Ritchie records first Shawano IMCA Modified win

By Scott Owen
SHAWANO, Wis. (Aug. 18) – Justin Ritchie has won a number of features at Shawano Speed­way, but the former late model track champion scored his first IMCA Modified feature Saturday night.
Cautions plagued the start of the event, but once the race got going Tim Rothe took the lead. Ritchie pursued Rothe until lap three when he made an inside pass to take the lead.
As Ritchie led, the action was hot and heavy behind him as Jason Czarapata, Lance Arneson and Wy­att Block all came from deep in the field to battle for second and third.  In the end it was Ritchie making his way to victory lane followed by Czarapata, Block, Arneson and Konnor Wilin­ski. 
Mitch Stankowski returned to victory lane after some time away from the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car divi­sion. Lucas Lamberies raced to his seventh local Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod victory of the year ahead of Tyler Sobiesczyk, who finished a career-best second.