by Brian Neal
Donnellson, IA (Friday, October 7, 2022) – The first night of the 2022 Harvest Hustle kicked off on a chilly Friday night, but the hot racing action was enough to warm one up. One Hundred and sixteen cars from seven different states signed in to entertain the crowd. When the final checkered flag fell around 11:15 PM, two driver’s visited victory lane for multiple times this year, while three others earned their first of the season at the Lee County Speedway.
Jarrett Brown and Daniel Fellows led the field to green in the 20 lap Sonny’s Super Market Modified feature, with Brown grabbing the lead on lap 1 over Drew Janssen and Dustin Smith. While Brown set the pace out front, Spencer Diercks, who started 8th, and Denny Eckrich, who started 11th, were trying to work their way towards the front. The action was slowed on lap 8, when Mike Tomlinson spun in turn 1 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Brown jumped back out front, with Janssen and Diercks glued to his back bumper. Three laps later the second and final caution of the race appeared, as debris in turn 2 brought out the yellow. Brown once again grabbed the lead on the restart, with Janssen and Diercks still giving chase. Despite lapped traffic over the final two laps of the race, Brown would hold on to claim his first win of the season at the track. Janssen was 2nd, Eckrich was 3rd, Diercks was 4th, with Fellows rounding out the top 5.
Up next was the 20 lap Donnellson Tire & Service Stock Car feature, with Beau Taylor and Dustin Vis drawing the front row. Vis would take advantage of his draw to jump out into the lead on lap 1 over Taylor and Jason See. Taylor, John Oliver Jr., who started 8th, and See tried everything to get by Vis over the first half of the race, but he was able to keep them behind him. The final half of the race was a struggle, as four caution flags in the final 6 laps slowed the pace. The final one appeared on lap 18, which set up a two lap dash to the finish. Vis would hold off Johnny Spaw, who started 12th, on the restart to pick up his fourth win of the season at the Lee County Speedway. See was 3rd, Andrew Schroeder drove from 17th to 4th, with Taylor coming home in 5th.
Darin Weisinger Jr. and Mack Mulvany made up the front row for the 20 lap Iowa Corn Growers Association Late Model feature, with Weisinger Jr. jumping out front to lead lap 1 over Mulvany and Mark Burgtorf. The one and only caution of the race appeared on lap 3, as Bryan Klein spun in turn 1 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Weisinger Jr. moved back out front, with Burgtorf and Mulvany glued to his back bumper. On lap 6 Burgtorf used the momentum off the top of the track coming off turn 4 to edge Weisinger Jr. at the line to take over the top spot. Four laps later, lap 10, Nick Marolf slipped past Weisinger Jr. for the runner up spot and then went to work on Burgtorf for the lead. Burgtorf, who was working the bottom, and Marolf, who was up top, ran laps sixteen and seventeen side-by-side, before Marolf took control of the race on lap 18. Marolf then held off Burgtorf thru lapped traffic on the final lap to score his third win of the season at the track. Weisinger Jr. was 3rd, Jaden Fryer came from 10th to finish 4th, with CJ Horn finishing 5th after starting in 12th.
Up next was the 18 lap Roberts Tire Center Northern SportMod feature, with Joe Roller and Sean Wyett leading the field to green. Wyett took advantage of his starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Roller and Jim Gillenwater. While Wyett paced the field out front, Logan Anderson, who started 8th, and Dakota Girard, who started 12th, were working their way towards the front. The pace was slowed for the first time on lap 7, as Colby Heishman spun in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Wyett and Tony Olson traded slide jobs, with Wyett keeping the lead..The heated battle up front was slowed for the second and final time of the race on lap 16, as Cole Gillenwater spun in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. Wyett, Olson, and Anderson raced three wide for the top spot on the restart, with Olson emerging with the lead coming to the white flag. Olson then held off Anderson on the final lap to claim his first win of the season at the track. Girard got by Wyett on the final lap to claim 4th.
