By Scott Owen
SHAWANO, Wis. (July 11) – A big crowd turned out in support of the Shawano Speedway’s fifth edition of Racing for a Reason.
Jamie Schmidt made it two in a row in the IMCA Modifieds. Travis Van Straten ran his win streak to eight in a row in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Lucas Lamberies won his third of the year in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods.
Schmidt was dominant in winning last week’s Modified feature and he backed it up this week. He went three wide through turns three and four and raced from sixth to the lead on the opening lap and led the entire 20-lap race.
Jerry Wilinski moved from 10th to finish second. Marcus Yarie started 15th and finished third.
Luke Uttecht and Steven Stewart enjoyed brief stints at the front of the Stock Car field before Van Straten took over on lap four. Van Straten quickly built up a big lead en route to his eighth win in a row and ninth local win overall this season. Runner-up was Dan Michonski and third was Shawn Wagner.
Lamberies took the lead on lap seven of the Northern SportMod headliner and held off Tracy Wassenberg for his latest win. Jordan Bartz was third.