Murty On Top to Start Season 62 At SIS

Story by Josh Reynolds

The engines fired up once again on Wednesday as another season began at Karl Chevrolet of Stuart International Speedway. Winner of the Dynamic Drivelines Dirt Duel were Ben Kraus, Mason Mitchell, Brayton Carter, Kolby Sabin, Dallon Murty, Skylar Pruitt and Tom Berry Jr.

Chris Trulson and Lucas Daniels brought the Outlaw Mini Mods to the green flag with Trulson leading the first 2 laps. Yellow flags would hamper the restarts but Trulson would continue to lead until he went for a spin and tumble down the backstretch. He would be ok but very obviously done for the night. Ben Kraus took over once the green came out and after one more caution took the checkered flag and the win. Daniels finished in second with Bobby Daniels third, Chase Daniels fourth and Kamdyn Haggard fifth.

Karl Chevrolet Dirt Trucks came out with ARCA Racer Mason Mitchell and Rick Clark on the front row. Mitchell led fairly easily until a lap 14 caution came over the track. Once they fired back up it got busy up front with Mitchell holding off Shawn Cooney, Jeff Johnson and Brandon Cox. The last couple laps were intense as Mitchell was able to fend off the challenges and take the win. Cooney finished a close second with Johnson third, Cox fourth and Brandon Toftee fifth.

IMCA Northern SportMods were up next with Garrett Nelson and Cody Yaw on the front row. Nelson led lap one with Taylor Kuehl muscling by on the top side to take over on lap 2. Kuehl led through a lap 5 yellow and it was Brayton Carter taking over from there. A couple of cautions were the only thing slowing the 01 machine down as Carter cruised to the $1000 win. Cam Reimers finished in second with Kuehl third, Mitchell Morris fourth and Matt Avila fifth.

Jeremiah Downing and Craig Furstenau led the IMCA Sport Compacts onto the track next and it would be Downing leading early on. Kolby Sabin started to track down the leader and worked the bottom of the track to take the lead on lap 11. Downing did his best but Sabin was too strong and went on to the win. Downing finished second with Anthony Clark third, Owen Richards fourth and Terry Bickford fifth.

Damon Murty and Nick Roberts led a pack of 24 IMCA Stock Cars to turn one and it was Murty making it out of turn two with the lead. Roberts moved by on lap two and set out after the win as Murty and Casey Woken duked it out for 2-3 place. Woken worked into second on lap 12 but it was short lived as both Damon and 12th starting Dallon Murty sailed by the next time around. Dallon would slide into second on lap 14 and from there the race was on! Roberts looked to have the race in hand, but a caution with 4 laps to go erased any lead and set up a dash to the finish. Roberts held steady through lap 19, but a small bobble along with a huge surge from Murty resulted in a near photo finish with Murty coming out on top by .030 seconds!! Roberts finished a disappointing second in the $1000 to win race with Tom Berry Jr third, Buck Schafroth fourth and Troy Jerovetz fifth.

IMCA Hobby Stocks came out next with John Watson and Skylar Pruitt on the point. Watson led lap one with Pruitt moving by on the top side to lead the second circuit. Lap 4 saw Luke Ramsey grab second just before the caution came out. Pruitt got the field to speed and never flinched in taking his first career IMCA win and the $700 payday. Ramsey settled for second with Watson third, Adam Hensel fourth and Cody Williams fifth.

Last up for the night was the IMCA Modifieds with Nick Roberts leading Ethan Braaksma on lap 1. Cautions on lap 5, 8 and 17 slowed the field with Roberts still leading, but Tom Berry Jr had been giving chase and now was close enough to strike. When the green flag flew Berry Jr slid in low as Roberts drove over the high line and into the wall, ending his night as he slowed into the infield. Berry Jr still had his hands full with Tim Ward, but held on for the $1000 victory. Ward finished second with Jesse Dennis third, Grey Ferrando fourth and Drew Janssen fifth.

We would like to thank all who came out to support the race track at our first event of the year. Monday night racing hits the bullring on May 15 with the Tim & Tammy Stevens Memorial for our next event. There will be increased purses and terrific racing as always on the clay high banks. See you then!



