Tolands go 1-2 at Davenport
by Carrie Rouse
by Mike McGuire
DAVENPORT, Ia. (May12, 2017) – It may be Mother’s Day weekend, but it was a father-son duo that was making the noise at the Davenport Speedway, Friday night.
Bobby Toland led twenty-three of twenty-five laps in the Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model feature, but he would not see victory lane. Coming to the white flag, his father, Rob Toland got under Bobby in turn four, took the lead, and the win. Bobby would finish second with Luke Goedert third. Andy Nezworski took fourth, followed by Matt Ryan in fifth. Jeremiah Hurst and Brunson Behning won the late model heat races.
Brandon Durbin led flag to flag for win in the Eriksen Chevrolet IMCA Modified main. Durbin protected the bottom groove throughout the race and earned the victory.
Bryce Garnhart was able to get to Durbin’s rear bumper at the white flag, but was unable to make a bid for the lead. Garnhart took second, ahead of Rick Hixson, Jason Pershy, and Rob Toland, in that order.
Jesse Owen picked up his first Davenport win of the season in Koehler Electric Street Stock action. Owen took the lead from Randy Lamar after a lap three restart and never looked back. A dandy battle for second went to Dwayne Smith Jr., with Cary Brown third. Chuck Fox and Eric Sanders rounded out the top five.
Tony Olson continued his streak in the Hawkeye Auto IMCA SportMod feature. On his birthday, Olson picked up his third win in as many races this season. Tony battled Randy Farrell for the two laps, before establishing a lead he would not relinquish. Jake Morris ran a steady race to finish second. Rance Powell, Keith Blum, and Kevin Dickey finished third through fifth respectively.
Joining the racing program on Friday was the American Iron Racing Series. It was a clean sweep for Mark Claeys as he won his heat and feature races. Second went to Dan Kessler, while Bart Miller took third.
Next Friday, May 19th, the IMCA Mod Madness 50 comes to the Davenport Speedway. A $2,000 prize awaits the winner of the modified feature. Late Models, SportMods, and Street Stocks will be competing for track points.
IMCA Late Models
Heat #1: 1. Jeremiah Hust; 2. Matt Ryan; 3. Gary Webb; 4. Andy Nezworski; 5. Bobby Toland;
Heat #2: 1. Brunson Behning; 2. Chuck Hanna; 3. Rob Toland; 4. Spencer Diercks; 5. Luke Goedert;
Feature: 1. Rob Toland; 2. Bobby Toland; 3. Luke Goedert; 4. Andy Nezworski; 5. Matt Ryan; 6. Jeremiah Hurst; 7. Brunson Behning; 8. Spencer Diercks; 9. Chuck Hanna; 10. Mike Zemo Jr.; 11. Gary Webb; 12. Mick Cothron; 13. Chad Coyne; 14. Joe Beal; 15. LeRoy Brenner;
Heat #1: 1. Brandon Durbin; 2. Bryce Garnhart; 3. Tony VonDresky; 4. Rick Hixson; 5. Derek Wilson;
Heat #2: 1. Jordan Hicks; 2. Bruce Hanford; 3. Dakota Hayden; 4. Jason Pershy; 5. Brad Montgomery;
Heat #3: 1. Mitch Morris; 2. Rob Toland; 3. Eric Barnes; 4. Troy Renfro; 5. Dan Helm;
Feature: 1. Brandon Durbin; 2. Bryce Garnhart; 3. Rick Hixson; 4. Jason Pershy; 5. Rob Toland; 6. Bruce Hanford; 7. Tony VonDresky; 8. Mitch Morris; 9. Craig Crawford; 10. Matt Werner; 11. Jordan Hicks; 12. Bob Dominacki; 13. Dakota Hayden; 14. Kory Meyer; 15. Troy Rentfro; 16. George Spence III; 17. Brad Montgomery; 18. Bruce Fosdyck; 19. Chris James; 20. Dan Helm; 21. Rick Ratliff; 22. Eric Barnes; 23. Derek Wilson; 24. Doug Crampton; 25. Scott Olson.
Heat #1: 1. Jesse Owen; 2. Rob Nylin; 3. Dwayne Smith Jr.; 4. Erick Turner; 5. Gene Ehlers;
Heat #2: 1. Randy Lamar; 2. Bryan Ritter; 3. Cary Brown; 4. Eric Sanders; 5. Randy Lamar;
Feature: 1. Jesse Owen; 2. Dwayne Smith Jr.; 3. Cary Brown; 4. Chuck Fox; 5. Eric Sanders; 6. Bryan Ritter; 7. Rob Nylin; 8. Gene Ehlers; 9. Austin Riggs; 10. Randy Lamar; 11. Jeff Struck Jr.; 12. Erick Turner; 13. Zach Huston;
Heat #1: 1. Doug Burkhead; 2. Tony Olson; 3. Keith Blum; 4. Randy Farrell; 5. Kevin Dickey;
Heat #2: 1. Jake Morris; 2. Andrew Burk; 3. Nick Groth; 4. Virgil Paul Jr.; 5. Jake Whittington;
Feature: 1. Tony Olson; 2. Jake Morris; 3. Rance Powell; 4. Keith Blum; 5. Kevin Dickey; 6. Dave Engelkens; 7. Nick Groth; 8. Jack Whittington; 9. Randy Farrell; 10. Mike Haines; 11. Virgil Paul Jr.; 12. Joe Emitz; 13. Jeff Haines; 14. Andrew Burk;
Heat #1: 1. Bart Miller; 2. Bruce Yoeger; 3. Steve Olson; 4. Kevin Fauser; 5. Kelly Meyer;
Heat #2: 1. Mark Claeys; 2. Dan Kessler; 3. Brian Gade; 4. Mike Loughren; 5. Wayne Sperry;
Feature: 1. Mark Claeys; 2. Dan Kessler; 3. Bart Miller; 4. Mike Loughren; 5. Dennis Etten;
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