Yarie, Van Straten, Van Hierden celebrate on Christmas in July 

By Dave Panske

OSHKOSH, Wis. (July 17) – Marcus Yarie bested a field of 24 Automotive Supply Company IMCA Modifieds to take the Christmas in July night checkers Friday at Oshkosh SpeedZone Race­way.

Yarie passed eventual runner-up Mike Wedelstadt on the 15th circuit. Tim Lemirande started 18th and finished third.

Paul Holschuh, Dion Wahl and Justin Jacobsen took turns up front before Travis Van Straten drove to the lead in the Total Power Sales IMCA Stock Car main event.

Despite heavy pressure over the final laps, Van Straten was able to hold off the challengers to win his fifth feature of the season.   Jacobsen took the runner up spot with Jerry Winkle taking a strong third place finish.

Once in front, Colten Van Hierden pulled away for another Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod vic­tory.

The race for second was tight to the finish with Jeff Steenbergen able to sneak by on the final lap.