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August 17, 2017 Driver/Fan Appreciation Night a success at West Liberty Raceway
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West Liberty

Saturday night’s races were run on a near perfect evening with a large crowd in attendance for Driver/Fan appreciation night at the West Liberty Raceway. When the final checkered flag of the night waved it was Nick Marolf celebrating his second consecutive Out Pace Racing Products Late Model win at the West Liberty Raceway.

Marolf took advantage of a lap 18 caution, in taking the top spot away from race long leader Dave Wada. The 29 of Wada had built a comfortable lead but the caution brought the 33 of Marolf to his rear bumper, after taking over the lead Marolf shot to the high side and sailed on to the win. Justin Kay was able to work to the front from a tenth position start and take second ahead of Rob Moss.

The Performance Concepts IMCA Modified feature was halted for a first lap incident in turn one that saw six cars receive damage and the car of Shaun Slaughter ended up on his side. Fortunately all drivers escaped unharmed.

The 20-lap feature saw Larry Herring get out front and appear on his way to the win before a caution on lap fifteen brought the field to his rear bumper for the restart. Chris Zogg found a fast line up high on the restart and shot into the lead and went on to record the win. Derrick Stewart took second with Herring taking third.

Tim Plummer scored his second Weikert Iron & Metal Sportmod feature win of the week in taking the checkers first in the 15-lap feature. Dalton Simonsen took second on Saturday night ahead of Colton Livezy.

Johnny Spaw out dueled David Brandies in winning the Kile Motorsports IMCA Stock Car feature. Spaw and Brandies battled for the top spot for much of the race before Spaw was able to score a five car length win.

The US 6 Bodyworks Sport Compact feature saw a very spirited battle between Jason KlerkDeRus and Steve Struck. Neither driver gave an inch and the lead was swapped several times. At the checkers it was KlerkDeRus taking the win while Ryan Havel made a late race charge to take second ahead of Struck.

Saturday, August 19th the “Lil Racer Car Club” will host Kids Back To School Night at the West Liberty Raceway. Kids will receive back to school supplies, in addition drawings will be held for stocked back packs and a huge $1,000 nickel scramble will take place. A full program of racing will be held with hot laps at 6:30 pm.

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