Cook brothers take home the hardware
WEST BURLINGTON — Brothers Ryan Cook of Hillsboro (modifieds) and Jason Cook of Mt. Pleasant (stock cars) highlighted the action at 34 Raceway during W.T. Gabeline and Sons Trucking night on Saturday, July 20, as each won a feature race — the first time ever that brothers have done so at 34 Raceway.
Danville’s Justin Newberry held off John Schulz and Donnie Steward in a close finish for his first win this season and Daniel Keltner, Wapello, picked up his first mod lite feature win. Bobby Anders, Quincy, Il., and Austen Becerra, Carthage, Il. made return trips to the winners circle.
Ryan Cook had little trouble getting his first-ever Coors Silver Bullet IMCA Modified feature win, as he took the lead on the second lap and was never seriously challenged in the twenty-lap feature.
The Cook family picked up its second win of the night when Jason Cook took the checkered flag in the Pepsi IMCA Stock Car main event. Corey Strothman took the lead on the first lap and had to work to hold off Jake Wenig for sixteen of the twenty laps. A yellow flag came out on lap sixteen, and on the restart, Cook got by Wenig and set his sights on Strothman. With one lap to go, Cook pulled alongside Strothman on the back stretch and then took the lead to claim his second 34 Raceway feature win this year.
Coming up Saturday, July 27, is Crazy Coyote Bike Nike with racing action including UMP Super Late Models, Coors Silver Bullet IMCA Modifieds, Weikert Iron and Metal IMCA Sport Mods, Pepsi IMCA Stock Cars, I Connect You/Louisa Communications Four Cylinders and Mod Lites. All bikers will be admitted free with the agreement they will take a parade lap around the track at intermission on their bikes. Bikers will need to stop by Crazy Coyote in Burlington to receive a free admission ticket.