BOBBY EAST, TATE MARTZ WIN USAC EVENTS AT HAWKEYE DOWNS, BRAD OSBORN TOPS LATE MODELS AGAIN

 

By Brad Grupe

 

(Cedar Rapids, IA 06/04/04)—A great field of USAC Sprint Cars and USAC Ford Focus Midgets joined the three half-mile ASA Pap Johns Cup I-Wireless divisions at Hawkeye Downs Speedway on Friday night. Advance Auto Parts was the presenting sponsor for the program.

 

            Bobby East of Brownsburg, IN., won the caution free 40-lap  Sprint car main event  after starting sixth in the 24-car feature.  The Indiana teen took the point on lap 11 and finished well ahead of Jay Drake and Michael Lewis, winning his first race of the season. Aaron Pierce and Jason McCord completed the top five in the finishing order.

 

            East was also fast qualifier for the night with a time of 17.591 seconds- 102.325 mph. 27 Sprint cars went through the two-lap qualifying.

 

            The Ford Focus Midgets made  just their second appearance at Hawkeye Downs Speedway on Friday night, putting 17 cars in the 30-lap feature on the quarter-mile. Tate Martz of Rushville, IN.,  grabbed the checkers after taking the lead on the first lap. Martz was the leader in a five car freight train which saw Jordan Noblitt finish second while Dave Darland finished in third. Brad Lover finished in fourth while Rex Norris III was fifth.

 

            The win was the third straight for Martz.

 

            Brad Osborn picked up yet another Performance Concepts Late Model feature, his third win already this season. The Janesville driver took command just past the halfway mark of the 20-lap feature and finished ahead of Dudley Fleck and Jeff King. Chris Sevey posted another strong finish in finishing fourth. The fifth place finisher was Jeff Waters of Mineral Point, WI, who has been a regular competitor at Madison Int’l Speedway.

 

            After suffering some bad luck early in the season, Brian Allen of Hiawatha took top honors in the Miller Time Modifieds. Allen won the 25-lap feature after starting in the second row and finished ahead of Arlo Becker and Bob Gase. Allen made the winning pass on lap six before cruising to the win. Finishing behind the front three were Larry Clausen and Chad Willett.

 

            The Budweiser Late Model Sportsmen were also in action Friday night with Scott Wennermark crossing the stripe first in the 25-lap feature.  Bob Ahrendsen finished second with John Henecke finishing third after starting deep in the field. Kevin Korsmo, driving “the big orange truck,” finished in fourth followed  by last year’s season champ, Johnny Mudd.

 

The race was halted twice due to crashes including one that saw Robb Keeney back hard into the foam barriers in turn four. The race winner was also involved in a mishap earlier in the race but was able to drive away before eventually winning the race.

 

The regular Hawkeye Downs divisions are off until June 18 but there’s plenty of action in store before that. On Wednesday, June 9, the IMCA Dirt late Models take to the track for their only pavement appearance of the year. 100.7 The Fox presents the IMCA Late Models and Stock cars for action during the Hawkeye Downs Fair.

 

USAC VALVOLINE NATIONAL SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: June 4, 2004 –

Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Hawkeye Downs Speedway – Advance Auto Parts

“Doubleheader” presented by Papa Johns

 

       QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Bobby East, 5, Klatt-17.591; 2. Aaron Pierce,

26p, Pierce-17.699; 3. Jason McCord, 4, Contos-17.783; 4. Dave Steele, 20,

Stewart-17.853; 5. Boston Reid, 2B, 2B Racing-17.859; 6. Michael Lewis, 40,

Western Speed-17.894; 7. Levi Jones, 62, BWB-17.944; 8. Jay Drake, 20s,

Stewart-17.954; 9. John Nelson, 14, Nelson-17.972; 10. Tony Hunt, 60,

Western Speed-17.978; 11. Cory Kruseman, 21, Stewart-18.007; 12. John

Scott, 83, Scott-18.023; 13. Aaron Fike, 69, Dynamics-18.051; 14. Marc

Jessup, 14J, Jessup-18.106; 15. Bud Kaeding, 29, BK-18.120; 16. Dave

Darland, 2, Reid-18.172; 17. Eric Gordon, 51, Davis/Bowman-18.194; 18. Lee

Boss, 8m, RAM-18.203; 19. Danny Holtsclaw, 3H, Holtsclaw-18.208; 20. Tom

Hessert, 5H, Hessert-18.215; 21. Brian Tyler, 6, KMS-18.269; 22. Kevin

Newton, 77, Law-18.278; 23. Josh Ford, 73, Ford-18.416; 24. Jamie Ferrell,

31, Jewell-18.429; 25. Mat Neely, 17, Neely-18.627; 26. Jason Blonde, 55,

Brown-18.675; 27. Bret Sanderson, 66, MJS-19.024.

 

       FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Newton, 2. East, 3. Fike, 4. Jones, 5.

