JOSH CLEMONS HOLDS OFF TATE MARTZ FOR FIRST FORD FOCUS MIDGETS WIN OF SEASON
FLECK WINS LATE MODELS, RAY SPAW AND DAVE MCCALLA SCORE MOTOR MADNESS WINS
The USAC Ford Focus Midget cars made their second appearance of the season along with Performance Concepts Late Models and “Motor Madness II” which featured flat-track motorcycles, Minivans, and school busses.
The top 11 drivers in the USAC Ford Focus Midgets were among those signed in to battle the Hawkeye Downs quarter-mile with 17-year-old Stephanie Mockler of Westfield, IN and Tate Martz of Rushville, IN both picking up heat wins. Martz leads the points by a substantial margin over Mockler.
Joshua Clemons of Greenfield, IN started on the point of the thirty lap feature and led every lap before collecting the checkers at the Lint Millwright finish line. Martz started in third and quickly zoomed into second and despite his best efforts couldn’t fins away around Clemons as the laps ticked off. Martz tried one last time to pass on the final lap but Clemons maintained his grip on the lead.
Mockler started in fourth and got shuffled back a bit early but worked her way through the pack and into third, taking that spot from Kyle Robbins of New Castle, IN with seven laps to go. Robbins held on to fourth while Derek Fisher of Columbus, IN finished fifth.
the fifty-lap Performance Concepts Late Models feature, Chris Sevey of
laps later Dudley Fleck of
Fleck took the checkered flag with an 8/10ths of a second lead over Wennermark. Denny Osborn edged out his son Brad for third with King finishing fifth. The win was Flecks fifth of the season.
Brad Osborn and Johnny Spaw have now traded positions in the points chase with Osborn holding a one point margin over Spaw.
flat-track motorcycles were back to do battle for the second time this season
and they put on another exciting high speed show. Trent Bailey of Lacrosse, WI
won their ten lap feature edging out Wade Canilin of Rock Island, IL in a near
photo finish. Tim Hopkins of
Motor Madness Minivans did battle for fifteen laps with Ray Spaw of
This was Spaw’s second win in a minivan as he won “Motor Madness I” during the Hawkeye Downs Fair.
With six laps remaining Parker was trying to make up ground on the rest of field and ended up dumping the bus on its side exiting turn three. Parker, in appropriate fashion exited the bus via the emergency door. Safety crews immediately went to work, got the bus back on its wheels and Parker was able to continue the race after being “sentenced” to the back of the pack.
Officials elected to reverse the direction of travel for the final six laps but that didn’t faze McCalla as he lumbered to the finish line ahead of Paul Walder, Dave Coghlan, Dennis Thomas, Brian Franks, and Sonny Parker.
Racing resumes next Friday night with all six regular classes in action.
USAC FORD FOCUS MIDGETS
Heat #1- Stephanie Mockler,
Heat #2- Tate Martz,
FEATURE (30 laps)
PERFORMANCE CONCEPTS LATE MODELS
FEATURE (50 laps)
MOTOR MADNESS MINI-VANS
FEATURE ( 15 laps)
MOTOR MADNESS SCHOOL BUSSES
FEATURE (15 laps)