By Edward Anschutz
STURGEON BAY, Wis. (June 28) – Troy Muench withstood all challenges to capture his first local IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win of the season Sunday at Thunderhill Raceway.
Muench moved from the outside pole and into the lead before action was red flagged on lap two after Kyle Resch rolled in turn four. Resch emerged unscathed but his machine was done for the night.
On the restart, Scott Reinhardt and Dave Bouche chased after Muench. With Muench running low, Reinhardt went to the top groove and pulled even. Lap after lap, Reinhardt worked high as Bouche worked over the leader’s rear bumper.
With three laps remaining, Reinhardt nabbed the lead but Muench came storming back underneath to retake the lead and the victory. Dave Bouche was able to get second on the final lap, Reinhardt placed third.
A $100 bounty was on the line in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for anyone who could end Marcus Moede’s winning streak, everyone brought their “A” game. Moede ended up having to start last due to mechanical issues in his heat.
Ford Malvitz made the pass for the top spot on lap five. Several cautions kept the field close, allowing Dave Schmidt and Moede to slowly work through the field and to the leader’s bumper. Malvitz hugged the low groove and was never shaken, holding off the top two in points, scoring his first-ever feature win and collecting the Mike’s Automotive $100 bounty.
Tyler Hackett continued his winning ways with a clean sweep in the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds and Jacob Zellner made it two in a row in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods.
Next Sunday, July 5 will feature the $1,000 to win Topless IMCA SportMod feature for the third annual John Soukup Memorial. Racing starts at 5:30 p.m.