By Jeremy Fox
Oskaloosa, Iowa (July 3rd, 2013) – As we celebrate the fourth of july
and thank to the people that gave us the opportunity to race. On Wednesday
Night the Southern Iowa Speedway did exactly that as the speedway hosted the
18th Annual Original Budweiser Stock Car Shootout. Earlier start time because
after the races fans, crews, drivers and track officials were greeted with a
beautiful firework display by the City of Oskaloosa, also in attendance was the
In the Budweiser Stock Car Shootout feature it was “Big Daddy” Jason Cook grabbing
the lead on the opening lap but just after the completion of lap one the
caution waved track point leader Nathan Wood encountered a flat tire and spun
in turn 4. Cook had John Oliver Jr. and Kris Walker on his back bumper but
Damon Murty snuck by Walker for third on the restart meanwhile Cook and Oliver
race wheel to wheel for the lead. The caution waved again on lap four when
Shane Paris, Abe Huls and Jim Mitchell got together in turn 1. Oliver grabbed
the lead away on the restart and then Murty got by both on lap six to take the
Zack Vanderbeek started eleventh and worked his way to second on lap ten, then
began to chase down Murty, who checked out. Vanderbeek caught up to Murty on
lap sixteen and stole the lead away from Murty on lap seventeen. Vanderbeek
pulled away to take the win and grab the $1,500 paycheck. Damon Murty finished
in the runner-up position. Donavon Nunnikhoven in only is third night behind a
Stock Car came home in third. Todd Reitzler was fourth and David Brandies started
twenty-third and finish fifth.
Before one lap was completed in the IMCA Sport Compacts feature a multiple car
incident happen in turn four forcing a complete restart. Bill Whalen Jr.
grabbed the lead on the restart and lead the entire 10 lap feature despite
several challenges from John Whalen and Merv Chandler. Merv Chandler finish
second, John Whalen finish third, Trent Orwig was fourth and Richie Arnold in
Brayton Carter grabbed the early lead in the Pyramid Graphics and Sports IMCA
Sport Mods feature before the caution waved on lap 4 when Jason McDaniel
experience trouble. On the restart, Carter was passed by Curtis VanDerWal, who
moved his way through the field after starting tenth. VanDerWal went on
to take his 5th win of the season at SIS. Josh Modde, Carter Vandenberg, Bill
Livezey and Eric Flander rounded out the top 5.
Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stocks feature saw Justin Hook lead lap one before “The
Dude” Danny Thrasher snuck by on lap two. Just after that the caution waved for
the only time for a tractor tire on the race track. Thrasher didn’t let it
bother him as he went on to take the win. Mike Hughes came home 2nd, Dustin
Griffiths finish 3rd after taking a week off a week ago. Hook and Blake Miller
finished fourth and fifth.
Bill Gibson jumped to the lead in the Musco Lighting IMCA Modified feature
before “Toddzilla” Todd Shute grabbed the lead on lap two. Shute had to deal
with the caution on lap 2 when Shaun Slaughter came to a stop on the
frontstretch. Shute tried to pull away but Jacob Murray worked his way into
second on lap four. Murray however went for a ride on lap five going into turn
three, hitting the tractor tire before rolling off turn 3, Murray was okay.
Shute began to pull away this time until a caution waved for the final time on
lap 12 for debris in turn 2. Shute was not to be denied the win, Steve Stewart
finish 2nd. Bill Gibson, Kyle Wahlert and Jimmy Gustin finish third through
Next Wednesday Night will be the 2nd Annual Dave Lowry Memorial Race sponsored
by Monte Motor Parts. Also on the card will be the Iowa Sportsman Series and
their will be a Sport Mod King of the Hill race. Hot Laps at 7pm and Racing at
Then get ready as the following week there will be two nights of racing as part
of the Southern Iowa Fair. Tuesday July 16th, The Hawkeye Dirt Tour and IMCA
Late Models plus Sport Mods, Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks and then the following
night Wednesday July 17th, Southern Iowa Fair Races featuring Modifieds, Stock
Cars, Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks and Sport Compacts.
