By Lonnie Wheatley
DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 18, 2016) – Mike Lunow denied a late challenge from Clay Sellard for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified honors Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park.
Lunow raced into the lead on the eighth round and then survived a late caution that gave Clay Sellard a shot at making it two wins in a row in the 20-lapper.
After starting eighth, Lunow needed just two laps to work his way up to third and then took second from Kale Beavers by the fifth round. Three laps later, Lunow battled past Tracy Link for the point and checked out on the field.
In Lunow’s wake, Sellard battled through the field and took second away from Link with a handful of laps to go but hardly had Lunow in sight a full straightaway in the distance.
That changed when the caution flew with just three laps to go when Randle McRoberts looped it off turn four and collected Trent Gray and William Nusser in a high impact collision.
Set for a three-lap dash to the stripe, Lunow held off Sellard to seal the deal with Beavers, Nick Link and Kevin Gray rounding out the top five.
Other Saturday night winners included Jeremy Sigler in IMCA SportMods, Michael Pepper in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Cody Davis in IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.