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Shane Clanton Wins at Shawano; Contends at USA Nationals

August 11th, 2016

Zebulon, Georgia – Shane Clanton enjoyed a successful tour of Wisconsin last week in his Weldbank Energy #25 Super K Express/ Capital Race Car/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model. He started the week with a $10,000 win on Tuesday at Shawano Speedway before enjoying one of his best runs at Cedar Lake Speedway during the USA Nationals finale.

Making the trip North, Shane Clanton followed the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series to Shawano Speedway (Shawano, Wisconsin) on Tuesday night for the Sun Drop Shootout. After timing in 6th fastest in a field of 28 entries, Clanton cruised to a heat race victory, giving him the 2nd-starting position for the feature alongside Jimmy Mars. Following a slip-up on lap 20 that gave the lead to Josh Richards, Shane regained the top spot on the next lap before going on to record his ninth victory of the season. Richards, Earl Pearson Jr., Brandon Overton, and Rick Eckert completed the Top 5. Clanton was awarded a $10,000 payday for his 50-lap, A-Main win.

On Thursday evening Clanton picked back up with the World of Outlaws, traveling to Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wisconsin) for the opening round of the three-day USA Nationals. Transferring the top three out of the heats to the feature, Shane recorded a 4th-place outing, which forced him into the B-Main. Storming to a 12-lap consolation win, Clanton earned the 21st-starting position for the opening night $6,000-to-win, A-Main. After getting caught behind a wreck on lap 19, Shane Clanton worked his way back to a 13th place outing in the 30-lap main event.

On Friday evening preliminary action was held for the $50,000-to-win, USA Nationals. Shane got off to a fast start by winning his heat race with a thrilling last lap pass before also winning the pole dash. As a result, he started on the front row for Saturday night’s 100-lap finale with Jonathan Davenport starting alongside.

Clanton paced the first 35 circuits of the finale before Josh Richards took command. As the race progressed, the handle on Shane’s car began to fade slightly as he ultimately slipped to a 7th-place finish.

“Overall it was a solid week for our team,” said Clanton. “We got the win at Shawano, and then that was probably the best car we’ve ever had at Cedar Lake. In the past I’ve really struggled there, but we had a good car this weekend. We learned a lot throughout the weekend, and I feel like we now have some solid notes to work with at that place when we go back.”

Shane remains in second in the WoO points standings. Full results are available at www.WoOLMS.com.

Shane’s ultra-busy schedule continues this week as he follows the WoO Craftsman Late Model Series to the East Coast for a four-race swing. Action opens on Thursday night at Delaware International Speedway (Delmar, Delaware) before shifting to Potomac Speedway (Budd’s Creek, Maryland) on Friday night. Saturday will find the series at Winchester Speedway (Winchester, Virginia), and the busy weekend will draw to a close on Sunday evening at Eriez Speedway (Hammett, Pennsylvania). All four shows will pay $10,000-to-win. For more information on the events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com .

For more information on Shane Clanton, please visit www.ShaneClanton25.com.

$20,000 at stake in IMCA Cheesehead Triple Crown

June 21st, 2016

A top check of $10,000 is at stake at the June 22-23 Clash at the Creek. Both the June 24 Battle at the Zone at Oshkosh and the June 25 Fury at the Fairgrounds at Shawano pay $5,000 to win.

All three features are Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying events.

Qualifying for the Clash starts Wednesday, June 22 at Francis Creek. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods race for $500 to win both days.

Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m. both days. Pre-tech on Tuesday, June 21 starts at noon and an open practice session runs from 6-9 p.m. More information is available from promoter Scott Ratajczak at 920 360-5925.

Stock Cars and Northern SportMods both race for $750 to win at Oshkosh on June 24.

Gates open at 2 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 4 p.m. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.

Promoter Jeff Lemiesz has more information about the Battle at the Zone at 920 279-9096.

Stock Cars race for $500 to win and Northern SportMods for $400 to win at Shawano. The pit gates open at 2 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 4 p.m. Hot laps are at 5:30 p.m. with racing to follow.

Information about the Shawano special is available from Brad Luepke at 715 509-0057.

All three events will be broadcast on IMCA.TV.

Track websites are www.141speedway.com, www.oshkoshspeedzone.net and www.shawanospeedway.net.

The Blaze Blasts to First

May 25th, 2016

Shawano,WI—Mother nature was a race fan this week as amazing weather greeted race fans who took in fantastic races at the historic half-mile Shawano Speedway. “The Blaze” Doug Blashe, a veteran of thirty plus years behind the wheel, scored his first win of the season in the Late Model feature. While Marcus Yarie and Travis VanStraten each won their third feature of the season. Additionally, Lucas Lamberies and Grant Kastning both secured their second features of the year. Nothing came easy for any of the winners as they all had to battle for hard fought victories.

Jeff Curtin and Doug Blashe raced side by side for the first two laps of the Late Model feature with Curtin leading both laps. Lap three though saw Blashe pull ahead of Curtin for the lead. Tom Naeyaert quickly began to apply pressure to Curtin for the second spot. Naeyaert got passed Curtin on lap six. With Blashe, Naeyaert, and Curtin running in the top three, Brett Swedberg went to work utilizing the high groove on the track. Swedberg passed both Troy Springborn and Derek Jahnke to move up to fourth. On lap nineteen Swedberg passed Curtin to move into third. Blashe continued to stay about ten car lengths ahead of Naeyaert, while Swedberg began to close the gap on Naeyaert. Blashe went on to win the feature race ahead of Naeyaert. A hard charging Swedberg finished third right behind Naeyaert. Curtin and Springborn completed the top five in a race that ran twenty-five laps without a caution.

In IMCA Modified action Tyler Wilson grabbed the lead on the opening lap, but was quickly pressured by Joel Seegert. The lead duo raced nose to tail lap after lap. Seegert tried both high and low to find a way by Wilson. As the lead duo duked it out, Marcus Yarie began to work his way to the front after starting deep in the field. Yarie passed Kevin Feck for third on lap eight. On lap nine it became a three car battle for the lead. Wilson continued to lead with Seegert and Yarie side by side right on Wilson’s bumper. Those three continued to spar like prize fighters lap after lap with Wilson somehow able to hold the lead yet. Yarie finally found an advantage on lap fifteen making a pass up high in turns one and two to take the lead. Yarie led the rest of the way for the win. Wilson and Seegert continued to battle for second. Seegert made a last lap pass to finish second. Wilson, Feck, and Chucky Forstner rounded out the top five in a race that ran twenty caution free laps.

The IMCA Stock Car feature continued the green to checkered caution free trend. Chris Loewenhagen snagged the lead on lap one in front of BJ Giese. Loewenhagen began to receive pressure from Kyle Frederick on lap three. On lap five Rod Snellenberger crashed the lead party moving into third. Frederick and Snellenberger passed Loewenhagen on lap six. Lap eight saw Snellenberger sneak past for Frederick for the lead, while Travis VanStraten made his first appearance in the top three. Snellenberger, Frederick, and VanStraten then began a three car tussle for first. VanStraten was eventually able to make his way to the lead on lap twelve with an outside pass on Snellenberger. VanStraten held the point position the rest of the way, but it was not easy as Snellenberger and Frederick stayed right on him. VanStraten crossed the line first with Snellenberger, Frederick, Gary Kasperek, and Dan Michonski finishing second through fifth.

Karah Taycher secured the lead on the opening lap of the IMCA Sport Mod feature while Brekken Kleinschmidt settled into second. Kleinschmidt maintained the second position until Lucas Lamberies grabbed the second spot on lap five. Taycher could only fend off Lamberies through lap five though as Lamberies used an inside pass to take the lead over. Taycher continued to chase Lamberies until lap twelve when Jordan Barkholtz hustled his way into the second position. Much to the chagrin of Barkholtz, Lamberies went on to victory lane. Barkholtz had to settle for second ahead of Jason Jach, Brekken Kleinschmidt, and Jeff Schmul in the top five.

Dylan Pingel grabbed the lead on lap one of the Mighty Four feature. Pingel would hold the lead for one lap before giving way to Dustin Urban. Urban’s lead would last for one lap before Josh Slewinski took over on lap three. Slewinski looked to have the car to beat as he began to pull away from the rest of the field. Fourteenth place starter Hollie Welch moved up to second on lap seven and it looked that she would have something for Slewinski. The best was yet to come though as Grant Kastning passed Welch for second on lap eight and began to stalk Slewinski for the lead. Kastning set a course for Slewinski and quickly reeled him in. Kastning moved inside of Slewinski on lap eleven and made the pass for the lead. Kastning went on to win, with Slewinski, Welch, Dalton Nelson, and Lucas Hacker rounding out the top five. The race was run without a caution.

Racing will continue next Saturday night with a 6:30 start time. Spectator Eliminators will be back on the docket. More Information can be found online at www.shawanocountyfair.net.

VanStraten Wins Again

May 2nd, 2016

Shawano,WI—A hardy crowd of fans turned out to see 132 competitors duke it out on the venerable half mile. Troy Springborn, Brian Mullen, Kevin Bethke, and Grant Kastning each won their first feature of the year at Shawano, while Travis VanStraten won his second in a row.

“The Blaze” Doug Blashe took the lead at the drop of the green flag in the Late Model feature, while Troy Springborn moved to second. Blashe was able to keep Springborn at arm’s length through lap 13. The following lap though Springborn got underneath Blashe to take over the lead. A caution after lap 15 bunched the field back up. On the restart, Springborn continued to lead, while Nick Anvelink advanced to second. Another caution after lap 21 set up a four lap shootout to the finish. Springborn would hold off Anvelink for the win. Anvelink has one win and two second place finishes on the year so far. Blashe, Tom Naeyaert, and Mike Mullen rounded out the top five.

Kevin Feck took off like a rocket at the start of the IMCA Modified feature race. While the ageless Jerry Muenster moved into second. By lap 5, eighth place starter Brian Mullen worked his way up to third on the track while Feck and Muenster continued to run first and second. A scary incident on the front stretch on lap 6 slowed the pace of the race and eliminated numerous cars from the race. Once the race went back to green Mullen passed Muenster right off and set his sights on Feck for the lead. Mullen got to the inside of Feck on lap 8 to take the lead away. Feck soon pulled to the pits with problems moving Lance Arneson to second. Arneson, who started the race in fourteenth pestered Mullen for the duration of the race, but Mullen was not to be denied on his way to victory lane. Matt Oreskovich finished third. While Iowa invader Darin Duffy crossed the line in fourth. Brian Joski completed the top five.

Outside front row starter Aaron Stolp led the opening lap of the IMCA Stock Car feature prior to Brandon Czarapata racing from sixth to the lead on lap 2. Stolp continued to follow Czarapata while Mike Schmidt moved to second. From the start of the race Travis VanStraten steadily moved forward. By lap 9 VanStraten made his way past Schmidt to move into the top three. Two laps later VanStraten passed Stolp for second and set his sights on Czarapata. A caution after lap 13 did Czarapata no favors as it allowed VanStraten to restart on his back bumper. When the race went back to green, Czarapata and VanStraten raced door to door for the lead while a three wide battle for third began between Schmidt, Stolp, and Rod Snellenberger. Czarapata and VanStraten continued to race side by side for the lead until lap 17 when VanStraten finally pulled ahead for the lead. Czarapata tried multiple lines to get past VanStraten but could not muster a pass for the lead. Entering turn 3 on the final lap there was contact in the three wide battle for third. Schmidt and Stolp spun in front of the rest of the field causing a huge pile up at the end of the back straight away. Schmidt and Josh Mroczkowski were transported to the hospital. As per social media both drivers are okay. VanStraten won his second consecutive feature with Czarapata, Schmidt, Snellenberger, and Gary Kasperek completing the top five.

Brianna Ambroziak led the first nine laps of the IMCA Sport Mod feature before eleventh place starting Kevin Bethke was able to make the pass for the lead. Bethke led the remainder of the race that ran green to checkered without a caution. Jordan Barkholtz made a late race charge to finish second. Zach McKinnon took third, Jason Jach finished fourth, and Chris Budzban passed Ambroziak on the final lap to take fifth.
Grant Kastning passed Calvin Stueck for the lead on lap 10 of the Mighty Four feature to secure the win. Stueck finished in second, Aaron Milavitz was third, Hollie Welch fourth, and Matt Brehmer crossed the line in fifth.

Racing will continue next Saturday night with a 6:30 start time. Spectator Eliminators are scheduled to compete as well. More Information can be found online at www.shawanocountyfair.net.

Yarie Now Two For Two, Four Others Win First of the Year

April 24th, 2016

Shawano,WI—Another stellar car count of 124 cars signed in to do battle at the Shawano Speedway. Marcus Yarie stayed consistent, winning his second race in a row. Mike Mullen, Travis VanStraten, Wyatt Block, and Jason Hopinka scored their first wins of the season at the track. For Hopinka, it was his first ever win at Shawano Speedway.

“Mighty” Mike Mullen burst onto the late model racing scene last season with multiple feature wins. After having engine issues on opening night, Mullen started on the front row of the late model feature this week and lived up to the “Mighty” moniker. Mullen led every lap of the twenty-five lap contest. Mullen had lapped the field up to the 11th position before a caution came out after lap nineteen. As the field relined up, Nick Anvelink, last week’s winner, started right behind Mullen. Anvelink, who started the race in twelfth, kept Mullen in sight but could do nothing with him. Mullen went on to pick up his first win of the year. Anvelink took second followed by Jared Siefert, Troy Springborn, and Ron Berna.

Clint Fostner led the opening lap of the IMCA Modified feature. While Forstner led, Lance Arneson made a three wide pass to move up to second on lap two. On lap four Arneson went to the outside of Forstner to take the top spot away. By lap five Marcus Yarie had worked his way up to 2nd place and began to reel in Arneson. Lap twelve saw Yarie go to the outside of Arneson in turns three and four and take the lead by a bumper at the start finish line. Yarie led the rest of the way for the win with Arneson on his rear bumper. Jerry Wilinski made a late race pass on Jaimie Schmidt to finish in third. Benji LaCrosse crossed the line in fifth.

Trent Nolan started on the outside front row of the IMCA Stock Car feature raced and took the lead on lap one. Nolan stayed in the lead until lap four when Rod Snellenberger snuck underneath in turn three and wrestled the lead away. A lap six melee slowed the pace of the race and eliminated fifth place running Brandon Czarapata. When the race restarted on lap seven, Travis VanStraten made a pass on Snellenberger to take the lead. On lap eleven Snellenberger coasted to the pit area with problems advancing Dan Michonski to second. VanStraten led the rest of the race en route to his first win of the season. Michonski, Nolan, Ryan Blank, and 16th place starter Eric Zwirschirtz completed the top five.

In IMCA Sport Mod action, Justin Woller led the first nine laps of the race with heavy pressure from Brock Saunders and Wyatt Block before giving way to Block. Woller pursued Block for the remaining eleven laps but could not muster a pass. Jason Jach passed Saunders on the last lap to grab third. Saunders and Kyle Raddant finished 4th and 5th.

Jason Hopinka led every lap of the Mighty Four feature to win his first career feature at the Shawano Speedway. It was no cake walk though as former track champions Kasey Gross, Josh Slewinski, and Brad Wedde pursued Hopinka and finished 2nd through 4th. Grant Kastning took fifth.

Racing will continue next week Saturday with a 6:30 start time. Spectator Eliminators return next week. More information can be found online at www.shawanocountyfair.net.