Southern Iowa Speedway Results
18th Annual Budweiser Stock Car Shootout
July 3rd, 2013
Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds
Feature: 1. 5 Todd Shute (Des Moines); 2. 17T Steve Stewart (Burlington);
3. 38 Bill Gibson (Knoxville); 4. 149 Kyle Wahlert (Pleasant Hill); 5. 19 Jimmy
Gustin (Marshalltown); 6. 77 Josh Foster (Newton); 7. 17 Tyler Groenendyk
(Oskaloosa); 8. 1+ Bill Davis Jr. (Des Moines); 9. 13 Matt Waugh (Altoona); 10.
71W Jeff Waterman (Quincy, IL); 11. 47 Josh Truman (Indianola); 12. 00X Shaun
Slaughter (Iowa City); 13. 64 Casey Greubel (Lacona); 14. 48J Jacob Murray
(Hartford); 15. 40 Scott Dickey (Packwood); 16. 22 Brandon Banks (Washington)
Heat 1: 1. Davis; 2. Waterman; 3. Gibson; 4. Foster; 5. Stewart; 6.
Wahlert; 7. Murray; 8. Greubel
Heat 2: 1. Groenendyk; 2. Shute; 3. Dickey; 4. Truman; 5. Gustin; 6.
Slaughter; 7. Banks; 8. Waugh
Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars
Feature: 1. 33Z Zack Vanderbeek (New Sharon); 2. 99D Damon Murty (Chelsea);
3. 2N Donavon Nunnikhoven (Sully); 4. 22R Todd Reitzler (Grinnell); 5. 71 David
Brandies (Atalissa); 6. 27J Jason Cook (Mt. Pleasant); 7. 05 John Oliver Jr.
(Danville); 8. 19A Alan Van Gorp (Des Moines); 9. 6J Brandon Jay (Columbus
Junction); 10. 3W Jeff Wollam (Marshalltown); 11. 93 Doug Adamy (Columbus, NE);
12. 14 Tom Bowling (Danville); 13. 94 Corey Stout (Oskaloosa); 14. M36 Clay
Mercer (Corning); 15. 52J Jeremy Pundt (Donnellson); 16. 18 Kris Walker
(Oskaloosa); 17. 7S Jason Minnehan (Churdan); 18. 19J Jay Schmidt (Tama); 19.
62 Brad Pinkerton (New Sharon); 20. 17C Shane Paris (Muscatine); 21. 30C Abe
Huls (Carthage, IL); 22. M5 Jim Mitchell (Webster City); 23. 52 Nathan Wood
(Sigourney); 24. 47 Scott Pippert (Elberon)
B-Feature 1 (top 4 transfer): 1. Jay; 2. Pippert; 3. Pinkerton; 4.
Brandies; 5. 566 Jim Lynch (Donnellson); 6. 4W John Watson (Des Moines); 7. 73C
Carl Yaw Jr. (Pleasant Hill); 8. 87 Les Blakley (Fairfield); 9. 19 Donnie
Pearson (Oskaloosa); 10. 38 Rich Vogt (Fairfield)
B-Feature 2 (top 4 transfer): 1. Paris; 2. Wollam; 3. Mitchell; 4. Pundt;
5. 44 Todd Fisher (Carlisle); 6. 77T Trent Jeanes (Chartion); 7. 00 Adam Hagen
(Des Moines); 8. 49G Leroy Groenendyk (Oskaloosa); 9. 48 Michael Larson
(Hannibal, MO); 10. 9W Ryan Walker (Wilton)
Heat 1: 1. Cook; 2. Vanderbeek; 3. K. Walker; 4. Bowling; 5. Jay; 6.
