Swim Results: August 22 and 25

The team started our season off with a great showing against Williamsburg August 22 at home. VS-CPU won a close team race 84-80 against a team twice their size, winning every event and taking both first and second in a couple key races late in the meet to pull ahead for the final score. The team captains Justyce Dominick, Lauren Moore and Carleigh Wilson certainly pulled their weight Monday night - each winning all of their individual events and helping relays take firsts as well.

Super Late Model special to close out season at Benton County Speedway

One final special event is on the 2022 schedule at Benton County Speedway.And it’s a big one.A visit from the Hoker Trucking SLMR East Series will bring the 2022 season at The Bullring to a close Saturday, September 3.The Late Models headline the rare Saturday evening of racing on the quarter-mile in a $5,000 to win, $500 to start event.Support classes include $500 to win IMCA Northern SportMods presented by Christie Door Company and $300 to win Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts.

Kiwanis Bring the Noise 5K Saturday, August 27

Lace up your shoes and get training friends! The Bring the Noise 5K is BACK!! What better way to start off Boomfest/Boomtown Weekend than with a run around town!Calling all runners (and walkers)! Come join us for the Annual "Bring the Noise 5K" brought to you by Vinton Noon Kiwanis.We will have a 5K Race & A 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk. Back in person this year we are lacing up our shoes on Saturday, August 27th.

Cordes, Reynolds, Vanous, Rick sweep championship night honors at Benton County

Troy Cordes earned a record-tying ninth Benton County Speedway track championship with his feature win Sunday night in the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified division. (Photo by Jim Wittke) Season championship racing brought the IMCA weekly racing season to a close Sunday night at Benton County Speedway.Champions were crowned in each of the six divisions and four of the titlists went out in impressive fashion by celebrating in victory lane.Troy Cordes needed to finish within one position of Dallon Murty to secure his career ninth track title at The Bullring in the IMCA Modifieds presented by KISS Country 96.

Season championships Sunday at Benton County Speedway

The season-long points battles come to an end this Sunday, August 21 at Benton County Speedway.Points champions will be crowned in six weekly divisions during season championship night at The Bullring.IMCA Modifieds presented by KISS Country 96.5, IMCA Stock Cars presented by Vermedahl Logistics, IMCA Northern SportMods presented by Christie Door Company, IMCA Hobby Stocks, IMCA Sport Compacts and INEX Legends presented by Legends.

Berry is best in Bald Tire Bash at Benton County Speedway

Tom Berry Jr. pocketed $2,000 in the Bald Tire Bash special for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars Aug. 14 at Benton County Speedway. (Photo by Jim Wittke) Sure, the $2,000 was nice, but Tom Berry Jr. had extra motivation Sunday night at Benton County Speedway.Berry, who already earned qualifying eligibility for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational in his IMCA Modified, was looking to do the same in his IMCA Stock Car for the B&B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational.He did just that during the Bald Tire Bash, which required drivers to use tires with a tread depth of no more than 5/32”.

Lil Racer Car Club activities for Sunday August 14

With only two weeks remaining in the Bullring Lil Racer Car Club season, we have a very exciting night planned for the young racing fans this week! All kids under the age of 14 are asked to stop by the club house and register by signing our notebook. ( Club Registration is over for the season and we will ask for renewals next year. ) The K3 IMCA Sportmod driver, Kyle Olson of Cedar Rapids has prepared 50 fan bags AND 50 bags filled with candy, to be given to the FIRST 50 kids who sign the notebook! Upon signing the book, kids will also receive their ticket, to be presented to Crew Chief Janice Smith in order to receive one of over 100 FREE filled school backpacks, filled for our “Back to School Night” event.

Bald Tire Bash, Sport Compact Super Sunday August 14 at Benton County Speedway

There’s something for everyone this Sunday at Benton County Speedway.Due to last week’s postponed event, the August 14 racing program at The Bullring is going to be chock full of excitement as the season enters its final weeks.The Bald Tire Bash, paying $2,000 to the winner of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature presented by Vermedahl Logistics, will headline on-track action Sunday night.

Shellsburg Area Community Group (SACG) 10th Annual Golf Fundraiser, August 7

Shellsburg Area Community Group rescheduled the 18 hole 4 person best shot golf tournament. The event will be held on Sunday, August 7 @ 9am. To register a team, contact Wildcat Golf @ 436-4653. If not a golfer, go check out the donated items in a silent auction, as well as an opportunity to purchase cash raffle tickets. This fundraiser funds such things as the Shellsburg Easter egg hunt, family fun night donation for July 4 fireworks bouncy houses/other items for Shellsburg's Big Day free of charge to the public, flower gardens/flower pots, high school scholarships and etc.

VSU Special Olympics Team Fundraising Event August 20

Tammy Zimmerman, Coach for the VSU Special Olympics team, along with a group of parents and athletes made a visit to the Kiwanis Club. The local Kiwanis Club helps to support the group. Assistant Coach, Mike Kramer shared about his experiences with his son Zach who joined the VSU Special Olympics team at the age of 8 years old. At first, his dad said he wasn't sure how it would go.
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