Track champions determined on Cunningham Fertilizer Season Championship Night at Pepsi Scotland County Speedway
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September 30, 2006  |  by Brian Neal

MEMPHIS, Mo. -- The 2006 Cunningham Fertilizer Season Championship Night was finally put into the books at the Pepsi Scotland County Speedway in Memphis, Mo., after a rain out back on Aug. 26. One hundred fifty drivers turned out to witness the lighting of the new Musco lights, along with the crowning of the 2006 track champions. Taking home feature wins on the night were Steve Breazeale (Mid-America 305 Winged Sprints), Tony Fraise (Bentz GM Country USRA Modifieds), Matt Greiner (USRA Stock Cars), Jim Gillenwater (Advance Trading USRA B-Modifieds), Jimmy Hayes (USRA Hobby Stocks), Brad Weber (Outlaw Hobbies) and Gordon Blankenship Jr. (Hornets).

The first feature of the night was the 15-lap Advance Trading USRA B-Modifieds with Brandon Savage and Jim Gillenwater drawing the front row. Gillenwater took advantage of his front row starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1. Gillenwater would pull away from the field to lead all 15 laps to pick up his third win on the season at the speedway. The 2006 Track Champion, Tony Dunker, who started twelfth, crossed the line in second, Savage held on for third, Joe Hooper came from thirteenth to finish in fourth, with Porter Collins rounding out the top five. Jack Evans Jr., Savage and Wyatt Lantz each picked up a heat race win.

Dale Porter and Ethan Hustead led the field to the drop of the green flag in the 10-lap Hornet feature with Porter jumping out front on lap 1. Porter would hold the lead for one lap, as Gordon Blankenship Jr., who started seventh, quickly moved up to take over the top spot on lap 2. Blankenship Jr. then pulled away on the final eight laps to claim his third win of 2006 at Memphis. Porter held on for second, Chuck Fullenkamp was third, Travis DeMint was fourth, with Brent Hartley coming home in fifth. Andrew Hustead came home in sixth and was crowned the 2006 Track Champion. Heat race wins went to Blankenship Jr. and DeMint.

Up next was the 12-lap USRA Hobby Stock feature with Bill Gibson and Jimmy Hayes making up the front row. Hayes moved out front on lap 1, with Gibson and Mike Shelton battling for second. Hayes would go on to lead all 12 laps and held off a last lap challenge from Shelton to claim his second win of the season at the track. Gibson would hold on for third, Bob Lynch was fourth, with Tim Kraber coming home in fifth. Nathan Wood would finish in sixth and locked up his third track championship on the 2006 season. Steve Allen and Kraber would pick up the heat race wins.

The best feature of the night was the 18-lap Stock Car feature as Toby Johnson, Jason Cook and Matt Greiner put on a show for the lead from the drop of the green until the checkered flag. Johnson and Cook started the event on the front row, with Cook taking the early lead. Johnson would slip under Cook on lap 3 to grab the top spot, but Cook wouldn't give up. Johnson and Cook battled side-by-side with Greiner, who started 10th, moving in to make it a three-way battle for the top spot. Greiner, who ran the bottom of the speedway, and Johnson, who was up top, ran laps 10-15 side-by-side, before Greiner finally took the lead. Greiner then held off Johnson and Cook over the final three laps to pick up his sixth win of the season at the track. Cook's third-place finish was good enough for him to claim his second consecutive track championship at Memphis. Mike Harward would come home in fourth, with Ryan Cook rounding out the top five. Heat race winners were Jason Cook and Jeremy Hamlin.

Steve Breazeale and Louis Lynch led the field to the drop of the green flag in the 20-lap Mid-America 305 Winged Sprint feature, with Breazeale jumping out front on lap 1. Breazeale would go on to hold off Jonathan Cornell throughout the entire 20 laps to pick up the win. Marty Stephenson would come home in third, Jack Potter came from 11th to finish in fourth, with Mark Widmar coming from tenth to round out the top five. Breazeale, Monty Hill and Widmar each picked up a heat race win.

