October 5, 2013“BIG MONEY” MATTHIAS CAPTURES FIRST BADGER MOD TOUR MAIN 141 SPEEDWAY
(McGrath earns BMT crown) by Chris Janda
(FRANCIS CREEK, WI) October 4 –“Big Money” Jay Matthias of Green Bay stormed past Beaver Dam’s Eddie LeMay with just 6 laps to go and cruised to victory in the Custom Windows Plus Badger Mod Tour presented by Gandrud Chevrolet season finale during night number 1 of the 4th annual Creek Classic at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek Friday night.
By virtue of his 23rd place finish, Neosho’s Mitch McGrath earned the BMT championship.
Juneau’s Russ Reinwald started on the pole but did not start the feature because of mechanical woes. By Reinwald breaking that would hand over the lead to LeMay. Lemay received a still challenge from Vlies Custom Bodies/Victory Sign BMT rookie-of-the-year Brad Lautenbach of New Franken. Lautenbach pulled door-to-door on more than one occasion and was challenging for the lead for a balance of the contest. Lautenbach’s night would come to a sour end on lap 17. Lautenbach got collected with a car that spun, ending his night.
After the restart, LeMay still led with Jay Matthias given second. Matthias powered by LeMay coming out of turn two on lap 19 to take the lead and LeMay falling back to fourth but after RM VanPay of Denmark broke in second LeMay moved up to third where he finished. Shawn Kilgore charged up to the second spot where he finished. Brad Rohloff of Pulaski worked his way through the pack from 18th to fourth. Eric VanIten used the BMT provisional to get a spot in the 24 car starting feature and raced his way from 24th all the way up to fifth. Van Iten would also earn the Wild Inc. hard charger award.
Preliminary races were run in all the other divisions, including the Iron Horse Sales & Service Badger Stock Tour presented by Kick Ass Drive Train and Iron Horse Recycling.
Racing gets underway Saturday at 3 p.m. For more information check 141speedway.com. The track phone is (920) 863 3377.
30 LAP BMT MAIN 1) Jay Matthias, Green Bay 2) Shawn Kilgore, New Franken 3) Eddie LeMay, Milwaukee 4) Brad Rholoff, Pulaski 5) Eric VanIten, Green Bay 6) Travis Spalding 7) Joe McGrath, Neosho 8) Kyle Kudick, Mishicot 9) Craig Priewe, Beaver Dam 10) Pat Zdroik, Eagle River 11) Eric Arneson, Oconto Falls 12) Mike Joski, New Franken 13) RM Van Pay, Denmark 14) Josh Long, Suamico 15) Eric Mahlik, Green Bay 16) Brad Lautenbach, New Franken 17) Lance Arneson, Oconto Falls 18) Jeremy Christians, Horicon 19) Mike Mullen, Seymour 20) Dave Zeitler, Luxemburg 21) Mike Wedelstadt, Fremont 22) Jerry Wilinski, Seymour 23) Mitch McGrath, Neosho 24) Russ Reinwald, Horicon
B MAIN 1) Joski; Lance Arneson 2) Rohloff; Joe McGrath 3) Pat Zdroik; Priewe
PRO WORLD RACE PARTS HEAT 1) Lautenbach; Kilgore
WEHRS MACHINE & RACE PRODUCTS HEAT 2) Mike Mullen; Kudick
R2C PERFORMANCE RACING HEAT 3) Zeitler; Eric Arneson
Jerovetz Motorsports Shock Services HEAT 4) VanPay; LeMay
HEAT 5) Mitch McGrath; Christians
HEAT 6) Jay Matthias, Green Bay; Jerry Willinski, Seymour
Provisionals – Van Iten (BMT) Mahlik (141)
CONTINGENCY AWARD WINNERS
AllStar Performance (2nd) – Kilgore
Wild Incorporated Hard Charger Award – Van Iten (23rd to 5th)
Vlies Custom Race Bodies (17th) – Lance Arneson
Comp Cams (3rd, 8th) – LeMay, Kudick
Quartermaster Clutches (3rd, 8th) – LeMay, Kudick
Bassett Wheel (2nd) – Kilgore
Lena Bumper to Bumper (5th) – Van Iten
IRON HORSE SALES & SERVICE BADGER STOCK TOUR PRESENTED BY KICK ASS DRIVE TRAIN & IRON HORSE RECYCLING
HEAT 1) Justin Jacobson, Black Creek; Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay
HEAT 2) Mike Schmidt, Shawano; John Adams, Denmark
HEAT 3) Devin Snellenberger, Pulaski; Larry Karcz, Pulaski
HEAT 4) Jerry Leary, Little Suamico; Kyle Frederick, Oconto Falls
BRIAN PETERSON BUILDERS GRAND NATIONALS
HEAT 1) Roger Lee, Windlake; Kodiak Wirtz, Bucktown
HEAT 2) Don Sorce, West Allis; Jo Gauger, Manitowoc
IMCA NORTHERN SPORTMODS
HEAT 1) Kevin Bethke, Omro; Andy Kleczka, Suamico
HEAT 2) Rob Kroll, Bonduel; Brian Bruechert, Kewaunee
HEAT 3) Travis Cain, Oconto; Kevin Reed, Beaver Dam
HEAT 4) Ryan Lemieux, Sturgeon Bay; Scott Boyea, Abrams
TISLER SALVAGE STREET STOCKS
HEAT 1) John Mahlberg, Denmark; Shawn Haydon, Greenville
HEAT 2) Scott Boulanger, Luxemburg; Edward Anschutz, Kewaunee
HEAT 3) Andrew Fuhrmann, Brillion; Frank Groeschel, Menasha
HEAT 4) Nick Everard, Green Bay; Jon Ashcraft, Oshkosh
HEAT 5) Kraig Koehler, Francis Creek; Phil Hiles, Appleton
HEAT 6) Jerry Winkler, Oshkosh; Justin Linder, Colby
HEAT 1) Mike Montie, Abrams; Kasey Gross, Gleason
HEAT 2) Calvin Stick, Clintonville; Ralph Legious, Oconto Falls
HEAT 3) Shawn Bangart, Chilton; Carl King
HEAT 4) Jay Orr, Milwaukee; Ethan Beattie