Wagner Rides High Side At Seymour
SEYMOUR, Wis. – More than 130 cars took the green flag and a packed house saw Shawn Wagner work the high side to perfection, winning the IMCA Stock Car feature on a late race restart at Seymour Super Speedway.
Other feature winners were Ron Berna (WDLMA), Brad Rohloff (IMCA Modified), Tracy Wassenburg (IMCA Sport Mod), Gary Kasperek (Street Stock) and Calvin Stueck (Sport Fours).
All feature winners took home special trophies in memory of Kim Parsons courtesy of co-track announcer Steve Parsons.
Coming into the night Jeremy Wiitala, J.J. Heinz, Rod Snellenberger and Shawn Wagner all sat tied for the point lead in the Coors Light IMCA Stock Cars.
Draw redraw format for the first of three Summer Holiday Classics put J.J. Heinz on the front row and he quickly jumped to the lead with Wagner giving chase. The duo quickly distanced themselves as they began to search the very wide and smooth racing surface for traction. Jeremy Wiitala suffered mechanical issues and was forced to the pits early.
Wagner began to pressure Heinz by the midway point with both drivers running the extreme high side. As the battle for the lead heated up Kyle Fredrick, Brandon Czarapata and Rod Snellenberger began to close in. Fredrick was the first to make it a three car battle. A lone caution set up a three lap dash to the checkers.
As the green dropped Heinz dove low and again Wagner went to the high side. Czarapata slipped under Heinz out of turn two, Wagner was all by himself up top taking the lead away from Heinz. Heinz then crossed over and went back under Czarapata for second. With the checker flags waving and the fans on the edge their seat it was a four car battle for the win with Wagner keeping the moment up top securing his first feature win of the year, Czarapata and Fredrick with a very close second and third, Heinz Fourth and Snellenberger Fifth. With the win Wagner scored a clean sweep that puts him a top the standings.