Oskaloosa, Iowa (June 2nd, 2016) – No racing occur on Wednesday at the Southern Iowa Speedway this week because the speedway hosted Thursday Night Thunder featuring the Lucas Oil MLRA Late Models. All five IMCA divisions on the card for a Weekly Points Night. The Night was sponsored by Shawn’s Hay Grinding, Supreme Lawn & Landscape, KBOE Radio, Pepsi Mahaska Bottling, Ulrich Ford, Vanderbeek Truck Accessories, Tom & Cindy Drost, Dynamic Drivelines and Bill and Ray’s Truck Repair & Wrecker Service.
Jesse Stovall won the Lucas Oil MLRA Late Models meanwhile Cayden Carter remains perfect on weekly racing action in the IMCA Stock Cars. Other feature winners were all repeat winners and they included Curtis VanDerWal (IMCA SportMods), Dustin Griffiths (IMCA Hobby Stocks), Bill Whalen (IMCA Sport Compacts) and Ricky Thornton Jr (IMCA Modifieds).
First feature of the night was the ten lap IMCA Sport Compacts feature. Bill Whalen Jr wrestled the lead from Shane Evans on lap one but the caution came out on lap three for Cody VanDusen coming to a stop in turn two. Whalen had to battle with Evans and seventh place starter Brad Havel, Havel took second and grabbed the top spot on lap five. Havel and Whalen than dueled it out for the race the lead and it was the driver nicknamed “Happy Feet” taking the lead back on lap nine. Whalen went on to take his second win of the season at Osky ahead of Evans, Havel, John Gill and Lincoln Schrock.
Up next was the Lucas Oil MLRA Late Models 30 lap feature event and the top 16 cars were lined up based on passing points. Jesse Stovall and Jordan Yaggy started on the front row and it was Stovall taking advantage and pulling away but the first caution came out on lap eight for Jay Johnson coming to a rest on the backstretch. That did not bother Stovall because he got great restart and had a big lead only to see it wiped away when another caution was displayed on lap 17 for Dave Eckrich in turn one. Stovall got another great restart but with five laps to go when some smoke began to come out of Stovall machine just as he was encountering lap traffic, that allowed Yaggy and Rodney Sanders to get within a few car lengths but Stovall held on to take the win. Yaggy finished second, Sanders was third, Chad Simpson was fourth and Jimmy Mars was fifth.
After initial pole sitter Taylor Elliott opted to go to the tail that meant Trent Brink and Brett Lowry set the pace of the 16 lap KBOE Radio IMCA SportMod feature event and it was Lowry taking the lead early. Lowry maintained the lead until a pair of cautions came out on lap eight for Colton Livezey spinning on frontstretch and on lap nine for Danny Brau in turn one. Lowry now had to contend with Curtis VanDerWal but Lowry seemed to be no match as VanDerWal took the lead away and would go on to take his third win of the season at Osky. Lowry ran second, Carter VanDenBerg started ninth and came home third. Jason McDaniel and Matthew Van Gelder round out the top five.
Cayden Carter redrew the pole for the 16 lap Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars feature event but had to wait to take advantage as the caution came out on the initial start when Greg Gill spun exiting turn four. Carter jumped out to the lead ahead of Derrick Agee and Nathan Wood. Carter went on to take his fifth consecutive win at Osky, keeping him perfect on weekly racing competition. Wood, Agee, Mike Hughes and Todd Reitzler finished second through fifth respectively.
Danny Thrasher led the opening lap of the 15 lap Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stocks feature but shortly after the caution came out when Christian Huffman spun in turn four. Thrasher saw Brad Stephens and Dustin Griffiths behind him on the restart but continued to hold them off until Griffith was able to edge out Thrasher at the line on lap six. The caution came out on lap seven for Jared Stephens coming to a stop against the turn two wall. Griffiths got a great restart and went on to take his fourth win in a row at Osky. Brad Stephens held off challenges from Bill Bonnett for second. Thrasher came across in fourth and Jamie Songer was fifth.
