Carter, VanDerWal, Murty, Griffiths, and Chandler all Repeat Winners at SIS on KISS 101.5 Night

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July 24, 2013

By Jeremy Fox

Oskaloosa, Iowa (July 24th 2013) –  Beautiful weather, temperatures

with very little humidity created a great night of racing at SIS. They were

racing two, three and four wide right off the the start of many races on KISS

101.5 Night and it produced some great finishes.

First feature of the night was the IMCA Sport Compacts feature and it was Kevin

Kirkpatrick grabbing the lead.Kirkpatrick slid up the race track and opened up

the door for Merv Chandler, who was driving his son Nathan’s car since his blew

up on Sunday, to sneak by for the lead. Chandler went on to take his seventh

win of the season at SIS, Kassidy Kirkpatrick got by his dad for second as did

John Whalen for third. Kevin Kirkpatrick and Bill Whalen Jr. was fourth and

fifth respectively.

Before a lap was completed the caution waved in the Pyramid Graphics and Sports

IMCA Sport Mods feature when Cory Van Zante, Jason McDaniel and Eric Flander

got together in turn one. When the race finally got rolling it ran

green-to-checkered. “Speedy Bray” Brayton Carter grab the early lead until

track point leader Curtis VanDerWal, who made his way through the field from

his ninth place starting position, grabbed the lead away on lap five. VanDerWal

went on to take his seventh win of the season. Carter VanDenBerg finish second,

Brett Lowry was third, Brad Iverson was fourth and Eric Flander was fifth.

Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stocks feature also saw a caution before one lap was

completed when Travis Bunnell and Dale Porter got together in turn one. On the

restart it was Bobby Greene jumping to the early lead and he appeared to be

going on to the win until the caution waved again on lap seven. Greene got a

slow but good restart and was able to hold on until the caution waved when

Aaron Osweiler and Gina Greubel got together in turn four on lap twelve. This

time on the restart, Greene didn’t have a very good one as Dustin Griffiths and

Bill Bonnett got by and they race wheel-to-wheel the last three laps with Griffiths

taking his fourth of the season and second in a row at SIS. Bill Bonnett finish

second, Bobby Greene came across in third but was disqualified in post-race

tech inspection for illegal carburetor that moved Justin Hook to third. Jason

See to fourth and  Steve Allen to fifith.

Bill Davis Jr. grabbed the lead in the Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds feature

and it appeared he was going to take the win in the feature that went

green-to-checkered. “The Gasman” Cayden Carter made his way by Randy Havlik on

lap fourteen and then set his sights on Davis and Carter made the pass on the

final lap. For Carter it was his second win of the season at his hometown

track. Davis settled for runner up position with Havlik, Brandon Banks and

Jacob Murray rounding out the top 5.

Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars saw “From Across the Street” Corey Stout grabbing the

lead on the opening lap but it was Brad Pinkerton grabbing the lead on lap two

and looking to finish right where he left off the week before. The caution

waved on lap five when Jason Cook had something break in the front end of his

car and forcing him to a stop on the front stretch. This allowed Damon Murty

and Todd Reitzler to grab the top spot away from Pinkerton, Pinkerton exited to

the pit area on lap seven. Meanwhile Murty and Reitzler battled it out for the

lead with each taking turns, Murty lead laps six through nine, Reitzler edged

ahead on lap ten and Murty on lap eleven. Reitzler grabbed the lead back on lap

twelve and held on until coming to the white flag when Murty snuck back by.

Murty took his third win at SIS. Reitzler, Donavon Nunnikhoven, Stout and Kris

Walker rounded out the top 5.

Final feature of the night was the Iowa Sportsman Series 15 lap feature and it

was Paul Meinres leading the first lap but just before the completion of lap

two, Meinres made heavy contact with the wall in the exit of turn four. That

handed the lead over to Gene Tish, Tish went on to lead the remaining laps to

pick up another Sportsman Series win at SIS. Darin Van Dee, Travis Dawson,

Denny Binns and Chad Reynolds finish second through fifth respectively.

Next week will be 1st Community Credit Union Night at the Southern Iowa

Speedway with Hot Laps at 7pm and Racing at 7:30pm.

Then the following week the speedway will host the Front Row Challenge

featuring NASCAR Driver Tony Stewart and the Ultimate Challenge on Monday and

Tuesday August 5th and 6th as part of the Southern Iowa Speedway. Because of

that the Speedway will take a hiatus that Wednesday and then the following week

for the State Fair before racing returns August 21st.

