By Lonnie Wheatley
DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 20) – Cole Traugott turned his Dodge City Raceway Park luck around by wiring the field to win Saturday night’s 20-lap Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature.
After suffering DNF’s in his previous pair of local starts this year, Traugott started from the pole position and led all the way to take his first Dodge City win since August of 2013.
Traugott weathered three cautions along the way to secure the win, the latest with just seven laps to go.
“Patience is the name of the game,” he explained afterward.
With Traugott out front, Dylan Sherfick worked his way from 10th to third by the 12th round, then moved into the runner-up slot when Nick Link suffered front end damage and collected Clay Sellard in the process.
Sherfick was on Traugott’s decklid on the final restart with seven laps to go but was never able to mount a challenge. Making his first Dodge City start of the year, former track champ Brendon Gemmill climbed from 12th to capture the show position.
Colorado’s Angel Munoz bested the IMCA SportMods, Michael Pepper snared another IMCA Sunoco Stock Car win and Reagan Sellard scored his first IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock triumph.