Toland scores late model win at Davenport
by Carrie Rouse
by Mike McGuire
DAVENPORT, Ia. (June 16, 2017) – Points racing was tops on the agenda Friday at the Davenport Speedway. With just one week before Mid-Season, the racing, the temperature, and the tempers were all running a little hot.
Rob Toland dominated the Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model feature. Toland took the lead from his son on lap four of the twenty-five lapper and never looked back.
Toland had built a sizeable lead when the caution flag flew. A three-car pile-up with three laps remaining scrambled the field. Chuck Hanna got a great restart and chased Toland to the checkered flag. Matt Ryan recovered from the caution to finish third. Mike Cothron and Andy Nezworski completed the top five.
Brad Montgomery scored a long-awaited win in the Eriksen Chevrolet IMCA Modified main. Montgomery started on the outside pole and led all twenty laps for the win. Bryce Garnhart and Doug Crampton put the pressure on Brad during the second half of the race. However they would finish second and third respectively. Bruce Hanford and Jason Pershy completed the first five.
Brandon Setser captured his second Koehler Electric Street Stock feature of the season. Eric Sanders used a front row starting spot to lead the first eight laps of the main. On a lap nine restart, Sanders got sandwiched by Nick Hixson and Brandon Setser, with Setser coming away with the lead. Brandon led the rest of the way to the checkers.
Cary Brown emerged from the pack to take second, with Jeff Struck Jr. third. Dwayne Smith Jr. finished fourth, just ahead of Jesse Owen.
The Hawkeye Auto IMCA SportMod feature started with a crash that involved half the field as the cars came to the green flag. All but one car was able to continue.
When the race resumed, Doug Burkhead jumped out to the early lead. On lap three, Jake Morris took over the lead. Jake would lead the remaining laps for his first win of the year. Tony Olson, who was in the first lap crash, came back to finish second. Doug Burkhead would finish third followed by Rance Powell and Jason Doyle.
Mid-Season Championships are next Friday, June 23rd, at the Davenport Speedway. All classes will use a draw/re-draw format.
June 16, 2017 –
IMCA Late Models
Heat #1: 1. Jeremiah Hurst; 2. Matt Ryan; 3. Bobby Toland; 4. Andy Nezworski; 5. Rob Toland;
Feature: 1. Rob Toland; 2. Chuck Hanna; 3. Matt Ryan; 4. Mike Cothron; 5. Andy Nezworski; 6. Brunson Behning; 7. Bobby Toland; 8. Jeremiah Hurst; 9. Phil Anderson;
Heat #1: 1. Jason Pershy; 2. Jordan Hicks; 3. Doug Crampton; 4. Nick Hixson; 5. Greg Durbin;
Heat #2: 1. Bryce Garnhart; 2. Stephan Kammerer; 3. Derek Wilson; 4. Brad Montgomery; 5. Craig Crawford;
Heat #3: 1. Bruce Hanford; 2. Mitch Morris; 3. Bob Dominacki; 4. Troy Rentfro; 5. Terry Rentfro;
Feature: 1. Brad Montgomery; 2. Bryce Garnhart; 3. Doug Crampton; 4. Bruce Hanford; 5. Jason Pershy; 6. Mitch Morris; 7. Bob Dominacki; 8. Greg Durbin; 9. Tony VonDresky; 10. Rick Ratliff; 11. Stephan Kammerer; 12. Scott Olson; 13. Darrin Plett; 14. Terry Rentfro; 15. Troy Rentfro; 16. Derek Wilson; 17. Rob Toland; 18. Rick Hixson; 19. Bruce Fosdyck; 20. Craig Crawford; 21. Matt Werner; 22. Jordan Hicks; 23. Keith Haislip; 24. Andre LaPorte;
Heat #1: 1. Dwayne Smith Jr.; 2. Nick Hixson; 3. Eric Sanders; 4. Bryan Ritter; 5. Nick Clauy ssen;
Heat #2: 1. Randy Lamar; 2. Brandon Setser; 3. Cary Brown; 4. Jesse Owen; 5. Jeff Struck Jr.;
Feature: 1. Brandon Setser; 2. Cary Brown; 3. Jeff Struck Jr.; 4. Dwayne Smith Jr.; 5. Jesse Owen; 6. Nick Hixson; 7. Bryan Ritter; 8. Gene Ehlers; 9. Nick Claussen; 10. Randy Lamar; 11. Erick Turner; 12. Eric Sanders; 13. Rob Nylin; 14. Kori Murphy;
Heat #1: 1. Jared Waterman; 2. Rance Powell; 3. Henry Carson; 4. Jake Whittington; 5. Randy Farrell;
Heat #2: 1. Tony Olson; 2. Jake Morris; 3. Jason Doyle; 4. Doug Burkhead; 5. Nick Groth;
Feature: 1. Jake Morris; 2. Tony Olson; 3. Doug Burkhead; 4. Rance Powell; 5. Jason Doyle; 6. Nick Groth; 7. Jake Whittington; 8. Henry Carson; 9. Mike Haines; 10. Jeff Haines; 11. Jake Gustaf; 12. Jared Waterman;
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