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August 31, 2019 - Mother Nature Rains Out Feature at Peoria
Bob Gardner was one of 27 American Ethanol Late Model Tour entries on hand at Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Illinois) on Friday night for the $5,000 top prize. Recording a 3rd place finish in his heat race, Bob earned the 10th-starting position for the opening night feature. Falling short of a Top-10 finish in the 40-lap affair, Gardner slipped back to a 17th place outing. (Dirtman Photography)

The following night at Peoria Speedway (Peoria, Illinois), Gardner followed the up third fastest lap overall in time trials with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Slated to start the feature in 2nd, Mother Nature made an appearance and postponed the event to Sept. 21st.

For more information on these events, please visit www.AELMT.com and www.PeoriaSpeedway.com.

August 24, 2019 - 5th Place Finish in FALS Cup at Fairbury Speedway
Saturday night saw Bob Gardner in action at Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Illinois) competing in a field of 33 cars for another round of the FALS Cup. Starting the night off with a heat race victory, Gardner earned the 2nd-starting position for the A-Main. With $2,500 on the line, Bob fell three spots in the 30-lapper scoring a 5th place finish behind Tim Manville, Kevin Weaver, Ryan Unzicker, and McKay Wenger.

For more information on this event, please visit www.FairburySpeedway.com.

August 17, 2019 - Bobby Richey Jr Scores Top 5 Finish in Crate at Fairbury
Thursday night saw Bobby Richey Jr. hop behind the wheel of the Oberlander Electric No. 4 Crate Late Model entry for the Fair Race at Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Illinois). In a field of 24 cars, Richey Jr. laid down the fourth fastest lap overall before placing 3rd in his heat. Starting the feature in 7th, Bobby gained two spots reeling in a 5th place finish behind Aaron Heck, Dakota Ewing, Jose Parga, and Torin Mettille.

On Friday night at Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Illinois)  with both Bob Gardner and Richey Jr in action, Gardner locked his spot into the show with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Jason Feger while Richey Jr. came in 2nd behind Logan Moody. Rolling off 4th, Bobby dropped three spots logging a 7th place finish. Bob Gardner fell short of a Top-10 finish with a 13th place outing.

After Mother Nature wiped out Saturday night’s plans at Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Illinois) the team stopped at Peoria Speedway (Peoria, Illinois). Bobby Richey Jr. was able to qualify his Crate against a field of Super Late Models but failed to make it out for his heat race and feature. Gardner followed up a 10-lap heat race victory with an 8th place finish in the feature.

For more information on these events, please visit www.FairburySpeedway.com, www.FarmerCityRacing.com, and www.PeoriaSpeedway.com.