Anvelink Soars in McBride Memorial

April 19th, 2016

Shawano,WI—An amazing 152 cars and an absolutely packed, sold out grandstand were on hand for opening night of the 2016 season as well as to pay their respects to Shawano Speedway legend MJ McBride. McBride, a seven-time track champion at Shawano who passed way this winter, was honored by the track and its competitors as part of an emotional opening ceremony. McBride’s son Dean carried the checkered flag around the track one final time in honor of his father as many in attendance wiped away tears. Late Model racers Joe Reuter and Brett Swedberg each changed the side panel and car number on the grandstand side of the car to McBride’s legendary number 5 to resemble some of McBride’s recent car bodies. Late Model racer AJ Diemel also changed his car number to look like McBride’s 5. Additionally, countless others carried smaller 5’s in honor of MJ. On the track it was Nick Anvelink, whose father Terry was one of MJ’s chief rivals throughout the years, winning the McBride Memorial feature. Nick Anvelink who himself raced against MJ many times was dominant in victory. Marcus Yarie, Brandon Czarapata, Jordan Barkholtz, and Brad Wedde also won features on this memorable night.

Much to the chagrin of the rest of the late model field, perennial favorite Nick Anvelink drew the outside pole position for the MJ McBride Memorial thirty lap late model feature. Through numerous donations, the race was slated to bay two thousand to win as well as additional money for each lap led. Anvelink scurried into the lead at the start of the race and went to work. Jeremy Kazynski ran in second for the first four laps. A lap five caution wiped away Anvelink’s early advantage. On the restart Tayler Scheffler passed Kazynski for second, while Anvelink pulled away again. In the meantime, twelfth place starter AJ Diemel began working his way toward the front of the field. At lap ten, it was Anvelink solidly in front followed by Scheffler, with Diemel now running third. Anvelink went to work slicing through lapped traffic with the precision of a skilled surgeon. The race stayed green until a caution flew following lap twenty-six. This would set up a four lap dash to the finish, with Anvelink restarting in the front and Scheffler and Diemel right behind him. Anvelink was unchallenged though as the race went back to green. Diemel passed Scheffler for second, but had nothing left for Anvelink. Tim Buhler and Brett Swedberg rounded out the top five. In winning the race in wire to wire fashion, Anvelink pocketed the $2000 winners share as well as an extra $1288 for leading every lap.

Brad Lautenbach led the first two laps of the IMCA Modified feature before succumbing to the pressures of Marcus Yarie. Lautenbach continued to follow Yarie until lap seven when Eddie Muenster put his familiar number five car into second. At this point in the race the best battle was for position in the top five as Muenster, Lautenbach, Andy Kleczka, Benji LaCrosse, and Johnny Whitman were all vying for positions. At the end it was Yarie in victory lane, with LaCrosse emerging in the battle for second. Kleczka, Muenster, and Whitman completed the top five.

Gary Kasperek led lap one of the IMCA Stock Car feature before JJ Heinz moved inside of Kasperek and took the lead on lap two. Heinz would stay in front for the next three laps before Brandon Czarapata took the lead with an outside pass on lap five. Czarapata was able to keep Heinz at bay for the rest of the race to score the win. Kyle Frederick finished third. Travis VanStraten finished fourth after starting nineteenth on the grid. Junior Karcz crossed the line in fifth.

Kelsey Hayes drew the pole position for the IMCA Sport Mod feature and looked early on like she would have the car to beat. Hayes was followed closely by Brianna Ambroziak, while Jeff Schmuhl settled into third. On lap six Jordan Barkholtz got past Schmuhl for third position. With Hayes holding a solid advantage out front, a yellow flag flew after lap seven that would bunch the field back up. On the ensuing lap Barkholtz got to the outside of Hayes for the lead, but the caution flag flew again, putting Hayes back in front for the restart. On the restart Barkholtz again went to the outside of Hayes and to the lead in the middle of turns three and four. A lap ten caution bunched the field up again. Barkholtz was error free through on the restart and kept Hayes in his rearview. Barkholtz went on to win, with Hayes finishing in second. Lucas Lamberies took third, Jordan Bartz fourth, and Kyle Raddant came home fifth after starting eighteenth.

The Mighty Four feature saw Mike Meier lead the early stages of the race before defending track champion Brad Wedde powered into the lead. Wedde was chased for the duration of the race by Lucas Hacker and Hollie Welch who had to settle for second and third at the end as Wedde won the race. Matt Brehmer and Kasey Gross rounded out the top five.

Racing will continue next week Saturday with a 6:30 start time. More information can be found online at www.shawanocountyfair.net.

Racing Action Heats up with the Summer Temperatures

August 18th, 2015

Over 200 kids went home with backpacks as Little Ceasars and Mike’s Videos presented Backpack night at the Shawano Speedway. With the help of numerous race teams and sponsors, 225 backpacks complete with supplies were given away during intermission. On the track, Mike Mullen dominated the Late Model feature and Jerry Wilinski scored back to back feature wins. While in the Sport Mods it was Brandon Nygaard scoring his first feature win.

The IMCA Stock cars rolled on the track with a full field of twenty four cars. Greg Wichman and Trent Nolan made up the front row, however, Brandon Czarapata didn’t let them enjoy it long as he grabbed the lead on lap 1. Czarapata would lead the feature event until lap 8 when Dan Michonski would power by pushing the Czarapata to second. Michonski, who has finished second more than any other driver this year, would begin to pull away as Shawn Wagner began to battle for second. Michonski would never relinquish the top spot as he picked up his first feature win in 2015. Wagner would grab second late in the race while Czarapata held on for third. Scott Stewart and Michael Schmidt would round out the top 5.

The IMCA Sport Mods began Brandon Nygaard and Austin Carter leading the field to the line. Nygaard would jump to the lead on lap 1 with Brianna Ambroziak moving into the second spot. Nygaard would begin to pull away until a lap 4 caution reset the field, on the restart Wyatt Block would grab the second spot with Ambroziak falling to third. Nygaard would again pull out to a sizeable lead only to have the lead eliminated by another caution on lap 11 and on lap 15. Nygaard was one his game running the high side to perfection and cruising to his first ever feature win. Lucas Lamberies powered his way to second with Block third and Jason Jach fourth. Brekken Kleinschmidt fought to fifth.

The Late Model division saw Joe Reuter jump to the early lead with Doug Blashe grabbing second. Blashe would slide past Reuter on lap 3 and lead the feature for the next six laps. Mike Mullen, who has been strong in his rookie late model campaign, would power past Blashe on lap 8 and never look back. Mullen would build a lead of nearly a half of the track before a late caution bunched the field back up. Mullen would be up to the restart and again storm to a commanding lead on his way to the win. Nick Anvelink would move to second while Blashe held on to third. Ron Berna and Troy Springborn rounded out the top five.

Jerry Wilinski, fresh off a feature win last week would grab the lead on lap four of the IMCA Modified feature. John Peters and Kevin Feck would take turns in the runner up spot trying to track down the Wilinski machine. Feck would eventually grab hold of the second spot and hold through the last half of the race. Wilinski would cruise to his second feature win in as many weeks. Mitch Stankowski would grab the third spot with Matt Oreskovich and John Berna completing the top five.

The 4 Cylinders completed the night with their feature event. Hollie Welch, who spent many hours organizing the back pack giveaway, would take the lead on lap 3 of the feature event. Welch would be up to the challenge as she fought off Brad Wedde throughout the race including two cautions. Welch would grab the win with Wedde, Calvin Stueck, Grant Kastning, and Carl King finishing in the top five.

Racing returns to the Speedway Tuesday night as the World of Outlaw Late Models compete in the 50 lap Sun Drop Shootout.

Shane Clanton Shines at Shawano for $10k Payday; USA Nationals Next

August 1st, 2015

Zebulon, Georgia -Shane Clanton emerged victorious on Tuesday evening in his Weldbank Energy #25 Capital/Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series (WoOLMS) at Shawano Speedway.

Traveling to Shawano Speedway (Shawano, Wisconsin) on Tuesday night, Shane Clanton looked to extend his advantage atop the World of Outlaws Late Model Series (WoOLMS) standings. Battling against a field of twenty-seven entries, Shane logged the 6th quickest time in time trials. Scoring a runner-up finish in his heat to Eric Wells, Clanton earned a 2nd place starting spot in the feature after the redraw. Holding off late race pressure from Earl Pearson Jr., Shane led all 50 laps capturing a $10,550 payday. Clanton cruised to his 13th victory of the season with Earl Pearson Jr., Jimmy Mars, A.J. Diemel, and Josh Richards trailing him to the finish line.

“Wow, what race that was here tonight,” said a relieved Clanton in victory lane. “There late in the race I couldn’t really steer through the middle of the corners, and I was afraid Earl (Pearson Jr.) would get me. Luckily I was able to stay out front and get another win. This is just an amazing season that we have going right now, and I want to thank my crew, sponsors, and fans for their great support.”

Shane continues to reside atop the latest WoOLMS standings. Full results and the latest series’ standings are available at www.WoOLMS.com .

The Weldbank Energy team now has their focuse placed on this weekend’s 28th Annual USA Nationals at Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wisconsin). Action opens on Thursday evening with a $6,000-to-win affair. Friday and Saturday will be headlined by the annual USA Nationals with a $50,000 prize on the line for the winner of Saturday’s finale. For more information on the event, please visit www.WoOLMS.com and www.CedarLakeSpeedway.com .

Shane Clanton would like to thank all of his sponsors including Weldbank Energy, Capital Race Cars, Hornburg Oil, Penn Gold Well Services, Clements Racing Engines, VP Racing Fuels, Super K Express, Hoosier Tire South, Keyser Manufacturing, GW Performance, Southern Fibernet Inc., Quarter Master, Bert Transmission, Weld Racing, Five Star Stock Car Bodies, Bulldog Rear Ends, Cizmar Racing, CV Products, Bicknell Racing Calipers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Simpson Race Products, Integra Racing Shocks, Integra MX Springs, Beyea Custom Headers, Mason Racin Inc., Sweet Manufacturing, Peterson Fluid Systems, Driven Oil, TWM Racing Products, Turbo Start Racing Batteries, Slavic Graphics and Apparel, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Shane Clanton, please visit www.ShaneClanton25.com .

Buckbee and Smith Join Hall of Fame as Racing Heats up.

July 28th, 2015

It was a warm and muggy night as the Shawano Speedway welcomed two new member to the Hall of Fame. With 100’s of friends and family in attendance, JJ Smith and Chuck Buckbee were welcomed to the Hall of Fame during a ceremony at intermission. A great crowd was on hand to witness the ceremony and was given the added treat of some fantastic racing action.

The IMCA Stock cars got the show started with everyone seeing if Travis Van Straten’s streak of feature wins would extend to 10 or would Dan Michonski end his streak of 3 runner up finishes. Fans would have to wait to the very last lap to find out as Van Straten and Michonski quickly moved to the front of the pack and fought it out man to man. Lap after lap, the lead changed hands a few times during the laps but Van Straten always seemed to have slight lead at the line. In the end, both streaks would continue with Van Straten picking up his tenth win in a row. Michonski finished second with Dustin Loberger third, Gary Kasperek grabbed fourth and Mike Schmidt took home fifth after starting 14th.

The IMCA Sport Mods began with Tyler Thiex leading the pack to the line. Brandon Nygaard would grab the lead on lap one and pace the field for the first few laps until Thiex took the spot on lap four. The lead was short lived as Jordan Barkholtz took the top spot on lap six and would show the way until lap 11 when Wyatt Block made his move to the front. Block and Barkholtz would battle for a few laps before Block would break away and cruise to an easy win with Barkholtz holding second, Jason Jach made his way forward grabbing third while Thiex and Nygaard rounded out the top five.

The Late Model division rolled out for the third feature of the night with Jeremy Kazynski and Aaron Wickersheim leading the field. However, Brett Swedberg, starting outside row 2, would split the front line on the start grabbing the lead on lap one. Swedberg would fend off an early challenge by Jared Siefert. While those two battled it out, Mike Mullen and Nick Anvelink were slicing through the field. On lap 8 Mullen grabbed second and began his battle with Swedberg. Anvelink would move into fourth and the field seemed to spread out. Meanwhile, Troy Springborn found a line that really agreed with his car and he began to rapidly move forward. Springborn, having started nineteenth grabbed fourth from Anvelink late in the race while Swedberg rolled to an impressive win. Mullen, Siefert, Springborn and Anvelink completed the top five.

Shawn Frelich led the opening laps of the IMCA Modifieds feature event only to have Kevin Feck grab the spot on lap five. Feck using the high groove to perfection continued his lead until the car of Jerry WIlinski took advantage of a bobble and took over the top spot. Marcus Yarie would grab second on the same lap. Wilinski and Yarie would lead the field running in each other tires track for the last half of the race. On lap 19, Yarie decided he had enough following and stormed to the lead. Yarie would hold on the final two laps to pick up the win with Wilinski grabbing second. Mitch Stankowski completed a strong run with a third place finish while Mike Mullen, pulling double duty, finished fourth. Matt Oreskovich would round out the top five.

The 4 Cylinders completed the night with their feature event. Aaron Milavitz took the top spot for the first four laps only to have Jasper Drengler grab the lead on lap five. Drengler would never give up the top spot as he drove to his second feature win in two weeks. Grant Kastning grabbed the runner up spot on lap 8, however, that was as far as he was going to get. Calvin Stueck grabbed third and Milavitz was fourth.

Racing returns to the Speedway Tuesday night as the World of Outlaw Late Models compete in the 50 lap Sun Drop Shootout.

Five New Faces Race To Victory Lane In Week Two

May 5th, 2015

Shawano,WI—Former track champions Nick Anvelink, Jerry Wilinski, and Tracy Wassenberg each raced to their first wins of the year at the historic half mile Shawano Speedway. While Jusin Jacobsen held off a defending track champion for his first win of the year, and Jasper Drengler again showed why he is one of the top pilots in the area en route to victory lane.

Brett Swedberg shot from his front row starting position and into the lead at the start of the Late Model feature, while Paul Parker and Nick Avelink moved into second and third in the race. On the third lap Anvelink cleared Parker to move to second and quickly began to erase Swedberg’s lead. On lap eight of the race Anvelink pulled even with Swedberg as the pair raced side by side for the next two laps with Anvelink taking the lead on lap 10. Swedberg stayed with Anvelink for the next few laps as the pair continued to tour the track alongside one another. On lap thirteen though Swedberg’s machine began to smoke and lost power coasting into the pits. This put Anvelink oiut in front by himself. Anvelink cruised to his first win of the year. Paul Parker took second. Doug Blashe finished in third.

Mark Weisnicht took the lead on the opening lap of the IMCA Modified feature and wasted no time pulling to a considerable lead over Mitch Stankowski. With nearly a half straight away lead by lap 6, Weisnicht dropped off the pace and pulled pitside. This handed the lead to Stankowski on lap 7. A caution flag then bunched the field back up. Lap 8 saw Jerry Wilinski nose ahead of Stankowski to take the lead away. Stankowski powered back to the outside of Wilinski on lap 9 to take back the lead. Stankowski continued to lead Wilinski and a hard charging Matt Oreskovich who started the race in 17th. After the completion of lap 14 the caution flag flew. On the restart of the race Wilinski was able to take back the lead from Stankowski. Another caution period after lap 17 set up a 3 lap shootout to the finish. As the race went back to green Wilinski stayed in the lead with Oreskovich putting the pass on Stankowski for second. As the checkered flag waived it was Wilinski winning over Oreskovich, while Marcus Yarie passed Stankowski coming out of turn four to take third away.

