REPEAT WINNERS DOMINATE FRIDAY’S ACTION AT HAWKEYE DOWNS

 

(Cedar Rapids, IA  08/08/08)—All of Friday night’s feature winners at Hawkeye Downs Speedway were previous winners this season although not all of them are leading the points in their respective divisions. Hochstetler Towing and Landstar presented racing in all seven regular divisions as well as Nostalgia Stocks and Go Karts.

 

            Steve Carlson and Johnny Spaw made up a dominant front row in the 40-lap Miller Lite Late Model feature but Carlson wasted little time in securing the point as he led the first lap and every lap after in picking up his 5th win of the season. Griffin McGrath stayed within striking distance but Carlson steadily pulled away and survived three restarts before collecting the winners hardware.

 

            McGrath maintained second while fast qualifier Thor Anderson finished third. Curt VanDerWal, the only other driver that’s won a feature this season was fourth followed by Johnny Spaw.

 

            Budweiser Sportsmen point leader Dave McCalla has been absent from victory lane since early June but he rectified that Friday night in a big way as he dominated the field in the 25-lap feature. McCalla started  outside row two, moved to the lead on the third lap and went on to post a 5.5 second win over second-place Michael Weber. Kevin Lee finished third while Mel Schappert and Jim Williams finished out the top of the order.

 

            Another driver that’s been absent from victory lane for a few weeks is Arlo Becker from the Coors Light Modifieds. Becker held off Tim Plummer in the closing laps to claim  the  second feature win of his 50th season of racing. Plummer, who leads the points, crossed the stripe in second followed by Tony Olson, Larry Clausen, and Aric Becker.

 

            Moving to the quarter mile, Kurt Bohsnack racked up win number six in the Barron Motor Supply IMCA Stock Car feature. Rodney Grother bolted into the lead early but Bohsnack moved from his eighth starting spot to second by lap seven and then slipped into the lead on lap eleven. Brian Franks, who won during last Wednesday’s “Dirt at the Downsevent backed that up with a second place finish. Bob Ahrendsen finished third and stayed in the hunt for the points title. Grother finished fourth followed by Greg Hentrich.

 

            Gary Pfantz “rubberstamped” his name at the top of the  finish order for the Barron Motor Supply IMCA Hobby Stocks as he collected his ninth feature win of the season. Pfantz, who seems to be able to run anywhere on the track,  started outside row three and moved through the pack but while he was battling his  way to the front Shawn Myers was amassing a huge lead that looked insurmountable until a caution on lap nine.

 

            Pfantz took command three laps after the restart and then survived a caution with five laps to go to lay claim to the win.  Roland Bohnsack, the only other driver to win features in the division, finished second with Myers, Dennis Klinsky, and Ed O’Brien all running in the top five.

 

            Brad Chandler brought home his fifth win of the season in the Sunline Hornets taking the lead from his brother Nathan with eight laps to go. Nathan maintained second while co-point leader Derek Parrott finished third. Jeff Selfridge crossed the stripe in fourth followed by the other co-point leader coming into the night, Jim Hanson.

 

            Ryan Luedtke took the point on lap three of the IMCA SportMod feature and motored on to win his fifth race of the season. Aric Becker finished second while Scott Kositzky was third, Arnie Reif fourth, and Jamie Huff was fifth.

 

            Terry Clayton put his 1971 Mustang Mach 1 in victory lane as winner of the Nostalgia Stock Club of Iowa feature. Hawkeye Downs glagman John Huff finished second in a ’70 Nova while Dan Beers scored third in a ’71 Camaro.

 

            Tanner Allen topped a short field of GoKarts adding another winner’s trophy to his collection.

 

 

MILLER LITE LATE MODELS

FEATURE (40 laps)- 1.  Steve Carlson,  West Salem, WI; 2. Griffin McGrath, Cedar Rapids, IA; 3. Thor Anderson, Bondaurant, IA; 4. Curt Van Der Wal, Oskaloosa, IA; 5. Johnny Spaw, Cedar Rapids, IA; 6. Brad Dvorak, Lisbon, IA; 7. Jay Herbst, Sturgeon Bay, WI; 8. Joey Gase, Cedar Rapids, IA; 9. Jon Leonard, Vinton, IA; 10. Jim Ross, Robins, IA; 11. Kyle shear, Roscoe, IL; 12. Joey King, Cedar Rapids, IA; 13. Jill George, Cedar Falls, IA; 14. Scott Rueschenberg, Phoenix, AZ; 15. Brad Osborn, Janesville, IA; 16. Nick Grief, Monticello, IA

 

