TEN FEATURES MAKE FOR A BUSY NIGHT AT HAWKEYE DOWNS SPEEDWAY

 

(Cedar Rapids, IA  08/10/07)—Race fans were treated to ten features at ASA-sanctioned Hawkeye Downs Speedway on “Van Meter Industrial Employee Appreciation Night.” 

 

The evening was also designated as “Big Kids Helping Little Kids Night” as the East Cedar Rapids/Marion Rotary Club raised money for Shoes for Kids and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation through donations from admissions and concession sales. The group also held various activities for kids including a candy and nickel dash.

 

The Barron Motor Supply IMCA Stock Cars, Sunline Hornets, Miller Time Modifieds, and IMCA Sportmods ran their make-up features from Wednesday night with points and point averages from those features used to determine starting positions for their regular features held later in the program.

 

Point leader Bob Ahrendsen of Cedar Rapids picked up his first feature win of the season in the make-up event for the Barron Motor Supply IMCA Stock cars. Ahrendsen got a great restart off of a caution and went on to win that feature.  Doug Otto finished second and Dennis Hundley was third.

 

Tony Olson conducted was what almost become business as usual in winning the IMCA Sportmod feature, crossing the Coors Light Finish Line ahead of Ryan Luedtke, and Brian Kauffman. Olson continues to hold the point lead in that division.

 

In the Sunline Hornets make-up feature, Brad Chandler of Vinton held off Brian Beaty and the rest of a 17 car field for another wild feature in that division. The win was the fifth of the season for Chandler.

 

Tim Plummer scored another trip to Coca-Cola Victory Lane in the Miller Time Modifieds as the defending champion continues his quest for yet another points title. Plummer finished just over a second ahead of Larry Clausen. Chad Willet was third.

 

Brad Osborn of Janesville earned top honors in qualifying for the Performance Concepts Late Models, turning the Hawkeye Downs half-mile in 18.791 seconds for a lap speed of 95.791 mph.

 

In the 50-lap feature for that division, Griffin McGrath took the lead on lap seven and looked to be cruising towards victory when the caution came out on the white flag lap as a couple cars got together. The second place car of Brad Osborn got a great restart on the green-white-checkers finish, stuck his nose under McGrath in turn one, finessed his way into the lead, and took the checkered flag to score his first win of the season. Thor Anderson finished second, Dudley Fleck was third, Ken Reiser was fourth and early leader Jim Ross was fifth.

 

Scott Strauss picked up his first career Miller Time Modified feature win Friday night in impressive fashion.  Strauss started on the point , opened up an early lead and then extended it over the course of the race. Strauss posted a 3.7 second margin of victory over Arlo Becker. Steve Stinger was third.

 

Dave McCalla racked up victory number eight in the Budweiser Sportsmen feature event after starting in the third row. That’s the most number of wins for any division at this point in the season.

 

Michael Weber crossed the stripe in second followed by Andy Duggan.

 

Chad Siems picked up his first win of the season in the Barron Motor Supply IMCA Stock Cars. Siems struggled a bit in the first part of the season but appears to have the car working well now as he held off Dennis Hundley along with point leader Bob Ahrendsen for the win.

 

Jeff Selfridge of Marion took top honors in the Sunline Hornets driving a car normally piloted by John Schroer. The win was fitting as Selfridge was one of the organizers of the Big Kids Helping Little Kids event. Jake Blumer crossed the line in second while Brad Chandler was third.

 

Tony Olson made it two-for-two in the IMCA Sportmods in winning his second feature of the night in that division.  Ryan Luedtke was second and Brian Kauffman was third.

 

The Barron Motor Supply IMCA Hobby Stocks had the night off and will run their make-up feature on Friday, August 17, which is Wall of Fame Night. In addition to inducting several new members into the Hawkeye Downs Wall of Fame,  the Barron Motor Supply Hobby Stocks will be joined by Nostalgia Stocks, Miller Time Modifieds, Budweiser Sportsmen, Barron Motor Supply IMCA Stock Cars, Sunline Hornets, IMCA Sportmods, and Go Karts.

 

 

 

 

 

               

 

RESULTS FOR AUGUST 10

 

BARRON MOTOR SUPPLY IMCA STOCK CARS (Make Up Feature from 8/8) (20 laps)

1. Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids, IA; 2. Doug Otto, Cedar Falls, IA; 3. Dennis Hundley, Center point, IA; 4. Randy Filling, Toddville, IA; 5. Greg Hentrich, Hiawatha, IA; 6. Brad Duagherty, Palo, IA; 7. Kurt Bohnsack, Iowa City, IA; 8. Chad Siems, Marion, IA; 9. Mark Bolton, Cedar Rapids, IA

 

IMCA SPORTMODS (Make up Feature from 8/8) (20 laps)

1. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, IA; 2. Ryan Luedtke, Norway, IA; 3. Brian Kauffman, Cedar Rapids, IA; 4. Arnie Reif, Hiawatha, IA; 5. Jason Doyle, Cedar Rapids, IA DNS-Aric Becker, Cedar Rapids, IA

 

SUNLINE HORNETS ( Make up Feature from 8/8) (15 laps)

