Davenport Speedway 8/19/11 Race Results
With the regular season drawing to a close, the battle for points and tempers were heated Friday night at the Davenport Speedway. When the final checkered flag fell, there were three first time winners in victory lane.
The Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Models put on an excellent show for the crowd. Pole sitter Bart Miller led lap one, with fellow front row starter, Leroy Brenner taking over on lap two. Brenner would lead until lap 18, when Kevin Blum took away the top spot. Blum’s lead would be short, as Ray Guss Jr. rocketed to the front on the high side.
As the lead duo approached lapped traffic, the slower cars were in Guss’ line. Blum would retake the lead on lap 23 and drive on to the victory, his first at Davenport this season. Guss would settle for second, with Marty Diercks third, Doug Nigh fourth, and Terry Neal fifth.
Miller, Guss, and Nate Bueseling won the heats.
There was another surprise early race leader in the EMS IMCA Modified feature. Craig Crawford from the outside pole, led until halfway in the 20-lap main. While in the lead, Crawford was working hard to hold off a charging Doug Crampton.
A lap ten caution reset the field and after the restart, Joe Beal would make his move. Beal took the point on lap eleven, and would fend off Crampton all the way to the checkers. Crampton finished second, with Matt Stein third, Bob Dominacki fourth, and Brian Bushong rounding out the top five.
Jeremy Marquette racked up another win in the Koehler Electric Street Stock class. Marquette’s seventh win on the season was probably the most unusual. Attrition and wrecks eliminated six of the eight starters by lap six. Marquette outdistanced Bryan Ritter the rest of the way to the finish.
LuJacks Northpark Auto Plaza 4 Stocks were not to be outdone in their feature. Chris James grabbed the early lead, going from fifth to first on lap one. Luke Thurness took the lead on lap seven, with Wade Dahl coming around to lead lap eight. These three drivers would battle for the lead over the next four laps, going three-wide several times.
At the checkers it was Thurness picking up his first official Davenport win of the season, with Chris James second and point leader Wade Dahl third. Brandon Dahl was fourth, with Steve Unzel fifth.
Powder Puff races were held as an added attraction. Ashley Claussen, Holly Wilson and Anna James were the winners.
Next Friday night, August 26th, is Season Championship night at the Davenport Speedway.
August 19, 2011
Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Models (23 cars)
Heat 1: 1. Nate Bueseling; 2. Doug Nigh; 3. Mike Garland; 4. Gary Webb; 5. Terry Neal;
Heat 2: 1. Ray Guss Jr.; 2. Leroy Brenner; 3. Marty Diercks; 4. Keith Pratt; 5. Matt Ryan;
Heat 3: 1. Bart Miller; 2. Stephan Kammerer; 3. Kevin Blum; 4. Joe Ross; 5. Jeff Stevens;
Feature: 1. Kevin Blum; 2. Ray Guss Jr.; 3. Marty Diercks; 4. Doug Nigh; 5. Terry Neal; 6. Leroy Brenner; 7. Gary Webb; 8. Bart Miller; 9. Keith Pratt; 10. Stephan Kammerer; 11. Matt Ryan; 12. Mike Garland; 13. Nate Bueseling; 14. Jeff Stevens; 15. Joe Ross; 16. Travis Denning; 17. Chad Patch; 18. Spencer Diercks; 19. Eric Sanders; 20. BJ Bates; 21. Mike Zemo Jr.;
EMS IMCA Modifieds (22 cars)
Heat 1: 1. Joe Beal; 2. Doug Crampton; 3. Matt Stein; 4. Sean Rupp; 5. Tim Arp;
Heat 2: 1. Dean McGee; 2. Milo Veloz Jr.; 3. Todd Dykema; 4. Brian Webb; 5. John Ahlers;
Heat 3: 1. Brian Bushong; 2. Jake Bowman; 3. Bob Dominacki; 4. Craig Crawford; 5. Mitch Morris;
Feature: 1. Joe Beal; 2. Doug Crampton; 3. Matt Stein; 4. Bob Dominacki; 5. Brian Bushong; 6. Milo Veloz Jr.; 7. John Ahlers; 8. Craig Crawford; 9. Dean McGee; 10. Jake Bowman; 11. Tim Arp; 12. Casey Voss; 13. Sean Rupp; 14. Bruce Fosdyck Jr.; 15. Brian Webb; 16. TJ Patz; 17. Eric Barnes; 18. Todd Dykema;
Koehler Electric Street Stocks (9 cars)
Heat 1: 1. RJ Gonzales; 2. Bryan Ritter; 3. Emily Gade; 4. Jeremy Marquette; 5. Nick Claussen;
Feature: 1. Jeremy Marquette; 2. Bryan Ritter; 3. RJ Gonzales; 4. Emily Gade; 5. Jake Gustaf; 6. Nick Claussen; 7. Cary Brown; 8. Tim Hazen;
LuJacks Northpark Auto Plaza 4 Stocks (13 cars)
Heat 1: 1. Chris James; 2. Wade Dahl; 3. Shawn James; 4. Kyle Rhoads;
Heat 2: 1. Brandon Dahl; 2. Luke Thurness; 3. Robert Hines; 4. Jon Scott;
Feature: 1. Luke Thurness; 2. Chris James; 3. Wade Dahl; 4. Brandon Dahl; 5. Steve Unzel; 6. Robert Hines; 7. James Parr; 8. Jon Scott; 9. Kyle Rhoads; 10. Shawn James; 11. Ray Daily;
Power Puff Winners:
Street Stock: Ashley Claussen
Modified: Holly Wilson
4 Stock: Anna James