WENNERMARK GRABS FIRST LATE MODEL WIN AT
DUGGAN, K. FRANKS, DVORAK, BECKER, SHAFFAR, AND BALLARD VICTORS ALSO
IA 070105)—Hawkeye Downs Speedway celebrated its
80th Anniversary Friday night in spectacular fashion with an 80-lap
Performance Concepts Late Model feature and fireworks as part of the action.
There was racing in all six divisions as KRNA and Performance Concepts kicked
off the 4th of July weekend.
Osborn of Janesville
posted the best two-lap qualifying effort in the Performance Concepts Late Models
turning a lap of 18.581 seconds according to Alliant Energy Transponder Timing
and Scoring. Osborn then drew and “8” which placed him in the #8 starting slot.
field took the green under the direction of Starter John Huff and after Dan
Lensing and Chris Sevey swapped the lead in the early going Dudley
Fleck grabbed the point on lap 10. Fleck led until about lap 43 when mechanical
problems forced him out of the race, putting Denny Osborn up front.
threw the Yellow Book Yellow flag on lap 45 for a scheduled “Competition
Yellow” and then the field was reset using the restart cone.
maintained the lead on the restart with Wennermark, Dan Lensing, Jeff King, and
Kyle Hinrichs running at the top of the order. The race evolved into a two-man
duel between Osborn and Wennermark although the front five cars were running
very close together.
tried low and high moves lap after lap including some challenges that saw a
little contact between the two. Each time Wennermark would pull alongside in
the corner Osborn would either slam the door on the inside or out-power
Wennermark on the outside. With just
over a lap remaining Wennermark executed a perfect “bump and run” move in turn
three which gave him the lead.
who is in his first year in a late model after racing everything from go-karts
to a Sportsmen car, pulled away from Osborn a bit on the final lap posting a
winning margin of .608 seconds. Osborn maintained second while visitor Dan
Lensing nailed down third. Chris Sevey and Kyle Hinrichs both finished in the
top five as well.
Duggan of Marion
picked up his first Budweiser Late Model Sportsmen win of the season in the
first of two 20-lap features for that division. Duggan grabbed the lead from
Kevin Franks on lap four and then held off point leader Kevin Korsmo and Dave
McCalla to take the checkers. Duggan and Korsmo traded the lead a couple times
on a lap 6 restart before Duggan got the upper hand.
finished in second with McCalla, Martin Ballard, and Kevin Franks rounding out
the top five.
the second Sportsmen feature, the same players ended up in the top five, but in
a different order. Amy Woodward of Mason
City started on the pole but quickly surrendered the
lead to Kevin Lee. Lee held the lead until Kevin Franks entered the picture and
took control of the race.
Franks, Ballard, McCalla, Korsmo, and Duggan fought tooth and nail for position
with side-by-side and at times three wide racing highlighting the last few
Franks picked up his first career Sportsmen win beating Martin Ballard to the
Lint Millwright Start Finish Line by .340 seconds. McCalla finished third,
Korsmo fourth, and Duggan were fifth.
“ageless one,” Arlo Becker, racked up his third win of the season in the Miller
Time Modifieds but he had his hand full with youngster and points leader Tim
Plummer for much of the race. Plummer tried every way around Becker but the
experienced veteran was able to thwart every attempt by Plummer to take the
lead as the two raced side-by-side.
Gase entered the picture in the closing laps after catching the leaders and
made a couple challenges for Plummers’ spot in the last few laps. Plummer finished a mere .141 seconds behind
Becker with Gase only .160 seconds behind the race winner, creating a near
photo finish. Jim Hanson finished a
strong fourth while Shawn Stinger was fifth.
Simon of Marion
led a good chunk of the Barron Motor Supply IMCA Stock Car feature before
getting tangled up with two other cars that also wanted to lead the race.
Simon, Bob Ahrendsen, and Logan
Hale made contact on the front stretch with eight laps to go.
That mishap put
Brad Dvorak, who was also running up front but missed the wreck, in the front
spot. Dvorak, who had five wins to his credit coming into Friday night, took
the checkers with Chad
Siems, Cory Houdek, Kurt Bohnsack and Hale filling out the first five slots.
Barron Motor Supply IMCA Hobby Stock feature also featured close-quarters
racing in an entertaining race for the fans. Terry Shaffar of State Center
picked up his sixth win of the 2005 campaign going to the front from the
seventh starting slot. Rodney Grother, last weeks’ feature winner came from
deep in the pack to finish in second while Kandi Floyd posted an impressive
third place finish after leading a couple laps early in the race. Deb Mefford
finished in fourth with Tim Dains fifth.
