(Cedar Rapids, IA  082208)—Several drivers solidified their hold at the top of the points charts during Power of Nature Implement/Big Kids Helping Little Kids/Wall of Fame Night at Hawkeye Downs Speedway.


                In addition to racing, 10 more inductees were named to the Hawkeye Downs Wall of Fame. World-renowned race commentator Chris Economaki, Dirt Late Model standout Steve Kosiski of Omaha, Neb. and 12-time Modified track champion Mike Schulte of Norway, Iowa headlined a stellar group of inductees.


                Others honored on the special night are former Hawkeye Downs Late Model champion Larry Kelley of Cedar Rapids, legendary NASCAR star and IMCA champion Johnny Beauchamp, former track promoter Dale Gegner, fair board member Leo Pfeiffer, Sprint/Midget drivers Lou Holland and Cliff  Blundy. Gary "Grumpy" Gramblin, who worked at Hawkeye Downs Speedway in many capacities fills out the list of "Wall of Famers".


                On the racetrack, Dave McCalla picked up his 6th feature win of the season in the 30-lap  Budweiser Sportsmen feature. McCalla took the point at the halfway mark and crossed the stripe .839 seconds ahead of second-place Mel Schappert. Andy Duggan, who’s only been able to race pert-time this season, finished third followed by Bob Ahrendsen, and Michael Weber.


                Mike Schulte celebrated induction into the Hawkeye Downs Wall of Fame , claiming the win in the Coors Might Modified feature. Schulte, who’d raced a handful of times this season,  held off Larry Clausen after the race leader Tim Plummer and Arlo Becker tangled.  Tony Olson finished a strong third while Tim Plummer rallied from the back to finish fourth. Cory Houdek was fifth.


                In Barron Motor Supply IMCA Stock Cars, point leader Kurt Bohnsack raced to his seventh win of the season after making an outside pass of Chad Siems with four laps to go. Siems finished second followed by Brian Franks, Scooter Dulin, and Bob Ahrendsen..Bohnsack, who started in the fourth row, has all but clinched the division title.


                Gary Pfantz, “the flying farmer, ” racked up his tenth win of the season in Barron Motor Supply IMCA Hobby Stocks. Pfantz,  took command after an early battle with Roland Bohnsack and motored to the win. Bohnsack maintained second while another strong competitor this season, Dennis Klinsky, crossed the stripe in third. Scott Siems, who has struggled at times this season finished fourth with Deb Mefford, posting another good run with a fifth place run.


                The Sunline Hornets  feature went to Derek Parrott which gives him a one point edge over Jim Hanson heading into next Friday night’s season championships. The win was Parrott’s third of the season. Brad Chandler finished second on the track with Jasen freeman posting an impressive run winding up in third. Jeff Selfridge finished fourth while Hanson was fifth.


                Finally,  Aric Becker scored his second win of the season in IMCA Sportmods finishing ahead of Jamie Huff. Brian Gibson finished third in his third outing of the season.  That win coupled with disqualifications for both point leader Ryan Luedtke, and second place in points Arnie Reif has totally scrambled the point chart in that division.


                The regular racing season concludes next Friday night August  29 as Barron Motor Supply presents the Season Championships.







HEAT- 1. Randy Coghlan, Toddville, IA; 2. Kevin Franks, Cedar Rapids, IA; 3. KevinLee, Cedar Rapids, IA; 4. Andy Duggan, Marion, IA; 5. Michael Weber, Ryan, IA; 6. Dave McCalla, Cedar Rapids, IA; 7. Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids, IA; 8. Mel Schappert, Cedar Rapids, IA; 9. Doug Simon, Marion, IA; 10. Travis Thompson, Atkins, IA

FEATURE- 1. McCalla  2. Schappert  3. Duggan  4. Ahrendsen  5. Weber  6. Simon  7.Lee  8.Thompson  9.Coghlan  10.Franks



