JOHNNY SPAW RETURNS TO VICTORY LANE AT
(Cedar Rapids, IA 05/20/05)—Multi-time track champion Johnny
Spaw of Cedar Rapids
did something Friday night he hadn’t
done in more than a year- He won a feature in the Performance Concepts Late Models.
Actually to be fair, Spaw raced elsewhere last season so he didn’t have the
opportunity to win at Hawkeye Downs.
Spaw started in the second row in
the first of two 20-lap Late Model features and ducked under Lyle Williams on
lap three to take command of the race. Spaw built a sizeable lead and finished
over two seconds ahead of second place JJ Meyer according top data provided by
Alliant Energy Transponder Timing and Scoring.
Spaw came into the night already
leading the point chase and padded his lead Friday night as he closest
competitor, Dudley Fleck, was racing his Formula car elsewhere.
The second Late Model feature saw a
familiar face from last season in Coca-Cola
Victory Lane. Brad Osborn of Janesville, defending
champion in the division, motored to a win after taking the lead from Jeff King
on the second trip around the “Downs half-mile. Osborn finished about a
half-second ahead of King. JJ Meyer backed up his second place finish in the
first feature with a strong third in this one. Scott Wennermark was fourth and
Landon Cassill fifth.
A couple more cars joined the Marines.com Hornets field Friday night with
newcomer Nathan Ballard of Marengo piloting his four- cylinder front wheel
drive machine across the Lint Millwright Finish Line ahead of Rick Gallo of
Center Point. Derrick Beadle from Hiawatha finished in third while Connie
Binder of Clutier finished fourth. Marengo driver Jeff Ballard crossed the
stripe in fifth.
The Barron Motor Supply IMCA Hobby
Stock Feature saw Rodney Grother take an early lead but Terry Shaffar of State
Center found his way to the front with six laps to go. Shaffar made a couple a couple challenges for
the lead prior to that and got shuffled back on both occasions before finding
the right line to take the lead. Brandon Herb of Marion finished second and Grother was
third. Tim Dains of CR finished third
after starting in the fourth row. Fifth place went to Roland Bohnsack of
Clutier in the familiar yellow #4.
Shaffar has now won two straight
after popping motors in his first two outings of the season.
Former Super Stock Champion Brad
Dvorak of CR collected win number two of the season in the Barron Motor Supply
IMCA Stock Car feature on Friday night. Dvorak started eighth on the grid and
then took the lead a couple laps after Yellowbook Yellow Flag forced a restart.
While Dvorak had a firm handle on the lead some great battles for position
behind him resulted in a second place finish for Doug Simon of Marion. Logan
Hale of CR finished an impressive third while Cory Houdek of Marion was fourth. Cedar Rapids veteran driver Bob Ahrendsen
finished in fifth.
Sixty-seven year old Arlo Becker of Norway found
victory lane for the second time this season, winning the 30-lap thriller in
the Miller Time IMCA Asphalt Modified division.
Becker held off a persistent Tim Plummer of Norway, who was glued to the
veterans bumper for much of the race. Becker prevailed by just over a tenth of
a second as Plummer, the points leader coming into Friday night, tried to find
a way around the veteran. Brian Allen of
finished third. Chad Willett of Alburnett posted a good showing, finishing
fourth while Shawn Stinger brought home fifth.
Two drivers near the top of the
points chart, Brian Franks and Martin Ballard
both won features in the Budweiser Late Model Sportsmen division Friday
night, which was Altorfer CAT night. The
first 20-lap feature saw Franks, of Central City, hold off points leader Kevin
Korsmo of Atkins for the win. The win was the first of the season for Franks. Finishing third was rookie Dave McCalla and
he was followed to the stripe by Craig Bender and Landon Cassill.
Martin Ballard of Marengo cruised to
a relatively easy win in the second 20-lap feature with Korsmo again coming home
second. The win was the second of the young season for Ballard. Landon Cassill of Fairfax posted another top-five finishes
after finishing third. Craig Bender
found himself in fourth once again with Dave McCalla finishing fifth giving
those drivers top five finishes in both features.