VIP Contractors Karl Chevrolet of Stuart A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 11X-Tom Berry Jr[10]; 2. 4TW-Tim Ward[12]; 3. 70-Jesse Dennis[3]; 4. V13-Grey Ferrando[7]; 5. 127-Drew Janssen[11]; 6. 8R-Chase Rudolf[6]; 7. 99X-Dallon Murty[9]; 8. 2Z-Zack Rawlins[14]; 9. 3L-Bub Lerette[8]; 10. 11-Izac Mallicoat[15]; 11. 141-Matt Bonine[16]; 12. 05-Paul Nagle[20]; 13. 27-Clint Homan[13]; 14. 2B-Robert Moore[21]; 15. 10J-Josh Cooper[17]; 16. (DNF) 23JR-Nick Roberts[1]; 17. (DNF) 111-Ethan Braaksma[2]; 18. (DNF) 99B-Martin Bennett[19]; 19. (DNF) 83G-Josh Gilman[4]; 20. (DNF) 5-Todd Shute[5]; 21. (DNF) 14B-Scott Bash[18]; 22. (DNS) 93N-Colton Nelson


VIP Contractors Karl Chevrolet of Stuart Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 5-Todd Shute[3]; 2. V13-Grey Ferrando[4]; 3. 4TW-Tim Ward[5]; 4. 3L-Bub Lerette[7]; 5. 27-Clint Homan[2]; 6. 141-Matt Bonine[1]; 7. 99B-Martin Bennett[6]; 8. (DNF) 93N-Colton Nelson[8]


VIP Contractors Karl Chevrolet of Stuart Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 99X-Dallon Murty[3]; 2. 111-Ethan Braaksma[6]; 3. 23JR-Nick Roberts[4]; 4. 127-Drew Janssen[7]; 5. 2Z-Zack Rawlins[2]; 6. 10J-Josh Cooper[5]; 7. 05-Paul Nagle[1]


VIP Contractors Karl Chevrolet of Stuart Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 11X-Tom Berry Jr[1]; 2. 70-Jesse Dennis[4]; 3. 83G-Josh Gilman[7]; 4. 8R-Chase Rudolf[3]; 5. 11-Izac Mallicoat[6]; 6. 14B-Scott Bash[2]; 7. 2B-Robert Moore[5]



Spangler Automotive A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 01-Brayton Carter[3]; 2. 21-Cam Reimers[6]; 3. 2K-Taylor Kuehl[4]; 4. 18-Mitchell Morris[12]; 5. 2X-Matt Avila[16]; 6. 95N-Garrett Nelson[1]; 7. 0LD-Bryan Morris[5]; 8. 34F-Cole Fenske[18]; 9. 20X-Cody Yaw[2]; 10. 5-Josh Sink[15]; 11. 8-Dusty Masolini[13]; 12. CB25-Chris Burke[10]; 13. 71X-Casen Keller[20]; 14. 34N-Thomas Nelson[7]; 15. 26-Mike Dullard[24]; 16. 511-Keith Simmons[19]; 17. 4-Gage Hilgenberg[8]; 18. 81-BJ Charlson[17]; 19. 8T-Tony Johnson[11]; 20. 18J-Josalyn Elmquist[23]; 21. MR31-Mike Rutherford[25]; 22. F18-Nate Friesen[21]; 23. 88-Dan Wagner[14]; 24. (DNF) 57S-David Schwartz[9]; 25. (DNF) J7-David Simpson[22]


Spangler Automotive Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 57S-David Schwartz[3]; 2. 20X-Cody Yaw[5]; 3. 8T-Tony Johnson[1]; 4. 0LD-Bryan Morris[6]; 5. 8-Dusty Masolini[7]; 6. 2X-Matt Avila[8]; 7. 511-Keith Simmons[4]; 8. (DNF) J7-David Simpson[9]; 9. (DNF) MR31-Mike Rutherford[2]


Spangler Automotive Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Cam Reimers[2]; 2. 01-Brayton Carter[5]; 3. 18-Mitchell Morris[3]; 4. CB25-Chris Burke[4]; 5. 88-Dan Wagner[8]; 6. 81-BJ Charlson[7]; 7. (DNF) 71X-Casen Keller[6]; 8. (DNF) 18J-Josalyn Elmquist[1]


Spangler Automotive Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 2K-Taylor Kuehl[4]; 2. 4-Gage Hilgenberg[1]; 3. 95N-Garrett Nelson[6]; 4. 34N-Thomas Nelson[2]; 5. 5-Josh Sink[7]; 6. 34F-Cole Fenske[8]; 7. F18-Nate Friesen[3]; 8. 26-Mike Dullard[5]




