Outagamie win goes to Long

Kids Club member Ryan Dillenberg celebrated with Josh Long after his IMCA Modified feature win at Outagamie Speedway on May 27. (Photo by Joe Slack, www.danlewisphoto.net)

SEYMOUR, Wis. (May 27) – Josh Long was the Sunday IMCA Modified feature winner at Out­agamie Speedway.

Joey Taycher paced the opening laps with Long, Marcus Yarie and Mike Mullen giving chase. Long muscled his way down low past Taycher on lap eight for the top spot.

Yarie closed in on Long, making the pass for the lead on lap 14. The caution flew simultaneously for debris and scoring went back to the last completed lap. Up against curfew the race was check­ered with Long receiving the win. Yarie had to settle for a frustrating second, Mullen was third, Lance Arneson placed fourth and Taycher completed the top five.

Jeremy Christians raced from row two to the early lead of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature. Travis Van Straten followed suit into the runner-up position and worked high and low on Chris­tians.

With four laps remaining, Van Straten dove low entering turn three, contact was made, sending Christians spinning. The caution flew and Van Straten was sent to the tail. Christians then held off a late-race charge from Larry Karcz Jr. to score his first win of the season.

In Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod action, Lucas Lamberies took lead on lap 10 and never looked back in scoring a dominating win. Kyle Raddant brought home second, followed by Cody Schroeder.

Al Cottrell led every lap of the Mach-1Sport Compact en route to his first feature win.

A total of 148 cars packed the pit area for Memorial Weekend event.