Brian Harris heads to a $3,000 victory at West Liberty Raceway.
What won the race: Former series champion Brian Harris of Davenport, Iowa, took the lead from polesitter Rob Moss on the fourth lap, then nipped Justin Kay at the checkers to end Kay's Deery Brothers Summer Series dominance at West Liberty Raceway. Kay, who had won three straight series and four of the last five at the half-mile oval, finished second with Andy Nezworski third.
Key notes: Harris overcame an ailing engine and survived a turn-four bobble on the last lap to hang on by a half-length. ... Harris has 11 career series victories; his previous came July 14, 2013, in Dubuque, Iowa. ... Harris drove a former Mike Murphy car for team owner Lynn Richard. ... Three cautions slowed the action: Joe Zrostlik's flat tire on lap 11; Richie Gustin on lap 14; and Jeremy Grady's lap-15 spin. ... Cayden Carter finished 11th in his first series start. ... West Liberty's weekly points leader Kevin Kile finished 19th. ... Richie Gustin won the sport mod feature.
On the move: Justin Kay started seventh and finished second.
Winner's sponsors: Harris drives a Mach 1 Chassis sponsored by Steffes, Roehlk Construction, Trump Trucks, Indian Hills Community College, Floyd's Waste Disposal Services, 21H Express, Ideal Ready Mix, KILJ, Braswell, PCS, Sam's Body Shop & Auto Sales and Storm Steel.
Points chase: Kay and Nezworski left West Liberty tied with 420 points apiece; Jeff Aikey is third at 378.
Car count: 32
Polesitter: Rob Moss
Heat race winners: Jeremy Grady, Denny Eckrich, Andy Eckrich, Nate Beuseling
Consolation race winners: Richie Gustin, Kyle Hinrichs
Provisional starters: Tyler Bruening, Joe Zrostlik, John Emerson, Nick Marolf
Next series race: July 8, Independence Motor Speedway (Independence, IA) $3,000