ROBERTSON REPEATS IN USAC FORD FOCUS MIDGETS AT HAWKEYE DOWNS

SIEMS, PLUMMER, WENNERMARK, McCALLA POST WINS

 

(Cedar Rapids, IA08/04/06)-- The USAC Ford Focus Midgets made their second appearance of the season at Hawkeye Downs on Friday night and while they were light in numbers the 30-lap feature was still exciting. Current point leader Tate Martz of Indianapolis, IN erased a huge lead held by eventual race winner James Robertson, also of Indianapolis, to make the last few laps worth the price of admission.

 

††††††††††††††† Robertson was able to hold off Martz at the stripe and take his second straight win at Hawkeye Downs. Tony Main was third, Chett Gehrke fourth, and Robbie Ray was fifth.

 

The local Agents of West Bend Mutual Insurance presented Fridayís program which also included racing in the Budweiser Sportsmen, Miller Time Modifieds, Performance Concepts Late Models, and Barron Motor Supply IMCA Stock Cars.

 

In Papa Johns Cup/I Wireless Championship action, Chad Siems picked up his fourth win of the 2006 campaign, leading a nose to tail freight train involving the firstfour finishers. Siems finished ahead of Logan Hale, Bob Ahrendsen and point leader Brad Dvorak. Randy Filling was fifth.

 

Defending Miller Time Modified Champion and current point leader Tim Plummer had a relatively easy run to the checkers in the thirty lap feature for that division. Plummer started in the fourth row but wasted little time in moving to the front as he took control of the race on lap 3. Arlo Becker, who trails Plummer in the points, finished nearly four-and-a-half seconds back in second with Larry Clausen, Chad Willet, and Rodney Rocarek completing the top of the order.

 

Scott Wennermark collected his fourth winnerís trophy of the seasonin the Performance Concepts Late Models. Wennermark started second and quickly took the lead finishing nearly a second ahead of Brad Osborn. Jeff King was third.Rodney Rocarek finished fourth as he did double duty in a car normally driven by Craig Roberts.Derrick Nadler, a visiting driver from Grain Valley, MO., finished in fifth.

 

Dave McCalla posted an impressive win in the Budweiser Sportsmen feature. McCalla started in eighth and used the high groove to take the lead on the eighth trip around the Hawkeye Downs half-mile. Finishing second in the caution-free race was Andy Duggan. Brian Franks crossed the Coors Light Finish Line in third, followed by Martin Ballard, and Joey King.

 

 

 

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FEATURE RESULTS

 

USAC FORD FOCUS MIDGETS

FEATURE (30 laps)

1. James Robertson, Indianapolis, IN;2. Tate Martz, Rushville, IN;3.Tony Main, Farmland, IN;4. Chett Gehrke, Broken Arrow, OK;5. Robbie Ray, Davenport, IA;6. Casey Riggs, Shelbyville, IN;7. Mario Clouse, Auburn, IL

 

 

BUDWEISER SPORTSMEN

FEATURE ( 30 laps)

1. Dave McCalla, Cedar Rapids, IA;2. Andy Duggan, Marion, IA;3. Brian Franks, Central City, IA;4. Martin Ballard, Marengo, IA;5. Joey King, Silvis, IL;6. JJ Meyer, Cedar Rapids, IA;7. Ross Zumbach, Racine, MN;8. Kevin Lee, Cedar Rapids, IA;9. Mel Schappert, Cedar Rapids, IA; 10. Kevin Franks, Cedar Rapids, IA;11. Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids, IA;12. Sonny Parker, Cedar Rapids, IA;13. Ben Glascock, Indianola, IA; 14. Jon Leonard, Vinton, IA

 

 

MILLER TIME MODIFIEDS

FEATURE ( 30 laps)

1. Tim Plummer, Norway, IA;2. Arlo Becker, Norway, IA;3. Larry Clausen, Cedar Rapids, IA;4. Chad Willet, Alburnett, IA;5. Rodney Rocarek, Mount Vernon;6. Thor Anderson, Bondurant, IA;7. Aric Becker, Cedar Rapids, IA;8. Griffin McGrath, Cedar Rapids, IA;9. Craig Bender, Cedar Rapids, IA;10. Shawn Stinger, Palo, IA;11. Scott Strauss, Cedar Rapids, IA;12. Darrell Long, Cedar Rapids, IA;13. Cory Houdek, Marion, IA;14. Jim Hanson, Cedar Rapids, IA;15. Steve Lindell, Marion, IA;DNS- Tim Bartholomew, Waterloo

 

 

PERFORMANCE CONCEPTS LATE MODELS

FEATURE ( 25 laps)

1. Scott Wennermark, Ely, IA;2. Brad Osborn, Janesville, IA;3. Jeff King, Cedar Rapids, IA;4. Rodney Rocarek, Mount Vernon, IA;5. Derrick Nadler, Grain Valley, MO;6. Chris Sevey, Waterloo, IA;7. Kyle Hinrichs, Swisher, IA;8. Brian Allen, Hiawatha, IA

 

 

BARRON MOTOR SUPPLY IMCA STOCK CARS

FEATURE (20 laps)

1. Chad Siems, Maron, IA;2. Logan Hale, Cedar Rapids, IA;3. Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids, IA;4. Brad Dvorak, Cedar Rapids, IA;5. Randy Filling, Toddville, IA;6. Greg Hentrich, Hiawatha, IA;7. Doug Otto, Cedar Falls, IA;8. Mark Bolton;9. Wendy Carnahan, Cedar Rapids, IA;DQ- Seth Thomas, Center Point, IA;DQ- Dennis Hundley, Center Point, IA