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MILLER PICKS UP DUBUQUE WIN

DUBUQUE SPEEDWAY
August 5, 2001

Darren Miller took home his second NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Late Model trophy of the season at the Dubuque Speedway on Sunday August 5th, putting the final touch on a fast night of racing that concluded at 8:40 pm when only 4 total caution flags flew during the five feature events. 

Miller took the point from his outside front row starting postion, but was forced to defend his ranking at the leader almost every lap, first dueling with Luke Merfeld and later in the race with points leader Gary Webb.  Merfeld put his car high and low throughout the first seven laps in search of the lead, pulling alongside several times but unable to complete the pass before the yellow flag slowed the action.  That caution allowed Webb to pull even with Merfeld on the restart, after battling up from the eleventh starting spot into a distant third when the racing was paused.  Webb took advantage of his good fortune, by disposing of Merfeld on the restart and working his way underneath Miller by the tenth lap.  Undaunted, Miller battled back staying alongside Webb until the event's only other caution on lap twelve.  Fiercely protecting the bottom of the racetrack on the restart, Webb was able to hold off Miller only until lap fifteen when he left just enough room on the bottom of the track for Miller to make the pass.  Webb instantly started searching for a better line around the high banked clay track, staying with Miller by using the cushion until late in the race, when lapped traffic became a factor.  Miller found the easier line through the traffic and cruised to the 8 car length lead ahead of Webb, Merfeld, Denny Eckrich and Darren Mish

Jason Schueller inherited his fourth Modified feature win of the season when early leader Scott Nesteby retired with engine problems at the midpoint of the 20 lap, caution-free race.  Schueller worked his way up from eleventh on the start into the second spot by lap three, but was unable to catch Nesteby until misfortune struck.  Ron Barker wound up second ahead of points leader Ryan Dolan, Scott Olson and Cory Hallahan.     Dan Shelliam chased down early leader Dan Welp to take home his sixth Pro Stock victory, denying Rookie Welp his first win after leading thirteen of the fifteen scheduled laps.  A lap eight caution aided Shelliam's efforts by erasing Welp's huge lead, facilitating his pass for the lead with less than two laps to go.  Jim Brokus also got past Welp on the last lap to finish second, with Jeff Kennedy and Jeff Tharp rounding out the top five.  Mark Massey scored his first Hobby Stock trophy of the year by leading all ten laps with heavy pressure from Jeff Reinert.  Unable to pass for the win, Rienert settled for second place ahead of Larry Benn, Scott Riechers and points leader Jerry Merkes.  Lance Mish scored his second straight Fun Car feature win ahead of Ray Fawcett and Terry Turpin.  

Racing action continues at the Dubuque Speedway with only four events left in the 2001 season.  This Sunday, August 12th will be Kids Back to School Night at the races with a nickel scamble and a bicycle to be given away to the youngsters, as well as back to school supplies.   Hot Laps are scheduled for 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    

LATE MODELS  
1. 32d  Darren Miller  Chadwick IL
2. 56  Gary Webb  Blue Grass
3. 21 Luke Merfeld  Dubuque
4. 50  Denny Eckrich  Coralville
5. 79  Darren Mish  Cassville WI
6. 12n  Terry Neal  Ely
7. 95  Ed Sanger  Postville
8. b56  Brian Webb  Davenport
9. 44  Duane Coulson  East Dubuque IL
10. 8  Mark Merfeld  Dubuque
11. 6   Mark Curwen  Hazel Green WI
12. 27  Ed McGuire Monroe WI
13. 54  Ryan Dolan Lisbon
14. 37  Rollie Frink  Davenport
15. b27  Bob Silaggi  Freeport IL
16. 15  Cam Granger  West Union
17. 98.1  Bobby Hansen  Dike
18. 17  Marty Scheckel  Bellevue
19. 78x  Scott Schurbon  Maquoketa
20.  1b  Kevin Miller  Freeport IL
21. 51  Mel Abels  Freeport IL
22. 11  Ace Ihm  Hazel Green WI
23. 77j  Steve Johnson  Camanche

MODIFIEDS 
1. 3  Jason Schueller  Dubuque
2. 37b  Ron Barker  Dubuque
3. 16  Ryan Dolan  Lisbon
4. 63  Scott Olson  Preston
5. 00  Cory Hallahan  Dubuque
6. 14  Tim Nesteby  Dubuque
7. 15  Sean Rupp  Dubuque
8. 33w  Steve Wetter  Platteville WI
9. 27  Mark Schulte  Delhi
10. 11  Mike Burbridge  Delhi
11. 1d  Mel Saffran  Dubuque
12. 4  Jerry Miles  Dubuque
13. 5d  Bob Dominacki  Bettendorf
14. 74  Scott Nesteby  Asbury
15. 20 Cory Burmeister  Glen Haven WI

DQ
10  Jed Hurst  Hazel Green WI 

PRO STOCKS
1. 16  Dan Shelliam  Hazel Green WI
2. 35  Jim Brokus  Dubuque
3. 21  Dan  Welp  East Dubuque IL
4. 2k  Jeff Kennedy  Dubuque
5. 12  Jeff Tharp  Dubuque
6. 75  Duane Wagner  Dickeyville WI
7. 71  Bruce VanGordon  Dubuque
8. 25 Bobby Moyer  Dubuque
9. 22  Jeff Valentine  Dubuque
10. 4  Kevin Duerr Scales Mound IL
11. 71s  Kevin Schroeder  Low Moor
12. 13  Dennis Pergande  Dubuque
13. 18  Brian Culbertson  Dubuque
14. 20  Ty Kleiner  Potosi WI
15. 78  Bobby Goerdt  Dubuque
16. 88  Duane Roth  Dubuque

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

DNS
33  Jim Turpin  Shullsberg WI
77  Jon Gulick 

FUN CARS
1. 70  Lance Mish  Cassville WI
2. 64  Ray Fawcett Benton WI
3. 98  Terry Turpin  Platteville WI
4. 7  Chad Hallahan  Dubuque
5. 26  Brian Strang  Dubuque
6. 6  Todd Moore  Dubuque
7. 11p  Tom Pluemer 
8. 66  Brad Strang  Dubuque
9. 44 BJ Schmitt  Dubuque
10. 00  Brian Hubbard
11. 20  Mike Wild  Dubuque
12. 11  Ann Brown  Dubuque

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Last modified: April 20, 2002

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