Final feature of the night was the Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds 20 lap feature event. Hunter Marriott grabbed the lead on lap one but it was fourth place starter Colt Mather taking the top spot away on lap two. Mather looked to be heading toward victory meanwhile Ricky Thornton Jr took second away from Marriott on lap eight, Thornton set his sights on getting be Mather and Thornton would do just that on lap 14. Thornton led the remaining laps to go on and take his third win at Osky. Mather finished second, Richie Gustin was third, Jacob Murray was fourth and Hunter Marriott was fifth.
The Southern Iowa Speedway is back to its normal Wednesday Night racing action next week as it will be Pro-Line Buildings Night. Hot Laps at 7pm and Racing at 7:30pm.
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Southern Iowa Speedway
June 2nd, 2016
Lucas Oil MLRA Late Models
Protect the Harvest.com Feature – 1. 00s Jesse Stovall (Billings, MO); 2. 77y Jordan Yaggy (Rochester, MN); 3. 20s Rodney Sanders (Happy, TX); 4. 25C Chad Simpson (Mount Vernon); 5. 28m Jimmy Mars (Menomonie, WI); 6. 56J Tony Jackson Jr (Lebanon, MO); 7. 02 Tommy Weder Jr (Woodward, OK); 8. 04 Tad Pospisil (Norfolk, NE); 9. 32s Chris Simpson (Mount Vernon); 10. 4g Brantlee Gotschall (Nevada, MO); 11. 15K Justin Kay (Wheatland); 12. 31u Jason Utter (Columbus Junction); 13. 75p Terry Phillips (Springfield, MO); 14. 19r Ryan Gustin (Marshalltown); 15. 91p Jason Papich (Arroyo Grande, CA); 16. 1A Bryon Allison (Marshall, MO); 17. 16a Austin Siebert (Grandview, MO); 18. B1 Brent Larson (Lake Elmo, MN); 19. 5t Randy Timms (Wheatland, OK); 20. 29d Spencer Diercks (Davenport); 21. 58e Dave Eckrich (Cosgrove); 22. 14V Joe Godsey (Edinburgh, IN); 23. 4w J.C. Wyman (Griswold); 24. 93J Jay Johnson (West Burlington)
Hoosier Racing Tires B-Feature – 1. Chris Simpson; 2. Larson; 3. Phillips; 4. Siebert; 5. Utter; 6. Timms; 7. Allison; 8. Diercks; 9. 17v Nathan Vawter (Columbus, IN); 10. 26B Wayne Brau (Annawan, IL)
Bilstein Shocks Heat 1 – 1. Yaggy; 2. Eckrich; 3. Jackson; 4. Sanders; 5. Papich; 6. Allison; 7. Siebert; 8. Brau; 9. Phillips
Casey’s General Stores Heat 2 – 1. Stovall; 2. Weder Jr; 3. Pospisil; 4. Kay; 5. Mars; 6. Utter; 7. Chris Simpson; 8. Larson; 9. Timms
Chix Gear Racewear Heat 3 – 1. Chad Simpson; 2. Simpson; 3. Gustin; 4. Gotschall; 5. Godsey; 6. Wyman; 7. Diercks; 8. Vawter
Feature – 1. 20RT Ricky Thornton Jr (Harcourt); 2. 8 Colt Mather (Keswick); 3. 7SR Richie Gustin Jr. (Gilman); 4. 48J Jacob Murray (Hartford); 5. 62 Hunter Marriott (Brookfield, MO); 6. 9 Tyler Groenendyk (Oskaloosa); 7. 02 Andrew Schroeder (Keswick); 8. 40 Scott Dickey (Packwood); 9. 22 Brandon Banks (Washington); 10. 10C Cayden Carter (Oskaloosa); 11. 21K Kyle Brown (Kellogg); 12. 33Z Zack Vanderbeek (New Sharon); 13. 21D David Brown (Kellogg); 14. 49J Jason Murray (Hartford); DNS/15. 95J Jason Hall (Grinnell); DNS/16. 5 Todd Shute (Des Moines)
