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It was another good night of racing at the Stuart Speedway as the drivers and fans enjoyed great weather and track conditions.
Rob Allison of Des Moines and Larry Embrey of Granger moved quickly to the front of the IMCA Hobby Stock main and challenged each other for several laps. While that battle ensued, point leader Shannon Anderson was maneuvering his way through the field. Anderson took 2nd from Allison on lap 7 and set his sights on Embrey. As the two battled door to door down the back stretch misfortune struck and Embrey found himself sitting on the gravel road directly north of the track. On the restart Allison once again challenged Anderson for the lead, but to no avail as Anderson held on for yet another feature win. Allison, Brandon Pruitt of Dexter and Eric Stanton of Hartford rounded out the top 4. Randy Anderson of Atlantic claimed Stanton. Hobby Stock heat race wins were claimed by Pruitt, Allison and Anderson.
Jeremy Gettler of Adair lead 18 of 20 laps in the IMCA Stock Car main, but was unable to hold off a late race pass by Josh Daniels of Des Moines for the win. While Gettler chose the high side, Daniels was picking them off on the bottom. With two to go, Daniels made his final charge to the front, passing Gettler in turn four and held on for the win. Tim Feltner of Earlham and Tim Bengard of Exira had nice runs to third and fourth respectively.
The IMCA Modified Main also saw alot of two and three-wide racing. Terry Pruitt of Dexter lead the first 8 laps before retiring with mechanical problems. That opened the door for Randy Havlik of Waukee, Josh Gilman of Earlham and Nick Deal of Walnut. Havlik and Deal moved to the high side while Gilman preferred the low groove. Despite several attempts, Deal was unable to seal the deal as Havlik held on for the win with Rex Parkison of Earlham and Gilman completing the top four. The Casey's General Stores trophy dash for the modifieds was claimed by Josh Gilman. Parkison and Deal also won their respective heats.
Kevin Sather of Ankeny held off a vey persistent Kent Croskey of Polk City for the win in the IMCA Sport Mods. While those two were dueling it out for the top spot, young Jake Strayer of Newton was on the move from deep in the field. At the checkers, it was Sather, Croskey, Strayer and Mike Pruitt of Redfield the top four. Croskey and Sather also picked up heat race wins.
Josh May of DeSoto now holds a one-point lead over dad Jimmy May in the Dwarf Car division by virtue of his feature win. Josh made it a perfect night as he also won the heat.
It was the Nelson's plus one in the IMCA Sport Compacts as Colton, Garrett and Tim Nelson of Osceola took on Devan Stuve of Des Moines. After picking up a heat race win, Colton showed dad Tim and brother Garrett how it's done as he also took home the hardware in the A Main.