Mtn. Dew Kick Start – April 22 WINNERS & MORE…

Mtn. Dew Kick Start – April 22 WINNERS & MORE…

*Guernsey, Keltner, McDermand; Masengarb, and Abbott Score First Wins of the Season at 34 Raceway*

by Brian Neal
*West Burlington, IA* (Saturday, April 22, 2017) – After three weeks of special race events at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 22nd began weekly racing action. As Mt. Dew Kick Start helped to bring the action in the seven classes, with five new winners visiting victory lane at the end of the night.

Austen Becerra and Dan Keltner drew the front row for the 15 lap Casebine Credit Union IMCA SportMod feature, which was the first to take to the track. Becerra would edge out Keltner at the line by inches to lead lap 1. Then after lap 1 was scored complete the caution came out for debris down the front stretch. At the same time leader Becerra went to the pits to change a flat tire, giving the lead over to Keltner for the restart. On the  restart Keltner jumped out front, with Sean Wyett and Andrew Burk following. Another lap scored complete produced another caution, as Dustin Ravelin spun in turn 2 on lap 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Scott Williams spun off turn 1 with front end troubles to bring the yellow light back on. The ollowing restart saw Keltner moved back out front, with Wyett and Burk close behind. The action up front was slowed for the final time on lap 5, when Ravelin stopped in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. Keltner again grabbed the lead on the restart, with Wyett and Burk still following. Keltner would pull away over the final 10 laps to pick up his first win of the season at 34 Raceway. Wyett was 2nd, John Oliver Jr. started 10th and finished 3rd, Kyle Hill was 4th, with Becerra recovering
from his flat on lap 1 to come back up to finish 5th.

Up next was the 15 lap IMRA Midget feature, with Chase McDermand and Gedd Ross leading the field to the drop of the green flag. McDermand would take advantage of his front row starting spot to jump out into the lead on lap 1 over Ross and Brent Burrows. While McDermand set a fast pace out front, the  battle for second was going on between Ross, Burrows, and Adam Taylor, who started 5th. Taylor was able to slip into the runner up spot on lap 5. But without a caution there was no catching McDermand, who went on to win his first of the season at the track. Taylor was 2nd, Ross was 3rd, Burrows was  4th, with Jeff Mallonee coming home in 5th.

Jake Wenig and Ray Raker drew the front row for the 20 lap Pepsi IMCA Stock Car feature, with Wenig moving out front on lap 1 over Raker and Tom Bowling Jr. The action up front was slowed for the first and only time on lap 5, when debris in turn 3 brought out the yellow. On the restart Wenig jumped back out front, with Bowling Jr. and John Oliver Jr., who started 7th, close behind. When Wenig drifted high in turn 4 on lap 7, this would allow Bowling Jr. to slip under him for the lead. A couple of laps later Oliver Jr. was able to clear Wenig for second, and then went to work on Bowling Jr. for the top spot. Oliver Jr. would close to the back bumper of Bowling Jr., with 5 laps to go. He would look under Bowling Jr. over the next few laps, with Bowling Jr. able to hold him off each time. Coming off turn 4 to get the checkers, Oliver Jr. again looked under Bowling Jr. But  Bowling Jr. was able to hold him off to claim his second win of the season at 34 Raceway. Oliver Jr. settled for 2nd, Raker was 3rd, Wenig was 4th, with Chad Krogmeier edging out a 5th place finish.

The next feature to take to the track was the 20 lap Victory Lane  Suspensions IMCA Modifieds, with Darrow Lille and Brandon Rothzen leading the field to green. Rothzen jumped out front on lap 1 over Ryan Cook and Bill Roberts Jr., with the action being slowed for the first and only time on lap 3. Jacob Copley spun in turn 3 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Rothzen moved back out front, with Roberts Jr. edging Cook for second. While the battle for second going on, Rothzen started to pull away.  Cook would close the gap on Rothzen late in the race, but ran out of laps. As Rothzen went on to score his second win of the season at the track. Cook was 2nd, Roberts Jr. was 3rd, Dugan Thye was 4th, with Dennis LaVeine coming from 8th to finish in 5th.

Up next was the 15 lap Sunoco Fuel Mod Lite feature, with Erin Turner and Jason Masengarb drawing the front row. Masengarb would take advantage of his starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Turner and Scott Sappington Jr. Masengarb then started to pull away from the battle for second going on behind, when the first and only caution of the race appeared on lap 6. Austin Bowling would spin in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Masengarb moved back out front, with Mike Morrill,  who started 6th, and Scott Naggatz, who started 5th, close behind. Morrill tried to work the outside to get by Masengarb, but Masengarb was able to hold him off early before pulling away late to claim his first win of the season at the track. Morrill was 2nd, Naggatz was 3rd, Turner was 4th, with Devon Rouse rounding out the top 5.

Wesley Talley and Eric Eye drew the front for for the 15 lap Sonny’s Market 4 Cylinder feature. But just as the green flag waved the red light came on, as Randy Magnuson rolled in turn 2 to bring out the red. He would climb from his car okay. On the original restart Kimberly Abbott, who started 3rd, grabbed the lead on lap 1 over Brandon Lambert and Eye. Then after lap  1 was scored complete Ron Kibbe stopped in turn 2 to bring out the second caution of the race. Abbott once again grabbed the lead on the restart, with Lambert and Jerrod Nichols, who started 9th, battling for second. While Abbott pulled away, Nichols tried to look under Lambert for second. Abbott would cruise to her first win of the season at 34 Raceway. Lambert  was able to hold off Nichols for 2nd, Larry Miller was 4th, with Eye holding on for 5th.

The final feature to take to the track was the 20 lap WT Gabeline & Sons Trucking 305 Sprints, with Nick Guernsey and Andy Krieger drawing the front row. Krieger would take advantage of his starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Guernsey and Shane Quam. Just after lap 1 was scored complete the first and only caution of the race appeared, as Travis Porter stopped  in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Krieger jumped back out front, with Guernsey and Quam following. Krieger was setting a fast pace out front, and was pulling away from the field when he pulled off with troubles on lap 19. Which handed the lead over to Guernsey, who went on to lead the final 2 laps to claim his first win of the season at 34 Raceway. Quam was 2nd, Ben Wagoner started 10th and finished 3rd, Tanner Gebhardt  was 4th, with Jarrod Schneiderman coming from 8th to finish 5th.

Coming up next week, Saturday, April 29th, at 34 Raceway is Roberts Tire Center Night. The WT Gabeline & Sons Trucking 305 Sprints, Victory Lane Suspension IMCA Modifieds, Pepsi IMCA Stock Cars, Casebine Credit Union IMCA SportMods, Sunoco Fuel Mod Lites, Sonny’s Market 4 Cylinders, and Trucks  will all be in action on the night.

Pit gates will open at 4:30 PM, the grandstands at 5 PM, hot laps at 6:30 PM, and racing at 7 PM. Grandstand admission will be $10 for adults, seniors (60+) and students will be $8, and kids 10 & under FREE! Pit passes will be $25.

For more information about 34 Raceway you can visit the tracks website at www.34raceway.com, like them of Facebook, or download their new AP on your cell phone.

