IMCA: Nebraska State Racing Championships 2001-08-30

NEBRASKA STATE FAIR PARK RACEWAY 1800 State Fair Park Drive Lincoln NE 68508 LINCOLN, NE-(August 30, 2001)-Kevin Larkins (IMCA Modified) Terry Shearer (IMCA Hobby Stock) and Jay Schilling (Classic Modified) wee crowned Nebraska State ...

IMCA: Nebraska State Racing Championships 2001-08-30
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NEBRASKA STATE FAIR PARK RACEWAY
1800 State Fair Park Drive
Lincoln NE 68508

LINCOLN, NE-(August 30, 2001)-Kevin Larkins (IMCA Modified) Terry Shearer (IMCA Hobby Stock) and Jay Schilling (Classic Modified) wee crowned Nebraska State Champions on Thursday night at Nebraska State Fair Park Raceway. It was the fourth and final night of racing at the 2001 Nebraska State Fair.

Rik Gropp led the IMCA Modified field to the green flag for their 25 lap feature with Larkins coming from the second row to challenge immediately. Larkins assumed the lead on lap two and set sail, having nearly a straightway lead by lap eight. While Larkins was coasting along in the lead, a four car battle was raging for the runner-up spot, between Doug Deterding, David Thome, Gropp and Scott Styskal. By lap 10 Johnny Saathoff had joined the battle for 2nd. These five swapped positions throughout the rest of race and were joined by Ronnie Wallace, who had broken into the top five for the first time on lap 20. On lap 23 the yellow flew for a stalled Dave Trauernicht, which eliminated Larkins big lead and put Saathoff right on his tail. Kevin was able to control the last two laps for the win followed by Saathoff, Deterding, Styskal, Thome, Wallace, Gropp, James Kleinheksel, Eddie Edwards and Jon Schwartz.

Derek Theim jumped out in front of the IMCA Hobby Stock A Feature, but soon both Terry Shearer and Brian Woolsey had overhauled him. With Shearer on the inside and Woolsey on the outside, they waged a duel that took the to the checkered flag, never more that a car length apart. Shearer won by 3/4 of a car length at the finish line to claim the win. Theim finished third, with Eric Cerny and Shawn Berry rounding out the top five.

Jay Schilling led all the way in the Classic Modified Main, followed by Darren Pollmann, Jared Hilker, J. C. Ourada and Larry Pollmann.

IMCA Modified heat races were won by Thome, Larkins, Gropp, Rusty Jermen, Craig Spetman and Styskal. Last chance races went to Wallace, Schwartz, T. J. Artz and Todd Topil.

IMCA Hobby Stock heats were taken by Theim and Shawn Barry. Classic Modified heats were won by Larry Pollmann and Schilling.

<pre> Classic Modified results: 1st Heat-1. Larry Pollmann; 2. Darren Pollmann; 3. Jarod Hilker; 4. Brice Riley. 2nd Heat-1. Jay Schilling; 2. J. C. Ourada; 3. John Berry; 4. Justin Gibbins. A Feature-1. Schilling; 2. D. Pollmann; 3. Hilker; 4. Ourada; 5. Larry Pollmann; 6. Berry; 7. Gibbins; 8. Chad Mahnkun; 9. Riley; 10. R. C. Hail; 11. Greg Rainers; 12. Ryan Peters; 13. Loren Pollmann.

IMCA Hobby Stock results: 1st Heat-1. Derek Theim; 2. Ryan Roschewski; 3. Eric Chab; 4. Terry Shearer. 2nd Heat-1. Shawn Barry; 2. Tim Fralin; 3. Eric Cerny; 4. Chuck Phillips. A Feature-1. Shearer; 2. Brian Woolsey; 3. Theim; 4. Cerny; 5. Barry; 6. James Griffith; 7. Ray Gilland; 8. Roschewski; 9. Bill Rost; 10. Chab; 11. Gary Shelly; 12. Dusty Leonard; 13. Jeff Pitts; 14. Nicole Sherrets; 15. Brent Schlake; 16. Fralin; 17. Nick Kobza.

IMCA Modified results: 1st Heat-1. David Thome; 2. Adam Murdock; 3. Johnny Saathoff; 4. Jeff James. 2nd Heat-Kevin Larkins; 2. James Klenhekel; 3. Eddie Edwards; 4. Dave Anson. 3rd Heat-1. Rik Gropp; 2. Doug Deterding; 3. Jason Logan; 4. Brandon Floyd. 4th Heat-1. Rusty Jermen; 2. Bobby Gillming; 3. Phil Penney; 4. T. J. Artz. 5th Heat-1. Craig Spetman; 2. Melvin Densberger; 3. Jeff Jones; 4. Jon Schwartz. 6th Heat-1. Scott Styskal; 2. Steve Davison; 3. Jamie Eckmeier; 4. Mike Meyer. 1st Last Chance Race-1. Ronnie Wallace; 2. Tom Petracek; 3. Robby Marsh; 4. Scott Bivens. 2nd Last Chance Race-1. Schwartz; 2. Marvin Fuller; 3. Jason Logan; 4. Jason Gaver. 3rd Last Chance Race-1. Meyer; 2. Artz; 3. Brad Tuttle; 4. Brandon Floyd. 4th Last Chance Race-1. Todd Topil; 2. Dave Trauerneicht; 3. Darren Hosick; 4. Chris Alcorn. A Feature-1. Larkins; 2. Saathoff; 3. Deterding; 4. Styskal; 5.Thome; 6. Wallace; 7. Gropp; 8. Kleinheksel; 9. Edwards; 10. Schwartz; 11. Fuller; 12. Meyer; 13. Gillming; 14. Densberger; 15. Topil; 16. Tuttle; 17. Spetman; 18. Trauernicht; 19. Jamie Sylvester; 20. Artz; 21. Davison; 22. Jermen; 23. Jones; 24. James.

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