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PostHeaderIcon Night One of the Fall Extravaganza Goes to Foster, Cook, Carter, Wenig, Griffiths and Gates

by Brian Neal

Donnellson, IA (Saturday, October 20, 2012) – The 1st Annual Fall Extravaganza presented by Discount Tire and Service of Keokuk, IA swung into action on Saturday, October 20th at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, IA. The days leading up to the weekend didn’t look like the event was going to be able to happen, as mother nature rained on the facilities Wednesday and Thursday to force officials to push the first night back to Saturday.

Josh Foster (Budweiser Modifieds), Jason Cook (Donnellson Tire Stock Cars), Cayden Carter (Shottenkirk Parts Express SportMods), Dan Wenig (Coor’s Light LCS Hobby Stocks), Dustin Griffiths (IMCA Hobby Stocks), and Adam Gates (Sunline Auto Parts Sport Compacts) took home the opening night feature wins. While 115 cars signed in on the night, with the top 6 in each of the features locking themselves into Sunday’s main events. After 16 heat races and 1 semi was ran the features were set to take to the speedway.

The first feature of the night was the 20 lap Donnellson Tire Stock Cars, with Jim Lynch and Alex Buffington drawing the front row for the event. Buffington would take advantage of his front row start to grab the lead on lap 1 over Nathan Wood and Lynch. The first caution of the race would come out after the completion of lap 1, as Shane Richardson, Jason Cook, Terry Houston, Kirk Kinsley and Corey Stout collided in turn 1. On the restart Buffington jumped back out front, with Abe Huls over taking Wood for the second spot. Huls would work under Buffington coming of turn 4 to take over the top spot on lap 3, leaving Buffington, Wood and John Oliver Jr., who started 10th, to battle for the second spot. Wood worked the middle of the track to work his way into the lead on lap 8 and then held it until the second caution came out on lap 10. Michael Larsen and Andy Altenburg would collide in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. Wood moved back out front on the restart, with Oliver Jr. and Huls battling for second. But another caution on lap 13 would slow the action up front, as Larsen spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Wood grabbed the lead, but now had Cook, who came from the rear after the lap 1 crash, on his back bumper. The final caution of the event would appear on lap 14, as Stout spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. Wood again jumped out into the lead on the restart, with Cook close behind in second. Coming to the white flag Cook was able to slip under Wood for the lead and then held on to pick up the win. Wood settled for 2nd, Oliver Jr. was 3rd, Houston, who started 12th and battled back from the rear after the lap 1 crash, came back to finish 4th, Paul Shepherd passed 12 cars from his 17th place starting spot to finish in 5th, with Huls holding on to the 6th and final transfer spot.

Up next was the 20 lap Budweiser Modified feature, with Josh Foster and Kyle Brown on the front row. Foster took advantage of his starting spot to jump out into the lead on lap 1 over Wyatt Lantz. The front duo of Foster and Lantz would start to pull away from the field, as the two battled side-by-side over much of the race. Lantz jumped to the top of the track to grab the lead away from Foster on lap 12, but Foster would come back on the bottom to take the lead back on lap 13. Lantz again used the top side to grab the lead away from Foster on lap 14. The battle for the lead would be slowed for the first and only caution of the race on lap 15, as Johnathan Huston slowed to a stop down the backstretch. On the restart Foster was able to grab the lead away from Lantz, with Bruce Hanford, who started 6th, close behind in 3rd. Foster would hold on over the final 5 laps to claim the win. Lantz was 2nd, Hanford was 3rd, Dakota Hayden was 4th, Kurt Kile came from 9th to finish in 5th, with Steven DeLonjay edging out the 6th and final transfer spot at the line.

Adam Gates and Randy Foor led the field to the drop of the green in the 12 lap Sunline Auto Parts Sport Compact feature, with Gates jumping out front on lap 1. Gates then started to pull away from the battle for second, when he was slowed for the first time on lap 7. Brodie Dunker would spin in turn 2 to bring out the first caution of the event. On the restart Gates jumped back out front, with Austen Becerra and Mike Hornung Jr. battling for second. The action up front was slowed for the second yellow on lap 8, as debris down the front stretch brought the caution light back on. On the restart Hornung Jr. would get upside down in turn 2 to bring out the red. He would climb from his car ok, but done for the event. Gates once again grabbed the lead on the restart, with Skipp Dunker, who started 15th, now in second. Gates would pull away over the final 4 laps to pick up the win. Dunker was 2nd, Michael Grossman started 8th and finished 3rd, Dennis Schulte came from 11th to finish in 4th, Foor held on for 5th, with John Whalen taking the 6th and final transfer spot.

