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Daily Dirt 08/14/2022 10:57:13

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June 23
Cresco Speedway,
Cresco, IA
Sanction: Hoker Trucking Series (Mighty Howard County Fair Race) - $3,000
Information provided by: Staff reports (last updated June 24, 3:28 pm)
Kay repels Bruening, pockets $3,000 at Cresco
Mighty Howard County Fair Race
  1. Justin Kay
  2. Tyler Bruening
  3. Andy Eckrich
  4. Todd Cooney
  5. Matt Ryan
  6. Charlie McKenna
  7. Jason Hahne
  8. Luke Goedert
  9. Jeff Aikey
  10. Logan Duffy
  11. Gary Webb
  12. Darrel DeFrance
  13. Curt Schroeder
  14. Ron Boyse
  15. Jeff Tharp
  16. Jeff Larson
  17. Kirby Schultz
  18. Gabe Umbarger
  19. Kyle Krampe
  20. Spencer Diercks
  21. Luke Pestka
  22. Curtis Glover
  23. Derrick Stewart
  24. Curt Martin
  25. Bryan Moreland
  26. Dave Eckrich
  27. Justin O'Brien
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Justin Kay emerges from his winning car at Cresco Speedway.
What won the race: Justin Kay of Wheatland, Iowa, held off a last-lap charge from Tyler Bruening of Decorah, Iowa, to score his second Hoker Trucking Series victory of the season at Cresco Speedway. After starting fifth, Kay took the lead from Andy Eckrich of Oxford, Iowa, on lap 13, leading the remaining 18 circuits to earn a $3,000 payday in the Mighty Howard County Fair Race.
Quotable: "Actually the lapped traffic's what got me into the lead. We had that yellow and Andy (Eckrich) had no idea I was on the inside of the lapped car and he rolled by the outside. Lapped traffic was helping and hurting," Kay said. "The track turned out really great. I wasn't sure what to expect with the new dirt they put on and not racing here very much, but the track, you could move around a little bit. And awesome crowd they had here. That's most people I've seen at a race like this in a while. It's awesome to have that."
Key notes: Kay earned his fifth career Hoker Trucking Series victory, tying Tad Popisil of Norfolk, Neb., atop the series all-time win list. ... Fast qualifier Tyler Bruening finished 0.280 seconds behind Kay after starting in 15th. ... The Decorah, Iowa, driver suffered a flat tire while leading the first heat race. ... Polesitter Curt Martin of Independence, Iowa, brought out the caution on lap 13 while running third; he finished 24th.
On the move: Tyler Bruening of Decorah, Iowa, started 15th and finished second.
Winner's sponsors: Kay’s home-built car is sponsored Mycogen Seeds, Dow, Hoker Trucking, Wyffels Corn Hybrids, Malvern Bank, Pit Crew BBQ, Wehrs Machine, Petersen Insurance, Wheatland Ag Center, Kay Farms & Elevator, Wheatland Auto Body, JR’s Place, Heinee Jo’s, Doug Nigh’s RPMs, Kay Automotive and Ricky R. Kay & Son’s Trucking.
Points chase: After Cresco: 1. Justin Kay (978); 2. Charlie McKenna (938); 3. Luke Goedert (936); T4. Jeff Larson (914); T4. Todd Cooney (914).
Current weather: Clear, 84°F
Car count: 27
Fast qualifier: Tyler Bruening
Time: 17.547 seconds
Polesitter: Curt Martin
Heat race winners: Justin Kay, Dave Eckrich, Andy Eckrich, Luke Pestka
Next series race: June 24, Fayette County Speedway (West Union, IA) $3,000
Editor's note: Updates winner’s car.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Martin, D. Eckrich
Row 2: A. Eckrich, Cooney
Row 3: Kay, Goedert
Row 4: Ryan, Webb
Row 5: Aikey, McKenna
Row 6: Hahne, Pestka
Row 7: DeFrance, Larson
Row 8: Bruening, Tharp
Row 9: Diercks, Boyse
Row 10: Schroeder, Duffy
Row 11: Glover, Schultz
Row 12: Stewart, Umbarger
Row 13: Krampe, Moreland
Row 14: O'Brien

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