2012 – a SPECIAL season at Davenport Speedway

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

“Special” is the word for 2012 racing season at the Davenport Speedway. The dirt track at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, will host at least six races that pay $2,000-to-win or more, this year and a number of other special events.

The first big payday will be Friday, April 13th, when the cars and stars of the Corn Belt Clash racing series compete on the big half-mile track. The CBC open late models will be joined by IMCA late models, IMCA modifieds, and street stocks.

The following Friday, April 20th, the Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models will make their first of two treks to Davenport, in 2012. The Deery Brothers Summer Series returns on September 22nd, for the All-Star Classic, which is also the final event of the Deery Brothers season.

Support classes at the Davenport Speedway will also get their chance to shine in 2012. Open wheel stockers will battle for a big payday on May 25th, at the IMCA Modified Madness 50.  Street Stocks take center stage on July 13th, with the running of the Street Stock 50. 4-Stocks will be the highlighted class August 10th, at the 4-Stock 50. The feature winner at each of these events will earn a cool $2,000.

The “special” season features several first-time events at Davenport. In addition to the Corn Belt Clash race, the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders will appear on September 7th, and the inaugural Night of Destruction at Davenport will be held on September 15th. The Night of Destruction is a combination of cheater’s races for the weekly classes and the ever-popular trailer race.

Other items of note at the Davenport Speedway this season are Powder Puff races on May 4th, Mechanic races on July 6th, and three visits by the Midwest Jalopies on May 18th, June 8th, and July 20th.

DRT TRAK Racing Inc., is giving racers and fans an opportunity to prepare for the 2012 season. A car show and open practice is scheduled for April 7th, with an additional practice session on April 14th.

For more information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit our website at www.drttrak.com, or call (563) 652-5302.

2012 Davenport Speedway Schedule

Davenport Speedway - Friday Night Racing at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport, IA.

1/4 mile oval dirt track.   Pit Gate opens at 4:30 p.m. Grandstand Gate opens at 5:00 p.m.  Hot Laps start at 6:30 p.m. Racing starts at 7:00 p.m.

April     7         Car Show & Practice (Saturday - info TBA)

April    13        Spring Fever on the 1/2 Mile Cornbelt Clash –

Open Late Models, IMCA Late Models, IMCA Mods, and DTR Street Stock

April    14        Practice  1pm - 5pm (Saturday)

April    20        IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series –

Also, Street Stock, IMCA Mods, 4-Stocks

April    27        Koehler Electric Season Points Opener

 May    4          Weekly Points Race - Powder Puff

May     11        Weekly Points Race

May     18        Schools Out Kids Night - guests Midwest Jalopies

May     25        IMCA Modified Madness 50 - $2,000 to win - with Weekly Points Races on other classes

June     1          Kile Motorsports Night - Weekly Points Race

June     8          Weekly Points Race - guests Midwest Jalopies

June     15        NO RACES

June     22        Mid-Season Championship - Draw-redraw - Back row challenge

June     29        Kids Night

July      6          Weekly Points Race - Mechanic Races

July      13        Street Stock 50 - $2,000 to win - with Weekly Points Races on other classes

July      20        Weekly Points Race - guests Midwest Jalopies

July      27        NO RACES - MVF Set up

August 3          NO RACES - MVF

August 10        4-Stock 50 - $2,000 to win - with Weekly Points Races on other classes

August             17        Back to School Kids Night

August 24        Season Championship - Top 10 line-up by points - Back Row Challenge

August 31        NO RACES

Sept.   7           Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders

Sept.    14        Night of Destruction - Cheater/Trailer Races

Sept.    22        All Star Classic -  on the 1/2 mile (Saturday)Classes TBA