Justin Jacobsen and Gary Kasperek raced door to door for the first few laps of the IMCA Stock Car feature before Jacobsen began to pull away. Jacobsen masterfully worked the high line of the race track as the race stayed green. Lap 8 saw Travis VanStraten assert himself in the second position. With Jacobsen continuing to lead, VanStraten began to chip away at the lead. On lap 14 VanStraten moved to within to car lengths of Jacobsen as the pair now raced through lapped traffic. Over the last five laps of the race VanStraten applied heavy pressure to Jacobsen, but Jacobsen never faltered. The pair raced the final lap side by side with Jacobsen winning at the line. Brandon Czarapata finished third in the race over Kasperek.

The IMCA Sport Mod feature was paced early by Justin Woller though he received plenty of pressure from Jordan Barkholtz. Barkholtz got into the back of Woller while trying to make the pass for the lead on lap 11 causing Woller to spin. Barkoltz was sent to the rear of the field, while Woller was given back the lead on the restart. When the green flag flew again Woller was joined by Tracy Wassenberg, Lucas Lamberies, and Wyatt Block in the battle for the lead. Woller spun while exiting turn four on lap 16 handing Wassenberg the point position. Wassenberg held of Wyatt Block for the win. It was Block second runnerup finish in a row. Lucas Lamberies took third for the second straight week.

Jasper Drengler wrestled the lead from Calvin Stueck on lap 6 of the Mighty Four feature and went on to pick up the victory. Stueck held off Matt Brehmer to finish second.

Racing will continue next Saturday night with Ladies night. As part of mother’s day weekend the first 500 ladies will get in free. Racing starts at 6:30. More information can be found online at www.shawanospeedway.net.

2015 Season Off and Running

April 20th, 2015

Shawano,WI,—Defending track champions Ron Berna and Travis VanStraten along with Matt Oreskovich, Brock Saunders, and Grant Kastning raced to wins on opening night of the 53rd year of racing at the Shawano Speedway.

After suffering engine problems during Friday nights practice Brett Swedberg came back strong on Saturday. Swedberg led the first three laps of the Late Model feature before Ron Berna raced to the inside of Swedberg on lap four to take the lead away. Swedberg stayed right on the tail of Berna as the race went on. Swedberg got a nose to the inside of Berna on more than one occasion, but could not make a pass. Late in the race smoke began to show from the back of Swedberg’s mount. On lap twenty two Swedberg dropped off the pace and was forced pit side. Berna went on to win the race holding off Tom Naeyaert and Troy Springborn after a lap twenty three restart.

At the start of the IMCA Modified feature it looked as though defending track champion Marcus Yarie would run away and hide. Yarie started outside row one and quickly put distance between himself and Chris Engels. After a lap four restart Lance Arneson moved to second, while John Berna and Matt Oreskovich battled for third. On lap seven Oreskovich passed Berna to take third. With Yarie still leading, Oreskovich ran down Arneson and made the pass to move into second place on lap thirteen. Oreskovich then set his sights on Yarie. Entering turn one on lap fifteen, Oreskovich snagged the lead. Oreskovich held the lead the rest of the race. Yarie finished second. Eddie Muenster made a late race pass to take third from Arneson.

Mike Schmidt held the lead of the IMCA Stock Car feature for the first four laps of the race until Travis VanStraten took over the point position. VanStraten, last year’s track champion, began to pull away from the rest of the pack while Brandon Czarapata raced to second. The race wne t green to checkered without a caution flag. VanStraten picked up where he left off last year, in victory lane. Czarapata took second, Steven Stewart finished third.

After a caution plagued start, Brock Saunders put himself into the lead at the start of the IMCA Sport Mod feature.
Saunders quickly asserted himself as the car to beat while Wyatt Block, Lucas Lamberies, and Tracy Wassenberg battled for second and third. The race was ultimately cut short due to the cautions with Saunders picking up his second career win at the Shawano Speedway. Block held off Lamberies to take second. Wassenberg finished fourth.
Grant Kastning outduelled Brad Wedde to score the Mighty Four feature win.

Racing continues next Saturday night with a 6:30 start time.

VanStraten Wins Eighth, Anvelink Scores Fifth At Historic Half Mile

August 27th, 2014

Shawano,WI,-The second to last night of the 2014 racing season saw five drives make return trips to victory lane. Nick Anvelink won his fifth Late Model feature, Matt Oreskovich scored his second IMCA Modified win, Travis VanStraten secured win number eight in IMCA Stock Car action, Jason Jach earned his second IMCA Sport Mod feature, while Jasper Drengler raced to win number three in the Mighty Four division.

Josh Moesch led the opening lap of the Late Model feature before giving way to Aaron Holiday on lap two. Lap three saw Troy Springborn power to the lead of the race after starting in seventh. By lap five ninth place starter Ron Berna moved into second, while tenth place starter Nick Anvelink raced to third. On lap eight Anvelink went to the inside of Springborn to grab the lead. Springborn continued to chase Anvelink until lap sixteen when mechanical woes ended Springborn’s night. This moved Berna to second on the track. Anvelink cruised to his fifth win of the year. Coming to the race Berna held a one point lead over Springborn, but was able to extend his lead with the second place finish and Springborn’s problems.

John Peters lead the opening lap of the IMCA Modified feature before the race was stopped for a roll over by Chad Olson in turn’s three and four. Also involved in the wreck were point leader Marcus Yarie, Derek Kozak, Mitch Stankowski, and Mike Bailey. When the race resumed Matt Oreskovich took the lead and quickly distanced himself from the rest of the field. Oreskovich was relatively unchallenged as he won his second race of the year. Jerry Wilinksi took second. Eddie Muenster finished in third. Point leader Marcus Yarie fought back from the early caution to take fourth. Jake Lunderby grabbed the lead at the start of the IMCA Stock Car feature
and led the first six laps before a yellow flag slowed the race. Following the restart on lap seven Kyle Frederick took the lead from Lunderby. Frederick would hold the lead for one lap though as Travis VanStraten took the lead on lap eight. VanStraten cruised to his eighth victory and fourth in a row and extended his point lead over eventual runner up Mike Schmidt. Justin Jacobsen finished third after starting the race in twentieth. Wyatt Block raced into the lead on the opening lap of the IMCA sport Modified feature and held the point position until a caution on lap three. On the restart of the race Block, Jason Jach, and Jake Solin went three wide for the lead into turn one. Jach emerged as the leader exiting turn two. Jach would lead the rest of the race for his second win of the year.
Jordan Bartz raced past point leader Lucas Lamberies to finish second.

Lamberies finished third and sits atop the point standings entering the final night of racing. Brad Wedde led laps one and two of the Mighty Four feature until Grant Kastning flew into the lead on lap three. Kastning was soon pressured by Jasper Drengler. A lap ten caution set up a two lap dash to the finish. Drengler took the lead from Kastning on the restart and went on to his second straight win. Kastning held on to second. Josh Slewinski took third in the race and also took over the point lead. Slewinski and Dalton Nelson
entered the night tied for the point lead. Nelson’s night ended early though after he was caught up in an opening lap incident. Brian Welch and Dave Stoffer took home Spectator Eliminator victories.

Next Saturday night races will start at 6:00 as part of the Shawano County Fair. Champions will be crowned in all five divisions. The Shawano Speedway will be busy next weekend with the annual enduro Friday night at 7:00, the Trailer Race, Spectator Eliminators, and Tag Race Sunday at 1:00, and the Demolition Derby Monday at 1:00. More information is available online at www.shawanospeedway.net.

Siefert Proves He’s Up To the Challenge

August 15th, 2014

Shawano,WI—Autism Awareness Night at the historic half mile Shawano Speedway saw Jared Siefert pocket an extra $900 by virtue of winning “The Challenge” in the IMCA Modified feature. Travis VanStraten won his 7th feature of the season and 3rd in a row in the IMCA Stock Car class. Lucas Lamberies won his third IMCA Sport Mod feature. Nick Anvelink also won his 3rd Late Model feature. Jasper Drengler won his 2nd Mighty Four feature.

After an opening lap caution which eliminated last week’s winner Tim Rothe, Josh Moesch grabbed the lead in the Late Model feature. Moesch looked strong for the first five laps before giving way to Tom Naeyeart on lap six. Naeyaert and Nick Anvelink ran the next two laps side by side before Anvelink wrestled the lead from Naeyaert on lap eight. Anvelink led the rest of the race with Naeyaert in pursuit. In the end it was Anvelink winning his third feature of the year. Naeyaert finished a season best second. Ron Berna came home in third.

The IMCA Modified feature started with a battle between Cody Hudson and Jesse Peebles on lap one. Hudson took the lead and held it till lap six when a three wheelin’ Matt Oreskovich raced inside of Hudson for the lead. By this point of the race Jared Siefert, who had started 18th after taking the challenge was up to sixth. A Caution flag flew on lap nine after contact between Jamie Schmidt and Marcus Yarie. While under caution Oreskovich was forced to pull down pit lane with drive line problems. Siefert was up to fourth before the caution. Hudson assumed the lead after Oreskovich’s problems, but was immediately challenged by Siefert on the restart. Siefert took the lead with an inside pass on lap eleven. Siefert led to the end becoming the first IMCA Modified driver to successfully complete “The Challenge” and took home $900 in bonus money on top of his regular race winnings. Hudson finished in 2nd, Eddie Muenster passed Jerry Wilinski on lap 18 and went on to finish third.

Gary Kasperek raced from fifth and into the lead on lap one of the IMCA Stock Car feature. By lap four Kasperek was joined by Tom Riehl and Mike Schmidt in a battle for the lead. On lap five Travis VanStraten joined the party out in front the field. On lap nine VanStraten overtook Kasperek to gain the lead. The following lap Kasperek retired to the pits with problems. As the race ran on, Mike Schmidt tried to catch VanStraten, while challenge taker Shawn Wagner worked through the field and up to third after starting in last. VanStraten cruised to his 7th win. Schmidt and Wagner took 2nd and 3rd respectively.

At the start of the IMCA Sport Mod feature it was Kelsey “Hollywood” Hayes grabbing the lead. Hayes received pressure from Jason Jach immediately. Jach continued to chase Hayes until lap sixteen when Lucas Lamberies shot from third to first to take the lead. Lamberies went on to win his third race of the year. Hayes finished a strong second. Jach took third.

Matt Hattermann led the first two laps of the Mighty Four feature before last week’s feature winner Grant Kastning overtook Hattermann on lap three. Kastning would stay in the lead for two laps before Jasper Drengler ducked underneath Kastning in turn four to take the lead on lap four. Drengler lead the rest of the race to win his second feature of the year. Kastning held on to finish second.

Only three nights of racing remain this season. Next week is back pack give away night at the track. Racing starts at 6:30. More information is available online at www.shawanospeedway.net.

Saunders Wins First Career Feature

August 6th, 2014

Shawano,WI—On the tenth annual Bud Lynn Memorial Night, third generation racer Brock Saunders won his first ever IMCA Sport Mod feature. Travis VanStraten stayed hot winning his sixth feature of the year and second straight. Marcus Yarie won his third feature of the season. Tim Rothe and Grant Kastning each won their second features of the season.

Tim Rothe led the duration of the Late Model feature holding off the likes of Troy Springborn, Tom Naeyaert, and Kurt Moeller for his second feature win of the season. The race went green to checkered.

Tony Wedelstadt took off from his pole position to grab the lead at the start of the IMCA Modified feature. Wedelstadt quickly began to receive pressure from Jerry Muenster and Cody Hudson for the lead. Eight place starting Marcus Yarie reached the top four by lap four. A caution on lap six bunched the field up. On the restart Wedelstadt continued to lead with Hudson in second and Yarie moving up to third. On lap ten Yarie overtook Wedelstadt to grab the lead. Yarie would lead the rest of the race to secure his third feature win of the season and extend his point lead. Wedelstadt held of Jared Siefert to finish in the second position. Cody Hudson took fourth.

The IMCA Stock Car feature saw Vern Stedjee jump into the lead on the opening lap. Stedjee held the top spot until tenth place starting JJ Heinz took the lead on lap three. On lap eight with Heinz still leading, Travis VanStraten raced past Mike Schmidt into second. VanStraten quickly began to reel in Heinz, and was able to gain the upper hand on Heinz to take the lead on lap twelve. VanStraten held off Heinz to win his sixth feature of the year and extend his point lead over third place finisher Mike Schmidt.
Brock Saunders led all but one lap of the IMCA Sport Mod feature, but it would not be easy. Saunders went three wide with Don Woller and Jason Jach to grab the lead on lap one. Saunders received early pressure from Jach and then Tracy Wassenberg moved to second on lap five. By the midpoint of the race Saunders had built a nice lead, but it was wiped away after a lap eleven caution. On lap twelve Jach actually grabbed the lead from Saunders, but Saunders took it back on the next lap. A lap thirteen pileup involving Clint Forstner, Tracy Wassenberg, Bernie Miller, Brandon Nygaard, Tyler Thiex, Jake Solin, Weston Frenche, Lucas Lamberies. and Don Woller brought out a red flag and bunched the field together again. On the restart Saunders began to receive pressure from Jordan Bart. Another caution after lap eighteen created a two lap shootout for the finish. Saunders rode the high line to his first career victory, holding off Jordan Bartz and Jason Jach for the win.

In Mighty Four action Grant Kastning led every lap for his second win of the season. Scott Blanke took second followed by Jeff behm.

The four cylinder spectator eliminator race saw Brian Welch win. Duell Pecha finished second and survived a nasty rollover. Scott Williams beat Jordan Lessor in the V8 spectator eliminator finale.

Next Saturday night will be Autism Awareness night sponsored by Cody Hudson. There will also be a free corn roast under the grandstand after the nights races along with live music. More information is available online atwww.shawanospeedway.net.

Fourth Edition Of Racing For A Reason A Success

July 23rd, 2014

Shawano,WI—A strong field of 101 cars and a grandstand full of fans turned out for the fourth annual Racing For A Reason night at the Shawano Speedway. Paul Parker and Lucas Lamberies picked up wins for a second consecutive week, while Mark Weisnicht, Brandon Czarapta, and Grant Kastning each won their first features of the season. Late Model racer Joel Bennett has been plagued by bad luck all season long. He was looking to turn things around in this weeks late model feature. Bennett took the lead on the opening lap of the race with Tim Rothe following in second. Eighth place starter Paul Parker raced his way to second on lap eight while Bennett continued to lead. Parker began to challenge Bennett for the lead on lap nine. The duo raced side by side for the next three laps before Parker finally gained the upper hand with an inside pass for the lead coming off turn two on lap twelve. On lap fifteen Tim Rothe passed Bennett for second. The bad luck would continue for Bennett after his car coasted to a stop on lap sixteen ending his night and bringing out a caution. This would set up a four lap dash to the finish. On the restart of the race Nick Anvelink moved into the second spot. Parker rode the outside groove to his second victory in a row. Anvelink took second for the second straight week. Rothe finished in third, Troy Springborn was fourth, Tom Naeyaert took fifth.

The IMCA Modified feature saw Mark Weisnicht take the lead on the first lap. The race was stopped after lap two when Tony Wedelstadt’s car took a hard right turn into the front stretch wall near the end of pit lane. The incident ended Wedelstadt’s night and sent track worker Loren Rouse to the hospital as well. Once the race was restarted Weisnicht continued to lead the field. Jerry Wilinski and Marcus Yarie were in hot pursuit of the leader. By the midpoint of the race Weisnicht still held the edge out front. The rest of top five Wilinski, Yarie, Jared Siefert, and Mike Mullen were locked in a furious battle for positions. Weisnicht led the entire twenty lap feature to secure his first feature win of the season. Yarie battled to second, Mike Mullen finished third, Siefert took fourth, and Wilinski came home fifth.

