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2012 Weekly Race Reports

Final Two Champions Crowned

Berna, LaCrosse, Lecker, Courchaine & Cota Cash In At Seymour Super Speedway

(Seymour, WI) September 2 Results - Derek Lecker scored his second win in a row in the Street Stocks at Seymour Super Speedway. Other feature winners on Jerry Calaway night were Ron Berna (Late Model), Benji LaCrosse (Modified) Jon Courchaine (Stock Car), Jeremy Cota (Sport Mod) and Calvin Stueck (Sport Fours)

In the Spectator Eliminator it was Ben Rotter beating out 2-time winner Beau Schroeder for the victory in the full size class. Other entries and winners were Cody Peeters, Frank Calabrese, Brian Hillringhouse, Kayla Wilcox, Jeff  “Land Shark” Schroeder, Jordan Lessor, Jen Schroeder and Ryan Krause. Thank you all for putting on a great show for the fans!

103 Cars packed the pit area as Seymour crowned champions in the Street Stocks and Sport Fours. The first feature of the night was the Street Stock main which kept fans on the edge of their seat to see who took home the title. Travis Springstroh came into the night leading the standings by 10 points over Gary Kasperek.

Derek Lecker wasted no time opening up a sizable lead from his front row starting spot. Travis Springstroh’s night took a turn for the worst on the second lap as Lexxi Ashcraft caught the front stretch wall and lost the handle on her machine pilling into the side of the point leader. Ashcraft’s night was finished and Springstroh headed to pit lane with heavy damage, he returned on the lead lap with body panels missing. Kasperek was like a shark seeing blood as he quickly moved through the field and to the back bumper of Lecker. Springstroh’s car wasn’t up to snuff as he ran in the 11th position. With Kasperek second and hounding the leader, Springstroh desperately clung to a 1 point advantage. As Lecker took the white flag a lap car spun out of turn four, Kasperek had no where to go and drilled the lapper at full speed, destroying Kasperek’s racer. He was shaken up from the vicious hit, but was uninjured. Lecker scored the win, Allan Schluter had his best run of the season placing second, Jon Ashcraft third, Jerry Winkler fourth and Jerry Kope rounded out the top five.

The Street Stock title went to Springstroh, his first in his young racing career. Ryan Blank earned Rookie of the Year honors.

Benji LaCrosse kept his cool scoring his fourth feature win of the season in the Budweiser Modifieds.

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Jason Czarapata Caps off Championship at Seymour Speedway

(Seymour, WI) - A seventh win in the IMCA Modified division has netted Jason Czarapata to his first Seymour Super Speedway IMCA Modified Championship. Other winners included Brandon Czarapata (IMCA Stockcars) Jeremy Cota (IMCA Sportmods) Derek Lecker (Street Stocks) and Calvin Stueck (4 Cylinders).

Tony Wedelstadt jumped out in front of the IMCA Modified feature and looked to be the man in charge. Wedelstadt ran up on top of the track with Kyle Kudick and Jason Czarapata right behind. Wedelstadt would continue to lead until 7 laps to go when he spun in front of the field bringing out the caution flag. Kudick would be next as leader and would spin in the same corner on the very next lap to bring out a yellow. Czarapata inherited the lead and pulled away late to pick up the win. Czarapata has a 107 point lead with 2 nights remaining in the IMCA Modified point chase. He has seven wins on the season and is the 2012 IMCA Modified champ. Czarapata was trailed at the checkers by Dave Hoerning, Eric Arneson and Marcus Yarie.

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101 Cars and One Wild Night At Seymour Super Speedway

(Seymour, WI) August 5 - Benji LaCrosse scored his 3rd win of the season in the IMCA Modifieds at Seymour Super Speedway. Other feature winners were Brandon Czarapata (IMCA Stock Car), Josh Long (IMCA Sport Mod), Nick Everard (Street Stock) and Calvin Stueck (Four-Cylinders)

101 drivers checked in for Van’s Highway Auto & Gwynne’s Detailing night at Wisconsin fastest 1/3 mile clay oval. 22 Budweiser IMCA Modifieds, 26 IMCA Stock Cars, 15 IMCA Sport Mods, 20 Street Stocks and 18 Sport Fours.

