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Gharst puts whoopin’ on Sprint Invader field at Davenport
by Mike McGuire
DAVENPORT, Ia. (September 28, 2012) – The 2012 racing season came to an end Friday night at the Davenport Speedway. The finale was highlighted by the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders competing in the “East/West Clash of the Best”. Also racing were IMCA Late Models and 4-Stocks.
Decatur, Illinois racer Kaley Gharst found the Davenport half-mile to his liking as he led every lap of the Sprint Invader main. The 20-lap feature got off to a rocky start as the race was red-flagged twice in the first two laps.
Once the race stayed green, Gharst drove away from the field. Kaley lapped all but the second, third, and fourth place drivers. He had nearly three-quarters of a lap lead, when the checkers flew.
Dustin Selvage finished a distant second, with Brett Triplett third, and Jordan Goldsberry fourth. Russ Hall finished fifth, one lap down.
Sprint Invader heat wins went to Kaley Gharst, Jordan Goldsberry, and Dustin Selvage. Gharst also picked up a win in the Shake-up Dash.
In Late Model action, Spencer Diercks captured his first-ever feature win. Diercks led every circuit of the 25-lap main, which went green, white , checkered. Jeremiah Hurst started fourth and worked his way to a second place finish. Fred Remley ran top five all race long before taking third. Marty Diercks and Tommy Elston completed the top five. Spencer Diercks also won the Late Model heat race.
A strong field of 4-Stocks were on hand for the event. Brad Chandler made the trip to Davenport pay off , as he took home the $1,000 top prize. Chandler took the lead from Jake Ellithorpe on lap three of the 15-lap feature. Chandler held the lead through a lap seven restart and led the rest of the way to the checkers. Ricky Kay started eighth and had a strong run to second. Ryan Walker finished third, with Brian Klein fourth, and Aaron Hitt fifth.
The awards banquet for the Davenport Speedway will be held November 10th, at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds. Visit the DRT TRAK Racing website (www.drttrak.com) for more details.
DRT TRAK Racing Inc., would like to thank every fan, crew member, and competitior who came to race with us in 2012, and look forward to seeing everyone again next season.
Davenport Speedway
September 28, 2012
Results -
Brockway Roofing & Mechanical Sprint Invaders
Feature: 1. Kaley Gharst, Decatur, Ill.; 2. Dustin Selvage, Indianola; 3. Brett Triplett, Lincoln, Ill.; 4. Jordan Goldsberry, Springfield, Ill.; 5. Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill; 6. Jarrod Schneiderman, W.Burlington; 7. Jon Agan, Knoxville, Ia.; 8. Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis; 9. Matt Sutton, Macomb, Ill.; 10. Josh Schniederman, W.Burlington; 11. Andy Huston, Roseville, Ill.; 12. Jimmy Davies, Oquakwa, Ill.; 13. Tim Moore, Rock Island, Ill.; 14. Travis Porter, Rock Island, Ill.; 15. Tony Schilling, Knoxville; 16. Daniel Bergquist, Burlington; 17. Justin Parrish, Oquakwa, Ill.; 18. Bobby Mincer, Burlington; 19. John Greenwood, Woodward; 20. Patrick Moore, Moline, Ill.; 21. Dave Getchell, Sperry;
Heat 1: 1. Kaley Gharst; 2. Ryan Jamison; 3. Matt Sutton; 4. Andy Huston; 5. Dave Getchell;
Heat 2: 1. Jordan Goldsberry; 2. Daniel Bergquist; 3. Bret Triplett; 4. Russ Hall; 5. Bobby Mincer;
Heat 3: 1. Dustin Selvage; 2. Justin Parrish; 3. Jarod Schniederman; 4. Josh Schniederman; 5. Tony Schilling;
Dash: 1. Kaley Gharst; 2. Jordan Goldsberry; 3. Daniel Bergquist; 4. Ryan Jamison; 5. Justin Parrish;
IMCA Late Models
Heat 1: 1. Spencer Diercks; 2. Justin Kay; 3. Jeremiah Hurst; 4. Tommy Elston; 5. Fred Remley;
Feature: 1. Spencer Diercks; 2. Jeremiah Hurst; 3. Fred Remley; 4. Marty Diercks; 5. Tommy Elston; 6. Brunson Behning; 7. Cory Goldbeck; 8. Justin Kay; 9. Stephan Kammerer;
4-Stocks
Heat 1: 1. Nick Jordan; 2. Brad Chandler; 3. Nick Bennett; 4. Ricky Kay; 5. Ryan Walker;
Heat 2: 1. Brian Klein; 2. Jake Ellithorpe; 3. Josh Starr; 4. Eric Stogdell; 5. Kyle Rhoads;
Feature: 1. Brad Chandler; 2. Ricky Kay; 3. Ryan Walker; 4. Bryan Klein; 5. Aaron Hitt; 6. Jake Ellithorpe; 7. Josh Starr; 8. Bill Whalen Jr.; 9. John Whalen; 10. Eric Stogdell; 11. Rob Nylin; 12. Andy Loy; 13. Kyle Rhoads; 14. James Parr; 15. Cody Halferty; 16. Bobby Barker Sr.; 17. Nick Jordan; 18. Nathan Chandler; 19. Nick Bennett;

Rescheduled Sprint Invader Show this Friday at Davenport
DAVENPORT, Ia. (September 26, 2012) – It’s last call for oval track excitement this Friday, September 28th, at the Davenport Speedway. The rescheduled Sprint Invaders race, which was rained out earlier this month, will be run on the historic half-mile dirt oval. This will be the final race of the 2012 season at the Davenport Speedway.
The event is highlighted by the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders. The 360 cubic inch winged sprint car warriors will compete in the “East/West Clash of the Best”.
Also racing at that event will be IMCA-style late models and 4-Stocks. Both of those classes will be racing for $1,000-to-win prize. All races will be on the half-mile track.
The Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street, in Davenport, Iowa.
For more information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit our website at www.drttrak.com, or call (563) 652-5302.

Aikey takes All-Star Classic and Deery Crown
by Mike McGuire
DAVENPORT, Ia. (September 22, 2012) – All eyes at the All-Star classic were on the battle for the Deery Brothers championship, between Jeff Aikey of Waterloo, and Andy Eckrich of Oxford. The series’ two top point-getters did not disappoint the crowd.
Justin Kay jumped out to the early lead of the 40-lap main. Aikey swiped the lead on lap 3 and would hold the top spot until his closest rival for the title, Andy Eckrich took the lead on lap 13. Eckrich held the lead until Aikey zipped by on lap 33, and drove away for the win.
Aikey’s win was his fifth Deery Brothers Summer Series feature at the Davenport Speedway. The victory also put an exclamation point on his seventh Deery Brothers championship.
Andy Eckrich would finish second in the race and the point standings. Brian Harris, driving the Richard Realty #15, took third. Ray Guss Jr., was fourth and Denny Eckrich fifth.
Harris, Denny Eckrich, Stephan Kammerer, and Guss were heat winners. Mike Garland and Nate Bueseling won the B-Mains.
Davenport’s version of “the BIG ONE” came on a lap 17 restart, when at least six cars piled up in turn four. No one was seriously hurt.
Bob Dominacki emerged victorious in the IMCA Modified feature. Dominacki used the high side of the half-mile track to secure the win.
Ron Barker snatched the lead from the pole position and led laps one through twelve. Mark Verbeck grabbed the lead after a lap 13 restart, but his lead would be short-lived. Dominacki took the lead on lap 15, with Verbeck bringing out the caution a lap later, when he found the turn four wall.
Dominacki led the remaining laps for the win. Barker finished a close second. Rich Smith ran top five all race long, before taking third. Kelly Meyer finished fourth after starting in the last row. Eric Barnes rounded out the top five.
In Street Stock action, Jeremy Marquette proved he could get it done on the half-mile as well as the quarter. Marquette started mid-pack and made his way into the lead by lap 5. Marquette led the rest of the way to the checkers. Dwaine Hasson stayed within striking distance, but could not make a bid for the lead. Chuck Fox finished a solid third with David Brandies fourth, and Andrew Burk completing the top five.
Shaun Slaughter made his visit to the Davenport Speedway pay off with a win in the 4-Stock feature. Slaughter started on the pole and led every lap of the race. Joe Zrostlik started directly behind Slaughter and would finish the same. Aaron Hitt took third. Nick Bennett came from well back in the field to take fourth with Josh Starr fifth.
Next Friday, September 28th, will be the final race of the 2012 season at the Davenport Speedway. The featured attraction will be the Brockway Roofing & Mechanical Sprint Invaders. Also racing will be 4-Stocks and IMCA-style Late Models. All races will be on the half-mile oval.
Davenport Speedway
September 22, 2012
Results -
Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models
Heat 1: 1. Brian Harris; 2. Jay Johnson; 3. Andy Nezworski; 4. Tommy Elston; 5. Matt Ryan;
Heat 2: 1. Denny Eckrich; 2. Joel Callahan; 3. Andy Eckrich; 4. Mike Garland; 5. Tom Goble;
Heat 3: 1. Stephan Kammerer; 2. Justin Kay; 3. Dan Shelliam; 4. Mike Zemo Jr.; 5. Brunson Behning;
Heat 4: 1. Ray Guss Jr.; 2. Jeff Aikey; 3. Mike Murphy Jr.; 4. Nate Bueseling; 5. Jason Utter;
Semi #1: 1. Mike Garland; 2. Matt Ryan; 3. Tom Goble; 4. Fred Remley; 5. Darrell DeFrance;
Semi #2: 1. Nate Bueseling; 2. Mike Zemo Jr.; 3. Jason Utter; 4. Spencer Diercks; 5. Brunson Behning;
Feature: 1. Jeff Aikey; 2. Andy Eckrich; 3. Brian Harris; 4. Ray Guss Jr.; 5. Denny Eckrich; 6. Justin Kay; 7. Mike Garland; 8. Andy Nezworski; 9. Joe Zrostlik; 10. Darrell DeFrance; 11. Jay Johnson; 12. Jeff Mitrisin; 13. Tom Goble; 14. Jonathan Brauns; 15. Mike Zemo Jr.; 16. Fred Remley; 17. Joel Callahan; 18. Mike Murphy Jr.; 19. Dan Shelliam; 20. Jason Utter; 21. Nate Bueseling; 22. Matt Ryan; 23. Stephan Kammerer; 24. Spencer Diercks;
Non-Sanctioned IMCA Modifieds
Heat 1: 1. Bob Moyer; 2. Matt Werner; 3. Eric Barnes; 4. Doug Pratt; 5. Bob Dominacki;
Heat 2: 1. Mark Verbeck; 2. Ron Barker; 3. Rich Smith; 4. Terry Rentfro; 5. Craig Crawford;
Feature: 1. Bob Dominacki; 2. Ron Barker; 3. Rich Smith; 4. Kelly Meyer; 5. Eric Barnes; 6. Craig Crawford; 7. Bob Moyer; 8. Terry Rentfro; 9. Scott Powell; 10. Mark Verbeck; 11. Matt Werner; 12. Doug Pratt;
Street Stocks
Heat 1: 1. Jeremy Marquette; 2. Phil Anderson; 3. Rick Schriner; 4. David Brandies; 5. Andrew Burk;
Heat 2: 1. Dwaine Hasson; 2. Cord Williams; 3. Chuck Fox; 4. Jimmy Comins; 5. Marcus Ostofi;
Feature: 1. Jeremy Marquette; 2. Dwaine Hasson; 3. Chuck Fox; 4. David Brandies; 5. Andrew Burk; 6. Tim Hazen; 7. Marcus Ostofi; 8. Jimmy Comins; 9. Phil Anderson; 10. Erick Turner; 11. Rick Schriner; 12. Dave Hedrick; 13. Cord Williams;
4-Stocks
Heat 1: 1. Shaun Slaughter; 2. Ryan Walker; 3. Aaron Hitt; 4. Eric Stogdell; 5. Rob Nylin;
Heat 2: 1. Joe Zrostilk; 2. Jolsh Starr; 3. Andy Loy; 4. Randy Carmichael Jr.; 5. Kyle Rhoads;
Feature: 1. Shaun Slaughter; 2. Joe Zrostlik; 3. Aaron Hitt; 4. Nick Bennett; 5. Josh Starr; 6. Andy Loy; 7. Rob Nylin; 8. Greg Durbin; 9. Randy Carmichael Jr.; 10. Rob Brasher; 11. Kyle Rhoads; 12. Justin Fink; 13. Ryan Walker; 14. James Parr; 15. Eric Stogdell; 16. Cameron Pocci;

Deery Showdown highlights All-Star Classic this Saturday
DAVENPORT, Ia. (September 20, 2012) – It’s time for a Saturday night special at the Davenport Speedway. The All-Star Classic will be run this Saturday, September 22nd, with all races being run on the historic half-mile dirt oval.
The event is highlighted by the Deery Brothers Summer Series 2012 finale. Non-sanctioned IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks, and 4-Stocks will also be racing at the All-Star Classic.
The Deery Brothers Summer Series championship has boiled down to a battle between six-time Deery champion Jeff Aikey of Waterloo, and Andy Eckrich of Oxford, Iowa. Aikey leads Eckrich by eight points heading into the final race. Davenport Speedway IMCA Late Model track champion Mike Murphy Jr., is third in points with defending Deery Brothers champion Ray Guss Jr., fourth.
Start times for the All-Star Classic will be one half-hour earlier than normal. The pit gates for the All-Star Classic will open at 4pm. The grandstand opens at 5pm, with hot laps at 6pm, and racing 6:30pm.
Friday, Sept. 28th, the rescheduled Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders come to town. The 360 cubic inch winged sprint car warriors will compete in the “East/West Clash of the Best” on the historic Davenport half-mile oval. Also racing at that event will be IMCA-style late models and 4-Stocks.
The Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street, in Davenport, Iowa.
For more information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit our website at www.drttrak.com, or call (563) 652-5302.
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Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Jeff Aikey, Waterloo, 876; 2. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, 868; 3. Mike Murphy Jr., Colona, Ill., 838; 4. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., 814; 5. Jay Johnson, West Burlington, 801; 6. Justin Kay, Wheatland, 793; 7. Darrel DeFrance, Mar­shalltown, 761; 8. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, 739; 9. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, 726; 10. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin, 677; 11. Colby Springsteen, Wapello, 578; 12. Jeff Mitrisin, Oskaloosa, 537; 13. Luke Goedert, Guttenberg, 350; 14. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, 345; 15. Dean Wagner Evansdale, and Jason Utter, Columbus Junction, both 337; 17. Doug Yates, Monticello, 326; 18. Dan Shelliam, Hazel Green, Wis., and Nate Beuseling, Silvis, Ill., both 321; 20. Kurt Kile, Nichols, 308.

Dominacki captures Cheater Race at Davenport
by Mike McGuire
DAVENPORT, Ia. (September 14, 2012) – Friday was a night of high speed and big –time crashes as the Davenport Speedway hosted its first-ever Night of Destruction. Cheater Races were held for the modifieds, street stocks, and 4-stocks. The stock car racing action was followed by the collision–fest known as the Trailer Race.
Jeremy Marquette had the fastest Street Stock car all season at Davenport. With some extra sheet metal and plexi-glass, he was even faster. Marquette blistered the field on his way to the checkered flag. Jeremy started sixth and was well into the lead by lap three.
Once Marquette was in the lead, the battle was for second. Mitch Schmitz emerged from the pack for second, with Dwaine Hasson finishing third. Tony VonDresky took fourth and Rob Henry fifth.
The ‘Dominator’ Bob Dominacki showed once again why he is the king of the Cheater Races. Dominacki grabbed the lead on lap two of the modified feature and never looked back. By the time the checkers fell, Bob had lapped all but the second and third place cars.
Justin Veloz had a good run to finish second, with Brian Bushong third. Brad Tyler was the first of the lap down cars in fourth, while Bruce Fosdyck Sr. finished fifth.
Aaron Hitt added a Cheater Race victory to his growing list of accomplishments in the 4-Stock class this year. Hitt jumped out to the lead on lap one, but had to hold off a charging Andy Wagener to take the win. Wagener, who had to recover from a first lap incident, finished a strong second. Andy Loy, Kyle Rhoads, and Zach Dahl completed the top five.
Cars, trucks, and vans pulling trailers of all shapes and sizes went all out for the enthusiastic crowd in the Trailer Race. When the carnage was over, Marty Smith was the winner. Ray Brown won the fan vote for the best decorated entry, for his “Support the Troops” scheme.
Racing at the Davenport Speedway, continues next Saturday night (Sept. 22) with the running of the All-Star Classic. The event will be held on the half-mile oval and features the season finale of the Deery Brothers Summer Series. Also racing will be IMCA-style Modifieds, Street Stocks, and 4-Stocks.
Davenport Speedway
September 14, 2012
Night of Destruction Results -
Modifieds
Heat 1: 1. Brad Tyler; 2. David Imming; 3. Andy Warner; 4. Brian Bushong; 5. Craig Crawford;
Heat 2: 1. Bob Dominacki; 2. Jason Bahrs; 3. Justin Veloz; 4. Bruce Fosdyck Sr.; 5. Johnny Walker;
Feature: 1. Bob Dominacki; 2. Justin Veloz; 3. Brian Bushong; 4. Brad Tyler; 5. Bruce Fosdyck Sr.; 6. David Imming; 7. Andy Warner; 8. Craig Crawford; 9. Rob Dominacki; 10. Nick Hixson; 11. Jason Bahrs; 12. Johnny Walker; 13. Derrick Wilson; 14. Mike Haines;
Street Stocks
Heat 1: 1. Mitch Schmitz; 2. Dwaine Hasson; 3. Rob Henry; 4. Tim Hazen; 5. Josh Starr;
Heat 2: 1. Jeremy Marquette; 2. Tony VonDresky; 3. Dan Anderson; 4. Rob Nylin; 5. Bryan Ritter;
Feature: 1. Jeremy Marquette; 2. Mitch Schmitz; 3. Dwaine Hasson; 4. Tony VonDresky; 5. Rob Henry; 6. Dan Anderson; 7. Bryan Ritter; 8. Josh Starr; 9. Tim Hazen; 10. Rob Nylin;
4-Stocks
Heat 1: 1. Andy Wagener; 2. Aaron Hitt; 3. Kyle Rhoads; 4. Zach Dahl; 5. Andy Loy;
Feature: 1. Aaron Hitt; 2. Andy Wagener; 3. Andy Loy; 4. Kyle Rhoads; 5. Zach Dahl; 6. Josh Starr; 7. Bobby Barker Sr.
Trailer Race
Winner: Marty Smith
Best Decorated (fan vote): Ray Brown

Night of Destruction crashes at Davenport Speedway this Friday
DAVENPORT, Ia. (September 12, 2012) – The most anticipated night of the 2012 racing season will happen this Friday at the Davenport Speedway. Davenport’s first-ever Night of Destruction will be held September 14th.
The Night of Destruction features “Cheater Races” for the Modified, Street Stock, and 4-Stock regular weekly classes. We’ve given the tech inspectors the night off and thrown out the rule book for an evening of old-fashioned “run what you’ve brung” stock car racing.
Following the “Cheater Races”, will be the always exciting automotive carnage of the “Trailer Race”. The objective of the“Trailer Race” is to knock your competitor’s trailer off, while driving around the racetrack. No vehicle to vehicle hitting is allowed.
Post-season racing action continues next Saturday (Sept. 22nd) at the Davenport Speedway, on the half-mile oval with the All-Star Classic. That event is highlighted by the Deery Brothers Summer Series finale. Non-sanctioned IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks, and 4-Stocks will also be racing at the All-Star Classic.
Friday, Sept. 28th, the rescheduled Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders come to town. The 360 cubic inch winged sprint car warriors will compete in the “East/West Clash of the Best” on the historic Davenport half-mile oval.
The Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street, in Davenport, Iowa.
For more information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit our website at www.drttrak.com, or call (563) 652-5302.

