Current Hits It Big At Davenport
DAVENPORT, Iowa – Tim Current captured a big win at the Davenport Speedway in the Street Stock 50.
Current started the main in the last row, but quickly worked his way into the top ten. The Bernard, Iowa driver took the lead from Jeremy Marquette on lap nine, and would lead the remaining laps to the victory and the $2,000 payday.
Aside from the race winner, attrition and late race cautions played havoc with racers trying to secure a good finish. Mitch Schmitz won a hotly contested battle for second over Perry Gellerstedt. Gary Weatherington and Kevin Dickey finished fourth and fifth respectively. Schmitz, Jeremy Marquette, and Keith Jackson won the Street Stock heats.
Another race, and other feature win for Justin Kay. Kay collected his third straight Peterson Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model victory and his fourth straight overall at Davenport. Joe Ross led the first fifteen laps of the 25-lap main, before Spencer Diercks grabbed the top spot. Spencer’s time up front would be short-lived, as Kay would take the lead on lap 18, en route to the win. Spencer Diercks would hold on for second, with Nate Bueseling, Ross, and Mike Zemo Jr. completing the top five, in that order.
Mitch Morris raced to his second EMS IMCA Modified feature win of the season at Davenport. Morris took the lead following a lap four restart, and never looked back. Kelly Meyer fought his way to a second place finish. Ray Cox Jr. rim-rode the race track to finish third, after starting 16th. Tony VonDresky and Matt Werner completed the top five.
Doug Burkhead put his Ford into the winner’s circle in the Hawkeye Auto IMCA SportMod main. The win was Burkhead’s first of the season. Burkhead passed Jason Wiggins for the lead on lap five and led the rest of the way to the checkers. Bryce Garnhart got around Ricky Kay late in the race for second. Kay would finish third, ahead of Ben Chapman and Brandon Jewell.
Andy Loy scored his first Roto-Rooter 4 Stock win of the year. Loy started on the pole and managed to lead flag to flag for the win. Brandon Dahl and Jake Ellithorpe were both in the battle for the win, but would have to settle for second and third. Andy Wagener finished fourth, with Jake Benischek fifth.