The Stuart Speedway remembered the home of the legendary racing move, Fever Heat, with a special for IMCA Hobby Stocks and IMCA Sport Mods on Sunday, September 27.

Fever Heat, filmed at the Stuart Speedway in the 1960’s, featured many local drivers, including Larry Embrey of Granger.  Larry, who continues to race on a regular basis at local Iowa tracks in the IMCA Hobby Stock division, returned to Stuart and proved to the crowd that age is no factor as he qualified for the A Main and had a strong run before falling victim to mechanical problems late in the race.

John Watson of Des Moines and Shannon Anderson of Atlantic paced the field for the A Main by virtue of the redraw.  As the green flag flew it was Anderson taking a slight lead over Matt Webb of Des Moines. Webb continued to pressure Anderson, while Curt Ganoe of Stuart made his way towards the front.  Ganoe moved to second on lap 8, setting his sights on Anderson.  An altercation between Ganoe and Alan Van Gorp of Des Moines sent Van Gorp to the pits for rough driving on lap 17 and Ganoe to the rear of the field.  That moved Webb to second and Watson to third with three laps remaining.  At the checkers, it was Anderson, Webb, Watson and a nice run by Nyle Godwin of Dexter from the 18th starting position to fourth.

Jeremy Embrey of Granger led the IMCA Sport Mods to the green in the A Main, with Kevin Sather of Ankeny not far behind.  Embrey was able to hold off Sather for the first few laps before Sather stole the lead and never looked back.  At the line it was Sather taking home the hardware, terrific runs by Shay Woods of Humeston and Austin Kaplan of Des Moines from deep in the field to come home second and third respectively, and Embrey fourth.  IMCA Supernationals Sport Mod champion Mike Pruitt of Redfield  was fifth.

Complete results:

Hobby Stocks:
Heat 1 – Bryan Snell
Heat 2 – Shannon Anderson
Heat 3 – Alan Van Gorp
Heat 4 – Josh Reynolds
Main -    Shannon Anderson
               Matt Webb
               John Watson
               Nyle Godwin
               Justin Maschke
               Richard Yaw
               Dylan Book
               Wes Stanck
               Dean Hartwig
               Daniel Hilsabeck
               Chad Waddell
               Jeremy Embrey
               Larry Embrey
               Josh Reynolds
               Bryan Snell
               Steve Anderson
               Steve Roberts
               Andrew Burg
               Curt Ganoe
               Alan Van Gorp

Sport Mods:
Heat 1 – Austin Kaplan
Heat 2 -  Kevin Sather
Main -     Kevin Sather
               Shay Woods
               Austin Kaplan
               Jeremy Embrey
               Mike Pruitt
               Rod McDonald
               Bill Wears
               Clint Luellen
               Rick Germar
               Jack Myer
               Ty Luellen
               Kent Crockey
               Jerry Hinton (dns)