Races Cancelled at Davenport Speedway
DAVENPORT, Ia. (September 7, 2012) – The races scheduled for tonight at the Davenport Speedway have been cancelled due to rain. The event has been tentatively rescheduled for Friday, September 28th.
The Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders “East/West Clash of the Best”was to be run on the half-mile dirt oval. Also on tonight’s program were 4-stocks and IMCA-style Late Models.
Weather permitting, the racing action continues next Friday, Sept. 14th, with Davenport Speedway’s first-ever Night of Destruction. The Night of Destruction features “Cheater Races” for IMCA Modified, Street Stock, and 4-Stock classes and the automotive carnage of the “Trailer Race”.
The Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street, in Davenport, Iowa.
For more information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit our website at www.drttrak.com, or call (563) 652-5302.

Sprint Invaders head to Davenport Speedway
DAVENPORT, Ia. (September 6, 2012) – The historic half-mile oval at the Davenport Speedway will roar back to life this Friday, when the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders come to town.
The 360 cubic inch winged sprint car warriors will compete in the “East/West Clash of the Best”. The Sprint Invaders event is the first winged sprint car race at Davenport since 2006, and is the only sprint car race in the Quad Cities in 2012.
The Sprint Invaders Association is made up of drivers from Eastern and Central Iowa, and Western Illinois. The series’ current point leader is Ryan Jamison, of Mediapolis, Iowa.
Also competing on the half-mile will be 4-stocks and IMCA-style Late Models. Both of those features will pay $1,000-to-win.
Admission for adults will be $18, teens & seniors $16, and kids 10 and under free with paid adult. Pit passes for the Sprint Invaders event will be $30. Late Model & 4-stocks will have an entry fee of $25.
The Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street, in Davenport, Iowa.
For more information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit our website at www.drttrak.com, or call (563) 652-5302.

Winged Sprint Cars kick-off Davenport Speedway post-season
DAVENPORT, Ia. (August 28, 2012) – The Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders will come to the Davenport Speedway on Friday, Sept. 7th. The 360 cubic inch winged sprint car warriors will compete in the “East/West Clash of the Best”, on the historic Davenport half-mile oval.
The Sprint Invaders event is the first winged sprint car race at Davenport since 2006, and is the only sprint car race in the Quad Cities in 2012.
The Sprint Invaders Association is made up of drivers from Eastern and Central Iowa, and Western Illinois. The series’current point leader is Ryan Jamison, of Mediapolis, Iowa.
Also competing on the half-mile will be 4-stocks and IMCA-style Late Models. Both of those features will pay $1,000-to-win.
Post-season racing action continues on Friday, Sept. 14th, with Davenport’s first-ever Night of Destruction. The Night of Destruction features “Cheater Races” for IMCA Modified, Street Stock, and 4-Stock classes and the automotive carnage of the “Trailer Race”.
The racing action returns to the half-mile track for the final race of 2012. The All-Star Classic, on Saturday, Sept. 22nd, is highlighted by the Deery Brothers Summer Series finale. Non-sanctioned IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks, and 4-Stocks will also be racing at the All-Star Classic.
The Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street, in Davenport, Iowa.
For more information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit our website at www.drttrak.com, or call (563) 652-5302.

Guss wins feature, Murphy wins track title at Davenport
by Mike McGuire
DAVENPORT, Ia. (August 24, 2012) – Friday was Season Championship Night at the Davenport Speedway. With the Season Championships on the line, the point leader in each class was offered the Back Row Challenge, where a win would pay double the prize money.
The Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model feature went green, white, checkered with Ray Guss Jr. leading all but the very first lap. That lap was led by point leader and pole sitter Mike Murphy Jr.
Guss started the race on the high side and was closely followed by Murphy. When the high groove started to wear out, Guss dropped to the bottom and began to pull away from Murphy.
As Guss was extending his lead, Andy Nezworski also used the bottom of the racetrack to pass Murphy and move into second. Guss took the checkers more than a straightaway ahead of Nezworski in second. The win was the second of the season for Guss.
Murphy’s third place finish was more than enough to guarantee him the track title over Guss. Mike Zemo Jr. finished fourth, with Justin Kay edging out Matt Ryan for fifth.
Late model heats went to Zemo, LeRoy Brenner, and Joe Ross.
The only driver to accept the Back Row Challenge was EMS IMCA Modified point leader Doug Crampton, although he didn’t go there voluntarily. Crampton’s racecar developed mechanical woes during his heat race. Doug borrowed Jason Bahr’s mod to start the feature and was forced to start in the rear.
At the front of the pack, Kelly Meyer rocketed out front to lead lap one. The caution flag came out on lap two. After the restart, Bob Dominacki, riding the high side, raced into the lead. Dominacki would lead until lap 19.
In heavy lapped traffic, Meyer dropped to the bottom and reeled in the leader. Coming to the white flag, Meyer retook the lead.
At the finish, it was Meyer winning his second straight feature. Dominacki held on for second. Thad Wilson took third, with Dean McGee and Brian Bushong completing the top five. Crampton finished eighth and captured the modified track championship.
Jeremy Marquette led all fifteen laps of the Koehler Electric Street Stock feature. The victory was his fourth of the season and locked down his third Street Stock track championship. RJ Gonzales was best of the rest, finishing second, ahead of Jerry Pratt. Kevin Dickey and Keith Blum rounded out the top five.
Aaron Hitt was looking to put an exclamation point on his championship season in the Roto-Rooter 4 Stock main. Hitt started on the pole and led the first seven laps. A caution on lap eight allow the field to pull up to his rear bumper for the restart.
The restart gave Andy Loy a chance to pass Hitt on the bottom of the racetrack. Loy would lead the remaining laps and capture his first feature win at Davenport. Gage Neal and Jake Ellithorpe would also pass Hitt and finish second and third respectively. Hitt crossed the stripe in fourth and sealed his championship. Nick Bennett finished fifth.
Post-season racing action at the Davenport Speedway begins on Friday, Sept. 7th. The Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders come to town for some winged sprint car action on the historic Davenport half-mile track. Also racing will be IMCA Late Models and 4-Stocks.
Davenport Speedway
August 24, 2012
Results –
Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Models
Heat 1: 1. Mike Zemo Jr.; 2. Nate Bueseling; 3. Justin Kay; 4. Buck Harmening; 5. Jeff Stevens;
Heat 2: 1. LeRoy Brenner; 2. Ray Guss Jr.; 3. Doug Nigh; 4. Mike Guldenpfennig; 5. Collin Straka;
Heat 3: 1. Joe Ross; 2. Matt Ryan; 3. Andy Nezworski; 4. Mike Murphy Jr.; 5. Brunson Behning;
Feature: 1. Ray Guss Jr.; 2. Andy Nezworski; 3. Mike Murphy Jr.; 4. Mike Zemo Jr.; 5. Justin Kay; 6. Matt Ryan; 7. Stephan Kammerer; 8. Chuck Hanna; 9. Jeff Stevens; 10. Doug Nigh; 11. Joe Ross; 12. Marty Diercks; 13. LeRroy Brenner; 14. Bart Miller; 15. Buck Harmening; 16. Brunson Behning; 17. Mike Guldenpfennig; 18. Collin Straka; 19. DJ Burke; 20. Nate Bueseling;
2012 Track Champion: Mike Murphy Jr. – Colona, IL
EMS IMCA Modifieds
Heat 1: 1. Kelly Meyer; 2. Scott Olson; 3. Terry Rentfro; 4. Matt Stein; 5. Jason Bahrs;
Heat 2: 1. Bob Dominacki; 2. Tony VonDresky; 3. Bruce Foscyck Sr.; 4. Brian Webb; 5. Mitch Morris;
Heat 3: 1. Thad Wilson; 2. Greg Wilson; 3. Craig Crawford; 4. Dean McGee; 5. Brian Bushong;
Feature: 1. Kelly Meyer; 2. Bob Dominacki; 3. Thad Wilson; 4. Dean McGee; 5. Brian Bushong; 6. Matt Stein; 7. Tony VonDresky; 8. Doug Crampton; 9. Brian Webb; 10. Scott Olson; 11. Terry Rentfro; 12. Craig Crawford; 13. Aaron Burroughs; 14. Greg Wilson; 15. Bruce Fosdyck Sr.; 16. Scott Griffin; 17. Jordan Hicks; 18. George Spence;
2012 Track Champion: Doug Crampton – Rock Island, IL
Koehler Electric Street Stocks
Heat 1: 1. RJ Gonzales; 2. Kevin Dickey; 3. Jerry Pratt; 4. Gerald Ward; 5. Jeremy Marquette;
Heat 2: 1. Phil Anderson; 2. Keith Blum; 3. Bryan Ritter; 4. Emily Gade; 5. Mike Adam;
Feature: 1. Jeremy Marquette; 2. RJ Gonzales; 3. Jerry Pratt; 4. Kevin Dickey; 5. Keith Blum; 6. Dwaine Hasson; 7. Mike Adam; 8. Jacob Whittington; 9. Emily Gade; 10. Phil Anderson; 11. Bryan Ritter; 12. Gerald Ward;
2012 Track Champion: Jeremy Marquette - Davenport, IA
Roto Rooter 4-Stocks
Heat 1: 1. Andy Loy; 2. Gage Neal; 3. Kyle Rhoads; 4. Ricky Kay; 5. Nick Bennett;
Heat 2: 1. Aaron Hitt; 2. Jake Ellithorpe; 3. Tristin Clark; 4. Jake Morris; 5. Justin Fink;
Feature: 1. Andy Loy; 2. Gage Neal; 3. Jake Ellithorpe; 4. Aaron Hitt; 5. Nick Bennett; 6. Kyle Rhoads; 7. Ricky Kay; 8. James Parr; 9. Justin Fink; 10. Jake Morris; 11. Tristin Clark;
2012 Track Champion: Aaron Hitt – Davenport, IA

Davenport Speedway readies for Season Championship night

DAVENPORT, Iowa (August 22, 2012) – The Davenport Speedway will be looking to hand out the 2012 track championship titles this Friday, August 24th. Champions will be crowned in all four weekly classes.
In the Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model division, we will likely see a changing of the guard. Mike Murphy Jr., of Colona, Ill., needs to finish 15th or better in this Friday’s race to guarantee the track championship. Three-time defending track champion Ray Guss Jr. (Milan, Ill.), trails Murphy by 18 points, heading into the season finale. Matt Ryan is a distant third in points, but leads fourth place Nate Bueseling of Silvis, 14 points.
Doug Crampton has emerged from the pack in the Engineering Maintenance Service IMCA Modifieds to lead the point standings. Crampton has an 18 point lead over second place Kelly Meyer. Meyer will likely be looking over his shoulder as he holds only a one point advantage over third place Thad Wilson and a two point margin over fourth place Mitch Morris.
The Koehler Electric Street Stock class has once again been dominated by defending track champion Jeremy Marquette of Davenport. Marquette needs only to start his heat and feature to win the title. Emily Gade is second in points and has three feature wins. Dwaine Hasson is third in points, with Kevin Dickey fourth.
In the Roto-Rooter 4 Stock class, point leader, Aaron Hitt holds a ten point lead headed into the Season Championships. Second place Jake Ellithorpe is eleven markers ahead of third place Gage Neal.
The Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street, in Davenport. Pit gates at The Davenport Speedway open at 4:00 p.m., with the grandstand opening at 5:30. Hot laps are at 6:30pm and racing starts at 7pm.
For raceday weather information, call (563) 326-5338. For more information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit our website at www.drttrak.com, or call (563) 652-5302.

Half-mile races dominate Davenport Speedway post-season schedule
DAVENPORT, Ia. (August 20, 2012) – High speed stock car racing action will continue well after this Friday’s Season Championships at the Davenport Speedway.
Post-season racing action at the Davenport Speedway begins on Friday, Sept. 7th, when the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders come to town. The 360 cubic inch winged sprint car warriors will compete in the “East/West Clash of the Best” on the historic Davenport half-mile oval.
The Sprint Invaders event is the first winged sprint car race at Davenport since 2006, and is the only sprint car race in the Quad Cities in 2012. Also competing on the half-mile will be 4-stocks and IMCA-style Late Models. Both of those features will pay $1,000-to-win.
The racing action takes a turn for the weird on Friday, Sept. 14th, with Davenport’s first-ever Night of Destruction. The Night of Destruction features “Cheater Races” for the regular weekly classes and the automotive carnage of the “Trailer Race”.
The racing action returns to the half-mile track for the final race of 2012. The All-Star Classic, on Saturday, Sept. 22nd, is highlighted by the Deery Brothers Summer Series finale. Non-sanctioned IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks, and 4-Stocks will also be racing at the All-Star Classic.
The Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street, in Davenport, Iowa.
For more information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit our website at www.drttrak.com, or call (563) 652-5302.

