2014 Rock Island Grand Prix: Sunday results


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By Steve Tappa, stappa@qconline.com
— Note: Listed by driver, home and difference to winning time. Local drivers in bold. *-Foreign drivers. #-Female drivers. Fast-lap times were first recorded in 1998. The course record is 31.176, by Kyle Wiegand, Bargersville, Ind., in the '06 feature of the ICC (now Open Shifter class). The order and payouts depend on the number of karters entered in each class. The minimum weight in each class equals kart plus driver. Weights can not be below the minimum. For classes listing multiple weights and a *, there is a weight variance offered for different engines. All winners receive a "Rock" trophy.

1. Briggs & Stratton Local Option 206 Heavy
Laps: 15. Wt. Min.: 375. Fuel: Gas/Oil. Sponsor: Briggs & Stratton Motorsports. Top prize: $400 and a "Rock" trophy.

Ord. Name Home Diff.

1. Connor Lund Greenwood, IN ----
2. Tony Neilson Delmar, IA 0.080
3. *Scott Barnes Pembroke, Bermuda 1.704
4. Matt Pewe Davenport, IA 1.878
5. Logan Smith St. Charles, IL 17.406
6. Jordan Bernloehr Lakeville, MN 17.538
7. Greg Jasperson Lakeville, MN 18.831
8. Kent Schonberger Evansville, IN 19.140
9. Kent Williams High Ridge, MO 19.644
10. Nathan Rossiter Marseilles, IL 30.498
11. Fred Woodley Not listed 30.966
12. Daniel Seaman Streamwood, IL 31.605
13. Albert Cram Iowa City, IA 32.721
14. Jesse Pritchett Arlington, TX 1 lap
15. Randy Raridon Tonica, IL 1 lap
16. Michael Kwasnik Jr. Carol Stream, IL 1 lap
17. Jason Reinert Sheridan, IL 1 lap
18. Dan Dahlgren Rock Island, IL 1 lap
19. Charles Karau Rochester, MN 2 laps
20. John Pritchett Marquette, MI 9 laps
21. Brandon Schadt Blue Grass, IA 11 laps

-- Did not start: Alec Anderson, DeWitt, Iowa; Mark Cerk, Franklin, Ind.

-- Disqualified: *Brett Rickeard, Cottam, Canada.

-- Pole winner: Lund, 38.020. Fast lap Sunday: Neilson, 37.684. Record lap time: Gary Lawson, Mentor, Ohio, 36.988 ('13 feature).

-- Past champs: '13: Gary Lawson, Mentor, Ohio.

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2. Yamaha Super Can Medium
Laps: 20. Wt. Min.: 340. Fuel: Gas/Oil. Sponsor: Valspar. Top prize: $400 and a "Rock" trophy.

Ord. Name Home Diff.

1. Tim Goettsch Bettendorf, IA ----
2. Tony Neilson Delmar, IA 0.051
3. Michael Dittmer Davenport, IA 0.581
4. Dustin Blomme Eldridge, IA 0.796
5. Chad Peppers Davenport, IA 1.098

6. Alex Angel Speedway, IN 3.429
7. Drew Fisher Milan, IL 3.430
8. Tim Hollowell Greenwood, IN 4.674
9. Tony Jump DeKalb, IL 8.970
10. Troy Porter Rock Island, IL 10.901
11. Morgan Schuler DeWitt, IA 16.150
12. Jake Lund Davenport, IA 26.347
13. Garrett Nimmick Clinton, IA 26.491

14. Jamey Brown Stephensville, TX 33.005
15. Devon Smith Nashville, TN 1 lap
16. Brandyn Ryan LeRoy, IL 1 lap
17. Travis Porter Rock Island, IL 2 laps
18. John Brown Stephensville, TX 9 laps
19. Michael Sellers Moline, IL 11 laps
20. #Erin Dunn Clinton, IA 19 laps
21. Rob Knox Orion, IL 19 laps


-- Pole winner: Dittmer, 35.907. Fast lap Sunday: Goettsch, 35.528. Record lap time: Chase Jones, Greenwood, Ind., 34.638 ('13 qualifying).

