BURLINGTON, IA (June 12, 2011) - After a couples weeks off due to rain it was back to the track at 34 Raceway with plenty of action and plenty of cars. Two drivers got their first wins for the year including Tanner Thomann, West Burlington (hobby stocks) and Scott Van Buskirk, Hedrick (sport mods). Three drivers got repeat wins for the year including Tyler Cale, Donnellson (modifieds), Jason Ditsworth, Gladstone, Il. (sprints), and Jeff Meuller, New London (stock cars).
Twenty-five Miller Lite IMCA Modifieds took on 34 Raceway and Tyler Cale, Donnellson, would take the checkered flag for the second time this year. Brandon Rothzen took the lead from Mike Weikert on lap nine of the twenty lap feature and would lead the field for the next ten laps. Rothzen would appear to be adding daylight between him and Tyler Cale but with one lap to go, Rothzen would push to the top in turn two and Cale would slip past for the lead and the win. Rothzen had to settle for second and Dustin Crear would finish third.
The Mikes Auto Parts IMCA Stock Cars took to the track for the second feature race of the night with a nice field of eighteen cars setting the field. Wapellos Brett Timmerman took the early lead from his front row start and led the field for the first nine laps holding off several challenges by Jeff Mueller. On lap ten Mueller was finally able to get past Timmerman for the lead and would go on to take the checkered flag in the flag to flag race that took just six minutes. Ryan Cook would finish second and Chris Webb followed in third.
Jayson Ditsworth took advantage of some tough luck for Daniel Bergquist to get his third W.T. Gabeline and Sons Trucking 305 Sprint feature win topping the twenty car field. In just his second year behind the wheel of a sprint car, Bergquist would take the lead from Dustin Whiting on lap three of the twenty lap feature and would pull away from the field. With one lap to go, disaster struck for the young gun when he was forced to go to the pits following a caution with a flat tire. This gave Ditsworth, who had moved from the rear of the field to the second position, the advantage as he went on to hold off Matt Krieger for the win.
In their second appearance of the year at 34 Raceway this year, Scott Van Buskirk, Hedrick, would take the checkered flag in the fifteen lap feature. Van Buskirk led all but two of the fifteen laps, when Rodger Dresden was able to get by him on lap ten. But Buskirk would gain the lead back two laps later and went on to hold off Jeff Mueller for the win.
Tanner Thomann, West Burlington, led from start to finish in yet another flag to flag feature for the night. Thomann took the lead on the first lap of the fifteen car field from his second row and had to work hard to keep his position ahead of Jake Wenig, Ray Raker and Dean Kratzer who were racing side by side and bumper to bumper. Thomann would start to pull away slightly but as he ran into lap traffic the gap would close. Wenig would pull up to his bumper and on the final lap was along side the leader as the passed the stands. Thomann would take the win by a 1/2 car length as they passed the finish line side by side.
Coming up Saturday, June 18 will be Pepsi & Fleck Community Night with $5.00 grandstand admission and free admission for anyone with a May 14th Fleck ticket or June 18th PEPSI ticket Late Models, Modifieds, Sport Mods, Stock Cars & 4 Cylinders will all be in action. The TA Autor and Tire/I-Wireless Lil Racer Club Club will hold on the track drivers autograph session during intermission.
34 Raceway results from Sat., June 11, 2011
W.T. GABELINE AND SONS TRUCKING 305 SPRINTS
1. Jason Ditsworth, Gladstone, Il., 2. Matt Krieger, Burlington, 3. Tony Davis , Monmouth, Il., 4. Dustin Whiting, Burlington, 5. Andy Huston, Roseville, Il., 6. Brandyn Martin, Eldon, 7. Tim Rose, Burlington, 8. Corey Timmerman, Carman, Il., 9. Destini Clark, Boling Brook, Il., 10. Jason Gingerich, Keota, 11. Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, 12. Patrick Moore, Bettendorf, 13. Justin Parrish, Oquawka, Il., 14. Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, Il., 15. Nick Hennenfent, Monmouth, Il., 16. Kenneth Bragg, Gilson, Il., 17. Bobby Mincer, Burlington, 18. Justin Newberry, Danville, 19. Nick Guernsey, Burlington, 20. Wayne Stemburg, 21. Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis. HEAT WINNERS: Hetrick, Whiting, Newberry.
