Furman, Duffy, Pinkerton, Lantz, Moudry, Hudson, Lorton claim Friday night Memphis Nationals qualifiers
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October 14, 2005  |  by Brian Neal

MEMPHIS, Mo. -- One hundred ninety-two cars signed in for the second night of qualifying for the inaugural Memphis Nationals at the Bentz GM Country Scotland County Speedway. Matt Furman (Super Late Models), Darin Duffy (USRA Modifieds), Brad Pinkerton (USRA Stock Cars), Wyatt Lantz (USRA B-Modifieds), Ben Moudry (USRA Hobby Stocks), Dave Hudson (Cruisers) and David Lorton (Hornets) ending the night in victory lane for there respective qualifying feature events.

Matt Furman and John VanDenBerg drew the front row for the 25-lap Late Model feature, with Furman grabbing the lead on the start. Furman would go on to lead all 25 laps to pick up the pole for Saturday's feature worth $5,000 to the winner. Andy Eckrich finished in second, Brian Harris came from 10th to third, VanDenBerg held on for fourth, Rob Moss was fifth, Alan Vaughn was sixth, Steve Lance Jr. was seventh, Sonny Findling eighth, Jeff Aikey was ninth, with Jody Wood charging from 23rd to get the final transfer spot.

The 20-lap Modified feature had Dennis Betzer and Mark Widmar on the front row, but it was third place starter Brad Pinkerton getting the lead on the drop of the green. Pinkerton would hold the lead until lap 4, when Darin Duffy slipped by for the top spot. Duffy then held on for the final 16 laps to pick up the win. Bruce Hanford came from seventh to finish in second, Kevin Cale started 8th and finished third, Jeremy Tibben was fourth, Jeremy Mills charged from 13th to come home fifth, with Pinkerton holding on for the final transfer spot.

John Oliver Jr. and Nathan Wood led the field to the drop of the green flag in the 15-lap Stock Car feature, with Oliver jumping out into the lead on lap 1. Oliver Jr. would hold the top spot until lap 5, when Brad Pinkerton jumped to his outside to take over the lead. Pinkerton then held on for the final 10 laps to claim the win. Shane Weller was second, Mike Harwood came from 21st to finish in third, Jim Lynch started 16th and finished fourth, Dave Boyd charged from 22nd to fifth, with Zack VanderBeek coming home in the final transfer spot.

Bob Woodrow and Donovan Lodge drew the front row for the 15-lap B-Modified feature, but it was third place starter Wyatt Lantz moving out front on lap 1. Lantz would lead all 15 laps to pick up the easy win. Jeff Waterman was second, Woodrow was third, Joe Hooper was fourth, Lodge was fifth, with Terry Houston picking up the final transfer spot.

The 15-lap Hobby Stock feature had Dan Wenig and Mark Holt on the front row, with Wenig jumping out front on lap 1. Wenig would hold the top spot until lap 4, when Ben Moudry slipped under him for the top spot. Moudry then went on to lead the final 11 laps to pick up the win. Bill Bonnett charged from 17th to finish in second, Mike Shelton was third, Wenig held on for fourth, Adam Birck was fifth, with Jeff Soper coming from 15th to get the final transfer spot.

Clayton Robbins and Doug Fenton led the field to the green in the 10-lap Cruiser feature, with Fenton grabbing the lead on lap 1. Fenton held the top spot until lap 4, when Dave Hudson went by for the lead. Hudson pulled away on the final six laps to claim the win. Larry Asher was second, Bill O'Haver third, Robbins held on for fourth, Randy Reed in fifth, with Fenton holding on for the final transfer spot.

The 10-lap Hornet feature saw David Lorton and Brandon Savage on the front row, with Savage jumping out front on lap 1. Savage would hold the lead until lap 5, when he slowed with a flat tire. Lorton would inherit the top spot and then held on for the win. Andrew Hustead was second, Chris Rees was third, Bill Young fourth, J.D. Murphy in fifth, with David Helenthal grabbing the final transfer spot.

