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posted May 27, 2002 03:06 PM
Brian Birkhofer did it the hard way on Sunday night @ the Dubuque County Fairgrounds.
After having an oil filter fail in his heat race Birkhofer had to start the consi in the back. He stormed to the front and won by a straightaway. In the feature Steve Boley jumped out to the lead from his outside front row starting spot and lead the first 36 caution free laps. Then came a caution and it bunched up the field and on the second restart both Darren Miller & Birkhofer passed Boley. Boley faded to 5th as Gary Webb & Denny Eckrich both got by in the closing laps.
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Brian Birkhofer
Gary Webb
Darren Miller
Denny Eckrich
Steve Boley

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posted May 27, 2002 04:05 PM
Helluva race

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posted May 27, 2002 08:34 PM
Congrats to BIRKY!!!

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posted May 27, 2002 08:39 PM UIN: 16262997
Birkhofer Sails To Bud Shootout Win At Dubuque Speedway

$6,000 Win

Round three of the Budweiser Open Late Model Shootouts was held on Sunday night May, 26th at the high banked 3/8 mile dirt track Dubuque County Fairgrounds Speedway.

Mother Nature provided a near perfect night for racing and the fans responded in big numbers.

The racing action in the Budweiser Open Late Model division was nothing short of spectacular. 43 Late Model drivers were vying for the starting positions in the 50 lap main event. 4 heats 2 consolations and the Hollywood Graphics fast dash were run prior to the feature taking to the speedway. Darren Mish won the six lap fast dash earning the pole position with Steve Boley on the outside front row. Boley shot into the lead at the dropping of the green and went on to lead the first 36 caution free laps. Boley was hounded by defending track champion Gary Webb, the two veteran racers were knifing through lapped traffic when a caution was waved on lap 36. The restart had Boley out front with Webb in second ahead of Darren Miller and Denny Eckrich. Brian Birkhofer started the feature in 22nd after having to qualify by winning the second consolation. Oil filter problems forced Birkhofer out of his heat, on the lap 36 restart Birkhofer had worked up to the seventh position. The caution waved once again on lap 38 for a minor caution. Birkhofer had advanced 2 more spots but still had Boley, Webb, Miller, and Eckrich to deal with. The final 12 laps were as exciting racing action as ever witnessed at the high banked 3/8 mile dirt track. Birkhofer took the lead on lap 45 as the leaders were racing three wide. Birkhofer took the checkers ahead of Webb, Miller, Eckrich and Boley. The final ten laps saw Boley, Miller, Webb and finally Birkhofer all lead the race.

Bobby Hansen picked up the win in the 10 lap Non-Qualifiers feature for the Budweiser Open Late Models. Hansen shot to the front using the extreme low side of the speedway coming from the inside third row to take the win over Rusty Zook and Steve “Ace” Ihm.

Scott Megonigle led the 20 lap Modified feature for less than one lap but it was the white flag lap. Megonigle, who was making his first visit of the year to the Dubuque Speedway started 16h. Megonigle used top side of the track to chase down race leader Jason Schuller and set up his last lap heroics. Schuller settled for a very close second ahead of Scott Nesteby.

Andy Eckrich took advantage of a front row start and went on to lead the Pro Stock feature flag to flag. Eckrich was not able to shake Dubuque Speedway strong competitors Dan Shelliam and Jeff Tharp. Shelliam finished very strong in taking second just ahead of Tharp.

The Hobby Stock feature was decided at the scales on Sunday night. Apparent race winner Jim Turpin failed to make weight which handed the win over to Steve Dunkel. Larry Benn advanced to second with the disqualification.

Brian Kammerude won his second consecutive feature win in the all new Farley Flyer division. Kammerude won the ten lap feature over a field of 18 drivers. Randy Madigan came from a 16th position start to take second.

NASCAR Weekly Racing Series action presented by Dodge will be back on center stage on Sunday, June 2nd at the Dubuque Speedway. It will be 50’s night with a cruiser car show being held from 3-6 p.m. prior to the races. Prizes will be awarded to best 50’s attire and an Elvis look alike contest will also be held.

Budweiser Open Late Model Shootout

Race Results 5/26/02

Farley Flyers Feature

55 Brian Kammerude-Hazel Green, WI
21 Randy Madigan-Dubuque
17 Randy Leehan-Apple River, IL
38 Bryan Melocard-Dubuque
69 Becky Roth-Cuba City, WI
66 Tony Brimeyer-Dubuque
3 Steve Driscoll Jr. –Asbury
21M Robbey Munter-Hazel Green, WI
7k Travis Kaiser-Dyersville
31 Jason Roth-Hazel Green, WI
57 Don Marcov-Dubuque
9 Chad Dugan-Garber
79Cliff Schanbeck-Dyersville
38 Rob Kramer-Peosta
14 Levi Benn-Dyersville
00x Ryan Simon-Farley
45 Jeff Jorgensen-Mineral Point, WI
75 Chad Nadermann-Farley