The 15-lap Outlaw Hobby feature saw Brian Clark and Jake Wenig drawing the front row, with Wenig moving out front on lap 1. Wenig would go on to lead all 15 laps to cross the finish line in first. But a post-race inspection found Wenig's car to have an illegal carburetor, giving the win to second place finisher Brad Weber. Tim Dawson was moved up to second, with third going to Beau Taylor, who started 11th, Rodger Dresden came from twentieth to finish in fourth, with Michael St. Clair coming home in fifth. Taylor's third place finish was more then enough for him to pick up his first track championship. Heat race winners were Bob Lynch, Clark, Weber and St. Clair, with Jeff Hamlin taking the semi win.

The final feature of the night was the scheduled 20-lap Bentz GM Country USRA Modifieds. Tony Fraise and Jared Durbin drew the front row for the event, with Fraise taking advantage of his start to grab the lead on lap 1. Fraise, in his newly purchased Skyrocket Chassis, continued to pace the field, as Martin Bennett, who started twelfth, was working his way to the front. Fraise was able to hold on in a shortened feature to claim his sixth win of 2006 at Memphis. Martin Bennett finished a close second, Mike Bennett was third, Matt Greiner came from eleventh to finish in fourth, with Durbin holding on for fifth. Ryan Meyer crossed the finish line in 10th, which was enough for him to hold on for the 2006 track championship. Scott Dickey, Durbin and Meyer each picked up a heat race win.

Coming up next at the Pepsi Scotland County Speedway is the 2nd Annual Pizza Hut Fall Nationals, Oct. 12-14. Practice night for all classes will be held on Wednesday, October 11, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Qualifying for the Modifieds, Stock Cars, B-Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Outlaw Hobbies and Hornets will get underway on Thursday, Oct. 12. Then on Friday, Oct. 13, the Late Models will be racing in a complete show, which pays $2,000 to win. Then on Saturday, Oct. 14, will be last chance races for the final features which pays the Modifieds $5,000 to win, Stock Cars $2,000, B-Modifieds going for $1,000, Hobby Stocks for $600, Outlaw Hobbies for $700 and Hornets for $300, plus the Late Models racing for $3,000 to win. Races on Thursday and Friday gets underway at 6 p.m. and then on Saturday at 5 p.m.

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USRA Casey's General Stores Weekly Racing Series
Cunningham Fertilizer Season Championship Night
Pepsi Scotland County Speedway
Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006


Heat 1: 1. 40-Scott Dickey, Packwood, Iowa; 2. 29-Matt Greiner, Washington, Iowa; 3. 7-Mike Thomas, West Branch, Iowa; 4. 32-Mike Bennett, Des Moines, Iowa; 5. z4-Jody Wood, Donnellson, Iowa; 6. B4-Michael Blivens, Quincy, Ill.; 7. 6-Kevin Cale, Donnellson, Iowa; 8. 32x-Lonnie Heap, Media, Ill.

Heat 2: 1. 20-Jared Durbin, Ft. Madison, Iowa; 2. 14-Tyler Cale, Donnellson, Iowa; 3. 12-Bob Dale, Gorin; 4. 21-Lynn Monroe, Memphis; 5. 97-Jerry Asher, Kirksville; 6. 5s-David Snyder, Greentop; 7. 7x-David Holder, Clarence.

Heat 3: 1. 82M-Ryan Meyer, Liberty, Ill.; 2. 45-Tony Fraise, Donnellson, Iowa; 3. 18-Michael Long, Quincy, Ill.; 4. 99x-Martin Bennett, Ankeny, Iowa; 5. 20/20-Chris Eggers, Lancaster; 6. 4-Brian George, Altoona, Iowa; 7. 49-Todd Bates, Canton, Ill.

Feature: 1. 45-Fraise; 2. 99x-Martin Bennett; 3. 32-Mike Bennett; 4. 29-Greiner; 5. 20-Durbin; 6. z4-Wood; 7. 20/20-Eggers; 8. 49-Bates; 9. 32x-Heap; 10. 82M-Meyer; 11. B4-Blivens; 12. 40-Dickey; 13. 12-Dale; 14. 5s-Snyder; 15. 6-K. Cale; 16. 21-Monroe; 17. 14-T. Cale; 18. 18-Long; 19. 4-George; 20. 97-Asher; 21. 7-Thomas; 22. 7x-Holder.


