By Jeremy Fox
Oskaloosa, Iowa (May 8th, 2013) – This Season, Wednesday night’s seem to be a
head scratcher for Speedway Officials because of good old Mother Nature
but for the third week in a row the track dodged the rain other than a
light shower before hot laps. That light shower didn’t hurt the track
because Promoter Mike Van Genderen decided not to add water on the track
anticipating the light shower and that decision was perfect as the track
produced some great racing all night long.
Craig Brown grabbed the early lead in the Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stock feature
but on lap 6, the first caution waved when Dale Porter was unable to get his
car to the pits. Brown didn’t let it bother him as he resumed command and held
off challenges from Kevin Fee. Mike Hughes got by Fee on lap 10 and set his sights
on trying to get by Brown for the lead. Brown held on to the lead until a
caution waved just after the 14th lap was scored when Blake Miller was unable
to get to the pits after his car broke. Hughes slipped by Brown on the restart
to take the lead and then the caution waved again this time for debris in turn
2. Hughes held off challenges from Brown and Fee to take his 2nd win in a row
at SIS. Brown finished 2nd with Fee in 3rd. Dustin Griffiths and Jamie Songer
rounded out the top 5.
In the Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars feature it was Todd Reitzler grabbing the
early race lead. Jason Minnehan took the lead away on lap 3 and when on to a
fairly easy win despite a late race caution on lap 15 when Donnie Pearon went
off the backstretch because it power plant expired and flames under the hood at
the same time Damon Murty pulled in with heavy smoke under his hood. Minnehan
took the win over Randy Killen, Nathan Wood, Jeff Joldersma and Todd Reitzler.
“Hollywood” Brandon Banks jumped to the early lead but then the first
yellow waved on lap 2 for Steve Pumphrey hitting a tractor tire in turn 2.
Banks continue to lead and appeared to be pulling away while Tyler Vandekamp,
Cayden Carter and Todd Shute where battling for position and then Vandekamp saw
his engine expire forcing the yellow to come to out. Three laps later, Shute
had issues and went off the backstretch forcing the yellow to wave
unfortunately, Banks didn’t want to see this yellow because on the restart he
was passed by Jesse Sobbing. Sobbing went on to take his 2nd straight win,
Banks finished 2nd. Bill Gibson was 3rd, Jacob Murray was 4th and Tyler
Groenendyk was 5th.
Cory Van Zante lead the first 2 laps in the Pyramid Graphics and Sports IMCA
Sport Mods feature but was passed by Tyler Gross. Gross looking to be going on
to the easy win but just after the white flag the yellow came out on lap 14
when AJ Johnson had some mechanical trouble forcing him to a stop in turn 2.
This forced a green-white-checkered and on the restart it was Curtis VanDerWal
slipping by Gross for the lead. VanDerWal went on to take the win meanwhile
Gross finished 2nd. Tony Johnson, Brett Lowry and Ben Kates rounded out the top
In the IMCA Sport Compacts feature it was Alex Sampson leading the first 2 laps
before Merv Chandler got by on lap 3. Chandler went on to take the win and
doing so became the 3rd different winner to sweep the heat race and
feature in as many weeks in the Sport Compacts. Last Week’s Winner John Whalen
was 2nd, Bill Whalen Jr. was 3rd, Alex Sampson was 4th and Matt Moore was 5th.
Next Wednesday Night will be Kelderman’s Hobby Shack Night at the Races as well
as SIS Most Popular Driver Night. Iowa Sportsman Series will also be on hand
for the 2nd race on the 1/2 mile. Hot Laps at 7pm and Racing at 7:30 pm every
Southern Iowa Speedway Results
Kelli Steil State Farm Insurance Night
May 8th, 2013
Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds
Feature: 1. 99 Jesse Sobbing (Glenwood); 2. 22 Brandon Banks (Washington);
3. 38 Bill Gibson (Knoxville); 4. 48J Jacob Murray (Hartford); 5. 17 Tyler
Groenendyk (Oskaloosa); 6. 64 Casey Greubel (Lacona); 7. 17X Steve Pumphrey
(Fairfield); 8. 5 Todd Shute (Des Moines); 9. 10 Cayden Carter (Oskaloosa); 10.
51 Tyler VandeKamp (Ankeny); 11. 1+ Bill Davis Jr. (Des Moines); 12. 40 Scott
Heat 1: 1. Groenendyk; 2. Carter; 3. Murray; 4. Greubel; 5. Pumphrey; 6.
