|August 21, 2013
|Vanderbeek Wins Again at the Southern Iowa Speedway
By Jeremy Fox
Oskaloosa, Iowa (August 21st, 2013) – Its been two weeks
since racing action took place at the Southern Iowa Speedway and three
weeks since the last weekly track points night. On Wednesday night, the
speedway returned to action and one driver got a victory on his birthday.
After the heat races there was a Battle of the Classes with the Late Models,
Modifieds, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks and Sport Mods each having two cars out on
track spread out around the track.Late Models had to go 6 laps, Modifieds 5.5
laps, Sport Mods 5.2 laps, Stock Cars 5 laps and Hobby Stocks 4.5 laps. Justin
Hook took the win and Steve Allen finished second but if there was another lap
they might not have since Damon Murty, a Stock Car and Late Models of Nick
Marolf and Spencer Diercks were coming.
First feature of the night was the IMCA Sport Compacts feature and it was Bill
Whalen Jr. grabbing the lead and never looking back despite several challenges
from Merv Chandler. Trent Orwig came home in third position.
Aaron Osweiler grabbed the early lead in the Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stock
feature but Mike Hughes worked his up from his ninth place starting spot to
take the lead on lap seven. Hughes and the field saw the only caution come out
on lap nine when Travis Bunnell hit the wall hard on the front stretch forcing
his car to a stop. Hughes held on to take the win with Danny Thrasher in
second. Bill Bonnett came home in third, Aaron Osweiler was fourth and Justin
Hook was fifth.
In the Pyramid Graphics and Sports IMCA Sport Mods feature it was AJ Johnson
grabbing the lead just like he did three weeks ago this time the caution waved
on lap three when Bill Livezey experienced troubles in turn two. Johnson got a
great restart but on lap four the caution waved when Tony Johnson made contact
with Brett Lowry in turn four sending Lowry around. AJ Johnson continued to
lead until Carter VanDenBerg made his way up to grab the top spot away on lap
eight. VanDenBerg lead the remaining laps to take the win over AJ Johnson,
Brett Lowry, Logan Anderson and Eric Flander.
Brad Pinkerton once again grabbed the lead early in the Budweiser IMCA Stock
Car feature and appeared to heading on to the win until fellow friend Zack
Vanderbeek worked his way through the field. Vanderbeek chased down Pinkerton
and made the pass on the last lap to take the win on his birthday. Pinkerton
finished runner up again, Damon Murty was third, Todd Reitzler and Bill Osbahr
rounded out the top five.
Just as the first lap was completed in the KBOE Radio IMCA Late Models feature,
Paul Glendenning spun on the front stretch forcing the yellow. Darrel DeFrance
lead that lap and the remaining laps despite the caution coming out on lap
thirteen when Spencer Diercks spun in turn four. DeFrance took the win with Track
Champion Todd Cooney in second, Nick Marolf in third, Diercks in fourth and
Glendenning in fifth.
Final feature of the night was the Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds feature saw
Andrew Schroeder lead the opening lap but just after the completion of that lap
the caution came out when Jesse Sobbing experience a flat tire and got stuck up
against the outside wall, Sobbing went and change that tire since he was trying
to be William Gould in the National Points. Schroeder continued to lead it but
after lap 2 was completed the caution came out again when Steve Pumphrey saw
his engine expire going in turn one. On the restart, Schroeder was passed by
Tyler Groenendyk but Groenendyk lead was short lived when Colt Mather grabbed
the lead away just before the yellow on lap four. Mather pulled away and took
the easy win over Groenendyk, Sobbing, Carter and Nick Deal.
Next Weekly Points Night at the speedway will be Wednesday Night September 11th
for Musco Lighting Night at the races, also on the card for that night is the
Iowa Sportsman Series. The following Wednesday Night will be Pepsi Cola/KBOE
Radio Season Championship Night. Hot Laps at 7pm and Racing at 7:30pm.
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the speedway’s annual fall special the
27th Annual Musco Lighting Fall Challenge coming on Friday and Saturday October
4th and 5th.
Southern Iowa Speedway Results
Support American Farmers Night
August 21st, 2013
KBOE Radio IMCA Late Models
Feature: 1. 99D Darrel DeFrance (Marshalltown); 2. 30 Todd Cooney (Des Moines);
3. 33 Nick Marolf (Moscow); 4. 29 Spencer Diercks (Davenport); 5. 33G Paul
Glendenning (Mount Ayr); 6. 15C Curt Schroeder (Ames); 7. B00K Dylan Book
(Adel); 8. 45 Tommy Elston (Keouk); DNS/9. 5 Jeremy Grady (Ames)
Heat: 1. Marolf; 2. Cooney; 3. Glendenning; 4. Diercks; 5. DeFrance; 6.
