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WEBB WINS IOWA ILLINOIS TAYLOR INSULATION 50 - Joe Kosiski gains some points on Kyle Berck in the points race

FARLEY, IOWA (July 6, 2001) Gary Webb picked up his second O'Reilly Auto Parts All-Star Series, NASCAR Touring win of 2001 on Friday night here at the Farley Speedway. Webb, driving a Grand American Late Model sponsored by Freeport Recycling, MDI Environmental Systems and Morning Disposal, won the Iowa Illinois Taylor Insulation 50.

The race was the O'Reilly Series only scheduled appearance for this season at the half-mile dirt oval promoted by Simmons Promotions Inc. Series point leader Kyle Berck of Marquette, Neb., took the immediate lead in the 50-lapper, holding off Steve Kosiski of Papillion, Neb., and Rick Wendling of Hazleton, Iowa, the first two laps. Wendling and Kosiski then switched spots for the third through fifth laps.

Webb, who started on the inside of the third row, became a threat on the sixth lap when he put his no. 56 car into third place. He followed Berck and Wendling from third position until the 28th lap, when Omaha, Neb., Joe Kosiski scooted by him. But one lap later Kosiski would bring out the yellow flag for a flat tire and, after a pitstop, restart at the rear.

On the 30th-lap restart, Webb passed Wendling for second. Then, on the 32nd circuit, he took the lead with an outside pass. Wendling followed and Berck dropped back to third. Wendling challenged Webb on the 36th, 37th and 42nd laps, pulling up to the leaderís back bumper, but there was no denying Webb the win. Berck stayed in third place until retiring on the 40th go-round with what appeared to be an overheated right rear brake.

As the checkers flew, it was Webb; Wendling; Steve Kosiski; Denny Eckrich of Tiffin, Iowa; and Jeff Aikey of Cedar Falls, Iowa, in that order. In a post-race interview, Webb described his pass for the lead: Well, I think I guessed right on the outside move for the pass. But I thought Rick Wendling gave me a good run. I want to thank Jim Groves and everyone at Iowa Illinois Taylor Insulation for putting the race on. Berck, who had a 45-point margin on Joe Kosiski for the O'Reilly Auto Parts All-Star Series point lead going into the race, ended up in 20th place in the event as a result of falling out early.

Kosiski, after restarting at the rear following his pitstop, finished 11th. Going into the Saturday, July 7, O'Reilly Series race at West Liberty (Iowa) Raceway, Berck holds a slim 18-point (1,221-to-1,203) margin over Kosiski for the point lead. Other top point-getters are Webb, 1,135; Ray Guss Jr. of Milan, Ill., 1,131; and Ed Kosiski of Ralston, Neb., 1,125.

Winning qualifying races Friday at Farley Speedway were Wendling, Steve Kosiski, Aikey and Jay Johnson of West Burlington, Iowa. Chuck Mayerhofer of Dixon, Iowa, won a consolation event. Aikey won the Bud Pole Award for earning the most passing points during the qualifiers. Forty cars and drivers signed in for the eighth O'Reilly Auto Parts All-Star Series race of the season.

O'Reilly Auto Parts All-Star Series Race Report
Farley Speedway
Farley, Iowa
July 6, 2001
Race No. 8

First Qualifier:
1. Rick Wendling- Hazleton, Iowa
2. Gary Webb- Blue Grass, Iowa
3. Kyle Berck- Marquette, Neb.
4. Jason Hobscheidt- Nehawka, Neb.
5. Matt Furman- Iowa City, Iowa
6. John Anderson- Omaha, Neb.
7. Denny Petersen- Rochester, Iowa
8. Dave Eckrich- Oxford, Iowa
9. Duane Coulson- East Dubuque, Ill.
10. Johnny Johnson- West Burlington, Iowa

Second Qualifier:
1. Steve Kosiski- Papillion, Neb.
2. Mark Merfeld- Dubuque, Iowa
3. Darren Mish- Hazel Green, Wis.
4. Denny Eckrich- Tiffin, Iowa
5. Ed Sanger- Postville, Iowa
6. Ed Kosiski- Ralston, Neb.
7. Brian Harris- Davenport, Iowa
8. Sonny Findling- Kirksville, Mo.
9. John Hampel- Nodaway, Iowa
10. Paul Watters- Parkersburg, Iowa

Third Qualifier:
1. Jeff Aikey- Cedar Falls, Iowa
2. Joe Kosiski- Omaha, Neb.
3. Ed McGuire- Monroe, Wis.
4. Skip Frey- Ely, Iowa
5. Scott Koskovich- Omaha, Neb.
6. Steve (Ace) Ihm- Hazel Green, Wis.
7. Brandon Hennick- Central City, Iowa
8. Rob Moss- Iowa City, Iowa
9. Terry Neal- Ely, Iowa
10. Ron Boyse- Kalona, Iowa

Fourth Qualifier:
1. Jay Johnson- West Burlington, Iowa
2. Josh McGowan- Vinton, Iowa
3. Donnie McClellan- Grant City, Mo.
4. Ray Guss Jr. Milan, Ill.
5. Chuck Mayerhofer- Dixon, Iowa
6. Tom Cannon- Iowa City, Iowa
7. Kurt Kile- West Liberty, Iowa
8. Bobby Hansen- Center Point, Iowa
9. Kevin Kile- West Liberty, Iowa

