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posted September 01, 2002 08:34 AM UIN: 16262997
Season Championship Wins To Furman, Walker, Gingerich & Hansen

Track Titles To Denny Eckrich, Darrall Brick, Andy Eckrich & Todd Hansen At West Liberty Raceway

The NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge season at the West Liberty Raceway came to a close on Saturday night on KWCC Radio season championship night. It was a beautiful night for racing a large crowd turned out to take in the action packed night of racing.

The Iowa Illinois Taylor Insulation NASCAR Late Model feature saw 27 drivers take the green flag in the 35 lap season championship race. Tom Cannon led the first 15 laps from his pole position start before Matt Furman took over the top spot. Furman advanced from the fourth row and took the lead and went on to score an impressive feature win. Furman had the field bunched on his rear bumper following a couple of late race cautions but Furman was up to the challenge in taking the win ahead of Denny Eckrich and a strong finishing Fred Remley. Denny Eckrich completed an outstanding season by winning the track points title in the NASCAR Midwest Region strongest weekly Late Model Track. The West Liberty Raceway consistently has the largest car count of all NASCAR Late Model tracks in the region and the track has produced a large number of winners in 2002.

The Miller Time Modified feature produced two outstanding races in one on Saturday night. The season championship feature win went to Terry Walker. The #12 of Walker led the entire 20 laps, Walker debuted his new car a few weeks back and has finished the season very strong with two feature wins in the late going of the season. Walker took the checkers ahead of Todd Stoolman and Ryan Dolan. Going into Saturday nights season championship races Darrall Brick had slim 4 point lead over Larry Herring. This meant that Brick could not finish less than two positions behind Herring, that is exactly what happened with Herring taking fourth and Brick taking sixth. This left the point race tied with Brick being awarded the title with the tie breaker being instituted. Brick wins the title by virtue of 4 wins in the season compared to 2 by Herring.

The DADCO Corp./Parker Stores Pro Stock feature saw Matt Gilchrist advance all the way from his 19th position start to take the apparent win in the 15 lap feature. Gilchrist refused to allow officials post race inspect the engine forcing a DQ. This awarded the season championship win to Jason Gilchrist. Gilchrist has finished the season very strong and the championship win was hard earned by the popular West Liberty driver. Andy Eckrich took second and earned his second consecutive track point title in the Pro Stock division. Eckrich will be joining his two older brothers in the NASCAR Late Model division in 2003.

The consistency of Todd Hansen’s efforts throughout the 2002 season earned him the tracks Hobby Stock division point title and Saturday night Hansen put an exclamation point on the season by winning the season championship feature.

Jason Lange ran second ahead of Jeremie Thompson.

A special match race was held between KWCC Radio personalities Hoppi Hopkins and Katie Kile. Both were driving Farley Flyer cars provided by R.J. Simon of Farley, Iowa. Hoppi took a two car length win over Katie earning bragging rights.

The West Liberty Raceway will now lay idle until the running of the sixth annual “Liberty 100” Friday & Saturday, September 20th and 21st. The Liberty 100 will include qualifying heats in all four divisions and the Race of Champions on Friday night. All features being headlined by the 100 lap Bud Shootout Late Model “Liberty” will be held on Saturday, September 21st. The 100 lapper will award the winner $7,000.

