(07/07/03--The cars of Kevin Franks and Kurt Bohnsack did not pass post-race inspection in the Barron Motor Supply Super Stocks division. Franks’ car had improper left side weight percentage and Bohnsack’s had a problem with making weight. The revised finish is posted with the results at the end of this story.)

 

SPAW, MUDD, WILLETT, FRANKS, CASSILL, AND SIMON CLAIM JULY 4th WINS AT HAWKEYE DOWNS

 

By Brad Grupe

 

(Cedar Rapids, IA 07/04/03)—Once every few years Independence Day falls on a Friday and this time around Hawkeye Downs elected to proceed with racing. Earlier in the day a picnic and open house was held complete with music from “The Bad Actors.” Fireworks followed the race program which was precented by 100.7 The Fox and Cedar Rapids Toyota.

 

            On the track,  multi-time track champion Johnny Spaw notched his second win of the season in the Performance Concepts Late Model division. Spaw sliced through the field, taking the lead within eight laps after starting inside the fourth row. Spaw kept his foot in it and made a three-wide pass on lap eight to secure the point and then pulled away from the field.

 

            Jim Ross had the best shot at Spaw after a late caution flag but Spaw cruised to a comfortable win when racing resumed, finishing .481 seconds ahead of Ross, who is the current point leader. Denny Osborn finished in third, Randy Coghlan fourth, and Scott Delsing fifth.

 

            In other ASA Papa Johns Cup Iowa Wireless Stock Car Championship action, Johnny Mudd of Cedar Rapids won his third feature of the season in the Budweiser Late Model Sportsmen division, this time using a back-up motor. The race saw four different leaders in the early going before Mudd took control for good. Mudd finished 3.345 seconds ahead of defending champion Curtis Van Der Wal according to Alliant Energy Timing and Scoring. Andy Duggan finished third.

 

            Second year Miller Time Modified driver Chad Willett picked up his first career feature win on Friday night holding off Arlo Becker for the win. Willett started on the point of the 25-lap event and finished .187 seconds ahead of the veteran Becker. Max Corporon scored third place in the caution free feature.

 

            Kevin Franks picked up his first win of the season in the Barron Motor Supply Super Stocks feature leading every lap after starting on the pole. Paul Walder used the outside groove to make a bid for the lead in the closing laps but Franks was able to hold him off. Jim Hanson was third.

 

            Landon Cassill picked up yet another win in the Duffy’s Collectible Cars Legends feature, beating Tom Frady and Keith Meyer to the stripe.

 

            Cassill, of Fairfax, will begin doing double duty next week as he will have met the minimum age requirement to also begin competing in the Miller Time Modified division.

 

            Doug Simon returned to Coca-Cola Victory Lane after winning the 15-lap Special K Motorsports IMCA Stock Car feature. Chad Siems finished in second ahead of Richard Quail.


HAWKEYE DOWNS SPEEDWAY-Cedar Rapids, IA

Results for July 4, 2003

 


PERFORMANCE CONCEPTS LATE MODELS

Feature (30 laps)

1. Johnny Spaw, Cedar Rapids

2. Jim Ross, Cedar Rapids,

3. Denny Osborn, Janesville

4. Randy Coghlan, Toddville

5. Scott Delsing, Cedar Rapids

6. Mike Ehde, Prarie Du Chien, WI

7. Matt Lundberg, West Des Moines

8. Jeff King, Cedar Rapids

9. Wade Prasil, Cedar Rapids

10. Billy Bennett, Cedar Rapids

11. Dean Slater, Schaumburg, IL

12. JJ Meyer, Cedar Rapids

13. Lorin Kurth, Waukon

14. Brad Osborn, Janesville

15. Chris Sevey, Waterloo

 

BUDWEISER LATE MODEL SPORTSMEN

Feature (30 laps)

1. Johnny Mudd, Cedar Rapids

2. Curtis Van Der Wal, Oskaloosa

3. Andy Duggan, Marion

4. Brian Franks, Central City

5. Kevin Korsmo, Atkins

6. John Henecke, Hiawatha

7. Scott Wennermark, Cedar Rapids

8. Martin Ballard, Marengo

9. Craig Bender, Cedar Rapids

10. Mel Schappert, Cedar Rapids

11. Gene Peterson, Des Moines

12. Robb Keeney, Cedar Rapids

13. Jason Beauregard, Cedar Rapids

14. Bob Hosier, Cedar Rapids

15. Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids

16. Lyle Williams, Center Point

 

MILLER TIME MODIFIEDS

Feature (25 laps)

1. Chad Willett, Cedar Rapids

2. Arlo Becker, Atkins

3. Max Corporon, Marion

4. Shawn Stinger, Palo

5. Jim Williams, Atkins

6. Bob Gase, Cedar Rapids

7. Kyle Hinrichs, Swisher

8. Brian Allen, Hiawatha

9. Larry Clausen, Cedar Rapids

10. Jerry Keeney, Cedar Rapids

 

DUFFY”S COLLECTIBLE CARS LEGENDS

Feature (15 laps)

1. Landon Cassill, Fairfax

2. Tom Frady, Cedar Rapids

3. Keith Meyer, Cedar Rapids

4. Ron Fare, Cedar Rapids

5. Mark Hauder, Dubuque

6. Ross Zumbach, Racine, MN

 

SPECIAL K MOTORSPORTS IMCA STOCK CARS

Feature

1. Doug Simon, Marion

2. Chad Siems, Mt. Auburn

3. Richard Quail, Waterloo

4. Ronnie Godwin, Earlham

5. Larry Silbaugh, Jefferson

6. Cliff Gray, Waterloo

 

BARRON MOTOR SUPPLY SUPER STOCKS

Feature

1)1 Walder

2)88 Hanson

3)78 Reif

4)80 Parker

5)6x Ahrendsen

6)7 Franks

7)19 Houdek

8)3 McCalla

9)76 Siems

10)87 Becker

11)17 Grady

12)42 Carnahan

13)9 Scott

14)6 Ness

15)2 Helle

16)25 Filling

17)44 Bohnsack

18)10 Selfridge

19)0f Nagle

20)35 Hentrich

21)31 Thomsen

dns)33 Willey

dq)29 Franks (left side weight percentage)

dq)4 Bohnsack (overall weight)