|July 31, 2013
|Whalen, Hughes, VanDerWal, Vanderbeek and Dickey Takes Victories on 1st Community Credit Union Night
By Jeremy Fox
Oskaloosa, Iowa (July 31st, 2013) – Another night where the
weather was absolutely beautiful and the racing was great. Fans in attendance also
got some added attraction with a King of the Hill in both the Stock Cars and
Modifieds plus some Wheelbarrow Races.
In the Stock Car King of the Hill it was Jason Cook, Zack Vanderbeek and Damon
Murty all taking first round wins. Murty had the most wins in the first round
so he advantage to the finals and had a rematch with Vanderbeek, who beat Cook
in the semifinal. Vanderbeek got revenge on Murty in the finals and take the
win, Vanderbeek won a new Hoosier tire.
Modified King of the Hill was swept by Bill Davis Jr. as he claimed five wins
by beating Bill Gibson, Andrew Schroeder, Todd Shute, Cayden Carter and Tyler
Groenendyk. Davis got a brand new Hoosier tire for his efforts.
Meanwhile right after that wheel barrow races happened and it was Scott Dickey
and Brayton Carter winning in the final over Rich Vogt and Todd Shute. Dickey
and Carter will receive a free pit pass when the speedway returns with weekly
racing on August 21st.
First feature of the night was the IMCA Sport Compacts feature and it was Trent
Orwig grabbing the lead on the opening lap. Orwig’s lead was short lived as on
lap two he experience troubles and came to a stop in turn four, this handed the
lead over John Whalen. Whalen held off several challenges through the remaining
laps from Shawn Cooney to take the win. It was Whalen’s third of the season at
SIS and it gives him the points lead as Merv Chandler and Bill Whalen Jr.
didn’t compete on the night. Cooney came home in the runner-up position, Matt
Moore finish third and Trent Orwig was fourth.
Steve Allen grabbed the lead early in the Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stocks feature
but Dustin Griffiths worked his way into second on lap 2. Griffiths set his
sights and trying to get by and race side by side with Allen until lap six when
it was Griffiths grabbing the lead. Griffith saw Bill Bonnett follow suit and
then Mike Hughes. Hughes was on a mission as he grabbed second away from Allen
and Bonnett on lap ten and then grabbed the lead away on lap twelve. Hughes
went on to take his fifth win of the season at Osky. Griffiths, Bonnett, Allen
and Aaron Osweiler rounded out the top five.
In the Pyramid Graphics and Sports IMCA Sport Mods feature it was AJ Johnson
grabbing the lead but on lap four, Johnson slid up the race track and open the
bottom side for Brayton Carter, Carter snuck by and then shortly after the
yellow waved when Logan Anderson hit a tractor tire in turn two while running
third. On the restart, Leroy Groenendyk had a slip of the grip in turn two.
Carter remained out front until his cousin Carter VanDenBerg grabbed the top
spot away on lap nine. Carter and VanDenBerg race for the lead until lap twelve
when the red flag came after Carter made contact with a tractor tire that sent
him rolling, Carter was okay but ended his run. VanDenBerg had to deal with
Curtis VanDerWal, Eric Flander and Brett Lowry on the restart. VanDerWal made
the right move and grabbed the top spot away on lap fourteen and cruised on to
win number eight at his hometown track. VanDenBerg came home in second, Lowry
came across in third but was disqualified in post-race tech so that handed
third over to Flander. Tyler Heckard and AJ Johnson rounded out the top five.
Final feature of the night was the Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds feature and
before a single lap could be completed the caution waved when Tyler Groenendyk
and Jacob Murray spun in turn one. When the race got going it was Scott Dickey
grabbing the lead and even after a debris caution on lap three it was all over.
Dickey took the win with Todd Shute in second, Cayden Carter in third, Brandon
Banks in fourth and Bill Davis Jr. in fifth.
Weekly Racing will now take a couple of weeks off because of Sprint Week and
the State Fair and return on Wednesday Night August 21st for Support American
Farmers Night plus the final night for the IMCA Late Models. Hot Laps at 7pm
and Racing at 7:30pm.
Next week though the Speedway will host the 18th Annual Musco Lighting
Front Row Challenge featuring ASCS Sprints and NASCAR Driver Tony Stewart on
Monday Night August 5th and then the Casey’s General Stores Ultimate Challenge
presented by Searsboro Telephone Co. on Tuesday 6th. For tickets
next week call (515) 957-0020.
Southern Iowa Speedway Results
1st Community Credit Union Night
July 31st, 2013
Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds
Feature: 1. 40 Scott Dickey (Packwood); 2. 5 Todd Shute (Des Moines); 3.
