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jammin
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posted June 17, 2001 04:51 PM UIN: 16262997
MID-SEASON CHAMPS TO STEWART IN WEST LIBERTY

Kurt Stewart posted his second NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Late Model feature victory of the season during Noelís Tree and Crane Service Mid-Seasn Championships at the West Liberty Raceway on Saturday June 16th.

Kurt Kile took the early lead after a surviving a wild first lap that saw pole sitter Chad Holladay spin out of the fourth corner. Points leader Denny Eckrich got caught in the ensuing carnage, ending his evening along with Rick Wendling, who started the evening third in points. Kile battled with Skip Frey early in the race, opening up a comfortable lead before the next caution flag flew on lap ten. Holding off another challenge for the point, Kile again stretched out his lead as Frey began battling Stewart for runner-up spot. Using the top of the racetrack, Stewart eventually took over second on lap 20 and began setting his sights on Kile, 15 car lengths in the lead. Erasing that advantage by lap 22, Stewart began applying heavy pressure but was unable to complete the pass until the 26th circuit when Kile was forced to slow for lapped traffic. Shooting underneath and not looking back, Stewart had easy sailing until the lap 35 conclusion of the race, leading Kile, Frey, Gary Webb and Dave Eckrich across the line.

Gus Hughes took home the Miller Time Modified feature win in dominating fashion, taking the lead away from Terry Lawson on the second lap. With Hughes comfortably at the point, attention turned to the runner-up position with Lawson, Terry Walker and Russ Olson each taking turns occupying the position. Olson eventually prevailed despite smoking his left rear tire on wrinkled sheetmetal during the last half of the event, ahead of Scott Megonigle, Walker and points leader Darrall Brick.

Points leader Matt Gilchrist posted his fifth Pro Stock feature win by capitalizing on a late race restart that negated leader Gary Beuterís efforts to stretch his lead until the checkers. Running fifth on lap eight, Gilchrist had just inherited third when Dan Werener retired with mechanical difficulties just prior to the tenth lap restart. Gilchrist was unable to keep his racecar low enough on the track to pass Beuter initially, diving underneath entering the corners but pushing up in the middle and falling back into second each time. Finally on the final lap, Gilchrist made the bonsai move work for him, staying underneath Beuter as the cars raced down the backstretch and taking the lead as the pair raced through the final corner of the race. Darren Plett finished third ahead of Jason Gingrich and Chad Simpson.

Robert Barnes took home his first Hobby stock trophy after knocking on Larry Bennís door several times before taking the lead away with three laps to go. Rounding out the top five were Bill Buttris, Dave Elliot and Jason Erwin.

NASCAR Weekly Racing Series action will continue next Saturday, June 23rd at the West Liberty Raceway with hotlaps scheduled for 6:30 pm. For more information contact Simmons Promotions at 563-744-3620 or online at www.simmonspromotionsinc.com. For Raceday updates and quick results after the event is over, call your local McLeod USA InTouch Directory, category 3740.

Late Models
1. 33 Kurt Stewart Ainsworth
2. 77 Kurt Kile West Liberty
3. 3x Skip Frey Ely
4. 56 Gary Webb Blue Grass
5. 58 Dave Eckrich Coralville
6. 13k Denny Petersen Tipton
7. 51 Matt Furman Iowa City
8. c4 Lee Seydel Iowa City
9. 74 Ron Boyse Kalona
10. 8 Chuck Mayerhofer Dixon IL
11. 5 Jay Johnson West Burlington
12. 23d Dana Wells Moscow
13. 2 Monte Ohrt West Branch
14. 4 Bobby Sexton West Branch
15. 31 Brian Morgan Muscatine
16. 77j Steve Johnson Camanche
17. 18z Rusty Zook Riverside
18. 66 Fred Remely Blue Grass
19. 45 Mike Klinkkammer West Branch
20. ez33 Nick Marolf Moscow
21. 32c Chad Holliday Wilton
22. 25 Mike Beuter Tipton
23. 28 Jeff Bair Solon
24. 88 Kevin Kile West Liberty
25. 7 Andy Nezworski Davenport
26. 32 Tom Cannon Iowa City
27. m32 Marty Beckler Hills
28. 78 Rick Wendling Hazelton
29. 50 Denny Eckrich Coralville