The IMCA Stock Car feature saw Gary Kasperek grab the lead on the opening lap. He would hold it until lap three when Ray DePew overtook Kasperek for the lead. DePew lead for two laps before Nate Michonski powered to the lead on lap five. By lap seven it became a four car battle for the lead as Brandon Czarapata, Travis VanStraten, and Mike Schmidt joined Michonski at the front of the field. Michonski ran the top side of the speedway while Czarapata chose the inside lane and the two drivers raced side by side for the lead on laps eight and nine. VanStraten stayed right on the back bumper of the lead pair looking for room. Czarapata was able to pass Michonski on the inside coming off turn two on lap thirteen. VanStraten and Schmidt continued to pester the lead pair. At the end it was Czarapata winning his first Shawano Speedway feature of the year. VanStraten passed Michonski for second on the final lap. Schmidt finished in fourth. Shawn Wagner finished fifth after taking the challenge and starting in last, twentieth position. Lucas Lamberies shot from his sixth place starting position into the lead on lap one of the IMCA sport Mod feature. Wyatt Block, Tracy Wassenberg,and Joey Taycher chased Lamberies for the lead until a lap fourteen caution slowed the field. On the ensuing restart Block got too high in turns one and two and hit the wall ending his night and bringing out another yellow flag. On lap fifteen of the race Taycher raced past Wassenberg for second. Over the final five laps Taycher pressured Lamberies for the lead. The pair of racers ran side by side for more than one lap. In the end though, Lamberies expertly ran the outside line to his second consecutive victory. Taycher had to settle for second, Wassenberg took third, Brock Saunders and Jordan Bartz rounded out the top five. Grant Kastning led wire to wire to win his first Mighty Four feature of the season. Brad Wedde held off Josh Slewinski to take second. Tanner Westphal and Scott Blanke finished fourth and fifth. Brian Welch returned to victory lane in four and six cylinder spectator eliminators. Mike Sortino outduelled Dave Stoffer to win the V8 spectator eliminators.

Next week is Shawano Speedway Hall Of Fame night. Jerry “Medina” Smith and Cubbly Lamberies will be honored. Racing begins at 6:30. More information is available online at www.shawanospeedway.net

Lamberies Wins Challenge,Parker Wins By Inches,VanStraten And Slewinski Repeat

July 9th, 2014

Shawano,WI—Highway 22 Shell night at the races proved to be a historic night with Lucas Lamberies becoming the first racer this season to succeed in the Challenge. Electing to start last on the grid and win the race. It was Lamberies’s first win on the year. Paul Parker and Matt Oreskovich also won their first races of the year. While Travis Vanstraten made it four in a row and Josh Slewinski came from last to win his second straight.

Outside pole sitter Michael Stangl led the first three laps of the Late Model feature. Paul Parker took the lead after a restart on lap four, while Doug Blashe moved into the second position. On lap nine with Parker still leading, Nick Anvelink passed Justin Hirt to move into third. After a lap thirteen restart Anvelink passed Blashe to take second. The race stayed green the rest of the way. As the laps ticked off Parker continued to lead with Anvelink right on his back bumper looking for a way around. As the race for the lead was taking place Blashe and Troy Springborn locked horns in a battle for third. As the white flag waived Anvelink took to the inside of Parker and the pair raced side by side down the back straight away and into turn three. They crossed under the flag stand still side by side with Parker winning by the slimmest of margins. Blashe held off Springborn to take third.

Mark Weisnicht battled his nephew Chad Olson on the opening laps of the IMCA Modified feature. Eddie Muenster passed Olson for second on lap four, with Weisnicht still leading. Weisnicht led the first twelve laps of the race before Matt Oreskovich wrestled the lead from Weisnicht on lap thirteen. Oreskovich held off Weisnicht and Eddie Muenster to win his first feature of the year. Muenster passed Weisnicht on the final lap to finish second.
Nate Michonski led the first three laps of the IMCA Stock Car feature before being overtaken by eighth place starter Travis VanStraten on lap four. VanStraten would lead the rest of the way to win his fourth feature race in a row. Michonski held off Mike Schmidt to finish in second. Shawn Wagner took the Challenge and finished in eighth after starting in last.

In the IMCA Sport Mod feature Clintonville teenager Lucas Lamberies took the Challenge electing to start In last place. Lamberies didn’t take long getting to the front of the field though, and took the top spot from early race leader Brandon Nygaard on lap 5. Lamberies looked like he would run away with the race while Jordan Bartz, and Jason Jach tried to run him down. A lap thirteen caution wiped away the Lamberies lead. On the restart though Lamberies quickly began to pull away again, but Bartz did not give up. She quickly reeled the leader back in on the ensuing laps. The pair of second year racers battled it out over the final laps with Lamberies prevailing in the end. Bartz raced to a solid second place finish. Jach took third in the race. Lamberies took home an extra $250 for winning the Challenge. He is the first driver this year to win the Challenge in any class.

In Mighy Four action Grant Kastning led the opening lap before giving way to Tanner Westphal. Westphal then led the race until Scott Blanke made a pass for the lead on lap nine. Meanwhile seventeenth place starter Josh Slewinski had worked his way through the field to take second on the lap ten. On lap eleven Slewinski overtook Blanke for the lead and went on to win his second feature in a row.

Matt Congos put an end to Brian Welch’s undefeated streak to win the four and six cylinder Spectator Eliminators. While Dave Stoffer beat Mike Sortino to take the V8 finale.

Racing will continue next Saturday night with a 6:30 start time. It is the fourth annual Racing For A Reason night. More information is available online at www.shawanospeedway.net

Rothe Vanquishes The Competition Wins First On Dirt

July 2nd, 2014

Shawano,WI,-Tim Rothe has now accomplished something that few in racing have ever done, especially in recent years. Rothe raced to his first career late model feature and has now won feature races in a dirt late model and an ashphalt late model. Eddie Muenster made a lap 19 pass to win his first IMCA Modified feature this season, Travis VanStraten won his third IMCA Stock Car race in a row. Tracy Wassenberg won his fourth feature in IMCA Sport Mod action. Joshua Slewinski secured his first win in Mighty Four competition.
The late model feature saw Tim Rothe dominate the competition. Rothe led all twenty laps to win his first ever dirt late model feature race. Rothe survived numerous restarts with the likes of Aaron Holiday and Ron Berna on his back bumper, but was virtually unchallenged on his way to victory lane. Berna finished second in the race, Paul Parker took third, Brett Swedberg was fourth, Nick Anvelink finished fifth in the race after restarting 18th on lap three of the race. Rothe led every lap he raced, leading all eight laps to win his heat race and all twenty laps of the feature.

Tom Schaal led the first five laps of the IMCA Modified feature before Matt Oreskovich snuck underneath Schaal to take over the lead on lap six. Oreskovich was quickly joined by Eddie Muenster and Jerry Wilinski out in front. After a lap seven caution for debris, Wilinski utilized an outside pass to get around Oreskovich. Wilinski continued to race the high line of the track and looked to have the car to beat. Muenster meanwhile tried multiple grooves to stay with the leader. On lap nineteen Wilinski got too high in turn four and kissed the wall, breaking his momentum. Muenster capitalized on the mistake and grabbed the lead and went on to win.

Wilinski recovered to finish second. Marcus Yarie, who had taken the challenge to start last, passed fifteen cars to finish in third.
Rookie Trent Nolan paced the first six laps of the IMCA Stock Car feature, but Travis VanStraten began pressuring Nolan by lap four. VanStraten took to the inside of Nolan exiting turn two on lap seven and secured the lead. VanStraten led the rest of the wayt for his third straight feature win. Mike Schmidt finished second in the race. He has finished no worse than forth in a feature this year. Nolan held on to take third in the race. Justin Jacobsen took fourth place honors.

Lucas Lamberies shot from fourth into the lead on lap one of the IMCA Sport Mod feature. On lap five Tracy Wassenberg moved to the second position. This began a high speed chess match. Lap after lap with Lamberies leading Wassenberg tried to get inside of the leader. Wassenberg showed his nose to the Clintonville teenager numerous times and Lamberies showed great poise staying in the lead. Wassenberg kept trying to get inside of Lamberies until lap 18 when we tried the outside of Lamberies. The pair were side by side with Lamberies leading yet. As the white flag waived the duo was still side by side but Wassneberg held a slight advantage. Wassenberg pulled ahead on the final lap and scored his fourth win of the year. Lamberies took second. Jordan Bartz started last by taking the challenge and finished third.

In the Mighty Four feature race Grant Kastning led the first seven laps before mechanical woes ended his night. Matt Hatterman assumed the lead, but held it for only one lap before Josh Slewinski grabbed the lead on lap nine. Slewinski held off Jeff Behm to score his first win of the year.

Next Saturday night is family night at the track. Mom, Dad, and kids 16 and under get in for just $15, and also get 4 free Sun Drop Slushies. Races begin at 6:30. More information is available online at www.shawanospeedway.net

Anvelink Wins Fourth In A Row, VanStraten Takes Home Extra Cash In A Wild One

June 25th, 2014

Shawano,WI–With all the rain Mother Nature dropped on the historic half mile last week the racing surface was lighting fast for Hammond’s Farm and Greenhouse night at the races. Nick Anvelink scored his fourth consecutive late model feature win of the year. Travis VanStraten won his second straight race and took home $700 after winning the IMCA Stock Car feature after a disqualification. Jordan Bartz and Kasey Gross won their first features of the season. Jerry Wilinski won his second IMCA Modified feature this summer.

The Shawano Late Model feature began with pole sitter Robert Cullen taking the lead at the start of the race. With Cullen leading Nick Anvelink began working his way through traffic from hi eleventh place starting position. Anvelink had raced his way up sixth on lap six when the race was stopped after a rollover by Jeff Curtin. On lap eight Anvelink moved into second place and began to track down Cullen. On Lap eleven Anvelink pulled to the outside of Cullen entering turn one and took over the top spot exiting turn two. Anvelink led the rest of the way to win his fourth consecutive feature race. Troy Springborn raced his way around Cullen in the closing laps to finish second. Doug Blashe also got around Cullen to take third. Cullen finished in fourth.

The IMCA Modified feature saw Chad Olson grab the lead on lap one. The second year pilot was awfully racey in the first half of the race fending off the charges of Eddie Muenster and Jerry Wilinski. Wilinski, who started in ninth, was able to make the pass for the lead on Olson on lap twelve. Wilinski led to the end while Olson, Muenster, Marcus Yarie, Cody Hudson, and Mark Weisnicht waged a great battle for the next five spots on the track. At the end it was Wilinski, Muenster, Yarie, Hudson, Weisnicht, and Olson making up your top six. The race green to checkered without a yellow flag.

Extra money was on tap for IMCA Stock cars as the winner would pick up $500 to win and bonus money for laps led in the 25 lap main event. Pole sitter Nate Michonski looked to have the car to beat in the early stages of the race. After eight laps Michonski was leading with Travis VanStraten, Kyle Frederick, Harley Simon, and Trent Nolan rounding out the top five. Coming into turn three on the next lap Michonski’s car erupted in flames bringing out a red flag. Michonski coasted to pit lane and the fire was put out. While stopped under the red flag Trent Nolan’s car also had flames ender the hood. The odd turn of events eliminated both drivers from the race. On the restart VanStraten became the leader of the race with Frederick on the chase. Frederick pulled even with VanStraten on lap twenty four and held the lead as the white flag waved with the duo side by side. VanStraten pulled ahead of Frederick coming out of turn two on the final lap. Entering turn three for the final time Frederick dove to the inside of VanStraten. The two cars raced side by side coming through turn four and were still door to door down the frontstretch. At the line it was Frederick by a whisker over VanStraten. In post race inspection though Frederick was found with a rules infraction and was disqualified from the race handing the win to VanStraten.

Brandon Nygaard led the first two laps of the IMCA Sport Mode feature before Jordan Bartz took the lead away on lap three. It would be all Bartz for the rest of the race. Joey Taycher tried to track her down, but Bartz was uncatchable. It was the first win of the year for the second generation race.
Kasey Gross won a time shortened caution marred Mighty Four feature after passing Brad Weede on lap four. Wedde held on to finish second.

Racing will continue next Saturday night with a 6:30 start time. More information is available online at www.shawanospeedway.net

Anvelink Cashes In

June 18th, 2014

Shawano,WI-Nick Anvelink left the race track a bit richer after topping a field of 36 late models and taking home the $2000 top prize that went with it on Seubert Calf Ranches night at the races.. Travis VanStraten put an end to Kyle Frederick’s winning streak in the IMCA Stoc Car class. Lance Arneson and Dalton Nelson secured there first wins of the season. While Tracy Wassenberg raced to his third victory.

Troy Kuyoth led the first four laps of the Late Model feature before succumbing to mechanical woes. Justin Hirt inherited the lead from Kuyoth, but Paul Parker put the pass on Hirt on a lap 5 restart. Parker’s time out front only lasted for two laps though as Nick Anvelink raced inside of Parker on lap seven of the race to take over the lead. Anvelink led for the duration of the forty lap feature to win his third feature of the year. Parker, and Troy Springborn had a spirited battle for second with Parker holding on to the spot.

Craig “The Tiger” Bartz was back on the prowl early on in the IMCA Modified feature. Bartz led the first twelve laps of the race. On lap thirteen Bartz slipped just high enough to open the door for Lance Arneson and Marcus Yarie to slip past and into the top two spots. Yarie continued to pressure Arneson as the race ran on, but Arneson was up to the challenge and scored his first win of the year.

In the IMCA Sport Mod feature Tracy Wassenberg led the final nineteen laps after taking the lead from Tristin Peebles on the way to his third win of the year. Jordan Bartz pursued Wassenberg the entire race, but could not muster a pass. Joey Taycher held off Jake Solin for third.

The IMCA Stock Car feature saw Vern Stedjee race into the lead on lap one. Stedjee would stay there until lap five when hard charging Travis VanStraten took the lead with an outside line pass coming out of turn two. Aside from a lap sixteen restart VanStraten was virtually unchallenged. Mike Schmidt passed Vern Stedjee to finish second. Stedjee took third. The win by VanStraten ended Kyle Frederick’s undefeated streak to start the season.

Tanner Westphal shot into the lead on the opening lap of the Mighty Four feature and led the first six laps of the race. Dalton Nelson powered into the lead on lap seven and went on to score his first victory at the track.
Racing will continue next Saturday night with a 6:30 start time. The IMCA Stock Car feature will pay $500 to win plus lap leader bouns money. Also the challenge money will be up to $300 for IMCA Modifieds and $150 each for IMCA Stock Cars and Sport Mods. More information is available online atwww.shawanospeedway.net

The Late Models take Center Stage at Shawano

June 11th, 2014

Saturday June 14th, The Late Models will hit the Shawano Speedway, running for one of the biggest Purses in the state this year. The $2000 to win $200 to start Late Model Special carries a purse in Excess of $15,000. “We wanted to spread the increase in pay throughout the field.” Said Promotions Manager Brad Luepke “So We just went ahead a doubled the pay throughout the field, and plan on starting 28 cars.” Seubert Calf Ranches stepped up to sponsor this event.

“ Mike and Julie have been huge supporters of racing at Shawano.” Luepke Said “With Plymouth not running, and Cedar Lake running a national series show, June14 was a great fit. It gives the locals a chance to run for some nice money.” The event is also fans friendly as well, as the admission prices will remain the same as a normal night. “The Pit passes and Admission prices remain the same, so all in all this is lining up to be a huge event.” Come on out June 14th to the legendary Shawano Speedway. In addition to the Late Models, the IMCA Mods, Northern Sport Mods, IMCA Stocks, and Mighty 4’s will also be on the card. Green Flag drops at 6:30, Gates open at 4:30.

Frederick Wins a Riehl Battle To Stay Unbeaten

June 2nd, 2014

Shawano,WI–WNCY Y100 night at the historic half mile proved to be a great night of racing. Troy Springborn outdueled Nick Anvelink to win his second feature of the year. Marcus Yarie and Tracy Wassenberg also won their second features of the season. Kyle Frederick won by an eyelash to win his fourth feature of the season and stay undefeated. While Calvin Chapin scored his first feature at Shawano Speedway. While Dave Stoffer and Scott Williams put on a show that will talked about for a long time.

Troy Kuyoth grabbed the lead on lap one of the Late Model feature, Tom Naeyaert jumped into second. On lap six Kuyoth tagged the wall and had to pull off the track. Naeyaert assumed the lead, but only hold it for one lap as a caution slowed the field shortly after Naeayaert took the top spot. Troy Springborn and Nick Anvelink both passed Naeyaert on lap seven. Anvelink continued to pressure Springborn for the duration of the race, but was never able to muster a pass. Naeayert held on to finsh third in the race.

Tom Schaal led the opening two circuits of the IMCA Modified main event before giving way to a hard charging Eddie Muenster. By lap six Marcus Yarie moved to the second spot on the track. Muenster continued to lead though and began to pull away just a bit. A lap thirteen caution wiped away Muenster’s lead. Muenster held the top spot until lap seventeen when Yarie passed Muenster on the outside of turn four to grab the lead. Yarie led the rest of the way for the win. Muenster held on to second, Jamie Schmidt held off Jerry Muenster for third.

In IMCA Stock Car action Tom Riehl grabbed the lead from Ray Depew on lap two and quickly looked to be the car to beat. Riehl withstood early challenges from the likes of Vern Stedjee and Harley Simon. By lap six Kyle Frederick raced his way around Stedjee into the second spot. The following lap Travis VanStaten, who started the race in the last spot after taking the challenge, joined the top three. Riehl, Frederick and VanStraten put on a great show in front of the field as the race ran on. Frederick was able to pass

Hudson Wins First Career Mod Feature, Frederick Still Unbeaten

May 28th, 2014

Shawano,WI—Near perfect weather, a great crowd, and Charlies County Market, Ladies Night were the recipe for racing at the historic half mile Shawano Speedway. Cody Hudson won his first career IMCA Modified feature. Kyle Frederick remained unbeaten in IMCA Stock Car action. Nick Anvlink, Joey Taycher, and Jasper Drengler returned to victory lane for the first time this year.

The Late Model feature was marred by numerous caution flags. Nick Anvelink passed Derek Jahnke on lap one of the race and would remain there, relatively unchallenged for the duration of the time shortened race. Brett Swedberg passed Jahnke on lap five and chased Anvelink to the checkered flag. Jake Redetzke started the race in fifteenth and came home third. Ron Berna battled back from a flat tire early on to finish fourth. Jahnke held on to take fifth. For Anvelink it was his first win of the year.

IMCA Modified rookie Cody Hudson started outside the first row of the feature and never looked back. Hudson led all twenty laps en route to the victory. The best action of the race was behind the leader. John Berna held off Marcus Yarie to come home in second, while Jamie Schmidt, Johnny Whitman, and Jerry Wilinski had a spirited battle for positions fourth through sixth. For Hudson, last seasons IMCA Sport Mod track champion, it is his first win in the IMCA modified class.

Ray DePew drove like a man possessed during the opening laps of the IMCA Stock Car main event. DePew took the lead on lap one using the high groove to his advantage. Vern Stedjee and BJ Giese applied early pressure. By lap five with DePew still leading, JJ Heinz passed Giese to move into second. Heinz was able to pass DePew for the lead on six. DePew and Giese though both stayed right with the new leader. DePew passed Heinz back on lap eight to put his machine out in front again. Exiting turn two on the following lap Heinz moved to the inside of DePew. The two cars made contact as they raced down the back stretch. Giese capitalized on the contact out front to grab the lead. On lap ten, with Giese leading, Kyle Frederick moved to the second spot and began to pressure Giese. Giese continued to run the high line through the turns to stay out in front of the race. Frederick stayed right with Giese. On lap nineteen Frederick made the pass on Giese to take over the lead. Frederick scored the victory, his third in a row to open the season. Giese finished a strong second. Mike Schmidt took third after DePew spun on the final lap.

The IMCA Sport Mod feature saw Jordan Barkholtz grab the lead on the opening lap of the feature. Jason Jach, Lucas Lamberies, Tracy Wassenberg, and Joey Taycher quickly joined Barkholtz in a five car break away. Taycher, Barkholtz, and Jach went three wide for the lead on lap eight with Taycher using the outside pass near the wall to take the lead in the race. Barkholtz continued to run in second. A caution after a wild spin by Kevin Bethke on the front stretch slowed the race on lap ten. Wassenberg also pulled off the track during the caution due to mechanical woes. As the race resumed Taycher continued to lead with Lucas Lamberies now in the second position. Taycher would go on to score his first win of the year followed by Lamberies, Jach, and a strong fourth place finish by Brandon Nygaard.

Cal Chapin led the first two laps of the Mighty Four feature before tenth place starting Jasper Drengler grabbed the lead. Drengler led the rest of the way for the win. Dalton Nelson held off Scott Blanke to take second. The win was Drengler’s first of the year.
Racing will continue next Saturday night with a 6:30 start time. Spectator Eliminators will be back in action. More information is available online atwww.shawanospeedway.net

Springborn, Yarie and Jach score first wins of the year

May 21st, 2014

Last week Troy Springborn may have had the fastest car in the late model feature, but had to settle for third. This week was different. Marcus Yarie and Jason Jach also picked up there first wins of the season. Kyle Frederick and Scott Blanke made it two wins in a row on TL Kersten Excavating night at the races.

Derek Jahnke rolled off from the pole position of the Late Model feature and into the lead at the start of the race. Josh Moesch and Todd Frank gave chase early on in the race. By lap five Frank began to receive pressure from Paul Parker and Nick Anvelink. On lap six, Parker passed Frank on the outside, while Anvelink passed Frank on the inside to move into fourth. Parker quickly ran down Moesch and made a high side pass to take second. Jahnke continued to lead on lap seven, but Anvelinks night was over as a mechanical failure sent him to the pits. On lap nine Parker again took to the outside line of the racetrack and took the lead from Jahnke. Meanwhile Troy Springborn moved up to third on the racetrack. With Parker leading, Springborn quickly ran down Jahnke to take second away on lap eleven. Ron Berna and Mitch McGrath also joined the top five at this time. Springborn continued to reel in Parker as the laps wore on and the pair went side by side for the lead on lap seventeen with Springborn taking the lead away. Springborn would pull away at the end and pick up his first win of the year after starting in eighth. The race went wire to wire without a caution flag.

The IMCA Modified feature was next on the docket. Tom Schaal led the first two laps before giving way to sixth place starter Marcus Yarie on lap three. Yarie quickly began to pull away. Last weeks feature winner, Jerry Wilinski, made his way into the second spot on lap eleven dropping Schaal to third. Yarie was untouchable for the rest of the race. Wilinski finished in second, Eddie Muenster took third. Jamie Schmidt started eleventh and finished fourth. The IMCA Modified feature also ran green to checkered without a yellow flag.

In IMCA Stock Car action rookie Trent Nolan moved from outside row number one into the lead on the opening lap. With Nolan continuing to lead, Mike Schmidt moved up to second on lap three. Nolan and Schmidt went side by side on lap five with Nolan still hanging on to the lead. On lap six though Schmidt would gain the upper hand and take the lead from Nolan. Schmidt was quickly joined by Kyle Frederick and Travis VanStraten in the top three. On lap eight Frederick took the top spot from Schmidt exiting turn two. VanStraten followed Frederick past Schmidt. VanStraten continued to pester Frederick by staying right on his back bumper, but Frederick would not be denied of his second win in as many weeks. VanStraten and Schmidt finished second third also for the second week in a row.

In the IMCA Sport Mod feature Jason Jach put last weeks misery behind him by leading the entire feature this week. Last week he led the first sixteen laps before an expired engine put him out of the race. Jach may have led the entire race but the action behind Jach was top notch. Jordan Bartz, Joey Taycher, Lucas Lamberies, Jordan Barkholtz, and Brock Saunders all fought hard for a spot in the top five. Taycher took the second position from Bartz on lap sixteen and began to catch Jach over the final four laps, but it was not enough as Jach drove on to victory lane. Bartz held on to finish third. Saunders made a last lap pass on Lamberies to take fourth.

The Mighty Four feature saw Dalton Nelson in the lead early on with Kasey Gross giving chase. Last weeks winner Scott Blanke raced to the lead on lap five of the race, with an inside pass in turn number two. Gross soon moved into second. Gross stayed with Blanke for the remaining laps of the race, but Blanke carried the momentum from last week to win for the second week in a row.

Beau Schroeder celebrated his birthday with a v8 Spectator Eliminator victory. Brian Welch won the four and six cylinder eliminator race for the second week in a row. Racing will continue next Saturday night with a 6:30 start time. More information is available online at www.shawanospeedway.net and on Facebook.

Berna, Wilinski, Frederick, Wassenberg, Blank Score Wins in Opener

May 13th, 2014

Shawano,WI,—Beautiful racing weather greeted race hungry Shawano Speedway fans. Eighty three racers were on hand to try mastering the historic half mile oval and they put on a whale of a show. Ron Berna, Jerry Wilinski, Kyle Frederick, Tracy Wassenberg, and Scott Blanke all scored hard fought feature victories on Twigs Beverage Sun Drop night at the races
Defending track champion Ron Berna lead the entire Late Model feature, but it was far from a run away. Berna who grabbed the lead at the drop of the green, was pressured early on by pole sitter Todd Frank and sixth place starting Paul Parker. Near the half way point of the race eighth place starter Nick Anvelink raced his way into second spot. Anvelink applied late pressure, but could not make a pass to get by Berna. Troy Springborn may have had the fastest car on the track though as he raced his way from his eighteenth starting position to finish third in the race. Berna the 5 time late model track champion picked up right where he left off a season ago.

Pole sitter Matt Oreskovich took the lead at the start of the IMCA Modified feature before a caution bunched the field up after only two laps. Jerry Wilinski had moved from his seventh place starting position up to second by lap three and put a pass on Oreskovich for the lead on lap six. Oreskovich continued to pressure Wilinski out front and took the lead back on lap nine. Wilinski battled right back though on the following lap and took the lead back. Behind the leaders Jerry and Eddie Muenster raced side by side for numerous laps locked in a tussle for the third spot. Wilinski was able to fend off Oreskovich for the win, while Jerry Muenster prevailed over son Eddie for third.

The IMCA Stock Car feature was a real barn burner. Travis VanStraten and Harley Simon started the race off crossing the line door handle to door handle on lap one. The pair continued to race sided by side for the lead during the early portion of the race while tenth place starter Kyle Frederick advanced his way through the field up to third by lap seven. On lap eight Simon, Frederick, and Mike Schmidt went three wide for second behind VanStraten. The four cars bunched up on lap ten as all four raced in a tight pack for the lead. VanStraten, Schmidt, and Frederick went three wide for the lead on lap twelve. Kyle Frederick took the lead by a nose on lap fifteen. VanStraten took the lead back on lap sixteen. Frederick used the outside line in corner four to take the lead back from VanStraten on the following lap. Schmidt and Simon closely followed the lead pair waiting to pounce. Frederick was able to hang on for the win as the checkered flag waved.

“The Weazel” Jason Jach started on the pole of the IMCA Sport Mod feature and grabbed the early lead. Jordan Barkholtz took the lead on lap five from Jach. Jach raced back to the top spot on the next lap and looked like he had the car to beat. On lap fourteen though Tracy Wassenberg got to the rear bumper of Jach and really began to pressure the leader. On lap sixteen Wassenberg pulled even with Jach coming out of turn four. Heading into turn one on the next lap Jach’s car shot out flames from underneath and his night was over. Wassenberg cruised to the victory.

Drama came early on in the Mighty Four feature as Calvin Stueck made contact with leader Scott Blanke on the opening lap causing Blanke to spin and sending cars all over the track trying to avoid contact. Stueck got the black flag for his role in the incident and Blanke was given his spot back at the front of the field. Blanke and Josh Slewinski raced a number of laps side by side for the top spot, but Blanke would not be denied of winning his first ever feature at the Shawano Speedway.

Racing will continue next Saturday night with a 6:30 start time. More information is available online at www.shawanospeedway.net

Opening Weekend Schedule for Shawano Speedway

May 7th, 2014

After Mother Nature hit us with her best shot. Shawano Speedway is finally kicking off its season this weekend, May 9th and 10th.

FRIDAY NIGHT — PRACTICE WILL BEGIN AT 5:30PM … LATE MODEL and 4 CYLINDER drivers…. We will begin Teching BEHIND THE GRANDSTAND at 3:00pm …. You can pit inside if you normally do, but bring the cars behind the Grandstands for inspections.. IMCA Mods, Stock Cars, and Sport Mods… We will be doing Safety Check (Belts, Helmets Etc) Only, as Jerrod, our Tech guy, will be unavailable Friday. We will go as as long as there are enough cars practicing… Only $10 per cars….. SPECTATORS ARE FREE…. We will have Pizza, Popcorn, and the Beer stand will be open…

SATURDAY NIGHT –IMCA CARS —TECHING WILL BEGIN AT 3:00PM .. And our regular race program will kick off with hot laps at 6:00 pm…. racing at 6:30…. WE WILL RUN SPECTATOR ELIMINATORS THIS SATURDAY AS WELL….

Opening night is upon us here, and things are picking… Track will be worked all week.. the Long Haul award Fan-wise goes to a family going to make a 5 hour drive on Friday to take in practice and Racing Saturday here.

Shawano Speedway Cancels April 26th Show

April 24th, 2014

Shawano WI — With Grounds that are very saturated and not a lot of warm and sun … heavy rains forecast for Thurs, over an inch forecasted on Thursday.. and cold weather again moving in, as of now Lows in the upper 20′s on Saturday , We will be canceling this Saturday April 26th show… Opening Night will be Y100 Night .May 3rd at 6:30pm Gates open at 4:30 ….Practice will be Friday May 2nd at 6:00 pm ..

Shawano Speedweay April 19th Opener Pushed Back

April 13th, 2014

With Cold forecast all week…. Rain and snow for this weekend. We will be pushing back our Opener to April 26. Racing at 6:30… A Practice will be held April 25 @ 6:30

Berna wins eighth track championship at Shawano Speedway

September 3rd, 2013

Shawano, WI- Ron Berna put his name at the top of the total track champions list at Shawano Speedway when he won the Late Model track championship Saturday night. He has a total of eight track championships — five in the Late Model division and three in the IMCA Modified division.

