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posted September 02, 2002 09:45 AM UIN: 16262997
Dubuque Speedway Season Championship Wins To Ihm, Barker, Moyer, Rauen & Kennedy

2002 Point Titles Go To Webb, Schueller, Tharp, Dunkel & Leehan

The 2002 NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge came to a close on Sunday night with the running of Dottie’s Café Season Championships at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds Speedway.

The 35 lap Iowa Illinois Taylor Insulation NASCAR Late Models 35 lap feature took to the speedway with Luke Merfeld and Steve Johnson shooting to the front by working the low groove on the smooth track. While the battle was being waged on the bottom Ace Ihm was making his way to the front using the high line of the track. Ihm was able to catch and move by the leaders around the 15 lap mark. Ihm led the remainder of the race as the fast groove shifted to the middle of the track. Luke Merfeld took the checkers in second ahead of Gary Webb. Webb used his third place finish to secure his fourth consecutive NASCAR Late Model track championship at the Dubuque Speedway.

The 20 lap Modified feature saw several drivers take their turn at leading. Early it was Bob Dominacki, and then Jason Schueller took over and led for several laps before Ron Barker was able to take the lead following a restart. Barker went on to win his 30th feature event of the 2002 season. Sean Rupp ran very strong all race long and finished second ahead of Jason Schueller. The third place finish for Schueller earned him the track point title.

Bobby Moyer found the low groove to his liking on Sunday night and out raced the field to the championship trophy in the Pro Stock division. Moyer took the lead from Skip Culbertson and went on to out race Ty Kleiner for the win. Jeff Tharp used a 4th place finish to garner the track point title.

Jason Rauen advanced from his third row start and took the win in the10 lap NASCAR Hobby Stock feature over Larry Benn and Ed McIntyre. Steve Dunkel ran sixth on Sunday night and his consistency all year long earned him the track championship.

Danny Kennedy drove his Toyota to the Dotties Café season championship win in the Farley Flyer division. Kennedy led the race flag to flag in taking the win ahead of Keith Kiernan and Jeff Jorgensen. Randy Leehan scored his first ever track championship by finishing in the sixth position.

Dubuque Speedway drivers will receive their awards at the SPI banquet to be held January, 18th, 2003 at the Palace Ballroom at the Farley Speedway.

Race Results 9-1-02

Farley Flyers

Heat 1

1. 38g Kyle Gansen-Epworth

2. 21K Danny Kennedy-Dubuque

3. 23 Keith Kiernan-Dubuque

Heat 2

1. 55 Brian Kammerude-Hazel Green, WI

2. 97 Russ Their-Dyersville

3. 00 John Flury-Epworth


21K Kennedy
23 Keith Kiernan
45 Jeff Jorgensen-Mineral Point, WI
14 Levi Benn-Dyersville
99.3 Mark Jaeger-Dyersville
17 Randy Leehan-Apple River, IL
31 Jason Roth-Hazel Green, WI
97 Their
17X Joel Steinman-Brodhead, WI
25 Brian Kelly-Dubuque
00 Flury
68 Steve Stackis-Dubuque
38S R.J. Simon-Farley
69 Becky Roth-Cuba City, WI
15 Loras Feldman-Dyersville
75 Chad Naderman-Farley
21m Mark Munter-Dubuque
66 Tony Brimeyer-Dubuque
38g Gansen
50 E Doug Eberle-Freeport, IL
55 Kammerude

NASCAR Hobby Stocks

Heat 1

44 B.J. Schmidt-Dubuque
98 Jason Rauen-Farley
28 Ed McIntyre-Delhi

Heat 2

6 Jed Frieberger-Dubuque
81 K.C. Ansel-Dubuque
33 Jim Turpin-Shullsburg, WI


98 Rauen
13 Larry Benn-Dyersville
28 McIntyre
44 Schmidt
81 Ansel
97Steve Dunkel- Worthington
6 Frieberger
59 Mike Hughes-Galena, IL
8k Russ Yonkovic- Hopkinton
44x Mike Lynch-Platteville, WI
33 Turpin
89 Kelly Welter-Dubuque

NASCAR Pro Stocks

Heat 1

18 Skip Culbertson-Dubuque
99 Ken Martelle-LaMotte
20 Ty Kleiner-Potosi, WI

Heat 2

97 Jeff Reinert-Dyersville
35 Jim Brokus-Dubuque
16 Dan Shelliam-Hazel Green, WI


25 Bobby Moyer-Dubuque
20 Kleiner
2K Jeff Kennedy-Dubuque
12 Jeff Tharp-Dubuque
18 Culbertson
16 Shelliam
22 Jeff Valentine-Dubuque
71 Kevin Schroeder-Low Moor
97 Reinert
29 Matt Rodebaugh-Orangeville, IL
99 Martelle
23 Jim Amos-Peosta
35 Brokus
S1 Steve Hunter-Hopkinton

NASCAR Modifieds

Heat 1

63 Scott Olson-Preston
16 Ryan Dolan-Lisbon
3 Jason Schuller-Dubuque

Heat 2

74 Scott Nesteby-Dubuque
15 Sean Rupp-Dubuque
1D Mel Saffran-Dubuque

Heat 3

10 Jed Hurst-Hazel Green, WI
37b Ron Barker-Dubuque
27 Mark Schulte-Delhi


37b Barker
15 Rupp
3 Schueller
4 Jerry Miles-Dubuque
5D Bob Dominacki-Bettendorf
74 Nesteby
24m Jan Messer-Manchester
39 Bob Bollon-Freeport, IL
27 Schulte
63 Olson
21R Steve Ricks-Cedar Rapids
69 Roger Donahue-Dubuque
10 Hurst
1D Saffran
19 Jim Allen-Dubuque
63t Steve Olson-Preston
20 Korey Burmeister-Glen Haven, WI
7 Bob Silaggi-Freeport, IL
16 Dolan
33W Steve Wetter-Platteville, WI

Iowa Illinois Taylor Insulation Late Models

Heat 1

79 Darren Mish-Cassville, WI
98.1 Bobby Hansen-Dike
77J Steve Johnson-Camanche

Heat 2

1. 11 Steve Ihm-Kieler, WI

2. 21 Luke Merfeld-Dubuque

3. 8 Mark Merfeld-Dubuque


11 Ihm
21 Merfeld
56 Gary Webb-Blue Grass
77j Johnson
8 Merfeld
79 Mish
27 Ed McGuire-Monroe, WI
61r Jon Rogers-German Valley, IL
95 Ed Sanger-Postville
54 Mark Curwen-Hazel Green, WI
98.1 Hansen
9 Layne Meyer-West Union
5 Wade Halverson-Elgin
57 Ryan Naab-Dubuque
51 Mel Abels-Freeport, IL

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