By Jerry Mackey
DUBUQUE, Iowa (July 3) – Sunday night’s racing action at Dubuque Speedway was highlighted by the running of the Ideal Ready Mix Tri-Track Challenge featuring the Out-Pace Racing Products IMCA Late Model 50-lap special event.
When the checkered flag waved it was Tyler Droste from Waterloo topping a very exciting race. Droste made the bottom line of the 3/8 mile clay track come in as he was able to get by Dan Shelliam, who was riding the high side.
The track was wide and fast on Sunday night as both the bottom and top were very fast making for plenty of wheel to wheel racing. Droste used both lines to make passes but was really good on the bottom in scoring an impressive win.
Shelliam ran second and the next three positions were not decided until a late race caution set up a five-lap dash to the finish. Jeremiah Hurst crossed the line third ahead of Curt Martin and Joel Callahan.
The Merfeld Brothers IMCA Modified feature win went to the “Good Old Boyes” race team with their young hotshoe Austin Moyer behind the wheel. Moyer scored his second feature win at Dubuque in his rookie season in the very tough Modified class. Jed Freiberger rode the top side to a second place finish ahead of Steve Johnson.
The GSI Collision Specialists IMCA Northern SportMod win went to Tyler Soppe. The 3T of Soppe started the 15 lap main event in the seventh spot and quickly worked to the front in scoring his 14th win of the year in the class. Troy Bauer ran second ahead of Mark Maas.
Tim Schneider scored his second win in a row in the IMCA Stock Car class. Schneider took the checkers ahead of Jerry Miles.