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posted April 27, 2002 08:38 PM UIN: 16262997
Guss Jr. Scores Farley Speedway NASCAR Win

The Farley Speedway hosted night number two of the 2002 NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge on Friday, April 26th. Another excellent crowd braved the chilly conditions to take in an action packed night of racing.

Ray Guss Jr. of Milan, IL. has established himself in the early going of 2002 as a force to be reckoned with in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series. Guss Jr. will be in competition at least two of the Simmons Promotions tracks and will be contending for the NASCAR Midwest Region Championship. Guss Jr. was in top form on Friday night and worked to the front from his fourth row start, Guss was battling with Jeff Aikey for the lead as the 10 lap mark approached. Guss secured the lead and held off numerous challenges by Denny Eckrich to score the Iowa Illinois Taylor Insulation Late Model feature victory. Guss took the checkers in the 25 lap feature by two car lengths over Denny Eckrich with Dave Eckrich crossing the stripe in third.

Ron Barker scored his second consecutive feature win in the Quarter Master Modified division. Barker started deep in the field and worked his way to the front using both the top and bottom of the wide fast track. Barker caught race leader Jed Hurst on the tenth lap of the 20 lap feature, the two battled for the next five laps before Barker was able to move into the lead for good. Barker went on to an impressive win over Hurst, Mark Schulte turned in an excellent run in taking third ahead of Steve Kohli.

The Pro Stock feature belonged to Andy Eckrich, the youngest of the three racing Eckrich brothers led the 15 lap Pro Stock feature from flag to flag. A first lap melee sidelined strong contenders John Maher and Kevin Schroeder. The race then went green to checkers with Eckrich dominating, Ty Kleiner took second after a fierce battle for the runner up position, Dan Shelliam nipped Jeff Kennedy for third. Kennedy was later DQd for failing to make weight.

23 Hobby Stocks took the green in the feature on Friday night. The race was slowed twice for minor cautions, the final restart set up a two lap dash to the finish. T.J. Leslein used the restart to his advantage and shot past race leader Jason Rauen to move into the lead and moved away to score an exciting win. Rauen followed Leslein across the finish line in second ahead of Ed McIntyre.

Jason Roth scored his second consecutive feature win in the Farley Flyer division. Roth came from the back and overtook leader Mark Jaeger on his way to the win.

Racing will continue at the Farley Speedway on Friday, May 3rd with hot laps at 7 p.m. and racing to follow.

Farley Flyers Feature

1. 31 Jason Roth-Hazel Green, Wisconsin

2. 99.3 Mark Jaeger-Dyersville

3. 7K Travis Kaiser

4. 69 Becky Roth-Cuba City, WI

5. 38X Tom Schemmel

6. 14 Levi Benn-Dyersville

7. 1k Tin Koppes-Cascade

8. 75 Chad Naderman-Farley

9. 79 Cliff Schanbeck-Delaware

NASCAR Hobby Stocks

Heat 1

1. 13 Larry Benn-Dyersville

2. K.C. Ansel-Dubuque

3. 72 Doug Yates-Monticello

Heat 2

1. 7 Chad Hallahan-Dubuque

2. 8K Jerry Merkes-Farley

3. 22 Cory Bauer-Monticello

Heat 3

1. 98 Jason Rauen-Farley

2. 44 B.J. Schmidt-Dubuque

3. 97 Steve Dunkel-Worthington


1. 38 Leslein

2. 98 Rauen

3. 28 McIntyre

4. 7 Hallahan

5. 97 Dunkel

6. 44 Schmidt

7. 44 Kory Haverly-Anamosa

8. 8K Merkes

9. 22 Cory Bauer-Monticello

10. 72 Doug Yates-Monticello

11. 81 Ansel

12. 73 L Jason Laue-Freeport, Il

13. 89 Kelly Welter-Dubuque

14. 18 D.J. Young-Anamosa

15. 12 Matt Dunkel-Martelle

16. 26 Tom Darrow-Monticello

17. 94 Jason Lange-Mt. Vernon

18. B4Jr. Brian Dirks-Anamosa

19. 23 Dennis Etten-Wyoming

20. 33 Jim Turpin-Shullsburg, WI

21. 13 Benn

NASCAR Pro Stocks

Heat 1

1. 56 Andy Eckrich-Cosgrove

2. 1 John Walker-Cedar Rapids

3. 12 Jeff Tharp-Dubuque

Heat 2

1. 69 John Maher-West Branch

2. 35 Jim Brokus-Dubuque

3. 2K Jeff Kennedy-Dubuque


1. 56 Eckrich

2. 20 Ty Kleiner-Potosi, WI

3. 16 Dan Shelliam-Hazel Green, WI

4. 22 Jeff Valentine-Dubuque

5. 97 Jeff Reinert-Dyersville

6. 35 Brokus

7. 12 Tharp

8. 1 Walker

9. 23 Jim Amos-Peosta

10. 71 Kevin Schroeder-Low Moor

11. 69 Maher

12. DQd 2K Kennedy

Quarter Master Modifieds

Heat 1

1. 37 B Ron Barker-Dubuque

2. 1D Mel Saffran-Dubuque

3. S19 Rich Smith-Davenport

Heat 2

1. 10 Jed Hurst-Hazel Green-WI

2. 74 Scott Nesteby-Asbury

3. 3 Jason Schueller-Dubuque


1. 37 B Barker

2. 10 Hurst

3. 27 Mark Schulte-Delhi

4. 45 Steve Kohli-Iowa City

5. 39 Bob Bollon-Freeport, IL

6. S19 Smith

7. 3 Schuller

8. 74 Nesteby

9. 24 Randy Less-Hopkinton

10. 17 Bill Flannagan-Cedar Rapids

11. 24 M Jan Messer

12. 1D Saffran

13. 63 Scott Olson-Preston

Iowa Illinois Taylor Insulation NASCAR Late Models

Heat 1

77 Jeff Aikey-Cedar Falls
33g Dan Galant-Clinton
11 Steve Ihm-Kieler, WI

Heat 2

58 Dave Eckrich-Coralville
39 Rob Toland-Hillsdale, IL
12 Ray Guss Jr.-Milan, IL


12 Guss Jr.
50 Denny Eckrich-Tiffin
58 Dave Eckrich
3 Josh McGowan-Vinton
21 Luke Merfeld-Dubuque
77 Aikey
26 Steve Boley-West Liberty
3T Todd Davis-Iowa City
79 Darren Mish-Cassville, WI
33G Galant
11 Steve Ihm-Kieler, WI
98.1 Bobby Hansen-Center Point
95 Ed Sanger-Postville
27 Ed McGuire-Monroe-WI
44 Duane Coulson-East Dubuque
39 Toland
12N Terry Neal-Ely
78 Rick Wendling-Hazelton
69 Todd Hormel-West Liberty

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