Pinkerton; 7. Lynch; 8. Watson; 9. Yaw
Heat 2: 1. Murty; 2. Nunnikhoven; 3. Mercer; 4. Huls; 5. Paris; 6.
Mitchell; 7. R. Walker; 8. Jeanes; 9. Groenendyk
Heat 3: 1. Schmidt; 2. Van Gorp; 3. Wood; 4. Stout; 5. Pearson; 6.
Pippert; 7. Brandies; 8. Blakley; 9. Vogt
Heat 4: 1. Oliver; 2. Minnehan; 3. Adamy; 4. Reitzler; 5. Wollam; 6.
Fisher; 7. Larson; 8. Pundt; 9. Hagen
Pyramid Graphics and Sports IMCA SportMods
Feature: 1. 1V Curtis VanDerWal (Oskaloosa); 2. 30X Josh Modde (Des
Moines); 3. 7 Carter VanDenBerg (Oskaloosa); 4. 29 Bill Livezey (New Sharon);
5. 12 Eric Flander (Barnes City); 6. 72 Brett Lowry (Montezuma); 7. 8T Tony
Johnson (Oskaloosa); 8. 3L Clint Luellen (Minburn); 9. 42 Tyler Heckart
(Ottumwa); 10. 10 Brayton Carter (Oskaloosa); 11. 13T Taylor Musselman
(Norwalk); 12. 64 Brandon Leeman (Roland); 13. 2 Bill Wears (Des Moines); 14.
8J A.J. Johnson (Oskaloosa); 15. 85 Jason McDaniel (Eldon); 16. 9A Logan
Heat 1: 1. Anderson; 2. Modde; 3. Flander; 4. T. Johnson; 5. VanDerWal;
6. McDaniel; 7. Musselman; 8. Leeman
Heat 2: 1. Carter; 2. VanDenBerg; 3. A.J. Johnson; 4. Heckart; 5.
Livezey; 6. Luellen; 7. Lowry; 8. Wears
Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stocks
Feature: 1. 84 Danny Thrasher (Agency); 2. 11 Mike Hughes (Oskaloosa); 3.
10G Dustin Griffiths (Ottumwa); 4. 33 Justin Hook (Oskaloosa); 5. 2013B Blake
Miller (Des Moines); 6. 19 Bill Bonnett (Knoxville); 7. 69 Craig Brown (Eldon);
8. 96R Jamie Songer (Ankeny); 9. 32T Bobby Greene (Eddyville); 10. 77 Derek
Hodges (Des Moines); 11. 10 Dale Porter (Bloomfield); 12. 21 Nick Ulin
(Agency); 13. 79S Jason See (Albia); 14. 224 Gina Gruebel (Lacona); 15. 3S
Steve Allen (Oskaloosa); 16. 7A Aaron Osweiler (South English); 17. 3 Travis
Heat 1: 1. Songer; 2. Hughes; 3. Griffiths; 4. Thrasher; 5. Miller; 6.
Osweiler; 7. Greene; 8. Ulin; 9. Hodges
Heat 2: 1. Allen; 2. Brown; 3. Bonnett; 4. Hook; 5. See; 6. Bunnell; 7.
Greubel; 8. Porter
IMCA Sport Compacts
Feature: 1. 00W Bill Whalen Jr. (Riverside); 2. 2 Merv Chandler (Urbana);
3. 77 John Whalen (Ainsworth); 4. 04 Trent Orwig (Blakesburg); 5. 66R Richie
Arnold (Ottumwa); 6. 33V Nicholas Van Hamert (Bloomfield); 7. 92 Kevin
Kirkpatrick (Ottumwa); 8. 2M Matt Moore (Ottumwa); 9. 22F Michael Belger
Heat : 1. Kirkpatrick; 2. Orwig; 3. Chandler; 4. Arnold; 5. B. Whalen; 6.
J. Whalen; 7. Van Hemert; 8. Moore; 9. Belger