Hughes Makes It Six In a Row at Osky

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July 24, 2014

Hughes Makes It Six In a Row at Osky

By Jeremy Fox

Oskaloosa, Iowa (July 23rd, 2014) Well after a last week's busy week

of racing at the Southern Iowa Speedway is a rather calm week as nobody new

what to expect. Racing was exciting despite the car count which saw three

drivers continue there winning streaks.

First feature of the night was the Pepsi Cola Mahaska Bottling IMCA Hobby

Stocks 15 lap feature. Steve Allen started on the outside front row and jumped

out to the early lead despite having Danny Thrasher knocking on his back side

early. Allen was able to put a little seperation but that was short lived as

Thrasher, Mike Hughes and Dustin Griffiths chase him back down. Allen held off

all challenges until the last set of turns when Mike Hughes made the move and

snuck the win away from Allen for his 10th win of the season at Osky and 6th in

a row. Allen finished second, Griffiths was third, Thrasher was fourth and Nick

Ulin was fifth.

Matt Moore grabbed the early lead in the ten lap IMCA Sport Compacts feature

but then "Happy Feet" Bill Whalen was able to grab the lead away on

lap six. The only caution came out on lap eight for Matt Beal in turn two but

it was Whalen taking his eighth win and third in a row.  Trent Orwig was

second, Moore fell back to third, John Whalen was fourth and Matt Girdley was


In the Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds 15 lap feature it was Scott Dickey taking

advantage of his outside front row starting spot as he took the lead early. The

first race caution came out on lap three for Tyler Groenendyk spun around in

turn two. That did not bother Dickey neither did the caution on lap nine for

Ray Bunnell on the backstretch as Dickey went on to take the win. Cayden

Carter, Andrew Schroeder, Kyle  Brown and Casey Greubel rounded out the

top five.

Tony Johnson lead the first eight laps in the KBOE Radio IMCA SportMods 16 lap

feature before fellow Oskaloosa driver Curtis VanDerWal took the lead away on

lap nine. VanDerWal cruised on to take his fifth win of the season. Ryan

Fullenkamp came across the line in second but was disqualifed in post race tech

inspection that moved up Brett Lowry to second. Johnson came home in third,

Carter Vandenberg was fourth and Brayton Carter was fifth.

Final Feature of the night was 16 lap IMCA Stock Cars feature and it was Todd

Reitzler grabbing the lead but just after the completion of lap one the caution

came out for debris in turn one. Reitzler saw Orange behind because Kelderman

Orange Crush teammates Cayden Carter and Zack Vanderbeek was there. Carter took

the lead away on lap two meanwhile Vanderbeek following in too second. Carter

held off Vanderbeek to take his 6th of season and 4th in a row. Corey Stout got

by Todd Reitzler for third meanwhile Kris Walker rounded out the top five.

Next Wednesday Night will be Billy Ray's Truck Repair and Wrecker Service

Night. Hot Laps at 7pm and Racing at 7:30pm.

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