Affordable Quality Roofing Exteriors A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 99X-Dallon Murty[12]; 2. 23JR-Nick Roberts[2]; 3. 11X-Tom Berry Jr[8]; 4. 92-Buck Schafroth[9]; 5. 01-Troy Jerovetz[7]; 6. 99D-Damon Murty[1]; 7. 99-Jesse Sobbing[5]; 8. V31-Todd VanEaton[4]; 9. 35JW-Casey Woken[6]; 10. 25J-Josh Daniels[17]; 11. 14B-Austin Bouzek[10]; 12. 72H-Miciah Hidlebaugh[15]; 13. 69JR-Johnathon Logue[13]; 14. 93-Michael Jaennette[11]; 15. 10B-Brandon Pruitt[3]; 16. 57VG-Rowdee Van Genderen[14]; 17. 3S-Bryan Snell[19]; 18. 94-Dillon Solum; 19. 93L-Blake Lehman[18]; 20. 54-Robbie Merkle; 21. 3H-Ty Hill[16]; 22. 71K-Chad Keller; 23. (DNF) 23-Cody Gustoff[20]; 24. (DNF) 32-Bill Atcheson


B Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 54-Robbie Merkle[6]; 2. 94-Dillon Solum[1]; 3. 71K-Chad Keller[5]; 4. 32-Bill Atcheson[4]; 5. 57J-Jamie Anderson[3]; 6. 85J-Zac Johnson[7]; 7. 37-Kylie Rawlins[2]


Affordable Quality Roofing Exteriors Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 99D-Damon Murty[3]; 2. 14B-Austin Bouzek[4]; 3. 93-Michael Jaennette[6]; 4. 69JR-Johnathon Logue[2]; 5. 25J-Josh Daniels[1]; 6. 94-Dillon Solum[5]; 7. (DNF) 71K-Chad Keller[7]


Affordable Quality Roofing Exteriors Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 92-Buck Schafroth[1]; 2. 11X-Tom Berry Jr[7]; 3. 35JW-Casey Woken[5]; 4. 57VG-Rowdee Van Genderen[3]; 5. 93L-Blake Lehman[4]; 6. 37-Kylie Rawlins[6]; 7. (DNF) 54-Robbie Merkle[2]


Affordable Quality Roofing Exteriors Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 99X-Dallon Murty[2]; 2. 01-Troy Jerovetz[5]; 3. V31-Todd VanEaton[4]; 4. 72H-Miciah Hidlebaugh[3]; 5. 3S-Bryan Snell[7]; 6. 57J-Jamie Anderson[1]; 7. (DNF) 85J-Zac Johnson[6]


Affordable Quality Roofing Exteriors Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 99-Jesse Sobbing[1]; 2. 23JR-Nick Roberts[4]; 3. 10B-Brandon Pruitt[2]; 4. 3H-Ty Hill[3]; 5. 23-Cody Gustoff[5]; 6. (DNF) 32-Bill Atcheson[6]




Ricks Towing A Feature 1 (16 Laps): 1. 96-Skylar Pruitt[2]; 2. 17-Luke Ramsey[4]; 3. 4W-John Watson[1]; 4. 7H-Adam Hensel[3]; 5. 77-Cody Williams[6]; 6. 79RC-Riley Christensen[5]; 7. 11B-Solomon Bennett[7]; 8. 69-Calvin Dhondt[8]; 9. 2G-Bradly Graham[9]; 10. 12K-Eric Knutson[12]; 11. 4C-Curt Reed[18]; 12. 9C-Colby Christensen[14]; 13. 33S-Jared Smith[16]; 14. 21-Bennett Johnson[13]; 15. 84B-Rusty Bates[15]; 16. 72-Joey Young[20]; 17. 55X-Corey VanDerwilt[21]; 18. 19DD-Danny Foster[19]; 19. 32-Ethan Atcheson[10]; 20. 22-Seth Butler[11]; 21. 22B-Braden Gifford[17]


Ricks Towing Heat 1 (7 Laps): 1. 79RC-Riley Christensen[5]; 2. 32-Ethan Atcheson[1]; 3. 2G-Bradly Graham[2]; 4. 22-Seth Butler[7]; 5. 21-Bennett Johnson[6]; 6. 33S-Jared Smith[3]; 7. 19DD-Danny Foster[4]


