MID-SEASON CHAMPS CROWNED AT HAWKEYE DOWNS
The format for Zimmerman Ford/Mediacom Mid Season Championships saw the top 6 or 7 drivers on the points chart draw playing cards to determine their starting slot. The rest of the field was gridded straight up behind them according to points.
In Performance Concepts Late Models, Landon Cassill returned to Coca-Cola Victory Lane in his first appearance at Hawkeye Downs in several weeks. Casill elected to start near the rear of the field and steadily worked through the pack. At the same time, Brad Osborn was building a sizable lead.
Once Cassill cleared the field he started cutting into Osborn’s lead and by lap 20 was in a position to challenge for the win. Osborn bobbled a bit on the very next lap and Cassill bolted into the lead and motored on to the win. Osborn finished second and Kyle Hinrichs, who was riding a three-win streak, finished third. That finish was enough for Hinrichs to maintain his points lead and be the official mid-season points champion.
Arlo Becker posted a winning run in the
Miller Time Modifieds, holding off
Dave McCalla dominated the Budweiser Sportsmen feature posting over a five second margin of victory over Curt VanDerWal . McCalla, who was tied with Andy Duggan for the points lead, took the lead from Duggan on lap six of the 30-lap feature and then proceeded to drive away from the field, earning the win and the mid-season title.
VanDerWal, driving a car owned by Gene Peterson, finished second after starting deep in the field. Duggan finished third.
On the quarter-mile,
Bob Ahrendsen won the mid-season points championship in the IMCA Stock Car division.
Tim Dains and Rodney Grother continued their season long battle in the Barron Motor Supply IMCA Hobby Stocks division with Dains winning this round and Grother finishing second. Those two drivers have won all but one of the features run so far this season. Gary Pfantz finished third.
Rodney Grother held a nine point cushion coming into Friday night so he earned honors as mid-season points champion.
Nathan Ballard earned two pieces of hardware in the Sunline Hornets Friday night as he won both the feature and the mid-season points title. Ballard drew the pole for the 15 lap feature and then held off Shawn Myers at the stripe for the win. Myers started eighth but had to settle for second as he couldn’t quite make the winning pass on the last lap. Derrick Beadle finished third.
Racing resumes Friday night, June 30 with an 81 lap feature for the Performance Concepts Late Models and Fireworks highlighting the program.
ZIMMERMAN FORD/MEDIACOM MID-SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS
PERFORMANCE CONCEPTS LATE MODELS
FEATURE (30 laps)
MILLER TIME MODIFIEDS
FEATURE (30 laps)
BARRON MOTOR SUPPLY IMCA STOCK CARS
FEATURE ( 25 laps)
BARRON MOTOR SUPPLY IMCA HOBBY STOCKS
FEATURE ( 20 laps)
FEATURE (15 laps)