Vanderbeek Takes $1,500 in the Budweiser Stock Car Shootout at Osky

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July 3, 2013

By Jeremy Fox

Oskaloosa, Iowa (July 3rd, 2013
) –  As we celebrate the fourth of july

and thank to the people that gave us the opportunity to race. On Wednesday

Night the Southern Iowa Speedway did exactly that as the speedway hosted the

18th Annual Original Budweiser Stock Car Shootout. Earlier start time because

after the races fans, crews, drivers and track officials were greeted with a

beautiful firework display by the City of Oskaloosa, also in attendance was the

Budweiser Girls.

In the Budweiser Stock Car Shootout feature it was “Big Daddy” Jason Cook grabbing

the lead on the opening lap but just after the completion of lap one the

caution waved track point leader Nathan Wood encountered a flat tire and spun

in turn 4. Cook had John Oliver Jr. and Kris Walker on his back bumper but

Damon Murty snuck by Walker for third on the restart meanwhile Cook and Oliver

race wheel to wheel for the lead. The caution waved again on lap four when

Shane Paris, Abe Huls and Jim Mitchell got together in turn 1. Oliver grabbed

the lead away on the restart and then Murty got by both on lap six to take the

top spot.

Zack Vanderbeek started eleventh and worked his way to second on lap ten, then

began to chase down Murty, who checked out. Vanderbeek caught up to Murty on

lap sixteen and stole the lead away from Murty on lap seventeen. Vanderbeek

pulled away to take the win and grab the $1,500 paycheck. Damon Murty finished

in the runner-up position. Donavon Nunnikhoven in only is third night behind a

Stock Car came home in third. Todd Reitzler was fourth and David Brandies started

twenty-third and finish fifth.

Before one lap was completed in the IMCA Sport Compacts feature a multiple car

incident happen in turn four forcing a complete restart. Bill Whalen Jr.

grabbed the lead on the restart and lead the entire 10 lap feature despite

several challenges from John Whalen and Merv Chandler. Merv Chandler finish

second, John Whalen finish third, Trent Orwig was fourth and Richie Arnold in


Brayton Carter grabbed the early lead in the Pyramid Graphics and Sports IMCA

Sport Mods feature before the caution waved on lap 4 when Jason McDaniel

experience trouble. On the restart, Carter was passed by Curtis VanDerWal, who

moved his way through the field after starting tenth. VanDerWal  went on

to take his 5th win of the season at SIS. Josh Modde, Carter Vandenberg, Bill

Livezey and Eric Flander rounded out the top 5.

Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stocks feature saw Justin Hook lead lap one before “The

Dude” Danny Thrasher snuck by on lap two. Just after that the caution waved for

the only time for a tractor tire on the race track. Thrasher didn’t let it

bother him as he went on to take the win. Mike Hughes came home 2nd, Dustin

Griffiths finish 3rd after taking a week off a week ago. Hook and Blake Miller

finished fourth and fifth.

Bill Gibson jumped to the lead in the Musco Lighting IMCA Modified feature

before “Toddzilla” Todd Shute grabbed the lead on lap two. Shute had to deal

with the caution on lap 2 when Shaun Slaughter came to a stop on the

frontstretch. Shute tried to pull away but Jacob Murray worked his way into

second on lap four. Murray however went for a ride on lap five going into turn

three, hitting the tractor tire before rolling off turn 3, Murray was okay.

Shute began to pull away this time until a caution waved for the final time on

lap 12 for debris in turn 2. Shute was not to be denied the win, Steve Stewart

finish 2nd. Bill Gibson, Kyle Wahlert and Jimmy Gustin finish third through


Next Wednesday Night will be the 2nd Annual Dave Lowry Memorial Race sponsored

by Monte Motor Parts. Also on the card will be the Iowa Sportsman Series and

their will be a Sport Mod King of the Hill race. Hot Laps at 7pm and Racing at


Then get ready as the following week there will be two nights of racing as part

of the Southern Iowa Fair. Tuesday July 16th, The Hawkeye Dirt Tour and IMCA

Late Models plus Sport Mods, Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks and then the following

night Wednesday July 17th, Southern Iowa Fair Races featuring Modifieds, Stock

Cars, Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks and Sport Compacts.

