By Brad Grupe


(Cedar Rapids, IA 08/11/06)óJim Hanson of Cedar Rapids picked up his first career modified win at Hawkeye Downs Speedway on Friday night, holding off a very determined Larry Clausen to take the top spot.


††††††††††††††† Hanson took the lead on the opening laps, hugged the low line around the track, and had just enough more to keep Clausen from executing a pass in the high groove. Rodney Rocarek, who continues to do double duty in both a modified and a late model, finished in third.


††††††††††††††† Dudley Fleck was back in action in the Performance Concepts Late Models and that feature was close as well as he beat Scott Wennermark to the stripe by a scant .267 seconds. Fleck started in the first row and never trailed. Like the modified feature, the preferred line was down low and Wennermark couldnít make the outside work well enough to make a serious challenge for the spot. Brad Osborn finished in third.


††††††††††††††† Ross Zumbach returned to his winning ways in the Budweiser Sportsmen division. Zumbach started outside row two and got control of the race following a lap 7 caution and built a comfortable lead as the laps ticked off. Curtis VanDerWal made his return worthwhile finishing in second while JJ Meyer was third.


††††††††††††††† On the quarter-mile, Chad Siems racked up his third win in the last four starts and in the process picked up a couple points on Brad Dvorak and Bob Ahrendsen, who are logjammed at the top of the point chart for the Barron Motor Supply IMCA Stock Cars. Siems easily out-distanced Logan Hale for the win. Bob Ahrendsen was third and now unofficially trails Brad Dvorak by just two positions.


††††††††††††††† It was business as usual in the Barron Motor Supply IMCA Hobby Stocks with Rodney Grother picking up his seventh feature win of the 2006 campaign and padding his point lead a little more as well. Gary Pfantz, who won the feature on Wednesday night, finished in second while Tim Dains was third.


††††††††††††††† Nathan Ballard hasnít won every feature in the Sunline Hornets but he may as well have as he continues to build a now insurmountable lead in that division. Three of the entries experienced problems and didnít start the race so Ballard had a relatively easy time holding off Robert Ford for the win.Brian Beaty was third.




August 11,2006



1. Nathan Ballard, Marengo, IA;2. Robert Ford;3. Brian Beaty, Palo, IA; 4. Connie Binder, Clutier, IA;DNS- Brian Bries, Norway, IA;DNS- Derrick Beadle, Hiawatha, IA; DNS- Shawn Myers, Cedar Rapids, IA



1. Rodney Grother, Cedar Rapids, IA;2. Gary Pfantz, State Center, IA;3. Tim Dains, Marion, IA;4. Scott Siems, Cedar Rapids, IA;5. Deb Mefford, Cedar Rapids, IA;6. Dennis Klinsky, Ely, IA;7. Kandi Floyd, Cedar Rapids, IA;8. Duayne Herb, Marion, IA;9. Roland Bohnsach, Clutier;10. Ron Fare, Cedar Rapids, IA;11. Kris Jones, Marion, IA12. Chad Vozeniley, Cedar Rapids, IA




1. Chad Siems, Marion, IA;2. Logan Hale, Cedar Rapids, IA;3. Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids, IA;4. Brad Dvorak, Cedar Rapids, IA;5. Randy Filling, Toddville, IA6. Doug Otto, Cedar Falls, IA;7. Greg Hentrich, Hiawatha, IA;8. Mark Bolton, Cedar Rapids, IA;9. Wendy Carnahan, Cedar Rapids, IA;DNS- Dennis Hundley, Center Point, IA




1. Dudley Fleck, Cedar Rapids, IA;2. Scott Wennermark, Cedar Rapids, IA;3. Brad Osborn, Janesville, IA;4. Kyle Hinrichs, Swisher, IA;5. Rodney Rocarek, Mt. Vernon, IA;6. Derrick Nadler, Grain Valley, MO;7. Jeff King, Cedar Rapids, IA




1. Jim Hanson, Cedar Rapids, IA;2. Larry Clausen, Cedar Rapids, IA;3. Rodney Rocarek, Mt. Vernon, IA;4. Shawn Stinger, Palo, IA;.5. Tim Plummer, Norway, IA;6. Griffin McGrath, Cedar Rapids, IA;7. Craig Bender5, Cedar Rapids, IA;8. Aric Becker, Cedar Rapids, IA;9. Arlo Becker, Norway, IA;10. Chad Willet, Alburnett, IA;11. Scott Strauss, Cedar Rapids, IA; 12. Darrell Long, Cedar Rapids, IA; 13. Cory Houdek, Marion, IA;14. Tim Bartholomew;15. Thor Anderson, Bondurant, IA;16. Steve Lindell, Marion, IA




1. Ross Zumbach, Racine, MN;2. Curt Van Der Wal, Oskaloosa, IA;3. JJ Meyer, Cedar Rapids, IA;4. Martin Ballard, Marengo, IA;5. Brian Franks, Central City, IA;6. Joey King, Silvis, IL;7. Andy Duggan, Marion, IA;8. Mel Schappert, Cedar Rapids;9. Michael Weber;10. Dave McCalla, Cedar Rapids, IA;11. Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids, IA;12. Ben Glascock, Indianola, IA;13. Sonny Parker, Cedar Rapids, IA;DNS- Mark Hauder, Dubuque, IA