DAVENPORT, Iowa — Hot temperatures and hot tempers made for an exciting night of racing action at Davenport Speedway Friday. All five weekly classes saw repeat winners for the first time this season.
Justin Kay returned to the Hoker Trucking Victory Lane in the Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model feature.
The first seven laps were a scramble as Bryan Moreland and Jacob Waterman battled for the lead. Kay started ninth and first took the lead on lap eight.
Following a couple of lap-13 restarts, Andy Nezworski used the low groove to move into first place. Lap seventeen saw Kay retake the lead and hold on for the win. Nezworski finished second with Matt Ryan third. Jacob Waterman was fourth, just ahead of Chuck Hanna.
Spencer Diercks recorded his second Eriksen Chevrolet IMCA Modified feature of the season, but had to put in some work to do so. Diercks started eleventh and would not see the lead, until lap 17, of the 20-lap main.
Diercks may his way around Mitch Morris for the lead and fend off Travis Denning to collect the “W’. Denning and Morris were followed to the checkers by Matt Werner and Joe Beal, in that order.
The IMCA SportMod main was a wild race that saw five cautions in the first six laps. Once things settled down, it was time for Jarrett Franzen to take the lead. Franzen held off Logan Veloz and Ben Chapman down the stretch, to secure his second feature win at Davenport In 2021. Veloz and Chapman finished second and third. Ryan Walker and Tyler Soppe were fourth and fifth, respectively.
Nick Hixson led only two laps of the Koehler Electric Street Stock feature. The white-flag lap and the checkered-flag lap. Hixson used the high side to chase down Tony VonDresky and make the
pass for the lead and the win. VonDresky finished second, ahead of Jeff Struck Jr. Nick Claussen and early race leader Tom Riggs rounded out the top five.
The QCjeeps.com Sport Compact class may have been short on cars, but there was no shortage of action. After a first lap crash involved half the field, Tim Sibley grabbed the early lead. A handful of racers tried to take the lead but Sibley held firm until the midway point of the race. That is when Cyle Hawkins took the lead on the outside. Hawkins would lead the remaining laps for his fourth point win of the season. Sibley held on to finish second, followed by Josh Riley, Dustin Begyn and Codie Proehl.
The guest class for the evening was the Nostalgic Stock Car Racing Club vintage late models. Terry Mattly won the feature over Duke Fulton, Terry Hirst and Brian Birkhofer.