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Fayette County Speedway July 20 show is

next for JR Motorsports Hawkeye Dirt Tour


WEST UNION, Iowa (July 14) – The first of two upcoming treks to Northeast Iowa tracks takes the JR Motor­sports Hawkeye Dirt Tour to Fayette County Speedway for a Tuesday, July 20 show.


IMCA Modifieds run for $1,000 to win in the fifth of 10 events in the inaugural series. The West Union date was originally scheduled for June 15 but was postponed because of persistent inclement weather.


All times remain the same as for the original date: Pit gates at the fairgrounds open at 4 p.m. and the grand­stand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:45 p.m. with racing to follow.


The winner will be added to the ballot for the 2011 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. All applicable IMCA points will be awarded.


Grandstand admission is $12 for adults and free for kids 11 and under. Pit passes are $25. The event is spon­sored by NAPA of West Union.


More information is available by calling 563 379-1979 and at the www.fayettespeedway.com or www.dirttour.com websites.


Point leader Josh Foster owns a pair of tour wins thus far, at Independence Motor Speedway and most re­cently at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson. Richie Gustin Jr. topped the feature at Mason City’s I-35 Speedway and Jeff Waterman paced the Cresco Speedway main event.


The series is at Upper Iowa Speedway in Decorah on Thursday, July 29 for another $1,000 to win event.


JR Motorsports Hawkeye Dirt Tour top 20 point standings – 1. Josh Foster, Montrose, 150; 2. Rich Smith, Davenport, 143; 3. Richie Gustin Jr., Gilman, and Mike Jergens, Plover, both 133; 5. Jay Noteboom, Hinton, 107; 6. Mark Schulte, Delhi, 103; 7. Ron Pope, Mason City, 99; 8. Max Corporon, Marion, 92; 9. Greg Cox, Altoona, 89; 10. Vern Jackson, Waterloo, 87; 11. Jeff Waterman, Quincy, Ill., Mark Elliott, Webster City, Randy Havlik, Madrid, and Jason Snyder, Dunkerton, each 86; 15. Nate Caruth, Ames, Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, and Dennis Betzer, Central City, each 81; 18. Jeff Morris, Long Grove 73; 19. Andy Krieger, Burlington, 72; 20. Ed Thomas, Waterloo, 70.



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July 16, 2010 | By: Jeff Werderman


[West Union, IA] - - The next stop for the JR Motorsports Hawkeye Dirt Tour is a trip to the Fayette County Speedway on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. Several of the best IMCA Modified drivers are expected to compete in West Union, IA.


Josh Foster (Montrose, IA) is currently leading the ten-race HDT point standings. Foster has grabbed two HDT wins so far in 2010. Foster is the defending Lee County Speedway, and he is currently leading the points there in 2010.


Rich Smith (Davenport, IA), the current points leader at the 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA), finds himself only seven points behind Foster. Smith has scored two top five's and four top ten's in four HDT races.


HDT regular Richie Gustin (Gilman, IA) is coming off a career win - the IMCA Harris Clash, and Gustin looks to close the gab on Foster in West Union, IA. He is third in HDT points and fourth in the IMCA National Point Standings.


Mike Jergens (Plover, IA) currently leads the IMCA North Central Rookie Point Standings and is second in the nation for Rookie of the Year title heading into this weekend. Jergens is tied with Gustin in HDT points for third.


Mark Elliott (Webster City, IA), as of press time, is currently tied for the IMCA Dakota Tour title. Despite missing the second HDT race of the year, Elliott has battle his way into eleventh place amung HDT drivers.


All are expected in West Union as well as Mark Schulte, Ron Pope, Max Corporon, Greg Cox, Vern Jackson, Jeff Waterman, Jason Snyder and several other of the best IMCA Modified drivers in the Hawkeye State.


The pit gates open and IMCA Modified pre-tech begins at 4:00 PM on the July 20th. The grandstands open at 5:00 PM. The HDT Drivers meeting begins at 6:30 PM. Hot laps is at 6:45 PM with the Specialty Technologies Heat Races to follow. Pit passes are $25, and grandstand admission is just $12.


Also on the card are the Hobby Stock and Stock Car divisions. Local track rules apply (www.fayettespeedway.com).


To learn more about the JR Motorsports Hawkeye Dirt Tour, log on to the tour's web site at www.dirttour.com.


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