Sanction: Wabam Dirt Kings Tour - $1,500
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Anvelink dominates Dirt Kings stop at Shawano
- Nick Anvelink
- Troy Springborn
- Joel Bennett
- Ron Berna
- Mike Mullen
- Brett Swedberg
- Tim Rothe
- Kyle Raddant
- Justin Ritchie
- Lukas Postl
- Mitch McGrath
- Andy Karl
- Jim Schmidt
- Tom Naeyaert
- Joe Bongiorno
- Jayme Zidar
- Shawn Miller
- Turk Letizia
- Justin Green
- Derek Janke
- Taylor Scheffler
- Todd Frank
- Gunner Frank
- Bill Edler
Nick Anvelink heads to victory in heat action ahead of his feature triumph.
What won the race: Pole-starting Nick Anvelink of Bonduel, Wis., led all 25 laps Saturday at Shawano Speedway, topping the Wabam Dirt Kings Tour field for $1,500. He earned his 23rd career win on the tour — further extending his all-time series lead — and notched his fifth checkered flag at Shawano.
Key notes: Anvelink notched his 91st career Shawano victory; he's one victory behind all-time leader and Hall of Fame driver Pete Parker of Kaukauna, Wis. ... Seventh-starting Troy Springborn moved into the runner-up position on lap 15 and finished 2.416 seconds behind the victor. ... After winning a main event the previous weekend at Shawano, Ron Berna advanced five positions and finished fourth. ... Kyle Raddant gained 10 spots to finish eighth. ... Justin Ritchie started 21st and finished ninth. ... A lap-one incident involving Taylor Scheffler and Todd Frank necessitated a 10-minute red flag for cleanup after the two vehicles completely blocked the track; Scheffler and Frank were battling for second when the incident occurred to end their nights. ... Saturday's feature lasted 27 minutes, with 11 drivers completing all 25 laps. … Dirt Kings Tour competitors return to Shawano on July 29 for another $1,500-to-win series event.
On the move: Brett Swedberg of Shawano, Wis., started 23rd and finished sixth.
Winner's sponsors: Anvelink’s MB Customs Race Car is powered by a Competition Specialists engine and sponsored by Seubert Calf Ranches, Unique Health Care Products, Dan Nolan Livestock, DTR Concrete, Gehm’s Club 117 Bar & Grill, CureJM.org, Frank Wallace Flooring, Precision Construction Services, Peppermint Josie's Bar, Wehrs Machine, Keyser, Schaeffer’s Oil, CMD Shocks and Sweet Mfg.
Points chase: After Shawano: 1. Nick Anvelink (146); 2. Mike Mullen (132); 3. Joel Bennett (114); 4. Ron Berna (112); T5. Troy Springborn (108); T5. Justin Ritchie (108).
Current weather: Clear, 70°F
Car count: 28
Polesitter: Nick Anvelink
Heat race winners: Tim Rothe, Joel Bennett, Nick Anvelink, Troy Springborn
Consolation race winners: Jim Schmidt
Provisional starters: Brett Swedberg, Shawn Miller
Next series race: June 2, Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, WI) $3,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.