*Guernsey Becomes First Repeat Winner of the Season in 305 Sprints at 34 on Saturday, July 29

*Guernsey Becomes First Repeat Winner of the Season in 305 Sprints at 34 on Saturday, July 29

*Guernsey Becomes First Repeat Winner of the Season in 305 Sprints at 34
Raceway*

by Brian Neal
*West Burlington, IA* (Saturday, July 29, 2017) – Mother nature claimed the win last Saturday night at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, but she would redeem herself this week with perfect weather to get back to weekly racing action. On Fleck Sales Night five drivers scored their multiple wins of the season, while one driver picked up their first win of the season at the track.

The 15 lap Casebine Credit Union IMCA SportMod feature was the first to take to the track, with Randy LaMar and Tom Lathrop leading the field to the green flag. LaMar would take advantage of his starting spot to jump out into the lead on lap 1 over Lathrop and John Oliver Jr. The lead for LaMar lasted until lap 6 when Austen Becerra, who started 9th, slipped under him to take over the top spot. Then just after the completion of the lap, the first caution of the race appeared. Scott Williams, who was running 7th, spun off the top of the track in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Becerra jumped back out front, with Lathrop and Brandon Lennox, who started 12th, close behind. One lap later, lap 8, the red flag was waved to halt the action, as LaMar rolled down the backstretch to bring out the red.
He would climb from his car okay. Becerra once again grabbed the lead on the restart, with Lennox and Kyle Hill, who started 7th, following. Two more laps were completed when the final caution of the race appeared on lap 11. This time Jeffery DeLonjay would spin in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Becerra moved back out front, with Lennox and Hill  still following. Lennox would look under Becerra over the final laps, but Becerra would go on to claim his fifth win of the season at the track. Lennox was 2nd, Hill was 3rd, Kevin Goben finished 4th after starting in 14th, with Oliver Jr. coming home in 5th.

Up next was the 12 lap Sunoco Fuel Mod Lites feature, with Brian Tipps and Devon Rouse making up the front row. Rouse used his starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Mike Morrill and Jason Masengarb. But the lead for Rouse only lasted for 1 lap, as Morrill slipped under him coming off turn 2 to take over the top spot on lap 2. The following lap, lap 3, Masengarb  slipped past Rouse to move into the runner up spot and then went to work on Morrill for the lead. Masengarb tried to work under Morrill over the next five laps, but Morrill was able to hold him off each lap. Then coming off turn 4 to complete lap 9 Masengarb was able to make the pass of Morrill to take the lead. Morrill then tried to work back under Masengrab over the  final laps, but Masengarb was able to hold him off to pick up his sixth win of the season at 34 Raceway. Morrill was 2nd, Rouse was 3rd, Tipps was 4th, with Michael Dominguez rounding out the top 5.

Travis Porter and Brayden Gaylord led the field to green in the 20 lap WT Gabeline & Sons Trucking 305 Sprint feature, with Porter grabbing the lead on lap 1 over Gaylord and Nick Guernsey. The lead for Porter only lasted for 1 lap, as Gaylord slipped past on lap 2 to take over the top spot. Gaylord then started to pull away from the battle going on behind him, when  the first and only caution of the race slowed his pace down on lap 10. Porter would slow down the front stretch to bring out the yellow. On the restart Guernsey went to the bottom of the track to work under Gaylord for the lead, with Shane Quam, who started 9th, close behind them in 3rd. Gaylord would following in Guernsey’s tire tracks over the final laps, but wasn’t able to mount a challenge for the lead. As Guernsey held on to become the first repeat winner in the 305 Sprints this season at the track
in eleven feature events. Gaylord was 2nd, Jarrod Schneiderman started 11th and finished 3rd, Quam was 4th, with Tanner Gebhardt finishing 5th after stating in 8th.

