By Brad Grupe

(Cedar Rapids, IA 07/24/09)—Kurt Bohnsack and Scott Kositzky earned feature wins Friday night before severe weather moved into the Cedar Rapids area and forced the rest of ‘Hochstetler Towing Night’ action to be scrubbed.

The IMCA Northern SportMods returned to the race program Friday night after being off the schedule for a couple weeks. After winning a heat race earlier, Aric Becker led the early going in the 15-lap feature before Creston Williams took the point on lap five. Three laps later, Ken Kositzky squeezed into the lead but he didn’t hold the position long as Scott Kositzky used an outside move to take the lead for good with five laps remaining.

The win was the fourth of the year for Scott Kositzky. He has now won four of the five features in 2009. Creston Williams finished second with Ken Kositzky, Blake Carson, and Dave Coghlan rounded out the top five.

The other feature run Friday night was in Barron Motor Supply IMCA Stock Cars. Point leader Kurt Bohnsack nabbed his second win of the season. The race was slowed by a couple cautions and was finally halted with four laps remaining as the weather closed in on the speedway.

Chad Siems led early but tangled with Greg Hentrich on lap nine. Dennis Hundley and last week’s winner Brian Beaty traded the lead for a couple laps after the restart before another caution scrambled the field. Bohnsack found himself in the lead with Beaty second, Cory Houdek ended up in third, Scooter Dulin was fourth, and Chad Siems finished in the five slot.

Hochstetler Towing, Official Towing service Provider of Hawkeye Downs, also staged their annual “Bike Giveaway” with over two dozen kids taking home a new bike along with a couple scooters.

Racing resumes next Friday night, July 31  with the 2nd Annual “Prelude to the Dirt” event. The event is run as a “warm-up” to the Wednesday, August 5 appearance of the Deery Brothers IMCA Summer Series.

On the card Friday night is a special “A” Mod vs. “B” Mod race that pays $500 to win. Miller Light Late Models, Budweiser Sportsmen, Barron Motor Supply IMCA Stock Cars, Barron Motor Supply IMCA Hobby Stocks, IMCA Northern SportMods, and Sunline Hornets are all slated for action.

As a thank you to the fans that attended Friday Night, Hawkeye Downs officials have elected to honor Rain Checks from July 24 for this week (07/31) even though the program was over 50% complete.



HEAT-1. Aric Becker, Cedar Rapids, IA; 2. Jonny Williams, Atkins, IA; 3. Scott Kositzky, Cedar Rapids, IA; 4. Creston Williams, Atkins, IA; 5.Blake Carson, Cedar Rapids, IA; 6. Dave Coghlan, Marion, IA; 7. Ken Kositzky, Cedar Rapids, IA; 8. Tim Dains, Marion, IA

FEATURE (15 laps) 1. Scott Kositzky 2.Creston Williams 3.Ken Kositzky 4.Blake Carson 5.Dave Coghlan 6. Aric Becker 7.Jonny Williams DNS-Tim Dains


HEAT- 1. Chad Siems, Shellsburg, IA; 2.Greg Hentrich, Hiawatha, IA; 3. Mark Bolton, Cedar Rapids, IA; 4. Scooter Dulin, Cedar Rapids, IA; 5.Brian Beaty, Palo, IA; 6.Dennis Hundley, Cedar Rapids, IA; 7. Cory Houdek, Marion, IA; 8. Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids, IA; 9. Dave Ballstaedt, Cedar Rapids, IA; 10.Kurt Bohnsack, Iowa City, IA

FEATURE (20 laps)(shortened to 16 by rain) 1. Bohnsack 2. Beaty 3. Houdek 4.Doolin 5. Siems 6.Ballstaedt 7. Hundley 8. Hentrich 9. Bolton 10. Ahrendsen