Steele, 6. Darland, 7. Hunt, 8. Holtsclaw, 9. Neely. 3:05.85

 

       SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Hessert, 2. Ford, 3. Gordon, 4. Drake, 5.

Jessup, 6. Kruseman, 7. Pierce, 8. Blonde, 9. Reid. NT

 

       THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Tyler, 2. Kaeding, 3. McCord, 4. Lewis, 5.

Ferrell, 6. Nelson, 7. Boss, 8. Scott, 9. Sanderson. 3:03.43

 

       SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Reid, 2. Pierce, 3. Hunt, 4. Kruseman, 5.

Darland, 6. Scott, 7. Holtsclaw, 8. Blonde, 9. Nelson, 10. Neely, 11.

Sanderson, 12. Boss. NT

 

       FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Bobby East, 2. Jay Drake, 3. Michael Lewis, 4.

Aaron Pierce, 5. Jason McCord, 6. Aaron Fike, 7. Marc Jessup, 8. Cory

Kruseman, 9. Bud Kaeding, 10. Tony Hunt, 11. Levi Jones, 12. Brian Tyler,

13. Eric Gordon, 14. Kevin Newton, 15. John Scott, 16. Dave Darland, 17.

Josh Ford, 18. Tom Hessert, 19. Jamie Ferrell, 20. Boston Reid, 21. Danny

Holtsclaw, 22. Dave Steele. 12:03.42

 

USAC MIDWEST FORD FOCUS MIDGET CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: June 4, 2004 –

Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Hawkeye Downs Speedway - Advance Auto Parts

“Doubleheader” presented by Papa Johns

 

       FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Trenton Darland (#9 Darland), 2. Jordan

Noblitt (#20 Noblitt), 3. Brice Kenyon (#61 3-K), 4. Dave Darland (#1 Ray),

5. Jason Howe (#31 Howe), 6. Joshua Clemons (#71 Clemons), 7. Samantha

Weakley (#12 3-K), 8. Kevin Studley (#57 Studley), 9. Nick Wagner (#26

Wagner). 1:52.57

 

       SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Rex Norris III (#63 Norris), 2. Tate Martz

(#2 Steele), 3. Ryan Litt (#07 Litt), 4. Brad Loyet (#5 Loyet), 5. Willie

Magrell (#88 Magrell), 6. Courtney Kirts (#41 Griffith), 7. Jimmy Light

(#23 Light), 8. Brandon Wagner (#25 Wagner). 1:48.77

 

       FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Tate Martz, 2. Jordan Noblitt, 3. Dave

Darland, 4. Brad Loyet, 5. Rex Norris III, 6. Courtney Kirts, 7. Joshua

Clemons, 8. Trenton Darland, 9. Ryan Litt, 10. Brice Kenyon, 11. Willie

Magrell, 12. Brandon Wagner, 13. Jimmy Light, 14. Samantha Weakley, 15.

Kevin Studley, 16. Jason Howe, 17. Nick Wagner. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Martz.

 

NEW USAC MIDWEST FORD FOCUS STANDINGS: 1-Litt-302; 2-Martz-278;

3-Noblitt-275; 4-Norris-274; 5-Loyet-264; 6-T.Darland-234; 7-Kenyon-198;

8-Light-184; 9-Travis Yong-180; 10-Magrell-168.

 

PERFORMANCE CONCEPTS LATE MODELS

FEATURE: (20 laps) 1. Brad Osborn, Janesville; 2. Dudley Fleck, Cedar Rapids; 3. Jeff King, Cedar Rapids; 4. Chris Sevey, Waterloo; 5. Jeff Waters, Mineral Point, WI; 6. Kyle Hinrichs, Swisher; 7. Scott Delsing, Cedar Rapids; 8.Matt Lundberg, Des Moines; 9. Lyle Williams, Center Point; 10. Denny Osborn, Janesville; DNS-JJ Meyer, Cedar Rapids

 

MILLER TIME MODIFIEDS

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Brian Allen, Hiawatha; 2. Arlo Becker, Atkins; 3. Bob Gase, Cedar Rapids; 4. Larry Clausen, Cedar Rapids; 5. Chad Willett, Cedar Rapids;6. Tim Plummer, Norway; 7. Rodney Rocarek, Cedar Rapids; 8. Aric Becker, Cedar Rapids; 9. Darrell Long, Cedar Rapids; 10. Jody Lana; 11. Shawn Stinger, Palo; 12. John Baker, Cedar Rapids DNS- Kevin Lee

 

BUDWEISER LATE MODEL SPORTSMEN

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Scott Wennermark, Cedar Rapids; 2. Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids; 3. John Henecke, Hiawatha; 4. Kevin Korsmo, Cedar Rapids; 5. Johnny Mudd, Cedar Rapids; 6. Brian Franks, Central City; 7. Andy Duggan, Marion; 8. Craig Bender, Cedar Rapids; 9. Rob Keeney, Cedar Rapids; 10. Martin Ballard, Marengo; 11. Gene Peterson, Des Moines; 12. Mel Schappert, Cedar Rapids