FARLEY, Iowa – With one practice session left for fine-tuning, promoter R.J. Simon had a promise for IMCA drivers looking forward to opening night next Wednesday at 300 Raceway.
“It’s going to be one of the fastest tracks you’ve seen at Farley,” he predicted, with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Late Models, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods all on the June 3 card.
The evening’s program will be held in honor of the late Randy Mackey, a long-time track employee at Farley. Gates open at 5 p.m. and racing follows 6:30 p.m. hot laps.
“We have a test and tune tonight (Friday). We’ve already gotten a lot of good feedback from drivers and we’re really stoked about this season,” Simon continued. “We’ve looked forward to being able to open the grandstands and have made a lot of changes to the track (from regrading to making entries and exits more driver-friendly). It’s going to be racy from top to bottom.”
All four IMCA divisions also run Wednesdays June 10 and 24 and Aug. 12 and 26. The Sept. 3-5 Yankee Dirt Track Classic features the Modifieds, Stocks and SportMods while Modifieds and SportMods run July 13.
300 Raceway is part of IMCA’s Side Biter Chassis North Central Region for Modifieds and EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region for Stock Cars.
“I raced a Late Model one season and respect everyone who races. I understand the struggles,” commented Simon. “What I like best about sanctioning is the rules and the help we get from IMCA in enforcing them. The rules are right there in black and white.”
Tonight’s test and tune runs from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
300 Raceway gets its name from geography – it’s located off U.S. Highway 20 at Exit 300 – and the Simon family’s background in tractor pulling.
The traditional standard for a full pull was 300 feet. One of the biggest tractor pull events in the state will be held at the raceway in mid-August.