Wood & DeJong Dominate Musco Lighting Fall Challenge

by Jerry Mackey

Oskaloosa, Iowa: The 2022 racing season came to a close this past weekend with the running of the Musco Lighting Fall Challenge which featured two complete nights of racing on the Southern Iowa Speedway ½ mile dirt track located on the Mahaska County Fairgrounds.

The Midstate Machine Stock Cars always provide great racing on the lightning fast ½ mile and this weekend was no different as the racing was excellent both nights. Sigourney, Iowa driver Nathan Wood placed an exclamation point on his fantastic season at Osky with wins both nights against a very tough field of competitors. Friday night Wood advanced from the second row to take the lead late from Derrick Agee and score the win. Saturday night Wood came from the fifth row to score the win again over Agee. Both features provided close finishes and lots of side by side racing throughout the entire field.

The Oskaloosa Quality Rentals saw Montezuma High schooler, Maguire DeJong scored wins both Friday and Saturday. DeJong took the Friday night win ahead of Oskaloosa veteran Curtis VanDerwal and the Saturday night win came after DeJong was able to make a late race pass of leader Dylan Vanwyk.

The Parker Tree Service Hobby Stocks saw well over 30 cars in competition each night. Both nights the feature winners were in doubt til very late as the battle for the wins were hotly contested. Friday night Luke Ramsey scored the win by less than a car length ahead of Aaron Martin. Saturday night Dustin Griffiths was able to take the checkers first ahead of John Watson.

The Dirt N Asphalt Sport Compacts Friday night main event win went to Kolby Sabin who took the win ahead of track Champion Terry Bickford. Saturday night 16 year old, Cardinal Sophomore, Garrett Porter scored his first ever feature win by out racing Matt Moore to the checkers.

In the Clow Valve Company Non-WIng Sprint Car division, the Friday night win went to Doug Sylvester who got to the finish line ahead of 74 year young Buddy Parker from Wichita Falls, TX. Saturday night, Ben Woods easily scored the win ahead of Sylvester.

The Southern Iowa Fairboard and the Race Committee would like to thank the drivers and crews and of course all the fans who attend racing at the Southern Iowa Speedway for making the 2022 race season and the Musco Lighting Fall Challenge a success. We look forward to seeing everyone in April of 2023 for another exciting racing season.

Musco Lighting Fall Challenge, Southern Iowa Speedway

Friday, & Saturday, October 14 & 15

Feature Results (top 5)

Night 1

Midstate Machine Stock Cars

52 Nathan Wood-Sigourney

14 Derrick Agee-Moberly, MO

22 Todd Reitzler-Grinnell

1X Cayden Carter-Oskaloosa

85 Jason McDaniel-Eldon

Night 2

52 Wood

14 Agee

1X Brayton Carter-Oskaloosa

29 Nathan Ballard-Marengo

81D Scott Davis-Madrid

Night 1

Oskaloosa Quality Rentals Sportmods

30 M Maguire DeJong-Montezuma

1V Curtis VanDerwal-Oskaloosa

01 Brayton Carter-Oskaloosa

7V Carter VanDenberg-Oskaloosa

66 Tim Plummer-Norway

Night 2

30M DeJong

117 Dylan VanWyk-Oskaloosa

66 Zach VanDerbeek-New Sharon

1V VanDerwal

7V VanDenberg

Night 1

Parker Tree Service Hobby Stocks

17L Luke Ramsey-Bedford

73 Aaron Martin-Delta

4 John Watson-DesMoines

7B Eric Stanton-Carlisle

27 Clint Nelson-Baxter

Night 2

10G Dustin Griffiths-Hedrick

4 Watson

7B Stanton

1R Rick VanDusseldorp-Oskaloosa

73 Martin

Night 1

Dirt N Asphalt Sport Compacts

9 Kolby Sabin-Des Moines

63B Terry Bickford-Shannon City

2A Brandon Allison-Oskaloosa

746 Garrett Porter-Libertyville

0 Bob Hayes-New Sharon

Night 2

746 Porter

2m Matt Moore-Ottumwa

63B Bickford

9 Sabin

48 Chuck Fullenkamp-West Point

Night 1

Clow Valve Company Non-Wing Sprints

12 Doug Sylvester-Ottumwa

93 Buddy Parker-Wichita Falls, TX

17 Kelly Graham-Hedrick

T4 Tyler Graves-Chariton

7X Lance Silvers-Ottumwa

Night 2

11B Ben Woods-Newton

12 Sylvester

93 Parker

T4 Graves

7J Nathan James-Russell

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