Boen fights off Eckrich for I-80 victory
GREENWOOD, Neb. (July 26) — Kelly Boen of Henderson, Colo., denied Denny Eckrich's attempt for a repeat of his July 2 co-sanctioned victory at I-80 Speedway with a $3,000 victory. Eckrich, of Tiffin, Iowa, settled for second in a race sanctioned by two O'Reilly Auto Parts-sponsored tours, the Midwest LateModel Racing Association and National Championship Racing Association.
Al Purkey of Coffeyville, Kan., rallied from 19th to finish third while home-state drivers John Anderson of Omaha and Kyle Berck of Marquette rounded out the top five.
The event was the last of a three-race weekend for MLRA and NCRA. Boen won Friday's opener at Park Jefferson (S.D.) Speedway and Joe Kosiski of Omaha, Neb., won Saturday at Adams County Speedway in Corning, Iowa.
MLRA-NCRA @ I-80: (1) Kelly Boen, 2. Denny Eckrich, 3. Al Purkey, 4. John Anderson, 5. Kyle Berck, 6. Dave Eckrich, 7. Al Humphrey, 8. Bryant Goldsmith, 9. Chris Smyser, 10. Jason O'Brien, 11. Jason Friesen, 12. Mike Wiarda, 13. Joe Kosiski, 14. David Turner, 15. Corey Zeitner, 16. Larry Clawson, 17. Craig Preble, 18. Jason Bodenhamer, 19. Alan Vaughn, 20. Travis Dickes, 21. Scott Koskovich, 22. Mike Collins, 23. Jeremy Kelley, 24. Matt Johnson, 25. Steve Kempt, 26. Jerry Warner.