Gemmill garners Dodge City honors

By Lonnie Wheatley

DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 25) – Brendon Gemmill turned in a dominant performance to capture his first 20-lap Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature win of the year during Saturday’s H&H Roofing Night atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.

Gemmill started the 20-lap IMCA Modified feature event from the front row outside and led through­out to capture the win by nearly a straightaway.

After a pair of incidents eliminated one-third of the 21-car field before a lap was completed, Gem­mill gunned into the lead and was a straightaway ahead of Tracy Link and Ryan Heger when the caution flew after eight laps.

While his lead was erased, Gemmill wasted little time reestablishing his advantage and held it to the line. In his wake, Heger raced into second and held the spot the rest of the way with Link, Tom Beavers and William Nusser rounding out the top five.

In the 12-lap IMCA SportMod main event, Jeff Kaup took over at the midway point and raced on to his third victory of the year.

While three-time and reigning champ Kaup worked forward from fifth, Alex Wiens paced the open­ing handful of laps before running afoul of an infield tire. Kaup assumed the point and led the rest of the way to take the checkered flag ahead of Kevin Tabor and Jeremy Sigler.

Michael Pepper kept his roll going in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars with a late move around Marlin Hogie to win the 12-lapper.

Hogie led the opening nine rounds before the defending champion raced by on the high side with just over two laps remaining to capture his fifth win of the season and third in a row ahead of Hogie and Brett Copeland.

In IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock action, Bryan Habiger broke a DCRP victory lane dry spell by win­ning his first 12-lap feature in several years.

Habiger battled past David Berger on the third lap and raced the rest of the way to the checkered flag unabated ahead of Duane Wahrman and Reagan Sellard.