-- Past champs: '13: Tony Neilson, Delmar, Iowa; '12: William McLaughlin, Mooresville, Ind.; '11: Caleb Loniewski, Michigan City, Ind.; '10 & '08-'07 & '05 & '03: Gary Lawson, Mentor, Ohio; '09 & '06: Tim Goettsch, Bettendorf, Iowa; '04 & '00: Mike Welsh, Davenport, Iowa; '02 & '99: Todd Bolton, Bowen, Ill.; '01 & '98: Jason Birdsell, St. Joseph, Ill.; '96: Eric Jones, Granger, Iowa; '95: Kevin Snyder, Taylorville, Ill.

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3. Leopard
Laps: 20. Wt. Min.: 360. Fuel: Gas/Oil. Sponsor: Curry's Transportation. Top prize: $200 and a "Rock" trophy.

Ord. Name Home Diff.

1. Alex Nowysz Adel, IA ----
2. Brennan Harrington Des Plaines, IL 0.165
3. Kent Schonberger Evansville, IN 24.916
4. Aaron Snyder N. Aurora, IL 1 lap
5. Fred Woodley Not listed 1 lap
6. #Jean Brown Stephensville, TX 18 laps

-- Did not start: Garrett Nimmick, Clinton, IA.

-- Pole winner: Harrington, 33.765. Fast lap Sunday: Nowysz, 33.482. Record lap time: Mason Chelootz, Houston, Tex., 32.880 ('13 qualifying).

-- Past champs: '13: Alex Nowysz, Adel, Iowa; '12: Cory Cacciavillani, Canada; '11: Michael Politis, Brooklyn, N.Y.; '10: Phil De La O, Peoria, Ariz.; '09: Caleb Loniewski, Michigan City, Ind.

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4. 4-Cycle Clone Heavy
Laps: 15. Wt. Min.: 375. Fuel: Gas. Sponsor: Schurr Power Racing. Top prize: $400 and a "Rock" trophy.

Ord. Name Home Diff.

1. Michael Dittmer Davenport, IA ----
2. Connor Lund Greenwood, IN 5.862
3. Matt Pewe Davenport, IA 6.230
4. Travis DeVriendt Sherrard, IL 16.435
5. Mark Petersen Clinton, IA 1 lap

6. Joseph Smith El Paso, TX 1 lap
7. Albert Cram Iowa City, IA 12 laps
8. Lance Newmarch Davenport, IA 12 laps
9. Casey Newmarch Long Grove, IA 12 laps


-- Did not start: Joe Senna, Edina, MN.

-- Pole winner: Dittmer, 38.304. Fast lap Sunday: Dittmer, 38.309. Record lap time: Gary Lawson, Mentor, Ohio, 36.736 ('13 feature).

-- Past champs: '13: Gary Lawson, Mentor, Ohio; '12: Connor Lund, Davis, Ill.; '11: Leo Carr, Bettendorf, Iowa.

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5. King of the Streets
Class: Stock Honda. Laps: 20. Wt. Min.: 395. Fuel: Gas/Oil. Sponsor: MG Tires. Top prize: $1,000 and a "Rock" trophy.

Ord. Name Home Diff.

1. Connor Iseli Lone Oak, TX ----
2. Colton Aldridge Indianapolis, IN 7.417
3. Derek Crockett Millstadt, IL 8.523
4. Lance Lane Algonquin, IL 11.758
5. Josh Lane, Pingree Grove, IL. 23.111
6. *Scott Barnes Pembroke, Bermuda 15 laps
7. Kyle Kennedy St. Louis, MO 18 laps

-- Did not start: #Jenna Grillo Lakeville, MN.

-- Pole winner: Iseli, 32.692. Fast lap Sunday: J. Lane, 32.729. Record lap time: Jordan Musser, Coppell, Texas, 31.976 ('13 feature).

-- Past champs: '13-'12 & '09: Jordan Musser, Coppell, Texas; '11: Derek Crockett, Cahokia, Ill.; '10 & '05-'04: Kyle Wiegand, Bargersville, Ind.; '08: Alex Speed, Manteca, Calif.; '07-'06 & '01-'00 & '98 & '94: Alan Rudolph, Phoenix, Ariz.; '03: Bobby Wilson, Dousman, Wis.; '02: Scott Speed, San Dimas, Calif.; '99: A.J. Whisler, Martin, Ohio; '96: Joey Hand, Elk Grove, Calif.; '95: Mark Barth, Waterford, Mich.

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6. 4-Cycle Clone Medium
Laps: 15. Wt. Min.: 350. Fuel: Gas. Sponsor: CBS4. Top prize: $400 and a "Rock" trophy.

Ord. Name Home Diff.

1. Michael Dittmer Davenport, IA ----
2. Travis Devriendt Sherrard, IL 0.360

3. Connor Lund Greenwood, IN 1.033
4. Matt Pewe Davenport, IA 3.184
5. Derich Cuttshaw Indianapolis, IN 12.789
6. Nick Denny Indianapolis, IN 13.226
7. Jeff Scott Quincy, IL 33.262
8. Joseph Rapp Bettendorf, IA 1 lap
9. Brad Rhoads Davenport, IA 5 laps


-- Did not start: Albert Cram, Iowa City, Iowa.

-- Pole winner: Dittmer, 38.479. Fast lap Sunday: Dittmer, 38.104. Record lap time: Gary Lawson, Mentor, Ohio, 36.425 ('13 feature)

-- Past champs: '13: Gary Lawson, Mentor, Ohio; '12: Jesse Clossey, Janesville, Wis.; '11-'10: Travis DeVriendt, Sherrard, Ill.

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7. TAG Senior
Laps: 20. Wt. Min.: 350-380. Fuel: Gas/Oil. Sponsor: AT&T. Top prize: $400 and a "Rock" trophy.

Ord. Name Home Diff.

1. Colton Aldridge Indianapolis, IN ----
2. Alex Nowysz Adel, IA 0.273
3. Brennan Harrington Des Plaines, IL 1.434
4. Fred Woodley Not listed 3.579
5. *Brett Rickeard Cottam, Canada 4 laps
6. Aaron Snyder North Aurora, IL 6 laps
7. Paul Russo Lincolnshire, IL 15 laps
8. Dylan Gerding Ottawa, IL 16 laps

-- Pole winner: Aldridge, 33.542. Fast lap Sunday: Snyder, 33.353. Record lap time: Mason Chelootz, Houston, Tex,, 32.284 ('13 qualifying).

-- Past champs: '13: Cory Cacciavillani, Canada; '12: Mason Chelootz, Houston, Tex.; '11-'10: Sam Beasley, Cleveland, Ohio; '09-'08: Michele Bumgarner, Philippines; '07 & '05: Caleb Loniewski, Michigan City, Ind.; '06; Martin Pierce, England; '04: Jim Cassi, Minneapolis, Minn.; '03: Matt Champagne, Canada.

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8. Yamaha Super Can Heavy
Laps: 20. Wt. Min.: 365. Fuel: Gas/Oil. Sponsor: International Trophy Cup Series. Top prize: $400 and a "Rock" trophy.

Ord. Name Home Diff.

1. Tony Jump DeKalb, IL ----
2. Tim Goettsch Bettendorf, IA 0.229
3. Tony Neilson Delmar, IA 0.304

4. Tim Hollowell Greenwood, IN 1.950
5. David Cole Comstock Park, MI 2.031
6. Dustin Blomme Eldridge, IA 2.223
7. Morgan Schuler DeWitt, IA 17.766
8. Travis Porter Rock Island, IL 28.231

9. Jamey Brown Stephensville, TX 28.385
10. Dave Doogan Lockport, IL 28.624
11. Quentin Fischlein Davenport, IA 1 lap
12. Brandyn Ryan LeRoy, IL 1 lap
13. Michael Dittmer Davenport, IA 2 laps
14. Alex Angel Speedway, IN 3 laps
15. Michael Sellers Moline, IL 7 laps
16. Josh Smith Coal Valley, IL 8 laps
17. Jake Lund Davenport, IA 15 laps
18. Troy Porter Rock Island, IL 16 laps
19. Chad Peppers Davenport, IA 19 laps
20. Garrett Nimmick Clinton, IA 19 laps


-- Did not start: John Brown, Stephensville, Tex.; #Erin Dunn, Clinton, Iowa; Rob Knox, Orion, Ill.

-- Pole winner: Neilson, 36.118. Fast lap Sunday: Goettsch, 36.040. Record lap time: William McLaughlin, Mooresville, Ind., 35.177 ('13 feature).

-- Past champs: '13 & '09-'06: Michael Dittmer, Davenport, Iowa; '12: Tony Jump, DeKalb, Ill.; '11-10: Gary Lawson, Mentor, Ohio.

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9. 125cc Shifter Masters
Laps: 20. Wt. Min.: 400-420*. Fuel: Gas/Oil. Sponsor: AMT Ambulance. Top prize: $400 and a "Rock" trophy.

Ord. Name Home Diff.

1. Lance Lane Algonquin, IL ----
2. Eric Riggs Downers Grove, IL 0.557
3. Dave Doogan Lockport, IL 23.635
4. Eric Chappell Saginaw, MI 24.101
5. John Meier Bellevue, IA 2 laps
6. Terry Riggins Anderson, IN 9 laps
7. Thomas Wood Plainfield, IL 10 laps

-- Pole winner: Lane, 33.003. Fast lap Sunday: Riggs, 33.306. Record lap time: Shayne Shipley, Middletown, Ind., 32.412 ('06 feature).

-- Past champs: '13-12: Lance Lane, Algonquin, IL; '11 & '09: Kurt Mathewson, West Palm Beach, Fla.; '10: Chris Enderlein, St. Paul, Minn.; '08: Collin Lynn, Melissa, Tex.; '07: Voytek Burdzy, Schiller Park, Ill (Poland); '06: Dan Roe, Cokato, Minn.; '05-'04: Bonnier Moulton, Irvine, Calif. '

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10. Briggs & Stratton Local Option 206 Medium
Laps: 15. Wt. Min.: 350. Fuel: Gas/Oil. Sponsor: Schurr Power Racing Engines. Top prize: $400 and a "Rock" trophy.

Ord. Name Home Diff.

1. Tony Neilson Delmar, IA ----
2. *Brett Rickeard Cotton, Canada 0.195
3. *Scott Barnes Pembroke, Bermuda 0.319
4. Fred Woodley Not listed 0.665
5. David Cole Comstock Park, MI 1.276
6. Jeff Scott Quincy, IL 1.367
7. Logan Smith St. Charles, IL 11.773
8. Nathan Rossiter Marseilles, IL 26.471
9. Kent Schonberger Evansville, IN 26.581
10. Jesse Pritchett Arlington, TN 38.174
11. John Pritchett Marquette, MI 2 laps
12. Charles Karau Rochester, MN 2 laps
13. Brandon Schadt Blue Grass, IA 6 laps
14. Connor Lund Greenwood, IN 8 laps
15. Matt Pewe Davenport, IA 8 laps
16. Daniel Seaman Streamwood, IL 13 laps
17. Nick Todtenhaupt House Springs, MO 14 laps
18. Jordan Bernloehr Lakeville, MN 14 laps

-- Did not start: Alec Anderson, DeWitt, Iowa.

-- Pole winner: Lund, 37.913. Fast lap Sunday: Pewe, 37.824. Record lap time: Gary Lawson, Mentor, Ohio, 36.558 ('13 feature).

-- Past champs: '13: Gary Lawson, Mentor, Ohio; '12: Connor Lund, Davis, Ill.

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11. TAG Masters
Laps: 20. Wt. Min.: 380/410*. Fuel: Gas/Oil. Sponsor: Curry's Transportation. Top prize: $200 and a "Rock" trophy.

Ord. Name Home Diff.

1. Shane Wells Coal Valley, IL ----
2. Jeff Salak Antioch, IL 18.443
3. George Myers Kenosha, WI 29.525
4. Brian Wake Geneseo, IL 1 lap
5. #Jean Brown Stephensville, TX 1 lap
6. Paul Russo Lincolnshire, IL 7 laps
7. Dean Leifheit North Aurora, IL 14 laps

-- Pole winner: Wake, 34.548. Fast lap Sunday: Wells, 34.571. Record lap time: John Dixon, Evansville, Ind., 33.289 ('13 feature).

-- Past champs: '13-'12 & '07: Brian McHattie, Youngstown, Ohio; '11 & '06: John Dixon, Evansville, Ind.; '10 & '04: Mack McCormack, Athens, Ala; '09-'08: Scott Hamble, Indianapolis, Ind.; '05: Aaron Combs, San Marcos, Calif.; '03: Mike Combs, Sheridan, Ill.

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12. Briggs & Stratton Local Option 206 Masters
Laps: 15. Wt. Min.: 390. Fuel: Gas/Oil. Sponsor: Tennant Trucking Co. Top prize: $200 and a "Rock" trophy.

Ord. Name Home Diff.

1. Tony Neilson Delmar, IA ----
2. Greg Jasperson Lakeville, MN 5.063
3. Jeff Scott Quincy, IL 5.094
4. *Rob Howden Toronto, Canada 5.370
5. Ken Williams High Ridge, MO 6.780
6. Randy Raridon Tonica, IL 17.399
7. Al Cram Iowa City, IA 17.711
8. Tony Munson Rock Island, IL 33.200
9. James Barnett Anoka, MN 1 lap
10. Dan Dahlgren Rock Island, IL 4 laps
11. Jason Reinert Sheridan, IL 12 laps
12. Bob Cole Wyoming, MI 14 laps

-- Did not start: Mark Cerk, Franklin, Ind.; Michael Riemer, New Lenox, Ill.

-- Pole winner: Neilson, 38.563. Fast lap Sunday: Howden, 39.033. Record lap time: Neilson, 38.563 ('14 qualifying).

-- Past champs: New class in 2014.

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13. 125cc Open Shifter
Laps: 20. Wt. Min.: 400-420*. Fuel: Gas/Oil. Sponsor: Sunbelt Rentals. Top prize: $200 and a "Rock" trophy.

Ord. Name Home Diff.

1. Josh Lane Pengree Grove, IL ----
2. *Scott Barnes Pembroke, Bermuda 9.322
3. Eric Chappell Saginaw, MI 14.563
4. Alex Conlin LaPorte, IN 21.128
5. Eric Riggs Downers Grove, IL 33.361
6. John Meier Bellevue, IA 2 laps
7. Garrick Miller NOt listed 7 laps
8. Derek Crockett Millstadt, IL 8 laps

-- Did not start: #Jenna Grillo, Lakeville, MN.

-- Pole winner: Riggs, 33.349. Fast lap Sunday: Lane, 33.009. Record lap time: Kyle Wiegand, Bargersville, Ind., 31.176 ('06 feature, course record).

-- Past champs: '13: Josh Lane, Pengree Grove, Ill.; '10-'05 & '02: Kyle Wiegand, Bargersville, Ind.; '04-'03: Alan Rudolph, Gilbert, Ariz.

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Career victories

-- Note: QC karters in bold; *-foreign winners; #-female winners

25: Gary Lawson, Mentor, OH.
11: Jason Birdsell, St. Joseph, IL.
11: Kyle Wiegand, Bargersville, IN.
8: Todd Bolton, Bowen, IL.
8: Michael Dittmer, Davenport.
8: Alan Rudolph, Phoenix, AZ.
8: Mike Welsh, Davenport.
7: Scott Evans, Des Moines, IA.
7: Tim Goettsch, Bettendorf.
6: Eric Jones, Granger, IA.
6: Caleb Loniewski, St. Louis, MO.
6: Tony Neilson, Delmar.
5: Dan Schmalshof, Adair, IL.
4: Sam Beasley, Cleveland, OH.
4: Travis DeVriendt, Sherrard.
4: Jordan Musser, Coppell, TX.
4: Dan Roe, Cokato, MN.
4: Brent Smith, Indianapolis, IN.
4: Rod Stewart, Jacksonville, IL.
3: Michael Bailliez, Glasford, IL.
3: Mason Chelootz, Houston, TX.
3: Billy Dickson, West Decatur, PA.
3: John Dixon, Evansville, IN.
3: Lance Lane, Algonquin, IL.
3: Connor Lund, Greenwood, IN.
3: Brian McHattie, Youngstown, OH.
3: Robert Pretts, North Branch, WI.
2: Colton Aldridge, Indianapolis, IN.
#*2: Michele Bumgarner, Philippines.
*2: Cory Cacciavillani, Canada.
2: Ryan Cassity, Decatur, IL.
2: Derek Crockett, Cahokia, IL.
2: Phil De La O, Peoria, AZ.
2: Scott Hamble, Indianapolis, IN.
2: Chris Harding, Ft. Wayne, IN.
2: Justin Jennings, LaGrange, MO.
2: Johnny Johnson, Marshalltown, IA.
2: Killian Keaveny, Annandale, MN.
2: John Kindhart, Lake Dallas, TX.
2: Joey King, Silvis.
2: Tony Jump, DeKalb, IL.
2: Scott Kleman, Northville, MI.
2: Josh Lane, Pengree Grove, IL.
2: Alex Nowysz, Adel, IA.
2: Kurt Mathewson, Carmel, IN.
2: Mack McCormack, Athens, AL.
2: Bonnier Moulton, Irvine, CA.
*2: Jason North, Bermuda.
2: Jacob Otto, Marshalltown, IA.
2: Chris Shearburn, Springfield, IL.
2: Brian Smith, Evansville, IN.
2: Alec Udell, Angleton, TX.
1: Aaron Anderson, Rockford, IL.
*1: Scott Barnes, Bermuda.
1: Mark Barth, Waterford, MI.
1: Logan Bearden, Leander, TX.
*1: Voytek Burdzy, Poland.
1: Josh Call, Avon, IN.
1: Leo Carr, Bettendorf.
1: Jim Cassi, Minneapolis, MN.
1: Brandon Cather, Rock Island.
*1: Matt Champagne, Canada.
1: Jesse Clossey, Janesville, WI.
1: Aaron Combs, San Marcos, CA.
1: Mike Combs, Sheridan, IL.
1: Andy Cook, Taylor Ridge.
*1: Justin de Sa, Canada.
1: Chris Enderlein, St. Paul, MN.
1: Rick Fulks, Chatham, IL.
1: Eric Garland, Terre Haute, IN.
1: Mike Giessen, St. Louis, MO.
1: Mike Guerity, Charlotte, NC.
1: Justin Gumley, Colts Neck, NJ.
1: J.D. Gunn, Gary, IN.
1: Joey Hand, Elk Grove, CA.
1: Brian Harris, Davenport.
1: Connor Iseli, Lone Oak, TX.
1: Sean Isreal, Fayetteville, GA.
1: Chris Jackson, Tuttle, OK.
1: Chase Jones, Greenwood, IN.
1: Steven Kilsdonk, Middleton, WI.
1: Jason King, Maple Grove, MN.
1: Kyle Krueger, Bonney Lake, WA.
1: Richie Kuhn, Mentor, OH.
1: Todd Lamb, Clawson, MI.
1: A.J. Lane, Carleton, MI.
1: Christopher Larson, Trinity, FL.
1: Brian Lay, Millbury, OH.
1: Zachary Linsell, Wind Gap, PA.
1: Tim Lobaugh, Baroda, MI.
1: Collin Lynn, Melissa, TX.
1: William McLaughlin, Mooresville, IN.
1: Taylor Moore, Lake Village, IN.
1: Dustin Morris, Birdsboro, PA.
1: Eric Morrow, Indianapolis, IN.
1: Chris Mudd, Kirksville, MO.
1: Dan Newell, Des Moines, IA.
1: Drake Ostrom, Moline.
*1: Nelson Phillippe, France.
*1: Martin Pierce, England.
1: Jake Pierson, Bellvue, CO.
1: Michael Politis, Brooklyn, NY.
1: Travis Porter, Rock Island.
1: Brandon Powell, Davenport.
1: Corey Reeves, Franklin, WI.
1: Matt Riggs, Pevely, MO.
1: Chris Russo, Louisville, KY.
1: Austin Self, Austin, TX.
1: Scott Sellergren, Elk Grove, IL.
1: Kevin Snyder, Taylorville, IL.
1: Alex Speed, Manteca, CA.
1: Scott Speed, San Dimas, CA.
1: Dustin Stross, Ft. Myers, FL.
1: Rob Thurman, San Francisco, CA.
1: Shane Wells, Coal Valley.
1: A.J. Whisler, Martin, OH.
1: Jarrod Whitledge, Henderson, KY.
1: Jeremy Whitledge, Henderson, KY.
1: Bobby Wilson, Dousman, WI.
1: Michael Worobey, Chicago, IL.

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Career poles

-- Editor's note:
Number of times a driver has been the top qualifier for a final. Qualifying first started in 1998 with the use of transponders. Locals in bold; *-foreign drivers; #-female drivers. Giessen was awarded a 2011 pole position when rain cancelled the 2-Cycle Pro Open qualifying session and starting spots for the final were determined by order of registration; McLaughlin (2013) and Aldridge (2014) were awarded pole positions for donating the most pounds of food to the River Bend Foodbank in the Race Against Hunger.

21: Gary Lawson, Mentor, OH.
15: Jason Birdsell, St. Joseph, IL.
13: Todd Bolton, Bowen, IL.
12: Michael Dittmer, Davenport.
12: Kyle Wiegand, Bargersville, IN.
8: Tim Goettsch, Bettendorf.
6: Sam Beasley, Cleveland, OH.
6: Connor Lund, Davis, IL.
5: Mason Chelootz, Houston, TX.
5: Tony Neilson, Delmar.
5: Mike Welsh, Davenport.
4: Travis DeVriendt, Sherrard.

4: Jordan Musser, Coppell, TX.
3: John Dixon, Evansville, IL.
3: Kyle Erdmann, Coal Valley.
2: Chase Jones, Greenwood, IN.
3: Caleb Loniewski, St. Louis, MO.
3: Justin Stefani, Des Moines, IA.
3: Rod Stewart, Jacksonville, IL.
2: Colton Aldridge, Indianapolis, IN.
*2: Scott Barnes, Bermuda.
2: Andy Cook, Taylor Ridge.
2: Scott Evans, Des Moines, IA.
2: Mike Guerity, Charlotte, NC.
2: Scott Hamble, Indianapolis, IN.
2: Justin Jennings, LaGrange, MO.
2: Johnny Johnson, Marshalltown, IA.
2: Tony Jump, DeKalb, IL.
2: Killian Keaveny, Annandale, MN.
2: Josh Lane, Lake Ariel, PA.
2: Lance Lane, Algonquin, IL.
2: Kurt Mathewson, West Palm Beach, FL.
2: William McLaughlin Jr., Mooresville, IN.
2: Bonnier Moulton, Irvine, CA.
*2: Jason North, Bermuda.
2: Austin Self, Austin, TX.
2: Shayne Shipley, Muncie, IN.
2: Sam Walls, Longmont, CO.
1: Brandon Adkins, St. Louis, MO.
1: Michael Bailliez, Glasford, IL.
1: Ele Bardha, West Bloomfield, MI.
1: Eric Bartsch, Hazel Green, WI.
*# 1: Michele Bumgarner, Philippines.
1: Josh Call, Avon, IN.
1: Chris Carlson, Eden Prairie, MN.
1: Jim Cassi, Minneapolis, MN.
1: Jesse Clossey, Janesville, WI.
1: Derek Crockett, Cahokia, IL.
1: Greg Den Herder, Boston, MA.
1: Billy Dickson, West Decatur, PA.
1: Guido Duerbaum, Hollywood, FL.
1: Darren Elliott, Canyon Country, CA.
1: Jake French, Katy, TX.
1: Mike Giessen, St. Louis, MO.
1: Phillip Gordon, Evanston, IL.
1: David Gwin, Rio Linda, CA.
1: Brennan Harrington, Des Plaines, IL.
1: Brian Harris, Davenport.
1: Connor Iseli, Lone Oak, TX.
1: Brian Jacobson, Lombard, IL.
1: Kellen James, Beloit, WI.
1: Joe Janiga, Valparaiso, IN.
1: Eric Jones, Mooresville, NC.
1: Mike Jones, Sachse, TX.
1: Stephan Kammerer, Blue Grass.
1: Sean Kelleher, Lewisville, TX.
1: John Kindhart, Lake Dallas, TX.
1: Zachary Linsell, Wind Gap, PA.
1: Tim Lobaugh, Baroda, MI.
1: Collin Lynn, Melissa, TX.
1: Patrick Malacarne, Belleville, IL.
1: Darin Marcus, Northbrook, IL.
1: Brandon Marsell, Zellwood, FL.
1: Mack McCormack, Athens, AL.
1: Brian McHattie, Youngstown, OH.
1: Jerry Miller, Springfield, IL.
1: Taylor Moore, Lake Village, IN.
1: Dustin Morris, Birdsboro, PA.
*1: Justin Mullins, Canada.
1: Alex Nowysz, Adel, Iowa.
1: D.J. Ortiz, Plano, TX.
1: Jacob Otto, Marshalltown, IA.
*1: Nelson Phillippe, France.
*1: Martin Pierce, England.
1: Andrew Prather, Martinsville, IN.
1: Robert Pretts, North Branch, MN.
1: Corey Reeves, Franklin, WI.
1: Gavin Reichelt, Rhinebeck, NY.
1: Eric Riggs, Downers Grove, IL.
1: Matt Riggs, Pevely, MO.
1: Dan Roe, Cokato, MN.
1: Noah Roe, Chanhassen, MN.
1: Alan Rudolph, Phoenix, AZ.
1: Chris Russo, Louisville, KY.
1: Ben Searcy, Tuscaloosa, AL.
*1: Alexander Sims, England.
1: Aaron Snyder, North Aurora, IL.
1: Alex Speed, Manteca, CA.
1: Matt Sriver, Carpentersville, IL.
1: Ryan Stewart, St. Charles, IL.
1: Mark Vielgut, Hubertus, WI.
1: Brian Wake, Geneseo.
1: Chris Wehrheim, Norcross, GA.
1: A.J. Whisler, Martin, OH.
1: Ron White, Evergreen, CO.
1: Graham Wilcock, Ann Arbor, MI.
1: James Willis, Middleton, OH.
1: Bobby Wilson, Dousman, WI.

-- Polesitters who also won feature races (103 of 242): 2014 (8): Aldridge (2), Dittmer (2), Iseli, L. Lane, Lund, Neilson. 2013 (7): Keaveny, J. Lane, L. Lane, Lawson (3), Musser, 2012 (5): Clossey, Keaveny, Loniewski, Lund (2); 2011 (6): Beasley, Crockett, DeVriendt, Giessen, C.Jones, Mathewson; 2010 (7): Beasley. DeVriendt, Lawson (3), Wiegand (2); 2009 (8): Beasley, Dittmer, Dixon, Lawson (2), Musser, Neilson, Wiegand; 2008 (8): Bumgarner, Goettsch, Jennings, Johnson, Lawson, Lynn, Speed, Wiegand; 2007 (4): Loniewski, Lawson, Jennings, Wiegand; 2006 (3): Call, Dittmer, Pierce. 2005 (7): Goettsch, Lawson, Moore, Moulton, Pretts, Wiegand (2); 2004 (11): Cassi, Lawson (2), Linsell, McCormack, Moulton, Reeves, Welsh (3), Wiegand; 2003 (2): Bolton, Lawson; 2002 (8): Bolton (twice), Evans, Goettsch, Kindhart, Otto, Philippe, Wiegand; 2001 (3): Bolton, North, Stewart; 2000 (5): Birdsell, Dittmer, North, D.Roe, Welsh; 1999 (5): Birdsell, Bolton, Evans, Russo, Whisler; 1998 (6): Birdsell (four), Bailliez, Cook.




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  Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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