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Suzuki 4 wheeler that Wilwert's has provided SPI for race track and  tee shirt shoot each night. The Suzuki Fun Gun provided by Wilwert's Inc.

DAVIS AGAIN IN WEST LIBERTY

West Liberty Raceway
August 4, 2001

Todd Davis topped the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Late Model feature event at the West Liberty Raceway on Saturday August 4th, his second trip in three events to victory lane. 

Jeff Aikey took the early lead from the front row, opening up a comfortable margin over Brian Harris and Davis before the events first caution slowed action on lap eight.   Harris battled with Davis on the restart, but eventually broke free on lap eleven and closed in on Aikey for the lead.  Lap twelve through fifteen saw Aikey put his car high on the cushion with Harris flanking on the bottom of the track as the two orbited the flat half mile in a virtual dead heat.  Only the yellow flag was able to separate the leaders, with Harris a nose ahead when caution slowed the action on the fifteenth circuit.   The race turned into a four horse shootout on the restart when points leader Denny Eckrich joined the fun near the leaders, putting his car underneath Davis and Aikey's on the restart, making a three wide battle into the third corner as Harris stayed one car length ahead of the scramble.  The top proved to be the place to be as Davis rocketed around Aikey and Eckrich as the cars completed the sixteenth lap and Harris for the lead one lap later.   Harris stayed committed to the bottom of the racetrack as Davis sped away, allowing both Aikey and Eckrich to get past during the closing laps but holding on to fourth at the checkers ahead of Skip Frey. 

Bret Frieden also picked up his second win of the season, hunting down early leader Terry Walker and taking the lead at the midpoint of the twenty lap Miller Time Modified feature event.  Walker jumped into the lead by beating fellow front row starter Richard Steadman into the first turn, but was immediately forced to defend the spot as Frieden followed suit.  After spending the first five laps glued to Walkers rear bumper, Frieden backed off and studied Walkers line carefully for two laps.  Diamonding off the corners caught Frieden back up to Walker and allowed him to make the pass on lap ten.  Frieden pulled away from the pack for the remainder of the event, not allowing a lap fifteen caution to bother him as he cruised to the easy win.  Larry Herring benefited from the late race yellow to slip past Walker for second with Russ Olson and Scott Megonigle rounding out the top five.

Andy Eckrich notched his third victory of his rookie season; extending his Pro Stock points lead.  Gary Beuter took the early lead of the fifteen-lap affair, before Jason Gingrich and Eckrich shot past on the sixth lap.   Taking two complete laps to decide the leader amongst themselves, Eckrich eventually slipped underneath Gingrich and into the point just prior to a lap nine caution.  Challenging only briefly on the restart, Gingrich settled into second place ahead of Darren Plett, Dale Franklin and Tom Struve at the checkers. 

Stan O'Brien was the third driver to earn his second trip to victory lane, running down early leader Robert Barnes and surviving a scramble to the checkers that saw five cars fighting for the lead on the last lap.  Barnes made the most of his front row start by staying ahead of a big lap two pileup, leading the event until O'Brien took the lead as the pair raced under the white flag.  Behind them, Jason Erwin, Todd Hansen and Jarrod Collins were jockeying for a shot at the lead.  O'Brien led the pack into the third corner, with Hansen diving low from fifth place to make it three wide, getting up to the leader before running out of steam and falling a half a car length behind.  Collins held his ground in the middle of the track to take home the third spot while Erwin crossed under the checkers fourth, ahead of Barnes. 

Point's battles are heating up as the season is winding down with only four nights left of NASCAR Weekly Racing series action in 2001.  Hot laps are scheduled for 6:30 each race nite with racing to follow.  For more information, please contact Simmons Promotions at 563-744-3620 or on the internet at www.SimmonsPromotionsInc.com.  For raceday updates and instant results upon completion please call your local McLeod USA InTouch directory category #3740 or #3741. 

