Roedl, Czarapata capture checkers at Outagamie

By Edward Anschutz 

SEYMOUR, Wis. (July 8, 2022) – Dan Roedl and Brandon Czarapata were among the IMCA winners as 127 racers checked in to do battle Friday at Outagamie Speedway. 

Shawn Frelich led the opening laps of the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature until Marcus Yarie motored to the top spot on lap four. Yarie then paced the field until the caution flew midway through the contest. 

Roedl used that his advantage, pulling next to Yarie for the top spot. Roedl rode the top side to perfection, taking the lead on lap 12. Cody Schroeder got to second late in the going but no one had anything for Roedl, who picked up his first win of the season and a clean sweep to boot. 

Schroeder had to settle for second at the pay window, rookie Jayden Schmidt was third, Brian Mullen took fourth and Yarie completed the top five.

Jeff Steenbergen and Czarapata went to battle from the drop off the green in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car headliner. Czarapata worked the tires as Steenbergen stormed the cushion. 

The duo exchanged the lead several times until Czarapata was able to take the lead for good with eight laps remaining to score his first win of the season. Clint Forstner made a late-race charge to place second, with a third going to Kyle Frederick. Chase Parker placed fourth and Steenbergen was fifth.

In the IMCA Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod feature, it was a three-car battle for the top spot as Taylor Haufschildt, Jake Carpenter and Goeff Jeche duked it out. 

Haufschildt held the top spot until Jeche slipped by on lap 10. Jeche quickly came under attack from Carpenter. A caution with five laps remaining set up a dash to the checkers. Carpenter came to call, pulling to the outside of Jeche. 

On the final lap, Carpenter was able to use the momentum up top to take the lead. Carpenter went on to win his second feature in a row.  Jeche had to settle for second, Will Garceau had his best run of the season to place third, Derek Fehling took fourth and Cory Kemkes was fifth.

Kegan Van Ooyen took the lead on the second lap of the Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compact feature and never looked back, cruising to his second win of the season. Last week’s winner Matt Brehmer was second, Thomas Schulte took third, rookie Collyn Jorgenson was fourth and Bailey Tate completed the top five.