By Josh Reynolds
STUART, Iowa (June 29) – Kolby Sabin won for the first time in his Mach-1 Sport Compact career Friday at Stuart Speedway.
Sabin and Mitchell Bunch led the field to green. Sabin led the first two laps with Bunch pulling ahead for the next two circuits. Hunter Patrick threw his hat in the ring to lead lap five, but it was Curtis Miller making it four wide and taking over the top spot for laps six and seven.
After falling as far back as fourth, Sabin shot from third to the lead on lap eight as he and Miller spent the rest of the race door to door for the win. Miller worked the high side hard, but each time it was Sabin at the stripe by a bumper and sometimes less than that.
Coming out of turn four on the last lap it was anyone’s race with Miller up high and Sabin in the middle of the track. Ultimately it was Sabin taking the win by about a foot at the line. Miller finished second with Bunch third.
Nick Roberts paced the IMCA Modifieds and Brock Badger was the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner.
Austin Luellen aced the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main event and John Watson was first to the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock checkers.