MURPHY SCORES FOURTH LM WIN AT DAVENPORT
by Mike McGuire
DAVENPORT, Ia. (August 17, 2012) – Friday was Back to School Kid’s Night at the Davenport Speedway, sponsored by Dirt Racer Magazine and Chris Damitz Photography. With the regular season quickly winding down, Friday’s racing action was intense.
Mike Murphy Jr. captured feature win number four in the Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model feature. Murphy started 12th, but had made his way to the lead by lap 10. The win helped Murphy extend his point lead in the late model class.
Justin Kay was gaining ground on Murphy, but would have to settle for second. Andy Nezworski was in and out of the top five, before finishing third. Doug Nigh came on strong late in the race to take fourth, just ahead of Nate Bueseling. Muphy, Kay, and Nezworski won the late model heats.
In EMS IMCA Modified action, Kelly Meyer won a frantic 20-lap feature race. Meyer started the race in seventh position and was one of four different drivers to lead, over the first five laps.
The race was halted briefly for a red flag, as Greg Wilson’s car was went tumbling down to turn one. Greg exited the battered racecar, without serious injury.
When racing resumed, Meyer stayed in front, and would lead to the checkers. The win was Meyers’s first on the season at Davenport.
Doug Crampton prevailed over Mitch Morris to finish second at the stripe. Joe Beal recovered from being involved in a mid-race caution to take fourth, while John Ahlers just barely held off Matt Stein for fifth.
Emily Gade made it back-to-back feature wins in the Koehler Electric Street Stock division. Gade took the lead from Kevin Dickey on lap two of the fifteen lap main and led the rest of the way to the checkers. The victory was her third of the season.
Jeremy Marquette started tenth and had moved up to second by the end of lap four, but never got close enough to the leader to mount a challenge. Dwaine Hasson started third and finished third. Keith Blum and Chris Lawrence completed the top five.
In the Roto Rooter 4-Stocks, the Hitt just keeps on a coming. Aaron Hitt backed up his 4-Stock 50 win, with his second points win of the season. Hitt stole the lead from Andy Loy on lap three, en route to the victory. Jake Ellithorpe finished second. Gage Neal, Jake Morris, and Kyle Rhoads rounded out the top five.
Next Friday, August 24th, is Season Championship night at the Davenport Speedway. Track champions will be crowned in all four weekly classes.
Davenport Speedway
August 17, 2012
Results -
Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Models
Heat 1: 1. Mike Murphy Jr.; 2. LeRoy Brenner; 3. Matt Ryan; 4. Stephan Kammerer; 5. Mike Zemo Jr.;
Heat 2: 1. Justin Kay; 2. Doug Nigh; 3. Mike Guldenpfennig; 4. Joe Ross; 5. Chuck Hanna;
Heat 3: 1. Andy Nezworski; 2. Nate Bueseling; 3. Jeff Stevens; 4. Ray Guss Jr.; 5. Mike Garland;
Feature: 1. Mike Murphy Jr.; 2. Justin Kay; 3. Andy Nezworski; 4. Doug Nigh; 5. Nate Bueseling; 6. Ray Guss Jr.; 7. Mike Guldenpfennig; 8. Matt Ryan; 9. Joe Ross; 10. Jeff Stevens; 11. Mike Garland; 12. Mike Zemo Jr.; 13. Cory Goldbeck; 14. Tom Pestka; 15. Chuck Hanna; 16. Buck Harmening; 17. DJ Burke; 18. LeRoy Brenner; 19. Collin Straka; 20. Stephan Kammerer; 21. Jon Coombs;
EMS IMCA Modifieds
Heat 1: 1. Doug Crampton; 2. Kevin Goben; 3. Kelly Meyer; 4. Jake Waterman; 5. Matt Wilson;
Heat 2: 1. Mitch Morris; 2. Brian Bushong; 3. Greg Wilson; 4. Matt Stein; 5. Todd Reed;
Heat 3: 1. Bob Dominacki; 2. Thad Wilson; 3. Joe Beal; 4. Dean McGee; 5. Craig Crawford;
Semi: 1. John Ahlers; 2. Todd Reed; 3. Ray Cox Jr.; 4. Brian Webb; 5. Scott Olson;
Feature: 1. Kelly Meyer; 2. Doug Crampton; 3. Mitch Morris; 4. Joe Beal; 5. John Ahlers; 6. Matt Stein; 7. Thad Wilson; 8. Jake Waterman; 9. Ray Cox Jr.; 10. Brian Webb; 11. Todd Dykema; 12. Tony VonDresky; 13. Todd Reed; 14. Brian Bushong; 15. Dean McGee; 16. Greg Wilson; 17. Scott Olson; 18. Matt Wilson. 19. Kevin Goben; 20. Bob Dominacki;
Koehler Electric Street Stocks
Heat 1: 1. Kevin Dickey; 2. Dwaine Hasson; 3. Emily Gade; 4. Bryan Ritter; 5. Phil Anderson;
Feature: 1. Emily Gade; 2. Jeremy Marquette; 3. Dwaine Hasson; 4. Keith Blum; 5. Chris Lawrence; 6. Randy Exline; 7. Phil Anderson; 8. Bryan Ritter; 9. Kevin Schloemer; 10. Kevin Dickey;
Roto Rooter 4-Stocks
Heat 1: 1. Jake Ellithorpe; 2. Ricky Kay; 3. Justin Fink; 4. Andy Loy; 5. Kyle Rhoads;
Heat 2: 1. Jake Morris; 2. Gage Neal; 3. Aaron Hitt; 4. Nick Bennett; 5. Robert Hines;
Feature: 1. Aaron Hitt; 2. Jake Ellithorpe; 3. Gage Neal; 4. Jake Morris; 5. Kyle Rhoads; 6. Ricky Kay; 7. Nick Bennett; 8. Justin Fink; 9. Robert Hines; 10. Andy Loy;

Back to School Kid’s Night this Friday at Davenport Speedway
DAVENPORT, Ia. (August 15, 2012) – The final Kid’s Night of the 2012 season will be on Friday, August 17th. Kids 12 and under receive free admission with a paid adult.
Back to School Kids Night is sponsored by Dirt Racer Magazine and Chris Damitz Photography. Kids will want to bring their bikes and helmets (mandatory) for bike races around the 1/4 mile.
Next Friday, August 24th, will bring the 2012 Season Championships to the Davenport Speedway. On that evening, track champions will be crowned in all four weekly classes.
Post-season racing action at the Davenport Speedway begins on Sept. 7th, when the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders come to town. The following Friday, Sept. 14th, is the Night of Destruction, featuring Davenport’s first-ever “Trailer Race”. The final race at the Davenport Speedway this year, will be the All-Star Classic, on September 22nd. That event is highlighted by the 2012 Deery Brothers Summer Series finale.
For more information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit our website at www.drttrak.com, or call (563) 652-5302.

Hitt takes Davenport cash by inches
by Mike McGuire
DAVENPORT, Ia. (August 10, 2012) – Aaron Hitt of Davenport is $2,000 richer after his win in the 4-Stock 50 at the Davenport Speedway. The event marked the return of stock car racing action to the racetrack after a two week break for the Mississippi Valley Fair.
Hitt started the 50-lapper on the outside pole and shot out to the early lead. Hitt held a comfortable lead until the caution flag flew with 34 laps complete. Hitt led one lap after the restart, before giving way to Steve Miedke of Shellsburg, Iowa. Miedke led laps 36 through 48, while Hitt used a slightly higher line, gaining back ground on the leader.
The two leaders were side-by-side the final two laps, with third place Mike Morrow close behind.
Hitt had a little more momentum coming out of turn four on the final lap and won by about a foot and a half. Miedke, who had to qualify through the semi-feature, would have to settle for second. Morrow finished third, with 15th place starter Joe Zrostlik taking fourth. Zach Dahl rounded out the top five.
Forty 4-Stocks were on hand for the event. Heat race wins went to Steven Phillips, Mitch Bielenberg, Tristin Clark, and Jake Montoya. Semi-features were won by Miedke and Gene Potter.
Andy Nezworski dominated the Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model feature. Nezworski rocketed out in front and used the low groove to cruise to the win. A handful of drivers held the second spot throughout the race, with the position going to Matt Ryan at the finish. Justin Kay finished third, just ahead of Doug Nigh. Ray Guss Jr., took fifth.
Nezworski, Nigh, and Kay won the late model heats.
With the season winding down the racing was intense in the EMS IMCA Modified feature. At the midway point, race leader Jake Bowman was in a battle for the lead, with Matt Stein and Thad Wilson. On lap 14 the caution came out as Wilson and Bowman made contact, with Bowman spinning out in front of the flagstand. Both drivers were sent to the rear. On the following lap, Bowman returned the favor, sending Wilson spinning into the infield.
Stein stayed clear of the first incident and would lead the remaining laps to score his first victory of the season at Davenport. Mitch Morris moved in to finish a close second. Doug Crampton finished third, with Dean McGee fourth and Tony VonDresky fifth.
Emily Gade captured her second feature win on the season in the Koehler Electric Street Stock main. Emily took the lead from Bryan Ritter on lap seven of the 15-lapper and held on to take the win. Jeremy Marquette finished second with Scott Griffin third. RJ Gonzales and Dwaine Hasson completed the top five.
Next Friday, August 17th, is the final Kid’s Night of the 2012 season at the Davenport Speedway. Children 12 and under will be admitted free with a paid adult.
Davenport Speedway
August 10, 2012
Results -
Roto Rooter 4-Stocks
Heat 1: 1. Steven Phillips; 2. Aaron Hitt; 3. Zach Dahl; 4. Jake Ellithorpe; 5. Joe Zrostlik;
Heat 2: 1. Mitch Bielenberg; 2. Michael Grossman; 3. Dan Mohr; 4. Cameron Pocci; 5. Gene Potter;
Heat 3: 1. Tristin Clark; 2. Mike Morrow; 3. Jason Blocker; 4. Steve Miedke; 5. Lucas Short;
Heat 4: 1. Jake Montoya; 2. Eric Stodgell; 3. Jake Morris; 4. Justin Fink; 5. Bjorn Beck;
Semi 1: 1. Steve Miedke; 2. Joe Zrostlik; 3. Jake Ellithorpe; 4. Lucas Short; 5. Ricky Kay;
Semi 2: 1. Gene Potter; 2. Cameron Pocci; 3. Justin Kay; 4. Justin Fink; 5. Brian Shipley;
Feature: 1. Aaron Hitt; 2. Steve Miedke; 3. Mike Morrow; 4. Joe Zrostlik; 5. Zach Dahl; 6. Cameron Pocci; 7. Jake Montoya; 8. Justin Fink; 9. Lucas Short; 10. Eric Stogdell; 11. Gene Potter; 12. Jake Morris; 13. Jason Blocker; 14. Dan Mohr; 15. Jake Ellithorpe; 16. Steven Phillips; 17. Mitch Bielenberg; 18. Michael Grossman; 19. Tristin Clark; 20. Justin Kay;
Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Models
Heat 1: 1. Andy Nezworski; 2. Ray Guss Jr.; 3. Matt Ryan; 4. Jeff Stevens; 5. LeRoy Brenner;
Heat 2: 1. Doug Nigh; 2. Mike Murphy Jr.; 3. Nate Bueseling; 4. Mike Guldenpfennig; 5. Chuck Hanna;
Heat 3: 1. Justin Kay; 2. Brunson Behning; 3. Mike Garland; 4. Joe Ross; 5. Stephan Kammerer;
Feature: 1. Andy Nezworski; 2. Matt Ryan; 3. Justin kay; 4. Doug Nigh; 5. Ray Guss Jr.; 6. Mike Murphy Jr.; 7. Marty Diercks; 8. Mike Garland; 9. Chuck Hanna; 10. Tom Pestka; 11. Mike Guldenpfennig; 12. LeRoy Brenner; 13. Brunson Behning; 14. Collin Straka; 15. Matt Winslow; 16. Mike Zemo Jr.; 17. Joe Ross; 18. Stephan Kammerer; 19. Jeff Stevens; 20. Nate Bueseling; 21. Jon Coombs; 22. Bart Miller;
EMS IMCA Modifieds
Heat 1: 1. Kelly Meyer; 2. Jake Bowman; 3. Bob Dominacki; 4. Matt Stein; 5. Tony VonDresky;
Heat 2: 1. Thad Wilson; 2. Craig Crawford; 3. John Ahlers; 4. Greg Wilson; 5. Matt Wilson;
Heat 3: 1. Kevin Blum; 2. Doug Crampton; 3. Brian Bushong; 4. Todd Dykema; 5. Terry Rentfro;
Feature: 1. Matt Stein; 2. Mitch Morris; 3. Doug Crampton; 4. Dean McGee; 5. Tony VonDresky; 6. Thad Wilson; 7. Brian Bushong; 8. Kelly Meyer; 9. Aaron Burroughs; 10. Brian Webb; 11. Davey Hammond; 12. John Ahlers; 13. Craig Crawford; 14. Greg Wilson; 15. Jordan Hicks; 16. Jake Bowman; 17. Matt Wilson; 18. Terry Rentfro; 19. Bob Dominacki; 20. Todd Dykema;
Koehler Electric Street Stocks
Heat 1: 1. Dwaine Hasson; 2. RJ Gonzales; 3. Jeremy Marquette; 4. Bryan Ritter; 5. Keith Blum;
Heat 2: 1. Kevin Dickey; 2. Henry Carson; 3. Scott Griffin; 4. Emily Gade; 5. Gerald Ward;
Feature: 1. Emily Gade; 2. Jeremy Marquette; 3. Scott Griffin; 4. RJ Gonzales; 5. Dwaine Hasson; 6. Henry Carson; 7. Bryan Ritter; 8. Kevin Dickey; 9. Gerald Ward; 10. Keith Blum;

4 - STOCK 50 this Friday at Davenport Speedway
DAVENPORT, Ia. (August 8, 2012) – Stock car racing action returns to the Davenport Speedway this Friday, August 10th. The highlight of the racing program will be a 50-lap feature for the 4-Stocks, that will pay $2,000 to the winner.
This Friday’s race will be all about the money for area 4-Stock racers. The $2,000 top prize is twenty times the amount that drivers compete for a weekly basis.
The 4-Stock feature will be 50-laps, with 20 cars making the main. The 4-Stocks will use a draw/re-draw format.There will be a $50 entry fee for the 4-Stocks, for this event.
DRT TRAK Racing Inc. 4-Stock rules will apply. The rules are available at our website: “www.drttrak.com” .
Also racing at Davenport Speedway, on August 10th, will be IMCA Late Models, IMCA Modifieds, and Street Stocks, all competing for weekly racing points.
Pit gates at Davenport open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30pm and racing starts at 7pm. The Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street, in Davenport.
Grandstand admission for the event will be: Adults $15, Teens/Seniors $14, 10 and under free with a paid adult.
For more information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit our website at www.drttrak.com, or call (563) 652-5302.

Racers Prepare for homestretch at Davenport Speedway
DAVENPORT, Ia. (August 2, 2012) – With a two week break due to the Mississippi Valley Fair, local racers have plenty of time to ready themselves for a championship run.
When stock car racing action returns to the Davenport Speedway, on August 10th, there will be only three races left in the regular season to determine the track champions.
The August 10th racing program will be highlighted by the 4-Stock 50. The main event for the 4-Stocks, will pay $2,000 to the winner. IMCA Late Models, IMCA Modifieds, and Street Stocks will be competing for weekly racing points.
The final Kid’s Night of the 2012 season will be on August 17th. Kids 12 and under receive free admission with a paid adult. Bike races for the kids will be held on the racetrack. Helmets are required for all participants.
August 24th will bring the 2012 Season Championships to the Davenport Speedway. Track Champions will be crowned in all four weekly classes.
Post-season racing action at the Davenport Speedway begins on Sept. 7th, when the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders come to town. The following Friday, Sept. 14th, is the Night of Destruction, featuring Davenport’s first-ever ‘Trailer Race’. The final race at the Davenport Speedway in 2012 will be the All-Star Classic, highlighted by the Deery Brothers Summer Series finale.
For more information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit our website at www.drttrak.com, or call (563) 652-5302.

4 - STOCK 50 paying $2,000-to-win at Davenport Speedway
DAVENPORT, Ia. (July 27, 2012) – When stock car racing action returns to the Davenport Speedway(August 10), following the Mississippi Valley Fair, the highlight of the racing program will be a 50-lap feature for the 4-Stocks, that will pay $2,000 to the winner.
4-Stock is the class of stock cars that most resemble the vehicles that travel up and down the highway or the streets of your town. As the name implies, the cars all have 4-cylinder engines, and except for the rollcage and other safety equipment, are basically a stock vehicle.
The 4-Stock feature will be 50-laps, with 20 cars making the main. The 4-Stocks will use a draw/re-draw format.There will be a $50 entry fee for the 4-Stocks, for this event.
DRT TRAK Racing Inc. 4-Stock rules will apply. The rules are available at our website: “www.drttrak.com” .
Also racing at Davenport Speedway, on August 10th, will be IMCA Late Models, IMCA Modifieds, and Street Stocks, all competing for weekly racing points.
Pit gates at Davenport open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30pm and racing starts at 7pm. The Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street, in Davenport.
Grandstand admission for the event will be: Adults $15, Teens/Seniors $14, 10 and under free with a paid adult.
For more information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit our website at www.drttrak.com, or call (563) 652-5302.

