By Greg Aregoni
FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. (June 3) – Brian Mullen had to wait seven days to pick up his first feature win of the season at 141 Speedway in the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds. It was well worth the wait as he took home the top prize of $1,000 for the Red race win.
Jay Matthias rocketed from his front row starting spot and looked early to be the man to beat until he caught lapped traffic. Matthias had to slow, which allowed Mullen to play catch up. Mullen reeled in Mathias and used a power move down low to grab the lead for good off turn four.
Mullen held off a late charge from Matthias to take home the win. Benji LaCrosse moved to third late over Tyler Wilson. Russ Reinwald finished fifth. Mullen’s win earned him a spot on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.
The second portion of the IMCA Modified show was called due to fog and potentially unsafe conditions. Modifieds will run double features next week with the second feature being the White race for $1,000 to win.
The makeup IMCA Sunoco Stock Car race saw Billy Lemieux shoot from third to first on the opening lap and pull away from the field over the final 10 laps. Lemieux was disqualified in post-race tech for an illegal carburetor, however, so the win and $1,000 payday was awarded to Jeremy Christians.
Kyle Frederick led the last five laps of the scheduled Stock Car feature to pick up his second win of the season.
Defending champion Hunter Parsons was on a rail for the rescheduled Karl Chevrolet Northern Sportmod feature. Parsons picked up the win, his first of 2016, despite a couple late restarts.
Travis Arenz pulled away for the win in the scheduled Northern SportMod main.
Shaun Bangart topped both Mach-1 Sport Compact features.
A total of 176 cars showed up to compete for the weekly show. Eleven features were run as 141 did some catching up because of a partial rainout on May 28.
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