By Jeremy Fox
Oskaloosa, Iowa (May 22th, 2013) – Another Wednesday Night with very
questionable weather all day and night. A few hours before race time mother
nature dropped a good shower to help with the moisture on the race track but
that didn’t prevent the race action from happening on Supreme Lawn and
Landscape Night at the Races.
More items were auction off before and during the intermission for Mark Widmar
including 2 seater sprint car rides with Tyler Groenendyk. Iowa Speedway’s
Craig Armstrong was also in attendance on the night. Also the track crowned the
most popular driver as four drivers were in the top 4 and they were Nathan
Wood, Dustin Griffiths, Kris Walker and Bobby Greene.
Spencer Diercks grabbed the lead early and never looked back to take the win in
the KBOE Radio IMCA Late Models 20 lap feature, that went green-to-checkered.
Todd Cooney passed Nick Marolf on lap 2 to take the runner up position but
couldn’t catch the 16 year old Diercks. Marolf finished 3rd, Darrel DeFrance
finish 4th and Kurt Kile was 5th. Next race for the late models at SIS is on
Wednesday June 19th.
“Hollywood” Brandon Banks started on the outside row in the Musco Lighting IMCA
Modified feature. Banks grabbed the lead early and started to pull away but
then caution waved when Steve Pumphrey spun in turn 4. Banks got a great
restart and started to pull away and then caution waved again on lap 7 for
debris. That caution didn’t faze, Banks as he again got a great restart and
started to pull away until the caution waved again on lap 12 when Bill Gibson
saw his engine expire. Banks looked to go on to the win but then a caution came
out just after the white flag forcing a green-white-checkered finish. On the
final restart, Banks slipped up on the exit of turn 4 that allowed Tyler
Groenendyk to slip by. Groenendyk went on to take the win over Banks, Bill
Davis Jr., Cayden Carter and Todd Hansen.
In the IMCA Sport Compacts feature it was Shawn Cooney leading the first 6 laps
before he bobbled and that allowed John Whalen to slip by on lap 7. Cooney
bobbled again on lap 9 that knocked him back to fourth. John Whalen took the
win his 2nd of the season at SIS. Merv Chandler finished second, Bill Whalen
Jr. finished third, Cooney was fourth and Trent Orwig was fifth.
Just as they were completing the first lap in the Pyramid Graphics and Sports
IMCA Sport Mods feaure the caution waved when Curtis VanDerWal, Chris Larson,
Levi Layman and Ben Kates got together on the front stretch. “Speedy Bray”
Brayton Carter grabbed the early lead however and appeared to be pulling away
but Brett Lowry chased him down. Lowry passed Carter on the last lap to take
the win as the yellow flag would fly shortly after the checkered. Carter, Tyler
Gross, Tyler Heckart and Eric Flander rounded out the top 5.
Erick Knutsen from Cedar Rapids lead the first 3 laps in the Pepsi Cola IMCA
Hobby Stocks feature but he was passed by Dale Porter. Porter looked to be
pulling away until the only race caution came out on lap 7 for Derek Hodges and
Justin Hook in turn 2. Porter had the racing veteran Bill Bonnett on his back
bumper and that is where Bonnett remained the rest of the distance. Bonnett
tried several times to get by Porter but it was Porter holding on to take the
win. Knutsen finish third, Dustin Griffiths was fourth and Donavon Nunnikhoven
In the Budweiser IMCA Stock Car feature it was Brad Pinkerton leading the first
2 laps. Jeff Joldersma got by Pinkerton on lap 3 for the lead, Zack Vanderbeek
and Damon Murty got by Pinkerton on lap 4 and 5 respectively. Joldersma held
off several challenges from Vanderbeek and Murty to take th win. Vanderbeek
finish 2nd with Murty in 3rd. Nathan Wood found his way up to 4th and Jason
Cook was 5th.
Next Wednesday Night will be the Vital Men and John’s Tree Service IMCA Sport
Mod Special with $750 to win in the and a $250 bonus to drivers that have
raced at least once this season at SIS making it a possible $1,000 to win. Also
racing will be the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks and IMCA
Sport Compacts. Hot Laps at 7pm and Racing at 7:30pm every
Southern Iowa Speedway Results
Supreme Lawn and Landscape Night
May 22th, 2013
KBOE Radio IMCA Late Models
Feature: 1. 29 Spencer Diercks (Davenport); 2. 30 Todd Cooney (Des Moines);
3. 33 Nick Marolf (Moscow); 4. 99D Darrel DeFrance (Marshalltown); 5. 77 Kurt
Kile (Nichols); 6. 31 Chad Cooney (Des Moines); 7. 74 Ron Boyse (Kalona); 8. 5X
Zack Vanderbeek (New Sharon); 9. 33G Paul Glendenning (Mount Ayr)
Heat : 1. Diercks; 2. DeFrance; 3. Marolf; 4. T. Cooney; 5. C. Cooney;
6. Kile; 7. Boyse; 8. Glendenning; 9. Vanderbeek
Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds
Feature: 1. 17 Tyler Groenendyk (Oskaloosa); 2. 22 Brandon Banks
(Washington); 3. 1+ Bill Davis Jr. (Des Moines); 4. 10 Cayden Carter
(Oskaloosa); 5. 21 Todd Hansen (Muscatine); 6. 13 Matt Waugh (Des Moines); 7.
