Ebert wins first career SportMod feature

By Scott Owen

SHAWANO, Wis. (May 28) – Sporting a big smile and a Clintonville Trucker football shirt, 16-year-old Jason Ebert posed in victory lane after scoring his first career Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature in only his second night of racing at Shawano Speedway.

The feature saw Brianna Ambroziak and Brandon Nygaard battle for the lead at the drop of the green flag. The pair raced side-by-side for the first two laps of the race before Ambroziak began to pull away just a bit from the rest of the field.

While Ambroziak led, Nygaard began to feel some heat from Ebert for second. Ebert cleared Nygaard on lap eight. On lap 10, Ambroziak lost the handle on the car in turn four and spun, bringing out the caution and handing the lead to Ebert.

Though it was only his second night of racing at Shawano, Ebert looked like a seasoned veteran holding the lead for the duration of the race. Kyle Raddant made a three-wide pass to move to second place and pestered Ebert for the lead as the race wound down.

Ebert held Raddant at bay though to win his first career feature. Nygaard finished third, Jordan Barkholtz was fourth and Wyatt Block took fifth.

Jerry Wilinski won for the second time locally in the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds while Travis Van Straten racked up IMCA Sunoco Stock Car checkers number four.

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