4/28/2018 Race Results / Race Recap


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4/28/18

Kay masterfully maneuvers to Maquoketa win
Garnhart, Soppe, Current, Byerly, Wagner, Padilla also take checkers

By ROB HINCKLEY
MAQUOKETA, IA (April 28) – The eyes of Justin Kay scoped up to the top groove of Maquoketa Speedway and back down to the low lane. The plan was made and put into motion.
The Wheatland, Iowa Andover Meats IMCA Late Model ace was at his best, took the lead from Chuck Hanna on lap 24 and roared past the checkers first one circuit later Saturday evening.
“I like it when the track gets slick like this,” Kay said in victory lane. “You can still pass and I enjoyed this a lot.”
Kay started 13th and picked off competitor after competitor. He was the third leader of the Late Model season opener at the track using those grooves he scoped out and more.
“I was alright once I got out front. It felt good by myself and I could use up more of the track. Just typical Maquoketa, some point during the night you get that middle (groove) rolling when it cleans up enough. I kind of maneuvered around a bit and I was happy about that.”
Hanna, who led 21 laps, held off a charging Jeremiah Hurst. Rob Toland and Joe Ross rounded out the top five.
Bryce Garnhart has started red hot on the 3/8-mile, high-banked dirt oval. For the second straight week he dominated the IMCA Modified 20-lap feature. The Shannon, Ill. hotshoe beat Kay and Toland, who both did double duty. Kelsey Hayes and Matt Short were next.
Tyler Soppe started on the pole and let the rest of the IMCA SportMods battle behind him in the 15-lap finale. Gage Neal, Jake Ellithorpe and Jaret Franzen engaged three wide several times, finishing in that order ahead of Brandon Setser.
Timmy Current started near the back, raced into contention early and won the IMCA Stock Car 15 lapper. Donnie Louck led much of the race and had to settle for second ahead of Mike McGarry, Lucas Short and Jim Comins. Last week’s winner, Joe Bonney, came across first, but was disqualified.
Randy Byerly took the IMCA Hobby Stock 12-lap main. Dakota Simonsen, Kile Vohringer, Shane Oberbreckling and Brandon White followed.
Tim Wagner won an entertaining inside-outside battle with track champion Brett Marshall in the 4 Cylinders 12-lap feature. Seth Scholl, Dillon Embree and Rob Harding came next.
The debut of the Mod Lites was a good one for Jim Padilla, as he swept the heat and 15-lap feature. Derek Knutsen, Guy Morse and Scott Anderson followed.
A total of 86 race teams filled the pits and the final checkered flag fell by 10 p.m.
Action continues on the 3/8-mile, dirt oval this Saturday May 4 with the only 2018 appearance of the IMCA Late Models Deery Brothers Summer Series. Kay won the series opener April 21 and will look for his second straight $2,000 victory.
IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Hobby Stocks and 4 Cylinders also are back in action.
There is a special start time, one hour earlier than normal. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. Hot laps are 5:15.
For more information, log on to maqspeedway.com, the track Facebook page or call 563-940-7841.

Following are results from stock car racing Saturday evening April 28 at Maquoketa Speedway.
Andover Meats IMCA Late Models
Feature (20 laps) – 1. 15K Justin Kay 2. 65 Chuck Hanna 3. 58 Jeremiah Hurst 4. 39 Rob Toland 5. R19 Joe Ross 6. 28C Terry Neal 7. 7 Andy Nezworski 8. 33 Nick Marolf 9. 12 Don Pataska 10. 48Z John Pull 11. 17 Tim Simpson 12. 19 Kelly Pestka 13. 10 Keith Feller 14. 95 Eric Sanders 15. 07 Matt Ryan 16. 53 Leroy Brenner
1st Heat (8 laps) – 1. Hanna 2. Ross 3. Hurst 4. Ryan
2nd Heat (8 laps) – 1. Toland 2. Nezworski 3. Pataska 4. Sanders
IMCA Modifieds
Feature (20 laps) – 1. 3G Bryce Garnhart 2. 15K Justin Kay 3. 39 Rob Toland 4. 09 Kelsey Hayes 5. 7M Matt Short 6. 61 Bruce Hanford 7. 89 Tom Pestka 8. 53 Matt Stein
9. 73 Matt Irwin 10. 14D Dustin Morden 11. 8S Josh Starr 12. 01J Jeremy Campbell 13. 21M Tyler Madigan 14. 37X Mike Weideman 15. 22H Jordy Hicks (Did Not Start – 88 Jaden Fryer).
1st Heat (8 laps) – 1. Irwin 2. Kay 3. Wiedeman 4. Pestka
2nd Heat (8 laps) – 1. Garnhart 2. Hicks 3. Toland 4. Short
IMCA SportMods
Feature (15 laps) – 1. 3T Tyler Soppe 2. 12N Gage Neal 3. 72 Jake Ellithorpe 4. 33 Jarey Franzen 5. 77X Brandon Setser 6. 4 Jared Waterman 7. 35 Chance Huston 8. 12 Mitch Bielenberg 9. 87 Christian Jordan 10. 44N Max Nimrick 11. 88X Duane Roth 12. 29 Zach Huston 13. 44 Joe Grant 14. 80 Richard Nelson 15. 10A Jacob Arp 16. 71 John Brandies 17. 36N Joe Nemitz 18. 22 Austin Heacock 19. 66 Mitchell Strayer
1st Heat (6 laps) – 1. Franzen 2. Soppe 3. Neal 4. Heacock
2nd Heat (6 laps) – 1. Ellithorpe 2. Huston 3. Bielenberg 5. Nelson
IMCA Hobby Stocks
Feature (12 laps) – 1. 58B Randy Byerly 2. 60 Dakota Simonsen 3. 01 Kile Vohringer 4. 11S Shane Oberbreckling 5. 3B Brandon White 6. 1M Lane Vohringer (Did Not Start – 72X Gene Potter, 28 Bobby Taggart)
1st Heat (6 laps) – 1. K. Vohringer 2. L.Vohringer 3. Simonsen 4. Byerly
IMCA Stock Cars
Feature (15 laps) – 1. 2T Timmy Current 2. 31 Donnie Louck 3. 14 Mike McGarry 4. 8L Lucas Short 5. 83 Jim Comins 6. 76 Tyler Wendt (Disqualified – 70 Joe Bonney)
1st Heat (6 laps) – 1. Bonney 2. Louck 3. Current 4. McGarry
Mod Lites
Feature (15 laps) – 1. 11 John Padilla 2. 99 Derek Knutsen 3. 111 Guy Morse 4. 99X Scott Anderson 5. T23
1st Heat (6 laps) – 1. Padilla 2. Knutsen 3. Morse 4. Anderson
4 Cylinders
Feature (12 laps) – 1. 21 Tim Wagner 2. 3M Brett Marshall 3. 11 Seth Scholl 4. 3E Dillon Embree 5. 7x Rob Harding 6. T78 Tyler Shady 7. 45M Bryan Marshall 8. 509 Eric Stogdell 9. 125T Tim Sibley 10. 18B Brandon Buech 11. 21X Shaun McDermott 12. 56 Joe LaFrenz 13. Justin Anderson (Did Not Start – W1 John Campbell, 21W Josh Werkmeister)
1st Heat (4 laps) – 1. Scholl 2. Stogdell 3. Shady 4. Sibley
2nd Heat (4 laps) – 1. Brett Marshall 2. Embree 3. Bryan Marshall 4. LaFrenz