MILLER LITE IMCA MODIFIEDS
FEATURE: 1. Tyler Cale, Donnellson, 2. Brandon Rothzen, Raritan, Il., 3. Dustin Crear, Mediapolis, 4. Dean McGee, Galesburg, Il., 5. Adam Birck, Canton, Mo., 6. Rich Smith, Davenport, 7. Scott Hogan, Vinton, 8. Lonnie Heap, Media, Il., 9. Tyler Vande Kamp, Ankeny, 10. Mike Weikert, Jr., Muscatine, 11. Darin Thye, Burlington, 12. Dusty Kraklio, Durant, 13. Dennis LaVeine, West Burlington, 14. Brandon Savage, Keokuk, 15. AJ Fike, Galesburg, Il., 16. Jeff Waterman, Quincy, Il., 17. Chris Horn, Cedar Rapids, 18. Andy Kreiger, Burlington, 19. Dustan Fenton, Burlington, 20. Adam Mitchell, Cameron, Il., 21. Kevin Goben, Sherard, Il., 22. Elmer Arnold, Sperry. HEAT WINNERS: Heap, Crear, Birck.
WEIKERT IRON AND METAL SPORT MODS
FEATURE: 1. Scott Van Buskirk, Hedrick, 2. Jeff Mueller, New London, 3. Rodger Dresden, Keokuk, 4. Levi Smith, Donnellson, 5. Rod Staats, Columbus Junction, 6. Tim Zeman, Muscatine, 7. Jacob Smith, Donnellson, 8. M. Joe Bliven, Quincy, Il., 9. Steve Pumphrey, Batavia, 10. Nathan Murders, Burlington, 11. Dustin Smith, Davenport, 12. Jonny Williams, Atkins, 13. Rick Barlow, Jr., Montrose, 14. Brandon Ruffcorn, Donnellson, 15. Don Burkhead, Muscatine, 16. Bobby Van Buskirk, Hedrick. HEAT WINNERS: Staats, Bliven.
MIKES AUTO PARTS IMCA STOCK CARS
FEATURE: 1. Jeff Mueller, New London, 2. Ryan Cook, Hillsboro, 3. Chris Webb, Biggsville, Il., 4. Kirk Kinsley, Wapello, 5. Jason Cook, Mt. Pleasant, 6. John Oliver, Jr., Danville, 7. Corey Strothman, Mt. Union, 8. Rich Vogt, Fairfield, 9. Tim Breuer, Burlington, 10. Jeremy Pundt, Donnellson, 11. John Brockway, Morning Sun, 12. David Cloke, Burlington, 13. Lonnie Greiner, Fairfield, 14. Troy Greiner, Lockridge, 15. Bo Hunter, Burlington, 16. Derek St. Clair, Donnellson, 17. Brett Timmerman, Wapello, 18. Shane Watts, Burlington, 19. Travis Hartman, Burlington. HEAT WINNERS: Webb, St. Clair, Mueller.
PEPSI HOBBY STOCKS
FEATURE: 1. Tanner Thomann, West Burlington, 2. Jake Wenig, Burlington, 3. Dean Kratzer, Fort Madison, 4. Ray Raker, Danville, 5. Dane Fenton, Burlington, 6. Eric Rowley, Burlington, 7. Randy Wachter, Burlington, 8. Chad Krogmeier, Burlington, 9. Jim Lynch, Donnellson, 10. Travis Plummer, Burlington, 11. Dan Wenig, Danville, 12. Nick Fenton, Mt. Pleasant, 13. Chuck Underwood, Burlington, 14. Mike Amenell, Burlington, 15. Ed Weyrick, Burlington, 16. Roger Krieger, Burlington. HEAT WINNERS: Dane Fenton, Raker