Oskaloosa, Iowa (May 31st, 2017) – Wednesday Night was a picture perfect night for racing and the action on the track was just as exciting from the first green flag to the final checkered flag. Racing action finished up in 1 hour and 45 minutes with 63 cars signed in to compete in the five IMCA divisions on Musco Lighting Night.
Shannon Anderson remains perfect after picking up the Hobby Stocks feature. Curtis VanDerWal (Sport Mods) and Cayden Carter (Modifieds), each repeated from last week. New Feature Winners was Brandon Housley (Sport Compacts) and Derrick Agee (Stock Cars).
First feature was the 12 lap Kelli Steli State farm IMCA Sport Compacts feature. Billy Cain and Bryan Claussen lead the field to the green flag but it was second row starter Brandon Housley jumping to the top spot early meanwhile Cain, Claussen and Cody Van Dusen battled for the number two spot. Housley pulled away and never looked back going on to take the win ahead if Levi Heath, Nathan Moody, Cody Van Dusen and Claussen.
Oskaloosa True Value IMCA Sport Mods 16 lap feature was next to roll on to the speedway and it was Danny Brau and Jason Hall leading the field. Hall took advantage and took the top spot and appeared comfortable out front until Points Leader Curtis VanDerWal worked his way through the field from his tenth starting spot to take the lead away on lap nine. VanDerWal pulled away and had a full straight way lead to take his third straight win at his hometown track. Fellow Oskaloosa Native Carter VanDenBerg grabbed second away from Jason Hall, who settled for third. Cory Van Zante finished fourth and Jack Housley was fifth.
The feature that always seem to have the fans on the edge of the seats is the Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars 18 lap feature event. Once again they proved the nickname of Class To Tough To Tame despite only ten cars signed in. Danny Thrasher and Dustin Griffiths started on the front row but by lap one it was Todd Reitzler taking the top spot. Reitzler and the field saw the caution come out just after lap one for Cody McClure in turn four. Reitzler knew his hands was full on the restart with Griffiths, Derrick Agee and Nathan Wood behind him but he held them off by choosing the fastest lane around the speedway. However another caution came out on lap eight and that forced another restart. This time, Reitzler was not able to off Derrick Agee as Agee grabbed the spot away. Agee held on to become the fourth different feature winner at the Southern Iowa Speedway this season. Reitzler came home second, Nathan Wood finished third, Mike Hughes was fourth and Dustin Griffiths slipped back to finish fifth.
Bradley Graham took advantage of his front row starting spot by grabbing the lead early in the KBOE Radio / Mahaska Bottling IMCA Hobby Stocks 15 lap feature. Just after one lap scored the caution came out for Cody Cleghorn and Kurtis Oliver in turn four. Graham and Aaron Martin batteld for the top spot on the restart with Graham holding on to the top spot, meanwhile Shannon Anderson, started eighth was chipping his way through the field. On Lap six, Anderson would grab the lead away from Graham and began to pull away only to see the caution come out on lap 11 for Cleghorn in turn four. Anderson held on to stay perfect in Hobby Stocks at Osky. Aaron Martin, Chanse Hollatz, Bill Bonnett and Thomas Stevens rounded out the top five.
Final feature of the night was the 18 lap Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds feature. Shawn Ritter, Andrew Schroeder and Cayden Carter battled for the race lead early and it was Carter that took the top spot forcing the other two to battle it out early. Carter cruised on take his second win at Osky in his VanderBuilt Chassis Modified. Colt Mather finished in the number two spot, Scott Dickey came across in third but got disqualified in post-race tech moving up Andrew Schroeder to the third spot. Shawn Ritter and Todd Cooney, finished in fourth and fifth.
Next Wednesday Night is Supreme Lawn and Landscape Night and will feature, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Hobby Stocks and IMCA Sport Compacts. The Hobby Stocks will see extra $300 available to grab because of a bounty placed on Shannon Anderson in the Hobby Stocks, thanks to Edel Lawn Care, Cindy Drost and Independent Auto. Hot Laps at 7pm and Racing at 7:30pm.
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Story provided by Jeremy Fox