Yarie triumphant with last-corner pass

By Scott Owen

SHAWANO, Wis. (July 30) – Marcus Yarie made a last-lap, last-corner pass on Kevin Feck for his seventh local Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature win of the season Saturday at Shawano Speedway.

Tony Wedelstadt took the lead on the opening lap and quickly began to pull away from the rest of the field. Feck moved to second, trying to keep pace while Yarie joined the top three on lap three.

Wedelstadt had already built up a sizable lead as Feck and Yarie separated themselves from the rest of the field as well. On lap 10, Wedelstadt caught the tail of the field, slowing his pace a bit. Feck and Yarie began to quickly reel in the leader.

On lap thirteen Wedelstadt, Feck, and Yarie were nose to tail racing for the lead. Feck then went to the outside of Wedelstadt to take the lead on lap 14. As the field reached the back straight, Wedelstadt made contact with Cole Petit ending the night for both of them and bringing out a caution with six laps left.

Feck was quick on the restart but Yarie stayed with him. Over the course of the next few laps, Feck ran the high line near the wall as Yarie searched for a way by. Entering turn three on the final lap, Yarie dove to the inside of Feck.

Feck drove his machine as hard as he could in turn four and slipped up the track. It was the open­ing Yarie needed as he raced past Feck heading out of turn four to the checkered flag.  Feck held on for second followed by Jamie Schmidt, Eddie Muenster and Lance Arneson.

Dan Michonski came from 16th to win his second IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature and Lucas Lamber­ies won his sixth Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature.