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Daily Dirt 10/16/2021 07:28:57

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September 1
300 Raceway,
Farley, IA
Sanction: IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series (Yankee Dirt Track Classic) - $10,000
Information provided by: Jeremiah Davis of The Gazette, track and contributor reports (last updated September 5, 11:51 pm)
Chris Simpson collects $10,000 Yankee victory
Yankee Dirt Track Classic
  1. Chris Simpson
  2. Joel Callahan
  3. Justin Kay
  4. Tyler Bruening
  5. Chad Holladay
  6. Jesse Sobbing
  7. Denny Eckrich
  8. Cayden Carter
  9. Dan Shelliam
  10. Ryan Dolan
  11. Mike Fryer
  12. Jake Neal
  13. Ben Seemann
  14. Chris Horn
  15. Darrel DeFrance
  16. Luke Goedert
  17. Jon Merfeld
  18. Matt Ryan
  19. Jeremiah Hurst
  20. Jeff Aikey
  21. Andy Eckrich
  22. Andy Nezworski
  23. Jason Rauen
  24. Curt Martin
  25. Justin Mitchell
  26. Kyle Hinrichs
  27. Nick Marolf
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Chris Simpson was $10,000 richer in victory lane at Farley.
What won the race: Driving track co-owner Jason Rauen's car, Chris Simpson of Oxford, Iowa, regained the lead from 15th-starting Ryan Dolan on the 73rd lap and led the rest of the 100-lap Yankee Dirt Track Classic at Farley Speedway. Simpson's $10,000 victory is the richest of the season on the Deery Brothers Summer Series.
Key notes: Simpson, whose best previous Yankee Dirt Track Classic finish was second in 2013, recorded his seventh overall win of the season. ... Ryan Dolan led laps 49-72 after taking the point from Simpson; he dropped out of fourth in the final laps and ended up 10th. ... Polesitter Joel Callahan (a track co-owner along with Rauen) led most of the first 27 laps before falling behind Simpson; he slipped back to fourth and came back to take second from Justin Kay on the final lap. ... Fourteen drivers finished on the lead lap. ... The late-season event was started in 1978 by Al Frieden at Hawkeye Downs. ... Jeff Aikey, a three-time Yankee Late Model winner, won the modified portion of the event for the first time.
On the move: Justin Kay of Wheatland, Iowa, started 12th and finished third.
Winner's sponsors: Simpson's Jason Rauen-owned No. 98s is sponsored by Rauen Precision Machining, Burco Farms & Tractor Sales, Tegeler Wrecker & Crane, Motion Industries, Arnie Ranta Motorsports and X-treme Graphics.
Points chase: Heading to Farley, Jesse Sobbing (327 points) of Malvern, Iowa, leads Jake Neal (314), Matt Ryan (303), Chad Holladay (297) and Darrel DeFrance (292).
Car count: 54
Fast qualifier: Jason Rauen
Time: 16.203 seconds
Polesitter: Joel Callahan
Heat race winners: Joel Callahan, Jon Merfeld, Chris Horn, Jeff Aikey, Luke Goedert, Chris Simpson
Consolation race winners: Tyler Bruening, Jason Rauen, Richie Gustin
Provisional starters: Mike Fryer
Next series race: September 7, Boone Speedway (Boone, IA) $2,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
From track reports

FARLEY, Iowa — Results from the $10,000-to-win Yankee Dirt Track Classic at Farley Speedway, the richest race on the Deery Brothers Summer Series schedule (results unofficial):

Saturday's main event

Driving track co-owner Jason Rauen's car, Chris Simpson of Oxford, Iowa, regained the lead from Ryan Dolan on the 73rd lap and led the rest of the 100-lap Yankee Dirt Track Classic at Farley Speedway. Simpson's $10,000 victory is the richest of the season on the Deery Brothers Summer Series.

