Rick LeMieux, Brett Wenzel, Dave DeGrave and Scott Schlafke were winners on the third week of racing at The Hill on Saturday Night in Sturgeon Bay. There were 21 Street Stocks, 17 Sport Mods, 17 Stock Cars and 7 Bombers on hand to do battle. The next night of racing will be on Saturday, July 20th. The night will feature the Busch Shootout for the Stock Cars and former NASCAR star, David Reutimann will return to the driver’s seat at the Hill.
Sturgeon Bay’s Rick LeMieux jumped from his outside front row starting spot to take the lead of the Sport Mod feature. A caution with 9 laps remaining erased a big lead as Tom Stark pulled even with the leader several times. LeMieux worked the top groove keeping enough momentum to hold on to the lead. Despite the pressure LeMieux never slipped, earning his first ever feature win in the Sport Mods to the delight of the home crowd. It was LeMieux’s first win since May of 1999. Stark ran a great race but had to settle for second, Dennis Miesler was third, Jarred VanLaanen took fourth and Cody Rass completed the top five.
In Stock Car action, Brett Wenzel scored his first win of the season. Boulanger and Lautenbach had their best runs of the season to place second and third respectively. Point leader Larry Karcz Jr had his engine expire coming to the checkers and coasted across the line to place fourth. Tom Brumlic rounded out the top five.
Defending Street Stock champ Dave “The Hammer” DeGrave led every lap en route to his first feature win of the season. With a second-place finish, Dan Van Pay took over the point lead. Roger LaViolette was third, Jeff Krauel had a season best finish of fourth and Amber Delsart had her best night as well to place fifth. DeGrave also scored the win in the Busch Shootout.
Scott Schlafke led every lap of the Bomber feature for his first win of the season.
The Hill Raceway is at 812 North 14th Street in Sturgeon Bay.
FEATURE, HEAT & LCQ RESULTS
STOCK CAR FEATURE: Brett Wenzel, Manitowoc; Scott Boulanger, Duval; Jeff Lautenbach, Sturgeon Bay; Larry Karcz Jr, Pulaski; Tom Brumlic, Denmark
HEAT 1) Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; Boulanger 2) Lautenbach; Wenzel
SPORT MOD FEATURE: Rick LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; Tom Stark, Egg Harbor; Dennis Miesler, Luxemburg; Jarred VanLaanen, Luxemburg; Cody Rass, Sturgeon Bay
HEAT 1) Miesler; George Henkel, Sturgeon Bay 2) LeMieux; Stark
STREET STOCK FEATURE: Dave DeGrave, Luxemburg; Dan Van Pay, Denmark; Roger LaViolette, Forestville; Jeff Krauel, Carlsville; Amber Delsart, Maplewood
HEAT 1) DeGrave; LaViolette 2) Chase Solomon, Oshkosh; Shanon Guelette, Brussels 3) Ford Malvitz, Sturgeon Bay; Krauel
BOMBER FEATURE: Scott Schlafke, Cleveland; Kyle Jorgenson, Oneida; Tony Everard, Green Bay; Trevor Vandehei, Seymour; Dallas Topel, Green Bay
HEAT 1) Vandehei; Schlafke