Jason Czarapata won his third straight IMCA Modified track championship, while his cousin Brandon Czarapata won his first IMCA Stock Car title. Cody Hudson won the IMCA Northern SportMod championship, while Kevin Gross won the first-ever Mighty 4’s championship at the speedway.

Joe Reuter jumped out to the quick lead over Troy Springborn, Doug Blashe, Derek Janke and Justin Ritchie in the Late Model feature. Springborn began pressuring for the lead a couple of laps later and took the lead on lap six. Midway through the race Nick Anvelink joined the top five and began making his way to the front.

Anvelink moved to third with eight laps remaining and to second on the following lap. He gained a lot of ground on Sprinborn on the next lap as Springborn jumped the cushion in corners three and four. A caution on the next lap slowed the action. Springborn led two laps after the restart before making an outside pass of Springborn in corners one and two. Anvelink led the rest of the way and was followed across the line by Springborn, Ron Berna, Brett Swedberg and Ritchie. It was Anvelink’s fifth feature win of the year.

Jesse Peebles led the first nine laps of the IMCA Modified feature when his car slowed after showing a puff of smoke. This gave Brad Rohloff the lead on the restart. He was followed by Jerry Wilinski, Kevin Feck, Matt Oreskovich and Mark Weisnicht. Rohloff extended his lead over the next several laps. A caution came out after the white flag waved, deeming the race complete. Rohloff took the win over Wilinski, Feck, Oreskovich and Johnny Whitman. It was Rohloff’s second feature win of the year.

The first part of the IMCA Stock Car feature was plagued by cautions. Harley Simon led the first six laps relinquished the lead to Brandon Czarapata on the final restart of the race. Dan Michonski passed Simon for second on lap 10 and chased after Czarapata, who had built himself a comfortable lead.

With the top two cars pulling away from the pack, the best action was for third between Simon, Vern Stedjee and Mike Schmidt. Schmidt came out ahead in that battle finishing third behind Czarapata and Michonski. Simon and Stedjee rounded out the top five. The win gave Czarapata 14 features wins on the season.

The IMCA Northern SportMod feature was plagued by six cautions, and only 10 laps were completed as the race went over its time limit. Clint Forstner led the first eight laps of the race but was engaged in a battle with Rob Krull for the lead. Krull took the lead on lap nine, when a caution came out. Cody Hudson also retired to the pits at this time with apparent engine problems, but his points lead was big enough that he still won the championship. Krull led the next laps when another caution came out and the race was deemed complete. Krull was followed by Forstner, Lucas Lamberies, Jordan Barkholtz and Don Woller.

Jasper Drengler held a nine point advantage in the point standings heading into the final night of racing for the Mighty 4’s. Drengler took the lead of the feature on the second lap and led until lap nine. He eventually fell back to third but still was in position to win the championship. Drengler drove hard into corner three on the last lap to pass the top two cars. He couldn’t make his car stick and wound up hitting the wall. He wound up finishing 24th, giving the championship to Kasey Gross who finished fourth in the feature. Mike Montie won the feature, with Ralph Liegeois Jr. finishing second.

That concludes the 2013 race season at Shawano Speedway. For more information about Shawano Speedway visit www.shawanospeedway.net.

Weiss crosses the border and claims Late Model main at Shawano Speedway

August 29th, 2013

Shawano, WI-Canadian driver Ricky Weiss made his trip to Shawano Speedway a successful one, winning the Late Model
feature at Shawano Speedway. Matt Oreskovich won his second straight IMCA Modified feature, while Brandon Czarapata won his 13th IMCA Stock Car feature of the year. Clint Forstner won his first IMCA Northern SportMod feature of the year. Jasper Drengler won his 10th Mighty 4’s feature.

Ricky Weiss wasted little time in jumping out to the lead over Justin Ritchie, Tim Rothe, Jeff Curtin and Doug Blashe in the Late Model feature. Weiss pulled away a little more with the passing of each lap until a caution came out with six laps in the books. Weiss continued to lead on the restart with Rothe moving to second and Nick Anvelink moving to fourth. Ritchie moved back to second on the next lap with Anvelink following to third one lap later. Another caution slowed the action. Weiss once again jumped out to a comfortable lead on the restart with Anvelink, Ritchie Ron Berna and Todd Frank following. It stayed that way the rest of the race, with Weiss taking the feature win. Berna holds a nine point lead over Anvelink heading into the last night of racing next week.

By the time the first lap of the IMCA Modified feature was completed, Matt Oreskovich was in the top spot. The caution came out on lap two. Jerry Wilinski, who was in second place in the standings was involved in the accident and was done for the night. Oreskovich continued to lead on the restart with Jason Czarapata right on his rear bumper.

Over the next eight laps Oreskovich and Czarapata jockeyed for the top spot allowing Brad Rohloff to gain on them. With five laps remaining the top three cars ran bumper-to-bumper. They encountered lapped traffic with three laps remaining. Czarapata went low, while Rohloff went high. A slower car slowed Czarapata’s progress to allow Rohloff to take the runner-up spot. Neither of them could catch Oreskovich as he took the win over Rohloff, Czarapata, Kevin Feck and Chad Olson.

Vern Stedjee led the first six laps of the IMCA Stock Car feature when Mitch Stankowski took over the top spot. Stankowski’s lead lasted only two laps as Brandon Czarapata worked his way through traffic to the top spot. While Czarapata took the lead, Rod Snellenberger, Dan Michonski and Mike Schmidt were working their way through the top five.
Snellenberger moved to second with six laps to go, with Michonski following one lap later. Schmidt got by Stankowski for fourth with three laps remaining. It was all Czarapata though as he cruised to another feature win.

After a couple of failed attempts to start the Northern SportMod feature, Clint Forstner took the lead when the field finally completed a lap. Point leader Cody Hudson wasted no time making his way to the front, grabbing the second spot on the second lap. Forstner and Hudson battled for the top spot for much of the race. With three laps to go, Hudson drove underneath Forstner in corner one to take the lead. The two raced side-by-side for the rest of the race with Forstner winning the battle by a car length.

After leading the first three laps of the Mighty 4’s feature Joshua Slewinski gave the lead to Grant Kastning. Kastning led the next six laps when point leader Jasper Drengler grabbed the top spot. He led the rest of the way to claim the victory.

The final race of the season at the Speedway will be Saturday, Aug. 31 during the Shawano County Fair. Race action starts 30 minutes earlier, with a starting time of 6 p.m.

For more information about Shawano Speedway visit www.shawanospeedway.net.

Anvelink races through traffic to take Late Model feature win at Shawano Speedway

August 19th, 2013

Shawano, WI-The Late Model battle for the track championship got a little tighter Saturday night as Nick Anvelink’s feature win closed the gap to under 15 points of leader Ron Berna. Matt Oreskovich won the IMCA Modified feature, while Brandon Czarapata won another IMCA Stock Car feature. Joey Taycher came out on top in the IMCA Northern SportMod feature, and Jasper Drengler won the Mighty 4’s feature.

Derek Janke jumped out to the quick lead over Doug Blashe, Tim Rothe, Jeff Curtin and Joel Bennett in the Late Model feature. Janke held the lead for the next eight laps as Nick Anvelink was working his way through traffic. Also during that time Janke was engaged in a battle with Blashe and Bennett for the top spot.

Blashe took the lead for part of lap eight but drifted high in corner four giving the lead back to Janke. Anvelink took the lead on the next lap, with Blashe following. Once in front Anvelink pulled out to a comfortable lead. Bennett caught Blashe and took the runner-up spot with five laps remaining. Anvelink led the rest of the way to take the win over Bennett, Troy Springborn, Blashe and Tom Naeyaert.

Matt Oreskovich took the lead from Derek Kozak on the fifth lap of the IMCA Modified feature. Marcus Yarie and Jason Czarapata weren’t far behind, moving into the second and third spots. The top three cars raced bumper-to-bumper midway through the race. Czarapata then pulled to the inside of Oreskovich in an effort to take the lead. Oreskovich held him off, leaving Czarapata to battle with Yarie.

Yarie took the second spot and challenged for the lead with five laps remaining. Yaries’ car didn’t stick, though, as he spun, bringing out the caution. Oreskovich was up to the challenge the rest of the way taking the win over Czarapata, Jerry Wilinski, Brad Rohloff and Jerry Muenster.

Luke Uttecht led the first three laps of the IMCA Stock Car feature when Mike Schmidt took the lead. Schmidt held the lead for four laps before being overtaken by Brandon Czarapata for the top spot. Rod Snellenberger followed Czarapata a couple of laps later. There was no catching Czarapata as he cruised to the win over Snellenberger, Mitch Stankowski, Schmidt and Dan Michonski.

The first eight laps of the IMCA Northern SportMod feature was plagued by five cautions. When the race resumed on lap nine, Clint Forstner maintained his lead over Jordan Barkholtz, Cody Hudson, Joey Taycher and Jason Jach. Hudson moved to second on the next lap with Taycher following him one lap later.

Taycher disposed of Hudson three laps later and pulled alongside Forstner on the next lap. It took only one lap for Taycher to get by Forstner to take the top spot. Hudson moved to second with four laps remaining but couldn’t catch Taycher. Taycher got the win over Hudson, Cody Hokenstad, Forstner and Barkholtz.

Jasper Drengler took the lead from Grant Kastning on the seventh lap of the Mighty 4’s feature. Drengler led the rest of the way on his way to the win. He was followed by Kastning, Brade Wedde, Jeff Behm and Kasey Gross.

Racing resumes at the Speedway Saturday, Aug. 24 at 6:30 p.m. There are only two weeks of racing left at Shawano Speedway this year.

For more information about Shawano Speedway visit www.shawanospeedway.net.

Anvelink returns to Shawano Speedway and wins Late Model feature

August 14th, 2013

SHAWANO (Wis.) – If you were in the grandstand on Saturday night you were in the right spot on a picture perfect night at the track. In addition to fast and furious racing, fans were treated to a post-race corn roast and concert. Brandon Czarapata, Lucas Lamberies, Nick Anvelink, Marcus Yarie and Jasper Drengler picked up feature wins in their respective divisions.

The IMCA Stock Car division again provided some of the best on track action as Mike Schmidt and Kyle Frederick took to the front early with a fierce battle. While those two battled each other, company was coming in the form of Czarapata, Justin Jacobsen and Dan Michonski. The top five would battle in out in a group that you could cover with a blanket for few laps until caution flew on the track. On the restart, that five car group had a couple more cars joining them to battle in Hot Rod Snellenberger and Mitch Stankowski. With nine laps to go Czarapata grabbed the lead and never looked back taking the checkered flag. Snellenberger, Schmidt, Michonski and Frederick would complete the top five.

The Late Model division took the green with Jeff Curtin and Mark Rose on the front row. Curtin would grab the lead and hold it for the first five laps with Nick Anvelink and Ron Berna giving chase. On lap six Anvelink would grab the point and begin his getaway. Troy Springborn joined the top three and began his battle with Berna a short time later as Anvelink continued to pull away. Berna would eventually win the battle for second. 2010 WISSOTA National Champion Ricky Weiss, visiting the weekly show from Canada, would charge to a top five position until contact forced him to the pit area ending his night. Springborn maintained third, while Curtin held fourth and Brett Swedberg taking fifth.

The IMCA Sport Mod division would belong to Lucas Lamberies. The only thing slowing the 0 car would be the yellow flag. Every time Lamberies would build a big lead, the caution would fly and he would have to rebuild his advantage. The bad news for the field is that each time Lamberies faced a restart he nailed and ran from the field. Austin Carter would hold would win the best battle on the track holding off Jason Jach for second while Cody Hudson finished a few spots back in fourth and Rob Krull grabbing the fifth spot.

The IMCA Modifieds tried hard not to be out done with some great action on the track. Matt Oreskovich would take the early advantage and begin to pull away from second place running Eric Scribner. A caution would allow the Marcus Yarie machine to join the battle and he just didn’t join he finished the fight grabbing the lead and quickly building a large lead and cruising to victory. Brad Rohloff completed a great run grabbing second while Jason Czarapata past the most cars finishing third. Czarapata was the cause of an early caution putting him to the back of the field on lap nine. He would charge through the field before running out of laps. Jared Siefert finished fourth with Lance Arneson also grabbing a top five position.

The 4 Cylinder feature belonged to Jasper Drengler who took the lead on lap 3 and dominated the race from there. Pole sitter Cal Chapin would fight to a fourth place with Grant Kastning and Trent Nolan grabbing positions two and three. Kasey Gross would finish out the top five.

Springborn sweeps Late Model action at Shawano Speedway

August 6th, 2013

Shawano, WI (Aug. 3, 2013) – *Troy Springborn put a season of bad luck behind him Saturday night when he swept the Late Model portion of the racing action at Shawano Speedway.

When the dust settled after the IMCA Modified feature, Marcus Yarie bested the field to take home the victory. Dan Michonski won his first IMCA Stock Car feature of the year at Shawano Speedway. Cody Hudson won the IMCA Northern SportMod feature and extended his points lead in the process. Jasper Drengler won the Mighty 4’s feature.

Racing resumes at the Speedway Saturday, Aug. 10 at 6:30 p.m.

For more information about Shawano Speedway visit www.shawanospeedway.net.

Czarapata tops IMCA Stock Car field at Shawano Speedway WoO special

August 3rd, 2013

Shawano, WI – On a night in which Gregg Satterlee, of Rochester Mills, Pennsylvania, won is first-ever World of Outlaws Dirt Late Model Series feature at Shawano Speedway, Brandon Czarapata once again returned to victory lane.

The IMCA Stock Cars were the support division for the special event and Czarapata started on the front row of the IMCA Stock Car feature. The caution came out on the third lap as Rod Snellenberger limped to pit lane with a flat tire. Snellenberger made it back out onto the track and stayed on the lead lap.

Czarapata continued to lead on the restart with Justin Jacobsen, Kyle Frederick, Dan Michonski and Junior Karcz following. Michonski moved the third a couple laps later while John Heinz joined the top five. As Czarapata pulled out to a comfortable lead, Michonski began pressuring Jacobsen for the second spot. Michonski pulled alongside Jacobsen on lap 11 only to have the race halted because of a caution.

Czarapata maintained his lead on the restart while Michonski grabbed the second spot. Snellenberger and Scott Stewart also joined the top five on the restart. Czarapata led the rest of the way to take the win, and the $1,000 top prize.

For more information about Shawano Speedway visit www.shawanospeedway.net.

Trip To Wisconsin’s Shawano Speedway Brings Satterlee First-Ever World of Outlaws Late Model Series Victory

August 2nd, 2013

SHAWANO, WI – – Gregg Satterlee’s turn to bask in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series spotlight finally arrived Tuesday night at Shawano Speedway.

Racing for the first time at a track located over 750 miles from his home in Rochester Mills, Pa., Satterlee inherited the lead when Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., slowed with mechanical trouble on lap 21 and dominated the remainder of the 50-lap distance to record his coveted first-ever A-Main triumph on the national tour. Satterlee, who will celebrate his 29th birthday on Aug. 3, cracked Victory Lane on the WoO LMS in his 85th career event and 57th A-Main start. His best previous finish was fourth place on four occasions, most recently on June 29 in the Firecracker 100 by GottaRace.com at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. “It feels awesome to come all this way to a track we’ve never been to before and get our first World of Outlaws win,” said Satterlee, who earned $10,550, including the $500 WoO LMS Bonus Bucks cash for being the highest-finishing driver who isn’t a tour regular and had never won a series event. “We’ve been trying for a long time (to win on the WoO LMS). We’ve been close – I think we’ve had I-don’t-know-how-many fourths, and I’ve run in the front a bunch – but we could never get it done. I’m definitely glad we finally secured one.”

