Marolf Dominates Late Models on Drost Equipment and Jerry Pro Collision Center Night at SIS
By Jeremy Fox
Oskaloosa, Iowa (June 19th, 2013) – A Beautiful day made for a great night at of racing at the Mahaska County Monster located at the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds. There was two, three and four racing through out the night and that made for some great races. Also on hand for the night was the Mississippi Valley Vintage Racing Association for exhibition races.
In the IMCA Sport Compacts feature it was Trent Orwig grabbing the early lead before Merv Chandler grabbed the lead on lap 4. Chandler went on to take his 4th win of the season over John Whalen, Bill Whalen Jr., Kassidy Kirkpatrick and Matt Moore.
Todd Reitzler grabbed the lead in the Budweiser IMCA Stock Car feature but just after the completion of lap one the caution waved. Reitzler resumed command but had his handsful the remainder of the way as he had Damon Murty and Zack Vanderbeek on his back bumper when it came to end. Reitzler took the win with Murty in second, Vanderbeek in third, Rich Vogt in fourth and Brad Pinkerton in fifth.
Nick Marolf started on the pole and took full advantage of that in the KBOE Radio IMCA Late Models feature. Marolf had pulled away until lap traffic slow him down a bit that allowed Todd Cooney to chase him down. Just as it appeared Marolf was going to take an easy win the caution waved forcing a green-white-checkered finish when Dylan Book lost a drive shaft coming off turn 4. Marolf held off Cooney on the restart to take the win. Tommy Elston, Spencer Diercks and Darrel DeFrance rounded out the top 5.
Richie Gustin jumped to the lead in the Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds feature and just after one lap was completed the caution waved for Casey Greubel losing the handle. Gustin didn’t let that bother him as he resumed command and appeared to be going on to the easy win until the caution waved two more times on lap 14 and 15. Gustin held off challenges from Cayden Carter and Scott Dickey the remaining laps to take the win. Carter finished second, Dickey was third, Brandon Banks came home fourth and Tyler Vandekamp was fifth.
Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stocks feature saw Bobby Greene lead the first 6 laps before Mike Hughes worked his way from his 5th row outside starting position to take the lead on lap seven. Hughes went on too take his 4th win of the season at SIS. Greene gets his best finish this season in the runner up position. Justin Hook, Bill Bonnett and Danny Thrasher finish third through fifth respectively.
Bill Livery lead the opening lap in the Pyramid Graphics and Sports IMCA Sport Mods feature but just before the completion of lap 2, Livery lost the handle in turn 4 forcing the yellow that handed the lead over to AJ Johnson. Johnson’s lead was short lived as on the restart it was Curtis VanDerWal grabbing the top spot, who worked his way through from his ninth place starting position. VanDerWal went on to win by a whole straightway to claim his 4th win of the season and his 2nd in as many weeks. Carter VanDenBerg passed Ben Kates on the last lap to claim 2nd. Eric Flander finish 4th and Jason Hall was 5th.
Next Wednesday Night will be Titan Machinery, John’s Tree Service, and Vital Men Night featuring the IMCA Sport Mods Special that was rained out last month. It will also be Halloween in June as youngsters are invited to come trick or treat before the races on the front stretch. Also racing will be the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks and IMCA Sport Compacts. Hot Laps at 7pm and Racing at 7:30pm every Wednesday Night.
The following Wednesday Night the Southern Iowa Speedway will host the 18th Annual Original Budweiser Stock Car Shootout as the IMCA Stock Cars will race for $1,500 to win and $100 to start. Also racing will be the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, IMCA Hobby Stocks and IMCA Sport Compacts. There will be a special start time with Hot Laps at 6pm and Racing at 6:30pm because City Of Oskaloosa’s fireworks will follow the races that night.
Southern Iowa Speedway Results
Drost Equipment/Jerry Pro Collision Center Night
June 19th, 2013
KBOE Radio IMCA Late Models
