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Girls Swim Meet Aug 24 - Home

By VSU Swim Team · August 27th, 2020
The first girls swim meet went very well - VSU won the meet over Williamsburg 106-64. The first meet is always interesting as the squad is generally untested and is primarily working on building endurance and honing technique. But the times these girls posted tonight show they've been working hard and have set the bar pretty high already.

Another chapter in IMCA Modified history will be written on Sunday, when the Speed Shift TV Dirt Knights Tour comes to Benton County Speedway. The 100th event in tour history will be held at Vinton, the track where the IMCA Modified division first raced more than 40 years ago. Winner of three of the first six Dirt Knights events this season, Ethan Braaksma is poised to become the 11th different champion in as many years the tour has been held.

Football Shirts Available to order

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 25th, 2020
It's Football season again or should I say FINALLY! Football shirts for the new season are now available. If you would like to order the new Vinton-Shellsburg Football apparel, click here to see the order form!

Chandler Scores Emotional Win as BCS Holds Season Championships

By Benton County Speedway · August 25th, 2020
The Benton County Speedway “the Bullring” hosted the 2020 Season Championship races on Sunday night in front of a very enthusiastic race crowd.The racing family rallied around one of its own on Sunday night, with the devastating news coming early last week that long time BCS racer, Nate Chandler has been diagnosed with a very rare incurable stage 4 cancer.

Sunday, August 23rd Season Championships at Benton County Speedway 6 pm

By Benton County Speedway · August 21st, 2020
Benton County Speedway Sunday, August 16 Feature Results (top 5)Kiss Country IMCA Modifieds48K Kolin Hibdon-Pahrump, NV11X Tom Berry Jr.-Des Moines26J Joel Rust -Grundy Center71C Troy Cordes-Dunkerton71X Ryan Maitland-WaterlooAlbert Auto Stock Cars99 Dallon Murty-Chelsea14C Leah Wroten-Independence05 John Oliver Jr.

Kruetners benefit from the Team Sprit of the V-S Girls Basketball Team

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 18th, 2020
For many, last week's storm found cleanup something of a task in need of many hands. Sophia Kreutner an upcoming Sophmore at Vinton-Shellsburg, shared images of her family's residence following the storm. As part of the girl's basketball team, some of the players of the team got together on Monday evening to make a plan to help the Brian and Jen Kreutner family.

Viking gridders pitch in for storm clean-up

By Jeff Holmes · August 13th, 2020
VINTON — They’re already working hard every morning at practice, but members of the Vinton-Shellsburg football team have been pulling double-duty as many Viking players and coaches have been out in the area helping residents clean-up after Monday’s derecho storm.“We have a lot of kids who have been busting their tails after practice helping our community,” said V-S head coach Jim Womochil.

Berry Jr. Scores Win On Wild Night At Benton County Speedway

By Benton County Speedway · August 10th, 2020
The Benton County Speedway hosted 114 race teams on a warm and sultry night that saw a great crowd witness a wildly entertaining night of racing. The Kiss Country IMCA Modifieds saw 21 drivers take the initial green flag with Austin Kuehl all the way from Cave Creek, Arizona lead several laps before BCS regular Troy Cordes took over the top spot.

Vinton Aquatic Swim Meet holds Competition at the Vinton Pool

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 6th, 2020
Saturday morning found members of the Vinton Aquatic Swim team warming up to compete at the swim meet held at the Vinton swimming pool. Hosting Waterloo's USS Destroyers, the two teams competed in 58 different events. The competition began at 9:00 am and wrapped up at Noon. The boys and girls ranged in ages from 8 years old to age 19.

Cordes Back in Victory Lane At The “Bullring”

By Benton County Speedway · August 3rd, 2020
After a week off due to extreme heat and threat of storms the Benton County Speedway “ the Bullring” was back in action on Sunday night. The six regular weekly classes plus the American Iron Racing Series all raced on a perfectly prepared race track. The KISS Country IMCA Modifieds ran a very clean race with veteran racer Troy Cordes from Dunkerton scoring the win.

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