VAN DER WAL, COGHLAN,
PLUMMER POST HALF-MILE WINS
AHRENDSEN AND PFANTZ REPEAT ON HAWKEYE DOWNS
( Cedar Rapids, IA- 08/01/08)- Mike
Center presented racing in seven
divisions on the quarter and half-mile tracks at Hawkeye Downs Speedway on Friday night. It was the 10th
night of racing for most of the divisions as the final month of the 2008 season
Curt Van Der
Wal of Oskaloosa picked up his second win of the
season in Miller Lite Late Models besting the second
place car of Steve Carlson by nearly 5.5 seconds. Van Der
Wal shot into the lead at the drop of the green flag
after starting outside the first row and was never seriously challenged in the
50-lap green to checkers run.. Carlson, who was the
fast qualifier earlier in the evening, and currently leads the points chase,
finished second while Thor Anderson crossed the stripe in third.
of Toddville held off Andy Duggan to claim victory in the Budweiser Sportsmen
feature. Coghlan zoomed ahead of the field after a
first lap restart and beat Duggan, who steadily closed in on the leader, by
less than half a second. Kevin Lee, the winner of the two previous features,
finished in third. The current point leader, Dave McCalla, finished fourth.
and current point leader Tim
Plummer took advantage of a miscue by his uncle, Mike Schulte, to take command
of the Coors light Modified feature. Schulte, battling a somewhat loose car,
slipped a bit in turn four near the midpoint of the race and that’s all Plummer
needed to snare the lead. Schulte finished second while Arlo Becker completed
sweep” crossing the line in third.
Moving to the quarter-mile, Bob
Ahrendsen of Cedar Rapids picked up
his second straight win in the Barron Motor Supply IMCA Stock Car
feature. Mark Bolton led much of the race but Ahrendsen was close behind and
after several looks he completed what would be the winning pass with three
circuits remaining. Brian Franks rallied for second with point leader Kurt
Bohnsack bringing home third.
Gary Pfantz of State Center
continued his domination of the Barron Motor Supply IMCA Hobby Stocks in
winning his seventh feature of 2008. Pfantz took the point from Ed O’Brien near
halfway and survived a caution with three laps to go in earning the win. Dennis
Klinsky stayed in the hunt, finishing second, while Roland Bohnsack took third.
Derek Parrott picked up his
second win of the 2008 campaign in the Sunline Hornets after taking the lead
from Brad Burhite on lap 13 of the scheduled
20-lapper. Brad Chandler moved to second in the last five laps and edged up Burhite for that spot. Burhite
maintained third ahead of
Jeff Selfridge and Jonny Williams.
In the IMCA SportMod
Grady and point leader Ryan Luedtke battled it out over the final laps with
Grady prevailing as they crossed the flagstand for
the final time. Grady didn’t actually secure the lead until the final lap with
Luedtke holding on to second. Jamie Huff, Arnie Reif, and Aric
Becker all posted top five finishes.
Two nights of racing are scheduled
this coming week as the annual “IMCA Dirt at the Downs”
takes to the track Wednesday night, August 6 and Hochstsetler
Towing Bike Giveaway Night is Friday, August 8.
MILLER LITE LATE MODELS
Heat- 1. Dudley Fleck, Cedar Rapids, IA;
2. Thor Anderson, Bondurant, IA;
3. Curt Van Der Wal, Oskaloosa,
IA; 4. Joey
King, Cedar Rapids, IA; 5. Steve Carlson, West Salem, WI.;6. Brad Dvorak, Lisbon, IA;
7. Joey Gase, Cedar
Rapids, IA; 8.
Johnny Spaw, Cedar Rapids, IA;
9. Griffin McGrath, Cedar Rapids,
IA; 10. Brad
Osborn, Janesville, IA; 11. Nick Grief,
IA; 12. Jon Leonard, Cedar Rapids, IA
FEATURE (50 laps)- 1. Van Der Wal
3. Anderson 4. McGrath 5. Spaw 6. Fleck 7. King 8. Gase 9. Dvorak 10. Leonard 11. Greif 12. Osborn
Heat 1- 1. Martin Ballard, Marengo, IA; 2. Randy Coghlan, Toddville, IA;
3. Andy Duggan, Marion,
IA; 4. Travis
Thompson, Atkins, IA; 5. Scotty
welsh, Marion, IA; 6. Kevin Franks, Cedar Rapids, IA
Mel Schappert, Cedar Rapids,
IA; 2. Dave McCalla, Cedar Rapids, 3. Kevin Lee, Cedar Rapids,
IA; 4. Bob
Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids, IA; 5. Michael
Weber, Ryan, IA; 6. Doug Simon, Marion, IA;
7. Brad Daugherty, Hiawatha,
FEATURE (25 laps) 1. Coghlan 2. Duggan 3. Lee 4. McCalla 5. Weber 6. Schappert 7. Ahrendsen 8. Simon 9. Daugherty 10. Thompson 11. Ballard 12. Franks 13. Welsh
COORS LIGHT MODIFIEDS
Heat 1. – 1. Aric Becker, Cedar Rapids,
IA; 2. Tony
Olson, Cedar Rapids, IA; 3. Mike
IA; 4. Cory Houdek, Marion, IA;
Becker, Norway, IA; 6. Larry Clausen, Cedar Rapids, IA;
7. Tim Plummer, Norway, IA; 8. Steve Lindell, Marion,
IA; 9. Scott
Strauss, Cedar Rapids, IA; 10. Darrell Long, Cedar Rapids, IA
FEATURE (20 laps) 1. Plummer 2. Schulte 3.Arlo
Becker 4. Aric
Becker 5. Clausen 6. Houdek 7. Lindell 8. Long 9. Strauss 10. Olson
BARRON MOTOR SUPPLY IMCA
Heat 1- 1. Mark Bolton, Cedar Rapids, IA;
2. Brian Franks, Cedar
Rapids, IA; 3.