Heat 1: 1. 27J-Jason Cook, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; 2. 4-Toby Johnson, Eldon, Iowa; 3. 7A-Troy Alexander, Memphis; 4. 05-John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa; 5. 21-Jared Miller, Pulaski, Iowa; 6. 79J-Brian Jackson, Moravia, Iowa; 7. 44-Kale Foster, Quincy, Ill.; 8. 9-Buddy Cundiff, Harrisburg; 9. 57-Keith Kuder, Rose Hill, Iowa; 10. 6s-Jody Small, Rutledge.

Heat 2: 1. 95-Jeremy Hamlin, Memphis; 2. 27R-Ryan Cook, West Point, Iowa; 3. 29-Matt Greiner, Washington, Iowa; 4. 01I-Mike Harward, Floris, Iowa; 5. 33-Brandon Rothzen, Media, Ill.; 6. 81-Bert McDaniel, Eldon, Iowa; 7. 11-Mark Holt, Memphis; 8. 04-Steve Steinkuhler, Camp Point, Ill.; 9. 52-Chris Wibbell, Dallas City, Ill.; 10. 26-Greg Harsch, Bloomfield, Iowa.

Feature: 1. 29-Greiner; 2. 4-Johnson; 3. 27J-J. Cook; 4. 01I-Harward; 5. 27R-R. Cook; 6. 95-Hamlin; 7. 52-Wibbell; 8. 05-Oliver Jr.; 9. 21-Miller; 10. 44-Foster; 11. 33-Rothzen; 12. 81-McDaniel; 13. 11-Holt; 14. 04-Steinkuhler; 15. 79J-Jackson; 16. 7A-Alexander; 17. 26-Harsch; 18. 57-Kuder; 19. 9-Cundiff; 20. 6s-Small.


Heat 1: 1. 00-Jack Evans Jr., Keokuk, Iowa; 2. 6Y-Ron York, Edina; 3. 71-Jeff Waterman, Quincy, Ill.; 4. 46-Porter Collins, Clarence; 5. 1-Joe Hooper, Mendon, Ill.; 6. 5%-Hugh Eddy, Milan; 7. 66-Cliff Powell, New London.

Heat 2: 1. 7s-Brandon Savage, Keokuk, Iowa; 2. 20-Larry Newman, Kirksville; 3. 77-Jared Fuller, Memphis; 4. 19-Jason Riegel, Memphis; 5. 14-Jeremy Baker, Canton; 6. 2x-Bill Seyb, Donnellson, Iowa; 7. 44H-Gordon Hudson, Arbela.

Heat 3: 1. 22-Wyatt Lantz, Bowen, Ill.; 2. 4-Tony Dunker, Quincy, Ill.; 3. 10-Jim Gillenwater, Keokuk, Iowa; 4. 7L-Josh Larson, Keokuk, Iowa; 5. 39-Brandon Symmonds, Keokuk, Iowa; 6. 29L-Chad Lebsock, Centralia; 7. 11s-John Shaffer, Memphis.

Feature: 1. 10-Gillenwater; 2. 4-Dunker; 3. 7s-Savage; 4. 1-Hooper; 5. 46-Collins; 6. 6Y-York; 7. 71-Waterman; 8. 7L-Larson; 9. 20-Newman; 10. 66-Powell; 11. 29L-Lebsock; 12. 39-Symmonds; 13. 19-Riegel; 14. 11s-Shaffer; 15. 2x-Seyb; 16. 77-Fuller; 17. 14-Baker; 18. 44H-Hudson; 19. 5%-Eddy; 20. 22-Lantz; 21. 00-Evans Jr.


