RECAP: Three-First Time Winners Open July Races
For the first weekly race of July, seven classes showed up to put on a fantastic show for a great crowd. This included three first time winners to their respected classes.
Brian Gibson made a clean getaway in the late models, running from Michael Webber. Webber stepped into Griffin McGrath’s late model as he was feeling ill. The late models expect to be back August 14th.
After a disappointing opener, Jonny Williams most likely would have been excited about finishing the feature. However, he was able to hold off defending champion, Jason Doyle, to capture his first feature win.
Jim Hanson grabbed his second feature win in just as many races, this time besting Jason Sherman. It was a tight field behind the leader, with more cars expected in the next couple weeks it will make for great racing.
Pulling off the heat and feature sweep, Corey Crispin defeated Elliott Vogel for his first feature win. At first it appeared Vogel would slip by, but Crispin powered away in the end.
For the second time this year, Aaron Moyer came from Wisconsin to capture the victory. Moyer looked to have heavy competition from Dave McCalla until the two made contact. McCalla would tap-out, giving Moyer his spot back where he would go on to win.
Braxton Franks slipped through the field and past Dave Ballstaedt for his second win of the season. The field continues to grow and it is rumored even more cars are expected in the coming weeks which will make it interesting competition.
For the first AIRS Vintage Series race of the season, Todd Ness earned the luck of the draw and started on the pole. He went on to hold everyone off to snatch his first full-body car feature win at Hawkeye Downs and his first of the AIRS Vintage Series. Chris Rollinger, who grabbed a feature win last year, finished second.
This Friday, July 17th we will have Sportsman, Hornets, Legends, Hobby Stocks, and Sport Mods. Kids will have the opportunity for bus rides around the track and coloring books given out while supplies last.