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July 1, 2001

Duane Coulson finally his way back to victory lane in NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Late Model competition at the Dubuque Speedway on Sunday July 1st.  It was the sophomore driverís first victory at his home track since he triumphed at the 2000 Season Championships last September.   

Coulson took the lead away from front row starter Dan Galant on the ninth lap by venturing off of the cushion long enough to make the pass underneath.  Galant caught a break midway through the race when he slipped off of the backstretch following a lap fifteen restart and lost several positions; but returned to the runner up position when the ensuing scramble behind him sent second place in points Denny Eckrich flying off of the backstretch.  Eckrich was able to return to battle after pitting for repairs, salvaging a sixteenth place finish.   Galant held on to the second briefly when racing resumed, but eventually fell back, finishing seventh.  Darren Mish scored his season best finish of second place by fending off a late race charge by Ryan Dolan, with Mark Merfeld and Curt Hansen rounding out the top five. 

Jason Schueller continued his mid-season hot streak by sweeping both the regularly scheduled Modified feature and the make-up event rained out on June 17th.    Combined with last weeks efforts, Schueller has scored 3 victories and a second place finish in his last four outings.  Taking the lead from the outside front row at the drop of the green during the make up feature, Schueller turned back a strong challenge from Ryan Dolan by using lapped traffic in the 20-lap green to checkers event.  Ron Barker finished third ahead of Scott Nesteby and Scott Olson.  Dolan again shadowed Schueller for the lead during the regular feature, but was unable to mount a challenge despite several caution flags slowing the race.  Nesteby and Olson both improved their first perfomance by finishing in the third and fourth positions, with Jed Hurst rounding out the top five.   

Dan Shelliam also kept his win streak intact, scoring his third Pro Stock feature win in a row.  After taking the lead at the drop of the green Shelliam went unchallenged, leading Tom Garner, Ty Kleiner, Jeff Kennedy and Jeff Valentine across the stripe.  Jason Udelhofen and Ed McIntyre both scored their first Hobby Stock feature wins of the season in convincing fashion.  Udelhofen nabbed the make-up feature after taking the lead away from KC Ansel on the third lap and leading Larry Benn and Scott Riechers underneath the checkers, while McIntyre scored his win from the front row, leading every lap ahead of Benn and points leader Jerry Merkes.   Ray Fawcett topped Todd Moore and Russ Yonkovic in Fun Car action. 

Racing action continues this Sunday July 10th  at the Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway, with Mid Season Championships.  Hot laps for all five divisions of NASCAR stock cars scheduled for 6 pm and racing to follow.  Highlights from all SPI promoted events are shown on the Race Report on Fox 28/40 Sunday mornings at 10:30 am.  For more information, contact Simmons Promotions at 563-744-3620 or online at www.simmonspromotionsinc.com 

1. 44  Duane Coulson  East Dubuque IL
2. 79  Darren Mish  Cassville WI
3. 54  Ryan Dolan Lisbon
4. 8    Mark Merfeld  Dubuque
5. 9  Curt Hansen  Dike
6. 21  Luke Merfeld  Dubuque
7. 33  Dan Galant  Davenport
8. 98.1  Bobby Hansen  Dike
9. 32d  Darren Miller  Chadwick IL
10. 56  Gary Webb  Blue Grass
11. 41j Jeremiah Hurst  Dubuque
12. 37  Rollie Frink  Davenport
13. 27  Ed McGuire  Monroe WI
14. 61r  Jon Rogers  Freeport IL
15. 95  Ed Sanger  Postville
16. 50  Denny Eckrich  Coralville
17. b27  Bob Silaggi  Freeport IL
18. b56  Brian Webb  Davenport
19. 17  Marty Scheckel  Bellevue 
20. 71  Tom Schony  Freeport IL
21. 1b  Kevin Miller  Freeport IL
22. 87  Clint Hines  Taylor Ridge IL

MODIFIEDS  (make up feature from 6-17) 
1. 3  Jason Schueller  Dubuque
2. 16  Ryan Dolan  Lisbon
3. 37b  Ron Barker  Dubuque
4. 74  Scott Nesteby  Asbury
5. 63  Scott Olson  Preston
6. 5d  Bob Dominacki  Bettendorf
7. g1  Mike Garland  Morrison IL
8. 33w  Steve Wetter  Platteville WI
9. 39  Bob Bollen  Freeport IL
10. 11  Mike Burbridge  Delhi
11. b1  Jeffery Larson  Freeport IL
12. 15  Sean Rupp  Dubuque
13. 14  Tim Nesteby  Dubuque
14. 10  Jed Hurst  Hazel Green WI
15. 00  Cory Hallahan  Dubuque
16. 24m  Jan Messer  Manchester 
17. 27  Mark Schulte  Delhi
18. 20  Cory Burmeister  Glen Haven WI
19. 76  Matt Mish  Cassville WI
20. 4  Jerry Miles  Dubuque
21. d1  Rich Smith  Bettendorf
22. 89  Tom Pestka  Dubuque