DNQ
69 Todd Hormel West Liberty
98.1 Bobby Hansen Dike
57 Tom Christensen West Liberty
8m Mark Ward Muscatine
30 Dan Brockert Muscatine
21h Brian Harris Davenport



MILLER TIME MODIFIEDS
1. 30 Gus Hughes Monticello
2. b3 Russ Olson Cedar Rapids
3. m2 Scott Megonigle Cedar Rapids
4. 12 Terry Walker Riverside
5. 22 Darrall Brick West Branch
6. 19 Terry Lawson New Liberty
7. 37 Todd Stoolman West Branch
8. 60 Robbie Verbeck Annawan IL
9. 55 Scott Stecher Muscatine
10. 71z Ramon Partida West Liberty
11. 9 Richard Steadman Hiawatha
12. 22d Dave Boyd Mechanicsville
13. 96 Larry Herring Lone Tree
14. 20 John Fellman Blue Grass
15. 34 David Hemsted Lone Tree
16. 15 Allen May Elmwood IL
17. 18 Matt Ruess West Liberty
18. 56 Bob Fier Iowa City
19. 25 Dustin Lovell Rochester
20. 17 Shane Stewart Washington
21. 7 Mike Thomas West Branch
22. 19b Jerry Pratt Iowa City
23. 1 Dan Chapman Clarence
24. 007 Brian Sexton Lone Tree
25. 72 Rich Lewis Kewaupee IL
26. 64 Bret Frieden Cedar Rapids
27. 50b Robert Utter Columbus Junction

DNS
2 Jim Vest Wellman
45 Steve Kohli Iowa City


PRO STOCKS
1. 1 Matt Gilchrist Grandview
2. 17 Gary Beuter Tipton
3. 77 Darrin Plett Davenport
4. 36 Jason Gingrich West Liberty
5. 25 Chad Simpson Muscatine
6. 7 Dale Franklin Marion
7. 29 Bruce Miller West Liberty
8. 32 Chris Simpson Muscatine
9. 2r Rusty Daufeldt Blue Grass
10. 9m Jody Metzger Muscatine
11. 69 John Maher West Branch
12. 21 Brian VanDusen Atalissa
13. 30 Dan Brockert Muscatine
14. 60 Matt Brockert Muscatine
15. 34 Kevin Hanson Vinton
16. 00 Jerome Gray Muscatine
17. 11 Troy Philpott Muscatine
18. 33 Randy Franzen Marion
19. 5 Larry McCall Mechanicsville
20. 44 Tom Struve
21. 24 Monte Hayden Wilton
22. 42 Larry Pearson West Liberty
23. 62 Norman Bean Muscatine
24. 9z Dan Werner Muscatine
25. 56 Andy Eckrich Cosgrove


DNS
31 Jeremy Honts Muscatine


BOMBERS
1. 97 Robert Barnes Letts
2. 13 Larry Benn Dyersville
3. 2b Bill Butteris Lisbon
4. 9 Dave Elliot Muscatine
5. 66 Jason Erwin Muscatine
6. d1 Matt Fulton Blue Grass
7. 1 Orlen Stark West Liberty
8. 21 Todd Hansen Muscatine
9. 0 Stan O'Brien Muscatine
10. 57j Jeremy Thompson Ainsworth
11. 0b Matt Bodman Muscatine
12. 99 CJ Ormsby West Liberty
13. 92 Tim Zeman Muscatine
14. 7m Jeff Murphy West Liberty
15. 51 Ron Doolittle Davenport
16. 11 Chris Mauer West Liberty
17. 00 Michael Dominguez West Liberty
18. 72 Doug Yates Monticello
19. 42v Darrin Voss Wilton
20. 15 Jarrod Collins West Liberty

DNS
29 Dave Wada Muscatine

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