Pierce rolls to victory at West Liberty
by Mike McGuire
WEST LIBERTY, Ia. (May 4, 2019) – Bobby Pierce led flag to flag, en route to his third Lucas Oil MLRA win of the season. Pierce managed to hold the top spot, on a tough West Liberty Raceway, despite several cautions that kept the field tight.Chad Simpson put pressure on Pierce early in the race, but was unable to make a pass for the lead. After the race’s final caution, Will Vaught sliced his way to Pierce’s rear bumper, but later fell back, finishing a comfortable second. Simpson took third, followed by Jason Rauen and Jake Neal.In addition to the cautions, the race was stopped once for a red flag. On lap 17, Jordan Yaggy and Dave Wada made contact on the frontstretch, with Yaggy barrel rolling down to turn one.Jordan was able to walk away from the incident. Chris Zogg of New Liberty was a West Liberty winner in Modified action. Zogg was able to hold off Justin Kay in the final ten laps for the win. Kurt Kile, who spent some time in the runner-up spot finished third. Dakota Hayden and Jarrett Brown rounded out the top five.Kay, Brown, and Andrew Schroeder won the Modified heats. David Brandies dominated in the Stock Car class, winning both his heat and feature. John Oliver Jr. finished a close second. Michael Peterson, Johnny Spaw, and Jared Miller finished third through fifth respectively. Logan Anderson of Eddyville made the long haul pay off with a win in the SportMod feature. Shane Paris worked his way through the pack to finish second. Matt Fulton finished third followed by Brandon Dale and Austin Heacock. Ron Barker returned to West Liberty victory lane. This time in A.I.R.S. competition. Barker drove from sixth starting spot to first by lap three and never looked back. Matt Hudspeth finished second with Dan Kessler taking third.
The next event for DRT TRAK Racing is Modified Madness at West Liberty Raceway, on Saturday, May 18th. Modifieds will race for a $2,000 top prize. SportMods compete for $1,000- to-win. Also racing will be Stock Cars, 4-Stocks and the American Iron Racing Series. Results:Davenport Speedway
May 4, 2019 – Lucas Oil MLRA Late ModelsHeat #1: 1. Bobby Pierce; 2. Will Vaught; 3. Chris Simpson; 4. Jake Neal; 5. Logan Martin;Heat #2: 1. Billy Moyer; 2. Jason Rauen; 3. Dave Eckrich; 4. Jay Johnson; 5. Jeremy Grady;Heat #3: 1. Chad Simpson; 2. Rich Bell; 3. Hudson O’Neal; 4. Chad Holaday; 5. Mitch McGrath;Feature: 1. Bobby Pierce; 2. Will Vaught; 3. Chad Simpson; 4. Jason Rauen; 5. Jake Neal; 6. Rich Bell; 7. Logan Martin; 8. Hudson O’Neal; 9. Chad Holladay; 10. Mitch McGrath; 11. Dave Eckrich; 12. Joseph Gorby; 13. Billy Moyer; 14. Jordan Yaggy; 15. Dave Wada; 16. Chris Simpson; 17. Nick Marolf; 18. Ray Guss Jr.; 19. Jeremy Grady; 20. Jay Johnson; 21. Tim Simpson; 22. Skip Frey; 23. Jonathan Brauns
Modifieds Heat #1: 1. Justin Kay; 2. Chad Holladay; 3. Dakota Hayden; 4. Chris Simpson; 5. Derrick Stewart;Heat #2: 1. Andrew Schroeder; 2. Derek Walker; 3. Terry Rentfro; 4. Jordan Walker; 5. Todd Dykema;Heat #3: 1. Jarrett Brown; 2. Kurt Kile; 3. Chris Zogg; 4. Matt Boman; 5. Rusty Daufeldt;Feature: 1. Chris Zogg; 2. Justin Kay; 3. Kurt Kile; 4. Dakota Hayden; 5. Jarrett Brown; 6. Andrew Schroeder; 7. Terry Rentfro; 8. Bryan Wonick; 9. Todd Dykema; 10. Chad Holladay; 11. Matt Bodman; 12. Derek Walker; 13. Brandon Banks; 14. Jordan Walker; (4-DNS) Stock CarsHeat #1: 1. David Brandies; 2. Jason See; 3. Jared Miller; 4. Michael Peterson; 5. Austin Kemper;Heat #2: 1. Johnny Spaw; 2. John Oliver Jr.; 3. Jeff Struck Jr.; 4. Tom Cannon; 5. Corey Brown;Feature: 1. David Brandies; 2. John Oliver Jr.; 3. Michael Peterson; 4. Johnny Spaw; 5. Jared Miller; 6. Jason See; 7. Corey Brown; 8. Tom Cannon; 9. Donnie Louck; 10. Brad Daugherty; 11. Jeff Struck Jr.; 12. Austin Kemper; 13. Ian Huff
SportMods Heat #1: 1. Dan Brockert; 2. Matt Fulton; 3. Shane Paris; 4. Austin Heacock; 5. Ryan Walker;Heat #2: 1. Brandon Dale; 2. Brendon Schultheis; 3. Cody Maylan; 4. Brad Salisberry; 5. Justin Schroeder;Heat #3: 1. Logan Anderson; 2. Jared Jones; 3. Levi Laymon; 4. Cody Thompson;Feature: 1. Logan Anderson; 2. Shane Paris; 3. Matt Fulton; 4. Brandon Dale; 5. Austin Heacock; 6. Brendon Schultheis; 7. Cody Maylan; 8. Jared Jones; 9. Kyle Eller; 10. Dan Hahn; 11. Justin Schroeder; 12. Barry Dugan; 13. Colton Libecey; 14. Ryan Walker; 15. Andrew Swailes; 16. Brad Salisberry; 17. Andrew Burk; 18. Levi Laymon; 19. James Roose; 20. Dan Brockert; 21. Kevin Goben; (2-DNS)
A.I.R.S. Heat #1: 1. RJ Lank; 2. Dan Kessler; 3. Bruce Yoerger; 4. Brian Gade; 5. Dennis Etten;Heat #2: 1. RonBarker; 2. Matt Hudspeth; 3. Bart Miller; 4. Justin Stock; 5. Jamie Huff;Feature: 1. Ron Barker; 2. Matt Hudspeth; 3. Dan Kessler; 4. Bart Miller; 5. Dennis Etten; 6. RJ Lank; 7. Bruce Yoerger; 8. Brian Gade; 9. Justin Stock; (2-DNS)