Yarie, Schmidt, Christians cruise to Shawano wins

Marcus Yarie collected the Saturday night IMCA Modified checkers at Shawano Speedway. (Photo by Shawn Fredenberg, Turn 2 Photos and Design)

By Dave Buss

SHAWANO, Wis. (June 5) – While last week was the unofficial start to summer, the weather took a
week to catch up. Marcus Yarie, Jeremy Christians and Jayden Schmidt all beat the heat and their respective
fields to find victory lane Saturday at Shawano Speedway.

The IMCA Modifieds saw Yarie power past Marcus Hoeppner and Kevin Feck
in the early laps to grab the top spot. Behind Yarie, Wyatt Block was
trying to get into the battle for his second straight feature win as
he got by Feck for the runner-up spot as Hoeppner slipped to fourth.

Jordan Bartz charged to fifth but ran out of laps in
the quest for more. 

Christians decided he’d be the one to steal
the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car spotlight. Christians motored to the front early and never looked
back as he picked up another win in The Class Too Tough To Tame. Travis Van Straten secured the runner-up spot, getting by Chucky Forstner and Kyle

Forstner took third with Frederick fourth.
Dan Michonski overcame mechanical issues in his heat race
to take fifth.

And in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods, Teagan Wudstrack jumped out early as Jeffrey Teske and Matthew Radtke tried to best each other for second.

As Teske
and Radtke were trying to settle things, Schmidt joined the battle and
grabbed second, then began to
track the leader.

A few laps later, Schmidt pounced and took the leadfrom Wudstrack. Schmidt would not relinquish the lead, picking upanother win. Teske was second while Tyler Sobiescyk cutthrough the field to third with Radtke fourth. Wudstrack settledfor fifth.