Saturday night will be the final night of the inaugural Memphis Nationals. There will be last chance races for those drivers who haven't qualified for their respective features.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS

Inaugural Memphis Nationals - Night 2 of 3

Sanctioned by the United States Racing Association (USRA)

Bentz GM Country Scotland County Speedway, Memphis, Mo.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Showing finishing position, car number, driver, hometown and starting position in parentheses. The top six finishers in the Late Model "A" main are locked into Saturday night's main event, while the top six finishers in all other "A" mains are locked into Saturday night's main events.

SUPER LATE MODELS

Heat 1: 1. 56-Andy Eckrich, Cosgrove, IA (7); 2. 77-Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, IA (2); 3. 21H-Brian Harris, Davenport, IA (5); 4. 32-Chris Simpson, Marion, IA (3); 5. 99D-Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, IA (1); 6. 00s-Chris Smyser, Lancaster, MO (10); 7. 3x-Skip Frey, Ely, IA (6); 8. 11-Jamie Wilson, Quincy, IL (9); 9. 14-Boone McLaughlin, Mediapolis, IA (4); 10. 41-Matt Strassheim, Burlington, IA (8).

Heat 2: 1. 5v-John VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa, IA (4); 2. 1M-Rob Moss, Iowa City, IA (1); 3. 25-Steve Lance Jr., Cuba, IL (2); 4. 7-Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, IL (8); 5. 66-Mike Danburg, Council Bluffs, IA (6); 6. 46-Thad Trump, Kahoka, MO (3); 7. 60-Ed Dixon, Washington, MO (5); 8. 88-Kevin Kile, West Liberty, IA (10); 9. 69-Dick Weber, Kirksville, MO (7); 10. 4-Russell Jeffries, Kirksville, MO (9).

Heat 3: 1. 45-Tommy Elston, Keokuk, IA (5); 2. 51-Matt Furman, Iowa City, IA (1); 3. 1k-John Anderson, Omaha, NE (3); 4. 8B-Sonny Findling, Kirksville, MO (9); 5. 77k-Kurt Kile, Nichols, IA (4); 6. 84-Sam Halstead, New London, IA (6); 7. 57v-Mike VanGenderen, Newton, IA (2); 8. 14F-Chris Fontana, Pella, IA (8); 9. 49T-Kevin Tomlinson, New London, MO (7).

Heat 4: 1. W56-Gary Webb, Blue Grass, IA (1); 2. 22JV-Alan Vaughn, Belton, MO (7); 3. 45DW-Denny Woodworth, Mendon, IL (2); 4. 8A-Al Johnson, Story City, IA (4); 5. z4-Jody Wood, Donnellson, IA (5); 6. 85-Kelly Tapper, Boone, IA (8); 7. 3c-Mike Collins, Omaha, NE (3) 8. 1w-Gary Wilson, Bowling Green, MO (9); 9. 3w-Richard Westhoff, Fairfield, IA (6).

Semi 1: 1. 32-Simpson (1); 2. 00s-Smyser (2); 3. 99D-DeFrance (3); 4. 3x-Frey (6); 5. z4-Wood (4); 6. 46-Trump (5); 7. 88-Kevin Kile (8); 8. 14-McLaughlin (10); 9. 49T-Tomlinson (11); 10. 41-Strassheim (12); 11. 57v-VanGenderen (7); 12. 1w-Gary Wilson (9).

Semi 2: 1. 60-Dixon (6); 2. 77k-Kurt Kile (3); 3. 66-Danburg (2); 4. 11-Jamie Wilson (8); 5. 8A-Johnson (1); 6. 84-Halstead (5); 7. 69-Weber (10); 8. 3c-Collins (7); 9. 4-Jeffries (12); 10. 14F-Fontana (9); 11. 85-Tapper (4); 12. 3w-Westhoff (11).

Feature: 1. 51-Furman (1); 2. 56-Eckrich (4); 3. 21H-Harris (10); 4. 5v-VanDenBerg (2); 5. 1m-Moss (3); 6. 22JV-Vaughn (7); 7. 25-Lance Jr. (12); 8. 8B-Findling (9); 9. 77-Aikey (5); 10. z4-Wood (23); 11. 00s-Smyser (17); 12. 7-Burgtorf (11); 13. 11-Jamie Wilson (22); 14. 8A-Johnson (24); 15. 45-Tonny Elston (8); 16. 77k-Kurt Kile (18); 17. 66-Danburg (20); 18. 84-Halstead (25); 19. 1k-Anderson (13); 20. 99D-DeFrance (19); 21. 32-Simpson (15); 22. W56-Webb (6); 23. 3x-Frey (21); 24. 45DW-Woodworth (14); 25. 60-Dixon (16).

