Morris family doubles up at Davenport

By Mike McGuire

DAVENPORT, Iowa (April 22) – Davenport Speedway celebrated the Koehler Electric Sea­son Opener Friday night. For one family in attendance, victory lane celebrations started to look like a family reunion.

Mitch Morris and Jake Morris had identical nights at Davenport Speedway, although in two sepa­rate classes. Mitch (IMCA Modified) and Jake (IMCA Northern SportMod) each won their respec­tive heat races. Each started their feature on the outside pole, led every lap and won the features, which were run back-to-back.

Rob Toland led flag-to-flag for the win in the Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model fea­ture. Toland set a blistering pace that no one was able to follow.

Brunson Behning finished a distant second followed by Luke Goedert. Matt Ryan and Jay Chenoweth rounded out the top five.

In the Eriksen’s IMCA Modified feature that was won by Mitch Morris, Bryce Garnhart put together a nice run to finish second. Doug Crampton took third over Todd Hansen and Darin Duffy. Thirty-two Mods were on hand Friday.

Following Jake Morris to the checkers in the Hawkeye Auto IMCA Northern SportMod feature was Dan Anderson. Tony Olson started dead last but finished third. Mike Goben and Casey Wages were fourth and fifth, respectively.