HEAT- 1. Tim Plummer, Norway, IA; 2. Arlo Becker, Norway, IA; 3. Mike Schulte, Norway, IA; 4. Aric Becker, Cedar Rapids, IA; 5. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, IA; 6. Larry Clausen, Cedar Rapids, IA; 7. Cory Houdek, Marion, IA; 8. Scott Strauss, Cedar Rapids, IA; 9. Steve Lindell, Marion, IA; 10. Darrell Long, Cedar Rapids, IA

FEATURE- 1. Schulte  2.Clausen  3.Olson  4.Plummer  5.Houdek  6.Long  7.Aric Becker  8.Lindell  9. Strauss DQ- Arlo Becker



HEAT- 1. Mark Bolton, Cedar Rapids, IA; 2. Rodney Grother, Cedar Rapids, IA; 3. Chad Siems, Shellsburg, IA; 4. Greg Hentrich, Hiawatha, IA; 5. David Ballstaedt, Cedar Rapids, IA; 6. Brian Franks, Cedar Rapids, IA; 7. Scooter Dulin, Cedar Rapids, IA; 8. Kurt Bohnsack, Iowa City, IA; 9. Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids, IA; 10. Randy Filling, Toddville, IA; 11. Brian Beaty, Palo, IA

FEATURE- 1. Bohnsack  2. Siems  3.Franks  4.Dulin  5.Ahrendsen  6.Beaty  7.Grother  8.Hentrich  9.Bolton  10.Filling  1.Ballstaedt



HEAT- 1.Roland Bohnsack, Clutier, IA; 2. Gary Pfantz, State Center, IA; 3. Dennis Klinsky, Ely, IA; 4. Deb Mefford, Marion, IA; 5. Matt Lacoursiere, Cedar Rapids, IA; 6. Duayne Herb, Marion, IA; 7. Ed O’brien, Cedar Rapids, IA; 8. Kandi Floyd, Cedar Rapids, IA; 9. Scott Siems, Cedar Rapids, IA

FEATURE-1. Pfantz  2. Bohnsack  3.Klinsky  4.Siems  5.Mefford  6.O’Brien  7.Floyd  8.Lacoursiere  9.Herb



HEAT 1- 1. Brad Chandler, Vinton, IA; 2. Jonny Williams, Atkins, IA; 3. Derek Parrott, Marion, IA; 4. Bryce Bailey, Cedar Rapids, IA; 5. Brogan Fiala, Fairfax, IA; 6. Ray Spaw, Cedar Rapids, IA; 7. Dan Burhite, Cedar Rapids, IA; 8. Shane Hanson, Cedar Rapids, IA; 9. Connie Binder, Cluitier, IA

HEAT 2-1. Brad Burhite, Cedar Rapids, IA; 2. Merv Chandler, Cedar Rapids, IA; 3. Jeff Selfridge, Marion, IA; 4. Jim Hanson, Cedar Rapids, IA; 5. Jasen Freeman, Cedar Rapids, IA; 6. Nathan Chandler, Cedar Rapids, IA; 7. Jose DeJesus, Cedar Rapids, IA; 8. Dallas Chandler, Cedar Rapids, IA; 9. Brett Vanous, Quasqueton, IA

FEATURE- 1. Parrott  2.Brad Chandler  3. Freeman  4. Seffridge  5.Jim Hanson  6. Fiala  7. Brad Burhite  8.Nathan Chandler  9.Shane Hanson  10.Williams  11.Dan Burhite  12. Dallas Chandler  13.Bailey  14.Vanous  15.DeJesus  16.Spaw  17.Merv Chandler  18.Binder



HEAT- 1. Jamie Huff, Center Point, IA; 2.  Brian Gibson, Walford, IA  3. Arnie Reif, Hiawatha, IA; 4. Ryan Luedtke, Norway, IA; 5. Aric Becker, Cedar Rapids, IA; 6. Mike Mitchell, Cedar Rapids, IA

FEATURE- 1. Becker  2. Huff  3. Gibson  4. Mitchell  DQ- Reif, Leudtke