No surprise Mother Nature wasn’t going to play nice as just about an hour before the gates were to open up Mother Nature decided to drop a good rain shower but that didn’t damper the plans of racing at the Southern Iowa Speedway.
The night featured the IMCA Sport Mod Special rescheduled from last month and also Trick or Treating for the kids.
In the IMCA Sport Compacts feature, it was Brandon Lambert lead the first three laps before Bill Whalen Jr. sneaked by on lap 4. Whalen appeared to be heading to the win until Merv Chandler worked his way past Lambert on lap six and then set his sights on Whalen. Whalen and Chandler battled it out for the lead but on the last lap it was Chandler crossing the stripe first to take his fifth at SIS. Whalen finish second, Lambert was third, John Whalen came home fourth and Duayne Herb finish fifth.
Brad Pinkerton grabbed the lead early in the Budweiser IMCA Stock Car feature, but the yellow came out on lap seven when Donnie Pearson came to a stop in turn 2. Pinkerton had to deal with Rich Vogt and Corey Stout on the restart and two laps later, it was Vogt grabbing the lead. Vogt and the field saw the yellow come out on lap 11 when Ryan Leeman had his power plant expire and on the restart, Nathan Wood got by Pinkerton for second. Vogt held of challenges from Wood to go on to take the win. Todd Reitzler, who started 16th, got by Wood on the last lap to finish second. Stout finished fourth and Kris Walker finished fifth
In the Pyramid Graphics and Sports IMCA Sport Mods 30-lap feature, which was split up into two 15-lap segments with a 10 minute pit stop in the middle. Tyler Gross grabbed the early lead, but just after the completion of lap 3, Ben Kates and Eric Flander came together in turn 3 forcing an early exit for Kates. Gross continued to lead until coming to the completion of lap 12 when he experienced troubles and pulled in handing the lead over to Glenn Gladson. Brett Lowry grabbed the lead from Gladson a lap later. Lowry led until the caution waved for the mid-way pit stop.
Lowry, Gladson, Jason McDaniel, AJ Johnson and Rick Goldsberry was the top 5 at the mid-way point. Lowry began to pull away until lap traffic slowed him down and this allowed McDaniel who worked his way by Gladson on lap 18. Lowry held off McDaniel to take the win which was worth $750 for the win, another $250 bonus for racing before making it a $1,000 win for Lowry. McDaniel finished second, Matt Lettow started 14th and finished third, Curtis VanDerWal started 20th and finished fourth and Gladson finished fifth.
Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stocks feature saw Aaron Osweiler lead the first 2 laps before “The Dude” Danny Thrasher grabbed the lead away. Thrasher lead until a late race caution on lap 9 for Dale Porter in turn 2. Thrasher had to deal with Bill Bonnett on the restart and these two raced wheel-to-wheel and produced a photo finish at the line. Bonnett grabbed the win by a bumper at the line over Thrasher. Mike Hughes came home in third, Craig Brown was fourth and Jamie Songer was fifth.
Bill Davis Jr. jumped to the lead in the final feature of the night, which was the Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds feature. Davis appeared to be heading on to the win before Colt Mather chased him down on lap 11 and Mather grabbed the lead away on lap 12. Mather went on to take the win with Davis in second. Tyler Gronenendyk grabbed third away from Tyler Vandekamp on the last lap and Bill Gibson came home fifth.
Next Wednesday night will be the start to a very busy month of racing at the Southern Iowa Speedway as the speedway will host the 18th Annual Original Budweiser Stock Car Shootout as the IMCA Stock Cars will also be action. Also racing will be the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, IMCA Hobby Stocks and IMCA Sport Compacts. There will be a special start time because City Of Oskaloosa’s fireworks will follow the races that night.
Southern Iowa Speedway
Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds
Feature: 1. Colt Mather (Webster); 2. Bill Davis Jr. (Des Moines); 3. Tyler Groenendyk (Oskaloosa); 4. Tyler Vandekamp (Ankeny); 5. Bill Gibson (Knoxville); 6. Todd Shute (Des Moines); 7. Scott Dickey (Packwood); 8. Matt Waugh (Altoona); 9. Jacob Murray (Hartford); 10. Steve Pumphrey (Fairfield); 11. Casey Greubel (Lacona); 12. Brandon Banks (Washington).