Racing returns Friday night May 27
with all the regular divisions in action except the Late Models. The Nostalgia
Stocks will join the other divisions along with the running of the “KHAK Undie
FEATURE RESULTS FOR MAY 20, 2005
FEATURE ( 10 laps)
Ballard, Marengo; 2. Rick Gallo, Center Point; 3. Derrick Beadle,
Hiawatha; 4. Connie Binder, Clutier; 5. Jeff Ballard, Marengo; 6. Jose
Dejesus, Cedar Rapids DNS- Brian Bries, Norway
SUPPLY IMCA HOBBY STOCKS
FEATURE (15 laps)
Shaffar, Center Point; 2. Brandon Herb, Marion; 3. Rodney Grother, Cedar Rapids; 4. Tim
Dains, Cedar Rapids;
5. Roland Bohnsack, Clutier; 6. Ron Dighton, Cedar Rapids; 7. Scott Siems, Cedar Rapids; 8. Chad
Vozenilek, Fairfax; 9. Kandi Floyd, Cedar
Rapids; 10. Deb Mefford, Marion; 11. Perry
Thomsen, Cedar Rapids;
12. Brandon Greene, Millersberg; 13. Roger Lacoursierre, Cedar Rapids; 14. Carl Ellis
SUPPLY IMCA STOCK CARS
FEATURE (25 laps)
Dvorak, Cedar Rapids;
2. Doug Simon, Marion; 3. Logan Hale, Cedar Rapids; 4.
Cory Houdek, Marion; 5. Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids; 6. Randy Filling,
Toddville; 7. Kurt Bohnsack, Iowa
City; 8. John Ness, Cedar Rapids; 9. Wendy Carnahan, Cedar Rapids; 10.
Mark Bolton, Cedar Rapids;
11. Chad Siems, Mt. Auburn; 12. Jeff Mueller, Mt.
Pleasant; 13. Greg Hentrich, Hiawatha
MILLER TIME IMCA
2. Tim Plummer, Norway; 3.
Brian Allen, Cedar
Rapids; 4. Chad Willett, Alburnett; 5. Shawn Stringer,
Palo; 6. Aric becker, Cedar Rapids; 7. Rodney
Rocarek, Mt. Vernon; 8. larry
Clausen, Cedar Rapids;
9. Bob Gase, Cedar
Rapids; 10. Pat Flannagan, Cedar Rapids; 11. Jim Hanson, Cedar Rapids;
12. Scott Grady, Cedar
Rapids; 13. Griffin McGrath, Cedar Rapids; 14. Scott Strauss, Cedar
Rapids; 15. Keith Siefken, Cedar Rapids; 16. Darrell Long, Cedar Rapids; 17.
Steve Lindell, Marion
FEATURE #1 (20laps)
Franks, Central City; 2. Kevin Korsmo, Atkins; 3. Dave McCalla, Cedar Rapids; 4.
Craig Bender, Cedar Rapids;
5. Landon Cassill, Fairfax; 6. Andy Duggan, Marion; 7. Martin Ballard,
Marengo; 8. Kevin Franks, Cedar
Rapids; 9. Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids; 10. Mel Schappert, Cedar Rapids; DNS-Mark Hauder, Dubuque
FEATURE #2 (20laps)
Ballard, Marengo; 2. Kevin Korsmo, Atkins; 3. Landon Cassill, Fairfax; 4.
Craig Bender, Cedar Rapids;
5. Dave McCalla, Cedar Rapids;
6. Andy Duggan, Marion; 7. Brian Franks, Central City; 8. Mel Schappert, Cedar Rapids; 9.
Kevin Franks, Cedar Rapids;
10. Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids;
11. Mark Hauder, Dubuque
CONCEPTS LATE MODELS
FEATURE #1 (20laps)
Spaw, Cedar Rapids;
2. JJ Meyer, Cedar Rapids;
3. Landon Cassill, Fairfax; 4. Denny Osborn, Janesville; 5. Scott Wennermark, Ely; 6.
Brad Osborn, Janesville;
7. Chris Sevey, Waterloo;
8. Lyle Williams, Center Point; 9. Kyle Hinrichs, Swisher; 10. Jeff King, Cedar Rapids; DNS- Brian Allen, Cedar Rapids
FEATURE #2 (20laps)
1. Brad Osborn, Janesville;
2. Jeff King, Cedar Rapids; 3. JJ
Meyer, Cedar Rapids;
4. Scott Wennermark, Ely; 5. Landon
Cassill, Fairfax; 6. Johnny Spaw, Cedar Rapids; 7. Kyle
Hinrichs, Swisher; 8. Chris Sevey, Waterloo; 9. Denny
10. Lyle Williams, Center Point; DNS- Brian Allen, Cedar Rapids