Struck takes home Street Stock Cash at Davenport
by Mike McGuire
DAVENPORT, Ia. (July 20, 2018) – The Street Stock Clash was the featured event Friday at the Davenport Speedway. Davenport racer Jeff Struck Jr. took home the trophy and the $2,000 top prize.
The 50-lap main started with Dwayne Smith Jr. leading lap one. Struck would take the lead on lap two and hold it through the race’s seven caution flags and restarts. The final caution came with forty-three laps complete. Struck lost the lead to Smith, on lap 46. A lap later, Struck was back on top. Jeff would lead the remainder of the race. Smith took second with Nick Hixson finishing third. Jeremy Gustaf and Justin Skiles were fourth and fifth respectively.
Street Stock heat wins went to Jeff Struck Jr., Dwayne Smith Jr., and Jeremy Gustaf.
Chuck Hanna picked up his fourth Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model feature win of the season. Chuck drove to the front on lap fifteen, passing early race leader Shawn Mulvany. Once in the lead Hanna would start to pull away from the rest of the field. Matt Ryan charged forward to finish second with Jeremiah Hurst taking third. Andy Nezworski and Shawn Mulvany rounded out the top five.
Chris Zogg captured his first Eriksen Chevrolet IMCA Modified feature win of the season. Zogg took the lead on lap seven when he took Todd Dykema and Doug Crampton three-wide. Zogg had built up a full straightaway lead as the caution came out with two to go. The yellow would fly three more time as the field tried to get the final two laps in the books. Zogg lost the lead on one of those restarts, but not the one that counted. Chis made it to the checkers in first. Bryce Garnhart took second, followed by Doug Crampton, Brandon Durbin, and Eric Barnes.
The Hawkeye Auto IMCA SportMod feature was run last, so it was only fitting that their finish was the closest of the evening. Jacob Copley led the feature from the drop of the green flag. On the final lap however, Jared Waterman came flying around on the high side. The pair crossed the line side by side, with the scorers giving the nod to Waterman. The win was his second of the season. Copley was scored in second, followed by Mike Goben, Jarrett Franzen, and Joe Grant, in that order.
The next weekly racing program at the Davenport Speedway will be Friday, August 10th, after the run of the Mississippi Valley Fair. Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks and SportMods, will be racing for track points. We will also have Powder Puff races as an added attraction.
July 20, 2018 –
Street Stock Clash
Heat #1: 1. Jeff Struck Jr.; 2. Kevin Goben; 3. Nick Hixson; 4. Mike Anderson; 5. Joe Bonney;
Heat #2: 1. Jeremy Gustaf; 2. Rob Nylin; 3. Andrew Burk; 4. Gene Ehlers; 5. Justin Skiles;
Heat #3: 1. Dwayne Smith Jr.; 2. Damon Murty; 3. George Spence III; 4. Donnie Louck; 5. Kyle Hickenbottom;
Feature: 1. Jeff Struck Jr.; 2. Dwayne Smith Jr.; 3. Nick Hixson; 4. Jeremy Gustaf; 5. Justin Skiles; 6. Mike Anderson; 7. Jesse Owen; 8. Gene Ehlers; 9. Erick Turner; 10. Damon Murty; 11. Bryan Ritter; 12. Brian Wiseman; 13. Nick Claussen; 14. Rob Nylin; 15. Nick Lawrence; 16. Kyle Hickenbottom; 17. Kori Murphy; 18. Donnie Louck; 19. Rick Zaruba; 20. Andrew Burk; 21. Kevin Goben; 22. George Spence III; 23. Joe Bonney; 24. Jeff Shadden; 25. Dallon Murty; 26. Al Gray; 27. Austin Riggs; 28. Mark Anderson;
IMCA Late Models
Heat #1: 1. Matt Ryan; 2. Jeremiah Hurst; 3. Gary Webb; 4. Chuck Hanna; 5. Shawn Mulvany;
Heat #2: 1. Andy Nezworski; 2. Rob Toland; 3. Eric Sanders; 4. Todd Malmstrom; 5. Kevin Dickey;
Feature: 1. Chuck Hanna; 2. Matt Ryan; 3. Jeremiah Hurst; 4. Andy Nezworski; 5. Shawn Mulvany; 6. Gary Webb; 7. Rob Toland; 8. Eric Sanders; 9. Chad Coyne; 10. Kevin Dickey; 11. Cord Williams; 12. Todd Malmstrom; (1-DNS);
Heat #1: 1. Doug Crampton; 2. Chris Zogg; 3. Eric Barnes; 4. Austin Moyer; 5. Derek Wilson;
Heat #2: 1. Bryce Garnhart; 2. Terry Rentfro; 3. Rick Hixson; 4. Todd Dykema; 5. John Ahlers;
Heat #3: 1. Jason Pershy; 2. Bob Dominacki; 3. Brandon Durbin; 4. Matt Werner; 5. Craig Crawford;
Feature: 1. Chris Zogg; 2. Bryce Garnhart; 3. Doug Crampton; 4. Brandon Durbin; 5. Eric Barnes; 6. Todd Dykema; 7. Bob Dominacki; 8. Greg Durbin; 9. Bruce Hanford; 10. Craig Crawford; 11. Derek Wilson; 12. Terry Rentfro; 13. John Ahlers; 14. Mike Hirst; 15. Bruce Fosdyck Sr.; 16. Austin Moyer; 17. Rick Hixson; 18. Matt Werner; 19. Jason Pershy;
Heat #1: 1. Jacob Copley; 2. Justin Becker; 3. Rance Powell; 4. Dan Anderson; 5. Mike Adam;
Heat #2: 1. Mike Goben; 2. Jarrett Franzen; 3. Brandt Cole; 4. Doug Burkhead; 5. Mitch Strayer;
Heat #3: 1. Joe Grant; 2. Jared Waterman; 3. Brandon Setser; 4. Trey Grimm; 5. Randy Farrell;
Feature: 1. Jared Waterman; 2. Jacob Copley; 3. Mike Goben; 4. Jarrett Franzen; 5. Joe Grant; 6. Doug Burkhead; 7. Rance Powell; 8. Mike Adam; 9. Dan Anderson; 10. James Thompson; 11. Brandon Setser; 12. Trey Grimm; 13. Brandt Cole; 14. Joe Nemitz; 15. Mitch Strayer; 16. Randy Lamar; 17. Matt Speidel; 18. Richard Yerian; 19. Justin Becker; 20. Mike Haines; 21. Keith Blum; 22. Garren Haines; 23. Randy Farrell;