The final feature to take to the track was the 15 lap AVIS Car Rental Sport Compacts, with Chandler Fullenkamp and Jack Pflum, who inherited the front row after Noah Kayser was a scratch, making up the front row. Pflum grabbed the lead on lap 1 over Fullenkamp and Michael Grossman, who charged up from 8th. Grossman then overtook Pflum for the lead on lap 2, and then started to pull away when the red flag was displayed on lap 9. Blake Driscol got upside down in turn 4 to bring out the red. He would climb from his car okay. On the restart Grossman jumped back out front, with Pflum and Chandler trying to keep pace. Without another caution to bunch the field up, there was no catching Grossman on this night. As he pulled away to score his first win of the season at the Lee County Speedway. Pflum was 2nd, father Chuck Fullenkamp overtook son Chandler late to finish 3rd, with Kimberly Abbott coming from 12th to round out the top 5.
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Lee County Speedway, Donnellson, IA
Friday, October 7, 2022 – Harvest Hustle Night 1
Iowa Corn Growers Association Late Models
A-Feature: 1. 33-Nick Marolf, Moscow, IA; 2. 15R-Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, IL; 3. 11-Darin Weisinger Jr., Mendon, IL; 4. 8-Jaden Fryer, Freeport, IL; 5. 01-CJ Horn, Cedar Rapids, IA; 6. 99D-Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, IA; 7. 65-Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, IL; 8. 56W-Gary Webb, Blue Grass, IA; 9. 7-Andy Nezworski, Blue Grass, IA; 10. 88-Evan Miller, Sioux Falls, S.D.; 11. 19-Dekota Job, Burlington, IA; 12. 72-James Dickerson, Hannibal, MO; 13. 70-Mack Mulvany, Moline, IL; 14. 54-Tommy Elston, Keokuk, IA; 15. 8R-Sean Johnson, Independence, IA; 16. 2-Bryan Klein, Clarence, IA; 17. 23-Austin Russell, Dunkerton, IA (DNS)
Heat 1: 1. 54-Tommy Elston; 2. 15R-Mark Burgtorf; 3. 8-Jaden Fryer; 4. 65-Chuck Hanna; 5. 33-Nick Marolf; 6. 7-Andy Nezworski; 7. 88-Evan Miller; 8. 23-Austin Russell; 9. 2-Bryan Klein
Heat 2: 1. 70-Mack Mulvany; 2. 8R-Sean Johnson; 3. 99D-Darrel DeFrance; 4. 11-Darin Weisinger Jr.; 5. 56W-Gary Webb; 6. 01-CJ Horn; 7. 19-Dekota Job; 8. 72-James Dickerson
Sonny’s Super Market Modifieds
A-Feature: 1. 88-Jarrett Brown, Ainsworth, IA; 2. 127-Drew Janssen, Pella, IA; 3. 50-Denny Eckrich, Tiffin, IA; 4. 29-Spencer Diercks, Davenport, IA; 5. 11-Daniel Fellows, Keokuk, IA; 6. 3-Dustin Smith, Long Grove, IA; 7. 5T-Marcus Tomlinson, Turtle Lake, N.D.; 8. 5R-Bill Roberts Jr., Burlington, IA; 9. 56-Dustin Kroening, Hebron, IL; 10. 99-Charlie Mohr, Bettendorf, IA; 11. 1A-Donovan Lodge, Andover, IL; 12. 03B-Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, IL; 13. 40-Dakota Simmons, Douds, IA; 14. 2T-Mike Tomlinson, Turtle Lake, N.D.; 15. 43-Creston Williams, Newhaul, IA; 16. 43B-Tommy Belmer, Evansdale, IA; 17. 22-Brandon Banks, Washington, IA; 18. 7W-Mark Winkel, Letts, IA; 19. 26J-Matt Diaz, Quincy, IL; 20. 7-Blaine Webster, Ottumwa, IA; 21. 15RS-Reid Sammons, Kahoka, MO
