Springteen, Shute, Stout, VanDerWal, Griffiths and Whalen Win At Southern Iowa Speedway

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May 7, 2014

Oskaloosa, Iowa (May 7th,

– Sunny and 80 degrees

welcome everybody on Wednesday Night at the Southern Iowa Speedway after being

rained out the last two weeks. There was some amazing two and three wide racing

all night long on Van Wall Equipment, Bank Iowa and Vital Men Ministries Night.

At Intermission, Both fans and drivers were given the opportunity to win free

admission into next weeks races. Nathan Wood and Brett Lowry earned a free pit


First feature of the night was the IMCA Sport Compacts feature was Bill Whalen

Jr jumping to the early lead and never looking back as he went on to take the

win. Whalen dedicated the win to defending track champion Merv Chandler. Trent

Orwig ran second the entire race with Matt Moore in third, Nicholas Vanhamert

in fourth and Matt Beal in fifth.

Next was the Budweiser IMCA Stock Car 18 lap feature event. It was Corey Stout

from across the street grabbing the early lead but it was not easy as Todd

Reitzler and Donnie Pearson was knocking on the back side. Around the midway

point of the race, Stout and Reitzler was joined by Brad Pinkerton and Nathan

Wood. Pinkerton grabbed second away and began to battle with Stout through the

remaining laps and then Todd Reitzler made it a three car battle for the last

two laps but it was Stout holding on and taking the win over Pinkerton,

Reitzler, Wood and Nunnikhoven.

KBOE Radio IMCA Sport Mods feature saw the youngster "Speedy" Brayton

Carter taking the top spot from his outside front row starting spot but Jenae

Gustin stay with him. Just after the leader completed lap two the caution came

out for debris in turn two. On the restart, Carter and Gustin saw Curtis

Vanderwal go on by. Vanderwal began to pull away and looked to be heading on to

the easy win only to see the caution come out on lap 13. Vanderwal held off Carter

and Jason McDaniel to take the win. McDaniel got back by Carter to finish

second. Lowry was fourth and Ryan Fullenkamp was fifth.

In the Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stocks feature, it was Brad Stephens taking the

top spot but behind was the battle that included several drivers. Stephens

continued to lead when the caution came ou on lap 11. Dustin Griffiths grabbed

the lead away on the restart, only to see the caution come out a few more

times, one which forced a green-white-checkered. Griffiths held on to take the

win over Danny Thrasher, Nick Ulin, Bill Bonnett and Travis Bunnell.

The Initial start in the Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds feature was called off.

When the race got going it was Andrew Schroeder taking control. Schroeder lead

until the caution came out on lap eight when Jesse Sobbing experienced

troubles. Cayden Carter took the lead away on the restart only to see the

caution come out for the final time on lap 11. Carter however had to contend

with Todd Shute and it was Shute grabbing the lead away on lap 14. Shute lead

the remaining laps to take his second win in as many points nights at SIS.

Carter, Jacob Murray, Schroeder and Adam Larson rounded out the top five.

Final feature of the night was the IMCA Late Models, which was a no contest as

Wapello's Colby Springsteen started on the outside front row. Springsteen

pulled away and never looked back to take the win. Nick Marolf ran second the

entire 20 laps meanwhile Todd Cooney ran third. Jeremy Grady went by Darrel

DeFrance for the fourth spot on the final lap.

Racing action continues next Wednesday Night as it will be Farmer’s Support

America and Kelderman Hobby Shack Night. IMCA Late Models will be on the card

as will IMCA Modifieds, Stock Cars, Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks and Sport

Compacts. Hot Laps at 7:00 p.m. and Racing at 7:30 p.m.