by Jeremy Fox
Oskaloosa, Iowa (May 9th, 2018) – Last week mother nature washed the racing action away but this week was a different story as beautiful skies with very few clouds in the sky meant the Musco Lighting Southern Iowa Speedway presented by KBOE 104.9 could finally get another night in the books.
Binn & Stevens Dust Control, Supreme Lawn & Landscape and Kraig Ford sponsored the night. It was also College and High School Night meaning all College or High School students could get in free with their student IDs. Thanks to the Southern Iowa Fairboard, there was even a $2 Beer Special all night for the fans of legal age.
Seventy cars checked in to race on night two at the Southern Iowa Speedway and that included 9 Iowa Sportsman Series, 11 Sport Compacts, 13 Stock Cars, 14 Sport Mods and 23 Hobby Stocks. Four New Faces took wins on Wednesday : Brandon Housley (Sport Compacts), Nathan Wood (Stock Cars), Eric Stanton (Hobby Stocks) and Doug Weiss (Iowa Sportsman Series) meanwhile Curtis VanDerWal repeats in the Sport Mods.
First feature to take to the speedway was the Finish Line Auto Sales Sport Compacts 10 lap feature. Billy Cain and Brandon Allison battled it out to take the lead on lap one with Cain taking it however a little contact between the two allowed Brandon Housley, who worked his way from seventh starting spot. Housley grabbed the lead away and began to pull away until late in the race when Kyle Boyd made a late race challenge for the top spot. Housley was able to hang on to take the checkers first ahead of Boyd, eighth place starter Cody Phillips, Allison and Cain.
Next up was the “Class Too Tough To Tame” the Midstate Machine Stock Cars 16 lap feature event. Dustin Griffiths took advantage of his pole position by grabbing the early lead but Mike Brown was not making easy on him out front. Nathan Wood was running second until Mike Hughes was able to grab the third spot away on lap three. Hughes continued to chip away and managed to edge out Griffiths at the line on lap five. On lap nine contact between Griffiths and Hughes sent Hughes to the pits with a flat tire meanwhile that allowed Nathan Wood to sneak by Griffiths for the lead as well. Wood knew there would be a challenge late and that challenge late came from Opening Night Feature Winner Cayden Carter. Wood was able to fend off “The Gasman” Carter for the win. Griffiths managed a third place finish, Michael Peterson finish fourth and Derrick Agee was fifth.
Unfortunately, before a single lap completed in the Carter’s Manufacturing & Van’s Racing Sport Mods 15 lap feature, the red flag came out when Cory Van Zante flipped four or five times down the back straightaway, Van Zante would climb from the car okay, however, it ended his night. When the race finally got started, it was “Mighty Mouse” Jason McDaniel taking the race lead. McDaniel looked comfortable out front and appeared heading to the victory until the caution came out on lap nine for Jarret VanDenBerg flipping in turn three, VanDenBerg climbed from the car but it, too, ended his night. McDaniel now had to contend with “Speedy Bray” Brayton Carter and Curtis VanDerWal for the race lead. VanDerWal got by Carter and then McDaniel to take the race on lap ten. VanDerWal pulled away and went on to take his second win of the season. McDaniel finished 2nd, Carter was 3rd, Blaine Webster was 4th and Logan Anderson was 5th.
In the Parker Tree Service Hobby Stocks feature, it was Eric Stanton grabbing making easy for him. Just after one lap placed in the books, the caution out for Benji Clemons in turn three. Stanton was not going fazed by but saw the caution again come out lap three, first for Clemons in turn two and then on the restart for Derek Kirkland in turn three. Stanton again got a great restart but the caution came out again on lap 11 for debris in turns three and four. Stanton had to battle the last four laps with Dustin Griffiths and Jamie Songer but Stanton cruised to the win. Griffiths took second with Songer in third. Aaron Martin and Mike Kincaid rounded out the top five.
Final feature of the night was the Iowa Sportsman Series feature and it was Tyler Sutter leading the first 14 laps
before Doug Weiss, the defending Iowa Sportsman Series Champion grabbed the top spot away. Weiss pulled away from Sutter to take the win. Sutter finished second with Leroy Kline, John Watts and Wayne Webert finishing third through fifth.
Racing action continues Next Wednesday Night with Budweiser Memorial Night at the Races. Fans and Racers can donate any amount of money to the purse in memory of anyone they choose. Amounts can range from $5 and up. Adults are just $8, Military & Veterans are $5, Kids (6-15) $3, 5 & Under Free to get in the grandstands. Stock Cars, Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks and Sport Compacts are on the card with Hot Laps at 7pm and Racing to Follow.
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Musco Lighting Southern Iowa Speedway presented by KBOE 104.9
Binns & Stevens Dust Control / Supreme Lawn & Landscape / KRAIG FORD Night
May 9th, 2018
Midstate Machine Stock Cars
Feature – 1. 52 Nathan Wood (Sigourney); 2. 10cc Cayden Carter (Oskaloosa); 3. 10G Dustin Griffiths (Hedrick); 4. 1X Michael Peterson (Montezuma); 5. 14 Derrick Agee (Moberly, Mo.); 6. 72 Mike Harward (Floris); 7. 54 Mike Brown (New Sharon); 8. 409 Howard Gordon Jr. (Oskaloosa); 9. 11 Mike Hughes (Oskaloosa); 10. 84 Danny Thrasher (Agency); 11. 40 Scott Dickey (Packwood); 12. 19 Donnie Pearson (Oskaloosa); DNS 31 Josh Woods (West Liberty).