Race fans saw the red flag fly 4 times, 3 of which involved wrecks. The most serious took place in the first Sport Four heat where Brittany King made heavy contact with the front stretch wall. She had to be cut out the car and transported to the hospital. She was conscious and talking to track workers during her removal, she has feeling in all her extremities, suffered extreme neck pain and the doctors are keeping her over night to do more tests. Everyone at Seymour is wishing her a speedy recovery.

Josh Long survived the IMCA Sport Mod feature and took over the point lead.

Josh Long and Russell Franks tangled on the first lap inciting a 6 car pileup causing a red flag. The wreck sent point leader coming into the night, Brad Lautenbach to the pits with extensive damage, ending his night. The rest of the drivers were able to return in some capacity. Rob Krull and Long battled for the lead allowing Cody Hudson to work to past both of them on lap 4 and to the lead in the Mark Sortino machine. Hudson chances at victory fell to the wayside as his racer broke ending his night. Long inherited the lead and survived a green white checker restart, picking up his 2nd win of the season which moved him to the top of the standings. Eric Mahlik scored solid second after going down pit lane, Mark Joski third, Krull fourth and Franks rounded out the top five.

Nick Everard led every lap en route to his first Street Stock feature at Seymour.

Nick Everard quickly worked past pole sitter Derek Lecker for the start of the feature. Lecker’s night ended a few laps later as his machine started smoking, sending him to pit lane. Everard kept up the pace and soon found himself with a quarter track lead. Title contender Gary Kasperek went up in smoke midway through contest, ending his night. Everard cruised to the win in dominating fashion, his first ever at Seymour. Just as the leader took the checker drama unfolded behind him. Jon Ashcraft found himself crossed up coming out of turn four as the field stacked behind him, Ryan Blank and last weeks winner Travis Springtroh then made contact sending Springstroh into the air rolling twice with debris flying everywhere. The red flag flew, Springstroh emerged unscathed but his car suffered significant damage. Ashcraft and Blank were charged with the caution removing them from the finishing order, both had solid nights going. Going back to the last completed lap Everard still the winner, Joe Schwister had another solid night placing second, Frank Groeschel had his best run of the season placing third, Aaron Melchert came home fourth and Springstroh was credited with fifth.

With Melchert placing ahead of Springstroh the duo will come into next Sundays events tied for the point lead.

Benji LaCrosse capped off a solid performance winning his 3rd feature of the year in the IMCA Modifieds.

Jamie Schmidt worked the cushion around Kyle Kudick in the opening laps and pulled away early. Jerry Wilinski and Benji LaCrosse battled hard for second with LaCrosse nabbing the spot on lap 5. LaCrosse then set his sights on Schmidt taking the lead away just before the midway point. Jay Matthias looked to have a top contending car, but a flat tired ended his night. Point leader Jason Czarapata worked through the field securing the runner up spot as LaCrosse worked through lap traffic. LaCrosse went uncontested scoring his 3rd main event of the season, Czarapata second, Schmidt third, Kudick fourth and Wilinski rounded out the top five. The contest went green to checker caution free.

In the IMCA Stock Cars the domination continued as Brandon Czarapata took home the win.

Chris Loewenhagen and Harley Simon battled for the lead early as the caution flag flew several times in the first five laps. Action was halted when Loewenhagen and Brian Ambrosius made contact on the back stretch setting up a chain reaction wreck that led to Justin Jacobsen taking a ride in an ambulance to be checked over after heavy contact with Mike Schmidt. Brandon Czarapata used the restart to his advantage blowing by the competition and to the lead in only 5 laps. Czarapata never looked back scoring the win, Shawn Wagner second, Devin Snellenberger was third on his first trip to the track this season, Jon Courchaine scored a solid fourth after starting in row 7 and Simon took home fifth.