The 15 lap Pepsi IMCA Stock Car feature was up next, with Cody Washburne and Mark Bowman making up the front row. Washburne would take advantage of his starting spot to jump out into the lead on lap 1 over Bowman and Dane Fenton, who started 6th. Fenton slipped by Bowman for second on lap 2 and
then went to work on Washburne for the top spot. Disaster would strike Washburne on lap 6, when he spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. Fenton inherited the lead on the restart, with Ray Raker and Tom Bowling Jr., who started 8th, close behind. But another lap scored complete produced another yellow, as Bowman spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart
Fenton moved back out front, with John Oliver Jr., who started 9th, over taking Bowling Jr. for the runner up spot. Another lap scored complete brought out another caution, as Bowling Jr. and Jake Wenig got together in turn 2 while battling for third and spun to bring out the yellow. Once again Fenton grabbed the lead on the restart, with Oliver Jr. and Chad Krogmeier close behind. Just after another lap was scored complete the final caution of the race appeared, as Bowman spun in turn 4 from contact from Wenig to bring out the yellow. On the restart Fenton moved back out front, with Oliver Jr. and Krogmeier following. Oliver Jr. tried to work under Fenton over the final laps, but Fenton was able to hold him off to score his first win of the season at 34 Raceway. Oliver Jr. settled for 2nd, Krogmeier was 3rd, Bowling Jr. recovered from his involvement in the
lap 8 caution to come back up to finish 4th, with Washburne recovering from his spin on lap 6 to come back up to finish in 5th.

Wayne Chamblee and Cody Bowman led the field to the drop of the green flag in the 12 lap Sonny’s Market 4-Cylinder feature, with Chamblee grabbing the lead on lap 1 over Larry Miller, who started 7th, and Kimberly Abbott, who started 9th. Chamblee only held the lead for 1 lap, as Miller slipped past him to take over the top spot on lap 2. The action up front was slowed for  the first time on lap 4, when Lisa Benningfield spun down the backstretch after Renny McCarty pulled into the infield in front of her to bring out the yellow. On the restart Miller moved back out front, with Abbott and Brandon Lambert, who started 8th, close behind. One lap later, lap 6, Benningfield spun in turn 2 to bring out the second yellow of the race. Once again Miller jumped back out front on the restart, with Lambert over taking Abbott for the runner up spot. Coming off turn 4 to complete lap 8 Lambert was able to work under Miller to take over the top spot. Then just  after the lap was scored complete the third and final caution of the race appeared, as Matthew Milligan spun in turn 2 from contact from David Judd to bring out the yellow. Lambert grabbed the lead on the restart, with Miller working to hold off Abbott for second. Without another caution to slow the pace down there was no catching Lambert on this night, as he went
on to score his second win in a row and third overall at the track. Miller held on for 2nd, Abbott was 3rd, Eric Eye started 16th and passed 12 cars to finish in 4th, with David Prim coming home in 5th.

The final feature to take to the track was the 15 lap Victory Lane
Suspensions IMCA Modifieds, with Chadwick Giberson and Dustin Smith making up the front row. Smith took advantage of his starting spot to jump out into the lead on lap 1 over Dean McGee and Dennis LaVeine, who started 6th. The action up front was brought to a halt on lap 2, as Rich Smith and Dugan
Thye went hard into the wall in turn 3 to bring out the red. Both drivers climbed from their cars okay. On the restart Dustin Smith moved back out front, with LaVeine and Cody Bauman, who started 8th, close behind. Just after the lap was scored complete the second caution of the race came out, as James Raleigh spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. Smith once again  grabbed the lead on the restart, with LaVeine and Bauman following. LaVeine would follow in Smith’s tire tracks over the next two laps, when the final caution of the race came out on lap 6. This time debris in turn 2 brought out the yellow. Once again Smith jumped back out front on the restart, with LaVeine and Bowman close behind. LaVeine tried to work under Smith over the next four laps, but Smith was able to hold him off each lap. That was until lap 12, as Smith got high in turn four and allowed LaVeine to slip by for the top spot. LaVeine then pulled away to score his second win of the season at 34 Raceway. Smith was 2nd, Mitch Morris, who started 7th, edged out Bauman at the line to finish in 3rd, with McGee completing the top 5.

