By Jerry Mackey
WEST LIBERTY, Iowa (June 25) –The iWireless IMCA Late Model 25-lapper capped off the night’s racing action Saturday at West Liberty Raceway and Chad Holladay scored his third win of the season on a very high-speed track.
The high humidity made for a heavy, fast track and the Shepherd Engine-powered Late Model of Holladay found the conditions to his liking as he took command early from race leader Ron Boyse and went on to score an impressive win. Andy Eckrich made a late race run to finish second ahead of Boyse.
The Performance Concepts IMCA Modifieds continue to thrill the West Liberty Raceway fans with great racing and Saturday night’s main event was another nail biter. Jerry Luloff came away the winner breaking a two-year winless drought at West Liberty. The win was a very hard-fought one as Luloff had to fight off eventual second place finisher Chris Zogg and a fast closing Bruce Hanford at the finish line.
Dalton Simonsen scored his fourth Weikert Iron & Metal IMCA Northern SportMod win. Simonsen advanced from the ninth starting position in scoring the win ahead of Aaron Osweiler and Jarrett Brown.
Johnny Spaw took advantage of a late-race tangle of the two leaders and went on to win the Kile Motorsports IMCA Stock Car feature. Spaw crossed under the checkers ahead of Greg Gill and David Brandies.
The US 6 Bodyworks IMCA Sport Compact main event was very much in doubt until the last lap. Cody Van Dusen was able to score the win over a fast closing Jason KlerkDerus.
Racing will continue at the West Liberty Raceway on Saturday, July 2 with a full program of IMCA Weekly Racing Series action plus it will also be the fourth annual Drivers’ Reunion.