Poplar Grove Speedway hosts Clone Nationals
Racers from several states compete for prize money
KAMRAR – Poplar Grove Speedway of Kamrar held the 12th Annual Clone Nationals on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019. Racers from several states raced for trophies and more than $4,500 in money payouts.
The highlight of the day was the Senior Clone Class that was racing for $1,000 to win. Aaron Waller of Traer was the first to cross the finish line for $1,000 with Jeff Edwards from Ames Iowa following right behind to receive a check for $500. The Junior II Clone Class raced for $500 to win. Kart #8 that was powered by Bradlee Laugen of Leland Iowa was the winner with a close 2nd to Tate Bieret of Wall Lake Iowa for $300. Cruz Sanders of Papillion Nebraska raced his kart #18 to the finish line to claim the $500 for the Junior I Clone Class with Brandon VanKlompenburg of Orange City Iowa coming in 2nd for $200. The Clone Putt Putt class saw young racers from the age of 5 to 8 racing their hearts out to finish. Hayden Gapp, of Duncombe Iowa, came in 2nd and receiving $75 with Kryan Kelly of Laneboro Iowa getting the checked flag and receiving $100.
Tim and Holly Mortenson, owners of Poplar Grove Speedway, said, “We’d would like to congratulate all the racers for a great race and thank the sponsors that helped to make this day possible.” The sponsors were: Sports Park Raceway, Forest City Family Dentistry, Jon Braathon, Delaware Speedway, Medema Kompetition Karting, Story County Truck & Auto, 448 Designs-Jacob Pruismann, Performance Electric-Jason Vansickel, Pickles Pub, Mortenson Farms, Plain Metal Salvage, Dave Doughty Auto, Iowa Forklift and Equipment LLC, Dekalb/Asgrow, Ballhagen Racing, Waller Raicng LLC, Uncle Frank’s Racing and several anonymous sponsors.
2019 Clone Nationals Results
Jr I Wing Lo206
1. Brantley Tjaden, Norwalk, $50; 2. Sierra Gary, Marshalltown, $25
1. Karter Evans, Paulina, $50; 2. Kam Haggard, Humboldt, $25
Unlimited All Star-Trophy Class
1. Carter Laugen, Leland; 2. Kent Sommerlot, Dunkerton; 3. Don Rasmussen, Omaha Nebraska; DNS Tyler Sommerlot, Dunkerton
Restricted Box Stock
1. Landon Elliott, Boone, $60; 2. Kolton Hoffer, Sioux City, $30
Clone Putt Putt
1. Kyran Kelly, Lanesboro, $100; 2. Hayden Gapp, Duncombe, $75; 3. Blake Johnson, Garner, $50; 4. Cayden Kropp, Dewitt Nebraska
Jr I Clone
1. Cruz Sanders, Papillion, Nebraska $500; 2. Brandon Vanklompenburg, Orange City, $200; 3. Copper Quandt, Carroll, $100; 4. Turner Bennett, Des Moines; 5. Deagin Prime, Britt; 6. Kayden Birkholz, Mason City
Jr II Clone
1. Bradlee Laugen, Leland, $500; 2. Tate Bieret, Wall Lake, $300; 3. Brody Frayne, Garner, $225; 4. Alexander Kenward, Mason City,$125; 5. Ashton Pankow, Elma, $75; 6. Christian Ohm, Humboldt; 7. Tommy Quandt, Carroll; 8. Ethan Wigg, Norwalk; 9. Evan Smith, Garner; 10. Abe Ambrose, Webster City; 11. Dale Schwamman, Fort Atkinson; 12. Austin Jones, Webster City
Hard Charger Award-Doug Vogel, Carrol, $100
1. Aaron Waller, Traer, $1,000; 2. Jeff Edwards, Ames, $500; 3. Jerod Ballhagen, Allison, $300; 4. Doug Vogel, Carroll, $200; 5. Nathan Donahue, Des Moines Iowa $100; 6. Cam Medema, Ida Grove Iowa; 7. Ryan Waller, Traer Iowa; 8. Matt Webb, Des Moines Iowa; 9. Lucas Jacobson, Mason City Iowa; 10. James Nighswonger, Osawatomie Kansas; 11. Jermiah Davis, North Liberty Iowa; 12. Josh Parcels, Des Moines Iowa; 13. DJ Robinson, Des Moines Iowa; 14. Tim Green, Moville Iowa