Chandler, Anderson and Vanderbeek Top Points on Night #1 of Stock Car Shootout

Heavy rains and one last shower put track packing efforts into overdrive before the first night of the stock car shootout could start.

Heavy rains and one last shower put track packing efforts into overdrive before the first night of the stock car shootout could start.

By Jeremy Fox

Oskaloosa, Iowa (July 2nd, 2014) – Wednesday Night Mother Nature tried her best to wipe away opening night of the 19th Annual Budweiser Great American Stock Car Shootout and Inaugural Merv Chandler Memorial not once but twice. Promoter Mike Van Genderen did not give up after working the track in twice, racing took place.

Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars, Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stocks and IMCA Sport Compacts each ran two sets of heat races with the best point getter earning the pole of the dash on Thursday. There would also be a complete show for both the Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds and KBOE Radio IMCA Sport Mods.

In the Budweier IMCA Stock Cars, Round one heats went to Damon Murty, Brandon Jay and Zack Vanderbeek. Round Two heats went to Jason Minnehan, Derrick Agee and Justin Temeyer. Top eight in heat race points were Zack Vanderbeek, Corey Stout, Derrick Agee, Damon Murty, Doug Adamy, Scott Pippert, Brandon Jay and Cayden Carter.

For the Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stocks it was Dale Porter, Shannon Anderson and Dustin Griffiths in Round one heats. Craig Brown, Eric Stanton and Anderson won round two heats. Top eight in points were Anderson, Griffiths, Danny Thrasher, John Watson, Brown, Stanton, Mike Hughes and Jason See.

Nathan Chandler and Kassidy Kirkpatrick won round one of heat races in the IMCA Sport Compacts Merv Chandler Memorial meanwhile Shaun Slaughter and Chandler won round two heats. So since Chandler won both rounds he lead the top eight with Slaughter, Brandon Lambert, Cody Cleghorn, Kassidy Kirkpatrick, Adam Gates, Nick Van Hemert and Bill Whalen Jr also rounding out the top eight in points.

In the KBOE Radio IMCA Sport Mods 14 lap feature, the field saw the caution come out when Point Leader Jason McDaniel spun on the front stretch on the initial start. Jason Hall grabbed the lead on the restart and lead until Montezuma’s Brett Lowry took it away on lap five. Lowry pulled away to win by over a full straight-away to take his second win of the season at Osky. Carter Vandenberg got by Hall on lap ten for the second spot meanwhile Hall finished third. Charlie Weber was fourth and Brayton Carter was fifth.

For the second week in a row, Rookie AJ Johnson grabbed the early lead in the Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds 14 lap feature. “Kool-Aid Kid” Andrew Schroeder, celebrating his birthday, took the lead away on lap three and had a full straight-away lead over Johnson when the only race caution came out on lap 12 for Scott Dickey in turn three. Schroder lead the remaining two laps to take third win in a row at Osky. Johnson finished second, Jeff Mueller finished third, Cayden Cater was fourth and Dakota Hayden was fifth.

Final Race of the night was Iowa Sportsman Series 30 lap event. Aaron Martin lead the first five laps before Travis Dawson took the lead away. Dawson went on to take the win despite several challenges from Darrin DeZwarte. Martin, Doug Weiss and Darin Van Dee rounded out the top five.

Southern Iowa Speedway is back at again Thursday Night for Night two of 19th Annual Budweiser Great American Stock Car Shootout and Inaugural Merv Chandler Memorial. $2,000 to win IMCA Stock Cars, $1,000 to win IMCA Hobby Stocks and $700 to win IMCA Sport Compacts. Edel Lawn Care has added $200 to third place finisher in the Stock Cars. McFarland Pain Clinic added $200 to the hard charger award if the competitor raced Wednesday. All IMCA Points (Track, Regional, State and National) will be awarded, track provisionals for top two not qualified for feature if in top 15 in SIS Points.