17X Steve Pumphrey (Fairfield); 8. 48J Jacob Murray (Hartford); 9. 2L Adam
Larson (Ames); 10. 38 Bill Gibson (Knoxville); 11. 64 Casey Greubel (Lacona);
DNS: 51 Tyler Vandekamp (Ankeny); 19G Richie Gustin Jr. (Giman)
Heat 1: 1. Gibson; 2. Banks; 3. Larson; 4. Waugh; 5. Murray; 6.
Pumphrey; 7. Gustin
Heat 2: 1. Davis; 2. Carter; 3.Groenendyk; 4. Hansen; 5. Vandekamp; 6.
Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars
Feature: 1. 66 Jeff Joldersma (McClleland); 2. 33Z Zack Vanderbeek (New
Sharon); 3. 99D Damon Murty (Chelsea); 4. 52 Nathan Wood (Sigourney); 5. 27J
Jason Cook (Mt. Pleasant); 6. 18 Kris Walker (Oskaloosa); 7. 38 Rich Vogt
(Fairfield); 8. 62 Brad Pinkerton (New Sharon); 9. 81X Randy Killen (Des
Moines); 10. 19A Alan Van Gorp (Des Moines); 11. 19 Donnie Pearson (Oskaloosa);
12. 11 Scot Seaman (Des Moines); 13. 57J Randy Brunkhorst (Columbus, NE); 14.
73C Carl Yaw Jr. (Pleasant Hill); 15. 77T Trent Jeanes (Chariton); 16. 4J Bob
Lynch (Ottumwa); 17. 94 Corey Stout (Oskaloosa); DNS: K17 Rick Kriegel
Heat 1: 1. Joldersma; 2. Lynch; 3. Wood; 4. Vanderbeek; 5. Killen; 6.
Jeanes; 7. Van Gorp; 8. Yaw; 9. Kriegel
Heat 2: 1. Cook; 2. Murty; 3. Pinkerton; 4. Gibson; 5. Walker; 6. Stout;
7. Pearson; 8. Seaman; 9. Brunkhorst
Pyramid Graphics and Sports IMCA SportMods
Feature: 1. 72 Brett Lowry (Montezuma); 2. 10 Brayton Carter (Oskaloosa);
3. 57 Tyler Gross (Bondurant); 4. 42 Tyler Heckart (Ottumwa); 5. 12 Eric
Flander (Barnes City); 6. 7 Carter VanDenBerg (Oskaloosa); 7. 8T Tony Johnson
(Oskaloosa); 8. 9A Logan Anderson (Oskaloosa); 9. 85 Jason McDaniel (Eldon);
10. 1 Rob Wilsey (Keokuk); 11. 20J Jeremy Grantham (Clarksville); 12. 29 Bill
Livery (New Sharon); 13. 4G Michael Guthrie (Ottumwa); 14. 8J AJ Johnson (New
Sharon); 15. 23K Ben Kates (Tonganoxie, KS); 16. 1V Curtis VanDerWal
(Oskaloosa); 17. 67L Chris Larson (Keokuk); 18. 10L Levi Layman (Muscatine);
DNS: 10R Ryan Fullenkamp (Bloomfield)
Heat 1: 1. VanDerWal; 2. Livery; 3. Kates; 4. Carter; 5. T. Johnson; 6.
VanDenBerg; 7. Larson
Heat 2: 1. Gross; 2. Flander; 3. Wilsey; 4. A. Johnson; 5. Grantham; 6.
Heat 3: 1. McDaniel; 2. Lowry; 3. Heckart; 4. Anderson; 5. Guthrie; DQ
Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stocks
Feature: 1. 10 Dale Porter (Bloomfield); 2. 19 Bill Bonnett (Knoxville); 3.
2013K Erick Knutsen (Cedar Rapids); 4. 10G Dustin Griffiths (Ottumwa); 5. 2N
Donavon Nunnikhoven (Sully); 6. 11 Mike Hughes (Oskaloosa); 7. 96R Jamie Songer
(Ankeny); 8. 33 Justin Hook (Oskaloosa); 9. 57 Scott Shull (Eldon); 10. 7A
Aaron Osweiler (South English); 11. 77 Derek Hodges (Des Moines); 12. 32T Bobby
Greene (Eddyville); DNS: 84 Danny Thrasher (Agency); 3 Travis Bunnell (Hedrick)
Heat 1: 1. Knutsen; 2. Bonnett; 3. Hughes; 4. Shull; 5. Hook; DNS:
Heat 2: 1. Porter; 2. Griffiths; 3. Nunnikhoven; 4. Songer; 5. Osweiler;
6. Hodges; 7. Greene
IMCA Sport Compacts
Feature: 1. 77 John Whalen (Ainsworth); 2. 2 Merv Chandler (Urbana); 3. 00W
Bill Whalen Jr. (Riverside); 4. 30 Todd Cooney (Des Moines); 5. 04 Trent Orwig
Heat : 1. Cooney; 2. Orwig; 3. Chandler; 4. J. Whalen; 5. B. Whalen