CASEY’S GENERAL STORES/NATIONAL GUARD NIGHT CROWD TREATED TO GREAT RACING AT HAWKEYE DOWNS
(Cedar Rapids, IA 081409)—Jonny Williams and Tony Olson picked up first career asphalt wins Friday night as part of Caseys General Stores/ National Guard Night at Hawkeye Downs. A large, enthusiastic crowd was on hand and was entertained with seven divisions of racing action along with a make-up feature for Coors Light Modifieds.
The evening also included a very entertaining (and smoky) Burnout/Smoke Show with various vehicles participating during intermission.
Dudley Fleck, who has been a staple in the Miller Lite Late Model division since Hawkeye Downs was paved, picked up his second feature win of 2009 after setting fast time earlier in the evening. Fleck started in row three, moved to second after a lap seven restart and took the lead for good on lap eight of the scheduled forty –lap event.
Point leader Joey Gase crossed the stripe 2.4 seconds behind Fleck to take second. Brad Dvorak, Logan Hale and Griffin McGrath all crossed the stripe in the top five as well.
In Budweiser Sportsmen, Andy Duggan picked up his fourth trip to Coca-Cola Victory Lane which ties him with Dave McCalla for number of wins in the division and unofficially gives Duggan a one-point lead over McCalla in the point standings.
Kevin Lee led from the drop of the green flag but Duggan steadily cut into the lead from his row three start and with three laps remaining set up a challenge for the lead. Duggan took the point on the next lap and went on to take the checkered flag ahead of Lee, Dave McCalla, Michel Weber, and Doug Simon.
The Coors Light Modifieds ran two features on Friday night. The first one was a make-up race from July 24. Tim Plummer emerged from a side-by-side battle with Larry Clausen early in the race to take the point on lap seven and eventually the checkered flag. Clausen maintained second and was followed to the stripe by Tony Olson, Craig Bender, and Ryan Luedtke.
The second Coors Light Modified feature was all Tony Olson as he started in the front row and quickly pulled away while others battled for position behind. Larry Clausen did close some ground as the laps ticked off but Olson amassed a 2.5 second winning margin in what would be his first asphalt win. Clausen, Luedtke, Arlo Becker, and Craig Bender also finished at the top of the order.
Greg Hentrich scored his second win of 2009 in Barron Motor Supply IMCA Stock Cars. Hentrich started up front and maintained command of the race until about 5 laps to go when Bob Ahrendsen made a bid for the lead. Ahrendsen couldn’t make the outside grove stick and that allowed Brian Beaty to slip into second. Beaty did cross the line in second followed by Ahrendsen, Cory Houdek, and Dave Ballstaedt. Point leader Kurt Bohnsack finished seventh.
The Barron Motor Supply IMCA Hobby Stock feature went to Nathan Ballard after he wrestled the point away from Shaun Myers with six laps remaining. Myers took the lead on lap six after Kandi Floyd led the first few laps. Myers couldn’t hold off Ballard and had to settle for second as the ckeckers waved. Roland Bohnsack finished third, point leader Scott Siems was fourth, and Matt Petrzelka was fifth.
Jonny Williams took advantage of starting on the pole as he collected his first Hawkeye Downs IMCA SportMod win. Tim Dains gave chase early in the race and held second for much of the race before point leader Scott Kositzky took second away. Dains held on to third with Aric Becker and Blake Carson also in the top five.
Brogan Fiala earned his third Sunline Hornets win of the season after the apparent race winner, Brad Chandler failed post-race technical inspection. Complete results for the division are pending.
