KORSMO CONTINUES HAWKEYE DOWNS HOT STREAK AS PLUMMER WINS THIRD, McCALLA WINS FIRST

 

(Cedar Rapids, IA  05/28/05)— Budweiser Late Model Sportsmen driver and points leader Kevin Korsmo of Atkins picked up his 5th win of the season Friday night in the first of two 20-lap features for that division on Friday night. Korsmo started on the inside of row four and quickly moved through the rest of the field to take command of the race.  Last years champion, Scott Wennermark of Ely, who is primarily running in the Late Model division, finished second, about 1.5 seconds behind Korsmo.  Craig Bender of Cedar Rapids posted another strong performance, finishing third.

 

            Rookie Dave McCalla won the second Sportsmen feature finishing nearly six seconds ahead of Kevin Franks of Central City according to Alliant Energy Electronic Timing and Scoring. McCalla of Cedar Rapids, who moved up to Sportsmen this season, already had built up a sizeable lead by the halfway mark and continued padding the lead as the laps ticked off. The win was the first of the season for McCalla.  Kevin Franks crossed the Lint Millwright Start-Finish Line in third followed by Brian Franks and Kevin Korsmo.

 

            In other action in the Papa John’s Cup/I-Wireless Championship, Tim Plummer, Norway, notched win number three in the 30-lap Miller Time IMCA Asphalt Modified feature. Pat Flannagan of Cedar Rapids built an early lead but saw it erased by a pair of Yellowbook yellow flags allowing the field to stay close. Flannagan and Arlo Becker of Norway waged a side-by-side battle for several laps allowing the rest of the pack to close in even tighter.  Plummer and Bob Gase joined the fray with Plummer using a nifty move to secure the lead on lap 17.

 

            Plummer was able to pull away as Becker and Gase continued to battle for second. Becker spun with 8 laps to go giving Gase second and a shot to catch Plummer. However Gase couldn’t overcome the deficit in the remaining laps and finished seven-tenths of a second behind Plummer. Rodney Rocarek of Mt. Vernon finished an impressive third followed to the stripe by Larry Clausen of Cedar Rapids and Flannagan.

 

            In racing in the Full Throttle Energy Drink Stars of Tomorrow chase, Brad Dvorak of Cedar Rapids padded his points lead in the Barron Motor Supply IMCA Stock Car division by winning his third feature of the season. Randy Filling of Toddville took control early but surrendered the lead to Chad Siems of Mt. Auburn on the sixth circuit. Dvorak initiated a challenge for the lead a couple laps later and took command at the halfway mark of the 25-lap event.  A caution bunched the field with seven laps remaining but Dvorak pulled away once again earning the trip to Coca-Cola Victory Lane.  Siems maintained second with Filling third.  Cory Houdek of CR finished in fourth and Doug Simon of Marion was fifth.

 

            Terry Shaffar continued to dominate the Barron Motor Supply IMCA Hobby Stocks picking up his third straight win since a couple DNF’s earlier in the season. While Shaffar, of State Center, has dominated the past three weeks he started the season on a shaky note after blowing motors the first couple weeks giving him a sizable amount of points to make up if he is to contend for the points title.  Shaffar’s engine was claimed after the race and was sold according to IMCA procedures.

 

            Ron Dighton of Cedar Rapids finished second, Roland Bohnsack of Clutier was third, Rodney Grother of CR fourth, and Tim Dains of CR was fifth.

 

            The Marines.com Hornets division continues to grow and another newcomer found the quarter-mile to his liking Friday night. Jake Blumer of Manchester collected the checkers in the 12-lap Hornets feature, finishing ahead of another newcomer, Joe Jaster of Elkader. Nathan Ballard of Marengo finished third followed by Connie Binder of Clutier. Fifth place went to Rick Gallo of Cedar Rapids.

 

            Racing continues Friday night June 3rd with all six divisions in action along with the USCA Ford Focus Midgets.

 

           

 

 

           

 

   

 

FEATURE RESULTS

 

MARINES.COM HORNETS

FEATURE (12 laps)

  1. Jake Blumer,  Manchester; 2. Joe Jaster, Elkader; 3. Nathan Ballard, Marengo; 4. Connie Binder, Clutier; 5. Rick Gallo, Center Point; 6. David Fangman, Marion; 7. Jeff Ballard, Marengo; 8. Derrick Beadle, Hiawatha; 9. Samantha Blumer, Manchester; DNS- Jose Dejesus, Cedar Rapids

 

BARRON MOTOR SUPPLY IMCA HOBBY STOCKS

FEATURE (15 laps)

  1. Terry Shaffar, State Center; 2. Ron Dighton, Cedar Rapids; 3. Roland Bohnsack, Clutier; 4. Rodney Grother,  Cedar Rapids; 5. Tim Dains, Cedar Rapids; 6. Brandon Herb, Marion; 7. Kandi Floyd, Cedar Rapids; 8. Scott Siems, Cedar Rapids; 9. Carl Ellis, Pleasantville; 10. Deb Mefford, Marion; 11. Perry Thomsen, Cedar Rapids; 12. Chad Vozenilek, Fairfax; 13. Roger LaCousiere, Cedar Rapids

 

BARRON MOTOR SUPPLY IMCA STOCK CARS

FEATURE (25 laps)

  1. Brad Dvorak, Cedar Rapids; 2. Chad Siems, Mt. Auburn; 3. Randy Filling, Toddville; 4. Cory Houdek, Marion; 5. Doug Simon, Marion; 6. Chris Wessner, Quasqueton; 7. John Ness, Cedar Rapids; 8. Norman Chesmore, Rowley; 9. Wendy Carnahan, Cedar Rapids; 10. Logan Hale, Cedar Rapids; 11. Greg Hentrich, Hiawatha; 12. Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids; 13. Kurt Bohnsack, Iowa City; DNS- Mark Bolton, Cedar Rapids

 

BUDWEISER LATE MODEL SPORTSMEN

FEATURE #1 (20 laps)

  1. Kevin Korsmo, Atkins; 2. Scott Wennermark, Ely; 3. Craig Bender, Cedar Rapids; 4. Martin Ballard, Marengo; 5. Brian Franks, Central City; 6. Dave McCalla, Cedar Rapids; 7. Mel Schappert, Cedar Rapids, IA; 8. Kevin Lee, Cedar Rapids; 9. Andy Duggan, Marion; 10. Kevin Franks, Cedar Rapids; 11. Mark Hauder, Dubuque

 

BUDWEISER LATE MODEL SPORTSMEN

FEATURE #2 (20 laps)

  1. McCalla  2. Kevin Franks  3. Brian Franks  4. Ballard  5. Korsmo  6. Wennermark  7. Duggan  8. Bender  9. Schappert  10. Lee  DNS- Hauder

 

MILLER TIME IMCA ASPHALT MODIFIEDS

FEATURE  (20 laps)

1. Tim Plummer, Norway; 2. Bob Gase, Cedar Rapids; 3. Rodney Rocarek, Mt. Vernon; 4. Larry Clausen, Cedar Rapids; 5. Pat Flannagan, Cedar Rapids; 6. Arlo Becker, Norway; 7. Shawn Stinger, Palo; 8. Griffin McGrath, Cedar Rapids; 9. Keith Siefken, Cedar Rapids; 10. Jim Hanson, Cedar Rapids; 11. Scott Grady, Cedar Rapids; 12. Darrell Long, Cedar Rapids; 13. Aric Becker, Cedar Rapids; 14. Brian Allen, Cedar Rapids  15. Chad Willet, Alburnett; 16. Scott Strauss, Cedar Rapids