Muenster checks out at Shawano

Eddie Muenster checked out on his Shawano Speedway foes in topping the Saturday night IMCA Modified main event. (Photo by Shawn Fredenburg, Turn 2 Photos and Design)

By Dave Buss

SHAWANO, Wis. (May 8) – An IMCA Modified driver who’s been around the track a time or two led the way to the checkers Saturday at Shawano Speedway.

Eddie Muenster simply checked out and dominated to the win while Konnor and Jerry Wilinski battled with Jordan Bartz and Kevin Feck for the runner-up spot with positions changing hands lap after lap. Marcus Yarie, fighting mechanical issues all night, had been regulated to the 21st starting position in the feature. Yarie and his crew made the right decisions to get the car right as he drove to the top five. When everything settled out it would be Muenster victorious with Jerry Wilinski grabbing second from his son Konnor. Yarie was fourth with Bartz fifth.

The IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars again set the bar for great feature action. Jeremy Christians found himself back in the pack to start the feature with a host of heavy hitters in front of him. At the front of the pack would be an announcer’s nightmare as Mitch Stankowski, Josh Mroczkowski, and Dan Michonski battled it out with Kyle Frederick and Chucky Forstner. 

Mroczkowski grabbed the lead and looked to escape the pack, and for awhile it looked like he did. Christians had other plans as he continued to pick up positions and eventually find his way to the runner-up spot. Christians cut into the lead lap after lap until eventually grabbing the top spot. Christians cruised to another win while Frederick was the best of rest, grabbing second spot with Mroczkowski and Trent Nolan rounding out the top four. 

The Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods saw Tyler Sobiescyk grab his spot in victory lane. Sobiescyk tried to check out from the field after each restart only to have Jayden Schmidt and Zachary Raab brought back to his bumper with each caution.

Each time, the 27 car was up to the challenge leaving Raab and Schmidt to fight it out for the runner-up spot. Last week’s winner Jeffery Teske joined the battle for second with Schmidt and Raab as Sobiescyk made his breakaway.

When the checkers flew it was Sobiescyk leading Raab, Schmidt and Teske across the line. Max Oreskovich grabbed fifth after charging from mid-pack at the start.