DAVENPORT, Iowa — Darin Duffy now has another fond memory of the Davenport Speedway. Duffy won a Deery Brothers Late Model race at Davenport several years ago. Friday night, the Hazelton, Iowa racer added an epic win in the IMCA Modified Madness 50.
Duffy started third and took the lead on lap two from Cayden Carter. Duffy, Carter, and Richie Gustin would soon be locked in a battle for the lead that lasted for about 15 laps. When the caution flag flew on lap 20, it was for Duffy, who had to restart at the rear of the field.
Gustin, who had started 13th, took over the lead and would top the field until lap 38. Duffy had quickly worked his way back through the field and re-took the lead. Gustin and Duffy continued to battle until the final lap, when Gustin’s racecar erupted into flames coming out of turn four.
Duffy claimed the victory. Kelly Meyer passed the slowing Gustin for second. Gustin blazed across the finish line for third, followed by Steve Stewart and Dan Klatt.
Justin Kay won the IMCA late model feature over Rob Toland.
Cary Brown topped the street stock race and Austin Moyer won the IMCA SportMod feature. Aaron Hitt aced the 4-Stock feature.