Another eastern Iowa race track is sacrificing its weekly racing series, at least for the remainder of the 2018 season. The change takes effect immediately and the announcement came very last minute.

The actual announcement happened late last night and came via the Farley Speedway Facebook page. It said there would be no races tonight and they would only be running special events for the rest of the 2018 season. That no doubt changed some plans for drivers that were likely preparing to pull their car haulers to the northeast Iowa race track for tonight's races. Instead of the regular Friday night races tonight, the next event will now be held Friday, June 22. Here's the entire post:

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Our resident racing expert, Bobby Hansen, says the decision comes because of low car counts and small crowds at Farley so far this season. He tells me the track, built in the 1960's, was remodeled in 1989. Weekly races have been held ever since. Just last year, the track was changed from a half-mile to 3/8's of a mile and the pit area was moved.

Below is the revised schedule for the Farley Speedway, and the Dubuque track's events for the remainder of the year:

This announcement comes after we broke the news earlier this year that there would be no weekly racing at the West Liberty Raceway.

It's definitely a rough year in racing here in eastern Iowa. Let's hope the next racing update we bring you is some good news.

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