By Brad Grupe


(Cedar Rapids, IA 062901)—Dave Naylor of Scotch Grove posted his first win of the 2001 campaign in the Aggregates Late Model “Powerade 50” at Hawkeye Downs Speedway on Friday night. Naylor powered around Jim Ross on the seventh circuit of the ‘Downs half-mile and cruised to a seemingly easy win. The win came during Schoon’s Mid-Season Championships. Naylor finished well ahead of Greg Kastli with TJ Schaefer, Wade Prasil and Curt Martin rounding out the top five.


                Norway’s Mike Schulte put another notch in his belt Friday night by winning yet another feature win in the Miller Time Modifieds. Schulte started the thirty-lap race in the sixth row and picked his way toward the front, taking the lead on the 11th lap and eventually colleting his sixth checkered flag of the season. Trent Ross posted another strong performance finishing second with Bob Gase, Scott Wennermark and Jim Williams the rest of the top five.


                Curt VanDerWal was the first to admit that he may not have been able to catch Johnny Mudd without the caution that that came out with eight laps remaining in the Budweiser Sportsmen feature.  Mudd was cruising well ahead of VanDerWal and the rest of the pack before the yellow flag came out.  It took a couple laps after the restart and VanDerWal took the lead and posted his fourth win of the year. Mudd finished in second with Scot Johnson, Paul Walder and Andy Duggan crossing the stripe to fill out the top of the finishing order.


                Brian Helle and Chad Siems each visited Coca-Cola Victory Lane after winning features in the Barron Motor Supply Super Stocks. Helle held off the challenges of Bob Ahrendsen and Derrick Griesehop in the closing laps to preserve the win. Chad Siems has come close to visiting Victory Lane a couple of times since switching from Thunderstocks to Super Stocks and Friday night he got the job done, posting the wire-wire win over Aric Becker, who applied some heavy pressure toward the end of the 25 lapper. Jeff Franks was third with Brad Dvorak and Kurt Bohnsack fourth and fifth.


                Al Smith of Rockford, Il not only won the feature in the A-1 Performance Marine Legends Friday night but has also earned the distinction as the only driver that has been able to beat BJ Goodin this season. Smith started outside row one and quickly built a huge lead but Goodin was coming hard through the pack. By the time Goodin cleared the rest of the pack Smith had built what proved to be an insurmountable lead. Bob Havlik, Kevin Foreman and Chris Sevey rounded out the top five.


A pair of exhibition Go Kart features were also on the card with Kevin Williams winning the Briggs and Stratton division and Derek Walker taking the win in the Yamaha division. Go Kart racing is held on the Hawkeye Downs quarter-mile each Sunday afternoon.



Schoon’s Mid-Season Championships

June 29, 2001


Powerade 50 Feature

  1. Dave Naylor, Scotch Grove
  2. Greg Kastli, Waterloo
  3. TJ Schaefer, Solon
  4. Wade Prasil, Cedar Rapids
  5. Curt Martin, Independence
  6. Brian Gibson, Walford
  7. Jeff King, Cedar Rapids
  8. Keith Siefken, Cedar Rapids
  9. Art Chistoffersen, Robins
  10. Marty Diercks, Bettendorf
  11. Justin Diercks, Davenport
  12. Dudley Fleck, Cedar Rapids
  13. Scot Johnson, Ankeny
  14. Mike Ehde, Prarie Du Chien
  15. Jim Ross, Cedar Rapids
  16. Larry Kelley, Cedar Rapids
  17. Kevin Korsmo, Atkins
  18. Lorin Kurth, Waukon
  19. Randy Coghlan, Toddville
  20. Les Cady, Deer Grove, IL
  21. Doug Hite, Urbana
  22. Pete Alepra, Cedar Rapids
  23. Brian Allen, Hiawatha




Feature (30 laps)

  1. Mike Schulte, Norway
  2. Trent Ross, Cedar Rapids
  3. Bob Gase, Cedar Rapids
  4. Scott Wennermark, Cedar Rapids
  5. Jim Williams, Cedar Rapids
  6. Keith Gogel, Solon
  7. John Troxel, Cedar Rapids’
  8. Larry Clausen, Cedar Rapids
  9. Brian Allen, Hiawatha
  10. Arlo Becker, Atkins
  11. Don Long, Anamosa
  12. David Novotny, Solon
  13. James Lamphier, Urbana
  14. Sonny Parker, Cedar Rapids
  15. Mike Thomas, Cedar Rapids



Feature (30 laps)

  1. Curt VanDerWal, Oskaloosa
  2. Johnny Mudd, Cedar Rapids
  3. Scot Johnson, Ankeny
  4. Paul Walder, Cedar Rapids
  5. Andy Duggan, Marion
  6. Tom Burke, Nevada
  7. Ron Fisher, Shellsburg
  8. Martin Ballard, Marengo
  9. John Henecke, Hiawatha
  10. Brian Franks, Central City
  11. Dave Johnson, Ankeny
  12. Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids
  13. Ross Kurth, Waukon
  14. JJ Meyer, Cedar Rapids
  15. Dan Zamastil, Fairfax
  16. Kevin Lee, Homestead
  17. Steve Kibort, Milan, IL
  18. Bruce Scheff, Swisher
  19. Lyle Williams, Center Point
  20. Jason Vincent, Nevada
  21. Craig Bender, Cedar Rapids
  22. Bryan Jones, Swisher


A-1 Performance Marine Legends

Feature (30 laps)

  1. Al Smith Rockford, IL
  2. BJ Goodin, Hiawatha
  3. Bob Havlik, Toddville
  4. Kevin Foreman, Cedar Rapids
  5. Chris Sevey, Waterloo
  6. Tom Frady, Cedar Rapids
  7. Kyle Hinrichs, Swisher
  8. Gene Peterson, Des Moines
  9. Lane Swearinger, Davenport
  10. Eric Appleget, Ely
  11. Mike Foreman, Cedar Rapids



Feature #1 (25 laps)

  1. Brian Helle, Cedar Rapids
  2. Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids
  3. Derrick Griesehop, Mt. Vernon
  4. Jerry Meyerhoff, Cedar Rapids
  5. Mike Brecht, Cedar Rapids
  6. Ed O’Brien, Cedar Rapids
  7. Don Johnson, Cedar Rapids
  8. Tim Dains, Marion
  9. Brenda Thomsen, Cedar Rapids
  10. Randy Filling, Toddville
  11. Brian Franks, Central City
  12. Roland Bohnsack, Clutier
  13. Clint Houdek, Anamosa
  14. Merv Chandler, Cedar Rapids



Feature #2 (25 laps)

  1. Chad Siems, Mt. Auburn
  2. Aric Becker, Cedar Rapids
  3. Jeff Franks, Rowley
  4. Brad Dvorak, Mt. Vernon
  5. Kurt Bohnsack, Coralville
  6. Doug Simon, Cedar Rapids
  7. Tink Willey, Marion
  8. Jayson Scott, Cedar Rapids
  9. John Ness, Cedar Rapids

  1. Roger Merta, Cedar Rapids
  2. Arnie Reif, Hiawatha
  3. Brad Helle, Cedar Rapids
  4. Scott Grady, Walker
  5. John Baker, Cedar Rapids