Brauns goes back to back at West Liberty

By Jerry Mackey

WEST LIBERTY, Iowa (July 9) – Jonathan Brauns won his first-ever iWireless IMCA Late Model Feature at West Liberty Raceway one week ago. Now Brauns has two wins in as many weeks as he bested the 25-lap feature Saturday night.

Brauns led the caution-free race flag to flag in scoring an impressive win over Andy Eckrich and Chad Holladay.

Dakota Hayden took advantage of a late-race caution in the Performance Concepts IMCA Modi­fied feature and shot past race leader Matt Bodman and went on to score the win. Kurt Kile was able to get to the finish line just ahead of Bodman.

Tim Plummer scored a very impressive win in the Weikert Iron & Metal IMCA Northern SportMod division. Plummer used all of the smooth racing surface in crossing the finish line ahead of Dalton Si­monsen and Troy Phillpott.

David Brandies broke out of the pack early and went on to score the win in the 15-lap Kile Motor­sports IMCA Stock Cars. Brandies took the win ahead of Kurt Kile and Brandon Jay.

Brad Chandler chased down race leader Jason KlerkDereus and set up a dash to the finish line in the US 6 Bodyworks IMCA Sport Compact main. The two rubbed a little bit and Chandler took the win by a couple of feet at the checkers.

This Saturday, July 16, West Liberty Raceway will host the Ideal Ready Mix Tri-Track Challenge featuring the iWireless IMCA Late Models with a 40-lap $2,000 to win main event. A full program of racing will be held. Hot laps get underway at 6:30 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m.