Southern Iowa Speedway Results

18th Annual Budweiser Stock Car Shootout

July 3rd, 2013

Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds

1. 5 Todd Shute (Des Moines); 2. 17T Steve Stewart (Burlington);

3. 38 Bill Gibson (Knoxville); 4. 149 Kyle Wahlert (Pleasant Hill); 5. 19 Jimmy

Gustin (Marshalltown); 6. 77 Josh Foster (Newton); 7. 17 Tyler Groenendyk

(Oskaloosa); 8. 1+ Bill Davis Jr. (Des Moines); 9. 13 Matt Waugh (Altoona); 10.

71W Jeff Waterman (Quincy, IL); 11. 47 Josh Truman (Indianola); 12. 00X Shaun

Slaughter (Iowa City); 13. 64 Casey Greubel (Lacona); 14. 48J Jacob Murray

(Hartford); 15. 40 Scott Dickey (Packwood); 16. 22 Brandon Banks (Washington)

Heat 1: 1. Davis; 2. Waterman; 3. Gibson; 4. Foster; 5. Stewart; 6.

Wahlert; 7. Murray; 8. Greubel

Heat 2: 1. Groenendyk; 2. Shute; 3. Dickey; 4. Truman; 5. Gustin; 6.

Slaughter; 7. Banks; 8. Waugh

Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars

1. 33Z Zack Vanderbeek (New Sharon); 2. 99D Damon Murty (Chelsea);

3. 2N Donavon Nunnikhoven (Sully); 4. 22R Todd Reitzler (Grinnell); 5. 71 David

Brandies (Atalissa); 6. 27J Jason Cook (Mt. Pleasant); 7. 05 John Oliver Jr.

(Danville); 8. 19A Alan Van Gorp (Des Moines); 9. 6J Brandon Jay (Columbus

Junction); 10. 3W Jeff Wollam (Marshalltown); 11. 93 Doug Adamy (Columbus, NE);

12. 14 Tom Bowling (Danville); 13. 94 Corey Stout (Oskaloosa); 14. M36 Clay

Mercer (Corning); 15. 52J Jeremy Pundt (Donnellson); 16. 18 Kris Walker

(Oskaloosa); 17. 7S Jason Minnehan (Churdan); 18. 19J Jay Schmidt (Tama); 19.

62 Brad Pinkerton (New Sharon); 20. 17C Shane Paris (Muscatine); 21. 30C Abe

Huls (Carthage, IL); 22. M5 Jim Mitchell (Webster City); 23. 52 Nathan Wood

(Sigourney); 24. 47 Scott Pippert (Elberon)

B-Feature 1 (top 4 transfer): 1. Jay; 2. Pippert; 3. Pinkerton; 4.

Brandies; 5. 566 Jim Lynch (Donnellson); 6. 4W John Watson (Des Moines); 7. 73C

Carl Yaw Jr. (Pleasant Hill); 8. 87 Les Blakley (Fairfield); 9. 19 Donnie

Pearson (Oskaloosa); 10. 38 Rich Vogt (Fairfield)

B-Feature 2 (top 4 transfer):
1. Paris; 2. Wollam; 3. Mitchell; 4. Pundt;

5. 44 Todd Fisher (Carlisle); 6. 77T Trent Jeanes (Chartion); 7. 00 Adam Hagen

(Des Moines); 8. 49G Leroy Groenendyk (Oskaloosa); 9. 48 Michael Larson

(Hannibal, MO); 10. 9W Ryan Walker (Wilton)

Heat 1: 1. Cook; 2. Vanderbeek; 3. K. Walker; 4. Bowling; 5. Jay; 6.