Griffin takes two Davenport Street Stock wins
by Mike McGuire
DAVENPORT, Ia. (July 20, 2012) – With two make-up features, a full racing program, and the Midwest Jalopies, it surely was a full night of racing at the Davenport Speedway.
The evening started with the Street Stock make-up feature from June 29th. The race restarted with four laps complete and Scott Griffin leading the way. Griffin would lead the remaining laps and take his first victory of the year. It would not be his last.
Jeremy Marquette got close to the leader, but would have to settle for second. Keith Blum ran a strong third, with Joe Bonney fourth and Josh Starr fifth.
The IMCA Late Model make-up feature was next. Davenport racer Jeff Stevens used the outside pole and a still tacky track to his advantage as he led all 25 laps for the win. Ray Guss Jr., came from the eighth starting spot to finish second. Joe Ross finished third, just ahead of Stephan Kammerer and Andy Nezworski.
When it came to this Friday’s racing program, each class seemed to have a dominant car. In the EMS IMCA Modifieds, it was ‘the Dominator’ Bob Dominacki. Bob started seventh, and had the lead by the end of lap two. Dominacki held the top spot through five cautions and all the way to the checkers.
A dandy battle for second eventually went to Mitch Morris, over Thad Wilson. Brian Bushong ran in the top five all race long and finished fourth. Doug Crampton rounded out the top five.
The Roto-Rooter 4 Stock main saw Mitch Bielenberg pick up his third feature win of the point season. Bielenberg grabbed the lead from Kyle Rhoads on lap three, en route to the win. Jake Ellithorpe and Ricky Kay both started in the fourth row and would finish second and third respectively. Gage Neal finished fourth with Aaron Hitt completing the first five.
Scott Griffin took up where he left off in the Koehler Electric Street Stocks. Griffin started third, but would lead all fifteen laps for his second feature win of the night. Emily Gade finished second, a strightaway behind Griffin. Jeremy Marquette took third, with Dwaine Hasson fourth, and Keith Blum fifth.
The final race of the evening was the Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model main. Doug Nigh jumped to the early lead from the pole. After a lap nine restart, Ray Guss Jr. found enough grip on the high side to take the lead away from Nigh. That grip went away quickly and Nigh regained the lead on lap 16. The ‘Maquoketa Missile’ would lead the rest of the way to the checkers, for his first win of the year at Davenport.
Guss held on for second, with Mike Murphy Jr. third. Matt Ryan took fourth, with Mike Zemo Jr. fifth.
The Midwest Jalopies made their final Davenport Speedway appearance of the 2012 season. Doug Picray won the feature. Bob Mingst finished second, with Dennis Blunt third.
The Davenport Speedway will be on hiatus for the next two Fridays, due to the Mississippi Valley Fair. Stock car racing action returns to the quarter-mile dirt oval on Friday August 10th, with the main attraction being the 4-Stock 50, paying $2,000 to the winner.
Davenport Speedway
July 20, 2012
Results -
Koehler Electric Street Stocks (Make-up Feature – June 29th)
Feature: 1. Scott Griffin; 2. Jeremy Marquette; 3. Keith Blum; 4. Joe Bonney; 5. Josh Starr; 6. Bryan Ritter; 7. Kevin Dickey; 8. Dwaine Hasson; 9. Jeremy Gustaf; 10. Jerry Pratt; 11. Chris Lawrence; 12. Ryan Claeys; 13. Emily Gade;
Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Models (Make-up Feature – June 29th)
Feature: 1. Jeff Stevens; 2. Ray Guss Jr.; 3. Joe Ross; 4. Stephan Kammerer; 5. Andy Nezworski; 6. Nate Bueseling; 7. Matt Ryan; 8. Doug Nigh; 9. Mike Murphy Jr.; 10. Brunson Behning; 11. Mike Garland; 12. Mike Zemo Jr.; 13. Justin Diercks; 14. Chuck Hanna; 15. Spencer Diercks; 16. Collin Straka; 17. Joe Zrostlik;
Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Models
Heat 1: 1. Doug Nigh; 2. Jeff Stevens; 3. Matt Ryan; 4. Justin Kay; 5. Mike Zemo Jr.;
Heat 2: 1. Nate Bueseling; 2. Mike Murphy Jr.; 3. Mike Garland; 4. Chuck Hanna; 5. Mike Guldenpfennig;
Heat 3: 1. Ray Guss Jr.; 2. Stephan Kammerer; 3. LeRoy Brenner; 4. Joe Ross; 5. Spencer Diercks;
Feature: 1. Doug Nigh; 2. Ray Guss Jr.; 3. Mike Murphy Jr.; 4. Matt Ryan; 5. Mike Zemo Jr.; 6. Andy Nezworski; 7. Nate Bueseling; 8. Justin Kay; 9. Mike Garland; 10. Joe Ross; 11. Chuck Hanna; 12. Stephan Kammerer; 13. Brunson Behning; 14. Spencer Diercks; 15. Bob Miller; 16. Mike Guldenpfennig; 17. Dave Stichter; 18. Collin Straka; 19. LeRoy Brenner; 20. Justin Diercks; 21. Jon Coombs;
EMS IMCA Modifieds
Heat 1: 1. Thad Wilson; 2. Todd Dykema; 3. Brian Bushong;
Heat 2: 1. Matt Stein; 2. Tony VonDresky; 3. Dean McGee; 4. Kevin Goben; 5. Kelly Meyer;
Heat 3: 1. Doug Crampton; 2. Bob Dominacki; 3. Mitch Morris; 4. Brian Webb; 5. Davey Hammond;
Feature: 1. Bob Dominacki; 2. Mitch Morris; 3. Thad Wilson; 4. Brian Bushong; 5. Doug Crampton; 6. Tony Von Dresky; 7. Matt Stein; 8. Davey Hammond; 9. Aaron Burroughs; 10. Brian Webb; 11. Greg Wilson; 12. Bruce Fosdyck Sr.; 13. Kelly Pestka; 14. Dean McGee; 15. Kevin Goben; 16. Kelly Meyer; 17. John Ahlers; 18. Jake Bowman; 19. Todd Dykema; 20. Craig Crawford;
Koehler Electric Street Stocks
Heat 1: 1. Scott Griffin; 2. Kevin Dickey; 3. Emily Gade; 4. Bryan Ritter; 5. Brent Nugent;
Heat 2: 1. Jeremy Marquette; 2. Keith Blum; 3. Dwaine Hasson; 4. Henry Carson; 5. Josh Starr;
Feature: 1. Scott Griffin; 2. Emily Gade; 3. Jeremy Marquette; 4. Dwaine Hasson; 5. Keith Blum; 6. Henry Carson; 7. Josh Starr; 8. Bryan Ritter; 9. Kevin Dickey; 10. Brent Nugent;
Roto Rooter 4-Stocks
Heat 1: 1. Joe Zrostlik; 2. Tristin Clark; 3. Gage Neal; 4. Ricky Kay; 5. Steve Boyle;
Heat 2: 1. Mitch Bielenberg; 2. Jake Montoya; 3. Jake Ellithorpe; 4. Kyle Rhoads; 5. Andy Loy;
Feature: 1. Mitch Bielenberg; 2. Jake Ellithorpe; 3. Ricky Kay; 4. Gage Neal; 5. Aaron Hitt; 6. Tristin Clark; 7. Andy Loy; 8. Joe Zrostlik; 9. Eric Stogdell; 10. Kyle Rhoads; 11. Jake Montoya; 12. Steve Boyle; 13. Justin Fink; 14. Brandon Setser;
Midwest Jalopies
Heat 1: 1. Austin Honts; 2. Dennis Blunt; 3. Rodney Haack; 4. Bob Mingst; 5. Art McDonald;
Feature: 1. Doug Picray; 2. Bob Mingst; 3. Dennis Blunt; 4. Larry Driskell; 5. Jeff Blunt; 6. Art McDonald; 7. Jeff Snyder; 8. Austin Honts; 9. Dan Wilken; 10. Steve Jarnecke; 11. Rodney Haack;

Another busy Friday at Davenport Speedway
DAVENPORT, Ia. (July 19, 2012) – This Friday will be another busy night of racing at the Davenport Speedway. In addition to the regular weekly racing program, there will be two make-up features in the IMCA Late Model and Street Stock classes. Friday will also see the final 2012 appearance of the Midwest Jalopies and their vintage racecars.
After this Friday’s racing program, the track will be on a two week hiatus for the annual run of the Mississippi Valley Fair.
The quarter-mile dirt oval will return to stock car racing action on August 10th, with the running of the 4-Stock 50. The 4-Stocks will use a draw/re-draw format, with a $2,000 payday awaiting the winner.
DRT TRAK Racing Inc. 4-Stock rules will apply. The rules are available at our website: “www.drttrak.com" .
Also racing at Davenport, on August 10th, will be IMCA Late Models, IMCA Modifieds, and Street Stocks, all competing for weekly racing points.
Pit gates at Davenport open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30pm and racing starts at 7pm. The Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street, in Davenport.
For more information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit our website at www.drttrak.com, or call (563) 652-5302.

MARQUETTE SCORES BIG CASH AT DAVENPORT
Wilson hits daily double
by Mike McGuire
DAVENPORT, Ia. (July 13, 2012) – Friday the 13th was a busy night of racing at the Davenport Speedway sponsored by JC Dubil. The highlight of the evening was the Street Stock 50, which paid $2,000 to win. A strong field of street Stocks were on hand for the main event and they did not disappoint the crowd. When the checkered flag fell, there was a familiar face in victory lane, Jeremy Marquette of Davenport.
Marquette showed why he is the current point leader and defending track champion at the Davenport Speedway. Marquette started on the outside pole and immediately jumped out to the early race lead. Jeremy would hold the top spot through the first seven laps.
Emily Gade worked her way through the top five, taking the lead on lap eight. Marquette returned the favor on lap twenty, as the leaders got mired in lapped traffic. Marquette began to stretch out the lead as the race went caution-free through the thirty-five laps. Jeremy would lead the remaining laps and take the biggest payday of his racing career.
Three cautions over the final 15 laps, spelled trouble for Gade. She lost spots on the first two restarts, before bringing out the third yellow for a spin in turn one. She would finish sixth, the last car on the lead lap.
The final laps saw a frantic battle for second between RJ Gonzales, Tim Current and Scott Griffin. Griffin would take the spot, with Current third, and Gonzales fourth. Jed Holland carried a broken left front to a fifth place finish.
Marquette, Gonzales, and Dwaine Hasson won heat races with Current and Jerry Pratt winning the semi-features.
There was a regular racing program for the other three weekly classes and two make-up features that were rained out on June 29th.
First up was the 4-Stock Make-up Feature. Aaron Hitt finally broke through for his first feature win of the season. Brandon Dahl led the race until a pair of cautions on lap eight gave Hitt the opportunity he needed for the lead. Dahl would hold on for second, with Jake Ellithorpe third. Zach Dahl finished fourth and Gage Neal completed the top five.
In the EMS IMCA Modifed Make-up feature, Kevin Blum looked to have the car to be for nearly all of the twenty laps, nearly. Blum took the lead from the pole and used the high side to lead the first thirteen laps. Thad Wilson used the bottom and led lap fourteen. Blum came back to lead laps fifteen through nineteen, but on the final corner his car lost power and Wilson collected his first win at Davenport this year.
Doug Crampton came from deep in the field to take second. Mitch Morris, John Ahlers, and Dean McGee rounded out the top five.
Stephan Kammerer picked up his first Petersen Plumbing& Heating IMCA Late Model feature win of the season.
Kammerer took the lead from Andy Nezworski on lap four of the 25-lap feature and used the high side to lead the rest of the way to the checkers. Matt Ryan survived a series of lat race cautions to finish second. Ray Guss Jr., took third, with Marty Diercks fourth, and Joe Ross fifth.
Kammerer, Guss, and Justin Kay won the late model heats.
Thad Wilson stayed perfect on the night, as he won his heat race and dominated in Friday’s IMCA Modified main. After a couple of first lap cautions, Wilson zipped out to the lead with Bob Dominacki in tow. The pair would run even for three laps, before Wilson and the bottom groove would prevail. Kelly Meyer would also use the bottom to work his way into second. Dominacki held on for third, with Doug Crampton and Mitch Morris fourth and fifth respectively. Wilson’s daily double made him the first modified repeat winner at Davenport in 2012.
The final race of the evening was this week’s Roto-Rooter 4-Stock feature. Jake Morris led lap one, with the race being red –flagged on lap two, as Robert Hines rolled his ride. He exited the car without serious injury.
After the restart, Morris was sandwiched between Jake Ellithorpe and Ricky Kay as they both went for the lead.
Ellithorpe led lap three with Kay taking over on lap four. Once in the lead, Kay drove away for his first win at Davenport this season. Ellithorpe finished second and was followed by Zach Dahl, Morris, and Gene Potter.
Next Friday, July 20th, will be another busy one at the Davenport Speedway. Two more make-up features (IMCA Late Model & Street Stock) will be run along with the regular weekly program and the final 2012 appearance of the Midwest Jalopies.
Davenport Speedway
July 13, 2012
Results –
Street Stock 50
Heat 1: 1. RJ Gonzales; 2. Emily Gade; 3. Scott Griffin; 4. Chip Kohl; 5. Rob Nylin;
Heat 2: 1. Dwaine Hasson; 2. Donnie Louck; 3. Jed Holland; 4. Kevin Dickey; 5. Bryan Ritter;
Heat 3: 1. Jeremy Marquette; 2. Jeff Stevens; 3. Joe Bonney; 4. Terry Rittmer; 5. Tim Current;
Semi 1: 1. Tim Current; 2. Rob Nylin; 3. Josh Neal; 4. Dan Mohr; 5. Shane Oberbreckling;
Semi 2. ; 1. Jerry Pratt; 2. Chris Lawrence; 3. Josh Starr; 4. Kerry Dake; 5. Bryan Ritter;
Feature: 1. Jeremy Marquette; 2. Scott Griffin; 3. Tim Current; 4. RJ Gonzales; 5. Jed Holland; 6. Emily Gade; 7. Donnie Louck; 8. Chip Kohl; 9. Dan Mohr; 10. Jerry Pratt; 11. Chris Lawrence; 12. Kevin Dickey; 13. Josh Starr; 14. Terry Rittmer; 15. Joe Bonney; 16. Dwaine Hasson; 17. Jeff Stevens; 18. Rob Nylin; 19. Josh Neal; 20. Kerry Dake;
Roto Rooter 4-Stocks (Make-up from June 29th)
Feature: 1. Aaron Hitt; 2. Brandon Dahl; 3. Jake Ellithorpe; 4. Zach Dahl; 5. Gage Neal; 6. Gene Potter; 7. Steve Boyle; 8. Nick Bennett; 9. Justin Fink; 10. Brent Bonney; 11. Zack Stansberry; 12. Mitch Bielenberg; 13. Andy Loy; 14. Tristin Clark; 15. Randy Sinning; 16. Kyle Rhoads;
EMS IMCA Modifieds (Make-up from June 29th
Feature: 1. Thad Wilson; 2. Doug Crampton; 3. Mitch Morris; 4. John Ahlers; 5. Dean McGee; 6. Todd Dykema; 7. Craig Crawford; 8. Aaron Burroughs; 9. Kevin Blum; 10. Brian Bushong; 11. Kelly Meyer; 12. Matt Stein; 13. Brian Webb; 14. Bob Dominacki; 15. Tim Arp; 16. Bruce Fosdyck Sr.; 17. Jordan Hicks;
Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Models
Heat 1: 1. Ray Guss Jr.; 2. Andy Nezworski; 3. Chuck Hanna; 4. Spencer Diercks; 5. Eric Sanders;
Heat 2: 1. Justin Kay; 2. Matt Ryan; 3. Joe Ross; 4. Mike Garland; 5. Leroy Brenner;
Heat 3: 1. Stephan Kammerer; 2. Mike Murphy Jr.; 3. Nate Bueseling; 4. Marty Diercks; 5. Justin Diercks;
Feature: 1. Stephan Kammerer; 2. Matt Ryan ; 3. Ray Guss Jr.; 4. Marty Diercks; 5. Joe Ross; 6. Andy Nezworski; 7. Justin Kay; 8. Mike Murphy Jr.; 9. Nate Bueseling; 10. Mike Garland; 11. Chuck Hanna; 12. Spencer Diercks; 13. Brunson Behning; 14. Jeff Stevens; 15. LeRoy Brenner; 16. Justin Diercks; 17. Eric Sanders; 18. Collin Straka; 19. Jon Coombs; 20. Bart Miller; 21. Doug Nigh;
EMS IMCA Modifieds
Heat 1: 1. Mitch Morris; 2. Joe Beal; 3. Doug Crampton; 4. Dan Klatt; 5. Greg Wilson;
Heat 2: 1. Thad Wilson; 2. Kelly Meyer; 3. John Ahlers; 4. Aaron Burroughs; 5. Craig Crawford;
Heat 3: 1. Bob Dominacki; 2. Brian Bushong; 3. Dean McGee; 4. Tim Arp; 5. Kevin Goben;
Feature: 1. Thad Wilson; 2. Kelly Meyer; 3. Bob Dominacki; 4. Doug Crampton; 5. Mitch Morris; 6. Craig Crawford; 7. Brian Bushong; 8. Dean McGee; 9. Brian Webb; 10. Todd Dykema; 11. Joe Beal; 12. Dave Imming; 13. Kevin Goben; 14. Aaron Burroughs; 15. John Ahlers; 16. Matt Wilson; 17. Bruce Fosdyck Sr.; 18. Keith Haislip; 19. Greg Wilson; 20. Tim Arp; 21. Dan Klatt.
Roto Rooter 4-Stocks
Heat 1: 1. Gage Neal; 2. Nick Bennett; 3. Robert Hines; 4. Justin Fink; 5. Andy Loy;
Heat 2: 1. Zach Dahl; 2. Gene Potter; 3. Tristin Clark; 4. Steve Boyle; 5. Todd Hines;
Heat 3: 1. Aaron Hitt; 2. Brandon Dahl; 3. Jake Morris; 4. Steve Boyle; 5. Todd Hines;
Feature: 1. Ricky Kay; 2. Jake Ellithorpe; 3. Zach Dahl; 4. Jake Morris; 5. Gene Potter; 6. Tristin Clark; 7. Steven Boyle; 8. Brandon Dahl; 9. Gage Neal; 10. Justin Fink; 11. Aaron Hitt; 12. Eric Hood; 13. Todd Hines; 14. Andy Loy; 15. Cameron Poci; 16. Brandon Setser; 17. Robert Hines; 18. Nick Bennett;

STREET STOCK 50 this Friday at Davenport Speedway
DAVENPORT, Ia. (July 11, 2012) – The weather may have cooled down a bit, but there will be plenty of hot racing action this Friday at the Davenport Speedway. The quarter-mile dirt oval will host the Street Stock 50, paying $2,000 to win.
Also racing at Davenport, on July 13th, will be IMCA Late Models, IMCA Modifieds, and 4 Stocks, all competing for weekly racing points. In addition, the 4-Stocks and IMCA Modifieds will run make-up features that were rained out on June 29th.
The Street Stock feature will be 50-laps, with 20 cars making the main. The Street Stocks will use a draw/re-draw format. There will be a $50 entry fee for the Street Stocks, for this event.
DRT TRAK Racing Inc. Street Stock rules will apply. The rules are available at our website: “www.drttrak.com” .
Pit gates at Davenport open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30pm and racing starts at 7pm. The Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street, in Davenport.
Grandstand admission for the event will be: Adults $15, Teens/Seniors $14, 10 and under free with a paid adult.
For more information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit our website at www.drttrak.com, or call (563) 652-5302.

