By Edward Anschutz
SEYMOUR, Wis. (June 9, 2023) – Rookie Cole Czarneski raced to his career first Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature win Friday at Outagamie Speedway.
Czarneski rocketed from his front row starting spot, building a sizable advantage over Marcus Yarie. Midway through the contest Yarie began to close in as Czarneski worked through lapped traffic.
With five laps to go, Yarie made his move down low as Czarneski was locked behind a lapped car. The pass was for naught however as the lone caution flew.
Once in clean air on the restart, Czarneski pulled away for his first feature win in the IMCA Modifieds. Yarie raced with a lot of respect and took second, Wyatt Block was third and Benji LaCrosse rounded out the top five.
A $1,000 payday awaited the winner of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main event.
Nick Buckarma took the opening lap until he slid high, allowing Tyler Wilson to slip by down low. Buckarma dogged the leader the entire way but in the end, it was Wilson grabbing the cash and B & B Racing Chassis All-Star qualifying eligibility.
Buckarma had to settle for second at the pay window, Eric Arneson was third and Jeff Kropp took fourth.
Corey Kemkes got redemption in the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods. After having to settle for second last week, Kemkes left nothing to chance, racing from his 14th starting spot and to the lead on lap four.
Kemkes dominated the remainder of the event. Ryan Schmidt was second, Skyler Woods placed third and Dylan Schmidt had his best run of the season to take fourth.
Brett Deprez was victorious in the Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts, besting Bailey Tate and early leader Thomas Schulte placed third. Cody Booth completed the top four. The race went green to checkers.