Bishofberger takes career first IMCA Modified checkers

By Dave Panske

OSHKOSH, Wis. (June 26) – Zeke Bishofberger became a first-time Automotive Supply Company IMCA Modified winner Friday at Oshkosh SpeedZone Raceway.

Following a lap five caution, Bishofberger took over the lead and started to pull away. Mike Mueller was next to move up and took over second on lap seven with Tim Robbins and Dan Roedl mak­ing up the rest of the top four.

They pulled away until a final caution bunched the field on lap 17. Bishofberger controlled the lead over the final three circuits with Mueller making a charge on the outside over the final lap to fall just short and finished second. Roedl was third.

Travis Van Straten held off challengers over the final couple laps to secure his fourth local Total Power Sales IMCA Stock Car feature win. Justin Jacobsen was second followed by Jerry Winkler.

Jeff Schmuhl controlled the final six laps and collected his first local and second Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod victory of the season. Brandon Schmitt fought with the leader to the final lap, when Colten Van Hierden was able to sneak by at the finish line to take second.