MICHAEL WEBER, STEVE WILHELM SCORE FIRST HAWKEYE DOWNS WINS AS CLAUSEN, FILLING, LUEDTKE REPEAT
Merv Chandler Tops Hornets, Fischlein and Hefti Score Go-Kart Wins
There were eight other winners of sorts as well during the annual Hochstetler Towing Bike Giveaway Night which sent eight lucky boys and girls home with new bikes.
Colby Fischlein, of Mooresville, NC waged a terrific battle with Tanner Allen to win the Junior Division Feature in Go-Karts. Fischlein is the son of former area driver Dale Fischlein and is also the nephew of Johnny, Ray and Eric Spaw . Klein Walker placed second in that race with Allen crossing the stripe in third.
In the Senior Division, A trip from LaCrosse, WI paid off for Fred Hefti as he edged out William Reiken to collect the checkered flag. Mike Knapp scored third in the 12 lap race.
Ryan Luedtke of Norway, IA picked up his fourth win of the season in the IMCA Sportmods with Arnie Reif finishing second. Current point leader Tony Olson finished third while Brian Kauffman and Jim Buhlman rounded out the top five. Olson looks to maintain his point lead after this race but Reif and Luedtke, who are now tied for second in points did make up some ground this week.
other Papa Johns Cup/I-Wireless Championship action, Steve Wilhelm picked up
his first win in a wild 20 lap Barron
Motor Supply IMCA Hobby Stock feature. The top five crossing the Coors Light
Finish Line were so tightly bunched it was almost a photo finish. In the end
Randy Filling of Toddville scored his second straight win in the Barron Motor Supply IMCA Stock Car feature. Filling started outside the first row and then outpaced Bob Ahrendsen and Kurt Bohnsack, eventually recording a .256 second win over point leader Bob Ahrendsen. Ahrendsen has been a model of consistency this season and continues to lead the points chase despite not having won a feature. Doug Otto wound up fourth and Mark Bolton fifth.
to the “big track,” Larry Clausen of
Chad Willett, who is second in points, finished in third and will remain one-point behind Plummer in the point standings. Arlo Becker finished in fourth while Scott Strauss posted his best run of the season, finishing fifth after starting on the point.
Michael Weber scored his first career win in the Budweiser Sportsmen 25 lap feature. Weber, who is from Ryan, IA, started up front and built a sizable lead early only to see it evaporate as the laps ticked off. With seven laps to go Andy Duggan and Martin Ballard had caught Weber but as those two battled side-by-side for second place, Weber was able to pull away again and he went on to win by .341 seconds according to Hawkeye Downs Transponder Scoring. Ballard wrestled second place from Duggan with point leader Dave McCalla fourth and Brian Franks fifth.
Racing continues Friday night, July 28 with the ever popular School Bus Racing on the card along with Budweiser Sportsmen, Barron Motor Supply IMCA Stock Cars, Barron Motor Supply IMCA Hobby Stocks, Sunline Hornets, and IMCA Sportmods.
JULY 20, 2007
BUDWEISER SPORTSMEN (25 laps)
MILLER TIME MODIFIEDS (25 laps)
BARRON MOTOR SUPPLY IMCA STOCK CARS (20 laps)
BARRON MOTOR SUPPLY IMCA HOBBY STOCKS (20laps)
IMCA SPORTMODS (15 laps)
SUNLINE HORNETS (15 laps)
GO KARTS-JUNIOR DIVISION (12 laps)
GO KARTS- SENIOR DIVISION (12 laps)
1. Fred Hefti, LaCrosse, WI; 2. William Reiken,