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Daily Dirt 05/25/2024 06:36:56

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September 4
300 Raceway,
Farley, IA
Sanction: Malvern Bank Series (Yankee Dirt Track Classic opener) - $3,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated September 5, 6:26 am)
Justin Zeitner grabs Yankee Dirt Classic opener
Yankee Dirt Track Classic opener
  1. Justin Zeitner
  2. Jason Rauen
  3. Joel Callahan
  4. Charlie McKenna
  5. Ben Schaller
  6. Andrew Kosiski
  7. Spencer Diercks
  8. Jeff Tharp
  9. Matt Ryan
  10. Jason Hahne
  11. Zach Zeitner
  12. Cory Dumpert
  13. Kyle Krampe
  14. Darrel DeFrance
  15. Tad Pospisil
  16. Jill George
  17. Andy Eckrich
  18. Josh Leonard
  19. Dave Eckrich
  20. Chris Simpson
  21. Bill Leighton Jr.
  22. Kyle Berck
  23. Luke Pestka
  24. Justin Kay
  25. Richie Gustin
  26. Jason O'Brien
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What won the race: Outside front-row starter Justin Zeitner of Malvern, Iowa, held off Jason Rauen in Friday night’s Yankee Dirt Classic opener at 300 Raceway to pocket $3,000. Finishing 1.132 seconds ahead of Rauen, Zeitner recorded his fifth career Malvern Bank Series victory.
Key notes: Friday's program was the first leg of a weekend doubleheader for the Hoker Trucking Series and Malvern Bank Series sister tours at 300 Raceway as part of the 43rd annual Yankee Dirt Track Classic. Saturday's finale pays $10,000 to the winner. … Series points leader Tad Pospisil of Norfolk, Neb., started fourth but ran into trouble and ended up 15th. He entered the weekend with four wins in 11 races on the Malvern Bank tour this season and three wins in nine races on the Hoker Trucking Series. … One of Pospisil’s victories was a co-sanctioned event. … Saturday’s race will be the richest of the season on either series. … Justin Kay of Wheatland, Iowa, won last year’s Yankee Dirt Track Classic.
On the move: Charlie McKenna of Ames, Iowa., started 17th and finished fourth.
Winner's sponsors: Zeitner’s GRT Race Car is sponsored by CIT, Sardeson Racing, Zeitner and Sons Refrigerated Transport and Wise Racing Enterprises.
Points chase: Entering the doubleheader weekend, Tad Pospisil of Norfolk, Neb., led Justin Kay in the Hoker Truck Series standings.
Current weather: Clear, 57°F
Car count: 50
Fast qualifier: Tad Pospisil
Time: 15.738 seconds
Polesitter: Jeff Tharp
Heat race winners: Spencer Diercks, Richie Gustin, Justin Zeitner, Jason Rauen, Luke Pestka
Consolation race winners: Charlie McKenna, Ben Schaller, Bill Leighton Jr.
Next series race: September 5, 300 Raceway (Farley, IA) $10,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Tharp, J. Zeitner
Row 2: A. Eckrich, Pospisil
Row 3: D. Eckrich, Rauen
Row 4: Callahan, A. Kosiski
Row 5: Ryan, Diercks
Row 6: Petska, Berck
Row 7: Simpson, Kay
Row 8: Dumpert, Gustin
Row 9: McKenna, Schaller
Row 10: Leighton Jr., Leonard
Row 11: O'Brien, Hahne
Row 12: Z. Zeitner, Krampe
Row 13: DeFrance, George
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