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New point leader for Hawkeye Dirt Tour show at Algona Raceway

New point leader Jeremy Mills heads the list of IMCA Modified sluggers headed to Algona Raceway for the Tuesday, July 3 JR Motorsports Hawkeye Dirt Tour event.

From Garner, Mills took over the top spot in the standings with a third place finish in the tour fea­ture at Buena Vista Raceway. He’s now nine points ahead of previous leader Richie Gustin of Gilman, who was part of a four-car tangle and was unable to finish the Alta show.

Darin Duffy of Hazleton, Jay Noteboom of Hinton and defending champion Mark Elliott of Webster City complete the top five in the point race.

Tuesday’s main event pays $1,000 to win, a minimum of $150 to start and is a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Belleville Motor­sports North Central Region and Allstar Performance State points, as well as special series points, will be given and filming for the Fuel The Thunder 2 documentary series continues.

Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow.

Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under. Pit passes are $25.

Also on the card at Algona are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars running for $750 to win and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, both running for $500 to win. A draw/redraw format will be in place for all three divi­sions and all applicable points will be awarded.

Local hornets and cruisers will also run. The track website is www.algonaraceway.com.

One hundred different drivers have competed at one or more of the first six series events. Feature win­ners thus far include Jeff Waterman of Quincy, Ill., Mike Hansen of Alton, Mills, Milo Veloz Jr. of Colona, Ill., Elliott and Noteboom.

The eighth of 13 races on the 2012 Hawkeye Dirt Tour schedule is Tuesday, July 17 at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa.

*JR Motorsports Hawkeye Dirt Tour top 20 point standings –* 1. Jeremy Mills, Garner, 216; 2. Richie Gustin, Gilman, 207; 3. Darin Duffy, Hazleton, 195; 4. Jay Noteboom, Hinton, 194; 5. Mark Elliott, Webster City, 193; 6. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, 188; 7. Mark Schulte, Delhi, 184; 8. Rich Smith, Davenport, 173; 9. Jeff Waterman, Quincy, Ill., 170; 10. Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, 144; 11. Mike Van Genderen, Newton, 121; 12. Ray Cox Jr., Maquoketa, 113; 13. Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown, 112; 14. Kelly Meyer, Big Rock, 111; 15. Jason Schoenberger, Russell, Kan., 104; 16. Jeff Ignaszewski, Wells, Minn., 75; 17. Brad Dierks, Clarence, 71; 18. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, 66; 19. J.J. Wise, Manly, 63; 20. Mitchell Morris, Eldridge, 62.

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