By Dave Panske
OSHKOSH, Wis. (July 3) – Steve Schneider sped to his career-first Automotive Supply IMCA Modified feature win Friday at Oshkosh SpeedZone Raceway.
Rookie contender Trevor Spaulding grabbed the lead and looked every bit a veteran, setting the pace and opening a lead after each of four first-half cautions. The final restart saw Spaulding again open a slight lead with Matt Klenz, Chris Engels, fellow rookie contender Schneider, Dennis Schultz and Mike Mueller behind.
This time, the pack stayed tight with Spaulding still in command before suddenly pulling high on lap 14 and dropping out with mechanical problems. Schneider was running the inside line, slipped into the top spot and once in front, took off and left the race for the runner-up spot.
Schneider sped across the finish line to collect his first career IMCA Modified feature win. Point leader Marcus Yarie started the race 14th and took the runner up spot over Klenz.
Tom Schneider kept the family streak going by matching brother Steve’s Modified win with his first career Karl Chevrolet SportMod feature win.
John Heinz made a last run at the leader and coming out of the final turn, found the bite he needed to take the checker a half IMCA Sunoco Stock Car length ahead of Justin Jacobsen for his second local feature win of the season.