Brown, Lowry, Carter, Whalen and Schroeder Take Checkers on Bill & Ray's Night

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July 31, 2014

Brown, Lowry, Carter, Whalen and Schroeder Take Checkers on Bill

& Ray's Night

By Jeremy Fox

Oskaloosa, Iowa (July

30th, 2014)
Wednesday's nights racing action was hot and heavy all night

long on Bill & Ray's Truck Repair and Wrecker Service Night. The youngster

had a candy toss on the front stretch during intermission thanks to the night's


The Stock Car King of the Hill saw Zack Vanderbeek beat Grinnell's Todd

Reitzler for a brand new hooiser tire and $250 in cash. Osky Challenge Promoter

and Sprint Car Driver Terry McCarl was in attendance hot lapping his car.

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

Stocks 15 lap feature. Bobby Greene lead the opening lap but his lead was short

lived as Craig Brown was able to take the lead away. Brown held off Mike

Hughes, who was going for seven in a row, including the last lap when Hughes

tried to take the lead away. Brown was not to be denied win number two of the

season at Osky. Hughes settled for second, Danny Thrasher was third, Dustin

Griffiths was fourth and Shannon Sherwood was fifth.

Charlie Weber grabbed the early lead in the 16 lap IMCA SportMod feature. Weber

continued to lead until the first race caution on lap six when Bill Wears spun

in turn two. Brayton Carter took the lead away on the restart from Weber

meanwhile Weber stayed in tow until Curtis VanDerWal and Brett Lowry snuck by

him, Weber than brought out the caution on lap nine. Carter continued to lead

through the caution on lap 13 for debris in turn two. On the restart, Carter

had to contend with VanDerWal and it was VanDerWal taking the lead away on lap

14. VanDerWal and Carter got together in turn two both sent to the tail that

handed the lead over to Brett Lowry. Lowry lead the remaining laps to take

fourth win of 2014 at Osky including a green-white-checkered finish after the

final race caution when Colton Livezey and VanDerWal got together. Tony

Johnson, Carter VanDenBerg, Corey Van Zante and Carter rounded out the top


In the "Class To Tough To Tame" Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars 18 lap

feature it was Todd Reitzler jumping out to the early lead. Cayden Carter

grabbed the lead away on lap five meanwhile Orange Crush teammate Zack

Vanderbeek got by Reitzler for second with five laps to go. Carter went on to

take seventh win on the season and fifth in a row meanwhile for the second week

in a row Vanderbeek finished second. Reitzler was third, Corey Stout was fourth

and Mike Harward was fifth.

Matt Moore lead the first three laps in the IMCA Sport Compacts ten lap feature

before Trent Orwig took it away on lap four. Orwig lead until lap eight when

"Happy Feet" Bill Whalen took the top spot away. Whalen went on to

take ninth win at Osky in 2014. Orwig and Moore finished second and third respectively

meanwhile John Whalen finished fourth on the final lap despite no left rear

wheel. John Menuis was fifth.

Final Feature of the night was 16 lap Musco Lighting IMCA Modified feature and

it was Bill Davis Jr grabbing the early lead. Tyler Groenendyk took the lead

away on lap six and two laps later the only race caution came out for Ray

Bunnell in turn two. Groenendyk held on until lap ten when "Kool Aid"

Andrew Schroeder took the lead away. Schroeder went on to take his fourth win

at Osky. Cayden Carter came across second, Groenendyk fell back to third, Davis

was fourth and Jerry Pilcher was fifth.

Next Week on Monday Night the Speedway will host the 19th Annual Musco Lighting

Front Challenge promoted by Terry McCarl. More information can be found out

Weekly racing takes a couple weeks off because of the Front Challenge next week

and the Iowa State Fair the following week and will return with Edel Lawn

Service Night on Wednesday August 20th. Hot Laps at 7pm and Racing at 7:30pm.

For More information check out or call Mike Van Genderen at