(Monday, June 10)—Hawkeye Downs has announced that the #1 Sportsmen of Curt Van Der Wal, the #33 Late Model of Scott Delsing, and the #82 Late Model of Jay Herbst failed post-race inspection. All three infractions were for carburetor spacers that didn’t meet specifications.




By Brad Grupe


Cedar Rapids, IA  060603—Max Corporon, Paul Walder, Eric Appleget, Curt Van Der Wal, and Dudley Fleck all earned victories on “Duffy’s Collectible Cars Night” at Hawkeye Downs Speedway. Hawkeye Downs was able to race despite rain that fell most of the day. The clouds parted during the late afternoon and officials were able to dry the track and adhere to the normal schedule.


            Chalk up victory number one for a “ General Motors “crate” motor as Max Corporon posted the win in the Miller Time Modified feature. Corporon started in fifth and quickly slipped into the lead. Bob Gase was the closest pursuer with current ASA Papa Johns Cup Iowa Wireless Stock Car Championship point leader Larry Clausen finishing in third. The Modified division has the option of using the “Stock Version GM Crate Engine.”


            The Barron Motor Supply Super Stocks continue to provide great close-quarters racing on the quarter-mile track. Paul Walder found a hole on the opening lap and shot around and between the four cars that started ahead of him taking the lead.  Despite a couple quick cautions Walder finished well ahead of Scott Grady and Jim Hanson as he picked up his first win of the season.


            The Duffys’ Collectible Cars Legends feature went to Eric Appleget of Ely. Appleget started outside the second row and shot into the lead staying out front for the distance. Last weeks’ winner Landon Cassill gave Appleget a run in the closing laps but settled for second. Tom Frady finished in third.


            Curt Van Der Wal held off Johnny Mudd and Andy Duggan in the closing laps to lay claim to another win in the 30 lap Budweiser Late Model Sportsmen feature.  Van Der Wal took the lead with nine laps remaining using an outside move to take the position from Mel Schappert. Mudd maintained second with Duggan finishing third according to Alliant Energy Timing and Scoring.


            Dudley Fleck appears to be ready for this Wednesday’s Keith Fleck Miller 100 as he posted the win in the Performance Concepts Late Models. Fleck took the lead on the fourth trip around the half-mile after starting outside row one. Billy Bennet, driving a car with the GM Late Model Crate Engine, challenged Fleck on a couple occasions but settled for second with Scott Delsing finishing third.


            Also on the card Friday night were Nostalgia Stocks. While they race together there are actually two divisions. Brian Halsted of Vinton was the winner in the sportsman with Jamie Huff of Toddville taking the late model win.









1. Eric Appleget, Ely

2. Landon Cassill, Fairfax

3. Tom Frady, Cedar Rapids

4. Ron Fare, Cedar Rapids

5. Keith Meyer, Cedar Rapids

6. Brett Thomas, Cedar Rapids

7. Zack Davids, Cedar Rapids

8. Mark Hauder, Dubuque

9. Ross Zumbach, Racine, MN



1. Dudley Fleck, Cedar Rapids

2. Billy Bennett, Cedar Rapids

3. Scott Delsing, Cedar Rapids

4. Jim Ross, Cedar Rapids

5. Brian Gibson, Walford

6. Jay Herbst, West Salem, WI

7. Randy Coghlan, Toddville

8. Mike Ehde, Prarie Du Chien, WI

9. JJ Meyer, Cedar Rapids

10. Chris Sevey, Waterloo

11. Dennis Gerst, Jesup

12. Dean Slater, Schaumburg, IL

13. Lorin Kurth, Waukon

14. Johnny Spaw, Cedar Rapids

15. Denny Osborn, Janesville

16. Jeff King, Cedar Rapids

17. Brad Osborn, Janesville



1. Max Corporon, Marion

2. Bob Gase, Cedar Rapids

3. Larry Clausen, Cedar Rapids

4. Brian Allen, Hiawatha

5. Jim Williams, Atkins

6. Rodney Rocarek, Mt. Vernon

7. Shawn Stinger, Palo

8. Kyle Hinrichs, Swisher

9. Arlo Becker, Atkins

10. John Baker, Toddville

11. Chad Willett, Cedar Rapids



1. Paul Walder, Cedar Rapids

2. Scott Grady, Walker

3. Jim Hanson, Cedar Rapids

4. Arnie Reif, Hiawatha

5. Sonny Parker, Cedar Rapids

6. Greg Hentrich, Hiawatha

7. Cory Houdek, Anamosa

8. Kevin Franks, Cedar Rapids

9. Brian Helle, Cedar Rapids

10. Chad Siems, MT. Auburn

11. David McCalla, Cedar Rapids

12. Roland Bohnsack, Clutier

13. Jayson Scott, Cedar Rapids

14. John Ness, Cedar Rapids

15. Wendy Carnahan, Cedar Rapids

16. Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids

17. Roger Merta, Cedar Rapids

18. Paul Nagle, Nevada

19. Brenda Thomsen, Cedar Rapids



1. Curt Van Der Wal, Oskaloosa

2. Johnny Mudd, Cedar Rapids

3. Andy Duggan, Marion

4. Mel Schappert, Cedar Rapids

5. John Henecke, Hiawatha

6. Kevin Korsmo, Hiawatha

7. Brian Franks, Central City

8. Martin Ballard, Marengo

9. Tom Burke, Nevada

10. Scott Wennermark, Cedar Rapids

11. Gene Peterson, Des Moines

12. Jason Beauregard, Cedar Rapids

13. Craig Bender, Cedar Rapids

14. Robb Keeney, Cedar Rapids