By Jerry Mackey
FARLEY, Iowa (June 2) – Friday night’s racing at Farley Speedway was highlighted by a 40-lap Ideal Ready Mix Tri-Track feature for the Out Pace Racing Products IMCA Late Models. When the checkered flag flew following the 16-minute main event, which ran caution-free, it was Justin Kay capturing the $2,000 payday.
Kay led the 40 lapper flag-to-flag despite very heavy late race pressure by Andy Eckrich and Ryan Dolan. The frontrunners encountered lapped traffic as the race wound down and as the front three raced under the flagstand with three laps to go they were separated by less than a car length.
Kay was able to clear lapped traffic and score the win over Eckrich and Dolan.
Matt Gansen turned around some early season misfortunes and raced to the 20-lap feature win in the GSI Collision Specialists IMCA Modified feature. Gansen took the win over Jeff Aikey. Mark Schulte ran a strong race in taking third.
Tyler Soppe added another GSI Collision Specialists IMCA Northern SportMod feature win to his 2017 racing resume. Soppe had worked his way to the front when a mid-race caution slowed the main event. On the restart Soppe flexed his muscles and went on the checkers ahead of Justin Becker and Austin Heacock.
Phil Holtz took the 15-lap Bakey Seamless Gutters IMCA Stock Car feature win. Holtz drew a pill following the checkered flag ceremony and Cole Mather was the recipient of a $300 check from Simons Trucking. Sanctioned Stock Cars have just been added to the Farley and Dubuque Speedway racing programs and the bonus was added to bolster the car count in the coming weeks.
Farley Speedway will return to weekly racing on Friday, June 9 with a full program of racing with warm ups slated for 7 p.m.