USRA MODIFIEDS

Heat 1: 1. 61-Bruce Hanford, Davenport, IA (1); 2. 9G-Rick Gustin, Marshalltown, IA (6); 3. 82M-Ryan Meyer, Liberty, IL (5); 4. 50-Brad Bakken, Garner, IA (4); 5. 002-Rick Kimberling, Slater, MO (2); 6. 14-Brandon Brown, Quincy, IL (9); 7. 8s-Todd Phillips, Ollie, IA (7); 8. 32-Lonnie Heap, Media, IL (8); 9. 21R-Glen Ridgway, Eldon, IA (3); 10. 33-Steve Wetter, Platteville, WI (10).

Heat 2: 1. 17P-Brad Pinkerton, New Sharon, IA (3); 2. 6-Kevin Cale, Donnellson, IA (5); 3. 10M-Jeremy Mills, Garner, IA (7); 4. 20/20-Chris Eggers, Lancaster, MO (1); 5. 17-Steve Stewart, Washington, IA (8); 6. 27-Danny Lorton, Moberly, MO (10); 7. 77z4-Josh Foster, Montrose, IA (9); 8. 012J-Jim Schaefer, Waterloo, IA (2); 9. 33z-Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, IA (6); 10. 22-Brandon Banks, Washington, IA (4).

Heat 3: 1. 7T-Jeremy Tibben, Stanton, IA (2); 2. 12-Bob Dale, Gorin, MO (4); 3. 69-Tom Goble, Burlington, IA (6); 4. 99H-Lee Hibner, Chillicothe, MO (8); 5. 21x-Jeff Gerhardt, Niota, IL (7); 6. D1-Tim Greif, West Liberty, IA (5); 7. 05-David Wietholder, Liberty, IL (3); 8. 44-Curt Potter, Booneville, MO (9); 9. 9L-Tom Lathrop, Ottumwa, IA (1).

Heat 4: 1. 7w-Mark Widmar, Ottumwa, IA (5); 2. 26B-Gary Blackburn Jr., Fulton, MO (7); 3. B4-Jim Roach, Kahoka, MO (1); 4. 99-Martin Bennett, Ankeny, IA (4); 5. 37F-Randy Foote, Stanton, IA (6); 6. 16c-Dustin Clark, Eldon, IA (8); 7. 27x-Johnny Smith, Morning Sun, IA (3); 8. 5M-John VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa, IA (9); 9. 5s-Tim Sands, Conesville, IA (2).

Heat 5: 1. 35-Hank DeLonjay, Quincy, IL (1); 2. 105-Kevin Peters, Monmouth, IL (2); 3. 5R-Bill Roberts, Burlington, IA (3); 4. 0-Jim Gillenwater, Keokuk, IA (8); 5. 55-Scott Stecher, Muscatine, IA (6); 6. 7-David Holder, Clarence, MO (9); 7. 1P-Steve Potter, Booneville, MO (3); 8. 32M-Mike Bennett, Des Moines, IA (4); 9. 17L-Brandon Lennox, New London, MO (7).

Heat 6: 1. 19-Darin Duffy, Hazelton, IA (3); 2. 4R-Ron VerBeek, Oskaloosa, IA (6); 3. 57B-Dennis Betzer, Central City, IA (8); 4. 61H-Mike Helm, West Liberty, IA (2); 5. 21-Lynn Monroe, Memphis, MO (4); 6. 9-Charles Baker, LaBelle, MO (9); 7. 51-Olin Husband, Colchester, IL (5); 8. z71-Mike Zemo Jr., Geneseo, IL (7); 9. 1x-Bob Helm, Milan, IL (9).

