By Brad Grupe


(Cedar Rapids, IA  072701)—Ten different drivers, including some first-time winners, visited Coca-Cola Victory Lane at Hawkeye Downs Friday night as REXCO Bobcat presented double features. The Two-Driver Cruisers joined the four main divisions of the ASA Racing/Hawk Performance/Papa Johns Cup Championship Series for a night of racing which also included an event dubbed “The Worlds Largest Bobcat Parade.”


Throw in a pre-race marriage proposal via the Aggregates Electronic Message Board by Barron Motor Supply Thunderstock driver Aaron Meyer and it was a full night of activities. Meyer, son of current Budweiser Sportsmen Driver JJ Meyer proposed to girlfriend Jennifer with a little help from the message board and received the “yes” he was looking for.


In racing action, Wade Prasil and TJ Schaefer each picked up wins in the Aggregates Late Model division. Prasil slipped by Randy Coghlan with nine laps remaining in the first Late Model feature and cruised to the win. Mike Ehde finished in second with current points leader Curt Martin finishing third.


TJ Schaefer put his Mopar-powered Dodge Intrepid into victory lane for the first time this season after passing Johnny Spaw on the ninth lap of the second feature. Spaw, who had a week off from the ASA/ AC Delco Series before they visit Hawkeye Downs next week, finished a strong second while Jim Ross came in third.


Bob Ahrendsen picked up his first win of the season in the Budweiser Sportsmen division leading the first of two Sportsmen features from start to finish. JJ Meyer pulled close enough to challenge on a couple occasions but Ahrendsen was able to hold him off.  Meyer finished second with point leader Curt VanDerWal crossing the stripe in third.


Scot Johnson drove away with the second Sportsmen feature but there was plenty of action behind him.  Dave Johnson and Johnny Mudd battled for second for a few laps before a touch sent them spinning and to the back of the pack with just five laps to go. John Henecke picked up the second spot when racing resumed and finished in that position. Craig Bender came in third, posting one of his strongest finishes of the season.


The Barron Motor Supply Super Stocks saw two drivers recording their first wins of the season and of their careers according to Hawkeye Downs records.  The first feature went to Doug Simon who built a huge lead and never looked back before collecting the checkers. Chad Siems finished second with Randy Filling third.


Don Johnson, a longtime competitor at Hawkeye Downs, picked up his first win after working his way through the pack from the fourth row and then pressuring Ed O’Brien for several laps before taking the lead with just four laps to go. Kurt Bohnsack brought home second while Jeff Franks was third.


The Coca-Cola Two Driver Cruisers were also in action with the tandem of Darryl Jones and Scot Jones picking up the win over Shellie and Jerry O’Brien after a wild last few laps. The team of Ken Perry/Darrin O’Brien was third.


The popular novelty class features one driver steering and operating the brake while the other controls the throttle.


The second Cruiser feature was run in the opposite direction and saw Ken Perry and Darrin O’Brien visiting victory lane after taking the lead with just a couple laps to go. As in the first feature the last laps were action packed with John Ness and Jamie Witham emerging in second place. Darryl and Scott Jones were third.


The Miller Time Open Wheel Modifieds ran a couple spirited features with Brian Allen grabbing the win in the first one. Allen was part of a group of five cars trying for the lead in the closing laps. Allen passed John Troxel with just two laps to go to land the win. Point leader Mike Schulte finished in second with Scott Wennermark in third.


Bob Gase jumped into the lead early in the second Modified Feature and then held off Mike Thomas over the last few laps to secure the win. Larry Clausen finished a strong third.


