Farley Speedway is now a ‘specials only’ race track for 2018
Farley Speedway is a half-mile dirt oval. The Farley, Iowa dirt track will now be run as a specials only track per the statement posted below from track officials. Weekly racing has been suspended at the track.
Previously, the track hosted Late Models, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMod and IMCA Stock Cars on a weekly basis.
The Late Model division paid $800 to the winner with a total field payout of $5,455. The IMCA Modified division paid $450 to the winner with a field payout of $2,950. The IMSA Sportmod weekly winner took a check of $300 with a field payout of $2,145. The IMCS Stock Car winner also received a $300 check for a win with another field payout of $2,145.
In total, the weekly purse was $12,695. That assumes a 20 car field in all 4 classes and doesn’t include tow money for a field larger than 20. It also assumes that all 4 classes ran on each night.
On June 1st, the weekly show featured a show of 16 A Mods, 16 B Mods, 13 Dirt Late Models, 8 Stocks Cars and 8 Semi-Pro Legends.
Super Modified Weekend
Weeks before, Farley Speedway hosted a large $50,000 payout for the dirt modified show. It brought in dirt late model drivers like Scott Bloomquist and Tim McCreadie into the open wheel division. However, following a round of heat races, the show was rained out.
Their big modified race has since been rescheduled for October 12-13. They will be accepting new entries for the event. Those drivers will be setup in a new heat lineup.
“We are allowing for NEW A Modifieds to register for the $50,000 to Win event, $500 entry fee. For every 12 cars enter, we will run a New heat race for those cars, if 24 cars entered we will run two new heats and so on. Each newly entered competitor will compete in two heat races to earn passing points. For every new heat race added we will add two more cars to the 50 lap feature lineup.”
“Registered competitors also have the option to rerun both heat races, a $500 entry fee will be required, you will lose all previously earned passing points and start over in the New heat races. If a car opts out from an established heat race, those cars behind that competitor will move up a position and earn those passing points.”
Next up for Farley Speedway is the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The winged race cars roll into the speedway on June 22.
Just five events will be run at the track for the remained of the 2018 racing season.
Events: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars (June 22); World of Outlaws Late Models (August 6); Yankee Dirt Track Classic (August 30-September 1); Modified Super Weekend (October 12-13); Gobbles 200 Enduro;
Farley Speedway announcement
The announcement was made on Thursday, a day ahead of a weekly show. Read the statement below:
“The officials of the Farley Speedway have made the decision to suspend weekly racing events for the remainder of the 2018 season. The Special events scheduled will be run as previously scheduled.”
“The next racing event at the Farley Speedway will be the “World of Outlaw” Sprint Car Special which will be run on Friday, June 22. The officials of Farley Speedway Promotions appreciate all competitors and fans understanding as the details are worked out to provide the very best in racing for the remainder of the 2018 season.”
“This decision is effective immediately which means weekly racing will not be held on Friday, June 8th. Please log on to the official website for additional announcements regarding upcoming specials that will be run.”