Semi 1: 1. 7-Holder (8); 2. 55-Stecher (7); 3. 77z4-Foster (11); 4. 32M-Mike Bennett (16); 5. 44-C.Potter (14); 6. 5R-Roberts (1); 7. 17L-Lennox (19); 8. 1P-S.Potter (13); 9. 20/20-Eggers (4); 10. 05-Wietholder (12); 11. 61H-M.Helm (5); 12. 9L-Lathrop (18); 13. 0-Gillenwater (2); 14. 002-Kimberling (9); 15. 27-Lorton (6); 16. 17-Stewart (3); 17. 16c-Clark (10); 18. 32-Heap (15); 19. 21R-Ridgway (17); 20. 33-Wetter (20).

Semi 2: 1. z71-Zemo Jr. (16); 2. 21-Monroe (9); 3. 99H-Hibner (1); 4. 99-Martin Bennett (4); 5. 50-Bakken (3); 6. 37F-Foote (6); 7. 22-Banks (20); 8. 1x-B.Helm (19); 9. 21x-Gerhardt (5); 10. 33z-VanerBeek (17); 11. 5s-Sands (18); 12. 27x-Smith (12); 13. B4-Roach (2); 14. 012J-Schaefer (15); 15. 8s-Phillips (11); 16. 14-Brown (7); 17. 51-Husband (13); 18. D1-Greif (10); 19. 5M-VanDenBerg (14); 20. 9-Baker (8).

Feature: 1. 19-Duffy (5); 2. 61-Hanford (7); 3. 6-Cale (8); 4. 7T-Tibben (4); 5. 10M-Mills (13); 6. 17P-Pinkerton (3); 7. 9G-Gustin (11); 8. 26B-Blackburn Jr. (6); 9. 77z4-Foster (21); 10. 44-C.Potter (25); 11. 105-Peters (15); 12. z71-Zemo Jr. (18); 13. 7w-Widmar (2); 14. 55-Stecher (19); 15. 82M-Meyer (16); 16. 21-Monroe (20); 17. 12-Dale (10); 18. 32M-Mike Bennett (23); 19. 99-Martin Bennett (24); 20. 7-Holder (17); 21. 57B-Betzer (1); 22. 99H-Hibner (22); 23. 50-Bakken (26); 24. 69-Goble (14); 25. 35-DeLonjay (9); 26. 4R-VerBeek (12).

USRA STOCK CARS

Heat 1: 1. 08-Rod Staats, Columbus Junction, IA (5); 2. 11-Mark Holt, Memphis, MO (6); 3. 7x-Robert Brown, Rantoul, KS (1); 4. 93-Mark White, Kirksville, MO (2); 5. 25D-Jim Redman, Lockridge, IA (4); 6. 48-Jeff Walker, Davenport, IA (3); 7. B71-Dave Boyd, Conesville, IA (7).

Heat 2: 1. HPI1-Terry Petersen, Ottumwa, IA (1); 2. 33z-Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, IA (6); 3. 84-Randy Rindom, Moberly, MO (5); 4. 79J-Brian Jackson, Moravia, IA (2); 5. 40-Shay Curtin, Waukon, IA (4); 6. 42-Harold Fox, Mexico, MO (7); 7. 85H-David Wietholder, Liberty, IL (3).

Heat 3: 1. 17P-Brad Pinkerton, New Sharon, IA (4); 2. 05-John Oliver Jr., Danville, IA (3); 3. 52-Nathan Wood, Sigourney, IA (1); 4. 81-Bert McDaniel, Eldon, IA (5); 5. 04-Don Vis, Marshalltown, IA (7); 6. 79-Chris Hawkins, Drakesville, IA (2); 7. 36-Shelly Mizell, Muscatine, IA (6).

Heat 4: 1. 8k-Jerry Merkes, Farley, IA (2); 2. 20w-Shane Weller, Agency, IA (5); 3. 34-Pat Rachels, Knoxville, IA (1); 4. 77-Jim Lynch, Bloonfield, IA (6); 5. 29-Matt Greiner, Washington, IA (3); 6. 01H-Mike Harwood, Floris, IA (4); 7. 22-Lynn Nelson, Kansas City, KS (7).

