by Mike McGuire
DAVENPORT, Ia. (May 24, 2013) – Darin Duffy now has another fond memory of the Davenport Speedway. Duffy won a Deery Brothers Late Model race at Davenport several years ago. Friday night, the Hazelton, Iowa racer added an epic win in the IMCA Modified Madness 50.
Duffy started third and took the lead on lap two from Cayden Carter. Duffy, Carter, and Richie Gustin would soon be locked in a battle for the lead that lasted for about 15 laps. When the caution flag flew on lap twenty, it was for Duffy, who had to restart at the rear of the field.
Gustin, who had started 13th, took over the lead and would top the field until lap 38. Duffy had quickly worked his way back through the field and re-took the lead. Gustin and Duffy continued to battle until the final lap, when Gustin’s racecar erupted into flames coming out of turn four.
Duffy claimed the victory. Kelly Meyer passed the slowing Gustin for second. Gustin blazed across the finishline for third, followed by Steve Stewart and Dan Klatt.
IMCA Modified heat wins went to Carter, Tony VonDresky, Joe Beal, and Ray Cox Jr. The two semi-features were won by Richie Gustin and Colt Mather.
Justin Kay of Wheatland, delivered a stellar performance in the Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model feature. Kay’s visit to victory lane comes on the heels of two top five finishes at last weeks’ half-mile special.
Andy Nezworski led the first three laps of the late model race before yielding to Rob Toland. Toland would hold the lead for the next eight circuits, when Kay grabbed the lead. Once out in front, Kay drove away from the field, en route to the checkers.
Toland finished second with Nezworski third. Todd Malmstrom and Ray Guss Jr. rounded out the top five.
Cary Brown captured a long awaited feature win in the Koehler Electric Street Stock main. Brown took off from his front row starting spot and never looked back. Behind Cary was an intense battle for second place. Gerald Ward worked his way to the runner-up spot but needed a few more laps to mount a challenge for the lead. Dan Anderson finished third, followed by Jeremy Gustaf and Chad Coyne.
Austin Moyer made his Davenport debut pay off, by taking the win in the Hawkeye Auto IMCA SportMod feature. Bryce Garnhart led the first nine laps of the race, with Eric Pollard in front on lap ten. Moyer squeezed his way to the lead on the next lap and went on for the victory. Garnhart took second, followed by Ryan Schilling, Eric Pollard, and Jarrett Franzen.
Aaron Hitt added another victory to collection in the Roto-Rooter 4-Stocks. Aaron took the lead from Gage Neal on lap three and led the rest of the way to the checkers. Zach Dahl made a late charge to finish second. Neal finished third, ahead of Mike Morrow and Wade Dahl.
Next Friday, May 31st, is Kile Motorsports Night at the Davenport Speedway. It is also the first Kid’s Night of the season, as the races on May 10th were rained out.
May 24, 2013
IMCA Modified Madness 50
Heat 1: 1. Cayden Carter; 2. Bob Dominacki; 3. Kelly Meyer; 4. Dan Klatt; 5. Todd Dykema;
Heat 2: 1. Tony VonDresky; 2. Josh Starr; 3. David Imming; 4. Doug Crampton; 5. Steve Stewart;
Heat 3: 1. Joe Beal; 2. Mitch Morris; 3. Jason Masengarb; 4. Jake Bowman; 5. Craig Crawford;
Heat 4: 1. Ray Cox Jr.; 2. Thad Wilson; 3. Darin Duffy; 4. Colt Mather; 5. Matt Stein;
Semi #1: 1. Richie Gustin; 2. Jake Bowman; 3. Jarod Struss; 4. Dan Klatt; 5. Terry Rentfro;
Semi #2: 1. Colt Mather; 2. Steve Stewart; 3. Doug Crampton; 4. Matt Gansen; 5. Dan Chapman;
Feature: 1. Darin Duffy; 2. Kelly Meyer; 3. Richie Gustin; 4. Steve Stewart; 5. Dan Klatt; 6. Doug Crampton; 7. Tony VonDresky; 8. Mitch Morris; 9. Joe Beal; 10. Matt Gansen; 11. Jason Masengarb; 12. David Imming; 13. Thad Wilson; 14. Bob Dominacki; 15. Jarod Struss; 16. Cayden Carter; 17. Colt Mather; 18. Jake Bowman; 19. Josh Starr; 20. Ray Cox Jr.;
IMCA Late Models
Heat 1: 1. Todd Malmstrom; 2. Doug Nigh; 3. Mike Murphy Jr.; 4. Mike Guldenpfennig; 5. Matt Ryan;
Heat 2: 1. Justin Kay; 2. Ray Guss Jr.; 3. Andy Nezworski; 4. Rob Toland; 5. Mike Zemo Jr.;
Heat 3: 1. Spencer Diercks; 2. Nate Bueseling; 3. LeRoy Brenner; 4. Stephan Kammerer; 5. Chuck Hanna;
Feature: 1. Justin Kay; 2. Rob Toland; 3. Andy Nezworski; 4. Todd Malmstrom; 5. Ray Guss Jr.; 6. Stephan Kammerer; 7. Nate Bueseling; 8. Matt Ryan; 9. Mike Murphy Jr.; 10. Spencer Diercks; 11. Chuck Hanna; 12. Mike Zemo Jr.; 13. Gary Webb; 14. Justin Diercks; 15. Dave Stichter; 16. Duane Christisen; 17. Ryan Claeys; 18. Joe Ross; 19. LeRoy Brenner; 20. Doug Nigh; 21. Mike Guldenpfennig; 22. Kelly Pestka;
Heat 1: 1. Cary Brown; 2. Perry Gellerstedt; 3. Bryan Ritter; 4. Chad Coyne; 5. Nick Claussen;
Heat 2: 1. Dan Anderson; 2. Jeremy Marquette; 3. Jeremy Gustaf; 4. Gerald Ward; 5. Eric Sanders;
Feature: 1. Cary Brown; 2. Gerald Ward; 3. Dan Anderson; 4. Jeremy Gustaf; 5. Chad Coyne; 6. Bryan Ritter; 7. Perry Gellerstedt; 8. Tim Hazen; 9. Eric Sanders; 10. Erick Turner; 11. Jeremy Marquette;
IMCA Sport Mods
Heat 1: 1. Austin Moyer; 2. Bryce Evanhart; 3. Dustin Smith; 4. Schilling; 5. Andy Wagener;
Heat 2: 1. Doug Burkhead; 2. Jarrett Franzen; 3. Eric Pollard; 4. Jake Morris; 5. Jake Montoya;
Feature: 1. Austin Moyer; 2. Bryce Garnhart; 3. Ryan Schilling; 4. Eric Pollard; 5. Jarrett Franzen; 6. Jake Montoya; 7. Jake Morris; 8. Andy Wagener; 9. Dustin Smith; 10. Brandon Jewell; 11. Doug Burkhead;
Heat 1: 1. Aaron Hitt; 2. Zach Dahl; 3. Gage Neal; 4. Mike Morrow; 5. Steve Spiker;
Heat 2: 1. Jason Blocker; 2. Brandon Setser; 3. Brandon Dahl; 4. Drew Wise; 5. Wade Dahl;
Feature: 1. Aaron Hitt; 2. Zach Dahl; 3. Gage Neal; 4. Mike Morrow; 5. Wade Dahl; 6. Brandon Dahl; 7. Dillon Baldauf; 8. Justin Schroeder; 9. Allen Morris; 10. Drew Wise; 11. Jason Blocker; 12. Brandon Setser; 13. Ken Stogdell; 14. Steve Spiker;