Roberts races to Friday checkers at Stuart 

By Josh Reynolds

STUART, Iowa (Aug. 4) – Nick Roberts mastered the IMCA Modified main event Friday at Stuart Speed­way.

Scott Bash and Cory Sauerman led the field to green next with Sauerman ahead of Todd VanEaton early on. The top two stayed in formation until Roberts passed VanEaton on lap nine.

One lap later, Roberts took over the lead and slowly checked out to take the win. Sauerman finished se­cond with Jeff James third.

Lapped traffic helped Marcus Fagan’s cause as he caught Scott Bailey for the lead and eventual IMCA Sunoco Stock Car victory. Austin Luellen led the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature from the sev­enth lap to the checkers.

A three-way fight to the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock checkers went to Gregg Anderson. Curtis Miller blasted into the lead on lap two and checked out on the rest of the field to take the Mach-1 Sport Compact fea­ture win.