By Rob Hinckley
MAQUOKETA, Iowa (July 14) – The crowd probably could feel Tim Current’s sigh of relief as he exited turn four.
Current crossed by the checkered flag first and won the 15-lap Ueland Auto IMCA Stock Car feature Saturday evening at Maquoketa Speedway.
“This was a long time coming,” Current said and then laughed. “I had to use a GPS to find victory lane.”
Current had come close several times in three different racing classes, including leading two features in the same night earlier in the season. Both came to an end early with mechanical issues.
This night he would not be denied.
“Winning here is great. The track was really racy. I was able to run low and glad (car owner) Scott Fjelstul lets me drive this thing,” he said.
Terry Neal charged to the Andover Meat IMCA Late Model victory, his first of the season. Bryce Garnhart swept the QCJeeps.com IMCA Modified show, winning his heat and the 20-lap feature.
Jerry Miles is another driver who flirted with victory earlier in the season. This was his night as he passed Gage Neal and cruised to the B&D Pit Stop IMCA Northern SportMod 15-lap main win.
Twenty-five SportMods were on hand.
With Independence Motor Speedway rained out, Leah Wroten made the trip again to Maquoketa and pulled off her third victory at the track. She raced from ninth starting.