The 18 lap Shottenkirk Parts Express SportMod feature was the next event to take to the track, with Jim Gillenwater and Jeremiah Jones on the front row. But it was third place starter Cayden Carter who jumped out into the lead on lap 1 over Gillenwater. Carter then started to pull away from the field, when he was slowed for the first time on lap 3. Brandon Ruffcorn would spin in turn 2 to bring out the first yellow of the race. On the restart Carter jumped back out front, with Gillenwater and Tony Dunker battling for second. Just as Carter started to pull away from the field, another caution slowed him down on lap 6, as Phillip Cossel spun in turn 4 and collected Rob Wilsey to bring out the yellow. Carter once again grabbed the lead on the restart, with Dunker over taking Gillenwater for second. But the action up front was slowed for the final time on lap 7, as Bobby Anders spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Carter moved back out front, with Carter VanDenBerg, who started 11th, slipping past Dunker for 2nd. Carter would pull away from the field over the final 11 laps to pick up the win. VanDenBerg settled for 2nd, Dunker was 3rd, Eric Flander was 4th, Derek St. Clair came from 23rd to finish in 5th, with Tom Elsen coming from 12th to take the final transfer spot in 6th.

Dustin Griffiths and Dane Blozovich drew the front row for the 14 lap IMCA Hobby Stock feature, with Griffiths moving out front on the drop of the green. But just as the green was dropped the red light was displayed, as Ricky Miller Jr. got upside down of turn 2 and collected the cars for Michael Wenke and Jacob Keiser. All drivers would climb from there cars ok, but done for the event. On the original restart Griffiths again jumped out into the lead, with Blozovich and Andrew Hustead battling for second. Griffiths would pull away from the field to lead all 14 laps to claim the win. Blozovich won the battle for 2nd, Hustead was 3rd, Jason Riegel was 4th, with Randy Byerly coming home in the 5th and final transfer spot.

The final feature of the night was the 14 lap Coor’s Light LCS Hobby Stock feature, with Brian Hoener and Dane Fenton on the front row. Hoener would take advantage of his front row start to edge Fenton out to lead lap 1. Hoener and Fenton would battle side-by-side over the next 11 laps when disaster struck them both on lap 12. Coming off turn 4 the two would get together and spun just under the flag stand to bring out the caution. Dan Wenig would inherit the lead on the restart and then held on over the final 3 laps to pick up the win. Brandon Symmonds was 2nd, John Oliver Jr. came from 7th to finish in 3rd, Jeff DeLonjay was 4th, Jim Brown came from 8th to finish in 5th, with Adam Scott holding on for the 6th and final transfer spot.

OFFICIAL RESULTS

Lee County Speedway, Donnellson, IA

Saturday, October 20, 2012 – Night 1 of the Discount Tire and Service Fall Extravaganza

