Slaughter, Carter, Dickey, Potts, VanderBeek take checkers on KBOE Radio Mahaska Bottling Night

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September 23, 2015  |  by Jeremy Fox

After taking three weeks off the Southern Iowa Speedway returned to action for KBOE Radio and Mahaska Bottling Night. 59 drivers signed in to do battle in all five weekly classes, there was also five Late Models getting tuned up for the Late Model Nationals at Knoxville, they were Billy Moyer, Matt Furman, Paul Glendenning, Ryan Gustin and Billy Moyer Jr.

Shau Slaughter (IMCA Sport Compacts), Brayton Carter (IMCA Northern SportMods), Scott Dickey (IMCA Modifieds), Brandon Potts (IMCA Hobby Stocks) and Zack Vanderbeek (IMCA Stock Cars) all took feature wins. Bill Whalen Jr (Sport Compacts), Curtis VanDerWal (Northern SportMods), Cayden Carter (Modifieds and Stock Cars) and Dustin Griffiths (Hobby Stocks) took the track championships.

First feature of the night was the ten lap IMCA Sport Compacts feature and it was Matt Moore leading lap one but Shaun Slaughter from Iowa City, started sixth, took the lead away on lap two. Brad Havel and Ryan Havel followed suit to second and third. Slaughter went on to take the win ahead of Brad and Ryan Havel. Bob Lake and Moore finished fourth and fifth. "Happy Feet" Bill Whalen Jr was the 2015 Track Champion.

Before a single lap could be completed in the KBOE Radio IMCA Northern SportMods 16 lap feature, the caution came out when Jason McDaniel came to a stop in turns one and two. On the restart, Charlie Weber grabbed the top spot on lap one but shortly after the completion of lap one, Weber, Curtis VanDerWal, Cory Van Zante, Casey Lancaster, Austin Paul and Ed Hamilton got together in turn two. That handed the lead over Trent Brink but it was short lived as "Speedy Bray" Brayton Carter took the lead away by lap two. Carter pulled away and went on take 1st win at his hometown track in 2015. Logan Anderson finished a distance second, Weber came back to finished third, Brink was fourth and Colton Livezey was fifth. Curtis VanDerWal took the track championship.

Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds feature was cut down to 15 laps because of only seven cars checked in and after the initial start called back it was Scott Dickey grabbing the lead. Dickey never looked back and went on to take win number three at Osky in 2015 ahead of 2015 Track Champion Cayden Carter, Andrew Schroeder, Carter VanDenBerg and Tommy Elston.

Brandon Potts wrestled the lead away from Jared Stephens in the Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stocks feature. Potts had several battles behind him but nothing was fazing him. The only race caution came out on lap eight when Jared Stephens made and Dale Porter got together sending Porter spinning on the front stretch. Potts held off challenges from Craig Brown and Steve Allen to take the his first win at Osky. Brown finished second, Allen was third, Danny Thrasher was fourth and Porter came back to finish fifth. Dustin Griffiths claimed his second consecutive track championship in the Hobby Stocks.

Final feature of the night was the Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars 18 lap feature event. Zack Vanderbeek started outside row two but by the end of lap one it was Vanderbeek in the lead. Jerry Pilcher ran second until Cayden Carter worked his way to the second spot on lap three. Vanderbeek and Carter battled it out the rest of the way but it was Vanderbeek holding off Carter for the win. Carter finished second and took the 2015 track championship in the Stock Cars. Mike Hughes finished third and finished second in points by one point. Pilcher was fourth and Nathan Wood was fifth.

The Southern Iowa Speedway track points may be over but the track is not finished as the speedway hosts the 29th Annual Musco Lighting Fall Challenge on Friday and Saturday October 2nd and 3rd. $1,000 to win in Modifieds, Stock Cars, SportMods and Hobby Stocks with $250 to win Sport Compacts. Iowa Sportsman Series will be racing as well both nights. Friday Night Hot Laps at 6:45pm and Saturday Hot Laps at 6pm.

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