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Murty, Thornton, Olson race to opening night wins at The Bullring

Dallon Murty won the battle with his father, Damon, to score the opening night IMCA Sunoco Stock Car win at Benton County Speedway. (Photo by Jim Wittke) After Mother Nature twice delayed season opening action, weekly points racing made a successful return Sunday night to Benton County Speedway.Also making a successful return was a familiar face in victory lane following the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature. Dallon Murty won an entertaining battle with his father, Damon, to score the win.The father and son drew front row starting spots and proceeded to put on a show for the duration of the 15-lapper.

Area Youth take part in the 2022 Annual Live Healthy Iowa Kids Track Meet

Over 160 area youth ranging in ages from 5 to 14 years old participated in the Vinton Parks & Recreation Department sponsored Live Healthy Iowa Kids Track Meet on Wednesday, May 4 at the Karr Athletic Complex. A huge thank you goes out to all the volunteers that generously donated their time to help make this event a success! All youth that participated received a certificate.
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Goals galore helps Vikettes defeat Trojans 10-0

Goals galore helps Vikettes defeat Trojans 10-0TAMA – Therde were goals galore on April 29 as the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikette varsity soccer team defeated the South Tama Trojans by a 10-goal mercy rule, 10-0 at South Tama High School. Bree Swenson picked up a hat trick, with Abby Davis also picking up a goal.The Vikettes are now 7-2 (4-1 WaMaC West), dropping the Trojans to 2-9 (0-5 WaMaC West).

On your Mark. Get Set. Give Hope.

In less than two months, Party in Pink participants will be pounding the pavement as they set out for a tenth time to show that “Hope Runs Pink” in Benton County. Organizers have set Friday, June 17 as the date for this year’s annual fundraising event to benefit Gifts of Hope. In honor of the tenth anniversary, a 10K route has been added as an option for participants.

May 8 new date for Benton County Speedway opener

The third time will hopefully be the charm to get the weekly racing season underway at Benton County Speedway.The first two attempts at a season opener were washed out by Mother Nature, leaving the twice-delayed event now scheduled for this Sunday, May 8.Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds presented by 96.5 KISS Country, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks presented by Kwik Star, Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods presented by Christie Door Company, Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts and Legends.
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Iowa High School Sports Network adds Boys State Soccer to Broadcast Lineup

For the first time ever, the Iowa High School Sports Network will broadcast the Iowa High School Athletic Association Boys State Soccer Tournament finals, June 4th at Cownie Soccer Complex in Des Moines. IHSSN will air the class 1A, 2A and 3A championship matches beginning at 1 p.m. The addition of soccer brings IHSSN’s total yearly events to over 90.

2 big raffles taking place in the Lil Racer Clubhouse at Benton County Bullring

WIN this custom made steering wheel for your racecar or as a conversation piece for your home or man cave! Chances are 3.00 each or 2 for 5.00. Drawing will be held the first Sunday in June. Retail price is 320.00Chuck a Duck Virtually by purchasing your chances for these 4 Lost Island Day Passes at the Bullring Lil Racer Car Club! Chances are only 1.

Benton County Speedway Bullring Lil Racer Car Club Registration begins on Sunday

The Benton County Speedway Bullring Lil Racer Car Club is excited to be back in its clubhouse this Sunday and is looking forward to another fun year with all the Lil Racers. Club registration this year begins on Sunday and will run for a couple of weeks.  When kids register, they will receive a new club permit, lanyard and badge holder for the season.
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Viking soccer upsets #3 Raiders 2-1 (OT)

Viking soccer upsets #3 Raiders 2-1 (OT)WILLIAMSBURG – The Vinton-Shellsburg Viking varsity soccer team took on the #3-ranked Williamsburg Raiders at Bob Murphy Stadium in Williamsburg earned a 2-1 upset, overtime victory over the third-ranked Raiders.The Vikings shut down the Raiders through 77 minutes and change after the Raiders scored the first goal about three minutes into the match.

Vikette soccer defeats Raiders 5-0

Vikette soccer defeats Raiders 5-0VINTON – The Vinton-Shellsburg Vikette soccer teams honored its seniors with a 5-0 victory over the Williamsburg Raiders on the Karr Athletic Complex pitch on April 25. The Vikettes took a quick 3-0 lead with goals by Ashlie Meyer, Abby Davis and Grace Sutton.The Vikettes will travel to Tama on April 29 to take on the South Tama Trojans, then to Dyersville on May 3 to take on the Beckman Catholic Blazers, then Alburnett as part of a girls'/boys' doubleheader, with no junior varsity, on May 5 against the Cedar Valley Christian Huskies, and then the Vinton-Shellsburg Girls/Boys home tournament, then to Fross Park in Center Point to take on the Center Point-Urbana Stormin' Pointers on May 10 and then to Spartan Stadium in Solon to take on the Solon Spartans.
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