Race Results 8/31/02

Iowa Illinois Taylor Insulation Late Models

Heat 1

1. 51 Matt Furman-Iowa City

2. 4 Bobby Sexton-West Branch

3. 50 Denny Eckrich-Tiffin

Heat 2

1. 26 Steve Boley-West Liberty

2. 18Z Rusty Zook-Riverside

3. 3t Todd Davis-Iowa City

Heat 3

1. 45 Michael Klinkkammer-West Branch

2. 43 Kurt Stewart-Ainsworth

3. 66 Fred Remley-Blue Grass, IA

Feature

1. 51 Furman

2. 50 Eckrich

3. 66 Remley

4. 45 Klinkkammer

5. 12 Ray Guss Jr.-Milan, IL

6. 3T Davis

7. 57 Tom Christensen-West Liberty

8. 4 Sexton

9. 18Z Zook

10. 32 Tom Cannon-Iowa City

11. 28 Jeff Bair-Solon

12. 33 Nick Marolf-Moscow

13. 8M Mark Ward-Muscatine

14. 43 Stewart

15. 21h Brian Harris-Davenport

16. M32 Marty Beckler-Tiffin

17. 31b Jason Utter-Columbus Junction

18. 77J Steve Johnson-Camanche

19. 13K Denny Petersen-Tipton

20. 2 Monte Ohrt-West Branch

21. 77 Kurt Kile-West Liberty

22. 31 Brian Morgan-Muscatine

23. 88 Kevin Kile-West Liberty

24. 26 Boley

25. 69 Todd Hormel-West Liberty

26. 23D Dana Wells-Moscow

27. 74 Ron Boyse-Kalona

Miller Time Modifieds

Heat 1

1. 19Terry Lawson-New Liberty

2. 12 Terry Walker-Riverside

3. 37 Todd Stoolman-West Branch

Heat 2

1. 2h Rick Hixson-Orion, IL

2. 34 Dave Hemsted-Lone Tree

3. 2 Jim Vest-Wellman

Heat 3

1. 22 Darrall Brick-West Branch

2. 9 **** Steadman-Hiawatha

3. 16 Ryan Dolan-Lisbon

Feature

1. 12 Walker

2. 37 Stoolman

3. 16 Dolan

4. 96 Larry Herring-Lone Tree

5. 2 Vest

6. 22 Brick

7. 60 Robbie Verbeck-Annawan, IL

8. 2h Hixson

9. 20 John Fellman-Blue Grass

10. 71Z Ray Partida-West Liberty

11. 45 Steve Kohli-Iowa City

12. 44 Wade Lee-Muscatine

13. 25 Dustin Lovell-Rochester

14. D56 Mike Dains-Mechanicsville

15. 42 John Brumley-Riverside

16. 38 Rob Hilyer-Nichols

17. 18 Matt Ruess-West Liberty

18. 5 Denny Poulsen-West Liberty

19. 17 Steve Stewart-Washington

20. 19 Lawson

21. 9 Steadman

22. 34 Hemsted

23. 9Z Mike Zogg-New Liberty

DADCO Corp./Parker Stores Pro Stocks

Heat 1

1. 29 Jason Gingerich-West Liberty

2. 56 Andy Eckrich-Cosgrove

3. 38 Skeet Smith-Wilton

Heat 2

1. 7 Dale Franklin-Marion

2. 32 Chris Simpson-Marion

3. 69 John Maher-West Branch

Heat 3

1. 21 Brian VanDusen-Atalissa

2. 36 Justin Gingerich-West Liberty

3. 2R Rusty Daufeldt-Blue Grass

Feature

1. 29 Gingerich

2. 56 Eckrich

3. 32 Simpson

4. 21 VanDusen

5. 69 Maher

6. 3D Dan Lange-Rochester

7. 9Z Dan Werner-Muscatine

8. 0 Matt Bodman-Muscatine

9. S1 Steve Hunter-Hopkinton

10. 60 Matt Brockert-Muscatine

11. 5m Larry McCall-Mechanicsville

12. 31 Jeremy Honts-Muscatine

13. 36 Gingerich

14. 2R Daufeldt

15. 75 Mike Welsh-Davenport

16. 25 Chad Simpson-Marion

17. 33 Randy Franzen-Maquoketa

18. 26 PaulHallett-Muscatine

19. 7 Franklin

20. 77 Darren Plett-Donahue

21. 24 Monte Hayden-Wilton

22. 38 Smith

NASCAR Hobby Stocks

Heat 1

1. 0 Stan O’Brien-Muscatine

2. S9 Ron Schreurs-Fruitland

3. 57J JeremieThompson-Ainsworth

Heat 2

1. 21 Todd Hansen-Muscatine

2. 94 Jason Lange-Lisbon

3. D1 Matt Fulton-Muscatine

Feature

1. 21 Hansen

2. 94 Lange

3. 57j Thompson

4. 0 O’Brien

5. 15 Jared Collins-West Liberty

6. D1 Fulton

7. 25 Jim Schrier-Washington

8. 9 Davey Elliott-Moscow

9. 81 K.C. Ansel-Dubuque

10. 89 Kelly Welter-St. Donatus

11. 42V Darrin Voss-Wilton

12. 2W Roger Whitcomb-Letts

13. 20 Dan Albright-Hiawatha

14. 100 Dave Schrier-Washington

15. S9 Schruers

16. 72 Doug Yates-Monticello

17. 40 Jake Purdy-West Liberty

18. 66 Jason Erwin-Muscatine

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