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Newton’s Strayer wins big race and $1,200 prize at Quad City Speedway

Published: Friday, May 30, 2014 10:53 a.m. CDT

EAST MOLINE, Ill. — Jake Strayer made the two-hour haul from Newton worth his while last Sunday night at the Quad City Speedway. 

In his first-ever trip to the Quad City Speedway, Strayer won the $1,200 top prize in the 21st Annual Gary Reinhart Memorial. The race is sponsored by Leffler Construction, Gade Race Engines, The Truck Doctor, Fikes Truck Line of the Quad Cities, A. Fry Construction, C&W Trucking, and Chuck Hanna.

A solid field of Topper Services IMCA modifieds battled through three heat races and two consolation races to determine the 22-car starting field. Strayer started 10th and navigated his way through traffic like he raced at QCS every Sunday night. He held off a late challenge from 2013 IMCA Modified Track Champion Greg Durbin, who started 18th.

Jim Sandusky, who came of out retirement for this race, finished third followed by Leland Bushong and Jason Buss. Heat race winners were Ray Cox Jr., Strayer, and Matt Werner. Consolation winners were Justin Veloz and Chris Lawrence.

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