Top 12 in track Points Did not Run qualifying Heats

NASCAR Hobby Stocks


97 Steve Dunkel-Worthington
13 Larry Benn-Dyersville
38 T.J. Leslein-Durango
22 Cory Bauer-Monticello
8K Jerry Merkes-Farley
33j Joe Huenfeld-Freeport, IL
72 Doug Yates-Monticello
44 B.J. Schmidt-Dubuque
6 Jed Frieberger-Dubuque
98 Jason Rauen-Farley
81 K.C. Ansel-Dubuque
39 Dave Humphrey-Hazel Green, WI
83 Rob Petsche-Centralia
59 Mike Hughes-Galena, IL
7 Chad Hallahan-Dubuque
89 Kelly Welter-Dubuque

NASCAR Pro Stocks


56 Andy Eckrich-Cosgrove
16 Dan Shelliam-Hazel Green, WI
12 Jeff Tharp-Dubuque
22 Jeff Valentine-Dubuque
91 Rich Picha-Prairie Du Chein, Wi
97 Jeff Reinert-Dyersville
1 John Walker-Cedar Rapids
29 Matt Rodebaugh-Orangeville, IL
2K Jeff Kennedy-Dubuque
18 Skip Culbertson-Dubuque
35 Jim Brokus-Dubuque
71 Kevin Schroeder-Low Moor
23 Jim Amos-Peosta
33 Randy Franzen-Maquoketa
20 Ty Kleiner-Potosi, WI

NASCAR Modifieds

Heat 1

1. 27 Mark Schulte-Delhi

2. 39 Bob Bollon-Freeport, IL

3. 63 Scott Olson-Preston

Heat 2

16 Ryan Dolan-Lisbon
M2 Scott Megonigle-Cedar Rapids
S19 Rich Smith-Davenport


M2 Megonigle
3 Jason Schuller-Dubuque
74 Scott Nesteby-Dubuque
10 Jed Hurst-Hazel Green, WI
15 Sean Rupp-Dubuque
4 Jerry Miles-Dubuque
27 Schulte
S19 Smith
D55 Scott Lemke-Davis Junction, IL
9Z Mike Zogg-New Liberty
39 Bob Bollon-Freeport, Il
75 Bob Silaggi-Freeport, IL
19 Jim Allen-Dubuque
63t Steve Olson-Preston
24M Jan Messer-Manchester
20 Korey Burmeister-Glen Haven, WI
33 John Burbridge-Delhi
01M Mitch Way-Davenport
37 B Ron Barker-Dubuque
63 Scott Olson-Preston
5D Bob Dominacki-Bettendorf
69 Roger Donahue-Dubuque
1D Dustin Edwards-Maquoketa
92Z Tim Zeman-Fuitland
11 Mike Burbridge, Delhi
16 Dolan

Iowa Illinois Taylor Insulation Late Models

Budweiser Open Late Model Shootout

Heat 1

26 Steve Boley-West Liberty
50 Denny Eckrich-Tiffin
12 Ray Guss Jr.-Milan, IL
Heat 2

32D Darren Miller-Chadwick, IL
25 Kerry Hanson-Spencer, WI
79 Darren Mish-Cassville, WI
Heat 3

1. 87 Clint Hines-Andalusia

2. 21h Brian Harris-Davenport

3. 58 David Eckrich-Oxford

Heat 4

45 Curt Martin-Independence
56 Gary Webb-Blue Grass
28 Dennis Erb-Carpentersville, IL

Consolation 1

12N Terry Neal-Ely
7 Mark Burgtorf-Quincy, IL
90 Mike Cothron-Moiline, IL

Consolation 2

1. 15 Brian Birkhofer-Muscatine

2. 39 Rob Toland-Hillsdale, IL

3. 8F Sonny Findling-Kirksville, MO

Hollywood Graphics Fast Dash

1. 79 Mish

2. 26 Boley

3. 56 Webb

50 Lap Bud Shootout


15 Birkhofer
56 Webb
32D Miller
50 Eckrich
26 Boley
12 Guss Jr.
45 Martin
77 Jeff Aikey-Cedar Falls
58 Eckrich
79 Mish
87 Hines
39 Toland
7 Burgtorf
00 Mitch Johnson-Fargo, N.D.
90 Cothron
56x Brian Webb-Davenport
99D Darrell Defrance-Marshalltown
25 Hansen
07 Terry Ryan-Davenport
28 Erb
21H Harris
8F Findling
73 Greg Kastli-Waterloo
12n Neal
10X Pete Parker-Kaukauna, WI
21 Luke Merfeld-Dubuque

10 Lap Non-Qualifiers Feature

98.1 Bobby Hansen-Dike
11 Steve Ihm-Kieler, WI
18Z Rusty Zook-Riverside
51 Matt Furman-Iowa City
95 Ed Sanger-Postville

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