MCCALLA SCORES THIRD
STRAIGHT WIN IN SPORTSMEN AT HAWKEYE DOWNS
KURT AND ROLAND BOHNSACK
BOTH VISIT VICTORY LANE
( Cedar Rapids, IA 05/16/08)—Defending champion Dave
McCalla of Cedar Rapids
has once again established himself as the man to beat in the Budweiser
Sportsmen division. McCalla picked up his third straight win of the 2008
campaign Friday night during Hawkeye International Trucks Night. McCalla
started the 25-lap feature started outside the second row, gained two spots in
the first two laps and secured the point from Kevin Lee on lap 4.
Caution bunched the field on lap seven but McCalla
quickly pulled away once the green flag waved. Kevin Lee continued to ride in
second but Andy Duggan made a race of it in the closing laps in his first
appearance of the season. Duggan ran out of laps and finished third, followed
by Michael Weber and Bob Ahrendsen.
Four-time Coors Light Modified Champion Tim Plummer
notched his first win of 2008 after starting on the pole for that divisions
25-lap feature. Larry Clausen and Arlo Becker tangled in turn three of the
first lap with Clausen collecting the foam barrier. Thanks to the barrier
cushioning the blow, Clausen was able to continue and he was a man on a mission
following the restart working his way up to challenge Chad Willett
for second in the closing laps. Willett prevailed for the
second spot with Clausen third, Tony Olson fourth and Arlo Becker fifth.
Moving to the quarter-mile and other Papa Johns Cup
Championship action, Kurt Bohnsack of Iowa
City collected his second win of the season in Barron
Motor Supply IMCA Stock Cars using the high side to perfection to work his way
to the front after starting ninth. Bohnsack was up to third by lap 11 and
nabbed second three laps later. Bohnsack took control on lap 19 after passing
Chad Siems, survived a restart with 5 laps to go and
motored to a .819 second winning margin over Siems. Bob Ahrendsen finished third, Randy Filling
was fourth, and Dennis Hundley placed fifth.
Kurt Bohnsacks’ older
brother Roland also visited victory lane on Friday night after winning a 20-lap
feature for the Barron Motor Supply IMCA Hobby Stocks. Roland bested a
season-high 16 car field taking the lead from Scott Siems on lap 13 of the scheduled
20 lapper. Gary Pfantz, who had won the
first two features of the season, posted another strong finish, taking
second after starting ninth. Tim Dains
came in third followed by Dennis Klinsky and Ed O’Brien.
The IMCA SportMod feature
went to Arnie Reif who posted his first win of 2008. Reif took the lead on lap
eight and held off Ryan Luedtke to take the checkers. Luedtke, who has one win
so far this season, finished second while Jason Doyle was third, Aric Becker fourth, and Jamie Huff crossed the stripe in
The Sunline Hornets picked up a couple more entries
and were rewarded with 5 extra laps in their feature. Jeff Selfridge wasted
little time in taking command of the race after bolting into the lead from
inside the second row. Jim Hanson and Brad Chandler battled hard for the second
slot with Chandler
eventually winning the position and Hanson settling for third. Derek Parrott
finished fourth and Blake Carson was fifth.
The Riekens Racing
Go-Karts were also in attendance Friday night with competitors in both the
Junior and Senior Champ Kart divisions. Ten year old Tanner Allen won the Junior division while Bill Riekens
was the top finisher in the Senior division.
Racing returns next Friday night with all seven
divisions, including the Miller Lite Late Models, in
Heat- 1. Jason
Doyle, Cedar Rapids, IA; 2. Jamie Huff, Center Point, IA;
3. Arnie Reif, Hiawatha,
IA; 4. Aric Becker, Cedar Rapids, IA;
5. Ryan Luedtke, Norway, IA; 6. Scott Grady, Cedar Rapids,
IA; 7. Mike
Dains, Mechanicsville, IA.
Feature (20 laps) 1. Reif 2. Luedtke 3. Doyle 4. Becker 5. Huff 6. Grady 7. Dains
Heat 1- 1. Jim
Hanson, Cedar Rapids, IA; 2. Jeff
Selfridge, Marion, IA; 3. Derek
Parrott, Marion, IA; 4. Brad Burhite, Cedar
Rapids, IA; 5.