Heat 1: 1. 3s-Steve Allen, Oskaloosa, Iowa; 2. 4J-Bob Lynch, Ottumwa, Iowa; 3. 9-Jimmy Hayes, Moravia, Iowa; 4. 12ML-Mike Leffler, Ottumwa, Iowa; 5. 52-Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa; 6. 01s-Shawn Smothers, Albia, Iowa; 7. 8R-Clayton Robbins, Liberty; 8. 17-Lisa Carlin, Hannibal.

Heat 2: 1. 27K-Tim Kraber, Ottumwa, Iowa; 2. 16-Mike Shelton, Ottumwa, Iowa; 3. 38-Bill Gibson, Knoxville, Iowa; 4. 2M-Mark Moore, Ottumwa, Iowa; 5. 3z-Jason VanZomeren, Oskaloosa, Iowa; 6. 53-Troy Kiger, Revere; 7. 07-Ernie Bunch, Kirksville; 8. 8UP-Daniel Robbins, Greentop.

Feature: 1. 9-Hayes; 2. 16-Shelton; 3. 38-Gibson; 4. 4J-Lynch; 5. 27k-Kraber; 6. 52-Wood; 7. 3s-Allen; 8. 3z-VanZomeren; 9. 17-Carlin; 10. 01s-Smothers; 11. 12ML-Leffler; 12. 2M-Moore; 13. 07-Bunch; 14. 8UP-D. Robbins; 15. 53-Kiger; 16. 8R-C. Robbins.


Heat 1: 1. 4L-Jim Lynch, Donnellson, Iowa; 2. 8s-Tony Becerra, Carthage, Ill.; 3. 12-Adam Birck; Canton; 4. 43s-Jeff Soper, Kahoka; 5. 03-Rob Wilsey, Keokuk, Iowa; 6. 23-Jimmy Hooper, Wyaconda; 7. 48-Jim Powell, Hannibal; 8. 6s-Earl Six, Keokuk, Iowa.

Heat 2: 1. 88-Brian Clark, Kahoka; 2. 2T-Beau Taylor, Canton; 3. 20-Keith Reed, Fowler, Ill.; 4. 06-Jerry Jansen, Plainville, Ill.; 5. 2J-Larry Taylor, Canton; 6. 97J-Jacob Smith, Argyle, Iowa; 7. 87-Jeff Hamlin, Edina.

Heat 3: 1. 3B-Brad Weber, Donnellson, Iowa; 2. 4-Jake Wenig, Middletown, Iowa; 3. 41-John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa; 4. 89-Brian Howerton, Hurdland; 5. 47-Tim Pettibone, Moravia, Iowa; 6. 9-Steve Carlin, Hannibal; 7. 14-Jason Billings, Keokuk, Iowa.

Heat 4: 1. 3-Michael St. Clair, Kahoka; 2. 28-Tim Dawson, Callao; 3. 7D-Doug Fenton, Burlington, Iowa; 4. c21-Dan Wenig, Burlington, Iowa; 5. 1-Rodger Dresden, Keokuk, Iowa; 6. 25c-Ryan Crandall, Brashear; 7. 15-Amy Mason, Warsaw, Ill.

Semi: 1. 87-Hamlin; 2. 23-Hooper; 3. 97J-Smith; 4. 6s-Six; 5. 25c-Crandall; 6. 9-Carlin; 7. 48-Powell; 8. 14-Billings; 9. 15-Mason.

Feature: 1. 3B-Weber; 2. 28-Dawson; 3. 2T-B. Taylor; 4. 1-Dresden; 5. 3-St. Clair; 6. 4L-Lynch; 7. 47-Pettibone; 8. 06-Jansen; 9. 03-Wilsey; 10. c21-D. Wenig; 11. 23-Hooper; 12. 6s-Six; 13. 2J-L. Taylor; 14. 43s-Soper; 15. 88-Clark; 16. 7D-Fenton; 17. 8s-Becerra; 18. 12-Birck; 19. 87-Hamlin; 20. 41-Oliver Jr.; 21. 97J-Smith; 22. 89-Howerton; 23. 20-Reed; 24. 4-J. Wenig (DQ).


