By Jerry Mackey
FARLEY, Iowa (July 7) – A big crowd turned out Friday as Farley Speedway hosted Driver/Fan Appreciation night.
Justin Kay scored his third clean sweep of the season at the Farley Speedway Promotions tracks by winning both the Out-Pace Racing Products IMCA Late Model Feature and the GSI Collision Specialists IMCA Modified main event.
Kay overtook early leader Nick Marolf and set sail to score an impressive 25-lap Late Model feature win. Kay raced with Tyler Bruening for much of the main event before opening a late advantage of approximately 10 car lengths. Bruening took second ahead of Dan Shelliam.
Kay’s win in the Modified feature was certainly not easy as he was challenged throughout the 20-lap feature. Kay passed early leader Mitch Manternach on lap eight and then had to fight off the late-race challenges of Mark Schulte to score the win.
Troy Bauer was the class of the GSI Collision Specialists IMCA Northern SportMod field. Bauer had the field brought to his rear bumper following a late caution. The restart set up a challenge for Bauer as Tyler Soppe lined up right behind the leader’s 9K car, but Bauer was up to the challenge and went on to score an impressive win.
The Bakey Seamless Gutters ICA Stock Cars had the fans on the edge of their seats with a spirited three-wide battle for the lead lap after lap. Greg Gill, Phil Holtz and Johnny Spaw raced around the smooth, very fast oval with none of three able to gain an advantage. The checkers flew with Gill scoring the win over Holtz and Spaw.