Hall of Fame Night checkers fly for Wilinski

Jerry Wilinski won the Saturday IMCA Modified main event at Shawano Speedway. (Photo by Turn 2 Pho­tos)

By Dave Buss

SHAWANO, Wis. (June 1) – Jerry Wilinski was the IMCA Modified winner on Hall of Fame Induction Night at Shawano Speedway. 

Wilinski skated by Tim Rothe on the second lap to grab the lead in the Saturday main event. Wilinski checked out from the field until a lap nine caution brought the pack back together. 

The yellow flag was the only thing that slowed Wilinski as he again jumped to a dominating lead on the restart. Wyatt Block, Rothe and Konnor Wilinski were left to sort things out for second at the line with Block grabbing the spot followed by Roth and Konnor Wilinski in the top four.

Not to be outdone, Dan Michonski got by polesitter Asa Doxtator on lap one of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature and proceeded to disappear from the pack on his way to a green to checkers win. 

A late caution changed everything in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature as Vince Enge­bregtsen had a great restart and charged to the lead, capturing the win with Kevin Bethke second and Jordan Bartz third. 

Gary Roehrborn and Tom Naeyaert were inducted into the Shawano Speedway Hall of Fame during a ceremony at intermission.