Heat 1: 1. 17-Gordon Blankenship Jr., Keokuk, Iowa; 2. 00-Brent Hartley, Niota, Ill.; 3. 89R-Ronald Kibbe, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; 4. 20-Andrew Hustead, Rutledge; 5. 31-Dale Porter, Polaski, Iowa; 6. 1-Jim Hamilton, Keokuk, Iowa; 7. 77Q-J.D. Murphy, Cincinnati, Iowa; 8. 12-Chris Rees, Mason, Ill.

Heat 2: 1. 4T-Travis DeMint, Basco, Ill.; 2. 48-Chuck Fullenkamp, Ft. Madison, Iowa; 3. 27-Bill Winkle, Coatsburg, Ill.; 4. 66-Lew Aikman, Hannibal; 5. 62H-Ethan Hustead, Edina; 6. 20-Bob Cowman, Quincy, Ill.; 7. 21-Bill Young, Drakesville, Iowa; 8. 44w-Ryan Anderson, Donnellson, Iowa.

Feature: 1. 17-Blankenship Jr.; 2. 31-Porter; 3. 48-Fullenkamp; 4. 4T-DeMint; 5. 00-Hartley; 6. 20-A. Hustead; 7. 27-Winkle; 8. 62H-E. Hustead; 9. 66-Aikman; 10. 12-Rees; 11. 77Q-Murphy; 12. 20-Cowman; 13. 21-Young; 14. 44w-Anderson; 15. 89R-Kibbe; 16. 1-Hamilton.


Heat 1: 1. 66-Steve Breazeale, Trenton; 2. 71-Louis Lynch, Lancaster; 3. 10-Clint Todd, Lynchberg; 4. 7H-Chad Houston, Jamesport; 5. 6-Jack Potter, Pleasant Hill; 6. 75-Dave Bouzek, Trenton; 7. 2-Russ Braun, Lone Jack; 8. 55-Matt Stephenson, Des Moines, Iowa; 9. 4E-Jeff Edgington, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Heat 2: 1. 48-Monty Hill, Fairfield, Iowa; 2. 46-Michael White, Lamont; 3. 63-Nate Van Haaften, Otley, Iowa; 4. 36-Marty Stephenson, Mitchelleville, Iowa; 5. 3-Bob Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa; 6. 47-Bob Lamb, Mitchelleville, Iowa; 7. 44-Mike White, Lamonte; 8. 6k-Mitch Alexander, Knoxville, Iowa; 9. 40-Shawn Lee, Spickard.

Heat 3: 1. 7w-Mark Widmar, Ottumwa, Iowa; 2. 28-Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 3. 9-Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, Iowa; 4. 82-Michael Brown, Kingsville; 5. 6-Dustin Whiting, Burlington, Iowa; 6. 55x-Ken Potter, Harrisonville; 7. 98-Steve Yarns, Spirit Lake, Iowa; 8. 22-Logan Trueblood, Memphis.

Semi: 1. 44-Mike White; 2. 98-Yarns; 3. 2-Braun; 4. 40-Lee; 5. 6k-Alexander; 6. 55-Matt Stephenson; 7. 22-Trueblood; 8. 4E-Edgington.

Feature: 1. 66-Breazeale; 2. 28-Cornell; 3. 36-Marty Stephenson; 4. 6-J. Potter; 5. 7w-Widmar; 6. 71-Lynch; 7. 6-Whiting; 8. 55x-K. Potter; 9. 3-Thompson; 10. 82-Brown; 11. 44-Mike White; 12. 75-Bouzek; 13. 63-Van Haaften; 14. 9-Phillips; 15. 46-Michael White; 16. 48-Hill; 17. 98-Yarns; 18. 47-Lamb; 19. 7H-Houston; 20. 10-Todd.


Bentz GM Country USRA Modifieds: 82M-Ryan Meyer, Liberty, Ill.
USRA Stock Cars: 27J-Jason Cook, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
Advance Trading USRA B-Modifieds: 4-Tony Dunker, Quincy, Ill.
USRA Hobby Stocks: 52-Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa.
Outlaw Hobbies: 2T-Beau Taylor, Canton.
Hornets: 20-Andrew Hustead, Rutledge.

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