Pinkerton; 7. Lynch; 8. Watson; 9. Yaw

Heat 2: 1. Murty; 2. Nunnikhoven; 3. Mercer; 4. Huls; 5. Paris; 6.

Mitchell; 7. R. Walker; 8. Jeanes; 9. Groenendyk

Heat 3: 1. Schmidt; 2. Van Gorp; 3. Wood; 4. Stout; 5. Pearson; 6.

Pippert; 7. Brandies; 8. Blakley; 9. Vogt

Heat 4: 1. Oliver; 2. Minnehan; 3. Adamy; 4. Reitzler; 5. Wollam; 6.

Fisher; 7. Larson; 8. Pundt; 9. Hagen

Pyramid Graphics and Sports IMCA SportMods

1. 1V Curtis VanDerWal (Oskaloosa); 2. 30X Josh Modde (Des

Moines); 3. 7 Carter VanDenBerg (Oskaloosa); 4. 29 Bill Livezey (New Sharon);

5. 12 Eric Flander (Barnes City); 6. 72 Brett Lowry (Montezuma); 7. 8T Tony

Johnson (Oskaloosa); 8. 3L Clint Luellen (Minburn); 9. 42 Tyler Heckart

(Ottumwa); 10. 10 Brayton Carter (Oskaloosa); 11. 13T Taylor Musselman

(Norwalk); 12. 64 Brandon Leeman (Roland); 13. 2 Bill Wears (Des Moines); 14.

8J A.J. Johnson (Oskaloosa); 15. 85 Jason McDaniel (Eldon); 16. 9A Logan

Anderson (Oskaloosa)

Heat 1: 1. Anderson; 2. Modde; 3. Flander; 4. T. Johnson; 5. VanDerWal;

6. McDaniel; 7. Musselman; 8. Leeman

Heat 2: 1. Carter; 2. VanDenBerg; 3. A.J. Johnson; 4. Heckart; 5.

Livezey; 6. Luellen; 7. Lowry; 8. Wears

Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stocks

1. 84 Danny Thrasher (Agency); 2. 11 Mike Hughes (Oskaloosa); 3.

10G Dustin Griffiths (Ottumwa); 4. 33 Justin Hook (Oskaloosa); 5. 2013B Blake

Miller (Des Moines); 6. 19 Bill Bonnett (Knoxville); 7. 69 Craig Brown (Eldon);

8. 96R Jamie Songer (Ankeny); 9. 32T Bobby Greene (Eddyville); 10. 77 Derek

Hodges (Des Moines); 11. 10 Dale Porter (Bloomfield); 12. 21 Nick Ulin

(Agency); 13. 79S Jason See (Albia); 14. 224 Gina Gruebel (Lacona); 15. 3S

Steve Allen (Oskaloosa); 16. 7A Aaron Osweiler (South English); 17. 3 Travis

Bunnell (Hedrick)

Heat 1: 1. Songer; 2. Hughes; 3. Griffiths; 4. Thrasher; 5. Miller; 6.

Osweiler; 7. Greene; 8. Ulin; 9. Hodges

Heat 2: 1. Allen; 2. Brown; 3. Bonnett; 4. Hook; 5. See; 6. Bunnell; 7.

Greubel; 8. Porter

IMCA Sport Compacts

1. 00W Bill Whalen Jr. (Riverside); 2. 2 Merv Chandler (Urbana);

3. 77 John Whalen (Ainsworth); 4. 04 Trent Orwig (Blakesburg); 5. 66R Richie

Arnold (Ottumwa); 6. 33V Nicholas Van Hamert (Bloomfield); 7. 92 Kevin

Kirkpatrick (Ottumwa); 8. 2M Matt Moore (Ottumwa); 9. 22F Michael Belger


Heat :
1. Kirkpatrick; 2. Orwig; 3. Chandler; 4. Arnold; 5. B. Whalen; 6.

J. Whalen; 7. Van Hemert; 8. Moore; 9. Belger