By Josh Reynolds
STUART, Iowa (Aug. 11) – Jake Sachau was the $1,000 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod winner at Stuart Speedway’s Bones/Richard Welch Memorial Friday night.
Josh Sink and Nelson drew the 1-2 chips to make up the front row. Colton Nelson led early over Sink and Doug Smith.
Following a lap four restart it was Nelson, Austin Luellen and Hunter Longnecker at the front with Chase Rudolf and Jake Sachau battling it out for fourth. Sachau took that place on lap 10, then worked Longnecker over for third on lap 15.
At this point it appeared Nelson was well on his way to the win but cautions came out on laps 22 and 24, the second yellow setting up a two-lap dash for the cash.
Nelson led at the white flag but his car pushed severely and allowed Luellen to get up beside him. Meanwhile, Sachau snuck it in on the bottom in turn three as Nelson pushed up the track again.
Sachau squared off the corner and beat Nelson to the line to take the win and the $1,000 payday. Nelson finished second with Luellen third, Longnecker fourth and Ethan Braaksma fifth.
Jeff James was the IMCA Modified winner and Marcus Fagan was first to the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car checkers.
Jamie Schirm made what proved to be the winning pass on lap 10 of the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature and John Gill prevailed in a four-lap dash to the finish in the Mach-1 Sport Compact main.