Kilgore and Frederick Win on Last Corner
Close finishes is how you could sum up the night at Seymour Super Speedway Sunday night. 136 cars competed in the five divisions on Da Swamp Bar night.
Shawn Kilgore used his pole position starting spot to secure the lead in the Budweiser IMCA Modified feature. Benji LaCrosse made his way from third to the tail of Kilgore right off the drop of the green flag. LaCrosse would shadow Kilgore for the next 16 laps to wait for a bobble. The bobble finally came with four laps to go as LaCrosse darted inside Kilgore out of turn two. Kilgore fell in behind LaCrosse and with two laps to go moved to the outside of LaCrosse. With Kilgore on top, the momentum off the corners would close him in on Lacrosse’s front horns as the two crossed to take the white flag. The duo ran side by side until out of turn four when Kilgore would find just enough bite up high to take the win. LaCrosse would settle in second for the second time this season. Brian Mullen would run to a third place finish. Russ Reinwald would finish fourth and point leader Jason Czarapata fifth. The race went green flag to checker flag.
After a crank shaft sidelined him on opening night, Kyle Frederick ran out front early on in the IMCA Stockcar main. Brandon Czarapata would start twelfth, and in three laps make his way to second place. Czarapata would run Frederick down from half a straightaway at the midway point of the feature. Czarapata would try his luck inside numerous times but would back off as to avoid contact with the leader. Czarapata would finally get room off of turn four with three laps to go. Frederick would be forced to run the top groove to get around Czarapata. Frederick would finally get even as they came to the white flag. The pair stayed even out of turn four where Frederick would nip Czarapata at the line for the win. Larry Karcz Jr, would finish third with Shawn Havel fourth and John Heinz fifth. The feature went green to checker.
Rob Charapata used his front row as a slingshot early in the IMCA Northern Sportmod Feature. Charapata would build a comfortable lead over Eric Mahlik and the rest of the field. Only two cautions halted the race. The last caution would be for a Tyler Wilson spin in turn three with four laps to go. Josh Long restarted third and quickly joined Brad Lautenbach as the duo made it a three way dance. Charapata would hold off the advanced of Long and comfortably win his first feature of the season, leading every lap. Long would settle for second. Point leader Lautenbach third. Mahlik and Jeremy Cota would round out the top five.
Mert Summer’s jetted out to the point in the Street Stock feature event early. A lap three caution would halt the race. Weston Frenchie would spin and rookie Dan Juszczyk would take a hard hit straight on. Both drivers were fine but their night’s were over. On the restart, point leader Gary Kasperek used every inch of the track to make his way to second and eventually grab the lead up high. Travis Springsttoh would make his way to second right behind Kasperek. The veteran would keep Springsttoh at bay after taking everything he had. Springsttoh would come up just short of the win as Kasperek crossed the checkers for his second straight win. Summers wound up third while Shawn Haydon made his way to fourth. Phil Hiles took fifth.
Ralph Liegeois Jr was the man to beat in the 4 Cylinder Feature. Liegeois would take on the charges of two-time defending champions Brian Johnson and Jeff Behm to take the win. With three laps to go, Jody Cornelius would flip over his ride but would be checked out and found to be fine. Cody Hungerford would finish fourth with Matt Brehmer fifth.
Next Sunday Night May 6th, Racing will start at 5 p.m. The races will start at 5 p.m all the way through May 20th. Seymour Super Speedway’s GPS address is Seymour Speedway, 637 North Main St. Seymour, WI 54165. The track phone number is 1-920-833-7726. You can contact Cosmo at 1-920-420-8838.
IMCA Modified Feature- 1. Shawn Kilgore, New Franken 2. Benji LaCrosse, Green Bay 3. Brian Mullen, Seymour 4. Russ Reinwald, Juneau 5. Jason Czarapata, Pulaski
Consy’s #1 1. Mike Wedelstadt, New London #2 1. Will Sorce, Franklin
Heats- #1. Kilgore 2. Jay Matthias, DePere
#2 1. Kyle Lentz, Green Bay 2. Reinwald
#3 1. LaCrosse 2. Mike Mullen, Seymour
#4 1. Mullen 2. Czarapata
IMCA Stockcar Feature- 1. Kyle Frederick, Oconto Falls 2. Brandon Czarapata, Appleton 3. Larry Karcz Jr, Pulaski 4. Shawn Havel, Algoma 5. John Heinz, Green Bay
Consy’s #1 1. Jon Courchaine, Oconto Falls #2 1. Harley Simon, Seymour
Heats- #1 1. Frederick 2. Mitch Stankowski, Wausau
#2 1. Czarapata 2. Jeremy Wiitala, Green Bay
#3 1. Karcz 2. Brandon Gagnon, Little Saumico
#4 1. Heinz 2. Bill Kelsey, Luxemburg
IMCA Northern Sportmod Feature- 1. Rob Charapata, Oconto 2. Josh Long, Green Bay 3. Brad Lautenbach, New Franken 4. Eric Mahlik, Green Bay 5. Jeremy Cota, Oconto
Consy- 1. Andy Kleczka, Suamico
Heats- #1 1. Lautenbach 2. Long
#2 1. Mahlik 2. Kurt Moeller, Seymour
#3 1. Jake Solin, White Lake 2. Tyler Wilson, Sobieski
Street Stock Feature- 1. Gary Kasperek, Tigerton 2. Travis Springsttoh, Freedom 3. Mert Summers, DePere 4. Shawn Haydon, Appleton 5. Phil Hiles, Appleton
Heats- #1 1. Summers 2. Haydon
#2 1. Jerry Winkler, Oshkosh 2. Hiles
4 Cylinder Feature- 1. Ralph Liegeois Jr, Oconto 2. Brian Johnson, Oconto Falls 3. Jeff Behm, Clintonville 4. Cody Hungerford, Little Chute 5. Matt Brehmer, Pulaski
Heats- #1 1. Trent Nolan, Shawano 2. Liegeois
#2 1. Tyler Hungerford, Freedom 2. Rachel Czarapata, Krakow
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