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Birkhofer Completes Bud Shootout Sweep At Davenport Speedway On Labor Day

 

 

Simmons Promotions held their fourth Budweiser Open Shootout of 2002 on Labor Day, Monday, September 2nd at the Davenport Speedway. The event was sponsored by Iowa Illinois Taylor Insulation, John Keady’s Gm Superstore, Auto Acres and Hollywood Graphics. An outstanding field of 48 Bud Late Models and 32 Modifieds were on hand.

 

The 50 lap Budweiser Late Model feature took to the big smooth ˝ mile track with 26 drivers taking the green flag. Ace Ihm led lap number one from the pole position before Ray Guss Jr. was able to take over the top spot. Guss Jr.’s lead was short lived as he was passed by Brian Birkhofer on lap four. Birkhofer went on to turn in a dominating performance. The race was slowed for one minor spin on lap fifteen, on the restart Birkhofer took off led the final 35 laps. Birkhofer was able to put his car anywhere he wanted to on the multi-grooved track and steadily worked through traffic. Birkhofer put the fifth place car of Skip Frey a lap down on lap 48 of the 50 lap feature. Simmons Promotions held four Bud Shootouts in 2002 at the Davenport Speedway and Birkhofer was able to win all four events. Darren Miller took the checkers in second ahead of Guss. Todd Davis and Skip Frey rounded out the top five. Heat winners were Birkhofer, Ihm, Guss Jr. and Rob Toland. The 6 lap Hollywood graphics fast dash win went to Ihm. The Auto Acres ten lap non-qualifiers race turned out be a three wide finish with Brian Harris nipping Tom Cannon and Steve Johnson at the checkers.

 

 The Modifieds ran in conjunction with the Bud Late Models on Monday night and the 24 drivers who took the green flag for the feature event are to be commended for putting on an outstanding 20 lap caution free race. The top six in passing points earned in the heats were inverted for the main event. The invert landed Ron Barker on the outside front row of the feature. Barker led the race flag to flag in scoring his 31st win of the 2002 season. Jim Sandusky advanced from his sixth position start to take second ahead of Rob Verbeck.

 

Race Results Davenport Speedway 9-2-02 

 

Iowa Illinois Taylor Insulation Late Models

 

Heat 1

1.     15 Brian Birkhofer-Muscatine

2.     56 Gary Webb-Blue Grass

3.     18Z Rusty Zook-Riverside

 

Heat 2

1.     11 Steve Ihm-Kieler, WI

2.     50 Denny Eckrich-Cosgrove

3.     58 Dave Eckrich-Oxford

 

Heat 3

1.     12 Ray Guss Jr.-Milan, IL

2.     32D Darren Miller-Chadwick, IL

3.     25 S Chris Smyser-Lancaster, MO

 

Heat 4

1.     39 Rob Toland-Hillsdale, IL

2.     07 Scott Heeren- Forreston, IL

3.     53 Joe Kosiski-Omaha, NE

 

Consolation 1

1.     26 Steve Boley-West Liberty

2.     2 Monte Ohrt-West Branch

3.     77 Jeff Aikey-Cedar Falls

 

Consolation 2

1.     54 Mark Curwen-Hazel Green, WI

2.     66 Fred Remley-Blue Grass

3.     28 Jeff Bair-Solon

 

Hollywood Graphics Fast Dash

1.     11 Ihm

2.     56 Webb

3.     12 Guss Jr.

 

Auto Acres Non-Qualifiers

1.     21H Brian Harris-Davenport

2.     32 Tom Cannon-Iowa City

3.     77J Steve Johnson-Camanche

4.     26b Wayne Brau-Annawan, IL

5.     5 Jay Johnson-West Burlington

 

50 Lap Iowa Illinois Taylor Insulation Bud Shootout Feature

 

1. 15B Birkhofer

2. 32D Miller

3. 12 Guss Jr.

4. 3t Todd Davis-Iowa City

5. 3X Skip Frey-Ely

6. 51 Matt Furman-Iowa City

7. 56 Webb

8. 50 Denny Eckrich-Tiffin

9. 58 Dave Eckrich-Oxford

10. 53 Kosiski

11. 11 Ihm

12. 26 Steve Boley-West Liberty

13. 18Z Rusty Zook-Riverside

14. 77 Aikey

15.  25S Smyser

16.  07 Heeren

17.  2 Monte Ohrt-West Branch

18.  45 Jeff Laue-Burlington

19.  54 Curwen

20.  50S Steve Morgan-Freeport, IL

21. 39 Toland

22.  43 Kurt Stewart-Ainsworth

23.  66 Remley

24.  8 Sonny Findling-Kirksville, MO

25. 28 Bair

26.  44 Duane Coulson-East Dubuque, IL

 

Modifieds

 

Heat 1.

1.     M50 Jim Sandusky-Coal Valley, IL

2.     3 Dan Helm, Milan, IL

3.     19 Terry Lawson-New Liberty

 

Heat 2.

1.     37B Ron Barker-Dubuque

2.     60 Rob Verbeck-Annawan, IL

3.     2H Rick Hixson-Orion, IL

 

Heat 3

1.      74 Scott Nesteby-Dubuque

2.     37 Todd Stoolman-West Branch

3.     5d Bob Dominacki-Bettendorf

 

Feature

1.     37B Barker

2.     M50 Sandusky

3.     60 Verbeck

4.     37 Stoolman

5.     2H Hixson

6.     5D Dominacki

7.     74 Nesteby

8.     3 Helm

9.     19 Lawson

10.  G1 Mike Garland-Morrison, IL

11.  61 Bruce Hanford-Davenport

12.  1A Kelly Meyer-Big Rock

13. 21D John Dimmitt-Cedar Rapids

14.  01 M Mitch Way-Davenport

15. 36 Leroy Brenner-Aledo,IL

16. A1 Darin Thye-Burlington

17. s19 Rich Smith-Davenport

18. 111 Scott Holbert-Freeport, IL

19.  D55 Scott Lemke-Davis junction-IL

20.  44 Wade Lee-Muscatine

21.  37 Kevin Williams-Davenport

22.  32 Donovan Lodge-Moline, IL

23.  39 Bob Bollon- Freeport, IL

24. 24D Darren Oberbrockling-Davenport

 

Davenport Speedway

9-2-02

By: Jerry Mackey

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