Hanselman, Willier take sweep bonus at Hancock County Speedway
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April 21, 2000

BRITT, IA (April 21, 2000) — Dan Hanselman of Algona in the 98H Hobby Stock and Brad Willier of Mason City in the 11W Limited 360 Modified took clean sweeps in their division last Friday at the Hancock County Speedway winning their heat, the dash, and the feature. Both Hanselman and Willier took home a $50 bonus for their efforts. Both drivers are veterans in their class and had their cars tuned in to the track for the night.

The Hobby stock feature was marred by a rollover on corner one by #2H Dan Haugland of Forest City. Haugland was running in second position, trying to chase down Hanselman for the lead when a broken axle going into the first turn caused him to flip five times before coming to rest on his wheels between one and two. Dan was able to walk to the ambulance and was taken to the hospital for observation.

Jason Daniels of Britt and Scott Anderson of Mason City, were among the top contenders in the hobby races for the night, finishing in one of the top three places in each of the three races they competing in throughout the night's show. Some new faces made it into the Limited 360 Modified ranks this week, as a few more cars are getting completed and getting their cars on the track for the first time.

The stock car feature, for the second week in a row, had the fans in the stands on their feet, awaiting the outcome. Scott Bloemke of Belmond drove a very impressive race coming from the fourth row to take the lead on the third lap of the twenty-lap event. He held the lead for the rest of the race until the last 20 feet of the race. Coming into corner three on the last lap, Bloemke was leading with Gray breathing down his neck and both drivers coming up on lapped traffic. The lapped car held his line, Bloemke went low and Gray took the high road. Gray nipped Bloemke by half a car length for the win capturing his first victory in the new millennium.

Gray had qualified earlier in the night for the "Big Bud Shootout" by winning the stock car dash. He joins Craig Berhow and Kevin Opheim already qualified.

The modified feature began with a series of yellows and when the action began to flow it was Kevin Stoa of Kasson, MN at the front leading the way. Stoa won the dash earlier in the night and declined the $600 modified challenge, deciding instead to go for the victory from the second row instead of the twelfth row.

Tommy Myer of Blooming Praire, MN., the winner of last week's feature, accepted the challenge and elected to start in the back of the pack. Myer worked his way through the field steadily passing car after car working his way into the top four.

Stoa continued to lead until four laps from the finish, in corner three, he spun out. Todd Stinehart of Waseca, MN had steadily and quietly worked his way into second spot and gained the lead when Stoa lost it. With four laps to go, Stinehart held off challenges from Jimmy Davis of Janesville and the Hejna brother from Clear Lake and Ventura to hang on for the win. This was Stinehart's second career win in his seven year racing career and he was overjoyed with the victory and the fact that he was able to accomplish the feat at Britt.

Contingency Connection winners for the night were Craig Berhow of Belmond and Tommy Myer of Blooming Praire, MN. The trophies presented to the winners were sponsored by Algona Floor Design. Schroeder Racing Products of Iowa Falls sponsored the night and have added money to the track point fund awarded at the October Awards Banquet.

Next Friday April 28 is the Britt New-Tribune/Forest City Summit Special. Hot laps start at 7:00 with races at 7:30. Check our web page at www.hcspeed.com.

RESULTS

IMCA MODIFIED

HEAT 1: Carl Allbee, Jimmy Davis, Mike Hejna, Brad Bakken, Kevin Hoeft, Charlie Mckenna, Ryan Hiscocks, Scott Anderson, George Gilliland.

HEAT 2: Kevin Stoa, Tommy Myer, Ron Pope, Al Hejna, Keith Schmitz, Patrick Graham, Ross Wyatt, Jeff Feaster, Rick Schuller.

HEAT 3: Larry Portis, Joe Schmitt, Todd Stinehart, Dean Mahlstedt, Mike Hackenmiller, Jon Wood, Bill Cook, Nathan Chodur, Shawn Plymesser.

DASH: Kevin Stoa, Carl Allbee, Tommy Myer, Larry Portis, Jimmy Davis.

B FEATURE: Charlie Mckenna, Patrick Graham, Jon Wood, Ryan Hiscocks, Ross Wyatt, Bill Cook, Scott Anderson, George Gilliland, Nathan Chodur, Jeff Feaster, Rick Schuller, Shawn Plymesser.

A FEATURE: Todd Stinehart, Jimmy Davis, Mike Hejna, Al Hejna, Tommy Myer, Patrick Graham, Keith Schmitz, Mike Hackenmiller, Charlie Mckenna, Carl Allbee, Ryan Hiscocks, Scott Anderson, George Gilliland, Ross Wyatt, Brad Bakken, Kevin Stoa, Dean Mahlstedt, Kevin Hoeft, Bill Cook, Jon Wood, Ron Pope, Larry Portis, Joe Schmitt.

IMCA STOCK CAR

HEAT 1: Jeff Dolphin, Scott Bloemke, Kevin Opheim, John Pletcher, Craig Berhow, Kim Schleuger, Darin Toot.

HEAT 2: Cody Miller, Craig Gray, Russell Trulson, Todd Wendel, Curt Moore, Joe Hiscocks, Travis Hoeft.

DASH: Craig Gray, Kevin Opheim, Jeff Dolphin, Scott Bloemke, Russell Trulson, Cody Miller.

A FEATURE: Craig Gray, Scott Bloemke, Kevin Opheim, Jeff Dolphin, Todd Wendel, Darin Toot, Joe Hiscocks, Kim Schleuger, Curt Moore, Russell Trulson, Craig Berhow, Travis Hoeft, John Pletcher, Cody Miller.

LIMITED 360 MODIFIED

HEAT 1: Alex Webner, Steven Inman, John Campbell, Ryan Ruter, Ed Green.

HEAT 2: Brad Willier, Lance Gardner, Larry Cook, Josh Omans, Scott Sheehan.

DASH: Brad Willier, Alex Webner, Steven Inman.

A FEATURE: Brad Willier, Alex Webner, Steven Inman, Ryan Ruter, Larry Cook, John Campbell, Josh Omans, Ed Green, Scott Sheehan, Lance Gardner.

IMCA HOBBY STOCK

HEAT 1: Dan Hanselman, Dan Haugland, Rob Hughes, John Simpson, Brent Hanson, Nick West, Jim Smith, Ben Becker, Remington Hill.

HEAT 2: Tony Smidt, Scott Anderson, Randy Hadacek, John Madson, Craig Florea, Tim Tickel, Delmar Fenton, Jared Dirks.

HEAT 3: Jason Daniels, Earl Webner, Shane Monson, Dan Stromer, Gerald Santee, Tim Miller, Chad Doyle, Jeff Lodin.

DASH: Dan Hanselman, Scott Anderson, Jason Daniels, Dan Haugland, Tonay Smidt, Earl Webner.

A FEATURE: Dan Hanselman, Jason Daniels, Scott Anderson, Nick West, Randy Hadacek, Jared Dirks, Jim Smith, Rob Hughes, Tim Tickel, Ben Becker, Delmar Fenton, Dan Stromer, John Madson, Chad Doyle, Brent Hanson, John Simpson, Dan Haugland, Remington Hill, Shane Monson, Tony Smidt, Craig Florea, Jeff Lodin, Earl Webner, Gerald Santee, Tim Miller.


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