Droste, Moyer top Dubuque County Fair races

By Jerry Mackey

DUBUQUE, Iowa (July 27) – Night two of the 63rd annual Dubuque County Fair included a night of spectacular stock car racing for the Julien Dubuque Classic. Five classes of cars were on the track being headlined by the Out-Pace Racing Products IMCA Late Models.

The 35-lap main event saw Tyler Droste continue his recent dominance of the 3/8-mile Dubuque Speedway. Droste led every lap but the race win was in doubt right to the checkered flag. Tyler Bruening caught Droste as the front runners worked through lapped traffic.

Bruening was able to draw even with Droste on several occasions but Droste prevailed for a car length win. Justin Kay took third ahead of Charlie McKenna.

The Merfeld Brothers Automotive IMCA Modified feature was another hotly contested battle as rookie Austin Moyer took a hard-fought win over Kay. Kay was able to get by Moyer several times but Moyer was not rattled and held for an impressive win. Kay crossed under the checkers a very close second ahead of Jeremiah Hurst.

The GSI Collision Specialists IMCA Northern SportMod feature came down to a last-lap push to the checkers. Leader Troy Bauer tried to hold off a hard-charging Tim Current, but Current had the momentum line up high in turn four and used the extra bite to score the win by less than a car length.

Tim Schneider took the win in the 15-lap IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature. Schneider beat Jerry Miles to the finish line.