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August 12, 2001 

Darren Miller used his lucky charms enroute to posting his second straight NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Late Model feature event at the Dubuque Speedway on Sunday August 12th. 

Starting the event in the twelfth slot, Miller quickly wrestled the lead away from Curt Hansen by the end of the first lap.  Cruising on the open track, Miller was able to open up a comfortable lead over seventh place starter Luke Merfeld he took over second two laps later.  A lap five caution failed to bring a challenge for the lead as Merfeld was forced to defend his runner up position from Denny Eckrich, spending the next three laps securing his standings before setting his sights back on the leader.  Quickly catching, Merfeld shadowed Miller until lap fourteen when the leader bobbled in the first corner, providing an opportunity for Merfeld to take the lead.  Unfortunately the yellow light flashed on before the lap was complete, putting Miller back in the lead.  Unable to challenge again, Merfeld ran the remainder of the race in Miller's tracks, finishing second ahead of Gary Webb, Eckrich and Terry Neal. 

Ryan Dolan posted his fifth Modified feature win of the season in one of the most exciting races of the season.  Taking the lead away from Jason Schueller late in the race with a three wide dive into the corner following a lap sixteen restart Dolan wasn't able to rest comfortably until the white flag lap as battles raged on just behind him between Schueller, Ron Barker, Jed Hurst, Scott Nesteby and Bob Dominacki.  Running three abreast almost every lap, those six drivers waged war until the checkered flew, putting Schueller in second followed by Barker, Hurst and Dominacki.  Ty Kleiner parlayed his outside front row start into his first feature win of the season on the high-banked clay track.  Unchallenged as Bobby Moyer fought to keep control of the runner up spot from Jeff Kennedy and Brian Culbertson, Kleiner cruised to the easy win.  Moyer was able to keep his second place standing as the laps wound down, finishing ahead of Culbertson, Kennedy and points leader Dan Shelliam.  Jeff Reinert posted his first Hobby Stock feature win of the season by holding off Larry Benn at the checkers, followed by Mark Massey, Duane Ahmann and TJ Leslein.  BJ Schmitt survived a late race charge by Chad Hallahan in the Fun Cars to post his initial victory. 

Points battles are heating up as the racing winds down for the 2001 season at the Dubuque Speedway.   With only 3 points night left on the calendar everyone will be looking to topple points leaders Gary Webb, Ryan Dolan, Dan Shelliam, Jerry Merkes and Ray Fawcett.   Hot Laps are scheduled each Sunday until Labor Day weekend at 6 pm with racing to follow.   Raceday information and instant results can be found on your local McLeod USA InTouch Directory categories #3741 and 3740.   For more information, contact Simmons Promotions at 563-744-3620 or online at www.simmonspromotionsinc.com    

1. 32d  Darren Miller  Chadwick IL
2. 21 Luke Merfeld  Dubuque
3. 56  Gary Webb  Blue Grass
4. 50  Denny Eckrich  Coralville
5. 12n  Terry Neal  Ely
6. 8  Mark Merfeld  Dubuque
7. 9  Curt Hansen  Dike
8. 54  Ryan Dolan Lisbon
9. 11  Ace Ihm  Hazel Green WI
10. 95  Ed Sanger  Postville
11. b56  Brian Webb  Davenport
12. 61r  Jon Rogers  Freeport IL 
13. 77j  Steve Johnson  Camanche
14. 98.1  Bobby Hansen  Dike
15. 35 Dave Englekens  Clinton
16. 1m  Robbie Moss  Iowa City
17. 6   Mark Curwen  Hazel Green WI
18. 51  Mel Abels  Freeport IL
19. b27  Bob Silaggi  Freeport IL
20. 79  Darren Mish  Cassville WI
21. 21x  Michael Recker  Waterloo
22. 44  Duane Coulson  East Dubuque IL
23. 1b  Kevin Miller  Freeport IL
24.  27  Ed McGuire Monroe WI

 17  Marty Scheckel  Bellevue

1. 16  Ryan Dolan  Lisbon
2. 3  Jason Schueller  Dubuque
3. 37b  Ron Barker  Dubuque
4. 10  Jed Hurst  Hazel Green WI
5. 5d  Bob Dominacki  Bettendorf
6. 4  Jerry Miles  Dubuque
7. 1d  Mel Saffran  Dubuque
8. 63  Scott Olson  Preston
9. 27  Mark Schulte  Delhi
10. 80  Denny Ansel  Dubuque
11. 74  Scott Nesteby  Asbury
12. 20 Cory Burmeister  Glen Haven WI
13. 33  John Burbridge  Delhi
14. 24m  Jan Messer  Manchester 
15. 33w  Steve Wetter  Platteville WI
16. 15  Sean Rupp  Dubuque
17. 18b  Josh Brestrup  Dubuque

1. 20  Ty Kleiner  Potosi WI
2. 25 Bobby Moyer  Dubuque
3. 18  Brian Culbertson  Dubuque
4. 2k  Jeff Kennedy  Dubuque
5. 16  Dan Shelliam  Hazel Green WI
6. 35  Jim Brokus  Dubuque
7. 12  Jeff Tharp  Dubuque
8. 22  Jeff Valentine  Dubuque
9. 71  Bruce VanGordon  Dubuque
10. 75  Duane Wagner  Dickeyville WI
11. 88  Duane Roth  Dubuque
12. 78  Bobby Goerdt  Dubuque
13. 4  Kevin Duerr Scales Mound IL
14. 71s  Kevin Schroeder  Low Moor
15. 99  Ken Martelle  Dubuque

21  Dan  Welp  East Dubuque IL

1. 97  Jeff Reinert  Farley
2. 13  Larry Benn  Dyersville
3. 30 Mark Massey Farley
4. 98  Duane Ahmann  Epworth 
5. 38  TJ Leslein  Durango 
6. 8k  Terry Merkes  Farley
7. 59  Mike Hughes  Galena IL
8. 20x  Jarvis  Eastlick  Platteville WI
9. 28  Ed McIntyre  Delhi
10. 61  Scott Reichers  Belmont WI
11. 81  KC Ansel  Dubuque
12. 20  Dan Albright  Lisbon 
13. 52  Pat Coleman Dubuque
14. 33  Jim Turpin  Shullsberg WI

77  Jon Gulick 

1. 44 BJ Schmitt  Dubuque
2. 7  Chad Hallahan  Dubuque
3. 6  Todd Moore  Dubuque
4. 64  Ray Fawcett Benton WI
5. 26  Brian Strang  Dubuque
6. 70  Lance Mish  Cassville WI
7. 11p  Tom Pluemer 
8. 98  Terry Turpin  Platteville WI
9. 66  Brad Strang  Dubuque
10. 11  Ann Brown  Dubuque
11. 89  Kelly Welter  Farley

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