Modifieds – A-Main
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 1 77 Josh Foster Ft. Madison, IA
2 3 22L Wyatt Lantz Augusta , IL
3 6 61 Bruce Hanford Davenport , IA
4 5 12H Dakota Hayden Wilton , IA
5 9 77X Kurt Kile Nichols , IA
6 4 35 Steven DeLonjay Quincy , IL
7 8 14 Tyler Cale Donnellson , IA
8 15 42 Jared Schlipman Mendon , IL
9 2 21K Kyle Brown Kellogg , IA
10 17 71W Jeff Waterman Quincy , IL
11 10 22 Brandon Banks Washington , IA
12 12 7W Mark Widmar Ottumwa , IA
13 18 2Z Zack Rawlins Kellogg , IA
14 11 51 Tyler VandeKamp Ankeny , IA
15 21 02 Andrew Schroeder Keswick , IA
16 22 93 Matt Werner Colona , IL
17 16 E85 Rich Smith Davenport , IA
18 24 18S Johnathan Huston Columbus Junction, IA
19 14 64 Milo Veloz Colona , IL
20 13 10C Cayden Carter Oskaloosa , IA
21 20 3D Dustan Fenton Burlington , IA
22 7 90 Lonnie Heap Media , IL
23 19 11T Dugan Thye Burlington , IA
24 23 21 Todd Hansen Muscatine , IA
Modifieds – Heat 3
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 4 61 Bruce Hanford Davenport , IA
2 2 12H Dakota Hayden Wilton , IA
3 7 7W Mark Widmar Ottumwa , IA
4 1 51 Tyler VandeKamp Ankeny , IA
5 5 42 Jared Schlipman Mendon , IL
6 8 2Z Zack Rawlins Kellogg , IA
7 6 02 Andrew Schroeder Keswick , IA
8 3 18S Johnathan Huston Columbus Junction, IA
Modifieds – Heat 2
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 1 22L Wyatt Lantz Augusta , IL
2 2 21K Kyle Brown Kellogg , IA
3 4 35 Steven DeLonjay Quincy , IL
4 6 14 Tyler Cale Donnellson , IA
5 3 64 Milo Veloz Colona , IL
6 8 71W Jeff Waterman Quincy , IL
7 7 3D Dustan Fenton Burlington , IA
8 5 21 Todd Hansen Muscatine , IA
Modifieds – Heat 1
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 6 77 Josh Foster Ft. Madison, IA
2 5 90 Lonnie Heap Media , IL
3 1 22 Brandon Banks Washington , IA
4 3 77X Kurt Kile Nichols , IA
5 8 10C Cayden Carter Oskaloosa , IA
6 7 E85 Rich Smith Davenport , IA
7 4 11T Dugan Thye Burlington , IA
8 2 93 Matt Werner Colona , IL
Stock Cars – A-Main
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 9 27J Jason Cook Mt. Pleasant, IA
2 5 52 Nathan Wood Sigourney , IA
3 10 05 John Oliver Jr. Danville , IA
4 12 97 Terry Houston Mt. Sterling, IA
5 17 31S Paul Shepherd Marengo , IA
6 4 30C Abe Huls Carthage , IL
7 2 30J Alex Buffington Wapello , IA
8 11 25C Shane Paris Muscatine , IA
9 13 21M Kirk Kinsley Wapello , IA
10 7 00 Andy Altenburg Truman , MN
11 20 07 Ray Raker Danville , IA
12 6 4J Bob Lynch Ottumwa , IA
13 16 52J Jeremy Pundt Donnellson , IA
14 15 7 Todd Phillips Packwood , IA
15 14 94 Corey Stout Oskaloosa , IA
16 3 48 Michael Larsen Hannibal , MO
17 19 20B Andrew Burk Eldridge , IA
18 18 101 Derek St. Clair Donnellson , IA
19 8 B25 Shane Richardson Morning Sun, IA
20 1 566 Jim Lynch Donnellson , IA
Stock Cars – Heat 3
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 3 52 Nathan Wood Sigourney , IA
2 2 4J Bob Lynch Ottumwa , IA
3 1 30J Alex Buffington Wapello , IA
4 6 566 Jim Lynch Donnellson , IA
5 5 7 Todd Phillips Packwood , IA
6 4 07 Ray Raker Danville , IA
Stock Cars – Heat 2
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 2 48 Michael Larsen Hannibal , MO
2 4 00 Andy Altenburg Truman , MN
3 6 B25 Shane Richardson Morning Sun, IA
4 3 30C Abe Huls Carthage , IL
5 1 94 Corey Stout Oskaloosa , IA
6 5 31S Paul Shepherd Marengo , IA
