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Suzuki 4 wheeler that Wilwert's has provided SPI for race track and  tee shirt shoot each night. The Suzuki Fun Gun provided by Wilwert's Inc.


July 20th, 2001

Denny Eckrich continued his recent hot streak in Eastern Iowa NASCAR Weekly Racing Series action by pulling off the Late Model feature win at the Farley Speedway on Friday July 20th in only his second appearance there in 2001.   Scores of changes were made after hotlaps as drivers got their first look at the newly revamped racing surface. 

Starting on the front row after pulling out early the week before, Eckrich was never challenged after taking the lead at the drop of the green.  Brother Dave Eckrich moved into the second slot following a lap ten restart, but was unable to mount a serious charge for the lead, fending defending track champion Jeff Aikey the final 10 laps to finish second.  Following Aikey across the line were Gary Webb and Ace Ihm in fourth and fifth place, respectively.   

Ron Barker avoided a big lap four crash involving several top running cars, then capitalized on others misfortune late in the race to take home his third Modified feature win of the season.  The lap four incident was triggered when Jed Hurst slid sideways entering the first corner, causing Russ Olson, Scott Nesteby and Dan Chapman to make hard enough contact to end their evenings.   Matt Mish took off when racing resumed, wasily leading Jim Birbridge and Barker until his driveshaft failed on the seventh lap.  Burbridge took over the point after the restart, fending off Barkerís pressure until three laps to go.  Brubridge held on to second ahead of Larry Herring, points leader Ryan Dolan and Rich Smith.  Jeff Tharp kept the pressure on leader Brian Culbertson  long enough to force the leader to make a slight bobble and hand over the lead in Pro Stock action.  After chasing Culbertson for the first twelve laps, Tharp finally got the break he needed to slip underneath for the lead when Culbertson bounced slightly off the cushion in the first corner.  Culbertson held on to second underneath the checkers ahead of Jim Borkus, Jeff Valentine and Ty Kleiner.  Jerry Merkes topped the Hobby Stocks after a wild last lap that saw leader Mark Massey slip back to third in a wild scramble for the lead.  Larry Benn came home second ahead of Massey, Tom Boyes and TJ Leslein.  Brad Strang topped Chris Hinrichs and Ray Fawcett in Fun Car action.   

Racing action resumes this Friday, July 27th at the Palace of Speed.  Hot laps are scheduled for 7 pm with racing to follow.  For more information, please contact Simmons Promotions at 563-744-3620 or on the internet at www.SimmonsPromotionsInc.com.  For raceday updates and instant results upon completion please call your local McLeod USA InTouch directory category #3740 or #3741.   

Late Models 
1. 50  Denny Eckrich  Coralville
2. 58  Dave Eckrich  Coralville
3. 77  Jeff Aikey  Cedar Falls
4. 56  Gary Webb  Blue Grass
5. 11  Ace Ihm  Hazel Green WI
6. 12n Terry Neal  Ely
7. 21  Luke Merfeld  Dubuque
8. 44  Duane Coulson  East Dubuque IL
9. 3    Josh McGowan  Vinton
10. 78  Rick Wendling  Hazelton
11. 70  Brandon Hennick  Central City
12.  8   Mark  Merfeld  Dubuque
13. 95  Ed Sanger  Postville
14. 61r  John Rogers  Freeport IL
15. 23d  Dana Wells  Moscow 
16. 6  Mark Curwen  Hazel Green WI
17. 98.1 Bobby Hansen  Dike
18. 72  Ryan Dolan  Lisbon 
19. 4 Jim Aschenbrenner Waterloo
20. 28c  Brad Coin  Davenport
21. 1b  Kevin Miller  Freeport IL
22. 79  Darren Mish  Cassville WI
23. 77x  Terry Huizel  Freeport IL
24. 69  Todd Hormel  West Liberty

1. 37b Ron Barker  Dubuque
2. 50  Jim Burbridge  Delhi
3. 96  Larry Herring  Lone Tree
4. 16  Ryan Dolan  Lisbon
5. d1  Rich Smith  Davenport
6. 10  Jed Hurst   Hazel Green WI
7. 14w  Jason Walrack  Platteville WI
8. 27  Mark Schulte  Delhi
9. 54 Doug Picray Monticello
10. d55  Scott Lemke  Davis Junction IL
11. 11  Mike Burbridge  Delhi
12. 33  Steve Wetter  Platteville WI
13. 76  Matt Mish  Cassville WI
14. b3   Russ Olson  Cedar Rapids
15. 1  Dan Chapman  Clarence
16. 74   Scott Nesteby  Asbury
17. 24  Randy Less  Hopkinton

1. 12  Jeff Tharp  Dubuque
2. 18  Brian Culbertson  Dubuque
3. 35  Jim Brokus  Dubuque
4. 22  Jeff Valentine  Dubuque
5. 20  Ty Kleiner  Potosi WI
6. 90  Bo Richard  Platteville WI
7. 25  Bobby Moyer  Dubuque
8. 16  Dan Shelliam  Hazel Green WI
9. 2k  Jeff Kennedy  Dubuque
10. 17s  Dana Servoy  Marion
11. 69  John Maher  West Branch
12. 71  Kevin Schroeder  Low Moor
13. 34  Ken Hansen  Vinton
14. 03  Red Hughes Monticello
15. 83  Jim Slaats  East Dubuque IL  
16. 4   Kevin Duerr  Scales Mound IL
17. s1  Steve Hunter  Hopkinton 

1. 8k   Jerry Merkes  Farley
2. 13   Larry Benn  Dyersville
3. 30   Mark Massey  Farley
4. 1  Tom Boyes  Dubuque
5. 38  TJ Leslein  Dubuque
6. 98  Duane Ahmann  Epworth
7. 97  Jeff Rienert  Farley
8. 44  Kory Haverly  Anamosa
9. 72  Doug Yates  Monticello
10. 23  Dennis Etten 
11. 81  KC Ansel  Dubuque
12. 28  Ed McIntyre  Delhi
13. 22  Cory Bauer  Manchester
14. 42t  Terry Folkers  Central City  

1. 66   Brad Strang  Dubuque
2. 6c  Chris Hinrichs  Monticello
3. 64  Ray Fawcett  Benton WI
4. 44  BJ Schmitt  Dubuque
5. 7   Chad Hallahan  Dubuque
6. 26  Brian Strang  Dubuque
7. 38  Russ Yonkovic  Dubuque
8. 89  Kelly Welter  Farley
9. 33  Nick McElmeel  Monticello
10. b4jr  Brian Diercks  Anamosa
11. 20  Mike Wild Dubuque
12. 20x  Terry Turnis 
13. 6  Todd Moore  Dubuque

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