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JEFF WATERMAN EARNS HAWKEYE DIRT TOUR WIN IN CRESCO

June 24, 2010 | By: Jeff Werderman

 

[Cresco, IA] - - Race fans of the JR Motorsports Hawkeye Dirt Tour for IMCA Modifieds saw a third different winner in as many races, and did he ever have to earn it! Jeff Waterman had to battle Mark Elliott and Rich Smith to the bitter end for the win at Cresco Speedway on June 24, 2010.

 

Pole sitter Dan Chapman took the lead at the drop of the green flag, but quickly found himself battling Rich Smith and Jeff Waterman for lead. Smith moved to the high side and wrestled the lead away from Chapman on lap four. Chapman and Waterman put pressure on the new leader, but couldn't manage to get around Smith.

 

Smith would open up a commanding lead on the field by lap ten leaving the rest of the field to battle for second place. Chapman, Waterman, and HDT point leader coming into tonight's event Richie Gustin, were locked in a dogfight for the runner up spot.

 

Two quick caution flags flew in the middle of the Kwik Star of Cresco A-Main and tightened the field. One of which was for Gustin who lost a driveshaft and was forced to the pit area early. When racing resumed on lap seventeen, the war for the top spot heated up.

 

Smith was caught in a brawl for the win with Waterman and Mark Elliott. The threesome kept the fans at the Might Howard County Fair on their feet until the very end. The trio even went three-wide a few times for the lead.

 

On lap twenty-four, Waterman emerged from the tussle with the lead and would take the win by only a few car lengths. Elliott would edge Smith out for second.

 

The fight for the lead was not the only three car battle. Right behind the lead pack, Josh Foster, Mike Jergens, and Jay Noteboom put on a great show for the fans fighting for fourth. Foster would take fourth when the dust settled followed by Noteboom and Jergens.

 

Up next for the JR Motorsports Hawkeye Dirt Tour is a trip to the Lee County Speedway for the 3rd Annual Liberty Cup on Thursday, July 1, 2010. IMCA Stock Cars will also be trackside as it is the final night of the IMCA Great American Stock Car Series. Both A-Mains will pay $1,000 to the winner. It promises to be a "can't miss" event on any race fan's schedule. To learn more about the JR Motorsports Hawkeye Dirt Tour, log onto the tour's web site at www.dirttour.com.

JR MOTORSPORTS HAWKEYE DIRT TOUR RACE REPORT

Cresco Speedway

Cresco, IA

June 24, 2010

33 IMCA Modifieds

A-MAIN: Kwik Star of Cresco 30

1. Jeff Waterman; Quincy, IL

2. Mark Elliott - Webster City, IA

3. Rich Smith; Davenport, IA

4. Josh Foster; Montrose, IA

5. Jay Noteboom; Hinton, IA

6. Mike Jergens; Plover, IA

7. Shawn Ryan; Waterloo, IA

8. Nate Caruth; Ames, IA

9. Troy Cordes; Raymond, IA

10. Justin O'Brien; West Union, IA

11. Ron Pope; Mason City, IA

12. Jeff Ignaszekski; Wells, MN

13. Vern Jackson; Waterloo, IA

14. Max Corporon; Marion, IA

15. Mark Schulte; Delhi, IA

16. Jason Snyder; Dunkerton, IA

17. Greg Cox; Altoona, IA

18. Randy Havlik; Madrid, IA

19. Dennis Betzer; Central City, IA

20. Ed Thomas; Waterloo, IA

21. Ronn Lauritzen; Jesup, IA

22. Clint Wendell; Mason City, IA

23. Dan Chapman; Clarence, IA

24. Richie Gustin; Gilman, IA

25. Darin Duffy; Hazelton, IA

 

SPECIALTY TECHNOLOGIES HEAT RACE RESULTS: 8 Laps, Top 3 Transfer

HEAT 1: Rich Smith, Jay Noteboom, Josh Foster, Mark Schulte, Greg Cox, Jeff Ignaszekski, Andy Krieger (Burlington, IA), Rick Speck (Garner, IA) , DQ-Nate Caruth (Body).

 

HEAT 2: Mike Jergens, Ron Pope, Ronn Lauritzen, Shawn Ryan, Kurt Krauskopf (Decorah, IA), Dennis Betzer, Kent Croskey Polk City, IA), Jeff Morris (Long Grove, IA).

 

HEAT 3: Darin Duffy, Richie Gustin, Jeff Waterman, Randy Havlik, Clint Wendell, Justin O'Brien, Troy Cordes, Ed Thomas.

 

HEAT 4: Mark Elliott, Max Corporon, Dan Chapman, Vern Jackson, Jason Snyder, JJ Wise (Manly, IA), Robert Whalen (Nashua, IA), Matt Stagman (Lancaster, WI).

