LUXEMBURG, Wis. – Benji LaCrosse grabbed the IMCA Modified feature win Friday night at Luxemburg Speedway.
Justin Lindner won the Street Stock/Hobby Stock Challenge Friday at Luxemburg. Other winners were Brandon Czarapata (IMCA Stock Cars) and Tracy Wassenberg (IMCA Sport Mods.)
Shawn Kilgore started up front in the IMCA Modified main event and jumped in front of the twenty-six car starting field. By lap ten, Kilgore had a lead of around four car lengths on Jeff Taylor. Taylor ran the extreme outside to track down Kilgore and take the lead on lap twelve. Benji LaCrosse started twentieth and charged up in the field and by lap twenty-three found himself in third.
A caution on lap thirty allowed Kilgore and LaCrosse to get to the back bumper of Taylor. Both Kilgore and LaCrosse timed the restart perfect and went three-wide with Taylor for a near full lap. Taylor had bite on the top and regained the lead by himself. The next four laps saw LaCrosse try everything possible to make the pass without touching the leader. LaCrosse would throw the car in the corner and allow just enough room to Taylor to keep his line. Taylor who was running the high side of the track had his throttle stick with five laps remaining causing him to slam into the wall.
LaCrosse had nowhere to go and made heavy contact with the leader. LaCrosse would be able to resume the race but Taylor was not as fortunate. LaCrosse restarted the race with five laps remaining and checked out like a grocery store. LaCrosse extended his lead by a near straightaway in the waning laps to take the win. Scott Drake made a late race charge to finish second. Jason Czarapata worked around Lance Arneson for third. Kilgore fell to fifth at the end.