Clay Sellard starts Dodge City streak 

Clay Sellard put an end to Cole Traugott’s recent domination in the division with his Sunday IMCA Modified win at Dodge City Raceway Park. (Photo by Lonnie Wheatley)

By Lonnie Wheatley

DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 28) – Clay Sellard started his own IMCA Modified winning streak Sunday at Dodge City Raceway Park.

Sellard battled into the lead on the ninth of 20 rounds and led the rest of the way to put a stop to Cole Traugott’s recent run of domination.

While Tracy Link paced the early rounds, Sellard worked forward from 12th on the heels of Mike Lunow, who started one row further up.  The duo reached second and third, respectively, behind Link within a half dozen circuits before charging by on the ninth round with Sellard taking command.

Meanwhile, Traugott was working his way through the field from 13th after winning the “B” Main as the driver of the No. 9 was searching for his ninth win in his last nine visits to DCRP.

Traugott worked up to second by the 14th round, trailing Sellard by a dozen car-lengths.  Traugott nibbled away at the advantage but could only cut in half by the time the checkered flag flew.

Sellard enjoyed his first DCRP win since June of last year ahead of Traugott with Lunow, Jeremy Chambers and Link in the top five.

Jeff Kaup was the IMCA SportMod winner while Angel Munoz stayed perfect in IMCA Sunoco Stock Car action by racing to his third win in as many tries.

The night rounded out with a storybook ending for Reagan Sellard, who rebounded from a heat race flip to win the 20-lap IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature event.