DAVENPORT (DTR) – The annual Night of Destruction was run Saturday night at the Davenport Speedway. The evening featured Cheater Races in four classes, an appearance by the American Iron Racing Series, and the always exciting Trailer Race. 

In the Modified feature, Bob “the Dominator” Dominacki led the first eight laps. Derrick Carlson was able get under Dominacki and take the lead. Five laps later, it was Donovan Lodge trying to do the same to Carlson. Carlson fended off Lodge to take the win. Lodge held on to finish second. Dominacki won the battle for third over Mitch Way. George Spence III rounded out the top five. 

SportMod action saw Henry Carson lead the first two laps of the feature. Blaise Lewis took control on lap three. While Lewis was leading, he was also being hunted down by Dave Engelkens, who started tenth. The lead was down to half a car length at the white flag and looked to be a close finish, but the caution flag flew ending the race with Lewis declared the winner. Engelkens was credited with second. Aaron Hitt took third, followed by Anthony Franklin and Bryan Ritter, in that order. 

Jesse Owen led the first four laps of the Street Stock feature before his car went up in smoke. Jeff Struck Jr. led the remaining laps for the victory. Nick Claussen picked up a second place finish with Trevor Tucker third. Josh Starr won the 4-Stock main by holding off Cyle Hawkins for all twelve laps. Hawkins had to settle for second, with Aaron Hitt taking another third. Joe Zrostlik and Andy Wagener rounded out the top five. 

The American Iron Racing Series feature went to Steve Johnson. Johnson had to work his way around Doak Allen Jr. on lap ten and then hold on to the win. Allen recovered to finish second with Robin Atkins third. Bart Miller and Travis Heier finished fourth and fifth respectively. The Trailer Race winner was Mike Hulsing. In an unusual turn, Mike Hulsing also captured the fan favorite vote with his entry of “the Flash”. 

See full results below.

Three races remain on the DRT TRAK Racing schedule in 2021. All three events will feature the SLMR Hoker Trucking East Series. Racing will be at the Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway on Thursday, September 23, and the West Liberty Raceway on Friday, September 24. The season finale will be at the Davenport Speedway on Saturday, September 25, for the 28th running of the Iowa Governor’s Cup.


Cheater Races – Modifieds

Heat #1: 1. Derrick Carlson; 2. Donovan Lodge; 3. Mitch Way; 4. Bob Dominacki; 5. George Spence III

Feature: 1. Derrick Carlson; 2. Donovan Lodge; 3. Mitch Way; 4. Bob Dominacki; 5. George Spence III; 6. Richard Vela; 7. James Erichsen; (1-DNS) 

Cheater Races – SportMods

Heat #1: 1. Dave Engelkens; 2. Aaron Hitt; 3. Barry Bates; 4. Rance Powell; 5. Blaise Lewis

Heat #2: 1. Anthony Franklin; 2. Dakota Cole; 3. Henry Carson; 4. Bryan Ritter; 5. Randy Farrell

Feature: 1. Blaise Lewis; 2. Dave Engelkens; 3. Aaron Hitt; 4. Anthony Franklin; 5. Bryan Ritter; 6. Barry Bates; 7. Dakota Cole; 8. Rance Powell; 9. Alex VerVynck; 10. Mike Adam; 11. Randy Farrell; 12. Cody Scherer; 13. Henry Carson

Cheater Races – Street Stocks

Heat #1: 1. Jeff Struck Jr.; 2. Jesse Owen; 3. Nick Claussen; 4. Alex Pappas; 5. Trevor Tucker

Feature: 1. Jeff Struck Jr.; 2. Nick Claussen; 3. Trevor Tucker; 4. Alex Pappas; 5. Jesse Owen; 6. Colby Hixson; (1-DNS)

Cheater Races – 4-Stocks

Heat #1: 1. Cyle Hawkins; 2. Andy Wagener; 3. Joe Zrostlik; 4. Rob Harding Sr.; 5. Josh Starr

Feature: 1. Josh Starr; 2. Cyle Hawkins; 3. Aaron Hitt; 4. Joe Zrostlik; 5. Andy Wagener; 6. Rob Harding Sr.; 7. Jason Rhoads; 8. Trent LeBarge; 9. Lucas Short; 10. Nick Proehl; 11. Drew Wise; 12. Gary Schlieper

American Iron Racing Series

Heat #1: 1. Dennis Etten; 2. Steve Olson; 3. Steve Johnson; 4. Brian Gade; 5. Josh Woods

Heat #2: 1. Jake Hayes; 2. Doug Yates; 3. Craig Adams; 4. Ron Cook; 5. Dan Thompson

Heat #3: 1. Doak Allen Jr.; 2. RobinAtkins; 3. Bart Miller; 4. Travis Heier; 5. Bruce Yoerger

Feature: 1. Steve Johnson; 2. Doak Allen Jr.; 3. Robin Atkins; 4. Bart Miller; 5. Travis Heier; 6. Jake Hayes; 7. Dennis Etten; 8. Brian Gade; 9. Ron Cook; 10. Doug Yates; 11. Dan Thompson; 12. Steve Olson; 13. Justin Stock; 14. Bruce Yoerger; 15. Jeff Hallowell; 16. Craig Adams; 17. Jimmy Rogers; 18. Josh Woods; (1-DNS)


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