Vanderbeek Repeats As Winner of the Great American Stock Car Shootout
By Jeremy Fox
Oskaloosa, Iowa (July 3rd, 2014) – The second night of the 19th Annual Budweiser Great American Stock Car Shootout and Inaugural Merv Chandler Memorial saw beautiful skies and some great racing all night long. Also the inaugural class of the Southern Iowa Speedway Hall of Fame was announced and will be inducted into the hall of fame in a couple of weeks during the fair.
First feature of the night was the KBOE Radio IMCA SportMods 15 lap event. Curtis VanDerWal started outside row two and grabbed the lead on the opening lap. VanDerWal appeared to be heading on to the easy win but then the caution came out on lap nine when Logan Anderson experienced troubles in turn four. VanDerWal continued to lead only to see the caution come out again on lap ten for Charlie Weber and Jason Hall getting together in turn two. VanDerWal managed to lead the remaining five laps to take his fourth win of the season in Osky. Ryan Fullenkamp worked his way to runner up spot after the restart on lap ten. Jason McDaniel, Brayton Carter and Brett Lowry rounded out the top five.
Out next was the 20 lap Merv Chandler Memorial for IMCA Sport Compacts and before a single lap was completed the caution came out when Shaun Slaughter came to a stop in turn four after a wheel came off. On the restart, it was Merv’s son Nathan Chandler taking the lead. Chandler pulled away only to see the caution come out again on lap eight when Barry Taft lost a tire then went over the turn one wall. Chandler did not let that bother him as he would lead the remaining 12 laps to take the win despite challenges from Bill Whalen and Austen Beccera. Beccera finished second, Whalen was third, Brandon Lambert was fourth and Cody Cleghorn was fifth.
Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stocks 22 lap feature saw the caution come out twice before a single lap was completed. First caution was actually a red flag when “The Mayor” John Watson saw his machine flip upside down in turn four, he collected Jason See and Dusty Van Horn. On the restart, the caution came out again when Dale Porter hit the front stretch wall collecting Aaron Martin. Finally when the race got started it was Shannon Anderson taking the early lead but that would be short lived as Oskaloosa’s Mike Hughes took the lead away on lap two. Hughes and Anderson saw the caution come out when Gina Greubel spun in turn two. The only thing that would slow Hughes was lap traffic but he was not to be denied the win. Anderson tried to get back by Hughes but settled for second. Dustin Griffiths finished third, Craig Brown was fourth and Eric Stanton was fifth.
Final Feature of the night was Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars 25 lap Great American Stock Car Shootout event. Damon Murty grabbed the lead on lap one but it was Derrick Agee taking the lead on lap two. Agee continued to lead until Zack Vanderbeek worked his way up to take the lead away on lap ten. Vanderbeek began to pull away and looked as if he was going to take the easy win but then the only race caution came out on lap 20 when Kris Walker came to a stop in turn four. Vanderbeek had Damon Murty and Derrick Agee on the back bumper on the restart and held them off but Cayden Carter worked his way to second spot on lap 23 and battled his Orange Crush Teammate the final two laps but it was Vanderbeek taking his second consecutive IMCA Stock Car Shootout win at Osky. Carter and Murty was second and third. Jason Minnehan was fourth and Agee was fifth. McFarland Pain Clinic Hard Charger of the race was Brad Pinkerton after moving up 12 spots from 18th to sixth.
Next Wednesday Night the speedway is back in action as it will be the Dave Lowry Memorial, Monte Motor Parts and Trick or Treat in July Night at the races. Hot Laps at 7pm and Racing at 7:30pm.
Then the following week it will be a busy week as there will be two nights of back to back racing part of the Southern Iowa Fair. Tuesday July 15th will be the XSAN Hawkeye Dirt Tour plus IMCA Late Models, IMCA Sport Mods and IMCA Hobby Stocks. Then on Wednesday July 16th it will be IMCA Modifieds $1,000 to win puls IMCA Late Models, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Sport Compacts.
For More information check out oskyspeedway.com or call Mike Van Genderen at 641-521-0330.
