Joe Godsey notches Top-10 finish in Hell Tour visit at Peoria
Roth Motorsports pilots Jeff Roth and Joe Godsey trekked to Kankakee County Speedway (Kankakee, Ill.) on Tuesday afternoon to kick off the DIRTcar Summer Nationals.
With 36 Late Models amassed for the $5,000-to-win opener, both drivers qualified for the main event in their B-Main after missing a transfer spot in heat action. Joe gained six spots in the 40-lapper to finish 13th while Jeff jumped up four spots to place 18th.
For another $5,000-to-win A-Main on Wednesday afternoon at Peoria Speedway (Peoria, Ill.), Godsey laid down the fastest time in his group before placing second in his heat race. Roth’s night was over after he followed up a ninth-place finish in his heat with a sixth-place outing in his consolation event. Joe faded three positions in he 40-lap feature to register an eighth-place finish.
In a field of 39 cars on Thursday at Davenport Speedway (Davenport, Iowa), Joe edged his way into the show with a fourth-place finish in his heat while Jeff finished sixth, transferring him into the B-Main. After Roth faded back to 11th in his B-Main, Godsey lost three spots in the feature to place 16th.
On Friday evening at Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, Ill.), Roth failed to qualify for the $10,000-to-win A-Main while Godsey followed up the third-fastest time in his group with a third-place finish in his heat. Starting on the sixth row for the feature, Joe recorded a 14th-place outing in the 50-lap affair.
Drawing 50 Late Models for another $10,000 payday on Saturday at Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.), Jeff gained two spots in his heat to finish fourth, missing a transfer spot by one position. Needing to place second or better in his B-Main, Roth slipped back to a 14th-place outing. Joe followed up a third-place finish in his heat with an 18th-to-13th run in the feature.
For the weekend finale on Sunday at Sycamore Speedway (Maple Park, Ill.), Roth missed a transfer position in his heat race and B-Main while Joe secured his spot into the show with a third-place finish in his heat. With $5,000 on the line, Godsey faded two spots to finish 11th.Back to News