BURLINGTON, IA (4-13-13) – The Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) made a stop at 34 Raceway Saturday night April 13 with twenty-four 410 sprint cars trying for the $3000 to win check. The 34 Raceway track crew worked overtime to get the track race ready despite a rainy week. Ian Madsen, Knoxville, Iowa, held off a hard charge by Terry McCarl to take the checkered flag in the 30 lap feature event. Also taking home a trophy and winner’s check were Jason Cook, Mt. Pleasant (IMCA Stock Cars), Chase Flatt, Monmouth, Il (Mod Lites), and Skip Dunker (4 Cylinders). Making their first of four stops at 34 Raceway were the Midwest Performance and Power Pit Bikes and Quad Racers with a over 50 taking to the special made pit bike and quad track. Jody Steward, Burlington, took the checkered flag in the pit bike feature and did Tanner, Gipple, New London, won the quad feature.
(Bill Wright)– Ian Madsen was planning on wrapping up a championship at the Sydney Speedway in Australia on Saturday night. Unforeseen travel issues arose for the St. Mary’s, New South Wales native, and he ended up at 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa racing at the Midwest Open Wheel Association opener. He made the most of it by sweeping the night’s events, holding off Terry McCarl, who charged from the tail of the field in an electric feature event. The win was worth $3,000 and came on the first night of competition with his brand new team (Brent Nehring #18).
After a heat win, and by virtue of a win in the Dash, Madsen started on the pole and shot out to a big lead early on in the 30-lapper with Lucas Wolfe in tow. A spin by Mike Moore with two laps in the books slowed things. Third running and two-time and defending MOWA champion, Jerrod Hull, suffered a flat left rear under caution, and restarted at the tail. McCarl had done the same at the race’s outset, with mag box problems the culprit.
McCarl, would move up to seventh from the tail on a track that was lending multiple grooves. McCarl began picking off cars, and had shot by Jimmy Hurley into third by lap 21. Two laps later, he was
While eyes were on McCarl, who could not catch Madsen, Wolfe, who restarted seventh, was blazing a trail of his own. Incredibly, he would finish third behind the lead pair. Bruns was fourth, ahead of Ben Wagoner, and Hull, who did his own recovery effort from the tail. Hurley, Paul Nienhiser (from 22nd), Light and Robbie Standridge completed the top ten.
“It was pretty hectic in lapped traffic,” said Madsen in Victory Lane. “I knew (McCarl) would be coming. He’s an excellent racer. I knew he and Lucas would be coming from the back. I’m just looking forward to racing with him week in and week out at Knoxville. It was an awesome race. I hope we can beat him a couple more times this year.”
“It’s unfortunate that yellow came out,” said McCarl of the late caution that interrupted his chase of Madsen. “We put a little harder tire on than most guys did. The tires sealed up, and Ian took off on us. We certainly came to win, that pays the best. But I’m a promoter at heart, and that was a show. Hopefully, all the fans who braved the cold weather saw a good show.”
“I’m not sure what happened to it,” said Wolfe of his left rear tire on the Buffalo Wild Wings #82. “It must have had a hole in it. The track ended up being pretty racy and gave us two options.”
(Dana Royer) – The Mod Lite feature saw five lead changes in the fifteen lap feature with Chase Flatt getting his first ever win at 34 Raceway. Greg Rossell and Daniel Keltner would lead the field at different times but it was Flatt who would take the lead when it counted and took the checkered flag. Keltner would finish second followed by Rossell, Evan Epperson and Blake Woodruff rounding out the top five.
Another first time winner was Skip Dunker in the I Connect You/Louisa Communications 4 Cylinder feature event. Dunker took the lead from Chuck Fullenkamp on the seventh circuit and would take the checkered flag by several car lengths over John Whalen in the 25 car, 12 lap feature. Rounding out the top five were Whalen, Fullenkamp, Wayne Noble and Kimberly Abbott.
Although the Pepsi IMCA Stock Cars were the final event of the evening all twenty-one cars put on an exciting show for the fans. Jim Lynch, Jason Cook and John Oliver would battle for the top three positions with Cook and Lynch exchanging leads several times early on in the twenty lap feature. A Red flag on the nineteenth lap for a fire on one of the cars made for a green, white, checker finish. Cook continued to hold his lead and would take the win with John Oliver holding off Lynch at the finish line. Brett Timmerman and Todd Reitzler rounded out the top five.