Heat 1 – 1. Kyle Brown; 2. Thornton; 3. Vanderbeek; 4. Marriott; 5. Schroeder; 6. Hall; 7. Shute; 8. Banks
Heat 2 – 1. Jacob Murray; 2. Gustin; 3. Groenendyk; 4. Jason Murray; 5. Mather; 6. Carter; 7. David Brown; 8. Dickey
IMCA Stock Cars
Feature – 1. 10CC Cayden Carter (Oskaloosa); 2. 52 Nathan Wood (Sigourney); 3. 14 Derrick Agee (Moberly, MO); 4. 11 Mike Hughes (Oskaloosa); 5. 22R Todd Reitzler (Grinnell); 6. 19 Donnie Pearson (Oskaloosa); 7. 28 Greg Gill (Muscatine); 8. 71 Louis Lynch (Glenwood, MO); 9. 54 Mike Brown (New Sharon); DNS 17 Brock Welch (Oskaloosa)
Heat – 1. Hughes; 2. Carter; 3. Wood; 4. Agee; 5. Reitzler; 6. Lynch; 7. Gill; 8. Pearson; 9. Brown; DNS Welch
IMCA Northern Sport Mods
Feature – 1. 1V Curtis VanDerWal (Oskaloosa); 2. 72 Brett Lowry (Montezuma); 3. 7 Carter VanDenBerg (Oskaloosa); 4. 85 Jason McDaniel (Eldon); 5. 16 Matthew Van Gelder (Pella); 6. 12 Eric Flander (Barnes City); 7. A5 Austin Paul (Monroe); 8. 34Z Cory Van Zante (Sully); 9. 26 Scott Brau (Brooklyn); 10. T16 Taylor Elliott (Webster City); 11. 55R Steven Berry (Ottumwa); 12. 20 Danny Brau (Brooklyn); 13. 01 Brayton Carter (Oskaloosa); 14. 29 Colton Livezey (New Sharon); 15. 9A Logan Anderson (Eddyville); 16. 84B Trent Brink (Bussey)
Heat 1 – 1. Lowry; 2. VanDerWal; 3. McDaniel; 4. Brink; 5. VanDenBerg; 6. Van Zante; 7. Scott Brau; 8. Livezey
Heat 2 – 1. Anderson; 2. Paul; 3. Flander; 4. Van Gelder; 5. Elliott; 6. Carter; 7. Berry; 8. Danny Brau
IMCA Hobby Stocks
Feature – 1. 10G Dustin Griffiths (Hedrick); 2. 55 Brad Stephens (Bussey); 3. 19 Bill Bonnett (Knoxville); 4. 84 Danny Thrasher (Agency); 5. 96R Jamie Songer (Ankeny); 6. 21 Nick Ulin (Agency); 7. 3S Steve Allen (Oskaloosa); 8. 3 Travis Bunnell (Hedrick); 9. 12 Mike Kincaid (Cincinnati); 10. 57 Scott Shull (Agency); 11. 19X August Bach (Newton); 12. 9 Jared Stephens (Bussey); 13. 14 Christian Huffman (New Sharon); 14. 7K Kelsie Spilman (Hedrick); 15. 32T Bobby Greene (Tracy)
Heat 1 – 1. Griffiths; 2. Songer; 3. Brad Stephens; 4. Bunnell; 5. Jared Stephens; 6. Kincaid; 7. Spilman; 8. Huffman
Heat 2 – 1. Thrasher; 2. Bonnett; 3. Ulin; 4. Shull; 5. Greene; 6. Bach; 7. Allen
IMCA Sport Compacts
Feature – 1. 00W Bill Whalen Jr (Riverside); 2. 92E Shane Evans (Iowa City); 3. 11H Brad Havel (Iowa City); 4. 02 John Gill (Marshalltown); 5. 99 Lincoln Schrock (Wellman); 6. 53 Cody VanDusen (Atalissa); 7. 9H Levi Heath (Wilton); 8. 3X Luke Benischek (Durant); 9. 13 Lukas Yoder (Kalona); 10. 03 Cameron Rogers (Washington); 11. 23H Alex Hayes (Iowa City); 12. 77 John Whalen (Ainsworth); 13. 23B Jason Breuklander (Oskaloosa); 14. 41 Nathan Moody (Beacon); DNS/15. 86R James Roose (Grandview)
Heat 1 – 1. Evans; 2. VanDusen; 3. Gill; 4. Havel; 5. Bill Whalen; 6. Heath; 7. Hayes; 8. Moody
Heat 2 – 1. Schrock; 2. Breuklander; 3. Benischek; 4. John Whalen; 5. Rogers; 6. Roose; 7. Yoder
Story provided by Jeremy Fox