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jammin
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posted May 26, 2002 09:38 AM UIN: 16262997
Guss Jr. Scores W. Liberty Bud Shootout Victory

The second night of Simmons Promotions Memorial Weekend Bud Shootout 4 day swing took place at the West Liberty Raceway on Saturday, May 25th. An outstanding field of 52 Late Model drivers signed in to do battle for the $6,000 top prize.

5 heat races and 2 consolations plus the Hollywood Graphics fast dash were all run prior to the 50 lap Bud Shootout feature taking to the track. The fast dash was a real crowd pleaser, Darren Miller held off several challenges by Ray Guss Jr. to win the six lap dash earning the pole position start for the feature. Miller held the top spot in the main event for five laps before Guss Jr. was able to move into the lead. Guss went on to provide the fans with a dominating performance. Lapped traffic came into play early but Guss was masterful in working traffic in route to the win. The race was slowed on the 27th circuit for the stalled car of Rusty Zook, on the restart Denny Eckrich tried to challenge Guss for the lead but Guss was to strong and went on to pull away for a comfortable win. The 50 lap feature was run off very quickly with only the one minor caution. Denny Eckrich advanced from his 7th position start to take second over Gary Webb, who had started in the 11th position. Rob Toland took the checkers in fourth ahead of Miller. The second Late Model consolation was red flagged for a serious rollover incident involving Chris Spieker. The car was seriously damaged and Spieker was transported to the University of Iowa Hospital for a checkup, Spieker was believed to be just bruised and shaken up.

The 10 lap non-qualifiers feature was won by Mark Burgtorf taking the checkers ahead of Clint Hines.

The Miller Time Modified feature turned out to be a family affair, the Brick brothers finished one and two. The elder of the two, Darrell, took a hard fought win over Gerry. Both drivers are Firemen in Iowa City and the modified feature was a hot race on Saturday night. Darrell advanced quickly from his sixth row start and led the majority of the 20 lap race. Gerry challenged Darrell the last ten laps getting alongside on numerous occasions but Darrell was up to the challenge in taking the win. Scott Megonigle took the checkers in third.

Matt Bodman broke Chad Simpson’s win streak in the Dadco Corp/Parker Stores Pro Stock division on Saturday night. Bodman scored a hard fought win over defending Pro Stock Champion Andy Eckrich. Chris Simpson crossed the line in third.

Matt Fulton took the NASCAR Hobby Stock feature win by a couple of feet over Davey Elliott. Fulton led the feature event flag to flag but was challenged the entire distance by Elliott. Todd Hansen advanced from deep in the field to take third.

NASCAR Weekly Racing Series action presented by Dodge will return to the West Liberty Raceway on Saturday, June 1st with race time set for 7 p.m.

Race Results 5/25/02

Budweiser Open Late Model Shootout

Bud Late Models

Heat 1

1. 26 Steve Boley-West Liberty

2. 12 Ray Guss Jr.-Milan, IL

3. 44 Duane Coulson-East Dubuque, IL

Heat 2

1. 21H Brian Harris-Davenport

2. 33g Dan Galant-Clinton

3. 28X Dennis Erb-Carpentersville, IL

Heat 3

1. 50 Denny Eckrich-Tiffin

2. 8 Sonny Findling-Kirksville, MO

3. 77 Jeff Aikey-Cedar Falls

Heat 4

1. 32D Darren Miller-Chadwick, IL

2. 45 Michael Klinkhammer-West Branch

3. 45m Curt Martin-Independence

Heat 5

1. 39 Rob Toland-Hillsdale, IL

2. 11 Steve Ihm-Kieler, WI

3. 88 Kevin Kile-West Liberty

Consolation 1

1. 51 Matt Furman-Iowa City

2. 18Z Rusty Zook-Riverside

3. 2 Monte Ohrt-West Branch

Consolation 2

1. 3t Todd Davis-Iowa City

2. 58 Dave Eckrich-Oxford

3. 31 Brian Morgan-Muscatine

Feature

1. 12 Guss Jr

2. 50 Denny Eckrich-Tiffin

3. 56 Gary Webb-Blue Grass

4. 39 Toland

5. 32D Miller

6. 3X Skip Frey-Ely

7. 21 H Harris

8. 43 Kurt Stewart-Ainsworth

9. 45 M Martin

10. 45 Klinkhammer

11. 33G Galant

12. 3T Davis

13. 58 Eckrich

14. 11 Ihm

15. 2 Ohrt

16. 88 Kile

17. 31 Morgan

18. 77x Aikey

19. 13k Denny Petersen-Tipton

20. 5 Jay Johnson-W. Burlington

21. 18 Z Zook

22. 28X Erb

23. 51 Furman

24. 8 Sonny Findling-Kirksville, MO

25. 26 Boley

Non-Qualifiers Race

1. 7 Mark Burgtorf-Quincy, IL

2. 87 Clint Hines-Andalusia, IL

3. 00 Mitch Johnson-Fargo, N.D.