Coming up next week, Saturday, August 5th will be “High Five” For Kids Back-to-School Night, being presented by Casebine Credit Union and J&M Displays. There are a lot of bikes, scooters, cinch sacks full of school supplies, checkered flags, and more to be given away to the kids. Also there will be an on track driver autograph session being held at intermission on the front stretch, plus a fireworks display after the races.

The WT Gabeline & Sons Trucking 305 Sprints, Victory Lane Suspensions IMCA Modifieds, Pepsi IMCA Stock Cars, Casebine Credit Union IMCA SportMods, Deery Brothers IMRA Midgets, and Sonny’s Market 4-Cylinders will all be in action. For the Modifieds, Stock Cars, and SportMods this will be a draw / redraw show, with the Stock Cars racing for $750 to win with a $50 entry fee.

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, $8 for seniors (60+) and students, with 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, Iowa*
*Saturday, July 29, 2017 – Fleck Sales Night*

*WT Gabeline & Sons Trucking 305 Sprints*

*A-Feature: *1. Nick Guernsey, Burlington, IA; 2. Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA; 3. Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA; 4. Shane Quam, Burlington, IA; 5. Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA; 6. Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL; 7. Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA; 8. Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA; 9. Harold  Pohren, New London, IA; 10. Andy Krieger, Burlington, IA; 11. Donnie Steward, West Burlington, IA; 12. Damian Getchell, Sperry, IA; 13. Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA; 14. Gary Bonar, Burlington, IA; 15. Wyatt Wilkerson, Morning Sun, IA; 16. Travis Porter, Rock Island, IL; 17. Joe Laue, Morning Sun, IA; 18. Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (DNS)

*Heat 1: *1. Colton Fisher; 2. Travis Porter; 3. Tanner Gebhardt; 4. Daniel Bergquist; 5. Ben Wagoner; 6. Joe Laue (DNS)

*Heat 2: *1. Nick Guernsey; 2. Shane Quam; 3. Jarrod Schneiderman; 4. Dave Getchell; 5. Damian Getchell; 6. Wyatt Wilkerson

*Heat 3: *1. Brayden Gaylord; 2. Ryan Jamison; 3. Harold Pohren; 4. Donnie Steward; 5. Andy Krieger; 6. Gary Bonar

*Victory Lane Suspensions IMCA Modifieds*

*A-Feature: *1. Dennis LaVeine, West Burlington, IA; 2. Dustin Smith, Taylor Ridge, IL; 3. Mitch Morris, Long Grove, IA; 4. Cody Bauman, Eureka, IL; 5. Dean McGee, Galesburg, IL; 6. Steve Gustaf Jr., Moline, IL; 7. Chadwick Giberson, Richland, IA; 8. Darrow Lillie, Burlington, IA; 9. James Raleigh, Colchester, IL; 10. Dugan Thye, Burlington, IA; 11. Rich Smith, Taylor Ridge, IL

*Heat 1: *1. Mitch Morris; 2. Dugan Thye; 3. Dean McGee; 4. Steve Gustaf Jr.; 5. Chadwick Giberson; 6. James Raleigh

*Heat 2: *1. Dustin Smith; 2. Rich Smith; 3. Cody Bauman; 4. Darrow Lillie; 5. Dennis LaVeine

*Pepsi IMCA Stock Cars*

*A-Feature: *1. Dane Fenton, Burlington, IA; 2. John Oliver Jr., Danville, IA; 3. Chad Krogmeier, Burlington, IA; 4. Tom Bowling Jr., Danville, IA; 5. Cody Washburne, New London, IA; 6. Jake Wenig, Burlington, IA; 7. Derek Schwandt, Burlington, IA; 8. Joe Gerdes, Burlington, IA; 9. Mark Bowman, Burlington,
IA; 10. Ethan Allen, Ft. Madison, IA; 11. Ray Raker, Burlington, IA

*Heat 1: *1. Tom Bowling Jr.; 2. Chad Krogmeier; 3. Dane Fenton; 4. Mark Bowman; 5. Ethan Allen; 6. Derek Schwandt (DNS)

