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Tharp, Siems score first Bullring wins

The second Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod win of Brandon Tharp’s career was his first in front of his hometown crowd at Benton County Speedway Sunday night. (Photo by Jim Wittke) Brandon Tharp waited five years for his first feature win.It took him only another eight days to earn his second.Tharp, whose career first win came June 5 in Independence, earned his first Karl Kustoms IMCA Northern SportMod presented by Christie Door Company victory in front of his hometown crowd Sunday night at the Benton County Speedway Bullring.

Benton County Speedway Bullring Lil Racer Car Club welcomes Tootsie's

The Benton County Speedway Bullring Lil Racer Car Club is happy to welcome Tootsies Ice Cream shops of Vinton and La Porte City as our newest sponsor. The FIRST 50 Lil Racers to sign in at the Lil Racer Clubhouse on Father’s Day, June 20, will receive a coupon good for a FREE Ice Cream cone at Tootsies.Welcome to our racing family, and as the club always says, “It's ALL About the Kids!”.
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WaMaC West Division All Conference Girls Soccer 2020-2021

WaMaC West Division All Conference Girls Soccer 2020-2021First TeamEllen Austin- Clear Creek–AmanaLauren Riggle- Clear Creek–AmanaPeyton Grafft- Clear Creek–AmanaEva Plathe- Clear Creek-AmanaNicole Lutz- Center Point-UrbanaMadison Daily- Center Point-UrbanaSierra Davis- Center Point-UrbanaShakayla Lamer- Benton CommunityCaitlin Keiper- Benton

WaMaC West Division All Conference Boys Soccer, Player of the Year Lapan-Islas

  WaMaC West Division All Conference Boys Soccer 2020-2021 First TeamCJ Rickels- Vinton-ShellsburgDavid Lapan-Islas- Vinton-ShellsburgDamon Swenson- Vinton-ShellsburgEthan Rollinger- Vinton-ShellsburgWes Quinlan- Clear Creek-AmanaTaylor Christensen- Clear Creek-AmanaGunther Sandersfeld- Clear Creek-AmanaLuis Hernandez- Benton Communi

World's LARGEST Candy Dash on a race track in Iowa/Father's Day Fun at the track

Sunday, June 13, join us at Benton County Speedway’s HUGE candy dash, sponsored by Christine Rublack,  as she attempts to set a Guinness Book of World Records feat by dumping the MOST candy (by weight) on a race track in Iowa! Make sure kids, to head out there and sign in and grab a bag from your Bullring Lil Racer Car Club! There will definitely BE enough for everybody! The total weight to be announced right before it's all spread down the front stretch of the race track!Wonderful Father's Day gifts will be on display that Lil Racers can try to WIN for their dads on June 20th at the Benton County Speedway Lil Racer Car Club! Lil Racers, when they sign in for the night, get tickets that THEY drop in red buckets in front of the respective prize that they THINK their dad would like to have for Father's Day! Winners announced at intermission.

Leah Wroten earns her Benton County Speedway win in IMCA Stock Car Division

(Photo by Jim Wittke)Wroten recovers, wins IMCA Stock Car thriller at the BullringVINTON, Iowa (June 6) - When Damon Murty takes the lead of an event at Benton County Speedway, the race is typically for second.Someone failed to mention that to Leah Wroten.Wroten, who led throughout the 15-lapper for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars presented by Albert Auto, lost the lead late to Murty, then took advantage of a caution with two laps to go to drive to her first division win on the Vinton quarter-mile.

Abby Davis breaks school goal record

Abby Davis (10) By SAGE HOLMESVINTON – Vikette soccer phenom sophomore Abby Davis had big expectations for the 2021 soccer season after not getting to play in 2020 due to a global pandemic.  Davis started off the regular season with nine goals in three games against the West Delaware Hawks, Independence Mustangs, and Maquoketa Cardinals.  She scored her first goal in 17 days on Friday, April 30 against the South Tama, then scored one against Dyersville Beckman, two against Cedar Valley Christian, a hat trick against Anamosa, the deciding goal against Center Point-Urbana, two against Monticello and a hat trick to break the record at West Liberty on Friday, May 21.

Vikette softball off to a 2-6 start

VINTON – The Vinton-Shellsburg Vikette varsity softball team is off to a 2-6 start for 2021.  The Vikette wins were 1-0 vs. Marion and 5-2 vs. Riverside.  The losses in a doubleheader to the Mount Vernon Mustangs, the Janesville Wildcats, Jesup J-Hawks, game two to Marion, and the Springville Orioles.The win over Marion was dramatic, as V-S pitcher Anna Becker outdualed Wolves' ace Megan Kessens.

Lil Racer Car Club invites kids under age of 12 to stop by the clubhouse

The Lil Racer Car Club invites all kids under the age of 12 to stop by the clubhouse across from Main Concessions at the Benton County Speedway,  "The Bullring" this Sunday night and bring their grandparents along and introduce them to the Lil Racer Crew. We THEN give the grandparents a ticket, good for a drawing at intermission where THEY have a chance to win gift cards from local businesses in the Vinton area! ( if any local business wishes to showcase themselves we can do that and all it takes is a 25 dollar gift card! Just contact Mitch at mitchell-swinton@uiowa.

Emerson escapes, Cordes stays hot at the Bullring

Troy Cordes 3rd driver 1st IMCA Modified in Benton County Speedway history to earn 60 wins.(Wittke) Troy Cordes, 3rd driver, 1st IMCA Modified in Benton County Speedway history to earn 60 wins. (Photo by Jim Wittke)Troy Cordes became just the third driver - and first IMCA Modified - in Benton County Speedway history to earn 60 wins. His win Sunday was his third straight at the Bullring. (Photo by Jim Wittke)Wet weather in the area forced the cancellation of SLMA Late Model tour action over the weekend, but John Emerson was glad Benton County Speedway kept the division on the schedule for a Sunday special.
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