Third Shawano wins of season for Yarie, Van Straten

By Scott Owen

SHAWANO, Wis. (May 21) – Marcus Yarie and Travis Van Straten both won their third local fea­tures of the season while Lucas Lamberies secured his second Shawano Speedway victory of 2016 Saturday night.

In Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified action, Tyler Wilson grabbed the lead on the opening lap, but was quickly pressured by Joel Seegert. The lead duo raced nose to tail as Seegert tried both high and low to find a way by Wilson.

As the lead duo duked it out, Yarie worked his way toward the front after starting deep in the field and on lap nine it became a three-car battle for the lead. Wilson continued to lead with Seegert and Yarie side-by-side and right on Wilson’s bumper.

Yarie finally found an advantage on lap 15, making a pass up high in turns one and two to take the lead, then led the rest of the way for the win. Seegert made a last-lap pass of Wilson to finish second.

The IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature continued the green to checkered, caution-free trend.  Van Straten made his way to the lead on lap 12 with an outside pass of Rod Snellen­berger.  VanStraten held the point position the rest of the way, but it was not easy as Snellen­berger and Kyle Frederick stayed right on him.

Karah Taycher secured the lead on the opening lap of the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod fea­ture while Brekken Kleinschmidt settled into second. Kleinschmidt maintained the second position un­til Lamberies grabbed the second spot on lap five and then used an inside pass to take the lead.

Taycher continued to chase Lamberies until lap 12 when Jordan Barkholtz hustled his way into the second position.

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