BUDWEISER SPORTSMEN

FEATURE (25 laps) 1. Dave McCalla, Cedar Rapids, IA; 2. Michael Weber, Ryan, IA; 3. Kevin Lee, Cedar Rapids, IA; 4. Mel Schappert, Cedar Rapids, IA; 5. Jim Williams, Atkins, IA; 6. Kevin Franks, Cedar Rapids, IA; 7. Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids, IA; 8. Doug Simon, Marion, IA; 9. Travis Thompson, Atkins, IA; 10. Brad Daugherty, Hiawatha, IA

 

COORS LIGHT MODIFIEDS

FEATURE (20 laps) 1. Arlo Becker, Norway, IA; 2. Tim Plummer. Norway, IA; 3. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, IA; 4. Larry Clasuen, Cedar Rapids, IA; 5. Aric becker, Cedar Rapids, IA; 6. Cory Houdek, Marion, IA; 7. Darrell Long, Cedar Rapids, IA; 8. Steve Lindell, Marion, IA; 9. Scott Strauss, Cedar Rapids, IA

 

BARRON MOTOR SUPPLY IMCA STOCK CARS

FEATURE (25 laps) 1. Kurt Bohnsack, Iowa City, IA; 2. Brian Franks, Cedar Rapids, IA; 3. bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids, IA; 4. Rodney Grother, Cedar Rapids, IA; 5. Greg Hentrich, Hiawatha, IA; 6. Scooter Dulin, Cedar Rapids, IA; 7. Mark Bolton, Cedar Rapids, IA; 8. David Ballstaedt, Cedar Rapids, IA; 9. Jim Kennedy. Wellsburg, IA; 10. Craig Stepanek, Cedar Rapids, IA; 11. Chad Siems, Shellsburg, IA; 12. Dave McCalla, Cedar Rapids, IA

 

BARRON MOTOR SUPPLY IMCA HOBBY STOCKS

FEATURE (20 laps) 1. Gary Pfantz, State Center, IA; 2. Roland Bohnsack. Clutier, IA; 3. Shawn Myers, Cedar Rapids, IA; 4. Dennis Klinsky, Ely, IA; 5. Ed O’Brien, Cedar Rapids, IA; 6. Duayne Herb, Cedar Rapids, IA; 7. Kandi Floyd, Cedar Rapids, IA; 8. Malena Betzer, Cedar Rapids, IA; 9. Deb Mefford, Marion, IA; 10. Tim Dains, Marion, IA; 11. Jeremy Floyd, Cedar Rapids, IA; 12. Matt Lacoursiere, Cedar Rapids, IA

 

SUNLINE HORNETS

FEATURE ( 20 laps) 1. Brad Chandler, Vinton, IA; 2. Nathan Chandler, Cedar Rapids, IA; 3. Derek Parrott, Marion, IA; 4. Jeff selfridge, Marion, IA; 5. Jim Hanson, Cedar Rapids, IA; 6. Dallas Chandler, Cedar Rapids, IA; 7. Jonny Williams, Atkins, IA; 8. Merv Chandler, Cedar Rapids, IA; 9. Shane Hanson, Cedar Rapids, IA; 10. Brad Burhite, Cedar Rapids, IA; 11. Cory Van der Wal, Oskaloosa; 12. Bryce Bailey, Cedar Rapids, IA; 13. Steve Dighton, Cedar Rapids, IA; 14. Dan Burhite, Cedar Rapids, IA; 15. Connie Binder, Clutier, IA; 16. Jose Dejesus, Cedar Rapids, IA; 17. Jasen Freeman, Cedar Rapids, IA

 

IMCA SPORTMODS

FEATURE ( 20 laps) 1. Ryan Luedtke, Norway, IA; 2. Aric becker, Cedar Rapids, IA; 3. Scott Kositzky, Cedar Rapids, IA; 4. Arnie Reif, Hiawatha; 5. Jamie Huff, Center Point, IA; 6. Scott Grady, Cedar Rapids, IA; 7. Jason Hard; 8. Jason Doyle, Cedar Rapids, IA; 9. Mike Mitchell, Cedar Rapids, IA

 

NOSTALGIA STOCKS (NOSTALGIA STOCK CAR CLUB OF IOWA)

FEATURE  (10 laps) 1. Terry Clayton, Brooklyn, IA; 2. John Huff, Center Point, IA; 3. Dan Beers, Center Point, IA; 4. Brad Huff, Marion, IA; 5. Rob Koopman, Cedar Rapids, IA; 6. Shane Koopman, Cedar Rapids, IA; 7. LaVern Schuman, Blue Grass, IA