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Hope Runs Pink 10th Anniversary Run

Back in 2013 a small group of breast cancer survivors, many of whom were diagnosed through mammography, were discussing ways to make sure that all women had access to these health services without worrying about the cost. That conversation was the start of the Party in Pink 5K. The first year we kept asking ourselves, do we know what we are doing? Actually, wedidn’t! If you were there, you might recall that we were timing racers with volunteers who had stopwatches! We were hoping for 100 racers; we had over 400! We could never have anticipated the support that Vinton and the surrounding communities showed us.

Loss in Vinton touches the hearts of Cedar Rapids baseball team

Following the Riverside Park arson incident a few weeks ago, a baseball team from Cedar Rapids, wanted to do something. Anything. They wanted to let the Vinton team that they would be playing that they too felt the impact of the town's loss. Jennifer Wagner, one of the parents tossed around several ideas to find a way to let Vinton know that the kids in Cedar Rapids were rooting for them.
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Late models return for Super Sunday at The Bullring

For the first time this season, late models will highlight Super Sunday action Sunday, June 5 at Benton County Speedway.Running SLMR-type rules, competitors will chase a $1,200 winner’s share. The feature will pay $150 to start. There is no entry fee. Weekly racing for the six weekly divisions will join the late models, and points remain close in all classes.

Berry tops IMCA Modifieds, Wieben rallies for Northern SportMod Win

Tom Berry Jr. celebrated another special win at Benton County Speedway on Monday, leading all 43 laps of the 43rd Anniversary main event for Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds and going home with $4,343. He is pictured with IMCA President Brett Root. (Pho Tom Berry Jr. led all the laps and Sam Wieben led the most important one in the Monday night 43rd Anniversary special at Benton County Speedway.Berry led all 43 laps in winning the star-filled Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature, while Wieben lost, then got the lead back from Taylor Kuehl on the final circuit to win the Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod feature.

Iowa High School Sports Network to Broadcast Boys State Finals

The Iowa High School Sports Network will broadcast the Iowa High School Athletic Association Boys State Soccer Tournament finals, June 4th at Cownie Soccer Complex in Des Moines. IHSSN will air the class 1A, 2A and 3A championship matches at 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. respectively. Viewers can watch the soccer championships at or on the Watch IHSSN App, as well as on select broadcast and cable affiliates.
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Rust earns anniversary prelude honors at Benton County Speedway

Joel Rust had 1,000 reasons to smile Sunday night.Rust drove the top side to victory and a $1,000 payday in the prelude to Monday’s Friesen Performance IMCA Modified 43rd anniversary race.Starting in row seven, Rust quickly worked through the pack and, once he got to the top side, made an even faster march to the front.At around the 10 lap mark, Rust settled into the top five and set sail in the high groove of the fast, smooth, quarter-mile.

Grandparents Night at the Benton County Speedway Lil Racer Car Club last Sunday

The winner of Leah Wroten’s 100-dollar Grandparent’s Night gift card was Scott and Lisa Edmunds of Cedar Rapids. We gave away two $50.00 cards and two $15.00 cards. Congratulations to all the grandparents! One $15.00 gift card was unclaimed so next week, Crew Chief Mitch will find a deserving grandparent at the track and make THEIR day this upcoming Sunday.

Steering Wheel Raffle at the Benton County Speedway Bullring Lil Racer Car Club

The “Steering Wheel Raffle” drawing will take place Monday at the 43rd Anniversary show at the Benton County Bullring! There is still time next weekend to purchase chances! One chance for $3.00, 2 for $5.00. The winner will be contacted by phone and announced at the track. A custom made 15 ½ inch race car steering wheel, valued at over $200.00, is entering the final turn this weekend and will be awarded this Monday.
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Parks and Recreation reminds residents of last day to save on Pool Passes

Thursday, May 26 is the last day to save money on your pool pass. Register now!, May 27 there will be no pool pass purchases. The department will be gearing up for the opening day so no pool pass purchases will take place on Friday.

Steenbergen holds on for $1,000 IMCA Stock Car payday at Benton County Speedway

Jeff Steenbergen topped the field to earn a $1,000 winner’s share in IMCA Sunoco Stock Car action Sunday night at Benton County Speedway. (Photo by Jim Wittke) Steenbergen holds on for $1,000 IMCA Stock Car payday at Benton County SpeedwayVINTON, Iowa (May 22) – A margin of six hundredths of a second was all it took for Jeff Steenbergen to pocket $1,000 Sunday night at Benton County Speedway.The Johnson Creek, Wis., native made the 3.5 hour tow pay off on a night the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars presented by Vermedahl Logistics offered a $1,000 winner’s share.
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