Jon Agan tops Sprint Invaders field at
By Bill W. May 25, 2014 – Jon Agan bested a 30-car field Sunday night
at 34 Raceway in West Burlington Sunday night May 25. It was the
Knoxville, Iowa driver’s first ever win at the track and the second in
his career with the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders.
Agan led Josh Schneiderman and Roger Crockett at the outset of the
feature. On lap three, Andy Huston lost his left front wheel. While
the lead duo missed the incident, bad luck struck Crockett. He struck
the errant tire at the wrong time in the wrong place, upending the
Buffalo Wild Wings #82 and ending his night. He was uninjured.
The restart saw Agan leading Josh Schneiderman, Jarrod Schneiderman,
Jordan Weaver and Mike Houseman Jr. Three laps later, CJ Houseman
jumped the turn four cushion, struck the wall, and tipped over. He
was also uninjured.
Agan shot away each time in clean air. Josh Schneiderman tagged the
turn four wall while running second on lap thirteen, allowing his
brother, Jarrod, to surge by. Jarrod began gaining on Agan, who was
in lapped traffic before Tim Moore came to a stop with 21 laps in the
books, bringing a caution that set up a four lap dash to the
checkers. Under yellow flag conditions, Weaver, who was running
eighth, suffered a flat right rear tire.
Agan breezed to the win in the Dee Zee Manufacturing/DMB Supply/Turp’s
Automotive/Dickler Masch Plastics #4 ahead of Jarrod Schneiderman,
Josh Schneiderman, Mike Houseman Jr. and Russ Hall. Bobby Mincer,
Tony Shilling, hard-charger Davey Heskin, John Schulz and Harold
Pohren completed the top ten. Jarrod Schneiderman, Weaver, Houseman
Jr. and Crockett won heats. Kris Miller won the Dash, and Heskin took
“We’ve been pretty good here in a lot of ways, we just haven’t
finished the deal,” said Agan of his first win in 34 Raceway. “We’ve
had nights where we just haven’t finished it off and we wanted to make
sure to do that tonight. We were pretty good in the heat race, and
really good in the Dash. It was a great night. I can’t thank Jeff
and Amy Laue and the Sprint Invaders officials enough for what they
do. It’s such a great group to have and we’re fortunate to be a part
“We didn’t need that last restart there,” said Jarrod Schneiderman.
“We were catching (Agan) in lapped traffic. The car was pretty nice.
I started driving a little harder when I saw him. It wasn’t a bad
night. Our car wouldn’t take off as well on restarts. We need to get
that figured out for the next one.”
“I think we had a car to win,” said Josh Schneiderman. “Track
position was key tonight. We just got into the fence a little bit and
Jarrod got by. He had a good racecar too. (Hitting the wall) didn’t
affect car. As the race went on, we got better. It was good to
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Mallonee also pick up wins
By Dana Royer/34 Raceway
Also taking to the track Sunday night May 25 at 34 Raceway were the
Louisa Communications 4 Cylinders, Coors Light Mod Lites and the IMRA
Midgets making their second visit to 34 Raceway this season. The
vintage racers also took some turns around the 3/8 mile getting their
race cars back on the track.
Dan Keltner, Coralville, picked up another win at 34 Raceway in the
small but mighty field. Keltner took the lead from Gary Snyder on lap
five of their twelve lap feature and cruised to the win. Justin
Buchholz and Snyder rounded out the top three.
The IMRA Midgets were back at 34 Raceway for the second time this
season with Jeff Mallonee, Bettendorf, getting the win. Mallonee took
the lead on lap four from Shane Morgan. Brayden Gaylord moved into the
second spot with two laps to go chasing Mallonee. The two went into
turn four on the final lap nearly bumper to bumper but Mallonee would
pull away at the checkered for the win. Gaylord and Morgan would
follow to round out the top three.
In his first year racing 4 cylinders, Cody Washburne, Mt. Pleasant,
would get his first career feature win at 34 Raceway Sunday night .
Washburne took the lead from Jordan Tipps on lap ten of the twelve lap
Louisa Communications 4 Cylinder feature race and went on to get the
checkered flag. Rounding out the top three were Tipps, and Wayne Noble.
BROCKWAY MECHANICAL AND ROOFING SPRINT INVADERS
FEATURE: 1. John Agan, Knoxville, 2. Jarrod Schneiderman, West
Burlington, 3. Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, 4. Mike Houseman,
Jr., Des Moines, 5. Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, 6. Bobby Mincer,
Burlington, 7. Tony Schilling, Knoxville, 8. Davey Heskin,
St.Michaels, Mn., 9. John Schulz, West Burlington, 10. Harold Pohren,
New London, 11. Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, 12. Kris Miller,
Woodard, Ok., 13. Dave Getchell, Sperry, 14. Mitchell Alexander,
Knoxville, 15. Jordan Weaver, Woodard, Ok., 16. Tim Moore, Moline,
Il., 17. Damian Getchell, Sperry, 18. Kelly Graham, 19. CJ Houseman,
Norwalk, 20. Roger Crockett, Medford, Or., 21. Andy Huston, Roseville,
Il., 22. Bret Tripplett, Middletown, Il., HEAT WINNERS: Jarrod
Schneiderman, Weaver, Houseman, Jr., Crockett. B-MAIN – 1. Davey
Heskin, 2. John Schulz, 3. Dave Getchell, 4. Tim Moore, 5. Damian
Getchell, 6. Kyle Peterson, 7. Kelly Graham, 8. Scott Lawyer, Adair,
Il., 9. Chase Wanner, Agency, 10. Corey Timmerman, Burlington, 11.
Dustin Clark, Eldon, 12. Dustin Selvage, Indianola, 13. Carson McCarl,
Altoona, 14. Andy Krieger, Burlington. SPRINT INVADERS DASH WINNER –
LOUISA COMMUNICATIONS 4 CYLINDERS
FEATURE: 1. Cody Washburne, Mt. Pleasant, 2. Jordan Tipps, Wapello,
3. Wayne Noble, Wapello, 4. John Whalen, Ainsworth, 5. Roy Norton,
Burlington, 6. Jerrod Nichols, Stronghurst, Il., 7. Stevie Shull, Mt.
Pleasant, 8. Kevin, Mortimer, Biggsville, Il., 9. Daytona Fenton,
Burlington, 10. Ron Kibbe, Danville, 11. Brian Mehaffy, Danville, 12.
Shawn Baker, Burlington. HEAT WINNERS: Kibbe, Mehaffy
COORS LIGHT MOD LITES
FEATURE: 1. Daniel Keltner, Coralville, 2. Justin Buchholz,
Davenport, 3. Gary Snyder, Monmouth, Il., 4. Devon Rouse, Burlington,
5. Collin Ball, Wapello, 6. Jared Halcomb, Monmouth, Il., HEAT WINNER:
FEATURE:1. Jeff Mallonee, Bettendorf, 2. Brayden Gaylord, Wever, 3.
Shane Morgan, Creve Coeur, Il., 4. Johnny Murdock, 5. Barry Trone,
Smithshire, Il., 6. Brian Reick, Troy, Mo. HEAT WINNER: Mallonee.