Wilson, Rhodes race to first IMCA wins at Outagamie

By Edward Anschutz 

SEYMOUR, Wis. (June 19) – The weather held off for fans and racers who joined Outagamie Speedway powered by EWSC for night number two. Fans were greeted to 128 cars doing battle.

Hunter Parsons looked to be the man to beat early in the IMCA Modified feature as he pulled out to an early lead. Parsons paced the field with Jason Czarapata, Brian Mullen and Tyler Wilson giving chase.

Czarapata’s night came to an abrupt end as his machine lost the right rear wheel just past the midway point. With the field bunched up Wilson went to work down low, wrestling the lead away on lap 14. Wilson pulled away for his first win in the Modified ranks. Parsons had to the settle for second at the pay window, Wyatt Block rallied to place third, Mullen was fourth and Mar­cus Yarie completed the top five.

In Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod action, Travis Rhodes led every lap to score his first career feature win. Defending track champion Jayden Schmidt closed late in the going but had to settle for second. Vince Engbregtsen placed third after starting in row six, Matt Radtke and Cory Kemkes completed the top five. The race went green to checker.

Dan Michonski jumped to the point on the first lap of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature and was immediately dogged by Jeremy Christians and Josh Mroczkowski. Several cautions kept the field tight to the back bumper of the leader.

Each time Michonski was up for the challenge as he earned a clean sweep with his first win of the sea­son. Eric Arneson made a late-race charge to place a solid second, Mroczkowski was third, Christians took fourth and Travis Van Straten rounded out the top five.

Al Cottrel was victorious in the Hach-1 Sport Compacts.