Havel swipes Thunderhill victory from Suckocki

By Edward Anschutz

STURGEON BAY, Wis. (July 19) – Shawn Havel hustled around Jamie Suchocki late in the going to earn his third feature win of the season Saturday at Thunderhill Raceway in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car division.

When the green flag dropped it was veteran Ford racer Tony Bouche leading the field and riding the top groove. Suchocki sprinted from row three and into second where he put the pressure on Bouche down low.

Suchocki grabbed the top spot on lap five but Bouche wasn’t letting go as he raced door to door for the lead. Lap after lap, Suchocki led by a fender at the line. Title contender Shawn Havel was able to work his way to third and then set his sights on the lead duo.

Just as Havel caught the leaders Bouche slid high off of turn three, costing him a good finish. Ha­vel went to the high line, passing Suchocki for the lead with a handful of laps remaining. Havel went unchallenged in the caution free event. Suchocki had to settle for second.

Other feature winners were Todd Dart in the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, Josh Massart in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Dave Schmidt in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.

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