Races at Davenport Speedway Cancelled Friday July 6
DAVENPORT, Ia. (July 6, 2012) – The racing program for tonight at the Davenport Speedway, has been cancelled due to the extreme heat and humidity.
In a posting on the DRT TRAK Racing, Inc. facebook page, Event Coordinator, Carrie rouse stated,
For the safety of our fans, drivers, and employees, in this dangerous heat/humidity tonight's races are cancelled.
Excessive heat warnings have been issued, with high risk to heat related illness. Simply put - it is dangerous to be out in this heat and humidity. We don't want YOU to have to make the choice, so we will step up. We wanted to race tonight as much as you did, but safety is a BIG concern for tonight.”
For more information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit our website at www.drttrak.com, or call (563) 652-5302.

Two Make-up features this Friday at Davenport Speedway
DAVENPORT, Ia. (July 5, 2012) – What was already a busy month of July at the Davenport Speedway, has gotten even busier.
This Friday, July 6th is JC Dubil night at the racetrack and will have two added features from last Friday’s rain-shortened program. The Koehler Electric Street Stock and EMS IMCA Modified make-up features will be run with this week’s full racing program.
Friday, July 13th, the Davenport Speedway will host the Street Stock 50. The main event of the evening will pay $2,000 to win. Also racing will be IMCA Late Models, IMCA Modifieds, and 4 Stocks, all competing for weekly racing points.
The Street Stock feature will be 50-laps, with 20 cars making the main. The Street Stocks will use a draw/re-draw format. There will be a $50 entry fee for the Street Stocks, for this event. Also racing at Davenport, on July 13th, will be IMCA Late Models, IMCA Modifieds, and 4 Stocks, all competing for weekly racing points.
Friday, July 20th will have the other two added features from last Friday’s rain-shortened program. The Petersen Plumbing and Heating IMCA Late Model and Roto-Rooter 4-Stock make-up features will be run with the full racing program. Midwest Jalopies will make their final appearance of the 2012 season on that evening as well.
For more information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit our website at www.drttrak.com, or call (563) 652-5302.

Lightning halts races at Davenport Speedway
by Mike McGuire
DAVENPORT, Ia. (June 29, 2012) – Friday’s stock car racing program at the Davenport Speedway was halted part-way through the Koehler Electric Street Stock feature. The decision was made as the lightning from an approaching storm posed a risk to racers and fans alike.
Qualifying heat races in all four classes had been completed, before the storms came. The Street Stock main was the first of four features to be run.
A schedule to make up the balance of the racing program, has not been finalized at this time. Please check our website (www.drttrak.com) for further information, or check the DRT TRAK Racing facebook page.
Davenport Speedway
June 29, 2012
Results -
Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Models
Heat 1: 1. Jeff Stevens; 2. Marty Diercks; 3. Justin Diercks; 4. Collin Straka; 5. Matt Ryan;
Heat 2: 1. Stephan Kammerer; 2. Andy Nezworski; 3. Joe Zrostlik; 4. Nate Bueseling; 5. Spencer Diercks;
Heat 3: 1. Ray Guss Jr.; 2. Joe Ross; 3. Doug Nigh; 4. Mike Garland; 5. Chuck Hanna;
Feature: ( to be made up at a later date )
EMS IMCA Modifieds
Heat 1: 1. Kevin Blum; 2. Matt Stein; 3. Thas Wilson; 4. Matt Werner; 5. Aaron Burroughs;
Heat 2: 1. Brian Bushong; 2. Bob Dominacki; 3. Dean McGee; 4. Tim Arp; 5. Brian Webb;
Heat 3: 1. Toss Dykema; 2. Kelly Meyer; 3. Mitch Morris; 4. John Ahlers; 5. Joe Jones Jr.;
Feature: ( to be made up at a later date )
Koehler Electric Street Stocks
Heat 1: 1. Jeremy Gustaf; 2. Scott Griffin; 3. Emily Gade; 4. Keitrh Blum; 5. Dwaine Hasson;
Feature: ( to be made up at a later date )
Roto Rooter 4-Stocks
Heat 1: 1. Aaron Hitt; 2. Jake Ellithorpe; 3. Randy Sinning; 4. Kyle Rhoads; 5. Zach Dahl;
Heat 2: 1. Mitch Bielenberg; 2. Brandon Dahl; 3. Brent Bonney; 4. Tristin Clark; 5. Gage Neal;
Feature: ( to be made up at a later date )

STREET STOCK 50 paying $2,000-to-win at Davenport Speedway
DAVENPORT, Ia. (June 27, 2012) – Friday the 13th will prove lucky for one area Street Stock driver as the Davenport Speedway will host the Street Stock 50, on the second Friday in July. The main event of the evening will pay $2,000 to win.
Usually such events are held after the regular point season has ended. Due to an already packed post-season slate at the Davenport Speedway, the race has been moved up to July.
The Street Stock feature will be 50-laps, with 20 cars making the main. The Street Stocks will use a draw/re-draw format. There will be a $50 entry fee for the Street Stocks, for this event.
DRT TRAK Racing Inc. Street Stock rules will apply. The rules are available at our website: “www.drttrak.com” .
Also racing at Davenport, on July 13th, will be IMCA Late Models, IMCA Modifieds, and 4 Stocks, all competing for weekly racing points.
Pit gates at Davenport open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30pm and racing starts at 7pm. The Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street, in Davenport.
Grandstand admission for the event will be: Adults $15, Teens/Seniors $14, 10 and under free with a paid adult.
For more information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit our website at www.drttrak.com, or call (563) 652-5302.

Marquette claims Back Row Challenge money at Davenport
by Mike McGuire
DAVENPORT, Ia. (June 22, 2012) – Friday was Casey’s General Store Mid-Season Championships at the Davenport Speedway. The evening’s racing program featured a draw/redraw format and a Back Row Challenge for the current point leader in each division. Two of the four point leaders, Jeremy Marquette and Kelly Meyer, accepted the challenge and decided to start last in the feature for a chance to win extra money.
The gamble paid off for Koehler Electric Street Stock point leader Jeremy Marquette. Marquette started the 15-lap main in 15th position and had moved up to third by the end of the fourth lap. He then joined a spirited battle for the lead between Emily Gade and Scott Griffin.
Griffin would take the lead form Gade on lap eight, only to have it taken away by a caution flag. Following the restart, Griffin would again pass Gade for the lead. It was a lead he would have for only one lap.
Marquette zipped past Griffin for the lead and would cruise to the win, and the Back Row Challenge money. Griffin would hold for second with Gade crossing the stripe in third. Keith Blum and Phil Anderson closed out the top five.
Kelly Meyer also took the Back Row Challenge in the 20-lap EMS IMCA Modified feature. Matt Werner jumped out to the early race lead and held the top spot to lap eight. Thad Wilson started ninth and used the bottom of the racetrack to take the lead on lap nine.
Wilson and Bob Dominacki would then battle for lead for several laps, before Dominacki took the point on lap 16. Dominacki went on to take his first point win of the season, while Wilson clipped an infield tire in the final corner and finished 12th. Werner finished second, ahead of Tony VonDresky. Tim Arp started 15th and finished fourth, with Kelly Meyer coming from the tail to take fifth.
Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model point leader, Mike Murphy Jr., declined the Back Row Challenge and it proved to be a good decision, as he collected his third feature win of the season. Murphy started the 25-lap, caution-free main in the front row, on the outside of Matt Ryan. But it was Ryan that shot out to the early lead. Ryan was under constant attack by Murphy and Ray Guss Jr., but held the lead until lap 11.
Murphy used a higher line to get by Ryan, but couldn’t shake Guss. Guss would take the lead on lap 17, with Murphy coming back to the point on lap 21. Murphy and Guss would finish one-two, with Stephan Kammerer taking third. Matt Ryan held on for fourth, with Nate Bueseling fifth.
Roto-Rooter 4 Stock leader, Aaron Hitt declined the challenge and elected to start second. Pole sitter Tristin Clark led lap one with Hitt grabbing the lead on lap two. Tenth place starter Jake Ellithorpe forced his way into the lead on lap seven. Twenty-first place starter, Mitch Bielenberg, flew through the field and would get to Ellithorpe’s rear bumper, but would go no further.
Ellithorpe took his third win of the year, while Bielenberg settled for second. Ricky Kay finished third, with Gage Neal and Hitt rounding out the top five.
Racing returns to the Davenport Speedway next Friday, June 29th for the second Kid’s Night of the season.
Davenport Speedway
June 22, 2012
Results -
Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Models
Heat 1: 1. Gary Webb; 2. Ray Guss Jr.; 3. Spencer Diercks; 4. Andy Nezworski; 5. Joe Ross;
Heat 2: 1. Brian Harris; 2. Justin Kay; 3. Chuck Hanna; 4. Matt Ryan; 5. Mike Garland;
Heat 3: 1. Nate Bueseling; 2. Mike Zemo Jr.; 3. Stephan Kammerer; 4. Mike Murphy Jr.; 5. Marty Diercks;
Feature: 1. Mike Murphy Jr.; 2. Ray Guss Jr.; 3. Stephan Kammerer; 4. Matt Ryan; 5. Nate Bueseling; 6. Chuck Hanna; 7. Mike Zemo Jr.; 8. Spencer Diercks; 9. Justin Kay; 10. Gary Webb; 11. Andy Nezworski; 12. Travis Denning; 13. Mike Garland; 14. Marty Diercks; 15. Brian Harris; 16. Bart Miller; 17. Dave Stichter; 18. Collin Straka; 19. Joe Ross; 20. Jon Coombs; 21. LeRoy Brenner;
EMS IMCA Modifieds
Heat 1: 1. Matt Stein; 2. Jake Bowman; 3. Todd Dykema; 4. Matt Werner; 5. John Ahlers;
Heat 2: 1. Bob Dominacki; 2. Kevin Blum; 3. Tony VonDresky; 4. Brian Webb; 5. Doug Crampton;
Heat 3: 1. Kelly Meyer; 2. Thad Wilson; 3. Dean McGee; 4. Aaron Burroughs; 5. Craig Crawford;
Feature: 1. Bob Dominacki; 2. Matt Werner; 3. Tony VonDresky ; 4. Tim Arp; 5. Kelly Meyer; 6. Doug Crampton; 7. John Ahlers; 8. Matt Stein; 9. Brian Webb; 10. Bruce Fosdyck Sr.; 11. Aaron Burroughs; 12. Thad Wilson; 13. Dean McGee; 14. Todd Dykema; 15. Jake Bowman; 16. Jordan Hicks; 17. Keith Blum; 18. Craig Crawford;
Koehler Electric Street Stocks
Heat 1: 1. Emily Gade; 2. Cord Williams; 3. Scott Griffin; 4. Henry Carson; 5. Ryan Claeys;
Heat 2: 1. Jeremy Marquette; 2. Keith Blum; 3. Cary Brown; 4. Kevin Dickey; 5. Josh Starr;
Heat 3: 1. Phil Anderson; 2. Gerald Ward; 3. Matt Jefferson; 4. Dwaine Hasson; 5. Jeremy Gustaf;
Feature: 1. Jeremy Marquette; 2. Scott Griffin; 3. Emily Gade; 4. Keith Blum; 5. Phil Anderson; 6. Cord Williams; 7. Ryan Claeys; 8. Kevin Schloemer; 9. Gerald Ward; 10. Matt Jefferson; 11. Bryan Ritter; 12. Cary Brown; 13. Henry Carson; 14. Dwaine Hasson;
Roto Rooter 4-Stocks
Heat 1: 1. Ricky Kay; 2. Randy Sinning; 3. Brandon Dahl; 4. Jake Morris; 5. Nick Bennett;
Heat 2: 1. Jake Ellithorpe; 2. Aaron Hitt; 3. Eric Stogdell; 4. Zach Dahl; 5. Kyle Rhoads;
Heat 3: 1. Gage Neal; 2. Tristin Clark; 3. Steve Boyle; 4. Brent Bonney; 5. Justin Fink;
Feature: 1. Jake Ellithorpe; 2. Mitch Bielenberg; 3. Ricky Kay; 4. Gage Neal; 5. Aaron Hitt; 6. Zach Dahl; 7. Eric Stodgell; 8. Brandon Dahl; 9. Jake Morris; 10. Brent Bonney; 11. Tristin Clark; 12. Nick Bennett; 13. Andy Loy; 14. Steve Boyle; 15. Kyle Rhoads; 16. Eric Hood; 17. James Parr; 18. Randy Sinning; 19. Justin Fink;

Casey’s General Stores Mid-Season Championships set for Friday
DAVENPORT, Ia. (June 21, 2012) – It hardly seems possible, but we are nearing the halfway point of the 2012 racing season. This Friday, June 22nd, will be the Casey’s General Stores Mid-Season Championships at the Davenport Speedway.
Heading into the Mid-Season championships, the point leaders in the four weekly classes are:
Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model ……....Mike Murphy Jr. Colona, IL
EMS IMCA Modified ………………………………….. Kelly Meyer, Big Rock, IA
Koehler Electric Street Stock ……………………….….. Jeremy Marquette, Davenport, IA
Roto-Rooter 4 Stock …………….…… ………………… Aaron Hitt Davenport, IA
Mike Murphy Jr. is leading the point standing in the Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model division. Murphy is setting a blistering pace and will be difficult to catch in the second half of the season.
The Colona, Ill., driver has two wins and finished no worse than third in the first five races. He also won the Deery Brothers event at Davenport in April.
Nate Bueseling is second in late model points with defending track champion Ray Guss Jr. third. Both drivers have one feature win.
At this point in the season, the EMS IMCA Modified division is up for grabs. The top seven point leaders are separated by only thirteen points, and only two of the top seven have recorded a feature win in 2012.
Kelly Meyer leads the EMS IMCA Modified point standings. Meyer (Big Rock, Ia.) has no victories yet this season, but has used consistent finishes to get to the top of the chart.
Street Stock racer, Jeremy Marquette, leads the Koehler Electric Street Stock points. Marquette is the defending track champion in the street stock class and has two feature wins already this season. Dwaine Hasson and Kevin Dickey are currently tied for second in points.
4 Stock driver, Aaron Hitt, has yet to score a win this season, but leads the Roto-Rooter 4 Stock class. Hitt has a comfortable lead over Gage Neal in second and Jake Ellithorpe in third.
The Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street, in Davenport. Pit gates at The Davenport Speedway open at 4:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30pm and racing starts at 7pm.
For more information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit our website at www.drttrak.com, or call (563) 652-5302.
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Davenport Speedway Point Standings as of June 20, 2012
POS DRIVER PTS HOMETOWN
Petersen Plumbing& Heating IMCA Late Model
1 14 Mike Murphy Jr.** 207 Colona, IL
2 46 Nate Beuseling* 178 Silvis, IL
3 58 Ray Guss Jr.* 177 Milan, IL
4 65 Chuck Hanna 172 Port Byron, IL
5 O7 Matt Ryan 171 Davenport, IA
6 77 Stephan Kammerer 164 Blue Grass, IA
7 G1 Mike Garland 160 Morrison, IL
8 29 Spencer Diercks 152 Davenport, IA
9 15K Justin Kay 151 Wheatland, IA
10 47 Andy Nezworski 148 Buffalo, IA
EMS IMCA Modified
1 21A Kelly Meyer 142 Big Rock, IA
2 40 Doug Crampton* 139 Rock Island, IL
3 53 Matt Stein 134 Davenport, IA
4 70 Mitch Morris 131 Eldridge, IA
5 H7 Dean McGee 130 Galesburg, IL
6 67 John Ahlers* 129 Bettendorf, IA
7 75 Thad Wilson 128 Moline, IL
8a. 68 Aaron Burroughs 114 Princeton, IA
b. 17 Todd Dykema 114 Davenport, IA
10a. 85b Brian Bushong 113 Colona, IL
b. 29 Craig Crawford 113 Silvis, IL
Koehler Electric Street Stock
1 11 Jeremy Marquette** 200 Davenport, IA
2a. 44 Dwaine Hasson 179 Colona, IL
b. 42 Kevin Dickey 179 East Moline, IL
4 6 Emily Gade* 173 Clarence, IA
5 81 Cary Brown 170 Davenport, IA
6 8 Josh Starr 165 New Liberty, IA
7 55 Ryan Claeys 153 Morrison, IL
8 28x Chip Kohl* 147 Marion, IA
9 21 Keith Blum 141 Bettendorf, IA
10 72 Josh Neal 133 Monmouth, IA
Roto-Rooter 4 Stock
1 48H Aaron Hitt 196 Davenport, IA
2 12n Gage Neal 177 Ely, IA
3a. 72 Jake Ellithorpe** 173 Delmar, IA
b. 61 Tristin Clark 173 Maquoketa, IA
5 89 Nick Bennett 165 Eldridge, IA
6 D26 Wade Dahl 154 Blue Grass, IA
7 D17 Brandon Dahl 152 Blue Grass, IA
8 40K Ricky Kay 151 Wheatland, IA
9 17 Andy Loy 149 Davenport, IA
10 13 Steve Boyle 148 Stockton, IA

