Barnes, Anderson, Hughes, Thrasher and Mather
Rock Out on Kiss 101.5 Night
By Jeremy Fox
Oskaloosa, Iowa (August 26th, 2015)
– The Southern Iowa Speedway return to action with Kiss 101.5 FM Classic Rock
on Wednesday after taking a couple of weeks off because of Southern Iowa Sprint
Week and the State Fair.
Josh Barnes (IMCA Sport Compacts), Logan Anderson (IMCA Northern SportMods),
Mike Hughes (IMCA Stock Cars), Danny Thrasher (IMCA Hobby Stocks) and Colt
Mather (IMCA Modifieds) all make visits to victory lane. 64 cars signed in to
take to the monster half mile. Youngsters also got to hop in race cars for some
First feature of the night was the ten lap IMCA Sport Compacts feature and it
was Bill Whalen grabbing the lead on lap one, in brother John's car. Josh
Barnes took the lead away on lap two though and never looked back. Whalen
finished second, Ryan Havel was third, Trent Orwig was fourth and Curt Myers
KBOE Radio IMCA Northern SportMods 16 lap feature was up next but before a lap
was completed, Austin Paul experienced mechanical issues. When the race finally
got going it was Charlie Weber leading lap one but Logan Anderson took the lead
away on lap two. Anderson pulled away and not even lap traffic was going to
deny him the win. Weber held on to second, Brayton Carter worked his way to
third, Jason McDaniel was fourth and Curtis VanDerWal came home in fifth.
Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars 18 lap feature started with a big incident in turn
one that involved Donnie Pearson, Brad Pinkerton, Nathan Wood, Cayden Carter,
Jerry Pilcher, Mike Brown and Kris Walker. All but Wood and Pilcher was able to
continue. Jason See wrestled the lead away on the restart but saw Damon Murty
and Mike Hughes right behind him when the caution came out again on lap six.
See saw Todd Reitzler get by on ;ap eight and the Murty took the lead away on
lap nine. Mike Hughes followed suit to second and set his sights on Murty.
Hughes took the lead away from Murty on lap 13 and Hughes would go on to take
the win. Hughes will be tied with Carter who finished 11th in points going into
season championship night. Murty, Reitzler, See and Walker rounded out the top
Jared Stephens led the opening lap of the Pespi Cola IMCA Hobby Stocks feature
but it was Danny Thrasher taking the lead away on lap two. Thrasher and the
field saw the caution come out on lap three for Stephens and then again on lap
four for Bobby Greene. Thrasher saw Travis Bunnell and Brad Stephens right
behind him but Thrasher was not going to be denied his second win of the season
at Osky. Travis Bunnell celebrated his birthday by finishing second once again.
Brad Stephens, Dustin Griffiths and Steve Allen finished third through fifth
Final feature of the night was the Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds feature event.
Andrew Schroeder wrestled the lead away from Ryan Fullenkamp but just after the
completion of lap one the caution was displayed for Fullenkamp and Adam Larson
in turn two. Schroeder continued to lead but saw Colt Mather right behind him.
Mather took the lead away from Schroeder on lap nine. Mather and the field saw
th caution come out late forcing a green-white-checkered but it was Mather that
took his second win at Osky in 2015. Cayden Carter took second away from
Schroeder on the final restart. Tyler Groenendyk finished fourth and Carter
VanDenBerg was fifth.
Southern Iowa Speedway will again take some time off and return on Wednesday
September 23rd for KBOE Radio and Mahaska Bottling Company Season Championship
Night. Hot Laps at 7pm Racing at 7:30pm.
Then do not forget about Friday and Saturday October 2nd and 3rd the Southern
Iowa Speedway hosts the 29th Annual Musco Lighting Fall Challenge.
For more information, Like Southern Iowa Speedway Every Wednesday Night on
facebook, check out oskyspeedway.com or call Mike Van Genderen at 641-521-0330.