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By the Numbers: IRA at Clay County Fair Speedway
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9/15/2017

9/15/2017

IRA Interstate Racing Association


By the Numbers: IRA at Clay County Fair Speedway

The Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple Header takes to the track on Friday, September 15 at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, as part of the famed Clay County Fair. Three divisions of sprint cars will be in action, led by the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA), along with the Upper Midwest Sprint Series and the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series (non-wing). Each of the three classes of sprint cars will contest a full race program. The IRA is in the stretch run of their season, with a number of positions in the point standings still up for grabs. This edition of By the Numbers sets the stage for the Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple Header on Friday, September 15.

By the Numbers: Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple Header
0.375- Miles around Clay County Fair Speedway
2- Nights of racing in the state of Iowa this season for the IRA
2- Drivers who have earned their first-career IRA win this season: Matt Vandervere and Paul Nienhiser
4- States that the IRA competes in this season
5- Point paying events remaining this season for the IRA, including Clay County Fair Speedway
7- Consecutive IRA championships for Bill Balog between 2008 and 2014
10- Drivers who have won at least one IRA event this season
11- Wins for Bill Balog this season to lead the IRA
13.074- Track record at Clay County Fair Speedway, established by Jason Meyers in 2011
18- Wins by Balog in 2012 to set an IRA record
20- Tracks on the IRA schedule this season
21- Top-10 finishes for Balog, which leads the series through September 9
24- Feature events completed by the IRA thus far in 2017
30- Laps tentatively scheduled for the main event on Friday, September 15
99- Career wins with the IRA for Bill Balog entering this week
112- Drivers who have competed in at least one IRA event this season
1917- Year of the first Clay County Fair in Spencer, Iowa
1967- Year the first IRA champion was crowned
2007- Year that sprint car racing returned as part of the Clay County Fair
3,530- Points earned by Balog through September 9 to lead the IRA

Tickets for the Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple Header on Friday, September 15 at Clay County Fair Speedway can purchased online at http://www.midwestix.com/organizations/clay-county-fair and at the Clay County Fair ticket office, as well as at the track on race day. For ticket information, visit www.ClayCountyFair.com.


Article Credit: Tony Veneziano

Submitted By: Kim Tennyson

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