WENNERMARK,  EHDE,  CORPORON,  FILLING AND SIEMS POST CHRISTMAS IN JULY WINS AT HAWKEYE DOWNS

 

By Brad Grupe

 

(CEDAR RAPIDS, IA 07/25/03)- Santa Claus made an early visit to Hawkeye Downs Speedway on Friday night as Rexco Bobcat presented Christmas In July. Joining in the celebration were the regular divisions of the “ASA Papa Johns Cup Iowa Wireless Stock Car Championship” were the Special K Motorsports IMCA Stock Cars. The past couple weeks have seen the best racing of the season at the point battles stay tight.

            Scott Wennermark of Cedar Rapids has come close to victory since joining the Budweiser Late Model Sportsmen division but Friday night he emerged as the winner of the 30-lap feature. The race featured some hard fought close quarters racing throughout with Wennermark using an outside pass on lap 22 to grab the point from Brian Franks. The two had battled sided-by-side for a couple laps before making slight contact.

 

            Wennermark, the 1999 rookie of the year in the Modified division, started in eighth. Andy Duggan, who visited Coca Cola Victory Lane last week, finished in second after starting 10th.  Brian Franks finished in third after starting in 6th.

 

            Mike Ehde, who makes the trek to Hawkeye Downs from Prarie Du Chien, WI., edged out Johnny Spaw and Jim Ross by the narrowest of margins to post the win in the Performance Concepts Late Model feature. Ehde’s margin of victory was a scant 57-thousandths of a second over Ross according to Alliant Energy Timing and Scoring. Johnny Spaw finished right behind Ross.

 

            Ehde, started in sixth  before taking the win while Ross started fourth and Spaw ninth. The finish puts Ross and Spaw tied for the points lead with 436 points, while Ehde is just four points behind.

 

            Max Corporon picked up his third win of the season in the Miller Time Modifieds, crossing the stripe comfortably ahead of Chad Willet and points leader Larry Clausen. Corporon started his GM Crate Engine powered machine in fourth. Willett  started 6th on the grid while Clausen was back in tenth as the green dropped.

 

            The Barron Motor Supply Super Stocks feature win went to Randy Filling as he posted a 1.8 second win over Bob Ahrendsen. Filling, who was second in his last outing, started inside the third row and took the lead from polesitter Ron Fisher at the halfway mark of the race.

 

            Ahrendsen started in tenth and cruised through the pack to claim the second spot. He sits third in points. Paul Walder finished in third after an eighth place start.

 

            The Special K Motorsports IMCA Stock Cars returned to action of Friday night also with Chad Siems finding his way to victory lane, which was decorated with Christmas lights and decorations for the event. Siems started on the pole and head off Doug Simon and Ronnie Godwin for the win in the 15-lap feature.

 

           

 

                       
HAWKEYE DOWNS SPEEDWAY-Cedar Rapids, IA
Results for July 25,2003

 


SPECIAL K MOTORSPORTS IMCA STOCK CARS

FEATURE

1. Chad Siems, Mt. Auburn

2. Doug Simon, Marion

3. Ronnie Godwin, Earlham

4. Norman Chesmore, Garrison

5. Cliff Gray, Waterloo

6. Brian Sterling, Oskaloosa

7. Kurt Bohnsack, Iowa City

8. Larry Silbaugh, Jefferson

 

BARRON MOTOR SUPPLY SUPER STOCKS

FEATURE

1. Randy Filling, Toddville

2. Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids

3. Paul Walder, Cedar Rapids

4. Scott Grady, Walker

5. Arnie Reif, Hiawatha

6. Aric Becker, Cedar Rapids

7. Jim Janson, Cedar Rapids

8. Chad Siems, Mt. Auburn

9. Cory Houdek, Anamosa

10. Dave Mccalla, Cedar Rapids

11. Greg Hentrich, Hiawatha

12. Don Johnsson, Cedar Rapids

13. Wendy Carnahan, Cedar Rapids

14. Ron Fisher, Shellsburg

15. Roland Bohnsack, Clutier

16. Sonny Parker, Cedar Rapids

17. Jayson Scott, Cedar Rapids

18. Kurt Bohnsack, Iowa City

19. Kevin Franks, Cedar Rapids

 

MILLER TIME MODIFIEDS

FEATURE

1. Max Corporon, Marion

2. Chad Willett, Cedar Rapids

3. Larry Clausen, Cedar Rapids

4. Bob Gase, Cedar Rapids

5. Brian Allen, Hiawatha

6. Landon Cassill, Fairfax

7. Jim Williams, Atkins

8. Tim Plummer, Norway

9. Rodney Rocarek, Cedar Rapids

10. John Baker, Cedar Rapids

11. Darrell Long, Cedar Rapids

12. Jerry Keeney, Cedar Rapids

13. Aric Becker, Cedar Rapids

14. Kyle Hinrichs, Swisher

15. Shawn Stinger, Palo

DNS- Steve Lindell, Marion

 

BUDWEISER LATE MODEL SPORTSMEN

FEATURE

1. Scott Wennermark, Cedar Rapids

2. Andy Duggan, Marion

3. Brian Franks, Central City

4. Johnny Mudd, Cedar Rapids

5. Curt Van Der Wal, Oskaloosa

6. Martin Ballard, Marengo

7. Tom Burke, Nevada

8. Craig Bender, Cedar Rapids

9. Mel Schappert, Cedar Rapids

10. Kevin Korsmo, Atkins

11.  Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids

12. Robb Keeney, Cedar Rapids

13. Lyle Williams, Center Point

14. Bob Hosier, Cedar Rapids

15. Gene Peterson, Des Moines

16. John Henecke, Hiawatha

 

PERFORMANCE  CONCEPTS LATE MODELS

FEATURE

1. Mike Ehde, Prarie Du Chien, WI

2. Jim Ross, Cedar Rapids

3. Johnny Spaw, Cedar Rapids

4. Randy Coghlan, Toddville

5. Billy Bennett, Cedar Rapids

6. Brad Osborn, Janseville

7. Denny Osborn, Janesville

8. Matt Lundberg, Des Moines

9. Lorin Kurth, Waukon

10. Jeff King, Cedar Rapids

11. Brian Gibson, Walford

12. Scott Delsing, Cedar Rapids

13. Chris Sevey, Waterloo

14. JJ Meyer, Cedar Rapids

15. Wade Prasil, Cedar Rapids