Callahan scores big win in Tri-Track Challenge

By Jerry Mackey

FARLEY, Iowa (July 15) – Friday night’s action at the Farley Speedway included the Ideal Ready Mix Tri-Track Challenge featuring the Out-Pace Racing Products IMCA Late Models.

The 50-lap feature started off with Joel Callahan and Ryan Dolan swapping the lead four times on the first two laps with exciting slide jobs making for thrilling racing action. Callahan settled into the point for the next several laps but Dolan remained within a car length until the race’s first caution flew on lap 28 of the 50 lap main.

Ray Guss Jr. pulled into contention on the restart and battled Callahan for the remainder of the feature with Guss leading several laps before Callahan was able to take control following a lap 38 restart. Guss ran second ahead of Dolan and Jeremiah Hurst.

The GSI Collision Specialists IMCA Modified feature came with all types of racing action includ­ing a lap eight incident that sent the two race frontrunners, Matt Gansen and Mark Schulte, spin­ning in turn two. Troy Cordes took advantage of the restart and went on to record the 20-lap win over Jerry Luloff and Schulte, who charged from the back to take third.

The GSI Collision Specialists IMCA Northern SportMod feature saw Tyler Soppe advance from the fifth row to earn his 17th win of the season. Soppe scored the 15-lap feature win ahead of Troy Bauer and Austin Heacock.

Phil Holtz scored the feature win in a very competitive IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main event. Holtz shot pass race leader Norman Chesmore on lap nine and went on to record the win. Scooter Dulin ran second ahead of Chesmore.

Quinton Miller padded his IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock point lead with another feature win.