Bennett takes first Stuart checkers 

STUART, Iowa (May 26) – Solomon Bennett won for the first time at Stuart Speedway, in Friday’s IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main event.

Bennett and David McQuiston led the field to green with Bennett getting the early lead. McQuiston and Jack Phillips ran second and third, but Bennett was running away with the race until a yellow came out on lap 12.

Bennett never looked back on the restate and took his first-ever win at Stuart. McQuiston finished a ca­reer best second with Brandon Cox third.

Other winners were Nick Roberts in the IMCA Modifieds, Brandon Pruitt in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Kody Havens in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and John Gill in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts.