Despite starting in the second tier Seekman managed to get his charge away in fourth as Fox Valley Cadet () and Pathologist ( ) battled through an opening quarter in 29.0.
Heading into the stretch for the first time Seekman made what would prove to be the winning move, pulling from fourth and powering to the top as the field reached the half-mile mark in 58.4.
Quickly facing pressure from a hard charging Gett'er Done Dune these two battled neck and neck by the three-quarter-mile mark in 1:28.1. A fit and fresh Dakota Roadster then seemed to find another gear on the final turn, rebuffing the challenge of the favorite as he began putting daylight between himself and his rivals while pacing away to his first career victory. Joel's Z Tam () who got away to a slow start, rallied from last to finish second while Gett'er Done Dune held on for third.
An $8,500 yearling purchase, Dakota Roadster returned $7.80, $5.00 & $7.40 while running his record to one win and two seconds in three career starts with earnings of $8,500.
Driver Travis Seekman and Dakota Roadster were on cruise control as they strolled under the wire with an easy win in Friday's $10,000 Fox Valley Barzgar Stake.
by Tom Kelley, for Maywood Park