Arneson treats himself to Shawano checkers

Lance Arneson treated Shawano Speedway fans to a thrilling IMCA Modified finish on Halloween at the Half Mile night.

By Scott Owen

SHAWANO, Wis. (July 14) – Lance Arneson secured his first IMCA Modified win of the year with a last-lap pass of Wyatt Block when Shawano Speedway celebrated Halloween at the Half Mile on Saturday night.

Ageless Jerry Muenster led lap one before his son Eddie made an outside pass to take the top spot. Block raced past Jerry for second by lap five and set his sights squarely on Eddie.  Block got underneath Eddie on lap eight to take the lead.

Arneson was moving quickly toward the front and as Block took the white flag, Arneson went to the high line and found an advantage. The pair raced door-to-door through turns three and four.

Arneson pulled ahead as they approached the checkered flag to score his first win of the year. Eddie Muenster, Marcus Yarie and Jason Czarapata completed the top five.

Trent Nolan raced to his fourth consecutive IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win while Lucas Lamber­ies notched Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod win number five.

Racing continues next Saturday night with the eighth annual Racing For a Reason. Through the first seven years of the event, more than $80,000 has been raised for childhood cancer charities.

The night will consist of bucket raffles and silent auction items, as well as a pre-race ceremony to honor from track champion Mark Mitchell. Extra money is also on the line as the winner of the IMCA Modified feature will leave $1,000 richer and become a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational bal­lot candidate if not already qualified.

Racing will begin at 6 p.m.