By Edward Anschutz
STURGEON BAY, Wis. (April 25) – Jeremy Anschutz withstood heavy pressure from Rod Snellenberger to win his first-ever IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature at Thunderhill Raceway.
Jeremy Anschutz gained control on lap three after Scott Reinhardt tagged the wall. Snellenberger wasted no time jumping to the runner up spot and began to pressure Anschutz down low.
Snellenberger took the lead on lap six but Anschutz came storming back up top to regain the front. While trying to find a little extra grip down low, Snellenberger clipped an infield tire, allowing defending champ Dave Bouche to sneak by.
In the end it was Anschutz cruising to the win over Bouche. Snellenberger had to settle for third.
Other feature winners were Todd Dart in the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, Todd Wiese in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Dave Schmidt in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.
Dart worked his way from fifth to second in the first 10 laps and began to close in on Greg Gretz for the top spot midway through the Modified contest. Dart found just a little more traction, making the winning pass on Gretz with four laps remaining in a green to checkered event.
Wiese proved he will be a contender for the 2015 Northern SportMod title with a dominating run. He survived a mid-race caution that put defending track champion Chris Budzban and veteran Randy LeMieux Jr. on his back bumper.
Wiese was up for the challenge, leading every lap.
Schmidt swiped the lead away from C.J. Weckler to score the win in the Hobby Stocks. Marcus Moede made a late-race charge to place second in another caution-free contest.