Mathias Claims Luxemburg Modified Feature


LUXEMBURG, Wis. – Great racing was in order Friday night at Luxemburg Speedway.

Most features had their fair share of early race cautions but all ended with excitement. Race winners included Jay Mathias (IMCA Modifieds) Troy Muench (IMCA Stockcars) Andy Kleczka (IMCA Sportmods) Derek Moede (IMCA Hobby Stocks) and Keith Kickbusch (Street Stocks).

James Tebon and Brad Lautenbach started up front in the IMCA Modified feature and put on a side by side racing clinic as the first few circuits were completed. Jay Mathias jumped to the bottom of the race track and into the second spot after Tebon gained control. Mathias ran down Tebon and started to make a bid for the lead. Matthias found what he needed and took the top honors on lap seven.

Lance Arneson started the feature in 17th position and found his way into the top four by lap eight. Mathias had all but won the race by the time Arneson made his way firmly into second. Mathias won his first feature of the season with Arneson coming home second. The Rookie Lautenbach wound up third after a race long battle with fourth place finisher Tebon. Brian Mullen made a last corner pass to finish fifth.

Scott Stewart jumped out front of the IMCA Stockcar main with Barry Van Straaten and Tom Brumlic trailing. He would continue to lead until lap 12. Troy Muench passed three cars in consecutive laps to take the lead on Stewart. Muench would pull away to pick up his first win of 2013.

Matt Junio would make a late race charge to finish a strong second. Brandon Czarapata would charge through the field after an early incident put him in the rear with ten laps to go. After being the early race leader, Stewart finished in the top four. Adam White finished fifth after coming through the last chance race.

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