BECKER, KING, BALLARD, BRING HOME OPENING NIGHT
HARDWARE AT HAWKEYE DOWNS
DVORAK, DAINS, WILLIAMS PAY
The evening started off with a bang
as Landon Cassill of
Arlo Becker, Norway, left little doubt that he was back in top form winning the first Miller Time Modified feature of the season. Becker was involved in an accident late last season which destroyed his modified and left him with bumps and bruises.
Becker started inside the second row
in the 25-lap feature, quickly bolted into the lead, and then held off repeated
challenges from defending champion Tim Plummer to take the checkers. Plummer
settled for second after trying everything to get around the cagey veteran
Becker. Rodney Rocarek crossed the Coors Light Finish Line in third while
A mere 6 one-thousandths of a second
represented the difference between first and second place in the Performance
Concepts ASA Late Model feature. The race was a dead heat by the human eye but
the electronic transponder timing and scoring system declared Jeff King of
King started the 25-lap feature on the point and then held off repeated challenges for the lead from Cassill. Cassill tried high and low moves for the lead and pulled alongside in the final lap but King had just enough to edge out Cassill. The driver with the best view of the action was no doubt third-place finisher Curtis VanDerWal of Oskaloosa. Kyle Hinrichs finished in fourth while newcomer Craig Roberts finished fifth.
The Budweiser Sportsmen feature also showcased some great side-by-side racing as Martin Ballard and Dave McCalla traded the lead back and forth before Ballard prevailed. Ballard started up front but McCalla ran his trademark high line and the two swapped positions several times as the laps ticked off. McCalla lost the handle a bit at one point but battled back to again challenge for the win in the final laps.
Andy Duggan finished third while
Kevin Lee and Ross Zumbach rounded out the top five
finishing slots. Zumbach, who hails from Racine,
Brad Dvorak made the first of what
he hopes will again be many appearances in
Dvorak started inside the second row and took the lead from Greg Hentrich on the fourth trip around the quarter-mile. Bob Ahrendsen moved into the fray as the final laps wound down
but Dvorak prevailed. Randy Filling took home third place in the twenty-lap
Tim Dains of Marion became the first winner of the season in the Barron
Motor Supply IMCA Hobby Stocks, winning both his heat and the 15-lap feature
for the division. Dains finished ahead of Rodney Grother,
Terry Shaffar, Kandi Floyd, and new driver Gary Phantz of
Creston Williams of Atkins won a wild Sunline Hornets feature holding off a persistent Brian Beatty. Nathan Ballard, Derrick Beadle, and Roy Parker crossed the stripe behind Beatty.
Racing returns to the speedway Friday night with all divisions in action on Hustler Turf Equipment night.
Heat- 1. Brian Beaty, Palo; 2. Creston Williams, Atkins; 3. Roy Parker, Marion; 4. Nathan Ballard, Marengo; 5. Derrick Beadle, Hiawatha; 6. Brad Fisher, Solon; 7. Connie Binder, Clutier; 8. Jeff Ballard, Marengo
Feature-( 12 laps) 1. Williams; 2.Beaty; 3. Nathan Ballard; 4. Beadle; 5. Parker; 6. Fisher; 7. Binder; 8. Jeff Ballard
BARRON MOTOR SUPPLY IMCA HOBBY STOCKS
Heat 1- 1. Tim Dains,
Heat 2- 1. Deb Mefford, Marion; 2. Scott Siems,
Feature (15 laps)- 1. Dains; 2. Grother; 3. Shaffar; 4. Kandi Floyd; 5. Pfantz; 6. Siems; 7. Herb; 8. Mefford; 9. Thomsen; 10. Jeremy Floyd; 11. Sprague; 12. Fare; 13. Vozenilek; 14. Lacoursiere
BARRON MOTOR SUPPLY IMCA STOCK CARS
Heat 1- 1. Brad Dvorak,
Heat 2- 1. Kurt Bohnsack,
Feature(20 laps) 1. Dvorak; 2. Ahrendsen; 3. Filling; 4. Hale; 5. Hentrich; 6. Hundley; 7. Siems; 8. Otto; 9. Bohnsack; 10. Thomsen; 11. Thompson; 12. Carnahan
Heat- 1. Brian Franks, Central
City; 2. Andy Duggan, Marion; 3. Dave McCalla,
Feature (25 laps) 1. Ballard; 2. McCalla; 3. Duggan; 4. Lee; 5. Zumbach; 6. Franks; 7. Ahrendsen; 8. King; 9. Parker
MILLER TIME MODIFIED
Heat 1- 1.
Heat 2- 1.
Feature (25 laps) 1. Arlo Becker; 2. Plummer; 3. Rocarek; 4. Willet; 5. Hanson; 6. McGrath; 7. Stinger; 8. Aric Becker; 9. Bender; 10. Strauss; 11. Long; 12. Lindell
PERFORMANCE CONCEPTS LATE MODELS
Qualifying – 1. Landon Cassill,
track record); 2. Scott Wennermark,
Feature (25 laps) 1. King; 2. Cassill; 3. VanDerWal; 4. Hinrichs; 5. Roberts; 6. Wennermark