LUXEMBURG, Wis. – Charlie Kroll cashed in during the 30-lap IMCA Stock Car feature event at Luxemburg Speedway Friday night. Kroll held off all challenges to earn his payday.
Other feature winners included Johnny Whitman (IMCA Modifieds), Tracy Wassenberg (IMCA Sportmods), Dan Van Pay (IMCA Hobby Stocks) and Gary Kasperek (Street Stocks)
R.M. Van Pay led the opening lap of the IMCA Modified feature event until Johnny Whitman over powered him on lap two. Whitman jumped out front and by the halfway point of the race had a straightaway lead on Van Pay. Shawn Kilgore fought his way through the pack and into a top four position.
Whitman would encounter lapped traffic with eight laps remaining and move swiftly through. Whitman cruised to his first win of the season at the speedway. He earned the win after a green to checker finish. Van Pay cleared everyone for second. Kilgore battled and eventually beat Eric Mahlik for third. Jason Czarapata made his way to a fifth place finish.
The big money was on the line in the IMCA Stockcar feature event. Charlie Kroll charged from his third place starting position and into the lead after the first lap was completed. Rod Snellenberger made his way to the back bumper after the second lap and the duo played a game of cat and mouse in front of the field. Snellenberger tested the durability of Kroll’s bumper many times in trying to find away around them.
Brandon Czarapata moved from seventh to third in a lap and a half as he bolted to the top of the race track. A couple of cautions kept the field close with a ten lap dash for the $550 cash. Kroll fought off both challenges from Czarapata and Snellenberger as they each took turns running second. Kroll picked up the win in front of the field. Czarapata increased his point lead over Snellenberger by beating him to the line for second. Shawn Havel and Rob Waechter rounded out the top five.
After a rough opening night at the track; Tracy Wassenberg had on his lucky shirt and found his way into victory lane in the IMCA Sportmod feature. Wassenberg started up front and looked like a true Super National winner as he put on display through the early part of the feature. A few cautions mid-race allowed the field to stay close.