By Jerry Mackey
WEST LIBERTY, Iowa (July 16) – Saturday’s action at the West Liberty Raceway included a 40-lap main event for the iWireless IMCA Late Models for the Ideal Ready Mix Tri-Track Challenge.
The night belonged to Muscatine’s Chad Holladay as Holladay charged in to the race lead at the green flag and went on to lead all 40 laps en route to a very impressive win which saw him lap up to the seventh place finisher.
The 40 laps went caution-free as Holladay built a half-lap lead over second place finisher Scott Fitzpatrick.
Holladay stated in victory lane, “ This Gheer’d up car was totally awesome and this is the biggest win of my racing career.”
Justin Kay nipped Joel Callahan at the finish line for third.
The Performance Concepts IMCA Modifieds brought another outstanding field of cars to West Liberty. Kay made a rare appearance in the class and advanced from the 12th position start to take the lead on lap number 10 en route to the feature win.
Kay scored the win ahead of Jonathan Houston and Chris Zogg.
The Weikert Iron & Metal IMCA Northern SportMod feature belonged to Dalton Simonsen. The season point leader advanced from a fifth row start and took the lead on lap 10 on his way to victory. Jarrett Brown crossed under the checkers in second ahead of Troy Phillpott.
David Brandies scored his second feature win in as many weeks at the West Liberty Raceway in the Kile Motorsports IMCA Stock Cars. Brandies got out front early and scored the win ahead of Johnny Spaw and Greg Gill.
The Mach-1 Sport Compact feature was another nail biter for the second week in a row. Cody VanDusen took the 10-lap US 6 Bodyworks Sport Compact win ahead of Jason KlerkDerus.
On Saturday, July 23, the Muscatine County Fair will be in full swing as the Fair Board will present racing action with a full program of IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing. Hot laps will get underway at 6:30 p.m.