The first night of points racing at the Quad City Speedway comes with a lot of flair. Even when lights flare out.
On lap five of the UMP Modified race, the lights went out, causing a five-minute delay. After that, it was back to racing, and what notable finishes there were.
UMP Modifieds: It was the same story, but a different week for Milo Veloz Jr. Last year's UMP track champ took Car V to victory lane in the first heat and the feature. Though last week''s win wasn't a points race, this time it counted in the standings. Donovan Lodge finished second in the main event. T.D. Burger, "The Psycho" from Pontiac,won the second heat race.
Mike Moshier was the winner in time trials with a 14.35-second lap.
Eriksen Chevrolet Buick IMCA late models: Ray Guss Jr. got the lucky draw. He pulled the slip reading the No 1 for the feature event. In the 25-lap feature had Guss Jr. go to victory lane for the second time on the weekend. He also won over in Davenport in the Petersen Plumbing & Heating feature.
"It was one of those nights to get lucky and draw the one," Guss Jr said. "Like last week, I don't we would have won from tenth. It was a tough go out there, so you had to take advantage of your good starting position."
It wasn't a nice go around for the No. 46 car of Nate Beuseling and the No. 390 of Rob Toland. Toland, last week's feature winner, came off the second turn a little hot and hooked Beuseling into the back stretch wall on lap 5. Toland and Guss Jr. battled for the lead for the first three laps. Mike Zemo Jr. challenged Guss Jr., toward the end of the race, but settled for a third-place finish.
"I was trying different lines," Guss Jr. said. "In front, it's hard to know where the best line is when you're out front. Somebody in second can search. I tried some different things to get comfortable."
Zemo and Sean Mulvaney took the heat races. Todd Malmstrom finished fourth in the feature.
Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition. 1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th Masonic District of Illinois. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle. 1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.