By Jeremy Fox
Oskaloosa, Iowa (June 26th, 2013) – No surprise mother nature
wasn’t going to play nice as just about an hour before the gates were to open
up mother nature decided to drop a good rain shower but that didn’t damper the
plans of racing at SIS. The night sponsored by Titan Machinery, Vital Men and
John’s Tree Service featured the IMCA Sport Mod Special rescheduled from last
month and also Trick or Treating for the kids.
In the IMCA Sport Compacts feature it was Brandon Lambert lead the first three
laps before Bill Whalen Jr. sneaked by on lap 4. Whalen appeared to be heading
to the win until Merv Chandler worked his way past Lambert on lap six and then
set his sights on Whalen. Whalen and Chandler battled it out for the lead but
on the last lap it was Chandler crossing the stripe first to take his 5th at
SIS. Whalen finish 2nd, Lambert was 3rd, John Whalen came home 4th and Duayne
Herb finish 5th.
Brad Pinkerton grabbed the lead early in the Budweiser IMCA Stock Car feature
but the yellow came out on lap seven when Donnie Pearson came to a stop in turn
2. Pinkerton had to deal with Rich Vogt and Corey Stout on the restart and 2
laps later it was Vogt grabbing the lead. Vogt and the field saw the yellow
come out on lap 11 when Ryan Leeman had his power plant expire and on the
restart, Nathan Wood got by Pinkerton for second. Vogt held of challenges from
Wood to go on to take the win. Todd Reitzler, who started 16th, got by Wood on
the last lap to finish second. Stout finished fourth and Kris Walker finished
In the Pyramid Graphics and Sports IMCA Sport Mods 30 lap feature, which was
split up into two 15 lap segments with a 10 minute pit stop in the middle.
Tyler Gross grabbed the early lead but just after the completion of lap 3, Ben
Kates and Eric Flander came together in turn 3 forcing an early exit for Kates.
Gross continued to lead until coming to the completion of lap 12 when he
experienced troubles and pulled in handing the lead over to Glenn
Gladson. Brett Lowry grabbed the lead from Gladson a lap later. Lowry led until
the caution waved for the mid-way pit stop.
Lowry, Gladson, Jason McDaniel, AJ Johnson and Rick Goldsberry was the top 5 at
the mid-way point. Lowry began to pull away until lap traffic slowed him down
and this allowed McDaniel who worked his way by Gladson on lap 18. Lowry held
off McDaniel to take the win which was worth $750 for the win, another $250
bonus for racing before making it a $1,000 win for Lowry. McDaniel finish 2nd,
Matt Lettow started 14th and finish 3rd, Curtis VanDerWal started 20th and
finish 4th and Gladson finish 5th.
Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stocks feature saw Aaron Osweiler lead the first 2 laps
before “The Dude” Danny Thrasher grabbed the lead away. Thrasher lead until a
late race caution on lap 9 for Dale Porter in turn 2. Thrasher had to deal with
Bill Bonnett on the restart and these two raced wheel to wheel and produced a
photo finish at the line. Bonnett grabbed the win by a bumper at the line over
Thrasher. Mike Hughes came home in 3rd, Craig Brown was 4th and Jamie Songer
Bill Davis Jr. jumped to the lead in the final feature of the night which was
the Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds feature. Davis appeared to be heading on to
the win before Colt Mather chased him down on lap 11 and Mather grabbed the
lead away on lap 12. Mather went on to take the win with Davis in second. Tyler
Gronenendyk grabbed third away from Tyler Vandekamp on the last lap and Bill
Gibson came home 5th.
Next Wednesday Night will be the start to a very busy month of racing at the
Southern Iowa Speedway as the speedway will host the 18th Annual Original
Budweiser Stock Car Shootout as the IMCA Stock Cars will race for $1,500 to win
and $100 to start. Also racing will be the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods,
IMCA Hobby Stocks and IMCA Sport Compacts. There will be a special
start time with Hot Laps at 6pm and Racing at 6:30pm because City Of
Oskaloosa’s fireworks will follow the races that night.
Southern Iowa Speedway Results
Titan Machinery/Vital Men/John’s Tree Service Night
June 26th, 2013
Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds
Feature: 1. 8 Colt Mather (Webster); 2. 1+ Bill Davis Jr. (Des Moines); 3.
17 Tyler Groenendyk (Oskaloosa); 4. 51 Tyler Vandekamp (Ankeny); 5. 38 Bill
Gibson (Knoxville); 6. 5 Todd Shute (Des Moines); 7. 40 Scott Dickey
(Packwood); 8. 13 Matt Waugh (Altoona); 9. 48J Jacob Murray (Hartford); 10. 17X
Steve Pumphrey (Fairfield); 11. 64 Casey Greubel (Lacona); 12. 22 Brandon Banks
Heat 1: 1. Waugh; 2. Groenendyk; 3. Shute; 4. Banks; 5. Greubel; 6.