Semi: 1. 01H-Harwood (4); 2. B71-Boyd (5); 3. 48-Walker (1); 4. 36-Mizell (7); 5. 42-Fox (2); 6. 79-Hawkins (3); 7. 22-Nelson (8); 8. 85H-Wietholder (6).

Feature: 1. 17P-Pinkerton (8); 2. 20w-Weller (7); 3. 01H-Harwood (21); 4. 77-Lynch (16); 5. B71-Boyd (22); 6. 33z-VanderBeek (10); 7. 34-Rachels (3); 8. 40-Curtin (18); 9. 29-Greiner (20); 10. 8k-Merkes (4); 11. 08-Staats (6); 12. 25D-Redman (17); 13. 05-Oliver Jr. (1); 14. 11-Holt (12); 15. 7x-Brown (5); 16. 48-Walker (23); 17. 52-Wood (2); 18. 84-Rindom (11); 19. 04-Vis (19); 20. 93-White (13); 21. 79J-Jackson (14); 22. HPI1-Petersen (9); 23. 36-Mizell (24); 24. 81-McDaniel (15).

USRA B-MODIFIEDS

Heat 1: 1. 22L-Wyatt Lantz, Bowen, IL (3); 2. 32-Donovan Lodge, Andover, IL (2); 3. 6Y-Ron York, Edina, MO (10); 4. 24-Kevin Propst, Holt Summit, MO (5); 5. 11s-John Shaffer, Memphis, MO (4); 6. ko99-Kelly O'Haver, Kirksville, MO (7); 7. 7-Keith Haislip, Davenport, IA (6); 8. 39-Brandon Symmonds, Keokuk, IA (11); 9. 74L-Kevin Londrie, Keokuk, IA (8); 10. 67-Chris Larson, Keokuk, IA (9); 11. 18B-Phillip Beard, Crawfordsville, IA (1).

Heat 2: 1. 66-Joe Hooper, Mendon, IL (8); 2. 71-Jeff Waterman, Quincy, IL (9); 3. 17-Chris Leathers, Macon, MO (1); 4. 3-Bob Woodrow, Perry, MO (2); 5. 97-Terry Houston, Mt. Sterling, IL (10); 6. 5R-Riley Larson, Roland, IA (7); 7. 2B-Jon Melloway, Hallsville, MO (3); 8. 93E-Walter Evans Sr., West Liberty, IA (4); 9. 00-Jack Evans Jr., Keokuk, IA (5); 10. 19k-Jason Riegel, Memphis, MO (6).

Feature: 1. 22L-Lantz (3); 2. 71-Waterman (6); 3. 3-Woodrow (1); 4. 66-Hooper (5); 5. 32-Lodge (2); 6. 97-Houston (7); 7. 00-Evans Jr. (18); 8. 24-Propst (9); 9. 6Y-York (4); 10. 11s-Shaffer (8); 11. 7-Haislip (13); 12. 17-Leathers (10); 13. 74L-Londrie (17); 14. 2B-Melloway (14); 15. 93E-Evans Sr. (16); 16. 19k-Riegel (20); 17. 39-Symmonds (15); 18. 5R-Larson (12); 19. ko99-O'Haver (11); 20. 18B-Beard (21); 21. 67-Larson (19).

USRA HOBBY STOCKS

Heat 1: 1. 2-Tony Becerra, Carthage, IL (7); 2. 2T-Bleu Taylor, Canton, MO (1); 3. 0-Chad Krogmeier, Burlington, IA (5); 4. 87-Michael Larsen, Hannibal, MO (6); 5. 19-Bill Bonnett, Knoxville, IA (4); 6. 41x-Carissa Wagner, Monona, IA (9); 7. 25c-Ryan Crandall, Kirksville, MO (3); 8. 25-Chris Monson, Clear Lake, IA (8); 9. 24-Leroy Johnson, Burlington, IA (2).

Heat 2: 1. c21-Dan Wenig, Middletown, IA (2); 2. 51-Mike Wolfe (1); 3. 52-Chris Wibbell, Dallas City, IL (3); 4. 5A-Bob Lynch, Ottumwa, IA (4); 5. 1-Rodger Dresden, Keokuk, IA (5); 6. 03-Rob Wilsey, Keokuk, IA (8); 7. 21-Curtis Engen, Monona, IA (6); 8. 94F-Bob Fletcher, Wyaconda, MO (7); 9. 11x-Jim Oliver Jr., Beardstown, IL (9).

