Brockert breaks dry spell at CJ Speedway 

Dan Brockert ended an absence of three years from victory lane at CJ Speedway with his Friday night IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win. (Photo by Carroll Hoover Racing Photos)

By Jerry Mackey 

COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa (June 7, 2024) – Kemper Trucking & Excavation sponsored Friday night racing action at CJ Speedway located on the Louisa County Fairgrounds in Columbus Junction, Iowa. The race car count continues to grow in 2024 and the racing was very good on Friday night. 

Dan Brockert broke a three-year dry spell by capturing the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature. The Class Too Tough To Tame ran its feature as the headliner of the night and the main saw a stout field of 14 drivers take the initial green flag.

Brockert took off from his pole position start but was never able to break away for a comfortable lead. Kirk Kinsley applied pressure early before Corey Strothman was able to take over the second spot and close on Brockert.

John Oliver Jr. and Chad Krogmeier advanced toward the front from eighth and sixth position starts, respectively, and joined the lead pack as well. At the checkers it was Brockert with a one car length win over Strothman and Krogmeier. 

The Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds saw Brandon Banks score a popular win, his second win of the season at CJ. Troy Philpott led for several laps before a broken brake line sidelined the no. 11 car. The younger of the Banks in the field took over the top spot and went on to record the win.

At the checkers, Dakota Simmons took second over a fast-closing Jarrett Brown. 

John Oliver Jr. has established himself as the man to beat in the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods. On Friday, Oliver shot to the front from his fourth row start, taking over the top spot by moving around Todd Hansen.

Oliver went on to record a comfortable win ahead of the previous week’s winner Tyler Heckart. Hansen turned in a fine run in taking third on Friday night. 

And in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, the winner was not determined until the final corner of the checkered flag lap.

Shane Richardson was leading with Luke Phillips breathing down his neck. The two exited turn four charging to the checkers side-by-side. At the finish line it was Richardson scoring the win by a few feet. Preston McDonald followed Phillips across the finish line in third. 

Shane Richardson was the winner of an IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature that came down to the final few feet Friday at CJ Speedway. (Photo by Carroll Hoover Racing Photos)

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