Schroeder; 7. Book; 8. Elston; 9. Grady
Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds
Feature: 1. 8 Colt Mather (Webster); 2. 17 Tyler Groenendyk (Oskaloosa); 3.
99 Jesse Sobbing (Glenwood); 4. 10C Cayden Carter (Oskaloosa); 5. 55D Nick Deal
(Walnut); 6. 66 Jeff Joldersma (McClelland); 7. 9 Dakota Hayden (Wilton); 8. 60
William Gould (Calera, OK); 9. 1+ Bill Davis Jr. (Des Moines); 10. 64 Casey
Greubel (Lacona); 11. 7W Jerry Pilcher (Bloomfield); 12. 22 Brandon Banks
(Washington); 13. 02 Andrew Schroeder (Keswick); 14. 48J Jacob Murray
(Hartford); 15. 38 Bill Gibson (Knoxville); 16. 77 Jim Lynch (Bloomfield); 17.
17X Steve Pumphrey (Fairfield); DNS/18. 40 Scott Dickey (Packwood)
Heat 1: 1. Davis; 2. Carter; 3. Mather; 4. Banks; 5. Joldersma; 6. Deal;
7. Dickey; 8. Gibson; 9. Greubel
Heat 2: 1. Groenendyk; 2. Schroeder; 3. Sobbing; 4. Pilcher; 5. Lynch;
6. Gould; 7. Hayden; 8. Pumphrey; 9. Murray
Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars
Feature: 1. 33Z Zack Vanderbeek (New Sharon); 2. 62 Brad Pinkerton (New
Sharon); 3. 99D Damon Murty (Chelsea); 4. 22R Todd Reitzler (Grinnell); 5. 88
Bill Osbahr (Avoca); 6. 38 Rich Vogt (Fairfield); 7. 18 Kris Walker
(Oskaloosa); 8. 52 Nathan Wood (Sigourney); 9. 19 Donnie Pearson (Oskaloosa);
10. 94 Corey Stout (Oskaloosa); 11. 19A Alan Van Gorp (Des Moines); 12. 26 Greg
Harsch (Bloomfield); 13. 7 Todd Phillips (Packwood); 14. 27J Jason Cook (Mt.
Pleasant); DNS/15. 2N Donavon Nunnikhoven (Sully)
Heat 1: 1. Cook; 2. Vogt; 3. Walker; 4. Vanderbeek; 5. Stout; 6. Wood;
7. Osbahr; 8. Pearson
Heat 2: 1. Reitzler; 2.Murty; 3. Van Gorp; 4. Nunnikhoven; 5. Pinkerton;
6. Phillips; 7. Harsch
Pyramid Graphics and Sports IMCA SportMods
Feature: 1. 7 Carter VanDenBerg (Oskaloosa); 2. 8J AJ Johnson (New Sharon);
3. 72 Brett Lowry (Montezuma); 4. 9A Logan Anderson (Oskaloosa); 5. 12 Eric
Flander (Barnes City); 6. 42 Tyler Heckart (Ottumwa); 7. 8T Tony Johnson
(Oskaloosa); 8. 34Z Cory Van Zante (Sully); 9. 49G Leroy Groenendyk
(Oskaloosa); 10. 1V Curtis VanDerWal (Oskaloosa); 11. 10 Brayton Carter
(Oskaloosa); 12. 53 Greg Strohman (Webster); 13. 29 Bill Livezey (New Sharon)
Heat 1: 1. T. Johnson; 2. Lowry; 3. Anderson; 4. Livezey; 5. Flander; 6.
Van Zante; 7. Strohman
Heat 2: 1. VanDerWal; 2. AJ Johnson; 3. VanDenBerg; 4. Heckart; 5.
Groenendyk; 6. Carter
Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stocks
Feature: 1. 11 Mike Hughes (Oskaloosa); 2. 84 Danny Thrasher (Agency); 3.
19 Bill Bonnett (Knoxville); 4. 7A Aaron Osweiler (South English); 5. 33 Justin
Hook (Oskaloosa); 6. 10G Dustin Griffiths (Ottumwa); 7. 32T Bobby Greene
(Eddyville); 8. 55 Jared Stephens (Bussey); 9. 3 Travis Bunnell (Hedrick); 10.
3S Steve Allen (Oskaloosa); 11. 79S Jason See (Albia); 12. 31 Adam Bonnett
Heat 1: 1. Hughes; 2. B. Bonnett; 3. See; 4. Hook; 5. Bunnell; 6.
Heat 2: 1. Allen; 2. Thrasher; 3. Griffiths; 4. Osweiler; 5. A. Bonnett;
IMCA Sport Compacts
Feature: 1. 00W Bill Whalen Jr. (Riverside); 2. 2 Merv Chandler (Urbana);
3. 04 Trent Orwig (Blakesburg)
Heat: 1. Whalen; 2. Chandler; DNS/3. Orwig