Late Models
1. 3t  Todd Davis  Iowa City
2. 77  Jeff Aikey  Cedar Falls
3. 50  Denny Eckrich Coralville
4. 21h  Brian Harris  Davenport
5. 3x  Skip Frey  Ely
6. 45 Mike Klinkkammer West Branch 
7. 77 Kurt Kile   West Liberty
8. 56  Gary Webb  Blue Grass
9.  2   Monte Ohrt  West Branch
10. 18z  Rusty Zook   Riverside
11. 58  Dave Eckrich  Coralville
12. 88 Kevin Kile  West Liberty
13. 51  Matt Furman   Iowa City
14. 32  Tom Cannon  Iowa City
15. 32c  Chad Holliday   Wilton
16. 13k Denny Petersen Tipton
17. 66   Fred Remely  Blue Grass
18. 26b  Wayne Brau  Annawan IL
19. 8m Mark Ward  Muscatine
20. 28  Jeff Bair   Solon 
21. 4  Bobby Sexton   West Branch
22. 23d Dana Wells  Moscow
23. ez33 Nick Marolf  Moscow
24. 12 Ray Guss Jr   Milan IL
25. 57 Tom Christensen  West Liberty   
26. 33  Kurt Stewart  Ainsworth
27. 74  Ron Boyse  Kalona 
28. 31 Brian Morgan  Muscatine
29. 77j Steve Johnson  Camanche 

DNQ
 7   Andy Nezworski Davenport 
37  Rollie Frink   Davenport
30  Dan Brockert  Muscatine
63  Rob Kirchner  Donnellson
m32 Marty Beckler Hills 
17  Clayton Jensen Iowa City

MILLER TIME MODIFIEDS
1. 64 Bret Frieden  Cedar Rapids
2. 96 Larry Herring  Lone Tree
3. 12 Terry Walker  Riverside
4. b3  Russ Olson   Cedar Rapids
5. m2 Scott Megonigle  Cedar Rapids
6. 45 Steve Kohli   Iowa City
7. 71z  Ramon Partida West Liberty
8. 37 Todd Stoolman West Branch
9. 19 Terry Lawson  New Liberty
10.  9  Richard Steadman Hiawatha
11. 55 Scott Stecher  Muscatine
12. 42 John Brumely   Muscatine
13. 17 Steve Stewart  Washington
14. 25 Dustin Lovell  Rochester
15. 007  Brian Sexton Lone Tree
16. 22  Darrall Brick  West Branch
17. 60 Robbie Verbeck  Annawan IL 
18. 56  Bob Fier   Davenport
19. 18 Matt Ruess  West Liberty

DNS
1   Dan Chapman  Clarence
7  Mike Thomas  West Branch

PRO STOCKS
1. 56 Andy Eckrich  Cosgrove
2. 36 Jason Gingrich West Liberty
3. 77 Darrin Plett  Davenport
4. 7 Dale Franklin  Marion
5. 44  Tom Struve  Palo
6. 32 Chris Simpson  Marion
7. 69 John Maher  West Branch 
8. 29 Bruce Miller  West Liberty
9. 11 Troy Philpot  Muscatine
10. 60 Matt Brockert   Muscatine
11. 17 Gary Beuter  Tipton
12. 24  Monte Hayden Wilton 
13. 25 Chad Simpson  Marion
14. 00  Jerome Gray   Muscatine
15. 34  Ken Hansen  Vinton 
16. 30  Matt Gilchrist  Grandview 
17. 42  Larry Pearson  North Liberty
18. 21 Brian VanDusen Atalissa
19. 2r  Rusty Daufeldt Blue Grass
20. 9z Dan Werner   Muscatine

DNS
62 Norman Bean  Muscatine

HOBBY STOCK
1. 0  Stan O'Brien  Muscatine
2. 21 Todd Hansen  Muscatine
3. 15 Jarrod Collins  West Liberty  
4. 66  Jason Erwin  Muscatine
5. 97 Robert Barnes  Letts
6. d2 Matt Fulton  Blue Grass
7. 92  Tim Zeman  Fruitland
8. 1  Orlen Stark  West Liberty
9. 94  Jason Lange  Muscatine
10. 0b Matt Bodman  Muscatine
11. 57j  Jeremy Thompson Ainsworth
12. 11  Chris Maurer  West Liberty
13. 20  Dan Albright  Lisbon
14. 72 Doug Yates  Monticello
15. 9  Dave Elliot  Muscatine
16. 99  CJ Ormsby  West Liberty
17. 2b  Bill Butteris    Lisbon   

DNS
00  Michael Dominuguez  West Liberty

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