by Mike McGuire
DAVENPORT, Ia. (September 13, 2013) – Friday was Night of Destruction at the Davenport Speedway. Cheater Races were held for the Modified, Street Stock, SportMod, and 4-Stock classes. The featured event of the evening was the crowd favorite, the Trailer Race.
In a hotly contested Modified feature, Tony VonDresky took home a victory. Tony grabbed the lead from Ray Cox Jr., amidst a rash of cautions that dominated the first six laps. Once in front, VonDresky would go unchallenged to the checkered flag. Joe Beal had a strong run, coming from a sixth row start, to finish second. Brandon Durbin started near the front, went to the back after an early problem, and raced his way back to a third place finish. Dustin Schram and Josh Starr were fourth and fifth respectively.
Jeremy Marquette did it again in the Street Stock main. Marquette roared away from his second row starting position and led all 15 laps of the race. Rob Henry would finish a distant second, with Steve Gustaf Sr. taking third. Tim Hazen and Bryan Ritter rounded out the top five.
Andy Wagener set the pace in the 4-Stock division. Wagener won both the heat and feature in the 4-Stock class. Aaron Hitt finished second in the feature, followed by Andy Loy, Zach Dahl, and Allen Morris.
Mike McGarry won the SportMod main. Kory Meyer took second. Matt Short was third. Andre LaPorte and Kevin Schroeder rounded out the field.
As always, the Trailer Race was a real crowd pleaser. The dozen entries provided plenty of excitement, including three rollovers. When the smoke cleared, the fans choose Kevin O’tool as the winner, over Harold Hill and Bill Phipps. Ray Daily Jr. and his “Party Bus” won the award for most unique entry.
Saturday, September 21st, the racing action moves onto the half-mile oval for the All-Star Classic. On tap will be the 2013 season finale for the IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series. Also racing will be IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks, IMCA SportMods, and 4-Stocks.
September 13, 2013
Heat 1: 1. Bob Dominacki; 2. Tony VonDresky; 3. Ray Cox Jr.; 4. Josh Starr; 5. Brad Tyler;
Heat 2: 1. Brandon Durbin; 2. Justin Veloz; 3. Chad Tucker; 4. Johnny Walker; 5. Mike Fluegel;
Heat 3: 1. Joe Beal; 2. Dustin Schram; 3. Craig Crawford; 4. Doug Crampton; 5. Brian Bushong;
Feature: 1. Tony VonDresky; 2. Joe Beal; 3. Brandon Durbin; 4. Dustin Schram; 5. Josh Starr; 6. Brian Bushong; 7. Brad Tyler; 8. Doug Crampton; 9. Jerame Mowery; 10. Mike Fluegel; 11. Bob Dominacki; 12. Derek Wilson; 13. Johnny Walker; 14. Ray Cox Jr.; 15. Shelby Welch; 16. Jutin Veloz; 17. Craig Crawford; (two cars DNS)
Heat 1: 1. Rob Henry; 2. Kevin Schloemer; 3. Ron Turner; 4. Bryan Ritter; 5. Tim Hazen;
Heat 2: 1. Jeremy Marquette; 2. Chad Coyne; 3. Donnie Louck; 4. Steve Gustaf Sr.; 5. Nick Groth;
Feature: 1. Jeremy Marquette; 2. Rob Henry; 3. Steve Gustaf Sr.; 4. Tim Hazen; 5. Bryan Ritter; 6. Kevin Schloemer; 7. Ron Turner; 8. Cody Brundage; 9. Nick Groth; (five cars DNS)
Heat 1: 1. Kory Meyer; 2. Andre LaPorte; 3. Mike McGarry; 4. Kevin Schroeder;
Feature: 1. Mike McGarry; 2. Kory Meyer; 3. Matt Short; 4. Andre LaPorte; 5. Kevin Schroeder;
Heat 1: 1. Andy Wagener; 2. Andy Loy; 3. Aaron Hitt; 4. Zach Dahl; 5. Allen Morris;
Feature: 1. Andy Wagener; 2. Aaron Hitt; 3. Andy Loy; 4. Zach Dahl; 5. Allen Morris; 6. Andrew Fitzgerald; 7. Cody Halferty; 8. Sean Fersch; 9. Brad Rhoads; 10. Bobby Barker;
Trailer Race: 1. Kevin O’tool; 2. Harold Hill; 3. Bill Phipps;
Most Unique: Ray Daily Jr.