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August 12
Davenport Speedway,
Davenport, IA
Sanction: Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Racing Association - $5,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated August 13, 4:11 am)
Diercks gets first MLRA victory at Davenport
  1. Spencer Diercks
  2. Chad Simpson
  3. Chris Simpson
  4. Justin Kay
  5. Frank Heckenast Jr.
  6. Kolby Vandenbergh
  7. Tony Jackson Jr.
  8. Daniel Hilsabeck
  9. Tim Simpson
  10. Mark Burgtorf
  11. Brandon Queen
  12. Sawyer Specht
  13. Steve Stultz
  14. Tegan Evans
  15. Johnathan Huston
  16. Austin Howes
  17. Rickey Frankel
  18. Gary Webb
  19. Paul Parker
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What won the race: Keeping Chris and Chad Simpson at bay late in the 30-lapper, polesitter and hometown pilot Spencer Diercks claimed his first career Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Racing Association victory on Friday at Davenport Speedway. He earned $5,000.
Quotable: “If it’s anywhere in the world I’d like to get a win it’d be here,” said Diercks. “I’m from here and I’ve always had bad luck here, but it’s been treating me nice lately. I’m just a dumb concrete guy and I just do this for fun, I’m just speechless. … I knew (Chris Simpson) was out there, but I’ve ran here enough to know that cushion was way up there and it was black all the way up there. It was going to take somebody crazy to get up there and I knew he (Simpson) was kind of a bottom feeder so I stuck down there and stood in my line and there we go.”
Key notes: Despite an early slip-up that allowed Chris Simpson to lead laps 2-3, Diercks regained the spot on the fourth circuit and never looked back for his milestone MLRA triumph. … Friday's MLRA winner, Tony Jackson Jr. of Lebanon, Mo., finished seventh. … The weekend tripleheader concludes with a visit to Maquoketa Speedway on Saturday.
On the move: Tim Simpson of Iowa City, Iowa, started 17th and finished eighth.
Winner's sponsors: Diercks’ Longhorn Chassis is sponsored by Diercks Ltd., JVC Custom Builders & Remodelers, Mohr Enterprises, Rockstar Energy Drink, Maloney Pub, and T&G Refurbishers.
Points chase: Before Davenport: 1. Chad Simpson (3,035); 2. Kolby Vandenbergh (2,750); 3. Johnny Scott (2,635); 4. Daniel Hilsabeck (2,595); 5. Steve Stultz (2,270).
Current weather: Clear, 70°F
Car count: 19
Fast qualifier: Spencer Diercks
Time: 13.534 seconds
Polesitter: Spencer Diercks
Heat race winners: Spencer Diercks, Chris Simpson, Frank Heckenast Jr.
Next series race: August 13, Maquoketa Speedway (Maquoketa, IA) $5,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Diercks, Chr. Simpson
Row 2: Heckenast, Jackson
Row 3: Cha. Simpson, Hilsabeck
Row 4: Vandenbergh, Kay
Row 5: Howes, Burgtorf
Row 6: Frankel, Queen
Row 7: Huston, Stultz
Row 8: Specht, Evans
Row 9: T. Simpson, Webb
Row 10: Parker
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