Guss breaks through for Davenport LM victory
by Mike McGuire
DAVENPORT, Ia. (June 8, 2012) – Beautiful weather and a full field of racecars made for a great night of racing at the Davenport Speedway. The evening’s racing program was sponsored by Dirt Racer Magazine & Chris Damitz Photography, and included the second 2012 appearance of the Midwest Jalopies.
In Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model action, 3-time defending track champion, Ray Guss Jr. finally scored his first victory of the season. Current late model point leader, Mike Murphy Jr. finished second. Justin Kay, Mike Garland, and Stephan Kammerer rounded out the top five.
Kammerer, Nate Bueseling, and Jeff Stevens captured late model heat wins.
Kevin Blum became the fourth different driver to pick up a win in the EMS IMCA Modified division, the only class at Davenport that has yet to see a repeat winner this year. Blum’s victory was his first Davenport IMCA Modified win.
Bob Dominacki took second, with Milo Veloz Jr. third. Mitch Morris and Doug Crampton were fourth and fifth respectively.
Jeremy Gustaf outlasted Jeremy Marquette to pick up his first Street Stock win of the season. Third went to Dwaine Hasson. Phil Anderson and Kevin Dickey completed the first five.
Jake Ellithorpe secured his second Roto-Rooter 4-Stock win of the year. Jake was followed to the stripe by Ricky Kay, Erick Stogdell, Aaron Hitt, and Gage Neal, in that order.
Tim Bader of Monticello won the Midwest Jalopies portion of the program. Matt Picray finished second, with Rodney Haack Thirteen vintage coupes were hand for the event.
No races at the Davenport Speedway, next Friday night, June 15th. Racing resumes June 22nd, for the Mid-Season championships.
Davenport Speedway
June 8, 2012
Results –
Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Models
Heat 1: 1. Jeff Stevens; 2. Matt Ryan; 3. Mike Murphy Jr.; 4. Mike Garland; 5. Joe Ross;
Heat 2: 1. Stephan Kammerer; 2. Ray Guss Jr.; 3. Justin Kay; 4. Drake Ostrom; 5. Spencer Diercks;
Heat 3: 1. Nate Bueseling; 2. Mike Zemo Jr.; 3. Travis Denning; 4. Andy Nezworski; 5. Chuck Hanna;
Feature: 1. Ray Guss Jr.; 2. Mike Murphy Jr.; 3. Justin Kay; 4. Mike Garland; 5. Stephan Kammerer; 6. Travis Denning; 7. Mike Zemo Jr.; 8. Chuck Hanna; 9. Joe Ross; 10. Spencer Diercks; 11. Dave Stichter; 12. Jeff Stevens; 13. Brunson Benning; 14. Collin Straka; 15. Matt Ryan; 16. Nate Bueseling; 17. Bart Miller; 18. Drake Ostrom; 19. Andy Nezworski; 20. LeRoy Brenner;
EMS IMCA Modifieds
Heat 1: 1. Kevin Blum; 2. Milo Veloz Jr.; 3. Brian Bushong; 4. Dean McGee; 5. Brad Tyler;
Heat 2: 1. Bob Dominacki; 2. Mitch Morris; 3. Kelly Meyer; 4. Todd Dykema; 5. Matt Stein;
Heat 3: 1. Thad Wilson; 2. Doug Crampton; 3. Joe Beal; 4. Casey Voss; 5. Brian Webb;
Feature: 1. Kevin Blum; 2. Bob Dominacki; 3. Milo Veloz Jr.; 4. Mitch Morris ; 5. Doug Crampton; 6. Kelly Meyer; 7. Matt Stein; 8. Matt Werner; 9. Thad Wilson; 10. Joe Beal; 11. John Ahlers; 12. Aaron Burroughs; 13. Todd Dykema; 14. Brian Bushong; 15. Dean McGee; 16. Brad Tyler; 17. Craig Crawford; 18. Casey Voss; 19. Brian Webb; 20. Terry Rentfro; 21. Mike Haines;
Koehler Electric Street Stocks
Heat 1: 1. Phil Anderson; 2. Emily Gade; 3. Dwaine Hasson; 4. Jeremy Gustaf; 5. Scott Griffin;
Heat 2: 1. Josh Starr; 2. Jerry Pratt; 3. Keith Blum; 4. TJ Patz; 5. Ron Turner;
Heat 3: 1. Cary Brown; 2. Jeremy Marquette; 3. Kevin Dickey; 4. Bryan Ritter; 5. Mike Adam;
Feature: 1. Jeremy Gustaf; 2. Jeremy Marquette; 3. Dwaine Hasson; 4. Phil Anderson; 5. Kevin Dickey; 6. Keith Blum; 7. Jerry Pratt; 8. Henry Carson; 9. Josh Starr; 10. Bryan Ritter; 11. Ryan Claeys; 12. Mike Adam; 13. Emily Gade; 14. Cary Brown; 15. Patz; 16. Scott Griffin;
Roto Rooter 4-Stocks
Heat 1: 1. Jake Ellithorpe; 2. Eric Stogdell; 3. Gage Neal; 4. Steve Boyle; 5. Justin Fink;
Heat 2: 1. Ricky Kay; 2. Kyle Rhoads; 3. Zach Dahl; 4. Lucas Short; 5. Brnadon Dahl;
Heat 3: 1. Aaron Hitt; 2. Josh Riley; 3. Brent Bonney; 4. Andy Loy; 5. Tristin Clark;
Feature: 1. Jake Ellithorpe; 2. Ricky Kay; 3. Eric Stogdell; 4. Aaron Hitt; 5. Gage Neal; 6. Andy Loy; 7. Tristin Clark; 8. Nick Bennett; 9. Lucas Short; 10. Brent Bonney; 11. Zach Dahl; 12. Josh Riley; 13. Brandon Dahl; 14. Wade Dahl; 15. Justin Fink; 16. James Klenne; 17. Steve Boyle; 18. Robert Hines; 19. Erik Hood; 20. Jake Morris; 21. Jon Scott; 22. Kyle Rhoads; 23. Brandon Setser;
Midwest Jalopies
Heat one: 1. Larry Driskell; 2. Rodney Haack; 3. Austin Honts; 4. Art McDonald; 5. Jeff Bllunt;
Feature: 1. Tim Bader; 2. Matt Picray; 3. Rodney Haack; 4. Austin Honts; 5. Art McDonald; 6. Dennis Blunt; 7. Jeff Blunt; 8. Bob Mingst; 9. Jeff Snyder; 10. Larry Driskell; 11. Jerry Cayler; 12. Dan Wilken; 13. Steve Jarnecke;

Veloz pockets Mod Madness cash at Davenport
by Mike McGuire
DAVENPORT, Ia. (June 1, 2012) – Milo Veloz Jr. came on strong in the second half of the IMCA Modified Madness 50, scoring the victory and the $2,000 top prize. The 50-lap main event capped a great night of racing at the Davenport Speedway on Kile Motorsports night.
Veloz started the feature in the 12th position and had moved up to third by the midway point of the race. The Colona, Illinois racer would take the lead from Gilman, Iowa’s Richie Gustin on lap 34, en route to the victory.
Gustin, led laps ten through thirty-three and finished a strong second, after starting on the outside pole.
Brad Dierks beat out Dan Chapman for a third place finish, with early race leader Bob Dominacki, rounding out the top five. Dominacki, Gustin, Scott Hogan, and Darin Duffy won the four IMCA Modified heat races. Chapman and J.D. Auringer won the two semi-features. Thirty-six modifieds were on hand for the event.
Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model point leader, Mike Murphy Jr. returned to victory lane. Murphy took the lead on lap 18 of the 25-lap main. Bart Miller, Gary Webb, Chuck Hanna, and Marty Diercks each took a turn at the top spot, before Murphy grabbed the lead.
Diercks would hang on for second with Colby Springsteen third in his first points race at Davenport this season. Hanna finished in the fourth spot and Justin Kay completed the top five.
Murphy, Marty Diercks, and Spencer Diercks won late model heats.
Jeremy Marquette also chalked up his second feature win of the season in the Koehler Electric Street Stocks. Marquette snatched the lead from Emily Gade on lap ten and drove to the win. Emily would hang on for second, with Josh Neal earning a hard fought third. Jerry Pratt and Chip Kohl were fourth and fifth respectively.
Mitch Bielenberg was the third repeat feature winner of the night. Mitch zipped into the lead after a lap four yellow. Once in the lead, Bielenberg cruised to an easy win ahead of the hornet’s nest behind him. Early race leader Jake Ellithorpe took second. Gage Neal survived the scramble for third. Ricky Kay and Tristin Clark rounded out the first five.
Weekly points racing continues next Friday, June 8th, with the Midwest Jalopies making their second appearance of 2012.
Davenport Speedway
June 1, 2012
Results -
IMCA Modified Madness 50
Heat 1: 1. Bob Dominacki; 2. Milo Veloz; 3. Ray Cox Jr.; 4. Dean McGee; 5. Dan Chapman;
Heat 2: 1. Darin Duffy; 2. Brad Dierks; 3. Mitch Morris; 4. Thad Wilson; 5. Cayden Carter;
Heat 3: 1. Scott Hogan; 2. Greg Durbin; 3. Joe Beal; 4. Kelly Meyer; 5. Doug Crampton;
Heat 4: 1. Richie Gustin; 2. Brandon Durbin; 3. Kevin Blum; 4. JD Auringer; 5. Todd Dykema;
Semi 1: 1. Dan Chapman; 2. Kelly Meyer; 3. Doug Crampton; 4. Dean McGee; 5. Jake Bowman;
Semi 2: 1. JD Auringer; 2. Thad Wilson; 3. Dayden Carter; 4. Todd Dykema; 5. Kevin Goben;
Feature: 1. Milo Veloz Jr.; 2. Richie Gustin; 3. Brad Dierks; 4. Dan Chapman; 5. Bob Dominacki; 6. Darin Duffy; 7. JD Auringer; 8. Brandon Durbin; 9. Greg Durbin; 10. Dean McGee; 11. Doug Crampton; 12. Joe Beal; 13. Mitch Morris; 14.Kelly Meyer ; 15. Todd Dykema; 16. Thad Wilson; 17. Ray Cox Jr. ; 18. Cayden Carter; 19. Kevin Blum; 20. Scott Hogan;
Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Models
Heat 1: 1. Marty Diercks; 2. Mike Garland; 3. Ray Guss Jr.; 4. Gary Webb; 5. Travis Denning;
Heat 2: 1. Mike Murphy Jr.; 2. Matt Ryan; 3. Jeff Stevens; 4. Dave Stichter; 5. Andy Nezworski;
Heat 3: 1. Spencer Diercks; 2. Chuck Hanna; 3. Justin Kay; 4. Bart Miller; 5. Drake Ostrom;
Feature: 1. Mike Murphy Jr.; 2. Marty Diercks; 3. Colby Springsteen; 4. Chuck Hanna; 5. Justin Kay; 6. Gary Webb; 7. Nate Bueseling; 8. Andy Nezworski; 9. Matt Ryan; 10. Ray Guss Jr.; 11. Stephan Kammerer; 12. Mike Garland; 13. Dave Stichter; 14. Mike Zemo Jr.; 15. Spencer Diercks; 16. Drake Ostrom; 17. Bart Miller; 18. Travis Denning; 19. LeRoy Brenner; 20. Jeff Stevens; 21. Eric Sanders; 22. Collin Straka; 23. Jon Coombs;
Koehler Electric Street Stocks
Heat 1: 1. Emily Gade; 2. Chip Kohl; 3. Jeremy Marquette; 4. Josh Neal; 5. Cord Williams;
Heat 2: 1. Dwaine Hasson; 2. Jerry Pratt; 3. Cary Brown; 4. Kevin Dickey; 5. Gerald Ward;
Feature: 1. Jeremy Marquette; 2. Emily Gade; 3. Josh Neal; 4. Jerry Pratt; 5. Chip Kohl; 6. Dwaine Hasson; 7. Keith Blum; 8. Kevin Dickey; 9. Cord Williams; 10. Josh Starr; 11. Gerald Ward; 12. Ryan Claeys; 13. Kevin Schloemer; 14. Cary Brown;
Roto Rooter 4-Stocks
Heat 1: 1. Tristin Clark; 2. Wade Dahl; 3. Nick Bennett; 4. Andy Loy; 5. Zach Dahl;
Heat 2: 1. Kyle Rhoads; 2. Brandon Dahl; 3. Aaron Hitt; 4. Gage Neal; 5. Tony Flynn;
Heat 3: 1. Mitch Bielenberg; 2. Ricky Kay; 3. Jake Ellithorpe; 4. Robert Hines; 5. Justin Fink;
Feature: 1. Mitch Bielenberg; 2. Jake Ellithorpe; 3. Gage Neal; 4. Ricky Kay; 5. Tristin Clark; 6. Brent Bonney; 7. Wade Dahl; 8. Aaron Hitt; 9. Zach Dahl; 10. Andy Loy; 11. Robert Hines; 12. Brandon Dahl; 13. Justin Fink; 14. Steve Boyle; 15. Jake Morris; 16. Terry Flynn; 17. James Parr; 18. Nick Bennett; 19. Brandon Setser;

IMCA Modified Madness 50 reset for Friday
DAVENPORT, Ia. (May 30, 2011) – The IMCA Modified Madness 50 has be rescheduled for this Friday, June 1st, at the Davenport Speedway. The event, originally slated for May 25th, was rained out.
An excellent field of more than thirty racers had checked into the pit area before the rain fell. The entries included some top notch invaders along with a talented local contingent.
The IMCA Modified Madness 50 will be run on the quarter-mile dirt oval, at the Davenport Speedway. The winner of the 50-lap feature will take home the $2,000 top prize.
Brian Webb, of Davenport, won the IMCA Modified Shootout last year. Thirty-six drivers from four states took part in last year’s race at the Davenport Speedway.
Also racing at Davenport, will be IMCA Late Models, Street Stocks, and 4 Stocks. Pit gates at Davenport open at 4p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30pm and racing starts at 7pm. The Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street, in Davenport.
Grandstand admission for the event will be: Adults $15, Teens/Seniors $14.
For more information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit our website at www.drttrak.com, or call (563) 652-5302.

Davenport Speedway IMCA Modified Madness 50 rescheduled
DAVENPORT, Ia. (May 25, 2012) – The IMCA Modified Madness 50 at the Davenport Speedway, has been postponed due to rain. The event has been rescheduled for next Friday, June 1st.
It was déjà vu, all over again. A light, but steady rain started falling at the Davenport Speedway just before 6p.m. Just like last year’s IMCA Modified shootout, the rain was just enough to wash out tonight’s racing program.
Before the event was rained out, an excellent field of racecars were on hand for the $2,000-to-win event. Well over thirty modifieds had already checked into the pit area.
For more information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit our website at www.drttrak.com, or call (563) 652-5302.

Davenport Speedway gearing up for IMCA Modified Madness 50
DAVENPORT, Ia. (May 23, 2011) – The Davenport Speedway will get the Memorial Day weekend off to a fast start this Friday, May 25th, with the running of the IMCA Modified Madness 50.
IMCA Modified racers will invade the quarter-mile dirt oval, looking for a big payday. DRT TRAK Racing Inc., is hosting the event which will pay $2,000 to win.
The IMCA Modified feature will be 50-laps, with 20 cars making the main. The modifieds will use a draw/re-draw format. There will be a $50 entry fee for IMCA Modifieds, for this event.
Brian Webb, of Davenport, won the IMCA Modified Shootout last year. Thirty-six drivers from four states took part in last year’s race at the Davenport Speedway.
Also racing at Davenport, will be IMCA Late Models, Street Stocks, and 4 Stocks. Pit gates at Davenport open at 4p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30pm and racing starts at 7pm. The Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street, in Davenport.
Grandstand admission for the event will be: Adults $15, Teens/Seniors $14.
For more information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit our website at www.drttrak.com, or call (563) 652-5302.

Brenner edges out Ross for Davenport LM Checkers
DAVENPORT, Ia. (May 18, 2012) – Racing veteran Leroy Brenner showed that he still has what it takes to get to victory lane as he scored a nail-biter of a win in the Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model feature. Brenner and Joe Ross of Thomson, Illinois, raced side by side for nearly all of the 25 lap main which was slowed only once by caution. The lead duo swapped the lead seven times over the course of the race, before Brenner finally took the win.
Mike Murphy Jr. continued to build on his late model point lead with a third place finish. Nate Beuseling took fourth, just ahead of Ray Guss Jr., in fifth.
Late model heat wins went to Guss, Stephan Kammerer, and Marty Diercks.
John Ahlers captured his first feature win of the season in the EMS IMCA Modified division. Todd Dykema scored his best finish of the season in second, with Brian Webb coming home in third. Dean McGee and Doug Crampton rounded out the top five.
Recent high school graduate, Emily Gade chalked up one in the win column in the Koehler Electric Street Stocks. Emily used a good starting spot to top street stock point leader Jeremy Marquette for the win. Chip Kohl, Cary Brown, and Keith Blum were third through fifth respectively.
In Roto-Rooter 4-Stock action, Jake Ellithorpe took the checkers. The victory was Jake’s first at Davenport this year. Aaron Hitt finished second for the second straight week. Steven Phillips was third with Gage Neal fourth, and Steve Boyle fifth.
Through the first three point races of the 2012 season at the Davenport Speedway, there have not been any repeat winners in any of the four weekly classes.
Friday was School’s Out- Kid’s Night with a special appearance eby the Midwest Jalopies. More than a dozen coupes were on hand for a little racing nostalgia. Rodney Haack took the feature win with Tim Bader and Bob Mingst completing the top three.
Next Friday night at the Davenport Speedway will be the IMCA Modified Madness 50. A fifty lap feature for the open wheel stock cars, that will pay $2,000 to the winner. The other three classes will be racing for weekly points.

