By SAGE HOLMES VT SportswriterINDEPENDENCE – The Vikette track and field team took to Lyle Leinbaugh Field in Independence for the Mustang Invitational. They were the team champions with 154 points. Junior sprinter Leah Hendrickson was third in the 100 meter dash and second in 200 meter dash/. Sophomore Brylee Bruce won the discus and was fourth in the 200 meter dash.
By SAGE HOLMES, VT SportswriterDYERSVILLE – The Viking varsity soccer team traveled to Beckman Catholic High School to take on the Beckman Catholic Blazers in a battle of second-ranked teams in two different classification divisions and earned a 1-0 shutout victory. The Vikings prevailed mostly because of their dominant defense and goaltending.
Richie Gustin has already won a number of high paying IMCA Modified events in his career at Benton County Speedway. Sunday night he added $1,500 and a Late Model win to his Bullring accomplishments. The California native was the IMCA Modified winner at Benton County Speedway on Sunday and at Marshalltown Speedway on Friday. In the first of three appearance for Late Models this season, Gustin made quick work of the 18-car field.
VINTON -- Madi Atkinson was named Queen and JJ Sloop King as the culmination of Vinton-Shellsburg's 2021 Prom, "A Masquerade Ball" Saturday night at the Vinton Skate Center.Look for more pictures from the annual Grand March and Post Prom in Monday's Vinton Today.
By SAGE HOLMES -- VT SportswriterVINTON – The Viking varsity soccer team took on the Williamsburg Raiders at the Karr Athletic Complex on April 26. The Vikings (7-0) took a 1-0 lead on a CJ Rickels goal late in the first half. The Vikings erupted for a four spot in the second half, with a goal from CJ Rickels, two from David Lapan-Islas and one from Gunnar Moen.
WILLIAMSBURG – The Vinton-Shellsburg Vikette soccer team (3-4, 1-2 WaMaC West) took on the Williamsburg Raiders at Dr. D.S. Miller Field at Bob Murphy Stadium in Williamsburg Raiders on April 27. The Raiders took a 1-0 lead into the halftime break, and then Madi Atkinson and Ashlie Meyer scored goals for the Vikettes in the second half, although the Vikettes came out on the short end of the stick, losing the game 4-2.
After racing action was weathered out this past Sunday, the Bullring at Benton County Speedway will return for its second night of weekly points racing May 2.Joining the five weekly IMCA divisions, Late Models will make their first of three scheduled appearances this season. Running SLMR rules, the division will compete for a $1,500 winner’s share Sunday night.
By SAGE HOLMES, VT SportswriterVINTON – The Vinton-Shellsburg Vikette varsity soccer team took on the Marion Indians at the Karr Athletic Complex on April 23 and fell 4-3. Senior Lucy Howes-Vonstein scored two goals in the game and the third one was a weird ricochet off the pipe, goalkeeper and into the net. The difference of the game was Indian defense bottling up sophomore Abby Davis, who is the Vikettes' leading goal scorer with nine.
Below you will find events for the Benton County Speedway Bullring Lil Racer Car Club for the next three weeks! April 25: “Grandparents Night at the Track!’Lil Racers are invited to bring their grandparents to the track and introduce them to Crew Chief Mitch and Crew Chief Rachel in the Lil Racer Clubhouse. The grandparents will then get entered into a drawing held during the regular prize drawings we do for the kids, where they will be eligible to WIN one of FOUR 25.
It all started with a trip to the races for Mitch Swinton. In 2005, he took his then-6-year-old-son Ross to the track in West Liberty and quickly realized there wasn’t much for kids to do. That’s when he decided to start the Lil’ Racer Car Club which is beginning its second season at the Benton County Speedway in Vinton. "I ran clubs at many different race tracks in Iowa over the previous 16 seasons.