Luellen Wins Bones Memorial

Story by Josh Reynolds
Stuart, IA (August 10) – The IMCA Northern SportMods were missing their roofs, but none of their speed as they put on an AWESOME display of driving! Clint Luellen came out on top of the Bones Memorial Topless SportMod feature and Charlie McKenna, Mike Morrill, Brian Blessington, Jacob Reiter, Cole Ferguson, Andy Forcht and Austin Luellen were the winners on Hawkeye Auto Salvage Night at the Races.
IMCA Late Models were first up at feature time with Bill Crimmins and Curtis Glover on the front row. Crimmins would lead over Glover and then Charlie McKenna until a lap 5 caution for Crimmins slowed the field. McKenna inherited the lead and took off like a rocket with Todd Cooney and Randy Foote in tow. Cooney threw the book at McKenna, drawing alongside a few times, but McKenna was too strong and went on to take the win. Cooney finished in second with Foote third, Randy Faux fourth and Vic Lovejoy fifth. Foote and McKenna were the heat race winners. Cooney was name the Track Champion by four points over McKenna.
MADCRA Mod Lites were up next with Mike Morrill and Charlie Brown leading the field to green. Morrill would be unchallenged in this race, leading all fifteen laps and taking the win. Brown finished second with Travis Stensland third, Jimmy May fourth and Joe Glick fifth. Morrill cleaned up, winning the heat race as well.
Marcus Fagan and Brian Blessington brought the IMCA Stock Cars to the track next with Fagan taking charge and leading through lap seven. Blessington made a run on the bottom side and took the point on lap eight. Fagan gave it all he had, but this night belonged to Blessington as he took home his 200th win in the Stock Car class. Fagan and Norm Belew finished second and third with Blessington also taking the heat race win.
IMCA Sport Compacts came out next with Jacob Reiter and Brandon Patava on the front row. Reiter took control and went on to the easy win. Patava and Cody Cleghorn rounded out the field with Cleghorn the heat race winner.
Rex Parkison and Ron Bash brought the IMCA Modified to the speedway next with Parkison leading the first three laps. Jake Durbin took the lead on lap four and Cole Ferguson took the top spot away on lap five. Josh Gilman moved into second the next time around and set out to track down Ferguson. As lap traffic came into play, Gilman began to close in on the lead. As the cars took the white flag the lead was down to a car length, and Gilman drove in hard on the bottom. Coming out of turn four Ferguson moved up beside a lap car and got the win by about a half a car length over Gilman! Nick Roberts finished third with Durbin fourth and Todd VanEaton fifth. Devon Havlik and Ferguson were the heat race winners.
Outlaw FWD’s were up next with Andy Forcht and Korbin Nourse on the front row. Forcht would lead all eight laps and cruise to the feature win. Nourse finished second with Cody Cleghorn third and Veronica Patava fourth. Nourse was the heat race winner.
Troy Phillips and Ryan Wells led the IMCA Hobby Stocks to green next with Phillips leading lap one. Jeremy Auten moved to the front for the next two laps until Shannon Anderson passed him for the lead on lap four. Anderson held strong at the front over Austin Luellen, but as the laps wound down the 3A found speed at the top of the track and began to close in on the lead. Luellen made his move on lap twelve, took the lead and went on to take the feature win. Jamie Schirm took second from Anderson on the last lap after being involved in a lap two skirmish and restarting in the back. Anderson was third with Auten fourth and Jacob Keiser fifth. Schirm, Luellen and Anderson were the heat race winners.
Last up for the night was the 1st Annual Bones Memorial for the IMCA Northern SportMods. The drivers voted a few weeks ago and decided to have this be a “topless” event where they had to remove their roofs and sail panels. To say that it was a unique look when the cars took to the track would be an understatement! This race paid tribute to our fallen official Richard “Bones” Welch. Bones would have been happy to see the field of drivers as well as the great track that they got to race on! Josh Sink and Chase Rudolf got the lucky draw and led the field to green with Jenae Gustin coming through to lead lap one. Gustin would hold the top spot till Clint Luellen passed her on lap four. Luellen would hold the lead through three cautions, but Gustin took the lead on lap nineteen. Luellen came around to take it back a lap later, and one final caution flew for debris on lap twenty three. This set up a mad dash to the checkered flag and it was taken by Luellen! Gustin came home second with Taylor Musselman third, Jerry Hinton fourth and Rudolf fifth. Hinton, Havens and Luellen were the heat race winners.      
We’d like to thank all who came out to support the race track at our tenth event of the year. Next week is Plowman/Stanley Trenching Night at the Races. It will be our Season Championship with all classes lining up by their total points accumulated for the year. We will also have a King of the Hill race for the class that has the most cars and two powder puff races!  See you then!



