 Speedway on both Facebook and Twitter.

141 Speedway is located 20 miles south of Green Bay on County Trunk “R” in Whitelaw. For more information call 920 863 3377. The track’s website is 141speedway.com.

Lentz Dodges Yellows, Wins 141 Mod Win

May 9th, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI) – “Crocodile Kyle” Lentz of Green Bay dodged numerous yellows and fought of Kyle Kudick of Mishicot to capture the 20 lap Modified feature at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek Saturday.

A total of 90 cars checked in to battle, including 19 modifieds, 12 Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals, 12 stock cars, 20 sportmods, 15 street stocks and 12 sport fours.

Lentz started on the point but his win was anything but a gimme. Despite the several yellows that had flown, Kudick closed the gap in the final laps, along with Milwaukee’s Mitch McGrath. Kudick and McGrath wound up second and third, respectively followed by Green Bay drivers Eric Van Iten and Eddie Muenster.

In the Sportmod feature, Green Bay’s “General Jed” Troy Jerovetz inherited the lead when leader Josh Long of Green Bay went off with a flat tire. Jerovetz cruised to victory. Rookie Chad Kaminski of Luxemburg posted his best finish of the year with a second. Two Rivers Jesse Brey wound up third, with Pulaski’s JJ Anderson and Kewaunee’s Brian Bruechert rounding out the top five.

Pulaski’s Junior Karcz fended off Saukville’s Roger Johnson and Denmark’s Rick Mahlberg the duration of the event to win the caution free, 20 lap stock car feature. Johnson nipped Mahlberg at the line in a photo finish for second. Green Bay’s Rick Dix took fourth with Suamico’s Tyler DeBouche rounding out the top five.

Manitowoc’s Logan Rhode dusted the Brian Peterson Builders Grand Nationals by a full straightaway, capturing the feature. Chilton’s Steve Schneider settled for second place money, followed by Menasha’s TJ Smith, Alex Stumpf of Brillion and Chilton’s Tom Schneider.

Kaukauna’s Matt “Mad Dog” Drawenek went toe-to-toe with Greenville’s Danny Gracyalny. Drawenek was up for the challenge, as he won the 20 lap street stock feature. Gracyalny hung on for runnerup honors, followed by Appleton’s Phil Hiles, Stockbridge’s Adam Broehm and Luxemburg’s George Paul.

Broehm netted a sweep in the sport four class, winning his heat and the 20 lap feature.

With his feature win, Jerovetz, by carrying the 21 Guns Saloon flag for being the points leader, earned a feature win. In doing so, free pizza will be served at the Denmark tavern Tuesday, May 10 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Racing resumes next Saturday night, May 14 beginning at 6 p.m.

141 Speedway is located 20 miles south of Green Bay on County Trunk “R” in Whitelaw. For more information call 920 863 3377. The track’s website is 141speedway.com.

Fast Ed Distributors on Board 141 Speedway June 29th Clash

May 8th, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI)- A pair of racing distributors valued at more than $300 will be given away to a pair of race winners courtesy of Fast Ed Distributors during the third annual Clash @ The Creek Wednesday, June 29 at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek.

A Stage 1 Distributor will be awarded to the winners of the Sportmod and Street stock features that night, respectively. Fast Ed Distributors is owned by Street stock driver Eddie “The Eagle” Anschutz of Kewaunee. Anschutz has been building his own distributors for 10 years and has been in business for the past two years.

“I wanted to give drivers a place locally they could get a distributor at a decent price,” said Anschutz, who also serves as a track announcer at area ovals. “When you order out of a magazine and things go wrong you have no support.” Anschutz does repairs and upgrades for drivers who may have a distributor of a different brand. “With the help of Extreme Enterprises dyno testing my distributors I was able to find more horsepower,” said Anschutz. “They were a huge help in growing my business.”

Among Anschutz’ satisfied customers include IMCA modified drivers Eugene Gregorich and Evan Madden, IMCA stock car drivers Matt Junio and Troy Muench and IMCA northern sportmod drivers Brad Lautenbach and Kelsy Hayes. Drivers have amassed more than 50 feature wins using Fast Ed Distributors. Anschutz can be reached via email at edanschutzjr@hotmail.com. You can also follow Fast Ed Distributors on Facebook or reach him by phone at 920-304-1771.
The Clash @ The Creek will pay $1,000 to the Modified feature winner. The winner of that race will earn a

“Traveling Star” status for the newly-formed Badger Mod Tour which will host events at Wisconsin clay ovals in 2012.

For more information check 141speedway.com or call (920) 676 5990. You can follow 141 Speedway on both Facebook and Twitter. 141 Speedway is located 15 minutes south of Green Bay on County Road “R”. The track phone is (920) 863 3377

Muenster Captures Rain Shortened 141 Speedway Mod Main

May 3rd, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI) Green Bay veteran Eddie Muenster passed Fremont’s Mike Wedelstadt for the lead on lap nine and won the Modified feature at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek Saturday night.

The race was called after 10 laps due to rain. The sport four feature was also cancelled due to the rain.

A total of 104 drivers checked in, including 16 Modifieds, 17 Grand Nationals, 26 Sportmods, 15 Stock Cars, 12 Street Stocks and 18 Sport 4’s.

Muenster, who started sixth, quickly jumped into the top four at the drop of the green, as polesitter Dave Zeitler paced the opening five circuits before being passed by Wedelstadt on lap five. A pair of rain delayed cautions flew within the next three laps. On the final restart Muenster squeezed inside of Wedelstadt to take the lead. With ten laps in the yellow flew for the rain and the event was called complete. Wedelstadt took second, followed by Green Bay’s RM Van Pay, Sean Jerovetz of Sobieski and Denmark’s Tim Czarneski.

Denmark’s Rick Mahlberg captured a wild finishing 20 lap stock car feature. On the final lap while heading for the finish line Pulaski’s Junior Karcz spinning in front of the field while attempting to pass Mahlberg for the lead. The finish went back to the last completed lap with Mahlberg getting the win. Points leader Roger Johnson of Saukville took second, followed by Green Bay’s John Heinz, Kewaunee’s Keith Kickbush and Hilbert’s John Mahlberg. Rick Mahlberg swept the class for the night with his heat win.

Green Bay’s Troy Jerovetz fought off a fast closing duo of Brad Lautenbach of New Franken and Eric Arneson in the final laps to win the 20 lap Sportmod feature. Lautenbach, the opening night feature winner, nipped Arneson at the line to take the runnerup spot. Arneson took third, followed by Pulaski’s JJ Anderson and Green Bay’s Josh Long. Jerovetz netted a sweep for the night.

Brillion’s Ben Stumpf captured the time shortened, caution marred Brian Peterson Builders Grand National feature. Stumpf also won his heat, netting a sweep for the evening. Hank Horn Jr. of Brillion emerged triumphant in the caution marred street stock feature.

