Russell reigns over Dodge City Hobby Stocks

Lyle Russell raced to his career first IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature win Friday at Dodge City Raceway Park. (Photo by Lonnie Wheatley)

By Lonnie Wheatley

DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 27) – Lyle Russell captured his first career feature win in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature Friday at Dodge City Raceway Park.

The 15-lapper came down to the final circuit as Russell scored the victory just ahead of Duane Wahrman and Reagan Sellard.

Russell had taken command on the second round and kept Wahrman at bay until the 11th round.  As Wahrman raced into the lead, Sellard joined in on the lead battle with Wahrman and Russell taking the white flag in side-by-side fashion.

Russell edged ahead in the final pair of corners to take the win ahead of Wahrman by half a car-length with Sellard another half car-length back in third.  Matt O’Hair and Brooke Russell rounded out the top five.

Clay Sellard picked off his third consecutive IMCA Modified feature win as he denied Brendon Gemmill’s “Back-to-the Front Challenge” that came up two spots short in third. Mike Roach ruled the IMCA SportMods and Dusty Witthuhn took IMCA Sunoco Stock Car honors.