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Final “Five Dollar Friday” for 2007 Now in the History Books
BY: Chuck Stowe [firstname.lastname@example.org]
ODESSA, MO (Sept 21, 2007) – The first season of points racing on the new Dirt Track at I-70 is now in the history books. The IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, Sport Compacts and Farm Trucks concluded their regular season. “We knew we were doing something different for this area when we sanctioned with IMCA but we wanted to try to make local dirt track racing more affordable for the drivers and car owners”, commented I-70 owner, Brad McDonald”. “I want to thank all of our drivers, they are a great bunch of guys and gals and they stuck with us during our first year of operating the dirt track”, “ we like the structure and rules IMCA provides for us and we will be sanctioned with IMCA again for the 2008 season”, concluded McDonald.
Drivers on Friday night should be commended for their dedication to get the Friday show in, just as the third heat of modifieds hit the track, Mother Nature gave us a light shower. Drivers hit the track for the 15 minute delay, kept the track from washing out and in short time racing was resumed. A big thank you goes out to those drivers from Brad and the staff at I-70.
In IMCA Stock Car action, Brad Whitney in x9 led the field to the checkered flag for the IMCA Stock Car Feature win. Behind Whitney was the 86 of Gary Foxworthy, #65xx Blake Peeler, the 714 of Jason Anderson, #417 Kevin Anderson, the 11t of Bennie Turner, #65x Thomas Roberts, the 94j of Josh Steele, # 41 Daniel Mathews, the 97 of Travis Taylor and the #50 Curtis Morrison. Congratulations to Brad Whitney, our 2007 IMCA Stock Car Track Champion.
#66 Chris Wright won his second IMCA SportMod Feature in as many weeks. On Wright’s bumper for second place was the 57 of Royce Stanley Jr. followed by #20x Jon Boller Jr., the 24 of David Truskett, # 57h Joe Holaday, the 00b of Jim Buhlman, #69 Matt Marrant, the 56 of Kim Keith, and #24m Jimmy Morris. The #4 of Mickey Fleehart was unable to make the call for the feature. Congratulations to Matt Marrant, our 2007 IMCA SportMod Track Champion.
After making some quick repairs, Terry Van Trump drove the wheels off his #58 modified to win the 25 lap IMCA Modified Feature event. Chasing Van Trump for second was the 68 of Dean Willie, followed by the #8m James McMillian, the 17 of Rod Corden, # 43 Craig Wood, the 8b of Andy Benedict, #f86 Jim Nolker, the 37 of Jeremiah Asher, # 26ss Steven Glenn, the 12cx of Travis Johnson,, #19 P.J.Conger, the 20t of Mike Tanner, #8 Jeremy Simons, the 16 of Brad Smith, #44g randy Grimmett, the f16 of Blane Nolker, #12 Jeremiah Saling, the 171 of Donnie Danner, #77w Cory Wray, the 92 of Yancy Shepard, and the #73 Truman Asher. Congratulations to Steven Glenn, our 2007 IMCA Modified Track Champion.
In the Sport Compact division, Dan Rhiley in the #2, took the Feature win, following Rhiley was the #62 Wade Sherman, the 62j of Jessica Clemons, #6 David Walker, the C4 of Connie Sue Moss, # 71 Justin Marrant, the 51 of Clifford Feltinberger, #7w Gary Walton, the 7 of David Edwards, and # g1 John Keller. Congratulations to Jessica Clemons, our 2007 Sport Compact Track Champion.
In the “Yee-Haw”, Caribbean Cowboys Barbeque Sauce, Farm Truck division, Tom Corum in the new #13x, took the Feature win. On Corum’s tail gate was the 10 of Melford Simpson, followed by #7 Cody Stephens, the 51 of Seth Dade, #16 Walter Clickity, the 77 of Nicloe Simpson, #119 Paul Schwartz, the 911 of Richard Scott, # 05 Benton Johns, the 11 of Jim Nelson Sr., and the #2 of Bryan Schwartz. The #13 of Tim Johns, #19 of Adam Schwartz and #9 of Tyler Wachs was unable to make the call for the feature event.
Racing action will return to the I-70 Speedway Dirt Track on Saturday Nights during the month of October. The “October Series” will feature the I-70 Sprint Cars each Saturday night with several different support classes each week. For information call the I-70 speedway office at: (816) 230-0080 of log on at: www.i70speedway.net