Results for July 27, 2001


Feature #1

1.       Wade Prasil, Cedar Rapids

2.       Mike Ehde, Prarie Du Chien, WI

3.       Curt Martin, Independence

4.       Randy Coghlan, Toddville

5.       Doug Hite, Urbana

6.       Marty Diercks, Bettendorf

7.       Dave Naylor, Scotch Grove

8.       Jim Ross, Cedar Rapids

9.       Johnny Spaw, Cedar Rapids

10.    TJ Schaefer, Solon

11.    Greg Kastli, Waterloo

12.    Les Cady, Deer Grove, IL

13.    Scott Delsing, Iowa City

14.    Matt Lundberg, Des Moines

15.    Pete Alepra, Cedar Rapids

16.    Brian Allen, Hiawatha

17.    Scot Johnson, Ankeny

18.    Jeff King, Cedar Rapids

19.    Dudley Fleck, Cedar Rapids

20.    Brian Gibson, Walford



1.       TJ Schaefer, Solon

2.       Johnny Spaw, Cedar Rapids

3.       Jim Ross, Cedar Rapids

4.       Marty Diercks, Bettendorf

5.       Randy Coghlan, Toddville

6.       Mike Ehde, Prarie Du Chein, WI

7.       Dudley Fleck, Cedar Rapids

8.       Pete Alepra, Cedar Rapids

9.       Les Cady, Deer Grove, IL

10.    Jeff King, Cedar Rapids

11.    Scot Johnson, Ankeny

12.    Scott Delsing, Iowa City

13.    Brian Allen, Hiawatha

14.    Matt Lundberg, Des Moines

15.    Dave Naylor, Scotch Grove

16.    Wade Prasil, Cedar Rapids

17.    Greg Kastli, Waterloo

18.    Doug Hite, Urbana

19.    Curt Martin, Independence




1.       Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids

2.       JJ Meyer, Cedar Rapids

3.       Curt VanDerWal, Oskaloosa

4.       Steve Kibort, Milan, IL

5.       Ron Fisher, Shellsburg

6.       Andy Duggan, Marion

7.       Ross Kurth, Waukon

8.       Craig Bender, Cedar Rapids

9.       John Henecke, Hiawatha

10.    Johnny Mudd, Cedar Rapids

11.    Scot Johnson, Ankeny

12.    Dave Johnson, Ankeny

13.    Brian Franks, Central City

14.    Paul Walder, Cedar Rapids

15.    Martin Ballard, Marengo

16.    Bruce Scheff, Swisher

17.    Lyle Williams, Center Point

18.    Dan Zamastil, Fairfax

19.    Jason Vincent, Nevada

20.    Tom Burke, Colo

21.    Brian Jones, Swisher



1.       Scot Johnson, Ankeny

2.       John Henecke, Hiawatha

3.       Craig Bender, Cedar Rapids

4.       Ron Fisher, Shellsburg

5.       Ross Kurth, Waukon

6.       JJ Meyer, Cedar Rapids

7.       Martin Ballard, Marengo

8.       Brian Franks, Central City

9.       Curt VanDerWal, Oskaloosa

10.    Steve Kibort, Milan, IL

11.    Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids

12.    Tom Burke, Colo

13.    Bruce Scheff, Swisher

14.    Dave Johnson, Ankeny

15.    Jason Vincent, Nevada

16.    Dan Zamastil, Fairfax

17.    Lyle Williams, Center Point

18.    Johnny Mudd, Cedar Rapids

19.    Andy Duggan, Marion

20.    Paul Walder, Cedar Rapids




1.       Doug Simon, Cedar Rapids

2.       Chad Siems, Mt. Auburn

3.       Randy Filling, Toddville

4.       Jayson, Scott, Cedar Rapids

5.       Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids

6.       Clint Houdek, Anamosa

7.       Brian Franks, Central City

8.       Brad Dvorak, MT. Vernon

9.       Brian Helle, Cedar Rapids

10.    Jim Beer, Cedar Rapids

11.    Scott Grady, Walker

12.    Jerry Meyerhoff, Cedar Rapids

13.    ]Merv Chandler, Cedar Rapids

14.    Brenda Thomsen, Cedar Rapids

15.    Mike Brecht, Cedar Rapids



1.       Don Johnson, Cedar Rapids

2.       Kurt Bohnsack, Coralville

3.       Jeff Franks, Rowley

4.       Tink Willey, Cedar Rapids

5.       Derrick Griseshop, Mt. Vernon

6.       Aric Becker, Cedar Rapids

7.       Roland Bohnsack, Clutier

8.       Roger Merta, Cedar Rapids

9.       John Baker, Cedar Rapids

10.    Ed O’Brien, Cedar Rapids

11.    Arnie reif, Cedar Rapids

12.    John Ness, Cedar Rapids

13.    Vern Volesky, Norway




1.       Darryl Jones/ Scott Jones

2.       Shellie O’Brien/ Jerry O’Brien

3.       Ken Perry/ Darrin O’Brien

4.       Matt Jones/ John Morgan

5.       Brian Dvorak/ Matt Poduska

6.       John ness/ Jamie Witham

7.       Steve Luedtke/ Mike Carver

8.       Tim Kemmerer/ Ed O’Brien

9.       Brad Daugherty/ Brad Jordan

10.    Scott Siems. Chris Shakespeare



1.       Ken Perry/ Darrin O’Brien

2.       John ness/ Jamie Witham

3.       Darryl Jones/ Scot Jones

4.       Matt Jones/ Johns Morgan

5.       Steve Luedtke/mike Carver

6.       Brad Dvorak/ Matt Poduska

7.       Shellie O’Brien/ Jerry O’Brien

8.       Tim Kemmerer/ Ed O’Brien




1.       Brian Allen,  Hiawatha

2.       Mike Schulte, Norway

3.       Scott Wennermark, Cedar Rapids

4.       John Troxel, Cedar Rapids

5.       Larry Clausen, Cedar Rapids

6.       Keith Gogel, Solon

7.       Jim Williams, Cedar Rapids

8.       Mike Thomas, Cedar Rapids

9.       David Novotny, Solon

10.    Bob Gase, Cedar Rapids

11.    Beau Duffield, Cedar Rapids

12.    James Lamphier, Urbana

13.    Sonny Parker, Cedar Rapids

14.    Trent Ross, Cedar Rapids



1.       Bob Gase, Cedar Rapids

2.       Mike Thomas, Cedar Rapids

3.       Larry Clausen, Cedar Rapids

4.       Mike Schulte, Norway

5.       Scott Wennermark, Cedar Rapids

6.       Brian Allen, Hiawatha

7.       John Troxel, Cedar Rapids

8.       David Novotny, Solon

9.       Beau Duffield, Cedar Rapids

10.    Merv Chandler, Cedar Rapids

11.    James Lamphier, Urbana

12.    Keith Gogel, Solon

13.    Jim Williams, Cedar Rapids