Shawano Races for a Reason Saturday night

Mark Weisnicht was the IMCA Modified feature winner on Racing for a Reason Night at Shawano Speedway. (Photo by Turn 2 Photos)

By Dave Buss

SHAWANO, Wis. (July 27) – There a couple of nights where the action on the track takes second stage to the events going on at the track.

On Saturday, Racing for a Reason took center stage as the amazing fans and race teams at Shawano Speedway worked together to raise money for the fight against childhood cancer. 

Mark Weisnicht grabbed the lead from his front row starting spot and never give it up on his way to an $800 IMCA Modified payday.

Marcus Yarie moved into second and kept the pressure on to the finish but not have enough to get around Weisnight. Lucas Lamberies came from the 12th starting spot to grab third with Jason Czarapata and Lance Arneson scored next.

IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars hit the track with Kurt Olson grabbing the early lead. Mike Schmidt, driving the number 57 car in memory of Mark Mitchell, moved to second and began to chase down Olson. 

Chummy Arneson, Jeremy Christians and Dan Michonski all joined the battle for the lead. Schmidt grabbed the lead on lap 13 with Bert Moede joining the top group as well.

On lap 19, Michonski slid into second and put the pressure on Schmidt. Michonski snuck by Schmidt at the line by about six inches for the win. Arneson, Olson and Moede completed the top five .

The Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods rolled onto the oval with Karah Taycher and Max Oreskovich on the front row. Taycher grabbed the early advantage only to have Brock Saunders take the point away on lap three. 

Saunders refused to let go of the top spot despite a couple restarts. Teagan Wudstruck grabbed second with Jordan Bartz, Jeffery Teske and Matthew Radtke finishing in the top five.