VanDerWal Breaks Through For SIS Win

by Jerry Mackey

Oskaloosa, Iowa: Wednesday night was DeJong Manufacturing Free Popcorn night at the races as night number three of the 23 season was contested at the Mahaska County Monster ½ mile dirt track on the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds in Oskaloosa.

The first two nights of the season have not produced the results that hometown favorite Curtis VanDerWal is used to having in the Oskaloosa Quality Rentals Sportmod division. Wednesday night belonged to the number 1V of VanDerWal as the green flag dropped for their main event and it was the 1V leading all 16 laps on the way to an impressive win. Maguire DeJong provided an early challenge before VanDerWal sped off to a comfortable win. Brayton Carter followed DeJong under the checkers in third.

Todd Reitzler continued his mastery of the Mahaska County Monster in scoring his second MidState Machine Stock Car win of the young season. Reitzler held back the constant challenges of Nathan Wood on Wednesday night to score the win. Jason McDaniel turned in a strong run in taking third.

A strong field of 22 Parker Tree Service Hobby Stocks took the green for their 14 lap feature event. Kale Hemsley led early while 10th starting Christian Huffman was steadily making his way to the front. Huffman was able to secure the lead as the feature race passed the midway point, but Huffman was forced to fight off a late race charge by Tyson Overton. In victory lane Huffman was informed that the feature payoff was nearly doubled as race enthusiast David Weeks added a sweet sum of $320 to the win making Huffman’s payday $720.

Shane Barnes scored his second win of 23 at SIS by topping the Dirt N Asphalt Sport Compact main event. Barnes took the lead early and went on score an impressive win over Garett Porter and Brandon Pickney.

Ben Woods added another trophy to his collection by topping the ten lap Clow Valve Company Non-Wing Sprint Car feature on Wednesday night. Woods took the win ahead of Nathan James and Doug Sylvester.

Wednesday, May 10th will be the 2023 Hall Of Fame Induction nomination voting night. All fans, drivers and crews will have an opportunity to vote for the Induction class of 23 for the Southern Iowa Speedway Hall of Fame. The new class of Inductees will be honored on June 28th.

Southern Iowa Speedway May 3 Feature Results (top 5)

Oskaloosa Quality Rentals Sportmods

1V Curtis VanDerWal-Oskaloosa

30M Maguire DeJong-Montezuma

01 Brayton Carter-Oskaloosa

8T Tony Johnson-Oskaloosa

29 Colton Livezey-New Sharon

Mid State Machine Stock Car

22R Todd Reitzler-Grinnell

52 Nathan Wood-Sigourney

85 Jason McDaniel-Eldon

B17 Steve Byers-Indianola

10G Dustin Griffiths-Hedrick

Parker Tree Service Hobby Stocks

14 Christian Huffman-New Sharon

42T Tyson Overton-Carlisle

44p Peyton Stephens-Bussey

73 Aaron Martin-Delta

01 Austin Barnes-Des Moines

Dirt N Asphalt Sport Compacts

26B Shane Barnes-Washington

746 Garrett Porter-Libertyville

7 Brandon Pickney-Ottumwa

0 Bob (Gabby) Hayes-New Sharon

11 Caleb Hildebrand-Oskaloosa

Clow Valve Company Non-Wing Sprint Cars

11B Ben Woods-Newton

7J Nathan James-Russell

12 Doug Sylvester-Ottumwa

T4 Tyler Graves-Chariton

3 Tim Folkerts-Albia

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