LaCrosse leads the way at Outagamie

By Edward Anschutz 

SEYMOUR, Wis. (Aug. 23) – Benji LaCrosse only led one lap of the IMCA Modified feature Friday at Outagamie Speedway but it was the one that paid as he stole victory from Andy Kleczka. 

Kleczka used his front row starting spot to build a huge lead early in the feature. That was erased when the caution flew just past the midway point. The first to challenge for the top spot was last week’s winner Wyatt Block Jr. as he worked down low and Kleczka ran the cushion. 

Once again, Kleczka built a gap as LaCrosse took the runner-up position with three laps remain­ing. LaCrosse closed in but remained two car lengths behind. On the final cor­ners LaCrosse came in high and dove down the track to the inside of the leader as they came to the checkers. 

When the dust settled it was LaCrosse winning by the width of his bumper in a thriller. On the other side of the coin it was heartbreak city for Kleczka who had to settle for second. Block placed third, Jerry Wilinski and rookie Cody Apfelback completed the top five.

Other feature winner were Travis Van Straten in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Cory Kemkes in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods.