Baudler is best at Stuart

Daniel Baudler became a first-time Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature winner Wednesday at Stuart Speedway. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)

By Josh Reynolds 

STUART, Iowa (July 10) – Daniel Baudler earned his Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod career first feature win Wednesday at Stuart Speedway. 

Baudler led Brandon Patava and David Schwartz on lap one. Patava took over the lead on lap three and led until Baudler retook the top spot on lap nine.

Colton Nelson threw his hat in the ring on lap 10 but faded after that as Patava shot back into second a lap later. Baudler looked to be on his way to the win but had to wait as a lap 16 caution set up a two-lap dash to the finish.

As Hunter Longnecker and Schwartz battled for second it was all Baudler as he would go on to his first career victory in the division. Schwartz came out on top in the battle for second with Longnecker third, Tyler Inman fourth and Nelson fifth. 

Josh Daniels was the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner and Chuck Madden Jr. followed the preferred line to the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock checkers.

Mitchell Bunch muscled his way into the lead with three laps to go and went on to take the Mach-1 Sport Compact win.