Heat 2: 1. Davis; 2. Vandekamp; 3. Gibson; 4. Mather; 5. Murray; 6.
Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars
Feature: 1. 38 Rich Vogt (Fairfield); 2. 22R Todd Reitzler (Grinnell); 3.
52 Nathan Wood (Sigourney); 4. 94 Corey Stout (Oskaloosa); 5. 18 Kris Walker
(Oskaloosa); 6. 62 Brad Pinkerton (New Sharon); 7. 19A Alan Van Gorp (Des
Moines); 8. 25D Bob Daniels (Des Moines); 9. 6J Brandon Jay (Columbus
Junction); 10. 19 Donnie Pearson (Oskaloosa); 11.73C Carl Yaw Jr. (Pleasant
Hill); 12. R31 Ryan Leeman (Roland); 13. 27J Jason Cook (Mt. Pleasant); 14. 99D
Damon Murty (Chelsea); DNS: 17 Brock Welch (Oskaloosa); DNS: 44 Todd Fisher
Heat 1: 1. Vogt; 2. Murty; 3. Cook; 4. Pearson; 5. Jay; 6. Leeman; 7.
Welch; 8. Van Gorp
Heat 2: 1. Pinkerton; 2. Wood; 3. Walker; 4. Stout; 5. Daniels; 6. Yaw;
7. Fisher; 8. Reitzler
Pyramid Graphics and Sports IMCA SportMods
Feature: 1. 72 Brett Lowry (Montezuma); 2. 85 Jason McDaniel (Eldon); 3. 21
Matt Lettow (Roland); 4. 1V Curtis VanDerWal (Oskaloosa); 5. 71 Glenn Gladson
Jr. (Des Moines); 6. 8J AJ Johnson (New Sharon); 7. 02 Rick Goldsberry
(Runnells); 8. 95J Jason Hall (Grinnell); 9. 29 Bill Livery (New Sharon); 10.
99X Rocky Caudle (Ellsworth); 11. 30X Josh Modde (Des Moines); 12. 12 Eric
Flander (Barnes City); 13. 8T Tony Johnson (Oskaloosa); 14. 7 Carter VanDenBerg
(Oskaloosa); 15. 34 Jerry Hinton (Adel); 16. 64 Brandon Leeman (Roland); 17. 9A
Logan Anderson (Oskaloosa); 18. 8 Tom Lathrop (Ottumwa); 19. 10 Brayton Carter
(Oskaloosa); 20. 7+ Jared Timmerman (Norwalk); 21. 0B Colby Oberemebt (Adel);
22. 57 Tyler Gross (Bondurant); 23. 1X Austin Kaplan (Des Moines); 24. 23JR
Nick Roberts (Des Moines); 25. 23K Ben Kates (Tonganoxie, KS)
Heat 1: 1. Livery; 2. Leeman; 3. VanDenBerg; 4. Oberemebt; 5. Caudle; 6.
Carter; 7. Kates; 8. Timmerman; 8. Anderson
Heat 2: 1. McDaniel; 2. AJ Johnson; 3. Lowry; 4. Goldsberry; 5. Lettow;
6. Flander; 7. VanDerWal; 8. Hinton
Heat 3: 1. Gladson; 2. Kaplan; 3. Gross; 4. Roberts; 5. Hall; 6.
Lathrop; 7. Modde; 8. T. Johnson
Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stocks
Feature: 1. 19 Bill Bonnett (Knoxville); 2. 84 Danny Thrasher (Agency); 3.
11 Mike Hughes (Oskaloosa); 4. 69 Craig Brown (Eldon); 5. 96R Jamie Songer
(Ankeny); 6. 32T Bobby Greene (Eddyville); 7. 7A Aaron Osweiler (South
English); 8. 3 Travis Bunnell (Hedrick); 9. 33 Justin Hook (Oskaloosa); 10. 3S
Steve Allen (Oskaloosa); 11. 10 Dale Porter (Bloomfield)
Heat 1: 1. Greene; 2. Porter; 3. Songer; 4. Brown; 5. Bunnell; 6. Allen
Heat 2: 1. Hughes; 2. Hook; 3. Bonnett; 4. Thrasher; 5. Osweiler
IMCA Sport Compacts
Feature: 1. 2 Merv Chandler (Urbana); 2. 00W Bill Whalen Jr. (Riverside);
3. 14L Brandon Lambert (Carthage, IL); 4. 77 John Whalen (Ainsworth); 5. 57
Duayne Herb (Cedar Rapids); 6. 66R Richie Arnold (Ottumwa); 7. 22 Austen
Beccera (Carthage, IL)
Heat : 1. Lambert; 2. Chandler; 3. J. Whalen; 4. Herb; 5. B. Whalen; 6.
Arnold; 7. Beccera