Cook Wins Tune-Up To The Stock Car Shootout at Southern Iowa Speedway

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June 25, 2014

Cook Wins Tune-Up To The

Stock Car Shootout at Southern Iowa Speedway

By Jeremy Fox

Oskaloosa, Iowa (June 25th, 2014) With the 19th Annual Budweiser Stock

Car Shootout and Inaugural Merv Chandler Memorial only a week away this was the

final week to tune them up. The track produced some great racing all night and

the Stock Cars seem to always leave the fans on their feet on Kelli Steil State

Farm Insurance and Titan Machinery Night.

First feature of the night was the IMCA Sport Compacts ten lap event. On the

first lap, they would go four wide entering turn one but when things settle

themselves out it was Austen Beccera grabbing the lead. Beccera saw Shaun

Slaughter take the lead away on lap three and never look back. Beccera finish

second, John Whalen was third, Cody Cleghorn was fourth and Bill Whalen was


Out next was the "Class to Tough Tame" the Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars

for their 18 lap feature. Brandon Jay jumped to early lead but Jason Cook was

knocking on the back side until the only race caution came out on lap two when

Damon Murty got side aways and collecting Todd Reitzler, Doug Sylvester and

Brock Welch in turn two, Murty was able to get moving before the yellow coming

out. On the restart, while Jay continued to lead, Cook saw Damon Murty take the

second spot away. Cook did not give up though as he took back the second spot

on lap four and took the lead away from Jay on lap five. Cook appeared to be

heading on to the win but he saw Murty and Cayden Carter try to take the win

away. Carter grabbed the lead coming to the white flag but Cook took back

coming to the checkered to pick up his first win at Osky. Carter, Murty, Corey

Stout and Jay rounded out the top five.

In the KBOE Radio IMCA Sport Mods 16 lap feature, it was Colton Livezey leading

the first lap. Curtis VanDerWal after having a bad week the week before found

his way to the top spot on lap two and then the caution came out on lap six for

Rich Vogt and Kelly Buckallew in turn two. VanDerWal would go on and take the

win over Brayton Carter, Jason McDaniel, Logan Anderson and Carter VanDenBerg.

Rookie AJ Johnson led the first lap in the Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds 15 lap

feature. Andrew Schroeder worked his away around on lap two. The only race

caution came out on lap nine when Dakota Hayden lost the left front wheel on

the exit of turn four. That did not bother either one but Johnson saw Cayden Carter

take the lead away on lap 13. Schroeder held on to take the win, Carter was

second, and Johnson was third. Casey Greubel and Scott Dickey was fourth and

fifth respectively.

Final Feature of the night was Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stocks for 15 laps. Travis

Bunnell grabbed the lead early only to see the caution come out after the

completion of lap one when Brandon Cox spun in turn two. Bunnell conitnued to

lead until Mike Hughes worked his way up to take second on lap six. Hughes was

then able to get by Bunnell for the lead on lap seven and would lead the

remaining laps to take the win. Craig Brown worked his way to second on lap

nine and tried to chase down Hughes but was unable to so he settled for second.

Bunnell was third, Nick Ulin was fourth and Danny Thrasher was fifth.

Next week the Southern Iowa Speedway kicks off the 4th of July Weekend with the

19th Annual Budweiser Great American Stock Car Shootout and Inaugural Merv

Chandler Memorial on Wednesday and Thursday Nights. $2,000 to win IMCA Stock

Cars, $1,000 to win IMCA Hobby Stocks and $700 to win IMCA Sport Compacts. All

IMCA Points (Track, Regional, State and National) will be awarded, track

provisionals for top two not qualifed for feature if in top 15 in SIS Points.

On Wednesday Night, the IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks and IMCA Sport

Compacts will run two heat races. First heat races will be based on draw and

the second heat will be inverted start of the draw, the top eight combined in

points will advance to Thursday. Also IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods and Iowa

Enduro Series will be racing a complete program. Hot Laps at 7pm and Racing at


Then on Thursday Night, All Cars not qualifed for the big dances in Stock Cars,

Hobby Stocks and Sport Compacts will line up by points earned on Wednesday and

with a couple of chances to qualify with news car starting at the tail. Top

eight cars in points from Wednesday Night will run a dash lined up by points.

IMCA SportMods will run another complete program on Thursday. Hot Laps at 7pm

and Racing at 7:30pm.

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