Top 12 in Track Points did not run in heats in support classes

Miller Time Modifieds

Heat 1

1. 3 Jason Schuller-Dubuque

2. 12 Terry Walker-Riverside

3. 19Terry Lawson-New Liberty

Heat 2

1. 42 John Brumley-Riverside

2. 92 Tim Zeman-Fruitland

3. G1 Mike Garland-Morrison, IL

Feature

1. 22 Darrell Brick-West Branch

2. 36 Gerry Brick-West Branch

3. M2 Scott Megonigle-Cedar Rapids

4. 2h Rick Hixson-Orion, IL

5. 60 Robbie Verbeck-Annawan, IL

6. 37 Todd Stoolman-West Branch

7. 26 Scott Fridley-Mechanicsville

8. 96 Larry Herring-Lone Tree

9. 19 Lawson

10. 3 Schuller

11. 9Z Mike Zogg-New Liberty

12. 71Z Raymond Partida-West Liberty

13. D 55 Scott Lemke-Davis Junction, IL

14. 42 John Brumley-Riverside

15. 12 Terry Walker-Riverside

16. 92Z Tim Zeman-Fruitland

17. 7 Mike Thomas-West Branch

18. 2 Jim Vest-Wellman

19. 44 Wade Lee-Muscatine

20. 5 Denny Poulsen-West Liberty

21. 38 Rob Hillyer-Nichols

22. 55 Scott Stecher-Muscatine

23. 01M Mitch Way-Davenport

24. G1 Garland

25. D56 Mike Dains-Mechanicsville

26. 18 Matt Reuss-West Liberty

DADCO Corp./Parker Stores Pro Stocks

Heat 1

1. 69 John Maher-West Branch

2. 7 Dale Franklin-Marion

3. 9Z Dan Werner-Muscatine

Feature

1. 0B Matt Bodman-Muscatine

2. 56 Andy Eckrich-Cosgrove

3. 32 Chris Simpson-Marion

4. 2R Rusty Daufeldt-Blue Grass

5. 11 Troy Philpott-Muscatine

6. 62 Norman Bean-Muscatine

7. 1 Matt Gichrist-Grandview

8. 36 Jason Gingerich-West Liberty

9. 25 Chad Simpson-Marion

10. 24 Monte Hayden-Wilton

11. 3D Dan Lange-Rochester

12. 7 Dale Franklin-Marion

13. 31 Jeremy Honts-Muscatine

14. 75 Mike Welsh-Davenport

15. 33 Randy Franzen-Maquoketa

16. 60 Matt Brockert-Muscatine

17. 38 Skeet Smith-Wilton

18. 77 Darren Plett-Donahue

19. 9Z Dan Werner-Muscatine

20. 17 Gary Beuter-Tipton

NASCAR Hobby Stocks

Feature

1. D1 Matt Fulton-Muscatine

2. 9 Davey Elliott-Moscow

3. 21 Todd Hansen-Muscatine

4. 57J JeremieThompson-Ainsworth

5. 66 Jason Erwin-Muscatine

6. 0 Stan O’Brien-Muscatine

7. 2B Bill Butteris-Lisbon

8. 72 Doug Yates-Monticello

9. 25 Jim Schrier-Washington

10. 100 Dave Schrier-Muscatine

11. 20 Dan Albright-Hiawatha

12. S9 Ron Schreurs-Fruitland

13. 23 Dennis Etten-Wyoming

14. 12 Matt Dunkel-Martelle

15. 42V Darren Voss-Wilton

16. 4 Brian Pohlman-West Liberty

17. 46 Jerry Suchomel-Iowa City

18. 40 Jake Purdy-West Liberty


WOLFMAN JACK
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Total posts: 11
posted May 26, 2002 02:35 PM
Way to go Ray and the 12 team. Hope you can carry it on to DBQ tonite

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