Bergeron, Munoz, O’Hair top Dodge City features 

By Lonnie Wheatley

DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 4) – Daylon Bergeron outdueled Mike Roach for IMCA SportMod hon­ors Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park, while Angel Munoz posted his first local win of the year in IMCA Sunoco Stock Car action and Matt O’Hair made a late move to take his second IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock win of the year.

After leading the opening 16 rounds, Bergeron bested Roach over the closing circuits to capture his first Dodge City SportMod win. Bursting into the lead from the pole position, Bergeron cruised out front until Roach battled his way past Slade Roach to take over second just past midway.

Following a caution with seven laps to go, Roach put the pressure on Bergeron and finally slipped un­der to take command on the 17th lap after splitting a lapped car on the backstretch.  Bergeron battled right back, pulling even as the white flag flew after.

Dodging a spinning car in turn two, Bergeron used the high side of turns three and four to edge Roach. Slade Roach, Jeff Kaup and Darren Hacker rounded out the top five.

In the 15-lap Stock Car feature, Munoz battled past Cody Zimmerman on the fifth round and led the rest of the way for his first Dodge City score of the year and first since topping last year’s sea­son finale.

Munoz survived one of a pair of opening lap incidents to race on to the win ahead of Zimmerman and Dalton Bauer with Chris Oliver and Mike Warta rounding out the top five.

And in the Hobby Stock ranks, O’Hair made a move into the lead with the white flag in sight and held off his rivals over the final round to secure his second win of the year.

While O’Hair worked forward from the seventh starting position, Reagan Sellard held off a host of challengers much of the way until slipping high exiting turn two on the 13th round.

The miscue by Sellard was all it took for Duane Wahrman and O’Hair to rally by on the back­stretch with O’Hair then slipping underneath to take the lead as the white flag flew. O’Hair led the closing lap to take the checkered flag in front of Wahrman with Sellard settling for third in front of Cody Davis and Bryan Habiger.

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