Weekly Saturday night racing resumes May 7 beginning at 6 p.m. For more information please check the track website 141speedway.com. You can also follow 141 Speedway on both Facebook and Twitter.

141 Speedway is located 20 miles south of Green Bay on County Trunk “R” in Whitelaw. For more information call 920 863 3377. The track’s website is 141speedway.com.

Manitowoc Motor Machining, 141 Speedway Team Up On Motor Giveaways

May 1st, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI) Manitowoc Motor Machining of Manitowoc and 141 Speedway are teaming up to provide two complete racing engines worth a combined $12,000 to a pair of drivers who compete in 75 percent of the weekly shows at the third-mile, clay oval in 2011.

A Modified motor valued at $7,500 and a Stock Car engine valued at $4,500 will be awarded to a driver in each division. A drawing will be held with names of drivers who competed in three-fourths of the weekly races in 2011.

That drawing will take place on a Saturday night race at 141 in mid to late August. “It’s a complete motor deal, a pair of 383 cubic inch engines,” said track promoter Bruce Conard. “Jake (Skarvan) at Manitowoc Motor Machining has been a great supporter of both 141 Speedway and drivers in the area for a long time now. We’re really appreciative that he’s stepped to the plate for us on this one.”

Conard also promises a motor giveaway program is also in the works for drivers in the sportmod division. “That class has some real talented drivers and we’re looking at doing something along the same lines with that class, using a crate motor,” said Conard. We just need a few more days to sew up some loose ends. That will be announced very soon.”

Manitowoc Motor Machining & Parts is a fully equipped machine shop run by ASE certified master engine machinists. They can be reached at (920) 684 8577 or toll free at 1800 666 9129. Their business website is motormachining.com.

For more information please check our website 141speedway.com. 141 Speedway is located 15 minutes south of Green Bay on County “R” in Francis Creek. For more information call (920) 905 1112.

(PAIR OF MOTORS WORTH COMBINED $12,000 TO BE GIVEN AWAY TO DRIVERS)

Vilies Custom Race Bodies Tosses in Goodies for 141 Speedway June 29th Clash @ Creek

April 30th, 2011

(Kewaunee, WI) Vlies Custom Race Bodies of Kewaunee, Wisconsin is throwing in $550 worth of gift certificates to participants in the Modified and Sportmod classes for 141 Speedway’s Clash @ The Creek Wednesday, June 29.

The business is owned by former IMCA stock car driver and current IMCA northern sportmod driver Jeff “PePe” Vlies. Vlies is awarding product gift certificates for $200, $150 and $100, respectively, for the top three finishers of the Modified feature that night. In addition, the winner of the Sportmod feature will also haul in a $100 product certificate. The certificates are good for a Deluxe body package.

The mid-week special is allowing Modifieds to mount 8 inch rear spoilers on their cars, and Vlies is stepping to the plate. “We’re offering our black or white rear spoilers on sale for this special for just $60,” said Vlies. The custom made spoilers normally retail for $90. “

Jeff builds on average 10 to 15 bodies per year, including Green Bay’s Eric Van Iten, 141 Speedway’s opening night Modified feature winner.

The winner of the $1,000 Modified special will earn an automatic “traveling star status” for the newly created Badger Mod Tour in 2012. Street stocks will also compete for the June 29 special.

You can follow Vlies Custom Bodies at their website vliesracebodies.com. Jeff can be reached at vliesracing@yahoo.com or by phone at (920) 255 3226.

For more information please check our website 141speedway.com. 141 Speedway is located 15 minutes south of Green Bay on County “R” in Francis Creek. For more information call (920) 905 1112.

(SPECIAL DEALS OFFERED ON 8 INCH REAR SPOILERS)

RSR Shocks Offers Bonus Awards for 141 Clash @Creek June 29th

April 28th, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI) – RSR Shocks located in Shawano will be offering some bonuses to Modified drivers who will be competing in the third annual Clash @ The Creek Wednesday, June 29 at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek.

The $1,000-to-win race will showcase Wisconsin’s top Modified talent. The winner will receive a “Traveling Star” status for the newly formed Badger Mod Tour which will host Modified events at Wisconsin ovals in 2012.

RSR will give away a set of new QA 1 26 series gas pressure shocks to the highest finishing Modified driver using any 22, 26 or 50 series shocks. In addition, RSR will serve up a gift certificate good for four shocks to be dyno tested with a computer printout for the hard charger award for the feature. “It doesn’t matter what brand of shocks a driver runs for this – Integras, Ohlins, Afco’s, or QA 1’s,” said RSR co-owner Ryan Rosenow of Shawano. Rosenow owns the business with late model champion Troy Springborn. “All a driver has to do is run our decal that night, and we’ll provide those. Our drivers give us great feedback and that’s such a crucial part of our success.”

“Shocks have become such an important part of the Modified racing game these days,” said Clash promoter Joe Verdegan. “We’re glad Ryan and Troy have elected to come on board with this. They’re excited to be part of the Badger Mod Tour and we welcome them as a marketing partner for our June 29 race and beyond.”

RSR racing began in 2008. Last year RSR helped drivers capture more than 50 feature wins. They provide on track support and specializes in rebuilding and custom valving of all QA 1 shock absorbers. They also handle re-valving for Afco and rebuilding of Ohlins shocks and many others. RSR has a full computerized shock dyno and deals with all of QA 1 suspension products.

For more information on RSR shocks check out their page on Facebook. You can reach Ryan at 920 209 7533 or by email at rsr3381@gmail.com. Troy can be reached at 715 853 8165. You can learn more about 141 Speedway on both Facebook and Twitter and on the track website 141speedway.com. For more information about the Clash @ The Creek you can call 920 905 1112 or 920 676 5990. Downloadable entry forms are available on the track website.

Van Iten Shades Van Pay, Wins 141 Mod Lid Lifter

April 26th, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI) Green Bay’s Eric Van Iten fought off a tenacious charge from veteran RM Van Pay of Denmark to win the season opening modified feature at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek Saturday night presented by Hansel Trucking.

A total of 105 cars checked in to battle, including 23 modifieds, 16 grand national sportsman, 10 stock cars, 26 sportmods, 13 street stocks and 17 sport fours.

Van Pay sprinted from his pole position into the lead, and kept the top spot into a rash of cautions on the third-mile, clay oval. Van Iten muscled his way inside of Van Pay on lap seven. Van Pay was not to be denied, as Van Pay repassed Van Iten on lap 18. Van Iten regained the lead a lap later and held on for the win. Van Pay took second place money, followed by Denmark’s Tim Czarnecki, Sobieski’s Sean Jerovetz and De Pere rookie Johnny Whitman.

