By Jeremy Fox
Oskaloosa, Iowa (September 11th, 2013) – After taking a few weeks off
for the Super Nationals, the speedway return to action for the final two points
night with Musco Lighting Night. A few drivers made their first visit to
victory lane at the monster while a couple of drivers return to victory lane.
First feature of the night was the IMCA Sport Compacts feature and it was John
Whalen grabbing the early lead but Merv Chandler grabbed it away on lap four.
Chandler cruised on to his ninth win this season at Osky. John Whalen held off
his brother Bill Whalen for the runner up spot and Matt Moore came home fourth.
Brayton Carter grabbed the early lead in the Pyramid Graphics and Sports IMCA
Sport Mods feature but just after the completion of lap two the caution wavied
when Bill Livezey came to a rest in turn two with a broke rear end. Carter
continued to lead and appeared to be heading on to the win until lap 12 on the
exit of turn two he got crossed up in front of the field and spun out,
meanwhile collecting Logan Anderson and Jason McDaniel. That handed the lead
over to AJ Johnson. Johnson took full advantage of that and held off late race
challenges from Super Nationals Sport Mod Champion Carter VanDenBerg and Track
Point Leader Curtis VanDerWal to take the win. VanDenBerg, VanDerWal, Eric
Flander and Corey Van Zante rounded out the top five.
In the Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stock feature it was Justin Hook grabbing the lead
and appeared to be heading on to the win until Bill Bonnett, Mike Hughes and
Steve Allen was able to catch up to Hook. Hook, Bonnett, Hughes and Allen raced
for the top spot with Hook remaining out front until the final lap. Bonnett was
able to grab his 4th win meanwhile Hughes followed suit grabbing the runner up
spot. Hook fell back to third, Allen was fourth and Aaron Osweiler was fifth.
After having the initial start called back in the Budweiser IMCA Stock Car
feature it was "From Aross the Street" Corey Stout grabbing the lead
but just after the completion of lap two the caution came out when Jason Cook,
Curt Hook and Brad Pinkerton got together on the backstretch. Stout refused to
let that bother him as he began to pull meanwhile Zack Vanderbeek was working
his way through the field. Stout held off a late race charge from Vanderbeek to
take his first win of the season at SIS. Kris Walker finish third, Nathan Wood
was fourth and Brad Pinkerton was fifth.
Bill Davis grabbed the lead in the Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds and appeared
to be heading on the easy win but the caution came out on lap 13 when Scott
Dickey came to a stop in turn 2. On the restart, Davis saw National Point
Contender Jesse Sobbing and "Gasman" Cayden Carter on his back bumper
but Davis was able to hold them off only to see the yellow come out again on
lap 15. Davis was able to hold off both Sobbing and Carter to take the victory.
Finishing behind Davis, Sobbing and Carter was Brandon Banks and Jacob Murray.
Final feature of the night was the Iowa Sportsman Series, Kris Walker lead from
start to finish in the 35 lapper. Gene Tish, Aaron Osweiler, Darin VanDee and
Jared Stephens rounded out the top five.
Next Wednesday Night will be the end of the track points with Pepsi Cola
Mahaska Bottling Company and KBOE Radio Season Championships. It will be a
normal night of racing with heats and features like usual. Hot Laps at 7pm and
Racing at 7:30pm.
Remember though the speedway will not be done after next week as the speedway
returns to life with the 27th Annual Musco Lighting Fall Challenge on Friday
and Saturday October 4th and 5th.
Southern Iowa Speedway Results
Musco Lighting Night
September 11th, 2013
Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds
Feature: 1. 1+ Bill Davis Jr. (Des Moines); 2. 99 Jesse Sobbing (Glenwood);
3. 10C Cayden Carter (Oskaloosa); 4. 22 Brandon Banks (Washington); 5. 48J
Jacob Murray (Hartford); 6. 17 Tyler Groenendyk (Oskaloosa); 7. 66 Jeff
Joldersma (McClelland); 8. 40 Scott Dickey (Packwood); 9. 64 Casey Greubel
(Lacona); 10. 42 Johnathan Huston (Columbus Junction); DNS/11. 02 Andrew
Schroeder (Keswick); DNS/12. 9 Luke Cochran (Springfield, NE)
Heat 1: 1. Groenendyk; 2. Carter; 3. Murray; 4. Banks; 5. Greubel;
Heat 2: 1. Davis; 2. Joldersma; 3. Schroeder; 4. Sobbing; 5. Dickey; 6.
Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars
Feature: 1. 94 Corey Stout (Oskaloosa); 2. 33Z Zack Vanderbeek (New Sharon);
3. 18 Kris Walker (Oskaloosa); 4. 52 Nathan Wood (Sigourney); 5. 62 Brad
Pinkerton (New Sharon); 6. 38 Rich Vogt (Fairfield); 7. 75 Curt Hook (Ackley);
8. 27J Jason Cook (Mt. Pleasant); DNS/9. 57 Keith Kuder (Rose Hill); DNS/10.
77T Trent Jeanes (Chariton); DNS/11. 19A Alan Van Gorp (Des Moines)
Heat 1: 1. Wood; 2. Pinkerton; 3. Hook; 4. Vanderbeek; 5. Kuder; 6. Van
Heat 2: 1. Stout; 2. Cook; 3. Walker; 4. Vogt; 5. Jeanes
Pyramid Graphics and Sports IMCA SportMods
Feature: 1. 8J AJ Johnson (New Sharon); 2. 7 Carter VanDenBerg (Oskaloosa);
3. 1V Curtis VanDerWal (Oskaloosa); 4. 12 Eric Flander (Barnes City); 5. 34Z
Corey Van Zante (Sully); 6. 72 Brett Lowry (Montezuma); 7. GT1 Brian Efkamp
(Ankeny); 8. 95J Jason Hall (Grinnell); 9. 10 Brayton Carter (Oskaloosa); 10.
3J Jim Blazina (Blair, NE); 11. 99 Charley Webber (Sigourney); 12. 85 Jason
McDaniel (Eldon); 13. 8T Tony Johnson (Oskaloosa); 14. 9A Logan Anderson
(Oskaloosa); 15. 29 Bill Livezey (New Sharon)
Heat 1: 1. Livezey; 2. Van Zante; 3. Flander; 4. AJ Johnson; 5.
McDaniel; 6. Lowry; 7. Efkamp; 8. Webber
Heat 2: 1. VanDerWal; 2. Carter; 3. T. Johnson; 4. VanDenBerg; 5.
Anderson; 6. Hall; 7. Blazina
Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stocks
Feature: 1. 19 Bill Bonnett (Knoxville); 2. 11 Mike Hughes (Oskaloosa); 3.
33 Justin Hook (Oskaloosa); 4. 3S Steve Allen (Oskaloosa); 5. 7A Aaron Osweiler
(South English); 6. 10G Dustin Griffiths (Ottumwa); 7. 69 Craig Brown (Eldon);
8. 32T Bobby Greene (Eddyville); 9. 85 Doug Sylvester (Ottumwa); 10. 224 Gina Greubel
(Lacona); 11. 55 Jared Stephens (Bussey); 12. 17 Andy Peck (Newton); 13. 24
Austin Wolfgram (Webster City); 14. 84 Danny Thrasher (Agency)
Heat 1: 1. Thrasher; 2. Griffiths; 3. Allen; 4. Sylvester; 5. Greubel;
6. Greene; 7. Brown
Heat 2: 1. Bonnett; 2. Osweiler; 3. Hook; 4. Hughes; 5. Wolfgram; 6.
Stephens; 7. Peck
IMCA Sport Compacts
Feature: 1. 2 Merv Chandler (Urbana); 2. 77 John Whalen (Ainsworth); 3. 00W
Bill Whalen Jr. (Riverside); 4. 2M Matt Moore (Ottumwa)
Heat: 1. Moore; 2. J. Whalen; 3. B. Whalen; DNS/4. Chandler
Iowa Sportsman Series
Feature: 1.18 Kris Walker; 2. 54 Gene Tish; 3. 7A Aaron Osweiler; 4. 11
Darin Van Dee; 5. 55 Jared Stephens; 6. 77 Travis Dawson; 7. 8 Paul Meindres;
8. 17 Andy Peck; 9. 13X Wayne Weaver; DNS/10. 32T Bobby Greene; DNS/11. 14
Heat: 1. Osweiler; 2. Tish; 3. Van Dee; 4. Dawson; 5. Stephens; 6. Peck;
7. Meindres; 8. Greene; 9. Dickerson; 10. Walker; 11. Weaver