Waterman takes Street Stock Clash cash
by Mike McGuire
DAVENPORT, Ia. (August 19, 2016) – Jake Waterman added his name to the record books as he sped to victory in the Street Stock Clash at the Davenport Speedway. For his efforts, Jake pocketed the $2,000 first place prize.
The fifty lap main event started with Keith Blum leading the first lap, with Rick Schriner taking over on lap two. Schriner would lead the next thirty laps, surviving six restarts. On lap thirty-three, Waterman put his car into the lead and would stay there the rest of the way to the checkers.
Jerry Miles spent almost the entire race in the top five. Miles moved into second place in the final ten laps and finished in the runner-up position. Schriner held on to finish third, with Donnie Louck and Jesse Owen rounding out the top five.
Street Stock heat race wins went to Kevin Dickey, Rob Nylin, and Jimmy Comins. Randy Lamar and Brendan Driscoll won the semis.
Rob Toland powered his way to victory in the Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model feature. Toland passed Spencer Diercks for the lead on lap four of the twenty-five lapper. Matt Ryan would also get by Diercks for second. Spencer held on to finish third. Joe Zrostlik and Justin Kay completed the top five.
Ray Guss Jr. and Justin Kay were heat race winners.
The victory was Toland’s third of the season at Davenport. The loss was Kay’s first of the year in IMCA Late Model competition at the track.
In Eriksen’s IMCA Modified action, Matt Werner picked up his third straight and fourth overall feature win in 2016. The race started with pole sitter Rick Ratliff leading laps one through four. Greg Durbin took over on lap five and controlled the race until a lap fourteen restart.
That is when Werner launched his way to the lead. Werner held off Durbin in the remaining laps for the win. Durbin finished second, ahead of Bruce Hanford, Mitch Morris, and Jason Pershy, in that order.
Pershy, Hanford, and Bryce Garnhart won the mod heats. Werner and Jake Bowman won the semis.
The Hawkeye Auto IMCA Sport Mods saw a first-time winner for 2016. Tyler Soppe became the first driver, other than Tony Olson, to win a SportMod feature at Davenport since June 3rd. Soppe started tenth, and after three early cautions, he took the lead from Dan Anderson on lap two.
Olson, who started 11th, worked his way up to second, but could not catch the speedy Soppe.
Anderson held on for a third place finish. Mitch Manterach and Jake Morris would finish fourth and fifth respectively
Next Friday, August 26th, it is Season Championship Night at the Davenport Speedway. The track champions will be determined in all four weekly classes. Guest classes will be the Midwest Jalopies and the American Iron Racing Series. Time permitting we will also have mechanic races.
August 19, 2016 –
Street Stock Clash
Heat #1: 1. Kevin Dickey; 2. Donnie Louck; 3. Perry Gellerstedt; 4. Jake Waterman;
Heat #2: 1. Rob Nylin; 2. Rick Schriner; 3. Cary Brown; 4. Justin Yarolem; 5. Nick Claussen;
Heat #3: 1. Jimmy Comins; 2. Jerry Miles; 3. Erick Turner; 4. Keith Blum;
Semi #1: 1. Randy Lamar; 2. Aaron Burroughs; 3. Brandon Setser; 4. Eric Sanders; 5. Jesse Owen;
Semi #2: 1. Brendan Driscoll; 2. Nick Claussen; 3. Gene Ehlers; 4. Dustin Wilwert; 5. Tom Riggs;
Feature: 1. Jake Waterman; 2. Jerry Miles; 3. Rick Schriner; 4. Donnie Louck; 5. Jesse Owen; 6. Nick Claussen; 7. Rob Nylin; 8. Cary Brown; 9. Erick Turner; 10. Aaron Burroughs; 11. Chance Huston; 12. Jimmy Comins; 13. Brandon Setser; 14. Justin Yarolem; 15. Keith Blum; 16. Perry Gellerstedt; 17. Gene Ehlers; 18. Eric Sanders; 19. Randy Lamar; 20. Bryan Ritter; 21. Kevin Dickey; 22. Dustin Wilwert; 23. Brendan Driscoll; 24. Tom Riggs;
IMCA Late Models
Heat #1: 1. Ray Guss Jr.; 2. Spencer Diercks; 3. Mike Zemo Jr.; 4. Stephan Kammerer; 5. Jay Chenoweth;
Heat #2: 1. Justin Kay; 2. Rob Toland; 3. Matt Ryan; 4. Andy Nezworski; 5. Jow Zrostlik;
Feature: 1. Rob Toland; 2. Matt Ryan; 3. Spencer Diercks; 4. Joe Zrostlik; 5. Justin Kay; 6. Andy Nezworski; 7. Chuck Hanna; 8. Jay Chenoweth; 9. Eric Sanders; 10. Ryan Claeys; 11. Mike Zemo Jr.; 12. Bobby Toland; 13. Stephan Kammerer; 14. Ray Guss Jr.; (1-DNS);
Heat #1: 1. Jason Pershy; 2. Greg Durbin; 3. Rick Ratliff; 4. Bob Dominacki; 5. Rob Dominacki;
Heat #2: 1. Bruc Hanford; 2. Tony VonDresky; 3. Terry Rentfro; 4. Joe Beal; 5. Jake Bowman;
Heat #3: 1. Bryce Garnhart; 2. Mitch Morris; 3. Todd Hansen; 4. Rick Hixson; 5. Josh Starr;
Semi #1: 1. Matt Werner; 2. Craig Crawford; 3. Josh Starr; 4. Geroge Spence III; 5. Rob Dominacki;
Semi #2: 1. Jake Bowman; 2. Brian Webb; 3. Dave Hammond; 4. Doug Crampton; 5. Brad Montgomery;
Feature: 1. Matt Werner; 2. Greg Durbin; 3. Bruce Hanford; 4. Mitch Morris; 5. Jason Pershy; 6. Doug Crampton; 7. Bryce Garnhart; 8. Terry Rentfro; 9. Craig Crawford; 10. Bob Dominacki; 11. Jake Bowman; 12. Josh Starr; 13. Brian Webb; 14. Todd Dykema; 15. Dave Hammond; 16. Brad Montgomery; 17. Todd Hansen; 18. George Spence III; 19. Derek Wilson; 20. Rick Ratliff; 21. Tony VonDresky; 22. Rick Hixson; 23. Rob Dominacki; 24. Joe Beal;
Heat #1: 1. Mike Goben; 2. Justin Becker; 3. Aaron Hitt; 4. Mike Haines; 5. Colton Dirks;
Heat #2: 1. Tyler Soppe; 2. Tony Olson; 3. Doug Burkhead; 4. Mitch Manterach; 5. Cam Goben;
Heat #3: 1. Jake Morris; 2. Dan Anderson; 3. Henry Carson; 4. Andrew Burk; 5. Troy Rentfro;
Feature: 1. Tyler Soppe; 2. Tony Olson; 3. Dan Anderson; 4. Mitch Manterach; 5. Jake Morris; 6. Andrew Burk; 7. Doug Burkhead; 8.Justin Becker ; 9. Donnie Louck; 10. Mike Haines; 11. Henry Carson; 12. Darrell Ward; 13. Troy Rentfro; 14. Gary Rentfro; 15. Mike Goben; 16. Colton Dirks; 17. Aaron Hitt; 18. Cam Goben ; 19. Jake Steffen;