Emerson, Marolf score wins on busy Legends Night at Farley

By Jerry Mackey

FARLEY, Iowa (June 17) – Farley Speedway honored the legends of local dirt track racing as more than 200 former drivers, family and friends gathered in the Palace Ballroom prior to the evening’s racing program.

The first race of the night was the running of the Out-Pace Racing Products IMCA Late Model feature that was rained out a week earlier. The 25-lapper belonged to Johnny Emerson as he motored to an impressive win. Jeremiah Hurst ran second ahead of Tyler Bruening.

In the regularly scheduled race program, the Out Pace Racing Products IMCA Late Models brought the night to a close with a 25-lap main event run caution free in seven minutes. Nick Marolf shot to the front and rode the high side of the slick track to an impressive win. Hurst scored another second place finish ahead of Tyler Droste.

Matt Gansen scored his second feature win of the season at Farley in the very tough GSI Collision Specialists IMCA Modified division. Gansen held off Mark Schulte at the checkers with Jerry Luloff completing the top three.

Mitch Manternach scored his first ever Farley Speedway win with a 15-lap main event win in the GSI Collision Specialists IMCA Northern SportMods. Manternach hit his marks every lap in holding back Tyler Soppe. A last-lap charge by Soppe resulted in Soppe spinning, handing second place to Nathan Ballard.

Phil Holtz made his way to victory lane for the second time this season in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car division. Holtz took the checkers ahead of Tim Helle after the two had battled for the majority of the race.

Quinton Miller padded his point lead in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks with another feature win on Friday night. Nick Wedemeier ran second.