Davenport Speedway
May 18, 2012
Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model
Heat 1: 1. Marty Diercks; 2. Nate Beuseling; 3. Joe Ross; 4. Mike Garland; 5. Spencer Diercks;
Heat 2: 1. Ray Guss Jr; 2. Jeff Stevens; 3. Andy Nezworski; 4. Matt Ryan; 5. Chuck Hanna;
Heat 3: 1. Stephan Kammerer; 2. Mike Murphy Jr; 3. Leroy Brenner; 4. Dave Stichter; 5. Drake Ostrom;
Feature: 1. Brenner; 2. Ross; 3. Murphy; 4. Beuseling; 5. Guss; 6. Nezworski; 7. Hanna; 8. Marty Diercks; 9. Ryan; 10. Stichter; 11. Garland; 12. Mike Zemo Jr; 13. Kammerer; 14. Spencer Diercks; 15. Ostrom; 16. Stevens; 17. Jon Coombs; 18. Bart Miller;
EMS IMCA Modifieds
Heat 1: 1. Brian Bushong; 2. Kelly Meyer; 3. Doug Crampton; 4. John Ahlers; 5. Bob Dominacki;
Heat 2: 1. Kevin Blum; 2. Jake Bowman; 3. Aaron Burroughs; 4. Todd Dykema; 5. Matt Stein;
Heat 3: 1. Casey Voss; 2. Mitch Morris; 3. Brian Webb; 4. Dean McGee; 5. Greg Wilson;
Feature: 1. Ahlers; 2. Dykema; 3. Webb; 4. McGee; 5. Crampton; 6. Bushong; 7. Stein; 8. Bowman; 9. Meyer; 10. Craig Crawford; 11. Voss; 12. Burroughs; 13. Matt Fulton; 14. Dominacki; 15. Milo Veloz Jr; 16. Thad Wilson; 17. Keith Haislip; 18. Blum; 19. Greg Wilson; 20. Morris; 21. George Spence III.
Koehler Electric Street Stocks
Heat 1: 1. Bryan Ritter; 2. Dwaine Hasson; 3. Keith Blum; 4. Josh Neal; 5. Nate Yoerger;
Heat 2: 1. Emily Gade; 2. Chip Kohl; 3. Jeremy Marquette; 4. Kevin Dickey; 5. Josh Starr;
Feature: 1. Gade; 2. Marquette; 3. Kohl; 4. Cary Brown; 5. Blum; 6. Dickey; 7. Yoerger; 8. R.J. Gonzales; 9. Ryan Claeys; 10. T.J. Patz; 11. Gerald Ward; 12. Starr; 13. Hasson; 14. Kevin Schloemer; 15. Neal; 16. Ritter.
Roto Rooter 4 Stock
Heat 1: 1. Jake Ellithorpe; 2. Eric Stogdell; 3. Gage Neal; 4. Zach Dahl; 5. Brandon Dahl;
Heat 2: 1. Steve Boyle; 2. Andy Loy; 3. Nick Bennett; 4. Wade Dahl; 5. Jake Morris;
Heat 3: 1. Steven Phillips; 2. Tristan Clark; 3. Aaron Hitt; 4. Brent Bonney; 5. Robert Hines;
Feature: 1. Ellithorpe; 2. Hitt; 3. Phillips; 4. Neal; 5. Boyle; 6. Brandon Dahl; 7. Clark; 8. Bennett; 9. Zach Dahl; 10. Justin Fink; 11. Loy; 12. Wade Dahl; 13. Kyle Rhoads; 14. Josh Starr; 15. Morris; 16. Robert Hines; 17. Bonney; 18. Jame Parr; 19. Rob Braser; 20. Stogdell; 21. Ted Hines.
Midwest Jalopies
Heat 1: 1. Terry Mattly; 2. Rodney Haack; 3. Bud Daufeldt; 4. Larary Driskell; 5. Jeff Snyder;
Heat 2: 1. Bob Mingst; 2. Tim Bader; 3. Doug Picray; 4. Art McDonald; 5. Steve Jarnecke;
Feature: 1. Haack; 2. Bader; 3. Mingst; 4. Mattly; 5. Picray; 6. Snyder; 7. Daufeldt; 8. Dennis Blunt; 9. Driskell; 10. Austin Honts; 11. McDonald; 12. Jarnecke; 13. Dan Wilken;

IMCA Modified Madness 50 paying $2,000-to-win
DAVENPORT, Ia. (May 15, 2012) – Davenport Speedway continues the racing tradition of big racing events on Memorial Day weekend, with the running of the IMCA Modified Madness 50. The main event of the evening will pay $2,000 to win.
The IMCA Modified Madness 50 will be at the Davenport Speedway Friday, May 25th. The modified feature will be 50-laps, with 20 cars making the main. There will be a $50 entry fee for IMCA Modifieds for the event.
The IMCA Modified division is one of the largest stock car sanctioned classes in the world. In 2010, there were 107 IMCA Modified track champions crowned with an estimated 2,000 drivers competing in the division. The IMCA Modified division competes at twenty racetracks in the state of Iowa alone.
Also racing at Davenport, on May 25th, will be IMCA Late Models, Street Stocks, and 4 Stocks, all competing for weekly racing points.
This Friday, May 18th, is School’s Out Kid’s Night at Davenport Speedway , with a special appearance by the Midwest Jalopies
Pit gates at Davenport open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30pm and racing starts at 7pm. The Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street, in Davenport.
Grandstand admission for the event will be: Adults $15, Teens/Seniors $14, 10 and under free with a paid adult.
For more information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit our website at www.drttrak.com, or call (563) 652-5302.

Murphy takes Davenport LM Checkers
by Mike McGuire
DAVENPORT, Ia. (May 11, 2012) – With the yellow flags coming in bunches Friday night at the Davenport Speedway, it was only fitting that at least one feature winner drove a yellow car.
Mike Murphy Jr., driver of the yellow #14 IMCA Late Model, filled the bill. After a couple attempts to start the race failed, Murphy shot out to the lead from his third place starting position to the lead, on the opening lap. Much like Mike’s Deery Brothers victory at Davenport last month, Murphy would lead every lap of the feature.
Matt Ryan stayed in the top four all race long and made a charge to finish second. Stephan Kammerer made his way to second, before coming home third. Andy Nezworski ran a solid fourth, with Justin Kay fifth.
Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model heat race wins went to Murphy, Kammerer, and Mike Garland.
Doug Crampton won a caution-filled EMS IMCA Modified main. Brian Webb led the first two laps of the race before the cautions started flying. After four tries to restart the race, Crampton shot out in front of the field and led the rest of the way to the checkers.
Thad Wilson emerged from the pack to finish second. Mitch Morris started 14th and worked his way up to take third. Kelly Meyer and Joe Beal were both involved in early yellows, but came back to finish fourth and fifth respectively.
Jeremy Marquette powered his way back into the winner’s circle, in the Koehler Electric Street Stock feature. Dwaine Hasson jumped out to an early lead in the race and held it through a series of cautions. By lap six, Marquette was battling Hasson for the lead. The pair would swap the lead back and forth for a couple laps, before Marquette would take the lead for good.
Hasson would hang on to finish second. Cary Brown, Kevin Dickey, and Josh Neal completed the top five, in that order.
Andy Wagener was at the top of the class in the Roto-Rooter 4-Stock division. Wagener took the lead on lap four, en route to his first victory at Davenport this season. Nick Bennett fought to hold off Aaron Hitt and finish second. Hitt was third and was followed to the finish line by Eric Stogdell and Ross Neal.
Next Friday, May 18th is School’s Out Kid’s Night, with a featured appearance by the Midwest Jalopies.
Davenport Speedway
May 11, 2012
Results -
Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Models (23 cars)
Heat 1: 1. Mike Garland; 2. Ray Guss Jr.; 3. Travis Denning; 4. Andy Nezworski; 5. Leroy Brenner;
Heat 2: 1. Stephan Kammerer; 2. Nate Bueseling; 3. Joe Ross; 4. Spencer Diercks; 5. Gary Webb;
Heat 3: 1. Mike Murphy Jr.; 2. Justin Kay; 3. Mike Cothron; 4. Matt Ryan; 5. Chuck Hanna;
Feature: 1. Mike Murphy Jr.; 2. Matt Ryan; 3. Stephan Kammerer; 4. Andy Nezworski; 5. Justin Kay; 6. Ray Guss Jr.; 7. Dave Stichter; 8. Nate Bueseling; 9. Chuck Hanna; 10. Mike Cothron; 11. Spencer Diercks; 12. Jeff Stevens; 13. Tracis Denning; 14. Bob Miller; 15. Tom Pestka; 16. Drake Ostrom; 17. Bart Miller; 18. Joe Ross; 19. Leroy Brenner; 20. Mike Garland; 21. Jon Coombs; 22. Gary Webb;
EMS IMCA Modifieds (24 cars)
Heat 1: 1. Kelly Meyer; 2. Brian Webb; 3. Dean McGee; 4. Aaron Burroughs; 5. Greg Wilson;
Heat 2: 1. Casey Voss; 2. Joe Beal; 3. Matt Fulton; 4. Jake Bowman; 5. Brian Bushong;
Heat 3: 1. Doug Crampton; 2. Keith Haislip; 3. Joe Jones Jr.; 4. Thad Wilson; 5. Mitch Morris;
Feature: 1. Doug Crampton; 2. Thad Wilson; 3. Mitch Morris; 4. Kelly Meyer; 5. Joe Beal; 6. Brian Webb; 7. Dean McGee; 8. John Shlers; 9. Matt Stein; 10. Casey Voss; 11. Brad Tyler; 12. Brian Bushong; 13. Joe Jones Jr.; 14. Craig Crawford; 15. Aaron Burroughs; 16. Matt Fulton; 17. Todd Dykema; 18. Bruce Fosdyck Sr.; 19. Greg Wilson; 20. Jake Bowman; 21. Bob Dominacki; 22. Keith Haislip;
Koehler Electric Street Stocks (15 cars)
Heat 1: 1. Cary Brown; 2. Kevin Dickey; 3. Bryan Ritter; 4. Gerald Ward; 5. Ryan Claeys;
Heat 2: 1. Jeremy Marquette; 2. Dwaine Hasson; 3. Cord Willaims; 4. Josh Starr; 5. Josh Neal;
Feature: 1. Jeremy Marquette; 2. Dwaine Hasson; 3. Cary Brown; 4. Kevin Dickey; 5. Josh Neal; 6. Josh Starr; 7. Keith Blum; 8. Bryan Ritter; 9. Cord Williams; 10. Ryan Claeys; 11. Erick Turner; 12. Gerald Ward; 13. Kevin Schloemer;
Roto Rooter 4-Stocks (20 cars)
Heat 1: 1. Brent Bonney; 2. Gage Neal; 3. Andy Loy; 4. Jake Benischek; 5. Robert Hines;
Heat 2: 1. Ricky Kay; 2. Andy Wagener; 3. Eric Stogdell; 4. Triustin Clark; 5. Randy Sinning;
Heat 3: 1. Jake Ellithorpe; 2. Aaron Hitt; 3. Steve Boyle; 4. Brandon Dahl; 5. Wade Dahl;
Feature: 1. Andy Wagener; 2. Nick Bennett; 3. Aaron Hitt; 4. Eric Stogdell; 5. Ross Neal; 6. Ricky Kay; 7. Gage Neal; 8. Andy Loy; 9. Jake Benischek; 10. Kyle Rhoads; 11. Steve Boyle; 12. Wade Dahl; 13. Robert Hines; 14. Brandon Dahl; 15. James Parr; 16. Randy Sinning; 17. Tristin Clark; 18. Jake Ellithorpe; 19. Brent Bonney;

DAVENPORT SPEEDWAY
by Mike McGuire
DAVENPORT, Ia. (May 4, 2012) – Davenport Speedway finally managed to get the Koehler Electric Season Opener in the books. On what turned out to be an excellent night for racing, a huge field of cars was on hand, including thirty IMCA Modifieds.
Nate Bueseling squeezed out a win in the IMCA Late Model feature. Bueseling didn’t take the lead of the 25-lap main until the white flag, when he edged past early race leader Mike Garland. Mike Murphy Jr. also passed Garland on the final lap to take second. Justin Kay and Matt Ryan rounded out the top five.
Ray Guss Jr., Andy Eckrich, and Chuck Hanna were late model heat winners.
Joe Beal made his first 2012 trip to Davenport’s victory lane in IMCA Modified main. After starting sixth, Beal took the lead on lap 13, from Bob Dominacki. Domiancki would fall out of the race a couple laps later. Dan Chapman ran in the top three for the entire race and finished second. Kelly Meyer came from a fifth row start and took third.
The big mover of the race was Jake Waterman. Waterman started 19th in the field of twenty cars and finished fourth. Mark Schulte was fifth.
Meyer, Schulte, and Jason Bahrs won the mod heats. Doug Crampton and Matt Stein won the two consi’s.
Chip Kohl of Marion, Ia., pulled out the win in a wild Street Stock feature. Dwaine Hasson jumped out to the early race lead and held the top spot until lap nine. Jeremy Marquette stole the lead from Hasson and appeared to be headed for victory until an incident on lap 13, brought out the caution. That caution saw nearly half of the top ten cars go to the back or the pits.
When racing resumed, Kohl had the lead and a couple laps later, the win. Nate Yoerger finished second, and ahead of Dan Mohr, Donnie Louck, and Jerry Miles.
Mitch Bielenberg is perfect in 2012 at the Davenport Speedway. Bielenberg won Friday’s 4-Stock main and also two weeks ago at the Deery Brothers special.
Aaron Hitt took the race lead after starting on the pole. On lap six, Bielenberg, who started mid-pack roared into the lead. Mitch would cruise to victory lane with Hitt coming home second. Tristin Clark had a strong run in third. Jake Montoya and Lucas Short were fourth and fifth respectively.
Weekly racing action continues next Friday, May 11th, at the Davenport Speedway. Hotlaps are at 6:30pm, with racing at 7:00pm.
Davenport Speedway
May 4, 2012
Results -
Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Models (23 cars)
Heat 1: 1. Ray Guss Jr.; 2. Mike Murphy Jr.; 3. Drake Ostrom; 4. Andy Nezworski; 5. Joe Ross;
Heat 2: 1. Andy Eckrich; 2. Matt Ryan; 3. Spencer Diercks; 4. Mike Garland; 5. Kirk Caes;
Heat 3: 1. Chuck Hanna; 2. Nate Buesling; 3. Cory Goldbeck; 4. Mike Zemo Jr.; 5. Eric Sanders;
Feature: 1. Nate Beuseling; 2. Mike Murphy Jr.; 3. Mike Garland; 4. Justin Kay; 5. Matt Ryan; 6. Mike Zemo Jr.; 7. Spencer Diercks; 8. Joe Ross; 9. Drake Ostrom; 10. Chuck Hanna; 11. Eric Sanders; 12. Bob Miller; 13. Bart Miller; 14. Cory Goldbeck; 15. Jeff Stevens; 16. Andy Eckrich; 17. Ray Guss Jr.; 18. Stephan Kammerer; 19. Kelly Pestka; 20. Dave Stichter; 21. Kirk Caes; 22. Andy Nezworski;
EMS IMCA Modifieds (30 cars)
Heat 1: 1. Kelly Meyer; 2. Mitch Morris; 3. Bob Dominacki; 4. Craig Crawford; 5. Dan Klatt;
Heat 2: 1. Mark Schulte; 2. Thad Wilson; 3. Dean McGee; 4. John Ahlers; 5. Matt Stein;
Heat 3: 1. Jason Bahrs; 2. Joe Beal; 3. Dan Chapman; 4. Brian Bushong; 5. Doug Crampton;
Semi: 1. Doug Crampton; 2. Todd Dykema; 3. Brandon Durbin; 4. Jake Waterman; 5. Joe Jones Jr.;
Semi: 1. Matt Stein; 2. Kevin Goben; 3. BJ Jackson; 4. Aaron Burroughs; 5. Matt Fulton;
Feature: 1. Joe Beal; 2. Dan Chapman; 3. Kelly Meyer; 4. Jake Waterman; 5. Mark Schulte; 6. Mitch Morris; 7. Matt Stein; 8. Dean McGee; 9. Thad Wilson; 10. Craig Crawford; 11. Aaron Burroughs; 12. Brandon Durbin; 13. Kevin
Goben; 14. Doug Crampton; 15. John Ahlers; 16. Bob Dominacki; 17. BJ Jackson; 18. Todd Dykema; 19. Brian Bushong; 20. Jason Bahrs;
Koehler Electric Street Stocks (19 cars)
Heat 1: 1. Emily Gade; 2. Dwaine Hasson; 3. Kevin Dickey; 4. Josh Starr; 5. Bryan Ritter;
Heat 2: 1. Chip Kohl; 2. Cary Brown; 3. Jerry Miles; 4. Wayne Hora; 5. Donnie Louck;
Heat 3: 1. Josh Neal; 2. Jeremy Marquette; 3. Dan Mohr; 4. Nate Yoerger; 5. Jeremy Gustaf;
Feature: 1. Chip Kohl; 2. Nate Yoerger; 3. Dan Mohr; 4. Donnie Louck; 5. Jerry Miles; 6. Josh Starr; 7. Kevin Dickey; 8. Jeremy Marquette; 9. Cary Brown; 10. Ryan Claeys; 11. Josh Neal; 12. Dwaine Hasson; 13. Emily Gade; 14. Jeremy Gustaf; 15. Cord Williams; 16. Wayne Hora; 17. TJ Patz; 18. Bryan Ritter;
Roto Rooter 4-Stocks (24 cars)
Heat 1: 1. Aaron Hitt; 2. Tristin Clark; 3. Nick Bennett; 4. Wade Dahl; 5. Ricky Kay;
Heat 2: 1. Mitch Bielenberg; 2. Jake Montoya; 3. Gene Potter; 4. Steve Boyle; 5. Cody Halferty;
Heat 3: 1. Jacob Ellithorpe; 2. Lucas Short; 3. Brandon Dahl; 4. Eric Stogdell; 5. Brent Bonney;
Feature: 1. Mitch Bielenberg; 2. Aaron Hitt; 3. Tristin Clark; 4. Jake Montoya; 5. Lucas Short; 6. Gene Potter; 7. Nick Bennett; 8. Wade Dahl; 9. Ricky Kay; 10. Jake Benescheck; 11. Andy Loy; 12. Kyle Rhoads; 13. Gage Neal; 14. Justin Schroeder; 15. Erik Hood; 16. James Parr; 17. Cody Halferty; 18. Eric Stogdell; 19. Brent Bonney; 20. Zach Dahl; 21. Bob Taggaart; 22. Jake Ellithorpe;