AUGUST 14 RESULTS
MILLER LIGHT LATE MODELS
HEAT 1- 1. Thor Anderson, Bondaurant, IA; 2. Johnny Spaw, Cedar Rapids, IA; 3. Joey Gase, Cedar Rapids, IA; 4.Dudley Fleck, Cedar Rapids, IA; 5.Griffin McGrath, Cedar Rapids, IA; 6.Brad Dvorak, Lisbon,IA; 7.Logan Hale, Cedar Rapids, IA
HEAT 2- 1.Jim Ross, Robins, IA; 2.Curt VanDerWal, Oskaloosa, IA; 3. Brad Osborn, Janesville, IA; 4. Justin Jennings, LaGrange, MO; 5. Scott Siems, Cedar Rapids, IA; 6. Ron Boelts, Wellsburg, IA
FEATURE (40 laps) 1. Fleck 2.Gase 3.Dvorak 4.Hale 5.McGrath 6.Spaw 7.VanDerWal 8.Ross 9.Jennings 10. Anderson 11.Siems 12. Boelts 13.Osborn
HEAT- 1. Micheal Weber, Ryan, IA; 2.Doug Simon, Marion, IA; 3.Andy Duggan, Marion, IA; 4.Kevin Lee, Cedar Rapids, IA; 5.Dave McCalla, Cedar Rapids, IA; 6. Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids, IA; 7. Greg Hentrich, Hiawatha, IA; 8. Travis Thompson, Atkins, IA; DNS- Brad Daugherty, Hiawatha, IA
FEATURE (16 laps) (partial results)1. Duggan 2. Lee 3. McCalla 4.Weber 5.Simon 6.Thompson 7.Ahrendsen 8.Hentrich DNS-Daugherty
MILLER TIME MODIFIEDS
7/24 MAKE-UP FEATURE(16 laps) 1. Tim Plummer, Norway, IA; 2.Larry Clausen, Cedar Rapids, IA; 3.Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, IA; 4.Craig Bender, Cedar Rapids, IA; 5.Ryan Luedtke, Norway, IA; 6. Arlo becker, Norway, IA; 7. Steve Lindell, Marion, IA 8. Aric Becker, Cedar Rapids, IA
8/14 FEATURE (16 laps) 1. Olson 2. Clausen 3.Luedtke 4. Arlo Becker 5. Bender 6. Plummer 7. Lindell 8. Aric Becker
BARRON MOTOR SUPPLY IMCA STOCK CARS
HEAT- 1. Greg Hentrich, Hiawatha, IA; 2. Dennis Hundley, Cedar Rapids, IA; 3. Brian Beaty, Palo, IA; 4. Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids, IA; 5. Cory Houdek, Marion, IA; 6. Chad Siems, Shellsburg, IA; 7. Kurt Bohnsack, Iowa City, IA; 8. Dave Ballstaedt, Cedar Rapids, IA
FEATURE (20 laps) 1. Hentrich 2. Beaty 3. Ahrendsen 4. Houdek 5. Ballstaedt 6. Hundley 7. Bohnsack 8. Siems
BARRON MOTOR SUPPLY IMCA HOBBY STOCKS
HEAT 1-1. Duayne Herb, Marion, IA; 2. Roland Bohnsack, Clutier, IA; 3. Scott Siems, Cedar Rapids, IA; 4. Deb Mefford, Marion, IA; 5. Jeremy Robbins, Cedar Rapids, IA; 6. Jacob Floyd, Cedar Rapids, IA
HEAT 2- 1. Matt Petrzelka, Cedar Rapids, IA; 2. Shaun Myers, Cedar Rapids, IA; 3. Kandi Floyd, Cedar Rapids, IA; 4. Nathan Ballard, Marengo, IA; 5. Jeff Franks, Rowley, IA DNS- Rodney Grother, Cedar Rapids, IA
FEATURE (20 laps) 1. Ballard 2. Myers 3. Bohnsack 4. Siems 5. Petrzelka 6. Herb 7. Mefford 8. Robbins 9. Franks 10. Kandi Floyd 11.Jacob Floyd DNS- Grother
HEAT- 1. Jonny Williams, Atkins, IA; 2. Tim Dains, Marion, IA; 3. Scott Kositzky, Cedar Rapids, IA; 4. Creston Williams, Atkins, IA; 5. Ken Kositzky, Cedar Rapids, IA; 6. Aric Becker, Cedar Rapids, IA; 7. Dave Coghlan, Marion, IA; 8. Blake Carson, Cedar Rapids, IA
FEATURE (15 laps) 1. Jonny Williams 2.Scott Kositzy 3.Dains 4. Becker 5. Carson 6. Creston Williams 7. Ken Kositzky 8. Coghlan
FEATURE (20 laps) 1. Brogan Fiala, Cedar Rapids, IA; 2. Bryce Bailey, Cedar Rapids, IA; 3.Nathan Chandler, Cedar Rapids, IA; 4.Shane Hanson, Cedar Rapids, IA; 5.Brian Franks, Cedar Rapids, IA; 6.Merv Chandler, Cedar Rapids, IA; 7. Dan Burhite, Cedar Rapids, IA; 8.Derek Parrott, Marion, IA; 9. Cory VanDerWal, Oskaloosa, IA; 10.Jose DeJesus, Cedar Rapids, IA; 11.Jasen Freeman, Cedar Rapids, IA; 12.Zach Burhite, Cedar Rapids, IA; 13. Steve Miedke, Cedar Rapids, IA; 14. Chuck Hanson, Marion, IA;15.Dakota Dains, Marion, IA; 16.JC Floyd, Cedar Rapids, IA; 17.Jeremy McKeehan, Cedar Rapids, IA; 18. Brad Burhite, Cedar Rapids, IA 19. Christian Grady, Cedar Rapids, IA; 20.Jeff Dvorak, Cedar Rapids, IA DQ- Brad Chandler, Dallas Chandler, Jim Hanson