2012 Weekly Race Reports
Kasperek Wins Thriller, Wilson Scores Clean Sweep
Gary Kasperek drove from row 9 to win a thriller in the Street Stocks at Seymour Super Speedway. Other feature winners were Jason Czarapata (IMCA Modified), Brandon Czarapata (IMCA Stock Car), Tyler Wilson (IMCA Sport Mod) and Calvin Stueck (Four-Cylinders)
Joe Schwister took the lead early in the Street Stock main event until a caution with 7 to go slowed the field. Point leader Gary Kasperek who started in row 9 due to a mechanical failure on the first lap of his heat race. A series of cautions allowed Kasperek to work into the top 5. This put Schwister in a 4 car battle for the lead with last weeks winner John Ashcraft, Jerry Winkler and Kasperek. Ashcraft led with 5 to go, Winkler then took his turn up front sneaking by Ashcraft for the lead. With white flag waving Kasperek ducked underneath Winkler and the two slugged it out for the win. Winkler fired his racer into the corner allowing Kasperek to work the low groove powering past Winkler out of turn 2. Kasperek led only one lap, but it was the last one as he picked up his 5th feature win of the season and extended his point lead over Travis Springsttoh. Schwister used the last lap tousle to secure second, Ashcraft third, Winkler four and Aaron Melchert snuck by at the line for fifth.
Tyler Wilson scored his first career Seymour feature win in the IMCA Sport Mods
Frederick Fends off the field at Seymour Super Speedway
Kyle Frederick won the IMCA Stockcar main event after heavy pressure from Shawn Wagner throughout the race. Other winners were: Brian Mullen (IMCA Modifieds) Jason Guyette (IMCA Sportmods) Jon Ashcraft (Street Stocks) and Calvin Stueck (4 Cylinders)
Jason Guyette started fourth on the field and shot between the front row to lead lap one. Guyette would be out for a Sunday night cruise and leave the tight battle for second. Tyler Hackett and Brad Lautenbach would make their respective ways to second and third and wage a great battle for second. Lautenbach would shadow Hackett on the top of the track but continuously try to make the pass down on the bottom. A ten car length lead would be erased with a lap ten caution. On the restart, Guyette would pull out and cruise to his first feature win of the season. Lautenbach would finally get enough bite down low off of corner four to beat Hackett for second by a bumper. Josh Long finished fourth with point leader Jeremy Cota fifth.
Anvelink, Czarapata, Wagner, Cota and Ashcraft Take Checkers
141 cars packed the pit area on Victory Sign night at Seymour Super Speedway. Nick Anvelink used a restart to his advantage working under Justin Hirt midway through the contest taking home top honors in the Late Models. Other feature winners were Jason Czarapata (IMCA Modifieds), Shawn Wagner (IMCA Stock Car), Jeremy Cota (IMCA Sport Mod), Jon Ashcraft (Street Stock) and Calvin Stueck (Sport 4’s).
Several early cautions in the Late Models kept the field tight to the back bumper of Justin Hirt. Hirt set the pace with the rest of the field giving chase. The early cautions allowed Nick Anvelink to quickly work to second from inside row 4. By lap 10 Anvelink worked to the inside of Hirt with the pair racing door to door for the next 5 laps. Anvelink wrestled the lead away midway through the contest and powered away from the pack putting several of the 24 car starting field down a lap.
With Anvelink checked out Hirt and Craig Bartz battled for the runner up spot while weaving through lap traffic both tangled with a lap car sending Hirt to the infield and Bartz into the turn 3 wall. This set up a 7 lap dash to the checkers, as the green flew Paul Parker made his presence felt taking over second from Ron Berna but that only lasted for 2 laps as Parker made heavy contact with front stretch wall ending his night. Anvelink went unchallenged the final 5 laps taking home yet another feature win. Berna took a solid second, Jim Schmidt worked all the way from 22nd to place third, Justin Ritchie fourth and Brett Swedberg fifth.
“Racin’ Jason Czarapata carved through the pack and bested a strong field of IMCA Modifieds.
Matt Rechek used his outside pole starting position to open up a sizable lead in the early going. Last weeks winner Eric Arneson battled Chad Bartel and Jerry Wilinski for the runner up spot. As the top 5 broke away from the pack. A caution on lap 9 bunched the field, Benji LaCrosse who had to qualify for the feature through a last chance race, had driven into the top 10 but had a tire go flat ending his night. On the restart Rechek again powered away from the field. Point leader Jason Czarapata worked his way into the top 4 midway through the contest.
Double Header Weekend For Arneson and Czarapata
Eric "Chummy" Arneson has adapted pretty quick to his IMCA Modified. He has one three features in his first month in the class. Arneson captured Luxemburg’s feature Friday and Seymour’s on Sunday making it a double header winning weekend. Other winners on the evening included: Brandon Czarapata (IMCA Stockcar) Gary Kasperek (Street Stock) Jake Solin(IMCA Sportmod) and Calvin Stueck( 4 Cylinder).
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