Long opens Summerfest with IMCA Modified win 

By Brian Neal

DONNELLSON, Iowa (Aug. 3) – Michael Long took the lead on the eighth circuit and held off Cay­den Carter in the late going to win the IMCA Modified feature Thursday at Lee County Speedway.

The Summerfest opening night checkers paid $1,000 and put Long on the ballot for the 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational

Abe Huls worked his way up from eighth starting to the $1,000 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car checkers, besting Johnny Spaw and Damon Murty.

Also working his way up from a mid-pack starting spot was Austen Becerra, who pocketed $1,000 for the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod victory. Carter VanDenBerg and Tony Dunker rounded out the top three.

Josh Barnes topped the $300 to win Mach-1 Sport Compact main.