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Daily Dirt 09/24/2022 11:08:26

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July 12
Dubuque Speedway,
Dubuque, IA
Sanction: IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series - $3,000
Information provided by: Christian Dundee and series reports (last updated July 14, 3:41 pm)
Kay remains undefeated at Dubuque
  1. Justin Kay
  2. Rob Moss
  3. Jeff Aikey
  4. Andy Eckrich
  5. Scott Fitzpatrick
  6. Ryan Dolan
  7. Jeff Tharp
  8. Joel Callahan
  9. Nate Beuseling
  10. Joe Zrostlik
  11. Doug Yates
  12. Jeremy Grady
  13. Bobby Hansen
  14. Brian Harris
  15. Mike Murphy Jr.
  16. Luke Goedert
  17. Jon Poll
  18. Dan Shelliam
  19. Matt Ryan
  20. Greg Kastli
  21. Charlie McKenna
  22. Jon Merfeld
  23. Ray Guss Jr.
  24. Jason Rauen
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What won the race: Starting 11th, Justin Kay of Wheatland, Iowa, inherited the lead on lap 44 of 50 when pacesetter Mike Murphy Jr. of Colona, Ill., retired from the event. Kay controlled the final six laps as a late charge from Brian Harris fell short with Harris getting into the wall with two laps remaining.
Quotable: “It was a wild night, that’s for sure. Apparently, being the leader wasn’t the place to be,” Kay said. “Murph had the car to beat and would have won if he hadn’t broke. I was right next to Harris when he hit the wall. He was going for it all.”
Key notes: Kay now has eight victories in a row at Dubuque going back to last season (he's 6-for-6 in 2014). ... Murphy and Kay battled before the race leader retired. ... Dan Shelliam of Hazel Green, Wis., led the first 17 laps before Murphy took command. ... Jon Merfeld brought out a caution on the race's initial start. ... Jason Rauen slowed to draw an early yellow. ... Shelliam broke while running amongst the top five on lap 28. ... Rick Wendling of Hazleton, Iowa, won the non-qualifiers' race.
On the move: Kay charged from 11th to record his sixth career series victory.
Winner's sponsors: Kay drives a Barry Wright Race Car with sponsorship from Heinee Jo's, Jr's Place, Kay Farms & Elevator, Kay & Sons Trucking, Petersen Insurance and Wheatland Ag Center.
Points chase: Kay leaves Dubuque atop both the series and track point standings.
Car count: 33
Polesitter: Joel Callahan
Heat race winners: Jeff Tharp, Joel Callahan, Dan Shelliam, Ray Guss Jr.
Consolation race winners: Brian Harris, Andy Eckrich
Provisional starters: Matt Ryan, Jon  Poll, Jon Merfeld
Next series race: August 6, Independence Motor Speedway (Independence, IA) $3,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
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