Plymouth’s Brian Gilles inherited the lead on a lap 11 restart and battled defending track champion TJ Smith of Menasha to take the grand national sportsman feature. Smith took second, followed by Ben Stumpf of Brillion, Chilton’s Steve Schneider and St. Peter’s Tim Simon.

New Franken’s Brad Lautenbach led wire-to-wire, capturing the sportmod feature. Lautenbach carefully sifted his way through lapped cars with Oconto Falls Eric Arneson hot on his heels. Arneson wound up second, followed by Two Rivers’
Jesse Brey.

Kaukauna’s Brandon Czarapata wound up winning a wild finishing stock car finish. Czarapata was running third when Green Bay’s John Heinz and Denmark’s Rick Mahlberg locked horns battling for the lead, coming out of turn four. Suamico’s Tyler De Bouche took second, followed by Roger Johnson of Saukville, John Mahlberg of Hilbert and Kewaunee’s Todd Augustaine.

Greenville’s Danny Gracyalny took the lead at the drop of the green and dodged a pair of caution periods to win the street stock feature. With his heat win Gracyalny swept the class for the night.

Gracyalny got pressure at mid race from Kaukauna’s Matt Drawenek, but Drawenek tagged the wall and was forced to pit. Hollandtown’s Eric Derks took second, followed by Stockbridge’s Adam Broehm, Brillion veteran Randy Rahn and Oconto’s Alan Schlueter.

St. Peter’s Tim Simon swept action in the sport four division.

Racing resumes next Saturday night, April 30 beginning at 6 p.m.

141 Speedway is located 20 miles south of Green Bay on County Trunk “R” in Whitelaw. For more information call 920 863 3377. The track’s website is 141speedway.com

Near 50 Cars Shake Down at 141 Speedway’s Practice Session

April 16th, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI) 48 drivers representing no less than seven different divisions took to 141 Speedway’s high-banked, third-mile clay oval here Wednesday as the track was the first in northeast Wisconsin to host any type of short track racing for the 2011 season.

Leading the way by division were 14 Modifieds, ten Sportmods, seven sport fours, five late models, five stock cars, five street stocks, one grand national sportsman and one hobby stock.

The track held up surprisingly well for early Spring in northeast Wisconsin, with just a few small ripples in the corners. “For this early in the year this is in pretty good shape,” said 63-year old Pete Parker, Wisconsin’s winningest dirt late model driver with more than 450 career feature wins under his belt.

Along the many drivers taking part in the practice session was rookie Jessi Ness of Abrams. Ness, a former sport four champion at Luxemburg Speedway, was wheeling a Sportmod for the first time. “It’s a lot different than the 4 cylinder because all the weight shifts over to the right when you throw it into the corners,” said Ness. Another rookie in the division was second-generation driver Dakota Geiger of Whitelaw. Geiger’s dad, Frank, races both a modified and a late model.

Other 141 practice day notes……Pete Parker shared the driver’s seat with his son Paul Parker throughout the day. Glenbeulah’s Tim Buhler showed up with a pair of WDLMA late models – one with a gas carb and one with an alcohol carb. Stockbridge’s Adam Broehm was the first driver to take to the track as he began packing the track with his number 3 racer. Veteran modified racer RM Van Pay has teamed up with his brother Steve Van Pay after Steve having been away from the sport four several years. Defending Modified track champion Jared Siefert is hoping for a rainout Saturday. “I’ve been too busy with my Snap On Tools route and haven’t had time to finish my car,” said Siefert. Jared says his car will be ready by April 23. Both WFRV TV 5’s Ryan Popkey and WLUK Fox 11’s Paige Pearson were on hand covering the practice session.

You can follow 141 Speedway on both Facebook and Twitter and also through their website at 141speedway.com. For more information call 920 905 1112. The regular season at 141 Speedway is scheduled to open it’s doors Saturday, April 16 at 7 p.m.

Third Annual “Clash at Creek” to Host “Prelude to the BMT Tour” Event at 141 Speedway June 29th

March 31st, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI) – The third annual “Clash @ the Creek” presented by Muenster’s Shell and Ken’s Sports at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek on Wednesday, June 29 will have couple of unique twists.

The winner of the $1,000-to-win Modified show will earn “Traveling Star Status” for the Badger Mod Tour in 2012. The Badger Mod Tour is a touring series that will host open wheeled Modified races at tracks across Wisconsin. A traveling star program will be setup for drivers who will sign contracts with a guarantee that they appear at each show in 2012. Bonus monies will be paid to those drivers under contract in 2012.

“Our goal is really to make this event a true “who’s who” of the best modified drivers in Wisconsin,” said 141 Speedway track promoter Bruce Conard. “We’re hoping all Wisconsin’s top modified drivers can mark this mid-week special on their calendars
to be there.”

Among the unique features of this special is that the modifieds will be allowed an eight inch rear spoiler, giving the cars a different look. A draw/redraw format will be utilized for this special event. A 30 lap Modified feature will cap off the evening’s action. Support classes for this event will be named at a later date.

A complete race payout with additional details on this special event will be released soon.

For more information please check our website 141speedway.com. 141 Speedway is located 15 minutes south of Green Bay on County “R” in Francis Creek. For more information call (920) 905 1112.

141 Speedway Sets up Sponsor Appreciation Night June 4th

March 25th, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI) – 141 Speedway, Wisconsin’s newest, high-banked third-mile clay oval, will have a big “thank you” for the race teams sponsors when they host sponsor appreciation night on Saturday, June 4.

The track will award complimentary tickets to any race team’s sponsor, and all it takes is a little bit of legwork on the part of the drivers. “All teams have to do is provide us with a stamped business envelope for each address and contact person for each one of their sponsors,” said track promoter Bruce Conard. “And we’ll mail each sponsor a pair of tickets good for the June 4 race. Especially in this tough economy, the teams really rely on their sponsors to help keep their race teams up and running during the course of the year. It’s the least we can do.”

Modifieds will be the headling act each and every week, along with grand national sportsman presented by Brian Peterson Builders, sportmods, stock cars, street stocks and sport fours. The season is set to kick off with the Polar Plunge presented by 1st Choice Auto and Custom Windows Plus April 2 at 4 p.m. An open practice is slated for Friday, April 1 at 3 p.m. for cars in any and all divisions.

For more information please check our website 141speedway.com. 141 Speedway is located 15 minutes south of Green Bay on County “R” in Francis Creek. For more information call (920) 905 1112.

141 Speedway preps for Polar Plunge Opener April 2

March 16th, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI) – Six classes of cars will drop the hammer at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, Saturday, April 2 as the high-banked, third-mile, clay oval will usher in the 2011 racing season in northeastern Wisconsin with the Polar Plunge beginning at 4 p.m.

