Maquoketa Speedway - Race results and story 4/6/19

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Wroten, Wauters split Maquoketa Speedway Twin 20s; Kay, Soppe, Schmitt, Grossman also race to checkers

By Nick McCrady

See story below. Following are results from stock car racing Saturday evening at Maquoketa Speedway, featuring Hobby Stock Twin 20s.

Shawn’s Auto Service IMCA Hobby Stocks

1st Feature (20 laps) – 1. 14C Leah Wroten 2. 60 Dakota Simonsen 3. 09 Daniel Wauters 4. 1 Kaden Reynolds 5. 45 Justin Wacha 6. 01 Kile Vohringer 7. 11S Shane Oberbreckling 8. 3M Brett Marshall 9. 7 Robbie Harding 10. M1 Lane Vohringer 11. 28 Bobby Taggart 12. 33X Aaron Vegter

2nd Feature (20 laps) – 1. Wauters 2.Reynolds 3. Simonsen 4. Wacha 5. Wroten 6. Oberbreckling 7. L. Vohringer 8. Taggart 9. Marshall 10. Harding 11. K. Vohringer 12. Vegter

1st Heat (6 laps) – 1. Reynolds 2. K. Vohringer 3. Taggart 4. Wacha

2nd Heat (6 laps) – 1. L. Vohringer 2. Wauters 3. Wroten 4. Marshall

QCJeeps.com IMCA Modifieds

Feature (20 laps) – 1. 15K Justin Kay 2. 93 Matt Werner 3. 3G Bryce Garnhart 4. 56D Travis Denning 5. 7M Matt Short 6. 21M Tyler Madigan 7. 11 Ray Cox, Jr. 8. 19B Austin Blume 9. 1 Eric Barnes 10. 60F Jarrett Franzen 11. 88 Jaden Fryer 12. 15W Danny Walter 13. 28C Joel Crowbridge 14. 18R Terry Rentfro 15. 1M* Mike Goben 16. 32C Chad Holladay 17. 0 Joe Beal 18. 40 Nathan Hall 19. 77J Steve Johnson 20. 14D Dustin Morden

1st Heat (8 laps) – 1. Madigan 2. Kay 3. Blume 4. Johnson

2nd Heat (8 laps) – 1. Werner 2. Short 3. Garnhart 4. Holladay

3rd Heat (8 laps) – 1.Barnes 2. Denning 3. Franzen 4. Beal

B&D Pit Stop IMCA SportMods

Feature (15 laps) – 1. 3T Tyler Soppe 2. 17C Shane Paris 3. 12N Gage Neal 4. 4 Jerry Miles 5. 22 Austin Heacock 6. T23 Tony Olson 7. 75C Bruce Current 8. 6R Rusty Deshaw 9. 77X Brandon Setser 10. 35JR Justin Becker 11. K3 Kyle Olson 12. 32 T.J. Fortmann 13. 29S Tim Sheppard 14. 4R Randy Lamar 15. 75 Bob Silaggi 16. 28 Bobby Taggart 17. 17 Jed Frederick 18. 35 Chance Huston 19. 71J Justin Schroeder 20. 25 Brandon Jewel

1st B-Main (6 laps) – 1. Setser 2. K. Olson 3. Fortmann 4. 14J Matt Speidel

2nd B-Main (6 laps) – 1. Huston 2. Lamar 3. Frederick 4. DNS

1st Heat (6 laps) – 1. Taggart 2. Becker 3. Current 4. Setser

2nd Heat (6 laps) – 1. Sheppard 2. Paris 3. T. Olson 4. 74 Doug Burkhead

3rd Heat (6 laps) – 1. Deshaw 2. Neal 3. Heacock 4. Lamar

4th Heat (6 laps) – 1. Miles 2. Soppe 3. Silaggi 4. 429 Jacob Ellithorpe

GRE / REV Chassis IMCA Stock Cars

Feature (15 laps) – 1. 18 Tom Schmitt 2. 74C Cole Mather 3. 27Z Chase Zaruba 4. 5B Tim Bader 5. 3T Terry Dulin 6. 0 Brett Wenzel

