Hurst Wins First of Open "Shootout" Trio at
FARLEY, Ia. - Sept. 3. Jeremiah "Hot Rod' Hurst passed leader Chad Simpson undrneath for the lead in turn two
on the 25th lap, then lead the remaining 15 circuits in notching night one of three "Open Late Model
Shootouts" here at the Farley Speedway Friday night.
The 12-year veteran from Dubuque notched his first win of the 2010 racing campaign and is a past champion of
the prestigious "Yankee Dirt Track Classic", which this race was a tune up for to be held here in two weeks.
Simpson was the only other leader of the 40-lap event, leading the first 24 laps, but exited the race late with
driveshaft issues. Hurst held off Jake Meier, who came from 13th place to finish second over Denny Eckrich
Simpson, while Curt Martin came from a mid-pack restart from the rear with a flat tire to run fifth.
Open Late Model 40 lap feature -1. Jeremiah Hurst 2. Jake Meier 3. Denny Eckrich 4. Chris Simpson 5. Curt
Martin 6. Joel Callahan 7. Ace Ihm 8. Becky Roth 9. Mike Fryar 10. Chad Patch
Heat winners: Denny Eckrich, Ihm, Rauen; Dash winner: Chad Simpson