Munoz is the main man at Dodge City

Angel Munoz won the Saturday IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature at Dodge City Raceway Park. (Photo by Lonnie Wheatley)

By Lonnie Wheatley

DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 30) – After starting deep in the field, Angel Munoz motored to the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car checkers on mid-season championship night at Dodge City Raceway Park.

Munoz became the first three-time winner of the season at Dodge City, ultimately fending off Troy Burkhart to take top honors in the 15-lap feature.

Munoz gridded the feature ninth and waded through three and four-wide traffic to take command by the fifth lap. Burkhart charged into second after a lap nine caution and turned on the heat on Munoz to see which one would become the first three-time winner of the year.

Burkhart edged ahead briefly on the 10th lap only to have Munoz counter and recapture the point for keeps.  Munoz raced to the stripe ahead of Burkhart with Chris Oliver, Dusty Witthuhn and Greg Schell rounding out the top five.

Clay Sellard was the IMCA Modified winner and Robert Elliott paced the IMCA SportMods. Ta­than Burkhart topped the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main.