The track will host it’s first points night of racing, with modifieds as the headlining class. The track will host weekly racing on Saturday nights in 2011, switching from Wednesday nights a year ago.

Green Bay’s Jared Siefert is geared up to defend his 2010 modified crown with a brand new GRT car at his disposal. Grand national sportsman ace TJ “The Kid” Smith, a senior at Menasha High School, will defend his division’s crown as well. “We’ve gotten a great response from this class so far this year, with some former asphalt guys switching their cars over,” said track promoter Bruce Conard. “We’re also happy with our new division sponsor coming on board Brian Peterson Builders, Inc Custom Homes and Remodeling of Kellnersville.”

Brillion’s Ryan Brandes is set to defend his street stock title, which will see a true mix of drivers from several area race tracks, including veteran “Rockin’ Randy” Rahn, of Brillion, a driver who’s raced in several divisions on both dirt and tar over the years.

The other three divisions crowns are up for grabs. Last year’s sportmod champion, De Pere’s Johnny “Hitman” Whitman will not be defending his title. The West De Pere High School senior is moving up to the modified ranks. Pulaski’s “Hot Rod” Snellenberger will not be competing weekly at 141 to defend his stock car title, and it’s an honest-to-goodness crapshoot as to who may emerge atop the field as the title contender.

Pulaski’s “Sam Bam” Ambrosius, the 2010 sport four champion, has indicated he will race at 141, but not weekly, opening the door for a host of contenders. Despite a brutal winter, track officials are optimistic they’ll be able to pull off the earliest weekly opener ever in track history. “Merle (Lisowe) was out here with us Saturday and we checked out the track surface. Merle figures with one solid week of temps in the 40’s or 50’s, we should be ok,” said Conard.

In addition, Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw sprints will make three appearances in 2011 and the WDLMA late models will make two appearances this year.

An open practice session will take place Friday April 1 at 3 p.m. Practice is $30 for car, driver and crew. Practice is free for spectators Friday.

On Saturday the pits open at noon with the spectator gates opening at two p.m. The draw cutoff for drivers is 3:30 p.m. with racing slated to kick off at 4 p.m. Regular pit pass prices for Saturday nights will be $25 for non-members and $20 for
a member. Memberships are $30 and can be purchased at the track. The Victory Lane Tap sports bar has been expanded and remodeled yet once again, and fans can enjoy “double bubble” in the bar from 2 to 3 p.m. There will be NO INCREASES in prices from 2010. Adult tickets are $10.00. $7.00 for seniors and students ages 10-14 and kids 9 and under free with a paid adult. You can follow 141 Speedway on both Facebook and Twitter and also through their website at 141speedway.com. For more information call 920 905 1112. 141 Speedway is located 15 minutes south of Green Bay and 15 minutes north of Manitowoc on County “R” in Francis Creek.

141 Speedway 2010 Awards Banquet Wrapup

January 25th, 2011

(Francis Creek, WI) – Nearly 225 drivers, crew members, race fans and track officials commenced at Fox Hills Resort in Mishicot
Saturday as the 2010 track champions from 141 Speedway were crowned, in the track’s inaugural year as a high-banked, third-mile clay oval.

Heading the list was modified champion Jared Siefert, who wound up 16 points ahead of his friend, fellow Green Bay driver Eddie Muenster to win the title. “We had a lot of fun racing here this year,” said Siefert. “The Conard’s treat all the drivers great. They are constantly working to make this a better place, and we’ll be here to defend our track title in 2011.”

Pulaski’s “Hot Rod” Snellenberger outdueled his comrade Larry “Junior” Karcz of Pulaski by 20 points to capture the stock car title. In sportmod action West De Pere high school senior Johnny “Hitman” Whitman beat out Green Bay’s Troy “General Jed” Jerovetz by a 25 point margin to collect the sportmod title. That crown will be wide open as Whitman is moving up to the modified class in 2011.

Menasha high school senior TJ Smith outdistanced Brillion’s Ben Stumpf by a mere three markers to win the grand national sportsman crown. Kewaunee’s Luke Lemmens beat Casco’s Marcus Moede and Luxemburg’s Frank Paul by three points to win the hobby stock crown, while Brillion’s Ryan Brandes beat Kewaunee’s Ed “Eagle” Anschutz by one slim point to capture the street stock title.

Pulaski’s Sam Ambrosius stomped his foes in the sport four division, beating out Mishicot’s Dalton Cherney by 50 points to take home the title.

Rookie of the year honors went to Oconto’s Steve Stewart in the stock cars, Sturgeon Bay’s Kelsy Hayes in the sportmods, Two Rivers Travis Groelle in the grand nationals, Green Bay’s Carl Slack in the hobby stocks, Dave Gauger Sr. of Two Rivers in the street stocks and Sheboygan’s Timothy Green in the sport fours. Nearly $6,000 in point fund money was doled out to drivers in all seven divisions, three of which rotated weekly. Drivers who competed in 75 percent of the nights raced qualified for the cash.

The track will be hosting a booth at the Central Wisconsin Racing Expo at Sunnyview Expo Center in Oshkosh on Saturday, February 12. Track personnel will be on hand to distribute schedules and answer questions about the upcoming season. 141 Speedway will also be on hand at “The Business Expo” Wednesday March 2 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay. Green Bay’s Eric Mahlik will have his sportmod on display.

Modifieds will be the headlining, weekly division in 2011. Grand national sportsman will also compete weekly, along with stock cars, street stocks, sportmods and sport fours. In addition, Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw sprints will make three appearances in 2011 and the WDLMA late models will make two appearances this year.

Marketing opportunities for the 2011 season are also available at many different levels. Call Elite Sports Marketing at 920 676 5990 for more information.

You can follow 141 Speedway on both Facebook and Twitter and also through their website at 141speedway.com. For more information call 920 905 1112. The regular season at 141 Speedway opens up Saturday, April 2 with the Polar Bear Plunge. A practice session open to cars in any division will take place Friday night, April 1 (no foolin’).

Troy Jerovtz Wins By Inches in the Sport Mods at 141 Speedway

June 27th, 2010

(Francis Creek, WI) Travis Cain’s busted drive shaft hands Troy Jerovetz the IMCA Sport Mod victory at 141 Speedway. Other feature winners were Eric Van Iten (Mods), John Heinz (stockcar), Todd Smith (Grand National), and Sam Ambrosious (sport 4).

Nick Potts jumped to the lead from his front row starting spot and lead till lap 8 when the caution would fly, sending points leader Johnny Whitmann into the pits with a flat tire. On the restart Travis Cain would take the lead and begin to check out on the field. With the checkers waving in the air, Cain’s car busted a drive shaft out of turn 4 and his car began to coast for the checkers. It looked as though he would still get the win but right at the finish line Troy Jerovetz would sneak by and win by inches. Cain would finish second, Jesse Brey third. Points leader Johnny Whitman would rally to place fourth and Brad Lautenbach fifth.

