Seven-time Shawano Speedway Late Model champion receives a few words of advice from his son Nick Anvelink prior to a practice session at Shawano Speedway April 14. (Bert Lehman photo)

2017 race season is here

Another race season has arrived.

I know this website has been a little dormant over the past several months, but that doesn’t mean things haven’t been happening behind the scenes.

I want to give everyone a quick update as to the status of Full Throttle Magazine. I am happy to report that it will be back this year with four issues. I have been scrambling to get everything done for the first issues which goes to press next week and will be distributed the first part of May. Look for it at all the usual locations you have found it in the past.

Our hope is to also provide more information via our website. This information will range from my random thoughts, tidbits of information, some driver interviews, and the like.

If any drivers or fans have story suggestions, please pass them my way at blehman@mmclocal.com.

Our goal remains to give local racing the coverage that it deserves.

As we enter the beginning of the race season here are two tidbits of information I picked up at the Shawano Speedway practice Friday, April 14.

Seven-time Shawano Speedway Late Model champion receives a few words of advice from his son Nick Anvelink prior to a practice session at Shawano Speedway April 14. (Bert Lehman photo)

Towards the end of the scheduled practice time, seven-time Shawano Speedway Late Model track champion Terry Anvelink got behind the wheel of one of his son’s Late Models to take a few laps.

When I asked Nick Anvelink about that afterwards, he responded, “Trying to knock the rust off of him a little bit. We’ll see how it goes. Maybe later on this year he’ll do a little racing.”

In past years when I would ask Terry Anvelink if he had any plans of racing again he would always reply, “I never officially retired.”

I guess only time will tell if we see Terry Anvelink in a race care competitively again.

I also had a chance to talk to Marcus Yarie, who won the IMCA Modified track championship last year at Shawano Speedway. Yarie was in a snowmobile accident during the offseason which required him to have shoulder surgery. Unfortunately the screws that were inserted in his shoulder during surgery loosened, requiring him to undergo another shoulder surgery recently. Additional screws were added in the latest surgery.

Yarie told me his recovery time from the second surgery won’t allow him to get behind the wheel of his Modified until around the end of May.

Until next time,

See you at the track.

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