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Lamberies rules Shawano IMCA Modified main

By Joe Orsini SHAWANO, Wis. (May 27, 2023) – Former track champion Lucas Lamberies reigned in Saturday’s Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature at Shawano Speedway. The main event saw ageless wonder Jerry Muenster start on the pole. When the green dropped, though, outside polesitter Nicholas Holtger launched into the early lead while Jeremie Hedrick put his familiar C19 machine into the runner-up spot. That lead duo set the pace for the first nine laps until caution flew, restacking the field. The ensuing restart had Holtger lead Hedrick, Jordan Bartz, Lamberies and Marcus Yarie back to racing speeds. Lamberies and Bartz wasted no time and worked to the front, where they traded the top spot back and forth with each driver having to run low or high in the door-to-door scrap. Lamberies eventually locked up sole possession of the lead and held on when the double checkers flew. Bartz settled for a hard-fought second, Yarie claimed third and Konner Wilinski charged from ninth on the starting grid to round out the top four. Travis Van Straten proved to still [Read More]

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Familiar faces in familiar places at Shawano

By Don Rouse SHAWANO, Wis. (May 20, 2023) – On a gorgeous Saturday evening the newly redesigned victory lane at Shawano Speedway powered by Auto Select saw many familiar faces return for week two. Unfortunately, one familiar face we won’t see but will always be here is Donna Dorn who lost her battle to cancer. Her presence and compassion for her favorite drivers and track will forever be with us.  In the early laps of the feature for the class called Too Tough To Tame, several IMCA Sunoco Stock Car drivers found out how tough it was. A nasty crash on the backstretch found Anthony Kotula, Kyle Fredrick, Dan Michonski, Brad Nelson, Jordan Barkholtz, Mitch Stankowski, Tyler Welch all tangled in a wreck. As the caution came out and safety crews attended to the drivers involved with no reported injuries to the drivers there sure was a lot of twisted up sheet metal on the cars involved in the crash. As racing resumed, Vern Stedjee held off the hard-charging Tyler Wendt followed by Trent Nolan, Jeremy Christians and [Read More]

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Mission accomplished for Karl

By Scott J. Owen SHAWANO, Wis, (Aug. 20, 2022) – Andy Karl survived a caution slowed Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature to score his first-ever feature win at the historic half mile Shawano Speedway Saturday night. Former rookie of the year Adam Jacobson took the lead at the start of the event. Karl went to the inside on lap three to take the lead. Karl survived and used multiple restarts to maintain his advantage at the front of the field. JJ Anderson applied pressure to the leader before mechanical woes ended his night. Late in the race, Karl held off Jayden Schmidt for the win. Schmidt advanced 13 spots for second. Lucas Lamberies finished third. Ageless Jerry Muenster was fourth and Marcus Yarie advanced 11 spots to take fifth.   The Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod feature hit the track with third generation racer JJ Vanderloop leading lap one.  Vanderloop quickly began to pull away from the rest of the field as Mike Springborn ran second on the grid. As Vanderloop clicked off lap after lap in the lead, Bryce Clements, [Read More]

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Sobiesczyk wins just in time

By Scott J. Owen  SHAWANO, Wis. (July 16, 2022) – Halloween at the Half Mile Shawano Speedway brought the kids out in droves in search of candy and the racing was just as sweet. Looking to put a season of bad luck behind him with a heat win earlier in the night, A.J. Springborn grabbed the lead at the start of the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod feature. As he led, Tyler Sobiesczyk moved to second. Springborn’s bad luck continued, though, as he spun while leading on lap five to bring out a caution and send him to the rear of the field. Sobiesczyk inherited the lead on the restart and was immediately pressured by Jeffery Teske, until Teske spun on lap five.   When the race went back green Sobiesczyk held serve the rest of the event. On the final lap, Sobiesczyk began to show smoke. As he took the checkered flag, his third of the season, the motor expired in a cloud of smoke. Travis Rhoades was able to advance from ninth to finish second. Max Oreskovich took third. Bryce Clements finished [Read More]

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IMCA Stock Cars are spectacular at Shawano

By Scott J. Owen SHAWANO, Wis. (June 25, 2022) – Though the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car division is known as The Class Too Tough To Tame, it doesn’t always feature a three-wide battle for the lead for nearly half of the race.  But Saturday night at Shawano Speedway it sure did with Trent Nolan prevailing for his fourth win of the year.  Fresh off an impressive heat race win earlier in the evening, Dylan Stedjee took the lead on lap one. Tyler Wendt pressured Stedjee from the start, pulled alongside the leader on more than one occasion while Kyle Frederick, Nolan and Luke Lemmens joined the battle at the front of the field.  Frederick pulled to the outside of Stedjee on lap seven to take the lead.  Lemmens quickly made it three-wide for the lead with Frederick and Stedjee.  Frederick continued to lead as Lemmens ran second and Nolan moved to third.  On lap 11, Frederick, Lemmens and Nolan began their three-wide battle for the win that would continue for the final nine laps of the race.  Most often [Read More]

