MCGRATH TOPS LATE MODELS AT HAWKEYE
By Brad Grupe
McGrath took the lead from Dudley Fleck six laps into the scheduled 30 lapper and continued to build his lead during the caution free race, eventually finishing 2.552 seconds ahead of the second place car of Brad Osborn. Fleck finished in third.
This is McGraths first year in a late model after he previously competed in the Barron Motor Supply IMCA Stock Car and Miller Time Modified divisions.
Earlier in the evening, Brad Osborn set the fast mark in Late Model qualifying, turning a lap of 18.523 seconds for an average speed of 97.176mph.
Weber posted his strongest finish to date, finishing second in a race that also ran with no caution flags. Martin Ballard crossed the stripe in third with Brian Franks running fourth and point leader Dave McCalla fifth.
In the Miller Time Modifieds, Larry Clausen it two wins in a row. Clausen started outside row one, quickly took the lead and was never challenged as he picked up his second win of the season.
The best battle on the track was for
second place as point leader Tim Plummer,
The IMCA Sportmods gained a few more
cars on Friday night in quest of a higher purse but at the end of the 20 laps
Ryan Luedtke of
Brian Kauffman finished in second with current point leader Tony Olson finishing in third in what could only be described as a wild finish as the leaders negotiated slower cars as they took the checkered flag.
Dennis Klinsky of Ely bagged his first Hawkeye Downs win on Friday night after taking the lead from Roland Bohnsack just past the halfway mark of the Barron Motor Supply IMCA Hobby Stock feature.
Gary Pfantz finished a strong second while Bohnsack held on to third. Scott Siems and Rodney Grother also posted top five finishes.
Randy Filling scored his first trip to
victory lane this season taking advantage of a front row start and then held off point leader Bob Ahrendsen for the
win. Filling finished .367 seconds ahead of Ahrendsen according to Hawkeye
Downs Transponder Timing and Scoring. Kurt Bohnsack finished in third with Doug
Nathan Chandler survived a host of caution flags along with spinning cars to bring home his first win in the Sunline Hornets as he just edged out Brian Beaty and Shaun Myers in the wild race. Jonny Williams finished in fourth and Brian Bries was fifth.
Racing action return to Hawkeye Downs on Friday, July 20 for Hochstetler Towing Night featuring their annual bike giveaway. Miller Time Modifieds, Budweiser Sportsmen, Barron Motor Supply IMCA Stock Cars, Barron Motor Supply IMCA Hobby Stocks, Sunline Hornets, IMCA Sportmods, and Go Karts will all see action.
FEATURE RESULTS- JULY 13, 2007
PERFORMANCE CONC EPTS LATE MODELS
FEATURE (30 laps)1.
MILLER TIME MODIFIEDS
FEATURE (25 laps) 1. Larry Clausen,
FEATURE (20 laps)1. Andy Duggan,
BARRON MOTOR SUPPLY IMCA STOCK CARS
FEATURE (20 laps)1. Randy Filling,
BARRON MOTOR SUPPLY IMCA HOBBY STOCKS
FEATURE (20 laps)1. Dennis Klinsky,
FEATURE ( 20 laps)1. Nathan Chandler,
FEATURE (20 laps)1. Ryan Luedtke,