Buckarma bags $750 payday at Outagamie

By Edward Anschutz

SEYMOUR, Wis. (July 29, 2022) – Nick Buckarma outlasted Clint Forstner to score his first IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win of the season, good for $750 and B & B Racing Chassis All-Star qualifying eligibility, Saturday night as 108 racers checked to do battle at Outagamie Speedway powered by EWSC.

Forstner drew the pole and led until Buckarma used the outside groove to slip by up top on the third lap. Forstner went back to work down low, retaking the lead on the 12th lap.

The duo raced side-by-side the remainder of the event with Kyle Frederick a close third. With two laps remaining, Buckarma was able to find the momentum up top to grab the top spot once again. Buckarma held on by a fender to score a thrilling win. Forstner was second, Frederick took third, Wyatt Block placed fourth and Brett Wenzel completed the top five.  

In Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod action it was Skyler Woods taking command early on as last week’s winner Jake Carpenter worked his way through the field from row six.

A caution on the 10th circuit erased a sizable advantage for Woods. Carpenter restarted third, immediately took second and set his on the leader. With Woods running the cushion, Carpenter began to navigate the low groove.

On the final corner, Carpenter threaded the needle down low to slip by Woods and score his third win a row. Woods was forced to settle for second, Cory Kemkes stayed in the title fight with a third place run, Cole Czarneski was fourth and Ryan Besaw placed fifth.  

Rookie Jayden Schmidt took the lead away from Hunter Parsons on lap six of the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature and never looked back to score his second win of the season.

Parsons had his best run of the season to place second, Wyatt Block took third, Cody Shroeder was fourth and, after having problems in his heat, Dan Roedl completed the top five. The contest went green to checkers. 

Thomas Schulte scored his second Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compact feature win of the season. Taylor Yunk was second and rookie Collyn Jorgenson placed third. For Schulte it was also a clean sweep as he picked up the heat race win earlier in the night.