DAVENPORT, Iowa (Sept. 21) – Andy Nezworski won the main event, Justin Kay won the tour title and Jeremiah Hurst won the IMCA Late Model championship when the Deery Brothers Summer Series concluded Friday at Davenport Speedway. Nezworski led every lap of the 40-lap, $2,000 to win caution-free Governor’s Cup feature. Chuck Hanna got close in lapped traffic but couldn’t find a way around the leader. Kay, who’d won the IMCA Modified feature earlier in the program, and Ryan Dolan both passed Hanna on the final lap; ‘B’ feature winner and hard charger Tyler Bruening rounded out the top five. The victory was Nezworski’s Deery career third and first since July of 2015. “This was great,” said Nezworski, whose best finish in five previous Deery starts this season had been ninth. “We’d had some struggles this year before we put in ‘old reliable,’ a motor I paid $3,500 for, and I think we’ve won five or six races with it.” “We’ve been decent here at Davenport,” he added. “We won a couple times here earlier [Read More]
DAVENPORT, Iowa (Aug. 24) – Sadly, rain has forced the Davenport Speedway to cancel tonight’s Season Championship racing program. The event will not be rescheduled. Promoter Bob Wagener reflected upon the situation. “It certainly is disappointing. Losing back-to-back races at the end of the regular season due to rain is tough, but it has happened before. All we can do now is congratulate the new track champions and pray for better weather for the September specials.” Unofficial Davenport Speedway track champions for 2018 are Bryce Garnhart in the Eriksen’s Chevrolet IMCA Modifieds; Matt Ryan in the Petersen Plumbing and Heating IMCA Late Models; and Brandon Setser in the Hawkeye Auto IMCA Northern SportMods. A change has been made to the Iowa Governor’s Cup on Friday, Sept. 21. The event originally slated for the half-mile, will be run on the quarter-mile track. The featured class is the Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models. Also racing will be IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods and Street Stocks. For additional information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit the website [Read More]
DAVENPORT, Iowa – Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods race for $750 to win their Mississippi Valley Fair show next Tuesday, July 24 at Davenport Speedway. A minimum of $75 will be paid to start and there is no entry fee for the draw/redraw show, held in conjunction with the World of Outlaws Late Models. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Iowa State, but no track points will be awarded. General admission is $25 and box seats are $30. More information about the Northern SportMod portion of the program will be available from the IMCA office.
By Mike McGuire DAVENPORT, Iowa (July 6) – Chuck Hanna picked up his third Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model feature win of the season Friday at Davenport Speedway. Hanna blasted from his second row starting spot to the lead on lap one. Hanna led all 25 laps and at one point had a half lap lead over the rest of the field. Matt Ryan finished second with Andy Nezworski third. Nathan Hall picked up his first ever Eriksen Chevrolet IMCA Modified feature. Hall started on the pole and led every lap en route to the win. A caution with three laps to go reset the field but Hall again pulled away to take the checkers. Bryce Garnhart finished second, ahead of Chris Zogg. Brandon Jewell avoided numerous cautions, survived the ensuing restarts and looked to be the winner of the Hawkeye Auto IMCA Northern SportMod feature. However, when he failed post-race inspection, the win went to Doug Burkhead. Dave Engelkens, in his first race at Davenport this year, was scored in second, followed by [Read More]
By Mike McGuire DAVENPORT, Iowa (June 29) – The first race night of summer at the Davenport Speedway was an interesting one. Adding to the excitement was a partial loss of power, two-thirds of the way through the racing program. The Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model feature went green, white, checkered again. Rob Toland collected his second win of the season in the division. Toland got out front early and held the lead the rest of the way to the checkers. A dandy three-way battle for second went to Chuck Hanna, with Matt Ryan taking third. Bob Dominacki took home the trophy in the Eriksen Chevrolet IMCA Modified feature. The win was Dominacki’s first point victory at Davenport since 2014. He took the lead after a lap 15 restart and had to hold off Toland and Mitch Morris down the stretch for the win. Morris ended up second with Toland third. The Hawkeye Auto IMCA Northern SportMod feature saw Keith Blum take win number three of the season. Mike Haines and Doug Burkhead [Read More]
By Mike McGuire DAVENPORT, Iowa (June 15) – Matt Ryan captured his second Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model feature of the season Friday at Davenport Speedway. Tim Simpson and Andy Nezworski each had a shot at the lead before Ryan grabbed the point on lap four. Ryan led the remaining laps for the win. Nezworski held on for second with Rob Toland third. Chuck Hanna and Tim Simpson completed the first five. Eriksen Chevrolet IMCA Modified action saw Mitch Morris take his first feature win of the season. Morris took the lead after a lap four restart. Toland drove to a second place finish followed by Jason Pershy, Bob Dominacki, and Greg Durbin, in that order. Twenty-five Modifieds were on hand. Cautions slowed the Hawkeye Auto IMCA Northern SportMod main. When the race was called, Keith Blum was headed to victory lane with his second win of the season. Brandon Setser was scored second with Tony Olson third. Nick Groth took fourth with Tyler Soppe fifth.
