Spaulding wins Darrell Vice Benefit at Quincy
QUINCY, Ill. (Aug. 3, 2001) - After racing did get rained out on Thursday at Aledo Raceway in Aledo, IL. The racing resumed on Friday night at Quincy Raceway in Quincy, IL. Mike Spaulding from Bemidji, MN raced as if he was on a mission taking the lead from polesitter Steve Holzkamper Siloam Springs, AR on lap one and cruising on to victory in the forty lap Simpson Race Products A-main.
Mike Chasteen Creve Couer, IL tried several times to get to the inside of these two drivers, but could never get the job done. After each caution Spaulding would have to deal with Holzkamper and Chasteen for about two laps then Spaulding would pull away from these drivers. For the win Spaulding picked up the $2000 paycheck.
Rounding out the top five was Jason Hughes and Mark Burgtorf. The Harris Auto Racing Heat Races were won by Holzkamper, Tim Weaver, Chasteen, Kevin Peters, and Spaulding. The Midwest Motorsports B-mains were won by Tommy Myer and Mike Marlar.
The racetrack on Friday was probably one of the heaviest tracks since the USMTS has been visiting Quincy as they did get plenty of rain on Thursday night and Friday morning. Drivers did have a tough time with motors on Friday night.
A strong field of thirty-nine cars was on hand with drivers from nine different states.
Heat 1 - Steve Holzkamper, Mark Burgtorf, Jim Roach, Tommy Myer, Sam Burgtorf
Heat 2 - Tim Weaver, Brandon Brown, Mike Marlar, Jimmy Owens, Tim Folkerts
Heat 3 - Mike Chasteen, Bruce Hanford, Michael Long, Kelly Shryock, Jeff Cooley
Heat 4 - Kevin Peters, Henry Delonjay, Ron Schreiner, Tim Donlinger, Mike Karhoff
Heat 5 - Mike Spaulding, Jason Hughes, Darren Bangert, Les Harding, Terry Wilson
B-main 1 - Tommy Myer, Ron Schreiner, Tim Folkerts, Jimmy Owens, Terry Wilson
B-main 2 - Mike Marlar, Kelly Shryock, Tim Donlinger, Sam Burgtorf, Darren Bangert
A-main - Mike Spaulding Bemidji, MN, Steve Holzkamper Gentry, AR, Mike Chasteen Creve Coeur, IL, Jason Hughes Colcord, OK, Mark Burgtorf Quincy, IL, Jimmy Owens Newport, TN, Bruce Hanford Davenport, IA, Tommy Myer Blooming Prairie, MN, Ron Schreiner New Richmond, WI, Kelly Shryock LeMars, IA, Michael Long Canton, MO, Mike Karhoff Quincy, IL, Kevin Peters Monmouth, IL, Sam Burgtorf Quincy, IL, Mike Delozier Carthage, IL, Jim Roach Kohaka, MO, Mike Marlar Winfield, TN, Tim Folkerts Albia, IA, Darren Bangert Bluffs, IL, Tim Weaver Westville, OK, Dan Helm Milan, IL, Henry Delonjay Quincy, IL, Tim Donlinger Rochester, MN, Willy Kraft Lakefield, MN, Terry Wilson Frankford, MO, Brandon Brown Quincy, IL