DAVENPORT, Ia. (June 7, 2013) – On a night when most drivers were searching for the shortest way around the racetrack, Stephan Kammerer used the high line to score his first Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model win of the season. After starting eighth, Kammerer passed Doug Nigh on lap nine for the lead, en route to the victory.
Andy Nezworski made a late race dash to finish second, with Nigh holding on for third. Ray Guss Jr. also had a late run to take fourth. Matt Ryan battled his way to a fifth place finish. Kammerer, Guss, and Justin Kay, won the late model heats.
The EMS IMCA Modified 20-lap feature saw a lot of passing early in the race, a lot of cautions in the middle, and a well-deserved victory at the end. Pole sitter Jake Bowman led lap one, with Brad Tyler leading at the end of lap two. Bowman came back to lead lap three, with eighth place starter Craig Crawford leading on lap four.
Once in the lead, Crawford would not be denied his first Davenport victory in several years. Craig hugged the bottom of the racetrack and survived several restarts to take the win.
Dan Klatt came from 15th starting spot to finish second, with Bowman third, Tyler fourth, and Kelly Meyer fifth.
Jeremy Marquette raced back to victory lane in the Koehler Electric Street Stock main. Marquette started fourth, took the lead early, and held off Cary Brown for the win. Chad Coyne, Henry Carson, and Bryan Ritter, finished third through fifth respectively.
It was déjà vu in the Hawkeye Auto IMCA SportMod division. The finishing order for first through fourth, were the same in both the heat and feature races. Bryce Garnhart swept the evening, taking the checkered flag in both races. Jarrett Franzen doubled up the runner-up spot. Doug Burkhead took third and Kyle Hoffman fourth. Ricky Kay took fifth in the feature.
Aaron Hitt remains perfect for the season, in the Roto-Rooter 4-Stock division. Hitt started in the fourth row and didn’t see the lead until the midway point of the 12-lap feature. Once in front, Aaron cruised to his third points win of the year. Zach Dahl finished second, with Steven Phillips third. Brandon Dahl and Joe Zrostlik rounded out the top five.
As a special attraction, a full field of Midwest Jalopies were on hand. The vintage racing coupes did not disappoint the crowd, putting on a great show. Terry Mattly had a clean sweep for the evening, winning both his heat and the feature. Steve Johnson won the other heat and finished second in the feature. Austin Honts finished third.
Next Friday, June 14th, the racing program at the Davenport Speedway is highlighted by the IMCA SportMod 50. A $2,000 payday awaits the winner of the 50-lap feature. Weekly point races will be held in the other classes.
IMCA Late Models
Heat 1: 1. Stephan Kammerer; 2. Nate Bueseling; 3. Mike Cothron; 4. Joe Ross; 5. BJ Bates;
Heat 2: 1. Ray Guss Jr.; 2. Matt Ryan; 3. Todd Malmstrom; 4. Duane Christisen; 5. Mike Guldenfennig;
Heat 3: 1. Justin Kay; 2. Doug Nigh; 3. Andy Nezworski; 4. Mike Zemo Jr.; 5. Joe Zrostlik;
Feature: 1. Stephan Kammerer; 2. Andy Nezworski; 3. Doug Nigh; 4. Ray Guss Jr.; 5. Matt Ryan; 6. Mike Cothron; 7. Rob Toland; 8. Nate Bueseling; 9. Marty Diercks; 10. Justin Kay; 11. Spencer Diercks; 12. Joe Zrostlik; 13. Scott Fitzpatrick; 14. LeRoy Brenner; 15. Gary Webb; 16. Duane Christisen; 17. BJ Bates; 18. Ryan Claeys; 19. Mike Zemo Jr.; 20. Brunson Behning; 21. Todd Malmstrom; 22. Joe Ross; 23. Mike Guldenpfennig; 24. Chuck Hanna;
Heat 1: 1. Jake Bowman; 2. Kevin Goben; 3. Tony VonDresky; 4. Greg Wilson; 5. Todd Reed;
Heat 2: 1. Mitch Morris; 2. Josh Starr; 3. Craig Crawford; 4. Kelly Meyer; 5. Terry Rentfro;
Heat 3: 1. Thad Wilson; 2. Doug Crampton; 3. Brad Tyler; 4. Brian Webb; 5. Dan Klatt;
Feature: 1. Craig Crawford; 2. Dan Klatt; 3. Jake Bowman; 4. Brad Tyler; 5. Kelly Meyer; 6. Joe Beal; 7. Mitch Morris; 8. Tony VonDresky; 9. Thad Wilson; 10. Brian Webb; 11. Terry Rentfro; 12. Brian Bushong; 13. Matt Wilson; 14. Kevin Goben; 15. Todd Reed; 16. Josh Starr; 17. Greg Wilson; 18. Rob Dominacki; 19. Doug Crampton; 20. Bob Dominacki; 21. Jarrod Struss;
Heat 1: 1. Perry Gellerstedt; 2. Steve Gustaf Sr.; 3. Eric Sanders; 4. Henry Carson; 5. Kevin Schloemer;
Heat 2: 1. Bryan Ritter; 2. Cord Williams; 3. Cary Brown; 4. Tim Hazen; 5. Nick Lawrence;
Heat 3: 1. Jeremy Marquette; 2. Chad Coyne; 3. Gerald Ward; 4. Rick Schriner; 5. Rob Nylin;
Feature: 1. Jeremy Marquette; 2. Cary Brown; 3. Chad Coyne; 4. Henry Carson; 5. Bryan Ritter; 6. Cord Williams; 7. Nick Lawrence; 8. Rick Schriner; 9. Eric Sanders; 10. Perry Gellerstedt; 11. Nick Groth; 12. Kevin Schloemer; 13. Tim Hazen; 14. Steve Gustaf Sr.; 15. Randy Farrell; 16. Gerald Ward; 17. Jeff Shadden; 18. Nick Claussen;
IMCA Sport Mods
Heat 1: 1. Bryce Garnhart; 2. Jarrett Franzen; 3. Doug Burkhead; 4. Kyle Hoffman; 5. Dustin Smith;
Feature: 1. Bryce Garnhart; 2. Jarrett Franzen; 3. Doug Burkhead; 4. Kyle Hoffman; 5. Ricky Kay; 6. Dustin Smith; 7. Jake Montoya;
Heat 1: 1. Brandon Dahl; 2. Zach Dahl; 3. Joe Zrostlik; 4. Steven Phillips; 5. Dillon Baldauf;
Heat 2: 1. Wade Dahl; 2. Brandon Setser; 3. Allen Morris; 4. Jon Scott III; 5. Aaron Hitt;
Feature: 1. Aaron Hitt; 2. Zach Dahl; 3. Steven Phillips; 4. Brandon Dahl; 5. Joe Zrostlik; 6. Wade Dahl; 7. Brandon Setser; 8. Dillon Baldauf; 9. Allen Morris; 10. Ken Stogdell; 11. Cameron Exline; 12. Jon Scott III;
Heat 1: 1. Terry Mattly; 2. Austin Honts; 3. Al Foht; 4. Jeff Blunt; 5. Bob Mingst;
Heat 2: 1. Steve Johnson; 2. Larry Driskell; 3. Doug Picray; 4. Dennis Blunt; 5. Jeff Snyder;
Feature: 1. Terry Mattly; 2. Steve Johnson; 3. Austin Honts; 4. Larry Driskell; 5. Bob Mingst; 6. Jeff Blunt; 7. Doug Picray; 8. Jerry Cayler; 9. Al Foht; 10. Dennis Blunt; 11. Rob Koster; 12. Tom Honts; 13. Jeff Snyder;