Season Opener this Friday at Davenport Speedway
DAVENPORT, Ia. (May 2, 2012) – The Davenport Speedway will try again to kick start the 2012 racing season this Friday, May 4th, with the Koehler Electric Season Opener. The event was originally scheduled for April 27th, but was cancelled due to weather.
An added attraction to the evening’s racing program will be Powder Puff races for the ladies.
Weekly point racing continues at the Davenport Speedway, May 11th and 18th. May 18th will also be the first School’s Out Kid’s Night of the season, with special guests, the Midwest Jalopies.
Davenport Speedway will close out the month of May on Friday the 25th, with the IMCA Modified Madness 50. The winner of the 50-lap main event will take home a check for $2,000. There will also be Weekly Points Races in the other classes.
The Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street, in Davenport. Pit gates at The Davenport Speedway open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30pm and racing starts at 7pm.
For more information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit our website at www.drttrak.com, or call (563) 652-5302.

Koehler Electric Season Opener this Friday at Davenport Speedway
DAVENPORT, Ia. (April 25, 2012) – The chase for the 2012 track championships at the Davenport Speedway, begins this Friday, April 27th.
The four weekly classes this season will be the same as 2011: IMCA Late Model, Street Stock, IMCA Modified, and 4 Stocks.
Defending track champions at the Davenport Speedway are:
Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Models... Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill.
Koehler Electric Street Stocks ………………………….… Jeremy Marquette, Davenport, Ia.
EMS IMCA Modifieds ………………………………….……... Bob Dominacki, Bettendorf, Ia.
Roto-Rooter 4 Stocks …………….......................................... Wade Dahl, Blue Grass, Ia.
Weekly racing action continues next Friday, May 4th. The evening will be highlighted by powder puff races for the ladies.
The Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street, in Davenport. Pit gates at The Davenport Speedway open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30pm and racing starts at 7pm.
For more information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit our website at www.drttrak.com, or call (563) 652-5302.

Murphy wins frosty Deery race at Davenport
by Mike McGuire
DAVENPORT, Ia. (April 20, 2012) – With the temperature dipping into the low 40’s by night’s end, the stock car racing was red hot at the Davenport Speedway Friday night. When the final checkered flag had flown, Colona, Illinois’ Mike Murphy Jr., was the racer in victory lane.
Despite the chilly weather, forty IMCA Late Models were on hand for the Deery Brothers Summer Series event on the Davenport quarter-mile, dirt oval.
Murphy started on the outside pole, blasted away from the pack, and led all forty laps of the Deery feature. After a lap four caution which bunched the field up to his bumper, Murphy would again put distance between himself and the field . For Murphy, the win was his second in three Deery series races in 2012.
Justin Kay started sixth and slowly made his way up to second, where he would finish. Denny Eckrich fought his from the eleventh starting position, to third, finishing more than a straightaway behind the winner. Dan Shelliam started on the pole and fell back to fifth, before overtaking Andy Eckrich late in the race for fourth. Andy Eckrich and Mark Burgtorf rounded out the top six.
IMCA Late Model heat race wins went to Murphy, Kay, Tom Darbyshire, and Charlie McKenna. Burgtorf and Bryan Klein won the B-Mains.
Jake Waterman blistered the field in the IMCA Modified main. Waterman launched into the lead early on and was never challenged. Jake Bowman made his way through the pack and with a late surge, scored a second place finish. Ray Cox Jr. was in the top three all race long, finishing third. Casey Voss and Brian Webb were both involved in early race cautions and a final turn tussle, before finishing fourth and fifth respectively.
Jeremy Marquette paid another visit to victory lane in the Street Stock feature. Marquette used a lap 6 restart to get by early race leader Emily Gade. Once in the lead Jeremy would cruise to an easy win. Gade would finish a strong second, with Kevin Dickey, Cary Brown, and Chris Lawrence rounding out the top five.
Mitch Bielenberg used lapped car as a pick, to take the lead of the 4-Stock feature. The move allowed Mitch to go from third to first in one lap, for the win. Andy Wagener, had led most of the race, but would have to settle for the runner-up finish. Ross Neal took third.
Next Friday, April 27th, will be Koehler Electric Season Opener night at the Davenport Speedway.
Davenport Speedway
April 20, 2012
Results –
Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models
Heat 1: 1. Tom Darbyshire; 2. Nate Buesling; 3. Dan Shelliam; 4. Chad Patch; 5. Gary Webb;
Heat 2: 1. Charlie McKenna; 2. Denny Eckrich; 3. Mike Zemo Jr.; 4. Joel Callahan;5. Bryan Klein;
Heat 3: 1. Mike Murphy Jr.; 2. Joe Zrostlik; 3. Jay Johnson; 4. Mark Burgtorf; 5. Tom Goble;
Heat 4: 1. Justin Kay; 2. Andy Eckrich; 3. Darrell DeFrance; 4. Matt Strasshiem;5. Tyler Bruening
B-Main #1: 1. Bryan Klein; 2. Joel Callahan; 3. Chad Patch; 4. Gary Webb; 5. Mike Garland
B-Main #2: 1. Mark Burgtorf; 2. Jeff Aikey; 3. Matt Strasshiem; 4. Colby Springsteen; 5. Tyler Bruening;
Feature: 1. Mike Murphy Jr.; 2. Justin Kay; 3. Denny Eckrich; 4. Dan Shelliam; 5. Andy Eckrich; 6. Mark Burgtorf; 7. Nate Buesling; 8. Jay Johnson; 9. Jeff Aikey; 10. Darrell DeFrance; 11. Colby Springsteen; 12. Mike Garland; 13. Joel Callahan; 14. Tyler Bruening; 15. Mike Zemo Jr.; 16. Matt Strasshiem; 17. Chad Patch; 18. Bryan Klein; 19. Tommy Elston; 20. Gary Webb; 21. Tom Darbyshire; 22. Luke Goedert; 23. Joe Zrostlik; 24. Charlie McKenna;
IMCA Modifieds
Heat 1: 1. Jake Waterman; 2. Matt Stein; 3. Brian Webb; 4. Greg Wilson; 5. Ray Cox Jr.;
Heat 2: 1. Mitch Morris; 2. Casey Voss; 3. Tim Arp; 4. Todd Dykema; 5. Drew Otten;
Feature: 1. Jake Waterman; 2. Jake Bowman; 3. Ray Cox Jr.; 4. Casey Voss; 5. Brian Webb; 6. Matt Stein; 7. Mitch Morris; 8. Todd Dykema; 9. Tim Arp; 10. Keith Haislip; 11. David Imming; 12. Drew Otten; 13. Thad Wilson; 14. Brad Tyler; 15. Greg Wilson;
Street Stocks
Heat 1: 1. Cary Brown; 2. Chris Lawrence; 3. Kevin Dickey; 4. Jeremy Gustaf; 5. Emily Gade;
Feature: 1. Jeremy Marquette; 2. Emily Gade; 3. Kevin Dickey; 4. Cary Brown; 5. Chris Lawrence; 6. Josh Starr; 7. Erick Turner; 8. Jeremy Gustaf;
4-Stocks
Heat 1: 1. Ross Neal; 2. Tristin Clark; 3. Kyle Rhoads; 4. Eric Stogdell; 5. Steve Boyle;
Heat 2: 1. Mitch Bielenberg; 2. Andy Wagener; 3. Mike Barten; 4. Nick Bennett; 5. Brent Bonney;
Feature: 1. Mitch Bielenberg; 2. Andy Wagener; 3. Ross Neal; 4. Ricky Kay; 5. Mike Barten; 6. Steve Boyle; 7. Tristin Clark; 8. Brent Bonney; 9. Gage Neal; 10. Loy Andrew; 11. Eric Hood; 12. Dennis Farrell; 13. Nick Bennett; 14. James Parr; 15. Kyle Rhoads; 16. Eric Stogdell;

Deery Brothers Summer Series journeys to Davenport Speedway
DAVENPORT, Ia. (April 18, 2012) – The Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models is set to invade the Davenport Speedway, this Friday, April 20th.
The Davenport quarter-mile oval has played host to a number of large car counts and exciting races in recent years. Also racing at the Deery Brothers show will be Street Stocks, IMCA Modifieds, and 4 Stocks.
Twelve different drivers have captured Deery Brothers wins at Davenport. Ray Guss Jr. of Milan, Ill., is the 2-time defending series champion and won the last two Deery Brothers races at Davenport.
After two races of the 2012 Deery Brothers season, Mike Murphy Jr. (Colona, Ill.) and Tyler Bruening (Decorah, Ia.) are tied for the series point lead.
Next Friday, April 27th, is the Koehler Electric Season Opener at the Davenport Speedway. All four weekly classes, IMCA Late Models, IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks, and 4-Stocks, will begin the run for the 2012 track championships.
The Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street in Davenport, Iowa. Pit gates will open Friday at 4:00pm, with hotlaps at 6:30 and racing at 7:00pm.
For more information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit our website at www.drttrak.com, or call (563) 652-5302.
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Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Mike Murphy Jr., Colona, Ill., and Tyler Bruening, Decorah, both 98; 3. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, 96; 4. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, 94; 5. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, 90; 6. Jay Johnson, West Burlington, 84; 7. Darrel DeFrance, Mar­shalltown, 82; 8. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., and Colby Springsteen, Wapello, both 79; 10. Tom Dar­byshire, Morning Sun, and Luke Goedert, Guttenberg, both 73; 12. Dean Wagner, Evansdale, and Jason Hahne, Webster City, both 71; 14. Justin Kay, Wheatland, 70; 15. Charlie McKenna, Clear Lake, 68; 16. Mike Garland, Morrison, Ill., 62; 17. Nate Beuseling, Silvis, Ill., 56; 18. Joe Ross, Thomson, Ill., and Gary Webb, Blue Grass, both 54; 20. Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill., 50.

Corn Belt Clash Event Cancelled
DAVENPORT, Ia. (April 13, 2012) – The Karsyn’s Krusaders 40, a Corn Belt Clash racing series event scheduled for tonight at the Davenport Speedway, has been cancelled due to weather. No word on rescheduling the race has been announced.
Next Friday, April 20th, the Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models will make their first of two appearances at Davenport, in 2012. Also racing at that program will be IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks, and 4-Stocks. All races for the Deery Brothers event will be on the quarter-mile track.
The Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street in Davenport, Iowa. Pit gates will open Friday at 4:00pm, with hotlaps at 6:30 and racing at 7:00pm.
For more information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit our website at www.drttrak.com, or call (563) 652-5302.

Davenport Speedway readies for Corn Belt Clash Event
DAVENPORT, Ia. (April 11, 2012) – The cars and stars of the Corn Belt Clash racing series will make their first ever visit to the Davenport Speedway this Friday, April 13th. The highlight of the evening will be the Karsyn’s Krusaders 40, when the CBC racers will compete for the $3,000 top prize.
Also racing on the program will be IMCA late models, IMCA modifieds, and street stocks. All classes will run on the historic, big half-mile track.
The Corn Belt Clash series already has one event completed in 2012. Will ‘the Thrill’ Vaught captured the series opener at I-80 Speedway in Nebraska. The defending CBC series champion is Chad Simpson of Mt. Vernon, Iowa.
The Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series has partnered with Karsyn’s Krusaders for the upcoming season. Karsyn’s Krusaders is now the official non-profit organization of the Corn Belt Clash.
Karsyn’s Krusaders - Kickin' Cancer's Butt One Lap at a Time® is an Iowa non-profit organization started by a family with longtime racing involvement that decided to turn their "passion for racing into a purpose" after their 3 year old daughter was diagnosed with cancer.
Karsyn’s Krusaders will be on hand at the event to sell merchandise and conduct other activities.
The following Friday, April 20th, the Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models will make their first of two appearances at Davenport, in 2012. Also racing at that program will be IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks, and 4-Stocks. All races for the Deery Brothers event will be on the quarter-mile track.
The Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street in Davenport, Iowa. Pit gates will open Friday at 4:00pm, with hotlaps at 6:30 and racing at 7:00pm.
For more information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit our website at www.drttrak.com, or call (563) 652-5302.

2012 – a SPECIAL season at Davenport Speedway
DAVENPORT, Ia. (March 30, 2012) – “Special” is the word for 2012 racing season at the Davenport Speedway. The dirt track at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, will host at least six races that pay $2,000-to-win or more, this year and a number of other special events.
The first big payday will be Friday, April 13th, when the cars and stars of the Corn Belt Clash racing series compete on the big half-mile track. The CBC open late models will be joined by IMCA late models, IMCA modifieds, and street stocks.
The following Friday, April 20th, the Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models will make their first of two treks to Davenport, in 2012. The Deery Brothers Summer Series returns on September 22nd, for the All-Star Classic, which is also the final event of the Deery Brothers season.
Support classes at the Davenport Speedway will also get their chance to shine in 2012. Open wheel stockers will battle for a big payday on May 25th, at the IMCA Modified Madness 50. Street Stocks take center stage on July 13th, with the running of the Street Stock 50. 4-Stocks will be the highlighted class August 10th, at the 4-Stock 50. The feature winner at each of these events will earn a cool $2,000.
The “special” season features several first-time events at Davenport. In addition to the Corn Belt Clash race, the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders will appear on September 7th, and the inaugural Night of Destruction at Davenport will be held on September 15th. The Night of Destruction is a combination of cheater’s races for the weekly classes and the ever-popular trailer race.
Other items of note at the Davenport Speedway this season are Powder Puff races on May 4th, Mechanic races on July 6th, and three visits by the Midwest Jalopies on May 18th, June 8th, and July 20th.
DRT TRAK Racing Inc., is giving racers and fans an opportunity to prepare for the 2012 season. A car show and open practice is scheduled for April 7th, with an additional practice session on April 14th.
For more information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit our website at www.drttrak.com, or call (563) 652-5302.
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2012 Davenport Speedway Schedule
Davenport Speedway - Friday Night Racing at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport, IA.
1/4 mile oval dirt track. Pit Gate opens at 4:30 p.m. Grandstand Gate opens at 5:00 p.m. Hot Laps start at 6:30 p.m. Racing starts at 7:00 p.m.
April 7 Car Show & Practice (Saturday - info TBA)
April 13 Spring Fever on the 1/2 Mile Cornbelt Clash –
Open Late Models, IMCA Late Models, IMCA Mods, and DTR Street Stock
April 14 Practice 1pm - 5pm (Saturday)
April 20 IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series –
Also, Street Stock, IMCA Mods, 4-Stocks
April 27 Koehler Electric Season Points Opener
May 4 Weekly Points Race - Powder Puff
May 11 Weekly Points Race
May 18 Schools Out Kids Night - guests Midwest Jalopies
May 25 IMCA Modified Madness 50 - $2,000 to win - with Weekly Points Races on other classes
June 1 Kile Motorsports Night - Weekly Points Race
June 8 Weekly Points Race - guests Midwest Jalopies
June 15 NO RACES
June 22 Mid-Season Championship - Draw-redraw - Back row challenge
June 29 Kids Night
July 6 Weekly Points Race - Mechanic Races
July 13 Street Stock 50 - $2,000 to win - with Weekly Points Races on other classes
July 20 Weekly Points Race - guests Midwest Jalopies
July 27 NO RACES - MVF Set up
August 3 NO RACES - MVF
August 10 4-Stock 50 - $2,000 to win - with Weekly Points Races on other classes
August 17 Back to School Kids Night
August 24 Season Championship - Top 10 line-up by points - Back Row Challenge
August 31 NO RACES
Sept. 7 Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders
Sept. 14 Night of Destruction - Cheater/Trailer Races
Sept. 22 All Star Classic - on the 1/2 mile (Saturday)Classes TBA