BURLINGTON, IA (AUG 18, 2012) – 34 Raceway’s Night of the Twins doesn’t disappoint as Jamison and Ditsworth get the wins
34 Raceway’s Night of the Twins doesn’t disappoint as Jamison and Ditsworth get the wins
By Dana Royer/34 Raceway
BURLINGTON, IA (AUG 18, 2012) – 34 Raceway hosted the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders Saturday evening August 18 with twin sprint car features for the fans. A good racing surface, good car count, and good size crowed made for a great night of racing in southeast Iowa. Race fans were treated to twice the 360 sprint features with Ryan Jamison. Mediapolis and Jayson Ditsworth, Gladstone, Il., taking the checkered flags for the wins. Joining the sprints Saturday night were the Mike’s Auto Parts IMCA Stock Cars, Holmes Concrete Mod Lites and the I-Wireless/Louisa Communications IMCA 4 Cylinders. Also making it to the winner’s circle this week were John Oliver, Jr., Danville (stock cars), Greg Rossell, Knoxville, Il. (mod lites) and Billy Stanford, Wapello (4 cylinders).
With twenty-seven sprints checked in and three heat races and a B-Main were completed the first Sprint Invaders feature of the night saw Tony Shilling and Bobby Mincer on the front row of the twenty lap race. Mincer took the early lead leading the field for the first eight laps before Ryan Jamison would go underneath in turn two for the lead and went on to take the checkered flag by several car lengths. Mincer, Hall, Shilling and Goldesberry rounding out the top five. Fourteen cars finished on the lead lap to qualify for the invert in Feature #2. Goldesberry passed 6 cars to win the KSE Hard Charger Award for Feature 1.
The second of two Sprint Invaders feature capped off the evening racing for the second $750 to win prize of the night. The field was set with the finish of the fourteen cars on the lead lap in the first feature were inverted for the second feature. Justin Newberry and Josh Greenwood sat on the front row this time around but by the completion of the first lap, Matt Krieger was in the lead. Krieger took a demanding lead after the first few laps pulling away from the field and looked uncatchable. On lap ten an unfortunate situation occurred for Krieger when a car spun between turns one and two with Krieger nowhere to go. Krieger did a great job missing the stopped car, but killed the engine and stopped in the push off lane. According to Sprint Invader rules, since Krieger stopped, he had to restart in the rear. This put Jayson Ditsworth in the lead. Ditsworth and Russ Hall put on a show for the fans trading positions several times. The final lap brought the fans to the edge of their seats as Ditsworth in the Olson Brothers car went for the final lead of the race and took the checkered flag as they crossed the finish line side by side. Hall finished second moving up from his twelvth position start and Jamison followed for third after moving up from his fourteenth position starting spot. After the races, everyone enjoyed a birthday party in the pits for Jim Newberry who celebrated his 75th Birthday.
The announcement was made that the Season Championship for the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders has been moved to the 34 Raceway. Due to an agreement between the Lee County Speedway, the 34 Raceway and the Sprint Invaders Board of Directors, the event will be held at 34 Raceway on Saturday, September 29.
The sprints weren’t the only cars providing exciting action this week. The Mike’s Auto Parts IMCA Stock Cars provided a show for the fans with John Oliver, Jr. Danville, getting the win. Oliver took the lead from Jeremy Pundt on lap seven of the twenty lap feature and pulled away from the field before taking the checkered flag. The win extended Oliver’s point lead over Brett Timmerman with 537 points. Timmerman follows with 518 with one point race remaining.
The Holmes Concrete Mod Lites returned to the 3/8 mile with Greg Rossell, Knoxville, Il getting his first 34 Raceway win of 2012. Joe Huggins took the early lead before giving it up to three time winner Mike Morrill on lap four. With Morrill in the lead the battle for second was going on between Joe Huggins and Evan Epperson till the two cars tangled bringing out the yellow flag. On the restart Morrill contined to hold his lead but not for long when Rossell would take over as third leader of the race and go on to pull away for the win. The Mod Lites will return Sept. 22.
In I-Wireless/Louisa Communications IMCA 4 Cylinder action Billy Stanford, Wapello, would pick up his second win this year. Stanford took the lead from Dustin Ravelin on lap ten of the twelve lap, sixteen car feature and went on to take the checkered flag as Nick Wilkerson got by Ravelin on the final lap to finish second.
Coming up this week at 34 Raceway will be the Heartland Harley Davidson Season Championship Night. Points championships will be decided for the 2012 season for the IMCA Late Models, Coors Light Silver Bullets IMCA Modifieds, W.T. Gabeline and Sons Trucking 305 Sprints, Mike’s Auto Parts IMCA Stock Cars, Pepsi Hobby Stocks and the I-Wireless/Louisa Communications IMCA 4 Cylinders. But the racing action won’t end there.
Coming up Sat., Sept. 1 will be the Pepsi USA Late Model Nationals with ground shaking action of late models competing for $5000 to win.