MODIFIEDS  (regular feature ) 
1. 3  Jason Schueller  Dubuque
2. 16  Ryan Dolan  Lisbon
3. 74  Scott Nesteby  Asbury
4. 63  Scott Olson  Preston
5. 10  Jed Hurst  Hazel Green WI
6. 5d  Bob Dominacki  Bettendorf
7. b1  Jeffery Larson  Freeport IL
8. d1  Rich Smith  Bettendorf
9. 15  Sean Rupp  Dubuque
10. 37b  Ron Barker  Dubuque
11. 14  Tim Nesteby  Dubuque
12. 86  David McClain  Dubuque
13. 27  Mark Schulte  Delhi
14. 39  Bob Bollen  Freeport IL
15. 33w  Steve Wetter  Platteville WI
16. 24m  Jan Messer  Manchester 
17. 00  Cory Hallahan  Dubuque
18. 20  Cory Burmeister  Glen Haven WI
19. 76  Matt Mish  Cassville WI
20. 4  Jerry Miles  Dubuque
21. g1  Mike Garland  Morrison IL

1. 16  Dan Shelliam  Hazel Green WI
2. 43g  Tom Garner East Dubuque IL
3. 20  Ty Kleiner  Potosi WI
4. 2k  Jeff Kennedy  Dubuque
5. 22  Jeff Valentine  Dubuque
6. 71  Bruce VanGordon  Dubuque
7. 25 Bobby Moyer  Dubuque
8. 12  Jeff Tharp  Dubuque
9. 71s  Kevin Schroeder  Low Moor
10. 21  Dan  Welp  East Dubuque IL
11. 13  Dennis Pergande  Dubuque
12. 90  Bo Richard  Platteville WI
13. 78  Bobby Goerdt  Dubuque
14. 4  Kevin Duerr Scales Mound IL
35  Jim Brokus  Dubuque
88  Duane Roth   Dubuque
18  Brian Culbertson  Dubuque

BOMBERS (make up feature from June 17)
1. 23  Jason Udelhofen  Platteville WI
2. 13  Larry Benn  Dyersville
3. 61r  Scott Reichers  Belmont WI
4. 38  TJ Leslein  Dubuque
5. 33  Jim Turpin  Shullsberg WI
6. 81  KC Ansel  Dubuque
7. 8k  Terry Merkes  Farley
8. 30 Mark Massey Farley
9. 98  Duane Ahmann  Epworth
10. 52  Pat Coleman Dubuque
11. 28  Ed McIntyre  Delhi 
12. 6  Jed Freiburger  Dubuque
13. 59  Mike Hughes  Galena IL
14. 97  Jeff Reinert  Farley
20x  Jarvis  Eastlick  Platteville WI

BOMBERS (regular feature )
1. 28  Ed McIntyre  Delhi 
2. 13  Larry Benn  Dyersville
3. 8k  Terry Merkes  Farley
4. 30 Mark Massey Farley
5. 97  Jeff Reinert  Farley
6. 81  KC Ansel  Dubuque
7. 61r  Scott Reichers  Belmont WI
8. 52  Pat Coleman Dubuque
9. 59  Mike Hughes  Galena IL
10. 6  Jed Freiburger  Dubuque
11. 33  Jim Turpin  Shullsberg WI
12. 38  TJ Leslein  Dubuque
13. 23  Jason Udelhofen  Platteville WI
14. 11  Jason Brimeyer  Dubuque
98  Duane Ahmann  Epworth
20x  Jarvis  Eastlick  Platteville WI

1. 64  Ray Fawcett Benton WI
2. 6  Todd Moore  Dubuque
3. 38  Russ Yonkovic  Dubuque
4. 11p  Tom Pluemer  Dickeyville WI
5. 7  Chad Hallahan  Dubuque
6. 26  Brian Strang  Dubuque
7. 66  Brad Strang  Dubuque
8. 11  Ann Brown  Dubuque
9. 89  Kelly Welter  Farley

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