SPAW, KORSMO, CASSILL, HINRICHS, AND SCOTT POST MID SEASON WINS AT HAWKEYE DOWNS

 

By Brad Grupe

 

(Cedar Rapids, IA 7/11/03)—The “Junge Automotive Group Mid Season Championships” were on tap Friday with longer features, lineups determined on a draw-based invert, and on-track driver introductions.

 

            The four divisions of the “ASA Papa Johns Cup Iowa Wireless Stock Car Championships” were in action along with the Duffy’s Collectible Cars INEX Legends.

 

            Johnny Spaw, the defending champion, started outside row three and  won the 35 lap Performance Concepts Late Model feature after taking the lead on the third lap. Spaw used the high side to grab the lead from polesitter  Brad Osborn and then easily outdistanced the field for the win. Osborn posted a second place finish while Billy Bennett finished third.

 

            Point leader Jim Ross got caught up in an incident at the beginning of lap two which saw several cards tangle in turn one.

 

            Kevin Korsmo piloted his machine to the win in the Budweiser Late Model Sportsmen feature after starting on the pole. Korsmo, running eighth in points coming into Friday night, earned the pole after the top eight in points were inverted based on the draw used to set the lineup.

 

            John Henecke, current point leader,  worked his way through the front half of the pack to finish in second after starting eighth. Alliant Energy Timing and Scoring showed Henecke turning some faster laps over the course of the race but the Korsmo’s lead was too great to overcome. Brian Franks finished in third.

 

            Landon Cassill, driving in two divisions for the first time in 2003, bagged yet another win in the Duffy’s Collectible Cars Legends feature.  The 14 year old from Fairfax picked up his fourth straight feature win after starting sixth in the 20 lap event.  Ross Zumbach finished second and Tom Frady was third.

 

            Kyle Hinrichs picked up his first career Miller Time Modified win after starting on the pole. Hinrichs moved to the half-mile this season after winning the Legends division last year. Hinrichs was able to blast away from the field as the green dropped while some good battles raged behind. Current point leader Larry Clausen started in fourth and finished in second while rookie Shawn Stinger posted a third place finish.

 

            Jayson Scott built a sizable lead in the Barron Motor Supply Super Stocks feature only to have it erased by a couple caution flags late in the race. When racing in the 35 lap feature resumed Scott was able to fend off Scott Grady and Kurt Bohnsack to seal the victory. The top five ran nearly nose to tail over the last few laps.

 

            Friday night also saw the debut of the Performance Concepts Racing Experience Late Model. The car features a passenger seat that allows participants to experience laps at near race speed on the Hawkeye Downs half-mile.


HAWKEYE DOWNS SPEEDWAY-Cedar Rapids, IA

JUNGE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP MID SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS

July 11, 2003


PERFORMANCE CONCEPTS
LATE MODELS

FEATURE (35 laps)

1. Johnny Spaw, Cedar Rapids

2. Brad Osborn, Janseville

3. Billy Bennett, Cedar Rapids

4. Matt Lundberg, West Des Moines

5. Dudley Fleck, Cedar Rapids

6. Brian Gibson, Walford

7. Wade Prasil, Cedar Rapids

8. Randy Coghlan, Toddville

9. Jeff King, Cedar Rapids

10. Mike Ehde, Prarie Du Chien, WI

11. Chris Sevey, Waterloo

12. Denny Osborn, Janesville

13. JJ Meyer, Cedar Rapids

14. Jim Ross, Cedar Rapids

15. Scott Delsing, Cedar Rapids

DNS- Lorin Kurth, Waukon

 

BUDWEISER LATE MODEL SPORTSMEN

FEATURE (35 laps)

1. Kevin Korsmo, Atkins

2. John Henecke, Hiawatha

3. Brian Franks, Central City

4. Martin Ballard, Marengo

5. Scott Wennermark, Cedar Rapids

6. Johnny Mudd, Cedar Rapids

7. Andy Duggan, Marion

8. Curt Van Der Wal, Oskaloosa

9. Craig Bender, Cedar Rapids

10. Mel Schappert, Cedar Rapids

11. Gene Peterson, Des Moines

12. Lyle Williams, Center Point

13. Robb Keeney, Cedar Rapids

14. Bob Hosier, Cedar Rapids

15. Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids

16. Jason Beauregard, Cedar Rapids

17. Leonard Fevold, Oxford

 

DUFFY’S COLLECTIBLE
CARS LEGENDS

FEATURE

1. Landon Cassill, Fairfax

2. Ross Zumbach, Racine, MN

3. Tom Frady, Cedar Rapids

4. Bret Thomas, Cedar Rapids

5. Ron Fare, Cedar Rapids

6. Mark Hauder, Dubuque

 

MILLER TIME MODIFIEDS

FEATURE

1. Kyle Hinrichs, Swisher

2. Larry Clausen, Cedar Rapids

3. Shawn Stinger, Palo

4. Bob Gase, Cedar Rapids

5. Brian Allen, Hiawatha

6. Jim Williams, Atkins

7. Chad Willett, Cedar Rapids

8. Max Corporon, Marion

9. Rodney Rocarek, Mt. Vernon

10. Jerry Keeney, Cedar Rapids

11. Landon Cassill, Fairfax

 

BARRON MOTOR SUPPLY
SUPER STOCKS

FEATURE

1. Jayson Scott, Cedar Rapids

2. Scott Grady, Walker

3. Kurt Bohnsack, Iowa City

4. Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids

5. Paul Walder, Cedar Rapids

6. Jim Hanson, Cedar Rapids

7. Arnie Reif, Hiawatha

8. Don Johnson, Cedar Rapids

9. David McCalla, Cedar Rapids

10. Kevin Franks, Cedar Rapids

11. Jeff Franks, Rowley

12. Paul Nagle, Nevada

13. Randy Filling, Mt. Vernon

14. Wendy Carnahan, Cedar Rapids

15. Brenda Thomsen, Cedar Rapids

16. Aric becker, Cedar Rapids

17. Greg Hentrich, Hiawatha

18. Cory Houdek, Anamosa

19. Sonny Parker, Cedar Rapids

20. Chad Siems, Mt. Auburn

DNS- Roland Bohnsack, Clutier

DNS- Brian Helle, Cedar Rapids