STEWARD, ROTHZEN, BOWLING, WYETT, HALCOMB & DUNKER SCORE WINS AT 34 RACEWAY SAT. APRIL 26ththirtyfour
The 20 lap IMCA Modified feature was up next, with Dugan Thye and Tyler Glass leading the field to the green. Glass took advantage of his front row start to grab the lead on lap 1 over Dustan Fenton and Thye. As Glass pulled away from the field and looked to be heading to the win, the first caution came out on lap 8 to bring the field back to his back bumper. Thye would spin in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. Disaster would strike Glass on the restart, as he slid off turns 1 and 2 and came to a stop in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. Brandon Rothzen, who started 7th, inherited the lead for the restart, with Dennis LaVeine close behind in second. Rothzen held off LaVeine over the final 12 laps to pick up his second win of the weekend, as he scored a win Friday night at the CJ Speedway in Columbus Junction, Iowa. LaVeine settled for 2nd, Mitch Morris came from 9th to finish in 3rd, Jerrod Fuller started 10th and finished in 4th, with Fenton holding on for 5th.
Shane Quam and Donnie Steward drew the front row for the 20 lap 305 Sprint feature, with Steward grabbing the lead on lap 1 over Quam and Shawn Whiting. Steward then worked to hold back Quam and John Schulz over the next 8 laps, when the first caution came out to slow the action. Jacob Glasgow and Chase Wanner spun in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Steward jumped back out front, with Schulz over taking Quam for the runner up spot. Steward held the top spot until lap 12, when Schulz slid under him to take the lead. Schulz looked to be heading to his second win in a row, until disaster struck him on lap 15. Heavy smoke poured out from under his machine down the front stretch, as he came to a stop off turn 2, to bring out the caution and ending his night. Steward inherited the lead for the restart and held it until the final caution appeared one lap later, on lap 16. Justin Newberry, who started 8th and was running 5th, did a complete 360 in turn 2 and collected Dustin Whiting, who started 16th and was running 6th, to bring out the yellow. Once again Steward moved out front on the restart and then held on over the final 4 laps to pick up the win. Jayson Ditsworth came from 12th to finish in 2nd, Quam held on for 3rd, Nick Guernsey started 13th and finished in 4th, with Newberry recovering from his lap 16 spin to come back up to finish 5th.
The final feature to take to the track was the 12 lap 4 Cylinders, with Dustin Ravelin and Shawn Baker leading the field to the green. On the first attempt of a green flag, Ravelin jumped the start to bring out the yellow. But Baker, Rachael Reger, Brian Mehaffy, Billy Stanford, and Austen Becerra piled up in turn 2 to bring out the red flag. The second attempt of a start saw Ravelin jump the start to bring the yellow back on, which sent Ravelin to the back and moved Jerrod Nichols to the pole for the third restart. On the third original start Daytona Fenton would roll several times in turn four to bring the red flag out. Fenton climbed from his car okay! Nichols and William Michel, who had started 8th, now led the field to the green. But it was 11th place starter Wayne Noble who grabbed the lead on lap 1 over Nichols and Michel. Noble would hold the top spot until lap 10, when Patrick “Skipp” Dunker, who started 12th, used the top of the track to get past Noble for the lead. Dunker then led the final 2 laps to pick up his first win of the season. Noble was 2nd, Michel was 3rd, Nichols was 4th, with Chuck Fullenkamp coming from 10th to round out the top 5.
Notes from 34: 22 4 Cylinders, 21 305 Sprints, 18 SportMods, 17 Stock Cars, 12 Modifieds, and 10 Mod Lites made up the 100 cars signed in for the night……Brett Timmerman, who was running 3rd, slipped over turns 1 and 2 on lap 13 of the SportMod feature and fell back to 6th where he finished….Bobby Anders came from 15th to pass 8 cars to take home a 7th place finish….Bradley Holtmeyer started 16th and finished in 10th….Dakota Simmons recovered from the lap 5 spin to come back up to finish in 11th….Andre’ LaPorte also recovered from the lap 5 spin to come back up to 13th….Colton Bowman started 18th and finished 14th……Randy Wachter started the Stock Car feature in 14th and passed 5 cars to take home a 9th place finish….Derek Schwandt had troubles in his heat to force him to scratch from the feature……Bill Roberts started the Modified feature in 8th and finished 6th….Tyler Glass recovered from his lap 8 spin to come back to finish 7th….Dugan Thye also recovered from his lap 8 spin to come back up to 8th….Larry McConnell started 12th and finished 10th……Andy Huston came from 19th in the 305 Sprint feature and passed 13 cars to finish in 6th….Dave Getchell came from 14th to finish in 7th….Dillan Roth passed 13 cars from his 21st starting spot to finish in 8th….Andy Krieger started 15th and took home a 9th place finish….Dustin Whiting recovered from being involved in the lap 16 caution to come back up to finish in 10th….Kyle Peterson had troubles in his heat to force him to scratch from the feature……Jacob Brown started the 4 Cylinder feature in 14th and passed 8 cars to finish in 6th….Jeff DeLonjay came from 13th to finish in 7th….Bryerson Tharp started 18th and passed 10 cars to finish in 8th….Larry Miller passed 13 cars from his 22nd starting spot to take home a 9th place finish….Dustin Ravelin recovered from his two false starts on the start of the feature to come from the rear to finish in 10th….Roy Norton passed 9 cars from his 20th place starting spot to finish in 11th….Kevin Mortimer started 16th and finished in 13th….Tyler Dimmitt came from 19th to finish in 14th….Duane Dixon started 21st and came up to finish in 17th.