Oskaloosa, Iowa (July 16th, 2014) – Night Number Two of racing during the 2014
Southern Iowa Fair on Wednesday Night was just as exciting as it was on
Tuesday. The night was sponsored by KBOE Radio and Pepsi Cola Mahaska Bottling
Company which also saw the inaugural class be inducted into the Southern Iowa
Speedway Hall of Fame.
After all the heat races were completed the inaugural class of Hall of Fame
inductees were introduced to the crowd. 1st Inductee was Aaron Brown, who lost
his life in an automobile crash in 1994 cutting his racing career short but he
was able to pick up the 1992 IMCA Stock Car track championship accepting his
award was his family and racing crew. The second inductee was Randy Schroeder
which pick 1984 IMCA Stock Car track championship and was a three time (1992, 1995
and 1997) IMCA Modified track champion. Third inductee was Denny Banks, Denny
pilot a race car for many years and working at the track before calling quits
but the familiar 22 car still races but now son Brandon drives it. Fourth
inductee was the legendary Bill Davis Sr who picked up the 1994 IMCA Modified
track champion, Davis family has a legacy and that family legacy continues will
Bill Davis Jr and grandson Kendall Davis. The final inductee has had many
exciting finishes all over the state of iowa and was able to become the 1994
IMCA Stock car track championship and that is of Bobby Greiner Jr. Greiner even
go to see his old stock car pick up a feature win.
First feature of the night was the KBOE Radio IMCA SportMods 16 lap feature but
before a single lap was completed the caution came out when Brayton Carter,
Curtis VanDerWal and Damon Murty got together on the front stretch. When the
race got going it was Tony Johnson leading the first lap but Clint
Luellen grabbed it away on lap two. Luellen saw the caution come out again on
lap four when Charlie Weber spun in turn two. Luellen now had to contend with
Jason McDaniel and it was McDaniel taking the lead away on lap six. Luellen
refused to give up and stay close until the final caution on lap 12. Luellen
was able to get a great restart and take the lead way from McDaniel on lap 13.
Luellen held off challenges from McDaniel and Brett Lowry the final three laps
to take the win. McDaniel came home second and Lowry was third. Brayton Carter
was fourth and Curtis VanDerWal was fifth.
Nick Ulin led the opening lap in the Pepsi Cola Mahaska Bottling Company IMCA
Hobby Stocks 15 lap feature but Mike Hughes took the lead away after starting
fifth on lap two. The only race caution came out on lap three when Brandon
Potts spun in turn two. Hughes would lead the remaining laps to take his 9th
win of the season at Osky and 5th win in a row. Dustin Griffiths, Ulin, Craig
Brown and Doug Gorden rounded out the top five.
In the "Class to Tough To Tame" the Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars 18 lap
event, it was Todd Reitzler taking advantage of his pole position but that was
short lived as Corey Stout from across the street took the lead away on lap
four. Stout and the field saw the caution come out on lap nine for Todd Reitzler
in turn two. On the restart, Cayden Carter was able to grab the lead away and
went on to win his fifth win of the season in Hall of Fame Inductee Bobby
Greiner's car now owned by Roger Kelderman. Damon Murty finished second, Stout
was third, Justin Temeyer was fourth and Brad Pinkerton was fifth.
Trent Orwig grabbed the early lead in the IMCA Sport Compacts ten lap feature
but it was "Happy Feet" Bill Whalen Jr grabbed the lead away on lap
four. Whalen went on to take his seventh win of the season at SIS. Orwig, John
Whalen, Matt Girdley and Matt Moore rounded out the top five.
Hunter Marriott redrew the pole for the Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds 22 lap
feature event. Marriott took full advantage as he would lead the entire
distance to take the win in the feature that went green-to-checkered. Colt
Mather tried to get by Marriott went the encountered lap traffic on lap ten but
Marriott look smooth out front. Mather settled for second meanwhile Jesse
Sobbing finished third, Jacob Murray was fourth and Luke Wanninger was fifth.
Final Feature of the night was 20 lap IMCA Late Models event. Nick Marolf
started on the pole and he would lead all 20 laps. Marolf won by half the track
over Tommy Elston, Todd Cooney, Jeremy Grady and Kevin Kile. Late Models next
appearance is in two weeks on Wednesday July 30th.
Next Wednesday Night will be KISS 101.5 FM Night at the Races. IMCA Modifieds,
IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Hobby Stocks and IMCA Sport Compacts will
all be on the card. Hot Laps at 7pm and Racing at 7:30pm.
For More information check out oskyspeedway.com or call Mike Van Genderen at