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Murty Moves At Davenport

DAVENPORT, Iowa — The Dirt Crown East Series has been plagued by weather in its inaugural season. That plague ended Friday night at Davenport Speedway.

Dallon Murty became the very first feature winner of the Dirt Crown East Series for IMCA Stock Cars. Murty took home a check for $2,000, for his efforts.

The 35-lap feature started with outside pole sitter Dustin Vis leading the first two laps. Third place starter Justin Kay put his vast knowledge of the Davenport track to good use leading the next 20 laps.

After a series of caution flags and restarts, Dallon Murty worked his way past Kay to assume the lead. Once in the lead, Murty ran away from the field. The 11th starting Murty would finish more than four seconds over second place David Brandies.

Dustin Vis took third, ahead of Chanse Hollatz and Johnny Spaw. 

Joel Callahan made the trip from Dubuque payoff with a win in the Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model division. Callahan started 12th and would not see clean racetrack until lap seventeen. Joel used the bottom of the racetrack to take the lead and then pull away from the field.

Second place finisher Matt Ryan led the first half of the main. Mired in lapped traffic Ryan was unable to catch Callahan once he was leading. Justin Kay started 10th and finished third. Andy Nezworski and Bryan Klein were fourth and fifth, respectively. 

Chris Zogg picked up his second Eriksen Chevrolet IMCA Modified feature win of the season. Chris grabbed the lead just before the mid-point of the 20-lap race. Zogg held off Travis Denning and a charging Spencer Diercks for the win. Denning led laps two through eight before the lead slipped away. Diercks spun on lap four, bringing out the caution flag, but stormed back to finish third. Matt Werner and Charlie Mohr rounded out the top five.

Logan Veloz, Ben Chapman, and Tony Olson have all posted wins in the Matzen Trucking IMCA SportMods at Davenport this season. This week’s feature saw Chapman and Veloz cross the stripe in a photo finish for the win. Chapman won with the thinnest of margins, .003 seconds. Not to be left out, Olson finished third. Ryan Reed was fourth and Todd Dykema fifth.

Jake Benischek ended Cyle Hawkins winning streak in the QCjeeps.com Sport Compacts. Jake led the feature until lap seven when Hawkins took the lead. Cyle would suddenly slow two laps later and fall back to third. Dustin Forbes moved up to finish second.