Southern Iowa Speedway Results

KISS 101.5 Night

July 24th, 2013

Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds

Feature: 1. 10C Cayden Carter (Oskaloosa); 2. 1+ Bill Davis Jr. (Des

Moines); 3. 3Z Randy Havlik (Boone); 4. 22 Brandon Banks (Washington); 5. 48J

Jacob Murray (Hartford); 6. 40 Scott Dickey (Packwood); 7. 38 Bill Gibson

(Knoxville); 8. 17 Tyler Groenendyk (Oskaloosa); 9. 64 Casey Greubel (Lacona);

10. 17X Steve Pumphrey (Fairfield)

Heat : 1. Davis; 2. Gibson; 3. Groenendyk; 4. Banks; 5. Havlik; 6.

Carter; 7. Greubel; 8. Murray; 9. Dickey; 10. Pumphrey

Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars

1. 99D Damon Murty (Chelsea); 2. 22R Todd Reitzler (Grinnell); 3.

2N Donavon Nunnikhoven (Sully); 4. 94 Corey Stout (Oskaloosa); 5. 18 Kris

Walker (Oskaloosa); 6. 52 Nathan Wood (Sigourney); 7. 19A Alan Van Gorp (Des

Moines); 8. 38 Rich Vogt (Fairfield); 9. 19 Donnie Pearson (Oskaloosa); 10. 7

Todd Phillips (Packwood); 11. 62 Brad Pinkerton (New Sharon); 12. 27J Jason

Cook (Mt. Pleasant)

Heat 1: 1. Murty; 2. Pinkerton; 3. Reitzler; 4. Pearson; 5. Van Gorp; 6.


Heat 2: 1. Stout; 2. Walker; 3. Wood; 4. Vogt; 5. Nunnikhoven; 6. Cook

Pyramid Graphics and Sports IMCA SportMods

1. 1V Curtis VanDerWal (Oskaloosa); 2. 7 Carter VanDenBerg

(Oskaloosa); 3. 72 Brett Lowry (Montezuma); 4. 8B Brad Iverson (Grinnell); 5.

12 Eric Flander (Barnes City); 6. 10 Brayton Carter (Oskaloosa); 7. 8T Tony

Johnson (Oskaloosa); 8. 42 Tyler Heckart (Ottumwa); 9. 9A Logan Anderson

(Oskaloosa); 10. 29 Bill Livezey (New Sharon); 11. 49G Leroy Groenendyk

(Oskaloosa); 12. 34Z Cory Van Zante (Sully); 13. 85 Jason McDaniel (Eldon)

Heat 1: 1. McDaniel; 2. VanDerWal; 3. Iverson; 4. Van Zante; 5.

VanDenBerg; 6. Livezey; 7. Groenendyk

Heat 2: 1. Carter; 2. Johnson; 3. Flander; 4. Lowry; 5. Heckart; 6.


Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stocks

1. 10G Dustin Griffiths (Ottumwa); 2. 19 Bill Bonnett (Knoxville);

3. 33 Justin Hook (Oskaloosa); 4. 79S Jason See (Albia); 5. 3S Steve Allen

(Oskaloosa); 6. 55 Jared Stephens (Bussey); 7. 7A Aaron Osweiler (South

English); 8. 224 Gina Greubel (Lacona); 9. 84 Danny Thrasher (Agency); 10. 3

Travis Bunnell (Hedrick); 11. 10 Dale Porter (Bloomfield); DQ 32T Bobby Greene


Heat 1: 1. Bunnell; 2. See; 3. Hook; 4. Bonnett; 5. Greubel; 6. Stephens

Heat 2: 1. Osweiler; 2. Porter; 3. Allen; 4. Thrasher; 5. Greene; 6.


IMCA Sport Compacts

1. 2 Merv Chandler (Urbana); 2. 27 Kassidy Kirkpatrick (Ottumwa);

3. 77 John Whalen (Ainsworth); 4. 92 Kevin Kirkpatrick (Ottumwa); 5. 00W Bill

Whalen Jr. (Riverside); 6. 2M Matt Moore (Ottumwa); 7. 04 Trent Orwig


Heat: 1. Kassidy Kirkpatrick; 2. Moore; 3. Kevin Kirkpatrick; 4. Orwig;

5. B. Whalen; 6. J. Whalen; 7. Chandler

Iowa Sportsman Series

1. 54 Gene Tish; 2. 11 Darin Van Dee; 3. 77 Travis Dawson; 4. 88JR

Denny Binns; 5. 4 Chad Reynolds; 6. 18 Kris Walker; 7. 55 Jared Stephens; 8. 8

Paul Meinres; 9. 33 Travis Hook; 10. 14 Roger Dickerson; 11. 7A Aaron Osweiler

Heat: 1. Walker; 2. Tish; 3. Dawson; 4. Osweiler; 5. Van Dee; 6. Binns;

7. Reynolds; 8. Hook; 9. Dickerson