LUXEEMBURG, Wis. – If you look at most track or driver websites in the area you probably see a familiar name of the man behind the work. The name is Chris Budzban from www.budzodesigns.com.
He has kind of kicked off a new venture this year, and that is winning in the IMCA Sportmod division. Budzban earned his first feature win a couple weeks ago at Thunderhill Raceway. On Friday night he picked up his first career IMCA Sportmod win at Luxemburg Speedway.
Other winners on the evening included R.M. Van Pay (IMCA Modifieds) Rod Snellenberger (IMCA Stockcars) Scott Boulanger (IMCA Hobby Stocks) and Keith Kickbusch (Street Stocks).
Cautions seemed to be the name of the game in the IMCA Sportmod feature event through the first five laps. 5 cautions decided to keep the field close to Chris Budzban’s back bumper through the beginning of the race. After that, it was check out time for Budzban. Budzban jumped out front and let the race long battle be for second.
Jeremy Cota would work the top for most of the race with Andy Kleczka running the bottom. Josh Long would make his bid for second but near the end of the race. Budzban won the no doubter earning his first career feature win at Luxemburg. Long increased his point lead with his second place finish. Cota wound up third ahead of Kleczka. Greg Potts finished fifth.
Tony Everard paced the opening laps of the Street Stock feature before a caution brought the race to a halt. Kieth Kickbusch used the caution to his advantage and cruised passed Everard on the restart. Kickbusch led the rest of the way in dominating fashion.
He won his fourth feature in as many nights at the track. Ryan Manthei finished second for consecutive weeks. Everard cleared Marcus Moede at the line for third. Fred Davister started tenth and finished fifth.