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Benton County Speedway Bullring Lil Racer Car Club closes its season this Sunday

Kids, stop by the Lil Racer Car Club at Benton County Speedway this Sunday and help us get ready for next Spring 2024, our 19th year in business. Color a picture and take home a trophy, enjoy a free juice pouch, grab a racing flag and/or a stuffed animal of your choice. Be sure to also grab some freezer pops, as we will be shutting it off after the races are over.

3rd annual Nathan's Miles Glow Fun Run & Walk Saturday, October 28, 2023

The 3rd annual Nathan's Miles Glow Fun Run & Walk will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 7 pm.There will be a 1-mile kids run that will start at 6:15 pm, with the 5K starting at 7 pm at the Vinton-Shellsburg High School. Register at (search for Nathan's Miles) and get your glow on!!! 100% of the proceeds go to fund scholarships for Vinton Shellsburg seniors, awarded largely based on work ethic.
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Girls Swim Results: Grinnell 8/29/23

Senior Captain Mac Goodell swimming 100 Butterfly The beauty of swimming is that it can be an individual sport just as much as it can be a team sport. With our numbers being low this season, it will be very tough to compete on the team level with other schools that have squads two, three or four times our size. And with swimming being a one-class sport, we swim against lots of schools that are two, three or even 10-times our size.

Sprint Invaders highlight Labor Day weekend action at The Bullring

The Sprint Invaders are back! For the second time this season, the Sprint Invaders are set to take on the quarter-mile Benton County Speedway during the Labor Day Spectacular Sunday, September 3. Cody Wehrle of Burlington topped a 21 car field of 360 Sprints at The Bullring during the first appearance by the Sprint Invaders this season on July 2.

Vinton Kiwanis 5K Race brings celebrities: Updated

Run, Forrest! This past weekend Vinton enjoyed yet another Boomfest/Boomtown weekend. Kicking off the weekend was the Kiwanis 5K race. The race raised funds for the backpack program that provides additional foods on the weekend for struggling families. The highlight of the race was Ryan Tresnak who ran representing Fareway. While he may not be a celebrity outside of Vinton, he's a hero here.
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Rust wraps up track title in victory lane at Benton County Speedway

Season and track champions were crowned Sunday night in the final night of IMCA Weekly Racing for the 2023 season at Benton County Speedway. And Joel Rust earned a double celebration at The Bullring. Rust, who entered the night with a 15 point lead in the Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds presented by Beaty Excavating, simply needed to take the green flag in the main event to lock up the title.

Girls Swimming Recap @ Waterloo 8/24

Tough meet - against a talented team about 4 times our size (Waterloo is a co-op of both Waterloo East & West, as well as Don Bosco & Union schools), and some of our girls weren't feeling 100% last night - but we managed to score some points and have some decent swims. Senior and captain Tori Elwick showed her grit all night. She put up strong splits in relays and solid performances in her individual 50 & 100 Freestyle - picking up pretty much where her best times were at the end of last season.

“Kids Nickel Bag Night” at the races

This Sunday night at the Benton County Speedway Bullring will be “Kids Nickel Bag Night”. The first 50 kids to register at the Lil Racer Car Clubhouse will receive a FREE bag of nickels for their very own! We will have racing flags, stuffed animals, and “Coloring pictures for Trophies!”. Lots of Greg Kastli trophies to give away. Get your free juice pouches and help us empty the freezer of popsicles.
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Kiwanis Boomtown 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Kid run/walk August 26

The Vinton Kiwanis will hold the annual Boomtown 5K Run/Walk and a 1 Mile Kid run/walk on August 26th. Registration for the race will be from 7-7:45 a.m. with the race beginning at 8:00 a.m. Meet on the east side of courthouse!Cost: $25 per person or $50 for a family of 3 or more. Registration is open here at All registrants will receive a goody bag on the day of the race!The race will benefit the Operation Backpack program for the Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District.

Championship night rescheduled for August 27 at Benton County Speedway

The old saying goes, “Good things come to those who wait.”In the case of Benton County Speedway, it’s going to be great things well worth the wait Sunday, August 27.With the August 20 season championship program postponed due to dangerous heat indexes, the IMCA Weekly Racing season will now wrap up on Sunday, August 27 at The Bullring, and also feature the originally scheduled championship night for the inaugural Pro Late Model Tour.
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