Sabin starts Stuart show with IMCA Sport Compact win

Kolby Sabin took the Mach-1 Sport Compact lead coming to the white flag and took the first win of the night Wednesday at Stuart Speedway. (Photo by Jim Zimmerline)

By Josh Reynolds                                                           

STUART, Iowa (May 26) – Wednesday night brought 100 race cars and drivers to Stuart Speedway for IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing and feature winners for the night were Kolby Sabin, Brayton Carter, Dallon Murty, Tim Ward and Brandon Cox.

First up were the Mach-1 Sport Compacts with Owen Richards and Mark Smith on the front row. Smith led the majority of the race but it was Sabin taking the lead coming to the white flag and driving off to the win. Smith finished in second with Curtis Masterson third, Craig Furstenau fourth and Tyler Fiebelkorn fifth.

Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods came to the track next with Tyler Heckart and Colton Nelson out front. Nelson took command early and looked to leave the field to take the easy win. Carter made it to his bumper with two to go and served up a slider to take the lead coming to the white flag. 

Nelson fixed up a slider of his own coming to the checkered flag but it was Carter driving to the inside to take the win. Nelson took home second with Heckart third, Jake Sachau fourth and Izac Mallicoat fifth. 

IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars came out next with Anthony Goldsberry and Scott Bailey on the front row. Goldsberry took the early lead with Bob Daniels taking over on lap three. Daniels had Buck Schafroth and Dallon Murty hot on his heels as the yellow came out with six laps to go. 

Murty used the restart to throw a slide job on the top two and take the lead. Dallon saw some lapped traffic as his only obstacle and drove off to the win, extending the $400 bounty on the Murty family another week. Daniels ended up second with Schafroth third, Damon Murty fourth and Johnathon Logue fifth. 

Drew Janssen and Scott Bash led the IMCA Modifieds to the green flag with Bash leading until Ward drove by on the bottom side on lap seven. Ward had some company in the middle of the race as Todd Shute got up alongside a couple of times, but the 4TW was able to fend him off and went on to take the win. Shute finished second with Ethan Braaksma third, Tom Berry fourth and Josh Gilman fifth.

IMCA Hobby Stocks were last on the track with David Kimmel and Rusty Bates on the front row. Kimmel led the first 5 laps until Cox sailed by on the high side to take over the lead. Kimmel spun in turn four to bring the caution out on lap 12, and on the restart Eric Stanton spun off the front bumper of Luke Ramsey to bring the yellow out again. Cox was up to the challenge on the final restart, however, taking the win over Jeremy Purdy, Stanton, Solomon Bennett and Matthew McAtee.

Next Sunday and Monday, Stuart Speedway will host the Whole Hog 50 with the winner of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main event on Monday taking home $5,000.

Sunday will have the IMCA Modifieds, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods, Mach-1 Sport Compacts and IMCA STARS Mod Lites alongside the Stock Cars and Monday will see the Modifieds, Northern SportMods and Hobby Stocks as well as the Stock Car 50-lap finale.