Barnes, Anderson, Hughes, Thrasher, Mather rock out on KISS 101.5 Night

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August 26, 2015  |  by Jeremy Fox

The Southern Iowa Speedway return to action with Kiss 101.5 FM Classic Rock on Wednesday after taking a couple of weeks off because of Southern Iowa Sprint Week and the State Fair.

Josh Barnes (IMCA Sport Compacts), Logan Anderson (IMCA Northern SportMods), Mike Hughes (IMCA Stock Cars), Danny Thrasher (IMCA Hobby Stocks) and Colt Mather (IMCA Modifieds) all make visits to victory lane. 64 cars signed in to take to the monster half mile. Youngsters also got to hop in race cars for some kids rides.

First feature of the night was the ten lap IMCA Sport Compacts feature and it was Bill Whalen grabbing the lead on lap one, in brother John's car. Josh Barnes took the lead away on lap two though and never looked back. Whalen finished second, Ryan Havel was third, Trent Orwig was fourth and Curt Myers was fifth.

KBOE Radio IMCA Northern SportMods 16 lap feature was up next but before a lap was completed, Austin Paul experienced mechanical issues. When the race finally got going it was Charlie Weber leading lap one but Logan Anderson took the lead away on lap two. Anderson pulled away and not even lap traffic was going to deny him the win. Weber held on to second, Brayton Carter worked his way to third, Jason McDaniel was fourth and Curtis VanDerWal came home in fifth.

Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars 18 lap feature started with a big incident in turn one that involved Donnie Pearson, Brad Pinkerton, Nathan Wood, Cayden Carter, Jerry Pilcher, Mike Brown and Kris Walker. All but Wood and Pilcher was able to continue. Jason See wrestled the lead away on the restart but saw Damon Murty and Mike Hughes right behind him when the caution came out again on lap six. See saw Todd Reitzler get by on ;ap eight and the Murty took the lead away on lap nine. Mike Hughes followed suit to second and set his sights on Murty. Hughes took the lead away from Murty on lap 13 and Hughes would go on to take the win. Hughes will be tied with Carter who finished 11th in points going into season championship night. Murty, Reitzler, See and Walker rounded out the top five.

Jared Stephens led the opening lap of the Pespi Cola IMCA Hobby Stocks feature but it was Danny Thrasher taking the lead away on lap two. Thrasher and the field saw the caution come out on lap three for Stephens and then again on lap four for Bobby Greene. Thrasher saw Travis Bunnell and Brad Stephens right behind him but Thrasher was not going to be denied his second win of the season at Osky. Travis Bunnell celebrated his birthday by finishing second once again. Brad Stephens, Dustin Griffiths and Steve Allen finished third through fifth respectively.

Final feature of the night was the Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds feature event. Andrew Schroeder wrestled the lead away from Ryan Fullenkamp but just after the completion of lap one the caution was displayed for Fullenkamp and Adam Larson in turn two. Schroeder continued to lead but saw Colt Mather right behind him. Mather took the lead away from Schroeder on lap nine. Mather and the field saw th caution come out late forcing a green-white-checkered but it was Mather that took his second win at Osky in 2015. Cayden Carter took second away from Schroeder on the final restart. Tyler Groenendyk finished fourth and Carter VanDenBerg was fifth.

Southern Iowa Speedway will again take some time off and return on Wednesday September 23rd for KBOE Radio and Mahaska Bottling Company Season Championship Night. Hot Laps at 7pm Racing at 7:30pm.

Then do not forget about Friday and Saturday October 2nd and 3rd the Southern Iowa Speedway hosts the 29th Annual Musco Lighting Fall Challenge.

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