Kilgore tops IMCA Modified thriller at 141

By Greg Aregoni
FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. (July 28) – Shawn Kilgore, Kelsy Hayes and Greg Gretz put on a thriller of a show during the final laps of the IMCA Modified feature Saturday at 141 Speedway before Kilgore picked up the win.
Gretz and Hayes dueled early, swapped the lead multiple times until Gretz gained control down low. Hayes was not be deterred and brought her ‘A’ game up top, tracking down Gretz and pulling even on lap 13.
The 12th starting Kilgore worked his way through the field to join the top duo and the final five laps saw numerous three-wide battles. Hayes used the top to grab just enough of a lead for Kilgore to clear Gretz. Kilgore pulled a slide job to perfection on Hayes and grabbed the lead with Hayes pulling a slide job of her own back on Kilgore.
Gretz stayed with them as the trio went three-wide at the white flag. Kilgore proved to be just tough enough on the final lap to secure the win over Gretz and Hayes. Russ Reinwald finished fourth with Josh Lambert fifth.
One hundred and forty-two cars competed in the car fights. Other winners included Kyle Freder­ick in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Cody Schroeder in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Shaun Bangart in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts.