Morris Gets First Feature Win at Stuart Speedway
Story by Josh Reynolds
Stuart, IA (June 23) –84 race cars made the call at Stuart Speedway for First Responders/Veterans/Kids Night presented by Karl Chevrolet Stuart, Rolling Hills Bank & Trust and Casey's General Stores! Feature winners for the night were Bryan Morris, Brock Badger, Chase Rudolf, Dan Kline, Owen Richards, Kaden Cochrun, Rick Clark and Luke Ramsey.
IMCA Northern SportMods were first up with Blair Simmons and Bryan Morris on the front row. Morris took charge early with Dusty Masolini and Cam Reimers in tow. A caution with 9 laps down bunched the field but Morris was too strong as he went on to the win, his first ever in the division. Second was Masolini, Brayton Carter third, Reimers fourth and Colton Nelson fifth.
Next up was the IMCA Stock Cars with Zac Johnson and Miciah Hidlebaugh leading the field to the green flag. Brock Badger shot into the lead early with Hidlebaugh and Brandon Pruitt battling hard for second. Pruitt took second just before a yellow came out on lap nine, and Badger would continue in the lead as Damon Murty charged into second with two laps to go. Murty made it to Badger’s bumper but that was as far as he got as Badger went on to the win and the $500 bounty that came with it. Murty finished second with Dallon Murty third, Hidlebaugh fourth and Buck Schafroth fifth.
Paul Nagle and Chase Rudolf brought out the IMCA Modifieds next with Nagle getting the jump. Rudolf took advantage of Nagle hopping the cushion to take over and drive off to the feature win, his second in as many weeks. Todd Shute finished second with Brian Osantowski third, Drew Janssen fourth and Scott Bash fifth.
Outlaw Mini Mods were up next with Ted Copeland and Gage Hilgenberg on the front row. Justin Winkler went for a tumble on the front stretch before the first lap was complete. Another yellow with three laps in left Hilgenberg and Dan Kline up front to battle it out and it was Kline driving to the win. Dalton Faber finished second with Lukas Schroeder third, Zoey Yaw fourth and Hilgenberg fifth.
Owen Richards and Harold Robb started out front for the IMCA Sport Compacts next with Richards cruising to the win. Mark Smith finished second with Craig Furstenau third, Kolby Sabin fourth and Curtis Masterson fifth.
Cody Smith and Cory Sonner were out front for the IMCA Mod Lites with Sonner leading early. Kaden Cochrun jumped into second on lap two and set out to the front, and after some contact with Sonner it was Cochrun assuming the point on lap three. Randy Bryan and Josh May put on a battle for second but it was all Cochrun as he went on to the win. May finished second with Sonner third, Bryan fourth and Cody Smith fifth.
Karl Chevrolet Dirt Trucks were up next with Rick Clark and Dennis Plain leading the field to green. Clark muscled his way into the lead at the start and never looked back in taking the win. Jeff Johnson finished second with Plain third, Shonn Mapes fourth and Bill Davis Jr fifth.
Last up on the night’s action was the IMCA Hobby Stocks with David Kimmel and Rusty Bates on the front row. Bates led the first half of the race until Luke Ramsey moved by on the bottom side. Eric Stanton made it to second two laps later and the two leaders would separate themselves from the pack to settle it themselves. Stanton made it up on Ramsey’s left rear quarter panel with two to go, but Ramsey was too strong as he held on for the win. Stanton finished second with Jeremy Purdy third, Bates fourth and Brandon Cox fifth.
We’d like to thank all who came out to support the race track at our eighth event of the year. Next Thursday the 22nd Annual Ron Little Memorial/Midwest Madness Tour presented by Karl Chevrolet of Stuart, John's Tree Service and Ganoe Excavating. See you then!
VIP Contractors Karl Chevrolet of Stuart A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 8R-Chase Rudolf; 2. 5-Todd Shute; 3. 999-Brian Osantowski; 4. 127-Drew Janssen; 5. 14B-Scott Bash; 6. 83G-Josh Gilman; 7. (DNF) 05-Paul Nagle
IMCA Stock Cars
Affordable Quality Roofing Exteriors A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 50B-Brock Badger; 2. 99D-Damon Murty; 3. 99X-Dallon Murty; 4. 72H-Miciah Hidlebaugh; 5. 92-Buck Schafroth; 6. 10B-Brandon Pruitt; 7. 25D-Bob Daniels; 8. V31-Todd VanEaton; 9. 71-Corey Piffer; 10. 20-Jeremy Gettler; 11. 1X-Michael Peterson; 12. 14-Scott Bailey; 13. 8-Austin Meiners; 14. 85J-Zac Johnson; 15. (DNF) 69-Johnathon Logue; 16. (DNF) 57VG-Rowdee Van Genderen
IMCA Sport Mods
Spangler Automotive A Feature 1 (16 Laps): 1. 26BM-Bryan Morris; 2. 8-Dusty Masolini; 3. 01-Brayton Carter; 4. 21-Cam Reimers; 5. 93N-Colton Nelson; 6. 16J-Justin Svoboda; 7. 29V-Brett Vanderheiden; 8. 03W-Tim Warner; 9. 95N-Garrett Nelson; 10. 28-Nic Runyan; 11. 32S-Blair Simmons; 12. (DNF) 26-Mike Dullard
IMCA Hobby Stocks
Ricks Towing A Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 17-Luke Ramsey; 2. 7B-Eric Stanton; 3. 4-Jeremy Purdy; 4. 84B-Rusty Bates; 5. 66-Brandon Cox; 6. 11B-Solomon Bennett; 7. 1K-Tom Killen Jr; 8. 20W-Matt Wahl; 9. 42T-Tyson Overton; 10. 33K-David Kimmel; 11. 47X-Raymond Fees; 12. 28-Josh Killen; 13. 7M-Matt Tiernan; 14. (DNS) 96-Skylar Pruitt; 15. (DNS) 22-Seth Butler
IMCA Sport Compacts
Johns Tree Service A Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 69X-Owen Richards; 2. M80-Mark Smith; 3. 12C-Craig Furstenau; 4. 9-Kolby Sabin; 5. 16-Curtis Masterson; 6. 5M-Andrew Mills; 7. 22L-Harold Robb Sr
IMCA Mod Lites
Ganoe Excavating A Feature 1 (14 Laps): 1. 23K-Kaden Cochrun; 2. 99-Josh May; 3. 47-Cory Sonner; 4. 64-Randy Bryan; 5. 63-Cody Smith; 6. (DNS) X50-Joel Huggins
Outlaw Mini Mods
A Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 34-Dan Kline; 2. 17-Dalton Faber; 3. 57A-Lukas Schroeder; 4. 01-Zoey Yaw; 5. 4-Gage Hilgenberg; 6. (DNF) 25L-Lucas Daniels; 7. (DNF) 25B-Bobby Daniels; 8. (DNF) 95-Kamdyn Haggard; 9. (DNF) 33-Jayden West; 10. (DNF) 17J-Justin Winkler; 11. (DNF) 1-Ted Copeland; 12. (DNS) 25C-Chase Daniels
A Feature 1 (16 Laps): 1. 7X-Rick Clark; 2. 9-Jeff Johnson; 3. 57-Dennis Plain; 4. 79-Shonn Mapes; 5. 23-Bill Davis Jr; 6. 17-Bryan Spangler; 7. 40-Lucas Richardson; 8. 16-Justin Schroeder; 9. C2-Del Enos
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