Matthias Makes Late Trip Pay Off


SEYMOUR, Wis. – Jay Matthias made a late trip to Seymour Super Speedway a successful one charging, from row six to win the IMCA Modified feature Sunday.

Other feature winners were John Heinz (IMCA Stock Car), Brett Swedberg (Fastrak Late Model) Tracy Wassenberg (IMCA Sport Mod), John Ashcraft (Street Stock) and Brian Johnson (Sport Fours).

In the Spectator Eliminator Rob Krull took a very wild ride en route to victory which ended with his cherry 1985 Chevy Monte Carlo getting T-Boned. Well it was cherry, Krull lost the handle in turn 3 this left Beau Schroeder with no where to go in his 1970 Monte Carlo slamming head on into the passenger door of Krull to shriek of the crowd. Krull beat Ben Rotter in the final race to take the overall win. Jordan Lesser and “The Land Shark” Jeff Schroeder also competed in the event.

Troy Jerovetz took the top spot at the drop of green in the IMCA Modified main, he and Jerry Wilinski quickly distanced themselves from the pack. The track was very racy as drivers went three and four wide through the field. Matthias and defending champion Jason Czarapata caught Jerovetz just before lap 10.

As the cross flags flew Matthias made his move down low motoring by Jerovetz for the lead. Matthias pulled away from the field picking up the win after starting 12th on the grid. Jerovetz scored a season best second, Czarapata third, Wilinski was fourth and Brian Mullen fifth. What made the win even sweeter for Matthias was the chassis he drove to victory lane was built by himself, friends and crew members this off season.

J.J. Heinz handily bested a solid field of IMCA Stock Cars en route to victory. Eric Malfroid paced the first four caution filled laps before Heinz marched from row five to the lead on lap five. Another caution flew sending Jeremy Wiitala to pit lane with a flat tire.

Bill Kelsey had a solid run going when his machine slowed and rolled to the infield. Heinz had the field covered pulling away on every restart. Shawn Wagner placed second, Wiitala marched through the pack fighting back to third, Harley Simon was fourth and Rod Snellenberger rallied to fifth after starting 20th.

Tracy Wassenberg charged from row four taking the lead away on lap three from Robby Thiel. Wassenburg set sail leaving the battle far behind. Wyatt Block had a good night go bad losing the handle on his machine collecting last weeks feature winner Jeremy Cota.