1. Brad Chandler, Vinton, IA; 2. Brian Beaty, Palo, IA; 3. Shaun Myers, Cedar Rapids, IA;

 4. Nathan Chandler, Cedar Rapids, IA; 5. Derek Parrott, Marion, IA; 6. John Schroer, Marion;      7. Jonny Williams, Atkins, IA;  8. Shane Hanson, Cedar Rapids, IA; 9. Bryce Bailey, Cedar Rapids, IA; 10. Dan Lehmkuhl; 11. Dallas Chandler, Cedar Rapids, IA; 12. Michael Mitchell, Cedar Rapids, IA; 13. Jose Dejesus, Cedar Rapids, IA; 14. Gary Peiffer, Troy Mills, IA; 15. Scott Welch, Cedar Rapids, IA

 

MILLER TIME MODIFIEDS (Make up Feature from 8/8) (25 laps)

1. Tim Plummer, Norway, IA; 2. Larry Clausen, Cedar Rapids, IA; 3. Chad Willet, Alburnett, IA;   4. Arlo Becker, Norway, IA 5. Joey Gase, Cedar Rapids, IA; 6. Steve Stinger, Palo, IA; 7. Scott Strauss, Cedar Rapids, IA; 8. Cory Houdek, Marion, IA; 9. Craig Bender, Cedar Rapids, IA;           10. Darrell Long, Cedar Rapids, IA; 11. Steve Lindell, Marion, IA

 

PERFORMANCE CONCEPTS LATE MODELS (50 laps)

1. Brad Osborn, Janesville, IA; 2. Thor Anderson, Bondurant, IA; 3. Dudley Fleck, Cedar Rapids, IA; 4. Ken Reiser, Waukon, IA; 5. Jim Ross, Cedar Rapids, IA; 6. Randy Coghlan, Toddville, IA      7. Austin Siebert, Lake Lotawana, MO; 8. Brad Dvorak, Lisbon, IA; 9. Griffin McGrath, Cedar Rapids, IA; 10. Nick Grief, Monticello, IA; 11. Kyle Hinrichs, Swisher, IA

 

BUDWEISER SPORTSMEN (25 laps)

1. Dave McCalla, Cedar Rapids, IA; 2. Michael Weber, Ryan, IA; 3. Andy Duggan, Marion, IA;       4. Kevin Lee, Cedar Rapids, IA; 5. Martin Ballard, Marengo, IA; 6. Mel Schappert, Cedar Rapids, IA; 7. Logan Hale, Cedar Rapids, IA; 8. Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids, IA; 9. Jon Leonard, Vinton, IA; 10. Mark Hauder, Dubuque, IA; 11. Ross Zumbach, Racine, MN

 

MILLER TIME MODIFIEDS (25 laps)

1. Scott Strauss, Cedar Rapids, IA; 2. Arlo Becker, Norway, IA; 3. Steve Stinger, Palo, IA; 4. Tim Plummer, Norway, IA; 5. Chad Willet, Alburnett, IA; 6. Joey Gase, Cedar Rapids, IA; 7. Larry Clausen, Cedar Rapids, IA; 8. Cory Houdek, Marion, IA; 9. Craig Bender, Cedar Rapids, IA;  

 10.  Steve Lindell, Marion, IA; 11. Darrell Long, Cedar Rapids, IA

 

BARRON MOTOR SUPPLY IMCA STOCK CARS (20 laps)

1. Chad Siems, Marion, IA; 2. Dennis Hundley, Cedar Rapids, IA; 3. Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids, IA; 4. Greg Hentrich, Hiawatha, IA; 5. Kurt Bohnsack, Iowa City, IA; 6. Randy Filling, Toddville,  IA ; 7. Brad Daugherty, IA; 8. Doug Otto, Cedar Falls, IA; DNS- Mark Bolton, Cedar Rapids, IA     

 

SUNLINE HORNETS (15 laps)

1. Jeff Selfridge, Marion, IA; 2. Jake Blumer, Manchester, IA; 3. Brad Chandler, Vinton, IA;             4. Nathan Chandler, Cedar Rapids, IA; 5. Dallas Chandler, Cedar Rapids, IA; 6. Brian Beaty, Palo, IA; 7. Shaun Myers, Cedar Rapids, IA; 8. Jonny Williams, Atkins, IA; 9. Gary Peiffer, Troy Mills, IA; 10. Derek Parrott, Marion, IA; 11. Dan Lehmkuhl; 12. Shane Hanson, Cedar Rapids, IA;

13. Jose Dejesus, Cedar Rapids, IA; 14. Christian Grady, Cedar Rapids, IA; 15. Dave Mitchell, Cedar Rapids, IA; 16. Mike Mitchell, Cedar Rapids, IA; 17. Bryce Bailey, Cedar Rapids, IA

 

IMCA SPORTMODS (20 laps)

1. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, IA; 2. Ryan Luedtke, Norway, IA; 3. Brian Kauffman, Cedar Rapids, IA; 4. Arnie Reif, Hiawatha, IA; 5. Jason Doyle, Cedar Rapids, IA; 6. Travis Brown