By Jerry Mackey
COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa (July 10) – A great field of drivers packed the infield at CJ Speedway on a beautiful Friday night for racing on July 10. The racing action was excellent all night on a perfectly prepared race track thanks to Larry Richardson.
Twenty-one drivers took the green in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature and the Stock Cars lived up to their nickname of The Class Too Tough To Tame as fans were treated to three- and four-wide racing throughout the feature. Howard Gordon Jr. led early before Shane Richardson was able to break out of a pack of contenders to take the lead. Richardson held off the constant challenges by David Brandies in the late going to score the win by a slim margin. Brandies took second ahead of Jason Cook.
Cody Staley led the caution-free Mach-1 Sport Compact feature flag to flag. Staley held off one of Eastern Iowa’s strongest 4-cylinder drivers in Jake Benischek for the win. Alex Hayes came under the checkers in third.
Racing will continue on Friday, July 17 with hot laps taking to the track at 7:15 p.m.