Oskaloosa, Iowa (March 30th, 2016) – With the unpredictability of mother nature many wondered if the Southern Iowa Speedway was going to open the Frostbuster Series. Mother Nature never dropped any liquid sunshine at the race track so racing was ran and there was excitement and wild races.
The official car count was 93 cars signed in from 11 different states. States represented was Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Michigan, Arizona, North Carolina, Montana, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.
After a caution forced a restart, Tim Ward led the opening lap of the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds. Kyle Brown grabbed the top spot away from Ward and started to pull away however Kelly Shyrock worked his way from fourth place starting position around Cayden Carter and Ward, Shyrock set his sights on Brown. Brown encounter lap traffic on lap 12 but the lap traffic got so heavy that Shyrock tried to get by Brown. Brown held off Shyrock to take the win. Carter, Arizona’s RC Whitwell and Arizona’s Tim Ward rounded out the top five.
Jay Schmidt and Derrick Agee led the field to the green in the IMCA Stock Cars 20 lap feature, Schmidt grabbed the lead on lap one but Agee worked his way to the top spot on lap two. Agee and Schmidt seemed confortable in those positons when the only race caution came out when Jeremy Swanson spun on the back stretch. This allowed Cayden Carter the opportunity to move to the second position and begin to challenge Agee for the lead. Carter grabbed the lead away from Agee coming to the white flag but Agee was not to be denied as he out dueled Carter the last lap to take the win. Damon Murty moved up nine spots to finish third, Schmidt fell back to fourth and Mike Hughes was fifth.
The IMCA SportMods feature was slowed by a pile up on the front stretch forcing a restart. Kyle Prauner from Nebraska grabbed the top spot and never looked back taking the easy victory ahead Carter VanDenBerg, Brandon Spanjer, Jake McBirnie and Lucas Lamberies.
Nick Ulin took the lead on lap one of the IMCA Hobby Stocks feature however shortly after several cars got together in turn three including Eric Stanton, who took a wild ride, Stanton was able to walk away. Ulin checked out and took the easy win ahead of John Watson, Bobby Greene, Nathan Ballard and Benji Irvine.
The Frostbuster Series moves to the Home of IMCA and the Benton County Speedway for Night two. Hot Laps at 6:45pm and Racing at 7:15pm. Marshalltown Speedway hostsFriday’s and Boone Speedway has Saturday’s.
Next Up for the Southern Iowa Speedway is the Season Opener for Track Points with all five weekly classes, Modifieds, Stock Cars, SportMods, Hobby Stocks and Sport Compacts all taking to the monster half mile. Hot Laps at 7pm, Racing at 7:30pm.
Story provided by Jeremy Fox