By Jerry Mackey
FARLEY, Iowa (May 6) – Racing action resumed on Friday night at Farley Speedway following a week off due to wet weather. A great field of cars provided an excellent night of racing on a beautiful early May evening.
Rob Toland has his sights set on a national championship in the IMCA Late Model division in 2016 and a trip to Farley was another step in that direction for the long-time driver. Toland outraced 19 other competitors in the 25-lap Out Pace Racing Products feature and raced to his 399th career feature win.
Jon Merfeld had a great run on Friday night in crossing under the checkers in second ahead of Tyler Bruening.
Matt Gansen led a very competitive GSI Collision Products IMCA Modified main event flag to flag. Gansen drove a flawless race in holding off veteran Mark Schulte.
Tyler Soppe continued his early season hot streak by winning the GSI Collision Specialists IMCA Northern SportMod feature. Soppe raced to the front from his fifth row start on his way to the 15-lap feature win. Matt Short led early and drove to a runner up finish ahead of Gage Neal.
Greg Gill made the tow from Muscatine on Friday night and made the trip payoff with a feature win in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car division. Gill crossed the finish line ahead of Tom Schmitt and Jerry Miles.
Quinton Miller added another feature win to his resume on Friday night as he is out to defend his 2015 IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock track championship. Shawn Kuennen ran second ahead of Luke Bird.
Racing will resume at Farley Speedway on Friday, May 20th with a special event featuring the Ideal Ready Mix Tri-Track Challenge. A $2,000 to win Out Pace Racing Products IMCA Late Model feature will headline the special night of racing and all classes will be in action.
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