Brown, Lowry, Carter, Whalen and Schroeder Take Checkers on Bill
& Ray's Night
By Jeremy Fox
Oskaloosa, Iowa (July
30th, 2014) – Wednesday's nights racing action was hot and heavy all night
long on Bill & Ray's Truck Repair and Wrecker Service Night. The youngster
had a candy toss on the front stretch during intermission thanks to the night's
The Stock Car King of the Hill saw Zack Vanderbeek beat Grinnell's Todd
Reitzler for a brand new hooiser tire and $250 in cash. Osky Challenge Promoter
and Sprint Car Driver Terry McCarl was in attendance hot lapping his car.
First feature of the night was the Pepsi Cola Mahaska Bottling IMCA Hobby
Stocks 15 lap feature. Bobby Greene lead the opening lap but his lead was short
lived as Craig Brown was able to take the lead away. Brown held off Mike
Hughes, who was going for seven in a row, including the last lap when Hughes
tried to take the lead away. Brown was not to be denied win number two of the
season at Osky. Hughes settled for second, Danny Thrasher was third, Dustin
Griffiths was fourth and Shannon Sherwood was fifth.
Charlie Weber grabbed the early lead in the 16 lap IMCA SportMod feature. Weber
continued to lead until the first race caution on lap six when Bill Wears spun
in turn two. Brayton Carter took the lead away on the restart from Weber
meanwhile Weber stayed in tow until Curtis VanDerWal and Brett Lowry snuck by
him, Weber than brought out the caution on lap nine. Carter continued to lead
through the caution on lap 13 for debris in turn two. On the restart, Carter
had to contend with VanDerWal and it was VanDerWal taking the lead away on lap
14. VanDerWal and Carter got together in turn two both sent to the tail that
handed the lead over to Brett Lowry. Lowry lead the remaining laps to take
fourth win of 2014 at Osky including a green-white-checkered finish after the
final race caution when Colton Livezey and VanDerWal got together. Tony
Johnson, Carter VanDenBerg, Corey Van Zante and Carter rounded out the top
In the "Class To Tough To Tame" Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars 18 lap
feature it was Todd Reitzler jumping out to the early lead. Cayden Carter
grabbed the lead away on lap five meanwhile Orange Crush teammate Zack
Vanderbeek got by Reitzler for second with five laps to go. Carter went on to
take seventh win on the season and fifth in a row meanwhile for the second week
in a row Vanderbeek finished second. Reitzler was third, Corey Stout was fourth
and Mike Harward was fifth.
Matt Moore lead the first three laps in the IMCA Sport Compacts ten lap feature
before Trent Orwig took it away on lap four. Orwig lead until lap eight when
"Happy Feet" Bill Whalen took the top spot away. Whalen went on to
take ninth win at Osky in 2014. Orwig and Moore finished second and third respectively
meanwhile John Whalen finished fourth on the final lap despite no left rear
wheel. John Menuis was fifth.
Final Feature of the night was 16 lap Musco Lighting IMCA Modified feature and
it was Bill Davis Jr grabbing the early lead. Tyler Groenendyk took the lead
away on lap six and two laps later the only race caution came out for Ray
Bunnell in turn two. Groenendyk held on until lap ten when "Kool Aid"
Andrew Schroeder took the lead away. Schroeder went on to take his fourth win
at Osky. Cayden Carter came across second, Groenendyk fell back to third, Davis
was fourth and Jerry Pilcher was fifth.
Next Week on Monday Night the Speedway will host the 19th Annual Musco Lighting
Front Challenge promoted by Terry McCarl. More information can be found out
Weekly racing takes a couple weeks off because of the Front Challenge next week
and the Iowa State Fair the following week and will return with Edel Lawn
Service Night on Wednesday August 20th. Hot Laps at 7pm and Racing at 7:30pm.
For More information check out oskyspeedway.com or call Mike Van Genderen at