By Greg Aregoni
FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. (July 16) – Christmas in July took place at 141 Speedway on Saturday night with over 110 bikes given away to kids. Chase Parker received his own present and it was a brand new trophy courtesy of his first career IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win.
Chris Malfroid looked locked and loaded in the beginning of the main event. Malfroid cruised around in front of the pack with Parker his only threat. Parker tailed Malfroid and found his line coming out of turn four on lap nine.
Parker took the lead and never looked back. The race was for second from then on. Shawn Wagner ran toward the front using the topside of the speedway after starting 12th. Wagner knocked off a car a lap on his mid-race run.
Wagner got to second but didn’t catch the caution he needed and ran out of laps. Parker picked up his first career feature win. Wagner finished second. Dave Bouche had a stellar run to take third. Joe Brenner had his best career finish in fourth.
Shawn Kilgore won his second local Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature of the season. Ryan Lemieux picked up his first win in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod division. Mike Meier earned the Mach-1 Sport Compact win.
R.M. Van Pay flipped on the opening lap of the Modified feature, resulting in an immediate red flag. Van Pay was good but his racer sustained race-ending damage. The red flag would be the only halt to the event.
One hundred and fifty-one cars took to the speedway for a crack at their respective feature wins.