Wilinski, Forstner, Schmidt all repeat at Shawano

Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod winner Jayden Schmidt was one of three IMCA drivers scoring repeat victories Saturday at Shawano Speedway. (Photo by Turn 2 Photos)

By Scott Owen

SHAWANO, Wis. (Aug. 15) – It almost felt like déjà vu all over again Saturday as Konnor Wilkinski, Chucky Forstner and Jayden Schmidt returned to victory lane for the second week in a row at Shawano Speedway.  

Lap one of the IMCA Modified feature saw Kevin Feck go from third to first to lead the field. As Feck led, Wilinski began to work through traffic after starting 10th. A caution after lap six bunched the field up and Wilinski capitalized, going from his third place restart position to the inside of Feck to snag the lead.  

Wilinski did not look back as he drove to his second win of the year.  Feck finished in second and Marcus Yarie raced all the way from 18th to third. 

Jeremie Hedrick would lead the early stages of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature while being pres­sured by Gary Kasperek and Forstner.  The trio went three-wide for the lead on lap four.  Hedrick still held the lead until lap six when Forstner utilized the inside groove to make the pass.

Kasperek slipped past Hedrick to move to second. Kasperek continued to chase Forstner, but it would not be enough as Forstner went on to score his second win of the year. Third went to Mike Schmidt. 

In Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod action, Max Oreskovich led until lap four when the 10th starting Schmidt grabbed the lead. Schmidt quickly set sail and left the rest of the field behind.

Tyler Sobiesczyk raced his way to second on lap 12. Schmidt was just too much, though, as he won his fifth feature. Sobiesczyk and Bryce Clements were net across the stripe.