by Mike McGuire
DAVENPORT, Ia. (August 16, 2013) – It took almost two months, but someone finally beat Justin Kay at the Davenport Speedway. Rob Toland took the lead of the Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model on lap six and would not give it up. Toland survived a lap seventeen restart and used the bottom of the racetrack to reach victory lane.
Kay would finish in the runner-up spot, his worst finish at Davenport since June 14th. Joe Ross used the high side to take third, followed by Chuck Hanna and Spencer Diercks.
Mitch Morris collected his fourth EMS IMCA Modifed feature win of the season. Morris started seventh, and would not see the lead until lap thirteen of the twenty lap main. Morris used the low line to take the lead and then cruised to the win.
Bob Dominacki finished second, with Joe Beal third. Doug Crampton and Brian Bushong were fourth and fifth respectively.
Jeremy Gustaf captured the feature win in a rough and tumble Koehler Electric Street Stock main. Nick Claussen held the early lead of the race and through several cautions. Unfortunately, Claussen brought out the race’s final yellow flag, when he turned sideways in front of the field after a restart. Gustaf managed to avoid the wreck and would lead the remaining laps for the win. This was his first point win of the season.
Perry Gellerstedt finished second, with Donnie Louck coming from deep in the field to take third. Keith Jackson recovered from an early miscue to finish fourth and Gerald Ward completed the top five.
In Hawkeye Auto IMCA SportMod action, Ricky Kay won his third feature of the season. Kay swiped the lead from Joe Grant on lap four of the feature and held on for the win. Doug Burkhead finished in the runner-up spot. Ben Chapman started dead last and would finish third. Grant and Kevin Schroeder rounded out the top five.
Aaron Hitt ended his victory lane drought in the Roto-Rooter 4-Stocks. Hitt took the lead on lap three and never looked back. The win was Aaron’s fifth of the season. Andrew Fitzgerald raced to a solid second place finish. Andy Loy took third, ahead of Luke Benischek and Zach Dahl.
Friday was Kid’s Back to School Night at the Davenport Speedway, sponsored by Dirt Racer Magazine. The special attraction for the evening was powder puff races. Holly Gibbs and Reagan Setser were the powder puff winners.
Next Friday, August 23rd is Season Championship Night at the Davenport Speedway.
August 16, 2013
IMCA Late Models
Heat 1: 1. Chuck Hanna; 2. Spencer Diercks; 3. Justin Kay; 4. Stephan Kammerer; 5. LeRoy Brenner;
Heat 2: 1. Doug Nigh; 2. Matt Ryan; 3. Nate Bueseling; 4. Joe Ross; 5. Scott Fitzpatrick;
Heat 3: 1. Rob Toland; 2. Marty Diercks; 3. Todd Malmstrom; 4. Duane Christisen; 5. Travis Denning;
Feature: 1. Rob Toland; 2. Justin Kay; 3. Joe Ross; 4. Chuck Hanna; 5. Spencer Diercks; 6. Stephan Kammerer; 7. Todd Malmstrom; 8. Doug Nigh; 9. Marty Diercks; 10. Andy Nezworski; 11. Nate Bueseling; 12. Mike Zemo Jr.; 13. Scott Fitzpatrick; 14. Cory Coldbeck; 15. LeRoy Brenner; 16. Duane Christisen; 17. Walt Coombs; 18. Travis Denning; 19. Matt Ryan; 20. Gary Webb; 21. Joe Zrostlik;
Heat 1: 1. Joe Beal; 2. Mitch Morris; 3. Cole Stichter; 4. Tony Von Dresky; 5. Jason Bahrs;
Heat 2: 1. Matt Wilson; 2. Craig Crawford; 3. Brian Bushong; 4. Brian Webb; 5. Rob Dominacki;
Heat 3: 1. Bob Dominacki; 2. Bruce Fosdyck Sr.; 3. Doug Crampton; 4. Tim Arp; 5. Todd Reed;
Feature: 1. Mitch Morris; 2. Bob Dominacki; 3. Joe Beal; 4. Doug Crampton; 5. Brian Bushong; 6. Tony VonDresky; 7. Jason Bahrs; 8. Terry Rentfro; 9. Todd Reed; 10. Brian Webb; 11. Bruce Fosdyck Sr.; 12. Craig Crawford; 13. Matt Wilson; 14. Josh Starr; 15. Matt Werner; 16. Cole Stichter; 17. Tim Arp; 18. Todd Dykema; 19. Rob Dominacki;
Heat 1: 1. Jeremy Gustaf; 2. Nick Claussen; 3. Kevin Dickey; 4. Cary Brown; 5. Keith Jackson;
Heat 2: 1. Joe Bonney; 2. Jeremy Marquette; 3. Gerald Ward; 4. Perry Gellerstedt; 5. Cord Williams;
Feature: 1. Jeremy Gustaf; 2. Perry Gellerstedt; 3. Donnie Louck; 4. Keith Jackson; 5. Gerald Ward; 6. Joe Bonney; 7. Kevin Dickey; 8. Jeremy Marquette; 9. Nick Claussen; 10. Cary Brown; 11. Jay Ethridge; 12. Tim Hazen; 13. Randy Lamar; 14. Erick Turner; 15. Bryan Ritter; 16. Randy Farrell; 17. Cord Williams; 18. Mike Adam;
IMCA Sport Mods
Heat 1: 1. Doug Burkhead; 2. Kory Meyer; 3. Joe Grant; 4. Randy Butterbrodt; 5. Andre LaPorte;
Heat 2: 1. Bryce Garnhart; 2. Ricky Kay; 3. Jason Wiggins; 4. Kevin Schroeder; 5. Angie Feller;
Feature: 1. Ricky Kay; 2. Doug Burkhead; 3. Ben Chapman; 4. Joe Grant; 5. Kevin Schroeder; 6. Kile Vohringer; 7. Jason Wiggins; 8. Kory Meyer; 9. Randy Butterbrodt; 10. Andre LaPorte; 11. Angie Feller; 12. Bryce Garnhart; 13. Brandon Jewell;
Heat 1: 1. Aaron Hitt; 2. Ken Stogdell; 3. Jake Benischek; 4. Andy Loy; 5. Brandon Setser;
Heat 2: 1. Andrew Fitzgerald; 2. Allen Morris; 3. Luke Benischek; 4. Zach Dahl; 5. Brandon Dahl;
Feature: 1. Aaron Hitt; 2. Andrew Fitzgerald; 3. Andy Loy; 4. Luke Benischek; 5. Zach Dahl; 6. Bob Taggart; 7. Ken Stogdell; 8. Brandon Dahl; 9. Jake Benischek; 10. Steve Boyle; 11. Allen Morris; 12. Dan Peeters; 13. Brandon Setser; 14. Josh Starr; 15. Cameron Exline;
Powder Puff Races
Modified /Street Stock Winner : Holly Gibbs
4-Stock Winner: Reagan Setser