Joel Callahan of Dubuque, Iowa, another track co-owner along with Rauen, led most of the first quarter of the race and regained the second spot from Justin Kay on the final lap. Kay, of Wheatland, Iowa, improved nine positions to finish third while Tyler Bruening of Decroah, Iowa, and Chad Holladay of Muscatine, Iowa, rounded out the top five.

Dolan, of Lisbon, Iowa, dropped out of the top five in the waning laps and ended up 10th.

With the victory, Simpson became the tour's 100th winner in its 477th race.

Friday's heat race results

First heat: Joel Callahan, Jake Neal, Jason Rauen, Ben Seemann, Mike Fryer, Kyle Hinrichs, Ryan Griffith, Gary Webb, LeRoy Brenner.

Second heat: Jon Merfeld, Denny Eckrich, Andy Eckrich, Doug Nigh, Jason Hahne, Dave Wada II, Ryan Hill, Eric Pollard, Terry Neal.

Third heat: Chris Horn, Cayden Carter, Andy Nezworski, Dan Shelliam, Curt Martin, Marty Scheckel, Jay Johnson, Richie Gustin, Travis Denning.

Fourth heat: Jeff Aikey, Darrel DeFrance, Justin Mitchell, Tim Simpson, Greg Kastli, Jeff Tharp, Curt Schroeder, Shaune Lewis, Wayne Hora.

Fifth heat: Luke Goedert, Jeremiah Hurst, Ryan Doland, Matt Ryan, Nick Marold, John Emerson, Ron Klein, Johnny Walker, Darren Mish.

Sixth heat: Chris Simpson, Justin Kay, Jesse Sobbing, Tyler Bruening, Chad Holladay, Jon Poll, Rob Moss, Paul Conrad, Bryce Carey.

Saturday's consolation results

B-main: Kyle Hinrichs, Dave Wada II, John Emerson, Ryan Griffith, Jason Hahne, Bryce Carey, Curt Schroeder, Gary Webb, Ryan Hill, Marty Scheckel, Charlie McKenna, Doug Nigh, Rob Moss, Johnny Walker, Tim Simpson, Shaune Lewis, Nick Marolf, Eric Pollard, Mike Fryer, Jon Poll, LeRoy Brenner.

FIrst C-main: Jason Rauen, Ryan Dolan, Andy Nezworski, Ben Seemann, Dan Shelliam, Matt Ryan, Kyle Hinrichs, Richie Gustin, Curt Martin, Charlie McKenna, John Emerson, Nick Marolf, Mike Fryer, Ryan Griffith, Gary Webb, Johnny Walker, Marty Scheckel, LeRoy Brenner.

Second C-main: Tyler Bruening, Andy Eckrich, Jesse Sobbing, Chad Holladay, Justin Mitchell, Doug Nigh, Tim Simpson, Rob Moss, Dave Wada II, Greg Kastli, Jason Hahne, Eric Pollard, Jon Poll, Curt Schroeder, Paul Conrad, Shaune Lewis, Ryan Hill, Bryce Carey, Jeff Tharp.

D-main (Friday): Richie Gustin, Terry Neal, Eric Pollard, Darren Mish, Ryan Griffith, Jeff Tharp, John Emerson, Curt Schroeder, Jon Poll, Gary Webb, Ryan Hill, Bryce Carey, Paul Conrad, Marty Scheckel, Johnny Walker, Dave Wada II, Rob Moss, LeRoy Brenner, Wayne Hora, Shaune Lewis, Travis Denning, Jay Johnson, Ron Klein, Kyle Hinrichs.