7 7 20B Andrew Burk Eldridge , IA
Stock Cars – Heat 1
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 2 27J Jason Cook Mt. Pleasant, IA
2 3 97 Terry Houston Mt. Sterling, IL
3 1 25C Shane Paris Muscatine , IA
4 5 05 John Oliver Jr. Danville , IA
5 6 21M Kirk Kinsley Wapello , IA
6 4 52J Jeremy Pundt Donnellson , IA
7 7 101 Derek St. Clair Donnellson , IA
Sport Mods – A-Main
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 3 01 Cayden Carter Oskaloosa , IA
2 11 7 Carter VanDenBerg Oskaloosa , IA
3 6 3 Tony Dunker Quincy , IL
4 5 12E Eric Flander Barnes City, IA
5 23 101 Derek St. Clair Donnellson , IA
6 12 0 Tom Elsen Shelbina , MO
7 4 777 Jayme Duinink Pella , IA
8 9 87 Aric Becker Cedar Rapids, IA
9 14 20JB Michael Joe Bliven Quincy , IL
10 16 15 Phillip Cossel Montrose , IA
11 24 81 Jesse Belez Marengo , IA
12 19 14X Austin Schrage Cresco , IA
13 2 43 Jeremiah Jones Eldon , IA
14 22 T17 Tom Rawlins Kellogg , IA
15 21 22 Bobby Anders Quincy , IL
16 17 105 Rob Wilsey Keokuk , IA
17 15 4K Dean Kratzer Ft. Madison, IA
18 13 40J Jason Doyle Cedar Rapids, IA
19 18 3DX Jeff Mueller New London, IA
20 10 19J Levi Smith Donnellson , IA
21 1 10 Jim Gillenwater Keokuk , IA
22 7 1 Curtis Van Der Wal Oskaloosa , IA
23 8 20JH Joe Hooper Camp Point, IL
24 20 11R Brandon Ruffcorn Donnellson , IA
Sport Mods – B-Main (Top 4 to A)
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 8 22 Bobby Anders Quincy , IL
2 3 T17 Tom Rawlins Kellogg , IA
3 4 101 Derek St. Clair Donnellson , IA
4 2 81 Jesse Belez Marengo , IA
5 6 3X David McCalla Cedar Rapids, IA
6 7 5 Roger Dresden Keokuk , IA
7 9 00 Jack Evans Keokuk , IA
8 1 44 Lyle Timmerman Wapello , IA
9 5 3T Craig Bangert Golden , IL
Sport Mods – Heat 4
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 2 7 Carter VanDenBerg Oskaloosa , IA
2 1 20JH Joe Hooper Camp Point, IL
3 3 777 Jayme Duinink Pella , IA
4 6 15 Phillip Cossel Montrose , IA
5 4 11R Brandon Ruffcorn Donnellson , IA
6 5 101 Derek St. Clair Donnellson , IA
7 7 22 Bobby Anders Quincy , IL
Sport Mods – Heat 3
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 2 12E Eric Flander Barnes City, IA
2 5 01 Cayden Carter Oskaloosa , IA
3 3 87 Aric Becker Cedar Rapids, IA
4 7 4K Dean Kratzer Ft. Madison, IA
5 6 14X Austin Schrage Cresco , IA
6 1 T17 Tom Rawlins Kellogg , IA
7 4 5 Roger Dresden Keokuk , IA
Sport Mods – Heat 2
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 2 0 Tom Elsen Shelbina , MO
2 6 10 Jim Gillenwater Keokuk , IA
3 4 1 Curtis Van Der Wal Oskaloosa , IA
4 5 20JB Michael Joe Bliven Quincy , IL
5 7 3DX Jeff Mueller New London, IA
6 1 81 Jesse Belez Marengo , IA
7 3 3X David McCalla Cedar Rapids, IA
Sport Mods – Heat 1
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 6 3 Tony Dunker Quincy , IL
2 1 19J Levi Smith Donnellson , IA
3 7 43 Jeremiah Jones Eldon , IA
4 4 40J Jason Doyle Cedar Rapids, IA
5 3 105 Rob Wilsey Keokuk , IA
6 8 44 Lyle Timmerman Wapello , IA
7 2 3T Craig Bangert Golden , IL
8 5 00 Jack Evans Keokuk , IA
LCS Hobby Stocks – A-Main
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 5 1F Dan Wenig West Burlington, IA
2 3 8 Brandon Symmonds Keokuk , IA
3 7 50 John Oliver Jr. Danville , IA
4 4 32 Jeff Delonjay Quincy , IL
5 8 83 Jim Brown Hannibal , MO
6 6 93 Adam Scott Quincy , IL
7 10 11J Justin Bevill Bethel , MO
8 1 5 Brian Hoener Golden , IL
