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#1137 Calhoun County Speedway, Rockwell City, IA

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  • Edward J. Esser
    Hi All, Saturday I drove back into Iowa for a stop in Rockwell City. Tonight was the annual enduro race on the 1/5-mile black dirt oval at the Calhoun County
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      Hi All,
      Saturday I drove back into Iowa for a stop in Rockwell City. Tonight
      was the annual enduro race on the 1/5-mile black dirt oval at the
      Calhoun County fairgrounds. This track is used for figure eight racing
      several times during the year and has a scoring tower near the X in
      the middle. The track is in a city park and has several nice 10-row
      bleachers with good lights and concrete and Armco walls set back from
      the racing surface. The inside is marked with big tires and the dirt
      was well watered for tonight. The announcing was done from the outside
      flag stand by the flagman but he did have a complete lineup for each
      race. There were just over 100 people in the stands for the two
      classes tonight. The front wheel drive cars (27) and the rear wheel
      drive big cars (28) would each run an enduro of 100 laps or one hour
      and then there were two dashes for cash that followed. The track
      developed a hole on the third turn but most of the trouble came from
      the fast cars running over the banking in the turns. The front wheel
      drive cars ran first and had two early red flags for a marker tire in
      the track and an engine fire. Matt Dobbins started 22nd and ran steady
      to lead most of the race and win the 100 lap race over the other 7
      cars that were still running. The rear wheel drive cars were much
      faster and the track was in good shape but they had two early reds for
      another fire and then a car on its side after running over one of the
      infield tires. There would be three more incidents as one car went
      over the bank off turn one and rolled once and then about lap 60 four
      cars tangled and hit pretty hard so they stopped to check them out. As
      the flagman started to get the white flag another of the good runners
      went over the same spot in turn one and also rolled one time. There
      were only 8 cars running at this time as Jeff Lyons completed 100 laps
      and got the trophy. Any cars that were able to still race paid an
      entry fee and they ran a 10-lap dash with the winner taking all. The
      show was done before 10PM and I headed back east.

      #1137 9/27/08 Calhoun County Speedway - Rockwell City, IA - 1/5 dirt -
      Stocks

      Ed
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