Bruening, Merfeld, Current score Dubuque wins

By Jerry Mackey

DUBUQUE, Iowa (Aug. 21) – Ninety-eight cars packed Dubuque Speedway Sunday for an action-packed night of IMCA racing.

A solid field of 19 drivers took the green flag in the IMCA Late Model 25-lapper, which saw Tyler Bruening shoot ahead from his front row start. Bruening was pressured by Luke Goedert before being able to pull out to a comfortable lead late in the main event.

Bruening ran the momentum line at the top of the smooth track in scoring the win, which carried a $200 bonus courtesy of Cal Co Spray Coatings and Cedar Cross Service of Dubuque. Goedert fin­ished second ahead of Jeremiah Hurst.

The Merfeld Brothers IMCA Modified feature was an outstanding race with several lead changes throughout the 20-lap event. First-time visitor to Dubuque Speedway Troy Jerovetz from Green Bay, Wis., advanced from a sixth row start to take the lead following a lap 15 restart.

Jerovetz went on to record the win over Ken Kostenbader and Mark Schulte.

The GSI Collision Specialists IMCA Northern SportMod main event was another outstanding race with Tyler Soppe pressuring race leader Tim Current to the finish line. Current held his line in scoring the hard-fought win over Soppe and Troy Bauer.