Emerson wins on last lap pass at Stuart

By Josh Reynolds

STUART, Iowa (June 7) – Regaining the lead coming out of the final turn, John Emerson was the IMCA Late Model feature winner by all of half a car length Sunday at Stuart Speedway.

Emerson led fellow front row starter Nagle as Todd Cooney moved into second on lap four. Emerson, Cooney and Nagle ran 1-2-3 until Cooney made his pass for the lead on lap 14.

Emerson stayed in Cooney’s tracks until the white flag flew, driving low and up beside Cooney on the backstretch. The two were side-by-side coming out of turn four with Emerson pulling ahead by a half car length at the line.

Cooney settled for second with Nagle third, Curtis Glover fourth and Daulton Maassen fifth.

Jimmy Gustin stayed true to the top side and was rewarded with the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified win.

Nick Roberts made it a race but ran out of laps and had to settle for second. Josh Gilman finished third and Luke Wanninger drove from 16th to fourth with Josh Most rounding out the top five.

Josh Daniels’ margin of victory was also half a car length in the feature for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars.

Marcus Fagan ran alongside Daniels the last five times around the oval, coming up just short in his bid for the win. Brian Blessington was third.

Clint Luellen took the lead on lap two and drove to the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod checkers. John Watson used the top line on the 12th lap in scoring the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock win. Jacob Reiter was first to the Mach-1 Sport Compact checkers.

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