By SAGE HOLMESVinton Today SportswriterVINTON – The 7th-ranked Vinton-Shellsburg Viking varsity soccer team took to their home field to take on the Independence Mustangs, and came away with a 4-0 shutout. The match was scoreless at halftime, but the Vikings erupted for four goals in the second half, two each by seniors CJ Rickels and David Lapan-Islas.
By SAGE HOLMESVinton Today SportswriterVINTON – The Vinton-Shellsburg Viking varsity soccer team took on the West Delaware Hawks at the Karr Athletic Complex on April 6. Seniors David Lapan-Islas and CJ Rickels had three goals each en route to a 14-0 win in one half over West Delaware. The Vikings will return to the Karr Athletic Complex on Friday, April 9 to take on Independence at 5:30 PM.
At the Jesup Girls' Track Meet, the Vinton-Shellsburg Girls competed in several competitions. With the Vinton-Shellsburg Girls' Track Team in the Class A Division, the girls brought home a 3rd Place win behind Dike-New Hartford and Denver. In 1st place, Dike-New Hartford scored 150.50 while Denver came in 2nd with 93.00. Vinton-Shellsburg girls' team came home with a score of 89.
Randy Patten of Vinton, came in first in the Stock Division of the 2nd Annual Keyes Peak Uphill Truck Drags on March 13. in Florence, Wisconsin.More than 3,500 people watched as four classes of trucks raced side by side up the intermediate run at Keyes Peak Ski Hill. It was a double elimination tournament with more than 100 trucks from Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Indiana and Minnesota competing.
Quick study Logan Clausen won his second career start on dirt, topping Sunday’s Mach-1 Sport Compact feature at Benton County Speedway. Kaden Reynolds recorded his second IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature win of Frostbuster Week at the Benton County Speedway Bullring Sunday evening. Brayton Carter’s last-lap pass netted him the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature win and a $150 bonus during the Sunday Frostbuster special at Benton County Speedway.
Athletes from around the state to compete in over 50 sportsRegistration is now open for the majority of sports in the 2021 Summer Iowa Games presented by Grinnell Mutual. After an abbreviated 2020 Iowa Games due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Iowa Games team is excited to be able to offer opportunities to compete in over 50 sports this summer.Sports and competitions will take place in the Ames community and Iowa State University.
The third time was a charm Sunday night for Jeff Larson.The Freeport, Ill., driver made the third visit of his IMCA Modified career to the Benton County Speedway and won for the first time at Vinton, taking the $2,000 checkers on Michael & Dowd Night at The Bullring.Larson stayed on the higher groove throughout the 25-lapper after passing pole starter Lucas Lamberies on the second circuit.
The 2021 racing season will get underway at the Benton County Speedway, “Bullring” with the Frostbuster featuring five classes of race cars. The IMCA Modifieds will headline the program with $2,000 to win the main event. Hot Laps will begin at 4:30 p.m. with the racing action getting underway at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 4th. The kids in attendance will be treated to a special Easter Egg Hunt as part of the Easter Sunday special racing event at the “Bullring” located on the Benton County Fairgrounds in Vinton, Iowa.
Wednesday’s scheduled IMCA Frostbuster at Benton County Speedway has been rescheduled to Sunday, April 4.Track officials made that announcement after determining they could not get the dirt oval at Vinton race-ready for the number of cars expected to compete on the original date.Along with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods, Mach-1 Sport Compacts will be on the Sunday card.
The IMCA Modified winner will make bank on Michael & Dowd Frostbuster Night at Benton County Speedway.The Wednesday, March 31 main event at The Bullring pays $2,000 to win and is a qualifier for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $500 to win, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods for $400 to win and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $250 to win to complete the race night card.