By Scott Owen
SHAWANO, Wis. (June 27) – Jason Czarapata’s rich weekend continued with the $1,000 Saturday checkers at Shawano Speedway.
Brian Joski started outside row one of the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature and put his machine in the lead on lap one with polesitter Jimmy Bartelt Sr. right behind. A lap four caution slowed the paced and bunched the field back up.
Eddie Muenster raced around Bartelt to move to second on lap five and went to work trying to reel in Joski. By lap 10, Czarapata had raced to third and on lap 11 he used the inside line to pass Joski for the lead.
Mechanical woes for Muenster on lap 12 brought out a caution and forced him to the pits. In the end it was Czarapata capturing his first win of the year at Shawano. Jerry Wilinski took second in front of Matt Oreskovich and Joski.
Travis Van Straten won his sixth straight and seventh overall local IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature of the season, taking the lead on lap three and holding off Shawn Wagner and Mike Schmidt.
The Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature was cut short due to the time limit. Wyatt Block won for the first time this season at Shawano, with Jordan Bartz second and Brandon Nygaard third.