FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. (July 23) – With the green flag laps clicking off, the opportunity Benji LaCrosse has been waiting for finally came on the 36th time around the track Thursday at 141 Speedway. LaCrosse caught race-long leader Nick Strobbe and then led to the finish of the $5,000 to win King of the Creek main event for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. “It was awesome. I didn’t think I’d catch the 42 car (Strobbe) for a while,” LaCrosse said following the caution-free, 50-lapper and a quick dip in the infield pond at Francis Creek. “I knew I had to get him on the top. His car was really good on the bottom.” Strobbe, 13th in the event as a rookie last season, started from the pole and led Shawn Wagner across the stripe the first two laps. LaCrosse made his way to the runner-up spot at that point, running the higher line and chasing the leader into traffic on lap 22. A car length was the difference between first and second when lap 34 was scored. Strobbe [Read More]
FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. – IMCA Sunoco Stock Car drivers will battle for King of the Creek honors and a rich $5,000 payday at 141 Speedway July 22 and 23. Qualifying starts Wednesday night, with a $750 to win feature for IMCA Modifieds and $200 to win Mach-1 Sport Compact feature completing the program. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and $13 for seniors and students. Thursday’s show also sports last-chance qualifying for the Stocks and a $500 to win feature for the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods. Spectator admission is $20 for adults and $14 for seniors and students. Kids ages 10 and under get in free to the grandstand and pit passes are $30 each night. Gates open at 3 p.m. and an open practice starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 21. Grandstand admission is free and pit passes are $20 that evening. Free camping, with showers, is available on site. More information is available on Facebook.
FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. (June 18) – Ricky Thornton Jr. proved he can do it all again Thursday night, winning a third straight Clash at the Creek for IMCA Modifieds at 141 Speedway. Thornton banked another $10,000 after making the seven-hour trip from home solo, then outrunning Terry Phillips and Mike Mullen in a fast-paced 50 lap main event. “It’s pretty awesome. There were a lot of good cars here,” said Thornton, who worked lapped traffic as Phillips and Mullen narrowed the gap in the final circuits. “This is a crown jewel for IMCA and it always means a lot to win it.” Phillips was runner-up for a second straight Clash. Two-time Clash winner Mullen, Ethan Dotson and Billy Kendall were next across the stripe as drivers from different states filled the top five finishing positions; 76 Modified drivers from 11 states took to the track over the course of the June 17-18 Clash. Already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot and a four-time winner in five career starts at Francis Creek, Thornton drew the [Read More]
FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. – Prestige, bragging rights and a top check of $10,000 are on the line when IMCA Modified drivers from across the country converge on 141 Speedway for the Wednesday and Thursday, June 17-18 Clash at the Creek. The Clash is a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying event and pays a minimum of $750 to start. Ken Schrader is among the early entries for the 12th annual special. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods race for $1,000 to win both nights at Francis Creek. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Side Biter Chassis North Central Region and EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region and Wisconsin State points will be awarded. Pre-tech starts at noon and an open practice session runs from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16. Pit passes are $20 and admission to the grandstand is free. Modified qualifying gets underway on Wednesday, June 17. Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday grandstand admission is $15 for adults and $13 for [Read More]
By Greg Aregoni FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. (July 27) – Greg Gretz held off a hard-charging Josh Long to claim the IMCA Modified feature win Saturday at 141 Speedway. It was his first win of the season. Gretz started up front and his racer was on point for 20 straight laps as he never relinquished the lead, while Long started ninth and quickly worked his way through the field. Long got to the second spot only to see the leader using a perfect line. Long searched high and low around the 1/3 mile but could never find enough to get past. An instant classic, as they say in the sports world, is what the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature brought to the table. Larry Karcz Jr. started off up front and looked to have his night all planned out in victory lane. Unfortunately for Karcz, Rick Dix decided not to settle for third. Dix ran the bottom in the early stages but decided to go out of line with Todd Augustian and make a charge back to [Read More]
FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. (July 18) – Mike Mullen got his feet wet in the division and got his first IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win of the season last summer. He got his second win and a $5,000 check Thursday night at 141 Speedway. Mullen raced from eighth starting to rule the 50-lap King of the Creek special at Francis Creek, running in front of a field of heavyweights the last 30-plus circuits. “There’s a lot of good competition in this class,” Mullen said, after taking the checkers ahead of Eric Arneson, Luke Lemmens, Jeff Mueller and Jeremy Christians. “We went from eighth to first in winning our second heat on Wednesday and thought the track would be similar on Thursday. We made a few changes for the feature and they worked.” Mullen got to third on the opening lap and quickly found the high side to his liking. His first bid for the front spot was erased by a caution; Mullen passed Mueller for second, caught Lemmens for the lead and stayed there to [Read More]
By Greg Aregoni FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. (July 6) – Jeremy Christians told Santa Claus he would take care of his own stocking stuffer present by taking home the $1,200 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car payday on Christmas in July Night Saturday at 141 Speedway. Christians played The Grinch to 38 other competitors. Christians and Rod Snellenberger drew the front row for the feature and Christians took quick advantage of his outside starting spot and got around Snellenberger. Snellenberger stayed with the leader but had heavy pressure from Shawn Havel, who made his way around Snellenberger and set his sights on the top prize. Christians rode around the rim of the speedway with Havel trying multiple lines throughout the event to try and make the pass. Havel got an A for effort but could never make a good enough charge. Christians never faulted and took home the win and $1,200 payday in front of Havel. Snellenberger won a late-race, three car battle over Aaron Stolp and John Heinz to finish third in the green to checkered finish. Cody [Read More]
FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. (June 20) – The much-traveled Ricky Thornton Jr. made another stop in victory lane Thursday night, this time at the end of a $10,000 payday. Thornton led the last 45 of the 50 laps in repeating as winner of the Clash at the Creek main event for IMCA Modifieds at 141 Speedway. “This event is definitely near the top of my list of wins. It’s huge,” he said. “The track fits my driving style and there were a lot of good cars here. Realistically, everyone in the feature had a shot to win it.” Pole starter Terry Phillips was second and 13th starting Hunter Marriott ended in third. Rounding out the top five were Jordan Grabouski and Tim Ward. Hard charger Joey Taycher took the initial green flag last in the field of 24 and finished 10th. Thornton had started third and made his run at Phillips and the lead following an early restart. There was only one caution when Thornton was in front and the race ended with 35 green flag circuits. [Read More]
FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. – Ten thousand dollars is the top prize at 141 Speedway’s June 19 and 20 Clash at the Creek special for IMCA Modifieds. Both the purse and the quality of competition have made the Clash one of the crown jewels for IMCA Modifieds and the 11th annual event is sure to be one of the best. Ken Schrader returns to the field for the rich Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier, which will pay a minimum of $750 to start. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods race for $1,000 to win both nights at Francis Creek. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Side Biter Chassis North Central Region and EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region, and E3 Spark Plugs Wisconsin State points will be awarded. Pre-tech starts at noon and an open practice session runs from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18. Dirt Kings Late Models are in town, pit passes are $25 and admission to the grandstand is $10 for adults. Clash qualifying for the Modifieds starts Wednesday, June 19. [Read More]
FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. – IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars take top billing on the holiday weekend at 141 Speedway, running for $1,000 to win the Saturday, May 25 Nathan Bouche Memorial. IMCA Modifieds, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts are also on the card. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, E3 Spark Plugs State and track points are at stake. Pit gates and the grandstand open at 2 p.m. and racing is at 6 p.m. Spectator admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and free for kids ages 10 and under. Pit passes are $25. More information is available at the www.141speedway.com website or by calling 920 863-3377 or 515 231-5444. The Bouche Memorial is also opening night for 141’s Triple Creek Series. Stock Cars race for $1,000 to win again during the Christmas in July show on July 6 and on School Supply Giveaway Night on Aug. 10.