Mroczkowski mauls Outagamie Stock Car foes

The margin of victory for Josh Mroczkowski was a miniscule .028 seconds in the Friday feature for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars at Outagamie Speedway. (Photo by

By Joe Verdegan

SEYMOUR, Wis. (May 17, 2024) – Josh Mroczkowski’s IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win at Outagamie Speedway Friday night was beyond impressive for a couple of reasons.

For starters, the Krakow racer’s margin of victory at the checkers was a mere .028 seconds. What’s more, Mroczkowski fought off a pair of former IMCA national champions to the line in the process – Pulaski drivers Rod Snellenberger and Brandon Czarapata.

Mroczkowski started inside row two of the 20 lap contest and wrestled the lead away from Keegan Van Ooyen on lap four.

As the laps clicked off, Snellenberger and Czarapata, who started in the fifth and sixth rows, respectively, began methodically picking off their opponents one-by-one and began to gradually reel in the Krakow Ace.

A late race caution bunched up the field, and despite Snellenberger’s best efforts Mroczkowski beat Snellenberger at the line by mere inches. The margin was so close the finish had to be confirmed by transponder scoring.

Snellenberger settled for runner-up money, with Czarapata, Nick Buckarma and Devin Snellenberger rounding out the top five finishers.

It was a case of heartbreak in victory lane for a pair of open wheel racers.

Both of the drivers who crossed the finish line first in Friesen Performance IMCA Modified and Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod features were docked two spots for post-race tech violations. Hence, wiping out their victories.

As a result, Marcus Yarie was declared the winner in the IMCA Modified division while the same fete was awarded to Matthew Radtke in the IMCA Northern SportMods.

Brett Deprez was the class of the field in the Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts as he led every lap en route to victory.

Action resumes Friday, May 24 for the annual Old Glory Flight/Memorial Day special. Action begins at 6:30 p.m.

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