Hurst, Montgomery, Sanders, and Soppe score Mid-Season wins at Davenport
by Carrie Rouse
by Mike McGuire
DAVENPORT, Ia. (June 23, 2017) – Mid-Season Championships were on tap Friday night at the Davenport Speedway. It was a beautiful night for racing and a great night for a low draw as all classes used a draw/re-draw format.
Jeremiah Hurst won his heat race and drew the number one chip for the Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model feature. Hurst then used his front row start to lead all twenty-five laps for his first win at Davenport this year. Matt Ryan, who also started in the front row, closed in on Hurst in traffic, but was unable to make a bid for the lead.
Following Hurst and Ryan to the checkers was Rob Toland, who started in the fifth row. Andy Nezworski finished fourth and Chuck Hanna fifth in a race that went caution-free.
Hurst and Ryan were late model heat winners.
Brad Montgomery made it two straight wins in the Eriksen Chevrolet IMCA Modified division. Just like last week Brad led all twenty laps for the win. Tony VonDresky moved up a couple of spots to finish second, while Matt Werner held off a charging Milo Veloz Jr. to take third. Veloz and Craig Crawford completed the first five. The twenty lap feature was slowed only once by caution.
Veloz, Mitch Morris, and Doug Crampton all won modified heat races.
Eric Sanders led flag to flag for the win in Koehler Electric Street Stock action. Sanders had to fend off last week’s winner Brandon Setser throughout several restarts to earn the win. The victory was his first at Davenport. Setser held on for second with Jeff Struck Jr. third. Nick Hixson and Cary Brown rounded out the top five.
Tyler Soppe didn’t draw the number one chip for the Hawkeye Auto IMCA SportMod feature. He drew number two, but the result was the same. Soppe led all fifteen laps of the main, which was the closest race of the night.
Tony Olson started fifth and hounded Soppe throughout the race. Olson got inside Soppe on lap thirteen. The two cars were door to door, but Olson could not make the move stick. Tony finished second followed by Dustin Schram, Jarrett Franzen, and Jason Doyle, in that order.
Next Friday, June 30th, the point racing action continues at the Davenport Speedway. Our special attraction for the night will be Powder Puff Races.
June 23, 2017 –
IMCA Late Models
Heat #1: 1. Matt Ryan; 2. Andy Nezworski; 3. Chuck Hanna; 4. Gary Webb; 5. Mike Cothron;
Heat #2: 1. Jeremiah Hurst; 2. Don Pataska; 3. Dave Stichter; 4. Rob Toland; 5. Bobby Toland;
Feature: 1. Jeremiah Hurst; 2. Matt Ryan; 3. Rob Toland; 4. Andy Nezworski; 5. Chuck Hanna; 6. Jeff Tharp; 7. Gary Webb; 8. Don Pataska; 9. Joe Beal; 10. Brunson Behning; 11. Dave Stichter; 12. Bobby Toland; 13. Mike Cothron;
Heat #1: 1. Milo Veloz Jr.; 2. Matt Werner; 3. TJ Patz; 4. Brad Montgomery; 5. Rob Toland;
Heat #2: 1. Mitch Morris; 2. Bryce Garnhart; 3. Tony VonDresky; 4. Stephan Kammerer; 5. Scott Olson;
Heat #3: 1. Doug Crampton; 2. Rob McDonald; 3. Rick Hixson; 4. Craig Crawford; 5. Bob Dominacki;
Feature: 1. Brad Montgomery; 2. Tony VonDresky; 3. Matt Werner; 4. Milo Veloz Jr.; 5. Craig Crawford; 6. Bryce Garnhart; 7. Stephan Kammerer; 8. Mitch Morris; 9. Doug Crampton; 10. Bob Dominacki; 11. Rick Ratliff; 12. TJ Patz; 13. Dan Helm; 14. Rick Hixson; 15. Rob McDonald; 16. Mike Hirst; 17. Rob Dominacki; 18. Rob Toland; 19. Scott Olson; (3-DNS)
Heat #1: 1. Brandon Setser; 2. Nick Hixson; 3. Eric Sanders; 4. Bryan Ritter; 5. Erick Turner;
Heat #2: 1. Jesse Owen; 2. Jeff Struck Jr.; 3. Tony Baker; 4. Randy Lamar; 5. Kori Murphy;
Feature: 1. Eric Sanders; 2. Brandon Setser; 3. Jeff Struck Jr.; 4. Nick Hixson; 5. Cary Brown; 6. Randy Lamar; 7. Bryan Ritter; 8. Tony Baker; 9. Brian Wiseman; 10. Erick Turner; 11. Kori Murphy; 12. Jesse Owen;
Heat #1: 1. Tony Olson; 2. Jarrett Franzen; 3. Rick Wages; 4. Jason Doyle; 5. Erick Turner;
Heat #2: 1. Jake Morris; 2. Jaden Fryer; 3. Dustin Schram; 4. Tyler Soppe; 5. Joe Nemitz;
Heat #3: 1. Keith Blum; 2. Doug Burkhead; 3. Jacob Arp; 4. Mike Haines; 5. Henry Carson;
Feature: 1. Tyler Soppe; 2. Tony Olson; 3. Dustin Schram; 4. Jarrett Franzen; 5. Jason Doyle; 6. Jared Waterman; 7. Jake Morris; 8. Mike Haines; 9. Doug Burkhead; 10. Jacob Arp; 11. Rick Wages; 12. Nick Groth; 13. Jaden Fryer; 14. Justin Yarolem; 15. John Brandies; 16. Henry Carson; 17. Nick Coates; 18. Cam Goben; 19. Joe Grant; 20. Jake Whittington; 21. Mike Goben; 22. Joe Nemitz; 23. Rance Powell; 24. Keith Blum; 25. Jeff Haines;
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