Chase Junghans dominates Davenport MLRA event
by Mike McGuire DAVENPORT, Ia. (April 19, 2019) – Chase Junghans led all thirty laps en route to victory Friday, in the Lucas Oil MLRA race held at the Davenport Speedway. Chase was never tested in the feature, despite a couple cautions that came midway through the race. Chase led all the way to the checkers and also won his heat race. Jordan Yaggy and Hudson O’Neal had a fierce battle for second throughout much of the race. In the final ten laps, O’Neal secured the spot and started to pull away from Yaggy, who would finished third. The winners of the last two MLRA races at Davenport, Chad and Chris Simpson moved up through the field, after the cautions. The brothers would finish fourth and fifth respectively. Bobby Pierce was third, until becoming one of the mid-race cautions, would recover to finish seventh. Drivers from seven states took part in the Lucas Oil MLRA Late Model event.
Jeff Larson would jump out to an early lead in the Modified main. Larson held off Justin Kay down the stretch for the win. Kay finished second. Third went to Travis Denning, while Chris Zogg and Eric Barnes rounded out the top five. A front row starting spot was all Tyler Soppe needed to win the SportMod feature. Soppe led flag to flag for the win. Curtis VanDerWal came from a fifth row starting spot to make a race out of it, but would have to settle for second. Finishing third was Ryan Walker, followed by Jarrett Franzen and Jerry Miles, in that order. Jeff Struck Jr. cruised to victory in Street Stock action. Cary Brown led the first lap of the feature, before Struck took control. Jesse Owen finished second, followed by Cary Brown, Erick Turner, and Austin Riggs. DRT TRAK Racing returns to racing tomorrow, when the Deery Brothers Summer Series travels to Cedar County Raceway in Tipton. For more information, visit our website, “drttrakracing.com”. Results:Davenport Speedway
April 19, 2019 – Lucas Oil MLRA Late ModelsHeat #1: 1. Will Vault; 2. Hudsonon O’Neal; 3. Chad Simpson; 4. Chris Simpson; 5. Payton Looney;Heat #2: 1. Jordan Yaggy; 2. Bobby Pierce; 3. Dennis Erb; 4. Jake Neal; 5. Jay Johnson;Heat #3: 1. Chase Junghans; 2. Jeremy Grady; 3. Jesse Stovall; 4. Logan Martin; 5. Brian Shirley;Feature: 1. Chase Junghans; 2. Hudson O’Neal; 3. Jordan Yaggy; 4. Chad Simpson; 5. Chris Simpson; 6. Will Vault; 7. Bobby Pierce; 8. Brian Shirley; 9. Jesse Stovall; 10. Kyle Bronson; 11. Dennis Erb; 12. Logan Martin; 13. Payton Looney; 14. Jason Feger; 15. Mitch McGrath; 16. Jake Neal; 17. JC Wyman; 18. Justin Reed; 19. Joseph Gorby; 20. Jay Johnson; 21. Jonathan Brauns; 22. Jeremy Grady; 23. Dave Eckrich; 24. Skip Frey;
ModifiedsHeat #1: 1. Jeff Larson; 2. Travis Denning; 3. Eric Barnes; 4. Brandon Durbin; 5. Chris Zogg;Feature: 1. Jeff Larson; 2. Justin Kay; 3. Travis Denning; 4. Chris Zogg; 5. Eric Barnes; 6. Wyatt Block; 7. Brandon Durbin; 8. Steve Johnson; 9. Bob Dominacki;
Street Stocks Heat #1: 1. Jeff Struck Jr.; 2. Cary Brown; 3. Jesse Owen; 4. Erick Turner; 5. Austin Riggs;Feature: 1. Jeff Struck Jr.; 2. Jesse Owen; 3. Cary Brown; 4. Erick Turner; 5. Austin Riggs;
Sport Mods Heat #1: 1. Curtis VanDerWal; 2. Tyler Soppe; 3. Jerry Miles; 4. Tony Olson; 5. Randy Lamar;Heat #2: 1. Ryan Walker; 2. Austin Heacock; 3. Kevin Goben; 4. Nick Aupperle; 5. Trey Grimm;Feature: 1. Tyler Soppe; 2. Curtis VanDerWal; 3. Ryan Walker; 4. Jarrett Franzen; 5. Jerry Miles; 6. Austin Heacock; 7. Randy Lamar; 8. Trey Grimm; 9. Doug Burkhead; 10. Kevin Goben; 11. Tony Olson; 12. Mitch Current; 13. Nick Aupperle;