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Chase Elliott Grabs Thrilling Talladega Victory

Chase Elliott Grabs Thrilling Talladega Victory

By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service (Talladega, AL) -- Always the unquestionable fan favorite at NASCAR’s famed Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, Georgia-native Chase Elliott mad\

Hafertepe Tops Final Short Track Nationals at I-30

Hafertepe Tops Final Short Track Nationals at I-30

By Lonnie Wheatley (Little Rock, AR) -- The final chapter in the storied history of Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway clay oval was punctuated on Saturday night as Sam Hafertepe, Jr]

Cummins wins Fall Nationals at Lawrenceburg

Cummins wins Fall Nationals at Lawrenceburg

ByRichie Murray, USAC Media (Lawrenceburg, IN) -- On the eve of the Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway Fall Nationals, Kyle Cummins firmly stated that Lawrenceburg is the place wher]

Allmendinger Earns Elusive Superspeedway Win

Allmendinger Earns Elusive Superspeedway Win

By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service (Talladega, AL) -- It took a lot of last lap gumption on the Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway high banks and an official “race finish review” \

DiBenedetto gets first Truck Series win

DiBenedetto gets first Truck Series win

By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service (Talladega, A:) -- It took a lot of last lap gumption on the Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway high banks and an official “race finish review” \


Diercks thrills home crowd in Davenport for Lucas oil MLRA prize

Diercks thrills home crowd in Davenport for Lucas oil MLRA prize

By Billy Rock (Davenport, IA) -- Spencer Diercks may have been denied his first ever Lucas Oil MLRA win on Thursday night at the CJ Speedway by one position, but he came back swinging on Friday night and captured an emotional $5,000 MLRA victory in front of his hometown fans at the Davenport Speedway.

PHOTO CREDIT: Lloyd Collins FastTrack Photos

The 26 year old driver, behind the wheel of a new Longhorn by Wells Chassis, swept the entire night from start to finish including the DirtonDirt Fast Time Award with a lap of 13.354 seconds along with top honors in his respective heat race. The heat race win would line him up on the front row alongside Chris Simpson for the 30 lap “A” Main.

At the drop of the green Diercks immediately assumed control running the low line while Chris Simpson took the long way around the speedway in search of momentum. On the second lap, Simpson was able to secure just enough of an advantage exiting turn four to grab the race lead at the line.

Diercks would stay true to the low line and just two laps later drove back by Simpson for the lead. It did not take long for the leader to build up a two plus second advantage over the field, but lap traffic proved to be the equalizer and allowed Simpson to close the gap in the late stages of the caution free event.

With Chris Simpson reeling in Diercks, MLRA point leader Chad Simpson was hustling the high line as the top two both worked the low side of the speedway. Chad Simpson would drive by for the runner up spot on lap 26 but was not able to get any closer to Diercks who would hold on for a 1.271 second victory. Chris Simpson would come home in third for the second night in a row, followed by Frank Heckenast Jr. and Kolby Vandenbergh to round out the top five.

“If it’s anywhere in the world I’d like to get a win it’d be here,” stated Diercks in Cedar Creek Beef Jerky Victory Lane. “I’m from here and I’ve always had bad luck here, but it’s been treating me nice lately. I’m just a dumb concrete guy and I just do this for fun, I’m just speechless.”

“I knew he was out there,” Diercks noted of Chris Simpson in the early going. “But I’ve ran here enough to know that cushion was way up there and it was black all the way up there. It was going to take somebody crazy to get up there and I knew he (Chris Simpson) was kind of a bottom feeder so I stuck down there and stood in my line and there we go.”

Chad Simpson’s runner up finish marked the sixth podium finish of the season for the MLRA point leader. “My guys were pointing me to the top there and I was surprised early on it wasn’t as good as it was but it really came in there in the end, said Simpson.” “We struggled last night and a little bit early on tonight, but hopefully were rolling into something here and we can kind of carry it into tomorrow.”

Friday nights third place run marked the third such occurrence of the season for Chris Simpson with the MLRA. “I knew if I stayed up top, since they only allow us run one tire, that I would have burnt the right rear off in another five laps staying up there, so I had to get down. I hate finishing third, but there are a lot of guys that dream of running third to these guys, so we’ll take it and move onto tomorrow night and see if we can get a couple spots better.”

