Local racers get head start on the season
By Bert Lehman
Editor, Full Throttle Magazine
The local race season is set to get underway Saturday, April 4 at Seymour Speedway, but some local drivers decided to get a head start on the season.
A handful of Wisconsin drivers have ventured to Iowa for a four-race series called the Frostbuster. Racing takes place on four consecutive nights at four different tracks. The series kicked off Wednesday, April 1 at Sothern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
Full Throttle Magazine has been informed by Lucas Lamberies’ race team that Lamberies won his IMCA Northern SportMod heat race, and after crossing the finish line second in the feature, was officially awarded the feature win after the winning driver was disqualified.
According to results on the track’s web site, Lamberies took the early lead and led the first four laps. He lost the lead on the fifth lap and went on to settle for crossing the finishing line in second. In post-race inspection, the winner of the race was disqualified for an illegal distributor.
Other Wisconsin drivers in the feature included Tracy Wassenberg finishing sixth, Kevin Bethke finishing 16th and Zach McKinnon finishing 19th.
Mike Mullen finished sixth and Brian Mullen finished seventh in the IMCA Modified feature.
The Frostbuster moves to Benton County Speedway in Vinton, Iowa on Thursday, April 2, then Marshalltown Speedway in Marshalltown, Iowa on Friday, April 3, and concludes at Boone Speedway in Boone, Iowa on Saturday, April 4.
We will try to keep fans updated on how the Wisconsin drivers fare.