Justin Folk’s new ride
makes the grade at Humboldt Speedway

HUMBOLDT — Justin Folk knows racing — inside out and top to bottom. The Folk family prides itself on well-built stock cars, which translates into wins on the track.
So, Friday night, Justin Folk came to the Humboldt Speedway not once but twice with a new car. In a pre-race inspection by the track’s technical inspectors, Folk’s just-finished vehicle was illegal because of a frame rail being too high.
Folk loaded the car up, drove the 10 miles home, unloaded the vehicle, re-worked it, loaded it back up and returned to the track. All of that had to be done in less than an hour and a half.
Folk got it done before the modified heat races then got it done on the local dirt track in the modified feature race Friday night. He didn’t win his heat race, finishing third to brother Jesse Folk Jr.
In the feature race re-draw, Justin Folk plucked out the outside pole starting spot. Folk took the lead at the drop of the green flag and never relinquished it as he drove to the modified victory. Jessy Willard finished second and John Allen crossed in third place. Johnny Bone Jr. took fourth and Ryan Whitworth was fifth.
In the Speedway’s factory stock feature, Derrek Wilson led the race wire-to-wire for the win. Points-leader Scott Stuart ran second followed by Brandon Tindle, Matt Weintz and Dennis Aiello.
Rick Aiello was out in front of the field in the B-Mod feature but it was Jay Lamons Jr. taking the victory. Aiello placed second and Jerry Kustanborter finished third. Scott Cronk and Dalton Kirk rounded out the top five.
This Friday the late model stock cars will be back at Humboldt Speedway.