Sept. 22 the I-Wireless MOWA 410 Outlaw Sprints will return to 34 Raceway for the second time this year as they fly around the 3/8 mile.
Sept. 29 the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders will decided who will be their 2012 Point Champion as their Season Championship night has been moved to 34 Raceway.
The final race of the year will be the 34 Raceway/Lee County Speedway Buffalo Wild Wings Fall Challenge. For more information on these upcoming races and more go to www.34raceway.com
34 Raceway results, August 18, 2012
I-WIRELESS/LOUISA COMMUNICATIONS IMCA 4 CYLINDERS
FEATURE: 1. Billy Stanford, Wapello, 2. Nick Wilkerson, Morning Sun, 3. Dustin Ravelin, Burlington, 4. Craig Bangert, Golden, Il., 5. John Whalen, Ainsworth, 6. Brandon Lambert, Carthage, Il., 14. Ron Kibbe, Danville, 9. Brandon Mehaffy, New London, 10. Racjhael REger, Burlinton, 11. Daytona Fenton, Burlington, 12. Bryerson Tharp, Grandview, 13. Brian Mehaffy, Danville, 14. Jerrod Nichols, Stronghurst, Il., 15. Travis Smith, LaHarpe, Il., 16. Kevin Mortimer, Biggsville, Il., 17. James Roose, Grandview. HEAT WINNERS: Lambert, Stanford.
HOLMES CONCRETE MOD LITES
FEATURE:1. Greg Rossell Knoxville, Il., 2. Mike Morrill, Pleasant Hill, 3. Justin Buchholz, Davenport, 4. Chase Flatt, Monmouth,Il., 5. Andrew Smith, Kirkwood, Il., 6. Collin Ball, Wapello, 7. Joe Huggins, Pleaant Hill, 8. Evan Epperson, Msucatine, 9. Blake Woodruff, East Galesburg, Il., 10. Jimmy Halcomb, Kirkwood, Il., 11. Sean Diray, Hanna City, Il., 12. Jared Halcomb, Monmouth, Il., 13. Gary Snyder, Monmouth, Il., 14. Jake Halcomb, Monmouth, Ia. HEAT WINNERS: Epperson, Huggins.
MIKE’S AUTO PARTS IMCA STOCK CARS
FEATURE: 1. John Oliver, Jr., Danville, 2. Jeremy Pundt, Donnellson, 3. Jim Lynch, Donnelson, 4. Corey Strothman, Mt. Union, 5. Tim Breuer, Burlington, 6. Abe Huls, Carthage, Il, 7. Brett Timmerman, Wapello, 8. Tanner Thoman, West Burlington, 9. John Brockway, Morning Sun, 10. Alex Buffington, Wapello, 11. Chris Webb, Biggsville, Il., 12. Ray Raker, Danville. HEAT WINNERS: Huls, Webb.
BROCKWAY MECHANICAL AND ROOFING SPRINT INVADERS
FEATURE #1. 1. Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, 2. Bobby Mincer, Burlington, 3. Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill., 4. Tony Shilling, Knoxville, 5. Jordon Goldesberry, Springfield, Il., 6. Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, 7. Jayson Ditsworth, Gladstone, Il., 8. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, 9. Matt Sutton, Macomb, Il., 10. Dustin Selage, Indianola, 11. Matt Krieger, Fort Dodge, 12. Jimmy Davies, Oquawka, Il., 13. Josh Greenwood, Woodworth, 14. Justin Newberry, Danville, 15. Andy Huston, Roseville, Il., 16. Chase Wanner, Agency, 17. JohnHall, Marion, 18. Tim Moore, Moline, Il., 19. Tasker Phillips, Knoville, 20. Dave Getchell, Sperry, 21. Patrick Moore, Bettendorf.
FEATURE #2: 1. Jayson Ditsworth, 2. Russ Hall, 3. Ryan Jamison, 4. Tony Shilling, 5. Dustin Selvage, 6. Justin Newberry, 7. John Greenwood, 8. Jarrod Schneiderman, 9. Bobby Mincer, 10. Matt Sutton, 11. Josh Schneiderman, 12. Matt Krieger, 13. Andy Huston, 14. Tasker Phillips, 15. Jimmie Davies, 16. Dave Getchell, 17. John Hall, 18. Justin Newberry, 19. Tim Moore, 20. Chase Wanner, 21. Destini Clark, Bowling Brook, Il.
HEAT WINNERS: Jamison, Mincer, P. Moore.
B-MAIN: 1. Justin Newberry, Danville, 2. John Greenwood, Woodworth, 3. Dave Getchell, Sperry, 4. Matt Krieger, Fort Dodge, 5. JohnHall, Marion, 6. Chris Martin, Ankeny, 7. Tim Moore, Moline, Il., 8. Mark Tischer, Hannibal, Mo., 9. Shawn Whiting, West Burlington, 10. Destini Clark, Boling Brook, Il., 11. Shane Quam, Gladstone, Il., 12. Justin Parrish, Oquawka, Il.
Shake up Dash Winner: Bobby Mincer