Eric Van Iten took the lead on lap 3 and went on win his first Modified feature of the season.

Randy Markwardt Jr. would set the pace for the first 2 laps of the IMCA Modified feature. That’s when Eric Van Iten made his move taking over the top spot. A series of cautions would keep the field bunched up. Van Item would with stand pressure from Markwardt and point leader Jared Siefert. When the checkers fell it was Van Iten picking up his first win of the season. Markwardt would settle for second, point leader Siefert would finish third and Kyle Kudick and Frank Geiger would round out the top five.

John Heinz passed Jamie Colwell on lap 15 and picked up the checkers in the IMCA Stockcars.

Steven Stewart would set the early paces, until Jamie Colwell would make a move down low to take the lead away on lap 5. Colwell would pull away until a caution would slow the field on lap 12, setting up an 8 lap dash to the finish. The green would fly, this time it was John Heinz right on the back bumper of Colwell. Heinz would use the low side to take the lead away on lap 15. Heinz would fight off a late race charge from Rod Snellenberger and pick up the win. Snellenberger would cross the checkers second after starting 17th. Colwell finished third, followed by Greg Gutt and points leader Larry Karcz.

Todd Smith passed Travis Groelle on lap 5 to take the lead but Groelle stayed along Smith for the duration of the event. When racing resume Smith would pull away, Groelle would spin out of turn 2 ending his chances. Smith never looked back picking up the Grand National feature win. Ben Stumpf would place second, Matt Jackson third, Richard Hed and Travis Hansen rounded out the top five.

Sam “Bam” Ambrosious passed Michael Zizter on lap 5 to pick up the Sport 4 feature win.

Racing resumes Wednesday, June 30 as the Fun N’ Fast / Tappers and TJ’s Sports Bar will sponsor the racing. The guest class will be the IMCA Hobby Stocks.

For more information, please check out the track’s website at 141speedway.com. You can also follow 141 Speedway on both Twitter and Facebook. 141 Speedway is located 20 miles south of Green Bay on County “R” in Francis Creek. For more information
call 920 905 1112.

141 Speedway Announces Classes, night to be Run in 2010

November 20th, 2009

(WHITELAW, WI) – 141 Speedway track officials have announced that opening night for racing on the new high banked, third mile clay oval located in Whitelaw will kick off Wednesday night, May 5, 2010.

The historic opening night will feature IMCA modifieds, stock cars, northern sportmods, hobby stocks and sport fours. Grand nationals and street stocks will be be shuffled into the weekly lineup, rotating with the IMCA hobby stocks. “While our schedule is still not 100 percent complete we are able to get a tentative schedule out, at least for now,” said track promoter Bruce Conard. “We are still negotiating with a few different touring groups for dates that may still be available. I can promise you at least two, possibly three late model shows. We will likely have some sort of sprint car race as well. Plus, we’ve still got to schedule our Dynamite Derby of Destruction and likely three four cylinder enduros.”

The four classes that will be run every week will be the IMCA modifieds, stock cars, northern sportmods and sport fours, with a fifth, rotating division being added each week.

Excavating crews began tearing up the quarter-mile, paved oval earlier this Fall. “We’re really excited to dig into this project,” said Conard. “In addition to the new clay surface, we’re in the process of putting in a catwalk in the pit area, similar to what we’ve got adjacent to our V.I.P. area for our race fans.”

The track will host racing every Wednesday night through September 1, which will be championship night. There will be no racing on Wednesday night, August 4 but the weekly program that evening will be run on Saturday night, August 7. In addition,
the track will wrap up it’s racing season with a two day Fall Classic on Friday and Saturday September 24 and 25.

Race teams will get a pair of practice sessions to test the new clay. Wednesdays April 21 and 28 a practice session open to teams in any division will be run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Those practice sessions will be free of charge for spectators.

A drivers meeting to explain track procedures and to sell pit stalls will be scheduled in the very near future.

A tentative schedule is expected to be released in the very near future at the track’s official website 141speedway.com. For more information call Bruce Conard at 920 905 1112. 141 Speedway is located 20 minutes south of Green Bay on County “R”
in Whitelaw.

Beyer Notches Historic Win in 141 Finale

September 22nd, 2009

(Francis Creek, WI) – Enduro veteran Dave Beyer led nearly every lap, dominating the fifth and final round of the Tisler Salvage Enduro Series Saturday night at the 141 Speedway in Francis Creek.

Starting up front, Beyer established the lead at the drop of the green of the 300 lap affair, putting nearly the entire field at least a lap down half-way through the event’s first 150 lap segment. Only Greg Banker was able to stay on the lead lap as the field hit the mandatory midway break. Beyer had passed Banker to put him a lap down, but in the final five laps of the segment, Banker worked lapped traffic to get back around the leader.

The second segment began with Beyer out front and Banker just less than half a lap behind. The duo ran that way until the 235th lap when Banker headed to the pits. That left Beyer a full two laps ahead of the next cars in the running order as he
cruised away to his first series win of the year. With Beyer in control, emphasis shifted to the series championship which wasn’t
decided until the final corner of the final lap.

Scott Leisner entered the afternoon leading Frank Calabrese by six points, Todd Hebel by eight and Banker by 14. But Leisner sustained damage in an incident on the 134th lap that send him to the pits for lengthy repairs, ending his hopes for the title. Banker’s exit meant it would come down to Calabrese and Hebel.

As the laps wound down, Hebel sat solidly in sixth while Calabrese tried to scramble back from an early pit stop; running ninth. Calabrese needed to pick up one more spot on the field to tie Hebel in the standings. Trailing 8th place Eliot Marquardt by a lap, Calabrese needed to pass him, then catch him pass him again to gain the needed point and force the tie.

Calabrese did manage to pass Marquardt the first time to get on the same lap, then circled the track over the course of the final 30 laps to catch him again. But he fell just half a car length short of passing him a second time at the checker, allowing Hebel to win the championship outright by the single point. Behind Beyer, Chris Fifarek, Mike Loberger, Duke Truttman and Todd Welsing rounded out the top five.

Beyer’s win became an historic one as it will go down as the final race on the track’s quarter mile paved configuration.

At the conclusion of the Speedway’s Dynamite Destruction Derby later Saturday night, the final event of the year, it was announced that the track would be reshaped and resurfaced as a third mile dirt oval.

Details of the schedule and classes for the 2010 season will be announced at a later date. The latest information during the off-season will be posted on the Speedway’s website; www.141speedway.com.

Strouf Stomps 141 Mid Am Foes

September 15th, 2009

(Francis Creek, WI) September 12, 2009 – Monte Strouf of Menchalville passed Mark Van Ritefor the lead on lap four and fought off challenges from Brett Piontek and Adam White in the waning laps to capture the caution free, 35 lap Mid American Sportsman feature at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek Saturday night.

