Fagan Wins Stew Hansen Dodge Stock Car Shootout

By Josh Reynolds

STUART, Iowa (June 15) –Marcus Fagan took home the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car hardware on Stuart Speedway’s Stew Hansen Dodge Night at the Races.

Fagan and Terry Pruitt drew the front row for the 25-lap feature. Pruitt held the lead at the start with Donovan Smith and then Fagan following behind in second. The top three stayed Pruitt-Fagan-Smith until a caution for Stofer on the frontstretch wall.

Once the cars got going again, Smith led until Pruitt nosed ahead on lap 10 right before the caution flag flew again. Pruitt held the lead until Devin Smith passed him on lap 13. Devin led one lap and then Fagan found the grip he needed on the bottom to take over on lap 15.

Until about lap 20 you could throw a blanket over the top three, but from then on Fagan stretched out the lead and went on to the win and the $1,000 top prize. Devin Smith held on to second with Pruitt third, 11th starting Brian Blessington fourth and Donovan Smith fifth.

Cole Ferguson was the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified winner. Clint Luellen paced the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods.

First to the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock checkers was Shannon Anderson. Cody Cleghorn led the distance in the Mach-1 Sport Compact main.

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