Feger grabs $5,000 Luxemburg victory
LUXEMBURG, Wis. (July 5) — Pole-starting Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., overtook fellow front-row starter Chad Simpson of Mount Vernon, Iowa, amid traffic Friday at Luxemburg Speedway to score his second Corn Belt Clash victory of the season. Feger, who took the lead past the halfway point after slipping back to third early, earned $5,000 in the second race at the tour’s first-ever visit to the Wisconsin oval.
Simpson held on for second at the finish, while A.J. Diemel of Navarino, Wis., who won Thursday’s opening event, was third. A pair of Iowa natives —Hall of Famer Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn., fourth in his second career start on the Iowa-based circuit, and Matt Furman of Columbus, Ohio — rounded out the top five.
A single caution, for debris, slowed the feature on the 15th lap.
Notes: Feger’s Pierce Race Car is powered by a Rhyne Competition Engine and sponsored by Cheap Cars, Pro Tire & Automotive, Griffin Sign Shop, Mulligan’s and Box Seat Productions. ... His previous series victory came May 17 at Davenport (Iowa) Speedway. ... Among drivers failing to make the feature lineup: Cody Grosskreutz, Bret Swedberg, Jason Enoch, Mike Stangl and Aaron Holiday. ... The series wraps up the holiday weekend on Saturday at Sheboygan County Fair Park in Plymouth, Wis., for a $3,000-to-win event.
Corn Belt Clash @ Luxemburg: (1) Jason Feger, (2) Chad Simpson, (3) A.J. Diemel, (4) Scott Bloomquist, (5) Matt Furman, (6) Jason Utter, (7) Russ Scheffler, (8) Nick Anvelink, (9) Tim Buhler, (10) Pete Parker, (11) Ron Berna, (12) Bob Cullen, (13) Tom Naeyaert, (14) Jim Schmidt, (15) Mark Rose, (16) Mike Fryer, (17) Justin Ritchie, (18) Joe Reuter, (19) Dave Eckrich, (20) Doug Blashe, (21) Chris Simpson, (22) Ricky Weiss. Heat race winners (among 31 cars): Feger, Chris Simpson, Utter, Cullen. Consolation winner: Berna. Dash winner: Feger.
Correction: Fixes Chad Simpson, Diemel finishing positions.