Oskaloosa, Iowa (April
15th, 2015) – After Mother Nature
took Drivers Get In Free Night a week ago, they got their chance on Wednesday
Night as it was Pro Line Building Company Night at the races. 85 race teams
checked in to tame the big half mile.
First feature of the
night was the IMCA Sport Compacts 12 lap feature event and it was Trent Orwig
taking the early lead. Orwig was not able to pull away as Bill Whalen Jr took
the top spot away on lap three. Whalen and Orwig continued to battle it out the
rest of the way and it was Orwig making the right move on lap ten to take the
win. Whalen settled for second, Matt Moore was third, John Whalen was fourth
and Seth Woodruff was fifth.
In the Pepsi IMCA Hobby
Stocks 16 lap feature, it was Danny Thrasher taking off right where he left two
weeks ago at the Frostbuster. The only race caution came out on lap seven when
Daniel Dyer had his right front wheel come off and sending him spinning on the
front stretch. Thrasher lead the entire distance and held off several
challenges from Jamie Songer to take the win. Bill Bonnett got by Songer for
second coming to the checkered. Dustin Griffiths and Derek Hodges finished fourth
and fifth respectively.
Shane Weller and Todd
Reitzler lead the field of 28 cars to the green in the 18 lap Budweiser IMCA
Stock Cars feature but it was Damon Murty taking the early lead. The first race
caution came out when Mike Brown, son of Southern Iowa Speedway Hall of Fame
Aaron Brown, spun in turn two. Murty was not to be slowed by down by it but
Zack Vanderbeek was able to work his way from seventh to second and finally
made the pass for the lead on lap eight. Murty tried several times to get back
by Vanderbeek until the final caution came out on lap 14 for Derrick Agee
coming to a stop at the top of turns three and four. Vanderbeek held on to win
meanwhile Cayden Carter got by Damon Murty on lap 15 to take second. Nathan
Wood and Mike Hughes rounded out the top five.
Next Up was the 18 lap
KBOE Radio IMCA Northern SportMods feature and it was Curtis VanDerWal, who
started inside row three taking the lead from the start. VanDerWal pulled away
and went on to take the win in the freature that went green-to-checkered. Brett
Lowry ran second the entire distance. Brayton Carter, Jake McBirnie and Jason
McDaniel completed the top five.
Final Feature of the
night was the 18 lap feature for the Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds feature.
Jimmy Gustin and Jacob Murray started front row and it was Jacob Murray
grabbing the top spot. Murray pulled away but the only race caution came out on
lap six when Cole Ferguson hit the wall hard in turn three, Ferguson was okay
but the race car had some heavy damage on the right side. Murray continued to
lead and went on to take the win despite hard charging Carter VanDenBerg.
Gustin came home in third, Tyler Groenendyk was fourth and Kyle Brown was
Next Wednesday Night at
the Southern Iowa Speedway it will be Southern Iowa Chassis Hobby Stock
Special. Hobby Stocks will be draw/redraw again $500 to win. Meanwhile thanks
to Edel Lawn Care the IMCA Stock Cars will be $500 to win (22 or more cars) or
$400 to win (21 or less) and IMCA SportMods will be $400 to win. Also racing
will be the IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sport Compacts. Hot Laps at 7pm and Racing