Heat 2: 1. Shute; 2. VandeKamp; 3. Banks; 4. Gibson; 5. Sobbing; 6. Davis
Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars
Feature: 1. 7S Jason Minnehan (Churdan); 2. 81X Randy Killen (Des Moines);
3. 52 Nathan Wood (Sigourney); 4. 66 Jeff Joldersma (McClelland); 5.22R Todd
Reitzler (Grinnell); 6. 27J Jason Cook (Mt. Pleasant); 7. 18 Kris Walker
(Oskaloosa); 8. 94 Corey Stout (Oskaloosa); 9. 19A Alan Van Gorp (Des Moines);
10. 62 Brad Pinkerton (New Sharon); 11. 73C Carl Yaw Jr. (Pleasant Hill); 12. 7
Todd Phillips (Packwood); 13. 38 Rich Vogt (Fairfield); 14. 46B Michael Bilyeu
(Indianola); 15. 87 Les Blakley (Fairfield); 16. 49 Leroy Groenendyk
(Oskaloosa); 17. 99D Damon Murty (Chelsea); 18. 19 Donnie Pearson (Oskaloosa):
19. 33Z Zack VanderBeek (New Sharon); 20. 77T Trent Jeanes (Chariton); 21. 17C
Shane Paris (Keithsburg)
Heat 1: 1. Cook; 2. Reitzler; 3. Walker; 4. VanderBeek; 5. Pearson; 6.
Phillips; 7. Bilyeu
Heat 2: 1. Killen; 2. Wood; 3. Joldersma; 4. Minnehan; 5. Jeanes; 6.
Pinkerton; 7. Groenendyk
Heat 3: 1. Murty; 2. Van Gorp; 3. Stout; 4. Yaw Jr.; 5. Blakley; 6.
Vogt; 7. Paris
Pyramid Graphics and Sports IMCA SportMods
Feature: 1. 1V Curtis VanDerWal (Oskaloosa); 2. 57 Tyler Gross (Des
Moines): 3. 8T Tony Johnson (Oskaloosa); 4. 72 Brett Lowry (Montezuma); 5. Ben
Kates (Tonganoxie, KS); 6. 85 Jason McDaniel (Eldon); 7. 12 Eric Flander
(Barnes City); 8. 42 Tyler Heckart (Ottumwa); 9. 1 Rob Wilsey (Keokuk); 10. 34Z
Cory Van Zante (Sully); 11. 10L Levi Layman (Muscatine); 12. 9A Logan Anderson
(Oskaloosa); 13. 10 Brayton Carter (Oskaloosa); 14. 29 Bill Livery (New
Sharon); 15. 8J AJ Johnson (New Sharon); 16. 95J Jason Hall (Grinnell); 17. 10R
Ryan Fullenkamp (Bloomfield); 18. 7 Carter VanDenBerg (Oskaloosa); 19. 33R DJ
Robinson (Des Moines)
Heat 1: 1. VanDerWal; 2. Carter; 3. Gross; 4. Lowry; 5. T. Johnson; 6.
VanDenBerg; 7. Livery
Heat 2: 1. Van Zante; 2. Hall; 3. Kates; 4. McDaniel; 5. Anderson; 6.
Heat 3: 1. Flander; 2. AJ Johnson; 3. Wilsey; 4. Fullenkamp; 5. Layman;
Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stocks
Feature: 1. 11 Mike Hughes (Oskaloosa); 2.69 Craig Brown (Eldon); 3. 52
Kevin Fee (Knoxville); 4. 10G Dustin Griffiths (Ottumwa); 5. 96R Jamie Songer
(Ankeny); 6. 2N Donavon Nunnikhoven (Sully); 7. 33 Justin Hook (Oskaloosa); 8.
7A Aaron Osweiler (South English); 9. 21 Nick Ulin (Agency); 10. 32T Bobby
Greene (Eddyville); 11. 84 Danny Thrasher (Agency); 12. 224 Gina Greubel
(Lacona); 13. 19 Bill Bonnett (Knoxville); 14. 1 Blake Miller (Des Moines); 15.
3 Travis Bunnell (Hedrick); 16. 79S Jason See (Albia); 17. 27C Cory Adams (Des
Moines); 18. 10 Dale Porter (Bloomfield); 19. 2013X Rex Bonnett (Pleasant Hill)
Heat 1: 1. Hughes; 2. Fee; 3. Brown; 4. Greene; 5. Griffiths; 6. B.
Bonnett; 7. Adams
Heat 2: 1. Nunnikhoven; 2. Songer; 3. Miller; 4. See; 5. Bunnell; 6. R.
Heat 3: 1. Ulin; 2. Thrasher; 3. Hook; 4. Osweiler; 5. Porter; 6.
IMCA Sport Compacts
Feature: 1. 2 Merv Chandler (Urbana); 2. 77 John Whalen (Ainsworth); 3. 00W
Bill Whalen Jr. (Riverside); 4. 13 Alex Sampson (Iowa City); 5. 2M Matt Moore
(Ottumwa); 6. 30 Shawn Cooney (Des Moines)
Heat : 1. Chandler; 2. Sampson; 3. Moore; 4. B. Whalen; 5. J. Whalen; 6.