Four first-time winners, mechanic races headline Yaw's Auto Salvage Night

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August 3, 2016  |  by Jeremy Fox

Its been one month since the Southern Iowa Speedway saw racing action during the first night of the stock car shootout but Wednesday Night, there was some racing again. Yaw's Auto Salvage of Des Moines was the nights sponsor wth 58 cars signed in to tame the monster plus the Mechanic's took to the track after the features were completed for mechanic races.


James Roose (IMCA Sport Compacts) , Nathan Wood (IMCA Stock Cars), Andrew Schroeder (IMCA Modifieds) and Scott Shull (IMCA Hobby Stocks) all take first wins at Osky in 2016 meanwhile Curtis VanDerWal takes IMCA SportMods again.


First feature of the night was the ten lap IMCA Sport Compacts feature and by the end of lap one, it was John Whalen leading with Brad Havel running second. Havel took the top spot away on lap two and look to be heading on to the win but on lap seven, Havel exited the race track after he experienced issues under the red flag for Bill Whalen Jr., John Whalen and Ryan Havel getting together on the front stretch. That handed the lead over to Levi Heath, who was running fifth at the end of previous lap but James Roose took the lead away on the restart and it was Roose going on to take his first career win. Brandon Allison, first night out at Osky came home with a second place finish ahead of Heath. Brad Havel and John Whalen rounded out the top five.


Donnie Pearson and Mike Brown led the field to the green in the 18 lap Budweiser IMCA Stock Car feature but by the end of lap one, it was Mike Hughes taking the lead meanwhile all eyes were on Cayden Carter. Carter however experience issues forcing him to exit to the pits just after one lap was completed. Hughes saw Nathan Wood begin to get up along side and they began to battle it out for the race lead. Wood took the top spot on lap eight and would go on and take his first win at Osky in 2016 ahead of Hughes. Derrick Agee was third, Pearson was fourth and Louis Lynch was fifth.


In the KBOE Radio IMCA Northern SportMods 16 lap feature event, Cory Van Zante grabbed the top spot with Trent Brink running second until lap six when Curtis VanDerWal worked his way through the field from his ninth place starting spot. Van Zante saw VanDerWal chase him down and begin to battle for the top spot, VanDerWal took the lead away from Van Zante on lap 12. VanDerWal went on to take his sixth win at Osky in 2016, Van Zante was second. Brayton Carter, Brett Lowry and Brink finished third through fifth respectively.


Cayden Carter started outside the front row of the Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds 16 lap feature and he took advantage by leading the opening lap but Andrew Schroeder wrestled the top spot away from Carter on lap two. Schroeder began to pull away from Carter, Carter saw Colt Mather take second on lap six before exiting on lap ten. Schroeder went on to take his first win of the season at Osky ahead of Mather, Jesse Dennis, Tyler Groenendyk and Ron VerBeek.


Final Feature of the night was the Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stocks feature and it was Scott Shull grabbing the top spot from his outside second row starting spot. Shull got out to a large lead before the caution came out on lap seven for PJ Veenstra in turn two so that placed Danny Thrasher and Dustin Griffiths right on his back bumper but that was not going to slow Shull as he got a great restart meanwhile Griffiths got by Thrasher on lap ten. Shull again looked to be heading on to the win but the caution came on lap 14 of the scheduled 15 laps for Kirk Puttmann forcing a green-white-checkered finish. Shull was not going to be denied his first win at Osky in 2016, as he held off Griffiths and Thrasher for the win. Nick Ulin was fourth and Bobby Greene was fifth.


After the feature action was completed the Mechanics took their turns at spinning some laps. Donny Allison won the Sport Compacts Mechanics, Richard Yaw won the Stock Cars/Hobby Stocks Mechanics and Michael Pederson won the Modifieds/SportMods Mechanics race.


Next Up for the speedway is the 21st Annual Price Chopper Front Row Challenge Presented by Musco Lighting, Searsboro Telephone Co., TK Concrete, Hiland Dairy Foods and Seafoam Motor Treatment $20,000 to win for National Sprint League 410 Sprint Cars on Monday August 8th. Lucas Beebe will be performing in the pits before and after the races.


Weekly Racing action will be on a hiatus again until Wednesday Night August 31st when the regular season ends with Season Championships presented by Yaw's Auto Salvage. All five IMCA Classes will be racing with Hot Laps at 7pm and Racing at 7:30pm. 


Then keep your eyes open for details about the Musco Lighting Fall Challenge on October 7th and 8th.


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