Hoker East Late Models Opening Season In Iowa

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MAQUOKETA, Iowa – When the green flag flies Thursday at Davenport Speedway, it will start the second season of the Haulin’ with Hoker Super Late Model East Series.

The winner of the Super Late Model feature will bank a $5,000 payday.

Joining the super late models on the quarter-mile oval will be modifieds racing for a $1,000 top prize, and SportMods competing for $500-to-win. Also in action will be the Nostalgic Stock Car Racing Club vintage late models. There is no entry fee for support classes.

The “Haulin’ with Hoker” Super Late Model East Series made three stops at Davenport last year. Victories went to Andy Eckrich, Bill Leighton Jr., and Jeff Aikey.

Tad Popisil of Norfolk, Neb., is the defending series champion.

The series is operated by Joe and Steve Kosiski of Omaha, Neb. The brothers’ Kosiski once dominated the half-mile track at Davenport. They combined for 14 victories between 1989 and 2002, while racing there on a limited basis.

Grandstand tickets for the April 8, “Thursday Thunder” event are $20 for adults, and $17 for teens and seniors. Children 12 and under are free with a paid adult. Pit passes are $35.

The pit gate opens at 3 p.m., with the grandstands opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps start at 6 p.m., with racing to follow.

“Thursday Thunder” returns to Davenport Speedway on April 15. The featured class will be the Lucas Oil MLRA Late Models.

Modifieds, Sportmods, and the American Iron Racing Series will be the support classes.