Tyler Droste drove into victory lane after claiming the win in the 2nd annual Dale Miller Memorial on July 6, 2016 at the Independence Motor Speedway.

Tyler Droste (Photo: Speedway Souvenir via Independence Motor Speedway)

Droste had to fend off challenges from Brian Irvine and the 2016 Hogan Memorial Modified winner Richie Gustin before he was able to drive into victory lane.

Droste was able to open up some breathing room. Irvine and Gustin were left to wage war for second. Gustin was able to slip by Irvine after a lap 8 restart. The two went side-by-side for several laps. Irvine reclaimed the second position on lap 22 (of 25) and finished second. Gustin settled for third.

Joel Rust finished fourth, and ninth place starter Ronn Lauritzen drove to a fifth place finish.

Dan Drury held off Joey Schaefer for the win in the Albert Auto IMCA SportMod A-Main. The 2016 Hogan Memorial SportMod winner Ben Chapman finished third followed by Tony Olson and Brian Hilbert.

There will be no races this Saturday at the Independence Motor Speedway as the Buchanan County Fair and the Chase Rice concert will take center stage. Racing will resume on Saturday, July 26 at the premiere racing facility in Eastern Iowa. All six classes will return to the 3/8-dirt oval.

DALE MILLER MEMORIAL
INDEPENDENCE MOTOR SPEEDWAY
INDEPENDENCE, IA
JULY 6, 2016

Performance Bodies Modifieds

A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 92-Tyler Droste[1]; 2. 26-Brian Irvine[3]; 3. 19G-Richie Gustin[6]; 4. 26J-Joel Rust[4]; 5. 10K-Ronn Lauritzen[9]; 6. 62-Hunter Marriott[11]; 7. 15K-Justin Kay[17]; 8. 20L-Zach Less[18]; 9. 12J-Justin O'Brien[5]; 10. 33D-Scott Hogan[14]; 11. 5-Jason Morehouse[10]; 12. 19J-Janae Gustin[24]; 13. F7-Patrick Flannagan[21]; 14. 21-Brennen Chipp[7]; 15. 00J-JD Auringer[16]; 16. 98-Jason Snyder[8]; 17. 2-Brandon Maitland[22]; 18. 12D-Joe Doceckel[2]; 19. 75-Josh Sherbon[19]; 20. 01-Ed Thomas[12]; 21. 4TW-Tim Ward[13]; 22. 1J-Jeffrey Streeter[15]; 23. 64-Vern Jackson[23]; 24. 71-Troy Cordes[20]

B Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 15K-Justin Kay[3]; 2. 75-Josh Sherbon[1]; 3. F7-Patrick Flannagan[4]; 4. 64-Vern Jackson[5]; 5. 415-Josh Barta[12]; 6. 85C-Bryce Carey[2]; 7. 3-Chris Snyder[11]; 8. 57B-Dennis Betzer[7]; 9. 31-Corey Dripps[6]; 10. 20RT-Ricky Thorton Jr[8]; 11. 49-Rod McDonald[9]; 12. 43B-Tommy Belmer[10]

B Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 20L-Zach Less[2]; 2. 71-Troy Cordes[4]; 3. 2-Brandon Maitland[1]; 4. 19J-Janae Gustin[6]; 5. 19D-Darin Duffy[11]; 6. 4-Ryan Maitland[3]; 7. 10-Kaleb Bentley[5]; 8. 23B-Brett Bumgardner[7]; 9. 7SR-Shawn Ritter[10]; 10. 5B-Austin Bishop[9]; 11. 8-Tony Snyder[8]; 12. 835-Joe Taggart[12]

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 01-Ed Thomas[2]; 2. 10K-Ronn Lauritzen[4]; 3. 26J-Joel Rust[1]; 4. 4TW-Tim Ward[3]; 5. 15K-Justin Kay[10]; 6. 75-Josh Sherbon[6]; 7. 64-Vern Jackson[8]; 8. 57B-Dennis Betzer[5]; 9. 49-Rod McDonald[7]; 10. 3-Chris Snyder[9]

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 12D-Joe Doceckel[1]; 2. 5-Jason Morehouse[2]; 3. 62-Hunter Marriott[6]; 4. 33D-Scott Hogan[9]; 5. 85C-Bryce Carey[3]; 6. F7-Patrick Flannagan[4]; 7. 31-Corey Dripps[10]; 8. 20RT-Ricky Thorton Jr[8]; 9. 43B-Tommy Belmer[5]; 10. 415-Josh Barta[7]

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 21-Brennen Chipp[2]; 2. 98-Jason Snyder[1]; 3. 92-Tyler Droste[9]; 4. 1J-Jeffrey Streeter[4]; 5. 2-Brandon Maitland[3]; 6. 4-Ryan Maitland[6]; 7. 10-Kaleb Bentley[5]; 8. 23B-Brett Bumgardner[8]; 9. 5B-Austin Bishop[7]; 10. 19D-Darin Duffy[10]

Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. 12J-Justin O'Brien[1]; 2. 19G-Richie Gustin[4]; 3. 26-Brian Irvine[8]; 4. 00J-JD Auringer[6]; 5. 20L-Zach Less[2]; 6. 71-Troy Cordes[9]; 7. 19J-Janae Gustin[7]; 8. 8-Tony Snyder[5]; 9. 7SR-Shawn Ritter[3]; 10. 835-Joe Taggart[10]

Albert Auto Sport Mods

A Feature 1 (18 Laps): 1. 21D-Dan Drury[2]; 2. 2-Joey Schaefer[5]; 3. 1JR-Ben Chapman[6]; 4. T23-Tony Olson[11]; 5. 39-Brian Hilbert[4]; 6. 00-Jim Buhlman[12]; 7. 29-Sean Vogt[14]; 8. 36A-Andy Edwards[7]; 9. B21-Brandon Tharp[20]; 10. 19B-Greg Barnett[3]; 11. 99C-Leah Wroten[21]; 12. 57R-Ryan King[16]; 13. 11A-Andy Hunter[17]; 14. K3-Kyle Olson[9]; 15. 22H-Curt Hilmer[10]; 16. 731C-Brett Vanous[18]; 17. 96-Lucas Lundry[13]; 18. 3T-Tyler Soppe[19]; 19. 87J-Christian Jordan[22]; 20. 05-Aarron Mitchell[1]; 21. 339-Kevin Hurst[8]; 22. 19BX-Nate Smith[15]; 23. 2X-Justin Temeyer[23]; (DNS) 35-Kyle Bentley

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 339-Kevin Hurst[1]; 2. 22H-Curt Hilmer[6]; 3. 39-Brian Hilbert[2]; 4. 19B-Greg Barnett[4]; 5. 96-Lucas Lundry[5]; 6. 57R-Ryan King[8]; 7. 3T-Tyler Soppe[7]; 8. 87J-Christian Jordan[3]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. T23-Tony Olson[3]; 2. 1JR-Ben Chapman[5]; 3. 36A-Andy Edwards[6]; 4. 00-Jim Buhlman[1]; 5. 29-Sean Vogt[4]; 6. 11A-Andy Hunter[2]; 7. 2X-Justin Temeyer[8]; 8. B21-Brandon Tharp[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 19B-Greg Barnett; 2. 21D-Dan Drury[8]; 3. K3-Kyle Olson[4]; 4. 2-Joey Schaefer[6]; 5. 05-Aarron Mitchell[3]; 6. 19BX-Nate Smith[5]; 7. 731C-Brett Vanous[2]; 8. 99C-Leah Wroten[7]; (DNS) 35-Kyle Bentley