Bud Pole Qualifying:
1. Aikey

1. Mayerhofer
2. Dave Eckrich
3. Sanger
4. Harris
5. Ihm
6. Hennick
7. Anderson
8. Coulson
9. Petersen
10. Johnny Johnson

1.  56 Gary Webb  Blue Grass
2.  78 Rick Wendling  Hazelton
3. 52 Steve Kosiski  Omaha NE
4. 50 Denny Eckrich  Coralville
5. 77a Jeff Aikey  Cedar Falls
6.  3x Skip Frey  Ely 
7. 12 Ray Guss Jr  Milan IL
8. 35 Ed Kosiski  Omaha NE
9. 8k Mark Merfeld   Dubuque
10. 79   Darren Mish    Cassville WI
11. 53 Joe Kosiski  Omaha NE
12. 3     Josh McGowan    Vinton
13. 58 Dave Eckrich  Coralville
14. 1k John Anderson  Omaha NE
15.  8m  Chuck Mayerhofer   Dixon IL
16. 27   Ed McGuire    Monroe WI
17. 32   Tom Cannon    Iowa City
18. 95   Ed Sanger    Postville
19. 78h Jason Hobscheidt  Nehawka NE
20. 14 Kyle Berck  Marquette NE
21. 22m Donnie McClellan Grant City MO
22. 51 Matt Furman  Iowa City
23. 5 Jay Johnson  West Burlington
24. 8 Sonny Findling  Kirksville MO
25. 80 Scott Koskovich  Omaha NE
26. 21h Brian Harris  Davenport

11 Steve Ihm  Hazel Green WI
70   Brandon Hennick  Central City
44   Duane Coulson   East Dubuque IL
13k Denny Peterson  Tipton
99 Johnny Johnson  West Burlington
2h John Hampel   Nodaway
 98.1  Bobby Hansen    Dike
 h20  Paul  Watters    Waterloo
77 Kurt Kile  West Liberty
12n Terry Neal  Ely
74 Ron Boyes  Kalona
88 Kevin Kile  West Liberty
14m Rob Moss  Iowa City

Bud Pole Award: Jeff Aikey
Current Point Leaders: Kyle Berck 1221, Joe Kosiski
1203, Gary Webb 1135, Ray Guss Jr. 1131 and 1125
Rookie of the Race: John Anderson

1. 1 Dan Chapman  Clarence
2. 10  Jed Hurst   Hazel Green WI
3. 96  Larry Herring  Lone Tree
4. 37b Ron Barker  Dubuque
5. 16  Ryan Dolan  Lisbon
6. 33  Steve Wetter  Platteville WI
7. 76  Matt Mish  Cassville WI
8. b3   Russ Olson  Cedar Rapids
9. 14w  Jason Walrack  Mineral Point WI
10. 00  Josh Vinnedge  Forreston IL
11. 74   Scott Nesteby  Asbury
12. 54  Doug Picray  Monticello
13. 11  Mike Burbridge  Delhi
14. f7  Partick Flannagan  Cedar Rapids
15. 27  Mark Schulte  Delhi
16. d1  Rich Smith  Bettendorf
17. d55  Scott Lemke  Davis Junction IL
18. 9  Richard Steadman  Hiawatha
19. 1d  Mel  Saffran  Dubuque
20. 50  Jim Burbridge  Delhi
21. 33x  John Burbridge  Delhi
22. 24  Randy Less  Hopkinton

57  Dennis Betzer  Central City 
2c  Greg Chapman  Dubuque

1. 17s  Dana Servoy  Marion
2. 16  Dan Shelliam  Hazel Green WI
3. 18  Brian Culbertson  Dubuque
4. 69  John Maher  West Branch
5. 4   Kevin Duerr  Scales Mound IL
6. 12  Jeff Tharp  Dubuque
7. 22  Jeff Valentine  Dubuque
8. 25  Bobby Moyer  Dubuque
9. 2k  Jeff Kennedy  Dubuque
10. 90  Bo Richard  Platteville WI
11. 2r   Rusty Daufeldt  Blue Grass
12. 20  Ty Kleiner  Potosi WI
13. 71  Kevin Schroeder  Low Moor
14. s1  Steve Hunter  Hopkinton
15. 23  Jim Amos  Peosta

03 Red Hughes  Monticello
35  Jim Brokus  Dubuque

1. 1  Tom Boyes  Dubuque
2. 98  Duane Ahmann  Epworth
3. 97  Jeff Rienert  Farley
4. 72  Doug  Yates  Monticello
5. 81  KC Ansel  Dubuque
6. 22  Cory Bauer  Manchester
7. 30   Mark Massey  Farley
8. 28  Ed McIntyre  Delhi
9. 38  TJ Leslein  Dubuque
10. 20  Dan Albright  Lisbon
11. 8k   Jerry Merkes  Farley
12. 13   Larry Benn  Dyersville

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

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