Girdley, Schroeder, Brown, Phillips and VanDerWal Victorious on Season Championship Night

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September 17, 2014

Girdley, Schroeder, Brown, Phillips and VanDerWal Victorious on

Season Championship Night

By Jeremy Fox

Oskaloosa, Iowa (September

17th, 2014)
–Wednesday night track points wrapped up at the Southern Iowa

Speedway on Pepsi Cola Mahaska Bottling and KBOE Radio Season Championships.

Fans were able to see the stars driving the hot rods because there was out of

the car introductions before the features. Track Champions determined and one

driver had a special surprise for somebody in victory lane.

First feature of the night was the IMCA Sport Compacts ten lap feature and Matt

Girdley jumped into the lead. Girdley would pull away and take his first win at

Osky. Track Champion Bill Whalen Jr came home in the runner up spot. John

Whalen finished third, Matt Moore was fourth and Nick Van Hamert was fifth.

Racing Veteran Jerry Pilcher grabbed the early lead in the 16 lap Musco

Lighting IMCA Modifieds feature. Rookie AJ Johnson and Tyler Groenendyk each

tried to get by Pilcher but was unsuccesful meanwhile Track Champion Andrew

Schroeder was working his way through the field. Schroeder took second away on

lap 11 and when Pilcher left the door open on lap 12 it was Schroeder taking

the lead. Schroeder went on to take the win over Pilcher, Johnson, Groenendyk

and Brandon Banks.

In the Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stocks 15 lap feature, Mike Kincaid grabbed the

lead early but shortly after lap two was scored the caution came out for Mike

Hughes and Adam Bonnett getting together in turn two. Kincaid continued to lead

until he slipped up on lap nine allowing Craig Brown to sneak on by. Brown lead

the remaining laps despite a hard charging Mike Hughes to take his third win of

the season at Osky. Hughes finished second, Brad Stephens was third, Kincaid

fell back to fourth and Track Champion Dustin Griffiths came across in fifth.

Todd Phillips started on the pole in the 18 lap Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars

feature and he took advantage grabbing the lead. Phillips had his handsful the

entire distance battling with Louis Lynch for the seven laps. Lynch experienced

troubles on lap eight resulting in the only caution. Phillips then saw Corey

Stout behind him but still manage to hold off the challenges and held off late

race challenges from Gary Harward to take the win. For Phillips it was not the

only victory of the night as after his victory lane interview he proposed to

his girlfriend Krystal and she accepted. Harward, Nathan Wood, Shane Weller and

Stout rounded out the top five. Track Champion was Cayden Carter.

Final Feature of the night was 16 lap KBOE Radio IMCA SportMods feature and it

was Colton Livezey grabbing the early lead which he held on to until Curtis VanDerWal

worked his way up to take the lead away on lap six. VanDerWal lead the

remaining laps despite a caution on lap eight to take his six win at Osky in

2014. Corey Van Zante was second, Tony Johnson was third, Charlie Weber was

fourth and Livezey was fifth.

Track points may have come to and end but racing at the Southern Iowa Speedway

is not done yet as the speedway will host the 28th Annual Musco Lighting Fall

Challenge on Friday and Saturday October 3rd and 4th.

Modifieds, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks and SportMods all race for a top prize of

$1,000 both Friday and Saturday. Sport Compacts are $250 to win both nights and

the Iowa Sportsman Series is on the card as well. Friday October 3rd, Hot Laps

at 6:45pm and Racing to Follow meanwhile on Saturday October 4th, Hot Laps at

6pm and Racing to Follow.

For More information check out or call Mike Van Genderen at