Track champions were crowned as well, as Daryl Gerke of Whitelaw won the track championship, with an assist from Piontek, who was guest driving Gerke’s car for the past several weeks. In the super stock division Jo Gauer wound up beating Kraig Koehler by a mere 3 points to capture the super stock crown. Green Bay’s Todd Hebel won the mini stock title while Two Rivers Bruce Sand
captured the sport four crown. Polesitter Van Rite of De Pere took the lead at the drop of the green but surrendered the top spot to Strouf by lap four. Gerke was all but assured of the crown when second place points driver Travis Groelle dropped out on lap two with mechanical woes. Strouf built up a full straightaway lead but was challenged in the final laps by Adam White and Brett Piontek, who charged through the pack from 13th to challenge for the lead. Piontek squeezed past White to take second at the checkers. White settled for third, followed by Crystal Wood and Josh Sand.

Koehler fought off Gauger in the final circuits to capture the main event. Seymour’s Jamie Schmidt led every lap en route to victory in the 25 lap modified feature. Jason Kostichka, Randy LeMieux Jr., Chuck Grall and Andy Casavante rounded out the top five in a green to checkered contest. 2009 track champion George Paul won the hobby stock feature. Two Rivers Brandon Tegen led every lap en route to victory in the caution free, 25 lap sport four feature. Next Saturday September 19 the 2009 season will close with a bang. The Dynamite Derby of Destruction will commence at 6:30 p.m. The night will include Bump N Run races, bus races, Double O and Chain races and the famous trailer races.

The Tisler Salvage 300 lap Enduro will take place at 2 p.m. For more information check the website 141speedway.com. You can call 920 905 1112 for more information. 141 Speedway is located 20 minutes south of Green Bay on County “R” in Manitowoc.

141 Speedway Rained out!

September 1st, 2009

(Francis Creek, WI) – Steady rains all day long forced track officials to cancel the planned Saturday night races at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek tonight.

Weekly Saturday night racing will resume next Saturday night, September 5. Time trials begin at 5:30 p.m. Racing gets underway at 7 p.m. For more information call Bruce Conard at 920 905 1112. The track website is 141speedway.com.

Gerke Bests Fuller in 141 Mid AM Photo Finish

July 27th, 2009

(Francis Creek, WI)Whitelaw’s Daryl Gerke outdueled Cato’s Jesse Fuller to a photo finish, nipping him at the line to collect the
35 lap Mid American Sportsman feature at 141 Speedway Saturday night. Rain washed out qualifying as the heat races were lined up by point average. The program was delayed three times due to rain, but the efforts of track crews and the race teams who helped dried the track paid off as the fans saw a complete show which was finished by 10 p.m, despite starting nearly
one-half hour late. Gerke started fourth and kept Fuller in his sights the balance of the contest. Fuller kept the lead through a trio of early yellows.

Gerke kept his machine committed to the outside, while Fuller hugged the low Groove the entire race. The pair raced side-by-side for nearly 20 laps, As the two traded the lead no less than six times in the final ten laps. Fuller took second, followed by Menchalville’s Monte Strouf, Reedsville’s Tyler Bauknecht and Cato’s Travis Groelle.

Francis Creek’s Kraig Koehler survived a race long dogfight with Maribel’s Nathan Wegner of Maribel and several cautions to win the 35 lap super stock feature. Mishicot’s Matt Cherney, who earlier in hot laps rolled his machine over, made repairs and went on to finish second. Two River’s Jo Gauger took third, followed by Green Bay’s Lee Kielpikowski and Wegner, who faded to fifth in the final few laps.

Kaukauna’s Jesse Gracyalny swept action in the IMCA northern sportmod class, winning both her heat and leading all 20 laps en route to her first feature of the season, which went green to checkered. 19 year old Cheyenne Cameron, in only her second appearance at 141, took second. Eugene Gregorich of Kewaunee finished third, followed by Seymour’s Marty Van De Hei and points leader Kewaunee’s Keith Kickbush.

Cato’s Jake Fuller swept action in the mini stock class, winning his heat and the 25 lap feature. Luxemburg’s George Paul passed Luxemburg’s Marcus Moede for the lead on lap seven and went on to win the caution free, 20 lap IMCA hobby stock feature, his second of the season. Manitowoc’s Ian Fogeltanz won the 25 lap sport four feature. Next Saturday night, August 1 Subway will sponsor the night’s action. Four bicycles will be given away through the Kid’s Club at intermission. Qualifying gets underway at 5:30 p.m. with racing starting at 7 p.m. For more information call (920) 905 1112. 141 Speedway is located 25 minutes south of Green Bay off County “R” in Francis Creek. The track’s website is 141speedway.com.

by Joe and Jordan Verdegan

Champions File Entries for “Clash at Creek” Wednesday July 22nd!

July 12th, 2009

(Francis Creek, WI) – Entries continue to pour in daily, many from track champions for the Wednesday, July 22 “Clash at the Creek” special dirt on asphalt night at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek. The special mid-week show will showcase IMCA northern sportmods, stock cars and hobby stocks along with sport fours. The sportmods will scrap for a $700 top prize while stock cars will battle for a $600 top prize. Hobby stocks and sport fours will battle for $200 and $150 to win in their respective feature races.

Among the latest drivers to enter are 2008 Thunder Hill Raceway sportmod champion Jeff “Pe Pe” Vlies. “I plan on running one of the two Saturdays prior the special event,” said Vlies. “It sounds like a lot of fun.” A return to the asphalt is what Merrill’s Donnie Woller is looking forward to. A feature winner this year with his IMCA northern sportmod at Langlade County Speedway in Antigo, Woller is a former super late model champion at State Park Speedway in Wausau, as well as a 2003 Mid Am truck series champion. “I’ve raced there at 141 in my truck before, but the sportmod should be a good challenge,” said Woller. “I plan
on practicing locally at State Park (Wausau) because the track is very similiar to 141′s layout.”

Other early sportmod entrants include a pair of ladies – Jessie Van Roy of Kaukauna and Cheyenne Cameron of Birnamwood. Others include a pair of young guns – 17-year-old Brad Lautenbach of New Franken and 16-year-old Johnny Whitman of De
Pere. Additional entries include 66-year-old Chuck Grall of Pulaski, and multi-time Thunder Hill Raceway IMCA modified champion Eugene Gregorich of Kewaunee.

In the IMCA stock car class, some local heavy hitters have thrown their hats in the ring. Kewaunee’s Brian Bruechert has filed an entry, along with Gillett’s Kyle Frederick. Current Seymour Speedway points leader Shawn Wagner has filed an entry. “I ran my street stock there once with the supers in 1998 and had a lot of fun,” said Wagner at a recent practice session at the track. Clintonville’s Greg Gutt, a regular at Shawano Speedway has entered along with Luxemburg’s Chris Budzban, a local racing website designer who’ll make his racing debut July 22.

