Barkholtz wins second straight at Shawano

Jordan Barkholtz won his second Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature in as many weeks Saturday at Shawano Speedway. (Photo by A and H Photos)

By Scott Owen

SHAWANO, Wis. (May 13) – Jordan Barkholtz made it back-to-back weeks in victory lane with a win in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature Saturday at Shawano Speedway.

After starting outside row one, Bryce Clements grabbed the lead at the start. Just after halfway, Kevin Bethke wrestled the lead from Clements.

Barkholtz soon began to apply pressure and took the lead himself on lap 15.  Over the final five laps, Barkholtz was able to hold on for the win as Kyle Raddant worked past Bethke for second.

Matt Oreskovich had struggled mightily through the first two weeks of the season but got things turned around in week three in the IMCA Modified feature. Oreskovich led every lap of the feature en route to victory lane.

Sean Thayer led the opening lap of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature before giving way to Jus­tin Jacobsen. Dan Michonski moved to second on lap three and continued to stalk Jacobsen until he was finally able to get to the outside and take the lead six laps later.

Jacobsen continued to follow right on the rear bumper of Michonski, who held on for the remain­der of the race to score the win.