Flashing the talent that has made him a driver to reckon with in the Mid-Atlantic region, Satterlee easily handled a final restart on lap 45 to lead a trio of former WoO LMS champions – Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., and Rick Eckert of York, Pa. – under the checkered flag. McCreadie, 39, was unable to offer Satterlee a challenge over the final five circuits and settled for second place, 2.219 seconds behind the victor. Richards extended his points lead with a third-place finish after starting 14th and Eckert slipped to fourth with a tight-handling race car
after taking the green flag from the pole position.

A.J. Diemel of Elk Mound, Wis., completed the top five, scoring a career-best WoO LMS finish after starting seventh. He reached fifth just before the halfway point and stayed there to the finish. Making his second start with a new family- owned Rocket Chassis/Roush Yates engine combination, Satterlee advanced from the fourth starting spot to second place in 15 laps. Moments later Clanton, who started second and had led from the initial green flag, began to show smoke from his Kennedy Motorsports car. The smoke quickly intensified due to a busted oil line, and on lap 21 the WoO LMS regular slowed to bring out the race’s second caution flag and retired to the pit area. Satterlee gladly accepted the free pass into the top spot, which he assumed for good on, ironically, lap 22 – his car number. He never faltered the rest of the way, building nearly a straightaway advantage over McCreadie, who grabbed second from Eckert on the lap-21 restart, before his margin was shrunk by the lap-45 caution flag for Dillon Wood of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., slowing with a flat right-rear tire.

“We got into second and I felt like we were just as good as (Clanton),” said Satterlee, who won the Allegheny Mountain Speedweek championship earlier this season. “After the (lap-15) restart I thought I (had something for Clanton), and then I saw the smoke coming out so I just was laying back because I didn’t want to get too close and get into his oil or have him stop in front of me. “I just knew I had to be patient once I got the lead. I knew that was my opportunity and I wasn’t gonna screw it up. I tried to make smooth laps after that.”

Satterlee cruised to Victory Lane, where he was greeted by only his chief mechanic, former WoO LMS Crew Chief of the Year Robby Allen. Unable to make the trip were two people who have been very important to Satterlee’s career: his father, Gary, who had business commitments at the family’s petroleum company, and best friend Dave Cass. “I wish my dad and good friend Dave could’ve been here for this,” said Satterlee, who noted that the sprawling Shawano half-mile reminded him of
Bedford Speedway and Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway near his Keystone State home. “They’ve both been with me from the start, so it would’ve been great for them to share this. I guess we’ll just try to get another win when they’re around.”

That second WoO LMS win might not take as long to come as the first. With his name now on the tour’s select list of A-Main winners, he knows he has the goods to beat the best drivers in the business. “To get (a win) against this field of cars gives me a good confidence booster that we can do it again in the future,” said Satterlee, who has registered at least one top-five finish on the WoO LMS in four of the last five seasons. “Every time you run good or win a race like this you learn something, and I think we learned some stuff tonight. I feel like we got a little better and hopefully we’ll be to do it again real soon – before (entering) another 90 races.”

Both McCreadie and Richards had little to offer following the race other than pats on the back to Satterlee and Allen. “Congrats to Satterlee and ‘Hog’ (Allen) and their whole team,” said McCreadie, who drove the Sweeteners Plus Warrior car to his second runner-up finish in the last three WoO LMS A-Mains. “Everybody knows how hard this is, so anytime a kid like that can do that, he did a helluva job tonight.

“Between him and Shane, we didn’t really have anything for either of them. Tonight we went a little softer (on tire-compound choice) than they did and it was good for 20 laps and then it just faded.”

Richards, 25, and his father Mark’s Rocket Chassis house team work closely with Satterlee and Allen, so he was especially happy to witness Satterlee’s WoO LMS success.

“Big congrats to Gregg and Gary Satterlee and Robby Allen,” said Richards, who extended his WoO LMS points lead to 70 points over Clanton. “Those guys have had some rough luck this year and I’m glad to see them get an Outlaw win. It means a lot to me to see them run well.****

“We had a really good car in the race. I thought we were gonna be able to get by Timmy for awhile (after reaching third on the lap-21 restart), but then there toward the end we had a different right-front tire and I couldn’t steer as well.”

Jimmy Mars of Menomonie, Wis., started and finished sixth. Rounding out the top 10 were four drivers who quietly moved forward from the back half of the starting field: Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa. (16th starting spot), Tim Fuller of Watertown, N.Y. (17th), Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill. (18th) and Dan Stone of Thompson, Pa. (20th).

Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., fell 88 points behind Richards in the WoO LMS standings after suffering a rare DNF. His hopes of winning Shawano’s WoO LMS event for the third consecutive year were effectively ended on lap four when he slapped the wall between turns three and four while bidding to enter the top five, damaging his car’s rearend enough that he fell out of the top 10 before pitting on lap 21 and finally retiring on lap 44.

Eckert topped the 33-car field in Ohlins Shocks Time Trials, turning a lap of 18.883 seconds to earn his third fast-time honor of 2013. It was the 36thfast time of his career, pulling him back into a tie with Richards for the tour’s alltime lead in the qualifying category. Heat winners were Eckert, McCreadie and Satterlee, and Ricky Weiss of Winnipeg, Manitoba, captured the B-Main.

The WoO LMS will remain in the Badger State for the 26th annual USA Nationals on Aug. 1-3 at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. A preliminary WoO LMS program featuring a 30-lap, $6,000-to-win A-Main kicks off the weekend on Thurs., Aug. 1, followed by USA Nationals time trials, heats and a dash on Fri., Aug. 2, and B-Mains, a Last Chance Race and the 100-lap, $50,000-to-win finale on Sat., Aug. 3.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com.

Parker wins Late Model main, while Czarapata wins again at Shawano Speedway

July 23rd, 2013

SHAWANO – Paul Parker made it two in a row by outdueling Ron Berna in the Late Model feature at Shawano Speedway Saturday night. Matt Oreskovich won his first feature of the year in the IMCA Modified division, while 14-year-old Lucas Lamberies won his first IMCA Northern SportMod feature. Brandon Czarapata once again won the IMCA Stock Car feature. He has won all but one of the feature events at the Speedway in 2013. Jasper Drengler won the Mighty 4’s feature.

Mike Stangl grabbed the early lead in the Late Model feature and proceeded to pace the field for the first half of the race. Paul Parker was in fifth at the end of the first lap and proceeded to advance to second by lap seven. He began closing the gap on Stangl midway through the race while Ron Berna was also making his way to the front.

Parker and Berna battled side-by-side with eight laps remaining with Parker maintaining the second spot. Two laps later Parker moved the outside of Stangl in corner four and took the lead. He led the rest of the way to win his second straight feature. He was followed by Berna, Stangl, Brett Swedberg and Nick Anvelink.

In the IMCA Modified feature Matt Oreskovich used his front row starting spot to take the early lead over Derek Kozak, Tom Schaal and John Berna. Jason Czarapata joined the top five on the next lap and made it a three-wide battle for the third spot a couple of laps later. Czarapata took control of the position and advanced to second on the next lap. The only caution flag came out on lap 10.

Oreskovich and Czarapata immediately began pulling away from the field on the restart with Czarapata glued to Oreskovich’s rear bumper. Czarapata dove to the inside of Oreskovich with five laps remaining but couldn’t make the pass. The two raced side-by-side for several laps, with Czarapata leading two of those laps. Oreskovich battled back on the outside and outdueled Czarapata for the win. Schall, Brad Rohloff and Mark Weisnicht rounded out the top five.

Justin Jacobsen took the lead from Luke Uttecht on the third lap of the IMCA Stock Car feature. Jacobsen led for three laps when Rod Snellenberger took the lead. Snellenberger, Brandon Czarapata and Jacobsen raced in a pack for several more laps.

Czarapata took the lead just past the halfway point of the race. Snellenberger stayed with Czarapata and Dan Michonski joined the fray, charging on the outside. Michonski grabbed the runner-up spot with six laps remaining. Michonski pulled up to Czarapata’s rear bumper several times but could not make the pass. Czarapata took the win over Michonski, Snellenberger, Jacobsen and Mitch Stankowski.

Lucas Lamberies took the lead from Jordan Bartz on the second lap of the IMCA Northern SportMod feature. Once in the lead Lamberies pulled out to a small lead over Bartz, Jason Jach, Cody Hokenstad and Jake Solin. Jach moved to second on lap five and began gaining on Lamberies.

With Lamberies still leading with seven laps remaining, Hokenstad passed Jach for second. He pulled up to Lamberies’ rear bumper with four laps remaining. Hokenstad gave it all he could on the last lap trying to get by Lamberies on the outside at the checkers, but Lamberies won by a car length.

Jasper Drengler took the lead of the Mighty 4’s feature with a three-wide pass for the lead on lap five. Calvin Stueck pressured Drengler for position for several laps, but Drengler was up to the challenge and won the race.

Racing action continues, Saturday, July 27, with a start time of 6:30 p.m.

Shawano Speedway will host a World of Outlaws Dirt Late Model Series race on Tuesday, July 30. There is a rain date of Wednesday, July 31. IMCA Stock Cars will be the support division racing for $800-to-win. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children 11 and under. Tickets can be purchased at 715-526-7069.

Parker rolls to Late Model win; Czarapata wins again at Shawano Speedway

July 16th, 2013

Shawano, WI – Paul Parker had to sweat out a couple of late-race cautions before taking home the Late Model feature at
Shawano Speedway Saturday night. Jerry Wilinski won the IMCA Modified feature while Brandon Czarapata won another IMCA Stock Car feature. Cody Hudson won his second straight IMCA Northern SportMod feature, and Jasper Drengler won the Mighty 4’s feature.

Paul Parker used his front row starting spot to jump out to the quick lead over Joe Reuter, Justin Ritchie, Doug Blashe and Joel Bennett in the Late Model feature. Ron Berna joined the top five on the next lap and began working his way to the front. With Parker having a small lead over the field, Berna moved to the second spot on lap four.

Berna began closing the gap on Parker and caught him just past the halfway point of the race. Just as Berna was sizing up Parker in an attempt to take the lead, the caution flag waved. Parker had a strong restart to maintain his lead. Another caution came out a couple of laps later. Parker once again had a strong restart, with Nick Anvelink moving into the second spot. Parker led the rest of the way to take the win over Anvelink, Berna, Ritchie and Reuter.

In the IMCA Modified feature John Berna claimed the early lead over Tony Wedelstadt, Matt Oreskovich, Jerry Wilinski and Eddie Muenster. Wilinski moved to third on the next lap and to the runner-up spot on lap seven. Wilinski began reeling in Berna over the next few laps when the only caution in the race came out.

Wilinski moved to the lead on the restart with Jason Czarapata, Berna, Brad Rohloff and Wedelstadt following. Muenster grabbed the fifth spot with five laps to go. That’s the way it ended with Wilinski taking the win.

Brandon Czarapata, who has dominated the division this year, wasted no time finding his way to the lead pack as he found himself in the second spot at the end of lap two. He didn’t make much progress for a few laps on gaining on Justin Jacobsen, who was leading the race. That changed just before the halfway point of the race when Czarapata cut the gap and pulled alongside Jacobsen. The two raced side-by-side for three laps before Czarapata took control of the lead.

Once in the lead Czarapata pulled out to a comfortable lead over Jacobsen, while Rod Snellenberger, Mitch Stankowski and Dan Michonski battle for third. There was no denying Czarapata as he cruised to the win.

Lucas Lamberies took the early lead over Jordan Bartz, Wyatt Block, Jason Jach and Cody Hokenstad in the IMCA Northern SportMod feature. Lamberies led the first 14 laps of the race when a caution bunched up the field. On the restart, using the high groove, Cody Hudson rocketed from fifth to second. Hudson drove around Lamberies on the next lap to take the lead. It was Hudson taking the win, his second in a row. He was followed by Lamberies, Taycher, Jach and Hokenstad.

Jasper Drengler took the lead of the Mighty 4’s feature on the second lap and led the rest of the way to win the feature. He was followed by Kasey Gross, Trent Nolan, Scott Blanke and Grant Kastning.

Racing resumes at the Speedway Saturday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m. It will be Racing for a Reason Night. There are more than 70 silent auctions and bucket drops scheduled, featuring race related items and other baskets of items. All proceeds will be donated to local charities.

For more information about Shawano Speedway visit www.shawanospeedway.net

Ritchie can’t be slowed down in Late Model win at Shawano Speedway

July 9th, 2013

Shawano, WI – *Lapped traffic and a hard-charging Craig Bartz couldn’t stop Justin Ritchie from taking the Late Model feature win at Shawano Speedway on Saturday night. Jesse Peebles won his first-ever IMCA Modified feature, while Brandon Czarapata returned to victory lane in the IMCA Stock Car division. Cody Hudson won the IMCA Northern SportMod feature, and Jasper Drengler won the Mighty 4’s feature.

Justin Ritchie wasted no time in jumping out to the quick lead over Cody Grosskreutz, Joel Bennett, Doug Blashe and Mark Rose in the Late Model feature. As Ritchie pulled out to a small lead over the next several laps, Craig Bartz joined the top five and began making his way to the front. Bartz moved into the second spot just before the halfway point of the race, and began cutting into Ritchie’s lead.

Ritchie encountered traffic allowing Bartz to close the gap even more. Bartz caught Ritchie with five laps remaining and began pressuring for the lead. Both diced through traffic with Ritchie leading the remaining laps to take the win. He was followed by Bartz, Nick Anvelinik, Bennett and Ron Berna.

Jesse Peebles took the lead of the IMCA Modified feature on a lap two restart. He pulled out to a small lead as Jerry Wilinski moved from fourth to second in the matter of a lap. Wilinski began reeling in Peebles, leaving Chad Nelson, John Berna and Lance Arneson to battle for third.

Peebles and Wilinski pulled away from the rest of the field over the next several laps. Wilinski caught Peebles with five laps to go and began pressuring for the lead. Both drivers were running the high side. That proved to be beneficial for Peebles as he held off Wilinski the rest of the way to claim the victory. He was followed by Wilinski, Brad Rohloff,
Nelson and Arneson.

Brandon Czarapata took the lead of the IMCA Stock Car feature after a restart on lap five. Once in the lead Czarapata immediately began pulling away from the field. Another caution slowed the action three laps later. Czarapata continued to lead on the restart with Rod Snellenberger, Luke Uttecht, Dan Michonski and Josh Mroczkowski following. Michonski moved
to third midway through the race. He moved to second two laps later.

With Czarapata running the low side and Michonski the high side, Michonski began cutting into Czarapata’s lead. With Michonski ready to strike for the top spot a caution came out with four laps remaining. Michonski went for the lead on the restart but couldn’t get to the top spot. Czarapata moved to the high side on the next lap and led the rest of
the way to take home the win.

Nick Furman moved into the top spot of the IMCA Northern SportMod feature on the second lap. Several laps later Jordan Barkholtz began pressuring Furman for the lead while Tracy Wassenberg, Jake Solin and Cody Hudson followed. Wassenberg was on a mission and grabbed the lead on lap nine.

With seven laps remaining, Hudson began advancing on the high side. He moved up to third before a caution came out with five laps remaining. Hudson used the high side to move past Wassenberg on the restart only to have another caution come out negating the effort. Wassenberg moved to the high side on the restart. This time Hudson moved to the inside of Wassenberg to take the lead. Another caution slowed the action with two laps remaining. Wassenberg tried his best to get by Hudson over the remaining laps, but couldn’t make the pass. Hudson took the win.