34 Raceway Results 4/13/13
PEPSI IMCA STOCK CARS
FEATURE: 1. Jason Cook, Mt. Pleasant, 2. John Oliver, Jr., Danville, 3. Jim Lynch, Donnellson, 4. Brett Timmerman, Wapello, 5. Todd Reitzler, Grinnell, 6. Ray Raker, Danville, 7. Abe Huls, Carthage, Il., 8. Chris Wibbell, Dallas City, Il., 9. Derek Kirkland, Centerville, 10. Jeremy Pundt, Donnellson, 11. Adam Klocke, Carroll, 12. Chad Krogmeier, Burlington, 13. Blaine Dopler, Wapello, 14. Cole Simmons, Morning Sun, 15. John Brockway, Morning Sun, 16. Tom Bowling, Danville, 17. Shane Richardson, Morning Sun, 18. Lane Kauffman, Columbus City, 19. Terry Klocke, Carroll, 20. Corey Strothman, Mt. Union, 21. Travis Hartman, Burlington, 22. Mark Bowman, Burlington. HEAT WINNERS: Raker, Cook, Lynch.
I CONNECT YOU/LOUISA COMMUNICATIONS 4 CYLINDERS
FEATURE: 1. Skip Dunker, 2. John Whalen, Ainsworth, 3. Chuck Fullenkamp, Ft. Madison, 4. Wayne Noble, Wapello, 5. Kimberly Abbott, Camp Point, Il., 6. Austen Becerra, Carthage, Il., 7. Jacob Brown, Wapello, 8. Bryerson Tharp, Grandview, 9. Matt Marshall, Burlington, 10. Brian Mehaffy, Danville, 11. Mike Hornung Keokuk, 12. Nichola Van Hemurt, Drakesville, 13. Ron Kibbe, Danville, 14. Shawn Baker, Burlington, 15. Kevin Mortimer, Biggsville, Il, 16. Becky Dockendorff, Danville, 17. Travis Smith, LaHarpe, Il., 18. Trent Orwig, Blakesburg, 19. Billy Stanford, Wapello, 20. Jerrod Nichols, Stronghurst, Il., 21. Scott Smith, Alexndria, Mo., 22. William Michel, Farmington, 23. Roy Norton, Burlington, 24. Brent Hartley, Niota, Il., 25. Matt Moore, Ottumwa, 26. Ron Pace, Atalissa. HEAT WINNERS: Dunker, Fullenkamp.
FEATURE: 1. Chase Flatt, Monmouth, Il., 2. Daniel Keltner, Wapello, 3. Greg Rossell, Knoxville, Il., 4. Evan Epperson, Muscatine, 5. Blake Woodruff, Galesburg, Il., 6. Justin Buchholz, Davenport, 7. Jimmy Halcomb, Kirkwood, Il., 8. Andrew Smith, Kirkwood, Il., 9. Devon Rouse, Burlington, 10. Collin Ball, Wapello, 11. Gary Snyder, Monmouth,Il., HEAT WINNERS: Flatt Epperson.
MOWA 410 Sprints
FEATURE: 1. Ian Madsen, Knoxville, Il., 2. Terry McCarl, Altoona, 3. Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA, 4. AJ Bruns, Athens, Il., 5. Ben Wagoner, Emden, Il., 6. Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, Mo., 7. Jimmy Hurley, Springfield, Il., 8. Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, Il., 9. Jimmy Light, Lizton, In., 10. Robbie Standridge, Springfield, Il., 11. Jeremy Standridge, Springfield, Il.,12. Trever Reynolds, Ankeny, 13. Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, 14. Chris Urish, Elkhart, Il., 15. Jimmy Davies, Oquawka, Il., 16. Cory Bruns, Lincoln, Il., 17. Mike Moore, East Des Moines, 18. Robert Bell, Colfax, 19. Dave Getchell, Sperry, 20. Logan Faucon, Elkhart, Il., 21. Brandon Throne, Sheboygan, Wi, 22. Dustin Selvage, Indianola. HEAT WINNERS: Bruns, Hull, Madsen.
FEATURE: (top 6) 1. Jody Steward, Burlington, 2. Kole King, Burlington, 29. Colton Ough, Fort Madison, 4. Jarrod Booten, Fort Madison, 5. Cory Ough, Fort Madison, 17. Logan Benson, Argyle.
FEATURE: (top 6) 1. Tanner Gipple, New London, 2. McCain Richards, Burlington, 3. Cory Ellerbroek, Mt. Pleasant, 4. Adam Seabold, Keokuk, 5. Matt Pepmeyer, Macomb, Il., 6. Eddie Roberts, Burlington. .
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