Roach is first SportMod Mayhem repeat winner 

Mike Roach ruled the IMCA SportMod Mayhem main event at Dodge City Raceway Park. (Photo by Lonnie Wheatley)

By Lonnie Wheatley

DODGE CITY, Kan. (Aug. 18) – Mike Roach became the first repeat winner of Dodge City Race­way Park’s $1,000-to-win IMCA SportMod Mayhem event by racing to victory lane in Saturday night’s fifth annual event.

Roach topped the 25-lapper from sixth starting after initially topping the event in 2015.

He needed just four laps to race into second and then took the lead away from Jeff Kaup on the eighth circuit.

Roach led the rest of the way to post his second consecutive victory at Dodge City with Brandon Kenney in tow after taking the second position from Kaup on the ninth lap.

After topping last year’s SportMod Mayhem main, Dustin Daniels fell two positions short of going back-to-back by filling out the podium in third with Kaup and Blaine Walt rounding out the top five.

Other Saturday night victors included Brendon Gemmill in the IMCA Modifieds, Dusty Witthuhn in the IMCA Stock Cars and Tathan Burkhart in the IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Feature results – 1. Mike Roach; 2. Brandon Kenney; 3. Mike Daniels; 4. Jeff Kaup; 5. Blaine Walt; 6. Troy Bynum; 7. Bart Baker; 8. Mike Appel; 9. Jarett Lunow; 10. Daylon Bergeron; 11. Kamren Gruber; 12. Adam Stenzel; 13. Slade Roach; 14. Kyle Wiens; 15. Freddy McCoy; 16. Monty Nordyke; 17. Mike Lunow; 18. Joey Maupin; 19. Alex Wiens; 20. Seth Beard.