Most masters Stuart IMCA Modified main event

Josh Most was the IMCA Modified feature winner Wednesday at Stuart Speedway. (Photo by Jim Zim­merline)

By Josh Reynolds

STUART, Iowa (May 22) – Josh Most was too much for his IMCA Modified foes Wednesday at Stuart Speed­way.

Most and Bob Daniels were on the front row for the start of the Veterans Night event and Most led lap one with Daniels and Scott Bash in tow. Nick Roberts passed Daniels and Bash for second on lap three, pull­ing Josh Gilman along into third.

Gilman moved into second on lap eight as Most stretched out almost a full straightaway lead at halfway. Ricky Thornton Jr., fresh off his IMCA Sunoco Stock Car win, passed Roberts for third on lap 13 and joined Gilman in the chase for the lead.

Lapped traffic began to play a factor on the 15th circuit and the top three began to get closer. Thornton passed Gilman for second as the white flag came out and looked to find a way around Most as they worked down the backstretch.

Thornton worked low, but Most was too strong through the middle of the track and took the checkered flag. Thornton finished second with Gilman third.

Along with Most and Thornton, feature winners also included a pair of defending national champions, Shan­non Anderson in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Ramsey Meyer in the Mach-1 Sport Com­pacts.

Kody Havens paced the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods.