Hawkeye 50
Boone Speedway | Boone, IA
Monday, July 25, 2022
Race Recap  

CLASSIC SUPERMAN: Davenport soars to Hawkeye 50 victory at Boone Speedway

The term “faster than a speeding bullet” has been used to describe Superman since the 1940s. It’s only fitting that Jonathan Davenport lived up to that tagline Monday night at Boone Speedway.

“Superman” wasted no time getting to the front, blasting off from his fourth-place starting position to take the lead from Tyler Bruening on Lap 3. From there, he cruised through the final 47 laps to win the Hawkeye 50—his third World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series win of 2022.

Jonathan Davenport races at Boone Speedway
Jonathan Davenport took the lead of Lap 3 of the Hawkeye 50/Jacy Norgaard photo

The Blairsville, GA, driver stated he had a good feel of the track right before he took the green in the $20,000-to-win Feature.

“The car was really, really good from where we unloaded off the trailer,” Davenport said. “We just made some good, educated guesses since we couldn’t put the finger on what this place reminded us of. We were just going back and forth to three or four different tracks and trying to put everything together.

“I just was feeling the track before we took the green and that there was a little more grip up in the crumbs. There wasn’t quite a cushion, but there were some crumbs up top and some grip there.”

Davenport was surprised how quick the surface changed in just a few laps—a change leading to his pass for the lead.

“It slicked off in like one lap; it was crazy,” Davenport said. “We just happened to turn to the bottom, and [Bruening] went right through that slick and about looped it.

“We were fortunate to get by him, and we just kind of cruised from there.”

The victory is Davenport’s 13th World of Outlaws CASE Late Models win of his career.

However, while “Superman” flew away from the field, several drivers contended for the runner-up spot.

Several crossovers and slide jobs highlighted the battle, eventually won by current Series points leader Dennis Erb Jr.

The Carpentersville, IL driver powered on the inside lane to grab second and started reeling in Davenport in traffic before a caution with 10 laps to go.

Erb wasn’t sure how the track would react to his Rocket Chassis at the start of the race.

Dennis Erb Jr races at Boone Speedway
Dennis Erb Jr. drove from eighth to second in the Hawkeye 50/Jacy Norgaard photo

“I was worried for a little bit, but then it kept getting a little bit better,” Erb said. “The car worked good down there, so we just kind of stayed down in there and just needed to get it a little bit better on entry to make the car stick a little bit better.

“I was just happy to start eighth and get to second.”

Erb extended his points lead to 186 points over second-place Max Blair, who finished 10th.

Mike Marlar, the 2018 Series champion, crossed the line third. He passed Bruening in the closing laps to grab his fourth straight World of Outlaws podium.

The Winfield, TN driver was pleased with how racy the Boone Speedway surface was.

“The racetrack was great tonight,” Marlar said. “We got to race all over, top, bottom, middle, everywhere. I couldn’t ask for a better race surface.

“I was able to pack it in with the crumbs up there, and actually it stayed pretty clean up there. So, I kept rolling it out there, and probably my best shot of the race was late. I was catching up with Dennis toward the end, so definitely, the outside was working.”

Bruening, the 2021 World of Outlaws CASE Late Models Rookie of the Year, finished fourth—his second top five in a row with the Series.

The Decorah, IA driver stated he was happy for a good run in his home state against a stout field of Late Model competitors.

“People just don’t realize how good these guys are until you see them in person and race against them,” Bruening said. “I’m honored to race against them and compete against them and be competitive enough to put our car up there in the top five and be battling for a potential win there.

Mike Marlar, Tyler Bruening, and Dennis Erb Jr. battle at Boone Speedway
Mike Marlar, Tyler Bruening, and Dennis Erb Jr. battle for Second/Jacy Norgaard photo

“I didn’t need either of those cautions, to be honest with you. I was in a good rhythm; I was hitting my marks really good, and I was kind of working my way back to [the front].”

Bobby Pierce, who won at Boone in 2021, rounded out the top five.

The Oakwood, IL driver made a late charge on the final restart to leave Iowa with a strong finish.

“The track kind of transitioned to, you know, how you had to run the bottom a certain way,” Pierce said. “I was really good down there if I ran it just perfectly, but I just didn’t have much traction anywhere else.”

Davenport’s efficiency Monday night a Boone made him look as though he was “faster than a speeding bullet.” That speed showed no matter when he unloads at a World of Outlaws CASE Late Models event his competitors need to be at the top of their game to become his kryptonite.

UP NEXT: The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet head to Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, IL, for the 32nd Running of the Prairie Dirt Classic, paying $50,000-to-win.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all the action live on DIRTVision – either online or through the DIRTVision App.

CASE Construction Equipment Feature (50 Laps): 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[4]; 2. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[8]; 3. 157-Mike Marlar[2]; 4. 16-Tyler Bruening[1]; 5. 32-Bobby Pierce[10]; 6. 9-Devin Moran[3]; 7. 81E-Tanner English[18]; 8. 19R-Ryan Gustin[5]; 9. 25-Shane Clanton[13]; 10. 111V-Max Blair[12]; 11. 20-Jimmy Owens[6]; 12. B1-Brent Larson[20]; 13. 1-Josh Richards[17]; 14. 11-Gordy Gundaker[11]; 15. 3S-Brian Shirley[7]; 16. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[9]; 17. 11T-Trevor Gundaker[16]; 18. 22-Daniel Hilsabeck[14]; 19. 40B-Kyle Bronson[15]; 20. 25F-Jason Feger[21]; 21. 99B-Boom Briggs[22]; 22. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[23]; 23. 8-Kyle Strickler[19] FOX FACTORY HARD CHARGER: Tanner English [+11]

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Feature Results
14+349Jonathan Davenport 500.00048Running150$20,000
28+628Dennis Erb Jr50-1.4781Running146$10,000
32-1157Mike Marlar 50-2.0331Running144$5,000
41-316Tyler Bruening 50-4.0863Running142$4,000
510+532Bobby Pierce 50-4.289Running140$3,500
63-39Devin Moran 50-4.466Running138$3,000
718+1181ETanner English 5079.010Running136$2,800
85-319RRyan Gustin 50-6.537Running134$2,700
913+425Shane Clanton 50-6.984Running132$2,600
1012+2111VMax Blair 50-7.263Running130$2,500
116-520Jimmy Owens 50-8.555Running128$2,000
1220+8B1Brent Larson 50-9.249Running126$1,800
1317+41Josh Richards 50-9.429Running124$1,600
1411-311Gordy Gundaker 50-9.847Running122$1,500
157-83SBrian Shirley 50-10.4421Running120$1,400
169-720RTRicky Thornton Jr.50-10.482Running118$1,300
1716-111TTrevor Gundaker 50-11.105Running116$1,200
1814-422Daniel Hilsabeck 50-11.989Running114$1,200
1915-440BKyle Bronson 50-12.059Running112$1,200
2021+125FJason Feger 40-10 LapsDNF110$1,200
2122+199BBoom Briggs 39-11 LapsDNF108$1,200
2223+199JRFrank Heckenast Jr15-35 LapsDNF106$1,200
2319-48Kyle Strickler 15-35 LapsDNF104$1,200
Last Chance Showdown Results
1101Josh Richards 100.00010Running0$0
2208Kyle Strickler 10-0.900Running0$0
33025FJason Feger 10-1.899Running0$0
44032BCody Laney 10-2.098Running90$110
56+199JRFrank Heckenast Jr10-2.607Running0$0
65-16MJeff Massingill 10-3.909Running90$110
77099Dylan Thompson 10-7.106Running90$110
89+142Johnathan Huston 10-9.247Running90$110
98-12Nick Hoffman 0-10 LapsDNS90$0
Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
12+181ETanner English 100.0007Running0$0
27+5B1Brent Larson 10-0.563Running0$0
31-299BBoom Briggs 10-1.7843Running0$0
43-118SJesse Sobbing 10-3.399Running90$110
58+39ZMason Zeigler 10-3.455Running90$110
66022MCharlie McKenna 10-4.868Running90$110
74-330Todd Cooney 10-5.725Running90$110
85-317MDale McDowell 9-1 LapsRunning90$110
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11016Tyler Bruening 80.0008Running
22020Jimmy Owens 8-1.091Running
34+120RTRicky Thornton Jr.8-2.217Running
43-125Shane Clanton 8-3.187Running
56+11Josh Richards 8-4.347Running
65-125FJason Feger 8-5.569Running
7706MJeff Massingill 8-6.026Running
88099Dylan Thompson 8-6.610Running
99042Johnathan Huston 8-9.453Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1109Devin Moran 80.0008Running
23+119RRyan Gustin 8-0.477Running
32-111Gordy Gundaker 8-1.011Running
44040BKyle Bronson 8-1.627Running
56+18Kyle Strickler 8-2.507Running
65-132BCody Laney 8-3.620Running
77099JRFrank Heckenast Jr8-3.796Running
8802Nick Hoffman 8-5.112Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11049Jonathan Davenport 80.0004Running
2203SBrian Shirley 8-0.5194Running
34+132Bobby Pierce 8-1.880Running
46+222Daniel Hilsabeck 8-2.236Running
53-299BBoom Briggs 8-3.891Running
68+218SJesse Sobbing 8-5.184Running
75-217MDale McDowell 8-5.503Running
87-1B1Brent Larson 8-5.828Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
110157Mike Marlar 80.0008Running
24+228Dennis Erb Jr8-1.115Running
35+2111VMax Blair 8-2.857Running
42-211TTrevor Gundaker 8-3.373Running
53-281ETanner English 8-3.874Running
66030Todd Cooney 8-6.076Running
78+122MCharlie McKenna 8-7.458Running
87-19ZMason Zeigler 6-2 LapsRunning
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
11316Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA14.8010.000
2129Devin Moran Dresden, OH14.805-0.004
3420Jimmy Owens Newport, TN14.843-0.042
4711Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO14.934-0.133
5125Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA14.966-0.165
6519RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA14.982-0.181
71420RTRicky Thornton Jr.Adel, IA15.078-0.277
81040BKyle Bronson Brandon, FL15.153-0.352
9825FJason Feger Bloomington, IL15.166-0.365
101132BCody Laney Torrance, CA15.193-0.392
1191Josh Richards Shinnston, WV15.202-0.401
1268Kyle Strickler Mooresville, NC15.203-0.402
1326MJeff Massingill Keewatin, MN15.222-0.421
141799JRFrank Heckenast JrFrankfort, IL15.273-0.472
151699Dylan Thompson Paducah, KY15.327-0.526
1632Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC15.354-0.553
171542Johnathan Huston Columbus Junction, IA16.166-1.365
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
1349Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA15.0620.000
28157Mike Marlar Winfield, TN15.090-0.028
343SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL15.172-0.110
4211TTrevor Gundaker St. Charles, MO15.192-0.130
5599BBoom Briggs Bear Lake, PA15.266-0.204
61081ETanner English Benton, KY15.275-0.213
71632Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL15.306-0.244
81128Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL15.318-0.256
9617MDale McDowell Chickamauga, GA15.344-0.282
109111VMax Blair Centerville, PA15.445-0.383
111422Daniel Hilsabeck Earlham, IA15.465-0.403
12730Todd Cooney Des Moines, IA15.502-0.440
1313B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN15.507-0.445
1419ZMason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA15.585-0.523
151218SJesse Sobbing Malvern, IA15.698-0.636
161522MCharlie McKenna Ames, IA15.771-0.709
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