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Nolan, Sobiesczyk, Schmidt are IMCA winners at Shawano

By Justin Zirngible.  SHAWANO, Wis. (May 7, 2022) – Three IMCA drivers raced to season-first wins at Shawano Speedway on Saturday night. The IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars took to the track for the first “A” main of the night and The Class Too Tough To Tame did not disappoint. The father-son duo of Vern and Dylan Stedjee started on the front row for the 20-lap main event. Vern Stedjee got the jump on the start and led the first 15 circuits. A late caution tightened the field as the high line was starting to come in. Shawano’s Trent Nolan would use that groove to gain the advantage after the restart and go on to take the checkered flag.  A rough start for the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods resulted in a time-shortened feature. Hollie Welch held the lead for the start of the event and Kevin Bethke led a number of the mid-race circuits, but 11th starting Tyler Sobiesczyk was not going to be denied with his new mount, debuting for the first time in 2022. The Friesen Performance [Read More]

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Mid-Summer Classic brings two nights of action to Shawano

SHAWANO, Wis. (July 23-24) – Fans were given two opportunities to watch racing action at Shawano Speedway as the Mid-Summer Classic kicked off on Friday. Mike Mullen was the story on opening night, picking up All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility wins in both the IMCA Modified and IMCA Sunoco Stock Car divisions in very impressive fashion while Jayden Schmidt paced the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods. Saturday would provide just as much action as Marcus Yarie, Jeffery Teske and Chucky Forstner found victory lane. The Northern SportMods kicked action off with what looked to be another great run by Max Oreskovich jumping to the early lead. Oreskovich led the early part of the race with Schmidt giving him astiff challenge for the top spot.  Jeff Schmuhl and Teske joined the battle up front. As the leaders entered turn one, Oreskovich’s engine expired, taking him to the outside wall and collecting Schmidt, who was able to continue after a trip to pit lane.  Schmuhl also suffered mechanical issues during the caution and retired his car for the night. Meanwhile, Teske [Read More]

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Shawano Hall of Fame welcomes two more

By Dave Buss SHAWANO, Wis. (June 19) – Last week it was the future in the spotlight, this week it was the past as two new members were inducted into the Hall of Fame at Shawano Speedway.  George Giesen and Ed Bertram were honored for their past accomplishments at the speedway and in racing. With friends and family along with numerous current and former drivers who have benefited from the new Hall of Famers’ contributions to the racing world in attendance, the two were honored in a ceremony at intermission.  IMCA Modifieds hit the track with numerous drivers who got their start in go carts at the GSR Raceway run by Bertram. It didn’t take long until the yellow slowed the action with Jeff Bodendorfer leading the way. Green flew again and it was Bodendorfer building a lead as Lance Arneson ran second and Konnor Wilinski third.  Bodendorfer built a lead of nearly a second. Arneson began to make his way forward and grab the top spot for lap 17 but Bodendorfer fought right back the [Read More]

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Yarie, Schmidt, Christians cruise to Shawano wins

By Dave Buss SHAWANO, Wis. (June 5) – While last week was the unofficial start to summer, the weather took a
week to catch up. Marcus Yarie, Jeremy Christians and Jayden Schmidt all beat the heat and their respective
fields to find victory lane Saturday at Shawano Speedway. The IMCA Modifieds saw Yarie power past Marcus Hoeppner and Kevin Feck
in the early laps to grab the top spot. Behind Yarie, Wyatt Block was
trying to get into the battle for his second straight feature win as
he got by Feck for the runner-up spot as Hoeppner slipped to fourth. Jordan Bartz charged to fifth but ran out of laps in
the quest for more.  Christians decided he’d be the one to steal
the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car spotlight. Christians motored to the front early and never looked
back as he picked up another win in The Class Too Tough To Tame. Travis Van Straten secured the runner-up spot, getting by Chucky Forstner and Kyle
Frederick. Forstner took third with Frederick fourth.
Dan Michonski overcame mechanical issues in his heat race
to take fifth. And in the [Read More]

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Block, Van Straten capture first Shawano features of season

By Dave Buss SHAWANO, Wis. (May 29) – The Memorial Weekend brought cool temperatures and hot action to the Shawano Speedway along with the unofficial start of summer. Wyatt Block, Travis Van Straten and Tyler Sobiescyk got their summers off to the best start of everyone with feature wins.  Early action saw Jerry Wilinski jump to the lead in the IMCA Modified main and begin to build a big advantage. The caution would fly on lap four and bring the field to his bumper. On the restart, Wilinski scooted away only to have a debris bring out another yellow.  Block and Andy Karl filled the second row on the lap six restart. Wilinski again extended his lead with Karl and Block fighting it out for the runner-up spot. Block took the second spot and begin to reel in the Wilinski machine at halfway.  On lap 15, Block moved past Wilinski and into the lead. Block cruised to victory with Wilinski second. Jordan Bartz charged to third with Karl fourth. Josh Mroczkowski powered to the early lead in the [Read More]