The Lucas Oil MLRA will wrap up their three night weekend swing on Saturday night with a return visit to the Maquoketa Speedway. Defending race winner Tony Jackson Jr. will look to defend his win from a year ago and cash in on the $5,000 top prize.

Davenport Speedway Contingencies 8/12/22

Lap Leaders –Spencer Diercks (1), Chris Simpson (2 - 3), Spencer Diercks (4 - 30)

?Cautions – 0

DirtonDirt.com “Overall Fast Time Award" --Spencer Diercks (13.354 sec.)

Lucas Oil Slick Mist "Pole Award" – Spencer Diercks

Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race – Matt Pewe

Hooker Harness "11th Place Finisher" – Sawyer Specht

Performance Bodies "Performer of the Race" – Spencer Diercks

Sunoco “Rookie of the Race” – Kolby Vandenbergh

Swift Springs “Move of the Race” – Chad Simpson

Midwest Sheet Metal "Points Leader Spoiler Challenge" – Chad Simpson

A Feature 1 30 Laps

  1. 29D-Spencer Diercks[1]; 2. 25-Chad Simpson[5]; 3. 32S-Chris Simpson[2]; 4. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[3]; 5. 15V-Kolby Vandenbergh[7]; 6. 56JR-Tony Jackson Jr[4]; 7. 22-Daniel Hilsabeck[6]; 8. 17-Tim Simpson[17]; 9. 7B-Mark Burgtorf[10]; 10. 12-Brandon Queen[12]; 11. 99-Sawyer Specht[15]; 12. 78S-Steve Stultz[14]; 13. T22-Tegan Evans[16]; 14. (DNF) 42-Johnathan Huston[13]; 15. (DNF) 17A-Austin Howes[9]; 16. (DNF) 33F-Rickey Frankel[11]; 17. (DNF) W56-Gary Webb[18]; 18. (DNF) 10P-Paul Parker[19]; 19. (DQ) 15K-Justin Kay[8]

Heat 1 Midwest Sheet Metal 8 Laps | 00:04:20.387

  1. 29D-Spencer Diercks[1]; 2. 56JR-Tony Jackson Jr[2]; 3. 15V-Kolby Vandenbergh[3]; 4. 7B-Mark Burgtorf[5]; 5. 42-Johnathan Huston[4]; 6. T22-Tegan Evans[6]; 7. (DNF) 10P-Paul Parker[7]

Heat 2-Hooker Harness 8 Laps | 00:03:06.542

  1. 32S-Chris Simpson[1]; 2. 25-Chad Simpson[2]; 3. 15K-Justin Kay[3]; 4. 33F-Rickey Frankel[4]; 5. 78S-Steve Stultz[5]; 6. (DNF) 17-Tim Simpson[6]

Heat 3 My Race Pass 8 Laps | 00:04:35.750

  1. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[1]; 2. 22-Daniel Hilsabeck[2]; 3. 17A-Austin Howes[4]; 4. 12-Brandon Queen[5]; 5. 99-Sawyer Specht[3]; 6. (DNS) W56-Gary Webb

Qualifying 1 Dirt on Dirt

  1. 29D-Spencer Diercks, 00:13.534[6]; 2. 32S-Chris Simpson, 00:13.576[18]; 3. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr, 00:13.865[3]; 4. 56JR-Tony Jackson Jr, 00:13.875[13]; 5. 25-Chad Simpson, 00:13.907[4]; 6. 22-Daniel Hilsabeck, 00:14.037[8]; 7. 15V-Kolby Vandenbergh, 00:14.078[2]; 8. 15K-Justin Kay, 00:14.159[17]; 9. 99-Sawyer Specht, 00:14.181[12]; 10. 42-Johnathan Huston, 00:14.259[9]; 11. 33F-Rickey Frankel, 00:14.335[15]; 12. 17A-Austin Howes, 00:14.408[7]; 13. 7B-Mark Burgtorf, 00:14.430[10]; 14. 78S-Steve Stultz, 00:14.820[1]; 15. 12-Brandon Queen, 00:15.002[5]; 16. T22-Tegan Evans, 00:15.340[16]; 17. 17-Tim Simpson, 00:15.365[19]; 18. W56-Gary Webb, 00:17.534[14]; 19. 10P-Paul Parker, 00:59.999[11]



