Hamilton County Speedway,
Webster City, IA
Sanction: IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series (Thursday Night Thunder) - $3,000
Information provided by: Bill Martin and other reports (last updated July 24, 3:33 pm)
Kay collects $3,000 Hamilton Co. triumph
Thursday Night Thunder
- Justin Kay
- Curt Martin
- Andy Nezworski
- Ryan Griffith
- Richie Gustin
- John Emerson
- Jeff Aikey
- Jeremy Grady
- Tyler Droste
- Jason Hahne
- Scott Fitzpatrick
- Joe Zrostlik
- Ryan Dolan
- Jason Rauen
- Al Johnson
- Darrel DeFrance
- Bill Crimmins
- Charlie McKenna
- Curt Schroeder
- Todd Malmstrom
Justin Kay with the Hamilton County Fair queen and court.
What won the race: Polesitter Justin Kay of Wheatland, Iowa, led all 35 laps Thursday at Hamilton County Speedway for a $3,000 Deery Brothers Summer Series victory over fellow front-row starter Curt Martin of Independence, Iowa. Kay built a straightaway lead by the sixth lap and had as many as three lapped cars between his machine and Martin's in racing to his 14th career tour victory, tying him for eighth on the all-time list with Mike Smith.
Key notes: Kay, the tour's only repeat winner in 2015, has a series-high five victories; his previous came July 8 at Independence. ... Hamilton County hosted the second of two midweek series events; Tyler Droste of Waterloo, Iowa, was the winner of Wednesday's stop at Quad City Speedway.
On the move: Jeremy Grady of Story City, Iowa, advanced from the 11th starting position to finish eighth.
Winner's sponsors: Kay's MasterSbilt Race Car from Gheer'd Up Race Cars is sponsored by Doug Nigh's RPM's, Dow, Heinee Jo's, Hoker Trucking, Ideal Ready Mix, J.R.'s Place, Kay Automotive Distributing Corp., Kay Farms & Elevator, Kay & Sons Trucking, Mycogen Seeds, Peterson Insurance, Wehrs Machine and Wheatland Auto Body.
Points chase: Kay extended his points lead over Andy Nezworski of Buffalo, Iowa, with four races remaining.
Car count: 20
Heat race winners: Justin Kay, Jason Hahne, Jeff Aikey
Next series race: August 11, Cedar County Raceway (Tipton, IA) $3,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.