WEAVER POCKETS PECATONICA CASH
Kevin Weaver pocketed $10,000 for his efforts at the Winnebago Co Fairgrounds in Pecatonica IL on Monday July 2nd, capturing the 40-lap UMP Summernationals Late Model feature event.
Starting the race on the outside front row, the Flatland Flash fell in behind pole sitter Don O’Neal through a series of early cautions, the first of which saw UMP Summernationals points leader Billy Moyer make contact with the turn four wall. Moyer pitted for repairs, returning to action in 23rd spot only after a mishap on the ensuing restart required a stoppage of the race to separate two machines.
Weaver took the lead following an additional restart on the second lap, securing his position at the top when Bill Frye’s evening ended in the turn three wall. Brian Birkhofer shadowed Weaver during the opening laps, while Steve Boley advanced up to third from his sixth place start.
Boley used the next caution on lap 26 to swap positions with Birkhofer, closing in on the leader by running a half of a car width lower on the racetrack. Using the next eleven laps to setup an opportunity to pass, Boley made his move on lap 37, diving underneath Weaver for the lead just as the red flag was waving for an injured spectator in the infield. With the pass negated, Boley lined up for the double file restart in the second position, with Birkhofer alongside.
Finding some moisture in the cushion, Birkhofer rocketed ahead of both Boley and Weaver on the restart, leading the pair off of the second corner but falling back in line after the same piece of real estate in turn 3 failed to provide similar traction. Boley was able to mount only a last corner challenge, pulling underneath but unable to hold the lead as the cars crossed the checkers.
Birkhofer had his excellent third place showing nullified when his car failed to make post-race weight, handing third to Darren Miller ahead of Don O’Neal.
Moyer used the caution flags and double file restarts to claw his way back into fifth at the checkers, ahead of Dennis Erb Jr and Shannon Babb. Ryan Dolan and Gary Webb rounded out the top ten after spending the final stages battling each other while negotiating slower traffic.
The next event on the huge half mile will be the UDTRA Pro Dirt Cars, running for $10,000 to win on Wednesday August 8th. Hot laps are scheduled for 6:15 with time trials and racing to follow. For more information, contact Simmons Promotions INC at 563-744-3620 or online at www.simmonspromotionsinc.com
50 lap Late Model Feature
Fast time- Steve Boley 20.53
Dash 1. Don Oneal 2. Weaver 3. Ryan Dolan 4. Birkhofer 5. Drake 6. Boley 7. Moyer 8. Dixon 9. Webb
1st Heat 1. Moyer 2. Jay Johnson 3. Frank Reaber 4. John Provenzano 5. Mike Busch
2nd Heat 1. Shannon Babb 2. Ed Dixon 3. Darren Miller 4. Clint Hines 5. Russ Scheffler
3rd Heat- 1. Bill Frye 2. Gary Webb 3. Dennis Erb Jr 4. Brett Sievert 5. John Kressler
Flag to flag NKF Tour win for Dolan at Pecatonica
PECATONICA, Ill. (July 2, 2001) – Ryan
Dolan of Lisbon, Iowa, went flag to flag for victory during the National Kidney
Foundation Heartland Tour for a Cure event at the Winnebago County Speedway
Monday night, but he had plenty of company along the way.
HEARTLAND TOUR MODIFIEDS
1st Heat – 1. Ron Barker, Dubuque IA 2. Dan Chapman, Clarence IA 3. Mike Hill, Rock City 4. Terry Pfeiffer, Freeport
2nd Heat – 1. Scott Holbert, Morrison 2. Jed Hurst, Dubuque IA 3. Casey Schram, Sterling 4. Tim Maurer, Pearl City
3rd Heat – 1. Mike Garland, Morrison 2. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon IA 3. Bob Dominacki, Bettendorf IA 4. Josh Vinnedge, Forreston
A-Main – 1. Dolan 2. Chapman 3. Garland 4. Barker 5. Holbert 6. Dominacki 7. Schram 8. Vinnedge 9. Bob Bollon, Freeport 10. Pfeiffer 11. Jeff Larson, Freeport 12. Hurst 13. Hill 14. Ron Morris, Belvidere 15. Corey Hallahan, Dubuque IA 16. Jeff Parks, Lena 17. Rodney Vautsmeier, Freeport 18. Pat Gillespie, Pecatonica 19. Matt Mish, Bloomington WI 20. Maurer DNS: Reed Withers, Oregon
National Kidney Foundation Heartland Tour for a Cure Modified
Pos. Driver Hometown Car # Points
1 Darin Thye Burlington IA 11D 298
2 Bruce Hanford Davenport IA 61 291
3 John Bull Rock Island IL 27 274
4 Dan Chapman Clarence IA 1 243
5 Bob Dominacki Bettendorf IA 5D 216
6 Ron Barker Dubuque IA 37B 193
7 Rich Smith Davenport IA D1 141
8 Darin Duffy Hazelton IA 19 140
9 Ryan Dolan Lisbon IA 16 125
10 Jerry King Waterloo IA 70 118
11 Jim Lynch Bloomfield IA 77 112
12 Randy Zimmerman Fort Scott KS z28 110
13 Scott Olson Ellsworth IA 8x 108
14 Joey Kates Kansas City KS 23K 108
15 Jed Hurst Dubuque IA 10 105
16 Scott Nesteby Asbury IA 74 98
17 Johnny Bone Jr. Pea Ridge AR 12 96
18 Rod Scheuermann Jefferson IA 14R 92
19 Mike Garland Morrison IL G1 90
20 Tom Goble Burlington IA 69 87