Time trials

Pos. Driver (car no.), hometown, time
1. Jason Rauen (98), Farley, Iowa, 16.203
2. Jake Neal (14J), Omaha, Neb., 16.405
3. Kyle Hinrichs (15), Swisher, Iowa, 16.440
4. Joel Callahan (40), Dubuque, Iowa, 16.452
5. Justin Kay (15K), Wheatland, Iowa, 16.524
6. Richie Gustin (24), Gilman, Iowa, 16.537
7. Tyler Bruening (16), Decorah, Iowa, 16.593
8. Andy Eckrich (56), Oxford, Iowa, 16.618
9. Dave Wada II (29W), Wilton, Iowa, 16.622
10. Justin Mitchell (28X), Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 16.645
11. Tim Simpson (17S), West Branch, Iowa, 16.649
12. Chris Horn (01), Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 16.657
13. Jeff Aikey (77), Waterloo, Iowa, 16.662
14. Ron Klein (11X), Dubuque, Iowa, 16.696
15. Cayden Carter (10C), Oskaloosa, Iowa, 16.709
16. Ben Seemann (60), Waterloo, Iowa, 16.720
17. Chad Holladay (32C), Muscatine, Iowa, 16.727
18. Nick Marolf (33), Moscow, Iowa, 16.762
19. Mike Fryer (44W), Freeport, Ill., 16.771
20. Jeremiah Hurst (58), Dubuque, Iowa, 16.795
21. Denny Eckrich (50), Tiffin, Iowa, 16.800
22. Luke Goedert (44), Guttenberg, Iowa, 16.806
23. Andy Nezworski (7), Buffalo, Iowa, 16.813
24. Jon Merfeld (81), Dubuque, Iowa, 16.838
25. Dan Shelliam (16S), Hazel Green, Wis., 16.843
26. Doug Nigh (6D), Maquoketa, Iowa, 16.846
27. Terry Neal (28C), Ely, Iowa, 16.848
28. John Emerson (87), Waterloo, Iowa, 16.860
29. Chris Simpson (98S), Oxford, Iowa, 16.889
30. Ryan Griffith (15X), Webster City, Iowa, 16.904
31. Darrel DeFrance (99D), Marshalltown, Iowa, 16.914
32. Travis Denning (56D), Sterling, Ill., 16.916
33. Matt Ryan (07), Davenport, Iowa, 16.959
34. Jay Johnson (93), West Burlington, Iowa, 17.021
35. Greg Kastli (73), Waterloo, Iowa, 17.035
36. Ryan Dolan (1D), Lisbon, Iowa, 17.053
37. Jesse Sobbing (99), Malvern, Iowa, 17.054
38. Jason Hahne (76), Webster City, Iowa, 17.058
39. Eric Pollard (P7), Peosta, Iowa, 17.164
40. Jeff Tharp (10T), Sherrill, Iowa, 17.197
41. Curt Martin (45), Independence, Iowa, 17.256
42. Rob Moss (1M), Iowa City, Iowa, 17.420
43. Gary Webb (W56), Blue Grass, Iowa, 17.489
44. Shaune Lewis (5), Kewanee, Ill., 17.537
45. Curt Schroeder (15C), Newton, Iowa, 17.554
46. Darren Mish (79), Hazel Green, Wis., 17.559
47. Paul Conrad (23), Colo, Iowa, 17.770
48. LeRoy Brenner (53), Aledo, Ill., 17.838
49. Jon Poll (48Z), Bellevue, Iowa, 17.981
50. Johnny Walker (51JR), Mechanicsville, Iowa, 17.988
51. Ryan Hill (17), Dubuque, Iowa, 18.064
52. Marty Scheckel (8M), Long Grove, Iowa, 18.067
53. Bryce Carey (85C), Nashua, Iowa, 18.232
54. Wayne Hora (33R), Anamosa, Iowa, no time

Feature lineup

Row 1: Callahan, Merfeld
Row 2: Horn, Aikey
Row 3: Goedert, Chris Simpson
Row 4: Neal, Denny Eckrich
Row 5: Carter, DeFrance
Row 6: Hurst, Kay
Row 7: Rauen, Bruening
Row 8: Dolan, A. Eckrich
Row 9: Nezworski, Sobbing
Row 10: Seeman, Holladay
Row 11: Shelliam, Mitchell
Row 12: Ryan, Martin
Row 13: Hinrichs, Marolf
Row 14: Fryer

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