A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 40-Joel Callahan[8]; 2. 21M-Luke Merfeld[3]; 3. 15K-Justin Kay[10]; 4. 65-Chuck Hanna[5]; 5. 7-Andy Nezworski[11]; 6. 07-Matt Ryan[7]; 7. R19-Bryce Garnhart[13]; 8. 77X-Cory Dumpert[12]; 9. 1M-Jacob Waterman[14]; 10. 8L-Chris Lawrence[1]; 11. 77-Joe Beal[4]; 12. 70-Mack Mulvany[15]; 13. 12B-Alex Banks[18]; 14. 1H-Mike Haines[20]; 15. 74-Doug Burkhead[21]; 16. 33-Nick Marolf[9]; 17. 34-Scott Strauss[19]; 18. 42-Fred Remley[6]; 19. 12-Don Pataska[2]; 20. 17-Andrew Chelf[23]; 21. 18F-Anthony Franklin[17]; 22. 13JR-Colton Leal[16]; 23. 53-LeRoy Brenner[22]

Heat 1 - Top 4 Make Invert (8 Laps): 1. 8L-Chris Lawrence[2]; 2. 40-Joel Callahan[6]; 3. 7-Andy Nezworski[7]; 4. 77-Joe Beal[4]; 5. R19-Bryce Garnhart[5]; 6. 13JR-Colton Leal[3]; 7. 34-Scott Strauss[8]; 8. 53-LeRoy Brenner[1]

Heat 2 - Top 4 Make Invert (8 Laps): 1. 33-Nick Marolf[6]; 2. 65-Chuck Hanna[4]; 3. 77X-Cory Dumpert[7]; 4. 21M-Luke Merfeld[3]; 5. 1M-Jacob Waterman[5]; 6. 18F-Anthony Franklin[8]; 7. 1H-Mike Haines[2]; 8. 17-Andrew Chelf[1]

Heat 3 - Top 4 Make Invert (8 Laps): 1. 15K-Justin Kay[6]; 2. 12-Don Pataska[2]; 3. 07-Matt Ryan[5]; 4. 42-Fred Remley[4]; 5. 70-Mack Mulvany[1]; 6. 12B-Alex Banks[7]; 7. 74-Doug Burkhead[3]


A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 56D-Travis Denning[6]; 2. 93-Matt Werner[1]; 3. 3G-Bryce Garnhart[10]; 4. 9Z-Chris Zogg[9]; 5. 127-Drew Janssen[19]; 6. 70-Mitch Morris[17]; 7. 99-Charlie Mohr[15]; 8. 1-Eric Barnes[14]; 9. 21T-Mike McKinney[11]; 10. 77S-Stephan Kammerer[3]; 11. 53-Matt Stein[8]; 12. 77-Kurt Kile[13]; 13. 38-Josh Geigle[7]; 14. 86-Jeremy Gustaf[21]; 15. 29C-Craig Crawford[5]; 16. 07-Jon Coombs[22]; 17. 29D-Brad Dierks[2]; 18. 3-Dustin Smith[18]; 19. 88-Tony Von Dresky[4]; 20. 17-Jason Pershy[12]; 21. 5-Rob Dominacki[23]; 22. 01M-Mitch Way[24]; 23. 1M-Ryan DeShaw[16]; 24. 5D-Bob Dominacki[20]

Heat 1 - Top 4 Redraw (8 Laps): 1. 29D-Brad Dierks[1]; 2. 9Z-Chris Zogg[3]; 3. 56D-Travis Denning[5]; 4. 77S-Stephan Kammerer[6]; 5. 77-Kurt Kile[4]; 6. 1M-Ryan DeShaw[8]; 7. 127-Drew Janssen[7]; 8. 07-Jon Coombs[2]

Heat 2 - Top 4 Redraw (8 Laps): 1. 17-Jason Pershy[3]; 2. 53-Matt Stein[2]; 3. 3G-Bryce Garnhart[8]; 4. 29C-Craig Crawford[4]; 5. 1-Eric Barnes[7]; 6. 70-Mitch Morris[5]; 7. 5D-Bob Dominacki[6]; 8. 5-Rob Dominacki[1]