Southern Iowa Speedway Results
19th Annual Great American Stock Car Shootout/Merv Chandler Memorial
July 2nd, 2014

Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds
Feature – 1. 02 Andrew Schroeder (Keswick); 2. 8J AJ Johnson (New Sharon); 3. 77 Jeff Mueller (New London); 4. 10C Cayden Carter (Oskaloosa); 5. 12H Dakota Hayden (Wilton); 6. 13 Matt Waugh (Altoona); 7. 3R Travis Bunnell (Hedrick); 8. 40 Scott Dickey (Packwood); DNS 64 Casey Greubel (Lacona)

Heat – 1. Johnson; 2. Dickey; 3. Schroeder; 4. Hayden; 5. Carter; 6. Mueller; 7. Waugh; 8. Bunnell; 9. Greubel

Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars
Round 1 Heats
Heat 1 – 1. 99D Damon Murty (Chelsea); 2. 10C Cayden Carter (Oskaloosa); 3. 85 Doug Sylvester (Ottumwa); 4. 47 Scott Pippert (Elberon); 5. 25 Cody Agee (Huntsville, MO); 6. 17 Brock Welch (Oskaloosa); 7. 52 Nathan Wood (Sigourney); 8. 62 Brad Pinkerton (New Sharon); 9. 27J Jason Cook (Mt. Pleasant); 10. 46 Trent Barker (Floris); 11. 224 Casey Greubel (Lacona)

Heat 2 – 1. 6J Brandon Jay (Columbus Junction); 2. 54 Robbie Merkle (Des Moines); 3. 18 Kris Walker (Oskaloosa); 4. 14 Derrick Agee (Moberly, MO); 5. 22R Todd Reitzler (Grinnell); 6. 2N Donavon Nunnikhoven (Sully); 7. 8M Sam McClure (Floris); 8. 5M Mike McClure (Bloomfield); 9. 19 Donnie Pearson (Oskaloosa); 10. 56T Justin Temeyer (Independence); 11. 7 Todd Phillips (Packwood)

Heat 3 – 1. 33Z Zack Vanderbeek (New Sharon); 2. 94 Corey Stout (Oskaloosa); 3. 93 Doug Adamy (Columbus, NE); 4. 17C Shane Paris (Muscatine); 5. 14B Tom Bowling Jr. (Danville); 6. 1X Michael Peterson (Montezuma); 7. 7s Jason Minnehan (Chrudan); 8. 77T Trent Jeanes (Chariton); 9. 4J Bob Lynch (Ottumwa); 10. 94V Carter VanDenBerg (Oskaloosa); 11. 12 Duwayne Herb (Cedar Rapids)

Round 2 Heats
Heat 1 – 1. Minnehan; 2. Cook; 3. Bowling; 4. Reitzler; 5. Murty; 6. Phillips; 7. Jeanes; 8. M. McClure; 9. Welch; 10. Herb; DNS Wood

Heat 2 – 1. D. Agee; 2. Vanderbeek; 3. Peterson; 4. Nunnikhoven; 5. C. Agee; 6. Carter; 7. Jay; 8. Walker; 9. VanDenBerg; 10. Paris; 11. Greubel

Heat 3 – 1. Temeyer; 2. Stout; 3. Pippert; 4. Adamy; 5. S. McClure; 6. Sylvester; 7. Merkle; 8. Lynch; 9. Pinkerton; 10. Pearson; 11. Barker

KBOE Radio IMCA SportMods
Feature – 1. 72 Brett Lowry (Montezuma); 2. 7 Carter VanDenBerg (Oskaloosa); 3. 95J Jason Hall (Grinnell); 4. 352 Charlie Weber (Sigourney); 5. 01 Brayton Carter (Oskaloosa); 6. 1 Curtis VanDerWal (Oskaloosa); 7. 8T Tony Johnson (Oskaloosa); 8. 85 Jason McDaniel (Eldon); 9. 9A Logan Anderson (Oskaloosa); 10. 30 Shawn Cooney (Des Moines); 11. 29 Colton Livezey (New Sharon)