Feature: 1. 33 Nick Marolf (Moscow); 2. 30 Todd Cooney (Des Moines); 3. 45 Tommy Elston (Keokuk); 4. 29 Spencer Diercks (Davenport); 5. 99D Darrel DeFrance (Marshalltown); 6. 31X Jason Utter (Columbus Junction); 7. 15C Curt Schroeder (Ames); 8. 5X Jeremy Grady (Story City); 9. B00K Dylan Book (Adel); 10. 41 Matt Strassheim (Morning Sun)
Heat: 1. Marolf; 2. Cooney; 3. Utter; 4. Strassheim; 5. Elston; 6. DeFrance; 7. Schroeder; 8. Diercks; 9. Grady; 10. Book
Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds
Feature: 1. 19G Richie Gustin Jr. (Gilman); 2. 10 Cayden Carter (Oskaloosa); 3. 40 Scott Dickey (Packwood); 4. 22 Brandon Banks (Washington); 5. 51 Tyler Vandekamp (Ankeny); 6. 38 Bill Gibson (Knoxville); 7. 149 Kyle Wahlert (Pleasant Hill); 8. 48J Jacob Murray (Hartford); 9. 17 Tyler Groenendyk (Oskaloosa); 10. 64 Casey Greubel (Lacona); 11. 13 Matt Waugh (Altoona); 12. 17X Steve Pumphrey (Fairfield); DNS: 1+ Bill Davis Jr. (Des Moines)
Heat 1: 1. Vandekamp; 2. Gustin; 3. Davis; 4. Waugh; 5. Groenendyk; 6. Murray; 7. Greubel
Heat 2: 1. Banks; 2. Dickey; 3. Gibson; 4. Wahlert; 5. Carter; 6. Pumphrey
Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars
Feature: 1. 22R Todd Reitzler (Grinnell); 2. 99D Damon Murty (Chelsea); 3. 33Z Zack Vanderbeek (New Sharon); 4. 38 Rich Vogt (Fairfield); 5. 62 Brad Pinkerton (New Sharon); 6. 27J Jason Cook (Mt. Pleasant); 7. 94 Corey Stout (Oskaloosa); 8. 19A Alan Van Gorp (Des Moines); 9. 18 Kris Walker (Oskaloosa); 10. 4W John Watson (Des Moines); 11. 52 Nathan Wood (Sigourney); 12. 19 Donnie Pearson (Oskaloosa); 13. 11 Scott Seaman (Des Moines); 14. 35 Blake Henry (Indianola); 15. 27 Gary Bass (Des Moines); 16. 56T Justin Temeyer (Independence); 17. 73C Carl Yaw Jr. (Pleasant Hill); 18. 7S Jason Minnehan (Churdan); 19. 17 Brock Welch (Oskaloosa); 20. 2K Derek Kirkland (Centerville); 21. 46B Michael Bilyeu (Indianola)
Heat 1: 1. Stout; 2. Murty; 3. Temeyer; 4. Cook; 5. Bilyeu; 6. Welch; 7. Seaman
Heat 2: 1. Vanderbeek; 2. Reitzler; 3. Kirkland; 4. Pinkerton; 5. Watson; 6. Pearson; 7. Bass
Heat 3: 1. Walker; 2. Van Gorp; 3. Vogt; 4. Minnehan; 5. Wood; 6. Henry; 7. Yaw
Pyramid Graphics and Sports IMCA SportMods
Feature: 1. 1V Curtis VanDerWal (Oskaloosa); 2. 7 Carter VanDenBerg (Oskaloosa); 3. 23K Ben Kates (Tonganoxie, KS); 4. 12 Eric Flander (Barnes City); 5. 95J Jason Hall (Grinnell); 6. 51X Matt Webb (Des Moines); 7. 85 Jason McDaniel (Eldon); 8. 42 Tyler Heckart (Ottumwa); 9. 22X Troy Oliver (Des Moines); 10. 9A Logan Anderson (Oskaloosa); 11. 8T Tony Johnson (Oskaloosa); 12. 29 Bill Livery (New Sharon); 13. 14B Kyle Hill (New Sharon); 14. 8J AJ Johnson (New Sharon); 15. 02 Mike Goldsberry (Runnells); 16. 10 Brayton Carter (Oskaloosa); 17. 72 Brett Lowry (Montezuma); 18. 10L Levi Layman (Muscatine)
Heat 1: 1. Goldsberry; 2. VanDerWal; 3. AJ Johnson; 4. Layman; 5. Kates; 6. Hall; 7. Heckart; 8. VanDenBerg; 9. Oliver
Heat 2: 1. Carter; 2. Flander; 3. Livery; 4. Lowry; 5. T. Johnson; 6. Webb; 7. Hill; 8. McDaniel; 9. Anderson
Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stocks
Feature: 1. 11 Mike Hughes (Oskaloosa); 2. 32T Bobby Greene (Eddyville); 3. 33 Justin Hook (Oskaloosa); 4. 19 Bill Bonnett (Knoxville); 5. 84 Danny Thrasher (Agency); 6. 10 Dale Porter (Bloomfield); 7. 10G Dustin Griffiths (Ottumwa); 8. 96R Jamie Songer (Ankeny); 9. 52M Mark Fee (Knoxville); 10. 77 Derek Hodges (Des Moines); 11. 3 Travis Bunnell (Hedrick); 12. 7A Aaron Osweiler (South English); 13. 53D Ron Downing Jr. (Ottumwa); 14. 17J Josh Fredricksen (Des Moines); DNS: 12 Mike Kincaid (Cincinnati); 31 Rex Bonnett (Pleasant Hill); 6. Jarred Gann (Sigourney)
Heat 1: 1. B. Bonnett; 2. Griffiths; 3. Songer; 4. Osweiler; 5. Bunnell; 6. Downing Jr. ; 7. Fredricksen; DNS: Kincaid; Gann
Heat 2: 1. Hughes; 2. Thrasher; 3. Hook; 4. Porter; 5. Greene; 6. Hodges; 7. Fee; DNS: R. Bonnett
IMCA Sport Compacts
Feature: 1. 2 Merv Chandler (Urbana); 2. 77 John Whalen (Ainsworth); 3. Bill Whalen Jr. (Riverside); 4. 27 Kassidy Kirkpatrick (Ottumwa); 5. 2M Matt Moore (Ottumwa); 6. 75 Jared Henkle (Cincinnati); 7. 14L Brandon Lambert (Carthage, IL); 8. 30 Shawn Cooney (Des Moines); 9. 04 Trent Orwig (Blakesburg); 10. 92 Kevin Kirkpatrick (Ottumwa)
Heat 1: 1. B. Whalen; 2. Chandler; 3. Lambert; 4. Henkle; 5. Cooney
Heat 2: 1. Orwig; 2. Kassidy Kirkpatrick; 3. Moore; 4. J. Whalen; 5. Kevin Kirkpatrick