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FARLEY ACTION CUT SHORT

FARLEY SPEEDWAY
Farley Iowa
May 25, 2001

Racing action at the Farley Speedway was cut short on Friday May 25th after an accident during the opening lap of the Hobby Stock feature took out a large section of guard rail and a light pole on the backstretch. The melee began when incidental contact forced the car of Paul Beckman into the backstretch wall. The damage caused Beckmanís throttle to stick wide open as he careened across the track and into the inside guardrail. The racecar then became airborne and sheered off a light pole before landing on another car and coming to a rest. Beckman was alert when transported to a local hospital with a broken arm and cheekbone, but otherwise ok.

The remainder of the racing program was postponed after promoter Keith Simmons consulted with drivers and determined that the racing surface had insufficient lighting to continue. Feature events for the Hobby Stocks, Pro Stocks, Modifieds and Late Models will be completed before the start of the regular racing action this Friday, June 1st. Fun cars did complete their feature, with Kelly Welter taking home his first win after executing an outside pass on Brian Strang on the fourth lap. BJ Schmitt nipped Strang by a fender at the checkers to take home second, with Ray Fawcett and Brad Strang rounding out the top five.

Racing action will continue this Friday, June 1st with the four postponed feature events taking place before the regular racing action. Hot laps are scheduled for 7 pm with racing to follow. For more information contact Simmons Promotions at 563-744-3620 or online at www.simmonspromotionsinc.com . For race day updates and quick results afterwards, call your local McLeod USA InTouch Directory, category 3740 and 3741.

Late Models
Postponed, will be run on Friday June 1st

MODIFIEDS
Postponed, will be run on Friday June 1st

PRO STOCK
Postponed, will be run on Friday June 1st

Hobby Stock
Postponed, will be run Friday June 1st

FUN CARS
1. 89 Kelly Welter Farley
2. 44 BJ Schmitt Dubuque
3. 26 Brian Strang Dubuque
4. 64 Ray Fawcett Benton WI
5. 66 Brad Strang Dubuque
6. 6c Chris Hinrichs Monticello
7. 6 Todd Moore Dubuque
8. b4jr Brian Diercks Anamosa
9. 7 Chad Hallahan Dubuque
10. 33 Nick McElmeel
11. 38 Russ Yonkovic Dubuque



"Get Well Soon Paul Beckman" 
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Last modified: April 20, 2002

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