Mod Madness victory to Cayden Carter
by Mike McGuire
DAVENPORT, Ia. (May 18, 2018) – Oskaloosa, Iowa racer Cayden Carter took home the big check from the Davenport Speedway Friday night. IMCA Mod Madness brought 114 cars to the pit area making for a full and exciting night of stock car racing action.
Carter earned the victory and the $2,000 payday. Cayden took the lead of the 50-lap main three times, including leading the last sixteen laps. Previously Carter’s best finish at Mod Madness came in 2016, with a ninth place result.
The main event started with Eric Barnes of Colona, Illinois taking the early lead. Barnes and Carter would race side-by-side for a couple laps, with Carter taking the lead after a lap nine restart. Lap thirteen would see Justin Kay of Wheatland take the lead on the highside.
In lapped traffic, Carter was able to regain the top spot, but a lap later, the yellow flag waved again. On the lap twenty-seven restart, Kay again took the lead.
After back to back cautions at lap thirty-one, the high groove seemed to go away. Carter reeled in Kay again and took the lead for good. Kay finished in second, while Kyle Brown had to hold off a charging Richie Gustin for third. Eric Barnes completed the first five.
Barnes, Kurt Kile, Bruce Hanford, Rob Toland, and Bryce Garnhart won the modified heat races. B-main wins went to Gustin, Chris Zogg, and Austin Moyer.
The Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model feature was marred by a six car pile-up on the opening lap. All drivers involved were able to walk away from the crash. The same could not be said for their cars.
When the race finally stayed green, Joe Ross led a couple laps before Andy Nezworski came to the point. Andy led the rest of the way to the checkers. Justin Kay nipped Matt Ryan in the last two laps to take second. Ryan placed third, followed by Terry Neal and Ross.
The Koehler Electric Street Stock feature went to Jeff Struck Jr., his third win already this year. Struck got under early race leader Gene Ehlers on lap ten. Ehlers finshed second. Rob Nylin, Austin Riggs, and Brad Tyler finished third through fifth in that order.
The Hawkeye Auto IMCA SportMod feature was halted by rain after only two laps. The balance of this race will be made-up next Friday.
Next Friday is School’s Out Kid’s Night at the Davenport Speedway. Children 12 and under, get free admission with a paid adult. Bike races for kids will be held during intermission.
May 18, 2018 –
IMCA Mod Madness
Heat #1: 1. Kurt Kile; 2. Brian Harris; 3. Kyle Brown; 4. Doug Crampton; 5. Todd Malmstrom;
Heat #2: 1. Bruce Hanford; 2. Kyle Montgomery; 3. Jaden Fryer; 4. Austin Moyer; 5. Chris Zogg;
Heat #3: 1. Rob Toland; 2. Tyler Madigan; 3. Jordan Hicks; 4. Richie Gustin; 5. Jeff Aikey;
Heat #4: 1. Eric Barnes; 2. Colby Springsteen; 3. Cayden Carter; 4. Criag Crawford; 5. Terry Rentfro;
Heat #5: 1. Bryce Garnhart; 2. Justin Kay; 3. Milo Veloz; 4. TJ Patz; 5. Chris Lawrence;
Semi #1: 1. Chris Zogg; 2. Bob Dominacki; 3. John Ahlers; 4. Craig Crawford; 5. Chris Lawrence;
Semi #2: 1. Austin Moyer; 2. Tyler Droste; 3. Jeff Aikey; 4. David Brown; 5. Mitch Morris;
Semi #3: 1. Richie Gustin; 2. Brad Dierks; 3. Matt Werner; 4. Jaosn Pershy; 5. Todd Malmstrom;
Feature: 1. Cayden Carter; 2. Justin Kay; 3. Kyle Brown; 4. Richie Gustin; 5. Eric Barnes; 6. Tyler Droste; 7. Jeff Aikey; 8. Tyler Madigan; 9. Bruce Hanford; 10. Austin Moyer; 11. Brian Harris; 12. Jaden Fryer; 13. Kyle Montgomery; 14. Chris Zogg; 15. Rob Toland; 16. Bryce Garnhart; 17. Brad Dierks; 18. John Ahlers; 19. Kurt Kile; 20. Jordan Hicks; 21. Colby Springsteen; 22. Milo Veloz; 23. Matt Werner; 24. Bob Dominacki;
IMCA Late Models
Heat #1: 1. Matt Ryan; 2. Chad Holladay; 3. Andy Nezworski; 4. Terry Neal; 5. Shawn Mulvany;
Heat #2: 1. Chuck Hanna; 2. Justin Kay; 3. Joe Ross; 4. Rob Toland; 5. Chad Coyne;
Feature: 1. Andy Nezworski; 2. Justin Kay; 3. Matt Ryan; 4. Terry Neal; 5. Joe Ross; 6. Chad Coyne; 7. Ryan Claeys; 8. Joe Beal; 9. Jeff Tharp; 10. Rob Toland; 11. Todd VanTassel; 12. Chuck Hanna; 13. Chad Holladay; 14. Shawn Mulvany; 15. Dave Stichter; 16. Tim Simpson;
Heat #1: 1. Jesse Owen; 2. Jeffrey Peterson; 3. Bryan Ritter; 4. Rob Nylin; 5. Gene Ehlers;
Heat #2: 1. Jeff Struck Jr.; 2. Rick Zaruba; 3. Justin Skiles; 4. Mike Anderson; 5. Brad Tyler;
Feature: 1. Jeff Struck Jr.; 2. Gene Ehlers; 3. Rob Nylin; 4. Austin Riggs; 5. Brad Tyler; 6. Jesse Owen; 7. Justin Skiles; 8. Matt Gilchrist; 9. Erick Turner; 10. Landon Grage; 11. Chase Zaruba; 12. Bryan Ritter; 13. Jeffrey Peterson; 14. Rick Zaruba; 15. Al Gray;
Heat #1: 1. Tony Olson; 2. Andrew Burk; 3. Jacob Copley; 4. Mike Goben; 5. Marcus Ostofi;
Heat #2: 1. Jared Waterman; 2. Brandon Setser; 3. Matt Fulton; 4. 05; 5. Brandon Jewell;
Heat #3: 1. Keith Blum; 2. DustinSchram; 3. Dan Anderson; 4. Mitch Strayer; 5. Joe Nemitz;
Heat #4: 1. Troy Wages; 2. Randy Lamar; 3. Chance Huston; 4. Jake Morris; 5. Mike Haines;
Semi #1: 1. Joe Grant; 2. Brandt Cole; 3. Joe Nemitz; 4. Marcus Ostofi; 5. Jeff Haines;
Semi #2: 1. Brandon Jewell; 2. Justin Veloz; 3. Henry Carson; 4. Gage Neal; 5. Trey Grimm;
Feature: – rained out after 2 laps – balance of this race will be made-up next Friday