The IMCA Weekly Racing points season comes to an end this Sunday at Benton County Speedway. Season championship racing will be held in all six divisions August 20, with points champions decided by night’s end at The Bullring. A number of close points battles will highlight Sunday night action, including four drivers who hold leads of fewer than five points.
Dylan Thornton raced the top groove to a big payday in Sunday’s Bald Tire Bash at Benton County Speedway. The IMCA Sunoco Stock Car special, which required a tread depth of no greater than 5/32 of an inch on any tire, featured a 50-lap headliner at The Bullring that resulted in a $2,500 winner’s share for the Keystone driver. From a row two start, Thornton battled pole-sitter Leah Wroten early for the top spot in the Christie Door Company main event.
Although the rain won last weekend, racing will resume Sunday, August 13 at Benton County Speedway with the rescheduled Racing for Autism / Bald Tire Bash August. Racing for Autism, presented by Every Piece Matters, is the theme for the August 13 show and a $2,000 winner’s share will be up for grabs in the second annual Bald Tire Bash for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars presented by Christie Door Company.
Over 105 school backpacks, FILLED with school supplies, were given away to young racing fans under 14 years of age at the Bullring last Sunday night. Kids went home very happy, with new school bags AND some took home Cow trophies, simply by coloring pictures! “Lil Racer of the Week" sponsored by The Pizza Place of Center Point” went to a young lady from Norway Iowa.
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 http://getmeregistered.com/KiwanisBoomtown5K 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.
The home stretch of the 2023 season kicks off in a big way this Sunday at Benton County Speedway.Racing for Autism, presented by Every Piece Matters, is the theme for the August 6 show and a $2,000 winner’s share will be up for grabs in the second annual Bald Tire Bash for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars presented by Christie Door Company.The Stock Car special, which is draw/redraw and pays $200 to start the 50-lap A main, will require a tread depth of no more than 5/32” on all four tires.
A trio of drivers set out to “Do the Dew” during Mountain Dew Night Sunday at Benton County Speedway. By night’s end, Briar Kriegel, Nolan Tuttle and Robby Morrison celebrated their career first feature wins at The Bullring. Kriegel took top honors in the 15-lapper for IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks presented by Vermedahl Logistics. From a second row start, Kriegel quickly worked into contention and pulled ahead of front row starters Scott Siems and Michael Kimm.
This Sunday in the Bullring Lil Racer Car Club, there will be backpacks filled with school supplies to be given away to the Lil Racer Car Clubhouse members!Over 100 school backpacks have been collected and filled by Crew Chief Janice. The Lil Racer Car Club will be ready to give these out to the kids on Sunday July 30. How does your son or daughter get one of these? Register/sign in at the clubhouse that night from 3:30-to 7:00 and receive a ticket to give to Janice.
Race fans will have the chance to beat the heat this Sunday during Mountain Dew Night at Benton County Speedway. In addition to IMCA Weekly Racing, door prizes will be awarded, a 50/50 raffle will be held and the Lil’ Racer Car Club will be giving away over 100 back packs to school age kids in attendance during the July 30 show. Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds presented by Beaty Excavating, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars presented by Christie Door Company, Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods presented by Houdek Auto Center, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks presented by Vermedahl Logistics, Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts presented by iHeart Radio and INEX Legends presented by Legends.
Brian Harris impressed in qualifying, then ran away during the main event when the Pro Late Model Tour made its second stop of the season at Benton County Speedway. The Late Model veteran earned the most passing points through heat race qualifying after charging from an eighth place start to second at the checkers. He then drew the ace during the invert redraw, leaving him on the pole for the 25-lap main event.