8/18/2018 Race results / race recap


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8/18/18

Morris back to Maquoketa victory lane on Back to School Night
Ryan, Garnhart, Gill, Wauters, Marshall, Mattly, Sanders also win

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Following are results from Back to School Night stock car racing Saturday evening at Maquoketa Speedway.
Andover Meat IMCA Late Models
Feature (25 laps) – 1. 07 Matt Ryan 2. 28C Terry Neal 3. D44 Luke Goedert 4. Z50 Joe Zrostlik 5. 7 Andy Nezworski 6. 10T Jeff Tharp 7. 58 Jeremiah Hurst 8. 6D Doug Nigh 9. 19 Kelly Pestka 10. 48Z Jon Poll 11. 15C Curt Schroeder 12. 8M Marty Scheckel 13. 44W David Webster 14. 12 Don Pataska 15. R19 Joe Ross 16. 51JR Johnny Walker, Jr. 17. 91 Mike Guldenpfennig
1st Heat (10 laps) – 1. Neal 2. Nezworski 3. Zrostlik 4. Tharp
2nd Heat (10 laps) – 1. Goedert 2. Hurst 3. Ryan 4. Nigh
QCJeeps.com IMCA Modifieds
Feature (20 laps) – 1. 3G Bryce Garnhart 2. 22H Jordan Hicks 3. B1 Jeff Larson 4. 21M Tyler Madigan 5. 11 Ray Cox, Jr. 6. 7M Matt Short 7. 31A Korey Meyer 8. 88 Jaden Fryer 9. 73M Matt Irwin 10. 60 Scott Hogan 11. 19B Austin Blume 12. 5MX Mike Fryer 13. 6 Jed Freiburger 14. 53 Matt Stein 15. 8S Josh Starr 16. 89 Tom Pestka 17. 01J Jeremy Campbell 18. 70X Joe Bonney 19. 88T Tony Vondresky 20. 77J Steve Johnson 21. 77S Stephan Kammerer 22. 25 Jake Bowman
1st Heat (8 laps) – 1. Meyer 2. Larson 3. Freiburger 4. Cox
2nd Heat (8 laps) – 1. Madigan 2. Hicks 3. Irwin 4. Blume
3rd Heat (8 laps) – 1. Garnhart 2. Stein 3. Short 4. Kammerer
B&D Pit Stop IMCA SportMods
Feature (15 laps) – 1. 86 Jake Morris 2. 12N Gage Neal 3. 96 Jason Bahrs 4. 22 Austin Heacock 5. 3T Tyler Soppe 6. 17 Andrew Chelf 7. 74 Doug Burkhead 8. 75C Bruce Current 9. 72 Jake Ellithorpe 10. 10A Jacob Arp 11. 44 Joe Grant 12. 33 Jarrett Franzen 13. 75 Bob Silaggi 14. 51 Kyle Eller 15. 12 Mitch Bielenberg 16. 88X Duane Roth 17. 36N Joe Nemitz 18. 71J Justin Schroeder 19. W30 Tim Wade 20. F79 Dustin Forbes 21. 27X Barrett Crock 22. 17S Terry Stevens 23. 28 Bobby Taggart 24. 32 T.J. Fortmann (Did Not Start – 77X Brandon Setser).
1st Heat (6 laps) – 1. Burkhead 2. Bahrs 3. Heacock 4. Silaggi
2nd Heat (6 laps) – 1. Chelf 2. Ellithorpe 3. Morris 4. Setser
3rd Heat (6 laps) – 1. Current 2. Soppe 3. Arp 4. Taggart
4th Heat (6 laps) – 1. Neal 2. Franzen 3. Eller 4. Nemitz
Ueland Auto IMCA Stock Cars
Feature (15 laps) – 1. 28X Greg Gill 2. 70X Joe Bonney 3. 71 David Brandies 4. 2TX John Oliver, Jr. 5. 31 Donnie Louck 6. 8L Lukas Short 7. 77 Tim Schneider 8. 8K Kyle Merkes 9. 5B Tim Bader 10. 83 Jimmy Comins 11. 49 Ian Huff 12. 27Z Chase Zaruba 13. 15T Tim Arp (Did Not Start – 95 Jesse Owens).
1st Heat (6 laps) – 1. Brandies 2. Louck 3. Bader 4. Oliver
2nd Heat (6 laps) – 1. Comins 2. Gill 3. Bonney 4. Short
IMCA Hobby Stocks
Feature (12 laps) – 1. 09 Daniel Wauters 2. 01 Kile Vohringer 3. 60 Dakota Simonsen 4. 59 Roger Winkers 5. 58B Randy Byerly 6. 11S Shane Oberbreckling 7. M1 Lane Vohringer 8. 28 Bobby Taggart 9. 3B Brandon White 10. 9 Scott Michaelis 11. 72X Gene Potter 12. 92 Brandon Schneider (Did Not Start – 12T Dakota Schilling)
1st Heat (6 laps) – 1. Byerly 2. Simonsen 3. Schneider 4. L. Vohringer
2nd Heat (6 laps) – 1. Wauters 2. Taggart 3. Oberbreckling 4. Winkers
Obie’s Bar and Restaurant/B&C Liquors 4 Cylinders
Feature (12 laps) – 1. 3M Brett Marshall 2. T78 Tyler Shady 3. 7X Rob Harding, Jr. 4. F79 Dustin Forbes 5. 125T Tim Sibley 6. KB4 Josh McIntire 7. 15M Jeremy Wheeler 8. F68 Brenda Forbes 9. 11H Justin Hempstead 10. 7 Andy Wagener 11. 45 Rick Hempstead 12. 12 Mitch Bielenberg 13. 01B Brett Bailey 14. 257 Todd Hines 15. 14J Nick Proehl
1st Heat (4 laps) – 1. Marshall 2. Forbes 3. Harding 4. Hines