*OFFICIAL RESULTS*

*34 Raceway, West Burlington, IowaSaturday, April 22, 2017 – Mt. Dew Kick Start Night*

*WT Gabeline & Sons Trucking 305 Sprints*

*A-Feature: *1. Nick Guernsey, Burlington, IA; 2. Shane Quam, Burlington, IA; 3. Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL; 4. Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA; 5. Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA; 6. Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA; 7. Nathan Murders, Burlington, IA; 8. Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA; 9. Bailey Goldesberry, Springfield, IL; 10. Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA; 11. Wyatt Wilkerson, Morning Sun, IA; 12. Andy Krieger, Burlington, IA; 13. Damian Getchell, Sperry, IA; 14. Travis Porter, Rock Island, IL; 15. Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA (DNS)

*Heat 1: *1. Shane Quam; 2. Ben Wagoner; 3. Nick Guernsey; 4. Tanner Gebhardt; 5. Daniel Bergquist; 6. Damian Getchell; 7. Colton Fisher; 8. Wyatt Wilkerson

*Heat 2: *1. Dave Getchell; 2. Andy Krieger; 3. Bailey Goldesberry; 4. Jarrod Schneiderman; 5. Nathan Murders; 6. Travis Porter; 7. Brayden Gaylord (DNS)

*Victory Lane Suspensions IMCA Modifieds*

*A-Feature: *1. Brandon Rothzen, Gladstone, IL; 2. Ryan Cook, Burlington, IA; 3. Bill Roberts, Jr., Burlington, IA; 4. Dugan Thye, Burlington, IA; 5. Dennis LaVeine, West Burlington, IA; 6. Bobby Six, Warsaw, IL; 7. Dustin Smith, Taylor Ridge, IL; 8. Creston Williams, Newhall, IA; 9. Darrow Lillie, Burlington, IA; 10. Chadwick Giberson, Richland, IA; 11. Dakota Simmons, Douds, IA; 12. Jacob Copley, East Moline, IL; 13. Mitch Boles, New London, IA (DNS)

*Heat 1: *1. Brandon Rothzen; 2. Dakota Simmons; 3. Dennis LaVeine; 4. Ryan Cook; 5. Dugan Thye; 6. Creston Williams; 7. Jacob Copley

*Heat 2: *1. Bill Roberts, Jr.; 2. Dustin Smith; 3. Bobby Six; 4.  Darrow Lillie; 5. Chadwick Giberson; 6. Mitch Boles (DNS)

*Pepsi IMCA Stock Cars*

*A-Feature: *1. Tom Bowling Jr., Danville, IA; 2. John Oliver, Jr., Danville, IA; 3. Ray Raker, Danville, IA; 4. Jake Wenig, Burlington, IA; 5. Chad Krogmeier, Burlington, IA; 6. Cody Washburne, New London, IA; 7. Derek Schwandt, Burlington, IA; 8. Kevin Weak, Burlington, IA; 9. Dean Kratzer, Ft. Madison, IA; 10. Mark Bowman, Burlington, IA (DNS); 11. Odie Cook, Canton, MO (DNS)

*Heat 1: *1. John Oliver, Jr,; 2. Tom Bowling Jr.; 3. Cody Washburne; 4. Mark Bowman; 5. Odie Cook; 6. Derek Schwandt (DNS)

*Heat 2: *1. Jake Wenig; 2. Dean Kratzer; 3. Ray Raker; 4. Chad Krogmeier; 5. Kevin Weak

*Casebine Credit Union IMCA SportMods*

*A-Feature: *1. Daniel Keltner, Grandview, IA; 2. Sean Wyett, Danville, IA; 3. John Oliver, Jr., Danville, IA; 4. Kyle Hill, New London, IA; 5. Austen Becerra, Bowen, IL; 6. Joey Gower, Quincy, IL; 7. Austin Howes, Memphis, MO; 8. Andrew Burk, Donahue, IA; 9. Tom Lathrop, Ottumwa, IA; 10. Jacob  Whittington, Davenport, IA; 11. Dustin Ravelin, Middletown, IA; 12. Scott Williams, Ely, IA; 13. Travis Hartman, Burlington, IA; 14. Randy LaMar, Buffalo,  IA

*Heat 1: *1. Sean Wyett; 2. Jacob Whittington; 3. Daniel Keltner; 4. Scott Williams; 5. Austin Howes; 6. Travis Hartman; 7. Dustin Ravelin