Heat 3 - Top 4 Redraw (8 Laps): 1. 88-Tony Von Dresky[1]; 2. 21T-Mike McKinney[3]; 3. 93-Matt Werner[6]; 4. 38-Josh Geigle[2]; 5. 99-Charlie Mohr[4]; 6. 3-Dustin Smith[7]; 7. 86-Jeremy Gustaf[8]; 8. 01M-Mitch Way[5]


A Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 20L-Landen Chrestensen[6]; 2. 4S-Jeff Struck Jr[8]; 3. 88-Jake Lund[1]; 4. 70-Joe Bonney[7]; 5. 63-Shad Murphy[3]; 6. 81-Cary Brown[9]; 7. Z50-Joe Zrostlik[10]; 8. 11T-Trevor Tucker[4]; 9. 95-Jesse Owen[5]; 10. 8-Rick Schriner[14]; 11. 8H-Kyler Hickenbottom[13]; 12. 59-Roger Rickels[12]; 13. 16-Dave Wadsager[2]; 14. 2-Colby Hixson[11]

Heat 1 - Top 5 Make Invert (8 Laps): 1. 4S-Jeff Struck Jr[6]; 2. 63-Shad Murphy[3]; 3. 88-Jake Lund[1]; 4. 11T-Trevor Tucker[4]; 5. 20L-Landen Chrestensen[5]; 6. 2-Colby Hixson[7]; 7. 8H-Kyler Hickenbottom[2]

Heat 2 - Top 5 Make Invert (8 Laps): 1. 95-Jesse Owen[4]; 2. 70-Joe Bonney[5]; 3. 16-Dave Wadsager[1]; 4. 81-Cary Brown[6]; 5. Z50-Joe Zrostlik[7]; 6. 59-Roger Rickels[3]; 7. 8-Rick Schriner[2]


A Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 43LV-Logan Veloz[14]; 2. 2JR-Jesse Bodin[9]; 3. 1JR-Ben Chapman[11]; 4. 18-Todd Dykema[8]; 5. 65-David Engelkens[4]; 6. 4G-Kevin Goben[10]; 7. 9H-Levi Heath[1]; 8. 66S-Mitch Strayer[15]; 9. 99-Brandon Jewell[22]; 10. 69ER-Ryan Reed[6]; 11. 39R-Rance Powell[18]; 12. 0G-Bryan Ritter[16]; 13. 54-Kasey Williams[7]; 14. 77JR-Rayce Mullen[23]; 15. 12S-Sean Wyett[12]; 16. 71J-Justin Schroeder[5]; 17. 22R-Kevin Rasdon[3]; 18. 21-Cody Clausen[2]; 19. 42-Ron Schwartzkopf[19]; 20. 18C-Dakota Cole[17]; 21. 18W-Josh Woodruff[20]; 22. 19H-Chris Hesseling[13]; 23. 18H-Don Hatfield[21]

Heat 1 - Top 4 Make Invert (8 Laps): 1. 4G-Kevin Goben[7]; 2. 69ER-Ryan Reed[4]; 3. 54-Kasey Williams[5]; 4. 12S-Sean Wyett[8]; 5. 19H-Chris Hesseling[1]; 6. 0G-Bryan Ritter[3]; 7. 42-Ron Schwartzkopf[2]; 8. 99-Brandon Jewell[6]

Heat 2 - Top 4 Make Invert (8 Laps): 1. 21-Cody Clausen[2]; 2. 65-David Engelkens[3]; 3. 18-Todd Dykema[5]; 4. 9H-Levi Heath[1]; 5. 43LV-Logan Veloz[7]; 6. 18C-Dakota Cole[4]; 7. 18W-Josh Woodruff[8]; 8. 77JR-Rayce Mullen[6]

Heat 3 - Top 4 Make Invert (8 Laps): 1. 2JR-Jesse Bodin[6]; 2. 22R-Kevin Rasdon[2]; 3. 1JR-Ben Chapman[7]; 4. 71J-Justin Schroeder[3]; 5. 66S-Mitch Strayer[4]; 6. 39R-Rance Powell[5]; 7. 18H-Don Hatfield[1]

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