Friday Modified feature at Davenport has surprise finish 

By Mike McGuire

DAVENPORT, Iowa (May 5) – Friday night’s Eriksen IMCA Modified main event at Davenport had a little bit of everything, including a surprise finish.

After the original start was wiped out by a yellow flag, Rick Hixson jumped out to the early lead from the third starting position. Hixson survived several challenges and a couple restarts.

On the final lap, however, Hixson left a little room on the bottom in turn two. When Rob Toland tried to fill the hole, the two made contact with Hixson’s car going around and bringing out the yellow. Both drivers were put to the back, ultimately giving the win to Eric Barnes.

Matt Werner was scored second with Mitch Morris third. Jason Pershy and Darin Duffy finished fourth and fifth respectively.

Thirty-three Modifieds were on hand.

Tony Olson continued his reign in the Hawkeye Auto IMCA Northern SportMods. After Randy Far­rell and Ben Chapman each had a turn at the lead, Olson grabbed the top spot just before half­way. Olson held on for the win in the race that was shortened by the time limit.

Justin Veloz took second, holding off Dustin Schram. Chapman finished fourth, followed by Dave Engelkens.