Late Models - Feature

Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 7 22    Charles Mckenna    Clear Lake, Ia
2 8 30    Todd Cooney    Des Moines, Ia
3 6 37    Randy Foote    Stanton , Ia
4 4 11    Randy Faux    Earlham , Ia
5 5 2V    Vic Lovejoy    Audubon , Ia
6 2 32    Curtis Glover    Des Moines, Ia
7 3 23    Paul Conrad    Colo , Ia
8 1 35    Bill Crimmins    Fort Dodge, Ia DNF
9 9 2A    Amanda O Neal    Council Bluffs, Ia DNS
10 10 05    Paul Nagle    Nevada , Ia DNS

Modifieds - Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 6 3F    Cole Ferguson    Dexter , Ia
2 8 83G    Josh Gilman    Earlham , Ia
3 5 23JR    Nick Roberts    Des Moines, Ia
4 3 18    Jake Durbin    Perry , Ia
5 10 V31    Todd Vaneaton    Orient , Ia
6 12 1F    Marcus Fagan    Adair , Ia
7 1 31R    Rex Parkison    Earlham , Ia
8 9 12C    Kent Croskey    Polk City, Ia
9 11 4    Tony Hilgenberg    Waukee , Ia
10 4 14B    Scott Bash    Windsor Heights, Ia
11 14 13J    Jared Deterding    Lincoln , Ne
12 2 14    Ron Bash    Stuart , Ia
13 13 131S    Ed Seibert    Dexter , Ia
14 7 5D    Devon Havlik    Iowa Falls, Ia

Stock Cars - Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 2 92B    Brian Blessington    Breda , Ia
2 1 1F    Marcus Fagan    Adair , Ia
3 3 76    Norman Belew    Granger , Ia

SportMods - Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 6 3L    Clint Luellen    Minburn , Ia
2 4 19J    Jenae Gustin    Marshalltown , Ia
3 5 13T    Taylor Musselman    Norwalk , Ia
4 3 34    Jerry Hinton    Adel , Ia
5 2 8CR    Chase Rudolf    Prole , Ia
6 8 82    Jake Mcbirnie    Boone , Ia
7 14 7+    Jared Timmerman    Norwalk , Ia
8 10 7    Carter Vandenberg    Oskaloosa , Ia
9 1 5    Josh Sink    Stanton , Ia
10 7 30    Shawn Cooney    Des Moines, Ia
11 9 72    Rick Ringgenberg    Kelley , Ia
12 17 234    Craig Roberts    Des Moines, Ia
13 16 99RE    Arie Schouten    Blair , Ne
14 15 42    Matt Hays    Stuart , Ia
15 11 99K    Kody Havens    Wiota , Ia DNF
16 13 321    Andy Tiernan     , Ia DNF
17 18 39    Larry Embrey    Madrid , Ia DNF
18 12 67X    Brandon Williams    Des Moines, Ia DNF

Hobby Stocks - Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 10 3A    Austin Luellen    Minburn , Ia
2 6 56    Jamie Schirm    Dexter , Ia
3 11 78    Shannon Anderson    Des Moines, Ia
4 3 20    Jeremy Auten    Clarinda , Ia
5 8 07    Jacob Keiser    Marengo , Ia
6 13 5    Dustin Lynch    Boone , Ia
7 14 88    Mike Leffler    Ankeny , Ia
8 1 66P    Troy Phillips    Prole , Ia
9 2 89R    Ryan Wells    Runnells , Ia
10 4 7P    Jordan Peters    Des Moines, Ia
11 12 11    David Castellano    Des Moines, Ia
12 17 37    Shane Butler    Scranton , Ia
13 7 T56    Tim Barber    Story City, Ia
14 5 5H    Andy Hick    Adel , Ia DNF
15 9 78B    Andrew Burg    Adel , Ia DNF
16 18 92    Buck Schafroth    Orient , Ia DNF
17 15 6    Bryan Keeney    Nevada , Ia DNF
18 16 57M    David Mcquiston    Van Meter, Ia DNS

Spt Compact - Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 1 43H    Jacob Reiter    Des Moines, Ia
2 3 61    Brandon Patava    Des Moines, Ia
3 2 21ZC    Cody Cleghorn    Des Moines, Ia

6 cyl. FWD - Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 3 17    Andy Forcht    Stuart , Ia
2 2 12    Korbin Nourse    Dexter , Ia
3 1 21ZC    Cody Cleghorn    Des Moines, Ia
4 4 61    Veronica Patava    Des Moines, Ia

Mod Lites - Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 1 6    Mike Morrill    Altoona , Ia
2 2 82    Charlie Brown    Nevada , Ia
3 6 89    Travis Stensland    Nevada , Ia
4 4 5J    Jimmy May    Desoto , Ia
5 5 3G    Joe Glick    Des Moines, Ia
6 3 17    Cory Sauerman    Grimes , Ia
7 8 95    Mike Kennedy    Boone , Ia
8 7 8    Dusty Masolini    Des Moines, Ia