FARLEY (300 RACEWAY) – Beautiful Wednesday weather set the stage for an exciting night of racing at 300 Raceway, after a wet and cold month of May, we welcomed June in with 80 and sunny.
The track crew busted their tails over the past week to dry out the saturated surface and the hard work paid off. Smooth, slick, fast and racey are the words drivers used to describe to the 3/8 mile.
Dunkel Auto Salvage IMCA stock cars were the first class to run their A main, Independence, Iowa’s Tom Schmitt jumped out front early and led the first dozen laps with Johnny Spaw and Jason Doyle in tow. A late race restart gave Spaw the jump and opportunity to show the way. He would go on to close out the final 3 laps and claim another feature win in Farley. Schmitt and Doyle would finish 2nd and 3rd respectively, Dick Steadman came home 4th and Phil Holtz finished 5th. Spaw would also pick up the $100 RaceXR.com hard charger award.
Dave Hall Construction IMCA modifiers were next to speedway. Local legend and fan favorite Timmy “where’s the beef?” Current led wire to wire. From the outside front row starting position, Current took the lead and held off advances from Bone Larson and Jeff Ailey to claim the top prize. One caution flag with 5 laps to go was the only pause in the 20 lap event Current was able to capitalize on a great restart and drove away with the show. Aikey came home 2nd, Larson 3rd, Rod McDonald finished 4th and Eric Pollard brought the Good Ol Boyes #1m home in the 5th spot. Aikey would move up 4 positions to claim the Hundley & Sons Trucking hard charger award.
Delaney’s Auto & Ag IMCA sport mods had the stage next for 15 laps and hands down the race of the night. Right from the get go a 3 way battle developed and those 3 cars jockeyed for position until the final flag flew. Bernard, IA’s Justin Becker jumped out front and led the first 14 circuits with Hazel Green, WI native Jason Roth and Troy “King Kong” Bauer traded 2nd and 3rd back and forth a couple of times. Competition director Douglas J. Haack, a resident of Shartlesville, PA showed the field 2 to go and business got busy. Bauer took his Midstate Machine powered, Rage Chassis to the top shelf and wheeled his way to the top spot as the white flag flew. “King Kong” would hold on for his 5th feature win of the young season. Roth wound up 2nd, Becker 3rd, Cresco, IA young gun Cole Suckow came home 4th and Mike Heister finished 5th. Bauer also scored $100 hard charger award from Nelson Tire Recycling.
The Merfeld Brothers Automotive IMCA Late Models had the stage for the final tilt of the night, 25 laps the distance and Matt Ryan from Davenport led all 25. Ryan jumped out front in the first corner and never looked back, Justin Kay would end driving the 15k into the 2nd spot, Eric Pollard came home in the 3rd spot, Colona IL’s Jake Waterman brought his #10 home in 4th and picked up a nice prize pack of Loc-tite products thanks to our friends at BDI of Cedar Rapids. Travis Smock finished up the top 5. Kay went +6 positions to take home the Hundley & Sons Trucking hard charger award.
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The final checkered flag flew at 8:50, great racing action all night and a very efficient program made for enjoyable entertainment for all. Well back in action next week for another Wide Open Wednesday. 4 classes in competition once again, with hard chargers awards for each. Hot laps at 6:30pm next Wednesday June 9th.
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