By: Eric Huenefeld
Those Iowa race fans who braved the October-like temperatures Friday night at Hawkeye Downs in Cedar Rapids, Iowa were treated to an outstanding racing show by Mid-American Stock Car Series teams representing five states.
SPOONMORE ON TOP at HAWKEYE DOWNS
Numerous lead changes, double-file racing and a little unpredictability filled the 46 lap feature event. When the dust settled, 2012 Mid-American Stock Car Series Champion Jeremy Spoonmore stood tall above the rest and claimed his first victory of 2014.
Spoonmore's task was far from easy, starting in tenth position as a result of a large invert following qualifying. Veteran racer Scott Null led the 17-car field to green and immediately was under assault from outside pole sitter Erik Pierce. Pierce swooped past Null from the outside groove, a maneuver several racers perfected by races end. After storming to the lead, Pierce enabled himself to slip away from the remainder of the field, which included several hard fought battles for position. By lap ten, Pierce built a ten car length lead on the balance of the field and it appeared as if the Crystal Lake, Illinois driver was ready to cruise to his first series win.