posted August 06, 2001 07:39 PM
REPEAT WINNERS AND FIRST TIME WINNERS VISIT VICTORY LANE LAST NIGHT AT
NEBRASKA RACEWAY PARK
August 6, 2001 - Greenwood, Neb. - Fans and drivers braved the 100 degree
heat to enjoy the racing action on Coca-Cola night at Nebraska Raceway Park.
Pole-sitter John Hampel broke out to a quick start and pulled away to a
commanding lead, nearly a full straightaway, in the Super Late Model
A-feature Sunday night. However, Hampel's lead vanished in an instant when
the a caution flag came out with 15 laps remaining in the 25-lap race.
Joe Kosiski had already moved up to fourth spot from his twelfth starting
position, and he capitalized on the restart. The track's points leader,
looked like he was shot out of a cannon on the restart. After a little
Kosiski drove past his brother Steve Kosiski and brother-in-law Jason
Hobscheidt just two laps. He then set his sites on Hampel, eventually
working his way past with seven laps to go en route to his fourth victory of
the year at NRP.
"The restart helped me a whole bunch - that helped us get up close to John,"
Kosiski said. "I passed two cars right away after the restart and that gave
me a chance to work on John for a while."
Gary Leapley earned his first victory at NRP with a convincing win in the
Walker Uniform Rental Grand National A-feature. Leapley, who started on the
outside of the first row, jumped out to early lead and never surrendered the
position in the 20-lap race. Leapley, who took a very smooth line around
the middle of the track, survived two restarts in the final seven laps.
Scott Carlson continued his phenomenal run in the O-Reilly Auto Parts
Pro-Ams, claiming his seventh victory of the season. Carlson charged to the
lead by lap 6 in the 18-lap race and held on for victory despite two
cautions in the final five laps, both involving points leader Scott
Eric Hanson won the Jasper Engines and Transmissions Hobby Stock A-feature
despite finishing second in the race. Apparent race winner, Tom Myers, was
disqualified after race inspection for a rules infraction.
The Hobby Stocks also ran the quarter-final semi-final races in the 76
Racing Gas King of the Hill Series. The King of the Hill matches the top
eight in points standings in two-lap head to head races. Travis Alley and
Joe Feyen advanced to the finals which will run on Labor Day Weekend.
Sunday, August 12 Shopko presents the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series and Kids
Bike Races. Four exciting racing divisions, plus kids will take the track
during intermission with the winner of each age division receiving a new
bike. Kids 12 and under will be admitted FREE. Gates open at 4:30 p.m.
with racing scheduled for 6 p.m.
Sunday night's results:
NASCAR SUPER LATE MODELS
A-Feature: 1. Joe Kosiski, 2. John Hampel, 3. Ed Kosiski, 4. Mark Wyman, 5.
Steve Kosiski, 6. Scott Koskovich, 7. Leon Zeitner, 8. Al Zeitner, 9. Todd
McKee, 10. Davey Nall, 11. Donnie McClellan, 12. Greg Larsen, 13. Jim
Jorgenesen, 14. Bill Mlnarik, 15. Chad Inserra, 16. Vic Lovejoy, 17. Mike
Nanfito, 18. Rob Wagner, 19. Jason Hobscheidt
Points Leaders: 1. Joe Kosiski 604, 2. Mark Wyman 536, 3. Ed Kosiski, 524
WALKER UNIFORM RENTAL GRAND NATIONALS
A-Feature: 1. Gary Leapley, 2. Dave Jorgensen Sr., 3. Brian Kenkel, 4. Rick
Stolley, 5. Bill Leighton, 6. Jody Krug, 7. John Kinney Jr., 8. Dave Doll,
9. Pat Krug, 10. Curt Pritchard, 11. Mike Wallace, 12. Ed Kosiski, 13. Mike
Collins, 14. Russ Hadan, 15. Brian Barrett, 16. Craig Preble, 17. Dave
Livingston, 18. Dave Jorgensen Jr., 19. Dave Cook, 20. Mike Danburg, 21.
Butch Levell, 22. Ron Tilley, 23. Rick Havenridge, 24. Matt Myers, 25. Mike
Meyer, 26. Al Dreusdow
B-Feature: 1. Dave Jorgensen Jr., 2. Mike Meyer, 3. Rick Havenridge, 4. Ed
Kosiski, 5. Dave Cook, 6. Jason Waite, 7. Cliff McKinney, 8. Corey Zeitner,
9. Harry Nixon
B-Feature: 1. Butch Levell, 2. Craig Preble, 3. Russ Hadan, 4. Al Dreusdow,
5. Dave Livingston, 6. Doug Newcomer, 7. Virgilee Haase, 8. Kathy Cook, 9.
Tyler Lee Ray
Points Leaders: 1. Rick Stolley 468, 2. Mike Wallace 456, 3. Mike Collins
O'REILLY AUTO PARTS PRO-AMS
A-Feature: 1. Scott Carlson, 2. Curt Drake, 3. Dan Jackson, 4. Mark Day, 5.
Brian Scott, 6. Ron Tex Jr., 7. Alan Schmitt, 8. Chuck Dillon, 9. Jeff
Bonney, 10. Dan Vincent, 11. Don Mohr, 12. Todd Schmitt, 13. Bob Wallace,
14. Doug Stevenson, 15. Tim Moore, 16. Russ Joons, 17. Scott Anderson, 18.
Rick Negrete, 19. Bob Tanner, 20. Nick Hermsen, 21. Kevin Gigax, 22. Larry
Robinson Jr., 23. Andy Thompsen, 24. Denny Berghahn
B-Feature: 1. Brian Scott, 2. Chuck Dillon, 3. Doug Stevenson, 4. Tim
Moore, 5. Matt McAtee, 6. Dan Hall, 7. Jason Longmeyer, 8. Nick Steier, 9.
Denny Haukaas, 10. Terry Cleveland, 11. Sam McQuinn
B-Feature: 1. Denny Bergahn, 2. Mike Brown, 3. Bob Wallace, 4. Russ Joons,
5. Andy Thompsen, 6. Les Andersen, 7. Jason Heiman, 8. Dan/Rich Steier, 9.
Ray Dessel, 10. Bob Edgerton, 11. Jerry Turek
Points Leaders: 1. Scott Anderson 2202, 2. Mark Day 2169, 3. Brian Scott
JASPER ENGINES AND TRANSMISSIONS HOBBY STOCKS
A-Feature: 1. Eric Hanson, 2. Pat Huggins, 3. David Christensen, 4. Travis
Alley, 5. Herbie Ziemann, 6. Ben Heyne, 7. John Austin, 8. Greg Houdesheldt,
9. Tony Pavic, 10. Bill Smith, 11. Joe Feyen, 12. Todd Bell, 13. Ron Allen,
14. Adam Von Busch, 15. Jeremy Moss
Points Leaders: 1. Joe Feyen 1997, 2. Travis Alley 1989, 3. Tony Pavic 1946