Sanction: DiscountShopTowels.com Dirt Kings Tour (Gehm's Club 117 Spring Thaw ) - $1,250
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Anvelink rules Dirt Kings opener at Shawano
Gehm's Club 117 Spring Thaw
- Nick Anvelink
- Justin Ritchie
- Troy Springborn
- Ron Berna
- Mike Mullen
- Brett Swedberg
- Joe Reuter
- Taylor Scheffler
- Joel Bennett
- Brad Mueller
- Tom Naeyaert
- Dan Schlieper
- Derek Janke
- Chris Engels
- Kyle Raddant
- Lukas Postl
- Aaron Wickersheim
- Todd Frank
- Tim Buhler
- Butch Thiel
- Joel Willman
- Jared Siefert
Nick Anvelink relaxes in victory lane at Shawano Speedway.
What won the race: Outside front-row starter Nick Anvelink of Navarino, Wis., opened the DiscountShopTowels.com Dirt Kings Tour with a victory Saturday at Shawano Speedway in the Gehm’s Club 117 Spring Thaw. Leading every lap he, earned $1,250 in outrunning Justin Ritchie and Troy Springborn.
Key notes: Anvelink's win on Saturday marked his 15th career triumph and third at Shawano. ... Former World 100 winner Dan Schlieper was 12th in "Diamond" Jim Letizia's No. D7 Late Model. The series honored Letizia, who died unexpectedly earlier in the week, with a moment of silence before the event. ... Anvelink picked up an extra $150 for leading lap seven of the feature sponsored by HobbyTown USA Green Bay, Bill Holland and Tony Iczkowski in memory of Letizia. ... The series returns to Shawano on June 26 for the Gehm's Club 117 Kings Classic.
On the move: Hometown driver Ron Berna started ninth and finished fourth.
Winner's sponsors: Anvelink's MB Customs Race Car is sponsored by Seubert Calf Ranches, Unique Health Care Products, Dan Nolan Livestock, Fastenal, DTR Concrete, Gehm's Club Bar & Grill, CureJM.org and Frank Wallace Flooring.
Points chase: Justin Ritchie is the tour’s reigning champion.
Current weather: Clear, 50°F
Car count: 27
Polesitter: Justin Ritchie
Heat race winners: Troy Springborn, Nick Anvelink, Brett Swedberg
Consolation race winners: Turk Letizia
Next series race: May 16, Wilmot Raceway (Wilmot, WI) $4,300
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.