Marines.Com Hornets division continues to grow as the popularity of the starter
division grows also with fans and drivers alike.
Ballard of Marengo grabbed his third podium finish of the season on Friday
night after a caution with three laps to go scrambled the field. Shawn Meyers
of Ely finished second in a rather unique entry for the class, a Dodge Rampage.
Rick Gallo was third followed to the stripe by Creston Williams and Connie
resumes Friday night July 8 when all six divisions will be action as
Hochstetler Towing, “Official Towing Service Provider” of Hawkeye Downs
presents a night of racing.
CONCEPTS LATE MODELS
FEATURE (80 laps)
Wennermark, Ely; 2. Denny Osborn, Janesville;
3. Dan Lensing, Roscoe,
IL; 4. Chris Sevey, Waterloo; 5. Kyle
Hinrichs, Swisher; 6. Jeff King, Cedar
Rapids; 7. Jay Herbst, West Salem, WI;
8. Johnny Spaw, Cedar Rapids; 9. Brian Allen, Cedar Rapids; 10.
Dudley Fleck, Cedar Rapids;
11. JJ Meyer, Cedar Rapids;
12. Lyle Williams, Center Point; DNS- Brad Osborn, Janesville
FEATURE #1 (20 laps)
Duggan, Marion; 2. Kevin Korsmo, Atkins; 3. Dave McCalla, Cedar Rapids; 4. Martin Ballard,
Marengo; 5. Kevin Franks, Cedar
Rapids; 6. Mel Schappert,
7. Amy Woodward, Mason City;
8. Craig bender, Cedar Rapids;
9. Brian Franks, Central City; 10. Mark Hauder, Dubuque; 11. Kevin
Lee, Cedar Rapids
FEATURE #2 ( 20
Franks, Cedar Rapids;
2. Martin Ballard, Marengo; 3. Dave McCalla, Cedar Rapids; 4. Kevin Korsmo, Atkins;
5. Andy Duggan, Marion; 6. Mel Schappert, Cedar Rapids; 7. Amy
Woodward, Mason City;
8. Craig Bender, Cedar Rapids;
9. Mark Hauder, Dubuque; 10. Kevin Lee, Cedar Rapids; 11. Brian Franks, Central
MILLER TIME IMCA
FEATURE (30 laps)
- Arlo Becker, Norway; 2.
Tim Plummer, Norway;
3. Bob Gase, Cedar Rapids;
4. Jim Hanson, Cedar Rapids;
5. Shawn Stinger, Palo; 6. Chad Willett, Alburnett; 7. Larry Clausen, Cedar Rapids; 8. Griffin
McGrath, Cedar Rapids;
9. Pat Flannagan, Cedar Rapids;
10. Scott Grady, Cedar Rapids;
11. Rodney Rocarek, Mt.
Vernon; 12. Keith Siefken, Cedar
Rapids; 13. Steve Lindell,
Marion; 14. Scott Strauss, Cedar
SUPPLY IMCA STOCK CARS
FEATURE (20 laps)
Dvorak, Cedar Rapids;
Siems, Marion; 3. Cory Houdek, Marion; 4. Kurt Bohnsack, Iowa City; 5. Logan
Hale, Cedar Rapids;
6. Randy Filling, Toddville; 7. Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids; 8. Mark Bolton, Cedar Rapids; 9.
Greg Hentrich, Hiawatha; 10. Wendy Carnahan, Cedar Rapids; 11.
Doug Simon, Marion
SUPPLY IMCA HOBBY STOCKS
FEATURE (15 laps)
Center; 2. Rodney
Grother, Cedar Rapids;
3. Kandi Floyd, Cedar Rapids;
4. Deb Mefford, Cedar Rapids;
5. Tim Dains, Cedar Rapids;
6. Brandon Herb, Cedar Rapids;
7. Ron Dighton, Cedar Rapids;
8. Jeremy Meyer, Cedar Rapids;
9. Scott Siems, Cedar Rapids;
10. Matt Drottz, Ft. Worth, TX;
Vozenilek, Fairfax; 12. Jared Timmerman, Norwalk; 13. Roger Lacoursiere, Cedar
Rapids; DNS- Shawn Blauer
1. Nathan Ballard, Marengo; 2. Shawn Myers, Ely; 3.
Rick Gallo, Cedar Rapids; 4.Creston Williams, Cedar Rapids; 5. Connie
Binder, Clutier; 6. Jeff Ballard, Marengo; 7. Derrick Beadle, Hiawatha; 8.
Clint Sheppard, Hiawatha; 9. Samantha Blumer, Manchester; 10. Dan Vincent, Solon; 11. Sara Desotel, Cedar Rapids