By Jerry Mackey
FARLEY, Iowa (Aug. 18) – With the biggest race of the year, the Yankee Dirt Track Classic, less than two weeks away, three-time event winner Tyler Bruening used Friday night at Farley Speedway as a tune-up.
The Out-Pace Racing Products IMCA Late Models took the green with Nick Marolf in the lead. Marolf held the lead until near the midway point of the caution-free 25-lapper when Bruening was able to take the lead after advancing from a sixth position start.
Bruening held off the late challenges of point leader Justin Kay and took the checkers by a car length.
Kay shot to the front of the GSI Collision Specialist IMCA Modified feature from his fourth row start, taking the lead on lap eight en route to the 20-lap feature win. He scored the win over a fast closing Mark Schulte.
Troy Bauer took advantage of his front row start in the GSI Collision Specialists IMCA Northern SportMod feature and went on to lead all 15 laps in recording the win ahead of national point leader Tyler Soppe.
Greg Gill made the tow from Muscatine pay off in recording the Bakey Seamless Gutters IMCA Stock Car feature win. Gill crossed the finish line well ahead of second place finisher Brian Meier.