Grant Kastning led the first four laps of the Mighty 4’s feature when Jasper Drengler moved into the top spot. Calvin Stueck, Kasey Gross and Matt Torphy rounded out the top five. Gross retired from the race with only a couple of laps left because of a flat tire. Drengler held on the rest of the way for the win.

Racing resumes at the Speedway Saturday, July 13 at 6:30 p.m. It will be Ladies Night with the first 500 women admitted free.

For more information about Shawano Speedway visit www.shawanospeedway.net.

Parker wins Late Model main, Czarapata remain perfect in IMCA Stock Cars

June 25th, 2013

Shawano, WI– *Paul Parker used a caution flag to his advantage to take home the Late Model feature win at Shawano Speedway. Brandon Czarapata remains unbeaten in IMCA Stock Car features at the Speedway, while his cousin Jason Czarapata won the IMCA Modified feature. Cody Hokenstad won his first-ever feature at the Speedway in the IMCA Northern SportMod division. Grant Kastning won the Mighty 4’s feature.

Craig Bartz and Justin Ritchie battled back and forth over the first couple laps for the Late Model feature lead. Bartz took control of the lead and built himself a small advantage before a caution flag waved on lap five. Paul Parker used the opportunity to go from third to first on the restart leaving Bartz, Ritchie, Joel Bennett and Jeff Curtin all in pursuit. Ron Berna joined the top five a couple laps later and tussled with Nick Anvelink for the fifth spot. Another caution slowed the action just past the midpoint of the race. Parker continued to lead on the restart, with Bennett getting by Bartz for second. Another caution slowed the race a couple laps later. There was no denying Parker as he led the rest of the laps on his way to his first feature win of the season. He was followed by Bennett, Anvelink, Bartz and Ritchie.

John Berna paced the IMCA Modified field for the first four laps of the feature when Jason Czarapata darted to the inside of him and Kevin Feck went to the outside of him entering turn three on lap five. Czarapata came out in front with Feck following. Feck spun one lap later bringing out the caution. Czarapata continued to lead after the restart and pulled out to a small advantage. Berna and Jerry Wilinski fought for the runner-up spot with Wilinski taking it just before the halfway point of the race. Berna fell into a tussle with Marcus Yarie and Brad Rohloff for the third spot. Berna eventually retired from the race and Yarie was black flagged for sheet metal on the side of his car that came loose. There was no catching Czarapata as he took the win over Wilinski, Rohloff, Mark Weisnicht and Jerry Muenster.

Luke Uttecht led the first six laps of the IMCA Stock Car feature when things got congested at the front with Harley Simon, Vern Stedjee, Dan Michonski and Brandon Czarapata all racing in a pack. A caution came out a couple of laps later. Uttecht led one more lap after the caution before Czarapata took the lead. Once in the lead Czarapata pulled away to a small advantage. Uttecht remained in second until three laps remained when Rod Snellenberger took control of the second spot. Michonski followed him one lap later for third. It was Czarapata once again crossing the finish line in first place with Snellenberg, Michonski, Uttecht and Stedjee following.

Cody Hokenstad took the lead of the IMCA Northern SportMod feature on lap three and immediately began pulling away from the field. Austin Carter, Jordan Bartz, Lucas Lamberies and Jake Solin rounded out the top five. Bartz grabbed the second spot on lap seven while Jordan Barkholtz joined the top five. Hokenstad built himself a comfortable lead when the only caution of the race came out with four laps remaining. Lamberies took a shot at the lead on the restart but Hokenstad was able to fend him off. Lamberies then gave up two spots, to Barkholtz and Cody Hudson, before settling into the fourth spot. The win went to Hokenstad, his first career win at the Speedway. He was followed by Barkholtz, Hudson, Lamberies and Jason Jach.

Grant Kastning led all 12 laps of the Mighty 4’s feature. He was followed across the line by Calvin Stueck, Trent Nolan, Kasey Gross and Jeff Behm.

Racing resumes at the Speedway Saturday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m. Speedway legends Roger Regeth and John Beyers will be inducted into the Shawano Speedway Hall of Fame.

For more information about Shawano Speedway visit www.shawanospeedway.net

LaCrosse Leads Wire to Wire in Shawano Speedway Badger Mod Tour Lid Lifter

May 28th, 2013

Shawano, WI Green Bay’s Benji LaCrosse led every lap and sweated out five caution flags to capture the series opener for the Custom Windows Plus Badger Mod Tour presented by Gandrud Chevrolet at Shawano Speedway Saturday. In the process
LaCrosse pocketed $1,925 with the lap leader and halfway bonus money.

LaCrosse outraced polesitter and current Shawano points leader Jerry Wilinski of Seymour to take the lead. LaCrosse kept the top spot through several caution periods, one of which flew late in the race for Wausau’s Marcus Yarie, who was battling with BMT defending champion Brian Mullen for fourth. Yarie’s car hit a tractor tire and bent a tie rod on his racer, ending his night.

LaCrosse picked up where he left off on each restart, and sped away to a comfortable cushion to capture his second career BMT feature win. “I was a little bit worried on the restarts just because the field of cars is so tough here,” said LaCrosse. “You get into a rhythm and those cautions can throw you off a bit.”

Wilinski held on to second place in his first BMT start, and wound up as the highest finishing Shawano Speedway regular. Mullen wound up in third, after Pulaski’s Jason Czarapata lost a driveshaft while challenging Wilinski for the runnerup spot.

A total of 55 BMT modifieds checked in to compete in the Tour’s season opener The Tour’s second stop comes to Wilmot Raceway Sunday, June 16. The show will run with the UMP Summernationals HellTour. Oconto Falls Lance Arneson is the defending race winner.

For more information please check badgermodtour.com. You can also follow us on both Facebook and Twitter. For further information call (920) 905 1112 or (920) 676 5990.

In the WISSOTA Late Model feature Ron Berna jumped out to the quick lead over Joe Reuter, Tom Naeyaert, Mark Rose and Joel Bennett. Berna immediately began pulling away from the field, as Naeyaert grabbed the second spot on lap five. Bennett followed Naeyaert, as he took the third spot and Nick Anvelink moved to fourth. Bennett’s car lost power a few laps later, bringing out the caution flag.

Berna continued to lead on the restart with Naeyaert, Brett Swedberg, Anvelink and Rose following. Troy Springborn joined the top five with four laps remaining, but it was all Berna as he won by a comfortable margin.

Barry Van Straten led the first five laps of the IMCA Stock Car feature when Jason Czarapata took the lead. A caution a couple of laps later slowed the action. Czarapata remained in the lead on the restart but had John Heinz, Van Straten and Mitch Stankowski all in pursuit. The top two cars of Czarapata and Heinz pulled away from the field and Heinz pulled up to Czarapata’s rear bumper with three laps remaining. Czarapata was up to the challenge as he went on to another feature win.

In the IMCA Northern SportMod feature, Rob Krull took the early lead over Cody Hudson, Jordan Bartz, Austin Carter and Don Woller. A couple of cautions slowed the action over the next several laps. While Krull held a steady lead after the restart, Tracy Wassenberg was making his way through the top five. Wassenberg caught Hudson with five laps remaining, and quickly grabbed the second spot. He then set his sights on Krull, and began to close the gap, but it wasn’t enough as Krull went on to win his first feature.

The Speedway will resume its season, Saturday, June 1, with the racing action getting underway at 6:30 p.m. It will be Scouts, Little Leauge and Youth Group Night.

For more information about Shawano Speedway visit www.shawanospeedway.net.

Berna Dominates Late Model Feature at Shawano Speedway

May 23rd, 2013

Shawano, WI- Ron Berna led flag to flag to win his first Late Model feature of the year at Shawano Speedway. Marcus Yarie won the IMCA Modified feature, while Brandon Czarapata won the IMCA Stock Car feature. Tracy Wassenberg won the IMCA Northern SportMod feature, and Trent Nolan won the Mighty 4’s feature. Ron Berna jumped out to the quick lead over Brett Swedberg and Troy Springborn. Berna held the lead before the field was bunched up when the caution flag flew on lap seven. Berna continued to lead on the restart with Swedberg, Springborn, Nick Anvelink and Tom Naeyaert following. Berna pulled out to a slight lead over the next several laps.

The best action on the track was taking place for the third spot as Anvelink began pressuring Springborn for the spot. With seven laps remaining, the two battled side-by-side with Anvelink eventually taking control of the spot. It was all Berna as he led wire to wire and took the win over Swedberg, Anvelink Springborn and Naeyaert.

Marcus Yarie took the lead of the IMCA Modified feature on lap four which was followed by a caution on the next lap. Yarie maintained the lead on the restart over Eddie Muenster, Jerry Wilinski, Jason Czarapata and John Peters. Czarapata moved to third a couple laps later. As the race progressed Yarie held a small but comfortable lead while Muenster, Czarapata and Wilinski raced bumper-to-bumper for the second spot. With four laps remaining Wilinski took to the low groove and got by both Czarapata and Muenster to take over the second spot. Czarapata moved to third one lap later. No one would catch Yarie as he went on to the win. He was followed by Wilinski, Czarapata, Muenster and Peters.

Three different drivers led during the first four laps of the IMCA Stock Car feature. The competition was so tight that on lap three they raced three-wide two rows deep through corners three and four. Brandon Czarapata took the lead from Mitch Stankowski on lap five. Stankowski retook the lead on the next lap only to have Czarapata once again take the lead one lap later. Czarapata and Stankowski pulled away from the rest of the field, leaving Dan Michonski, Devin Snellenberger and Shawn Wagner to battle for the third spot. Wagner moved to fourth late in the race, but it was all Czarapata as he cruised to the win. Czarapata also won the earlier Australian Pursuit Race when he passed everyone in the field. Cody Hudson led the first five laps of the IMCA Northern SportMod feature when a caution came out. Joey Taycher took the lead on the restart and was followed by Hudson, Tracy Wassenberg, Jake Solin and Jason Jach. Midway through the race Taycher maintained his lead while Wassenberg and Hudson raced side-by-side for the second spot.

With seven laps remaining, Ta ycher bobbled in corners one and two allowing Wassenberg to take the lead. A caution one lap later slowed the action. Wassenberg continued to lead on the restart while Jach got by Taycher for second. Wassenberg led the remaining laps to take the win over Jach, Taycher, Jordan Barkholtz and Solin. Jeff Behm led the first six laps of the Mighty 4’s feature with Trent Nolan, Scott Blanke, Carl King and Kasey Gross following. Nolan stuck with Behm and grabbed the lead on lap seven. Nolan maintained his lead over the remaining laps but encountered traffic in corners three and four on the last lap. There was contact made while lapping cars, but Nolan held on for the win over Gross, Behm, Blanke and Grant Kastning.

The Speedway will host its first Badger Modified Tour race, Saturday, May 25. The racing action starts 30 minutes earlier than normal with the racing action getting underway at 6 p.m. Late Models, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Northern SportMods are also scheduled to race.

SEEGERT BATTLES TO FRONT IN LATE MODEL WIN AT SHAWANO

May 16th, 2007

Jeremie Hedrick started 19th in the IMCA Modified feature, and won in convincing fashion. Greg Gretz won another IMCA Stock Car feature, while Joe White won his first IMCA Sport Mod feature. The Fastrak Crate Late Model feature went to Justin Hirt.

A couple of cautions slowed down the start of the WISSOTA Late Model feature. When the race resumed, Todd Flannery grabbed the lead from M.J. McBride, with Doug Blashe, Justin Ritchie and Tom Naeyaert following. Another caution slowed the race on lap five. Flannery continued to lead on the restart, with Ritchie moving to second, and Terry Anvelink to third. Gordie Seegert joined the top five on the next lap.
With Flannery still leading, both Anvelink and Seegert made their way past Ritchie and set their sights on Flannery. They caught Flannery with seven laps remaining. Coming out of turn two, Anvelink went high, Seegert went low, leaving Flannery in the middle in the three-wide battle down the backstretch. Seegert came out on top in that battle, taking the lead, with Anvelink following. Seegert built a small lead over the next laps with Anvelink, Ritchie, Naeyaert and Flannery all in pursuit. It was Seegert’s race, as he won his first feature of the year.

In the IMCA Modified feature, Jerry Muenster took the early lead over Dave Diemel, Tom Schaal, M.J. Hintz and Lance Arneson. Arneson moved to third a couple laps later, with Jared Siefert joining the top five party, when the first caution flag flew. Arneson moved from third to first on the restart, as Muenster began to fade. Jeremie Hedrick, who started 19th, found himself in the top five at this time, riding the cushion in the corners.

It didn’t take Hedrick long to find the top spot, as he took the lead from Arneson at the halfway point of the race. This left Arneson, Diemel, Siefert and Schaal to battle for the rest of the top five spots, when the final caution flag flew. Hedrick continued to lead on the restart, with Arneson, Diemel, Julie McDermid and Schaal following. Eddie Muenster joined the top five in the last few laps of the race, but it was all Hedrick at the end, as he cruised to the victory. Kevin Lamberies used his front row starting spot to jump out to the quick lead over Greg Gutt, Gene Johnson, Chas Van Ooyen and Brian Techmeyer in the IMCA Stock Car feature. Over the next several laps, Lamberies pulled out to a slight lead, while Van Ooyen moved into the third spot. By the time the race reached its midpoint, Gutt was challenging for the lead using the high groove. He got too high in three and four, hitting the wall, and forcing him to pit lane.

Lamberies continued to lead as the laps started to wind down, but he had company from Van Ooyen, Greg Gretz, Johnson and Darren Otto. A caution slowed the race with a few laps remaining. Gretz moved to the front with Kurt Olson and Kyle Fredrick following him by Lamberies. Gretz and Olson battled side-by-side, but Gretz was up to the challenge. Gretz went on to the victory, with Olson, Fredrick, Shawn Wagner and Van Ooyen following.

Dave Fieber grabbed the early lead over Joe Rueter, Justin Hirt, Craig Bartz and Dan Wanta in the Fastrak Crate Late Model feature. Hirt got by Rueter on the second lap,and was in pursuit of Fieber. Hirt took the top spot on lap four, while Bartz moved to third and Cody Grosskruetz joined the top five. A caution on lap nine took away Hirt’s big lead.

Hirt continued to lead on the restart, with Grosskruetz moving to second and Mike Stangl moving to fourth. With Hirt firmly in the lead, Bartz and Grosskruetz swapped the second spot a couple of times over the next few laps, with Bartz finally taking control of the spot. It was Hirt taking the win, with Bartz, Stangl, Grosskruetz and Todd Jensema following.

Brad Bricco led the first five laps of the IMCA Sport Mod feature, before pulling to the pits during the first caution of the race. This gave the lead to Joe White, with Eric Arneson, Tim Jorgenson, Matt Oreskovich and Tracy Wassenberg following. White built himself a small lead, with Mike Czarapata dropping Oreskovich out of the top five. Arneson began gaining on White, when a couple of cautions plagued the race with a few laps remaining. White was able to hold off the rest of the field, and to win the race and collect the $1,000 to go with it. The extra payout was courtesy of Kapp Taxi Service. Arneson, Jorgenson, Czarapata and Wassenberg rounded out the top five.

Racing action at Shawano Speedway continues next Saturday night, with the action getting underway at 6pm. For more information about Shawano Speedway, visit www.shawanospeedway.net.