10C Cayden Carter (Oskaloosa); 4. 22 Brandon Banks (Washington); 5. 1+ Bill
Davis Jr. (Des Moines); 6. 77 Jeff Mueller (New London); 7. 38 Bill Gibson
(Knoxville); 8. 7W Jerry Pilcher (Bloomfield); 9. 13 Matt Waugh (Des Moines);
10. 17X Steve Pumphrey (Fairfield); 11. 02 Andrew Schroeder (Keswick); 12. 64
Casey Greubel (Lacona); 13. 17 Tyler Groenendyk (Oskaloosa); 14. 48J Jacob
Murray (Hartford); DNS/15. 66 Gordon Head Jr. (Des Moines)
Heat 1: 1. Gibson; 2. Shute; 3. Dickey; 4. Pilcher; 5. Banks; 6. Waugh;
7. Head; 8. Pumphrey
Heat 2: 1. Davis; 2. Carter; 3. Groenendyk; 4. Schroeder; 5. Murray; 6.
Greubel; 7. Mueller
Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars
Feature: 1. 33Z Zack Vanderbeek (New Sharon); 2. 99D Damon Murty (Chelsea);
3. 27J Jason Cook (Mt. Pleasant); 4. 62 Brad Pinkerton (New Sharon); 5. 94
Corey Stout (Oskaloosa); 6. 22R Todd Reitzler (Grinnell); 7. 52 Nathan Wood
(Sigourney); 8. 2N Donavon Nunnikhoven (Sully); 9. 19A Alan Van Gorp (Des
Moines); 10. 18 Kris Walker (Oskaloosa); 11. 38 Rich Vogt (Fairfield); 12. 19
Donnie Pearson (Oskaloosa); 13. 3G Lonnie Greiner (Fairfield); 14. 17 Brock
Welch (Oskaloosa); 15. 57 Keith Kuder (Rose Hill)
Heat 1: 1. Nunnikhoven; 2. Van Gorp; 3. Pinkerton; 4. Cook; 5. Reitzler;
6. Pearson; 7. Welch; 8. Kuder
Heat 2: 1. Stout; 2. Murty; 3. Vogt; 4. Vanderbeek; 5. Wood; 6. Walker;
Pyramid Graphics and Sports IMCA SportMods
Feature: 1. 1V Curtis VanDerWal (Oskaloosa); 2. 7 Carter VanDenBerg
(Oskaloosa); 3. 12 Eric Flander (Barnes City); 4. 42 Tyler Heckart (Ottumwa);
5. 8J AJ Johnson (New Sharon); 6. 8T Tony Johnson (Oskaloosa); 7. 49G Leroy
Groenendyk (Oskaloosa); 8. 29 Bill Livezey (New Sharon); 9. 1 Roger Dresden
(Keokuk); 10. 10 Brayton Carter (Oskaloosa); 11. 9A Logan Anderson (Oskaloosa);
DQ: 72 Brett Lowry (Montezuma)
Heat 1: 1. VanDerWal; 2. Carter; 3. VanDenBerg; 4. Groenendyk; 5.
Livezey; 6. Heckart
Heat 2: 1. Anderson; 2. AJ Johnson; 3. Flander; 4. T. Johnson; 5.
Dresden; 6. Lowry
Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stocks
Feature: 1. 11 Mike Hughes (Oskaloosa); 2. 10G Dustin Griffiths (Ottumwa);
3. 19 Bill Bonnett (Knoxville); 4. 3S Steve Allen (Oskaloosa); 5. 7A Aaron
Osweiler (South English); 6. 84 Danny Thrasher (Agency); 7. 3 Travis Bunnell
(Hedrick); 8. 5B Dane Blozovich (Exline); 9. 33 Justin Hook (Oskaloosa); 10.
224 Gina Greubel (Lacona); 11. 55 Jared Stephens (Bussey); 12. 33J Justin
Millhouse (Batavia); 13. 32T Bobby Greene (Eddyville); DNS/14. 10 Dale Porter
Heat 1: 1. Griffiths; 2. Thrasher; 3. Bunnell; 4. Osweiler; 5.
Blozovich; 6. Stephens; 7. Porter
Heat 2: 1. Hughes; 2. Allen; 3. Bonnett; 4. Hook; 5. Greene; 6. Greubel;
IMCA Sport Compacts
Feature: 1. 77 John Whalen (Ainsworth); 2. 30 Shawn Cooney (Des Moines); 3.
2M Matt Moore (Ottumwa); 4. 04 Trent Orwig (Blakesburg)
Heat: 1. Cooney; 2. Moore; 3. Whalen; 4. Orwig