Furman Scores NASCAR Late Model Win At West Liberty
West Liberty, Iowa: Saturday, August 2nd the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series took to the fast ˝ mile clay West Liberty Raceway. When the final checkered flag of the night flew it was Matt Furman, Mitch Way, Chad Simpson and Dave Wada claiming NASCAR feature wins.
The 25 lap Iowa Illinois Taylor Insulation Late Model 25 lap feature took the green with Kevin Kile setting the pace early. Kile was overtaken by Kurt Stewart on lap number 5 and Stewart went on to lead until lap number 15 when Matt Furman was able to move out front. Furman went on to record the feature win over a strong finishing Steve Boley. Stewart held on to take third ahead of Jason Utter and Ryan Dolan.
The NASCAR Miller Time Modified feature was paced the first 15 circuits by Brett Frieden. The green team racer of Frieden was overtaken by Mitch Way, who went on to record the 20 lap feature win. Frieden followed Way across the finish line ahead of Terry Lawson and Todd Stoolman.
The Double D Performance NASCAR Pro Stock feature win went to Chad Simpson. Chad Simpson took the lead from Bruce Miller on lap number 8 and went on to record another feature win. John Maher turned in his best finish since his return to racing, taking second ahead of Troy Phillpott and Miller.
Dave Wada took the lead on lap number 4 of the 10 lap Hobby Stock feature race and went on to score the feature win. Jared Collins ran up front for the second week in a row taking second ahead of Matt Greiner and Ron Schruers.
In addition to the regular four classes the vintage coupes were also in action on Saturday night. Chuck Anderson from Marshalltown drove his 1955 Chevy to the win over Bill Gerot and John Entwistle who were both racing coupes.
West Liberty Raceway legend Mel Morris delighted the fans by taking two laps in a coupe on Saturday night. Morris heard the fans give him the famous “give them Hell, Mel” chant several times. Mel Morris was a real dominant driver in the 60’s and 70’s at the West Liberty Raceway.
NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series racing will continue at the West Liberty Raceway on Saturday, August 9th with hot laps at 6 p.m.
West Liberty Raceway Race Results 8/2/03
NASCAR Hobby Stocks
NASCAR Double D Performance Pro Stocks
Double D Performance Pro Stock Feature
Miller Time Modifieds
Miller Time Modified Feature
Iowa Illinois Taylor Insulation Late Models
1. 51 Matt Furman-Iowa City
2. 4 Bobby Sexton-West Branch
3. 21h Brian Harris-Davenport
1. 51 Furman
2. 26 Steve Boley-West Liberty
3. 43 Kurt Stewart-Ainsworth
4. 31u Jason Utter-Columbus Junction
5. 66 Ryan Dolan-Lisbon
6. 50 Eckrich
7. 3t Todd Davis-Iowa City
8. 56E Eckrich
9. 33 Marolf
10. 45 Klinkkammer
11. 57 Tom Christensen-West Liberty
12. 88 Kile
13. 30 Brockert
14. 74 Ron Boyse-Kalona
15. 56 Gary Webb-Blue Grass
16. 21h Harris
17. 23D Dana Wells-Moscow
18. 77 Kurt Kile-West Liberty
19. 3 Josh McGowan-Vinton
20. 4 Sexton
21. 69 Todd Hormel-West Liberty
West Liberty Raceway
By: Jerry Mackey