Wahrman hoists Hobby hardware at Dodge City

Duane Wahrman became the fourth driver to win an IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature this sea­son at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday. (Photo by Lonnie Wheatley)

By Lonnie Wheatley

DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 24) – Duane Wahrman became the fourth different IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock winners in as many events this season Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park. 

Wahrman took command on the sixth of 15 rounds and slipped away from the field until Tathan Burkhart raced into second at midway. Burkhart chipped away at the lead but ran out of laps to catch Wahrman. Burkhart was second with Skeets Salazar in third. 

In the 20-lap IMCA Modified feature, Dakota Sproul put on a clinic as he posted his second win of the year.

Gunning into the lead at the outset, Sproul ripped the top side of the track and checked out on the field as Clay Sellard and Brendon Gemmill worked into second and third.  A late caution negated Sproul’s hefty advantage, but he slipped away with ease to post the win.

Troy Burkhart worked his way past early pacesetter Chris Oliver at the midway point then held him off the rest of the way in the 15-lapper for his second IMCA Sunoco Stock Car win of the sea­son. Oliver settled for runner-up honors with Jeff Kaup filling out the podium in third. 

Sellard settled for second with Gemmill, William Nusser and Nick Link rounding out the top five.

Matt Rucker topped the 25-lap IMCA SportMod feature, in front of Kamren Gruber and Mike Lunow.