Heat 1: 1. 127-Drew Janssen; 2. 5T-Marcus Tomlinson; 3. 5R-Bill Roberts Jr.; 4. 43-Creston Williams; 5. 15RS-Reid Sammons; 6. 7W-Mark Winkel; 7. 1A-Donovan Lodge
Heat 2: 1. 50-Denny Eckrich; 2. 29-Spencer Diercks; 3. 3-Dustin Smith; 4. 40-Dakota Simmons; 5. 43B-Tommy Belmer; 6. 7-Blaine Webster; 7. 22-Brandon Banks
Heat 3: 1. 03B-Mark Burgtorf; 2. 88-Jarrett Brown; 3. 56-Dustin Kroening; 4. 11-Daniel Fellows; 5. 99-Charlie Mohr; 6. 2T-Mike Tomlinson; 7. 26J-Matt Diaz
Donnellson Tire & Service Stock Cars
A-Feature: 1. 20V-Dustin Vis, Martelle, IA; 2. 00-Johnny Spaw, Cedar Rapids, IA; 3. 79S-Jason See, Albia, IA; 4. 57-Andrew Schroeder, Fremont, IA; 5. 13-Beau Taylor, Canton, MO; 6. 92-Shaun Bistline, Van Horne, IA; 7. 60-Dakota Simonsen, Fairfax, IA; 8. 31-David Brandies, Wilton, IA; 9. 30C-Abe Huls, Carthage, IL; 10. 52J-Jeremy Pundt, Donnellson, IA; 11. 12-Chad Krogmeier, Burlington, IA; 12. 06-Jerry Jansen, Plainville, IA; 13. 3T-Patrick Phillips, Macomb, IL; 14. 87-Les Blakley, Fairfield, IA; 15. 21M-Kirk Kinsley, Wapello, IA; 16. 1X-Michael Peterson, New Sharon, IA; 17. 32-Tom Cannon, West Branch, IA; 18. 14-Derrick Agee, Huntsville, MO; 19. 05JR-John Oliver Jr., West Burlington, IA; 20. 0-Brett Wenzel, Manitowoc, WI; 21. 77B-Rob Brillhart, Crystal, MI
Heat 1: 1. 21M-Kirk Kinsley; 2. 32-Tom Cannon; 3. 79S-Jason See; 4. 52J-Jeremy Pundt; 5. 1X-Michael Peterson; 6. 0-Brett Wenzel; 7. 3T-Patrick Phillips
Heat 2: 1. 31-David Brandies; 2. 20V-Dustin Vis; 3. 13-Beau Taylor; 4. 77B-Rob Brillhart; 5. 12-Chad Krogmeier; 6. 57-Andrew Schroeder; 7. 87-Les Blakley
Heat 3: 1. 05JR-John Oliver Jr.; 2. 60-Dakota Simonsen; 3. 00-Johnny Spaw; 4. 92-Shaun Bistline; 5. 14-Derrick Agee; 6. 30C-Abe Huls; 7. 06-Jerry Jansen
Roberts Tire Center Northern SportMods
A-Feature: 1. T23-Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, IA; 2. 53-Logan Anderson, Eddyville, IA; 3. 0-Dakota Girard, Moberly, MO; 4. 12S-Sean Wyett, Danville, IA; 5. 2JR-Jesse Bodin, Silvis, IL; 6. 00X-Kyler Girard, Moberly, MO; 7. 75R-Joe Roller, Morning Sun, IA; 8. 26J-Jace Whitt, Hannibal, MO; 9. 20-Nicholas Profeta, Keokuk, IA; 10. 10G-Jim Gillenwater, Keokuk, IA; 11. 88K-Kole Quam, Waterloo, IA; 12. 14L-Brandon Lambert, Carthage, IL; 13. CH19-Colby Heishman, Brooklyn, IA; 14. 00-Matt Tucker, Lomax, IL; 15. 13A-Austin Poage, Hannibal, MO; 16. 68-Brandon Symmonds, Keokuk, IA; 17. 82-Peter Stodgel, Fowler, IL; 18. 1X-Rex Widmer, Keokuk, IA; 19. 03-Rob Wilsey, Keokuk, IA; 20. 33-Luke Phillips, Wapello, IA; 21. 45-Jonny Williams, Cedar Rapids, IA; 22. 10C-Cole Gillenwater, Keokuk, IA; 23. 8-Tom Lathrop, Ottumwa, IA; 24. 57-Brandt Ames, Mt. Pleasant, IA
