Weisnicht wins IMCA Modified main at Shawano 

By Scott Owen

SHAWANO, Wis. (July 16) – Mark Weisnicht scored his first Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified win of the season Saturday at Shawano Speedway.

Shawn Frelich jumped into the lead on the opening lap and was immediately pressured by Jim Zdroik. Weisnicht raced his way past Zdroik for the second position on lap seven.  Zdroik, Jerry Wilinski, and Lance Arneson completed the top five on ten.

As Wilinski’s machine drifted up the track he made contact with the Frelich. Frelich’s car got into the wall, ending his night. Wilinski was charged with the caution and sent to the rear of the field. Weisnicht, who had been running third, inherited the lead and was able to hold off Zdroik and Arneson for the victory.

Joe White had the car to beat early on in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature. White, who had been pressured by B.J. Giese for numerous laps, led the first eight laps before 10th starting Travis Van Straten made an inside pass for the lead.

Giese followed Van Straten past White for second as White coasted to the pit area with mechanical woes. As Van Straten began to pull away, Giese ran second while Mike Schmidt and Dan Michonski battled for third.  At the end it was Van Straten scoring the win over Giese, Michonski, Schmidt and Luke Uttecht.

In Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod action, Brian Besaw led the first four laps before Jordan Barkholtz took the top spot away on lap five.  Behind Barkholtz, Colten VanHierden and Lucas Lamberies moved to second and third on lap seven.

On lap nine, Lamberies used a slide job to take second from VanHierden and then set out to run down the leader.  On lap 11, Lamberies unleashed another slide job to take the lead from Barkholtz. Lamberies went on to win the race.  VanHierden made a last-lap pass to take second.  Barkholtz, Kyle Raddant, and Besaw completed the top five.