Ryan captures Davenport late model win
by Mike McGuire
DAVENPORT, Ia. (May 11, 2018) – Under damp and chilly weather conditions, the Davenport Speedway completed the entire racing program on Friday. The weather helped to make the racing surface very fast all night long.
Matt Ryan collected his first Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model feature win of the season. Ryan wrestled the lead from Chad Holladay on lap seven and led the rest of the way to the checkers.
Lapped traffic and a caution flag gave Holladay a couple chances to get to Ryan’s bumper but he would have to settle for second. Rob Toland finished a close third. Chad Coyne and Chuck Hanna completed the top five. Ryan and Holladay were also the late model heat winners.
Rob Toland rolled to his second Eriksen Chevrolet IMCA Modified feature win of the season at Davenport. After an opening lap incident, Toland moved up to the front row for the restart. That was all Rob needed. Toland sped away from the field and cruised to an easy victory.
Bryce Garnhart finished second with Chris Zogg third. Doug Crampton and Tony VonDresky were fourth and fifth respectively.
Koehler Electric Street Stock action saw Jeff Struck Jr. win his second straight race. Struck drove to the point in just two laps and had a sizeable lead when the caution flag flew. Once again, Struck pulled out to a lead. Tony VonDresky was able to get by Jesse Owen to finish second. Owen took third with Gene Ehlers fourth and Austin Riggs fifth.
Dustin Schram won his first Hawkeye Auto IMCA SportMod feature this year. The caution-filled feature saw only nine of the nineteen starters reach the checkers. Andrew Burk edged out Brandon Setser for second. Mike Adam and Jared Waterman rounded out the top five.
Tim Arp romped to the win in the American Iron Racing Series main. Arp finished with a full straightaway lead over second place Dan Kessler. Dave Meier, Kevin Dickey, and Dennis Etten finished third through fifth, in that order.
Next Friday, May 18th, the IMCA Mod Madness returns to the Davenport Speedway. The area’s top modified drivers will compete for a $2,000 top prize. Weekly point races will be held in all other classes.
May 11, 2018 –
IMCA Late Models
Heat #1: 1. Matt Ryan; 2. Rob Toland; 3. Joe Beal; 4. Marty Scheckel; 5. Mike Zemo Jr.;
Heat #2: 1. Chad Holladay; 2. Chad Coyne; 3. Chuck Hanna; 4. Joe Ross; 5. Eric Sanders;
Feature: 1. Matt Ryan; 2. Chad Holladay; 3. Rob Toland; 4. Chad Coyne; 5. Chuck Hanna; 6. Andy Nezworski; 7. Joe Ross; 8. Tim Simpson; 9. Eric Sanders; 10. Marty Scheckel; 11. Mike Zemo Jr.; 12. Joe Beal; (1-DNS);
Heat #1: 1. John Ahlers; 2. Bryce Garnhart; 3. Jason Pershy; 4. Tony VonDresky; 5. Bruce Fosdyck;
Heat #2: 1. Bob Dominacki; 2. Doug Crampton; 3. Chris Zogg; 4. Kyle Montgomery; 5. Craig Crawford;
Heat #3: 1. Rob Toland; 2. Bruce Hanford; 3. Terry Rentfro; 4. Brad Montgomery; 5. Rick Hixson;
Feature: 1. Rob Toland; 2. Bryce Garnhart; 3. Chris Zogg; 4. Doug Crampton; 5. Tony VonDresky; 6. Matt Werner; 7. John Ahlers; 8. Terry Rentfro; 9. Bruce Hanford; 10. Rick Hixson; 11. Kyle Montgomery; 12. Craig Crawford; 13. Bruce Fosdyck; 14. Mike Hirst; 15. Jason Pershy; 16. Keith Haislip; 17. Brad Montgomery; 18. Bob Dominacki; (1-DNS);
Heat #1: 1. Jefferey Peterson; 2. Rob Nylin; 3. Tony VonDresky; 4. Austin Riggs; 5. Paul Howard; nt
Heat #2: 1. Jesse Owen; 2. Jeff Struck Jr.; 3. Bryan Ritter; 4. Justin Skiles; 5. Erick Turner;
Feature: 1. Jeff Struck Jr.; 2. Tony VonDresky; 3. Jesse Owen; 4. Gene Ehlers; 5. Austin Riggs; 6. Paul Howard; 7. Rob Nylin; 8. Bryan Ritter; 9. Justin Skiles; 10. (#77); 11. Erick Turner; 12. Jefferey Peterson;
Heat #1: 1. Doug Burkhead; 2. Marcus Ostofi; 3. Brandon Jewell; 4. Matt Speidel; 5. Trey Grimm;
Heat #2: 1. Matt Fulton; 2. Brandon Setser; 3. Mitch Strayer; 4. Andrew Burk; 5. Mike Adam;
Heat #3: 1. Jared Waterman; 2. Joe Nemitz; 3. Dustin Schram; 4. Max Nimrick; 5. Jeff Haines;
Feature: 1. Dustin Schram; 2. Andrew Burk; 3. Brandon Setser; 4. Mike Adam; 5. Jared Waterman; 6. Joe Nemitz; 7. Trey Grimm; 8. Max Nimrick; 9. Garren Haines; 10. Randy Lamar; 11. Nick Aupperle; 12. Brandon Jewell; 13. Mitch Strayer; 14. Jeff Haines; 15. Terry Stevens; 16. Doug Burkhead; 17. Matt Fulton; 18. Matt Speidel; 19. Marcus Ostofi; (2-DNS).
Heat #1: 1. Tim Arp; 2. Mike Loughren; 3. Dennis Etten;
Heat #2: 1. Dan Kessler; 2. Walt King; 3. Dave Meier;
Feature: 1. Tim Arp; 2. Dan Kessler; 3. Dave Meier; 4. Kevin Dickey; 5. Dennis Etten; 6. Bruce Yoerger; 7. Walt King; 8. Brian Gade; 9. Mike Arp; 10. Larry Haines; 11. RJ Lank; 12. Doug McIntire; 13. (#64); 14. Shad Murphy; 15. Cody Weih; 16. Chris Rollinger; (1-DNS)