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Jeff Taylor in victory lane. (IMCA photo)

Taylor Tops Casa Grande Modified Run

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. — The Showdown At CAR concluded Sunday with an afternoon show and an increased payout. 

IMCA modified drivers chased a $3,000 prize while Northern sport mods and stock cars each paid $1,000 to win.

The $3,000-to-win modified main was led from the green by Jason Noll after earning the pole as top point car after the heats.  

Noll controlled the race through restarts but with eight laps remaining his toughest challenge in Jeff Taylor was second.

Two laps later Taylor ran the top of turn four to pass Noll and led the final six laps for the win.

Noll was second and Tim Ward finished third in the 30-lap race.

Stock cars were led initially by Bo Partain until a lap 15 flat right rear moved Cole Czarneski to the lead. 

Czarneski withstood a couple restarts to win ahead of Scott Sluka and Kevin Roberts.

Bryson Curry and Joe Docekal pulled away from the pack in the early Northern sport mods laps.  

A string of yellow flags resulted in the same two separating from the crowd. Anthony Madrid ran a lap in second before Docekal took back the spot and closed on Curry.

A final yellow setup a two-lap dash to the checkers, giving Curry time to establish a lead to collect the win. Docekal and Madrid completed the podium.

The hobby stocks were the final race of the three-day event and Darrin Biggs held off intense pressure from Joe Peterson for the win over Peterson and Charles McDaniel Sr.