by Mike McGuire
DAVENPORT, Ia. (July 19, 2013) – Friday night at the Davenport Speedway had a little bit of everything. The evening at the stock car races included rain, rainbows, a first time winner, and a whole lot of intense racing action. The night was topped off by an appearance from the Midwest Jalopies.
Justin Kay extended his winning streak in the Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model division to four straight victories, and five overall. Kay started eleventh and passed Spencer Diercks for the lead, just before the halfway mark of the race. Kay had nearly half a lap lead as he reached the checkers.
Andy Nezworski also got past Spencer Diercks late in the race for second. Diercks held on for third. Matt Ryan raced to a solid fourth, while Stephan Kammerer smoked his way to a fifth place finish.
“The Dominator” Bob Dominacki found the high side to his liking as he collected his second EMS IMCA Modified victory of the season. Dominacki survived a couple of restarts and some lapped traffic to score the win. Matt Werner made a late charge to finish second, just ahead of Dan Chapman. Brian Bushong finished fourth, with Tony VonDresky taking fifth.
Keith Jackson captured his first-ever Davenport victory in the Koehler Electric Street Stock main. Jackson grabbed the lead after a lap one restart, resulting from a huge crash in turn four. No one was seriously injured in the wreckage.
Jackson led flag-to flag for the win. Jeremy Marquette recovered from an early race caution to finish second. Kevin Dickey was third, with Rick Schriner fourth, and Jeremy Gustaf completing the top five.
For the second time this season, Ricky Kay joined his son in same day victory lane celebrations. Ricky passed Doug Burkhead for the lead on lap nine of the 15-lap feature, en route to his second Hawkeye Auto IMCA Sport Mod win. Dan Mohr made a late race dash for the lead, but would settle for second. Burkhead would finish third, followed by Ben Chapman and Brandon Jewell.
Joe Zrostlik won the Roto-Rooter 4-Stock main. The victory was his first point race win of the season. Zrostlik was able to drive around Andy Loy to take the win. Loy finished second. Jake Benischek crossed the stripe in third, but was disqualified after post-race inspection. Brandon Dahl was credited with third, and was followed by Aaron Hitt and Andy Wagener.
The Midwest Jalopies feature was dominated by Roger Ciesielski. Rodney Haack won the battle for second. Austin Honts, Bob Mingst, and Doug Picray were third through fifth, in that order.
The Davenport Speedway will be idle for the next two weeks, due to the Mississippi Valley Fair. The next race at the Davenport Speedway will be Friday, August 9th, highlighted by the 4-Stock 50. A $2,000 payday awaits the winner of the main event.
July 19, 2013
IMCA Late Models
Heat 1: 1. Marty Diercks; 2. Joe Ross; 3. Stephan Kammerer; 4. Joe Zrostlik; 5. Matt Ryan;
Heat 2: 1. Spencer Diercks; 2. Todd Malmstrom; 3. Andy Nezworski; 4. Rob Toland; 5. Mike Zemo Jr.;
Feature: 1. Justin Kay; 2. Andy Nezworski; 3. Spencer Diercks; 4. Matt Ryan; 5. Stephan Kammerer; 6. Todd Malmstrom; 7. Mike Zemo Jr.; 8. Nate Bueseling; 9. Marty Diercks; 10. Joe Ross; 11. LeRoy Brenner; 12. Chuck Hanna; 13. Duane Christisen; 14. Rob Toland; 15. Ryan Claeys; 16. Joe Zrostlik; 17. Scott Fitzpatrick;
Heat 1: 1. Bob Dominacki; 2. Kevin Goben; 3. Brian Bushong; 4. Tony VonDresky; 5. Dave Imming;
Heat 2: 1. Terry Rentfro; 2. Mitch Morris; 3. Josh Starr; 4. Todd Reed; 5. Tim Arp;
Heat 3: 1. Craig Crawford; 2. Dan Chapman; 3. Matt Wilson; 4. Todd Dykema; 5. Matt Werner;
Feature: 1. Bob Dominacki; 2. Matt Werner; 3. Dan Chapman; 4. Brian Bushong; 5. Tony Von Dresky; 6. Eric Barnes; 7. Doug Crampton; 8. Tim Arp; 9. Matt Wilson; 10. Todd Reed; 11. Josh Starr; 12. Todd Dykema; 13. Kevin Goben; 14. Cole Stichter; 15. Brian Webb; 16. Jason Bahrs; 17. Rob Dominacki; 18. Mitch Morris; 19. David Imming; 20. Terry Rentfro; 21. Craig Crawford;
Heat 1: 1. Randy Lamar; 2. Keith Jackson; 3. Dan Anderson; 4. Cord Williams; 5. Jeremy Marquette;
Heat 2: 1. Jeremy Gustaf; 2. Henry Carson; 3. Perry Gellerstedt; 4. Cary Brown; 5. Gary Weaatherington Jr.;
Feature: 1. Keith Jackson; 2. Jeremy Marquette; 3. Kevin Dickey; 4. Rick Schriner; 5. Jeremy Gustaf; 6. Henry Carson; 7. Cord Williams; 8. Nate Yoerger; 9. Tim Hazen; 10. Perry Gellerstedt; 11. Cary Brown; 12. Nick Claussen; 13. Bryan Ritter; 14. Randy Lamar; 15. Dan Anderson; 16. Gary Weatherington Jr.; 17. Mike Adam;
IMCA Sport Mods
Heat 1: 1. Dan Mohr; 2. Doug Burkhead; 3. Ben Chapman; 4. Jason Wiggins; 5. Mike McGarry;
Heat 2: 1. Bryce Garnhart; 2. Ricky Kay; 3. Jake Montoya; 4. Kevin Schroeder; 5. Angie Feller;
Feature: 1. Ricky Kay; 2. Dan Mohr; 3. Doug Burkhead; 4. Ben Chapman; 5. Brandon Jewell; 6. Jason Wiggins; 7. Bryce Garnhart; 8. Kevin Schroeder; 9. Angie Feller; 10. Mike McGarry; 11. Joe Grant; 12. Jake Montoya;
Heat 1: 1. Aaron Hitt; 2. Joe Zrostlik; 3. Brandon Dahl; 4. Luke Benischek; 5. Brandon Setser;
Heat 2: 1. Andy Loy; 2. Jake Benischek; 3. Andy Wagener; 4. Zach Dahl; 5. Eric Stogdell;
Feature: 1. Joe Zrostlik; 2. Andy Loy; 3. Brandon Dahl; 4. Aaron Hitt; 5. Andy Wagener; 6. Gage Neal; 7. Luke Benischek; 8. Zach Dahl; 9. Eric Stogdell; 10. Dillon Baldauf; 11. Andrew Fitzgerald; 12. Brandon Setser; 13. Ken Stogdell; 14. Allen Morris; 15. Jacob Gustafson; 16. Terry Kolsrud; DQ’d: Jake Benishcek;
Heat 1: 1. Bob Mingst; 2. Austin Honts; 3. Dennis Blunt; 4. Doug Picray; 5. Art McDonald;
Heat 2: 1. Roger Ciesielski; 2. Terry Mattly; 3. Rodney Haack; 4. Jeff Blunt; 5. Tom Honts;
Feature: 1. Roger Ciesielski; 2. Rodney Haack; 3. Austin Honts; 4. Bob Mingst; 5. Doug Picray;