Calvin Stueck took the lead away from Andrew Meyerhofer on lap 2 and drove away from the field scoring the win and padding his point lead. Trent Nolan second, Tyler Hungerford, Shawn Bangart fourth and fifth for Jeff Behm.

Robinson Metals will host next week's races on August 12 at Wisconsin’s fastest 1/3 mile. Seymour Super Speedway’s GPS address is; Seymour Speedway, 637 North Main St. Seymour, WI 54165. Track phone number is (920)-883-7726. Racing in the five divisions that include IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, Street Stock and the Sport Fours in action every Sunday night. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. Social media you can follow Seymour on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

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Springstroh Captures First Street Stock Feature At Seymour

(Seymour, WI) July 22 - Travis Springstroh used a late race restart to pass Derek Lecker and win in the Street Stocks at Seymour Super Speedway on Action Auto Night. Other feature winners were Jason Czarapata (IMCA Modified), Brandon Czarapata (IMCA Stock Car), Jeremy Cota (IMCA Sport Mod) and Calvin Stueck (Four-Cylinders)

Derek Lecker jumped from his pole position to a sizable lead in early in the Street Stock main event. Lexxi Ashcraft and Travis Springstroh gave chase while waging battle for the runner up position. At the midway point Lecker kept his competition behind him. Gary Kasperek broke into the top 4 but after contact with last weeks winner Joe Schwister, sent Kasperek’s machine to the pits with a flat tire ending his night. Lecker looked to have the win locked up but a caution with 2 laps remaining brought the field to his back bumper. Springstroh capitalized sliding to the inside of Lecker as the white flag waved. Springstroh powered away winning his first career feature. Lecker had to settle for second, Schwister third, Aaron Melchert fourth and Justin Lindner rallied to a fifth place finish after a opening lap spin.

The win also netted Springstroh the point lead in the Street Stocks.

In the IMCA Stock Cars it was once again Brandon Czarapata taking home the win.

Photos courtesy of Dan Lewis Photography

Barry VanStraten slipped his way from row two to the lead on the opening lap. He then powered away from the field. Shawn Wagner, Jeremy Wiitala and Brandon Czarapata marched through field making quick work of the 20 car starting field. By the midway point Czarapata sat alone in second slowly closing in on VanStraten, the only guess was if Czarapata could get to the leader before the checker. A caution on lap 9 took away that question. On the restart VanStraten slid high and Czarapata drove by down low and pulled away to his 9th point night win and 10th overall for the season after scoring the Spring Thaw special. Wagner placed second after a spirited battle with Wiitala who came home third, VanStraten fourth and Harley Simon came home fifth after starting in row 7.

Racin’ Jason Czarapata scored with 6th feature in the Budweiser IMCA Modifieds.

Point leader Jason Czarapata passed Jamie Schmidt on lap 3 and never looked back scoring the win and padding his already huge point lead. Kyle Fredrick made a late race charge placing second, Schmidt third, Randy Markwardt Jr., fourth and Dean Mauer rounded out the top five.

Jeremy Cota became the first driver in the IMCA Sport Mods to 3 feature wins this season.

Jeremy Cota took the lead at the drop of the green and cruised to the victory scoring a clean sweep after winning his heat race earlier in the night. The win keeps him within striking distance of the point leader. Kurt Mueller closed in late on Cota but had to settle for second, point leader Brad Lautenbach placed third, Josh Long fourth and Mike Dauphinais fifth.

Calvin Stueck also padded his point lead by picking up his 7th feature win of the season. Trent Nolan had an interesting night that ended with a second place finish, Cody Hungerford third, last weeks winner Jeff Behm came home fourth and Jody Cornelius rounded out the top five.

Seymour is off next Sunday due to the fair. Racing resume on August 5 for Van’s Hwy Auto night.

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