Nate Chandler, Cedar
Rapids, IA; 6.
Jonny Williams, Atkins, IA;
DNS- Shane Hanson, Cedar Rapids,
Heat 2- 1. Merv Chandler, Cedar Rapids, IA;
2. Blake Carson, Cedar
Rapids, IA; 3.
Freeman, Cedar Rapids, IA; 4. Jose DeJesus, Cedar Rapids,
IA; 5. Brad
Chandler, Vinton, IA; 6. Dana Pfab,
Feature (20 laps) 1. Selfridge 2. Brad Chandler 3.
Jim Hanson 4. Parrott 5. Carson 6. Burhite 7. Nate Chandler 8. Merv
Chandler 9. deJesus 10. Williams 11. Shane Hanson 12. Freeman DNS-Pfab
Barron Motor Supply IMCA Hobby Stocks
Heat 1. – 1. Tim
Dains, Marion, IA; 2. Scott Siems,
Cedar Rapids, IA; 3. Roland
Bohnsack, Clutier, IA; 4. Ed O’Brien, Cedar Rapids, IA;
5. Shawn Myers, Cedar
Rapids, IA; 6.
Bruce Fraser; 7. Jodi Cranston; 8.
Heat 2- 1. Kandi
Floyd, Cedar Rapids, IA; 2. Dennis
Klinsky, Ely, IA; 3. Duayne Herb,
Cedar Rapids, IA; 4. Gary Pfantz,
State Center, IA; 5. Nathan
Ballard, Marengo, IA; 6. Scott Benesh, Newhall, IA;
7. Malena Betzer, Cedar Rapids, IA;
8. Deb Mefford, Marion,
Feature (20 laps)- 1. Bohnsack 2. Pfantz 3. Dains 4. Klinsky 5. O’Brien 6. Herb 7. Ballard 8. Floyd 9. Benesh 10. Betzer 11. Cranston 12. Fraser 13. Siems 14. Myers DNS-Mefford DNS
Barron Motor Supply IMCA Stock Cars
Heat 1. Chad Siems, Shellsburg, IA;
2. Randy Filling, Toddville, IA;
3. Brian Beatty, Palo,
IA; 4. Bob
Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids, IA; 5. Dave Ballstaedt, Cedar
Rapids, IA; 6.
Mark Bolton, Cedar
Rapids, IA; 7.
Greg Hentrich, Hiawatha,
IA; 8. Brian
Franks, Cedar Rapids, IA; 9. Kurt Bohsnack, Iowa
City, IA; 10. Rodney Grother, Cedar
Rapids, IA; 11.
Dennis Hundley, Center Point. IA
Feature- 1. Bohnsack
2. Siems 4. Ahrendsen 4.
Filling 5. Hundley 6. Ballstaedt 7. Hentrich 8. Grother 9. Bolton 10. Beatty 11. Franks
Coors Light Modifieds
Heat – 1. Tim
Becker, Norway, IA; 3. Chad Willett, Alburnett,
IA; 4. Larry
Clausen, Cedar Rapids, IA; 5. Darrell
Long, Cedar Rapids, IA; 6. Scott
Strauss, Cedar Rapids, IA; 7. Cory Houdek,
8. Tony Olson, Cedar
Rapids, IA; 9.
Steve Lindell, Marion, IA
Feature (25 laps)- 1. Plummer 2. Willett 3. Clausen 4. Olson 5. Becker 6. Strauss 7. Houdek 8. Long 9. Lindell
Budweiser Mid-Am Sportsmen
Heat 1. Kevin
Lee, Cedar Rapids, IA; 2. Dave McCalla,
Cedar Rapids, IA; 3. Bob
Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids, IA; 4. Mel
Schappert, Cedar Rapids, IA; 5. Andy Duggan,
6. Michael Weber, Ryan, IA 7.
Andy Edwards, New Hartford,
IA 8. Doug Simon, Marion, IA 9. Travis Thompson, Atkins, IA 10. Scotty Welsh, Marion, IA
Feature (25 laps)- 1. McCalla 2. Lee 3. Duggan 4. Weber 5. Ahrendsen 6. Schappert 7. Edwards 8. Simon 9. Thompson 10. Welsh