By Jerry Mackey
FARLEY, Iowa (Aug. 26) – Casey’s General Stores presented the season championship races Friday at the Farley Speedway with Out-Pace Racing Products IMCA Late Models headlining the night’s racing action.
The feature was red flagged following an incident in turn two that saw the cars of Ben Seemann and Becky Roth tip over. Seemann rode out a double flip while Roth came to rest on the side with all four wheels off the ground. Both drivers were OK.
When the race took the green on the restart, the race went caution-free to the checkered flag. Andy Eckrich took over the top spot from Kip Siems as the race closed in on the 10-lap mark. Eckrich went on to record the win with Ryan Dolan and Jeff Aikey taking second and third.
Eckrich stated in victory lane, “We came up here tonight to try some changes for the Yankee. The Yankee is very special to the Eckrich family and we are coming after the win this week.”
The GSI Collision Specialists IMCA Modified feature event was packed with racing excitement, much of which was provided by Jeff Larson. Larson was shaking down a new car for Ken Kostenbader and the shake down proved to be a great one as Larson scored the 20-lap win.
Larson advanced from the fifth row and fought off several late-race challenges from Mark Schulte. Jed Freiburger ran a strong third.
The GSI Collision Specialists IMCA Northern SportMod feature win and went to Tyler Soppe. Soppe took the checkers ahead of Troy Bauer and Justin Becker.
The 39th annual Yankee Dirt Track Classic presented by Casey’s General Store will get underway on Wednesday, Aug. 31 and run through Saturday, Sept. 3 with the Saturday night show headlined by the 100-lap main event for Deery Brothers Summer Series IMCA Late Models.