(Cedar Rapids, IA 08/13/04)—Griffin McGrath, Kandi Floyd, Brad Osborn, Jim Hanson, Scott Wennermark, and Landon Cassill all racked up wins at Hawkeye Downs Speedway Friday night on Altorfer Cat/ KCJJ Radio night.
Rookie Griffin McGrath held off Scott Siems to score the green to checkers win in the Marines.com IMCA Hobby Stock Feature. McGrath started on the outside of row one and led all 15 laps of the feature before earning the trip to Coca-Cola Victory Lane. The win was the first for the Cedar Rapids Washington Junior-to-be.
Finishing behind McGrath were Siems, Brandon Herb, Steve Snyder and Scott Strauss.
There was claim on McGrath’s engine, per IMCA rules, and he did agree to sell allowing the win to stand.
The Women On Wheels were also in action on the quarter-mile on a cool Friday evening with Kandi Floyd cruising to the win. Jessica Hoffman crossed the Lint Millright start-finish line in second followed by Pam Kemmerer. Carrie Carnahan settled for fourth after getting a bit loose in a borrowed car after her primary ride, the number 77PJ, had problems during hot laps. Connie Binder finished in fifth.
By virtue of winning his heat Scott Wennermark started on the point of the 25 lap Budweiser Late Model Sportsmen Feature and as soon as the green dropped the race was essentially over as Wennermark has thoroughly dominated the division of late. Wennermark racked up his fourth win in a row and his sixth of the season easily outdistancing the rest of the field.
Defending champ Johnny Mudd had a better night finishing in second for his best run of the year while Bob Ahrendsen crossed the strip in third. Another former division champ, John Henecke finished while and Andy Duggan was fifth.
In other ASA Papa Johns Cup Iowa Wireless Stock Car Championship action, Jim Hanson scored a thrilling win in the Barron Motor Supply Super Stocks feature edging out Brad Dvorak by a mere 40 thousandths of a second according to Alliant Energy Transponder Timing and Scoring. The two battled during the last ten laps of the 25 lap feature before Hanson got the win. Hanson was the fifth different winner of the season in the division.
Finishing in third was Paul Walder, with Dave McCalla and Jayson Scott completing the top of the order.
Landon Cassill scored his first trip to Victory Lane in the Miller Time Modified division on Friday night after battling Kyle Hinrichs for much of the race. A Yellowbook Yellow Flag bunched the field with 12 laps to go and Cassill got a great restart putting some distance between him and the field. Hinrichs did challenge for the lead a couple times during the race but with three laps to go started having apparent handling problems and he surrendered second to Brian Allen after some brief contact on the final lap. Hinrichs did finish in third with Chad Willett fourth and point leader Tim Plummer in fifth.
Cassill, who races full time on the ASA late Model Series, has run a limited schedule at Hawkeye Downs this season.
Finally, Brad Osborn racked up yet another win in the Performance Concepts Late Model division beating Landon Cassill to the stripe. Osborn started on the pole and gave up the lead briefly to Landon Cassill on the second trip around the ‘Downs half-mile but regained the point several laps later. Cassill made a couple runs for the lead but Osborn kept the door shut. Cassill, finished sandwiched between father and son as Brad’s father, Denny Osborn finished in third. Kyle Hinrichs snagged fourth place with Dudley Fleck finishing in fifth.
Racing returns Friday night, August 20 for KHAK/KRNA Fan Appreciation night. All six divisions will be in action.
Heat #2- Landon Cassill, Fairfax
1. Brad Osborn, Janesville; 2. Landon Cassill, Fairfax; 3. Denny Osborn, Janesville; 4. Kyle Hinrichs, Swisher; 5. Dudley Fleck, Cedar Rapids; 6. Jeff King, Cedar Rapids; 7. Chris Sevey, Waterloo; 8. JJ Meyer, Cedar Rapids; 9. Lyle Williams, Center Point; 10. Tom Mangano, Cedar Rapids DNS- Josh Krug, Omaha, NE
Heat #2- Kyle Hinrichs, Swisher
1. Landon Cassill, Fairfax; 2.Brian Allen, Hiawatha; 3. Kyle Hinrichs, Swisher; 4. Chad Willet, Cedar Rapids; 5. Tim Plummer, Norway; 6. Bob Gase, Cedar Rapids; 7. Arlo Becker, Atkins; 8. Larry Clausen, Cedar Rapids; 9. Rodney Rocarek, Mt. Vernon; 10. Aric Becker, Cedar Rapids; 11. Steve Lindell, Marion; 12. Darrell Long, Cedar Rapids; 13. Jody Lana, Cedar Rapids
Heat #2- Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids
1. Jim Hanson, Cedar Rapids; 2. Brad Dvorak, Cedar Rapids; 3. Paul Walder, Cedar Rapids; 4. Dave McCalla, Cedar Rapids; 5. Jayson Scott, Cedar Rapids; 6. Kevin Franks, Cedar Rapids; 7. Sonny Parker, Cedar Rapids; 8. Kurt Bohnsack, Iowa City; 9. Logan Hale, Cedar Rapids; 10. Greg Hentrich, Hiawatha; 11. Doug Simon, Marion; 12. Cory Houdek, Anamosa; 13. Wendy Carnahan, Cedar Rapids; 14. Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids DNS- Randy Filling, Toddville
1. Kandi Floyd, Cedar Rapids; 2. Jessica Hoffman, Atkins; 3.Pam Kemmerer, Cedar Rapids; 4. Carrie Carnahan, Cedar Rapids; 5. Connie Binder, Clutier
Heat #2- Griffin McGrath, Cedar Rapids
Heat #3- Brandon Herb, Marion
1. Griffin McGrath, Cedar Rapids; 2. Scott Siems, Cedar Rapids; 3. Brandon Herb, Marion; 4. Steve Snyder, Cedar Rapids; 5. Scott Strauss, Cedar Rapids; 6. Matt Poduska, Center Point; 7. Terry Shaffar, State Center; 8. Bryce Mitchell, Cedar Rapids; 9. Jeremy Meyer. Cedar Rapids; 10. Ron Dighton, Cedar Rapids; 11. Chad Vozenilek, Fairfax; 12. Perry Thomsen, Cedar Rapids; 13. Dave Gleason, Atkins; 14. Tim Kemmerer, Fairfax; 15. Deb Mefford, Marion; 16. Roland Bohnsack, Clutier; 17. Matt Lacoursiere, Cedar Rapids DNS- Shawn Carahan, Cedar Rapids; Jeff Selfridge, Marion; Mark Hauder, Dubuque
Heat #2- Scott Wennermark, Cedar Rapids
1. Scott Wennermark, Cedar Rapids; 2. Johnny Mudd, Cedar Rapids; 3. Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids; 4. John Henecke, Hiawatha; 5. Andy Duggan, Marion; 6. Brian Franks, Central City; 7. Martin Ballard, Marengo; 8. Mel Schappert, Cedar Rapids; 9. Craig Bender, Cedar Rapids; 10. Rob Keeney, Cedar Rapids; 11. Jeff Brass, Ackley