posted August 20, 2001 01:37 PM
HAMPEL NOTCHES FIRST VICTORY AT NEBRASKA RACEWAY PARK
August 20, 2001 - Greenwood, Neb. - John Hampel found himself in a very
familiar position Sunday night at Nebraska Raceway Park, battling door to
door with a Kosiski for the lead. Two weeks after losing a battle to Joe
Kosiski in a Super Late Model feature at Nebraska Raceway Park, Hampel was
racing door to door this week with Ed Kosiski. Hampel was not going to lose
Hampel used the all parts of the track to take his first victory of the year
over Ed Kosiski in front of more than 3,500 fans on Quality Tire night at
NRP. While Hampel used a variety of lanes throughout the race, Kosiski
found his car working best at the very bottom of the track. Their race came
down to the very last turn.
"I had to take that last turn just right or Ed would have got me." Hampel
said of his race with Kosiski. "I've won a lot of races before, but this
feels like my first win ever."
Ed Kosiski moved into the lead on an amazing move low on the track to
overtake Hampel and Jason Hobscheidt, who had been battling for the lead for
a number of laps. Kosiski began to pull away with nine laps remaining, but
caution came out one lap later. After the restart, Hampel moved to the
outside of Kosiski and the drivers battled wheel to wheel for the race's
final five laps with Hampel winning by less than a car length.
Jody Krug enjoyed a productive evening in the Walker Uniform Rental Grand
National division, coming from the 10th starting position to claim his fifth
feature win of the season. After a number of laps following the race
leader, Krug worked his way past Brian Barrett with eight laps to go to grab
the lead for good. Krug also won two match races to earn a spot in the King
of the Hill finals against Dave Jorgensen Sr.. The King of the Hill finals
will be held on Labor Day weekend.
"I just want to thank my sponsors, crew, family and all the fans for all
their support this season," Krug said.
The Grand National feature race was interrupted by an accident deep in the
field with four laps to go. Brian Kenkel, Gary Leapley and Curt Pritchard
were all knocked out of the race in the crash that occurred near the fastest
part of the track on the backstretch. No drivers were seriously injured in
the crash, but Pritchard's car suffered the most damage as it was totaled in
Only one word can describe Scott Carlson this year in the O'Reilly Auto
Parts Pro-Am division.unstoppable. Carlson took his machine to another
victory lane appearance on Sunday, his ninth feature win of the season and
fourth race in a row. Carlson started in the ninth position, but it took
him less than two laps to charge to the front. Carlson dominated the rest
of the field again, winning by nearly a full straightaway despite many
Travis Alley also came from deep in the field to win in the Jasper Engines
and Transmissions Hobby Stock division. Alley powered his way to the front,
taking the lead and pulling away from the field in the final laps. Alley's
closest challenge came from runner-up Pat Huggins. It was Alley's fifth
feature win of the season.
After the final checkered flag, the Demo Derby Grand Finale hit the track.
After the crashing and smashing of an 18-car field came to an end, Kevin
Farr was declared the winner amongst the wreckage on the front stretch.
Racing continues next Sunday as DirtDrivers.com presents the NASCAR Weekly
Racing Series. All four divisions will be in weekly action. In addition to
the weekly racing action, 76 Racing Gas presents the Super Late Model of the
Hill Qualifying, the final night of the qualifying before the King of the
Hill Finals on September 2. Plus, great prizes will be given away
throughout the night from Craftsman Tools. Adult admission $9, Seniors $7,
Kids 12 and Under FREE. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. with racing at 6:00 pm.
Sunday night's results:
NASCAR SUPER LATE MODELS
A-Feature: 1. John Hampel, 2. Ed Kosiski, 3. Leon Zeitner, 4. Jason
Hobscheidt, 5. Joe Kosiski, 6. Scott Koskovich, 7. Al Zeitner, 8. Mark
Wyman, 9. Jeff French, 10. Paul Glendenning, 11. Donnie McClellan, 12. Mike
Nanfito, 13. Bill Mlnarik, 14. Gary Hopp, 15. Vic Lovejoy, 16. Rob Wagner,
17. Chad Inserra, 18. Steve Light, 19. Steve Kosiski, 20. Landon Smith
Heat Race Winners: Scott Koskovich, Leon Zeitner
Points Leaders: 1. Joe Kosiski 696, 2. Ed Kosiski 618, 3. Mark Wyman, 608
WALKER UNIFORM RENTAL GRAND NATIONALS
A-Feature: 1. Jody Krug, 2. Brian Barrett, 3. Mike Wallace, 4. John Kinney
Jr., 5. Russ Hadan, 6. Pat Krug, 7. Rick Stolley, 8. Ron Tilley, 9. Bill
Leighton, 10. Chris Roberts, 11. Butch Levell, 12. Mike Danburg, 13. Dave
Cook, 14. Craig Preble, 15. Dave Jorgensen Sr., 16. Dave Jorgensen Jr., 17.
