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jammin
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posted September 03, 2001 03:54 PM UIN: 16262997
ECKRICH AND FURMAN ROUND OUT WEST LIBERTY WINNERS


Matt Furman and Denny Eckrich shared the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Late Model victory lane on Saturday September 1st, closing out regular season racing at the West Liberty Raceway.

Furman took home the first of the double features by running down early leader Skip Frey on the ninth lap. Furman started the event in the eighth slot, picking off cars immediately. Despite heavy traffic, Furman continued to extend his advantage until a lap seventeen caution bunched the cars back up and gave Dave Eckrich a shot at the top spot. Furman was able to hold off the challenge on the restart and went on to post his second consecutive win ahead of Dave Eckrich, Denny Eckrich, Frey and Fred Remely.

Todd Davis looked to be in line for his third win of the season during most of the second feature event, running away from the pack from the outside front row. Opening up a huge lead while Denny Eckrich fought with Gary Webb for the runner up spot, Davis's victory appeared inevitable until late in the race. Seemingly shot out of a cannon, Eckrich cleared Webb on lap seventeen and began reeling in Davis by several car lengths per lap. After erasing his deficit in only five laps,. Eckrich swept underneath with two laps to go and went on to post his sixth win of the season, clinching the points championship in the process.

Robbie Verbeck scored his second Miller Time Modified win of the season by chasing down Steve Kohli during the mid-portion of the 20 lap feature event. Kohli took off into the lead from his front row starting spot while the pack fought for position behind him. Eventually Verbeck was able to break free from the action, chasing down Kohli on lap three, but unable to make the pass until lap eleven. Darrall Brick, Rick Hixson and Scott Megonigle rounded out the top five as Megonigle clinched the Points Championship over Brick.

Chris Simpson topped the Pro Stock action by taking the lead at the end of the first lap and never looking back, Dale Franklin gave chase but was unable to challenge for the lead, ending up second in the fifteen lap event. Chad Simpson, Andy Eckrich and Darrin Plett rounded out the top five as Eckrich clinched the Points Championship in his rookie year in the Pro Stocks. CJ Ormsby chased down leader Bub Erwin on the last lap to take home the Hobby Stocks, Dave Elliot, Stan O'Brien and Matt Fulton rounded out the top five. Jeremy Thompson wrapped up the season long Points Championship on the strength of his eighth place finish.

The West Liberty Raceway located on the Muscatine County Fairgrounds will be dark until the running of the 5th Annual Liberty "100" held on September 21st and 22nd. The event will be run under Open Late Model Shootout rules and will pay more than $7000 to the winner. Heat races for all four divisions of racecars will be held on Friday along with an Invitational event paying $2000, patterned after "The Winston". For more information, please contact Simmons Promotions at 563-744-3620 or on the internet at www.SimmonsPromotionsInc.com. For raceday updates and instant results upon completion please call your local McLeod USA InTouch directory category #3740 or #3741.

Late Models #1
1. 51 Matt Furman Iowa City
2. 58 Dave Eckrich Coralville
3. 50 Denny Eckrich Coralville
4. 3x Skip Frey Ely
5. 66 Fred Remely Blue Grass
6. 56 Gary Webb Blue Grass
7. 33 Kurt Stewart Ainsworth
8. 28 Jeff Bair Solon
9. 12 Ray Guss Jr Milan IL
10. 74 Ron Boyse Kalona
11. 3t Todd Davis Iowa City
12. ez33 Nick Marolf Moscow
13. 32 Tom Cannon Iowa City
14. 21h Brian Harris Davenport
15. 77 Kurt Kile West Liberty
16. 23d Dana Wells Moscow
17. 45 Mike Klinkkammer West Branch
18. 18z Rusty Zook Riverside
19. 26b Wayne Brau Annawan IL
20. 30 Dan Brockert Muscatine
21. 57 Tom Christensen West Liberty
22. 8m Mark Ward Muscatine
23. 4 Bobby Sexton West Branch
24. 63 Rob Kirchner Donnellson
25. 1m Rob Moss Iowa City
26. 7 Andy Nezworski Davenport
27. 77 Jeff Aikey Cedar Falls
28. 77j Steve Johnson Camanche
29. 32c Chad Holliday Wilton
30. 88 Kevin Kile West Liberty