1st Heat (6 laps) – 1. Schmitt 2. Wenzel 3. Mather 4. Zaruba

Obie’s Bar & Restaurant / B&C Liquor 4 Cylinders

Feature (12 laps) – 1. 101 Michael Grossman 2. 5 Jake Benischek 3. Z50 Joe Zrostlik 4. 21 Andy Wagener 5. 4 Shawn McDermott 6. 3E Dillon Embree 7. 4R Ashley Reuman 8. T78 Tyler Shady 9. W1 John Campbell 10. 11 Rick Hempstead 11. 56 Joe Lafrenz 12. 88 Jamie Wood 13. 11H Justin Hempstead 14. 815 Dustin Forbes 15. 66R Spencer Roggentien 16. 24 Korey Lana

1st Heat (4 laps) – 1. Benischek 2. Zrostlik 3. McDermott 4. R. Hempstead

2nd Heat (4 laps) – 1. Grossman 2. Lafrenz 3. Embree 4. Shady



By ROB HINCKLEY

MAQUOKETA, IA (April 6) – Crews and drivers discussed the track conditions throughout the pit area Saturday evening at Maquoketa Speedway.

The consensus was fast and tacky even at feature race time.

Leah Wroten adjusted and “Mrs. Dominator” did just that, dominated, en route to the 20-lap Shawn’s Auto Service IMCA Hobby Stock feature number one win during the season opener Twin 20s.

“This heavy track usually isn’t my style this late in the night,” Wroten said in Hoker Trucking Victory Lane. “But I was able to put the car anywhere I needed and it worked. I can’t thank everyone on the car enough. They had it ready to go.”

Wroten, of Independence, wheeled from middle of the starting field and bided her time to the front, which gave her a view of what feature two may look like with an inverted start.

“I started this one eighth so it gives me a good idea what to watch for and we know this car can do it.”

But in the nightcap, West Branch’s Daniel Wauters threaded through traffic, avoided some complications, past Kaden Reynolds late and was first to the checkers.

Wauters had the most wins in 2018. This win broke a four-race win streak by Wroten at MS.

Dakota Simonsen, Wauters, Reynolds and Justin Wacha followed Wroten. Behind Wauters were Reynolds, Simonsen, Wacha and Wroten.

Wroten spun while running third in the second feature and climbed from the tail to fifth.

Justin Kay was all smiles in Victory Lane following a 20-lap sweep in the QCJeeps.com IMCA Modified feature.

Kay paced every circuit from the pole for his first 2019 victory, holding off charges from Matt Werner and 2018 champion Bryce Garnhart. Travis Denning and Matt Short were next.

Tyler Soppe was just four points short of a 2018 track title. He quickly laid claim to 2019 by winning the B&D Pit Stop IMCA SportMod 15-lap finale.

The “Rocketman” launched from fourth starting spot and grabbed the point early from Shane Paris. The 2018 champ Gage Neal, Jerry Miles and Austin Heacock completed the top five.

It was sort of a last minute decision for Tom Schmitt to wheel his GRE / REV Chassis IMCA Stock Car at the season opener.

The choice was good as he sped away with the 15-lap feature win for a sweep of the night. Cole Mather, Chase Zaruba, Tim Bader and Terry Dulin followed.

Michael Grossman made the three hour trip from Keokuk worth it as he won his heat and feature to top off the Obie’s Bar and Restaurant / B&C Liquors 4 Cylinders night.

He held off Jake Benischek and a charging Joe Zrostlik for the 12-lap win. Andy Wagener and Shawn McDermott came next.

A total of 84 race teams from three states hit the track to start the season.

Action continues on the 3/8-mile, dirt oval this Saturday April 13 highlighted by the Hershel Roberts / Ray Guss, Sr. Memorial for IMCA Deery Bros. Summer Series Late Models.

The winner of the 50-lap feature takes home $2,500.

Also on the card will be QCJeeps.com IMCA Modifieds, B&D Pit Stop IMCA SportMods, GRE / REV Chassis IMCA Stock Cars, Shawn’s Automotive Hobby Stocks and Obie’s Bar & Restaurant / B&C Liquors 4 Cylinders.

Start times are moved up for this event. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. Hot laps are 5:15.

Trackside Promotions also is promoter of Dubuque Speedway in 2019 with Sunday evening racing.

For more information, including purchasing advanced tickets, log on to tracksidepromotionsia.com, the track Facebook page or call 563-940-7841.
 




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