Luellen Wins Bones Memorial
Story by Josh Reynolds
Stuart, IA (August 16) – Clint Luellen was the big winner this week as he took the second annual Richard Welch “Bones” Memorial at Stuart Speedway. Jacob Reiter, Marcus Fagan, John Watson and Nick Roberts were the rest of the winners on Jorgensen Custom Hay Services Night at the Races.
Ralph Bunce and Curtis Miller led the IMCA Sport Compacts to the green flag to start off the night, but it was Jacob Reiter leading on lap one. Reiter and Miller ran 1-2 until Miller broke on lap seven. Reiter picked up where he left off when the green flag flew and went on to the win. Terry Romick III finished second with Bunce third, Cody Smith fourth and Rod Cleghorn fifth. Reiter was also the heat race winner.
IMCA Stock Cars came out next with Bryan Snell and Josh Daniels on the front row. Daniels led the first six laps until Marcus Fagan found a way around him to take over on lap seven. Brian Blessington followed Fagan into second a lap later and set out to track down the top spot, but Fagan had too much muscle on this night and went on to the win. Blessington finished second with Daniels third, Robert Merkle fourth and Adam Hensel fifth. Daniels was the heat race winner.
Chad LeGere and Jason Day brought out the IMCA Hobby Stocks next with LeGere leading the first lap. Lap two saw the race’s only yellow when Shannon Anderson and Buck Schafroth tangled in turn two. Once the race started back up LeGere continued to lead over John Watson and Schafroth. Watson patiently waited for an opening, and the opening came on lap seven. Once Watson took over the battle was for second between LeGere and Schafroth. Watson went on to take the win and Schafroth took second on the last lap. Austin Luellen finished third, Andy Hick fourth and Korbin Nourse fifth. LeGere and Jeff Anderson were the heat race winners.
IMCA Modifieds were up next with Bob Daniels and Matt Webb leading the field to green. Brett Ladehoff used the bottom line to take the lead on lap one, but Webb utilized the high side of the track to take the top spot on lap two. Webb continued to lead until lap fourteen when Nick Roberts made it by to take over. Roberts cruised to the win with Webb second, Josh Gilman third, Jeff James fourth and Travis Hatcher fifth. Todd VanEaton and Webb were the heat race winners.
Last up for the night was the IMCA Northern SportMod 25 lap Bones Memorial feature with Jerry Hinton and Jake Sachau on the front row. Hinton led lap one with Austin Kaplan going by to lead on lap two. Kaplan led until lap five when seventh starting Clint Luellen made it by on the extreme high side of the track. Yellows on lap seven and seventeen were the only things slowing down Luellen on this night as he went on to take his second of two Bones Memorial trophies and the $1000 that came with it! Visitors Kaplan and Logan Anderson took second and third with Hinton and Kody Havens rounding out the top five. Shawn Cooney, Clint and Austin Luellen were the heat race winners.
Next week will be Karl Chevrolet Night at the Races with the IMCA Late Models joining us for their last installment in 2015. Any new Stock Cars will receive a FREE pit pass for the driver next week as well! We will also have the Micro Sprints in attendance in addition to our five regular classes! See you then!


Modifieds - Feature

Finish Start Car Driver Hometown  
1 10 23JR    Nick Roberts    Des Moines, Ia  
2 5 51X    Matthew Webb    Des Moines, Ia  
3 9 83G    Josh Gilman    Earlham , Ia  
4 7 71    Jeff James    Stanton , Ia  
5 8 13H    Travis Hatcher    Honey Creek, Ia  
6 3 3X    Brett Ladehoff    Marshalltown , Ia  
7 11 74S    Chris Sieweke    Santa Rosa, Ca  
8 6 V31    Todd Vaneaton    Orient , Ia  
9 4 14B    Scott Bash    Windsor Heights, Ia  
10 1 25D    Bob Daniels    Des Moines, Ia   DNF
11 2 14    Ron Bash    Stuart , Ia   DNF

Stock Cars - Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown  
1 4 1F    Marcus Fagan    Adair , Ia  
2 3 92B    Brian Blessington    Breda , Ia  
3 2 25J    Josh Daniels    Carlisle , Ia  
4 5 54    Robert Merkle    Des Moines, Ia  
5 6 7H    Adam Hensel    Atlantic , Ia   DNF
6 1 3S    Bryan Snell    Coon Rapids, Ia   DNF

SportMods - Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown  
1 7 3L    Clint Luellen    Minburn , Ia  
2 3 111    Austin Kaplan    Des Moines, Ia  
3 4 9A    Logan Anderson    Oskaloosa , Ia  
4 1 34    Jerry Hinton    Adel , Ia  
5 6 99K    Kody Havens    Wiota , Ia  
6 8 13T    Taylor Musselman    Norwalk , Ia  
7 10 3A    Austin Luellen    Minburn , Ia  
8 15 2    Nick Meyer    Whittemoore , Ia  
9 16 16A    Bryce Allen    Imogene , Ia  
10 5 0    Shawn Kralik    Creston , Ia  
11 11 99RE    Arie Schouten    Blair , Ne  
12 14 8R    Chase Rudolf    Prole , Ia  
13 12 30    Shawn Cooney    Des Moines, Ia  
14 13 32    Don Doebelin    Council Bluffs, Ia  
15 20 57X    Jason Purvis    Boone , Ia  
16 19 33R    D.j. Robinson    Des Moines, Ia  
17 9 25M    Michael Murphy    Jefferson , Ia   DNF
18 2 14    Jake Sachau    Denison , Ia   DNF
19 17 13    Thomas Van Dyke    Halbur , Ia   DNF
20 18 8    Dusty Masolini    Des Moines, Ia   DNF
21 21 99W    Hunter Weber    Council Bluffs, Ia   DNS

Hobby Stocks - Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown  
1 9 4W    John Watson    Des Moines, Ia  
2 5 92    Buck Schafroth    Orient , Ia  
3 8 3A    Austin Luellen    Minburn , Ia  
4 10 5H    Andy Hick    Adel , Ia  
5 3 12    Korbin Nourse    Dexter , Ia  
6 1 7C    Chad Legere    Ankeny , Ia  
7 6 78A    Jeff Anderson    Atlantic , Ia  
8 4 42Z    Brandon Pitts    Ames , Ia  
9 13 0X    Tyler Clark    Ocseola , Ia  
10 14 15    Dillon Linn    Atlantic , Ia  
11 12 89R    Ryan Wells    Van Meter, Ia  
12 2 14    Jason Day    Stuart , Ia   DNF
13 11 7M    Matt Tiernan    Stuart , Ia   DNF
14 7 78    Shannon Anderson    Des Moines, Ia   DNF

Spt Compact - Feature
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 3 30X    Jacob Reiter    Des Moines, Ia
2 7 TR3    Terry Romick Iii    Hamlin , Ia
3 1 6GK    Ralph Bunce    Pleasant Hill, Ia
4 6 43H    Cody Smith    Carroll , Ia
5 4 20    Rod Cleghorn    Des Moines, Ia
6 5 21ZC    Cody Cleghorn    Des Moines, Ia DNF
7 2 411    Curtis Miller    Lewis , Ia DNF