Heat 1 – 1. Hughes; 2. Griffiths; 3. Wood; 4. Carter; 5. Thrasher; 6. Gordon; 7. Dickey.
Heat 2 – 1. Agee; 2. Peterson; 3. Pearson; 4. Harward; 5. Brown; 6. Woods.
Carter’s Manufacturing / Van’s Racing Sport Mods
Feature – 1. 1V Curtis VanDerWal (Oskaloosa); 2. 85 Jason McDaniel (Eldon); 3. 01 Brayton Cater (Oskaloosa); 4. 7 Blaine Webster (Ottumwa); 5. 53 Logan Anderson (Eddyville); 6. 8T Tony Johnson (Oskaloosa); 7. T16 Taylor Elliott (Webster City); 8. 5 Matt Beal (Oskaloosa); 9. 77F Jeff Frana (Ottumwa); 10. 29 Colton Livezey (New Sharon); 11. 22V Jarret VanDenBerg (Oskaloosa); 12. 95J Jason Hall (Grinnell); 13. 55R Steven Berry (Ottumwa); 14. 34Z Cory Van Zante (Sully).
Heat 1 – 1. VanDerWal; 2. Carter; 3. Webster; 4. Hall; 5. Johnson; 6. Berry; 7. Beal.
Heat 2– 1. McDaniel; 2. Van Zante; 3. VanDenBerg; 4. Livezey; 5. Anderson; 6. Elliott; 7. Frana.
Parker Tree Service Hobby Stocks
Feature – 1. 7B Eric Stanton (Carlisle); 2. 10 Dustin Griffiths (Hedrick); 3. 96R Jamie Songer (Ankeny); 4. 73 Aaron Martin (Richland); 5. 12 Mike Kincaid (Cincinnati); 6. 3 Travis Bunnell (Hedrick); 7. 27 Clint Nelson (Baxter); 8. 47 Darin Dezwarte (Knoxville); 9. 42T Tyson Overton (Carlisle); 10. 18 Anthony Goldsberry (Runnells); 11. 1R Rick VanDusseldorp (Oskaloosa); 12. 14 Christian Huffman (New Sharon); 13. 54 Jesse Williams (New Sharon); 14. 69 Craig Brown (Eldon); 15. 55x Rick Goldsberry (Runnells); 16. 20H Brock Hopwood (Ottumwa); 17. 02 Mike Goldsberry (Runnells); 18. 2K Derek Kirkland (Centerville); 19. 7K Kelsie Spilman (Hedrick); 20. 55 Benji Clemons (Norwalk); 21. 13m Riley Meinders (Oskaloosa); 22. 71s Dave Seddon (Knoxville); 23. 12B Randy Bradshaw (Carlisle).
Heat 1 – 1. Songer; 2. Martin; 3. Stanton; 4. Griffiths; 5. Brown; 6. Kincaid; 7. Bradshaw; 8. Dezwarte.
Heat 2 – 1. Hopwood; 2. Overton; 3. Bunnell; 4. Nelson; 5. Seddon; 6. Meinders; 7. A. Goldsberry; 8. Kirkland.
Heat 3 – 1. M. Goldsberry; 2. Williams; 3. R. Goldsberry; 4. Spilman; 5. Huffman; 6. Clemons; 7. Bradshaw.
Finish Line Auto Sales Sport Compacts
Feature – 1. 42 Brandon Housley (Ottumwa); 2. 99 Kyle Boyd (Ottumwa); 3. 03 Cody Phillips (Ottumwa); 4. 14A Brandon Allison (Oskaloosa); 5. 52 Billy Cain (Bloomfield); 6. 5 Tyler Haring (Oskaloosa); 7. 00W Bill Whalen Jr. (Riverside); 8. 2H James Haring (Oskaloosa); 9. 41 Nathan Moody (Oskaloosa); 10. 99X Joe Mastin (Des Moines); DNS 0 Ryan Havel (Iowa City).
Heat 1 – 1. Boyd; 2. Phillips; 3. Cain; 4. T. Haring; 5. Whalen; 6. Mastin.
Heat 2 – 1. Allison; 2. J. Haring; 3. Moody; 4. Havel; 5. Housley.
Iowa Sportsman Series
Feature – 1. 3 Doug Weiss (Dallas Center); 2. 14 Tyler Sutter (Pleasantville); 3. 22 Leroy Kline (Brooklyn); 4. 2 John Watts (Oskaloosa); 5. 13X Wayne Webert (Williamsburg); 6. 99X Joe Mastin (Des Moines); 7. 77 Travis Dawson (Delta); 8. 3X Sheldon Webert (Williamsburg); DNS 10B Dan Banker (Des Moines).
Heat – 1. Weiss; 2. Dawson; 3. Kline; 4. S. Webert; 5. Mastin; 6. W. Webert; 7. Watts; 8. Sutter; DNS Banker.