*Heat 2: *1. Austen Becerra; 2. Kyle Hill; 3. Andrew Burk; 4. John Oliver, Jr.; 5. Joey Gower; 6. Tom Lathrop; 7. Randy LaMar

*IMRA Midgets*

*A-Feature: *1. Chase McDermand, Springfield, IL; 2. Adam Taylor, Dwight, IL; 3. Gedd Ross, Havana, IL; 4. Brent Burrows, Lewistown, IL; 5. Jeff Mallonee, Bettendorf, IA; 6. Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL; 7. Jeremy Hull, Monmouth,  IL; 8. Dillon Morley, Moline, IL; 9. Broc Hunnell, Eolia, MO; 10. Tyson Hart, Monmouth, IL; 11. Jacob Sollenberger, Canton, IL; 12. Ryan Mangold, Rushville, IL; 13. Andy Baugh, Mason City, IL; 14. Derek Goble, Burlington, IA

*Heat 1: *1. Gedd Ross; 2. Adam Taylor; 3. Mitchell Davis; 4. Jeremy Hull; 5. Brent Burrows; 6. Jacob Sollenberger; 7. Derek Goble

*Heat 2:* 1. Chase McDermand; 2. Jeff Mallonee; 3. Tyson Hart; 4. Andy Baugh; 5. Dillon Morley; 6. Broc Hunnell; 7. Ryan Mangold

*Sunoco Fuel Mod Lites*

*A-Feature:* 1. Jason Masengarb, Colona, IL; 2. Mike Morrill, Pleasant Hill, IA; 3. Scott Naggatz; 4. Erin Turner, Newton, IA; 5. Devon Rouse, Burlington, IA; 6. Michael Dominguez, Nichols, IA; 7. Scott Sappington Jr., Moline, IL; 8. Austin Bowling, Danville, IA; 9. Austin Hayes, Columbus Junction,  IA; 10. Tyler Swoboda; 11. Brian Tipps, Wapello, IA

*Heat 1: *1. Erin Turner; 2. Devon Rouse; 3. Scott Naggatz; 4. Michael Dominguez; 5. Austin Hayes; 6. Tyler Swoboda

*Heat 2: *1. Mike Morrill; 2. Jason Masengarb; 3. Scott Sappington Jr.; 4. Austin Bowling; 5. Brian Tipps (DNS)

*Sonny’s Market 4-Cylinders*

*A-Feature: *1. Kimberly Abbott, Camp Point, IL; 2. Brandon Lambert, Carthage, IL; 3. Jerrod Nichols, Stronghurst, IL; 4. Larry Miller, Burlington, IA; 5. Eric Eye, Danville, IA; 6. Ashton Blain, Burlington, IA; 7. David Prim, Hamilton, IL; 8. Colton Keck, Mt Pleasant, IA; 9. Casey Lambert, Carthage, IL; 10.  Wesley Talley, Monmouth, IL; 11. David Judd, Burlington, IA; 12. Cody Bowman, Washington, IA; 13. Ron Kibbe, Danville, IA; 14. Lisa Benningfield, Milan, IL; 15. Randy Magnuson, Burlington, IA; 16. Kyle Francy, Mt. Pleasant, IA (DNS); 17. Kevin Favorite, Cedar Rapids, IA (DNS); 18. Wayne Chamblee, Burlington,  IA (DNS)

*Heat 1: *1. Brandon Lambert; 2. Ron Kibbe; 3. Kimberly Abbott; 4. Ashton Blain; 5. Jerrod Nichols; 6. Randy Magnuson; 7. Casey Lambert; 8. Kyle Francy; 9. Wayne Chamblee

*Heat 2: *1. Larry Miller; 2. Eric Eye; 3. Colton Keck; 4. Lisa  Benningfield; 5. Wesley Talley; 6. David Prim; 7. David Judd; 8. Kevin Favorite; 9. Cody Bowman

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