Willett Wins 50 Lap Feature

Brody Willett Wins 50 lap late model race.

Willett Wins 50 Lap Military Night Feature

Teenager Brody Willett beat Landon Cassill and the rest of the weekly late model racers Friday night in the first annual $1000-to-win Military Night race.

Brian Gibson and Cassill started on the front row for the feature. Gibson gained the advantage on the start. Six laps in, Caleb Adrian took the lead and showed the field the way until Willett made a pass on the outside on the final lap of the first half.


The field was inverted for the second half, leaving Brad Osborn to lead until Griffin McGrath took the lead two laps in. Osborn was left to battle Caleb Adrian, when the two made contact 5 laps in sending Adrian into the wall. McGrath had a great restart following, but Willett closed in with 10 laps to go, and on the final lap was able to complete the pass to win.


Dallas Chandler, Jim Hanson, Cory Houdek, and Brady Rhode were the winners of the other series races Friday night. Full results can be found here: Military Night Results


17- Brian Gibson

City: Walford, IA

Brian Gibson Car

Spouse’s Name: Renae

# Of Children: 3

Date of Birth: 5/24/1967

Job: CRFD- Battalion Chief


Car Number: 17

Car Color: Green

Body Make: Lefthander Chevy


Facebook: Gibson Racing


2017 Goals: Collect as many feature wins as I can

Dream Track: Iowa Speedway

Racing Highlights: Back to back late model champion, nine feature wins in the last two years.


Sponsors: Cassill Motors | Performance Concepts | MD Concrete | Iowa Donor Network | Kenway Excavating | Impact Embroidery | Fleck Sales

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71- Mark Greb

City: Coralville, IA

Mark Greb Car

# Of Children: 2

Date of Birth: 2/25/58

Job: Owner, Plaza Auto Auction


Car Number: 71

Car Color: Orange

Body Make: Lefthander Chevy


Facebook: Mark Greb

Website: www.plazaaa.com


2017 Goals: Have fun!

Dream Track: Watkins Glen, Laguna Seca, Talladega

Racing Highlights: 2nd-IMSA 24 Hours of Daytona, 5th place-Hawkeye Downs LM (first year), 10th- SCCA Run-offs- SFR


Sponsors: Plaza Auto Auction | Alpha Graphics | Drew Murphy Strength | University of Iowa Community Credit Union

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10- Mark Ironside

City: Swisher, IA

Ironside and Cassill
Mark Ironside (left) and Landon Cassill (right)

Spouse’s Name: Samantha

# Of Children: 3

Date of Birth: 7/3/75

Job: Owner, Ironside Apparel


Car Number: 10

Car Color: Black/Gold

Body Make: Ford


Facebook: Mark Ironside

Twitter: Ironhead134

Instagram: mark.ironside

Website: www.iowa247365.com


2017 Goals: Break in the late model (first year with it)

Racing Highlights: Previously drove legend car for 4 years with 2 feature wins.


Sponsors: Fareway Food Stores | Scheels | Pinnacle Realty, Ryan Snakenberg | Roling Ford (Shell Rock) | People’s Insurance (Waverly) | Hawkeye Wrestling Club

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00- Brody Willett

City: Alburnett, IA

Brody Willett Car

Date of Birth: 1/28/02


Car Number: 00

Car Color: Blue/White/Black

Body Make: Lefthander Chevy


Facebook: BrodyWillett.com

Twitter: BrodyWillett00

Instagram: Brodywillett00


2017 Goals: Get some wins at home, on the road, and in the Big 8 Series.

Dream Track: Martinsville Speedway

Racing Highlights: 3x IFK Champion, 2014 legends rookie of the year, 2015 late model rookie of the year, 2016 youngest driver to win late model feature at Hawkeye Downs, over 200 feature wins


Sponsors: REI | Innovative Landscape and Lighting | Corridor Motors | Lefthander Chassis | Advanced Tinting Solutions | 3-Wide Apparel | Corridor Contracting | RSMG | All-Clear Inc.

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76- Chad Siems

City: Shellsburg, IA

Chad Siems 76

Spouse’s Name: Kelly

# Of Children: 3

Date of Birth: 10/16/1969

Job: Environmental Specialist


Car Number: 76

Car Color: Black

Body Make: Dodge Charger


Facebook: Chad Siems


2017 Goals: Become faster

Dream Track: Bristol Motor Speedway

Racing Highlights: Won the last Race of Champions event at Hawkeye Downs


Sponsors: Raise Awareness & Recognition of Iowa’s Fallen Soldiers. If you would like to sponsor Chad, please contact Hawkeye Downs.

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Points as of July 14th

# Driver Name    Wins   Points
1   (72) Brad Osborn 154
2   (17) Brian Gibson 2 151
3   (43) Scott Siems 107
4   (76) Chad Siems 105
5   (64) Griffin McGrath 1 104
6   (29) Caleb Adrian 2 84
7   (00) Brody Willett 2 80
8   (10) Mark Ironside 54
9   (71) Mark Greb 48
10   (3) Greg Borchardt 30
11   (52) Brian Allen 25
12   (71P) Tim Plummer 21
13   (35) Joey Gase 1 20
14   (26) Mark Lamoreaux 18
15   (10C) Landon Cassill 17
16   (71F) Dudley Fleck 17
17   (52W) Chad Walen 14
18   (40) Michael Beamish 14
19   (53) Jared Duda 12
20   (71L) Derek Lemke 3

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