BUCHANAN, Wis. (May 30, 2024) – Wisconsin International Raceway Circle of Famer Rob Vandermoss had to be smiling down on Thursday night as his son Taylor captured his first ever Schmitty’s Tickets Super Late Model feature win in thrilling fashion.

Vandermoss held off multiple advances from Grant Griesbach in the 35-lap main presented by Bergstrom Chevrolet Cadillac of Appleton. The first Fox River Racing Club Super Late Model win proved to be an emotional one for him as celebration broke out quickly after he exited his machine.

At the drop of the green Vandermoss proved he would be a factor as he jumped away from fellow front-row starter Lowell Bennett.  The first green flag run was short-lived as a tangle between Brent Strelka and Michael Anthony brought out the first yellow.

Despite getting away early on the inside line, Vandermoss chose the preferred outside for the restart. It proved to pay off as he was able to escape Griesbach.  As the laps clicked off Griesbach was able to take a couple looks to the inside, but Vandermoss held strong and powered away out of the turns.

Another yellow fell on lap 10 for a spin and Vandermoss chose the outside once again for the restart.  This time fast qualifier Maxwell Schultz and defending Champion Sawyer Effertz were in the second row.  Chad Butz and Riley Stenjem were just behind.

Two laps after the green flag fell, drivers resumed the positions they were in before the yellow.  Once again Griesbach was sizing up Vandermoss, hoping to attack.  Behind them Jeff VanOudenhoven and Butz were making moves inside the Top Five to round it out as the field hit lap 20.

Vandermoss continued to hold his line and vault away using the outside. Griesbach continued to close, but slowly lost ground.  Butz made a couple of late moves to take Third, Schultz was Fourth, and VanOudenhoven Fifth.


There may have been chaos behind, but it was smooth sailing for Justin Woller on his way to the checkered flag in the 20-lap Fox City’s Towing Late Model feature. Woller captured the lead at the drop of the green and didn’t look back.

The first incident of the feature happened early when Nate Van Wychen and Alex Stumpf came together on the back stretch.  Both drivers were out for the race, but were ok.  On the restart Woller escaped Todd Verhagen and began to set the pace up front. Ty Fietzer settled into Third.

At the midway point of the race the drivers on the move were Bryan Monday and Braison Bennett. They worked their way into the Top Five just before a caution on lap ten when TJ Spierowski sup into the outside wall. The restart pitted Woller and Verhagen against one another again, with the same result.

After another caution for a Wayne Posselt spin, Woller had to run away on yet another restart.  This time Monday and Bennett were pressuring Verhagen in Second. They were unable to make the moves and settled in behind as Woller cruised to the win.  Brent Strelka nipped Fietzer at the line for Fifth.


It was a wild and emotional win in the 20-lap Novus Auto Glass Super Stock feature for Mike King Jr. King sliced his way through the field, avoided several incidents and picked up the win. It was a win he later dedicated to his father who is currently battling health issues.

Dylan Steinbach took an early lead over Mike Gilson, but it was Jeff Treml who controlled the race beginning on lap four. At halfway both King and Cody Vanderloop were on the move, finding themselves in the Top Five.

At that time the first major incident happened.  Vanderloop was getting ready to make his move when Ethan Beattie and Chuck Gilbertson came together. Although Vanderloop was collected, it was ruled the other two were the cause of the caution and he carried on in the Top Three.

Things got spicy again after a lap 15 restart when both Vanderloop and King began to pressure Treml for the lead.  King put the heat on Vanderloop who was putting the heat on Treml.  As they went nearly three-wide, Treml spun. He was deemed the lone cause of the caution and Vanderloop and King remained up front.

The fireworks weren’t over, however. King and Vanderloop came together entering turn three after that restart. Vanderloop tapped out, taking blame for the incident and King inherited the lead.  He then went on to cruise to the win over Larry Raygo and Mike Gilson.


After nearly flipping then winning last week, Kasey Vanderloop left no doubt in the Wisconsin Sport Truck 20-lap feature this week.  Vanderloop took the lead on lap five and did not look back.

Masyn Liedke led early as Grant Gilbertson and Logan Mahoney battled for Second. Soon Vanderloop, Tom Gee and Kyle Quella entered the mix.  Quella went on to make a couple of moves to jump up through the field as he got to second by lap 15.

The caution-free event stayed well spread out, which played perfectly for Vanderloop. By the time Quella was to Second, Vanderloop’s lead was far too large to overcome. He went on to take the win with Quella in Second and Mahoney in Third.


Dennis DeBruin took the lead at the outset of the 20-lap Roundabout Bar & Grill Sizzlin’ 4 feature and held off some fast company in the final laps. It was his first feature win in the division.

DeBruin had the opportunity to ride early as he secured the lead and left the field scrambling behind him.  At halfway DeBruin led over Matthias Hecker, Jordan Fickel, Jacoby Pollei, and Jeremy Czarapata.

Almost on cue with five to go Fickel, Czarapata and Gavin Klein went on the attack.  They closed in quickly on DeBruin and tried to joust for position. It was Klein who jumped to the outside, finding some space to work on Czarapata for Second.

On the final lap DeBruin had a mirror full of the contenders. He was able to hold them at bay as Klein just snuck past Czarapata for Second at the line.


It isn’t over, until it’s over.  Although it looked like Mike Meyherhofer was going to have enough to win the 13-lap Marty Nussbaum Racing Figure 8 feature, Ross Lorbiecki had other ideas.

Lorbiecki hounded Meyerhofer after moving to Second on lap nine. He kept the pressure on as Meyerhofer went through the grass after the white flag. He may have experienced issues prior as the car came to a stop before getting to the turns.

Lorbiecki cruised to victory and celebrated with a massive burnout on his way to the post-race interview.


Werner Electric presents Veteran’s Night next Thursday, June 6th. The WIR ¼-Mile Late Models are back in action with all other weekly divisions. Racing beings at 6:30pm.