Southern Iowa Speedway Results
19th Annual Great American Stock Car Shootout/Merv Chandler Memorial
July 3rd, 2014
Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars
Feature – 1. 33Z Zack Vanderbeek (New Sharon); 2. 10C Cayden Carter (Oskaloosa); 3. 99D Damon Murty (Chelsea); 4. 7S Jason Minnehan (Churdan); 5. 14 Derrick Agee (Moberly, MO); 6. 62 Brad Pinkerton (New Sharon); 7. 22R Todd Reitzler (Grinnell); 8. 93 Doug Adamy (Columbus, NE); 9. 6J Brandon Jay (Columbus Junction); 10. 2N Donavon Nunnikhoven (Sully); 11. 27J Jason Cook (Mt. Pleasant); 12. 25 Cody Agee (Huntsville MO); 13. 71 David Brandies (Atalissa); 14. 94 Corey Stout (Oskaloosa); 15. 52 Nathan Wood (Sigourney); 16. 85 Doug Sylvester (Ottumwa); 17. 47 Scott Pippert (Elberon); 18. 14B Tom Bowling (Danville); 19. 4J Bob Lynch (Ottumwa); 20. 17C SHane Paris (Muscatine); 21. 1X Michael Peterson (Montezuma); 22. 18 Kris Walker (Oskaloosa); 23. 17 Brock Welch (Oskaloosa); 24. 19 Donnie Pearson (Oskaloosa)
Last Chance Qualifer (Top 5 transfer) – 1. Pinketon; 2. Brandies; 3. Wood; 4. Bowling; 5. Lynch; 6. 54 Robbie Merkle (Des Moines); 7. 8M Sam McClure (Floris); 8. 5M Mike McClure (Bloomfield); 9. M36 Clay Mercer (Corning); 10. 94V Carter Vandenberg (Oskaloosa); 11. 46 Trent Barker (Floris); 12. 7 Todd Phillips (Packwood); 13. Welch; 14. Pearson; 15. 12 Duwayne Herb (Cedar Rapids); 16. 224 Casey Greubel (Lacona); 17. 77T Trent Jeanes (Chariton)
Heat 1 – 1. Sylvester; 2. Cook; 3. Cody Agee; 4. Brandies; 5. Wood; 6. Pinkerton; 7. Bowling; 8. Welch; 9. Barker
Heat 2 – 1. Reitzler; 2. Carter; 3. Nunnikhoven; 4. Sam McClure; 5. Lynch; 6. Mercer; 7. Pearson; 8. Jeanes; 9. Herb
Heat 3 – 1. Walker; 2. Paris; 3. Peterson; 4. Merkle; 5. Greubel; 6. Phillips; 7. Mike McClure; 8. Vandenberg
Dash – 1. Derrick Agee; 2. Murty; 3. Minnehan; 4. Jay; 5. Vanderbeek; 6. Stout; 7. Adamy; 8. Pippert
KBOE Radio IMCA SportMods
Feature – 1. 1V Curtis VanDerWal (Oskaloosa); 2. 10R Ryan Fullenkamp (Bloomfield); 3. 85 Jason McDaniel (Eldon); 4. 01 Brayton Carter (Oskaloosa); 5. 72 Brett Lowry (Montezuma); 6. 7 Carter Vandenberg (Oskaloosa); 7. 8T Tony Johnson (Oskaloosa); 8. 13T Taylor Musselman (Norwalk); 9. 29 Colton Livezey (New Sharon); 10. 30 Shawn Cooney (Des Moines); 11. 4G Michael Guthrie (Ottumwa); 12. 352 Charlie Weber (Sigourney); 13. 95J Jason Hall (Grinnell); 14. 9A Logan Anderson (Oskaloosa)
Heat 1 – 1. VanDerWal; 2. Lowry; 3. Vandenberg; 4. Livezey; 5. Cooney; 6. Hall; 7. Guthrie
Heat 2 – 1. McDaniel; 2. Carter; 3. Fullenkamp; 4. Johnson; 5. Musselman; 6. Weber; 7. Anderson
Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stocks
Feature – 1. 11 Mike Hughes (Oskaloosa); 2. 78 Shannon Anderson (Urbandale); 3. 10G Dustin Griffiths (Ottumwa); 4. 69 Craig Brown (Eldon); 5. 7B Eric Stanton (Carlisle); 6. 77 Doug Gorden (Drakesville); 7. 84 Danny Thrasher (Agency); 8. 79S Jason See (Albia); 9. 21 Nick Ulin (Agency); 10. 32T Bobby Greene (Eddyville); 11. 33VH Dusty Van Horn (Atlantic); 12. 20 Andrew Hustead (Rutledge, MO); 13. 14C Leah Wroten (Independence); 14. 66 Brandon Cox (Earlham); 15. 224 Gina Greubel (Lacona); 16. 7A Aaron Osweiler (South English); 17. 3S Steve Allan (Oskalooa); 18. 10 Dale Porter (Bloomfield); 19. 74 Matt Smith (Des Moines); 20. 19 Bill Bonnett (Knoxville); 21. 73 Aaron Martin (Ottumwa); 22. 42T Tyson Overton (Carlisle); 23. 4W John Watson (Des Moines)
Heat 1 – 1. Porter; 2. Gorden; 3. Hustead; 4. Ulin; 5. Cox; 6. Allen; 7. Van Horn; 8. Greene
Heat 2 – 1. Smith; 2. Bonnett; 3. Martin; 4. Overton; 5. Greubel; 6. Osweiler; 7. Wroten
Dash – 1. Anderson; 2. Thrasher; 3. Hughes; 4. Watson; 5. Griffiths; 6. Brown; 7. See; 8. Stanton
IMCA Sport Compacts
Feature – 1. 22C Nathan Chandler (Norway); 2. 22 Austen Beccera (Carthidge, IL); 3. 00W Bill Whalen Jr (Riverside); 4. 14L Brandon Lambert (Carthage, IL); 5. 21ZC Cody Cleghorn (Des Moines); 6. 71 Kimberly Abbott (Camp Point, IL); 7. 77 John Whalen (Ainsworth); 8. 2 Mike Grossman (Keokuk); 9. 4 Larry Hopkins (Ottumwa); 10. 65B Cory Sheetz (Washington); 11. 22B Aaron Bridgeman (Bloomfield); 12. 26 Jim Garrett (Ottumwa); 13. 2M Matt Moore (Ottumwa); 14. 33 Nick VanHemert (Bloomfield); 15. 29 Kevin Garrett (Bloomfield); 16. 007 Adam Gates (Marion); 17. 57 Barry Taft (Argile); 18. 00 Shaun Slaughter (Iowa City); 19. 8R Brad Chandler (Cedar Rapids)
Heat 1 – 1. 1. Jim Garrett; 2. Brad Chadler; 3. Moore; 4. John Whalen; 5. Abbott; 6. Grossman
Heat 2 – 1. Beccera; 2. Taft; 3. Hopkins; 4. Sheetz; 5. Bridgeman; 6. Kevin Garrett
Dash – 1. Slaughter; 2. Nathan Chandler; 3. Lambert; 4. Bill Whalen; 5. Cleghorn; 6. VanHemert; 7. Gates; DNS 27 Kassidy Kirkpatrick (Ottumwa)