Four repeat winners at Davenport
by Mike McGuire
DAVENPORT, Ia. (June 15, 2018) – Summer-like weather greeted racers and fans alike at the Davenport Speedway Friday. At times during the night, tempers on the racetrack matched the temperature.
Matt Ryan captured his second Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model feature of the season. Tim Simpson and Andy Nezworski each had a shot at the lead before Ryan grabbed the point on lap four. Matt would lead the remaing laps for the win. Nezworski held on for second with Rob Toland coming in third. Chuck Hanna and Tim Simpson completed the first five.
Eriksen Chevrolet IMCA Modified action saw Mitch Morris take his first feature win of the season. Morris took the lead after a lap four restart. Rob Toland drove to a second place finish followed by Jason Pershy, Bob Dominacki, and Greg Durbin, in that order. Twenty-five mods were on hand with heat race wins going to Morris, Dominacki, and Bruce Hanford.
Jeff Struck Jr. returned to form in Koehler Electric Street Stocks. Struck passed Rob Nylin after a lap eleven restart to take his fifth feature win of the season. Jesse Owen followed Struck to finish second. Early race leader Rob Nylin held on for third. Tony VonDresky and Gene Ehlers were fourth and fifth respectively
Yellow flags filled the air during the Hawkeye Auto IMCA SportMod main. When the race was finally called, Keith Blum was headed to victory lane. This was his second win of the season. Brandon Setser was scored in second with Tony Olson third. Nick Groth took fourth with Tyler Soppe fifth.
The American Iron Racing Series made its second visit to the racetrack this season, with a nice field of cars on hand. The AIRS feature was again dominated by Tim Arp. Arp’s white Mustang got out front early and led the rest of the way to the checkers. Bart Miller finished second with Dan Kessler third. Arp also won the AIRS feature at Davenport in May.
Next Friday, June 22nd, the points chase continues at the Davenport Speedway. In addition to the racing action in all four weekly classes, our guest class will be the Midwest Jalopies.
June 15, 2018 –
IMCA Late Models
Heat #1: 1. Rob Toland; 2. Matt Ryan; 3. Andy Nezworski; 4. Tim Simpson; 5. Kevin Dickey;
Feature: 1. Matt Ryan; 2. Andy Nezworski; 3. Rob Toland; 4. Chuck Hanna; 5. Tim Simpson; 6. Joe Ross; 7. Dave Wada; 8. Kevin Dickey; 9. Eric Sanders;
Heat #1: 1. Mitch Morris; 2. Bryce Garnhart; 3. Brad Montgomery; 4. Craig Crawford; 5. George Spence III;
Heat #2: 1. Bruce Hanford; 2. Jason Pershy; 3. Rob Toland; 4. John Ahlers; 5. Greg Durbin;
Heat #3: 1. Bob Dominacki; 2. Stephan Kammerer; 3. Derek Wilson; 4. Eric Barnes; 5. Brandon Durbin;
Feature: 1. Mitch Morris; 2. Rob Toland; 3. Jason Pershy; 4. Bob Dominacki; 5. Greg Durbin; 6. Stephan Kammerer; 7. Chris Zogg; 8. Matt Werner; 9. Austin Moyer; 10. Bruce Hanford; 11. Rick Hixson; 12. John Ahlers; 13. Eric Barnes; 14. Nathan Hall; 15. Todd Dykema; 16. Brad Montgomery; 17. George Spence III; 18. Bruce Fosdyck Sr.; 19. Craig Crawford; 20. Derek Wilson; 21. Brandon Durbin; 22. Jordan Hicks; 23. Mike Hirst; 24. Bryce Garnhart; (1-DNS)
Heat #1: 1. Jesse Owen; 2. Dwayne Smith Jr.; 3. Rob Nylin; 4. Andrew Burk; 5. AustinRiggs;
Heat #2: 1. Tony VonDresky; 2. Jeff Struck Jr.; 3. Gene Ehlers; 4. Nick Hixson; 5. Cary Brown;
Feature: 1. Jeff Struck Jr.; 2. Jesse Owen; 3. Rob Nylin; 4. Tony VonDresky; 5. Gene Ehlers; 6. Cary Brown; 7. Andrew Burk; 8. Dwayne Smith Jr.; 9. Bryan Ritter; 10. Erick Turner; 11. Paul Howard; 12. Austin Riggs; 13. Nick Hixson;
Heat #1: 1. Keith Blum; 2. Tyler Sopppe; 3. Brandon Jewell; 4. Brandon Setser; 5. Jacob Ellithorpe;
Heat #2: 1. Tony Olson; 2. Troy Wages; 3. Trey Grimm; 4. Randy Farrell; 5. Henry Carson;
Heat #3: 1. Jacob Arp; 2. Matt Fulton; 3. Andrew Burk; 4. Nick Groth; 5. Chance Huston;
Feature: 1. Ketih Blum; 2. Brandon Setser; 3. Tony Olson; 4. Nick Groth; 5. Tyler Soppe; 6. Trey Grimm; 7. Jacob Arp; 8. Mike Adam; 9. Jacob Ellithorpe; 10. Joe Nemitz; 11. Andrew Burk; 12. Brandon Jewell; 13. Doug Burkhead; 14. Rob Henry; 15. Chance Huston; 16. Terry Stevens; 17. Josh Marth; 18. Kyle Eller; 19.Garren Haines; 20. Troy Wages; 21. Matt Fulton; 22. Randy Farrell; 23. Henry Carson;
Heat #1: 1. Dan Kessler; 2. Walt King; 3. Tim Arp; 4. Chris Rollinger; 5. Steve Olson;
Heat #2: 1. Bart Miller; 2. RJ Lank; 3. Brian Gade; 4. Jeff Struck Jr.; 5. Dave Meyer;
Feature: 1. Tim Arp; 2. Bart Miller; 3. Dan Kessler; 4. RJ Lank; 5. Chris Rollinger; 6. Brian Gade; 7. Bruce Yoreger; 8. Craig Adams; 9. Doug McIntire; 10. Rob Koster; 11. Craig Jones; 12. Dave Meyer; 13. Mike Arp; 14. Walt King; 15. Cody Weih; (3-DNS);