By Lonnie Wheatley
DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 3) – Joel Lane scored his first career IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature win Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park.
Lane took advantage of his pole starting position, outdueling Kevin Gray for the point in the early rounds and then holding off a late charge from Mike Petersilie over the closing rounds to secure the victory.
Petersilie had battled through a pack of contenders before taking over second on the 14th round. He closed in on Lane and was nearly within striking distance as the white flag flew but Lane held strong on the final round for the victory.
In IMCA SportMod action, Michael Shenberger made it two wins in as many DCRP visits this season by racing into the lead on the 10th round en route to victory lane in the 20-lapper.
Shenberger reeled in Austin Walker and pounced on a lead he would never relinquish, ultimately taking the checkered flag ahead of defending track champion Jeff Kaup, who raced from 11th.
Clay Money transferred from “B” action for the 27-car main event and then charged from 14th to finish third.
Winner of the MARS vs. NCRA Late Model Border War was Ryan Gustin. Dan Rogers ruled the Thunder Car feature.