Aikey Stays Hot With NASCAR Win At Farley Speedway
Farley, Iowa: The NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series returned to action on Friday night July 25th at the Farley Speedway.
The hottest driver in Eastern Iowa continues to be Jeff Aikey in the Iowa Illinois Taylor Insulation NASCAR Late Model division. Aikey has his sights set on placing high in two different NASCAR Regions, and as Aikey continues to add to his win total his goal can be achieved. Aikey started in tenth position on Friday night and quickly got to the front using the high side of the multi-grooved track. Aikey took the lead on lap number three and went on to record the win. A late race caution was thrown for Jon Rogers after he rode the wall in turn number one and came off the wall rolling the car a couple of times. Rogers was unhurt in the incident. As the checkers flew it Aikey recording the win over Steve Boley, Denny Eckrich, Todd Davis and Ace Ihm.
Another driver who is enjoying another stellar season is Ron Barker in the Quarter Master Modified division. Barker took the lead on lap number five of the flag to flag caution free feature event. Barker scored the win over Mike Burbridge, Scott Nesteby and Larry Herring.
Gary Crawford fought his way to the front and took the win in the 15 lap Pro Stock feature taking the checkers just ahead of point leader Ty Kleiner. Bobby Moyer took third ahead of Levi Benn who enjoyed his first ever top five finish a the Farley Speedway.
Jacob Seegmiller scored his second feature win of the season in the B-Modified division. Friday nights win was extra sweet for Seegmiller as he took the win with Mark Massey on his tail. Leon Wilson took third at the checkers ahead of Rory Becker.
B.J Schmitt put his #44 out front early in the NASCAR Hobby Stock feature and went on to record the feature win. Ed McIntyre ran second ahead of Jerry Merkes and Jason Rauen.
Another first time winner visited victory lane on Friday night in the Farley Flyer division. Jena Barthelemes led the 10 lap race flag to flag. Jena is the daughter of long time racer Bill Barthelemes who was all smiles in victory lane. Jena drover her Chevrolet Baretta to the win ahead of John Flury and Becky Roth.
NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series racing will continue on Friday night August 1st at the Farley Speedway with hot laps at 7 p.m.
Farley Speedway Race Results 7/25/03
1. 30 Mark Massey-Worthington
2. 7j Jacob Seegmiller-Dubuque
3. 9 Leon Wilson-Hopkinton
1. 38 Crawford
2. 20 Kleiner
3. 25 Moyer
4. 14 Levi Benn-Dyersville
5. 2K Kennedy
6. 69 John Maher-West Branch
7. 22X Bob Bollon-Freeport, IL
8. 22 Valentine
9. 97 Reinert
Quarter Master Modifieds
Iowa Illinois Taylor Insulation NASCAR Late Models
1. 77 Aikey
2. 26 Boley
3. 50 Eckrich
4. 3t Todd Davis-Iowa City
5. 11 Ace Ihm-Kieler, WI
6. 27S Shelliam
7. 95 Ed Sanger-Postville
8. 21R Mike Recker-Arlington
9. 57 Ryan Naab-Dubuque
10. 24 Rusty Patterson-Mason City
11. 61r Jon Rogers-German Valley, IL
12. 9 Bobby Hansen-Center Point
13. 79 Mish
14.79X Matt Mish-Bloomington, WI
15. 25 Nate Hartzell-Cedar Falls
16. 2X Shane Metz-Dike
17. 9S Dick Steadman-Hiawatha
18. 12t Jeff Tharp-Dubuque
19. 3 McGowan
20. 45 Curt Martin-Independence
By: Jerry Mackey