Kollross IMCA Modified Memorial win goes to Reinwald

Russ Reinwald was the IMCA Modified winner at Luxemburg Speedway’s Doc Kollross Memorial. (Photo by Joe Slack, Dan Lewis Photo.Net)

By Edward Anschutz

LUXEMBURG, Wis. (June 9) – Russ Reinwald withstood an onslaught of challenges over the fi­nal 10 laps to score the IMCA Modified win Friday at Luxemburg Speedway’s Doc Kollross Memo­rial.

Luck of the draw put Reinwald on the pole for the 25-lap headliner. Reinwald raced to an early lead but a caution on lap six bunched the field and the race was on when the green flag flew.

The first challenger was Tyler Hackett as he ran the extreme high side to pull even with Reinwald. Reinwald switched to the same line and pulled away from Hackett.

Shawn Kilgore took his turn next, mounting a challenge down low as Reinwald ran the cushion, Pulling even for the lead as laps clicked away. Kilgore kept the pressure on but Reinwald held strong up top to take the win.

Kilgore had to settle for second place pay, Hackett was third, Benji LaCrosse came through a last chance race and started 19th to finish fourth. Brian Mullen completed the top five. When the checker flew you could’ve thrown a blanket over the top five.

Other Friday feature winners were John Heinz in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Wyatt Block Jr. in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mitch Meier in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts.

In all, 124 racers saw action Friday at Luxemburg.