Ricks Towing Heat 2 (7 Laps): 1. 69-Calvin Dhondt[1]; 2. 96-Skylar Pruitt[2]; 3. 17-Luke Ramsey[4]; 4. 12K-Eric Knutson[7]; 5. 9C-Colby Christensen[6]; 6. 22B-Braden Gifford[5]; 7. 72-Joey Young[3]


Ricks Towing Heat 3 (7 Laps): 1. 4W-John Watson[1]; 2. 77-Cody Williams[2]; 3. 11B-Solomon Bennett[6]; 4. 7H-Adam Hensel[4]; 5. 84B-Rusty Bates[3]; 6. 4C-Curt Reed[7]; 7. 55X-Corey VanDerwilt[5]




Johns Tree Service A Feature 1 (14 Laps): 1. 9-Kolby Sabin[7]; 2. 980-Jeremiah Downing[1]; 3. 8A-Anthony Clark[4]; 4. 69X-Owen Richards[3]; 5. 63B-Terry Bickford[5]; 6. 12C-Craig Furstenau[2]; 7. (DNF) 18-Eric Charlson[8]; 8. (DNF) 22L-Harold Robb Sr[10]; 9. (DNF) 55L-Mark Lamer[9]; 10. (DNF) 83B-Mitchell Bunch[6]


Johns Tree Service Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 63B-Terry Bickford[5]; 2. 69X-Owen Richards[2]; 3. 980-Jeremiah Downing[3]; 4. (DNF) 22L-Harold Robb Sr[1]; 5. (DNF) 18-Eric Charlson[4]


Johns Tree Service Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 8A-Anthony Clark[4]; 2. 9-Kolby Sabin[1]; 3. 12C-Craig Furstenau[2]; 4. (DNF) 83B-Mitchell Bunch[5]; 5. (DNF) 55L-Mark Lamer[3]



A Feature (15 Laps): 1. 9-Ben Kraus[9]; 2. 25L-Lucas Daniels[2]; 3. 25B-Bobby Daniels[6]; 4. 25C-Chase Daniels[5]; 5. 95-Kamdyn Haggard[8]; 6. 69K-Kaden Rice[4]; 7. 57-Clayton Vanderploeg[13]; 8. 12-Zachary Dunham[14]; 9. 17J-Justin Winkler[3]; 10. (DNF) 85-Chris Trulson[1]; 11. (DNF) 44R-Joel Roberts[12]; 12. (DNF) 0K-Kieron Ahrens[11]; 13. (DNF) 12R-Judd Roberts[7]; 14. (DNS) Z83-Zackary Schaefer


Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 9-Ben Kraus[7]; 2. 25C-Chase Daniels[1]; 3. 69K-Kaden Rice[4]; 4. 25B-Bobby Daniels[3]; 5. Z83-Zackary Schaefer[5]; 6. 0K-Kieron Ahrens[6]; 7. 57-Clayton Vanderploeg[2]


Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 17J-Justin Winkler[1]; 2. 95-Kamdyn Haggard[3]; 3. 12R-Judd Roberts[4]; 4. 25L-Lucas Daniels[6]; 5. 85-Chris Trulson[2]; 6. 44R-Joel Roberts[5]; 7. 12-Zachary Dunham[7]



A Feature 1 (18 Laps): 1. 10G-Mason Mitchell[1]; 2. 30-Shawn Cooney[3]; 3. 9-Jeff Johnson[5]; 4. 66-Brandon Cox[6]; 5. 85-Brandon Toftee[10]; 6. 79-Shonn Mapes[8]; 7. 22J-Jared Myers[4]; 8. 7X-Rick Clark[2]; 9. 2-Del Enos[7]; 10. 43-Shaun Clinger[9]; 11. 57X-Terry May[11]


Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 7X-Rick Clark[2]; 2. 9-Jeff Johnson[4]; 3. 10G-Mason Mitchell[5]; 4. 2-Del Enos[3]; 5. 43-Shaun Clinger[1]; 6. 57X-Terry May[6]


Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 66-Brandon Cox[4]; 2. 30-Shawn Cooney[5]; 3. 22J-Jared Myers[3]; 4. 79-Shonn Mapes[2]; 5. 85-Brandon Toftee[1]


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