Chad Siems, Shellsburg,
IA; 4. Bob
Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids, IA; 5. Kurt
Bohnsack, Iowa City, IA; 6. Greg
Hentrich, Hiawatha, IA; 7. Rodney
Grother, Cedar Rapids, IA; 8. Brian
Beatty, Palo, IA; 9. Scooter Dulin, Cedar
Rapids, IA; 10.
Dave Ballstaedt, Cedar Rapids, IA;
11. Randy Filling, Toddville,
FEATURE (25 laps) 1. Ahrendsen 2. Franks 3. Bohnsack 4. Bolton 5. Hentrich 6. Dulin 7. Beatty 8. Ballstaedt 9. Grother 10. Siems 11.
BARRON MOTOR SUPPLY IMCA
Heat 1- 1. Deb Mefford, Marion, IA;
2. Gary Pfantz, State
Center, IA; 3.
Dennis Klinsky, Ely,
IA; 4. Ed
O’Brien, Cedar Rapids, IA; 5. Matt Lacoursiere, Cedar
Rapids, IA; 6.
Kandi Floyd, Cedar Rapids, IA
Heat 2- 1. Shawn Myers, Cedar Rapids, IA;
2. Duayne Herb, Marion,
IA; 3. Roland
IA; 4. Jeremy
Floyd, Cedar Rapids, IA; 5. Malena
Betzer, Cedar Rapids, IA; 6. Scott Siems, Cedar Rapids, IA
FEATURE (20 laps) 1. Pfantz 2. Klinsky 3. Bohnsack 4. O’Brien 5. Kandi Floyd 6. Herb 7. Myers 8. Jeremy Floyd 9. Betzer 10. Mefford; 11. Lacoursiere 12. Siems
Heat 1- 1. Derek Parrott, Marion, IA;
2. Shane Hanson, IA; 3. Jonny
Williams, Atkins, IA; 4. Brad Burhite, Cedar
Rapids, IA; 5.
Greg Wilhelmi, Cedar Rapids, IA;
6. Blake Carson, Cedar
Rapids, IA; 7.
Jose DeJesus, Cedar Rapids, IA;
8. Larry Wolfe, Cedar Rapids,
Heat 2- 1. Jeff Selfridge, Marion, IA;
2. Jim Hanson, Cedar
Rapids, IA; 3.
Nathan Chandler, Cedar
Rapids, IA; 4.
Brogan Fiala, Fairfax, IA;
5. Jasen Freeman, Cedar Rapids,
IA; 6. Steve
Dighton, Cedar Rapids, IA; 7. Brad Chandler,
8. Dan Burhite, Cedar Rapids
FEATURE (20 laps) 1. Parrott 2. Brad Chandler 3. Brad Burhite 4. Selfridge 5. Williams 6. Shane Hanson 7. Jim Hanson 8. Fiala 9. Nathan Chandler 10. Freeman 11. Dighton 12. Wilhelmi 13. DeJesus 14. Carson 15. Wolfe 16. Dan Burhite (DNS)
Heat- 1. Scott Kositzky, Cedar Rapids, IA;
2. Ryan Luedtke, Norway, IA; 3. Jamie Huff, Center Point,
IA; 4. Arnie
Reif, Hiawatha; 5. Scott Grady, Cedar
Rapids, IA 6. Aric Becker, Cedar
Rapids, IA 7. Troy Burkhart, Center
Point, IA; 8.
Michael Mitchell, Cedar Rapids,
FEATURE (20 laps) 1. Grady 2. Luedtke 3. Huff 4. Reif 5. Becker 6. Kositzky 7. Mitchell 8. Burkhart