B-Feature: (Top 4 to A) 1. 88K-Kole Quam; 2. 13A-Austin Poage; 3. 82-Peter Stodgel; 4. 03-Rob Wilsey; 5. 7T-Kody Johnson, Rock Island, IL; 6. 53B-Thomas Bridgeman, Moulton, IA; 7. 7R-Tom Ruble, Ft. Madison, IA; 8. 19K-Jason Riegel, Eldon, IA; 9. 18W-Josh Woodruff, East Galesburg, IL; 10. 7M-Steven McLaughlin, Des Moines, IA (DNS)
Heat 1: (Top 5 to A) 1. 0-Dakota Girard; 2. 75R-Joe Roller; 3. 00-Matt Tucker; 4. 57-Brandt Ames; 5. 1X-Rex Widmer; 6. 18W-Josh Woodruff; 7. 7M-Steven McLaughlin; 8. 13A-Austin Poage (DNS)
Heat 2: 1. T23-Tony Olson; 2. 12S-Sean Wyett; 3. CH19-Colby Heishman; 4. 20-Nicholas Profeta; 5. 8-Tom Lathrop; 6. 7R-Tom Ruble; 7. 7T-Kody Johnson; 8. 53B-Thomas Bridgeman
Heat 3: 1. 10G-Jim Gillenwater; 2. 00X-Kyler Girard; 3. 10C-Cole Gillenwater; 4. 26J-Jace Whitt; 5. 68-Brandon Symmonds; 6. 88K-Kole Quam; 7. 82-Peter Stodgel
Heat 4: 1. 53-Logan Anderson; 2. 2JR-Jesse Bodin; 3. 14L-Brandon Lambert; 4. 45-Jonny Williams; 5. 33-Luke Phillips; 6. 03-Rob Wilsey; 7. 19K-Jason Riegel
AVIS Car Rental Sport Compacts
A-Feature: 1. 2-Michael Grossman, Keokuk, IA; 2. 47J-Jack Pflum, Cincinnati, OH; 3. 48-Chuck Fullenkamp, West Point, IA; 4. 48C-Chandler Fullenkamp, West Point, IA; 5. 71-Kimberly Abbott, Camp Point, IL; 6. 27-Brandon Reu, Donnellson, IA; 7. 9X-Luke Fraise, Houghton, IA; 8. 69-Barry Taft, Argyle, IA; 9. 9-Kolby Sabin, Des Moines, IA; 10. 1-Nathan Chandler, Norway, IA; 11. 00-Rick DeFord, Lewistown, IL; 12. 7C-Spencer Coats, La Grange, IA; 13. 29-Matt Miller, Waterloo, IA; 14. 2X-TJ Weyls, Burlington, IA; 15. 15H-Devin Harrell, Hannibal, MO; 16. 95-Tim Wagner, Wapello, IA; 17. 21K-Morgan Jones, Hannibal, MO; 18. 44-Wayne Chamblee, Burlington, IA; 19. J47-Joe Pflum, Cincinnati, OH; 20. 11E-Ethan Prim, Elvaston, IL; 21. 94X-Justin Stevenson, Burlington, IA; 22. 31D-Blake Driscol, Dysart, IA; 23. 4T-Travis Demint, Warsaw, IA; 24. 24M-Noah Kayser, Burlington, IA (DNS)
B-Feature: (Top 6 to A) 1. 69-Barry Taft; 2. 15H-Devin Harrell; 3. 00-Rick DeFord, Lewistown, IL; 4. 21K-Morgan Jones; 5. 11E-Ethan Prim; 6. 95-Tim Wagner; 7. 27N-Jonothan Nelson, Colchester, IL; 8. 28-Cyle Hawkins, Blue Grass, IA (DNS); 9. 09D-Doug White, Hannibal, MO (DNS)
Heat 1: (Top 6 to A) 1. 4T-Travis Demint; 2. 48-Chuck Fullenkamp; 3. 47J-Jack Pflum; 4. 94X-Justin Stevenson; 5. 1-Nathan Chandler; 6. 29-Matt Miller; 7. 15H-Devin Harrell; 8. 00-Rick DeFord; 9. 28-Cyle Hawkins
Heat 2: 1. 27-Brandon Reu; 2. 31D-Blake Driscol; 3. 48C-Chandler Fullenkamp; 4. 24M-Noah Kayser; 5. 9-Kolby Sabin; 6. 2X-TJ Weyls; 7. 21K-Morgan Jones; 8. 95-Tim Wagner; 9. 09D-Doug White (DNS)
Heat 3: 1. 2-Michael Grossman; 2. 71-Kimberly Abbott; 3. 9X-Luke Fraise; 4. J47-Joe Pflum; 5. 7C-Spencer Coats; 6. 44-Wayne Chamblee; 7. 11E-Ethan Prim; 8. 69-Barry Taft; 9. 27N-Jonothan Nelson