34 Raceway honors racers at 2013 Awards Banquet, looking forward to
BURLINGTON, IA (2-1-14) – Drivers, sponsors, fans and employees
were all honored at the 34 Raceway 2013 season awards banquet held at
the Comfort Inn in Burlington Saturday night, February 1.
Just over 300 were in attendance including 54 of the 58 drivers who
qualified last season for money and awards. Each driver had to
participate in a minimum of 75% of the 34 Raceway point races for
the 2013 season and finishing in the top ten in their division. Over
$10,000 was paid out to the drivers, as well as several gift
certificates and contingency awards were given at the banquet.
Following the banquet meal, Amy Laue, 34 Raceway co-owner, began the
night recognizing the 2013 Season Track Champions including Mark
Burgtorf (Late Models), Mitch Morris (IMCA Modifieds), John Schulz
(305 Sprints), Bobby Anders (IMCA Sport Mods), Jason Cook (IMCA Stock
Cars), Evan Epperson (Mod Lites) and Wayne Noble (4 cylinders).
Co-owners Jeff and Amy Laue, Tom and Sue Bowling and Scott and Lorrie
Parish wanted to put the rumors to rest… their ownership will
continue for their eighth year at 34 Raceway. With their busy lives
and careers, and the possibility of pursuing other business
opportunities, they will continue to look for the perfect person who
can dedicate 100% of their abilities and time into continuing the
longstanding success and operations of 34 Raceway and to take over
the tremendous task of owning and operating a race track. They again
will continue to give race fans another season of quality racing as
well as bringing in more “big” shows.
Along with the regular Saturday night divisions race fans will see
the best take on the 3/8 mile. The World of Outlaws Sprints will
return again this year following a grandstand filling, crowd
pleasing show in 2013. Also on the schedule will be the Sprint
Invaders, MOWA 410 Outlaw Sprints, Slocum 50 Cornbelt/MARS/ALMS Super
Late Models in honor of Brent Slocum paying $10,000 to win,and the
Pepsi UMP Late Models Hell Tour Summer Nationals among them.
Laue also was pleased to announce that for the first time
in several years they will be raising the purses in ALL classes at
34 Raceway in the upcoming season. A special thank you to Eric &
Ashley Ryner from Ryner Transportion who will be taking over the
sponsorship of the IMCA Modified class sponsorship.
Along with the best in racing from the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport
Mods, 305 Sprints, IMCA Stock Cars, Mod Lites and 4 Cylinders race
fans will see Quads, Pit Bikes, Bikes and Side by Sides scheduled
throughout the year.
The season begins on March 15 and 16 with the much anticipated and
popular Midwest Performance & Power Westland Mall Car Show. The
season kick off party will be held at Roederers Pit Shop in
Burlington on Saturday night, March 15.
Test and Tune will be held Saturday, March 22 and the first racing
event will be held on Saturday, March 29 with the Sprint Invaders
The evening showed the generousity and caring of the 34 Raceway
family when $1300 was raised through a raffle for a 34 Raceway
Season Pit Pass for the family of Chad Gall who was recently
diagnosed with leukemia.
For more information on the upcoming 2014 season including schedule,
purse and more go to www.34raceway.com
•Tom Bowling Jr., Ray Raker, Donnie Steward, Derek St. Clair, Bill
Roberts Jr., Mike Weikert Jr. & Chase Flatt were recognized for not
only competing at 34 Raceway but also being generous sponsors of 34
•Tracy St. Clair. – Jr. Fan Club Sponsor
•Volunteer Appreciation Award – Rod Crowell
•Appreciation Certificates – Push Truck and Wrecker crew m- Larry &
Ruth, Rodney & Chandra, Jerry & Stacey, Matt and Brad.
•Fantastic Fans Forever Award (2nd year in a row), Carol, Bob, Bob &
•Devon Rouse – My Favorite Kid in the Pits Award
•Justin Buchholz – Hard Luck Award (but still had perfect attendance).
•Kevin Mortimer – Finally Won His First Race and Friendship Award
•Austen Becerra – Most Feature Wins in 2013 (out of all classes).
•Jacob Brown – Hard Charger Award.
•Brian Mehaffy – Calm & Quiet “Most of the Time” Award
•Dustan Fenton – Calm & Quiet Award.
•Dennis LaVeine Trashman & Dedicated Racer Award.
•Chad Krogmeier – Easy Goin /Smiley Award.
•Brett Timmerman – Heart of Gold & Always Willing To Help Award.
•Tom Bowling Jr., – Putting up with the B.S. Cuz You’re My Brother
•Heath Bundy – Determined Award.
•Andy Huston – Flyn’n Farmer Racer Award & Friend to All in the Pits
•Ryan Jamison – Hard Luck Award.
•Lyle Timmerman – Out of Retirement Award.
•Creston Williams – Million Mile Club Award (216 miles round trip).
•Scott Williams – Million Mile Club Award (216 miles round trip).
•Sean Wyett & Bobby Anders – Party & Last One to Leave Award.
(Received special clocks to know when its time to go home following
•Jason Goble – Appreciation Award
Awards included certificates, gift cards, and personalized posters.