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Four IMCA drivers see victory lane to open season at Outagamie

By Scott J. Owen SEYMOUR, Wis. (May 3, 2024) – Mother Nature was a race fan this week as the 2024 racing season kicked off at the Outagamie Speedway presented by Klink Equipment and Elite Coatings.  A full pit area of 132 cars signed in for night one action. IMCA feature winners on the night included Colton See, Brandon Czarapata, Konnor Wilinski, and Taylor Junk. Cole Slezewski led early in the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod feature before giving way to See.  See was soon chased by Derek Fehling.  See saw his way through lapped traffic better though and was able to keep Fehling at bay. In the end it was See followed by Fehling and Jake Carpenter. The IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature was more exciting than Thor at a 2-for-1 hammer sale. Czarapata and Josh Mroczkowski dueled early with Rod Snellenberger and Mike Mullen tight behind them. Mullen soon moved to second and showed the nose of his car to Czarapata multiple times. Mullen took the lead on lap nine but it was Czarapata [Read More]

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Rookie Vlies cashes in at Outagamie Speedway 

By Edward Anschutz SEYMOUR, Wis. (Aug. 18, 2023) – A rookie driver cashed in big Friday at Outagamie Speedway’s $1,000 to win special for Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods. Tyler Demars set the pace on the opening laps. A caution on lap four allowed rookie Coy Vlies a shot at Demars and he took it. As the field took the green, Vlies threw a slider going into turn one and made a clean pass for the lead. Vlies was able to keep the field at arm’s reach the rest of the way to score the win and a $1,000 payday for his efforts. Jordan Jahnke placed a solid second, Dylon Waldvogel placed third and Matt Radtke was fourth.   The first 17 laps of the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified headliner clicked off quickly as Marcus Yarie paced the field. Benji LaCrosse worked from row six and into the runner-up position just past the midway point. A caution with three to go saw Yarie and LaCrosse tangle on the restart. To his dismay, LaCrosse’s machine sustained damage from the [Read More]

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Frederick is red hot at Outagamie Speedway  

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 [Read More]

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Siefert scores $1,000 IMCA Stock Car payday at Outagamie

By Edward Anschutz SEYMOUR, Wis. (July 14, 2023) – Jared Siefert scored big Friday night, winning the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature and $1,000 at Outagamie Speedway. Jeff Kropp paced the opening laps before coming under attack by former IMCA Modified national champion Siefert, who took his Sniper Speed Chassis to the top groove and raced around Kropp for the lead on lap four. Tyler Wilson came to call, breaking into the runner-up position. Wilson began to dog Siefert just past the midway point. A caution on 12 bunched the field as Siefert led. That’s when it began to rain, forcing officials to cancel the remainder of the program. Siefert, already guaranteed a starting spot in the B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational for his $5,000 win at the Jackson Motorplex Stock Car Challenge in May, scored a clean sweep on the night and a pocket full of cash for his efforts. Wilson had to settle second, Kropp was third and Rod Snellenberger completed the top four.   Colton See went to victory lane for the first time in [Read More]

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Buckarma, Radtke are IMCA winners at Outagamie

By Scott J. Owen SEYMOUR, Wis. (June 30, 2023) – Nick Buckarma and Matthew Radtke secured their first IMCA wins of the season Friday at Outagamie Speedway. The IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature was intense from start to finish, beginning with a four-wide battle for the lead. Darren Otto held the initial lead but his son Nathan took the lead on lap two. Josh Mroczkowski, Buckarma and Dan Sell Jr. soon joined the family feud for the lead. Darren Otto wrestled the lead back on lap four. Mroczkowski took his turn in the lead on lap five. It would be short-lived, however, as Darren Otto took the top spot back on the next circuit. Darren Otto, Buckarma and Mroczkowski went three-wide for the lead on lap 10 with Buckarma gaining the lead. Benji LaCrosse soon joined the leaders as well and moved to second on lap 14. Buckarma continued to lead but LaCrosse soon applied the pressure while running second. LaCrosse pulled to the inside of Buckarma as the duo raced side-by-side over the closing laps. Buckarma would hang on for the win [Read More]

