DODGE CITY, Kan. – Troy Gemmill became the fourth different IMCA Modified feature winner in as many events at Dodge City Raceway Park by racing to victory lane in Saturday night’s 20-lap main event atop the three-eighths-mile clay oval.
While Gemmill snared Modified honors, other Saturday night winners included Austin Walker in United Wireless IMCA Sport Modifieds, Angel Munoz in IMCA Stock Cars, Tobby Schield in Thunder Cars and Jarett Lunow in Hornets.
Starting from the third position, the veteran shoe from Ponca City, Okla., needed just three laps to take the lead away from Kevin Gray and led the rest of the way with no serious challenges en route to the checkered flag.
In Gemmill’s wake, Gray held the second position until the final handful of laps when opening day winner Cody Gearhart battled into second with Mike Wadel rebounding to claim the show position after a lap six incident that sent Ryan Heger into a wild turn four flip. Heger was uninjured.
Gray settled for fourth, with Austin Allen taking sole possession of the IMCA Modified points lead by rounding out the top five after nearly taking runner-up honors before getting shuffled back after a late race miscue.
Austin Walker made the most of his pole starting position in the United Wireless IMCA Sport Modified main event, leading all 20 circuits to become the fourth different winner of the year as well in as many events.