Heat 3: 1. 30c-Abe Huls, Carthage, IL (1); 2. 11-Mark Holt, Memphis, MO (2); 3. 85-Ben Moudry, Protivin, IA (3); 4. 43s-Jeff Soper, Kahoka, MO (6); 5. 124J-David Sugars, Ft. Madison, IA (4); 6. 44-Kale Foster, Quincy, IL (8); 7. 47-Tim Pettibone, Moravia, IA (7); 8. 24J-Justin Hamelton, Hamilton, IL (5).

Heat 4: 1. 23-Jimmy Hooper, Wyaconda, MO (4); 2. 16-Mike Shelton, Ottumwa, IA (5); 3. 12-Adam Birck, Canton, MO (6); 4. 3G-Lonnie Greiner, Fairfield, IA (2); 5. 89-Brian Howerton, Edina, MO (8); 6. 4P-Russell Passmore, Burlington, IA (3); 7. 55-Derek Dettmann, Monona, IA (7); 8. 1M-Bobby McCartney, Kirksville, MO (1).

Semi 1: 1. 24J-Hamelton (6); 2. 25-Monson (5); 3. 47-Pettibone (4); 4. 41x-Wagner (1); 5. 44-Foster (2); 6. 25c-Crandall (3); 7. 24-Johnson (7).

Semi 2: 1. 21-Engen (3); 2. 03-Wilsey (1); 3. 94F-Fletcher (5); 4. 4P-Passmore (2); 5. 55-Dettmann (4); 6. 1M-McCartney (6); 7. 11x-Oliver Jr. (7).

Feature: 1. 85-Moudry (6); 2. 19-Bonnett (17); 3. 16-Shelton (3); 4. c21-Wenig (1); 5. 12-Birck (4); 6. 43s-Soper (15); 7. 52-Wibbell (12); 8. 5A-Lynch (14); 9. 1-Dresden (18); 10. 51-Wolfe (10); 11. 24J-Hamelton (21); 12. 11-Holt (2); 13. 3G-Greiner (16); 14. 25-Monson (23); 15. 21-Engen (22); 16. 03-Wilsey (24); 17. 23-Hooper (7); 18. 124J-Sugars (19); 19. 30c-Huls (9); 20. 87-Larsen (13); 21. 2-Becerra (11); 22. 89-Howerton (20); 23. 2T-Taylor (5); 24. 0-Krogmeier (8).

CRUISERS

Heat: 1. 34H-Dave Hudson, Memphis, MO (1); 2. 98-Larry Asher, Kirksville, MO (2); 3. 7-Doug Fenton, Burlington, IA (4); 4. Big0-Bill O'Haver, Kirksville, MO (8); 5. 8R-Clayton Robbins, Liberty, MO (5); 6. 71R-Randy Reed, Quincy, IL (3); 7. 11-Jeremy Buss, Quincy, IL (6); 8. 48-Jim Powell, Hannibal, MO (7).

Feature: 1. 34H-Hudson (4); 2. 98-Asher (5); 3. Big0-O'Haver (3); 4. 8R-Robbins (1); 5. 71R-Reed (6); 6. 7-Fenton (2); 7. 11-Buss (7); 8. 48-Powell (8).

HORNETS/PONY STOCKS

Heat: 1. 24-7-David Lorton, Moberly, MO (5); 2. 7-Brandon Savage, Keokuk, IA (4); 3. 20-Andrew Hustead, Rutledge, MO (2); 4. 12-Chris Rees, Mason, IL (7); 5. 77Q-J.D. Murphy, Cincinnati, IA (6); 6. 21-Bill Young, Drakesville, IA (1); 7. 79-David Helenthal, Ft. Madison, IA (3).

Feature: 1. 24-7-Lorton (1); 2. 20-Hustead (3); 3. 12-Rees (4); 4. 21-Young (6); 5. 77Q-Murphy (5); 6. 79-Helenthal (7); 7. 7-Savage (2).


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