Archive for August 26th, 2012
…while Cale, Cook, Gillenwater, Hoener and Hammel pick up feature wins!
Friday night was Pepsi Memphis Bottling Company Season Championship Night at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, IA. The 2012 point champions would be crowned in all five weekly classes, including the Budweiser IMCA Modifieds, Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Cars, Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA SportMods, Coor’s Light LCS Hobby Stocks and Sunline Auto Parts IMCA Sport Compacts.
A different format to set the feature line-ups was used on the night, as the top drivers in points were inverted for the first heat. The other drivers would be inverted for the remainder of the heats, with all new cars starting in the back of the heats. Then the first heat race finish would be how they started the first few rows of the feature, with the remainder of the heats lining up behind them how they finished there heats.
The first feature of the night was the 12 lap Coor’s Light LCS Hobby Stocks, with Jake Wenig and Tim Pettibone making up the front row for the event. The first caution of the race would come out just after the green flag was dropped, as Dan Wenig spun in turn 1 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Jake Wenig jumped out into the lead, with Pettibone and Brian Hoener battling it out for second. The action up front was slowed for the second time on lap 6, as Victor Hastings spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. Under the caution Jake Wenig, who was leading, pulled into the infield with troubles to end his night. Hoener would slip under Pettibone on the restart to take over the top spot, with Dan Wenig coming from the rear after his lap 1 spin to grab second. Dan would try to get under Hoener for the lead over the next 3 laps, when he got into the back of Hoener in turn 2 on lap 9 and spun him. Dan Wenig then got upside down off turn 2 to bring out the red. He would climb from his car ok, but done for the night. Hoener was given the lead back, as Dan Wenig was credited with being the cause of the caution. Hoener then held on over the final 3 to claim his first win of the season at the track. Dean Kratzer came from 6th to finish in 2nd, Hastings, who started 7th, recovered from his lap 6 spin to finish in 3rd, Jeff DeLonjay was 4th, with Pettibone holding on for 5th. Despite Dan Wenig’s 7th place finish he was crowned the 2012 Coor’s Light Hobby Stock Track Champion for the second year in a row.