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May 19
Shawano Speedway,
Shawano, WI
Sanction: DiscountShopTowels.com Dirt Kings Tour (Gehm’s Club 117 Kings Classic) - $1,500
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated May 21, 10:10 pm)
Diemel earns Dirt Kings victory at Shawano
Gehm’s Club 117 Kings Classic
  1. A.J. Diemel
  2. Nick Anvelink
  3. Justin Schmidt
  4. Troy Springborn
  5. Tom Naeyaert
  6. Jim Schmidt
  7. Rick Scheffler
  8. Joe Reuter
  9. Chris Engels
  10. Joel Bennett
  11. Tim Buhler
  12. Turk Letizia
  13. Derek Janke
  14. Taylor Scheffler
  15. Jim Letizia
  16. David Jaeger
  17. Ron Stroika
  18. Brett Swedberg
  19. Aaron Wickersheim
  20. Ron Berna
presented by
Chad Marquardt
A.J. Diemel picks up the $1,500 winner's paycheck at Shawano.
What won the race: The fourth of four leaders, sixth-starting A.J. Diemel of Elk Mound, Wis., won Saturday’s DiscountShopTowels.com Dirt Kings Tour season opener at Shawano Speedway, beating 11th-starting Nick Anvelink to the checkers for a $1,500 victory. It’s was Diemel’s first-ever victory on the second-year tour.
Key notes: Polesitter Ron Berna's engine expired at the outset. ... Troy Springborn led early with Justin Schmidt taking over on the third lap. ... Brett Swedberg took over on lap 12 with eventual winner A.J. Diemel following himn past. ... Swedberg got over the turn-two cushion and it the wall on lap 18, handing the lead to Diemel.
On the move: Runner-up Nick Anvelink of Navarino, Wis., improved nine spots after starting 11th.
Winner's sponsors: Diemel's MB Customs Race Car is sponsored by Beltline Body Shop, Southworth Chevrolet, Badger Storage and Excavating, T.L. Sinz Plumbing, Deppe Enterprises, Joe Provo Race Wear and Bobcat.
Points chase: Diemel grabbed the early points lead.
Car count: 29
Polesitter: Ron Berna
Heat race winners: Tom Naeyaert, A.J. Diemel, Taylor Scheffler
Consolation race winners: Rick Scheffler
Provisional starters: Ron Stroika
Next series race: May 25, Spring Lake Speedway (Unity, WI) $1,250
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Berna, Springfield
Row 2: Schmidt, Swedberg
Row 3: Naeyaert, Diemel
Row 4: Reuter, T. Scheffler
Row 5: Schmidt, Engels
Row 6: Anvelink, T. Letizia
Row 7: Wickersheim, Bennett
Row 8: Janke, J. Letizia
Row 9: R. Scheffler, Buhler
Row 10: Jaeger, Stroika

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