Stuart, IA (August 1) - For the second week in a row mother nature was kind enough to allow cars to make their way around Stuart Speedway. Fans and drivers alike enjoyed a gorgeous Sunday afternoon as Clinton Luellen, Jeremy Gettler, Rex Parkison, Mike Hansen, Garrett Nelson and Jeff Kruse took home the trophies. Nelson and Kruse grabbed their third wins, Gettler his second and Luellen, Parkison and Hansen nabbed win number one on the year.
     One week after almost getting his first ever IMCA Northern Sportmod win, Clinton Luellen came to town Sunday looking to sweep the weekend after winning at Boone Saturday night. Once the green flag waved after two early cautions, Dylan Book looked like the odds-on favorite to pick up his third win of the year. Luellen would have none of that, gaining ground every lap until finally catching Book on lap nine. Luellen would take the lead on lap ten just before the caution flag waved for the third time. On the restart Luellen's car didn't take off, allowing Book to retake the lead. It would not play out in Book's favor, however, as the caution flag waved yet again before a lap was completed, giving Luellen his spot back for the next restart. This time Luellen didn't falter and ran a flawless final five laps to take home his first win at Stuart. Book would come home second after a very entertaining back and forth battle with Jeremy Embrey for the last few laps. Embrey settled for third with Mike Pruitt fourth and Jamie Schirm fifth. Luellen shaved Embrey's point lead down to three with the win. Luellen and Book were the heat winners and Pruitt drove to the trophy dash win.
     Veteren Dave Baugh led fourteen IMCA Stock Cars to the green flag and led lap number one. A quick yellow lined the field up single file and on the restart Jeremy Gettler swung wide around Baugh and drove off into the sunset, leading the last nineteen laps to pick up his second win in a row. While Gettler completely dominated the field, Brian Blessington worked his way up to finish second with Bob Daniels third, Jeff Anderson in his first appearance this year in fourth and Marcus Fagan rounding out the top five. What was a very tight point race a few weeks ago is now a sixteen point gap for Blessington over Josh Daniels. After the race B. Daniels' engine was claimed and exchanged by Kenny Hansen. Heat winners were Blessington and Gettler.
     Twelve IMCA Modifieds would make the call for the feature with Scott Bash and Randy Foote sitting out from a hard front stretch crash in their heat race. Kent Croskey led the first two laps with Rex Parkison hot on his heels. Parkison would make the pass on lap three and pull away for four laps before a lap six caution for a spinning Todd Shute in turn three. When they returned to racing Jimmy Gustin chased Parkison with Josh Gilman in tow. This set up one of the most exciting finishes at the speedway this year! Parkison stayed in the high groove with Gustin trying the middle and low grooves to no avail. Meanwhile Gilman was right in the fold as Todd Shute made his way back up through the field. With three laps to go it was close racing with all drivers doing an excellent job of giving each other room as they put on an awesome race for the fans! Parkison would go on to score the win with Gustin directly behind. Gilman finished a close third, Shute fourth and visiting driver Jeff James fifth. Gilman retains the point lead by seven over Parkison. Heat winners were Randy Havlik and Gustin.
     Once again the biggest class with twenty-one cars, the IMCA Hobby Stocks took to the oval with Charles Belew and Mike Hansen on the front row. Hansen made it look easy in leading all fifteen laps in his second race of the year. One yellow flag slowed the race on lap eight, tightening up the field and making for some good racing back in the pack. Hansen went on to nab the feature win with Brandon Pruitt in second, John Watson third, Nyle Godwin fourth and Curt Ganoe fifth. Pruitt took one point off the lead of Watson, putting the gap at ten points. Heat winners were Pruitt, Hansen and Godwin.
     The IMCA Sport Compact race was decided before it was over. Only two cars showed up to race with Garrett Nelson winning the heat race over David Archibald. In the process, Archibald's car broke and would have to be parked for the night. That would give Nelson the feature win. Nelson's win cut Archibald's point lead to three points.
     The last race for the night saw four 6 Cylinder FWD's take the green flag. Jeff Kruse and Taylor Musselman battled for much of the race with Kruse taking over the lead for good on lap five. Kruse went on to notch the win with Musselman second, Jim Britton third and Christina Powell fourth. Musselman's point lead is at sixteen points over Britton. The heat race was won by Musselman.
     We hope to see you next week on Adair Lumber Company Night at the Races. IMCA Northern Sport Mods, Stock Cars, Modifieds, Hobby Stocks and Sport Compacts along with the 6 Cylinder FWD's will be in action with some close point battles yet to be determined. Come on out and bring the kids to enjoy some high-flying, dirt-slinging action!

