Runner-up Stan Stover of Reinbeck finished a full straightaway behind Hansen at the end of the race. Only five cars finished on the same lap as Hansen.
Hansen has also captured the track titles at
Hawkeye Downs and the State Fairgrounds in Cedar Rapids . He’s also the favorite to win the
Oskaloosa championship, which hasn’t been run yet. Des Moines
Stover also finished second to Hansen in the
championship Saturday night. Des Moines
Sportman point leader Greg Kastli also won his class' season title Sunday night.
Hansen shouldn’t have as easy a time of it when he goes for his eighth
main event win of the season in Monday night's late model special. Tunis
Track promoter Claus Stricker says “a bunch” of new cars have indicated they’ll be in Waterloo Monday night to compete for a $6,200 purse, including $1,500 plus lap money to win the 75-lap feature.
Also, a couple of the top track regulars who were missing Sunday night have told Stricker they’ll be back for Monday night. Both Ed Sanger and Bill Zwanziger, the only repeat feature winners at
this year besides
Hansen, were racing out-of-state Sunday night Tunis
Sanger, who owns and maintains Hansen’s car, was trying his newly-built stock car on an asphalt race track in
regular, Tom Bartholomew, is out with
injuries sustained at the Boone Speedway Friday night. Bartholomew, who
suffered a broken vertebra in his back, was on hand to watch Sunday's races. Tunis
Dan Nesteby, Dick Schiltz, Karl Sanger and Denny Osborn finished third through sixth, respectively, and on the same lap as Hansen.
Tim McDonough of
worked his way up to seventh
while Roger Klingfus finished eighth in Tom Moore's sportsman car. Klingfus’
late model suffered mechanical problems early in the evening. Cedar Rapids
Kastli’s pre-race strategy almost backfired.
Since he was the point-leader, he had the option of starting on the inside or outside of the front row. He chose the outside, putting second leading sportsman money-winner Mike Krall on the inside.
Krall ran in first for the initial eight laps before Kastli got around him and went on for a convincing victory in the 30-lap event. Krall finished second with Larry Schmidt third and
Both late model heats were close. Dave Trower nipped Jack Mitchell in the first 10-lapper while Karl Sanger, driving his brother Ed’s old car, held off a Hansen charge in the second heat.
Wayne Hesse, Fuzzy Liddell and Krall won sportsman preliminaries
1. Curt Hansen
2. Stan Stover
3. D. Arthur Nesteby
4. Dick Schiltz
5. Karl Sanger
6. Denny Osborn
7. Tim McDonough
8. Roger Klingfus
9. Dave Trower
10. Jim Buhlman
1. Greg Kastli
2. Mike Krall
3. Larry Schmidt
4. Tom Moore
5. John Weers
6. Fuzzy Liddell
7. Craig Haupt