Late Models #2
1. 50 Denny Eckrich Coralville
2. 3t Todd Davis Iowa City
3. 56 Gary Webb Blue Grass
4. 28 Jeff Bair Solon
5. 58 Dave Eckrich Coralville
6. 3x Skip Frey Ely
7. 33 Kurt Stewart Ainsworth
8. 21h Brian Harris Davenport
9. 66 Fred Remely Blue Grass
10. 74 Ron Boyse Kalona
11. ez33 Nick Marolf Moscow
12. 45 Mike Klinkkammer West Branch
13. 77 Kurt Kile West Liberty
14. 32c Chad Holliday Wilton
15. 26b Wayne Brau Annawan IL
16. 4 Bobby Sexton West Branch
17. 57 Tom Christensen West Liberty
18. 23d Dana Wells Moscow
19. 77j Steve Johnson Camanche
20. 8m Mark Ward Muscatine
21. 30 Dan Brockert Muscatine
22. 7 Andy Nezworski Davenport
23. 18z Rusty Zook Riverside
24. 63 Rob Kirchner Donnellson
25. 1m Rob Moss Iowa City
26. 51 Matt Furman Iowa City
27. 12 Ray Guss Jr Milan IL
28. 77 Jeff Aikey Cedar Falls
29. 88 Kevin Kile West Liberty

DNS
32 Tom Cannon Iowa City

DNQ
13k Denny Petersen Tipton
17 Clayton Jensen Davenport
69 Todd Hormel West Liberty
11 Ace Ihm Hazel Green WI
2 Monte Ohrt West Branch
m32 Marty Beckler Hills
22b Jon Brauns Muscatine
31 Brian Morgan Muscatine





MILLER TIME MODIFIEDS
1. 60 Robbie Verbeck Annawan IL
2. 45 Steve Kohli Iowa City
3. 22 Darrall Brick West Branch
4. 2h Rick Hixson Orion IL
5. m2 Scott Megonigle Cedar Rapids
6. 96 Larry Herring Lone Tree
7. 64 Bret Frieden Cedar Rapids
8. 12 Terry Walker Riverside
9. 71z Ramon Partida West Liberty
10. 34 Dave Hemstead Lone Tree
11. 19 Terry Lawson New Liberty
12. 1 Dan Chapman Clarence
13. b3 Russ Olson Cedar Rapids
14. 72 Rich Lewis Kewaupee IL
15. 42 John Brumely Muscatine
16. 7 Mike Thomas West Branch
17. 17 Steve Stewart Washington
18. 44 Wade Lee Muscatine
19. 25 Dustin Lovell Rochester
20. 2 Jim Vest Wellman
21. 18 Matt Ruess West Liberty
22. 54 Doug Picray Monticello
23. 38 David Hillyer Letts
24. 55 Scott Stecher Muscatine
25. 56 Bob Fier Davenport
26. 37 Todd Stoolman West Branch
27. 9 Richard Steadman Hiawatha

DNS
22d Dave Boyd Conesville
5 Dennis Poulson West Liberty



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

DNS
62 Norman Bean Muscatine
1 Matt Gilchrist Grandview
24 Monte Hayden Wilton
99 Ricky West Muscatine

HOBBY STOCK
1. 99 CJ Ormsby West Liberty
2. 66 Jason Erwin Muscatine
3. 9 Dave Elliot Muscatine
4. 0 Stan O'Brien Muscatine
5. d2 Matt Fulton Blue Grass
6. 21 Todd Hansen Muscatine
7. 0b Matt Bodman Muscatine
8. 57j Jeremy Thompson Ainsworth
9. 15 Jarrod Collins West Liberty
10. 11 Chris Maurer West Liberty
11. 72 Doug Yates Monticello
12. 23 Dennis Etten
13. 20 Dan Albright Lisbon
14. 97 Robert Barnes Letts
15. 1 Orlen Stark West Liberty


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