By Jerry Mackey
COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa (Aug. 7) – Friday night the CJ Speedway fans were treated to another outstanding night of racing under near perfect weather conditions. Fans have come accustomed to seeing the very best in IMCA Sunoco Stock Car racing and Friday night was another excellent race.
Twenty of Eastern Iowa’s very best IMCA Stock Car drivers took the green for their 20-lap feature with veteran Tom Cannon leading the way in the early going. A lot of position shuffling was going on behind Cannon as the CJ Speedway hot shoes were making their way to the front.
Scott Jordan took the lead as the race neared halfway but had his hands full with a pack of drivers hounding him, among them Shane Richardson, Dustin Griffiths, Adam Bell and Jason See
Jordan held the pack at bay in scoring his first-ever CJ Speedway IMCA Stock feature win. Richardson and Griffiths raced under the checkered flag in second and third, respectively.
The Mach-1 Sport Compact division saw Cody Staley stretch his winning streak to six in the 4-cylinder class. Staley started fourth but shot to the front in leading every one of the 12 laps in the main event. William Michel ran strong second ahead of Shane Barnes.
Friday, Aug. 14 will be bike night for the kids with several kids going home with new bicycles.