Whitman captures checkers at Outagamie

By Edward Anschutz  

SEYMOUR, Wis. (May 24) – Johnny Whitman led the last three laps before making his way to victory lane Friday night at Outagamie Speedway. 

Brekken Kleinschmidt paced the opening laps of the IMCA Modified headliner until Mark Schuene­mann raced by on lap four. A series of cautions before midway kept the field bunched up. Tyler Wilson used this to his advantage, snagging the lead down low on lap 10. 

Whitman worked through the field to the runner-up position after starting in row six. Wilson and Whitman worked the low groove until Wilson left the door open just enough to allow Whitman to sneak by for the lead. 

Whitman led the remaining three laps while Wilson settled for second at the pay window. Mike Mullen rallied to place third after sliding back to last on the first lap. 

Josh Mroczkowski measured his margin of victory over Trent Nolan by half a car length in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main. 

Jordan Bartz took the lead from Ryan Schmidt on lap seven and dominated the remainder of the event to score the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod win in a green to checkered contest. 

Matt Brehmer was victorious in the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature.