Mullen notches Luxemburg IMCA Modified win

Brian Mullen was the Friday night IMCA Modified winner at Luxemburg Speedway. (Photo by Joe Slack,

By Scott Owen

LUXEMBURG, Wis. (July 28) – Brian Mullen has long been considered one of the top dirt modi­fied pilots in Wisconsin and Friday night’s win at Luxemburg Speedway reaffirmed Mullen’s stand­ing as one of the best around.

Mullen came from 12th on the starting grid to score the IMCA Modified victory.

Mark Joski outdueled Konnor Wilinski for the lead on lap one.  Wilinski continued utilizing the top groove and put the pass on Joski for the lead on lap 10 as Mike Mashl joined the battle up front.

Mashl then worked past Wilinski to take the top spot. Todd Dart and Mullen joined the top four on lap 13 as both came from deep in the field. On lap 15, Mullen worked past Wilinski for second and set his sights on Mashl.

A late-race caution bunched the field up.  As Mashl led, Mullen went to the outer line as the duo took the white flag. Mullen eased ahead of Mashl and held on for the feature win. Mashl, Dart, Wilinski, and Joski were second through fifth.

Troy Muench came from eighth to win his second local IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature. Craig Dorner advanced from fifth for his first Luxemburg Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod win this sea­son while Mitch Meier ran from fourth to his third Mach-1 Sport Compact win.