9 9 56 Jaime Bevill Bethel , MO
10 11 80C Kevin Cheney Quincy , IL
11 12 43 Justin Bartz Quincy , IL
12 2 3 Dane Fenton Burlington , IA
LCS Hobby Stocks – Heat 2
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 1 3 Dane Fenton Burlington , IA
2 3 5 Brian Hoener Golden , IL
3 2 1F Dan Wenig West Burlington, IA
4 5 83 Jim Brown Hannibal , MO
5 4 11J Justin Bevill Bethel , MO
6 6 43 Justin Bartz Quincy , IL
LCS Hobby Stocks – Heat 1
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 2 32 Jeff Delonjay Quincy , IL
2 4 93 Adam Scott Quincy , IL
3 6 8 Brandon Symmonds Keokuk , IA
4 3 50 John Oliver Jr. Danville , IA
5 1 56 Jaime Bevill Bethel , MO
6 5 80C Kevin Cheney Quincy , IL
Hobby Stocks – A-Main
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 1 10G Dustin Griffiths Ottumwa , IA
2 2 01S Dane Blozovich Exline , IA
3 3 20 Andrew Hustead Rutledge , MO
4 4 4JJ Jason Riegel Birmingham , IA
5 7 58B Randy Byerly Tipton , IA
6 6 79 Michael Wenke Bonaparte , IA
7 8 07 Jacob Keiser Marengo , IA
8 5 5D Ricky Miller Jr Gorin , MO
9 9 11 Danny Miller Gorin , MO
Hobby Stocks – Heat
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 7 10G Dustin Griffiths Ottumwa , IA
2 5 01S Dane Blozovich Exline , IA
3 8 5D Ricky Miller Jr Gorin , MO
4 9 20 Andrew Hustead Rutledge , MO
5 3 4JJ Jason Riegel Birmingham , IA
6 2 79 Michael Wenke Bonaparte , IA
7 4 58B Randy Byerly Tipton , IA
8 6 07 Jacob Keiser Marengo , IA
9 1 11 Danny Miller Gorin , MO
Sport Compacts – A-Main
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 1 007 Adam Gates Cedar Rapids, IA
2 15 3 Skipp Dunker Ursa , IL
3 8 5 Michael Grossman Keokuk , IA
4 11 0 Dennis Schulte Keokuk , IA
5 2 14 Randy Foor Morning Sun, IA
6 7 77 John Whalen Ainsworth , IA
7 4 22 Austen Becerra Carthage , IL
8 17 3D Daytona Fenton Burlington , IA
9 21 71 Kimberly Abbott Camp Point, IL
10 16 27B Brandon Reu Donnellson , IA
11 12 2 Merv Chandler Urbana , IA
12 3 55 Mike Hornung Jr. Keokuk , IA
13 5 00W Bill Whalen Jr. Riverside , IA
14 9 36W Seith Woodruff Carthage , IL
15 20 14L Brandon Lambert Carthage , IL
16 14 7H Andrew Davis Keokuk , IA
17 19 45 Brodie Dunker Ursa , IL
18 10 1 John Helenthal Ft. Madison, IA
19 6 10S Scott Smith Alexandria , MO
20 13 10BR Shawn Baker Burlington , IA
21 18 01 Bucky Gallaher Hannibal , MO
Sport Compacts – Heat 3
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 1 2 Merv Chandler Urbana , IA
2 3 5 Michael Grossman Keokuk , IA
3 2 22 Austen Becerra Carthage , IL
4 6 007 Adam Gates Cedar Rapids, IA
5 4 3 Skipp Dunker Ursa , IL
6 5 01 Bucky Gallaher Hannibal , MO
7 7 71 Kimberly Abbott Camp Point, IL
Sport Compacts – Heat 2
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 1 0 Dennis Schulte Keokuk , IA
2 2 36W Seith Woodruff Carthage , IL
3 3 14 Randy Foor Morning Sun, IA
4 4 77 John Whalen Ainsworth , IA
5 6 7H Andrew Davis Keokuk , IA
6 7 3D Daytona Fenton Burlington , IA
7 5 14L Brandon Lambert Carthage , IL
Sport Compacts – Heat 1
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 1 55 Mike Hornung Jr. Keokuk , IA
2 2 00W Bill Whalen Jr. Riverside , IA
3 3 1 John Helenthal Ft. Madison, IA
4 7 10S Scott Smith Alexandria , MO
5 4 10BR Shawn Baker Burlington , IA
6 5 27B Brandon Reu Donnellson , IA
7 6 45 Brodie Dunker Ursa , IL

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