PRIETZEL OUTLASTS CHALLENGERS FOR YELLOW BOOK USA
MID-AMERICAN SUPER TRUCK WIN AT HAWKEYE DOWNS

 

By Brad Grupe

 

(Cedar Rapids, IA 050203)—Bill Prietzel, a veteran racer from Franklin, WI out-dueled Vince Wilkinson, Donnie Woller and Andy Jirik over the last third of the thirty lap feature before winning his second feature at Hawkeye Downs Speedway.

 

 Prietzel, a former dirt late model driver who also has turned laps at Hawkeye Downs in a Mid-American Stock Car, piloted his Heiser Trailer Chevrolet to the win after starting the second row of the 16 car field.

 

Prietzel emerged as the leader early in the race after a three-wide battle in turns three and four. He built an early lead over the field, which included six rookies. As the laps ticked off, Wilkinson in  the Jeff’s Engine Masters Chevy, Woller in the Zastrow trucking Ford, and Jirik in the Mark’s Towing Chevy closed the gap on the leader and with 5 laps to go the trio was running nose to tail.

 

The final five laps saw Woller slip by Jirik for third with Woller finishing fourth and Jamie Farrell scoring fifth in the Brewer Motorsports Ford.

 

The track record for Mid-American Super Trucks was broken twice in qualifying, first by Donnie Woller and then a new record was established by Andy Jirik after he spilt the beam in 19.938 seconds. The previous record of 20.071 seconds was held by Jerry Seibel, who wasn’t on hand for Friday’s race.

 

The Yellow Book USA Mid- American Super Trucks return to Hawkeye Downs on June 27 when they’ll be joining the Midwest Stock Car Classics, HOSS Winged Outlaw Sprints, NAMRA Formula Indy’s, IMCA Stock Cars and Nostalgia Stocks.


HAWKEYE DOWNS SPEEDWAY-CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

Fri, May  2, 2003 ‑‑ KHAK/Hochstetler Towing Night

 

 

Yellow Book USA Mid-American Super Trucks

 

A Feature

Finish Position

Start Position

Car Number

Driver/Hometown

1

3

5

Bill Prietzel / Franklin, WI

2

5

27

Vince Wilkinson / Sandwich, IL

3

9

04

Donnie Woller / Merrill, WI

4

10

83

Andy Jirik / Lonsdale, MN

5

6

71

Jamie Farrell / New Prague, MN

6

2

19

Mark Soronen / Fairbault, MN

7

11

73

Larry Fitzsimmons / Farmington, MN

8

44

44

Gary Fredrickson / Northfield, MN

9

8

8

Wade Prasil / Cedar Rapids, IA

10

7

67

John Vig, Jr. / Shakopee, MN

11

13

99

Tony Holm / Prior Lake, MN

12

12

78

Brad Blenker / Junction City, WI

13

14

7

Anthony Brewer / Shakopee, MN

14

15

41

John Froelich / Chippewa Falls, WI

15

16

47

Michael Schmitz / Northfield, MN

16

1

9

Art Christoffersen / Toddville, IA

17

DNS

68

Dave Coghlan / Marion, IA

 

Heat 1

Finish Position

Start Position

Car Number

Driver/Hometown

1

7

9

Art Christoffersen / Toddville, IA

2

6

73

Larry Fitzsimmons / Farmington, MN

3

2

41

John Froelich / Chippewa Falls, WI

4

3

7

Anthony Brewer / Shakopee, MN

5

8

19

Mark Soronen / Fairbault, MN

6

5

78

Brad Blenker / Junction City, WI

7

1

68

Dave Coghlan / Marion, IA

8

4

99

Tony Holm / Prior Lake, MN

 

Heat 2

Finish Position

Start Position

Car Number

Driver/Hometown

1

4

71

Jamie Farrell / New Prague, MN

2

2

44

Gary Fredrickson / Northfield, MN

3

1

5

Bill Prietzel / Franklin, WI

4

8

83

Andy Jirik / Lonsdale, MN

5

3

27

Vince Wilkinson / Sandwich, IL

6

6

8

Wade Prasil / Cedar Rapids, IA

7

5

67

John Vig, Jr. / Shakopee, MN

8

7

04

Donnie Woller / Merrill, WI

 

Time Trials

Finish Position

Time

Car Number

Driver/Hometown

1

19.938

83

Andy Jirik / Lonsdale, MN

2

19.988

04

Donnie Woller / Merrill, WI

3

20.150

8

Wade Prasil / Cedar Rapids, IA

4

20.174

67

John Vig, Jr. / Shakopee, MN

5

20.208

71

Jamie Farrell / New Prague, MN

6

20.297

27

Vince Wilkinson / Sandwich, IL

7

20.298

44

Gary Fredrickson / Northfield, MN

8

20.369

5

Bill Prietzel / Franklin, WI

9

20.387

19

Mark Soronen / Fairbault, MN

10

20.392

9

Art Christoffersen / Toddville, IA

11

20.433

73

Larry Fitzsimmons / Farmington, MN

12

20.470

78

Brad Blenker / Junction City, WI

13

20.480

99

Tony Holm / Prior Lake, MN

14

20.637

7

Anthony Brewer / Shakopee, MN

15

20.745

41

John Froelich / Chippewa Falls, WI

16

21.835

68

Dave Coghlan / Marion, IA

 

 

 

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