Michonski, Nolan fight to the finish

Nate Michonski was the winner in an IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature that had the crowd on its feet Saturday at Shawano Speedway. (Photo by Turn 2 Photos)

By Scott Owen

SHAWANO, Wis. (Aug. 24) – Nate Michonski and Trent Nolan brought the Shawano Speedway crowd to its feet as the two traded paint in the race to the checkered flag in Saturday’s IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature.

Michonski prevailed for his first win of the year. 

The feature started with a four-wide battle to lead lap one with Vern Stedjee ahead of the pack by a bumper. The four-wide battle continued on lap two, but this time it was Tom Riehl leading the way.  On lap three, Nolan took his car to the front of the pack. Michonski moved to second on lap five and the lead duo began to pull away a bit from the rest of the field.

On lap 17, Michonski pulled to the inside and led by the slightest of margins at the line. Nolan tried to return the favor on lap 18 as he went to the inside but to no avail. 

Not giving up the chase, Nolan again pulled alongside Michonski on the final lap. The two made contact exiting turn four and rubbed again coming down the front stretch to the checkered flag. The crowd rose to its feet as Nate Michonski won by a nose over Nolan.

Jason Czarapata notched his second IMCA Modified feature win while rookie Jeffery Teske won his second Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature.