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Cops Take 1st "Pitches For Pins" Over V-S Wrestlers, 16-14

VPD's Wes Meyer follows the flight of his foul ball VINTON -- A big crowd filled the Vinton-Shellsburg baseball field grounds Saturday for the first "Pitches For Pins" fund-raiser for the VIking and Vikette wrestling programs. A team of local law enforcement faced off against members of the wrestling team -- along with a couple of "ringers" -- and while the wrestlers led most of the way, the cops came back to take a 16-14 victory; not that the outcome mattered that much.

Capitol to Corndogs Clean 5K Run Aug. 19

On Thursday, August 19th at 6:00 pm, the Green Runners of Des Moines will lead a run from the State Capitol to the Iowa State Fair, collecting trash along the way. The event is free and the first thirty runners to sign up will receive free admission to the State Fair and a free beverage from the Budweiser tent. This marks the 8th year the event has taken place.
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Benton County Bullring Lil Racer Car Club OPEN for business Saturday at the Demo

The Benton County Speedway Bullring Lil Racer Car Club will be OPEN for business this Saturday night, August 7, for the Demo Derby at the track! Power Wheel registration begins at the clubhouse as soon as grandstand gates are opened, right up until 5:45 for the 6 PM start time trackside. All power wheel drivers are expected to sign a track waiver AND have their own helmet and power wheel.

Weekly racing, $1,500-to-win Late Models on tap Sunday at The Bullring

With only three nights of weekly racing remaining on the 2021 schedule, points races are heating up at Benton County Speedway.Those battles will continue Sunday, August 8 at The Bullring.No more than five points separate the top drivers in the KISS Country 96.5 IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars presented by Albert Auto Service, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks presented by Kwik Star and Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts presented by Auto Crafters.

Wreck ‘Em at the Ring demolition derby Saturday at The Bullring

A $10,000 purse is up-for-grabs this Saturday, August 7 in the Wreck 'Em at the Ring demolition derby at the Benton County Fairgrounds.Saturday's event, held in memory of Jerry "Mike Hahn" Stanley and Jamie Schuelka, features six divisions of competition, including Gut & Go, Powder Puff - Gut & Go, Limited Weld Midsize, Limited Weld Full Size, Mini Van/Mini Truck/Mini SUV, and Kids Power Wheels.
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Carter cashes in on another big payday at Benton County Speedway

Cayden Carter wins $1,250 IMCA Modified feature during Autism Awareness Night at Benton Co. Speedway When big money is on the line, Cayden Carter is the man to beat. Already the winner of the Urbana 5 Memorial last month, Carter picked up $1,250 Sunday night in the KISS Country 96.5 IMCA Modifieds during Autism Awareness Night at Benton County Speedway.From a second row start, Carter pursued Tommy Belmer and Chris Snyder at the on[st] of the 20-lapper before working his way into the lead.

The Bullring Lil Racer Car Club has a BUSY weekend ahead!

The Lil Racer Car Club at the Benton County Speedway Bullring signed in 54 Lil Racers at the clubhouse Sunday for Autism Awareness Night. Each child when they registered received raffle tickets free, to deposit in buckets for wonderful gifts down by the Autism Awareness Raffle table, in addition to our weekly prize giveaways. Because of some wonderful supporters of the club, we gave away a LARGE remote control truck and two American Girl dolls, in addition to our other prizes.

2021 Summer Iowa Games Kicks Off with Virtual Opening Ceremony

The 2021 Summer Iowa Games presented by Grinnell Mutual is underway and will official kick off the main weekend festivities with a virtual Opening Ceremony sponsored by 3M, which will air on Friday, July 30 at 7 p.m. via the Iowa Games Facebook page and YouTube channel.This year's event will feature the National Anthem sung by world renowned opera singer and native Iowan, Simon Estes, along with the oath of athletes recited by Matt Campbell.
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Big money, great cause highlight August 1 program at Benton County Speedway

The final month of weekly points racing at Benton County Speedway will kick off in grand fashion Sunday, August 1. Increased prize money in all five weekly divisions, plus an appearance by the Legends cars highlight Racing for Autism Night at The Bullring.A $1,250 winner's share and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying berth are on the line in the KISS Country 96.

Five familiar faces find victory lane at Benton County Speedway

Troy Cordes raced to his 5th IMCA Modified win this season on Sunday at Benton Co. Speedway (Wittke) With the weekly points battles entering the final month of the season, drivers who'd already experienced success this season at Benton County Speedway made return trips to the winner's circle Sunday night at The Bullring.Although it had been nearly two months since his most recent win on the quarter-mile, KISS Country 96.5 IMCA Modified driver Troy Cordes showed why he's the point leader in the 20-lapper for that division.
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