A race of champions featuring IMCA northern sportmod drivers who’ve won feature races in 2009 and former track champions will also be run, paying $300 to the winner. Contingency sponsors for this event include Tri County Heating of New Franken, 1st
Choice Auto of Green Bay, Webmaster Chewy, Elite Sports Marketing of Green Bay and Bay Speed Center of De Pere.

For more information on 141 Speedway contact Joe Verdegan at 920 676 5990 or Conard at 920 905 1112. The track’s website is 141speedway.com. 141 Speedway is located 20 miles south of Green Bay on County trunk “R” in Francis Creek.

Trittman Scores Tisler Salvage 300 Enduro

July 7th, 2009

(Whitelaw, WI) – Green Bay’s Duke Truttman passed Dave Beyer for the lead with 29 laps remaining to win the 300 lap Tisler Salvage Compact car enduro at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek Saturday. The win was Truttman’s third of his career here.

Chris Fifarek led the way for most of the first 150 laps. However his lead was cut short when he was involved in a collision with another car on the back stretch on lap 159. Beyer inherited the lead at that point and had a full lap lead on the field for the next 50 laps.

Truttman, who had maintained a top ten position throughout much of the contest, worked his way into third by lap 200. Truttman waged a torrid battle with Andy Kleckza up until lap 250, when he weaved his way through a pack of lapped cars to wrestle the runnerup spot away from Kleczka.

Truttman began chopping away at Beyer’s lead and snuck by him on lap 271. Truttman sliced his way carefully through lapped traffic to hang on to the win. Kleckza hung on for second, followed by Eddie Muenster, Greg Banker and Beyer who rounded out the top five positions.

by Joe Verdegan

Piontek Nips White in Photo

June 23rd, 2009

(Francis Creek, WI) – In his second photo finish of the season, Green Bay’s Brett Piontek nipped Adam White of Suamico by mere inches in a photo finish to collect the 35 lap Mid American Stock Car feature at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek Saturday. The event was marred by 12 caution periods. In the early going it appeared Seymour’s Jamie Schmidt was poised to win his first ever feature. Schmidt kept his lead through several caution periods. White muscled his way inside of Schmidt on a lap 23 restart to take the lead. Piontek himself squeezed past White on a restart with three laps remaining. White pulled door-to-door with Piontek on the final lap but Piontek pulled it out at the end. White settled for second, followed by Schmidt, Denmark’s Ryan Manthei and Whitelaw’s Daryl Gerke.

Two River’s Jo Gauger sped past Mishicot’s Eric Turner on the outside with seven laps to go, winning the 40 lap super stock feature. Turner took second, followed by Maribel’s Nathan wegner, Jason Kostichka and Brillion’s Randy Rahn. Valders’ Chad Vetting netted a clean sweep in the IMCA northern sportmod class, winning his heat and leading every lap en route to victory in the caution free, 20 lap event. Maribel’s Matt Rowe took second, followed by Errol Berry, who emerged on top in a spirited, race
long battle with Bonduel’s Greg Wichman for third. Kewaunee’s Keith Kickbush rounded out the top five finishers.

Whitelaw’s Kevin Naidl won the 25 lap mini stock feature. Manitowoc’s Kris Conard won the caution free, 20 lap IMCA hobby stock feature while Two Rivers Bruce Sand won the 25 lap sport four feature.

Racing resumes next Saturday night, June 27 as the Mid American Stock Car series swings into town. for Manitowoc Heating night. Qualifying begins at 5:30 p.m. with racing getting underway at 7 p..m. 141 Speedway is located 20 miles south of Green Bay on County Trunk “R” in Whitelaw.

For more information call 920 863 3377. The track’s website is 141speedway.com.

Schleis Side-steps Spinners to Win Mid-American Feature at 141 Speedway

June 17th, 2009

FRANCIS CREEK, WIS.– Jimbo Schleis took advantage of a lap-two restart in the 35-lap Mid-American feature on Hydrant Pizza/East Side Exhaust night at 141 Speedway to take his first win of the season. 

Trouble brewed in front of the 17-car field when a lap-two altercation involving leader Mark Van Rite and second-place Jesse Fuller sent the remainder of the competitors scurrying to miss the blockage.  Several machines deep in the field sustained cosmetic damage, but were able to continue.

The caution set Schleis on the pole and defending 141 Mid-American champion Brett Piontek on the outside.  Piontek was unable to mount a challenge in the outside groove and faded outside the top five.  Aside from a side-by-side restart with Josh Sand on lap 20, Schleis faced no further challenges and cruised to victory lane.

Lee Kielpikowski wheeled the high line to take the 35-lap Super Stock feature.  Nathan Wegner swiped the lead from Pete Kumbalek at the drop of the green and built a substantial lead over the rest of the field. 

Kielpikowski used the outside lane to move to second on lap six and took the lead for good on a lap ten restart.  Fast-qualifier Tim Conard worked his way through the invert to the second spot by lap 15, but was unable to track down Kielpikowski.

The final five laps of the IMCA Northern Sportmod feature featured the “Matt and Matt Show.”  Matt Vetting was able to track down Matt Rowe and make the fateful pass with two laps remaining in the 20-lap feature event.

Defending Mini-Stock champion Kurt Naidl sailed to a win in the 25-lap feature event.  Naidl grabbed the lead from Jason Novak on lap four, and never looked back. Rowe atoned for his second place finish to Vetting in the IMCA Hobby Stock feature. The feature seemed as though it would belong to Kris Conard, until his machine began leaking fuel.  After the black flag was displayed to Conard, Rowe inherited the lead and held off several challenges in the final laps.

The final feature event of the evening may have been the most exciting.  Dave Gauger Sr. led from the drop of the green until the white flag lap.  On the final lap he was tracked down by Ian Fogeltanz and fast-qualifier Bruce Sand.  The trio was three-abreast down the backstretch until Sand backed his machine out of the battle.  Fogeltanz held on in the line and nipped Gauger at the line.

Gerke Leads Wire to Wire To win 141 Speedway Mid AM Feature

June 3rd, 2009

(Francis Creek, WI) – Daryl Gerke of Whitelaw took the lead at the drop of the green and kept Reedsville’s Kyle Bauknecht and company at bay to collect the 35 lap Mid American Stock Car feature at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek Saturday.

