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.
By Greg Aregoni FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. (May 4) – Brian Cesar liked the idea of starting up front in the season-opening IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature at 141 Speedway. He liked even better that every lap led was $30. Cesar decided to take charge of the show and led every lap en route to the 20 lap win. Cesar had to take every challenge that former champion Brett Wenzel threw at him. Wenzel used various lines to try and get around Cesar but could never get enough momentum. Cesar took home $910 for the win which included lap leader money. Wenzel settled for second. Benji LaCrosse already has his new car figured out early, dominating a stacked field of 38 IMCA Modifieds. The win netted him a $990 pay day, which included lap leader money and extra money from Ricky Lemmens. A late caution set up a green, white, checkered finish in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature, won by Ryan Lemieux. Shaun Bangart won the 15-lap Mach-1 Sport Compact feature. One hundred and fifty-three cars battled in the lidlifter [Read More]
FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. (Aug. 2) – Benji LaCrosse couldn’t remember the last year he raced an IMCA Sunoco Stock Car but his memory was pretty good when it came time to drive to victory lane at 141 Speedway. Piloting Travis Van Straten’s backup ride, LaCrosse led the last eight laps in winning the rescheduled King of the Creek special at Francis Creek, outrunning a field filled with heavy hitters for the $1,000 top prize. “I was pretty pumped. It was fun,” said LaCrosse, who collected 28 career wins in the division before going onto more than his fair share of IMCA Modified success. “I’d raced a Stock Car one night in 2007 and 2008 and didn’t do very good. There’s a big difference when you jump in a car that’s already working well.” “It’s kind of like getting on a pedal bike you haven’t been on for a year,” he continued. “You get to the first turn and it all comes back.” LaCrosse started shaking off the cobwebs by drawing a front row start and [Read More]
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 [Read More]
FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. (July 18) – A less than favorable forecast for this weekend has resulted in rescheduling of 141 Speedway’s $5,000 to win King of the Creek IMCA Sunoco Stock Car special. King of the Creek moves to Tuesday, July 31-Thursday, Aug. 2. Practice is on opening night with Stock Car qualifying and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Mach-1 Sport Compact features on the docket for Wednesday. No track points will be given to SportMod and Sport Compact drivers. Thursday’s program features last-chance qualifying and the main event for Stock Cars, plus all other divisions running their regular formats. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, Wisconsin State and track points will be awarded. Both IMCA Modifieds and Stock Cars are on the Cowbell Street Stock Tour program Thursday, July 19 at Francis Creek. Modifieds race for $750 to win, Stocks for $500. National, region and state, but no track points will be given Thursday. More information is available by calling 515 231-5444.
FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. – The IMCA Sunoco Stock Car king, or queen, at 141 Speedway’s July 19-21 King of the Creek special banks $5,000. Qualifying begins on Friday, July 20; last chance races and the main event are on Saturday, July 21. Entry fee for the Stocks is $100. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods race for $500 to win both nights while Mach-1 Sport Compacts are on deck for a $250 to win show on Friday. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region and Wisconsin State points will be awarded. An open practice is planned for Thursday evening, July 19. Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Pit passes are $25 on Thursday and $30 Friday and Saturday; a three-day pit pass is $75. Adult grandstand admission is $15 on Friday and $20 on Saturday. Kids ages 10 and under get in free both nights. More information is available by calling 515 231-5444.
By Mike Spieker FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. (June 21) – Ricky Thornton Jr. dominated Thursday’s IMCA Modified Clash at the Creek at 141 Speedway to earn the $10,000 payday. Already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, Thornton led all 50 trips around the smooth and slick 1/3-mile dirt oval. The Clash did double duty as an Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour event, the first such held outside Iowa. Eighty-two Modifieds were entered and seven states were represented in the main event. Thornton grabbed the lead from the pole on the opening lap as Mike Mullen filed into second. A gaggle of cars, including Hunter Marriott, Joel Rust, Kyle Stickler and Benji LaCrosse, raced for the final positions inside the top five. Thornton immediately checked out from the field, establishing a one second lead over Mullen in the first five laps. Like Thornton, the rest of the drivers inside the top five ran the low side of the speedway until Strickler countered that trend. Strickler went to the top side and quickly began picking off cars, [Read More]
FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. – A $10,000 top check is at stake when IMCA Modifieds travel to 141 Speedway for the history-making June 20 and 21 Clash at the Creek. The Clash doubles as the second installment of the Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour and pays a minimum of $750 to start in the tour’s first-ever venture outside the State of Iowa. Ken Schrader joins the Modified field for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet 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 19. 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 20. Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and racing starts [Read More]