Vanderloop pockets $4K after post-race inspection

Lamberies, Frank, Fredrick, Westphal also win

Lucas Lamberies, JJ Vanderloop, Gunner Frank, Kyle Fredrick and Tanner Westphal picked up feature wins on a steamy Aug. 19 evening at Shawano Speedway.

In the IMCA Stock Division, Shawn Wagner and Vern Stedjee set the pace for the 20-lap feature. Wagner led the first few laps, with Stedjee hot on his tail.

On lap three, Stedjee moved his machine around Wagner for the lead. Once Stedjee was at the point, he made a statement that he wanted to taste victory at the half mile again.

By lap six, Frederick — who has been on a winning streak in the last seven days, winning three features at three different tracks in his new Wolfe chassis — wanted to know how it felt to win four in a row.

Shawano’s Trent Nolan was working his way toward Frederick in a hurry, and Stedjee and Travis Welch also wanted a slice of victory pie.

As the laps got closer and closer to number 20. Frederick indeed pulled off the victory to make it four for four in the last seven days. He was followed by Nolan, Stedjee and Welch.

The Late Model feature saw Gunner Frank and Joel Bennett on the front row. With limited competitors due to another track with big payouts running as well, Frank and Bennett would be the show to see.

Frank wasted no time putting his MB customs chassis out in commanding front and wouldn’t give it up for the duration of the race.

With Frank taking the victory Bennett, Derek Janke, Andy Karl and Jordan Barkholtz followed.

A $4,000 prize was up for grabs in the IMCA Sport Mod division. Zachary Raab and Andrew Engels led their fellow competitors to the green. At the drop of the flag, Raab rocketed on the high side of the legendary half mile.

With Jerry Vanderloop, Tommy Rindt, Max Oreskovich and Andy Klosterman all trying run down Raab, the men on the move were JJ Vanderloop and Austin Stamm.

With five to go, Raab was out in front followed by JJ Vanderloop, Stamm and Klosterman.

As the checkers flew, they would stay that way. However, after post-race inspection tech officials deemed Raab’s machine not within the guidelines of the rules and was disqualified, moving everyone else one spot. JJ Vanderloop was the official winner.

Cole Czarneski and Kevin Feck made for an exciting start to the IMCA Modified A-main.

As the green flew high in the air, the pair would battle side by side for several laps with Lance Arneson, Jeff Bodendorfer, Jeremie Hedrick and Jason Czarapata all giving chase.

On lap nine, Lamberies was hot on the trail to claim a top spot. Lamberies would use his familiar ‘slider’ to get past Czarneski.

The youngster Czarneski wasn’t about to let that happen as he battled back. The pair began to swap spots over the next few laps as this was opening the door for Konnor Wilinski, Feck and Jordan Bartz.

In the end, the flying 0 of Lamberies would stake his claim in victory lane, followed by Czarneski, Konnor Wilinski and Feck.

Mighty 4 action was hot and heavy. Kaitlyn Gardner and Alexis Michonski would show the way in the 12-lap event.

Westphal and Tanner Pari, along with Brad Wedde and Calvin Stueck, all wanted to taste the free corn on fan appreciation night and get their photo taken in victory lane.

Points leader Westphal wouldn’t be denied, making his way to the front. Wedde and Stueck had other ideas as to how it was going to play out, but the fellow competitors couldn’t seal the deal at the end. Westphal was victorious once again.