Toland and Dominacki take hot wins at Davenport
by Mike McGuire
DAVENPORT, Ia. (June 29, 2018) – The first race night of Summer at the Davenport Speedway was an interesting one. Adding to the excitement was a partial loss of power, two-thirds of the way through the racing program.
The Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model feature went green, white, checkered again. Rob Toland collected his second late model feature win of the season. Rob got out front early and held the lead the rest of the way to the checkers. A dandy three-way battle for second went to Chuck Hanna, with Matt Ryan taking third. Doug Nigh and Joe Ross completed the top five.
Bob Dominacki took home the trophy in the Eriksen Chevrolet IMCA Modified feature. The win was Dominacki’s first points victory at Davneport, since 2014. Bob took the lead after a lap 15 restart. He had to hold off Rob Toland and Mitch Morris down the stretch for the win. Morris would end up second with Rob Toland third. Eric Barnes, who started deep in the field, finished fourth. Bryce Garnhart recovered from a mid-race caution to take fifth.
Jeff Struck Jr. captured his sixth Koehler Electric Street Stock feature win of the season. Struck took the lead after a restart and never looked back. Early race leader, Gene Ehlers held on for second. Justin Skiles, Jesse Owen, and Nick Hixson finished third through fifth in that order.
The Hawkeye Auto IMCA SportMod feature saw Keith Blum take win number three of the season. Mike Haines and Doug Burkhead were battling for the lead, when Blum passed both of them on the high side. Burkhead recovered to finish second. Randy Lamar took third, ahead of Rob Henry and Brandon Setser.
The Nostalgia Stock Car Racing Club made their first ever appearance at Davenport. The feature boiled down to a battle between Matt Ramar’s Mustang and Jeff Walker’s Camaro. With only a few laps remaining, Walker put his racecar into the lead and drove to the win. Ramar made a last effort to retake the lead and spun out in turn four. Justin Rutledge would finish second with Mark Claeys third.
Next Friday, July 6th, the racing action continues at the Davenport Speedway. Weekly point racing in all four classes tops the agenda.
June 29, 2018 –
IMCA Late Models
Heat #1: 1. Rob Toland; 2. Matt Ryan; 3. Andy Nezworski; 4. Chuck Hanna; 5. Doug Nigh;
Feature: 1. Rob Toland; 2. Chuck Hanna; 3. Matt Ryan; 4. Doug Nigh; 5. Joe Ross; 6. Ryan Claeys; 7. Andy Nezworski; 8. Michael Hynes; (1-DNS)
Heat #1: 1. Jordan Hicks; 2. Bruce Hanford; 3. Rick Hixson; 4. John Ahlers; 5. Josh Starr;
Heat #2: 1. Bob Dominacki; 2. Mitch Morris; 3. Bryce Garnhart; 4. Rick Wages; 5. Rob Toland;
Feature: 1. Bob Dominacki; 2. Mitch Morris; 3. Rob Toland; 4. Eric Barnes; 5. Bryce Garnhart; 6. Chris Zogg; 7. Rick Hixson; 8. John Ahlers; 9. Matt Werner; 10. Bruce Hanford; 11. Rick Wages; 12. Todd Dykema; 13. Josh Starr; 14. Bruce Fosdyck Sr.; 15. Jordan Hicks; 16. Craig Crawford; (1-DNS) ;
Heat #1: 1. Gene Ehlers; 2. Jesse Owen; 3. Justin Skiles; 4. Bryan Ritter; 5. Nick Hixson;
Heat #2: 1. Jeff Struck Jr.; 2. Jeremy Gustaf; 3. Cary Brown; 4. Erick Turner; 5. Brian Wiseman;
Feature: 1. Jeff Struck Jr.; 2. Gene Ehlers; 3. Justin Skiles; 4. Jesse Owen; 5. Nick Hixson; 6. Cary Brown; 7. Erick Turner; 8. Bryan Ritter; 9. Austin Riggs; 10. Mike Fuller; 11. Brian Wiseman; 12. Jeremy Gustaf;
Heat #1: 1. Doug Burkhead; 2. Mike Haines; 3. Nick Groth; 4. Jacob Copley; 5. Mike Adam;
Heat #2: 1. Keith Blum; 2. Rob Henry; 3. Randy Lamar; 4. Brandon Loos; 5. Terry Stevens;
Heat #3: 1. Brandon Setser; 2. Trey Grimm; 3. Joe Nemitz; 4. Mike Goben;
Feature: 1. Keith Blum; 2. Doug Burkhead; 3. Randy Lamar; 4. Rob Henry; 5. Brandon Setser; 6. Mike Haines; 7. Trey Grimm; 8. Mike Goben; 9. Jake Morris; 10. Jacob Copley; 11. Joe Nemitz; 12. Dan Anderson; 13. Nick Groth; 14. Marshall Nickolay; 15. Mike Adam; 16. Terry Stevens; 17. Brandon Loos; (1-DNS);
Nostalgia Stock Car Racing Club
Heat #1: 1. Jeff Walker; 2. Brandon Ramar; 3. Keith Lucas; 4. David Moore; 5. Austin Lipe;
Heat #2: 1. John Ryan; 2. Justin Rutledge; 3. Bob Mitchell; 4. Mark Claeys; 5. Kyle Davis;
Heat #3: 1. Tim Bader; 2. Mike Loughren; 3. Jamie Huff; 4. Doug McIntire;
Feature: 1. Jeff Walker; 2. Justin Rutledge; 3. Mark Claeys; 4. Randy Lucas; 5. John Ryan; 6. Tim Bader; 7. Kyle Davis; 8. David Moore; 9. Austin Lipe; 10. Matt Ramar; 11. Wally Stodghill; 12. Mark Davis; 13. Doug McIntire; 14. Keith Lucas; 15. Bob Mitchell; 16. Brandon Ramar; 17. Mike Loughren; 18. Jamie Huff; (3-DNS);