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Wagner Captures Fifth IMCA Stock Car Main, Rookie Birr Sweeps IMCA Northern Sportmod Class

Seymour’s Shawn "Lunchbox" Wagner captured his fifth 20 lap IMCA stock car feature of the year at Seymour Speedway Sunday.

The defending track champion also won his heat, sweeping the class for the night.

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Rookie Kevin Birr of Krakow swept action in the IMCA northern sportmods in a caution free contest. The win was the first for the former 4 Cylinder champion.

Luxemburg’s Benji LaCrosse passed hometown driver Mike Mullen with two laps to go to win the 20 lap IMCA modified feature. It was LaCrosse’s second win of the weekend, as he won at Luxemburg Speedway Friday night.

A total of 131 cars showed up to race, including 26 IMCA modifieds, 31 stock cars, 22 northern sportmods, 28 street stocks and 23 4 bangers.

Wagner came out swinging, fending off Shiocton’s Barry Van Straten, Gillett’s Kyle Frederick and Pulaski’s Rod Snellenberger in the final 10 laps to win the IMCA stock car feature. You could have thrown a blanket under the top three as they crossed the finish line, with Van Straten and Frederick taking second and third, respectively. Snellenberger nabbed fourth after having to fight his way into the feature by placing second in a semi feature. Green Bay’s Andy Kornowski rounded out the top five finishers.

Birr fought off a fast closing Travis Van Straten of Hortonville for the win. Hometown driver Rod Solem took third, followed by Bonduel’s Greg Wichman and Green Bay’s Josh Long.

Seymour’s Aaron Melchert fought off defending track champion Todd Everard of Green Bay in the waning laps to collect the 20 lap street stock main. Everard, Kaukauna’s Matt Drawenek, Tigerton’s Gary Kasparek, and Appleton’s Phil Hiles rounded out the top five.

Ralph Legois Jr. of Oconto Falls swept action in the sport four class.

Next Sunday, June 27 Wisconsin Lock and Load Transport will sponsor the program, which begins at 6 p.m.

 


RACE SUMMARY

 

IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE: Benji LaCrosse, Luxemburg; Mike Mullen, Seymour; Jason Czarapata, Pulaski; Mike Wedelstadt, New London; Jerry Wilinski, Seymour; Brian Mullen, Seymour

SEMI FEATURE: 1) Lance Arneson, Krakow

HEATS: 1) LaCrosse; Tim Jorgenson, Seymour 2) Julie Wedelstadt, New London; Mike Mullen, 3) Brian Mullen; Mike Wedelstadt

 

IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE: Shawn Wagner, Seymour; Barry Van Straten, Shiocton; Kyle Frederick, Gillett; Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski; Andy Kornowski, Green Bay

SEMI FEATURES: 1) Bill Kelsey, Luxemburg 2) Snellenberger

HEATS: 1) Brian Koch, Little Chute; Nate Michonski, Leopolis 2) Van Straten; Mitch Stankowski, Wausau 3) Dan Nelson, Brillion; Rick Dix, Green Bay 4) Wagner; Kornowski

 

IMCA NORTHERN SPORTMOD FEATURE: Kevin Birr, Krakow; Travis Van Straten, Hortonville; Rod Solem, Seymour; Greg Wichman, Bonduel; Josh Long, Green Bay

HEATS: 1) Brandon Long, Green Bay; Kevin Bethke, Neenah 2) Eric Arneson, Oconto Falls; Johnny Whitman, DePere 3) Birr; Chad Guyette, Black Creek

 

STREET STOCK FEATURE: Aaron Melchert, Seymour; Todd Everard, Green Bay; Matt Drawenek, Kaukauna; Gary Kasperek, Tigerton; Phil Hiles, Appleton

SEMI FEATURE: 1) Andy Paluch, Pulaski

HEATS: 1) Adam Broehm, Stockbridge; Bob Czarapata, Krakow 2) Hiles; Joe Schwister, Seymour 3) Everard; Brian Long, Neenah

 

4 BANGER FEATURE: Ralph Legois Jr., Oconto; Calvin Stueck, Clintonville; Jesse Cullen, Chilton; Brian Johnson, Oconto Falls; Jason Cornelius, Oneida; Josh Roehl, Appleton

SEMI FEATURE: 1) Cullen

HEATS: 1) Sam Ambrosius, Pulaski; Evan Beattie, Little Chute 2) Johnson; Josh Mroczkowski, Krakow 3) Liegois Jr; Jason Corneilus

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