A beautiful day made for a great night at of racing at the Mahaska County Monster located at the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds.
There were two-, three- and four-wide racing through out the night and that made for some great races. Also on hand for the night was the Mississippi Valley Vintage Racing Association for exhibition races.
In the IMCA Sport Compacts feature, it was Trent Orwig grabbing the early lead before Merv Chandler grabbed the lead on lap 4. Chandler went on to take his fourth win of the season over John Whalen, Bill Whalen Jr., Kassidy Kirkpatrick and Matt Moore.
Todd Reitzler grabbed the lead in the Budweiser IMCA Stock Car feature, but just after the completion of lap one, the caution waved. Reitzler resumed command but had his handsful the remainder of the way as he had Damon Murty and Zack Vanderbeek on his back bumper when it came to end. Reitzler took the win with Murty in second, Vanderbeek in third, Rich Vogt in fourth and Brad Pinkerton in fifth.
Nick Marolf started on the pole and took full advantage of that in the KBOE Radio IMCA Late Models feature. Marolf had pulled away until lap traffic slow him down a bit that allowed Todd Cooney to chase him down. Just as it appeared Marolf was going to take an easy win, the caution waved forcing a green-white-checkered finish when Dylan Book lost a drive shaft coming off turn 4. Marolf held off Cooney on the restart to take the win. Tommy Elston, Spencer Diercks and Darrel DeFrance rounded out the top 5.
Richie Gustin jumped to the lead in the Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds feature and just after one lap was completed, the caution waved for Casey Greubel losing the handle. Gustin didn’t let that bother him as he resumed command and appeared to be going on to the easy win until the caution waved two more times on lap 14 and 15. Gustin held off challenges from Cayden Carter and Scott Dickey the remaining laps to take the win. Carter finished second, Dickey was third, Brandon Banks came home fourth and Tyler Vandekamp was fifth.
Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stocks feature saw Bobby Greene lead the first six laps before Mike Hughes worked his way from his fifth-row outside starting position to take the lead on lap seven. Hughes went on too take his fourth win of the season at SIS. Greene gets his best finish this season in the runner up position. Justin Hook, Bill Bonnett and Danny Thrasher finish third through fifth respectively.
Bill Livery lead the opening lap in the Pyramid Graphics and Sports IMCA Sport Mods feature but just before the completion of lap 2, Livery lost the handle in turn 4 forcing the yellow that handed the lead over to AJ Johnson. Johnson’s lead was short lived as on the restart it was Curtis VanDerWal grabbing the top spot, who worked his way through from his ninth place starting position. VanDerWal went on to win by a whole straightway to claim his fourth win of the season and his second in as many weeks. Carter VanDenBerg passed Ben Kates on the last lap to claim second. Eric Flander finish fourth and Jason Hall was fifth.
Next Wednesday night will be Titan Machinery, John's Tree Service and Vital Men Night featuring the IMCA Sport Mods Special that was rained out last month. It will also be Halloween in June as youngsters are invited to come trick or treat before the races on the front stretch. Also racing will be the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks and IMCA Sport Compacts.
The following Wednesday night the Southern Iowa Speedway will host the 18th Annual Original Budweiser Stock Car Shootout as the IMCA Stock Cars will race for $1,500 to win and $100 to start. Also racing will be the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, IMCA Hobby Stocks and IMCA Sport Compacts. City Of Oskaloosa’s fireworks will follow the races that night.
Southern Iowa Speedway Results
KBOE Radio IMCA Late Models
Feature: 1. Nick Marolf (Moscow); 2. Todd Cooney (Des Moines); 3. Tommy Elston (Keokuk); 4. Spencer Diercks (Davenport); 5. Darrel DeFrance (Marshalltown); 6. Jason Utter (Columbus Junction); 7. Curt Schroeder (Ames); 8. Jeremy Grady (Story City); 9. Dylan Book (Adel); 10. Matt Strassheim (Morning Sun).
Feature: 1. Curtis VanDerWal (Oskaloosa); 2. arter VanDenBerg (Oskaloosa); 3. Ben Kates (Tonganoxie, Kan.); 4. Eric Flander (Barnes City); 5. Jason Hall (Grinnell); 6. Matt Webb (Des Moines); 7. Jason McDaniel (Eldon); 8. Tyler Heckart (Ottumwa); 9. Troy Oliver (Des Moines); 10. Logan Anderson (Oskaloosa); 11. Tony Johnson (Oskaloosa); 12. Bill Livery (New Sharon); 13. Kyle Hill (New Sharon); 14. AJ Johnson (New Sharon); 15. Mike Goldsberry (Runnells); 16. Brayton Carter (Oskaloosa); 17. Brett Lowry (Montezuma); 18. Levi Layman (Muscatine).