Feger Hustles To Davenport Glory

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Jason Feger (25) won Friday's Corn Belt Clash late model race at Iowa's Davenport Speedway. (Mike Ruefer photo)
Jason Feger (25) won Friday’s Corn Belt Clash late model race at Iowa’s Davenport Speedway. (Mike Ruefer photo)

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Jason Feger was the big winner in the Corn Belt Clash-Karsyn’s Krusaders 40 Friday night at Davenport Speedway.

Feger used lapped traffic to take the top spot away from Andy Eckrich on lap 16. Once in front, the Bloomington, Illinois driver would lead the rest of the way to the checkers and the $3,000 payday.

Andy Eckrich would hold on to the second spot, despite several challenges from his brother Denny, who finished third. Ray Guss Jr. was the top local finisher, taking fourth ahead of Justin Kay.

In the IMCA Late Model feature, Tom Darbyshire ended up in victory lane. Andy Nezworski started on the pole and led the first thirteen laps. Darbyshire worked Nezworski high and low, before taking the lead for good, on lap 14. Nezworski held on for second, with Nate Bueseling finishing third. Mike Murphy Jr. and Justin Kay rounded out the top five.

Steve Stewart came away with the feature win in the IMCA Modified main, which wasn’t kind to the race leaders. Early race leader, Rich Smith brought out the yellow flag on lap eight. On the restart, Kelly Meyer went out the front, until he was the reason for the cautions at lap 13.

Stewart and Tim Arp would exchange the lead a couple of times over the last two laps, with Stewart leading at the checkered flag.

Arp would finish in the runner-up spot. Eric Barnes, Craig Crawford and Brian Bushong completed the top five.

Jeremy Marquette took all of one corner to take the lead of the street stock feature from the fourth starting spot.

Joe Zrostlik came back to the 4-Stock class and came away with the checkered flag.