Gerke sprinted into the lead at the drop of the green from his outside pole position and quickly sped away from the field. Gerke maintained the lead through three caution periods, one of which occurred with eight laps remaining. On the restart Gerke headed off Bauknecht and Travis Groelle in the final laps to collect his first win of the season. Bauknecht, Groelle, Josh Sand and Dennis
Rabas rounded out the top five finishers. Two Rivers Dave Gauger Jr. passed Josh Sand for the lead on lap 14 and sweated out a pair of caution periods to capture his first, 30 lap super stock feature win. Sand held on for runnerup honors, with Lee Kielpikowski taking third. Manitowoc’s Tim Conard recovered from an early spin to finish fourth, with fast timer Kraig Koehler
rounding out the top five finishers.

Mishicot’s Errol Berry scored a clean sweep in the IMCA northern sportmod division, winning his heat and sprinting to victory in the 20 lap feature. The main event did not come without controversy, however. While leading, Berry and arch rival Chad Vetting of Valders tangled, sending Berry into a spin. Vetting was black flagged and sent to the pit area. Pulaski’s Chuck Grall posted his best performance of the year with a second, followed by points leader Keith Kickbush of Kewaunee, Sheboygan Falls’ Rick Kretschmann and Bonduel’s Greg Wichman. Green Bay’s Todd Hebel passed Jason Willadsen for the lead on lap 9 and cruised to
victory in the caution free, 20 lap mini stock feature. Trailing Hebel at the checkers were Willadsen, Jason Novak, Allen Dillion and Kurt Naidl.

Luxemburg’s George Paul led wire-to-wire, surviving heavy pressure from Jesse Scheffer of Mishicot in the final laps to win the 20 lap IMCA hobby stock feature. In the Cretton Enterprises 50 lap sport four triple crown feature, Reedsville’s Mike Blashka
took the lead at the drop of the green. He kept the top spot through the halfway point, when a caution flew on lap 25. On the restart, two laps later Dave Gauger Sr. and Blashka tangled, drawing a yellow. Both were sent to the tail of the field. Gillett’s Aaron Dalton inherited the lead when racing resumed, with Dalton Cherney and Jeremy Hebel giving chase for the lead. Dalton gradually opened up a lead and eventual win.

Racing resumes next Saturday night, June 6 for Manitowoc Heating night, as stock car rides will be provided for the kids. Qualifying begins at 5:30 p.m. with racing getting underway at 7 p..m.

141 Speedway is located 20 miles south of Green Bay on County Trunk “R” in Whitelaw. For more information call 920 863 3377. The track’s website is 141speedway.com.

by Joe and Jordan Verdegan

Leisner Tops Tisler Salvage Memorial Day Enduro

May 29th, 2009

(Francis Creek, WI) – Scott Leisner broke free from a three-car battle late in the event to pull away and win the 300 lap Tisler Salvage Memorial Day Enduro Sunday afternoon at the 141 Speedway in Francis Creek.

The victory was Leisner’s second podium finish in as many events this year, after posting a second place run in the series opener in April.

The race’s first segment belonged to Dave Beyer, who paced 119 of the 150 laps. After the mandatory half-way break, Beyer, Leisner and Chris Fifarek emerged as the front runners, pulling away from the other lead lap cars. The trio exchanged the lead multiple times over the course of the second segment’s first 70 laps, often running bumper to bumper as they worked through the constant stream of lapped traffic.

With about 40 laps to go, Leisner finally began to escape, eventually extending his lead to a five second margin over Beyer.

Beyer moved in slightly during the final 10 lap stretch run, but couldn’t mount a serious challenge to Leisner at the checker.

Fifarek, who also led several laps during the afternoon, finished a solid third.

April winner Todd Hebel completed a late pass on Frank Calabrese to take fourth. Hebel and Calabrese both fought back from being a lap down to finish in the top five on the lead lap.

Mike McKay and Mark Mincheski battled for the sixth spot throughout the entire second segment, with McKay finally gaining the position in the closing laps, one lap down to the leaders. Pete Mincheski, John Leisner and Richie Bunnell rounded out the top ten. The only other driver to lead during the race was Jay Welsing who paced three circuits early before a series of mechanical issues dropped him from contention.

The next event in the Series is Sunday afternoon, June 21 when the Speedway will host the Tisler Salvage Fathers Day Enduro.

141’s regular show this coming Saturday will be sponsored by the Iron Buffalo, and will feature the first round in the Cretton Enterprises Sport 4 Triple Crown. Qualifying for the six division program will begin at 5:30, with the first race at 7:00.

For more information, visit the track’s website at www.141speedway.com.

Fuller Leads Wire to Wire to win PA Murray Memorial 50

May 26th, 2009

Francis Creek, WI – Cato’s Jesse Fuller led from the drop of the green, and wound up victorious in a photo finish in the Pa Murray Memorial 50 lap Mid American Sportsman feature at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek Saturday. While Fuller started from the front row, his win was anything but a gimme. He received pressure in the early going from rookie Adam White of Little Suamico. White kept second through a pair of early caution periods.

By lap twenty, defending track champion Brett Piontek of Green Bay scooted around Kevin Damrow of Manitowoc to take third. Piontek methodically began reeling in White and the leader Fuller, who had built up a sizeable lead. With 15 laps remaining Piontek caught up with the lead duo. The three ran nose-to-tail, with Piontek taking the high line, side by side with White.

At the checkers, PIontek went three wide, and you could have thrown a blanket over the leaders. Fuller’s margin of victory over Piontek was .084 seconds in the photo finish. White held on for third in his best performance of his career. Whitelaw’s Daryl Gerke
bullied his way through the field to finish fourth. Travis Groelle rounded out the top five finishers. Defending super stock track champion Tim Conard of Manitowoc rebounded after a tough week, where he blew his motor during the season opener a week ago. Conard found much better fortunes this time around, as Conard put a dusting on the field, winning the 35 lap super stock feature. Erroll Berry of Mishicot executed a thrilling, last lap pass of Kewaunee’s Keith Kickbush to win his first career, 20 lap IMCA northern sportmod feature. Kurt Naidl of Maribel fought off a fast closing Todd Hebel of Green Bay in the final laps to win the 25 lap mini stock feature. Hebel looped his machine on the frontstrech on the final lap attempting to pass Naidl for the win. Hebel, who earlier netted fast time, recovered to finish fourth.

Manitowoc’s Patrick “Opie” Oehlke scored the first career 20 lap IMCA hobby stock feature. Oehlke led the contest from green to checkered. Two Rivers’ Bruce Sand carefully sliced his way through lapped traffic and won the 25 lap sport four feature. Next Saturday night, May 30 the Iron Buffalo and Cretton Enterprises will sponsor the first round of the triple crown series for sport fours. The four cylinder class will battle for an increased payout. For more information call Bruce Conard at 920 905 1112.

The track phone is 920 863 3377. 141 Speedway is located 20 minutes south of Green Bay on county trunk “R” in Whitelaw.
by Joe and Jordan Verdegan