FARLEY, Iowa (Sept. 9) – Drivers in one IMCA special series contend for their biggest payday of the season while another tour comes to a conclusion this weekend during the 37th annual Yankee Dirt Track Classic at Farley Speedway.
IMCA Late Models on the Deery Brothers Summer Series circuit race for $3,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start on Friday, Sept. 12. The stakes are much higher for the Saturday, Sept. 13 tour event, a 100-lapper that pays a hefty $7,500 to win and a minimum of $500 to start.
Winners of Deery features at last year’s Yankee were Chad Simpson and Joel Callahan. Justin Kay is a four-time winner this season and continues to lead the current point race.
Mike Van Genderen is one of the nine different drivers to have won an XSAN Hawkeye Dirt Tour feature in as many events held so far in the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified series.
He’ll look to clinch the tour crown in Saturday’s $2,000 to win, minimum $175 to start feature.
Sanctioned divisions are in action on the 3/8-mile dirt oval all four nights of the Yankee.
Hot laps start at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10 and Thursday, Sept. 11.
An open practice session for the Modifieds, Late Models and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and qualifying for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks is on the Wednesday ticket.
Practice for the Mods, Late Models and Stocks, along with SportMod qualifying, is on Thursday.
Friday’s Modified feature pays $1,000 to win.
Top prizes on Saturday for the SportMods is $750. Stock Cars race for $600 to win and Hobby Stocks for $500.
Racing follows 6:30 p.m. hot laps Friday and Saturday. Both Modified features are 2015 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying events.
Grandstand admission for the four days of the Yankee is $65 for adults, $55 for seniors and $45 for students.
More information about advance tickets, camping and backstretch spots is available by calling 563 744-3620.
Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland, 528; 2. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, 500; 3. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, 476; 4. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, 456; 5. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, 451; 6. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, 420; 7. Scott Fitzpatrick, Wheatland, 414; 8. Brian Harris, Davenport, 408; 9. Jason Rauen, Farley, 406; 10. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., 380; 11. Matt Ryan, Davenport, 371; 12. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, 366; 13. Jeremy Grady, Story City, 264; 14. Spencer Diercks, Davenport, 224; 15. Rob Moss, Iowa City, 217; 16. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin, 203; 17. Tommy Elston, Keokuk, 200; 18. Charlie McKenna, Clear Lake, 196; 19. Terry Neal, Ely, 193; 20. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, 191.
Hawkeye Dirt Tour top 20 point standings – 1. Mike Van Genderen, Newton, 307; 2. Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood, 281; 3. Jeremy Mills, Garner, 270; 4. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, 242; 5. Richie Gustin, Gilman, 237; 6. Jeff Waterman, Quincy, Ill., 233; 7. Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, 223; 8. Jacob Murray, Hartford, 221; 9. Kyle Brown, Kellogg, 201; 10. Tim Ward, Gilbert, Ariz., 200; 11. Mike Jergens, Plover, 156; 12. Kurt Kile, Nichols, 144; 13. Mark Elliott, Webster City, 142; 14. Jeff Joldersma, McClelland, 140; 15. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 123; 16. Levi Nielsen, Mason City, 116; 17. Nick Roberts, Des Moines, 114; 18. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, and Todd Shute, Des Moines, both 110; 20. Luke Wanninger, Minburn, 103.