Hawkeye 50
July 25, 2022
Boone Speedway
1481 223rd Pl
Boone, IA 

Event Description
Boone Speedway returns to the schedule in 2022 after making its first appearance in 2021. A single thrilling night on tap for the Boone, IA facility, with $20,000 up for grabs in the July 25 Hawkeye 50. Bobby Pierce scored a victory in the inaugural Hawkeye 100 at the speedway in 2021.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Late Model Series

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Event Schedule
2PM Pit Gates open
5PM Grandstand Gates open
6:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
7:30PM Opening Ceremonies
*All times Central

Event Hashtag

Ticket Options  
Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Options And Prices
Reserved - $35
General Admission - $30
General Admission Children (12 and under) - FREE


Grandstand Type
Bleachers - No Back on the seats

Reserved Seating
Top 7 rows of each section

Handicapped Seating Location
Front row of the GA section

Pit Pass Price

Pit Age Requirement

Pit Gate Location
Located on the East end of the track

Parking Cost

Handicapped Parking Location
Adjacent to the main entrance

Camping Availability

Camping Cost
VIP $150/ Self-Contained $50

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount

Reserved Seating
Top 7 rows of each section

Type of Grandstand
Bleachers - No Back on the seats

Stadium Seating
NO stadium seats, only seat cushions allowed

Handicapped Seating
Front row of the GA section

Handicapped Parking
Adjacent to the main entrance

Pit Age Limit

Pit Gate Location
Located on the East end of the track

Personal Coolers
Coolers are NOT permitted


Alcohol Sales
No outside food or drink including alcohol can be brought in.
Alcohol is available for sale on site

Smoking Policy
No smoking in the facility

Parking Cost

Camping Availability

Camping Cost
VIP $150/ Self-Contained $50

Track Info  

Boone Speedway
1481 223rd Pl
Boone, IA 

Track Phone
(515) 432-1795

Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Track Size & Type
0.250; high-banked dirt oval

Late Model Track Record
14.577 seconds by Billy Moyer on 4/30/21

Late Model Track Record
14.577 seconds by Billy Moyer on 4/30/21

Pit Gate Location
Located on the East end of the track

Track Map
Competitor Info  
Competitor Downloads

Competitor Info
(LF Open Tire)
(Hoosier LM30) RF/LR/RR
(Hoosier LM40) RR Option
*You MUST Qualify, Heat Race, and LCS on the same tires.
You can change (1) tire for the Feature.

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