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posted June 15, 2002 10:33 AM UIN: 16262997
Aikey 3-Peats, Barker Collects His Own Bounty At Farley Speedway

The Farley Speedway played host to Dodge night at the races sponsored by Tauke Motors of Dyersville with the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series in action on the smooth fast high banked ½ mile dirt track. The fans were treated to an excellent night of wheel to wheel racing excitement.

Jeff Aikey continued his recent hot streak by winning his third consecutive Iowa Illinois Taylor Insulation NASCAR Late Model feature. Aikey chased down race leader Rob Toland and battled with him for several laps before finally securing the top spot on the 20th lap. The two hot shoes swapped the lead several times before Aikey was able to use a diamond move coming out of turn two take the lead for good. Toland ran second to Aikey with Dave Eckrich taking third at the finish line ahead of Denny Eckrich.

SPI officials have posted a $300 bounty on Quarter Master Modified driver Ron Barker but one of the stipulations is that Barker can claim the bounty on himself by winning the feature races. That is exactly what happened on Friday night; Barker won his seventh feature in nine races in 2002 at the Farley Speedway. Each week the wins are harder to come by and Barker found some very strong competition in Scott Nesteby and Randy Less. Barker caught race leaders Less and Nesteby early in the race but it was not until lap 15 that Barker was able to secure the lead. Barker scored the big payday with Nesteby taking second. Jason Schueller came on strong late in taking third ahead of Less.

Ty Kleiner won his second consecutive NASCAR Pro Stock feature on Friday night and his third in a row at SPI promoted events. A Dubuque win was sandwiched between the two Farley wins for the popular driver from Potosi, WI. A lap 8 restart found Kleiner in fifth but the restart was just what Kleiner needed to aid his march to the front. Kleiner took the lead from Jim Brokus and went on to score the feature win over Jeff Tharp and Brokus.

The NASCAR Hobby Stock feature was decided at the checkers with Jason Rauen scoring the win by a mere three feet over Jerry Merkes. The win was Rauen’s second of the season at Farley. Rauen used the extreme top side of the track to get to the front from his mid-pack start. Merkes took second ahead of Mike Hughes and Steve Dunkel.

Young Jason Roth drove his 1986 Toyota to his fourth Farley Flyer feature win on Friday night. Roth took the lead early and went on to an impressive win over R.J. Simon.

Front row starter John Flury took third in the 10 lap feature.

Friday, June 21st the Farley Speedway will host Mid-Season Championship races with a 35 lap NASCAR Late Model Feature headlining the program. All five classes of cars will be in competition, challenging for the Mid-Season Championship titles. Race time will be slated for 7:30 p.m.

6/14/02 Race Results

Farley Flyers Feature

1. 31 Jason Roth-Hazel Green, WI

2. 38S R.J. Simon-Farley

3. 00 John Flury-Epworth

4. 3 Steve Driscoll Jr.-Asbury

5. 21 Randy Madigan-Dubuque

6. 79 Cliff Schanbeck-Delaware

7. 45 Jeff Jorgensen-Mineral Point, WI

8. 131 Chris Roth-Cuba City, WI

9. 14 Levi Benn-Dyersville

10. 69 Becky Roth-Cuba City, WI

11. 7K Travis Kaiser-Dyersville

12. 99.3 Mark Jaeger-Dyersville

13. 38G Kyle Gansen-Epworth

14. 01 Damien Miller-Dubuque

15. 71 Adam Wills-Hazel Green, WI

16. 21 M Mike Reinert-Dubuque

17. 00X Ryan Simon-Farley

18. 1K Tim Koppes-Cascade

19. 75 Chad Naderman-Farley

NASCAR Hobby Stocks

Heat 1

1. 97 Steve Dunkel-Worthington

2. 44 S B.J. Schmidt-Dubuque

3. 33 Jim Turpin-Shullsburg, WI

Heat 2

1. 23 Dennis Etten-Wyoming

2. 38 . T.J. Leslein-Durango

3. 8K Jerry Merkes-Farley

Heat 3

1. 72 Doug Yates-Monticello

2. 98 Jason Rauen-Farley

3. 59 Mike Hughes-Galena, IL


1. 98 Rauen

2. 8K Jerry Merkes-Farley

3. 59 Hughes

4. 97 Dunkel

5. 7 Chad Hallahan-Dubuque

6. 33 Turpin

7. 44S B.J. Schmidt-Dubuque

8. 38 Leslein

9. 23 Dennis Etten-Wyoming

10. 72 Doug Yates-Monticello

11. 22 Cory Bauer-Monticello

12. 89 Kelly Welter-Dubuque

13. 28 Ed McIntyre-Delhi

14. 18 Danny Young-Anamosa

15. 83 Rob Petsche-Centralia.

16. 73l Jason Laue-Freeport, IL

17. B4JR. Brian Dirks-Anamosa

18. 44 Kory Haverly-Anamosa.

19. 26 Tom Darrow-Monticello

20. 13 Larry Benn-Dyersville

NASCAR Pro Stocks

Heat 1

1. 1 John Walker-Cedar Rapids

2. 16 Dan Shelliam-Hazel Green, WI

3. 25 Bob Moyer-Dubuque

Heat 2

1. 20 Ty Kleiner-Potosi, WI

2. 35 Jim Brokus-Dubuque

3. 97 Jeff Reinert-Dyersville


1. 20 Kleiner

2. 12 Jeff Tharp-Dubuque

3. 35 Brokus

4. 16 Dan Shelliam-Hazel Green, WI

5. 97 Reinert

6. 1 John Walker-Cedar Rapids

7. 2k Jeff Kennedy-Dubuque

8. 25 Moyer

Quarter Master Modifieds

Heat 1

1. 74 Scott Nesteby-Dubuque

2. 37 B Ron Barker-Dubuque

3. 24 Jan Messer-Manchester

Heat 2

1. 11 Mike Burbridge-Delhi

2. 24 Randy Less-Hopkinton

3. 3 Jason Schuller-Dubuque


1. 37B Barker

2. 74 Nesteby

3. 3 Schueller

4. 24 Less

5. S19 Rich Smith-Davenport

6. 96 Larry Herring-Lone Tree

7. 27 Mark Schulte-Delhi

8. 24M Messer

9. 11 Burbridge

10. 39 Bob Bollon-Freeport, IL

11. 17 Bill Flannagan-Cedar Rapids

12. 19 Jim Allen-Dubuque

13. 33 John Burbridge-Delhi

14. 57 Ryan Naab-Dubuque

15. 15X Dave Hammond Jr.-Camanche

Iowa Illinois Taylor Insulation NASCAR Late Models

Heat 1

77 Jeff Aikey-Cedar Falls
39 Rob Toland-Hillsdale, IL
3t Todd Davis-Iowa City

Heat 2

58 Dave Eckrich-Oxford
12 Ray Guss Jr. –Milan, IL
26 Steve Boley-West Liberty


77 Jeff Aikey-Cedar Falls
39 Toland
58 Eckrich
50 Denny Eckrich-Tiffin
3 Josh McGowan-Vinton
3T Davis
98.1 Bobby Hansen-Center Point
44 Duane Coulson-East Dubuque, IL
11 Steve Ihm-Kieler, WI
61R Jon Rogers-Freeport, IL
95 Ed Sanger-Postville
1m Rob Moss-Iowa City
79 Darren Mish-Cassville, WI
5 Wade Halverson-Elgin
12 Guss Jr.
69 Todd Hormel-West Liberty
26 Boley

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