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Waldvogel, Czarapata wire fields at Outagamie

By Edward Anschutz SEYMOUR, Wis. (June 23, 2023) – Dylan Waldvogel started on the pole of the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern Sport Mod feature and never looked back in racing to the checkers Friday at Outagamie Speedway. Cory Kemkes challenged Waldvogel several times but could never find a way around. Waldvogel led all 20 laps for his first win of the year. He was followed to the checkers by Kemkes, Chris Kuchta, Jordan Jahnke and Ryan Schmidt. Dan Michonski snagged the lead on lap one of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature but it was Brett Wenzel taking to the outside of the track to grab the lead on lap two. The only real challenge to Wenzel came on restarts as Chucky Forstner hung with Wenzel at times. In the end it was Wenzel fending off the field for the win. Michonski, Forstner, Tyler WIlson and Brandon Czarapata completed the top five. Dan Roedl led the early stages of the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature while Marcus Yarie and Benji LaCrosse worked through the field [Read More]

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Bartz, Arneson back in Outagamie’s victory lane

By Edward Anschutz SEYMOUR, Wis. (June 16, 2023) – Jordan Bartz and Eric Arneson both raced their way to the winner’s circle Friday at Outagamie Speedway. Fresh off a heat race win, Chris Pigeon paced the opening laps of the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature. Pigeon ran the cushion as Bartz went to work down low. Bartz made the pass for the top spot on lap four and never looked back, cruising to her first feature win of the season and a clean sweep on the night. Lucas Lamberies rallied late to place second, last week’s winner Cole Czarneski took third and Jason Ebert rounded out the top four. Ken Schrader moved up seven spots in the feature to place 12th.   Week in and week out, the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars put on a show for the fans, this week was no exception. Aaron Karcz looked to have the field covered but several cautions kept his competitors close. Austin Jansen and Eric Arneson made it a 3-car battle for the lead, with Arneson coming out on top with [Read More]

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Rookie Czarneski races to first IMCA Modified win 

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 [Read More]

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Whitman goes back-to-back at Outagamie 

By Edward Anschutz  SEYMOUR, Wis. (June 2, 2023) – Fresh off a heat race win, Wyatt Block looked to be the man to beat early in Friday’s Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature at Outagamie Speedway. Last week’s winner Johnny Whitman joined the battle for the top spot before the midway point but with both drivers running the same line, Block was in control. That all changed once Block hit lapped traffic and had to move around the track. Once Block was deep in traffic, Whitman threw a slider in turn three, pinning Block behind a lap car. Whitman took over the top spot and dominated the remainder of the event. Block had to settle for second, Konnor Wilinski took third and fourth went to Lucas Lamberies.   It’s not over till it’s over and that was the case in the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods feature, a thriller between Corey Kemkes and Brady Harshbarger. Harshbarger dogged Kemkes most of the main before a caution with three laps remaining set up a dash to the checkers. On the restart, Kemkes began to work the low [Read More]

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Lamberies leads the way at Outagamie

By Edward Anschutz SEYMOUR, Wis. (May 19, 2023) – Lucas Lamberies led the way to the checkers Friday night, in the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified main event at Outagamie Speedway. Lucas Lamberies paced the opening laps with defending track champion Jayden Schmidt giving chase. Lamberies worked the cushion to perfection opening his advantage over second. Lamberies carved his way through lap track traffic enroute to his first win of the season. Schmidt had to settle for second at the pay window, Josh Long was third and Cody Schroeder took fourth.   In Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod action it was Mathew Radtke setting the pace early until Mason Woods came storming by on lap five. Woods led the rest of the way to score his first win of the season. Dylan Waldvogel placed a solid second, third went to Jake Carpenter and Ryan Schmidt placed fourth.   Devin Snellenberger made his first appearance of the season a successful one as he led every lap to score the win the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. Trailing Snellenberger at the checkers was Brett [Read More]