ROBERTSON SCORES WIRE-TO-WIRE USAC FORD FOCUS MIGETS WIN AT HAKEYE DOWNS
HINRICHS, GROTHER, ZUMBACH AND PLUMMER POST WINS
By Brad Grupe
series champion Tate Martz of
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The wins are starting to pile up for some Hawkeye Downs drivers. Four of the six regular divisions signed in to do battle Friday night with Performance Concepts Late Models, Miller Time Modifieds, Budweiser Sportsmen, and Barron Motor Supply Hobby Stocks all in action.
Kyle Hinrichs of Swisher visited Coca-Cola Victory lane for the second straight week as he won the 30-lap feature for that division. Hinrichs emerged as the leader on laps 12 after he and drivers Brad Osborn and Scott Wennermark battled three-wide in turn three.
With one lap to go, Osborn had mounted a serious challenge for the lead just as the race was red-flagged for Curt Van Der Wal, who crashed very hard in turn three, seriously damaging his car. Van Der Wal was not injured.
Hinrichs prevailed on the restart with Osborn finishing second and Wennermark third.
other Papa Johns Cup/ I-Wireless Championship action, Ross Zumbach
made a high-side pass of Mel Schappert on Lap 10 to
win his second straight 25-lap Budweiser Sportsmen feature. Zumbach
started fifth and held off a furious charge from Dave McCalla at the stripe. Zumbachs’ margin of victory was only 51 one-hundreths of a second according to the Hawkeye Downs
Electronic Trasponder Timing and Scoring system. Rookie driver Joey King of
Defending Miller Time Modified champion Tim Plummer scored his second win of the season but it didn’t come easy as his run to the checkers was repeatedly interrupted by the caution flag. After leading much of the race, Craig Bender posted his highest finish since moving to the Modified Division, crossing the Coors light Finish Line in second. Arlo Becker finished in third.
One division of the Full Throttle Energy Drink Starts of Tomorrow was also in action. The Barron Motor Supply Hobby Stocks battled for 15 laps on the quarter-mile with Rodney Grother edging Tim Dains for the win. Grother started in ninth with Dains alongside in tenth.
Most of the divisions have next week off as the Hawkeye Downs Fair takes center stage. There is no Friday racing on June 9, but the Hobby Stocks and Hornets will be in action on Wednesday, June 7 as part of “Motor Madness”. Also on the card are Monster Trucks, School Buses and Mini-van racing.
Regular Friday night racing resumes on June 16.
June 2, 2006
USAC FORD FOCUS MIDGETS
FEATURE (30 laps)
1. James Robertson,
PERFORMANCE CONCEPTS LATE MODELS
Fast Qualifier- 18.684 Scott Wennermark,
FEATURE (30 laps)
1. Kyle Hinrichs, Swisher,
IA; 2. Brad Osborn,
MILLER TIME MODIFIEDS
HEAT 1- 1. Jim hanson, Cedar Rapids, IA; 2. Scott
HEAT 2- 1. Craig Bender,
FEATURE (25 laps)
1. Plummer; 2. Bender; 3. Arlo Becker; 4. Rocarek; 5. Stinger; 6. Hanson; 7. Grady; 8. Willet; 9. Aric Becker; 10. Strauss; 11. Long; 12. Houdek; 13. McGrath
HEAT 1- 1.Mel Schappert,
HEAT 2- 1. Ross Zumbach,
FEATURE ( 25 laps)
1. Zumbach; 2. McCalla; 3. King; 4. Schappert; 5. Ballard; 6. Lee; 7. Franks; 8. Hauder; 9. Parker; 10. Glascock; 11. Duggan; 12. Ahrendsen
BARRON MOTOR SUPPLY HOBBY STOCKS
HEAT 1- Rodney Grother,
HEAT 2- Duayne Herb,
FEATURE (15 laps)
1. Grother; 2. Dains; 3. Herb; 4. Pfantz; 5. Fare; 6. Shaffar; 7. Floyd; 8. Klinsky; 9. Sprague; 10. Thomsen; 11. Lacoursiere; 12. Davis; 13. Mefford; DNS- Vozenilek