2nd Heat (4 laps) – 1. Bielenberg 2. J. Hempstead 3. Sibley 4. Shady
Nostalgia Late Models
Feature (12 laps) – 1. 35 Eric Sanders 2. 81 John Irwin 3. 72 Brian Ashmore 4. 55. Mark Claeys 5. 21 Jamie Huff 6. 17 Tim Harding 7. AD2 Craig Jones
1st Heat (6 laps) – 1. Irwin 2. Claeys 3. Ashmore 4. Jones
Midwest Jalopies
Feature (12 laps) – 1.00 Terry Mattly 2. 21 Austin Honts 3. 151 Rodney Haack 4. 7 Pat Bailey 5. 1 Tom Honts 6. 79 Jerry Cayler 7. 52 Dennis Blunt 8. 59 Jeff Blunt 9. 4S Jeff Snyder 10. 47 Larry Driskell 11. 20 Doug Picray 12. 13 Rob Koster 13. 14 James Schloss 14. B7 15. 46 Krystal Koster 16. 11 Kurt Zimmerman
1st Heat (6 laps) – 1. Picray 2. Snyder 3. Schloss 4. B7
2nd Heat (6 laps) – 1. Mattly 2. Honts 3. D. Blunt 4. J. BluntBy ROB HINCKLEY
MAQUOKETA, Iowa (Aug. 18) – The jubilation was apparent as Jake Morris slammed his open hand repeatedly on top of his car.
The long season became worth it after his 15-lap B&D Pit Stop IMCA SportMod feature win on Back to School Night at Maquoketa Speedway Saturday evening.
“Wow, it has been such a long year so this makes it worth it,” Morris said in victory lane. “Our luck has been bad and I can’t say enough about my sponsors and crew for hanging in there.”
Morris ran in the top three the entire race, taking the lead for good on lap eight and beating Gage Neal, Jason Bahrs, Austin Heacock and point leader Tyler Soppe to the checkered flag.
The race went nonstop until a caution flew after the white flag and the race was called complete.
“I’m glad we got a break on that caution. The car ran well as the race went on. I didn’t think we’d hit traffic as soon as we did (lap nine), but able to get through it.”
Soppe slipped over the edge of turn one on lap two, dropped back to ninth and recovered to hand on to a slim point lead over Neal.
Matt Ryan always studies the IMCA Modified feature before his Andover Meat IMCA Late Model 25-lap finale. He decided to run the high groove to get to the front and then moved low, racing to the win. That notched him one step closer to the national championship.
Terry Neal, early leader Luke Goedert, Joe Zrostlik and last week winner Andy Nezworski rounded out the top five in a very entertaining feature. Ryan came into the night with a four point lead over Hurst for the national title, while Hurst leads the track standings.
Bryce Garnhart kept his hot August going with another QCJeeps.com IMCA Modified 20-lap win. He held off a charging Jordan Hicks, Jeff Larson, Tyler Madigan and Ray Cox, Jr.
Greg Gill captured the 15-lap Ueland Auto IMCA Stock Car finale. Joe Bonney, David Brandies, John Oliver, Jr. and Donnie Louck followed.
Daniel Wauter used the low line of the racing surface en route to his eighth IMCA Hobby Stock 12-lap victory. Kile Vohringer made a late charge for second, followed by Dakota Simonsen, Roger Winkers and Randy Byerly.
Brett Marshall raced to the front quickly and stayed there for another 12-lap Obie’s Bar and Restaurant/B&C Liquor 4 Cylinder win, beating Tyler Shady, Rob Harding, Jr., Dustin Forbes and Tim Sibley.
The Midwest Jalopies made their first 2018 appearance and the group’s founder, Terry Mattly, was first to the checkers.
Eric Sanders won the 12-lap Nostalgia Late Model feature.
Another record total of 129 race teams jammed into the pits and racing was completed just after 10 p.m.
Action continues this Saturday Aug. 25 with the Season Championships. There will be racing in all regular classes with normal format – Andover Meat IMCA Late Models, QCJeeps.com IMCA Modifieds, B&D Pit Stop IMCA SportMods, Ueland Auto IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks and Obie’s Bar and Restaurant/B&D Liquors 4 Cylinders.
Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Hot laps are 6:15 with racing to follow.