Burkhart rallies for Roundup win at Dodge City

Tathan Burkhart won Saturday’s IMCA Sunoco Hobby St6ock Roundup at Dodge City Raceway Park. (Photo by Lonnie Wheatley)

By Lonnie Wheatley

DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 20) – The lights shone upon the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval on Saturday night for the first time in 2020 with Hays racer Tathan Burkhart cashing in by winning the 25-lap IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock Roundup.

Rebounding from heat races issues, Burkhart rallied through the field from 15th and took com­mand at the midway point en route to topping the Roundup after scoring six IMCA Hobby Stock wins at Dodge City last year. 

A multi-car battle for the point ensued in the early rounds before a multi-car tangle on lap eight eliminated much of the field.

The battle continued on after the restart with Burkhart ultimately taking command on the 12th circuit and leading the rest of the way to the checkered flag ahead of Garrett Hager, Braxton Berry, Cody Williams and Duane Wahrman. 

While Burkhart pocketed the $750 winner’s share in the inaugural running the IMCA Hobby Stock Roundup, his father Troy bested the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Dakota Sproul dominating the IMCA Modified ranks and Brandon Kenny besting the IMCA SportMods.