Van Straten make history with 100th feature win

IMCA Sunoco Stock Car career wins number one and 100, and a lot of them in between, came at Shawano Speedway for Travis Van Straten. (Photo by A and H Photos)

By Scott Owen

SHAWANO, Wis. (July 29) – On July 14, 2001 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car rookie Travis Van Straten scored his first career feature win at Shawano Speedway.

Sixteen years later, Van Straten – now one of the top IMCA Stock Car racers in the nation – scored his 100th feature win at the same venue.  It was the 12th win of the season for the three-time defending track champion.

Josh Mroczkowski led early on as Dan Michonski quickly moved to second after starting 10th. Michonski took the lead on lap five while Van Straten worked through the field and joined the top three by lap 10.

Michonski, Van Straten, and Nolan went three-wide for the lead on lap 12 with Van Straten taking the top spot. Van Straten led the rest of the way for his historic 100th IMCA career feature win.  Michonski finished second and Nolan was third.

In other action, Marcus Yarie won his second local IMCA Modified feature of the season while Jordan Barkholtz won his fourth Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature.