By Edward Anschutz
SEYMOUR, Wis. (Aug. 4, 2023) – Kyle Frederick was on fire during Saturday’s IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature at Outagamie Speedway, both literally and figuratively.
Frederick raced around Larry Karcz on the fifth circuit and into the lead. As the race progressed, Frederick’s advantage began to shrink as Karcz and Brandon Czarapata chased. It became apparent why Frederick’s lead began to fade as his left rear brake rotor began to glow bright orange.
Signifying a stuck brake. Frederick’s machine held on just long enough to take the checkers. Once he pulled in the tech area, the left rear burst into flames. Track officials quicky put out the fire.
Czarapata was able to sneak by on the last lap to take second, Karcz had his best run of the year to place third and after starting 21st, Rod Snellenberger completed the top four.
Rookie Jeff Schmuhl grabbed the lead on lap three of the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified main and never looked back, cruising to his first win of the season.
Jason Ebert chased down the leader but never found a line to challenge for the for the top spot and had to settle for second. Konnor Wilinski took third and Mike Mullen made a late-race charge to place fourth.
Zachary Raab went wire-to-wire in the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods.
Raab took full advantage of his front row starting position and pulled to a half a track lead. Not even a caution with three to go could stop him as he still won by half a straightaway. Derek Fehling placed second, Max Oreskovich took third and Skyler Woods was fourth.