VAN DER WAL
TOPS LATE MODELS AT HAWKEYE
( CEDAR RAPIDS, IA 05/02/08)-- Curtis Van Der Wal of Oskaloosa topped a thirteen car field in a special 50 lap Miller Lite Late Model feature on Altorfer CAT Opening Night at very chilly and windy Hawkeye Downs Speedway.
Van Der Wal
started on the pole and never relinquished the position despite some heavy
Carlson topped late model qualifying turning a lap of 18.598 seconds for lap average speed of 96.785 MPH.
In the Coors
Light Modifieds, Larry Clausen notched the win in the 25 lap feature finishing
In other Papa Johns Cup Championship action, returning champion Dave McCalla snagged the Budweiser Mid-Am Sportsmen feature win in impressive fashion despite a late caution that compacted the field. McCalla ducked under Doug Simon following a caution on lap three and then motored away until another caution bunched the field with four laps to go. Once racing resumed McCalla pulled away again beating the second place car of Mel Schappert to the stripe by 1.925 seconds. Simon was third, Travis Thompson fourth, and Scotty Welsh was fifth.
On the quarter mile, Kurt Bohnsack picked up where he left off last season nabbing the win in the Barron Motor Supply IMCA Stock Car feature. Bohnsack started in the second row and took the lead from Greg Hentrich on lap nine of the 25 lap feature. Bohnsack and Hentrich swapped the lead back and forth multiple times with Hentrich leading with two laps to go before Bohnsack powered into the lead one final time. The margin of victory was just .168 seconds. Brian Franks was third, Bob Ahrendsen fourth, and Randy Filling posted a fifth place finish.
The Barron Motor Supply IMCA Hobby Stock feature winner was Gary Pfantz who led the entire race . Despite a couple early cautions Pfantz cruised to the win finishing ahead of Roland Bohnsack, Dennis Klinsky, Dwayne Herb, and Ed O’Brien.
The IMCA Sportmods were in action as well as Ryan Luedtke made a bold move with 4 laps to go, snagging the lead from Scott Grady. Luedtke actually went from third to first on that pass as Grady and Arnie Reif were engaged in a battle of their own leaving the door open for Luedtke. Grady finished second, Reif was third, Aric Becker was fourth and Jamie Huff crossed the line in fifth.
Derek Parrott put his 01 Sunline Hornet in victory lane besting an 11 car field. Jim Hanson led in the early going before Parrott took command with seven laps in the books. Hanson finished second followed by Brad Chandler, Jason Freeman, and Cory VanDerWal.
All seven divisions return to action Friday night.
MILLER LITE LATE MODELS
Qualifying- 1) Steve Carlson- 18.598, 2) Johnny Spaw -19.176, 3) Dudley Fleck- 19.206, 4) Brett Moffitt- 19.284, 5) Curtis Van Der Wal- 19.321, 6) Ken Reiser-19.325, 7) Thor Anderson-19.507, 8)Brad Osborn- 19.557, 9) Brad Dvorak-19.567, 10) Joey Gase- 20.059, 11) Logan Hale- 20.491, 12) Jon Leonard- 21.826, 13) Nick Greif- no time
1- 1. Carlson 2. Dvorak 3. Fleck
4. Van Der Wal 5.
Heat 2- 1. Osborn 2. Reiser 3. Spaw 4. Moffitt 5. Gase 6. Hale
Feature (50 laps) - 1. Curtis Van Der Wal,
BUDWEISER MID-AM SPORTSMEN
1. Kevin Lee,
Feature (25 laps)- 1. McCalla 2. Schappert 3. Simon 4. Thompson 5. Welsh 6. Edwards 7. Ahrendsen DNS- Kevin Lee
COORS LIGHT MODIFIEDS
Feature ( 25 laps)- 1. Clausen 2. Willett 3. Plummer 4. Becker 5. Grady 6. Strauss 7. Houdek 8. Huston 9. Long
BARRON MOTOR SUPPLY IMCA STOCK CARS
1. Kurt Bohnsack,
Feature ( 25
laps)- 1. Bohnsack 2.
Henttrich 3. Franks 4. Ahrendsen 5. Filling 6. Hundley 7.
BARRON MOTOR SUPPLY IMCA HOBBY STOCKS
1. Roland Bohnsack,
Feature (20 laps) 1. Pfantz 2. Bohnsack 3. Klinsky 4. Herb 5. O’Brien 6. Mefford 7. Floyd 8. Fare 9. Benesh 10. Siems 1. Myers
Heat- 1. Ryan Luedtke,
Feature (15 laps) – 1. Luedtke 2. Grady 3. Reif 4. Becker 5. Huff 6. Doyle 7. Mitchell
1. Jim Hanson,
Feature (15laps)- 1. Parrott 2. Jim Hanson; 3.