DAVENPORT, Ia. (April 26, 2013) – Friday night was a busy evening of racing at the Davenport Speedway, as the racetrack hosted the Koehler Electric Season Opener. In addition to the five weekly classes being in action, there were two make-up features from April 6th, to be run.
Ray Guss Jr., proved once again that he is the man to beat in the Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model class. Pole sitter, Spencer Diercks, and Andy Nezworski swapped the lead a couple of times before a lap six restart, when Guss shot out into the lead. Once he was in the lead, Guss would have smooth sailing all the way to the checkered flag.
Mike Murphy Jr. put in a sold run, moving from the seventh starting spot to finish second. Justin Kay took third, over Mike Zemo Jr. and Nezworski. Kay, LeRoy Brenner, and Chuck Hanna won the late model heats.
Defending track champion, Doug Crampton, started out 2013 in fine fashion, as he captured the first checkered flag of the year in the EMS IMCA Modified division. Crampton inherited the lead of the 20-lap feature, after early race leader Thad Wilson spun in turn four. Despite a late race challenge from Kelly Meyer, Crampton would hold on for the win.
Meyer would finish in the runner-up spot, with Tony VonDresky third. Brian Webb and Craig Crawford finished fourth and fifth respectively.
It was new year, same song for Jeremy Marquette as he picked off the win in the Koehler Electric Street Stock main. Marquette grabbed the race lead from Perry Gellerstadt before halfway and never looked back. Gellerstadt would hold on for second with Dan Anderson making a strong run to finish third. Kevin Dickey and Rob Henry rounded out the top five.
Jarrett Franzen captured the first-ever Hawkeye Auto IMCA SportMod points race. Franzen had a back and forth battle going with Dan Mohr throughout the race, before taking the checkers and the victory. Mohr would finish second, ahead of Andy Wagener, Jake Morris and Brandon Jewell.
Aaron Hitt continued his winning ways, as he won the Roto-Rooter 4-Stock feature. Mitch Bielenberg came from deep in the field to take second. Jake Ellithorpe, Jake Benischek, and Terry Kolsrud were all in the top five.
The two make-up features from April 6th, were won by Aaron Hitt in the 4-Stocks and Ben Chapman in the SportMod class.
All five weekly classes will be in action again next Friday, May 3rd, with an added attraction, Powder Puff Races. For more information on events at the Davenport Speedway, visit our website, www.davenportspeedway.com .
April 26, 2013
4-Stocks (Make-up feature from April 6th)
Feature: 1. Aaron Hitt; 2. Terry Kolsrud; 3. Jake Ellithorpe; 4. Jon Scott; 5. Eric Stodgell; 6. Tristin Clark; 7. Brandon Setser; 8. Brandon Dahl; 9. Steve Spiker; 10. Gage Neal; 11. Jason Eads; 12.Mitch Bielenberg; 13. Drew Wise;
IMCA Sport Mods (Make-up feature from April 6th)
Feature: 1. Ben Chapman; 2. Jarrett Franzen; 3. Andy Wagener; 4. Andre LaPorte;
IMCA Late Models
Heat 1: 1. Justin Kay; 2. Todd Malmstrom; 3. Ray Guss Jr.; 4. Nate Bueseling; 5. Mike Zemo Jr.;
Heat 2: 1. LeRoy Brenner; 2. Gary Webb; 3. Mike Cothron; 4. Andy Nezworski; 5. Mike Garland;
Heat 3: 1. Chuck Hanna; 2. Mike Murphy Jr.; 3. Spencer Diercks; 4. Joe Ross; 5. Travis Denning;
Feature: 1. Ray Guss Jr.; 2. Mike Murphy Jr. ; 3. Justin Kay; 4. Mike Zemo Jr.; 5. Andy Nezworski; 6. Matt Ryan; 7. Spencer Diercks; 8. Todd Malmstrom; 9. Mike Garland; 10. Nate Bueseling; 11. Gary Webb; 12. Jay Johnson; 13. Mike Guldenpfennig; 14. Joe Ross; 15. BJ Bates; 16. Travis Denning; 17. Don Pataska; 18. LeRoy Brenner; 19. Mike Cothron; 20. Ryan Claeys; 21. Tom Pestka; 22. Dave Stichter.
Heat 1: 1. Thad Wilson; 2. Doug Crampton; 3. Kelly Meyer; 4. Brad Tyler; 5. Craig Crawford;
Heat 2: 1. Tony VonDresky; 2. Mitch Morris; 3. Brian Webb; 4. Tim Arp; 5. Matt Werner;
Heat 3: 1. Bob Dominacki; 2. Dave Imming; 3. Todd Reed; 4. Matt Stein; 5. Jarrod Struss;
Semi: 1. Matt Werner; 2. Jarrod Struss; 3. Craig Crawford; 4. Brian Bushong; 5. Todd Dykema;
Feature: 1. Doug Crampton; 2. Kelly Meyer; 3. Tony VonDresky; 4. Brian Webb; 5. Craig Crawford; 6. Kevin Goben; 7. Thad Wilson; 8. Brian Bushong; 9. Eric Barnes; 10. Dave Imming; 11. Todd Dykema; 12. Brad Tyler; 13. Tim Arp; 14. Matt Stein; 15. Dusty Kraklio; 16. Matt Werner; 17. Mitch Morris; 18. Todd Reed; 19. Jarrod Stuss;
Heat 1: 1. Cary Brown; 2. Donnie Louck; 3. Rob Henry; 4. Kevin Dickey; 5. Dan Anderson;
Heat 2: 1. Jeremy Marquette; 2. Dwaine Hasson; 3. Bryan Ritter; 4. Tim Hazen; 5. Perry Gellerstadt;
Feature: 1. Jeremy Marquette; 2. Perry Gellerstadt; 3. Dan Anderson; 4. Kevin Dickey; 5. Rob Henry; 6. Bryan Ritter; 7. Eric Sanders; 8. Adam Boyd; 9. Dwaine Hasson; 10. Cary Brown; 11. Donnie Louck; 12. Gary Weatherington Jr.; 13. Tim Hazen;
IMCA Sport Mods
Heat 1: 1. Andy Wagener; 2. Brandon Jewell; 3. Jarrett Franzen; 4. Ben Chapman;
Heat 2: 1. Dan Mohr; 2. Doug Burkhead; 3. Matt Short; 4. Jake Morris; 5. Ricky Kay;
Feature: 1. Jarrett Franzen; 2. Dan Mohr; 3. Andy Wagener; 4. Jake Morris; 5. Brandon Jewell; 6. Doug Burkhead; 7. Matt Short;
Heat 1: 1. Andy Loy; 2. Jake Ellithorpe; 3. Brandon Dahl; 4. Eric Stogdell; 5. Steve Spiker;
Heat 2: 1. Tristin Clark; 2. Todd Johnson; 3. Jake Benischek; 4. Gage Neal; 5. Drew Wise;
Heat 3: 1. Aaron Hitt; 2. Terry Kolsrud; 3. Brandon Setser; 4. Ken Stogdell; 5. Allen Morris;
Feature: 1. Aaron Hitt; 2. Mitch Bielnberg; 3. Jake Ellithorpe; 4. Jake Benischek; 5. Terry Kolsrud; 6. Brandon Dahl; 7. Ken Stodgell; 8. Erik Hood; 9. Allen Morris; 10. Gage Neal; 11. Jason Eads; 12. Drew Wise; 13. Jon Scott; 14. Todd Johnson; 15. Steve Spiker; 16. Brandon Setser; 17. Tristin Clark; 18. Eric Stogdell;
by Mike McGuire