DAVENPORT, Iowa (June 8) – Joe Docekal dialed up the $2,000 feature win at Davenport Speedway’s Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod Challenge Friday night. The 50-lap main event started with Troy Bauer taking the lead from a front row starting spot. After a lap 11 restart, Dalton Simonsen, made his bid for the lead on the high side. As Bauer moved up to block the move, Tony Olson dove to the bottom and took away the lead. Olson, the 2016 SportMod Challenge winner, then led the next 30 laps. The final restart came on lap 44 and allowed Docekal to drive around Olson for lead. Docekal led the remaining laps for the win. Gage Neal also passed Olson in the final laps to finish second. Olson held on for third. Brayton Carter finished fourth and Simonsen fifth. Drivers from three states vied in the sixth annual event. Austin Moyer topped the IMCA Modified main and Chuck Hanna won his second straight Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model feature. Feature results – 1. Joe Docekal; 2. [Read More]
DAVENPORT, Iowa – Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods vie in a $2,000 to win main event on Friday, June 8 at Davenport Speedway. The IMCA SportMod Challenge will use a draw/redraw format and IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Iowa State points will be awarded for the draw/redraw show. Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 5:45 p.m. with racing to follow. Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and students, and free for kids ages 12 and under. Pit passes are $30. IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Late Models are also on the Friday program, racing for all points. More information is available at the www.davenportspeedway.com website or by calling 563 340-4079.
By Mike McGuire DAVENPORT, Iowa (June 1) – The Davenport Speedway kicked off the month of June in style Friday with three IMCA drivers collecting their first local feature wins of the season. In Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model action, Chuck Hanna stole the show. Hanna easily won his heat race and then dominated the feature, leading 23 of the 25 laps. Hanna took the lead from Joe Ross on lap three and never looked back. Matt Ryan moved up through the field to record a second place finish. Joe Ross, Andy Nezworski and Rob Toland, completed the top five. The Eriksen Chevrolet IMCA Modified feature had a similar story. A lap six restart gave Eric Barnes the opportunity to pass Craig Crawford for the lead. Barnes led the rest of the way. Bryce Garnhart came from mid-pack to finish second, while Chris Zogg went from deep in the field to take third. Craig Crawford held on to fourth with Bruce Hanford completing the top five. Jared Waterman won his first Hawkeye Auto IMCA Northern [Read More]
By Mike McGuire DAVENPORT, Iowa (May 25) – Rob Toland made two trips to victory lane Friday night at Davenport Speedway. Toland captured both the IMCA Late Model and the IMCA Modified features. In the Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model main, Joe Beal led lap one. After that, it was all Toland. Late in the race, Matt Ryan made things interesting as he passed Chuck Hanna for second, but didn’t have enough laps left to make a serious bid for the lead. Following the lead duo were Hanna, Chad Holladay, and Nick Marolf, in that order. The Eriksen Chevrolet IMCA Modified feature had a similar story. Derek Wilson grabbed the early lead from the pole. Wilson survived the first restart, but the second on lap five saw Toland go to the front. Rob led the rest of the way to the checkers. Bruce Hanford settle for second over Matt Werner. Chris Zogg finished fourth with Bob Dominacki fifth. Hawkeye Auto IMCA SportMods started and ended the racing program. The make-up feature from last week [Read More]