Dustin Selvage in victory lane at 34 Raceway.

Selvage Stars In 34 Raceway Sprint

WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa — Dustin Selvage made a deal with car owner Jimmy Davies that resulted in victory with the Mohrfeld Solar Sprint Invaders Sunday night at 34 Raceway.

The Indianola, Iowa, native claimed his fifth career feature win with the series at 34 Raceway, which ties him for tops all-time with Matt Rogerson, Jerrod Hull and Paul Nienhiser.

The win paid him $2,000 and ended Nienhiser’s bid for three wins in a row with the series. It was the first win for Davies’ No. 99 car since 2020 at the same track with Josh Schneiderman.

Allan Woods, on a brief holiday to the United States from his native Queensland in Australia led early in the 25-lap main event, followed by Selvage, Colton Fisher, Nienhiser and Ryan Jamison.

Woods was into lapped traffic by lap seven, but performed a 360 spin, sending him to the tail, and ending his good run at that point.

Selvage inherited the lead and took off well on the restart after a pair of cautions for Chase Richards and Alex Vande Voort over Fisher, Nienhiser, Cody Wehrle and Jamison.

Soon, Tasker Phillips had jumped from seventh to fifth and was threatening for fourth when he drove over the top of turns one and two, losing several spots.

Up front, Selvage was back in traffic on lap 13 and Fisher was gaining on him. Fisher had one shot before a final caution came out for a slowed Alan Zoutte with just four laps to go.

Selvage pulled away, followed by Fisher. Wehrle grabbed third and Phillips came back to grab fourth from Nienhiser. Bunton would also get by on the last lap claiming fifth.

“It was kind of the disadvantage of being the leader,” said Selvage about his trip through traffic when Fisher drew near. “My pace slowed way up and I knew I was going to see somebody, so it was time to get aggressive with the lappers. When we first came down here with the Invaders, we got a lot of laps here. This track, when it gets slick like this, it gets technical, and I’ve been doing this 20 years, so I’ve learned a thing or two about when to push it and when to relax and let the race come to you. Jimmy’s kind of in between drivers, so he called me this week, and I said absolutely. He and all his guys gave me a phenomenal car all night long.”

“The car felt good,” said Fisher. “It was our first time out this year with the 11 car. We ran the same stuff last year, so I knew what to go with. I have to thank Matt Kinney for giving me a motor to run this next month while I wait for mine to get done. The track got technical. You could run the curb or run a diamond through the middle. Once we got to lapped traffic, we were moving well and could move around. I knew it was going to get hairy when I saw cars two-wide. Selvage was getting choked up. That’s when you wait for a hole to open up, or make your own hole. Unfortunately, we had a yellow there that cost us another shot.”

The finish:

Feature (25 laps): 1. 99, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (1) 2. 11, Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA (4) 3. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (7) 4. 1TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (5) 5. 6R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (8) 6. 50, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (3) 7. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (11) 8. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (6) 9. 7, Tyler Lee, Cedar Rapids, IA (10) 10. 81, Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA (17) 11. 62, Jake Glasgow, Burlington, IA (15) 12. 28w, Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (2) 13. 71, Brandon Worthington, Indianola, IA (16) 14. 31, McCain Richards, Burlington, IA (18) 15. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (13) 16. 2A, Austin Archdale, Brimfield, IL (14) 17. 4x, Chase Richards, Burlington, IA (9) 18. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (12) 19. 17, Nate Parks, Burlington, IA (19)