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posted August 12, 2001 07:24 PM UIN: 16262997

Sophomore pilot Matt Furman nabbed his first ever NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Late Model win in fine fashion, dominating the 29 car field on Saturday August 11th at the West Liberty Raceway.

After a pair of hard crashes early in the race that resulted in a pair of red flags and several destroyed racecars, Furman jumped into the lead with a three wide move in the first corner, sweeping underneath Jeff Aikey and Brian Morgan as the trio completed the first lap. Instantly running out to a huge lead, Furman went unchallenged the entire 25 lap distance. Aikey was kept busy most of the race with last weeks winner Todd Davis, with Aikey keeping his car planted on the cushion while Davis worked the middle of the track underneath. Fighting for more than three quarters of the race, Aikey was able to stay in front of Davis while Furman streaked away. Points leader Denny Eckrich was able to improve his twelfth place start into a fourth place finish, while Denny Peterson was awarded fifth after Kurt Stewart came up light on the scales in post race inspection.

Terry Walker took home his first Miller Time Modified feature in the twenty lap green to checkers event by surviving a late charge by Larry Herring. Herring ran second most of the event but began closing in on Walker just past the half-way point. As the pair raced through lapped traffic with two to go, Herring dove underneath Walker to take the lead, but made contact with a slower car and damaged his mount. Sliding back through the field, Herring fell out of the top ten at the checkers as Bret Frieden, Gerry Brick, points leader Scott Megonigle and Raymon Partida rounded out the top five.

Pro Stocks also went without a caution flag with Norman Bean picking up his third win of the year after chasing down Chad Simpson. Simpson took the lead from the pole and set a quick pace, remaining unchallenged until the final lap. Undaunted by lapped traffic thoughout the final six laps, Simpson struggled with the slower cars as he raced down the backstretch for the final time. Bean seized the opportunity to dive underneath the leader as the pair entered the final corner, emerging as the leader ast he checkered flags waved. Gary Beuter finished third after a torrid battle with fourth place Darren Plett and fifth Dale Franklin during the final half of the fifteen lap affair.

Hobby Stocks started out the features with the first caution free run, with CJ Ormsby taking the lead away from Dave Elliot on the fifth lap and posting his third win of the season. Elliot was able to stay with Ormsby briefly but fell back at the checkers, crossing well ahead of points leader Jeremey Thompson, Todd Hansen and Orlen Stark.

Racing action resumes this Saturday August 18th in all four divisions of NASCAR stock cars. Hot Laps are scheduled for 6:30 pm with racing to follow. For more information, please contact Simmons Promotions at 563-744-3620 or on the internet at For raceday updates and instant results upon completion please call your local McLeod USA InTouch directory category #3740 or #3741.

Late Models
1. 51 Matt Furman Iowa City
2. 77 Jeff Aikey Cedar Falls
3. 3t Todd Davis Iowa City
4. 50 Denny Eckrich Coralville
5. 13k Denny Petersen Tipton
6. 31 Brian Morgan Muscatine
7. 66 Fred Remely Blue Grass
8. 77j Steve Johnson Camanche
9. 74 Ron Boyse Kalona
10. 32 Tom Cannon Iowa City
11. ez33 Nick Marolf Moscow
12. 8m Mark Ward Muscatine
13. c4 Lee Seydel Iowa City
14. 3 Josh McGowan Vinton
15. 30 Dan Brockert Muscatine
16. m32 Marty Beckler Hills
17. 7 Andy Nezworski Davenport
18. 26b Wayne Brau Annawan IL
19. 28 Jeff Bair Solon
20. 23d Dana Wells Moscow
21. 57 Tom Christensen West Liberty
22. 4 Bobby Sexton West Branch
23. 18z Rusty Zook Riverside
24. 32c Chad Holliday Wilton
25. 45 Mike Klinkkammer West Branch
26. 37 Rollie Frink Davenport
27. 6 Jay Chenoweth Wapello

33 Kurt Stewart Ainsworth
2 Monte Ohrt West Branch

1. 12 Terry Walker Riverside
2. 64 Bret Frieden Cedar Rapids
3. 22 Darrall Brick West Branch
4. m2 Scott Megonigle Cedar Rapids
5. 71z Ramon Partida West Liberty
6. 1 Dan Chapman Clarence
7. 60 Robbie Verbeck Annawan IL
8. 72 Rich Lewis Kewaupee IL
9. 45 Steve Kohli Iowa City
10. 37 Todd Stoolman West Branch
11. 96 Larry Herring Lone Tree
12. 55 Scott Stecher Muscatine
13. 9 Richard Steadman Hiawatha
14. 19 Terry Lawson New Liberty
15. 42 John Brumely Muscatine
16. 007 Brian Sexton Lone Tree
17. 34 Dave Hemstead Lone Tree
18. 7 Mike Thomas West Branch
19. 17 Steve Stewart Washington
20. 25 Dustin Lovell Rochester
21. 18 Matt Ruess West Liberty
22. 56 Bob Fier Davenport
23. b3 Russ Olson Cedar Rapids

20 John Fellman Blue Grass

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

1. 99 CJ Ormsby West Liberty
2. 9 Dave Elliot Muscatine
3. 57j Jeremy Thompson Ainsworth
4. 21 Todd Hansen Muscatine
5. 1 Orlen Stark West Liberty
6. 0 Stan O'Brien Muscatine
7. 97 Robert Barnes Letts
8. 15 Jarrod Collins West Liberty
9. 66 Jason Erwin Muscatine
10. d2 Matt Fulton Blue Grass
11. 11 Chris Maurer West Liberty
12. 72 Doug Yates Monticello
13. 100 David Schrier West Liberty

94 Jason Lange Muscatine
0b Matt Bodman Muscatine

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