Hurst dominates, Cordes wins thriller at Farley

By Jerry Mackey

FARLEY, Iowa (June 3) – Farley Speedway roared back to life on Friday night following a week off due to wet weather.

The Out Pace Racing Products IMCA Late Model feature went caution free all 25 laps with Jeremiah Hurst scoring an impressive win. Hurst took command early from his outside front row start. Hurst encountered lapped traffic late in the race which allowed Nick Marolf to close the gap but Marolf ran out of time and settled for a strong second place finish. Jeff Tharp took third.

The race of the night was the GSI Collision Specialists IMCA Modified 20-lap main event. The feature saw several drivers hold the point position, the first of whom was Patrick Flannagan.

Flannagan was pressured by Jerry Luloff lap after lap before Ken Kostenbader joined the lead pack. With the three-car lead pack battling, Cordes found the high side to his liking and raced from 10th to take the lead as the field took the white flag.

Cordes crossed under the checkers ahead of Luloff and Flannagan.

Tyler Soppe scored his 10th win of the season with an impressive run in the GSI Collision Specialists IMCA Northern SportMod division. Soppe took the green from the ninth position, shot to the front early and went on to score the win ahead of Austin Heacock and Troy Bauer.

Phil Holtz scored his second win of the season at Farley in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car class. Holtz outran Tom Schmitt and Jerry Miles en route to the 15-lap feature win.

Nathan Ballard made his first trip to Farley on Friday and raced in two classes, the SportMods and the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Ballard took to the track quickly and dominated the 12-lap Hobby Stock feature. Ballard started seventh and quickly raced to the front. Ballard scored the win ahead of Dustin Chapman and Luke Bird.