Fellows and Anderson Repeat on Shawn’s Hay Grinding Night

Oskaloosa, Iowa (May 3rd, 2017) – The Southern Iowa Speedway roared in to the merry month of May with Shawn’s Hay Grinding of Keystone Night at the races. The pit area saw 82 cars checked in the five weekly IMCA divisions on a nice chilly spring evening. Also in attendance was three Lucas Oil MLRA Late Models hot lapping for their weekend swing in Iowa, those three was Ricky Thornton Jr., Rodney Sanders and Billy Moyer. 
Daniel Fellows (IMCA Sport Compacts) and Shannon Anderson (IMCA Hobby Stocks) repeated with their second feature wins in as many weeks. Nathan Wood (IMCA Stock Cars), Curtis VanDerWal (IMCA SportMods) and Kelly Shryock (IMCA Modifieds) took their first win of 2017 at the monster half mile.

First feature of the night was the 12 lap Kelli Steil State Farm IMCA Sport Compacts feature event and it was Nathan Moody and Bryan Claussen leading the field to the green. Last week’s winner Daniel Fellows started eighth but be the end of lap one, Fellows was in the race lead. Fellows began to pull away but the caution came out when Austin Reumann went on a spin cycle on the fronstretch. Fellows flexed his muscles to take the win despite late challenges from Belleview, Nebraska’s Denny Berghahn, Berghahn finished second. Barry Taft driving his car this week came home third, Dillon Richards from Beatrice, Nebraska was fourth and Cody Van Dusen was fifth. 
Donnie Pearson and Louis Lynch led the field to the green in the 18 lap Budweiser IMCA Stock Car feature event. Lynch grabbed the top spot on lap one but left the door opened allowing Nathan Wood to take the top spot away on lap two. Wood began to pull away until lap nine when last week winner Mike Hughes began to chase down. The caution came out on lap 11 for Damon Murty coming to a stop in turn one. Wood and the field saw the caution come out again on lap 16 for Dustin Griffiths spinning on the fronstretch for a left front flat. Wood had great restart both times meanwhile Hughes saw Todd Reitzler and Derrick Agee show their strength late in the race. Wood took the win ahead of Reitzler, Agee, Hughes and Danny Thrasher.
Oskaloosa True Value IMCA Sport Mods 16 lap feature event was next on to the monster half mile and it was New Sharon’s Colton Livezey taking advantage of his outside front row starting spot by taking the early lead. Livezey saw Carter VanDenBerg take the lead away on lap five. VanDenBerg began to pull away meanwhile Curtis VanDerWal messed up in turns three and four losing a few spots around the same time. VanDerWal worked his way through the field and began to chase down VanDenBerg. VanDenBerg saw VanDerWal take the lead away on the high side with two laps to go. VanDerWal made the high side work and held off VanDenBerg to get his first win of the 2017 at his hometown track. VanDenBerg settled for second. Livezey, Logan Anderson and Jason McDaniel rounded out top five.
Kelly Shryock started outside front row of the Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds 20 lap feature event and never looked back going on to take the win. Todd Shute, who ran second for much of the race saw Brookfield, Missouri’s Hunter Marriott take the second spot away putting Shute back to the third spot. Colt Mather worked his away up to finish fourth and Cayden Carter came home fifth.
Final feature of the night was the KBOE Radio / Mahaska Bottling IMCA Hobby Stocks 15 lap feature event. Mike Kincaid and Steve Allen led the field to the green and it was Kincaid taking the lead early. Kincaid held the top spot until lap fourwhen Shannon Anderson was able to get by after working his way from the eighth starting spot. Anderson went on to repeat from last week with Kincaid, Brad Stephens, Bill Bonnett and Aaron Martin completing out the top five.

Next Wednesday Night, the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders will take to the Southern Iowa Speedway for Oskaloosa True Value Night. Along with the Sprint Invaders will be all five IMCA Classes. Hot Laps at 7 pm and Racing at 7:30 pm.
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Story provided by Jeremy Fox


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