Jerovetz captures Luxemburg IMCA Modified checkers

By Greg Aregoni

LUXEMBURG, Wis. (May 30) – Troy Jerovetz returned to Luxemburg Speedway victory lane in Friday’s IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified main event in just his second night back at the track.

Jeremy Jacobs led the opening lap and through the first caution on lap two. Johnny Whitman used the only caution of the race to make a move for the top spot. Whitman shot up top and used the outside berm to cruise into the lead.

Whitman was well on his way to victory with a half straightaway lead but Jerovetz had other ideas. Jerovetz who started 11th on the field, ran the bottom to the front. He got past Jeremy Ja­cobs on top and then set his sights on the leader.

Jerovetz went back to the bottom and caught Whitman with four laps remaining. Jerovetz made quick work of the leader and went on to take the impressive win. Whitman ran second with Jared Siefert all by himself in third. Jason Czarapata finished fourth and grabbed the point lead in the standings. Mike Mullen ran fifth in his first night at the track.

Other winners included Brandon Czarapata in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Ryan Lemieux in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, Derek Moede in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Keith Kickbusch in the Street Stocks.

Czarapata latest victory came in a caution-free contest. LeMieux used a restart to his advantage in gaining the lead and eventual victory.

Moede made his move to the front late in the Hobby Stock feature.