 

Hobby Stocks - Feature   

Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Race Points
1 2 3    Mike Hansen    Atlantic , Ia 40.00
2 10 10B    Brandon Pruitt    Dexter , Ia 39.00
3 11 4W    John Watson    Des Moines, Ia 38.00
4 9 11G    Nyle Godwin    Redfield , Ia 37.00
5 6 20    Curt Ganoe    Stuart , Ia 36.00
6 8 3A    Austin Luellen    Minburn , Ia 35.00
7 5 17    Nathan Lange    Menlo , Ia 34.00
8 4 20t    Richard Yaw Ii    Pleasant Hill, Ia 33.00
9 7 78B    Andrew Burg    Adel , Ia 32.00
10 12 11B    Solomon Bennett    Perry , Ia 31.00
11 17 35    Phillip Castellano    Norwalk , Ia 30.00
12 20 45D    Matt Deaton    Newton , Ia 29.00
13 19 88    Chad Waddell    Redfield , Ia 28.00
14 15 66    Andy Mahlstedt    Bagley , Ia 27.00
15 16 23G    Dustin Tapp    Ames , Ia 26.00
16 21 51D    Dustin Filloon    Tama , Ia 25.00
17 1 79    Charles Belew    Adel , Ia 24.00
18 3 12    Steve Amos    Earlham , Ia 23.00
19 18 33    Nick Ginkens    Stuart , Ia 22.00
20 13 9R    Matthew Hudspeth    Madrid , Ia 21.00
21 14 67    Ed Mahlstedt    Bagley , Ia 20.00


 

Stock Cars - Feature  

Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Race Points
1 3 23A    Jeremy Gettler    Adair , Ia 40.00
2 9 92b    Brian Blessington    Breda , Ia 39.00
3 6 25    Bob Daniels    Des Moines, Ia 38.00
4 10 78    Jeff Anderson    Atlantic , Ia 37.00
5 8 1F    Marcus Fagan    Adair , Ia 36.00
6 5 32t    Tim Feltner    Earlham , Ia 35.00
7 7 11    Steve Campbell    Des Moines, Ia 34.00
8 14 17    Kenny Hansen    Audubon , Ia 33.00
9 4 48    Kevin Godwin    Earlham , Ia 32.00
10 11 711    Michael Walrod    Desoto , Ia 31.00
11 1 81B    Dave Baugh    Jefferson , Ia 30.00
12 12 25J    Josh Daniels    Des Moines, Ia 29.00
13 2 64    Scott Bailey    Carlisle , Ia 28.00
14 13 3S    Bryan Snell    Coon Rapids, Ia 27.00


 

SportMods - Feature  

Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Race Points
1 8 3L    Clinton Luellen    Minburn , Ia 40.00
2 3 B00K    Dylan Book    Adel , Ia 39.00
3 9 41    Jeremy Embrey    Granger , Ia 38.00
4 7 92    Michael Pruitt    Redfield , Ia 37.00
5 4 56    Jamie Schirm    Dexter , Ia 36.00
6 12 5J    Jimmy May    Desoto , Ia 35.00
7 5 23JR    Nick Roberts    Des Moines, Ia 34.00
8 1 77    Jack Myer    Ankeny , Ia 33.00
9 2 1T    Bobby Davis Iii    Des Moines, Ia 32.00
10 13 2z    Zack Rawlins    Kellogg , Ia 31.00
11 11 32L    Ty Luellen    Minburn , Ia 30.00
12 6 19    David Schlicht    Adel , Ia 29.00
13 10 T17    Tom Rawlins    Kellogg , Ia 28.00
 


 

Modifieds - Feature  

Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Race Points
1 5 31R    Rex Parkison    Earlham , Ia 40.00
2 3 19    Jimmy Gustin    Marshalltown , Ia 39.00
3 6 83G    Josh Gilman    Earlham , Ia 38.00
4 7 5    Todd Shute    Des Moines, Ia 37.00
5 10 71    Jeff James    Stanton , Ia 36.00
6 2 12C    Kent Croskey    Polk City, Ia 35.00
7 1 4    Jake George    Altoona , Ia 34.00
8 9 51    Tyler Vandekamp    Ankeny , Ia 33.00
9 11 14    Ron Bash    Stuart , Ia 32.00
10 13 131S    Ed Seibert    Dexter , Ia 31.00
11 4 3z    Randy Havlik    Madrid , Ia 30.00
12 8 1    Bill Davis Jr    Des Moines, Ia 29.00
13 12 14B    Scott Bash    West Des, Ia 28.00
14 14 37    Randy Foote    Stanton , Ia 27.00
   


 

Spt Compact - Feature  

Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Race Points
1 1 95N    Garrett Nelson    Osceola , Ia 32.00
2 2 82B    David Archibald    Harlan , Ia 31.00
     


 

6 cyl. FWD - Feature  

Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Race Points
1 1 57    Jeff Kruse    Harlan , Ia 34.00
2 4 13T    Taylor Musselman    Norwalk , Ia 33.00
3 3 51B    Jim Britton    Indianola , Ia 32.00
4 2 U81    Christina Powell    Norwalk , Ia 31.00