Jeff Jenkins, 18. Mike Meyer, 19. Dave Doll, 20. Mike Collins, 21. Al
Dreusdow, 22. Matt Myers, 23. Joe Kosiski, 24. Curt Pritchard, 25. Gary
Leapley, 26. Brian Kenkel
B-Feature: 1. Mike Collins, 2. Jeff Jenkins, 3. Dave Jorgensen Jr., 4. Dave
Cook, 5. Joe Kosiski, 6. Gary Joens Jr., 7. Jason Waite, 8. Rick Havenridge,
9. Ron Cumberledge, 10. Clint Benson, 11. Dan Cumberledge
B-Feature: 1. Butch Levell, 2. Curt Pritchard, 3. Dave Doll, 4. Mike Meyer,
5. Craig Preble, 6. Kevin Hamele, 7. Harry Nixon, 8. Fred Miller, 9. Corey
Zeitner, 10. Dave Ackerson, 11. Todd Morgran
Heat Race Winners: Jody Krug, Russ Hadan, Ron Tilley, Pat Krug
Points Leaders: 1. Rick Stolley 550, 2. Mike Wallace 550, 3. Jody Krug 522
O'REILLY AUTO PARTS PRO-AMS
A-Feature: 1. Scott Carlson, 2. Rick Negrete, 3. Gary Vincent, 4. Troy
Goulette, 5. Dan Hall, 6. Alan Schmitt, 7. Larry Robinson Jr., 8. Curt
Drake, 9. Jeff Bonney, 10. Jerry Turek, 11. Ron Tex Jr., 12. Mark Day, 13.
Chuck Dillon, 14. Brian Scott, 15. Todd Remmereid, 16. Steve Peoples, 17.
Dan Steier, 18. Jason Heiman, 19. Bob Tanner, 20. Kevin Gigax, 21. Todd
Schmitt, 22. Mike Brown, 23. John Anderson, 24. Nick Steier
B-Feature: 1. Jeff Bonney, 2. Chuck Dillon, 3. Ron Tex Jr., 4. Dan Steier,
5. Dan Vincent, 6. Doug Stevenson, 7. Russ Joons, 8. Denny Haukaas, 9. Dan
Jackson, 10. Paul Remmereid
B-Feature: 1. Alan Schmitt, 2. Steve Peoples, 3. Brian Scott, 4. Bob
Tanner, 5. Nick Hermsen, 6. Bob Wallace, 7. Denny Berghahn, 8. Tim Moore, 9.
Andy Thompsen, 10. Ray Dessel, 11. Don Mohr
Heat Race Winners: Kevin Gigax, Dustin Jarillo, Jason Heiman, Scott Carlson
Points Leaders: 1. Scott Anderson 2510, 2. Mark Day 2464, 3. Scott Carlson
JASPER ENGINES AND TRANSMISSIONS HOBBY STOCKS
A-Feature: 1. Travis Alley, 2. Pat Huggins, 3. Joe Feyen, 4. Tony Pavic, 5.
Adam Von Busch, 6. Ron Allen, 7. Ben Heyne, 8. Greg Houdesheldt, 9. Jeremy
Moss, 10. John Austin, 11. Jimmy Nichols, 12. Herbie Ziemann, 13. Eric
Hanson, 14. David Christensen, 15. Todd Bell, 16. Bryan Mass, 17. Tim Terry,
18. Mike Hansen
Heat Race Winners: Joe Feyen, Adam Von Busch
Points Leaders: 1. Travis Alley 2368, 2. Joe Feyen 2362, 3. Tony Pavic 2303
DEMO DERBY GRAND FINALE
Top 10: 1. Kevin Farr, 2. Joe Zanca, 3. R.J. Kline, 4. Mark Pafford, 5.
Nick Ricken, 6. Bob Muhlbach, 7. Travis Alley, 8. Brent Harrill, 9. Ron
Rydberg, 10. Mandy Alley