*Heat 2: *1. Jake Wenig; 2. John Oliver Jr.; 3. Cody Washburne; 4. Joe Gerdes; 5. Ray Raker

*Casebine Credit Union IMCA SportMods*

*A-Feature: *1. Austen Becerra, Carthage, IL; 2. Brandon Lennox, New London, MO; 3. Kyle Hill, New London, IA; 4. Kevin Goben, Sherrard, IL; 5. John Oliver Jr., Danville, IA; 6. Jared Waterman, Milan, IL; 7. Sean Wyett, Danville, IA; 8. Ron Kibbe, Mt Pleasant, IA; 9. Mike Goben, Milan, IL; 10. Jacob Whittington, Davenport, IA; 11. Jeffery DeLonjay, Quincy, IL; 12.  Buddy Ray Jones, Council Bluffs, IA; 13. Joe Nemitz, Davenport, IA; 14. Ryan Miller, Gladstone, IL; 15. Scott Williams, Atkins, IA; 16. Tom Lathrop, Ottumwa, IA; 17. Daniel Keltner, Grandview, IA; 18. Randy LaMar, Buffalo, IA; 19. Dustin Ravelin, Middletown, IA (DNS)

*Heat 1: *1. Kyle Hill; 2. Ron Kibbe; 3. Buddy Ray Jones; 4. Scott Williams; 5. Sean Wyett; 6. Dustin Ravelin (DNS)

*Heat 2: *1. Randy LaMar; 2. Mike Goben; 3. Jeffery DeLonjay; 4. Ryan Miller; 5. Kevin Goben; 6. Daniel Keltner

*Heat 3: *1. Tom Lathrop; 2. John Oliver Jr.; 3. Austen Becerra; 4. Brandon Lennox; 5. Jared Waterman; 6. Jacob Whittington; 7. Joe Nemitz

*Sunoco Fuels Mod Lites*

*A-Feature: *1. Jason Masengarb, Colona, IL; 2. Mike Morrill, Pleasant Hill, IA; 3. Devon Rouse, Burlington, IA; 4. Brian Tipps, Wapello, IA; 5. Michael Dominguez, Lone Tree, IA; 6. Scott Sappington Jr., Moline, IL; 7. Wyatt Wilkerson, Morning Sun, IA; 8. Austin Bowling, Danville, IA

*Heat: *1. Brian Tipps; 2. Devon Rouse; 3. Mike Morrill; 4. Wyatt Wilkerson; 5. Jason Masengarb; 6. Austin Bowling; 7. Michael Dominguez; 8. Scott Sappington Jr. (DNS)

*Sonny’s Market 4-Cylinders*

*A-Feature: *1. Brandon Lambert, Carthage, IL; 2. Larry Miller, Burlington, IA; 3. Kimberly Abbott, Camp Point, IL; 4. Eric Eye, Danville, IA; 5. David Prim, Hamilton, IL; 6. Jason Ash, Burlington, IA; 7. Wayne Chamblee, Biggsville, IL; 8. Jerrod Nichols, Stronghurst, IL; 9. Jaden DeLonjay, Quincy, IL; 10. Wesley Talley, Monmouth, IL; 11. Matthew Milligan, Cedar Rapids, IA; 12. Cody Bowman, Washington, IA; 13. David  Judd, Burlington, IA; 14. Lisa Benningfield, Milan, IL; 15. Chuck  Fullenkamp, West Point, IA; 16. Renny McCarty, Farmington, IA; 17. Ashton Blain, Burlington, IA

*Heat 1: *1. Kimberly Abbott; 2. Larry Miller; 3. Wayne Chamblee; 4. Lisa Benningfield; 5. Chuck Fullenkamp; 6. Jerrod Nichols; 7. Jason Ash; 8. Wesley Talley; 9. David Judd

*Heat 2: *1. Brandon Lambert; 2. Ashton Blain; 3. David Prim; 4. Matthew Milligan; 5. Cody Bowman; 6. Renny McCarty; 7. Jaden DeLonjay; 8. Eric Eye

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