STRAUSS SCORES SECOND STRAIGHT HAWKEYE DOWNS WIN
WALL OF FAME ADDS TEN NAMES
Ron Fare took the win in a make-up feature for the Barron Motor Supply IMCA Hobby Stocks. Fare started on the point and led the entire race but not without some heavy pressure from Gary Pfantz who settled for second. Time Dains finished third.
second Hobby Stock Feature saw Gary Pfantz earn his first trip of the season to
When racing resumed Pfantz kept himself out of reach of Ron Dighton and Deb Mefford to collect the checkers. Mefford crossed the stripe in second with point leader Tim Dains finishing third.
Brad Dvorak, who normally competes in the Late Model division, brought his familiar #5 Barron Motor Supply IMCA Stock Cars out of mothballs, put in on the high side of the track and proceeded to win the 20 lap feature for that division. Dvorak snared the lead from Greg Hentrich on lap 12 and cruised to the win. Hentrich maintained second while Doug Otto scored third.
Hornets drivers Brian Beaty and teammate Shaun Myers were deadlocked in the
points coming into Friday night but that changed after Beaty scored the win in
that division. It wasn’t quite as easy as it might sound though as the 17 car
field generated multiple cautions. Beaty bolted into the lead after cautions on
each of the first two laps and they thwarted the challenges of Nathan Chandler
to secure the win.
Olson returned to
Van Der Wal of Oskaloosa piloted the #25 Gene Peterson machine to a win in the
25-lap Budweiser Sportsmen feature after ducking under point leader Dave
McCalla on a late race restart caused by contact between the 8w of Michael Weber
and the X(10) car of Kevin Lee.
Scott Strauss scored his second straight win in the Miller Time Modifieds Friday night. Strauss took the point on lap two and ultimately left the field behind as he posted a 1.4 second finish over Arlo Becker. Larry Clausen finished third. Point leader Tim Plummer finished fourth and has virtually assured himself of his fourth points title in the division.
Two divisions of Go-Karts were also in action on Friday night with Tanner Allen again the best runner in the Junior Division. In fact, Allen was actually the overall “winner” as he even outran the highest finishing kart in the Senior Division which was piloted by Bill Reiken.
The Nostalgia Stocks were also on hand with Hawkeye Downs Flagman John Huff piloting the #8 1970 Chevy Nova Darrell Dake Replica to the win. Brad Huff was second in a 1964 Chevelle with Bill Mier third in a 56 Chevy.
The Hawkeye Downs Wall of Fame also inducted ten new members in ceremonies held during the race program. The inductees or their representatives toured the track in a fleet of convertibles provided by the CR Corvette Club before being introduced to the crowd. Newly inducted to the Wall of Fame were William Beckman, Engle DeKock, Dale Fishlein, Mike Frieden, Mel Kenyon, Glen Martin, Emil Merta, John Moss, Michael J. Neilly, and Dale Snyder.
Barron Motor Supply IMCA Hobby Stocks( Make-up feature from 8/8) (20 laps)
1. Ron Fare,
Barron Motor Supply IMCA Hobby Stocks (20 laps)
1. Gary Pfantz,
Barron Motor Supply IMCA Stock Cars ( 20 laps)
1. Brad Dvorak,
Sunline Hornets ( 15 laps)
1. Brian Beaty,
IMCA Sportmods (15 laps)
1. Tony Olson,
Go Karts ( Junior & Senior divisions)
1. Tanner Allen, (JR); 2. Bill Rieken (SR); 3. Corey Kemp(SR); 4. Dan Krall (SR); 5. Brett Root (SR); 6. Garrett Houdek(JR); 7. Josh Cassill(JR); 8. Colby Fischlein(JR); 9. Tanner Molen(JR); 10. Jeremy Cassill(JR)
Budweiser Sportsmen (25 laps)
Miller Time Modifieds (25 laps)
1. Scott Strauss,