Hurst tops Fan Appreciation Night feature at Farley

By Jerry Mackey

FARLEY, Iowa (July 8) – Near perfect weather conditions greeted a huge crowd on Driver and Fan Appreciation night Friday at the Farley Speedway.

The Out-Pace Racing Products IMCA Late Model feature saw Jeremiah Hurst advance from his 6th position start to take over the top spot from Jeff Tharp on lap 10 and sail on to record his third win of the season at Farley. Tyler Droste was closing on Hurst late in the race but ran out of laps and settled for second. Joel Callahan started ninth and advanced to take third at the finish line.

Jerry Luloff broke a two-year winless streak at the Farley Speedway by capturing the 20-lap GSI Collision Specialists IMCA Modified feature. Luloff took the lead on lap eight and went to hold off a late-race charge by Mark Schulte.

Tyler Soppe has been a man on a mission lately as he recorded his 15th win of 2016 by scoring the GSI Collision Specialists IMCA Northern SportMod win. Soppe charged to the front in the 15-lap main and scored a comfortable win over Nick Coats.

Tom Schmitt captured the 15-lap win in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. Schmitt raced the high line in taking the win ahead of Norman Chesmore.

Nick Widemeier held off a late-charge by Quinton Miller in scoring the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main event win.

Farley Speedway will hold an Ideal Ready Mix Tri-Track Challenge on Friday, July 15 with a 50-lap main event featuring the Out-Pace Racing Products IMCA Late Models paying the winner $2,000. Hot laps get underway at 7 p.m. with racing to follow.