Heat – 1. Johnson; 2. Lowry; 3. Carter; 4. Hall; 5. Weber; 6. VanDenBerg; 7. Anderson; 8. VanDerWal; 9. McDaniel; 10. Livezey; DQ Cooney

Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stocks
Round 1 Heats
Heat 1 – 1. 10 Dale Porter (Bloomfield); 2. 4W John Watson (Des Moines); 3. 74 Matt Smith (Des Moines); 4. 73 Aaron Martin (Ottumwa); 5. 66 Brandon Cox (Earlham); 6. 224 Gina Greubel (Lacona); 7. 32T Bobby Greene (Eddyville); 8. 14C Leah Wroten (Independence)

Heat 2 – 1. 78 Shannon Anderson (Urbandale); 2. 11 Mike Hughes (Oskaloosa); 3. 7B Eric Stanton (Hartford); 4. 77 Doug Gorden (Drakesville); 5. 21 Nick Ulin (Agency); 6. 20 Andrew Hustead (Rutledge, MO); 7. 19D Daniel Dyer (Ottumwa); 8. 19 Bill Bonnett (Knoxville)

Heat 3 – 1. 10G Dustin Griffiths (Ottumwa); 2. 84 Danny Thrasher (Agency); 3. 69 Craig Brown (Eldon); 4. 79S Jason See (Albia); 5. 3S Steve Allen (Oskaloosa); 6. 42T Tyson Overton (Carlisle); 7. 7A Aaron Osweiler (South English)

Round 2 Heats
Heat 1 – 1. Brown; 2. Thrasher; 3. Hustead; 4. Martin; 5. Greubel; DNS Bonnett; DNS Ulin

Heat 2 – 1. Stanton; 2. Griffiths; 3. Hughes; 4. Overton; 5. Smith; 6. Greene; 7. Wroten; 8. Dyer

Heat 3 – 1. Anderson; 2. Watson; 3. See; 4. Gorden; 5. Osweiler; 6. Allen; 7. Porter; 8. Cox

IMCA Sport Compacts
Round 1 Heats
Heat 1 – 1. 22C Nathan Chandler (Norway); 2. 00 Shaun Slaughter (Iowa City); 3. 14L Brandon Lambert (Carthage, IL); 4. 33 Nick VanHemert (Bloomfield); 5. 00W Bill Whalen Jr (Riverside); 6. 26 Jim Garrett (Ottumwa); 7. 77 John Whalen (Ainsworth); 8. 57 Barry Taft (Argile); 9. 2 Brad Chandler (Cedar Rapids); 10. 22 Austen Beccera (Carthridge, IL)

Heat 2 – 1. 27 Kassidy Kirkpatrick (Ottumwa); 2. 007 Adam Gates (Marion); 3. 7N Mike Nehring (Ankeny); 4. 4 Larry Hopkins (Ottumwa); 5. 21ZC Cody Cleghorn (Des Moines); 6. 2M Matt Moore (Ottumwa); 7. 29 Kevin Garrett (Bloomfield); 8. 30X Austin Kaplan (Ankeny); 9. 92 Kevin Kirkpatrick (Ottumwa); DNS 71 Kimberly Abbott (Camp Point, IL)

Round 2 Heats
Heat 1 – 1. Slaughter; 2. Lambert; 3. Moore; 4. J. Garrett; 5. Kaplan; 6. J. Whalen; 7. Kassidy Kirkpatrick; 8. K. Garrett; DNS Beccera; DNS Abbott

Heat 2 – 1. N. Chandler; 2. Cleghorn; 3. Taft; 4. B. Whalen; 5. VanHemert; 6. Hopkins; 7. Gates; 8. Nehring; DNS Kevin Kirkpatrick; DNS B. Chandler

Iowa Sportsman Series
Feature – 1. 77 Travis Dawson; 2. 47 Darrin Dezwarte; 3. 73 Aaron Martin; 4. 8 Doug Weiss; 5. 11 Darin VanDee; 6. 71S Dave Seldon; 7. 13X Wayne Weibert; 8. 54 Gene Tish

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