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Dave Eckrich Scores Bud Shootout Win At Davenport Speedway



Davenport, Iowa: Memorial Day 2003 provided race fans with perfect weather for the Bud Shootout at the Davenport Speedway. The Iowa Illinois Taylor Insulation, Hollywood Graphics, Hoosier Tire, Auto Acres Used parts 50 was a very smooth run racing program on a great racing surface on the big mile dirt oval on the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport, Iowa.


Hollywood Graphics fast dash winner Brian Harris led the feature event for the first seven laps before misfortune struck the 21h of Harris. Harris slowed on the speedway and retired to the infield with mechanical problems. The remainder of the race was run caution free, Dave Eckrich took over the top spot and led for the next 3 laps before Darren Miller was able to move out front. Miller went on to lead the race until lap 21 when the leaders encountered lapped traffic. Dave Eckrich was able to make a move to the high side of a lapped car in turn two and regain the top spot. Eckrich went on to lead the remainder of the race taking the win and the $6,000 paycheck. Dave Eckrich stated in victory lane the track was the best that it has been anytime in the last three or four years here at Davenport, I could run anywhere I wanted on the track, your track prep guys did an outstanding job.


Darren Miller ran second ahead of Denny Eckrich who started in the 11th position and Matt Furman, who came to the front from a 15th position start. Dennis Erb rounded out the top five after starting 10th .  The entire program was run very smoothly with the final checkered of the night waving at 9 p.m.


The Modifieds ran in conjunction with the Bud Open Late Models on Memorial Day at the Davenport Speedway. Mitch Way started on the pole of the feature following his fast dash win. Way went on to pace the feature for the first 13 laps of the 20 lap feature. Way was chased down by Ron Barker, Barker made the pass for the lead on lap 14 and went on to score the win over Way. Jim Sandusky ran third ahead of Rich Smith and Steve Wetter.


The SPI crew will return to the big mile Davenport Speedway on Thursday, July 3rd with another Bud Shootout, The July 3rd event will kickoff a three day swing for the Bud Shootouts which will include a July 4th event at the Farley Speedway and a July 5th race at the West Liberty Raceway.


Results Davenport Speedway 5/26/03 


Bud Open Late Model Shootout

Presented By Iowa Illinois Taylor Insulation


Iowa Illinois Taylor Insulation Late Models

         Heat 1

1. 3T Todd Davis-Iowa City, IA

2.      79 Darren Mish-Cassville, WI

3.      5 Jay Johnson-West Burlington, IA


Heat 2

1.      21h Brian Harris-Davenport

2.      1G Rob Toland-Hillsdale, IL

3.      50 Denny Eckrich-Tiffin, IA


Heat 3

1.      28B Jeff Bair-Solon, IA

2.      45L Jeff Laue-Burlington

3.      26R Wayne Brau-Anawan, IL


Auto Acres used Parts Consolation

1.      33 Nick Marolf-Moscow

2.      8 Sonny Findling-Kirksville, MO

3.      2R Rusty Daufeldt-Blue Grass, IA


Hollywood Graphics Fast Dash

1.      21h Harris

2.      32D Darren Miller-Chadwick, IL

3.      28b Bair


Iowa Illinois Taylor Insulation 50


1.      58 Dave Eckrich-Oxford

2.      32D Miller

3.      50 Eckrich

4.      51 Matt Furman-Iowa City, IA

5.      28 Dennis Erb-Carpentersville, IL

6.      3T Todd Davis-Iowa City

7.      45L Laue

8.      8 Findling

9.      33 Al Purkey, Coffeyville, KS

10.  26 Steve Boley-West Liberty, IA

11.  25S Chris Smyser-Lancaster, MO

12.  1g Toland

13.  56E Andy Eckrich-Cosgrove

14.  21 Luke Merfeld-Dubuque

15.  5 Jay Johnson-West Burlington, IA

16.  33 Marolf

17.  1D Bob Dominacki-Bettendorf

18.  26R Brau

19.  1m Rob Moss-Iowa City

20.  27S Dan Shelliam-Hazel Green, WI

21.  12t Jeff Tharp-Dubuque

22.  79 Mish

23.  54 Mark Curwen-Hazel Green, WI

24.  2R Daufeldt

25.  21h Harris

26.  28b Bair



Heat 1

1.      50M Jim Sandusky-Moline, IL

2.      37B Ron Barker-Dubuque, IA

3.      5D Bob Dominacki-Bettendorf, IA


Heat 2

1.      01m Mitch Way-Davenport, IA

2.      33W Steve Wetter-Platteville, WI

3.      92 Casey Schram-Sterling, IL


Fast Dash

1.      01m Way

2.      37b Barker

3.      M50 Sandusky


20 Lap Feature

1. 37B Barker

2. 01m Way

3. M50 Sandusky

4. 8S Rich Smith-Davenport, IA

5. 33 Wetter

6. 60 Rob Verbeck-Anawan, IL

7. 2h Rick Hixson-Orion, IL  

8. 19 Terry Lawson-New Liberty, IA

9. 61 Bruce Hanford-Davenport

10. 1S Johnny Spaw-Cedar Rapids

11. 23 Jason Udelhoven-Platteville, WI

12. 92 Schram

13. 44 Wade Lee-Muscatine

14. 24 Randy Less-Hopkinton

15. 17 Jim Thompson-Mineral, IL

16. 24D Darren Oberbrockiling-Davenport

17. G1 Mike Garland-Morrison, IL

18. 93 Arthur Carl-Calamus

19. 5D Dominacki


Davenport Speedway


By: Jerry Mackey

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