 

CHASE DECALS B-MAINS RESULTS: 12 Laps, Top 5 Transfer

B1: Mark Schulte, Shawn Ryan, Greg Cox, Nate Caruth, Jeff Ignaszekski, Andy Krieger, Dennis Betzer, Kent Croskey, Rick Speck, Kurt Krauskopf, Jeff Morris.

 

B2: Vern Jackson, Randy Havlik, Justin O'Brien, Troy Cordes, Clint Wendell, Robert Whalen, Matt Stagman, Jason Snyder, JJ Wise, Ed Thomas.

 

HDT CONTINGENCY AWARDS:

Specialty Technologies: No winner

Harris Clash Hardcharger: Nate Caruth (+11)

Aero Race Wheels: Mark Schulte

Bob Harris Enterprises: Vern Jackson

Belleville Motorsports: Jay Noteboom

BSB Manufacturing: Jay Noteboom

JR Motorsports Provisionals: Dennis Betzer, Jason Snyder, and Ed Thomas

 

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High marks to Waterman in Cresco JR Motorsports Hawkeye Dirt Tour

 

By Jeff Werderman

 

CRESCO, Iowa (June 24) – Jeff Waterman became the third different winner in as many JR Motorsports Hawkeye Dirt Tour events this season, battling Mark Elliott and Rich Smith to the checkers Thursday evening at Cresco Speedway.

 

Waterman emerged from a two- and three-wide tussle with the lead on lap 24 and took the $1,000 victory by a couple car lengths. Elliott edged out Smith for second in the Mighty Howard County Fair event.

 

Right behind the lead trio, Josh Foster, Mike Jergens and Jay Noteboom put on a show fighting for fourth. Foster owned the spot when the dust settled, followed by Noteboom and Jergens.

 

The win put Waterman on the ballot for the 2011 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.

 

Pole starter Dan Chapman took the lead at the drop of the green but quickly found himself battling Smith and Waterman for the front.

 

Smith moved to the high side and wrestled the lead away from Chapman on lap four. Chapman and Water­man put pressure on but neither could manage to get around Smith.

 

Smith opened a commanding lead by lap 10, leaving the rest of the field to battle for second place. Chap­man, Waterman and Richie Gustin Jr. were locked in a dogfight for the runner-up spot.

 

Two quick caution flags flew near midway and tightened the field, one of which was for Gustin, who came to town with the tour point lead but lost a driveshaft running in third and was forced to the pit area early.

 

Waterman, Elliott and Smith brawled for first before Waterman began pulling away with two laps left. Note­boom joined the tussle over fourth with five circuits to go, passing Jergens but running out of time to catch Foster.

 

Foster and Gustin had won the first two series events, at Independence and Mason City, respectively.

 

The fourth of 10 events in the inaugural tour is Thursday, July 1 at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson as part of the third annual Liberty Cup special.

 

IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars will also be trackside for the final night of the Great American Stock Car Series. Each feature pays $1,000 to win.

 

Feature results – 1. Jeff Waterman, Quincy, Ill.; 2. Mark Elliott, Webster City; 3. Rich Smith, Davenport; 4. Josh Foster, Montrose; 5. Jay Noteboom, Hinton; 6. Mike Jergens, Plover; 7. Shawn Ryan, Waterloo; 8. Nate Caruth, Ames; 9. Troy Cordes, Raymond; 10. Justin O'Brien, West Union; 11. Ron Pope, Mason City; 12. Jeff Ignaszekski, Wells, Minn.; 13. Vern Jackson, Waterloo; 14. Max Corporon, Marion; 15. Mark Schulte, Delhi; 16. Jason Snyder, Dunkerton; 17. Greg Cox, Altoona; 18. Randy Havlik, Madrid; 19. Dennis Betzer, Central City; 20. Ed Thomas, Waterloo; 21. Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup; 22. Clint Wendel, Mason City; 23. Dan Chapman, Clarence; 24. Richie Gustin Jr., Gilman; 25. Darin Duffy, Hazleton.

 

1st heat (top three) – 1. Smith; 2. Noteboom; 3. Foster. 2nd heat – 1. Jergens; 2. Pope; 3. Lauritzen. 3rd heat – 1. Duffy; 2. Gustin; 3. Waterman. 4th heat – 1. Elliott; 2. Corporon; 3. Chapman.

 

1st “B” feature (top five) – 1. Schulte; 2. Ryan; 3. Cox; 4. Caruth; 5. Ignaszewski. 2nd “B” feature – 1. Jack­son; 2. Havlik; 3. O’Brien; 4. Cordes; 5. Wendel.

 

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