Yarie, Barkholtz go wire to wire at Shawano

By Scott Owen

SHAWANO, Wis. (July 31) – Marcus Yarie and Jordan Barkholtz led all twenty laps of their respec­tive features IMCA features during the midweek show at Shawano Speedway.

It was the third feature win of the season for each driver.

Yarie is a two-time track champion and the current point leader in the IMCA Modified division, and any time he puts his art skills to good use and draws a front row feature starting position one can bet that it’s going to be a long night for his competition.

Yarie led every lap of the feature as Wyatt Block, Lance Arneson and Jerry Wilinski battled hard behind him for position. In the end it was Yarie cruising to victory followed by Block, Arneson, Jerry Wilinski and Konnor Wilinski.

Barkholtz started outside the front row of the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature by virtue of the draw. As Barkholtz led, Lucas Lamberies and Kyle Raddant battled for second.

That battle allowed Barkholtz to speed away from the pack. As laps ticked off, it was all Barkholtz in front of the field. The best battle over the second half of the race was for fourth between Jay­den Schmidt and Jordan Bartz.

As the checkered flag waved it was Barkholtz winning followed by Lamberies, Raddant, Schmidt and Bartz.

Racing will continue Saturday night at the historic half-mile beginning at 6 p.m.  More information can be found online at www.shawanocountyfair.net.