Seymour, August 7- Racing returned to Seymour Raceway Park for the first time in almost a month due to rain outs and the fair, and for a change, the day was perfect for racing in Northeastern Wisconsin.
Kelsey Coatings and 1st Choice Auto Sales were the title sponsors for the night including the Kids Club Coin Toss at intermission.
The Street Stocks opened feature action with 23 cars taking the green flag with Logan Schmeck leading the way with Trevor Van Straten, Lexii Ashcraft, Matt Warner and Harley Diedrick behind. The leaders stayed bunched behind Schmeck until the lone caution of the race appeared on lap 8. Schmeck had Ashcraft, Warner, Van Straten, point leader Jeff Jungwirth and Allan Schlueter lined up behind for the restart.
Jungwirth went to work on the pack after the restart and by lap 11 had taken over the lead. He was able to pull away a bit over the last half of the race and picked up his second feature win of the season. Warner passed Schmeck for the runner up spot with a pair of laps left but could not challenge Jungwirth. Ashcraft took fourth with Schlueter in fifth and Mike Carter coming through to round out the top six.
The IMCA Sport Mods were up next and after an opening lap incident caused complete restart, the race went non stop. JR Hansen took the initial lead with Chase Randerson, Kevin Bethke, Chris Budzban, Jason Vandenberg and Travis Arenz behind. Bethke used the inside line to take the lead on lap 4 and was able to open a slight lead as Arenz and point leader, Lucas Lamberies, worked to the front. By lap 11, Arenz was in second and started to work on the lead Bethke had. Lamberies moved into third and layed chase as well. The gap slowly closed and on lap 18, Arenz was able to take over the point and open a lead of his own running to his second feature win of the season. Lamberies took second on lap 20 but ran out of laps and finished second. With three laps left, Budzban was able to move by Bethke to secure third with Vandenberg and Scott Besaw rounding out the top six.
The Coor’s Light IMCA Stock Cars put a strong 21 cars field on the grids with Steve Hiles taking the lead for the first 2 circuits when the caution bunched the pack. On the restart, Rod Snellenberger powered into the top spot with Travis Van Straten, Aaron Stolp, Kyle Frederick, Jeremy Wiitala and Travis Springstroh behind. Van Straten was able to used the inside line to perfection and stole the lead from Snellenberger on lap 8, and started to pull away from the battle for second. The field spread out with Van Straten opening a large gap ahead of Snellenberger. Frederick, Stolp and Springstroh followed. The field stayed the same until debris on the track caused the second caution with 4 laps left. VanStraten was up to the challenge and held the lead to collect his third feature win of the season. Snellenberger ran to his best finish so far taking second , holding off Frederick. Springstroh ended up in the top four with Chas Van Ooyen, making a solid run after restarting in the back after the lap 2 caution, to finish fifth and Stolp rounded out the top six spots.
COORS LIGHT IMCA STOCK CARS
30 Lap Feature l. Travis Van Straten, Hortonville 2. Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski 3. Kyle Frederick, Oconto 4. Travis Springstroh, Freedom 5, Chas Van Ooyen, Freedom 6. Aaron Stolp, Milwaukee
8 Lap Consy First l. Chase Parker, Hortonville 2. Bryan Techmeier 3. Aaron Karcz
Second l. Harley Simon, Seymour 2. Larry Karcz, Jr 3. Barry Van Straten, Shiocton
8 Lap Heats First l. Snellenberger 2. Van Ooyen
Second l. Jamie Van Ooyen, Appleton 2. Bill Kelsey, Luxemburg
Third l. Steve Hiles, Hortonville 2. Jeremy Wiitala, Green Bay
IMCA SPORT MODS
25 Lap Feature l. Travis Arenz, Sheboygan 2. Lucas Lamberies, Clintonville 3. Chris Budzban, Luxemburg 4. Kevin Bethke, Neenah 5. Jason Vandenberg, Kimberly 6. Scott Besaw, Omrow
8 Lap Heats First l. Arenz, 2. Budzban
Second l. Bethke 2. JR Hansen
20 Lap Feature l. Jeff Jungwirth, Oshkosh 2. Matt Warner, Green Bay 3. Logasn Schmeck 4. Lexii Ashcraft, Oshkosh 5. Allan Schlueter, Oconto 6. Mike Carter
8 Lap Heats First l. Harley Diedrick, Freedom 2. Jungwirth
Second l.Ian Waino 2. Schlueter
Third l. Paul Ambrosius, Seymour 2. Dylan Stedjee, Shawano
Seymour, Sunday- August 7 - 8:30 AM - Just heard an unusual report on the radio that said the weather today was going to be Sunny and Bright, temp 79, low humidity, NO chance of precipitation, a perfect day in Northeastern Wisconsin.
It’s about time, I think.
Racing will resume tonight, Sunday August 7, at Seymour Raceway Park for the fifth full program of 2016.
Kelsey Coatings and 1st Choice Auto Sales team up to sponsor tonights return after the fair last week, and will also be sponsoring the Kids Club Coin Toss at intermission.
Tonights events include Street Stocks, IMCA Sport Mods and Coors Light IMCA Stock Cars on the 1/3 mile banked clay oval located a the Outagamie County Fairgrounds on Main Street in Seymour.
The pit gates open at 3 PM.
Pit entry $25.00 with discounts for minors with proper insurance forms on file.
Late sign in at 5:15.
Drivers meeting at 5:30
Racing at 6 PM
Grandstand opens at 4 PM
Adults 19-54 $13.00
Students 13-18 and seniors 55+ $9.00
Kids 12 and under FREE with paid adult.
Running Order (subject to change)
IMCA Sport Mods
Coors light IMCA Stock Cars
As previously posted, with all of the weather woes the track has had to endure this year, the remaining 2016 schedule will feature only the three fantastic weekly divisions.
The special events that were scheduled , have been mutually cancelled for 2016, and hope to reschedule for 2017.
The racing at SRP has been very competitive.
Travis Van Straten defending track and IMCA National champion, has won 2 main events here this season and sits on top the point standings with 151. Chas Van Ooyen, Jr is in second place with 136 and is also a feature winner. The remaining top five are very close with Jeremy Wiitala, Travis Springstroh and Dylan Heilmann with 135, 134 and 132 respctivly. Jerry Winkler is the other feature winner this year, taking his first career division feature at the last race, holding off Van Straten and six time champ Rod Snellenberger.
Lucas Lamberies is the current IMCA Sport Mod State point leader, and became the first repeat feature winner thte last race and sits in first place in the divison standings with 191 points. JJ Andersen and Travis Arenz follow closely in the standings with 187 and 184. Each is also a feature winner. Scott Besaw and Kevin Bethke round out the top five with 166 and 158 points.
Jeff Jungwirth has been a consistant top three runner this season and on opening night feature win sees him first in the standings with 157 markers over Paul Ambrosius with 143. Defending champion, Allan Schlueter is third with 135 followed by Dylan Stedjee at 128 and a tie for fifth between Clint Evans and Patty Winkler at 127. Three other feature winners are Gary Kasperek, David Schmidt and Craig Vandewettering.
We hope you come out to enjoy a perfect Sunday evening of fantastic racing action at Seymour Raceway Park.
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